France summons U.S. ambassador over spying report

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leungsite wrote:

You are blessed Hollande that Obama is interested in your country as France years ago was the only Western country that did not accept McBurger.

Oct 21, 2013 5:14am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BuffaloGirl wrote:

“We were warned in June (about the program) and we reacted strongly but obviously we need to go further,” Fabius said. “We must quickly assure that these practices aren’t repeated.”

Good luck with that. Maybe then you can help the American people who are hoping for the same.

Oct 21, 2013 5:18am EDT  --  Report as abuse
tpvero wrote:

Isn’t clear that the Europeans need to put safeguards in place to protect themselves from certain radical elements and people in the American system who would destroy them to make money?

Oct 21, 2013 6:30am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

The New World Order does not recognize nations such as France, The USA, UK etc. Politicians who support the New World Order are in fact out to destroy their own nations, and destroy their own governments.

Oct 21, 2013 7:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

France, Pakistan and all the other countries expressing public outrage at computer network infiltration / drone attacks etc., are probably saying something quite different in private! I wonder what they are saying behind closed doors:
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“Excuse me, do you mind if we have the data, and will you give us a few other things to make this more palatable for us? Can we do a deal here? If we do an underfunded sham whitewash ‘investigation’ to placate public anger instead of expensively rooting this thing out of our systems, then will you cooperate with us in our own fight against terrorism?”

“Can we talk before you fire missiles please? Can we help you to choose targets?”
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I would be fairly surprised if these kinds of conversations weren’t happening behind closed doors.

Oct 21, 2013 7:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bugzy wrote:

Paranoid America, wasting money on a titanic scale world surveillance. Surely they can trust France when it comes to sharing intelligence.

Oct 21, 2013 7:52am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Des3Maisons wrote:

Anyone interested in the NSA issue should check The Guardian website regularly. Reuters is doing a spotty job at best and is not even putting all NSA stories up front and center. You have to do a search of the website to find them.

Oct 21, 2013 7:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
dencal26 wrote:

Everyone loves Obama in Europe

Oct 21, 2013 7:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse

Just hang on, France. Obama will get right back to you on that.

Oct 21, 2013 7:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
irverdad wrote:

Maybe Kerry should summon the French ambassador to find out why the French “chickened out” in World War 2. There are 10,166 Americans buried in ONE of the military cemeteries in France and this French surrender monkey has the audacity to be angry over this ! Bye the way, do you know why there are trees planted along the Champs Elessye in Paris ? So invaders can march in the shade…

Oct 21, 2013 8:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
wcs wrote:

France, let this be a lesson to you. If you play with snakes you will get BIT! What do you think the USA has become? Yep that’s right, a SNAKE!

Oct 21, 2013 8:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Freedoms in any country are doomed when people post comments in forums such as this one saying such nonsense as; “what’s the big deal?”, “this is nothing new”, “there’s nothing to worry about if you’ve done nothing wrong”, “love it or leave it”, etc. Idiots like that have fallen in line with the corrupt government like lambs led to the slaughter. What a pity to what has happened to this once-great country.

Oct 21, 2013 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
LuLu123 wrote:

Time to begin isolating the United States.

Oct 21, 2013 8:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse

This is what paranoid totalitarian communist governments do. They want absolute control over everything and they achieve that by spying on everyone—friend, foe and citizen.

Oct 21, 2013 9:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
cautious123 wrote:

This is shameful. Who the hell does the American government think it is? This government makes a mockery of democracy, privacy and freedom. Instead of spending money on spying on allies, how about spending it on the citizens who are being taxed! Health care, infrastructure, energy, etc. This government is a waste of taxpayer money–it’s so paranoid about its power that it doesn’t realize it is deteriorating from within. Blind!

Oct 21, 2013 9:21am EDT  --  Report as abuse
laurel1 wrote:

Obama caught in his WEB OF LIES. All you bush haters….please explain why mr transparency keep getting caught LYING AND SPYING?

Oct 21, 2013 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

The American people are just as pissed, problem is that so many are blinded by the media….

I only know that now – I will no longer vote for the DNC or the GOP – third parties all the way. Things need to change in the US, that’s for sure.

The leaders of today in the US and really, most of the world; only serve themselves – and with that attitude, the house of cards will fall.

Oct 21, 2013 9:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Confucius1 wrote:

Washington, DC is *** NOT *** the United States Of America, we citizens are!

No more internationalist socialist types, no more big government types, no Bush’es, no Clinton’s, no Obamaites. Absolutely all in the democrat party, almost all in the senate side of the republican party are outside the mainstream of our cultural values, they are not worthy.

Ask yourself, why do you support internationalism over our own country – nationalism?

We want nationalist’s who identify with our cultural history, values and most important our constitution.

We will fight the international socialists to the death starting with Soros, his supporters, anti-citizen corporations, the government-media-complex, anti-USA-citizen front-groups and a lot more.

Have a nice day, while you can…

Oct 21, 2013 9:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
adrshepard wrote:

It’s called foreign intelligence gathering, which includes finding information about our friends as well as our enemies. Sorry, Frenchies, but you are not entitled to a right to privacy under our Constitution.

Oh, and great work, Snowden, you’re a real patriot for exposing our intelligence activities in foreign countries.

Oct 21, 2013 9:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Tims1973 wrote:

I keep telling people that America has become Authoritarian and is starting to become the “bad guy” in the eyes of the world now. People just think I’m nuts, but I understand the reason is because those people have their f’ing heads stuck in the clouds, watch too many movies and listen to the brainwashing govt-controlled television media.

America, here are your facts about our Government:

1. We have the WORLD’s largest spy network.
2. The U.S. Govt breaks the rules of foreign treaties by spying on our Allies’ Governments.
3. The U.S. Govt breaks the rules of our CONSTITUTION by looking at PRIVATE electronic messages without a court order or permission of the person they are spying on.
4. The U.S. Govt imprisons more of it’s own people than any other country in THE WORLD, both in TOTAL NUMBERS & PER-CAPITA!
5. The U.S. Govt and the “New World Order” Globalist (Council on Foreign Relations) politicians have recklessly attacked numerous nations in the last 13 years. Many of whom our Govt have not declared any sort of war on.
6. Any politicians who are LIBERTY-MINDED, disagree with the spying and the wars have been oppressed by the U.S. Govt OPENLY and BRAZENLY. The IRS scandal against the Tea Party and Constitution Parties are prime examples. The CIA/NSA are cataloging all names and identities of these political groups who stand for National Sovereignty and wish to reduce the size of the Government. The U.S. Govt is working on ways to portray these political groups as “terrorists”, when they aren’t.

Folks, if you actually go to REAL JOUNRALISM ONLINE and read REAL NEWS STORIES about the U.S. Govt, then you will start to understand that our television news media is completely controlled and very little of it is telling you what this government is doing to the people and the rest of the world.

Oct 21, 2013 9:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hotnbak wrote:

I would suggest that France tell logface to cease and desist. There needs to be an uproar that puts Barry and all of his criminal cronies in their place.

Oct 21, 2013 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

In spite of cynical assertions to the contrary by American Fascists who run our current Government, not every country on the planet sees itself as the end-all of existence. Our single Party system, which pretends to have two political parties, is like every other one Party State. It is filled with contempt for freedom, debate and diversity of opinion and whatever value such things bring to a country. It treats all of its citizens as if they were property of the State.

There are a number of systems on this planet that respect their citizens. This is just not one of them. Here there is virtually no dissent about our massive Secret Police structure, and no knowing how much has been spent putting it in place and running it. We are “concerned” about the Budget (supposedly) but not enough to even consider not starting any more wars or finishing the ones we have started. Neither Iraq nor Afghanistan ever attacked the USA nor participated in planning such attacks until we attacked *them*.

But we need the Secret Police, the world’s largest prison system by far, multiple foreign wars and the world’s largest military by far, all much, much more than paying our Social Security payments, Medicare, Medicaid and Food Stamps. This is a consensus opinion of the ruling Party and what are you going to do about it? You can do nothing.

Oct 21, 2013 10:20am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Burn1938 wrote:

This is just the beginning of this mess ! Now that Greenwald has left the Guardian , which may have censored some of the most controversial aspects , and will now join a media group run by a ” liberterian ” who will publish anything or everything ! Poor security agencies who are trying ,contrary to popular belief , to protect us from terrorists will now face more pressure ! Note that in the UK , just a few weeks ago , security agencies foiled a terrorist attack . Thanks to information gained by listening to phone conversations !

Oct 21, 2013 10:23am EDT  --  Report as abuse
oldwatusi wrote:

It’s great to see someone give the Obama Administration “hell”. That is what most Americans want to do on a daily basis. Go France.

Oct 21, 2013 10:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lemming wrote:

This is nothing new, so why is this even news? Oh because the Obama Administration got caught with their pants down. Heck here in Amerika even everyday citizens under the “Patriot Act” receive the same treatment! Oh and by the way every country spies on each other. Some countries are just better at not looking like a bunch of idiots like ours turned out to look like under Obama’s watch.

Oct 21, 2013 10:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
usagadfly wrote:

It is highly offensive to me to suggest that the dozens of my ancestors who were killed in the US military over the centuries died for the NSA and the current, freedom crushing regime. What we have is not what any of them died for. They believed in freedom.

Oct 21, 2013 10:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JWNEWKD wrote:

Obama only spies on American Citizens and the press. Please give Obama some respect.

Oct 21, 2013 10:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DocWelby wrote:

Welcome to Obama’s world

Oct 21, 2013 10:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sarkozyrocks wrote:

Impeach

Oct 21, 2013 10:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Isn’t it time that Europe broke the grip that America holds on its liberties. Europe was once lampooned by a US vice president as “old”. Perhaps he was partially correct … a new Europe aligned with the rising BRICS powers would be preferable to a declining squabble from Washington.

Oct 21, 2013 11:02am EDT  --  Report as abuse
BillKilgore wrote:

Hard to imagine that it is now the US ambassadors that are being “summoned” by their host governments. It used to be the other way around. Another indication of how low Barry Soetoro has taken our country’s respectability in the view of the world.

Oct 21, 2013 11:09am EDT  --  Report as abuse
halloween wrote:

People are starting to wake up and see that this country is Not what we want to believe, this government cares for no one only for money and power and they do what they want and any way they want to get it.
Since the “so called founding” of this country and the start of George Washington as president only power and money count, they killed the Native American Indians to have what they want and they are still doing it so it is no surprise that they lie about it.

Oct 21, 2013 11:12am EDT  --  Report as abuse
elpaso wrote:

sjfella–You are the idiot calling out others. Some years ago you republicans were saying love it or leave it, etc, now you don’t like it for back at you. If the shoe fits wear it. If not have a nice day now, ya hear!

Oct 21, 2013 11:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
elpaso wrote:

NSA started under Bush so you republican tea parties have yourself to blame.

Oct 21, 2013 11:31am EDT  --  Report as abuse
avenger7 wrote:

Well France,do you want the same answer given to U.S. citizens or do you want the truth.Maybe you haven’t been watching the news lately but Obama isn’t just taking over America,he’s looking to change the world the way he sees it.

Oct 21, 2013 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
avenger7 wrote:

Well France,do you want the same answer given to U.S. citizens or do you want the truth.Maybe you haven’t been watching the news lately but Obama isn’t just taking over America,he’s looking to change the world the way he sees it.

Oct 21, 2013 11:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
avenger7 wrote:

Well France,do you want the answers given to U.S.citizens or do you want the truth.If you haven’t been watching the news lately Obama doesn’t want to change just the U.S. but also the world.It seems he doesn’t care what we the citizens of America think so you can imagine how much he cares what you think.

Oct 21, 2013 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
avenger7 wrote:

Well France,do you want the answers given to U.S.citizens or do you want the truth.If you haven’t been watching the news lately Obama doesn’t want to change just the U.S. but also the world.It seems he doesn’t care what we the citizens of America think so you can imagine how much he cares what you think.

Oct 21, 2013 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
avenger7 wrote:

Well France,do you want the answers given to U.S.citizens or do you want the truth.If you haven’t been watching the news lately Obama doesn’t want to change just the U.S. but also the world.It seems he doesn’t care what we the citizens of America think so you can imagine how much he cares what you think.

Oct 21, 2013 11:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

@elpaso,
I’ve been Independent my entire voting life. Get lost, fool, and go back to practicing your goosestep.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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RPhillips111 wrote:

Whether intended or not, the kind of data collection/storage the NSA is engaged in offers to the opportunity for this secret police agency to acquire information to destroy reputationsd, careers, and extortion and blackmail to control and destroy companies and governments.

The NSA’s operations are an enormous concentration of power in the hands of a super spy agency and the President of the United Stat4es which can be used in secrecy and with impunity against any individual or government in the entire world. This is a critical component of maintaining US control of “The New World Order”.

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a_patriot wrote:

Why this is ESPECIALLY bad is the opportunity and maybe motive for a rogue MILITARY spy agency like NSA to PLANT DATA.

Think about where that goes.

One rogue military agency wants to use Obama Drones to kill someone, another rogue military agency plants false data incriminating someone that had nothing to do with the even

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Alpha90 wrote:

Actually – to correct tpvero – the issue is not the people in the American system who would destroy them to make money – the issue is the Obama people in the American system who do not want anybody, American, French or other, to make money and rather want to reduce us all to equal poverty (other than the bureaucrats with limo cars and Air Force One) and dependence on the state. The Americans who favor capitalism favor limited government not unlimited government, freedom from search and seizure unless there is a court order with specific probable cause that a felony has been committed as per the Constitution, and freedom of conscience not the mandate to adopt a statist-collectivist ideology inculcated through the public schools and academia.

Oct 21, 2013 12:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Charles Hammerman Rivkin is too Jewish to be a surprise. Here’s the good news. Zionist controlled media religiously begin burying the espionage news and started broadcasting Charles Rivkin television series: Yo Gabba Gabba! and Higglytown Heroes.

Oct 21, 2013 12:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Ken1Lutheran wrote:

There are two types of spying that appear to have been at work. One–to monitor the activity of terrorist organizations that strike the US, whether on its territory or against US citizens elsewhere–is legitimate, and M. Fabius had better know that America will defend itself and its people. Spying to gain some kind of advantage against French business and political people is another story, an unfriendly act against a country that has, in the last few years, been fairly friendly.

Oct 21, 2013 12:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
cristo52 wrote:

Nice job, Barack. Maybe they didn’t get the word that “elections have consequences.” Just tell them to get over it.

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pete56s wrote:

Whoops’! Caught!Hate when that happens……

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pete56s wrote:

Whoops’! Caught! Hate when that happens…..

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Butch_from_PA wrote:

The new cold war. USA spying against the world to support USA owned corporations. We need this to compete with similar plans in China.

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DominicPaz wrote:

OMG a spy agency spying on foreign citizens? What is the world coming to? Surely, the US the the ONLY country doing this and all the butt hurt is not at all hypocritical in the least.

Oct 21, 2013 1:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Craigomatic wrote:

Actually France didn’t have to summon the US ambassador. The French ministry simple discussed the idea in secret emails and the US ambassador knew to show up.

Oct 21, 2013 1:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
udidit wrote:

So which country’s have we not spied on?

Oct 21, 2013 1:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Cranios wrote:

The fact of the matter is that unless France is willing to invest in the sophistication of surveillance systems that can detect and fight against American systems, there’s not a damn thing France can do about it. For right or for wrong, that’s the way it is. France is learning that you can’t trust Obama – if only the US voters had learned that before 2012.

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TraskIgnatius wrote:

One is reminded of the time that DeGaulle, angered over some minor or perceived slight, demanded of the U.S. ambassador that “You remove all American troops from French soil immediately!” The ambassador, to his everlasting good credit, paused and then asked, “Even the dead ones?”

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unther wrote:

Let’s go live in a world where the NSA doesn’t know what you’re doing. Sounds like fun. And the US should stop spending so much time getting ready for KFC’s on Mars, because just look how much money there is to be made by spying on the French. Yawn.

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yessss wrote:

Step by step one day all world will be big America dont resist people :-)))

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mewp1 wrote:

The French are probably sorry they didn’t think of it first.

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Stickystones wrote:

Craigomatic wrote:

“Actually France didn’t have to summon the US ambassador. The French ministry simple discussed the idea in secret emails and the US ambassador knew to show up.”

Yeah and probably knew which brand of cognac to bring! Nothing but a faux French outrage.

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koskip wrote:

If the French government had the technology to spy on US citizens in the States they would do it, if they thought that their country is under threat by people there. Same applies for Germany.

To cut a long story short, the Europeans just don’t have the technology that the Americans have therefore they resort to ethical preaching: ‘don’t spy on us, we are allies, you don’t do such a thing to an ally’. I hope the Europeans get their act together and develop their IT industry the way the Americans did decades ago.

European technology is inferior to american, nothing new here, this has been the case for the past 100 years. If they had the technology they would be able to protect their citizens. THIS IS WHAT THE EUROPEAN POLITICIANS ARE AFRAID TO ADMIT IN PUBLIC.

Oct 21, 2013 4:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bankie wrote:

Bigoted American alpha morons have been running this country (USA) forever and I love seeing them exposed as the back stabbing, coporate meatheads they are.

As long as the world understands that the American government is not representative of the will of the American people, I’m fine with it. I just hope Snowden will eventually release meaningful, game changing information eventually instead of this sensational, trite crap.

Much worse is going on over here.

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kuka_kid_1 wrote:

I could not blame the French if they shot Obama and Kerry. I could not blame any of our allies for taking out garbage like the leaders we have today. In fact, if any country arrested Obama or Kerry, I’d say let them have the criminals and execute them if they are guilty.
Scum like what we have in congress and the white house need to be made examples of.

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irverdad wrote:

Hello Reuters aka left wing America haters. Reuters is a joke and smart people know your “news” is neither honest or relevant. That is why you delete all comments that are not according to your leftist political agenda. You can delete this now, just like all other objective intelligent comments.

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dave148109 wrote:

When countries can’t develop new technologies themselves because their socialist culture discourages free enterprise, they have to use technology developed by others, who take advantage of this fact.

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r-o-r-o-r-o wrote:

” leungsite wrote:

You are blessed Hollande that Obama is interested in your country as France years ago was the only Western country that did not accept McBurger.”

For your information, France is the second largest market for McDonald’s after the United States.

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gunste wrote:

This story also demonstrates that the world owes Edward Snowden a vote of thanks for exposing the snooping. much of it illegal. Instead of being indicted in the US, any country that was victimized like the US population should offer him a well deserved protection. Where would we be without Snowden? Unknowing and deceived.

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gunste wrote:

This story also demonstrates that the world owes Edward Snowden a vote of thanks for exposing the snooping. much of it illegal. Instead of being indicted in the US, any country that was victimized like the US population should offer him a well deserved protection. Where would we be without Snowden? Unknowing and deceived.

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gunste wrote:

This story also demonstrates that the world owes Edward Snowden a vote of thanks for exposing the snooping. much of it illegal. Instead of being indicted in the US, any country that was victimized like the US population should offer him a well deserved protection. Where would we be without Snowden? Unknowing and deceived.

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gunste wrote:

This story also demonstrates that the world owes Edward Snowden a vote of thanks for exposing the snooping. much of it illegal. Instead of being indicted in the US, any country that was victimized like the US population should offer him a well deserved protection. Where would we be without Snowden? Unknowing and deceived.

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urall5150 wrote:

Hey craigo

That was funny

Oct 21, 2013 9:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Himem wrote:

So Nixon was brought down in a scandal of one wire tapping but today massive wire tapping is does with no repercussions. It is assured that evil will win if good sits by and does nothing. Oh America, what have you become?

Oct 21, 2013 9:04pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Obsilutely wrote:

@irverdad – Okay, buddy. Thanks for dropping in. Now go turn on Glenn Beck and buy some gold like a good little lemming.

Oct 21, 2013 9:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

So… Getting some phone calls caught up in the intel Net = Total outrage.

Allowing a dictator to take over your country while he’s shoveling women and children by the millions into ovens = No biggie.

I love all the governments who keep trying to pretend like they never heard of any of this before. Even though it was written about and reported by numerous people, decades ago.

If you need a moron like Ed Snowden to educate you on how life works… either as an individual or especially as a whole government… you’ve got way more serious issues than your phone records being saved on some stupid data storage system… Because if that’s the case, you’re an idiot.

btw… I love how all the NSA haters are the people who post stuff 5 times in a row, because they can’t even comprehend that there’s a delay. Kind of says it all.

Oct 21, 2013 9:48pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

The lesson to be learned is that you shouldn’t trust the USA. This is not the first time they have been caught spying on allies.

Do the French spy on the USA? Maybe, but if they do they are are better at it and don’t get caught. Maybe they have better technology.

Oct 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ramsglen wrote:

Careful now or Obama will out a camera up your Butt.

Oct 22, 2013 1:40am EDT  --  Report as abuse
euro-yank wrote:

@confucius1 –
Do be careful what you wish for. “Nationalists” can be dangerous. Nationalism brought the world such wonderful leaders as Hitler, Mussolini and Franco.

Oct 22, 2013 2:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

Don’t say anything France – just email each other an expect the US government to find it.

But seriously France – THANK YOU!!!

Signed,
US Citizen.

Oct 22, 2013 8:35am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*@confucius1 –
Do be careful what you wish for. “Nationalists” can be dangerous. Nationalism brought the world such wonderful leaders as Hitler, Mussolini and Franco.*

Yes, but Obama/Biden, Bush/Cheney, and their ilk is bringing tyranny anyway. So we have little choice.

I won’t live in chains, I would rather die fighting.

But I’ll say this much – anyone who votes in a US election for a republican or a democrat from this point – is a fool, it should be crystal clear what these two parties stand for now: Greed and Control.

GOP = Greedy Old Pricks
DNC = Dirty Narcissistic cheats

Strangely fitting – isn’t it?

Oct 22, 2013 8:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Stealingsugar wrote:

I think Gangstalking is bad in France, too, and they are in the United Nations, so they are every bit as corrupt as the U.S. is, and they are also using satellites and flash mobs to harass their own citizens, and using psychiatry to discredit them! The Occult is in control of every nation, our only hope is a Savior, at this point. They are in on it just as much as the U.S. is!

Oct 22, 2013 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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