Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Raw Story confirms NSA spying on UN Security Council members

In breaking news, The Raw Story confirms that in 2003, former National Security Advisor and now-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice authorized the NSA to secretly wiretap the home and office telephones and monitor the private emails of members of the United Nations Security Council. The spying was done to determine how Security Council members would vote on U.N. Resolution 1441, which stated Iraq had failed to get rid of weapons of mass destruction.

According to The Raw Story, Rice authorized the spying at the request of George W. Bush, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also played a role in the spying strategy. On the eve of the Iraq war, The Observer reported the spying, but the report was given little coverage in the American news media, and was soon forgotten altogether.


To be fair, Condi was only following the example of her underling-yet-mentor, John "The Wire-Tapping Walrus" Bolton.

By Blogger Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker, at 10:00 PM  

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