A meeting of the powers…
In an attempt to boost ties between both countries, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is in Beijing to meet with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang. After all, a stronger tie with China means better business and stronger economies…
Before diving into that, though, Merkel must address spying allegations that involve the United States.
At a news conference, Merkel faced pressing questions about a German man who may have worked as a double agent for U.S. intelligence. As an employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency, the man admitted to passing documents to a U.S. contact…
Trust: Once It’s Gone, It’s Hard to Get Back
So where does that leave U.S.-German relations? And what’s Merkel’s take on it all?
“On the question of a German man working as a double agent for the U.S. intelligence department, we have already opened an investigation. If the reports are correct, it would be a serious case. If the allegations are true, it would be… for me, a clear contradiction to what I consider to be trustful cooperation between agencies and partners,” says Merkel.
This doesn’t look good, especially considering that, just nine months ago, the United States was accused of tapping into Merkel’s private cellphone without her knowledge or consent.
It seems that time reveals more and more about Obama and his clan’s true nature: They can’t be trusted. It’s one thing to betray an ally, but it’s another thing to ask someone to commit treason.
That being said, the spying allegation appears to be a minor bump in the road for China and Germany. Business usually ends up being the bottom line, and yesterday Merkel oversaw the sale of agreement for 100 aircrafts from the Airbus Group’s (EADSY) helicopter division to Chinese companies.
Merkel and Obama might still have some soul searching to do, but for now, Germany has netted another contract and further strengthened its Chinese ties.
In Pursuit of the Truth,
Politics Research Team