Friday, August 02, 2013

Back to the mother-country

Hey, I thought we had a revolution for a reason?

The US government has paid at least £100m to the UK spy agency GCHQ over the last three years to secure access to and influence over Britain's intelligence gathering programmes.

The top secret payments are set out in documents which make clear that the Americans expect a return on the investment, and that GCHQ has to work hard to meet their demands. "GCHQ must pull its weight and be seen to pull its weight," a GCHQ strategy briefing said.
"Hey mate, you want to do what our Bill of Rights says we cannot?



The United States of Hypocrisy


Richard T said...

Now you know how your NSA carries out domestic surveillance. Little doubt too that NSA reciprocates for the few times when GCHQ can't snoop on us.

Montag said...

Ah, that "special relationship" is looking more and more like, uh, a transaction between hooker and john.

But, then, it's been looking that way much more than usual ever since the Iron Lady, John Major and everyone's favorite streetwalker, Tony Blair.

pansypoo said...

dang. i still have not been questioned by the FBI.

Anonymous said...

It's been a dirty non-secret that the USgov outsources illegal surveillance of Americans. The CIA is restricted in spying on Americans, but oops, GCHQ, not restricted by US law, are operating in the US, how could we have overlooked such a thing? And what a coincidence, they have just the info we want and are willing to share.
Your tax dollars at work.