Friday, July 5, 2013

Britain and Sweden block critical talks on espionage and intelligence between EU and US

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Madison Ruppert
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Britain and Sweden vetoed plans to launch two working groups to deal with issues of espionage and intelligence with the United States, thus restricting upcoming talks in Washington to issues of data privacy and the National Security Agency’s PRISM program.

Instead of allowing two working groups to deal with the complex issues that have been raised in the wake of stories publicizing the United States’ surveillance of Europeans, especially Germans, there will be just one working group focusing on the PRISM program.

Interestingly, there is apparently no mention of the UK’s massive data mining operation run through GCHQ which hands data over to the NSA.

The talks on PRISM and data privacy were arranged to coincide with upcoming trade talks in an effort to lessen the transatlantic tension, according to the Guardian.

“EU diplomats and officials say the offer of talks by the Americans is designed to enable the leaders of Germany and France to save face following revelations about the scale of US espionage – particularly in Germany, but also of French and other European embassies and missions in the US,” writes Ian Traynor for the Guardian.

However, it’s worth noting that France has a program much like PRISM that they are running as well.


While the talks will deal with PRISM and data privacy, larger issues like traditional espionage and intelligence concerns will be off the table, thanks to the UK.

Britain maintained that the European Union had no authority to even discuss issues of national security and intelligence, a claim which was backed up only by Sweden.

“It was decided. It finished successfully,” said Dalia Grybauskaitė, president of Lithuania.

Grybauskaitė recently took up the EU’s rotating presidency position, lasting six months, and mediated the highly charged talks in Brussels over the past two days.

While Grybauskaitė said on Thursday that the Europeans wanted to hold two separate sets of talks with the U.S., just a day later she said one was dropped, along with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.

“Intelligence matters and those of national security are not the competence of the EU,” Barroso said.

Comments like that from Barroso are somewhat laughable given the fact that he is an appointed bureaucrat who determines the policy agenda and legislative proposals for the only body that can propose EU laws.

Thanks to Britain, national governments will have to attempt to pursue the issues with Washington on their own, something which will likely be more difficult without the collective bargaining power.

Since it was only Sweden and Britain that stood against the dual talks, it’s quite clear that most of the EU wanted to band together to discuss the issues.

Indeed, the Guardian reports that senior EU diplomats, officials and government ministers all confirmed that Britain stood in opposition to most of the EU on the joint European talks on espionage and intelligence.

Sources told the Guardian that the Lithuanian government attempted to get Sweden to remove their opposition by calling Carl Bildt, Sweden’s foreign minister, to no avail.

Officials stated that this latest fiasco has highlighted the splits that have emerged within the EU and calls for among pro-EU figures for European cyber defenses.

“We need our own capacities, European cloud computing, EU strategic independence,” said Michael Barnier, a French politician and European commissioner for the single market.

Interestingly, the Guardian states that “senior east and west European politicians and intelligence veterans privately suspect a Russian role in the intelligence row.”

What this alleged role is, exactly, is unclear but they point to the reported presence of the whistleblower, Edward Snowden, in Moscow’s airport and the controversy surrounding the forced landing of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ plane.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

HAAA...HAAAAAAAH......It seems the US "Unintelligence" Agencies have totally crapped in their own bed. LOL....LMFAO!!!! It is totally unfair to blame Obummer for all of this. It actually started a couple years before Sept. 11(WTC Towers). 2 Israeli companies had been contracted by US traitors for the purpose of "upgrading" America's communication infrastructure. Look it up. When I read about it in 1998(9?), it was just a passing note. Nothing to see here, only a Mossad company upgrading America's telecommunication grid. Works out well for Israel, blame it on the sitting US President. I didn't say "False-Flag", did I? OK, I didn't.

Anonymous said...

biggest money laundering is done by the english race in london calling it service industry

all plots r done by the evil english race-read dumas interview-they pass the blame2 jews if turned unpopular.
Five Eyes’ – an international intelligence sharing alliance, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and US, brought into existence in 1946.funny that ALL ARE ANGLOSAXON NATIONS AND ENGLAND SHARES ALL THSE SECRETS ONLY WITH THEM NOT EVEN WITH NATO=IN FACT NATO WAS CREATED BY ENGLAND TO FOOL AMERICANS INTO BULLYING GERMANY AND HARRASSING RUSSIANS .
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Evil england shared all spy secrets only with anglo nations-australia, newzealand ad Canada-who wre exempted from spying by USA too. It is English sponsored race war on the rest of the worl races .Germany is prime target of English scumbags. They steal german knowhow-for a long time since atleast 1998.
The Brit role as a perfidious US spying mole in EU should also be OPNED FOR ALL TO SEE-BRITS SPIED ON EU WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF BRITISH SPY ugly ASHTAON THE EU FOREIGN MINISTER WHO WAS ISNTALLED AS BRITISH SPY.
THE WAY RUS-CHIN HAVE ACTED MUST HAVEGIVEN SUFFICIENT WARNING TO OTHER NATIONS THEY MSUT RELY ON OWN

SO OTHER NATIONS MUST HAVE NUKES AND ICBM TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM ENGLAND AND ITS STOOGE USA.
The Empire is Britain and it enforces its will through its Death Star, which is its USA colony.
France, like rest of Europe, are all puppets of the British Empire after infiltration of EU by English spies .
biggest money laundering is done by the english race in london calling it service industry

Anonymous said...

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. “-Joseph Goebbels....who got his inspiration from....the brits!
English people are very lazy and prefer to earn something by stealing rather than working. That is of cource their natural behavior and piracy is in their blood..
Don't forget that Putin jailed Khodorkovsky, one of the many Oligarchs who had raped Russia's resources after Glasnost, nationalised his oil and gas fields and paid off the debts of the Russian Federation in 5 years. Just before his arrest Khodorkovsky wired all his money to Jacob Rothschild who runs the corrupt City of London, without proper financial regulation, so that 60% of the UK GDP is fraud.

Anonymous said...

nato was created by england .Troops in Germany were to keep the Germans down & the Russians out"now Russians are goen but parasite anglos including English coward troops are still there.!
NATO IS A STOOGE WORKING FOR ONE AND ONE COUNTRY AND NATION ONLY—The PIRATE AND BANDIT ENGLISH RACE .
AS ADMITTED BY A BRITISH GENERAL AT START OF NATO-
"the real role of NATO is to keep the Russians out (of Europe), the Americans in and the Germans down"? Still valid today.
here are nothing left of the original mission and boundaries set for NATO. It has become a rogue military unit of criminal england as it was really intended to be from start notwithstanding all bogus reason to have nato.
Rather than targeting their American colony, the NK would get better results by targeting the Anglo- maternal gonadic essence, their imperial epicenter, the British Isles.

Similar to NAZI era Germany, when present day Britannia (imperial epicenter british isles and its colonial sattelites Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc) goes to war, its subjects are fully aware of the stakes for conquest and successful pillage and plundering by its buccaneers.



USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, etc. are mere colonial satellites of British Empire, which never ceased to exist. Lets not forget that Bush went to war against Islam under the guidance of Imperial war criminal Toni Blair; and bush senior went to war agasint Iraq on prodding of war criminal thather whom the british media proudly proclaimed to eb the architect of gulf war. Look at history and you will also see Churchill behind Truman. When Britain went to war against Argentina, Anglo- Reagan commandeered colonial CIA/NSA intelligence and military logistics on behalf of maternal love Britannia.
NO IT IS NOT ISRALE BUT ENGLAND WHICH USES USA TO MAKE PERPETAUL WAR ON ALL THOSE COUNTRIES BRAWEN AND WHITE WHO DARE TO RISE UP ON THEIR OWN MERIT AND EFFORT. ENGLAISH ARE THE PARASITE PEOPLE WHO JSUT WANT TO LOOT OTHERS WEALTH JSUT LIEK THAT-OFOCURSE THEY DONTO WANT TO WORK FOR THAT SO THEY USE USA MILITARY TO DO THEIR BIDDING.
IT SO HAPPENS THAT ISRALE AGENDA SEEMS TO COINCISDE WITH THAT OF THE BRITISH PIARATES.
DURING REAGAN ERA OF HARD COLD WAR THAT DEFENCE MISNTER CASPER WIANEBERGER A POLE AND ANTI RUSSAIN WAS A VIRULENT ANTIJEW BUT A VERY PRO BRITISH THAT IS WHY HE STAYED IN HIS JOB LONG ENOUGH TO EARTN KNIGHTHOOD FROMN QUEEN OF ENGLAND FOR HIS SERVICE TO ENGLAND AS AMERICAN DEFENCE MINSTER DURING MALVINAS WAR AND COLD WAR STARTED BY ENGLISH SCUMBAGS.
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Anonymous said...

http://indrus.in/blogs/2013/03/26/mobsters_paradise_why_britain_remains_a_haven_for_the_bad_guys_23239.html




Cecil von Renthe-Fink is a mere footnote in the pages of history. A Prussian aristocrat who joined the Nazi Party in 1939, Renthe-Fink however has a claim to fame. In August 1943, he drafted a memorandum proposing a European economic union with a common central bank and currency. But there was a caveat – if the new union was to be a success, Britain must be kept out because according to the German diplomat it was “the continent’s ancient enemy”.

Today several nations, especially Russia, would agree with that assessment. With 66,000 of its nationals on the run from justice, and a large number of them having found asylum in Britain, Russia is the most affected by Britain’s policies.


According to the IMF, the global elite are holding a total of 18 trillion dollars in offshore banking havens such as the british controlled the Cayman Islands.


England as pirate rogue state today and yesterday.
Just as Britain is the save heaven for all kinds of wanted top political and financial criminals.

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==60% of the UK's GDP is financial fraud, dabbling in stolen money from the third world with help of british approved dictators in those nations.-otherwise humanitarian bombing is coming your Way!
Money laundering is the business of English race-they never graduated from the piracy days.
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The global money laundering system Britain put in place as its colonies dwindled is the core element of its new Empire. It consists of a string of tax havens around the world operating with London [ Images ] as a global hub. The system now caters to all sorts of criminals, ranging from super-rich tax evaders and corporate bigwigs hiding the proceeds of mispricing of trade to mafiosi engaged in garden variety organised crime.

The tax haven system washes an estimated $2 trillion annually into the "legitimate" world economy. According to a recent report from Washington-based Global Financial Integrity, an NGO headed by a former World Bank economist, it also drained about $6 trillion out of poor countries over the last decade. Adding up the estimates made by a number of experts indicates that the total of illicit assets in tax havens is some $30 trillion, double the GDP of the United States.

That massive pool of money generates the multi-billion dollar "hedge funds" that have made a travesty of free market mechanisms, especially commodity markets. Indians struggling with the ever increasing cost of petrol and diesel can blame it on hedge fund manipulations that have kept oil prices over $100 per barrel amidst the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. They can also blame the system for India's pandemic of mega scams: without a convenient way to stash black money the corrupt would not dare do such massive fraud on their people.
In the defence of its imperial interests it has precipitated two World Wars and is now presiding over an empire of crime that drains the poorest countries of their hard earned wealth. During the days of Empire and now, treachery has been a staple in Britain's international relations.”

Anonymous said...

4th June, 2007.


President putin is wrong when he says that russia should or will target the missile on europe if america goes with anti missile defence plan in Europe.
Russia must target (rather than should) the nuclear missiles with multiple war heads against all the cities, towns and big villages( including military instalations) of england because this cold war -like the one before- is being started by england for the benefit of english race only-.it is race war between the english parasite race versus the rest of the world-the sooner the rest of the world realizes that better it is for the world.
look how germany wes villified soon after fall of soviet union-look how russia is being vilified immediately after Putin made russia strong.

such is the evil propaganda of british spies inside america. .
poland is nothing but a proxy for the british parasites.
It is no use targeting poland -target the main villain which is england and the english race which must be annihilated from the face of the world.

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2006.

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RUSSIA NOT REALIZE THAT IF EVER IRAN IS ATTACKED AND DEFEATED BY USA ATHEN RUSSIA WILL LOSE ALL STATUS AND PRESTIGE OF EVEN THIRD RATE PWOER INT HE WORLD AND THEN NO COUNTRY WILL BE WIILING TO BE ON SIDE OF RUSSIABECAUSE EVERYONE WANTS TO BE WITH A STRONG SCOUNTRY WHO CAN ORDER AND MANAGE THE AGENDA AS AMERICA IS TRYING TO DO AND THEN RUSSIA WILL BE =DESTROYED AS IS THE VERY INSTEDSION OF USA?
RUSSIA MUST NOT LET USA SCORE3 ANY MORE POINT ANYWHERE LET ALONE IN IRAN OTHERWISE RUSSIA IS FINISHED EVEN AS A COUNTRY .


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iran and russia.

If russia follishly stop busher plant work or does not support iran a=verses the west then russia will be doomed as well because then resurgent west ,which has ben ploting against russia too,will have ecicircled and weakned russia.and russia will have no friend to look to when it is under pressure from the west.
thertefore russia must support all the countries who have stod fagainst angloamerican evil -only by this method russia and other countries can maintain their indepdence.

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Has putin been neutered now after anglosopnsored protest agasint his rightful convincing win int eh election?
Seems so.
26th October 2012- he thinks that giving board membership to his british enemy will bring transparency ?
The same bp of gulf of mexico fame which is a by word for loies. Deceit and conspiracy incl;udign agasint russia !
BP representatives on Rosneft board will provide extra transparency – Putin

The presence of BP representatives on the board of directors of Rosneft will provide extra transparency for the Russian oil company, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “If there is a representative of a major shareholder there on the board of directors, that will provide additional transparency to the activities of our largest oil company,” Interfax quoted him as saying. He made the statement at a meeting with members of the Valday international discussion club.

6th November 2012—

this lavrov in foreign ministry is an useless man who should be kicked out by Putin and Sergei Ivanov -former defense misnter in 2006- be made foreign minister or prime minister by kicking out traitor medvedev too.

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The main NWO crime families in America are british controlled

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