The targets of such digital surveillance have been mostly foreign to the US, although the system they use only has a 51 per cent confidence measure, which means that pretty much anyone could be on the list. Other governments have also been implicated, including the UK.
Mahatma Gandhi apparently once said that “an eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind.” But that didn’t stop two young men from using the old proverb to justify butchering a British soldier with cleavers in broad daylight, yesterday.
On Thursday this week, some nasty details came out of Syria – it looks likely that chemical weapons have been used on the civilian population. Images of victims allegedly attacked earlier in the month with sarin nerve gas show frothing at the mouth, and at least four people have died.