This is coolbert:
"Don't be afraid of American counter-intelligence. They are walking in children's shoes" - - Reinno Hayhanen, as related to David Brinkley.
"Russian Spies of the Future"
"By Ion Mihai Pacepa"
Our Ion. The Romanian chief of intelligence who defected to the west some years ago now. Still at it with AN INSIGHT OF THE MOST PROFOUND NATURE!!??
NOT RUSSIAN SPIES OF THE FUTURE! Russian spies OF THE NOW AND OF THE PAST AS WELL!!!
THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL INTERESTED IN THE FIELD OF ESPIONAGE AND INTELLIGENCE!! I ASSURE YOU!!
Ion has an interesting opinion regarding the current ruling elite in the modern Russia. Were almost all [?] members of the KGB during the time of the Soviet Union. Leopards do not change their spots is the operative adage here? Guile, trickiness, cleverness, dissimulation are the standard modus operandi for such persons and always will be.
"Today there are some 6,000 former KGB officers running Russia’s federal and local governments"
THAT OF ITSELF CANNOT BE A GOOD SIGN THAT DEMOCRACY AS IT IS UNDERSTOOD IN THE WEST WILL EVER FLOURISH IN RUSSIA!!??
Ion in his article deals specifically with the ILLEGAL OFFICER!
"The concept of the illegal officer was—and still is—unique to Russian intelligence"
"An illegal officer is one who assumes a non-Russian identity and appears abroad as someone who has no connection whatsoever with Russia . . . a Russian illegal intelligence officer looks and acts just like your nextdoor neighbor."
"President Putin’s new Cold War has moved the illegal officer to the forefront again."
A NEW Cold WAR. To be fought with long-range bomber flights, the illegal officer, weapons sales of advanced means-of-war to powers hostile to the U.S.
Most startling and strange-as-it-may-seem, is this assertion by Ion:
"New information coming out of Moscow confirms to an informed eye what I have long suspected. Blake, a former senior officer of the British Secret Intelligence Service known to us, at the top of the bloc’s intelligence community, as the 'spy of the century,' was in fact a Russian from start to finish."
Ion is talking here about George Blake - - double agent. The conventional wisdom concerning Blake was finally established in 1961!! OR WAS IT!!?? Ion suggests that this is NOT SO!!
This is bitchin' stuff!!
And the Russian practice of employing the illegal officer continues unabated to this day??
"illegal officers are en vogue more than ever before. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Canada has arrested and deported at least three illegal officers working for the SVR (the new name of the PGU). Two were caught in 1996, and one in 2006. The first two, documented as Ian Mackenzie Lambert and Laurie Brodie, used the stolen identities of dead Canadian children. The third, documented as Paul William Hampel, used the identity of a living Canadian."
This from Canada ALONE!! And, those are ones that are CAUGHT!
The beat goes on!