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Brazil, Mexico ask U.S. to
explain if NSA spied on presidents

Reuters, by Anthony Boadle

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/2/2013 8:00:55 PM

Brasilia - Brazil assailed the United States on Monday after new allegations that Washington spied on President Dilma Rousseff, complaining that its sovereignty may have been violated and suggesting that it could call off Rousseff´s planned state visit to the White House next month. A Brazilian news program reported on Sunday that the U.S. National Security Agency spied on emails, phone calls and text messages of Rousseff and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a disclosure that could strain Washington´s relations with Latin America´s two biggest nations.

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What´s Mexico going to do? Threaten to close its borders with US? Brazil is said to be have the 8th largest number of billionaires, so that could impact the dRATS party. 0bama will be as transparent with them as the "crude oil" they import to US.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: noddy, 9/2/2013 8:12:48 PM     (No. 9502762)

Good question OP. Perhaps curtail the flow of ´´Obama Choom´´.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 9/2/2013 8:28:01 PM     (No. 9502770)

In looking at Brazil news today, the US seems to have already answered this question in the affirmative. The US spokesperson explained it by claiming that they had to do so because Brazil is now a world power and as such poses a hypothetical threat to the US. Illustrating the point by saying we do the same things to German, Britain, Mexico, and all our friends. My summary/translation. In substance it is accurate. Amazingly sophomoric.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone, 9/2/2013 8:46:29 PM     (No. 9502789)

Perhaps it would be easier and quicker to say who the DIDN´T spy on. :-)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 9/2/2013 9:58:35 PM     (No. 9502860)

I pray that she cancels the meeting. Another slap at 0bama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 9/2/2013 11:50:18 PM     (No. 9502965)

Lots of silly posturing going on.
Reality: EVERYONE spies on EVERYONE else. Silly to pretend otherwise. Who should we exempt? Mexico? Not hardly, their acts are consistent with Acts of War. Britain and France haven´t always been friends either. I dislike the Soviet excuse for their alliance with Nazi Germany, the "Alliance of Convenience" line, but in truth there are no permanent allies or friends. One of many reasons for ditching the U.N., incidentally. If Brazil is not at least gathering passive intelligence on us, someone is derelict in his duties. And the same is true of us.
So stop the posturing, please.


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