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It’s a good thing we didn’t lose World War II. If we had, all our public officials would be named Shultz, Weinberger and Kissinger, and everybody would be driving German and Japanese cars.”—Popular joke that made the rounds in the early 1980’s.
Posing as a sympathizer and activist on behalf of the Nazi cause, Carlson gained access to the inner sanctum of the traitors—great and small—who sought to replace the Stars and Stripes with the Swastika. In Under Cover, the author chronicles the operations and ideological tenets of a large (and frequently overlapping) group of organizations that operated on behalf of the Third Reich (and also Imperial Japan). As Carlson illustrates in the book, the “small fry” domestic fascists are often cats’ paws for larger, more prominent political and economic figures. Many of the organizations were actually directed and financed by the Deutsches Ausland Institut—the foreign section of the Nazi party of Germany.
Controlling German big business and, through investments, much of the rest of the world’s economy, the organization was the repository for the stolen wealth of Europe, estimated by British intelligence to have totaled more than $180 billion by the end of 1943 (not including the money taken from Greece and the former Soviet Union, nor that taken after 1943.
With its economic, political and espionage capabilities, the Bormann group embodies the triumph of the forces of National Socialism in the postwar period. Whereas the United States was the dominant element within the international cartel system prior to, and during, World War II, the Bormann group is the primary entity in the postwar global corporate economy.
The Third Reich’s elaborate plans for postwar underground survival and continuity were predicated on the certainty that the multinational corporate community would preserve the Nazi infrastructure as a bulwark against communism during the (then) imminent Cold War.
John Stewart Martin said: “The eco[geo]political masters of Germany boosted Hitler and his program into the driver’s seat at a time when the tide in the political fight between the Nazis and the supporters of the Weimar Republic was swinging against the Nazis. All of the men who mattered in banking and industrial circles could quickly agree on one program and throw their financial weight behind it.”
John Stewart Martin said: “If the United States should run into serious economic difficulties, however, most of the conditions for a re-enactment of the German drama would already exist on the American stage. The slight differences within the camp of the fraternity then may be the only real barrier to the kind of integration of the financial and industrial community behind a single repressive program, like that which the financiers and industrialists of Germany executed through Hitler.”
With alarm, Carlson wrote that, if the situation were not corrected, the Third Reich alumni in the “Holy Land” would precipitate a catastrophe of epic proportions. In the post-911 era, his words are haunting.
“Corresponding to the company unit, say in infantry, saboteur-spies work in groupings which the French have named after the word for nest, nid. The average nid consists—again to use other terms the French have developed—of about one hundred moutons, eighty dupeurs, and twenty baladeurs, all working under an agent fixe. Moutons specialize in industrial sabotage. Dupeurs confine themselves to military and semimilitary information and work. Baladeurs, or ‘strollers,’ are freelancers, who go wherever their superior equipment prompts them to go. Unknown to any of the nid are trafiquants, spies sent from Berlin to watch their own spies, to see that there is efficiency and no graft or double agent trafficking with the enemy.”
“The Germans count upon political power following economic power, and not vice versa. Territorial changes do not concern them, because there will be no ‘France’ or ‘England,’ except as language groups. Little immediate concern is felt regarding political organizations . . . . No nation will have the control of its own financial or economic system or of its customs.
Originally posted by counterterrorist
Martin Bormann, Nazi in Exile by Paul Manning
To Allen W. Dulles, for his encouragement and assurance that I was "on the right track, and should keep going," after reading my German research notes in preparation for this book, during the afternoons we talked in his house on Q Street in Washington, D.C.
Many of the activities and even verbatim quotes that are attributed to Martin Bormann are in fact those of Heinrich Himmler, or are on record as being so. Particularly those regarding the Maison Rouge meeting in Strasbourg, everything else correlates, but where it says Bormann it was in fact Himmler.
The seminal work on the Bormann Organization was done by the late Paul Manning, who published a book which sourced captured Third Reich documents, the files of the OSS (America’s World War II civilian intelligence agency and predecessor of the CIA), FBI files and British Intelligence sources. Most importantly, Manning accesses Treasury Department files from “Operation Safehaven” (the code-name for the US intelligence operation designed to interdict the Bormann flight capital program). Supplementing the documentation was the field research that Paul Manning conducted using the journalistic contacts developed as a war correspondent.
Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile (Hardcover, Lyle Stuart 1981.) Anticipating the defeat of the Third Reich, Reichsleiter Martin Bormann set up 750 corporations in neutral countries, primed as vehicles to receive the liquid wealth of Germany. This capital flight was effectively realized. An organizational genius and the real power behind Hitler, Bormann successfully fled Europe for South America and administered a "Reich in Exile" in the years since the war. With the SS as an enforcement arm, former Gestapo chief General Heinrich Mueller as security director, the 750 corporations as a base of economic power and the willing silence and cooperation of the Western Allies, Bormann guided his Organization to a position of consummate power.
Program highlights include: interest in the rites to Manning's book as a possible motion picture or theatrical production; CBS news' partial sponsorship of Manning's research on the Bormann story; the role of the Bormann Organization in the so-called "Economic Miracle;" the post-war recovery of the West German economy; acknowledgement by Simon Weisenthal's top investigator that General Heinrich Mueller commanded the best intelligence organization in the world from his position as director of security for the Organization; Heinrich Mueller's role in setting up Mohammer Khadafy's secret service; Mueller's skillful discreditation of author Ladislas Farago (author of Aftermath); Manning's devastating rebuttal of criticism directed at his book by an L.A. Times reviewer and his unsuccessful attempts to obtain an interview with Bormann himself, despite sustained communication with both Mueller and Bormann.
Mr. Emory believes that the Bormann Organization will prove to be the decisive element in human affairs world wide. In the interview, Peter Manning echoes Mr. Emory’s analysis of the political and historical importance of the Bormann Organization. Peter endorses Emory’s stated view that the Third Reich is as real in the late 1990’s as it was during World War II, that it will prove triumphant (barring decisive intervention) and that whenever one sees a major German corporation, one sees the Third Reich. Of particular interest is Peter’s moving account of the troubles his father and the family experienced as a result of his father’s work on the book. In addition to surveillance and harassment, the family experienced economic hardship as a result of the deliberate eclipsing of the book by elements hostile to its message. Jerry Manning, Peter’s brother, was murdered and Paul Manning believed the killing was in retaliation for the publishing of the book. The head of Lyle Stuart had his legs broken the week the book was released and Paul believed that also was punitive action by the Bormann group.
Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Ernst Kalterbrunner met around a conference table. Ernst Kalterbrunner was Chief of Sicherheitdienst Security Service Special Operations Division of SS. Hitler, Himmler, and Kalterbrunner discussed options ...agreed poison gas should be used ... the fastest and best way to kill large numbers of people.
Reinhard continued his story. “Dec. 1943, I reached the same conclusion as Bormann, Schacht, Skorzeny, and Himmler. Germany was losing the war. There was nothing we could do to stop it. We discussed coming defeat. I told close friends, I considered the war was lost. We began thinking of the future, to think ahead, plan for the coming catastrophe. There would be a place for Germany ...in a Europe re-arming for defense, against Communism.
After Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was purged, SS absorbed his Abwehr intelligence service. I became Nazi Germany’s top intelligence officer.
June 1943, Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler, and Major General of SS Police Katzmann, issued orders to dig up and burn corpses of civilians and war prisoners tortured to death or machine-gunned near Lvov.
Leaders of the postwar underground Nazi Officers Corps were officers, and non-commissioned officers of SS regiments, picked to be the inner guard of German Military Supreme Command. Since June 1934, with the purge in the Nazi Party of those officers loyal to Roehm, ordinary Nazi Party members were excluded from joining SS. SS was only for fanatical Nazi Party members. Chief of Schutzstaffel Protective Echelon and Plenipotentiary General of Third Reich Heinrich Himmler reorganized SS into a Nazi military elite. The uniform of the SS was re-cut, to look like Kaiser cavalry elite guard, the Death’s Head Hussars. Senior SS officers were recruited from General Staff ruling families ...so, German industrialists, financiers, military men and Junkers ...became SS officers.
Allen became a director of J. Henry Schroder Co. Allen would become Wartime Chief of Office of Strategic Services intelligence operations, in Bern Switzerland … Nazi Baron Kurt von Schroder acted as the conduit for IT&T money funneled to Heinrich Himmler’s SS organization in 1944, while World War II was in progress, and United States was at war with Germany.
Jan. 24 1943, in Casablanca Roosevelt and Churchill demand Germany surrender and Europe be de-Nazified. General Staff ruling families split in two factions …one led by Heinrich Himmler …the other, by Martin Bormann.
Heinrich Himmler was Chief of Schutzstaffel SS, the core of the Nazi party ...the ‘Black Shirts’, that became Hitler’s bodyguard in the late 1920’s. Schutzstaffel SS was the most powerful Nazi political institution. Himmler was loyal to Hitler.
July 20 1944, a military coup on Hitler’s life failed. Hitler was wounded, but not killed. In retaliation, SS Leader Heinrich Himmler seized control, arrested seven thousand troops, executing 5,000. Himmler and his SS became the remaining organ of the Nazi Party.
Brigadier General Legge sent a letter to Allen Dulles. ‘Gaevernitz has rendered most valuable service, by gaining contact with prominent German industrialists and business men who visited Switzerland. German Counsel at Geneva is Dr. Wolfgang Krauel. Dr. Krauel has a list of former Canaris men in Switzerland ...including Hans-Bernd Gisevius, Max von Engelbrechten, and Graf Auersperg von der Muhle. Canaris sent these men to Switzerland to make contact with the Americans. Canaris ordered them to report to Gero von Gaevernitz. Canaris is worried about the fall of the Reich. He wants them to work together on the Christian West Plan to unite the U.S. and Nazi Germany together against Soviet Russia.
Dulles met often with Hans in Hans’ drawing room at 23 Herrengasse. Dulles represented himself ...as President Roosevelt’s personal representative. Hans agreed, he’d keep Dulles informed on plots against Hitler’s life. Dulles said, the U.S. and Germany would benefit when he briefed Washington on Canaris’ version of the Christian West concept Hans had already explained to Dulles. Gisevius said, he'd let security expert Rudolph Diels know, that Rudolph would fill-in Hjalmar Schacht. Schacht will fill in Admiral Canaris.
Early 1943, Dulles and Hohenlohe spoke frequently. In addition to representing Schroder’s American banking interests, Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles represented Insgilde Bank of Stockholm, owned by the Wallenbergs.
In Bern, Allen Dulles did legal work for J. Henry Schroder bank …was close to Thomas McKittrick, one of his clients. McKittrick was President of Bank of International Settlements in Switzerland ...founded by Nazi interests, under the guidance of Hjalmar Schacht who co-founded BIS to dissolve war reparations Germany owed from World War I. Now, at the close of World War II, BIS was a clearinghouse to launder Third Reich booty into legitimate front businesses around the world.
One of its authors, John Loftus, was a former prosecutor with the U.S. Justice Department's Nazi-hunting unit, and was granted access to classified CIA and NATO archives. He probably developed the big picture, his central thesis, from his prodecutorial days, and went about filling it in and updating it by interviewing a bevy of old spooks, retired spies from the CIA, MI6, KGB, Mossad, and the French and German intelligence agencies, among others. Small, independently-verifiable, portions of this larger story have already appeared on CBS News's 60 Minutes and ABC's Prime Time, but this is the first place of which I am aware where a consistent narrative carries through from the discovery of Middle Eastern oil deposits and the rise of Nazism in the 1920s and 1930s to the Intifada and the Persian Gulf War in the 1980s and 1990s. If a mere ten per cent of what this book alleges is true, Twentieth Century history as written by the victors is a shameful distortion, and my hunch is that a lot more than ten per cent of this book is accurate.
Originally posted by counterterrorist
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