Wednesday 13 December 2017

Gerard O'Regan: Merkel needs to wise up and join in the spying game

ALL the self-righteous nonsense generated by the bugging of Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the Americans is at times nothing short of hilarious.

Of course, the Americans bugged her phone – and lots more besides. And, of course, the world's superpower is using all the sophisticated gadgetry of the computer age to find out the best-kept secrets of both friend and foe, all over the globe.

That's the kind of thing the American National Security Agency, the CIA, and the FBI do for a living. They all operate on the old maxim that knowledge is power and the more tittle tattle they can gather – by fair means or foul – the more they will impress their political masters who occupy the White House.

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