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M.N.: “Brexit” serves the same purpose as the Operation “Trump Card”: to displace the Anglo-Saxon, English speaking culture and political sphere of influence from Europe, including Eastern Europe and Ukraine, for the benefits of German domination. It looks as a quite straightforward, simple, “black and white” type of the historical competition, with these operations brilliantly performed from the technical point of view, possibly by the “New Abwehr” or other, related German Intelligence Services. The synchronicity of these operations and the involvement of the Cambridge Analytica in both of them possibly point to the same hypothetical “author”. 

The Cambridge Analytica alliterates, chimes contextually (and most likely commemorates, just like The Treaty of Versailles is “commemorated”, rejected, disavowed, despised, and cursed in multiple allusions to it) with the Cambridge Five, who were as I see it, the German, and specifically, the Canaris’ agents. This circumstance might explain the initial hesitation on the part of the Russians in accepting and granting the asylum to the first batch of them arriving to Russia in the early 1950-s. 

If you got the hammer, everything looks like a nail, that’s true. But that was the nature of  the Abwehr’s hammer. It was German hammer: comprehensive, deep, sophisticated, shrewd, chameleon-like, very efficient. Their (the Cambridge Five’s) sexual preferences might be one of the clues also. 

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BERLIN — Germany’s chief of domestic intelligence was removed from his post on Tuesday after a public rift with Chancellor Angela Merkel raised questions about whether Germany’s security apparatus was too sympathetic to the far right to monitor its links to neo-Nazi groups effectively.

Following far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, Hans-Georg Maassen, the spy chief, questioned the authenticity of a video showing an immigrant being chased by far-right protesters, directly contradicting the chancellor.

Since then, calls for his resignation had increased. But on far-right forums and rallies, Mr. Maassen has been celebrated as a hero and a defender of “truth.”

The standoff had become the latest test for an ever-weaker and embattled chancellor, whose fragile government depends on support from both the left and the increasingly emboldened right wing of her own coalition. Unable to fire her rebellious chief spy without risking the collapse of her government, Ms. Merkel agreed to have him promoted into a senior position in the Interior Ministry, with a higher salary.

Spies are paid to be invisible — to stay under the radar of the public eye and above the fray of politics. Germany’s chief spy did neither.

Mr. Maassen’s unapologetic stance won him status with the far right and called into question his political neutrality. It also revived longstanding concerns about a tradition of negligence inside the German security services when it comes to far-right extremism.

His predecessor was dismissed six years ago, after it became clear that his agency had destroyed documents pertaining to a series of far-right terrorist attacks on immigrants, which had initially been blamed on other immigrants and become known as the “kebab murders.”

An underground neo-Nazi group, the N.S.U., killed 10 immigrants over seven years through 2007, as paid informers of the intelligence service helped hide the group’s leaders and build up its network. The case has become a byword for the failure of Germany’s postwar security apparatus to monitor and control far-right extremism.

Mr. Maassen was appointed to give the intelligence agency, the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, a new start. Its founding mission when created in the aftermath of World War II was to protect against the rise of political forces — primarily another Nazi party — that could once again threaten Germany’s democracy.

That made questions about Mr. Maassen’s political sympathies — and whether he was capable of monitoring neo-Nazi groups and their possible links to far-right politicians — all the more troubling to many lawmakers and analysts.

One powerful obstacle to removing Mr. Maassen more swiftly was his immediate boss and close ally, the interior minister, Horst Seehofer, who leads the Bavarian conservatives, a key component of the chancellor’s center-right coalition.

Mr. Maassen and Mr. Seehofer have never made a secret of their shared disapproval of Ms. Merkel’s 2015 decision not to close the border to hundreds of thousands of migrants coming mostly from the Middle East.

Mr. Seehofer was an adamant proponent of re-establishing border controls with Austria to head off illegal immigrants, and almost brought down Ms. Merkel’s governing coalition this summer over the issue.

The interior minister appeared to defend his colleague even as he authorized his removal. “Mr. Seehofer values his competency in questions of public security, but Mr. Maassen will not be responsible for the Office of the Protection of the Constitution,” the government said in a terse statement.

It said Mr. Maassen would be reassigned as an under secretary in the interior ministry. As for the domestic intelligence agency, the statement added, Mr. Seehofer would name a replacement on Wednesday.

The announcement of Mr. Maassen’s new assignment was met with outrage by many politicians and commentators. “Maassen has destroyed the trust in the intelligence service with untruths,” Robert Habeck, co-leader of the Greens, wrote on Twitter. “He is rewarded with a promotion.”

Some had speculated that Mr. Maassen’s recent comments, which appeared to deliberately play down far-right violence, were a calculated attempt by him and Mr. Seehofer to further weaken and eventually topple Ms. Merkel.

“This looks like a putsch attempt,” said Matthias Quent, director of the Institute for Democracy and Civil Society in Jena and an expert on the far right, including the rise of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany, or AfD, now the biggest opposition party in Parliament. “The whole episode shows how much the success of the AfD has weakened the chancellor.”

Two weeks ago, Mr. Maassen gave an interview to Germany’s best-selling tabloid newspaper, Bild, in which he suggested that a widely circulated video of a dark-skinned man being chased by a number of white men, during riotous protests in Chemnitz at the end of August, was a fake.

He later backpedaled on his claims, saying he had been “misunderstood.” It was not the video that was inauthentic, but the interpretation of it, he suggested.

But Mr. Maassen’s initial comments, vetted and authorized by him before publication, were hardly ambiguous: “There is no evidence that the video circulating on the internet about this purported event is authentic,” he told Bild.

There were, he said, “good reasons to believe that this was a case of targeted misinformation” — possibly, he added, “to distract from the murder in Chemnitz.”

Mr. Maassen, a trained lawyer, used the word “murder” even as prosecutors investigating the death of a German man, allegedly at the hands of an Iraqi and a Syrian refugee, referred to “manslaughter.”

It was not the first time that Mr. Maassen had come under scrutiny for what some saw as indications of far-right sympathies. He had met several times with senior members of the Alternative for Germany, or AfD, in at least one case on his own initiative.

In 2015, he met at least twice with the AfD leader at the time, Frauke Petry. According to Franziska Schreiber, a former AfD member, who has since left the party and written a book about it, Mr. Maassen was advising Ms. Petry on how to avoid surveillance by state authorities. Mr. Maassen denies this.

Mr. Maassen also met at least three times with Alexander Gauland, the current co-leader of the party, who has recently referred to 12 years of Nazi rule as a mere “bird poop” in history.

Mr. Gauland recently defended Mr. Maassen as “a very good top official who had the courage to criticize Merkel’s completely misdirected asylum policy.”

In June, Mr. Maassen shared details from an intelligence report with Stefan Brandner, an AfD lawmaker, a month before the report became public.

At a time when a growing number of politicians are calling for Mr. Maassen’s agency to conduct surveillance of some of the AfD’s regional chapters because of suspected links to far-right extremists, the doubts about his neutrality have intensified concerns that his office might be too lenient on the far right.

Some regional heads of his agency have urged more support from the federal level, but so far, they say, with little success.

“Instead of monitoring far-right groups that are of concern, the head of domestic intelligence spreads conspiracy theories in a tabloid newspaper; it is incomprehensible,” Mr. Quent said.

The number of politicians calling for Mr. Maassen’s ouster had steadily grown, with the Greens and the Social Democrats, Ms. Merkel’s coalition partners, being the most vocal.

By contrast, only 5 percent of AfD voters wanted him gone, according to a survey commissioned by Spiegel magazine.

“Thank you, Mr. Maassen, for the truth,” read one placard, during a far-right march in the eastern city of Koethen last weekend, while far-right bloggers like Oliver Flesch, called him “one of the rare responsible voices up there.”

Melissa Eddy contributed reporting.

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Angela Merkel’s government is to reconsider a controversial promotion for Germany’s outspoken domestic intelligence chief,  further threatening the unity of the chancellor’s fragile coalition.

Hans-Georg Maassen was removed as head of the BfV intelligence service this week amid concerns he was interfering in politics after he publicly contradicted the chancellor over far-Right protests in the city of Chemnitz.

Mr Maassen’s fate has already divided Mrs Merkel’s coalition partners. The centre-Left Social Democrats (SPD) demanded his dismissal while Horst Seehofer, the interior minister and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU), backed the intelligence chief.

Under a compromise deal designed to keep all sides happy, Mr Maassen was due to move to a more senior position at the interior ministry. But in a sign of growing tensions within the coalition, the SPD demanded a rethink on Friday amid growing public opposition.

“The consistently negative reactions from the population show that we were wrong, and that we lost trust instead of restoring it, which should give us cause to pause and reconsider,” Andrea Nahles, the SPD leader, wrote in a letter to her coalition partners.

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Putin made an unexpected offer to Japan to finally end World War II …

Business InsiderSep 19, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to catch his Japanese counterpart off guard earlier this month, when he offered to sign a peace …

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Anyone but Putin: Russians are starting to look for an alternative

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Yet Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party still managed to come out on the wrong end of last week’s gubernatorial election in Primorye …
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Merkel plans to visit Ukraine in November – Poroshenko

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated this while speaking at a meeting with heads of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine, …
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Merkel to visit Ukraine early November
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Merkel to visit Ukraine in early November
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Merkel personally supported Ukraine’s NATO prospects – Ukraine envoy

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… phone and met more frequently than President Poroshenko. In addition, it was Merkel who initiated the Minsk process for Donbas settltment.

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Donald Trump HITS OUT at Germany for paying Russia ‘BILLIONS’ for …

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Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said the project is “political bribe … Mass opposition to the pipeline has also come from Angela Merkel’s ..
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KIEV (AFP) -Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko is suing British broadcaster BBC for libel over an article that said Kiev paid $400,000 to secure a meeting with US leader Donald Trump last year.

Poroshenko issued the libel claim, seen by AFP, over an article published in May this year that said Kiev paid Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen a “secret payment of at least $400,000” to “fix talks” between Poroshenko and Trump in the White House in June 2017.

The claim, filed through a British law firm, says the news story damaged Poroshenko’s “political and business” reputation and caused him “substantial distress and embarrassment”.

It added that the allegation of “serious corruption” was especially damaging because of Poroshenko’s “promotion of a number of anti-corruption measures in Ukraine”.

A spokesman for the BBC told AFP that it “cannot comment on this ongoing case”.

The article, which was also used in a televised report, was based on “sources in Kiev close to those involved”.

It said a “high ranking Ukrainian intelligence officer” told the BBC the payment was made as Kiev’s embassy in Washington “could get Poroshenko little more than a brief photo-op with Trump”.

Poroshenko met with Trump in the White House in June 2017.

There was speculation ahead of the meeting that Trump would refuse to meet the Ukrainian leader.

Washington did not announce the sit-down in advance — as is customary — and when it was described, the White House called it a “drop-in” with the US president.

For three years, ties between Washington and Kiev have been dominated by efforts to contain a destabilising Russia-backed rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

The crisis has left 10,000 dead and heightened tensions between the West and the Kremlin.

Kiev has been concerned by Trump often appearing reluctant to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to solve the crisis.

Ukrainians are scheduled to go to polls to elect a president next March.

Poroshenko, who took office in 2014, is widely expected to run but has not yet made an official announcement.

Corruption was among the top reasons that prompted Ukrainians to take to the streets and oust a Kremlin-backed regime in early 2014.

But Ukrainian and Western observers have repeatedly questioned pro-Western Poroshenko’s resolve to reform the country’s kleptocratic system.

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Ukrainian leader Poroshenko suing BBC for libel: lawyer

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Head of German intelligence replaced over Chemnitz row

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The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence …

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Germany’s Intelligence Chief Loses Post Over Comments on Far-Right …

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BERLIN—The German government is replacing a top intelligence official less than two weeks after he made comments that appeared to play …

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AfD youth wing under observation by German intelligence

Financial TimesSep 3, 2018
The youth wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany is officially under observation by the country’s domestic intelligence service, in a move …

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German coalition to reconsider firing and promotion of ex-intelligence

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Maassen was forced out from his post as the head of Germany’s BfV intelligence agency after publically disputing the authenticity of a video …

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German intelligence chief at odds with Angela Merkel as he says no …

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German intelligence chief at odds with Angela Merkel as he says no … That put him at odds with Mrs Merkel, the German chancellor, who spoke …

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German officer filmed praising white supremacist movement

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German intelligence officer has been caught boasting of his sympathies for a white supremacist movement, raising fears that the far right is …

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German leaders to review botched firing of spy chief

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German domestic intelligence chief under fire for Chemnitz remarks

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The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, came under more pressure on Saturday to explain …

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AfD Says German Domestic Intelligence Chief’s Dismissal Politically …

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Mr. Maassen as head of the domestic intelligence agency has publicly opposed allegations made by the German government that foreigners …
German press review: Maassen promotion a win for the right
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Did German Spy Chief Downplay Far-Right Violence? Parliament …

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BERLIN — Germany’s head of domestic intelligence was accused by lawmakers of playing down far-right violence by questioning the …
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Controversy around intelligence chief and interior ministry …

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On 18 September, Germany’s domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maaßen was forced to step down in response to controversy surrounding …
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In linguistics, a clipped compound is a word produced from a compound word by reducing its parts while retaining the meaning of the original compound.[1] It is a special case of word formation called clipping.

Clipped compounds are common in various slang and jargon vocabularies.[1]


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