Skip to comments.George Blake: Soviet Cold War spy and former MI6 officer dies in Russia
Posted on 12/26/2020 9:45:31 AM PST by Borges
George Blake, the former MI6 officer and one of the Cold War's most infamous double agents, has died aged 98, Russian media has reported.
Over nine years, the Soviet spy handed over information that led to the betrayal of at least 40 MI6 agents in Eastern Europe.
He was jailed in London in 1960, but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia.
The Russian Foreign Intelligence Service said Blake "had a genuine love for our country".
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Sold out & caused the deaths of untold number of his countrymen. Lived to a ripe old age.
“Sold out & caused the deaths of untold number of his countrymen. Lived to a ripe old age”
“And Richard Rich died in his bed...”
Assuming his place in hell.
How does someone like that escape? Was he really let go?
A no good, worthless bum. I hate to say it, bc I know it is contrary to what Judeo-Christian theology and ethics require us to think and do, but just like John McCain, I’m glad this virus no longer pollutes the Earth.
Wish it had happened sooner.
Hope it was bone cancer and hurt a lot.
Wonder how he felt once the Soviet Union collapsed? Most the spies that escaped to Russia like Philby , burgess, and MacClean became alcoholics and disillusioned, did Blake?q
Now we have traitors in plain view with the corrupt media covering for them.
Now we make our traitors rich.
Wow. This fella could be Secretary of State for Plugs the Pedo.
I strongly believe the Soviet vipers in our and British governments were never completely uprooted. Just a thought.
You’re quite right.
Going back to the lead up to WWII, American and British intelligence agencies and diplomatic services made a point of recruiting from the perceived upper-crust, "best and brightest," of their societies. Ironically, this led to these organizations being populated by persons with an elitist worldview for whom, ironically, the oligarchic nature of communism was more seductive than an allegiance to Constitutional monarchism (in the case of the UK) or democratic republicanism (in the case of the US).
I believe William Donovan was a true patriot and loved his country. He was an adept OSS chief leading a wartime organization; however, I think he was naïve in his strong preference for Ivy Leaguers whom he assumed would be strong patriots, when by that time, much of American Academia had been infiltrated by the left. Many in the OSS (and consequently in the early days of the CIA) were Ivy elites from prominent, wealthy families who had a stronger sense of duty and loyalty to their fraternities and social clubs than they did to their great unwashed countrymen.
“my particular favorite Sorge in Japan, a man who’s spying altered the course of the war.”
Richard Sorge...Very interesting guy...
Japanese secret police caught him by tracking radio signals...
He is buried in Japan...Together with his Japanese lover...
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