Re :- "thought their cooperation with the Feds would buy them some favour".
Nah, German/New Zealanders are the future al-Qaeda.
To quote various Rising Sun, (err), quotes,
John Connor: Do you know what's true? When something sounds too good to be true, then it's not true.
Web Smith: If we only had the original disk, we could see what happened after that.
Jingo Asakuma: Exactly. You catch on fast, Lieutenant Smith.
Web Smith: Yeah, I do.
Bob Richmond: Hey! Hey, you! Quit loafing! Get the senator's car! What do you think we're doing?
Web Smith: No, you get the senator's car! Wrong guy, wrong fucking century! Penguin looking mother fucker!
(Last one for current University graduates - Really sorry it's this way, but that's life).