The first concern of countless servants of the state is to ensure its security and to defend its interests. However, a truly effective defense does not support publicity. For this reason, the state has, since its inception, special structures cultivating secrecy around their activities. But these different organizations are not simple cogs of the state machinery that its servants would activate like vulgar levers. They are the state itself. Its invisible fraction. The visible state, you already know it, needless to present it here. The invisible state, on the other hand, you only know what people deign to tell you about it. An injustice that this book intends to repair.
But first, we need to rid the reader of the stubborn prejudices about the secret service that are purposely conveyed by literature, cinema, press, television, intellectuals and other "scholars".
Thus, with the stated objective of providing this same reader with the prerequisites necessary for a full understanding of the work and its subject of study, I began by examining the word "secret" from an etymological and historical angle, a company rich in sizeable surprises since it will reveal, among other things, the unsuspected meaning of the famous "hand-in-waistcoat", or "hidden hand", thus exposing many agents of influence of the invisible State working through centuries.
Also in the context of this introduction, the symbology is then mentioned. By this last word, I mean above all what, in symbolic language, best evokes, expresses and represents intelligence services in the broader sense of the term, namely the invisible state. This will allow us to discover that members of the secret service have used the "supernatural", such as the ideal cover, to conceal their clandestine activities from the eyes of the profane people, for centuries, if not for millennia, and in all latitudes. A major revelation, if there is one, which will lead to even more surprising ones.
Finally, diving deeper into the rabbit hole, I have managed to establish an almost exhaustive list of biographical markers which, combined in the same individual, almost certainly betray their membership in the invisible state. Among a legion of examples, that of Constable Arnaud Beltrame.
Thus, this History of the Secret Services is not only a history book stricto sensu, but indeed a real user manual intended to make the reader penetrate to the heart of the functioning of the intelligence services of the whole world, of their astonishment. birthplace to this day, in France and elsewhere, from the Kennedys to the Benalla affair, from Moscow to the September 11 attacks. More than a thrilling tale rich in sensitive and unpublished information, this book will reveal to you which elite really rules our planet, how and how to guard against it.
Origins of the Secret Service
The genesis of intelligence services, inseparable from that of the state, is naturally discussed in the first part of this book. I thus propose a real return to the sources, from prehistoric times, where we learn that the collection of information by the human species goes back to the bottom of the ages and serves as a basis for the invisible state which was born in Sumer, almost six thousand years ago. By the way, this incredible antiquity of the secret services explains their current power and constitutes sensitive information as it allows us to lift the veil on many of their hidden characteristics.
From Lower Mesopotamia, the servants of the invisible state are probably at the origin of the invention of writing and, under their aegis, the new form of government that is the state spreads in the Middle East, as well as other writing systems, the two phenomena being intimately linked.
After a stop in Egypt, discussing the hidden function of the Old Kingdom pyramids and the complexity of intelligence services under the New Kingdom, this time the reader has the opportunity to discover how the Old Testament is full of historical information. on the Egyptian and Hebrew secret services. This raises the question of the excellence of the Jews of Antiquity in matters of intelligence and the possible use by their elite of the international network of ethnic kinship which then constitutes the European Jewish Diaspora in the Middle Ages, as a spy network. on a continental scale.
Asia is not forgotten either, as this book also gives pride of place to the dreaded Chinese secret agents and the "Invisibles" of ancient India. Then to conclude by describing the precise functioning of the secret services of Assyria and ancient Iran to those of Carthage and the Parthian Empire, passing through the regions of Ptolemaic Egypt and, of course, those of Rome where the reader will soon see in a whole new light the ins and outs of the famous episode of the Capitoline geese.
The second part of this book, the most dense, offers a series of biographical portraits, from Pythagoras, two and a half millennia ago, to Adolf Hitler, in the last century. But why speak of "ghosts" here? In the jargon of the intelligence community, the slang term "spook", which usually refers to a ghost, a ghost, a spectral apparition, is used to qualify a "spy". In total, about sixty portraits often responding to each other. And for good reason, since these are eminent agents of influence of the invisible State whose actions, heroic or bloody, public or, on the contrary, occult, left their mark on the history of entire human race. The reader will thus be invited to look at the lives of historical figures such as Julius Caesar, his opponent Arverne Vercingetorix, or even Judas Iscariot, whose membership in the secret services of the State of Israel under Roman occupation does henceforth no more doubt. Those still of Geneviève of Paris, of the Arab-Muslim general Khalid ibn al-Walid to whom Islam owes so much, of the scholar Al-Kindi, of the explorer Marco Polo, of Joan of Arc, one of our icons. nationals, and Guillaume de Nogaret, which allows for an unprecedented reinterpretation of the end of the Templar order.
Nothing has been omitted, either, of the major role played by the servants of the invisible state in the Spanish Inquisition, with the tragic figure of Tomás de Torquemada, in the conquest of the Americas, through the enigmatic Christopher Columbus. , or during the Protestant reform due to Martin Luther.
Finally, the seasoned historian as the simple curious will be greatly astonished to discover among these agents of influence such diverse personalities as Michel de Nostredame, alias Nostradamus, the queen Elisabeth Ire of England, but also the illustrious Molière, the philosopher Karl Marx, writer Edgar Allan Poe and the elusive serial killer Jack the Ripper.
The Truman Show
Which brings us to the third part of this book and to the most dramatic revelations, because they touch our immediate memory. So it is the responsibility of many intelligence services in the advent of Bolshevism in Russia or that of Nazism, and their active participation in the planning and then the execution of the Shoah.
Coming out of World War II, the reader will understand why I speak here of the "Truman Show", revealing barely believable facts about how the United States is administered by what is called a government of the United States. shadow nestled in the very heart of America's invisible state.
There will still be a question of occult advisers, and the improbable figure of an Alexander Benalla to suddenly reappear on this occasion. This among so many other subjects evoked in the last chapters of this work, among which, jumble, the famous "club of 27" and what is hidden behind its legend, the way in which the secret services infiltrate the oppositions, rise. legal hoaxes or invade the entertainment industry to exercise increasingly strong, effective and coercive control over and against the sleeping masses that this book aims to awaken. And like a gamble, this book ends on a note of humor before opening with a conclusion offered in the bold form of an urgent "What to do, now?" "
In many ways, this book is unique, both in substance and in form. There is at least one reason for this, which is simple and easy to understand. Indeed, unlike many of my fellow historians, I am not a member of the Invisible State, which means that I am in no way bound by any confidentiality or non-disclosure clause. I am not compelled to misinform, to lie openly, or to sin by omission. Simply to reveal to you the truth, the whole truth, nothing but the truth, to tell you what I know, and what I hold to be true or plausible, offering you a ready-to-use method, which, you will see it by yourself, has been proven, to better understand the world in which we live.
History of the Secret Service: The Shadow Theater of Reality, by Marc Legrand.