FBI Bugging Embassies in 1940
Old -- but recently released -- document discussing the bugging of the Russian embassy in 1940. The document also mentions bugging the embassies of France, Germany, Italy, and Japan.
Posted on October 27, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Quite impressed that the FBI actually managed to spy on the countries that WERE involved in WWII.
I assume the CIA were busy bugging Bermuda, Bhutan and Easter island just in case they developed sticks of mass destruction.
"The Japanese assumed the embassy were bugged and that the US was listening"
I think you would have to be pretty naive to assume it wasn't. Of all the things you could accuse the Japanese military of in 1940 I don't think naiveté was one of them.
Or they could have thought - if we knock out their navy for long enough for us to capture all the British possessions on our side of the pacific. Is the US going to sacrifice millions of lives to mount a beach landing over 5,000 miles of ocean to help the Brits regain their empire?
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