BRIT NEWS: The Home Secretary has been asked whether Al Qaeda sympathizers could have infiltrated MI5. Such a possibility will cause the obvious shock and horror, especially when I’d say it is inevitable. Such organizations cannot possibly be as secure as we would like, and throughout the history of spying, the Mole has been a regular visitor. Don’t people remember the Cold War, the double agents such as the Burgess, Philby, etc? So if we’re told there are no ‘sympathisers’, I’d advice them to look again.
(c) Anthony North, August 2009