FLASHBACK: WIKIPEDIA & CRYPTO AG

“Further evidence suggesting that the Crypto AG machines were compromised was revealed after the assassination of former Iranian Prime Minister Shahpour Bakhtiar in 1991. On 7 August 1991, one day before Bakhtiar’s body was discovered, the Iranian Intelligence Service transmitted a coded message to Iranian embassies, inquiring “Is Bakhtiar dead?” Western governments were able to decipher this transmission, causing Iranian suspicion to fall upon their Crypto AG equipment.”

On August 1st of this year, I reminded you that I had long ago suggested that a Swiss company selling crypto machines to embassies all over the world had in fact collaborated with US Intelligence Agencies for half a century. (SEE FLASHBACK: The NSA – CRYPTO AG Sting )The allegation had been officially investigated, “proven groundless” and was – of course – fiercely denied by the company itself: CRYPTO AG. And yet, in 2015, we learned that it was absolutely true.

Have you checked the CRYPTO AG page on Wikipedia recently?

Crypto

Crypto AG rejected these accusations as “pure invention”, asserting in a press release that “in March 1994, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office initiated a wide-ranging preliminary investigation against Crypto AG, which was completed in 1997. The accusations regarding influence by third parties or manipulations, which had been repeatedly raised in the media, proved to be without foundation.”

Subsequent commentators[9][10][11][12] were unmoved by this denial, stating that it was likely that Crypto AG products were indeed rigged.

Le Temps has argued that Crypto AG had been actively working with the British, US and West German secret services since 1956, going as far as to rig manuals after the wishes of the NSA.[13][14]

These claims were vindicated by US government documents declassified in 2015.[4]

Well, it seems that I am Ref 9. [Here is the piece titled “The NSA-CRYPTO AG Sting”:]

And I sure was right… Still, it is good to see that Jimbo [jimmy Wales co-founder of Wikipedia] has learned something from me… (See FLASHBACK: WIKIPEDIA Edited by the CIA ). It has been a long road since Jimbo ridiculed my allegations that his Wikipedia was edited by the CIA… Who knows what the Lockerbie page will say 50 years from now?

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