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German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said that the NSA is currently spying on about 320 politicians and business leaders in Germany

U.S. President Barack Obama stopped the National Security Agency's (NSA) spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel, but a German newspaper claims that the NSA is still keeping a close watch on top German government officials. 
According to Reuters, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag said that the NSA is currently spying on about 320 politicians and business leaders in Germany, including Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, a close confidant of Merkel.
Bild am Sonntag said its information came from a high-ranking NSA employee in Germany, who chose to remain anonymous. 
"We have had the order not to miss out on any information now that we are no longer able to monitor the chancellor's communication directly," said the NSA employee, according to Bild am Sonntag.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama [SOURCE: Truth Frequency Radio]

Berlin has been looking to make a "no-spy" deal with Washington, and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is due to visit the U.S. on Thursday for that purpose. 

In October 2013, German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the U.S. had tapped Chancellor Merkel phone for years, and spied on 34 other world leaders as well. This led one German politician to call for a complete halt on trade negotiations between the European Union and the U.S.

But Obama attempted to calm the situation in January when he ordered the NSA to stop spying on the leaders of U.S.-allied nations.

Sources: Reuters, The Hill

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RE: >.<
By Ammohunt on 2/24/2014 2:57:46 PM , Rating: 2
Countries like Israel spy on the US yet we are not enemies. China is our "friend" so we shouldn't spy on them? you make no sense.

RE: >.<
By lagomorpha on 2/24/2014 3:17:07 PM , Rating: 3
Countries like Israel spy on the US yet we are not enemies.

If Israel is a friend they're like the friend that always asks for money, ruins our relationships with our other friends, starts fights and drags us into them, acts condescending to us, manipulates us, and is ready to stab us in the back the second it benefits them.

So Israel might not be an enemy but they certainly act like an abusive psycho girlfriend.

RE: >.<
By atechfan on 2/24/14, Rating: 0
RE: >.<
By Jeffk464 on 2/24/2014 5:04:47 PM , Rating: 1
Yup, more like the trophy wife that marries the rich older man for his money. :)
Yup we are Israel's friend I'm just not sure they are ours. The only benefit I see is that they share intelligence with us.

RE: >.<
By MechanicalTechie on 2/24/2014 6:59:29 PM , Rating: 3
Dear Mr NSA Apologist,

You sir are a muppet and your government loving arse is one day going to wake up from the utopian propaganda bollocks that your masters have pumped into your head... possibility via your backdoor.

Your sincerely

Rest of the World.

RE: >.<
By NellyFromMA on 2/25/2014 12:02:56 PM , Rating: 2
Rest of the World.

The UK is not the rest of the world. Also, the UK is at least as abusive in this regard as the US. Just saying.

RE: >.<
By Ammohunt on 2/25/2014 1:47:10 PM , Rating: 2
Dear delusional paranoid freak, the bogey man is coming go hide in the hills while you still can!

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