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British woman who gave Soviets nuclear secrets dies at 93
Yahoo - AP ^ | 6/28/05

Posted on 06/28/2005 12:32:48 PM PDT by Borges

LONDON (AFP) - Melita Norwood, who passed on secrets to the Soviet Union believed to have helped them speed up development of the atomic bomb, died earlier this month at the age of 93, her daughter said.

Anita Ferguson said her mother died on June 2 but declined to comment further.

Described as the most important British female agent recruited by the KGB intelligence service, Norwood spied under the codename "Hola" and passed British nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union in the years after World War II.

Norwood's activities were finally exposed when KGB archivist Vasili Mitrokhin defected to Britain in 1992, bringing thousands of files he had meticulously copied.

The supporter of Soviet-style communism spied for almost 40 years while a secretary at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association, handing over details of the project to build Britain's first atomic bomb.

She took top secret documents from the Tube Alloys project -- the cover name for the nuclear weapons programme -- copied them and passed them to her KGB handlers.

The information she passed to Stalin's government is said to have helped the Soviets build an atomic bomb two or three years earlier than they otherwise would.

Her security clearance was revoked in 1951 because of concerns that she might be a spy.

But after she was publicly unmasked in 1999 she said idealism, not money, had inspired her.

After she was exposed as a spy, Britain's Security Service MI5 was strongly criticized by the parliamentary committee overseeing the intelligence agencies over the failure to prosecute her.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News
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1 posted on 06/28/2005 12:32:49 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Isn't she cute, too bad she and Mark Felt couldn't get together ...


2 posted on 06/28/2005 12:34:10 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: Borges
But after she was publicly unmasked in 1999 she said idealism, not money, had inspired her

I despise communists.

3 posted on 06/28/2005 12:34:27 PM PDT by SittinYonder (Tancredo and I wanna know what you believe)
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To: Borges

And yet, she is probably lionized by the very people who hate Reagan for "bringing us to the brink of nuclear war."


4 posted on 06/28/2005 12:34:39 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Borges

Enjoy hell, bitch.


5 posted on 06/28/2005 12:35:28 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: Borges
But after she was publicly unmasked in 1999 she said idealism, not money, had inspired her.

But she took the money anyway.

Imagine living so long and doing nothing of any worth.

6 posted on 06/28/2005 12:37:15 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: Borges

Fifty-six years too late.


7 posted on 06/28/2005 12:37:42 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Borges

Hope you got a swimsuit, ya dingbat! It's going to be hot where you are for a while... Don't ask for icewater, you won't get any...


8 posted on 06/28/2005 12:38:26 PM PDT by Frank_Discussion (May the wings of Liberty never lose a feather!)
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To: Borges
Burn in Hell, dearie.


9 posted on 06/28/2005 12:38:32 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: Borges

Contrast her deeds to this fellow, who also died recently:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1432508/posts


10 posted on 06/28/2005 12:38:45 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Borges
The supporter of Soviet-style communism tyranny, oppression, religious persecution, murder, genocide, and wars of aggression ...
11 posted on 06/28/2005 12:38:53 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Borges
[ British woman who gave Soviets nuclear secrets dies at 93 ]

GOOD..

12 posted on 06/28/2005 12:39:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed me to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Borges

It was a big mistake to give the a-bomb secret to the Brits.


13 posted on 06/28/2005 12:39:30 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pabianice

Yes she should have been hanged in 1951.



14 posted on 06/28/2005 12:40:08 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Borges

Hey granny Hot enough for ya?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


15 posted on 06/28/2005 12:40:44 PM PDT by exile (Exile - Helen Thomas tried to lure me into her Gingerbread House.)
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To: Borges

It's frustrating that she was allowed to live so long without having a stake driven through her heart. The Soviet Union was a murder machine and anyone who assisted it is a murderer.


16 posted on 06/28/2005 12:40:44 PM PDT by BinaryBoy
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To: Hank Rearden
I imagine that the grass over her grave will be well watered and fertilised.

I wonder if I can donate to the cause?

17 posted on 06/28/2005 12:40:44 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Borges
She looks a little like Rachel Corey's mother.

That "I've never been right about anything in my life, and I'm proud of it, because reality is a conspiracy of rich multinational corporations so I'm not participating in it" look.

(steely)

18 posted on 06/28/2005 12:41:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Fortunately, the Bill of Rights doesn't include the word 'is'.)
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To: Borges

"After she was exposed as a spy, Britain's Security Service MI5 was strongly criticized by the parliamentary committee overseeing the intelligence agencies over the failure to prosecute her."

The Europeans can't bring themselves to prosecute anyone for anything, can they?

Except that they would gladly prosecute GW Bush for nothing.


19 posted on 06/28/2005 12:42:05 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: sgtbono2002

Or suffered burns while sitting in a chair at Sing Sing.


20 posted on 06/28/2005 12:42:17 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Diddle E. Squat

My thoughts exactly.

She'll find plenty of room in hell with people like Julius Rosenberg, Kim Philby, etc.

I hope her existence is hell is a prolonged and painful one.


21 posted on 06/28/2005 12:42:18 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Borges
After she was exposed as a spy, Britain's Security Service MI5 was strongly criticized by the parliamentary committee overseeing the intelligence agencies over the failure to prosecute her.

Even if she was 120, hey even if she was dead, she should have been prosecuted and punishment rendered on her bloated corpse.

22 posted on 06/28/2005 12:42:30 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Borges

Proud holder of the Order of the Red Banner, awarded by the KGB, enjoyed her Government retirement for decades!


23 posted on 06/28/2005 12:49:16 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Borges
But after she was publicly unmasked in 1999 she said idealism, not money, had inspired her.

And I believe her. Normally, spies are blackmailed sodomites, people with deep personal vices, resentful failures and assorted scum. During the Popular Front era, the NKVD was able to attract highly educated, highly placed people throughout the ruling classes of Europe and America who genuinely, sincerely believed that serving the cause of Stalin was the right thing to do. No espionage service in human history has ever been as well served as Stalin's.

24 posted on 06/28/2005 12:49:47 PM PDT by Sam the Sham
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To: Borges

We know what the Perky One will be wearing tomorrow---mourning black.


25 posted on 06/28/2005 12:50:12 PM PDT by Dahoser (The UN makes Mos Eisley Spaceport look like a clean room.)
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To: Brilliant

UK Security Service notes on case:

http://www.archive.official-documents.co.uk/document/cm47/4764/4764-axg.htm

"To pursue her now that the Cold War was over might open the Service up to criticism for having harassed an old lady." Aaaaarrrgghhh!


26 posted on 06/28/2005 12:50:14 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'chaim!)
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To: sgtbono2002

She should have sat on Julius and Ethyl's lap on the electric chair.


27 posted on 06/28/2005 12:50:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Congratulations Longhorns.)
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To: plain talk

In any reality based society, you would have expected a large crowd to at least try to beat this vile pig to death. She risked the deaths of 100's of millions of innocent people, and gave a brutal dictatorship the carte blanche to imprison 100's of millions and to kill 10's of millions of human beings. And this was done for the "idealism" of this satanic creature. I'm sure many idiots are thinking wasn't she quaint.


28 posted on 06/28/2005 12:55:23 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Borges

She should have been toast a half century ago.


29 posted on 06/28/2005 12:56:13 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: All
God quit you in his mercy! Hear your sentence. 170
You have conspired against our royal person,
Join'd with an enemy proclaim'd and from his coffers
Received the golden earnest of our death;
Wherein you would have sold your king to slaughter,
His princes and his peers to servitude, 175
His subjects to oppression and contempt
And his whole kingdom into desolation.
Touching our person seek we no revenge;
But we our kingdom's safety must so tender,
Whose ruin you have sought, that to her laws 180
We do deliver you. Get you therefore hence,
Poor miserable wretches, to your death:
The taste whereof, God of his mercy give
You patience to endure, and true repentance
Of all your dear offences! Bear them hence. 185
Exeunt CAMBRIDGE, SCROOP and GREY, guarded
Now, lords, for France; the enterprise whereof
Shall be to you, as us, like glorious.
We doubt not of a fair and lucky war,
Since God so graciously hath brought to light
This dangerous treason lurking in our way 190
To hinder our beginnings. We doubt not now
But every rub is smoothed on our way.
Then forth, dear countrymen: let us deliver
Our puissance into the hand of God,
Putting it straight in expedition. 195
Cheerly to sea; the signs of war advance:
No king of England, if not king of France.

Henry V Act II, Scene II - William Shakespeare
30 posted on 06/28/2005 1:00:51 PM PDT by Borges
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To: ArrogantBustard

Hell, I'd hock something to buy a plane ticket for the express purpose of visiting her grave ... and deposit coffee that had been filtered through my kidneys.

Note to the departed commie moonbat, have fun listening for eternity to screams of those who the Soviets murdered, bitch.


31 posted on 06/28/2005 1:04:29 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Borges

Should have gotten the same fate as the Rosenbergs. Shame on the Brits.


32 posted on 06/28/2005 1:06:47 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Borges
She,of course, was denied a punishment from hell.

Using information from Anthony Blunt:his lives. Author. Miranda Carter (Farrah, Straus and Giroux NY 2001) I found this. The traitors, Philby, McClean, Burgess and Blake all had to flee to the Soviet Union. All, inspite of their protests lived/still live a rotten life in that country. Philby drank himself to death at 53 years. He cried in his dingy apartment, which was bugged. "I hate Moscow, I hate Russia, I am a British Communist....."

Alas, the dictum that should be applied to all like Norwood, is impractical. Ship the sods off to Russia- no chance though. LOL.

33 posted on 06/28/2005 1:13:02 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: Army Air Corps

That would make for an interesting conversation whilst clearing customs ...


34 posted on 06/28/2005 1:13:28 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Customs Agent: What is the your purpose for visiting the United Kindom?

Me: To urinate for a very long time upon the grave of a traitorous communist hosebag who your intelligence community didn't have the b*lls to prosecute.
35 posted on 06/28/2005 1:16:20 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

Burn baby burn!


36 posted on 06/28/2005 1:17:59 PM PDT by conservativewasp (Liberals lie for sport and hate their country.)
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To: Borges

If I were satan, I'd start locking up all of Hell's secrets in a big hurry.


37 posted on 06/28/2005 1:25:24 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: Borges

F**kin' reds. [spit]


38 posted on 06/28/2005 1:26:42 PM PDT by Petronski (Be alert! The world needs more lerts.)
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To: Borges

Prosecute her? They should have shot her.


39 posted on 06/28/2005 1:48:59 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Diddle E. Squat

...ditto...


40 posted on 06/28/2005 1:52:00 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: Borges

Klaus Fuchs is the person that gave the How To Make An A-Bomb recipe away!

All these others you hear about are just “small fry”


Secrets, Lies, and Atomic Spies,.....Or... Joe McCarthy was more right than he ever knew
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/622675/posts


41 posted on 06/28/2005 1:55:36 PM PDT by quietolong
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To: Peter Libra
Yeah, I noted that she chose to live her life under the vial, despicable Capitalist West, instead under her beloved, idealized Communist East.

She should be dug up, shot and reburied!

Then she should be dug up, have her throat slit, then be reburied.

Then she should be dug up, hung and reburied.

Then she should be dug up, impaled and reburied.

Then she should be dug up, burned at the stake and reburied.

Prolly not much more use to the corpse after that but to my thinking, FOR TREASON AGAINST YOUR OWN COUNTRY FOR ROTTEN MONEY, this is FAR too lenient!

Good! DIE HAG!

I better go now before I start raving! ;)

Godspeed and God bless all the people who died under communism!

42 posted on 06/28/2005 4:08:52 PM PDT by America's Resolve (Liberal Democrats are liars, cheats and thieves with no morals, scruples, ethics or honor!)
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To: everyone

The only justice for most of these worthless ex-communists is that they lived to see their favored form of government (mostly) perish. But one wishes for more punishment than that ... Good riddance, commie bytch.


43 posted on 06/28/2005 4:19:51 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: hosepipe
[ British woman who gave Soviets nuclear secrets dies at 93 ]

fifty years to late,loathsome BIACH

44 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:31 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: Brilliant
"After she was exposed as a spy, Britain's Security Service MI5 was strongly criticized by the parliamentary committee overseeing the intelligence agencies over the failure to prosecute her."

Los Alamos scientist Ted Hall, who did just as much as the Rosenbergs and Greenglass to sneak the secrets of the Bomb to Stalin, lived a very comfortable, completely open life in the UK for thirty years after fleeing there after the FBI finally caught on.

45 posted on 06/28/2005 7:07:48 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket?)
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To: Borges
"But after she was publicly unmasked in 1999 she said idealism, not money, had inspired her."

I'm sure she was immediately jailed for treason. /sarcasm

I'd love to see the good things the DUh crowd is saying about her.
46 posted on 06/28/2005 7:13:40 PM PDT by AlGone2001 (I'm still waiting to hear from the RNC Chairman)
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To: Borges

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement (Heb.9:27)


47 posted on 06/29/2005 1:45:08 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Gal.4:16)
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To: Steely Tom; Yehuda; Alouette; dennisw; Lijahsbubbe; sheik yerbouty; Jeremiah Jr
She looks a little like Rachel Corey's mother. That "I've never been right about anything in my life, and I'm proud of it, because reality is a conspiracy of rich multinational corporations so I'm not participating in it" look.

Bingo! Matriarch of moonbats material.

48 posted on 06/29/2005 1:52:52 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Thinkin' Gal

About now, she is in need of Hellblock SPF 50!


49 posted on 06/29/2005 7:45:13 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Peter Libra; Borges
Philby drank himself to death at 53 years

To self: Come on own up- PL you erred. Checking on this excellent book Anthony Blunt: Author- Miranda Carter,while right on the despair of the traitors, it was Guy Burgess, not Kim Philby, who died early. Philby's life span was 1912-1988. The proper quote is well worth the epitaph for traitors.

Page 441 of the book- ANTHONY BLUNT. "His last four years had been pitiful. He was often drunk and desperately homesick". Further down the page. "(Burgess) I hate Russia,I simply loathe Russia..... I am a British Communist, and I hateRussia!"

Ah well,as for myself, I can go back any time I wish. LOL "

50 posted on 06/29/2005 1:26:05 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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