Good or evil, justice or revenge, war or peace? From Greenland to Tel Aviv via Hamburg, Copenhagen and Paris but also Izmir, we slip behind the scenes of a story that belongs to all of us, a story whose existence we all suspect but choose to ignore. Operation Pinocchio. That is the name of a top secret Nato operation to clean up the alliance that has grown up – at the instigation of a former Nazi visionary who is now a captain of industry – between major European energy companies and hawkish Americans pursuing their war of civilisation.
This alliance has a name and a symbol: Aurora.
When strategic interests, economic appetites and ideological whims become confused history starts heading towards oblivion in a river of hatred and blood.
Who will stand up and really deal with this? An apparently dormant Mossad team dispersed across Europe; the “kidons” who specialise in targeted action have all the necessary daring and talents… except perhaps the ability to resist the occasional bout of melancholy.
But this does not take into account the betrayal of their Nato commander and of their friends, including Israelis – and that really woke them up.
They thought they were the hunters but have now become prey.
A Member of European Parliament Vincent Peillon was French Education Minister from 2012 to 2014. He has the prestigious agrégation teaching qualification and is a doctor of philosophy; he is a director of philosophical research and an associate lecturer at the Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
He has published many books on philosophy and history.