Die Deutsche Karte: A Controversial Book by a Former German Intelligence Chief
Die Deutsche Karte (The German Card) is a book written by Gerd-Helmut Komossa, a former chief of the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) of West Germany. The book was published in 2007 by Ares Verlag and caused a stir in Germany and abroad. In the book, Komossa reveals some secrets and scandals of the German intelligence community and the NATO alliance, as well as his personal views on the role of Germany in world politics.
One of the most controversial claims in the book is that Germany is still under the control of the United States and other allied powers, and that it has to follow a secret treaty that was signed in 1949. According to Komossa, this treaty stipulates that Germany has to host US military bases, share its intelligence data, limit its sovereignty and foreign policy, and even surrender its gold reserves if requested. Komossa also claims that this treaty will expire in 2099, unless it is renewed by both parties.
Komossa also criticizes the role of NATO in Europe and the world, and accuses it of being a tool of US hegemony and aggression. He argues that NATO has violated international law and human rights in its interventions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. He also questions the legitimacy and necessity of NATO's expansion to the east, and warns of the dangers of provoking Russia and China. He suggests that Germany should pursue a more independent and balanced foreign policy, and seek cooperation with other countries, especially Russia.
The book also contains some personal anecdotes and insights from Komossa's long career in the intelligence service. He describes his cooperation and conflicts with other German and foreign agencies, his contacts with journalists and politicians, his involvement in various operations and investigations, and his views on various historical and current events. He also reveals some details about his own life, such as his family background, his education, his military service, his hobbies, and his health problems.
Die Deutsche Karte has been praised by some readers and reviewers as a courageous and eye-opening exposÃ of the hidden realities of German politics and security. However, it has also been criticized by others as a conspiracy theory, a propaganda piece, or a personal vendetta. Some of the facts and allegations in the book have been disputed or debunked by experts and officials. The book has also been banned or censored in some countries, such as Turkey and Ukraine.
The book is available in German as a hardcover edition with 216 pages and numerous illustrations. It can be purchased online from various platforms, such as Amazon.de[^1^], eBook.de[^3^], or Open Library[^2^]. The book has not been translated into other languages yet.
Komossa was born on November 11, 1924, in Allenstein, East Prussia (now Olsztyn, Poland). He attended the Behringschule in Hohenstein (now OstrÃda) and joined the Wehrmacht in 1943. He served as a forward observer on the Eastern Front and was captured by the Soviet troops in 1945. He spent a year in a prisoner-of-war camp in Tilsit (now Sovetsk) and was released in 1949. He then worked as a freelance journalist and in the labor administration.
In 1956, he entered the Bundeswehr as a lieutenant and rose through the ranks to become a major general. He was the adjutant of the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, Admiral Armin Zimmermann, from 1971 to 1973. He then worked at the Leadership Academy of the Bundeswehr in Hamburg and took over the command of the Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) in 1977. He reorganized the service after a series of scandals involving illegal wiretapping operations. He later commanded the 12th Armored Division and the Territorial Command South. He retired from active service in 1985.
Komossa was also involved in various political and social activities. He was one of the founding members of the Voice of the Majority, a conservative group that opposed Chancellor Helmut Kohl's policies. He was also the chairman of the Society for German Unity, an organization that promoted German reunification and national identity. He gave interviews to several media outlets, including some that were considered right-wing or extremist, such as the National Zeitung. He died on April 26, 2018, in Bonn. ec8f644aee