Norway’s government has promised to pursue reports of major US surveillance operations across the city of Oslo, with the Justice Ministry expected to take over the issue following Foreign Ministry attempts to get answers from the US embassy.
“We did not get comprehensive answers,” noted Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stone after the ministry met with US embassy officials. Justice Minister Knut Storberget insisted he had no prior knowledge of the US operation, which apparently used former police officers employed by the US embassy.
The story was broken by Norway’s TV2 channel, which found in an investigation that the US embassy was conducting “illegal systematic surveillance of Norwegian citizens.” The report said the former police officers were taking pictures and “registering” lists of Norwegian citizens who might be a threat to American interests.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley confirmed the spying operation, but insisted that Norway’s government had been informed of it. He added that a lot of American embassies conduct similar operations.
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When is Europe going to wake up and see that America is a police state and a threat to them?
And Norway is "shocked". Pleeeze!! They were more then happy to participate in anything whatsoever involving their territory, but now the winds may be shifting, so they act surprised.
Oslo has a large Pakistani population which probably spooks the paper pushers at the embassy.
Norway's abrupt rejection of Sweden's Gripen in favor of F-35 was curious, so maybe there was some US espionage involved in the decision.
Oh the arrogance!
Could this be a covert op to track down Assange? More than likely, yes.
The warfare state must be ready to make war against anyone at any time.
Ah! The American Imperium doing what it does best. Seeking and rooting out Red Herrings wherever they may be.
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