Friday, May 31, 2013

Espionage comes to idiot box and screen

Chapman, 28, who held a British passport after a brief marriage to a man she met in London, went from undercover to overexpose by posing in lingerie for a Russian men’s magazine. She later became a TV presenter in Moscow and flirted with a political career by joining Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party.

Cold War drama The Americans is a study in middle-class unease. Who are our neighbors really? It's what we don't know about someone that terrifies us. And the truly frightening theme behind The Americans is your very neighbours could be your enemies. Judging by outside appearances, it's impossible to tell who the enemy is and what he or she wants. They were the spies who came in from the suburbs, undercover Russian agents who had lived for years as ordinary Americans while secretly working for the Kremlin. When the FBI sensationally arrested ten so-called “illegal” operatives in the United States in 2010, it exposed a plot more astounding than any spy novel and triggered the biggest espionage drama between Washington and Moscow since the Cold War Espionage comes out of Cold River
Ryan Fogle, the third secretary at the US embassy in Moscow, was paraded in footage aired on state-run television after being detained late on Monday night by officers from the Federal Security Service (FSB), a successor to the Soviet-era KGB

"War is like love, it always finds a way."
Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children