The depths of moral depravity into which the U.S. national-security establishment has plunged our nation were disclosed in the New York Times this week. In an excerpt from a book that was released yesterday titled “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men,” author Eric Lichtblau revealed that the FBI and the CIA hired at least 1,000 Nazis in the decades following World War II — and, not surprisingly, kept it secret from the American people.
In 1980, the FBI protected its Nazi partners by refusing to cooperate in the investigation of Nazis living in the United States. Even worse, in 1994 the CIA pressured prosecutors into dropping charges against a Nazi officer who was accused of murdering 60,000 Jews in Lithuania.
The rationale for partnering with Nazis? U.S. officials claimed that partnering with Nazis was necessary to wage a “cold war” against the Soviet communists.
Let’s put things into context.
First we are told that it was necessary for the United States to enter into World War II to wage war against the Nazi regime. We are also told that it was necessary for the U.S. government to partner with the Soviet communists in the war against Nazism.
Then, as the war ends, we learn that the U.S. government now has to go to war against its former partner, the Soviet communists. And now we learn that it was supposedly necessary to partner with and protect Nazis in this new “cold war” against the U.S. government’s former partner, the Soviet communists.
Why was it necessary to wage a cold war against the Soviet communists (after partnering with them)? Because, U.S. officials maintained, the Soviet communists were refusing to relinquish control over Eastern Europe in order to prevent another invasion of the Soviet Union by Germany.
How did the Soviet Union gain control over Eastern Europe? That’s because of President Franklin Roosevelt. At the Tehran Conference in 1943 and later at the Yalta Conference in 1945, FDR agreed to give the Soviet communists (the U.S. government’s WWII partner) control of Eastern Europe.
Why didn’t U.S. officials instead consider a negotiated peace with the Nazi regime before Soviet troops had reached Eastern Europe, one that would oust the Nazis from power and keep Eastern Europe free of communist control?
Because, they said, the Nazis were so evil that they didn’t even want to talk to them. They also didn’t want to double-cross their communist partners by entering into a separate peace with Germany.
And now we learn that the U.S. government was actively recruiting at least 1,000 Nazis to work for the U.S. government, some of them top-level officials who had actively participated in the Holocaust, and then concealed and protected them from discovery and prosecution.
This revelation might provide some new insights into MKULTRA, the top-secret operation of the U.S. national-security establishment to conduct medical experiments on unsuspecting Americans in the 1950s and 1960s in the name of fighting the “cold war.” Is it possible that some of those Nazis provided valuable consultative services in those medical experiments? After all, who were better experts at non-consensual medical experiments on human beings than Nazis?
Of course, we will never know for sure one way or the other. That’s because the CIA ordered the destruction of all records relating to MKULTRA immediately after Congress discovered its existence.
In fact, I can’t help but wonder whether some of those Nazis might have been used in the infamous Tuskegee experiment, where the U.S. government conducted syphilis experiments on African American men from 1932-1972. Again, who better to assist with those experiments than Nazi officials, especially given that they shared the same racial prejudices as U.S. officials?
This is the dark road that the CIA and the military-industrial complex have led our nation down — the road to evil and moral debauchery. It was never necessary to partner with communists, and it was never necessary to partner with Nazis. God doesn’t place people or nations into positions of having to partner with evil, ever.
For those who would like to think that this sort of thing is something in the distant past, think again. Consider this article from yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, which details how the U.S. government is today partnering with the communist regime in Vietnam to provide it with U.S. weaponry.
Yes, you read that right: After sending more than 58,000 American men to the deaths in the Vietnam War supposedly to save the United States from the evils of communism, apparently communism isn’t so bad anymore because here the U.S. national-security establishment is back at it again — partnering with communists.
In his Farewell Address in 1961, President Eisenhower warned us about the dangers of the military-industrial complex to our way of life. Then, 30 days after the John Kennedy assassination, former President Truman pointed out in a Washington Post op-ed that the CIA had become a sinister organization, one that had gone far beyond its original intended mandate of simply acquiring information.
I can’t help but wonder whether Eisenhower and Truman knew about the national-security state’s secret partnership with more than 1,000 Nazis when they said those things about the national-security state apparatus that was grafted onto the federal government after World War II and without even the semblance of a constitutional amendment.
I also can’t help but wonder when Americans are finally going to say “Enough is enough!” and demand a restoration of a constitutional republic to our land by dismantling the national-security apparatus that Eisenhower and Truman warned us about—the apparatus that sees nothing wrong with having the U.S. government partner with communists and Nazis.
Jacob G. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation.
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