From the What Were They Thinking? File

The news is all too rarely a laughing matter, but the following news update made me smile a couple of days ago:

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Mon, June 28, 2010 — 4:56 PM ET

Federal Agents Arrest 10 on Charges of Spying for Russia

Ten people have been arrested for allegedly serving as secret
agents of the Russian government in the United States, the
Justice Department said Monday.
Eight of 10 were arrested
Sunday for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep cover
assignments in the United States on behalf of Russia. Two others
were arrested for allegedly participating in the
same Russian
intelligence program within the United States.
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I was already chuckling silently to myself thinking… how relevant can spying be now that the cold war is over?? And then right on cue today, the following blurb had me laughing out loud:

Spying Suspects Seemed Short on Secrets
The suspected Russian spy ring rolled up by the F.B.I. this week had everything it needed for world-class espionage, except actual secrets to send to Moscow.

Something tells me Joe McCarthy must be rolling over in his grave.


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