BERLIN/DAMASCUS/GUANTANAMO | | usasyrien

BERLIN/DAMASCUS/GUANTANAMO (Own report) - In spite of evidence of official German complicity in cases of abduction and torture, the authorities are refusing to take the consequences. This pertains to the former Ministers Josef Fischer and Otto Schily as well as members of the current government, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Brigitte Zypries. During their periods in office, German citizens were kidnapped and taken abroad, where they were submitted to torture, and considered missing or murdered. German officials have either indirectly participated or abetted in the commission of these crimes. For example, a citizen of the city of Bremen has been tortured for the past four years in Guantanamo, with the knowledge of the German government, without the foreign ministry having him set free. "They had taken no action, and only referred us to the US authorities" responded the victim's mother, when questioned by German-foreign-policy.com. The trail of the kidnapping by US officials of a citizen of Hamburg, leads to Damascus, where he was subsequently tortured. Several German agencies have inspected the results of his abduction at the site of the crime - without intervening. The teamwork that goes on between the German secret services and foreign torturers is also proven in the deportation case of Khaled el-Masri, from the city of Ulm. These cases along with others still being kept secret, raise the suspicion, that the presiding ministers responsible, could be charged with violation of the constitution. Charges were brought this past weekend against the Federal Prosecutor General. To avoid a crisis of state, the Merkel administration is striving to keep the cloak of secrecy over the background facts. more…

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LEIPZIG/HALLE/MOSCOW (Own report) - The Interior Ministry of Saxony no longer excludes the possibility of the transit of nuclear arms and ABC war material through the Leipzig Airport. According to a written statement issued by that Ministry, (November 28, 2005) made available to german-foreign-policy.com, Leipzig will be at the disposal of operational missions "in the framework of the NATO Response Force (NRF) and the EU-Battle-groups" and can be used as a turnstile for heavy weapons transport to international war zones. The current transformation of the airport costs about 350 Million Euros and will bring the civilian air freight headquarters of the DHL logistics company to Leipzig. According to this document of the Saxon Interior Ministry, DHL is also integrated into the militarization of the airport. The objective of this transformation is becoming more evident. Even the transport of nuclear arms by foreign NATO soldiers is being justified - in clear violation of central provisions of the Four-Plus-Two Treaty. Numerous regional organizations are opposing this transformation of the Leipzig region into a supply zone for future wars. The present development is "very alarming", Dr. Michael Richter of the citizens initiative "Ban Night Flights" told german-foreign-policy.com. more…