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Who is considered ostensible ally by the US?

Another cold war within the new cold war between “allies”

by system failure

In a recent article by Washington Post, a new scandal is revealed concerning NSA interceptions. Among various information, there are also claims about a secret overseas nuclear project and an ostensible ally:

Among the most valuable contents — which The Post will not describe in detail, to avoid interfering with ongoing operations — are fresh revelations about a secret overseas nuclear project, double-dealing by an ostensible ally, a military calamity that befell an unfriendly power, and the identities of aggressive intruders into U.S. computer networks.”


Speaking at PressTV network, a political commentator has warned that Germany should be careful over the spying feud with the US because Washington is likely to blame Berlin for World War III as the European country was blamed for World War I and II (!!!) :

'Germany has to be particularly careful because Germany was blamed for World War I, Germany was blamed for World War II, and now with its connivance with the United States, it looks like Germany would be blamed for World War III,' Anna O’Leary, a writer based in Listowel, Ireland, said in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday.”

Elsewhere in her remarks, the analyst said German Chancellor Angela Merkel is 'up in arms with America' over the National Security Agency’s spying on her and her country. Last week, German police arrested a German intelligence employee suspected of spying for the United States. [...] O’Leary added that after 'the arrest of this German double agent, relations between the Unites States and Germany are further strained.'”

Speaking at a news conference in China on Monday, Merkel said that if reports that the intelligence employee spied for the US are proven true, it would be a 'clear contradiction' of trust between the two countries.”

Relations between the two transatlantic partners turned sour after it was revealed that the NSA had been snooping on Merkel. Leaked documents also show the spy agency has conducted mass espionage activities on German citizens.”


It is obvious that the relations between the two allies have been damaged irreparably due to NSA interceptions, but it seems that there is much more than that because it appears that Germans are not willing to drop Russian energy supply:

'There will be no fracking for economic purposes in Germany in the near future,' German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks announced at a press conference on Friday. Under her proposal, developed jointly with fellow Social Democrat and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel, most forms of hydraulic fracking—the process of extracting gas by injecting water and sand mixed with a small amount of chemical additives into rocks deep underground—will be prohibited until 2021.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democrats have yet to weigh in on the proposed ban. If enacted, it would leave Germany at the mercy of Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly used Europe's energy dependence on Russia to the Kremlin's geopolitical advantage.”


While the US rush to cut any connection with Russia (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/06/us-deep-state-tries-to-cut-its-few-ties.html), planning dangerous war games, they expect from their allies to do the same. As long as Germans insist to be dependent on Russia, they will probably considered as an ostensible ally by Washington.

Of course, the antagonism in economic level doesn't make things better:

In fact, the U.S. and Europe are engaged in a competitive race on who will give more to large corporations and banks. This explains the recent statement by the U.S. Secretary of Treasury, speaking about growth through consumption, criticizing indirectly the austerity policies in Europe, and the expected reaction of Schaeuble, as the U.S. rely heavily on consuming power, and they do not want for the moment to cut wages and labor rights in extent. They see that Europe is moving rapidly to the degradation of welfare state and dissolution of labor rights, which means that it will quickly become more "attractive", even for big companies based in their territory.”

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