Newspapers throughout the world have been reporting that two South Korean spies have been caught trying to procure sensitive information from Australian government officials with access to information related to a proposed Korean-Australian Free Trade Agreement.
This is not the first time that the Korean government has been accused of spying see: Seoul Hotel Break in Has Making of a Spy Novel.
disappoints me is not that Korea is engaged in spying, but that they do
it in such a Keystone cop-type fashion. Its seems like the training is
not coming from one of the CIA spy manuals, but out of one of those old
Scooby Doo episodes I loved so much.
situation concerned a Korean-Australian official with the Australian
Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics regular contact with known
Korean National Intelligence Service officers.
Scooby Doo and his friend Scrappy, without the help of Dahne, Velma and
Scrappy would have even caught them. A Korean-Australian government
worker meeting with those reported by the Korean government as liaison
officers from the Korean National Intelligence Service seems like an
Hey guys, please for the good image of
Korea, next time, get a native born Australian on board. If you can't,
don't jeopardize the image of Korea by these boneheaded antics. I bet
Australian-Korean will have a very difficult time obtaining top secret
clearance clearance in Korea in the future.
What do you think?
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