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Creative ways for France to strike back at US spying include asylum to Snowden and Assange…torpedo TTIP negotiations

We are sure obedient US poodle Hollande will take issue with the US/NSA spy scandal that has hit France.

We can’t help but wonder how much dirty stuff the NSA has on Hollande to keep him in line with US policies, even to the detriment of his very own French populace.

Via Sputnik News Agency….

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks began publishing documents claiming to prove that the NSA had intercepted the communications of French President Francois Hollande and his predecessors Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac, as well as other top French officials, for six years.

“France will not tolerate any actions jeopardizing its security and defense of its interests,” the statement said.

The statement also added that Washington must adhere to the assurances it gave after the NSA’s mass surveillance was revealed in 2013.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador in Paris after it emerged that the United States was spying on French presidents, local media reported Wednesday.

France’s Socialist Party said in a statement that it was “appalled” by the US decision to systematically spy on allied governments.

“How can a country, that places individual liberties above all else, trample them under its feet?” the party’s statement said.

This latest scandal surrounding NSA surveillance follows revelations by local media in Germany in April that the country’s intelligence agency had spied on European citizens and companies for the NSA.

The recent developments followed the 2013 disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden that the US intelligence agency had been collecting data on European targets for years. Washington promised to limit its government surveillance following the revelations.

Some creative ways for France to respond to the latest “shocking” NSA spying scandal have been voiced by a variety of politicians…

Via The Local…

France to offer asylum to Snowden and Assange?

As furious French politicians continue to offer up suggestions for how France should best react to the spying scandal, the man known as the “leftist firebrand” Jean-Luc Mélenchon says Paris should offer asylum to two of America’s most wanted men.

Mélenchon says France should offer asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, currently holed up somewhere in Russia.

Mélenchon, an MEP from the Parti de Gauche also echoed Marine Le Pen’s call for an end to negotiations over the transatlantic free trade treaty (TTIP) between the US and the EU.

Marine Le Pen has an even better idea…

References:

http://www.thelocal.fr/20150624/live-us-spying-france-nsa-united-states-snowden

http://sputniknews.com/world/20150624/1023777351.html#ixzz3dzCyXao

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