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The operative question on the NSA remains…

Who have they not spied upon?

Israel has been the target of spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and also collaborates on intelligence gathering with the United States, The New York Times reported.

Of course, the U.S. and Israel spying on each other is a long-standing tradition, ask Jonathan Pollard.

But the answer to the question is, probably everyone except the people they should probably actually be spying on.

This information comes through information provided by Russia’s No. 1 IT hire, Edward Snowden.

Meanwhile, as noticed by Digby, contributing as always to the self-parody that is the perpetual defense of the police state, Dianne Feinstein actually stated:

“…if Snowden had been a true whistle-blower, he could have reported it to her committee privately.”

Yeah, because there’s been no lesser proponent of the privacy of American citizens and proponent of excusing spying excesses than good ol’ DiFi. I’m sure Snowden considered that about a millisecond.

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