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Der Spiegel reports NSA hacked Al Jazeera and Russian airline
« on: September 01, 2013, 08:33:58 AM »
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Re: Der Spiegel reports NSA hacked Al Jazeera and Russian airline
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 01:43:11 PM »
The real question is, "On whom hasn't the NSA spied? America's actual enemies?"
Oops, that would be two questions. Never mind.
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More NSA spying: Mexico, Brazil?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 08:18:03 AM »
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Re: Der Spiegel reports NSA hacked Al Jazeera and Russian airline
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2013, 09:22:31 AM »
I have to say that it's possible - provided the republicans don't muff it up (I know, rather a fantastic hope) - that Snowden's leaking may substantially isolate Obama from other world leaders and set the stage for a republican President - the next President (again, provided the republicans don't muff it up) - to redeem the US and undo that isolation by being, in part, the Not-Obama President.  Just as Obama started off being the Not-Bush President, and in fact did manage initially to bring other countries back to the US, until his own arrogance, egotism, and ignorance became too evident to ignore any longer and all of his pretty promises of collaboration as equals revealed for the lies they were.

Now if only the republicans/conservatives can take advantage of this situation and - to quote another disgusting democrat - not let a crisis go to waste.

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Re: Der Spiegel reports NSA hacked Al Jazeera and Russian airline
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 09:24:47 AM »
I do not have any problem with them spying on other governments and heads-of-state of same.

That's their job and function.   but it must stop when it comes to American citizens and businesses.
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Re: Der Spiegel reports NSA hacked Al Jazeera and Russian airline
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2013, 09:41:14 AM »
I do not have any problem with them spying on other governments and heads-of-state of same.

That's their job and function.   but it must stop when it comes to American citizens and businesses.

Neither do I; however, the fiction the world operates under is that every country is strong enough to limit the degree to which other countries are spying on them and when that fiction is revealed for what it is - a fiction - it necessarily engenders the sort of backlash that the mere tacit knowledge that some (unknown) level of spying is always going on.


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