Proof that NSA Spying Is Not Very Focused On Terrorism
October 24, 2013
Power, Money and Crushing Dissent Are Real Motives
The NSA not only spied on the leaders of Germany, Brazil and Mexico, but on at least 35 world leaders.
The Guardian reports:
One unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is named. These were immediately “tasked” for monitoring by the NSA.
That’s just one incident we know about. The NSA also spies on the European Union, the European Parliament, the G20 summit and other allies.
The NSA asked government agencies to share their Rolodexes, so the NSA would have phone numbers for top foreign political and military leaders.
A confidential government memo admits that the spying didn’t help prevent terrorism:
The memo acknowledges that eavesdropping on the numbers had produced “little reportable intelligence”.