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Response to treestar (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 01:40 PM

13. WTF? You're so all over the map; your posts should come with a legend...

"We're spying to make sure you don't allow another dictator to arise and cause a third world war."

That is arrogance of the first degree. Very few Germans who were responsible for German actions in that time period are living today, and NONE of them are in any position to craft policy. The world has changed, or are you not aware of that? Or do you actually believe in your heart of hearts that the WORLD should fear Germany? Or, as I would guess is most likely the case... were you just spouting whatever bullshit you could in order to protect what many see as an out of control government?

Followed by:

"We are talking about Germans acting as if they can complain that the US is spying on them. Not happening. Yes, that country has shown a true propensity for dictatorship. How do you know what we are spying for?"

That last post hit the nail on the head. If the nail head were 1/8" and the diameter of the hammer head were 12", you couldn't have had better aim. No one seems to KNOW who we're spying on and what we're spying on them for. That's the gist of the complaint. We're not allowed to know what our government is doing "in our name." The government (notice I didn't say "Obama administration") has interpreted our laws in such a way as to allow free reign to do seemingly anything, and shields the citizens from knowledge of what those interpretations are. I do not support that, nor will I ever.

You think the world needs to FEAR Germany? Really?

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