Category Archives: Germany

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

“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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German court rejects request to release Swiss suspected spy

“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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Remembering: “Ich bin ein Berliner” — 26 June 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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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: German … Continue reading

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Germany — Bruno Kahl: Why is the 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 — Turkey conducting espionage against supporters of Fethullah Gulen

“This report does not come as a complete surprise to me. We have repeatedly told Turkey that something like this is unacceptable. No matter what position someone may have on the Gulen movement, here German law is applied and citizens … Continue reading

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GERMANY — BND: “Gulen not behind Turkey coup attempt”

“Turkey has tried to convince us of that at every level but so far it has not succeeded.” BND head Bruno Kahl President Erdogan has accused U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen to be the mastermind of last summer’s failed coup in Turkey. But, … Continue reading

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