March 01, 2006

Agitprop Trumps Counterespionage

British rock invasion gets rolled

The spy segment which aired on RTR Russian Television on Sunday January 22, is being seriously doubted. For that matter, the government-run Russian Information Agency’s headline, “FSB detains a group of British spies,” has not cleared the matter up. As of press time, no foreign spies have in fact been detained.

The name of the only person so far arrested – a Russian, by the way – is being withheld, while the names of those not arrested (the British citizens) have been proclaimed. This violation of the canons of espionage proves only one thing: the last thing this scandal is about is spying.

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