[cryptome] Art of Deception 3: How to do a dead letter drop and dispose of some secrets; when one can't get through the door of a Condominium

  • From: doug <douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 13:28:21 +0000


It is amazing how easy it can be to find an address. One just types the keywords "What is the address and telephone number of the Iranian Mission in Vienna" and Abracadbra...up it comes. One can even get access to telephone numbers of various people and can phone them up to make an appointment. One could even do this way back at the beginning of the 21st century.

Amazing research tool, the internet and Google or other search engines, when used with the minimum of intelligence and thought. Now why didn't the CIA and their agent in Vienna think of that... Wrapping up secret plans in newspapers and dropping them through the letter box indeed...
One couldn't make it up.

I do like it when the US government prosecutes its agents and reporters who are alleged to be giving away the nations secrets and jeopordising the lives of agents abroad. One can see why they don't like doing it...All that evidence of top level, high intelligence,being made public, all that well thought out tradecraft being revealed. I dare say that the rest of the world is learning from their mistakes and NOT following their example...but such is the logic of human beings, that one never knows...

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