Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- June 6, 2013

America's Surveillance State: Anger Swells After Data Revelations -- The Guardian

Senior politicians reveal that US counter-terrorism efforts have swept up personal data from American citizens for years

The scale of America's surveillance state was laid bare on Wednesday as senior politicians revealed that the US counter-terrorism effort had swept up swaths of personal data from the phone calls of millions of citizens for years.

After the revelation by the Guardian of a sweeping secret court order that authorised the FBI to seize all call records from a subsidiary of Verizon, the Obama administration sought to defuse mounting anger over what critics described as the broadest surveillance ruling ever issued.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

What We Don't Know About Spying on Citizens: Scarier Than What We Know -- Bruce Schneier, The Atlantic

Al-Qaeda vs. Hezbollah: Which is the current world champion of terrorism? -- Clifford D. May, NRO

After Assad victory over rebels in Qusayr, what’s next for Hezbollah? -- David Enders, McClatchy Foreign Staff

Why US must give military aid to Syria's rebels -- Kurt Shillinger, Christian Science Monitor

Analysis: Hezbollah's Syria victory risks wider Sunni-Shi'ite conflict -- Samia Nakhoul, Reuters

Hamas-Hezbollah Ties Deteriorate Over Syria -- Asmaa al-Ghoul, Al-Monitor

Solution to Syria war increasingly seems dependent on decisions of West, Arab states -- Zvi Bar'el, Haaretz

What will happen in Turkey? -- Lior Akerman, Jerusalem Post

As Turkey’s Protests Continue, Attention Falls on Failures of Turkish Media -- Pelin Turgut, Time

Across Arab world, mixed feelings about Turkey's Erdogan -- John Thorne, Christian Science Monitor

Egypt’s Self-Defeating Scapegoating -- Max Boot, Commentary

China is not the world’s other superpower -- Fareed Zakaria, Washington Post

Aung San Suu Kyi for president in 2015? -- Joseph J. Schatz, Christian Science Monitor

Asia's New Triangle -- Harsh Pant, Real Clear World

Obama's Putin Problem -- Eli Lake, Daily Beast

Pay attention because Argentina is falling apart -- Silvio Canto, Jr., American Thinker

With Lautenberg Gone, WW II Vets Fade From Politics -- Michael Barone, Real Clear Politics

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc -- Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary

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