Reply to post: Re: An important lesson comes from this story

What could be more embarrassing for a Russian spy: Their info splashed online – or that they drive a Lada?

Antonius_Prime
Big Brother

Re: An important lesson comes from this story

No, but appearing to be incompetent at being evil; and being caught and thought to be incompetent, will aid when you want to do actual evil competently elsewhere.

The thing to think of is: How to take the UK out of the international running right now? Make it look like Russia was involved in Brexit. Thin the herd of a few useless agents with a hope they may pop a known detractor off. They're expendable. It's a win-win scenario.

Using the knowledge that, frankly, the UK will muck up Brexit completely unaided, all they have to do is appear to be mucking around, get a few deadwood chaps caught to make it look like their not very good at this whole international spy thing, maybe off a detractor.

Honestly; it's a Xanathos Gambit!

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/XanatosGambit

(I'd apologise for people getting caught on a TV Tropes wiki hole, but frankly, they should know what they're doing, reading The Reg!)

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