Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Global Bullshit Industry'
Hijacks Holiday Season

SANTA ABUSE

“A global bullshit
industry recruits
the values with
which we'd like
the festival to be
invested – to sell
things no one wants.”

—COLUMNIST
George Monbiot

GUARDIAN: The Lies Behind the
E.U.-U.S. Transatlantic Trade Deal


British Parliament, U.K.
VIDEO: Guardian Editor Alan
Rusbridger Testifies Before
Parliament on Snowden Files

RealVideoDec. 3, 01:16:37

"Shooting the messenger is the oldest
diversionary trick in the book. My
experience is that when you speak to
people and explain the issues, they
are deeply interested. I can't think of
any story in recent times that has
ricocheted around the world like this
and which has been more broadly
debated in parliaments, courts, NGOs.”

— GUARDIAN
Senior Editor Alan Rusbridger

GUARDIAN EDITOR: FACE OFF WITH 'THE MAN'

Izvestia, Russia
A U.S.-Russia-China Alliance
Offers Iran, Israel a Way Out

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“"The U.S., Russia and China may act
as guarantors of Iranian security if it
meets the terms of the Geneva deal.
All of their authority, both political
and military, should be deployed to
defend the Islamic Republic against
possible outside aggression. Of
course, such a guarantee should also
be extended to the state of Israel.”

— COLUMNIST Kiril Benediktov

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Guardian Editor
Rusbridger Faces
Lawmakers: Live

“• Editor defends paper
over Snowden leaks
• Some people 'may have
committed an offence' -
police • Summary of
Rusbridger's testimony •
Read story: Guardian 'will
not be intimidated'.”

— REPORTER Paul Owen

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden Revelations
Prompt U.N. Probe
into Mass Surveillance

“The U.N.'s senior counter-
terrorism official wil launch
an investigation into the
surveillance powers of U.S.
and U.K. intelligence agencies.”

— REPORTERS Nick Hopkins
and Matthew Taylor

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Accusation that Guardian
Aided Terror by Publishing
Snowden Docs 'Outrageous'
PROBE COMING

“The astonishing
suggestion that this
sort of responsible
journalism can be
equated with aiding
and abetting terror
needs to be
scotched decisively.”

— U.N. Special Rapporteur
Ben Emmerson QC

Le Figaro, France
European Journalist Battles
for U.S.-Style Magnitsky Act

TRANSLATED FROM FRANCE

“The rights of those guilty of violent
abuses of human rights, whoever and
wherever they are, will have their
dirty money seized and travel in
democratic countries restricted,
particularly in the U.S. and Europe,
where they like spending their cash.”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Sebastien Stehli

CHALLENGING RUSSIA ON HUMAN RIGHTS

BBC News, U.K.
Pope Francis: Liberals Love
his Trickle-Down Takedown

“Pope Francis made headlines when
he called on the Catholic Church to
be more decentralized and to focus
on the poor. Few likely expected
the pontiff to take a shot at supply-
side economics and 'trickle-down
theories' by name, however.”

—REPORTERS Anthony Zurche

WAS JESUS CHRIST A SUPPLY-SIDER?


Alquds Alarabi, United Kingdom
Unintended Consequences
of Nuclear-Defanged Iran

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Iran, after abandoning its military
nuclear program, will be able to
focus its efforts on asserting its
influence in the region and being a
regional power - at the expense of
its main rival: Saudi Arabia. ... In
response, the Gulf States are closing
ranks and giving greater support to
their allies in the face of rising Iran.”

— EDITORIAL, Alquds Alarabi

TEHRAN: PLAYING THE LONG GAME

NRC Handelsblad, The Netherlands
NSA Infected Over 50,000
Networks Worldwide with
Theft-Enabling Software

“The malware can be controlled
remotely and be turned on and
off at will. The ‘implants’ act as
digital ‘sleeper cells’ that can be
activated with a single pushbutton.”

—REPORTERS Floor Boon,
Steven Derix, Huib Modderkolk

NSA: POISED TO FOR DATA THEFT


GUARDIAN: NSA 'Collected
Details of Online Sexual
Activity' of Muslim Radicals

THE LOCAL: Britain,
China and Russia also
'Tapped Merkel's Phone'

GAURDIAN ANIMATION: NSA
Surveillance Made Simple


De TIJD, Belgium
Iran Nuclear Agreement
Will be a Stepping Stone to
Better Things ... Maybe!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"For years, anything comparable
to this would have been impossible -
even as the economic blockade
slowly suffocated Iran. ... Simple
this is not. The past teaches us that
Iran is not an easy negotiating
partner - and the extent to which
the religious regime could come
round and give up a majority of its
nuclear ambitions is questionable."

— COLUMNIST Jean Vanempten

ARE THE IRANIANS BACK IN THE PACK?


The Telegraph, U.K.
China-Japan Rearmament is
Keynesian Stimulus - Unless
it All Goes Horribly Wrong
BUBBLING HOTSPOT

“Asia is on the cusp of
a full-blown arms race.
The escalating clash
between China and
almost all its neighbors
in the Pacific has now
crossed a threshold.
All other economic
issues at this point are
becoming secondary.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

Boulevard Voltaire, France
Dallas 1963: Why the
FED Struck Back!

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“With almost suicidal political
courage: he wants to gut the
CIA, he wants to pull the
military out of Vietnam, and
most importantly, in June 4,
1963, he takes the incredible
decision to restore monetary
sovereignty to the state! When
he signed the Executive Order
11110, he may have signed
his own death warrant.”

—EDITORIAL,
Boulevard Voltaire

WAS FED BEHIND JFK'S DEATH?


Reuters, U.K.
Spies Fear Snowden
Stashed 'Doomsday
Cache' in the Cloud

"'The cache may contain
documents generated by
the NSA and other agencies
and includes names of U.S.
and allied intelligence agents,
seven current and former
U.S. officials and others
briefed on the matter said. ...
The passwords are in the
possession of at least three
different people and are
valid for only a brief time
window each day, they said."

— CORRESPONDENT Mark Hosenball

The Telegraph, U.K.
Iran Nuclear Agreement:
Saudi Arabia Warns it
Will Strike Out on its Own

“Saudi Arabia claims it as kept in
the dark by Western allies over
Iran nuclear deal and if need be,
it will strike out on its own.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Damien McElroy

BACKLASH FROM PERSIAN GULF

GUARDIAN: Nuclear Agreement -
a Historic Deal Worth Defending

GUARDIAN: Secret Talks Helped
Forge Iranian Nuclear Deal



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Nuclear Disaster a
'Warning to World,'
says TEPCO Boss

“We tried to persuade
people that nuclear power
is 100% safe. That was easy
for both sides. Our side
explains how safe nuclear
power is. The other side
is the people who listen
and for them it is easy to
hear OK, it's safe, sure,
why not? ... It is easy to
say this is almost perfect
so we don't have to worry
about it. But we have to
keep thinking: what if?”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
U.S. Consulate General in
Frankfurt: American Spy
Central on German Soil

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'Consulate General' has the ring
of glamorous balls, ceremonial
welcoming addresses, or even of
people who issue passports and
visas. It doesn't sound like a control
center for abductions, where the
logistics of secret prisons planned,
or that functions as a postal cover
address for CIA operations and
agents of the secret services."

— REPORTERS Christian Fuchs,
John Goetz, Frederik Obermaier,
Bastian Obermayer, Tanjev Schultz

FROM NEW BOOK 'THE SECRET WAR'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Documents: The NSA Wanted
To Collect Geolocation Data

“The White House had to declassify
NSA documents again. The papers
show that the agency also wanted
to collect and save mobile phone
location information domestically
and may already be doing so.”

—REPORTER Christian Stocker

DER SPIEGEL: Berlin Makes
an Easy Target for Spies


Le Temps, Switzerland
Europe's Price for Trade Talks
Must Be End to U.S. Impunity

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Former Khmer Rouge cadres are now
facing justice for crimes against humanity
in Cambodia. In contrast, Henry Kissinger
will never be bothered by judges. ... Must
we wear blinders and limit ourselves to
liberalizing trade, leaving Europe and the
world to further suffer the influence of
Washington, Wall Street and Hollywood?

— COLUMNIST Christophe Germann

SHOULD UNITED STATES BE ABOVE THE LAW?

Tagesschau, Germany
Reports Expose America's
'Secret War' in Germany

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“A joint NDR-Suddeutsche Zeitung
investigation shows that the U.S.,
in the battle against terrorism,
organized kidnapping and torture
in Germany. U.S. security forces,
in the process, arrested suspects
at German airports. According to
the investigation, U.S. agents
interrogated asylum-seekers and
gathered information that may
have played a role in determinin
g drone targets. A secret torture
prison was constructed at a
CIA base in Frankfurt am Main.”

—NEWS ITEM, Tagesschau

A NEW INTRUSION INTO GERMANY?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Legal Issues Overwhelm
Cornelius Gurlitt Art Find

“A large number of works were
removed from Gurlitt's flat, many
of unknown origin. Attorneys
from all over the world - about
100 so far - are filing claims to
these artworks on behalf of their
clients. The U.S. government is
finding fault with Germany's
approach to the case. Mr. Gurlitt,
the supposed culprit, has been
deprived of his collection, and
yet he is not suspected
of having committed a crime.”

—REPORTERS Lothar Gorris,
Ulrike Knofel, Conny Neumann,
Sven Röbel, Fidelius Schmid
and Michael Sontheimer

ART RECLUSE SPEAKS TO THE WORLD


DER SPIEGEL: Interview with
a Phantom - Cornelius Gurlitt
Shares Some of His Secrets


Die Tageszeitung Germany
Claimants to Massive
Nazi Looted Art Find
are in for a Long Wait

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“It isn't clear where these
paintings will go once the
tax case has been resolved.
The principles of the
Washington Conference
apply to public museums,
collections, archives, and
libraries, but not to private
collections. ... Nor are
museums that encounter
modernist works that were
expropriated from them
in Gurlitt's collection able
to claim restitution. As
owner of the paintings, the
German Reich could decide
freely whether or not to
part with its art, for
any reason whatsoever”

—NEWS ITEM,
Die Tageszeitung

$1.35 BILLION: WHO OWNS IT?


News, Switzerland
Swiss Asylum for Snowden
Would Win Points in Berlin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For Angela Merkel and her party
buddies, Snowden is a smoking hot
potato they would prefer not even
to touch. However, on its own, the
desire for the information this
person has, practically speaking,
obliges one to take the informant
in. ... Snowden could serve as a
bridge - making German Socialists
... more well-disposed toward
Switzerland. If Switzerland could
do the right thing and make not
just enemies but new friends - that
would be a real change of pace.”

—COLUMNIST Hermann Tertsch

WILL SWISS RUN INTERFERENCE?


Daily Mail, U.K.
Massive Scientology Center
with 'Super Power' Floor to
Open in Clearwater, Florida

“The opening of the building Sunday
will mark the first time Scientologists
have had a space to receive 'Super
Power' training - developed by the
religion's founder L. Ron Hubbard.”

—CORRESPONDENT Ashley Collman

FLORIDA SUPER POWER CENTER OPENS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
New York Times Defends
Guardian's Snowden Leaks

“The New York Times has published
similar material, believing that the
public has a clear interest in learning
about and debating the N.S.A.'s out-
of-control spying on private
communications. That interest is
shared by the British public as well.”

—EDITORIAL, The New York Times

FREE PRESS ENDANGERED IN BRITAIN?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
New York Stops to Listen
as Lou Reed Memorial
Floods City with His Music

“New York without Lou Reed – it's
unimaginable. ... He was a pioneer
– even with what we're doing here.”

—Lou Reed Mourner Brian Kaiser

WIFE LAURIE ANDERSON LISTENS TO LOU


ABC, Spain
German 'Snowden-Mania'
Puts All of Europe at Risk

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“A traitorous American spy and a
hefty dose of German idealism has
been injected into the veins of a
society stirred up by media which
is as populist as it is irresponsible.
... The Teutonic sentimentality
feeding this defense of Snowden
as an intrepid and romantic spy
defying empire doesn't bode well.”

—COLUMNIST Hermann Tertsch

GERMANS GETTING CARRIED AWAY?


Izvestia, Russia
Moscow Tongues Wag
Over the 'Downfall'
of U.S. Envoy McFaul

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"During his tenure, McFaul
has achieved nothing, and
the relationship between
the countries has become
much more complex: the
Magnitsky List, the Dima
Yakovlev Law, Georgia,
North Korea, Iran, Syria. ...
Russia needs a professional.

— Igor Morozov, Duma
Committee for Global Affairs

MCFAUL OUT AS AMBASSADOR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
John McCain: NSA Chief
'Should Resign or be Fired'

“They ought to be held accountable
... the head of the NSA, president,
the Intelligence Committees in the
Congress, all of these contractors
we pay that were responsible for
performing the background checks.
There should be a wholesale
housecleaning. Knowing how angry
Angela Merkel was, President
Obama should have apologized.”

—SENATOR John McCain

MCCAIN WANTS HEADS TO ROLL AT NSA


DER SPIEGEL: Germany Warns
U.S. that Facilities Could be
Attacked Over NSA Anger

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Fallout -
Berlin Moves to Increase
Mobile Phone Security


Der Postillon, Germany
U.S. Combat Drones Fly
South for Afghan Winter

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"I usually enjoy watching this
actually - from a safe distance,
of course. ... I've already
photographed a few General
Atomics MQ-1 Predators, and
the occasional MQ-1C Gray
Eagle, as well as of a rare
MQ-9A Reaper drone. It's just
those damned stealth drones,
like the Lockheed Martin
RQ-170 Sentinel, that you can
never get in front of the lens.
At this rate, I'll never be able
to fill up my drone album!

— Amateur
Ornithologist Khalid Bayat

AFGHANISTAN 'BIRD' WATCHING

Reuters, U.K.
Snowden Persuaded
Other NSA Workers to
Give up Passwords

"Snowden used login
credentials and passwords
provided unwittingly by
colleagues at a spy base in
Hawaii to access some of
the classified material
he leaked to the media."

— REPORTERS Warren
Strobel, Mark Hosenball

De Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Lawsuit Seeks to Halt
Dutch 'Laundering'
of NSA-Acquired Data

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“The NSA violates the law
IN the Netherlands and then
delivers information to the
AIVD. The Service is then
allowed to be secretive
about the data's origins,
ultimately laundering the
data. Something like this is
obviously not permissible.
Our demand is simple:
this practice must stop.”

—Investigative Journalist
Brenno de Winter

DUTCH MINISTER ON THE LINE


Guardian Unlimited U.K.
NSA Leaks: U.K. Enemies
are 'Rubbing their Hands
with Glee', says MI6 Chief

"The leaks from Snowden have
been very damaging. They have
put our operations at risk. It is
clear our enemies are rubbing
their hands with glee. ...
Al-Qaeda is lapping it up."

— Sir John Sawers, MI6 Chief

SPY CHIEFS WARN OVER LEAKS

Die Welt, Germany
Elections Topple Global
Cliches about America

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Almost every preconceived
notion we are accustomed to
internationally was thrown
overboard. To sum up: a leftie
now governs New York, a
Black man the White House,
a White man Detroit, and a
Republican New Jersey.
Once again, we can forget
all the cliches about America.”

—COLUMNIST Eric Gujer

THUNDER ON THE CENTER-RIGHT


Savon Sanomat, Finland
After Scandal, Obama
is Far from Justifying
His Nobel Peace Prize

TRANSLATED FROM FINNISH

"The spy scandal shaking
THE world won't help any.
It is interesting to consider
what makes spying and
data breaches by an agency
like the NSA acceptable,
but the intrusions of
individual hackerss into
state information systems
such a serious infraction.

— COLUMNIST
Jari Tourunen

LOVE: THE NEW SNOWDEN?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Tim Berners-Lee: Encryption
Cracking by Our Spy Agencies
is 'Appalling and Foolish'

“The computer scientist who created the
world wide web, has called for a 'full and
frank public debate' on Web surveillance
by the National Security Agency and its
British counterpart, GCHQ, warning that
the system of checks and balances to
oversee the intelligence agencies failed.”

—REPORTER Ed Pilkington

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Kerry May Bring Happy
NSA Surprise for Poles

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Now we'll be spared the hassle
of having to submit to an often
embarrassing conversation with
the American consul. It will be
enough for a Mr. Kowalski, in
a telephone conversation with
anyone - say his wife, to hint
that he wants to go to America,
and the NSA spy system will
unerringly catch it, check what
it has on the Kowalskis in its
databases, and within 48 hours
they will receive an answer
from the Consulate via letter."

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

WILL SPIES PAY OFF FOR POLES?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Trade Deal with U.S. is a Full-
Frontal Assault on Democracy

TRADE TALKS

“Brussels has remained
quiet about a treaty that
would let rapacious
companies subvert our
laws, our rights and
national our sovereignty.”

—COLUMNIST
George Monbiot

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Complaints of
German Exports are 'Unfounded'


Der Spiegel Germany
Ten Essential Witnesses
for Investigating NSA
Surveillance in Germany

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"This week, the Parliamentary
Oversight Committee will meet
to discuss the latest revelations
about the NSA's spying assault.
At that point, a decision will be
made as to whether to form a
Bundestag committee of inquiry.
Such a committee would be
unpleasant for many of those
involved. So who should be
called as witnesses? Here are
ten people who should be
called by any such committee."

— COLUMNIST Veit Medick

GERMANS PONDER THEIR NEXT MOVE

DER SPIEGEL: Et Tu, U.K.? Anger
Grows over British Spying in Berlin

THE INDEPENDENT: Revealed - Britain's
'Secret Listening Post' in Heart of Berlin'

DER SPIEGEL: Germany's Quandary:
The Debate over Asylum for Snowden

DER SPIEGEL: Free Press? Guardian
Editor Laments 'Retrogressive' State

DER SPIEGEL: Codependent: Merkel's
Pragmatic Approach to NSA Scandal

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel Spying: It's
'Unlikely' White House Didn't Know


Der Spiegel Germany
Without Our Own Internet,
Germany and Europe Have
No Genuine Sovereignty

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The notion of entering into a
'no-spy agreement' is absurd.
The Americans are incapable
of entering into an deal that
demands self-restraint. There
is no agreement in the world
to which the U.S. intelligence
services would adhere - we
now know that much. ... In
South America, the creation
of their own network is being
contemplated. That is also the
correct path for Europeans."

— COLUMNIST Jacob Augstein

WEB BALKANIZATION CLOSES IN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
CIA Made Doctors Torture
Suspected Terrorists After
Sept. 11, Taskforce Finds

“The report of the Task force on
Preserving Medical Professionalism
in National Security Detention
Centers concludes that after 9/11,
health professionals working with
the military and intelligence,
'designed and participated in cruel,
inhumane and degrading
treatemnt and torture of detainees.'”

—HEALTH EDITOR Sarah Boseley

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
GCHQ and European Spy
Agencies Work Together
on Mass Surveillance

“The Snowden papers unmask
close technical cooperation and
a loose alliance among British,
German, French, Spanish and
Swedish intelligence agencies.”

—REPORTER Julian Borger

E.U. SPIES DO SPYING TOGETHER

REUTERS: Glenn Greenwald's
Partner Accused of 'Terrorism'


The Observer, U.K.
Is the Album Dead? Katy Perry,
Miley Cyrus and Elton John Hit
by Dramatic U.S. Sales Slump

“Lou Reed's album sales may have risen
607% in the U.S. last week, one of many
tributes to New York's rock 'n' roll poet
of the streets, but that did little to dispel
mood that has descended on the business.”

—COLUMNIST Edward Helmore

REED'S PASSING: LAST GASP FOR ALBUMS?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Transatlantic Ties Ought Not
Be Jeopardized Over Spying

“If Europeans want to salvage
trans-Atlantic relations, they
must accept doing so without
an official, public apology.”

— COLUMNIST Annette Heuser

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE?


Le Monde, France
War Weary West on the
New Challenges of War

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Globalization produces deep
divisions, some of which turn
into a new type of war, in
which states, as guarantors of
international peace, must
prepare themselves for, and
accept, a number of challenges.”

—RESEARCHER Gaidz Minassian

IS AVERSION TO WAR A DANGER?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin's Anointment by
Forbes as Number One
Hombre 'Jaw-Dropping'

“The pint-sized Russian leader
doesn't deserve this ego-boost.
Putin's power is largely illusory
– a false idol erected and fed by
a phalanx of Kremlin cronies,
and maintained through control
of Russia's fast-depleting oil and
gas revenues and an ever more
repressive grip on civil society.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

NZZ, Switzerland
NSA in Germany: Highly
Toxic 'Outrage Cocktail'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The U.S. may want to recall a
phrase accredited to Napoleon's
Chief of Police Joseph Fouche:
'It was worse than a crime; it
was an error.' Knowing Merkel's
next move on the euro-crisis
ahead of the media doesn't
justify a transatlantic ice age.”

—COLUMNIST Eric Gujer

CAN GERMAN-U.S.TIES BE MENDED?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA has Hurt Transatlantic
Relations More than Any
al-Qaeda Operative Could

NSA: AMOK?

“A spy outfit
unchecked is
an outfit that
runs amok. It
is like a man
with a hammer
who thinks all
things are nails.”

— DIE ZEIT PUBLISHER
Josef Joffe

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden's Letter
to Angela Merkel
- Live Coverage

“German politician
reveals content of
letter from the NSA
whistleblower to
German chancellor
whose cell phone
he revealed had
been monitored by
the U.S. for a decade.”

—REPORTER Paul Owen

GERMAN OVERTURES


GUARDIAN: British Debate
on NSA is Sadly Lacking


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
John Kerry Admits:
Some U.S. Spying
has 'Gone Too Far'

“The president and I have
learned of things that've
been happening in many
ways on auto-pilot, since
the technology is there
and the ability is there. ...
In some cases, some of
these actions reached
too far and we are goin
g to try to make sure it
doesn't happen in future.”

—SECRETARY OF STATE
John Kerry

CONSIDERING NON-AMERICANS ...


GUARDIAN: NSA Lawyer: Agency
'Giving a Lot of Thought' to the
Privacy Rights of Overseas Citizens

FINANCIAL TIMES:
NSA Revelations Boost
Corporate Paranoia

GUARDIAN: Obama Halts NSA
Spying on IMF and World Bank

RUSSIA TODAY: Snowden 'Ready
to Testify' in Merkel Tapping Case


Le Monde, France
After PRISM, Europe
Must Protect 'Emerging
Global Consciousness'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Today we can consider
THE information revealed
BY Edward Snowden and
written about by Glenn
Greenwald as the herald
of a crucial turning point:
the awakening of a global
consciousness determined
to confront the urgent
need to regulate how
personal data is harvested,
stored and then utilized."

— PHILOSOPHER Eric Sadin

CONTROLLING OUR OWN DATA

El Pais, Spain
NSA: For E.U., it's Better
to be 'Heard than Ignored'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We in Europe have long complained
that the U.S. hasn't been listening to
us, that we're a dispensable continent,
and that we no longer even show up
on America's radar, inundated as it is
with blips from the Asia-Pacific. Now
we find that they're not only listening
to us, they are massively spying on us.”

—COLUMNIST Francisco G. Basterra

EUROPE: JUST HAPPY TO BE HEARD?


BBC News, U.K.
The War of the Worlds at
75: Still Invading our Fears

“What was the first mainstream
movie to exploit 9/11 imagery
for a horror-entertainment
catharsis, after tacit agreement
in Hollywood to pull back a bit?
A certain film by Spielberg in
2005: War of the Worlds.”

—COLUMNIST Jordan Hoffman

STILL SETTING THE STANDARD

GUARDIAN: Google and Yahoo
'Furious' over reports that NSA
Secretly Intercepts Data Links


Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel Balks at
E.U. Privacy Push

“Chancellor Merkel has
put on a good show of
being outraged by U.S.
spying. But, at the same
time, she has impeded
efforts to strengthen
data security. Does she
really want increased
privacy, or is she more
interested in gaining
membership into the
exclusive group of info-
sharing countries known
as the 'Five Eyes' club?”

—CORRESPONDENT
Gregor Peter Schmitz

READING MERKEL TEA LEAVES


DER SPIEGEL: NSA Scandal
- Parliamentary Spying
Inquiry Faces Challenges

GUARDIAN: Boris Johnson
Defends THE Guardian
Over NSA Revelations


Russia Today, Russia
NSA Accused of Spying
on Vatican Conclave

“The American intelligence
services allegedly wiretapped
cardinals before they elected
the new pope, Pope Francis.”

—RUSSIA TODAY, News Item

SNOOPING ON HOLY FATHER

GUARDIAN: Google and Yahoo
'Furious' over reports that NSA
Secretly Intercepts Data Links


El Pais, Spain
Rather than Rajoy's Phone
Calls, NSA Should Focus on
John Kennedy's Assassin!

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“We shall see just how right the
author of 1984 was, now that the
All-Hearing Ear ix interested in
Merkel's mobile phone and even
conversations of Prime Minister
Mariano Rajoy. All told, the NSA
would be better off focusing its
efforts at home to see, at long
last, who in the hell killed KFK!”

—COLUMNIST Manuel Rivas

SHOULD AMERICA SPY ON THIS MAN?


BNR Nieuwsradio, The Netherlands
The NSA Proves the
Dalai Lama Wrong

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"The Dalai Lama once said,
'A lack of transparency
results in suspicion and a
deep sense of insecurity.'
That's wrong (too bad).
Snowden has shown that
the United States abuses
the availability of online
data, and it is precisely
that which leads to
such suspicion of America."

— COLUMNIST
Ben van der Burg

WRONG ON TRANSPARANCY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Britney Spears Used
By British Navy to
Scare Somali Pirates

“In an excellent case of
'here's a sentence you
won't read every day,'
Britney has emerged as
an unlikely figurehead in
the fight against pirates.”

—REPORTER Tim Jonze

SPEARS: PIRATE FRIGHTENER


El Pais, Spain
Conflicted Europe Must
Defend Citizen Liberties

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"One can't live in a democracy
without guarantees of citizen
rights, and without counter-
weights to the extraordinary
power of the secret services.
Yet E.U. countries need the
protective shield of the U.S.
intelligence services - a fact
that checks any desire to
retaliate and cushions the
blow of this crisis of misrust."

— EDITORIAL, El Pais

DENDING LIBERTY FROM THE FREE?

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
Say it isn't so, NSA!
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“As Obama's cool reaction
shows, the government in
Washington has apparently
yet to grasp the extent of
the damage it has caused
and continues to cause in
Europe. This has strained
transatlantic relations -
even severely strained.”

—COLUMNIST
Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger
The Telegraph, U.K.
David Cameron 'Spies' Trouble

GLASS HOUSES

“Cameron pays tribute
to British intelligence
officers - but refuses
to say whether his own
calls have been bugged.”

— COLUMNIST
Michael Deacon

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Cameron Makes
'Veiled Threat' Over
NSA and GCHQ Leaks

“David Cameron has called
on the Guardian and other
newspapers to show 'social
responsibility' in reporting
on leaked NSA files to avoid
high court injunctions.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Nicholas Watt

THREAT OF PRIOR RESTRAINT

GUARDIAN: David Cameron's
Threat to Guardian: Veiled
Maybe, but Very Plain to See


Der Spiegel, Germany
Embassy Snooping:
The NSA's Secret
Spy Hub in Berlin

“The U.S. Embassy has not
merely been promoting
German-U.S. friendship. On
the contrary, it is a nest of
espionage. From the roof
of the embassy, a special
CIA-NSA unit can apparently
monitor much of the cell
phone communication in the
government quarter. And
there's evidence that agents
based there targeted the
cell phone Merkel uses most.”

—NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BERLIN


DER SPIEGEL: Americans
on Spying Scandal: 'Allies
Aren't Always Friends'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Oversight Dismissed as
'Illusory'; Anger Intensifies
Within Europe and Beyond

“With a program of this scope, it
is obvious that any form of control
becomes illusory when there are
hundreds of millions of exchanges
that are monitored and surveilled.”

—Inter-American Human Rights
Commissioner Felipe Gonzales

El Pais, Spain
Mass Spying on Innocent
Non-Americans Must End

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The Obama White House cannot
continue with a strategy of silence
and obstruction in regard to the
scandalous violation of individual
rights that has been exposed. ...
It is hard to accept that the fight
against terrorism justifies a need
to monitor the communications of
millions of people in other nations.”

—EDITORIAL, El Pais

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Spain Summons American
Ambassador Over Claim
NSA Tracked Millions Calls

“El Mundo reported on Monday
that it had seen an NSA document
that showed the U.S. spy agency
had intercepted 60.5 million calls
in Spain between December 10,
2012 and January 8 of this year.”

—CORRESPONDENT Paul Hamilos

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Europe's 'NSA Envy'
TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“I guarantee that European
politicians are outraged by
the scale of NSA espionage
operations for one reason
and one reason only: their
own national intelligence
agencies lack the chances
and momentum possessed
by the American NSA.”

—COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

IS IT ALL ABOUT JEALOUSY?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Caught in an
Apparent Fib to Merkel

“BILD reported that Obama was
personally informed about U.S.
surveillance against Merkel by
the director of the NSA, Keith
Alexander. Data gathered by
U.S. spies in Berlin was not
channelled through the NSA
in Forte Meade, Maryland, but
directly to the White House.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Paul Lewis, Philip Oltermann

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
As Europe Erupts Over U.S.
Spying, NSA Chief Says that
Government Must Stop Media

LOOKING GLASSES

“How will U.S. and U.K.
officials, in light of their
conduct, maintain the
pretense that they are
free press defenders,
and are in a position to
lecture and condemn
others for violations?”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: Leaked Memos
Reveal GCHQ Efforts to Keep
Mass Surveillance Secret


Die Zeit, Germany
NSA Blackmail of Obama
Himself Not Far-Fetched

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“One need not be a conspiracy
theorist to raise the question:
Isn't it possible that Mr. Obama
might also be a victim of NSA
eavesdropping? It wouldn't be
the first time an intelligence
agency developed a sense of
omnipotence and set itself up
as a 'state within the state.'”

—COLUMNIST Martin Klingst

BLACKMAILING AND THE NSA


Polityka, Poland
Allies or Enemies? American
Intelligence Has Lost the Plot

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“It seems the American intelligence
services lost any sense of proportion
between the scale of the operation
and the threats to security. There is
also serious doubt as to whether U.S.
operations have any legitimate basis
in law, and they certainly confer no
glory on the United States, which in
its political rhetoric, emphasizes the
values of democracy and rule of law.”

—COLUMNIST Marek Ostrowski

IS U.S. INTELLIGENCE OFF COURSE?


Russia Today, Russia
#StopWatchingUS Rallies
Against Mass Surveillance;
Marches on National Mall

“This isn't about red or blue or
party lines, and it definitely isn't
about terrorism. This is about
power, control, and trust in
government ... It's about being
able to live in a free and open
American society ... Elections
are coming and we're watching
you ... They're public servants
and not private investigators.”

—STATEMENT, Edward Snowden

MARCH AGAINST MASS SURVEILLANCE

DER SPIEGEL: 'Frenemies' -
Spying on Allies Fits Barack
Obama's Standoffish Profile

DER SPIEGEL: E.U. Summit
- Merkel's Delicate Dance
Over Spying Allegations


Trouw, The Netherlands
U.S. Espionage? Don't Put Your
Open Data in the Town Square!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“In the Netherlands alone, 1.8 million
phone calls were tapped. But we make
it so easy for the U.S. We conveniently
forget that we're the ones putting all
of our business information in unlocked
safes in the middle of the town square
or the Dam [in Amsterdam]. And then
we're surprised that thieves and secret
services are poking around our data!”

—PRIVACY AND SECURITY RESEARCHER
Guido Van 't Noordende

WORLD CONSIDERS PROTECTING ITS DATA


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Germany, France Warn
that NSA Spying Fallout
Endangers Terror Fight

“Germany and France are to
spearhead a drive to try to
force the Americans to agree
to new transatlantic rules on
intelligence services behavior.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Sam Jones, James Ball

COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING

Le Nouvel Observateur, France
NSA Espionage in France:
'Like Snooping on Family'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This issue is secondary. Yes - it's
annoying that someone close to
you is spying, but we spy even in
families. You may call the French
reaction timid, I call it realistic.”

—Philippe Moreau Defarges,
Foreign Affairs Adviser to
the French Government

JUST A SIGN OF BROTHERLY LOVE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Increasingly Isolated;
Anger of U.S. Allies Grows

“"The surveillance debate in the U.S.
is focused on the constitution – and
whether the privacy of U.S. citizens
is compromised. There seems to b
e minimal acknowledgement about
the concern other countries have
about the rights of their citizens.”

—CORRESPONDENTS
Dan Roberts, Paul Lewis

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Monitored Calls of 35
World Leaders after U.S.
Official Obtained Contacts

• Agency was given more than
200 numbers by government
official • NSA encourages
departments to share their
'Rolodexes' • Surveillance
produced 'little intelligence',
secret emo acknowledges.

—REPORTER James Ball

CAN NSA BE PUT BACK IN ITS CAGE?

France 24, France
Former French Spy Chief:
'France Also Spies on U.S.'

“Spying on allies is all in a day's
work, former head of France's
domestic intelligence agency
said on Thursday. France spies
on the United States just as the
United States spies on France.”

— CORRESPONDENT Tony Todd

SPIES SPY ON THE SPYERS SPYING

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The NSA files – Germany
Summons U.S. Ambassador
Over Merkel Phone – Live

• E.U. summit may discuss U.S.
surveillance • German fight
comes after French anger over
spying • Full coverage of all NSA
and Snowden developments live

—COMPLILED By Paul Owen

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Out of Hand': Europe Furious
Over U.S. Spying Allegations

“The newest charges of U.S. spying
have unleashed a torrent of criticism
and concern in Europe. If suspicions
unearthed by Der Spiegel that the
U.S. tapped Chancellor Merkel's cell
phone turn out to be true, their may
be huge trans-Atlantic ramifications.”

—REPORTER Charly Wilder

MERKEL'S PHONE HACK RALLIES EUROPE

DER SPIEGEL: Germany
Summons U.S. Ambassador
Over NSA Surveillance

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel's
Phone - Spying Suspicions
Put Obama in a Tight Spot


Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel Calls Obama:
Wants NSA to Stop
Tapping Her Phone

“Chancellor Anjela Merkel
phoned President Obama
on Wednesday to discuss
suspicions that she may
have been targeted by U.S.
intelligence for years.”

—REPORTERS
Jacob Appelbaum, Holger
Stark, Marcel Rosenbach,
Jorg Schindler

GERMANY RAISES THE HEAT

GUARDIAN: E.U. Parliament
Demands Freeze of SWIFT
Pact Over NSA Surveillance

DEUTCHE WELLE: America Abused
the Spirit of SWIFT Agreement

GUARDIAN: Breakthrough
on Data Privacy Rules Raises
Pressure on E.U. Leaders

BBC NEWS: Merkel Calls Obama
about 'U.S. Spying on her Phone'

GUARDIAN: Snowden files
- Guardian Should be
Prosecuted, says Tory MP

GUARDIAN: Bugging Friends is
Unacceptable, Warn Germans


Le Monde, France
'How NSA Spies on France'
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The phone communications
of French citizens are, in fact,
intercepted on a massive scale.
... These papers describe the
techniques used to illegally
capture secrets or simply the
private lives of French people.”

—REPORTERS Jacques Follorou
and Glenn Greenwald

REAL 'SHOCK' OR POLITICAL KABUKI?


Le Monde, France
Fighting 'Big Brother'

“At a time when the power of new
technology has made a planet-wide
'Big Brother' possible, it is urgent to
discuss the impact of this on liberty.”

— COLUMNIST Natalie Nougayrede

LE MONDE: NSA Wiretapped
French Diplomats in America

LE MONDE: French Phone
Networks in NSA Crosshairs'

LE FIGARO: French Human
Rights Groups Demand
Judicial Inquiry into NSA


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Snowden Docs Expose NSA
Christmas Holiday Loophole!

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“On December 24 and December 31,
the NSA tapped not one person in the
Netherlands. Apparently, most spies
are at home over Christmas and New
Year's Eve. That would be the best
time to call friends in Pakistan.”

—COLUMNIST Michael Persson

JOHN KERRY ABSORBS AN ANGRY PARIS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Admits: French
Surveillance Revelations
Raise 'Legitimate Questions'

“The president and President Hollande
discussed disclosures in the press, some
of which ... raise legitimate questions
for our friends and allies about how
these capabilities are being employed.”

—WHITE HOUSE Statement

KERRY IN PARIS TO PATCH THINGS UP



Der Spiegel, Germany
E.U. Digital Czar Hits Back
at Post-Snowden Criticism

“When people post everything on
Facebook then ask me to protect
their privacy, I have to say: Take
responsibility yourself! ... I just
want to say that people shouldn't
be naive and assume that their
online data is secure. They need
to take measures to protect it.”

— E.U. DIGITAL AGENDA
Commissioner Neelie Kroes

Dutch News, The Netherlands
NSA Tapped 1.8 Million
Dutch Phones in Month

“VVD MP Klaas Dijkhoff said the
news that the U.S. is obtaining
phone data in the Netherlands
on such a scale is 'disappointing.'
'If it was the Chinese or Russians,
no-one would be surprised,' he
is said. 'But this is an ally and that
makes it extra disappointing.'”

—DUTCH NEWS News Item

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Public Indifference is the
Real Enemy in NSA Affair

“At one point I thought that the
level of public complacency about
the revelations was a reflection
simply of ignorance. ... what is
more alarming is how relaxed
so many of my professional
peers appear to be about all this.”

—PROFESSOR John Naughton,
Open University

U.S. GETS DRESSING DOWN IN PARIS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
France Summons U.S. Envoy
Over NSA Surveillance Claims

“According to Le Monde, documents
show that NSA was targeting not only
terrorist suspects but also politicians,
businesspeople and members of the
Hollande Administration under a
program codenamed US-985D.”

—COLUMNIST Sam Jones

Der Spiegel, Germany
System Failure - American
Democracy Nears its Limits

“Its political architecture was not
designed for long-lasting blockades
and extortion, the likes of which
are enthusiastically practiced by the
Tea Party for most of the last four
years. The US's founding fathers
proposed a system of checks and
balances, not checks and boycotts.”

—COLUMNISTS
Sebastian Fischer, Marc Pitzke

NON-REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Fresh Leak: NSA Accessed
Mexican President's E-mail

"The NSA has been systematically
eavesdropping on the Mexican
government for years. It hacked
into the president's public e-mail
account, and gained deep insight
into policymaking and the system."

— REPORTERS Jens Glüsing,
Laura Poitras, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Stark

Die Welt, Germany
Yellen Holds the Key
to Dollar's Decline

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The U.S. economy is huge,
but so are the debts America
has accumulated over the
decades. This year, the 317
million Americans will
produce goods and services
valued at roughly $16.7
trillion, according to IMF
estimates. However, federal,
state, and local government
debt is already higher than
that, amounting to almost
$17 trillion. ... All experts
agree that the future of the
dollar critically depends on
the new head of the FED.”

—COLUMNIST Daniel Eckert

THE END OF DOLLAR DOMINANCE?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
International Herald
Tribune: Newspaper
of Americans Abroad

“Generations of Americans
traveling to Europe before,
during and after the two
world wars, swapping the
competitive, tight-laced
rigours of the materialist,
capitalist, God-fearing USA
for the sophisticated languor,
louche-ness and chic of the
French capital, the Herald
reported, reflected and
symbolized the quintessential
experience of embracing
foreignness, specifically
that of the Frenchs.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E.U. is Finalizing Rules to
Halt Data Transfer to U.S.

“All those U.S. companies that
dominate the tech market and
the Internet want access to
our goldmine, an internal
market with over 500 million
potential customers. If they
want to access it, they will
have to play by our rules.”

—Viviane Reding, E.U.
Commissioner for Justice

Le Temps, Switzerland
Budget Deadlock Again
Suggests Racism Behind
Opposition to Obama

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The advent of the first Black
president of the United States,
elected for the first time in
November 2008 and re-elected
last year with a majority of the
electoral college and popular
vote, has already resulted in the
manifestation of quite a number
of heinous events. The current
budget crisis reflects a new
level of contempt for Obama."

— COLUMNIST Stephane Bussard

JUST POLITCS, OR SOMETHING MORE?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: David Cameron
has 'Declared War' on
Investigative Journalism

RealVideoOct. 17, 00:06:40

BRITISH 'EMPIRE' STRIKES BACK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
So America's Skewed
Democracy Lurches
Toward its Next Crisis

NO SOLUTION

“To the rest of the
world and much of
America, this is yet
another dangerous
folly. The fact that
the nation did not
default should come
as cold comfort.
The fact that we are
even talking about it
defaulting is a issue.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Newsweek Polska, Poland
In Poland and America,
Religion Propels Right

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“At roughly the same time,
the U.S. Republican Party
and Poland's biggest right-
wing party became hostage
to ideological extremists
and radicals. Why are right-
wing radicalization and
ideology present to such an
extent both countries? It so
happens that for both, religion
plays a big role in public life.”

—COLUMNIST Tomasz Lis

MEET THE TED CRUZ OF POLAND


The Telegraph, U.K.
Obama Wins Shutdown
Showdown. His Prize is
Lame Duck Presidency

A PYRRHIC WIN?

“What has Obama really
won? He has his precious
healthcare reform and
he gets the government
open again. Tomorrow,
however, he'll still have
the same gridlocked
political system that he
had the night before.”

— COLUMNIST Tim Stanley

ECONOMIST: America's
Not So Dangerous Game


Telegraph, U.K.
Afghan Fury as U.S. Seizes
'Spy at Top of the Taliban'

"Mehsud was forcibly abducted while
heading to a secret rendezvous with
America’s allies in Afghanistan’s top
spy agency, the National Intelligence
Directorate. ... The mission to seize
Mehsud amounted to a dramatic
breach of trust among the allies."

— CORRESPONDENTS
Damien McElroy, Rob Crilly

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
Sochi 2014: Russia to Take
Gold in Spying on Visitors

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Many foreigners, who won't use
Russian servers, likely hope that
their data will be protected by
modern encryption methods of
Western companies. In fact, this
will provide few advantages. ...
Foreign citizens, for a period of
a couple of weeks while at the
Olympic Games, will be in the
same situation that Russians have
experienced every day for years."

— REPORTERS Andrei Soldatov
and Irina Borogan

SOCHI 2014: MOVE OVER NSA

Telegraph, U.K.
The Sun is Setting on
Dollar Supremacy, and
with it, American Power

"A serious alternative to the
dollar is still a long way off,
but the latest shenanigans on
Capitol Hill have given the
search frenewed momentum."

— CCOLUMNIST Jeremy Warner

Russia Today, Russia
Glenn Greenwald
Calls Canadian Spying
'Aggressive, Insidious

"There is a huge amount of
stuff about Canada in these
archives because Canada
works so closely with NSA.”

— JOURNALIST Glenn Greenwald

Trouw, The Netherlands
The Left and the Right: Equal
Opportunity Immigrant Killers

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“We have never seen an ideology or
religion on trial before a court of law
on charges of murder. It is invariably
people who must be held accountable.
... To point a cowardly finger at 'the
left' or any other political entity or
notion is ridiculous. ... If one has a
serious accusation to make, it should
be taken to a prosecutor, who would
reject it, because prosecutors cannot
call to account 'the left' or 'the right.'”

—COLUMNISTS Ewoud Clay
and Jan Jaap de Ruiter

WHO IS KILLING THE FLEEING REFUGEES?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Assange Says
Snowden Safer than
Those Covering Him

RealVideoOct. 12, 00:33:57

"You have a situation in
which the United States
has mapped out the whole
community structure, the
relations between every
individual who has any
chance of holding any
influence in Latin America.
And is able to shift and
play off different parties
against one another..”

— WikiLeaks Founder
Julian Assange

ASSANGE SETS THE STAGE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Snowden in Moscow;
Accepts Sam Adams Award

RealVideoOct. 12, 00:04:02

"We have an executive at the
Department of Justice that's
unwilling to prosecute high
officials who lied to Congress
and the country on camera,
but they'll stop at nothing to
persecute someone who told
them the truth. And that's a
fundamentally dangerous
thing to a democracy.”

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN ACCEPTS AWARD

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: 'Snowden a Hero'
to Emulate: Steve Wozniak

RealVideoOct. 11, 00:00:54

"If there were anything in my life
I could do that would be equivalent
to his achievements, I would do it.
I am very glad he is exists among us
and he is a hero. And I hope that if
I were in the same situation, I'd have
the courage to do the same thing.”

— Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak

WOZNIAK CALLS SNOWDEN A 'HERO'

Financial Times, U.K.
Search Battle Against
Google Moves to Brazil

"Brazil's antitrust regulator
said the alleged violations
by Google, 'if proven, may
prevent the entry and
development of competitors
in the Brazilian online search
market, as well as increase
Google's already quite
elevated market influence.'"

— COMMENTARY, Economist

FINANCIAL TIMES: 'Dutch
Sandwich' Grows as Google
Shifts €8.8bn to Bermuda


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Hillary Clinton: We Need to
Talk Sensibly About Spying

"We need to have a sensible adult
conversation about what is needed
to be done, and how to do it, in
a way that is as transparent as it can
be, with as much oversight and
citizen understanding as possible.”

— REPORTERS Saeed Kamali
Dehghan, Nicholas Watt,
Alan Travis, Nick Hopkins

HILLARY WEIGHS INTO SURVEILLANCE

Daily Mail, U.K.
Calls Grow to Prosecute
Guardian Over Spy Leaks

“The Guardian has never denied
sending family and personal data
about intelligence agents across
borders. This is illegal and it is a
threat to agents and their families.”

—Tory MP Julian Smith

DAILY MAIL EDITORIAL: 'Paper
that Helps Britain's Enemies'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
World News Editors: 'What
the Guardian is Doing is
Important for Democracy'

“Yesterday, Daily Mail described
the Guardian as 'The paper that
helps Britain's enemies'. We have
shown that article to many of the
world's leading newspaper editors.
These is what they had to say.”

—EDITORS of The New York Times,
Der Spiegel, Haaretz, Le Monde,
El Pais, Slate, The Hindu, Clarin,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,
Washington Post, Sueddeutsche
Zeitung, La Repubblica, Dagens
Nyheter, Aftenposten, La Stampa,
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, Gazeta
Wyborcza, Politiken, Buzzfeed,
ORF, Tagesspiegel, Knight

WORLD EDITORIS GUARD GUARDIAN


GUARDIAN EDITORIAL: Spies and
Journalism: When Worlds Collide

GUARDIAN: Surveillance,
Democracy, Transparency

GUARDIAN FRONT
PAGES: The NSA Files

GUARDIAN: Patriot Act Author
Prepares Bill to Put NSA Bulk
Collection 'Out of Business'

GUARDIAN: Skype Under
Investigation in Luxembourg
Over its ties to the NSA



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Hamid Karzai's Latest
Outburst at NATO is Sign
of His Deep Frustration

“With Western leaders and
generals busily conspiring to
declare the 12-year war a
success ahead of next year's
withdrawal, Karzai's words
are a reminder that all is far
from well - and that things
could soon turn very messy.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

News, Switzerland
'Terror in a Teapot'
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For us in Europe, it's
gratifying to know that
the intelligence services
have been forced to
reduce their activity to
a minimum and that our
e-mails cannot be as
thoroughly scanned -
likewise those of
Islamist terrorists. ...
If everything proceeds
as planned, new Tea
Party icon Ted Cruz
should soon be getting
a congratulatory
letter from al-Qaeda.”

—COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer

WHY THE WORD 'TERRORIST'?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Committee to Protect
Journalists Issues Scathing
Report on Obama Regime

ANTI-PRESS OBAMA

“The report offers a
comprehensive survey
of the ways the Obama
presidency has ushered
in a paralyzing climate
of fear for journalists
and sources alike, that
severely threatens the
news-gathering process.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: Chelsea Manning
Rejects the 'Pacifist' Label


News, Switzerland
U.S. Republicans Wage War
on Profligate Hungry Kids

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“While Tea Party Republicans
defend every tax loophole for
the superrich as if it were a
battle against the Nazis, all
possible effort is made to
make the poor even poorer.”

—COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

IS THIS THE PRICE OF 'FREEDOM'?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Father of Edward
Snowden Lands in Moscow

RealVideoOct. 10, 00:04:42

"I have no idea what his intentions
are, but ever since he has been in
Russia, my understanding is that he
has simply been trying to remain
healthy and safe and he has nothing
to do with any future [news] stories.”

— Lon Snowden,
Father of Edward Snowden

EDWARD SNOWDEN HAS A VISITOR

GUARDIAN: NSA Reform Under
Threat by 'Business-as-Usual Brigade',
Senator Ron Wyden Warns


Economist, U.K.
America's Government
Shutdown: This is No
Way to Run a Country

"The Republicans are setting
a precedent that, if followed,
would make the United States
ungovernable. ... Washington
will be permanently paralysed
and America wil be condemned
to a state of chronic uncertainty."

— COMMENTARY, Economist

SHUTDOWN PORTENDS GRIM FUTURE

ECONOMIST: Janet Yellen -
A New Hand on the Tiller


The Telegraph, U.K.
Rejoice: The Yellen FED
Will Print Money Forever

NEW FED CHAIR

“The FED will be
looser for longer
and will continue
to print money
until America's
economy creates
enough jobs to
reignite wage
pressures and
inflation, and no
matter the asset
bubbles, or the
collateral damage
along the way.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

GuardIan Unlimited, U.K.
Libyan al-Qaeda Suspect's
Detention-at-Sea Raises
Geneva Convention Issues

"With every passing day that the
U.S. holds its newest terrorism
suspect in the brig of the USS San
Antonio
, the Obama White House
dives deeper into the extra-legal
murk that marked its predecessor."

— CORRESPONDENT
Spencer Ackerman

AL-LIBY: ILLEGALLY DETAINED?

Die Welt, Germany
Iran Reckons with the High
Cost of Constructing a Nuke

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Due to its gloomy economic state,
Iran must fear renewed unrest.
The mullahs are learning that nuclear
bombs demand a very high price.
How high? That depends on
whether there is war, or non-war."

— HISTORIAN Michael Sturmer

WILL IT BE WAR - OR NON-WAR?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Government Shutdown is
Playground Spat that Badly
Damages U.S. Credibility

U.S. IMPLODES

“Since Republicans
took over the House,
they have forced the
country from one
self-imposed crisis to
another with gay
abandon, shameless
guile, clueless zeal.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Republican 'Clowns' Turn
U.S. into 'Laughing Stock'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"This is an ideological battle over
the prerogatives of the federal
government. The issue is quite
interesting, but when the issue
makes the most powerful nation
in the world a laughing stock,
the participants in the dispute
cease being intellectuals and
turn themselves into clowns."

— COLUMNIST
Bartosz Weglarczyk

AMERICA SHOOTS ITSELF IN FOOT

Der Spiegel, Germany
Shutdown Spectacle: 'America
is Already Politically Bankrupt'

“The main actors in this dispute, which
involves many factors, both ideological
and political, all took a huge risk and,
unhindered, have proceeded to validate
everyone who ever accused the political
establishment of being rotten to the core.”

—EDITORIAL,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

EDITORIAL SHOCK AT U.S. SHOWDOWN


Izvestia, Russia
Global Call to Arms Against
'American Exceptionalism'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"In no case should Russians stand
against this alone. They should
be joined by the world's leading
philosophers, church heads and
representatives of all the world's
religions, and, finally, the leaders
of other nations around the globe."

— COLUMNIST Boris Mezhuyev

EXCEPTION TO EXCEPTIONALISM

Polityka, Poland
Budget Extremists Unforeseen
by America's Founding Fathers

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Founding Fathers didn't anticipate
that their descendants would one day
prove to be incapable of compromise.
... The game, led by a radical wing of
Republicans, often referred to as the
'Tea Party,' is becoming increasingly
dangerous. If the United States were a
small economy, politicians like this
would only be harming themselves with
their inability to compromise. Too bad,
the obstinacy on the part of Republicans
could have implications for us all.”

—COLUMNIST Cezary Kowanda

WHAT 'CHECKS AND BALANCES' MISSED

Deutche Welle, Germany
Brazil Seeking Internet
Independence from U.S.

"The NSA spying scandal has
woken Brazil out of its data
protection doze. Plans are
being made for an optical
network to link 12 South
American countries with
Europe and Africa, and
largely devoid of America."

— NEWS ITEM, Deutche Welle

Newsnight, U.K.
VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald
on Edward Snowden, the
NSA, GCHQ, Espionage

RealVideoOct. 4, 00:14:08

"I hope we have learned the
lesson after the Iraq War that
government claims are not
tantamount to the truth. I
think it's a shock that
government officials lie to
journalists who don't seem to
mind being lied to very much”

— JOURNALIST
Glenn Greenwald

GREENWALD SOCKS IT TO THE MAN

Financial Times, U.K.
IMF Chief: Global Economy
Sees Change on 'Epic Scale'

"Because the normalization of
monetary policy affects so many
markets and people across the
globe, the U.S. has a special
responsibility: to implement it
[lifting the debt ceiling] in an
orderly way, linking it to the
pace of employment and
recovery; to communicate
clearly; and to conduct dialogue
with others global participants."

— IMF CHIEF Christine Lagarde

Independent, U.K.
Has America Ever
Been More Divided?

WORLD AGHAST

“Absurd, shameful,
incomprehensible?
Indeed. But that's
the American way
of government in
this fall of 2013.”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Corwell

ECONOMIST: Will Voters
Punish the Republicans?

TELEGRAPH: Barack Obama Presides
Over End of U.S. Superpower Status


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Republicans
and Iran's Mullahs

"Republican leaders have
complained that Obama
was more interested in
talking to Iran than to
them about the budget.
The comparison of Iran
and the GOP might be
closer than they think.
As tens of thousands of
civilian employees began
to be laid off yesterday,
the pragmatists are the
Republicans who believe
they are about to sign
the biggest suicide note
in their party's history."

— EDITORIAL, Guardian

Le Figaro, France
Tea Party Takes U.S. Hostage
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Republicans who never fail to delight
at the idea of sabotaging a project of
Barack Obama, also know they could
pay dearly in the upcoming mid-term
elections for their intransigence. ...
Americans, even if unenthusiastic about
health care, are allergic to blackmail.”

—JOURNALIST Paulo Sotero

WILL THIS END BETTER THAN LAST TIME?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Cameron Uses American
Shutdown to Justify Austerity

"I know some people want to get away
from the subject of deficit reduction,
sorting out our economy and turning
it around, but I think we will have lots
of reminders over the coming months,
like what's happening in America, that
it's absolutely vital we grip it."

— PRIME MINISTER David Cameron

TELEGRAPH: Dollar Falls
but Markets Steady as U.S.
Government Shuts Down


El Mundo, Spain
The U.N.'s Yearly Show
Again Plays a Vital Role

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"' Meetings of the U.N. General
Assembly are a superb pretext
for the U.S. Secretary of state
John Kerry to meet his Iranian
counterpart. It's something they
haven't done in 25 years. It is
the same for President Rohani."

— Inocencio Arias, Former
Ambassador to the U.N.

THE U.N.: IT STILL SERVES A PURPOSE

Die Zeit, Germany
Yanks' Party System
Better than Germans'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"When an American votes,
he wants his party to win,
which, after all, is why he
votes for the party he wants.
And lo and behold. After
the election, at least 51%
of Americans actually know
their party won. That's
simple arithmetic. ... When
a German votes, he uses
advanced probability to
calculate: 'I want the SPD
(German Social Democratic
Party) to win, so I'll vote
for the Green Party so they
can form a coalition,' with
the outcome being exactly
what no one wanted: a
grand coalition, for example."

— COLUMNIST Eric T. Hansen

TIME FOR GERMAN TO SWITCH?

GuardIan Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Holds Historic
Phone Call with Rouhani;
Hints at End to Sanctions

"President Rouhani's English-
language Twitter account
broke news of the phone call
in a series of tweets that
hinted at a remarkably swift
rapprochement between the
countries since the moderate
cleric was elected in June."

— REPORTERS Dan Roberts
and Julian Borger

CAN A PARTNERSHIP EMERGE?

Der Spiegel, Germany
IPCC Report: 'Climate
Change Inaction Must End'

"The reports constitute the latest
chapter in our attempt to adapt to
climate change and prevent the
continuing damage to the planet."

— COLUMNIST Christoph Seidler

Izvestia, Russia
World Can 'Thank' U.S.
and Britain for Nairobi
Terrorist Massacre

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIA

"'The West, it appears, is not
altogether clever, if it hoped
to control the spread of these
armed militants throughout
the planet. One mustn't help
the forces of evil use Islam
for their own ends. You have
already fed the beast, you
European and American
bastards. In the near future,
we're all going to have it hard."

— WRITER AND COLUMNIST
Edward Limonov

LIBYA ... KENYA ... AMERICA?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
IPCC Climate Change Report:
Live Coverage and Reaction

“The world is warming, and we are
to blame. Already some of the results
of this are 'unprecedented' and
dangerous. If we continue to pour
greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,
the levels of warming will cause
severe problems around the globe,
and could soon be catastrophic.”

— ENVIRONMENT REPORTER Fiona Harvey

GUARDIAN: The IPCC Climate
Change Report by the Numbers


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Senator Ron Wyden Tells
Clapper: 'NSA Repeatedly
Deceived American People'

NSA: OFF THE RAILS

“James Clapper lied to the
Intelligence Committee, and
not only wasn't he charged
for that felony, he continues
to be treated with reverence
by the very Committee he
deliberately deceived. That
is all you need to know.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED: Edward
Snowden's Leaks are Misguided – they
Risk Exposing Us to Cyber-Attacks

GUARDIAN: U.S. Spy Chiefs Urge Congress
to Preserve NSA Surveillance Programs


Guaridan Unlimited, U.K.
Cold War Files Reveal that
NSA Spied on Muhammad
Ali, Martin Luther King Jr.

"The United States has another
secret eavesdropping scandal
on its hands, but this time it
goes back to the Johnson
and Nixon administrations."

— REPORTER David Usborne

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: French President
Francois Hollande at the
U.N. General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:19:41

"The U.N.'s honor comes from
acting whenever people's
freedom is denied. The UN's
honor comes from acting
whenever fundamental rights
are compromised. The UN's
honor comes from intervening
when extremism threatens
international security. The
U.N.'s honor comes from acting
to advance peace. And in
Syria, the situation is urgent.”

— President Francois Hollande

HOLLANDE ISSUES MORAL CALL

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Senator Ted Cruz:
Circus Performer

SHOWBIZ ...?

“His pseudo-filibuster
over defunding the
Affordable Care Act
was doomed to fail,
yet the Tea Party
sees him as a lion. In
truth, he's a clown.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Reform Bill Would
Trim Back Surveillance

"The Intelligence Oversight
and Surveillance Reform Act
would prohibit the NSA's bulk
collection phone records of
Americans under the Patriot
Act, the most controversial
aspect of U.S. surveillance
revealed by documents
supplied by Edward Snowden."

— REPORTERS Paul Lewis, Dan Roberts

GUARDIAN: To Reform the
NSA, Fire Officials Who Lie


Trouw, The Netherlands
Now is the Moment for Obama
to Earn his Nobel Peace Prize

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Ultimately, If the game is played right,
America and Russia may even resolve
the Iranian nuclear issue. Obama will
then go down in history as a deserving
winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, while
Russia's position will improve greatly."

— COLUMNIST Rob de Wijk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
This Time, West Must Not
Turn its Back on Diplomacy

HOPE FOR PEACE?

"The opportunity to
diplomatically resolve
differences between
Iran and the West,
including the impasse
over the nuclear issue,
presented itself many
years ago during my
presidency. That was
an opportunity missed."

— FORMER Iran President
Mohammad Khatami

GUARDIAN: Open Letter
to Obama from 500 Iranian
Intellectuals and Activists


Die Welt, Germany
Clausewitz on Syria: Avoid War
and a Loss of Political Control

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'War is the continuation of politics by
other means.' That is the core idea of
the Prussian general. In fact - hw was
warning against the loss of political
control, which still applies today."

— HISTORIAN Michael Sturmer

CANNONBALLS, POLITICS AND GENERALS

The Observer, U.K.
U.S. Gun Use is Out of Control.
So Shouldn't World Intervene?

IS IT ONLY FAIR?

"As citizens of the
world, maybe we
should demand an
end to the suffering
of victims and their
families – maiming
and killing children
– just as America
does in every civil
conflict on earth."

— COLUMNIST Henry Porter

BBC News, U.K.
Document Highlights Near-
Detontion of Hydrogen
Bomb Over South Carolina

"One fell to the ground unarmed.
But the second assumed it was
being deliberately released over
an enemy target - and went
through all its arming mechanisms
save one, and very nearly
detonated over North Carolina."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC

Liberation, France
Obama and Hollande:
'Galactic Summiteers'
Play to the Cameras

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Hollande speaks and Obama
listens. ... But to whom is
Hollande speaking? ... We'll
never know. ... And Obama
- is he actually listening?
Presumably, cunning and wise
to the rites of international
conferences, the American
president knows how to
give every sign of paying
close attention while thinking
about something else entirely."

— COLUMNIST Gerard Lefort

IS THIS ACCOMPLISHING ANYTHING?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Obama 'Leads from Behind',
While Putin is Up in Front

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"This time, Putin has landed himself
quite a juicy morsel. He is pitted
against President Barack Obama and
his secretary of state, John Kerry, a
comical duo, who on the subject of
Syria and relations with Moscow,
behave like a pair of blind kittens."

— COLUMNIST Marek Magierowski

OBAMA: DIPLOMATIC SCHIZOPHRENIA?

Handelsblatt, Germany
Hooked on 'FED Drugs',
U.S. Overtakes Europe

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"It still appears that the U.S.,
at least, has survived the most
dangerous self-experiment
in economic history - because
the last few decades have been
just that: a self-experiment
with financial anabolic steroids.
Americans have tackled their
problems better than Europeans."

— DEKABANK Chief Economist
Ulrich Kater

QUANTITATIVE EASING: FEAR NOT?

Kommersant, Russia
Putin's Plan Won't End
Hatred Among Syrians

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Recent events show that
the level of hostility among
ethnic and religious groups
has gone so far that Syria's
civil war will continue -
whether Russia's plan to
destroy Assad's chemical
weapons succeeds or not."

— COLUMNIST Andrei Odinets

SYRIA'S STUBBORN DIVISIONS

Pravda, Russia
McCain: 'Russians Deserve
Better than Vladimir Putin'

PUTIN'S PAYBACK

"I am not anti-Russian.
I'm pro-Russian, more
pro-Russian than the
regime that misrules
you today. President
Putin claims that his
purpose is to restore
Russia to greatness at
home and among the
nations. But by what
measure has he done so?"

— SENATOR John McCain

Der Spiegel, Germany
Mad about Guns: America's
Deadly Weapons Obsession

"It feels familiar to the media, who
reflexively transform the victims
into heroes and the perpetrator into
a telegenic outsider. It feels familiar
to the politicians, who find only
empty cliches. And it feels familiar
to the nation, which mourns for
a short time and then clicks away."

— COLUMNIST Marc Pitzke

WORLD LOOKS AND WONDERS - AGAIN

Der Spiegel, Germany
E.U. Parliament 'Furious'
about NSA Bank Spying;
Ponders Halt to SWIFT

"We parliamentarians have to
show clearly where we stand.
The NSA activities have been
known now for 14 weeks,
and one still can't see any real
effort by the E.U. or U.S.
to shed light on the situation."

— CORRESPONDENT
Gregor-Peter Schmitz

The Telegraph, U.K.
As Jobs 'Evaporate,'
Fed Recoils from 1937
Tightening Mistake

PLOT WORSENS?

“The American
economy shed
347,000 jobs
over the past
two months,
which is roughly
comparable to
the rate of loss
seen during the
Great Recession.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

TELEGRAPH: QE Now Little
More than a Confidence Trick


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden is'Living
Incognito in Russia'

"Snowden is living under
guard at a secret location
in Russia, but is able to
travel around the country
freely without being
recognized, according
to his Russian attorney."

— CORRESPONDENT
Shaun Walker

NEWS ON EDWARD SNOWDEN

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Putin's Letter to Americans a
Guilty Pleasure for the World

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Outside the West, many have read his
epistle with pleasure: finally, Americans
get a taste of their own medicine. ... he
got to the core of the problem: the fact
that America claims to derive separate
rights due to its uniqueness - and doesn't
understand that other people doubt its
selflessness, because American principles
often serve as a cover for U.S. interests."

— COLUMNIST Luis Lema

AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM UNPOPULAR

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Follow the Money': NSA
Monitors Financial World

"'By all appearances, NSA collects
everything it can in the sensitive
financial sector - at least that's the
message of a presentation from
April. The agency seeks access to
'bulk global financial data,' which
is then fed into the Tracfin
database, the presenter noted."

— Laura Poitras, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Stark

NSA: COLLECTION OF FINANCIAL DATA

Daily Mail, U.K.
Russian Politician Mocks Navy
Yard Rampage with Remark
on 'American Exceptionalism'

"New shootout at Navy headquarters
in Washington. Aa lone gunman and
seven corpses. No one is even surprised
anymore ... A clear confirmation
of American exceptionalism."

— Alexei Pushkov, Duma Foreign
Affairs Committee Chairman

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Obama's Syria 'Zugzwang'
Clogs Economic Progress

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Take, for example, mR. Obama's
refusal to meet with Putin before
the G20 because of the recent
granting of temporary asylum to
'traitor' Snowden. This, of course,
was combined with another bitter
foretaste - that of needing to find
a multilateral approach to Syria. ...
Although the summit agenda
included Syria, meeting organizers
made it clear that it would only be
discussed informally. ... Meanwhile,
Obama headed to St. Petersburg
with almost the sole intention of
teaching bASHER Assad a lesson."

— COLUMNIST Mikhail Znamenski

HAS PRESIDENT OBAMA LOST THE PLOT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Follow the Money': NSA
Spies on Global Payments

"Spying is conducted by a branch
called 'Follow the Money.' The
collected information then flows
into the NSA's financial databank,
called 'Tracfin,' which in 2011
contained 180 million records.
Some 84 percent of the data is
from credit card transactions.."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Inside Mind of NSA Chief
General Keith Alexander

DATA COWBOY

"His NSA peers see
him as a 'cowboy'
willing to play fast
and loose with legal
limits in order to
construct a system
of ubiquitous
surveillance."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Le Temps, Switzerland
The 'Obscene' Diplomatic
Pirouette Over Syria War

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The surprise initiative is likely
less improvised than it looks. It
is a way for the Americans and
Russians to escape a situation
that for both, is akin to being
caught in a great hornet's nest
- even if for different reasons."

— COLUMNIST Luis Lema

DEBATE OVER FORMS OF MURDER

The Telegraph, U.K.
Al-Qaeda Chief Calls on
Followers to 'Bleed U.S.'
with Small-Scale Strikes

"'We should bleed America'
economically by provoking'
it to continue in its massive'
expenditure on its security,'
for America's weak point is'
its economy, that has begun'
to stagger due to the military'
and security expenditures."

— AL-QAEDA CHIEF
Ayman al-Zawahiri

THE SAME OLD - SAME OLD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Changes to NSA Not
Spoken of at Obama's
Surveillance Review
Panel, Attendees Say

“My fear is it's a simulacrum
of meaningful reform ... Its
function is to bleed off the
pressure, without getting
to the meaningful reform.”

— Sascha Meinrath,
New America Foundation

GUARDIAN: NSA Shares Raw
Intelligence Data with Israel,
Including About Americans


Polska, Poland
Foreign Minister Sikorski
Hits Syria Nerve at Kremlin

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Sikorski's words to some extent
revealed Russia's game to Western
readers, which is why the Kremlin
reacted so strongly to his comments."

— COLUMNIST Wojciech Rogacin

Die Welt, Germany
The World Needs an America
that 'Hunts Down Monsters'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"As was the case after the fall of the
Roman Empire, most Americans will
grasp how much the world benefited
from the Pax Americana only after it
no longer exists. The Pax Americana
is the most liberal global order of all
time, and its existence is useful to
most states, including Russia and China.'"

— COLUMNIST Clemens Wergin

CAN WORLD DO WITHOUT U.S. INFLUENCE?

Swiss Info, Switzerland
Struggling Swiss Banks
Sweat Over U.S. Tax Bill

"Now burdened by higher
regulatory and compliance
costs and diminishing fees,
some struggling smaller
boutique banks may tip over
the edge after the latest
Swiss–U.S. deal to settle
the long-running tax row."

— REPORTER Matthew Allen,

Sydsvenskan, Sweden
As Friendly as U.S.
and Sweden May Be,
We Differ on Syria

TRANSLATED FROM SWEDISH

"Obama probably came
to Stockholm with the
hope of getting at least
a few Nordic countries
on the bandwagon.
However, on behalf of
Swedens's government,
Prime Minister Fredrik
Reinfeldt politely but
firmly said 'no thank you.'"

— EDITORIAL,
Sydsvenskan

ITS LONELY AT THE TOP

Der Spiegel, Germany
Brash American Nuclear
Expert Scolds Fukushima
CEO for Nuclear Chaos

"'You do not know what you are
doing,' Klein told company Chief
Naomi Hirose to his face. 'You don't
have a plan.' In accordance with
Japanese custom, the chastized
company CEO bowed his head and
replied, 'I apologize for not being
able to live up to your expectations."

— CORRESPONDENT Marco Evers

NUCLEAR PROGNOSIS: CRITICAL

The Independent, U.K.
Once the West Set Out
to Conquer the World

AMBITION'S END?

“Those days have
gone forever. A
series of defeats
have done for
colonialism, and
its more virulent
form, imperialism.”

—- COLUMNIST
Andreas Whittam Smith

BBC News, U.K.
Reporter Glenn Greenwald
to Testify at Brazil Spy Probe

The Brazilian investigation commission
wants to probe whether the alleged
espionage on oil company Petrobras
may have compromised the integrity
of a major oil field auction in October."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Putin: Syria Chemical
Weapons Handover Will Work
'Only' if U.S. Calls Off Strike

RealVideoSept. 10, 00:02:19

"Of course, all of this will only mean
anything if the U.S. and other nations
backing it tell us that they're giving
up their plan to use force on Syria.
You cannot really ask Syria, or any
other country, to disarm unilaterally
while military action against it is
continuing to be contemplated."

— President Vladimir Putin

MUST THE U.S FIRST STAND DOWN?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Affair: Germany Conducts
Copter Flyover of U.S. Consulate

"An unnamed government official stated
that Germany wanted to send a message
to Americans that it would not tolerate
espionage technologies on German soil."

— REPORTER Matthias Gebauer

The Independent, U.K.
Would Best Name of U.S. Strike
Be 'Operation Biffing Arabs'?

NOW AND THEN

“In 1983, America had
taken sides in a civil war
and was fully committed
to preserving one bunch
of Lebanese over another
bunch of Lebanese. In the
U.S., apparently, it made
sense. Reagan had backed
Gemayel and now Reagan's
honor was at risk. I shall
not speak of parallels.”

— COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

El Seminal, Spain
U.S. Targets Iran - this Time
without Saddam's Sarin Gas

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"'I am old enough to remember when
Iraq, then a U.S. ally, employed gas
against the Kurds in Hallabja, no one
attacked Bagdad. ... As is clear to see,
standards and norms are quite pliable.
In fact, they are so pliable, that one
suspects they are merely shameful
justifications for designs that haven't
been mentioned, at least to the public."

— COLUMNIST Eduardo Arroyo

AMERICA'S SELECTIVE MEMORY SYNDROME

Der Spiegel, Germany
iSpy: How America's NSA
Accesses Smartphone Data

"The U.S. State Department stressed
that Kerry was making a rhetorical
argument about th deadline and the
unlikelihood of Assad turning over
Syria's chemical weapons stockpile."

— REPORTERS Marcel Rosenbach,
Laura Poitras, Holger Stark


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Assad Did Not Order
Chemical Arms Attack,
says the German Press

“President Bashar al-Assad
did not personally order last
month's chemical weapons
attack near Damascus that has
triggered calls for U.S. armed
intervention, and blocked
numerous requests from his
military commanders to use
chemical weapons, newspaper
Bild am Sonntag has reported.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
John Kerry Gives Syria
Week to Give Up Chemical
Weapons or Face Attack

"The U.S. State Department stressed
that Kerry was making a rhetorical
argument about th deadline and the
unlikelihood of Assad turning over
Syria's chemical weapons stockpile."

— REPORTER Patrick Wintour

SYRIA SHOWDOWN ON A WEEK?

La Croix, France
Putin Should Be Humble in the
Face of Pope's Calls for Peace

TRANSLATED FROM FRANCE

"'War never again! Never again war!'
was the call of Pope Francis, launched
last Sunday from St. Peter's Square and
repeated on Twitter ... The Russian
president might be tempted to exploit
these words - he who opposes armed
action against the Damascus regime. He
should not linger too long in triumph."

— COLUMNIST Guillaume Goubert

POPE'S CALL FOR PEACE: WIN FOR PUTIN?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Failure On All Fronts': No
Progress from G-20 Chiefs

"The G-20 summit ended worse than
expected on Friday -- with acrimony,
division and name-calling over Syria.
The conference, which was originally
conceived as an economic forum, also
failed to bring results on the recovery."

— COLUMNIST Carsten Volkery

DIPLOMATICALLY SPEAKING: DISASTER

Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
'Once Upon a Time' ...
We had Multilateralism

"It's now fully official: global
economic coordination is
dead and buried, and nobody
has even tried to resuscitate
it. Its final death certificate
was delivered by the G20
Summit in Saint Petersburg."

— REPORTERS Pyotr Kozlov,
Anastasia Kashevarova,
and Elena Teslova

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Encryption Story, Latin
American Fallout and U.S./U.K.
Attacks on Press Freedoms

LIES BEGET LIES

“One big problem the
NSA-U.S. government
generally have had
since our reporting
began is that their
defenses offered in
response to each
story are quickly
proven false by the
next story, which just
further undermines
their credibility
around the world.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

DER SPIEGEL: Privacy Scandal -
NSA Can Spy on Smart Phone Data


Izvestia, Russia
G20 Chairs 'Linguistically
Rearranged' to Make Sure
Putin and Obama Sit Apart

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"If there had been 'Russian seating,'
Putin and Obama would have been
sitting almost next to one another -
separated only by Saudi Arabia King
Abdullah, who also supports military
operations against the Assad regime
by the U.S. and its allies. So in the
end, organizers settled on 'English
seating.' This way, the Russian and
U.S. leaders were separated by
five heads of state: Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, South Korea,
Turkey and the United Kingdom."

— REPORTERS Pyotr Kozlov,
Anastasia Kashevarova,
and Elena Teslova

OBAMA-PUTIN: BAD CHEMISTRY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Syria Divides Deepen at
Dinner Hosted by Putin

"A majority of leaders at the
dinner were not in favor of
any punitive action unless it
is agreed by the U.N. Security
Council, although strong calls
for the UN to live up to its
responsibilities were made by
the Americans, the Turkish,
Canadians, French and British."

— CORRESPONDENT
Patrick Wintour

SYRIA DIGESTION INTERRUPTUS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. and British Spy Agencies
Defeat Privacy and Security
Measures on the Internet

PRIVACY IMPOSSIBLE?

"The methods include
measures to ensure
NSA control over the
setting of encryption
standards worldwide,
supercomputer use
to break encryption,
and collaboration with
tech firms and ISPs. ...
Through these covert
partnerships, NSA has
inserted vulnerabilities
into encryption software."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Le Monde, France
French Opposition in Battle
Over Need for a Syria Vote

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"We, as one of the major democracies
concerned about the Syria issue, can't
be the only country not to vote.' --
Ex-President Valery Giscard d'Estaing
... 'I am shocked that France is relying
on the views of the American Congress,
without any notice needing to be given
to the French Parliament.' -- Former
Education Minister Luc Chatel."

— REPORTER Alexandre Lemarie

TO VOTE OR NOT TO VOTE ON SYRIA

Moscow Times, Russia
The Gay Rights Issue
Winds Up on G20 Agenda

"President Putin will likely find
himself responding to Western
criticism of Russia's anti-gay
propaganda law at the Summit,
as British Prime Minister
Cameron has announced plans
to raise the issue, and U.S.
President Obama has scheduled
a meeting with LGBT activists."

— REPORTER
Yekaterina Kravtsova

SYRIA, RECESSSION, GAY RIGHTS?

The Local, Sweden
With Obama Visiting the
Country, 'It's Fun to Pretend
Sweden Actually Matters'

"Stockholmers to sound off about
the visit, the president himself,
and how Stockholm is handling the
circus that always surrounds Obama."

— NEWS ITEM, The Local

STOCKHOLMERS OPINE ON OBAMA

THE LOCAL: Obama Stockholm Visit Blog
THE LOCAL: Obama to Push
Moscow Over Fate of Swedish
Holocaust Hero Wallenberg



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Syria Strike: President
Obama Risks Being Pushed
into Prolonged Campaign

“For U.S. 'rightwingers,' months
of frustration at perceived U.S.
impotence are in danger of
boiling over into violent action.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

DAILY MAIL: Pentagon Knew in 2012
it would take 75,000 Ground Troops
to Secure Syria's Chemical Weapons

GUARDIAN: Enough Playing Hamlet:
President Obama Needs to Act Now

GUARDIAN: Obama and Putin Set
for CollisionOver Syria at G20 Summit


El Pais, Spain
Syria Attack is Barack Obama's
Answer to a Tortuous Summer

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The debate between interests and principle
was resolved in a single stroke: it preserves
Obama's credibility and verbal assurances,
and at the same time reasserts the continued
fact of the U.S. superpower, wipes away his
image as a weak leader, and sends a message
to Iran that despite its nuclear program, his
patience has its limits. In brief - that the
United States does not utter woirds in vain."

— COLUMNIST Francisco G. Basterra

OBAMA GETS OVER HIS AVERSION TO WAR

LE FIGARO: Assad Warns
France Against Syria Attack

TELEGRAPH: ‘Unreliable’
British Officers Left Out
of U.S. Meetings on Syria

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED, U.K.: Obama
Going to Congress is 'Empty Gesture'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
In Syria Crisis: Obama
Wins Support of House
Leaders for Strikes

• Boehner, Cantor, Pelosi
have made coordinated
statements • Obama insists
'this is not Iraq' • Israel and
U.S. test-fire missile system
• Read the latest summary.

— REPORTERS Matthew
Weaver, Tom McCarthy

OBAMA WORKS THE HALLS

Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Why The West Can't
Turn Back Now on Syria

"After the chemical attacks,
military intervention is a
question of humanity, but
also of realpolitik. That does
not, however, mean it will
resolve the situation in Syria."

— EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Laurent Joffrin

Gazeta, Russia
In Syria and Beyond,
U.S. is Held Hostage
to its Own Power

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"George Bush believed
in the capacity of force to
transform the world; Mr.
Obama does not. Yet both
behave identically, bereft
of ideas and without a
counterweight that would
compel the Americans to
restrain themselves. It is
as if America is hostage to
its own power, everyone
waiting for confirmation
of its immense ability to act."

— COLUMNIST
Fyodor Lukyanov

IMPOTENSE OF HYPERPOWERS
Le Monde, France
Cameron is Blameless.
Parliament Voted 'No' to
Unrepentant Tony Blair

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"It wasn't Cameron who was
defeated. It was payback to
Tony Blair. ... History has a
way of flowing - within a
democracy, at least - and
choosing the moment for the
exercise of expiation: this
was the people, through
their elected representatives,
striking back at a government
that outright deceived them."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

ACTION POISONED BY 'INTELLIGENCE'?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
David Frost Dies Aged 74

"Frost, knighted in 1993, helped
establish London Weekend TV
and TV-am. He was famed for his
political interviews, most notably
with Richard Nixon in 1977, in
which the U.S. president first
conceded fault over Watergate."

— REPORTER Peter Walker

INTERVIEWS OF HISTORIC WORTH

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Sir David Frost
Dies After Suspected Heart Attack

BBC NEWS VIDEO: David Frost:
Editor Barney Jones Pays tribute

DAILY MAIL: Veteran Broadcaster
David Frost Dies after Heart Attack
on Queen Elizabeth Cruise Liner


Liberation, France
Hollande and Obama:
The 'Unlikely Alliance'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Deprived of their British
ally, repudiated Thursday
by a House of Commons
determined not to repeat
the Iraq disaster, the two
men, an unlikely alliance,
are preparing their publics.
A complete reversal of the
situation when one recalls
that Paris and Washington,
just ten years ago, had
ties nearly torn asunder
over the Iraq intervention."

— COLUMNIST
Alexandra Schwartzbrod

BLIND LEADING THE GASSED?


Argumenty i Facty, Russia
False Flag in Syria: Action
Only Hitler Could Admire!

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"All these damned lies, all these
innocent victims, are required
to achieve a singular purpose -
to alter an objectionable political
regime. Fans of Obama, Cameron,
and Hollande should greet their
idols with hand salutes and shouts
of 'Sieg Heil!' - because given
their acts, they've truly earned it."

— COLUMNIST Andrei Sidorchik

IS ATTACK ON SYRIA A SET UP?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
It Takes More Courage
to Say there is Nothing
Outsiders Can Do in Syria

STAYING OUT

“Human misery in
Syria is agonizing
to watch. However,
intervention-lite is
a bad idea for all but
egos of politicians.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

The Telegraph, U.K.
Saudis Offer Russia Secret
Oil Deal if it Drops Assad

"Our stance on Assad will never
change. We believe that the
Syrian regime is the best speaker
on behalf of the Syrian people,
and not those liver eaters."

— PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin to
Saudi Spy Chief Prince Bandar

The Economist, U.K.
Assad: 'Hit Him Hard'

“Present the proof, deliver
an ultimatum and punish Assad
for use of chemical weapons.”

— COMMENT, The Economist

ECONOMIST: ALL IN ON SYRIA


TELEGRAPH: The United Kingdom
Stands Taller in the World Today

TELEGRAPH: Special Relationship
Will Long Outlive Obama's Anti-
British, Pro-French Presidency

TELEGRAPH: Ministers Face
Sack Over Syria Shambles

TELEGRAPH: Miliband: I'll
Do What's Right for Us,
not for the United States

INDEPENDENT: Syria Fallout:
Cameron 'Back to Square One' after
Humiliation on World Stage

DAILY MAIL: Chief Whip Under Fire
as Shambles in Commons is Exposed


The Independent, U.K.
Syria: David Cameron's
Fairly Honorable Defeat

U.K. WAR VOTE

“The issue of
who murdered
1,430 civilians
remains but,
crucially, so too
does our faith
in the power
of democracy.”

— COLUMNIST
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Spied On Al Jazeera

"The encrypted information was
forwarded to the responsible NSA
departments for further analysis,
according to the document, which
did not reveal to what extent the
intelligence agency spied on
journalists of the media company."

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

DER SPIEGEL: Boom Triggered
By NSA: German E-mail Firms
Report a Surge in Demand

GUARDIAN: Microsoft and
Google to Sue Over U.S.
Surveillance Requests

GUARDIAN: Assange Told
to Stop Using Embassy to
Tease Aussie Politicians


RUNNING ON FOREIGN GROUND


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
British Lawmakers Reject
the Use of Force in Syria

"The timing of the British vote, 272
to 285 against the government, was
disastrous for Obama. Less than 30
minutes after the voting, senior
intelligence officials began a call with
congressional leaders, in an attempt
to keep U.S. lawmakers on side."

— REPORTERS Paul Lewis,
and Spencer Ackerman

ASSAD 'PUNISHMENT' PUT ON HOLD

Le Temps, Switzerland
In Syria, Mr. Obama's Head
Between 'Hammer and Anvil'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The impotence of the West and the
Arab-Muslim world is matched only
by the refusal of Russia and China to
assume the responsibility of great
powers. ... If force were to speak,
the hope, meager as it may be, is
that it gives new life into diplomacy."

— COLUMNIST Stephane Bussard

Izvestia, Russia
Syria Chemical Attack
a Clumsy Atrocity By
Islamists to 'Buy Time'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The situation is similar to
a phone call about a bomb
planted in a school. The call
- even if a prank played by
a troublemaker, distracts
from the real issue, making
it necessary to verify and
defer any intended action,
i.e.: fighting, until later."

— HISTORIAN
Stanislav Khatuntsev

THE RUSSIANS SAY 'NYET'

TELEGRAPH: Action on Syria -
August 28 as it Happened

ECONOMIST: Political Dispute in
Britain Stalls Strike on Assad

DER SPIEGEL: Merkel's
Empty Rhetoric on Syria


The Economist, U.K.
Martin Luther King Speech
was 'Deeply Conservative'

“What is striking is something that
is largely lost to modern rhetoric:
King's constant evocation of ancient
laws and values. With radica intent,
King appealed to America with a
deeply conservative speech.”

— COMMENT, The Economist

MLK: EXTOLLING BIBLE TRADITION


ECONOMIST: Black America -
Has MLK's Challenge Been Met?

DAILY MAIL: America's Only
Black Senator Not Invited to
Speak at March on Washington


Kommersant, Russia
The Kremlin Denies Seeking
Out Snowden in Hong Kong

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Informed Western officials confirm
that Snowden spent time at Russia's
Hong Kong consulate - and say they
know how he ended up there: the
Russians most likely extended an
invitation through the Chinese, who
were looking to get rid of the high-
profile spy turned whistleblower."

— REPORTERS Elena Chernenko,
Aleksander Gabuev,
and Kirill Belyaninov

The Independent, U.K.
Does Obama Know He's
Fighting with al-Qaeda?

FRENEMIES

“The men who killed
so many thousands on
9/11 will be fighting
alongside the nation
whose innocents they
so cruelly murdered
exactly 12 years ago.”

— COLUMNIST
Robert Fisk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bitcoin Lobbyists Meet
U.S. Officials Amid New
Focus on Digital Currency

“We view this as the beginning
of an exchange about the proper
role of law enforcement and
government and government in
this emerging space. Our hope
is that this is the beginning of an
open and transparent dialog
between good-faith stakeholders
to find common ground and
create public-private partnerships.”

— Patrick Murck,
Bitcoin Foundation Counsel

Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Russia
The Prohibitive Global Price
of Poor U.S.-Russia Relations

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The 'Snowden problem,' which some
have tried to posit as a central issue in
world politics, is not in fact detrimental
to the fate of humanity. ... However,
the threat of nuclear proliferation, the
growing scale of regional conflicts,
terrorism, the various manifestations
of extremism - are ssuch a threat."

— Former Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov

NSA: PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Codename 'Apalachee':
How America Spies on
Europe and the U.N.

“The NSA has its own team
stationed at the U.N., with
each specialist disguised as
a diplomat. A secret crew
from Washington regularly
comes to town to bolster
the team's ranks before each
General Assembly session.”

— REPORTERS By Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach, Holger Stark

NSA: ALLIES FEELING BETRAYED


DER SPIEGEL: Merkel Rival Calls
for Suspension of Trade Talks

DER SPIEGEL: Miranda Detention:
'Blatant Attack on Press Freedom'

TELEGRAPH: NSA Employees
Spied on their Lovers Using
Eavesdropping Program


The Independent, U.K.
Newly-Freed Mubarak
Should Feel at Home
in Topsy-Turvy Egypt

EGYPT COUP

“A common rumor
is that Obama has a
Muslim brother, and
that this is one reason
the U.S. supposedly
supported the
Muslim Brotherhood.”

—COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

Le Monde, France
CIA, Other Foreign Troops
Join Syrian Rebels In Major
Operation Against Assad

“The sources say that some 300
Syrians, as well as an unspecified
number of Israeli, Jordanian and
CIA commandos, crossed the
border from Jordan into Syria
on August 17 ... a second group
entered Syria two days later.”

— CORRESPONDENT Isabelle Lasserre

LE MONDE EDITORIAL: In
Syria, the Time to Act is Now

BBC NEWS: Barack Obama:
Syria Chemical Weapon
Claim a 'Grave Concern'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden say Britain
'Leaking Documents on
Itself' to Smear Others

SMEAR OPS?

"Whistleblower says:
'I have never spoken
with, worked with,
or provided any
journalistic material
to the Independent."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

INDEPENDENT: Britain's Secret
Mideast Internet Surveillance Base
Revealed in Edward Snowden Leaks


The Guardian, U.K.
Snowden say Britain
'Leaking Documents on
Itself' to Smear Others

"It now appears that the British
government is now seeking to
create an appearance that the
Guardian and Washington Post's
disclosures are harmful, and
they are doing so by intentionally
leaking harmful information to
The Independent and attributing
it to others."

— Former NSA Empolyee
Edward Snowden

NOVOSTI: Bradley Manning – 'I am
Chelsea Manning. I am a Female'


Le Temp, Switzerland
Why So Many Swiss are
Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

“As the number of those renouncing
U.S. citizenship has shot up across the
world, binationals in Switzerland have
led the way in turning in their blue
passports. But it's not just the banks. ”

— Columnist Luca Bernadi

Novosti, Russia
Russian Laws on Homosexuals
Cheered by U.S. Conservatives

"As U.S. gay rights groups protest
Russian laws on gays, conservatives
across the United States have quietly
begun to align themselves with the
Russian government in a rare union
that defies a long history of animosity."

— CORRESPONDENT Maria Young

NOVOSTI: Bradley Manning – 'I am
Chelsea Manning. I am a Female'


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Sending a Message': What U.S.
and U.K. are Attempting to Do

LASHING OUT?

“Conveying a thuggish
message of intimidation
is exactly what the U.K.
and their superiors in
the U.S. national security
state are attempting to
accomplish with virtually
everything they are now
doing on the NSA matter.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Senators Warn
that NSA Revelations of Privacy
Breaches Just 'Tip of the Iceberg'

GUARDIAN: NSA Files - Why
the Guardian in London Destroyed
Hard Drives with Leaked Files


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
So the Innocent have Nothing
to Fear? After David Miranda,
We Know Where that Leads

THE BIG STICK

“'You've had your fun:
now we want the stuff
back.' With these words
the British government
embarked on the most
bizarre act of censorship
of the Internet age so far.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Groklaw Legal Site Shuts Over
Fears of NSA E-Mail Snooping

“Founder shuts award-winning site,
saying concerns that messages could
be read mean that 'there is now no
shield from forced exposure'”

— CORRESPONDENT Charles Arthur

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Manning Sentenced to
35 Years in Prison for
WikiLeaks Disclosures

• Manning to forfeit pay and
to be dishonorably discharged
• Prosecution had requested
Manning serve 60 years in jail
• Civil liberties campaigners
lament 'sad day for all Americans'

— CORRESPONDENT Paul Lewis

MANNING COULD BE OUT IN TEN

GUARDIAN: Manning's Sentence: 35
Years for Exposing Us to the Truth


Tages Anzeiger, Switzerland
Barack Obama in Egypt:
'Kissinger's Apprentice'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

“It's as if in foreign policy, Mr.
Obama apprenticed under Henry
Kissinger. In no case will we
'stand by and watch a country
go communist thanks to the
irresponsibility of its people,'
commented the great master
on Salvador Allende's looming
1970 election victory in Chile.
Replace 'communism' with
'Islamist' - and just like that,
history repeats itself. Who
would ever have imagined it?”

— COLUMNIST Martin Kilian

OBAMA: HENRY KISSINGER REDUX?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Merkel and the NSA: The
Scandal That Will Not Die

"German officials are relying on
the solemn statements of British
and U.S. intelligence agencies.
Yet it has turned a blind eye to
the fact that the spreading of
disinformation, the maintanance
of secrets, bending the rules and
using lies and deception are as
integral to the game of spying
as Parmesan cheese is to pasta
Bolognese - even among spy
agencies of democratic states."

— REPORTERS Hubert Gude,
Konstantin Von Hammerstein,
Martin Hesse, Jorg Schindler
and Marcel Rosenbach

FACTS GET IN WAY OF CAMPAIGN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Danger All Reporters
Now Face: David Miranda
and Threats to Journalism

“I wonder how many have truly
understood the absolute threat
to journalism implicit in the idea
of total surveillance, when or if
it comes – and, increasingly, it
looks like 'when.' We aren't there
yet, but it may not be long before
it is impossible for journalists
to have confidential sources.”

— EDITOR Alan Rusbridger

GUARDIAN EDITORIAL: Detaining
of David Miranda: a Betrayal
of Both Trust and Principle

GUARDIAN: Detaining David
Miranda: Labour Demands
Review of Anti-Terror Powers

FINANCIAL TIMES: Guardian
Newspaper Ordered to Destroy
NSA Files, Editor Claims


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: 'Attempt at Intimidation
Will Result in More Disclosures'

VENGEANCE?

“I'll be far more aggressive
with my reporting now. ...
I will publish many more
documents - about Britian.
I have many documents
on Britain's spy system.”

— REPORTER Glenn Greenwald

Liberation, France
Western-Sanctioned
'Butchery' in Egypt

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The West, which de facto
supported the coup d'etat,
must condemn this violent
massacre, which will only
bring further repression
in its wake. Democrats and
secular forces who now
support this butchery are
deluding themselves if they
think - once in the military's
way - they'll be spared."

— COLUMNIST
Francois Sergent

WHAT IS THE WESTERN ROLE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Detaintion of My Partner was
Failed Attempt at Intimidation

A LOW BLOW?

“His detention is a
potent reminder of
how governments
lie when they claim
to need powers to
stop 'the terrorists',
and how dangerous
it is to vest unchecked
power with political
officials in its name.”

— REPORTER Glenn Greenwald

Der Spiegel, Germany
West Dithers Over
Taking Side in Egypt

"Egypt's political unravelling
puts the West in a tight spot.
Its reaction to this week's
massacre will affect its image
in the Arab world for many
years to come. So far, it has
been anything but assertive."

— CORRESPONDENT
Erich Follath

ISLAMISTS OR MILITARISTS?

DER SPIEGEL: West's Insincerity
and 'Fair Weather Diplomacy'

DER SPIEGEL: Spying on Its Own
- The NSA's Deep Bag of Tricks



Der Spiegel, Germany
An American Stasi
Spy Tells His Story

"One of East Germany's
top spies was actually
an American soldier.
Jeff Carney defected
to the Communist state
in 1983 and fed the
notorious Stasi with
reams of valuable data.
Carney has now written
a book about his life."

— REPORTER
Jurgen Dahlkamp

Reuters, U.K.
China to Probe IBM, Oracle,
EMC after Snowden Leaks

“Now, thanks to their technological
superiority, many of China's core data
technology systems are esentially
dominated by foreign hardware and
software firms, but the PRISM scandal
implies security problems.”

— A Shanghai Securities News Source

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Ethical Consistency of
Bradley Manning's Apology

MANNING TRIAL

"Unlike the U.S.
government's
vindictiveness,
Pfc Manning's
expressions of
regret are of a
piece with his
moral earnestness."

— REPORTER
Alexa O'Brien

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Google Admits: Don't Expect
Privacy When Using G-Mail

“People sending e-mail to any of
Google's 425 million Gmail users
have no 'reasonable expectation'
that their communications are
confidential, the internet giant
has said in a U.S. court filing.”

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

Der Standard, Austria
Oprah Winfrey and Our
'Oh-So-Civilized' Society

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"Swiss embarrassment certainly
shows us several facets of
discrimination and a state of
mind that exists in places other
than Switzerland: Black women,
not dressed to the nines, not
blessed with the dimensions of
a Gucci coat rack, and who are
demanding and difficult to boot
- that's when people really like
to vent their inner racist feelings."

— COLUMNIST Petra Stuiber

EUROPEAN RACISM ALIVE AND WELL?

Savon Sanomat, Finland
Better For Finland that
Obama Goes to Sweden

TRANSLATED FROM FINNISH

“Perhaps it's better that this
time, the visitor stay with our
neighbors. Although the days
of Finlandization are behind
us, it would not be good for
Finland's leaders to become
pawns in the diplomatic match
between the superpowers.”

— EDITORIAL, Savon Sanomat

FINLAND: HOT POTATO AVERTED

Daily Mail, U.K.
Oprah a 'Liar': Handbag
Sales Girl in Switzerland
Refutes Racism Charges

"Sale assistant said she feels
'powerless' after the racism
accusations. Oprah Winfrey
claimed assistant refused to
show her a handbag since
it was 'too expensive' ...
Speaking anonymously, shop
worker calls claim 'absurd'"

— CORRESPONDENT Allen Hall

TOO RICH FOR OPRAH? $30,000

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
Ed Snowden: Kremlin Tool for
Reducing U.S. Web Dominance

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“There are grounds for believing that
the Kremlin is counting on Snowden for
more gains in its geopolitical game to
alter regulation of the Internet, which
is understood to mean the struggle to
reduce U.S. influence over the Web.”

— COLUMNISTS Andrei Soldatov
and Irina Borogan

TIME FOR WORLD WEB REGULATION?

 

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Michael Hayden, Bob Schieffer
and U.S. Media's Reverence
for National Security Officials

NSA INFLUENCE

"The former NSA
chief is held up by
the Face the Nation
host as an objective
authority when he is
anything but that."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: NSA Turning
the Internet into 'Total
Surveillance' System

DAILY MAIL: Virginia Town
Where WiFi, TV, Radio,
and Cell Phones are Banned


Der Spiegel, Germany
Social Democrats Being
Pulled into NSA Morass

“It is despicable the way the
government is trying to duck
its responsibility by invoking
September 11, 2001. ... The
cooperation that was needed
to clear up a horrific crime
has nothing to do with the
comprehensive surveillance
of the data of our citizenry.”

— Opposition Social Democrat
Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Mr. Obama is Not to Be
Trusted on Foreign Policy

OBAMA LOST?

"Having declared
an end to the War
on Terror, the U.S.
leader no longer
has any idea of his
country's global role."

— COLUMNIST
Janet Daley

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
Values of Amazon Would
Be 'Sellout' of Journalism

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“We will soon see how Bezos
deals with the 'values' of the
Washington Post when his
newspaper reports on Amazon.
Maybe he really is the savior.
He should go ahead and show
us that he can do more than
dictate knock down prices.”

— COLUMNIST Michael Hanfeld

BEZOS: JOURNALISTIC SAVIOR?

The Telegraph, U.K.
Inside the Hyperloop: The
Pneumatic Travel System
Faster than Speed of Sound

"The 'cross between Concorde, a
rail gun and an air hockey table'
will deliver passengers between
American cities faster than sound."

— CORRESPONDENT Nick Allen

NEW AMERICAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Loophole Allows
Warrantless Searches
of American Citizens'
E-mails, Phone Calls

“The rule change allows
NSA operatives to hunt
for individual Americans'
communications using
their name or other
identifying information.”

— REPORTERS James Ball,
Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: NSA Surveillance -
The Long Fight to Close Backdoor
into American Communications

GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden
Not in Moscow, say Russians


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Lavabit E-Mail Service
Shuts Itself Down Citing
Government Interference

"This experience has taught
me one very important lesson:
without congressional action or
a strong judicial precedent, I
would strongly recommend
against anyone trusting their
private data to a company with
physical ties to the United States."

— LAVABIT Chief Ladar Levisont

THE NSA CHILL SETS IN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E-Mail Encryption Firm Shuts
Itself Down; Warns Against
Using U.S.-Based Companies

NSA BLOWBACK

"The American owner
of the firm believes his
Constitutional rights and
those of his customers
are being violated by
the U.S. Government,
but he is not allowed
to talk about it."

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin the Hunter
Loses his Quarry

RESET REDUX

“Snowden's asylum
was only one factor.
Obama cancelling
the summit reflects
reality that the U.S.
-Russia 'reset' was
genuinely finished.”

— COLUMNIST
David Hearst

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Manning Trial: Superficial
Justice to Save U.S. Face

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

"The trial of Bradley Manning
had to accomplish at least two
things at once: The verdict
had to be dramatic enough to
deter whistleblowers; but also,
also, it had to show that even
at American military tribunals,
everything is above board."

— COLUMNIST Bernd Pickert

MANNING TRIAL BACKFIRE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Justice Department to
Probe DEA for Hiding NSA
Data Use on Americans

“Although such cases rarely
involve national security
issues, DEA agents using the
tips are trained to 'recreate'
the source of the criminal
investigation to conceal its
true origin from defense
lawyers, prosecutors, judges.”

— CORRESPONDENT Karen McVeigh

El Pais, Spain
Bradley Manning Verdict
a Warning to Any Future
'Heroes of Transparency'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"On that list of heroes there are
two names: Edward Snowden and
Julian Assange. Manning, Snowden
and Assange represent a new
phenomenon that exposes the
weaknesses of the intelligence
services, particularly those of the
United States, which are unable to
control those with access to the
vast amount of data they process."

— COLUMNIST Walter Oppenheimer

PUTIN CATCHES FISH BUT WHAT KIND?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Aftermath: German
Firms Scramble to Boost
Nation's Data Protection

“German companies have long
suspected China and Russia of
trying to steal their secrets. But
the NSA scandal has turned their
attention west, forcing them to
worry about prying U.S. eyes and
quickly boost security measures.”

— News Item, Der Spiegel

DER SPIEGEL: 'Spy Rings'
in Germany: A Baker's Ode
to the NSA and Snowden

DER SPIEGEL: German
Transfers of Intercepts
Aid U.S. Surveillance


Sky News, U.K.
Washington Post: Jeff
Bezos Seeks Influence

"Is the Washington Post now
just a plaything for a digital
age billionaire? Doubtful. You
buy the Post and you buy
influence. When you buy the
Post and you buy potential."

— FOREIGN AFFAIRS EDITOR
Tim Marshall

WHY DID JEF BEZOS BUY IT?

INDEPENDENT: Why Does Dot Com
King Want the Washington Post?


Kommersant, Russia
Kremlin Cannot Promise to Lift
'Gay Propaganda' Ban at Sochi

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“This is the first time in history that the
Olympic Games may be overshadowed by
'rainbows' and the 'dancing of sodomites.'
The Olympic Games, as I understand them,
is a sports event - not a sex deviant parade.”

— DEPUTY Vitaly Milonov,
St. Petersburg Assembly

SHOULD RUSSIA HOST THE OLYMPIC GAMES?

KOMMERSANT: Anti-Gay
Crusader Pursues Madonna,
Lady Gaga for Tax Evasion


Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
PRISM: U.S. Peeps
as Europe Sleeps

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The capacity for the
unrestricted spying
on communications
has essentially forced
us to regress to face-
to-face conversation
and snail mail. For our
legal system, this is no
less than a meltdown."

— ATTORNEY and Pirate
Party Bundestag
Candidate Udo Vetter

TIME FOR GLOBAL DEAL?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Members of Congress
Denied Access to Basic
Information about NSA

TOO SECRET?

“Documents provided
by 2 House members
demonstrate how they
are regularly blocked
from exercising any
oversight over U.S.
domestic surveillance.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snapping Tina's Wedding:
Paparazzi Turn to Drones

"'When Tina Turner got married
at her estate in Switzerland over
the weekend, she wanted to
keep paparazzi away. However,
they used drones and other craft
to get the shots they needed."

— REPORTERS Martin U. Müller,
Andreas Ulrich

NO ESCAPE FOR TINA TURNER

Russia Today, Russia
Ed Snowden has Job
Offer, Awaits Reunion
with Family, Girlfriend

“Edward Snowden will be
entitled to Russian citizenship
after spending five years in
the country, alhough the
procedure has been sped up
before for high-profile public
figures like Gerard Depardieu.”

— RUSSIA TODAY News Item
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SNOWDEN SETTLING DOWN?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama 'Open to NSA
Surveillance Reform' at
Meeting with Lawmakers

"My focus was on the urgency
of reform ... The false choices
that you can have either security
or liberty, I don't think, is a case
that Americans would accept."

— SENATOR Ron Wyden

GUARDIAN: U.S. Woman
Visited by Police after
Googling Pressure Cookers


BBC News, U.K.
Anthony Weiner,
Eliot Spitzer: the
'Death of Shame'

“Sex scandals used
to doom a politician.
Now, they refuse
to back down from
evidence of dirty
deeds. Have we now
reached a new age
of American politics?”

— CORRESPONDENT
Nick Bryant
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THE WILL TO POWER

Die Presse, Austria
West's Hypocrisy and
the Egyptian Tragedy

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'Realpolitik' is not wrong
per se. However, once
adopted, one should have
the courage to adhere to
it. Of course, one is then in
the uncomfortable position
of having to support a
government that has its
opponents gunned down.
Much indicates that the
latter was the case - once
again - over the weekend.
Or one must stand by a
commitment to democracy
and human rights. Doing
both together won't work."

— COLUMNIST Helmar Dumbs

HOW BEST TO HELP EGYPT

GUARDIAN: Manning Leak
Did Not Result in Deaths by
Enemy Forces, Court Told


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE BLOG: Ed Snowden
Leaves Moscow Airport

“• Snowden granted one-year
asylum in Russia • Leaves airport
in taxi with Wikileaks lawyer •
Wikileaks: Snowden heading
to 'safe and confidential place'.”

— CORRESPONDENT Paulk Own

GUARDIAN: NSA Pays $150
Million in Funding for GCHQ


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Bradley Manning
Trial: Courtroom Artists's
View from Inside and Out

"Bradley Manning is a poor kid
from Oklahoma who loves Lady
Gaga, got into fights and flirted
with a hacker who betrayed him.
He's a human who did a heroic
thing. In that mostly empty court
at Fort Meade, other humans do
the work of caring for each other,
while waiting for world to notice."

— UNNOFFICIAL Courtroom
Artist Molly Crabapple

A UNIQUE LOOK AT MANNING TRIAL

GUARDIAN: Manning Leak
Did Not Result in Deaths by
Enemy Forces, Court Told


Daily Mail, U.K.
SECRET PAPERS: Reagan
Got a 'Handbagging' Over
U.S. Action in Grenada

“I must ask you to think most
carefully about this. I cannot
conceal that I am extremely
disturbed by your latest note.
You asked for my advice. I
have set it out and hope that
even at this late stage you will
take it into account before
events become irrevocable.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Margaret Thatcher
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PALS CLASHED OVER GRANADA

GUARDIAN: National Archives:
Reagan Blindsided Thatcher
Over 1983 Grenada Invasion

GUARDIAN: National Archives:
Whitehall Prepared Queen's
Speech for Third World War


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
XKeyscore: NSA Collects
'Nearly Everything a User
Does While on the Internet'

FULL SPECTRUM

• XKeyscore gives
'widest-reaching'
collection of online
data • NSA analysts
require no prior
authorization for
searches • Sweeps
up emails, social
media activity and
browsing history.

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Senators Rail
Against Disclosed NSA PracticeS

BBC NEWS: Snowden's Father
Thinks Son Should Stay in Russia


The Independent, U.K.
The Least We Owe 'Heroic'
Bradley Manning is a Debate
on American Foreign Policy

“Manning revealed the sordid realities
of war armchair warriors want sanitized.”

— CORRESPONDENT Owen Jones

BBC NEWS: Manning Verdict a
'Relief' to Future Whistleblowers

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Assange Calls Bradley
Manning 'Quintessential Whistleblower'

BBC NEWS: Bradley Manning
Sentencing Hearing Begins


Izvestia, Russia
Turning Mr. Snowden into
Tool of Russian 'Soft Power'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"In practice, defending Snowden and
granting him asylum on Russian soil
means defending values more often
associated with American democracy
than with Russia's recent policies. ...
will Moscow manage to transform him
into a tool of its own 'soft power'?"

— COLUMNIST Natalia Demchenko

RUSSIAN CONTORTIONS OVER SNOWDEN

BBC News, U.K.
Inuits of Kivalina:
First U.S. Climate
Change Refugees

“The sea has sustained
them for countless
generations but in the
last two decades the
dramatic retreat of the
Arctic ice has left them
desperately vulnerable
to coastal erosion. No
longer does thick ice
protect their shoreline
from the destructive
power of storms.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Stephen Sackur

U.S. CLIMATE CASUALTY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Manning Verdict is
a Shameful Moment
in American History

VERDICT RELIEF?

“This is not so much
the beginning of a
slippery slope for
a democratic nation
as a headlong plummet.
Bradley Manning's
prosecution represents,
in essence, a proxy war
on watchdog journalism.”

— COLUMNIST James Ball

GUARDIAN: The Manning Verdict
is Still Bad News for the Press


Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Zimmerman Verdict
Shows Neglect of Social
Harmony in America

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“If social harmony was worth
anything to America, 'stand
your ground' would be ended,
massive rates of gun ownership
restricted, and deterrence no
longer based on communities
that are bristling with firearms.”

— COLUMNIST Bernd Pickert

JUSTICE AND SOCIAL HARMONY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Major Opinion Shifts in
U.S. and Congress on NSA
Surveillance and Privacy

TIDE TURNS?

“For anyone who
spent the post-9/11
years defending core
liberties against
assaults relentlessly
perpetrated in the
name of terrorism,
polling data like this
is certainly shocking.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

DAILY MAIL: Barnaby Jack, Famed
'White Hat' Hacker, Found Dead

REUTERS: 'White Hat' Coders
Attack Cars, to Release Code,
as Hackers Meet


De Morgan, Beligium
U.S.-E.U. Meeting on
NSA Spying a 'Sham'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Insiders I spoke to over the
last few days see the two-day
meeting as a sham. Calling
the Americans to order? Yeah
right. As long as the European
Union remains as dependent
on U.S. intelligence as it is
today, Brussels will never
be master of its own house.”

— AUTHOR Kristof Clerix

EUROPE UPROAR OVER SPYING

La Repubblica, Italy
With Robert Seldon Lady,
America 'Humiliates' Italy

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"For American diplomacy and for
the White House, it's case is closed.
Closed, with a smack in the face to
Italy. Happily undisturbed and
returning home undeterred by
Italy's demand for his extradition
is Robert Seldon Lady, the former
CIA Milan station chief, sentenced
to nine years in prison for the
'extraordinary rendition' of an
Italian citizen named Abu Omar."

— COLUMNIST Frederico Lampini

RETURN OF EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Anxious Continent':
Walter Lacqueur
on Europe's Decline

“Freedom, human rights,
and social justice are all
wonderful things, and I
don't want to minimize
the many achievements of
of European societies. But
a role model? Europe is
much too weak to play a
civilizing or moral
role in world politics.”

— HISTORIAN Walter Lacqueur

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Spy Scandal:
Merkel Chief of Staff Says 'Data
Protection Being Upheld'

DER SPIEGEL: Three PRISMS?
Parliament Seeks Clarity in
NSA Espionage Scandal


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Democrats 'Unmasked'
as Prime Defenders of the
NSA's Bulk Spying Programs

SPY ZEALOTS?

“The extraordinary
events in the House
of Representatives
yesterday may be the
most vivid illustration
yet of this dynamic,
and it independently
reveals several other
important trends.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: NSA Amendment's
Defeat Spurs Privacy Advocates


Telegraph, U.K.
The Bradley Manning Trial:
Leaker is 'Gleeful, Grinning'
Traitor, says Prosecutor

"Manning, who is a British-American
dual national, will face verdicts in
the coming days on 20 charges. In
February he pleaded guilty to 10
lesser charges. A guilty verdict on
the aiding-the-enemy charge could
mean a life sentence for Manning."

— CORRESPONDENT David Usborne

AND NOW FOR THE VERDICT ...

Kommersant, Russia
In Snowden's Wake,
Duma Takes Up Russia's
Online Vulnerability

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden's attack on Google,
Microsoft and other American
Internet firms working with
the intelligence services has
found a welcome audience in
Russia. And not just in the
Kremlin, but Russia's IT sector.”

— REPORTER Oleg Khokhlov

DUMA DEBATES AMERICAN SPYING

BBC News, U.K.
Scientists Warn: Arctic's $60
Trillion Methane Time Bomb

"Researchers estimate that the climate
effects of the release of Methanecould
cost $60 trillion, roughly the size of
the global economy. ... researchers
examined the impact of the release of
50-gigatonnes of methane in a decade."

— CORRESPONDENT Matt McGrath

THE PRICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL IGNORANCE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
A Narrow Defeat for
Amash Amendment to
Restrict NSA Snooping

“First major challenge to NSA
bulk collection of phone data
defeated by only 217 votes to
205 in House of Representatives.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: Blog on Attempted
Passage of Amash Amendement


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Tells Lawyer He Wants to
Stay in Russia Indefinitely

RealVideoJuly 24, 00:12:21

With documents enabling Edward
Snowden to leave the Moscow
Airport nearly in hand, a media
frenzy has ensued. From Russia
Today, his Russian lawyer told of
Snowden's condition, his future
plans, and that he brought him a
change in clothes and books about
Russian history and literature.

— RUSSIA TODAY News Report

SNOWDEN: FREE TO TRAVEL IN RUSSIA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Urges Congress
to Reject Amendment to
Limit NSA Phone Surveillance

“The White House has forcefully
urged the defeat of a measure to
curb its wide-ranging collection of
Americans' phone records, setting
up a showdown with the House
over domestic surveillance.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

GUARDIAN: The Amash Amendment:
a Vital Shield from Unwarranted
NSA Surveillance of Americans


La Stampa, Italy
Applying Machiavelli
to the Internet Age

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“If you have the patience
to reread the treatise of
the Florentine theorist
and diplomat, you will be
impressed by how, in light
of its perspective in terms
of interests, power and
strategy, little has changed
since the turbulent days of
Courts and Principates. ...
That is, except for social
media and the Internet.”

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

APPLYING THE OLD TO THE NEW

ABC, Spain
Fear of Vladivostok Escape
for Snowden Drives U.S.
Threats Against Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“If Snowden left from Vladivostok,
a Russian city on the Pacific coast,
he could make just one stopover in
Nicaragua, therefore avoiding
having to overfly other countries.”

— REPORTER Emili J. Blasco

FEARING ASYLUM FOR SNOWDEN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Policewoman Escorts
Bob Dylan to Hotel After
Not Recognizing Him

“The 68-year-old singer was
placed in the back of a patrol
car and driven to a hotel
where staff confirmed his
identity. ... Dylan had told the
22-year-old officer his name
- but she and her partner
had no idea who he was.”

— REPORTER Paul Thompson

DYLAN: HIDES IN PLAIN SIGHT

Novosti, Russia
Snowden Wins German
Whistleblower Award

“The award, established in
1999, is sponsored by the
German branch of the
International Association of
Lawyers Against Nuclear
Arms and the Association of
German Scientists. ... the
award money, amounting to
3,000 euros, will be passed
to Snowden through his
representatives. ... either a
lawyer or a 'friendly' group”

— NEWS ITEM, Novosti

NOVOSTI: Lansing Michigan
May Break with 'Sister City' St.
Petersburg Over Anti-Gay Law

NOVOSTI: Russia's Internet:
Regulation and Censorship

NOVOSTI: Russia, Self-Defense
and Death of Trayvon Martin


Izvestia, Russia
Zimmerman Trial a Global
Lesson in Justice Served

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“While it may appear that national
outrage over the Zimmerman case
proves the opposite, in actual fact,
it strengthens this pattern. ... Such
a trial is like a legal FAQ for those
who, like me, is in need of one.”

— COLUMNIST Alexander Genis

A TRIAL OUTCOME TO CELEBRATE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
FISA Court Approves Mass
Verizon Surveillance - Again

TOTAL RECALL

“The travesty calling itself
'the Manning court-martial',
kangaroo tribunal calling
itself 'the FISA court', and
the emptiness of what the
Obama DOJ calls 'your
constitutional rights.'.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

Gazzetta del Sud, Italy
Former CIA Station
Chief Held in Panama
Over Italy 'Rendition'

“Former CIA Milan station
chief Robert Lady has been
detained in Panama over his
role in abducting Muslim
cleric Hassan Mustafa Omar
Nasr in Italy in 2003. Lady
has been sentenced to nine
years in prison over the case.”

— NEWS ITEM, Gazzetta del Sud

OMAR: RENDITIONER'S REVENGE?

FLASHBACK-LA STAMPA: Italy
Must Gird for Repercussions
Over CIA Convictions

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: CIA Agents Convicted of
Kidnapping; Italy Officials Walk Free

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: Ex-Intelligence Chief,
CIA Agents Indicted for Kidnapping

FLASHBACK - LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE:
The Law Will Catch Up With
CIA's European 'Accomplices'

FLASHBACK-CORRIERE DELLA
SERRA: U.S. Must Fess Up to
CIA Kidnapping on Italian Soil

FLASHBACK-LA REPUBBLICA:
Italy's Spymasters Arrested
for Aiding CIA Kidnappings


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
White House Silent
on Renewing NSA
Data Collection Order

“'This is unsustainable. It's
outrageous, and must be
stopped immediately," said
Congressman John Conyers,
a Michigan Democrat. 'Can I
reasonably expect privacy
in anything but maybe a
letter I hand-deliver to my
wife in a [secure facility]?'
asked Blake Farenthold,
a Republican from Texas.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Spencer Ackerman

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR NSA?

GUARDIAN: U.S. Tech
Companies Appeal to
Obama Over Secret
Provision of User Data

GUARDIAN: Europe Rejects
Google Solution to Battle
Over Unfair Search Results


Der Spiegel, Germany
German Spy Agency at
Odds with Defense Over
PRISM Use in Afghanistan

“In Germany, the scandal over
NSA spying is getting odder by
the day. A Defense Ministry memo
suggests a claim that German army
knew of PRISM in 2011 is true.”

— CORRESPONDENT Matthias Gebauer

Moskovskij Komsomolets, Russia
Snowden: Putin's Perfect
'Anti-Magnitisky' Weapon

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden's presence gives Russia
distinct opportunities, the likes of
which the Kremlin could only have
dreamed of a couple of months ago.
... Has Washington behaved as if it
were a 'loyal friend and ally' to
Moscow? No, no and no again.”

— COLUMNIST Mikhail Rostov

VENGEANCE OVER WHISTELBLOWER

Mediapart, France
A New Weapon Born in
America ... The 'Hoody

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Seeing a Black in a hoodie at
nightfall, Zimmerman granted
himself the right to gun him
down. Because a hooded Black
person at day's end is reason
enough for force majeure. ...
Once Trayvon was killed,
George was quite annoyed to
discover that the young man
was unarmed. Fortunately,
U.S. justice and its ferocious
attorneys know how to set a
precedent. God Bless America.”

— COLUMNIST Cyril Vergne

TEXTILE TO POLITICAL STATEMENT

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Why U.S. Fears Djohar
Tsarnaev More Than It
Respects Ed Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“One month after Snowden's
revelations, it looks as America
fears Tsarnaev more than it
respects Snowden. That may
seem strange to Europeans, but
9/11 still exercises a powerful
influence in the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter

BENEATH THE AMERICAN HOOD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Microsoft Pushes Attorney
General to Lift Block on
Public Information Sharing

“After news of data cooperation
between NSA and Microsoft, tech
giant requests freedom to share
information with customers.”

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

GUARDIAN: Google Glass
Hacked with Malicious Code
to Yield Pictures and Video

GUARDIAN: E-mail Exchange
Between Edward Snowden and
Former Republican Senator


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
American Vigilante Justice:
When Amateurs Play Sheriff

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Many Americans feel safe only
when they are permitted to
carry a loaded weapon. ... The
Zimmerman case shows where
this can lead: Amateurs that
have wild suspicions can patrol
neighborhoods, overestimate
every threat, and ultimately
propagate the very insecurity
they set out to contain.”

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter

ZIMMERMAN: CONVICTED ABROAD

The Independent, U.K.
Race is a Constant
in U.S. Life – as it
is in Many Places

U.S. NOT ALONE

“Trayvon Martin's
death proves race
is still a factor in
U.S. life - but name
a country on earth
with a significant
racial minority
that it is not.'”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Corwell

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Crux of the NSA Story in
Single Phrase: 'Collect it All'

TOTAL RECALL

“The actual story
that matters is not
hard to see: the
NSA is attempting
to collect, monitor
and store all forms
of communication.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Media
Gets Personal: Attacks
Messengers in NSA Affair


Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden Dances to
Vladimir Putin's Tune

“It was Putin's government,
rather than Snowden himself,
that had orchestrated the
latter's appearance. It was the
first time that Snowden had
emerged from the depths of
the airport since arriving
over three weeks earlier.”

— CORRESPONDENTS Marc
Hujer, Christian Neef and
Matthias Schepp

JUST A RUSSIAN PLAYTHING?

DER SPIEGEL: NSA Mudslinging
Has Merkel on Defensive


Gazeta, Russia
Chapman and Snowden Star:
'The Ghost of Sheremetyevo'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Sydney Pollock would be so excited
if he still lived. The script of a thriller
is there to be had, and I'm sure it is
already being written. We haven't
seen bugging like this since the war
criminal Nazi regime. Isn't that so?”

— COLUMNIST Natalia Gevorkyan

FROM SPYING TO MOVIE STARDOM?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Open Season on Black Boys'
After Zimmerman Verdict

RACISM LIVES

“Let it be noted that
on this day, July 13,
it was deemed legal
in the U.S. to chase
and then shoot dead
an unarmed young
Black man on his way
home from the store
because you didn't
like the look of him.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

La Stampa, Italy
E.U. Will Rue Toppling
Obama Over Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“If Europeans, as is now taking
place with some leaders hunting
for summer headlines, fall into
the trap set by Putin and Chinese
intelligence to rid themselves
of Obama, they may perhaps get
a small boost in image now, but
in the long term, they are going
to pay a very substantial price.”

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

DOTH EUROPE PROTEST TOO MUCH?

Sheremetyevo Airport, Russia
Edward Snowden
Letter Summoning
Human Rights Groups

“The scale of threatening
behavior has no precedent:
never before in history
have states conspired to
force a sovereign president's
plane to the ground to effect
a search for a political refugee.”

— Whistleblower
Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN: ASYLUM IN RUSSIA?

Guardian Unlimited U.K.
Microsoft Handed
the NSA Access to
Encrypted Messages

• Secret files show scale of
Silicon Valley's cooperation
on PRISM • Outlook.com
encryption unlocked even
before official launch
• Skype worked to enable
PRISM collection of video
calls • Company says it is
legally forced to comply.

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Glenn Greenwald, Ewen Mac
Askill, Spencer Ackerman
and Dominic Rushe

Izvestia, Russia
South vs. North: Snowden's
Place in History is Assured

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Snowden is a catalyst for changes
that have been smoldering below
the surface for many years. The
gaping chasm between north and
south of the Western Hemisphere
has long existed. But now at the
very bottom of that fault line - a
nuclear bomb has been detonated.”

— COLUMNIST Kirill Benediktov

SNOWDEN: NO MERE FOOTNOTE

Wiener Zeitung, Austria
Edward Snowden is
No Enemy of Our State!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The screenwriters of Enemy
of the State were incapable of
coming up with the latest twist
in the saga. ... Europe should
have offered Snowden asylum.
That would've been the right
response to America’s attack
on European interests. The
fact that Russia of all places
could be an asylum country for
Snowden is yet another oddity
in the bizarre Snowden thriller.”

— COLUMNIST Thomas Seifert

STRANGER THAN HOLLYWOOD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bradley Manning Defense
Rests after Calling Just-
10 Witnesses to Testify

“Last witness delivers blistering
testimony warning that Bradley
Manning is guilty of 'aiding enemy,'
that all media could face charges.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

DOES MANNING HAVE A CHANCE?

GUARDIAN: Bradley
Manning on Trial: Exploring
the Newest Developments


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden: 'I Never
Provided Data to
China or to Russia'

“With polls showing
widespread American
approval for him, the
NSA whistleblower
vehemently denies
claims made by media.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

The Telegraph, U.K.
Dangerous Days in Egypt

"The Obama Administration
must set aside its reservations
and make sure interim leader
Adly Mansour succeeds in his
stated goal of steering Egypt
back to the path of democracy.
... The alternative to this is
too awful to contemplate."

— EDITORIAL, The Telegraph

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Even Le Carre's Fiction
Can't Do Snowden Justice

NON-FICTION

“Whistleblower
and writer both
finger the enemy
as their own side.
But the full horror
of truth always
outdoes
the imagination.”

— REPORTER
Simon Jenkins

GUARDIAN: Europe Opens
Trade Talks with U.S. Amid
Ongoing Tensions Over Spying


Kommersant, Russia
Snowden's Presence Could
Stop Obama Trip to Russia

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“In the context of Putin's statement
on an asylum deal for Snowden, an
ultimatum [hand over Snowden for
Obama to come] would seriously
complicate relations between the
two countries, and through no
fault of the Russian Federation.”

— UNIDENTIFIED Kremlin Source

SNOWDEN'S IMPACT ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS

The Telegraph, U.K.
Osama bin Laden was
'Stopped for Speeding'
While on Run in Pakistan

“The hunt for bin Laden might
have ended eight years earlier
had a traffic cop spotted the
world's most wanted man in a
car he had stopped for speeding.”

— REPORTER Rob Crilly

BIN LADEN'S CHARMED LIFE

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden Interview: The
NSA and Its Willing Allies

This interview with Edward
Snowden, was complied from
encrypted e-mails. It was
conducted before Snowden
had fled the United States, and
is fairly technical in nature.

— DER SPIEGEL Interview

DER SPIEGEL: Diplomatic
Fallout: Experts Warn of
Trans-Atlantic Ice Age

DER SPIEGEL: Germany
Cooperates Closely with NSA


Der Spiegel, Germany
Conditions at San Fran
Airport May Have Invited
Accident on Saturday

“A stabilized arrival in the San
Francisco has become practically
impossible.It was only a matter
of time before something like
this happened. ... San Francisco
International Airport has
a particularly bad reputation.”

— UNIDENTIFIED
German Airline Pilot

AIRPORT IN NEED OF AN OVERHAUL?

Le Monde, France
French Big Brother
is Watching You!

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It isn't only the U.S.
government that has
developed a gigantic
apparatus to spy on
all of its citizens and
beyond. Paris has
done the same. ... In
America, the system
has a semblance of
legislative and judicial
scrutiny. That is
nothing like France.”

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde

DGSE: WORSE THAN NSA?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The NSA's Indiscriminate
Mass Spying on Brazilians

NSA LONG ARM

“As it does in many
non-adversarial
countries, the spy
agency is collecting
the communications
of millions of people
in Brazil in bulk.”

— REPORTER
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: Snowden is a
Whistleblower, Not a Spy
- but Do Our Leaders Care?


Izvestia, Russia
'Servile Europeans' Inflict
Huge Insult on Bolivians

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“It appears that without our taking
notice, a new age of lawlessness has
begun. The slavish servility of
Western countries to the United
States is simply despicable. ...
My God, these Europeans are
such obsequious sons of bitches!”

— COLUMNIST Edward Limonov

WHITE HOUSE SHOWS HEAVY HAND

Der Standard, Austria
Mass NSA Surveillance Implies
'Bizarre Presumption of Guilt'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The whole point of the PRISM story is
not that U.S. intelligence is siphoning
off the data of Europeans. Rather, it is
that large portions of the Internet's
traffic are monitored and evaluated,
legally although illegitimately, under
some bizarre presumption of guilt.
While ostensibly for the sake of
protecting freedom and democracy,
any such protections are marginal
at best. The opposite is more likely.”

— COLUMNIST Christoph Prantner

PRESUMPTIVE SEARCH AND SIEZURE?

Der Spiegel, Germany
New Snowden Claims:
German Intelligence
'are in Bed' with NSA

"Snowden isn't buying the
version given by leading
German politicians and
government figures that
they were completely
unaware of the spying
programs. The contrary
is true and the NSA are
'in bed together with the
Germans,' Snowden said.”

— DER SPIEGEL News Item

GUARDIAN: The NSA/GCHQ
Metadata Reassurances are
'Breathtakingly Cynical'

OBSERVER: U.S. Attempts
to Block Edward Snowden
'Bolsters' Case for Asylum


Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
NSA: Angela Merkel Ignores
Nightmare of 'Stasi Squared'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“German politicians either don't grasp
or prefer not to grasp, what's at stake.
We're dealing here with the workings
of a 'Stasi' squared, a Big Brother such
as the world has never known. ...
Hollywood productions are nothing
by comparison. to this program”

— COLUMNIST
Stephan-Andreas Casdorff

GLOBAL OUTRAGE HAS NOT ABATED

Telegraph, U.K.
Edward Snowden is
Certainly a Traitor

"In traditional accounts of
Hell, sinners end up with
punishments that fit their
crimes. Rumour-mongers
have their tongues cut out;
usurers wear chains of
burning gold. On this basis,
it will be entirely fitting if
Edward Snowden spends
eternity in Moscow airport.”

— COLUMNIST Charles Moore

GUARDIAN: U.S. Military
Blocks Entire Guardian Web
Site for Troops Abroad

GUARDIAN: Britain Blocks
Espionage Talks Between
America and Europe


Le Monde, France
French Political Leaders
Conduct 'Outrage Contest'
Over NSA Surveillance

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Arnaud Danjean, chairman of the
Security and Defense Subcommittee
of the E.U. Parliament, criticized
'the European competition to be the
most outraged by American spying,
which he call naive and 'pathetic.'”

— FRENCH Political Leaders

HOLLANDE: FIEGHNING SHOCK?

Der Spiegel, Germany
What's All the Fuss
About U.S. Spying?

"Having experienced
dictatorships with
notoriously effective
intelligence systems,
Germans are furious
about NSA snooping.
Now they want to put
stricter rules in place.”

— COLUMNIST
Jan Fleischhauer

WHAT SNOWDEN WROUGHT

DER SPIEGEL: Spying Scandal
Shakes Up German Elections

DER SPIEGEL: Spying Survey -
Trust in U.S. Lowest Since Bush


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Forcing Down Plane
of Evo Morales was
an Act of 'Air Piracy'

NSA CRISIS

“Denying the
Bolivian president
air space was a
metaphor for the
gangsterism that
now rules world.”

—COLUMNIST
John Pilger

GUARDIAN: U.S. and Germany
to Hold Talks Over European
NSA Surveillance Concerns

GUARDIAN: Evo Morales
Threatens to Close
U.S. Embassy in Bolivia

GUARDIAN: European
Watchdogs Order Google
to Rewrite Privacy Policy

GUARDIAN: European Firms
'Could Quit U.S. Internet
Providers Over NSA Scandal' .

GUARDIAN: NSA Recruitment
Drive Goes Horribly Wrong



The Independent, U.K.
When is a Military Coup Not
a Military Coup? When it
Happens in Egypt, Apparently

EGYPT COUP

“Stand by for the first
U.S. delegation to visit
after the coup-that-
wasn;t. And you will
know whether they
believe there was a
coup or not by the
chaps they visit: in
the army, of course.”

—COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
One Brit's 'Envy' for
U.S. Independence Day

"While Americans toast their
freedom from tyranny every
summer, Britons get a royal
wedding maybe every other
decade, if we're lucky. ...
It's not as though we of the
old country couldn't find a
good anniversary of our own
to celebrate. We've got Magna
Carta, after all. But can we
expect Brits to hold 'habeas
corpus street parties' for the
800th annaversary in 2015?”

— CORRESPONDENT Matt Seaton

WHY CAN'T BRITIAIN TOP THIS?

GUARDIAN: Why So Many
are Keen to Play Down
Debate on NSA Revelations

GUARDIAN: U.S. Government
Rests its Case in Bradley
Manning WikiLeaks Trial


Elsevier, The Netherlands
Snowden's Actions are
'No Benefit to Society'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“The result of the Snowden's
action is an even more intense
collective suspicion of each
other, of businesses and of
governments. In this era of
extensive individualization,
actions like his are of no
benefit whatsoever to society.”

— COLUMNIST
Reinoud Ottervanger

HAS SNOWDEN DAMAGED SOCIETY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
America's Founders Would
be Horrified at this United
States of Surveillance ...

"Once upon a time I would have
signed a White House petition
with no qualms. Now, however,
a chilling thought occurs: what
'watch lists' will signing a petition
like this put me on? NSA? IRS? It'
s not a paranoid question now, in
the United States of Surveillance.”

— PROFESSOR, Dr. Dan Gillmor

HAS AMERICA GONE OFF COURSE?

GUARDIAN: Why So Many
are Keen to Play Down
Debate on NSA Revelations

GUARDIAN: U.S. Government
Rests its Case in Bradley
Manning WikiLeaks Trial


The Spectator, U.K.
The Men Who
Lost America

“The birth of the
United States was
a more complex -
and less heroic -
Odyssey than the
one enshrined in
American folklore.”

— REVIEWER
Andro Linklater

THE TALE OF 1776

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA Spying on Germany: How
Much Did Angela Merkel Know?

"While the Chancellery appears to be
outraged by the NSA's spying tactics in
Germany, the opposition doubts the
revelations came as a shock to Angela
Merkel. How much did she know?”

— COLUMNIST Philipp Wittrock

WAS SHE REALLY CAUGHT BY SURPRISE?

DER SPIEGEL: How the NSA
Targets Germany and Europe

DER SPIEGEL: Germany
Rejects Asylum for Snowden

DER SPIEGEL: Bolivia Irate
Over Forced Landing


Liberation, France
The NSA 'Panopticon'
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“That this unimaginable mass
of data may or may not be
exploited seems like an after-
thought, when compared to
the brutal and irreversible
infringement of what forms
the foundation of democracy:
the respect for privacy.”

— COLUMNIST
Nicolas Demorand

AFTER SECRETS: WHAT NEXT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ecuador President:
'We Assisted Edward
Snowden by Mistake'

“A right of asylum request
is one thing but helping
someone travel from one
nation to another - Ecuador
has never done this. ... It
was a mistake on our part.”

— Ecuador President
Rafael Correa

JUST A MISUNDERSTANDING?

GUARDIAN: Obama Seeks
to Limit E.U. Fallout Over
U.S. Surveillance Claims

GUARDIAN: Snowden
Asylum: Nations Approached
and their Responses


News, Switzerland
Humanity's Cyber-
Hypocrisy Overload

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Today's cyber-hypocrisy
is almost intolerable, and
all who are justly outraged
over mega snooping are
advised to be suspicious of
the powerful, and the
powers, that make a show
of being defenders and
advocates of Net freedom.”

— COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer

ADVENTURES OF SNOWDEN

Der Spiegel, Germany
Attacks from America:
NSA Spied on E.U. Offices

“The documents SPIEGEL has seen
indicate that the E.U. offices to the
United Nations was attacked in a
manner similar to the way NSA
surveillance was conducted
against its offices in Washington.”

— REPORTERS By Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach, Fidelius
Schmid and Holger Stark

E.U. FINDS IT HAS BEEN SPIED ON

DER SPIEGEL: Partner and
Target: NSA Snoops on 500 Million
German Data Connections

DER SPIEGEL: Spying 'Out
of Control': E.U. Official
Questions Trade Negotiations

DER SPIEGEL: Growing Alarm:
German Prosecutors To Review
Allegations of U.S. Spying


The Observer, U.K.
Orson Welles' Criticisms
of Actors and Directors
Discovered on Lost Tape

“Laurence Olivier was 'stupid,'
Spencer Tracy 'hateful,' Charlie
Chaplin 'arrogant,' and he could
not bear to look at Bette Davis.
James Stewart was a 'bad actor,'
Joan Fontaine had 'two looks,
and that's it,' and Norma Shearer
was 'one of the most minimally
talented ladies to be on screen.”

— ACTOR Orson Wells

WELLS: A SALVO FROM BEYOND

GUARDIAN: Hollywood's Shameful
Refusal to Stand Up to Alec Baldwin

MIRROR: Michael Jackson
Paid $35 Million to Buy Silence
of at least 12 Young Boys


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ecuador Cools on
Snowden as Frustration
Grows with Assange

“President Rafeal Correa
has revoked Snowden's
temporary travel papers
amid concerns WikiLeaks
founder is 'running show.'”

— CORRESPONDENTS Rory
Carrol, Amanda Holpuch

GUARDIAN: Senators Accuse
Government of Using 'Secret
Law' to Collect Americans' Data

GUARDIAN: We Need Encryption
for Private Communications


Deutsche Welle, Germany
'NSA Spied on E.U.
Institutions': Report

“The NSA used bugs, phone
taps and cyber-monitoring
to obtain information from
E.U. institutions in Washington,
D.C., New York, and Brussels.”

— Der Spiegel Report

RAI Novosti, Russia
Agreeing to Disagree
on Edward Snowden

“Today the main enemies of
the intelligence agencies –
closed institutions by definitio
n – are not other intelligence
agencies, but open society. ...
A new type of confrontation
is taking shape in a world where
nothing is secret anymore.”

— COLUMNIST Fyodor Lukyanov

RAI NOVOSTI: From the Tsar
to Snowden, U.S.-Russian
Extradition Deal Quietly Died

RAI NOVOSTI: Russian Duma
Invites Snowden to Investigate
Russia Spying Allegations


BBC News, U.K.
Voyager One Spacecraft
Surfs Solar System's Edge

“The particles streaming away
from our star have reduced to
a trickle at its present location,
18.5 billion km from Earth. ...
Particles flying toward it from
interstellar space, by contrast,
have jumped in the past year.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Jonathan Amos

ENTERING INTERSTELLAR SPACE

DAILY MAIL: American Foods
Banned in Other Countries


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ecuador Rejects U.S.
Trade Pact to Thwart
Snowden 'Blackmail'

“Ecuador does not accept
pressure or threats from
anyone, nor does it trade
with principles or submit
them to mercantile interests,
important as those may be.”

— ECUADOR Communications
Secretary Fernando Alvarado



GUARDIAN: Glenn Greenwald
on the Personal Side of Taking
on the NSA - Personal Smears

GUARDIAN: How NSA
Continues to Harvest
Your Online Data

GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden's
Next Step: Live Q&A


Diario de Noticias, Portugal
U.S. 'Summons World'
to Renewed Cold War

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“By putting Russia on the same
level as 'authoritarian countries'
aiding Edward Snowden escape,
the United States is summoning
the world to the distant days of
the Cold War, without first
clarifying whether or not the
statements from the ex-NSA
analyst have any basis in fact.”

— EDITORIAL, Diario de Noticias

PUTIN: A RELUCTANT ADVERSARY?

Gazeta, Russia
Why Russia, China,
Others, Love 'Poking
America in the Eye'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“ This attitude toward the
United States reveals the
objective power of that
nation. Only the genuinely
strong are so widely hated.
Only those who actually
amount to something
warrant such annoyance.”

— EDITORIAL, Gazeta

OBAMA: STILL BEHAN BUSH

GUARDIAN: U.S. Senators say
NSA Must Correct Inaccurate
Claims Over Privacy Protections

GUARDIAN: Whistleblowers
Will Continue to Leak State
Secrets, Warns AP Chief

EXPRESS: Pair Who Oppose
Ground Zero Mosque Banned
from Entry into Britian


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Snowden Affair Revives
Politics of the Cold War

“It is re-igniting America's
suspicions of Russia and
intensifying the anger felt
toward China. Now Germany
is looking at Britain and a
new annex for European
suspicion has begun to brew.”

— COLUMNIST Kunal Dutta

U.S. LEASHES OUT OVER LEAKS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'History will be Kind'
to Edward Snowden

“On the available evidence
Snowden's almost certain
motive for speaking out was
far removed from anything
like espionage, sedition or
anti-Americanism. His effort
to stay beyond the clutches of
U.S. law may involve travel
to countries with a poor
record on free expression.
But his choice of refuge does
in itself make him a traitor.”

— EDITORIAL, The Guardian

Handelsblatt, Germany
Obama's 'Castles in the
Air' Beat Reckless Wars

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Are we now any wiser about
whether Obama is a friend of
Germany? No. But should we
be less happy with him as a
result? Hardly. It is still better
for a president to have perhaps
illusory disarmament goals than
to have one waging reckless
wars. Step by step Obama is
winding these down. That
alone is really quite something.”

— COLUMNIST Markus Ziener

OBAMA: STILL BETTER THAN BUSH

Le Figaro, France
America's Clueless Affront
to President Hamid Karzai

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This is a back step for an imbroglio
that combines the hardness of the
Taliban, the cunning of the Qataris,
the cynicism of the Americans and
the sensitivity of the Afghans. ... If
the Taliban and Qataris had wanted
to spit in the face of Hamid Karzai,
they need have done nothing
differently. Then the Americans,
perhaps unwittingly, significantly
worsened the insult against him.”

— COLUMNIST Renaud Girard

RIBBON CUTTING GOES HORRIBLY WRONG

Financial Times U.K.
Google Says Tighter
E.U. Search Rules
Will Hurt Innovation

“Not everyone can be at
the top of search results
... There will always be
someone who will not be
at the top who will be
unhappy and complain.”

— COLUMNIST Richard Waters

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Putin Radiates Power
as Obama Sits Idly By

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

“Vladimir Putin has made
his country a major factor
in the world's bloodiest
ongoing war, which has
altered borders to an
extent that is now hard to
judge. The country hasn't
been this strong since
perhaps the end of the
Cold War. And certainly, it
has never had this much
influence in the Middleast.”

— COLUMNIST
Stefan Kornelius

PUTIN MAKES PRESENCE FELT

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Live Updates: Edward
Snowden Missing after
Failing to Fly to Cuba

“The whereabouts of former
NSA contractor whose leaks
to The Guardian have caused
global controversy a mystery,
after he misses Cuba flight.”

— REPORTERS
Paul Owen and Tom McCarthy

DNA, France
Obama Hits on Greatest
Danger: The Way We Live

TRANSLATED FROM FRANCE

“The enemy is no longer a great
power cemented in doctrinaire
ideology. It is a way of life - our
way. ... The danger is not from
a nuclear conflagration that
would fossilize all or part of our
Earth. It is of an irreversible
degradation of its capacity to
accommodate the human species.”

— COLUMNIST Jacques Fortier

NUKES ARE LEAST OF OUR PROBLEMS

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
At the Brandenburg Gate,
Victory Column Haunts
President Barack Obama

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“That a feeling of disappointment
set in the moment Barack Obama
waved to the crowd and left the
podium with his jacket slung over
his shoulder has to do with the
fact that he is being measured by
a new bar. A bar he himself raised
to impossible heights, for example
during his Victory Column speech.”

— COLUMNIST Matthias Kolb

FIVE YEARS PROVE LIGHT YEARS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Edward Snowden Leaves
Hong Kong for Moscow:
Seeks Asylum in Ecuador

“The NSA whistleblower has
left Hong Kong on an Aeroflot
flight to Moscow, days after
the United States charged him
with spying, with his eventual
destination still unknown.”

— REPORTER Peter Walker

Reuters, U.K.
Saudis Role in Syria Driven
by Fear of Shiite 'Full Moon'

“Saudi Arabia's former intelligence
chief, Prince Muqrin, once told U.S.
diplomats the Middle East's Shiite
Crescent, where Shiites hold sway
was 'becoming a full moon' as Iran's
influence spread. For the kingdom's
Sunni rulers, that fear, revealed in
a 2009 U.S. Embassy cable released
by WikiLeaks, now focuses on Syria.”

— CORRESPONDENT Angus McDowall

THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE SYRIA CRISIS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Revealed: Top Secret
Rules that Allow NSA to
Use Data w/o a Warrant

“FISA judges have signed off on
broad orders that allow the NSA
to make use of data 'inadvertently'
collected from domestic U.S.
communications without a warrant.”

— REPORTERS
Glenn Greenwald and James Ball

La Republique, France
G-8 Appears Ready to
Turn Screws on Apples
and Amazons of World

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Undoubtedly, much can happen
between now and the launch of
this new global fiscal regulation,
and it is maddening to see the
delay, when one imagines the
colossal sums being amassed by
those benefiting from sheltering
themselves from national taxes.”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Michel Helvig

READY TO SMASH TAX HAVENS?

El Diario Exterior, Spain
In Arabic, Hebrew and
English, the Meaning of
'Ceasefire' Varies Widely

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The United States, and even the
Israelis, have little or no idea how
the Palestinians or the Arab world
think. The concepts and use of
language in the Arab world is
diametrically distinct, and even
opposite, to that of the West.”

— COLUMNIST George Chaya

ARAFAT: BADLY MISUNDERSTOOD?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Mr. Sunshine: 'Yes We
Can' Memories Flood
Back on Feel-Good Trip

“The government in Berlin is
fully aware that nice snapshots
with the U.S. president are like
gold dust for the chancellor
just three months before the
September 22 general election.”

— REPORTERS Florian Gathmann,
Veit Medick, Philipp Wittrock

A PLEASANT TIME HAD BY ALL?

DNA, France
Snowden is Not the Issue
TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Stealing huge amounts of entirely
personal data at will, the NSA PRISM
program is a major slap in the face
for both democratic and republican
ideals otherwise trumpeted to the
world by the United States. Given
the enormity of the issues, doubts
about the motives of Mr. Snowden,
the man behind the NSA revelations,
are insufficient as a distraction.”

— COLUMNIST Didier Rose

Daily Mail, U.K.
Google's Ray Kurzweil: 'Digital
Immortality' is 30 Years Away

“Ray Kurzweil, engineering director
at Google, believes we will be able to
upload our entire brains to computers
within the next 32 years - an event
known as singularity. ... Our 'fragile'
human body parts will be replaced by
machines by turn of the century, which
will make us effectively immortal.”

— REPORTER Victoria Woollaston

WILL HUMANS SOON LIVE FOREVER?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA PRISM a 'Game Changer'
on Web Privacy, According
to Marketing Services Giant

“I think PRISM and what's happening
in the U.S. will have a very significant
impact, I think it is game changing. ...
I think the privacy issue is going to be
raised to a new level by this. It will
alter people's views on privacy, and
that goes even for younger people.”

— REPORTER Mark Sweney

WILL THE YOUNG TAKE UP PRIVACY FIGHT?

El Pais, Spain
Powerless, Europe Must
Nevertheless Stand Up
to NSA Spying Program

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Defending the rights of 500
million Europeans should be
reason enough to mobilize
E.U. authorities - even if they
are in a powerless position.”

— EDITORIAL, El Pais

EUROPE CONSIDERS ITS OPTIONS

Telegraph, U.K.
Obama Looks Like Leader
Going through the Motions

FADED GLORY

“The impression
is of a president
who has run out
of new things to
say, struggling to
redirect his 2nd
term. He is lost
on Syria, repeats
himself on E.U.
and hesitant on
the changes in
the Arab world.”

—COLUMNIST
Alex Spillius

Der Spiegel, Germany
Soft Totalitarianism:
Europe Must Protect
Itself from America

“Is President Obama a friend?
Revelations about the vast
spying of his government call
that assumption into question.
The European Union must
protect the Continent from
U.S.' reach for omnipotence.”

— COLUMNIST Jakob Augstein

GLOBAL REJECTION OF NSA

DER SPIEGEL: Trade
Deal Could See German
Exports to U.S. Double

DER SPIEGEL: Kennedy
to Obama: Evolving
Trans-Atlantic Ties

DER SPIEGEL: German PRISM
... Berlin Wants to Spy, Too

DER SPIEGEL: Justice Minister
- 'Security Is Not an End in Itself'


El Pais, Spain
What Superman Tells
us About America ...
and About Ourselves

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Religion, with individual
freedom, is the clay that
the country is made of. In
Superman there is Moses
and Jesus. In the child
whose parents removed
him from of their planet
to save him, and who
arrives in another world
as an orphan on a mission,
there is something of
Moses. In the son sent by
the father to earth to
incarnate as a man (Clark
Kent), there is Jesus.”

— COLUMNIST
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

WHY SUPERMAN ENDURES

BBC News, U.K.
The Two Obamas in
Belfast Avoid Syria

“This was a tale of two
President Obamas, the
one with high dreams
and the one who must
deal with grubby reality.”

— CORRESPONENT Mark Mardell

RealVideoVIDEO: Obama 'Fever' Comes
to Belfast (BBC News, U.K.)

RealVideoVIDEO: Obama and Putin G-8 Talks on
Syria 'Tense' (BBC News, U.K.)

RealVideoVIDEO: G8 Summit 2013 First Day
Highlights (BBC News, U.K.)

RealVideoVIDEO: Obama Speech in Belfast, About Not
Giving Up on Peace Process (RTE, Ireland)

RealVideoVIDEO: Speech of Michelle Obama at the
Gaiety Theatre in Dublin (RTE, Ireland)

RealVideoVIDEO: G-8 Police Operation the largest in
Northern Ireland History (RTE, Ireland)


Mediapart, France
'Autonomous Machines':
The World Reawakens to
U.S. Internet Dominance

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“These programs are becoming
autonomous and activate one
another. At first, they might
suggest that human operators
research, and eventually destroy,
a particular individual or firm
whose existence may be judged
hostile to American interests.
Very soon, they will themselves,
without a clear mandate, take the
decision to kill or incapacitate.”

— COLUMNISTS Jean-Paul Baquiast
and Christophe Jacquemin

BACKING SNOWDEN IN HONG KING

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Britain's GCHQ Intercepted
Communications of Foreign
Politicians at G20 Summits

“The revelation comes as Britain
prepares to host another summit
on Monday – for the G8 nations,
all of whom attended the 2009
meetings which were the object
of the systematic spying. It is
likely to lead to some tension.”

— REPORTERS Ewen MacAskill,
Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins,
and Julian Borger, James Ball

ESPIONAGE BOMB GOES OFF AT G-8

GUARDIAN: NSA Targeted Dmitry
Medvedev at London G20 Summit

GUARDIAN: Putin Backs Assad;
Raps Cannibalistic Syrian Rebels


BBC News, U.K.
Hassan Rouhani Wins
Iran Presidential Poll

“Mr. Rouhani's election is
not necessarily the moment
for a substantive change in
Iran's policy, but that even
a change in style may offer
an opening to the U.S. and
Security Council members.”

— BBC NEWS Item

CHANGE ... BUT HOW MUCH CHANGE?

BBC NEWS: Rouhani Victory
- Time for Iran Change?

TELEGRAPH: Who
is Hassan Rowhani?


Der Spiegel, Germany
The E.U. Weakened Data
Protection at U.S. Request

“The European Commission bowed
to U.S. lobbying in early 2012 and
scrapped a data protection measure
that would have significantly cut the
NSA's ability to spy on Europeans.”

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

Independent, U.K.
Cameron Stands with
Obama as U.S. Decides
to 'Arm' Syria Rebels

“The United States warned
Bashar al-Assad's regime it
had crossed a 'red line' by
mounting deadly nerve-gas
attacks against rebel fighters.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Nigel Morris, David Usborne

GUARDIAN: U.S. Looks to
G8 Summit to Build
Consensus Over Syria

TELEGRAPH: 'Obama Doesn't
See Where He's Going'

DER SPIEGEL: Berlin Rules
out Arms for Syrian Rebels

GUARDIAN: Russia says
Syria No-Fly Zone would
Violate International Law


Le Monde, France
French Lawmakers Scramble
on News of NSA Surveillance

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Digital Economy Minister Fleur Pellerin
spoke of 'great concern for our citizens
and businesses,' but was anything but
clear when asked her about France's
possible diplomatic response to the affair.”

— REPORTER Martin Untersinger

FRENCH MINISTER ON THE FIRING LINE

Le Temps, Switzerland
Last Resort for Confronting
the 'Electronic Big Brother'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Fortunately, this Leviathan also has
an Achilles heel: the individual. ...
Their existence is, for now, the best
guarantee that the nightmare of an
Electronic Big Brother will not come.”

— COLUMNIST Sylvain Besson

MANNING: OUR 'LAST LINE OF DEFENSE'?

Media Part, France
The NSA is Spying on
Us! What a Surprise!

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This flattered our pencil-
pushing egos. We aren't as
insignificant as we thought,
we said to ourselves ...
the NSA is interested in our
full stops and commas, saves
them, and computes and
gives them a careful analysis.”

— COLUMNIST
Jean-Paul Baquiast

AFTER THE PEEPING: WHAT NEXT?

Irish Examiner, Ireland
NSA's 'Inevitable Intrusion'

“Privacy is something all of us
cherish, but surely we must be
aware that once we go online
we step into a world without
boundaries or restraint - and
unless we are careful, expose
ourselves in regrettable ways.”

— EDITORIAL, Irish Independent

ROSSIJSKAYA GAZETA:
What to Expect from Obama
and Putin AT G8 in Ireland

IRISH INDEPENDENT: Michelle
Obama will be in 'Class of her
Own in Trip to Dublin School

TELEGRAPH: Cameron
Bans Wives and Spouses
from Northern Ireland G8

GUARDIAN: Obama to
visit Belfast While in
Northern Ireland for G8


Le Monde, France
NSA Surveillance Storm
Builds Over Cloud Market

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“News of the NSA surveillance
program comes at the worst
possible moment for companies
like Microsoft, for which the
level of trust regarding private
data has been diminished. ...
The secret 'PRISM' program may
be construed as a violation of
the principles of Europe's Safe
Harbor plan, [which protects
the data security of Europeans],
as the European Commission
was not notified of such activity.”

— COLUMNIST Guenael Pepin

NSA EYES THREATEN CONFIDENCE IN CLOUD

FAZ, Germany
Protect Us from Terrorism,
and Government Snooping

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The individual Internet user is
helpless against these changes.
Therefore, firms that conduct
their business using the lure of
the Internet should be asked to
do somthing. Data protection
must urgently be incorporated
into devices and software.”

— COLUMNIST Carsten Knop

CAN WE HAVE OUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO?

Russia Today, Russia
Putin: Government
Surveillance 'Should
Not Break the Law'

“I can tell you that at least
in Russia, you cannot just
go and tap into someone's
phone without a warrant
issued by court. ... That's
more or less the way a
civilized society should go
about fighting terrorism
with modern-day technology.”

— PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin

NOW: PUTIN LECTURES OBAMA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
World Leaders Seek
Answers on NSA Data
Collection Programs

“If what we're reading is,
either partially or wholly
true, this is a question of
very serious violations of
European citizens' basic
rights. ... [The technology
giants] allowed access to
E.U. citizen data without
informing them, violating
our rules on personal data.”

— Franco Pizzetti, Internet
Alliance Chairman, Italy

GUARDIAN EDITORIAL:
Snowden is 'More Conscientious
Objector than Common Thief'

GUARDIAN: Artist Ai Weiwei:
The U.S. is 'Behaving Like China
'
GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden
- Russia Offers to Consider
Possible Asylum Request


Handelsblatt, Germany
Mr. Obama's Data
Nightmare is Ours

TRANSLATED FROM GERMANY

“Anyone who is not a
U.S. citizen or living in
the U.S. is under general
suspicion of being a
terrorist - and that
includes the Chinese.”

— COLUMNIST
Axel Postinett

'FOREIGN' DISPLEASURE AT NSA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Europe Now Demands
Answers from Obama
Over U.S. Surveillance

“Officials in European capitals
demanded immediate answers
from their U.S. counterparts
and denounced the practice of
secretly gathering digital data
on Europeans as unacceptable,
illegal, a breach of basic rights.”

— REPORTERS Dan Roberts,
Ewen MacAskill, James Ball

AND NOW COMES THE BACKLASH

DER SPIEGEL: Surveillance
with Global Implications


Suedostschweiz, Switzerland
Exposed: Spy Powers that
Mr. Obama Shouldn't Use

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“No 'scandal' investigation is
required where none exists.
However, a change in these
scandalous laws, which so
cheerfully place civil rights
on the executioner's block of
secrecy is urgently needed.”

— COLUMNIST,
Thomas J. Spang

HAS OBAMA BETRAYED HIS IDEALS?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Edward Snowden: the
Whistleblower Behind
NSA Surveillance Leak

“The 29-year-old behind
the biggest intelligence
leak in NSA history explains
his motives, his uncertain
future and why he never
meant to hide in shadows.”

— REPORTERS Glenn Greenwald,
Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras

ANOTHER LEAK TO REMEMBER

FINANCIAL TIMES: Backlash
over U.S. Spying Intensifies

DAILY MAIL: Intelligence
Officials Overheard Joking
of 'Disappearing' NSA Leaker

GUARDIAN: Edward
Snowden - Saving Us from
the 'United Stasi of America'

FINANCIAL TIMES: Hong Kong
'No Haven' for Edward Snowden


The Economist, U.K.
The Reason We Fear
Broad Surveillance

“The first is the possibility
of illegitimate pressure
based on information we
didn't intend to be made
public. ... The second is
the fear that a pattern of
circumstantial activity will
lead us to be falsely accused.”

— THE ECONOMIST

RealVideoECONOMIST AUDIO: Columnists
Hold Discussion on 'Big Brother at Work'


REUTERS: Europeans
React 'Angrily' to News
of U.S. Surveillance

GUARDIAN: The NSA's
Secret Tool to Track
Global Surveillance Data

GUARDIAN: Live Blog
on NSA Tool Code Named
'Boundless Informant'

GUARDIAN: Like Apple,
Google and Facebook:
Obama is a 'Once Hip
Brand Tainted by PRISM'


Le Temps, Switzerland
Exploring the Limits of
Sino-U.S. Compromise

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The great difficulty is this: the
adjustment of forces between
a previously dominant power -
America; and the affirmation of
an emerging power - China.
Such a rebalancing cannot occur
without friction. Miscalculations
about intentions of a competitor
has led to the worst kinds of
disaster, as the twentieth century
so unmistakably demonstrates.”

— COLUMNIST Frederic Koller

RIDING THE TIGER OF SINO-U.S. TIES

Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Switzerland
Accept End to Bank Secrecy;
Hand Over U.S. Citizen Data

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For the game to continue, finding
a definitive solution to the problem
with the United States is essential.
And for that to occur, data must
be delivered and fines must be paid.”

— Dr. Alfred Mettler,
Professor of Finance

SWISS DRAGGED FROM BANK SECRECY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Orders U.S. to
Draw Up Overseas Target
List for Cyber-Attacks

“Obama's move to establish a
potentially aggressive cyber
warfare doctrine will heighten
fears over the increasing
militarization of the Internet.”

— REPORTERS Glenn Greenwald,
Ewen MacAskill

NOW THE FOREIGN POLICY ANGLE ...

GUARDIAN: Facebook and Google
Insist they Didn't Know of PRISM
Surveillance Program

GUARDIAN: Britain Gathering
Secret Intelligence Via Covert
NSA Operation Called 'PRISM'

GUARDIAN: Ministers
Challenged Over GCHQ's Access
to Covert U.S. Operation PRISM


Guardian Unimited, U.K.
Nicaragua Awards China
Firm Contract to Construct
Panama Canal Alternative

“The project will reinforce China's
growing influence on global trade
and weaken U.S. dominance over
one of world's key shipping routes.”

— REPORTER Jonathan Watts

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Collecting Phone
Records of 'Millions'
of Verizon Customers

“The document shows for the
first time that under Obama,
the communication records of
millions of U.S. citizens are
being collected indiscriminately.”

— COLUMNIST Glenn Greenwald

WHITE HOUSE ADMITS THE OBVIOUS

GUARDIAN: Data on Citizens
has Been 'Collected for Years'

GUARDIAN: NSA Taps
into Internet Giants'
to Mine User Data


Daily Mail, U.K.
Does a Shadowy Clique of
Billionaires, Politicians and
VIPSs Secretly Run World?

“If only there was a global government
and someone was in charge. ... The
trouble is when you go to these events
you realize no one is running anything -
that's why the world is in such a mess.”

— UNIDENTIFIED
Former Bilderberg attendee

CAN THE BILDERBERGERS RUN THE WORLD?


GUARDIAN: Bilderberg
2013: Welcome to 1984

TELEGRAPH: The Bilderbergers:
Fiendish Plots are A-Hatching


The Telegraph, U.K.
Michelle Obama Pulls Out
of Summit with Xi Jinping

“Her absence is likely to limit the
role of China's first lady at the two-
day California meeting, and may be
interpreted by the face-conscious
Chinese bureaucrats and general
public as a deliberate snub.”

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde

CALIFORNIA SUMMIT LOSES SOFT POWER

BBC News, U.K.
After Five Years, China
Allows U.S. Man to Exit

Hu Zhicheng was detained in
China in 2008 when a former
business partner accused him
of stealing commercial secrets.

— BBC NEWS ITEM

Le Monde, France
Obama's 'Admission of Failure' is
Attempt to Put Bush Era to Rest

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“After September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S.
placed too much emphasis on the need for
security. Obama wants to restore the balance
on the side of freedom. He's right, even if,
as is often the case with President Obama,
his speech remained extremely incantatory.”

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde

OBAMA: STILL CLEANING UP AFTER BUSH?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Hypocrisy Lies at Heart of
Trial of Bradley Manning

VENGEANCE

“It is an outrage that
soldiers who killed
innocent remain free
but that the man who
exposed them is accused
of 'aiding the enemy'.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

THE TELEGRAPH: Bradley
Manning, WikiLeaks and the
Secret Trial at Fort Meade


Rzeczpospolita, Poland
The 'New Face' of Terrorism
Demands Level-Headed Public

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“It is very difficult to track terrorists
like the killers in London, the Tsarnaev
brothers in Boston, or France's Toulouse
assassin a year ago. There's is no doubt
that there will be further attacks like
the one in London - and not only in the
U.S. or U.K. One cannot prevent them
all. We simply need to learn to live
with this new face of terrorism.”

— COLUMNIST Matthias Rub

TERRORISM GOES SMALL-SCALE AND LOCAL

Rue 89, France
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is
Threat to Democratic Japan

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“A proven war criminal, the leader of
Unit 731 avoided trial by negotiating his
release with the Americans in exchange
for the results of his experiments. ...
The absence of justice for such a large
number of Japanese imperial war crimes
made possible the corruption of Japan's
democracy and the impunity of Abe and
revisionists like him across the country.”

— COLUMNIST Stephanie Mot

PRIME MINISTER ABE'S FLIGHT TO IGNOMINY

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Friend of Boston
Bomber Killed By FBI
During Questioining

Father of Ibragim Todashev
accuses agency of murder;
shows autopsy photos during
Moscow press conference.

— BBC News Item

NO COMMENT YET FROM THE FBI

Der Spiegel, Germany
JFK: 'Fascinated'
... and Puzzled, by
Hitler's Germany

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The Germans are really
too good - that Is why
people conspire against
them ... they do it to
protect themselves. ...
The docility of German
officials shows how easy it
would be to seize power.”

— John F. Kennedy,
Writing in 1937 Germany

ON THE ROAD WITH JFK

Der Spiegel, Germany
'Bandits in Uniform':
The Dark Side of GIs
in Liberated France

"The liberators made a lot
of noise and drank too much.
They raced around in their
jeeps, fought in the streets
and stole. But the worst
thing was their obsession
with French women. They
wanted sex - some for free,
some for money, or by force.”

— From Book: What Soldiers
Do: Sex and the American GI
in World War II France

DUBUNKING TALE OF WHITE KNIGHTS

BBC News, U.K.
To Avoid Execution, Sgt.
Robert Bales to Plead
Guilty to Afghan Murders

“Sargeant Bales' defense team
said they had determined the
soldier would not be able to
prove any claim of insanity or
diminished mental capacity.”

— BBC News Item

PLEA ANGERS AFGHAN VICTIMS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Larry King to Host
Program on Russia Today

RealVideoMay 29, 00:00:47

"I have interviewed every U.S.
president since Nixon, and lest
people forget, I also helped
usher Ross Perot into America's
national conversation during
the 1992 presidential contest.
I appreciate the importance of
providing a platform to those
with real alternative visions
for our country’s future.”

— TALK SHOW HOST Larry King

KING GOES EAST - WAY EAST!

FAZ, Germany
'Hypnotized' Western Public
Wakes Up to Obama Abuses

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“These are attacks on freedom of the
press and vendettas against reporters
who haven't stuck to the agenda and
'storyline' preferred by Obama and
the White House. Is it a coincidence
that Fox News reporter has appeared
in the crosshairs of agents of the FBI.”

— COLUMNIST Matthias Rub

AP - IRS SCANDALS: CORRUPTION OF POWER?

The Independent, U.K.
Hezbullah's War
in Syria Threatens
to Engulf Lebanon

SYRIA CRISIS

“It was, of course,
inevitable. Only last
month, I discovered
men from Hezbollah
protecting the Sayda
Zeinab mosque in south
Damascus. 'Don't say
you saw me here,'
one of them told me.”

—COLUMNIST Robert Fisk

RUSSIA TODAY: Iran
Begins 'Mass' Deployment
of Long-Range MissileS


Daily Mail, U.K.
Did JFK Secretly 'Admire'
Hitler?: Book Reveals Former
President's Praise for Nazis

"President John Kennedy's travelogues
and letters chronicling his wanderings
through Germany before WWII, when
Adolf Hitler was in power, have been
unearthed and show him generally in
favor of the movement that plunged
world into the greatest war in history."

— REPORTER Allan Hall
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NEWLY-REVEALED KENNEDY DOCUMENTS?

Wiener Zietung, Austria
Human Cloning Nears: A
'Dream and a Nightmare

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The possibilities of such a future
cannot be prohibited by law, nor
indeed by moral taboo. Not every
culture consider it a sin that Adam
was tempted by Eve to sample the
apple from the Tree of Knowledge.”

— COLUMNIST Walter Hammerle

ARE WE READY FOR HUMAN CLONES?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Echo Chamber of Mass
Hysteria Aids Terrorists

MEDIA FRENZY

“Perpetrators of
acts of terrorism
thrive on publicity
- so politicians and
media need to stop
giving it to them.”

—COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

GUARDIAN: Was London Killing
of British Soldier 'Terrorism'?


BBC News, U.K.
Germany Tops World's
Most Popular Nation Poll

“More than 26,000 people were
surveyed internationally for the
poll. ... Canadians and Americans
both give much lower ratings to
the European Union. In the U.K.,
positive views of the E.U. are
falling steadily and, for the first
time, more Britons rate the
E.U. negatively than positively.”

— BBC NEWS Poll Results

Independent, U.K.
Barack Obama Defends
Drone Strikes - but He
Moves to Rein them In

END OF WAR?

“The speech is a
sweeping public
reassessment of
the evolving
threat facing the
United States.'”

—COLUMNIST
Rupert Corwell

ECONOMIST: 'War on Terror':
The Beginning of the End


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
President Obama: 'Perpetual
War Will Prove Self-Defeating'

•Obama speech on future of counter-
terror• Obama defended controversial
drones program•Announced measures
to restart Guantanamo inmate releases.

— Guardian Blog of Obama Speech
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PRESIDENT TO RELAX MILITARY STANCE

La Gaceta, Spain
President Obama's
Abuse of State Power
Squelches U.S. Media

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The steps taken by the Obama
Administration never cease to
amaze us. Its constant attacks on
the right to life or the way it
has used verbal manipulation to
conceal the terrorist attack
directed at the U.S. Consulate in
Benghazi that killed the U.S.
ambassador are good examples.'”

— EDITORIAL, La Gaceta

HAS BARACK OBAMA GONE TOO FAR??

Le Monde, France
U.S. Diplomats Force-Feed
'Frankenfoods' to the World

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It's appalling the State Department
is complicit in supporting the biotech
seed industry's goals, despite public
and government opposition in several
countries. American taxpayer's money
should not go to furthering the goals
of a few giant biotech companies.”

— Ronnie Cummins, Director,
Organic Consumers Association
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SHOULD OUR ALLIES EAT WHAT THEY LIKE?

Liberation, France
Will the French Start Killing
People 'the American Way'?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Officially, France has acquired two
U.S. Reapers for gathering data, but
they will be easy to turn into killer
drones. No official announcement or
debate has been made about the
conditions of the exchange. Will they
be used to kill men from al-Qaeda in
the Islamic Maghreb across the Sahel
- the American way? States have the
right and duty to defend themselves,
but drones operate in a legal vacuum
unjustified by the 'war against terror.'”

— COLUMNIST Alan Posener

DRONES: WHAT IS WORLD GETTING INTO?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
E-Mail Messages Show
U.K. Authorities Spoke
of 'Framing' Assange

“A message from September
2012, read out by Assange,
apparently says: 'They want
to arrest him on suspicion of
XYZ ... It is definitely a fit-up.
Their timing is too convenient
coming right after Cablegate.'”

— Government Communications
Headquarters E-Mail

PROVING JULIAN ASSANGE RIGHT?

GUARDIAN: Oliver Stone
Meets Julian Assange;
Praises Strength of Mind

GUARDIAN: The Man Who
'Nearly Broke the Internet'


Der Spiegel, Germany
'Cowboys on the Rhine':
U.S. Firms Flout German
Labor Law and Practices

“Amazon plays according to its own
rules, and thus finds itself in the best
of company, with numerous other
U.S. firms that find it hard to accept
German 'social partnerships,' which
is the traditional tie that exists
between employees and employers.”

— REPORTER Janko Tietz

Der Spiegel, Germany
Barbie Dreamhouse
Gets 'Fiery Welcome'
From City of Berlin

“For some, it is a dream in
pink. For others, it is a
a horrific case of misogyny.
The Barbie Dreamhouse
opened in Berlin last week,
accompanied by protests
and a crucified doll having
been set alight on the cross.”

— REPORTER Rainer Leurs

BARBIE FALLS OUT OF FASHION

The Mirror, U.K.
Oklahoma Tornado: Dozens
Dead after 200mph Monster
Twister Rips Through State

“At least 51 are confirmed dead -
including seven kids sheltering at
a primary school in twister's path.”

— REPORTER Nigel Atkins

DEADLIEST TWISTER IN DECADES

News, Switzerland
Jolie's 'Breasts of
Media Contention'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It's safe to say that these
breasts of contention won't
change our cultural debate,
but they can serve as a
wonderful example of how
not to discuss other people
- whether prominent or
not, whether rich or poor.”

— COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer
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MASS UNINFORMED OPINION

Die Welt, Germany
Like U.S. and U.K., Europe
Must Re-Embrace Keynes

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“If someone finds himself in a hole
and continues to dig, it's called
cognitive dissonance. It may be that
in the long run, the ways of Angela
Merkel are best. But in the long run,
as Keynes said, 'we'll all be dead.'”

— COLUMNIST Alan Posener

KEYNES: WILL EUROPE HEED HIS ADVICE?

Le Monde, France
Barack Obama's Shameful
Crusade 'Against' Terror

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“With each passing day, it becomes
clearer that America is far from
witnessing the final dark hours of
the war on terror - and that any
suggestion otherwise is an illusion.”

— Dr. Sylvie Laurent, Sciences-Po, Paris

Daliy Mail, U.K.
'Is this Still America?'
Congressional Hearing
Turns into IRS Siege

"Acting IRS commissioner Steven
Miller apologized to the House
Ways and Means Committee on
Friday. But members on both
sides of the aisle were furious,
and castigated him for the
mismanagement and political
gamesmanship the agency
engaged in under his watch.”

— CORRESPONDENT
David Martosko

CONGRESSIONAL FIRING SQUAD

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Russia Reveals Identity
of CIA Moscow Chief
After 'Spy's' Expulsion

“Russia Federal Security Service
spokesman breaches protocol as
he accuses U.S. agency of crossing
'red line' in recruitment efforts.”

— CORRESPONDENT Miriam Elder
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CIA RECRUITER FOILED IN RUSSIA?

RUSSIA TODAY: Cloak, Dagger
and a Blond Wig? Kremlin says
CIA Agent Nabbed in Moscow

RUSSIA TODAY: Kremlin
'Regrets' Renewed Americ
a-Russia 'Spy Scandal'

RUSSIA TODAY: 'America's
Shame, Moscow's Gain,'
Little Political Impact

RUSSIA TODAY: Russia-
U.S. Tango: Glass Half-
Full and Easy to Break

DAILY MAIL: Russia's
CIA Spy Bust 'Linked
to Boston Bombing'

THE TELEGRAPH: Spy
Disguise Looks Farcical
... that's Why they Work!

TELEGRAPH: Russia 'Surprised'
by 'Crude, Clumsy' U.S. Spying


Financial Times, U.K.
Christie's Contemporary
Art Auction Sets World
Record at $495 Million

"The remarkable bidding and
record prices set reflect a new
era in the art market, wherein
seasoned collectors and new
bidders compete at the highest
level within a global market.”

— AUCTIONEER Brett Gorvy

POLLOCK-LICHTENSTEIN-BASQUIAT

Daily Mail, U.K.
Physically Strong Men
More Likely to Have
Right-Wing Opinions

“Weaker men more likely
to support welfare state
and wealth redistribution.”

— Aarhus University Scientists

ARE LEFT WINGERS 'GIRLY-MEN?'

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, U.K.
Deluded Cold War Powers
Jabber About Syria Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The error in thinking that will
become evident in the days to
come is that the U.S. and Russia
still think they're living in the
Cold War, during which they
ruled the world via telephone.”

— COLUMNIST Emad El Din Adeeb

TIME FOR U.S. AND RUSSIA TO WAKE UP?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Angelina Jolie and the
Bravery of Choosing not
to Have Ovaries Removed

“To understand just how brave
Angelina Jolie is, consider what
she did not write in her op-ed
in The New York Times: her
decision to have a mastectomy
and forgo an oopherectomy.”

— COLUMNIST Masha Gessen
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OPERATION RISKIER THAN THOUGHT

Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
Bloomberg and the Violation
of (Everyone Else's) Privacy

"Bloomberg is an emblem of mystery.
What a paradox for a man who made a
business out of providing information.
Nothing is written ... or documented.
There are no publicly available budgets.
But one thing is known: his Bloomberg
LP—the group's flagship company - is
legally based in the state of Delaware,
where banking privacy is kept best.”

— COLUMNIST Fabio Pavesi

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Digital Revolution?
It's All a Gift to the
Power of the State

BYE PRIVACY

“You can scream that
no data is secure until
you're blue in the face.
Few seem to believe it.
Governments and firms
claim to respect data
privacy, but they are
babes in arms against
nerds in attics, including
those that they employ.”

—COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

GUARDIAN: Major Sea
Change in Media Discussions
of Obama and Civil Liberties

GUARDIAN: The Real Obama
Scandal: Fighting Illegal
Wars in Libya and Pakistan


Le Monde Diplomatique, France
The Global Tyranny
of the One Percent

“The inequality machine is
reshaping the whole planet:
a globalized economy where
the winner takes all; trade
unions going to the dogs; and
the lightest taxation is for
those with highest income.”

— COLUMNIST Serge Halimi

Russia Today, Russia
Cloak, Dagger and a Blond
Wig? Kremlin says CIA
Agent Nabbed in Moscow

“Bearing the hallmarks of a Cold War
spy thriller, Russian intelligence says
it has captured a CIA officer trying to
flip a Russian intelligence operative.”

— RUSSIA TODAY News Item
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CIA RECRUITER FOILED IN RUSSIA?

RUSSIA TODAY: Kremlin
'Regrets' Renewed Americ
a-Russia 'Spy Scandal'

RUSSIA TODAY: 'America's
Shame, Moscow's Gain,'
Little Political Impact

RUSSIA TODAY: Russia-
U.S. Tango: Glass Half-
Full and Easy to Break

DAILY MAIL: Russia's
CIA Spy Bust 'Linked
to Boston Bombing'

THE TELEGRAPH: Spy
Disguise Looks Farcical
... that's Why they Work!

TELEGRAPH: Russia 'Surprised'
by 'Crude, Clumsy' U.S. Spying


The Telegraph, U.K.
Angelina Jolie's 'Giant
Leap for Womankind'

“By writing of her double
mastectomy, Angelina Jolie
has normalized the idea of
life saving surgery and
flagged the need to make
genetic testing affordable.”

— COLUMNIST Anjana Ahuja

JOLIE: BOLDNESS AND HEROISM

The Economist, U.K.
Republicans and
Taxes: IRS 'Errs'

“What bigger gaffe could
the IRS commit than the
singling out of groups that
criticised the government
for greater scrutiny? ...
Happily, the White House
doesn't seem to have been
at all involved in this idiocy.”

— ANALYSIS, Economist
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CITIZENS UNITED STRIKES

Liberation, France
Dylan Considered 'Unworthy'
of French Legion of Honor?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“According to Le Canard Enchaine,
Great Chancellor of the National
Order of the Legion of Honor Jean-
Louis Georgelin has rejected Bob
Dylan's candidacy on the grounds he
is 'unworthy' of the Legion. Could it
be that the anti-establishment icon
of Vietnam War protest and loose
morals (he has long been addicted to
heroin) displeases the chancellor?”

— REPORTER Maxime Pargaud
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ARE FRENCH STILL IRKED ABOUT VIETNAM?

Le Figaro, France
The Cleveland House of
Horrors: Similar Cases
from Around the World

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Before three young women
named Amanda Berry, Gina
Dejesus, and Michele Knight
were found last Tuesday in a
Cleveleland Ohio house, many
other people declared missing
and confined for years around
the world have reappeared.
Here are some of their stories.”

— COLUMNIST
Nicholas Demorand
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AMERICA, ITALY, AUSTRIA, JAPAN ...

Liberation, France
The 'Bible of Insanity'
Released in America

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“A society views itself in the
mirror of its insanity, and this
compendium can be read as a
disconcerting plunge into the
U.S. psyche. ... Diagnosing
sketchy problems and treating
them with real medications
simply contributes to creating
more illnesses ... Meanwhile,
pharmaceutical companies will
continue to patent addictive
and lucrative molecules, taken
in ever-increasing amounts.”

— COLUMNIST
Nicholas Demorand
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THE CATALAGUE OF INSANITY

Liberation, France
The Dual Prerequisites
for Syria Negotiations

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Can we still believe in a political
solution in Syria in the context of
an international conference? This
faint hope involves a number of
requirements. The first is to keep
the current tyrant out of all the
negotiations. The second is not to
let the agenda for talks be dictated
by a triumphant Vladimir Putin.”

— COLUMNIST Fabrice Rousselot
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THE PERILS OF MORE SYRIA TALKS

Die Suedostschweiz, Switzerland
Crimes of Ariel Castro:
A Sign of America's
'Dysfunctional' Society

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The really shocking thing about
the crime is how seamlessly it was
integrated into the daily routine
of a busy neighborhood. Unnoticed
and unobserved. A symptom of
a society that has proven itself
to be at best ... dysfunctional.”

— COLUMNIST Thomas J. Spang

CRIME TOO BARBAROUS TO BELIEVE

The Mirror, U.K.
Prince Harry Meets Michelle
Obama; Receives Pop Star
Welcome at White House

“As the 28-year-old royal heartthrob
entered, he was greeted by a roar and
shouts of Harry! from crowd of 500 girls.”

— REPORTER Chris Bucktin
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AMERICA GIRLS 'WILD ABOUT HARRY'

ITV: A Look Back at Royal
Visits to the United States

GUARDIAN: Prince Harry
Salutes Fallen U.S. Troops;
American Tour Continues

GUARDIAN: Is Prince
Harry Still a Bad Boy?


Financial Times, U.K.
Chinese Petition Obama
to Invade, on Poisoning
and Best Flavor for Tofu

“Two urge American military
intervention: one to liberate
the Chinese people and the
other to liberate the people
of Hong Kong. ... Another two
raise environmental concerns.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Simon Rabinovitch

TELEGRAPH: China May Not Overtake
United States This Century After All


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Free Syrian Army Rebels
Defect to Islamist Group

“The well-resourced organization,
which is tied to al-Qaeda, is luring
many anti-Assad fighters away, say
Free Army brigade commanders.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Mona Mahmood and Ian Black

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
'Crazy Bastards': Imprisonment
Without Trial; and Without End

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Right-wing Senator Lindsey Graham said
recently that the Guantanamo inmates are
'crazy bastards' - so dangerous that they
should never be moved to the mainland. ...
The injustice is not Guantanamo itself, but
in the concept of imprisonment without
trial and without end. After all, in nations
under law, even those considered 'crazy
bastards are entitled to a fair trial.”

— COLUMNIST Nicolas Richter

TRYING HARD ENOUGH TO CLOSE GUANTANAMO?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Conspiracy Theories in
Kyrgyzstan: Accounts Tie
Bombers' Family to Mafia

“The theories revolve around the
friendship that Tamerlan's father
had with Aziz Batukayev, a crime
boss known as the 'Al Capone of
Kyrgyzstan' who has been accused
of being behind murders, gang war
drug trafficking and prostitution.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Marcus Bensmann, Matthias Schepp
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TAMERLAN: FROM BOY TO BOMBER

The Telegraph, U.K.
Arming Syria's Rebels
is Fraught with Danger

“The Syrian opposition remains
a disparate group - with forces
affiliated to al-Qaeda gaining
prominence and power.”

— Shadow Foreign Minister
Douglas Alexander

GUARDIAN: Yes, the U.N.
has a Duty to Intervene. ...
But When, Where and How?

INDEPENDENT [ROBERT FISK]:
After Israeli Air Strikes -
We are Now Involved in Syria


Liberation, France
West's Inaction in Syria is
What Creates Extremists

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This Western impotence is precisely
what creates these extremists. It is
no surprise that the rebels believe
the great powers wish to let Syrians
to kill one another until their nation
disappears as a state. For its failure
to assist a country being murdered,
the West will long pay a price.”

— COLUMNIST FranCois Sergent
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WEST: HIDING BEHIND EXTREMISTS?

News, Switzerland
Asymmetrical Horror:
Media Double Standard on
Victims of War, Terror

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Once we see the image of Martin
Richards (especially parents of young
children), it brings a lump to our
throats, as we imagine what his death
means to his father, his mother and
his sister. ... It would just be too
cumbersome and costly, risky and
time-consuming, and above all, hard
to cover the costs, to take a stand for
the memories of any Muhammads,
Saidas, Abduls and Aishas who were
collateralized by a drone when
playing somewhere in the Hindu Kush.”

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

AMERICAN AND NON-AMERICAN LIVES

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev:
Why Gun Control 'Terror
Gap' Must Be Bridged

“The discovery that Tamerlan
Tsarnaev was on a national
terrorism watch list has put
the spotlight on one of the
most glaring flaws in U.S. gun
laws: that even suspected
terrorists can legally buy
weapons and even explosives.

— COLUMNIST Ed Pilkington
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THE INSANITY OF U.S. GUN LAWS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: Guantanamo
Bay Hunger Strikers
'Treated Like Animals'

RealVideoApr. 30, 00:02:45

"They want it as miserable as
possible to be on hunger strike.
... Sometimes they use tubes
that are larger than necessary
circumferance wise [to force
feed them]. It's really like you
would treat an animal. These
men are real people. They've
been held here for 12 years
without being charged with any
crime. They're seperated from
their families. They have no end
in sight. They are desperate.”

— Guantanamo Attorney
David Remes

FAR BENEATH CIVILIZED BEHAVIOR

The Observer, U.K.
Syrian Nerve Gas
Claims Undermined by
Eyewitness Accounts

“As questions of arms control
experts grow over evidence
that the Assad regime has used
chemical weapons on a limited
scale on several occasions, one
incident in particular has come
under scrutiny.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Beaumont

OBSERVER EDITORIAL:
We Must Not Rush to
Judge on Chemical Arms

INDEPENDENT: Sooner
or Later, We will
Have to Go Into Syria

TELEGRAPH: Al-Qaeda's
Battle for Control of Assad's
Chemical Weapons Plant


Tages Anzeiger, Switzerland
American Student
Overturns Europe's
Austerity Applecart

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“ A student named Thomas
Herndon recalculated figures
from star economists Carmen
Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff,
discovering that the pair had
committed an embarrassing
computing error. ... This
means that the supposed
scientific foundation on which
austerity has been built, has
collapsed. The '90-percent
rule' has been made obsolete.”

— COLUMNIST Philipp Lopfe

AUSTERITY POLICIES 'OBSOLETE'

GUARDIAN: Reconsider
Austerity: Rogoff, Reinhart
Should Show Remorse


Wiener Zeitung, Austria
The Brothers Tsarnaev:
Outright Insanity would
be Much Easier to Bear

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“It is possible - assuming the
brothers are the culprits -
that their actions were the
result of insanity. In this case
the tragedy would lose some
of its potential to terrify -
at least in the long term.”

— WRITER Vadim Leventhal

Daily Mail, U.K.
Boston Bombers' Defiant
Mom Launches Bizarre
Defense of 'Framed' Sons

“Zubeidat Tsarnaeva was on the
verge of hysteria when she told
a press conference on Thursday
that she does not accept that her
sons carried out Boston attacks.”

— Reporters Lydia Warren
and Louise Boyle

THE PERCEPTIONS OF A MOM IN PAIN

DER SPIEGEL: Boston Bombs Have
German Interior Minister 'Worried'


Izvestia, Russia
Self-Loathing and
the Boston Bombers

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Before embarking on an
indiscriminate killing spree,
the hero of Scorcese's Taxi
Driver
stands in front of a
mirror and threatens his
own reflection with a gun.
... the act of violence in
the case of a lone terrorist
is aimed not only at those
around him, but at himself.”

— WRITER Vadim Leventhal
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UNDERSTANDING LONE WOLVES

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
An Assault on America's
Self-Confidence, Mythology

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“These explosions were meant to be
heard around the world - and their
full impact to develop psychologically.
Now, with a single blow, America has
been thrown back to the traumatic
period of slavery and fear, a period
that Obama had hoped to overcome.”

— COLUMNIST Stefan Kornelius

A WELL THOUGHT-OUT ASSAULT?

Daily Mail, U.K.
Capture of Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev in Pictures

“'We got him!' Fugitive
'bomber' captured ALIVE
after he was found hiding
inside a BOAT in backyard
of Boston home. Cops use
flash-bang grenades and
gas to flush out Tsarnev.”

— REPORTERS Louise Boyle,
James Nye, Simon Tomlinson,
and Jill Reilly

BOMBER SUSPECT CAUGHT ALIVE

GUARDIAN: Chechnya and
Boston Bombings: Link, If True,
Would be Unprecedented

GUARDIAN: Chechen Leader:
'The Roots of Evil Must be
Searched for in America'

ECONOMIST: Boston Bombings
- Immigration and Terror


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Father of Brothers
Accussed of Boston Attack
'Sure' Sons are Innocent

RealVideoApr. 19, 00:06:33

"What I can say is - I am really sure,
I am like 100 percent sure - this is
a set up. My two sons ... neither of
them have ever talked about what
they are saying now. My younger
sons was raised in America since he
was eight. My older son got into
religious politics five years ago.
He never talked about any jihad.”

— --Zubeidat Tsarneva, Mother
of Boston Bomb Suspects

MOTHER OF SUSPECTS SPEAKS OUT

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Boston
Attacks - Suspects' Father
'Confident They're Innocent'RealVideo


The Telegraph, U.K.
House to House Search
for Boston Bomber: Live

“Live coverage after Boston police
engage in a shoot-out with heavily-
armed gunmen in Watertown
following hijacking in Cambridge.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Chris Irvine, Raf Sanchez

FACEBOOK RUSSIA: Thought to Be
Russia Facebook Page of Boston
Bomb Suspect Djohar Tsarnaev


Telegraph, U.K.
Gun Control Loss: President
Obama Really is Lame Duck

“Nobody listens to what he says
anymore, nobody is interested in
winning his approval and nobody
much cares if Obama thinks they
have 'let the country down.”

— COLUMNIST Tim Stanley

TELEGRAPH: Boston Bombs Show
How Internet Turned Kitchen
Utensils into Weapons of Terror

BBC NEWS: Boston Bombings:
Muslim Americans Await Bomber's ID

BBC NEWS: Obama,
America's 'Mourner in Chief'


FAZ, Germany
We Get Knocked Down,
But Get Back Up Again

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Without question, marathons
will be better secured in the
future. But whether a terrorist
strikes doesn't only depend on
the police. It also depends on
how people react. The 78-year-
old Bill Iffrig symbolizes the
irrationality of sport, which can
triumph even amidst terrorism.”

— COLUMNIST Michael Reinsch
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DRIVE TO FINISH - NO MATTER WHAT

Polityka, Poland
Anonymous Attacks
and Vain Hopes for
'Absolute Security'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Murderers always
find a weapon. It is
impossible to establish
absolute security
in any community.”

— COLUMNIST
Marek Ostrowski

THE SEARCH FOR SECURITY

Der Spiegel, Germany
Show of Solidarity: Europe
Outraged by Boston Attack

“European leaders offered their
condolences to the victims of the
Boston Marathon attack, expressing
widespread outrage at the attacks.”

— Der Spiegel News Item

REVULSION ACROSS EUROPEAN UNION


DER SPIEGEL: Obama to Make First
Berlin Visit as President in June


Belfast Herald, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Understands
Pain, and Stands With Boston

“While they can't understand why anyone
would target their city on one of the major
public holidays of the year, they will come
to realise that the compassion, the heroism
and the bonds created among citizens and
strangers alike in the immediate aftermath
of the explosions will always overcome the
evil, the hatred and deviousness that
characterizes those who are responsible.”

— EDITORIAL, Belfast Herald

IRISH TIMES EDITORIAL: 'Dark
Forces' Behind Boston Murders
'Should Not Dictate Events'


Liberation, France
From Boston Bombings
to Guantanamo: Protecting
Freedom When it Hurts

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Nations of human rights must defend
themselves by respecting the values
that their opponents seek to defile. ...
The legitimate fight against terror
must be handled without emergency
legislation contrary to laws respecting
freedom - including those of enemies
of freedom. It is a matter of political
morality - and the only way to defeat
the terrorists.”

— COLUMNIST Francois Sergent

WHAT RIGHTS ARE DO THE KILLERS?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
After Bomb, Hysteria
is the Boston Terrorist's
Most Powerful Weapon

TERROR AIDS

“Such deeds are
senseless murders,
but they are not
terrorism as such.
What makes them
terrorist rushing in
to hand terrorists
a megaphone.”

—COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

TELEGRAPH: Boston Bombings
- 'America the Vulnerable'

GUARDIAN: Boston Explosions
Reveal Two Sides of Twitter

BBC NEWS VIDEO: Obama's
Cautious Approach on Boston


Daily Mail, U.K.
'Murdered at the Marathon'

“I saw at least six people down next
to me. They protected me from the
the blast. One lady expired. One
gentleman lost both his (lower) limbs.
Most injuries were lower extremities.”

— Dr. Allan Panter,
Witness to the Bostin Bombings

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED: Security
at London Marathon to be
Reviewed After Boston Attack

TELEGRAPH: After Boston
Blasts, Relatives of British
Runners Wait for News

GUARDIAN UNLIMITED: Boston
Marathon is Oldest in the World


L'Express, France
Thatcher and Reagan:
Pushed Globalization and
Erroneous Deregulation

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Thatcher and Reagan deified the
market. Because, according to
them, it would have the benefit
of never derailing since - miracle
of miracles - it regulates itself! ”

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde
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MISTAKEN ABOUT THE MARKETS?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Afghanistan: NATO
Now Committing
Bald-Faced 'Murder'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“This is no game. Truth
be told, it is murder.
Because a senseless war
can be called nothing
but murder. ... But
apparently, that is not a
concern of Americans.”

— COLUMNIST
Jakob Augstein
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TIME TO END THE KILLING?

L'Express, France
Guns in America:
A 'Political Fiasco'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The assault weapons ban
- the type of semi-automatic
rifle used so infamously in
Newtown - was jettisoned
last month. The complexity
of the bill, in particular when
it comes to the designation
of 'assault weapons,' and
industry pressure, for whom
these toys, so similar to
military M16s, are a cash cow
to be milked, contributed
along with the NRA to this
alarming political retreat.”

— COLUMNIST Philippe Coste
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WILL CONGRESS DO SOMETHING?

Financial Times, U.K.
European Commission
Rules Google Favors
its Own Search Results

“Alongside widely expected
concessions to more clearly
label Google’s own services,
the U.S. group will also need
to offer solutions that give
more prominence to rival
specialist search services.”

— CORESSPONDENTS Alex Barker
and Bede McCarthy

Express, U.K.
China Warns it Will Not
Allow War on its Doorstep;
Even Iran calls for Calm

“North Korea has been condemned
by both China and Iran after the
reclusive state issued a catalog of
alarming threats against South
Korea, Japan and the United States.”

— REPORTER Charlotte Merideth

EXPRESS: Yokahama Mistakenly
Tweets North Fired Missile


FAZ, Germany
Global Arms Pact
is Little Threat to
Industry of Death

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The state of our cursed
globe in 2013 warrants
no expectation of a quick
end to the billion-dollar
business of supplying
instruments of death to
oppressive regimes.”

— COLUMNIST
Andreas Ross
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WHO SELLS WHAT TO WHOM?

Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
Steve Jobs and Biblical Job:
Paradigms for Management

TRANSLATED FROM FINNISH

“After his death, Jobs became a test
for business leaders as severe as the
biblical Book of Job is for committed
believers. ... According to the Book
of Job, God is a tyrant who gave
Satan a free hand to test Job.”

— COLUMNIST Jaakko Lyytinen
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JOBS: GOOD MANAGER OR ANOMOLY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Mikhail Gorbachev: 'The
Margaret Thatcher I Knew'

“I said to Margaret that I had no
instructions from the Politburo
to get her to join the Communist
Party of the Soviet Union.
... She broke into laughter.”

— Former Soviet Leader
Mikhail Gorbachev
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THATCHER: A WORLD TRANSFORMED

TELEGRAPH: To Americans,
Thatcher Stood for Free
Markets and Free People

GUARDIAN: Thatcher and Reagan
were the 'Katherine Hepburn and
Spencer Tracy' of World Politics

GUARDIAN: Thatcher and Reagan
Remade Conservatism and West


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Margaret Thatcher, a
Political Phenomenon

“She was the first woman voted
to lead a major Western power;
the longest serving British prime
minister in 150 years; the most
dominant and the most divisive
force in British politics in the
second half of the 20th century.
She was also a global figure, a
star in America, a heroine in the
once Soviet republics of central
Europe, and a point of reference
for leaders and politicians in
France, Spain, Germany and Italy.”

— COLUMNIST Anne Perkins
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MARGARET THATCHER DEAD AT 87

RealVideoVIDEO OBITUARY: The Death of
Margaret Thatcher (Guardian, U.K.)


ECONOMIST: Margaret Thatcher
was a 'Cut Above the Rest
'
TELEGRAPH: Thatcher was
Champion of Freedom for
Workers, Nations and World


Le Temps, Switzerland
B-2s to Korea: Russia
and China 'Are Not
Wrong' to Be Worried

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Within hours, the United
States is capable of destroying
the military of their enemy.
The message of the B-2s is
addressed as much to Beijing
as it is to Pyongyang. China is
indeed the main challenger to
the Pax Americana. Its rise -
and not Pyongyang's arsenal -
is the main source of concern
for neighboring countries. ...
The Russians and Chinese aren't
wrong to warn of the risk
of an uncontrollable spiral.”

— COLUMNIST Frederic Koller
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SENDING SHIVERS; RAISING HACKLES

FAZ, Germany
Does New Development
Minister Explain North
Korea's Verbal Barrage?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Assuming that the military sees
this as a threat to its hitherto
unchallenged leadership, the war
rhetoric might make some sense.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Sturm
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ALL ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Anti-Drone Hoodie
Helps Beat Big Brother

“It's what I call anti-drone. ...
That's the sentiment. The
material in the anti-drone
clothing is made of silver,
which is reflective to heat
and makes the wearer
invisible to thermal imaging.”

— FASION DESIGNER
Adam Harvey
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ANTI-DRONE FASHION ARRIVES

Polityka, Poland
Brought to a Rapid Boil:
North Korea Threatens
Attack on United States

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The more dogged the regime
becomes, the more grotesque
the impression it makes. Must
we take such buffoonery
seriously? Unfortunately, we
must. Nothing mobilizes people
better than a powerful enemy
- the same enemy that has been
there for decades. That is why
the regime must gradually raise
the tension to prevent the nation
from losing fear of the enemy.”

— COLUMNIST Jedrzej Winiecki
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KIM JONG-UN: MAGNIFYING THREATS

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
President Ronald Reagan:
the 'Last Political Cowboy'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“If Reagan knew that weapons can
bring peace - particularly in the
hands of the 'good' cowboy - he also
knew that government should stay
away from the ranch. Reagan left
behind a model of capitalism that
promises prosperity for all, as well
as a handful of catchy witticisms and
scenes worthy of a good western.”

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Max Kolonko
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REAGAN: FROM STAR WARS TO TAX CUTS

The Telegraph, U.K.
Dionne Warwick:
Dizzying Downfall
of a Bankrupt Diva

“As one of the top singers
of the last century declares
bankruptcy, Jacqui Goddard
investigates how a star once
earning $100,000 a month
could be down to $1,000.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Jacqui Goddard
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WEALTH AND IRRESPONSIBILITY


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Iranian-Pakistan Gas Link
Puts Gains in Pipeline for
Zardari and Ahmadinejad

“Gas pipeline offers Tehran a way
out of isolation enforced by West's
sanctions, while Islamabad can
thumb its nose at the United States.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

The Telegraph, U.K.
U.S. Warns North Korea
of Increased Isolation if
Threats Escalate Further

“After Kim Jong-un declared that
rockets were ready to be fired at
U.S. bases in the Pacific - a reply
to the U.S. flying two B2 stealth
bombers to the Korean Peninsula
– the White House blamed North
Korea for the rise in tensions.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ewen MacAskill

BBC NEWS, U.K.: Russian Foreign
Minister Fears Spiral in Tensions

GUARDIAN: North Korea Threatens
Attack on U.S.: What Happens Next?


Le Monde, France
America's Iraq Legacy:
Rambo Today, and the
Terminator Tomorrow?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It is particularly worrisome
to see a day approaching when
Russia and China assume the
same privileges as the United
States. ... The Terminator is
not far off. We could soon see
fully autonomous robots, or
drones, capable of deciding
when to conduct a strike.”

— COLUMNIST Marc-Olivier Bherer

EARTH: A PLANET OF DRONES?

Russia Today, Russia
'Monsanto Protection
Act' Slips Quietly through
the American Congress

“the provision’s success is viewed
by many as a victory by companies
like Syngenta, Cargill, Monsanto
and affiliated PACs that have
donated $7.5 million to members
of Congress since 2009, and
$372,000 to members of the
Senate Appropriations Committee.”

— Russia Today News Item

Polityka, Poland
Obama in Israel: No Fuel for
His Limo, or for Peace Talks

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“When the president's armored limo
rolled out of a plane at Ben Gurion
Airport, it turned out that it couldn't
move: someone by mistake fueled it
with diesel instead of gas. Similarly,
despite Obama's assertions that
Palestinians have a right to their own
fatherland, there is no indication they
will have one anytime soon. As of now,
neither is there fuel for peace talks.”

— COLUMNIST Roman Frister

WILL WORDS BE FOLLOWED BY ACTION?

Die Welt, Germany
Obama in Israel: Small
Miracles Do Happen

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“President Obama's words
were kind and comforting,
especially when he spoke to
Israeli youth. Yes - they
were comforting for a society
whose every deed and action
is watched by a self-righteous
global public that sets too
high a bar. ... And then
Obama pulled off a coup.”

— COLUMNIST Andrea Seibel
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DIPLOMATIC WATER INTO WINE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Google's Eric Schmidt
Warns of China Attempt
to Control the Internet

“You take notes as a journalists
and you write those down – but
where do those notes go? You
don't have to answer for the
Guardian, but how would you
feel if the Chinese hacked into
The New York Times and gone
into all of its servers. How would
you feel if you were a Chinese
dissident? You'd be worried.”

— GOOGLE CEO Eric Schmidt

CHINA: CRACKDOWNS ABROAD

TELEGRAPH: Apple Plans iPhone
that Always Lands on its Feet


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Shows 'Emotional
and Political Intelligence'
with Jerusalem Address

“Obama pulled off quite a trick
- appealing to ordinary Israelis
over the heads of their political
leaders and cleverly borrowing
a line from their national anthem
to explain why Palestinians also
deserve to be 'free people in
their own land' - in Palestine.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ian Black

PLAUDITS FROM GREAT BRITAIN

RealVideoVIDEO: Obama in Israel Presses
'Restart' Button (Economist, U.K.)


ECONOMIST: Obama in
Israel: A 'Corker of a Speech'

THE TELEGRAPH: 'Most Palestinians
Hate Obama'; U.S. President Gets
'Heated' Reception in West Bank

GUARDIAN: Obama Copters in;
Skips West Bank Daily Grind


Le Monde, France
Obsequies for Chavez were
Just a Warm-Up for Fidel's

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Revolutionary romanticism often
fueled conflict during the Cold War,
in which America opposed the
allies of Soviet communism. ... In
this sense, the obsequies for Chavez
were just a general rehearsal for the
chorus of lamentation that in some
circles, Fidel Castro's inevitable
disappearance are bound to bring.”

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

PREPARING FOR FUNERAL OF THE CENTURY?

BBC News, U.K.
VIDEO: Children of the
Palestinians Say that
Obama Let them Down

RealVideoMar. 20. 00:02:36

"President Obama might not
like what they have to say.”

— CORRESPONDENT Jon Donnison

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES ...

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
LIVE COVERAGE: Barack
Obama Arrives in Israel

•Both leaders wear matching
Israeli-blue neck ties
• Topics: Palestinian territories,
Iran and Syria
• Netanyahu warns of 'enormous
threats' in the region

— GUARDIAN UNLIMITED
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LET THE DIPLOMATIC GAMES BEGIN!

Le Monde, France
American Philanthropy
is a Lesson for Europe

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“ It remains for the super-rich
to atone for what is due to good
fortune at least as much as to
their extraordinary talents. ...
These philanthropic gestures are
not enough to make super-rich
Americans admired, but they do
make them a bit more bearable.”

— ESSAYIST Guy Sorman

CARNEGIE'S LESSON FOR EUROPE

The Independent, U.K.
Defense Ministry Admits
'Afghan War Unwinnable'

“British soldiers in Afghanistan are
part of a campaign that attempted
to 'impose an ideology foreign to
the Afghan people' which was
'unwinnable', says a damning
report by the Ministry of Defense.”

— REPOTER Richard Cookson
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WESTERN ERROR-PAIN FOR AFGHANS

The Telegraph, U.K.
Obama to Dine with
First Black Ms. Israel;
Snubs Settler Students

“Mr. Obama's desire to meet
Ms. Awnay is in stark contrast
to a snub delivered to Israel's
only settlement university,
Ariel, in the West Bank. ...
Student representatives from
the university have been
pointedly excluded from the
president's keynote speech.”

— CORRESPONDENT Robert Tait

POLITICS OF THE HOLY LAND

TELEGRAPH: Obama to be
Limited to Strict Kosher Diet
on Passover Visit to Israel


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Tariq Ali: Hugo
Chavez and Me

LEFT LIONS

“The late president
will be remembered
by his supporters as
a lover of literature,
a fiery speaker and a
man who fought for
his people and won.”

—COLUMNIST Tariq Ali

THE SPECTATOR: 'Hugo
Chavez Dies. Pillocks Mourn'


Sky News, U.K.
For Aurora Shooter,
Insanity Plea Could
Mean 'Truth Serum'

“If he does, the judge has
ruled, he might have to
submit to a 'narco analytic
interview.' A narcoanalytic
interview is a decades-old
process in which patients
are given drugs to lower
their inhibition.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Greg Milam

HOLMES: PROVING HIS INSANITY

The Telegraph U.K.
How Vatican Conclave
Could Choose the
First Superpower Pope

“When the 115 cardinals from
around the world parade into
the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday
to elect a new Pope, a once
unthinkable scenario will
overshadow their deliberations
– a pontiff from North America.”

— CORRESPONDENT Nick Squires
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IS IT TIME FOR AN AMERICAN POPE?

CATHOLIC HERALD: Is it
Time for an American Pope?

TELEGRAPH: Donald Wuerl:
America's Candidate for Pope?

GUARDIAN, U.K.: Pope Benedict's
Farewell is Lesson is one that
Americans Should Heed

THE SPECTATOR: A New
York Pontiff? Why I'm Betting
on Cardinal Timothy Dolan


Le Figaro, France
Romney and the GOP:
'The Loser Syndrome'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Today the Republicans have
lost all sense of who they are,
of their core values, and out
of the anger that possesses
them, blaming everyone but
themselves for their losses.
And Romnet laments that
minorities and young people
didn't hear his message. He
should have begun by not
showing he despises them.”

— COLUMNIST
Jean-Sebastien Stehli

MYSTERY OF NOT KNOWING WHY

Financial Times, U.K.
Iraq War: A Display of
Declining U.S. Power

“The only winners were
the forces the coalition of
the willing sought to defeat.”

— COLUMNIST David Gardner
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BUSH-BLAIR WRECKING CREW

Handelsblatt, Germany
Why U.S. Dollar Will Remain
Key Global Reserve Currency

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“What currency in the immediate
future could replace the dollar as
the reserve currency? The euro,
the yen, and the yuan, at least,
don't come into consideration,
nor does any other currency.”

— COLUMNIST Herbert Walter

THINK DOLLAR IS ON THE WAY OUT?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Death of Chavez Brings
Chance of Fresh Start for
U.S. and Latin America

“Hugo Chavez' departure furnishes
Barack Obama with an opportunity
to repair U.S. ties with Venezuela,
but also with other Latin American
states. In particular, the change of
leadership in Caracas could unlock
the eternal deadlock over Cuba.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Pentagon Probes Link
Between U.S. Military
and Iraq Torture Lairs

“The allegations, made by U.S.
and Iraqi witnesses, implicate
U.S. advisers for the first time.
It is also the first time that Gen.
David Petraeus has been linked
through counsel - to the abuses.”

— CORRESPONDENTS Ewen
MacAskill, Mona Mahmood

Novosti, Russia
With Chavez' Death,
Communist Chief Sees
a U.S. 'Cancer' Plot

“How did six Latin American
leaders that had criticized U.S.
policies and tried to create an
alliance for more independent
and sovereign states, fall with
the same disease simultaneously?”

— COMMUNIST PARTY CHIEF
Gennady Zyuganov
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CAN CANCER BE 'CONTRACTED'?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Biden Assures AIPAC:
'Obama is Not Bluffing'
Over Iranian Threat

“The president of the United
States cannot, and does not,
bluff. President Barack Obama
is not bluffing. Israel's security
is in our naked self-interest,
beyond the moral impertive.”

— VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden

DOTH BIDEN PROTEST TOO MUCH?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Oscars Show America
Got its Groove Back

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“America once again needs to
believe in itself. As Michelle
Obama said during the Oscar
ceremony, cinema has always
guided the United States.”

— COLUMNIST
Barbara Hollender
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AFFLEK VS. KHOMEINI - ON FILM

Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Switzerland
Europeans Clean Up - and
Weigh in - at 2013 Oscars

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“European audiences watch the
Oscars with greater interest than
ever, because they are now better
able to enter the discussion. In the
past, most American films being
honored hadn't yet been shown in
Europe theaters, so viewers did
not have a chance to understand the
nominees. Now there are virtually
no movies that haven't been shown
in our theaters before the awards.”

— COLUMNIST Susanne Ostwald

EUROPE BRINGS HOLLYWOOD SUCCESS

Regiao de Leiria, Portugal
Racism and the 'Obama' Pope
TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“What will happen when this possible
Pope, Peter Turkson, visits Portugal?
Where will this subtle racism that the
U.N. says exists in Portugal be hidden?
And the marketing campaigns by the
Vatican? I can already predict a collage
with the U.S. president. Posters at the
Vatican - Photoshop presentations with
the face of Obama in the white robe
of the Pope - and vice-versa. The
Vatican Obama will be an international
superstar - and I can hardly wait.”

— COLUMNIST Catarina Gomes
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HAS THE TIME COME FOR BLACK PONTIFF?

The Telegraph, U.K.
U.S.S. Harry Truman Carrier
on the Front Line of Obama's
Battle Against U.S. Congress

“The Truman's nuclear-fueled might
is shackled by a rancorous new fight
between President Obama and his
Republican foes. The two sides are
locked into an apparently endless
fiscal confrontation over radically
different political philosophies
on the very role of government.”

— CORRESPONDENT Philip Sherwell

HARRY TRUMAN: WHICH WAY TO TURN?

Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
John Kerry: Hopes for Recasting
Europe's Image in American Eyes

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Thanks to his personal interest and
experiences, Kerry can help clear up
some common misconceptions. Many
in the United States overestimate the
importance of Asia and underestimate
that of Europe. ... Kerry makes his
inaugural visit at a time that presents
an opportunity to reshape America's
images of both Asia and Europe.”

— COLUMNIST Christoph von Marschall
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CAN KERRY BOOST TRANSATLANTIC TIES?

Le Monde Diplomatique, France
Iraq Ten Years On:
The New Normal

“Prime Minister Nouri
al-Maliki's detractors
have been growing as
he has accumulated
powers. ... the prime
minister finds himself
surprisingly isolated.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Harling

The Telegraph, U.K.
Manning's Sacrifice
of Liberty Will Not Have
Been Made in Vain

“Bradley Manning faces spending
the rest of his life in jail. It is not
a sacrifice that should be made in
vain. The fight for accountable,
open global diplomacy must be
stepped up in response. The U.S.
military may lock away Manning,
possibly for good. But whatever
the verdict, for millions, he
has already been vindicated.”

— CORRESPONDENT Owen Jones

WAS MANNING'S A WORTHY CAUSE?

Handelsblatt, Germany
Nike's Front Men: 'Just Stop It!'
TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“In the case of Tiger Woods, caught having
unappetizing extramarital adventures, Nike
wasn't so fast to separate itself. ... Nike's
relationship with Lance Armstrong, seven-
time winner of the Tour de France, also
lasted a long while. Too long, many thought.
... But in the case of Pistorius, this is the
first time a disabled athlete has inspired a
wide audience. ... Experts advise, before
launching an ad campaign featuring a star,
to play through many scenarios - including
the worst-case ones. Then, in the event,
one can faster and more ably respond.”

— COLUMNIST Tobias Mandelartz

HANDLING MISBEHAVING SPORTS STARS

Italia Chiama Italia, Italy
Mr. Obama's Social-Democrat
Middle Way is E.U.'s 'Way Out'

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“Obama is a Europe-style social democrat,
not a revolutionary. ... There is a lot of
talk about economic recovery in 2013.
But if there is any, it will be in America,
not in Italy, nor in Spain, nor in any other
European country which is now at risk.”

— COLUMNIST Ennio Caretto
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WHAT BARACK OBAMA IS - AND IS NOT

Der Spiegel, Germany
Reprieve for Google and
Bing: Berlin Waters Down
Search Engine Legislation

“When the 'Leistungschutzrecht'
ancillary copyright law is sent to
the Bundestag for approval Friday,
where it is likely to pass, Google
will have less to fear the future.”

— DER SPIEGEL News Item

GOOGLE: OFF THE HOOK IN GERMANY?

DER SPIEGEL: European Activists
Could Thwart U.S.-E.U. Trade Deal


The Telegraph, U.K.
U.S. Prosecutors to Call
Osama-Raid Navy Seal to
Testify Against Manning

“U.S. prosecutors are seeking
to prove that al-Qaeda directly
benefitted from access to the
classified files Bradley Manning
leaked to Assange's WikiLeaks.”

— CORRESPONDENT Raf Sanchez

The Telegraph, U.K.
Obama's 'New Head Boy'

“John Kerry's relationship with
Bashar al-Assad, cultivated on
visits to Damascus in the years
prior to the regime's bloody
crackdown, will give European
leaders hope that he might help
break the deadlock, potentially
even constructing an exit deal
for the embattled Syrian leader.”

— REPORTERS
Peter Foster, Jon Swaine

SECRETARY KERRY IN BRITAIN

RealVideoVIDEO: John Kerry 'Lost' in London
Zoo During Childhood Trip (BBC News, U.K.)


RealVideoVIDEO: Kerry in London for talks
with Cameron and Hague (BBC News, U.K.)


RealVideoVIDEO: Secretary of State John
Kerry: 'Assad has to go' (BBC News, U.K.)


THE TELEGRAPH: Kerry Dissapoints
on Falkland Islands Question

THE TELEGRAPH: Even if
Iran Gets the Bomb, it Won't
be Worth Going to War

ECONOMIST: Defense Cuts and the
Sequestor: The Enemy Within


Alfahir, Hungary
Turkey Shows 'How to Treat
Your American Ambassador'

TRANSLATED FROM HUNGARIAN

“There's no counting the number of
times Hungary has been kicked in the
pants by the French administration,
the German Bundestag, the European
Union, Washington, and its place in
Budapest, i.e.: the local American
Embassy. ... On Wednesday, Turkey
provided a worthy example of how to
honorably rebut censure from abroad.”

— EDITORIAL, Alfahir

HOW TO GET THE BEST OF GOOD OLD U.S.

Die Zeit, Germany
Unwarranted Pessimism
Over Leaving Afghanistan

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Many Taliban have always said
that they took up their arms to
fight the occupiers and drive
them out of the country. It is
possible that now, many Taliban
will lay down their arms since
they have succeeded in achieving
what they set out to do.”

— COLUMNIST Ulrich Ladurner

WILL PEACE COME TO AFGHANISTAN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Oscars 'Snub' British
Director Michael Winner

“Oscar's 'In Memoriam' segment
fails to include winner, despite
his prolific Hollywood career.”

— COLUMNIST Andrew Pulver

BRITISH ANGST AT OVERSIGHT

Die Zeit, Germany
German Amazon Should
Not Be Boycotted ...
It Should Be Broken Up!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Even in a free market economy,
the rules should be designed to
prevent an online quasi-monopoly
like Amazon from rising up in the
first place. Or at least, to break
them up when they do rise up.”

— COLUMNIST Maximilian Probst

AMAZON: TOO BIG TO LEAVE ALONE?

Corriere Del Ticino, Switzerland
Infused with New Confidence,
Obama Takes No Prisoners

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“His re-election for a second term has
infused Obama with confidence. In less
than four years, the president leaves
the White House. He could from now
on adopt the gait of a lame duck. After
all, he never has to win the consent of
the voters again. ... But his agenda is
ambitious, and Obama will defend it
with the air of one who has decided
to attack and is able to look beyond
the narrow politics of the moment.”

— COLUMNIST Gerardo Morina

GIRDED FOR BATTLE IN 2013 AND BEYOND

Der Spiegel, Germany
Early Years of America
an 'Attractive Precedent'
for
the Europe of Today

“After the War of Independence,
the United States looked a lot like
the euro zone, with some states
crippled by debt. In the end, under
a proposal by Alexander Hamilton,
the federal government assumed
all the debt, thus securing the
country's creditworthiness.”

— COLUMNIST Christian Reiermann

HAMILTON: A GUIDE FOR EUROPE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
With 30 Minutes to Go,
Georgia Death Row
Inmate Granted a Stay

“Warren Hill, a mentally disabled
prisoner, has been spared the
death chamber 30 minutes before
he was due to be executed by
lethal injection in Georgia, despite
a U.S. Supreme Court ban on
executions of learning disabled.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

IS THIS JUSTICE OR BARBARITY?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
China's Patience with
North Korea Wears Thin
after Latest Nuke Test

“China summoned the North
Korea envoy and delivered a
stern protest, and the foreign
ministry called for calm and
denuclearization talks. But it
stopped short of the harsh
criticism it unleashed in 2006
when it described the North's
first nuclear test as 'brazen.'”

— CORRESPONDENT
Tania Branigan

PYONGYANG COURTS ISOLATION

The Telegraph, U.K.
Iranian Commander
Assassinated in Syria

“He died at the hands of
mercenaries and backers
of the Zionist regime.”

— Hezbullah Spokesman
Ramezan Sherif

The Telegraph, U.K.
North Korea Nuke
Crisis 'Explodes'

“The only realistic chance
of heading off a potentially
disastrous confrontation
lies with officials in China.”

— EDITORIAL, Telegraph

PANIC OVER PYONGYANG?

INDEPENDENT EDITORIAL:
Pyongyang Throws Guantlet
Down for China's Leaders


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's State of the
Union: 'Fair Enough
... but Forgettable'

BORING SOUL

“As a speech, it was
lousy. ... Too dull for
a campaign speech,
and too partisan for
patriotic fanfare, it
fell somewhere in
between and it
landed with a thud.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

The Guardian, U.K.
Does Obama's 'Single-Digit'
Civilian Death Claim Stand
Up to Close Examination?

“Most of the evidence suggests
the White House's assertion is
inaccurate – but hard data on
drones is difficult to come by.”

— CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

BRENNAN: DEFENDING USE OF DRONES

The New Statesman, U.K.
Jemima Khan on Julian
Assange: The Wikileaks
Founder Alienated Allies

“WikiLeaks – the mission of which
is 'to produce a more just society
based upon truth' – has been guilty
of the same misinformation and
obfuscation as those it sought to
expose, while its supporters are
expected to follow, unquestioningly,
in blinkered, cultish devotion.”

— WIKILEAKS SUPPORTER
Jemima Khan

JEMIMA: FAME RUINED ASSANGE

Tercera Informacion, Spain
CELAC: 'The Big Loser is the
U.S.; the Big Winner is Cuba'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“One of the biggest winners in these
summits is undoubtedly Cuba, which is
represented by General Raul Castro.
The idea that Castro has reached the
presidency of an organization which
encompasses all of Latin America and
the Caribbean is something truly
unexpected and exceptional. ...”

— Former Nicaragua
Vice President Jaime Morales Carazo

CASTRO: PRESIDENT OF LATIN AMERICA?

Liberation, France
French Foreign Policy
... a la George W. Bush

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“This is a preventative strike
designed to prevent fresh
aggressions. That is the theory.
... Is the seizure of power by
Islamists really a 'threat to
Europe,' according to the
formulation of Angela Merkel?
If it is, then why is France
the only country intervening?”

— PHILOSOPHER Tzvetan Todorov

ARE FRENCH NEOCONS IN CHARGE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Mali Conflict: African and
Western States Pledge $450
Million for Military Force

“The African-led support mission in
Mali has already seen troops arriving
from several countries including
Nigeria, and is expected to take over
operations from France. But the
needs of the sudden and laborious
mission have mushroomed and the
budget is likely to be $960 million.”

— REPORTERS Angelique Chrisafis
and Ian Traynor

SOLDIERS FROM CHAD ON THE GROUND

Le Figaro, France
France Alone in Mali;
Allies in Hiding Behind
U.S. and U.K. Inaction

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“If America had entered the
dance, the situation would
have been quite different,
especially in London. But Mr.
Obama doesn't want the U.S.
in a new war. ... The result:
many nations that generally
align with the U.S. found in
its absence of 'leadership' one
more reason to do nothing.”

— COLUMNIST Pierre Rousselin

Le Monde, France
U.S. Migration Plans
Set Example for French
Politicians to Follow

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Even if France has long played
a comparable role in Europe as
a place of refuge and hope for
migrants, the realistic change of
heart by U.S. Republicans should
by food for thought for French.”

— EDITORIAL, Le Monde

News, Switzerland
U.S. Death Star Petition a
Foretaste of 'Spamocracy'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“These petitions serve as an example
of what might occur in a purely online
democracy. While the opportunity to
address legitimate political interests in
a more cost-effective manner would
of course be fantastic, the risk of 'Death
Star' initiatives would become a regular
nuisance. ... Online democracy has the
same disadvantages as spam emails.”

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

A WASTE OF TIME FOR BUREAUCRACY?

Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy
Making Sense of the West's
Pointless Reliance on War

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“The more we have become aware
of the insufficient effectiveness of
the military instrument, the more
we have relied on it, partly because
the circumstances have allowed us
to do so by virtue of our extreme
logistical and technical superiority,
and partly because in the absence
of political superiority as extreme,
we haven't known what else to do.”

— COLUMNIST Vittorio Emanuele Pars

IS FORCE THE WEST'S ONLY RESPONSE?


Rceczpospolita, Poland
Obama Must Be Told: Europe
is Just as Important as Asia

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“One might even suggest that Obama
profit from the program of his rival
Romney. Someone should put it to
him that the Old Continent is no less
important than Asia. ... But is there
anyone who can do it? Will European
Union politicians muster the courage?
Unfortunately, this is quite unlikely.”

— COLUMNIST Piotr Koscinski

WAS ROMNEY RIGHT ABOUT EUROPE?

Zurichsee-Zeitung, Switzerland
American No More: Tina
Turner to Become Swiss

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Today, the Zurichsee-Zeitung
can report that the naturalization
of the most famous rock singer
of all time will be made public
with an official announcement by
the municipality of Kusnacht. ...
Her interview with responsible
representatives was conducted in
German, and she continues to
take German lessons. Tina
feels quite at home in the region.”

— REPORTER Christian Dietz Saluz

La Stampa, Italy
Second Term Trials will Show
Mettle of 'Enigmatic' Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“The dossier on Obama's table pertains
to the U.S. fiscal crisis, relations with
China, the control of weapons of war
on the U.S. market, and immigration
reform. ... An American fiscal collapse
and strategic conflict with China would
be more than enough fill the second
term of any United States president.”

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

OBAMA: BESET BY DAUNTING OBSTACLES

De Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Betting on Barack Obama to
Quickly Show His Greatness

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“When you're the only man on earth
mightier than Angela Merkel, and the
most promise-laden president ever,
one has to measure the time left to
fulfill such high expectations within
months. ... An American president
during his first term is concerned
mostly with securing a second, and of
his second four years, he has about 23
months to grow into a great president
- or a failure. To be very well aware
of that, and to come out with a speech
like Obama's on Monday: one has to be
a tough cookie and huge optimist, too.”

— COLUMNIST Bert Wagendorp

OBAMA EXPIRATION DATE CLOSES IN FAST


Trouw, The Netherlands
Lance Armstrong and
Diederik Stapel: Laying
Waste to Postmodernism

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“In recent years, postmodernism
has instilled in us that there is no
such thing as truth. The concept
is thought to be a leftover from
the Enlightenment. So logically,
it is difficult to accuse someone
of lying, deceit or fraudulent
behavior. If a concept has lost
its right to exist, it is no longer
possible to violate it. Without
the truth, there are no lies.”

— COLUMNIST Andreas Ruesch

IS IT EVEN POSSIBLE TO TELL A LIE?

Le Temps, Switzerland
Armstrong is Lucky
He's Not a European

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“America is not Europe.
With a great evangelical
Christian tradition, it
views things with equal
intensity, but forgives
more easily. It is less
likely to bear grudges.
It's no coincidence that
America is described as
the 'land of 2nd chances.'”

— COLUMNIST
Stephane Bussard

WILL AMERICANS FORGIVE?


The Telegraph, U.K.
Eric Schmidt Daughter
Lifts the Lid on Visit to
'Strange' North Korea

“One problem: No one was
actually doing anything. A
few scrolled or clicked, but
the rest just stared. More
disturbing: when our group
walked in, not one of them
looked up from their desks.
Not heads turned, no eye
contact, and no reaction to
stimuli ... They might as
well have been figurines.”

— Sophie Schmidt, Daughter
of Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Le Figaro, France
Obama Version II Ready
to 'Return Blow for Blow!'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The program for Barack Obama's
second term will be put forward in
his State of the Union speech. The
president, who always sought to
compromise with Republicans and
was guided by one objective - his
own defeat - has been replaced by
a White House resident determined
to return blow for blow. Finally!”

— COLUMNIST Jean-Sebastien Stehli

THE OBAMAS COME OUT FIGHTING


Belfast Telegraph, North Ireland
Obama's Toughest
Battle is Upon Him

“He must succeed with
his social initiatives like
reform of social security
and medicaire - measures
which could change the
way Americans live and
soften the devil-take-
the-hindmost mentality
which leaves so many
people so impoverished
in the richest country.”

— EDITORIAL,
Belfast Telegraph

OBAMA: MAKING IT REAL

GUARDIAN: Barack Obama Accused
of Giving Partisan Inauguration Speech

ECONOMIST: Obama 'Ready to Fight

Economist, U.K.
Barack Obama is from
the Government, and
He is Here to Help You

“Obama wants to complete the
Great Society project of such
progressive forefathers as both
Roosevelts and Lyndon Johnson,
and make it sustainable in an
America that has unprecedented
global competition. How he plans
to do that, when he must share
power with fiercely hostile
Republicans in Congress for the
foreseeable future,
is a more interesting question.”

— COMMENT, The Economist

AMBITION AND REALITY COLLIDE

Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Switzerland
Obama II: Prepare for
America's New Danger-
Averse Global Course

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“There will be no more large-
scale operations like those in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Pressure
on the Pentagon to economize
will continue to grow. Land
forces, in particular, will have
to justify their existence. Faced
with the choice of trimming
social welfare or the military
budget, President Obama will
no doubt choose the latter.”

— COLUMNIST Andreas Ruesch

A MORE SELF-ABSORBED AMERICA?

THE TELEGRAPH: Biden was
VP Obama Needed. But
he Shouldn't Run in 2016

GUARDIAN: Climate Change
Moves to Forefront in Obama's
Second Inaugural Address

TELEGRAPH: Obama Needs
to Offer Global Leadership


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Shifts to the
High Ground in Call
for Collective Action

OBAMA II

“Obama's second
address was a
better speech
than his first -
and it showed
him at his most
combative and
idealistic.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
For President Barack Obama,
al-Qaeda is Our Problem Now

ABDICATION?

“There it is: a world
made safe for U.S.
trade and economic
recovery, paid for
by the peoples who
have relied for too
long on American
military force. That,
essentially, is the
Obama foreign policy.”

—COLUMNIST Janet Daley

Guardian Unlimited, Russia
Kim Dotcom: Internet
Cult Hero Spoils for a
Fight w/U.S. Agencies

“If the U.S. government says
we are a mega-conspiracy, a
mafia that created this to be
a criminal network of pirates,
they're completely wrong ...
for them it was about shutting
it down and dealing with it
later on the fly. They are
... hacking the legal system.”

— Kim Dotcom,
Founder of Megauploads

KIM DOTCOM: PUTS IT TO THE MAN

RealVideoGUARDIAN VIDEO: Kim Dotcom
on Mega, Hollywood, the Internet
and Copyright Enforcement


Izvestia, Russia
Russia Should Expand Ban
on Adoptions By Americans
to People in Other Nations

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Russia, which is rapidly becoming
extinct, has no moral right to hand
her children over to other nations.
... Moreover, the United States is
full of orphans of its own, with
astounding numbers being cited -
around 600,000, according to
estimates from the year 2009.”

— WRITER AND POLITICIAN
Eduard Liminov

THE BATTLE OVER RUSSIAN ORPHANS