I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
sleeper agents living on foreign soil?
Simply put, they do it because they can, and because someone else is probably already doing something similar to them.
I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were far more frightening programs than the NSA data taping which has just been revealed taking place all over the world even as we speak.
They've been known to do far worse, as a matter of fact.Do friends really 'bug' friends?
USS Liberty Incident
International affairs is a scary business, when you get to the bottom of things.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
The point is that our "allies", the "coalition of the willing" and all that pap, are justifiably angry over our disingenuous and juvenile invasion of their space. It's rather like parents who tell their children they trust them, and then proceed to conduct secret searches of their places and effects.
They see what a 2 faced hypocrite this government is, and they're not happy about it.
Not saying I agree. Just saying this is what EVERY country of means does.
I do not object to spying, and even if I did it would not make any difference, but it seems to me that the European indignation is well founded.
Maybe they do, but I doubt very much they are gathering such megadata on the entire world as we are. Maybe they are, but I doubt it. They don't have enough land left to build the huge warehouses for the computers. That's a joke.
Certainly in time of war spying is necessary. The War On Terror is fraudulent from start to finish, so I do not accept that as a legitimate reason to justify such spying as is being done.
Benedict Snowden? How about Colbert's AT&Treason? How about Gunslinger George Obama?
Snowden is no traitor, he is a conscientious citizen who objects to the criminal actions of his government.