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  •  To be fair, this isn't exactly rare (1+ / 0-)
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    in terms of gathering information.  The absurd part of this is that it's the Russians and the Secret Service, not that someone would use prostitutes to gather information.  I bet if you went back through the CIA records they used prostitutes, or people pretending to be prostitutes, to gather information.

    There revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

    by AoT on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 07:03:58 PM PDT

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    •  No, back in the day, it wasn't rare, but graduates (1+ / 0-)
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      from the Soviet "Sparrow School" as Clancy called it, were dispatched toward specific targets, not hooking in a house in the hopes that someone important would come by. Besides that, the goal was usually blackmail for information rather than recording pillow talk.

      “Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it.” – Richard Feynman (-9.00,-8.86)

      by Jonathan Hoag on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:50:06 PM PDT

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    •  Every Major Intelligence Agency (0+ / 0-)

      Except for the original IMF, of course. Martin Landau wouldn't be having any part of his then old lady cattin' around on him, that's for sure.

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