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The French deep state

The French deep state has ancient roots, but was reworked post World War 2. As with almost all European countries, Operation Gladio has been of major deep political importance since then.


France has a very aggressive and ruthless foreign policy.[citation needed] One of the main targets is keeping control over the resources in the 'former' French African colonial empire, where France uses all means necessary, including coups, counterfeiting currency, assassinations etc. [citation needed]


Te modern starting points for research into the ancient French Deep State, one can look at the old bourgeois networks, such as the "200 families"[1] that controlled the semi-private Bank of France, and that Socialist Prime minister Edouard Daladier in 1934 said "controlled the existing system and held all honest citizens to ransom".[citation needed]

Early 20th Century


La Cagoule was a French fascist-leaning and anti-communist group that used violence to promote its activities from 1935 to 1941, with many prominent members. They attempted to assassinate Léon Blum, the prime minister in 1936, and tried an aborted coup the night of November 15-16, 1937.[citation needed]


During the Vichy era, large parts of the grand bourgeois became discredited because of their collaborations with the Germans.

Post WW2

After WW2, power alignments shifted slightly. NATO was a constant influence until the assassination attempt on French President Charles de Gaulle (by the OAS with close ties to Gladio and NATO) France left the alliance in 1966.

New power elite networks include Le Siècle where the country's elite gathers for dinners once a month. The US Deep state uses networks such as the French-American Foundation to groom people for pseudo-leadership positions in the French establishment.[citation needed]

During the late 1940s French and US services cooperated with the Corsican mafia to crush Communist unions in Marseilles, in exchange for being allowed to run a heroin smuggling network, the French Connection.


In the early 1950s, Jean Violet set up the Pinay Cercle, which was to become a major supranational deep state milieux. Antoine Pinay, who was a chairman for some years. The group was important in the development of European Deep state.

Konrad Adenauer meets with Antoine Pinay and Jean Violet at the earliest known meeting of Le Cercle, on 18th August 1958

Since the end of WW2, the Corsican Mafia had control over large parts of the international opium trade, with assistance from the French intelligence service SDECE. They were pushed out of the market in the 1960s, when the CIA took over.[2]

The Organisation armée secrète was a right-wing French dissident paramilitary organization during the Algerian War (1954–1962). The OAS carried out terrorist attacks, including bombings and assassinations, in an attempt to prevent Algeria's independence from French colonial rule. They tried to assassinate president Charles de Gaulle several times, but failed.

President de Gaulle had his own "Committee" consisting of his closest politicial friends and intelligence officers, in charge of assassinating the President's enemies. The death list of approx. 30 people included independence leadersSekou Touré, Habib Bourguiba (both survived) and Enrico Mattei.[3]

The intelligence service SAC was transformed into De Gaulle's personal tool, combating the Algerian independence movement. Henrik Krüger wrote that when Algeria became independent in 1962, the service was used against his political enemies both at home and abroad, with deaths, corruption, industrial sabotage and election fraud.[4]

Pierre Commin suddenly died aged 51.


The Paris massacre of 1961 occurred on 17 October 1961, during the Algerian War (1954–62). Under orders from the head of the Parisian police, Maurice Papon, the French National Police attacked a demonstration of some 30,000 pro-National Liberation Front (FLN) Algerians and Frenchmen. After 37 years of denial and censorship of the press, in 1998 the French government finally acknowledged 40 deaths, although the real number is several hundred, maybe in the thousands.[Says who?]

The 1968 Markovic affair was a smear of Georges Pompidou.


Alexandre de Marenches, whose Safari Club helped globalise and integrate separate deep states into a single supranational deep state.

Alexandre de Marenches, the head of SDECE, founded the Safari Club which led on to the Supranational deep state. In 1979 Thierry de Montbrial set up the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), a "national think tank" target of outreach by the IfS.[5]

The Great Oil Sniffer Hoax

Full article: Great Oil Sniffer Hoax

The Great Oil Sniffer Hoax was a massive fraud to defraud oil companies, including Elf Aquitaine, by claiming to have a technology which could sniff oil deposits and so obviate the need for exploratory drilling. It was never properly investigated, suggesting some degree of support from the French deep state. David Teacher suggested that Jean Violet was involved.[6]

Sudden deaths

In 1975 Paul Stehlin, a visitor to the 1973 Bilderberg, died after being hit by a bus. In 1979, French Minister Robert Boulin died in unclear circumstances, officially declared a "suicide". The Boulin family declared that they did not accept the verdict of suicide and began waging a campaign in the press and the courts to re-open the case, which they believed was murder, and the case is still much talked about to this day.



Sudden deaths

Pierre Bérégovoy supposedly committed suicide in 1993, a month after ceasing to be French Prime Minister, and a year after attending the 1992 Bilderberg at which Peter Carrington moderated a discussion entitled "Remarks of Pierre Bérégovoy, Prime Minister of France".[7]

François de Grossouvre, head of the French branch of Gladio, died suddenly in 1994 in the presidential palace.[7]

21st Century

Nicolas Sarkozy rejoined NATO in 2009.


"War On Terror"

France has suffered various events refered to by commercially-controlled media as "Islamic terrorism", such as the Nice Truck attack". The French government has been uncritical in its support of "counterterrorism" such as the "War On Terror", banning some articles of clothing associated with Islam and limiting freedom of speech. In 2016, an apparent Daesh cell was discovered in Saumur.

Cold War 2.0

The French Integrity Initiative Cluster interfaces with the UK Deep State to joins forces in propaganda efforts. (See Avisa Partners)



Related Quotation

"Conspiracy theory"“There is in Italy a power which we seldom mention in this House ... I mean the secret societies... It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe — the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries — is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being covered with railroads. And what are their objects? They do not attempt to conceal them. They do not want constitutional government; they do not want ameliorated institutions ... they want to change the tenure of land, to drive out the present owners of the soil and to put an end to ecclesiastical establishments. Some of them may go further...”