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United States tracked Merkel´s
phone since 2002: report

Reuters, by Annika Breidthardt & Gernot Heller

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/27/2013 4:47:24 AM

Berlin - The United States may have bugged Angela Merkel´s phone for more than 10 years, according to a news report on Saturday that also said President Barack Obama told the German leader he would have stopped it happening had he known about it. Germany´s outrage over reports of bugging of Merkel´s phone by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) prompted it to summon the U.S. ambassador this week for the first time in living memory, an unprecedented post-war diplomatic rift. Der Spiegel said Merkel´s mobile telephone had been listed by the NSA´s Special Collection Service (SCS) since 2002 - marked as

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/27/2013 5:49:10 AM     (No. 9584322)

"President Barack Obama told the German leader he would have stopped it happening had he known about it."

Here we go again. He hears nothing; he knows nothing. What a waste of taxpayer dollars for this bozo.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 10/27/2013 5:59:14 AM     (No. 9584326)

I listened to a gwen ifil show for ten minutes the other night. ALL ten minutes were filled with ifil pointing out that EVERYTHING that is going wrong for obama is Pres. Bush´s fault. TEN entire minutes of that nonsense (I couldn´t watch any more). Really amazes me to see what constitutes a successful female in today´s society. It is evident that intelligence is not a requirement.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DaddyO, 10/27/2013 7:20:59 AM     (No. 9584379)

Used to listen to NPR every afternoon until I finally realized I was listening to propaganda.. there was no attempt to make intelligent analysis, only attacks on conservatism.

When Daniel Schorr attempted to defend Clinton by explaining that "in Europe affairs are seen as a sign of strength and virility" I finally turned it off for good.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 10/27/2013 8:48:57 AM     (No. 9584471)

Big Hairy Nothingburger; they were tracking ours as well. It´s called spying and every country with electricity does it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: chumley, 10/27/2013 9:08:28 AM     (No. 9584499)

So that makes it ok. I guess I´ll go get a welfare card and smoke a few doobs. Everyone does it so it must be ok.

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