Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

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Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:47 am

Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness Part I


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"As the Cold War ended, following judicial investigations into mysterious acts of terrorism in Italy, Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti was forced to confirm in August 1990 that a secret army existed in Italy and other countries across Western Europe that was part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Coordinated by the unorthodox warfare section of NATO, the secret army had been set up by the US secret service Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6 or SIS) after the end of the Second World War to fight communism in Western Europe. The clandestine network, which after the revelations of the Italian Prime Minister was researched by judges, parliamentarians, academics and investigative journalists across Europe, is now understood to have been code-named 'Gladio' (the sword) in Italy, while in other countries the network operated under different names including 'Absalon' in Denmark, 'ROC' in Norway and SDRA8' in Belgium. In each country the military secret service operated the anti-Communist army within the state in close cooperation with the CIA or the MI6 unknown to parliaments and populations. In each country, leading members of the executive, including Prime Ministers, Presidents, Interior Ministers and Defense Ministers, were involved in the conspiracy, while the 'Allied Clandestine Committee' (ACC), sometimes also euphemistically called the 'Allied Co-ordination Committee' and the 'Clandestine Planning Committee' (CPC), less conspicuously at times also called 'Coordination and Planning Committee' of NATO's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE ), coordinated the networks on the international level. The last confirmed secret meeting of ACC with representatives of European secret services took place on October 24, 1990 in Brussels.

"As the details of the operation emerged, the press concluded that the 'story seems straight from the pages of a political thriller'. The secret armies were equipped by the CIA and the MI6 with machine guns, explosives, munitions and high-tech communications equipment hidden in arms caches in forests, meadows and underground bunkers across Western Europe. Leading officers of the secret network trained together with US Green Berets Special Forces in the United States of America and British SAS Special Forces in England. Recruited among strictly anti-Communist segments of the society the secret Gladio soldiers included moderate conservatives as well as right-wing extremists such as notorious right-wing terrorists Stefano delle Chiaie and Yves Guerain Serac. In its strategic design the secret army was a direct copy of the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), which during the Second World War had parachuted into enemy-held territory and fought a secret war behind enemy lines.

"In case of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe the secret Gladio soldiers under NATO command would have formed a so-called stay-behind network operating behind enemy lines, strengthening and setting up local resistance movements in enemy-held territory, evacuating shot-down pilots and sabotaging the supply lines and production centres of the occupation forces with explosives. Yet the Soviet invasion never came. The real and present danger in the eyes of the secret war strategists in Washington and London were the at-times numerically strong Communist parties in the democracies of Western Europe. Hence the network in the total absence of a Soviet invasion took up arms in numerous countries and fought a secret war against the political forces of the left. The secret armies, as the secondary sources now available suggest, were involved in a whole series of terrorist operations and human rights violations that they wrongly blamed on the communists in order to discredit the left at the polls. The operations always aimed at spreading maximum fear among the population and ranged from bomb massacres in trains and market squares (Italy), the use of systematic torture of opponents of the regime (Turkey), support for right-wing coup d'etats (Greece and Turkey), to the smashing of opposition groups (Portugal and Spain). As the secret armies were discovered, NATO as well as the governments of the United States and Great Britain refused to take a stand on what by then was alleged by the press to be 'the best-kept, and most damaging political-military secret since World War II'."

(NATO's Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pgs. 1-2)


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Like Italy during the so-called "Years of Lead," Belgium experienced an especially turbulent period in the late 1970s and the early 1980s. While bombings were the signature acts of the terrorism that rocked Italy during this period, Belgium experienced a series of mass shootings. most notably the still unsolved Brabant massacres, that gave the impression of a state being over run by gangs and far left political terrorism. While political terrorism was no doubt a major issue in this era (and beyond), the situation was far more complicated than then masses were lead to believe.

The same could be said of the Dutroux affair that further rocked the Belgium state during the 1990s. In this instance dark whispers of high ranking Belgium politicians and security officers engaged in child sex trafficking (and far worse) threatened to totally topple the always fragile nation state. Things came to a head in October of 1996 when over 300,000 Belgiums took to the streets in protest of official stonewalling in the Dutroux affair in what became known as La Marche Blanche. But despite the widespread outrage, the truth behind the Dutroux affair as well as much of the Gladio skullduggery that has destabilized Belgium for decades remains as elusive as ever.

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Marc Dutroux

What has been revealed points to a cabal of NATO and leading Belgium political figures in collaboration with a vast far right underground network engaged in arms, drugs and sex trafficking as well as highly coordinated political terrorism. This series will attempt to shed more light on this network.

We shall begin our journey by focusing on two groups that seem to have been on the outer spheres of this strange netherworld. One was a paramilitary organization that operated largely like a street gang. The other was a political affiliation promoting a united Europe and "Red-Brown" alliance.

As to the later, I am of course referring to Jean Thiriart's Parti Communautaire Européen. While little known in the English-speaking world, Thiriart was one of the most influential fascist thinkers in Continental Europe during the twentieth century. He had been a Nazi collaborator during the war and was imprisoned for it. In the early 1960s, due to the colonial struggle in the Congo and Algeria, he became an agent of the far right Organisation de l'armée secrete (OAS), a rogue French paramilitary organization comprised Algerian veterans and their supporters. This organization would be linked to multiple assassination attempts on the anti-NATO French President Charles de Gaulle as well as US intelligence.


During the early 1960s he founded Jeune Europe, a group dedicated to unifying Europe. Another one of the group's key early supporters was Emile Lecref, who in Rogue Agents David Teacher describes as a notorious Belgian journalist of the far right who would go on to become one of the key figures in the Belgian branch of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL) in the 1970s. The WACL was an international network that brought together assorted US military and intelligence personnel, international arms and drug traffickers, religious fanatics of various stripes and the inevitable "former" fascists. It has long been suspected of being extensively tied to Gladio as well similar international operations.

"The establishment of a global fascist network was Guerin-Serac's keenest, most burning ambition, to which Aginter was the springboard. Around the world, at different times and locations, other elements of the structure were dropping into place, amounting to an evolving 'ring of containment' that even George Frost Keenan might have admired at one stage of his life. In 1966, a significant (and lasting) development occurred, namely the establishment in Taiwan – following on plans laid earlier in the South Korean capital, Seoul – of the CIA-sponsored World Anti-Communist League (WACL). The organisation arose from a previous regional effort, the Asian People's Anti-Bolshevik League, sponsored by the Chinese Nationalist Kuomintang regime. Financial backers of the new anti-communist world rang included ravenous cash-hungry Korean cult tycoon Sun Myung Moon, whose recruitment methods and renowned mass nuptials uncannily mirrored certain CIA experiments in brainwashing. The tentacles of this sprawling octopus eventually extended to all corners of the planet. This was visibly the Fascist International, the huge global Gladio, for which Guerin-Serac's heart yearned. It was charged with the pure Guerin-Serac brief to overcome and eliminate any governments or forces considered sympathetic to communism. The means were not precisely specified, save for talking about warfare in psychologically political terms. Yet WACL was tracked to Operation Condor, death squads in Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, the twin Kennedy assassinations and general oiling of Iran-Contra in life-after-death mode. So, it would not be surprising to discover WACL fingerprints thickly plastered all over The Enterprise or drug and arms dealing in its latter-day formation. In Europe, WACL was tied up with various neo-fascist fronts, particularly Licio Gelli's P2/Gladio activities, in Italy as well as South America. The 'liquidations' of both Aldo Moro (communist fraterniser) and Olof Palme (Iran-Iraq meddler, irritating Palestine interloper) have been cited as promoted in some degree by WACL.

"The WACL was an excellent vehicle for having a great deal of important work performed by the CIA by remote control and off the balance sheet by an organisation which raised its own funds, presenting itself to the world as a charitable body dedicated to freedom and democracy. (The name was changed to World League for Freedom and Democracy after the fall of communism.) Borrowing an earlier cue from Ganser, we can say 'beautiful,' if morally disturbing. WACL was the hub with spokes leading to many important subsidiary organizations. Not the least of these was the Paladin group, a CIA guns-four-hire outfit initiated by former Waffen-SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Otto Skorzeny in 1970. By now he occupied an eyrie in Madrid, working alongside one of Guerin-Serac's chief sidekicks, his old OAS compatriots Jean-Denis Raingeard. Paladin had ties from the outset to Aginter and the World Anti-Communist League."

(Gladio: NATO's Dagger at the Heart of Europe, Richard Cottrell, pgs. 123-124)




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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:52 pm

Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness Part II

If one was to search for a kind of lynch pin that held Belgium's deep state and fascist underground together and to serve as a kind of gateway to this network one could do far worse than one particular individual: Paul Latinus, a fascist militia leader who allegedly committed suicide on April 24, 1985 while in police custody. He apparently accomplished this feet by hanging himself with a phone cord while his feet were still on the ground. Despite having been dead for over thirty years now, Latinus' legacy continues to resonate to this current day. So let us begin with a little bit of background concerning Latinus:

"Paul Latinus was a high-ranking European right-wing terrorist. According to his own testimony he was, amongst other sources, paid by the military secret service of the Pentagon, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). A former nuclear science technician and informer for the Belgian Surete Latinus had been recruited in 1967, age 17, by the DIA. Later NATO trained him. Belgian journalist Haquin who had written a book on terrorist Latinus relates that 'during a juridical investigation in which he was involved, Latinus named this foreign organization: It was the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the military equivalent to the CIA.' In the 1970s Latinus became a member of the Brabant Reserve Officers Club (BROC), a conservative military organisation created in 1975 and obsessed with the 'red peril'. In 1978 Latinus joined the right-wing organization FJ and within that organization set up the WNP covert action department. With excellent contacts Latinus during the same period worked in the Belgian government as Assistant Advisor to the Labour Minister and counsellor to several committees. When in January 1981 the left-wing magazine Pour exposed the right-winger in the government, Latinus abandoned his public offices and fled to Pinochet's Chile. Yet after not even two months in exile Latinus due to his excellent contacts came back to Belgium exactly at the time when the Brabant massacres began. He reassumed the command of the WNP and among other activities collaborated with the Surete in the anti-Communist struggle by providing the Justice Ministry with the data on the left."

(NATO's Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pg. 145)


Let us now pause in our consideration of Latinus to give an overview of the above-mentioned FJ (Front de la Jeunesse) and WNP (Westland New Post) organizations:

"... In 1974 the Belgian ultra right-wing organization Front de la Jeunesse had been founded. Five years later WNP was created within FJ as the armed and highly militant branch of the right-wing organisation. 'The Front de la Jeunesse was born in 1974 and existed until the 1980s. At times it was a political group, at times militant', Francis Dossogne, head of the FJ, described his organisation in the Gladio documentary of Franovich. 'Extreme right wing', he confirmed it was, adding it 'was essentially a youth movement and a militant movement'. Dossogne confirmed that FJ had resorted to violence in numerous cases: 'The Front de la Jeunesse carried out actions which upset things. It put many things into question, things which were well established. The Front really upset things so much that they wanted to destroy it.' Carrying out their paramilitary training more and more openly the FJ started to face criticism. 'The Front was condemned for their camps. In fact, all we did was what scouts do. What certain companies do in incentive courses go much further.'

"Most sensitively Dossogne admitted in the Gladio documentary that within FJ they had set up a militant branch made up almost exclusively of members of the Belgian Gendarmerie. As SDRA6 the Gendarmerie was part of the Belgian military secret service SDR which under the label SDRA8 also directed the secret armies. The new branch within FJ was first labelled 'G' for Gendarmerie and later became WNP. 'Group G was a section of the front in the Gendarmerie. As Gendarmes they didn't want to be mixed up with the rest – and risk being involved during demonstrations and so on,' Dossogne relates..."

(NATO's Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pg. 142)


In Rogue Agents, David Teacher's long-suppressed examination of European deep politics, it is noted (pg. 209) that the above-mentioned Francis Dossogne and Emile Lecref had collaborated together in the 1970s as well. Lecref was a curious figure mentioned extensively in the first part of this series.

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Dossogne, the head of the FJ, circa 1980

Lecref was a co-founder of Jeune Europe with Jean Thiriart before the two allegedly split in 1965 over political differences. Despite the break, both men continued to collaborate with Aginter Press, a right wing terror network addressed in the first installment of this series. Lecref also had ties to a key associate of Vlaamse Militanten Organisatie as well as being a major figure in the Belgian branch of the World Anti-Communist League (WACL). The WACL's extensive ties to international drug trafficking, terrorism and the American deep state were chronicled at length before in this series.


I have not found direct ties between Paul Latinus, an asset of the DIA who headed Westland New Post (WNP), and Lecref though there is one possible link that will be noted in a future installment of this series. However Latinus and Lecref almost surely were aware of one another as they traveled in many of the same circles, as we shall see.

But back to the WNP, essentially a fascist militia largely comprised of members of the Belgium Gendarmerie. As should come as little surprise to regular readers of this blog, the WNP has been extensively linked to a series of terror attacks known as the Brabant massacres. The attacks unfolded between 1983 and 1985 in an area near Brussels known as Brabant. There were 16 total armed assaults in all. They left 28 people dead and scores wounded. Restaurants and supermarkets were the most common targets for these assaults, which authorities typically described as armed robberies (despite the fact that the shooters showed little interest in looting their targets).

Several former members of the WNP have dropped strong indications that the group was behind the shootings:

"One of the accused, right-winger Michel Libert, a WNP member from 1978 to the 1980s, thereafter confirmed in a Gladio documentary that higher officers had protected them during their operations. 'The fittest members', Libert proudly spoke of the WNP, 'can form an action branch'. Head of WNP Paul Latinus gave the orders for covert action operations. 'When an operation was to be carried out, Latinus was given the job. To get us to do it he had to have an aide in case of problems.' Protections by higher echelons was mandatory...

"Was right-wing extremist Libert willing to confirm that WNP and the Belgian security apparatus had been involved in the Brabant massacres, investigative journalist Allan Francovich wanted to know in his Gladio documentary? Was Brabant one of their missions? 'One received orders. We can go back to, say, 1982. From 1982 to 1985' Libert replied, referring to the period in which the Brabant massacres were carried out. 'There were projects.' Very sensitive projects Libert admitted. According to his own testimony he had been told: 'You, Mr. Libert, know nothing about why we're doing this. Nothing at all. All we ask is that you group, with cover from the Gendarmerie, with cover from Security, carry out a job. Target: The supermarkets. Where are they? What kind of locks are there? What sort of protection do they have that could interfere with our operations? Does the store manager lockup? Or do they use an outside security company?' The operation was top-secret and right-wing extremist Libert followed the order : 'We carried out the orders and sent in our reports: Hours of opening and closing. Everything you want to know about a supermarket. What was this for? This was one amongst hundred of missions. Something had to be done. But the use it was all put too, that is the big question.' "

(NATO's Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pg. 144)


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Libert

Also:

"Former WNP member and former Gendarme Martial Lekeu in Florida confirmed to Gladio researcher Francovich that the secret army in Belgium had been involved in the Brabant terror massacres in order to discredit the Belgium left. 'The guns they were using were coming from far away and that's exactly what we had planned, to organise gangs and groups like that and let them go by themselves, but make sure they will survive and make sure to supply them and you know just to create a climate of terror in the country', Lekeu explained. 'They'd have two plans. The first one was to organise gangs to do hold up of hostage, you know, killing; the second one was to organise the so called "Left movement" who will do a terrorist attempt just to make believe, make the populations believe that these terrorist attempts were done by the Left.' "

(NATO's Secret Armies, Daniele Ganser, pg. 146)


In addition to sowing terror, several of the victims may have been specifically targeted. A few of them had certain political affiliations. Consider:

"As Hugo Gijsels points out closer examination of some of the people murdered by the Brabant killers during their attacks throws up a remarkable series of coincidences. Several people were coldly executed with bullets to the head, in contrast to the shooting in the supermarkets that claimed most victims. Amongst those executed in September-October 1983 were three CEPIC members: Elise Dewit and Jacques Fourez, a business contact of VdB's, and Jacques van Camp, innkeeper of the 'Auberge des Trois Canards', a favourite haunt for VdB, General Beaurir, Dewit and Fourez. In October 1985, the killers claimed an even more significant victim amongst the ranks of CEPIC: banker Leo Finné, Vernaillen's informant, the first person killed in the raid on the Delhaize supermarket in Overijse."

(Rogue Agents, David Teacher, pgs. 205-206)


CEPIC stands for Centre Politique des Indépendants et des Cadres Chrétiens. According to Teacher, it was a far right wing clique with the Parti Social Chrétien (PSC), a highly conservative Belgian political party with ties to US intelligence and international fascism. Much more will be said of the PSC in a future installment but suffice to say, there have long been suspected links between the PSC and the WNP. Teacher suggests, however, that certain members of the CEPIC became increasingly concerned over the WNP's militancy and threatened to defect. It is likely these execution-style killings were meant as a message to possible dissidents who were not on board with the terror campaign.


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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Wed Mar 23, 2016 5:48 am

...and truly an anti-fascist, none of that crypto/entryist shit whatsoever. I like it a lot.
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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:33 pm

25 Photos Show the Moment Right-Wing Demonstrators Stormed a Brussels Memorial

In Brussels, Belgium, where a major terror attack killed at least 34 people and injured 230 or more on Tuesday, a memorial to those same victims was stormed by right-wing demonstrators on Sunday.

BBC reports a crowd had gathered to cover the Place de la Bourse to pay tribute to those lost and hurt on Tuesday, despite a formally scheduled event's cancellation due to risk of terrorism. Visitors covered the courtyard in an arrangement of flowers. Soon thereafter, the demonstrators arrived, prompting a clash with those present and then heavily equipped riot police.

There was a "really positive atmosphere" before "a bunch of skinheads just turned up, marched into the square, and started a major confrontation with the peace protesters," witness Adam Liston told BBC. "They got in the face of the protesters and police. They set off flares and chanted and it was getting quite ugly."

Soon after congregating, however, the memorial was invaded by 400 or so right-wing hooligans, some of whom waved signs expressing anger against ISIS and terrorism, NBC News reports. Dressed mostly in black, and some wearing hoods or face masks, the group proceeded to trample the memorial, hold out their right arms in Nazi-style salute and shout far-right slogans at the crowd.


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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:40 pm

Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness Part IX


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While we are on the aristocracy, there is one particular player who appears over and over again in the deep state intrigues that rocked Belgium throughout the Cold War: Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin. Unsurprisingly, the so-called "Black Baron" also frequently turns up in allegations of child abuse. ISGP reports:
"X1 and X2 mentioned de Bonvoisin as one of the most sadistic abusers in the network. [217] One of his sisters married Count Herve d'Ursel [218], who has been accused by X1 of involvement in the snuff and ritual abuse network. [219] His other sister is married to the earlier mentioned Bernard de Merode, an intelligence-connected family which has been accused of child abuse and Satanism by X4 and Nathalie W. [220] X2 mentioned having been at a meeting organized by her pimp, at which de Merode, d'Ursel and de Bonvoisin families were all present, together with the Prince and Princess of Chimay. [221] According to X2, hunts on children were organized in the woods of Chateau de Chimay. [222]"


Ah, but there is so much more that de Bonvoisin has been accused of. Let us first consider a bit about the background of the Baron:
"A third central figure in CEPIC named in the de Cock report was the CEPIC treasurer, Baron Benoît de Bonvoisin, Vanden Boeynant's political advisor whilst VdB was Defence Minister (148). De Bonvoisin has been one of the most notorious characters in European fascism with particularly close links to the Italian MSI and Stefano Delle Chiaie; in 1975, de Bonvoisin hosted a gathering of European fascists at his castle at Maizeret, attended by the heads of Ordine Nuovo, the MSI, the National Front, Fuerza Nueva and the French Forces Nouvelles, amongst others. The Belgian representatives at the 1975 fascist summit were AESP contact Emile Lecerf, editor of the NEM, and Francis Dossogne of the Front de la Jeunesse, the two organisations that the CEPIC members were accused of financing in the de Cock report.

"De Bonvoisin's close relationship with AESP leaders would not be confirmed by formal membership of the Academy until the late 1970s, but as VdB's factotum, he would be a regular participant at AESP administration meetings. He was also an intimate of Archduke Otto von Habsburg, and was in close contact with Jean Violet, as indicated by a diagram of connections between various persons drawn up by leading Belgian fascist Paul Latinus, in which Violet's name figures directly under de Bonvoisin's. Significantly Violet is not linked by Latinus to any other person on the list – possibly a gateway into a different network...

"Beyond his contacts with Violet, de Bonvoisin also enjoyed a privileged relationship with Antoine Pinay; de Bonvoisin's father Pierre had been one of the founding members of the Bilderberg Group with Pinay in 1952. When de Bonvoisin was attacked in the Press in a 1981 revival of the charges of funding the Front de la Jeunesse and NEM, the NEM Club magazine retaliated by printing a picture of de Bonvoisin in Washington in the company of two senior Bilderberg and Cercle members: David Rockefeller and Antoine Pinay (150)*."
(Rogue Agents, David Teacher, pgs. 76-77)



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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby American Dream » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:30 am

More from the highly rigorous and intuitive Recluse on related themes:



Le Cercle: Clerical Fascism and the Pedophocracy Part I

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Le Cercle, sometimes referred to as the Pinay Group or the Pinay Cercle/Circle (in some accounts the Pinay Group was held to be the inner circle of Le Cercle), is one of the most mysterious international bodies one is apt to encounter in the annuals of conspiracy literature. Over the years it has rarely been addressed in the English language and when it has, it is typically depicted as a mere auxiliary of the Bilderberg Group and other neo-liberal/globalist bodies (i.e. the Round Table groups, the Trilateral Commission and other long time bugaboos of the conspiratorial right). This has ensured that serious research into the organization has remained at the absolute fringes of conspiracy culture.

For many years, the only in depth examination of Le Cercle came from its former chairman Brian Crozier in his 1991 autobiography Free Agent. There Crozier provided a highly sanitized version of Le Cercle and the international network that it operated in, largely depicting it as an ineffectual body desperately trying to hold the line against the Communist menace. Of course Crozier held that he himself was little more than a much maligned journalist and historian under relentless attack from the forces of the Left. If only we could be so lucky.


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Re: Belgium: Into the Heart of Darkness

Postby Wombaticus Rex » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:27 pm

Thanks for keeping this running -- just chiming in to emphatically co-sign Brian Crozier's incredibly odd book Free Agent, which I am still unpacking a year after I read it.

It is available quite cheap in original hardcover; easy to nick for less than five quid.

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Brian_Crozier

Brian Rossiter Crozier was a historian and journalist but most importantly, a deep politician of singular importance. He chaired Le Cercle and founded the propaganda groups including the Institute for the Study of Conflict, and Shield which succeeded in getting Margaret Thatcher elected. He also founded his own intelligence network, The 61. A veteran of the cold war, he advised MI6, the Information Research Department and the CIA. He wrote for Reuters and The Economist, was an editor for The Sunday Times and a commentator for the BBC. He wrote a column for National Review. Crozier was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow on War, Revolution, and Peace of Stanford University's Hoover Institution.


https://wikispooks.com/wiki/The_61

The 61 was a private "international agency", in its founders' words "created and funded to bypass the official intelligence services". Brian Crozier reports that he started it with fellow Le Cercle member Nicholas Elliott and then recently retired Deputy Director of Central Intelligence General Vernon Walters together with "a leading figure in a major City of London bank", possibly Peter Tennant.


There are so many bespoke networks going outside official channels that Intelligence Agencies proper are perhaps best viewed as a bazaar, rather than a cathedral, eh?
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Postby American Dream » Sun May 01, 2016 4:20 pm

Le Cercle: Clerical Fascism and the Pedophocracy Part III

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"The operational core of the AESP, the Permanent Delegation, brought together the Belgian sections of the PEU, CEDI and WACL - the duo of Damman and de Marcken represented the PEU Central Council and the Belgian PEU section MAUE, whereas Vankerkhoven was Secretary of both the Belgian LIL chapter within WACL and the Belgian section of CEDI. CEDI's Belgian section was also represented within the AESP by its President, the Chevalier Marcel de Roover, a veteran anticommunist who had played a major part in the early post-war creation of two private anti-communist intelligence services linked to the Belgian Gladio network, Milpol and the Delcourt network. From the late 1950s on, de Roover had represented Belgium in various anti-communist networks that would later become formalised within WACL. He was also one of the earliest Belgians to frequent CEDI: he was appointed CEDI International Treasurer in January 1960 and founded its Belgian section in 1961, serving as its President until his death in 1971. Following de Roover's death, Vankerkhoven would take over Belgian representation within WACL and CEDI, being appointed Secretary-General of CEDI and moving its Belgian office into his Cercle des Nations (100)*.

"The most prominent Belgian members of the AESP however were Gaston Eyskens, the serving Belgian Prime Minister from 1968 to 1973, and his immediate predecessor as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1968, Paul Vanden Boeynants from the Parti Social Chrétien (PSC). Vanden Boeynants, or VdB as he is known, would become a national institution in Belgian politics - the Belgian Andreotti, going on to serve as Belgian Defence Minister from 1972 to 1979 and as Prime Minister in 1978- 79. He first entered politics at the age of 29 in the ranks of Retinger's European Movement. Before being elected to Parliament, he was one of the five Belgian representatives at the second conference of the Union of European Federalists, the most powerful group within the European Movement, held in Rome in November 1948 shortly after massive intervention by the CIA to ward off an electoral victory by the Socialist-Communist Popular Democratic Front in the April 1948 elections. As we will see below, one key Italian politician in this anti-communist propaganda effort would also figure amongst the AESP's members in 1970...

"Baron Benoît de Bonvoisin – "the Black Baron" - was at the time the most notorious patron of Belgian fascism and a key international linkman for the far Right. Perhaps because of his controversial connections, de Bonvoisin would not figure on any formal AESP or MAUE membership lists until after Damman’s death in 1979, however attending CEDI and AESP events from 1976 on..."
(Rogue Agents, David Teacher, pgs. 51-52)


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