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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, October 18, 2021

A pathetic spy trial is going on in West Virginia. Unlike our most cherished spy films and novels, as well as the most ballyhooed real-life cases of espionage, the grim tale of Jonathan and Diana Toebbe does not bank on high drama and ideological ideals. Jonathan, a 42-year-old Navy nuclear engineer, and Diana, a 45-year-old private school teacher, residents of a modest home in Annapolis, Maryland, plotted to sell secrets to a foreign intelligence agency but screwed up in the very first step of what they'd thought was a finely honed scheme.

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... screwed up in the very first step of what they'd thought was a finely honed scheme. ...

Rule #1 of being a spy - don't get caught.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-18 03:04 PM | Reply

Diana looks like she can swing a pool cue with the best of them. I'll wager she was the mastermind of this ---- sandwich of a spy caper...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2021-10-18 04:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Trump supporters, do doubt, who thought they could even the playing field and screw Biden's deal with Australia at the same time . . . for a price, of course.

Is the electric chair at Sing Sing still plugged in?

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-19 04:49 AM | Reply

Wtg! Trump is the 3rd response.

#4 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2021-10-19 08:58 AM | Reply

WTG! Traitor apologist is the 4th response!

#5 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-19 11:53 AM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY TWINPAC AT 2021-10-19 04:49 AM | FLAG: If they were Trump supporters your media should have started with that. That fact that no party affiliation is mentioned you can pretty much know that they are dems. Then there is this:

DISTURBING THREAT Wife posted about stopping Trump' before acting as lookout so nuclear engineer husband could sell submarine secrets'
www.the-sun.com

www.the-sun.com

#6 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-10-19 01:29 PM | Reply

"That fact that no party affiliation is mentioned you can pretty much know that they are dems."

As does the fact that they are a nuclear engineer and a teacher...

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-19 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Maybe no political affiliation was mentioned was because there was no political motive.

For all we know maybe they just needed money and nuclear sub secrets was the only thing they had to sell.

Or maybe they just wanted to spice up their marriage with a little cloak and dagger role playing.

You'd think anybody smart enough to be a nuclear engineer would know better than to try and pull off a stunt like this.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2021-10-19 06:56 PM | Reply

#8 nuclear engineers may be smart, but that doesn't mean they are wise also.
They made a bad judgement, not a stupid mistake.

I know a bunch of engineers, not including software wannabe engineers.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-19 08:33 PM | Reply

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