As described in the book "Faust's Gold," (St. Martin's Press, 2001) written by an American psychologist, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Andreas (Krieger) had a dramatic encounter with the presiding judge. First, Andreas presented a wrinkled photograph of himself as Heidi. Then he said of the East German officials, "They just used me like a machine."He described hating his body, and spoke of a mind "crazy with panic," filled with thoughts of suicide. He told of the sex change procedure, and in a moment of brutal poignancy, said of his mother, "She says no matter who I am, boy or girl, she will always love me."Ewald and Hoppner were both convicted of accessory to the intentional bodily harm of athletes and were given probation. Upon testifying, Andreas said he lost his fear of the two men. And he got some confirmation of his beliefs from the verdicts. "The words used in court were that the giving of relatively high doses of Oral Turinabol to a girl around puberty has significantly contributed to development into transsexuality,"said Dr. Werner Franke, the molecular biologist whose research into the East German doping system formed the basis of the criminal prosecutions. Although the complex decision to have a sex change could not precisely be connected to steroids, the psychologist Ungerleider said, "Emotional fallout from high levels of testosterone can make people unsure who they are."
- Jere Longman, Olympic Correspondent
New York Times feature on steroids and Andreas Krieger
America should stand firmly behind Israel . We don’t need to be directly involved in any Peace Process . Frankly , Israel should not be under any obligation to negotiate Peace with anyone . There is no Palestine . Anyone who attacks them should expect retaliation or preemptive strikes from them . As for Muslim Embassies including Turkey ; Israel would be within their rights to expel any and all of them . Frankly , Israel should expel any radical elements within its borders as should any Sovereign Nation in this World . Screw the UN Hypocrites ……………..
Jerusalem has been the center of Israel since the nations founding with King Saul. Not only as the capital, but also as the religious center for Judaism, which predates Islam by thousands of years. It’s all about a group of people, that call themselves Palestinians, who have never had a nation & have been rejected by adherents of their own faith. These Muslim nations are still pissed at getting their butts kicked in a conflict that took six days. It would have been seven, but the Israelis wanted to rest on the Sabbath, so they put it in overdrive.