“Cold War”: European Officials Lash Out At New NSA Spying Report


european-unionA top German official accused the United States on today of using “Cold War” methods against its allies, after a German magazine cited secret intelligence documents to claim that U.S. spies bugged European Union offices.

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was responding to a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel, which claimed that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels. The magazine cited classified U.S. documents taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen.

“If the media reports are accurate, then this recalls the methods used by enemies during the Cold War,” Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger said in a statement to The Associated Press.

“It is beyond comprehension that our friends in the United States see Europeans as enemies,” she said, calling for an “immediate and comprehensive” response from the U.S. government to the claims.

Other European officials demanded an explanation from the U.S. “I am deeply worried and shocked about the allegations,” European Parliament President Martin Schulz said in a statement, according to CNN.

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  1. Yes, yes. The libs wanted O in the White House in order to “improve” our standing in the world. The proof was, that Obama while campaigning in 08, gave a speech at the halftime of a free concert in Germany. 75,000 people (thats what they claimed) came to the free concert.

    Now we see exactly where we stand with “the world” in general, and Germany in particular! Our standing has been lowered dramatically!