posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 09:52 PM
'A' for Angela Merkel: GCHQ and NSA
Targeted Private German Companies
The launch of legal proceedings against GCHQ agents or NSA employees would quickly become a major political issue that would further burden
already tense trans-Atlantic relations. An additional problem is the fact that Range is in possession of very few original documents, particularly
those pertaining to the NSA's monitoring of Chancellor Merkel.
A secret NSA document dealing with high-ranking targets has provided further indications that Merkel was a target. The document is a presentation from
the NSA's Center for Content Extraction, whose multiple tasks include the automated analysis of all types of text data. The lists appear to contain
122 country leaders. Twelve names are listed as an example, including Merkel's.
The list begins with "A," as in Abdullah Badawi, the former Malaysian prime minister, and continues with the presidents of Peru, Somalia, Guatemala
and Colombia right up to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The final name on the list, No. 122, is Yulia Tymoshenko, who was Ukrainian prime
minister at the time. The NSA listed the international leaders alphabetically by their first name, with Tymoshenko listed under "Y". Merkel is
listed under "A" as the ninth leader, right behind Malawian President Amadou Toumani Touré, but before Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Looks like the EU and US are not so friendly with each other anymore. Not that they were in the first place, but it just keeps deteriorating by the