Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Poetic Spook


This is James Jesus Angleton who wrote poetry in his youth before joining the CIA. He famously remarked that whereas a common thug could kill a person, it took the talents of an intelligence service to make a murder appear to be a suicide. Not surprisingly, in his wake, quite a few suspected "moles" topped themselves.

3 comments:

Laetitia said...

Just like Bin Laden who was a romantic young poet in his youth?

Profoundly Superficial said...

Yes, it all goes to show that poetry is dangerous stuff!

Laetitia said...

...I would say frustrated poets are....