NSA Spying On EU Explained In Terms They Can Understand

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It seems our European friends have a case of the madz.  For some reason, they don’t like us spying on them

Emerging allegations that America’s National Security Agency bugged and hacked European Union offices stoked tension Sunday between U.S. and European officials, with German prosecutors announcing they are probing the claims. 

The allegations were carried in a report by the German magazine Der Spiegel. They are the latest claims to surface regarding NSA surveillance activity, as on-the-lam leaker Edward Snowden feeds a series of sensitive documents to the media. Der Spiegel did not specifically say how it obtained the information. 

European Parliament President Martin Schulz, in response, demanded a clarification from the NSA about the alleged program. 

“I am deeply worried and shocked about the allegations of U.S. authorities spying on EU offices,”  Schulz said in a statement.

But, see, this is all a simple misunderstanding.  See, we know we have to spy on someone in order to prevent acts of terrorism over here in the US.  But, the Europeans know full well that we can’t just spy on terrorists.  That would be wrong.  And, just to make sure that we’re not tempted to be wrong, we’ll simply spy on a continent which doesn’t produce many terrorists. 

Again, we know we can’t just spy on the Mid-east and other places prevalent with Muslim terrorists, so we have to spy on other places.  Now, get over your madz, and realize this is all for our own good. 

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20 Responses to NSA Spying On EU Explained In Terms They Can Understand

  1. Latitude says:

    honest….I think they are just making a big deal out of it…because we got caught..and they can
    …there’s a more than even chance they are doing the exact same thing to us

    ….now I’m waiting on all the liberals that raised hell when Bush did 1/100th of this

    how in this world did we end up with these morons in charge…in my lifetime?

    • leftinbrooklyn says:

      ‘I think they are just making a big deal out of it…because we got caught..and they can’

      Yep. Faux rage. What, NOW the Euros are against intrusive government? Even one other than their own? Do they even have a pretense of autonomy? Nationally or individually?

      Not buying it.

      • DirkH says:

        ….of course, Germany, just like all other EU members, has dutifully implemented a law to follow the European data retention directive…
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telecommunications_data_retention#European_Union
        …we might have to rework it a little as our supreme court has declared it as unconstitutional already though…
        …the details are currently being worked out…
        …the Idiot Pirate Party tries to make hay out of it without ever mentioning that Germany has to have such a law as required by the EU… You know they play the same shell game as everyone else…. criticize the current government. Not the EU; they’re a pro EU party for all I can tell…

        • leftinbrooklyn says:

          I thought there was no longer a word for ‘unconstitutional’ in the languages of that continent.

        • DirkH says:

          The EU has no constitution. Member states still might have one. Of course the EU tries to formulate its commandments in such a way that everything is smooth sailing. Running a dictatorship consisting of nominal democracies is complicated, but the reward is an apathetic populous.

      • Latitude says:

        and the other countries are not buying it either……remember when the head of China refused to stay on that ranch in Calif with Obama…..he checked into a motel!

  2. miked1947 says:

    5% truth and 95% fiction and people eat up all of it! If some had scripted a scenario to diver attention away from other problems they would have done something like this. To simple and to convincing. It is what people wanted to hear!

  3. kelly liddle says:

    I am aware that you spy on us (Australia) and there has been talk about this for many years. Where there is smoke there probably is fire. Now I don’t really have a problem with you spying on us and the only way as a country we can counter is to occasionally provide false information and check for reactions. With industrial espionage really it falls to the companies involved to protect themselves but where it is supported by governments like in some areas of trade then have to hope the government does their best that is all. It will come as no surprise I do not want some large expensive force to try and beat the superpowers you and China because it would be pointless you guys will beat us. Snowden is just a wake up call, everyone with a bit of common sense knows what is going on and always has. The biggest thing that has been revealed to me is the size of your security apparatus and having more than 1 million with top security clearance. It is pretty much a guarantee that you have many spys working for foreign governments in your system because it is impossible to control that many people. Bigger is not always better.

    • Latitude says:

      kelly, I agree….who in their right mind would think 1 million government workers could keep a secret
      and now they’re doing our health care!..and getting even bigger

    • philjourdan says:

      It is one thing to “spy” on friends. Israel does it all the time. However ,this is spying on the diplomats (who are probably the most ignorant target imaginable). In other words, the only reason would be to dig up dirt. not to collect intel.

      Now that may lead to intel as blackmail is an international game. However, more often than not, it is simply manipulating elections. IN other words, we don’t care what you know, as we will install our own puppets (Gilliard anyone?) That is why this one is causing howls of pain, not protest.

      YOu missed the trick here.

      • kelly liddle says:

        Phil
        If it is what you say then that is concerning but nothing much smaller countries can do about it. I would also suggest it is likely to be counter productive for the US if they are too involved in politics in other countries.

        • DirkH says:

          A little squabble between nation states is part of the plan; and might even be useful for a little population reduction.

          some hints…

          Reese Commission;
          Kathrin Cacey, Norman Dodd, members of reese commission

          Kathrin Cacey FOUND that every year the foundations would discuss one question thoroughly
          in one year they would discuss is there any means more profound to change a society than a war
          they found none
          the next year they would discuss HOW to involve the USA in a war
          “We must control the state department”
          “so we must control the diplomatic apparatur”
          they send a telegram to Woodrow Wilson asking him to see that the war would not be over too quickly
          https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/

        • DirkH says:

          … this part:
          Peace Revolution episode 043: The Ultimate History Lesson with John Taylor Gatto (Hour 3 + Commentary and Analysis)

        • philjourdan says:

          Kelly, you know that, I know that, the problem is the idiot in the White House does not know that!

      • DirkH says:

        ” IN other words, we don’t care what you know, as we will install our own puppets (Gilliard anyone?) ”

        …but who is “WE”…. Obama? A puppet himself. The American People? Nope. …

        • suyts says:

          Exactly true. The American people don’t want this madness. This goes well beyond the borders of nations.

        • philjourdan says:

          We can speculate on the “We”. And whether Obama is merely a puppet himself. But as he is the current leader, he is the “We”. That may include his handlers, but he is the face of the “We”.

          Not the people, just the Napoleons.

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