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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 08:25 AM
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251. Oh god. It's called tradecraft.
If the CIA wanted to send an officer into the USSR to spy on them, do you think they're gonna just hand him a plane ticket to Moscow? Ah hell no. There would be two KGB officers standing next to the door. When Mr. Oswald walked through it, they would immediately throw him in the back seat of a car, take him to the Lubyanka, and put him in an uncharacteristically plush cell. They would feed him well, not interrogate him in any way, then a week or so later run him back out to the airport, put him on a flight back to the West, and be done with it.

Logic: if you're an overt agent and you're so expendable as to be allowed to fly to the Soviet Union in status, you don't know anything they give a shit about anyway.

Instead, they'd ship him over as an illicit then create some big stink about how one of our most valuable assets just up and defected to the Soviets and How Damaging To Our National Security This Is. After he's completed his mission, he'll decide he hates the Soviet Union and want to come home.

If Oswald was an authentic defector, and he authentically decided he hated the Soviet Union, immediately upon his return to the United States he would have been clapped in authentic irons, put in an authentic paddy wagon, given an authentic sentence of life without parole, and sent to an authentic jail where he would have authentically rotted.
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