Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Germans spotlight US Agents in Kiev


The German newspaper mainly identified with the Right in German politics, Bild am Sonntag published an article on Sunday revealing the activities of the US CIA and FBI in Kiev and named the source of the information as the German Security Services:

“The Ukrainian transitional government in Kiev is being advised by dozens of specialists from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation The Bild am Sonntag has learned from German security circles.

The officials are helping Kiev on behalf of the U.S. government in ending the rebellion in the east of the country and establishing a functioning security structure there. The agents were not directly involved in the fighting with the pro-Russian militias in the Eastern Ukraine.Their activity is limited to the capital, Kiev.

The FBI agents help the Kiev transitional government with a corporation specialising in financial investigations. A group of investigators and analysts of the U.S. Federal police has been appointed to track the assets of the former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych .

The mid- April visit by CIA Director John Brennan had made a stir

 in Ukraine. The intelligence chief initially entered the country under a false name.
According to the U.S. State Department this had been a routine visit.

During the state visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the United States, U.S. President Barack Obama has defended the actions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Slavjansk, talking to Merkel:

"Ukraine has a right to restore order "

This article shows extreme dissatisfaction with Washington's sniping criticisms of Germany despite the smiles and walks in the White House garden during German Chancellor Merkel's visit there on Friday last. Merkel, still miffed over her phones being tapped by NSA snoops left Washington without any final agreement on the NSA snooping scandal and the BILD article couldn't have been published without the collaboration of the German Security Services.

At home, Merkel has been heavily criticised from within her own Party allies for allowing German military to join the OSCE mission in Ukraine some of whom were detained in Donetsk for over a week and were only released last weekend.

On Sunday, the deputy leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), questioned why Germany had sent its military observers on the Ukraine mission.

“I can see that it is in the interest of the revolutionary government in Kiev, whose legitimacy one has reasons to doubt, to 'invite' German soldiers into the conflict zone, but I don't understand how it can be in our interest to allow ourselves to be dragged further into the conflict in such a clumsy manner,” Peter Gauweiler told  Der Spiegel magazine.

There was also criticism from Merkel’s centre-left coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD). Their defence spokesman Lars Klingbeil called for a report into the mission by the defence ministry.
And the defence committee chairman of the opposition party Die Linke, Alexander Neu, said the government was yet to give a plausible explanation why unarmed German soldiers were in the crisis zone. He described the mission as a “serious political mistake”.

US Neo-Cons attack Germany:

John McCain, a former Republican candidate for the White House, on Thursday accused Frau Merkel of standing in the way of firmer measures against Russia over its actions in Ukraine due to Berlin's lucrative business ties with Moscow.

"I would tell her that I am not surprised but embarrassed at their failure of leadership. They're the leaders, they're being governed by the industrial complex from Germany," McCain said (What a laugh; McCain is number one paid stooge of the US Military-Industrial complex. McCain, a vicious little stooge whose bank account is well upholstered by the Military-industrial complex has been one of the leading meddlers in the Kiev demonstrations since last year and whose trips abroad are bankrolled by the US State Department)
Republican Senator Jeff Sessions echoed the rebuke, saying there needed to be "a clearer, more focused, more unified position, and Germany is right there in the middle of it."

McCain cheerleading the Fascist leaders in Kiev

The remarks sparked outrage in Berlin, with top-selling newspaper Bild saying McCain had "attacked" Merkel with "crass" comments.
A leading MP from Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union, Karl-Georg Wellmann, told news website Spiegel Online that McCain's accusation that industry called the shots for the German government was "vicious nonsense".
"What we need to do now is keep the peace in Europe and maintain the Western alliance in this difficult situation - this is something the Chancellor in particular is doing a lot to achieve," he said.
In a parting shot, he added: "McCain would do better to ensure that the closest allies are no longer spied on," referring to revelations that the US National Security Agency snooped on foreign leaders including Merkel.
The Social Democrats, junior partners in Merkel's grand coalition government, also took umbrage at McCain's comments.
"It's poor form," parliamentary deputy Rolf Muetzenich told Spiegel. "McCain feels insecure because his Russia policy of containment and military build-up is very controversial, even in the US."

These rumblings on the German political scene show that Washington's foreign policy is in disarray when their reliance on Germany to back their sanctions campaign is failing and the Kiev Fascist Junta is failing to extend its control beyond the few streets in Kiev where it holds out.

Germany, Europe's top economic power, gets about one-third of its oil and gas from Russia and has strong trade ties with Moscow.

Q: Why is there no revolution or "regime change" in the USA?

A:  There is no US Embassy in Washington.

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