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‘Unacceptable and shocking’: French Foreign Ministry summon the U.S. ambassador for NSA spying

France has called for an explanation for the “unacceptable” and “shocking” reports of NSA spying on French citizens. Leaked documents revealed the spy agency records millions of phone calls and monitors politicians and high-profile business people.

The US Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin was summoned by the French Foreign Ministry to account for the espionage allegations on Monday morning.

“I have immediately summoned the US ambassador and he will be received this morning at the Quai d’Orsay [the French Foreign Ministry],”
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told press. He added that “we must quickly assure that these practices aren’t repeated.”

The media scandal triggered a phone call between US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande who, according to the White House, discussed “legitimate questions” raised by US “friends and allies” about how the surveillance capabilities are employed. Obama reportedly assured Hollande that the US was reviewing the way it gathers intelligence.

In addition, citing the report on French publication Le Monde, Interior Minister Manuel Valls spoke out on national television against US spy practices.

“The revelations on Le Monde are shocking and demand adequate explanations from the American authorities in the coming hours,” said Valls on television channel Europe 1.

French Interior Minister Manuel Valls

He went on to say that it is totally unacceptable for an allied country to spy on France.

Ambassador Rivkin refrained from commenting on the spy allegations on Monday morning and told Reuters that French-US ties are the “best they have been for a generation.”

Le Monde revealed in a report based on the security leaks of former CIA worker Edward Snowden that the NSA recorded 70.3 million phone calls between December 10, 2012, and January 8, 2013.

The NSA reportedly carries out its espionage in France using a program called ‘US-985D’ which is able to listen in on specific telephone calls and pick up on text messages according to key words used.

Moreover, Le Monde also wrote that it had reason to believe that the spying was not just limited to citizens suspected of being involved in terrorism. According to the data released by Snowden the NSA also eavesdropped on politicians and prominent business figures.

The newspaper did not give any indications as to the identity of the high-profile people.

France is not the only EU nation to be targeted by NSA surveillance. Germany took issue with the US government after it was revealed the NSA was tapping phone lines and recording electronic data in the country.

The EU took steps to curtail US data mining on Monday in a vote to change data protection rules. The draft bill, passed by the EU’s Committee on Civil Liberties in Strasbourg, makes America’s secret court orders powerless, forcing companies based outside the EU – such Google and Yahoo – to comply with European data protection laws if they operate in Europe.

The US maintains that its spying activities are in the interests of national security and protect against terrorism. However, Snowden leaks released by Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald showed the NSA had monitored Brazilian state-owned oil giant Petrobras and infiltrated the electronic communications of the Brazilian and Mexican presidents.

‘Investment benefits’

Mexico has also demanded an explanation for reports released by Der Spiegel on extensive spying on Mexican top officials and politicians.

Der Spiegal revealed that former President Felipe Calderon had also been a target for NSA espionage. Citing a classified internal report, it said the US monitors “diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico’s political system and internal stability.”

‘Unacceptable and shocking’: France demands explanation for NSA spying — RT News.

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Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt

Special to WorldTribune.com

WASHINGTON — The United States was said to have planned to destabilize at least two Arab countries over the last two years.A former leading U.S. military commander asserted that the administration of President Barack Obama worked to destabilize the regimes of Bahrain and Egypt.Gen. Hugh Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the administration’s drive against Bahrain, wracked by a Shi’ite revolt, was led by the intelligence community.“America thought Bahrain was an easy prey that will serve as key to the collapse of the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] regime and lead to giant oil companies controlling oil in the Gulf,” Shelton said.In an interview on the U.S. network Fox News, Shelton said the administration plot was foiled by Bahraini King Hamad in 2011. He said Hamad agreed to a Saudi-sponsored decision by the GCC to send thousands of troops to Bahrain to help quell the Shi’ite revolt, attributed to Iran.Shelton, who met Hamad during his assignment to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet, based in Manama, said the administration plot harmed relations with both Bahrain as well as neighboring Saudi Arabia. He said Riyad ended any trust in Washington after it was found to have helped the Shi’ites in Bahrain.The former Joint Chiefs chairman, who served under President BillClinton and President George W. Bush, said Egypt stopped a drive by Obama todestabilize Egypt in 2013. Shelton said Egyptian Defense Minister AbdulFatah Sisi, a former intelligence chief, also detected a U.S. plot tosupport the ruling Muslim Brotherhood amid unprecedented unrest. On July 3,Sisi led a coup that overthrew Egypt’s first Islamist president, MohammedMorsi.“Had Gen. Al Sisi not deposed Morsi, Egypt would have today becomeanother Syria and its military would have been destroyed,” Shelton said.Shelton, who did not disclose his sources of information, said Araballies of the United States have moved away from Washington. He cited thenew alliance between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emiratesagainst the Brotherhood.“I expect calm to be restored in Egypt,” Shelton said. “Gen. Al Sisi hasput an end to the new Middle East project.”

via Former Joint Chiefs chairman: Obama plotted to destabilize regimes in Bahrain, Egypt | World Tribune.

Toddler Forced To Watch Execution Of Parents While Chained By Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels : Freedom Outpost

Looking away won’t make this problem disappear. Your government is in bed with terrorists. If you can look at this picture without wanting to vomit then you are obviously tougher than most.

America what in the hell is going on here?

I have daughters and I cannot look at this picture without getting seriously emotional. This little girl is precious. I don’t care who her parents chose to worship. She is a beautiful little girl and savages that would chain her up and make her watch her parents execution can be no friend of this country. It is absolutely beyond belief that we are supporting these monsters. What is even more unbelievable is the lack of outrage I am seeing in my fellow Americans. I am not talking about the conservatives who I network with on a daily basis. I am talking about the clowns who only seem to care about the prime time lineup and how much beer they have in the fridge. An emergency to them is running out of chips. This is a national emergency and I am sorry but you are either on the side of good or you are on the side of evil. As our friend Tim Brown recently reported, 4 Senators have introduced a bill to stop this madness. We have no business aiding these people in any way. Recently The LA Times released an article that further reinforced what many of us have already suspected. The U.S. has been supporting Syrian Rebels since 2012. My personal suspicion is that it has been longer than that. Nevertheless, The LA Times reported:
CIA operatives and U.S. special operations troops have been secretly training Syrian rebels with anti-tank and antiaircraft weapons since late last year, months before President Obama approved plans to begin directly arming them, according to U.S. officials and rebel commanders. The covert U.S. training at bases in Jordan and Turkey, along with Obama’s decision this month to supply arms and ammunition to the rebels, has raised hope among the beleaguered Syrian opposition that Washington ultimately will provide heavier weapons as well. So far, the rebels say they lack the weapons they need to regain the offensive in the country’s bitter civil war. The tightly constrained U.S. effort reflects Obama’s continuing doubts about being drawn into a conflict that has already killed more than 100,000 people and his administration’s fear that Islamic militants now leading the war against President Bashar Assad could gain control of advanced U.S. weaponry. The training has involved fighters from the Free Syrian Army, a loose confederation of rebel groups that the Obama administration has promised to back with expanded military assistance, said a U.S. official, who discussed the effort anonymously because he was not authorized to disclose details.
Yes that would be the same “Free Syrian Army” that is responsible for executing this child’s parents. There was never any line to be crossed. That was simply an excuse to follow an agenda that has long been in place. Assad may be a very bad man but the Syrian Rebel forces are tied to Al Qaeda. What we might have here is two of our enemies fighting each other. Regardless of Assad’s Regime we know for sure that Al Qaeda is our enemy. So when our government aids a known enemy what do you call that? That is treason. You cannot debate it. It is the exact definition of treason. Anyone in the legislature who supports this is a traitor. Our president and many of his cabinet members are traitors. You cannot describe it in any other way. We did not watch 10,000 Americans die at the hands of terrorists to suddenly become their ally. Enough is enough America. Put the remote down and let’s do something about this. Get loud and get in the face of your Representatives. We have to stop this. I surely know that I do not want my tax dollars supporting sickos who eat their enemy’s heart, feed victims to dogs and kill parents in front of precious children. I understand that the other side might be just as bad. We are obligated to support no one in Syria. We have enough problems at home that need to be addressed. Either way, to support the enemy is treason. One way or another someone has to pay for that crime of treason. This nonsense cannot continue. This administration spits in the face of anyone who died in the battle against terrorism. Now they expect us to believe that Al Qaeda is the right side to be on? Anyone who remembers what happened nearly twelve years ago knows that this is not the case. Yes, I understand that not all Syrian rebels are Al Qaeda. But any friend of Al Qaeda is no friend of ours. We do not belong in Syria. You should see the picture of the little girl blown up to its original size. You can see every ounce of pain in her little eyes. You can feel the terror. And we are giving those monsters the full support of our tax money. Don’t you find it the least bit hypocritical that our Commander-in-Chief uses drones and allows the DHS to secure massive amounts of hollow point bullets while blaming Assad for war crimes? This has to stop and it has to stop now.

via Toddler Forced To Watch Execution Of Parents While Chained By Obama-Backed Syrian Rebels : Freedom Outpost.

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Americans oppose Syria intervention, as West mulls ‘serious response’

Americans oppose Syria intervention, as West mulls ‘serious response’ — RT News.

Khaled Abdel Aziz writing : Now means Now Mr Obama

10 copyYour brother , your ally” Erdogan “as well as six  executives In your administration are Muslim Brotherhood .. are you too ? Mr Obama

let me begin with ” Who is Malik Obama

Born in Kenya, on March 15, 1958, Abongo Malik “Roy” Obama was the first child born to Barack Obama Sr. The son of Kezia, Obama Sr.’s first wife, Malik was only 18 months old when Barack Obama Sr. arrived in New York Aug. 8, 1959, on a BOAC flight in transit from Kenya to begin his undergraduate studies at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. Having abandoned Kezia in Kenya, Obama Sr. subsequently married Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama Jr.’s mother, while in Honolulu, according to the account Obama relates in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father ”

Obama family portrait taken in Kenya. Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama stands to Barack Obama Jr.’s immediate left

Obama family portrait taken in Kenya. Abongo “Roy” Malik Obama stands to Barack Obama Jr.’s immediate left

What ‘s the relation between Malik Obama and the terrorist Islamic organizations,

According to the researcher Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operativethe relationship between President Barack Obama’s half-brother Malik Obama and Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir is much closer than previously thought. Malik is the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) as reported by all major Saudi press, including Okaz.

How significant is this?

Very significant. The IDO has been created by the Sudanese Government, which is considered by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist state. This places Malik Obama in bed with terrorists and working as an official with a terrorist state. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on seven counts relating to crimes against humanity. As such, Bashir is the head of a country that the U.S. State Department has identified as a State Sponsor of terrorism, a designation issued in 1993. In 2010, Malik Obama attended the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) conference in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. One of the objectives of the IDO is to spread Wahhabist Islam across the African continent. Bashir wasn’t just present at the conference; he supervised it. In this photo, from the Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) website, headed by Malik, Bashir can be seen dressed in black, to the right. Another man to take notice of is seated directly to the right of Bashir; his name is Suar Al Dahab (more on him later):

According to the researcher Walid Shoebat, too :

President Obama’s Brother works for Organization Founded by man connected to Masterminds of both World Trade Center attacks

The half-brother of the President of the United States is the Executive Secretary of an organization that was founded by an Sudanese Islamic terrorist – Hassan al-Turabi – who was extremely close with the masterminds behind each World Trade Center attack (2/26/93 and 9/11/01). As the Executive Secretary of the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO), Malik Obama is connected to Sudan’s genocidal President Omar al-Bashir, through the IDO. Consider that Turabi was proven to be connected to the “blind Sheikh”, who was the mastermind of the first World Trade Center attack (bombing) in 1993. In 1994, the Clinton administration’s Secretary of State – Warren Christopher – “placed Sudan on the list of state sponsors of terrorism” and it’s been there ever since.

Malik Obama at podium during IDO Confernece

Malik Obama at podium during IDO Confernece

Malik’s tax-exempt problems :

New evidence linking him to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and establishing that controversial IRS supervisor Lois Lerner signed his tax-exempt approval letter . WND reported in May that funds contributed in the U.S. to a 501(c)3 foundation run by Malik Obama have been diverted to support Malik’s multiple wives in Kenya, an expert on Islamic extremism has charged. Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS tax-exempt division currently under congressional investigation, signed the letter approving tax-exempt status for the Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation. Lerner, currently on paid executive leave from her IRS supervisory position, took the Fifth Amendment before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22 rather than answer questions on inappropriate criteria used by her IRS department to delay or otherwise deny tax-exempt status for tea party and “patriot” groups.

Shoebat has detailed his allegations in a 22-page investigative report titled “New IRS Scandal: Islamic Extremism and Sex Slaves: Report Reveals Obama’s Relatives Run Charities of Deceit,” published on his website .After a thorough examination of available evidence, Shoebat explained to WND his allegations against the Obama family tax-exempt foundations:

When Malik Obama and Sarah Obama raised money in the United States as the respective heads of foundations claiming to be charities, not only did the Internal Revenue Service illegally grant one of them tax-deductible status retroactively, but these foundations have supported – to varying degrees – illegal operations that acquire funding for personal gain, philandering, polygamy and the promotion of Wahhabism, the brand of Islam practiced by Al-Qaeda. For the past two years, since long before the current IRS scandals became public, WND has been reporting irregularities in two IRS-approved 501(c)3 organizations operated in the U.S. by Obama’s half-brother and step-grandmother in Kenya. WND reported in September 2011 the Barack H. Obama Foundation apparently received IRS approval one month after an application was submitted in May 2011. The IRS determination letter June 11, 2011, granted a highly irregular retroactive tax-exempt approval only after the group came under fire for operating as a 501(c)3 foundation since 2008 without ever having applied to the IRS.

In October 2012, WND reported a separate foundation, the Mama Sarah Obama Foundation, created on behalf of Obama’s step-grandmother in Kenya, has transferred funds, 90 percent of which are raised from U.S. individuals and corporations, to send Kenyan students to the top three most radical Wahhabist madrassas in Saudi Arabia.

Since its founding in 2008, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, operating out of a commercial mail drop in Arlington, Va., has solicited tax-deductible contributions on the Internet, listing addresses and telephone numbers both in the U.S. and Kenya, without disclosing the group lacked an IRS determination letter. In September 2011, the IRS confirmed to WND that the Barack H. Obama Foundation had received a determination letter in June 2011, awarding the group tax-exempt 501(c)3 status retro-actively to 2008

irs-form barack obama foundation

irs-form barack obama foundation

What ‘s the relation between Malik Obama and the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood

According to an Egyptian report citing the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, Tehani al-Gebali ;

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Iron Lady Tehani al-Gebali
the vice president of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt

Malik Obama’s oversight of the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments is one reason for the Obama administration’s support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Gebali said she would like “to inform the American people that their president’s brother Obama is one of the architects of the major investments of the Muslim Brotherhood.” she said too. “We need to open the files and begin court sessions. “The Obama administration know that they supported terrorism,” she continued. “We will open the files so these nations are exposed, to show how they collaborated with [the terrorists]. It is for this reason that the American administration fights us.”

526SO,

Mr. Obama supports Egypt Mursi and terrorist Brotherhood .. Mr. Obama and his brother are key players in international financial investment for these terrorist groups .. Mr. Obama wants to destroy Libya, Tunisia, Syria and Egypt to deliver the full Middle East for these terrorist groups Which as take a control of  power will go immediately to destroy America and Europe according to their faith .. Scandals ..Scandals ..The biggest upcoming

Let me ask you frankly …..All your friends and your allies even your family are..Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist groups .. All of them ..  Are you too ? Mr Obama

Wake up, American people ..   It’s time to say goodbye to your presidentbefore destroying your country and the world .. American people ..  say to Obama: Get out now    NOW MEANS NOW.. MR. OBAMA