"abhorrent", "cold war tactics", "like the Stasi". All comments by European politicians after finding out their offices in the US were bugged. Was the USA right or wrong to do this?
We bug them, they bug us, it is called watching your back...
Sure we have legitimate espionage purposes, it's not right but it's important. As long as they aren't Americans I'm content
Certainly wrong to get caught red handed. Incompetent boobs running our government.
And people think "they hate our freedom", no no no they just hate you.
You meaning the District of Criminals.
We used to be above that crap.
Slightly off topic, but an interesting point I think. Technically the NSA are not allowed to spy on US citizens. But GCHQ (UK equiv) are under no such proscription. There is nothing illegal about the NSA checking out data on US citizens, so long ...
... as they didn't source it. Since data is routinely shared between them it's pretty likely.
*proscription was supposed to be prohibition in the above comment btw.
The United States needs to have some sort of punishment imposed in them for this.
Hopefully we would take it well.
Many US embassies have been bugged by foreign governments.
Yup. Reminds me of a story I read, must have been over a decade ago so this may not be correct in all details. But from what I remember, the Canadians discovered a soviet bug in a US building in Canada of a type the US hadn't learned to detect.
When asked, the Mounties (who did counter-intel at the time) said they learned of such bugs from the British. So this pissed off spy went to the British liaison and demanded to know why they had shared it with the RCMP. Apparently the answer was ...
... along the lines of "Well it's the Commonwealth old boy, you know how it is?
Honestly I'm certain we're not the only ones who have done it. We're just the ones who got caught, so we endure the 'righteous' outrage from everyone else.
Oh definitely not, this has always happened. The Brits are especially guilty of this one.
Please don't say we when describing in this crap.
You're right, rebel... That's a habit I should break.
It's the NSA's job to spy. We should be spying on other countries.
Turns out we weren't the only suckers the NSA was spying on......
A real shocker, right there.
Excuse me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it be the CIA who spies internationally and the NSA that spies domestically? Or does the NSA also work internationally?
I really don't know.