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"Nigergate, French spymaster debunks Sismi version"
Here is an english translation from french. ^ | 04/12/05 |

Posted on 12/04/2005 10:26:12 AM PST by DurtySanches

Here is an english translation from french.

Paris - The Direction Générale de la Sécurité extériéure (Dgse) is the French counter-espionage abroad. Alain Chouet was Vice-Director. Today he is enjoying his retirement in the country but - up to the summer 2002 - he was the man who handled the `Nigergate' on behalf of Paris. He says: "I know what happened. When it happened. How it happened. I guided the French intelligence in this affair. I made the decisions. I communicated and exchanged with the Americans all information concerning this case. At the time I was head of the Service de rensignment de sécurité, the Security and Intelligence Department, which is responsible for anti-terrorism, counter-intelligence abroad and counter-proliferation of mass destruction weapons".

Alain Chouet's story modifies the reconstruction of the affair given by the government and Sismi to Parliament in four main points.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 1999; 199910; 19991015; 200109; 20010921; 2002; 200207; alainchouet; chouet; cialeak; dgse; france; french; gianfranco; martino; namibia; nicolopollari; niger; nigerflap; plame; pollari; roccomartino; sismi; spies; spooks; uranium; yellowcake
Here goes the french's attempt to get out of the fix they are in. I personally will enjoy all there squirming. I wonder if Alain Chouet will keep the same story under oath before a Grand Jury?
1 posted on 12/04/2005 10:26:12 AM PST by DurtySanches
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So, did Chouet deny the whole thing? I learned French in American high schools, and it's not all that good....

2 posted on 12/04/2005 10:36:12 AM PST by TWohlford
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To: DurtySanches

Ill be the first....

Excuse me...Its AfricanAmericangate.

3 posted on 12/04/2005 10:37:38 AM PST by HHKrepublican_2 (OP Spread the Truth)
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To: DurtySanches

Why did you stop the translation just at the point where the article started to say something? Can you do any juicy bits?

4 posted on 12/04/2005 10:46:55 AM PST by Stultis (I don't worry about the war turning into "Vietnam" in Iraq; I worry about it doing so in Congress.)
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To: TWohlford
The link is in Italian. FRom babel---

The story of Alain Chouet corrects in four essential points the reconstruction of the transaction offered to the Parliament from the government and the Sismi.

1) Rocco Martino, the vendifumo that it scatters makes documents, did not work for the Dgse as repeatedly (also to Republic) has reported the director of the Sismi, Nicolò Pollari.

2) the CIA is in possession at least a part of documents is made (distributed from Rocco Martino) before does not give the October of 2002, when they come delivered to the embassy American of Rome fromPanorama, but from four months, in summer.

3) Contrarily to how much Pollari and Letta (political authority of the intelligence) has reported, is not the French to transmit documents is made to Washington, but, to the contrary, they are the Americans who transmit those documents to the French and ask to verify of the reliability: the French verify and, sin from the July 2002, of it they denounce the infondatezza.

4) Rocco Martino, pedinato and photographed from the Sismi, enters in contact with the French single in the summer of 2002. A story of Alain Chouet reveals therefore rough the cosmesi of the truth, says therefore, of our government. It is hour of dargli the word. "my personal relationships with the Italians always have been optimal. For this still more they are astonished. Continuous to ask to me because the Sismi supports that behind this history we are. You story as the things have gone. It only landed to me to facts that I know personally ".

Alain Chouet holds to put in the first place in order given and protagonists. Substantial correction: the prologo of the "Nigergate" goes in scene in the summer of 2001, before the 11 september, at the hands of the Cia. "To the beginning of the summer of 2001, the Cia turns us a information as well as generic alarming how much. "the Iraq - Langley perceives - would be trying to acquire uranio from a Country African".

The Americans before add that to insospettirli it has been a travel, at least two years, of the ambassador iracheno near the Sede Saint in the Central African countries. The Americans, like praxis, do not reveal which it is the source of their information. Washington does not speak about Niger, but generically about Africa. The United States know that leaf in the former colonies does not move Africans francofone to ours insaputa. Above all in the field of the controproliferazione. For we, of the rest, that information, for how much generic one, is not a information like the others.

From Gulf War (1991) in then, France cannot allow itself that someone the accusations to underrate the programs of rearmament of Saddam Hussein. Therefore, when the Americans move in summer 2001, I tuck myself endured the sleeves. Assignment my men to put itself to the job in Africa. In Niger, obviously, but also in Namibia (you will understand soon because). The outcomes are of the all denied ones to you. To the end of August 2001, the allerta it is extinguished. After the attack to the Towers, between the september the 2001 and spring of the successive year, that information on the uranio nigerino returns to be an indistinct and insignificant noise of bottom. Then something happens... ".

For the Sismi this happens. The 21 september 2001, Gianfranco admiral Boats (predecessore of Pollari) sendes a cable to Langley with news of a happened transfer "in the ' 99 of staff iracheno in Niger during which they had been made also questions on the impoverito production of uranio in the two mines of the Country and on the modalities of export of that material". 15 October of that year insedia to the Sismi Nicolò Pollari. 18 October, with a letter of an average page and, Pollari explains to the Cia that "the news on the Niger arrives from a reliable source, even if it is not degree to estimate of the quality".

5 posted on 12/04/2005 10:47:40 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Stultis

Use in #5

6 posted on 12/04/2005 10:48:26 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: DurtySanches

Chouet was supposedly fired in July, 2002. There are all kinds of "experts" going around giving opinions.

7 posted on 12/04/2005 11:28:52 AM PST by popdonnelly
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Some backgound on Chouet and DGSE:

France's DGSE in Full Disarray

Note that Chouet was playing intelligence games, bypassing his nominal boss, and acting against the sitting president (Chirac) and in favour of one of the other candidates (the eventual loser, Lionel Jospin, socialist).

Maybe he was playing other games as well...

8 posted on 12/04/2005 1:04:10 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: DurtySanches

Alain Chouet hasn't debunked anything. This article repeats the same bunk that was refuted long ago:

n. 286 of 02-12-05 page 14
Niger-gate, therefore the 007 French accuse Cia and Sismi without tests (In Italian).

Sechi & Chiocci say they have the goods on the French 007s and the charges will stick. I guess we'll know for sure before too long since the FBI is now poking their nose in this matter.

9 posted on 12/04/2005 5:13:06 PM PST by MilleniumBug
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To: MilleniumBug

Check out the link I provided in post #8.

In 2002 the DGSE tried to provide assistance against the sitting (French) president, in favour of the socialist challenger. Does sound familiar, doesn't it?

10 posted on 12/04/2005 8:39:57 PM PST by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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