Print Story For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair
By wiredog (Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 09:52:07 AM EST) (all tags)
they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil.

No Bulwer Lytton content inside.

The WaPo on the inept (but hot) Russki Spies. Lead Editorial
Why would the successor to the KGB invest so much money and effort "to infiltrate academic, policymaking and government-connected circles," as The Post described the mission in its news story Wednesday, when people in those circles are only too happy to talk with anyone who comes calling?

An op-ed

Why on earth would the Russian government spend years of its time and millions of its dollars on the education, upkeep and housing of a spy who might someday be able to collect some rumors from a Democratic fundraiser and friend of the Clintons? There must be several thousand people who fit that description in New York alone, and I bet not one of them knows a single piece of information that cannot also be found somewhere on the Internet. Rumors, White House gossip, foreign policy tidbits -- these are things you can find on the Web sites of The Post, the Brookings Institution and several dozen other institutions, all of whose blogs and articles can be thoroughly examined from an armchair in Moscow.


On vacation from today through next week. So will be posting even less.
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Logic by duxup (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 10:07:05 AM EST
I think they're mistakenly applying logic to human actions and automatically ruling out the possibility that humans would do X because they think it might not be effective.   History would indicate otherwise.   Heck look at me...

Also an interview with a former British spy official noted that planting folks who were just rooting around until they gave them a better task was / is still a common practice and the Russians have the budget to do so.   If all else failed they could always use them as middle men, contacts for spies doing more important work or for other operations if they felt they needed to start quickly.  Word has it the big potential loos here (provided the Russians really have just been dorking around) was that the US felt they could sit on their hands and watch them and learn how they operate.

Paranoid answer by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 01, 2010 at 11:26:57 AM EST
If you are the leader of a country who is well known as the former head of a masterful spy organization, you might want to intentionally plant irrelevant bumblers to make people think you'd lost your touch.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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