posted on Jun, 30 2013 @ 01:34 PM
Originally posted by an0nThinker
We are going too far, spying on our allies. Not only are they violating the rights of the American people but also our allies in Europe.
So it appears that Snowden has handed over fairly recent top secret stuff to Germany then,
the article states :
"On behalf of the European Parliament, I demand full clarification and require further information speedily from the US authorities with regard to
these allegations," Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament said in a statement.
The accusations, if proven true, would have a "severe impact" on transatlantic relations, Mr Schulz warned, saying he was "deeply worried and shocked"
by the report.
But, out of the other side of the mouth....
Green Party leaders in the European Parliament, Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit
called for existing U.S.-EU agreements on the exchange of bank transfer and passenger
record information to be canceled
So, whom is spying upon whom?
To read this stuff, one would imagine that the thousands, if not millions of
spy satellites up there in the sky are just a fairly tale.
Not that this is boring, its all very good spy work.
The thing is everyone is doing it. Every nation that has the capability
is spying, and its been that way for centuries, albeit since the 50s
the tech has gotten quite sophisticated, and far more sensitive.
It will be interesting to see the outcome of all of this "leaking".
edit on 30-6-2013 by burntheships because: (no reason given)