[LMB] Vor Class Permeability

Dorian E. Gray dorianegray at gmail.com
Thu Jan 20 19:32:22 GMT 2011

Royce said...
> However, the military had their *own* KGB, called the GRU. Its main job 
> was
> to see to it that the military remained under the control of the communist
> party; those tasked with this job were called "political officers" 
> (zampolit
> in russian; wiki linky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_commissar )
> and they were hated with a passion by their military associates. wiki 
> linky:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRU
> Impsec is clearly KGB. The GRU never made it to barrayar, thank ghu.

Not so.  In "Shards of Honour", Aral has a Political Officer on his ship. 
Come to think, it was a Political Officer that ordered the Solstice 
Massacre, and got himself murdered by Aral for it.

However, Barrayar-GRU was wiped out by some carefully staged "civil unrest" 
between "Shards" and "Barrayar", when Ezar decided they were getting too big 
for their boots.

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
dorianegray at gmail.com

"Perhaps there was something inadequate in a deadly menace with a top speed 
of 1.5mph."
- Charles Butler 

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