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‘Norway not to accept US espionage’

Press TV – November 5, 2010

Norway is not going to accept US espionage, says an expert, after a TV report accused Washington’s embassy in Oslo of conducting surveillance.

Norway’s TV2 channel said on Thursday that the US embassy in Oslo had employed 15 to 20 people, including police officers, to keep an eye on Norwegians since 2000.

“They [Norwegians] have a long record of objecting very very strongly to foreign countries checking on their residents and behaving with extra-territorial powers. They are not going to accept the US doing that,” Ian Williams, with the Foreign Policy in Focus, New York told Press TV on Friday.

“Norway is a member of NATO, but it is an independent member of NATO, and it is a very wealthy member of NATO… By setting standards, they might send ripples throughout NATO and the rest of the world that you really don’t have to do what the US says all of the time,” he added.

The Norwegian TV2 channel also accused Washington of taking photographs of demonstrators and adding their names to a computer database.

The issue has strained ties between Norway and the United States. The Norwegian Foreign Ministry says it has asked the US embassy for information about the surveillance program.

The US Department of State spokesman, Philip J. Crowley, has confirmed that the operation had taken place, but has also alleged that Norwegian authorities were aware of the situation and were cooperating with the embassy.

See also:

US Embassy under suspicion

November 5, 2010 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance


  1. Would we ever get to hear the truth about all this? Governments lie about anything especially when they see huge benefits coming their way.


    Comment by B.Benhamid | November 5, 2010

  2. It’s too bad my fellow ignorant American countrymen didn’t have a 1/3 the balls of most European countries. Israel has been caught spying in the USA numerous times and when caught, they are let go. 200 “Urban Moving Systems” spies and the “art student spy ring” were Israeli Mossad and Shin Bet caught before, during, and after 9-11./ TWo were even caught running from a van full of explosives that blew up on Bush and 7th st., and 3 more were caught in a van full of explosives being parked under the Washington bridge! After reporting it on the day of 9-11 and only 2 other networks, Jewish organizations like the ADL and SPLC had a fit and they took it off their website. SO I applaud Norway, just like I applaud France for striking over retirement. We just had 30,000 taken from every American with the banker bail-out and no one did shit. I think there must be some sedative stupid spray along with the aluminum in those chemtrails.


    Comment by Dr. M | November 5, 2010

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