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  •  Doesn't need to be CT unless you are talking (2+ / 0-)
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    about a possible conspiracy by a few people in the embassy to use the bug to send false intelligence info which is very believable.

    You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

    by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 12:54:03 AM PDT

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    •  History is largely a record of conspiracies. (2+ / 0-)

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 01:01:30 AM PDT

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    •  Now that sounds plausible (1+ / 0-)
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      Party zero makes grand public pronouncements about Mr. Snowden's journey to a country that might offer asylum, mentioning explicitly which countries they consider potential allies. Party zero need not have permission from those countries to announce potential travel routes.

      That's an easy way to induce the press to spend many thousands of dollars sending reporters along the announced route.

      Then party zero gets cold feet and needs a little diplomatic cover for their reckless associates pronouncements.

      Party a plants a bug in such a way that it will definitely be found. (I mean seriously folks, don't they sweep for bugs or have bug interference devices in use all the time?)

      Party b chats with someone in the vicinity of the bug about plans for Snowden to leave Russia on Morales' plane. (Party b need not even know where Snowden actually is, or that there is a bug recording the conversation).

      International incident ensues.

      Party zero's host collaberator announces they have been bugged!  Oh, dear!

      Straight out of a B movie from the 70s! Someone in high school drama class could have written this script.

      Who in this modern era would assume that any embassy office is a safe place to discuss confidential, high stakes negotiations or plans, and who, since Manning's release would assume embassy communication channels are a secure means to transmit confidential diplomatic business?

      "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

      by LilithGardener on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 08:36:43 AM PDT

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      •  Or how about this, party A discovers a bug in (1+ / 0-)
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        their embassy offices and rather than remove it decide that since the US could use a black eye deliberately have false discussions about Snowden's plans while being very careful to speak clearly into the bug knowing that the US will most likely get their hands on whatever the bug records.  Hell, if I were designing an embassy I would have several "backup offices" whose real purpose is to be where bugs are to be relocated to (under cover of a "power failure" or "accidentally" tripped circuit breaker) just so they can be used for delivering fake intel.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Wed Jul 10, 2013 at 09:19:42 AM PDT

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