Another bombing in Brussels; Former CIA director says EU gets in the way of security


There was another terrorist bombing in Brussels today:

March 25, 2016

Brussels, Belgium (CNN) An explosion and gunfire rang out Friday afternoon around Brussels — the focal point in Europe’s fight against terrorism following the bloody attacks there just three days ago.

A major police operation was underway in the Brussels district of Schaerbeek, the same area from which a taxi driver on Tuesday picked up three men and brought them to Brussels Airport. There, two of those carried out suicide bombings while authorities think the other escaped; about an hour later, a fresh blast rocked a train near the Maelbeek metro station.

Sadly, as I have written here many times, we will continue to see more terrorist acts as terrorism is prophesied (see also Why Terrorism? Is Terrorism Prophesied? and Ten clues tying Belgium and Luxembourg with the tribe of Asher).

Even before today’s bombing, retired general, a former Director of the USA’s Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Hayden made a comment or two disparaging European Union (EU) security:

March 25, 2016

A former CIA director has said the European Union “in some ways gets in the way” of security services, as the debate continues over whether the UK would be safer in or out of the EU.

Retired general Michael Hayden told the BBC the union was “not a natural contributor to national security”.

Home Secretary Theresa May has said there are “good reasons” on the security front to stay in the EU.

An in-out referendum on UK membership of the EU takes place on 23 June.

Security has been a key argument in the debate so far, with In campaigners saying being in the EU makes the UK safer, and Out campaigners arguing the opposite.

Is Britain safer in or out of the EU?

It has intensified following Tuesday’s terror attacks on Brussels, which claimed 31 lives.

Former MI6 head Sir Richard Dearlove said EU-based security bodies were of “little consequence” and that leaving the EU could boost Britain’s security. …

Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Hayden said the standard of security services across Europe was “very uneven”. …

He said he agreed with Sir Richard that leaving the EU could boost Britain’s security.

Mr Hayden said: “I don’t mean to be arguing against the European Union, but the union is not a natural contributor to national security to each of the entity states.

“In fact in some ways [it] gets in the way of the state providing security for its own citizens.”

He rejected a suggestion that the UK leaving the EU would affect the US’s ability to co-operate with national security services, adding that European security services were “more forthcoming with us than they are with one another”.

A few days ago, I reported on Richard Dearlove’s position (see Brussels’ bombings impacting UK and USA politics).

Today’s focus is not on how Michael Hayden’s comments may affect the June 23rd vote in the UK on whether or not to leave the EU–the focus is to consider how some in the EU will view the USA in the added light of Michael Hayden’s comments.

What many in the USA do not realize is that the Europeans are definitely NOT over the insults and fallout from the Edward Snowden leaks back in 2013.

Actually, four months ago, at a conference in Berlin, former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg brought the Snowden matter up as one issue that has upset the Europeans related to the USA.  To see and hear his comments as well as some of mine on that, watch the video Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future.

The USA does NOT respect the Europeans as the Europeans would like to be respected.  And USA leaders before and after the Snowden leaks have upset the Europeans.

Notice a few items:

June 30, 2103

BERLIN — Senior European lawmakers say they are shocked at reports that U.S. intelligence agents bugged EU offices on both sides of the Atlantic.

The president of the European Parliament said he was “deeply worried and shocked about the allegations of U.S. authorities spying on EU offices” made in a report published Sunday by German news weekly Der Spiegel.

Martin Schulz said if the reports were confirmed “it would be an extremely serious matter which will have a severe impact on EU-U.S. relations.”…

A top German official accused the United States on Sunday of using “Cold War” methods against its allies, after a German magazine cited secret intelligence documents to claim that U.S. spies bugged European Union offices.

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger was responding to a report by German news weekly Der Spiegel, which claimed that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on EU offices in Washington, New York and Brussels. The magazine cited classified U.S. documents taken by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that it said it had partly seen.

(Reuters) – The United States taps half a billion phone calls, emails and text messages in Germany in a typical month and has classed its biggest European ally as a target similar to China, according to secret U.S. documents quoted by a German newsmagazine…

The document Spiegel cited showed that the United States categorized Germany as a “third-class” partner and that surveillance there was stronger than in any other EU country, similar in extent to China, Iraq or Saudi-Arabia.

“We can attack the signals of most foreign third-class partners, and we do it too,” Der Spiegel quoted a passage in the NSA document as saying…

On an average day, the NSA monitored about 20 million German phone connections and 10 million internet data sets, rising to 60 million phone connections on busy days, the report said…

Only Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand were explicitly exempted from spy attacks.

The USA then further offended the Germans and others when it was learned that government officials were subject to having their cell phone conversations listened to. The Europeans are not happy:

24 October 2013

An EU summit is due to begin in Brussels with fresh allegations of US spying threatening to overshadow talks.

It comes a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Barack Obama over claims that the US had monitored her mobile phone.

France’s President Francois Hollande is pressing for the issue to be put on the agenda following reports that millions of French calls had been monitored.

EU leaders will also discuss Europe’s economic recovery and immigration

BBC Europe Editor Gavin Hewitt says some leaders are likely to want to use the summit to demand further clarification from Washington over the activities of its National Security Agency (NSA) in Europe.

The US is being called to account by its allies over allegations of spying based on material said to originate from fugitive American leaker Edward Snowden.

Mrs Merkel says she wants US officials to clarify the extent of their surveillance in Germany.

While German Chancellor Merkel was outraged before, she is now even more incensed to learn that the USA allegedly was listening to her cell phone calls:

The furore over the scale of American mass surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden shifted to an incendiary new level on Wednesday evening when Angela Merkel of Germany called Barack Obama to demand explanations over reports that the US National Security Agency was monitoring her mobile phone.

Merkel was said by informed sources in Germany to be “livid” over the reports and convinced, on the basis of a German intelligence investigation, that the reports were utterly substantiated.

The German news weekly, Der Spiegel, reported an investigation by German intelligence, prompted by research from the magazine, that produced plausible information that Merkel’s mobile was targeted by the US eavesdropping agency. The German chancellor found the evidence substantial enough to call the White House and demand clarification.

The outrage in Berlin came days after President François Hollande of France also called the White House to confront Obama with reports that the NSA was targeting the private phone calls and text messages of millions of French people.

While normal people in the USA can really do little about the intense spying and data collection that the USA government does, the European nations can get the USA to change and to disclose more.

The USA later was caught in another action against Germany:

July 7, 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for U.S. intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.

The case threatens to further strain ties with Washington, which have been sorely tested by revelations last year of large-scale snooping on Germany by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), including the alleged monitoring of Merkel’s cell phone.

“If the reports are correct it, would be a serious case,” said Merkel, speaking at a news conference on a visit to Beijing. “If the allegations are true, it would be for me a clear contradiction as to what I consider to be trusting cooperation between agencies and partners.”

The White House and State Department have so far declined to comment on the arrest of a 31-year-old employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency.

German prosecutors said the man allegedly handed over 218 documents between 2012 and 2014.

German media, without naming sources, have reported he was an employee of Germany’s foreign intelligence service who said he sold his services to the U.S.

The comments marked the chancellor’s first public remarks on the arrest last week of the 31-year-old man suspected of being a double agent.

The Europeans in general, and Germans in particular, will not forget this. They are realizing that the USA is not truly their friend.

Notice also:

July 13, 2014

It was in Berlin in 2008 that then Senator Obama unveiled his global promise – an America that could once again be trusted. Germans no longer believe it. In the wake of the “friendly spying” ring allegations, less than 40 per cent of Germans consider the US a trustworthy partner, according to one survey. …

Senior German figures cannot agree whether Mr Obama was unaware of Washington’s double agents, or dissembling. Either way, when Mr Obama spoke to Angela Merkel the day before the initial revelations he did not raise it. It was enough to make you want to cry, said Wolfgang Schäuble, the finance minister. Never before has a close US ally expelled a CIA station chief.

This is a serious problem, but it will not simply be forgotten by the Germans after Barack Obama is no longer the USA president (see also Germany in Biblical and Catholic Prophecy).

Notice also the following:

July 14, 2014

In trampling on German civil liberties, the Obama administration is besmirching America’s image and allowing Germans to feel morally superior to their former conqueror.

If Obama is unable to rein in spying on Germany, he may discover that he is helping to convert it from an ally into an adversary. For Obama to say auf Wiedersehen to a longtime ally would deliver a blow to American national security that no amount of secret information could possibly justify.–germany-relations-20140711-story.html

To try to compensate for some of this, the USA placed a German general in charge of the US Army in Europe (see US Army in Europe to report to a German general!). This does not bode well for the USA.

Wikileaks reported that the espionage has been going on for a long time:

July 8, 2015

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, WikiLeaks said on Wednesday. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff had gone on far longer and more widely than previously realized. WikiLeaks said the NSA targeted for long-term surveillance 125 phone numbers of top German officials.

The release risks renewing tensions between Germany and the United States a month after they sought to put a row over spying behind them, with U.S. President Barack Obama declaring in Bavaria that the two nations were “inseparable allies”.

WikiLeaks published what it said were three NSA intercepts of Merkel’s conversations, and data it said listed telephone numbers for the chancellor, her aides, her office and even her fax machine.

It is not just the Snowden leaks that have upset the Europeans. Wikileaks reported that the USA has been directly spying on the last three French presidents.

French leaders are concerned about that:

June 24, 2015

The United States wiretapped France’s current president Francois Hollande, as well as former presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, according to WikiLeaks.

The revelations were first reported in French daily Liberation and on news website Mediapart, which said the National Security Agency spied on the presidents during a period between at least 2006 until May 2012, the month Mr Hollande took over from Mr Sarkozy.

WikiLeaks said the documents derived from directly targeted NSA surveillance of the communications of Mr Hollande (2012-present), Mr Sarkozy (2007-2012) and Mr Chirac (1995-2007), as well as French cabinet ministers and the French ambassador to the US.

The documents also contained the mobile phone numbers of numerous officials in the Elysee presidential palace, including the number of the president, WikiLeaks said.

June 24, 2015

France summoned U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley Wednesday to complain about what President Francois Hollande called “unacceptable” spying on successive French leaders in allegations revealed by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks.

Hollande held an emergency meeting of his ministers and army commanders after revelations the U.S. National Security Agency had spied on former French Presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy as well as Hollande from 2006 to 2012.

Hollande was also to discuss the documents with U.S. President Barack Obama later Wednesday.

Perhaps I should add that I recall seeing a statement from a US government official to a Ukrainian leader that the EU was essentially irrelevant and the Ukraine needed to listen instead to the USA.

The Europeans are more and more realizing that the USA does not consider the EU to be a friend, and hence the EU will more and more conclude that the USA is an enemy.

While Americans generally think it does not matter what the Europeans think because the USA dominates in security and software, what relatively few realize is that Europeans are working to take the lead on these matters.

For example, on December 10, 2015, former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called Donald Trump “that blonde lunatic named Donald” (watch Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future). He also mentioned that the Obama Administration was in a “remarkable lame duck mood” related to certain technological security measures. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg also said that on many technological and security measures that Europe should not be looking towards the USA, but needs to take the lead itself (watch Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Europe’s Future).

The comments today from the former CIA Director are just a few more to propel the Europeans to decide that they are really not ever going to be respected by the USA as they want, and hence need to go their own way.  A way that will not end well of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon descended allies (Daniel 11:39), the Arab world (Daniel 11:40-43), or for Europe itself (Daniel 11:44-45).

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