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Re: On Bruno

Released on 2012-03-05 16:00 GMT

Email-ID 375925
Date 2011-06-17 20:06:49
Hello Fred,

I called few former colleagues that I worked with in Germany and Eastern
Europe and also pulled out some private information I have on Bruno. I
also confirmed few details with public source information.

Bruno*s (code name *Luca*) last known trip started on November 11, 1995,
with his girlfriend and their daughter Shona, 2 years old, when they
boarded a ferry in the Greek port of Igoumenitsa on their way to Ancona,
Italy, which was an approx 15 hours trip. Arrived at Ancona, where the
Italian customs were informed about Bruno*s presence on the ferry, and
being on the Italian intelligence red list as *persona non grata*, he was
separated from his girlfriend and his daughter, and sent back with the
ferry to Igoumenitsa.

The Italians were warned of Bruno*s presence on the ferry by the Greek
police. The Greek secret service waited for him back in Igoumenitsa to
pick him up. Apparently the Greeks were acting on behalf of French
authorities now. He was living part of the year in Perdika, a small Greek
village not far from Igoumenitsa, with the knowledge and the protection of
the country*s secret service since 1994. After Carlos was arrested, Bruno
was spending the time between Greece, Italy and Austria. Bruno*s problems
started when the Greeks and the French found out that he was a double

While the Greeks were waiting to pick him up at the port, an Israeli Navy
commando team accompanied by a war ship and a helicopter, that had a
mission close to Cyprus, were sent after Bruno to extract him before the
he gets in the port. He was picked up 17 minutes before the ferry arrived
in the port of Igoumenitsa.

After the mysterious disappearing there were rumors that it was a special
operation supported by NATO naval forces, which is not true. There were few
individuals in European ports at that time presenting themselves as NATO
officers, but they were Mossad and US Navy Intel. Mossad officers with
European citizenship posed as 'NATO officials' in many other previous missions
around the world, including the Middle East.

Another version was that Bruno was abducted by the Greek secret service in
an operation of thugs linked to the case of Carlos and sponsored by Paris.

Another version was that Bruno was hiding in the ferry out of fear* a
non-sense version since the Greek secret service searched the ferry in the
port. The rumors about his dead body being in Greece were based on the
fact that he never contacted his family after the disappearing.

Back in 1994, four Swiss terrorists were arrested and detained for several
weeks by the Department General of Switzerland because they were suspected
of belonging to what Stasi used to call "Separat", the code name for the
Carlos Group. Their names were passed to the Hungarian secret services by
Bruno during one of his trips to Austria. The Hungarians passed the names
to the Swiss.

The US intelligence community had good relationship with the Hungarians in
1995, where the Americans had few secret bases. After the delivery of
Bruno by the Israelis to the Americans (I*m not sure about the agency, but
it could be the Navy intelligence) in a friendly port, Bruno was taken to
Hungary. I just learned that Bruno left Budapest, Hungary under a new
identity at the end of 1997 to South America. The most likely destination
was Cuba.

An evidence that he was still alive in 1996 was the fact that his initial
patron, the Swiss Nazi Francois Genoud, was looking for him too. Francois
had the information on Bruno*s possible locations from one or more
ex-Stasi officers with connections in the Hungarian secret service. Genoud
also had ties to UBL that was looking after Bruno in Arab countries. Much
of bin Laden group's international activities took place in the Geneva
offices of Saudi Investment Company, managed by board members that
included Baudoin Dunant, who represented Francois Genoud when he was on
trial for participation in international terrorism.

The CIA and the Israelis tried to take Genoud out in October 1993 when he
escaped a Mossad assassination attempt at his home in Switzerland. Since
then he became aware that the Israelis were closing in on him.

I arrived in Budapest in May 1996, but never heard about Bruno after the
mission in the Mediterranean. In the next few days I left Budapest to
Switzerland via Austria and Germany. I*m not sure if Genoud knew about
Bruno*s location, even if he was well connected in the CIA. I*m not even
sure that the CIA knew Bruno*s location. I just learned that in June 1997
he was still in the Hungarian secret service custody.

However, Genoud died few days later on May 30, 1996 when he just returned
from a restaurant to his home town on Lake Lausanne. This time he was
poisoned for real and died immediately. The media reported that his
friends and relatives accompanied him back to his house, where one of his
lunch companions prepared him a lethal cocktail per Genoud requests. At
least this time the Mossad was not accused for the assassination :)

If it is true that Bruno left to Cuba in 1997 and is still alive, then he
should be 62 years old today. His daughter, Shona, should be 18 years old.

I*ll continue investigating the case and keep you informed.

Best regards,


On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:03 PM, Fred Burton wrote:

Yes in deed. Most interested. I don't think we grabbed him because
that was on my watch.
On 6/15/2011 2:39 PM, David Dafinoiu wrote:

On the contrary to what many people believe, Mossad is not
assasinating people that easy. Even the most recent incident in Dubai
was an accident, they tried to bring the victim to Israel and exchange
him with the Israeli soldier in Iranian's custody.

Bruno was picked up by an Israeli navy commando and brought to a
friendly port in the Medditeranean. There he was picked up by a team
with two white vans to an unknown destination. The agents were
americans. There were rummors that he was taken to a CIA secret site
and he died during the interogation. I personally believe that he is
living under a new identity somewhere in South America. I left the
Navy in 96 and have not heard about him since then. I can try to find
out more on him if you are interested.

Best regards, David

Sent from my NorAm portable Galaxy(c)

David Dafinoiu

NorAm Intelligence

Mobile: 646-678-2905

On Jun 15, 2011 1:48 PM, "Fred Burton" wrote:


David Dafinoiu
NorAm Intelligence
Mobile: 646-678-2905

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