Germany wants 'trust restored' after US spy report

Jul 01, 2013
In this picture, taken Saturday June 29, 2013, a demonstrator protests with a poster against NSA in Hanover, Germany. Germany's top justice official says reports that U.S. intelligence bugged European Union offices remind her of "the methods used by enemies during the Cold War." Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was responding to a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel on Sunday June 30, 2013, that claimed the National Security Agency has eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels. The magazine cited classified U.S. documents taken by NSA leaker Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen. The documents reportedly describe the European Union as a "target" for surveillance. (AP Photo/dpa, Peter Steffen)

The German government wants "trust restored" with the United States following reports that American intelligence agencies bugged European Union offices, and has invited the U.S. ambassador in Berlin to the Foreign Ministry for a meeting on Monday.

A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Monday that she was "alienated" by the reported eavesdropping conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Germany news weekly Der Spiegel reported Sunday that the NSA had bugged EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels.

The report cited secret U.S. documents allegedly obtained by the NSA leaker and former contractor Edward Snowden.

Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said that if the report was true the U.S. behavior was "unacceptable."

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VendicarE
1 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2013
"Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said that if the report was true the U.S. behavior was "unacceptable."" - Article

When are the actions of a Corrupt, Criminal state like America ever acceptable?

Were the actions of Ronald Reagan funding terrorists to murder Nicaraguan citizens acceptable? How about his criminal invasion of Grenada? How about George Bush's murder of over 1 million Iraqi's, and the roughly equal number murdered by his son?

Republican Filth.
antialias_physorg
2.3 / 5 (3) Jul 01, 2013
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Monday that she was "alienated"

Well, that's what she gets for brown-nosing the US (even before she was elected).

Not like spying on the EU and the buggings of national parliaments (as well as the fully formulated attack plans on the infrastructure of 'friendly nations' in the papers leaked by Snowden) are a big surprise. It's always been an open secret that the US spies on its allies and that the NSA performs large scale industrial espionage for the benefit of the US industry. But now that it's official Merkel has to 'react'.

And I say 'react' in quotes because she'll just moan and wring her hands for a bit and then it'll all be conveniently forgotten - and the NSA can do business as usual.