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(MSN)   UK's Defense Minister confirms the secret dossier that disappeared wasn't stolen by spies- they in fact meant to lose it. Bonus: "wad of secret papers". No word on if it was shot   (msn.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Classified information, Defence minister Ben Wallace, last month of a wad of secret papers, evidence of espionage, classified documents, Security clearance, British warship, Espionage  
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2021-07-19 10:19:38 AM  
Not quite "meant to lose it" -- thought that's not beyond the range of British Military Intelligence.


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2021-07-19 10:24:18 AM  
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2021-07-19 10:31:12 AM  
*sigh* Another day, another funeral for Manny Bothans.
 
2021-07-19 10:40:05 AM  
Hanlon's razor strikes again?
 
2021-07-19 10:40:21 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: *sigh* Another day, another funeral for Manny Bothans.


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2021-07-19 10:44:10 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: *sigh* Another day, another funeral for Manny Bothans.


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2021-07-19 10:48:45 AM  

abb3w: Not quite "meant to lose it" -- thought that's not beyond the range of British Military Intelligence.
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Came to make a "MINCEMEAT SWALLOWED WHOLE" reference, leaving disappointed.

/ Awesome book
 
2021-07-19 10:49:13 AM  
Why does anything having to do with the UK government make me think of Monty Python skits?
 
2021-07-19 10:54:40 AM  

johnphantom: Why does anything having to do with the UK government make me think of Monty Python skits?


That was the Argentinian attitude. In 1983.
 
2021-07-19 10:56:07 AM  

johnphantom: Why does anything having to do with the UK government make me think of Monty Python skits?


Bit of an unfair comparison. The characters in Monty Python sketches exude competence and intelligence when compared to British government officials, from the PM down.
 
2021-07-19 10:59:42 AM  
Sometimes an accident is just an accident.

People who deal with classified documents all day every day can get shockingly casual about them.
 
2021-07-19 11:09:42 AM  
Defence minister Ben Wallace

They should really revoke his NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards for this.
 
2021-07-19 11:10:45 AM  
 
2021-07-19 11:10:49 AM  
If they meant to lose it, they wouldn't SAY that they meant to lose it.  They'd try to cover it up, with a seemingly inept attempt to recover it.  Otherwise, whoever it was targeted for would suspect that it was fake....

...hm.

Saying that they meant to lose it sure looks like an inept cover-up.

/spoiler: the person it was targeted for has developed an immunity to iocaine
 
2021-07-19 11:19:19 AM  
Lemme guess, they fed the dossier to Dotard. He's a human paper shredder with a pica disorder that just makes him hungry to eat sensitive documents and translator notes. The cellulosic turds cannot be read
 
2021-07-19 11:53:52 AM  
I guess, a passerby caught the papers being left at a drop site. It's the best way to evade online surveillance, and evade moles, but independents like the Legion of Karen or The Boy Scouts will always do their Good Deed for the Day, (help the tinker cross a busy street, rescue the tailor's cat from a tree, stop and cheer up the soldier on a park bench, report the dossier the spy left at the bus stop, etc etc etc).
 
2021-07-19 1:03:05 PM  

johnphantom: Why does anything having to do with the UK government make me think of Monty Python skits?


Because the British government is no more competent (or useful) today than it was when Monty Python was written?

Satire is timeless when the object of said satire refuses to reform itself.
 
2021-07-19 1:04:21 PM  
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