posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 04:52 AM
Originally posted by Flavian
reply to post by Rocker2013
No, there is absolutely no difference between spying on allies and spying on enemies. If you think there is then perhaps you could explain why?
(without being a hypocrite).
As the song says, It's A Matter Of Trust. The U.S. obviously trusts no one. Not trusting your enemies is understandable, but if you don't trust your
allies, then they're not your allies but, rather, potential enemies. I don't know about you, but I don't treat friends with suspicion to the point
where I''\m going to tap their phones, computer or house. You don't do that to your friends. It's an invasion of privacy and you only invade
someone's privacy when you don't care about them or care about what they think of you.
On the world stage the same principles apply, only on a more business level, and the U.S. and France have been conducting business for a very long
time. Long enough to where there should be a level of mutual trust between the two. I think there has been on France's part, but obviously not the
If I've been in the shipping business for 20 years and I've been dealing with a company who receives goods from me for all that time, we're going
to know each other and trust each other because we'd have been through a lot together. The U.S. is acting like the EU has just came on the scene and
still has to prove their trustworthy status to them. If you don't trust someone after 250 years, you never will. And if this administration is going
to come in and act like the last 250 years never happened with one ally, then it's only a matter of time before they don't have any allies at all.
And for all of you saying that every country who has the capability of doing this, actually does it, then stop wondering why Governments around the
world don't get along to where productive things can happen on a global level. You can't move ahead when you're constantly watching your back.
I hope that answers your question Flavian.
And just for the record, for the past 7 years that I've been here I've said some pretty disparaging things about the Government of the country I
live in. The U.S. I don't necessarily enjoy it but, being the person I am, I'm gonna call it as I see it. Show me something positive that the
Government does and I'll be more than happy to point it out. I'd like nothing more than to be proud of the people who represent my country on a
global level, but as it stands, they're buffoons.