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originally posted by: seeker1963
I don't care if you aren't an American citizen and criticize my government for it's actions, I am just calling you out for supporting a certain administration, and having the balls to STILL criticize my countries actions! Explain!
It would be irresponsible of the U.S. not to eavesdrop on German officials and their communications.
The German officials are being hypocrites here. This is nothing new, and they know it.
What I find rather disturbing here is the US attitude...no "remorse"...no "ups sorry about that"...but the righteus attitude...as if it's their God given right to intrude on foreign soil...
The German intelligence "double agent" who allegedly sold hundreds of top secret documents to the Americans was caught by his own country's counter espionage agents while trying to broker an additional spying deal with the Russian secret services, according to intelligence sources in Berlin.
However, the double agent appeared to have been motivated less by ideology than hard cash. German sources revealed yesterday that his activities were only noticed after he tried to widen his information supply portfolio to include the Russians. Three weeks ago BND counter-espionage agents picked up an email that had been sent to the Russian embassy. Like the email to the American embassy, it was said to have offered the possibility of co-operation. "The counter-espionage agents were stunned when they discovered that the source of the email was the BND," reported the German magazine Der Spiegel.
originally posted by: CloudsTasteMetallic
a reply to: Xcathdra
Hooooo boy... So the plot thickens. Unfortunately, I cannot add anything as to the veracity of these claims.
Anyway, for all the tons of information, I doubt it had any significant impact on governments around the world. It wasn’t like a revelation or a newsflash, at least not to any high level government officials.
Aside from adding this weapon to the geopolitical toolbox, though, I can’t think of anything else useful coming from Ed Snowden’s efforts.
I believe this is all kinda related, though, because of the damage done to many of our international relationships. The thing I question about Merkel’s motives here is why she made the spying thing a public issue; was it a) to score political points, or b) is it possible that she’s actually so naive as to believe that nations can be “trusting friends” and conduct business under the buddy/honor system? Surely it’s a)..
originally posted by: avenged10fold
LOL @ demanding truth from USA
Nice try Germany...