Andreas von Bülow once was a rising star among the social-democrats, and even became the country’s Minister of Research and Education. He belongs to a long line of German aristocracy, hence the ‘von’ in his name. Von Bülow allegedly attended a Bilderberg meeting in 1978. In the mid-90s, he turned truther. Determined to enlighten the public about the “criminal machinations” of Western intelligence services such as CIA and BND (the latter which was founded by the CIA), he now accuses the CIA and its Israeli counterpart, Mossad, of partly having instigated the September 11 terrorist attacks. His 1998 book Terrorism in the Name of State details how the CIA is complicit in manufacturing the wars of the United States of America.