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Used on Wikispooks as a colloquial term for spy but with wider connotations encompassing people whose primary occupation may be in any area of industry, commerce, politics, the media etc., but who also acts as an agent/informant of the secret intelligence agencies or the security services generally.

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Typejob
Interest of• Rupert Allason
• William Corson
• Executive Intelligence Review
• Ronald Kessler
• Powerbase
• David Teacher
Subpage(s)Spook/Premature deaths
Spook - Used on Wikispooks as a colloquial term for spy but with wider connotations encompassing people whose primary occupation may be in any area of industry, commerce, politics, the media etc., but who also acts as an agent/informant of the secret intelligence agencies or the security services generally.

Spook is used on this website to mean (approximately) "spy", they employ spycraft.

In the 21st century, spooks are increasingly heading through the revolving door to work for large companies, particularly in the financial and "private security" sectors.

Premature deaths

Full article: Spook/Premature deaths

Premature death is an occupational hazard of being a spook. Wikispooks currently has 67 such deaths listed.


 

Office Holders on Wikispooks

NameFromToDescription
Edward Snowden20062009
Erik van Sabben20052009
Alexander Principalov19971992
Annie MachonAugust 1995October 1996
Annie MachonAugust 1993August 1995
Dino Bellasi19881998
Monte Overacre19841992During the very brutal CIA-led counterinsurgencies
Robert van Roijen Jr.19611963
Markus Wolf19511986
Frank Steele19511975
Wilhelm HöttlMarch 19481961
Raymond Leddy19481961Including as Chief of Office of Policy Coordination operations for Western Hemisphere
Lawrence de Neufville19471954
Marion de ChastelainNovember 19431945
A.J. Ayer19431945
Charles Wheeler19421947Helped former Nazi military personnel escape the Soviet occupation zone
A.J. Ayer19411943
Isaiah Berlin19401942
Paul Dickopf19371944Also Abwehr

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Plausible deniability“Intelligence officers try very hard not to get their hands dirty.”Scott Noble7 July 2014

 

An official example

NameBornDied
Abu Hamza Rabia196030 November 2005
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