Brazil - A Terrorist Hotbed?
Obama's National Security Agency has been spying on the telephone and e-mail activity of Brazilian companies and individuals.
Police State - Now Dear Leader Comrade Obama has managed to piss off Brazil.
It appears Obama has targeted Brazil for massive amounts of American spying on phone calls and the Internet. Is perhaps Brazil some hotbed of terrorism? No. But it would be wrong to think our Dear Leader is drunk on power.
Brazil will demand an explanation from the United States over report its citizens' electronic communications have been under surveillance by U.S. spy agencies for at least a decade, foreign minister Antonio Patriota said on Sunday.
Patriota's remarks were in response to a report in the Globo daily newspaper on Sunday saying that the U.S. National Security Agency has been spying the telephone and e-mail activity of Brazilian companies and individuals as part of U.S. espionage activities.
The report cited documents obtained from U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden, a former NSA intelligence contractor reports Reuters News.
Patriota also said his government plans to propose changes to international communications rules administered by the Geneva-based International Telecommunications Union to improve communications secrecy, the statement said. Brazil also plans to present proposals to the United Nations to protect the privacy of electronic communication.
"The Brazilian government is gravely concerned by the news that electronic and telephone communications of Brazilian citizens are the objective of espionage efforts by U.S. intelligence agencies," a foreign ministry statement said.
The Globo report did not say how much traffic was monitored by NSA computers and intelligence officials. But the article pointed out that in the Americas, Brazil was second only to the United States in the number of transmissions intercepted.
Brazil was a priority nation for the NSA communications surveillance alongside China, Russia, Iran and Pakistan, Globo said.
Access to Brazilian communications was obtained through American companies that were partners with Brazilian telecommunications companies.
|A Potential Brazilian Terrorist|
There is no doubt that that those sneaky Brazilians are planning some horror that
requires our Dear Leader Comrade Obama to spy on them.