| Pierre-Henri Bunel |
Pierre-Henri Brunel at his 2001 trial
|Interests|| • NATO|
• Al Qaeda/Funding
Pierre-Henri Bunel, born in 1952, is a former French artillery and intelligence officer now working in construction and as a writer on radical Islam and the Serbian war. He has challenged the Western official narrative about "al Qaeda" and the official narrative of what hit the Pentagon on 9/11. He also has written a memoir.
Service in the French Military
After graduating from the prestigious military academy of Saint-Cyr, he entered the French army in 1972 and obtained the rank of major. During the Gulf War he was an aide to General Michel Roquejoffre.
At the end of 1998, when a member of the French delegation to Nato's military committee at the headquarters in Brussels, he was accused of treason between July and October 1998 for passing documents to Serbian colonel Jovan Milanovic.  These documents indicated the future strikes in Serbia during the Kosovo Conflict. While newspapers alleged a traditional pro-Serb bias in the French military, he claimed to be acting under orders of French intelligence services with the object of convincing the skeptical Serb government that the NATO threat of bombing was real.  On 15 December 2001 he was condemned by a military tribunal, demoted in rank and sentenced to five years in prison with three years were suspended.   He was freed from La Santé Prison in the spring of 2002.
In 2002 he collaborated in the book by Thierry Meyssan, Le Pentagate, for which he wrote chapter 4 entitled "The effect of a shaped charge." The book disputes the official version of the attack on the Pentagon in 2001 and alleges that the attack was made by a missile.
"Al Qaeda is a fiction"
Bunel asserts that al Qaida, understood as a terrorist network, is a fiction invented to consolidate the American public behind the aggressive policies of the United States. The origin of the term lies in the arabic word meaning 'the Base', and specifically indicated the computer intranet used for coded or covert messages by the mujaheddin.
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."
Adam Curtis in The Power of Nightmares makes a similar point, observing that in order to use the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act the US authorities needed a named organisation, and so they simply made up the name.
- Crimes de guerre à l'OTAN, Éditions n°1, 2000 ; complété et réédité chez Carnot, en 2001.
- Mes services secrets : Souvenirs d'un agent de l'ombre, Flammarion, 2001.
- Menaces islamistes, Carnot, 2001.
- Proche-Orient : Une guerre mondiale, Carnot, 2004.
- Le Cederom Montsegur Roman cryptographique, éditions ACE, 2004.
- " Al Quaeda, the database." - Global Research 20 November 2005
- "US/NATO Plans in support of Islamic Terrorists in the Balkans Z. Petrovic Pirocanac, Revelations of Former French Intelligence Official," June 3, 2005. Interview.
A Document by Pierre-Henri Bunel
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)|
|Document:Al Qaeda - the Database||article||20 September 2005||Al-Qaeda|
- French officer 'spied for Serbs Stephen Jessel, BBC News. November 2, 1998
- Former intelligence officer Bunel jailed WSWS 21 December 2001. This article is a 'must-read for insights into the murky duplicitous world of 'Intelligence'. The Brunel's arrest was at the instigation of US Intelligence who demanded a life sentence. As with all such matters it goes a lot deeper that the official narrative would have us believe.
- "French Nato spy faces treason trial" BBC News. 19 October 2001.
- "French major jailed as Serb spy" BBC News. 12 December 2001