Remember, Nicolai, Miles to go Before I Sleep.

Every once in a while, something occurs in the real world that will help thousands of movie audiences continue to suspend disbelief.  Today's story:  Russian sleeper agents in America.


  1. DrTorch:

    Eh. Probably better allusions than that.

    Even the Greenwoods, from Vertigo's Fables, match up better.

  2. Evil Red Scandi:

    So that explains the New York Times Editorial Page.

  3. Doug:

    "...the operation that can activate 51 human time bombs."

    I think that about explains this entire Obama phenomenon, doesn't it?

  4. DMS:

    It's a great story but a couple of things are dodgy, like the "smoking gun" email; it basically says "don't forget to be a spy, using the techniques we taught you, and send the info back to moscow". WTF? What "spymaster" would write that and what spy would need it?

    It will be interesting to see what emerges.

  5. ElamBend:

    What about "No Way Out"

  6. Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas:

    What is left to steal? All our industry is in China.

  7. Mourn:

    Cilla, that's a much repeated untruth. American manufacturing by itself is the 3rd largest economy in the world.

  8. DrTorch:

    Stalag 17. That's what I was trying to think of. (Although the Greenwoods work as well.)

  9. Bob Hawkins:

    The Russians inherited a whole bureaucracy devoted to running sleeper agents. You can't expect all those bureaucrats to stop what they were doing and get real jobs.