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Germany Expels CIA Chief Over Spying Scandal Amid "Deep Rift"

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You know things are not going your way when a long-time ally and peer in the world's power structure 'shuns' you. On the heels of the exposure of a 2nd "spy case", Germany has had enough...

  • *GERMANY EXPELS U.S. DIPLOMAT OVER ESPIONAGE AFFAIR
  • *GERMAN GOVT TAKING ISSUE 'VERY SERIOUSLY,' CHANCELLERY SAYS
  • *EXPULSION LINKED TO INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED U.S. SPYING

It appears the US surveillance efforts was crossing Merkel's red line and the 'diplomat' appears to the CIA station chief. Of course, we are sure President Obama knew nothing about this spying...

As Bloomberg reports,

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government asks representative of U.S. security services at embassy in Berlin to leave Germany.

 

• Expulsion tied to investigations into U.S. espionage activity in Germany, Federal Chancellery says in e-mailed statement.

 

• “The government takes these activities very seriously,” Germany’s Federal Chancellery says in e-mailed statement.

 

• Trustful cooperation with U.S. “indispensable” to Germany, though must be reciprocated

As DPA adds,

The chief US Central Intelligence Agency officer in Germany is to be expelled in a sign of Berlin's anger at two cases of possible US espionage uncovered in the past week, a senior German legislator said Thursday.

 

Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to confirm the impending move, which would be an act of diplomatic hostility unprecedented in the seven decades the two nations have been the closest of allies.

 

"I am not going to speculate," she told reporters. "When we have a sufficient factual basis ... we will decide what can be done. I can't offer more precise information than that." The intention to ask the head of the CIA's Germany station to leave was disclosed by Clemens Binninger, chief of the German parliament's intelligence committee, after his group received a confidential briefing from intelligence officials in Berlin.

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Making friends and influencing people wherever we go...

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As we noted above Merkel has been oddly quiet...

Curiously, while Merkel had much to say about the historic Germany
trouncing of Brazil in the world cup, she had no comment on either of
the spy cases. One wonders just how much dirt on the German chancellor
the NSA has. Here's a hint: "New Biography Causes Stir: How Close Was Merkel to the Communist System?" Then again, considering the public fury over US spying, maybe the recent two "unmolings"
are an indication that just as the US prepares to punish Commerzbank
and Deutsche Bank, Germany will no longer stand idly by and allow its
"closest ally" to dictate its fate much longer.

 

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Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:21 | 4942880 Headbanger
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Moar of Germany saying "Fich dich Barry!"

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942915 philipat
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Mabe they should just ask for some more Gold back??

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:40 | 4942969 COSMOS
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This is all window dressing, note they expelled this Chief but another will be appointed and they will still have a CIA CHIEF occupying Germany.

Its all meaningless until they expel the American bases.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:43 | 4942986 DeadFred
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Did they know of these two spies for years and are now outing them as pretext for a change in relations?Lies are the native language for politicians so who can say.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:47 | 4942992 COSMOS
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http://rt.com/news/171828-germany-expel-cia-chief/

Note how Obummer has a knife at Merkels Back

Once a Chicago Thug, always a Chicago Thug

Serioulsy though just like that Toronto mayor, what the heck are the German people thinking putting Merkel in power.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:55 | 4943024 Toronto Kid
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That Toronto mayor got costs down & successfully negotiated contracts with unions who otherwise would have gone on strike. That's why the guy is still popular; he gets the job done, he just doesn't get invited to any backyard bbqs.

I don't want a friend in office. I want a rotweiller in office who gets the job done.

I could care less about the crack cocaine and the other schtick.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:01 | 4943035 SoilMyselfRotten
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Join the rest of the recently enlightened Germany, we're all being watched by Unca Sam

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:15 | 4943094 pods
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The End the FED rallies are bigger in Germany than in the US.  The regular Germans might be starting to chap Merkel's ass a bit.

This might just be to give her and the other globalists a bit of cover while marching towards their supranational government goals.

pods

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:15 | 4943095 Tsukato
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Who cares. Didn't anyone see this story yesterday?

1/3 of All Americans Already Implanted With RFID Chips

In a shocking study it was recently revealed that 1 in 3 individuals tested had an active RFID in them, and they were unaware of it

In a publication from the Wyoming Institute of Technology (WIT) “Analysis of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete United States Populations“, it has been reported that doctors tested 2955 Americans from different geographic locations and walks of life.

The test subjects were stripped down and scanned bodily to see if RFID chips could be detected.

From the abstract:

“Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Chips have been used extensively in wildlife ecology and conservation to identify and track individual specimens in a population. It has been unknown, however, how often RFID chips have been implanted in human populations for the tracking and identification of individuals. This study analyzed the prevalence of RFID Chips in 3 geographically discrete populations and found that, on average, 1 in 3 individuals carried an RFID Chip. Interestingly, there was a strong correlation with RFID Chip presence and previous dental work.”

Far from knowingly implanting the RFID chips in their hands as is often reported in the media, the majority detected by the researchers were from dental work - fillings, bridges, crowns, etc. The chips are often inserted during the manufacturing process, and the patient is never aware of its existence.

A report on RFID implants from The Open Dentistry Journal explains:

A general dentist without any special training or assistance from a laboratory technician can easily perform the incorporation of a microchip transponder in a denture and the procedure is extremely economical. Its inclusion offers many benefits in dental prosthetic labeling; allowing not only the storage of patient’s medical records on a searchable database, but also information on the materials used and so providing traceability. Ultimately the chip could play an invaluable forensic role in assisting with human identification.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:45 | 4943200 nostromo17
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What is your source for this?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:45 | 4943202 laomei
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”National Report" is a satire (fake) news site.  You sad lonely idiot.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:59 | 4943275 Tsukato
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You used to be pretty nice. I'm the guy from CQ.
The source was redicecreations.com
Thanks for the insult fuckstick.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:08 | 4943325 COSMOS
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maybe because Tsukato is a japanese name and laomei is chinese...go figure, sign of the times, everyone is turning on everyone else...unpack your guns and ammo

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:31 | 4943432 Tsukato
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Tsukato is the jap pronunciation of an American (?) name. Can you guess it? Kinda like makudonaldotsu.
By the way: there are no Japanese names starting with tsu. At least that's what my ex said.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:12 | 4943646 Grimnir
Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:42 | 4943511 Tsukato
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Oops, you may be right. A friend of mine back in the states told me it came from that source too. He said in in a much less bitchy way though, so still fuck you.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:09 | 4944774 Berspankme
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Igave you a green arrow merely for the use of the word "fuckstick". One of my favorites

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:16 | 4943653 Welder
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@Tsukato: You're an anti-dentite ! That's what you are !

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4943723 Bananamerican
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"Precious bodily fluids, Mandrake"

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:34 | 4944092 RaceToTheBottom
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I just had all my teeth pulled to get around this.  I showed them.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:04 | 4943586 Anybody
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Re: Toronto_Kid: "That Toronto mayor got costs down ..."

His cost savings are all a fraud. The guy's a bully and a jerk. In recent memory, Lastman was the best, but he totally screwed up (or pleased his business friends) with the Sheppard subway. It should have been on Finch.

Having said that, at least Ford wanted a subway for Scarborough and not the LRT. And he did not introduce toll roads, which will be certain if Chow gets in. He also got rid of those extra license fees, so he did make the drivers of Toronto happier.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:35 | 4944848 Toronto Kid
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Everyone has their good and bad. He is a bully and jerk, but I don't see a Mr. NiceGuy successfully dealing with the unions over garbage removal, etc.

Lastman was done when he called in the army to shovel snow the year the City decided they didn't need to budget for winter snow removal. Like Toronto was freakin' Hawaii or something.

The next mayor will ruin the place; they have no money, lots of infrastructure to replace and a desperate need for extra subway lines. I used to drive into Toronto for work, but now it's twice as fast taking the GO Train as it is to drive. If I could only convince the boss to relocate the office out of the downtown core ...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:43 | 4946059 Nassim
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Correct. Merkel knew full well that she was being spied on - because no one got the sack after it was "discovered"

When Willy Brandt found out that he was being spied on he resigned from office. He was neither working for the Soviets or the Americans

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guillaume_Affair

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:43 | 4942979 Chief KnocAHoma
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Valerie Jarret (Sitting at the President's desk. She hangs up the phone): Mr. President Germany just expelled our CIA Chief. 

President Obama: What doe that mean? How should we respond?

Jarret: It means our relationship with the most powerful country in Europe is fracturing, and Russia will use that against us and maybe against the dollar.

Obama: Maybe we should accuse them of being racist?

Jarret: I'm not sure that is course of action we should pursue. We may need something a little more intricate.

Obama: Okay then accuse them of being anti-woman, anti-imigrant, anti-lesbian-gay-transgender, anti-middle class, anti-muslem and racist.

Jarrett: Right. No need to accuse them of being anti-jewish.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:00 | 4943038 SuperRay
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I guess having criminals working on your side is ok, but when the criminals turn on you, they're not so welcome any more...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:46 | 4943822 Chief KnocAHoma
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Who is the wise ass that has the balls to down vote this?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:20 | 4943390 Professor Fate
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Achtung Barack!!  Schicken Sie mir mein Gold oder den Lauf meiner Tiger-Panzer in den Arsch stecken.

Affectionately,
Angela

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max"

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:12 | 4943081 Hughing
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Obama doesn't give a shit tho

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:15 | 4944010 doctor10
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Get back to us when the control freaks at NSA have been expelled-and we have a fourth ammendment again.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:20 | 4944041 Jumbotron
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"It appears the US surveillance efforts was crossing Merkel's red line and the 'diplomat' appears to the CIA station chief. Of course, we are sure President Obama knew nothing about this spying..."

 

Of course Obama didn't know anything about this spying.  He's too busy inspecting the border.......oh, wait.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:21 | 4942883 linniepar
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Looks like our plan to alienate ourselves from the world is going swimmingly. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:30 | 4942928 philipat
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# Bring back our spies......

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:06 | 4943056 COSMOS
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Its ok we have enough of them back home spying on us, keep some employed outside our borders lol

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:44 | 4942989 DaveyJones
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we ARE #1

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:21 | 4942884 Bastiat
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Assuming Obama knows nothing is always a safe bet.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:45 | 4942960 Dr. Engali
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"There is nothing happening at the border that I am not intimately aware of"

 

~Barack Hussein Obama

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:11 | 4944785 Berspankme
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 he read about it on zerohedge

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:21 | 4942885 SmackDaddy
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how far have we fallen to give germans the moral high ground.  unbelievable....

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:29 | 4942927 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Yeah I know it is like the pot calling the kettle black since they all do it. If the NSA and GCHQ are really that good a German and/or Russian diplomat or 2 will be outed for the same reasons as a reminder then everyone will quietly come to an agreement and cut the shit.

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:52 | 4943546 Miles Ahead
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how far have we fallen to give germans the moral high ground.  unbelievable....

I'm in tears.  The moral high ground?  Was that before or after you - or "we" helped the a certain National Socialist Workers Party in Germany consolidate power?  Man, how old are you?  Are you young, or just that naive?  Do you know about the 50's, 60's, 70's... 2001... 2014's?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:21 | 4942887 firstdivision
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“Act well your part; there all the honour lies.”

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:22 | 4942890 buzzsaw99
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hey germany: let the wookie win

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:47 | 4943001 DaveyJones
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I tried picturing Hillary in circular braids and sure enough, she's a bad actress too 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:40 | 4942891 Notsobadwlad
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The world turning against the US at the same time it is ripped apart through internal conflict and mistrust by Obama and the hidden powers. It was prophesized many years ago and many times since.

The people are being led astray and for the most part they have no clue how dark the power is that controls them.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:23 | 4942893 NotApplicable
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#winning

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:24 | 4942898 orangegeek
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hey Barry,

 

Sie sind ein Arschloch

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:51 | 4943006 Haus-Targaryen
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This sentence made me laugh.  "Sie sind ... "

How very polite of you.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:02 | 4943294 Dull Care
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No kidding. Soetoro isn't even worthy of a 'du bist'.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:25 | 4942899 LawsofPhysics
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When German and Russian interests align and are being openly discussed look the fuck out. 

same as it ever was...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:52 | 4943010 DaveyJones
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it's almost as if violent, thieving, controlling empires can piss people off 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:16 | 4944014 Debeachesand Je...
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The real shocker will be when a Russian General becomes NATO Surpreme Commander.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:24 | 4942900 Agent P
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If he didn't already know about this, then our spying isn't all that good. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:24 | 4942901 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Russians are busy at work...

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:28 | 4942903 katchum
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In games, a discovered spy will be executed and the nation will go to war.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:25 | 4942904 Duc888
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Political cover.  It means nothing.  It has to appear as if she is doing something to protect her citizens.

 

Back to the regular business of spying in 3......2....1.... second.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942906 pods
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One guy expelled? Snoozeville.

Now, if they clear out the military bases, game on.

Germany ain't gonna be able to do shit.

What happened when they demanded their gold repatriation?

The FED said no and they said okay.

pods

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:27 | 4942918 buzzsaw99
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^^^this^^^

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:13 | 4943083 Oh regional Indian
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<<<<<<that>>>>>>>>>

and the 3rd thing....

The story is a farce, the actors are hams and somewhere a tribe is missing it's idiot.....

Enough Said.....al-Baghdaadi....

;-)

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:31 | 4942935 Dr. Engali
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When the Roman empire fell the Germans absorbed much of what was left of the Roman army on German soil. Just saying...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:35 | 4942941 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, this would be part of a new German-Russian aliance.  However, the fact that the "spy" was not executed may speak volumes about who really controls Germany, that and your point about their gold.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:44 | 4942993 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Well that gold didn't disappear you know. It maybe recyclable but it isn't perishable.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:45 | 4942994 pods
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Long term Germany and Russia have common interests.  As you know quite well, resources are the name of the game. Russia has them, Germany wants them.

The US is slipping into irrelevance, like the ever fattening prom king who still lives life looking backwards.

Our BS about we could apply ourselves and start liquefying NG and supplying Europe is another drunken wish fest. If that happened, the mainland US could not afford the 2-3x jump in prices of NG for starters.

The US is like a baby Thompson's Gazelle, and the Cheetah around our neck is, as Agent Smith might say, inevitability.

pods

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:54 | 4943248 FlyingDutchman
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Former Chancellor Schröder has openly said this on television.

And ... was criticised for working with a human rights abusing dictator.

Good thing the other allies are role models of humanitarianism. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:10 | 4943642 DaveyJones
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i think it's prom queen (at least in the states where the marriage is legal)

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:30 | 4943722 pods
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I actually had that Davey, but wanted to be equal opportunity.

And an older, desperate former prom queen can make for a memorable event, if you make it past the crying and the "you still think I'm beautiful right?"

pods

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 20:16 | 4945652 DaveyJones
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how did you know that every time I call you beautiful, I start crying?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:51 | 4943007 Bingo Hammer
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We would all be very naive to think the Germans are some powerless bunch of nerds with no idea what to do or how to do it when faced with the machinations of the Fed and the Anglo-American hegemony Pods. Instead we may consider what they are capable of/could do if they are pushed hard enough....I think that balance may have reached a tipping point to the negative

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:10 | 4943070 pods
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Oh long term they do have power (see my post directly above).  Just this action is a big nothingburger.

pods

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942907 Dr. Engali
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The empire is becoming more of a joke with each passing day. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:27 | 4942921 Sudden Debt
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empire? your gates are being overrun as we speak and the gold treasure is long gone.

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:01 | 4943037 irie1029
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Empire as in Spaceballs... No offense Rick Moranis.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:13 | 4943649 DaveyJones
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i just wish it wasn't on us

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942909 timeless21
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But but bobama said Merkel is my BEST ally...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942912 Sudden Debt
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expels?.... they should shoot him!

jeez...

in the good old days this shit was much more exiting...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:26 | 4942914 beavertails
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Obama is like Sargent Shultz.  I know NUTHING Herr Commandant!  I learn things from CNN.

http://townhall.com/video/montage-obama-discovers-every-scandal-through-...

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:54 | 4943017 Atomizer
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Good one. He'll tell us, the discovery was found in the NY TIMES article. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:28 | 4942923 Spungo
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Thankfully Germany didn't execute him. It's tradition to execute spies.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:31 | 4942932 SmackDaddy
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regretfully

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:59 | 4943031 zerocash
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Only during wartime. Which is long due.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:32 | 4942937 fonzannoon
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#Germany we have your passwords and can email them to you j/k LOL CIA

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:35 | 4942944 WTFUD
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Putin on the Ritz.
Snowden for Prez, Rules by Executive Order from CIS until they weweed out the killer mercs from the ussa.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:21 | 4943121 Volkodav
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Watch Merkel here...will not look up... she needs to go!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIi4a7ri-dc

Putin on the Ritz....Sparrow Hill  Moscow 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNXd3wX_USc

 

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:30 | 4943697 dogbreath
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you are right but how did she slide in there to begin with.    That bitch on the podium talks about right wing nationalism in the same breath as loss of industrial capital and declining wages in the most regulated jurisdictions in the world.   She's from " The Leftist" party.    I guess the marxist lenninist label didn't sell anymore.      

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:35 | 4942946 youngman
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He must of been the guy in the Brazil Jersey...just tryiing to fit in....

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:36 | 4942950 HamRove
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All good news. The US is just burning every bridge they can, and in return they are going to get a very uncooperative NATO. The Germans and the French will rebuke the US in favor the Russian alliances, and there you have a major blow to the PetroDollar

America's foreign policy is just AWESOME!

and by awesome I mean in the shitter. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4943719 Flagit
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I used to have a joke that I've burned more bridges than the French Resistance!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:09 | 4944507 Analyse2
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General Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote: "Throughout France the Resistance had been of inestimable value in the campaign. Without their great assistance the liberation of France would have consumed a much longer time and meant greater losses to ourselves."

This caused the death, arrest, or deportation of 90,000 resistance fighters

http://voices.yahoo.com/the-french-resistance-world-war-ii-400073.html

Estimated to have a strength of 100,000 in June 1944, the FFI grew rapidly, doubling by the following month, and reaching approximately 400,000 by October of that year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:47 | 4944676 Analyse2
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As apparently History is not your favorite subject I’ll give you a more complete view:

* Apart from the puppet government based in Vichy, there was a free government based in London under the authority of General De Gaulle.

* During the Italian campaign of 1943, 130,000 Free French soldiers fought on the Allied side (under General Juin)

* By the time of the Normandy invasion, Free French forces numbered approximately half a million regulars and more than 100,000 French Forces of the Interior (FFI).

The FFI in Normandy and the Île-de-France region surrounding Paris began to harass German forces intensively, cutting roads and railways, setting ambushes and fighting conventional battles alongside their allies. This caused the death, arrest, or deportation of 90,000 resistance fighters  -  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Resistance

General Eisenhower estimated the value of the Résistance to have been equal to ten to fifteen divisions at the time of the landings  -  http://voices.yahoo.com/the-french-resistance-world-war-ii-400073.html

* The Free French 2nd Armored Division, under General Philippe Leclerc, landed in Normandy, and, in the waning days of summer 1944, led the drive toward Paris.

* 3500 French pilots served in the RAF  -  http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Air_Force

* 6 Free French divisions did contribute hugely to the Provence landing (under General De Lattre de Tassigny). They held their ground in Alsace during the battle of the Bulge, disobeying Eisenhower’s orders to retreat.

* In 1945 the Allied Forces on the west front consisted in:  US: 45 divisions -  UK: 12 divisions -  France: 9 divisions -  Poland: 1 division.  In total, not a lot compared with the Soviet forces on the east side.

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 13:00 | 4950008 Flagit
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It was a metaphor, you dipshit.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:36 | 4942953 agent default
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"How to irritate people". By Monty Python  the US government.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:04 | 4943051 WTFUD
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Starring Barry O as John Cleese.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:40 | 4942973 Reaper
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It's time for Merkel, through a surrogate, to offer cash for the NSA files on Obama. Does the honor of spies not have a price?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:54 | 4943019 Haus-Targaryen
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I'd laugh. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:40 | 4942974 XuscitizenSweden
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Absolutely excellent news I say Frau Merkel. It's a beginning.

Next step, cut the power to all of the nsa-stations in the bundesrepublik. After that, close all amerikkkan military bases. Throwout the the occupation forces.

WW II ended 69 years ago....suck on that 1 Obomber. Problem is the yanks have become facists this time around. Nazis/Facists have a very strong tendency to destroy everything as they lose their grip. Verstehen Sie Angie Baby?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:59 | 4943279 FlyingDutchman
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Germany should offer immunity to every wannabee defector in exchange for loads and loads of dirt.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:28 | 4943713 dogbreath
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the unclean cannot grant immunity to the unclean.    just be happy sombody doesn't have a leash on your neck

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:45 | 4942996 q99x2
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They should have water boarded him to find out which oligarchs provide the CIA with the most funding.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:51 | 4943008 no more banksters
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Who is considered ostensible ally by the US?

Another cold war within the new cold war between “allies”

http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/07/who-is-considered-ostensible-...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:53 | 4943013 NoWayJose
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I bet our spook was trying to find out just how much physical gold Germany still has in its possession...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 09:59 | 4943032 junction
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You will know Germany is serious when it blocks the U.S. Embassy from importing liquor without first paying German import duties on the booze.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:02 | 4943041 WTFUD
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Auf Wiedersehen,Pet

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:02 | 4943046 souljaboy
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Remember that great speech Obama gave in Germany during his campaign? Good times.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:05 | 4943055 Dr. Engali
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Back then he filled a stadium full of useful idiots, now he needs bullet proof glass. Hope and change bitchez!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:11 | 4943072 WTFUD
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Yeah but by the 3rd visit it was lock down with a 5 mile radius cordoned off.
YES WE SCAN!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:40 | 4943134 Pee Wee
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Freedom zones for your security.

One will quickly be able to discern who the spineless nations are - who's gripped in USA Fascism.  If I were a politician in any country with USA presence that presence would be expelled on principle - zero exceptions.

Let them eat cake.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:54 | 4943890 Flagit
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Wake me when they start throwing shoes.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:05 | 4943054 irie1029
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This country has had the most inept leadership - it is unfathomable.  It spies on its own citizens and oh by the way even an imbicile would deduce they must spy on everyone.   US needs a major reset.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:09 | 4943067 Circle of DNA
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Germans are waking up! The Wall Street hypnosis is no longer effective in the land of Nietzsche : "no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself"

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:14 | 4943085 tuttisaluti
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only name I have for obama is "Dumpfbacke"

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:17 | 4943107 WTFUD
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Barry expels John Kerry in a TIT for tat response.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:20 | 4943118 Pee Wee
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Send him to Russia, the States don't want him.  Don't forget to send his family packing, too.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:22 | 4943125 Son of Captain Nemo
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Why is Germany stopping at evicting the "Chief U.S. Intelligence Agency officer" ?...

Why the fuck don't they throw the entire DOS, DoD and the bases that go with them off their property?...

The German people need to make it happen otherwise "it never will"...

Angela Merkel is on her way out blackmailed by the NSA or not, and like the Karzai government in Afghanistan their are no "alternates".

The U.S. has played it's worst last game of poker on the Wolrd stage and it's out of  cards and chips!

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:03 | 4943601 joethegorilla
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While driving to work I will pass a BMW dealership. Perhaps I will stop in and see if they can provide some insight to your qusetions.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:24 | 4943132 Calculus99
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Got to keep tabs on those blond haired Bratwurst eating terrorists.

See how clever they are? You thought Terrorists had black hair didn't you? You thought they all eat lamb and goat? You thought they all drive around on mopeds and beaten up Toyota trucks?

So next time you see a blonde haired couple, eating hot dogs and driving a VW or BMW, you better report them for suspicious activities.

The devil comes in many disguises.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:42 | 4943190 nostromo17
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Germany never was and never will be our ally or anybody elses.

Germany is just an arrogant whore that pretends to ally itself with countries only to serve its own interest.

They still harbor a superiority Uber Mensch complex and would gladly dominate the world if they could.

Screw Germany. Though we should have spies there since they can't be trusted. Another intelligence

blunder under the regime.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00 | 4943584 JR
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This is nonsense. Germany is an industrial power of tremendous potential and its people are proud, intelligent, hard-working, ambitious, resourceful and independent.

The US occupation of Germany has not much longer to last, especially since some of those characteristics you erroneously applied to Germany have begun to stick to the US/Israeli Empire.

Demonizing Germany in this way goes to back more than a century with Britain’s worry that the Germany would be a superior economic competitor. And every word Winston Churchill spoke, from naval official to prime minister, was to demonize, accuse and lie about the German nation.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:10 | 4943639 joethegorilla
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And all the while the Germans were just minding their own business. 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:48 | 4943842 JR
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Pretty much.

The world wars have a lot of complicating issues that the victors, Britain and America and France, have ignored. And it is foolish to accept Churchill’s history of Europe as being accurate. These issues include the tremendous wave of communism sweeping into Germany before and after WWI, the debilitating punishment of the Versailles Treaty, the Jewish-banker domination of Berlin and the Jewish economic and social hegemony over Germany by the late 1800s, the British duplicity in bringing the US into WWI, the British use of poison gas in WWI, the hypocrisy of war crimes such as the deliberate civilian annihilation in the Dresden bombing, and the refusal of the Allied Powers to work with potential peace efforts that would have stopped Hitler.

As Lord John Maynard Keynes warned: The greed cemented into the Treaty of Versailles led to Germany’s 1923 hyperinflation and forced impoverishment that led, ultimately, to WWII.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:43 | 4943198 nostromo17
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How about the U.S. bans German products? And Chinese products.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:02 | 4943295 FlyingDutchman
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What would left on American shelves?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:05 | 4943613 Bunga Bunga
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Recall vouchers?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:08 | 4943632 joethegorilla
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A lot less junk at first. And then you would start to read about new factories being built here, then jobs, then people getting off of welfare, then communities being rebuilt by actual solid economic activity. Then unions, then wage inflation, then cries from the owner class for more imports, outsourcing, etc.

 

  

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:49 | 4943226 djsmps
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Because it's always worth repeating: 

Obama Kept In The Dark About Blown Spying Operation In Germany: Report

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/09/obama-german-spy_n_5570503.html

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:55 | 4943264 early riser
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Professional politicians can never, I repeat: NEVER, be trusted.

Even sincere promising ones will soner or later be either corrupted or voted out of office.

What is needed is a group of people who are political atheists,  educated and awake, cunning enough to see through TPTB propaganda, to direct a blowtorch to the feet of these human chameleons.

Choose your weapon - direct action - democratic - financial - personal - educational

You handle the propaganda - we handle the blowtorch

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:09 | 4943327 tony wilson
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i would call this a minor distraction.

the fat dried up lesbian does not care to talk of the gold.

everytime she fails to talk of the theft of her kraut cuntries gold.

the more it is proof of blackmail and the iron grip the cia and the pentagon has on this vassel germanic state.

like the 911 israeli dancers befores

get your sick bucket out

look at the dancing fat lesbian whore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXYxNDbPmKk

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4943498 Circle of DNA
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CIA/NSA is essentially an extension of The Wall Street thievery gang. It was never about any security of the US citizens and it never meant to  protect anybody but to advance business advantages of the 1%. There are numerous books and documents describing the true nature of the American "security agencies".  Here is  a good, three part  documentary starter:
Counter intelligence pt. I: the company - Vimeo
Counter intelligence pt. II: the deep state - Vimeo
Counter intelligence pt. III: the strategy of tension - Vimeo

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:48 | 4943530 JR
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One wonders just how much dirt on the German chancellor
the NSA has. Here's a hint: "New Biography Causes Stir: How Close Was Merkel to the Communist System?"
Tyler

Puppet governments don’t toe the line out of loyalty; they are either paid or blackmailed.

When the NSA wants to taint a person it uses a little arm twisting; it digs up the dirt, whether it’s relevant or not. Merkel’s socialist background is an old story; she must be getting out of line for the Feds to dredge it up now. Just another dirty trick used by Washington’s occupiers on their way to  a global empire run by the bankers,  covered over by a Congress bought and paid by rich cartel globalists, enforced by the CIA, FBI and NSA.

“Either knuckle under or we’ll destroy your little economy with economic and banking sanctions using our web of shadowy friends.” Or, hey, maybe a war.

The US government is at the height of its hypocrisy; it’s not about “democracy”; it’s all about bribes, payoffs, campaign contributions, lobbying fees…it’s about greed and global power. And if that ain’t enough to nail an innocent person or government, we can always carry out an assassination.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:55 | 4943558 Svendblaaskaeg
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Obozo the musical:

I Just Fucking Shot Myself (in the foot again)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTGmTrQXrwg

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00 | 4943581 esum
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eh if the germs know who the cia cos is does that mean we told them or ARE THEY SPYING ON US???????

So Alexander hires a third rate investigative agency to vet Snowden who was fired from the cia.... Alexander is simply BRILLIANT..... then sop in the NSA allows a third rate pimp to gather immense amounts of highly sensitive files...and exit the country.... with tons of sensitive data.... 

AND now Alexander sells wall street access to the NSA files for MILLIONS.... super brilliant, and no one questions his loyalty.. must have a pic of a goat fuking obumbler and holder.... 

Anyone sticks a memory stick in my pc it sets off an alert.... maybe i should sell this to the NSA..?? 

list of most active SPYS spying on the ussa: 

NSA / DOD / DHS / FBI / DEA / BATF / GOOGLE / FACEBOOK / IRS / internet marketers

ISRAEL

UK

CHINA

RUSSIA

GERMANY

CUBA

and just about every other country in the world....

 

 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02 | 4943590 falak pema
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way back in 1981 the French expelled 45 "diplomats" from Paris after a renegade KGB officer, code named "Farewell", exposed a huge KGB operation in France and gave the West some red hot secrets that even impressed arch antiSoviet President Ronald-- the knee jerk deregulator-- Reagan.

Now that Snowden is playing the role of a new Farewell to expose the NSA spy network, its only appropriate that an ex-citizen of Stasi run East German state expel the head spook of USA from her capital, as it reminds her of everything about her old state that the world detested. "Peeping into my iphone!" Mutti has pulled the rug from under the spy's feet. 

What the world needs more than anything else, in this age where spooking is going viral like nobody's business, is to make the "Farewell" type of whistle blower a Nobel prize winning icon every year so that L'Oreal can give him a huge bonus-- like to that young Belgian girl at Brazilian world cup-- for being the role model of its campaign in favour of "vous le valez bien". 

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4943716 JR
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Intelligence was once used by armies to determine the enemy's location and strategy, et cetera. but in the new world, intelligence has become the weapon rulers use to keep themselves in power with information on their citizens and on leaders of other countries.

There is no way to classify the surveillance and the amount of information NSA is gathering on Americans except to realize that it is going to be used, politically and economically, to expand the power of the government and reduce the power of the people.

Your suggestion on hero status for people such as Snowden is exactly right. Without insiders turning against the system or intelligence gatherers putting country first and becoming patriots we are helpless before despotism.

Americans and all people around the world, including Chancellor Merkel, are subject to being “bugged in their homes and offices, listened to on their cell phone conversations, their office emails read from a lab, those from home as well, any quick trips they make being known by the government as to where and why, their family members watched…”

…by American intelligence that “can see through clouds, spot a machine gun under a tent, intercept a wire transfer from a drug dealer, eavesdrop on a conversation in a building, find oil under the desert with infrared imagery…use and abuse the press for its purposes.”

Anyone is fair game.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:10 | 4943638 Anybody
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"Germany Expels CIA Chief Over Spying Scandal"

 

Why let him off easy, just to bring in another? Charge him.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:22 | 4943691 Otto Zitte
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Deport all the Interpol spooks "working" in the US

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:22 | 4943692 joethegorilla
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This whole thing over in Europe started with someone touching the Queen.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:08 | 4944247 NitneLiun
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I gather you mean touching in a " Bad touch! Bad touch!" sort of way rather a sentimentally touching way. Michelle Obama's touching can be considered only the former.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:39 | 4943766 The Reich
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Obviously a necessary pawn sacrifice.

 

Thereafter business as usual...

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:40 | 4944115 RaceToTheBottom
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I wonderwhether the US will expell some German spy in retaliation?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:04 | 4944223 Infinite QE
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As I've been stating for months, Germany needs to join with Russia in the new Anti Bolshevik Federation, get a gold backed currency and start purging the Bolsheviks from the top slots in all societies. It's the only hope the world has left.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:32 | 4944376 Obamanism
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So Ms Merkle has kick out another spy, so how is advising her? How does she know that knows spy craft and was in Eastern Germany while she was there? I wonder who it could be? VP maybe.

So the Americans are going to print a biography of Ms Merkle and her time in the former socialist times.

The German banks most vulnerable are going to get big fines?

Mr Obama needs to read Dale Carnegie Book,

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:50 | 4944433 matrix2012
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What a pitiful face of the Chancellor... feel emphatical to the espionage distress she may bear, who knows she's blackmailed for the past stasi file.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:41 | 4945037 Magooo
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This is just Merkel pretending to be pissed to appease the German people.

 

Germany is cooperating with the NSA --- as are other NATO countries -- because they are all preparting for utter chaos because we are out of CHEAP OIL --- and the economy does not grow on expensive oil

 

HIGH PRICED OIL DESTROYS GROWTH

According to the OECD Economics Department and the International Monetary Fund Research Department, a sustained $10 per barrel increase in oil prices from $25 to $35 would result in the OECD as a whole losing 0.4% of GDP in the first and second years of higher prices.  http://www.iea.org/textbase/npsum/high_oil04sum.pdf

 

THE PERFECT STORM (see p. 59 onwards)

The economy is a surplus energy equation, not a monetary one, and growth in output (and in the global population) since the Industrial Revolution has resulted from the harnessing of ever-greater quantities of energy. But the critical relationship between energy production and the energy cost of extraction is now deteriorating so rapidly that the economy as we have known it for more than two centuries is beginning to unravel. http://ftalphaville.ft.com/files/2013/01/Perfect-Storm-LR.pdf

 

Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/14/climate-change-energy-shocks-nsa-prism

 

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