25 Reasons That The World Of Spies Is A Crazy Place

Spies are the stuff of legends. Everybody loves watching those crazy thrillers with James Bond hanging off the edge of a cliff as the car goes careening into the valley and ends up exploding into a huge fireball. While the movies definitely take some artistic license with what is really going on, the real spy world can be just as crazy. The CIA, the KGB, MI6, all of these are the world’s most recognized spy agencies. Whether it was the World Wars or the Cold Wars, they have always been at forefront of shaping what goes on in the world. If it weren’t for spies taking secrets from the United States, the Soviet Union wouldn’t have gotten nuclear weapons when they did. These kinds of things tip the scales of diplomacy and change the balance of power in the world. Of course, the life of a spy isn’t always glamorous and action packed. It involves a lot of normal stuff. After all, that’s the only way you can do your job without being caught…by acting normal. This means going to parties, talking to people, just doing everything you can to get that secret. These are 25 reasons that the world of spies is a crazy place!

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In 1943 Gevork Vartanian, a 19 year old Soviet spy foiled a Nazi plot to kill Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill while they were meeting in Tehran, Iran.

In 1943 Gevork Vartanian, a 19 year old Soviet spy foiled a Nazi plot to kill Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill while they were meeting in Tehran, IranSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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The reason Saddam Hussein denied nuclear inspectors into Iraq was because he thought they spied for the US. A later investigation by the Washington Post found his fears to be legitimate.

The reason Saddam Hussein denied nuclear inspectors into Iraq was because he thought they spied for the US. A later investigation by the Washington Post found his fears to be legitimateSource: guardian.com, Image: wikipedia

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There is a way to log keystrokes acoustically, which means no software is required...only an audio recording device.

There is a way to log keystrokes acoustically, which means no software is required...only an audio recording deviceSource: freedom-to-tinker.com, Image: wikipedia
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When Roald Dahl worked for the British government as a spy in the United States, his mission was to seduce powerful woman in order to gather intelligence. He was later said to be a real life James Bond style spy who used his charm and good looks to his advantage.

When Roald Dahl worked for the British government as a spy in the United States, his mission was to seduce powerful woman in order to gather intelligence. He was later said to be a real life James Bond style spy who used his charm and good looks to his advantageSource: telegraph.co.uk, Image: wikipedia

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During World War I the Germans built a tree out of steel that had just enough space inside it for a soldier to hide. Then one night they cut down a real tree and replaced it with their steel creation while firing artillery to cover the sound. The allies didn't detect the "tree spy" until several months after they had conquered the area.

During World War I the Germans built a tree out of steel that had just enough space inside it for a soldier to hide. Then one night they cut down a real tree and replaced it with their steel creation while firing artillery to cover the sound. The allies didn't detect the "tree spy" until several months after they had conquered the areaSource: awm.gov.au, Image: wikipedia


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