The public disclosure of the NYPD activities spying on citizens of muslim faith stirred an outcry as it should do. But, to be frank, it hardly could be otherwise given the role of the US in the world; as they say: “A nation who oppresses others can’t be itself free”.
In fact, this is a practice that even in countries less involved in international warfare isn’t uncommon. This caricature was intended to illustrate an article on the alleged cases of internal espionage in Argentina. A notorious one (currently under judicial scrutiny) involved the conservative mayor of Buenos Aires autonomous district and some of the victims of the 1994 bombing of the Jewish communal center (AMIA) who opposed his appointment of a General Commissioner suspected of covering the evidence in that case.