1998-08-21 - crypto-related sinkings of u-boats

Header Data

From: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
To: softwar@softwar.net
Message Hash: c5167521c96669e224787135f29c8ac2aa0b9f2510b6c96705e7e99619e35ee6
Message ID: <35DC6E89.1A45@nmol.com>
Reply To: N/A
UTC Datetime: 1998-08-21 06:26:03 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 23:26:03 -0700 (PDT)

Raw message

From: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 1998 23:26:03 -0700 (PDT)
To: softwar@softwar.net
Subject: crypto-related sinkings of u-boats
Message-ID: <35DC6E89.1A45@nmol.com>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain

Thursday 8/20/98 12:22 PM

Gudmundur Helgason http://uboat.net/
Olduslod 41
IS-220 Hafnarfjordur

How many u-boat sinkings can be DIRECTLY related to a ciphered messages
decoded by the Allies?

My impression is that the crypto-stuff was mostly self-inflating PR done
for business reasons by the 'intelligence' agencies.  

Hedgehogs, hf/df, sonar, radar, and visual sightings played the major
role, was my impression.

However, it looks like some REAL DAMAGE was done using crypto.


ABQ Journal u 8/16/98  A16 reports

  Iraq Welcomes First Iran Pilgrims Since War

  Families Heading to Muslim Shrines

  By Mariam Sami
  The Associated Press

     AL-MUNTHERIYA, Iraq -  Iranian pilgrims carrying red plastic roses
   entered Iraq on Saturday, the first such border crossing since the
two states
   declared war on each other 18 years ago. ...

    Mehrangiz Terhani, a 55-year-old house-wife who lost a son and a
  brother during the war,  was weeping so hard she had trouble speaking.

    "We have to forget the past," she said.  "I am happy and honored to
  go to a place that I've been waiting to visit for a long time."

I am not reading e-mail.