Germany: Reports of U.S. surveillance 'unacceptable' if true

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“Zuzu's Petals”

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Jul 1, 2013
 
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In Germany, where criticism of the NSA's surveillance programs has been particularly vocal, Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger likened the spying outlined in the Der Spiegel report to "methods used by enemies during the Cold War." German federal prosecutors are examining whether the reported U.S. electronic surveillance programs broke German laws.

Green Party leaders in the European Parliament called for an immediate investigation into the claims and called for existing U.S.-EU agreements on the exchange of bank transfer and passenger record information to be canceled. Both programs have been labeled as unwarranted infringements of citizens' privacy by left-wing and libertarian lawmakers in Europe.

The dispute also has jeopardized diplomatic relations between the U.S. and some of it its most unreliable allies, including China, Russia and Ecuado

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Spying has been the norm for all countries for decades.
If it hadn't been for the rat, no one would have suspected.
What people don't comprehend is it is a matter of national security.
Freedom always comes with a price.
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Jul 1, 2013
 
BizzyBee wrote:
Spying has been the norm for all countries for decades.
If it hadn't been for the rat, no one would have suspected.
What people don't comprehend is it is a matter of national security.
Freedom always comes with a price.
and I agree 100%.

anything worth owning has a steep price, and protecting it is also expensive.

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Truer words were never spoken......

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