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- 11:13pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2920
..... the German general took his entire apparatus, "unpurged
and without interruption, into the service of the American
superpower." There is no evidence that he ever renounced the Third
Reich's postwar plan, advanced by his own family's publishing house,
to colonize vast regions of Eastern Russia, create a huge famine for
40,000,000, and treat the remaining 50,000,000 "racially inferior
Slavs as slaves. Allen Dulles may not have invited such a man to his
club, but he did the next best thing: he funneled an aggregate of
$200 million in CIA funds to the Gehlen Organization as it became
known. Directing operations from a fortress-like nerve center in
Bavaria, Gehlen reactivated his network inside ...
....... When the nazis occupied Europe, the banking exchanges
between Britain and the U.S. on the one hand and Germany on the
other carried on as usual. In Trading With the Enemy, Charles Higham
documents the role of Standard Oil of New Jersey, owned by the Chase
Manhattan Bank, and I.G. Farben's Sterling Products with the Bank
for International Settlements. Standard Oil tankers plied the sea
lanes with fuel for the nazi war machine. Prior to the war McCloy
was legal counsel to Farben, the German chemical monopoly.
As an assistant secretary in the War Department during the war:
(1) McCloy blocked the executions of nazi war criminals; (2) forged
a pact with the Vichy Regime of pro-nazi Admiral Darlan; (3)
displaced Japanese-Americans in California to internment camps; (4)
refused to recommend the bombing of nazi concentration camps to
spare the inmates on grounds "the cost would be out of proportion to
any possible benefits;" and (5) refused Jewish refugees entry to the
When the curtain fell on the war, McCloy helped shield Klaus
Barbie, the "butcher of Lyons," from the French. Barbie and other
vicious dogs from Hitler's kennel were hidden out with the 370th
Counter Intelligence Corps at Obergamergau. One of their keepers was
Private Henry Kissinger, soon to enter Harvard as a McCloy protege.
In 1949 McCloy returned to Germany as American High Commissioner.
He commuted the death sentences of a number of nazi war criminals,
and gave early releases to others. One was Alfred Krupp, convicted
of using slave labor in his armaments factories. Another was
Hitler's financial genius, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, who subsequently
went on the payroll of Aristotle Onassis.
In 1952 McCloy left a Germany that was prepared to re-arm to
return to his law practice. He became president of the Chase
Manhattan Bank, director of a dozen blue chip corporations, and
legal counsel to the "Seven Sisters" of American oil. During this
period he acquired a client, the Nobel oil firm, whose interests in
Czarist Russia had been managed by the father of George de
Mohrenschildt, Lee and Marina Oswald's "best friend" in Dallas.
Busy as he was McCloy found time to supervise construction of the
new Pentagon building. It was nicknamed “McCloy's Folly.”
- 11:14pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2921
.... As America stood on the threshold of World War II Hoover
continued a friendly relationship with the nazis who dominated
Interpol, the Berlin-based international secret police. He had been
obsessed with the "Red menace" since 1919 when he became head of the
Bureau's General Intelligence Division. Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard
Heydrich, Arthur Nebe and other fanatical nazis were active in
Interpol. Even after Hitler occupied Czechoslovakia, Hoover ignored
all evidence of nazi death squads and atrocities and cooperated with
the boys in Berlin. As France fell, Hoover exchanged lists of wanted
criminals, enclosing autographed photographs of himself. It was not
until three days before Pearl Harbor that he called a halt -- and
then only because he feared his image might be tarnished. ...
- 11:19pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2922
...... During the war, the Japanese conducted germ warfare
experiments with human beings as guinea pigs (at least 3,000 died,
including an undetermined number of captured U.S. military). The
Pentagon decided that the biological research might prove handy
against the Russians, and the Japanese responsible for the
experiments were granted immunity from prosecution in return for
their laboratory records. On December 12, 1947 the Pentagon
acknowledged the "wholehearted cooperation" of Willoughby in
arranging the examination of the "human pathological material which
had been transferred to Japan from the biological warfare
- 11:21pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2923
..... PDID are the same initials as the Los Angeles police
intelligence unit, Public Disorder Intelligence Division. The
California PDID: (1) was exposed on May 24, 1983 as spying on law
abiding citizens at an expense of $100,000; (2) utilizing a
computerized dossier system bought by the late Representative Larry
McDonald's “Western Goals.” (McDonald was a national leader of the
John Birch Society, which was exceedingly active in Dallas preceding
the Kennedy assassination); (3) Western Goals has offices in Germany
run by Eugene Wigner that feed data to the Gehlen BND; (4) on the
board of Western Goals are such Cold Warriors as Edward Teller,
Admiral Thomas Moorer and Dr. Hans Senholt, once a Luftwaffe pilot.
SS Colonel Skorzeny's CIA agents participated in terror campaigns
waged by Operation 40 in Guatemala, Brazil and Argentina. Skorzeny
was also in charge of the Paladin mercenaries, whose cover, M.C.
Inc., was a Madrid export-import firm.
Dr. Gerhard Hartmut von Schubert, [formerly] of Joseph Goebbels'
propaganda ministry, was M.C. operating manager. .....
- 11:23pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2924
...... "Operation Condor, An Unholy Alliance" August 3, 1979:
"Assassination teams are centered in Chile. This international
consortium is located in Colonia Dignidad, Chile. Founded by nazis
from Hitler's SS, headed by Franz Pfeiffer Richter, Adolf Hitler's
1000-year Reich may not have perished. Children are cut up in front
of their parents, suspects are asphyxiated in piles of excrement or
rotated to death over barbecue pits." ....
- 11:25pm Jul 8, 2002 EST (#2925
..... belonged to Ottovon Bolschwing's Gestapo network, as
did his associate, Viorel Trifia, who was living in Detroit. They
were members of the Nazi Iron Guard in Romania, and had felt
prosecution. They had one thing in common; they were friends of
Richard Nixon. ...
<American History is truly fascinating ... >
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