9 European Countries Spying for NSA, Putin Says He Envies Obama Spying on Allies (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Journalist Glenn Greenwald, who originally reported on Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks in The Guardian earlier this year, recently dropped a new bombshell.

Greenwald gave more Snowden documents to the Swedish television channel SVT, which revealed that nine more countries are spying for the NSA. These countries, which the NSA calls “third party partners,” include: Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Greenwald also did an on-camera interview with SVT in which he recalled how Snowden first contacted him (video below).

According to The Copenhagen Post, at least one Danish lawmaker is upset over the revelations because it means the US is likely spying Danish citizens without their knowledge. “When you consider this along with the other revelations that have come out, which insinuate that the US systematically spies on residents throughout Europe in violation of very basic rights, then you can naturally fear that the collaboration between Denmark and the US means that Danes have been spied upon,” Danish parliamentarian Pernille Skipper told public broadcaster DR.

According to RT.com, Russian President Vladimar Putin recently expressed his envy of President Obama’s spying powers during a question-and-answer session with reporters (video below). "I envy Obama because he can spy on his allies without any consequences," said the former KGB agent. Putin also praised Snowden whom he said was working for a “noble cause, but also called the whistleblower a “curious character.” Putin said he was not sure why Snowden decided to make public the NSA’s spy program at such a young age.