Monday, February 11, 2008

Spies Like Us

D. and I generally walk Jake a couple of miles every night - and tonight we adjusted our route to take us past the corner of Baronne and Bordeaux, the scene of today's FBI raid.

Oh yeah...we totally went by the Spy House. We are that lame...
(...and yes, very curious, too.)
WDSU was still on the scene, as was an FBI spokeswoman. D. lamented not having brought his camera, and Jake took the opportunity to pee on a light pole across the street.

Naturally, the FBI agent turned towards us, narrowed (we think) her eyes, shook her head at Jake's lifted leg, and turned back to the crew from WDSU.

All in all, it's surreal to think that just 7/10 of a mile from our cozy little abode, espionage was being processed for the People's Republic of China.
Federal investigators said a local businessman, Tai Shen Kuo, 58, a longtime resident of Houma who had moved to New Orleans, was the point person who cultivated a relationship with the Defense Department employee. Yu Xin Kang, 33, a Chinese citizen who arrived in the city last fall, functioned as a "cut out," or intermediary, between Kuo and a Chinese government official.
How very Julius and Ethel Rosenberg of them...(though, to be fair, no one is talking about anything more dire than life in prison for those involved in the PRC case)...

As Ted "Theodore" Logan, Esq. would note, "Strange things are afoot at the Circle K."

(Or in uptown New Orleans...dude.)

Photo shamelessly borrowed from the T-P/

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