Friday, 25 October 2013

NSA taps phones of 35 foreign leaders and Obama doesn't know what they are thinking.

Merkel to Obama:  Are you stalking me?  (Her cellphone was hacked by the NSA[WH denies])
Saudi frenemies turned off:  ' I’ve never seen so many disagreements on so many key fronts all at once. (Michael Doran)

With the finest spy tool in the history of the world, with the NSA tracking 124 billion phone calls in one month and specifically targeting the cell phones of thirty five world leaders, how can the President of the United States be losing allies?  With access to their insider reaction, he still loses them.  

The NSA, despite exceeding its writ and getting into hot water, did admirably what spy agencies are created for:  Spying.

If you're looking for a list of Obamic flops despite unprecedented levels of government data collection to prevent mis-steps, look no further than Roger Simon's list:   (And remember, some of this news emerged because of new technology.  Past leaders who messed up were spared some public criticism).

“Obamacare! Benghazi! Fast and Furious! IRS scandal in the White House! Morsi, Erdogan, Muslim Brotherhood and the rest of the Islamist maniacs! Iranian nukes! Bungling Assad and the Russians! Record black unemployment! Black on black murder epidemic! Six, going on seven, years of joblessness! Lowest labor participation rate since women joined the work force! Crony capitalism all over the place! Absurd environmental regulations! Keystone pipeline! Nuclear family vanishing! Single parents everywhere! Homeless in our streets! NSA spying on everyone in the universe! Bankrupt pension plans and escalating entitlements! Everything in hock to the Chinese! 17 trillion dollars in debt with no end in sight! He’s the worst president in history! The worst president imaginable!”

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