Dear Saint Jimmy,
Germany hasn't had souvereignty since over 100 years now - since before WW I. After WW II young Germans have been indoctrinated at school, in the media and by our politicians that it had been Kaiser Wilhelm and German militarism who were the foremost warmongers in Europe, who forced Europe into WW I. - Today we learn from an Australian historicist, Christopher Clark (The Sleepwalkers), that Germany didn't have the least chance to avoid WW I because they wanted that war: France, Russia, Great Britain and Serbia. Moreover, Germany didn't have the least chance to win that war - and they knew it - because they simply weren't prepared - as the French, the English, the Russians. Moreover, armament was much more effective there than in Germany. Today, everything that followed from that initial desaster - the poverty of the Weimar democracy, the election of Adolf Hitler, re-armament, WW II, the holocaust, and the complete destruction ensuing - was just a natural consequence, just as in a law of physics.
What followed after WW II: Germany became a capitalist country - the best pupil of its schoolmaster USA - idolizing the "American way of life" and their protagonists. Abandoning our own cultural heritage to replace it by a thin varnish of opportunistic mimicry. Today our government consists of a bunch of vassals listening doggishly to their master's voice from the White House.
However, whereas Russia granted unlimited souvereignty back to Germany after 1989 without the least condition (and although Russia was the country that payed the highest blood toll by the German "Feldzug") in a grand gesture, the USA are still holding tight their grip around Germany's neck, occupying our country, spying on us in our own country and dictating our foreign policy and the way we trade with our neighbors.
Even if Germany had had the courage to grant Edward Snowden political asylum (what a lot of people wanted), we would not have been capable to protect him against US detention in our own country, due to all the CIA agents and US soldateska around here.