WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s open letter to the French president was not an asylum application to France, the whistleblower platform says. Paris had rejected a possible request before the clarification from WikiLeaks was released.
The French government is under the command of Washington, Alain Corvez, former adviser to French Interior Ministry, told RT following news that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been rapidly denied asylum by the Elysee Palace.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was not the only NSA target in the German government, as WikiLeaks has released a new tranche of documents containing a list of the phone numbers of German ministers and officials whose privacy was breached by the US spy agency.
Washington has been leading a policy of economic espionage against France for more than a decade by intercepting communications of the Finance minister and all corporate contracts valued at more than $200 million, according to a new WikiLeaks report.
The French justice minister said she would not be surprised if, in light of the latest revelations about the NSA spying on country’s leaders, France offers political asylums to Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, as a “symbolic gesture.”
The US seems to lack confidence in its global position so it feels the need to spy on its allies, Johanna Ross, researcher in Central and Eastern European Studies at the University of Glasgow, told RT’s In the Now.
Whistleblower group WikiLeaks has released a flurry of official documents lifting the lid on Saudi Arabia’s covert diplomatic apparatus. Not just another scandal, these revelations could bring Saudi Arabia to its knees.
The US does not have the luxury to spy on its allies, as its intelligence services cannot cope with domestic security, letting terrorists commit atrocities on US soil, NSA whistleblower Kirk Wiebe told RT.
Every new revelation about the NSA spying against its adversaries and supposed allies becomes another nail in the coffin of the “secrecy paradigm,” former CIA officer Robert David Steele, who believes intelligence could soon cease to exist, told RT.
The Gulf States were willing to pay $10 billion for the release of deposed Egyptian President Mubarak, according to the so-called 'Saudi Cables' released by WikiLeaks. The whistleblowing site has published 60,000 top-secret documents from these cables.
Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that ‘it’s just the beginning.’