Monday, August 11, 2003

A fairy tale from The Washington Times? 

After tucking her kids in bed, The Washington Times' Neil Doyle would have us believe that an American housewife and mother, known to her "spy masters only as 'Mrs. Galt,'" spends her nights traveling the "secret world of Internet chat rooms and Web sites populated by some of the most dangerous people on earth" to track down "al Qaeda and other terror groups."

If that isn't enough hyperbole for you, Doyle goes on to claim that "Mrs. Galt" (might she fantasize that she is the wife of John Galt from Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged?) "sweet-talks her interlocutors into revealing their plans, often with fatal consequences for the terrorists."

It gets better . . . or more bizarre, depending on your point of view: "They have no idea that their supportive new 'sister' is a terrorist hunter reporting every word they say to a variety of intelligence agencies," Doyle wrote.

"She is so trusted by her unsuspecting targets that they often send her pictures of themselves displaying heavy machine guns and other weapons. She has even been sent pictures of men proudly displaying severed human heads," said Doyle, who claims to have interviewed "Mrs. Galt," whose age he lists as 42, by email.

And would you believe that "Mrs. Galt" uses "a crib sheet" with "Islamic sayings and customs" to ingratiate herself with her targets and even flirt with them? Flirt with Muslim men whose religious beliefs place a heavy emphasis on modesty?

You have to admit this story gets better by the paragraph.

According to Doyle, this one woman CIA/FBI/MI6, "Over a period of weeks and even months, . . .slowly teases out details of coming operations, locations of bases and movements of personnel." Whee!

What does this spook extraordinaire do with all the information she allegedly extracts from the unsuspecting "terrorists?" Doyle claimed, "She reports to London-based private intelligence consultant Glen Jenvey, who makes his research available to government services, including the FBI and the military intelligence agencies of Russia and India."

This sounds like a plot from the old TV show, Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Do you suppose "Mrs. Galt" might resemble Kate Jackson who played "Mrs. King?"

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?