Beyond the Dutroux Affair: The reality of protected child abuse and snuff networks

The victim-witnesses | the investigators | the accused | the apparently assassinated | Superclass Child Abuse Research Center
By: Joël van der Reijden | Date: July 25, 2007
The information in this article is not suited for anyone below the
age of 18, as it involves extreme sexual violence against children. A
certain amount of normally-illegal visual evidence (it is censored)
has been included.


July 7, 2015 note: The ”Dutroux” X-Dossiers have virtually NOTHING to do with Dutroux himself. Dutroux had NO connections to the establishment. The details are all explained here.

Countries as The Netherlands and France are dealt with in separate articles.
As for British cases,
a lot of mainstream news reports from 1990 to 2015 have been included
in the right margin of this article. Behind the scores of MPs, lawyers,
police officers and petty criminals also in England evidence is
repeatedly pointing to the same superclass involvement – with now dozens
of police officers and several newsmen complaining that Special Branch
has been gagging everyone and destroying evidence for decades when
pedophilia involved VIPs. The accusations are right there in mainstream
newspapers. Maybe, just maybe, things are really starting to change.

“What you have to
understand, John, is that sometimes there are forces and events too
big, too powerful, with so much at stake for other people or
institutions, that you cannot do anything about them, no matter how evil
or wrong they are and no matter how dedicated or sincere you are or how
much evidence you have. This is simply one of the hard facts of life
you have to face.”
Former CIA director,
Cercle member and Opus Dei sympathizer William Colby giving advice to
his friend Senator John DeCamp, urging him to cease his investigation
into the Franklin child abuse affair and to write a book about his
experiences (‘The Franklin Coverup’, 2nd edition, foreword).

Belgium’s biggest secret.
“From East Belfast’s
Kincora Boys’ Home, via Leicestershire, Staffordshire and London, to the
children’s homes of Clwyd, we have witnessed 25 years of cover-up.
Cover-up, not to protect the innocent but to protect the regularly named
elements of the British establishment who surface whenever widespread
evidence of child abuse is exposed. From the public schools right
through to the Catholic and Anglican churches, child abuse has been
allowed a special place of sanctuary… Social workers, police,
security services, local and national political figures remain the
common factors in the fall-out from the [child abuse] inquiries… In
case after case the cycle is described – a child is ‘taken into care’,
then abused in a home, handed on to an outside pedophile ring and out on
to the rent-boy/prostitution circuit beyond, if they live that long…
Journalists find themselves battling first with authority, then with the
libel laws, to publish the truth about a vast web of abuse.”
June 6, 1996, The
Guardian, ‘True scandal of the child abusers’. These lines were written
by the author of the article and are not quotes.

“I look at him [inspector De
Baets], and I really want to believe him, but somewhere, I know that I
will never make it. The people I have known are too powerful, too
influential, too untouchable. I realize that; the investigators not
Victim-witness Regina
Louf (X1) from Belgium describes her thoughts when she first began to
testify in secret in September 1996 (1998, ‘Zwijgen is voor Daders,’ p.
1. Important notes (2010)
2. Foreword
3. Where things began: Dutroux’s reign of terror
4. Failure to catch Dutroux
5. Nihoul
6. Victim-witnesses come forward
7. Questioning the alters
8. A sniff of extreme abuse
9. Girls X1 had witnessed being murdered
10. Who backed up the claims of X1
11. Dismantling the investigation
12. Questionable and extremely compromised researchers
13. The accused in finance
14. The accused in (private) intelligence and politics
15. The US connection continued
16. More on Satanism, ritual abuse and Opus Dei involvement
17. Conclusion
18. More extensive articles: Belgium, France, Netherlands
19 Notes
“Imagine, everywhere you hear
that story about a blackmail dossier in which organizations of the
extreme right are in the possession of pictures and videos on which a
number of prominent people in and around Brussels have sex with young
girls; minors it is said. The existence of this dossier has always been
vehemently denied. Until it was proven that testimonies and videos of
this affair indeed were in the possession of the police services. An
officer of the judicial police (Marnette, H.G.) denied the existence of
these videos, while afterwards this person’s superior admitted that
they did exist, that they were kept with the judicial police in
Brussels, but that they were completely worthless.
because this stuff needs to be deposited with the registrar and not be
kept in the possession of some police service. Subsequently, examining
magistrate Jean-Marie Schlicker confirms that this dossier does indeed
exist, but that he wishes not to give any testimonies about it. The at
first non-existing dossier turns out to exist. The videos without
substance then turn out to be interesting enough after all to be handed
over to the examining magistrate tasked with the investigation into the
Gang of Nijvel. But this person subsequently is afraid to testify about
that! What do you think that has been going on here?”
September 1989,
Congressman Hugo Coveliers, secretary of the special investigating
committee tasked with evaluating the way gangsterism and terrorism is
combated in Belgium (1988-1990), to Humo magazine (1990, Hugo Gijsels,
‘De Bende & Co’, pp. 133-134). Coveliers became a senator in 1995.
“When I saw in how much
trouble he got [sergeant Michel Clippe, who had convinced her to
testify] and how my own dossier evolved, I decided to quit. In any case,
even back then you could already see how the people surrounding De
Baets were collectively being stonewalled. They didn’t stand a chance.”
Victim-witness X2, a
police officer. Because of her job she recognized many judges and
attorneys among her former abusers. Certain names and details were also
given by X1 and other witnesses (1999, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 321).
“Only very few reporters are
still listening to me, listen to my cry for help. They are not allowed
to publish or broadcast. They all tell me that they are stonewalled by
their bosses… The aggression of some of the magazines, newspapers and
tv programs is frightening. This is not normal anymore, this is a war in
which the victims have become disposable waste.”
Victim-witness Regina
Louf (X1) about the media’s reaction to the initially open-minded
reports about the X1 case by De Morgen and Panorama in January 1998
(1998, ‘Zwijgen is voor Daders,’ p. 257).
Important notes (2010)
  1. This site continues to be visited by
    Belgian and Dutch Justice departments, just as many major news outlets.
    There’s never been one complaint about the pictures used.
  2. Some of the earlier used America-based
    sources to compare the Dutroux Affair with have been deleted. Not
    reliable. Most other (alternative) writings on this topic tend to be
    superficial, partly wrong, undocumented, possibly written with damage
    control in mind, and/or mixed in with typical disinformation.
  3. For all the people who have faith in the alternative media: Alex Jones only published this article (as a news item) on Prison Planet after paying him $500.
    And only then did several other major “alternative” sites pick it up
    (Rense; D.I. in the UK; H.M. in Canada). But interestingly, soon
    thereafter, the amount of money offered didn’t seem to matter anymore.
    After some initial support years back for several superficial articles,
    they mostly refuse to link to the infinitely more detailed and more
    documented articles about the Pilgrims, the 1001, Le Cercle or the
    follow-up articles of Beyond Dutroux.
  4. On the internet you can find several
    prominent skeptical articles about the only witness who ever went
    public: X1. It’s obvious that these articles still have a huge capacity
    to seed doubt. Just know that all of the claims they make have been based on manipulations, as this article will show.

A number of Dutch and French language books have appeared on the
Dutroux affair since 1996, with one standing out above the rest. This
is the generally hard-to-get 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’, written by
respected investigative journalists Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie
Bulté and Douglas De Coninck. Page after page they explain how the most
important aspects of the whole Dutroux investigation, in which Dutroux
ultimately became a minor detail, were manipulated and finally
discarded. The book presented the most powerful case possible for a
massive cover up. However, there was one thing the authors couldn’t do
and that was to publish the names of those who had been accused by a
whole range of witnesses. The reason is obvious: if the authors would
have published these names they would have been paying damages for the
rest of their lives.

A lot of information in this article can be found
in the book ‘The X-Dossiers’, with the primary difference being that
all the names of the alleged abusers have been included. This has become
possible because the Dutroux dossier, including the testimonies of the
X-witnesses, were leaked to a number of reporters in the late 1990s.
Both the final Dutroux dossier, which has largely been sanitized from
any important information, and a summary of official reports from
August 1996 to May-June 1997 have been used by this author to verify the
claims made in a number of books and to find out the identities of the
alleged abusers. Seeing the names and reading the biographies can be
quite a shock initially, but it will also clarify how a cover up of
this magnitude was possible.
The power of the Dutroux affair and its X-Dossiers
is that it will enable anyone to see how a state can be controlled and
undermined by a cabal that is able to place its “members” in crucial
positions in any investigation that might lead to its own exposure. The
question of why the majority of the media is so cooperative is the
only aspect that cannot be fully explained in this article, although it
can be shown that the media is willingly working with official
investigators in manipulating and debunking all aspects of an
investigation that are not appreciated by this cabal.
Some might find it unethical to publish the names
of mere suspects, especially when talking about child abuse. The
author fully agrees with this argument, but only under normal
circumstances in which an investigation is carried out the way it should
be. This has not happened in the Dutroux affair, in which the honest,
competent and dedicated researchers, together with the most important
witnesses, have unjustly been persecuted, harassed, tarred and feathered
by the media and the judiciary, with help from some of the
alleged child abusers. That’s why the investigation, which has been
dead and buried for many years now, should be taken public. And let’s
not forget that the X-Dossiers involve a whole range of witnesses whose
claims overlap and in many cases involve highly specific details that
have been verified by detectives. It can also be argued that the
mainstream press was anything but discrete in late 1996 when they
published the names of the politicians Elio Di Rupo and Jean-Pierre
Grafe as alleged child abusers. The evidence these claims were based on
was meager to say the least and many times less powerful than the
combined testimonies of the X-witnesses. But, of course, the purpose of
this event was not to inform the public; it was an effort to discredit
the rumors about high level involvement in child abuse networks. It was
known that sooner or later the X-witnesses would reach the news and
this was one of the “pre-emptive strikes” against these witnesses.
Several appendixes have been attached to this article. Most of these appendixes, which include long lists of accused, victims, investigators and apparently assassinated,
were more or less finished before a beginning was made with writing
this article. It has actually taken about 1,5 years to fill in all the
biographies and translate the necessary passages of all the Dutch and
French sources used, but this was definitely worth the effort as it gave
tremendous insight in what has been going on in Belgium since the late
1970s, and provided some perspective to reports that have come from the
United States and elsewhere. It might be the last thing you’d expect
from a country with only ten million inhabitants, but Belgium’s
history of internal subversion takes quite a while to get through.
Where things began: Dutroux’s reign of terror
In the afternoon of August 13, 1996, progress
was finally made: a number of individuals were arrested on strong
suspicions that they had been responsible for a wave of kidnappings of
young girls. Within days these suspicions were backed up with solid
evidence, but the arrest of Dutroux and some of his associates turned
out to be only the beginning of the biggest scandal in Belgian history.
The media attention had begun in June 1995 with the
disappearance of two 8 year old girls, Julie Lejeune and Melissa Russo.
Almost exactly two months later, the 17 year old An Marchal and the 19
year old Eefje Lambrecks went missing. Additional media attention was
drawn to the latter case as the last thing these girls did was visit the
show of Rasti Rostelli, a prominent magician, in which they had been
hypnotized. Needless to say, the affair ended the career of the
magician, even though he had almost immediately been cleared as a
suspect. In late 1995, the BOB (Belgian FBI and branch of the
gendarmerie) largely ceased to investigate the case. However, the
disappearance of An and Eefje remained prominent, because a foundation
named Marc & Corinne, set up several years earlier and named after
two teenagers who had been brutally murdered, used its limited funds to
spread posters of the girls’ faces all over Belgium and the
Netherlands. In the end this made no difference; the girls weren’t
found, nor those responsible, and in May 1996 history repeated itself.
This time the 12 year old Sabine Dardenne disappeared, and again the BOB
was unable to find the kidnappers or the girl. People became more
worried for their children with every kidnapping. Confidence in the
police and judiciary, traditionally already quite low, began sinking to
new depths.
Things changed later that year. On Friday, August
9, 1996 the 14 year old Laetitia Delhez disappeared in Bertrix, a town
located in the district of Neufchateau, near the border of France and
Luxemburg. Michel Bourlet, prosecutor of the king in Neufchateau, was
tasked with the case and appointed examining magistrate Jacques Langlois
to coordinate the investigation. When Langlois left for vacation the
following Monday, Bourlet replaced him with his close colleague
Jean-Marc Connerotte. The latter duo had already become well known in
1994 for not being allowed to solve the murder on Andre Cools, a
socialist politician.
The same Monday that Connerotte took over from
Langlois, BOB adjutant Jean-Pierre Peters reported a breakthrough in the
investigation. Of the several dozen tips, two turned out to be very
useful. Two witnesses had seen an old white van driving around Bertrix
the day Laetitia disappeared. In one of these two cases a student was
afraid the driver of the van was planning to steal his bike. As luck
would have it, the 22-year-old had a passion for cars and reported to
the police the exact type of van and a good chunk of its license plate,
as the first three letters reminded him of the name of his sister. In no
time Dutroux’s name, a known pedophile, came out of the computer. A
crisis meeting was held in Bertrix that evening and the following day
Dutroux, his wife Michele Martin, and his sidekick Michel Lelievre were
arrested. In the following days their testimonies led to the retrieval
of two girls, Sabine and Laetitia, in Dutroux’s basements. Belgium’s
case of the century was about to begin.
Failure to catch Dutroux
In the following months and years details came out
about the failure of the police and BOB to catch Dutroux in an earlier
stage. Although usually not presented in such a way, most of these
rather odd failures can be ascribed to BOB officer Rene Michaux.
As head of Operation Othello, a surveillance
operation against Dutroux from August 10, 1995 to January 1996, he
practically knew everything there was to know about this already
convicted, violent pedophile. From all sides evidence was presented to
him that Dutroux not only had kidnapped Julie and Melissa, but also An
and Eefje. However, Michaux ignored evidence presented by such
informants as Claude Thirault, to whom Dutroux had mentioned how to
kidnap young girls and how much you could get for them; Dutroux’s
mother, who had gathered evidence from her son’s neighbors that he was
likely involved in the kidnappings; and police officer Christian
Dubois, who early on was on the trail of the gang of Nihoul, which would
immediately have led to Dutroux.
In between all these reports, the video cameras
aimed at Dutroux’s Marcinelle home as part of Operation Othello failed
to register Dutroux bringing in An and Eefje on August 22, nor would
Michaux’s team notice Eefje’s failed escape attempt on August 25, in
which she briefly climbed out the bathroom window to shout for help. An
and Eefje were taken out of the house in September and murdered.
When finally forced to search Dutroux’s Marcinelle
home for reasons not related to the kidnappings, Michaux decided to
ignore the voices of two young girls, seemingly not even trying to get a
response from them. He also didn’t think that Dutroux’s odd L-shaped
basement, with one wall much newer than all the others, was reason
enough to tear it down, nor did he recognize the significance of such
items as vaginal cream, a speculum, chains, and a videotape with the
name of a program on it dealing with missing children. Two other videos
which would have shown Dutroux working on his basement and him raping a
14 year old girl were returned to Dutroux’s wife, apparently without
having been reviewed by his team. This failure of properly searching
Dutroux’s home apparently led to the death of Julie and Melissa, who are
believed to have died from starvation in Dutroux’s basement. It also
led to the kidnapping of Sabine and Laetitia after Dutroux got out of
jail in March 1996.
Rene Michaux, one of the world’s most incompetent police officers.
In August 1996, after Dutroux had been arrested on
suspicions that he had kidnapped Laetitia, Michaux led another three
hour search in Dutroux’s Marcinelle home where at that moment Sabine and
Laetitia were located. Needless to say, Michaux not only failed to find
the girls, which could possibly have led to the release of Dutroux,
he also hadn’t noticed the letters Sabine had hidden under Dutroux’s
carpet. Luckily, the location of the girls would be pointed out by
Dutroux 48 hours later, after it had become clear to him there was no
way out this time, especially not with his lackey Michel Lelievre
spilling the beans.

These failures of Michaux led to strong criticism from the parents
of An Marchal, who went to inspect Dutroux’s basement themselves. The
parents of Melissa Russo filed an official complaint against him. When
Bourlet criticized Michaux in 2004 over his failure to even find
Sabine’s letters, and seemingly implied this might not have been
unintentional, Michaux could only react by calling Bourlet a “liar” and stating that “he sure wouldn’t have found Laetitia under the carpet.”
These intellectual replies were soon followed by threats to sue for
libel. Michaux’s extreme incompetence was rewarded with a new position
as a local police commissioner.

Following is a brief recap of Dutroux’s life and
how extraordinarily incompetent the judiciary had to be to allow him to
go on kidnapping girls.
  • Dutroux’s had a long history of physically abusing women.
  • Convicted in November 1988 for kidnapping,
    photographing, torturing and raping five girls between the age of 11 and
    19. Also convicted for torturing an older woman by putting a razor in
    her vagina. He tried to force her into giving him money.
  • In April 1992, PSC Minister of Justice
    Melchior Wathelet approved Dutroux’s release from prison. Although it is
    normal in Belgium to be released after a third of the sentence has been
    served out, many in the system who worked with Dutroux did not agree
    with this decision. Dutroux was known to them as a manipulative
    psychopath without any regrets for his crimes. In fact, he never even
    admitted to them. Interestingly, Wathelet would be accused in the
    X-Dossiers of being a violent child abuser himself, together with some
    of his known proteges and associates. [1]
  • After his release, Dutroux received an
    unusually large amount of sleeping pills and sedatives from his doctor,
    which he would later use to quiet the girls he abducted. [2]
  • In his house in Marcinelle, near Charleroi,
    where he lived most of the time, Dutroux began constructing a concealed
    dungeon in the basement. In early 1993, the unemployed, small-time
    criminal Claude Thirault, who rented one of Dutroux’s homes, was hired
    by Dutroux as a handyman to install water drains beneath one of his
    newly-bought houses. Although Thirault thought this was a bit unusual,
    he didn’t mind doing it. But a few days into the job two girls walked
    past the house they were working on, prompting Dutroux to remark to
    Thirault: “If you want to kidnap them, you’ll make 150,000 franks
    [about 4000 euro]… Grab them from behind, put a sedative drug under
    their nose, pull them into the car, and lock the doors.”
    [3] Dutroux went on to explain how he had plans to abduct girls, lock them up in his basement and transport them abroad. [4]
    Thirault, an occasional police informant, went to the police, and as a
    result Dutroux’s houses were searched some months later, in December,
    the official reason being that he was suspected of a car theft. The
    police officers noticed Dutroux’s modified basement, but did not find
    any girls. His house was searched again in June 1994 and it appeared to
    the officers that he had stopped working on the basement.
  • In June 1995, Dutroux was sued for having illegally widened an opening to his basement in an effort to put in a venting tube. [5]
  • Thirault went back to the police after
    Julie and Melissa had disappeared to remind them of Dutroux’s ideas
    about kidnapping girls and the modifications to his basement. The police
    got back to Thirault a few days later and asked him if he had some more
    solid evidence, apparently needed if the house of this known pedophile
    was to be searched. [6]
  • On June 24, 1995, examining magistrate
    Martine Doutrewe became head of the ‘Julie and Melissa cell’, tasked
    with finding the missing girls. Unfortunately for the girls, Doutrewe
    left for vacation in Italy within days of being assigned to this post
    and would not return until early August 9 (38 years
    old at the time; suffered from cancer and had already planned to
    recover from an operation; died in 1999; in 1995, her husband was under
    investigating for having embezzled millions of euros)
    . No other
    permanent investigating judge was appointed in her place which
    significantly impacted the efficiency of the entire investigation. [7]
    Doutrewe would never seriously get involved with the BOB operation
    that was to monitor Dutroux’s daily activities. The magistrate also
    never tried to arrange a phone tap, a search warrant or approval for a
    financial investigation. [8]
  • On August 10, 1995, a group of BOB officers
    began monitoring Dutroux’s movements under the code name Operation
    Othello. A time lapse video camera was used less than 2% of the total
    observation period [9] and operations were suspended at 10 o’clock each evening. [10]
    The operation was so ineffective that on August 22, Dutroux was able
    to kidnap An and Eefje and lock them up in his house -completely
    unnoticed. On August 25, Eefje managed to grab her clothes, crawl out
    of the bathroom window and shout for help. Although she was pulled back
    in by Dutroux within seconds, the observers never noticed anything. A
    few weeks later the girls were taken out of the house -again
    unnoticed- and murdered. Dutroux was also able to kidnap three
    teenagers he suspected of having double-crossed him and lock them up in
    his house without any cameras or observers noticing anything. In
    addition, Dutroux had murdered Bernhard Weinstein during the period
    that he was under observation.
  • On September 4, 1995, Dutroux’s mother, who
    advised against the 1992 release of her son, anonymously informed
    Rene Michaux, investigative head of Operation Othello, that the
    neighbors of Dutroux were very suspicious about his activities. Windows
    were blackened out, Dutroux was always making noise in the basement,
    the garden was filled with used car tires, and two girls “of 16 or 18 years old”
    had recently been seen in his garden. These girls had never been
    observed during daylight. This information somehow didn’t make it to the
    investigating team that was working on the case of An and Eefje, who
    were 17 and 19 years old. [11]
  • On December 6, 1995, Dutroux was arrested for
    having been involved in stealing a truck and kidnapping and torturing
    three teenagers he suspected of having restolen the vehicle (one of the
    teenagers had escaped and informed the police). Under the leadership of
    gendarme officer Rene Michaux, Dutroux’s homes were searched on
    December 13 and again on December 19. One or more children were heard
    crying by Michaux and the locksmith (this person did not know anything
    about Dutroux being a suspect in the kidnapping of girls) accompanying
    him. They went to look in the basement, which clearly had a whole
    section which had recently been modified [12], but couldn’t find anything, leading Michaux to conclude that the voices must have come from outside. [13]
    The parents of Julie Lejeune, one of the children that was locked up
    there at the time, would later prove that normal communication was
    possible with someone locked up in one of the cells. [14]
    Additionally, during the December 13 search of Dutroux’s basement,
    Michaux found vaginal cream, chloroform, a speculum (medical instrument
    used to dilate bodily orifices) and chains, which to him were no cause
    for alarm. Videos were confiscated, which showed Dutroux working on his
    basement and raping a number of (unknown) girls. On one of the tapes
    the text “Perdu de Vue, Marc” was written, a reference to the tv program
    ‘Lost From Sight’ which dealt with missing children, and on which Julie
    and Melissa had also featured. Michaux and team never watched the tapes
    and gave them back to Dutroux’s wife, Michele Martin. [15]
  • In the afternoon of December 13, after the
    disastrous search in Dutroux’s Marcinelle home, Michaux met with police
    officer Christian Dubois. Both had been working on a recent phenomenon
    involving occupants of white Mercedesses following and photographing
    schoolgirls. On this occasion, Dubois informed Michaux that he had an
    informant who had stated that the white Mercedesses belonged to a
    pedophile network centered around a company called Achats Services
    Commerces (ASCO; not to be confused with X1’s abuse and snuff factory)
    located in the Brussels’ suburbs. According to the informant, the
    occupants of the white Mercedesses were putting together catalogs of
    pictures of children. Their clients could pick one of these kids, which
    would then be kidnapped, locked up in Belgium for a while, and then
    exported to eastern Europe or Thailand. The price for each child would
    be about 7500 euros. During their conversation Michaux told Dubois
    about Dutroux. Dubois recalled: “I remember that Michaux told me that
    Dutroux went to countries in eastern Europe… The sums he mentioned
    for the kidnappings were similar to those given to me by my informant…
    Even today this still keeps me awake at night. I feel responsible.
    Afterwards, in 1996, I looked into Dutroux… You just felt it. This was
    the man we were looking for!”
    Michaux undertook no action and the
    Verwilghen Commission would later scratch its head why. ASCO turned out
    to be a highly interesting company. It was incorporated on July 2,
    1991, primarily by Jean-Louis Delamotte, a friend and regular business
    partner of Michel Nihoul. Nihoul, Bernard Weinstein, Michel Lelievre and
    Michele Martin (not Dutroux) had all been spotted on a regular basis in
    the immediate surroundings of the company. People in the neighborhood
    had also noted that Nihoul was often surrounded by young negro girls and
    had the impression that these girls were on transit. Five mattresses
    and some baby milk were found inside the company’s headquarters after
    it had gone bankrupt in 1994. Delamotte’s company Soparauto, registered
    at the same address, owned 5 white
    Mercedesses, all with French license plates, as had been reported. [16] Delamotte would later also be pointed out as the thug who intimidated one of the X-witnesses [17], including the person who had initially looked after this witness.
  • On March 20, 1996, Dutroux was released
    unusually early on “humanitarian reasons”; his wife was about to have a
    baby. Operation Othello, the program that was monitoring Dutroux’s
    movements, had been shut down in January, because Dutroux was in jail.
    The operation was not revived after his release.
  • In August 1996, Dutroux was finally caught by
    Michel Bourlet and Jean-Marc Connerotte. Sabine, one of two girls
    locked in the basement, had hidden letters under Dutroux’s carpet.
    Michaux failed to find them, for which he would be criticized by Michel
    Bourlet in 2004. [18]
  • Even though more than 10 years have passed
    since Dutroux was arrested on suspicions of having kidnapped Laetitia,
    largely because of Michaux it is still somewhat of a mystery how many
    videos were confiscated in late 1995 and in August 1996. [19] Initial reports after Dutroux’s arrest stated that the justice department was in the possession of more than 300 videos [20];
    within several weeks this number was upped to 5,000 videos. Reports
    that Dutroux’s accomplices, including a number of high level officials,
    could be seen on these tapes also began to appear. [21] In the end, this seems to have been a huge exaggeration [22], even though the exact amount of videos remains a bit of a mystery. [23] Most estimates today are below 100, and only a portion of these videos appear to have shown Dutroux abusing young girls.
Michel Nihoul, Dutroux’s apparent link to
the upper echelons of the network. Found guilty by the jury, before it
was overruled by the presiding judges. [31]
Nihoul is the ultimate example of an unscrupulous villain, but for some
reason he has enjoyed the protection of many magistrates and media
One of the most important reasons for
speculation about a network has been Michel Nihoul. This person had been
arrested on August 16 after the investigators of Bourlet and Connerotte
found out that on August 10, one day after Lelievre and Dutroux had
kidnapped Laetitia, Nihoul had supplied Lelievre, free of charge, with
1,000 XTC pills. The original investigators immediately suspected that
these pills served as a payment for the kidnapping of Laetitia,
suspicions which were only fueled when Nihoul was unable to provide an
alibi for August 8 [24],
the day when at least 8 witnesses claim to have seen Nihoul in Bertrix
at and around the location where Laetitia would be kidnapped the next
day. Additionally, some of these witnesses claimed to have seen Nihoul
in the presence of Dutroux (or his van), who was carrying out an initial
surveillance that day. [25]
Both Dutroux’s wife Michele Martin and Michel Lelievre specified that
Dutroux, at least in some cases, kidnapped girls according to specific
wishes of clients. Martin stated that one of these clients was Michel
Michele Martin, Dutroux’s wife:
“I have heard Marc
personally telling Lelievre that he should bring a girl for Michel
Nihoul. If I haven’t mentioned that before, that is because I’m afraid
of that gang, I mean Nihoul, Marc Dutroux and others in Brussels. I mean
well-placed individuals who Nihoul knew. The connections of Nihoul made
me fear for my children and myself… I was afraid, because Jean-Michel
Nihoul, Marc Dutroux and Michel Lelievre were part of a gang that was
involved in all kinds of business, like drugs, pills, girls and forged
papers [ISGP note: for which Nihoul would later indeed be convicted,
just as human trafficking]. I have to say that at the time of the
kidnapping of Sabine and Laetitia, Michel Nihoul, as I already stated,
often called to Sars, to my home. He was looking for Marc Dutroux. He
didn’t call for me. When Nihoul tried to reach Marc he always remained
vague. I never knew why he called so often to Marc Dutroux. Over time I
became more and more convinced that Marc Dutroux and Jean-Michel Nihoul
did things that couldn’t stand the light of day and which I was not
supposed to know about.”

quot;By the way, Marc told me that he
went more and more to Brussels and met an increasing number of people
in light of his activities with Michel Nihoul… Nihoul always gave me
the impression that he had many connections that he could count on. Marc
Dutroux told me that Nihoul had taken care of many of Lelievre’s
problems: he had prevented that he was arrested, he had worked out his
fines and solved his money problems. Marc had accurately sensed that he
would benefit from continuing to see Nihoul, because of his connections
and those of his wife, the lawyer. The more they saw each other, the
more they opened up of course. I think that at a certain moment a mutual
trust was built. I see evidence of that in a conversation between
Lelievre and Marc that I coincidentally heard and in which Dutroux said
that they had to bring back a girl for Nihoul. I think that Jean-Michel
had influence on Marc Dutroux. Marc often told me that he was impressed
by the connections Nihoul had.”

Michel Lelievre:
“Marc always told me
that he kidnapped girls for people who had placed an order with him.
When he came out of prison in March 1996, I asked him who did the orders
when he was in jail. He answered me that somebody else did that and
that he certainly wasn’t the only one. When we went to pick up a girl,
Marc wanted that she corresponded with the order, small hips. He gave
me a description of the girl that we were looking for. [One day] I asked
him why they [An and Eefje] were still with him even though he claimed
he had an order. He told me that the people who had placed the order
had come, but that they weren’t interested in them… Dutroux explained
me that he conditioned the girls to be obedient and submissive when
they arrived at customers…”

“I would like to reveal other things about
Jean-Michel Nihoul, but I don’t want that these testimonies are taken up
in the dossier. As I said, I fear for my life and those around me. I
remind you that Nihoul told me the following: ‘if you cross me, I will
destroy you’. With those words he made it known to me that he would kill
me or have me killed.”

Dutroux and Nihoul.
Although convicted for financial fraud, drug- and human trafficking due to an overwhelming amount of evidence [30],
Nihoul was ultimately acquitted from charges that he was involved in
the kidnapping and murder of any of Dutroux’s girls. However, to anyone
who has taken an in depth look into the case, it’s clear that a whole
lot of leads had to be ignored and discarded before this conclusion
could be reached [32], raising two important questions: How, and why?
Victim-witnesses come forward
Probably the most important (and
underreported) thing that happened in the aftermath of the Dutroux
affair was that a number of victims from pedophile networks felt that
this was their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to testify about what
they had experienced. Until Connerotte and Bourlet were able to arrest
Dutroux and Nihoul, and retrieve two missing girls, these
victim-witnesses did not know who in the Justice Department they could
trust. Many of these victims already had tried to speak to the
authorities, but investigations never got off the ground. The victims
knew the reason: among their abusers were the most powerful men in
Belgium: police commissioners, gendarme officers, judges, bankers,
businessmen, politicians and high nobility figures.
Not all, but most of these
victims who came to Neufchateau to testify about “the network” were
designated with an X, followed by a number. Although some of these women
later on turned out to have known each other from the network, at the
time they decided to testify to Neufchateau none of them had been in
contact with each other for many years. Their interviews were conducted
separately and they did not have access to each other’s testimonies. A
short introduction to each victim follows. [33]
in 1969. Abused and neglected by her parents. When 2 years old, sent to
her grandmother in Knokke, who owned a hotel-villa that was used as a
brothel for high-level pedophiles and sadists. Pedophile videos were
also shot here. Introduced to her pimp, Tony Vandenbogaert, at age 4 who
began to take her to other locations for sexual abuse and torture. Sent
back to her parents in Gent in June 1979 for a variety of reasons.
Extremely neglected by her parents for several months until her old pimp
showed up again. For years she was taken to abuse- and torture parties.
Managed to hook up with a boy she fell in love with, married, and
immediately moved out in 1988, which appears to have saved her from
ending up in a snuff movie. Never managed to break away completely from
the network. Sometimes when her husband left the house for a few days to
work as a truck driver, her pimp and some of his associates would show
up and take her with them to locations where children were abused. On
these occasions she was raped herself or had to participate in abuse
against others. X1 was diagnosed with MPD/DID.
Nathalie C. (X7)
in 1969. Contacted by the BOB after testimonies from X1. First denied
knowing anything about X1. It soon turned out that she was heavily
traumatized and probably had MPD/DID. After having been brought in for
an interview she began to speak about her father, how he sexually
abused her, and how he liked to mutilate her sister with cigarettes. She
then confirmed that she had been X1’s best friend, that she knew about
the sexual relationship with Tony and that she had been forbidden to go
to the first floor of the hotel-villa of X1’s grandmother. The
interviews were cancelled by later investigators. X4 identified X7 as a
girl who was forced to play in pedophile movies.
Chantal S.
in 1968. Another woman contacted by the BOB after testimonies from X1.
Immediately knew what it was about. Sexually abused by her parents. Her
grandmother was into Satanism. Moved with her parents to Knokke at age 6
and was sometimes brought to the hotel-villa of X1’s grandmother. Here
she also was sexually abused, although she didn’t have to endure the
extreme torture sessions that X1 regularly underwent. Confirmed that one
of the abusers indeed was nicknamed “Monsieur”. Had seen X1 being
threatened with a revolver by her grandmother. Like X7, she was
forbidden to go to the first floor. Chantal’s testimonies resulted in a
verbal fight between her husband and parents, in which her father
admitted to have brought her to X1’s grandmother. Tried to commit
suicide and was taken up again in a mental institution. X4 identified
Chantal also as a girl who was forced to play in pedophile movies.
officer who worked on an aspect of the Dutroux investigation. When the
X1 case was discussed during a meeting, participants noticed that she
seemed very upset. After discussing her history of child abuse with one
of her superior officers she decided to become a witness. X2 had ended
up as a mistress to a magistrate in Brussels and later to a higher
level officer and spokesperson of the Justice Department who was a
member of the Rotary. These two men were part of a network in which she
was abused from the mid- to late 1980s. X2 was spared from the extreme
torture sessions, but heard other girls speak about child murders and
was present at a hunting party on children, which is something other Xs
have also spoken about. Some of the abusers and locations where this
abuse was going on turned out to be the same as mentioned by X1 and
other Xs. Withdrew as a witness when she saw that the investigation was
being sabotaged, something which didn’t surprise her.
had been in the network a long time ago, from 1950 to 1962. From age 3
to 12, she had been severely abused and tortured at home, together with
her sister. After that age, her father and his influential group of
friends brought her into the network. She described the same elements
as other X-witnesses, although the scale of one of the meetings she
described is hard to accept without any of the other witnesses backing
up the practices at this specific location (some of those involved were
in fact mentioned by others). Before contacting Neufchateau, X3 had
already written anonymously about her experiences with child abuse and
she was well respected for her work with other child abuse victims. It
took five interviews before investigators wrote anything down, and even
after writing summaries of her testimony it was attempted to leave out
the royal family as much as possible – an unwritten rule in Belgium,
because the king, in theory, can’t be prosecuted.
in 1965. Like X1, X4 had been persuaded by a friend to testify. As a
young child she was loaned out by her mother to a pimp named Jacques V.,
who produced SM movies with children. Her story largely paralleled that
of X1, although X4 experienced everything from within different sects.
She recognized two childhood friends of X1 who had been abused, and
named some of the same perpetrators as the other witnesses. X4’s parents
turned out to live next to a villa where X1 claimed a friend had been
abused to such an extent that she died.
Nathalie W.
in 1965. With support from her therapist she gave her first testimony
to the gendarmerie in February 1996, six months before the Dutroux
affair. The officer who interviewed her refused to write down an
official report. In July 1996, she found two other gendarme officers who
were willing to work with her. Nathalie told how she had been raped by
her father, a member of the Rotary, since the age of six. Soon
thereafter brought into the network and was abused by her father’s
friends at parties in different villas in the region of Waterloo. When
10 years old, handed by her father to a prince and his main aide, who
continued to take her to different abuse parties in Belgium. Confirmed
X1’s story about the Les Atrebates club, Nihoul and Tony. In turn, X1
recognized Nathalie as a girl from the network and accurately placed her
at Les Atrebates. Even though Nathalie confirmed aspects of X1’s
story, she was easily discredited by her new interrogators, as she not
only suffered from extreme psychological trauma (MPD/DID), but also from
pathomimie, which is a tendency to inflict physical harm to one’s own
body in order to play the victim. This last psychological quirk seemed
to have surfaced mainly after her original interviewers were replaced by
two extremely abusive ones (like would happen with X1). She couldn’t
handle this pressure and quit testifying in March 1997. Nathalie was
severely persecuted for having dared to step forward with her story,
maybe even more than X1.
gangster who came to Neufchateau in February 1997. Told how he had
been brought up in a children’s home in Mont-Saint-Guibert. From age 9
to 13, he was regularly picked up from this home by a local juvenile
judge who brought him to abuse parties in villas around Brussels. Said
that he later worked as a child prostitute in Le Mirano, an elitist club
visited by some of the same men that featured in the testimonies of
other victim-witnesses above, including Nihoul. Within two days of his
supposedly secret testimony, VM1 was stopped on the streets and
threatened with death.
Notice how these victims ended up
in the network: instead of having been grabbed from the streets, they
were brought in by their own families, or, in one case, taken from a
children’s home.
At least in western Europe, the
idea of a lonely pedophile grabbing children from the street only seems
applicable in a relatively small amount of cases (especially permanent
abductions). There’s a significant amount of evidence that a lot of
child abuse happens within networks consisting of degenerate families
and their acquaintances [34], which are exploited and protected (really for reasons not fully understood) by people higher up in the food chain. [35] Children in the network often are forced to bring in other children. [36] The new ones are then controlled through certain psychological routines involving threats, shame and guilt. [37]
Although victim-witnesses often
report having witnessed many murders in these networks, including
children from western Europe, data about child disappearances and
deaths is very uncategorized and therefore very inconsistent. [38] As for the whole of Belgium, estimates range from “at least” 43 disappearances between 1973 and 1996 [39]
to as many as 1,022 in one year, with the D.A.’s office in Brussels
claiming that approximately 280 children a year go missing in just
Brussels alone. [40]
Also, if victims from these networks or some of the above numbers are
correct, the obvious conclusion is that the media is not paying
attention to many, if not the majority of child disappearances and
deaths, which, in case of the British media, seems to be the true. [41]
One interesting aspect many
victim-witnesses from different countries have testified about is a
very similar psychological approach used to allow the victims of even
the most sadistic abuse to function (somewhat) in society, therefore
not raising any really alarming questions in the immediate surroundings
of the child. We are referring here to the encouraging and maintaining
of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) in the victims. [42]
MPD has these days been renamed to Dissociative Identity Disorder
(DID). It basically is a psychological disorder in which the mind and
the memory of the victim is shattered in ten, hundred, or possibly even a
thousand different sub-personalities, making testifying extremely
difficult and a very long term process. Several X-Dossier witnesses
still heavily suffered from this disorder at the time they began to
Questioning the alters
Although a one hundred percent
confirmed psychological disorder, MPD/DID remains quite controversial
in the public’s eye (for those who even heard about it). It’s true that
DID is a complex disorder and sometimes hard to wrap the mind around
(pardon the unintentional pun). But this is largely the result of a
lack of information, and if any of the politically correct arguments are
stripped away, the real underlying reasons for the controversy become
quite simple.
First of all, DID is
intrinsically linked to the most extreme sexual and psychological abuse
against children. In 97 to 98 percent of the DID cases, victims talk
about having been sexually abused since a young age. [43]
It’s not uncommon for DID patients to give details about abuse that
sound so bizarre, horrifying and huge that, no matter what the evidence,
will take some time and repeating for the average person to accept as
even a possibility. Protected child abuse and -torture networks
involving well known individuals would be a primary example of that.
The second reason is that these
networks are protected by those involved, who apparently have the
power to make sure that very little information on these networks
appears in the public domain. Additionally, a rather small, but very
influential group of “skeptics”, organized around the US-based False
Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF), have been doing a counter-attack
since the early 1990s when reports of ritual abuse became a little bit
too widespread. [44]
This group has done everything in its power to convince the public and
the psychology community that all DID is created by incompetent
psychologists. Because of an incorrect way of asking questions, these
psychologists would have inserted certain “false memories” in their
patient’s minds. Even though more than a dozen board members of the FMSF
have been accused of child abuse themselves, have come out in favor of
pedophilia, or have a past in mind control research for a whole range
of intelligence agencies [45],
virtually no mainstream media ever felt the need to consistently
point that out. As might be expected, Dutch and Belgian supporters of
this FMS Foundation couldn’t resist an attempt to discredit X1 with
textbook disinformation tactics. [46]
But even though FMS Foundation
supporters have tried to muddy the waters somewhat, every textbook
psychology book makes a clear distinction between DID and schizophrenia.
The latter is characterized by delusions, hallucinations and a lack of
sense of identity. The different alters of a person suffering from DID,
however, all have an identity of their own, and although memory is
never 100 percent accurate and there remains the possibility of
manipulation, these alters have experienced something traumatic that
actually did happen to this person. A brief article on the website of
Merck, a large pharmaceutical company, gives one of the best summaries
of what Dissociative Identity Disorder actually is:
identity disorder appears to be a rather common mental disorder [other
sources say that DID is quite rare]. It can be found in 3 to 4% of
people hospitalized for other mental health disorders and in a sizable
minority of people in drug abuse treatment facilities. However, some
authorities [the FMSF] believe that many cases of this disorder reflect
the influence of therapists on suggestible people…

“Dissociative identity disorder appears to be
caused by the interaction of several factors. These include overwhelming
stress; an ability to separate one’s memories, perceptions, or identity
from conscious awareness; abnormal psychological development, and
insufficient protection and nurture during childhood… About 97 to 98%
of adults with dissociative identity disorder report having been abused
during childhood…

“… some symptoms may reflect the intrusions
of past experiences into the present. For example, sadness may indicate
coexisting depression, or it may be that one of the personalities is
reliving emotions associated with past misfortunes… People with this
disorder are prone to injuring themselves. They may engage in
self-mutilation. Many attempt suicide.

“In dissociative identity disorder, some of a
person’s personalities are aware of important personal information,
whereas other personalities are unaware. Some personalities appear to
know and interact with one another in an elaborate inner world. For
example, personality A may be aware of personality B and know what B
does, as if observing B’s behavior; personality B may or may not be
aware of personality A…

“Because the personalities often interact
with each other, people with dissociative personality disorder report
hearing inner conversations and the voices of other personalities
commenting on their behavior or addressing them [not to be confused with
hallucinations]. They experience distortion of time, with time lapses
and amnesia…

“People with dissociative identity disorder
may not be able to recall things they have done or account for changes
in their behavior. Often they refer to themselves as “we,” “he,” or
“she.” While most people cannot recall much about the first 3 to 5
years of life, people with dissociative identity disorder may have
considerable amnesia for the period between the ages of 6 and 11 as
well.” [47]

X1 suffered from all the symptoms
described above, and more. She told how many of her alters still had
the same age as when they were created, or how her handwriting differed
depending on which alter was active. [48]
As is obvious from her background of extreme abuse, these symptoms
started at an early age. And interestingly, her pimp not only wasn’t
surprised when he first encountered X1’s alters, he actually cultivated
than ever I discovered that I was missing time. I turned out to have
gone to school, get good grades, I even turned out to know several
classmates who spoke to me, but somehow this all had gone past me. It
seemed as if someone else took over from me as soon as the door of my
house closed behind me. It seemed as if the abused Ginie was put away
until Tony again stood at my bed or at the school gate. The abused Ginie
hardly was aware of school and family life, the other Ginie seemed not
present during the abuse, and so lived ‘normal’.

“It had always
been this way. In Knokke, at grandmother’s, the adults had noticed that I
talked to the voices in my head, that I often rapidly changed moods, or
even began to speak with another voice or accent. Even though I was
only 5 or 6, I understood that something like this was weird and that it
was not allowed. I learned to hide my voices, my other ‘selves’. After
what had happened to Clo, the voices, and the bizarre feeling that I at
times was led by the inner voices (persons? -sic) got stronger. After
the initiation I no longer resisted against the voices. It was blissful
to disappear into nothingness, and only to become conscious again if
Tony was there. The pain seemed more bearable.

“Tony was the only adult who
understood that something was ‘wrong’ in my head. He didn’t get mad
about it, but cultivated it. He gave me different names: Pietemuis,
Meisje, Hoer, Bo. The names slowly started to become part of me. The
strange thing was that if he mentioned a name, the mood that fit that
name was immediately called up. Pietemuis [Small Mouse] became the name
of the little girl that he brought home after the abuse – a scared and
nervous girl that he could comfort by talking to her in a caring and
fatherly kind of way. Meisje [Girl] was the name of that part of me that
only belonged to him. If he abused me in my bed in the early morning,
for example, or if there was no one around us. Hoer [Whore], the name of
that part of me that worked for him. Bo, the young woman who cared for
him if he was drunk and needed to be looked after.

“‘Now you just leave that to me,’ he
said when I asked him curiously why he gave me so many names, ‘daddy
Tony knows you better than you know yourself.’ That was also true.” [49]

Some of X1’s other 100+ alters
were Kenny, a young alter who had dealt with some of the worst
torture; Stone, one of the toughest who answered to Tony and could
control her fears; and Moon, born to deal with extreme cold. [50]
Even after years of seeing a
psychiatrist, X1 still suffered heavily from MPD/DID when she first
contacted the Neufchateau investigating cell in September 1996. It
took some time before her interviewers, Patriek De Baets and Philippe
Hupez, began to understand how to work with her, but in the end,
testifying turned out to be the most effective way to reintegrate X1’s
mind. [51]
This was a long and extremely challenging process though, and not only
for X1. At times the long silences and panic attacks almost drove the
interviewers crazy. An example of one of the interview sessions:
Meisje [Girl] sits on the window sill, saturated with pain and sadness.
She feels the presence of the other victims so well that she can almost
touch them with her thoughts. Shivering she crawls against the woodwork
of the window and presses herself against it as if she wants to
disappear in it… Patriek [De Baets] comes standing next to her,
leaning against the window sill.
‘Who are the girls you still remember, girl?’
he asks, coincidentally pronouncing her name [of the active alter,
‘Vero, Mieke, Clo, Noelle, Chrissie…’ she
says fluently, because she remembered every face, every child.
Patriek was perplexed. After such a difficult
hearing, all of a sudden he heard his witness, in a young girl’s voice,
give a series of names that made him silent.
‘Are they still alive?’
Meisje [Girl] lifted her shoulders.
‘Some are, I think. Others are not.’…
‘Who died?’ he asked calmly.
‘Chrissie,’ I whispered.
Patriek asked how.
‘They burned her.’
‘In a basement,’ she whispered even more
quiet. And she withdrew deep within herself, fighting against the odor
of the liquid that they had poured over her.
And then when he wanted to ask more, she shook her head.
‘I want to go home,’ she begged. Away from those horrible memories.
But Chrissie didn’t leave her head anymore.
Her screams, her begs for help… Tiu
[Regina’s murdered child]. Everything came together that week, as if
time was something malleable, and became alive again as soon as the
images were recalled.
My son, whom I had cherished; Chrissie who
soon thereafter was gruesomely punished; the screaming in my head. The
madness I had felt in the days after. The madness that had started when
they… but I refused to let the images come through…

“Pain? Indeed. It hurt
so much that I could only tell via a detour who that day were with
Chrissie. It almost drove Patriek and Philippe up the wall. Before them
they saw a grown, frightened woman, while they had to communicate with
Kenny, the heavily traumatized alter, who had become almost autistic
after the death of Tiu and Chrissie. Kenny carried that information with
him, but could not speak… stubborn, frightened, evasive, he pushed
the questions of the BOB officers away. Only through the support of
other alters, who listened along and were located close to him, it was
possible for Kenny, stammering and rambling, to tell his story.”

A sniff of extreme abuse
DID was created in X1 because of her background of extreme abuse. But what did this abuse actually involve?
First there was the
psychological aspect. X1 never received any support or love from her
parents, her grandmother, Tony or any of her abusers. Especially Tony
and the grandmother, who acted as her pimps, indoctrinated X1 with the
belief that she was a nobody, that besides Tony nobody cared about a
“little whore” like her, that she was too stupid to become anything else
than a prostitute, and that “love” is something you never get for free.
Regina Louf (X1) described
how she and others were sometimes raped by German shepherds or even
how snakes were inserted into the vaginas of the girls. It sounds
bizarre, but take a look at the pictures above. These have been
confiscated from a child abuse network and appeared in the Dutroux
dossier, DVD 3, 47073774-1 to 4.pdf. There are hundreds of children on
these (low quality) pictures, making you wonder where all of them are
today and how they are doing (or if they’re alive in the first place).
Judging from these pictures (and there are many more), sex with dogs and
other animals is very common in child abuse networks.
Furthermore, X1 was blamed for
just about anything that happened to her, to other children in the
network, to her pets, or even to those who abused her. For example, if
X1 had given fellatio to her pimp which wasn’t satisfying enough, he
would beat her up, yelling at her that she was worthless and that it
was her fault he was so upset. If X1’s abusers found out that she had
given out signals of her abuse to the outside world, another girl would
be tortured in front of her eyes. During the torture the perpetrators
would scream at her that this was all her fault, and would put her face
in the other girl’s blood. X1 then had to ask forgiveness to the other
girl. Even when X1’s best friend was raped and murdered in front of her
eyes -probably because this girl became too old- she was the one to
blame. In most cases X1 was blamed for things she had absolutely no
control over. The same thing happened to many other girls in the
network. For the abusers it was a way to destroy the victim’s
self-esteem and confidence, making them perfect sex slaves and objects
for sadistic torture. [53]
Besides the psychological
indoctrination, X1 and the other victims reported to have undergone a
whole range of other traumatic experiences. A session of violent anal
sex at age 3 certainly would fit in that category, as would being raped
by a dog at age 4. But there also were the ice cold showers, the long
and painful tie-downs, the many beatings, the rapes with knives and
scissors and the torture with razor blades. [54] One of X1’s many experiences:
forced me back on my knees, pushed me with my face on the cool table
surface, and the other tied my left- and right wrist to the bed… I was
unable to move in any direction and was forced to stay in this
humiliating position… Everything is set ready, the lamps are pushed in
the right position, the light intensity is measured – what is about to
happen, I don’t know, but the tension is building in my stomach. What’s
the deal with those dogs?… I feel how the claws of the rough-haired
dog are pressing into my sides. I feel how he’s panting in my neck,
drool from his tongue is dripping on my back. I scream as I feel how he
enters me, how his paws
clasp me, his
nails press into my skin. ‘Get him off me’, I scream… My cries are
lost in an enthusiastic cheer when the dogs lets something wet run down
my legs… It was the first photo shoot with dogs in a long line.”
Besides having been raped by dogs, X1 also spoke
about how Bernard Weinstein, an associate of Dutroux until murdered by
him in 1995, and Annie Bouty, the former girlfriend of Nihoul, sometimes
walked around with a snake at abuse sessions, which they used to rape
the girls with. [56]
Sounds hard to believe, doesn’t it? However, the pictures above were
confiscated from a child abuse network and appeared in the Dutroux
dossier. [57]
Among the hundreds of photos there are quite a few of children being
raped by dogs. There also are two or three photos which show young
girls with a snake in their vagina. Sex with other animals is not
uncommon either.
Following is another example which, according to Regina, happened to her in Knokke when she was 10 years old:
the contractions started her [X1’s] grandmother made a phone call. The
Lippens brothers, Vanden Boeynants and the assistant [police]
commissioner of Knokke arrived. De
and Vander Elst arrived thereafter… Vander Elst puts a knife on her
throat while Bonvoisin rapes her… She must masturbate while Vander
Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her with a razor blade.
When the child exited, de Bonvoisin beat her [multiple times in the face]. Directly after X1 gave birth she was raped and sodomized. Her daughter disappeared six weeks later. She only saw her [daughter] at the factory again.”
More confiscated pictures
from a child abuse network. These pictures are included here because
images combined with text give a much more powerful message than words
alone. Seeing pictures of the actual abuse really lets the reality and
the depravity of these networks sink in (and we aren’t even dealing with
the worst abuse yet). The pictures are censored so it’s harder to make
ridiculous claims that these few low quality photos are of any use to
aspiring pedophiles. The mainstream Dutch Zembla documentary also
included a few pictures of these abuse networks in their documentary,
albeit uncensored (a very small child lying underneath a dog, for
example). Not sure if that was such a good idea with all those
stick-your-head-in-the-sand moral crusaders out there. The DVDs, the
relevant documents and any backups of these pictures have been deleted,
shredded and thrown out way before this article was published. Of the
many hundreds, all what’s left are these pictures.
What’s there to say about this
piece of testimony? The events sound bizarre, but the names and
details have been repeated by other independent witnesses.
Regina also frequently spoke about the “end
circuit”, in which many girls tended to end up by the time they reached
their 16th birthday.
Growing too old, not going along with the abuse,
or failing to satisfy a customer; according to Regina, this could all
lead to a child prostitute’s untimely death.

X1, X2, X3, X4, Nathalie W., VM1, Jacques Thoma,
Pascal Willems, and others all spoke about children being murdered.
These murders were often captured on video, which were subsequently
shown at a number of abuse parties. Besides the already powerful
statements from witnesses there’s also some independent evidence that
these so-called snuff films, like child abuse networks, are more than
just an “urban myth”, as they are usually referred to.

Take the Dolo, the notorious night club that
played a central role in the X-Dossier and the life of Michel Nihoul,
who was one of its most prominent visitors. The Dolo was one of the
locations in Belgium where important police commissioners, politicians,
lawyers and directors of several well known companies interacted with
gang leaders, alleged pedophiles and individuals involved in human
trafficking. [59]
In 1997, Claude “Max” Vankeerberghen, the former valet of the Dolo and
driver of Dolores Bara (the co-owner of the Dolo), testified that
several Dolo visitors, including a person named Doudou and Nihoul, were
involved in a pedophilia ring which kidnapped children. [60] The official report of Van Vankeerberghen also states:

“Van K.
heard Nihoul and Doudou speak about cages for children, to make them
suffer. Videos from the USA would show black children in cages in which
they were tortured and burned [1992-1993 period].”
The generally accepted origins of
the snuff movie go back to the early 1970s, the name having been
derived from Charles Manson, who is said to have coined the term snuff
for murder, and his “family” (a cult), who committed a number of murders
which some claimed were filmed.
Some years after these facts,
beginning on October 2, 1975, there was a brief string of newspaper
reports that the FBI and several police departments were investigating
claims of reporters and informants that a number of 8 mm films, one of
them from Argentina, had been smuggled into the country showing
pornographic sessions ending in real murders. [62]
Details were provided for only one film, and they turned out to be very
similar to the snuff scene added to the movie ‘Snuff’, brought out in
early 1976. [63]
Besides details of the scene, this movie had also been recorded in
Argentina. As not a peep was heard anymore from detective Joseph Horman,
who had spoken to the media in early October 1975, it is generally
assumed the police and FBI were not on the trail of any real snuff
An apparently real “snuff”
movie. Found it via a regular file sharing network and turned out to be
quite popular. All other available “snuff” was mainly regular porn,
fake rape or indeed a few cases of real rape of under aged girls. This
home video is very macabre, is unedited and has an awfully realistic
feel and look to it, unlike the movies from the horror genre which are
usually cited when the “snuff hype” is discussed (I watched them
specifically for this article). Can I guarantee it’s real? No. One would
need to know who the victim is to start with. Who initially uploaded
it? Good question. Don’t know. At one point it was masked as a
French-language Prison Break episode.
Even today the existence of snuff movies remains controversial because publicly-available
visual evidence of these type of films is not available. Initially, the
author of this article was quite intrigued by one of the pictures that
appeared in the Dutroux dossier showing a girl impaled on a pole
(between all the hundreds of confiscated abuse pictures). But after a
bit of research this turned out to be a controversial scene from the
1981 movie ‘Cannibal Holocaust’, one of the movies often cited by
skeptics who want to prove that the sole source of rumors about snuff
films are bizarre horror movies like these. Other movies cited by
skeptics are ‘Flowers of Flesh and Blood’, ‘Nightmares in a Damaged
Brain’ and the earlier-mentioned ‘Snuff’.

However, there’s a big difference between these
horror movies and the video of which screenshots can be seen on the
left. In this low quality, unedited home video a person is torturing
and raping a girl -allegedly his daughter- who has been tied to a chair.
During the half hour that the torture lasts, the perpetrator pierces
the victim’s nipples, nails her right hand to the chair, pulls loose her
fingernails, rapes her with a knife and does a number of other highly
unpleasant things to her. Officially, it’s not a snuff movie, because
the victim isn’t killed (at least, not that day. Another session was
announced for the next day) and it isn’t known if this video was sold or
distributed in a network, but one can wonder why
this perpetrator, like pedophiles as Jean-Paul Raemaekers and Dutroux,
was filming his own abuse. For personal use? Or for the same reasons
that Raemaekers and others gave, to distribute it in a network? [64]

In stark contrast to the lacking
visual evidence, victim-witnesses not only have been testifying about
violent abuse and -trafficking networks for a long time, they also
mentioned very specific and similar details, including the torturing and
killing of children, sometimes in front of cameras. These reports
really got off the ground in the United States in 1987, followed a few
years later by Great Britain. Since the Dutroux case exploded, we
also know that similar testimonies have come from Belgium and
surrounding countries. As we shall see, Russia followed in 2000.
One of the more interesting cases
pertaining to snuff movies is a child abuse and -trafficking ring of
Brits who were forced to relocate to the Amsterdam region in the 1980s.
Over the years, this ring made the news on several occasions.
The first time was in 1990, when
a teenage victim-witness, Andrew, contacted welfare workers of the
British National Association for Young People In Care (NAYPIC). Andrew
claimed to have been a victim of a British pedophile ring and forced on
several occasions to film snuff movies in a warehouse in or around
Amsterdam. The welfare workers were skeptical, but until further
developments the teenager was allowed to live in the home of NAYPIC’s
London development officer, Mary Moss. Just before Andrew was to give a
more official testimony, he was drugged and pulled into a van, right in
front of Moss’ home. The teenager had already been threatened and
followed in the streets before this kidnapping. It’s not known if he was
never heard of again. The report on Andrew also stated:
staff at Naypic have been convinced by Andrew and other runaways that
such [snuff] films are being made. They have been told of a paedophile
group known as the Elite Twelve, which is prepared to pay up to Pounds
5,000 to youngsters to make videos involving torture and sado-masochism,
and which may lead to murder.

“They have also
been told of a snuff movie made last year when a 14-year-old boy was
beaten by three men in an East End flat, raped and battered to death
with clubs.

“Chris Fay, an
adult adviser to the association, said: “I am convinced such videos
exist. I have been shown one in Amsterdam by a Dutch colleague. It
showed three men wearing leather masks cutting up a girl aged about 13
with a flick knife.”

In this article, one of the top
experts in pedophilia, Ray Wire, is quoted as having seen snuff movies
in the United States. On other occasions Wire explained that he watched
them while on a fellowship in the United States with the FBI doing his
behavioral study on child abusers. [66]
Apparently, he later stated that the films he had been shown were
“sophisticated simulations”, but was still sure that the FBI had real
ones in their possession. [67]
In April 1997, the
British-Amsterdam ring again made the news. The first thing reported was
that there had already been inconclusive joint UK-Dutch investigations
in 1990 and 1993. [68]
Also, by 1997, these police services were in the possession of at least
three statements from child abusers that this ring had produced a
number of snuff movies. [69]
Unfortunately, the only film specifically mentioned in the press had
all the hallmarks of being fake, and indeed this later appears to have
been the case. [70]
The pedophile ring yet again
made the news in June 1997 when it was announced that Warwick Spinks, a
violent pedophile who ran a homosexual boys club in Amsterdam (who also
claimed he could arrange snuff films), was to be released. Spinks had
been convicted only two years before for drugging and sexually
assaulting a homeless boy, kidnapping him to Amsterdam and selling him
to a homosexual brothel. When his apartment was raided, police found his
clients’ names, details of their sexual preferences, phone numbers and
information about young boys. [71]
The most detailed investigation
of the British child abuse colony in Amsterdam was published in November
2000 by the Award-winning journalist Nick Davies. Now even more
evidence was provided for the existence of not only a vast boy
trafficking network, but also for the existence of a small number of
snuff movies. As it’s always best to read the original sources, a long
excerpt from this article follows:
year after Bristol detectives finally started to unravel the ring of
paedophiles who had been abusing children there for up to 20 years, they
found an informant with an alarming story. The man, whom we will call
Terry, had a long history of sexually abusing boys. He did not come from
Bristol but, by chance, he had come across some of the paedophiles the
detectives were investigating – in Amsterdam, where he said they had
become involved with a group of exiled British child abusers who had
succeeded in commercialising their sexual obsession. The exiled
paedophiles were trafficking boys from other countries; running
legitimate gay brothels and selling under-aged boys “under the counter”;
they had branched out into the production of child pornography. And
they had killed some of them… Terry said he had seen most of the
[worst] video himself and had vomited before he could reach the end…

“Soon, other
informants were offering more detail. One man said he had seen Warwick
Spinks selling a special video for pounds 4,000. It showed a boy whom he
thought was only eight or nine being sexually abused and tortured by
two men. But the most startling allegations came from a gay man,
“Frank”, who had gone to Amsterdam in July 1990 and found himself caught
up in this paedophile underworld. In 1993, he spoke to the same
officers at Scotland Yard.

“Frank told police that Warwick Spinks
had invited him to come on a trip to the Canaries, where he had
suggested Frank should help him sell videos and showed him a sample.
Frank said he watched in growing horror as the video played out a murder
– a boy who seemed to be no older than 12 was beaten and attacked with
needles, before being castrated and cut open with a knife…

“[Scotland Yard and
their Dutch counterpart] recruited an undercover officer to pose as a
child abuser and befriend Warwick Spinks in England. In a series of
meetings, Spinks described how he picked up boys in Dresden, in
Bratislava in the Czech Republic, and in Poland, where, he claimed, they
cost only 10p. The undercover officer asked Spinks if he could get him a
sado-masochistic video featuring boys as young as 10, and Spinks
replied that he knew people in Amsterdam who could: “I know, well I
knew, some people who were involved in making snuff movies and how they
did it was, they only sold them in limited editions, made 10 copies or
something, 10 very rich customers in America, who paid Dollars 5,000
each or something like that”. Spinks divulged no more about the video
and failed to produce a copy of it…Without more evidence, Scotland
Yard could not justify the expense of keeping the undercover officer or
of sending officers to Amsterdam…

“In search of their
origins, I went to Berlin, to the Bahnhof Am Zoo, where the trains
arrive from all over eastern Europe, bringing the destitute in search of
a dream. A specialist social worker there, Wolfgang Werner, told me
there were some 700 east European boys, aged from 11 to 17, who had
ended up in the sex industry in Berlin. But, to his knowledge, many
hundreds of others had been taken off on a kind of underground railroad
which fanned out to Zurich and Hamburg and Frankfurt, and, most of all,
to Rotterdam and Amsterdam…

“About that time [1992],
he and Edelman [Germans] stopped trafficking, not so much because of
Goetjes’s arrest but because they had been told some of the boys were
being used in snuff movies…

“At first sight, Terry might have been
describing the video Frank saw but its details differ: Frank described a
video shot in a barn; Terry says his was shot in a flat. Frank
described the abuse and murder of one boy; Terry says there was a
second boy, who was also being abused and who was alive at the point he
turned off the tape. And yet, the overlap is striking: the specific
nature of the violence is identical; and Terry names the man who
actually committed the killing – he is the same German whose barn was
allegedly picked as a porn studio by the child porngraphers. Terry,
Frank, Edward and Spinks certainly mixed with the paedophile colony in
Amsterdam in 1989/90 and all four separately claim at least one boy was
killed on video. Spinks told the undercover officer that a German boy
was killed; Frank says Spinks once hinted to him that a German boy
named Manny had been murdered; we have confirmed from talking to boys
who worked in Spuistraat [there were two clubs, owned by vicious
paedophiles Alan Williams and Spinks] at the time that a boy of that
name and nationality, then 14, did disappear. Terry, however, says he
thinks the victim of the video which he saw was Dutch, named Marco and
probably 16…

“The Bristol detectives
can get no further. The Dutch say they will not investigate, and Avon
and Somerset police have neither the funds nor the legal power to run
their own inquiry in the Netherlands.”

Other evidence of snuff movies
had surfaced several weeks before the article above was published. In
September 2000, the Italian media broke the story of a Russian
child abuse network -centered in Murmansk and Moscow- which besides
regular child pornography and hardcore SM, also shot snuff movies,
selling them for at least 4,000 pounds per video. The children were
recruited through familiar tactics: they were lured away from the
street or orphanages with empty promises, while a small number was
kidnapped. Most clients, among them businessmen and government
officials, came from Italy and Germany; others came from France,
Britain, America and Japan. Several “large financial companies” were tied to the network, but names weren’t given. [73] The Observer reported:
  “Last week Italian
police seized 3,000 of Kuznetsov’s videos on their way to clients in
Italy, sparking an international hunt for paedophiles who have bought
his products. The Italian investigators say the material includes
footage of children dying during abuse…

“The Russian
videos, which had been ordered over the internet, were intercepted when
they came into Italy by post, repackaged and then delivered by
undercover police officers. They cost between Pounds 300 and Pounds
4,000, depending on what type of film was ordered.

“Covert film of young children naked or
undressing was known as a ‘SNIPE’ video. The most appalling category was
code-named ‘Necros Pedo’ in which children were raped and tortured
until they died.

“The Naples newspaper Il Mattino
published a transcript of an alleged email exchange between a
prospective client and the Russian vendors. ‘Promise me you’re not
ripping me off,’ says the Italian. ‘Relax, I can assure you this one
really dies,’ the Russian responds. ‘The last time I paid and I didn’t
get what I wanted.’ ‘What do you want?’ ‘To see them die.'”

A Swedish newspaper added:
pictures are unbearable for normal people to watch. Here are prolonged
rape sequences with children begging to be spared. They are abused until
they faint. Then they are murdered in front of the cameras… Yes,
there are even scenes of actual autopsies on young people… In the
‘product catalog’ of the pedophiles were pictures of a 10 year old girl
who had been killed by
hanging. A five year old girl with a grimace of pain as she is raped. An adult is killed by gradual crushing.” [75]
Andrei Minaev, one of the
three main suspects of having ran the Russian ring. By the time the
affair hit the news, his two partners had already been released from
prison due to a recently-launched amnesty program for inmates. The
picture is an excerpt of one of the confiscated videos.
Even though this news is hugely
important, there have been only a handful of newspaper reports about
this whole affair. In Italy, some of the most passionate reporters
were quickly done away with after they had shown a number of abuse
images in a late night television program. [76] In contrast to the US media, which appears to have been completely silent on the subject [77],
several British newspapers briefly wrote about the affair. But even
in Italy the whole matter vanished from the public eye within one or
two weeks with no follow up reports having been published since. So as
usual, those who want answers are left with numerous questions: Have
the hundreds of suspects against whom evidence was found been
prosecuted? What happened to the thousands of others who were still
under investigation? Was this network tied to other networks? What
happened to the videos? Can snuff movies still be considered a myth?
As for Belgium, besides
witnesses in the Dutroux affair, there have been others who claimed
that child abuse and snuff networks are a reality.
In July 1998, Marcel Vervloesem
and his Morkhoven Workgroup (Werkgroep Morkhoven), a private
anti-child pornography group, made international headlines after having
obtained thousands of pictures from an internet-based, sadistic, child
pornography network, ran from an apartment in Zandvoort (a town near
Amsterdam). [78]
They also acquired a list of clients and associates of this network,
which turned out to include the earlier-mentioned Warwick Spinks. [79]
Because the children who appeared in these pictures came from all over
the world, international police agencies were very interested and
managed to identify several dozen victims. It was mainly the Dutch
and Belgian authorities who failed to do their job, and when one reads
that there are links to the British- Amsterdam paedophile ring [80], a person who probably procured children for high level officials [81], an anonymous “contact” of the Dutch royal family [82], and one of the girls named by X1 [83], things suddenly begin to make sense again.
Another overlooked fact is the
Morkhoven Workgroup’s claim that they were in the possession of a snuff
film, which they showed to Hubert Brouns, a member of parliament and a
mayor of a Belgian county; and Nelly Maes, a former member of Belgian
parliament, European Parliament, a senator, and today chairman of the
European Free Alliance party. Jan Boeykens, chairman of the Morkhoven
years ago, I saw with Hubert Brouns and Nelly Maes a videotape at
Marcel Vervloesem’s on which it could be seen how a criminal dressed as a
physician raped a constantly crying 4 year old girl in the ‘doctor’s
cabinet’ while a 12 year old girl, a so-called nurse, brought in the
necessary instruments on a platter.”
Brouns and Maes, together with
Marc Verwilghen, the chairman of the Dutroux commission, had reminded
the Belgian Minister of Justice in November 1997 about some of the work
the Morkhoven group had done, but their recommendations were
October 2006, Marcel
Vervloesem with Tiny Mast, the mother of murdered Kim and Ken Hehrman.
Mast has also become a good friend of X1. Mast: “Those guys
[inspectors she had to deal with] are so aggressive and so inhumane that
I sometimes feel that they are part of the same clique as those who
took away my children.
” Marcel, who came from a broken family, grew
up in children’s homes with 6 of his brothers and sisters. After he and
his team had broken the Zandvoort case (and others) his half brother
stepped into the limelight to accuse him of the exact same acts he was
trying to prevent. Around his half brother a small group of other men
came out to accuse Marcel (all came from his half brother’s bar). This
case has been going on for years, and while the media clearly supports
the accusers, a judge recently demanded that the group around Marcel’s
half brother all be subjugated to lie detector tests, not the least
because they (also) have been accused on multiple occasions of
pedophilia and other criminal acts. Next to the abusers, the only ones
benefitting from this debacle are the magistrates who had to follow up
on the cases exposed by the Morkhoven group. That’s not to say Marcel is
a saint, but there’s little doubt that he and his group are continually
undermined by those who want to keep the existence of large scale child
abuse networks secret.
Researchers of the Morkhoven
Workgroup have been relentlessly persecuted and intimidated ever since
they first began their investigations in 1989. Vervloesem has been the
main target of both the justice department and the media, but he still
fared better than one of his colleagues. On November 15, 1998, one of
the (part-time) Morkhoven Workgroup investigators, Gina
Pardaens-Bernaer, died when she drove into a bridge pillar. Few in her
surroundings believed this to be an accident. Pardaens had spoken to a
number of friends about a video of a sex party in which a little girl
was abused and murdered. She thought to have recognized one the
participants in that video as a close associate of Michel Nihoul. It was
also said that she had gotten her hands on evidence of a
Belgian-French-Swiss child abuse network, and had sent what she had to a
very interested Swiss police. In the weeks and days before her death,
Pardaens had been warned off her investigation on many occasions: she
had received numerous death threats; her son had been run off his bike
by a car; emails and phone calls had been intercepted; strangers
followed her on the streets and in cars; during a train ride she had
been stopped by men who told her to cease her inquiries; at times her
phone calls, fax machine and internet were jammed; and she had been
interrogated and intimidated over one of the children she had been
trying to find. [85]

It has not been unusual for people who could
testify against Nihoul’s innocence, or provide evidence of a larger
network around Dutroux in general, to be intimidated or killed. There
have been at least 20 to 25 suspicious deaths tied to the Dutroux case [86],
with just as many reports of intimidation. At some point the deaths
became so obvious that Jean Denis Lejeune, the father of one of the
girls kidnapped by Dutroux, remarked:

if by coincidence people die. There is no explanation for their deaths.
For instance, they are victims of a deadly traffic accident just when
they are under way to testify. Or one finds their charred bodies. Our
judiciary apparently doesn’t have sleepless nights over this.”
But besides members of the
Morkhoven Workgroup there was another Belgian researcher who already in
the early 1990s gave detailed information about Belgian child abuse
networks and the reality of snuff movies. His name is Jean-Pierre
Van Rossem, and apparently, just before bailing out, he had even
arranged to play in one.
Alleged snuff movie in the possession of the Swedish police. Fragment broadcasted on German TV network N24.
No doubt, van Rossem is one of
the most eccentric and controversial persons of Belgium. However, even
though he looks like a doped-up cult leader, he certainly isn’t. In the
1970s, Van Rossem developed a piece of software called Moneytron which
apparently could quite accurately predict trends in the money market.
With an average return on investments of 18 to 25% in the 1980s and
early 1990s, van Rossem gained a fortune of several hundred million
dollars and attracted businessman from all over the world. At some
point, he also counted the Belgian royal family among his clients. In
1991, van Rossem was sentenced to 5 years in jail on charges of
massive financial fraud (released after about a third of the sentence,
which is normal in Belgium). It would probably have been a lot longer if
his clients would have testified against him. However, a lot of the
money van Rossem was handed appears to have been dirty.
Just before being convicted, van
Rossem had become active in Libertarian politics and had won three seats
in parliament. Around the time he went to jail he had begun to write
books. One of these books was ‘Hoe kom ik van de ground?’ (‘How do I
get off the ground?’), published in 1993, in which he described his
experiences with escort-services, brothels, SM clubs and other aspects
of sex culture.
Even though he was enormously
wealthy and knew everything about finance, van Rossem was mostly shunned
by the Belgian aristocracy. Besides his unusual look and simple
background, his anarchist tendencies appear to have been the main cause
of that. Van Rossem has made numerous peppered statements, not only
against the Belgian royal family and Islam, but more recently also
about the West’s financial clique keeping the third world poor, 9/11 and
bird flu. [88]
For his book ‘Hoe kom ik van de
ground?’ van Rossem gathered a small group of people who went to all
kinds of different sex clubs to give them a rating. Although this is
already quite an unusual thing to do, especially for a reasonably
prominent person, that wasn’t even close to enough for van Rossem. Van
Rossem also tried to unearth evidence of child abuse and snuff networks
and it appears that he succeeded in that. His narrative of the whole
adventure reads like a somewhat more hardcore version of the 1999 movie
8 mm with Nicolas Cage.
At some point, Van Rossem took
with him a well known customer of many different sex shops in Belgium
and just across the border in the Netherlands. In all these shops he
asked the owner for “more exclusive” material, obviously implying
illegal, under the counter magazines, pictures and videos. None of the
sex shops in Antwerp and Brussels could or would help him with this
request. However, in a few stores in Hulst and Putte (two
small towns about 60 km or 40 miles apart, the former just across the
border in the Netherlands, and the latter in Belgium.
Antwerp is right in between them)
he was able to get pedophile magazines, pictures and videos. One of the
things that Van Rossem learned was that paedophiles were active at the
Dutch- Belgian border who kidnapped children, often for brief periods,
to abuse them in front of the camera. Apparently, the Dutch and Belgian
police in these areas have numerous dossiers on this kind of abuse, but
in the rare cases that a perpetrator is caught, they are usually unable
to prove that the abuser is in contact with a network. As numbers on
missing and killed children are too unorganized to be very useful, this
might very well be true. [89]

After buying some of the pedophile goods, which
included a painful rape of a small child, van Rossem went back to one of
the sex shops and asked for even more hardcore material for which he
was willing to pay a hefty price. He hinted that he would like to see a
girl being murdered on camera. Within a week, van Rossem received what
he had ordered for 5,000 euros, a price quite similar to later reports.

tape showed how the girl was brought into an empty room by a man with a
hood over his head. She was handcuffed… The man cut the clothes from
her body with a knife. She had scratches and bruises all over her body.
He hit her in the face with his hand. After that she was thrown to the
ground by the same man and anally raped. When he was done with this, he
threw the girl against a wall and began to beat and kick her over her
whole body. When she
slid to the ground, he
went to stand with one foot on all her limbs and broke with both hands
her arms and legs. Then for some time he slowly worked on her with a
knife, and stabbed her 32 times in total, mainly in the chest and
abdomen. Finally, he cut her throat, again slowly. After that, he
slowly labored on the girls’ body, from the feet to her head, with
great attention to the bloody details. It was perfectly clear that the
girl was already dead by then. The whole movie had lasted 57 minutes and
had not been edited.”
Van Rossem: part time
computer expert, financial expert, politician and white collar
criminal, but full time anarchist. He referred to “snuff”
as “sniff”, a term not often used. According
to van Rossem, this term has been derived from “sniffing up the real atmosphere of illegal sex”
(p. 125 of his book). Apparently, Texan millionaires, Japanese
businessmen on a stopover in the United States and Arab sheikhs have
become the most important customers of pedophile snuff movies (p.
125-126), which solely refers to movies in which a person is murdered
for the exact purpose of filming the event for distribution. What we
know for sure is that the Japanese, with their hentai and “gore hentai”,
are major producers of some of the most insane forms of “erotic
pleasure”; and that some of the (often Western intelligence-connected)
overly religious Middle-Eastern princes and sheikhs also have rather
interesting sexual preferences. April 23, 2003, The Scotsman, ‘Britons
held over ‘Royal sex ring”: “According to the popular weekly news
magazine VSD, the Saudi prince, who has not been named, paid 1.9 million
for three months of attention. Some 40 members of the call girl ring
from Poland, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the United States,
Venezuela and Brazil allegedly travelled to Dubai at the end of January
and were installed in a royal palace. The group included several models
as well as male prostitutes and transvestites. Members of the
ring were paid 27,600 each, the magazine said, as well as receiving
presents including watches and jewellery from the Saudi royal… The
prostitutes said they were under constant surveillance and were
forbidden from making telephone calls.”

This is by no means the only accusation. The
Fortunato Israel prostitution ring also had Arab diplomats and
businessmen among its clients, just as men from the notorious Adnan
Khashoggi. Although covered up by an alleged child abuser, this ring
was also tied to child abuse and murder through Maud Sarr and especially
Israel’s mistress, Roger Boas (in whose factory allegedly a snuff room
was located).
Kay Griggs, wife of Col George Griggs, also
mentioned some of the Saudi princes in relation to child abuse, sexual
perversion and blackmail. X2’s testimony raised the question if van
Rossem’s research hasn’t been too in depth for his own good.
Having been supplied with this
video still was not enough for van Rossem. While receiving the video
from the sex store owner, he had inquired if he could be present when
such a snuff movie was shot. The sex store owner had called to his
anonymous supplier with this request and informed van Rossem that
something might be arranged. But first he had to give his personal
information. Two days after having watched the video, van Rossem was
called by a representative of the organization that made these snuff
movies, and was invited to a cafe in Breda (Netherlands) that same
evening. When van Rossem arrived, a well-dressed man of about 30 years
old approached him. This person informed van Rossem that he was to
take him to a person “who could help him”. Van Rossem was brought
to another cafe where a slightly younger, but equally well-dressed man
was waiting. This person informed him that they had looked at his
personal and financial information and that this was satisfying. In two
or three short conversations over the next two days a deal was made in
which van Rossem would be taken to an undisclosed location where he
could rape and kill a girl any way he liked. It would cost him 75,000
euros; 45,000 if he only wanted to watch.
Of course, van Rossem backed off
at the last moment, leaving the organizers of the event with the
impression that he was afraid to get robbed by them. Van Rossem went to
one of his other apartments at the sea for a few months to lay low, but
before doing that, he had deposited all his evidence and additional
information in the mailbox of the Court of Cassation in Breda. Van
Rossem waited and waited in the following weeks, expecting to be
contacted or at least reading something in the paper about a follow up
investigation. Nothing happened and nothing was reported.
The sex shop remained in
existence and after some time van Rossem sent one of his contacts to
inquire yet again for “special material”. It turned out that there was a
new owner who couldn’t arrange any of this. After the contact
explained that it had been possible in the past to get this “special
material” at this location, the new owner explained that this is what
had gotten the previous owner into trouble. So apparently something
happened, but it never made the newspapers.
It is clear that van Rossem did
as in depth research on the topic as possible, as he himself continually
visited the red light districts of every major city he went to. He
loved visiting prostitutes. Not withstanding that he did an excellent
job with his book, in late 1996, X2 raised some question about how in
depth van Rossem’s research exactly has been. PV 117.535, November 19,
1996, summary of X2 testimony:
with under aged children in Eindhoven [large Dutch city near the
Belgian border] with Delvoie. 18th century Castle. Departure in convoy
from Knokke. The cars with German license plates followed with the
little girls. Reception at the castle = a woman = price of 2,000 Belgian
franks per person [about 50 euros]. It is necessary to come with
another person. It is necessary to take off clothes. A bikini might be
accepted. Swimming pool – sauna – solar bench – cold buffet. [There are]
rooms without doors to [different] themes. Room with mirrors and
cameras. Room with several mattresses. Room with obstetric tables –
handcuffs – chains. Karel and X2 [went] 30-50 times to this castle
[seemingly an average of about once a month]. Same little girls as those
in Cromwell. Clients of the castle: Patrick Denis… Jean-Pierre van Rossem
Baron de Bonvoisin… Jean-Paul Dumont… friend of Patrick Denis =
Carine… Another Carine and Patricia who work in the Palace of
Justice in Bruxelles… Benoit Hubert… Claude Leroy… [Paul] Bourlee
(attorney in Nivelles)… The little girls disappeared when they were
about 15-16 years. For the orgies [were used]: little girls of 12-13
years. In the summer of ’88, one of the oldest [Eva] (15-16 years) was
taken into the sadomasochist room – she was never seen again. The
little girls drank alcohol and came out of these parties [completely]
At least in the summary, it is
not specified who of the guests did and didn’t abuse the under aged
girls. It’s possible that this was just one of van Rossem’s many
paid-sex explorations and it is obvious that a one time visit would be
enough for anyone to remember him. But still, this testimony does raise
some questions.
However, many events in van
Rossem’s life, which is characterized by bizarre situations and
controversial statements, raise questions. In some cases, his
statements reflect a huge egotism, but he often appears to be giving
the simple truth, something which is not appreciated by everyone. An
example relating to the global trafficking of children and women (many
other quotes have been taken up in his biography in ‘the accused‘ appendix):
Philippines are the target of boy-loving pedophiles, who can get here
anything they want. Nine or ten year old boys are loudly offered by
hotel managers or by pimps on the streets. Rio has also become a
pedophile paradise where boys and girls are offered freely. In Bangkok
the lovers of hard sex and extreme SM or similar rushes can find what
they are looking for… In clubs there is a floor show in which sex with
dogs, snakes, goats or even donkeys, ponies and horses is very normal,
and where girls are delivered to hotel rooms on an “everything is
allowed” basis… Violent sex, in which the girls or boys are hurt,
mutilated or killed, is very normal here. The eastern European
countries formerly belonging to the USSR: the Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Hungary, Poland, Romania and Bulgaria have become sex paradises in a
very short period… In a timeframe of several years Budapest has become
an immense red light area, with hundreds of bars, cabarets and
brothels, and has it become the largest rotating platter of trade in
woman in Europe. In the streets of Moscow or St. Petersburg thousands of
heroin and vodka addicted girls offer their services… Also with us
the bars, cabarets and brothels are filled with eastern European girls.”
Even though the public still
thinks that sadistic child abuse is mainly a crime committed by a few
unorganized psychopaths as Dutroux or Fourniret, in professional
investigating circles it is widely acknowledged that large, organized,
sadistic child abuse networks exist right here in the West. Going
through British newspaper archives provides one with numerous reports
of pedophiles trading pictures and videos amongst one another, sometimes
on a very large scale. Senior executives of Scotland Yard, Europol or
Interpol (Bjorn Eriksson) have accepted the existence of large
paedophile networks a long time ago. [92]
Girls X1 had witnessed being murdered
X1 claimed to have witnessed the
torture and murder of dozens of children, mainly in the period
1976-1988. She gave the first names of about 35 of these children and
claimed to have forgotten the names of another 30 or so. [93]
Inspectors picked out some of the more interesting names and
descriptions given by X1 in an effort to establish her credibility. As a
result the investigations into four deceased girls were reopened:
Veronique Dubrulle, Christine Van Hees, Carine Dellaert and Katrien de
Cuyper. Even though X1’s information about these girls turned out to
be amazingly accurate, or, in other cases, led to whole lists of
interesting coincidences, every single investigation was ultimately shut
The life and death of these girls
has been described in great detail in the 1999 book the X-Dossiers and
the 2004 Zembla documentary. Only occasionally a footnote will be used.
As far as possible, every claim has been checked via the PVs.
Veronique Dubrulle, from Gent:
After correctly pointing out a picture of
Veronique Dubrulle, X1 accurately stated that this girl had died in or
around 1983. According to X1, Veronique had been tortured to death with
a knife at an abuse party where Michel Nihoul, Annie Bouty, her pimp
Tony, Emile Dellaert (father of another murdered girl in the network), a
member of the Bert family and several others had been present. [94]
Veronique’s father, Jacques, turned out to be an administrator of the
cinema company Decatron NV, which was owned by the Bert family, and
went on to become the long time chairman and patron of the International
Film Festival of Flanders, located in Gent.
Patriek De Baets and his team
looked up the death certificate of Veronique and it turned out that she
had officially died from a chronic disease, apparently cancer. In any
case, because of the nature of the disease, the inspectors couldn’t
figure out why a neuropathist and a neurosurgeon had signed her death
certificate. They went back to X1 and asked if she knew any of these
men. According to X1, these two doctors -one of them internationally
esteemed at this moment- had been present at abuse parties organized by
the Hanet family of UCO Textiles, also headquartered in Gent. She had
been raped by one of them, the other was more interested in 7 to 8 year
old girls. [95]
The investigation into the death
of Veronique was shut down in early 1997. One of the main arguments was
that De Baets and his team should have waited with questioning X1 about
the two doctors after she had been able to identify them from pictures
(couldn’t this be done afterwards, some would ask). The investigators
were never given permission to exhume the body of Veronique.
Interestingly, around the time
the investigation into Veronique’s death was closed, the existence of
the X-Dossiers was mentioned in the press for the first time.
Inspectors who had been put on the Dubrulle case found out that Tony,
X1’s former pimp, phoned up Jacques Dubrulle three times right after
these publications. Later research by the authors of the 1999 book ‘The
X-Dossiers’ indicated that both men were good friends. The parents of
Veronique, who were quite prominent at the time, have never tried to
defend themselves against the accusations made by X1, which were
reported in the press.
According to X1, the two Gent
doctors were not part of her pimp’s immediate circle and they were not
involved in the child hunts.
Carine Dellaert, from Gent:
X1 had spoken about a girl named “Clo” since her
first interview on September 20, 1996. According to X1, Clo had been 3
years older than herself and was murdered somewhere “between June and December 1983”. [96]
According to X1, at one point in 1983 she had been picked up from
school by Tony and taken to a house in the region of Gent. She found her
friend Clo there, lying on a bed. Clo was trying to deliver a baby,
but in the process was continually raped and tortured. As a result, she
had lost a lot of blood and ultimately died. The baby was taken away.
One of the few things X1 was able
to remember about the life of Clo, was the street where her school
was located. Armed with this information, the investigators were able
to present X1 with 1981-1982 class photos on which she recognized
Carine Dellaert as being her Clo. X1 also pointed to a certain “V.”,
about which she stated: “they killed her too”. The investigators
checked X1’s information and it turned out that Carine Dellaert had
disappeared on August 30, 1982, only to be found very badly decomposed
in an abandoned cesspit on September 24, 1985. She indeed was 3 years
older than X1. The other girl X1 identified by name also had died in
1983. [97]
During the investigation into the death of Carine Dellaert, X1 recalled that her Carine “Clo” Dellaert had worn “an ankle bracelet… a chainlet”.
And indeed, the 1985 autopsy report on Carine Dellaert mentioned that
this girl had worn an ankle chainlet. That same report also mentioned
that the remains of a laminaria tent were found at the height of
Carine’s pelvis. The only purpose of laminaria tents is to slowly open
up the cervix to make it easier and more comfortable to give
childbirth, again supporting X1’s testimony that Carine was trying to
deliver a baby in her final hours. [98]
Additionally, soon after her daughter’s disappearance Carine’s mother
had found out that her daughter was in the possession of maternity
clothing. [99]
In early 1997, the BOB in Gent,
headed by prosecutor of the king Jean Soenen, took over the
investigation of the X1-Dellaert link. They ceased all cooperation with
Neufchateau and
began a campaign of manipulation and intimation,
which ultimately led to the following conclusion by Soenen (read out in
very bad Dutch on national tv):
“… the testimonies of Regina Louf, alias X1, have been closed definitively.
As an overall conclusion it can be stated that all her testimonies have
been totally unbelievable and the [inaudible] of pure fantasy. Her
testimonies pertaining to the death of Carine Dellaert are completely
wrong. During the investigation it clearly turned out that the girl Clo,
if this person even existed, absolutely does not identify herself with
Carine Dellaert.”
As usual, there’s a total lack
of respect for the victim and numerous statements had to be ignored and
taken out of context before this conclusion could be reached. Besides
some of the things that have already been mentioned, one example is the
fact that the BOB in Gent claimed that X1’s description of the villa in
which the murder allegedly took place was inaccurate. The team of De
Baets concluded otherwise, the authors of the the book ‘The X-Dossiers’
concluded otherwise, and finally a court of law also concluded
otherwise. [101] Unfortunately, the case was already dead and buried by that time.
Carine “Clo” Dellaert,
introduced to the network by her father, according to X1 and Carine’s
closest school friend. 1999, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 170: “A former
neighbor testified that he had often heard Carine Dellaert shout for
help when she was alone at home with her father.”
Another important detail about
the house pointed out by X1 that was never investigated by the Gent BOB
was that it used to be a brothel, the International Club, where many
upper class people came. Coincidentally, the parents of X4 lived next
door. [102]
A person named Gustaaf Derdijn rented the villa since 1991 from the
same people who owned the house in the early 1980s. During this time in
the early 1980s, Derdijn was the owner of the Co-Cli-Co, a night club
where X1 claimed to have been abused by customers of her pimp, Tony,
together with Clo/Carine. Investigators found that the Co-Cli-Co was
mentioned in Tony’s diary. They also found out that when this night
club went bankrupt in 1984, one of its largest creditors was Le Cinema
Publicitaire, a videostore owned by Tony. The largest creditor was the
firm All-Meat, in which not only Derdijn was a partner, but also the
Dutch porn king Gerard Cok. [103]
Cok has been in a partnership with “Fat” Charles Geerts since
1981-1982. Geerts is one of the largest porn kings in the world and even
more so than Cok, is intimately tied to the Dutch (and international)
mafia. Interestingly, Geerts has been accused on several occasions of
trade in pedophile movies. [104]
Other examples of evidence
ignored by the Gent BOB are the testimonies of Kristelle M. and Fanny
V. (a pseudonym). Fanny was Carine’s best friend at school. She
remembered how Carine would often speak to her about sexual abuse by her
father and his friends, and how Carine had often thought about running
away from home. [105]
Kristelle M. was a classmate of X1 who was among those who confirmed
X1’s relationship with Tony, a person who often waited for her after
school. X1 apparently told Kristelle at some point that she was
pregnant from this man. Also, according to Kristelle, X1 often went out
with a girl named “Christine, Carine, Caroline or Claudine”. [106]
In 1998, in the aftermath of the X1-Dellaert affair, some old
classmates of X1 apparently confirmed that Carine had indeed been known
as “Clo” by some. [107] This would be a direct contradiction to the claims made by the BOB in Gent.
One of the main reasons cited by
prosecutor Jean Soenen for his decision to close the case of X1-Dellaert
was that she refused to cooperate when confronted with Carine’s father,
Emile. Unfortunately, Soenen and the press generally forgot to mention
the circumstances of this confrontation. First of all, X1 had been
confronted with Tony the day before, and even though he confirmed vast
portions of her story, she had been completely drained by yet another
intimidating confrontation in which all kinds of manipulations took
place. Secondly, like Fanny V., X1 had already testified from day one
that Carine’s father had been the one responsible for bringing her into
the sadist abuse network. It apparently also didn’t bother the Gent
investigators that Emile had already been investigated for
accusations of incest in 1977, next to suspicions against him that he
had an affair with an under aged girl in the Netherlands in 1965.
Because of accusations of incest from his wife and because he waited a
week before reporting his daughter missing, Emile became a suspect in
the disappearance of his own daughter. During the investigation the
police found out that Emile shot “sensual” photos of his daughter, that
witnesses at Carine’s scouting club thought that father and daughter
were acting more like a couple in love, that Carine had become
extremely afraid of the woods all of a sudden, and that she was often
heard screaming in the weeks before her disappearance. [108]
It all didn’t matter. Emile would be released, acquitted and later
supported by most newspapers after the X1-Dellaert case had broken out.
Christine Van Hees, from the Brussels region:
The 16 year old Christine Van Hees was found
tortured to death on February 13, 1984, after an emergency fire
response to an old champignon factory. The murder had been surrounded
by mystery from day one, and those that largely contributed to that
(directly or indirectly) included Jean-Claude Van Espen (business
associate and family of Nihoul; would play a crucial role in the
X-witness investigation, supporting the fraudulent re-read conclusions)
, Guy Collignon (chief investigator of the Van Hees murder; apparently acknowledged a cover-up to Christine’s brother), Baudouin Dernicourt (later one of the main X-witness re-readers), Didier de Quevy (lawyer of Alexis Alewaeters and soon Marc Dutroux) and Jean-Paul Dumont (CEPIC lawyer; accused by different sources of being part of the Nihoul abuse network). A group of punks was implicated, but no evidence could be found, only false leads.
Christine Van Hees.
Over a decade later, on October
25, 1996, X1 mentioned a number of girls that she had witnessed being
murdered. Among these names was a “Christine”. Because of the details X1
provided, De Baets and Hupez began to think about “le crime de la champignonniere”.

According to X1, Christine had met with Nihoul in
October 1983 and somehow began a relationship with him. After a while,
Christine began to figure out that Nihoul was a pretty bad guy, but
was afraid to speak about him to her parents. She feared that Nihoul
and his friends might hurt her, or possibly her parents. Also, Nihoul
had persuaded Christine to have sex with X1 and participate in orgies.
She was afraid that her parents wouldn’t understand.

Against all protocols of the
network, X1 encouraged Christine to try and speak with her parents. X1
briefly mentioned her advice to Christine to Mieke -another girl from
the network- who unfortunately became so afraid of reprisals that she
informed Nihoul and Tony about X1’s dissent. As a result of that, X1 and
Christine were taken to the abandoned champignon factory where
Christine was murdered.
Whole documentaries can be made
about just the X1-Christine Van Hees aspect of the X-Dossiers. To keep
things relatively short, below is a quick summary of facts which
indicate that X1 spoke the truth about Christine Van Hees and her
murder. These facts have mainly been discussed in De Morgen newspaper,
the 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’ and the 2003 Zembla X-Dossiers
  • X1 had stated that Dutroux, who she
    described as a bit of an outsider, was present at the murder of
    Christine. Research showed that in the early 1980s Marc Dutroux and
    Bernard Weinstein visited the same skating rink as Christine Van Hees.
    According to Michele Martin, Dutroux went there alone since 1983 to make
    it easier for him to “seduce girls”. Just before her death, it is
    known that Christine had a date with a “Marc” who could well have been
    Marc Dutroux. However, no conclusive research has been carried out.
    Additionally, Nathalie Geirnaert, a friend of Christine who lived in the
    same street as her, recognized Marc Dutroux on two old pictures from
    the early 1980s as someone who she had seen in the company of Christine.
    Nathalie explained that in the days before her kidnapping, Christine
    had become extremely scared of someone or something. When she would
    leave Nathalie’s house, Christine would ask Nathalie to accompany her to
    her house or ask her to stay at the door until she was inside. The
    night before the murder Nathalie noticed a suspicious black car in front
    of Christine’s house from 23:30 to 13:00. A man had been sitting behind
    the wheel the whole time. Nothing was done with Nathalie’s testimony.
  • According to X1, Christine had met Nihoul
    in October 1983 and had begun a relationship with him. Friends of
    Christine later testified that she had begun to act different for the
    first time in October 1983. Also, Christine often went to the swimming
    bath of Etterbeek. One floor above this swimming bath the radio show of
    Michel Nihoul was located. Nihoul had already been very active in
    Etterbeek through the Dolo. Coincidentally, during the investigation
    into Christine’s murder an anonymous tip came in that the Dolo in
    Etterbeek was the key to solving the Christine Van Hees murder. No
    investigation was carried out. In fact, somehow the investigators,
    headed by Van Espen, managed to write down that the tip was about cafe
    Chez Dolores instead of the Dolo.
  • In late 1984, Fabienne Kirby, a friend of
    Christine Van Hees in her final months, gave a testimony that would not
    be incompatible with the one of X1 12 years later. According to
    Fabienne, Christine had told her how she had ended up in a dangerous
    group of people involved in sex orgies and apparently sadism. PV 7112,
    February 20, 1984, Fabienne Kirby (anonymous at the time) to the
    judicial police: “We got to know each other in October 1983. Over
    time our discussions became more and more intimate. Christine told such
    unbelievable stories that I slowly became convinced that she made things
    up. She told me that she had gotten to know a group of people. She
    regularly saw them at an abandoned house close to her house. She
    regularly saw these people in the months October and November 1983.
    These people were older than Christine. She explained to me that
    meetings were held in that house, to which a road led about nobody knew.
    Other girls were in the group. Sometimes, she said, she went alone to
    the house to write her diary. Christine never spoke about this with
    girls from her school class. I was bewildered when she told me what
    happened there. She told me that if she ever spoke about this with her
    parents or brothers, her so-called friends would kill her and burn down
    the house. She told that in the group free love is practiced… She told
    me that this group attracted and frightened her at the same time. In
    early 1984, I noticed that Christine had changed a lot. She had lost
    weight, was paler and in any case took less care of herself. She said
    she wanted to blow up all bridges because very bad things had happened. I
    noticed that she had bruises, and a cigarette burn on her arm. She then
    explained that it had started as a game, that those games had started
    slowly, but then became violent. Christine had come into conflict with
    one of the other girls in the other group. She felt very much attracted
    to a member of the gang. She told me that it was possible to feel
    sexually attracted to a man, without really loving him. She truanted
    from school. About her friends she said: ‘They are pigs, but I feel good
    with them.’ She said me that, once you ended up in that milieu, you
    never got out. It was of little use, she said, to talk about it with
    someone, because no one would believe her.'”
    Kirby explained that
    she had undergone an abortion during the time that she knew Christine.
    The father would have been a member of the Derochette family and a full
    cousin of the now well known pedophile Patrick Derochette. A law clerk
    of examining magistrate Jean-Claude Van Espen, who headed the
    investigation into Christine Van Hees, married into the Derochette
    family and was tied to the kidnapping and murder of Loubna Benaissa. It
    is known that a woman named Nathalie Perignon phoned up Fabienne during
    the Dutroux and X-witness investigation. Coincidentally, Perignon had
    been present with three men in a black car observing the champignon
    factory where Christine had been murdered the week before. All four
    individuals in the car worked at Nihoul’s Radio Activite and personally
    knew Nihoul.
  • X1 was blindfolded and bare-footed when
    she, Christine and the abusers stepped out of the car. Before entering
    the compound she felt a lot of gravel under her feet. It is correct that
    in 1984 there was gravel all over the place.
  • The compound she was brought into smelled
    moldy, like it hadn’t been used for a long time. This seems likely, as
    the champignon factory had been abandoned since 1972.
  • X1’s overall description of the champignon
    factory where Christine was murdered is accurate. The former owner and
    his son could step by step find themselves in the description given
    by X1; from stepping out of the car to the location where Christine had
    been murdered. The son of the former owner of the champignon factory to
    Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part I’ (March 11, 2003): “The doors. We had very special, hand-made doors.
    Old doors with ornaments, which she described perfectly.
    She knew all that.
    She drew the chimney and the living room. It matched quite well. The chimney looked like it.
    She drew the rose window. A rose window is a rose window.
    It could well be our rose window.
    What she told about the
    champignoniere was accurate.
    I showed the
    description [of X1] to one of my brothers.
    That girl had to have been there. There’s no other way.”
    1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 244-245: “The
    son is responsible for a stir when the texts [descriptions of the
    champignoniere of X1 and an inspector at the scene. They differ] are
    presented to him. ‘That police officer has not been inside there, your
    witness X1 was’… The police officer in question, Jacques Dekock, is
    summoned that evening and immediately confronted with the son. The
    confrontation doesn’t last long. It’s true, he admits. He was so
    dismayed by the body that evening that he hardly looked at the rest of
    the building. The complex was demolished in 1989. Nowhere information is
    available about how the building looked in 1984. It was such a complex
    clew of houses, hangers, driveways, halls and basements that all who
    would try to do a little guessing on describing the place would be seen
    through immediately. And that is what is so bizarre. The inspectors just
    couldn’t figure it out how X1 told them that she got there by car,
    stepped out, stumbled… The son of the owner had no problems with this.
    Almost immediately he could tell exactly through where X1 entered the
    building and how she reached the basement. That she stumbled in the hall
    is logical, he says. More people used to do that. By rebuilding two
    houses into one, a connection had been created with two stairs: the
    first one going down, then up again. ‘In reality she was in the
    kitchen’, the son deducts from the description of the wallpaper and the
    tiles – which also is perfectly accurate. He went through it with his
    family. ‘There are things we read in her testimony that reminded us of
    details that we ourselves had long forgotten, like the motif on the
    tiles’, he later says. Indeed, from the kitchen there was a separate
    doorway to the basement. And those flesh hooks? Yet another detail that
    only now recalls memories. ‘Of course, then she was in the scullery’,
    the son says. His uncle made meat pies and had created a sort of
    industrial kitchen in the adjacent building. With a pen in his hand the
    son draws the route that X1 must have travelled that night. The rugged
    wooden table, the rain barrel… Yes, yes, his father had left that when
    he moved out. It is extraordinarily, no question about it.”
  • In 1984, a tampon with blood on it was found
    in a building located 30 feet away from the basement in which Christine
    had been murdered. This matches X1’s 1996 testimony that blood in the
    vagina of Christine had been absorbed with a tampon. The blood type
    matched that of Christine’s. A DNA test was in process in 1999, just as a
    DNA test on a cigarette butt that had been found at the murder site.
    However, Van Espen closed the investigation before the results could be
    made available. Burned notebooks and a satchel belonging to Christine
    were found in the same building, disproving claims from magistrates
    that this building was not accessible at the time of the murder. By
    confusing the description of the building and the basement, these
    magistrates had first claimed that X1’s description of the murder site
    wasn’t correct and that the bloody tampon was irrelevant. However, they
    were later forced to recant this argument as X1 had always made a
    clear distinction between the building where the abuse and torture
    began, and the basement where Christine was ultimately murdered.
  • In the last room X1 said she and Christine
    had been brought, she had seen a rope and a jerrycan. The police report
    at the time stated that a rope and a jerrycan had been found in the
    room where Christine had been found.
  • According to X1, candles were the only
    source of light in the building. A candle was among the items found at
    the murder location.
  • Christine’s body had been found lying
    face down, arching back because a metal strand had been tied from her
    neck to her wrists and on to her ankles. X1 had mentioned how her
    Christine had been tied up in this same way and with a metal strand.
  • According to X1, Christine was set on fire
    while lying tied up on the ground. The autopsy report of Christine Van
    Hees showed that her body had been burned to such a degree that it
    initially was hard to tell her gender.
  • X1 described how one of Christine’s wrists was penetrated by a “a metal bar… hollow inside… 30 centimeters long”.
    Although the re-readers tried to deny the existence of a wound to
    Christine’s left wrist, the first police commissioner to describe the
    scene wrote in his official report: “A nail is planted in the left wrist”
    and indicated that it had been taken from one of the numerous racks
    that were located in the building. Reading the testimony of X1, the
    former owner and his family also immediately thought about the racks and
    estimated the length of these hollow tubes at “30 or 40 centimeters”.
    The “nails” in these racks indeed were thin hollow tubes, which at one
    time supported the shelves with growing mushrooms. Investigators and
    magistrates tried to spin the story by claiming that X1 had spoken about
    a “crucifixion” and specifically a “nail”. Earlier, they
    had tried to claim that no object had penetrated the wrist of
    Christine. However, they could not convince the officer who had found
    the body of Christine to change his initial 1984 report.
  • According to X1, Michel Vander Elst was the
    one who beat the nail-like object through Christine’s wrist with a
    hammer. A hammer was found at the location where Christine had been
  • The girl X1 talked about having been
    murdered was “Chrissie”, full name Christine. She gave this name and
    details about the murder before De Baets and team could match it with
    the Christine Van Hees murder. Coincidentally, all other details also
    matched the story of X1.
One wonders how Jean-Claude Van
Espen and his aides were able to conclude that X1 could never have been
present at the murder of Christine, but that’s exactly what they did.
Their arguments, which can be read in the ‘victim-witnesses‘ appendix, have been completely discredited. The X1-Christine Van Hees dossier should never have been closed.
Katrien de Cuyper, from Antwerp region:
The 15 year old Katrien de Cuyper disappeared in
the evening of December 17, 1991 in Antwerp, after having last been
seen making a phone call in the cafe les Routiers (the Truck Drivers).
She was found dead 6 months later, on June 22, 1992. The autopsy showed
that she had been murdered soon after her kidnapping. Those responsible
were never caught.
On February 2, 1997, X1
recognized Katrien de Cuyper from a series of pictures shown to her.
She explained how this girl had been taken to a castle and was murdered
by a group of individuals that included Tony, Nihoul and Bouty. [109]
Before she was killed, X1 had noticed that Katrien lacked the routine
of the more experienced girls. She thought this girl had been
recruited by Tony.
After X1 had given a description
of the castle and the route she had travelled, the investigators were
able to find the domain in question: Castle Kattenhof in ‘s
Gravenwezel, owned by the de Caters family. [110]
It turned out that this family owned property in Knokke in streets
where X1 had already pointed out some apartments where she had been
abused. [111]
Baron Patrick de Caters, a co-owner of the de Caters domain, is a
member of Cercle de Wallonië, together with Etienne Davignon, Prince
Philippe de Chimay, Count Jean-Pierre de Launoit (vice-Président Cercle
de Lorraine), Elio Di Rupo and Aldo Vastapane. All of these men have
been accused of child abuse at some point, although it must be stated
that some of the accusations are more reliable than others.
Additionally, next to the de Caters domain, the castle of Axel Vervoordt
can be found. Vervoordt is a famous art collector, who counts
international pop stars and businessmen among his clientele. He too has
been accused of pedophilia. More on that later.
The description X1 gave of
Katrien was not the most convincing in the world, although the length
and hair color of the girl she had seen did approximately match those
of Katrien de Cuyper. In any case, the conclusion of the investigators
appointed to this specific sub-dossier that Katrien de Cuyper in no
way could have been X1’s Katrien is definitely an exaggeration. However,
the most telling aspect of the X1-Katrien de Cuyper case is not the
conclusion of the researchers.
During the observation of Tony
Vandenbogaert, X1’s former pimp, it had become known that this person
was in continuous contact with a gendarme officer from Antwerp. They
would regularly call or email each other. But interestingly, after this
fact had already become known, this particular gendarme officer was
appointed to a leading position in the investigation into this same
Tony. De Baets and his team reminded their superiors that this was an
obvious conflict of interest. However, no changes were made, and this
gendarme officer became one of those responsible for dismissing the
possibility that the Katrien described by X1 couldn’t possibly have been
Katrien de Cuyper (in whose murder Tony was implicated by X1). [112]
The pictures on the left
and right show Katrien de Cuyper in approximately the final year of her
life. The central picture shows the girl from the network. The mouth,
the nose, the lines underneath her eyes, the shape of the face; even the
eyes and eyebrows are far from incompatible. Only the hair has a
different color, but there are explanations for that. Click picture to
Another interesting fact about
the Katrien de Cuyper case was that in mid 1999, when the Dutch police
put together a catalog of pictures found at the Zandvoort home of
pedophile Gerrie Ulrich, there was a porn photo in there of a girl which
closely resembled Katrien de Cuyper. [113]
Among the pictures and documents found at Ulrich’s were order forms to
make requests for specific forms of child pornography. An investigation
showed that Ulrich regularly donated large sums of money to a post
office box located above the cafe in Antwerp (The Truck Drivers) where
Katrien De Cuyper had last been seen making a phone call. Two Dutch porn
firms were located at this address: Studio De Pauw and X-Kiss. [114]
Whether or not Katrien de Cuyper was found among the pictures in
Ulrich’s home, in 2004, the District Attorney’s office in Antwerp closed
the case by stating that the picture in Ulrich’s home was a boy, after having been shown another picture -allegedly a
photoshop- of “Katrien” with the body of boy. [115] Now seriously, does the girl in the central picture even remotely look like a boy?
The Katrien de Cuyper case might
not have been as powerful as the previous three, but it certainly
remains interesting. And also in this case there’s evidence of a cover
Court documents filmed by Zembla showing the quote below in Dutch. It’s also possible to largely read “Regina had this relationship WITH her consent and not AGAINST her will.”
Who backed up the claims of X1

As already mentioned, in 1998, prosecutor of the
king Jean Soenen stated the following on Belgian national television:

“… the testimonies of Regina Louf, alias X1, have been closed definitively. As an overall conclusion it can be stated that all her testimonies have been totally unbelievable and the [inaudible] of pure fantasy.” [116]

This has since become the consensus view on X1.
However, it’s a lie. Even if one only pays attention to the official
conclusions of the Veronique Dubrulle, Carine Dellaert, Christine Van
Hees and Katrien de Cuyper cases, even then it not only has to be
acknowledged that it is a fact that Tony Vandenbogaert had sex with X1
since she was at least 12 years old, but also that her parents approved
of this relationship. According to the Soenen’s own Gent Law Court, in

“It has been established that Regina, between her twelfth
and sixteenth year, had a sexual relationship with a much older and
grown man, named Antoine V… Her mother knew about this, allowed the
relationship and even encouraged it. Her mother at least felt a platonic
love for this same V.”
Left: X1’s mother in the
late 1970s. Mid and right: X1’s parents in 1998, claiming complete
ignorance on everything their daughter is talking about. They stated
otherwise during interrogations.
This was the unescapable
conclusion from information provided by X1, followed by confrontations
with Tony and her parents. However, after these three were forced to
admit parts of X1’s story, they had to come up with an excuse. That
excuse became that X1 -as a 12 year old girl- had taken the actual
initiative for the relationship and had pressured her parents into
giving Tony a key of the house. As lame as this excuse may sound,
Soenen and the Gent Law Court were more than happy to incorporate this
excuse into their final conclusion as an undisputed fact: “Regina had this relationship WITH her consent and not AGAINST her will.”
Soenen’s aide, substitute magistrate Nicole De Rouck, repeated this
“fact” on national television and added that these events had happened
too long ago for Tony still to be prosecuted.
If you read the newspapers you
would think otherwise, but X1’s statements about her childhood in Gent
and Knokke have been confirmed by many witnesses. Here’s a list:
1. Tony:
himself that he had sex with X1 since she was 12 years old (ignoring
the testimonies that he already raped X1 at her grandmother’s house
almost a decade before) and that he had been given a key of the house to
enter whenever he pleased. [117]
2. X1’s mother:
“admitting” that her 12 or 13 year old daughter had pressured her into
giving Tony a key of the house, she confirmed that her daughter indeed
had a sexual relationship with Tony. [118]
3. X1’s father:
that Tony came into the house a lot more than he had previously stated.
Also admitted that Tony picked Regina up from school and that he took
her places. [119]
4. Marleen van Herreweghe:
who X1 said should have seen some of the abuse in Knokke and Gent.
Marleen didn’t confirm the abuse in Knokke, but did state that “there were sexual contacts between X1, that Tony, the mother of X1 and the housekeeper.” [120]
5. Carine Verniers:
of X1’s mother in the 1980s who apparently didn’t do a very good job,
as the home of X1 has generally been described as dirty and messy.
Pregnant for the first time when she was 18 years old and ended up with 4
children from 3 different men. She was in therapy for a while.
Unaware that a camera was taping her
confrontation with X1, Verniers accidentally confirmed during a break
that Tony, the mother and X1 all had a sexual relationships with each
other. She also stated that she didn’t believe that X1 was lying. After
X1 pushed a little bit, Verniers also confirmed that she suddenly left
the house after there were indications that her 18 months old child had
been abused. When investigators tried to interview the by then 16 year
old daughter, the confrontations ended in panic attacks and denial. No
follow-up investigation was carried out.
In March 1997, investigators found out that
Verniers had a lot of phone conversations with Marleen van Herreweghe.
On one day Verniers received 38 telephone calls from acquaintances who
also contacted Marleen that same day. The investigators suspected that
an effort was made to get the stories of these two women straight. [121]
6. “Odette” (pseudonym):
was a mistress of Tony V. in the 1980s. She confirmed that Tony
often visited the mother of X1 and that she assumed that Tony had an
affair with her. Odette: “I myself was kind of hungry for sex and
like Tony there was no one better in bed… He tried to get to know
everything about you… He liked to give people the feeling that he
could blackmail them… I don’t know what to think about the whole
X1-affair and I find it hard to believe that Tony had something to do
with those child murders. But still. When I read the book of X1, I
cannot deny that everything she wrote about Tony is accurate, down to
the smallest details. That was a shock to me.”
7. X2:
least two of the locations in Knokke where X2 claimed to have been
abused were also pointed out by X1. Another street designated by X2
faced the hotel of X1’s grandmother. [123]
Additionally, some of the abusers mentioned by X2 turned out to be the
same as those mentioned by X1, like Vanden Boeynants, Baron de Bonvoisin
and the Lippens brothers. There appears to be some confusion whether or
not X1 recognized X2 from a picture. [124]
8. X3
Mentioned Vanden Boeynants, an abuser that was also reported by X1 and X2.
9. X4
X4’s parents lived nextdoor to one of the locations where X1 said she and Carine Dellaert had been abused. [125] X4 correctly identified both Chantal S. and Nathalie C., youth friends of X1, as victims of the abuse network. [126] In turn, Nathalie W. identified by name the mother and a sister of X4. [127]
10. X7 (Nathalie C.):
that she was the best friend of X1 between the age of 10 and 14, that
she knew about X1’s sexual relationship with Tony (X1 told her since the
age of 12) and some of the abuse, that she knew about the sexual
relationship between Tony and the mother of X1, that she had visited the
house of X1’s grandmother and that she was forbidden to visit the the
first floor here. [128]
11. Nathalie W.
X1 identified Nathalie W. as a victim of the network [129] and apparently situated her at the sexclub Les Atrebates in the early 1980s. [130] X1 also recognized her father. [131]
Nathalie W., on the other hand, correctly identified the pimp of X1 as
“Anthony” and as a friend of Nihoul (whom she also knew). [132] Apparently, both X1 and Nathalie W. independently referred to Nihoul as “Mich”. [133] Additionally, X4 identified Nathalie W. while Nathalie W. identified the mother and a sister of X4 by name.
12. Chantal S.:
the abuse of X1 at her grandmother’s hotel-villa in Knokke. She
remembered only one name, “Monsieur”, which turned out to be correct,
judging from X1’s testimony. Like X7, Chantal gave many details which
could be found in the testimonies of others, for example that she was
forbidden to cry during the abuse or that she was not allowed to go to
the first floor. [134] X4 recognized Chantal S. as a victim of the network.
13. Anja D.:
Classmate of X1 in the early 1980s. Knew about sexual relationship with Tony and that he brought her places. [135]
14. Kristelle M.:
of X1 in the early 1980s. Confirmed X1’s relationship with Tony and
that X1 had been made pregnant by this man. Indicated that X1 knew
Carine Dellaert. [136]
15. “Fanny V.” (pseudonym):
of Carine Dellaert. Confirmed X1’s story about Carine Dellaert and
stated that X1 had the same introvert attitude as Carine. [137]
16. Parents of a classmate:
1979, X1 mentioned to a classmate the abuse that was going on at
her grandmother’s hotel-villa. After this girl told her parents, X1 was
invited over to retell her story. Knowing that X1 could never know all
these details without having experienced them, the parents informed the
principal of the school her daughter and X1 went to. X1 went to the
principal, a nun, to repeat the story and showed the bruises in her
neck. The nun told X1 that she was “a fantasizer” and called up her
grandmother. Besides being heavily punished, X1 was sent back to her
parents in Gent in an effort to stop the rumors that were going round
the neighborhood by now. When X1 disappeared from school, the parents of
X1’s classmate assumed that she had been taken up in a child protection
program. However, more than 10 years later they found out that this
had not been the case. The girl, nor her parents were asked to testify
about X1. [138]
17. Mieke:
from the network who went to live with X1 and her husband in 1998. She
was never asked to testify, but apparently could verify many aspects of
X1’s story. She is not to be confused with Marie-Theresa “Mieke” from
X1’s testimony on Christine Van Hees. [139]
Dismantling the investigation
The initial investigation into
Dutroux and Nihoul was headed by Michel Bourlet, the prosecutor of the
king in the Neufchateau district, and examining magistrate Jean-Marc
Connerotte. These two men already had gained somewhat of a martyr
status, because several years before the Dutroux case they had been
taken off the investigation into the murder of the socialist leader
Andre Cools, apparently right before being able to solve the case. Then,
in 1996, when they finally found two missing girls -alive- they became
national heroes overnight.
It was Connerotte who appointed
BOB officer Patriek De Baets and his team to the X1 case in early
September 1996. In this function De Baets worked directly for Connerotte
and could work relatively autonomous from his superiors in the BOB and
the overall gendarmerie.
Jean-Marc Connerotte, sacked from the Dutroux investigation before it ever really got off the ground.
The first major change in the
investigation occurred on October 14, 1996. Connerotte was removed as
examining magistrate, the reason being that he had attended a fund
raising for parents of missing children. The problem here was that
Sabine and Laetitia, the girls he had personally rescued from Dutroux’s
dungeon, were present at this meeting as guests of honor.
The lawyers of Dutroux and Nihoul had gotten wind
of this visit and began a successful procedure to remove Connerotte,
arguing that the examining magistrate had shown with this visit that he
wasn’t carrying out his investigation objectively enough.

Although many wonder how Connerotte could have
been so careless, especially with such a sensitive case, there are quite
a number of extenuating circumstances.
For example, Connerotte, who was on leave and had
married earlier that day,
made sure to pay for the plate of spaghetti he was
given, made sure that he did not to meet with the girls or their
parents, declined to accept flowers from Laetitia and Sabine, and handed
over the fountain pen the guests had been given to a judicial
registrar. [140]
Also, Connerotte barely stayed an hour, but with this visit he and
Bourlet (who also went) made yet another effort to change the consensus
view that the justice department wasn’t interested in parents of
missing children or victims of child abuse.

All these facts didn’t matter and
Connerotte was replaced by the inexperienced examining magistrate
Jacques Langlois. As rumors of a cover-up had already begun to spread,
the removal sparked massive protests all around the country. In Brussels
alone, more than 300,000 people went to the streets to protest (the
famous White March), but it changed nothing.
Michel Bourlet, prosecutor
of the king in Neufchateau since 1984. Has always been on the side of
Connerotte, De Baets and X1, even though his hands were tied. Had a
hilarious run in with Baron de Bonvoisin, one of the most notorious
suspects in the X-Dossiers, very early on in the investigation. De
Bonvoisin had arranged a meeting in his castle with some of the Dutroux
case investigators, during which he called Bourlet and tried to make an
appointment. Bourlet pretended to accept a meeting for the next day, but
never showed up.
As the prosecutor of the King,
Bourlet was not forced to step down. However, the examining magistrate
does the majority of the in depth investigations. Therefore Bourlet’s
hands were largely tied when Langlois came in and immediately decided
that he didn’t want to hear anything about child abuse networks.
Langlois became one of those responsible for dismantling the whole
Dutroux investigation by ignoring countless leads and sending his
investigators off into all kinds of bogus issues.

A second major change occurred in early December
1996. Until that point, as said before, the BOB officers working with
the various X-witnesses worked independently from the BOB and
gendarmerie hierarchy. They had a supporting role in the Dutroux
investigation and answered directly to Bourlet and Connerotte, and later
on to the much less interested Langlois. However, on December 1, all
the inspectors working on the sub-dossiers of the Dutroux affair,
including the X-Dossiers, were brought together in a large secured
building just outside Brussels. Gendarmerie Commandant Jean-Luc Duterme
was appointed head of this investigating cell and was able to heavily
influence the ongoing investigations.

With Langlois and Duterme in place the overall
Dutroux investigation began to take a dramatic turn for the worse. In
complete contrast with Connerotte and Bourlet, Langlois did not
communicate directly with the interviewers of the various X-witnesses,
but went to Commandant Duterme instead. [141]
While Duterme secretly, and without having the proper authority, began
to “reread” the testimonies of the X-witnesses, Langlois dived head on
into leads that Connerotte and Bourlet had suspected from day one to be
disinformation. [142] The major examples would be:

  • the digs in Jumet, which were inspired by the bogus claims of convicted pedophile Jean-Paul Raemaekers;
  • the November 1996 Oliver Trusgnach case in
    which high level politicians Elio Di Rupo and Jean-Pierre Grafe were
    implicated as pedophiles;
  • the prominent December 12, 1996 search of the Gnostic-Luciferian (Satanic) Abrasax cult.
The Jumet digs and the Oliver
Trusgnach case were complicated disinformation schemes, ultimately meant
to provide “skeptics” with examples that Neufchateau investigators
could easily be fooled by captured child abusers and fantasists who make
up stories. In fact, in a truly Machiavellian way, De Baets and his
team were forced, without knowing anything about the case, to take up a
primary role in the Trusgnach case the day before all the (soon to be
discredited) accusations would be published in the press. Police
commissioner Georges Marnette played a central role in both of these
disinformation schemes, about which you can read in detail in ‘the accused‘ appendix. Why there? Because both X2 and Nathalie W. identified Marnette as an abuser in the network. [143]
The Abrasax story is less
complicated. The following well known newspaper report, published on
December 29, 1996 by the Sunday Times, is one of the best examples in
which some of the most accurate (albeit hard to believe) information
appears to have been strategically mixed in with a central piece of
sects involved in bizarre rites including human sacrifice are being
linked by Belgian police with this summer’s string of grisly paedophile
murders in which at least four children died.

Five witnesses came forward last week and
described how black masses were held, at which children were killed in
front of audiences said to have included prominent members of Belgian
society. One investigator said it was “like going back to the Middle

The tentacles of the sects appear to have
stretched beyond the borders of Belgium to Holland, Germany and even
America. The witnesses – several of whom claim to have received death
threats – say that young babies were handed over by their parents
willingly in return for money. In other cases the victims were
abducted. [ISGP note: The incest aspect should
definitely have been described here. The “abductions” should also have
been explained in more detail]

The witnesses, who are believed to have
identified the sites where the masses took place to the police, said
organisers had also photographed participants and threatened to hand
over their pictures if they went to the police.

The investigation centres on Abrasax [the crucial piece of disinformation],
a self-styled institute of black magic, whose headquarters in the
village of Forchies-la-Marche in southern Belgium was raided by police
last week. Human skulls were among the objects removed from the
run-down building.

… Police have long suspected that Dutroux,
a convicted paedophile, was part of an international network which
abducted children, sexually abused them and then killed them. Their
activities appear to have been financed by the sale of pornographic
videos filmed by members of the ring.

… Investigators are still trying to
determine the precise nature of the links between the Satanists and the
paedophile groups.

In a separate twist, a Belgian newspaper
claimed yesterday that a former European commissioner was among a group
of judges, senior politicians, lawyers and policemen who attended
orgies held in a Belgian chateau and organised by Michel Nihoul, one of
Dutroux’s alleged accomplices. La Derniere Heure, which claimed to
have a guest list, did not name the commissioner but said he “came with
a girl, Josette, nicknamed Jojo, the Bomb”.

Picture of Abrasax
headquarters in the small, stuffy home of Francis “Anubis- Moloch”
Desmedt and Dominique “Nahema-Nephthys” Kindermans where maybe 20
persons could be involved in a ritual at the same time. The profoundly
negative Abrasax cult consisted of four institutes: The Belgian Church
of Satan, the Wicca center, the Order for Luciferian Initiation and
the Gnostic church. Psychotherapy was also practiced here.
Keep the following in mind: like Jumet didn’t
disprove the existence of a network surrounding Nihoul and the
Trusgnach case didn’t disprove high level involvement in abuse networks,
so the Abrasax disinformation doesn’t prove (high level) Satanism
doesn’t exist. It’s important to note that there are innumerable and
very similar reports of cultist or Satanic practices in combination with
child abuse. Going through US and UK newspaper archives since the late
1970s will turn up thousands of (mainly superficial) reports on ritual
abuse and Satanism. In the X-Dossiers there also appears a fair dose of
reports on Satanism and ritual abuse, which is not necessarily the same
thing. You can read these reports in the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix. More information on this aspect in part 15.
Everything mentioned in this
article is accurate, meaning that this is what a number of anonymous (to
the public) witnesses were testifying about in Neufchateau at that
moment. Although not all spoke about Satanism, at least half of them
did. But besides the exaggerated focus on Satanism, the disinformation
here is that this whole Satanic or sectarian aspect of the investigation
centered around the Abrasax cult. The X-Dossiers had absolutely nothing
to do with Abrasax and even though there might have been some
circumstantial Dutroux/Weinstein- related evidence against the cult to
justify a house search some day [144],
there’s no good reason why, with all those other promising leads, this
questionable and highly delicate one had to be picked out for a
premature house search. Unless, of course, the aim was to discredit the
whole investigation, which is what Connerotte and his chief investigator
De Baets have publicly stated. [145]
The basic idea was to discredit any future claims of Satanism and
extreme abuse by bringing up the (soon to be discredited) Abrasax
affair. This motive also becomes obvious when one learns that Duterme,
with the consent of Langlois, scrapped all of the 43 house searches
recommended by De Baets and Bourlet. Their list was based on the most
promising information supplied by the X-witnesses, which indeed
included “a former European commissioner… judges, senior politicians, lawyers and policemen”. [146]
By the time the Abrasax story hit
the news, it was clear that Duterme was in town. He had gathered a
small group of vicious debunkers around him, the most prominent being
Eddy Verhaeghen, Baudouin Dernicourt and Philippe Pourbaix. When the
main interviewer of Nathalie W. suffered a stroke in late January 1997,
Duterme replaced this person and his partner with Dernicourt and
Pourbaix. Nathalie had trusted her first interviewers and although
testifying was a huge mental challenge for her, she did provide certain
names and details that matched with those provided by other X-witnesses.
This all changed when Dernicourt and Pourbaix went after Nathalie like a
couple of attack dogs. They managed to completely destabilize the
victim in a matter of one or two hearings. In March Nathalie dropped
from the investigation. [148]
The other favorite BOB officer of
Duterme, Eddy Verhaeghen, played a key role in discrediting X1. In July
1997, Duterme’s first version of the re-reads of the X1 interviews was
done. Based on these re-reads De Baets and his team were fired later
that month, and Verhaeghen became the new chief interviewer of X1. X1
describes how things changed:
two BOB officers with whom I have to work from now on come to pick me
up for an ‘informal’ talk… The three of us go and sit at a table in a
village cafeteria… Eddy voices my suspicions in the following words:
‘We don’t care if it is true or not. The only thing that matters to me
is my paycheck at the end of the month.’ I smile worryingly. Am I
psychic after all? The discussion proceeds in the expected direction.
The security- and investigative brigade of the gendarmerie thinks that
the ball is in my court. I am the one who has to come up with evidence,
they won’t do any field- or investigative work anymore. In these words
they ask for my cooperation. When I state that I do not have the
authority to conduct searches, nor that I can come up with evidence if
they are not willing to investigate, they just laugh at me… Eddy
begins to insinuate that it all couldn’t have been so bad. Because,
look, I have a husband and four kids, I have everything that I wish and
also, I can laugh… ‘Come on’, Eddy says rather loud, ‘you also enjoyed
it, didn’t you? You can’t say that everything was bad? You were in love
with Tony, weren’t you?’ After exactly one year of hearings, in which I
was treated with respect, I politely try to explain my feelings. I
wasn’t ‘in love’ with him, I loved him; like a daughter loves her father
[at least, that’s what she tried to convince herself of as a young

“I am only
really disheartened when Eddy and his colleague interrogate my friend
Tania. This happens in such a dehumanizing manner that I begin to feel
sick. Her hearing is not recorded on video, and they know it. The two
BOB officers eagerly use their power position to destabilize and
intimidate Tania by bringing up her personal life. They question her in
an office where every BOB officer walks in and out of, and where my
supposedly well-protected dossiers are up for grabs. Tania asks what her
personal life has to do with the case. After all, she did nothing more
than encourage me to testify, and made the first telephone contact with
Connerotte… Are you also a victim? Were you also in the network?
You’re not going to tell me that you didn’t have anything to do with the
network of Ginie? Have you known De Baets a long time? Was this really
the first time you spoke to him, the 4th of September 1996? Are you sure
you never were in the prostitution? Are you really sure? The discussion
continues along these lines the whole afternoon. Tania is intimidated.
Tania even became so scared that she comes to me in the late afternoon,
looks silently at me for a while and then advises me to stop
testifying. For the first time my friend understands my words just
before she phoned up Connerotte in ’96: ‘This is too big, Tania, I can’t
do anything against my perpetrators.”

January 2000, Patriek De
Baets (left) and Aime Bille (right), leaving the Palace of Justice in
Brussels after having been fully acquitted of any wrongdoing in working
with the X-witnesses.
De Baets and his team were fired
on charges that they would have manipulated X1 into saying things that
they wanted to hear. Continuous leaks to the press were organized in
the following months that were supposed to prove this accusation.
However, an official investigation had also been launched and in 2000
the Court of Law in Brussels concluded that there was no evidence at all
that De Baets and his team had been manipulating X1.
One of the main accusation
against De Baets was that he had not filed an official report of the
fact that X1 misidentified Christine Van Hees from a series of pictures.
This turned out to be lie, as this report, PV 117.487, December 6,
1997, had been written and properly filed by his assistant interviewer
Philippe Hupez. Hupez had written many other official reports about his
work with X1, so chances that this was a honest mistake of Duterme are
pretty low.
And even the simple accusation of
the rereaders that X1 had misidentified Christine Van Hees is
misleading, since in the supposedly missing PV 117.487 Hupez explained
it point blank that X1 intentionally didn’t point out Christine.
testified to have recognized Christine between the pictures presented
to her, but does not identify the picture she recognizes… We conclude
from this: 1. the picture P10, pointed out by X1, is not the victim she
spoke about, Christine. 2. But the photo of the victim was among those
shown to X1 [5 in total], which she intentionally didn’t point out.”
Of course, it’s reasonable to be
skeptical about the claim of Hupez and De Baets that X1 “intentionally”
didn’t point out Christine. It seems that either they tried to
manipulate the investigation, or it must have been very clear to them
that X1 was not cooperating. According to X1, it’s the latter. She
order to judge objectively what happened there that morning, you need
to be able to take a look at the tape of that hearing… you would
see that after I pointed to the picture P10 I looked at De Baets and
Hupez with an exultant look on my face. Like: and now it’s your turn!…
It was 7 o’clock in the morning. I was sick and tired of it, I
wanted to go home. If I had pointed out Christine… De Baets
undoubtedly would have continued for another hour or three. In my
stubbornness I wanted to make them feel that they should have given me
more time. I take comfort in one thought though: if the successors of De
Baets had not seized this opportunity to seed doubt in everything, they
undoubtedly would have found something else.”
Until the video of X1’s interview
is made public there might be some lingering doubt about the
explanations given by X1 and the interviewers. However, their stories
are coherent, the interviewers were acquitted from accusations that they
manipulated, and it has not been them who continually changed their
story. The only thing the interviewers can be accused of is of having
pushed this interview with X1, which started on 22:55 PM, too far.
There are numerous other examples
of manipulations by the rereaders. The authors of ‘The X-Dossiers’
filled an entire book with them. In a number of chapters they quote
large portions of the reports written by the rereaders and compare them
to the original testimonies.
Although in most cases it seemed
intentional, one of the first things that became obvious was that
Duterme nor the other rereaders fully mastered the Dutch language; the
language in which X1 testified. Duterme would continually ask questions
about passages which would be completely clear to anyone speaking
perfect Dutch (like the author of this article). Duterme probably made
one of his biggest mistakes when he concluded from one of X1’s
statements that her grandmother had also been present at the murder of
Christine Van Hees. The only thing that X1 had said here was: ‘My grandmother also had those in her scullery’ [referring to meat hooks she had seen in the champignon factory]. [151]
In another case, Duterme did not
understand that the word “bus” has more than one meaning in Dutch. He
apparently knew that it could refer to a vehicle that drives on the
road, but forgot that it can also refer to a small container in which
things can be put (a “can” or “small box”, usually metal). Describing
the location where Christine Van Hees had been murdered, X1 at some
point spoke about a “bus” containing a liquid. In another place she
called this object a “jerry can”. Duterme wrote next to the sentence
containing “jerry can” that this is a different object than the “bus
containing liquid” described earlier, which is complete madness. [152]
Baudouin Dernicourt, who had come
up with the false statement that De Baets and Hupez had not filed an
official report of X1 misidentifying Christine Van Hees, made even
worse “mistakes”. Pertaining to Carine “Clo” Dellaert which X1 was to
identify from a set of pictures, X1 at one point stated: “Not that I saw, but…” and “… she wasn’t in there also”. In Dernicourt’s translations this became: “I know that I saw her…” and “Wasn’t she in there also?” [153] Just incredible.
There are numerous other
incorrect statements from the rereaders that were echoed all over the
media. Take the following two sentences from a widely-read newspaper
report published on February 5, 2004, just before the final
Dutroux-Nihoul trial:
pictures of missing children which are presented to her, she [X1]
identifies Loubna Benaissa, Kim and Ken Heyrman and the Dutch Naatje
Zwaren de Zwarenstein as victims of the network. Later it would come out
that Loubna was murdered by the psychopath Patrick Derochette. Naatje
van Zwaren de Zwarenstein turned out not to be missing at all. The
investigators had been mistaken when they showed this picture to X1, it
turned out.”
Now let’s take a look at the
facts. Loubna was a 9 year old girl when she disappeared in August 1995.
She was found dead on March 5, 1997 in the home of the pedophile
Patrick Derochette. Four days before this event, X1 had been talking
about children she had witnessed being killed in snuff movies. De
Baets at some point had asked if one of these children might have been
Loubna, to which Regina’s only answer was “could be”. The rereaders somehow interpreted this as meaning “yes”.
The rereaders went on to claim that in this same interview X1 had also
stated to have witnessed the murder of Kim and Ken Heyrman. This is
also false. X1 had spoken about a brother and sister. De Baets had asked
X1 outside of the official interview if this might have been Kim and
Ken. Again X1’s only answer was: “Could be, I don’t know.” [155]
Besides echoing the false
statements of the rereaders, most newspapers didn’t report a whole lot
about the the Loubna Benaissa and Kim and Ken Heyrman cases. The parents
of both of these children had been treated very badly by the
investigators. In case of Loubna Benaissa, separate leads to the law
clerk of Jean-Claude Van Espen (head of the X1-Van Hees dossier),
Christine Van Hees case and the Dutroux-Nihoul network had been ignored.
[156] In case of Kim and Ken Heyrman, their mother, Tiny Mast, became a good friend of X1. She stated:
don’t trust those people at all. It is they who lost the sweater of
Ken. The kidnapper had sent me that sweater, probably to scare me, I
assume. In a normal country that is a hyper-important element in the
investigation. Traces might be be found on it. Well, they just made that
sweater disappear. It is they who at a certain point told me in my face
that I was the murderer and that I’d better fess up. I can tell
hundreds of stories which, if I compare them with what the Verwilghen
commission labeled as “mistakes”, really stretch the imagination. Those
guys are so aggressive and so inhumane that I sometimes feel that they
are part of the same clique as those who took away my children. I
believe Regina Louf, I really do.”
For a change, the newspaper’s
claim that X1 had identified Naatje van Zwaren de Zwarenstein is
accurate. This happened during the same interview in which X1 recognized
Katrien de Cuyper. However, this case had no priority status and X1
never said more about Naatje than: “a girl of which I think I have seen her at one point”. [158] Also, the newspaper’s claim that Naatje “turned out not to be missing at all” is extremely misleading for a number of reasons.
The 14 year old Naatje went
missing on March 12, 1976, three days after one of her alleged friends,
Paulette N., had also disappeared. The media made no big deal out of the
event, especially not when Naatje turned up again on April 7 of that
year in the Netherlands. However, friends of Naatje told a disturbing
story to investigators, a story which sounded awfully similar to the one
of the X-witnesses 20 years later. They named Naatje’s riding school,
coincidentally the same as Christine Van Hees’, as one of the
locations through which a child prostitution ring operated. This ring,
in which Naatje and Paulette had ended up, apparently provided services
to several foreign embassies in Brussels and had connections in the
Netherlands and England. One of the girls who knew Naatje and Paulette
was Joëlle J. Besides regular abuse and beatings, Joëlle also spoke
about forced abortions, orgies at which children were cut to pieces and
people who had been beaten up or killed for having spoken about the
network. Other girls from this abuse network, Marie V. and Mireille
D.B., backed up portions of the story of Joëlle J. Immediately after
Naatje’s return, she moved with her parents to the United States, but
died there in 1980 in a traffic accident. [159]
Another argument that was used
against X1 was the claim that Christine Van Hees’ mother had tricked X1
during a confrontation on March 3, 1998. Van Hees’ mother spoke about
her daughter’s trip to Canada just weeks before she was murdered, and
asked X1 if Christine had mentioned anything to her about this trip.
According to substitute magistrate Paule Somers, “X1 immediately
remembered what Christine had told about that. But mother Van Hees
tricked X1, because Christine had never been to Canada.”
This was
an argument that severely impacted the credibility of X1 in the eyes of
those who until then were still willing to give her the benefit of the
In early 1999, the Brussels
lawyer Patricia Vandersmissen became interested in defending X1 against
the constant barrage of press attacks. But before she would commit
herself to the X1 case, she asked permission to access a portion of the
X1-dossier to check a number of statements from X1 that had appeared in
the press. One of those she was most interested in was X1’s supposed
confirmation of Christine’s fictitious trip to Canada. The
confrontation, which was led by Danny De Pauw (who betrayed De Baets and
team) and the notoriously inaccurate translator Baudouin Dernicourt,
was recorded on video and in writing. According to Vandersmissen:
Vanhoucke [mother Van Hees]: ‘And in the mean time she made a major
trip. She goes to Canada. Did she never speak about that?’

Regina Louf [X1]: ‘I don’t think we ever had the chance, to speak about those things.’

“That’s what has been written down.
Nothing else. I read the official report from front to back and from
back to front. I restarted three times, continually looking if that
mother had brought up the topic again. But no. This is everything that
has been said about the trip to Canada: nothing. Regina Louf says that
she knows nothing about the trip to Canada. The truth has been reversed
to the public.”

And so the disinformation game
continues. There are so many examples and different aspects to discuss
that the authors of the book ‘The X-Dossiers’ were able to fill a 500+,
large page, small type book with them. To summarize, the tactics used by
the rereaders can be found in almost any other disinformation scheme:
  • Most statements of X1 were ignored.
  • A number of statements were invented and attributed to X1.
  • Bizarre conclusions were drawn from isolated passages of the testimony of X1.
  • Small details in X1’s testimony that appear
    to be wrong were given much more attention than any of the more
    important aspects that appeared to be right.
  • One-sided leaks were organized to the media.
  • De Baets and his team were portrayed as worshippers of X1, who in turn was portrayed as a self-absorbed aspiring cult leader.
  • All searches at individuals and locations
    named by the X-witnesses were canceled. Except for a few bogus
    locations, searches were only carried out at the homes of the
    victim-witnesses and at those who supported them.
Questionable and extremely compromised researchers
It is a fairly well known fact that Nihoul was a BOB informant. [161] Details about Nihoul’s direct and indirect connections to officers heading his own investigation are not entirely unknown.
Above you can see the basic final
structure of the X-Dossier investigation. X1 worked with Eddy
Verhaeghen and Danny De Pauw, who had replaced Patriek De Baets and
Philippe Hupez. Coincidentally, Verhaeghen was one of Nihoul’s runners
during the time that this gangster was an informant to the BOB. [162]
Victim Nathalie W. was forced to
work with Baudouin Dernicourt and Philippe Pourbaix. They had replaced
Theo Vandyck and Joël Gerard in early February 1997. Dernicourt has been
tied to the terrorist CCC bombings [163], officially a radical communist group, but in reality a fascist Gladio operation, similar to the Gang of Nijvel. [164]
The other X-witnesses were
handled by other BOB officers, who, since December 1, 1996, had all
been placed under the authority of Commandant Jean-Luc Duterme. Duterme
had already made a name for himself in the 1980s as the right hand man
of prosecutor Jean Depretre in the Gang of Nijvel investigation.
Together they did a lot of damage to the investigation and persecuted
officers who wanted to find out the truth. Depretre earlier played a
key role in terminating the 1979 Montaricourt-Israel investigations,
which involved a high level European-wide prostitution network. [165] Depretre was accused by X2 of being involved in the child abuse network. [166]
Jean-Luc Duterme had been
appointed head of the Neufchateau cell by Lt.-Col. Jean-Marie Brabant,
the commandant of the BOB in Brussels. Brabant, as well as Lt.-Col.
Guido Torrez, head of the gendarmerie in Neufchateau, were Duterme’s
immediate superiors.
Just after Nihoul and Bouty had
been arrested, Brabant was caught lying to examining magistrate
Connerotte when he denied that the BOB had any earlier dossiers on
Michel Nihoul or Annie Bouty. They had dossiers on both of them. [167]
Brabant apparently also lied to prosecutor Bourlet when he tried to
explain to him that the Dutroux-Nihoul investigation was taking away
resources from other important dossiers. Unfortunately for Brabant, not
one of the investigators working for Neufchateau had been taken from
Brabant’s most important dossiers, like KB-Lux. That is, according to
Patriek De Baets. [168]
Lt.-Col. Torrez, Duterme’s
immediate superior in Neufchateau, is known to have taken an order from
Nihoul in October 1986 to leave one of his mafia business partners, a
Portuguese named Juan Borges, alone. Borges had ties to the Italian
mafia, the fascist underground and the Security Bureau of the European
Union/Commission. Just as telling, Torrez was a very good friend of
Brussels police commissioner Georges Marnette. They both were
supporters of the soccer club Anderlecht and could often be seen at
matches together. [169]
Marnette is one of the most
shadowy characters in the whole Dutroux-Nihoul affair. His history and
manipulations are far too complex to be discussed in this article, but
have been recorded in great detail in ‘the accused
appendix. As already stated, Marnette can be found in that list because
both X2 and Nathalie W. fingered him as an abuser in the network.
Marnette’s close friend, Jean-Paul Dumont, who apparently aided in some
of the manipulations [170], has even more accusations of sadistic child abuse against his person. [171]
Dumont, once a CEPIC director, was on close terms with some of the most
notorious abusers in the X-Dossiers, including Paul Vanden Boeynants
and Baron de Bonvoisin [172], not to mention Michel Nihoul [173]. Marnette is known to have been a frequent visitor of the Les Atrebates sex orgy club and later on the Dolo [174], Nihoul’s favorite hang-outs [175], and therefore was an obvious co-partouzer of Nihoul. [176]
But the cover-up, as might be
expected, is known to have been supported at an even higher level.
Col. Torrez and Col. Brabant both were subordinate to Lt.-Gen. Herman
Fransen, the long time chief of staff to Lt.-Gen. Willy Deridder, the
overall commandant of the gendarmerie. In May 1998, Fransen himself
became head of the gendarmerie while Deridder moved on to one of the
top seats at Interpol. Fransen had a younger brother, Col. Hubert
Fransen, who was a senior officer in the Inspection Department
(including Internal Affairs) of the gendarmerie. In early 1999, Col.
Hubert Fransen was appointed head of investigation of the Pignolet
inquiry, which unsuccessfully had tried to substantiate the accusations
of Duterme and Van Espen against De Baets for over a year at that point.
Fransen’s predecessor had been fired after informing Pignolet once
again that he was chasing ghosts. Under Fransen the “investigation”
intensified. The home of Tania V., the good friend of X1, was searched,
possible ties between X1 and Gang of Nijvel victims were searched, and
helicopters were used to shoot aerial pictures of a villa which might
have played a central role in the “De Baets-X1 conspiracy”. This bogus
investigation became almost as expensive as the original X1
investigation itself. But still, nothing was found and De Baets was
Besides police commissioner
Georges Marnette, the gendarmerie always had outside support of the
media and most magistrates. X-Dossier examining magistrate Jacques
Langlois, who had replaced Connerotte, was the most important of these,
followed by Jean-Claude Van Espen and prosecutor Jean Soenen.
Langlois and his family have been
long time PSC supporters. It was the PSC, and Joseph Michel, once a
minister of the PSC under Paul Vanden Boeynants, in particular, to whom
Langlois owed his legal career. Michel introduced Langlois to politics
in 1988 and made him a magistrate in 1993. Going back to the 1970s,
Michel had been a founding member of the fascist think tank within the
PSC, CEPIC [177],
which was largely coordinated by Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron de
Bonvoisin, both accused of extreme child abuse by several X-witnesses.
Amazingly, in 1978 Joseph Michel had been contacted by a jailed
Jean-Michel Nihoul, and became responsible for this person’s early
release. [178]
In the aftermath of Connerotte’s removal and replacement with Langlois,
it was claimed that Michel had largely been directing these events [179].
Langlois did a lot to dismantle
the X-investigation and the Nihoul dossier, but one example in
particular shows that he could get away with anything. Langlois had been
meeting with the producers of ‘Au Nom de la Loi’, an influential
French-language TV program. Following these meetings, ‘Au Nom de la Loi’
broadcasted four extremely manipulative prime-time tv programs from
1997 to 2000 in which they tried to convince the public that Nihoul was
an innocent victim in the whole Dutroux affair. The major problem with
Langlois having met with the media (not to mention, having directed
these manipulative programs), is that it couldn’t have been more out of
line with his function as a supposedly objective examining magistrate.
Langlois’ predecessor Connerotte was fired for reasons that were peanuts
compared to what Langlois did. And yet, most of the media came to his
defense. [180]
the most blatant example of a conflict-of-interest in the Dutroux,
Nihoul and X- Dossier investigations is Jean-Claude Van Espen, who had
been assigned to the X1- Christine Van Hees case. As you might still
remember, Nihoul and Bouty were named by X1 as some of the individuals
present at Christine’s murder. Now, isn’t it interesting that
Jean-Claude Van Espen, one of the most blatant examples of a conflict-of-interest in the Dutroux- Nihoul case.
Van Espen used to do
some part-time work in the law firm of Annie Bouty and Michel Nihoul?
His sister, Francoise Van Espen, had married one of the partners in this
firm, Philippe Deleuze, and used to act as the godmother of Nihoul’s
son. Deleuze, who was an important CEPIC member, apparently became
responsible with Paul Vanden Boeynants for kickstarting Van Espen’s
career as an examining magistrate. PV 10.543, October 8, 1996, a hearing
of Nihoul:

“He [Nihoul]
knew Van Espen when this person was an occasional collaborator in the
office of Annie Bouty and Philippe Deleuze. The sister of Jean Claude
Van Espen is the wife of Philippe Deleuze and is the godmother of the
son of Jean Michel Nihoul. Jean Claude Van Espen would have been
appointed a magistrate after Paul Vanden Boeynants, Philippe Deleuze
intervened in his favor. Nihoul declares to have learned from lawyer

that Van Espen would have been involved in a child molestation network.”
Except for Nihoul’s last
statement, these claims have been repeated and expanded upon in several
media outlets and never been disputed. It’s hard to tell why Nihoul
would implicate Van Espen in a child molestation network, although it
could well be to send a message to the magistrate and other top
officials to pressure them into getting him released. After all,
pressure and blackmail is the major trait of the network.
[Added in April 2010:] He became
more quiet as time went on, but Nihoul, who had been released on parole
in 1999, himself said it in an interview to Der Spiegel in 2001:
“I control the
government. … Everyone has compromising dossiers on one another, to
be used as leverage in the right situation. … This is the Belgian
disease. …

“Give me another 20.000 Marks, and I
give you a serving minister who is embroiled in a murder. … I know the
killer and will have him contact the minister by telephone. You can
listen along, okay?

“[Voice recorder turned off. For a
6-digit sum] I will give you a picture on which then Prince Albert
jumps a 16 year old girl. Naked. Shot at the second floor of the Mirano
Club 20 years ago [where a pedophile blackmail ring allegedly was
situated, according to other witnesses]. … Then I do have to leave


When you compare Nihoul’s many
associations over the years with the names that appeared in the Dutroux
investigation, either as investigators or accused, the picture below
Many of these names still need to
be discussed, but it seems clear that Nihoul’s investigation was not an
impartial one. It certainly helps to explain how he got away and
Dutroux did not.
By now you might have noticed
that the words CEPIC and PSC have begun to appear in increasing
frequency. That’s not a coincidence and this aspect will be explored a
bit further in this article.
The accused in finance
A bit of history first. The land
which eventually became the state of Belgium has mainly been a
battleground between Catholic and Liberal-Protestant interests. Over the
centuries and decades, this land subsequently belonged to the Spanish
and Austrian Habsburgs, Napoleon’s France and since 1815, the
Netherlands. In 1830, mainly the Catholic middle and upper class living
in the southern provinces of the United Netherlands had become so fed up
with their lack of self-determination that they staged a revolution. It
succeeded and the state of Belgium was born. Families like de Merode
and De Ligne were initially offered the throne, but they refused and
the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas came in.
The major bank in Belgium and the
central pillar of its industry was Societe Generale des Pays-Bas,
established by King William I of Orange in 1822 for the exact purpose
of financing the growth of Belgian industry. After the revolution the
name changed to Societe Generale de
Belgique and some of Belgium’s major aristocratic
families gained control over it. This control by families as de Merode,
de Meeus, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Janssen, Lippens, Boël and Solvay
remained throughout the 19th and 20th century, with the Vatican bank
also holding a significant stake. William of Orange eventually let go
of the bank.
Societe Generale’s influence over
the Belgian economy has always been huge, controlling anywhere between
25 and 50 percent of Belgium’s manufacturing industry. [181]
It was only in 1988 that the unimaginable happened: the French Suez
group took over the bank, and with that, a large chunk of Belgium’s
economy. Viscount Etienne Davignon was made chairman and remained in
that position until 2001. Count Maurice Lippens became the bank’s vice
The other major historical
bank/holding firm in Belgium is Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, its history
starting around 1830 when a banker named Lazare Richtenberger became an
agent of the London Rothschilds. The son-in-law of Richtenberger, Samuel
Lambert, took over the business ten years later. The Rothschilds would
often come and visit Samuel and his son Leon in Brussels to advise them
on social and political events affecting the markets. Especially James
de Rothschild made sure that Banque Lambert focused on financing the
railroad companies, like the Morgans, Harrimans and Schiffs were doing
in the United States. Leon married Zoe Lucie de Rothschild in 1882,
fulfilled diplomatic functions and became the most important financial
advisor to King Leopold II of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. When Leopold II
acquired the Congo as his own private slave colony in 1885, Leon took
over a large part of the financial matters there. [182] Ironically, the Rothschild-backed Cecil Rhodes was one of Leopold’s competitors in Africa.
The Lamberts appear to have remained close associates of the Rothschilds until this day [183],
but their influence in Belgian banking seems to have waned. Banque
Bruxelles Lambert has been taken over by the Dutch bank ING in 1998
while the Lamberts only have a honorary mentioning in the list of
directors of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL). The Belgian Frere and
Canadian Desmarais families are the ones in control of GBL these days.
These two families also have a large influence on the Suez group,
which owns Societe Generale. In other words, Belgium’s primary banks
are fully or largely owned by Dutch, Canadian or French interests.
Another important aristocratic
Belgian company is the chemical giant Solvay, founded in 1863 by the
Solvay family. It went public in 1967, but the Solvay and Boël families
were able to keep control over the company through their holding Union
Financiere Boël. The Janssens, De Selliers De Moranvilles and Karel van
Miert are also major shareholders of Solvay, or today’s holding
company, Solvac. In 2003, van Miert replaced Etienne Davignon as
director of Solvay.
Below is a table which shows some
of the interaction between the premier industrial and banking families
of Belgium. Although it was tighter in previous decades, before the
nouveau riche and foreign interests mixed in, Belgium’s economy is still
controlled by a small oligarchy of aristocratic families centered
around the royal court.
Societe Generale Friends of Europe* GBL Fortis Sofina Finasucre UFB, Solvac & Solvay
Boël Davignon Desmarais Davignon Boël Boël Boël
Davignon Janssen Frere Janssen Davignon Lippens Davignon
Janssen Solvay Lambert Lippens Janssen Janssen
de Merode
de Launoit
Selliers de Moranville van Miert
Selliers de
Saxe-Coburg Vastapane Moranville
Solvay     Solvay
Involvement of the families over the years in major banks and corporations. *Not a company, but still interesting

Besides the royal family,
Viscount Etienne Davignon is probably the most well known of this group
internationally. Although he comes from a less influential family than
the others that are listed, Davignon might well be the most influential
person of mainland Europe in the globalization process, with a
particular focus on integrating Europe along the lines of Anglo-Saxon
liberal policies. Besides his positions in the companies above, Davignon
has held (or still holds) the following positions:
  • first president of the International Energy Agency (IEA)
  • director of Kissinger Associates and good friend of Henry Kissinger
  • director of Minorco/Anglo-American Corporation
  • vice-president of the European Commission
  • co-founder of the European Round Table of
    Industrialists with someone who at different times worked for the
    Rockefellers, Kissinger, Rothschilds and Lazard bank
  • co-founder and president of the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe
  • chairman of CSR Europe (European business network)
  • founder of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
  • chairman of the EU-Japan Business Dialogue
  • co-founder and president of Friends of Europe
  • allegedly a former governor of Ditchley, a very elite Anglo-American-Canadian network.
  • director of the European Institute until the
    early 2000s, together with former secretary of state and Kissinger
    Associates president Lawrence Eagleburger and other U.S. and European
    elites. The board was and is under the chairmanship of Andre Yves-Istel
    of Rothschild, Inc.
  • chairman of the Royal Institute for International Relations (Belgian version of RIIA)
  • member of the US Council on Foreign Relations
  • member of the Trilateral Commission
  • honorary chairman of Bilderberg
One of Davignon’s closest
sidekicks in business and the globalization process is Count Maurice
Lippens, whom he really got to know in the late 1980s when both ran
Societe Generale. Together they also ran the Belgian branch of the
Dutch-Belgian Fortis Bank and they set up SN Brussels Airlines.
Maurice visited Bilderberg in 2000, 2002, and 2006 and has become an
annual visitor of the Trilateral Commission in recent years. About these
meetings he stated:
have never visited DAVOS and think it’s one big carnival. I receive the
membership lists and can, if I want to, call up anyone I’m interested
in. I like to visit Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission. Bilderberg
is intense. There one has to work from the early morning to the late
evening. The Round Table of Industrialists is interesting, but I’m not a
member because I’m not an Industrialist. Talking about the future of
the world is a difficult thing by the way. I do like to listen and
network in Washington with the Trilateral Commission. You’ll hear about
interesting trends from first hand.”
Pictures of Etienne
Davignon and Maurice Lippens at Bilderberg, superimposed on extracts
(and a picture) from the X-Dossiers. Davignon is chair of Bilderberg.
According to various direct and indirect statements they are blackmailed
with pictures and video of their escapades. As pretty much the premier
driving force behind the European Union and its relationship with the
United States (not to mention Japan), having Davignon on a leach
certainly is much more convenient than any head of state.
Now, why is all this important
you ask? Well, for starters because the Lippens family appears all over
the X-Dossiers. X1, X2, X4, and two anonymous letters all name Maurice
Lippens and his brother Leopold, the long time mayor of Knokke, as
vicious child abusers, not only involved in regular rape, but also in
the snuff network. [185]
Additionally, a relative of them, Count Francois Lippens, the honorary
consul general of Belgium, appears somewhere deep in the Dutroux
“Transmitted to examining magistrate Mr. LANGLOIS in Neufchâteau, his dossier 86/0/96 [April
22, 1998]… Annex 161.  A note on the existence of a SNUFF network of
which Mr. GLATZ of the CIDE would have had knowledge and in which one
would find a certain François LIPPENS, who is close to the mayor of
Knokke, whose name is often mentioned in very horrible activities. I conducted no verification or crosscheck.”
Etienne Davignon is another
person whose name comes up in the X-Dossier, although he has not been
implicated to the extent of the Lippens family. X2, the police officer,
apparently was the only one to mention him as a participant in parties,
together with the Lippens brothers, where underage girls were abused:
“Parties with
underage girls in the Cromwel hotel in Knokke. Present: Delvoie – Karel –
X2 – Lippens – Van Gheluwe – Etienne Davignon. The girls knew where to
go and with whom. Lippens hits the little girls. Several meetings
between Karel and Davignon in the Memling hotel with the two Lippens.”
X2 speaks of two Karels in her
testimony. The first one is a high official in a Brussels court, whose
mistress she was. The other one is Dr. Karel van Miert [188],
who briefly appeared in the (business families) table above. Karel is a
well known Socialist politician from Flanders. His biography includes:
  • Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1985 and from 1989 to 1994.
  • Went to Bilderberg in 1993.
  • Vice president of the advisory council of
    the European Policy Centre, a liberal globalist institution with such
    extremely influential advisors as Peter Sutherland, Max Kohnstamm and
    Lord Kerr of Kinlochard.
  • Member of the Brussels Freemasonry lodge Erasmus and a member of the Grand Lodge of Belgium.
  • President of Nyenrode Business University from 2000 to 2003.
  • Formerly an advisor to the Rabobank, one of the largest banks in the Netherlands.
  • Joined the board of Anglo-American Corporation in 2002, and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.
  • Succeeded Etienne Davignon as a director of Solvay in 2003.
  • Member of the Advisory Board of La Maison de l’Europe of Bibliothèque Solvay.
  • Member of the supervisory boards of German utility giant RWE, Philips NV, Munich Re and Vivendi Universal.
  • Member of the advisory boards of Goldman Sachs, Eli Lilly, and Agfa-Gevaert.
  • Director of Carrefour Belgium and Wolters Kluwer (large Dutch publisher).
  • Director of De Persgroep (The Press Group), a
    media corporation that owns newspapers and news magazines like Het
    Laatste Nieuws, De Morgen (ironic, as this paper exposed the whole

    De Tijd and Het Parool. It owns about 30-40
    percent of the magazines on the market in


    (Dutch-language Belgium).

Who else in the table above is
mentioned in the X-Dossiers? Take the de Merode family, for instance.
Prince Alexandre de Merode was mentioned by both Nathalie W. [189] and X4 [190]
as a central player in the Satanic aspect of the child abuse and
-murder network. Additionally, X2, who was spared the worst abuse,
mentioned having been in the presence of the “Merode brothers”
(apparently Prince Baudouin de Merode, a Knight of Malta, and his
younger brother Lionel) together with a whole bunch of the worst
aristocratic abusers. [191] We will get back to this family.
Charles De Selliers De
Moranville, apparently a lawyer in Brussels, appears in a document of
the X-Dossiers, although what exactly he has been accused of is not
clear. The following text could be found in the summary of PV
doing work at Rue de Neufchâtel 62 in St. Gilles [Brussels; only a few
blocks away from Charles’ office] the witness noticed the existence of
an almost finished subterranean bunker (in 01/96). A tunnel was
concealed behind one of the walls. He was surprised by a conversation in
which a lady said “the children will be well here.”
“Blood countess”
Elizabeth Bathory and Gilles de Rais, two historical nobles who together
murdered about 1,400 children. De Rais was primarily interested in
satisfying his pedophile and homosexual needs, but also loved to watch
his victims die slow agonizing deaths. Along with a number of servants,
Bathory viciously tortured to death an estimated 650 servant girls. Many
victims were beaten to death or literally cut up alive over a period of
hours or even weeks. She also practiced cannibalism and sometimes
forced girls to strip their own flesh and eat it. Both Bathory and de
Rais were interested in the occult. The only reason we know about their
crimes is because they eventually angered powerful interests: the
church and rival families. If they would have kept to ordinary peasant
children most likely they would have never been put on trial and we
would have never had a clue as to what these two have done.
There seem to have plenty of other nobles who
took out their frustrations on servants. Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova
(1730-1801), a noblewoman in Russia, admitted to torturing and murdering
over 130 of her servants at the time of her arrest at age 32, some of
them 11-12 years old.
Throughout history, most kings enjoyed rape,
murder and extensive torture, so why should we be surprised? What our
modern day elites are doing is almost a case of honoring the principals
of 10,000 years of despotic rule.
Because of the background of this
family, its connections to alleged abusers, and a rumor going around
the net that Charles has been accused on another occasion [192],
it has been included in this article. Charles’ name appears in a column
that lists the accused mixed in with a few victims. Charles doesn’t
seem to have the background of a victim, as members of De Selliers De
Moranville family can be found in the Jesuits, Cercle de Lorraine,
Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild in Genève, the European Bank for
Reconstruction and Development, Fortis, Solvay, and Coca-Cola Belgium.
Did you already notice how Solvay
seems to come up a lot? Etienne Davignon, Karel van Miert and Guy De
Selliers De Moranville were all directors of this company. But there’s
more. The Boëls and Janssens, both major shareholders in Solvay, were
accused of trade in drugs and children in 1999, aside from the
X-Dossiers. [193] Francoise Dehaye, whose husband was named by X2 as being part of the abuse network [194],
is a quality and innovation manager at Solvay. The gamekeeper and-or
woodsman of La Hulpe, the castle of the Solvay family, has been accused
of being a violent child abuser. [195]
And how about the strange statements about Chateau des Amerois, owned
by the Solvay family, which also appeared in the Dutroux dossier? [196]
The Belgian royal family has
been implicated on several occasions. X2 spoke about a girl she had
known who had been murdered, and how this girl told her about the domain
of Princess Liliane de Rety (“a madwoman”) where children were buried. [197]
Liliane was the second wife of King Leopold III (d. 1983) and lived
until her death in 2002 at Chateau d’Argenteuil. In 2004, the Delwart
family, shareholders of Solvay, bought the domain. [198]
From personal experience, X2
mentioned having seen Prince Laurent, the brother of Belgium’s present
crown prince. Laurent apparently was more interested in masturbating at
child abuse orgies than taking part in the actual abuse. [199]
X3 implicated Prince Charles
(1903-1983), the second son of King Albert I; King Baudouin (1930-1993),
the eldest son of King Leopold III; and either King Albert I or II.
Unfortunately, X3 spoke about experiences from the 1950s and early
1960s, which meant that none of the other X-Dossier witnesses could
confirm aspects of her story. Two of her primary abusers, Paul Vanden
Boeynants and Charly De Pauw, had already appeared in the Pinon file
of the early 1980s; the same is true for King Albert II. [200]
Additionally, part of the details of the abuse described by X3,
although recognizable, can be a bit hard swallow (the scale and
setting), all making her testimony hard to use without more backup
from other witnesses. In X3’s support, however, she was a
well-respected person in the support community for abused women and
children, and her interviewers refused to write down most of what she
said. A few excerpts from a summary written about X3’s testimonies:
car stopped on a parterre before the house. [It] was surrounded by a
park. Two supervisors were present: Ralf and Walter. The children were
taken to a tower made of natural stone and with a wooden door… an
underground [corridor] left from the turret toward the cellars…
without light… going downward. In the cellars there were cells where
the children were locked up, awaiting their turn. There also were some
cells for the dogs (dobermans). The passageway gave way to a room of
spectacle. In the tower: dead children’s bodies in various stages of
decomposition (sometimes dismembered and/or missing body parts) and
carcasses of dogs.
Spectators: always the
same but difficult to identify – about fifty. She recognized the regent
Charles, King Baudouin and King Albert, and two others that she calls
Charly [De Pauw] and Polo [Paul Vanden Boeynants]. She thinks to have
recognized Willy Claes [later NATO secretary general]
and doctor Vanden Eynde. The dogs listen to
Ralf and Walter. The addicted dogs are excited. Spectacles = orgies,
putting to death children and dogs. The spectacle room has a strong
odor of excrements of dogs. Dogs can roam free in the garden… Gilles (12 years old??)
was castrated by Polo. The other children have to drink the blood…
Girls are slashed with razor blades. The lips of the vagina of X3 have
partially been cut and were given to eat to the dogs… A girl’s [large]
vulva was cut into slices and fed to the dogs…”
by a teenager through a caesarean section. Baby pulled out of the
stomach and given to the dogs by Polo. She saw the dismembered mother
again in the exposition of the dead… She has to eat the human flesh
cut from the bodies. She has to eat pieces of children (fingers) served
in gelatin. Good taste – slightly sugary. It provoked an enormous
sensation of hunger and thirst. Drinking blood relieved the sensation of
thirst… She speaks of another murder that she committed on a girl of
3-5 years under the threat that it would be her brother who would be
killed. She opened up the girl from the vagina to the breastbone with a
knife. She gave the internal organs to the dog. Someone cut off the
head. The child was devoured by the dogs… Murder of a young teenage
woman who was opened up by Vanden Eynde… The baby shouted in the
mother’s stomach. She resewed the stomach with the baby inside…”
house with a surrounding wall and gate… non illuminated twisting
path. There were some stables. Parterre with flowers. Hall of entry =
cream-colored and blue tiles – red carpeting. Walls made of marble with a
teenage picture of [later king] Baudouin on it. She spent a whole night
with Baudouin – fellatio and sodomy. Presence of maid… In this house
there were many servants… She remembers one evening when she had been
smeared with cream before being brought to the table on a tray. She had
been licked off and raped… At the end of another evening a child…
had been castrated. The other children that were present buried the boy in a flowerbed.
She remembers a child who had been decapitated, then cut and fried
before being eaten. She remembers children who hung on hooks in the
kitchen. A certain Solange [a female name] has been enucleated [what
exactly?] with a spoon by her and an old lady.”
Besides the X-Dossier accusations
there have at least been two other instances in which high-level
members of Belgium society have been accused of doing terrible things
with children.
The Marquis de Sade, a
cousin of Count de Mirabeau of the French Revolution (they hated each
other), became notorious for his writings on sexual sadism. His ‘120
Days in Sodom’ includes descriptions of raping and skinning children
alive, disembowelment of pregnant women and babies and torturing over a
dozen victims at the same time. Give a group enough unrestrained power
and it’s hard to imagine no one is willing to live out these fantasies
in the flesh. Anybody who has read a few works on the history of torture
knows that people have actually been incredibly creative in finding
new ways to inflict the maximum amount of pain on their fellow human
beings before disposing of them.
By far the most prominent
occasion was in May 2004 by The Sprout, an English-language magazine
located in Brussels that reports on EU affairs. They wrote an article
claiming that Julie and Melissa had been killed in a snuff movie and
that a number of prominent people had been present at this murder.
However, even though plenty of questions remain about the kidnapping and
murder of Julie and Melissa, the evidence the Sprout came up with, in
the opinion of this author, was not very strong and their idea of
posting pictures of the bodies of Julie and Melissa on the magazine’s
cover was highly questionable, even if these bodies were to show that
the girls had not simply died from starvation. Again in the opinion of
this author, the pictures do not show a whole lot, and neither do other
pictures that can be found in the (final) Dutroux dossier.

The other case happened in 1999 and centered
around the person of Count Yann de Meeus d’Argenteuil. This count came
from an influential family who were (and possibly are) significant
shareholders in Societe Generale. In fact, Count Ferdinand de Meeus
(1798-1861), “the Rothschild of Belgium”, became governor of Societe
Generale in 1830 and helped King Leopold to acquire control over the
bank from the Princes of Orange.

Count Yann’s biography is less prestigious than
the average member of this family and is characterized by pedophilia and
psychotherapy. On September 12, 1999, while locked away in a mental
institution, unsuccessfully trying to get out, Count Yann drew up a
list of personalities he accused of being involved in the trafficking of
children and drugs. He sent this list to investigating agencies in
Belgium, France and the United States, but apparently nothing was done.
On November 11, 2000, Count Yann committed suicide. [202]

At first glance the list doesn’t
seem very interesting, because none of the names match those that
appeared in the X-Dossiers. However, it must be stated that there are a
huge amount of private and business links between the men on Count
Yann’s list and those in the X-Dossiers.
  • Take members of the Lambert, Boël, Janssen
    and de Launoit families which appear on Count Yann’s list. They share
    boards, private clubs and foundations with Davignon, the Lippens and De
    Selliers De Moranville families. The Boëls have been to the European
    Round Table, the Janssens to Bilderberg, the Trilateral Commission, the
    CFR, the Atlantic Institute if International Affairs, the Royal
    Institute for International Relations, etc. Particularly chilling is the
    involvement of the Lippens, de Launoit and Selliers De Moranville
    families in the Belgian Kids Foundation for Pediatric Research. [203]
  • Take Philippe de Patoul, who worked at
    Banque Lambert (GBL, where many of the accused reside) and in 1995 set
    up the TNN Trust & Management Ltd. with Bernard de Merode. Bernard
    de Merode married the sister of Baron de Bonvoisin [204],
    one of the abusers in the testimonies of X1 and X2, and now works at
    Risk Analysis, a firm headed by two retired but formerly very senior
    MI5 agents. [205] Bernard’s family, as already stated, features quite prominently in the X-Dossiers also.
  • Take examining magistrate Benoit Dejemeppe,
    who was a protege of Melchior Wathelet, who in turn was a protege of
    Paul Vanden Boeynants, both allegedly extremely violent child abusers.
    Dejemeppe is quite a controversial judge who in 1996 tried to separate
    Annie Bouty’s dossier from the Dutroux child abuse dossier through
    Georges Marnette. [206] It must also be stated, however, that Dejemeppe was responsible for locking up Count Yann.
  • Take magistrate Yves de Prelle de la Nieppe,
    who’s a member of a rather small club named Carnet Mondain. Other
    members of the club are Charles de Selliers de Moranville and wife (accused of involvement in the child abuse network), Jacques G. Jonet (accused
    of covering up the Pinon Affair; once Otto von Habsburg’s political
    secretary; through his involvement with Mouvement d’Action pour l’Unite
    Europeenne he came at CEPIC and de Bonvoisin’s PDG headquarters)
    , Baron Guibert de Viron (a
    family member is accused of trafficking drugs and children, and is
    married into the de Caters family which has been accused in the
    , and Countess Rodolphe d’Ursel (a family member is accused of being part of the abuse and snuff network of Baron de Bonvoisin, to whom this family is close). [207]
  • Take Axel Vervoordt, a well known art dealer and alleged pedophile [208] whose art castle is located next to a domain where X1 said child murders took place [209];
    or Prince Alexandre of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the stepson of the earlier
    mentioned Princess Liliane de Rethy; or Chevalier Pierre Bauchau, the
    former president and chairman of the African Banque Belgolaise,
    majority owned by the Fortis Bank of such figures as Maurice Lippens,
    Etienne Davignon, Baron Daniel Janssen and Guy de Selliers de
To summarize this part of the
article: as for the families described above, by far the most
convincing evidence has been gathered against the Lippens family, of
which three members have been accused by about half a dozen witnesses
of the same type of extreme abuse. Evidence against the Princes of
Merode has also been stacking up. Besides testimonies from X4, Nathalie
W. and supplementary information from X2, it’s also telling that the de
Merode family is intermarried with de Bonvoisins, a very notorious
family on which we still need to focus. Who places trust in the
testimony of X2 will additionally hold serious suspicions against such
individuals as Etienne Davignon, Karel van Miert and Princess Liliane
de Rethy (or the whole royal family). As for the De Selliers De
Moranville family, there remains a lack of detail in the accusations
against them. The same goes for the Solvay family, in which case we’re
talking about circumstantial evidence anyway, albeit quite a lot. And
last and certainly least, the accusations of Count Yann de Meeus
d’Argenteuil; they might have been interesting and insightful to this
author to identify Belgium’s aristocracy, but there’s no denying that
without additional research they remain quite unreliable.
The accused in (private) intelligence and politics

Two of the most prominent names in the X-Dossiers
are Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin.

Vanden Boeynants was accused by X1, X3 and X4 of being a violent child abuser and-or a person involved in hunts on children. [210] Nathalie W. claimed to have seen Vanden Boeynants at the Dolo [211],
the favorite club of Nihoul, while X2 testified she had seen Vanden
Boeynants’ private driver there, Henri Bil, talking to one of Belgium’s
most notorious gangsters, Madani Bouhouche. [212] X1 has named both Bil and Bouhouche as child abusers. [213] On a lesser note, Vanden Boeynants’ name also appeared in the Pinon file of the 1980s [214] and in Maud Sarr’s tv testimony in February 1990 [215], in which his name came up alongside a DEA-trained gendarme general with whom he once ran a massive drug importing operation. [216] Both the Pinon and Maud Sarr cases were about a prostitution network in which minors were used to blackmail high officials.
1986, Paul Vanden Boeynants (left) and Baron
de Bonvoisin (right), the two pillars of fascist subversion in Belgium
in the 1970s and 1980s. Both have been accused of child abuse, -torture
and -murder. The driver and confidante of Vanden Boeynants, who also
stands accused, stated that he “understood” that Nihoul was the “right
hand” of de Bonvoisin (PV 39.027). Nihoul certainly knew Vanden
Boeynants and was very active in the political party “VdB” and “BdB”
ran, the PSC with its fascist CEPIC think tank.
X1 and X2 mentioned de Bonvoisin as one of the most sadistic abusers in the network. [217] One of his sisters married Count Herve d’Ursel [218], who has been accused by X1 of involvement in the snuff and ritual abuse network. [219]
His other sister is married to the earlier mentioned Bernard de Merode,
an intelligence-connected family which has been accused of child abuse
and Satanism by X4 and Nathalie W. [220]
X2 mentioned having been at a meeting organized by her pimp, at which
de Merode, d’Ursel and de Bonvoisin families were all present, together
with the Prince and Princess of Chimay. [221] According to X2, hunts on children were organized in the woods of Chateau de Chimay. [222]

It might come as a surprise, but Belgium has a
rather rich conspiracy history. In the past 20 years, a lot of pages
have been devoted to reports of high level involvement in the planning
of coups, false flag operations, prostitution networks, pedophilia and
drug dealing. Officially, all the individual scandals had nothing to do
with each other and above all, had nothing to do with a fascist
underground. In reality, this fascist underground is key to
understanding the full version of events.

A good way to start this story is with the
politician Paul Vanden Boeynants, who represented the Parti Social
Chretien (PSC) in Parliament from 1949 to 1979. In 1961, Vanden
Boeynants became chairman of the PSC, and from 1966 to 1968 he was
prime minister of Belgium. From 1972 to 1978, he was defense minister of
Belgium, followed in 1979 with another brief stint as prime minister.

There was nothing “social” about
Vanden Boeynants’ ideas, however. While being educated by the Jesuits
in the 1930s, he became a prominent follower of Leon Degrelle, head of
the fascist Rex party. Although he didn’t join the collaboration during
World War II, Vanden Boeynants did seek contact with the
Flemish-nationalists in the late 1940s, at the time still a movement
that was heavily persecuted for having worked with the Nazis. In 1949,
Vanden Boeynants, together with the intelligence-connected,
pro-colonialist journalist Jo Gerard, set up the Committee for the
Revival of the PSC, which turned out to be successful: Vanden
Boeynants and Gerard became top players in the new PSC party. At the
same time that these two men revived the PSC, they also ran a Red-scare
campaign, mirroring the one of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the US. In
1955, Vanden Boeynants set up a think tank within the PSC to
neutralize its labor union wing. Around this time, he met up with the
intelligence-connected aristocrat Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, who also
became active in the PSC.
Over the next several decades
Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron de Bonvoisin became pillars of the
fascist underground in Belgium. The organizations they founded were
later named as having played a key role in the effort to destabilize
Belgium, the objective being to bring in a stronger government that
more effectively could counter the “KGB subversion” of labor unions and
left-wing political parties. These operations were planned since at
least 1972 [223] and continued until at least the mid 1980s. A brief timeline follows:
  • In 1969, Vanden Boeynants set up Cercle des
    Nations with a number of his political allies, including Baron de
    Bonvoisin and Paul Vankerkhoven (secretary-general
    of Otto von Habsburg’s and Alfredo Sanchez Bella’s CEDI; founder of the
    Belgian branch of the WACL, also in 1969)
    . Cercle des Nations
    was a private, aristocratic club, which started out with about 80
    members who generally were royalist, staunchly anti-communist,
    pro-Nato, pro-European integration and highly fascist. Examples of the
    Cercle’s fascist tendencies include the April 1970 reception in honor
    of the fascist colonels that ruled Greece, the January 1976 celebration
    of the 10th anniversary of Papa Doc’s Haitian dictatorship, and its
    magazine’s continuous support for the apartheid in Africa, and the
    dictatorships of Pinochet, Franco and Salazar. The Cercle has been tied
    to organized crime and more than a few of its most prominent members
    have been accused of child abuse and child murder. Think, for instance,
    of Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Jean-Paul Dumont, Count
    Herve d’Ursel, Roger Boas, Charly De Pauw, Guy Mathot, Ado Blaton,
    General Rene Bats, Philippe Cryns and the de Merode family. [224]
  • In 1971, Paul Vanden Boeynants, with funding
    from Baron de Bonvoisin, set up Nouvel Europe Magazine (NEM). Around
    this magazine a number of NEM-Clubs were organized where fascist
    militants could meet each other.
  • In 1972, Vanden Boeynants and de Bonvoisin
    founded CEPIC, a clandestine think tank which represented a renewed
    effort to neutralize the leftists elements within their PSC party.
    Vankerkhoven once again was one of the co-founders.
  • In 1973, the fascists of the NEM clubs
    founded their own militant paramilitary group: Front de la Jeunesse
    (FJ). Francis Dossogne, a paid advisor of Baron de Bonvoisin, was
    appointed head of FJ.
  • The Public Information Office (PIO), a
    joint private-military intelligence group headed by Major Jean-Marie
    Bougerol, was founded in 1974. Bougerol was a member of SDRA8 -the
    heart of the Belgian stay-behind network- which specialized in combat
    and sabotage, parachute jumping and maritime operations. He gave orders
    to the head of Front de la Jeunesse, Francis Dossogne. Vanden Boeynants
    and Baron de Bonvoisin had been responsible for Bougerol’s appointment
    and they could often be found at PIO headquarters. To show how fascist
    he really was, Bougerol travelled with CEPIC director Bernard Mercier
    to Spain in 1975 to attend the funeral of Franco. [225]
  • In 1977, PIO recruited Paul Latinus [226], a Nazi who in turn had been recruited by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1967 and had later been trained by NATO. [227] His career was boosted by letters of recommendation of several CEPIC directors. [228]
    In 1978, Latinus became a member of the Front de la Jeunesse and in
    1981, after the activities of the Front were exposed, he was given
    permission by Dossogne to create yet another Nazi militia: the Westland
    New Post. WNP’s head of security became the fascist murderer Marcel
    Barbier [229], a Wackenhut employee. [230]
A section within Front de la
Jeunesse was named Group G, and consisted solely of gendarmerie
officers. Reported members of this group were Paul Latinus (Nazi;
recruited by the DIA in 1967, age 17; trained by NATO; reserve
lieutenant with the Air Force; paid informant of State Security;
recruited as an intelligence agent by PIO in 1977; recommended
everywhere by the CEPIC leadership; member Front de la Jeunesse; founder
Westland New Post (WNP) in 1981; named as one of the leaders of Group
G; suicided in 1984)
, commandant Leon Francois (invited
by the US Army’s CID in 1969; educated by the DEA; received by
President Nixon; secretary of the International Drug Enforcement
Association; founded the gendarmerie’s National Bureau for Drugs (NBD)
in the 1972-1975 period with Paul “VdB” Vanden Boeynants and CIA
support, and became the NBD’s initial head; always present at the border
when a new large shipment of marihuana and cocaine of VdB’s company
was smuggled into Belgium; leading member of the subversive and fascist
Group G, together with DEA agent Frank Eaton; provided the CIA chief in
Belgium with intelligence about leftists and other dissident groups;
accused in 1990 by prostitute Maud Sarr of involvement in orgies with
minors, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Jean Depretre (both
accused by other sources as well); one of his successors at the NBD,
general Beaurir was also accused of pedophilia and was also part of the
CEPIC circle)
, DEA agent Frank Eaton (his friend, pilot and DEA agent Jean-Francois Buslik, was tied with his friend Madani Bouhouche to a number of assassinations), Martial Lekeu, Bernard Devillet (former
gendarme officer and friend of Lekeu; judicial police officer;
protected by Reyniers, Marnette and Dejemeppe as soon as he was
questioned about his involvement in Group G)
and Didier Mievis (BOB officer who recruited for Dossogne’s Front de la Jeunesse; present at the FJ training camps).
Group G was part of wider operation to infiltrate and subvert the
Belgian state. Similar compartmented cells were located in the Army, the
Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), the Royal Military School, the
Mobile Legion, the Special Intervention Squadron (Diana Group), the
narcotics section of the BOB and different other branches of the
Gendarmerie. There’s very little information available about all these
groups. [231]
In addition to its efforts to infiltrate law enforcement and the
military, Front de la Jeunesses also organized training camps in the
Ardennes. Fascists like Jean-Francis Calmette
(joined the terrorist OAS, which tried to assassinate de Gaulle and
destabilize Algeria; self-defense instructor of Diana Group recruits;
director of Wackenhut Belgium until 1981; head of security of the
annual ball of the PSC in 1980, headed by Paul Vanden Boeynants at the
time; member of Westland New Post)
, the later local Wackenhut director who also recruited Barbier, were instructors at these camps.
The fascist network that Vanden
Boeynants, de Bonvoisin and their associates had carefully built up had
to absorb a severe blow in May 1981 when excerpts of a confidential
State Security memo were published by De Morgen. The memo explained the
role of CEPIC, and more specifically Baron de Bonvoisin and Jean
Bougerol, in cultivating a fascist underground in Belgium.

“It was determined that certain members of
the board of the C.E.P.I.C. (x) in the past have lent their cooperated
to the publication and the editorial office of NEM, were part of the
NEM-clubs of the F.J. [Front de la Jeunesse] and maintained contact with
board members or supporters of the two latter mentioned groups.

Amongst others, it
concerns: Jean Breydel, secretary-general of the C.E.P.I.C., Benoit de
Bonvoisin, treasurer of the C.E.P.I.C., Joseph (Jo) Gerard, Paul Van
Kerkhoven, Joseph Franz and Bernard Mercier [ISGP note: the most
prominent, Paul Vanden Boeynants, has been left out].
The board, the
administration and the editorial office of the NEM, which has been
published under this name since 1971 by the “Compagnie Internationale
des Editions Populaires” (C.I.D.E.P.), is located at no. 5 of the
Dekenstraat in Brussels… Furthermore, at this address was located the
secretariat of the 1972 founded NEM-clubs, as well, until 1978, the
seat of F.J….
The seat of C.E.P.I.C.
is located at no. 39 of the Belliardstraat in Brussels. This building
also contains the Belliard auditorium, the seat of “Mouvement d’Action
pour l’Unite Europeenne” (xx), just as the offices of the “Societe de
Promotion et de la Distribution Generale” (P.D.G.), supervised, through a
go-between, by Benoit de Bonvoisin…
The NEM is supported
by Benoit de Bonvoisin, who pays the rent of the in the Dekensstraat
located offices and hires the editor in chief as an advisor… Francis
Dossogne, head of the F.J., was paid in the same way, until he left the
The partnership
P.D.G., and consequently de Bonvoisin, through a go-between finances
the magazine “INFOREP” which claims to be a “daily paper for party
leaders”, but in reality is a bi-language magazine with strong
anti-communist leanings. From 1976 to 1978 its editor in chief was Major
Jean Bougerol, a higher career officer working for the headquarters of
the domestic armed forces [ISGP note: not to mention, head of PIO].
Jean Bougerol has spoken at lectures organized by the NEM-clubs… This
officer, who keeps in close contact with Bernard Mercier, board member
of the C.E.P.I.C., was mentioned as one of the organizers of the
transport from Antwerp to the seat of the C.E.P.I.C. in Brussels of a
wanted neo-nazi terrorist. This person had to be taken by Bernard
Mercier to a domain in the Ardennes belonging to de Bonvoisin and
subsequently to France. The German was intercepted by State Security
during the trip from Antwerp to Brussels…

According to
unverifiable sources the F.J. would have approached several foreign
governments and opposition-movements for financial support.”

Although the publishing of this
memo ended the public career of Baron de Bonvoisin and resulted in the
disbanding of CEPIC, the underground network of fascists remained
operational. It would be tied to the violent Gang of Nijvel robberies
from 1982 to 1985 and the Cellules Communistes Combattantes (CCC)
bombings in 1984 and 1985. Several men from this fascist network would
give a few hints about how their clandestine operation was used by
unknown higher ups, at least one of them being US intelligence.
1981, Paul Latinus testified more than once that he worked for the
American intelligence services. Also his assistant, Marcel Barbier,
claimed to work for an international organization of which he never
wanted to give the name… On top of that, Paul Latinus testified in
1983 that his organization, the WNP, to which Libert, Barbier and others
belonged, worked for an unnamed allied power and countered the Soviet
infiltration in Belgium.”
WNP member Michel Libert stated:
“One received orders. We can go back to, say, 1982. From 1982 to 1985. There were projects.

“‘[I was told:] You, Mr. Libert, know nothing
about why we’re doing this. Nothing at all. All we ask is that your
group, with cover from the gendarmerie, with cover from Security, carry
out a job. Target: The supermarkets. Where are they? What kind of locks
are there? What sort of protection do they have that could interfere
with our operations? Does the store manager lock up? Or do they use an
outside security company?’

“We carried out the orders and sent in our
reports: Hours of opening and closing. Everything you want to know about
a supermarket. What was this for? This was one amongst hundreds of
missions.” [clearly hints to the Gang of Nijvel] [234]

Martial Lekeu was another person
who gave certain details. He had been one of the earliest members of
Group G and was a good friend of commandant Leon Francois and Paul
Latinus. He gave his information in 1985 after having fled to the United
“When I joined the
Gendarmerie I became a devout fascist. At the Diana Group I got to know
people who had the same convictions as me. We greeted each other like
the Nazis…

During the gatherings of the Front a
plan was developed to destabilize Belgium and to prepare it for a
non-democratic regime. This plan consisted of two parts: a cell
political terrorism and a cell gangsterism. I worked in the cell
gangsterism. I was one of the specialist who had to train young guys
with rightist leanings, to knead them into a well trained gang prepared
to do anything. After that I had to break all contact with them, so they
could exist as an independent group and do robberies without them
realizing they were part of a well-planned plot…

have two plans. The first one was to
organise gangs to do hold up of hostage, you know, killing; the second
one was to organise the so called “Left movement” who will do a
terrorist attempt just to make believe, make the population believe that
these terrorist attempts were done by the Left.”

Like Libert, Lekeu strongly
hinted to the fascist underground’s involvement in the Gang of Nijvel
affair, a series of violent robberies which occurred from December 1982
to November 1985. Coincidentally, during some of these robberies a
number of individuals were killed that not too long before had belonged
to CEPIC, had informed persons about a plan to subvert the state, or had
been tied to sex parties, possibly with minors. [236] Although never prosecuted, the person who was the most severely implicated in this affair was the fascist Jean Bultot.
Against the advice of State
Security, Bultot had been appointed assistant director of the
Sint-Gillis prison in Brussels. He acted as a liaison between several
Nazi inmates and Belgian’s fascist underground, for which he allegedly
did some recruiting. Among his friends were Francis Dossogne, head of
Front de la Jeunesse, and Jean-Paul “Pepe” Derijcke, the owner of the
fascist Jonathan club, which was frequented by such men as Madani
Bouhouche and Jean-Francis Calmette. Coincidentally, Derijcke was an
associate of Jean-Michel Nihoul. They also had the same hobby:
blackmailing people.
As for Bultot having been
implicated in the Gang of Nijvel affair; when a stolen, burned out car
belonging to the Gang of Nijvel was found on the side of the road,
detectives also found a charred piece of paper with handwriting of
Bultot’s girlfriend, Claudine Falkenberg. At that time, Falkenburg
worked at the ministry of Cecile Goor, a former member of the by then
disbanded CEPIC. The piece of paper was a fragment of a February 1984
speech that Bultot had given at the Triton club during a shooting
competition he had organized. This event had been patroned by Cecile
Goor, secretary of state Pierre Mainil (also of CEPIC) and the Cultural
Department of the US Embassy in Brussels. In that same month, also at
the Triton, Bultot had given a demonstration to civil servants, law
enforcement officers and intelligence agents about the use of kevlar in
car doors. Coincidentally, traces of kevlar were found in the car doors
of the burned out Gang of Nijvel car. These leads were never pursued. [237]
During a house search at Bultot’s
girlfriend inspectors found the telephone number of doctor Pinon in
her address book. Nobody knows for sure what it did there, but it does
seem as if over time the Pinon dossier has become a corrupted blackmail
dossier for de Bonvoisin and his fascist friends. [238]
After Bultot had fled to Paraguay in 1986, in the aftermath of the
murder on Juan Mendez (by Bouhouche), he decided to sing. The first
thing he claimed was that the rumors of high level involvement in the
Gang of Nijvel affair and a subsequent cover up were true. Then the
disinformation came: State Security (the enemy of de Bonvoisin and
Bultot) was behind it. Bultot went on to advise examining magistrate
Freddy Troch to reopen the Pinon affair. One thing is for sure, a lot of
politicians and magistrates would not have appreciated that.
A piece of evidence in the Gang
of Nijvel case that is not directly linked to Bultot, is that the
ammunition the robbers used was unique to the Special Intervention
Squadron (Diana Group). Additionally, in one of the robberies the
gang members used a tactic only seen in special police forces like
Belgium’s Diana Group, a fact which might result in flashbacks to
Front de la Jeunesse and its Group G branch.
But wasn’t the Front disbanded in
1981 after the memo of State Security? Well, it was, but it is known
that Westland New Post, under the leadership of Latinus remained in
existence until 1984. And like Dossogne, Latinus took orders from Jean
Bougerol and his PIO intelligence group, if not the DIA directly. [239]
Like Front de la Jeunesse, PIO
was officially disbanded in 1981. However, Bougerol and his group did
not disappear. PIO was absorbed into a completely private entity named
the European Institute of Management (EIM). Bougerol was followed up by
none other than long-time ambassador Douglas MacArthur II [240], a nephew of the famous general and by this time a very close friend and business associate of Sun Myung Moon. [241]
Like PIO had controlled Front de la Jeunesse, so EIM remained in
control of Latinus’ Westland New Post and likely several other aspects
of the fascist underground. Marcel Barbier, head of security of WNP,
joined EIM. [242] Just as interesting, gendarme colonel Rene Mayerus became administrative-director of EIM. [243]
Mayerus had been a co-founder of the Special Intervention Squadron
(Diana Group), and was a close acquaintance of Jean Bougerol, not to
mention WNP members Bouhouche and Wackenhut director Calmette. [244] He referred people looking for a security expert to WNP head Paul Latinus. [245]
After his retirement Mayerus was suspected of having spied on the BOB
in Brussels for EIM and to have recruited Bougerol into EIM. [246]
If this isn’t enough to get
someone at least interested in the links between the gendarmerie, the
fascist underground, PIO-EIM and the Gang of Nijvel, then also consider
that 11 months before the first Gang of Nijvel robbery, Bouhouche had
been totally implicated (but not prosecuted) in a break in at the Diana
Group in which two dozen of the newest rifles and pistols were stolen.
Bouhouche and Bultot knew each other well at the time, as they both were
prominent members of the Belgian Practical Shooting Association; some
of the shooting events they organized included the theme ‘warehouse
panic’. [247]
As you can see, it’s not really a
surprise that Bultot and Bouhouche have always been primary suspects of
alternative researchers of having been Gang of Nijvel members. The
official investigators, in the first few years examining magistrate
Jean Depretre and his sidekick Commandant Duterme, concluded that there
were no links to a fascist underground. But what authority do their
claims really have? Depretre had already been accused of covering up the
Montaricourt-Israel case and soon thereafter of drawing unnecessary
attention to the Pinon dossier. [248] In 1996, X2 accused him of having been part of the child abuse network. [249] Maud Sarr had already mentioned his name in 1990. [250] Commandant Duterme has now become notorious for having played a key role in covering up the X-Dossiers.
Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin’s father, Pierre, visited the first Bilderberg conference,
along with Paul van Zeeland.
A regular line indicates interaction, an arrow at the
end significant
influence. CIA links are primarily explained in the
American Security Council article.
By now it should be obvious that
the CEPIC leadership played a key role in the whole effort to subvert
the Belgian state. Not surprisingly, directors of CEPIC not only
interacted a lot with PIO and the fascist underground, they also had
numerous ties to foreign intelligence.
CEPIC director Jo Gerard, who had
revived the PSC with Vanden Boeynants after WWII, had designed an
assassination plot against Lumumba, soon after Congo had been granted
independence from Belgium. His plan was canceled after it was decided
that the CIA should take over. [251]
CEPIC director Paul Vankerkhoven
had set up the Belgian branch of the World Anti-Communist League (the
Ligue Internationale de la Liberte) and because of that was in close
contact with the CIA, DIA, the NATO stay-behind network and the Moonies
of Sun Myung Moon. In addition to his co-founding of Cercle des Nations
and l’Institut Europeen de Developpement, he also was secretary-general
of Otto von Habsburg’s CEDI, making him a major player in the
intelligence-ridden Vatican-Paneuropa network. [252]
CEPIC director Bernard Mercier
had numerous intelligence connections. In Brussels he provided the WNP
with a flat to house militants and sensitive dossiers. Mercier was a
good friend of PIO head major Jean Bougerol. In 1975, they together
had been to the funeral of Franco, the fascist dictator of Spain.
Mercier also regularly met in Brussels with several “members of foreign intelligence agencies”,
and like Vankerkhoven, he is known to have been in contact with
Belgian representatives of Aginter Press, the Portuguese stay-behind
network set up and controlled by the CIA. [253]
Aginter Press had been founded by Yves Guérin-Sérac, a close associate
of Otto Skorzeny and Stefano Delle Chiaie, two major players in the
fascist underground of Europe. Serac had been one of the founders of the
terrorist OAS, which had tried to assassinate De Gaulle and prevent
the independence of Algeria (remember Calmette of FJ, WNP and Wackenhut,
who had begun his career in the OAS?).
In May 1974, a number of
documents had been retrieved from a hastily-abandoned Aginter Press
headquarters. On one of these documents a text could be found which is
perfectly in line with the words of Martial Lekeu and Michel Libert, not
to mention numerous other statements from individuals once connected to
the fascist “stay-behind” networks.
the first phase of our political activity we must create chaos in all
structures of the regime. Two forms of terrorism can provoke such a
situation: blind terrorism (committing massacres indiscriminately which
cause a large number of victims), and selective terrorism (eliminate
chosen persons). This destruction of the state must be carried out as
much as possible under the cover of ‘communist activities.’ After that,
we must intervene at the heart of the military, the juridical power and
the church, in order to influence popular opinion, suggest a solution,
and clearly demonstrate the weakness of the present legal apparatus…
Popular opinion must be polarized in such a way, that we are being
presented as the only instrument capable of saving the nation. It is
obvious that we will need considerable financial resources to carry out
such operations.”
CEPIC founder and treasurer Baron
de Bonvoisin also had his share of intelligence connections. As
mentioned, Francis Dossogne and his Front de la Jeunesse were completely
dependent on his money. In late 1975 or early 1976, de Bonvoisin hosted
a meeting at his castle where leading fascist militants from Belgium,
Italy, France, Britain and Spain met with each other. [255]
Like Mercier and Vanden Boeynants, de Bonvoisin could regularly be
found at PIO headquarters. Also, his good friend and security consultant
André Moyen, who supported his campaign against the X-Dossiers, used to
be an important player in the stay-behind network. [256]
De Bonvoisin has not only stated that he worked with US intelligence,
Paul Vanden Boeynants and major Jean Bougerol’s superior (General Roman)
in countering Soviet subversion, but also that his US friends were
largely responsible for getting his arch enemy, the anti-fascist head of
State Security, to resign.
his political role within the CEPIC, Benoît de Bonvoisin exerted an
influence in Zaïre [Congo; Belgian colony until 1960], firstly in the
struggle against communism and secondly attempting to curb corruption,
with friends from the American administration. Van den Boeynants
assigned General Roman and Benoît on a number of missions in order to
counteract the Soviet influence in Belgium… Through a number of people
with whom he was in touch in the United States and France, B. de B felt
it necessary to try and get the Belgian intelligence services under
democratic control. He considered it urgent, since this was the only
secret service to escape control… [bashes Albert Raes, head of Belgian
intelligence] Largely because of B. de B, Raes was forced to resign in
1990… B. de Bonvoisin was highly regarded by the head of the French
secret services, Alexandre de Marenches, but the latter had no esteem
for Albert Raes… [bashes Albert Raes a bit more]… he [Raes] tried to
associate B. de B with the extreme right, a trick often used by the
Soviet secret services…
Professor Lode Van Outrive concluded
that: ‘Several times the Americans tried to convince Raes to concentrate
first and foremost on the Eastern block countries whereas he seemed
more interested in targeting extreme right wing movements. This clearly
bothered the Americans who got him to resign.'”
There are numerous links between
Belgium’s fascist underground and intelligence. The following table
has been created to summarize these links. More information can be found
in ‘the accused‘ appendix.
In Belgium
Marcel Barbier WNP; EIM Wackenhut; NATO
Baron de Bonvoisin CEPIC; FJ; PIO; Belgian special forces With US intelligence in Congo and other places
Major Jean Bougerol SDRA8; PIO; EIM NATO
Jean-Francois Buslik Involved with fascist underground and Group G DEA
Jean-Francis Calmette FJ; WNP OAS; Belgian director of Wackenhut
Claude Dery SDRA8; PIO; involved with fascists and templar orders NATO
Frank Eaton Group G DEA
Cmd. Leon Francois Group G US Army; DEA
Jacques Jonet MAUE; Pinon affair Aginter Press; Habsburg network
Eric Lammers WNP; caught with child pornography on his PC Wackenhut
Paul Latinus PIO; FJ; WNP DIA; NATO
Emile Lecerf head of NEM; organizer of fascist meetings with de Bonvoisin Vankerkhoven’s advisor at the WACL
Douglas MacArthur II EIM; Banque Lambert NATO (SHAPE and SHAEF); State Department; CFR; Moonies
Col. Rene Mayerus Diana Group; EIM under MacArthur II EIM under MacArthur II
Bernard Mercier CEPIC; WNP Aginter Press; Franco’s regime; regularly met in Brussels with “several members of foreign intelligence agencies”
Andre Moyen NATO stay-behind; good friend of de Bonvoisin NATO stay-behind
Paul Vanden Boeynants CEPIC Associate of Adnan Khashoggi in the 1970s and 1980s [258]
Paul Vankerkhoven CEPIC Aginter Press; WACL; Habsburg network
The Habsburg network in this
table is a reference to this person’s central role in setting up and
running what this author has been labeling the “Vatican-Paneuropa
network”. Besides the national branches of Opus Dei and the Knights of
Malta, in Belgium this network consisted of such organizations as
Mouvement d’Action pour l’Union de l’Europe (MAUE), l’Institut Europeen
de Developpement, Académie Europeene des Sciences Politiques, Ordre du
Rouvre, the Ligue Internationale de la Liberte (WACL) and Cercle des
Nations. All these organizations had overlapping membership and were
connected to other, equally reactionary organizations all over Catholic
Europe. One of the most important branches in this extremely
anti-communist network is the privatized, intelligence-oriented,
discussion group Le Cercle, which for over 50 years has brought together
questionable individuals connected to European and US intelligence
agencies (including CIA heads Casey and Colby, respectively belonging to
the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei). It was set up by French prime
minister Antoine Pinay and the fascist intelligence agent Jean Violet in
the 1950s. Otto von Habsburg acted as a sponsor of Violet. [259]
Interestingly, Violet is known to
have been a member of Cercle des Nations, meeting here with such men as
Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Paul Vankerkhoven, de
Merode family, lawyer Jacques Jonet and other anti-communist radicals. [260]
It’s probably no surprise to learn then that most, if not all, of
these men, including Violet, belonged to Opus Dei and the Knights of
Malta. [261] It’s also known that Violet, Vankerkhoven and Jonet worked closely with Otto von Habsburg. [262] Update: Along with Violet, and Habsburg, Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vankerkhoven and Jacques Jonet have visited the CIA’s Cercle Group.
Opus Dei has come up more than
once in Belgium conspiracy history. BOB officers Gerard Bihay and Guy
Dussart informed congressional investigators during a closed session
that they had been provided information by two nobles belonging to Opus
Dei. These two informed the officers that at least 9 members of Opus
Dei were involved in a plan to subvert the Belgian state. Several
meetings between the conspirators, which included gendarmerie general
Fernand Beaurir (accused of incest and pedophilia) and Paul Vanden Boeynants, would have taken place at Castle Dongelberg, an Opus Dei retreat. [263] Interestingly, in 1996, both X2 [264] and Nathalie W. [265]
mentioned Dongelberg in their testimonies, referring to it as a
location where children had been abused by members of the network. X4
has testified that members of Opus Dei had been among her most
sadistic clients. [266]
Yes, even Madani Bouhouche
and some of his associates appeared in the X-Dossiers, and not in the
mildest parts either. As Bouhouche took orders from the WNP and FJ, who
knows where things might lead. The accused Baron de Bonvoisin and Paul
Vanden Boeynants controlled these networks from the Belgian/European
side. The American controllers were the CIA, DIA, DEA and Wackenhut.
Besides de Bonvoisin and Vanden
Boeynants, X1 also gave names and details of other persons who played a
key role in the fascist network described above. De Baets and Hupez had
received stacks of private notes of X1 which she had written up to 6
years before the affair. In one of these notes, which in this particular
case could actually have been written after the Dutroux affair broke
out, X1 described how she had been raped by a “gendarme officer” who
always wore dark brown sunglasses. She remembered also having seen this
gendarme officer in Humo magazine several years before her testimony.
De Baets immediately thought about Madani Bouhouche, and because he
already had suspicions about links to the old Gang of Nijvel dossiers,
he gathered photographs of gendarme officers suspected of having played
a role in this affair.
X1 was presented with 40 photographs, some showing real suspects, others from unrelated dossiers. [267]
After another long and psychologically challenging session, X1 had
selected 8 pictures. Three of the selected men clearly were
misidentified, as they have never been linked to the extreme-right or
the Gang of Nijvel and had been added to the collection for no specific
reason. Four other identifications made by X1 turned out to be far more
intriguing. One of them was the person De Baets already suspected:
Madani Bouhouche. The others were former gendarme officer Christian
Amory, gendarme colonel Gerard Lhost and the earlier-mentioned gendarme
colonel Rene Mayerus. [268] According to the authors of ‘The X-Dossiers’:
identified Madani Bouhouche as the very violent driver of the BMW who
took her to ‘the factory’ and Christian Amory as a sort of slave driver
who brought her and her fellow victims to recording studios or parks
where older men shot at hunted children. One of the colonels belonged to
that group, X1 says. Her account about these kinds of hunting parties
on human game, about which X2, X3, X4 and Nathalie W. later also speak,
is by far the most controversial part of her testimony… One of the
individuals that was recognized used to be a driver in a service [the
Diana Group] that was headed by Lhost and was in the possession of heavy
black BMWs [earlier reported having seen by X1].”
“The factory” X1 regularly spoke
about (see above) was a location, where besides regular abuse, snuff
movies were shot. Vanden Boeynants’ private driver Henri Bil, Baron de
Bonvoisin, Annie Bouty, Michel Nihoul, Tony, the controversial lawyer
Michel Vander Elst, former prime minister Wilfried Martens, examining
magistrate Melchior Wathelet and lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont apparently all
went to the ASCO factory to torture and abuse children. [270]
In November 1996, X1 took the investigators to the location she had
described. On arrival, it turned out that the witness had been talking
about the ASCO factory, located just outside Brussels. The description
she had given matched, and coincidentally, ASCO was (and is) owned by
the Boas family, which used to be close friends and business partners of
the late Paul Vanden Boeynants. [271] X1 mentioned having seen a “Roger” [272] at the factory, apparently the head of the Boas family who used to be a member CEPIC and Cercle des Nations.
Following is a more detailed description of the men pointed out by X1:
Bouhouche was closely associated
with Group G, Front de la Jeunesse, Westland New Post and the Diana
Group. He has been accused of involvement in a number of assassinations
and break-ins. In 1979, Bouhouche began preparations for a long-term
operation to terrorize and extort a number of warehouses. Accomplices in
this operation were Robert “Bob” Beyer (BOB), Christian Amory (BOB)
Rene Tchang Wei Ling (brother of an important BOB officer), Juan Mendez,
and apparently also Jean Bultot [273].
This group is widely believed to have had something to do with the Gang
of Nijvel. Whether this was the case or not, their operation was
cancelled in 1986 after Bouhouche was arrested on suspicions of having
murdered Juan Mendez. Confronted with testimonies of Christian Amory,
Bouhouche admitted to his interrogators that recruiting Mendez had been
an assignment given to him by the WNP leadership and that there was a
political motive behind the attacks they had been planning (or, if they
were behind the Gang of Nijvel, might actually have carried out). [274]
Additionally, Bouhouche appears
to have been closely associated with Michel Nihoul. He went to the
fascist Jonathan Club whose owner, Pepe De Rycke (committed suicide in 2001) was on good terms with Nihoul. [275] Together with Beyer and Bultot he went to the prestigious Dancing Mirano’s, where Nihoul also went. [276]
The Mirano became embroiled in a drug scandal in the 1980s, but
accusations that its owner, Philippe Cryns, ran a child prostitution
network were carefully ignored by the magistrates. [277]
When Bouhouche was arrested in 1986, he picked Jean-Paul Dumont as his
legal representative. The earlier-mentioned Dumont, once a member of
the CEPIC council, was on close terms with Nihoul, represented leading
fascists as Francis Dossogne and Paul Latinus, and shared a law office
with the lawyer of Alexis Alewaeters (of the Mirano scandal) and Marc
Dutroux. [278]
As already mentioned, Dumont himself has been accused of child abuse
on several occasions. In 1996, X2 testified that she had seen Bouhouche
at the Dolo, Nihoul’s favorite hang out, talking to Henri Bil (the
confidant and private driver of Vanden Boeynants; X1 claimed Bil was
one of her abusers who sometimes came to pick her up with Tony for abuse
at ASCO)
and being involved with some of the child abusers. [279]
Christian Amory was a gendarme officer in the BOB
section and was part of Bouhouche’s criminal Nazi group to some day
conduct a terror-extortion campaign against warehouses. He worked in the
Walloon-Brabant cell that investigated the Gang of Nijvel and would
later become a leading suspect in this case. Together with the Nazi
Jean-Francis Calmette he was associated with the mercenary firm Contact
in Brussels. Interestingly, in 2003, Amory was prosecuted with Baron
Benoit de Bonvoisin and Pierre de Bonvoisin for having forged KGB
documents to prove a “vast left-wing conspiracy” against de Bonvoisin involving State Security. [280]
Mayerus has been discussed earlier. He was the
administrative-director of EIM under MacArthur II, had been a co-founder
of the Diana Group, and used to be a good friend of Madani Bouhouche,
Jean-Francis Calmette (OAS; Diana Group; Front de la Jeunesse; WNP; Wackenhut; etc.)
and PIO head Jean Bougerol. He was one of the more unknown suspects in
the Gang of Nijvel case and his picture would have been virtually
unknown to anyone in the public.
Gendarme colonel Gerard Lhost, another rather
unknown suspect in the Gang of Nijvel case, was head of the Diana Group
in the early 1980s. In early 1982, Lhost used his authority to acquire
control over the investigation into the arms robbery at the Diana Group,
of which Bouhouche would be the top suspect. By April, Lhost had
effectively halted the investigation. Colleagues accused him of ignoring
leads to the extreme right. Lhost actually knew a lot of fascists from
the Front de la Jeunesse circles, and when he left the gendarmerie in
1985, he joined the Security Bureau of the European Commission. Here he
teamed up with fascists as Pierre Eveillard (once
worked in the cabinet of Paul Vanden Boeynants; his brother Christian
was a police commissioner in Etterbeek who protected and visited the
notorious Dolo)
, Robert Thomas (specialist
in political violence; apparently ran his own intelligence group,
trained members of Nazi organizations like Front de la Jeunesse and
Westland New Post)
, Roland Maffioli (ex-member
of the political section of the Brussels BOB, who helped infiltrating
neo-nazi Paul Latinus into the State Security Service)
and several others. [281]
Even though there are plenty of reasons to be
suspicious of these men, it should be remembered that the accusations
against Mayerus, Lhost, Amory and Bouhouche are less powerful than many
other aspects of X1’s testimony. Bouhouche was already Belgium’s most
famous gangster and his face had appeared in the media here and there.
And unfortunately, neither the authors of the book ‘The X-Dossiers’,
nor the Dutroux dossier summary, reported how many of the 40 pictures
portrayed real suspects. X1 misidentified three, and possibly four
pictures, which at best gives us a 60% accuracy rate. Even when one
takes into account the psychological problems X1 had with looking at
pictures, or the problems that come into play when trying to recognize
someone from a picture (or from a long time ago), it would have been
nice if other X-witnesses could confirm more aspects of this part of her
testimony. However, seeing how the investigation proceeded, it’s likely
that most of them have never been asked about these men.
But even without the accusations against these four
former gendarmerie officers, it appears that the X-Dossiers are
intrinsically linked to earlier Belgian affairs. Whether it involves
large scale drug trafficking, assassinations, subversion of state, or
underground. abuse and snuff networks, the same individuals and
organizations appear time and time again.
The US connection continued
In November 1986, San Francisco police had begun
investigating claims of sexual abuse centering around the Army’s Child
Development Center at the Presidio of San Francisco. During the
investigation, in August 1987, one of the girls ran into her abuser
while on a shopping trip with her father. She froze, pointed to a
person named Lt.-Col. Michael Aquino, and identified him as “Mikey”.
Mikey, with help of a member of the child day care center staff, had
taken her off site to be abused at his home. During the following
investigation, the girl could accurately point out the house of Aquino [282] and describe some of the interior details. [283]
In October 1987, news of the Presidio molestings
hit the local news and it was reported that at least 58 of 100
children who had visited the day care center showed physical and mental
signs of sexual abuse. [284] Some of the details that came out were that children had been tortured with needles [285] and that some had been forced to drink urine and eat feces. [286] The parents sued the day care center for more than 60 million dollars [287], and as time went on, more and more claimed there was a cover up of the facts. [288] Aquino was under investigation for a while, but never officially charged with anything. [289] The case died a quiet death.
Nevertheless, Col. Aquino was an interesting
character and apparently more relevant to the much later X-Dossiers
than one would initially anticipate. Instead of having a European
fascist connected to NATO and US intelligence, here you have an American
fascist working for US intelligence who is touring NATO installations
over in Europe. A biography:
Lt.-Col. Michael Aquino, through US
intelligence, NATO-Europe, fascism and occult Nazi rituals in Wewelsburg
castle closer related to the X-Dossiers than one might initially think.
One wonders, during his inspections of European NATO installations, did
he meet with men involved with PIO, Front de la Jeunesse or the WNP,
possibly even with Vanden Boeynants or Baron de Bonvoisin? It’s far from
impossible, especially because, according to victim-witness Paul
Bonacci, Aquino’s special project in Europe was the fascist underground
(also Gladio?). In Belgian, who would have been better representatives
of this underground than Vanden Boeynants or Baron de Bonvoisin, or at
the very least one of their close associates in the military?
Just after Aquino had finished his undergraduate
studies in political science at the University of California at Santa
Barbara he became a follower of Anton LaVey, and went on to become a
high priest in the Church of Satan. [290] He went to Vietnam in the late 1960s to become a psychological warfare expert. [291] At some point, he served with the Green Berets [292] and in the 1970s he was a liaison officer to NATO in several European countries. [293]
While on tour visiting NATO installations in Europe, Aquino made a
stop-over at Wewelsberg Castle, which, during WWII, used to be Heinrich
Himmler’s occult SS sanctuary. Aquino even managed to perform a Satanic
ceremony in the castle’s “Hall of the Dead”. [294] In 1981, Aquino was a reserve attache to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) [295]
and by 1986 he held a top-secret compartmentalized security clearance,
which are given to individuals involved in programs that need to be even
tighter controlled than regular top secret programs. He apparently
needed this clearance for following studies at the National Defense
University. [296]
At the time the investigation against him was launched, Aquino was a
program analyst at the Army Reserve Personnel Center in St. Louis. [297] In between all this, he was a licensed securities dealer and an employee of Merrill Lynch. [298]
But this was not the last we heard about Aquino.
In November 1988, federal investigators found out that $35 million
had disappeared from a credit union that reported only to possess $2,5
million in assets. Within weeks of the affair, the local community was
abuzz with rumors of a child prostitution network centering around the
credit union’s owner, Lawrence “Larry” King Jr., a person with highest
level connections in Republican circles in both Nebraska and
Washington D.C. Senator John W. DeCamp ultimately became the person who
brought out the story of victim-witnesses as Alisha Owen, Loretta Smith,
Paul Bonacci, Troy Boner and Danny King about life in these abuse
networks. DeCamp wrote:
“Paul Bonacci and
other child victims have given evidence in great depth on the central
role of Lt. Col. Michael Aquino in this depravity. Aquino, alleged to
have recently retired from an active military role, was long the leader
of an Army psychological warfare section which drew on his “expertise”
and personal practices in brainwashing, Satanism, Nazism, homosexual
pedophilia and murder…

“Paul Bonacci reports the following
“Monarch”-related activities, often involving his commander at Offutt
AFB, Bill Plemmons, and Lt. Col. Michael Aquino… Travel to Dresden in
communist East Germany, where weapons were inspected. There and in the
Federal Republic of Germany, the Monarch personnel were frequently
neo-Nazis. This milieu is a special project of Lt. Col. Aquino, who was a
West European advisor to the U.S. Chiefs of Staff. Paul Bonacci has
extensive experience in the Aryan Nation and other White Supremacist

In his book ‘The Franklin Cover-Up’, DeCamp
explained that the Monarch project in some circles was the unofficial
name of an extreme mind control network (hard to tell how much of this
information was confirmed by his friend William Colby, the former CIA
director). The basic idea was to use the alters of people suffering
from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) for specific military and
intelligence purposes. Unfortunately, alternative personalities are only
formed at a relatively young age and only under the most extreme
stress, so most people wouldn’t even think of carrying out this
research. But the Nazis didn’t mind, and it was apparently them who had
laid the foundations of this research in some of their concentration
“An account of the
origin of the “Monarch” project has been compiled by those who
have been debriefing MPD [same as DID] child-victims. Nazi
experimentation in World War II concentration camps were said to
have gone beyond simply insane physical tortures. They brainwashed
people, for military and strategic purposes. After the war,
Allen Dulles and other Western intelligence people brought
Nazi doctors out for use in the United States. A teenaged
concentration camp inmate named Greenbaum, who had
participated to save himself, also came to the United States. Known
later as “Dr. Green,”
[300; important note] he
became a high- level brainwasher, and is widely represented
in brainwashing programs with a distinctive Cabalistic magic

“The killers in the Nazi camps were
themselves trained and organized by psychiatrists and eugenicists,
operating from the “T4” bureau. These psychiatrists had long been the
pets of white supremacist British and American financier networks. At
least some of these Nazi doctors were spirited out of Germany under the
supervision of for Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman and Tavistock
Institute Director John R.. Rees on behalf of the British government.
Norman, personally an insane Theosophist who had been chief of the
prewar pro-Nazi faction within England, and Rees organized postwar
propaganda and continuing psychological warfare activities, and created
“Orwellian” groupings within U.S. psychiatry and mental health fields.”

Although many details still need to be filled in,
we’ve come full circle now. During the 1970s and 1980s, a number of
mainly American investigators began to claim that there existed a
highly-organized, post-WWII fascist underground, which appeared to be
involved in drug running, gold smuggling, weapons trafficking and other
subversive activities (Mae Brussel was one of the first and inspired
many). The mainstream media generally ignored the claims of these
investigators, but in the early 1990s, during the stay-behind affair
(Gladio), it became clear that these investigators, at least to a large
extent, had been right. The reason for the secrecy surrounding this
underground network also became clear: it was ultimately controlled by
US intelligence.
Senator John DeCamp, pretty much about as
credible as authors come, even though his work in Vietnam and his
connections to Colby, to many will sound a little bit too much to be
true. Nebraska state newspapers of the 1970s and 1980s frequently
mentioned his name. His (incomplete) Who’s Who: “state senator; b.
Neligh, Nebraska, July 6, 1941… B.A., University Nebraska, J.D…
married Ma Thi Nga, October 16, 1978… Member Nebraska Legislature,
Lincoln, 1971– ; owner apartment complexes in Nebraska; Served to
captain U.S. Army, 1968-70. Member Nebraska Bar Association Republican.”

Even though he gave the names of many alleged abusers (and child
murderers), none of them have dared to take him to court. In fact, the
person from this group who was picked to take on DeCamp, soon ended up
in jail for child abuse. One major newspaper which wrote a hit piece on
DeCamp and his book was soon forced to pay DeCamp “more than a dollar and less than a hundred thousand dollars” in damages. The newspaper also had to publish a retraction and state that DeCamp’s research indeed had been sound.
The stay-behind (Gladio) affair showed how since
the end of WWII, the CIA and a number of military agencies have been
setting up secret, anti-communist armies in most European countries.
Even though there were plenty of regular anti-communist Army officers to
pick from, Nazis and other fascists (like pro-colonialists) were
appointed to run these clandestine armies instead, which undoubtedly
had something to do with all the immoral operations that were to be
carried out. In each country this US intelligence controlled network
seems to have had the approval of the old pro-colonial aristocracy,
which was usually centered around a royal court or a number of hard
right political leaders.
As a result of the Kennedy assassination, quite a
number of Americans became skeptical of the CIA and launched their own
private investigations into this organization. In the following years
and decades, various US investigators brought out more and more
evidence that the CIA was involved in many things that couldn’t stand
the light of day. As stated, this included the recruiting of Nazis,
infiltration of the domestic media, massive drug- and arms trafficking,
organizing coups against legitimate governments, assassinations, false
flag terrorist attacks and mind control research. Some of the most well
known “rogue” CIA men (and associates) have been Ted Shackley, General
John Singlaub, Thomas Clines, Carl Jenkins, David Morales, Raphael
Quintero, Felix Rodriguez, Edwin Wilson, Richard Armitage, Albert Hakim,
General Richard Secord, and Oliver
North. This list is by no means complete, and even includes such former
CIA directors as William Colby, William Casey and George Bush.
Of particular interest to this article is Edwin
Wilson, who used to be a member of Shackley’s “Secret Team”. In 1980,
Colonel Cutolo wrote an affidavit claiming that Wilson ran large scale
surveillance operations in order to receive an advance warning of anyone
trying to leak information about CIA drug trafficking operations.
Electronic surveillance had been instituted against a number of
Senators and Congressmen, numerous police officials, judicial figures
and the Catholic cathedrals of New York and Boston. Besides regular
surveillance, Wilson was also accused of selling the sensitive
information he had acquired to companies that were part of the
military-industrial complex, which they in turn used as leverage against
Washington politicians to score contracts. [302]
According to Frank Terpil, the business partner of Wilson in supplying
weapons and special forces to Khadaffi from 1976 to 1981, Wilson was
involved in the actual blackmail operations.
“According to fugitive ex-CIA
officer Frank Terpil, CIA-directed sexual blackmailing operations were
intensive in Washington at about the time of the Watergate scandal. One
of those operations, Terpil claims, was run by his former partner, Ed
Wilson. Wilson’s base of operations for arranging trysts for the
politically powerful was, Terpil says, Korean agent Ton Sun Park’s
George Town Club. In a letter to the author, Terpil explained that
‘Historically, one of Wilson’s Agency jobs was to subvert members of
both houses [of Congress] by any means necessary… Certain people could
be easily coerced by living out their sexual fantasies in the flesh… A
remembrance of these occasions [was] permanently recorded via selected
cameras… The technicians in charge of filming. . .[were] TSD
[Technical Services Division of the CIA]… The unwitting porno stars
advanced in their political careers, some of [whom] may still be in
Although Terpil’s claims are hard to verify, this
still is a very interesting comment. Like Sun Myung Moon and his
Unification Church, Park had close ties to the Korean Central
Intelligence Agency (KCIA) and more importantly, the CIA and its partly
privatized, anti-communist, fascist underground. [304]
Also, both Moon and Park have been tied to pedophile blackmail
operations in the United States. Moon through the activities of his
right-hand man, Col. Bo Hi Pak [305], and Park through his George Town Club’s first president, Robert Keith Gray.
Gray rose to prominence in the late 1950s as
secretary of Eisenhower’s Cabinet. After leaving the White House he, for
more than three decades, became a leading manager of Hill &
Knowlton, one of the most influential Washington lobbying firms,
especially during the Nixon and Reagan years. DeCamp noticed that Gray
was the “closest friend in Washington” of Harold Anderson, a
person accused by several victim-witnesses in the Franklin case of being
a pedophile. Gray and his company were tied to the Iran-Contra affair
and came out in support of Catholic priest Bruce Ritter, who was accused
of pedophilia. [306]
This priest worked in partnership with Americares, which coordinated
its aid missions with the CIA, the Vatican and the Reagan
administration. According to DeCamp, Ritter and his Covenant youth
organization were at the center of pedophile ring that procured children
from South-America. Additionally, Gray used to be a business partner of
Edwin Wilson in the years before the latter was arrested for having
sold massive amounts of C4 to Khadaffi. Decamp:
“Said to be
Harold Anderson’s “closest friend in Washington,” Gray is also
reportedly a specialist in homosexual blackmail operations for the
CIA… Gray’s associate Wilson was apparently continuing the work of a
reported collaborator of Gray from the 1950’s—McCarthy committee counsel
Roy Cohn, now dead of AIDS. According to the former head of the vice
squad for one of America’s biggest cities, ‘Cohn’s job was to run the
little boys. Say you had an admiral, a general, a congressman, who did
not want to go along with the program. Cohn’s job was to set them up,
then they would go along. Cohn told me that himself.'”
June 29, 1989, the well-known headline
several months after George H.W. Bush had become the new president of
the United States. Doesn’t it remain strange that it was Sun Myung
Moon’s paper, whose network has been closely tied to sexual blackmail
operations, became responsible for exposing a homosexual blackmail ring
so closely tied to the White House? Moon’s associate, general Daniel O.
(deputy head CIA; head DIA; USGSC; pusher of the Star Wars program),
stated in this article that because of this ring, top-Washington
officials might have been compromised by the KGB (a little one- sided
warning)… Was there a deeper meaning as to why this scandal suddenly
had to be (partially) exposed? Was somebody sending a message to the
White House? Next to why and how the whole affair was covered up, these
also are legitimate questions to be asked.
It’s becoming routine in this article, but Cohn, a
rabid anti-communist sadist, has also been tied to the CIA’s fascist
underground. According to a 1954 news report, Cohn and his aide David
Schine had met up with Spanish members of an international underground
Nazi network while on a spy-hunting trip in Europe. Some of the leading
members of this network, according to the newspaper, were Col. Otto
Skorzeny, Hjalmar Schacht and Werner Naumann (former State Secretary in Goebbels’ Ministry of Propaganda; among the last to see Martin Bormann). [308]
It’s hardly a secret these days that Skorzeny, a security consultant
to Franco and Juan Peron after the war, was in touch with Nazi
terrorists as Yves Guerain Serac (French OAS; Portuguese Aginter Press) and Stefano Delle Chiaie (P2). The only thing a bit odd about this report is that it speaks about a “Nazi-Communist underground”,
implying that Naumann and his subversive friends would be interested in
working with the Soviet Union in case they managed to overthrow the
West-German government. This might sound scary, but it’s also
ridiculous, as the Nazis, including the post-war ones, were as
anti-communist as they came. According to EIR, Cohn could later be
found on the board of Permindex, a fascist and intelligence linked
company that has been tied to the Kennedy assassination.
Paul Bonacci, one of the victim-witnesses in
Franklin affair, also clearly stated Larry King used him in blackmail
operations in New York and Washington. The latter was in connection with
the activities of a close associate of Larry King, Craig Spence, who
was involved in a prostitution ring consisting of underaged boys that
were supplied to Washington’s upper class, which went right up to the
White House. [309] Interestingly, it was Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times which first exposed the White House prostitution scandal in 1989.
“Craig J. Spence,
an enigmatic figure who threw glittery parties for key officials of the
Reagan and Bush administrations, media stars and top military officers,
bugged the gatherings to compromise guests, provided cocaine,
blackmailed some associates and spent up to $20,000 a month on male
prostitutes, according to friends, acquaintances and records…

“Among the clients identified in
hundreds of credit-card vouchers obtained by The Washington Times – and
identified by male prostitutes and escort operators – are government
officials, locally based U.S. military officers, businessmen, lawyers,
bankers, congressional aides, media representatives and other
professionals. Mr. Spence’s influence appeared unlimited, aptly
demonstrated by his ability to arrange midnight tours of the White
House, according to three persons who said they took part in those

“Several former associates said his [Spence’s] house on
Wyoming Avenue was bugged and had a secret two-way mirror, and that he
attempted to ensnare visitors into compromising sexual encounters that
he could then use as leverage… The man, a business associate of Mr.
Spence who was on the White House tour, said: “He was blackmailing
people. He was taping people and blackmailing them. …

“[A businessman] described Mr. Spence as “strange,”
saying that he often boasted that he was working for the CIA… Mr.
Spence told him that the CIA might “doublecross him,” however, and kill
him instead “and then to make it look like a suicide.” The businessman
also said he attended a birthday bash for Roy Cohn at Mr. Spence’s
house. He said Mr. Casey was at the party.” [310]

“During the past few weeks, Mr. Spence
told several friends that the call-boy operation was being investigated
by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and other federal authorities as a
possible CIA front. He told the friends that the CIA used the service to
compromise other federal intelligence
officials and foreign diplomats. One friend quoted him as saying, “Casey’s boys are out to get me”…

“During a lengthy interview at a Manhattan apartment in
August, Mr. Spence frequently alluded to deep mysteries. “All this stuff
you’ve uncovered (involving call boys, bribery and the White House
tours), to be honest with you, is insignificant compared to other things
I’ve done. But I’m not going to tell you those things, and somehow the
world will carry on.” He also talked frequently of suicide, saying
repeatedly, “My life is over.” He reserved deep bitterness for
high-powered friends he said had forsaken him. “I’ve had the world at my
house, and now they don’t know who I am,” he said. “But they did come,
didn’t they?”” [311]

The scandal was first exposed in late June 1989 and
by November 1989 Spence had committed suicide. A serious investigation
never followed and all records pertaining to the case have been sealed
for many decades to come. One of the reporters involved in initially
braking the story explained he had been told that these records will
eventually be unsealed, but not before there’s “a cold day in hell”. [312]

Just as the 1986 Mirano scandal, the X-Dossiers contain
evidence that sexual blackmail operations, whoever is running them,
are not limited to the United States. In 1996, X1 reported how the same
activities had been going on in Brussels. Read and compare:

“Since I was 8 or 9
years old, Mitch [Nihoul] would often enough take me with him and give
me the assignment to hang around a certain customer. I liked doing that.
I enjoyed seeing them shamble around, their efforts to stay out of my
way unnoticed. I smiled when Mich asked me to stand next to a customer
to make a picture, and how the customer reluctantly smiled and put a
weak arm around my shoulder… The glances which were then exchanged
between the one taking the picture and the customer were priceless. The
customer knew he was trapped… In the night they had been the boss, now
they were prey… Too bad that most of them, once they knew they had
been trapped, went to experiment even more during the night…

In Brussels there was a villa in which a room was set up
with built-in cameras. Even in the 1970s these cameras were so discrete
that only the people who maintained them and the child- prostitutes knew
where they were located… Why did I had to get those guys clearly in
the picture, why was I supposed to get them to hit me and brutally rape
me? Why was ‘regular’ sex often not enough?… Blackmail, the word that
was never mentioned, I only started to really understand when I was
thirteen, fourteen years old…

“Contracts between the business milieu and the political
world, contracts between businessmen amongst each other, fraud with
subsidies or licenses, setting up fake firms, criminal contracts like
arms trade… everything was possible. And it always ended with sex and
children… Pictures were taken, in jest, to keep both parties to their
contracts… The men were brought to ideas by child pornography movies
that were played at parties… The pimps also had another tactic. They
invited a person who could be useful to them. They went to dine with
him, and took him – after he had been liquored up – to a ‘party’. Men
from the top layer of society are used to visiting or getting offered
prostitutes. They usually knew that something like this would follow,
and the prostitutes they would see upon entering would be slightly older
girls, between 16 [sexually mature in Belgium] and 18 years old. More
booze and cocaine would be supplied, for ambience. And only then the
‘prey’ would be taken to a room where a younger girl was waiting, like
me, then.

“Most men probably realized only afterwards in what kind of
hornet’s nest they now found themselves, but by then it was far too
late… Men were introduced to the network by colleagues, friends or
family members. Carefully or slowly, or briskly after a party. Step by
step customers, who first went to bed with me cautiously, were
stimulated to rougher sex. I was forced to help them with that… They
became complicit and at the same time their mutual connections became
tighter. Not one of these people was still inclined to sign contracts
with individuals outside the network. If that happened one could make
them pay dearly for that…”

To summarize, extreme sadomasochist (SM) obsessions
combined with blackmail appear to be the most obvious reasons for the
existence of the abuse networks. Judging by some of the names, the
extreme abuse almost seems like the ultimate admission test for some
aspect of what senior BCCI officials once termed “the black network”. [314]
Another frequently mentioned reason for the
existence and protection of these high level child abuse networks is
mind control research with a specific focus on Dissociative Identity
Disorder (DID). [315]
Back in the 1970s, the CIA’s past mind-control programs were exposed,
but apparently by that time the agency had already transferred these
programs to child abusing cults. [316]
Even if the research itself was not exported to other countries, it’s
still clear that X1’s pimp Tony knew exactly how to deal with X1 when
her dissociative identities began to manifest. Question is, who educated
November 2009 update: It might be interesting to read a newer ISGP’s article
that quite clearly traces the sexual entrapment operations in Belgium
to a CIA MK-ULTRA subproject – probably gotten out of hand – that began
in the mid 1950s.
More on the Satanic link and the biggest picture possible
Of course, the most controversial explanation for
the abuse has hardly been discussed yet: Satanism. Especially outside
Christian circles this highly foreign (and silly) topic is generally
associated with, if anything, fairytales from the US countryside and
maybe a handful of deranged teenage black metal fans. Satanism is a bit
more enigmatic than that, however. For starters, there have been a huge
amount of reports about Satanic and-or ritual abuse (the latter not
necessarily the same as Satanism) since the late 1970s in both the US
and UK. Going through newspaper archives will show that especially since
the late 1980s the accusations became epidemic with estimates that
anywhere between 10,000 to 20,000 survivors of such abuse were getting
treatment. [317]
As usual, the gatekeepers in the press and psychology community
refused to take the topic serious and soon came up with the accusation
that the therapists were the ones responsible for this “hysteria”.
Although reports never dried out, the media hardly addresses this issue
these days.
A German documentary, broadcasted on N24,
featured three victim-witnesses of a sexual abuse, snuff and ritual
abuse network (including candles, robes and cannibalistic practices)
that spanned the countries Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. One
of the victims (lower left) was found among the children in the
Zandvoort case and was recognized as a victim by the girl seen here in
the lower-right. The girl in the upper left remembered that her father
had visited Marc Dutroux on two separate occasions. Her account of
underground cellars where children were kept in cages, tortured and
killed may well have been true as all the entrances had recently been
bricked up and cemented. One witness had photographed these
underground cellars, but his files went missing after he gave them to
the police.
Besides the more well known LaVeyan Satanism, which
is a basic “spiritual” philosophy for the self-absorbed and mentally
disturbed, there’s also a more ritual-based Satanism, aka
Luciferianism, which is intrinsically linked to the numerous
ritual-based mystery cults of the ancient Middle-East and Europe.
Without going in the religious details, it’s possible that some of the
more abominable practices have survived, even if only used in a
practical (for recruiting) and symbolic way. Just remember Col. Aquino’s
Satanic hobbies or what DeCamp wrote about “Dr. Green” being
influenced by Cabalistic magic.
Luciferianism, a deceptive and dark form of gnosticism, can still be found in the Memphis Misraim Rite of Freemasonry (34º-99º) [318] and the even more low-profile Martinist and Synarchist Order. [319]
If these two organizations have any political influence is a good
question; as virtually nothing has been written on them we just don’t
know. It’s only because of the internet that a little bit of information
can be pieced together. So it appears that Licio Gelli, the former
notorious head of the fascist P2 lodge, is a 99º ‘grand hierophant’
and honorary international head of the Memphis Misraïm Rite in
Italy. [320]
In 2004, there were rumors in Spain that the newly nominated head of
the Guardia Civil (equivalent of the Belgian gendarmerie) was picked
because of his membership in the Martinist and Synarchist Order. [321]
Allegedly, the royal house of Serbia, which in 2004 hosted a meeting of
the private intelligence group Le Cercle, is also involved in Memphis
Misraim and Synarchism. [322]

This is about all the information available on membership in these
two gnostic organizations. It might be a coincidence, but Gelli [323], Arruche [324] and the royal Karageorgevitch family of Serbia [325]
appear to represent a distinctly extreme right-wing milieu, which has
not only been highlighted in this article, but also in the article on Le Cercle.
In Belgium this milieu has largely been represented by the Vatican and
US intelligence-linked right wing of the PSC, and coincidentally,
besides numerous accusations of child abuse against PSC members, some
have also been accused of ritual abuse and Satanism, albeit largely
through Opus Dei.

First up are the claims of Jacques Thoma, who once
was a treasurer of the PSC youth division. His boss was the notorious
CEPIC member Jean-Paul Dumont, the alleged child abuser. [326]
“Jacques Thoma was
at a restaurant with Sara de Wachter (01/10/55) when he broke down in
tears. He participated in 1985-86 in several satanic sessions close to

“He is very afraid. He was a treasurer of the youth section of
the PSC. He often met with Michel Dewolf, Philippe Sala and Jean-Paul
Dumont. They tried to direct Thoma toward Opus Dei what they considered
Nec Plus Ultra [Latin for “nothing further beyond”].

“Under the pretext of initiation tests for Opus Dei he was
brought to a Black Mass with sexual acts. He mentions the presence of
girls from a country in the East (13-14 years)… He was drugged before
being taken into a room with masked people who had dressed in black
robes. The participants drank blood. He was placed in the presence of a
naked little girl laying down on an altar – she had died.

“He encountered the grand master, Francois-Joseph, who told him
that he was a police informant and that he had to be careful…
Francois-Joseph is a notary implicated in the trafficking of girls for
prostitution from the East.

“He wanted to leave but was drugged again. He woke up the
following day in his car. He left the party [PSC] and made a declaration
to the BSR [Special Investigations Unit of the gendarmerie] in
Charleroi.” [327]

X4, who also claimed to have been taken to Satanist
black masses, fingered Paul Vanden Boeynants, Dumont’s boss, as a
violent abuser and added that Opus Dei members (like these) had
belonged to her most sadistic clique. [328]
Psychotherapist Pascal Willems had information on
another PSC member, Melchior Wathelet, who together with his mentor
Paul Vanden Boeynants was named by X1 as a child abuser. [329]
“Since 1992, Brassine was in contact
with Pascal Willems, a fellow-psychotherapist. Willems looked after two
children (8-10 years) who were victims of child molesters and
Satanists… The children would have participated in a combined feast
and orgy organized by Melchior Wathelet in a castle located in the
region of Verviers. The castle belongs to a private association.
Willems would be in the possession of an invitation… This [abuse] went
on until the children were put to death. The children came from a
children’s home with a complicit director.

“At the time, Willems spoke about the affair to the
adviser of the SAJ [Les Services de l’Aide à la Jeunesse, or youth
support] of Verviers, who told him to keep quiet. He has been
intimidated or has been threatened by telephone by the boss of the
judicial police in Verviers and by the advisor of the SAJ, and by an
anonymous person. Contact between Brassine and Willems in
October-November 1995 and at the end of 1996. Brassine speaks of it to
Denayer (judicial police in Namur). Following that, Willems was
threatened with “suicide” [by a superior of Mr. Denayer]… The 2 files
of the SAJ would have disappeared… Willems hid the relevant
documents in a safe place at this office…”

The last PSC member to be accused of “sectarian or satanic”
activities is Jean-Pierre Grafe. Until the early 1980s, Grafe used to
be a board member of CEPIC, alongside Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden
Boeynants, Jean-Paul Dumont and others. [331]
In 1982 and 1984, shortly after the demise of CEPIC, he was accused of
pedophilia and came under investigation. His brother, Jacques, was later
convicted for these facts and ended up in jail. [332] Besides the prominent but fraudulent Oliver Trusgnach case, there were other unreported charges of child abuse against Grafe. [333] As for the Satanist charges:
“Sectarian or satanic
activities at the Valmont castle in Merbes-Le-Chateau [Chateau de la
Roquette]. Owner of the chateau = Pierre Ferbus (07/01/42). Homosexual –
banker BBL [Banque Bruxelles Lambert]. Di Rupo and Graffe would have
been seen at these parties… A report of the Police of Lobbes [nearby
town, to the north] received the same information concerning
Jean-Pierre Graffe… A rapport of the BSR [Special Investigations Unit
of the Gendarmerie] in Thuin [another nearby town] contains approaching
As you can see, it’s not unreasonable to keep an
open mind that there could well exist a Satanic abuse cell somewhere
within the earlier-mentioned black network. Like with any intelligence
project, it would only be necessary for a few ritual and-or occult
practitioners of, for example the Memphis-Misraim rite or the Martinist
and Synarchist Order (or apparently Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta),
to be initiated into this black network while all the rest of the staff
and membership of these organizations would know little or nothing about
these depraved practices. As for Opus Dei and Knights of Malta, the P2
lodge affair provided evidence that at the highest level these two
Catholic organizations were in control, together with US intelligence. [335]
Update: In the past we took it a little further in
this section. We slowly found out, however, that the sources of this
information really weren’t reliable. And to be honest, we continue to
advise eveyone to remain skeptical of any claims about high level

Child Focus, or the European Center for
Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, was founded in 1998 by Daniel
Cardon de Lichtbuer and headed by this person ever since. In 2005, de
Lichtbuer became chairman of the International Centre for Missing and
Exploited Children (ICMEC), headquartered in Washington and founded in
1999. Who is this Lichtbuer? First of all, he is quite big in the
financial world, with former positions in Banque Bruxelles Lambert,
the Belgian Bankers’ Association, VP Bank Liechtenstein (with Nikolaus
von Liechtenstein), Thomas Cook Traveller Cheques and the European
Financial Marketing Association. He also has been executive president of
the aristocratic Europa Nostra. But things become really problematic
upon reading that de Lichtbuer is a member of the honorary committee of
Cercle de Lorraine, together with with Maurice Lippens and Etienne
Davignon. Equally worrying is his position as honorary executive
president of the Koninklijke Vereniging der Historische Woonsteden en
Tuinen van België, together with prince Alexander de Merode (former
chair) and Count Ghislain d’Ursel. Davignon used to be a board member
There’s another indication that de Lichtbuer might not be the
best choice for an anti- child abuse organization: 1998, Stef Janssens,
‘The names from the cover up’, p. 33: “In 1989, [Nicolas] de Kerchove d’Ousselghem
[Cercle Pinay; CEPIC; chef de cabinet of Vanden Boeynants; contact of VdB to the PIO intelligence organization] and Paul Vankerkhoven, CEPIC member and co-founder of Cercle des Nations [and WACL Belgium founder, as well as a Cercle Pinay visitor]
were employees of the magazine ‘Revue Belge’. This right-wing magazine
had as manager the present director of the Center for Missing Children
and former BBL-director Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer. What in itself is
not reprehensible, but does say something about the milieu in which the
present director of this Center was involved with.”
To clarify, that milieu appears to be the highest level child abuse milieu.
Clearly it’s possible with the Dutroux affair –
which ultimately has surprisingly little to do with Dutroux himself – to
take things as far as one wants. The one thing that is certain is that
Dutroux was not an exception in terms of sexual preferences and
brutality, even if, hypothetically, he wasn’t (loosely) attached to an
abuse network. The Belgian judiciary and press never wanted to hear
about networks and sabotaged and ridiculed anyone who tried to prove
the opposite. Ironically, especially in Britain the existence of these
networks, especially through the internet, has increasingly been
acknowledged. It’s also a fact that the Dutroux case was handled
entirely different in the British press than in most of the Belgian
press, showing just how easy it is to simulate objectivity. This does
not withstand that even though the British press occasionally prefers
to expose an overseas sexual abuse scandal, at least to some extent,
they are not always very good at doing the same thing in their own

In Belgium, at the very least the evidence seems to point to a loose
network of criminals, fascist militants, businessmen, law enforcement
officers and child abusers who frequently met one another in such clubs
as Les Atrebates, the Dolo, the Jonathan, Le Clin d’Oeil, the
Co-Cli-Co, Platos, Les Trois Canards, Coco Beach, Le Perroquet, the
Euro 92 bar in Tervueren or the prestigious Mirano. According to the
testimonies, child abuse was regularly going on in the private areas of
these clubs, or possibly after closing time, at certain evenings, or in
nearby apartments belonging to the club owner. Furthermore, X1 quite
convincingly pointed out that the hotel-villa of X1’s grandmother, one
of Annie Bouty’s homes, and the ASCO factory were other similar
“safe-houses” for various forms of child abuse. Other witnesses pointed
to a whole range of other villas, country houses and castles where abuse
parties had been held.

The problem with the above theory, of course, is that it’s
impossible for the mafia and a handful of mid- to higher level officials
to hide their involvement in all these dirty schemes. Highest level
cover in combination with the cooperation of the press is necessary to
facilitate a cover up of this magnitude. And coincidentally, with names
as Baron de Bonvoisin, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Etienne Davignon and
Maurice Lippens we have alleged abusers with endless connections in
intelligence and covert operations, the judiciary, law enforcement,
regular politics and the globalist elite. Within Belgium several of the
most senior judges, like Melchior Wathelet and Jean Depretre (not
counting Van Espen), were named as abusers, and coincidentally they
played crucial roles in earlier affairs where cover ups and
manipulations had been going on, like the Pink Ballets and the Gang of

Maybe it now becomes obvious why everything in the Dutroux dossier that pointed to a larger network just had to disappear. [336]
Belgium can easily handle the conviction of a Dutroux, or even a Nihoul
with all his political connections, but, as some have stated, it’s very
uncertain if Belgium would be able to handle the X-witnesses and the
chain reaction they would set in motion. Predictions that a full expose
of the X-testimonies would result in a break up of Belgium might not
be that much of an exaggeration, not to consider the international

But it’s only here that we are really out on a limb
for the first time in this article, because the X-witness testimonies
will not be known to the general public for a long time to come, and it
will take even longer before any investigations might be reopened.
More extensive articles: Belgium, France, Netherlands
*) PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “[X1] saw that Sandra sucked de Bonvoisin and that Wathelet raped Mieke”.
X1 accused Melchior Wathelet of being one of the more violent child
abusers at the ASCO factory, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and
Baron de Bonvoisin.
*) Also accused in PV 151.046, March 23, 1997: “Since
1992, Brassine was in contact with Pascal Willems, a
fellow-psychotherapist. Willems looked after two children (8-10 years)
who were victims of child molesters and Satanists… The children would
have participated in a combined feast and orgy organized by Melchior
Wathelet in a castle located in the region of Verviers. The castle
belongs to a private association.”
According to the PV (official
report), Willems was severely intimidated by the local head of the
judicial police and the advisor of its local youth support section. More
information in the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix.
1996, Fred
Vandenbussche (Het Volk journalist, one of the largest Belgian
newspapers), ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’ (‘Girls don’t just
disappear’), p. 32.
Ibid., pp. 68-69. This claim has been repeated in several newspapers, but in less detail.
June 21, 1999, The Financial Times, Television preview, Channel 4, 9:00: “[Dutroux]
boasted to his neighbor Claude Thirault of the ease with which children
could be abducted and then sold. While working on one of Dutroux’s four
properties in Charleroi, Thirault noticed two water tanks which had
been altered to allow access from below. When asked about these, Dutroux
baldly stated that he used them for hiding children before sending them
abroad. Thirault became an informer and shared all these facts with the
police, but they failed to act on these leads or pass on the
intelligence to other forces across the country. The police’s conduct
was marked by disastrous ineffectuality and incompetence.”
Het Volk, Dutroux case timeline: “June
17, 1995: The gendarmerie of Charleroi writes an official report about
an illegal modification to Dutroux’s home. It’s about the widening of a
basement hole where an air pipe sticks out from.”
*) 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, pp. 69-70.
*) Also documented in: May 18, 2004,
De Standaard (large newspaper), ‘Claude Thirault meldde
kelderwerken aan rijkswacht’ (‘Claude Thirault reported basement works
to gendarmerie’). Other sources generally summarize this aspect by
stating that Thirault tried to inform the gendarmerie about Marc Dutroux
since 1993.
1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, p. 71.
Ibid., p. 76
Ibid., p. 86: “In
turn those observations are just a joke, keeping in mind the status of
Dutroux as a suspect in a kidnapping case, which, we might assume, would
require some urgency for the victims. Six times in two months Dutroux
is shadowed, a total of about fifty hours, despite the use of
time-energy-saving time laps… That’s not even two percent of the total
observation period, and according to experienced police officers, so
ridiculously little that it was as good as useless.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 379-380: “Already
at the beginning of the investigation Tony V. [X1’s pimp] had been
shadowed by the SIE [Diana Group]. That happened in the old-fashioned
way. He was followed by agents in plain clothes from nine in the morning
to ten in the evening. The first shadow operation happened between 18
and 20 October 1996, the day of the White March – what would have been
about the worst possible moment to catch a pedophile in the act… At
the Neufchateau cell the same question arose as after the observations
of Marc Dutroux during the secret Othello operation: Why did they
already call it a day at 10 o’clock in the evening?”
*) 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, pp. 88-89:
“Operation Othello was not the only source which could have
put the judiciary of Charleroi on the right trail of the child
kidnapper. Early October 1996 – almost three months after the
disappearance of Julie and Melissa and several weeks after the
disappearance of An and Eefje – the justice department of Charleroi
receives an anonymous letter in the mail, addressed to ‘an examining
magistrate’. The author warns for the strange habits of one Marc
Dutroux… The neighbors complain about the annoying nightly activities
of Dutroux. During the day the doors and windows of the house are never
opened, the windows on the first floor always remain sealed with black
plastic sheets, as if something is being hidden, in the garden hundreds
of used car tires are stored. On top of that, the neighbors report to
have noticed two ‘young girls of sixteen or eighteen years old’ in the
backyard, who apparently remain in the house but don’t belong in the
neighborhood and never appear on the streets during daylight… The
author of the letter is later identified as Jeanine Lauwens, the mother
of Marc Dutroux… [long explanation about how this information was
handled by the justice department]… But no bells start to ring.
Dutroux is not brought in connection with An and Eefje. And the letter
of his mother is not even added to the already thick dossier of
Operation Othello… In any case, the information from Operation Othello
is kept indoors. Charleroi would never inform the district attorney’s
offices who struggle with the investigation into the missing girls.
Liege/Luik (Julie and Melissa) and Brugge (An and Eefje) get nothing
from Charleroi.”
*) Nov 17, 1996, the Sunday Times, ‘Women dote on Belgian paedophile; Murder’:
“It is a sentiment shared by Dutroux’s own mother, Jeanine Lauwens who,
it has emerged, wrote in vain to the police warning them about her son
long before he was arrested. “I knew he could not be trusted,” she said
*) 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, p. 42: “The
basement under the home of Dutroux-Martin has the shape of an
upside-down L, what clearly deviates from the rectangle living room on
top. That shape has to have been noticed immediately by the detectives
who searched the basement – and they would have to have wondered what
was hidden behind those angular extra walls. The basement of a rental
apartment maybe? Not a chance, because the home next to house 128 at
route de Philippe-ville is a garage, without a basement entrance. Also
the wood- and plasterwork of that peculiar part in the basement differs
from the other walls, which are bare and consist of very old bricks with
mortar crumbling from the moister. But the walls which Dutroux has
built in the basement and after which the cell bunker is hidden, have
been carefully finished with plastic panels… Did nobody ask why those
two basement walls had been so carefully maintained while the rest
looked so old? One tap with the finger against the plasterwork would
have been sufficient to hear the sound of a hollow space. Those sound
totally different than a tap on the other, solid basement walls…”
*) March 31, 2004, Het Nieuwsblad (same as Het Volk),
‘Slotenmaker: ‘Ik hoorde twee kleine meisjes’; Slotenmaker spreekt
theorie van rijkswachter Michaux tegen’ (‘Locksmith: ‘I heard two little
girls’; locksmith contradicts the theory of gendarme officer Michaux’):
“[Father of Julie Lejeune:] But the wall which hid the cage had been
freshly painted. White. The rest of the basement was an unimaginable
mess, you said yourself. That would have to have been noticed?” –
[Michaux:] ‘I didn’t think of that, Mr. Lejeune. Really. Renovation was
going on everywhere in that house. It was a dump, really. I am sure –
if I had entered again today and would hear the same thing [children’s
voices] – that I still wouldn’t find the cage.'”
March 31,
2004, Het Nieuwsblad (same as Het Volk), ‘Slotenmaker: ‘Ik hoorde twee
kleine meisjes”; Slotenmaker spreekt theorie van rijkswachter Michaux
tegen (‘Locksmith: ‘I heard two little girls’; locksmith contradicts the
theory of gendarme officer Michaux’): “[Lejeune testified:] I
remember almost nothing of the house search, except one thing: when I
went down with Rene Michaux and handed him a searchlight, we both
clearly heard two children’s voices. Of two little girls. One said three
or four words, the other briefly answered; one word of one syllable. It
lasted a few seconds. At that moment, a colleague of Michaux came
running down the stairs making a lot of noise. Michaux shouted:
“Tais-toi – Silence!” We heard nothing after that anymore.”
Michaux stated that they heard no voices, only a short murmur.
1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, p. 43: “With
his wife Louisa he [the father of Julie] went into the basement, the
hell in which his daughter died, had himself locked into the concrete
dungeon, sighed and spoke without raising his voice. ‘And from outside
the dungeon Louisa understood every word.'”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 72: “On
December 6, 1995 Marc Dutroux is arrested. He stays in the prison of
Jamioulx until March 20. It is the time of the house searches of BOB
officers Rene Michaux in the Marcinelle home. He hears children’s voices
there, but ignores them. He confiscates a video there on December 13,
1995, marked ‘Perdu de Vue, Marc’. He also finds chains, locks and keys
– apparently stuff with whom he chained down An and Eefje. A speculum, a
small bottle of vaginal cream, chloroform… More than three years
after the facts it also turns out that Michaux confiscated a videotape
on which Dutroux had taped himself working on his basement and raping a
Czech girl.”

*) May 5, 2002, The Observer, ‘Review: Investigation: Belgium’s silent heart of darkness’: “He
found a speculum on the floor which he lifted, handled and returned to
Dutroux’s wife without forensic analysis. They found films which went
undeveloped and videos which they didn’t watch. Had they done so, they
would have seen Dutroux building the dungeon.”
*) February 21, 2004, The Daily Mail, ‘Devil of the dungeon’: They
found a speculum – a medical instrument used for vaginal examinations –
but accepted that it belonged to Dutroux’s wife. They found videos
marked ‘Laurel and Hardy’ and ‘Disney’, which they did not bother to
play. Had they done so, they would have seen Dutroux raping his victims.

*) 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, p. 38: “[Laetitia]
is able to explain quite clearly how she has been abused, how Dutroux
abused her and how camera shots had been made of that. That didn’t
really surprise the detectives. They found piles of videotapes at
Dutroux’s where, cleverly between Tom and Jerry and Laurel and Hardy,
several minutes of hardcore child pornography was hidden… again and
again with that same Marc Dutroux in the leading role: naked, busy
sexually molesting sleeping or unconscious girls. The children, not more
than about ten different [ones]… are impossible or hard to recognize,
but it’s certain that neither Laetitia, nor Sabine, nor Julie, nor
Melissa, nor An, nor Eefje can be found in those videos. If recordings
have been made of Laetitia, as she stated herself, then where are they?”
The whole story is documented in:
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 124-126.
*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge (used to be editor-in-chief of the
weekly magazine Solidair), ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het
proces-Dutroux’ (‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’),
pp. 137-138.
Most of the story can be found in the ‘investigators‘ appendix.
January 18,
1997 note from officer Theo Vandyck (Nathalie W.’s first primary
interviewers) that was incorporated in the X-Dossier.
May 11, 2004, Het Volk, ‘Rene Michaux has to testify again’: “[Bourlet:]
“Sabine and Laetitia have spent 48 hours too long in the cage in
Marcinelle. Their suffering could have been two days shorter. Why?
That’s what I’ve been asking myself in the past eight years…
Why didn’t Michaux find the letters of Sabine which she had hidden under the carpet?” Michaux reacted by saying: “I was searching for Laetitia, not for some letters. I sure wouldn’t have found Laetitia under the carpet.””
April 7,
2004, Herwig Lerouge en Axel Bernard for Solidaire, ‘Proces
Dutroux-Nihoul; Aarlen en Brussel, een wereld van verschil’
(‘Dutroux-Nihoul trial; Aarlen and Brussels, a world of difference’).
This article talks about how Michaux, who headed both the late 1995 and
August 1996 searches of Dutroux’s homes, appears to have made numerous
procedural mistakes and how most of his statements on the videos he
found contradict each other.
*) August 25, 1996, The Observer, ‘The Child Abusers’: “Hundreds
of videos of children being abused have been found at one of the
houses. Marc Dutroux is taking part in sex with children in some the
videos, and they are being studied to see if the children can be also

*) August 27, 1996, The Times, ‘Police link murdered girl to child-sex case’: “Police
have seized more than 300 video tapes, featuring Dutroux and others in
sexual acts with children. Michel Bourlet, the chief prosecutor, has
promised to book all adults appearing in them, provided, he said, “that I
am allowed to”.”
*) 1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’, p. 114: “… detectives who have to go through the nearly 5000 confiscated videos to identify faces of victims and abusers.”
*) October 17, 1996, The Independent, ‘Belgian protest goes on despite justice promise’: “”Everything
is being done to pursue the investigation,” he [justice minister
Stefaan De Clerck] said, adding that 350 people are now working full
time on the case sifting through 5,000 videos of child pornography for
incriminating evidence.”
350 people working on the Dutroux case is a
fact, but it seems that the 5,000 videos is something that was added by
The Independent, assuming this was an already confirmed fact.
*) October 21, 1996, The Daily Mail, ‘A human tide on the turn against evil’: “That
extraordinary decision, compounded by the initially inept
investigation, has fueled suspicion of a cover-up to protect VIPs
reported to feature in some of the 5,000 child sex videos seized at
Dutroux’s house… A recent opinion poll revealed that 95 per cent of
Belgians believed that prominent politicians and police were involved in
the paedophile ring.”
*) November 10, 1996, The Mail on Sunday, ‘The grief that turned to rage’: “As
the bewildered Belgians tried to make sense of what was going on,
incredible rumours began circulating that Dutroux might have been
protected in some way, that he had friends in high places. Pornographic
videos taken from his home were said to feature prominent individuals,
one a senior member of the Roman Catholic church. It almost defied
belief. Who would protect a psychopath, other than people with something
truly terrible to hide?… ‘It is quite obvious,’ said Katarin de
Clercq, Belgian co-ordinator of the pressure group End Child
Prostitution Abduction and Trafficking, ‘that some people were
protecting Dutroux. The government tried to convince us that he was a
lone serial killer and psychopath, but now we hear stories about unnamed
famous personalities being involved in sex orgies and blackmail and
pornographic video tapes. People feel that something is completely wrong
here and we have to show we will not tolerate it.'”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 95: “After
the Dutroux affair broke there was speculation for weeks about videos
and pictures that would have been found in his homes. Ultimately it
would turn out that nothing of this was true.”
A simple statement maybe, but if there was any truth to the
previous statements about the 300 to 5,000 videos these authors
undoubtedly would have found out details about it.
April 7,
2004, Herwig Lerouge en Axel Bernard for Solidaire, ‘Proces
Dutroux-Nihoul; Aarlen en Brussel, een wereld van verschil’
(‘Dutroux-Nihoul trial; Aarlen and Brussels, a world of difference’): “We
still don’t know how many videos there were. On March 20, 1996,
everything is given back to the lawyer of Dutroux. To this day the
confiscated videos of Operation Othello remain a total mystery. Why did
the gendarme leadership want those videos at any cost? Why did Dutroux
get them back? Have copies been made? What has happened with these? How
did commandant Schot knew there were porn scenes on them? They weren’t
even used to advance the investigation.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 93-113.
It took 11 days for Nihoul to come up with an alibi for August
9, 1996 the day Laetitia was kidnapped and Nihoul was assumed to have
been seen in Bertrix. The alibi was provided by, of all people, the
lawyer Michel Vander Elst. Vander Elst was a visitor of the Dolo and had
once been convicted for having provided false alibis for members of the
Haemers Gang, after they had kidnapped Paul Vanden Boeynants.
Initially, Vander Elst was named as one of the masterminds of the
kidnapping after investigators had found out that the kidnappers had
been in continuous contact with Vander Elst. Vander Elst was named by X1
as among those involved in sadistic games with young girls and as
someone who visited the ASCO torture factory. Vander Elst was a regular
advisor to the BVBA Audio Corporation since 1992, which has been linked
to pedophilic practices. Additionally, manager of the BVBA Audio
Corporation was Joseph Schulman, whose brother Charles was married to
the sister of Bernard Weinstein. Nihoul’s alibi for August 9 was largely
confirmed although participants of an evening barbecue which Nihoul
attended couldn’t get their story straight. One of the inconsistencies
was that Vander Elst claimed that Nihoul came with Bouty, while all
others claimed that Nihoul came with Marleen De Cockere. It was only in
mid-1997 that a breakthrough was forced. Michel Bourlet was contacted by
family V., which had seen Nihoul in Bertrix where Laetitia was
kidnapped, and had to hear how this family wanted to withdraw their
testimonies after having been intimidated over a period of many months.
The family (again) mentioned how they were sure that they had seen
Nihoul and how they later that day attended an evening market. That last
remark prompted Bourlet to launch an inquiry into the date when this
evening market had been organized, something which the original
interviewers of the family somehow didn’t think of (they just told the
family it had indeed been organized on August 9). It turned out that the
evening market had been organized on August 8 and that this was the
date the family had seen Nihoul at the swimming pool in Bertrix where
Laetitia would be kidnapped the next day. The details the family gave
about the evening market proved they had been there. The family was
shown car wrecks for Dutroux’s garden and they picked out the Renault
Trafic that they had seen on the parking lot of the swimming pool where
Laetitia was kidnapped the next day. It was the same Renault Trafic that
other witnesses had pointed out as having seen in Bertrix on August 8
and 9 with Dutroux in or next to it.
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 111-112:
“That small inattentiveness of the gendarme officer has far-reaching
consequences for the Nihoul dossier. The whole investigation around the
alibi of of Nihoul, now for August 8, has to be entirely redone one year
after the facts. Family V. will we heard a total of eleven times.
What they exactly did that day, who they saw… [They had been standing
face to face with Nihoul, Dutroux and Lelievre at the Bertrix swimming
pool for at least half an hour the day before the kidnapping of Laetitia
after having visited this same swimming pool] Inquires are made at the
police of Bouillon. That of the porch-merchant is accurate. The three
family members again are shown a series of pictures of the cars and
wrecks from the backyard of Dutroux. They pick out the Renault Trafic
of Dutroux – he had two of them – which they had been looking at
[because it was such a wreck and had been planning to buy a new car] on
the parking lot of the swimming pool. It is the same car as the student
pointed out. In addition to the Flemish family seven others testified in
Bertrix that they had seen Nihoul in Bertrix. Some spoke about August
8, others were in doubt about the exact day. Miss M.H. is sure that she
had seen Nihoul the evening before the kidnapping on the
Croix-Mauray-square in Bertrix. A young female cook of the near bye
camping has seen Nihoul just past midnight standing on the side of the
road, next to the parked van of Dutroux. ‘Our working day was over, I
drove home with a group of friends’, she told. ‘We were near Herbeumont,
near Bertrix. That’s where that van was. We slowed down, because it
seemed as if they had car trouble. That’s why I could take a good look
at the people who were standing next to it. About one of them I’m sure.
That was Nihoul. I remember this so well, because soon after the
disappearance of Laetitia the gendarmerie stopped by the camping to ask a
few question.'”
*) January 18, 2003, Het Niewsblad, ‘Dutroux, Lelièvre en Martin naar assisen’ (‘Dutroux, Lelièvre and Martin to assizes’): “Some
witnesses claimed to have seen Nihoul at the swimming pool of Bertrix
the day before the kidnapping of Laetitia. The council chamber is of the
opinion ‘that the witness testimonies lack any coherence’. [which is
ridiculous to say the least]
2004, Herwig
Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The
Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’), pp. 62-63. Cites PV
2.557, August 29, 1996.
Ibid., pp. 60-61. Cites PV 2.739, October 9, 1996, part 2688 (apparently not taken up in leaked Dutroux dossier summary).
Ibid., pp. 72-73. Cites PV 100.223, August 19, 1996 and PV 100.241, August 22, 1996.
Ibid., p. 62. Cites PV 2.557, August 29, 1996.
June 22, 2004, Planet Internet News (Netherlands), ‘Dutroux krijgt levenslang en tbs’ (‘Dutroux gets life and tbs’): “Michel
Nihoul got five years for drug smuggle and trafficking in women,
instead of the requested ten years. His defence pleaded that Nihoul was
only guilty of the drug offences, gangsterism and trade in humans.”

Nihoul has been convicted so many times for financial fraud that it
apparently wasn’t even interesting enough to repeat it in this article.

*) April 16, 2007, Gazet van Antwerpen (Gazette of Antwerp),
‘Nihoul wil namen noemen die ‘gecensureerd’ zijn’ (‘Nihoul wants to name
names that are ‘censored”): “On June 22, 2004, Nihoul was sentenced
by the court of assizes of Aarlen. He was found guilty of leading a
gang of criminals involved in trade in drugs, cars, identity papers and
humans. He was acquitted of facts that pertain to the kidnapping of
children. He was released on probation on April 26, 2006.”
June 17, 2004, Planet Internet News (Netherlands), ‘Dutroux schuldig aan drie moorden’ (‘Dutroux guilty of three murders’): “The
jury was divided over the question if businessman Michel Nihoul is
guilty of kidnapping. But Dutroux’s co-defendant Michel Nihoul,
according to the court of Aarlen, is not guilty or an accomplice in the
kidnapping, rape or murder of the girls. That is what the three judges
ultimately have decided. The judges had to decide on that, because the
twelve members of the jury declared him guilty with a minimal majority
of seven to five. In these instances Belgian law states that the judges
have to decide. The possible involvement of Nihoul in the kidnappings
really was the key question in the Dutroux trial. Because he now has not
been found guilty, there really isn’t any evidence for the theory that
has been going round in Belgium that there were larger networks of
pedophiles behind the kidnappings of the girls.”
[Yes, a rather bizarre statement]
*) July 3,
2004, De Morgen (Belgian newspaper), ‘Tien redenen voor een
proces-Dutroux-bis’ (‘Ten reasons for another Dutroux trial’):
“The jury has judged that Nihoul was a member of the
Nihoul-Dutroux- Lelievre gang which was active in human- and drug trade,
car swindle and fake identities. His claim that he would have
infiltrated the Dutroux gang as a police informant is not being
believed… Seven of the twelve jurors are convinced of the involvement
of Dutroux in the kidnappings [of Dutroux’s victims]. Such a vote is
only normal, as against the numerous witness testimonies, suspicious
transactions or physical- and phone contacts, Nihoul only countered with
lies, also at the trial. The professional judges have saved Nihoul.
That has been confirmed by the jurors. The jury did not pass on the hot
potato of the question of guilt of Nihoul to the professional
magistrates. “It was a real vote”, multiple jurors say to De Morgen,
“and this was the result. We thought: the court will follow the
majority. But that’s exactly what it didn’t do. That was a shock to many
of us. That’s not what we expected.” All questions about ties between
Dutroux and a possible organized form of child trade and -abuse remain
open. We still don’t know what happened to Julie and Melissa. For seven
year Langlois has hold on to the thesis that they died from starvation
during the jail sentence of Dutroux in late 1995, early 1996. At the
trial this version turns out to be untenable. Even the nutrition expert,
who wrote a report at his [Langlois’] orders, says that. But what did
happen?… We know nothing about it. Because Langlois wasn’t even
willing to identify the DNA of more than twenty unknown individuals who
had been in the basement of Dutroux, just as the sperm of an unknown
individual which had been mixed in with material belonging to Julie. He
didn’t want to compare that DNA with a number of known pedophiles, in
part from Nihoul’s circle of acquaintances… Langlois wanted to get
everything out of the picture which wouldn’t lead to the lonesome
pervert… He has refused to take up in the dossier the official reports
dealing with the connections of Nihoul to organized crime. Supposedly
because they didn’t have anything to do with the kidnappings. Five heads
of investigation came to complain at the trial: Langlois had forbidden
them to look into the milieu of organized crime, neither around Nihoul,
nor the mafia in Charleroi. Within the federal police there still is a
gendarme hierarchy active, which allows the officers to put pressure on
their subordinates. To this day, ex-gendarme officers, under the
watchful eye of their former superiors, come to give false testimonies,
even under oath. Examining magistrate Tollebeek, tasked with the
investigation into the kidnapping of Sabine, confirmed that, just as
honorary prosecutor Poncelet of Mons.”
*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop
in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux
trial’), p. 209: “Langlois doesn’t exactly know who did what. He
never clarified the circumstances in which Julie and Melissa were
kidnapped, raped and murdered. He doesn’t know when, why, by whom, or on
whose account this has happened. He doesn’t how it is possible that the
two girls survived in the basement of Dutroux for 106 days, in the
absence of their kidnapper.”
Also, don’t forget note 25, about Nihoul having been spotted at Laetitia’s kidnapping site.
individual stories of these victims have largely been written down in
the 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’. Certain details in the biography are
referenced in the appendixes or later on in the article.
That’s the
basic story one gets when reading through reports of children being
abused in networks. In most cases involving children born in the West
the abuse starts at home, which of course includes foster homes (can’t
really vouch for the second and third world).
December 13, 1987, Syracuse Herald Journal (based on an AP
story), ”Blaming the devil’ hurts prosecution of child abuse cases’: “The
federally funded American Humane Association in Denver says 113,000
child molestations vere reported nationwide in 1985, the last year for
which statistics were compiled. That figure is up from 100,000 reported
cases in 1984… In 75 percent of reported cases, abuse comes from
within the family, [AHA spokeswoman Katie] Bond said…”
*) Rape, Abuse & Incest
National Network (RAINN) website, statistics section, information based
on the 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey from the Bureau of
Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice: “Contrary to the
belief that rapists are hiding in the bushes or in the shadows of the
parking garage, almost two-thirds of all rapes were committed by someone
who is known to the victim. 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a
non-stranger — 38% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the
victim, 28% were an intimate and 7% were another relative.”
A major clue
is the regular references to high society figures able to stay out of
sight in the wake of a major child abuse scandal. Examples:
*) The Dutroux case is a pretty clear example in which all
leads to a larger network surrounding Dutroux and Lelievre were ignored.

*) June 6, 1996, The Guardian, ‘True scandal of the child abusers’: “From
East Belfast’s Kincora Boys’ Home, via Leicestershire, Staffordshire
and London, to the children’s homes of Clwyd, we have witnessed 25 years
of cover-up. Cover-up, not to protect the innocent but to protect the
regularly named elements of the British establishment who surface
whenever widespread evidence of child abuse is exposed. From the public
schools right through to the Catholic and Anglican churches, child abuse
has been allowed a special place of sanctuary… Social workers,
police, security services, local and national political figures remain
the common factors in the fall-out from the [child abuse] inquiries…
In case after case the cycle is described – a child is ‘taken into
care’, then abused in a home, handed on to an outside paedophile ring
and out on to the rent-boy/prostitution circuit beyond, if they live
that long… Journalists find themselves battling first with authority,
then with the libel laws, to publish the truth about a vast web of

*) June 3, 2003, The Guardian, ‘Toulouse officials ordered
murder, says serial killer’ (longer extracts can be found in the column
on the left): “Alègre [a jailed serial killer], a policeman’s son,
organised the city’s prostitution business, providing under-age girls
for sadomasochistic orgies at a courthouse in the city and at a chateau
owned by the town council.”

*) July 21, 2004, The Daily Mail, ‘Was Jo killed by a sex
cult? For 14 years Leeds student Joanna Parrish’s murder in France has
been unsolved. Now the arrest of a serial killer poses the chilling
question: was she murdered by a cabal of high powered men obsessed with
rape and torture?’ (longer extracts can be found in the column on the
left): “The case for the conspiracy theorists was further
strengthened in 1984 when a horribly mutilated woman escaped from a
house in a village close to Auxerre and led police to a cellar where she
and two others had been imprisoned for up to three months and subjected
to appalling abuse. A list of 50 people, rumoured to include several
French ‘notables’ who had paid various rates to torture and abuse the
women, was discovered by police. It would later go missing from a
courtroom in Auxerre, and only Claude Dunand, a factory worker and his
wife, Monique – who both lived in the house – were jailed.”

*) April 25, 2005, Time Magazine – Europe, ‘ A Town Called
Angers; How one community in rural France is coping with allegations of
systematic sexual abuse of children’: “Police are still searching for
a group of men, who the children say arrived at Franck V.’s apartment
in suits and ties, with their faces hidden behind masks — a striking
contrast to the largely uneducated, unemployed defendants who fill the
courtroom in rumpled sweatshirts and scuffed sneakers. Franck V.’s
lawyer Pascal Rouiller says he is convinced the men were part of a
sophisticated network of pedophiles who tapped into Angers’ underbelly
as word of the prostitution ring spread. They brought in customers who
“had money, made appointments, and were punctual,” Rouiller says. One
man paid €458 for one sexual assault on a child, and Franck V.’s wife,
Patricia, regularly took in about €1,200 a month. “Franck had telephone
calls from the whole of France,” says Rouiller. “He’s a poor miserable
man with no intelligence. He had no reason to have contact with people
in Montpellier or Lille.” Much like the pedophilia scandal that rocked
Belgium in 1996, Angers is awash in suspicions that a wider ring of
wealthy customers was among the child rapists, and is still at large.”
We could see
examples of this in the Franklin case, the Mirano case (VM1) while X1
also discussed this subject extensively. Additionally, take this report
from England: April 1, 1990, Sunday Times, ‘Satanic ring forces families
to suffer from a hell on earth; Sexual abuse’: “At the age of eight,
Kevin’s father had introduced him to a group of men who performed
rituals involving sexual and sadistic acts. He talked about watching
pornographic videos and being made to take part in them. He said he had
been drugged and that, on occasions, animals were sacrificed he had been
warned that a similar fate awaited him if he ever told anyone what was
happening. Charlie named 20 other children who were sometimes present.
He also named some of the adults, giving a list which included a teacher
from his own school. By the time Charlie revealed this to his mother he
was 11 years old and deeply involved so much so that he had become a
recruiter, bringing in other children in exchange for money.”
Discussed in detail by X1.
Trying to get new children to voluntarily have homosexual sex is very popular (“You’re a big girl now, don’t be childish”,
etc.), just as overwhelming young, extremely neglected children (like
X1) with presents and attention, soon followed by the abuser sexually
touching the victim. If the child allows the touching, i.e.
“volunteers” (after given a few hints by the abuser, thinks: “this person is so good to me, why am I so childish or selfish to refuse him something as simple as sex?”),
the game continues with regular beatings for “underperforming” with
accusations that as worthless the child already is, he or she can’t even
satisfy the one person who truly “loves” him or her.
There are several variations, but this is approximately how
the initial psychological game works. Often, in later stages everything
is just about avoiding the pain or not having to deal with the guilt of
someone else being tortured for the mistakes you made. Depends on the
type of network a child ends up in. In case of X1, a pretty
sophisticated one.
*) First of all, there are a few problems with classifying “abducted” children. A number of questions that could be asked:
– How often has a child gone missing before? Is the child just
running away again? Did it voluntarily go to a particular person or
group who might have persuaded it?
– How long should the child be missing before it’s added it to
‘missing persons’ statistics? (about 90% of children reported missing
resurface within 72 hours; only about 2-3 percent are long term missing
children (gone for over a month) or children who were found dead)
– In case the child is found dead,
was it really kidnapped or just simply murdered?
– Was the child abused and maybe often taken places against
her will by a network only to be returned later on? (apparently very
common, judging from statements of children who ended up in sexual abuse
*) However, just because it can be challenging to categorize
missing persons, the authorities apparently are not interested in doing
so. As with Belgium, Britain also doesn’t have a (reliable)
centralized database on missing children.
October 31, 2001, The Daily Mail, ‘How 100,000 children go missing every year’: “A
child goes missing in Britain every five minutes, according to a report
today. Some 100,000 children disappear every year, says the study by
the charity Parents and Abducted Children Together. It warns that the
figure, based on police reports, may even be an underestimate because
there are no reliable national statistics on the issue. The charity is
pressing the Government to set up a department within the Home Office to
centralise information on missing children and develop a national
policy on the problem. Alternatively, it wants a national information
and help centre devoted solely to the disappearance of youngsters who
have run away, been ‘thrown away’ by their families or who have been
abducted by a parent or a stranger. While the majority of the
youngsters are eventually found and reunited with their families, they
are at risk while missing, said the charity’s founder Lady Meyer. She
said it was an ‘absolute scandal’ there were no nationally gathered
statistics on missing children. ‘Without reliable data, we cannot know
the nature of the problem, which makes it impossible to create policies
to protect our children. ‘It is shocking that in this country we have
statistics for the number of dogs that go missing every year but not for
the number of children who go missing. ‘One estimate, which we gathered
from reports made to police, is that 100,000 children go missing each
year but the problem could be much bigger than that.’… Lady Meyer
said: ‘We need to follow the example of the U.S., which conducted a
study in 1990. ‘Because they have detailed statistics on how many
children go missing and why, the U.S. government has been able to
develop policies to protect youngsters.’ [do they?]”
*) There’s another reason, of course, for unreliable
statistics and that is complicity of Justice officials in these child
abuse networks. The Veronique Dubrulle case, described by X1, seems to
one example in which a girl’s death from sexual- and other physical
abuse was labeled by complicit doctors as a “natural” (chronic disease).
The same thing appears to have happened in the following case:
June 3, 2003, The Guardian, ‘Toulouse officials ordered murder, says serial killer’: “Alègre,
a policeman’s son, organised the city’s prostitution business,
providing under-age girls for sadomasochistic orgies at a courthouse in
the city and at a chateau owned by the town council. In a letter from
his cell sent to TV presenter Karl Zero at the weekend, Alègre said that
the former prostitutes, known as Patricia and Fanny, were telling the
truth about the murders of two other prostitutes which they had
witnessed but which he had previously denied… A vice squad detective
allegedly assured Alègre, who worked in the police canteen, that [one
of] the murder[s] would be classified as suicide…”
March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’: “Between
1973 and 1996, 43 children have disappeared without a trace in Belgium,
and sometimes were found back murdered; disappearances and murders
which have never been solved.”
*) August 26,
2006, Daily Telegraph, ‘How Natascha was robbed of her childhood’ (this
report is apparently referring to alleged long term kidnappings for
sexual abuse): “Every year, thousands of children go missing without
trace – 200 of them in Austria alone, a staggering 1,850 in Italy. In
Belgium, where Marc Dutroux abducted and killed four female victims,
1,022 disappear annually; and in Britain, around 400. Experts fear that
hundreds are being held in private prisons.”

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 373: “On
February 13, 1997, Bille writes to all the district attorney’s offices
in the country, with the simple question of how many unsolved murders
(or disappearances) there have been on persons younger than 30 years
old… Eight district attorney’s offices will simply leave the letter
unanswered: Antwerp, Mechelen, Turnhout, Tongeren, Liege, Leuven,
Charleroi and Namen… This is the whole of answers, late April 1997
[only one taken up here]… Brussels: 51 murders since 1991 and 3.000
disappearances, among them 1.300 minors… How broad the interpretation
abilities of the magistrates can be, shows from the results coming from
Brussels [which is many, many times higher than the other cities, even
when taking into account the size of the population]… At a certain
point in Brussels, by way of silent protest – ‘Our resources are too
limited’ – dozens of old dossiers are reopened and normal daily
activities are almost ceased. By way of demonstrating, the district
attorney’s office appears to benefit from interpretating a question
about missing persons as maximalistic as possible. Still, this fact –
1,300 missing children in Brussels – suddenly makes the fax of X1 a lot
less insane.”
*) July 1, 2001, The Independent on Sunday, ‘An invisible death’: “Why
do some children who are killed become media icons, while others are
forgotten or ignored? For a story to catch on, it seems, it has to echo
some deep-seated fear [abduction by strangers]… Child homicide is
something which most of us would rather not think about, but it happens
every week. In the six months from June to November last year – the
months surrounding the deaths of Sarah Payne and Gwen Clapperton’s
daughter, Daniella Hurst – around 50 children in the UK were murdered,
unlawfully killed or died in circumstances which subsequently required
special investigation (a Part 8 Case Review) or will be the subject of a
trial in the coming months. In July and August 2000 alone, there were
over 20 cases of child murder or manslaughter. A handful of these cases
had their brief moment of infamy – a photo, a headline with the word
“tragedy” – but it’s unlikely that you’ve heard of more than a couple .
They’re too mundane, too ordinary, to command attention.”

In a few other articles in British newspapers it was reported
that many cases of child deaths involving (sexual) abuse were not
classified as such, because doctors and social workers usually want to
be 200 percent sure before they dare to bring up this extremely touchy
subject. There also were sporadic examples of past murders on street
children (a favorite target of abuse networks) going completely
December 15, 2002, The Observer, ‘Dispatches: There are certain rules in the missing persons game’: “It
is unlikely you have ever heard of Hannah Williams: the discovery of
her body merited only a few lines in the ‘news in brief’ columns of the
newspapers. There were appeals in the local paper, but for a long time
it was thought that Hannah had simply run away and would probably come
back. Somehow, the national media just never got hooked on the case.
There are all sorts of reasons for this, many of them wrapped up in
issues about class – Hannah just wasn’t the right sort of missing girl
to grab the public’s attention. Her mum was a single parent and Hannah
had gone missing before. Police in London are already overwhelmed with
missing runaways from broken homes. The search for Hannah wasn’t helped
either by a positive sighting by a friend, who said that Hannah was
still alive long after she had probably been killed. In recent years,
missing persons have become a commodity to be weighed up and assessed
for their media potential and police officers have begun to talk about
them as such…
Hannah Williams wasn’t the only one to be forgotten. There
has been no national media campaign about Daniel Nolan, a 14-year-old
who went missing on New Year’s Day 2002 from the seaside town of Hamble,
in Hampshire… His fishing gear was found where he had left it, but
Daniel had disappeared. He was described by his parents as a mature and
responsible boy whose disappearance was completely out of character. On
the surface, it seems Daniel was equally as worthy of attention as Milly
Dowler, but didn’t get it because of his gender.
Christine and Peter Boxall know this all too well. Their
son, Lee, was 15 when he went missing on the way to a football match in
south London in September 1988. He was one of the first cases to be
taken up by the Missing Persons Bureau, as it was then. There have been
no sightings in 14 years, despite numerous local appeals. His father
said: ‘I often think if it had been our daughter it may well have been
very different. Even today, boys of 15 rarely get publicity because boys
can look after themselves, can’t they?’
There are certain rules in the missing persons game. Don’t
be a boy, don’t be working class, don’t be black. As for persistent
runaways, children in care or teenagers with drug problems. . . forget
it. Milly Dowler was the perfect missing person: a beaming photogenic
angel from a comfortable, middle-class home… One spokeswoman from the
southeast London police area who dealt with the Hannah Williams case
told me that her mother ‘wasn’t really press- conference material’ and
that the girl’s background made it difficult to build a campaign around
In the 1980s
in the United States talk about MPD (DID) became almost immediately
synonymous with ritual abuse and Satanism. Examples are the McMartin-,
Jonestown-, Aquino-, Franklin-, Finders-, Children of God-, and numerous
other, smaller cases. Also in the early Dutroux dossier there are
several examples of victims claiming that MPD is deliberately created
and maintained in victims, and again this is tied to ritual abuse and
usually Satanism.
February 2003, Merck website, ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder’
The False
Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) was founded in 1992, several years
after a wave of reports in the United States and Britain about
large-scale child abuse, ritual abuse and Satanism. The main founders,
Pamela and Peter Freyd, were accused by their daughter, a Ph.D. in
psychology working at a prestigious psychology institute, of child
abuse. She also claimed her father had been abused himself as a child.
The FMSF publishes a newsletter. Certain members of the FMSF are
consulted by newspapers to “objectify” stories of child abuse while
others make their living by defending individuals accused of child abuse
around the country. The FMSF is closely linked to certain organized
skeptics organizations as CSICOP.
A summary can be found in False Memory Syndrome Foundation appendix.
A lot of the intelligence/mind control information has come from Dr.
Colin A. Ross, M.D., who received many FOIA documents pertaining to US
government mind control research.
Juni 1998, Harald Merckelbach for Skepter, edition 11, ‘Opkomst en ondergang van Getuige X1’ (‘Rise and downfall of X1’).
Of course, the whole tone of the article is condescending and
“sceptic” from the very first sentence and a number of disinformation
arguments are featured: the Oliver Trusgnach case (name spelled wrongly
as Trusnach), the fact that X1 was forced to participate in the abuse
and murder (although Merckelbach forgets to clearly mention X1 was
coerced and that this is a very common tactic), examples that De Baets
manipulated (all proven false two years after this article appeared) or
arguing that media sensation was the cause of X1 initially being taken
seriously by some of the newspapers. As expected, X1’s psychological
disorder is exploited as much as possible (X1 “suddenly remembered” all
kinds of details about her past with the “help” of psychiatrist) and the
old criticism on the ultra-right is just a conspiracy theory. There are
other exploits used by Merckelbach, but you get the point.
February 2003, Merck website, ‘Dissociative Identity Disorder’
1998, Regina
Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for
perpetrators – The testimony of X1’), p. 299: “This book first began
to take form in July 1988, when for the first time I wrote down in a
notebook with pencil my memories and nightmares. I found out that I had
different styles of handwriting, and that each of those handwritings
belonged to very distinct parts of ´me´. That was very frightening, even
more so because I often couldn´t remember what I had written down, and
when I reread the pages I stumbled across long-repressed memories. I
hadn’t really forgotten the facts, they had only been distributed over
different personalities, each with its own traumas… In a timeframe of
six weeks I wrote down large parts of the book that ultimately would end
up with the BOB…”

As for the alters having the same age as when they were created, see the quote belonging to reference 52.
Ibid., pp. 122-123.
Ibid. Described in various locations in the book.
Ibid., pp. 250-251
Ibid., pp. 206-207
Ibid. Also all over the official testimonies of different X witnesses.
Ibid. Also all over the official testimonies of different X witnesses.
Ibid., pp. 145-146
PV 116.990, November 13, 1996, summary of an interview with X1: “Weinstein had brought a snake that one used on Christine and X1…” PV 116.990, November 18, 1996, summary of an interview with X1: “Bouty is going to look for a snake… Weinstein brought the snake.”
DVD 3 of the leaked and digitalized Dutroux dossier, files 47073774-1 to 4. These files have not been assigned a file number.
PV 118.869, November 20, 1996.
See ‘the accused
appendix for more information on the Dolo, which has been discussed in
books as ‘The X-Dossiers’ and ‘The Nihoul Dossier’ and named by
victim-witnesses as X1, X2 and Nathalie W. There’s a lot of direct
(testimonial) evidence and circumstantial evidence about a paedophile
network having surrounded Nihoul and various visitors of the Dolo.
Example: 2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul’, pp. 123-124 (PV 22.820, October 11, 1996): “I
brought Mr. Nihoul to Etterbeek to a house in the Atrebatenstreet. He
invited me out to the first floor because he only wanted to pay inside.
When I came in, there were three girls of twelve, thirteen years, almost
without clothes, only in a nightgown. I saw they were very young
because they didn’t have any pubic hair. Two of them were foreign, the
third I don’t know. In the room there also were two men, dressed. Nihoul
forced me to take off my clothes and when I refused he threw me out
with my shirt and my coat… it certainly was Nihoul… I am also
certain that it was the house in the Atrebatenstreet [Les Atrebates
2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul’, pp. 125-126: “According
to Max, Doudou was a contact of an ex-teacher of the Adolphe
Max-atheneum. Doudou and the teacher ‘made paedophile videos’, he
claimed. He would have heard Doudou and Nihoul repeatedly talk ‘about
cages for children, to make them suffer, and about videos imported from
the United States on which black children were tortured before being
burned in the cage. That was some time in 1992-’93’. ‘Dolores Bara knows
all about it’, he added to that. Has this been checked out? An
anonymous letter to the King’s prosecutor Bourlet confirms that
‘Vanhuyneghem often went to Thailand and said you could find boys
there.” ‘I know that Nihoul is not a paedophile’, says Max. He is a
notorious gangster, without morals, who can be bought for little. He
even says that ‘Nihoul has learned to kidnap children, to earn money’.
He even tried it in the Dolo, but Forgeot [co-owner of the Dolo] said:
‘That’s not the way you do that’.”
Originally from PV 116.166, December 19, 1996.
*) October 2, 1975, Long Beach Press-Telegram, ‘Porno death films probed’
*) October 2, 1975, Vermont Bennington Banner – ‘Death on porno film not fake’
*) October 2, 1975, Winnipeg Free Press, ‘Film called ultimate obscenity’
*) October 3, 1975, Charleston Daily Mail, ‘Actress actually murdered’
*) October 4, 1975, The Post Crescent, ‘Sex-death films believed produced in Argentina’
October 2, 1975, Long Beach Press-Telegram, ‘Porno death films probed: “…
the films, which Horman said were made in South America, possibly
Argentina… One film was reported to show sex acts between an actress
and one or more actors. Then, according to the reports, a knife is
produced and the actress, unaware of the true nature of her role, is
stabbed to death and dismembered.”
*) Questioning of Jean-Paul Raemaekers during his 1995 trial: “-
Why did you tape those [rape] scenes? – You could earn a lot of money
doing that. You could also exchange those videos. – With who? – That
happened within a large paedophile network that is active in Belgium,
the Netherlands and Germany. I myself was only a small link. – Who were
the others? – I do not wish to testify about that.”

Two other examples of talk about
a network and the swapping of pictures, video and children:
*) August 19, 1996, The Times, ‘Belgian case throws light on global scourge; Murder’: “In
Britain alone police estimate that there are 200 paedophile rings that
allow people to swap child pornography and even children… Within the
rings, paedophiles exchange photographs, contact magazines and
addresses. Chief Superintendent Brian Mackenzie, president of the Police
Superintendents’ Association, said yesterday: “They operate like any
other special interest group. Networks and rings form by word of mouth.
“Individuals will exchange pornography and quite often they will pass
compliant juveniles between groups. The whole thing spreads out and it
is difficult for the police to break down.” The networks can be very
complex and in one case children who had run away from homes had been
lured to London by a “safe” name and address, forced into a paedophile
ring and, as they got older, were made to abuse recent arrivals. The aim
was to turn the children into perpetrators, making it less likely that
they would complain to the police… Children have been kidnapped by
paedophile rings who make and sell videos featuring child sex abuse.”

*) January 19, 2002, The Independent, ‘In Foreign Parts: Seaside town slowly reveals its macabre secrets’: “The
little girl [allegedly] was brought by a distinguished-looking Belgian
in his 50s to the apartment of Thierry D, a brutal man in his 30s who
collected human skulls and allegedly belonged to a large paedophile sex
network… The evidence, including detailed statements by children,
suggests that Thierry and Myriam D, and other impoverished parents, sold
their children’s services to wealthier people, including the bailiff, a
shopkeeper to whom they owed money and the 64-year-old priest. All are
among those arrested. This allegedly developed into organised sex
parties with children in a farm house near Ypres in Belgium. The
sessions were filmed for sale as videos by a French man and his son, who
owned a clandestine video business in Ostend.”
July 29, 1990, Sunday Times, ‘Teenager ‘confessed’ to filming snuff movie’
July 9, 1989, Sunday Times, ‘Rape expert: the witness they never call; Ray Wyre’: “What
Wyre knows about the distorted male mind is not pleasant. He learnt
most, he says, from the four months he spent on a Churchill Fellowship
in the United States with the FBI, studying the treatment of rapists and
murderers and their victims. From that experience, he can say that he
has seen everything including films of killings and mutilations which
the murderers themselves took. Most of us, he says, are quite unaware of
what actually is done to victims; we are protected from the horrible
truth by the limits of what is printable.”
False [Abuse] Allegations Action Scotland: “Wyre’s
opinions were further questioned regarding snuff videos. He is quoted
as having viewed snuff films first hand in America. Apparently however,
when contacted, he denied having seen one, and claimed that what he saw
was instead a sophisticated simulation. Though he insists that the FBI
did have such films in their possession and claimed that they were
available in England, both the FBI and Scotland Yard dispute this.”
April 8, 1997, The Toronto Star, ‘Film alleges pedophiles killed boys’: “Dutch
police will be among the television viewers today of a British
documentary that reports a pedophile ring in Amsterdam and nearby
Hoofddorp videotaped the snuff deaths of homeless boys. It’s not the
first time Dutch police have heard the allegation, but investigations in
1990 and 1993 yielded no concrete result.”
April 6, 1997, The Mail on Sunday, ‘Briton hunted over ‘snuff movies”: “A
British man is being hunted in connection with the suspected killing of
young boys for so-called ‘snuff movies’… Detectives, who identified
John from pornographic videos seized in raids on the homes of sex
offenders, were already searching for him… Three of the men have
independently claimed direct knowledge of the production of paedophile
‘snuff’ movies, but all deny involvement. One told police that he saw
five videos in which boys died after being sexually abused. He has
identified a house in Hoofdorp, near Amsterdam, where he says some of
the videos were made and has led police to a lake where he says he was
told the bodies of the five boys were dumped.”
April 8, 1997, The Toronto Star, ‘Film alleges pedophiles killed boys’: “The
British newspaper The Guardian on Saturday detailed one video known as
the Bjorn Tape, allegedly made in Amsterdam in 1990, which begins with a
man entering a room carrying the limp figure of a young boy, his hands
tied and his head covered with a hood.”
Judging by the description
of this movie, it could easily have been faked. It was later reported by
British and Dutch sources that the boy in the tape was found alive.
June 29, 1997, Mail on Sunday, ‘Outrage as snuff film pervert is free early’: “The
release of 32-year-old Warwick Spinks, who claims to have been involved
in the murder of several children while making ‘snuff’ movies, has
raised a storm of protest… It was a lurid confession from Spinks in an
ITV documentary last April that sparked an investigation into the
making of `snuff’ movies in the Dutch town of Hoofddorp. In a
conversation recorded by undercover police in Amsterdam, Spinks offered
to supply a video in which a 10-year-old boy was killed, and said an
associate had seen a boy die during the making of another film. Scotland
Yard and Dutch police launched an inquiry which failed to find any
evidence, but they are furious that Spinks, whose seven-year sentence
was reduced to five on appeal, is being released so soon… Spinks was
convicted of abducting a child, taking indecent photographs and a
serious sexual assault in Feb-ruary 1995. His 14-year-old victim,
described by Spinks as a rent-boy, had been on the run from a children’s
home in the North of England. Judge John Gower QC said Spinks had
picked up the boy before taking a number of indecent photos during a gay
sex session. Spinks later drugged his victim and took him to Amsterdam
where he was sold to a homo-sexual brothel.”
November 27,
2000, The Guardian, ”Britain’s paedophiles: When sex abuse can lead to
murder: Award-winning journalist Nick Davies concludes a series looking
at the evils of paedophilia by confronting the grim mysteries of snuff
movies: Today: The Amsterdam connection’
September 28,
2000, Aftonbladet (Sweden), ‘Pedofil-företag mördade barn inför kamera’
(‘Pedophile company murdered children in front of camera’): “The
Pedophile network had branched out over the whole world. But the center
was located in Murmansk, in North Russia… At the same time it is
revealed that several large financial companies are involved…”
October 1, 2000, The Observer, ‘Special Investigation: British link to ‘snuff’ videos’
September 28,
2000, Aftonbladet (Sweden), ‘Pedofil-företag mördade barn inför kamera’
(‘Pedophile company murdered children in front of camera’): “The
Pedophile network had branched out over the whole world. But the center
was located in Murmansk, in North Russia… At the same time it is
revealed that several large financial companies are involved… The
Russian bosses in the organization so far revealed are these three:
Dmitri Kuznetsov, 31, was arrested in Moscow in February, but was
released shortly thereafter after the Russian parliament passed an
amnesty law to reduce the number of internees. Valeri Ivanov, the one
who is now in prison and who, himself, appears in many recordings where
he torments young children. Andrej Valeri Minaev, formerly of the Soviet
military, is the official owner of a company that primarily distributes
TV video cassettes. He was also released after the amnesty… More
than 1700 persons are suspected of having bought child pornography over
the Internet…Eight of the arrested yesterday are Italians, but one is a
Russian citizen. Of the Italians, one is a civil servant within the
health care ministry, married without children. Another is a business
leader, and a third is a civil servant in Milano. Irreproachable
citizens whom no one would suspect… The pictures are unbearable for
normal people to watch. Here are prolonged rape sequences with children
begging to be spared. They are abused until they faint. Then they are
murdered before the cameras… Yes, there are even scenes of actual
autopsies on young people… In the ‘product catalog’ of the pedophiles
were pictures of a 10-year-old girl who had been killed by hanging. A
five-year-old girl with a grimace of pain as she is raped. An adult is
killed by gradual crushing. The worst images are labeled ‘necros pedo’
and showed children being killed during abuse. Such cassettes sold for
(US) $20,000. The arrested persons had specifically asked for assurances
that the children actually were killed and that it was not simulated by
trick photography… The scandal dominated the magazines and broadcasts
on Thursday, after broadcasts with child pornographic pictures had been
shown on TV during prime time. The opposition immediately demanded that
the manager (Mr. Rais) of the state-owned TV company be dismissed. The
matter was discussed in the chamber of deputies. ”
What has
happened is absolutely unforgivable,” said the leader of the opposition
and the media boss Silvio Berlusconi, whose TV station chose not to show
the images, according to Reuters. The newspaper La Republica devoted
three pages to the operation, which has international branches. In an
editorial, the competitor Corriere della Serra wrote that the extent of
the affair is horrifying. “We could never have imagined that thousands
of wealthy, cultivated people in the midst of society are taking
pleasure in watching small children being tortured and killed.” The
special division of the police in Neapel for Internet-related crimes
said that about 600 homes were searched in morning raids on Wednesday.
According to the police, the key persons are three Russians who have
kidnapped children from orphanages, amusement parks and [city] parks.
Thereafter, the children were filmed as they were subjected to severe
sexual abuse.”
October 1, 2000, Associated Press, ‘Director Quits Over Child Porn’: “The
news director of Italian state television’s primary station resigned
Sunday, taking the blame for allowing graphic images of child
pornography to air in a prime-time report. The broadcast, seen by more
than 7 million people, stunned the country. In the ensuing uproar,
RAI-TV came under attack from the Vatican, the Parliament, the
president, the prime minister, politicians on both the left and the
right, family and child advocates and a host other news organizations.”

There were no details on what was actually shown, but it’s hard to
imagine actual uncensored snuff or hard rape extracts were aired.
I have not
been able to find any news reports while going through the archives of
many hundreds of US newspapers, including the New York Times and
Washington Post. At the very least, the Russian pedophile and snuff ring
has been severely underreported in the US.
There were
reports about the Morkhoven Workgroup’s discovery in German, Dutch,
Belgian, British and possibly other newspapers. Following is an excerpt
from a British newspaper:
July 18, 1998, The Independent, ‘Dutch porn ring exploited two-year-olds’: “Dutch
Police were investigating allegations yesterday that an international
child pornography ring exploited toddlers as young as two and
distributed their images worldwide via the Internet… The inquiry
follows a report by a Belgian anti-[child]pornography group, Morkhoven,
that it found thousands of computer discs in a flat in the Dutch seaside
town of Zandvoort. The discs were loaded with pornographic pictures of
children, the Dutch current affairs television programme NOVA reported.
Morkhoven showed some of the images to the programme makers, who decided
they were too disturbing to broadcast. A spokeswoman for NOVA said that
the correspondent responsible for the report was in contact with the
Dutch police, and added that all the alleged evidence was with
Morkhoven… But the Berliner Morgenpost which has closely followed the
case, reported in April about accusations of sloppy work by German and
Dutch police. After much public outcry, Berlin prosecutors met in late
April with Marcel Vervloesem, a private detective with Morkhoven. Mr
Vervloesem said he gave the police extensive evidence and the names of
two previously unknown suspects.”
September 13,
1998, The Independent, ‘No kind of hero; Marcel Vervloesem claims he
cracked a child pornography ring. But should we believe him?’: “Ulrich
says he’ll give Vervloesem more material when he gets back to Holland –
he’s got a secret store under the floorboards in his living room…
Later he [Vervloesem] informs the police about the secret stash and on
28 June they return to the flat, carry out a thorough search, and find
computer records under the floorboards, including a list of 300 names
which is said to amount to an international Who’s Who of suspected
paedophiles. It includes Warwick Spinks, who was released from prison in
Britain last July after being convicted of drugging and kidnapping a
14-year-old boy, and is now believed to be in Prague, and Lothar
Gandolf, a notorious German paedophile.”
Ibid. 1)
Zandvoort is near Hoofddorp and Amsterdam 2) Warwick Spinks allegedly
was deeply involved in the British-Amsterdam abuse and snuff network.
Ibid. The Lothar Gandolf connection. Hoogwaardigheidsbekelders.
*) February 9, 2003,, ‘Van Estoril naar Zandvoort’ (‘From Estoril to Zandvoort’): “[Manuel
Schadwald] would have worked for a while in a Rotterdam boys brothel of
the now in Schiedam-living Lothar Gandolf, who also made “his” pupils
available to all kinds of escort services. Not seldom to so-called men
of standing.”
*) 2005, Werkgroep Morkhoven (their translation): “Native
from Thüringen in Germany, he had a perfect landing place between the
Polish border and Holland. He soon collected enough funds to purchase
his first brothel, and settled in Rotterdam. Lothar developed a concept
of child prostitution with triple convolution: he supplied customers of
sadists and he resold the children according to their endurance, either
with his fellow-members, or to the producers of pornographic imageries.
It required an important bearing, which made the fortune of the
children’s frontier runners and filled the “softer” brothels at the less
risk for their directors. “When one arrives at the Polish border”, he
said, “You just have to release the child before the bridge, ask him to
cross by foot and collect him after the boarder”. Three children had
succeeded to runaway from his brothel in 1993. At the police station as
they were shown pictures, they had recognized Manuel Schadwald; 11 years
old Berliner a whom, according to the German authorities, had runaway.
Thus began an operation widespread in Europe and which consisted in
finding the customers before saving the children. Three officers
reported to have seen Lothar with a boy they believed to be Manuel but
they had not intervened, as they were afraid to “endanger the
operation”. It took another eighteen months of tortures, rapes and
kidnapping of runaway children, before the Dutch police released around
fifty of them from Lothar’ brothel. Manuel was no more among them.”
January 29, 2005, Jan Boeykens (chair of the Morkhoven Workgroup) in an article published on Indymedia: “It
is possible that the Kennemerland police blocked the investigation,
because at the time a videotape was found in the flat of Ulrich on
which S., a contact of the Dutch royal house, could be seen. According
to Bart van W. of ‘Kleintje Muurkrant’ S. also appeared in a case in
which certain judicial people were involved with children. The
information from this story closely matches with the things the
Morkhoven Workgroup already found out in this area.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 390:
“Only several years later it turns out that one floor above the cafe
the post office box of a Dutch porn company is located. A completely
innocent company, Antwerp detectives will conclude one year later. What
they apparently don’t know is that the name of the company later appears
in the personal agenda of Robby van der Plancken, the Belgian who was
brought in connection with the murder of his friend Gerrie Ulrich in the
summer of 1998. In Holland this murder leads to the Zandvoort-scandal.
In the apartment of a until then purportedly respectable citizen the
police discovered more than 50,000 computer images of the most terrible
forms of child abuse. Among the cd-roms of Ulrich there also are forms
to ‘order’ children – baby’s also, but in that case it’s a bit more
expensive. In the forms it is specified what the ‘customer’ can do with
the child, how far he can go… In the Zandvoort-dossier there also are
payment orders showing that Ulrich until just before his death
regularly deposited large sums of money in the accounts of the porn
company above cafe Les Routiers.”
May 3, 2004,
Jan Boeykens for Werkgroep Morkhoven, ‘Foto’s Dutroux-slachtoffers in
The Sprout’ (‘Pictures Dutroux-victims in The Sprout’)
Also: April 19, 2004, Morkhoven Workgroup, ‘The Sprout’:
“Several years ago a Belgian and a European member of
Parliament could see a similar movie at the home of Marcel Vervloesem of
the Morkhoven Workgroup. On the video one could see how a crying four
year old girl was raped in the doctor’s cabinet by a criminal dressed as
a doctor, while a 12 year old girl had to play nurse and came in with
the necessary instruments on a platter… The videos are very expensive
(up to 30,000 euros a piece) and primarily find their way to
pedocriminal networks.”
Details on the intimidation and “accident” of Gina Pardaens-Bernaer can be found in the following books:
– 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’
– 2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het
proces-Dutroux’ (‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’)
– 2004, Douglas De Coninck, ‘Dode Getuigen – Dertig mensen die
niet zullen spreken op het proces Dutroux’ (‘Dead witnesses – Thirty
people who will not speak at the Dutroux trial’)
*) Of course, the Morkhoven Workgroup has also discussed Pardaens’ intimidation and death in detail.
Ibid. More details can be found in ‘the apparently assassinated‘ appendix.
2004, Herwig
Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The
Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’), p. 192. According the
author, Jean Denis Lejeune made this comment on ZDF (German) television
on January 30, 2001. It appears to be a reference to the deaths of
Francois Reyskens (1995) and Bruno Tagliaferro (1995) and his wife
(1998). This comment is entirely plausible, because on other occasions
the parents of Julie have claimed there’s a cover up in the Dutroux
See ‘the accused‘ appendix for a number of quotes, including the sources.
child support institutions have tried to make estimates, there are no
really reliable numbers on children being kidnapped or killed by
individual pedophiles and networks. Of the hundreds of thousands of
reported missing children in the West each year, only a small percentage
is found dead or will go permanently missing. Still, this number
amounts to thousands, and with so many child deaths’ mislabeled and
unreported, the existence of large abuse networks, including many
temporary kidnappings, is entirely possible. In addition to the reports
below, also take a look at references 38 and 41.
*) July 1, 2001, The Independent, ‘An invisible death’: “In
the six months from June to November last year – the months surrounding
the deaths of Sarah Payne and Gwen Clapperton’s daughter, Daniella
Hurst – around 50 children in the UK were murdered, unlawfully killed or
died in circumstances which subsequently required special investigation
(a Part 8 Case Review) or will be the subject of a trial in the coming
months. In July and August 2000 alone, there were over 20 cases of child
murder or manslaughter. A handful of these cases had their brief moment
of infamy – a photo, a headline with the word “tragedy” – but it’s
unlikely that you’ve heard of more than a couple . They’re too mundane,
too ordinary, to command attention.”

*) December 29, 2002, Sun-Sentinel: “Social workers cannot
say how many of the youngsters who have slipped from their care have
ended up dead. However, a national missing children’s clearinghouse says
1,500 bodies of unidentified children lie in morgues or unmarked
graves, many of whom, experts say, were likely foster children. Another
400 children nationwide, including some missing from state custody, have
been gone for decades, raising fears that they, too, are dead.
Deaths of missing children are difficult to count for a
number of reasons. Overburdened police and social workers say they don’t
have time to round up runaways, caseworkers do not always file missing
person reports when foster children disappear, privacy laws keep details
of the children’s deaths secret, computer and medical problems can
thwart police and medical examiners working on missing children cases.”

*) 2006, Child Welfare Information Gateway, ‘Child Abuse and
Neglect Fatalities: Statistics and Interventions’ (US numbers): “The
National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) reported an
estimated 1,490 child fatalities in 2004… Many researchers and
practitioners believe child fatalities due to abuse and neglect are
still underreported. Studies in Colorado and North Carolina have
estimated that as many as 50 to 60 percent of child deaths resulting
from abuse or neglect are not recorded as such.”
*) August 26, 2006, Daily Telegraph, ‘How Natascha was robbed
of her childhood’ (this report is apparently referring to alleged long
term kidnappings for sexual abuse): “Every year, thousands of
children go missing without trace – 200 of them in Austria alone, a
staggering 1,850 in Italy. In Belgium, where Marc Dutroux abducted and
killed four female victims, 1,022 disappear annually; and in Britain,
around 400. Experts fear that hundreds are being held in private

Additionally, an example of a (thwarted) plan to temporarily
kidnap, abuse and torture a young girl, and record this on video (for
*) May 16, 2007, VRT Nieuws, ‘Parket rolt net op tijd
pedofielenbende op’ (‘District attorney’s office arrests a pedophile
gang just in time):
“The Belgian and French police have arrested four
pedophiles who in our country wanted to kidnap an underaged girl to
sexually abuse her, the district attorney’s office confirmed. Four
Frenchmen, three men and a woman, had built a cage in an abandoned
company building near Rouen to lock up the girl. Next to the cage a
camera stood ready, just as sadomasochist attributes. The suspects also
had a van with fake license plates.”
1993, Jean-Pierre van Rossem, ‘Hoe kom ik van de ground?’ (‘How do I get off the ground?’), p. 131
Ibid., pp. 138-140
Following are
two brief examples of senior executives of Scotland Yard, Interpol and
Europol being aware of the existence of large paedophile networks.
*) August 25, 1996, The Observer, ‘The Child Abusers:
Paedophilia is not the preserve of a few sick individuals. It’s a
billion dollar business’: “Bjorn Eriksson of Interpol believes there
are 30,000 paedophiles organised in groups throughout Europe. Many are
linked through the Internet, others are on the mailing-lists of
pornographic magazines. Some are undoubtedly guilty of the kidnap, trade
and murder of children. Scotland Yard’s National Criminal Intelligence
Service has a database of between 3,000 and 4,000 convicted or suspected
paedophiles, many of whom will be part of the wider European network.”

*) Europol: May 15, 2003, The Times, ‘Head jailed over internet paedophile ring’: “The
head teacher of a Roman Catholic boys’ school who was a member of an
international internet paedophile ring was jailed for more than five
years yesterday… When the network was broken up in an operation
involving the FBI, US Customs and Europol, police uncovered thousands of
images described as the “worst type ever seen by the investigating
officers”. More than 80 children from around the world have been
identified as victims of abuse as a result of the material, but many
more remain unknown.”
*) PV 119.244, December 27, 1997
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 371-372
*) PV 116.020, October 28, 1996.
*) PV 151.511, May 14, 1997: “X1 signals that VdBogaert,
Vander Elst, Bouty, Nihoul, Bert (Albert & Joost) and Emile
Dellaert were present at the murder of Véronique Dubrulle. According
to X1, the father is aware of the facts. Jacques Dubrulle is famous
in the cinema milieu of Flanders.”
PV 116.026, November 13, 1996, ‘Observation – Rape of X1 by Dr. de Schrijver’: “Drs.
de Schrijver and Waele signed the death certificate of Veronique
Dubrulle (PV 116.020 rape and murder of Veronique)… Boss of UCO =
Hanet… Description of the rape of X1 by only Schrijver when she was 14
years old (1983). Schrijver also raped Clo and Samy on other
occasions. He participated in partouzes at the boss of UCO. Waele
never raped her – he took girls of 7-8 years.”
PV 116.019, October 28, 1996, summary of claims made by X1: “Clo would have passed away between June and December ’83.”
January 8,
1998, Annemie Bulté and Douglas de Coninck for De Morgen (large Belgian
newspaper), ‘The girl who gave birth in secret’ (translated to English
by someone from the Radical party website, and-or possibly the authors):
“Thanks to research carried out at “Clo’s” school, the BSR
investigators managed to guess who she was. After that, BSR officers
Patrick De Baets and Philippe Hupez showed XI a series of class photos
from the year 1981-82. XI not only pointed to the photos of Carine
Dellaert, but also to another photo. According to XI, it was V. (she
gave her first name). She added: “They killed her, too. Clo told me that
she was called V.” During questioning on 25 October, statement no.
116.018, XI said: “This happened in a house in Ghent. Clo was there, too
[…] They tortured her with knives and scissors. Someone broke a bottle
and rubbed the fragments into her vagina. Then they cut her in various
places with razor-blades.” After this session of questioning, they no
longer knew where they were at the 3rd Criminal Research Section. From a
series of twenty photos, XI had managed to pick out two girls who had
died shortly afterwards. After further research, the investigators not
only came across the old file on the murder of Carine Dellaert, but also
information concerning the second young girl. She was, in fact, called
V., and had died in the middle of 1983 in Ghent. As regards the list of
people present according to XI, some of the details were remarkable. As
well as Michel Nihoul and a woman who was arrested in the Dutroux case,
XI named her procurer T., the lawyer and the burgomaster mentioned
above, and a businessman from western Flanders and his son. XI could not
establish any links between all these people, except the fact that she
had met them on various occasions at orgies. The investigators carried
out research which showed that all the people present had professional
links of one sort or another, links that were not apparent at first
sight. The name of the man she indicated as Clo’s “procurer” was also
remarkable. He had already appeared as a suspect in the old file at the
Ghent Public prosecutor’s department. The man was known to the police
for a series of sexual crimes.”
*) March 11, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part I’
*) On Laminaria: Medilator company information: “There are
two techniques currently in use for dilation of the cervix, laminaria
and Hegar rods. The laminaria (seaweed) technique involves insertion of a
dry rod into the cervix. Contact with body fluids causes the laminaria
to swell ensuing dilatation of the cervical canal.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 170: “Apparently
because a row had arisen about the fact that he had taken all her
belongings, Emile Dellaert later brought back one of the closets of his
daughter to the mother. To her great astonishment she noticed there was
maternity clothing in it.”
March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’, at about 24:30
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, 493-494: “In
his official report first sergeant Jan Vincent of the BOB Gent
extensively mentions the small wall that clearly isn’t there. That it’s
about a bungalow surrounded by a garden, that he has to acknowledge. X1
also talked about ‘some sort of artificial pond, but not a natural
pond, a fairly square thing’. That pond, she noted, went around the
bungalow like a moat. About the house she said: ‘Yes, such a square
thing, a kind of brick. With a small fountain.’ Vincent has to admit
that the pond is there, but then – we cite literally: ‘This moat has
more of a natural than an artificial look. The water certainly is not a
square thing and bricks or a fountain are nowhere to be found.’ Strange
is that. One inspector says white, the other one says black. What do we
do then? We went to take a look ourselves, of course. What turns out?
The house in Waarschoot is mostly surrounded by a pond which is as
square as square can be. Because of the sprouting of trees and bushes,
bumps can be found in the straight line that was intended during
construction, but if you keep in mind that X1 said that she had been
here in 1983, it is hard not to conclude that the moat then must have
formed a perfect square. The house, as any passer-by can determine,
certainly has been built with bricks. And what is that there in middle
of the garden, right in front of the front door? A fountain! At least a 3
feet high fountain. It might not be a real fountain – no water is
coming out – but a white garden sculpture that can even be seen from 100
yards away can impossibly be seen as something else than a fountain.”

February 25, 2004, Herwig Lerouge and Vinciane Convens, Solidaire, interview with Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck: “We
were sued several times. Gendarme officer Vincent of the CBO in Gent
was one of them. He for instance allowed that an investigation that had
been opened in response to testimonies of Regina Louf, was closed.
According to him, the house that Regina Louf described did not match at
all the house he had visited himself. Regina described an artificial
pond and he said it was a natural pond and that the description of
Regina therefore was not accurate. In the end, the court decided in our
favor and said that our investigation was better than his. That is
written black on white. We proved that the house Regina Louf described
indeed matches the house that he visited. We even found back the plans
for the construction of the artificial pond.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 435:
“Also in the Waarschoot-passage the re-readers alter reality. They
state that the house in Waarschoot in 1982 was inhabited ‘by persons who
have nothing to do with the dossier’. Strange. Anyone who knows the
dossier a little, knows that the house next door in the early 1980s was
inhabited by the parents of… witness X4.”
These details
are largely described in the book ‘The X-Dossiers’ and followed up upon
by the Zembla X-dossiers investigation in part II.
See the ‘the victim-witnesses‘ appendix for biographies on Gerard Cok and Charles Geerts.
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 501-502: “Let’s
call her Fanny V. It took us two phone calls to find her. Few have
known Carine Dellaert as well as she did. They were classmates in the
school years 1977-78 and 1978-79 in the town school Gezusters Loveling
in the Van Hulthemstraat in Gent. ‘We became friends in sixth grade’,
Fanny says. ‘I was eleven or twelve then, Carine thirteen, I believe.
What I can tell you, dates from that period.’ Fanny has to chuckle when
she hears about the conclusions of the District Attorney’s office in
Gent. In the official reports it is reported that her friend was a
hardworking pupil which never had any troubles at home. ‘In any case she
was a year older than the rest of the class’, Fanny says. ‘She already
had failed one of the lower classes. I looked up to her a lot. I was
still a child, she a real woman. She was physically and mentally so much
stronger than we. When my mother heard that she had become my best
friend, she went to complain about that with the school’s management.
Because I had said to my mother that Carine regularly had sex with her
father and also with other men.
‘No, Carine was not happy, not at
all. On the playground we sometimes sat silently next to each other the
whole time. I felt she was suffering immensely under the situation. She
wanted to run away from home, she often spoke about that: “Run away, far
away from here.” ‘She told me that she had to sleep with many men…
As far as Fanny remembered, Carine Dellaert told her that this
primarily happened at her home. I was still a child, didn’t understand
anything and didn’t ask more questions. What I do remember is that her
mother knew nothing about this. I used to ask that all the time: and how
about your mother, what does she think? She’s always gone, she said…
‘ After
the lower school, in 1979, Fanny V. lost contact with Carine Dellaert.
‘I never saw her again.’ She [Fanny] went to another school and got to
know other people there. One of them – we are not making this up – was
Regina Louf. ‘Regina talked to almost no one’, Fanny continues. ‘If
Regina and Carine knew each other? To me that seems perfectly possible.
Regina also had her secret, she was very introvert. If Regina and
Carine knew each other through such a circuit it would have been hard
for me to find out. At school you only saw the facade. I thought that
you could compare them, their attitudes.
I have bought the book of
Regina, but I’m afraid to read it. I have wanted to start a few times,
but there are things in there… it hurts me too much.'”
Ibid., p. 503: “The
first childhood friend of Regina Louf who is interviewed in the summer
of 1997 is Kristelle M. [PV 103.011, September 1, 1997, BOB Gent,
officer Jan Vincent]. She was in the same class in the years 1983-84 and
1984-85… ‘[Regina] sometimes disappeared from school in the
afternoon’, Kristelle remembered. If it is true what this woman says,
then the re-readers of the dossier Van Hees can fold a boat from the
absence register that they saw as ‘proof’ that Regina Louf impossibly
could have been in Brussels in the early evening of February 13, 1984.
What Kristelle M. remembered above all, is that she continually talked
about sex. She told how she had a relationship with ‘an older man’.
According to M., the whole class assumed that she was lying. Not
Kristelle M. She had seen with her own eyes how this ‘older man’ picked
up Regina after school. And there was something else: Regina at some
point told her that she was pregnant of that older man. Kristelle M.
also knew that Regina often spoke about a ‘female friend with whom she
could amuse herself and with whom she often went out in the
Boudewijnstraat’. She didn’t remember the name of the friend anymore,
‘but it could have been Christine, Carine, Caroline or Claudine’.

Kristelle M. could also tell that Regina, as a kid of 14, drank alcohol
and one morning arrived in class and ‘smelled of liquor’. One time she
arrived at school with a clearly visible bruise…”
1998, Regina
Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for
perpetrators – The testimony of X1’), p. 288: “Several days later I
came to know that Clo – who, according to the District Attorney’s office
in Gent maybe never existed and certainly was not Carine – also had
classmates who called her Clo. One of them confirms that only very few
people knew her under that name, and that she believed me the minute she
heard me talk about ‘Clo’. Also the description I gave of her was
correct. Months later an older woman came to me, who confirmed that
another victim I had named had indeed died under suspicious
Emile Dellaert’s past is largely described in the book ‘The X-Dossiers’ and in various newspaper reports.
February 18,
1997 note from De Baets to prosecutor Michel Bourlet about PVs 100.071
and 150.099, which were interviews with X1 about Katrien De Cuyper.
PV 150.359, March 1, 1997.
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 390: “The
peculiar thing about the W. family [de Caters] is that they also own
property in Knokke-Le Zoute, in the streets where X1 already went to
point out houses several months before.”
March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’: “[Patricia
van der Smissen, lawyer of Regina Louf:] It was observed that he phoned
this person more than ten times on a day that he was observed. Maybe he
noticed that he was being shadowed. In any case, he often called this
gendarme officer. We also know that they were in contact over the
internet. And from one day to the next this person is put on the case,
after it had already been known that he was in contact with Tony…
[BOB officer Rudy Hoskens of De Baets’ investigating team:] Then you
start asking yourself a few questions, wouldn’t you? Then this is not
the right person in the right place. I did complain about this to my
superiors, but this person kept serving on the same dossier.”
June 22, 1999, De Morgen, ‘Is dit Katrien De Cuyper?’ (‘Is this Katrien De Cuyper’): “On
page 17 and under number 129 of the second special edition of the Dutch
police magazine Research and Information there’s a picture of a girl
who strongly resembles Katrien De Cuyper… Members of the Morkhoven
Workgroup came in the possession of the second edition of Research and
Information and handed over copies to the Brussels judicial police,
where the Computer Crime Unit will further analyze the picture. ‘We also
have showed that picture 129 to different persons who know the De
Cuyper dossier very well or have known the girl personally’, Marcel
Vervloesem says. ‘We got to hear the same thing again and again: this is
Katrien De Cuyper.'”
These details are described in the book ‘The X-Dossiers’ and the 2003 Zembla X-dossiers investigation, part II.
Werkgroep Morkhoven, ‘Katrien De Cuyper: Loog de Antwerpse justitie in deze zaak?’: “Interesting
in this case is that Leen Nuyts, spokesperson of the Antwerp district
attorney’s office, at the time reacted in the following manner to the
announcement of Marcel Vervloesem: ‘Two weeks ago we received from the
Dutch justice department a picture which indeed closely resembles
Katrien. We have investigated it. We are now for 95 percent sure that
that picture shows a still-to-be-identified boy’. Shortly afterwards a
picture was published in a certain newspaper which had to show (through
the genitals) that the picture on the Zandvoort cd-rom indeed was a
‘boy’. Investigative work done by the Morkhoven Workgroup in the mean
time showed that it was a photoshop in which the face of Katrien De
Cuyper was superimposed on a boys’ body. After a scientific
investigation in which advanced computer techniques were used, one is
able to state with 95% certainty that the by Marcel Vervloesem
rediscovered picture indeed shows Katrien De Cuyper.”
March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’, at about 24:30
PV 104.898, April 23, 1998, as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’, at about 19:20: “During
this hearing, V. acknowledged – after a long talk – the intimate and
sexual relation he had with Regina Louf. According to him, it was Regina
who took the initiative.”
A more detailed statement can be found in the 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 513, including: “At
a certain point I indeed had been given a key of the house by
Christiane, outside the knowledge of her husband, so I could enter the
apartment whenever I wanted.”
Unknown PV as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’, at about 20:00: “In
the end, Christiane confirmed that Regina indeed has had a sexual
relationship with Tony… She confirmed that she under pressure of
Regina had given a key of the house to Tony.”
PV 100.466, February 6, 1998, as filmed in March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’, at about 19:50: “After
an open discussion Georges Louf admitted that Tony stopped by much more
than he had earlier testified… that she went out with him, that Tony
went to pick her up at school.”
A more detailed statement can be found in the 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 508.
PV 150.106, February 4, 1997, ‘hearing of de Marleen van Herreweghe’: “There
were sexual contacts in the living room between Tony, X1, her mother
and the housekeeper… The female housekeeper was a certain Carine who
had 4 children. Carine and Tony gave van Herreweghe the impression that
her presence bothered them.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 347-348.
Ibid., pp. 340-341
PV 116.799, November 6, 1996, ‘Designation of places by X2 in Knokke: “The
facts happened in villas around Knokke. There’s a similarity with the
places designated by X1… “Scarsdale” Blinckaertlaan 19 in the
Koningbos… Maison Binnenhof 9 or 11 or 13 (not certain)…
Elizabethlaan 62… X1 had also designated the Scarsdale villa and the
Binnenhof houses. The Tinel hotel and the house of the grandmother of
X1 are located facing the Elizabethlaan 62.”
When one goes through the Dutroux dossier summary one can read:
PV 114.037, September 29, 1996, ‘Audition de X1’: “She
recognizes X2 on a photo. X2 was a victim of pedophile acts right in
front of her… She recognizes X2 on photo. She saw her in a club in
Brussels with Nihoul. She has been tortured in this club.”

In this PV X1 identifies several other girls and locations from pictures, but Nathalie W. is nowhere to be found. The problem then is that the authors of ‘The X-Dossiers’ (p. 143) have cited X1 from the full PV as saying: “Ik
have seen her there… with Nihoul in Brussels, yes. But I don’t know
more than that either. [Abused,] not that I noticed. [so there appears
to be a difference between descriptions of X2 and Nathalie].”
The authors continue: “The
photo they showed her is a childhood picture of Nathalie W., the first
victim who came to Neufchateau to testify about the existence of
influential child abuse networks in Belgium. Nathalie accused Michel
Nihoul of having raped her three times when she was still a kid. She saw
him, she says, a number of times in the sexclub Les Atrebates. X1
situated her in the 1982-’83 period. It wouldn’t happen often that X1
was correct about a date, but this time apparently she was. At that
point, she had never come across Nathalie W. in the buildings of the
BOB, she couldn’t have seen her. And even if that would have happened,
it is very much the question if this would have helped her. There are
few, in any, similarities between the Nathalie W. of today and the more
than 15 years old picture.”

That X1 recognized Nathalie W. seems accurate (PV 150.521).
The only question is if the author of the summary has mixed up X2 with
Nathalie W. Officially, X2 would not begin to testify until November
1996, but sometime in September or October her immediate superior,
Michel Clippe (who worked on the Dutroux case), and Bourlet had already
found out that she came from an abuse network. So, it could be that they
showed a picture of X2 to X1 in an early to see if they could get some
quick verifications. What further complicates this case is that X2 also
was familiar with Nihoul and the Dolo. PV 118.379, December 12, 1996,
‘Interview with X2 – Brabant-Wallon’: “X2 regularly went to the Dolo
where she met Bouhouche. X2 also met the wife of Bouhouche in the
Hilton at the time of a meeting between [Jean] Gol, Philippe Moureaux,
Wilfried Martens, VDB, Willy de Clerck, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Delvoye
and Karel.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 435. See note #102.
*) PV 118.575, December 14, 1996, ‘Identification of Nathalie Cannoodt by X4’: “Presentation
of a photo album. X4 recognizes a girl who played in pedophile movies
and photo sessions. The girl in question taught X4 a card game. The
recognized girl is Nathalie Cannoodt.”

*) PV 118.576, December 14, 1996, ‘Identification of Chantal Storme by X4’: “Presentation of a photo album. X4 recognizes a girl who played in pedophile movies and photo sessions… The recognized girl is Chantal Storme.”
PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, ‘Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot’: “Waet. recognizes the mother of X4 and gives her first name as well as one of her sisters.”
*) PV 100.526, January 9, 1997, ‘First interview with Nathalie Cannoodt’: “Between
her 10th and 14th year her best friend was X1. She went on vacation
several times to the grandmother in Knokke. She was forbidden to go
to the first floor. The grandmother was very strict… X1 had told
her to be in love with Tony, as she saw it. She remembers to have
gone to the Decascoop [a cinema] with X1 and Tony in a Mercedes. The
mother of X1 was in love with Tony. [Nathalie] broke down in tears
when she spoke of her father caressing her chest.”

*) PV 100.528 January 11, 1997, ‘Second interview with Nathalie Cannoodt’: “When Tony brought her to the Decascoop with X1, she saw that he kissed X1 and that he stroked her breasts and vagina.”
PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, ‘Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot’: “She [Nathalie W.] is recognized by X1 and X4.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 143:
“Ik have seen her there… with Nihoul in Brussels, yes. But I don’t
know more than that either. [Abused,] not that I noticed.”
The authors continue: “The
photo they showed her is a childhood picture of Nathalie W., the first
victim who came to Neufchateau to testify about the existence of
influential child abuse networks in Belgium. Nathalie accused Michel
Nihoul of having raped her three times when she was still a kid. She saw
him, she says, a number of times in the sexclub Les Atrebates. X1
situated her in the 1982-’83 period. It wouldn’t happen often that X1
was correct about a date, but this time apparently she was. At that
point, she had never come across Nathalie W. in the buildings of the
BOB, she couldn’t have seen her. And even if that would have happened,
it is very much the question if this would have helped her. There are
few, in any, similarities between the Nathalie W. of today and the more
than 15 years old picture.”

Why did I use “allegedly”? See note #124.
PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, ‘Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot’: “The father of Waet. is recognized by X1.”
*) PV 116.063, November 2, 1996, ‘Interview with Waterschoot’: “Presentation
of two photos to Wat. She doesn’t recognize the girl (X1). She
recognizes the man as Anthony. [Indeed] It’s is about Anthony Van Den

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas
De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 312, quoting from PV 116.063: “This is Anthony, a friend of Nihoul”
*) PV 150.521, March 10, 1997, ‘Discordances in the declarations of Waeterschoot’: “She speaks of an Anthony that she puts in relation with Nihoul and X1.”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 312: “Later
on a discussion will arise if Nathalie that day really spoke about
‘Mich from Brussels’. It is certain, however, that after the arrest of
Michel Nihoul it is matter of days before every report dealing with
Nathalie W. is transferred to the district attorney’s office in
Neufchateau. ‘It was Joël who called me with the question if ‘Mich’ was
Nihoul. Yes, I said. I had recognized him immediately on television. I
didn’t see him as the most important person. He was there in the period
of the Atrebates street, when I was fifteen to sixteen years. That was
*) PV 150.459, February 25, 1997, ‘Analysis and observations after 14/02/97 interview with Storme’: “She
was the best friend of X1. She regularly went to the grandmother of
X1. Description of the house. When there were certain customers she
could not go to the first floor and had to be inconspicuous and
silent. When the customers went up there, they didn’t have any
luggage…. Grandmother hard on X1; has been seen threatening X1 with a
*) PV 150.817, March 20, 1997, ‘Constatations of interview with Storme on 25/02/97’: “She
remembers to have undergone the abuse in the grandmother’s house…
The facts always took place in the same two rooms… The grandmother
saw to it that she obeyed the customers well… The men who raped them
called them whores… and forbade them to cry… One of the perpetrators
was called Monsieur… She remembers two positions for the anal
penetrations, which she describes… She was forced into homosexual
relations with X1. She has assisted in a rape of X1.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 503-504:
“Anja D. is also interviewed. She has been pointed out by a number of
former classmates as the best friend that Regina had in the years 1984
and 1985… [Anja in PV 103.387, September 25, 1997, to the BOB in
Gent:] ‘You show me a picture which I recognize as showing Tony, being
the older man with whom X1 had a sexual relationship… I only got
knowledge of this relationship during the fact that I often went to the
house of X1. I went to sleep at least one weekend per month at X1’s…
It sometimes happened that Tony went up with X1 to the room of the
mother of X1. There they had sexual intercourse. Tony could arrive at
any moment. It so happened that Tony could arrive very late in the
evening. I myself determined that there was sexual intercourse between
X1 and Tony. It is so that the room of X1 was right next to the room of
the mother. It happened that I was still sleeping when Tony had sex with
X1 at that moment in the next room… I went past the room, and the
door was open. Then I conclusively saw the sexual intercourse between X1
and Tony.
By the way, at one time Tony asked me if I didn’t want
to join them. I declined…. Pertaining to the reaction of the parents
of X1, it is true that both knew about the relationship. The father
absolutely was aware of the relationship, but wrapped himself in
silence… It sometimes happened that Tony was gone with X1 the whole
afternoon, sometimes also a short while. X1 never told me where they had
been… In my opinion the relationship between this man and X1 had
already been going on for quite some time… I think she absent more
than the average pupil, but it couldn’t be called ‘a lot’.”
Ibid., p. 503: “The
first childhood friend of Regina Louf who is interviewed in the summer
of 1997 is Kristelle M. [PV 103.011, September 1, 1997, BOB Gent,
officer Jan Vincent]. She was in the same class in the years 1983-84 and
1984-85… ‘[Regina] sometimes disappeared from school in the
afternoon’, Kristelle remembered. If it is true what this woman says,
then the re-readers of the dossier Van Hees can fold a boat from the
absence register that they saw as ‘proof’ that Regina Louf impossibly
could have been in Brussels in the early evening of February 13, 1984.
What Kristelle M. remembered above all, is that she continually talked
about sex. She told how she had a relationship with ‘an older man’.
According to M., the whole class assumed that she was lying. Not
Kristelle M. She had seen with her own eyes how this ‘older man’ picked
up Regina after school. And there was something else: Regina at some
point told her that she was pregnant of that older man. Kristelle M.
also knew that Regina often spoke about a ‘female friend with whom she
could amuse herself and with whom she often went out in the
Boudewijnstraat’. She didn’t remember the name of the friend anymore,
‘but it could have been Christine, Carine, Caroline or Claudine’.
Kristelle M. could also tell that Regina, as a kid of 14, drank alcohol
and one morning arrived in class and ‘smelled of liquor’. One time she
arrived at school with a clearly visible bruise…”
Ibid., pp. 501-502 (also see note #105): “Let’s call her Fanny V. It took us two phone calls to find her. Few have known Carine Dellaert as well as she did...
‘If Regina and Carine knew each other? To me that seems perfectly
possible. Regina also had her secret, she was very introvert. If Regina
and Carine knew each other through such a circuit it would have been
hard for me to find out. At school you only saw the facade. I thought
that you could compare them, their attitudes. I have bought the book of
Regina, but I’m afraid to read it. I have wanted to start a few times,
but there are things in there… it hurts me too much.'”
1998, Regina
Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for
perpetrators – The testimony of X1’), pp. 167-168 & 287-288.
Ibid., p. 280
November 30, 2002, De Morgen, ‘De grote zwendel in feiten’ (‘The great swindle in facts’): “Yes,
even if examining magistrate Connerotte had paid for his spaghetti, and
even if he, with some embarrassment, refused to accept the flowers of
Sabine and Laetitia and even if he had the fountain pen he had been
given put into a brown envelope and deposited at the registrar; that’s
not what was important in Cassation arrest P961267F…”
arrival as head of the new investigating cell and his run ins with Aime
Bille of De Baets’ team is rather humorously described in the 1999 book
‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 228-229.
*) December
3, 2002, Annemie Bulte for Humo, ‘War in Neufchateau: examining
magistrate Connerotte speaks about the Dutroux dossier for the first
time’ (Connerotte): “I regularly and much earlier complained about
those terrible circumstances in which I had to work in the Dutroux
case… We continually received information about all kinds of bizarre
leads. Those then received a lot of media attention, but to us meant
nothing but time loss… Just think about the Abrasax case and the digs
in Jumet. If I remember correctly, the first leads in those two cases
were already put under my nose in the very beginning of the
investigation. Afterwards precisely Abrasax and Jumet were used by the
media as an argument to say that the whole investigation was manipulated
and pointed towards false leads. I experienced the same thing in the
Cools case, in which the police began to manipulate and was
wholeheartedly supported by the media.”

*) Interview with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999
and October 5, 1999, ‘Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an
investigation’: “And why were we brought into that ludicrous Di Rupo
investigation? Because we were working on the well-known X-witnesses.
By discrediting me and my team through the Di Rupo case, one actually
wanted to discredit the testimonies of the Xs…”
*) PV 118.381, December 13, 1996: “X2
met Dumont several times at the Platos in Ixelles. She also met
Marnette, Pelos and Zimmer (magistrate Brussels) there. It is a club for
orgies, occasionally with consenting minors participating. Dumont went
there with boys. Dumont and Marnette know each other well (partners in
*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, ‘Waeterschoot interview; identification of Claudio’: “She
[Nathalie W.] mentions new perpetrators of the rapes committed at
Churchill avenue: Georges Marnette, [Roger] Forgeot [owner Les
Atrebates and Dolo], Claudio [de Balanguer, a sidekick of her Prince de
Merode]… From Churchill Avenue she has been driven to Chateau
[Charle] Albert by Claudio, Gerard and Marnette.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 277: “At
the very beginning of the Dutroux investigation the gendarmerie of
Charleroi did a house search at the abandoned cabin of Bernard Weinstein
in Jumet. In between the piles of junk which were dragged outside
there, a note was found, folded in four, with a few typed sentences:
‘Bernard, don’t forget that the feast is nearing and that the high
priestess expects her present, Anubis.’ In the official report of the
search there’s not sign to be found of this rather wondrous message. It
is clear that the detectives only did their ‘discovery’ several days or
weeks later. Anubis, that is also the ritual name of ‘grandmaster’
Francis Desmet. That name is everything but secret: Anubis and
Nahema-Nephthys, aka Dominique Kindermans, published a book several
years before, Le prince de ce monde (The Prince of the World), a ‘manual
for Western demonology and dictionary of demons’. A book that they sign
with their ritual names, complete with pictures and biographies.
According to the detectives, the high priestess can be no one else than
the partner of Anubis, Dominique Kindermans. And the gift she expects,
what else can it be than a child – a child to sacrifice?”
See reference #142.
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 277:
“In mid February the operation order already counted 43 targets. Still
De Baets thinks it’s too early and Bourlet too late. ‘At that point the
tide began to turn’, De Baets remembers. ‘Commandant Duterme inquired
into the operation order, we explained the state of affairs to him. He
said that five or six searches would be enough.’… On March 20, 1997,
the ‘grand operation’ takes place after all, but not a journalist knew
about it beforehand. Instead of the 43 addresses only one is searched:
the Morek street 169 in Gent. It is the rental apartment of Regina Louf
and her husband.”
Ibid., p. 310. Theo Vandyck, her early interviewer and the only person she really trusted, said: “You
needed to have patience with her, but when you see all that she could
tell us in the early stage of the investigation, then you know: she
knows the milieu that we were so interested at the time through and
For specific look in Nathalie W.’s biography in the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix.
For details look in Nathalie W.’s biography in the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix.
1998, Regina
Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for
perpetrators – The testimony of X1’), pp. 235-236
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 190
Ibid., pp. 402-403
Ibid., p. 402
Ibid., pp. 433-434
February 5,
2004, Het Nieuwsblad, ‘X1: ‘Onmogelijk, onwaarschijnlijk,
oncontroleerbaar” (‘X1:’Impossible, improbable, unverifiable’)
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 476-477
Ibid. See the biography of Jean-Claude Van Espen in ‘the investigators‘ appendix for the whole story.
Ibid., p. 393
Ibid., p. 375
Ibid., pp. 374-375
Ibid., pp. 483-484
April 27,
2007, Het Nieuwblad, ‘Nihoul, de niet-altijd- even-betrouwbare
informant’ (‘Nihoul, the not-always-equally-reliable informant’):
“What is correct, is that Nihoul was an informant of the BOB of Dinant,
from May 1995 until his arrest on August 15, 1996. They found him so
reliable that in July 1996 they even coded him.”
with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999 and October 5, 1999,
‘Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an investigation’: “Nihoul
was a non-registered informant who had been brought in by a gendarme
officer from Dinant, the late Gerard Vanesse. Two gendarme officers of
the financial section of the BOB Brussels maintained contact with
Nihoul: Eddy Verhaegen and Bernard Meurant. They used him as a potential
informant in investigations into fraud with telephone cards and mobile
phones… Certainly when Eddy Suys of the judicial police (GP), initial
head of the Obelix cell, who looked in depth at Nihoul, had found out
that Nihoul was in contact with Brussels gendarmerie officers Verhaegen
and Meurant, and that he regularly called to the BOB Brussels. Suys
found out about that last fact when he checked Nihoul’s phone calls made
in the months before his arrest. Suys was planning on doing searches at
the BOB and interrogate Verhaegen and Meurant about their contacts
with Nihoul. Lieutenant-Colonel Brabant absolutely wanted to prevent
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 476-477: “There
is a second event which colours the wonder years of Baudouin
Dernicourt: the theft of 816 kilograms of dynamite [1800 pounds] in a
stone quarry near Eccaussines, in the night of June 2-3, 1984. In this
case it’s about one of the great mysteries in the investigation into the
extreme-left Cellules Communistes Combattants (CCC)… If we are to
believe justice, the CCC consisted of a handful of idealistic youngsters
who in their prime were mainly lucky to not have blown up themselves.
Until today, many observers still think that the convicted Pierre
Carette, Bertrand Sassoyc, Pascale Vandegeerde and Didier Chevolet at
the time – maybe without realizing it – were infiltrated and supported
by the extreme-right. Very shortly after the theft of the dynamite,
Dernicourt and his girlfriend were noticed in Ecaussines. They parked
their car next to the stone quarry and appeared to be observing the
working policemen there. ‘Maybe it was just his passion for the big
criminal riddles of our time’, says an acquaintance of back then. ‘The
home where that girlfriend lived came under observation. When a few
years later he got into trouble because of the Ruisbroek incident
everything pointed to it that his career at the gendarmerie had gone to
hell. But strangely enough that wasn’t the case. He was rapidly promoted
and already in 1989 he entered the BOB statute.'”
2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 138: “This
thesis was supported when it was revealed that the alleged Communist
terror group CCC in reality had been set up by the extreme right.
Between October 1984 and fall 1985 the CCC was responsible for 27
attacks. CCC was lead by Pierre Carette and targeted, with well-planned
explosions, classical capitalist symbols including American
installations linked to NATO, banks and military installations. On
December 17, 1985 the leaders of CCC were arrested and the unit was
closed down in the biggest military and police round up that Belgium had
seen ever since the arrest of the Nazis after the Second World War. The
Communists were discredited at least until journalists discovered that
CCC leader Pierre Carette had in the beginning of the 1980s erected a
terrorist network made up of agents linked to the extreme right. His
principal aide, Marc De Laever, had later joined a German extreme
rightwing group.”
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’)
*) PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, ‘Interview with X2 – Brabant-Wallon’: “Depretre sent love letters to X2. He would give these letters to Castiaux [X2’s pimp]”
*) Maud Sarr (not very reliable, but interestingly mentioned
together with Vanden Boeynants and General Beaurir, who have been
accused by a number of other sources also)
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 103:
“Connerotte is effectively planning on doing that in these
days, because of the discovery that the Brussels BOB lied to him when he
inquired at every police service in the country about Nihoul and
Bouty. The services of Brabant stated they did not know the duo. Some
time later it turned out that the financial section of the Brussels BOB
once had done an investigation into the SOS Sahel case and the
fraudulent bankruptcy of Annie Bouty and Associes. What Brabant and
Connerotte exactly discussed is not known, but according to involved
detectives it ended with the promise that the best persons within the
financial section would be working exclusively for Bourlet and
Connerotte for an undetermined time. And that´s what happened. ‘They had
little in Neufchateau at that moment’, the detective says. ‘After what
happened around Georges Marnette and Georges Zicot the relationship
with the GP [judicial police] had been very strained.'”
Ibid., p. 456: “Not only at the Brussels GP, but also at
the top of the Brussels gendarmerie strange things happen as soon as the
name Nihoul is mentioned. On December 2, 1997, the Brussels BOB officer
Luc Delmartino, member of the Neufchateau cell, is heard by Pignolet.
He just wanted to know how it came that Bourlet and Connerotte, in late
1996, fully came to support De Baets and had so much trouble with
Delmartino’s bosses, lieutenant-colonel Jean-Marie Brabant, head of the
Brussels BOB, and lieutenant Guido Torrez, the district boss.
Delmartino doesn’t have to think long. It was like this. Immediately
after the first arrest in the Dutroux case, Connerotte had asked all
police services in the country if they had ever done investigations in
which the name Nihoul had appeared. A very normal procedure. ‘I know
that colonel Brabant replied with a negative to Connerotte,’ Delmartino
tells. ‘This, while our third financial section in fact had worked on
three dossiers pertaining to Nihoul, among them SOS Sahel.’ What
Delmartino allowed to be written down on paper during his hearing is a
public secret.”
with Patriek De Baets, Humo, September 28, 1999 and October 5, 1999,
‘Marc Dutroux and Michel Nihoul: the sabotage of an investigation’: “[Col.]
Brabant made prosecutor Bourlet believe that we still had a lot of
other work to do in Brussels. That was nonsense, not a single dossier
was waiting there for us that was as important as the Dutroux case. But
befriended journalists of La Derniere Heure and Le Soir were also served
these lies and used them in their first attacks against Neufchateau and
the investigation into Dutroux and Nihoul: “What a disgrace, Bourlet
gets 350 inspectors, and dossiers involving billions of franks, like
KB-Lux, are neglected! Especially the Brussels examining magistrate
Jean-Claude Van Espen immediately supported Brabant. His financial
dossiers supposedly didn’t make any progress anymore, because all the
inspectors worked for Neufchateau. Not true! At that moment absolutely
no one from the KB-Lux dossier worked for the magistrates of
Neufchateau. And my section also, the 3rd KOS, didn’t work on an
urgent case at the time. I still wonder which ‘urgent dossiers’ Van
Espen was really talking about. It seemed as if even back then he
already anticipated that we would bump into dossiers on which he used to
work. Van Espen knew very well who Annie Bouty was. He had been her
lawyer. And his former brother-in-law, the lawyer Philippe Deleuze, used
to be a partner in Bouty’s law firm. Van Espen was part of a network of
friends in politics, magistracy and police services which Nihoul and
Bouty had woven to cover up their criminal activities.”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 457: “Seasoned
police officer? Deception? In case the explanation of Torrez is true,
then the floodgates are opened. That means that every criminal who
fears an arrest, only needs to have someone call to a high gendarmerie
officer: ‘Hello, I’m Mr. so and so of the Defense Department. May I ask
you to leave my friend alone, yes?’ By the way, about his friends:
Torrez is a good friend of Marnette. Together they are supporters of the
soccer club Anderlecht and can often be seen together at home matches.”
(The whole affair is discussed in these pages of the book. A summary has been taken up in the Nihoul and Bouty biographies in ‘the accused‘ appendix.)
PV 115.417, October 19, 1996: “Raemaekers
interview – Period of 20/02 to 15/03/95. At the time of the
investigation of the BSR 3/SRC, Raemaekers had signaled to his lawyers
that he was going to give information on networks of child molesters.
Lawyers = JP Dumont [the master, or head-lawyer], Marc Depaus and
Geuninkx. Dumont wanted to entrust the investigation to the judicial
police [in which Marnette was a commissioner in Brussels] to screen the
information. Dumont intervened with Marnette who is “his good friend”.
Marnette sent two men to the jail to audition Raemaekers on this topic.
Lawyer Depaus came with them. The evidence had to be provided to the
judicial police via Depaus after having been filtered by Dumont.”
*) PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “X1
explains that JP Dumont was among her customers… He sometimes
visited her with Vander Elst [another questionable lawyer who was tied
to the Haemers gang and was an associate of Nihoul]… Dumont sometimes
went to the factory; he would then be very excited. When he came to
look for her, her mother was informed by Tony or Mich [Nihoul] and she
had to to go to the Decascoop [cinema]… One day her mother went to
look for her at school… and brought her to the Decascoop where Dumont
arrived to drive her to ASCO [factory]. She had to give fellatio to
Dumont in the car… [at the ASCO torture factory] Dumont liked to hit
[children] with a belt or a whip, and urinate on the children.”

PV 118.382, December 13, 1996, ‘Interview with X2; Jean-Paul Dumont’: “X2
met Dumont several times in the Platos in Ixelles. She also remembered
Marnette, Pelos and Zimmer (Magistrate Brussels). Club where orgies
were organized, sometimes with consenting minors. Dumont went there
with boys. Dumont and Marnette know each other well (accomplices).
X2 saw Dumont having sex with children in Eindhoven [where certain
parties were organized in a castle].”
PV 118.376, December 11, 1996, ‘Fourth interview with X2’: “Dumont is rather sadist masochistic.”
*) January 16, 1997, BOB note 466: “He [Jacques Thoma] is
very afraid. He was a treasurer of the youth section of the PSC. He
often met with Michel Dewolf – Philippe Sala and Jean-Paul Dumont.
They tried to direct Thoma toward Opus Dei what they considered Nec
Plus Ultra [Latin for “nothing further beyond”]. Under the pretext of
initiation tests for Opus Dei he was brought to a Black Mass with
sexual acts. He mentions the presence of girls from a country in the
East (13-14 years). In 1986, after a wine and dine political reunion he
went with Sala and Dewolf to a meeting that they announced would be
spicy. He was drugged before being taken into a room with masked people

who had dressed in black robes. The participants drank
blood. He was placed in the presence of a naked little girl laying down
on an altar – she had died (12 years). He wanted to leave but was
drugged again. He woke up the following day in his car. He left the
party [PSC] and made a declaration to the BSR [Special Investigations
Unit of the Gendarmerie] in Charleroi. Money destined for the PSC was
whitewashed in German casinos by Dumont. Thoma sent to the gendarmerie
in Uccle to identify photos of places where trafficking of children
from the East takes place (Italian restaurant av. Charlequint). He
gave the identity of a Rumanian.”

*) Dumont is also said to have been a close associate of
Nihoul, which is not that strange considering Nihoul’s involvement with
the PSC and CEPIC. PV 42.665, October 14, 1996 (testimony of Guy
Einsweiller or Eschweiler): “Remembers Nihoul (fish trade near the
PAVAN transport enterprise where he works. 108/11O Avenue du Port 1000,
Brussels). During a deal, he saw Dumont drinking a glass with Nihoul.
Sometimes saw Nihoul at the restaurant Mayflower in Koekelberg…
declared to have regularly seen Dumont and Vanden Boeynants in the
private area of the fish and crustacean enterprise that he [Nihoul]
exploited. [early 1990s]”

Dumont close
relationship with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Baron de Bonvoisin has been
mentioned by witnesses, but this is also clear due his top-level
involvement in the PSC and CEPIC.
See reference
171, example 4. Additionally, Dumont worked closely with Philippe
Deleuze, a close friend of Nihoul; and Julien Pierre, the lawyer of
Dutroux from 1996 until he was fired in January 2003. Nihoul
organized the political campaigns of Dumont in the late 1980s. They
reportedly were good friends and together with Vanden Boeynants Dumont
had been seen regularly at a warehouse of Nihoul in the Havenlaan in
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, pp. 123-124: “The
history of The Dolo begins in 1975. At that point, in Etterbeek’s
Atrebatenstraat 154, in an ordinary mansion at the first floor, a
private club is opened in which group sex and partner swapping was
practiced. The owners are a couple, Michel Forgeot, an immigrated
Frenchman, and Dolores Bara. The club is only accessible to members –
there is no facia – and operates under different names: vzw ACH, vzw
MI-DO, APV. The attendants speak of ‘Les Atrebates’ for convenience.
Nihoul is a regular customer since 1981 and soon becomes good pals with
Forgeot and Bara. Forgeot will always deny that minors also attended –
the age of the customers has always been carefully checked at the
entrance. Nevertheless, the club is closed in 1983 by the Brussels BOB
for “encouraging debauchery”. The Brussels GP [judicial police] has also
visited several times, but that was always without results, Michel
Forgeot later says. That doesn’t surprise him. At the time, the Brussels
GP [judicial police] commissioner Georges Marnette, together with his
colleague Frans Reyniers, is one of the regular clients of the club.
Also GP’er Guy Collignon was often present. ‘I think it’s quite strange
that Mr. Marnette headed an investigation into The Dolo, while he
himself came to the orgies there’, says Forgeot. ‘I personally saw him
taking part in the orgies.'”

*) PV 119.249, December 30, 1996, ‘hearing of Michel Forgeot [owner of the Dolo and Les Atrebates club]’: “Clients
des Atrebates: “… Nihoul and at one point his brother, Léon
Defosset, Jean Gol and Francis Bursta (his right hand),
Marnette-Collignon and Reyniers (judicial police Brussels)…”
2004, Herwig
Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The
Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’), pp. 62-63: “For
years Nihoul had his headquarters in the club Les Atrebates, the later
Dolo. According to Nihoul himself, he had begun to visit these kinds of
places after his divorce with Annie Bouty. In September 1982 he goes out
a lot. ‘To forget the pain in his heart’, he says. A friend, ‘whose
name he doesn’t remember anymore’, takes him to Les Atrebates, a club
for partner swapping which was managed by Dolores Bara and the Frenchmen
Michel Forgeot since 1975. Dolores Bara had been in jail before
becoming a servant in the Luxemburgstation. The manager of the club,
Forgeot, says that he knew Nihoul since 1981. He’s on the members list
of Les Atrebates of before June 29, 1981.”
PV 116.065, November 5, 1996: “31/10/96
JC Thomas (Gendarmerie) is contacted by an anonymous witness. The
witness is outraged by the manipulation of public opinion by the Press
(DH). He speaks about the article ‘Ras-le-Bol’. Marnette himself has
participated in partouzes with Nihoul during which coke was available.
It is about a manipulation of Georges Marnette (PJ) with the complicity
of [Gilbert] Dupont (DH). Marnette is again in contact with Forgeot and
Bara [managers of the Dolo and Les Atrebates]. Marnette is protected.”
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 175: “The
main purpose of the CEPIC was the infiltration of the PSC from top to
bottom, in this way to neutralize the influence of the labor wing on all
levels… In any case, that CEPIC infiltration was a success. More than
a few hardline CEPIC members eventually became minister: Vanden
Boeynants, Jose Desmerats, Joseph Michel, [etc.]”
Michel’s role in the CEPIC has also been mentioned by the De Morgen and Humo journalists.
November 20, 2002, Het Nieuwsblad, ‘Aanval op Langlois ingezet’ (‘Attack on Langlois opened’): “Saturday,
De Morgen wrote that former minister of Domestic Affairs Joseph Michel
(PSC) in the past couple of years made sure that his proteges Jacques
Langlois and Francois Moinet acquired control over the
Dutroux-investigation. That is, according to the paper, suspect, because
in 1978, Joseph Michel, within the framework of his political
functions, wrote a letter to Justice to push for the release from jail
of Michel Nihoul. At the time, Nihoul was serving a sentence of eight
months for fraudulent bankruptcy.”

The article referred to is: November 16, 2002, De Morgen,
‘Politieke peetvader van Langlois haalde Nihoul uit de cel’ (‘Political
godfather of Langlois got Nihoul out of jail’) & ‘Er is iets dat we
niet wisten over onderzoeksrechter Langlois’ (‘There is something we
didn’t know about examining magistrate Langlois’). Can’t access the
archives of this newspaper, but the story has been retold on a number of
sites and at least in one book.
2004, Herwig
Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The
Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’), pp. 174-175: “Twenty
years later Joseph Michel again crosses the path of Nihoul. According
to Andre Rossignon, candidate-chairman of the ex-PSC, the replacement of
judge Connerotte would have been arranged by Michel and the Luxembourg
[the province, not the country] departments of the party. According to
De Morgen, Joseph Michel would have prevented that judge Langlois
conducted a search at the seat of the Brussels PSC. The judge would,
according to De Morgen, have forbidden any investigation into the
acquaintances of Nihoul. Joseph Michel knows Nihoul well. He launched
the future judge into politics, in 1988, when he still was a lawyer in
the province of Luxembourg. Langlois lives in Etalle and his neighbor is
a son of Joseph Michel. His aunt was a long-time PSC-mayor of the
village Saint-Vincent… De Morgen also states that Francis Moinet, the
chairman of the Court of First Instance of Neufchateau, who refused to
send Nihoul to [the Court of] Assizes [to be prosecuted with Dutroux,
Lelievre and Martin], is a member of the PSC, a friend of Langlois and a
trustee of Joseph Michel.”
November 30, 2002, De Morgen, ‘De grote zwendel in feiten’ (‘The great swindle in facts’): “In
the past five years, the RTBF-program Au Nom de la Loi dedicated four
tv programs and a book to Michel Nihoul. The first program, on September
17, 1997, ended with a close-up of the Audi 80 which Nihoul had
entrusted to Dutroux’s buddy Michel Lelievre in August 1996. And see,
according to the RTBF, the evidence: the telephone contacts between
Dutroux and Nihoul only dealt with cars, not children. A second program,
on June 3, 1998, was accompanied by the publication of a book of one of
the employees of Au Nom de la Loi, who explained at a press conference
that morning: “The paedophile network does not exist. Michel Nihoul is
innocent.” For those who still didn’t get it, a third program of Au Nom
de la Loi followed on March 22, 2000: “On the basis of documents and
testimonies we show that Nihoul could not have been involved in the
kidnapping of Laetitia.” For those who even then still did not get it, a
fourth broadcast about and with Nihoul followed. Never before could a
suspect in a criminal case count on such a supportive band of followers
as Nihoul with the la Loi. Even in September 1997 journalists whispered
to each other that the real producer of Au Nom de la Loi was nobody
else than examining magistrate Jacques Langlois. The RTBF journalists
paraded all too eagerly with the announcement that the examining
magistrate had called them on the morning of September 18, 1997: “It was
great.” Since last week we know that producer Gerard Rogge with two
colleagues, participated in a meeting with Langlois. That rumor
circulated in late ’97, but was believed by few. The law very
specifically states that an examining magistrate under no circumstances
can speak with journalists. And certainly not in the Dutroux dossier, in
which the Court of Cassation had rigorously defined the lines after the
spaghetti arrest. [Connerotte]… Even though the letter of Bourlet
speaks for itself, nobody has contested the facts as he laid them out,
and Gerard Rogge (RTBF) himself admitted that Langlois “accepted to
meet us”, the majority of the Belgian media radically turned the facts
around. Was that note real? Shouldn’t this incident be presented as a
struggle between believers and disbelievers? Why did the note of Bourlet
turned up only now? (answer: because Journal du Mardi could only get
its hands on it two weeks ago).
In the mean time, the way in
which a number of media have presented the story has given the lawyer
of Nihoul, Frédérique Clément de Cléty, enough confidence to file a
complaint against Bourlet at the District Attorney’s office in Liege. He
is being accused of “information poisoning”, with the unavoidable
result that the prosecutor (at least temporarily) has to step down. This
action could only work because Nihoul felt himself supported by a great
number of journalists, that generously offered to “testify against
*) 1974,
Anthony Rowley (European Industrial correspondent of the London Times),
‘The barons of European Industry’, Chapter 7: ‘Belgium & Luxembourg:
the power of ‘Les Holdings’, pp. 104-125: “Societe Generale, or ‘La
Generate’ as it is usually called, is a vast industrial holding company
cum banking empire which controls anything between 25 and 50 per cent of
Belgian manufacturing industry. No-one knows for certain just how much
because of the tortuous intertwinings of its interlocked holdings in
numerous subsidiaries, which in turn have subsidiaries of their own.
Grouped together, these planets and outer stars in the Societe Generale
universe probably account for one-third of Belgium’s national income. La
Generale lists the Belgian royal family as well as the Vatican among
its shareholders in addition to that all-powerful family alliance behind
Belgian business — the Solvays, the Boëls and the Janssens… Large
shareholders [are] believed to be [the] Belgian Royal Family, the
Vatican, Prince Amaury de Merode, Count Lippens, Solvay/Boël/Janssen
families… La Generale likes to point out that it has ‘tens of
thousands’ of shareholders though its true ownership remains an enigma
because so few of these shares are registered in the names of the
holders, the remainder being anonymous bearer shares tucked away in
banks. However, the Belgian royal family and the Solvay family are the
only major shareholders apart from, of course, the cross holdings within
the group, according to an SG spokesman. Only about 250 shareholders
ever turn up at annual general meetings to rubber stamp the board’s
decisions and so the directors and top management tend to be a
‘self-perpetuating oligarchy’… Belgian industry and commerce is to all
intents and purposes controlled by a dozen powerful holdings
companies… Belgium’s is a unique tradition of capitalism which defies
direct comparison probably anywhere in the world.”

*) There’s also information on the website of the Suez Group, which has taken over Societe Generale.
*) Rothschild archive, ‘The London house of Rothschild and its Belgian contacts (1815-1860)’:
“Lazare Richtenberger became in 1832 the first fully-fledged Rothschild
agent in Brussels… Richtenberger had in 1840 opened an Antwerp branch
office and made S. Lambert (1906–1875) its manager. As of 1843, the
name of the firm was ‘Lambert- Richtenberger, agent Rothschild’…
Starting in 1844, Samuel Lambert increasingly assumed the role of
informant on the Belgian situation and demanded a central role in the
transactions that the London Rothschilds conducted on the Belgian
markets. Both commodities and security transactions were to pass through
his office. The Rothschild bank was happy to be able to use Lambert’s
expertise to carry out transactions in cotton, and, as of 1847, also in
grain, sugar, coffee, and tobacco. When in December 1853, Richtenberger
(Lambert’s father-in-law) died suddenly in Brussels, Lambert also
undertook these Brussels activities, by commission and as agent of the
Paris and London houses of Rothschild.”

*) 2003, #1, season 51, Bulletin of the Amsterdam National Museum (Rijksmuseum), pp. 23: “This
daughter [of Gustave de Rothschild] was Zoe Lucie de Rothschild
(1863-1916). She married with the Belgian Leon Lambert (1851-191) in
1882… Lambert had already entered into the service of the London
Rothschilds ten years earlier and would become one of the most
important financial figures in Europe. At age 24 he worked in Brussels
as the representative of the Rothschilds from Paris, London, Vienna and
Frankfurt. Additionally he fulfilled diplomatic functions, served as the
financial advisor of king Leopold II and played a very influential role
in the financial matters surrounding Congo, which in 1885 came under
Belgian authority. As a reward for his valuable services Leopold II
granted Lambert a barony in 1896… At their home at the Avenue Marnix
in Brussels there was an important cultural salon, where the diplomatic,
financial, scientific and artistic world gathered at plays and music

*) 1974, Anthony Rowley (European Industrial correspondent of
the London Times), ‘The barons of European Industry’, Chapter 7:
‘Belgium & Luxembourg: the power of ‘Les Holdings’, pp. 104-125: “The
Baron Leon Lambert, chairman of Compagnie Bruxelles Lambert, Belgium’s
second largest holding company (though much smaller still than La
Generale) takes what might be seen as a more democratic view of industry
ownership… But to return to Compagnie Lambert. Its origins go back to
1840 when Samuel Lambert opened an agency in Antwerp for the
Rothschilds of Paris. Samuel was Leon’s great grandfather, his
grandfather having married a Rothschild and his father having become an
independent banker. It was Leon’s father who guaranteed the autonomy of
the Banque Lambert vis-a-vis Paris, though Rothschilds have continued to
sit on the bank’s board and have a small stake in the equity. Baron
Leon took over the family company in 1949 when it was a small deposit
bank and in 1953 formed Compagnie Lambert, the holding company, merging
that with the bank itself in 1959. It concentrated largely on financial
services and the Baron has built up the reputation of something of a
financial whizz kid, in Belgian terms at least. His grand coup came
toward the end of 1972 when he brought off, against a great deal of
opposition and almost Machiavellian manoeuvrings, a merger of Compagnie
Lambert pour la Finance et l’lndustrie with three other holding
companies, Brufma, Confindus and Cofinter to form the Compagnie
Bruxelles Lambert. The new group’s gross assets are worth nearly B. Frs
15,000 million and are deployed in banking and insurance (22 per cent),
real estate (17 per cent), breweries, food and distribution (12 per
cent), oil (10 per cent), public utilities (9 per cent) and steel and
metal goods (8 per cent). This makes the new Lambert group much bigger
than it was but La Generate still exceeds it in size, not least through
the fact that its assets are some B. Frs 7 billion greater than
*) 2002, David Rockefeller, ‘Memoirs’, p. 207: “We
[Chase; mid 1970s] approached three banks in the Rothschild Group.
Since both Evelyn de Rothschild, chairman of L.M. Rothschild, and Leon
Lambert, chairman of Banque Lambert (a Rothschild through his mother),
were personal friends, I had positive initial conversations with them…
We also announced in March the appointment of John Elkann… Aged 31,
John Elkann is a Vice Chairman of IFIL, the Agnelli family investment
company, and is also Vice Chairman of Fiat Group.”

*) RIT Capital Partners: “In March [2007] we announced the
retirement from the Board of Baron Lambert, who had served on the Board
and its Committees since 1988.”
September 1, 2005,, ‘Het geheugen van graaf Maurice Lippens’ (‘The memory of count Maurice Lippens’)
Examples of the Lippens brother being mentioned by X-Dossier witnesses.
*) X1 in:
In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: “When the contractions
started her [X1’s] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers,
Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived.
[Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter… Vander Elst
puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her… She must
masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her
with a razor blade.”

*) X2:
In PV 117.535, November 19, 1996: “Parties in Villas in
Knokke around the golf court. The villas have been designated [by X2]
(PV 116.799). Also in the villa of Maurice Lippens. Parties with
underage girls in the Cromwel hotel in Knokke. Present: Delvoie – Karel –
X2 – Lippens – Van Gheluwe – Etienne Davignon. The girls knew where to
go and with whom. Lippens hits the little girls.”

In PV 151.044, March 27, 1997: “The events in Chimay. She
went 5-6 times. In an immense wood… She was forced to go. She was
never a [visual] witness of whatever was done. Participated: the most
violent of the group in Knokke, among them the Lippens brothers. In
Chimay she heard shouting and gunfire… It was around the Castle of
Chimay. The wood is surrounded by a wall. Those were screams of children
of maybe 10 years. She thinks there were 4-5 children.”

1999, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “Soon in the investigation
[interviews with X4] the names of politicians O. and E. are dropped as
‘regular customers’. By that time these had already been pointed out by
X1 and X3 as child killers.”
. Following the system used by this book
(reversing of the alphabet, works very consistently), O. is really L.
and E. is really V., indicating that the real names are Leopold Lippens
(mayor) and Vanden Boeynants (prime minister, etc.). There do not seem
to be other possibilities. Only problem: according to the leaked
X-Dossier summary document, X1 and X2 mentioned Lippens and Vanden
Boeynants, while X3 only mentioned Vanden Boeynants.
*) Two anonymous letters, mentioned in PV 116.353: “Reception
of two anonymous letters transmitted by JI Langlois. It is about two
anonymous letters denouncing Maurice and Leopold Lippens for sessions
with children… These letters describe certain facts similar to those
reported by X1.”
One of the letters described Maurice and Leopold as “Monsters de la sexualite”.
Found it
while auto-searching the leaked Dutroux dossier for the word “Lippens”.
The Dutroux dossier distributed on DVD had already been cleared from
virtually all important testimonies, including those of the X-witnesses.
Some details:
DVD 1; 000018DB.pdf.
Transmitted to investigating judge Mr. Langlois in Neufchâteau.
File 86/0/96.
April 22, 1998
Document that explores the connections of Michel Nihoul
PV 117.535, November 19, 1996, ‘First interview with X2’
PV 118.383, December 13, 1996, ‘Interview with X2’: “She
frequented the Platos… After midnight: orgies, sometimes with
consenting minors of 14 to 15 years. At the time of an orgie she had
sex with Karel van Miert…. he strangles her until she almost lost

PV 150.565, March 4, 1997, ‘Identification of persons cited by X2’: “Karel van Miert (17/01/42). Ex-président SP; Député européen; Commissaire européen.”
*) PV 116.780, November 21, 1996: “To
remember Vincent is very painful… Wat. would have participated in a
“black mass” with other minors. Wat. relived some scenes of the past
and was terrorized by them. She speaks of minors marked with a red
iron and human sacrifices. She also speaks of prepared human meat that
the minors have to eat. During these evenings the minors were raped by
the participants. She speaks of the presence in these masses of a
certain Claudio and Prince Alexander de Merode.”

*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, ‘Interview with Waeterschoot; Identification of Claudio’: “Vincent = Alexandre de Merode”
1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “Hearing
after hearing the boundaries are pushed further. Extreme torture, rape
scenes, murders of babies under the eye of men in black hoods… X4 also
mentions the pivotal prince [Alexandre de Merode] in the account of
Nathalie W.”
PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: “In
mid-’86 Castiaux invites X2 to an important evening in Woluwe. A big
villa with swimming pool close to the shopping center. He [Castiaux] is
one of the promoters and she must help him. Castiaux is a member of the
Rotary Club. Present: de Bonvoisin – Georges Desir – two brothers of de
Merode – de Meeus (Walibi [amusement park]) – the Prince and Princess
of Chimay – le Comte Emmanuel de Lichtervelde – Carteuvels – the
Count d’Urssel. X2 leaves the location about 02-03.00 AM.”
Forum topic on the May 2004 Sprout article: “The
mother of Charles de Selliers de Moranville is Anne Solvay. But he has
been accused by someone in the dossier ‘X’ (zie T1537/96, PR BOURLET,
BR.40.66.101310/97, PV 103.204/97), and also, and completely independent
but of the same facts, by a later witness (in 2003) who had nothing to
do with the X witnesses. This witness also says that Charles de
Selliers de Moranville is an organizer of sex parties with children, and
that these activities continue.”
I have no idea if what is stated about the 2003 witness is
true, only that the PVs referred to are accurate. I also don’t know if
Charles is the son of Anne Solvay, although it is known that members of
the de Selliers de Moranville are important shareholders of the Solvay
chemical concern, and also that some members of this family have
intermarried with the Solvays.
October 20, 1999, De Standaard (large Belgian newspaper), ‘De
kritische generatiewissel bij Solvay’ (‘The critical generation shift at
Solvay’): “Bernard de Laguiche, Michel Washer, Charles-Antoine
Janssen, Jacques de Selliers de Moranville. Their names do not give it
away, but they all are the present descendants of the entrepreneur
dynasty Solvay. In complete silence this generation of
Solvay-descendants is growing to the top.”
By Count Yann de Meeus d’Argenteuil. This details of this case can be found in the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix.
PV 118.479, December 3, 1996:
“Identification of places and people designated by X2:
Continuation PV 117.535 of the 19/11/96 and 117.536 of the 26/11/96
NASSEAUX Guy (27/02/43) Notary in WATERLOO
Spouse of DEHOUX Véronique (23/11/51)
BOURLEE Paul (17/04/29) lawyer – substitute justice of the peace
Spouse of DEHAYE Françoise
CASTIAUX Olivier (10/07/53) Bailiff of Justice”
Description of Dechef in BR.37.27.872/94: “Gamekeeper
or woodsman of Chateau Genval [a hotel] or La Hulpe [Chateau de La
Hulpe is owned by the Solvay family, including 227 hectares or 560 acres
of woodland].”

BR.37.27.872/94: “Dechef kept busy by following youngsters.
Dechef tortured. He has to give him fellatio until ejaculation in the
cellar of his building (Martini tower)… Delvaille was tied up and
beaten. He has been sodomized with a metal ruler. Marie-Jeanne (redhead)
was also a victim. Once another man participated.”
See the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix for more information on Chateau des Amerois..
*) PV 118.384, December 13, 1996: “Parties
in Eindhoven in 1988. An underage girl, a regular at this place,
underwent some cruelties and was never seen again. This girl told X2
that all men she had to endure were crazy. She spoke about a castle near
Brussels [like Chateau d’Argenteuil] where she went on Easter 1987, to a
madwoman, called Liliane. She said that it would be necessary to return
to the garden there. X2 understands that some bodies could be buried
there. X2 thinks about Liliane de Rety.”

*) PV 151.419, about X2’s Liliane statement: “… see the
statement of WAETERSCHOOT with regard to bodies that would have been
buried in the Park of a castle. LILIANNE could be Lilianne de RETHY and
the castle mentioned by WAET.”
Apparently, Nathalie Waeterschoot had instead been talking
about chateau de Ohain, which is close to both Domaine de Argenteuil
and Domaine de La Hulpe. See the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix for more information.
August 24, 2006,, ‘Delwart gunde Poetin Argenteuil niet’ (‘Delwart wouldn’t allow Putin to have Argenteuil’): “In
2004, Vladimir Putin wanted to buy the domain of Argenteuil. That has
been written by the former advisor of Princess Liliane, Michel
Verwilghen, in his book ‘Le mythe d’Argenteuil’. The domain was acquired
in 2004 by Jean-Marie Delwart, family shareholder of Solvay and ex-head
of the holding La Floridienne.”
PV 118.384, December 13, 1996: “Facts
of late 85/86. Karel brings X2 to the Mirano. She returned there 4-5
times thereafter. Every time: partouzes with distribution of coke.
Presence of 12-15 years old minors available until 03.00-04.00.
Generally: about ten children, [and] 25-30 adults of which 5-6 women of
[about] 50 years and 3-4 girls of [about] 18-20 years. The orgies
were opened by the older women… Present at orgies in the Mirano: de
Bonvoisin, Bourlee, Levi, Philippe… Princes Philippe and Laurent
but never actively participated; they looked while masturbating until
In the same PV: “In May 87 after having drunk and for a bet prince Laurent masturbated and ejaculated in a dish of bolognaise sauce.”
The Pinon
file is discussed in: 2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric Lavachery,
‘Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l’affaire Dutroux’ (‘Pedophilia
dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair’), Chapter 7. A
transcript of the conversation between Christine Doret, Jean-Claude
Garot and André Pinon, taped without the knowledge of
participant/witness Doret, has been included.
PV 151.829, June 2, 1997, ‘X3 hearing’
See the ‘victims and witnesses‘ appendix for more information.
Maurice Lippens and Jean-Pierre de Launoit (chairman) are members of
the support committee (Steuncomite) of the Belgian Kids Fund. (column at the bottom right)
A Barbara de Selliers de Moranville co-organized a huge party
for 3500 children in the garden of Countess François d’Ansembourg. This
was part of the Belgian Kids Foundation for Pediatric Research. (at the bottom)
“Prince Bernard de Merode
Born 17 May 1949, Rixensart
Married 22 September 1974, Etterbeek
Marie Francoise de Bonvoisin, daughter of Baron Dr.
Pierre de Bonvoisin and
Elisabeth Galopin
Born 15 May 1949 Etterbeek, Belgium”
*) Risk analysis website, list of directors:
*) January 18, 2004, Sunday Times, ‘Whitehall hires former spies to nail honours leak’: “The
government has hired a detective agency to uncover the mole behind
leaks to The Sunday Times which exposed the secrets of the honours
system… It is believed to be the first time a private agency has been
hired to conduct a government leak inquiry. The company is expected to
charge the Cabinet Office at least Pounds 5,000 a day… This weekend,
further Whitehall documents leaked to The Sunday Times revealed Risk
Analysis has been hired by the Cabinet Office to interrogate civil
servants. The company has offices in London’s Mayfair, Luxembourg and
Switzerland and has a track record of corporate investigations in Russia
and the Middle East. It is headed by Christopher Davy, CB, who spent
more than 26 years in the intelligence services. He has been described
as having worked for “the Ministry of Defence”, but Whitehall sources
say he worked for MI5. Martin Flint, the company’s managing director,
was for 20 years an intelligence officer with MI5, where he became one
of its most senior officials. Both men were unavailable for comment
November 8,
1996, Gazet van Antwerpen (Antwerp Gazette), ‘Demanet, de la Brassinne,
Doutrewe, Dejemeppe en de anderen: waar zijn de Rechtvaardige Rechters?’
(‘Demanet, de la Brassinne, Doutrewe, Dejemeppe and the others: where
are the Righteous Judges?’): “Brussels prosecutor [Benoit Dejemeppe],
who created a stir when he ‘inquired’ at the national brigade about
Annie Bouty, Nihoul’s ex-girlfriend, through the Brussels
GP-commissioner Georges Marnette. According to the PV [official report]
of the national GP, Dejemeppe asked if there actually were enough
elements to arrest Bouty and he would have proposed that her dossier
belonged in the car swindle dossier, and not in the pedophilia dossier.
Dejemeppe defends himself by asking why he wouldn’t be allowed to
inquire about a case ‘out of interest’ through his subordinates.”
Apparently, the membership list is private, but it can be accessed through the Google cache.
June 2001, Michel van Rijn: “Axel
Vervoordt, dealer in Schloss Art, has been accused by his house guest,
Amy Page [US art journalist], of fucking and raping young boys. During a
visit to my house in Rome, Amy told me that Axel’s favourite boys were
aged between 6 and 12. Now that I have evidence from Amy on tape telling
me about Axel’s hobby, I guess you don’t want to be seen dead in the
company of such a predacious paedophile, unless of course you share the
same hobby as this low-life. If it wasn’t for the work of alert and
hard-hitting investigative journalist, Jan Portein [Kleintje Muurkrant],
these serious allegations might have faded into oblivion.”

Excerpt of the conversation between Amy Page and van Rijn, secretly taped by van Rijn: “Amy:
“…I mean, Axel is not a bad man”. Van Rijn: “Beside the fact that he
likes little boys, he’s a nice guy”. Amy: “No more”. Van Rijn: “Oh, no
more?” Amy: “Not for years”. Van Rijn: “He sees the light now?” Amy:
“Well, I mean … Axel is changed. He became very much the pater
familias, you know”…”
Van Rijn used to be a notorious art smuggler who somehow
made a deal with Scotland Yard and is now exposing criminals in the art
world himself.
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 390: “In
the late afternoon of Saturday March 1, 1997, X1 is picked up by her
interviewers at her apartment in Wondelgem. They are accompanied by
detectives of the Antwerp GP [judicial police] of the Brasschaat BOB.
The idea is that she points out the way which she had traveled at the
time with Tony V. to reach the castle. X1 directs them to ‘s
Gravenwezel, and briefly loses the way there. A GP’er gives her a hint,
and some time later the convoy halts in front of a castle taken right
out of fairy tale, with a seemly little tower, a wide moat and a well
looked-after domain surrounding it. ‘It was here’, X1 says. The castle
belonged to a certain baron W. [de Caters] and is adjacent to the domain
of the well known antique dealer Axel Vervoordt. He biannually has a
public display [usually done for tax purposes], giving the
investigators the opportunity to nose around a bit. The peculiar thing
about the W. family is that they also own property in Knokke-Le Zoute,
in the streets where X1 already went to point out houses several months
Additional information: In an email conversation with Michel
van Rijn, the Vervoordts, surprisingly, referred to X1 as a
*) X1 in:
In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: “When the contractions
started her [X1’s] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers,
Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived.
[Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter… Vander Elst
puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her… She must
masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her
with a razor blade.”

*) X3 in:
PV 151.829, June 2, 1997: “She recognized the regent
Charles, King Baudouin and King Albert, and two others that she calls
Charly [De Pauw] and Polo [Paul Vanden Boeynants]… A hunt is prepared
by Charly and Polo… Gilles (12 years old??) was castrated by Polo…
Baby pulled out of the stomach and given to the dogs by Polo [Paul
Vanden Boeynants].”

PV 151.688 May 26, 1997: “X3 mentions the following people:… VANDEN BOEYNANTS PAUL… nicknamed POLO”
*) X4:
1999, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “Soon in the investigation
[interviews with X4] the names of politicians O. and E. are dropped as
‘regular customers’. By that time these had already been pointed out by
X1 and X3 as child killers.”
. Following the system used by this book
(reversing of the alphabet, works very consistently), O. is really L.
and E. is really V., indicating that V. is Vanden Boeynants. Indeed,
both X1 and X3 mentioned Vanden Boeynants as a child killer. There
doesn’t seem to be another possibility.
PV 114.224, September 27, 1996, ‘interview with Nathalie Waeterschoot’: “Forgeot
[owner Les Atrebates and Dolo] raped her several times when she was
10-12 years old. Other rapists met at the Dolo: Serge Kubla, mayor
of Waterloo. Also Léon Defosset, mayor of Etterbeek (deceased). Also
Simonet (man with glasses). No physical contact with Defosset and
Simonet. She also saw Vanden Boeynants, but always with women.”
PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, ‘Interview with X2 – Brabant-Wallon’: “At the Dolo Bil spoke with Bouhouche.”
*) PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “Sometimes
one awaked her in the night to bring her to the factory [ASCO abuse and
snuff factory]. Awakened by Tony, the driver of VDB [Henri Bil],
guard dog [not literally], the cameraman, her mother.”
*) 1999, ‘The X-dossiers’, p. 261: “X1 identified Madani Bouhouche as the very violent driver of the BMW who took her to ‘the factory’ …”
The Pinon
file is discussed in: 2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric Lavachery,
‘Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l’affaire Dutroux’ (‘Pedophilia
dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair’), Chapter 7. A
transcript of the conversation between Christine Doret, Jean-Claude
Garot and André Pinon, taped without the knowledge of
participant/witness Doret, has been included.
October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: “The
latter [Maud Sarr] testified that there existed video recordings [of
pedophilia during orgies], which were in the possession of the lawyer
Guy Francois. [Congressman/senator Hugo] Coveliers stated: “This claim
has never been investigated.” In an interview with VTM Maud Sarr gave
the names of Paul Vanden Boeynants and attorney-general Jaspar
[prosecuted the CCC bombers]…. According to Gijsels, the names of
prosecutor of the king Jean Depretre and gendarme commandant Léon
François were also mentioned.”
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 36-37: “When
the Gazet of Antwerpen in early November 1981 reported about the drug
trafficking in frozen meat, the editorial office of the paper also
received threatening phone calls. The trafficking which occurred is one
of the most mysterious aspects of the Francois affair where Vernaillen
and Goffinon [both survived assassination attempts] became embroiled
with. The drugs – hash and cocaine – were smuggled in frozen meat in
trucks of the company’s Congel and Boucheries Ghysels from Spain, via
the customs depot Mamer in Luxembourg to Belgium. Although the NDB
already knew about this three years before the arrival of the tipster,
the trucks kept passing the border unhindered. According to the tipster
of the High Committee, commandant [general] Francois and his right hand
Cammerman were always personally present when such a freezer truck was
due to arrive. One detail catches the eye here: important shareholder
and chairman of Boucheries Ghysels was Paul Vanden Boeynants. Congel, by
the way, is a subsidiary of the Ghysels Group.”
Examples of Baron de Bonvoisin being mentioned by X-Dossier witnesses.
*) X1 in:
In PV 118.869, December 12, 1996: “When the contractions
started her [X1’s] grandmother made a phone call. The Lippens brothers,
Vanden Boeynants and the assistant commissioner of Knokke arrived.
[Baron] De Bonvoisin and Vander Elst arrived thereafter… Vander Elst
puts a knife on her throat while Bonvoisin rapes her… She must
masturbate while Vander Elst makes a number of photos. Lippens rapes her
with a razor blade. When the child exited de Bonvoisin beat her.”

PV 100.399, January 11, 1997: “Translation of a fax of X1
of January 6, 1997: She speaks of someone who judged to see if she was
dangerous. It is about someone who prefers the violence: the sex is a
dessert… He often went to hunt with VDB – he works at Sabena. He
participated in the hunts on children… Tony brought her to a domain –
there were 4 other girls (Marianne; Valerie; Catharine; Sonja)…
[present:] VDB [Paul Vanden Boeynants] – person from Sabena – 4 Gd
[gendarme officers] – de Bonvoisin. There was also the gamekeeper who
raped the girls but did no more than that. Bonvoisin was the most
dangerous – he had come to kill… The girls run into the woods and each
time they are caught they have to remove a piece of clothing.
is forced by Bonvoisin to stay with him – she must choose and point
out the girls… Bonvoisin forces X1 pull the trigger while telling her
that if she misses she is shot. She fires on Sonja and kills her.
Marianne is killed with a cross-bow. X1 is raped and brought back home.”

*) X2 in:
PV 117.535, November 19, 1996: “Also parties with underaged
children in Eindhoven with Delvoie. 18th century Castle. Departure in
convoy from Knokke. The cars with German license plates followed with
the little girls. Reception at the castle = a woman = price of 2,000
Belgian franks per person [about 50 euros]. It is necessary to come with
another person. It is necessary to take off clothes. A bikini might be
accepted. Swimming pool – sauna – solar bench – cold buffet. [There are]
rooms without doors to [different] themes. Room with mirrors and
cameras. Room with several mattresses. Room with obstetric tables –
handcuffs – chains. Karel and X2 [went] 30-50 times to this castle
[seemingly an average of about once a month]. Same little girls as those
in Cromwell. Clients of the castle: Patrick Denis… Jean-Pierre van
Rossem… Baron de Bonvoisin… Jean-Paul Dumont…”
PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: “About
August-September ’85 an evening at the notary Nassaux in Waterloo =
party with 5 underage girls. Present: Castiaux and X2 – Nassaux and his
wife Veronique Dehoux [a judge] – Bourlee – Francois Harcq – Bayens and
others… In late November ’85 Castiaux brings X2 to a second residence
of Bourlee in Faulx Les Tombes. The wife of Bourlee and Carine Hanquinet
were present but left. After their departure the ones arrived that
were present at Nassaux, as well as the Baron de Bonvoisin – Bayens and
Harcq were not there. They arrived with little girls of less than 15
years. The party takes place at the first floor, but X2 remains below.
The girls are less relaxed than in Eindhoven and follow as sheep.
X2 heard screams of pain coming from the first floor. After one hour
Castiaux descends and leaves with X2.”
“Comte Herve d’Ursel
Born 24 November 1930, Bruxelles
Married 27 May 1959, Etterbeek
Marie-Cecile de Bonvoisin, daughter of Baron Prof. Dr.
Pierre de Bonvoisin and Elisabeth Galopin
Born 18 July 1934 Etterbeek”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 480: “Pertaining
to the facts which would have occurred in a villa where she noticed a
large amount of model ships, X1, after having been shown a picture,
formally recognized the villa of person F.S. [Count Herve d’Ursel]
during the hearing of February 8, 1997 (cfr. pv 150.322/97 February 27,
1997)… What he [Dernicourt] fails to mention in the re-reader’s
report, nor in his separate official report, is that several months
before, X1 went to identify the villa of F.S. and that her description
of the route was perfect in every detail. What he also leaves
unmentioned is that F.S. was shadowed twice by the gendarmerie in early
March 1997. He was followed to a chic private club in the center of
Brussels where also a car was parked of the company of the by X1
fingered abuser businessman S. [Hanet].”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulte and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-dossiers’, p. 248: “Present
at the first of three sex parties she [X1] mentioned industrialists Y.
and W., lawyer E., Annie Bouty, Michel Nihoul, Tony and trader in dogs
from the region of Mechels. What she noticed about the villa, was a
large pool and an impressive collection of model ships which were
exhibited inside just about all over the place [“villa des bateaux” of
Count Herve d’Ursel and Marie-Cecile de Bonvoisin d’Ursel]. The children
were forced to watch a sort of snuff movie, in which, according to X1,
two of her children were tortured. The purpose of the first night was an
initiation. The adults wore SM clothing and butchered a goat and a
rabbit in front of the eyes of the by then unclothed and tied up
children. According to X1, the whole ritual had nothing to do with
satanism and even less with bizarre sexual preferences of the adults –
they hated this – but everything with a well thought-out method to
condition the kids and to prevent that one of them would ever speak out.
After all, stories about butchered goats, rabbits and men in black
leather suits would not be believed by anyone. With ‘Kristien’ it went
totally wrong, X1 said. She kept resisting, refused to accept what
happened to her. X1 and Mieke, who had to force her to eat the heart of
the freshly-butchered rabbit, tried to keep her silent – which didn’t
*) PV 150.322, February 27, 1997: “X1
recognizes on a photo the owner of the “villa of the boats” where she
saw Christine Van Hees = Hervé de Ursel (24/11/30), spouse of
Marie-Cécile Bonvoisin… [address:] Clos des Lauriers 27 in Woluwe St.
Pierre [Brussels].”
*) Marie-Cecile d’Ursel did indeed live in the “villa des bateaux” at Clos des Lauriers 27 in Brussels:
2003, Moniteur Belge/Belgian State paper: “Mme de
Bonvoisin, Marie Cécile Ghislaine Elisabeth Pauline Symphorose,
domiciliée à [home at] 1150 Woluwé-Saint-Pierre, clos des Lauriers 27”.
*) PV 116.780, November 21, 1996: “To
remember Vincent is very painful… Wat. would have participated in a
“black mass” with other minors. Wat. relived some scenes of the past
and was terrorized by them. She speaks of minors marked with a red
iron and human sacrifices. She also speaks of prepared human meat that
the minors have to eat. During these evenings the minors were raped by
the participants. She speaks of the presence in these masses of a
certain Claudio and Prince Alexander de Merode.”

*) PV 150.683, March 12, 1997, ‘Interview with Waeterschoot; Identification of Claudio’: “Vincent = Alexandre de Merode”
*) 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “Hearing
after hearing the boundaries are pushed further. Extreme torture, rape
scenes, murders of babies under the eye of men in black hoods… X4 also
mentions the pivotal prince [Alexandre de Merode] in the account of
Nathalie W.”
PV 117.536, November 26, 1996: “In
mid-’86 Castiaux invites X2 to an important evening in Woluwe. A big
villa with swimming pool close to the shopping center. He [Castiaux] is
one of the promoters and she must help him. Castiaux is a member of the
Rotary Club. Present: de Bonvoisin – Georges Desir – two brothers of de
Merode – de Meeus (Walibi [amusement park]) – the Prince and Princess
of Chimay – le Comte Emmanuel de Lichtervelde – Carteuvels – the
Count d’Urssel. X2 leaves the location about 02-03.00 AM.”
In PV 151.044, March 27, 1997: “The
events in Chimay. She went 5-6 times. In an immense wood… She was
forced to go. She was never a [visual] witness of whatever was done.
Participated: the most violent of the group in Knokke, among them the
Lippens brothers. In Chimay she heard shouting and gunfire… It was
around the Castle of Chimay. The wood is surrounded by a wall. Those
were screams of children of maybe 10 years. She thinks there were 4-5
This is the year that the planning for the aborted 1973 coup allegedly started.
*) 1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 177-179:
“Several authors already pointed out that there exists an
interesting similarity between the ideas and persons of such
organizations as the CEPIC, the Ordre du Rouvre, the WACL and the Order
of Malta [not to mention Opus Dei]. In the early 1970s the leading
figures of these organizations regularly met each other at the
headquarters of the in 1969 founded Cercle des Nations… Paul Vanden
Boeynants, Jo Gerard, Paul Vankerkhoven, Vincent vanden Bossche and
Jacques Jonet interact there with a wide array of individuals like
prince Francois de Merode, the French lawyer Jean Violet [founder and
head of Cercle Pinay], Richard van Wijck, Benoit de Bonvoisin and
numerous others. Founded in 1969 by Paul Vankerkhoven, the Cercle des
Nations soon became the rotating platter where rightist nobility figures
and similar businessmen and politicians could ventilate their
anti-democratic and neo-Nazi sympathies without having to hold back.
Thus the Cercle organized in April 1970 a reception in honor of the
colonel’s regime in Greece, a celebration which caused serious incidents
between progressive students of the ULB [a university across the
street] and participants of the reception. The same scenario could be
seen in January 1976 when the Cercle found it necessary -at the
initiative of Paul Vankerkhoven- to celebrate the tenth birthday of the
dictatorship of Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti.
The magazine L’Eventail, owned by Baron Adelin van Yperseel de
Strihou, later taken over by Richard van Wijck, acted as the official
publication of the Cercle des Nations. In the 1970s the editorial office
indulged itself in lyrical reports about the Greek colonels, the
apartheid in South-Africa and the white-minority government in Rhodesia.
Paul Vankerkhoven even published in L’Eventail an exclusive interview
with his idol Pinochet. While in the 1970s in both Flanders and Walloon a
coup is being worked on by ex-colonialists, soldiers, gendarmes and
leaders of the extreme right to establish an authoritarian state, the
aristocracy of the Cercle openly symphatizes with the dictatorships of
Franco in Spain, Salazar in Portugal and Pinochet in Chili.
Also the Belgian department of the WACL, which -then more than
now- followed a virulent extreme-right course, came to full fruition
in the salons of the Cercle under the leadership of Paul Vankerkhoven
and baron Adelin van Yperseel de Strihou. The political climate in the
Cercle and the WACL is then virtually identical. While the Cercle
organizes receptions for the most depraved dictatorships, the WACL
directors takes up dictators as Somoza, Stroessner and Pinochet in her
ranks and opens the doors for Nazi organizations and even for the
Argentinian death squads of Lopez Rega.
The interesting connection between the CEPIC, the Cercle
des Nations and the WACL has a simple reason: the three organizations
are led by the same figures of which most also are members of or
maintain good relations with the Ordre du Rouvre and the Order of

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), p. 172: “In
the 1980s, Dancing Mirano together with the Circus and the Parc Savoy
was one of the private clubs of the Cercle des Nations, the milieu of
the CEPIC nobility and the right side of the PRL. Against many of its
members lawsuits were filed. Here we find, amongst others, arms dealer
Boas of Asco, Benoit de Bonvoisin, the real estate brokers Blaton and
Charly De Pauw, ex-prime minister Vanden Boeynants… Philippe Cryns
[accused of running a child prostitution network in the Mirano] could
also be found in the VDB-circle.”

*) 1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, pp. 336-337: “Philippc
C. [Cryns] was not the first the best. Together with heavyweights of
the real estate sector and direct acquaintances of former premier Paul
Vanden Boeynants, he established Parc Savoy nv in 1985. That company,
which had made it its purpose to exploit bars and restaurants and to
organize ‘cultural and social gatherings’, turned out to be connected to
the very influential Cercle des Nations. That is a private club with
amongst its 81 founding members numerous noblemen, business men,
bankers, diplomats and politicians, of which certain names were cited by
the X-witnesses.”
*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in
het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux
trial’), p. 132: “Cercle des Nations, headquarters of the
salon-going extreme right… In the early 1970s, that Cercle organized
activities in support of the Greek fascist colonels who got into power
through a coup, which had been covered by NATO. For years, Justice had
seen nothing or did not want to see anything which went on behind that
respectable facade. Justice nevertheless knew that there was a criminal
gang within Cercle des Nations which was active in haute finance,
politics and the Brussels night life. Among the members: Roger Boas of
the company ASCO, the jeans producer Pierre Salik, count Herve d’Ursel
and his brother-in-law Benoit de Bonvoisin, count Richard van Wijck,
count Giorgio Gherardi Dandolo, real estate promoter Ado Blaton,
ex-minister Jacques Van Offelen, Fernand Ullens de Schooten, Freddy
Liénard, investment advisor Léo Levy and of course the most important,
minister of state Paul Vanden Boeynants.”
*) 1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 150: “The
PIO was a by Vanden Boeynants in 1974 established military parallel
intelligence service headed by major Jean-Marie Bougerol. This intimate
of de Bonvoisin and Vanden Boeynants is an old member of the military
intelligence service SDRA8 and has never tried to shove his extreme
right sympathies under chairs or couches. By the way, it was thanks to
the influence and support of de Bonvoisin that Bougerol had been placed
at the helm of PIO.”

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 89-93: “The
Public Information Office was founded in 1974 by the Army command as a
counterbalance to what they saw as subversive reporting about the Army.
Management was taken care of by major Jean Bougerol, who had the
unconditional support of lieutenant-general Roman [a close
anti-communist counter-subversion associate of de Bonvoisin], chief of
staff of the Army… During a visit of Vanden Boeynants to the PIO of
Bougerol, Baron de Bonvoisin had been inconspicuously present… PIO
worked closely together with the military intelligence service ADIV
(SGR) and with the SDRA… SDRA also asked the soldiers of the PIO to
brief them… PIO consisted of two branches: a civilian and a military
one. The members of the military branch had to infiltrate in and use
organizations that were favorable to the military, like the NEM-clubs,
CEPIC, but also sinister templar orders as the Confrerie des
Hospitaliers de Notre-Dame d’Aulne, the Ordre Souverain et militaire de
Temple de Jerusalem and the Milice de Jesus-Christ. Of PIO-members it
was expected that within these organizations they participated in votes
to press through their point of view. In other cases workshops and
lectures were held in front of extreme-right groups as the Front de la
Jeunesse. Within the PIO framework Bougerol had built a parallel
intelligence-action network for counter-information and intelligence
research: the Miller group. Bougerol used the name Miller as his
pseudonym in the paper La Derniere Heure. To clarify: Miller was
Bougerol himself. The Miller group acted as real undercover teams… The
magazine Knack openly asked itself for which reason major Bougerol of
the PIO and and Andre Louis of the Vanden Boeynants administration had
so much interest in all journalists who published about Asco, Eurosystem
and Vanden Boeynants… Bougerol knew his way in the extreme-right
milieu. He gave assignments to [Francis] Dossogne, the leader of Front
de la Jeunesse [a private Nazi militia, funded by de Bonvoisin]…”
*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 125:
“The stay-behind network which during the Cold War operated in Belgium,
as the Senate investigation found, had two branches: SDRA8 and STC/Mob.
SDRA8 was the military branch located within the military secret
service, Service General du Renseignement (SGR), under the direction of
the Defence Ministry. The branch SDRA8, also spelled SDRA VIII, stands
for ‘service de documentation, de renseignement et d’action VIII’
(service for documentation, intelligence and action). The members of
SDRA8 were military men, trained in combat and sabotage, parachute
jumping and maritime operations. SDRA8, next to information gathering,
was trained to organise evacuation routes if an occupation of Belgium
should occur. If the entire territory were occupied, some SDRA8 agents
had to accompany the Belgian government abroad and liaise with the
secret agents who remained in Belgium to combat the enemy.”
*) October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: “… so, in 1977, Latinus was attracted as an intelligence agent by the PIO.”
*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), p. 93: “Besides that, Paul Latinus, the WNP leader, was a military lecturer of the PIO.”
*) 1990,
Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’
(‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 113:
“Latinus had become a member of the Front [de la Jeunesse] in 1978.
He himself claimed to have infiltrated in the Front on orders of an
American intelligence service… Latinus himself has always maintained
that he was an agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the US
military counterpart of the CIA.”

*) October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: “Around
1981, Paul Latinus testified more than once that he worked for the
American intelligence services. Also his assistant, Marcel Barbier,
claimed to work for an international organization of which he never
wanted to give the name… On top of that, Paul Latinus testified in
1983 that his organization, the WNP, to which Libert, Barbier and others
belonged, worked for an unnamed allied power and countered the Soviet
infiltration in Belgium (Le Soir, October 1983).”
*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 145: “Paul
Latinus was a high-ranking European right-wing terrorist. According to
his own testimony he was, amongst other sources, paid by the military
secret service of the Pentagon, the US Defence Intelligence Agency
(DIA). A former nuclear science technician and informer for the Belgian
Surete Latinus had been recruited in 1967, aged 17, by the DIA. Later
NATO trained him. Belgian journalist Haquin who had written a book on
terrorist Latinus relates that ‘during a juridical investigation in
which he was involved, Latinus named this foreign organisation: It was
the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), the military equivalent to the
*) 1990,
Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’
(‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 111:
“Thanks to a number of forceful letters of recommendation by the
then PSC-chairman Vanden Boeynants…, secretary of state Cecile Goor
(PSC-CEPIC), vice-premier Jose Desmarets (PSC-CEPIC), Pierre Jonnart
(chairman of the Brussels PSC and chairman of the national bureau of the
CEPIC) and Jean Breydel (secretary-general of the CEPIC) Latinus in
succession became RVA-public worker, vice-advisor at the BTK-service of
the Ministry of Work and Employment and BTK-advisor at the political
cabinet of secretary of state Cecile Goor.”
Ibid., pp. 105, 113: “Within
the WNP Marcel Barbier is considered the right hand of Latinus… It is
clear, Latinus would build the WNP in top secret to an intelligence
service. The info-section came under the authority of ‘captain’ Michel
Libert, the security department was entrusted to ‘captain’ Barbier.”
*) 1990,
Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’
(‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 112:
“Until 1981 he [Jean-Francis Calmette] was a security agent at the
security firm Wackenhut where he, amongst others, recruited Marcel
Barbier and Eric Lammers.”

*) September 1992, Spy Magazine: “In 1977, Wackenhut
obtained special permission to operate in Belgium; according to Edward
Herman and Gerry O’Sullivan’s The Terrorism Industry, Wackenhut ‘quickly
got involved with right-wing terrorists who were themselves linked to
state security agents.’ Wackenhut’s local director in Brussels,
Jean-Francis Calmette, was a rightist who had hired and given combat
instruction to members of Westland New Post, a Belgian fascist group.
Wackenhut left Belgium in the early 1980s, following accusations that
its guards were luring immigrant children into basements and beating
March 1, 1994, The Humanist, ‘Inman’s friends and
other enemies. (the troubling history and media treatment of Bobby Ray
Inman)’: “During the heyday of Reagan’s foreign policy, Inman served
on the board of directors of the Wackenhut Corporation… Wackenhut
employees seem to have a thing for indigenous paramilitaries. In the
late 1970s, TWC sought and obtained special permission from the Belgian
government to operate there. By 1982, however, the company had succeeded
in hiring several neo-Nazi thugs from Belgium’s notoriously violent and
anti-Semitic Westland New Post. One such employee was Marcel Barbier,
who Wackenhut assigned to guard a synagogue (!) on the Rue de la Regence
in 1982. The synagogue mysteriously blew up on Barbier’s watch. Ah, you
may say, but Barbier was just a low-level employee. Unfortunately,
TWC’s local director for the city of Brussels turned out to be
Jean-Francis Calmette, who both trained and armed members of the
Westland New Post. Not surprisingly, some other like-minded TWC
employees were caught luring immigrant children into basements and
beating them (see Jan Capelle, “Westland New Post: Ombres et Lumieres,”
Article 31, Belgique, July 30, 1987). Wackenhut beat a hasty retreat out
of Belgium shortly after these disclosures. ”
*) 1990,
Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’
(‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp.
144-150, 153: “In the first interview Lekeu told journalist Gilbert
Dupont that in the late 1970s he had become a member of Group G, a
Nazi-inspired parallel secret organization within the gendarmerie. Group
G was directed from outside of the gendarmerie by Francis Dossogne and
Paul Latinus, the leaders of Front de la Jeunesse. As has been
sufficiently proven in the mean time, both the Front de la Jeunesse as
well as Dossogne and Latinus at the time were on the pay-list of baron
de Bonvoisin, in turn the political handyman of Paul Vanden Boeynants.
Group G would have stood for ‘Groupe d’Action Politique’. Other sources
speak about ‘Groupe de la Gendarmerie’, after the sister organization of
the Group G in the Army, the Group M (Groupe Militaire). Next to these
there also existed cells at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) –
consisting of candidate gendarme officers who studied criminology at
this university, , the Royal Military School, the Mobile Legion, the
Special Intervention Squadron (Diana Group), in the narcotics section of
the Brussels BOB and different other brigades of the gendarmerie.
According to detectives who anno 1989 tried to get an idea of the extent
of this extreme-right infiltration, at least sixty personnel from the
gendarmerie would be involved. The organizational structure of Group G
consisted of different cells who knew nothing about each others
existence and inner workings. It is also admitted then that the
infiltration might well have been a lot more extensive than the
estimated sixty personnel.”
“Martial Lekeu claimed to have been recruited by Didier
Mievis, a BOB officer who worked at the Central Bureau for Intelligence
and was described by Lekeu as the recruiting officer of the Front at the
gendarmerie. Lekeu also regularly took part in informal gatherings at
the Brussels ‘Hotel de la Pompe’ with commandant Francois [invited
by the US Army’s CID in 1969; educated by the DEA; received by
President Nixon; secretary of the International Drug Enforcement
Association; founded the gendarmerie’s National Bureau for Drugs (NBD)
in the 1972-1975 period with Paul “VdB” Vanden Boeynants and CIA
support, and became the NBD’s initial head; always present at the border
when a new large shipment of marihuana and cocaine of VdB’s company was
smuggled into Belgium; leading member of the subversive and fascist
Group G, together with DEA agent Frank Eaton; provided the CIA chief in
Belgium with intelligence about leftists and other dissident groups;
accused in 1990 by prostitute Maud Sarr of involvement in orgies with
minors, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and Jean Depretre (both
accused by other sources as well); one of his successors at the NBD,
general Beaurir was also accused of pedophilia and was also part of the
CEPIC circle]
of the NBD and Frank Eaton (his friend, pilot and DEA agent Jean-Francois Buslik, was tied with his friend Madani Bouhouche to a number of assassinations) of the DEA…”
“According to Lekeu, the Group G and Group M were working on a
coup since 1975. This coup had to be the brought about through a whole
series of terrorist actions and would hand the power to the Centre
Politique des Independants et Cadres Chretiens, the CEPIC, the in 1981
dissolved extreme-right wing of the French-language christian-democratic
party PSC. In that period, Paul Vanden Boeynants was defense
secretary and chairman of the CEPIC. Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, aka the
Black Baron, in that period was another member of the board of directors
and the national treasurer of the CEPIC. Since the newspaper De Morgen
published on May 19, 1981 the contents of a confidential nota of State
Security, we know that the Front de la Jeunesse and Nouvel Europe
Magazine in those years were financed by the CEPIC and de Bonvoisin.”
“Lekeu did make other
revelations as well: so the the never solved theft of the
fifteen Heckler und Koch machine guns in the night of December 31, 1981
from the Group Diana barracks would have been the work of Group G
[tightly linked to Madani Bouhouche, so very much possible]… Also the
failed assassinations on colonel Vernaillen and adjutant Goffinon should
be written on the account of Group G, according to Lekeu. Lekeu stated
he got out when the organization began to organize the terrorist attacks
of the Gang [of Nijvel]. On April 1, 1984, he left the gendarmerie and
on August 20 of that same year he fled to the United States, together
with his family. Lekeu claimed his and his family’s lives were in danger
after he had informed the BOB in Waver about what he knew about a
number of gendarme officers involved in the Gang of Nijvel. Shortly
before having relocated to Florida, he would have received death
threats. In these telephone calls threats were also made against his
wife and five children, according to Lekeu. Additionally, the person who
called him up turned out to be very well informed about the daily
activities and movements of the family members…”
“Although the testimonies of Martial Lekeu possibly should be
taken with a pinch of salt, there indeed exists a confidential note,
dated March 18, 1985 (plus at least two updated versions from August and
December 1985), filed by BOB officer Gerard Bihay of the Info-section
of the Wavers gendarmerie, in which the existence of Group G is
confirmed. Besides the signature of Bihay, this document also carries
the signatures of captain Stockman, adjutant Guy Dussart and sergeant
Frans Balfroid. The summary of no less than 39 pages, created for
examining magistrate Schlicker, mentions in connection to this the
names… Madani Bouhouche and Martial Lekeu. Furthermore the report
Bihay contains an very cryptic sentence of which nobody can deny the
importance: ‘It seems that a number of (criminal) facts in
Walloon-Brabant are directly linked to certain financial and political
interests…’ In the mean time, further investigations into the
activities of Group G have shown that in the late 1970s and early 1980s a
number of extreme-right gendarme officers participated as instructors
in the training camps of Front de la Jeunesse in the neighborhood of La
Roche [Calmette of Wackenhut and Bouhouche, for instance]…”
“The Delta-team, under the leadership of substitute
[magistrate] Willy Acke and examining magistrate Freddy Troch, in the
mean time, has found out that the Neo-Nazi Group G really did exist. In
the first half of 1989, the team succeeded in locating and questioning
about a dozen former members of Group G. From what they found it turns
out that the revelations of Lekeu contain a considerable amount of
truth, even though the ex-companions of Lekeu for obvious reasons tried
to minimalize their
role in Group G. “
*) Additional information on the Group G and related
investigations of Bihay, Stockman, Dussart and Balfroid: 1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 169-170: “Moreover,
the existence of plans for a coup was also confirmed by adjutant-chief
Dussart of the Wavers BOB. On November 29, 1989, Dussart testified in a
closed session of the parliamentary investigating committee that he, in
December 1985 and March 1986 had been informed by two members of high
nobility -both also members of Opus Dei- about a conspiracy in which at
least nine members of that organization plus a number of officers and
generals of the army and gendarmerie were involved… So would several
gatherings of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg,
property of Opus Dei… Also Verdun bumped into Opus Dei during his
investigation of the Gang [of Nijvel], and he also collided with the
general staff and ultimately left the gendarmerie, harassed into

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 109-110, 112-113: “On
April 25 and 28, 1997, the members of the mixed Delta-cell of examining
magistrate Troch, consisting of gendarme officers and members of the
judicial police, had testified extensively in front of the Gang
Commission. Gendarme officers Sack and Collewaert and GPP officer Van
Rie of the Brussels police went in detail about their conflicts with the
group Reyniers-Marnette-Zimmer of the Brussels judicial police:
‘Another case we would like the to take a look at is a peculiar one. It
pertains to the case which was referred to by examining magistrate
Bulthe as the trio Reyniers-Marnette-Zimmer [coincidentally, all three have been directly or closely indirectly linked to child abuse].
Every time we came into contact with these people there almost occurred
an incident. We concluded that Reyniers had information about the
possible involvement of Papadopoulos and Philippe De Staercke in the
facts in Wilsere in March 1985; about the post office robbery in
Verviers with an Uzi, which had been stolen in Wilsele, and about the
robberies in Overijse and Aalst of the Gang of Nijvel. That information
hasn’t reached us… About the involvement of the extreme-right in the
gendarmerie – and more exactly within the Group G – we did extensive
investigations. We conducted a search at just about every gendarme
officer who had been involved in that. Those individuals were also
thoroughly questioned. At the moment we took on a GPP’er [judicial
police officer], an ex-gendarme officer and a friend of Lekeu [Bernard
Devillet], as a possible suspect in Group G, there came a pretty strong
reaction from the judicial police in Brussels. At that moment there came
an interference in our investigation.’ [Troch confirmed the
interference with support of Dejemeppe]…”

“On October 11, 1986, based on testimonies of Mievis,
member of the Group G where Mievis himself was the contact of Front de
la Jeunesse leader Francis Dossogne, Delta-member Collewaert filed an
official report. Mievis was present at an extreme-right training camp
and testified that at that camp he had noticed two members of the
judicial police. One of them was [Yves] Zimmer… [Mievis:] ‘There were
about twenty participants. The daily activities consisted of
paramilitary exercises. In the morning there was a salute to the flag,
which bore a Celtic white cross… They themselves told me they were
with the GPP, and Dossogne told me this when they arrived. I think
Dossogne thereafter told them I was a soldier… One of them
introduced himself as Zimmer.'”
Published on
May 19, 1981 in De Morgen. Also published in the 1981 book
‘Extreem-rechts en de staat’ (‘Extreme-right and the state’) of Walter
De Bock, Jan Cappelle, Serge Dumont, Anne Maesschalk, Franz Legros and
Michel Graindorge. Also published in 1990, Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende &
Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20
years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 180-181.
October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.
2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 144.
This mix of Martial Lekeu’s statements come from two sources:
*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar
destabilizering in België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of
destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 145-146.
2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 144.
This is widely acknowledged. Go to the ‘alleged assassinations‘ appendix for some details.
More details can be found in ‘the accused‘ appendix.
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 84-85:
“The ‘pink ballets’ affair covers many dossiers. The Pinon case is the
most well-known, but only consists of lies, half truths and well known
names from other real dossiers. In reality this was an insignificant
divorce dossier that was used by the extreme-right as blackmail dossier
against the political institutions… Benoit de Bonvoisin walked with
his blackmail dossier the Tour of Belgium to complicate and contaminate
the important judicial investigations. Albert Raes, the head of State
Security, was linked to the Pinon Dossier. This was mixed in with a
number of prominent names from the Fortunato Israel dossiers, so that
those in the know understood that the authors of the Pinon dossier knew
about the situations of the late 1970s. What could produce some
additional pressure on the blackmail kettle, because this raised the
suspicion by those in the know that de Bonvoisin kept the dossier as a
joker behind his hand. The Nivelles prosecutor Depretre, who hid the
Pinon dossier in his suitcase, at the time was not the designated abuse
substitute of the Eurosystem-Montaricourt-Fortunato dossiers by
coincidence. De Bonvoisin’s primary reason was to settle the score with
State Security… The only really interesting dossier is that of
Montaricourt and Fortunato Israel and leading to Eurosystem
Report of the Gang Commission, report, p. 31: “Furthermore,
it has been the case that prosecutor Depretre at the very least
provoked an exaggerated interest in the Pinon case by handling this
dossier in a mysterious way and keeping it in a locked vault on his
Not an
unreasonable conclusion when Latinus “infiltrated” the Front on behalf
of the DIA a year after he had been recruited by PIO. Like Bougerol,
Latinus’ career was supported by the CEPIC leadership. As for Francis
Dossogne: 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names
from the cover up’), p. 93: “Bougerol knew his way in the extreme-right milieu. He gave assignments to Dossogne, the leader of Front de la Jeunesse…” In this case there’s also a lot of supporting evidence.
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 94-95: “After
the official dissolvent of the PIO in 1978 the ties to extreme-right
groups as the Front de la Jeunesse only became stronger… In the mid
1980s [actually, in the early 1980s] the private firm EIM (European
Institute of Management) began to operate as the follow-up of the PIO.
Gendarme captain Schot, coordinator of the Gang cell, remembered how the
military security service SGR had supplied him with information about
PIO and EIM. The right-hand of Bougerol, his PIO secretary Marie Therese
Legon, moved from her job at the PIO to EIM. In March 1980, she was
secretary-general and in June 1981 security advisor of EIM. Without any
problems this firm EIM and Marie Therese Legon had gotten a security
clearance of the industrial security section of the SGR. On August 7,
1981, a new chairman came in at EIM: the former Belgian US-ambassador
Douglas MacArthur II, also a manager at group BBL [Banque
Bruxelles Lambert; source: appendix to the Belgian State magazine,
trade partnerships 1981, October 28, 1981, no. 1926-27]
. On March
30, 1981, antiterrorism, amongst other things, was added to her trade
activities next to private security and security advise. Through their
good contacts EIM was able to obtain several important security
contracts providing security for diplomatic conferences at the Egmont
palace and Hertoginnedal. EIM also maintained contact with the US
embassy in Brussels, with the purpose to acquire important security
contracts for American weapon depots in Belgium.”
Biography of Douglas MacArthur II, complied from the Who’s Who, old newspaper archives and the internet:
Born in 1909; Episcopalian; nephew of the famous general;
member Yale Wolf’s head society; ambassador to Paris 1938-1940;
ambassador to the Fascist Vichy government 1940-1942; held in Nazi
internment for 16 months after Petain broke off relations with the US in
1942; member General Eisenhower’s SHAEF staff in 1944; ambassador to
Italy 1944-1948; became chief of the State Department’s Division of
European Affairs in 1949; political advisor to SHAPE headquarters in
France 1951-1952; counselor US Department State in Washington 1953-1957;
member CFR from the 1950s to the late 1980s; ambassador to Japan in
Tokyo 1957-1961; ambassador to Brussels 1961-1965; assistant secretary
of state and head of the State Department’s Bureau of Congressional
Relations 1965-1967; ambassador to Austria 1967-1969; ambassador to Iran
during the Shah’s reign 1969-1972 (retired after evading a kidnapping
attempt); independent international affairs consultant in Washington
1972-1997; director Banque Bruxelles Lambert (only source: 1998, Stef
Janssens,’The names from the cover up’, p. 95): “; since 1981, chair of
the European Institute of Management (EIM), a privatized fascist army
intelligence group which tried to undermine the Belgian democratic
process and appears to have been at the center of a child abuse, torture
and murder ring; member of the editorial advisory board of The
Washington Times since Sun Myung Moon founded it in 1982; chaired Moon’s
World Media Conference in Tokyo in the mid-1980s; openly supported the
Women’s Federation for World Peace when Moon founded it in 1987;
founding chair of Sun Myung Moon-funded Panda Motor Corp in China since
1988, a company that went bankrupt within a few years (October 16, 1989,
Daily Herald, ‘Moon-backed Panda car drives into skepticism of auto
industry’); his uncle Douglas MacArthur saved Moon during the invasion
of Korea; big supporter of the UN’s Temple of Understanding; died in
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), p. 95: “Barbier, by the way, got a job as security guard with EIM without any trouble.”
Ibid.: “A
good acquaintance of Bougerol, gendarme colonel Mayerus, became
administrative-director of EIM the same day of the change in the
company’s statutes in 1981…”
*) 1990,
Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’
(‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 112:
“This ban did not prevent Calmette, at the initiative of colonel
Mayerus, to become involved from 1974 on in the physical training of the
first draft of gendarme officers of the Diana Group. His [Calmette’s]
political contacts with Madani Bouhouche, Robert Beijer and Christian
Amory also stem from this period.”
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 95-96: “From
a testimony of a retired gendarme colonel it further turns out…. that
Mayerus would have referred a person to WNP leader Latinus for carrying
out security projects.”
Ibid., p. 96: “After
his retirement Mayerus would often stop by the offices of the Brussels
BOB. When the gendarmerie found out that Mayerus worked for EIM and that
this firm had close ties with American officials, he was formally
denied access to the BOB offices. According to BOB officers Ruth and
Lachlan there was a strong suspicion that Mayerus came to get BOB
information to use it for EIM purposes. There also circulated rumors at
the gendarmerie that after Mayerus had joined EIM, he had also brought
in Bougerol.”
Described in
detail in the 1990 book ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in
België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in
Belgium’). Some more details can be found in ‘the accused‘ appendix.
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 19-20: “On
March 28, 1979, the Brussels substitute [magistrate] Depretre demanded
that the famous dossier [Israel-Montaricourt] and the search warrant
were transferred to him… The case ceased being worked on from that
moment. The Fortunato Israel was also annulled by Depretre, who later in
front of the Gang Commission was unable to remember anything of his
peculiar role in the dossiers Montaricourt, Fortunato Israel and
Eurosystem… By the way, for his role in the in these dossiers Depretre
was criticized by the Gang Commission [p. 31]:
‘It was Mr.
Depretre who, as first substitute, dismissed the dossier Fortunato
Israel. The commission judges that the dossiers in question did not
receive a normal treatment. It does not agree with the position of the
then first substitute Depretre that the non-prosecution of Fortunato
Israel in these circumstances was a responsible decision.'”
Also see note 238.
PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, ‘Interview with X2; Brabant Walloon’: “Depretre sent love letters to X2. He would give these letters to Castiaux [X2’s pimp].”
PV 118.380, December 12, 1996, ‘Interview with X2; Oliver Castiaux’: “PR [prosecutor] Depretre was in love with X2.”
October 14, 1997, regular session of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives: “The
latter [Maud Sarr] testified that there existed video recordings [of
pedophilia during orgies], which were in the possession of the lawyer
Guy Francois. [Congressman/senator Hugo] Coveliers stated: “This claim
has never been investigated.” In an interview with VTM Maud Sarr gave
the names of Paul Vanden Boeynants and attorney-general Jaspar
[prosecuted the CCC bombers]…. According to Gijsels, the names of
prosecutor of the king Jean Depretre and gendarme commandant Léon
François were also mentioned.”
*) October
10, 2001, Solidair magazine, ‘Een complot van de Amerikaanse en
Belgische regering en extreem-rechts’ (‘A conspiracy of the American and
Belgian government and the extreme-right’) (interview with sociologist,
researcher and author Ludo De Witte): “We know that since the
summer of 1960 both the Americans as the Belgians set several
assassination plans against Lumumba… And just recently the Belgian
officer Paul Heureux confirmed that an assassination had been set up by
journalist Jo Gerard, the well known supporter of King Leopold III and
employee of Paul Vanden Boeynants. This assassination plot was also
organized under the supervision of colonel Marliere in consultation with
his superiors.
[Question of Solidaire:] “Before the
investigating committee the Belgian officer Paul Heureux has stated that
the extreme-right journalist Jo Gerard provided him with a machine gun
and two million Belgian franks with the assignment to give this to the
assassin who had to kill Lumumba. Who is that Jo Gerard?”
“During WWII Gerard was active in the anti-communist
resistance. After the war he soon became an anti-communist propagandist
and supporter of a strong regime around king Leopold. He also was one of
the driving forces behind the neo-fascist journal Europe Magazine that
wrote about the Congoleze in the most racist of terms. I remember a
front page of Europe Magazine of July 1960 with the heading: “Congo
handed over to the beasts”. That is the style of Jo Gerard. In those
years Gerard also played an important role in the political march of
Paul Vanden Boeynants and with the build up of the right-wing of the PSC
The book of Ludo de Witte became responsible for a congressional investigation.
*) January 18, 2001, Belgian Senate, Parliamentary
proceedings, ‘In memory of Mr. Paul Vanden Boeynants, minister of
state’: “In 1949 he [Paul Vanden Boeynants] founded together with Jo Gerard a committee for the revival of the PSC.”
*) 1990, Hugo Gijssels, ‘De Bende & Co.’, p. 174: “Paul
Vankerkhoven, renowned member of the Ordre du Rouvre, establishes in
1969 the ‘Ligue Internationale de la Liberté (LIL), the Belgian branch
of the ‘World Anti-Communist League’ (WACL). That same year he
establishes in Brussels the select but controversial Cercle des
Nations… possibly more important is his membership in the notorious
extreme-right ‘Centre Européen de Documentation et Information’ (CEDI)
of which Vankerkhoven is secretary-general. CEDI was established in 1949
and is headed by Otto von Habsburg, who is chairman for life.”

*) 1997, Robert Hutchinson, ‘Their Kingdom Come’, p. 153: “In
1949, the year after the Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia, he
[Alfredo Sanchez Bella] co-founded with Archduke Otto von Habsburg the
European Centre of Documentation and Information (CEDI),
objective was to construct around the Spanish Borbóns a federation of
European states united in Christianity and anti-Communism. This sounded
very much like a modern resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire over which
Charles V had reigned.”
1990, Hugo Gijssels, ‘De Bende & Co.’, pp. 117, 179, 182, 204: “Bernard
Mercier fits perfectly in their company. This CEPIC director moves in
international extremist water and frequents in Brussels a number of
members of foreign intelligence agencies. After the death of the Spanish
dictator Franco he traveled with major Bougerol and Angele Verdin to
Spain… On that occasion Mercier is dressed in a black shirt and he
gets the Spanish Medal ‘for proven services’ pinned on. Mercier is also
cited as one of the top players of WNP… In the rue du Mont Blanc the
WNP had been given access to a flat by CEPIC director Bernard Mercier…
[Mercier] himself was one of the heads of the WNP, in which he had the
title of… ‘inspector-general’… In the 1960s and 1970s, Aginter Press
[Portuguese CIA-controlled stay-behind] stood in contact with Belgian
organizations as Jeune Europe, Nouvelle Europe Magazine and WACL via two
Belgian contacts, Jean Thiriart and Francis Dessart. It is also certain
that Thiriart and Dessart worked together with Emile Lecerf, Bernard
Mercier, Jacques Jonet and Paul Vankerkhoven.”
Excerpts of
the document can be found on p. 205 of the 1990 book ‘De Bende &
Co.’and on p. 118 of Daniele Ganser’s book ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’.
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 175: “In
late 1975, the baron [de Bonvoisin] organizes, together with Emile
Lecerf, Francis Dossogne Albert Lambert, a meeting of the European right
in his family castle in Maizeret. On the list of the invited are the
heads of the Italian MSI and Ordine Nuovo, the French Parti des Forces
Nouvelles, the British National Front and the Spanish Fuerza Nueva. On
the agenda are the expansion of ‘Eurodroite’ [the European right] and
the countering of communist subversion.”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 525: “The
next in line [for the smearing of De Baets] is called Andre Moyen. He
lives, just as de Bonvoisin, in Ardenne. The elderly Moyen once was,
briefly, a famous Belgian because of his statements about the so-called
stay-behind network Gladio… For years Moyen has earned a living as a
security consultant and often works for his good friend Benoit de

More information on the smearing of De Baets and team in ‘the accused‘ and ‘the investigators‘ appendixes.
*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, pp. 106-107: “Andre
Moyen, a 76-years-old retired agent who from 1938 to 1952 had been a
member of the Belgian military secret service SDRA, alleged that the
Segundo Bis secret service of the Army had always been ‘well up to date
on Gladio’. French researcher Faligot supported this claim and
highlighted that the Spanish secret army in the 1950s had been run by
the Dutch Consul Herman Laatsman, ‘closely linked, as well as his wife,
to Andre Moyen’… Andre Moyen was interviewed by journalists of the
Belgian Communist newspaper Drapeau Rouge. As the Cold War had ended,
Moyen confirmed to his former adversaries that during his active years
he had been intimately involved with operation Gladio and secret
operations against the Communist parties in numerous countries… French
Interior Minister Jules Moch linked Moyen to the Director of the SDECE,
Henri Ribiers. Most sensitively Moyen according to his own testimony in
the 1950s in the same context also met with high-ranking military
officers in neutral Switzerland.”
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 20-21: “For
example [those who made use of the Fortunato Israel prostitution
ring], there were Samir Traboulsi from Paris and Akran Ojieh from the
widespread firm Technique d’Avant Garde (TAG) with offices in Geneva.
Traboulsi and Ojieh were employees of arms trafficker and
multi-billionaire Adnan Khashoggi… That same Khashoggi had a
luxurious office in the Terkamerbos in Brussels for his firm Triad and
maintained good contacts with then minister of defense and former prime
minister Paul Vanden Boeynants. When in September/October 1979 the Knack
series about the Tuna circle and Eurosystems was published, Khashoggi
just in time warned Vanden Boeynants for a number of tough questions
[that would be asked].”
More information in ISGP’s article on Le Cercle.
See note 224.
*) December 4, 1996, De Groene Amsterdammer (opinion-based weekly magazine since 1877): “And
indeed, many with the conspiracy involved politicians and high
officials turn out to have been members of Opus Dei: minister of defense
Paul Vanden Boeynants; baron de Bonvoisin..; and also the stiff
gendarme general Beaurir.”
Many others undoubtedly also are, but membership is seldom specified.
*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar
destabilizering in België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of
destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 169-170: “Moreover, the existence
of plans for a coup was also confirmed by adjutant-chief Dussart of the
Wavers BOB. On November 29, 1989, Dussart testified in a closed session
of the parliamentary investigating committee that he, in December 1985
and March 1986 had been informed by two members of high nobility -both
also members of Opus Dei- about a conspiracy in which at least nine
members of that organization plus a number of officers and generals of
the army and gendarmerie were involved…. So would several gatherings
of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg, property of
Opus Dei… Also Verdun bumped into Opus Dei during his investigation of
the Gang [of Nijvel], and he also collided with the general staff and
ultimately left the gendarmerie, harassed into submission.”

*) September 8, 2004, Knack magazine, ‘Alleen tegen de schurkenstaat’ (‘Everything against the criminal state’): “… Cepic, which maintained close ties with Opus Dei.”
*) January 16, 1997, BOB note 466, ‘interview with Jacques Thoma’: “He
is very afraid. He was a treasurer of the youth section of the PSC. He
often met with Michel Dewolf – Philippe Sala and Jean-Paul Dumont. They
tried to direct Thoma toward Opus Dei what they considered Nec Plus
Ultra [Latin for “nothing further beyond”]. Under the pretext of
initiation tests for Opus Dei he was brought to a Black Mass with
sexual acts.”

*) Jonet and his wife are leading managers of the Order of Malta in Belgium. See note 170 in ISGP’s article on Le Cercle for details.
More information in ISGP’s article on Le Cercle.
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), p. 169: “So would several gatherings of the conspirators have taken place in Castle Dongelberg, property of Opus Dei.”
December 12, 1996, PV 118.380, ‘Interview with X2; Oliver Castiaux’: “In
1987: diner with X2, Castiaux, Bayens and de la Chevelarie (two
judges). Bayens tells that during a meal of Opus Dei at Castle
Dongelberg the children gave blow jobs to the guests from under the
PV 150.674, March 10, 1997, ‘Interview with [Nathalie] Waeterschoot; Places and facts’:
“Chateau Dongelberg
Late 1980s-early 1990s
Property of Opus Dei”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “… during an interview in Juli X1 tells how respectable members of the Opus Dei were among her most sadistic customers…”
X1 was presented with 40 photographs, some showing real suspects, others from unrelated dossiers (267).
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 260-261.
*) PV 116.251, November 30, 1996, ‘9th interview with X1’:
“She recognizes eight persons on the presented 40 photos:
HUBEAUX Michel (19/04/39) ancien Gendarme
DENONCIN Jean (24/04/36) gendarme pensionné
BOUHOUCHE Madani (14/06/52) ancien gendarme
AMORY Christian (08/03/52) ancien gendarme
CABY François (30/05/76)
MAYERUS René (21/07/22-16/02/85) ancien colonel Gd
KRASNIGI Shpetim (18/09/76)
LHOST Gérard (27/01/40) ex Colonel Gd”
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, p. 262.
PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “Sometimes
one awaked her in the night to bring her to the factory [ASCO abuse and
snuff factory]. Awakened by Tony, the driver of VDB [i.e., Henri
Bil], guard dog [not literally], the cameraman, her mother… [at the
ASCO torture factory] Dumont liked to hit [children] with a belt or a
whip, and urinate on the children. Present [at ASCO]: Nihoul, Dumont,
Chris, Vander Elst, Bonvoisin, Martin, Martens, Wathelet, VDB, guard…”
*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 165-166, 259-260: “The
intention was that she [X1] would show them the way to ‘the factory’,
where she already had spoken about in a previous interview. At the time,
she talked about a secret studio where snuff movies were recorded. On
the E40 Brussels-Luik she had pointed to exit Sterrebeek. From there she
made the inspectors drive until a crossing. ‘Go left here’, she said. A
few miles down the road she made the car stop. That’s it, ‘the
factory’. De Pauw looked and saw a large board with a name on it [ASCO].
It was the company of a business friend [Roger Boas] of a politician
pointed out by X1 [Paul Vanden Boeynants]… ‘It has changed’, she noted
[accurately, just as the description she gave earlier]… [pp.
165-166:] The movies were recorded in a studio, located at an industry
park at the outskirts of Brussels, close to the exit of a highway. She
[X1] can give a pretty good description of the building, and when it is
identified a month later it also turns out to be accurate: a glass
gateway, lots of aluminum, red bricks, square building, an aerial photo
in the entry hall, a waiting room with four dark brown couches and a
large white astray on a salon table. She describes the murder on a baby,
about which Tony V. later insinuated that it might have been her own
*) When reading the text on pages 165-166 there might be
some doubt if this refers to the ASCO factory. Therefore the last
sentence has been included, which can be compared to the PV below. X1
claimed to have given birth to four children while in the network, who
all died. Only Cheyenne, her first child, died in a factory in the
outskirts of Brussels. Also, in the PV described on pages 165-166, X1
clearly identified Madani Bouhouche, who she tied to the abuse at ASCO,
and between the two PVs described above is almost exactly one month.
PV 119.244, December 27, 1996, ‘Translation of a fax of X1’: “List of the children that she [X1] saw being killed: Cheyenne (02/79) killed when 2 years at ASCO.”
PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “Roger
and the guests signed some papers. ndlr: Roger could be Boas, the
boss of ASCO, since he signs the contracts with the invited.”
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 96, 98: “When
questioned about this by Goffinon, Christian Amory relates a story in
which only Clint Eastwood and Charles Bronson are still missing. The
tunnel was part of a plan of Bouhouche who in 1979, when he still worked
at the Brussels BOB with Bob Beyer and Christian Amory, began to gather
a number of men around him to blackmail warehouses on a large scale.
Tchang Wei Ling was also part of this group… The question how and why
the name Juan Mendez appears in this fantastic scenario keeps
intriguing the detectives. The same goes for the testimony of a reliable
witness who states that he saw Mendez, Bouhouche and assistant prison
director Jean Bultot together in 1985, dining in the Spanish restaurant
‘Villa Rosa’ in the Brussels Hoogstraat.”
*) 1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 98,
153-155: “On top of that, the detectives dug up a large amount of
explosives in the backyard of Mendez. Confronted with the testimonies of
Amory, Bouhouche admits that he set up such an organization, that the
group had political motives and that it had been structured in a
military way… It is a fact that Bouhouche explained to the detectives
that he had been given the assignment to recruit Mendez from the WNP
leadership and that the role of Mendez in the ‘brewery affair’ was part
of an admission test the FN-engineer had to pass… Shortly before his
death Mendez had told family members that ‘one’ had offered him
membership in a clandestine organization which at that point was
working on the political categorizing of opponents and this with an eye
towards a coup… Bouhouche was a member of the WNP [others doubt that
and just consider him a close associate] and his main contact was Michel
Libert, the right hand of Paul Latinus… It all seems a little bit too
much for one man. A number of detectives therefore assume that
Bouhouche was only a small part within the clandestine organization
Mendez spoke about, a Belgian version of the P2. An interesting
coincidence: Robert Beijer stated in an interview with the RTBF that
Bouhouche had proposed to him to become a member of a clandestine
organization. Beijer said he had declined this offer, that he doesn’t
know the name of the organization and that he knows nothing about its

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), p. 142: “According
to Beyer, Bouhouche held an important position within the organization.
But according to Amory, there were three levels: those who give the
assignments, the middlemen and the executors. Bouhouche himself,
according to Amory, as someone on the level of a middleman was
primarily involved in logistical support. Bouhouche himself testified
that this was not a very important function. He recruited the members
and collected intelligence. In one of the reports Bouhouche claimed to
have been responsible for the recruiting of Mendez.”
*) 2004,
Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’
(‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot in the Dutroux trial’), p. 78: “So Nihoul knew Pepe [Derycke] well. He once even went with him to Hoei to look at a castle that was for sale there.”
*) 1990, Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar
destabilizering in België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of
destabilization in Belgium’), p. 80: “The duo [Bouhouche and Bultot]
experienced wild nights which not seldom took place in the ‘Jonathan’, a
night club in the Maurice Wilmottestraat 10 in Sint-Gillis [Brussels].
Owner of the Jonathan was Pierre-Paul ‘Pe-Pe’ de Rycke, member of Forces
Nouvelles and an intimate of Bultot and Francis Dossogne. The night
club more or less acted as the headquarters of the Forces, which on
special occasions delivered men for security. According to the report,
the ‘hostesses’ of the Jonathan were forced to prostitute themselves.
The ladies who were not enthusiastic enough could count on a serious
fine. ‘Special evenings’ were also regularly organized. One of the
successes was ‘Rock ‘n Roll dans la confiture’. The clients and
hostesses strolled around almost naked in red berry jam. The whole feast
was extensively filmed and photographed. A number of these pictures
appeared in the porn magazine Paris-Las Vegas. This sex magazine was
published by Charles Dortant, an intimate friend of Leon Degrelle [a
fascist who once inspired Vanden Boeynants] with good connections at the
extreme-right SAC and OAS. Other purposes of the videos and pictures of
the Jonathan were used for blackmail against a number of customers. In
his report inspector Dorao wrote: ‘De Rycke profited from these feasts
to make sleazy pictures, which he later used for blackmail. De Rycke
used his hostesses to liquor up customers so they would not protest
against the taking of pictures..’ Extreme-right militants, soldiers and
police officers regularly came to the Jonathan with weapons… Other
regular visitors included Jean-Francis Calmette, Lucien Ott… Juan
Mendez… Robert Darville.”

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 114-115: “In
October 1983, members of the GPP-Liege made a confidential report about
the Jonathan club, in which sex parties… were organized and caught on
camera. A witness related that this club was frequented by the members
of the Front de la Jeunesses, among them Dossogne, the ex-assistant
prison director Jean Bultot and well known Brussels gangsters. Also
Lekeu and arms trafficker Darville of the Haemers gang came here, just
as Fredo Godfroid (Brussels police), the local Sint-Gillis police and
Van Esbroeck of the De Staerke gang. The boss of the Jonathan was
Pierre-Paul [Pepe] De Rycke, member of the extreme-right Parti des
Forces Nouvelles (set up by Emile Lecerf and de Bonvoisin). On February
24, 1992, De Rycke supplied the membership list of his club to the Gang
cell Jumet of Charleroi. [Gendarme colonel] Sack revealed to the Gang
Commission: ‘Frans Reyniers [police commissioner and close associate of
Georges Marnette] was regularly seen in the Jonathan. This club was
managed by Pierre-Paul De Rycke, a very good friend of Bultot. Francis
Dossogne once arranged the security of this club, after there had been
some threats.’… According to the organigramme of the Delta-group of
Dendermonde,… Bouhouche… came in the Jonathan.”
*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), p. 173: “With
the institution concerned here is meant the Mirano and the members of
the gangster milieu who regularly came over the floor here next to
Nihoul: Bouhouche, Beyer, Bultot and Achiel/Patrick Haemers.”

*) February 19, 1998, De Morgen, ‘Commissie brengt Nihoul in
verband met fuivende en snuivende jetset’ (‘Commission links Nihoul to
partying and snorting jetset’): “Shortly before he was murdered
FN-engineer Juan Mendez fingered the Mirano as the key to solving the
attacks of the Gang of Nijvel. In her report the commission remains on
the surface however. ‘Mr. Nihoul often came there too’…”
*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 171-174: “In
the 1980s, Dancing Mirano, together with the Circus and the Parc Savoy,
was one of the private clubs of the Cercle des Nations, the milieu of
the CEPIC nobility and the right side of the PRL. Against many of its
members lawsuits were filed. Here we find, amongst others, arms dealer
Boas of Asco, Benoit de Bonvoisin, the real estate brokers Blaton and
Charly De Pauw, ex-prime minister Vanden Boeynants… Philippe Cryns
could also be found in the VDB-circle… According to the Dutroux
Report, the Dancing Le Mirano was part of the social network of Nihoul.
Back then, the notorious sex-cocaine feast were organized in this
milieu by the pedophile Philippe Cryns and by Alexis Alewaeters, who in
1985 was a servant at Cadreco, the law firm of Nihoul-Bouty. But on
April 14, 1985 things got out of hand when a young nobleman died from an
overdose, which was followed by a lawsuit… [Dutroux Report quoted:]
‘The crimes which are described in this dossier are two-fold. In the
first place there are the facts pertaining to drugs (trade and
possession) which occurred between 1983 and mid 1985. A verdict has been
reached about these facts. Additionally, there are the sex-related
facts for which no prosecution was warranted. Amongst others, these
have to do with:
– Pictures of adolescents which were taken by surprise when the youngsters were showering in a gym.
Ph. C. [Philippe Cryns] admits having taken these pictures.
– Testimonies pertaining to the organizing of sex parties,
possibly with minors, by the director of modeling agency. From a reading
of the dossier it turns out that the in here reported facts were hardly
checked out during the investigation, even though there were more than
enough reasons for this. During a hearing the commission learned that…
a witness testified that Mr. Ph. C. was described as a drug addict and a
pimp of children… Among the customers of the relevant institution,
was, next to members of the gangster milieu, Michel Nihoul.
With the institution concerned here is meant the Mirano and the members
of the gangster milieu who regularly came over the floor here next to
Nihoul: Bouhouche, Beyer, Bultot and Achiel/Patrick Haemers.’…
The sex-related facts of Philippe Cryns were far less
interesting to chairwoman De Gryse. During the court proceedings she
confirmed that she hadn’t looked at the pictures of the dossier, because
‘everyone assured me that nothing was on there that would shock even a
Cryns was labeled an organizer of these super-expensive
sex-cocaine parties with a separate attraction of minors. From the court
proceedings it turned out that Cryns picked up boys for this at the
notorious Fontainasplein. Substitute Talon of the District Attorney’s
office testified that Cryns had given testimonies that at the cocaine
parties children were used as a special attraction.”

*) The 1999 book ‘The X-Dossiers’ contains similar
information on the Mirano-Cryns affair. It supplements it with 1997
testimonies of “X-witness” VM1; p. 336: “‘For four years, until he
was thirteen, the majority of VM1’s weekends consisted of sexual abuse’,
says [gendarme officer Marc] Toussaint. ‘He witnessed murders on
children, saw how newly-initiated but unwilling guests ended up dead in
strange traffic accidents. He later ended up in a children’s home in
Brasschaat, and there also he was picked up by a juvenile judge’… VM1
also tells in detail about his years in the Mirano: ‘I had to pick up
children and get them drunk or give them drugs, then take ’em to the
private area [of the Mirano], where they were abused.'”
*) 1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 91-92: “It’s
not surprising then that Bouhouche, when he is arrested in late January
1986, calls in the help of Jean-Paul Dumont, lawyer of the Front de la
Jeunesse, personal counselor to Paul latinus and eminent member of the

*) 1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’), pp. 145, 177: “The
Dutroux Report regularly points to certain lawyers who arranged all
kinds of business for Nihoul… With these the CEPIC lawyers Jean-Paul
Dumont and Philippe Deleuze are meant. Dumont was a close friend of
Roger Boas… Dumont had a certain type of customers: Dossogne, Latinus,
Bouhouche, labour broker Bongiorno, also Reyniers and still others…
[Eric] Lammers [yet another fascist militant] had managed to slip up
during the hearing to his lawyer Jean Paul Dumont in the presence of the
victim’s lawyer. He had recreated the sound the victim made while his
throat was being slit. The court ordered the jury not to take this into
consideration, as this fell under the confidentiality between client and
lawyer. That’s how Lammers still got acquitted… At the proces in 1986
dealing with cocaine parties at the Mirano, Alewaeters was represented
by the lawyers Deleuze and [Didier] De Quevy, who worked together with
Dumont. According to the Dutroux Report, it appears to have been
Jean-Paul Dumont who maintained contact with Cryns… Nihoul and Deleuze
were both involved in a scam around an underaged kid, of which lawyer
Deleuze had been given custody.”

*) 1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’, pp. 25-26: “As
a promising new lawyer Dumont later defended the members of this
terrorist group, of which a number would be convicted for having set
fire at the leftist weekly magazine Pour in 1981. These became the first
names in a client register that, retroactively seen, safely could be
used as a search engine for twenty years of organized crime in Belgium.
Alleged members of the Gang of Nijvel (Adriano Vittorio), ex-gendarme
officer Madani Bouhouche, Eric Lammers (of the neo-nazi Westland New
Post), members of the gang surrounding Patrick Haemers (Axel Zeyen),
Michel Nihoul, the Brussels judicial police commissioner Frans Reyniers,
labour broker godfather Carmelo Bongiorno… At the end of the 1980s,
Dumont becomes the informal head of a small group of lawyers which for
years manifests itself around the same clients and dossiers. For example
around the in numerous affairs entangled baron de Bonvoisin. During
these times, Dumont shares his office with lawyer Didier De Quevy, the
lawyer of Marc Dutroux in 1989. He subsequently works close with Martial
Lancaster, the in the mean time low profile Philippe Deleuze, a close
friend of Michel Nihoul, and Julien Pierre, the present lawyer of
Dutroux… It’s not a secret that commissioner Georges Marnette and
lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont are close friends.”
*) PV 118.379, December 12, 1996, ‘Interview with X2 – Brabant-Wallon’: “X2
regularly went to the Dolo where she met Bouhouche… At the Dolo Bill
[sic] spoke with Bouhouche… X2 also met the wife of Bouhouche in the
Hilton at the time of a meeting between [Jean] Gol, Philippe Moureaux,
Wilfried Martens, VDB, Willy de Clerck, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Delvoye
and Karel.”

PV 118.382, December 13, 1996, ‘Interview with X2; Jean-Paul Dumont’: “X2
saw Dumont having sex with children in Eindhoven [where certain parties
were organized in a castle]… The same [Dumont’s abusive friends] also
frequented the Dolo. Bouhouche sat at their table.”
March 6, 2003, De Standaard (prominent Belgian newspaper), ‘Baron de Bonvoisin again to court’: “Yesterday,
the Black Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin, with three of his companions,
has been referred to the Brussels penal judge in the affair of forged
KGB documents. Together with de Bonvoisin, his brother Pierre, Eric Van
de Weghe and Christian Amory have to stand trial.”
history is largely described in the 1998 book ‘Het gevaar Demol’ (‘The
danger of Demol’). This is a book that overlaps with ‘De Bende &
Co.’ and ‘De namen uit de doofpot’, which also deal with the subversive
extreme-right in Belgium. A translation of the Lhost part can be found
on the following website: (not my translation):
“# During the weekend of 2-3 January 1982, heavy,
specialized and secret anti terrorism material was stolen from the
heavily guarded Gendarmerie Headquarters in Brussels. The robbers were
well up to date with the patrol schemes and the whereabouts of the
secret weaponry. On 12-01-1982 Major Demessemakers, independent from the
involved Mobile Legion unit, was charged with the investigation. On
18-02-82, he is being replaced by Lieutenant-Colonel Gérard Lhost who is
from the Mobile Legion and Head of the Dyane Special Intervention
Forces. From then on, the Gendarmerie systematically neglected any
possibility to investigate towards extreme right wing connections or
towards the possibility of inside co-operation with the robbers. The
Gendarmerie decided who could be questioned.
# Lhost was questioned by the Parliamentary committee-II on
banditry. His declarations are very doubtful and full of contradictory
statements. Lhost claims (under oath) to have examined the extreme right
wing connections thoroughly, but appears to have done nothing in this
area. A so-called search warrant from Lhost to conduct a search of the
premises at “Forces Nouvelles”, shortly after the robbery, does not
appear to exist. Two closely involved investigators deny the existence
of such an order.
# Investigators, when being questioned by the Belgian
parliamentary committee, explained that they were struck by the flagrant
negligence of Lhost towards the traces of extreme right. Lhost appears
to have had close contacts with “Forces nouvelles” during his service as
Gendarmerie district commander in Liège.
# End 1985, Lhost suddenly left the Gendarmerie. He went to
the internal security service of the EU institutions in Brussels, which
happens to be a meeting point of Belgians who belonged to the
Gendarmerie or other police forces. Half a dozen of them are known for
their extreme right sympathies. Lhost, who is still a Commission
official, found as colleagues ex-policeman Pierre Eveillard (ex-cabinet
Vanden Boeynants), Robert Thomas (a specialist in political violence,
who gave training to extreme right wing organizations like Front de la
Jeunesse and Westland New Post) and also, the in the mean time deceased,
Roland Maffioli (ex-member of the political section of the Brussels
BOB, who helped infiltrating neo-nazi Paul Latinus into the State
Security Service).”
October 30, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘New Twist In Presidio Molestings’: “A
reserve U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who serves as president and “high
priest” in a Satanic church is under investigation for the molestation
of a child who attended a Presidio day-care center, police said
yesterday… in August, the report says, the girl and her father were
shopping in the Presidio PX and the girl suddenly became afraid. “The
victim ran to (her father) and in a frightened way clutched his leg.
(The father) looked up and saw (a man) whom he knew to be Michael
Aquino,” the report says. When she was asked whether she knew Aquino,
“she said `yes, that’s Mikey.’ “… Investigators took her to
Leavenworth Street, where the girl pointed out Aquino’s home as one she
had visited, police said.”
November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, ‘Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: “The
records also say the child accurately described some features of
Aquino’s home, including walls painted black, and was able to take
investigators to the home after being driven to the street where Aquino
October 30, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘New Twist In Presidio Molestings’: “The
allegations are the most bizarre to date from the 11-month
investigation into child molestation at the Army’s Child Development
Center on the Presidio. Thus far, investigators have checked about 100
young children for physical and psychological signs of sexual abuse, and
have concluded that at least 58 had been molested at some point. A
half-dozen or more have tested positive for chlamydia, a relatively
common, curable venereal disease usually transmitted by sexual contact.”
October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Child Molesting ‘Rituals’ Reported in Presidio Case’: “One
Presidio mother close to the probe into widespread molestation at a
base day-care center said that young children have reported molestations
in bizarre settings that suggest ritual sexual abuse. “From what I have
heard, there is a fair number of children who describe being abused in a
place other than the child-care center,” said the mother, who asked to
remain anonymous. “There have been children stuck with needles in
various parts of their bodies, and they have reported people in costumes
and robes. It all sounds very ritualized.” Her descriptions of the
incidents were confirmed by other parents.”
August 2,
1988, San Jose Mercury News, ‘D.A. won’t charge officer in day care
case; not enough evidence of Presidio sex abuse, he says’: “Several of the children said they were ritually abused in ceremonies where they were forced to drink urine and eat feces.”
January 6, 1990, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Presidio Molestation Suspect Dies of AIDS’ [not Aquino]: “Parents
of children who were the alleged victims of molestation filed claims
for more than $60 million in damages against the Army. Many of the
claims are still pending.”
August 2,
1988, San Jose Mercury News, ‘D.A. won’t charge officer in day care
case; not enough evidence of Presidio sex abuse, he says’: “Several parents have accused the Army of attempting to cover up abuse problems at its day care centers.”
January 6, 1990, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Presidio Molestation Suspect Dies of AIDS’ [not Aquino]: “Although
Hambright was the only person criminally charged in the case, police
and FBI agents also investigated allegations that Lieutenant Colonel
Michael Aquino, a self-described satanist who once was stationed at the
Presidio, had been involved in molesting some of the children.
Eventually that investigation, too, was abandoned.”
November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, ‘Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: “In
a telephone interview from St. Louis, where he is stationed, Aquino
said he came to Satanism by accident. He said he had just finished his
undergraduate studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara
when he happened to attend the premiere of “Rosemary’s Baby” in 1968 and
became intrigued by the entourage of Anton LaVey, the founder of the
Church of Satan and an adviser on the film… He became a high priest.”
Ibid.: “Aquino left for Vietnam a few months later, serving as a psychological warfare expert and there joined the Church of Satan.”
October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Child Molesting ‘Rituals’ Reported in Presidio Case’: “He is qualified for airborne duty and has served with the Green Berets.”
Ibid.: “Aquino
has also served as a liaison officer in NATO countries, and has been a
consulting faculty member at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff
College, the resume states.”
November 8, 1987, San Jose Mercury News, ‘Satanist accused of molesting girl; Soldier calls probe a witch hunt: “In
1982, Aquino performed a satanic ritual in the Westphalian castle used
as an occult sanctuary by Heinrich Himmler’s S.S. Elite in Nazi Germany.
Aquino, in a Temple of Set newsletter, told of performing the ritual in
the castle’s Hall of the Dead while on a tour of NATO military
installations in Europe.”
Ibid.: “In
1981 he was a reserve attache to the Defense Intelligence Agency, and a
year later he was a student at the Foreign Service Institute, sponsored
by the Department of State.”
Ibid.: “”Lt.
Col. Aquino makes no bones about the fact that he is a priest of his
church,” said Maj. Greg Rixon, an Army spokesman at the Pentagon. “He
makes no bones about the fact that he is a Satanist, so no pressure
could be placed on him by someone trying to leverage his behavior.”
Rixon would not comment on the extent of Aquino’s access to top-security
information, though Aquino said, “This last year, while I was at the
National Defense University, I was holding a top-secret
compartmentalized security clearance, which is just about as high as you
can get.””
Ibid.: “Aquino
now works as a program analyst at the Army Reserve Personnel Center in
St. Louis, handling all personnel matters for the reserve there.”
October 31, 1987, San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Child Molesting ‘Rituals’ Reported in Presidio Case’: “Aquino’s
civilian career has also been varied. According to the resume, he is a
licensed securities dealer registered with the New York Stock Exchange
and a former employee of Merrill Lynch.”
Sen. John DeCamp, ‘The Franklin Cover-Up,’ second edition, pp. 327-330 (Feb. 2006 edition)
*) 2014 update: Everything below is nonsense. ISGP identified “Dr. Greenbaum” / “Dr. Green” as “Luther Wilson Greene”.
*) First of all, “Dr. Green” was later “identified” as Dr.
Josef Mengele by Fritz Springmeier. Unfortunately, Springmeier doesn’t
give a source of this apparent assumption. David Icke, who copied a lot
of information from Springmeier, has also begun to claim that Dr. Green
was Josef Mengele. February 2007, Graham Kibble-White interview with
David Icke for (Icke:): “Josef Mengele was
actually one of the key architects of that [early mind control
research]. I’ve talked to loads of people in America who were victims of
that who met Mengele. He was known as Dr Green.”
Arizona Wilder,
the alleged “Queen Mother” interviewed by David Icke, was his apparent
source for that (at about 43 minutes of his video interview, including
the intro, Wilders, who really tries to come across as a victim, makes
this statement). The problem here is that without sources both
Springmeier and Wilder have zero credibility. On top of that, the short
biography of Dr. Green provided by DeCamp (and Dr. D. Corydon Hammond)
does not match the one of Mengele. Although notorious for his
experiments, Mengele was not a teenage concentration camp inmate and he
never moved to the United States.
*) Can’t tell if DeCamp had other sources for the Greenbaum
theory, but its source appears to have been the quite distinguished Dr.
D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D. On Thursday June 25, 1992, Dr. Hammond gave a
speech at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia,
which was sponsored by the Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment,
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C. This speech has been
labeled ‘the Greenbaum speech’. An excerpt: “Here’s where it appears
to have come from. At the end of World War II, before it even ended,
Allen Dulles and people from our Intelligence Community were already in
Switzerland making contact to get out Nazi scientists. As World War II
ends, they not only get out rocket scientists, but they also get out
some Nazi doctors who have been doing mind-control research in the
camps. They brought them to the United States. Along with them was a
young boy, a teenager, [named Greenbaum] who had been raised in a
Hasidic Jewish tradition and a background of Cabalistic mysticism that
probably appealed to people in the Cult because at least by the turn of
the century Aleister Crowley had been introducing Cabalism into Satanic
stuff, if not earlier. I suspect it may have formed some bond between
them. But he saved his skin by collaborating and being an assistant to
them in the death-camp experiments. They brought him with them. They
started doing mind-control research for Military Intelligence in
military hospitals in the United States. The people that came, the Nazi
doctors, were Satanists. Subsequently, the boy changed his name,
Americanized it some, obtained an M.D. degree, became a physician and
continued this work that appears to be at the center of Cult Programming
today. His name [Greenbaum, quite possibly a pseudonym and reference to
the Cabalist tree] is known to patients throughout the country… The
way you create Manchurian Candidates is you divide the mind. It’s part
of what the Intelligence Community wanted to look at. If you’re going to
get an assassin, you’re going to get somebody to go do something, you
divide the mind… It appears that below this we’ve got some other
layers. One is called “Green Programming” it appears. Isn’t it
interesting that the doctor’s name is Dr. Green?… I remember one woman
couldn’t come up with anything. No alter would speak up with anything. I
said, “Okay,” and we went on to some other material. About two minutes
later she said, “Green. Do you mean Dr. Green?” We found this all over.
There appears to be some Green Programming below that and I suspect that
you get down to fewer and more central programs the deeper you go.
Well, all Green Programming is Ultra-Green and the Green Tree.
Cabalistic mysticism is mixed all into this. If you’re going to work
with this you need to pick up a couple of books on the Cabala… I knew
nothing about the Cabala. It was interesting. A patient had sat in my
waiting area, got there considerably early and drew a detailed
multicolored Cabalistic Tree over two years ago. It took me two months
to figure out what it was. Finally, showing it to somebody else who
said, “You know? That looks an awful lot like the Cabala Tree” and that
rang a bell with some esoteric in an old book and I dug it out. That was
the background of Dr. Green… Now the interesting thing about the
Green Tree is his original name was Greenbaum. What does “greenbaum”
mean in German? Green Tree, Ultra-Tree and the Green Tree. I’ve also had
patients who didn’t appear to know that his original name was
Greenbaum, volunteered that there were parts inside named Mr.
Greenbaum… The interesting thing is how many people have described the
same scenario and how many people that we have worked with who have had
relatives in NASA, in the CIA and in the Military, including very
high-ups in the Military… I have seen this in people up into their
forties including people whose parents were very, very high in the CIA,
other sorts of things like that. I’ve had some that were originally part
of the Monarch Project which is the name of the government Intelligence
Hammond’s talk about a Satanic Illuminati is something which
worries me a bit, although possibly somewhat understandable as this
speech was given back in the early 1990s. There was only a fraction of
the information available that there is today. Additionally, it would
also be nice to know a lot more about the techniques used by Dr. Hammond
and how many other psychiatrists found evidence of this “Dr.
Sen. John
DeCamp, ‘The Franklin Cover-Up,’ second edition, p. 331 (Feb. 2006
edition). At least a part of this information might have come from
Lyndon Larouche’s EIR, who supported DeCamp in his Franklin case
exposure. DeCamp later included a chapter in his book ‘The Franklin
Cover-Up’ in which he showed how the authorities had manipulated
evidence to the extreme to get Lyndon Larouche in jail.
Affidavit of Colonel Edward Cutolo, signed March 11, 1980: “17.
Mr. Edwin Wilson explained that it was considered that Operation Watch
Tower might be compromised and become known if politicians, judicial
figures, police and religious entities were approached or received word
that U.S. Troops had aided in delivering narcotics from Columbia into
Panama. Based on that possibility, intense surveillance was undertaken
by my office to ensure if Watch Tower became known of, the U.S.
government and the Army would have advance warning and could prepare a
defense… 19. The surveillance was unofficially dubbed Operation George
Orwell. 20. I instituted surveillance against Ted Kennedy, John
Kerry… Surveillance at my orders was instituted at the Governors’
residences of Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and New Hampshire. The
Catholic cathedrals of New York and Boston were placed under electronic
surveillance also. In the area of Ft. Devens, all local police and
politicians were under some sort of surveillance at various times… 74.
I was notified by Edwin Wilson that the information forwarded to Wash.
D.C., was disseminated to private corporations who were developing
weapons for the Dept. of Defense. Those private corporations were
encouraged to use the sensitive information gathered from surveillance
on U.S. Senators and Representatives as leverage to manipulate those
Congressmen into approving whatever costs the weapons systems
incurred… 77. As of the date of this affidavit, 8,400 police
departments, 1,370 churches, and approx. 17,900 citizens have been
monitored under Operation Orwell. The major churches targeted have been
Catholic and Latter Day Saints. I have stored certain information
gathered by Operation Orwell on Ft. Devens, and pursuant to instructions
from Edwin Wilson have forwarded additional information gathered to
Wash. D.C. 78…. Certain information was collected on suspected members
of the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg group. Among those that
information was collected on were Gerald Ford and President Jimmy
Carter. Edwin Wilson indicated that additional surveillance was
implemented against former CIA director George Bush, who Wilson named as
a member of the Trilateral Commission.”

Cutolo was among a small group of special forces officers that
questioned the legality of CIA-sanctioned drug trafficking operations
from Colombia to Noriega’s Panama, from where they were shipped to the
US mafia. Cutolo and several of his Delta Force associates were
arranging the navigation and security of these operations, overseen by
Ed Wilson (probably as part of Task Force 157), his superior Thomas
Clines, and Mossad agents David Kimche and Micha Hariri. Clines, in
turn, was a deputy to Ted Shackley, head of the Secret Team and a
highest level player in the CIA drug trade. Cutolo died in a car crash
in England in May 1980. Col. Robert Bayard had been killed in Georgia
in 1977 and Cutolo claimed he had been assassinated by the Israelis.
Col. A.J. Bo Baker (the best friend of Col. Bo Gritz in Delta Force)
died in Germany on March 24, 1980, just after allegedly having received
the original copy of Cutolo’s affidavit. Col. Nick Rowe was killed in
the Philippines in April 1989, just after having planned to go public
with the affidavit in the aftermath of Iran Contra. Hugh Pearce, who
received a copy of Cutolo’s affidavit and was planning to go public,
died in a helicopter crash in June 1989. Congressman Larkin Smith, who
received a copy of Cutolo’s affidavit and had been planning to meet Rowe
and Pearce, died in a plane crash in August 1989. Paul Neri, who also
had a copy of the affidavit, was killed in April 1990. After Neri’s
death, one of his anonymous friends send Cutolo’s affidavit to persons
who made it more widely known. Bo Gritz also exposed the story of these
men in his 1991 book ‘Called to Serve’. Senior Mossad officers David
Kimche and Micha Hariri are blamed for the assassinations. They were
deeply involved in the South American drug trade and gave technology to
certain dictators the US didn’t want to deal with directly. Among them
was Noriega who received top secret NSA listening equipment.
1984, Jim Hougan, ‘Secret Agenda’, p. 120
Information in this book also discussed in DeCamp’s book.
It has been
reported on several instances that Moon and Park worked with the
KCIA, but their connections to Western intelligence are pretty much
never discussed in mainstream publications. Moon’s long time heavy
funding of the WACL and his friendship with many rabidly anti-communist
crusaders is a pretty obvious giveaway that he has been working with US
intelligence. Park’s connection with Western intelligence appears to
have been discussed even less, but the following report should leave
little doubt:
January 17, 1988, Newsday (Melville, NY), ‘Ex-Bush Aide Met With Noriega Sources: Visit Gave Him ‘Mixed Signals”: “-
A former chief of staff to Vice President George Bush met with
Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega last fall to discuss
investments in Panama by undisclosed sources, at a time when the U.S.
government was stepping up pressure on the general to step down. The
meeting with Noriega, confirmed by the former Bush aide, Daniel Murphy,
took place just before a Senate staff delegation traveled to Panama City
on a fact-finding mission. The Senate panel ultimately recommended in
December that the United States cut off all support for Noriega. Murphy,
who also was a deputy director of the CIA under Bush when he headed the
agency, was accompanied to Panama by Korean influence-peddler Tong Sun
Park, according to Panamanian opposition sources and a U.S.
congressional source. Park was the subject of a congressional inquiry in
the 1970s into alleged payoffs to members of Congress. Murphy refused
to confirm or deny whether he had traveled with Park but said that Park
had not set up the session with the general…”

For a long time, Noriega was a highly important middleman between the CIA and South-American drug cartels.
Winter 2002–2003, 21th Century Science & Technology Magazine (EIR publication), p. 6–29: “The
sex is a specialty of Moon’s own Gnostic “family” cult. Remember the
Congressional Madam scandals of the 1970s, featuring Tong Sun Park and
Suzy Park Thomson? That was just the tip of the iceberg of “The
Reverend” Moon’s sexual-favors operation. Military intelligence officers
who investigated Unification Church operations in Washington in the
1970s and ’80s, report that the recruitment device used on ranking,
conservative political and military officials was to hold weekly orgies,
arranged by Col. Bo Hi Pak, the Unification Church official who was a
top officer of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (KCIA). The
special treat at these affairs were the “Little Angels”—Korean
schoolgirls brought over by Moon as a singing group. The photo files
from these sessions are reported to be a powerful influence in certain
circles to this very day.”
Far more background information in ISGP’s article on Le Cercle.
Sen. John DeCamp, ‘The Franklin Cover-Up,’ second edition, pp. 178-179 (Feb. 2006 edition)
March 31, 1954, The Chronicle Telegram, Ohio: “Naumann
used a Dusseldorf export-import firm, the H. S. Luch Company, as a
front for a world wide political network which kept in touch with Nazi
exiles in Spain and Argentina, as well as pro Nazis in other countries.
For example, Col. Otto Skorzeny, the rescuer of Mussolini, and Dr.
Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s former financial wizard, are connected with
the company in Spain [where Skorzeny ran an underground mercenary group
called Paladin, in Madrid]… Two members of the Nazi-Communist
underground in Spain also took in Senator McCarthy’s two junior G-men.
Roy Cohn and David Schine, during their comic-opera, spy-hunting junket
throughout Europe last year.”
Sen. John DeCamp, ‘The Franklin Cover-Up,’ second edition, pp. 169, 330 (Feb. 2006 edition): “[referring
to Bonacci:] Travel to Hawaii, New York, Washington (in connection with
Craig Spence) to compromise public figures by performing homosexual
pedophile sex with them…
King acquired contacts in
Washington’s homosexual prostitution scene, one of whom was the late
Craig Spence. A lobbyist and political operative, Spence maintained a
call boy ring that catered to the political elite and, unlike most D.C.
call boy rings, offered children to its clients. Spence’s activities
made banner headlines in the Washington Times on June 29, 1989:
‘Homosexual prostitution inquiry ensnares VIP’s with Reagan, Bush.’
Spence’s access was so good, that he could arrange nighttime tours of
the White House for his clients. The Times added on August 9, 1989, that
Spence ‘hinted the tours were arranged by ‘top level’ persons,
including Donald Gregg, national security advisor to Vice President
Bush…” Spence, according to friends, was also carrying out homosexual
blackmail operations for the CIA. According to a Washington, D.C.
investigative journalist who researched the Spence ring, ‘The way we
discovered Larry King and this Nebraska-based call boy ring, was by
looking through the credit card chits of Spence’s ring, where we found
King’s name.’ Another investigator, with personal knowledge of the
call-boy rings operating in Washington, put it this way: ‘Larry King and
Craig Spence were business partners. Look at two companies, ‘Dream
Boys’ and ‘Man to Man’, both of which operated under another service,
‘Bodies by God.'”
June 30, 1989, Washington Times, ‘Power brokers served drugs, sex at parties for blackmail’
*) June 30, 1989, The Washington Times, ‘Power broker served drugs, sex at parties bugged for blackmail’
*) November 13, 1989, Washington Times, ‘In death, Spence stayed true to form’
More extensive quotes can be found in the column on the left.
Youtube film
linked at under the heading ‘Mainstream News
Coverage of the 89′ Washington D.C. Call Boy Scandal involving Paul
Bonacci (03 January 2007)’. Watched it somewhere in February or March
2007, but when I needed to go over it again in late June to be included
in this article the film was not available anymore [update, it recently
became available again]. What I remember is that in the last part of the
video DeCamp was talking to one of the original investigators of the
Craig Spence case. In this segment is was mentioned that the documents
pertaining to the Spence case were sealed by court order until, I
believe, somewhere in the 2060s or 2070s. Then one of the original
investigators related to DeCamp that he had been informed the records
would only be unsealed when there’s “a cold day in hell”.
1998, Regina
Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for
perpetrators – The testimony of X1’), pp. 99-103
July 29, 1991, Time Magazine, ‘The Dirtiest Bank of All’: “B.C.C.I.
is more than just a criminal bank. From interviews with sources close
to B.C.C.I., TIME has pieced together a portrait of a clandestine
division of the bank called the “black network,” which functions as a
global intelligence operation and a Mafia-like enforcement squad.
Operating primarily out of the bank’s offices in Karachi, Pakistan, the
1,500-employee black network has used sophisticated spy equipment and
techniques, along with bribery, extortion, kidnapping and even, by some
accounts, murder. The black network — so named by its own members —
stops at almost nothing to further the bank’s aims the world over.”
“The more conventional departments of B.C.C.I. handled such
services as laundering money for the drug trade and helping dictators
loot their national treasuries. The black network, which is still
functioning, operates a lucrative arms-trade business and transports
drugs and gold. According to investigators and participants in those
operations, it often works with Western and Middle Eastern intelligence
agencies. The strange and still murky ties between B.C.C.I. and the
intelligence agencies of several countries are so pervasive that even
the White House has become entangled. As TIME reported earlier this
month, the National Security Council used B.C.C.I. to funnel money for
the Iran-contra deals, and the CIA maintained accounts in B.C.C.I. for
covert operations. Moreover, investigators have told TIME that the
Defense Intelligence Agency has maintained a slush-fund account with
B.C.C.I., apparently to pay for clandestine activities…”
“U.S. agents collaborated with the black network in several
operations, according to a B.C.C.I. black-network “officer” who is now a
secret U.S. government witness. Sources have told investigators that
B.C.C.I. worked closely with Israel’s spy agencies and other Western
intelligence groups as well, especially in arms deals. The bank also
maintained cozy relationships with international terrorists, say
investigators who discovered suspected terrorist accounts for Libya,
Syria and the Palestine Liberation Organization in B.C.C.I.’s London
“The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the resulting
strategic importance of neighboring Pakistan accelerated the growth of
B.C.C.I.’s geopolitical power and its unbridled use of the black
“The bank was in a unique position to operate an intelligence-
gathering unit because it dealt with such figures as Noriega, Saddam,
Marcos, Peruvian President Alan Garcia, Daniel Ortega, contra leader
Adolfo Calero and arms dealers like Adnan Khashoggi. Its original
purpose was to pay bribes, intimidate authorities and quash
investigations. But according to a former operative, sometime in the
early 1980s the black network began running its own drugs, weapons and
currency deals.”
“I was recruited by the black network in the early 1980s,”
says an Arab- born employee who has ties to a ruling family in the
Middle East and has told U.S. authorities of his role in running one of
the black units. “They came to me while I was in school in the U.S.;
they spoke my language, knew all of my friends and gave me money. They
told me they wanted me to join the organization, and described its
wealth and political power, but at first they never said exactly what
the organization did…”
“The black network was the bank’s deepest secret, but rumors
of its activities filtered through the bank’s managerial level with
chilling effectiveness. Senior bankers voice fears that they will be
financially ruined or physically maimed — even killed — if they are
found talking about B.C.C.I.’s activities… Businessmen who pursued
shady deals with B.C.C.I. are just as frightened. ‘Look,’ says an arms
dealer, ‘these people work hand in hand with the drug cartels; they can
have anybody killed.’… Currently the black units have focused their
scrutiny and intimidation on investigators. ‘Our own people have been
staked out or followed, and we suspect tapped telephones,’ says a New
York law-enforcement officer.”
and investigative author Alex Constatine wrote extensively about the
connections between satanic ritual abuse and US intelligence research
into mind control. He’s not the only one though.
1995, Alex Constantine, ‘Psychic dictatorship in the USA’, p. 56: “Testimony
before the 1977 Church Committee’s probe of the CIA hinted that, as of
1963, the scientific squalor of the CIA’s mind control regimen,
code-named MKULTRA, had abandoned military and academic laboratories,
fearing exposure, and mushroomed in cities across the country.
Confirmation arrived in 1980 when Joseph Holsinger, an aide to late
Congressman Leo Ryan (who was murdered by a death squad at Jonestown)
exposed the formation of eccentric religious cults by the CIA. Holsinger
made the allegation at a colloquium of psychologists in San Francisco
on “Psychosocial Implications of the Jonestown Phenomenon.” Holsinger
maintained that a CIA rear-support base had been in collusion with Jones
to perform medical and mind control experiments at People’s Temple. The
former Congressional aide cited an essay he’d received in the mail,
“The Penal Colony,” written by a Berkeley psychologist. The author had
emphasized: Rather than terminating MKULTRA, THE CIA SHIFTED ITS
People’s Temple… The press was blind to obvious CIA connections, but
survivors of the carnage in Guyana followed the leads and maintained
that Jim Jones was “an employee, servant, agent or operative of the
Central Intelligence Agency” from 1963–the year the Agency turned to
cult cut-outs to conceal MKULTRA mind control activities–until 1978.”

The story of Holsinger accusing the CIA has been documented in
a few 1980s newspaper reports. Haven’t seen a copy of ‘The Penal
Colony’. Hopefully it will be uploaded to the net some day.
*) November 20, 1978, Washington Post, ‘Survivors of Guyana Ambush Are Rescued’: “One
account from the Guyana retreat, known as Jonestown, came from former
Temple aide Deborah Layton Blakely last summer. In an affidavit she gave
the San Francisco Chronicle after fleeing the mission, she described
public beatings ordered by Jones and a squad of 50 armed guards who
watched over the camp at all times. Blakely and at least one other
church member also described ritualistic mass suicide plans that could
be put into effect should the mission or Jones be threatened. Blakely
and at least one other church member also described ritualistic mass
suicide plans that could be put into effect should the mission or Jones
be threatened. Blakely claimed Jones had “a tyrannical hold over the
lives of Temple members,” who had helped him amass more than $5 million
in donations. Black members of the church were told that if they did not
follow him to Guyana, they would be put in concentration camps and
killed, Blakely said. “White members were instilled with the belief that
their names appeared on a secret list of enemies of the state that was
kept by the CIA and they would be tracked down, tortured, imprisoned,
and subsequently killed if they did not flee to Guyana.” Many former
members have said they were required to confess, in writing, to crimes
they had not committed – including adultery and molesting their
children. These written confessions, the former members say, were then
held by the church in case these people turned against Jones…
Hundreds of threats were made against reporters and
publications that carried reports of church actions. Still, they
continued in San Francisco area newspapers… In response to a request
from [Senator Leo] Ryan to check into alleged atrocities at Jonestown
the State Department had “looked into” the Gayana mission recently, but
reported back that it looked fine. It was after that report that Ryan,
according to his administrative assistant, Joe Holsinger, decided “to go
down and look for himself.”… Leo J. Ryan (D-Calif.), who was killed
in Guyana on Saturday, [was there] to interest the national press in the

*) September 27, 1981, The Washington Post, ‘Mistrial Declared in Case of Former Peoples Temple Aide’: “The
CIA connection still draws great interest from many participants in the
Jonestown cases, including Layton attorney Tamburello. “We got some
information from the CIA and everything was blacked out but the page
numbers,” he said. Former Ryan aide Joe Holsinger and Peoples Temple
defector Jim Cobb have suggested that Jonestown was in part a CIA
behavior modification experiment and a device by which the agency
manipulated the Guyanan administration of Prime Minister Forbes

*) November 15, 1988, The Record, ‘Jonestown massacre: More questions than answers – A look bank, 10 years later’: “More
than 900 people died of cyanide poisoning or gunshots at the Jonestown
compound. Jones died of a gunshot wound, and it has never been resolved
whether he killed himself or was murdered. A few hours earlier, a hit
squad [of Jonestown members who were also to commit suicide] had
traveled to the Port Kaituma airstrip where Ryan’s entourage was
preparing to board a small airplane with 14 Temple defectors. The gunmen
killed Ryan and four others, three journalists and a Temple defector…
Theorists have suggested that Jones was employed by the Central
Intelligence Agency, which was supposedly monitoring his mind-control
experiments. “There has never been a formal investigation, and every
effort to investigate has been thwarted,” Holsinger said.”

*) November 18, 1988, The Orange County Register, ‘A powerful aura of mystery still enshrouds Jonestown’: “Joe
Holsinger, the former chief of staff for California Rep. Leo Ryan, who
was murdered as he was preparing to leave Guyana with about a dozen
defectors from Jonestown, doggedly has insisted that a “disinformation”
campaign was launched by the US government to conceal the truth about
Jonestown. “In my view,” said Holsinger, who now serves as a deputy
superintendent for California schools, “it’s been a pretty elaborate
cover-up.” He has theorized that CIA operatives working at the US
Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, might have been using Jones and his
community in a “wildcat behavior-modification experiment.” Holsinger
also disputes the official explanation that virtually all of the 913
Temple members who died at Jonestown voluntarily drank a cyanide-laced
beverage. That version also was called into question by the chief
medical examiner in Guyana at the time, Dr. C. Leslie Mootoo, who
estimated that more than 700 of the victims were injected with the
poison forcibly.”
February 26, 1991, Rocky Mountain News, ‘Seminar discusses cult abuse; many young victims repress memories’: “Therapists
estimate 10,000 to 20,000 survivors of such ritualistic abuse are now
getting treatment. That includes 150 to 250 in Colorado, many of whom
participate in one of several support groups in the metro area. “But
there’s no way of guessing how many there are who aren’t in therapy,”
said David Donaldson, a graduate of Denver Seminary who received a
doctorate in psychology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Calif.
Donaldson began his study of Satanic abusive practices when his wife
began experiencing memories of her past.”
Following is a
rather long and largely philosophical piece which goes into what many
might consider a number of extreme theories. However, remember that in
this article we’ve also discussed extreme testimonies from a whole range
of witnesses, which regularly dealt with sex orgies, ritual sacrifice
and Satanism (involving grand masters). These testimonies need
explaining and therefore it’s necessary to openly theorize a bit about
the possibilities. The theory that all these stories are untrue for one
reason or another is still considered a possibility, but given no
further attention here.
First of all,
Gnosticism can go both ways and largely depends on what
aspects of the Old- and New Testament people are interested in (or the
Nag Hammadi).
On the positive side, individuals involved in Gnosticism are
spiritual adventurers or scientists who want to experience and
understand the spiritual nature of life, in this case from the
perspective that Jesus was an important spiritual teacher. Observations
in quantum physics, like the observer effect, or other unexplained but
verifiable phenomena are often mentioned in an effort to show that there
doesn’t have to be separation between spirituality and regular science
(which is as dogmatic as any other religion). This positive side of
Gnosticism appeals to many spiritually-oriented persons, even though
many might see Jesus more as an archetype, a highly positive symbol of
the collective unconsciousness, possibly even having its own (powerful)
morphic field (Sheldrake).
There also are Gnostics/hermeticists who, for example, are
more interested in the story of the serpent in the Garden of Eden,
which gave mankind the knowledge between good and evil; knowledge which
God didn’t want Adam and Eve to have. While classical Christians
consider Adam and Eve having taken the apple from the tree as an act of
stealing, these Gnostics are on the side of the serpent, which is
identified with Lucifer. According to this group, Lucifer is the one who
brought – and continues to bring – knowledge and wisdom to mankind.
Although there are different groups with different takes on the alleged
serpent-in-the-garden event (clearly there’s a lot of metaphoric talk
involved) with some being far more negative than others, things
certainly become very negative with groups that like to call themselves
“anti-christs” or even claim that Lucifer’s demons are beneficial to
humans. Usually these type of groups are very secretive as to their real
philosophies and the things they teach while their leadership is petty
and vindicative. At least in the past, some of the more influential
groups of this kind were involved in subversive activities in a number
of countries. Examples would be Martinism, Synarchism, Illuminism and
Memphis Misraim, which are all closely related to each other.
The Memphis Misraim rite, which in this
note is to be tied to Luciferianism, is based on the old mystery
religions of the ancient Middle- and Near East. According to
several official MM websites (, for
example), Giuseppe “Joseph” Balsamo, also known as “count” Alessandro
Cagliostro (1743-1795), was the main founder of the Misraim Rite (it
must be stated that some authors, like Frank Ripel, claim that
Cagliostro was not Balsamo and that this tie was just a deception of
their arch enemy, the Jesuits)
: “Since 1738, one can find
traces of this Rite filled with alchemical, occult and Egyptian
references, with a structure of 90 degrees. Joseph Balsamo, called
Cagliostro, a key character of his time, [knew] how to give it the
impulse necessary for its development. Very close to the Grand Master of
the Order of the Knights of Malta, Manual Pinto de Fonseca [disputed by
critics], Cagliostro founded the Rite of High Egyptian Masonry in
Cagliostro is said to have founded the Rite of Misraim in
Venice in 1788, although other authors have placed the real origins of
this rite several years or even several decades back. Cagliostro had
many high level friends. He met Benjamin Franklin in Paris, supposedly
met Saint-Germain (considered my many occult groups
an “Ascended Master”; alleged inspiration to the founding fathers of
the US; inspired Theosophy)
in London, and was a good friend of
S.E. Zuliani, a Venetian ambassador and co-founder of Cagliostro in the
founding of his rite. Cagliostro had allegedly also been initiated into
the Illuminati several years before creating the Rite of Misraim.
The Belgian branch of seemingly a rival Memphis Misraim Rite
(www.memphis-, part of
www.memphis-misraim- considers it possible that some
of the founders of the Misraim Rite were connected to an older, even
more obscure organization called Fratres Lucis (i.e., Brothers of
Lucifer), going back to the 15th Century and in turn tied to
Rosicrucianism (and every other mystery religion most people never heard
about). According to the Aquarian Guide to Occult, Mystical, Religious,
Magical London & Around, London, The Aquarian Press, 1970, p. 19: “[Fratres
Lucis] was established in Florence in 1498, by representatives of many
of the religions and philosophies suppressed by the Roman Church”
Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) has spoken in more detail
about Cagliostro and his clique of Parisian occultists, which is
definitely relevant to this whole article. Although I can’t vouch for
any of it and don’t know where they got all this information, I find
myself nodding along, for example, when reading the following passage
(therefore the rest might just be true also, at least to a certain
extent): “This occult freemasonic conspiracy [Synarchism and
Martinism], is found among both nominally left-wing and also extreme
right-wing factions such as the editorial board of the Wall Street
Journal, the Mont Pelerin Society, and American Enterprise Institute and
Hudson Institute, and the so-called integrist far right inside the
Catholic clergy. The underlying authority behind these cults is a
contemporary network of private banks of that medieval Venetian model
known as fondi.”
Anyone who read my article on Le Cercle will know I
had been struggling to integrate leads to the pre-WWII CSAR and
Synarchist Movement of Empire on one hand and the ultra-right Catholic
nobility of the Vatican-Paneuropa network, which includes the Mont
Pelerin Society, on the other. The standard coterie of banks (and the
general privatization process), which can be found in organizations like
Le Cercle, in turn might represent the old Venetian merchant model and
subsequent East India Companies of Holland and England.
Back to Cagliostro and his network:
September 2, 2003, Anton Chaitkin for EIR, ‘Synarchy Against America’: “Then
living in England as the agent of the colonies, Franklin frequently
visited the Earl of Shelburne [1737–1805] at his Bowood estate.
Shelburne chaired the all-powerful three-man “Secret Committee” of the
East India Company, which also included Francis Baring of the banking
house that bore his name. Shelburne was the most sophisticated
representative of the frankly Satanic financier powers behind the
British throne… The East India Company, a Royal-chartered private
joint-stock company, represented the pinnacle of mid-18th-Century power,
of what was known as the “Venetian Party” of rentier-financier
oligarchs [the Whigs], who derived their global power from near monopoly
control over key raw materials and commodities, insurance, banking, and
shipping routes [same went for its Dutch counterpart]. The East India
Company of Shelburne’s “Secret Committee” deployed a more modern and
large-scale military force than did the British Crown, maintaining
control over their private fiefdoms in India and other parts of the
world. The Company represented the gradual merger of British and Dutch
financier factions, and, thus, operated above any notion of individual
national loyalties. In effect, Shelburne was the “doge” of the combined
British and continental European financier oligarchy… The Shelburne
machine owned France’s Philippe Duke of Orleans [alleged Illuminati at
the time], cousin and enemy to Louis XVI, and opponent of the French
nation-building tradition which was now being applied to the American
cause. Shelburne and the Duke of Orleans employed creatures from the
swamp of mystics and charlatans centered in the freemasonic lodges of
Lyons, France, in particular the Martinist Order. Among the Martinists
who performed in the staged 1780s-1790s French destabilizations were
Franz Anton Mesmer, Count Cagliostro (real name Giuseppe Balsamo), Jacques Cazotte, Fabré d’Olivet [an advisor to Napoleon, but somehow came into conflict with him; hugely influential on Saint-Yves d’Alveydre, the founder of Synarchism],
and Joseph de Maistre. Martinism, a mocking perversion of Catholicism,
considers Fallen Man to be in exile in this earthly existence, deprived
of his powers. Man can only restore his original condition by initiation
to the inner ranks of a secret society, through purgative
violence—sado-masochistic rituals, torture, and human sacrifices… This
pagan ritualism breeds heartless imperial soldiers and fanatic gang
leaders, as Mithraic Stoicism did for the Roman Caesars. After
Martinism guided successive French coups, its banker-proprietors spun
it into Synarchy and fascism—while labeling it Conservatism or
fundamentalist Christianity… Cagliostro had already published a Letter
to the French (June 20, 1786) prophesying that “The Bastille shall be
completely destroyed, and the land upon which it had been erected shall
become a promenade area.” The “Count” made this pronouncement after his
meetings with the Scottish Rite Mother Lodge in London.”

November 24, 2004, Lyndon H. LaRouche Jr., ‘Re-Animating the World’s Economy’: “These
forces were, in the main, the same network of international
financier-oligarchical entities, once known as the Synarchist
International, which had created modern fascism in the image of
Alessandro Cagliostro’s and Count Joseph de Maistre’s Napoleon
Bonaparte,[2] and had swallowed up the nations of western and central
continental Europe into the Nazi system over the interval from banker
Volpi di Misurata’s Mussolini coup of 1922, through the close of the war
in Europe… Cagliostro and de Maistre were among the leading figures
of a strange freemasonic cult, the Martinists, organized by London’s
Lord Shelburne around some of the networks of the notorious Voltaire.
Cagliostro was notorious for his conspiratorial orchestration of the
affairs of the Queen’s Necklace, an artificed scandal, like those which
the Mellon-Scaife circles attempted against President Bill Clinton, used
to poison French opinion against Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France
and sister of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II.”

Whether it’s true or not, this is what EIR had to say about
the one of the most important founders of Memphis-Misraim and the
related Synarchist branch.
In 1881, the Memphis Rite (inspired by Templarism) and related
Misraim Rite were brought under one roof by general Giuseppe Garibaldi
(1807-1882). Garibaldi worked closely with Giuseppe Mazzini in trying
to unite and turn Italy into a republic. Mazzini, of course, is well
known in conspiracy circles as he is named as a head of the infamous
Illuminati (as already stated, one of many occult groups), following up
Adam Weishaupt. The classic conspiracy literature states that Mazzini
knew general Albert Pike, the equally famous top-Freemason (judging from
his writings, you’d guess also of some esoteric rites, but no one seems
to know for sure) with his vague references to Lucifer. As the classic
“three world wars” letter between Mazzini and Pike has every indication
of being bogus, mainstream history doesn’t really talk about any
relationship between these individuals, and I have no details on Youth
America – supposedly another link between these two – this connection
between Garibaldi/Mazzzini and Pike is left alone here, besides the fact
that EIR has claimed all three, like Cagliostro, were agents of the
British Empire, mainly through Lord Palmerston (1784-1865).
Back to the Memphis Misraim rite again.
In 1913, the “well known” occultist Theodore Reuss became head
of this rite. Reuss was a top level person in just about every other
occult organization in the West, including the OTO, Rosicrucianism,
Martinism (and therefore Synarchism), the Scottish Rite and the Hermetic
Brotherhood of Light (remember, in these circles, light equals
lucifer), the latter supposedly an offshoot or continuation of the
earlier-mentioned Fratres Lucis. Reuss was the one who promoted Crowley
in the OTO and he later adapted Crowley’s “Gnostic Mass”. In earlier
times, Reuss had tried to revive the Illuminati on different occasions,
which is yet another indication this was one of a number of secret
occult societies.
In 1960, a person called Robert Ambelain became the new head
of the Memphis Misraim Rite. In 1973, this Ambelain appointed the
Francesco Brunelli (1927-1982; also a grand master in the Martinist
Order) as head of the almost non-existent Memphis Misraim Rite in Italy.
In 1981, Gianfranco Perilli (better known as Frank Giano Ripel) took
over from Brunelli and restructured the rite somewhat. Ripel remained
head of this rite until 1999, when he put it to sleep, apparently
because so few were interested in it. In 2003, Ripel revived his Memphis
Misraim Rite with support from Gabriel Lopez de Rojas, a young
occultist who wrote the book ‘Por la Senda de Lucifer’ (‘On the Path of
Lucifer’). Like Theodore Reuss, Lopez de Rojas is in the process of
reviving “the Illuminati”.
September 25, 2005, El-Amarna interview with Lopez de Rojas (Rojas:): “That
is according to the Judeo-Cristian tradition [that Lucifer is the
fallen angel]. But in fact he provided the light that liberated men of
the chains of tyranny… to contact these entities is very easy, there
are some techniques that any initiate can use, the Hebrew cabal explains
it to them.”

Whether Ripel is accepted by the international Memphis Misraim
bodies or not (probably not, few seem to get along with each other), he
comes from the exact same background and clearly has followed the exact
same teachings. But what sets him apart these days is that besides
putting his ideas in Italian and Spanish books nobody has ever heard of,
he also created a few internet sites on which he discusses some of the
basics of Memphis Misraim, and therefore also related Gnostic sects, as
Martinism, Synarchism, Illuminism, the OTO, the Golden Dawn, Thelema,
etc. It soon becomes obvious why so few are attracted to hierarchical
Western mystery religions. One reason might be that Ripel (pretty much
like all other “grand masters”) sounds less coherent than the worst
bible thumper and at times more radical than a Taliban fanatic. Another
reason might be that no sane person would take spiritual lessons from a
person who calls himself the “anti-christ” (under no circumstances, and
even to non-Christians, this can sound like a positive thing) or is
involved in such creepy-sounding orders as the “Culto Draconiano”, the
“Confraternita dei Vampiri” or the “Associazione Betelgeuse”. To learn
such things as meditation, energy work, astral travel, lucid dreaming
or healing practices, the last thing you need is to get involved with
cults like these.
Ripel’s sites:
Ripel: “Black, white, blue and red vampires. The fourteen
footsteps of the mutant. The seven footsteps of the vampire. The
passage of the magi.”
I translated/quoted the above because I once read a text from
some apparent top level practitioner of hermeticism that humans can be
“alchemized” into “vampires”, whatever that means. This stuff is to be
put in context with L. Ron Hubbard Jr.’s apparent linking of vampirism
to soul-cracking – statements which can be found further below. I know,
it’s strange stuff. But that’s no reason not to bring it up.
Interview with Ripel: “Q[uestion]: In your books you
identify yourself as the Great Beast 666 [Crowley’s name] and then, in
the initiation process, as the Great Scarlet Dragon (the Eight-Headed
and Thirteen-Horned Wild Beast), the Antichrist.
A[answer of Ripel]: Yes, that’s correct. I am the King of
the World, The Antichrist of historical christians. Soon the Earth will
change and a New Dawn shall rise.”
On one of his Geocities sites, Ripel posted his article ‘The
Da Vinci Code, Frank Ripel reveals the secret contained in the Da Vinci
Code’ somewhat understandable states: “In Gnostic Christianity –
Sethians and Ophites – the light-Christ is identified with the snake,
like Lucifer is. Therefore, it’s possible to state that the Christ of
Gnostic Christians is the Antichrist of historical Christians. The
secret of number nine is connected to the image of the perfect man,
Lucifer – the light-Christ. Nine is the secret number of the Great
Beast 666 (6+6+6=18, which internal sum is 9) and represents perfection.
Therefore the Great Beast 666 is the perfect man, Lucifer (“Light
Bearer”), the light-Christ that is identified with the Sun.”
Of course, other authors have made references to Lucifer, but
the problem with many of these esoteric authors is that they use such
vague and largely incomprehensible language that it’s generally useless
to quote them.

They also seldom speak about Lucifer even though it’s such a
crucial part of Gnosticism. Additionally there are a number of low
level occult organizations which claim to be involved in Luciferianism,
Gnosticism and various forms of blood magic which closely parallel the
things said about Martinism, Memphis Misraim, et al. However, it’s
ultimately the thoughts and practices of the highest level members in
the latter organizations (or certain cells within them) that we want to
know more about.
Whatever Joe Average is doing isn’t interesting or even

Above the reader can see some of the anti-Christian,
Luciferian symbolism found at the home of Francis “Anubis- Moloch”
Desmedt and Dominique “Nahema-Nephthys” Kindermans who ran the
profoundly negative Abrasax cult which consisted of four occult
institutes: The Belgian Church of Satan, the Wicca center, the Order for
Luciferian Initiation and the Gnostic church. Anyone who claims that
Satanism or Luciferianism is beneficial to mankind is absolutely nuts.
It’s all about feeding the ego and personal gain, apparently regularly
resulting in a shattered mind. Why don’t you try and visit some of the
links presented on the following site:
August 8, 2003 issue of EIR, Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr., ‘A short
definition of Synarchism’: “Martinism, a mocking perversion of
Catholicism, considers Fallen Man to be in exile in this earthly
existence, deprived of his powers. Man can only restore his original
condition by initiation to the inner ranks of a secret society, through
purgative violence — sado-masochistic rituals, torture, and human
sacrifices… Anyone familiar with my ramblings on Satanism will
recognize “purgative violence” as its core activity. Its purpose is to
break down the spiritual barrier between the lowest levels of the human
soul and the underlying demonic forces, thus allowing the demonic
forces to take possession of the soul. As usual, the ugly truth is
hidden, and the activity is “justified” with lofty-sounding cover
stories. The “initiate” in search of “magical powers” is gradually led
to the point of believing that killing is INHERENTLY beneficial, and it
is the act of killing people (especially ones with whom the killer has
had a positive relationship) “up close and personal” with this
attitude which breaks down this barrier. Thus, Martinism and its front
“Sin”archism are exposed as Satanism.”

The story of Scientology is also very much relevant to the
question if Gnosticism and-or hermeticism is Luciferian or not. Anyone
who knows a thing or two about mystery religions and sees the
Scientology logos will recognize a Rosicrucian influence.
Coincidentally, L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology’s founder, was introduced to
the rituals of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) (in turn preceded by
Memphis Misraim, Martinism, Synarchism and Illuminism) by rocket
scientist and JPL co-founder Jack Parsons. At this time Hubbard still
was a lieutenant commander in the Navy and had not yet founded the
Scientology church. Besides being one of the founders of America’s space
program alongside Theodore von Karman (coincidentally had a Kabbalah
scholar and Rabbi as ancestor) and the controversial Wernher von Braun
(the famous Nazi scientist from Operation Paperclip), Parsons used to be
head of the OTO’s Agape Lodge in Pasadena and a protege of Aleister
In his lengthy July 1983 interview with Penthouse, L. Ron
Hubbard’s son, Ronald DeWolf, claimed a number of interesting things
about his father. DeWolf later reversed himself almost 180 degrees
claiming a good deal of his Penthouse statements weren’t true. However,
some of the things he said sure are an interesting coincidence
considering his father’s connections to the OTO and the philosophies of
Crowley and such Crowley-inspired men as Frank Ripel. Among other
things, DeWolf claimed: “The Antichrist. Aleister Crowley thought of
himself as such. And when Crowley died in 1947, my father then decided
that he should wear the cloak of the beast and become the most powerful
being in the universe [sounds exactly like Ripel, read above].
What a lot of people don’t realize is that Scientology is black magic
that is just spread out over a long time period. To perform black magic
generally takes a few hours or, at most, a few weeks. But in Scientology
it’s stretched out over a lifetime, and so you don’t see it. Black
magic is the inner core of Scientology –and it is probably the only
part of Scientology that really works. Also, you’ve got to realize that
my father did not worship Satan. He thought he was Satan. He was one
with Satan. He had a direct pipeline of communication and power with
him. My father wouldn’t have worshiped anything. I mean, when you think
you’re the most powerful being in the universe, you have no respect for
anything, let alone worship… The explanation [of black magic] is sort
of long and complicated. The basic rationale is that there are some
powers in this universe that are pretty strong. As an example, Hitler
was involved in the same black magic and the same occult practices that
my father was. The identical ones. Which, as I have said, stem clear
back to before Egyptian times. It’s a very secret thing. Very powerful
and very workable and very dangerous. Brainwashing is nothing compared
to it. The proper term would be “soul cracking.” It’s like cracking open
the soul, which then opens various doors to the power that exists, the
satanic and demonic powers. Simply put, it’s like a tunnel or an avenue
or a doorway. Pulling that power into yourself through another person
–and using women, especially — is incredibly insidious. It makes Dr.
Fu Manchu look like a kindergarten student. It is the ultimate vampirism,
the ultimate mind-fuck, instead of going for blood, you’re going for
their soul. And you take drugs in order to reach that state where you
can, quite literally, like a psychic hammer, break their soul, and pull
the power through. He designed his Scientology Operating Thetan
techniques to do the same thing. But, of course, it takes a couple of
hundred hours of auditing and mega-thousands of dollars for the
privilege of having your head turned into a glass Humpty Dumpty
–shattered into a million pieces.. I think [cults] are very dangerous
and destructive. I don’t think that anyone should think for you. And
that’s exactly what cults do. All cults, including Scientology, say, “I
am your mind, I am your brain. I’ve done all the work for you, I’ve laid
the path open for you. All you have to do is turn your mind off and
walk down the path I have created.” Well, I have learned that there’s
great strength in diversity, that a clamorous discussion or debate is
very healthy and should be encouraged… Scientology and all the other
cults are one-dimensional, and we live in a three-dimensional world.
Cults are as dangerous as drugs. They commit the highest crime: the rape
of the soul…. I think my father has received the ultimate punishment,
which is being locked and trapped in his own insanity. There’s no way
out for him…”

Personally, I can’t vouch for the legitimacy of most of EIR’s
or DeWolf’s statements, including the existence of demons or angels. I
can only say that cults like Martinism and Memphis Misraim ultimately
are based on Luciferianism. They are meant to be very secretive while
their leaders often come across as extremely irrational and
vindicative. They reject the teachings of the Church, but have replaced
them with different set of dogma.
It’s likely, however, that many members in the organizations
discussed here don’t know anything about the dreadful activities
described by EIR. There are several reasons for this, one being that I
was immediately asked if I would be interested in becoming a 96º
national head in Holland of the Memphis Misraim Rite after only one or
two email inquiries. Of course, pretending to be a lawyer with
friends in the Rotary in a country where Memphis Misraim apparently
doesn’t exist might have helped, but still. It’s just another example
that this whole degree system and the alleged spiritual quest behind it
isn’t to be taken very serious.
Best case scenario is probably that this stuff doesn’t work. Worst case scenario has
basically been described by EIR and Hubbard, Jr. above. The OTO, Golden Dawn,
Thelema, Thulism and Theosophy have all been inspired by the organizations in the
picture above.

See note 318
for evidence of the extremely close relationship between many occult
organizations, including the Martinist and Synarchist Order, the old
Illuminati, Memphis Misraim, Rosicrucianism, Luciferianism, the OTO, the
Golden Dawn and others.
[320] (one of Ripel’s sites):
“99º Grand Hierophante or International Head of the M.E.A.P.R.M.M. ad Honorem: Licio Gelli”…

“Short Biography on Licio Gelli
In 1980 Licio Gelli, through his constant relationships with
the Royal House of Savoia Lucifero [this name is no joke] Falcone
(Minister of the Royal House of Savioa) was honored the Earl title by
the King Umberto II (the last King of Italy).
Toward the end of the Seventies the Grand Orient of Italy,
appointed Gelli as Venerable Master to direct and give back life to the
Masonic Lodge “Propaganda 2” (P2), which was founded in 1895 by Grand
Master Lemmi [and was a continuation of the in 1877 founded Propaganda
Numero Uno, i.e. P1, likely inspired by Mazzini and Garibaldi’s Memphis
Misraim Rite].
In the Eighties the unfounded P2 scandal busted. Subsequently, the Venerable Master was acquitted of the accusations that were brought against him.
In 1996 Commendatore Licio Gelli, for his activity in poetry
and writing, proposed candidates from 59 structures – academies,
university, Italians and foreigners cultural associations for the Nobel
Prize for the Literature.”

Frank Ripel, ‘The Confessions of the Antichrist’: “In july
1989, we [Ripel and the “Scarlet Woman”] paid a visit to Licio Gelli
(former head of the dissolved P2 lodge). In one of his letters, he
wrote: “the time when we met was short and circumstances didn’t allow us
to talk any longer, however, if You like, in the next future, whenever
you’ll have the chance to come to Tuscany, I shall be pleased to meet
you”. He kindly welcomed us in his villa, a countryhouse in the green.
Gelli led us into a huge hall and made us sit in two of the twelve
armchairs arranged in a semi-circle, six of them on each side. We
started to talk and, at a certain moment, he said: “We have two enemies:
the comunists and the Catholic Church”. “Especially the Jesuits”, I
specified. Then I asked him the usual question: “When will these two
ideologies come to an end?”. “We must be patient”, he answered. “Being
young, maybe I am not that patient”, I replied. And a few months later,
the Synarchy had overthrown comunism the whole world over. The cold war
was over. Nobody seemed to have realized how quickly the Soviet Union
and its allied had faded away. Even the most pessimistic politilogists
had thought that comunist would have lasted another hundred years, while
in a few months, it had totally collapsed. Isn’t that strange? Since
that december 12th 1988, ten years went by, and a new world disorder is
ruling, so that a new world order shall arise. Soon, a New Dawn will
rise and the world will change. In the evening of january 6th 1997,
another Divine Sign occurred A Sphere of green energy darted from East
to West over the skies of Rome. The Ark of the heavenly Alliance had
produced another energy field. That was the Sign announcing the fall of
the fideist religious ideology, the Sign announcing the Great Return.
The beginning of the Great Return was marked by the Space Knight
announcing the end of old times and the beginning of new ones. The Space
Knight is a comet, discovered by non-professionai astronomers in luly
23rd 1995, namely Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp. Its closest distance from
the Earth was reached in march 22nd 1997. Towards the end of 1996,
astronomers of over the world, noticed a Body, named Companion, which
had been following Hale-Bopp comet. On a second time, using their
primitive instrurnents, they hadn’t be longer able to spot Companion.
Companion is an energy field which collided with the Earth Aura, by the
end of its transformation. Such energetic collision, took place in march
19th 1997 and the Aura’s transformation had concluded in april 29th
1997. The Retum of the Gods is marked by Time, however only few can
interpret Divine Signs.”
The whole Hale-Bopp story and its “companion” is just a
complete New Age scam for some reason promoted in the conspiracy
movement in 1997. It’s interesting to note that many of these Gnostic
occult organizations with their “secret knowledge” come up with epic
stories which are also put out by the many bad apples in the alternative
history, UFO and-or conspiracy movement. In light of the above article
it’s interesting to note Gelli’s schizophrenic approach to “the
Church”, because he himself was in bed with the Knights of Malta and
Opus Dei. Men from these organizations ultimately controlled the P2.
Take a look at the article on Le Cercle,
which involves Gelli’s P2 and the whole fascist, anti-communist
underground, and amaze yourself about the apparently almost complete
absence of the Jesuits in these networks. Isn’t that interesting? Or the
fact that many conspiracy authors in the United States have continually
attacked the Jesuits, but left the Knights of Malta and Opus Dei alone?
Weird, just weird.
November 3,
2004, El Semanal Digital (a mainstream journal about all kinds of
things), ‘La masonería revolotea el nombramiento de Arruche en la
Guardia Civil’
Since I can’t read Spanish I asked the help of EIR, as they
are interested in the Synarchy. Following is an email from Pierre
Beaudry in which he describes the article: “This article identifies
Carlos Gomez Arruche -April 2006] as being a high degree mason and
member of the Martinist and Synarchist Order. The article treats the
question as being “rumored” but its author, Garganta Profunda, who
considers that there are “no good explanations” for Arruche’s
nomination, and that he does not even have good relations with Defense
Minister Jose Bono [a socialist]. The article also goes through the fact
that there were at least 5 Civil Guard generals that could have taken
the position, and yet it was an Air Force general that was chosen
instead… The “most slippery rumor” is that Arruche is a member of the
Martinist and Synarchist Order which was created in France by Gerard
Encausse [spelled Gérard Encusse in the article], the founder (sic) of
the “Unknown Superiors” in 1891 [“Orden de los Superiores
Desconocidos”]. This order is said to be based on the freemasonic
rectified rite of Saint-Martin in the 18th century, established by
Martinez de Pasqually and Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin. It further
states that since the followers of the Martinists have had several
problems in Spain recently, it is obvious that the circumstance of this
nomination of Arruche as director general of the Civil Guards is like a
powder keg in the middle of the barracks. Because of the general
discomfort created by this nomination, Harruche [sic] should come clean
and put an end to the rumors…”
Received an
email in 2006 from an apparently educated person from the Balkans who
requested his name would not be posted (not a problem anyway since I
lost the email). This person had been reading my article on Le Cercle
and had become intrigued by Synarchism and the connection with the
Serbian royal family to Le Cercle. He claimed to have asked a friend in
local Masonry about Synarchism and the Serbian royal family. Apparently,
this person said to him that Aleksandar Jovanovic was the head of the
Martinist and Synarchist Order in Serbia, that Jovanovic was in close
contact with the Serbian royal family and his group was involved with
esoteric Freemasonry, i.e. Memphis-Misraim, Templarism and
Rosicrucianism. This Masonic friend didn’t really see a problem with the
secrecy surrounding this, because the public wouldn’t understand the
use of ritual magic.
True or not, this email brought the Memphis-Misraim rite to my
attention for the first time. Did some research on Aleksandar Jovanovic
and it turned out he also appeared on the net as the regional head of
Memphis-Misraim in Serbia (not stated in the email). Don’t know any
other details about this Jovanovic, but, for what it’s worth, the person
who sent the email claimed not to have known about Jovanovic appearing
on the Italian Memphis-Misraim site. I asked the Italian
Memphis-Misraim site about Jovanovic and the Synarchist order, but
Galbix Red (97° MEAPRMM – 98° OCI) claimed not to know any details about
this person. It was pretty obvious he wasn’t interested in sharing
information anyway.
The extremely close relationship between the Martinist and
Synarchist Order, the old Illuminati, Memphis Misraim, Rosicrucianism,
Luciferianism, the OTO, the Golden Dawn and other occult groups has been
discussed in note 318.
About Licio Gelli:
*) The Duke of Savoy, with whom Gelli had a close
relationship, has been involved in arms trade with the Shah, a murder
case, the P2 lodge, and the Knights of Malta. This very old family,
which ruled Italy until the end of WWII, had its attorney on the board
of Permindex, which has been linked to the JFK assassination.
*) 2005, Daniele Ganser, ‘Nato’s Secret Armies’, p. 74: “Frank Gigliotti [one-time
assistant to a hypnotist; Presbyterian clergyman; worked with teenaged
boys, for whom he organized a social club named the Guiseppe Mazzini
Club; recruited by the OSS; active in Italy]
of the US Masonic
Lodge personally recruited Gelli and instructed him to set up an
anti-Communist parallel government in Italy in close cooperation with
the CIA station in Rome. ‘It was Ted Shackley, director of all covert
operations of the CIA in Italy in the 1970s’, an internal report of the
Italian anti-terrorism unit confirmed, ‘who presented the chief of the
Masonic Lodge to Alexander Haig’. According to the document, Nixon’s
Military adviser General Haig [later Pilgrims Society executive],
who had commanded US troops in vietnam and thereafter from 1974 to 1979
served as NATO’s SACEUR, and Nixon’s National Security Advisor Henry
Kissinger [Le Cercle] ‘authorized Gelli in
the fall of 1969 to recruit 400 high ranking Italian and NATO officers
into his lodge’. (60)… the secretive anti-Communist P2 members list
confiscated [in 1981] counted at least 962 members, with total
leadership estimated at 2,500… 52 were high-ranking officers of the
Carabinieri paramilitary police, 50 were high-ranking officers of the
Italian Army, 37 were high-ranking officers of the Finance Police, 29
were high-ranking officers of the Italian Navy, 11 were Presidents of
the police, 70 were influential and wealthy industrialists, 10 were
Presidents of banks, 3 were acting Ministers, 2 were former Ministers, 1
was President of a political party, 38 were members of parliament and
14 were high-ranking judges. Others on lower levels of the social
hierarchy were mayors, Directors of hospitals, lawyers, notaries and
Although Gelli’s
files had vanished by the time his villa was raided, the index of his files was discovered, and some of the headings
included Giulio Andreotti’s name. Roberto Calvi’s [Knight of Malta, “God’s
banker”, and found hanging below a bridge in the City of London]
widow pointed to Giulio Andreotti “(Le Cercle) as the true head of P2.
*) 1997, Robert Hutchinson, ‘Their Kingdom Come – Inside the Secret World of Opus Dei’, pp. 263-264: “P2
was formed in the late 1960s, allegedly at the behest of Giordano
Gamberini, a Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy and friend of
Gulio Andreotti. But he was much closer to Francesco Cosentino, who also
was well introduced in Vatican circles. Either Andreotti or Cosentino,
or perhaps both, were said to have suggested the creation of a small
cell of trusted right-wing personalities in key national sectors, but
especially banking, intelligence and the press, to guard against what
they perceived as ‘the creeping communist threat’. The person Gamberini
chose to develop the P2 Lodge was a small-time textile magnate from the
Tuscan town of Arezzo, midway between Florence and Perugia, who after
two as a Freemason had risen to the Italian equivalent of Master Mason.
His name, of course, was Licio Gelli. But the P2’s top man, according to
Calvi, was none other than Andreotti, followed in line of command by
Cosentino and Ortolani [Umberto Ortolani; secret
chamberlain of the Papal Household; member of the inner council of the
Knights of Malta; said to be a member of Cardinal Giacomo Lercano; met
with Licio Gelli, Roberto Calvi, and others in Rome in December 1969]
Andreotti always denied Calvi’s allegation. But the fact remains that
Calvi feared Andreotti more than Gelli or Ortolani. As for Cosentino, he
died soon after the P2 hearings began. The truth of the matter,
[professor] Javier Sainz said, is that the P2 Lodge was part of a secret
right-wing network created with the Vatican’s blessing as part of the
Occident’s bulwark against communism. The P1 Lodge was in France and the
P3 Lodge was in Madrid. The P3 was headed by a former minister of
Justice, Pio Cabanillas Gallas [cabinet minister
under Franco, the dictator of Spain until 1975; secretary of the Council
of the Realm, Franco’s highest advisory body; Minister of Information
and Tourism; remained influential in government after Franco’s death;
Minister of Culture; Minister of Justice 1981-1982; more centrist than
Cercle member Munoz; member of the European Parliament]
Not much is
known about Arruche, actually, although the following incident says a
lot about his personal convictions. In 2005, nine Guardia Civil officers
were accused of having beaten and tazered a civilian to death. Arruche
stood up for the officer who oversaw this torture scene and claimed
tazers were perfectly acceptable weapons for the police to use.
Just the fact
that crown prince Alexander Karageorgevitch II in 2004 hosted a meeting
for the ultraconservative private intelligence group Le Cercle, which
has been combating communism for decades and was directly tied to
Gelli’s P2 lodge, says a lot.
See note 171
Combination of BOB note PV 250 of January 8, 1997 and BOB note PV 466 of January 16, 1997
1999, Annemie Bulte, Douglas De Coninck and Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, ‘The X-Dossiers’, p. 327: “X4 during a hearing in July tells how respected members of the Opus Dei belonged to her most sadistic clientele…”
PV 150.889, March 24, 1997, ‘Translation of a March 18, 1997 fax from X1; factory; Clo’: “[X1] saw that Sandra sucked de Bonvoisin and that Wathelet raped Mieke”.
X1 accused Melchior Wathelet of being one of the more violent child
abusers at the ASCO factory, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants and
Baron de Bonvoisin.
PV 151.046,
March 23, 1997, ‘Information: Facts pertaining to child molestings in
the Verviers region’ (changed the chronological order for better
1990, Hugo
Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co. – 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The
Gang & Co. – 20 years of destabilization in Belgium’), pp. 176,
183-184: “CEPIC candidate Jean-Pierre Grafe in turn asked [the
fascist] Forces Nouvelles to support him in his personal election
campaign… [After CEPIC is exposed in the early 1980s] the political
friends of de Bonvoisin won’t allow that de Bonvoisin is placed in
permanent isolation by [CEPIC] chairman Jean-Pierre Grafe… [In
1981-1982] the leadership of the organization then realizes it better
than anyone and as soon as January 19 the board of directors of the
CEPIC asks itself if it isn’t better to dissolve the organization and
replace it with another structure with another name. The proposal is
rejected, but that same day Jean-Pierre Grafe still announces the
creation of a substituting structure: Le Rassemblement du Centre.”
November 20, 1996, The Guardian, ‘Belgian minister to face hearing for ‘buying child sex’: “Belgium’s
deputy prime minister, Elio di Rupo, will face a parliamentary
commission into allegations that he procured 13-year-old boys [that’s
not Trusgnach, so whatever happened to these accusations?] for sex, the
leaders of the government and opposition parties decided yesterday… A
former chauffeur claimed that he had driven the minister to the Brussels
red-light district in his official car, cruising for boys [apparently
16 years and older]… The local press quoted yesterday patrons of Le
CanCan, a gay bar, and of a nearby nightclub, Le Garage, who said that
the deputy prime minister was a regular visitor, ready to buy drinks for
students… Meanwhile, the Wallonian (French-speaking) regional
parliament has voted for a separate commission to investigate similar
allegations against one of its ministers, Jean-Pierre Grafe… In a
written statement, Mr Grafe, said the allegations against him were
intended solely to harm his reputation as a public figure. But that did
not stop the press from reporting that he had been investigated for
having sex with minors twice before, in 1982 and 1984, and that his
brother, Jacques, is serving a prison sentence for paedophile
*) November 20, 1996, The Guardian, ‘Belgian minister to face hearing for ‘buying child sex’: “Belgium’s
deputy prime minister, Elio di Rupo, will face a parliamentary
commission into allegations that he procured 13-year-old boys [that’s
not Trusgnach, so whatever happened to these accusations?] for sex, the
leaders of the government and opposition parties decided yesterday…”

*) November 20, 1996, PV 117.320, testimony of T1: “Voluntary
testimony of T1 (anonymous)… In January ’90 in the “Taverne du
Passage”, rue des Bouchers 41 in Bruxelles. A table with a man and two
boys of 13 years – blonds. Description of the man and children. The man
caressed the thigh of one of the children. The man was Jean-Pierre
Graffe. Graffe seems to be an regular of the place.”

*) November 25, 1996, PV 117.529, testimony of Jean-Michel Rulens: “UIL
frequented “Le Brique” where he knew Graffe and Di Rupo. Four
partouzes where Di Rupo and Graffe were present; he was 17 years old.
Three in an apartment in the center of Liege [Luik]. Four in a villa
on the hill of Liege. He was driven there by a certain Daniel (R25 or
R30). Several minors told him to also have participated in orgies
with Graffe and Di Rupo: Serge Pasquet, David Maugnee (son of the
boss of Le Brique), Didier Geuens (deceased) [and] Michael Valiant.
He declares he maintained sexual relations with Di Rupo and Grafe for
3-5.000-Belgian franks a time.”

*) November 18, 1996, PV 10.600, interview with Jean Michel Nihoul (summary): “The
information on radio-libre JMB [Nihoul involved with that from 1985 to
mid 1990s] was overseen by Marie-Bernard Gilds and Jean-Louis Bogaert.
Bogaert was a press attache of the defense secretary of the time (Jose
Demaret). Bogaert was also press attache for Jean-Pierre Graffe [Grafe].
Bogaert told him that Graffe was a child molester and that he liked to
whip his boys.”

*) 2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘The Dossier Nihoul’, p. 43: “The
Di Rupo affair made yet another dossier disappear into the background, a
much heavier dossier against Jean-Pierre Grafe, also a friend of Vanden
PV 100.130, December 2, 1996
See note 323
February 25,
2004, Herwig Lerouge and Vinciane Convens, Solidaire, interview with
Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck (one of the authors of the 1999 book ‘The
X-Dossiers’): “[Solidaire:] Actually, in his dossier Langlois only
kept the testimonies of the accused… [Van Heeswyck:] Absolutely, and
even the contradictions in there don’t bother him. And there really are
these huge contradictions.”

Van Heeswyck and co-authors filled a 500+ page book with these
contradictions. When going through the digital Dutroux dossier for the
first time I also wondered why (virtually) nothing on the earlier
sub-dossiers could be found. Plenty of (dis)information on the Jumet
digs or the Abrasax cult though.
Bibliography (partial)
1990, Hugo Gijsels, ‘De Bende & Co.
– 20 jaar destabilizering in België’ (‘The Gang & Co. – 20 years of
destabilization in Belgium’)
Hugo Gijsels was a journalist and editor-in-chief of Halt
magazine and has written for Humo. Was sued a number of times, in one
case successfully by Paul Vanden Boeynants, which did quite a bit of
financial damage. Died in December 2004.
1993, Jean-Pierre van Rossem, ‘Hoe kom ik van de ground?’ (‘How do I get off the ground?’)
1996, Fred Vandenbussche, ‘Meisjes verdwijnen niet zomaar’ (‘Girls don’t just disappear’)
Vandenbussche was a journalist with Het Volk, one of the largest Belgian newspapers.
1998, Stef Janssens, ‘De namen uit de doofpot’ (‘The names from the cover up’)
Official employee of the Gang Commission and the Organized
Crime Commission. As a specialist he did a study on government
informants. Closely followed the proceedings of the Dutroux Commission.
1998, Regina Louf, ‘Zwijgen is voor daders – De getuigenis van X1’ (‘Silence is for perpetrators – The testimony of X1’)
Regina Louf was witness X1.
1999, Marie-Jeanne Van Heeswyck, Annemie Bulté, and Douglas De Coninck, ‘De X-Dossiers’
Bulté and De Coninck were journalists for De Morgen, one of
the largest newspapers in Belgium. Were sued a number of times after
publishing the ‘X-Dossiers’. Some time after their first X1 articles in
De Morgen, Yves Desmet, their editor-in-chief, was pressured to censor
and even fire Bulté and De Coninck. Both journalists now work at Humo.
Van Heeswyck was a journalist with Le Journal de Mardi, co-founded with
the lawyer of the parents of Loubna Benaïssa, the girl that was murdered
by a pedophile (who might well have been part of a network). Van
Heeswyck, together with another journalist, was sued by Commandant
Duterme for writing that Duterme was sabotaging the X-investigations
(which he absolutely did). The journalists were forced to pay 12,500
euros in compensations.
2001, Jean Nicolas and Frédéric
Lavachery, ‘Dossier pédophilie. Le scandale de l’affaire Dutroux’
(‘Paedophilia dossier: The scandal of the Dutroux affair’)
Nicolas left for Luxembourg, because he didn’t feel safe
anymore in his own country. Set up the investigating magazine
l’Investigateur. In August 2000, l’Investigateur was forbidden to
publish a list of alleged pedophiles that were mentioned in the Dutroux
dossier. In 2001, Nicolas’ and Lavachery’s book publisher, Flammarion,
was forced by the Belgian government and royal family to include in
every book (‘Dossier Paedophilia’) an official denial of the royal
family that they had been involved in sex orgies at which minors had
been present. Three children of Paul Vanden Boeynants were trying to
sue Nicolas and Lavachery in 2001.
March 11, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part I’.
March 18, 2003, Zembla (Dutch TV), ‘De X-dossiers – Part II’
2004, Herwig Lerouge, ‘Het Dossier
Nihoul: De knoop in het proces-Dutroux’ (‘The Nihoul Dossier: The knot
in the Dutroux trial’)
Lerouge used to be editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Solidair.
2004, Douglas De Coninck, ‘Dode
Getuigen – Dertig mensen die niet zullen spreken op het proces Dutroux’
(‘Dead witnesses – Thirty people who will not speak at the Dutroux
De Coninck was a journalist at De Morgen who now works at Humo magazine.
Leaked Neufchateau document,
consisting of summaries of official reports from August 1996 to June
1997. Testimonies of X1, X2, X3 and Nathalie W. are included, just as a
number of others. For some reason, this file has trouble appearing in
Google. [ISGP link; download only; Winrar is needed to open]
Leaked Dutroux dossier, consisting of
thousands of official reports, all located on three DVDs. X-testimonies
have been removed from this dossier, just as anything else that might
point to a larger network around Dutroux. Got it from someone who was
personally investigating the Dutroux case and may or may not publish a
book in the future. Threw the DVDs away before publishing this article,
as some child pornography could be found on DVD 3.
Website/forum of Belgian X1 case
investigator Rufin Nachtergaele. Suggested two minor corrections in the
accused list after the article was published. I would like to emphasize
though that Nachtergaele doesn’t have an opinion about anything on this
site that deals with international relations and conspiracies,
including things discussed in this article.

© Joel van der Reijden — Institute for the Study of Globalization and Covert Politics (ISGP)

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