Before I start off with this delicious French roast I want to clear up a few misconceptions about myself as this pertains to the article. Regardless of popular belief, my name is actually NOT an American one (surprising, no?). I was born in Bulgaria and moved to the States in 1992 at the wee little age of eight. So when I saw this gem of a story a couple of weeks ago it made my year. Quite possibly my decade.

Map of BulgariaOriginally it was only posted on a single news source so I wanted to wait it out before talking about it here on SOFREP. It was a story just too good to be true and I didn’t want to get caught doing bad journalism. Well behold, my SOFREP readers, this in fact did happen and was confirmed by France’s Defense Ministry!

About a month ago on the night of October 15th, five French citizens found themselves just outside of Pleven, Bulgaria masquerading as “extreme sports enthusiasts.” In reality they were all agents of France’s Directorate-General for External Security or simply DGSE; the French version of the CIA.

The DGSEThey were on a training mission which some theorize revolved around a nearby nuclear power plant. Two of the agents infiltrated via Romania in the North by either a glider or parachute (both accounts are floating around). Their mission as we know it was to rendezvous with three other DGSE agents who flew into the country using fake passports via Sofia International Airport. That’s about as far as they got.