BERLIN/DRESDEN/MUNICH (Own report) |

BERLIN/DRESDEN/MUNICH (Own report) German espionage organizations have been involved in the deadly hostage taking by Chechen terrorists in 2002. The Federal Government had to concede this on the strength of reports by the press. In spite of previous warning by Russian officials, preparations for the action during which 130 persons died in a Moscow music hall, were made in Germany. The German police did not intervene. Prominent Chechen separatists are being supported by German organizations and are in contact with German politicians involved in foreign affairs. An illegal ,,bureau representing the Chechen Republic of Itschkeria"is permitted to exist in Munich - unhindered. Tolerance and preferential treatment of Chechen activities enable the German government to exert covert influence in the Caucasus where, at the moment, bitter power struggles between the Russian Federation, the USA and Germany, i.e. the European Union are taking place. more…

BERLIN/PRISTINA (Own Report) |

BERLIN/PRISTINA (Own Report) Berlin's opposition party, the Free Democrats (FDP), introduced a bill in parliament demanding admission of Kosovo to the EU. According to the bill, initiated in the Bundestag (lower house) by FDP member Rainer Stinner, the territory, belonging to Serbia, should be expropriated from Belgrad and left to ,,Europe"as a ,,trust territory". In an interview with the editor, Stinner stated that ,,a European administrator"would be in charge of Kosovo's ,,foreign and defense policies". The Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung (foundation), which is close to the FDP, already provides several ,,advisors"to pivotal economic committees of Kosovo's regional parliament. more…

GENOA/BERLIN/BAGHDAD |

GENOA/BERLIN/BAGHDAD Italian combatant Quattrochi was a member of an international organization of mercenaries which includes in its management a German citizen who was a founding member of the organization. Members of the mercenary International Bodyguard and Security Services Association (IBSSA) had been deployed in Kosovo and elsewhere and boasted of bloody contract jobs in Africa and Afghanistan. According to the IBSSA, the organization works for several western governments, including the USA. In Germany the organization is permitted to recruit unhindered for its anti human rights activities. more…

BERLIN/BRASILIA/RESENDE |

BERLIN/BRASILIA/RESENDE Berlin is considering closer cooperation with the Brazilian military and armaments elites. The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP - German Institute for International and Security Affairs) refers to ,,Brazil's rise from a discrete regional to a cooperative leading power". The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, closely associated with the SPD, debates over the South American State as ,,a player and troublemaker in international politics". In the meantime, Brasilia advances a nuclear program, developed with German assistance, and arouses suspicions of intentions to produce nuclear arms. more…

BERLIN/KUNDUZ |

BERLIN/KUNDUZ Berlin's claim to far reaching control over occupation in Afghanistan leads to friction with the government which has been installed there. The latter complains about the role of the international non-government aid organizations (NGOs) which undermine the authority of the central government. At the same time, a report by the German Institute for Development points out that the civilian German organizations working in Afghanistan are instructed by and collaborate with the German Armed Forces. more…

COLOGNE (Own report) |

COLOGNE (Own report) Intelligence expert, Erich Schmidt-Eenboom, explained during a conversation with our editors that Afghanistan is ,,the perfect example for the successful foreign policy intelligence"of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND). The BND has established close contacts in the Middle East, which are ,,better by far than those of the Americans or European competitors."According to Schmidt-Eenboom, he is connected particularly well with Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim and Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah: ,,At the extreme, one could say, that the two leading ministers of Karsai's government are at least persons of influence, if not agents for the Federal Intelligence Service. Of course, this solidifies the German role in Afghanistan". more…