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UN ‘aware of the reports’ of NSA hacking into diplomatic communications

26.08.2013 21:36

The UN announced it will “keep in touch” with the US government over the latest reports on the NSA hacking into the international body’s communications system, decrypting almost 500 internal teleconference calls.

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Philipp 28.08.2013 12:39

Jeremy because actually UN has been under European and US countrol for many years and now it looks like it becomes independent.It's very easy just to offer money or use threat to force some UN members to do something.A lot of things like this have happened.

 

Jeremy R 28.08.2013 01:53

Why doesn't the UN just move to another location? Somewhere more inviting...

China, Russia, Japan, Australia, Germany, UK, Antarctica - those all sound like fantastic places to set up a new UN HQ

 

RTM 27.08.2013 15:05

Andrew French 27.08.2013 04:00

I'm curious how the "protection&quo t; would work for international whistle blowers. For instance, in the case of Mr. Snowden, how would the protection have worked for him if it were in place? I think he still would have needed to leave the USA...

  


I would guess that such protection would invalidate extradition treaties when it came to a "protected" ; whistle blower. Of course, the UN really has no means to enforce it anyway, so countries would just decide in each case whether to abide by the UN or the extradition treaty. It's a good thought, though.

 

Keith Metoyer 27.08.2013 04:32

Robert Hawes its THAT exact sort of thinking that us into the mess we are in now.. Multipolarism is inevitable.

 

Andrew French 27.08.2013 04:00

I'm curious how the "protection&quo t; would work for international whistle blowers. For instance, in the case of Mr. Snowden, how would the protection have worked for him if it were in place? I think he still would have needed to leave the USA because if they slammed him into a maximum security federal prison, it doesn't matter what the UN says, he'd never get out.

 

Robert Hawes 27.08.2013 02:57


I believe it is time to formally put the UN on notice. Give them exactly six months to vacate the UN facilities. No matter what someone might say, it still belongs to the USA; just on loan to the UN. The UN no longer serves our interest. Once gone, we start a new club. The State Department will selectively recruit members from the world's nations. These will be the countries with which we will have trade and defence treaties, etc.; and eligible for economic aid. Enough is enough! No more “Veto” votes. We make the rules. Either your with us, or against us.
"Get the US out of the UN out of the US"

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