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Berlin accuses Washington of cold war tactics over snooping

Posted By admin On July 1, 2013 @ 5:35 am In Prison Planet,World News | Comments Disabled

Ian Traynor
London Guardian [1]
July 1, 2013

Transatlantic relations plunged at the weekend as Berlin, Brussels and Paris all demanded that Washington account promptly and fully for new disclosures on the scale of the US National Security Agency’s spying on its European allies.

As further details emerged of the huge reach of US electronic snooping on Europe, Berlin accused Washington of treating it like the Soviet Union, “like a cold war enemy”.

The European commission called on the US to clarify allegations that the NSA, operating from Nato headquarters a few miles away in Brussels, had infiltrated secure telephone and computer networks at the venue for EU summits in the Belgian capital. The fresh revelations in the Guardian and allegations in the German publication Der Spiegel triggered outrage in Germany and in the European parliament and threatened to overshadow negotiations on an ambitious transatlantic free-trade pact worth hundreds of billions due to open next week.

The reports of NSA snooping on Europe – and on Germany in particular – went well beyond previous revelations of electronic spying said to be focused on identifying suspected terrorists, extremists and organised criminals.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/30/berlin-washington-cold-war

[2] Berlin axes Cold War-era spying accords with US, Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/berlin-axes-cold-war-era-spying-accords-with-us-britain.html

[3] German state police criticized for electronic snooping: http://www.prisonplanet.com/german-state-police-criticized-for-electronic-snooping.html

[4] Government to roll out same snooping tactics as ‘China and Iran’ by getting access to everybody’s emails, texts, and internet browsing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/government-to-roll-out-same-snooping-tactics-as-china-and-iran-by-getting-access-to-everybodys-emails-texts-and-internet-browsing.html

[5] East German Police Covered Up A Series Of Murders At The Berlin Wall: http://www.prisonplanet.com/east-german-police-covered-up-a-series-of-murders-at-the-berlin-wall.html

[6] “Le Snub” – New Cold War In Eurozone Confirmed: Sarkozy Gives Cameron The “Cold Shoulder”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/le-snub-new-cold-war-in-eurozone-confirmed-sarkozy-gives-cameron-the-cold-shoulder.html

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