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Barack Obama seeks to limit EU fallout over US spying claims

Barack Obama seeks to limit EU fallout over US spying claims

President says NSA will assess espionage allegations as France and Germany demand answers and warn of delay to trade talks

Ian Traynor in Brussels and Dan Roberts in Washington
The Guardian, Monday 1 July 2013

Barack Obama has sought to limit the damage from the growing transatlantic espionage row after Germany and France denounced the major snooping activities of US agencies and warned of a possible delay in the launch next week of ambitious free-trade talks between Europe and the US.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, and French president, François Hollande, demanded quick explanations from Washington about disclosures by the Guardian and Der Spiegel that US agencies bugged European embassies and offices. Berlin stressed there had to be mutual trust if trade talks were to go ahead in Washington on Monday.

Hollande went further, indicating the talks could be called off unless the alleged spying was stopped immediately and US guarantees were provided.


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What a load of hot air and bullshit!

The US just got "caught"....nothing more.These Europeans made spying an art form centuries before Christopher Columbus rocked up.
Wonder what is really going on? The UN has been very, very quiet...too quiet?

Obama's excuse - "Everyone's doing it." (paraphrased)

If everyone was jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge...

If everyone was doing crack...

If everyone was committing genocide...

I guess the u.S. is not so special if they just do what everyone else does. So much for that shining beacon politicians like to demagogue about.

The only thing

Liars can guarantee are more lies.

To my Liberal Trolls:
"Really Don't mind if you sit this one out. Your words but a whisper, your deafness a shout. I may make you feel, but I can't make you think."
Ian Anderson 1972