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Obama Advisor John Podesta: ‘Every Country Has a History of Going Over the Line’
Der Spiegel ^ | June 30, 2014 – 02:30 PM | Susanne Koelbl and Marcel Rosenbach

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 don’t collect intelligence to suppress criticism or dissent. We don’t collect intelligence to disadvantage people based on ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion. We don’t 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 allies—I think you’d agree with that—and combating transnational crime.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at spiegel.de ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eu; eussr; johnpodesta; nsa; podesta; stasi; surveillance; yeswescan
Lots of big lies in this interview.
1 posted on 07/01/2014 4:28:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Podesta is a lying little Soros Marxist shit.

Anything else is just repetition.


2 posted on 07/01/2014 4:31:59 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Olog-hai

Oh. All of a sudden, it’s “the country” that’s gone off the rails.


3 posted on 07/01/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Steely Tom

“...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


4 posted on 07/01/2014 4:48:52 PM PDT by Walrus (I love the America that used to be ---I hate the America that now IS!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 5:16:23 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Olog-hai

We’re not every country.


6 posted on 07/01/2014 5:33:22 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

For every criminal enterprise this thugocracy engages in, their attitude is that they have precedent . . . someone else did it already.


7 posted on 07/01/2014 5:36:11 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Olog-hai
I think you’d agree with that

I can't imagine anyone being more wrong.

8 posted on 07/01/2014 5:43:59 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Walrus; All

Sort of depends on who he (Obama, Jarrett, Clinton, Kerry, Hagel, Lerner, Reid, Pelosi, etc.) decides to classify as a terrorist, right?


9 posted on 07/01/2014 6:00:46 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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