WikiLeaks Docs Expose Role of CIA Espionage in FRENCH Elections
In a devastating blow to the US propaganda machine, who‚Äôs been hellbent on pointing the finger at other countries for interfering in elections, (ahem Russia), WikiLeaks released CIA documents detailing espionage orders to infiltrate¬†all major political parties in France ‚ÄĒ a strong US ally.
The document, drafted in 2011 was classified SECRET//NOFORN, meaning¬†no foreign eyes¬†can view it ‚ÄĒ for obvious reasons. It details how analysts in CIA‚Äôs Office of Russian and European Analysis (OREA) closely watched the Oct 9th and Oct 16th Socialist primaries and will be closely monitoring the April 22nd and¬†May 6th 2012 Presidential elections.
According to the WikiLeaks press release:
All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA‚Äôs human (‚ÄúHUMINT‚ÄĚ) and electronic (‚ÄúSIGINT‚ÄĚ) spies in the seven months leading up to France‚Äôs 2012 presidential election. The revelations are contained within three CIA tasking orders published today by WikiLeaks as context for its forth coming CIA Vault 7 series. Named specifically as targets are the French Socialist Party (PS), the National Front (FN) and Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) together with current President Francois Hollande, then President Nicolas Sarkozy, current round one presidential front runner Marine Le Pen, and former presidential candidates Martine Aubry and Dominique Strauss-Khan.
According to the CIA orders, the intelligence agency assessed that Sarkozy‚Äôs UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) party was not assured re-election, so they needed to act to ensure they maintained influence over the outcome.
The espionage orders tasked CIA spies with finding out Sarkozy‚Äôs private deliberations ‚Äúon the other candidates‚ÄĚ as well as how he interacted with his advisors, according to the documents.
As WikiLeaks points out, Sarkozy‚Äôs earlier self-identification as ‚ÄúSarkozy the American‚ÄĚ did not protect him from US espionage in the 2012 election or during his presidency.
The espionage campaign was vast in scope and required the spies to obtain opposition parties‚Äô strategies for the election; information on internal party dynamics and rising leaders; efforts to influence and implement political decisions; support from local government officials, government elites or business elites; views of the United States; efforts to reach out to other countries, including Germany, U.K., Libya, Israel, Palestine, Syria & Cote d‚ÄôIvoire; as well as information about party and candidate funding,¬†according to the report.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wikileaks-releases-cia-espionage-french-elections/#oTkT3eUc8M9gkiG6.99