July 6, 2009, - 1:34 pm

It Ain’t Like James Bond: Some Top Spies’ Spouses Are Dummies

By Debbie Schlussel
Maybe the reason James Bond was barely ever married (his bride was murdered, thus the marriage was brief), is that some spies’ spouses are complete idiots.
Yes, not all of them are cleverly evil (like Valerie Plames’ anti-American hubby, Joe Wilson). Some of them are just stooopid. Like Mrs. John Sawers a/k/a Lady Shelley.
And I thought warnings about what you put on Facebook and elsewhere on the net were strictly for moronic sexting teens. I was wrong. Apparently, those warnings would have been better spent on Shelley Sawers, wife of MI6’s new spy-in-chief. Looks like the Missus is in need not of spy school, but just some basic common sense.


Lady Shelley Sawers: Blabbed on FaceBook

About Hubby, Britain’s Top Spy

Not sure wassup with these Brits, since this is the second such instance of British spies screwing up in pictures of late. Remember Bob Quick, Britain’s top counterterrorism cop, who had to resign in April, after he put a classified counterterrorism document (detailing Britain’s counterterrorism spy ops) in plain view for photogs to snap and post worldwide?

MI6 faced calls for an inquiry last night after an extraordinary lapse of judgment led to the new head of MI6’s personal details being plastered over Facebook.
Millions of people could have gained access to compromising photographs of Sir John Sawers and his family on the social networking website.
The information, posted by his wife Shelley, included details about where they live and work.
Sir John is due to take over as chief of the Secret Intelligence Service in November, putting him in charge of all Britain’s spying operations abroad.
His wife’s blunder is deeply embarrassing for MI6, who were last night facing questions over why the family had not been more closely vetted before Sir John’s appointment.
Lady Sawers had put virtually no restrictions on her account, making it visible to the estimated 4million on the open-access ‘London’ network, and potentially 200million more worldwide.
Her Facebook page was taken down after the Mail on Sunday exposed the lapse yesterday.

My favorite headline from this story is from Marketing Pilgrim: “The Spy Who Loved . . . to Wear Speedos.”
But, contrary to the claim made by Sir John Sawers’ defender in the video above, this isn’t just about him wearing a Speedo. It’s about names of his kids and locations, all of which could be used to kidnap them and blackmail him into giving up state secrets and classified info on spies and spying operations.
Has Britain already forgotten Kim Philby?
It’s like Inspector Clouseau is running British intelligence, and that doesn’t bode well for American spies and agents, since we share a great deal of info with the Brits.

8 Responses

That’s the kind of stuff a husband should never share with the wife. Yes, its important to keep certain secrets in a marriage. What you don’t know can keep you, your spouse, your children and your country – safe.

NormanF on July 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Lady Shelley Sawers is a naive moron and her husband obviously is not fit for the job if his wife does not know better than to list her home address on the Internet.
Anyone that has been on the Internet should know better than to list your home address unless you want uninvited guests coming to your home.
The old saying loose lips sinks ships apparently did not make an impression on Lady Shelley.

ScottyDog on July 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm

More idiocy from the Kingdom of Dumb.

Jewel Atkins on July 6, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Have you being watching anything about ANPAC caught spying in America with some lovely american congressmen.

Uneducated on July 7, 2009 at 9:23 am

And it shows!

Shy Guy on July 7, 2009 at 11:33 am

Wow shy guy,
totally massive repsonse. Totally reasoned and educational repost….you to shy to put some meat on your ‘war and peace’ analytical statement?

Uneducated on July 7, 2009 at 11:58 am

Here, lamebrain, just as examples:
No one is really interested in rushing to defend every crackpot accusation that you can type up.

Shy Guy on July 8, 2009 at 1:15 pm

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