Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Truth About Spys

It looks like the truth about Snowden and his leaks is that it tipped the hand that the U.S. Government was spying on its allies, specifically Germany and Spain. Seems that countries get grouped into categories of spying importance.

The "high" list includes countries like: China, Russia, Iran and Afghanistan. Then there is a "middle" list which includes countries like: Spain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan.

In way it is a bit funny because all countries spy on one another all the time to greater and lesser degrees depending on current situations. But when spying specifics like country names get outed it can be a little embarrassing. A bit like getting caught reading your daughter's diary.

Now Germany wants to negotiate a 'no spy' agreement with the United States. What a colossal waste of time, countries will continue to spy on one another and signing a piece of paper will not change that. Time would better be spent in trying to curtail the United States carte blanche spying on its own citizens. Like that will happen.

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