Category Archives: Germany

Two Years 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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One Year Ago — 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 April 13 … Continue reading

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Two Years 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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TODAY — Chancellor Angela Merkel Inaugurates New BND Headquarters (February 8 2019)

“A healthy distrust is helpful, but being overly suspicious is a hindrance.” Chancellor Angela Merkel (February 8 2019) “The Bundesnachrichtendienst is the sole foreign intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany. As such it reports directly to the Federal … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — 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 (January 20 1960 – January 13 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.” “No German mainstream journalist … Continue reading

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Germany — BfV to enlarge “Department Two” by 50 percent in 2019

“On numbers, I won’t comment. They are secret. But my goal for the department on right-wing extremism is that it approach the size of our largest department that works on Islamist terrorism.” Thomas Haldenwang — President of the Federal Office … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — 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] October 9 2017 — In recent years, many European leaders have floated the idea of … Continue reading

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German Court Rejects Request to Release Swiss Suspected Spy — [UPDATE-3]

“When someone in Switzerland uses illegal methods in Switzerland to steal state or business secrets, that is espionage, and we have the task to fight that.” Swiss Federal Intelligence Service Director Markus Seiler “The scandal reaches new proportions when spies … Continue reading

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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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