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US Caught Spying on United Nations in NY: Obama and NSA Further Alienates US from Allies

(Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations' New York headquarters, Germany's Der Spiegel weekly said on Sunday in a report on U.S. spying that could further strain relations between Washington and its allies.

Citing secret U.S. documents obtained by fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel said the files showed how the United States systematically spied on other states and institutions.

Der Spiegel said the European Union and the U.N.'s Vienna-based nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), were among those targeted by U.S. intelligence agents.

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I think the proper question is: Who isnt the US spying on?

So far, there has been no shortage of people who they are.

Thinking about this, it makes sense though. They want to gather as much data as possible on everyone, why wouldnt they gather it on everyone in existance?

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

The NSA should be forced to

The NSA should be forced to send disclosure notices out to every American they are unconstitutionally gathering information on and specifically listing what type of data they are acquiring.

how did Der Spiegel get this info?

Wasn't he just saying a few days ago that he only gave the documents to Greenwald and Poitras?

Good! Maybe the UN will get

Good! Maybe the UN will get mad and leave. The US does not need any allies either.

It May Seem Obvious...

But we now have hard evidence. There is a big difference between: "We always had a good hunch," and "Now we have solid documentation and evidence."

Big Difference.

So I don't want to hear anyone saying "This is old news, we've known all along" about spying revelations.

Eww kewl!

Maybe we'll finally kick the UN out and stop footing the lion's share of their tab!

(Oh, wait... this is just political theater! Darn.)

What would the Founders do?

Seeing through the smokescreen,

and watching the nerve gas cloud.

So much of this is just

So much of this is just OBVIOUS and should be expected at this point. Who would NOT assume all locations under US government control are under 100% surveillance? The Oval office is recorded. Its laughable to think any government location NOT being bugged. Now THAT would catch me off guard!

A CIA Chief has nonchalantly mentioned they can spy on people through cameras in their dishwashers, phones, tvs, computers, anything with a camera and internet connection has a backdoor/no security.

We KNOW every "interesting" or important perso(government or not) has all their internet connected devices tapped. We know this for fact. It isn't news anymore. Its just repeated sensationalism

Heres the Petraeus article about the dishwasher spying.

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/03/petraeus-tv-remote/

Ironic that he ousted via an affair revealed via government-leaked personal emails. Obviously targeted.

Every nation has spies.

And every nation knows this to be true.
To assume otherwise would be foolish
More importantly,
why is this article being published?
Who benefits?
What does this accomplish?