Revelations over the past week that the NSA has been spying on world leaders are very troubling. NSA chiefs have claimed that they only spy on people that are potential terrorist threats.
So either they are lying or they see these leaders as potential enemies. Perhaps they do.
Over the past few days it has been revealed that the NSA launched a spy program against the Catholic Pope. This is the war state in action.
According the UK Telegraph:
“The American spy agency monitored telephone calls made to and from the residence in Rome where the then Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio stayed during the conclave, the secret election at which cardinals chose him as pontiff on March 13. ”
“The claims were made by Panorama, an Italian weekly news magazine, which said that the NSA monitored the telephone calls of many bishops and cardinals at the Vatican in the lead-up to the conclave, which was held amid tight security in the Sistine Chapel. ”
“The information gleaned was then reportedly divided into four categories — “leadership intentions”, “threats to financial system”, “foreign policy objectives” and “human rights”. – The Telegraph
You may wonder why the NSA would consider the Pope representing a “threat to financial system” and be interested in his “foreign policy objectives.”