It happened when I was a child and I definitely didn’t understand a thing, back then. East Germany’s master spy Günter Guillaume’s cover was blown and West Germany’s chancellor Willy Brandt stepped down. How that? Don’t we know politicians to have special glue that lets them stick to their chairs until the bitter end? Why did Willy Brandt step down so abruptly and seemingly voluntarily? There is something wrong.
Günter Guillaume was born in 1927. During the Nazi era, he was in the Hitler-Youth, became a Flakhelfer, joined the Nazi-party and after the end of WWII, he stayed in East Berlin and joined the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (Sozislistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands – SED) which replaced the Communist Party, but basically was the same. He married a party member and joined the Ministry for State Security (Stasi). In 1956, he and his wife moved to Frankfurt am Main in West Germany and started to work for the SPD, the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
He worked diligently and over the years he made his way to the top. He organized the election campaign of Georg Leber and in return, Leber recommended him to now Chancellor Willy Brandt, for whom he worked as head of division for economy, finance and social politics. Here also he excelled and eventually Willy Brandt made him to his personal assistant, which granted Günter Guillaume privileged access to the Chancellor.
This was one piece of the puzzle.
The second piece is that the GDR (the communist half of Germany) conducted a secret, undeclared war against Israel and supported Arab terrorists on behest of the Soviet Council of Ministers in Moscow. This was the European part of the proxy-war in the Middle East.
Thus the Politbureau of the GDR had direct access to the most inner circle of political decision making in Western Germany.
The next piece of the puzzle is delicate:
Chancellor Willy Brandt was a sex addict. He always continuously needed women. He always needed sex and whenever he made a state visit it was clear that a number of prostitutes needed to be available for his pleasure. This was well known to the inner circles and it was probably known to the communists in East Germany and in Moscow.
The last piece is that in 1973, when Brandt was Chancellor Syria and Egypt started the Yom Kippur war against Israel and the U.S. wanted to replenish the Israeli Defense Forces with material from their German bases. There were already Israeli ships in German ports, but Brandt decided to expel them, because he didn’t want to endanger Germany’s good relations with Arab states. So he, the godlike hero of the SPD who allegedly fought anti-Semitism so wholeheartedly, he threw Israel under the bus in favor of good relations with Arab states. So much about the special responsibility of the Federal Republic of Germany for the existence of the State of Israel.
This is where we need to speculate a little and add two and two: Günter Guillaume, Brandt’s personal aide probably used his direct access to influence the inner circle that it would be very advantageous to act like this and Guillaume probably did this on Soviet behest. When the US finally shipped the material to an island in the Atlantic Ocean and from there to Israel, the tiny Jewish state gained the upper hand and by a hair’s breadth closed in on the Egyptian army to finish them off. When this danger became clear, the Soviet Union threatened to enter the war, which caused the U.S. to pressure Israel to let the Egyptian Army go.
Had Brandt been able to prevent the U.S. from replenishing Israel, the socialist policy of treason might have forced Israel to use nuclear weapons against Egypt and Syria.
Brandt survived the Yom Kippur war only by a few months. Then his career ended. The cover of his personal assistant was blown and he instantly stepped down. Thus he has been able to at least protect his reputation. If he wouldn’t have stepped down, next his sex life and his vulnerability to communist blackmailing would have been made the next topic and this would have ruined his political gloriole completely.