Skip to comments.Obama Advisor John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’
Posted on 07/01/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Instead of a no-spy deal, the US has begun a Cyber Dialogue with Germany. In a Spiegel interview, John Podesta, a special advisor to President Barack Obama, speaks of the balance between alliances and security and says that changes are being made to NSA espionage practices. [ ]
(W)ith respect to what German citizens think, the United States has a pretty good track record of standing up for values of global democracy, of free expression, of protecting the rights of individuals, of trying to ensure that people are not discriminated against, of not suppressing free speech. Every country has a history of going over the line, and ours is no exception. But our democracy is self-correcting. [ ]
We dont collect intelligence to suppress criticism or dissent. We dont collect intelligence to disadvantage people based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. We dont collect intelligence to provide a competitive advantage to US companies. The President narrowed bulk signals intelligence collection to specific security threats: counterintelligence, counterterrorism, counter-proliferation, cyber security, force protection of our troops and alliesI think youd agree with thatand combating transnational crime.
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Podesta is a lying little Soros Marxist shit.
Anything else is just repetition.
Oh. All of a sudden, it’s “the country” that’s gone off the rails.
“...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce (the people) under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...” -—The Declaration of Independence
So, he admits that conservatives are correct, that no government can really be trusted, and so we need to shrink the central government?
Oh, didn’t think so.
We’re not every country.
For every criminal enterprise this thugocracy engages in, their attitude is that they have precedent . . . someone else did it already.
I can't imagine anyone being more wrong.
Sort of depends on who he (Obama, Jarrett, Clinton, Kerry, Hagel, Lerner, Reid, Pelosi, etc.) decides to classify as a terrorist, right?