In een CIA-nota uit februari 1952 gaat het onder andere over André Moyen. Wat de CIA schrijft over Moyen is allesbehalve positief. Ik neem uit deze nota enkel de info over Moyen:
Misinformation from Brussels
Since the war, Brussels has vied with Vienna for the dubious distinction of being the leading place of origin of misinformation deliberately invented to serve a political purpose, slanted and sensationalized for financial gain, or "planted" for deception purposes by the Soviet Government. The major share of the misinformation emanating from Brussels is attributed by OSO to a White Russian group headed by Basil Orekhov, who edits an emigre periodical called Chassovoi (The Sentinel). His collaborators, only a few of whom can be discussed in this paper, are located in Great Britain, Spain, France, Sweden and several African and Near Eastern countries.
Other purveyors of spurious information in Brussels are Andre Moyen, alias Captain Freddy, sensationalist writer and intelligence peddler; and Augustin Pedro Urraca Rendueles, generally known as Pedro, a Spanish intelligence representative. All of them trade material back and forth, and disseminate it independently to representatives of those Western intelligence services who are still willing to deal with them despite a six-year record of unreliability. The largest and best-organized single element in the Brussels picture is the Orekhov group. (...)
Other Brussels paper mills have an informal business relationship with Orekhov's, but without any apparent organizational connection. The most prominent is that of Andre Moyen, better known under the pseudonym "Captain Freddy." Moyen was born in Belgium in 1914 and worked for both British and Belgian intelligence and for OSS during World War II. Alter the war he was accused of collaboration with the Germans in Belgium, but this charge could not be proved. In 1948, however, he was expelled from France on charges of conducting intelligence activities for a foreign power.
During Moyen's service under OSS, his controlling officer concluded that Moyen's basic motives were an intense hatred of Communism and an undiscriminating zeal for the collection of intelligence. Moyen's very sensational "information' on Soviet activities consists largely of exhumed espionage stories of the war period. While the bulk of Orekhov's reports concern Soviet and Communist activities behind the Iron Curtain and in countries far removed from Orekhov's home base in Belgium, Moyen's ostensible targets are mostly limited to Western Europe and the Belgian Congo but are more varied as to subject.
Any topic which presents possibilities of sensationalism or scandal inspires Moyen, and he is known to write inaccurate and derogatory reports even on his supposed friends, including the American and Belgian intelligence services, as well as on his enemies, the Communists. He apparently exchanges material on the latter with Orekhov; and for example, he is believed to have based a prediction made to the American Air Attache in Switzerland in August 1950, that the Soviets would invade Iran in October or November, on a similar report of Orekhov mentioned above.
Supposedly secret reports by Moyen - for instance, reports on the parachuting of arms by the Soviets into Belgium in the summer of 1948 and on Soviet espionage and sabotage in the Congo - have been proven by OSO to be wholly false. A typical example of Moyen sensationalism is the story, given wide circulation by the United Press in December 1949, which concerned a top-secret, fifty-page report alleged to have been made to the Belgian Government by an agent of the Belgian State Security Service after a three-month, on-the-spot study of Soviet espionage in the Belgian Congo. Investigation revealed that no such official report existed, that the information had no basis in fact and that the story was undoubtedly the product of Moyen's imagination.
Moyen furnished copies of most of his material to the office of the U.S. Military Attache at Brussels until the latter discontinued its relations with him, in December 1949, at the request of the Belgian Surete, which has made repeated attempts to curb Moyen's activities by deprising him to his outlets. He has since made several efforts to renew his contact with the same office and has approached the American Air Attache at Berne, despite the fact that he states that he is also sending intelligence reports directly to the Pentagon under the code name 'SPA'. It is believed that all "Captain Freddy" reports forwarded to the Department of the Army by the Military Attache at Brussels have carried a low evaluation or a byline indicating the source's reputation for unreliability.
The French, Belgian, Swiss and Dutch intelligence services continue to receive Moyen's product but, except for the Swiss Air Intelligence Service, apparently give it the low evaluation that Moyen's reputation for unreliability merits. Moyen reports have also been disseminated by the British, who themselves have received the reports through multiple channels; by Pedro (see below); and by Col. Ollivier, the free-lance French intelligence operative mentioned above. Some of the same information handed to intelligence services as "secret' material has appeared, under Moyen's pen-names "Capt. Freddy, OSS agent' and "Cincinnatus," in the Belgian sensational magazine Europe-Amerique and in the weeklies Septembre and Pourquoi Pas.
No positive identification of Moyen's original sources is possible. Despite official Belgian warnings of his unreliability, Brufina employs him to investigate the personnel of its various subsidiaries, and he has planted informants among Brufina workers as a check upon Communist infiltration. He claims, in addition, to have a private network of agents established in the Belgian Congo, operating independently of the Belgian Surete de l'Etat, and has implied that his activities are supported by the Union Miniere du Haut Katanga. Whatever actual sources Moyen may have, however, they appear incapable of providing items of intelligence value.
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