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Saturday, March 25, 2006
First off, if you think that the Cold War ever ended, you may probably be mistaken. A particular phase of the never-ending Cold War did end, but as they say: "it is the world's second oldest profession", so I don't think that it's going anywhere anytime soon.

Some captured Iraqi documents were translated and come to find out Russia may have provided intelligence to Iraq (read that as Saddam Hussein) during the 2003 Iraq War. While not a shocker to those in my circle, some may find it hard to believe. Either way, Patton should have been turned loose in 1945.

The thing that I would like to point out in this entry is that this cloak and dagger type behavior is still very real. When an article such as this one says that "Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service" denies the claims that they provided intelligence to Saddam during the War, I am not surprised by the claims, but am surprised that they don't just outright say that the KGB denies it. Let's be real; the KGB never went away, it spread out and formed different agencies such as the FSB, SVR, FSO, FAPSI, etc. The list goes on. Putin himself is a "former" KGB yes-man. Denial is, of course, all part of the game. Depending on who speak to, either Machiavelli or Sun Tzu was right: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.


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