Don Corleone in “The Godfather” said to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. I wonder if the NSA has been taking his advice. I know they keep close tabs on our enemies, but they seem to be monitoring our friends pretty closely, too. First, it was the allegations of spying on the UN video conference systems and summit meetings with our allies. Now, our allies to the South are up in arms over yet another Edward Snowden NSA document leak that suggests the NSA may have been snooping into the phone calls and emails of the presidents of Mexico and Brazil. One NSA document allegedly includes written messages sent by then-Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto about his possible cabinet picks. Another shows patterns of communications between Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and her top advisers. Brazil called it an unacceptable violation of their sovereignty, and both nations are demanding an explanation.

A White House spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the specific allegations, but she said they’ve made it clear that the US gathers foreign intelligence of the type gathered by all nations. If she’s implying that Brazil might also be eavesdropping on Obama’s phone calls, well, from their booming economy, their 5 percent GDP growth and their expanded oil drilling, they’re obviously not paying any attention to what they hear.

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  • Patricia Murrell

    09/07/2013 12:19 PM

    In regards to Mr.Obama's Knowledge of the U.S.Navy's fleet of ships that Mitt Romney spokw of during the last presidential debate, Mr. Obama chided and taunted Mr.Romney concerning the usefulness of our Navy as one of the defenses we have. Obama tried to make Mr. Romney a fool by saying that this country has more high tech means to us as defenses. What do I See; are they
    boats" sitting of the coast of Syria ? GO NAVY !!!

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