“[NSA Chief General] Alexander did not discuss with President Obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving German Chancellor Merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving Chancellor Merkel”
NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines
Unfortunately, a rather more reputable source than the NSA spokeswoman has been talking to German newspaper Bild am Sontag (Link in original German), in short, for those whose German is a bit rostig, the newspaper quoted US intelligence sources as saying:
“America’s National Security Agency chief General Keith Alexander had briefed Obama on the operation against Merkel in 2010″ and also that “Obama did not halt the operation but rather let it continue”
All of this needs to be taken with a certain amount of hypocritical salt, after all Darling Angela made it pretty plain that she had no problem with the NSA spying on the plebs (even German ones), but the elite of the nomenklatura such as herself were a very different matter. Not quite sure whether I find (on this issue at least) Obama or Merkel to be more objectionable.
Even the usual celebrity “liberals” are getting on the anti-NSA bandwagon, which WILL get Barry worried.
If we could just get a European judge to issue an extradition warrant…