German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd R) speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) during the G20 summit at the ExCel centre, in east London, on April 2, 2009.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd R) speaks with U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd L) during the G20 summit at the ExCel centre, in east London, on April 2, 2009. - 
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Did the U.S. listen in on German chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone?  White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to use the past tense today, "the United States is not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications," he said. Nothing about: did not monitor. 

The statement did nothing to assuage the ill will Germans and Europeans are feeling about allegations the NSA eavesdropped all over the continent. 

But are they angry enough to do something about it?

 

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