Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spying on Our Friends May Cause Another Cold War

Watch these videos and read about the reaction world leaders, who are friends to the U. S., have to the U.S. spying charges. Using the link: What other leaders think and the handouts of previous spy and cold war sentiment, respond to the prompt below.

Respond:  If you were a leader of a country, how would you feel if you found out that an ally was listening to all your private conversations?  Do you think this has the potential for starting another cold war?  Explain why.

93 comments:

  1. I would be pretty upset if I was a leader of another country and I found out this news. It basically throws away all of the trust that the US had with the country and prevents future relationships with other countries in the near future. If I wasn't involved in this incident and after this whole issue the US tried to make some kind of tie with me I wouldn't want to because now I feel that the government can't be trusted as much.

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  2. if i was a leader of a country and found out an ally was listening to my private conversations i would feel like their is no trust and disrespected. I dont think this is a potential on starting another cold war because its just a trust issue.

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  3. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that an ally was listening to my conversations , I would be really mad and feel backstabbed. Also, it would make me think twice on the person. I dont think it should make a bigger conflit than it already is , it happened adn they should resolve it within themselves.

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  4. I would feel very offended and betrayed if my allies were listening to my personal conversations. Though I think that the U.S would need to do something worse to cause a cold war.

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  5. i would lose all trust in the united states. I would show the rest of the leaders in the world why you can trust the united states anymore.I would try to turn all the tables on them and make them look bad.i think its fair to make another cold war because they had a chance to show that they would keep there word and prove others wrong. I would feel insecure about calling anyone and i would fix it soon,

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  6. If i was the leader of a country and an ally was listening to my private conversation i would feel like their is no trust.I would also feel uncomfortable because i would think their is someone spying on me all the time. I dont think this is a potential to start another cold war because its a trust issue.I would also feel mad because i dont even have privacy nomore

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  7. If i were a leader of a country i would feel really upset if our ally was listening to all our conversations. I believe it is nobody business to be hearing other peoples conversations, it is very disrespectful. I would also loose all my respect to the other country that was listening to our private conversations. I mean if the other country was my ally i would seriously start a cold war because I the leader of the country I have to stand up for my country and there privacy rights.

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  8. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that an ally was listening to all my conversations , I would honestly take this as an insult. I would feel betrayed and very disrespected. I would feel like my privacy was not protected and I would probably be more careful about what I say. I would loose so much respect for the allied country. I would think this was potentially a start for another cold war because the allied countries are very mad and are willing to go against the US for this.

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  9. If i was a leader of a country and a ally was listening to my private conversations i would feel very violated because people should respect privacy .I think this is a potential starting for a cold war because they wouldn't like if i was listen to their private conversation and its just very wrong and every one has the right to their privacy.

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  10. If an ally would be listening to my private conversation i would feel betray and i would not trust them. This would be a good reason to start a cold war because they are spying on me . Also I wouldn't care what is the excuse i would start a cold war.

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  11. If I were a leader of a country, I would feel betrayed due to the fact that we are allies were listening to my conversation without consulting me at all. I think the person should be executed and the ally should have a little more dignity and respect for them listening to my conversation at all time.I do not think that it should start a cold war because the ally should just stop listening to my conversation. Also due to the fact if we just stop having communication and everyone going their own separate ways and never trust no one.

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  12. i would be very mad and yeah i do think so because its not fair they are invated there privacy .

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  13. If I were a leader of a country, I would feel betrayed due to the fact that they are an ally to my country, and they did it without consulting me. I don't think this would start another cold war but, it will cause a major dispute between the 2 countries. I also think that the person or "people" who tapped the line should be prosecuted because everyone is entitled to their privacy without having their cell phone tapped.

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  14. I automatically would start a war with the U.S for listening to more then seventeen million phone calls. The ally is suppose to be a friend, and they have berated us by snooping into our phone calls, and making sure to record them. As they were suppose to be our friends, we're suppose to feel safe and sounds as being a France citizen. No lie if they start a war over this.

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  15. If I were a leader of a country and I found out that an ally was listening to my private conversations I'd feel angry and betrayed. However, I don't believe it's that big of an issue to start a war. And this is because if a war were to start it be such a disaster not only for them but for us as well.

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  16. if i found out someone was listening to my private conversations without my permission, i would be extremely outraged. This could also be an easy spark to the cold war. i also think that this could start an actual war, because the people listening in could potentially be getting extremely vital information like we are moving our troops here and this place will be open or we are going to invade this country on this date. If the country listening in got information like that, they easily anticipate their moves or attack in the area they aren't in, thus causing a war.

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  17. If i was a leader of a country and i found out that an ally was listening to my private conversations i would feel disrespected and violated because there private conversations for a reason. NO body should be listing to it but me & my group members. They need to respect me and no say anything or enter a conversations when it has nothing to do with them. I think this is potential for starting a cold war. Because i would be angry and by having a war maybe people will understand its not okay to enter my private situations.

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  18. i would feel betrayed and a little upset but no wars too many has happened already

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  19. i would feel betrayed and a little upset too but no wars to many has happened already

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  20. Likewise, I'd be extremely angered, but I'd be much more disappointed in them. I had Putin all of my trust into them, and they eavesdrop in to my country's conversations? It'd mostly be a waste of time with all of the petty small talks, yet there's that minuscule chance that they've listened into something that requires the utmost security clearance. I'd be Russian right away to shut their little espionage operation down. Not only is it an infringement of our sacred privacy, it's highly hypocritical of the U.S after they excessively preach about their rights to privacy.

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  21. If I were a leader and my phone calls were being listened to by my own allies.I would be really mad because people are listening to my private conversations. I think there won't be another cold war because they can try to find a way to solve the problem. The reason I say that is because they have overcome somethings and they might be able to solve this problem.

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  22. No, I don't think any wars should be started about this because both sides of the conflict were spying on there own people and the people of the other nation, I also think that all of the sides should stop spying on there own people and only take an interest in there national security.

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  23. If i was a leader of one of these countries i would feel betrayed, hurt, and want revenge. I would gather other countries and start a movement to impeach all people who where in power of the spying. iI believe that this does have the potential to start a cold war or even a world war because if the countries decide that we cannot be trusted then they might attack us and start a war

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  24. If I was a leader of a country and i found out that an ally was listening to all my private conversations. I would be really mad because they were someone that i trusted. And the fact that they had the ability to listen to everything that my country and i planned or said through out that length of time would make me suspicious because then they could use everything that they herd against my country. so yes i do think that it will start another cold war.

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  25. If I found out that my ally's were listening to my private conversations, I would be disappointed and upset because I would not have the same trust i had for them before.I actually don't think they would start another cold war for the incident that accrued,but I think they would hesitate to take action if they ever see military men on there land.
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  26. If I was a leader of a country I would be mad and angry knowing that other leaders are listening to my private conversations. I think that this is the start of another cold war because the leader that has been heard is really upset with Obama and wouldn't forgive him.

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  27. if i was a leader of a country i would have felt betrayed because we where friends .I think that this will start a cold war because the U.S is t spying .the russia is going to be really mad for them lisening to therer converctions

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  28. If I was a leader of a country, I would feel angry and betrayed if I found out an ally was listening in on my conversations. This may have the potential to start another cold war, depending on how Obama addresses the situation. The US and Russia have already had some tensions in the past, so another offense could cause distress.

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  29. If I was a leader of another country, and I knew that an ally was listening to all of my private conversations, I would feel very violated. I don't believe that anyone else has the right to be eavesdropping on anything that I don't want them to and what's supposed to be private. I think that this conflict has the potential to start another Cold War, but it all depends on how the country, and Obama handles it. If it is handled well, then we don't have to start another war, but if it is not handled properly, that could lead to bad things.

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  30. If I were the leader of a country and I found out my allies were listening to my conversations, I would feel betrayed and distrustful of them. The whole point of being allies is that they are supposed to trust each other and be loyal. I don't think this by itself will cause another cold war, but it had probably caused some distrust and caution between the two countries. If America steps out of line again, another offense could start a could war.

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  31. I would be outraged. Think of it as your parents seeing all of your texts, emails, phone calls. That is an invasion of space and privacy. If they're my ally's why are they spying? Why can't they just ask us instead of listening in on our personal lives? I think this deffinatley has the potential to start another cold war because i think most leaders would start a war because of this i know i would.

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  32. If I were France and I was spied on by the U.S, I would feel betrayed and I would take immediate precaution to rid France of all Americans. I would feel that America is a poorly ridden country that can't trust others.

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  33. If i was the leader of a country i would feel mad and betrayed because we were both allies. I think their would be another cold war because they betrayed the trust between countries.

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  34. If I was the leader of a country and I found out that one of our ally countries was spying on my conversations, I think I would feel betrayed and angry because the country was supposed to be our partner and friend and was supposed to trust us like we trusted them, but instead they tried to get private information in secret. I would also feel violated because they might have gotten information or heard things that I or others didn't want anyone to hear or know. I think that if the leaders of the countries involved don't consider the consequences of their actions carefully and don't think about what happened in the past, it could potentially start another cold war. However, I don't think it will happen because I think the leaders today are smart enough to consider what would happen if they started a war and to try and resolve the issue another way.

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  35. If I was a leader of a country and found out that my ally's were listening to my conversations I would be very disappointed and upset. We are obviously ally's for a reason and I don't think I would be able to trust them again after I found out. However, I don't think it is a good enough reason to start another war. We are trying to move forward and starting another war isn't going to do anything to help our situation. I certainly wouldn't want to be on their side anymore. Of course I would try to work something out with them for the people in the country so it won't lead to something violent.

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  36. i would be mad at the allies why would you spy on your ally? i also wouldnt be mad at them they where doing it for pretection. i wouldnt star a war because of it.

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  37. If I was a leader of a country and found out that my supposed ally was listen to my private conversations I would feel extremely betrayed. We are supposed to be allies which mean we should not be listening to private phone calls. Although, as terrible as this is I do not think that this should start another cold war and have about the same things as last time happen.

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  38. If I were a leader of a country and found out that an ally was listening to my private conversations I would probably be mad. This does have a potential for starting the cold war because they would listen to everything the government talks about and they would feel betrayed.

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  39. if i were the leader of a country i would not like an ally to listen to my private conversations. i would not trust them and i would feel disappointed and betrayed. I think that this would start another cold war because they are listening to their conversations and they know all their secret things even though they are suppose to be friends.

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  40. if i was a l.leader of the country and i found out that an ally was listening to my calls, i would go straight to war. first of all because i would feel betrayed, and i wouldnt be able to trust them anymore. and plus if we were really on the same side as me why would they feel the need to listen to all of my phone calls.

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  41. If I were a leader and my countries secret information was being leaked out to other countries then I would be very angry and I would probably start a war with that country. If I were Russia I would ally with another country that hates the U.S. and attack them. Since im not the other country I hope they don't do that to us.

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  42. I would definitely feel betrayed and I would feel as if my "ally" didn't think of my country
    as an ally. I'm not sure what I would do in terms of keeping that ally, but during that time I definitely would not trust them. I don't think it would be appropriate to go into a cold war, to be honest. I think we'd just resolve it among ourselves one way or another, similar to what Jovanna has said. Just because countries are allies, doesn't mean they can just eavesdrop in every conversation, especially 7.3 million. If a country is really worried about another countries intentions, just have some sort of meeting...

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  43. This is a difficult situation because they are our allies and they could be wanting to find out our plans and turn against us or they could be doing for their own protection. I might have done the same because its hard to be a leader when not knowing when and where an attack could happen. I feel like there is always going to be that feeling of war happening at any moment.

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  44. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that my friend was listening to all of my conversations I would feel very betrayed because your supposed to be able to trust your friends and I do think this would start a cold war because I felt betrayed and if they really trusted me why would they have to listen to all my calls.

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  45. If I were a leader and one of my allies was listening to my citizen's personal conversations I would feel confused and betrayed. I would not try to start an open conflict, however, but would talk it out with the country's representatives. If there isn't any sign of threat towards my country, I want to keep it that way. I'm not going to take military action, because that would be putting my country in jeopardy rather than protecting it, and creating a new, more serious conflict.
    Christiaan Oey, 4th per.

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  46. If I was a dictator and I found out America was listen to my phone calls I would be mad. I would be shocked but then again I'm not friendly with the US so I wouldn't be surprised they are doing this because I could be making a plan to do harm. I would think this is the last straw and start threatening the US. .

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  47. If I was France and found myself in a position of distrust with the U.S.I would be genuinely surprised because France has only helped the United States in most things especially war. For the U.S. to not trust France is just wrong in m,y opinion

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  48. If I were a leader of a country and found out that a ally was listening to my conversation I would feel disappointed because they are suppose to be your friends and instead of that they are betraying you. In my opinion, there could be another cold were if people start betraying one another.

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  49. If i were a leader of a country and i found out that someone was listening to my conversations , i would be mad .

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  50. I would feel betrayed and at the same time shocked that they did this to me. Option # 1: I would declare war between the other country and make them our enemies. Option #2: I would keep peace in between our countries and imagine that nothing happened. Option #3: I would do the same thing to them and spy on them. By Axel

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  51. If i was the leader of a country i would have felt betrayed . I would be angered with the ally . In my opinion this is very very disrespectful . Of course it would start a war . No body has the right to violate other peoples privacy .

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  52. If I we're a leader of a country I would find this really stupid. How can spying possibly cause a cold war? It has nothing to do with politics but simply it shows how untrustworthy the US is. Russia and the US also, are acting like teens. For heaven's sake Russia isn't even a communist country any more and honestly it was a whole different country than. They should get over it and move on already this is showing no more than pure stupidity between these two countries.

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  53. If i were a leader of our country and i found out an ally was listening to my private conversations i would put him/her in jail.I don't think this is a potential for starting another war because that person can just be up in to jail for committing a crime.

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  54. If I was a leader of a country and found out that my allies were listening in on all my conversations i wouldn’t be upset nor would i be surprised at all. I wouldn’t be surprised because the world today can’t be trusted in my opinion. In my opinion the world today is corrupt in the sense that we can’t be can’t be trusted and our allies can’t be trusted with our own information. Another way to look at it would be that the U.S doesn't even trust its own country with it’s information, a lot of the information is hidden from the public domain to “protect us,” but really, I don’t Believe that, the government just doesn't trust us but they listen in to all our conversations. That is why i wouldn't be surprised.

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  55. Before any alliances, I would have made a rule of limiting information from any branch of government in my country to stay within it's borders, unless authorized. In this case, if an alley were to exploit any conversation within my country's walls to any of the public, I would go to war. It show that my ally can not be trusted to stay and mind their own business on their own side, in which is just as bad as when the Japanese ''Alleys'' bombed Pearl Harbor. A war in my opinion would be a perfect time to make an example for any country who decides to step out of line. The war would show the power of my country and say that we're in charge and don't take any exceptions to this breaking of treaties.

    But that's if I ruled a country, in the case for America, Obama should not go to war.
    There is no reason to spend MILLIONS in warfare and supplies just because Russia was being nosey. We already have Syria to worry about, and at most our OWN country. War is not the answer, but it is un-trustworthy of Russia or any other of our allies to spy on us even if we're doing some very "shady" stuff. It's one story to have a country spy on us, but if it's our own citizen, then I do believe they should be tried for treason, unless it's that bad, like Syria bad. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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  56. If I were a leader of a country and had found out that my ally has been listening to my conversations, I would immediately feel betrayed and angry. The reason to have allies is so you trust them and can work together. If they're listening to my conversations then they obviously can't be a trustworthy ally and could think I was trying to hide something. I don't think that this could lead to a cold war but it also will not be forgotten. This isn't something huge but it can cause another problem which can lead to bad things in the end.

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  57. if i were the leader of any country spying is an act of war. all will tremble under my armies. i will not have any sympathy.any citizen of that country will be enemies and are not allowed into the country.

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  58. if i was a leader and found out that they where listing into my pravtive conversations i would find out who was listen to it and ill get to the bottom of it and confront who ever did and go to court with them .I would be angered with the ally . In my opinion this is very very disrespectful . Of course it would start a war .

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  59. If I was a leader and I found out that my ally had been listening to what I had been saying in my private conversations then I would feel violated of my rights to privacy and I would be outraged at the other leader for allowing such things. This could potentially start another cold war because of the insecurity that could come out of this violation. There are also some sympathy for the US because they are just making sure that the other leader isn't planning an attack against them so there is some reason behind there violation of privacy. Also, there should be some limitations to the way that US deals with the threats that are presented to them and deal with them in a civil manner.

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  60. If I was a leader of a country and my ally was listening to all my private conversations then I would feel really upset because he is invading my privacy which I don't want him to know about. Yes, This would start another cold war because I would confront him and it will lead to an argument and then eventually to war. It's basically like your best friend stabbing you in the back.

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  61. If I was a leader of a country and found out my ally has been listening on my conversations I would feel distrusted and betrayed. I dont think it could potentially start a cold war because it's only a trust issue.

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  62. If I found out that an ally was eavesdropping on my phone calls I would be very mad. This would make me feel like my ally doesn't trust me. I would want equality and the access to listening to their private calls. Knowing that I am not trusted it would also give me a feeling that my ally's have something to hide. Overall there would be a lot of tension. Do I think it would cause another cold war? No I don't think it would cause another war because no one would want another war between the continents.

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  63. I f i were a leader to a country i would be hurt, betrayed, and angry, because they are suppose to be trusting people. Not to use the things we say against us. as well it is rude to hear on private things. I don't know if that can be turn into a big war. It could turn into a problem , but a small war not very big. Like they might not turn into a full killing war. Yes it can turn into a war.

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  64. If I was a leader of a country and found out an ally was listening to all my private conversations i would feel very uncomfortable and betrayed. I think this does have the potential for starting another cold war because, personal privacy is very important and if you say something that you think is private but someone else is actually listening things could go wrong. If you're trying to say something in private that might upset your enemy and little did you know they were listening the whole time; depending on how bad it is, another country might get so upset by it and start a war.

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  65. If i were a president or a leader and my ally was eavesdropping in my secretive conversation, i would immediately take action with who did this betrayal to me and what person in their right mind would do such a thing? Given the fact that someone has done this to where it may lead to war is revolting. Me, as a leader, finding out about this would make me furious. In order to help my country and NOT have to be lead into war, my actions could be to figure out what i need to possibly do to prevent any actions such as war and putting my country in danger.

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  66. If I were a leader of a country and had found out that my ally has been listening to my conversations, I would immediately feel betrayed and angry. The reason to have allies is so you trust them and can work together. If they're listening to my conversations then they obviously can't be a trustworthy ally and could think I was trying to hide something. I don't think that this could lead to a cold war but it also will not be forgotten. This isn't something huge but it can cause another problem which can lead to bad things in the end.

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  67. If I were a ruler of my nation to learn that all my conversations were to being spied on by an ally, I would fell betrayed knowing that a friend of my country would think that I was potentially one of there enemy's. Causing distrust between our two countries would lead me to believe that it would be a good reason for a cold war with my ally, because if they wanted to betray my trust then I would do anything to that would be against them.

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  68. If I were a leader of a country, and I found out an ally was listening in on my personal conversations, I would feel as though they did not trust me. I would demand them to stop recording my private conversations immediately. If they refused to stop then I would explain that it is only fair for me to be allowed to listen to their conversations as well. I don't believe that it would start another Cold War because the only reason a leader would be extremely concerned with the idea of someone spying on their personal conversations if they had something to hide.

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  69. If i were leader of a country and one of my allies were listening into my personal conversations i would be offended because that would mean they have little to no trust to me and my country. I believe our current actions in doing this to one of allies could result in another cold war because they could see it as us not trustin them or as us planing on going to war.

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  70. I think if I were a leader, and I found out that my ally was listening to my citizens conversations, I would be very upset. It would make me reconsider them being my alley because they have the indecency to listen to my phone calls, maybe they are doing other stuff too. I think that if they asked to know the way that we are getting all of the phone calls and messages, I would give them that, but I would not let them listen to the actual conversations. I also would not understand why they would even want to listen to them because it has no value or won't do them any good to listen to them. AS a citizen i would not like if our government recorded all of my conversations because i think that it is an invasion of privacy. Maybe if they need to look into something because of an incident or they might have done something, then it could be okay for them to look. BUt just to look at them for no reason and just because i think is unfair. I think that the government does not trust us and that is an issue, and i'm not surprised that they don't trust us. But you never know, anything can happen.

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  71. If I were a leader of a country and had found out that my ally has been listening to my conversations, I would immediately feel betrayed and angry. The reason to have allies is so you trust them and can work together. If they're listening to my conversations then they obviously can't be a trustworthy ally and could think I was trying to hide something. I don't think that this could lead to a cold war but it also will not be forgotten. This isn't something huge but it can cause another problem which can lead to bad things in the end.

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  72. If i found out an ally was listening to my private conversations i would be really upset. I would probably not trust them anymore. But even though what they did was bad, i wouldn't start a war, because its only the persons fault not everyone's fault and by starting a war, then you are putting other people in danger. I think that talking about it and coming up with a peaceful solution would be the best for both.

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  73. If I were a country leader and I found out that an ally was listening to all of my private conversations I would feel disgusted and betrayed. An ally is supposed to be someone you can trust and maybe even confide in not listen in on your personal conversations. Not only are invading your space but they are also loosing your trust. I think there would be potential for the start of of another cold war if the leaders are selfish and ignorant. If the leader was smart and mature they would know that starting a new war would waste money and kill life's for an absurd reason when the two leaders can just talk out the problem and keep their space if they do not reach an agreement.

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  74. I would feel betrayed by my one close friend. Some would not mind, but I as sure would mind. If my friend would leak some Intel. Most of our top secret are going to be out to the public if the word gets out.

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  75. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that an ally was listening to my conversations , I would be really mad and feel backstabbed, and betrayed. But honestly before any alliances were made i would have made sure that any information couldn't be leaked. But I wouldn’t be surprised because the world today can’t be trusted in my opinion. In my opinion the world today is all messed up to where we have people linking others information to others,even our own neighbors rat us out these days.But in a sense that we can’t be can’t be trusted and our allies can’t be trusted with our own information. People nowadays will do anything especially if its for money or power.For example if you were a wanted criminal,originally your friends and family would try to help hide you but in todays society they would give you up the second the had the chance to. But honestly I believe that the wrong information will be linked to the wrong people and honestly a war would start.i believe that not only does the government not trust us but,they listen into our everyday conversatons.

    Honestly the government needs to realize that just because we spy on our allies and our everyday people but,our allies spy on us.I honestly would change some of the things we are doing because eventually we are going to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and we are going to be the death of our own country.

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  76. If an allied country was listening to my private conversation I would want to know why their country is listening to my private conversations. I think it would be a good reason to start a war because if i was listening to their private conversations they would want to start a war.

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  77. I think that if an ally was listening to my private conversations that would definitely get me really mad and it has chances that i would start a cold war because its called private conversations for a reason

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  78. If I were a leader of a country and found out that an ally was listening to all of my private conversations I would not feel betrayed nor would I feel hurt/affected by it. I have respect for the U.S. (or any other country) that listens to conversations because they are not trying to listen to conversations for no reason, they are doing it to protect their citizens/country. If a phone call were to be made between two individuals to plan a terrorist attack (or any other potential threat to a country) this call will be monitored and all details/plans will be known to the C.I.A or whoever is listening and can report this call to prevent it from causing a threat to many people. Despite personal calls being heard, President's and citizens should think of the "eavesdropping" as a protection for all people.

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  79. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that my alliance was secretly spying on me I'd be pissed.If we were enemies I'd be mad but being that we were friends makes it even worse. I would have no trust from there on out towards that country. I wouldn't start a war over it because it's not the troops or citizen's fault, but their government officials. Just like someone would do in real life to a backstabbing friend, I would stop talking to them which breaks the alliance, and limits trade and negotiation.

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  80. If i were a leader of a country and found out that my ally has been listening to private conversations,i would feel betrayed. Why? because we are allies (friends). This kind of betrayal from the U.S can cause a war. Other country's could become allies and that would be very bad for the U.S.

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  81. I would feel very uncomfortable knowing that someone i call an "ally" is listening in on all of our country's private affairs. On the other hand, if I had been listening to their private matters then i couldn't really get mad that they are doing the same to us. I don't think this has the potential to start another war because we would reach a compromise before anything bad ever happened.

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  82. If I was in another country and I found out that the United States was spying on every conversation that my country was having, I would be very angry and the biggest questi0on, why? If my country was doing nothing wrong, and the U.S. was just checking up on us, I would feel betrayed upon that ally. But I do not think that this has the potential to start up another cold war. This is because there would be no competition or meaning to the cold war. The cold war would be pointless and a waist of time for both country's.

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  83. If I was a leader of a country and I found out that someone is listening to my private conversation. I would definitely get really mad, because I would feel like I don't have privacy. Also it is very disrespectful to listen to others conversation. I think this is a way of starting another cold war, although I believe war is not the way of solving problems.

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  84. Trust is a large part of having an alliance, If I was the leader of a country and I found out that someone who I trusted was spying on me and my actions, I would definitely question the relationship that we have with that country. Betrayal from the U.S or any country can lead to a war because no one is being honest, and other alliances will form within leaders.

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  85. If I was the leader of my country and an I caught an allied spying on me I would be upset and think that they don't trust me and since there isn't any trust between us apparently then why should I trust them? I would also feel they might be hiding something from me and to make sure I don't find out what they are hiding from me they are spying on me.

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  86. If I was a leader of a country and found out that our allies were listening to our private conversations I would not only feel betrayed but also feel scared of what their actions could be against us. I think that before going to war we could limit some negotiations between our country and the allies to try to prevent a war.

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  87. If you were a leader of a country & I found out that an ally was listening to all my country's private conversations I would feel vary angry and not want to work with them nor have any trust with the US. I also don't think it could start another cold war because it's the government's fault not the citizens. I would of talk to them about the issue because the US can't afford to lose any alliances, but they still kept going with it I would stop any ties with them

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  88. My opinion on this topic. If one of my ally is hearing in private conversation. I would not be happy because that is against our Admentent. They have no right to hear our conversation.

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  89. If I was the the leader of another country and I found out that a country that was considered my ally was spying on me, I would definitely question the alliance. I wouldn't want to trust someone who doesn't trust me. I would confront the ally and but if they don't have a respectable reason for the invasion of privacy, then the relationship would be strained and I wouldn't really be pledged to the alliance, i would start looking for a way out. Allies are people (countries) that are supposed to support you and have your back, and if you cant trust them, what good is their support? It could potentially cause a war because they betrayed the trust of alliances and that is something to take seriously.

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  90. I agree with the French president, the U.S. has no right to be spying on the people of France. They are our allies which means we should trust them and try to have peace with them instead of giving them a reason to attack us. Spying on other countries makes us look bad and really we need to try working on ourselves before snooping around others.

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  91. If I were a leader of a country and one of my allies were spying on me I would feel very betrayed. We're suppose to be working together so they shouldn't be treating me like I'm a threat to them. I agree with the french that the u.s shouldn't be spying on them and were all suppose to trust eachother.

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  92. As a leader of a country, one must take action and come to an agreement to satisfy both countries needs. Allied countries should not be spying on one another because the deprivation of privacy can lead to a cold war due to the fact that the other country may become upset. If we brake the trust in an alliance doubt makes you question till what extent is their "trust" and "honesty" etc. These doubts are the cause for wars and the formation of new alliances. When an alliance is formed; the risk of betrayal will always be present, however that is a risk one must take.

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