The establishment of the Office of Bi-national Intelligence (OBI) is the new cover name for the United States super spy center in Mexico. The OBI was approved in Mexico when Felipe Calderon’s administration took office. Mexico is in dire need of help battling the drug trafficking taking place in their country. The United States took this opportunity to set up a massive spy shop in Mexico.
In a building at 265 Paseo de Reforma the United States have offices for many departments, most significant being National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the Pentagon/ National Defenses. This building is close to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. The United States lists the names for all the offices up to the 21st floor, but from the 22nd floor on they simply say “occupied.” The rooftop is covered with more than a dozen satellite dishes. The US now free to operate intelligence agencies, even military, without having to disguise their agents as diplomats.
According to Wayne Madsen this sort of spy operation is widespread in US Embassies in the world. The US Security Incident Management Analysis System or SIMAS – not only also spies on citizens of the two Nordic partners of Norway, Denmark, and Sweden, namely Iceland and Finland, from U.S. embassies in Reykjavik and Helsinki, respectively, but spies on individuals from all U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. At the very least, SIMAS contains data on: gender, race, height, weight, eye color, skin tone, hair color, hair style, images, age or estimated age, body type (build), scars, marks, tattoos, name, address, date of birth, telephone number, father’s name, and mother’s name, citizenship status and Information.
SIMAS data is also shared with the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice, Department of Agriculture, Department of Treasury, Department of Defense (including the National Security Agency), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Health and Human Services, the Capitol Police, and all other US embassies and consulates around the world.
Title: North American Union US Super Spy Center Uncovered in Mexico
Source: Proceso- November 15th 2010
Authors: – Jorge Carrasco and Jesus Esquivel. Translated by Mario Andrade
Title: All US Embassies and Consulated Around the World Spying on Host Nations
Source: Pakalert- November 22nd 2010
Author: – Wayne Madsen
Student Researcher: Chris Riske, Sonoma State University
Faculty Evaluator: Peter Phillips, Sonoma State University