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Mata Hari And 14 Other Dumb Spies

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Mata Hari was an unemployed dancer from Holland who re-invented herself as the world's most famous stripper, prostitute… and spy. While getting it on with top military officials during WWI, she would pump them — for information — and sell the intelligence to Germany. Eventually arrested by the French, she denied knowing anything about espionage -- but then offered to spy for France against Germany. But why, her captors asked her, would a person with no knowledge of espionage offer to becom
Mata Hari was an unemployed dancer from Holland who re-invented herself as the world's most famous stripper, prostitute… and spy. While getting it on with top military officials during WWI, she would pump them — for information — and sell the intelligence to Germany. Eventually arrested by the French, she denied knowing anything about espionage -- but then offered to spy for France against Germany. But why, her captors asked her, would a person with no knowledge of espionage offer to becom

Spies are the ultimate conspiracy characters. They make their careers by stealing information and hiding the truth. The hallmark of a superb spy is anonymity -- if they do their job right, we will never know who they are or what they did.

But a bad spy usually pays for his incompetence with his freedom -- or his or her life.

Read the whole story at TruTV.com

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