Central Intelligence Agency Spies On All But Four Nations!

The news has come out that the Central Intelligence Agency, created in 1947, and often under attack for its actions, and its illegal doings much of the time, often without knowledge of the President of the United States, has seen its leader in Germany expelled for spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, including her cell phone.

This action to expel the CIA leader came about without the knowledge of President Barack Obama, and it has caused an embarrassing incident between a friendly nation and the United States.

But it is nothing new for the CIA to go around Presidential control or awareness, and it has been a constant problem, much of it exposed by the Church Committee (headed by Idaho Senator Frank Church) in the mid 1970s!

The CIA is often seen as a shadow government within our government, not accountable to the White House or Congress or the Supreme Court, all in the name of national security.

Thus the National Security Agency and 15 other spy agencies have a budget that is not public knowledge, and we have learned that they are eavesdropping on ordinary Americans in the quest to keep our nation secure, but worrying civil liberties advocates tremendously.

The most interesting revelation coming out of the expose of the German situation is that only four nations, all English speaking, do not have CIA spying going on in their nations–Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!

So even such allies as Israel, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, among others, are being spied upon regularly!

18 comments on “Central Intelligence Agency Spies On All But Four Nations!

  1. Ronald July 16, 2014 10:46 am

    Thanks, Southern Liberal and Pragmatic Progressive, for the articles. The anti Israeli sentiment is troubling and very alarming!

  2. Rustbelt Democrat July 16, 2014 10:51 am

    @Pragmatic Progressive

    That’s why I prefer to read the Professor’s blog.

  3. Ronald July 16, 2014 10:05 pm

    Yes, Princess Leia, CNN seems to be working at being more balanced than they have been.

    However, it is worrisome that Rupert Murdoch has been trying to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN. If that happened, then the media would have a fatal blow to fairness.

  4. Southern Liberal July 17, 2014 8:39 am

    That’s the thing I noticed too Leia. More people in the discussion at CNN who are fighting the anti-Semitic remarks.

  5. Ronald July 17, 2014 9:41 am

    Pragmatic Progressive, I join you and others in denouncing any so called “leftist”, who claims to be a progressive-liberal, but promotes anti Semitism, or calls for the destruction of Israel!

  6. Rustbelt Democrat July 17, 2014 2:16 pm

    Just heard about that commercial jet that went down where Ukraine and Russia have been at odds with each other. Some news reports are saying it was shot down by a missile. Condolences to the families of this horrible tragedy. 🙁

  7. Southern Liberal July 17, 2014 3:41 pm

    NBC News website said this crash has come on the anniversary of TWA 800.

  8. Pragmatic Progressive July 17, 2014 4:23 pm

    Interesting. That hack on the stock market was done 4 years ago.

  9. Southern Liberal July 18, 2014 12:19 pm

    The thing I’ve noticed with the anti-Semitics is that they spout off foolish notions that the Democrats and Republicans are two sides of the same coin and that all mainstream media lies like Fox News.

  10. Pragmatic Progressive July 18, 2014 3:13 pm

    I’ve noticed that too Southern Liberal. They sound just as loony as the Tea Party.

  11. Rustbelt Democrat July 18, 2014 3:15 pm

    This plane incident is another reason why I am so thankful we don’t have a trigger-happy Republican for President.

  12. Mark August 8, 2014 11:04 pm

    After it was found that the CIA spied on Congress, any decent congressman would’ve submitted a bill to immediately abolish the C.I.A. Unfortunately, Ron Paul is no longer in the house.

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