Category Archives: Espionage

Spy Quotes — US DIA Ana Montes [#10]

“I believe that the morality of espionage is relative. The activity always betrays someone, and some observers will think that it is justified and others not, in every case.” Ana Montes —  Private letter to a friend   October 16 2020 — … Continue reading

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The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule? [2020 — POLL]

“Although no one had written them down, they were the precepts we all understood… By the time they got to Moscow, everyone knew these rules. They were dead simple and full of common sense…” Tony Mendez  — The Master of … Continue reading

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On This Day — Ana Montes Is Arrested (September 21 2001) [2020]

“I believe that the morality of espionage is relative. The activity always betrays someone, and some observers will think that it is justified and others not, in every case.” Ana Montes —  Private letter to a friend “She felt the Cubans were … Continue reading

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On This Day — Espionage and Sabotage Act of 1954 (September 3 1954) [2020]

“At first blush, one would say that we are rather naive in expecting somebody trained in espionage to come forward and register. But … you will find under this language it is possible to prosecute people for failure to register.” … Continue reading

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The Spying Game — Is ‘No Rules’ the New Rule? [2019 — POLL]

Tom Bishop (Brad Pit) — Ah, Jesus Christ, you just… You don’t just trade these people like they’re baseball cards! It’s not a fucking game! Nathan Muir (Robert Redford) —  Oh, yes it is. It’s exactly what it is. And it’s … Continue reading

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On This Day — Ana Montes Is Arrested (September 21 2001)

“I believe that the morality of espionage is relative. The activity always betrays someone, and some observers will think that it is justified and others not, in every case.” Ana Montes —  Private letter to a friend “She felt the Cubans were … Continue reading

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On This Day — Espionage and Sabotage Act of 1954 (September 3 1954) [2019]

“At first blush, one would say that we are rather naive in expecting somebody trained in espionage to come forward and register. But … you will find under this language it is possible to prosecute people for failure to register.” … Continue reading

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Two Years Ago — RUSSIA : FSB Shaken by a Major Reshuffle

“One might think this would be a good time for Russian cyber intelligence officials, credited as they are with hacking and leaking Democratic emails that may have altered the course of the U.S. presidential election. One would be wrong.” Emily … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Belgium University Professor Death Sentenced in Iran

“A scientist performing important humanitarian work has been sentenced without public trial and is looking at the death penalty. This is an outrageous violation of universal human rights, against which we should react decisively.” Rector Caroline Pauwels — VUB [Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading

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Belgium — Chinese Spy Arrested; Extradited to the United States

“This indictment alleges that a Chinese intelligence officer sought to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from an American company that leads the way in aerospace.” John Demers — Assistant US attorney general for national security “What the Russians … Continue reading

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