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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 SoberOne
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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 

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