Everyone in Europe is Shocked, Shocked to Learn that Spy Agencies .... Spy
This pretty much sums it up:
Clapper said the outrage and surprise expressed by representatives of allies in recent days was naive or disingenuous and reminded him of a line from the movie "Casablanca."
I don't understand why you are so jazzed about the government spying on people, Rusty. It's not the position I would expect you to take after reading your posts for ~8 years.
Posted by: Kevin at October 30, 2013 02:41 AM
Posted by: Howie at October 30, 2013 07:15 AM
Because governments don't have "friends", they have "allies" -- ie, alliances based on mutual interests. But as in all things, sometimes interests diverge. So, we spy on allies because conflicting interests means they don't always share important information with us.
It's why some of our notorious moles were moles for ... Israel, one of our closest allies.
Posted by: Rusty at October 30, 2013 10:48 AM
Some claim to be our "closest" allies because it's good for them. Not us.
Posted by: adam at October 31, 2013 05:28 AM
Posted by: Joe at November 01, 2013 09:53 AM
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