Monday, October 28, 2013

SPYING - More Fallout From Traitor Snowden's Actions

"Fallout from NSA leaks threaten trust at home, damage relationships abroad" PBS Newshour 10/25/2013


SUMMARY:  The controversy unleashed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began in June when The Guardian newspaper first reported on leaks about U.S. monitoring of phone calls.  Since then, information about the NSA's surveillance have threatened trust at home and relationships with U.S. allies abroad.  Ray Suarez recaps the revelations.

"EU leaders Merkel, Hollande call for 'no spying' agreement with U.S." PBS Newshour 10/25/2013


SUMMARY:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called for a "no spying" agreement with the U.S. after reports that the NSA monitored and collected phone data from their countries.  A State Department spokeswoman said the Obama administration is ready to discuss the issue.  Kwame Holman reports.

"What are the diplomatic costs of the NSA surveillance revelations for the U.S.?" PBS Newshour 10/25/2013


SUMMARY:  Revelations that the NSA has collected phone and email data from our European allies has created a "serious and awkward diplomatic problem" for the U.S. Former CIA official Philip Mudd and P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state, join Ray Suarez to discuss the diplomatic ramifications.

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