Monday, January 16, 2006

A history of shady deals

German MPs have asked for an enquiry into allegations that the German intelligence services provided information on Iraqi targets to the US military before the illegal invasion, thus compromising Germany’s neutral stance in the war and assisting the illegal occupation in spite of overwhelming German opposition to this Anglo-American adventure. Whilst this may be true, it should not come as a surprise any more than the recent revelations about European collusion and assistance in the American programme of “extraordinary rendition”, the transporting of suspects into countries abroad where they could be interrogated under torture.

A little history may be appropriate to understand the shady world of Western intelligence services which exists to keep old dynasties in power irrespective of the public front of elected governments. The German intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) has an unbroken pedigree to the days of the now much maligned Third Reich. Its own website admits that the “Organisation Gehlen” was its predecessor and founded its current premises in Pullach in 1947, but wisely gives no further information about them.

Reinhard Gehlen was Hitler's senior intelligence officer on the Eastern Front during the war and transferred his expertise and contacts to the U.S. as World War II reached its climax. Gehlen's network of agents in Europe - including many with Nazi backgrounds who were bailed out of prisoner of war camps by U.S. intelligence officers - was known as the Gehlen Organisation and received millions of dollars in funding from the U.S. until 1956. Gehlen eventually retired from the West Germany intelligence services in 1968.

That the US happily employed ex-Nazis whilst proclaiming publicly that it had fought to free the world from the yoke of Nazism is not as strange as it first seems. American Nazi support has a long pedigree all the way back to the current US president’s grandfather Prescott Bush and the latter’s father-in-law George Walker together with Allen Dulles who worked for Standard Oil, IG Farben and other Rockefeller-backed Nazi corporations. There’s big business in wars and the policy of “Divide and Rule”. US bankers also financed the Russian revolution and their secret agents ensured through the leaking of information that the Soviet Union retained a technological edge which made it a serious threat in the Cold War. For details you can read the book Satanic Voices.

That the apparent differences in political belonging are meaningless, given the active behind-the-scenes cooperation between them, is also important to remember when looking at the new “war against terror”. Al-Qaida has often jokingly been called al-CIAda, because they were trained and financed by the American intelligence services who also gave us their old enemy Jamal Abdul Nasser and, more recently, Saddam Hussain. Via Pakistan the CIA wired money to some of the alleged hijackers of 9/11, and a recent article in the Observer shows that the British intelligence services seem as apt in infiltrating Islamic circles as the McCarthyists were in infiltrating Communist circles in the 1950s. The current trial of Abu Hamza at the Crown Court is likely to reveal that many of the things he said and did had the prior clearance of special branch officers. As I mentioned in an earlier post there are also allegations that Tony Blair used to work for MI5, which might explain why he’d love to be given carte blanche to wire tap his parliamentary colleagues.

George Orwell’s 1984 is an old hat by now, yet the full story of US (and Zionist) collusion with Hitler is still to see the light of day over half a century since the end of the second world war. It looks like we’re standing no chance to find out the truth about 9/11 and the July 7 bombings in London during our lifetimes. Maybe Oasis have a point when they sing: Don’t believe the truth.


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