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.
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.
The small rouge nuclear state ordered its missile units to the “highest alert” on Friday and state media issued two photographs showing the North Korean leader sitting at a table surrounded by generals and maps (left).
One of the maps apparently says “Strategic Forces’ US Mainland Striking Plan” on it, although I can’t read Korean to confirm that. They even went so far as to draw lines showing where the missiles will travel to get there. Very strategic, huh?