Sunday, 31 August 2008

Alexandre de Marenches

Count Alexandre de Marenches - Head o/t Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage (SDECE, French Intelligence); Founder o/t Safari Club (private Intelligence); Author

Count Alexandre de Marenches (June 7, 1921 - June 2, 1995) was a French military officer.

During the Second World War, Count de Marenches was aide de camp to General Juin. As such, he helped to coordinate the US military with the remaining French divisions.

He was head of the Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-Espionnage (SDECE, France's external intelligence agency) from November 6, 1970 to June 12, 1981.

Among other things, Count de Marenches is known to have predicted the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to an American journalist that immediately reported his conversation to US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and left for Kabul, "arriving in the same time as the Soviet tanks did" (Marenches in Dans le Secret des Princes).

In 1986, he co-authored Dans le secret des Princes ("In the Princes' secret", literally, published in English as The Evil Empire: Third World War Continues) with journalist Christine Ockrent about his days working in secret services.

In 1992, he co-authored The Fourth World War: Diplomacy and Espionage in the Age of Terrorism with David Andelman.


Alexandre de Marenches (the chief of French Intelligence under Giscard d'Estaing, himself a Knight of SMOM)
Baigent, Lincoln and Leigh in The Messianic Legacy (Henry Holt, New York, 1987) have added to the list of SMOM members Alexandre de Marenches, former chief of French Intelligence, and claim mysterious links between SMOM and the Priory of Sion.
Alexandre de Marenches SMOM member who set up the right wing intelligence and direct action group, the Safari Club. In 1978, Le Monde claimed that de Marenches led a domestic campaign of terrorism and disinformation while being head of the SDECE.
Suggested SMOM membership:
Besides having been a co-founder of Crozier's 61, Walters also was a good friend of French intelligence chief Alexandre de Marenches (104), who by 1976 had set up a secret private intelligence network of his own, the Safari Club. The Safari Club's network included the Shah of Iran, Saddam Hussein of Iraq, Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Ashraf Marwan of Egyptian intelligence, and Kamal Adham of Saudi intelligence (105). Count de Marenches was the biggest rival of Jean Violet within the SDECE, but because he was part of the same hard-right intelligence network he counted many of the same friends and associates, including Franz-Josef Strauss (106), William Casey (107), and Baron de Bonvoisin (108). All of these individuals have been named as members of Opus Dei or the Knights of Malta.
The Knights of Malta have had a knack for landing members in what I will call the Intelligence Net. A recent sampling from just the past 100 years:

* Alexander de Marenches, the head of French Intelligence during the ’70s and ’80s. According to one story, it was de Marenches who first referred to the Soviet Union as an “Evil Empire” in a private strategy meeting with Reagan on the Afghanistan situation, and Reagan liked the term so much that he adopted it as his own.
Alexandre de Marenches (Leiter des französischen Geheimdienstes).
Tell Barry that Bernard Law is a Knight of Malta along with Alexandre de
, former chief of French Intelligence under Giscard d'Estaing,
himself a Knight of Malta.
That is the same French Intelligence that sought
to give Saddam Hussein a nuclear reactor for the building of a nuclear
" - Jon Eric Phelps, author of Vatican Assassins.
SMOM member by mention:
Social Network Diagram:
France 1945-1995

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