Were the Colombian prostitutes spies?

When the news first came out my initial reaction was,

Was this a set-up?

Were those prostitutes spies? Officials check identities in Secret Service scandal (h/t The Other McCain)

An investigation is under way to determine whether any classified information was compromised when U.S. Secret Service agents consorted with prostitutes in Colombia before a summit attended by President Obama, according to two U.S. officials.

Authorities are checking identities of the women and whether they may have been recruited by a foreign intelligence service or a group with hostile intentions, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because the inquiry is confidential.

It is exactly why the situation lends itself to that, which makes the agents involved so stupid.

Or maybe I’ve been reading too many spy novels.

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3 Responses to “Were the Colombian prostitutes spies?”

  1. jlh Says:

    The “honey trap.” Like “the oldest profession,” this may be the oldest spy trap. Cleopatra lives!

  2. pinecreeksusan Says:

    do we, US, have any respectable people in our intelligence community?

    one thing that obama’s presidency has shown the people of the US, corruption at the very top of all agencies and the democratic party.

    we need to clean house!

  3. Nolanimrod Says:

    I remember a bit of a furor back in the seventies when it turned out that the Marine guards at the U.S. embassy in Vienna were frolicking with a bunch of babes who were all KGB agents.

    What if about a dozen of them had been roofied? That has some real possibilities as an SNL skit.