Franz Josef Strauß

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Person.png Franz Josef Strauß   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(politician, deep politician)
Franz Josef Strauß.jpg
Died3 October 1988 (Age 73)
Alma materUniversity of Munich
ReligionRoman Catholicism
Children • Max Josef Franz Georg
• Monika
SpouseMarianne Zwicknagl
Member ofLe Cercle
A deep politician and politician, a known attendee of Le Cercle, accused in connection with the Lockheed bribery scandals.

Employment.png Minister President of Bavaria

In office
6 November 1978 - 3 October 1988

Employment.png Federal Minister of Finance

In office
2 December 1966 - 22 October 1969

Employment.png Federal Minister of Defence

In office
16 October 1956 - 16 December 1962

Employment.png Federal Minister for Atomic Affairs

In office
21 October 1955 - 16 October 1956

Franz Josef Strauß was a West German politician and deep politician. He noted in his memoirs that he was a friend of Le Cercle’s Antoine Pinay since the two first met in 1953.[1]

Deep state connections

Franz Josef Strauss is known to have attended Le Cercle[2], though his name does not appear on any of the known guest lists. It is conjectured that he may be "Schmidthuber", guest #8 on the list of German attendees of 1983 meeting of Le Cercle in Bonn, since Strauss was "Minister of State of Bavaria" at the time.

Lockheed bribery scandals

Former Lockheed lobbyist Ernest Hauser told Senate investigators that Minister of Defence Strauss and his party had received at least $10 million for West Germany's purchase of 900 F-104G Starfighters in 1961, which later became part of the Lockheed bribery scandals. The party and its leader denied the allegations, and Strauss filed a slander suit against Hauser. As the allegations were not corroborated, the issue was dropped.[3]

Spiegel scandal

Strauss was forced to step down as defence minister in 1962 in the wake of the Spiegel scandal. Rudolf Augstein, owner and editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine, had been arrested on Strauss's request and was held for 103 days. Strauss admitted that he had lied to the parliament and was forced to resign, complaining that he was treated like a "Jew who had dared appear at a Nazi party convention".

His enmity with Der Spiegel apparently continued as the magazine was one of very few to break the commercially-controlled media silence surrounding Le Cercle. In the early 1980s it named Strauss as a regular attendant of the Cercle and gave further details of the group.[4]

Israeli Nuclear Weapons Development

On April 14, 2015, Veterans Today published a story suggesting that Franz Josef Strauss was implicated in a decision to 'lend' two billion marks for the "development of the Negev" (i.e. the Dinona nuclear weapons factory complex).[5]

6 September 1915|3 October 1988| 

Events Participated in

Bilderberg/1957 October4 October 19576 October 1957Italy
Le Cercle/1969 (Bavaria)19691969Germany
Le Cercle/1970 (Washington)2 December 19702 December 1970US
Washington DC
Rockefeller family mansion
Exact dates uncertain
Le Cercle/1978 (Washington)December 1978December 1978US
Washington DC
Includes the 12 December
Le Cercle/1980 (Washington)5 December 19807 December 1980US
Washington DC
Madison Hotel


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