23 January 2014


Call it diplomacy on the hoof or a case of 
trenchant ignorance if you must - but you 
don’t go arresting and strip-searching the 
Indian deputy consul general in New York 
on a whim as baseless as an employee’s 
supposed complaint. Mark Smith - agent 
US Diplomatic Security Services was as 
diplomatic as a testy dog in the manger 

Where tact and recognition of reciprocal 
rights exists the US Authorities blurred a 
copy-book already infamous anyway; so 
already there are repercussions - before 
this moronism is acknowledged it might 
be germane for agents to learn to read 

Mark Smith particularly ... 

© 27 December 2013, I. D. Carswell