Let’s be clear, massive NSA spying on our EU allies has nothing to do with stopping terrorism and everything to do with building massive databases to be used against people. The NSA is a deranged monster and Europe is furious.
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“The spying has reached dimensions that I didn’t think were possible for a democratic country. Such behavior among allies is intolerable. [The US] is suffering from a security syndrome. They have completely lost all balance. George Orwell is nothing by comparison.” – Elmar Brok, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in European Parliament
“We need more precise information, but if it is true, it is a huge scandal. That would mean a huge burden for relations between the EU and the US. We now demand comprehensive information.” – European Parliament President Martin Schulz.
If these reports are true, then it is abhorrent. It would seem that the secret services have gotten out of control. The US should monitor their own secret services rather than their allies.” – Luxembourgian Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.
“If media reports are correct, then it is reminiscent of methods used by enemies during the Cold War. It defies belief that our friends in the US see the Europeans as their enemies. There has to finally be an immediate and comprehensive explanation from the US as to whether media reports about completely unacceptable surveillance measures of the US in the EU are true or not. Comprehensive spying on Europeans by Americans cannot be allowed.” – German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger