by Richard E. Noble
If you have never heard of Reinhard Gehlen, join the club. He was the head of the German Nazi secret intelligence service, eastern division. Believe it or not, instead of being hung by the neck until dead, or given the firing squad after World War II for his many crimes against humanity, he and his friends were incorporated into a new spying organization established in 1947 by the Truman administration - the C.I.A.; an organization which Harry Truman has since denounced.
Gehien had microfilmed his Russian spy records and buried them somewhere in the mountains in Germany. He negotiated with the invading Americans and attempted to trade his files, information, friends and connections, for his life. He not only saved his sorry butt, but got him and his friends put on the U.S. payroll. Two of his friends were a Doctor Franz Six, a convicted war criminal who was sentenced to twenty years in prison at the Nuremberg trails. Benjamin Fenercz, a U.S prosecutor at Nuremberg, said that Six was one of the biggest “swine” in the whole mobile killing squad’s cases. Six served about four years and then was given clemency by the U.S. high commissioner in Germany, John McCloy.
John McCloy seemed to have a penchant for releasing and pardoning Nazi murderers, killers, industrialist and German arms manufacturers who were guilty of manufacturing weapons by working tens of thousands of slave laborers to their death. McCloy’s name keeps popping up in history books, most notably as one of the appointments to the infamous Warren Commission.
Doctor Emil Augsburg who ended up as a Porsche Agent by 1961, another one of Gehlen’s friends, was involved in mass murder and the assassination of German Jews.
It is interesting to me that while my dad, and possibly yours, was being laid off from his job shortly after World War II, the United States Government somehow found two hundred million dollars to employ 4,000 ex-Nazi murders to help Reinhard Gehien resurrect “the Org”.
Reinhard Gehien’s career is not a secret. I have, right here in front of me, the memoirs of Reinhard Gehlen entitled “The Service”, and another book entitled “Blowback” which highlights Gehlen’s career and the careers of many of his friends and associates. Reinhard along with being credited with the torture and murder of tens of thousands in his information gathering days, is said to have been one of the major influences behind the post war American anti-Communist paranoia, McCarthyism, and even the Cold War itself.
If you have been reading about American C.I.A. agents torturing woman and children in South America and elsewhere, and have considered it all a bunch of bull, you might want to take a look at the life of one of your paid government employees, Reinhard Gehlen, and some of his German Nazi friends in “the Org.” You might find the life and times of Allen Dulles, brother of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles equally interesting.
Oh, by the way, Allen Dulles the man responsible for the Bay of Pigs fiasco as the director of the C.I.A. and fired (retired) shortly thereafter by John F. Kennedy, was also an appointee to the Warren Commission. Funny, they just picked his name out of a hat, I guess.