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The opsec blunders that landed a Russian politician's fraudster son in the clink for 27 years

Alan Brown Silver badge

"The Spanish governor of Guam discovered that Spain was at war with the US when he woke up one morning to see lots of American ships in the harbor."

Similarly the newly independent Philippines discovered Spain was at war with the US the same way - and that they were no longer independent. (This is where the americans perfected waterboarding as a torture treatment about 1902 and first discovered that fighting an insurgency can take several decades)

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