Vice-Chancellor Strache’s Office Bugged

The newly-formed Austrian government is a coalition between the ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei, Austrian People’s Party) and the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). Heinz-Christian Strache, the leader of the FPÖ, serves as vice-chancellor under Chancellor Sebastian “Boy” Kurz.

On Wednesday evening someone broke into Mr. Strache’s office. The Austrian security and military services checked the office and found two bugs. There is no indication so far as to who may have wanted to wiretap him.

Anton, who translated the video for subtitling, sends these remarks:

Not only did the Left try to stop Strache from gaining power, the Marxist/communist President Alexander van der Bellen forced Strache to make commitments to the EU, against his party’s policy.

How low will the left sink to thwart patriotic conservatives? And when they get there — wire-tap them?

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

00:02   The office of Vice-Chancellor Heinz Christian Strache was broken into on Wednesday night.
00:07   According to information obtained by, the perpetrator or perpetrators
00:12   in Dietrichstein Palace, Minoritenplatz may not have stolen anything.
00:16   Amazingly, a few days earlier security experts had found and removed
00:21   two bugs from Strache’s workplace in his office.
00:26   Now the security services are not ruling out a connection.
00:29   Who was behind this break-in? And who wanted to wiretap the Vice Chancellor?
00:34   These two questions are currently being posed not only by the FPÖ,
00:37   but also by the military intelligence services and investigators of Domestic Security.
00:44   So far it is certain that there are clear signs of a burglary in the FPÖ leader’s office
00:49   in Dietrichstein Palace, but apparently nothing was stolen.
00:53   Incidentally, the perpetrator almost got caught. Around 7pm,
00:56   the vice-chancellor’s employees heard noises coming from his office.
01:00   When they checked, they noticed someone fleeing through the emergency exit —
01:04   Dietrichstein Palace has an electronic security system.
01:08   Due to a moving operation in the Palace, the doors had been left open for a long time,
01:12   so that gaining surreptitious entrance to the building was possible.

3 thoughts on “Vice-Chancellor Strache’s Office Bugged

  1. «Due to a moving operation in the Palace, the doors had been left open for a long time
    so that gaining surreptitious entrance to the building was possible.»
    Who knew of the moving operation? Not I!

  2. Well, the good news is they caught and removed the bugs promptly! Strache’s guardian angel is probably working overtime these days!

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    Vice-Chancellor of Austria, Heinz-Christian Strache
    Austrian, Foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl
    Ambassador to Austria from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kwang Sop Kim
    Ambassador to Austria from the Republic of Korea, Shin Dong-ik
    Austrian, Minister of Sport, Samo Kobenter
    & YouTube Luminaries, Martin Sellner & Brittany Pettibone

    Dear Friends,

    My Greetings from Colorado, USA.

    Here is an “Austrian Initiative” I have put together, designed to create a “3rd Korean State”…on the Territory currently know as the “”Demilitarized Zone” that would be called the “Pan Korean Corridor”… a State to be signed, before Witnesses, at Belvedere Palace as a “Korean, State-Treaty.

    To begin with…let me call out the Austrian Foreign Ministry for being “Culturally Backward & Behind the Cows”, by not being listed with the diplomatic “Big Boys”…

    Czech Republic[6]
    Malaysia1 [13]
    United Kingdom[24]

    in having an Embassy in Pyongyang.

    The Position of Ambassador would seem to be a Job for Minister of Sport, Samo Kobenter…his current Position to be taken over by his former Colleague at the Sports Desk at “Der Standard”, for Example, who had a Name something like “Bierli”.

    Since back in 1985, after having had an extended Kaffeeklatch with Dr. Bruno Kreisky, at an OSCE Convocation in Stockholm, I have considered myself Something of the “Austrian Foreign Minister in Exile”.

    It was during that Conversation, in so many Words, that Kreisky told me that I, an American, should be his “Successor” on Matters of Austrian Foreign Policy.

    My Thinking, at the Time was that he was just being excessively polite & all too flattering…but then he invited me to come to his keynote Speech that he would be given at 3 that Afternoon…pointing to some tall, oaken, double Doors down the Hall at the Utrikesministeriet.

    The Problem there was that I was scheduled to teach a Class across Town that only got out a 3…so I told Kreisky that while I wouldn’t miss the Event for Anything I was going to have to be at least 10 Minutes Late.

    So I turn up at Least 10 Minutes late go the the Doors he pointed to…& put my Ear against the Door as I didn’t wish to barge into an ongoing Proceedings…but their was no Sound.

    I looked down the Hall to the Alcove where we had been sitting…& I was sure I was at the right Doors & listened again…still no Sound.

    So I slowly opened the Door & to my Astonishment saw a couple-hundred Pairs of Eyes turn towards me…(a raven-haired Richard Perle was there…tall Schoolboy Carl Bildt was there)…& there at the Podium stood Kreisky who declared…”Well, well…Herr Yuhas has arrived. I believe we can start now.”

    I also was well-acquainted with Otto v. Habsburg…from St. Moritz during the Winter of 79-80 & at his Home in Poecking Bavaria…where as I recall, his Housekeeper addressed him as “Hoeheit”.

    Somewhere in my Archives I have some Letters of his.

    I mention all This to say that I am not without “Austrian Credentials”…but now for the “Korean Initiative”.

    The unified “Korean Nation”…a 5,000 year-old Entity, for which our churlish VP Pence, refused to stand, according to this Initiative, would replace the DMZ as the “Pan Korean Corridor”….with the Korean Olympic Committee located at Panmunjon…& nearby, in the Corridor, with a Replica of a 16th century Village.

    To the east of the Village would be the “Admiral Yi Sun-Sin Nature Reserve”

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    Nature reserve[edit]
    In the past half century, the Korean DMZ has been a deadly place for humans, making habitation impossible. Only around the village of Panmunjeom and more recently the Donghae Bukbu Line on Korea’s east coast have there been regular incursions by people.[67][68]

    This natural isolation along the 250 km (160 mi) length of the DMZ has created an involuntary park which is now recognized as one of the most well-preserved areas of temperate habitat in the world.[69] In 1966 it was first proposed to turn the DMZ into a national park.[70]

    Several endangered animal and plant species now exist among the heavily fortified fences, landmines and listening posts. These include the endangered red-crowned crane (a staple of Asian art), the white-naped crane, and, potentially, the extremely rare Siberian tiger,[69] Amur leopard, and Asiatic black bear. Ecologists have identified some 2,900 plant species, 70 types of mammals and 320 kinds of birds within the narrow buffer zone.[69] Additional surveys are now being conducted throughout the region.[71]

    The DMZ owes its varied biodiversity to its geography, which crosses mountains, prairies, swamps, lakes, and tidal marshes. Environmentalists hope that the DMZ will be conserved as a wildlife refuge, with a well-developed set of objective and management plans vetted and in place. In 2005, CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner, on a visit to North Korea, said that he would financially support any plans to turn the DMZ into a peace park and a UN-protected World Heritage Site.[72]

    The Staff at the Corridor would consist of 200 North Korean & 200 South Korean Soldiers…all attired in 16th century Costume.

    Tour Guides would be dressed as Soldiers…while Those at the Village would be Tradesmen, Archers , Equestrians, Cooks, Actors…& Everything 1 might be likely to find in a 16th century Theme Park.
    Bordering either Side of the Park would be a Hotel…& Visitors to the Park…(Koreans only…this is not “Disneyland”) would check in at the Hotel, rent some 16th century Attire…change their Money for “Corridor Money”…& go inside.

    Setting up this Corridor-State would call for nothing Less that a “State Treaty”…signed before Witnesses at the Palais Belvedere in Vienna…with the text nearly identical to that of the Staatsvertrag of 1955…except that instead of the Corridor being “free of chemical, biological, nuclear Weapons & Foreign Troops”…the Text would read…”free of Electricity, Motor Vehicles, Firearms & Cell Phones”.

    In Anticipation of the landmark Visit to President Kim of North Korea by President Moon of South Korea in Pyongyang…let me call on Vice Chancellor Strache to send Countryman Martin Sellner & Plus 1, fellow-American, Brittany Pettibone…both internationally-known YouTube Personages, to Pyongyang with this Austrian Proposal.

    The Details of this Proposal might be worked out, in the Meantime, at the 2, Korean Embassies in Vienna.

    I thought that Vice Chancellor Strache, in the Meantime, might put on Ms Pettibone at the Chancery as an “Administrative Assistant”/ “Clerk”…becoming her “Henry Higgins”, or, in this Case, “Heinz Higgins”.

    With best Regards, I am, a long-time Student of Kaunitz, Metternich & Kreisky,

    David Yuhas

    Boulder, Colorado

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