Washington AC/DC - The military service wing of the French Army [sic] is up in arms about being infiltrated by the NSA in the latest twist of the Gallic surrender monkey saga.
The spat is part of the notorious - and ongoing - 2003 standoff when the French government refused point blank to back George W Bush's pusch for war against Iraq.
This week lawyers acting for France's fearless Légion Etrangère have gone to court to sue Uncle Sam's ass off, to quote a top legal source, amid claims someone inserted a covert, malicious computer program into the battalion's recruitment database.
The virus altered applicants' professional reference contact details to those of members of a notorious Moscow LGBT S&M club with the ensuing upshot that from 2003 to 2011 over 5,000 applicants from some rather unsavory 'don't ask, don't tell' backgrounds managed to slip the net after being given the nod from 'Big DimEatery' and 'Vlad the Impaler', etc.
"Eez blackening the image of the famous Legion," someone once close to French white supremacist and ex-Foreign legion sergeant major Jean Le Pen said today.
Documents filed in the US courts are demanding $20 billion in compensation plus the return of the Statue of Liberty.
Expect the fur to fly when depositions go public and the full wrath of the fabled French Foreign Legion comes crashing down on the head of the NSA.