Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Codename 'Apalachee'


This is from New York journalist Laura Poitras, who worked with Glenn Greenwald in breaking the Edward Snowden story. (Also reporting is Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark.)

At Germany's Der Spiegel, "How America Spies on Europe and the U.N.":
President Obama promised that NSA surveillance activities were aimed exclusively at preventing terrorist attacks. But secret documents from the intelligence agency show that the Americans spy on Europe, the UN and other countries.
I'm sure we'd have seen a worldwide earthquake of anti-Americanism had this come to light during the Bush administration. But outside a few wild America-bashers like Greenwald, and the obligatory libertarian warnings of encroaching tyranny, it's just back to business-as-usual these days. Nothing's going to change under this president. The people have to demand change and that means giving the lying scumbag Democrats the boot. (And keep in mind, it's the lies and hypocrisy --- I couldn't give a sh*t about bugging the U.N, just don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.)

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