GERMANY READY TO PRESS CHARGES AGAINST OBAMA TOO

MerkelIt appears that our European Allies are getting fed up with Obama’s spying program and are prepared to intitiate international charges against Obama.  (Senator Rand is not alone)  Apparently in America Obama needs a warrant to listen in on U.S. citizen’s.  Gemans are free game.

Germany NSA Surveillance

Der Spiegel Magazine reported on Monday that the Federal Attorney General, Harald Range, told the country’s Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, that there were grounds for a criminal investigation into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone by the US National Securtiy Agency (NSA).

Placards showing U.S. President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel are seen during demonstration against NSA and in support of Snowden in Frankfurt

And it appears the Minister of Justice, who is authorized to give orders to the Federal Attorney General, would not block an investigation. A spokeswoman for the Ministry confirmed on Sunday: “The Federal Prosecutor decides completely independently.”

Berlin’s Tagesspiegel asked: “What will change for non-Americans? They should rest assured that their rights will be better protected, says Obama. But who will guarantee that – and who will check it?

Two protesters attend a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning and others in Berlin

“The White House will in future determine which governments should be monitored, not the NSA. But there will be no end to the practice of spying itself. In all, Obama has disappointed the expectations of many Germans. That should not surprise us. He is the President of Americans and they think differently and carry on using the, from their perspective, traditional methods, indifferent to outrage abroad.”

Demonstrators Protest NSA Surveillance

Volksstimme Magdeburg said: “At first sight, it seemed as if US President Obama would get through to his intelligence services, after the outrageous revelations on surveillance practices of his intelligence services.

“He would stop the huge collection of communicative data, the private sphere and the civil rights of all people should be better protected. And Obama is even expressly banning his secret services from spying on heads of government.

Protest gegen Abhörmaßnahmen und Überwachung - Berlin

“But on a closer examination, Obama’s speech turns out to be a placebo for his critics, the effects of which will not last for long. When it comes to a matter of national security, the intelligence services are allowed to continue spying…Obama points out, quite reasonably, that surveillance must be permitted to prevent acts of terrorism. And yet it was under just this cloak that the mass collection of the NSA first started.”

White European countries should learn by now that when Obama says period it means “screw you”.

    A protester stands behind posters depicting German Chancellor Merkel as he attends a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes PRISM, TEMPORA, INDECT and showing solidarity with whistleblowers Snowden, Manning and others in Berlin

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