Saturday, July 3, 2010

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

All too kakaesque as the story of the Russian spies becomes news. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? Well, we will never know that and the contradictions appear with the ex-father-in-law of the photogenic, particulaly good for a story, Anna Chapman, saying " She's simply not some Mata Hari, she can't be... she's just an ordinary girl," while her ex-husband maintains that "he was not surprised she had been arrested over allegations of spying and said that while they were married her personality changed after she began having "secretive" meetings with Russian friends". Sour grapes from a jilted husband? We just don't know but what we do know is that little security scares like this are very good "news" for a state that is forever deepening and extending the control of its citizens. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? We will, indeed, never know but then we were never meant to.

1 comment:

calgacus said...

Very true James. There are CIA and other US intelligence agency's spies operating across the globe, but this is reported as if it's entirely legitimate, despite their involvement in overthrowing elected governments, organising death squads, assassinations and even aiding terrorist groups.

Yet any American or British citizen accused of spying in another country is assumed to be innocent, while any citizen of another country accused of spying in Britain or the US is assumed to be guilty.