Tag Archives: France

INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 27 2017

Russia targets Telegram app after St Petersburg bombing — Yuri Drozdov, handler of Soviet undercover spies during Cold War, dies at 91 — France’s Macron says sees no legitimate successor to Syria’s Assad — Journalists Are Dying in Mexico

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KAZAKHGATE — An Easy Primer [UPDATE JUNE 17 2017]

“A drama is being played out in the unlikely setting of a Brussels parliamentary committee room that could have made the plot of a John Le Carré novel, perhaps coupled with Game of Thrones.” Nick Kochan — Investigative writer and … Continue reading

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KAZAKHGATE — An Easy Primer

“A drama is being played out in the unlikely setting of a Brussels parliamentary committee room that could have made the plot of a John Le Carré novel, perhaps coupled with Game of Thrones.” Nick Kochan — Investigative writer and … Continue reading

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INTEL TODAY DIARY — June 4 2017

C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations, Signaling a Tougher Stance — World heading towards ‘permanent cyber war’, France warns — Kabul blast: Deadly explosions at protest victim’s funeral — Jared Kushner’s redemptive mission threatened by tangled Russian … Continue reading

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France — Former top Counter-Terrorism experts endorse Macron

“Mrs. Le Pen is playing into the hands of jihadist groups, and it’s our country she’s putting at risk.” French top counter-terrorism experts (May 3 2017) On Wednesday May 3 2017, France’s top counter-terrorism experts signed a letter endorsing French … Continue reading

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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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