In A World...
Where the United States government is about to launch it's brand new super code...
Impossible to break, or so they thought until it was broken by
a nine year old autistica boy from Iceland..
Now the bodies are piling up to keep it secret and the mercury is rising.
An Icelandic teen claims he was questioned by the secret service after dialing an apparently private White House number and posing as Iceland's president.
When Vífill Atlason, a 16-year-old high school student from Iceland, decided to call the White House, he introduced himself as Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, the actual president of Iceland; requesting a private meeting with Bush.
"I just wanted to talk to him, have a chat, invite him to Iceland and see what he'd say," that little punk told ABC News.
Naturally an unidentified White House official denied the teen had accessed a top-secret private number. He said the kid simply dialled 202-456-1414, the main switchboard for the West Wing.
But Vífill's mother said her son did, in fact, get through to a private phone.
"This was not a switchboard number of any kind," she told ABC News, "it was a secret number at the highest security level."
The boy claims he was passed on to several people, each of them quizzing him on President Grímsson's date of birth, where he grew up, who his parents were and the date he entered office.
"It was like passing through checkpoints," he said. "But I had Wikipedia and a few other sites open, so it was not so difficult really."
When he finally got through to President Bush's secretary, Vífill alleges he was told to expect a call back from Bush.
"She told me the president was not available at the time, but that she would mark it in his schedule to call me back on Monday evening," he said.
Instead, the secret service showed up at his home in Akranes, Iceland; a fishing town about 48 km's from Reykjavik, and took him to the local police station, where they questioned the 16-year-old for several hours.
This reminds me of that Bruce Willis movie, Mercury Rising, when an autistic boy solves some secret government riddle he uncovers in a crossword puzzle book.
I hear Gary Anthony Ramsay and this kid are teaming up to make a prank call tape.