Luc MICHEL/ In Brief / with Libération (Paris)/ 2015 07 01/
After the political phone tapping, economic espionage!
New documents published by WikiLeaks, in partnership with Libération and Mediapart, unveil “the scale of operations by US intelligence services against French interests”. Five summary reports of the National Security Agency (NSA) show that officials and diplomats were spied between 2004 and 2012, including Pierre Moscovici and François Baroin at the time they were minister of Economy.
With the “American friend”, sponsor of the “Young leaders” (including Hollande) of the “French American Foundation” (*), France domesticated by Washington needs no enemies …
Extract from revelations of Liberation:
“An offensive strategy that appears in a secret document setting out priority objectives of the United States in the economic field. Named “France: economic developments” and dated of 2012, this note is the NSA’s doctrine on the matter It aims at collect all relevant information on French business practices, relations between Paris and the international financial institutions, the approach to issues in the G8 and G20, or major foreign contracts involving France. The latter, one of the most sensitive, is detailed in a section titled “foreign contracts -feasibility studies, negotiations “. This is to recover all the possible information on major contracts involving French companies, in particular those over 200 million dollars. Revelations that might put a damper on the negotiations around the Tafta, the free trade agreement between Europe and the United States, whose next round is scheduled for mid-July in Brussels. Most strategic sectors are targeted by the NSA: information technology, electricity, gas, oil, nuclear, transport, biotechnology, etc. All information collected is then shared with key US administrations: Department of Homeland Security, Commerce, Energy Department, intelligence agency of Defence, Federal Reserve, Treasury and even command of US forces in Europe. Never evidence of a massive economic espionage on France, orchestrated at the highest levels of the US government, had been established as clearly. “
(*) Read (in French) UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENS IN FRANCE: THE “FRENCH-AMERICAN FOUNDATION’ MATRIX OF FRENCH COLLABORATION
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