Among the reasons cited for the raid: Austria's intel officials were allegedly working to supply ROK counterparts with blank DPRK passports (which are apparently printed in Austria).
There was a time when such things were unthinkable in a democracy. In DC & Vienna, we are learning they are not. "The alarms are going off,” one senior European intelligence official said. “What happened in Austria reminds me of what autocrats would do.” 
WARNING: What happened to Austrian Intelligence (BVT) by the Russian backed Far Right Freedomw Party government (founded by WW2 Nazis) is what Trump wants to do to the CIA ... gut it for personal reasons.
1. A pro-Moscow party in Austria becomes responsible for its intelligence services. 2. Police haul sensitive documents away. 3. Putin shows up to dance with the foreign minister at her wedding. (Note: Austria now holds the rotating presidency of the EU.)
“The alarms are going off,” one senior European intelligence official said. “What happened in Austria reminds me of what autocrats would do.” and I report from Vienna
Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
Comment l'#extrêmedroite autrichienne et son allié conservateur s'en prennent à leurs services de renseignement à des fins politiques avec pour conséquence un isolement complet du pays en matière de coopération. Lecture importante et inquiétante.
Several months late, international media is writing about Austria’s spy scandal. Please read.
“I have never experienced an anti-Semitic threat from Muslims in Austria,” said Schlomo Hofmeister, a Vienna-based rabbi for the country’s small Jewish community. “But I receive every week threats from right-wing Austrians.”
‘Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.’
If you've missed this, I strongly recommend it: #Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own #intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out. #Russia #FarRight #EU
Austria’s far-right ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
This story is so crazy that I’m still trying to both understand it and tease out it’s dark-ass implications
Important story. About something that happened months ago. MSM is so behind the curve. Again.
Now I’m doing this twice in one week, but: I liked this Washington Post story a lot better when my colleagues and I did it for , 2 months ago.
Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
Austria’s far-right ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
🇦🇹 is a “consolidated democracy.” Which is relevant context for what we’re seeing in the 🇺🇸 — It’s not McCarthyism to note extremist parties, linked to Moscow, are biggest immediate challenge to not just liberal democracy, but progressive values.
“The extraordinary decision to target the agency responsible for defending the country from a multitude of threats, including right-wing extremism, had been made by the service’s new bosses: members of the far-right Freedom Party.”
Austria’s far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out.
Und wieder ist es an der Zeit, „danke, ⁦“⁩ zu sagen
“What happened in #Austria reminds me of what autocrats would do”, one EU official said: “But they also said they believe the party was using flimsy pretexts in a clumsy attempt to put its stamp on the agency and install loyalists in top jobs.”
ICYMI Important story by and . Sad to be thinking while reading that this just might be a window into things to come here in the States
Even Trump’s defense of Putin doesn’t beat this: “The reason [for the police raid]? Defending the totalitarian North Korean regime from an Austrian espionage operation, among others cited in the search warrant.”