I was flipping through the newspaper the other day and landed at the first page of the obituaries.
There, I found the story of Yuri Nosenko, 81, ex-KGB agent (a soldier that works for national defense in the Soviet Union during the Cold War).
During the height of the Cold War (nuclear arms threat battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union), he went to Switzerland and defected to the U.S. in 1964. After years of being interrogated and held in various prisons lest he's a double agent (someone pretending to be a traitor but is actually a spy), he was finally admitted into a U.S. intelligence agency. He submitted crucial Russian dossiers and documents that helped the U.S. gain an edge against the Soviet Union.
He died last week, a month after CIA director Michael Hayden sent him a flag and a letter of thanks.
Yes, he helped this country, but he betrayed his previous one. Isn't that a bit immoral?