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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:32 PM

Well, why am I having images of old, and I mean ANCIENT

spy novels and REAL scandals (though not in the US). I mean Honey Pot and Profumo Affair is truly coming to my mind with a vengeance.

Cantor I wonder if you got that stupid... and hubris is not a good thing... we know the General did. But could the whip truly have gotten that stupid?

But yup, honey pot comes to mind... with a passion.

Yes, things are gonna get even weirder... with this, they truly are... buckle up, the ride has just begun.

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Reply Well, why am I having images of old, and I mean ANCIENT (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 OP
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2012 #1
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #2
Whisp Nov 2012 #3
Kali Nov 2012 #4
valerief Nov 2012 #5
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #12
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #14
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #18
zappaman Nov 2012 #22
Lint Head Nov 2012 #6
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8
KoKo Nov 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #10
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #11
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #13
bobthedrummer Nov 2012 #15
Live and Learn Nov 2012 #16
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #20
bobthedrummer Nov 2012 #17
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #19
zappaman Nov 2012 #21
malaise Nov 2012 #23
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #24

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:33 PM

1. Mystified?

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:35 PM

2. Absolutely

mystified does not start to describe it. It could be that my poli sci instructor had a flair with describing Profumo, and he was a retired company man. So he made references to those hack eyed spy novels... he liked to say, life is stranger than...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

3. I think you mean 'hackneyed'?

 

"Hackneyed" means a word or phrase has been overused, thereby lessening its effect, value, or originally-intended meaning.

Promise I'm not being snarky or anything but I think you have used this wrong spelling before and thought you would want to know.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

4. "hack eyed"

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:40 PM

5. Ha! I wouldn't be surprised to hear Christine Keeler's name brought up either.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

12. "hack eyed"...? really?...again?

 

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 PM

14. Is that all you have to say?

I guess it is time to put you away in the iggy list... enjoy the company.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:36 PM

18. it was the only thing in the post that was worth noting.

 

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:29 AM

22. how dare you point out a mistake by our resident expert on all things!

Welcome to the Iggy List...we are thousands of members strong!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:45 PM

6. This is sad but FUN!

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:46 PM

7. Never cared much for those. Since I have to live through this one

just hoping it has a happy ending for our side. The plot is thickening but still seems to be headed that way.

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:49 PM

8. If I were writing the plot, I know where I would be going with this

sadly, it would not shock me one bit...

And that is where the honey pot comes in... but not precisely a foreign party at play here.

No foreign nationals were involved in the making of this one. That is as far as we know. If at any moment there is one, oy... (I suspect it won't), but like a nice cyber punk plot, corporate spying comes to mind, in a sort of a way.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:51 PM

9. I read it's about "Sparrow"...according to some anonymous commenter on a blog..

It's what the Agents during Cold War called...female spies.

Who knows...if that's true. It's a delightful name..isn't it?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

10. I guess it is generational

but delightful... now we know, Caudwell, or whatever her name is spelled as, is an intel officer and the General is an intel \ spec-ops veteran. Damn, I could not write this one.

Damn...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:56 PM

11. The Profumo Affair...saw the movie with John Hurt. Excellent movie.

All the lives and careers ruined by the scandal. In one sense, you wonder why sex was such a scandal, to destroy so many. But OTOH, I'd find myself thinking, "What the hell are they doing? They're playing with fire. For what? A little nooky? Seriously?" They had to know the risk they were taking.

The Petraeus scandal is a little more than that, in that it involves national security.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:57 PM

13. Remember, so did Profumo

due to the risk of blackmail. It was another era took and the UK was far more conservative at the elite level.

This is definitely a national security breach...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:00 PM

15. I'm intrigued by authors from the UK- J. LeCarre, L. Deighton, G. Greene-this is huge considering

that it's real--beats the thinly veiled fiction.

K&R.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:05 PM

16. Wonder if this has anything to do with the turning aspens

Scooter Libby kept referring to? Remember, "Out west, where you vacation, the aspens will already be turning. They turn in clusters, because their roots connect them."

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #16)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:16 AM

20. I know

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:09 PM

17. Considering the honey pots, the two most vital warriors against the former KGB-Robert Hanssen of the

FBI and Aldrich Ames of the CIA were both working for the KGB.
There were femme fatales, in a manner of speaking, involved with both.
Hanssen was also Opus Dei. No one can make up this stuff, can they?

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Response to bobthedrummer (Reply #17)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 02:15 AM

19. Nope, no editor would believe it

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #19)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:27 AM

21. I bet you could find an editor who believed we had military on "sooper duper" secret missions...

in Syria and that one soldier was killed...all of this based on a facebook posting.
No serious as a heart attack you could find one.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:36 AM

23. Which of the generals Petraeus or Allen?

Long wars destroy men, women and institutions.
The good news is that Obama will replace all these traitors and scoundrels.
The neo-cons are finished.

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:24 AM

24. You know treason has a very specific definition in US law

Now if Patreous got away with it, why not Allen? This is why I hope they gave the music in some ways.

As to the Neocons...I want a few war criminals prosecuted, that ain't gonna happen.

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