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Re: <nettime> NSA-spying-on-Europe outrage somewhat disingenuous
John Hopkins on Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:03:45 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> NSA-spying-on-Europe outrage somewhat disingenuous

Exactly at the tricky juncture of final negotiations for a
comprehensive trade agreement between US and EU (remember - "it's the
economy, stupid!"), the US government has probably more to explain
than it ever be able to. Sortof comeback of Churchill's quip on the
Balkans, whose problem was that "they produce far more history than
they possibly can consume"...

There are MANY actors who stand to gain and lose with the EU/US trade agreement & one cannot eliminate the possibility of subterfuge arising from this (I suspect that the military-industrial actors are in a complex dance of power in this situation, not to mention many others...). But I think these are merely evidences of more wide-scaled power struggles between a waning superpower and other rising/shifting power centers that are re-aligning themselves to changing conditions.



Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
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