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WASHINGTON — The CIA kept quiet about the whereabouts of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in the 1950s for fear he might expose undercover anti-communist efforts in West Germany, U.S. documents released Tuesday show.
The 27,000 pages released by the National Archives are among the largest post-Second World War declassifications by the CIA. They offer a window into the shadowy world of U.S. intelligence -- and the efforts to use Nazi war criminals as spies, sometimes to detrimental effect.
The war criminals "peddled hearsay and gossip, whether to escape retribution for past crimes, or for mercenary gain, or for political agendas not necessarily compatible with American national interests,'' Robert Wolfe, an expert on German history and former archivist at the National Archives, said at a news briefing announcing the document release.
In a March 19, 1958, memo to the CIA, West German intelligence officials wrote they knew where Eichmann was hiding. Eichmann played a key role in transporting Jews to death camps during the Second World War.
"He is reported to have lived in Argentina under the alias `Clemens' since 1952,'' authorities wrote.
But neither side acted on that information because they worried what he might say about Hans Globke, a highly placed former Nazi and a chief adviser in West Germany helping the United States co-ordinate anti-communist initiatives in that country.
Two years later, when Israeli authorities captured Eichmann, the CIA put pressure on journalists to delete references to Globke.
"Entire material has been read. One obscure mention of Globke which Life omitting at our request,'' CIA Director Allen Dulles wrote in a Sept. 20, 1960, internal memorandum, after Life magazine purchased Eichmann's memoir.
Among the other findings:

  • Former Nazi officers such as Heinz Felfe, who served in the "Gehlen organization'' -- the West German intelligence service which in its early years was sponsored by the U.S. army and then the CIA -- were typically hired by the Soviet Union to be double agents.
  • The CIA routinely misled U.S. immigration officials in the mid-1970s about the role of CIA agent Tscherim Soobzokov and his connection to Nazi war crimes.
The documents were among the latest released under a 1999 law -- resisted by the CIA -- that called for disclosure of government records related to war crimes committed by the Nazi and Japanese governments.
"CIA has been struggling with the nettlesome problem of how to balance the public's interest in the historical record of CIA's connections to Nazis and an intelligence agency's need...to protect the identities of sources,'' said Stanley Moskowitz, a former CIA official who is now a consultant to the agency.
"The passage of time has shifted the balance,'' he said.
Material relating to Japanese war crimes are scheduled to be released later this summer.


source: ctv.ca




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seneca Post time: 2012-3-10 21:33
Well, Eichmann was caught and taken to Israel, put through a trial and finally hanged.

So what are ...

Seneca,

China had been fighting with Nazi Japanese who ganged up with Nazi SS Germans to win the world peace

China helped numerous Jews, who are your compatriots, to escape from Nazi's hunting.

What I am saying is the US is a terriorist state which protects Nazi Germans.

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Seneca,

Tagging people, which doesn't lend weight to your arguments, in stark contrast,  it proves you are not qualified to process any serious debates.  

- Though you try to deny Japan was not a NAZI country, you virtually admitted my opinion- Japan was integral part of Nazi world during WW2.

Japan was an ally of Nazi Germany. That doesn't make the Japanese "Nazis", though the dividing line is paper-thin. - Seneca

-  China not only accepted numerous Jew settlers, but rescued  a lot of their lives.

For example,

Feng-Shan Ho was a Chinese diplomat who saved approximately 2,000 Jews during the early years of World War II. Ho was consul-general of the Chinese embassy in Vienna during the Austrian annexation. After the “Kristallnacht” in 1938, the situation for the almost 200,000 Austrian Jews got rapidly more difficult, but in order to leave the country they had to provide proof of emigration, usually a visa from a foreign nation or a valid boat ticket. This, however, was difficult and the Evian Conference, in 1938, where 32 countries had failed to take a stand against Nazi Germany, made this even more complicated.  Ho, for humanitarian reasons, started to issue visas to Shanghai. He continued to issue these visas until he was ordered to return to China in May 1940. After the war, Ho settled in San Francisco where he died in 1997. He was made ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ in 2001 for his efforts to save thousands of Austrian Jew

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CIA covered up Nazi war crimes, documents show; the truth eventually comes out.
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Revealed: How the CIA protected Nazi murderers

Declassified CIA files have revealed that US intelligence officials went to great lengths to protect a Ukrainian fascist leader and suspected Nazi collaborator from prosecution after the Second World War and used him to stir up trouble inside the Soviet Union from an office in New York.

Mykola Lebed led an underground movement to undermine the Kremlin and wage guerrilla operations for the CIA during the Cold War, said a report prepared by two scholars under the supervision of the US National Archives. During the Second World War, Lebed helped to lead a Ukrainian nationalist organization that collaborated with the Nazis in the murder of the Jews of the western Ukraine and also killed thousands of Poles. The report details post-war efforts by US intelligence officials to throw the federal government's Nazi hunters off his trail and to ignore or obscure his past.

The report, titled Hitler's Shadow: Nazi War Criminals, US Intelligence, and the Cold War, draws from an unprecedented trove of records that the CIA was persuaded to declassify, and from more than a million digitised army intelligence files that had long been inaccessible. Among other things, the authors say, the files also show that US intelligence officials used and protected ex-Nazis during the Cold War to a greater extent than previously known.

Elizabeth Holtzman, a former Democratic congresswoman from New York who fought for the disclosure of Nazi files, welcomed the release. "This is a difficult, and in some respects shameful, chapter in American history," she said. "It was not known to the public, and I think it's a mark of governmental courage and of national courage to take this era and these documents and say, 'We want to learn the truth about what our government did', and to do it in a way that was professional and serious."

In 1949 the US government brought Lebed to New York, where he was safe from assassination. Through his CIA-funded organisation, Prolog, he gathered intelligence on the Soviets into at least the late 1960s. In 1991, he was still considered a valuable asset to the agency, the report said. Lebed was eventually identified by federal investigators as a possible war criminal but was never prosecuted. He died in 1998.

One of the report's chapters deals with how the Americans used Gestapo officers, including Rudolf Mildner, after the war. Mildner oversaw security in Denmark in 1943 when most of the country's 8,000 Jews were ordered to be arrested and deported to Auschwitz – though they were rescued after Danish resistance leaders were tipped off. The US army detained Mildner and saved him from war crimes investigators because his knowledge of Communist subversion was considered useful.

Nazi hunters and lawmakers have long raised questions about the US government's involvement with war criminals during the Cold War. Between 1945 and 1955 alone, more than 500 scientists and other specialists with Nazi ties were brought to the US, and went on to play major roles in such fields as missile development and the space programme.


SOURCE: INDEPENDENT UK


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seneca Post time: 2012-3-11 12:44
You have lost your points before the tip of your pen even touched paper, my Lil' Un!

I was NOT "tag ...

You are lying. How am I stalking you?

This is my thread. Get out of my thread along with your nonsense of racial remarks
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seneca Post time: 2012-3-11 12:56
If you want to discuss the topic you chose, don't jump to unsustainable conclusions (such as Japan w ...

As you admit there are not difference between Nazi German and Nazi Japan

Japan was a Nazi state
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