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    Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Another fine example that shows the rational amongst us, that calling Barack Obama a secret Muslim Marxist is not connected to reality. Time and again the man shows us that he is simply continuing the policies of those who came before him in the Oval Office.

    Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    The European Union building on New York's Third Avenue is an office tower with a glittering facade and an impressive view of the East River. Chris Matthews, the press officer for the EU delegation to the United Nations, opens the ambassadors' room on the 31st floor, gestures toward a long conference table and says: "This is where all ambassadors from our 28 members meet every Tuesday at 9 a.m." It is the place where Europe seeks to forge a common policy on the UN.
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    For the National Security Agency (NSA), America's powerful intelligence organization, the move was above all a technical challenge. A new office means freshly painted walls, untouched wiring and newly installed computer networks -- in other words, loads of work for the agents. While the Europeans were still getting used to their glittering new offices, NSA staff had already acquired the building's floor plans. The drawings completed by New York real estate company Tishman Speyer show precisely to scale how the offices are laid out. Intelligence agents made enlarged copies of the areas where the data servers are located. At the NSA, the European mission near the East River is referred to by the codename "Apalachee".
    Why did I write that the President is simply continuing the activities of past Presidents?

    ...there are other programs, like "Blarney" and "Rampart-T," that serve a different purpose: that of traditional espionage targeting foreign governments.

    Blarney has existed since the 1970s and it falls under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, at least according to the NSA documents, which state that it is based on the cooperation of at least one US telecommunications company that provides services to the agency.
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    No less explosive is the program dubbed "Rampart-T" by the NSA and which, by the agency's own accounts, has been running since 1991. It has to do with "penetration of hard targets at or near the leadership level" -- in other words: heads of state and their closest aides.
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another fine example that shows the rational amongst us, that calling Barack Obama a secret Muslim Marxist is not connected to reality. Time and again the man shows us that he is simply continuing the policies of those who came before him in the Oval Office.



    Why did I write that the President is simply continuing the activities of past Presidents?



    There's lots more at the link
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Oh please...Like other governments don't spy within the UN... What this shows more than anything, is that the leaks by Snowden weren't in some altruistic fashion, to protect the people of the US, but rather to undermine, and embarrass the government of the US....Snowden is a traitor.
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another fine example that shows the rational amongst us, that calling Barack Obama a secret Muslim Marxist is not connected to reality. Time and again the man shows us that he is simply continuing the policies of those who came before him in the Oval Office.
    Wow. B.O. is just following someone else's policies. Who'da thunk the bamster was just a puppet? Question is, whose? Bush's? I think that's highly unlikely given his administration's and his minion's virulent hatred of him. Clinton's? C'mon Bush Sr.? Reagan? Carter? Ford? Nixon? Johnson? Kennedy? ....?

    Maybe Obama is the cumulative incarnation of all presidents before him? Maybe he's the "president of presidents!" To hear his sycophants, that's certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

    Or maybe he's really more like those with whom he prefers to associate ("A man is known by the company he keeps")?
    The "reverend" black Marxist Jeremiah Wright (who has publicly called on God to damn America);
    The domestic terrorists and communists William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn
    Communist Frank Marshall Davis
    Maoist Anita Dunn
    SDA, Weathermen, Weather Underground leader and domestic terrorist Jeff Jones
    Black Nationalist and Communist Van Jones
    .
    .
    .
    ...the list goes on and on and on...

    ((P.S. it's no secret what his religious and ideological bents are.))

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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by EdwinWillers View Post
    Wow. B.O. is just following someone else's policies. Who'da thunk the bamster was just a puppet? Question is, whose? Bush's? I think that's highly unlikely given his administration's and his minion's virulent hatred of him. Clinton's? C'mon Bush Sr.? Reagan? Carter? Ford? Nixon? Johnson? Kennedy? ....?

    Maybe Obama is the cumulative incarnation of all presidents before him? Maybe he's the "president of presidents!" To hear his sycophants, that's certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

    Or maybe he's really more like those with whom he prefers to associate ("A man is known by the company he keeps")?
    The "reverend" black Marxist Jeremiah Wright (who has publicly called on God to damn America);
    The domestic terrorists and communists William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn
    Communist Frank Marshall Davis
    Maoist Anita Dunn
    SDA, Weathermen, Weather Underground leader and domestic terrorist Jeff Jones
    Black Nationalist and Communist Van Jones
    .
    .
    .
    ...the list goes on and on and on...

    ((P.S. it's no secret what his religious and ideological bents are.))

    I will agree that "it's no secret what his religious and ideological bents are." I just happen to think they aren't what you think they are.

    Try reading the link to Spielgel, you might notice a couple years highlighted in the quotes I provided.

    I so luv me some cons who know nothing about the Rev Wright and who so readily illustrate their ignorance

    and I would venture to say some readers think Ayn Rand was a great thinker but it don't make it so.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    I will agree that "it's no secret what his religious and ideological bents are." I just happen to think they aren't what you think they are.
    Fair enough. Anyone can be wrong. It's ok.

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    I so luv me some cons who know nothing about the Rev Wright and who so readily illustrate their ignorance
    Oh? Well, please enlighten this "ignorant con" with some brilliant repartee about the wonderful Rev Wright. Perhaps with some beautiful spin on what he really meant when he called upon God to damn America - as good a place as any to start, wouldn't you think?

    And if I'm so ignorant about the Rev Wright, perhaps you could enlighten me as well about Obama's associations with William Ayers, Berhadine Dohrn, Anita Dunn, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeff Jones, Van Jones, et. al. - given that that was my point, that such associations as these have helped to shape and define the man Obama. Unless of course by your not replying to what I said about them that you agree that these associates of his (et. al.) do in fact define him?

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    and I would venture to say some readers think Ayn Rand was a great thinker but it don't make it so.
    Ahhh, well that was quick, reverting by way of rejoinder to an Ayn Rand snark. Lovely.

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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh please...Like other governments don't spy within the UN... What this shows more than anything, is that the leaks by Snowden weren't in some altruistic fashion, to protect the people of the US, but rather to undermine, and embarrass the government of the US....Snowden is a traitor.
    Precisely. If Snowden were out there trying to protect the American people, then that's all he would have released.

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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another fine example that shows the rational amongst us, that calling Barack Obama a secret Muslim Marxist is not connected to reality. Time and again the man shows us that he is simply continuing the policies of those who came before him in the Oval Office.



    Why did I write that the President is simply continuing the activities of past Presidents?



    There's lots more at the link
    Commies don't spie on other countries?
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    People are surprised that our imperial overlords are keeping an eye on us?
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    Re: Codename 'Apalachee': How America Spies on Europe and the UN

    I don't mind in the slightest that we have a sophisticated foreign intelligence apparatus.

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