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    The thing is, we don't know how much the EU and member states knew about this before, but now that this is public, there is a political cost to be paid for looking like they're just rolling over and accepting US surveillance. How much will they stand up? It is not yet clear. They need good relations with the USA for all sorts of reasons. But the voting publics of EU member states may be quite unimpressed if they think that their leaders are not willing to stand up against this extreme level of surveillance.

    So, to make a long comment short, we'll see...

    "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

    by Lost Left Coaster on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 12:41:19 PM PDT

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