Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Names Change, Spying Stays The Same

US Diplomat, suspected of being CIA, caught in a "honeytrap" sting with footage possibly released onto the internet by the FSB, the successor to the KGB.

For those of you unfamiliar with international espionage, a honeytrap, also called a venus trap, is a technique in which a diplomat's/spy's sexual weakness is preyed upon, either directly by an agent, or indirectly via third parties such as prostitutes. Information derived from the honeytrap can come either voluntarily via boasting, unguarded revelation, etc., or involuntarily (blackmail). The Russians are experts at this, and the Chinese have been engaging in it, too. In the old days when homosexuality was less tolerated than in modern times it was quite easy to arrange homosexual honeytraps, also.

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