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In what may turn out to be the biggest diplomatic upset yet to emerge from the surveillance scandal, German authorities have arrested a German intelligence employee who reportedly confessed to spying on a parliamentary NSA inquiry committee, on behalf of U.S. intelligence.

Teufelsberg abandoned NSA spy station
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A German intelligence agent has been arrested on suspicion of secretly reporting back to U.S. spies about the activities of politicians who are investigating U.S. espionage in Germany, according to Friday reports by Süddeutsche Zeitung and the broadcasters NDR and WDR, and Der Spiegel.

The targets, apparently, were members of a Bundestag (German parliament) committee that is examining the implications of Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, taking testimony from the likes of NSA whistleblowers William Binney and Thomas Drake.

The individual arrested on the orders of the attorney general worked for the BND signals intelligence agency, Germany’s equivalent to the NSA, government sources told the news outlets. The 31-year-old was originally arrested on suspicion of having contact with Russian intelligence, but then apparently confessed to having reported back at least once to the Americans on the Bundestag committee’s activities. He reportedly did this for money.

The reports raise the possibility that he may be lying, but also note that the committee has long suspected it was being spied on. If this is all true, it may turn out to be an even bigger diplomatic scandal than the NSA’s bugging of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, a formal probe into which was announced a month ago.

This story was updated at 5am PT to remove the assertion (first made then retracted by Der Spiegel) that the arrested individual worked in the BND mailroom. He apparently worked in another department.

  1. Ettore Greco Saturday, July 5, 2014

    All that is happening in our days is the prelude to enormous changes but even before discussing in regard of the possible remedy one must be clear about how we came to this point recognizing both physiognomy and origin of the threat.

    Since George H. Bush was CIA director, the US secret State agencies had played a double role to finally get to where we are today when every person is constantly monitored by NSA and other agencies not to report the information to the US Government but to feed with all data the embryo of a new superpower still kept hidden.

    In brief, here is how it came to possess all means and to know everything of everyone.
    In 1988 the ex CIA director was elected president although this was a US president like no other. His attention quickly turned to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from where he personally benefited immensely in exchange for the protection of those tyrants and their oil while in the United States instead the president observed his son, Neil, to be the author of the largest robbery of its time, the “Savings and Loans” scandal. After a few years, the next largest robbery in history was Enron that financed the electoral campaign for his other son, George. Once he also became president, the son plotted the most infamous attack on US soil, 9/11, to begin the widest monitoring program ever conceived and to consolidate for 8 years the interest of one family above all.

    In our days, a group of Zionists, like a hidden parallel government, with George Bush still today at the head of secret services in the US, UK and Israel, is the destabilizing force behind most terror events and with classified information at disposal and a private army is plotting what now would seem unthinkable to many. The spokesman for this group in the US Congress is John Mc Cain who reports the given orders weighing on the US administration.

    A World War and chaos everywhere have already been planned so that desperate people will soon invoke a New World Order without even knowing what that is.
    Not the protests or violence in the streets could ever oppose such threat to the whole Humankind.

    It will take a new Awareness to form one alternative Front to oppose the detailed Zionist Plan which is founded upon the Biblical concept of one “chosen people” and that justifies any mean based on its Belief that Equality does not exist.

    When Jeb Bush will be the US president, the next War will be inevitable and also come by surprise.
    It will be the excuse to completely abolish the concept of Equality and all human rights associated with it celebrating the rise of one “chosen people” so to weave Religions with their plot.
    Like the Robbery of all times in the name of a New World Order which is in fact that Greater State of Israel already described in the Bible.

    The only possibility to counter the Zionist threat is for Humankind to drop all its borders and to become like One single Country.
    Aside from any possible excuse of Religion or other, the Conflict would have to be defined from the beginning only pro or against Equality.

    http://www.wavevolution.org

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    1. You forgot to include the Trilateral Commission.

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  2. Reblogged this on Prestaeus on computing and life… and commented:
    Given how dumb we were to spy on Merkel, this guy is going away for a long time.

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