"A German man taking his regular morning stroll was killed by an elephant who had escaped from a nearby circus, police said Saturday. The 65-year-old man was walking in the woods near Buchen, a town in southwest Germany, when the African elephant attacked him shortly after 5 a.m., police said. The 34-year-old female elephant, called “Baby,” was captured and returned to the circus."
"Germany drops inquiry into claims US tapped Merkel phone" by Melissa Eddy New York Times June 13, 2015
BERLIN — Germany’s federal prosecutor said Friday that he had dropped a formal investigation into allegations of eavesdropping on one of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphones by a US intelligence agency because of a lack of concrete evidence.
A German news report in October 2013 that the National Security Agency had tapped one of Merkel’s private mobile telephones prompted outrage among citizens already angry over previous reports of the widespread gathering of telecommunications data by United States and British intelligence services.
After coming under pressure from Parliament and the news media, the federal prosecutor, Harald Range, opened a formal investigation last June into the eavesdropping allegations.
The inquiry was largely based on a document uncovered by the news weekly Der Spiegel that suggested the United States had been listening in on the chancellor’s communications, possibly since 2002.
But Range said Friday that investigators had not been able to prove that the document was “an authentic eavesdropping order from the NSA, or another US intelligence agency,” or that it concretely showed the chancellor’s phone had been tapped.
“It was possible to determine that the telephone number listed is assigned to a mobile telephone used by the chancellor,” Range said. “The data on the document otherwise remain open to various interpretations.”
The allegations of eavesdropping by the NSA and other intelligence agencies have remained a source of conflict in trans-Atlantic relations, despite assurances from the White House that Merkel was not being spied on at the time of the report and would not be the subject of surveillance in the future — a response that pointedly omitted anything about the past.
And if you believe that....
“The vague remarks from US officials about US intelligence surveillance of the chancellor’s cellphone — i.e. ‘not any more’ — are insufficient evidence,” the prosecutor said, noting they were taken by the public as a general admission of guilt by Washington.
Attempts to obtain original documents or further details from the United States were not successful, he said, leaving German investigators to rely largely on testimony from their own intelligence services.
What, the U.S. wouldn't cooperate with they like we demand of others?
“Clarification of the suspected crime, time it took place, location and circumstances, as well as the people involved — all required in a code of criminal procedure — were not obtainable in this fashion,” the prosecutor said.
A special investigative committee of the German Parliament has been looking into the extent of the spying, which has widened to include allegations that the country’s own foreign intelligence service cooperated with allies and accusations of economic espionage by the Americans against leading German and European companies.
In other words, this is all a big pile of elephant dung as the spying continues.
Related: Germany foils suspected Boston Marathon-style attack, officials say
Sigh. Be it false flag psyops, staged and scripted crisis actors, or outright fraudulence, I'm sick of it the endless mind f***.
And speaking of such:
Document hitch delays return of bodies from Germanwings crash Lubitz Lufthansa
Families of Germanwings victims to start getting remains
11 weeks after Germanwings crash, victims’ remains sent home
And in a new development....
Crazy Pilot Crashed Plane
The rest of the propaganda is miserable and bad. Besides, it's been a long, long time since I believed the official story regarding any airplane crash. They never add up and they never make sense.
As for other elephants from the past, I'm not going to play that card now (the historical distortions are immense), but I'm sure it will make people happy in Vienna and Berlin.
NDUs: Austria and Slovakia