Skip to comments.Wife blows new British spy chief's cover online
Posted on 07/05/2009 1:46:06 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins
LONDON: Hes the spy who came in from the beach.
Holiday snapshots and family details about the newly appointed head of Britains MI6 intelligence agency have been removed from a social networking page after a newspaper told the government about them.
Pictures from the social networking website published in the Mail newspaper show John Sawers posing with his children, wearing a Santa hat and playing Frisbee on a beach. The paper said the information was posted by Sawers wife on the site. It included vacation photos, details about the couples three children and the location of their London home.
Shelley Sawers page has been removed from the site, although a cached page can still be viewed that shows a picture of the spy chiefs wife.
Some politicians called the details a security lapse but others said they revealed nothing but a few mildly embarrassing domestic details.
Its not a state secret that he wears Speedo swimming trunks, said foreign secretary David Miliband. For goodness sake, lets grow up.
The Foreign Office would not comment further, but Conservative lawmaker Patrick Mercer, who heads Parliaments counterterrorism subcommittee, said the revelations left Sawers open to criticism and blackmail.
and she is the brains of that operation!
No, No, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Bill do not put Hillary in a spedo on your MYSPACE page.
No death penalty in GB, what a shame...
>> Wife blows new British spy chief’s cover online
An unfortunately phrased headline. It should not take until the second-to-last word to determine that the headline is not referring to the bedroom activity of the British Spy Chief and his wife.
I know the British use different colloquial expressions than we do. A boot is a car trunk. A bonnet is a hood. And a bird is a girl. I’m wondering, is a “cover” a...umm.......
Of course not. He’s married.
If I am not wrong Ms Sawer just cost her husband his job.
The only real way to rectify this, is that he is replaced by a new Mother. (pardon my arcane reference! :o)
I misread ‘cover’ as ‘lover’.
I was about to ask for a link.
Your experience with marriage has apparently not mimicked my own.
Has Scooter Libby been questioned yet?
Take it easy, take it easy.....
One I am always amused by, is the Brit expression of “knocking a girl(her) up.” that means to call on her. Of course it also applies to males as well..and that can even cause *more* confusion to the uniformed U.S. visitor. :oD
Oh, lol, so much for ‘covert’. Now he just needs a good resume and cover letter...
You’d think someone smart enough to head that organization would like a wife of equal intellegence.
Yeah, I was like huh? Until I read ‘cover’. haha
I’m betting she was pretty hot when he met her :-)
Well try chatting with a brit and him saying “I’ll be right back, I need a fag and my wife is home and she won’t let me do it here”. I definetly did a what the?
Apparently not. ;-)
Once again, a covert ops “Phlame” out due to an obsessive need for attention from a silly woman. Sigh.....
That’s what you get when you marry a dingbat!
I had an acquaintance who was planning a visit to England last time I saw him. I made a point not to caution him against introducing himself with a smile, a proffered hand, and saying “Hi. I’m Randy”.
I was waiting for a good story or two to come of it.
I don’t see the problem when James Bond always identifies himself as such whenever he checks into a hotel or meets a stranger.
Has Scooter Libby been questioned yet?
No doubt Axelrod is taking notes :)
“I had an acquaintance who was planning a visit to England last time I saw him. I made a point not to caution him against introducing himself with a smile, a proffered hand, and saying Hi. Im Randy.
I was waiting for a good story or two to come of it.”
I hope you aren’t holding your breath while you wait as no-one in England has used the word randy since 1963. :D
You do know Austin Powers wasn’t a documentary don’t you? ;)
Seems like a non-story to me, I mean it’s not like the head of MI5 is a secret anyway:
I never saw it.
Sawers. John Sawers.
Hmmm, not sure about that.
They were using it in the Suffolk area when I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath. That was around 1989.