[linux-elitists] random questions

Jeremy McLeod jeremym@loonix.org
Fri Dec 7 13:08:19 PST 2001


On Fri Dec 07, 2001 at 01:03:47PM -0800, Ben Woodard wrote:
>begin  Ron Guerin  quotation:
>> I'm just pleased to be on a list where people are informed enough to
>> know who Kim Philby was.   When Howard Stern takes a microphone out into
>> the street and asks people who the Vice President of the United States
>> is, more often than not, the wrong answer is offered.
>
>I know who Kim Philby was but I don't know what happened to him once
>he defected to the USSR. When they made him a "KGB Colonel" was that a
>symbolic move or was it real.

He was a KGB colonel on the retired list.  They probably kept him around
for advice and strategies concerning the subversion of the British Labor
Party in the 70s and 80s(which worked, from all indications.).

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Jeremy McLeod
jeremym@loonix.org



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