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A Quick Thought for European Leaders: Get a Grip

No nation has friends, only interests.

Charlie Martin


July 1, 2013 - 8:27 am

Today’s kerfluffle: Ed Snowden has revealed that, OMG, the US intelligence community collects intelligence from communications in Europe.

Somehow I can’t help but read that last in Claude Rains’ voice:

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If this surprises anyone  in European governments, it’s because someone has somehow elected a moron who doesn’t read his own intelligence.

It’s actually all kabuki of course, or really more like noh theater — lots of exaggerated gestures and overdramatic masks while traditional words are read offstage.

Yes, I’m sure the US intercepts European communications, and Europe does their best to intercept ours, and both of them are trying to evesdrop on Russia, and Russia is trying to listen to everyone else.  That’s the way the game is played.

Charlie Martin writes on science, health, culture and technology for PJ Media. Follow his 13 week diet and exercise experiment on Facebook and at PJ Lifestyle

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The European elites are largely feigning outrage to placate their people. They would love to be able to do to the Europeans what the NSA is doing to Americans.
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Much ado about - finding a reason to dis Obama, who's suddenly not the lefty saint they thought he was.
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The European Commission doesn't routinely sweep for bugs? I find that hard to believe. Espionage is one of the oldest professions. Right up there with prostitution and politics. (Funny how those oldest professions are so entwined.)
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