CIA and the Nazis (2006)





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The History Channel explores how the U.S. government exploited the vanquished Nazi regime after WWII to secretly employ them against the then Soviet threat. This is no conspiracy theory at all as Congress passed a law releasing documents concerning the matter in 1998: "Today the National Security Archive posted the CIA's secret documentary history of the U.S government's relationship with Nazi General Major Reinhard Gehlen, the German army's intelligence chief for the Eastern Front during World War II. At the end of the war, Gehlen established a close relationship with the U.S. and successfully maintained his intelligence network (it ultimately became the West German BND) even though he employed numerous former Nazis and known war criminals."--- National Security Archive: go to: But you don't need to see more than Part 2 to really vomit: [img][/img] The ever pragmatic Central Intelligence Agency of the U.S. (the O.S.S. during WWII) is quite willing to work a deal with Nazi war criminals. Their knowledge of the Soviet "threat" for safety from prosecution. So begins this interesting and quite believable tale of espionage post-WWII. Ex-Nazi's like Werner Von Braun and especially Rudolf (who presided over the deaths of hundreads of slave labor victims building his V-2 rockets) were hired to put U.S. spacemen on the moon. [img][/img] One notable high ranking Nazi is featured, General R. Gehlen, [img][/img] who in effect established the then West Germany espionage unit, fed lots of inflated and false information to the U.S. Army about Soviet troop movements. The C.I.A. at the time was tolerating his network of ex-Nazi spies, knowing full well its worth was dubious at best. SEE the entire 45 minute doc here: OR here: [img][/img] Even today, the C.I.A. and the Pentagon hoards archives full of information that protects Nazi high ranking figures from prosecution until their normal death. Authors presented in the film admit they are still not priviledged to see these archives. The C.I.A.'s own historian admits as much here: "continued classification of CIA's records hampers the efforts of historians to determine the full extent of the Agency's efforts during the Cold War. Many of the Agency's critics will not be satisfied until every document is open for public examination and that, in itself, will raise new questions and further controversies." ---Kevin C. Ruffner, CIA's History Staff. [img][/img] The Joint Chiefs of Staff (in effect) over ruled then President Truman's mandate of no tolerance for ex-Nazi employment after the war. REVIEWS: 1 "CIA and the Nazis" reveals how over 4,000 former Nazis went to work for the U.S. government, without the public's knowledge, to help fight the Soviet Union. Reinhard Gehlen, an intelligence officer for Hitler's General Staff, was tapped to head the U.S. intelligence program in West Germany to spy on the Russians. At the same time, former Nazi scientists and engineers were welcomed onto American soil. ---- google 2 "I think that the CIA has defied the law, and in so doing has also trivialized the Holocaust, thumbed its nose at the survivors of the Holocaust and also at the Americans who gave their lives in the effort to defeat the Nazis in World War II." - Former congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman [img][/img] NOTES: 1 Go to the C.I.A. website for its view of the subject: "CIA's Support to the Nazi War Criminal Investigations": 2 "Separating fact from fiction about the alleged postwar relationships between American intelligence and its former German enemies and collaborators is both difficult and confusing". ---

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