Thursday, October 24, 2013

I don't think that word means what you think it means...

US allies are pretty damn annoyed at what the NSA has been upt to. From TPM:

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday called a report that the United States has been spying on Italy "inconceivable and unacceptable."

German Chancellor Merkel wasn't happy to hear about her phone being tapped either.

I suspect that Obama is mostly in the position of reaping what was sowed in earlier administrations, and that the National Security State was moving a lot more on its own dynamic than from Presidential push, but we shall (maybe) see.

Not that allies spying on each other is anything new, but tapping one's cell gets pretty personal.