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Obama promises not to spy on EU leaders
EU Observer ^ | 18.01.14 @ 16:57 | Andrew Rettman

Posted on 01/18/2014 2:56:25 PM PST by Olog-hai

US President Barack Obama has said he will not spy on EU leaders or conduct economic espionage, but will continue snooping on ordinary US and EU citizens.

He made the pledge in a TV speech on Friday (17 January) in reaction to the Edward Snowden leaks.

“I’ve made clear to the intelligence community that unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies,” he said.

“We do not collect intelligence to provide a competitive advantage to US companies or US commercial sectors,” he added.

He justified the mass-scale collection of information on ordinary US or foreign nationals’ telephone calls, however. …

(Excerpt) Read more at euobserver.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: edwardsnowden; euelites; europeanunion; eussr; kenyanbornmuzzie; lyingliar; nsa; obama; obamansapresser; russia; yeswescan
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1 posted on 01/18/2014 2:56:25 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They must be laughing their a**es off right now. He “promises”. Like that is believable! LOL.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 2:58:54 PM PST by Jerry Attrick
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To: Olog-hai

If you like your privacy, you can keep it! Period!


3 posted on 01/18/2014 3:00:45 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL! Bingo! After five years, anyone who still trusts Barry and takes him at his word has to be a total moron.


4 posted on 01/18/2014 3:05:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Olog-hai

“If you like your privacy you can keep your privacy.”


5 posted on 01/18/2014 3:05:56 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Olog-hai

Well, the good thing is, Obama always tells the truth.

And sticks to it.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 3:12:27 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Let’s spy on Obama.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 3:13:31 PM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: Olog-hai

Big of him!


8 posted on 01/18/2014 3:14:07 PM PST by EDINVA ( m)
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To: Olog-hai

This administration is from the Twilight Zone.


9 posted on 01/18/2014 3:15:19 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Olog-hai

The EU faux outrage is laughable. I am certain they are doing it to us. Sadly, I wish they would reveal Obama’s cell phone calls to Reggie and others. Unfortunately, they can use such information to blackmail our “Commander and Chief”, into making seemingly anti-American like decisions.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 3:16:07 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Olog-hai

He first said “Trust Me” and then qualified all his promises with the phrase, “unless there is a compelling national security purpose”. In other words, NSA will continue to have free reign and no one is exempt from coercion, bribery, criminalization and muzzling.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 3:17:01 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Olog-hai
Obama calls Dominican Republic the 'Dominican Republican'
12 posted on 01/18/2014 3:20:01 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Mia San Mia)
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To: Olog-hai

The Kommunist King Barry/Soros/Snowden take down of our NSA limits them to spying ONLY on Americans (not Communist countries or terrorists). Get a clue, Amerika. Even those WITHIN our NSA approve of this, regardless how they ‘act’ about it.


13 posted on 01/18/2014 3:21:07 PM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Olog-hai
Oh! Well! Obama PROMISED!

ALL BETTER NOW!

14 posted on 01/18/2014 3:21:17 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jetson
Probably a *whole* lot of things we'd rather not see....


15 posted on 01/18/2014 3:24:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

That guy is way too comfortable going to the dark side, if you catch my drift. Look at those expressions. Good grief!


16 posted on 01/18/2014 3:25:41 PM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: Olog-hai

I sleep so much better knowing our nation is
led by a man of integrity who is so respected
by the by the rest of tne world. Somebody hand
me another beer, please.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 3:28:17 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: DoughtyOne

Is Barack Obama Gay?

http://hillbuzz.org/is-barack-obama-gay


18 posted on 01/18/2014 3:28:50 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Olog-hai

The natural consequence of this, where Obama is an unrepentant, world class Liar and everybody knows it, is for our allies to start spying on him, other Americans or organizations of American interest. Some of this counter-spying will purposefully be done so heavy handedly, so openly, that it’s not a secret. That will be the Europeans’ way of saying; “YES!! We are now spying on YOU!! Do you have a problem with that, Mr. Obama? Are you planning to send your Doddering VP Joe Biden or Sec of State John Bloviator Kerry over to Washington, so they can Huff and Puff and Blow the UN right off the map? Well, do you?”


19 posted on 01/18/2014 3:30:40 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Jerry Attrick

agree


20 posted on 01/18/2014 3:32:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

the Brooklyn Bridge is still for sale


21 posted on 01/18/2014 3:33:23 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Olog-hai
From the article: So, in other words, NOTHING HAS CHANGED. Just another narcissistic photo op.
22 posted on 01/18/2014 3:37:14 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: JimSEA

“unless there is a compelling national security purpose”.

And those are sooooo hard to dream up when you need an excuse for something


23 posted on 01/18/2014 3:39:30 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: upchuck

If the EU leaders are at least mouth breathing they should know not to believe one word out of little barry bastard boy’s mouth. He is completely and utterly without honesty. He is a degenerate, lying, drug-addled fascist.


24 posted on 01/18/2014 3:39:55 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: All

after he’s finished deballing the military, he destroys our ability to collect intel...

whew, good thing we didn’t elect Romney...


25 posted on 01/18/2014 3:50:32 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Mr. K

LOL!— good one- I hope the teleprompter guy puts that in!


26 posted on 01/18/2014 3:57:50 PM PST by mj1234
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To: Olog-hai

If you like your privacy, you can keep it.


27 posted on 01/18/2014 4:02:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Olog-hai

Clown Prince nobama’s “promises” are merely his spewing more lies. Liars lie...that’s what they do.


28 posted on 01/18/2014 4:18:58 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Olog-hai

Ask Angela Merkel what she thinks about Bam and his promises. I heard she personally called him on the phone and cussed him out for bugging her cellphone. Exactly what I would have done.

Its like we have regressed back to high school only its our country. I’m waiting for him to put plastic wrap on Amgela’s toilet seat.

We have met our leader and he is Urkel. :-)


29 posted on 01/18/2014 4:19:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai
“I’ve made clear to the intelligence community that unless there is a compelling national security purpose, we will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of our close friends and allies,” he said.

So in other words, he's not promising not to spy. He's just saying he'll find a national security purpose, and whether that purpose is real or not will only be known to him. In other words, business as usual.

30 posted on 01/18/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Olog-hai
...unless there is a compelling national security purpose...

lol

31 posted on 01/18/2014 4:21:47 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Olog-hai

And the EU leaders are satisfied with Zero’s promise?

If so, they SHOULD be spied on for being stupid.


32 posted on 01/18/2014 4:36:41 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Olog-hai

So, he lied.


33 posted on 01/18/2014 4:41:00 PM PST by matt04
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To: Olog-hai

Dear EU,

“If you like your secrets, you can keep your secrets.”

Signed,

America’s Token Idiot Quota Baby


34 posted on 01/18/2014 5:14:01 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

Who really gives a damn what this Kenyan jack-ass says. Every word out of his mouth is a lie.


35 posted on 01/18/2014 5:35:35 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress

Our “allies” overseas use his words as a gauge for their own actions, especially whether or not to become more hawkish themselves. So yeah; they care, for now.


36 posted on 01/18/2014 5:37:00 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t understand. Everything he says is a lie. Just go from there.


37 posted on 01/18/2014 5:46:08 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: F15Eagle
YIKES!
38 posted on 01/18/2014 5:56:43 PM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: jetson

Yes, totally....


39 posted on 01/18/2014 5:57:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: eyedigress

I don’t think that when he spoke with Medvedev, he was lying. Remember that?


40 posted on 01/18/2014 5:58:06 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And some people still think he’s doing a good job.


41 posted on 01/18/2014 5:59:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Olog-hai
Just precious is all I can say to all you dummies out there that believe one ounce of his crap. It's hard for me to believe that anyone on FR falls for this garbage, but I am sure there are libtards visiting here routinely.

Lips moving out comes lies


42 posted on 01/18/2014 6:21:54 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Olog-hai

Never mind that. How about not spying on We The People without a warrant showing probable cause?


43 posted on 01/18/2014 6:50:24 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Jerry Attrick

That was my first thought, too.


44 posted on 01/18/2014 6:56:48 PM PST by bahits
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To: Olog-hai

Obama getting banged by EU and supporters....Obama will chill out on EU because he wants that Free Trade deal with the EU done

Of course, he will still spy on Americans


45 posted on 01/18/2014 7:37:22 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: Olog-hai

I do. Do you think the Russians believe him?


46 posted on 01/18/2014 8:51:44 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress

His actions will speak louder than his words, here; if they match up, then he was not. So far, I do not see Obama erecting any missile shield in Europe, or acting any more provocatively towards Russia than to speak flaccidly of their law against the procurement of homosexual propaganda.


47 posted on 01/18/2014 9:06:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Honest injun.


48 posted on 01/18/2014 9:18:40 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Olog-hai
US President Barack Obama has said he will not spy on EU leaders or conduct economic espionage, but will continue snooping on ordinary US and EU citizens.

Amazing. He just told us he was going to continue spying on EU leaders and conducting economic espionage!

49 posted on 01/18/2014 10:11:27 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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“We do not collect intelligence to provide a competitive advantage to US companies or US commercial sectors,” he added.

That's probably true. The exception that proves the rule! :-D

50 posted on 01/18/2014 10:14:15 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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