Monday, November 4, 2013

The Spy Who Knows Nothing

aria_c11332720131103120100   It was reported a few days ago Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, called up Barack Obama, to admonish him (other words to tell him off) for his administration’s determination to listen in on her private phone calls? That goes just a bit too far. I would like to have listened in on that exchange between Obama and her, but that would not have happen because I don’t work for the National Security Agency. I wonder who Obama blamed this on.

The chancellor said she unequivocally disapproves of such practices and sees them as completely unacceptable, a Merkel spokesman said, the Germany interior minister is demanding the United States provide “complete information” on the spying project that is being conducting against the German government. The spokesman added that “between close friends and partners ... there should be no such monitoring of the communication of the leaders of government. That would be and is a grave breach of trust.. But breach of trust seems almost to be the way to go at the NSA under Obama. A carefully worded statement from the White House press secretary Jay Carney said, “The President assured the chancellor that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of Chancellor Merkel.” There was no indication of past tense in Mr. Carney’s statement. But the chancellor knows just like most Americans do that you cannot believe anything that comes out of his mouth or from his so called transparent government.

All Americans need to support the work of the NSA to some degree. The United States needs a stout ability in this age of increasing danger. But the NSA does not have to tap the German chancellor’s cell phone. That is going way too far. Since then we here the Catholic Pope’s phone was also taped by the NSA. Now where is the threat to national security there? Although we know that the current concept of privacy is a impressionable one, because of all the threats to national security and the casual manner with which many Americans toss around their personal information on social media, like Face Book and Twitter but that doesn’t mean that it is a right for Obama or the NSA to spy on The American people either. It is Indeed a time to set tougher standards for the NSA. Although we need a spy agency, we do not need a bunch of thugs who work for a want to be dictator going around spying on everybody.

The Obama administration has been embarrassed by the NSA spying on other European allies including France and Spain. According to reports at least 35 countries may have been monitored or spied on by the NSA under Obama.. While many people have grave concerns about the actions of the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is now holed up in Moscow, it was his revelations that have prompted a national conversation about the junction of espionage with personal privacy and national interests. We expect more from the president than “I didn’t know it was going on,” (HE LIES) It is just another example of Obama’s tendency to deflect criticism by claiming ignorance or else blaming it on someone else. Once again let me insert here that Obama is deceiver and a liar. Spying on the American people, our allies and friends fits Obama’s sneaky personality to a tee. Americans cannot even talk on their cell phone without knowing if they are being spied on. Now we are being spied on by the internet. When will it ever stop? We do not live in a communist country or do we? The fact is, under Obama we are heading that way fast.

Obama’s claim that he was in the dark and was backed up by the NSA, (Of course they will not blame Obama. They would fall on the sword first.) But German newspapers claim that Obama had been informed of the spying operation. You will never hear that from our liberal newspapers. Whether Obama knew about it in advance or not, this incident and many others like it have damaged America’s reputation with key allies. It’s up to Obama to repair those relations with our allies and he could start by taking responsibility rather than dodging it. But that is something that he will never do. Past experience tells us that he will blame it on everybody and everything before he will that the blame.

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( This article is a response by Bill Patchett to an article in the Star Democrat news paper dated February 18 , 2018. His response below ...