Documents reveal CIA recruited five of Eichmann's associates
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I've often wondered if Prescott Bush helped with the CIA's Nazi recruitment effort, through his ready-made network into the Nazi establishment. After all, his good friend Allen Dulles -- who as his lawyer helped him conceal his Nazi financing -- played a key part in Operation Paperclip, which folded Nazis into the CIA. Did Old Pres' help Allen with Paperclip? Do the documents that the CIA refuses to release include evidence of a Bush hand in the Nazi recruitment?
(With the way Bush has abused the CIA recently, I've also wondered why someone within the Agency hasn't dug up everything he or she can find about the Bush Family, and leaked it to the press. Of course, nothing leaked should ever compromise the present state of National Security).
(Haaretz) Five of Adolph Eichmann's Nazi assistants were recruited and employed by the Central Intelligence Agency after World War II, according to recently declassified intelligence documents.
The information came to light after a lengthy battle waged by the non-profit group, The National Security Archive, whose goal is to expose government documents under the framework of the Freedom of Information Act.
The newly-revealed documents are based on internal investigations in the CIA's history department. The agency has steadfastly refused to make the documents public for fear they would cause embarassment.
The revelations cast a negative light not only on American intelligence activity but also the U.S. Army's conduct in Germany at the conclusion of the war. The military made efforts to recruit members of the SS and the Gestapo into its ranks despite simultaenously waging a campaign of de-Nazification over vanquished Germany, a process which included arresting and trying Nazi war criminals
The documents also reveal in great detail CIA efforts to recruit Reinhard Gehlen, who was the Wermacht's chief intelligence officer for the eastern front during the war.