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Re: CIA & Espionage

On Wed, 30 Aug 1995, Hadmut Danisch wrote:

> Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 23:27:23 +0200
> From: Hadmut Danisch <[email protected]>
> To: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: CIA & Espionage
> > because of the source of confirmation, but because it fits right into the 
> > direction most of the intelligence agencies have been taking since the 
> > revelation that the French had won out a multi-billion $ contract for air 
> > traffic control because the French service had, through various espionage 
> > methods, determined the U.S. bidding position and such.
> We have a similar story in Germany. Some time ago, an asian country
> (South Korea if I remember well) was looking for a high speed
> passenger train. They had to choose between the german ICE and the
> french TGV. Both trains  have nearly the same quality from technical
> point of view. Korea decided to take the cheaper one. 
> The germans gave an offer and just half an hour later the french gave
> an offer slightly (just a little bit) cheaper than the germans. France
> got the order (over 10^9 D-Mark). The german headquarter had
> instructed their asian office to give the offer with a certain price
> through unprotected fax. It is said that the fax was wiretapped by the
> french secret service (allegedly)...

The french are particularly nortorious for this.

> Hadmut

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