All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIA’s human (“HUMINT”) and electronic (“SIGINT”) spies in the seven months leading up to France’s 2012 presidential election,” a press release from WikiLeaks states.
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.
The NSA under then President Obama hacked German Prime Minister Angela Merkel’s cell phone in 2013.
Countries spy on and try to interfere in other countries politics. If this is new to you then you simply don’t pay attention.
Do you want a REAL target for your ire about the United States playing footsie with the Russians and Putin? If you hate facts and just love hating on Trump you don’t, but for the rest of you here are some suggestions:
- Get mad at former President Obama and then Secretary of State Clinton for that stupid little red “Reset” button they gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Larov in 2009 in Geneva, Switzerland. Incidentally, it was meant to symbolize a restart/reset of US/Russian relations…the very thing Trump is being blasted for trying to aaccomplish.
- Get mad at former President Obama for that “after the election I’ll have more flexability” comment, showing his disdain for transparency.
- Get mad (again) at former Secretary of State Clinton for selling Russian interests 20% of the United States uranium reserves…You know, the stuff that is critical to making nuclear warheads.
Here’s a thought, Trump Haters: You hate Trump for just a few possible reasons. First, you get your information exclusively from media instead of doing your own research. For example, your opinion on yesterday’s press conference will be formed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, CNN, et al. If you really cared about the truth about what he said you would read the transcript and make up your own mind. It is easily available. HERE for example. (I suggest skipping the analysis. Think and analyze it for yourself.)
Second, you hate Trump because you just wake up every morning determined to hate Trump regardless of what the truth is. Screw you.