The Cold War is Back?

Following the Alex Litivenko murder, it appears that we never left the Cold War, with allegations of MI6 and KGB involvement in a murder, claim and counter-claim, with intrigue and mystery. All the stuff of a good Le Carré novel.

I'd be surprised if someone wasn't already working on a screenplay or novelization. A thought that's depressing as it follows an actual murder.

(Update: Now there's talk of missiles. Lovely - Murk)


It has been reported today that the UK is having to redeploy personnel in Croatia after they were 'outed' as Spies in the local media. (Registration may be required, but you might see 'Bugmenot' or the Plugin for Firefox. Four men were named in an article in a Croation magazine. Articles from the magazine are translated into English and placed on the NATO website. They were there for a month before the Telegraph newspaper notified the government of the blunder.

In the states at the moment, there is spying of a different nature. Churches have been using the pulpit as a replacement for the political stump. There will be 'monitors' in the churches to check that this won't be happening.