Spy Games Ltd secret to be out soon?
Earlier this year, the well-known British journalist Edward Lucas expressed some regret and confusion on sudden disapperance of an online site called Axisglobe.com which he used to read with enjoyment and some puzzlement.
Lucas, who for more than two decades has offered uniquely valuable insights into the political and economic climate of the former communist countries, is eager to make it out who was behind this site, devoted to activities of security and intelligence services in the ex-communist world, and wheather this enterprise had something to do with „information warfare”.
Lucas, who according to his own website, „can write in any conditions, at any time”, is by all means qualified for this kind of work. However, it may also appear that there is no use for soiling hands of the International Editor of the London-based global newsweekly. As an avid reader of Malcolm Bradbury’s Rates of Exchange, best comic novel about eastern Europe, he can certainly imagine that the real image of the lost site’s mastermind may differ from the fancy. Being aware of the strong advertising efforts of such sites like Stratfor or Intelligence Online, one may imagine simply a fatal management failure, too.
As the editor’s attempts trying a whois search have failed, one can believe that kindly invited discreet correspondence with the researcher may bring the result and additional material for the journalist’s new book about Russian spies.
„It stands to reason that a man must accept the evidence of his own eyes, and when eyes and ears agree, there can be no doubt. He has to believe what he has both seen and heard”. These are the words of a character, created by the British author’s namesake, Edward Lucas White, American author and poet . He is best remembered as a fantasist, for stories such as „Lukundoo” (1927), from which the abovementioned quotation comes. This short horror story was based on the author’s own nightmares.
May we hope the results of investigation of the Axisglobe’s sudden death will disburden the Economist’s Edward Lucas from the nightmare of an "information warfare" effort.