Monday, 1 July 2013

European leaders "shocked" by US bugging - What a bunch of hypocrites!

The allegations that US security services bugged EU missions and the embassies of some European countries were published at the weekend by Der Spiegel in Germany and the Guardian in Britain.

The claims have angered many in Europe.
News about US security services bugging EU missions and embassies has angered French president Francois Hollande and others in Europe:
French President Francois Hollande has laid down the law to Barack Obama, telling him that spying on the EU must "immediately stop".
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, also weighed in, with a spokesman saying: "Bugging friends is unacceptable".
Both countries warned that relations with the United States could suffer as a result.
The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz has said that the is "deeply shocked" by the allegations. The European Commission called it "disturbing news if proven true". 
What a bunch of  hypocrites these people are! 

They all know that their own security services are doing exactly the same - although with smaller resources, and probably with less success. Formally Europe and the US are "allies", however in the real world they are competitors in most areas. 
Secretary of State John Kerry is of course right:
 "Every country in the world that is engaged in international affairs of national security undertakes lots of activities to protect its national security, and all kinds of information contributes to that."

In reality the news about US spying are a welcome opportunity for Hollande and the rest to focus public attention away from their own failed policies. 

Besides, France and Germany have not been real allies of the US for decades. 

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