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  •  No (0+ / 0-)

    The point was that the ruckus over the US listening in on foreigners is not what it seems.  This is because foreign intelligence gathering is done by every government.  When they get caught by the other country, there are consequences.

    This is a different issue from domestic spying.

    I don't see why the pro-Snowden people are jumping all over this.  It doesn't help their cause to conflate what Snowden is alleging (US agencies violating US constitutional rights) with foreign intelligence gathering (which is done all the time).

    "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

    by FDRDemocrat on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 04:48:22 PM PDT

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    •  qsdf (0+ / 0-)
      This is because foreign intelligence gathering is done by every government.
      An outlandish claim that many are making these days but refuse to provide evidence for every time.

      Also, even if this were true, it still wouldn't excuse that behaviour.

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