Category Archives: France

Syria – Chemical attack – Declassified French Intel Report

“The perpetrators of the Khan Sheikhoun atrocities and other chemical attacks will be held accountable for their criminal acts, not only in the courts but also the history books.” Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs Paris, 26 April … Continue reading

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Syria – Chemical attack – Statement by France FM Jean-Marc Ayrault

“The perpetrators of the Khan Sheikhoun atrocities and other chemical attacks will be held accountable for their criminal acts, not only in the courts but also the history books.” Jean-Marc Ayrault — French Minister of Foreign Affairs Paris, 26 April … Continue reading

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FRANCE — Foreign Minister blames Syrian Regime for chemical attack

“The analysis of samples taken at the scene of the April 4 attack in Khan Sheikhun showed there is no doubt that sarin gas was used”. Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Today — April 26 2017 — Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault … Continue reading

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FRANCE — DGSE: Intelligence Directorate reorganized

“Contrary to other western Intelligence Services, the DGSE masters all the intelligence collecting methods: human sources (HUMINT), technical sensors (SIGINT and satellite imagery), operational means and open-source processing. Intelligence collected through collaboration with other Services, national and foreign, is positively … Continue reading

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FRANCE — DGSI thwarts terror plot

“The two French men intended to commit an attack on French soil in the very short term, which is to say in coming days.” Matthias Fekl — France Interior Minister April 18 2017 — France Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said … Continue reading

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FRANCE — Françoise Bilancini to succeed René Bailly as DRPP Boss

“René Bailly — nicknamed “Fox-Terrier” because of his tenacity — has been the boss of the Paris Police Intelligence Service [Direction du Renseignement de la préfecture de Police de Paris (DRPP)] since May 2009. René Bailly will retire on April … Continue reading

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Former DGSE Director: The Story of the NSA Hack on the French President’s House

“Keith Alexander (Director of the NSA) told me he was disappointed because he never thought we would detect them and he even added: You guys are good.” Bernard Barbier — Director of the DGSE Technical Division from 2006 to 2013 In … Continue reading

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MOSSAD turned French spies into double agents

“Recruiting allies as spies would cross a red line. There is a clear line between electronic spying and trying to co-opt allied intelligence agents. This was never done during my era as it was known as something that was completely off-limits.” Top … Continue reading

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French 2017 Presidential Election — Facebook and Google to tackle ‘fake news’ stories

“For so long, we had resisted having standards about whether something’s newsworthy because we did not consider ourselves a service that was predominantly for the distribution of news. And that was wrong! We have a responsibility here. I think we … Continue reading

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FRANCE — DGSE: ‘Kremlin Hackers trying to distort the presidential campaign’ [UPDATE March 22 2017]

“Russia is using all of its means to influence public opinion. It is not the same ideology as in the time of the USSR, [but] it is sometimes the same methods, with more technology. Russia has a strategy of influence, … Continue reading

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