|One revelation from the Spiegel article: the NSA used NATO headquarters to hack into the telecommunications systems of member countries at the EU's Justus Lipsius building, "the headquarters of the Council of the European Union." If Americans are going to whine about "acts of war", just because China is responding to US hacking of its government's computer systems by returning the favor, how should the Europeans respond to this similar act of war by the United States?|
"Information obtained by SPIEGEL shows that America's National Security Agency (NSA) not only conducted online surveillance of European citizens, but also appears to have specifically targeted buildings housing European Union institutions. The information appears in secret documents obtained by whistleblower Edward Snowden that SPIEGEL has in part seen. A "top secret" 2010 document describes how the secret service attacked the EU's diplomatic representation in Washington."This information comes, Spiegel reports, from the NSA document stash taken by whistleblower Edward Snowden.
As more documents are released, it is apparent that few if any rules governed NSA's global spying program, and that friend and foe were targeted by the giant spy agency, which apparently views the entire world, including the entire population of the USA, as a potential enemy. This kind of revelation is unlikely to win the appreciation or cooperation of many countries, as the Obama regime struggles to get somebody, anybody, to betray Edward Snowden and turn him over to American torturers.
The stark, raving, paranoia of this dangerous, criminal, response to concerns about America's security, has gotten to the point of presenting the USA with a far worse threat from the NSA itself than from the combined threats to the nation the spy agency is supposed to be fighting.
Yet, in spite of the deeply troubling, and indeed infuriating, facts learned from Snowden's revealed documents, most establishment figures in the US government, and in the MSM continue to take a paternalistic attitude towards the American's people fundamental and absolute right to know what their government is doing to them.
President Obama early on did have a good and relevant point to make in his defense of his own behavior and that of Congress in pushing and rubber-stamping the spy regime. Obama said that if the American people don't like their government spying on them, then they should elect different leaders, who won't commit those crimes.
Outstanding advice, Mr. President. But in the meantime, while we're waiting till the fall of 2014 to start getting rid of all you traitors, how about you and your VP, and the entire Congress, and the the FISA court and the Supreme Court—ALL RESIGNING?!
That would show the people you have some residue of decency. But, as we both know—you and those other government perpetrators have not a drop of that vital virtue left in you.