Thursday, 22 December 2011

London mid 1975

Bob Sherman as Jeff Ross, talking to Burnside

'These are the details of the Angolan Op, Neil. You didn't get them from me...'

'What going on Jeff?'

'After the debacle in Vietnam Washington can't been seen to be involved. Kissenger is paranoid about the Cubans so there's some half assed drive to funnel money and arms to this guy Savimbi. It's a mess, too much political interference, no clear objective, not enough money... you can see what'll happen...'

'It'll create the very thing you're trying to stop - more Soviet interest in the region.'

'Exactly, Langley isn't happy, I'm not happy. Do the right thing Neil.'

'...leak it? Bit bloody risky isn't it?'

'After Saigon? What's the worst that can happen?'

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