New dossier at www.disinfo.com, called "Rotten Roots-The US, Nazis, and
the CIA." Lots of links to other articles at the URL below, as always, that
follow this essay at the site. Enjoy.
Rotten Roots: The US, Nazis, & The CIA
"He's on our side, and that's all that matters," chuckled Allen Dulles, a US
Intelligence officer during the war who later headed the CIA.
"Besides, one need not invite a Gehlen to one’s club," wrote the late, great
conspiracy researcher Mae Brussell in 1983, quoting Dulles.
A mystery many Americans ponder now at the dawn of a new millennium is how an
agency such as the CIA, which purports to work for the furthering of Truth,
Justice and the American Way, could have gone so far astray. Or has it gone
astray at all?
On Wednesday, September 20, 2000, the CIA admitted for the first time that it
had connections to Reinhard Gehlen (1902-1979), Adolf Hitler's Eastern
Intelligence Chief during World War II.
This admission comes over fifty-five years after Gehlen first surrendered to
an American Counter Intelligence-Corps Team (May 28th, 1945). Just months
prior, in March, Gehlen and his henchmen transferred all of their documents
onto microfilm, and buried the cache in metal drums in the Austrian Alps.
Gehlen demanded an audience with American officials, and got it, arriving at
Washington National Airport (August 24th, 1945).
Gehlen quickly came to an agreement with his erstwhile captors: All his
agents, documents, and his prodigious connections would be at the service of
the Americans. In exchange, Gehlen would not be prosecuted for war crimes.
Gehlen capitalized upon Western Industrialists' fears of Communism and the
Soviet threat, deluding the Western powers, supposedly, into believing that
the Soviets were massing to attack, greatly outnumbering the US and British
forces after the crumbling fall of the Third Reich.
Setting up shop back in Central Germany in the Spessert Mountains, and
supported by the newly formed CIA, the Gehlen Org began shunting anti-Soviet
intelligence back to US spooks, until becoming incorporated openly into the
Bonn Government as the official intelligence organization
(Bundesnachrichtendiest) when West Germany gained its sovereignty in 1955.
This friendship and cooperation between US and Nazi officials has been well
documented by numerous respected authors, notably Alexander Cockburn's
Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press (New York: Verso Press, 1998) and
Christopher Simpson's Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its
Effects on the Cold War (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1988).
Through the author and researcher Carl Oglesby's efforts, whilst seeking
information from classified US Intelligence material, the CIA was forced to
finally admit in print that this connection was true. Citing the Nazi War
Crimes Disclosure Act (1998), the CIA filed a brief in Oglesby's current FOIA
appeal in US District Court, ironically citing a commitment to "conform to
the spirit of the disclosure Act" according to a release of the US National
The military is taking part in drug raids, police can charge one's property
with a crime in forfeiture proceedings, and the US supports modern-day
narco-terrorist scumbag Indian hunters, such as Colombia's Carlos Castano.
Some researchers trace the hypocritical roots of the War Against Some Drugs,
specifically Marijuana Prohibition, right to the door of US and Nazi spooks
As R. William Davis wrote in Shadow of the Swastika (July, 1996): "Marijuana
Prohibition was created in 1937 not to protect society 'from the evils of
marijuana,' as the Federal Government claimed, but as an act of deliberate
economic and industrial espionage against the re-emerging Industrial Hemp
Davis details what he calls a "US/Nazi corporate conspiracy to bring a
fascist state to America, and eliminate competition in the industrial raw
materials market to force world-wide dependence on oil-based
With a foundation built upon the Gehlen Org and other fascist criminals, the
CIA never went astray. It began its existence already rotten to the core.
Research by Preston Peet