I live in the UK... least accountable government ... overthrowing of foreign governments, assassinations, wiretapping, monitoring of communications
I don't want to get into the pro gun / no gun debate, but I thought this was pretty funny. I love how people who live outside the US always have a problem with the US wiretapping its citizens and monitoring their communications. Seriously, why is that? I can see why people are worried about the US "overthrowing governments," (Although nobody complained about it when Europe wanted something done about Milicic and begged the US to come help?) but why are you so worried about the US wiretapping? They won't wiretap YOU?
It's especially amusing when you consider that MI6 has had the right to wiretap you WITHOUT a legal warrant for basically forever. The FBI would LOVE to have MI6's freedom. Most intelligence agencies in Europe actually have this freedom. The BVD in Holland has almost no limits when it comes to intelligence gathering, and the BND in Germany is pretty lax too.
The FBI has to get a federal warrant signed by a judge in the large, large majority of cases before it can wiretap someone. And yet, that's always the thing everyone bleats about.
As for the assassinations, what exactly are we talking about here? The attempted murder of Fidel Castro back in the 60s?