German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama… before she found out the NSA has been spying on the EU.

After finding out that the US has been spying on its own citizens, why is the European Union (EU) surprised that the NSA has been spying on them too? A new document, released to The Guardian, by Edward Snowden reveals that the EU mission in New York, its embassy in Washington, as well as 38 other embassies and missions have been bugged by the NSA.

The 2010 document describes the types of spying methods used including: bugs in electronic communications gear, taps in cables, and the collection of transmissions with specialized antennae.


What not to say when caught spying: “I will say that every country in the world that is engaged in international affairs and national security undertakes lots of activities to protect its national security and all kinds of information contributes to that. All I know is that is not unusual for lots of nations.” By John Kerry- U.S. Secretary of State.

The list of targets include several Middle Eastern nations as well as traditional allies like France, Italy, Greece, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India, and Turkey. Absent from the list are the United Kingdom, Germany, and other western European states.

The documents suggest that the purpose of the spying operation against the EU was to  gather inside knowledge of policy disagreements on global issues and other rifts between member states.

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, Germany’s justice minister likened the actions to what enemies did during the cold war.

Only fueling the anger of leaders around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry said it is ‘not unusual’ for governments to bug the offices of their allies, Mail Online reports.  In response, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that “bugging friends is unacceptable.”

French premier Francois Hallande aslo expressed the anger of the other world leaders saying,  “We cannot accept this kind of behavior. We demand that this cease immediately.”

Perhaps if the NSA won’t listen to the American people’s demand for liberty and privacy, they’ll be willing to listen to the demands of world leaders.


  • Penelope Xanthakis

    I think the citizens of this United States needs to file a class-action lawsuit against, or national referendum calling for the expulsion of a national and local “representative” leadership all the way up the chain including the “Supreme” court on the basis they’re all endangering the lives of the American people both here and abroad!
    It’s time the citizens of this country got off their couch-potato, crack-smokin’, convenience-minded, economically-dependent, consumer-ridden behinds and picked up a book (like Creature from Jeckyll Island, or A Foreign Policy of Freedom) and learned about what their “elected” leadership is doing to them AND THEIR PAYCHECKS. The fruits of your labor do not belong to the federal government…and it should be clear by now that what their spending your hard-earned money on is not what I think you’d want it spent on…but, they didn’t ask or inform you how they are spending it, and it’s painfully apparent it isn’t even Constitutional!! Wake up Americans!!! You don’t REALLY want a Revolution DO YOU?! Do you know what happens to a national economy when Revolution really hits? Again, I implore you…READ, READ, and READ some more. You’re not going to get this through your heads watching the BOOB tube (there’s a reason it’s called that).
    Just take a few months out of your short life span and learn what our fore-fathers knew when they fought and died for the liberation of the body and soul and drafted our Constitution and READ the PREAMBLE!! It tells you WHY they emancipated themselves from the tyranny of the British empire…anybody noticed how much we’ve been EMBRACING the Brits and all that is English-accent for the past 50 years?…anybody notice how important the agenda is for our government and in the media to GO GLOBAL. We’re losing our sovereignty and our Constitutional imperatives right before our children’s eyes (look to the media to show you…more Europeans, more India, more China, more Japan…even American shows with more subtitles to introduce the new languages we’ll be speaking here…after, all we are a melting pot…or did they just sell all our land out to the highest foreign bidder)…and, WHY? Because we’re too lazy and too distracted with Monday Night Football and Gucci accessories to notice or CARE?!! After all, we’re going to die soon, right? Amazing…
    We’ve become a laughing stock in the international economic communities (check our the BRIC countries and their new currency) and we’ll be the last to be informed that our dollar is no longer the reserve currency around the world…I’ll bet you don’t even know what that means, or what the implications of that are for us…what a shame!!
    Wake up…or dig a deep hole, you’re going to need it! To either die in, or fight from…the choice is yours.