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FTR #731 Interview with John Loftus about “America’s Nazi Secret”

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Intro­duc­tion: For decades, we’ve accessed the research of the hero­ic John Lof­tus [4], author of (among oth­er titles) Amer­i­ca’s Nazi Secret [5].

In this updat­ed, sup­ple­ment­ed ver­sion of his 1982 vol­ume The Belarus Secret, John includes mate­r­i­al that had been cen­sored from the orig­i­nal book. Much of John’s work high­lights malfea­sance on a vast scale, cen­tered in the Unit­ed States on Jus­tice and State Depart­ment ele­ments.

Those ele­ments, in turn, were exe­cut­ing the polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic will of the Rob­ber Barons–monopolistic indus­tri­al­ists and financiers whose col­lec­tive efforts man­i­fest ted as the Gild­ed Age in the late nine­teenth and ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­turies.

Curbed by the Theodore Roo­sevelt’s Anti-Trust Act, the “Male­fac­tors of Great Wealth” (as TR called them) secured the pass­ing of the Webb-Pomerene act, a loop­hole that pre­cip­i­tat­ed much of the dis­as­trous his­to­ry of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry.

Decry­ing what they viewed as exces­sive and restric­tive “reg­u­la­tion” here in the Unit­ed States, U.S.-based transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions invest­ed their prof­its from the indus­tri­al boom of the 1920’s abroad, pri­mar­i­ly in Japan and Ger­many. This process might well be viewed as the real begin­ning of what is now known as “glob­al­iza­tion.” [FTR#’s 99 [6], 361 [7], 426 [8], 511 [9] and 532 [10] present an overview of the rein­vest­ment of the wealth gen­er­at­ed by the Amer­i­can indus­tri­al boom of the 1920’s in Ger­man and Japan­ese strate­gic heavy indus­try. It was this cap­i­tal that drove the engines of con­quest that sub­dued both Europe and Asia dur­ing the con­flict.]

Seek­ing to dom­i­nate the glob­al econ­o­my, the “Male­fac­tors” sought to fuse the total­i­tar­i­an states of Nazi Ger­many, the U.S.S.R. and Sau­di Ara­bia, dom­i­nat­ing the fos­sil fuels indus­try and cre­at­ing indis­sol­u­ble indus­tri­al car­tels.

Far from being brought to jus­tice for their active trea­son against the Unit­ed States, the Rob­ber Barons and their enablers suc­cess­ful­ly hid their wrong­do­ing.

John points out that, at the end of World War II, (Sul­li­van and Cromwell [11] part­ner and OSS offi­cer) Allen Dulles [12] cre­at­ed a mech­a­nism for cov­er­ing up the pro­found involve­ment of many dom­i­nant ele­ments of the U.S. pow­er elite with the Axis, Nazi Ger­many in par­tic­u­lar.

That mech­a­nism was an intel­li­gence net­work com­posed of much of the cream of the Nazi nation­al secu­ri­ty estab­lish­ment, to be put to work for the Unit­ed States–ostensibly at least. When Dewey lost the 1948 elec­tion, that cre­at­ed a prob­lem. From that point for­ward, there have been, in effect, two CIA’s–one for the Democ­rats and one for the Repub­li­cans.

The Repub­li­can CIA incor­po­rat­ed the Nazi and fas­cist ele­ments with whom Dulles (and mem­bers of the Bush fam­i­ly) col­lab­o­rat­ed dur­ing the Sec­ond World War. This ele­ment of the CIA does the bid­ding of the transna­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions, often fol­low­ing an agen­da that is not in the best inter­ests of the Unit­ed States.

Much of the pro­gram high­lights con­tin­ued attempts at sup­press­ing this infor­ma­tion. While work­ing for the Jus­tice Depart­ment, John was threat­ened with impris­on­ment and dis­bar­ment for his inves­ti­ga­tion of Amer­i­ca’s Nazi Secret. A doc­u­men­tary film mak­er with whom Lof­tus has worked had her finan­cial records con­fis­cat­ed with­out expla­na­tion. (A Cana­di­an doc­u­men­tary about Nazis involved with con­tem­po­rary Slo­va­kian affairs was sup­pressed due to threats of lit­i­ga­tion by Slo­va­kian nation­al­ist, bil­lion­aire and ura­ni­um mag­nate Steve Roman, a busi­ness part­ner of Richard Nixon.)

Pro­gram High­lights Include: The use of what was to become Auschwitz to use Sile­sian coal, Ger­man patent tech­nol­o­gy and slave labor and Sovi­et rail links to pro­duce avi­a­tion fuel; the Nazis’ use of Amer­i­can cor­po­rate exec­u­tives in Ger­many dur­ing the war; Frank Wis­ner’s secret gov­ern­ment-with­in‑a government–the OPC; the gen­e­sis of the Green Berets–growing out of Frank Wis­ner’s OPC; the role of Allen Dulles in the found­ing of Sau­di Ara­bia [13]; the his­to­ry of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood; the links between the U.S. indus­tri­al and finan­cial elite and those of the Axis pow­ers of World War II; the Bush fam­i­ly’s pro­found links to Nazi finance and indus­try; the Vat­i­can’s piv­otal involve­ment with the Axis pow­ers and post­war inter­na­tion­al fas­cism; John’s use of a phone-card sting to help uncov­er the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood oper­a­tions in the U.S.; John’s law­suit against Sami al-Ari­an, that led to the Oper­a­tion Green Quest raids of 3/20/2002; the Cru­sade for Free­dom and the gen­e­sis of the Nazi/GOP con­nec­tion; Hen­ry Kissinger’s role in forg­ing the post­war Nazi “free­dom fight­er” net­works run by Frank Wis­ner and the OPC.

1. The gen­e­sis of the events and process­es ana­lyzed by John Lof­tus in his book could be said to orig­i­nate with the Webb-Pomerene act of 1918.

. . . . Ted­dy Roo­sevelt, arguably the most hon­est of the Repub­li­can Pres­i­dents, was the only one in the GOP who tried to bring the Rob­ber Barons to their knees. He per­suad­ed Con­gress to pass extreme­ly strict anti-trust, anti-car­tel, and anti-monop­oly leg­is­la­tion. In 1918, the Rob­ber Barons fought back, and some­how con­vinced Con­gress to pass the Webb-Pomerene Act. This lit­tle-known loop­hole per­mit­ted the cre­ation of Amer­i­can trusts, monop­o­lies, etc., as long as it was done over­seas. Because of this loop­hole law, invest­ment cap­i­tal left Amer­i­ca in a great flood, one of the con­tribut­ing caus­es of the crash of 1929 and the Great Depres­sion. . . .

Amer­i­ca’s Nazi Secret by John Lof­tus; Trine Day [SC]; 2010936158; p. 13 [5]

2. The Jus­tice Depart­ment played a role in the actu­al draft­ing of Webb-Pomerene.

. . . . It was the Jus­tice Depart­ment itself which helped draft the Webb-Pomerene Act of 1918 to carve loop­holes in Ted­dy Roo­sevelt’s “trust bust­ing” leg­is­la­tion. This enabled the Rob­ber Barons to estab­lish trusts, car­tels and monop­o­lies over­seas, drain­ing Amer­i­ca of invest­ment cap­i­tal, and helped to bring about the crash of 1929. . . .

Ibid.; p. 51. [5]

3. Over the years, For The Record has fea­tured much dis­cus­sion of the U.S./Nazi indus­tri­al connection–much of it in past dis­cus­sion with John and/or use of his inves­tiga­tive mas­ter­pieces.

Exem­pli­fy­ing the depth of this con­nec­tion is Third Reich’s employ­ment of U.S. cor­po­rate exec­u­tives in Ger­many dur­ing the war, aid­ing the Nazi war effort! Briefly interned after the war, they were ulti­mate­ly set free.

. . . Dur­ing the Nurem­berg tri­als, one of the pros­e­cut­ing attor­neys, the same Wal­ter J. Rock­ler who lat­er became my boss at OSI, dis­cov­ered a Ger­man doc­u­ment list­ing the thir­teen Amer­i­can banks that had secret­ly worked for the Third Reich dur­ing WWII. After his inves­tiga­tive unit was shut down, Rock­ler kept the Nazi bank list to pre­vent it from being shred­ded. . . .

Ibid.; p. 9. [5]

4. More on these “res­i­dent collaborators”–who were briefly interned.

. . . The Ger­man bankers that Rock­ler was try­ing to pros­e­cute at Nurem­berg had hired Amer­i­can and British cor­po­rate executives—who had then become the secret res­i­dents of Camp Ashcan/Dustbin. It was the Spe­cial Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al Vic­tor Swearin­gen who had kept all the Amer­i­can and British mon­ey­men hid­den from the nosey Nurem­berg pros­e­cu­tors.

Polit­i­cal smear tac­tics forced Rock­ler out before I could tell him why all Nazi finan­cial crimes inves­ti­ga­tions kept get­ting closed down. He was get­ting much too close to the truth. The mon­ey that fund­ed the banks and cor­po­ra­tions of the Third Reich came from Wall Street and “the City,” Lon­don, England’s finan­cial dis­trict and Wall Street equiv­a­lent. Pres­i­dent Roo­sevelt knew about it, and so did his Sec­re­tary of the Trea­sury, Hen­ry Mor­gen­thau. . . .

Ibid.; pp. 11–12. [5]

5. Some of the cor­po­rate crim­i­nals who were [tem­porar­i­ly] interned at Ashcan/Dustbin were quite con­fi­dent of their acquit­tal, due to the influ­ence of their cor­po­rate asso­ciates.

. . . He was the Jus­tice Depart­ment lawyer who let free all of the Amer­i­can cor­po­rate exec­u­tives who had stayed in Ger­many to help their Nazi clients. These busi­ness­men had lit­er­al­ly giv­en aid and com­fort to the ene­my dur­ing the war. All the striped suit trai­tors were held in a joint prison camp code named Ashcan/Dustbin.

The prison camp was under British author­i­ty, but the guards were all Amer­i­cans. One of the guards told me years lat­er that one of the pompous pris­on­ers boast­ed that his friends at the Chase Man­hat­tan Bank would take care of him. “Are you sure they would even want to hear your name?” the guard asked, con­fi­dent that no Amer­i­can busi­ness would ever help some­one accused of trea­son.

The pris­on­er was right. The guard was wrong. The Spe­cial Assis­tant Attor­ney Gen­er­al of the Unit­ed States closed all of the trea­son cas­es in Occu­pied Ger­many. Not a sin­gle cor­po­rate offi­cer ever went to jail for doing busi­ness with the Nazis, either in Amer­i­ca or the Unit­ed King­dom. The Jus­tice Depart­ment cov­ered it all up. More than a hun­dred Amer­i­can trai­tors were returned home after many prof­itable years of serv­ing Hitler. The Army’s orig­i­nal inves­tiga­tive files, code­named ASHCAN and DUSTBIN are still off lim­its to “pro­tect the pri­va­cy” of the Amer­i­can cit­i­zens involved. . .

Ibid.; pp. 4–5. [5]

6. Hen­ry Kissinger’s polit­i­cal gen­e­sis is to be found at the nexus of the U.S./Nazi post­war col­lu­sion.

. . .Kissinger was recruit­ed as a pro­fes­sion­al spy for Dulles short­ly after the end of the war in Europe. Although there is no evi­dence that he per­son­al­ly recruit­ed Nazis, Kissinger ran the intel­li­gence file room where records of Nazi recruit­ment were kept. He then trans­ferred to Har­vard where he spe­cial­ized in recruit­ing for­eign stu­dents for espi­onage. Lat­er he worked for Dulles dur­ing the glo­ry days of Office of Pol­i­cy Coor­di­na­tion (OPC). He was hired as a con­sul­tant for a pri­vate group known as Oper­a­tions Research Office, which planned to use for­mer Nazis as agents behind Russ­ian lines in the event of World War III. Men­tion of Kissinger’s clas­si­fied work was cen­sored from the orig­i­nal man­u­script of this book. . .

Ibid.; p. 11. [5]

7. In addi­tion to Kissinger’s work at Har­vard on the Nazi “free­dom fight­er” pro­gram, the Naz­i­fi­ca­tion of U.S. aca­d­e­m­ic ide­ol­o­gy dur­ing the Cold War is exem­pli­fied by an amus­ing episode in John’s book–his raid on the offices of Alexan­der Dallin–the chair of the his­to­ry depart­ment at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty.

While work­ing for the OSI divi­sion of the Jus­tice Depart­ment, John learned that some of the miss­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion on the impor­ta­tion of Nazi war crim­i­nals had been pur­loined by Dallin!

. . . I found some of the miss­ing doc­u­ments when I raid­ed the offices of Pro­fes­sor Alexan­der Dallin, Chair of the His­to­ry Depart­ment at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. The ter­ri­fied pro­fes­sor quick­ly turned over box­es of unpub­lished Ein­satz­grup­pen reports, records of the SS mobile killing units in East­ern Europe. These records con­tained the names of Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors from Belarus and Ukraine, men who had earned their spurs by car­ry­ing out the mass mur­der of their own coun­try­men. Sim­i­lar records con­cern­ing Pol­ish col­lab­o­ra­tors with the Nazis were pulled from the Nurem­berg tri­als before the Rus­sians could get their hands on them.

The most dis­tress­ing stolen doc­u­ment that Pro­fes­sor Dallin pro­duced from his hoard was the unpub­lished mem­oirs of a senior SS offi­cer, Friedrich Buchardt, who had writ­ten a his­to­ry of the Nazi occu­pa­tion of East­ern Europe. Pro­fes­sor Dallin had pla­gia­rized Buchardt’s man­u­script for his own famous work, Rus­sia Under Ger­man Rule. Buchardt had been the leader of VorKom­man­do Moskau, one of the SS mobile killing units which spe­cial­ized in recruit­ing local col­lab­o­ra­tors from Belarus and the Ukraine as spies. . .

Ibid.; p. 10. [5]

8. Buchardt’s man­u­script was deemed to be so valu­able because it pro­vid­ed valu­able infor­ma­tion for the U.S. recruit­ment of Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tors, many of them war crim­i­nals. They then went to work for Frank Wis­ner and Allen Dulles’ fledg­ling Office of Pol­i­cy Coor­di­na­tion. The OPC was the vehi­cle used by the Rob­ber Barons’ cor­po­rate lawyers to bypass de-Naz­i­fi­ca­tion rules and put the Nazis to work for U.S. intelligence–in essence, it WAS the “Repub­li­can CIA.”

Among the war crim­i­nals that Wis­ner put to work for OPC was Dr. Franz Alfred Six, sprung from the defen­dan­t’s dock at Nurem­berg. His sen­tence com­mut­ed by U.S. High Com­mis­sion­er for Ger­many (and Chase Man­hat­tan Bank chair­man) John J. McCloy.

. . . Six, how­ev­er, was at that moment on tri­al at Nurem­berg for his war crimes. Wis­ner asked Gen­er­al Clay to inter­cede with the Nurem­berg pros­e­cu­tor and judges. Whether Clay took such action is unknown, but Six received only a twen­ty-year prison term, while the rest of the Ein­satz­grup­pen com­man­ders were sen­tenced to death. In 1950, Clay’s suc­ces­sor, John J. McCloy com­mut­ed the sen­tence to time served. . . .

Ibid.; p. 162. [5]

9. Wis­ner and Dulles’ “Free­dom Fight­ers” pro­gram evolved into the Green Berets.

. . . With the dis­band­ing of the few remain­ing cadres of Wis­ner’s secret army, the Spe­cial Forces were tak­en over by the Army and became the nucle­us of the Green Berets. . .

Ibid.; p. 232. [5]

10. After review­ing the ori­gins and nature of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, John relat­ed a fas­ci­nat­ing gam­bit in which he and pri­vate inves­ti­ga­tor Bill Warn­er were able to “make” many of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood ter­ror­ists in the Unit­ed States. Orig­i­nat­ing in the inves­ti­ga­tion of Sami Al-Ari­an, the strat­a­gem entailed buy­ing phone cards for use by the ter­ror­ists.

. . . . With [Pro­fes­sor Sami] Al Ari­an’s sup­port, and finan­cial help from the Saud­is, Al Ari­an’s clan pur­chased a series of auto deal­er­ships in west­ern Flori­da. One of them was on land owned by Al Ari­an. Stolen lux­u­ry cars across the USA were fun­neled through the clan’s net­work to Dubai, where they were re-sold for two or three times their price by a car net­work run by one of Al Qaeda’s “gold­en chain” financiers. Old­er vehi­cles were turned into car bombs to kill Amer­i­can sol­diers in Iraq. Two of the car bombs have been traced through the Clan’s net­work through their vehi­cle iden­ti­fi­ca­tion (VIN) num­bers.

A bril­liant pri­vate inves­ti­ga­tor named Bill Warn­er of Sara­so­ta, Flori­da, came up with an extreme­ly inno­v­a­tive method of track­ing the mem­bers of the Clan’s ter­ror­ist net­work. He approached me for a list of all Al Ari­an’s friends and clan con­tacts. Warn­er then sent out an adver­tise­ment to each of them enclos­ing a pre-paid cell phone card. The pitch was to try our new phone com­pa­ny’s inter­na­tion­al call ser­vice free for nine­ty days, and then decide whether to become a per­ma­nent sub­scriber.

One of the idiots in the clan actu­al­ly used our call­ing card. In one stroke, we had become the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood’s tele­phone ser­vice. As a tele­phone com­pa­ny, we law­ful­ly pur­chased the phone bills of every­one our cus­tomer con­tact­ed, alleged­ly to recruit new cus­tomers. We used the phone bills to iden­ti­fy the clan’s over­seas con­tacts, and then I cross-matched the phone records against the ter­ror­ist attacks of Hamas, PIJ, and Al Qae­da, all of which are sub­sidiaries of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood.

The results were aston­ish­ing. We had the call­ing records of the Al Qae­da cell in Ceu­ta as they planned their abortive attack on ship­ping off Gibral­tar. We could tell that every time a clan mem­ber in Cal­i­for­nia called a cell phone in a refugee camp in Jor­dan, a ter­ror­ist attack on Israel would take place that same day. Mr. Warn­er and I assem­bled a nation­wide map of ter­ror­ist logis­ti­cal cells in Amer­i­ca com­plete with their over­seas tele­phone con­tacts. We did not trust the Jus­tice Depart­men­t’s FBI, so we pre­sent­ed our cell phone map to NORTHCOM mil­i­tary intel­li­gence.

Despite our regrets, NORTHCOM had to ask the FBI for court autho­rized search war­rants top lace taps on the phones and com­put­er ter­mi­nals of these ter­ror­ists’ sup­port­ers. The FBI typ­i­cal­ly rewrote the war­rants as if they had done the inves­ti­ga­tion. Nei­ther Bill Warn­er nor I ever received a pen­ny of the promised mil­lion dol­lar reward mon­ey. As we feared, some­one in the FBI tipped off the ter­ror­ists. They all stopped using the cell phones and call­ing cards we had been trac­ing they all went silence at once.

Worse, the FBI closed all inves­ti­ga­tions by oth­er gov­ern­ment agen­cies into the Flori­da clan just as they had closed Oper­a­tion Green Quest, the Immi­gra­tion Ser­vice’s attempt to trace ter­ror­ist fund­ing of Al Ari­an from the Saud­is. The Saud­is’ “Inter­na­tion­al Insti­tute for Islam­ic Research (IIIR)” is banned as a known fund­ing source for ter­ror­ism world­wide, but like the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood, it enjoys a strange immu­ni­ty from the Unit­ed States Depart­ment of Jus­tice. . . .

Ibid.; pp. 263–265. [5]

NORTHCOM ran all of our phone num­bers through their ter­ror­ist data base. “It lit up like a Christ­mas tree!” The agent exclaimed. NORTHCOM knew that ter­ror­ists over­seas were call­ing Amer­i­can phone num­bers, but had no idea who they were con­tact­ing or why they were call­ing. Our lit­tle tele­phone com­pa­ny had pro­vid­ed U.S. intel­li­gence with a near­ly com­plete map of every ter­ror­ist cell in the USA and abroad that called the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood for help.

11. Indica­tive of the con­tro­ver­sial nature of the mate­r­i­al dis­cussed in John’s book is the fact that doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er Clair Ragge was raid­ed by the IRS with­out expla­na­tion. Records and finan­cial doc­u­ments were con­fis­cat­ed.

. . . Dur­ing the last four years, inde­pen­dent film­mak­er Claire Ragge has done a thor­ough inquiry into the new­ly declas­si­fied files on the men who fund­ed Hitler. Her film ten­ta­tive­ly titled “Amer­i­can Secrets” should be ready for release in 2011, along with a web­site list­ing each his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ment sourc­ing each of the film’s alle­ga­tions. Ms. Ragge has done a remark­able job, and has uncov­ered many secrets that would oth­er­wise have escaped pub­lic scruti­ny. . . . How­ev­er, there is some con­cern that the film may nev­er see the light of day. The IRS has sud­den­ly seized Ms. Ragge’s bank accounts with­out even a pre­text of notice. I have seen this sort of thing hap­pen before. I once helped the Cana­di­an Broad­cast­ing Cor­po­ra­tion do a doc­u­men­tary on Slo­va­kian Nazis liv­ing open­ly in Cana­da. There was some superb film footage of the Pope bless­ing a new Slo­va­kian Cathe­dral while the cam­era panned over the Nazi war crim­i­nals sit­ting in the audi­ence. No one in Cana­da eager saw that film because the CBC caved in under the threat of end­less lit­i­ga­tion from Steven Roman, a Slo­va­kian nation­al­ist who hap­pened to be the rich­est man in Cana­da (and Richard Nixon’s part­ner in a Cana­di­an-Amer­i­can ura­ni­um min­ing busi­ness.) . . .

Ibid.; pp. 19–20. [5]

12. Con­clud­ing with an anec­dote about what John has endured, the pro­gram sets forth a fright­en­ing array of med­ical prob­lems John has over­come, while wag­ing his Good Fight against the Pow­ers That Be.

Dur­ing the 1970’s and 1980’s, I had more than two dozen surg­eries for bro­ken facial bones and sinus dam­age from a para­chute acci­dent when I was an Army Offi­cer. The VA missed a few things. In the 1990’s, I was also diag­nosed by pri­vate physi­cians with colon can­cer, prostate block­age, kid­ney stones, and shoul­der dam­age, each of which required surgery. In 2010, the VA final­ly dis­cov­ered that I had two dis­placed hips, sev­er­al bro­ken ribs, bro­ken ver­te­brae and crushed disks, which they had some­how missed dur­ing the last four decades of treat­ment. The VA con­ced­ed that, more like­ly than not, these undis­cov­ered injuries had been sus­tained in my Army para­chute acci­dent. There are third world coun­tries that pro­vide bet­ter med­ical care than Amer­i­ca gives its dis­abled vet­er­ans. . . .

Ibid.; p. 46. [5]