… ist es so kurios.
Nachdem raus kam, dass Merkel von den Amerikanern bespitzelt wurde, hat Obama sie und andere unter einen besonderen Schutz gestellt. Spionage gegen andere Menschen ist okay, gegen Merkel nicht. Alles klar.
Certain allies, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande, were added to a so-called protected list, making their communications off-limits to the NSA.
As a workaround, however, the White House authorized the NSA to target the communications of a select group of those leaders‘ top advisers.
In the case of Ms. Merkel, U.S. intelligence veterans feared losing access to her private communications with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
(…)especially given their belief that the intelligence agencies of many close U.S. allies, including Germany’s BND federal intelligence service, spy on the White House.
The NSA started eavesdropping on the communications of friendly heads of state long before Mr. Obama came to office in 2009.
The spy agency zeroed in on Ms. Merkel’s predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, when he was chancellor around 2002 in response to his government’s opposition to then-President George W. Bush’s plans to invade Iraq, former U.S. officials say.
The Bush administration wanted to better understand Ms. Merkel’s position on international negotiations designed to curtail Iran’s nuclear program, former officials said.
When Ms. Merkel took over in Germany, there was little hand-wringing about whether to target her. „The machinery was in place. The machinery never stops,“ a former Bush administration official said.
This is some text prior to the author information. You can change this text from the admin section of WP-Gravatar Gelegentlich hat der Unkreative das Gefühl, er müsse Euch etwas wissen lassen. Das kann sinnvoll sein. Muss es aber nicht. 😉