Germany to CIA Chief: Get Out!

Thursday, 10 July 2014 Germany has asked the CIA station chief in the country to leave the country at once, an unusual move that is a very public expression of anger over repeated cases of U.S. spying in the country. “The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the Embassy of the United States of…

Germans mock new Italian PM – the new Mr Bean?

  Friday, 28 February 2014 German newspapers mocked the new Italian PM Matteo Renzi(39) for having women for half of his cabinet Ministers, which is somewhat bizarre since Germany for the past 8 years is ruled by a woman Angela Merkel!? As if this wasn’t strange enough, German newspapers went perhaps a bit too far…

Welfare debate stokes Germany-EU tensions

“The German social welfare system is not a self-service convenience store for all the Europeans that come to our country,” Does the German social welfare system contravene European law? The EU seems to think so. It has made a statement regarding the rights of migrants that has caused quite a stir in Germany. Christian Social…

Not Socially Acceptable: NSA boss video ‘most hated’ on YouTube in 2013?

EEV: In all fairness to the NSA director, he is only an employee of the government. It is not appropriate he be the fall guy, unless he acted independently of his supervisors.  Published time: January 01, 2014 10:32                                                                             Director of the National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander.(AFP Photo / Alex Wong) A YouTube video in which…

‘Germany No Longer a Role Model for Europe’

SPIEGEL ONLINE 11/28/2013 03:13 PM World from Berlin Germany’s next government is expected to shower the country with goodies including a minimum wage and an earlier retirement age. Editorialists warn the extra spending sends the wrong message and will be costly for the next generation. Germany’s conservatives and left-leaning Social Democrats reached an agreement this…

Germany warns US facilities could be targeted in wake of NSA leaks

Published time: November 12, 2013 22:13                                                                              The entrance to the US Airbase is pictured in Ramstein, southern German (AFP Photo / Daniel Roland) Officials in Germany have cautioned authorities to prepare for possible attacks against United States facilities overseas as revelations continue to emerge about America’s secretive National Security Agency. As leaked classified documents continue…

Paranoia Has Undermined US Democracy

By Dirk Kurbjuweit While far from a dictatorship, the United States has employed a number of paranoid tactics that delegitimize its democracy. This phenomenon is on display in the fictional TV series “Homeland,” which depicts hysterical CIA agents in a hysterical country. Agent Carrie Mathison is a topical figure. The main character in the American…

Mass spy programmes threaten freedom of expression: Snowden

03   Nov   2013 Berlin (AFP) US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says mass secret service surveillance poses a threat to freedom of expression and open society, in a text published in a German news magazine Sunday. Snowden, who faces criminal charges in the US for leaking top-secret documents about the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) activities,…

NSA chief Keith Alexander blames diplomats for surveillance requests

EEV: And what former General was having a relationship with a Romanian Diplomat?   https://engineeringevil.com/2013/08/03/you-were-my-greatest-love-of-my-life-deeply-personal-emails-sent-between-colin-powell-and-a-blonde-romanian-diplomat-revealed-by-hacker-but-he-denies-having-an-affair/   Barbed exchange with former ambassador over spying on foreign leaders likely to deepen rift with Obama administration Paul Lewis in Baltimore theguardian.com,              Thursday 31 October 2013 22.16 EDT Keith Alexander: pointed exchange. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images The director of the…

Obama ‘gave the go-ahead for Merkel phone tapping’ as he wanted to ‘know everything’ about world’s most powerful woman, German newspaper claims

Bild  newspaper in Germany called US denials of eavesdropping ‘diplomatic lies’ as new  documents emerge They quote  a secret source which claims Obama not only sanctioned the operation against Mrs  Merkel but extended it By  Allan Hall In Berlin PUBLISHED: 20:11 EST, 27  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 20:11 EST, 27 October 2013   President Barack…

Europe should be grateful for spying, say U.S. lawmakers

World Oct. 28, 2013 – 07:00AM JST WASHINGTON — Europeans should be grateful for U.S. spying operations because they keep them safe, U.S. lawmakers said Sunday, urging allies to improve their own intelligence and oversight efforts. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers called “disingenuous” foreign governments’ outrage over the National Security Agency’s large dragnet over…

“National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander had briefed Obama on the operation against Merkel in 2010.”

Obama aware of Merkel spying since 2010: German report 27   Oct   2013 Berlin (AFP) US President Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday. Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted US intelligence sources as saying that National Security Agency…