Friday, October 25, 2013


The latest NSALeak: The NSA's spying on Angela Merkel was not an isolated incident:

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its "customer" departments, such the White House, State and the Pentagon, to share their "Rolodexes" so the agency can add the phone numbers of leading foreign politicians to their surveillance systems.

The document notes that one unnamed US official handed over 200 numbers, including those of the 35 world leaders, none of whom is named. These were immediately "tasked" for monitoring by the NSA.

The irony: despite all this spying, the US got "little reportable intelligence". Meanwhile, its revelation is destroying the US's alliances and diplomatic relationships, because no-one wants to deal with a two-faced spying scumbag.

Heckuva job, NSA; heckuva job.

Meanwhile former NSA director Michael Hayden just got live-tweeted giving off-the-record "deep background" interviews to journalists in which he slagged off his former boss. Which suggests that despite the aura of secrecy, the US's spies are complete idiots. Who has a sensitive conversation in public on a train, where other people can hear? What a moron.