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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:08 PM

a bit of a clusterfuck: when allies spy on each other

Q: Do other countries spy like this on the United States?

A: They do, but most don't have the U.S. technology or financial resources -- $10.8 billion for fiscal 2013, according to a budget document Snowden leaked. The NSA is rivaled only by Britain's code-breaking Government Communications Headquarters or GCHQ, an agency the U.S. works with closely, according to the Snowden documents. U.S. ally Israel is considered one of the top counterintelligence threats. U.S. spies and diplomats who work in Israel expect to have phone calls intercepted, and their intelligence work disrupted. Israeli security services are even suspected of breaking into the homes of the successive CIA station chiefs and tampering with sensitive equipment.___

http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/why-spy-on-friends-a-qanda-explaining-why-nsa-might-listen-in-on-a-foreign-leaders-calls/2013/10/24/2596d972-3ce0-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

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arely staircase Oct 2013 OP
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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. Of course they do. But not every country has an Edward Snowden or a GG! Lucky us!

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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:13 PM

2. That's why they are called allies and not friends

There are no such thing as friends in international politics.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 06:25 PM

3. israel has no need to spy. They just need to pick up the phone and 'phone a friend' sponsored by

AIPAC.

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