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Ex-Scientology Executive Marty Rathbun Headed to Germany This Week -- Why This is Bad News for David Miscavige - Village Voice (blog)
3 September 2011, 5:28 pm



After the jump, watch as Rathbun seems to get the Squirrel Busters off-balance by telling them he's going to Europe to clean up the mess David Miscavige made there. Also, for those unsure what we're talking about, we'll try to explain why the Siege in South Texas should have been national news by now, and how Rathbun's trip to Germany is upping the ante on this story in a big way...


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First Video from Germany: Ex-Scientology Exec Marty Rathbun On Meeting with Ursula Caberta
By Tony Ortega Wed., Sep. 7 2011 at 2:06 PM

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTyaRlKzX7Q

Scientology watchers around the world are watching keenly for any news out of Germany as today Marty Rathbun made his first public remarks there in the presence of Ursula Caberta.

Quick background: Rathbun was once the second-most powerful executive in Scientology. He left the church in 2004 and has been criticizing Scientology leader David Miscavige on his blog since 2009. Caberta, meanwhile, has been leading an official German government effort to curb Scientology in that country since 1992.

As Rathbun explains in the video above (which he just posted himself), even though he still practices Scientology independently, there's a good reason he's now willing to help Caberta in her efforts.

We'll keep an eye on further developments. Over at the Anonymous website, Why We Protest, there's a steady stream of reports about a Scientology protest outside the building where Rathbun's press conference took place, and more observations being posted by the minute.

My quick transcription of what Rathbun says in the video...

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Marty Rathbun Scientologist speaks at a press conference in Hamburg city authority over the crimes of the Scientology organization.

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Marty Rathbun in Germany: I Watched Tom Cruise Tell Bill Clinton to Influence Tony Blair for Scientology
By Tony Ortega Fri., Sep. 9 2011 at 3:48 PM

After holding a press conference that was covered widely in Germany, former Scientology executive Marty Rathbun appeared last night on a television talk show that we hear is very popular there. Of all the things he talked about, one that seems to be getting the most buzz regards Tom Cruise, Bill Clinton, and Tony Blair.

Quick background for those just catching up: For 27 years, Marty Rathbun was a member of Scientology and reached its highest levels, becoming the second most powerful executive before leaving the organization in 2004. Two years ago, he began criticizing current church leader David Miscavige on a blog. And now, he's on a trip to Germany to meet with Ursula Caberta, a government official who, since 1992, has worked to curb Scientology's influence in that country.

Rathbun and Caberta appeared together on the Markus Lanz show, and that's when Rathbun was asked about Scientology's attempts to influence the U.S. government about Scientology's status in Germany, which he had mentioned at a press conference the day before.

Now that Rathbun is out of Scientology, he has confirmed to Caberta what she has long suspected -- that Scientology used its celebrities to influence the Clinton Adminstration and its State Department in particular to denounce Caberta's attempts to publicize Scientology's abuses.

Lanz asks Rathbun if it was true that Scientology tried to influence Clinton at the "highest levels."

Here's what I could get of Rathbun's answer, which has a German translator talking over him, so it was difficult to get it entirely right...

more at http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/09/marty_rathbun_i.php#more
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Exclusive: Bill Clinton, Tom Cruise Plotted to Use Tony Blair to Gain Tax Breaks for Scientology
By Andrew Morton, Publisher
September 10, 2011 2:46 PM

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie were targeted by Hollywood actor Tom Cruise and former President Bill Clinton to give tax breaks to the controversial Church of Scientology, it is revealed today.

Clinton and Cruise plotted for months to overturn a legal ruling which refused to grant Scientology charity status in Britain. At one point the former President suggested he directly approached Cherie Blair for help as ‘she was a practising lawyer and would understand the details'.

more at http://www.themortonreport.com/celebrity/notables/exclusive-bill-clinton-tom-cruise-plotted-to-use-tony-blair-to-gain-tax-breaks-for-scientology/
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