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NSA = "Stasi"?

by James Denison / June 23, 2013 1:49 PM PDT
"German outrage over a US Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi."

If anyone should recognize what this is, it would be the Germans.Who's the violator here? Who's the Traitor? Who's the Patriot?

"One well-respected-in-Washington national security writer, Slate's centrist Fred Kaplan, has called for Clapper's
firing. "It's hard," he wrote, "to have meaningful oversight when an
official in charge of the program lies so blatantly in one of the rare
open hearings on the subject.""


Heil Obama?
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by James Denison / June 23, 2013 2:37 PM PDT
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Al Gore actually had one of the wisest comments about this. Diane Feinstein and Harry Reid think nothing's wrong with it, just normal. Oddly both Dems and Repubs are all over the map on this.

Here's one of the stupider statements;


Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) also claimed that reports of the NSA collecting phone records was "nothing particularly new." "Every member of the United States Senate has been advised of this," Chambliss said. "And to my knowledge we have not had any citizen who has registered a complaint relative to the gathering of this information."


Uh, dummy senator, how could anyone register a complaint if they didn't even know it was going on at the time, nor that their privacy was grossly violated?

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(NT) Like Germany never does it.
by Diana Forum moderator / June 24, 2013 2:40 AM PDT
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Without your knee-jerk Nazi reference I'd have been entirely
by Ziks511 / June 27, 2013 11:57 PM PDT
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with you on this issue. The Stasi reference seemed entirely appropriate, then you ruined it.

What is it with you and the Nazis, James? Your continual references make you sound deranged.

Rob

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You're the one

who comes here constantly to call people names. Your life must really be miserable.

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ps - you may have missed this part
Reuters this week reported that "German outrage over a US Internet spying program has broken out ahead of a visit by Barack Obama, with ministers demanding the president provide a full explanation when he lands in Berlin next week and one official likening the tactics to those of the East German Stasi."

The only Nazi reference I see in this thread was YOURS.
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