probably other groups.
despite 16 different Secret Police groups, even when they're on a killing, bombing, and bank-robbing spree.
" Even the existence of a murderous underground Neo-Nazi cell that went on a killing spree over many years completely escaped the authorities. By contrast, the crimes of the left-wing Baader-Meinhof gang, as the Red Army Faction was known early on, targeting representatives of the state and high-profile public figures, triggered an unprecedented police response.
" "I've been asked many times if this terror group has destroyed my trust in German democracy," says Mehmet Daimaguler, a lawyer representing the families of NSU victims. "It has not - no terror group will ever manage to do that. However, parts of the secret service have indeed destroyed my trust in the German state."
" Nine of the 10 NSU murder victims were small business owners of Turkish or Greek background. They were executed at their workplaces with shots to the head. The crime scenes were scattered all over Germany, but the same weapon was used in all the killings, which occurred between 2000 and 2007. The police quickly came to the conclusion that the crimes were part of a turf war between Turkish mafia groups."
" For many observers, the failure of the German state to find the group is deeply troubling. Some point to the federal structure of Germany's authorities as part of the problem: There are 16 state police forces and 16 state secret service bureaus, all of which have national counterparts. But the lack of communication between them was only one issue. After the NSU's cover had been blown, police files were shredded, pieces of evidence disappeared, and secret agents refused to turn up for questioning by the parliamentary inquiry.
" The secret service in Thuringia, where the NSU members grew up, admitted that neo-Nazi double agents had received large sums from intelligence officials in return for useless information. When Halit Yozgat, the second-to-last victim, was killed behind the counter of his father's Internet cafe in the town of Kassel in 2006, an undercover agent of the Hesse secret service sat in front of one of the computer screens - but allegedly didn't notice anything and was there by sheer coincidence."
This isn't the first time Neo Nazis, or old Nazis for that matter, were completely ignored and went about their business, and their depredations, without any trouble.
I wonder how many more organizations like this there are in Germany.
Germany spends a lot of money on keeping track of the Left Wing noisy crowd, but can't even recognize Right Wing murderers active for more than a decade.