XinHua, China’s Official News Agency, Blasts NSA Spying

This is rich. First, Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, scolded Obama and America for its interventionist imperialism in Syria. That in itself would have been bad enough. But now, the official (i.e., state-controlled) news agency for China, XinHua, has joined in the chorus of foreign powers who take umbrage at America’s indiscriminate surveillance dragnet.

In a delightfully colorful report, XinHua pointed out that the NSA’s recently uncovered habit of tapping into the phone lines of its purported allies undercuts American national security more than outright terrorism ever could:

Ironically enough, the bugging undermines the very thing it is supposed to protect – national security. As America pins its security on alliances, the tapping tale would sour its relationship with allies – and thus erode its security bedrock – more than any terrorist would be capable of.

I agree. And I find it particularly damning that the Chinese government, famous for its far-reaching censorship and surveillance programs, should be using its official media mouthpiece to rightly criticize what it sees as flagrant international hypocrisy. The U.S. has been outspoken in its condemnation of Chinese Big Brother tactics, and here we are doing far worse than China ever dreamed. China may tap its own citizen’s phone lines, and it certainly controls the information its citizens are able to receive (XinHua has itself been used for this purpose), but it claims it has never spied so shamelessly on its allies.

Perhaps we should take note. Fake freedom is worse than self-conscious slavery. The United States pretends to be a bastion of freedom and democracy. We’re not. We may resent the fact that a foreign totalitarian government and a former Soviet secret police agent are upbraiding us for our draconian ways, but we as a people need to shake off our pride for long enough to see that our country has lost its way—both at home and abroad.

9 responses

  1. I have no probelm with the NSA spying on other Countries . . . it is their job.

    Disturbing behavior from the NSA is knowing they will intercept this post and all my phone calls today . NSA should focus outside the USA . . . it’s almost as if they have a plan to act within the borders , you know?

      • Wait, I thought you were a liberal . . . so demonizing others and claiming they are gay would indicate you do not like the behaviors of the gay community . . . . so either your common since is a failure out of the gate or you harbor hatred toward the homosexuals.

        Either way calling me gay has no effect. Zero. It is the same as being taunted by a school child, meaningless. Feel free to continue, it is your time and if you are focused on me with your juvenile behaviors then you are leaving other good Americans alone.

        A quick reminder . . . never been curious on this end – – – -and clearly I have been bl*wn far more times by beautiful women than the number of times you have held hands with your sister.

        • I just want you to understand denial is NOT a river in Egypt! Since I’ve never had my hands on my sister that’s about the same amount of times you’ve EVEN seen a beautiful woman let alone been bl*wn by ANY!!!! BTW, getting circumcised when someone kicked your sister in the chin doesn’t count!

          • It is always a true racist that accuses others of being racist. It is always a limp wristed queer who loves getting his butt plugged , like you Bob, who calls everyone else names.

  2. Aloha friends! Lets not give the Russians nor Chinese too much credit here lolol They are Both far from being “SQUEAKY CLEAN” in the SKULLDUGGERY Dept! Both are Just Stirring the Pot of International Finger Pointing!! And a Large World Wide Pot it IS! aloha

    • But opposite to America, they never said they would be. They do not spy on “friends”. This is the way you end with no friends, and on the bottom of the food chain….

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