After WWII ended in 1945, victorious Russian and American intelligence teams
began a treasure hunt throughout occupied Germany for military and scientific
booty. They were looking for things like new rocket and aircraft designs, medicines,
and electronics. But they were also hunting down the most precious "spoils"
of all: the scientists whose work had nearly won the war for Germany. The engineers
and intelligence officers of the Nazi War Machine.
The U.S. Military rounded up Nazi scientists and brought them to America. It
had originally intended merely to debrief them and send them back to Germany.
But when it realized the extent of the scientists knowledge and expertise, the
War Department decided it would be a waste to send the scientists home. Following
the discovery of flying discs (foo fighters), particle/laser beam weaponry in
German military bases, the War Department decided that NASA and the CIA must
control this technology, and the Nazi engineers that had worked on this technology.
There was only one problem: it was illegal. U.S. law explicitly prohibited
Nazi officials from immigrating to America -- and as many as three-quarters
of the scientists in question had been committed Nazis. Convinced that German
scientists could help America's post-war efforts, President Harry Truman agreed
in September 1946 to authorize "Project Paperclip," a program to bring
selected German scientists to work on America's behalf during the "Cold
However, Truman expressly excluded anyone found "to have been a member
of the Nazi party and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or
an active supporter of Nazism or militarism."
The War Department's Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) conducted
background investigations of the scientists. In February 1947, JIOA Director
Bosquet Wev submitted the first set of scientists' dossiers to the State and
Justice Departments for review.
The Dossiers were damning. Samuel Klaus, the State Departments representative
on the JIOA board, claimed that all the scientists in this first batch were
"ardent Nazis." Their visa requests were denied. Wev was furious.
He wrote a memo warning that "the best interests of the United States have
been subjugated to the efforts expended in 'beating a dead Nazi horse.'"
He also declared that the return of these scientists to Germany, where they
could be exploited by America's enemies, presented a "far greater security
threat to this country than any former Nazi affiliations which they may have
had or even any Nazi sympathies that they may still have."
When the JIOA formed to investigate the backgrounds and form dossiers on the
Nazis, the Nazi Intelligence leader Reinhard Gehlen met with the CIA director
Allen Dulles. Dulles and Gehlen hit it off immediately. Gehlen was a master
spy for the Nazis and had infiltrated Russia with his vast Nazi Intelligence
network. Dulles promised Gehlen that his Intelligence unit was safe in the CIA.
Apparently, Wev decided to sidestep the problem. Dulles had the scientists
dossier's re-written to eliminate incriminating evidence. As promised, Allen
Dulles delivered the Nazi Intelligence unit to the CIA, which later opened many
umbrella projects stemming from Nazi research. (MK-ULTRA / ARTICHOKE, OPERATION
Military Intelligence "cleansed" the files of Nazi references. By
1955, more than 760 German scientists had been granted citizenship in the U.S.
and given prominent positions in the American scientific community. Many had
been longtime members of the Nazi party and the Gestapo, had conducted experiments
on humans at concentration camps, had used slave labour, and had committed other
In a 1985 expose in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Linda Hunt wrote
that she had examined more than 130 reports on Project Paperclip subjects--and
every one "had been changed to eliminate the security threat classification."
President Truman, who had explicitly ordered no committed Nazis to be admitted
under Project Paperclip, was evidently never aware that his directive had been
violated. State Department archives and the memoirs of officials from that era
confirm this. In fact, according to Clare Lasby's book Operation Paperclip,
project officials "covered their designs with such secrecy that it bedevilled
their own President; at Potsdam he denied their activities and undoubtedly enhanced
Russian suspicion and distrust," quite possibly fuelling the Cold War even
further. A good example of how these dossiers were changed is the case of Wernher
von Braun. A September 18, 1947, report on the German rocket scientist stated,
"Subject is regarded as a potential security threat by the Military Governor."
The following February, a new security evaluation of Von Braun said, "No
derogatory information is available on the subject...It is the opinion of the
Military Governor that he may not constitute a security threat to the United
States." Here are a few of the 700 suspicious characters who were allowed
to immigrate through Project Paperclip.
During the war, Rudolph was operations director of the Mittelwerk factory at
the Dora-Nordhausen concentration camps, where 20,000 workers died from beatings,
hangings, and starvation. Rudolph had been a member of the Nazi party since
1931; a 1945 military file on him said simply: "100% Nazi, dangerous type,
security threat..!! Suggest internment."
But the JIOA's final dossier on him said there was "nothing in his records
indicating that he was a war criminal or an ardent Nazi or otherwise objectionable."
Rudolph became a US citizen and later designed the Saturn 5 rocket used in the
Apollo moon landings. In 1984, when his war record was finally investigated,
he fled to West Germany.
WERNHER VON BRAUN;
From 1937 to 1945, von Braun was the technical director of the Peenemunde rocket
research center, where the V-2 rocket –which devastated England--was developed.
As noted previously, his dossier was rewritten so he didn't appear to have been
an enthusiastic Nazi.
Von Braun worked on guided missiles for the U.S. Army and was later director
of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. He became a celebrity in the 1950s and
early 1960s, as one of Walt Disney's experts on the "World of Tomorrow."
In 1970, he became NASA's associate administrator.
A high-ranking Nazi scientist, Blome told U.S. military interrogators in 1945
that he had been ordered 1943 to experiment with plague vaccines on concentration
camp prisoners. He was tried at Nuremberg in 1947 on charges of practicing euthanasia
(extermination of sick prisoners), and conducting experiments on humans. Although
acquitted, his earlier admissions were well known, and it was generally accepted
that he had indeed participated in the gruesome experiments.
Two months after his Nuremberg acquittal, Blome was interviewed at Camp David,
Maryland, about biological warfare. In 1951, he was hired by the U.S. Army Chemical
Corps to work on chemical warfare. His file neglected to mention Nuremberg.
MAJOR GENERAL WALTER SCHREIBER;
According to Linda Hunt's article, the US military tribunal at Nuremberg heard
evidence that "Schreiber had assigned doctors to experiment on concentration
camp prisoners and had made funds available for such experimentation."
The assistant prosecutor said the evidence would have convicted Schreiber if
the Soviets, who held him from 1945 to 1948, had made him available for trial.
Again, Schreiber's Paperclip file made no mention of this evidence; the project
found work for him at the Air Force School of Medicine at Randolph Field in
Texas. When columnist Drew Pearson publicized the Nuremberg evidence in 1952,
the negative publicity led the JIOA, says Hunt, to arrange "a visa and
a job for Schreiber in Argentina, where his daughter was living." On May
22, 1952, he was flown to Buenos Aires.
HERMANN BECKER-FREYSING and SIEGFRIED RUFF;
These two, along with Blome, were among the 23 defendants in the Nuremberg War
Trials "Medical Case." Becker-Freysing was convicted and sentenced
to 20 years in prison for conducting experiments on Dachau inmates, such as
starving them, then force-feeding them seawater that had been chemically altered
to make it drinkable. Ruff was acquitted (in a close decision) on charges that
he had killed as many as 80 Dachau inmates in a low-pressure chamber designed
to simulate altitudes in excess of 60,000 feet. Before their trial, Becker-Freysing
and Ruff were paid by the Army Air Force to write reports about their grotesque
GENERAL REINHARD GEHLEN;
It was five years after the end of WW2 but one of Hitler's chief intelligence
officers was still on the job. From a walled-in compound in Bavaria, General
Reinhard Gehlen oversaw a vast network of intelligence agents spying on Russia.
His top aides were Nazi zealots who had committed some of the most notorious
crimes of the war. Gehlen and his SS united were hired, and swiftly became agents
of the CIA when they revealed their massive records on the Soviet Union to the
Gehlen derived much of his information from his role in one of the most terrible
atrocities of the war: the torture, interrogation and murder by starvation of
some four million Soviet prisoners. Prisoners who refused to cooperate were
often tortured or summarily executed. Many were executed even after they had
given information, while others were simply left to starve to death. As a result,
Gehlend and members of his organization manoeuvred to make sure they were captured
by advancing American troops rather than Russians, who would have executed them
Two months before Germany surrendered in 1945, the Gehlen organization made
its move. "Gehlen and a small group of his most senior officers carefully
microfilmed the vast holding on the USSR in the military section of the German
army's general staff. They packed the film in watertight steel drums and secretly
buried it in remote mountain meadows scattered throughout the Austrian Alps.
General William Donovan and Allen Dulles of the CIA were tipped off about Gehlen's
surrender and his offer of Russian intelligence in exchange for a job. The CIA
was soon jockeying with military intelligence for authority over Gehlen's microfilmed
records--and control of the German spymaster. Dulles arranged for a private
intelligence facility in West Germany to be established, and named it the Geheln
Organization. Gehlen promised not to hire any former SS, SD, or Gestapo members;
he hired them anyway, and the CIA did not stop him. Two of Gehlen's early recruits
were Emil Augsburg and Dr. Franz Six, who had been part of mobile killing squads,
which killed Jews, intellectuals, and Soviet partisans wherever they found them.
Other early recruits included Willi Krichbaum, senior Gestapo leader for south-eastern
Europe, and the Gestapo chiefs of Paris and Kiel, Germany.
With the encouragement of the CIA, Gehlen Org (Licio Gelli) set up "rat
lines" to get Nazi war criminals out of Europe so they wouldn't be prosecuted.
By setting up transit camps and issuing phoney passports, the Gehlen Org helped
more than 5,000 Nazis leave Europe and relocate around the world, especially
in South and Central America. There, mass murderers like Klaus Barbie (the butcher
of Lyons) helped governments set up death squads in Chile, Argentina, El Salvador,
Known as the Nazi butcher of Lyons, France during World War 2, Barbie was part
of the SS that was responsible for the death of thousands of French people under
the German occupation.
Some of Rupp's best work was done for the CIA, after he was imported in Operation
Paperclip. Rupp has been convicted of bank fraud. He was an operative for the
CIA and is deeply involved in the Savings and Loan scandals. A federal jury
has indicated they believe testimony that Rupp, the late CIA Director William
Casey - then Reagan's campaign manager, and Donald Gregg, now U.S. Ambassador
to South Korea, flew with George Bush to Paris in 1980, during the election
in which Bush was on the ticket with Ronald Reagan. The testimony states that
three meetings were held on October 19 and 20 at the Hotel Florida and Hotel
Crillion. The subject? According to the court testimony, the meetings were to
sabotage President Jimmy Carter's re-election campaign by delaying the release
of American hostages in Iran. The hostages were released on January 20, 1981,
right after Reagan and Bush were sworn into office. Iran was promised return
of its frozen assets in the United States and the foundation for the Iran-Contra
deal was set into motion.
Head of a 2400 member secret Masonic Lodge, P2, a neo-fascist organization,
in Italy that catered to only the elite, Gelli had high connections in the Vatican,
even though he was not a Catholic. P2's membership is totally secret and not
even available to its Mother Lodge in England. Gelli was responsible for providing
Argentina with the Exocet missile. He was a double agent for the CIA and the
KGB. He assisted many former Nazi high officials in their escape from Europe
to Central America. He had close ties with the Italian Mafia. Gelli was a close
associate of Benito Mussolini. He was also closely affiliated with Roberto Calvi,
head of the scandal-ridden Vatican Bank. Calvi was murdered. Gelli's secret
lodge consisted of extremely important people, including armed forces commanders,
secret service chiefs, head of Italy's financial police, 30 generals, eight
admirals, newspaper editors, television and top business executives and key
bankers - including Calvi, Licio Gelli and others in P2 were behind the assassination
of Pope John Paul 1.
The central figure in Europe and South America that linked the CIA, Masonic
Lodge, Vatican, ex-Nazis and several South American governments, the Italian
government and several international banks was Licio Gelli. He, with Klaus Barbie
and Heinrich Rupp, met with Ronald R. Rewald in Uruguay to arrange for the Argentine
purchase of the French-made Exocet missile, used to devastating effect against
the British in the Falkland Islands.
Who is Gelli and why was he so important?
To understand Gelli, one must understand the complex post war years of Europe.
The biggest threat to Europe in pre-war times was Communism - it was the great
fear of Communism that gave birth to the Fascists and the Nazis. Though both
sides were dreaded, the Fascists represented right-wing government, while the
Communist represent left-wing government. It was the right-wing that the United
States and the Catholic Church desired over Communism - because Communism would
destroy the capitalistic system. This is why the CIA and the Vatican had go
through with Operation Paperclip. The Nazis had massive amounts of Soviet intelligence,
had infiltrated Communist partisans, and were in no way going to be given up
to the Soviet Union.
Gelli worked both sides. He helped to found the Red Brigade, spied on Communist
partisans and worked for the Nazis at the same time, a double agent. He helped
establish the Rat Line, which assisted the flight of high ranking Nazi officials
from Europe to South America, with passports supplied by the Vatican and with
the full acknowledgment and blessing of the United States intelligence community.
While on one hand, the U.S. participated in the war crime tribunals of key Nazi
officials and maintained an alliance with the Communist Soviet Union, secretly,
the U.S. was preparing for the cold war and needed the help of Nazis in the
eventual struggle the U.S. would have with the Soviet Union. Gelli's agreement
with U.S. intelligence to spy on the Communists after the war was instrumental
in saving his life. He was responsible for the murder and torture of hundreds
of Yugoslavian partisans.
The Vatican provided support to Nazis and Fascists because the Communists were
the real threat to the Church's survival. The Italian Communists would have
taxed the Church's vast holdings and the Church has had a dismal experience
with Communist governments throughout the world - where religious freedom was
Gelli was well connected with the Vatican from the days of the Rat Line and
he worked for American intelligence, as well. Gelli formed the P-2 Masonic Lodge-which
did not follow the direction of any Grand Lodge-and it was supplied with a sum
of $10 million a month by the CIA. Its membership was a Who's Who in the intelligence,
military and Italian community. So prominent was Gelli's influence, that he
was even a guest of honour at the 1981 inauguration of President Ronald Reagan.
Gelli used blackmail in order to gain prominent members of his P-2 lodge, its
membership is estimated at 2400 members, including 300 of the most powerful
men in the Western World.. He was a close friend of Pope Paul VI, Juan Peron
of Argentina, Libyan dictator Qaddafi, and many high officials in the Italian
and American governments - he is also reported to have had some financial dealings
with the George Bush for President campaign.
Gelli and his P-2 lodge had staggering connections to banking, intelligence
and diplomatic passports. The CIA poured hundreds of millions of dollars into
Italy in the form of secret subsidies for political parties, labour unions and
communications businesses. At the same time the Agency continued its relationship
with far- right and violent elements as a back-up should a coup be needed to
oust a possible Communist government. This covert financing was exposed by the
Prime Minister of Italy in a speech to Parliament. He indicates that more than
600 people in Italy still remain on the payroll of the CIA. Licio Gelli was
an ardent Nazi and a perfect asset of the CIA. As part of Reinhard Gehlen's
intelligence team, he had excellent contacts. Licio was the go between for the
CIA and the Vatican through his P2 Lodge.
Project Paperclip was stopped in 1957, when West Germany protested to the U.S.
that these efforts had stripped it of "scientific skills." There was
no comment about supporting Nazis. Paperclip may have ended in 1957, but as
you can see from Licio Gelli and his international dealings with the CIA in
Italy/P2, and Heinrich Rupp with his involvement in October Surprise, the ramifications
of Paperclip are world-wide. The Nazis became employed CIA agents, engaging
in clandestine work with the likes of George Bush, the CIA, Henry Kissenger,
and the Masonic P2 lodge. This is but one of the results of Operation Paperclip.
Another umbrella project that was spawned from Paperclip was MK-ULTRA.
A secret laboratory was established and funded by CIA director, Allen Dulles
in Montreal, Canada at McGill University in the Allen Memorial Institute headed
by psychiatrist Dr. Ewen Cameron. For the next several years Dr. Ewen Cameron
waged his private war in Canada. What is ironic about Dr. Cameron is that he
served as a member of the Nuremberg tribunal who heard the cases against the
When it was at its height in drug experiments, operation MK-ULTRA was formed.
This was the brainchild of Richard Helms who later came to be a CIA director.
It was designed to defeat the "enemy" in its brain-washing techniques.
MK-ULTRA had another arm involved in Chemical and Biological Warfare (CBW) known
as MK-DELTA. The "doctors" who participated in these experiments used
some of the same techniques as the Nazi "doctors". Techniques used
by Dr. Cameron and previous Nazi scientists include electro shock, sleep deprivation,
memory implantation, memory erasure, sensory modification, psychoactive drug
experiments, and many more cruel practices.
Project Paperclip brought us MK-ULTRA. Paperclip ultimately brought in key
players involved in the assassination of Pope 1, October Surprise (sabotage
of Carter's peace talks), and a great many other things still classified to
this day. The results of Project Paperclip were devastating, and very far reaching.
I guess that is what you would expect from collaborating with Nazis.
This research shows that the OSS/CIA that was formed in the National Security
Act, the same agency that employed hundreds of Nazis, has been in alliance with
the Vatican through various Agency connections such as Licio Gelli. The CIA/Vatican
alliance that Assassinated Pope John Paul 1, JFK, and hundreds of dictators
of 3rd world countries is the Illuminati.
The Bavarian Illuminati has been around for centuries in one way or another.
It's presence in the 20th century is the direct result of the Nazis. The Nazi
connections to the occult and the Bavarian Thule Society were parallel to the
American members of 33rd degree Freemasonry. When the Operation Paperclip was
successfully executed, the Nazi element of the Bavarian Thule society was fused
with the American members of Freemasonry to create the Illuminati.
Operation Paperclip, MK-ULTRA, October Surprise, and George Bush are all facets
of the Illuminati, a group whose ideals are rooted in the occult, and dedicated
to world domination.
Soon after the American Revolution, John Robinson, a professor of rural philosophy
at Edinburgh University in Scotland and member of a Freemason lodge, said that
he was asked to join the Illuminati. After studying the group, he concluded
that the purposes of the Illuminati were not compatible with his beliefs.
In 1798, he published a book called "Proofs Of A Conspiracy," which
"An association has been formed for the express purpose of rooting out
all the religious establishments and overturning all the existing governments....
The leaders would rule the World with uncontrollable power, while all the rest
would be employed as tools of the ambition of their unknown superiors."
The CIA and the Vatican have rooted out all the religious establishments in
the world. The CIA has overthrown and set up dictators under their control all
over the world. The CIA and the Vatican have fulfilled the purpose of the Illuminati.
The CIA and the Vatican are the Illuminati.
Dossier compiled by Agent Orange
The Ho-IX being assembled.
One result of Operation Paperclip was the capture of cutting edge German military
technology, such as the Ho-IX. Pictured above being assembled in its German
factory, the planes hi tech composite construction was capable of absorbing
radar waves. Making it in effect a forerunner of today's stealth aircraft.
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2. Operation Paperclip, Clare Lasby, Athenaeum 1975
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4. Acid Dreams, Martin Lee and Bruce Schlain, Grove Press
5. Journey Into Madness, Gordon Thomas, Bantam Books
6. Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman, Merle Miller, New
7. Kiss the Boys Goodbye, by Monika Jensen-Stevenson and William Stevenson.
8. Inside Job - The Looting of America's S&L, by Stephen Pizzo, Mary Fricker
9. In God's Name, An Investigation into the Murder of Pope John Paul I, by
10. The Crimes of Patriots - A True Tale of Dope. Dirty Money, and the CIA
by Jonathan Kwitny.
11. Mengele - The Complete Story, by Gerald L. Posner and John Ware.
12. Blowback, America's Recruitment of Nazis and its Effects on the Cold War,
by Christopher Simpson.
13. Jury Says Story of Reagan-Bush Campaign Deal With Iran Is True, San Francisco
Chronicle May 5, 1990.
14. Hawaii Scheme Cost Napans $500.000, Napa Register October 3, 1983.
15. The Vatican Connection by Richard Hammer
16. The Great Heroin Coup, Drug's, Intelligence & International Fascism
by Henrik Kruger
17. The Nazi Legacy by Magnus Linklater, Isabel Hilton, Neal Ascherson
18. The P-2 Time Bomb Goes Off, May 1984 The Economist
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