The Euro Intercepts


Today, Friday 3 July 1900 CEST, WikiLeaks continues its “Euro Intercepts” series, adding to US and UK intercepts of the French and German leadership published last week.

Today’s Top Secret US intelligence intercept details intelligence gathered based on communications relayed in December 2011 between French president Nikolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a future European financial crisis. German Chancellory EU Affairs Chief Landrut was also intercepted reporting the positions of his French counterpart Presidency Secretary-General Xavier Musca and EU Council President Herman van Rompuy.

The classified report details Franco–German approaches to, and positions on, the drafting of a new financial treaty to help prevent future European financial crises. Notably, the publication shows US intelligence interest in a wider European field. For example, it includes Sweden’s “outrage[d]” reaction to the UK withdrawing from the proposed treaty.

Today’s publication is the first intercept published based on intelligence gathered through the infamous joint NSA and CIA collection unit, SCS (Special Collection Service). The SCS is a covert signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection programme, where NSA employees work under diplomatic cover to conduct foreign surveillance from US embassies.

The intelligence appears to have been conducted from US embassies in both Berlin and Paris, both of which installed “SCS” interception sites.

The Top Secret intercept published today is part of the daily reports created by the NSA Summary Services Office and distributed to the US Executive. WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange said: “Today’s publication demonstrates yet again that the United States’ has for years waged a very serious economic and political espionage campaign against the heart of Europe. A crime has been committed and ample proof has been provided. US responses lack credibility. France and Germany, if they are serious about protecting their economic and political integrity, can insist, as with nuclear treaties, on site inspection rights and a verification protocol. The ‘Open Skies’ policy was an important element in policing state behaviour in the Cold War. Perhaps it’s time for ‘Open Spies’.”

The intercept for today’s publication can be found here:

One response to “The Euro Intercepts

  1. Greece’s 4th July 2015, Declaration of Independence from TROIKA Control

    As my graduate philosophy professor once said, “No one promised that enlightenment about the REAL WORLD would make one happy, but it will surely make one more of what one already is. The question remains, what is one to do with such enlightenment?”

    In the Greek case, the use of the debt weapon as economic war and control Greece’s economy shows the rising of Greece’s democracy-in-action as one answer for a declaration of independence.

    So, please dear reader, read this passage as a reminder, read it very, very closely:

    The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

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