Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How Dare Russia Spy On Us, We Would Never Do That!

While we are being told how Russia is the worst, please take a deep breath and remember this little jewel. This article published in October 2013, left a bit of egg on the face of America's National Security Agency when they were found to be monitoring the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Informed sources in Germany said she was "livid" over the reports and convinced, on the basis of a German intelligence investigation, that the reports were utterly substantiated.

While President Obama assured Merkel it was not happening Berlin promptly signaled that the rebuttal referred to the present and the future and did not deny that Merkel's communications had been monitored in the past. Asked by the Guardian if the US had monitored the German Chancellor's phone in the past, a top White House official declined to deny that it had. This is all a bit sad don't you think.

Angela Merkel's call to Obama: are you bugging my mobile phone?

Germany sees credible evidence of US monitoring of chancellor as NSA surveillance row intensifies.
Please Barack, Tell Be It Isn't So!
When asked how he had communicated with Merkel during an EU summit in Brussels in 2008, then French president Nicolas Sarkozy said: "We call each other's mobiles and write text messages."
It seems the US National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff had gone on far longer and more widely than previously realized. WikiLeaks said the NSA targeted 125 phone numbers of top German officials for long-term surveillance. 
So much for those living in a glass house not throwing stones. Thank goodness for the loud bipartisan outrage over Russia getting up into our business because it is only all the noise that helps us forget our past sins. 
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1 comment:

  1. There is an expression which says "Eaten bread is soon forgotten" which applies in this case.

    Country's shouldn't, but they do. They try to eavesdrop on one another. Even so-called allies spy on one another.

    International foreign relations is a sewer, in my view. Who tells the truth is anyone's guess.