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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Bugging Our Friends: US Spies On Allies

The European Union is terribly pissed following revelations that the United States bugged EU offices in the United States and monitored telephone calls throughout the EU. Now why the Hell would you eavesdrop on your allies? Prevent attacks? Unearth plots? Gain advantage for US businesses? Business? That's right folks! I bet a thousand-to-one this bugging and eavesdropping were done at the behest of American businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage over our European allies. What else could it be?
This administration is going to have a lot of explaining to do in the coming weeks.
From the killing of the Farm Bill to Bugging Our Friends, it looks like armature hour for the U.S. government.