Olivier Mas, former spy, dismantles the RN’s proposal on dual nationals

Olivier Mas, former spy, dismantles the RN’s proposal on dual nationals
Olivier Mas, former spy, dismantles the RN’s proposal on dual nationals
Screenshot On X (formerly Twitter), former DGSE agent Olivier Mas responds to the RN on his proposal concerning dual nationals.

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On X (formerly Twitter), former DGSE agent Olivier Mas responds to the RN on his proposal concerning dual nationals.

POLITICS – A rare word. After the announcement of the National Rally of” to prevent “ people with dual nationality to occupy “extremely sensitive jobs”, particularly in the defense sector, a fine connoisseur of this environment wanted to respond to the far-right party.

This man is Olivier Mas. And this Tuesday, June 25, he wanted to speak on this controversial measure of the RN in the middle of the legislative campaign. A former spy with twenty-eight years of service in the army, he explains that he wants to express himself “ exceptionally » on a political subject, but above all on a “ dangerous measure ».

In a short video published on his X account, Olivier Mas explains that he came out of his reserve to express himself on a measure in “ link to their area of ​​expertise “. This measure obviously concerns the wish of the National Rally to exclude dual nationals from positions “ of strategic direction in defense »as RN deputy Sébastien Chenu explained on TF1 on Monday.

A measurement ” populist and racist

A measure that “ Sorry » the one who was nicknamed Beryl 614 during his years of activity. Firstly, from a personal point of view. “ In my personal case, being the father of two Franco-Canadian children, I would be saddened if they could not serve France, if they chose to do so, in sectors that would be forbidden to them. », he expresses.

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Secondly, Olivier Mas heavily tackles the National Rally, which he already imagines responding to him that this measure would not concern Franco-Canadians. “ Our measure mainly concerns French people of North African origin », he imagines as a response from the RN.

« I have no illusions. This is a populist and racist measure to flatter part of its electorate », then says Olivier Mas, before getting to the heart of the matter.

« At the beginning of the 2000s, when European territory began to be hit by Al-Qaeda attacks, the DGSE decided to significantly recruit French people of North African origin. Particularly to carry out counter-terrorism and help infiltrate terrorist groups », Expands the former spy.

France’s security undermined

A measure that he judges, with hindsight, “ very effective ». « These French North Africans who have chosen to serve their country in the DGSE have an absolute horror of Islamist terrorism. As, moreover, the vast majority of Muslims in France », then underlines the former colonel, who has fifteen years of experience at the DGSE.

For him, this measure of the RN, “ populist and short-sighted ”, would have the consequence of contributing “ very concretely » to the weakening of “ the security of France “. A simple, clear and precise message which undermines one of the new flagship measures of the far-right party leading the polls before June 30.

Faced with the outcry caused by the RN’s measure, Marine Le Pen emphasized on RTL that “dual nationals” could “occupy ALL jobs in the public service, of course”. Before adding that “the restriction would only concern a few dozen very sensitive jobs in strategic positions in defense, nuclear or intelligence for example.”

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As a reminder, a binational French person has all the rights and obligations attached to French nationality. Currently, dual nationality does not prevent access to public service jobs, but certain professions, known as “of sovereignty” because linked to the sovereign functions of the State (defense, budget, security, diplomacy), are reserved for French people, whether or not they hold a second nationality.

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