WikiLeaks: Angela Merkel heavily burdened by hacked eMail
Julian Assange has started an avalanche after his arrest and has now published more WikiLeaks data. Among the thousands of PDF documents is an alleged email from Swiss Bank Julius Baer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband which, if genuine, would indicate money laundering on a large scale.
Assange has announced that the publication of all documents  was due to his arrest. Now he has kept his word, and in the face of threats from the US government to criminalize him for something that other media and publishers are constantly doing, he is now striking back. What WikiLeaks publishes is a veritable cornucopia of new revelations.
Among the listed documents is one that is supposed to be an email from Zurich bank Julius Baer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in whose text it says :
“Dear Mrs. Merkel. We would like to point out that you close all accounts with Julius Baer Zurich and Guernsey. It is not our policy to hide funds in offshore accounts, which are obviously used for payments by German politicians. The last payments of USD 1,200,000 were transferred to a numbered account with Credit Suisse. These payments miss any reason and therefore these are suspicious transactions that we have to report to the authorities. We ask you to sign the attached confirmations and in particular to end your trust and that of your husband in Julius Baer, Guernsey”.
Among other things, there are also alleged letters of the former German minister Otto Schily on the case of Khaled el Masri, a German victim of an abduction by the American foreign secret service CIA. One document also deals with Switzerland. A confidential letter deals with the IP surveillance of Swiss Internet users.
The subsequent Wikileaks documents could now trigger an avalanche and lead to the fall of many politicians and governments.
Commentar of a German investigative journalist (Hadmut Danisch):
This is an extremely explosive process – the question is what is real about it.
The Schweizer Morgenpost reports that WikiLeaks, as a “receipt” for Julian Assange’s arrest, has virtually emptied their ammunition dumps into the public eye and published all sorts of explosive material that is supposed to be suitable for overthrowing politicians and governments.
Among them Angela Merkel.
They publish an – alleged – letter from Bank Julius Baer from 2007 to “Angela Merkel”, in which she is told in what I think is an unbanking tone that their accounts are being closed because they do not want to participate in financing German politicians from “offshore accounts”. The last payments over 1,200,000 US dollars had even been made to a Credit Suisse numbered account, were not plausible and therefore suspicious, and had therefore been reported to the authorities.
She is asked to close her “trust” and that of her spouse, although I am not quite sure what trust means here, it can be a foundation, trust, investment company, i.e. different legal forms of “managed pile of money”.
The problem with this is that it is trivial to forge such a wipe. And I find the tone somehow strange. In my opinion, bankers would either not express themselves in this way at all or only if they are already angry and/or fear trouble with the authorities. So the question is whether the thing is real.
The second problem is that it is not specific enough. Theoretically Angela Merkel could be a millionaire and do what she wants with her money as long as the income is properly taxed. What is not quite clear to me is whether she herself would have to be named as a party donor if she were to “finance politicians”.
The time in 2007 is also remarkable, especially since the thing must have a history, because Merkel became Chancellor in November 2005. And then a letter like that in November 2007?
In contrast to the big earner Merz, I wouldn’t have known that Merkel had pursued any other profession outside the GDR than that of politician or had done any business. Where would so much money come from if she was selfemployed?
So are there external sources of money? Which would come into question?
- SED billions?
- American donors, such as the omnipresent George Soros?
- Arab donors? To facilitate arms deals, migration and so on?
I remember the rumour that Helmut Kohl’s attitude not to betray CDU donors was a clever move, because there were no donors at all and the money came from black accounts, which is much worse, but nobody thought about it, because they were all hunting for non-existent phantom donors.
It also reminds me of the tax affair of Alice Schwarzer, who had stashed a few million untaxed and secretly in Switzerland. And it reminds me of Katrin Suder, who had been given a completely overpaid job as State Secretary.
Somehow it stinks of the fact that there is a whole network of feminist-left, often lesbian activists, who all have their “sheep in the dry” somewhere, their personal pension fund or their escape fund, as is customary with agents and professional killers, so that they can disappear somewhere at any time into an inconspicuous warm home when things get hot.
I’ve always found it astonishing how many publicly paid bangers in the public service and public radio and on boards of directors get significantly more money than the Chancellor. That was never quite clear to me. Perhaps there are still unofficial sources of money.
Curiously I find that yesterday in the SMOPO emerged and the reactions are actually equal to zero.
First of all I have to find out if the writing is real at all.