Category Archives: Germany

On This Day — “Ich bin ein Berliner” (June 26 1963)

“Two thousand years ago, the proudest boast was ‘civis romanus sum’. Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ … All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — “Journalists for Hire : How the CIA Buys the News”

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.” Dr. Udo Ulfkotte — … Continue reading

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Germany Spy Chief : Chinese Investments Are Legal Espionage

“Industrial espionage is no longer necessary if one can simply take advantage of liberal economic regulations to buy companies and then disembowel them or cannibalize them to gain access to their know-how.” Hans-Georg Maassen — Director of BfV Hans-Georg Maassen … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Germany : BND Spying On Journalists

“We are disappointed to hear these claims. The BBC’s mission is to bring accurate news and information to people around the world, and our journalists should be able to operate freely and safely, with full protection for their sources. We … Continue reading

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Germany — Crackdown on Iran Spies

“Spying on people and institutions with special ties to the state of Israel on German soil is an egregious violation of German law.” German Foreign Ministry official On January 16 2018, German police cracked down on an alleged Iranian espionage … Continue reading

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Germany — Constitutional Complaint Lodged Against BND Law

“The law allows the foreign intelligence agency to spy on journalists abroad almost without restrictions and to share the information with other secret services. This is an unacceptable restriction of press freedom, which is why we are supporting the affected … Continue reading

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Remembering Dr Udo Ulfkotte (20 January 1960 – 13 January 2017)

“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years and I was educated to lie, to betray and not to tell the truth to the public. The truth will come out one day, the truth won’t die.” Dr. Udo Ulfkotte: German … Continue reading

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Germany — Spy Agency Attacks Facebook about Fake News

“Today we are discovering a ‘fifth estate’ that makes claims but up until now does not want to take any social responsibility.” Hans-Georg Maassen — President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Hans-Georg Maassen — the … Continue reading

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German court rejects request to release Swiss suspected spy — [UPDATE-2]

“The scandal reaches new proportions when spies sign up informers in the finance administration, in order to spy on successful NRW [North Rhine-Westphalia ] tax investigators and play into the hands of people who make billions in profit at the … Continue reading

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Germany — Intelligence officials reject the idea of creating a European Intelligence Agency

“We don’t need a European intelligence agency or any other additional European intelligence institution.” Bruno Kahl — President of the BND [Germany’s foreign intelligence agency] In recent years, many European leaders have floated the idea of a “European CIA”. Not … Continue reading

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