It appears that we are just now beginning to understand why the government was so adamant in it condemnation of Edward Snowden. The motto for the United States used to be “In God We Trust”. Our progressive leaders have replaced this trust into the hands of the government for EBT cards or a government workfare job.
The rest of the world is now seeing what this means as our federal government’s arrogance is shown to be unlimited.
How do you repair this damage of the public’s and the world’s trust? This will not end well.
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.