posted on Oct, 14 2003 @ 10:48 PM
Originally posted by m0rbid
Originally posted by dragonrider
You do understand that the CIA was founded by a large number of former SS personnel brought into the country after WWII under the auspices of Project
Man. If I could read mind, you'd be my first victim DR
You little walking conspiracy-encyclopedia. Once again, I learned somehting new reading your post. You should write a book one day. NOw I'll have to
do a bit of research about project paperclip.
On the link I gave there is a brief summary of Operation Paperclip. Here it is for your edification. This should give plenty of keywords for
searching documents about the operation.
Operation PAPERCLIP Ė While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling them
into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitlerís master spy who had built up an
intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates the "Gehlen Organization," a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate
their networks in Russia. These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the
"Butcher of Lyon"), Otto von Bolschwing (the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (a personal friend of
Hitlerís). The Gehlen Organization supplies the U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years, serving as a bridge
between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the CIA. However, much of the "intelligence" the former Nazis provide is bogus. Gehlen
inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to the
Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a preemptive
strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious "missile gap." To make matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization
with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was supposed to protect.