UPDATE JUNE 24, 2015
AFTER GERMANY, FRANCE GETS TO BE OUTRAGED BY AMERICAN SPYING & BACKSTABBING
François Hollande holds emergency meeting after WikiLeaks claims US spied on three French presidents
NSA documents appear to show that American agents spied on Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande, even listening to their phone calls
It is rare that the Truth in Media would run an update to a story more than a year later. Yet that’s what the breaking news this evening calls for. Back in May 2014, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was outraged to learn that Obama’s NSA spied on her, including listening to her private cell phone conversations. Now the French president Francois Hollande has learned the same thing.
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS….
On 23 June 2015, WikiLeaks began publishing “Espionnage Élysée”, a collection of TOP SECRET intelligence reports and technical documents from the US National Security Agency (NSA) concerning targeting and signals intelligence intercepts of the communications of high-level officials from successive French governments over the last ten years.
The top secret documents derive from directly targeted NSA surveillance of the communications of French Presidents Francois Hollande (2012–present), Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–2012), and Jacques Chirac (1995–2007), as well as French cabinet ministers and the French Ambassador to the United States. The documents also contain the“selectors” from the target list, detailing the cell phone numbers of numerous officials in the Elysee up to and including the direct cell phone of the President.
The recorded conversations, which were handled by the summary services unit at the NSA, were said to reveal few state secrets but show clear evidence of the extent of American spying on countries considered allies. WikiLeaks documents suggest that other US spy targets included French cabinet ministers and the French ambassador to the United States.
FROM WIKILEAKS: https://wikileaks.org/nsa-france/
FROM THE LONDON GUARDIAN:
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SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2014
MERKEL: & OBAMA: IF LOOKS COULD KILL…
Obama tried to mend fences with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Friday, calling her “one of my closest friends on the world stage.” But German chancellor was not amused by Obama’s effort to sweep the NSA’s spying on her under the rug.
Take a look a Angela Merkel’s reaction to Obama’s comments. If looks could kill.., right?
Anyway, Merkel replied tartly that Germany still had significant differences with the United States over surveillance practices and that it was too soon to return to “business as usual.”
CLAPPER’S CLAPTRAP: NSA MAN “DOETH PROTEST TOO MUCH, METHINKS” (Oct 31, 2013)
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