Udo Ulfkotte, a German journalist and whistleblower who spoke out against fake news from government and intelligence sources, died from a heart attack at the age of 56. He was an assistant editor for German mainstream media newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and he lived in many Middle Eastern countries during his career, including Iraq, As Iran’s economy teeters on the brink of collapse under the tough sanctions regime imposed by the Trump administration, the Islamic Republic’s authoritarian leadership has spent its limited cash reserves to bolster terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as militant terrorists in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. Iran has spent more than $16 billion during the past several years to fund militant terrorists across the Middle East, cash that was repatriated to the Islamic Republic under(...)
As Ulfkotte became increasingly upset at news reports sourced from false government information, he began publishing a magazine called Whistleblower, which reports on topics not covered by the German media. He also wrote multiple books on the subject during the 2000s.
Acknowledging that his life was under threat, Ulfkotte explained that he was in a better position than most journalists to expose the truth because he didn’t have any children who could be threatened. Speaking to the Russian newspaper Russian Insider, Ulkfotte said: “When I told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Ulfkotte’s newspaper) that I would publish the book, their lawyers sent me a letter threatening with all legal consequences if I would publish any names or secrets – but I don’t mind. You see, I don’t have children to take care of.“
“I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I’ve been educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public,” Ulfkotte told Russia Today. “I was supported by the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA. Why? Because I am pro-American.”
“The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia. This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say… it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia.”
Ulfkotte said most corporate media journalists in the United States and Europe are “so-called non-official cover,” meaning that they work for an intelligence agency. “I think it is especially the case with British journalists, because they have a much closer relationship. It is especially the case with Israeli journalists. Of course with French journalists. … It is the case for Australians, [with] journalists from New Zealand, from Taiwan, well, there is many countries,” he said.
Ulfkotte’s book Bought Journalists became a bestseller in Germany but, in a bizarre twist which Ulfkotte says characterizes the disconnect caused by CIA control of the western media, the book cannot be reported on by the German press.
Ulfkotte said: “No German mainstream journalist is allowed to report about [my] book. Otherwise he or she will be sacked. So we have a bestseller now that no German journalist is allowed to write or talk about.”
Among the stories Ulfkotte says he was ordered by the CIA to plant in his newspaper was a fake story that Libyan President Moammar Gaddafi was building poison gas factories in 2011.
“The German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia,” he told RT.
“This is a point of no return, and I am going to stand up and say … it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do, and have done in the past, because they are bribed to betray the people not only in Germany, all over Europe. … I am very fearful of a new war in Europe, and I don’t like to have this situation again, because war is never coming from itself, there is always people who push for war, and this is not only politicians, it is journalists too. … We have betrayed our readers, just to push for war. … I don’t want this anymore; I’m fed up with this propaganda. We live in a banana republic, and not in a democratic country where we have press freedom.”
The known journalist Udo Ulfkotte died on the 13th of January, 2017. The author of the bestseller „Journalists for Hire” suffered a heart failure according to official reports.
On closer inspection doubts about this theory arise.
There is evidence which points to a murder.
This book is a GERMAN BESTSELLER since its release a couple of years ago. The author makes damning, explosive revelations about how the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies regularly bribe mainstream German journalists and news anchors to write pro-U.S. propaganda articles in German newspapers such as Frankfurter Allegmeince, where author Udo Ulfkotte was one of the editors. Not only did the CIA bribe him and other German journalists to write American propaganda–often demonizing Russia for example–but the CIA would email the German journalists entire articles, pre-written, to publish! Also, those journalists that do not cooperate with the CIA are then removed from their positions, demoted, etc. If you don’t speak German go to YouTube and type in “Journalist Udo Ulfkotte: German Media PsyOps [ENGLISH]” and you can watch Udo Ulfkotte in English totally explain what this book is about, and what is happening. It tells you how good this book is, that even though this has been a German bestseller book for at least a couple years now, it is still not available in English. Why? There must be a lot of pressure on the publisher to not come out with the English version because it makes the U.S. government look bad, very bad indeed. But come on! Get this book out in English already! The public has a right to know about the grotesque degree of corruption, lies, and blatant disinformation that America force feeds on the German public, Europe, and of course at home in the USA. (Amazon Review by Stephen Hitchcock on Aug 4, 2016)