An employee of the German intelligence domestic spy agency, known as the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has been arrested on charges of making Islamist statements and sharing agency material with potential terrorists.
BERLIN — Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike.
Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart Islamists — that they quickly identified him, arresting the 51-year-old the next day. Only then would the extent of his double life become clear.
The German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to Islam in 2014. From there, his story took a stranger turn. Officials ran a check on the online alias he assumed in radical chat rooms. The married father of four had used it before — as recently as 2011 — as his stage name for acting in gay pornographic films. TheWashingtonPost
The BfV is the German agency responsible for counter-espionage. And especially in a nation being overrun by muslin “refugees,” it is damn odd that this fellow, a Spaniard, got into the agency with such background.
One high ranking BfV official said anonymously that it was virtually impossible to protect against a breach like this.
“How should anyone have known this? He had acted under different names and identities online,” he said. “Not his real name. One has to say that we were able to find out about all this very quickly and also actions were taken fast.”
That’s BS. The turncoat was hired in 2015, and his porn name, and hence background, was from 2011 or earlier. So his porn past ought to have been found in a background check. From my experience, anyone working as an agent in an agency like the BfV should have been polygraphed. And unless he was very good, that should have brought the porn bit, and use of an alias, to light – and prevented his hire in the first place. Also, it was just pure luck that they caught this guy. That he was caught was simply a matter of his not being aware that the BfV was investigating the chat room that he was using. Had he been aware, and been in contact with the muzzies on other sites or by other mechanisms, then who knows what harm he could have caused. Fortunately this guy was just not very aware, plugged in or smart. And that probably won’t be the case the next time.