Saturday, September 8, 2012

Former French Spy: Western Spying Agencies Smuggling Weapons into Syria
 Claude Moniquet, a former member of the French intelligence service, disclosed the main role of the western countries' intelligence services in arming terrorist groups in Syria, and said that the CIA, MI6 and French intelligence service have been involved in arms smuggling into Syria
In an interview with Russia Today news channel, the founder of the European Intelligence and Security Center, a Brussels-based think tank specializing on terrorism and security issues, said that the world's great powers prefer to interfere in the Syrian crisis through espionage than military invasion because they can later easily deny the identity of the spies they have sent to Syria. "You can deny. You can deny. When you send the intelligence people, even if they're killed, you can say that 'I do not know him, maybe he is a journalist. I do not know. I'm not involved.' The main prospect of the use of secret service and the secret agents is the possibility of denial - 'Oh, I do not know him.' When you are caught using guns, tanks, planes, you can't say 'Oops, it is not my plane," the former French spymaster said. Asked if he can confirm the smuggling of weapons into Syria as well as the presence of the some of the foreign secret service in the country, Moniquet said "Qatar and Saudi Arabia are sending weapons for the rebels (in Syria) - it's clear, I think. Everyone knows it". "And some intelligence services, for instance probably the British MI6, maybe the French, maybe the Americans, are involved on one level or another level in support of the opposition," he added. He further pointed to Lebanon in 1980s when 242 American marines and 62 French paratroopers lost their lives in an attack on their base, and said that it was not such a nice experience for us and I do not know if we want to have such experience again. Claude Moniquet who spent a lot of time in North Africa and the Middle East as a French spy warned about the dangers of military invasion in Middle East region, including Syria, and said that It is a savage war and after this war whoever will be the winner, you will have terrible sentiments of killing, revenge killing and so forth and we do not want to be involved there. Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country. In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again. The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Bashar al-Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States. 

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