The World Turns To United Nations For Protection From Obama’s NSA

The revelation that U.S. officials are facilitating spying on the people they do business with to this extent has created the impetus for U.N. action, a first-of-its kind...

Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major international effort to restrain the National Security Agency’s intrusions into the online communications of foreigners, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the push.


The revelation that U.S. officials are facilitating spying on the people they do business with to this extent has created the impetus for U.N. action, a first-of-its kind development.

The effort follows a German claim that the American spy agency may have tapped the private telephone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and dozens of other world leaders. It also comes about one month after Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff denounced NSA espionage against her country as “a breach of international law” in a General Assembly speech and proposed that the U.N. establish legal guidelines to prevent “cyberspace from being used as a weapon of war.”

Brazilian and German diplomats met in New York today with a small group of Latin American and European governments to consider a draft resolution that calls for expanding privacy rights contained in the International Covenant Civil and Political Rights to the online world. The draft does not refer to a flurry of American spying revelations that have caused a political uproar around the world, particularly in Brazil and German. But it was clear that the revelation provided the political momentum to trigger today’s move to the United Nations. The blowback from the NSA leaks continues to agonize U.S. diplomats and military officials concerned about America’s image abroad.

“This is an example of the very worst aspects of the Snowden disclosures,” a former defense official with deep experience in NATO, told The Cable, referring to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. “It will be very difficult for the US to dig out of this, although we will over time. The short term costs in credibility and trust are enormous.”

Although the U.N.’s ability to fundamentally constrain the NSA is nil, the mounting international uproar over U.S. surveillance has security experts fearful for the ramifications.

“The worst case scenario I think would be having our European allies saying they will no longer share signals intelligence because of a concern that our SigInt is being derived from mechanisms that violate their privacy rules,” said Ray Kimball, an army strategist with policy experience on European issues. He stressed that he was not speaking for the military.

Although the Germans have not indicated such a move is in the works, they do have a game plan for making their surveillance complaints heard. The International Covenant on Political and Civil Rights was written in 1966 and came into force in 1976, decades before the internet transformed the way people communicate around the world. A provision in the international covenant, Article 17, says “no one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honor and reputation.” It also states that “everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.”

“The covenant was formulated at a time when the internet didn’t exist,” said a diplomat familiar with the negotiations. “Everyone has the right to privacy and the goal is to this resolution is to apply those protections to online communications.”

Brazil and Germany are hoping to put the resolution to a vote in the U.N. General Assembly human rights committee later this year. The draft resolution, which has not been made public and which is still subject to negotiation among U.N. states, will seek to apply the those protections to online communications. “This is not just about spying,” said the diplomat. This is about ensuring that “privacy of citizens in their home states under their own home legislation.”

“It calls on countries to put an end to violations of that right,” the official said. “People have to be protected offline and online.”

Anyone who thinks this issue will only resonate in Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, and Germany — where the Snowden leaks recently revealed NSA datamining — isn’t paying attention.

According to the latest internal NSA memo leaked to The Guardian, the list of targeted nations is even longer, which could give this U.N. effort additional momentum. The NSA monitored the communications of 35 unnamed “world leaders,” whose phone numbers were given to the intelligence agency by a U.S. government official, according to the report. The agency has been collecting phone numbers, email addresses, and residential addresses of foreign officials from the people in the U.S. government who are in touch with them. The U.S. official, who is not named, personally handed over 200 phone numbers about the people he or she was in touch with.

It’s hardly a secret, or a surprise, that the NSA spies on foreign governments, including those friendly to the United States. Two former intelligence officials told The Cable that contact information like this is a regular source of intelligence for the NSA. And the memo acknowledges that the agency looks for officials’ contact information in open sources, such as the Internet.

But the revelation that U.S. officials are facilitating spying on the people they do business with to this extent has created the impetus for U.N. action, a first-of-its kind development.

“There’s a mixture of hypocrisy and feigned outrage along with real objections here,” said a former senior intelligence official. “I don’t know where the line is. The idea that political leaders are out of bounds for foreign intelligence is amusing. But on the other hand this business about trusting allies is a big thing. My guess is there’s a real annoyance here” on the part of foreign allies.

Merkel was so outraged by the news that her phone had been monitored that she called President Obama to discuss it. The White House issued a carefully worded statement, assuring that the German leader’s phone would not be tapped now or in the future, but not saying whether it had been.

It’s not clear whether the NSA is still collecting information from the address books of U.S. officials. The memo was written in 2006. But at least at the time, such collection was a regular occurrence.

“From time to time, SID [the agency’s signals intelligence directorate] is offered access to the personal contact databases of U.S. officials,” the memo states. It doesn’t specify who those officials are, or where in the government they work. But, the memo goes on to say, the information provided by the one U.S. official was sufficiently helpful that the agency decided to go around asking for more such contacts from the NSA’s “supported customers,” which include the Departments of Defense and State, as well as the White House. (None of them are listed by name in the memo.)

“These numbers have provided lead information to other numbers,” the memo states. In the case of the one U.S. officials, the 200 numbers included 43 that previously weren’t on the NSA’s radar.

“This success leads S2 [part of the signals intelligence directorate] to wonder if there are NSA liaisons whose supported customers may be willing to share” their contacts, as well. “S2 welcomes such information!”

Apparently, though, success was measured not so much in secrets learned but just in having the data itself. The memo acknowledges that analysts “have noted little reported intelligence from these particular numbers, which appear not to be used for sensitive discussions.”

From this we might conclude that NSA’s targets are not fools. Why would anyone in the senior ranks of a government or military have sensitive conversations or discuss classified information over the phone number or email on his business card? But, the NSA seems to have concluded, what could it hurt to find out?

Time will tell. In a statement, a spokesperson for Merkel said she told Obama that tapping her phone would represent a “grave breach of trust” between the two allies. “She made clear that she views such practices, if proven true, as completely unacceptable and condemns them unequivocally.”

With the latest news from the U.N., it appears the U.S. might be in store for more than just a slap on the wrist. source – Foreign Policy

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  • This looks like it is in lockstep with the TPP that BO wants to complete before the end of the year. Everything is like a Hydra…multiheaded monster. Who knows if this is all coordinated by men and nations or just by Satan but we are rapidly being pushed toward a worldwide power grab. Who will be the leader?

    • Tom

      The anti-Christ will be the leader.

      • do you think the world will come to an end in five years

        • The world can’t end in five years. We still have the millennium to go. Plus, we have at least 3 1/2 years before the great tribulation begins and then 3 1/2 years of tribulation to endure before the millennium starts. At least 7years before the wrath of God. But more than likely it will be a little longer, the antichrist hasn’t made a peace treaty with Israel yet. When he does we will know more about time wise.

  • Shame on bush and mitt Romney nsa…..I hope Obama doesn’t get involved

    • I am sure this started under Bush, but Romney has nothing to do with this. Barak Obama is responsible for this. BTW, how long have you been asleep? It’s time to wake up.

  • Tom

    Obama is an enabler of the anti-Christ. He’s going to have things in such a state that the anti-Christ will be welcome to come on the scene. Obama is a Demon.

  • sue

    I can’t believe how some people are still defending Obama, the liar in chief, esp those that are Christian, are their eyes not open, do they not believe what they see or hear. The bible does say There are none so blind than those that will not see or are they allowing satan to create disillusion within. When will the American people wake up, when its too late. I don’t want to be a “I told you so:”

  • I am definitely NOT a supporter of the UN, but I hope they do pass a resolution condemning this mess! From the resolution passed in 1976, it already looks like Ovomit is breaking International Law by spying on Americans! ANOTHER broken law! ANOTHER reason to impeach the poseur! When the MidTerm elections roll around in 2014, there is the opportunity to take the Senate for Republicans, and it looks already like DimocRATs are abandoning the ship. Then, impeachment will be possible! Hallelujah! He deserves to be turfed out on his face! He must be paranoid to think he has to spy on every American in the country, as well as the leaders of every Allied country, and many others! He’s doing it in his capacity as front-man for the Anti-Christ! He is PURE EVIL! You’re right, Sue, only Christians can see this, and many of our kind do not want to see it! Their faith may not be fully developed, fully realized yet. They need our prayers to strengthen their faith, so they will not follow the Anti-Christ, when he rears his ugly head! Let’s agree to pray together for those “baby” Christians who need to grow in knowledge and strength. OK?

  • Sue well said

  • Leo

    So the world turns to the U.N. because of the National Security Agency . That identifies just how stupid and uninformed people are since both the U.N. and NSA are evil and rotten to the core . One should not turn to evil to be protected by evil, hence the outcome is obvious .

  • ***Here are the Biblical attributes of the future antichrist. They match ONE MAN and ONE MAN ONLY at present…Barack Hussein Obama***
    1. More Arrogant, and self centered than the others before him (what the Bible means by stout, larger) (obama is the EPITOME of ARROGANCE)

    “…look was more stout than his fellows.” (KJV); “…larger in appearance than its associates” (NASB); “…looked more imposing than the others.” (NIV) ; “…was more terrifying than any of the others.” (TEV) – Dan 7:20

    2. Stern or fierce faced. (Obama has a very stern and fierce face when he wants to use it)

    “A king shall arise, having fierce features” (NKJV); “…a king of fierce countenance” (KJV, AMP); “…stern-faced” (NIV); “…bold countenance” (RSV, Darby) – Dan 8:23

    3. Generally different or unique amongst politicians. (First African American Leader of a HUGE Nation, cant get ANY “more “different” than that)

    “…and he will be different from the previous ones” – Dan 7:24

    4. A great unifier who effectively appeals to people across traditional lines of division; will be revered by all (except saints). (Most of the world loves him now, when the Holy Spirit Leaves, and satan possesses man, almost ALL will worship Him)

    “…the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; “ – Rev 13:3

    5. Seeks total political control for own glory, not democratic republic or anything really for the people. (EVERYTHING obama does is for his OWN GLORY)

    “…who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.” – 2 Th 2:4

    6. Icon of earthly success. (People fail to realize he HAS PURPOSELY RUINED us, and this is SUCCEEDING, NOT FAILING. He also became an instant U.S. Senator, and President with little experience, came out of nowhere)

    “…he will succeed in whatever he does” – Dan 8:24 NIV

    7. Politically rises from sub-national leadership position, like a governor. (became an instant U.S. Senator, and President with little experience, came out of nowhere)

    “…another horn [a ruler], a little one, came up among them [ten other rulers]

    “…And out of one of [the 10 horns] came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great” – Dan 7:8,11; 8:9

    8. Will be shrewd, cunning, deceitful, skilled in intrigue. (Obama to a TEE)

    “Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways. He will be proud of himself and destroy many people without warning. He will even defy the greatest King of all, but he will be destroyed without the use of any human power.” (TEV) Daniel 8:25

    9. Empowered through others. (A U.S. president is POWERLESS himself, his power is from “others” the system)

    “And his power will be mighty, but not by his own power…” – Dan 8:24

    10. Stubborn, relentless, mega-ambitious visionary with far reaching goals. (BINGO)

    11. Vicious, violent, cruel, lacks regard for life. (abortion, gun murders, etc)
    “Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways. He will be proud of himself and destroy many people without warning. He will even defy the greatest King of all, but he will be destroyed without the use of any human power.” (TEV) Daniel 8:25

    12. Extraordinarily proud and boastful. (NO ONES MORESO THAN OBAMA)

    Daniel 7:8, 11, 20, 8:25 “…this horn [ruler] possessed…a mouth uttering great boasts…I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking…that horn which had…a mouth uttering great boasts”

    “…he will magnify himself in his heart” (NASB)

    13. Disdain for women. (GAY which obama is, his marriage is a front to give him clout, or effiminate, which he also is)

    Dan 11:37 “And he will show no regard for …the desire of women…for he will magnify himself above them all.” (NASB)

    14. Inwardly a godless megalomaniac. (OH YES, EXACTLY)

    Daniel 7:21, 25, 8:10-11, 25 “…that horn [ruler] was waging war with the saints and overpowering them…he will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One”

    “…it grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down. It even magnified itself to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down… the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; …And he will magnify himself in his heart…He will even oppose the Prince of princes”

    15. Mega-liar who actively opposes truth. (BIGGEST LIAR ON THE PLANET)

    Daniel 8:11, 23, 25 “…[he] will fling truth to the ground… .A king will arise Insolent and skilled in intrigue. And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence”

    16. Morally bankrupt hedonist. (DEFINITELY)

    17. Foreshadowed by historical types including King Saul, Nebuchadnezzar, Caesar, Hitler.

    18. Professing Christian, empowered by False Prophet, Christian support. (MUSLIM)

    2 Cor 11:3-15 I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.

    …For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.

    19. Name numerically tallies to 666. “Barack Hussein Obama” (18 divided by 3 = 6, 3 6’s, =666, obama’s name)

    Rev 13:17-18 and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.

    1) WOW!!! I just discovered that the first computer ever sold for personal use was sold for…wait for it…wait for it…$666.66…Now I am CERTAIN the computer network will play a HUGE role in the upcoming BEAST system, that happens AFTER the IMMINENT Rapture.!!! So isnt it interesting that the FIRST one sold’s number matches the number of the BEAST (with 2 more 6’s for good measure).!!!
    2) Also interesting that the ANTICHRIST (obama) recently gave back a portion of his salary, that he claims he was overpaid. How much you ask? $6,666.66.!!!
    3) Obama is depicted as Christ or God in NUMEROUS magazines, pictures & Paintings
    4) His name has 18 letters, 3 names. 18 divided by 3=6…Three 6’s….666 the number of the beast!
    5) His 2008 slogan “yes we can” when backmasked CLEARLY says “Thank you satan” You can see the antichrist BEAMING as MILLIONS EVERYWHERE thank his god satan right along with him, as he does.!
    6) His favorite limo is named “the beast”!
    7) Doctors have stated that the best place for RFID Chips in obamacare, when he finally makes them mandatory, tentative date now is around 2017 (if rapture happens sometime this year, would put the date right at mid-Tribulation, when he becomes desecrates the Temple and goes after Jews and Christians) to be placed in either the hand or the forehead…
    8) (Barack and 666 degrees of a circle)
    9) His Chicago zipcode: 60606
    10) Baraq U/OBamaw in Hebrew means :Satan fell from the heights like lightning
    11) Interesting 666 pic
    12) In each of the following on the day it occured, the Illinois lottery winning # was 666:
    16 January 2008 – One year anniversary of 0bama announcing his candidacy for President.
    22 March 2008 – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson endorses 0bama, Hillary’s campaign withers.
    23 October 2008 – The New York Times officially endorses 0bama
    05 November 2008 – 0bama wins the general election, defeating John McCain for President.

    13) Final musings on 666 and obama:
    When Barack Hussein Obama Leaves the white house by 20 January 2017, it will be 666 months from the month that he was born.

    216 connection. 216 = 6 x 6 x 6.

    The number 216 has EXTENSIVE links to occult phenomenon. This includes the fact that 216 is 6x6x6. This means that 216 is illuminist code for 666. more:

    Barack Obama Born 4 August 1961 the 216th day of the year. 6x6x6

    Barack Hussein Obama Born Honolulu, Hawaii 21.6 latitude 6x6x6
    He obtains passage of Obamacare legislation with an odd requirement of 216 votes 6x6x6 (usually takes 218 votes to pass a law.
    He signed off on twitter with the number 666

    The odds now, with this new information, that it could be anyone else is roughly:
    Graham’s number simply written as 3 3. Too large to communicate!!!

  • I’m convinced the UN is behind all this from the start hoping they could eventually control the USA all together.

    Perhaps the UN are the little horn that comes out of the 10th horn which would be the former USA. The UN takes over after people beg them to.

    It’s all part of a loosely defined script.

    • Hi God, You are right. The UN is behind all this from the start. Why do you think Hitler got rid of the League Of Nations before WWII. It’s all part of the world order control. The UN. opps!!!! The NWO CONTROLS the world, 🙁 Sad but true.

  • They WILL NOT stop! This is a significant part of the larger NWO Globalist (One World Government) agenda. This administration will ignore all attempts to curtail their ‘system machine’; whether legally or otherwise. We have sown to the wind; now we are:

  • I wonder what the effect would be on the United Nations if America were to drop out. I had heard years ago that there are certain issues involved in the establishment of the UN. One is that the military arm of the UN has to been from the Soviet Union. Two that any country that tries to drop out can be invaded militarily. That the citizens of all countries have to have to be disarmed. In Canada in 1965 the government of the day had signed an agreement with the UN that their citizens would be disarmed. There were reports at that time that there were secret civilian detention camps being set up around the country. They were not also to spy on their citizens which they do anyway


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