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Mystery deepens - did agent aid murder?

The Local · 5 Jul 2012, 12:20

Published: 05 Jul 2012 10:44 GMT+02:00
Updated: 05 Jul 2012 12:20 GMT+02:00

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The agent, named only as Andreas T., was in the internet cafe when the last victim of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) was shot – yet investigators have been unable to work out if he was involved.

Weekly paper Die Zeit says police suspected at the time he was involved in the murder of Halit Yozgat, a Kassel internet café worker, on April 6, 2006, but that the investigation was obstructed by the Hesse Office for the Protection of the Constitution - the state's intelligence agency.

Andreas T. was in the café at the time of the murder and police later found three guns, shotgun shells, and a copy of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in his various homes.

Die Zeit reports that one Hesse investigator believed at the time that "a Hessian intelligence agent could have shot the young Yozgat." Andreas T. was subsequently "intensively interrogated" and was "constantly caught contradicting himself."

It was previously known that Andreas T. was in the internet café at the time of the murder. He claimed that Yozgat was shot behind his counter while he was in the back room, and that had he left the café without noticing anything untoward.

Investigators were reportedly puzzled by how Andreas T., who is over 6 feet 2 inches tall, could have overlooked the body and the blood on the counter.

Die Zeit also said that on the day of the killing Andreas T. held several phone calls with a far-right informant who had contact with the NSU's network of sympathizers and helpers.

Andreas T.'s employer, the Hesse state intelligence agency, also reportedly obstructed the police investigation by failing to provide any information. He now works at the headquarters of the state government in Kassel, the paper said.

The latest revelations come after German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich promised a wholesale reform of Germany's security services following the botched investigations into the NSU murders.

These led on Monday to the resignation of Heinz Fromm, president of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), after 12 years in charge.

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The Die Zeit article was written by Stefan Aust, former editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel, best known for "The Baader Meinhof Complex," his history of the left-wing terrorist organization the RAF.

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13:21 July 5, 2012 by Leo Strauss

`All attempts to figure out his story have failed.`

An agent (provocateur) of the LfV in Hessen is implicated in one of the NSU murders in 2006.

`Andreas T.'s employer, the Hesse state intelligence agency, also reportedly obstructed the police investigation by failing to provide any information.` Leader of the LvV at this time was Alexander Vogel.

Yes, which leads to Andreas T being exonerated in 2007 due to a lack of evidence.

Then on 11. 11. 11 crucial evidence that was not released in 2007 is mysteriously destroyed at BfV headquarters.

As a result of this so-called `blunder` Heinz Fromm, the BfV President resigns.

His suggested replacement? Alexander Vogel! LfV Boss of Hessen back in 2006!

Leiter des hessischen Verfassungsschutzes war ab Herbst 2006 Alexander Eisvogel. Er wird derzeit als Nachfolger für den zurückgetretenen Präsidenten des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz, Heinz Fromm, gehandelt.

(from the above referenced Zeit article by Aust)

Wondering why the local failed to mention that last detail? Clearly an internal cover-up by the good ol` boys of a dirty COINTEL Op that received a little too much daylight.
14:02 July 5, 2012 by lucksi
You gotta get street cred somehow...
14:59 July 5, 2012 by William Thirteen
it might be interesting to explore Eisvogel's connections to the wider intelligence community.
18:25 July 5, 2012 by Leo Strauss

Yup. On the street AND in the system.


Wish someone here would recommend some good sources that could put us on that trail and give us a push. Anyone got some real journalists for us who have dug around in this area here in Germany? German or English.

Anyway, this is story is typical. Just take a look at the history of the FBI in the `60s and their COINTELPRO operations. Agent provocateurs in the Klan AND the Panthers. Or the FBI agents in the militia movement in the US in the `90s running ops which culminating with the Oklahoma city bombing. By the way, check out the incredible new film on that false flag event called `The Noble Lie`- a title after Leo Strauss` very own heart. :) Won`t even start with 911- as Flavour Flav said, `It`s a joke`...

Or closer to home with Breivik last summer in Norway... I could go on and on... and y`all know that I could.;)
09:31 July 6, 2012 by AlexR
Nothing new or surprising. Everywhere in the world, the majority of the intelligence agents and security/military personnel have far-right or ultra-nationalistic ideologies.
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