Friday, October 13, 2017

Doofus Of The Day #980

Today's award goes to a French "intelligence agent".

A French intelligence agent sent a text message by mistake to the mobile phone of a jihadist, inadvertently warning him that he was under surveillance and undermining an investigation, it emerged on Friday.

The target of the probe, described as an “Islamist preacher” based in the Paris area, immediately understood that his phone was being tapped and his movements monitored.

He called the agent to complain and warned his contacts that they were under surveillance. As a result, separate investigations by two different intelligence services came to nothing, M6 television reported.

“It was undoubtedly the worst mistake the agent ever made,” M6 commented. Interior ministry sources confirmed the report.

There's more at the link.

Sounds like a peculiarly unintelligent intelligence agent, if you ask me!



TommyG said...

It's always possible that no mistake was made.

C. S. P. Schofield said...

Clouseau lives!

Reg T said...

They don't happen to mention the cultural origin or religion of this "French" agent, do they? I think you are probably correct, TommyG.

BadFrog said...

Possibly deliberate?

Old NFO said...

ROTF, agree with CSPS... sigh