Skip to comments.Inside Canada's top-secret diplomatic exit from Iran
Posted on 09/07/2013 11:23:21 AM PDT by nuconvert
(how Canadian diplomats got out and left little behind)
Charles Court was the last man out. As chargé d'affaires, he was Canada's senior diplomat in Iran, so it fell to him to turn out the lights.
Court surreptitiously took down the flag and slipped out onto the streets of Tehran.
That was one year ago but only now will sources reveal to CBC News, anonymously, how Canada managed to surprise the world with its sudden, secret departure from Iran.
It's a cloak-and-dagger tale, with a heavy cloak over the plan to sneak the diplomats out unnoticed and a sharp dagger through the hard drives they left behind.
Those hard drives held clues to the identity of Iranian contacts. Even an innocent visa application could attract suspicion in the eyes of the Iranian secret police. Everything had to be destroyed, and just hitting "delete" wouldn't cut it
(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...
Well, gee, the directive was written, so they definitely were not "told", they were directed to be quiet on Syria.
Sorry wrong thread.
How could they be that stupid?
Interesting article, nuconvert. Squawk, This might be a good one for the CANADA pinglist.
By the way, I’d love to meet any Freepers in Ottawa.
They destroyed the drives.
Read the article. They physically destroyed every drive. I’m guessing they could not take them with, because they were trying not to arouse suspicion, and carrying trunks full of computer equipment through the airport would spoil that plan.
Idiot comments below the article. Iran has already shown that it is willing to take diplomats hostage and abuse them for long periods of time.
Putting diplomats in that country is very dangerous. If Iran smells an atack coming on its nuke facilities, guess where foreign diplomats will be sent and held after they are taken hostage.
Hope they got the ones in their copy machines. There’s lot of places information is kept that is not obvious.
...a heavy cloak over the plan to sneak the diplomats out unnoticed -- and a sharp dagger through the hard drives they left behind. Those hard drives held clues to the identity of Iranian contacts. Even an innocent visa application could attract suspicion in the eyes of the Iranian secret police. Everything had to be destroyed, and just hitting "delete" wouldn't cut it...
“Idiot comments below the article”
Yup. They’re Liberals who don’t like Harper
Yup. CBC fans. Longing for the return of the Liberals.
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