Willy Brandt: the “Good German”

[…] their colleagues in West German intelligence.(7) When the Brandt-led SPD alliance with the Liberals was elected to office in October 1969, relations between some sections of the BND (West Germany’s equivalent of MI6) and Bonn reached a new low. Many of the leading SPD figures, including Brandt when he had been Mayor of West […]

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Beyond The Da Vinci Code’

[…] open up new lines of enquiry for parapolitical specialists. It might seem very odd to start with the name of Reinhard Gehlen, long-since dead founder of the BND, the German Security Service. Reinhard Gehlen, to over-simplify a very complex tale, bought his way into the Western intelligence fraternity by handing over extensive files on […]

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The Ultranationalist Right in Turkey and the Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul II

[…] P2; (50) the secret ‘Super S’ faction within the Italian intelligence service SISMI; (51) certain European neo-fascist organisations, and fanatical Catholic ‘integralist’ circles (52); the West German BND, (53) the Israeli MOSSAD (54) and the Vatican’s own intelligence agency; the NATO secret service, (55) and assorted reactionary politicians. This is a scenario that has […]

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The Pinay Circle and Destabilisation in Europe

[…] sitting over cups of coffee and discussing world developments. What do these fellows want? MP ‘A’: These are no elderly gentlemen – they are former CIA and BND people working together. MP ‘X’: I feel it is dangerous if we publicize such things. If such matters were to become public, it would damage the […]

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Right-wing Terrorists and the Extraparliamentary Left in Post-World War 2 Europe: Collusion or Manipulation?

[…] into several components (92), including: an espionage office ‘covered’ by the PIDE/DGS and purportedly (93) linked to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the West German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) (94), the Spanish Direccion General de Seguridad (DGS), the Greek Kentrike Yperesia Plirophorion (KYP or Central Intelligence Service), and the South African Bureau of State Security […]

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Philby naming names

[…] the post war period England had a fairly good agency in the Bonn government. Not only did BIS agents provide information to London concerning the Gehlen Espionage (BND), West German Foreign Ministry and other Departments of State, it also influenced some of the Bonn leading representatives among the Christian Democrats to a certain extent. […]

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The limits of accountability

[…] to investigate what the current and previous governments knew about intelligence and security service activities that may have broken the law. The inquiry will examine whether the BND, the Federal Intelligence Service, helped the US in the Iraq Invasion; whether the Federal Criminal Police Office questioned terror suspects being held abroad; the alleged kidnapping […]

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The United States and the overthrow of Sukarno, 1965-67

Introduction On May 20th this year the San Francisco Examiner ran a story by Kathy Kadane which began, ‘The U.S. government played a significant role in one of the worst massacres of the century by supplying the names of thousands of Communist Party leaders to the Indonesian army, which hunted down the leftists and killed […]

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Brian Crozier, the Pinay Circle and James Goldsmith

[…] will run up against sharp defensive reactions from such security and intelligence services whose operational chiefs do not follow his political lines, such as, for example, the BND and the BfV. As Crozier speaks readily of his basic plan and the aforementioned victory project the problem is quite obvious. One possible consequence is that […]

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Deep Black: the secrets of space espionage (Book Review) & Journals

[…] the total named to 250), this issue names 30 CIA agents stationed in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Syria and Cuba, investigates the history of German involvement in Afghanistan and BND strategy for the area, and reports on the surveillance of the Berlin Alternative List. Two articles reprinted from CAIB and National Reporter cover the CIA and […]

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