WikiLeaks Docs Expose Role of CIA Espionage in FRENCH Elections
In a devastating blow to the US propaganda machine, whoâ€™s been hellbent on pointing the finger at other countries for interfering in elections, (ahem Russia), WikiLeaks released CIA documents detailing espionage orders to infiltrateÂ all major political parties in France â€” a strong US ally.
The document, drafted in 2011 was classified SECRET//NOFORN, meaningÂ no foreign eyesÂ can view it â€” for obvious reasons. It details how analysts in CIAâ€™s 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 andÂ May 6th 2012 Presidential elections.
According to the WikiLeaks press release:
All major French political parties were targeted for infiltration by the CIAâ€™s human (â€śHUMINTâ€ť) and electronic (â€śSIGINTâ€ť) spies in the seven months leading up to Franceâ€™s 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 Sarkozyâ€™s 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 Sarkozyâ€™s private deliberations â€śon the other candidatesâ€ť as well as how he interacted with his advisors, according to the documents.
As WikiLeaks points out, Sarkozyâ€™s earlier self-identification as â€śSarkozy the Americanâ€ť 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 partiesâ€™ 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 dâ€™Ivoire; as well as information about party and candidate funding,Â according to the report.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wikileaks-releases-cia-espionage-french-elections/#oTkT3eUc8M9gkiG6.99