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Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by new_here
Well... While many already knew what was going on, there was no documentation proof nor certified witness, heck they even lied to congress in the related hearings. Even what Snowden told is only the tip of the Iceberg, why do you think that NATO nations are mostly ignoring the "new" evidence, because they already were in on part of it. The French have long been in a cold war regarding the US corporate espionage (mostly like the US is with China and Israel). What this does is prevent the US from claiming to be a good guy in public forums regarding how he collects intelligence from "allies".
I'm still waiting from the UK citizen and the US citizen to make something out of all that is now validated that the intelligence services of both nations scratch each-others backs to "legally" bypass national laws.
What this does is prevent the US from claiming to be a good guy in public forums regarding how he collects intelligence from "allies".
While many already knew what was going on, there was no documentation proof nor certified witness
Originally posted by rocktsar
reply to post by ValentineWiggin
As much as I want to like you because Ender's Game is my favorite book of all time, you sound like a condescending ... know it all. Snowden let loose the extreme extent at which the spying is being done. Before most everyone assumed that yes they have that capability but was strictly to be used for the "bad" guys. What we now see is our govt has lumped us all together under a drag net, so whatever you thought you knew because you were so intellectually superior was something that we didn't really know, not really.edit on 11-7-2013 by rocktsar because: (no reason given)