Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Spies Spy. It's What They Do.

The NSA has been spying on the French for many years. The French president summoned the American ambassador to complain.*

While the facts may be newsworthy, the larger story, that the NSA spies on our allies, is not. The French should have figured this out after it came out that the NSA was listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's calls.

The NSA spies on everyone. It's what they do. Expecting the NSA not to spy on people is like a bear not to shit in the woods and steal picnic baskets. If you're a foreign leader, the NSA is spying on you. And even if you use encryption, the NSA has likely cracked your SIM card.
* Being a shit-magnet is about the only function left to ambassadors since the advent of modern communications technology.


Anonymous said...

Lately it's been the pope shitting in the woods. Otherwise, you're right on.

Morose Recluse said...

And if the French and German intelligence services aren't doing their best to return the favor, they're not doing their job.