British Spy Hub in Oman

The British government has put so much pressure in order to keep secret spy bases in Oman secret that only now have the details surfaced. British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has three “above-top-secret” spy bases that are located in the Gulf country of Oman. Here, they tap into various undersea cables that pass through the Strait of Hormuz and into the Persian Gulf. The Register cited leads made by Edward Snowden. The bases are codenamed “CIRCUIT” and apparently focus on communications made inside Iraq and Yemen. The agency spends millions of pounds a year to employ BT (codenamed “REMEDY”) and Vodafone Cable (codenamed “GERONTIC”). Both run secret teams to install hidden connections that copy customers’ data and messages to the spooks’ processing center. They install optical fiber taps into equipment that belongs to other companies without their knowledge or consent! Read more about who broke the story and what it means at RT.

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