C'est La Irony: French Surveillence

Not only are the French bad guests, but they're also full of shit. After being invited to a 4th of July party, Interior Minister Manuel Valls had the tiny balls to make a stink about American surveillance. That lasted less than 2 hours when the French newspaper "Le Monde" came out with the fact that France is doing the exact same thing. Let's roll the tapes..

Interior Minister Manuel Valls was a guest of honor at the fete hosted by Ambassador Charles Rivkin on Thursday. In a speech before hundreds of guests, he said that "in the name of our friendship, we owe each other honesty. We must say things clearly, directly, frankly." (AP)

Gee don't you think it's in poor taste to dis your host at their own party? I guess that's why the french invented the word 'gauche'. Still, it made it all the more poignant when this came out in a few hours later...

France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme, according to the French daily Le Monde.

The data is stored on a supercomputer at the headquarters of the DGSE intelligence service, the paper says.

The operation is "outside the law, and beyond any proper supervision", Le Monde says. (BBC)

Mais non! Say it ain't so! Could ze baguette munching, croissant crunching, pastry snarfing Frenchies be as bad as the vilified Americans? Ok this is *precisely* why Americans didn't even pause while slurping their coffee when reading about the "NSA" program. At least we have a firm enough grip on reality to *know* why our data is being grabbed and what for. The frutsy-tutsie, Cafe-o-lait, biscotti dunking Euros like to think their governments are more holy. Har har, think not.

Fuckers. Holier than thou? Mais non!

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