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'I DID betray my country' 50 years after Profumo's resignation - Keeler passed secrets to Russians
Daily Mail UK ^ | 9 June 2013 | By Leon Watson

Posted on 06/11/2013 10:52:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

...Fifty years after the Profumo affair erupted, Christine Keeler, now 71, has confessed she played a role in a high-placed spy ring...

...she says: 'However I dress it up, I was a spy and I am not proud of it. The truth is that I betrayed my country.

...The scandal hit the headlines after seven shots were fired at a house in a quiet Marylebone mews by a jilted boyfriend of Keeler in December 1962.

It then emerged the then 19-year-old Keeler had been sleeping with former Secretary of State for War John Profumo, then 48, and a handsome Russian spy Yevgeny Ivanov.

...But when news of the Profumo-Keeler-Ivanov love triangle broke 18 months later, Profumo lied to the House of Commons about his affair. He was soon found out and Keeler sold her story to the News of The World for £23,000.

In June 1963, he quit in disgrace, amid allegations Keeler had been asked by Ivanov to discover from the War Minister when the West Germans might receive U.S. nuclear missiles to be stationed on their soil.

But Keeler... says the Establishment was far more interested in painting it as a sex scandal and chose to ignore claims of a widespread spying network...

...But Keeler is now convinced she unwittingly helped pass on secrets that could have ultimately harmed the country.

...According to her book, Keeler claims Ward used that first meeting to steal secret letters from Profumo's briefcase, detailing the delivery of nuclear weapons to Germany.

Her affair with Profumo began days later and she claims Ward immediately asked her to find out through pillow talk when the nuclear warheads were being moved to Germany.

...Ward committed suicide before a verdict in the case was reached. She was sentenced to six months in jail for perjury.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: christinekeeler; coldwar; espionage; itsjustsex; johnprofumo; missiles; nationalsecurity; profumo; reddupe; sovietunion; spy; stephenward; traitor; treason; unitedkingdom; usefulidiot; yevgenyivanov

1 posted on 06/11/2013 10:52:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Full headline

‘I DID betray my country’: Fifty years after Profumo’s resignation, Christine Keeler confesses she passed secrets to Russians


2 posted on 06/11/2013 10:53:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

I remember that many years ago.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 10:57:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Keeler on the right has Stanley Anne's lips

Just sayin'

4 posted on 06/11/2013 10:57:35 AM PDT by knarf (<p>Gimmee my share.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Perjury and a suicide... “Can’t prove nuttin’!”

Just like the Clinton scandals.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 10:59:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I remember it ... barely.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 11:00:49 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: knarf
Her most famous photo:


7 posted on 06/11/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: knarf

I think the one on the left is Mandy Davies whom I thought was better looking than Keeler, at the time. It was quite a scandal for the time.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 11:03:45 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Cincinatus
Pictured last year:


9 posted on 06/11/2013 11:04:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mouton

The scandalous news of JFK boffing secretaries and gangster molls was suppressed at the time.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 11:05:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

It sure was...the power of the media to make or break you on display.


11 posted on 06/11/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Cincinatus

BJ Clinton would have jumped on that like a chicken on a junebug.....


12 posted on 06/11/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: a fool in paradise

Profumo’s wife was Valerie Hobson.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Hobson


13 posted on 06/11/2013 11:11:46 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: a fool in paradise

Pope Paul, Malcolm X,
British Politician sex
J.F.K. blown away,
What else do I have to say?

We didn’t start the fire.
It was always burning, since the world’s been turning.
We didn’t start the fire.
No, we didn’t light it.
But we tried to fight it.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 11:13:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: a fool in paradise
But wait....

All the conservatives of the time were called Evil for condemning Profumo.

I remember. "McCarthyism" it was, mean people saying terrible things about an innocent indiscretion.

And like the Venona Papers, now we know...what we already knew.

Amazing how that works.

15 posted on 06/11/2013 11:17:17 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Mouton

The questions of whether the Kennedys killed Marilyn or at least broke into her home to suppress evidence (like her diary) in the investigation into her “suicide” are key because if the POTUS and Attorney General can do that to one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, then they could do it to anybody, anytime. With consent of the media.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 11:17:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: knarf

Later....Mandy and Christine would later form the Spice Girls


17 posted on 06/11/2013 11:17:38 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Regulator

Something to remember as presidents, ambassadors, secret service agents, and other persons with classified information are repeatedly caught engaging in reckless affairs (prime for espionage or at least blackmail).

Mr. Clinton was deploying troops over the phone one time he was receiving a blow job from Monica Lewinsky. Did she have appropriate security clearance?

“It’s just sex” doesn’t wash.

There is currently a sex scandal brewing in Belgium over the US Ambassador there soliciting (male?) prostitutes in parks.


18 posted on 06/11/2013 11:20:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise
Did she have appropriate security clearance?

Ask Huma.

They were WH interns together.

19 posted on 06/11/2013 11:21:55 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Cincinatus

Yeah, she was a beautiful young woman. But she really aged badly. I always remember this photograph. She looks a little like Nigella Lawson.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 11:23:20 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: a fool in paradise

References, please.


21 posted on 06/11/2013 11:25:04 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Regulator

Read through the revisionist history reviews of Scandal on IMDB and you’ll find a lot of “much ado about nothing” claptrap and “freethinkers” being persecuted. Stephen Ward was a spy who pimped her out to older men and then sought classified information.

He wasn’t a “freethinker” if he was engaged in espionage for the USSR.

At least he saved the UK a bullet.


22 posted on 06/11/2013 11:28:14 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

If all Christian heresies begin below the waist, so too do all spy scandals.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 11:28:46 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: BwanaNdege

Still in doubt about the Kennedys having sexual relations with Miss Monroe?


24 posted on 06/11/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

She was a liability for sure but I don’t think the Kennedy’s killed her. I would bet a dollar to a donut though they did steal the diary and look for any incriminating stuff laying about, perhaps Hoover.

Kennedy’s biggest threat was that babe who was the girl friend of the Chicago mobster and go between, Exner whom I believe led a full life.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 11:30:03 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: BwanaNdege

Here’s one you can dismiss as rumor, inuendo, unproven, etc.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2338425/Marilyn-Monroe-death-Confession-inside-diary-Hollywoods-famous-private-detective-Fred-Otash.html?ICO=most_read_module

As I say, the questions linger and have validity. The press DID cover up the Kennedy conquests (including Ted’s failings at Chappaquddick). IF they could do it to her, they COULD do it to anyone.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 11:30:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mouton

Judith Exner, and others.

One such liason was Mary Pinchot who confided in Timothy Leary about JFK’s drug use (not just prescription, but pot and LSD). She later was murdered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pinchot_Meyer


27 posted on 06/11/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mouton

Judith Exner, and others.

One such liason was Mary Pinchot who confided in Timothy Leary about JFK’s drug use (not just prescription, but pot and LSD). She later was murdered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Pinchot_Meyer


28 posted on 06/11/2013 11:35:35 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

led to Ward’s arrest and charges for living off immoral earnings.....GEEZZZZ! We got a whole nation of those critters!!


29 posted on 06/11/2013 11:38:04 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Guilty now, not back then. Case closed. Besides, at this point what difference does it make?


30 posted on 06/11/2013 11:40:05 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Douglas Fairbanks Jr.?


31 posted on 06/11/2013 11:44:20 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: knarf

You don’t get lips like that from suckin’ on doorknobs !


32 posted on 06/11/2013 11:50:20 AM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Guilty.....!


33 posted on 06/11/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: a fool in paradise

Not really. However, before I pass along information, I try to get documentation of some sort, if possible.

Recently, I read an article about an LA private detective whose personal effects hinted at Peter Lawford & JFK perhaps having an active part in Monroe’s “suicide”. I’ve lost that link.

It is sad that we keep electing men who will not honor the vows they gave before God, family & friends. Can they be trusted with anything?

Besides, there is ample evidence that a man unsatisfied with the wife he chose will never be satisfied though he bed “the hottest sex symbol around”.


34 posted on 06/11/2013 12:09:43 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: a fool in paradise; Ruy Dias de Bivar
There's a decent chance she is lying.

Ivanov was supposedly a KGB spy. Wouldn't this have turned up in the early 90s when they opened those files?

35 posted on 06/11/2013 3:16:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: a fool in paradise

The media desperately wants to believe that story, but should we believe everything we are told?


36 posted on 06/11/2013 3:19:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Safetgiver

How do you know she’s not lying? I’m not sure that KGB files support her. Why don’t they ask her to take a polygraph?


37 posted on 06/11/2013 3:36:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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