As I said, my friend - it would be a great help if you would translate this letter for me - since I don't read the language.
MadA - Even if you seem to believe I'm one who tend to swallow the Watchtowers explanations raw, I don't. But facts has shown us WHO in the society who made this stunt in the first place - and THESE persons were interested in files and information. Policiec beyond that weren't their business - and that's why I believe the explanation from the Watchtower is actually correct on that point.
BUT - we're talking about the start! NOT what happened later. When they will try to explain all the stuff mentioned abowe - they used the political possibilities, and lobbied with other NGOs to make their own situation better. Including being recognized as a "religious society", whic is extremely interesting from a monitary view.
Even though I dare say I'm not the one on this board that do trust the Watchtower the most, there MAY BE some things they say that is actually correct :)
In this case it's a half-truth, because the ORIGINAL idea was, I honestly believe (based on reasons I won't comment on - but you're wrong when you say I don't have or will never get any "evidence" to this effect) this WAS the original reason. However - someone with other interests discovered this NGO status could be used for other things - and THEN things started to happen.
As I said - if Legal Department had known about this - I don't think there would have been no NGO status in the first place! The Legal Dep is lying just as much as the rest of the Tower, and there is evidence to that as well, but even though they are notorious liars, they just MIGHT tell the truth every now and then :))
I believe it's a bit too black and white to say they will ALWAYS lie in ANY case. They won't lie if they have nothing particular to gain - and in this case they really don't. Because what happened after the first few years really happened, and that's proven. Also, they had to renew their status in writing every year, where they promis to be nice chaps and promote the UN - so they don't have much to gain.
But - if you want to believe I and others are stupid fools, and the evidence is that some explanations or thoughts fits with the watchtowers - I'd say it's a poor proof.
The shit has hit the fan anyway - and I can tell you they are not pleased inside Bethel about this thing. Why do you believe, by the way, that we would say something just to support the Watchtower? Does our history indicate we're their closest supporters?