Skip to comments.Former spy Herve Jaubert tells of James Bond-style escape after ‘torture threats’
Posted on 08/21/2009 9:09:53 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
A former French spy has told how, after being accused of a multimillion-pound fraud in Dubai, he disguised himself as an Arab woman and fled to international waters in a rubber dingy.
Herve Jaubert, who served in the French intelligence service until March 1993, said that he drew on his experience to escape after a joint business venture turned sour.
He said that he had been running a business in America building submarines when he was approached by Dubai World, a state-owned conglomerate, to form a joint venture making submarines, and he moved to Dubai in 2004.
Like an idiot I thought Dubai would be my new home and that I would want to stay there for ever, he said.
The dream ended in 2007 when, he said, Dubai World began to claim that expensive equipment was missing. Jaubert claims that the accusations were a pretext for the company to get rid of him and that he provided receipts proving that nothing was missing.
He claims that Dubai World then falsely accused him of smuggling weapons and called the police. He said that officers interviewed him three times, threatening to torture him.
I knew then that I had to escape, he said. I sent my wife and two children back to the United States. Once I was alone in Dubai, I turned to what I used to do before as an intelligence officer.
When I was a secret agent I was a ghost, but here it was different, I was not a ghost any more; these people had my picture. I decided to disguise myself as a woman and then I became a ghost. When you are covered from head to toe in an abaya and veil nobody talks to you, nobody looks at you. Wearing the
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Bond would used his beretta 418/walther ppk to settle the issue.
Not enough ammo in one, unfortunately. He did well to smuggle himself out as a “lady.”
Ah yes, good old Dubai.
Don’t you all just wish the Dubai Ports deal had gone through?
It seems that Dubai itself is rapidly going south, economy-wise.
Glad it didn’t even if the Rats were the reason.
The Dubai ports deal was an intelligence operation spoiled by the Bush haters.
In order to defeat black, one must deal in grey.
Actually, there were plenty of Conservatives that were
against the Dubai debacle.
Perhaps I’m misunderstanding your post?
Too many people never understood that, and still don’t.
The deal itself had the misfortune to be almost finalized too close to Katrina / N.O. and Harriet Miers nomination fiascoes. Nerves were raw and Republicans joined the “get Bush” campaign chorus and took it out on Dubai Ports World deal, sabotaging excellent intelligence as well as goodwill opportunity.