[Ed. – That’ll sure inspire confidence. Especially since the Brazilians were notified about the plot by…wait for it…the French.]
Brazil’s ministries of Justice and Defense are playing catch-up following a report from French authorities that Brazilian Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists were plotting an attack on the French Olympic team during next month’s Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Christophe Gomart, the head of France’s military intelligence directorate (DRM), warned in May that a Brazilian national is working with the Islamic State and targeting France. The French government made public a transcript of remarks that he made in a private hearing on Wednesday. The remarks do not identify any particular individuals as suspects in the plot or give any indication as to whether French officials know the location of their suspects.
The Brazilian newspaper O Globo describes the response from the Brazilian law enforcement community as a “surprise.”