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Anger Mounts as Germany unearths Second U.S. Spy Suspect
Reuters ^ | 7-9-2014 | Thorsten Severin

Posted on 07/09/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf

German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected U.S. spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a double agent.

After the federal prosecutors said authorities had conducted searches in connection with a second spying case, Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners said Washington should remove any U.S. embassy staff involved and cease spying on its ally.

Security sources told Reuters the latest suspect was from the military and worked in the defence ministry in Berlin, but no arrest appeared to have been made. The ministry confirmed its premises had been searched but gave no further details.

"It is not yet clear what is behind this," Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, in an excerpt of Thursday's edition.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cia; germany; spies
We spy on our allies, and our allies spy on us. That is the way of the world.

But usually, things like this are kept low-key, and handled through back-channels, without making a big public fuss.

Why, all of the sudden, are the Germans not only rooting out U.S. Spies, but making a very public case about it, as well?? More importantly, where is the info Germany is getting about US spies coming from?

1 posted on 07/09/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

I hate the Germans


2 posted on 07/09/2014 12:12:25 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Brazilian, huh? LOL


3 posted on 07/09/2014 12:13:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wolfman23601

In heaven, the cars are German, the cooks are French, and the police are English...

in hell, the cars are French, the cooks are English, and the police are German.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 12:14:40 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 1rudeboy

“skid mark”


5 posted on 07/09/2014 12:15:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tcrlaf

Oh STFU. Bunch-O-Hypocrites.

How many of your spies operate in the US and around the world.

You Nazis ain’t friggin angels....


6 posted on 07/09/2014 12:17:16 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: MrB

7 posted on 07/09/2014 12:18:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

Our foreign behavior and policies continue to alienate America from her allies. The destruction is unabated by the Congress....and in other news...


8 posted on 07/09/2014 12:19:59 PM PDT by EagleUSA (()
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To: tcrlaf

What is there to spy on in Germany?


9 posted on 07/09/2014 12:22:08 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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10 posted on 07/09/2014 12:24:48 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: dragonblustar

Trying to find the secret Nazi base in Antarctica in the hollow Earth entrance.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 12:24:52 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: All

12 posted on 07/09/2014 12:27:33 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: EEGator
Trying to find the secret Nazi base in Antarctica

...communicating with the base on Mars established by a joint Japanese/German crew flying a Nazi flying saucer (or two) at the end of WW2...
13 posted on 07/09/2014 12:29:08 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: dragonblustar
What is there to spy on in Germany?

It is the number one economy in Europe. Lots of corporate espionage being done for the oligarchs that control the US government.

14 posted on 07/09/2014 12:29:10 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: dragonblustar

not sure—

But what started this tipped over can of worms...

Angie Merkel getting her phone hacked by the NSA-

And other Top Germans also being spied upon-

This administration has gone Rogue against all of
our allies


15 posted on 07/09/2014 12:31:03 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: justa-hairyape; mj1234

I wonder if George Soros has his fingers in any of this?


16 posted on 07/09/2014 12:34:03 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: MrB

The version I heard:

Heaven: The British are the police, the Germans the mechanics, the French the cooks, the Italians are the lovers and the whole thing is run by the Swiss.

Hell: The Germans are the police, the British are the cooks, the French are the mechanics, the Swiss are the lovers, and the whole thing is run by the Italians.

So ban me.


17 posted on 07/09/2014 12:36:33 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: tcrlaf

“Ve don’t like your cowboy President Bush. Ve vant Obama.”

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Obama crapped in their kuchen and told them it was chocolate. Wait ‘til he gives them his bratwurst.


18 posted on 07/09/2014 12:39:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: bajabaja

Here is yet another version:

Heaven is an American salary, an English house, a Japanese wife, and a Chinese cook. Hell is a Chinese salary, a Japanese house, and English cook, and an American wife.


19 posted on 07/09/2014 12:51:30 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: tcrlaf
Why, all of the sudden, are the Germans not only rooting out U.S. Spies, but making a very public case about it, as well??

Ask yourself, who is the most famous American residing in Moscow? Angela's pissed about her cell phone.

20 posted on 07/09/2014 12:51:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: tcrlaf

Sunshine is a good thing.


21 posted on 07/09/2014 12:52:40 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: forgotten man

That brings it a little closer to home.


22 posted on 07/09/2014 1:02:28 PM PDT by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: tcrlaf

Probably because the information U.S. spies get is aiding the muslim terrorists!


23 posted on 07/09/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: dragonblustar

Next years model of the BMW of course!


24 posted on 07/09/2014 1:51:39 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Nepeta

Well they did discover how to harness zero-point energy...


25 posted on 07/09/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: tcrlaf
Shut your pie holes Germany, we'll kick your butts again if needed.
WW2 was not that long ago, not long enough to forget the inhuman atrocities
of your History!

Embrace the suck.

26 posted on 07/09/2014 2:09:00 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

We are deeply impressed.

Well not the US kicked Germanys ass in WWII. The Russians did.

In Germany there is still a proverb of the Nazi time about men who are not demanded: “Kamerad von der Westfront”.

That means: “Comrade from the western front”.

Guess why. :)

Germany was defeated by Russia in WWII. The US and the Brits were for sure helpful and heroic but not the decisive powers.

The US were the reason to gain a free Europe after WWII. But this is another story.

Regards from Europe.

Andreas


27 posted on 07/09/2014 8:26:12 PM PDT by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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To: tcrlaf

The American problem might be that the common German people see Putin much more as a friend than his US-colleagues in the meantime. You guys are not the good ones anymore on our side of the big pond. There is a basic turnaround in the public opinion.

The problem goes deeper. We are not only speaking about Germany. In almost all European countries this mood is the same. Even the Poles, the once staunchest American advocates seem to have understood that the Americans are not necessarily our friends.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3170811/posts

Obama is only the tip of the iceberg. This started a long time ago. The transatlantic friendship with all its economic and political benefits is a exclusive project of elites in the meantime. That was quite different in the past (WWII, Marshallplan, Kennedy as a “Berliner”, Berin airlift, Reagan at the Berlin Gate, NATO Double-Track Decision etc.). During the last decade America lost its aura of being a good hegemon in the European society completely. Therefore many important things could be in danger soon. Something very dangerous happened.

There are difficult times to come. Therefore even such strong nations like the US need its friends. Think about it. Silly insulting trough spying is for sure contraproductive.

Regards

Andreas

(Sorry for my bad English)


28 posted on 07/09/2014 8:34:11 PM PDT by European Guest (De omnibus dubitandum)
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To: European Guest
I didn't say America won the war, btw. Or insinuate it. It was an allied effort.
Japan is another story.

We can nit-pick about Russia's involvement all day and I'll give one statement
about that. They fought bravely for a country that didn't know how to win a war.
To bad Stalin killed more of his people than the Germans did.

/Salute

29 posted on 07/09/2014 11:00:47 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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