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英语新闻:德国间谍曾帮助美情报部门追击本·拉登

2015-05-18    来源:Sina    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

英语新闻:德国间谍曾帮助美情报部门追击本·拉登

German Spy Agency 'Helped US Find bin Laden': Report

英语新闻:

Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan where US special forces killed the al-Qaeda leader, according to a German news report published Sunday.

The BND spy service provided a tip-off that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with the knowledge of Pakistani security services, according to the Bild am Sonntag report, which was published as the agency is battling heavy criticism in a spy scandal.

The information came from a BND informant within Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency and confirmed CIA suspicions, said the newspaper report which cited unnamed US intelligence sources.

The American source was quoted as saying the German tip-off was of "fundamental importance" in the hunt for the architect of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Pakistan has denied that it knew bin Laden was living within its borders or that it had advance knowledge of the 2011 US special forces operation which killed him in a walled compound in the city of Abbottabad.

The German newspaper said that ultimately US services tracked down bin Laden's exact location by following one of his couriers, as Washington has said.

The report also said the BND used its Bad Aibling listening post in Germany's southern Bavaria state to monitor telephone and email traffic in northern Pakistan to ensure the secrecy of the planned US Navy SEALS' operation.

News portal Spiegel Online pointed out that the newspaper report about the German spy agency's "apparent act of heroism" was published "right in the middle of the BND affair" and asked "is it plausible?"

The BND has been accused of helping the US National Security Agency (NSA) spy not just on extremists and criminals but also on political and business targets, including the French government, European Commission and Airbus Group.

The claims -- and questions of how much the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel knew about the reported joint snooping -- have occupied German politics and media for weeks, and are subject to two parliamentary inquests.

Merkel has pledged to testify before the panels if asked, while her Social Democratic Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has heaped pressure on her, demanding her office reveal the search terms for electronic surveillance which the NSA gave to the BND over the years.

On Sunday Gabriel demanded Merkel's government show "backbone" and release the classified list of search terms even if Washington objects to their publication.

His party has also charged Merkel's conservatives deceived the electorate by voicing unrealistic hopes for a US-German "no-spy agreement" in the lead-up to 2013 elections.

Justice Minister Heiko Maas meanwhile demanded reforms to boost political oversight over the spy agency, telling the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that "we need to make all of the BND's activities subject to democratic controls".

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法国国际广播电台5月17日报道称,据《德国周日图片报》报道,德国联邦情报局(BND)与美国情报部门的合作也有正面新闻。比如,德国情报局曾帮助美方追击本·拉登。与此同时,有关德国情报局的争吵仍在继续,并正在分裂德国大联盟政府。

报道称,据美国情报圈透露,在追击本·拉登的行动中,德方提供的线索具有“根本性意义”。美方曾多年找不到“基地”组织头目本·拉登的下落,直到德国情报局告知美国中情局(CIA),本·拉登潜藏在巴基斯坦。

提供这一情报的是一名巴基斯坦间谍,该间谍多年来为德国情报局工作。美方获得情报后,立即尽最大人力和物力在巴基斯坦寻找本·拉登。2010年8月,美方通过跟踪本·拉登的信使终于找到本 拉登在巴基斯坦的住所。在随后7个月中,美方开始准备军事行动。为了确定本·拉登没有得到风声,德国情报局再次出手援助,通过设在巴德艾比林的监听站日夜监视北巴基斯坦的电话及电邮通讯。因此,美方在很有把握的情况下,于2011年5月2日出动四架直升飞机突袭,成功歼灭本·拉登。

但德国情报局帮助美方监听欧洲政治家和企业的丑闻仍在发酵。执政大党之一社民党要求总理默克尔不要在美国人面前卑躬屈膝,社民党籍副总理加布里尔要求默克尔不考虑美方态度,向德国联邦议会公布德国情报局从美方得到的监听对象名单,以澄清经济间谍嫌疑。德国政府已向美方申请公布监听名单,但美方尚未答复。

tip-off: n.密告,警告; 秘密消息

plausible: adj.貌似真实的; 貌似有理的; 花言巧语的

snoop: v.探听,窥探,管闲事

heap: v.堆积,聚集

surveillance: n.盯梢,监督; [法]管制,监视

backbone: n.脊梁骨,脊椎; 分水岭; 支柱; 决心,毅力

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