November 5, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
– RUeconomics.ru, translated by Tom Winter –
|“German budget committee approves 400 million for three spy satellites”|
“in the modern world, intelligence can not depend on third parties”
Echoes of the spy scandals: satellites will help Germany’s Intel Independence from the US
Berlin. Germany has budgeted 400 million euros for the purchase of three spy satellites for the Federal Intelligence Service of Germany. This, military expert Boris Rozhin advises, is a signal to the United States that German intelligence would like to achieve greater independent precision, partly coming out from under the hood of the American special services.
Spies for Germany
The German Bundestag Committee on Budget approved the allocation of 400 million euros for the purchase of three spy satellites for the Federal Intelligence Service. As stated in the text of the document, via the German media, German intelligence should be able to quickly and independently get the information needed to compile independent and relevant situational reports.
In addition, according to the German authorities, in the modern world, intelligence can not depend on third parties and must rely on its own technical capabilities.
“The allocation of funding for satellites for German intelligence services should be seen as Berlin’s desire to achieve greater precision and independence from the decisions of the CIA and NATO structures. Among the reasons for this decision, it can be seen as an attempt by Germany to create US-independent European security structures focused on Berlin, as well as the consequences of the known scandals on surveillance of German officials by the CIA and the NSA,” the military expert comments on the Economy Today.
Recall that according to the documents published by WikiLeaks, the NSA spied for at least a decade Chancellors of Germany and other members of the government, listening to more than 100 phones of high-ranking officials. And when this information first began to pop up, German military analysts called for independence from the American intelligence infrastructure, Rozhin points out.