By John Donovan
Regular visitors will be aware of our extensive history stretching back over a decade of being the subjects of intense Royal Dutch Shell espionage activity.
Shell admitted in writing its association with an undercover agent caught red-handed at our offices using fake credentials. Shell informed us that he was not the only investigative agent on our case, but refused to reveal the nature and scope of other intelligence gathering activities.
Shell categorically denied any connection with other sinister events, including threats made against us and our key witnesses in the run up to a High Court action against Shell; burglaries at the homes of our lawyer, our main witness and our own home during the same period, when Shell related documents were examined; interviews conducted with our key witnesses and our solicitor by undercover agents pretending to be journalists for well known newspapers.
We later discovered that Shell senior directors were the spymasters and major shareholders in Hakluyt, a private intelligence firm in London said to be staffed by former senior MI6 officers. Hakluyt had been engaged on an international basis mounting subversive spying operations against Shell’s perceived enemies, including Greenpeace, The Body Shop and Nigerian activists. We subsequently corresponded with Hakluyt in circumstances of astonishing intrigue involving lawyers at The Church of England and could not obtain a straightforward denial by Hakluyt of involvement in our case.
Shell spying on us and our website has continued through the years with Shell eventually setting up a global spying operation in an effort to stop Shell insider information from reaching us. The name of former MI6 senior officer, Ian Forbes McCredie, has been mentioned in our articles on this subject.
Mr McCredie has recently retired from his position as Vice President of Shell Global Security.
This is the AutoReply from his Shell email address:
I retired from Shell on 31 Dec 2010 but can be contacted on [email protected] or +44 (0) 20 7491 5213.
Nico den Boer will be acting Vice President for Corporate Security until my successor assumes the role.
An intriguing turn of events in Shell espionage machinations. Need we say more?
COMMENT BY “ICEPICK”
Very interesting piece, and I can assure you does not begin to scratch the surface of these types of activities throughout Shell.