Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up.

The German chancellor also told the US president that America’s National Security Agency cannot be trusted because of the volume of material it had allowed to leak to the whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to the New York Times.

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So, she’s angry about the fact that they got caught? “cannot be trusted because they allowed to leak material”? Does that mean that they could be trusted if they somehow didn’t ‘allow’ such leaking? Well, let’s see what she will say when the german spy agencies face their first grand leak, because sooner or later, it will happen.


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