Cloak and dagger: 神秘離奇,欺騙,陰謀

involving secrecy, deception, espionage and plotting, when people behave in a very secretive way


  • “What is up with all this cloak and dagger talk? Is there something going on I don’t know about?”
  • I said I wanted to meet you in private, but you don’t have to be so cloak-and-dagger about it. A parking garage is not what I had in mind!


(Mediate, 2020/01/14)

The final debate before the 2020 Democratic primaries kick off with the Iowa Caucuses next month went down on Tuesday night.

The stage was fraught with tension: a bitter feud between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders was launched on Monday by a CNN report, apparently leaked by the Warren camp, accusing the Vermont senator of telling his Massachusetts colleague he didn’t believe a woman could win in 2020. Sanders denies the allegation.

Elizabeth Warren had high risk going into Tuesday night’s debate. She faced an intense backlash from Sanders supporters after confirming CNN’s reporting on her claim that he told her a woman couldn’t win in 2020. Allegations of cloak and dagger politics abounded on Twitter.


Elizabeth Warren進入這場周二晚上的辯論風險是很高的。她在確認CNN這項報導,說桑德斯確實有跟她講過這話之後,桑德斯支持者強力反彈,推特上一片罵聲,說她在耍政治陰謀。

(Washington Post, 2020/01/04)

Since the dawn of the Clinton administration, a silky Italian restaurant in Georgetown has been more famous for its patrons than its provisions. At Cafe Milano, the District’s political dons and doyennes are seen executing handshake deals over plates of lobster linguine.

In 2011, something far more sinister was nearly served up.

The restaurant found itself in the middle of an international cloak-and-dagger operation that reads like the plot of a Bond novel: It involved a highflying Saudi ambassador, a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) informant, surreptitious FBI surveillance and Mexican drug cartels.


Sound (中文解說): ICRT newsblog

Photos: aljazeeraMilano cafe