The DGSI, France’s internal intelligence agency, claims that a former official was planning a coup d’etat to topple the French government. The plot was allegedly nicknamed “Operation Azur” by its members.
The DGSI claims that the mastermind behind the planned coup d’etat was Rémy Daillet-Weidemann, a former regional councillor in France.
According to the agency, Daillet-Weidemann was “setting up a hierarchical structure whose objective was to overthrow the government” and attack the head of state.
“Armed with homemade explosives, fueled by conspiracy theories and fermented during the pandemic, French authorities say ‘The Overthrow’ was a potentially dangerous creation.
According to documents seen by CNN from the DGSI, France’s internal intelligence agency, the group was a far-right network with diverse ideological roots but a single unifying aim: To topple the French government.”
Of course, CNN has “seen” these documents, but does not provide them for their readers, nor do they describe the details of this alleged plot, other than to give complicated and confusing descriptions of charges against Daillet-Weidemann, and to try desperately to link him to Q-Anon.
In October of 2021, Daillet-Weidemann was placed under formal investigation by French authorities for allegedly planning violent actions, “association with terrorist wrongdoers,” and “provoking a terrorist act by a third party through public telecommunications,” according to his lawyer Jean-Christope Basson-Larbi.
Thirteen other individuals were also being investigated at the time.
In a statement to CNN, Basson-Larbi said that his client “never proposed anything other than a peaceful overthrow — that is to say without violence and popularly supported, that’s to say with the support of the majority of the French population — of the current political regime.”
Basson-Larbi also claimed that “Operation Azur” was the product of “fantasies” that were not his client’s, and he had no knowledge of the plot.
“The discovery of arms, munitions, hit lists [and] explosive recipes had nothing to do with Mr. Daillet,” who was living in Malaysia at the time, Basson-Larbi said, adding that his client was not responsible for the “potentially criminal or violent” projects of individuals who “invoke certain of [Daillet-Weidemann’s] ideas or pretend to have been part of his movement or claim to adhere to his political ideas.”