NEW WARNING: ‘TOTALITARIANISM’ ON WAY
Obama ‘heads biggest surveillance network ever’
F. MICHAEL MALOOF
June 30, 2013
WASHINGTON – Europeans are beginning to express increasing alarm over the Obama administration and the extent of electronic snooping it has been conducting on people around the world, including Americans, and are proposing heavy penalties on U.S. internet networks if they’re caught, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“Is Barack Obama a friend?” asks one commentary in the highly regarded German magazine Der Spiegel.
“Revelations about his government’s vast spying program call the assumption into doubt,” it said. “The European Union must protect the continent from America’s reach for omnipotence.”
This feeling was further underscored on the occasion of President Barack Obama’s recent appearance in Berlin. The people who turned out for his speech were just a fraction of those who saw the one the president gave in Berlin years ago.
Der Spiegel referred to Obama as the “head of the largest and most all-encompassing surveillance system ever invented.”
“If Barack Obama is our friend,” the editorial said, “then we really don’t need to be terribly worried about our enemies.”
From the German perspective, U.S. worldwide surveillance appears to be acceptable to the American people. However, the European and especially the German perspective is that “a monitored human being is not a free human being,” Der Spiegel said. “And every state that systematically contravenes human rights, even in the alleged service of security, is acting criminally.”