An original translation by José Atento
Information was revealed by the French secret service during Parliamentary hearings on on the 2015 attacks
RIO – A Brazilian member of the Islamic state was preparing an attack on the French delegation during the Olympic Games in Rio, according to the results of a parliamentary survey released on Wednesday by the French newspaper “Libération”. The content was revealed during a hearing behind closed doors on May 26 with the head of the military intelligence (Direction du Renseignement Militaire), General Christophe Gomart, in a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry about the 2015 attacks in France. The report was the site of headline European newspaper.
In the published transcript, Gomart does not give many details about the attack plan and responds to parliamentarians he just learned about the information “through partners.”
According to “Libération”, this passage should not have gone public, which explains the apparent inconsistency of the transcript. In the text published on the National Assembly website, Gomart reports the monitoring carried out by the intelligence service on suspects originated from Yemen and Libya, when the subject suddenly appears, as can be seen below:
General Christophe Gomart: At least three sources with references to websites Daech [acronym of the Islamic State] in several Syrian cities could also be evaluated thanks to the knowledge and DRM catches [Direction du Renseignement Militaire] (…) These changes enable you to recover and confirm the information in the theaters of operations [military term].
George Fenech (Member): I had not heard of this Brazilian who intended to commit attacks against the French delegation at the Olympic Games. How do you know that?
General Christophe Gomart: For our partners.
In the evaluation of the newspaper, “our partners” would be countries with which France contributes in the fight against terrorism. The “Libération” highlights that Brazil plans an “anti-terrorist center” composed of US, British, Spanish and French experts.