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Russian Spies (but not the beautiful seductive female kind that hapless scientists give up Cold War technology secrets to in the movies.)

March 24, 2006

Is this another one of those things that get’s released on Friday afternoon in hopes that nobody notices?

Now, all accounts say that this involved inaccurate (to some extent) information, and that it had no bearing on the outcome of the US invasion of Iraq…

BUT

It turns out the Russians were spying on US and passing the information on to Saddam during the start of the invasion.

Captured Iraqi documents describe a Russian spy operation that was aimed at the United States Central Command in the early days of the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to a new American military report. The report says information on war plans and troop movements was passed through the Russian ambassador in Baghdad.

That’s huge, right? Not in terms of how the invasion went, but in terms of our dealings with Russia.

New York Times:
U.S. Inquiry Finds Russians Passed Spy Data to Iraq in ’03

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2 Comments
  1. March 25, 2006 7:29 PM

    Hey, who says the Cold War is behind us? Maybe we can now have a “Long, Cold War”!

  2. March 27, 2006 3:56 PM

    Really, Neil, having a Long Cold War is key to justifying continued investment flushing of money down the SDI toilet.

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