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  •  If they're hypocrites, then it doesn't (0+ / 0-)

    matter if they know about Snowden's leaks, does it?

    But I don't buy that argument.  They might want to do what the NSA is doing -- and we have no evidence of that -- but regardless of how much they might want to, they just don't have the resources to pull it off.  This false equivalence argument keeps coming up, where "everybody does this to everybody else" and that's just not logistically possible, not at the same scale.

    And if they ARE doing this, then why not do the same thing and rat them out?  Tell the American people, General Hayden, what the Frogs are doing to spy on us using their vendors, so we can not buy their products.  Do government offices in the US routinely use French spyware in their office equipment?  Have you warned them not to do it?  If you have, who the hell is the hypocrite?

    •  um actually yes we have evidence of it (0+ / 0-)

      and frankly there's little the NSA is doing that no other nation couldn't do. About the only place you would have a kinda of sort of point would be that with much of the internet's backbone running though the US the NSA might have greater access to the entire internet.

      That said I'm not the one making the argument here and I am loath to insert myself in as if this is my argument. I don't know what precisely the man is thinking and I will not guess.

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      by duhban on Sat Jul 20, 2013 at 07:30:40 PM PDT

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