James Hudson in image from sting video. An edited version has been posted on YouTube
LONDON – British news reports have been full of the story of James Hudson, a pudgy, bespectacled British diplomat with security clearance who was caught in an apparent “honey-trap” in a Russian brothel, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
A video posted online by Russians revealing Hudson’s sexual antics not only terminated his career but also his own off-the-record attempt to set up a trap for leaders of Russia’s secret military labs as well as a separate strategy by MI6, Britain’s intelligence agency, to do the same thing.
Hudson had been stationed in Ekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth city in the Ural Mountains, where he was assigned to dish out visas and make arrangements for visiting British businessmen.
He was also good on the city’s history: a city for which the Empress Catherine was named; where Czar Nicholas and his children were murdered during the Russian Revolution; where Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s first president, was born; where Gary Powers was shot down in his CIA spy plane; and where a massive anthrax outbreak occurred at a biological warfare establishment during the Cold War.
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No one at the consulate suspected the girls had become part of Hudson’s plan to fulfill a fantasy of joining MI6 as a spy. With an application to join MI6 pending, he apparently thought he could impress the agency by trying on his own volition to recruit some of the girls at the brothel.
He had seen them frolicking with high-level Russian officers in the brothel where he was a regular visitor.
But now, on the Internet, his career’s demise is known as: “The adventures of Mr. Hudson,” an explicit video posted on a Russian site. The four-minute production shows Hudson, naked apart from a dressing gown, with his two doe-eyed Slavonic beauties.
The response from the Foreign Office in London was: “We have too many problems in places like Iran and Afghanistan to spend time worrying about a junior diplomat being indiscrete in the Urals. That said, we are not in a position to confirm or deny the allegations, and we do not generally comment on individual personal matters.”
Bored with his career in the diplomatic service after serving in Sarajevo, Havana and Budapest, the 37-year-old divorced father of one had decided a move to MI6 was for him.
But Hudson did not know that for some months MI6 had been considering how its Moscow station could ensnare the Russian officers by using the oldest trap in the intelligence world: the honey-trap. Like Hudson, the Russian officers also were regular visitors to the brothel.