The Nazi Connection to Dallas: General Reinhard Gehlen
The sparrow-faced man in the battle uniform of an American general
clambered down the steps of the U.S. Army transport plane upon its
arrival at Washington National Airport. It was August 24, 1945, two
weeks after the surrender of Japan, three months after the German
capitulation. The general was hustled into a van with no windows and
whisked to Fort Hunt outside the capital. There he was attended by
white-jacketed orderlies and, the next morning, fitted with a dark-grey
business suit from one of Washington's swankiest men's stores.
General Reinhard Gehlen was ready to cut a deal.
Reinhard Gehlen had been, up until the recent capitulation, Adolph
Hitler's chief intelligence officer against the Soviet Union. His
American captors had decked him out in one of their uniforms to deceive
the Russians, who were hunting him as a war criminal. Now U.S. intelligence
was going to deploy Gehlen and his network of spies against the Russians.
The Cold War was on.
This is a story of how key nazis, even as the Wehrmacht was still
on the offensive, anticipated military disaster and laid plans to
transplant nazism, intact but disguised, in havens in the West. It
is the story of how honorable men, and some not so honorable, were
so blinded by the Red menace that they fell into lockstep with nazi
designs. It is the story of the Odd Couple Plus One: the mob, the
CIA and fanatical exiles, each with its own reason for gunning for
Kennedy. It is a story that climaxes in Dallas on November 22, 1963
when John Kennedy was struck down. And it is a story with an aftermath
-- America's slide to the brink of fascism. As William L. Shirer,
author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, put it in speaking
of the excesses of the Nixon administration, "We could become
the first country to go fascist through free elections."
Even Robert Ludlum would have been hard put to invent a more improbable
espionage yam. In the eyes of the CIA Reinhard Gehlen was an "asset"
of staggering potential. He was a professional spymaster, violently
anti-Communist and, best of all, the controller of a vast underground
network still in place inside Russian frontiers. His checkered past
mattered not. "He's on our side and that's all that matters,"
chuckled Allen Dulles, a U.S. intelligence officer during the war
who later headed the CIA. "Besides, one need not ask a Gehlen
to one's club."
Gehlen negotiated with his American "hosts" with the cool
hand of a Las Vegas gambler. When the German collapse was at hand,
he had looked to the future. He lugged all his files into the Bavarian
Alps and cached them at a site called, appropriately, Misery Meadows.
Then he buried his Wehrmacht uniform with the embroidered eagle and
swastika, donned an Alpine coat, and turned himself in to the nearest
U.S. Army detachment. When the advancing Russians searched his headquarters
at Zossen, all they found were empty file cabinets and litter.
The deal Gehlen struck with the Americans was not, for obvious reasons,
released to the Washington Post. As Heinz Hohne and Hermann Zolling
phrased it in The General Was A Spy, the German general took his entire
apparatus, "unpurged and without interruption, into the service
of the American superpower." There is no evidence that he ever
renounced the Third Reich's postwar plan, advanced by his own family's
publishing house, to colonize vast regions of Eastern Russia, create
a huge famine for 40,000,000, and treat the remaining 50,000,000 "racially
inferior Slavs as slaves."
Allen Dulles may not have invited such a man to his club, but he did
the next best thing: he funneled an aggregate of $200 million in CIA
funds to the Gehlen Organization as it became known. Directing operations
from a fortress-like nerve center in Bavaria, Gehlen reactivated his
network inside Russia. Soon, news of the first Russian jet fighter,
the MiG-15, was channeled back to the West. In 1949 the general scored
an espionage coup when he turned up Soviet plans for the remilitarization
of East Germany.
When Dulles spoke, Gehlen listened. The CIA chief was convinced, along
with his brother, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, that the
"captive nations" of the Soviet bloc would rise up if given
sufficient encouragement. At his behest, Gehlen recruited and trained
an exile mercenary force ready to rush in without involving American
units. Also at Dulles' direction, Gehlen tapped the ranks of his wartime
Russian collaborators for a cadre of spies to be parachuted into the
Soviet Union. Some of these spies were schooled at the CIA's clandestine
base at Atsugi, Japan, where, in 1957, a young Marine named Lee Harvey
Oswald was posted to the U-2 spy plane operation there.
Atsugi was only one station on Oswald's Far East intelligence route;
he was also at the U-2 base at Subic Bay in the Philippines and, for
a short while, at Ping-Tung. Taiwan In 1959 he was transferred to
a Marine base at Santa Ana, California for instructions in radar surveillance.
His training officer had graduated from the Georgetown School of Foreign
Service, which had close Agency ties. In May, 1960, when President
Eisenhower was planning a summit meeting with Soviet Premier Khrushchev,
a U-2 was shot down over Russia and its pilot captured. The pilot,
Francis Gary Powers, later blamed his demise on Lee Harvey Oswald.
The U-2 affair effectively sabotaged Ike's summit meeting.
In 1955, by pre-arrangement, the Gehlen Organization was transferred
to the West German Government, becoming its first intelligence arm,
the BND. The BND became a Siamese twin of the CIA a global operation.
They had already worked well together, in Iran in 1953, where the
country's first democratic government was in power. Two years earlier
Premier Mossadegh had rashly nationalized the oil industry. Dulles,
with Gehlen's help, engineered a coup that toppled Mossadegh and reestablished
the Pahlevi family regime. The family patriarch, General Reza Pahlevi,
had been banished from the country for his pro-nati activities during
the war. Now his son, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, ascended the Peacock
Throne. The Shah of Iran became one of the CIA's most faithful assets.
Gehlen pioneered the setting up of dummy fronts and cover companies
to support his farflung covert operations. A major project was to
form Eastern European emigre groups in the U.S. that could be used
against the Soviets. Both the Tolstoy Foundation and the Union of
Bishops of the Orthodox Church Outside Russia were funded by the CIA.
When Lee and Marina Oswald arrived from the Soviet Union in June,
1962 they were befriended by some three dozen White Russians in the
Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Many had identifiable nazi links; others were
in the oil and defense industries. It was an improbable social set
for a defector to the U.S.S.R. and his wife from Minsk.
By the time the Gehlen Organization became part of the West German
state, Gehlen already had his agent-in-place in the United States.
He was Otto Albrecht von Bolschwing, who had been a captain in Heinrich
Himmler’s dreaded SS and Adolph Eichmann's superior in Europe
and Palestine. Von Bolschwing worked simultaneously for Dulles' OSS.
When he entered the U.S. in February, 1954, he cleverly concealed
his nazi past. He was to take over Gehlen's network not only in this
country but in many corners of the globe. He became closely associated
with the late Elmer Bobst of Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical, a godfather
of Richard Nixon's political career, which brought him inside Nixon's
1960 campaign for the presidency. In 1969 he showed up in California
with a high-tech firm called TCI that held classified Defense Department
contracts. His translator for German projects was Helene van Damme,
Governor Ronald Reagan's appointments secretary. Von Damme is currently
U.S. Ambassador to Austria, next door to the nazi's homeland.
In 1968 Reinhard Gehlen withdrew to his chalet in Bavaria. The chalet
had been a gift from Allen Dulles.
Wild Bill Donovan of the OSS, Allen Dulles and the Vatican
Allen Dulles dubbed it Operation Sunrise. He mounted it from his walk-up
office in Bern, Switzerland, where, since 1942, he had maintained
contact with key nazis. Operation Sunrise was conceived when these
nazis decided, in the face of defeat, that they preferred to surrender
to the Americans and British. The agreement, which double-crossed
the Russians, was signed April 29, 1945.|
The principle negotiator on the German side was SS Commander Karl
Wolff, head of the Gestapo in Italy. Wolff acted with full authority,
for he was formerly chief of Heinrich Himmler's personal staff. Wolff’s
relationship with Dulles spared him from the dock at Nuremberg, but
when it was later discovered that he had dispatched "at least"
300,000 Jews to the Treblinka death camp he was handed a token sentence.
In 1983 Wolff made the social pages when he and some of his old SS
buddies sojourned on the late Hermann Goering's yacht Carin II of
Hamburg. The skipper was Gert Heidemann, an avowed Hamburg nazi. The
yacht belonged to the widow, Emmy Goering, whose estate attorney was
the celebrated Melvin Belli. Belli has always had an eclectic clientele.
He represented Jack Ruby after he shot Oswald. And he represented
actor Errol Flynn's family interests. Flynn (once a close friend of
Ronald Reagan) has been identified as having collaborated with the
John J. McCloy had a lengthy career riddled with Nazi sympathies
When Wolff hammered out the secret surrender terms with Dulles, he
had in the back of his mind a safe diaspora for his nazi compatriots.
This is where the OSS, William Donovan and the sovereign state of
the Vatican came in. "Wild Bill" Donovan was top dog in
the OSS. Shortly before the Germans overran Europe, Father Felix Morlion,
a papal functionary, had set up a Vatican intelligence organization
called Pro Deo in Lisbon. When the U.S. entered the war Donovan moved
Morlion lock, stock and barrel to New York and opened a sizeable bank
account for him to draw on. The priest founded the American Council
for International Promotion of Democracy Under God, on 60th Street.
In the same building is the office of William Taub, whose name popped
up during the Watergate affair. Taub is well-known as a wide-ranging
middleman for such powerful figures as Nixon, Howard Hughes, Aristotle
Onassis and Jimmy Hoffa, and his behind-the-scenes maneuvers were
invaluable to Nixon in his 1960 run at the presidency. Taub was especially
close to Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviania of the Holy See, who arranged
Mussolini's 1929 "donation" of $89 million to the Vatican
to ensure its neutrality with Mussolini and Hitler. The money went
into a special fund in the Vatican Bank, and after the war part of
it was entrusted to "God's Banker" Michele Sindona for investment.
Sindona channeled a good chunk of it to the Nixon campaign.
When Rome was liberated in 1944 Morlion and Pro Deo relocated there.
In recognition of Donovan's good works on behalf of Pro Deo, Pope
Plus XII knighted him with the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sylvester.
And before he flew off to Washington to cut his deal with the CIA,
Reinhard Gehlen received the Sovereign Military Order of Malta award
from the Pontiff. So did James Jesus Angleton, a Donovan operative
in Rome who became the CIA's chief of counterintelligence.
For Dulles, Operation Sunset was a personal triumph, one that set
in motion his rise to the top of the intelligence heap. In 1963, by
virtue of that position, he became the CIA's representative on the
John J. McCloy and the Chase Manhattan
President Lyndon Johnson asked John J. McCloy to serve on the Warren
Commission. No less than nine presidents had called on the Wall Street
lawyer for special assignments, yet he was little known to the public.
McCloy said he entered the investigation "thinking there was
a conspiracy," but left it convinced that Oswald acted alone.
"I never saw a case that was more completely proven," he
McCloy had long been involved in the murky world of espionage, intrigue
and nazis. He spent the decade of the 1930s working out of Paris.
Much of his time was spent on a law case stemming from German sabotage
in World War I. His investigation took him to Berlin, where he shared
a box with Hitler at the 1936 Olympics. He was in contact with Rudolph
Hess before the Nazi leader made a mysterious flight to England in
Major General Charles A. Willoughby, "Our own Junker general."
When the nazis occupied Europe, the banking exchanges between Britain
and the U.S. on the one hand and Germany on the other carried on as
usual. In Trading With the Enemy, Charles Higham documents the role
of Standard Oil of New Jersey, owned by the Chase Manhattan Bank,
and I.G. Farben's Sterling Products with the Bank for International
Settlements. Standard Oil tankers plied the sea lanes with fuel for
the nazi war machine. Prior to the war McCloy was legal counsel to
Farben, the German chemical monopoly.
As an assistant secretary in the War Department during the war:
o McCloy blocked the executions of nazi war criminals
o Forged a pact with the Vichy Regime of pro-nazi Admiral Darlan.
o Displaced Japanese-Americans in California to internment camps.
o Refused to recommend the bombing of nazi concentration camps to
spare the inmates on grounds "the cost would be out of proportion
to any possible benefits."
o Refused Jewish refugees entry to the U.S.
When the curtain fell on the war, McCloy helped shield Klaus Barbie,
the "butcher of Lyons," from the French. Barbie and other
vicious dogs from Hitler's kennel were hidden out with the 370th Counter
Intelligence Corps at Obergamergau. One of their keepers was Private
Henry Kissinger, soon to enter Harvard as a McCloy protege.
In 1949 McCloy returned to Germany as American High Commissioner.
He commuted the death sentences of a number of nazi war criminals,
and gave early releases to others. One was Alfred Krupp, convicted
of using slave labor in his armaments factories. Another was Hitler's
financial genius, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, who subsequently went on the
payroll of Aristotle Onassis.
In 1952 McCloy left a Germany that was prepared to re-arm to return
to his law practice. He became president of the Chase Manhattan Bank,
director of a dozen blue chip corporations, and legal counsel to the
"Seven Sisters" of American oil. During this period he acquired
a client, the Nobel oil firm, whose interests in Czarist Russia had
been managed by the father of George de Mohrenschildt, Lee and Marina
Oswald's "best friend" in Dallas.
Busy as he was McCloy found time to supervise construction of the
new Pentagon building. It was nicknamed "McCloy's Folly."
J. Edgar Hoover and Interpol
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover "mistrusted and disliked all three
Kennedy brothers. President Johnson and Hoover had mutual fear and
hatred for the Kennedys," wrote the late William Sullivan, for
many years an assistant FBI director. Hoover hated Robert Kennedy,
who as Attorney General was his boss, and feared John. In turn the
President distrusted Allen Dulles, easing him out as CIA director
after the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle. When JFK moved to lower the oil
depletion allowance, he incurred the displeasure of John McCloy, whose
clients' profits would be trimmed.
Hoover, Dulles and McCloy did not belong to the Kennedy fan club.
When the president was shot, Hoover controlled the field investigation,
and Dulles and McCloy helped mold the final verdict of the Warren
As America stood on the threshold of World War II Hoover continued
a friendly relationship with the nazis who dominated Interpol, the
Berlin-based international secret police. He had been obsessed with
the "Red menace" since 1919 when he became head of the Bureau's
General Intelligence Division. Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich,
Arthur Nebe and other fanatical nazis were active in Interpol. Even
after Hitler occupied Czechoslovakia, Hoover ignored all evidence
of nazi death squads and atrocities and cooperated with the boys in
Berlin. As France fell, Hoover exchanged lists of wanted criminals,
enclosing autographed photographs of himself. It was not until three
days before Pearl Harbor that he called a halt -- and then only because
he feared his image might be tarnished.
When the war had been imminent Roosevelt charged Hoover with ferreting
out nazi spies in the Western Hemisphere. Two escaped his notice.
As early as 1933 Gestapo agent Dr. Hermann Friedrick Erben recruited
Errol Flynn as an intelligence source. Erben went on to become a naturalized
American citizen, but never abandoned his loyalty to Hitler. Flynn
went on to make "Santa Fe Trail" in 1940, co-starring with
Ronald Reagan, and the two paired up for "Desperate Journey"
George de Mohrenschildt, the Oswalds' genial host in Dallas, was tagged
by Hoover's FBI as a nazi spy during World War II.
G-men noted that his cousin, Baron Maydell, had nazi ties, and that
his uncle distributed pro-nazi films. Their suspicions were confirmed
when they trailed de Mohrenschildt from New York to Corpus Christi.
On October 8, 1942 a "lookout" was placed in his file in
case he applied for another passport.
J. Edgar Hoover: he kept alive the Nazi intelligence network INTERPOL
The parts left out of J. Edgar Hoover's investigation before and after
Kennedy was killed were the nazi associations de Mohrenschildt had
while working for U.S. intelligence.
George's cousin, the movie producer Baron Constantine Maydell, was
one of the top German Abwehr agents in North America. Reinhard von
Gehlen recruited Maydell in the post-war era to be in charge of the
CIA's Russian emigre programs.
Gehlen recruited veterans of Maydell's Abwehr Group to work with East
European emigre organizations inside the U.S.
Part of Lee and Marina's red carpet treatment in the U.S. started
with their arrival from the USSR. Spas T. Raigkin was the ex-Secretary
General of a group such as Maydell's. The AFABN, the American Friends
of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations, with CIA funding, assisted
Lee and Marina to get settled.
J. Edgar Hoover was trained only to see if there were Communists around
...the red menace. The Abwehr, Reinhard Gehlen and Maydell were overlooked
by the FBI.
After the war Interpol ostensibly cleaned up its act, moved to Paris
and installed the prestigious Hoover as vice president. Yet Interpol
steadfastly refused to hunt for nazi war criminals, contending it
was independent of politics. The excuse appeared a bit lame when,
in the 1970s, former SS officer Paul Dickopf became president.
"Sir" Charles Willoughby -- a Franco-German-American
He was a bull of a man who spoke with a German accent, wore a custom-tailored
general's uniform and affected a monocle. A fellow officer in the
U.S. army under his true name of Adolph Charles Weidenbach, born in
Heidelberg, March 8, 1892. But by the time he became Douglas MacArthur's
chief of intelligence for the war in the Pacific, he was Major General
Charles A. Willoughby. Behind his back he was derisively tagged "Sir
For a man of such Teutonic traits it was odd that Willoughby preferred
his fascism with a Spanish accent. But this was an accident of geography.
While serving as a military attache in Ecuador, he had received a
decoration from Mussolini's government -- the Order of Saints Maurizio
and Lazzaro. After delivering an impassioned paean to Spanish dictator
Generalissimo Francisco Franco at a lunch in Madrid, he was toasted
by the secretary general of the Falangist Party, "I am happy
to know a fellow Falangist and reactionary.
MacArthur's pre-war headquarters were in the Philippines, whose commerce
was dominated by resident Spaniards. The Daddy Warbucks of this crowd
was Andres Soriano, who owned an early-day conglomerate of airlines,
mines, breweries ("Of course!") and American distributorships.
During the Spanish Civil War Soriano was one of Franco's principal
money-bags. When the Rising Sun flag was raised over the Philippines
Soriano fled to Washington to become finance minister of the government-in-exile.
But there was such a fuss over his fascist reputation that he flew
off to Australia to become a colonel on MacArthur’s staff.
Willoughby accompanied the Supreme Commander to Tokyo for the occupation
of Japan. His preferences remained the same; when military police
shook down his hotel looking for a fugitive, they found Willoughby
at dinner with the stranded Italian fascist ambassador to Japan and
members of his staff. He became a heavy-handed censor, suppressing
unfavorable news to the States. He delighted in falsely labeling correspondents
who defied him as "Communists," a tactic Senator McCarthy
would adopt with enthusiasm. But the general's priority project was
a dressed-up history of the Pacific War in which MacArthur would be
the towering hero. Willoughby brought in Japanese military brass for
a view from the enemy side, a move that may have had an ulterior motive.
The possibility existed that Willoughby was down-playing Japanese
war crimes so that the perpetrators could be protected for use against
the Soviets later. This was happening in Germany where the top nazis
were writing the history of Malmedy. The tight security in which Willoughby
wrapped the project only adds to this impression. One woman had a
passkey, the wife of Dr. Mitsutaro Araki, a former exchange lecturer
in Germany, who was closely tied in with high nazis in Tokyo and the
Willoughby harbored another secret that only came to light last year.
During the war, the Japanese conducted germ warfare experiments with
human beings as guinea pigs (at least 3,000 died, including an undetermined
number of captured U.S. military). The Pentagon decided that the biological
research might prove handy against the Russians, and the Japanese
responsible for the experiments were granted immunity from prosecution
in return for their laboratory records. On December 12, 1947 the Pentagon
acknowledged the "wholehearted cooperation" of Willoughby
in arranging the examination of the "human pathological material
which had been transferred to Japan from the biological warfare installations."
As his final public gesture to Franco, Willoughby lobbied the U.S.
Congress in August, 1952 to authorize $100 million for the anti-Communist
dictator's needs. Then he settled down in the U.S. to do battle with
the domestic enemy. As Sir Charles and his right-wing allies saw it,
Marxism wasn't the real enemy, the Liberals were.
1952: The Travels of Klaus Barbie, Evita Peron, Otto Skorzeny, and
By 1952 Klaus Barbie had arrived in Bolivia via a stop in Argentina.
He had been spirited out of Germany by the CIA, with a hand from the
Vatican. Soon he teamed up with SS Major Otto Skorzeny, who now was
affiliated with the CIA. Dr. Fritz Thyssen and Dr. Gustav Krupp, both
beneficiaries of McCloy's amnesty, bankrolled Skorzeny from the start.
Barbie and Skorzeny were soon forming death squads such as the Angels
of Death in Bolivia, the Anti-Communist Alliance in Argentina, and
in Spain, with Stephen Della Chiaie, the Guerrillas of Christ the
In 1952 the nazi, Martin Bormann's money was released. In Argentina,
Evita Peron died of cancer at age 33. In her name was deposited, in
40 Swiss banks, the nazi money. There was $100 million cash, another
$40 million in diamonds. Several hundred million more were set aside
with Evita's brother, Juan Duarte, as the courier. This led to three
murders the following year:
o Juan Duarte was shot to death.
o Heinrich Dorge, an aide to Hjalmar Schacht, killed.
o Rudolf Feude, nazi banker who knew the locations of the money, was
In 1952 Otto Skorzeny, who had been released from American custody
in 1947, moved to Madrid. He created what is known as the International
Fascista. The CIA and the Gehlen BND dispatched him to "trouble
spots." On his payroll were former SS agents, French OAS terrorists
and secret police from Portugal's PDID. PDID are the same initials
as the Los Angeles police intelligence unit, Public Disorder Intelligence
Division. The California PDID was exposed on May 24, 1983 as spying
on law abiding citizens at an expense of $100,000, utilizing a computerized
dossier system bought by the late Representative Larry McDonald's
"Western Goals." (McDonald was a national leader of the
John Birch Society, which was exceedingly active in Dallas preceding
the Kennedy assassination. Western Goals has offices in Germany run
by Eugene Wigner that feed data to the Gehlen BND.)
On the board of Western Goals are such Cold Warriors as Edward Teller,
Admiral Thomas Moorer and Dr. Hans Senholt, once a Luftwaffe pilot.
SS Colonel Skorzeny's CIA agents participated in terror campaigns
waged by Operation 40 in Guatemala, Brazil and Argentina. Skorzeny
was also in charge of the Paladin mercenaries, whose cover, M.C. Inc.,
was a Madrid export-import firm.
Dr. Gerhard Hartmut von Schubert, [formerly] of Joseph Goebbels' propaganda
ministry, was M.C. operating manager. The nerve center for Skorzeny's
operations was in Albufera, Spain. It was lodged in the same building
as the Spanish intelligence agency SCOE under Colonel Eduardo Blanco
and was also an office of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
The Albufera building was the kind of intelligence nest that was duplicated
in New Orleans in 1963. That summer Lee Harvey Oswald handed out pro-Castro
literature stamped with the address 544 Camp Street, a commercial
building. This was a blunder, because Oswald actually was under the
control of an anti-Castro operation headquartered there. His controller,
W. Guy Banister, was connected with military intelligence, the CIA
and a section of the World Anti-Communist League that had been set
up by Willoughby and his Far Pacific intelligence unit in Taiwan.
In The Great Heroin Coup, Henrik Kruger disclosed that the International
Fascist was "not only the first step toward fulfilling the dream
of Skorzeny, but also of his close friends in Madrid, exile Jose Lopez
Rega, Juan Peron's grey eminence, and prince Justo Valerio Borghese,
the Italian fascist money man who had been rescued from execution
at the hands of the World War II Italian resistance by future CIA
counterintelligence whiz James J. Angleton."
A subcommittee on international operations of the Senate Foreign Relations
Committee prepared a report "Latin America: Murder, Inc."
that is still classified. The title repeated Lyndon Johnson's remark,
three months before he died, "We were running a Murder, Inc.
in the Caribbean." The report concluded: "The United States
had joint operations between Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay
and Uruguay. The joint operations were known as Operation Condor.
These are special teams used to carry out 'sanctions,' the killing
Jack Anderson gave a few details in his column "Operation Condor,
An Unholy Alliance" August 3, 1979:
"Assassination teams are centered in Chile. This international
consortium is located in Colonia Dignidad, Chile. Founded by nazis
from Hitler's SS, headed by Franz Pfeiffer Richter, Adolf Hitler's
1000-year Reich may not have perished. Children are cut up in front
of their parents, suspects are asphyxiated in piles of excrement or
rotated to death over barbecue pits."
Otto Skorzeny code-named his assault on American soldiers in the Battle
of the Bulge Operation Greif, the "Condor." He continued
Condor with his post-war special teams that imposed "sanctions,"
meaning the assassination of enemies. Skorzeny's father-in-law was
Hjalmar Schacht, president of Hitler's Reichsbank. Schacht guided
Onassis' shipyards in rebuilding the German and Japanese war fleets.
In 1950 Onassis signed on Lars Anderson for his whaling ships on the
hunt off Antarctica and Argentina. Anderson had belonged to Vidkum
Quisling's nazi collaborationist group in Norway during the war. Clay
Shaw, who was charged by New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison with complicity
in the JFK assassination, was a close friend of Hjalmar Schacht.
Colonia Dignidad. Nobody comes, nobody goes
In 1952 Nicolae Malaxa moved from Whittier California to Argentina.
Malaxa had belonged to Otto von Bolschwing's Gestapo network, as did
his associate, Viorel Trifia, who was living in Detroit. They were
members of the Nazi Iron Guard in Romania, and had felt prosecution.
They had one thing in common; they were friends of Richard Nixon.
Trifia had been brought to the U.S. by von Bolschwing. Malaxa had
escaped from Europe with over $200 million in U.S. dollars. Upon arrival
in New York he picked up another $200 million from Chase Manhattan
Bank. The legal path for his entry was smoothed by the Sullivan &
Cromwell law offices, the Dulles brothers firm. Undersecretary of
State Adolph Berle, who had helped Nixon and star witness Whittaker
Chambers convict Alger Hiss, personally testified on Malaxa's behalf
before a congressional subcommittee on immigration. In 1951 Senator
Nixon introduced a private bill to allow Malaxa permanent residence.
Arrangements for his relocation in Whittier were made by Nixon's law
office. The dummy front cover for Malaxa in Whittier was Western Tube.
In 1946 Nixon had gotten a call from Herman L. Perry asking if he
wanted to run for Congress against Rep. Jerry Voorhis. Perry later
became president of Western Tube.
When Malaxa went to Argentina in 1952, he linked up with Juan Peron
and Otto Skorzeny. Questions were raised at the time about J. Edgar
Hoover, the Iron Guard, Malaxa and Vice President Nixon.
Richard M. Nixon: strange friends in strange places and occupations
1960 Elections: Richard Nixon vs. John F. Kennedy
Before the election of 1960, a group within the Christian Right plotted
to kill John Kennedy in Van Nuys, California while he was still a
candidate. The group was a meld of anti-Castro Cubans, Minutemen and
home-grown nazis. Some were sought by Jim Garrison, following his
arrest of Clay Shaw, for testimony before the New Orleans grand jury.
When Garrison forwarded extradition papers for Edgar Eugene Bradley,
a member of the group, Governor Ronald Reagan refused to sign them.
The leader of one of these groups, the Christian Defense League (CDL),
was the Reverend William P. Gale. During the war Gale had been an
Army colonel in the Philippines training guerilla bands. His superior
officer was Willoughby. By the late 1950s Gale was recruiting veterans
for his "Identity" group, which was financed by a wealthy
Los Angeles man.
One of the CDL's contacts was Captain Robert K. Brown, a special forces
professional from Fort Benning, Georgia. Brown was working with anti-Castro
Cubans, mercenaries similar to Skorzeny's teams. Brown is now publisher
of Soldier of Fortune magazine and paramilitary texts such as Silencers,
Snipers, and Assassins. The book explains how Mitchell WerBell made
special weapons for the CIA, Bay of Pigs assault squads and other
customers. WerBell, son of a wealthy Czarist cavalry officer, perfected
a silencer so effective a gun can be shot in one room and not heard
in the next. It is ideal for assassinations.
There had been prolonged controversy about how many shots were fired
the day Kennedy was killed. The President's wounds, nicks on the limousine
and curb, and other bullet evidence indicated quite a few. But the
Warren Commission concluded there were only three. It took the testimony
of spectators in Dealy Plaza who said they only heard three. It never
considered the possibility that silencer-fitted guns were fired.
When Clay Shaw was arrested by Jim Garrison the news was of particular
interest to the Italian newspaper Paesa Sera. It followed up with
a story that Shaw belonged to a cover organization in Rome named Centro
Mondiale Commerciale (CMC). Its location was frequently moved, its
presidents rotated; its modus operandi altered. CMC included Italian
fascists, elements of the European paramilitary right, the CIA, and
the U.S. Defense Department. There were major shareholders with banks
located in Switzerland, Miami, Basel and other major cities.
CMC had been formed in 1961, one year after Kennedy was elected. Its
principals had worked with fascist networks established after World
War II. The board of directors numbered Ferenc Nagy, a former Hungarian
premier who led that country's Anti-Communist Countrymen's Party in
exile. J. Edgar Hoover brought Nagy to the United States, where there
were numerous Gehlen-supported emigre organizations. On August 18,
1951, the Saturday Evening Post pictured Nagy with Czech, Pole, Hungarian
and Russian exiles under the heading: "They Want Us To Go to
War Right Now." On November 22, 1963 Nagy was living in Dallas.
CMC was actually a subsidiary of Swiss-based Permindex, whose president
was Prince Gutierez de Spadafora, Italian industrialist and large
landowner. Spadafora's daughter-in-law was related to Hjalmar Schacht.
Clay Shaw, who managed the New Orleans Intemational Trade Mart, was
a director. Another was Giorgio Mantello, aka George Mandel, who would
later move to New Orleans. Once convicted of "criminal activities"
in Switzerland, Mantello worked closely with his fellow Hungarian
Nagy. One of the goals of the CMC was that "Rome will recover
once again her position as center of the civilized world."
Major L. M. Bloomfield, a veteran of the OSS who resided in Montreal,
was a suspect Garrison wanted to question. In Canada he reportedly
controlled Credit Suisse, Heineken's Breweries, Israel Continental
Company, Grimaldo Siosa Lines and other international firms. Shaw's
name was found among eleven directors of a company in Montreal that
actually was based in Rome. Who was giving the virtually unlimited
money to CMC, and who was getting it? The answer might have been found
in the huge amounts that flowed out of Evita Peron's accounts.
Paesa Sera reported on March 4, 1967 that CMC was a creature of the
CIA serving as a money conduit, and that Shaw and Bloomfield conducted
illegal political espionage under its cover. In New Orleans, Shaw
was the respected citizen who had helped restore the French Quarter.
In Rome he was a vital member of the boards of twin companies dealing
with fascists accused of European assassinations. Shaw's address book
contained the private number of Principessa Marcelle Borghese, now
Duchessa de Bomartao, who is related to Prince Valerio Borghese. Called
the "Black Prince" and "The New Duce," Borghese
was leader of the Movimento Sociale Italiano, a neo-fascist syndicate.
The Black Prince, who was a decorated submarine captain in the First
World War, was convicted of cooperating with the nazis in WW II and
given 12 years in prison.
The Black Prince is the same Borghese rescued by the CIA's James J.
Angleton. No wonder Angleton was awarded the Sovereign Military Order
of Malta by the Pope after the war. It might explain what Angleton
was hinting at when questioned about the murder of JFK: "A mansion
has many rooms; there were many things during the period; I'm not
privy to who struck John."
Clay Shaw's affiliation with Permindex would plug in later to Argentina,
Spain, Rome, New Orleans and Dallas. The international range of hit
teams, using CIA money diverted overseas to cover companies set up
by the Gehlen Organization, started coming together after Shaw's arrest.
In November, 1960 it would be Nixon versus Kennedy. Frank Sinatra
introduced Judith Exner to John Kennedy on the eve of the New Hampshire
primary. A few weeks later Sinatra introduced Judith Exner to Chicago
Mafia boss Sam Giancana. So Exner became involved, as William Safire
put it, in a "dual affair with the nation's most powerful mobster
and the nation's most powerful political leader."
Giancana was busy with more than his love life; he was hired to form
assassination teams to go after Fidel Castro. The man who retained
him was Robert Maheu, a former FBI and CIA operative. It was a classic
cutoff. Maheu never mentioned that the CIA was behind it. He intimated
to Giancana that wealthy Cuban exiles were providing the funds. This
sounded plausible, since Maheu was Howard Hughes' right-hand man.
Giancana put his Los Angeles lieutenant, Johnny Roselli, in charge
of the hit squads. In 1978 when the House Select Committee questioned
him, Roselli hinted that his assignment was aimed at Kennedy as well
as Castro. Shortly afterward, his body was found floating in an oil
drum off the Florida coast. Giancana never got a chance to testify.
He was shot to death in his Chicago home.
The Howard Hughes organization, used as a cover for the kill-Castro
conspiracy, (Hughes thought it was a patriotic idea) has long retained
Carl Byoir Associates as its public relations arm. Throughout the
war Byoir represented nazi bankers and industrialists and the I.G.
Farben interests. One of his clients was Ernest Schmitz, member of
the I.G. Farben-Ilgner and the German American Board of Trade. His
Information Services was subsidized by the nazi government. George
Sylvester Viereck, editor of the German Library of Information, was
also in business with Byoir. A lucrative Byoir client was the Frederick
Flick Group. Flick, a Nuremberg defendant released by McCloy, was
the single greatest power behind the nazi military muscle.
Frederick Flick's son was close to the W.R. Grace Company, and invested
over $400,000 in partnership with J. Peter Grace in the United States.
During the war, WR. Grace was accused in a military report of protecting
a certain nazi Colonel Brite in Bolivia. In 1951, when the CIA smuggled
Barbie out of Germany, he was sent to join the same Colonel Brite.
George de Mohrenschildt was a close associate of the company's founder,
De Mohrenschildt was a man of many faces. He befriended Lee and Marina
Oswald, introducing them to the White Russian community. He made phone
calls to obtain Lee jobs and housing. As he told it to the Warren
Commission, he was fascinated with this strange couple just out of
Russia. But at the Petroleum Club in Dallas, De Mohrenschildt sang
the praises of Heinrich Himmler. His travels took him all over the
world on missions identified with intelligence. In 1956 he was employed
by Pantepec Oil Company owned by the family of William Buckley.
De Mohrenschildt often discussed Oswald with J. Walton Moore, the
CIA's Domestic Contacts Division resident in Dallas. In the spring
of 1963, just after visiting the Oswalds, he went to Washington. There
is a record of a phone call de Mohrenschildt made on May 7, 1963,
to the Army Chief of Staff for intelligence. The same month he had
a meeting in person with a member of that staff. His military connections
seem to have been wide. One of the first persons de Mohrenschildt
took the Oswalds to see in Dallas was retired Admiral Chester Burton.
Lee Harvey Oswald's benefactor was Texas oil millionaire George de
Although De Mohrenschildt and his wife Jeanne testified at length
before the Warren Commission, only attorney Albert Jenner and Pentagon
historian Alfred Goldberg attended. One of Jenner's clients was General
Dynamics, maker of the F-lll fighter that would achieve fame in Vietnam.
The chief of security for General Dynamics in Dallas, Max Clark, was
another De Mohrenschildt associate donating money to help Marina while
George got Lee his next job in Dallas. He found one at the graphics
house of Jagger-Chiles-Stovall, which held classified military contracts.
Jeanne de Mohrenschildt was originally brought to the U.S. by a family
member employed by the Howard Hughes organization. In 1977 George
was found fatally shot, allegedly a suicide, on the day a House Select
Committee investigator came by looking for him. Jeanne consented to
a press interview. She said George had been a nazi spy.
The placement de Mohrenschildt got for Oswald allowed him to visit
the Sol Bloom agency at least 40 times. It was this agency that later
decided the motorcade route for Kennedy's fatal visit.
Ruth Paine, whom Oswald met via George, had called Roy Truly and procured
work for Oswald at the Texas School Book Depository.
If Maydell and the Gehlen agents were active in the U.S. they knew
all the right moves to secure their patsy.
1960: Young Americans for Freedom
President Harry Truman warned about the CIA "Gestapo" he
President Eisenhower left the White House fearing the new "military-industrial
complex" he handed to us.
In 1960 candidate Richard Nixon was qualified for the job of President.
A lot of influential people were sure he was the only choice.
Nixon was familiar with every red scare tactic. From his first campaign
against Jerry Voorhis in 1946 for the House seat, or vs. Helen Douglas
in the Senate, and working with Sen. Joe McCarthy, he knew it well.
The prosecution of Alger Hiss, with such flimsy evidence, proved his
But Nixon had also accumulated strong connections with members of
the crime syndicate, the Vatican hierarchy, defense industries and
known nazis. He knew them all.
What if he lost after those seventeen years of preparation? Would
there be a back-up team for the future? Could the Pentagon or Reinhard
Gehlen visualize leaving the entire United States presidency to chance
Remember what happened to Senator Robert Kennedy on the eve of his
primary election in June, 1968? They can't get that close to losing
it again, you know. With both Kennedy's gone, Nixon finally made it.
September, 1960, two months before the elections, William F. Buckley
Jr. launched his YAF, Young Americans for Freedom, from the grounds
on his Connecticut estate.
Prior to that date, Buckley's career was one of the most conservative
in the U.S. Following his graduation at Yale, mentor Frank Chodorov
grabbed him for purposes related to his job with McCormick's Chicago
Buckley served the CIA in Japan from 1950 to 1954.
He also did a stint with CIA in Mexico with E. Howard Hunt.
Co-founder of YAF was Douglas Caddy, whose offices were used by the
CIA and Howard Hughes organization, at the time of Watergate illegal
entries and other dirty tricks.
After the CIA in Japan, Buckley was ready to publish his own magazine,
The National Review. This was an unusual opportunity to bring together
the world's most conservative writers for publication and much propaganda
accompanied by Buckley's glib innuendos.
Once the publication was going, Buckley decided to bring Young Americans
for Freedom to the campus; old ideas, old money, and young minds to
mold. Behind the project were always the well-funded military masters,
such as the YAF's Tom Charles Huston and the Cointel-Program Nixon
The selected advisory board for YAF was a Who's Who of oldies even
then: Senator Strom Thurmond, Senator John Tower, Mr. Ronald Reagan,
Professor Lev Dobriansky, General Charles Willoughby, and Mr. Robert
Morris are a sample.
Robert Morris may not be a household name. But William Buckley knew
him well, and Morris, Nixon, and Senator Joe McCarthy were team players.
Senator Joe McCarthy's two strongest supporters for him to represent
Wisconsin were Frank Seusenbrenner and Walter Harnisfeger. Both admired
Adolf Hitler and made continuous trips to Germany.
Senator McCarthy obliged fast enough. Before he went after the Commies
in the State Department, he had to release a few of Hitler's elite
nazis lingering in the Dachau prison camp. McCarthy beat John McCloy
by about three years.
In 1949, during congressional hearings on the Malmedy Massacre, the
bloody Battle of the Bulge, McCarthy invited himself to take over
the entire testimony. He wasn't satisfied until the prison doors flew
open. The most detestable and ugly battle of World War II, an assault
upon Americans and civilians in Belgium, was ignored. Hitler's precious
Generals Fritz Kraemer and Sepp Dietrick, along with Hermann Priess
and many others, were free.
With that business finished, McCarthy took on Robert Morris as Chief
Counsel for the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. Morris' earlier
training in Navy Intelligence in charge of USSR counter-intelligence
and psychological warfare could be utilized well by Senator Joe. Particularly
the psychological warfare part.
After McCarthy died, Morris moved to Dallas, Texas. He was a judge,
and became president of Dallas University.
In 1961, a year after Buckley founded YAF, another conservative organization
was formed in Munich, Germany, calling itself CUSA, Conservatism USA.
These were not students, but members of the U.S. army, soon to be
mustered out, then to appear in Dallas, Texas, by November 1963. The
host would be Robert Morris.
A correspondence between Larry Schmidt in Dallas, to Bernie Weissman
in Munich, Germany, in preparation for their arrival, was published
in the Warren Commission Hearings, Vol. XVIII.
Segments of the letters are as follows:
November 2, 1962: Dallas to Munich, Larry Schmidt:
"Gentlemen we got everything we wanted."
"It saved the trouble of infiltration."
"Met with Frank McGee ... (president of the Dallas Council of
"Suggest Bernie convert to Christianity and I mean it."
(Bernard Weissman, the only Jew, was brought all the way to Dallas
on November 22, 1963, to lend his name to the "Wanted for Treason"
fliers handed out to welcome JFK. He testified that the John Birch
Society paid for the ads and "wanted a Jewish name at the bottom.")
"We must all return to the church."
"These people are religious bugs."
"I think in terms of 300,000 members, $3,000,000."
"The John Birch Society has a million members. Look for us to
merge with them in 1964."
"Arrangements are being made for me to meet the heads of the
Dallas John Birch, General Walker, and H.L. Hunt, Texas oil millionaire."
(General Walker had been retired from the military by John Kennedy
for his compulsory Pro-Blud indoctrination.)
"I have already met the top editors of the Dallas Morning News,
the country's most conservative newspaper."
"These people are radicals but there is a method in their madness.
You see, they're all after exactly what we're after."
"No liberal talk whatsoever, none."
"Down here a Negro is a nigger."
"I mean, no one is ever to say one kind word about niggers."
"Liberals are our enemies."
"The conservative isn't against the Niggers, he just wants to
keep him in his place for his own good."
(Pres. John Kennedy and Atty. Gen. Robert Kennedy had waged a bitter
battle from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 1962, at the University of Mississippi.
The integration of one black student brought in the U.S. Army and
caused Gen. Edwin Walker to be confined.)
January 4, 1963, Larry Schmidt to B. Weissman, Munich:
"I want big men ... believe me if I had a dozen such men I can
conquer the world."
"I will go down in the history books as a great and noble man,
or a tyrant."
"I expect to see you here in Dallas, especially Norman and Larry."
"If Jim Mosely is not here by Feb. 15, he is finished."
"One thing had best be understood, I am not playing games here
in Dallas and expect you not to play games in Munich."
"I am not here in Dallas for my health or because I think Dallas
is a wonderful place."
"Continue to have regular meetings and try to get things back
in order in preparation for the big meetings."
February 2, 1963, Larry Schmidt:
"We have succeeded, the mission with which I was charged in Dallas
has been achieved."
"Friday night I attended a gathering of the top conservatives
"The meeting was at the home of Dr. Robert Morris, President
of the Defenders of American Liberty."
"Present were Mr. George Ward, Detective for Dallas City Police,
Mr. Ken Thompson, editorial writer for the Dallas Morning News, Mr.
Clyde Moore, former PR man for H.L. Hunt, former UPI writer. (Eight
"I told them exactly what I wanted."
"Others suggested using an already existing movement, named the
Young Americans for Freedom, with already 50,000 members."
"CUSA, as set up in Munich, is now an established fact in Dallas,
only we are calling it YAF. I think you catch on."
"We are starting Munich chapters of YAF. To spread to Stuttgart,
Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Berlin, Kaiserslautern."
"We are getting every top name in business, education, politics,
and religion to endorse YAF."
"The advisory board includes 37 congressmen . . . including Sen.
Strom Thurmond, Sen. John Tower, and Sen. Barry Goldwater. There is
Ronald Reagan, Gen. Mark Clark, Gen. Charles Willoughby, John Wayne,
"Change all your records to read YAF."
"All those months in Munich were not wasted. I accomplished my
task in Dallas. I need you here soon. I sold these people on each
of you and they are expecting you to come to Dallas and play an important
"The days of leisure are over."
"We want to see you, Norman, Jim and Bill Burley back here in
"Sheila and my brother will be here in August; Ken Glazebrook
June 13, 1963, Larry Schmidt to B. Weissman in Munich, Germany:
"Warren Carroll, our only other recruit to CUSA, is already a
PhD and two MS's. Warren is a scriptwriter for Lifeline, the H.L.
Hunt television and radio series. Hunt is the millionaire oilman."
"Warren is 32, former CIA man. Don't worry, he has been checked
"Hunt checked him out."
(This appears to be a military action, DIA. They have to check out
the CIA man, using Hunt's security).
After Jack Ruby was arrested for killing Oswald inside the Dallas
jail, there were copies of Warren Carroll's Lifeline on the seat of
his car. The section was on "Heroism," on how to become
a "hero." This is interesting because one of the first reasons
Ruby gave for killing Oswald was, "I wanted to show them a Jew
"We want to get Norman into the Republic National Bank ... where
we are building our credit like crazy for the day we need ready cash."
(The Dallas Republic National Bank was identified by the Washington
Post, February 26, 1967, as a conduit of CIA funds since 1958.)
(Connie Trammel, who worked at the Republic National Bank, accompanied
Jack Ruby to the office of Lamar Hunt, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1963, two
days before Kennedy was assassinated.)
October 1, 1963, Larry Schmidt to Munich, Germany:
"I have a lot of contacts, bankers, insurance men, realtors."
"My brother began working as an aide to General Walker. Paid
"National Indignation Committee will merge in the Fall of 1963,
as soon as Bernie and Norman are in Dallas."
"This is a top secret merger and is not to be discussed outside
October 29, 1963, Larry Schmidt to Munich Germany:
"This town is a battleground and that is no joke. I am a hero
to the right, a stormtrooper to the left."
"I have worked out a deal with the chairman of YAF. The arrangements
are always delicate, very delicate. If I don't produce the bodies
it is likely Dale (Davenport) will think me a phoney."
"He needs our help now. Adlai Stevenson is scheduled here on
"Kennedy is scheduled in Dallas on November 24."
"All big things are happening now."
1963: A few connections in Dallas -- Gen. Walter Dorberger, Michael
and Ruth Paine
When George de Mohrenschildt was busy introducing Lee and Marina to
the Dallas-Ft. Worth White Russian displaced Czarists, he managed
to keep the social level equal with his American contacts.
One casual dinner in the company of Michael and Ruth Paine, and that
was enough meeting to set the Oswalds’ course. George and Jeane
didn't have to meet with them again.
Ruth Paine would provide housing for Marina while Lee went to New
Orleans. A few weeks later, she drove Marina to join Lee. After summer
vacation at Wood's Hole, Mass., Ruth returned and brought Marina to
her home in Irving, Texas, while Lee was on the bus to Mexico with
Albert Osborne/John Bowen, and four other Solidarists from the Russian
After Kennedy was murdered, the Dallas police rushed to the Paine's
home. From that garage and elsewhere, via the Paines, came most of
the incriminating evidence against Oswald.
The alleged murder weapon never could be proven by the Warren Commission
as ever having come from their garage.
The cropped photo that Life printed with Oswald holding a rifle came
from a box removed from the garage, taken to the police department,
then returned the next day, with nobody present to indicate where
it came from.
Accessory after the fact, the letter was delivered to Marina in December
undated and unsigned, to cover up General Walker's anxiety to blame
a "Communist," Lee, for shooting at him in April and came
from Ruth to Marina. It wasn't in the home before then. The Warren
Commission required planted evidence sometimes in order to divert
from Lee Oswald's links to the Defense Department, assisted by Ruth
and Michael Paine.
Michael Paine's occupation at Bell Aircraft is the Defense Department.
This job requires security clearances, so what would the unlikely
Oswalds be doing in his home? Oswald, the "defector?"
Paine's boss at Bell Aircraft as Director of Research and Development,
was none other than the noterious war criminal General Walter Dornberger.
Dornberger was supposed to be hanged at Nuremburg for his war crimes,
slave labor and mass murders.
The British warned the U.S. not to let him live because even after
the war he was conniving for another one. As stated, "Dornberger
is a menace of the first order who is untrustworthy. His attitude
will turn ally against ally and he would become a source of irritation
and future unrest." (Project Paperclip. Clarence Lasby.)
The very first call to authorities after the gun went off on November
22, 1963, was from an employee at Bell Helicopter who suggested "Oswald
did it." Police never located the source of both Oswald addresses
Michael Paine took Lee to a meeting with General Edwin Walker shortly
before the assassination. Soon Oswald would be charged with having
shot Walker in April, and Walker would be calling his nazi cronies
in Germany 24 hours after JFK was killed telling them he finally solved
"who shot through his window" seven months earlier: the
Who were the Paines? To believe the Warren Commission and the CIA
staff of lawyers, they were Mr. and Mrs. Good Neighbor, all heart,
altruistic. Ruth simply wanted to learn more Russian from a native.
For that price, she housed Marina, a two-year-old daughter, a new
infant, with all the fuss and mess of three extras in a tiny house.
Michael Paine was a descendant of the Cabots on both sides. His cousin
Thomas Dudley Cabot, former president of United Fruit, had offered
their Gibraltar Steamship as a cover for the CIA during the Bay of
Pigs. Another cousin was Alexander Cochrane Forbes, a director of
United Fruit and trustee of Cabot, Cabot, and Forbes.
Both Allen Dulles and John J. McCloy were part of the United Fruit
team. The Paine family had links with circles of the OSS and the CIA.
Ruth Hyde Paine maintained close ties with the Forbes families. Peter
Dale Scott investigated the Paines, "the patrician Paine and
Forbes families." A far cry from anybody's neighbor.
Michael's education came as a tradition, third generation physicist
at Harvard before working for Bell Helicopter.
The British were correct on the Dornberger evaluation.
Another clue to Albert Speer, the Reichmaster for Munitions and War
Production, and General Dornberger, is their meeting as early as April,
When it was obvious to Hitler they would be losing the war against
the USSR, all top Nazis made detailed plans for two years on how to
Speer met with Dornberger, at Peenemunde, the missile and rocket factory
run with Werner Von Braun, and instructed him in "the dispersion
of functions throughout the Reich."
Translated, that meant get ready to come to the U.S.
Lee Harvey Oswald, Albert Osborne
When Lee Harvey Oswald entered Mexico at Laredo, Texas, on Sept. 26,
1963, his companion on the Red Arrow bus was Albert Osborne, alias
John Howard Bowen.
Bowen-Osborne had been running a school for highly professional marksmen
in Oaxaca, Mexico, since 1934. The cover for the place was his particular
mission, and he was the missionary.
The FBI records on Bowen go back to June 4, 1942, in Henderson Springs,
Tennessee. He operated a camp for boys known as "Campfire Council."
Neighbors complained it was for pro-nazi activities with young fascists.
Bowen vehemently opposed the U.S. going to war with nazi Germany.
They stomped on the American flag.
Before that, Bowen worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority since
His dual citizenship between Great Britain and the U.S. took him over
the entire globe. So did his use of multiple aliases.
After the Warren Commission published their report in September 1964,
several attorneys in the Southwest recognized the name of Osborne.
September 8, 1952, Jake Floyd was murdered. The target was meant to
be his father, District Judge Floyd. Two suspects were caught, one
got away. Their testimony was about being hired by Osborne and how
he ran the school for assassins.
Later investigation revealed Osborne's connections to Division V of
the FBI, and to Clay Shaw's Centro Mondiale Commerciale, with funding
coming from New Orleans for the CIA, Anti-Castro Cubans, and others.
Lee Harvey Oswald applied for a tourist card to enter Mexico while
still in New Orleans on September 17, 1963.
Four other persons, having consecutive tourist numbers, departed nine
days later, like Oswald, all to arrive at the same time, entering
from several different cities. They were part of the White Russian
Solidarists, the Gehlen emigre community that Lee and Marina mingled
This assassination team funded Maurice Brooks Gatlin, Guy Bannister,
and the Miami office of Double Check Corporation.
J. Edgar Hoover's Division V, Domestic Intelligence, working with
the American Council of Christian Churches, had used this group from
the Bowen-Osborne academy of assassins.
Volume XXV of the Hearings has many pages of interviews with people
who had sent money to Jack Bowen. They never met him, and some like
Mrs. Bessie White, Pikesville, Tenn., mailed "$35 a month to
John Howard Bowen who she believed had been doing missionary work
for 18 years in Mexico." Osborne-Bowen had a mission.
Lee Harvey Oswald, agent from U.S. Defense Dept., had a team of doubles
impersonating his behavior, leaving trails of anti-American frustration
and meetings with various people.
While Oswald was in Mexico just prior to Kennedy's murder, the purposes
were concealed. Meanwhile, the CIA and various authorities led Oswald
to the Cuban Embassy, the Soviet Embassy. When the face or voices
didn't match the authentic Oswald, it didn't matter, given a difference
of 40 to 50 pounds and shape. What came from all this was the conclusion
that Oswald had really wanted to go to Cuba next. Which Oswald, and
This was to finalize with the illusion of an Oswald-Castro admiration
just days before Kennedy would be killed.
Senator John Tower and Marina Oswald
One of the most consistent conservatives among Buckley's YAF Advisory
Board was Senator John Tower, Texas.
If there is anything he wouldn't want in his back yard it was a defector
and his allegedly Communist wife from Minsk.
Yet, two years after joining the YAF team in 1960, Tower was passing
all waivers in order for Marina Oswald to get to the United States
as soon as possible. Without his permission, this trip might never
have taken place. Many wives from the USSR are not that lucky.
March 22, 1962, Senator Tower cooperated. "The sanctions imposed
on immigration and nationality are hereby waived in behalf of Mrs.
Oswald. The file check on Marina by the FBI, CIA, Dept. of Security
Office, Division of biographical intelligence and passport office,"
(Volume XXIV, 298).
George de Mohrenschildt testified in Volume IX, pages 228-229, "Marina
Oswald's father had been a Czarist officer of some kind. I don't remember
whether it was army or navy."
Her real father was never identified by name in all of the testimony.
Between 1948 and 1950 over 200 Byelorussian nazis and their families
were brought to New Jersey. Both George de Mohrenschildt and Marina
had come from Minsk, part of the Byelorussian area.
The Gehlen nazi emigres were useful to every part of the Kennedy assassination
John Tower knew Marina was a safe bet. Otherwise, why the hurry? Our
CIA and the Defense Department knew all there was to know about both
Oswalds. Therefore, Tower signed the immigration papers fast.
The Argentine Connections: Isaac Dan Levine and the Ziger Family
The Warren Report wasn't published until September, 1964. Testimony
of witnesses and exhibits were being collected up to the day of printing.
Yet as early as June 2, 1964, Isaac Don Levine, another arch-enemy
of Communists and a so-called expert on the Soviet mind, was arranging
with the Warren Commission staff to bring the daughters of Oswald's
boss, Alexander Ziger, from the Minsk Radio factory to Argentina.
He suggested using CIA assistance.
What was that about?
"When the Oswalds left Russia they smuggled out a message to
one of the relatives of the Zigers living in the U.S. They wanted
help to get the Zigers’ daughters out of Russia. The daughters,
having been born in Argentina, could claim Argentine citizenship.
Levine suggested some confidential source in the American Government
such as the CIA should contact the Argentine Government to set machinery
in motion. (Memorandum from W. David Slauson: Conference with Mr.
Isaac Don Levine, May 23, 1964).
January 21, 1964, John J. McCloy told Commission members, before any
witness was yet called, "this fellow Levine is a contact with
Marina to break the story up in a little more graphic manner and tie
it into a Russian business, and it is with the thought and background
of Russian connections, conspiracy concept."
If there was a Russian conspiracy to kill President John Kennedy,
John McCloy, Isaac Don Levine, Allen Dulles, and J. Edgar Hoover,
not to speak of Nixon and others, would squeeze that out.
Remember Gary Powers strongly hinted at Oswald's role in downing the
U-2, breaking up the Eisenhower-Khrushchev meeting while Lee was employed
at the Minsk Radio factory?
Nicolae Malaxa, Otto Skorzeny, and international CIA-DIA agents were
thick in both Minsk and Argentina. It was Alexander Ziger and his
family who introduced Lee to Marina Oswald. That same evening they
were at the home of an unidentified woman just returned from the U.S.
The President of the U.S. had been murdered in 1963.
Six months later the CIA is supposed to assist the Ziger daughters?
One more connection to Richard Nixon.
When poor Whittaker Chambers almost collapsed from the strain of having
to testify against Alger Hiss, it was Isaac Don Levine who took "Chambers
by the arm, a reluctant Chambers, and arranged the meetings where
he would begin to smear Hiss." (Friendship and Fratricide, Meyer
When Levine was searching for a Soviet connection to Kennedy's death,
he was also doing business with Marina's new manager, James Martin.
It was Martin who was selling the photo of Oswald posing with Communist
literature and a rifle, the same evidence pulled from the Paine's
garage. Notice the similarity to the Whittaker Chambers pumpkin papers
years earlier that launched Nixon's political career and convicted
If the evidence didn't fit the conclusions of the investigators, the
one picture would sell the Oswald assassin story.
"Treason for My Daily Bread" -- Argentina and Martin Bormann
In August 1971, a French paper headlined a news story, "Martin
Bormann behind the Kennedy murders." It listed an international
band of killers that was located in Texas. They carried out the two
assassinations at the German command.
Six years later, June 8, 1977, the London Guardian reported, "Bormann
Linked with Kennedy Murder." This story was based on a new book
titled, Treason for My Daily Bread by Mikhail Lebedev.
Lebedev detailed how Martin Bonnann left Europe, established his current
life in Paraguay, and how the fatal head shot to Kennedy was delivered
by an agent paid by Bormann, alias of Zed.
Is any of this true?
Many of these allegations and names come together with both Paris
Flammonde's The Kennedy Conspiracy and the Nomenclature of an Assassination
Cabal, known as the Torbitt Document.
"Zed" allegedly used a .45 for the final shot.
Buddy Walters, murdered January 10, 1969, picked up a .45 slug in
Dealey Plaza and gave it to the Dallas Police.
There were two possible assassination teams in Dallas.
The military from Munich, Germany, that was to take over the YAF,
with Robert Morris' help, have yet to be identified or interviewed
(Morris from U.S. intelligence, having to do with USSR covert work.)
Gen. Edwin Walker's arrangement with U.S. Military in Germany or,
the arrival of such people for Nov. 22, 1963, is open to question.
Albert Osborne's "mission" in Mexico, with direct links
to Clay Shaw's Centro Mondiale Commerciale, has never been touched.
This was the international band of killers with the Borghese-James
Angleton operations working throughout the world.
Otto Skorzeny's CIA and Reinhard Gehlen death squads, with headquarters
in Madrid, were funded by Martin Bormann when the Evita Peron funds
were shared after 1952.
Lebedev mentions "Ruth," David Ferrie, Clay Shaw, Guy Bannister,
and Colonel Orlov.
The very first day George de Mohrenschildt visited Marina Oswald she
was alone and Lee was working. He brought with him a "Colonel
The House Select Committee on Assassinations "investigated"
the murder of President John F. Kennedy from 1976-1978. The information
about Bormann was available from 1971. Treason for My Daily Bread
was published while they were supposed to be finding the smoking gun.
G. Robert Blakey, Chief Consul for the Committee, refused to admit
any research or documents on these subjects. He would hang up the
telephone and even refused to say if he had ever seen the Torbitt
Six million dollars was allotted by Congress to investigate the assassination
of President Kennedy. Martin Bormann may have had his motives for
his actions through the years. What were G. Robert Blakey's? What
form of prosecution should be suggested for committees paid to uncover
the truth who continuously sweep under the rug?
In A Study of a Master Spy, published in London in 1961, Bob Edwards,
a member of Parliament and Kenneth Dunne, presented documentary evidence
that Allen Dulles of the CIA carried on secret conferences with representatives
of Hitler's SS Security Office in February and March 1943. They learned
that "Official Washington knew Martin Bormann, Deputy Fuhrer
of Hitler’s Germany, master-minded the international 'Die Spinne'
(Spider) underground organization which is planning to revive nazism
as soon as West Germany is adequately rearmed by the United States.
Official Washington seems disinterested."
With John J. McCloy, Allen Dulles and J. Edgar Hoover in control of
the Kennedy assassination investigation, these nazi connections were
The CIA's Man: The Chronology of Helmet Streikher
1937: Trained for the Gustapo's S.S Officers. A graduate of The University
of Bonn Germany. Went to Military School at Blutordensberg, located
at Vogelsang Castle.
1938: Assigned to Spain to join General Francisco Franco.
1939-1940: In the U.S. he learned English and American customs. His
cover was as a German journalist working for Adolph Hitler.
1940-1941: Was with Reinhard Gehlen in Eastern Europe. He will join
Gehlen when they are both working for Army intelligence.
1943-1945: Streikher worked with Skorzeny.
1945: May 7, 1945, Streikher surrenders to Allies and is cleared for
intelligence, accepted for U.S. Army by October 1945.
1946-1947: He works for the OSS (Officers of Strategic Services) in
Europe, Central Intelligence Group. CIG.
1948-1950: Streikher was stationed in Israel, Greece, Europe, Africa
and Middle East. OSS becomes CIA.
1951-1957: CIA assigned back to General Gehlen, now in his German
offices of the BND.
1958: In the U.S. Training Army Intelligence offices and CIA.
1958-1961: Helps plan Cuban Invasion. Active in the Bay of Pigs.
1961-1965: He was in Africa, Middle East, and United States on CIA
assignment. On November 22, 1963, he said, "One of the worst
kept secrets in the C, is the truth about the President's murder.
It wasn't Castro or the Russians. The men who killed Mr. Kennedy were
CIA contract agents."
"John Kennedy's murder was a two-part conspiracy murder. One
was the action end with the killers; the other was the deeper part,
the acceptance and protection of that murder by the Intelligence aparatus
that controls the way the world operates."
"It had to happen. The man was too independent for his own good."
1968-1970: Senior Field Agent for CIA. Disguised as a writer.
1971-1973: Back in the United States. Langley, Virginia, training
and making plans under assignment.
1974-1977: Under George Bush, director of CIA, Streikher sent to Africa
and Middle East.
1978-1980: Contract agent on special assignment for CIA. June 15,
1980 he retired.
Other Known Aliases: U.S. Army officer Captain William Raine, also
known as Ross Meyers, Hans Mollof, Karl Rolff, and Mark Schmidt. He
had nine (9) other pieces of identification in other names and nationalities,
some in the form of passports.
The Bunge Corporation, Argentina & Germany
The stock market dropped 24 points in 27 minutes when news of President
Kennedy's assassination was announced. 2.6 million shares were sold
off. It was the greatest panic since 1929.
Somebody made a huge profit selling short in many markets.
Somebody made half a billion dollars in one day. Coincidentally, the
Allied Crude Vegetable Oil Refining Corporation, headed by New Jersey
commodities dealer Anthony De Angeles, crashed the same day, driving
the market down.
Allied Crude was controlled by U.S. American Bunge Corporation and
financially controlled by a group of share-holders headquartered in
Argentina, known as "Bunge and Born, LDA."
Business Week of October 19, 1963, one month before the Kennedy assassination,
described the Born family in Argentina, the biggest shareholders for
Bunge, as being from Europe, specifically Germany.
Everything about Bunge has German influence. They have a $2 billion
annual business in 80 countries. There are over 110 offices, all linked
by Telex and under-the-ocean telegraph channels. The Bunge Corporation
is referred to as "the Octopus."
The book Were We Controlled? detailed the relationship of the Bunge
Corporation, the foreknowledge of Kennedy's murder, and the Argentine-German
General Edwin Walker and the Hitler Nazis
The Eagle's Nest, now a mountain restaurant, was given to Adolf Hitler
by nazi aide Martin Bormann for the fuhrer's 50th birthday. It is
not far from Hitler's former summer home in Berchtesgaden.
Nearby is the Platterhof Hotel, built for guests when they came to
pay their respects. The Platterhof has changed its name to the General
November 23, 1963, one day after Kennedy's death, Gen. Edwin Walker
called Munich, Germany, from Shreveport, La.
Walker's important story, via transatlantic telephone, was to the
nazi newspaper Deutsche National Zeitung un Soldaten-Zeitung. Walker
couldn't wait to tell them in Munich that Lee Harvey Oswald, the lone
suspect in the Dallas murders, was the same person who shot through
his window in April, 1963.
There was never one shred of evidence, or a reliable witness, that
could make this connection Dallas police and FBI were taken by surprise.
In order to cover this over-exuberance of trying to link a Marxist
assassin to this altercation, it became necessary to have Ruth Paine
deliver that ridiculous letter to Marina Oswald on December 3, 1964.
The delayed letter was to have been written the night Lee was out
shooting in Walker's home.
The only piece of bullet that remained in custody was never positively
identified as coming from the 6.5 Mannlicher Carcano, and there is
no proof Oswald even handled this rifle.
Why was General Walker in such a hurry to get his information printed
in Germany before anybody in Dallas ever heard about it?
Kurt-George Kiesinger had just been installed as Chancellor of West
Germany and Franz-Josef Straus as finance minister.
Kissinger entered the radio propaganda division of nazi Foreign Minister
von Ribbentrop at age 36. He was then directing a world-wide radio
propaganda apparatus with 195 specialists under his supervision during
the war. He was the liaison officer, coordinating his department's
work with that of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
Richard Nixon and Kurt-George Kiesinger were soon, or maybe before,
to become pals. Nixon tried to hide his nazi past.
But General Walker, now home from military service in Munich, knew
the importance of such propaganda. He was calling the same people
who, under Hitler, published and controlled the newspapers.
There were two motives for this call.
First, it gave international attention to the fact that Oswald, the
Marxist gunman, was shooting at Walker as well as the President.
General Walker knew too many people in the Defense Department and
in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that could be part of this assassination.
He made himself appear as a victim instead of a suspect.
The other reason, along with the expertise of Robert Morris's counter-intelligence
and psychological warfare training, was to create a profile for Lee
No possible motive could explain why Oswald would really want to kill
President Kennedy. By having Oswald appear to shoot the right-wing
General Walker with his John Birch connections, his militant anti-communist
stance, then shoot John Kennedy, the same Commie-symp Walker was accusing
of treason, it would appear that Oswald was just nuts. He didn't know
right from left.
The Munich newspaper Walker called was linked to the World Movement
for a Second Anti-Komintern, part of the Gehlen and U.S. right.
Some of Hitler's ex-nazis and SS-men were on the Staff.
The editor, Gerhard Frey, was a close friend with various nazi members
of the Witiko League. The Witiko League and the Sudetendeutch Landsmannscraft
were organizations for displaced refugees. By the summer of 1948 they
formed large organizations and by 1955 Dr. Walter Becher was elected
to the executive board of the Witiko League. Becher was one of the
kingpins of nazi front organizations.
Sen. Joe McCarthy, Charles Willoughby, Gen. Edwin Walker, and Robert
Morris' links to the German nazis converged when Dr. Walter Becher
set up offices in Washington, D.C. in 1950.
By July 16, 1957, Becher, praised by American Opinion and other extreme
right publications, started his policy of liberation. General Douglas
MacArthur, Senator Joe McCarthy, General Willoughby, members of the
U.S. Congress or public officials then started openly to meet with
and cooperate with the nazi resurgence.
Dan Smooth, former Dallas FBI agent is the type of person who kept
strong nazi ties with Dr. Becher in Munich, to Western Goals today.
His printed sheets were identical to the Goebbels propaganda years
ago, or to Walker's disinformation one day after Kennedy was killed.
Volkmar Schmidt came from Munich, Germany, to work full time for General
Walker. How long did he work, and where was he on November 23, 1963,
when Walker made the call to the same city the CUSA imports came from?
The YAF crowd in Dallas was an interesting gang: Col. Charles Willoughby,
intelligence Chief for S. Pacific, Robert Morris, U.S. counter-intelligence
and psychological warfare, Gen Edwin Walker, brought home from Munich
by JFK, William Buckley, CIA in Japan, Mexico, and elsewhere, Sen.
John Tower, who gave the okay for Marina Oswald.
1964: The Warren Commission
President Lyndon Johnson was forced to select a commission to investigate
the assassination of President Kennedy and the murder of Lee Harvey
Oswald by Jack Ruby.
Texas authorities were supposed to do the original investigation.
There were too many suspicious people around the world who believed
a conspiracy existed. Those rumors had to be squelched.
J. Edgar Hoover's FBI never budged from its conclusion that Lee Harvey
acted alone. Whatever evidence didn't fit this decision was ignored.
Twenty-six volumes of witness testimony and exhibits were published.
8000 copies were sold. No more reprints. The contradiction between
the conclusions of the Warren Report, and the abundance of discrepancies
in the other volumes, makes fascinating reading.
Chief Justice Earl Warren, John J. McCloy, and Allen Dulles were the
logical choices for LBJ.
President Kennedy didn't trust Allen Dulles as CIA Director. Now JFK
was dead and Dulles would be in charge of all possible "conspiracy"
Richard Nixon, temporarily retired from politics for the first time
since 1946, selected Rep. Gerald Ford to be on this Commission. Nixon
selected Ford a second time when he ran home to escape impeachment
One of the first subjects for commission members to share in January,
one month before witnesses were selected, was the matter of Lee Harvey
Oswald being a government agent.
Gerald Ford was the only member of the group to write a book on the
assassination. His book opened with the hushed and secret meeting
where allegations had been received that Oswald worked for the FBI.
What Ford left out of his book, and the commissioners ignored in their
Report, was that Oswald was also identified as working for the CIA.
Commission Chairman Earl Warren and Commission Attorney Leon Jaworski
knew about this. They stated that "Mr. Belli, attorney for Jack
L. Ruby, was familiar with these allegations."
Oswald's informant number was Number 110669.
How was that for a starter?
The next move was to start building the myth about the deceased and
ignore fact one, stated above. This grand commission would call in
a doctor who never met Lee Oswald or Jack Ruby to assist them with
their project, covering up.
Justice Warren suggested bringing in Dr. Overholser, who "of
course is not a lawyer. He is a doctor from St. Elizabeth's Hospital."
As the Chairman went on to explain, "we felt we ought to have
someone who, in that field, could advise us on matters concerning
the life of Oswald and possibly the life of Ruby also."
The next order of business was who should write the Report for them?
By January 21, 1964, that had to be decided.
Chairman Earl Warren said, "we consulted with the Defense Department,
and they have offered to lend us one of their historians to do this
job, and we think that it is quite essential to the work of the Commission."
Mr. Goldberg would assist from the Air Force. Mr. Cokery was from
"Mr. Winnaker recommended them," Chief Counsel J. Lee Rankin
offered. "We would work with them to try to anticipate all of
the various historical aspects."
"Who's Who in the CIA" described "Mr. Winnaker"
as having been born in Germany in 1904. His full name is Dr. Rudolph
August Winnacker. He was an analyst for the OSS, historian in the
War Department from 1945-1949, and then Chief of Historical Division
of the Pentagon."
Was Winnaker the ilk of Willoughby? Or Reinhard Gehlen? When did he
come here from Germany? Where is he now?
Gehlen after the 1972 funeral of Wehrmacht Col. Gen. Franz Halder
Marina Oswald was the first witness to testify on February 3, 1964.
Warren wanted nothing more than to make her comfortable.
The first question dealt with the General Walker story because Walker
had blown it by calling Munich so soon. That scandal had to be put
to rest right away.
Warren asked Marina "if Exhibit 2 was familiar to her because
it was a picture of General Walker's house?"
Marina said, "no," but that wasn't good enough.
She was asked again, and once more said, "I didn't see it, at
least, taken from this view I can't recognize it. I never saw the
house itself at any time in my life."
That wasn't sufficient. She just couldn't remember "this particular
Chairman Warren was ready to go "off the record." They had
only just begun.
Chief Counsel Rankin suggested he show her "more pictures,"
then maybe she would recognize the Walker home.
This time she was given a selection of a location in New Orleans,
two snapshots from Leningrad, and the same shot of the Walker home.
Because Walker wasn't living in a castle in Leningrad, Marina assumed
that house in Dallas must belong to "General Walker."
Therefore this was admitted for identification.
The Defense Department history could then proceed. "Marina Oswald
positively identified the photograph of General Walker’s home
among Lee's possessions."
There are a lot of things that remain to be said about this commission
and their phoney report.
Admission of an old card trick at the beginning set the tone for what
was to follow. What was never supposed to come out was the use of
Reinhard Gehlen agents surrounding Lee and Marina Oswald for the purposes
of covering up the assassination conspiracy.
Two Lee Harvey Oswalds existed.
One memorized the Marine manual by age 17, went directly into radar
and electronic work. He trained at U-2 bases, learned the Russian
language, got himself into and out of the Soviet Union, wrote clear
and literate letters. He was met, upon arriving home, by Government
agents, provided with occupations, fathered two children, owed no
debts, traveled around a great deal, met with interesting oil geologists,
defense department and intelligence agents. Their social circle included
the "Cabots and Lodges" from Czarist Russia, Admirals and
some fancy folks.
The other Oswald was one developed by the Warren Commission to divert
attention from the facts. Nobody ever saw the original "diary"
that he couldn't have possibly written.
Every Gehlen witness and emigre associated with the CIA, Tolstoy Foundation,
or Greek Orthodox Church was directed towards the most ridiculous
questions. From all that garbage the Defense Department wrote the
The last thing that should happen is for the warriors to interpret
and define for us. The facts speak for themselves.