Well, DUH! That is the mandate of the NSA. They are supposed to be spying on
everyone else. What we are upset about is that they are spying on us, too,
which is outside of their charter. Not that we are really surprised; we always
expected it. But if China or anyone else professes to be surprised that the
agency that was created to spy on them is spying on them, just roll your eyes
and move on to the next meaningless story.
I agree with Z and I hope they keep spying on every country out there, espcially
the ones that may be an economic or military enemy. The thing we can't
have is spying on Americans communications and being able to use that info for
some illegal purposes, like political advantage, is what we have to watch out
for. The less forthcoming the agency heads are when questioned, the more I
wonder what they may be hiding. NSA, IRS, CIA, FBI, they all recently have been
on the hot seat, and have been reticent about answering Congressional questions.
Not a good sign. RN must be snickering out there in Yorba Linda.
Wasn't it a few months ago the Israelis got caught spying on us? Isn't this the norm more than the exception?They do, we do,
everyones doing it, including your local super market.If you want
privacy in this age it's not going to be easy.
After the way Snowden is going out of his way to do damage to his own country...
our country... a country that has undoubtedly given him so much, it's
almost unbelievable that anyone with any common sense (other than our enemies)
could possibly consider him a hero. He is aiding and abetting enemies and
potential enemies (whether economic or military) of the USA. And as such, he
should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.