Just in case anyone gets the wrong idea, the definition of Spooks for this use is found in Merriam-Webster:
Main Entry: 1 spook
Etymology: Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost
1 : ghost, specter
2 : an undercover agent : spy
— spook·ish \ˈspü-kish\ adjective
Courtesy of MsHoneychile | April 07, 2007
It’s happening now:
Summer of spies behaving badly Exacty!
Cohn: Blowing China’s cover in Canada Bad Shout Out
New powers given to Russia’s security agency Hmm? So secretive…
Post: U.S. Intelligence Grows Beyond Control Might be more effective and respected if there was a positive track record and dirty laundry wasn’t hanging out on the line!
Vienna is still a favourite playground for spies Wherever do the mobile spies, special ops, and more ~ gather? Geesh!
Is Wash Post harming intelligence work? or even the MSM will get in the act to spoil operations!