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Germany has been spying on top French officials on instruction from the United States, French media reported. In 2013 Germany reacted with outrage, when former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA has been spying on top German politicians and even German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Ms. Merkel said the spy scandal strained relations between Germany and the United States. But as it has turned out, Berlin’s intelligence service helped the US National Security Agency to carry out political espionage, spying on officials from the French Foreign Ministry, the Elysee Palace and the European Commission.

Citing intelligence agency documents, German newspaper “Bild” said earlier this week that the German chancellor’s office was informed of German involvement in US economic espionage back in 2008 during Merkel’s first term but did not react.

Germans are angry that Berlin, which has been seen as a victim of NSA spying, helped US intelligence agency to spy on its European partners. French newspaper Le Parisien says the relations between the two countries will never be the same again.


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  • Maybe we should all kiss and make up. Who knows what Snowden is doing? It could be a ruse.

    quote from page 34

    "For this reason, strategic objectives of Soviet political warfare include:

    First of all, the neutralisation of anti-Communist influence, especially the conservative parties, as an important factor in the political life of the United States, West Germany, France and Britain.

    Secondly, securing the victory of the radical Left in the next presidential elections in 1992 in the United States and the victory of the Socialist and Labour parties in the national elections in West Germany, France and Britain in the 1990s. The Soviets plan to hold the International Conference on Human Rights in Moscow in 1991; and their keen interest in American participation in it is due to their desire to influence the outcome of the elections in favour of the radical Left. In their assessment, the Left will be prepared to carry out and accelerate 'restructuring' in the United States.

    The Soviet strategists believe that an economic depression in the United States would provide even more favourable conditions for the execution of their
    strategy. In that event, the Soviets and their allies would shift to the doctrine of class struggle and try to divide the Western nations along crude class lines.

    The final period of 'restructuring' in the United States and Western Europe would be accompanied, not only by the physical extermination of active anti-Communists, but also by the extermination of the political, military, financial and religious elites. Blood would be spilled and political re-education camps would be introduced. The Communists would not hesitate to repeat the mass repressions of their revolution in 1917, of the Soviet
    occupation of Eastern Europe in the Second World War or of the Chinese Communist victory of 1949.

    This time, they would resort to mass repressions in order to prevent any possibility of revolt by the defeated, and to make their victory final. The Author bases this conclusion in part on the following information. While the long-range strategy was being formulated in the late 1950s, the Soviet strategists asked for a KGB estimate of the number of West Germans who would need to be isolated in order to turn West Germany into a neutral country. The KGB estimate was 150,000 Germans."

  • page 29-30
    'Perestroika' in the USSR and Eastern Europe will be accompanied by a determined Soviet political and diplomatic offensive to introduce 'restructuring' in Western Europe. Gorbachev and East European leaders will try to develop the present detente into close economic, military, political, cultural and scientific cooperation to create 'one Europe' without NATO and the Warsaw Pact. A particular effort will be made to develop close relations and cooperation with East European social democrats and the Labour Party in Britain – exploiting the new Soviet pseudo-social democratic,
    mixed economy image. Attracted by this image and convinced of its authenticity, the social democrats may well respond favourably to this courting.
    East Germany will play a crucial role in the 'restructuring' of Western Europe and of West Germany in particular. The appointment of Valentin Falin, a leading Soviet expert on Germany, as head of the Central Committee's Department of International Relations, indicates that the Soviets are preparing and counting on an East Ger- man initiative. Such an initiative will probably be supported by a Polish demarche such as revival of the Rapacki plan for a nuclear-free zone in Central Europe. This time, one can expect the Soviets to remove the Berlin Wall. There is no doubt that their strategists realise that they will be unable to proceed with the strategy of 'restructuring' in Europe without removal of the Berlin Wall -just as they were unable to proceed without
    a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan. Through removal of the Berlin Wall, the Soviets may be able to strike a new, Rapallo-style deal with the West Germans, particularly with a Social Democratic government, entailing their departure from NATO and acceptance of neutrality. Given that Soviet 'perestroika' incorporates by design many Euro-Communist positions (criticism of Soviet repressive practices, condemna-
    tion of the intervention in Czechoslovakia in 1968, broadening Soviet democracy), Euro-Communist parties will join and support the movement for 'restructuring' in Europe which will give them new opportunities for revitalising themselves. They will attempt to establish unity of action with social democrats to bring about 'restructuring' in their own countries. Dubcek's re-emergence from obscurity and his recent visit to Italy at the invitation of the Italian Communist Party supports the notion that the Euro-Communists will seek to exploit Soviet and East European 'perestroika' to regain political influence in their own countries. Support for Soviet and East European 'perestroika' by the Italian and French governments renders the socialist parties of these countries vulnerable to approaches from the Communists.