CIA speaks ‘amorous arts,” Romeo spies on Valentines day

The CIA took to Twitter to describe the ‘amorous arts’ this week.



The CIA used Valentine’s day Wednesday will be used as an opportunity to talk about the “erotic art”, the spymasters, to talk secrets from their goals, the acquisition of the Agency Twitter account, Romeo’s, Juliet’s and tricks of the trade.

One of the most famous seductresses Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer convicted of espionage for the Germans during the first world war. She was accused of a double-agent & receiving intel from the seducing prominent French politicians & officers. She was tried, convicted & executed in 1917.

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

While most think of the female temp tresses, when you hear the term “honey-trap” for men as well as honey, to steal the secrets of fall. For example, in West Germany during the height of the Cold war.

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

The Twitter account to get in, as a rule, a sober relation of news, updates, and information, not took a bath in the saucier side of spycraft, as it is described seductresses is only female but also of East German “Romeo spies”, handed in relationships with women and convinced them about the data in the post-war West-Germany.

After #the second world war, many West German women jobs in the economy, the government, Parliament, military & intel opinions-often with access to highly classified secrets. So they were targets for East German male spies are only interested in one thing: secrets.
These men were nicknamed “Romeo spies.”

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

Romeos were trained in espionage, false identities, & sent in the Federal Republic of Germany. Once there, they identified a potential “Julia” with access to the info you were after. You created a random encounter, began an affair, and finally, the women asked her to pass the secrets.

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

He notes that 40 women were prosecuted, in the Federal Republic of Germany during the Cold war, to espionage, with many falling in love with her “Romeo” to spy on you are encouraged.

Romeo spies were warned not to get married, their assets, even if you have developed real feelings for her (which are many), because the West German authorities conducted background investigations for all, and the marriage to a government employee with access to classified information.

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

While many of the women terminated the relationship, if asked, to spy, others fell in love with her Romeo, but with the excitement of spying. Your Romeo was just a part of the process.

— CIA (@CIA) February 14, 2018

The tweets, the dive with a depth in the practice-it makes for an interesting read about one of the more curious instances in the post-war espionage.

“She was the victim of Cupid’s arrow, but they were not quite innocent,” the article reads. “However, many hearts were broken, including those of several of the Romeos who really love their Juliet’s. Several couples endure charade, really fell in love, and went on to marry and start a new life.”


Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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