a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
Hehe. Well, I have thought a lot about what it might conceivably be about, and I guess I have nothing even after all these years.
If it was some kind of operation, my best guess is it was something rather low level, but yet potentially embarrasing should it be known.
Norway, being a NATO member with a border with Russia, Finland and Sweden, must from time to time be the grounds on which some "routine" intelligence
operations take place. Or, that is my guess, anyway.
Maybe someone had defected, or was planning to defect, and was kept somewhere out of sight? Maybe even without the knowledge of the Norwegian
From time to time we have also been the host of secret negotiations between parts to various conflicts in both the Middle East and elsewhere.
There is also the possibility of some other intelligence organization staging through a "harmless" country, without asking beforehand. It has happened
But, in reality, it could be anything, and nobody would ever tell, even if it was ages ago.
I have always thought of the "children" as agents in a safe house somewhere. Which nobody was supposed to know even existed. Thus, when someone tried
to call the house, there was frantic activity and some hasty calling. That's the scenario that seems most likely to me, anyway.
Murphy reared it's head, and things got momentarily very awkward for one unlucky diplomatic staffer somewhere...
If so, I bet there was numerous jokes on the poor womans expense...
That's my theory, anyway... Wild speculation, of course... Proof? Not so much.. :-)
edit on 16-4-2017 by beetee because: (no reason given)