In a shocking revelation courtesy of Edward Snowden it has now been revealed that the US has been paying the British for their intelligence services. This includes using the British to spy on American citizens because the NSA is regulated by US law, supposedly to prevent the spy agency from spying on ordinary Americans. This is a bombshell on multiple levels. First, because of what we already mentioned and second, because the British are revealed in the documents to be keenly aware that they are the junior partner in the relationship. In other words they readily acknowledge that they are providing a service to a paying client. Check out these inflammatory quotes below and then head over to http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/01/nsa-paid-gchq-spying-edward-snowden for the whole story.
“We both accept and accommodate NSA’s different way of working,” the document said. “We are less constrained by NSA’s concerns about compliance.”
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