Wednesday, March 30, 2016


From some site on the net on SPECTER:

What does SPECTRE stand for?
Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion

Profiteering from conflict between the superpowers, eventual world domination

Counter-intelligence, brainwashing, murder, extortion using weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and orbital)

Criminal genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Executive cabinet:
21 people including former Gestapo members, Soviet spy group SMERSH, Josep Tito's secret police, Italian, Corsican and Turkish organised crime gangs 

Prominent members:
Dr Julius No, Emilio Largo, Irma Bunt, Rosa Klebb, Mr Osatu, Fiona Volpe

136 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris; also SPECTRE Island

Front organisation:
International Brotherhood for the Assistance of Stateless Persons, a refugee charity

Appears in:
Dr No, Thunderball, From Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, SPECTRE 

Last seen:
Diamonds Are Forever (film), 1971

Why the long break?
A long-running copyright dispute between the Fleming estate and producer Kevin McClory

Did you know?
Bond author Ian Fleming invented SPECTRE in 1959 to replace James Bond's usual, Soviet, enemies. Fleming believed the Cold War might be about to end and wanted to keep his spy thrillers relevant

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