Who do these people think they are?

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    IAEA Leader's Phone Tapped

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57928-2004Dec11.html?sub=AR

    First Annan, now this. Is this any way to improve the UN's standing?
     
  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Just another of No Such Agency's uses of Echelon, as discussed here in the past.

    Made any phone calls, lately?

    :), 'Rat
     
  3. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    I've got a flock of cockatiels that speak Navajo.
     
  5. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    What possible reply is there to a statement like that?
     
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    The full article states that this is a well-worn technique, though I can't think it must be considered anything less than rude. And the fact that our current administration is perfectly willing to undermine negotiations for the sake of punishing a politician willing to call them on their ******** is asininely short-sighted and proves, yet again, that our current government is only interested in a short-sighted power game, rather than actually trying to solve any problems.

    May they shoot themselves in the foot one too many times. It'll suck for all of us, but if they don't take themselves down (and us in the process) they'll never learn how to comport themselves in amanner becoming a superpower.

    My own opinion is that it's too late anyway. The EU has already taken to ignoring the United States on economic issues and fighting it out in the WTO. Now South America is attempting to form it's own organization based on the EU. Currently, they only command a trillion dollars in GDP, but no company is going to want to pass that mraket, and if they pull it together, they'll be even more influential. The days of the US leading the world have come to an end.

    Other nations have realized, through our leadership and our choices on who to trust with that leadership, that we are truly only looking out for number one. Certainly, that should be the first priority of any nation, but the world is no longer that big. Everyone's actions affect everyone else, and we no longer have the luxury. Since we are unwilling to act like the leaders we claim to be, and instead behave like the schoolyard bullies we are, the rest of the world is on it's way to making sure we're irrelevant. It's a shame we can't join the rest of the world in making it a better place, we seem only to be interested in what seem like good ideas in the short term, without realizing that our actions hurt us more in the long term.
     
  7. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I guess asking this is a good attempt:

     
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