When it's not surveilling its own population in the ignoble tradition of the Stasi and Gestapo, the German BND is making up Russian bogeymen
Originally Appeared at Contra-Magazin. Translated from German by Werner Schrimpf
German mainstream media has reported that the German Secret Service („Bundesnachrichtendienst“ – BND) received the order to investigate whether the Russian intelligence service intentionally tried to spread misinformation about Germany. There was no news provided on whether a specific service organization was considered suspect, nor were there any further details. One has to bear in mind that the German Secret Service BND was helpful when it provided false information and data in order to mastermind the invasion of Iraq, led by a “coalition of the willing” in 2003.
"People who live in glass houses should not throw stones," or so the old saying goes. The German Secret Service BND – founded as a backer to the CIA – and which spends most of its time investigating its own population and domestic businesses, are now circulating lies about Russian media. BND got the political order to verify whether Russian services are systematically manipulating Russian media in order to damage Germany’s image.
But in reality, German politicians, together with their subservient mainstream media, are to blame for the poor image Germany has in the world. It’s not being revealed which Russian service (FSB, GRU, SWR, FSO) it is. German state TV stations obviously intend to give the impression that the Russian media are using 'KGB-methods' to manipulate media consumers. But this would basically describe the approach and methodology that the German main stream media have already been practicing for years.
One would really have to get media experts to analyze and count all the lies and fabricated information produced, published, and broadcasted by German media about Russia. Especially German state TV broadcasters like “ARD” have attracted and continue to attract negative attention with their bulk of lies and disinformation. When confronted with their crude media policy, officials regularly argue that they will broadcast “balanced reports” as well; on one of their minor stations between midnight and 6 a.m.
By fabricating a lie, the German secret service BND was able to help orchestrate and initiate the U.S. invasion in Iraq. The video report “The Lies in Service” shows a BND operation, which provided and facilitated an obvious lie from an Iraqi citizen about the so-called existence of weapons of mass destruction to the U.S. service, the CIA. The subsequent war caused millions of casualties. The lying individual was rewarded with a pile of money and expensive flats for years.
Just watch the report and make up your own mind on the credibility of the German mainstream media and the German intelligence services (in German):
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