Killing top people made easy – even Royals

A UK spy agency infiltrated international hotel booking systems for some three years, tracing high profile officials and wiretapping their suites, new leaks reveal. GCHQ’s top secret ‘Royal Concierge’ program tracked 350 hotels across the globe.

Constantly on the move, top officials and diplomats prefer to stay in high-end establishments and boutique hotels with premier service standards. And since the number of high-class hotels in the world is finite, British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) came up with the idea of turning them into a huge net to fish for secrets in high-tech style. 

Documents unearthed by Snowden reveal that over a three-year period GCHQ had an automatic system for singling out people of interest, who made reservations in about 350 upscale hotels worldwide. 
Field operatives then allegedly wiretapped the phone and network cables inside the targetted suite, and were potentially able to check into the next door suite in order to eavesdrop the target at the scene. 

‘Royal Concierge’ in operation 

According to documents seen by Der Spiegel, when a top official or a diplomat makes a reservation using his working e-mail address (or his secretary does) with a governmental domain like .gov, GCHQ gets a notification and decides whether it needs to take ‘action’ or not.

Once a foreign diplomat is booked into a hotel, putting him under the microscope becomes a purely technical objective. Der Spiegel lists an impressive array of spying techniques and capabilities “that seem to exhaust the creative potential of modern spying”. No details, however, are provided.

On occasions, when a guest of special interest checks in, a crack intellgence unit can be deployed who have ‘specialist technologies’ for spying at their disposal. GCHQ may also put into action codename ‘Humint’ [Human Intelligence], for close scrutiny of the target, an operation that could also include field agents working in the vicinity. 

Der Spiegel also highlights the speculation that ‘Royal Concierge’ could possibly manipulate hotel choices through the booking programs and also bug hired cars. 
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4 Responses to “Killing top people made easy – even Royals”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Come on, even I could have told you that, and I never had an education.
    We could have worked it out reading a couple of detective stories.
    Leaks my foot, the Elite are setting us up for something.

  2. Anonymous says:

    when you say even the royals.
    I attended at lecture at the freinds meeting house in the early 80s, This guy showed some slided and said King george V
    was murdered in 1936,
    i thought what the king ? no way.
    But he said that the King was adamanat that his nation would not get into another world war for the jews, and said over my dead body.
    he was not a well man anyway
    so it was easy to bump him off.
    The guy who did the lecture with all the great pics, was himself the victim of a series of recent hate attacks, T stokes who was something of an expert in these matters.

  3. Tapestry says:

    Victoria’s Prince Albert was anti-war. He died young.

  4. Anonymous says:

    thsts interesting Tap maybe they killed him too ?
    I did not know they killed the king, christ 1

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