CANADA IS ACCUSED OF SPYING ON BRAZIL.
A FROSTY RELATIONSHIP NOW BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES.
Whether Canada is using its telecommunications systems, to spy on human rights activists, or using it for one of its more sophisticated operations, like spying on other governments, the objective is still the same. To sabotage, the activities of those it has targeted, through this means. And also with devastating results. For the activists, like myself, it is to sabotage your business and to 'strangle' you economically and financially. If you also rely on those communications, such as the telephone and the internet, for your business, its efforts against you is also evident.
The Canadian government spy agency, for gathering intelligence, on an international level, is CSEC. The acronym stands for, the Communications Security Establishment Canada. Canada's spy agency that is also directly implicated, in this. This latest one is also an international embarrassment, for the Canadian government. CSEC, is accused of spying on the Brazilian Mining and Energy Ministry, using a software program called Olympia. The Canadian government, has also worked in collaboration, with the United States government, through its NASA spy program, to carry out its surveillance on the people, as well as on other governments. Thanks to whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, who has also provided all of this evidence, including both written documents, and also slides, revealing the direct communications of CSEC on its spying of the Brazilian government's mining industry, which is also a major competitor of Canada.
The Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, made these charges against the Canadian government, on October 6 and also ordered the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, to summoned the Canadian Ambassador to Brazil, Jamal Khokhar, to answer to the charges against his government. The Canadian government is also on the defensive, having been caught red handed in this matter. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden, on Canada's spying charges, showed that CSEC, has also carried out detailed electronic espionage, against Brazil's Mining Industry. CSEC metadata base included calls made from the Mines and Energy Ministry to the Brazilian Embassy in Peru, as well as to the headquarters of OLADE, the Latin American Energy organization in Quinto, Ecuador and even to other far away places, such as Afghanistan, Thailand, Jordon and other places in the Middle East and Africa. CSEC also focused on its attempts, to intercepting emails, linked to Brazil's Mining and Energy Ministry and those other countries.
After the reports came out initially, on Brazil's Globo television network, compliments of Edward Snowden, the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, also pretended to be concerned, over the reports. He has said very little about the charges at first, other than to say that "he was very concerned, about the story and the reports around it". But now has also realized that Canada also needed to do some major damage control, over the incident. The Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, who is also a militant by nature and a former social activist before joining politics, is also not buying it and has also called for the UN to help put a curb on those countries, like Canada and also the United States actions, that also violates the sovereignty of other countries, by implementing, tougher measures on electronic surveillance and on human rights in general.
Dilma Rousseff has said in her speech, at the UN's General Assembly, that, "In the absence of the right to privacy, there can be no true freedom of expression and opinion and therefore no effective democracy". She also continued, with the emphasis on this human rights protection, that, "Tampering in such a manner, in the lives and affairs of other countries, is a breach of international law and as such is an affront to the principles, that should otherwise govern relations among countries, especially among friendly nations" Rousseff said. She also commented that, "The right to safety of citizens, can never be guaranteed, by violating the fundamental human rights of citizens of another country", she also emphasized.
Regarding Canada's actions, Rousseff has said on her Twitter page, "That is unacceptable among countries, that claim to be partners. We reject this cyberwar". "The United States and its allies [sic], must immediately stop their spying activity, once and for all".
Canada is part of the "Five Eyes", which also included the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, in the highly technological game of intelligence gathering and sharing, on the private lives of citizens and also on other countries. Brazil is particularly protective of its resources, being a country that is said to have vast natural resources and also oil reserves, that has not been fully tapped into yet. One also wonders what the Canadian government's motive was for carrying out this highly technologically advance espionage, of the Brazilian government's mining industry?. Which seem to also go beyond its present mining situations in that country. Clearly, it is thinking in terms of its long term advancements in that country. A situation which the Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, is also acutely aware of.