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This is nothing new, they do the exact same thing, we do it to them. That is the spy agency and Mexico can't and shouldn't complain about anything, they are THE absolute last ones to complain about spying.

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bass4funk: Agree with you that the Mexican government isn't a whole lot stable or trustworthy, but illegal spying is still illegal spying. And I'm not sure they are 'THE' absolute last ones to complain about spying, either. Do they have a spy program you know about?

Anyway, I always find it interesting that you support the spying, but not the government that does it, and yet supported it under bush.

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Between the various NSA debacles, the Obamacare debacle, and the National Debt monstrosity, US looks to be on the ropes and taking a beating.

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@ Bass, I dare you to say its ok to spy in Mexico and say it about Los Zetas or any other Satanic drug cartel! The Mexican government is just a puppet of Washington DC but mess with the mafias south of the border?? Whole different ball game!!

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Heh, because only the French police state can spy on its citizens.

And since in France the media has the kind of "teeth" you see on 90 year olds, dont expect any révélations about France's identical domestic snooping with zero oversight.

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Americans are admitting only what has already been exposed by Snowden. They should have come out clean, at least to the leaders of the allies, before being forcibly exposed. They allow themselves to be dragged through the mud a step at a time. It's really pathetic. Who can ever trust them? Who knows how many more dirty deeds they are still withholding.

One thing is clear, every nation is on its own, as far as security is concerned. Nobody else can be trusted.

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We can complain about Mexico but hey, FRANCE is full of?? Yes! Muslims and how many of these Muslims can be a potential...(t.XXroXXrist)?? My guess, ENOUGH, so can we blame the USA for making sure those emails in French and Arabic coming out of France are not for terrorist aims?? Better to be safe than sorry, right?? Mexico, my guess the CIA wants to know what corrupt politicians are taking $$$ from the mafias, etc..no AL QAEDA in Mexico, well not yet??

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@Elbuda 70 million calls recorded in one month! That's a whole bloody lot of potential terrorists... Tell you what, next time it emerges that China may or May not have been spying on Uncle Sam, will you say it's okay because there may be people of Islamic origin in the US?

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@smith

Anyway, I always find it interesting that you support the spying, but not the government that does it, and yet supported it under bush.

I never said that. I said, I supported Obama in that regard. But even if you don't like it, what can you do? Nothing.

@El

@ I dare you to say its ok to spy in Mexico and say it about Los Zetas or any other Satanic drug cartel!

I will! Yes, without a doubt.

The Mexican government is just a puppet of Washington DC but mess with the mafias south of the border?? Whole different ball game!!

If it WERE a puppet government there is NO way we would have 12 million illegals in the US, that would never happen.

Also, El, why are you getting so worked up, you're an American now, you pay taxes, so it shouldn't really concern you what happens in Mexico.

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@Bass

"If it WERE a puppet government there is NO way we would have 12 million illegals in the US...."

Are you kidding? if the Mexican government tried to cut off the flow of cheap labour to American big business, there'd be a CIA-organised coup within days....

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Love the latest revelations about the US government bugging the French embassy and the UN, way to go to keep your friends and allies on your side .

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I don't know why they keep saying that US should not do this to "friends" and "allies". Should they do it to other people or countries who are not "friends" and "allies"? Are such nations not entitled to privacy and sovereignty? Do "friends" and "allies" have any meaning in international politics? Hypocrisy and ass-kissing to the US make the French and Germans look weak and pathetic. It's clear to everyone. This proves the US total dominance over them. When you are dominated as a nation or people, this is what you get. These people have no backbone.

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@Bass, sure, I can be American all I want but the fact is that only a fraction of my family lives north of the border and the majority, not just a few 12 million Mexicans, most Mexicans are down in Mexico. My taxes are helping to keep us all safe, I hope! But really, how many Mexicans would ever want to join Muslim terrorists groups to overthrow the so called West?? ZERO! Mexicans want to work, want to have fun, we do not want to wait for 70?? or whatever crazy amount of virgins in jihadi heaven, we prefer both virgins and non virgins, you know, right here on this earth, so back to the terrorists, my guess with FRANCE having the largest Muslim population in the EU, the USA needs to keep intercepting any plans by the next wanna be Osama bin ladens, right??

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