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The US Recreated the Nazi War Crimes Machine
* Part 1
Six decades of cover-up and still going strong...
The Nazi war crimes apparatus was recruited lock, stock and barrel and secretly redeployed worldwide. It became US Intelligence.
Part 1: Primed not to
Part 2 of this series is at
The other day, someone called to make a donation to Emperor's Clothes, and he asked, "What's this article you're going to post about the origins of US and German Intelligence?"
And I said, "It's really shocking. The US foreign policy establishment created both intelligence services by re-creating the Nazi war crimes apparatus. Lock, stock and barrel."
I expected the caller to be amazed but I was the one who was amazed because he wasn't.
Notice that what he said is not what I said.
I have had virtually the same exchange with other people. I now realize that this reaction is common because over the past 20 years we have gradually been inoculated against hearing the truth about US recruitment of Nazi war criminals. We have been fed fragments of accurate information mixed with lies. We have been taught a trivialized version of what happened. This is worse than not knowing anything at all because when I say, "The US ferreted out and reconstructed the Nazi war crimes apparatus which then *became* US foreign intelligence and covert political operations", people hear, "They were working with some Nazis."
In this series of articles I will show you that the picture you have been shown of the relationship between US intelligence and Nazism after World War II is deliberately off-focus. I will dissect a few texts so you can see how you were lied to.
The truth is much worse than you think. Indeed, it is probably much worse than what I presently think because the more research I do, the worse it looks.
Let's start with the caller's statement, that US intelligence was "working with some Nazis."
Why is this wrong? Because the phrase, “working with”, implies equality of power. A slave owner does not "work with" his slaves. A jailer does not "work with" his prisoners. And US intelligence officers do not “work with” Nazis who lost the war and are wanted for mass murder.
The Nazis recruited by US intelligence were wanted for the most heinous crimes. Many were members of the SS, the Gestapo and the Nazi Leadership Corps. The Nuremberg Tribunal, whose decisions were binding under international law, defined these groups as parts of the worst criminal conspiracy in history. The fact that a person had been a member subjected that person to arrest. 
The people sought out for recruitment by US intelligence had been involved in war crimes all over Europe, especially in the East. The US was obliged under the Moscow Declaration to turn over these Nazis so they could be tried in the countries where their crimes were committed. 
People hunted for war crimes are in no position to bargain with those supposedly hunting them. If the US "employed" these criminals, then they were "employees" whose alternative was the hangman's noose. If US operatives treated these Nazis super-well, even deferring to their judgment - and they did - it was because they were told to do so by their chain of command: 
In the following series of articles, I will show:
One might like to believe that the Nazi-dominated cultures of these organizations were transformed when the original Nazis retired or died. But this is wishful thinking because of the way that all institutions, and especially intelligence and security organizations, operate. Secret and cliquish, these groups recruit young people loyal to the institution's ideas and methods. New recruits are conditioned to adopt the institution's culture.
Reinhard Gehlen was one of the most important Nazis recruited by the US. As we shall see, as head of the Nazi army's intelligence corps in the occupied part of the Soviet Union, he helped plan the slaughter of *millions* of civilians and POWs. These killings were not militarily necessary; indeed, they may have been militarily costly because they increased the will to resist. Then why were these millions of non-combatants murdered, mainly by deliberate starvation? Why did General (later Field Marshal) Erich von Manstein tell the Wehrmacht, the German Army, that the Soviet population *had to be* starved and that nothing: 
Why? Because they were supposedly subhuman: 
The Nazis recruited by the US believed in what they had done:
General Gehlen did not shed the world-view that enabled him to calmly plan racist mass murder because he took the Swastika off his coat and sewed on the Stars and Stripes. He and the many thousands of other Nazis who had the same beliefs and the same willingness to slaughter supposed 'subhumans' passed on their ideas: the most extreme racism and antisemitism; belief that the supposedly superior 'races' must rule over the supposedly inferior; contempt for ordinary people; hatred for social change; a cult of the most extreme brutality.
The policy of Nazification, pursued by the US establishment starting at the end of World War II, meant that though the Germans lost the war, Nazis came to dominate powerful institutions in many countries. This was truly a world catastrophe.
First the US Establishment preserved the deadly plague of Nazism intact. Made it the dominant force in the secret services of the US and Germany and spread the disease around the world.
Then for 35 years they buried the truth in classified documents.
Then, when the truth began to leak out, they launched a disinformation campaign to indoctrinate people with an inaccurate and trivialized 'critique' of US-Nazi relations which blocked perception of what the US Establishment had really done.
This disinformation campaign began in 1983 in response to a bombshell that broke the silence about US recruitment of Nazi war criminals. That bombshell was the interview with Erhard Dabringhaus on NBC TV News, on February 5th.
That is dealt with in
"Part 2: U.S. Intelligence takes Charge of Investigating the Recruitment
of Nazis by...U.S. Intelligence."
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Footnotes and Further Reading
are links to texts from the Nuremberg Tribunal. The first link
presents the reason for ruling that membership in the Gestapo should
be viewed as a crime:
 The Moscow Declaration obliged the US to hand over members of the Nazis' foreign war crimes apparatus to the victim countries. General Reinhard Gehlen should have been turned over to the USSR. Klaus Barbie should have been turned over to France. And so on. Instead, thousands of these men were shielded from prosecution. (Indeed, as we shall see later, Barbie was used against France. In the case of Gehlen, the *justification* has been that he was used against his former target for racist mass murder, the USSR!)
Here is the relevant section of the Moscow Declaration:
 The Dabringhaus quote is from:
 Newsweek; February 21, 1983, United States Edition; Section: International; Pg. 40; Headline: France; The 'Butcher's' Tracks; Byline: Steven Strasser With Scott Sullivan In Paris, Theodore Stanger In Bonn, Barry Came In Rio De Janiero And Bureau Reports
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