Daily WebLogs

Email, Print, Share. CLICK HERE.

NSA spying on friendly nations brings worldwide resentment

Oct 29, 2013

It is no wonder the US government and its spy networks are so angry with Edward Snowden. They do not want their sins plastered on the front pages of the media. They have no intention of repenting, but rather are trying to hide their sins, and, if necessary, go deeper under cover.

We can't treat people like enemies and then expect them to be friendly in return.


WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - When top U.S. intelligence  officials testified at a congressional hearing weeks ago, the  public uproar was over the National Security Agency collecting  the phone and email records of Americans.

But when the NSA director and other spy chiefs appear at a  House Intelligence Committee hearing on Tuesday it will be  against a backdrop of angry European allies accusing the United  States of spying on their leaders and citizens....

The allegations of U.S. spying on Merkel and other leaders are likely to have a lasting impact on relations, Conley said.

In the last several years, Europeans have been disappointed  with the Obama administration over its failure to close the U.S.  detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and its use of drone  strikes to kill terrorism suspects. The spectacle of the recent  federal government shutdown also dented U.S. prestige in Europe.

"It's just raising really big doubts, uncertainties and  question marks about not only the president's leadership but  whether the United States is a reliable ally," Conley said.

Sharing / Blog Info

Category: America
Blog Author: Dr. Stephen Jones