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The Bugged Embassy Case: What Went Wrong | The New York Times - Nov 15, 1988 | (Paper Edition) 😉

Today, the eight-story American chancery in Moscow stands useless, infested with spying systems planted by Soviet construction workers...

As I recall, the building was demolished ... the Kremlin bug like a fly inside the wall. 😁

Those were the times when Big Blue mainframe super computers were delivered with Trojan horse software at no additional cost ... United Nations building in New York and  the European Union HQ in Brussels ... espionage is my trade ...

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 12:45:56 PM EST
U.S. Embassy has history of spying charges, countercharges | AP News - Aug 21, 1985 |

Over the years, Americans have complained that the Soviets used microwave radiation, bugged typewriters, and an underground tunnel full of eavesdropping devices to spy on U.S. Embassy personnel.

On Wednesday, the top diplomat at the U.S. Embassy, Charge d'Affaires Richard Combs, said KGB secret police were using a chemical that enabled them to track people's movements.

U.S. officials have protested Soviet electronic surveillance in the past, while the Soviets have regularly accused U.S. diplomats of spying.

Americans living in Moscow have long assumed their telephones and apartments are bugged to monitor their movements and contacts with Soviets.

In 1975, embassy personnel complained that the Soviets had been beaming harmful microwave radiation at the building for years.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 12:46:54 PM EST
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Meanwhile here at home ...

Embassy FOB The Hague most expensive next to Baghdad.

The new building goes six bunker floors deep and only underpaid laborers from third world countries were hired for the construction ... not sure whether they met the same fate as slaves working inside the pyramid of Cheops in Egypt.

Ahem ... from Eastern Europe and NATO trusted countries ...

Inspectors check claims of law-breaking at US embassy construction site

Contemplating a new US Embassy on the grounds of Clingendael where Seys Inquart ruled over The Netherlands during the WWII period 1940-45.

    The move Ambassador Clifford Sobel wanted to Park Clingendael, led to a people's revolt. I personally witnessed and participated on May 24th hearing with Mayor Wim Deetman, who came to the community and clarified why the US should move into our neighborhood! The conference room with 650 angry neighbors, led within 10 minutes to a statement by the mayor he would leave the meeting. The mayor called upon the citizens of The Hague, a well educated group of people, to behave or else. LOL

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 12:48:28 PM EST
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I wonder what kind of weird deal is behind the huge park of the Jordanian embassy right in front of the pyramid. I doubt the Jordanians had so much money they needed a huge estate with heavy costs of maintenance.
by Tom2 on Mon May 9th, 2022 at 01:34:02 PM EST
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