Operation Paperclip Casefile
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 1997
Dossier: Documented Evidence
Case File: 5X067
Compiled by Agent Orange
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 postwar 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 War"
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 Naziism 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. Samauel 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 intrests 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 immediatly. Gehlen was a master spy
for the Nazis and had infilitrated 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 mad research. (MK-ULTRA / ARTICHOKE,
OPERATION MIDNIGHT CLIMAX)
Military Intelligence "cleansed"
the files of Nazi refrences. 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 labor, and had comitted
other war crimes.
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 comitted 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 bedeviled their own President; at Potsdam
he denied their activities and undoubtedly enhanced Russian suspicion
and distrust," quite possibly fueling 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 rcoket 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
Here are a few of the 700 suspicious characters
who were allowed to immigrate through Project Paperclip.
ARTHUR RUDOLPH; 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 and 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 devasted 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 missles 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.
KURT BLOME; 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 amoung 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 inamtes, 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 experiments.
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 US.
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. May 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
maneuvered to make sure they were captured by advancing American
troops rather than Russians, who would have executed them immediatly.
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 a remote mountain meadow 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
jockeyeing 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 promisd
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 southeastern Europe, and
the Gestapo chiefs of Paris and Kiel, Germany.
With the encourgement 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 phony 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, and elsewhere.
KLAUS BARBIE; Known as the Nazi butcher
of Lyons, France during World War 2, Barbie was part of the SS
which was responsible for the and death of thousands of French
people under the Germany occupation.
HEINRICH RUPP; 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 reelection
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.
LICIO GELLI; 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 assasination 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 in the Falkland Island attack to kill british soldiers.
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 infilitrated 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 stamped out.
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 honor 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 Muammar el-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, labor 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
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 Nazi doctors.
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
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
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
In 1798, he published a book called "Proofs
Of A Conspiracy," which states:
"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 establishemnts in the world. The CIA has overthrown
and set up dictators under their control all over the world. The
CIA and the Vatican have fullfilled the purpose of the Illuminati.
The CIA and the Vatican _are_ the Illuminati.
Dossier compiled by Agent Orange
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