Listening to dinner orders

Just another day in the life of a benign empire:

Investigative journalist Allan Nairn has revealed that US intelligence officers in Jakarta are secretly tapping the cell phones and reading the SMS text messages of Indonesian civilians.

Some of the Americans involved in the spy operation work out of the Jakarta headquarters of Detachment 88, a US-trained and–funded paramilitary unit whose mission is described as antiterrorism.… 

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