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US surveillance went too
far, admits John Kerry

cnet.com, by Lance Whitney

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Posted By:kennedylaw, 11/1/2013 2:33:39 PM

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has acknowledged that some of the government´s surveillance activities reached too far. Answering questions about the surveillance controversy on Thursday from attendees of the Open Government Partnership conference, Kerry said that some of the actions occurred because the program was on autopilot, inferring that the Obama administration was unaware of what was going on.

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"The buck stops here." - Harry S Truman

"What buck? I never saw a buck. The buck never got here. Bush must have taken the buck." - Barry H. Obama

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/1/2013 2:39:32 PM     (No. 9593715)

What a liar... Just tell the truth for once, Barry!! Yes, you knew about it. All countries spy on each other....always have and always will. And yes, even "allies" (per se). It isn´t that surveillance that bothers us...it is the spying on U.S. citizens that you also know about that matters!! This is just a red herring to cover up spying on us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: otronome, 11/1/2013 2:51:59 PM     (No. 9593736)

Absurd statement...what in gvernment is ever on "auto-pilot?" There are dozens of layers with no one able to do anything without numerous sign-offs. The stupid fool ignores that every bureacratic appartchik keeps copious notes to cover their rear end when the Kerry´s of the world sluff off blame to those following their instructions.

Lois Lerner will ultimately be convicted becasue her fellow bureacrats took notes. Expect the same in this case

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/1/2013 2:52:41 PM     (No. 9593737)

And he defended the overall surveillance conducted by different countries as a way to thwart terrorist activity.

Kerry said that some of the actions occurred because the program was on autopilot, inferring that the Obama administration was unaware of what was going on.

But the Boston bombers weren´t calling the Vatican or the Chanceller of Germany. And, the US government doesn´t pay any attention when the info is put right in front of their noses!

The NY Times - April 25, 2013:

In March 2011, the Russian security service sent a stark warning to the F.B.I., reporting that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was “a follower of radical Islam” ....

From an article in The Atlantic that is posted below re NSA:

3. Consistent with unitary executive theory as well as the formal chain of command, Obama really is in charge and knows exactly what he is doing. Accordingly, his not having been briefed on potentially embarrassing details of ongoing operations is consistent with the need for “plausible deniability,”





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