How Can Any German Be Sure Merkel Wasn’t Blackmailed By NSA? What About Americans?

As Americans, if Merkel was forced to do the right thing by US blackmail, we might be OK with that. But we need to think in the long term. Germans, whatever their faults or virtues, do not want their elected leaders to be the puppets of a foreign government. And, if they think a foreign government has control of their leader, then peace between those two countries is going to degrade. I have no evidence that the US ever blackmailed any leader, but yesterday the New York Times released a story Read more […]