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Gaddafi paid ransom and Israel recruited .. What is the story of the French spy journalist?

2019-10-21T15:04:19.188Z



Before his death last month, Frenchman Roger Oak revealed details of his previously unknown life. Not only is he a journalist who was a reporter in Beirut and held hostage there for a year, his life has been filled with things other than the press.

His life, according to the French newspaper Lutin, was a bus and a complex shadows over a large part of it and the reality only appeared in confessions, including his memoirs, which he wrote to write before his death last 58 years after a struggle for years with cancer.

Patrick Forstier, a colleague of Paris Match, says Roger Oak was an Arabist and bold.He worked as a correspondent in Lebanon during the war for a number of media such as Lacroix, Radio and Television Broadcasting (RTL) and Gamma, as well as Belgian, Swiss and Canadian radio stations.

Rogge asserts that his release from Lebanon in 1988 was the result of paying a very large ransom, according to his book "At the Service of the Republic's Intelligence," published by the French publishing house Fayard.

But Rogge points out that the ransom was not France but the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Double life
The man, who was living a double life, admits that he was not careful enough, which led him to take him hostage for 11 months, during which he says he felt that his prison "was actually internally."

He spent the rest of his life as a senior media correspondent, most notably the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, especially in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. He was, at the time, himself an intelligence agent.

Lutan commented on Rogge's disclosure that such information would have serious consequences for journalists, who have often been accused by some of them as agents of third parties.

And about how he joined Israeli intelligence, Rogge says that began two years after his release, where he was invited by a wealthy French in the summer of 1989 aboard a beautiful yacht full of beautiful girls off the city of Saint-Tropez.

"My name is Amos, I am Israeli. We have a pilot, Ron Arad, who has been detained in Lebanon since 1986. We believe your Lebanese editors can help us," he said.

Rogge later admits that Israeli intelligence services have paid him to carry out certain tasks, such as covert operations in Syria, under the guise of journalistic work, and stresses that he is "absolutely not embarrassed to disclose this information."

The journalist also worked with the French intelligence service, the General Directorate of External Security of France (DGSE), and also states that the CIA contacted him.

The Ambassador
Roger recounts how he left the editorial department of French-Moroccan television Midi-1 in 2008 to become a municipal councilor in Paris for the then-president Nicolas Sarkozy's party, and how that opened the way for him to become France's ambassador to Eritrea the following year, when he discovered the doctors until 2012. He has brain cancer.

Another exciting thing about this journalist, according to Lotan, is that he is the natural father of the well-known French right-wing politician, Marion Marshall Le Pen, who is the granddaughter of the renowned French political leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.

And why Roger wrote his memoirs, Lutan says it was the disease that prompted him.

Source: aljazeera

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