Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
Mila is making me thirst to try the new Jim Beam Apple bourbon.
UCLA was once a daily place to play for me, and I really like Westwood. For beaches, I went south to Del Mar. In L.A., if you stay west of the 405, you can avoid the pollution. If you can avoid the freeways for work, it is not such a bad place.
Milla Jovovich and Mila Kunis were both born in Ukraine.
Both would have been great Cold War spies, on either side, as they are smart and beautiful.
There is something comical about honeypots (honeytraps). Diplomats, spies, and government workers in places like Russia, the U.S., and China are briefed about the tactics, but it still often works.
Usually, the woman has a file about the target, and drops false information about similar interests, beliefs, or experiences to induce the initial bond. The funny thing is how the defenses go down when the subject believes she agrees with and thinks like him. In essence, the target is often falling in love with himself.
The foreign intelligence service also often has an idea of the tastes of the target. CIA and British intelligence have often (historically) used friendly intelligence services to find women for these spy games, due to the official constraints of their methods. Russia and China have no qualms with these tactics.
During the Cold War, it is my understanding that the Soviet Union was better at these operational methods than the West. Even businessmen are compromised in many countries by these tactics today, if they have useful information.
Lesson: if you are traveling, relevant to an intelligence agency, and meet a woman who seems too good to be true, that may well be the case.
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