Quantcast

Government

German Helicopter Flies Low Altitude Over US Consulate to Check for Surveillance Gear, Warn US on Spying

German Helicopter Flies Low Altitude Over US Consulate to Check for Surveillance Gear, Warn US on Spying

Der Spiegel reported Monday that the German government has confirmed a previously reported operation targeting potential US spying facilities in Germany in late August.

According to the report, a German Federal Police helicopter circled at an altitude of just 200 feet over the US Consulate in Frankfurt. The main objective was to take high-resolution photographs to identify suspected listening posts on the building’s roof.

However, the Germans may have had an additional motive. As noted in the report, an unnamed official claimed Germany wanted to send a message that eavesdropping technologies would not be tolerated on its soil. Specifically, the message was supposed to be, “Stop. Germany strikes back!”, according to Der Spiegel.

Allegedly, the operation was ordered by Chancellor Merkel’s Chief of Staff Ronald Pofalla. According to the report, while Pofalla believes the NSA scandal has passed, he is furious about reports of spying technologies at US diplomatic outposts in his nation.

As Der Spiegel notes, experts believe the flyover was more symbolic than a serious attempt to locate spy gear. Experts believe the Germans wanted to make it clear they can get more aggressive on this issue, if necessary.

Here’s the kicker: the operation was ordered by Germany’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution. It looks like the German government actually cares about protecting its citizens’ most important rights while the US government destroys them at home and abroad.

Photo credit: Flickr/DirkVorderstraBe


Government

More in Government

boehnerbarry

Boehner Working to Avoid Government Shutdown in Planned Parenthood Fight

Donn MartenAugust 25, 2015
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello speaks during a news conference at the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Authorities say Costello has died after a stabbing at an Oklahoma City restaurant on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Shocking! Oklahoma Politician Stabbed to Death by Mentally Ill Son

VideosAugust 24, 2015
11050152_10153059089847347_6019448727725011977_n

Head of US Communist Party Says Commies are ‘Pro-Labor Wing of Democratic Party’

VideosAugust 22, 2015
mccainindians

Some Native American Constituents Unhappy With Senator John McCain

Donn MartenAugust 18, 2015
JCarney

Former Obama Flack Jay Carney, Now an Amazon Shill Defends Company After NY Times Expose

Donn MartenAugust 17, 2015
39_jimmy_carter

Jimmy Carter Reveals He Has Cancer

VideosAugust 13, 2015

Connect With Us

Launched in July 2013 to be a blog that supports and defends the Constitution.

Authors

   
 

Copyright © 2015 Downtrend.com