- Published on Thursday, 19 January 2017 08:00
Baxter Dmitry, "Former Newspaper Editor Who Exposed CIA Found Dead", YourNewsWire.com (15 January 2017)
Just in case any of you haven't heard yet, Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of the major German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, has been found dead (it has been reported) at the age of 56. In 2014, he published the book Gekaufte Journalisten (Journalists for Hire) in which he described how the CIA and its foreign satellites bribe journalists to write fact-free, pro-Western, pro-NATO propaganda.
Here he is in 2014 giving an interview to RT on the subject of his book.
Udo Ulfkotte on RT
So, are we looking at foul play here? Well, as Udo Ulfkotte himself admits in the above interview, he had already suffered three heart attacks (an important fact which the YourNewsWire article failed to mention, even though it embedded the same video in the article). So it seems to me there's reason enough to suppose that the "Herzinfarkt" (heart attack), from which he is reported to have died, was a natural event.
But I do think it would be remiss not to mention that the CIA has the ability to simulate undetectable heart attacks in those it wishes to silence (as, I feel sure, have many intelligence agencies around the globe).
Church Committe Hearings : The CIA "Heart Attack Gun" (1975)
But, unless and until more information comes to light—and maybe it has already and I've just missed it; that's always a distinct possibility—it seems to me that if the CIA (or its cronies) thought Dr. Ulfkotte important enough to murder, they'd have done it long ago—perhaps before he published his book. So, why should we not think it more likely that a further natural heart attack (which he himself seems to have been anticipating) eventually carried him away?
Whatever, it's very sad indeed. But I think we should probably not allow (admittedly not unreasonable) questions about his untimely death to distract us from the importance of his testimony.
Image captured from RT interview.