Keep Bugs To Self

It was just a few short years ago that millions of Americans decided to trust their future and human rights to a former professor of  constitutional law. We hoped his respect for the rights of our allies in Europe would renew alliances and move the world toward a more international stance that ensured human rights. Alas, that was then and now is now. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande are furious regarding the massive American spying assault upon our allies and friends. As Chancellor Merkel informed the US government: “we are no longer in the Cold War. If it is confirmed that diplomatic representations of the European Union and individual European countries have been spied upon, we will clearly say that bugging friends is unacceptable.”

President Francois Hollande made clear “we cannot accept such behavior between partners and allies.” Unfortunately for President Obama, neither Merkel nor Hollande is a 29 year old hacker. They will not fly around the world to escape  American authorities. Apparently, President Obama can not distinguish friends from “terrorists.” He has reached the point at which any and all people are potential terrorists who must be halted. As one European  diplomat noted; “The Americans  justify everything with  combatting terrorism.”