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Rest of the world might.
Way to alienate everyone else ever though, just before the petrodollar is dumped. Is there someone deliberately trying to destroy the USA? From without and within?
It's almost comical now.
The rest of the American public, on the other hand, SHOULD be surprised, if for no other reason than going "Hey, that guy at work who kept saying the government was watching everything we do wasn't nuts after all!"
The people also need to see how this is affecting our relations with other countries. And not in a good way.
Carney told reporters: "The [NSA] revelations have clearly caused tension in our relationships with some countries, and we are dealing with that through diplomatic channels. "These are very important relations both economically and for our security, and we will work to maintain the closest possible ties."
one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is named.
...shows not only what kind of president he is, but what we as the American public are willing to put up with.
reply to post by alldaylong
As I stated earlier, I was surprised at the scope of the program, I really hadn't thought that they had the tech, resources, and opportunity to spy in other countries on a scale such as this. I also would have thought, as someone else pointed out, that the counterspy programs would have detected and/or protected the higher echelons of politicians. This says something about either the NSA's capabilities, or other countries counter-intelligence programs.
And obviously, the other countries seem a little surprised and angry over this.
reply to post by beezzer
Auhhhha very sneaky great fury one! You can run but we have ways of seeing through your cleverly devised avatar.. Besides if you run you will just be tired when we capture you in our ingeniously designed traps. eh!!
The list of countries who are expressing their outrage at the wide dragnet of NSA surveillance activities continues to grow. Following Brazil, Mexico, and Germany, France took perhaps the strongest measure of summoning the U.S. Ambassador to account for NSA activities inside their country.
The audacity of the NSA knows no bounds, as it's not only the normally preyed-upon citizens of all nations (now to the tune of 124 billion phone calls in just one month), but also selected leaders and diplomats who have been targeted.
In the statement, Clapper claimed that the Le Monde articles “contain inaccurate and misleading information regarding U.S. foreign intelligence activities.”
“The allegation that the National Security Agency collected more than 70 million ‘recordings of French citizens’ telephone data’ is false,” Clapper stated.
RON WYDEN: “Does the NSA collect any type of data at all on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans?”
CLAPPER: “No, sir ... not wittingly.” (Via Fox News)