U.S. government spied on Brazil's Petrobras oil companySubmitted by carlsbaddj on Sun, 09/08/2013 - 15:58
"(Reuters) - The U.S. government allegedly spied on Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA , known as Petrobras, according to the web site of Globo, Brazil's biggest television network.
The network, which a week ago aired a report alleging that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted communications by the presidents of Brazil and Mexico, said its information again came from Glenn Greenwald, an American activist who has worked with fugitive former NSA analyst Edward Snowden to expose the extent of U.S. spying at home and abroad."
So... Spying on every American as well as the whole world is for my protection and to stop terrorists?
"Any spying on Petrobras, which has discovered some of the world's biggest offshore oil reserves in recent years, is sure to raise hackles in Brazil, a country that has long been suspicious of foreign designs on its abundant natural resources.
Brazil's so-called sub-salt polygon, where many of the new finds have been discovered, may contain as much as 100 billion barrels of oil, according to Rio de Janeiro State University. One find alone, the giant Libra field, has estimated reserves of up to 12 billion barrels of oil, or enough to supply all U.S. oil needs for nearly two years. (Reporting by Asher Levine; Additional reporting by Paulo Prada in Rio de Janeiro; Editing by David Brunnstrom)"