European politicians are one sorry bunch of spineless liars. Man, each time I see their faces I feel like smashing it with a brick. They are ALL the same - the "New Europe" or the "Old Europe" spineless, sold out, lying hypocrites, people of no honor, no decency, no vision, no opinion, nothing. Just little grey bureaucrats who take themselves oh so seriously, but who sell their own mothers in a blink of an eye.
As a person who knows Europe well, I will say this: Europe *deserves* to be America's bitch, a pompous vapid collection of banana republics whom the Anglos are literally pillaging (thanks to the printing press of the Fed) but who just have no courage to object, however meekly.
De Gaulle was probably the last real European. After May 68 a generation of terminal morons took over and corrupted everything they touched.
From De Gaulle to Hollandouille sans couilles, via Cohen-Bendit. Nuff said.
What massive load of bovine excreta!!
Second, all European governments participate to various degrees in one form or another of electronic spying. Even independent Switzerland has its own mini-ECHELON called Onyx.
Third, all European politicians and government officials know that continental Europe is a US colony and that while NATO countries can play at the silly "partnership game", some are more equal then others, in this case: it is an Anglo Empire, for and by Anglos, and all others can go and screw themselves.
Fourth, European intelligences services share massive amount of data with each other and, of course, with the Anglo "Big Brothers". That is also something which every single European politician or government official knows.
So why the big hysteria? Why all the dramatic posturing?
For one simple reason: European politicians and government officials do not want the general population of Europe to realize that the entire continent is just a pathetic, submissive and fully controlled US colony, run by local satraps who all, repeat, ALL work for Uncle Sam!
That is what is going on. Uncle Sam does not want the US public to know that there is no such thing as private communications in the USA, while European politicians do not want the European public to know that they are all prostitutes working for the Anglos.
As for Snowden, and I will repeat it here: he did not "reveal" anything.... Don't take my word on it, but you can trust Putin who openly said so as have quite a few Russian experts including and at least one former FAPSI official, Duma members, and others. Snowden was a junior sysadmin for CIA, NSA and Booz Allen Hamilton who knew far less than any medium ranked Russian intelligence official would know. His "revelations" are only "revelations" for the general public, not for professionals.
The sweep of EC offices ordered by Barroso is just part of some kind of ridiculous Kabuki theater aimed at convincing the European public that EU officials are both upset and determined. Let me tell you this: Barroso knows full well that the NSA does not need to put bugs in his office to snoop on his telephone calls or emails.
What we are fed by the politicians and their corporate media is absolute, total and unadulterated baloney. Crap. Bull. Nonsense. Garbage. Call it whatever you want, but for Heaven's sake do not take that seriously.
I find it revolting that not a single European politician, NOT ONE, has had the guts to say what I wrote above. They all know it, every single one of them, and yet they are playing "raped virgins"...
Disgusting beyond words.
PS: thanks to Wikileaks, I discovered that besides having its own mini-ECHELON "Onyx", Switzerland also has a real-time Internet interception program of its own which has been working since August 1, 2009. Makes me wonder if Andorra, Lichtenstein and Monaco also engage in that kind of spying...