Richard Gutjahr - The Israeli Link to the Terrorism in Nice and Munich
July 25, 2016
COINCIDENCE OR PRIOR KNOWLEDGE? Richard Gutjahr, a German journalist married to a high-ranking Israeli intelligence officer, was present at both Nice and Munich terror attacks, which he posted reports and photos of online.
Richard Gutjahr, the German journalist who is described by some as a propagandist.
Einat Wilf, Gutjahr's Israeli wife, has served in Israel's government with Ehud Barak's political party, as an advisor to Shimon Peres, and as a high-level officer in Israel's signal intelligence agency, Unit 8200.
In what must be one of the most uncanny coincidences in the history of terrorism, a German journalist named Richard Gutjahr was present at two recent terror attacks in Europe, and posted photos of both attacks on-line. What is even more unsettling is the fact that Gutjahr is married to a high-level Israeli intelligence officer, Einat Wilf, a lieutenant in Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200.
Unit 8200 is Israel's equivalent of the NSA, an agency that specializes in signal intelligence. The question about Gutjahr's presence at both recent terror events in Europe being a coincidence or something else has been raised in the German media in articles such as "Nizza, München & Gutjahr – Zufall oder nicht?"
I have written about Israel's intelligence Unit 8200 and possible connections to acts of terrorism in my article "Suspicions about the Russian Plane Crash".
The Israeli media is working to downplay the significance of Gutjahr's presence at both terror events, even suggesting that he was not at the scene in Munich because his photos have been deleted from his Twitter account. This is how the Times of Israel tried to mislead its readers, writing below the headline that Gutjahr was "supposedly" present at both events: "Gutjahr’s Twitter profile shows he posted pictures from Nice but not from Munich."
The Jewish Press website provides the details about the reason why Gutjahr's photos are no longer available on Twitter:
Now it gets complicated: after shooting the truck massacre in Nice more than two weeks ago, journalist Richard Gutjahr was also present during the police operation at the Olympia shopping center in Munich and tweeted pictures from the incident. Gutjahr shared one picture of a group of armed police at the mall entrance, and another of armed officers crouching behind a wall.
Then he tweeted: “I made mistakes today. Could not believe that I once again ended up in such a situation. The images are now gone. #OEZ” The hashtag stands for Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, the mall where the attack took place.
What are the chances that the same journalist, who lives and works in Europe, would be present during two separate terrorist attacks within two weeks? Gutjahr himself appears stunned by this coincidence, as his tweet attests. He lost the images he had shot, admittedly that’s suspicious, but could also be explained so many reasonable different ways.
As the event unfolded in Munich on July 22, Mother Jones posted Gutjahr's photograph (no longer online) from the scene, with the text:
Local reporter Richard Gutjahr described the scene at the shopping center as something "out of a bad movie," with the shopping center completely surrounded by police, a helicopter overhead, and police carrying semi-automatic rifles. Gutjahr was not able to confirm reports of deaths or injuries.
Stehe vor dem #OEZ pic.twitter.com/qOkJO5YrYP
— Richard Gutjahr (@gutjahr) July 22, 2016
Gutjahr's wife, Lt. Einat Wilf, is also an Israeli politician and served as a Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres. She was also a General Partner with Koor Corporate Venture Capital in Israel.
In 2007, she ran for the presidency of the World Jewish Congress, but withdrew before the vote in which Ronald Lauder was elected president.
Wilf entered the Knesset in January 2010 as a Labor party replacement for Ophir Pines-Paz, who had retired from politics. However, in January 2011 she was one of five MKs to leave the party to establish the new Independence party under the leadership of Ehud Barak. Ehud Barak is a former Israeli chief-of-staff and head of military intelligence.
Sources: "Down Rabbit Hole with Anti-Israel Conspiracy Crowd after Nice, Munich, Tweets," JNi.Media, July 25, 2016
Einat Wilf, Wikipedia, July 25, 2016
Einat Wilf, Profile of Knesset Member
"Ex-congresswoman claims Israel behind European massacres," Times of Israel, July 24, 2016
"Here's What We Know About The Shooting Rampage at Munich Shopping Mall," MotherJones.com, July 22, 2016
"Nizza, München & Gutjahr – Zufall oder nicht?" by Marco Maier, Contra-Magazin.com, July 24, 2016
"Suspicions about the Russian Plane Crash" by Christopher Bollyn, Updated November 13, 2015