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The U.S. Wants to Pry Into Our Lives But Doesn’t Want Us Prying into Iraq War

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English: President George W. Bush applauds former Prime Minister Tony Blair after presenting him Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009, with the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom during ceremonies in the East Room of the White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The United States is silently watering down the text of an anti-spying UN resolution introduced by Germany and Brazil in order to ensure any extra-territorial violation of online privacy remains legal, according to a document obtained by The Cable.

  According to a government document obtained by the publication, the US has  circulated a confidential communique entitled “Right to Privacy  in the Digital Age – U.S. Redlines.”

  In it, Washington highlights the US objectives in negotiations  currently underway at the United Nations and calls for changing  the Brazilian and German text so “that references to privacy  rights are referring explicitly to States’ obligations under  ICCPR and remove suggestion that such obligations apply  extraterritorially.”

Washington is also calling for its allies to support amendments  that would weaken a UN draft resolution by Brazil and Germany  aimed at constraining internet surveillance by the National  Security Agency and other intelligence agencies.

  The United States claims that it wants to limit the focus to  illegal surveillance.

http://rt.com/news/us-online-privacy-un-052/

 

The US and Britain are trying to block the inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq, anti-war activist Lindsey German told RT. Conversations between former British PM Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush remain unattainable.

RT: Who is trying to stall the inquiry, the UK or the  US?

Lindsey German: They are both trying to block this  inquiry. It was set up in 2009. It was supposed to report in  2011. It is now being pushed back to at least the middle of next  year and might be pushed back even further than that. And they  are saying they can’t release American confidential documents,  but this is something they must have known when they set the  inquiry up. So they could easily release them. People in this  country are becoming very perturbed about the fact that 8 million  pounds has been spent on this inquiry, but there isn’t likely to  be an outcome any time soon. That really seems to be a cover up  on both the parts of people who support Tony Blair and George W.  Bush. 

RT: We hear officials in Washington and London saying  they need more time to figure out their position on this report  and some of its details. Why? Are they censoring it?

LG: There are definitely suspicious things going on here.  The cabinet secretary in this country is the person who is  blocking things. He is now blaming it on the US. But the truth of  the matter is that neither he, who was an adviser to Blair  previously, nor Blair, nor David Cameron, who supported the war,  are particularly keen for the truth to come out. It makes you  wonder exactly what is in these conversations between Bush and  Blair. There must be quite a lot to hide for them to be so  worried about them being released. I think surely it is in the  interest of the public in this country and the US to have them  released. After all, there was mass opposition to this war 10  years ago and it hasn’t diminished. People still feel the same  way, they still feel that we are living with the legacy of these  wars and they’d like for the truth to come out. 

http://rt.com/op-edge/iraq-war-inquiry-uk-816/

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Written by voiceoftruthusa

November 21, 2013 at 7:28 am

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  1. Reblogged this on Karma's little spanker.

    elementul huliganic

    November 21, 2013 at 7:30 am


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