Revisionist History – Hitler

post by don Quixote:

This is a good site to get you started Hitler

 

http://thegreateststorynevertold.tv/

 

Download here the monumental opus Hitler’s war by David Irving.

Hitler’s war – pdf

post by kateye:

This may not be popular but some things have been bothering me since watching The Greatest Story Never Told when we were at the other forum.  I certainly learned lots and looked at things different but the near end of the video bothered me by elevating Hitler as a hero.  I had a few questions about where the financing came from and they were kind of answered but not to my satisfaction.  The news clips that were plentiful captured the battles that were little known and the atrocities by ALL camps involved in WW ll but it just didn’t seem complete.  In the last few days I have come upon 3 articles that seem to make more sense when looking at the full picture.  While none of these articles mentions Jews at all they do condemn the West – primarily Britain and the United States, the same group that we are worried about today.

The first article describes the guided financial ruin of Europe and particular Germany by the British bankers and the Federal Reserve:

The Americans Who Funded Hitler, Nazis, German Economic Miracle, and WW ll

The next article is an american author who writes that Stalin was mis-characterized (like Hitler) especially surrounding the Katyn massacre of 1940:

US Historian: Stalin Not Guilty of Major War Crime Blamed On Him (Katyn)

The last article is also about Stalin and the decision he had to make after economic sanctions directed by the West caused massive deaths due to the famine in and around Ukraine:

Holodomor, Ukranian genocide under Stalin, orchestrated by the West

All these bankers involved are not Jewish.  I know there is a lot of reading but whoever is REALLY controlling these past events are doing the same today.  It’s too easy to point the finger at the Jewish problem and bypass the real ‘people.’  Look forward to opinions!!!
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post by kateye:

A rather long but GOOD article/and update on 86 year old German historian, Ursula Haverbeck who was arrested shortly after her interview on the 2nd largest network in Germany questioning the Holocaust.  Unfortunately she will probably be charged 5 years in prison but maybe her bravery will rub off on others and the right thing can be done:

German Television Exposes Holocaust Lies: Historic Broadcast Shocks Germany

post by don Quixote:

Is the Holocaust a Hoax?

Within five minutes, any intelligent, open-minded person can be convinced that the Holocaust gassings of World War II are a profitable hoax.

Fred A. Leuchter is America’s leading specialist on the design and fabrication of execution equipment, including homicidal gas chambers. In 1988, Leuchter scraped samples from the alleged gas chamber walls in Auschwitz, Birkenau and Lublin. Cyanide residue would be clearly evident on all these walls if gassings did occur. To his astonishment, Leuchter found no significant cyanide traces in any one of these rooms.

In 1991, the Polish government repeated these tests to disprove Leuchter’s findings, but they as well found no evidence of any gassings ever occurring.

The structural integrity of these “gas chambers” is also extremely faulty. These rooms have ordinary doors and windows which are not hermetically sealed! There are large gaps between the floors and doors. If the Germans had attempted to gas anyone in these rooms, they would have died themselves, as the gas would have leaked and contaminated the entire area. Also, no equipment exists to exhaust the air-gas mixture from these buildings. Nothing was made to introduce or distribute the gas throughout the chambers. There are no provisions to prevent condensation of gas on the walls, floors or ceilings. No exhaust stacks have ever existed.

Though six million Jews supposedly died in the gas chambers, not one body has ever been autopsied and found to have died of gas poisoning. We have been shown piles of bodies from World War II, but most of these persons died of typhus or starvation or Allied bombings and a great many of those were murdered Germans, not Jews. Roughly the equivalent of ten football fields should be packed full of gassed bodies to present as evidence, yet not one body has ever been discovered.

The Germans documented everything in meticulous detail from shrubbery to arbors, but no pre-war or wartime plans or documents exist that detail or even mention any gas chambers for reasons of genocide. All documents ever presented were drawn up AFTER the war.

Even if we threw away all the evidence and accounted for every so-called gas chamber, it would have taken 68 YEARS to accomplish gassing six million Jews!

Even The Diary of Anne Frank is a hoax. Portions of the diary were written with a ball point pen. These pens were not in use at the time Anne Frank lived.

It is not denied concentration camps existed. Tragically, many died of typhus or starvation, as often happens in such situations. There is, however, no evidence that any gassings occurred for the reasons of genocide.

Israel continues to receive trillions of dollars worldwide as retribution for Holocaust gassings. Our country has donated more money to Israel than to any other country in the history of the world — over $35 billion per year, everything included. If not for our extravagantly generous gifts to Israel, every family in America could afford a brand new Mercedes Benz. Surely the American people would be outraged if they realized their hard-earned money is being squandered in these difficult times.

With all this money at stake for Israel, it is easy to comprehend why this Holocaust hoax is so secretly guarded. The Jewish name for Holocaust is “Shoah.” In Zionist circles, it is known as “Shoah Business.” If nothing else, this unbelievable coverup demonstrates the irrepressible Zionist influence and control of our country. Their only defense against the facts is to cry out “antisemitic,” “Skinhead” or “Nazi,” whereas the majority of those who question the Holocaust are ordinary citizens…though you would never know it from the media.

In whatever way you can, please help shatter this profitable myth. It is time we stop sacrificing America’s welfare for the sake of Israel and spend our hard-earned dollars on Americans.

(For more information contact The Institute for Historical Review P.O. Box 2739 Newport Beach, CA 92659 USA).

Jewish Orchestra performing at Theresienstadt 'Konzentrationslager' Camp. Photo taken by Kurt Gerron, Jewish wartime film producer.

Jewish Orchestra performing at Theresienstadt ‘Konzentrationslager’ Camp. Photo taken by Kurt Gerron, Jewish wartime film producer.

The Big Lie

by Adolf Hitler

This military collapse [the First World War] was itself only the consequence of a large number of symptoms of disease

and their causes, which even in peacetime were with the German nation.

This was the first consequence, catastrophic and visible to all, of an ethical and moral poisoning,

of a diminution in the instinct of self-preservation and its preconditions,

which for many years had begun to undermine the foundations of the people and the Reich.

It required the whole bottomless falsehood of the Jews and their Marxist fighting organization

to lay the blame for the collapse on that very man who alone, with superhuman energy and will power,

tried to prevent the catastrophe he foresaw and save the nation from its time of deepest humiliation and disgrace.

By branding Ludendorff as guilty for the loss of the World War they took the weapon of moral right

from the one dangerous accuser who could have risen against the traitors to the fatherland.

In this they proceeded on the sound principle that the magnitude of a lie always contains a certain factor of credibility,

since the great masses of the people in the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted

rather than consciously and purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of the primitive simplicity of their minds

they more easily fall a victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things,

but would be ashamed of lies that were too big.

Such a falsehood will never enter their heads and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery

and infamous misrepresentation in others; yes, even when enlightened on the subject, they will long doubt and waver,

and continue to accept at least one of these causes as true.

Therefore, something of even the most insolent lie will always remain and stick –

a fact which all the great lie-virtuosi and lying-clubs in this world know only too well and also make the most treacherous use of.

The foremost connoisseurs of this truth regarding the possibilities in the use of falsehood and slander have always been the Jews;

for after all, their whole existence is based on one single great lie, to wit,

that they are a religious community while actually they are a race – and what a race!

One of the greatest minds of humanity† has nailed them forever as such in an eternally correct phrase of fundamental truth:

he (Schopenhauer) called them ‘the great masters of the lie.’

And anyone who does not recognize this or does not want to believe it will never in this world be able to help the truth to victory.

SUPPRESSED SCIENCE

The complete text of

Social Psychology, Religious Belief, Censorship and the Holocaust
Simon G. Sheppard BSc. ISBN 1-901240-11-8, 1998.

Rejected by: Ethics, Journal of Contemporary Religion, International Journal of Psychology, Psychological Bulletin, Sociological Review, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Skeptical Enquirer, Social Forces, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Journal of Religion, History, British Journal of Sociology, Theory Culture and Society, Past and Present, Critical Inquiry.

Abstract

Accurate perception cannot be achieved when unpopular views are suppressed. The existing literature makes the automatic assumption that Holocaust denial is unfounded denial and by this and other means Revisionists are marginalized. In this study the Jewish Holocaust is considered in terms of the social psychological phenomena of the contagion, the heuristic, the commonplace, the phantom and the granfalloon. It is postulated that the Holocaust and its associated ideology (‘Holocaustianity’) is a quasi-religion comparable to medieval Christianity. 70 refs.

In the American Humanist magazine Free Inquiry, its Editor, Professor Paul Kurtz, wrote ‘We can take nothing for granted: some relatively unknown religious ideology may again sweep the world’ (Kurtz, 1994). From a rationalist perspective the disadvantage of religion is that it is capable of facilitating radical social changes which may be undesired. If a religion were to be unrecognized as such it could avoid the modern policy of separating Church and State.

The theme of this review is that a new religion has indeed become established. In what may, to future generations, be a remarkable exemplification of ambivalence, the new creed has been adopted and is being promoted by leading Humanists. Humanist publications seek to rationalize and debunk claims of supernatural forces, UFO phenomena and pseudoscience, but in this study the processes which are cited as the origin of such claims are applied to Humanists themselves. ‘We can sometimes see the error or foolishness in other people’s beliefs. It is very difficult to see the same in our own’ wrote one contributor to Free Inquiry’s sister magazine, Skeptical Inquirer (Alcock, 1995).

That some Humanists have succumbed to a religious faith appears on first examination to be a blatant contradiction. However when we learn from Wolpert that ‘many scientists are deeply religious’ this apparent inconsistency is resolved. He reports that around fifty percent of scientists are religious (1992: xiii, 150). Since both religion and science are the product of sublimation, individuals who sublimate their sexual drives are more likely to enter into these activities, including several at once.

Dawkins wrote of religious faith that ‘it is capable of driving people to such dangerous folly that [it] seems to me to qualify as a kind of mental illness’ (1989: 330). Wolpert adds that ‘the capacity for self-delusion, even among scientists, should never be underestimated: conviction can have profound effects on observation’ (Wolpert: 1992: 141). Both Dawkins and Wolpert are noted Humanists. In addition to the examples quoted by Wolpert, in the 18th century there was a school of philosophers, which included Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who maintained that chimpanzees and other anthropoid apes were man (Baker, 1974: 22-23). A more contemporary example might be the events which have followed the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Baigent & Leigh, 1991). Humans have an enormous capacity for false perception and denial.

The postulate to be presented here is that the Holocaust, the putative extermination of six million Jews during WWII, satisfies the criteria of the contagion, the heuristic and the commonplace. Details of these and the phantom and granfalloon phenomena were collected and summarized by A. R. Pratkanis, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California (1995). It is argued that Holocaust imagery and its associated philosophy displays religious characteristics, and this thesis may illustrate how a religion can evolve. Readers who balk at this 20th century heresy are reminded that it is perilously easy to distort history and if this scenario cannot be reviewed impartially then something is clearly amiss. In the most cogent and scholarly treatment of this topic to date Dr. A. R. Butz (1977) gave the Donation of Constantine as an example of a hoax which took many centuries to debunk. The truth can only be arrived upon when both sides of an argument are considered; we might even regard intolerance of opposing views as conclusive proof of perversion. Wolpert further remarked that ‘One should be suspicious of ideas… which have been so easily incorporated into our everyday thinking’ (1992: 135). ‘Man, it has been said, is not “a veridical animal,” but his habit of lying is not nearly so extraordinary as his amazing readiness to believe’ (Ponsonby, 1991: 13).

A Common Misconception

The distinction must firstly be made between the common perception of the Holocaust, orthodox historical opinion and the view of the Revisionist heretics. A direct correspondence exists between this demarcation and that of the laity, clergy and the infidels of medieval Christian culture (Harper-Bill, 1988: 149). The laity was the people of simple faith who believed what they were told by the clergy, while the higher clerics at least attended Theological Colleges and considered difficult themes like transubstantiation and the various contradictions in the divine text. Unbelievers were isolated, if not actively persecuted.

The ‘orthodox’ historical opinion taken is that of Keegan and Messenger, both Sandhurst military historians. Their view is that mass exterminations only took place on Polish territory (Keegan, 1989: 286-288; Messenger, 1989: 97). Specifically, neither Dachau nor Buchenwald were extermination camps. Kurtz (1994) provides a typical example of how erroneous convictions can be founded and maintained: ‘With me remain painful memories of the horrible Holocaust’ he wrote, ‘we arrived at Dachau and Buchenwald just after their liberation.’ Kurtz is one of many individuals who still believe that the large numbers of casualties found in concentration camps at that time were victims of a Holocaust. ‘We are all even more prone to error when rare or emotionally laden events are involved’ proposed Alcock (1995): ‘Experiences accompanied by strong emotion may leave an unshakable belief in whatever explanation appealed to the individual at the time.’ Mainstream historians now accept that, despite what was concluded at Nuremberg, no mass execution gas chambers existed in the German camps and that the inmates in them died from other causes, mainly starvation and typhus.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross,1 ‘in the chaotic condition of Germany after the invasion during the final months of the war, the camps received no food supplies at all and starvation claimed an increasing number of victims’ (ICRC, 1948: 83). The Allies, despite protests from the ICRC, had continually bombarded the supply lines to the camps, exacerbating the already severe conditions prevailing near the end of the war. In this regard the ICRC had protested as early as 15 March 1944 about ‘the barbarous aerial warfare’ (ICRC, 1947: 78). Many tens of thousands of camp internees died, especially in the winter and spring of 1945, during the unimaginable turmoil of the closing stages of the war. Epidemics of typhus in the camps were common.2 ‘In times of crisis – war, stock frenzy, pestilence, riot… a society will have indefinite fears, hopes, and anxieties, but its contact with reality will be quite tenuous’ suggests Paulos (1995).

Table.Summary of Quoted Social Psychological Phenomena

Commonplace A widely accepted belief that can serve as the basis of an appeal.

Contagion If one vivid report is received, any superficially similar phenomena will be attributed to the same cause.

Granfalloon A proud and meaningless association of human beings.

Heuristic An if… then rule which follows non-rigorous logic.

Phantom A goal or ideal that looks real and possible; it looks as if it might be accomplished with just the right effort, just the right belief, or just the right amount of money, but in reality it can’t be obtained.

 
Holocaust as Contagion
The essence of the contagion is that if one vivid report is received, any superficially similar phenomena will be attributed to the same cause. Besides the occasion when the Devil’s footprints were purportedly seen in the snow and ice of Devonshire in February 1855, a more recent instance occurred in Holland in 1978 when 100 sightings of an escaped panda were reported even though the animal had been killed within a few yards of the zoo from which it had escaped (Nickell, 1996). In the first case sightings of unusual footprints were attributed to the Devil and in the second, many equivocal glimpses of animals were thought to be the panda. The human capacity for dual interpretation is a likely origin of the contagion phenomenon.

In the Holocaust, many sinister features may be duplicate and assumed. For example, any large hospital has a crematorium but the installations in the concentration camps have been imbued with deep significance. Auschwitz, the largest camp by far, had a typical population of 70,0003 and so the absence of such a facility would have been unusual. A similar situation may exist with the gas used to fumigate clothes and buildings in attempts to control the lice which were the vector of typhus.

In 1988 the American engineer Fred Leuchter visited the Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek camps to take samples of the residues of Zyklon B (hydrocyanic acid) which would inevitably remain if the supposed gas chambers had really been used as such. They were the first forensic tests ever undertaken of the putative gas chambers. Leuchter is a consultant who has been hired by the American Prison Service to advise on the construction of their gas chambers. Residues of cyanide in Delousing Facility No. 1 at Birkenau, which was the control sample, were 1000 times higher than in samples taken from the communal shower areas which are supposed to have served as gas chambers for mass killing. Residues in the latter were consistent with a single fumigation cycle having been performed. Leuchter (1989) concluded:

After reviewing all of the material and inspecting all of the sites at Auschwitz, Birkenau and Majdanek, your author finds the evidence is overwhelming. There were no execution gas chambers at any of these locations. It is the best engineering opinion of this author that the alleged gas chambers at the inspected sites could not then have been, or now, be utilized or seriously considered to function as execution gas chambers.

Subsequent reports by the chemist Germar Rudolf (Kammerer & Solms, 1993) and the President of the Austrian Chamber of Engineers Walter Lüftl have agreed with Leuchter’s conclusions with regard to Auschwitz.

As Verall relates in Did Six Million Really Die?,4 despite inspections by the International Committee of the Red Cross of numerous concentration camps, throughout the 1,600 pages of their Report of the IRCC on its Activities during the Second World War not a single mention is made of any gas chamber. Butz, Verall and Rassinier have all argued that there were not even six million Jews in occupied Europe at the time and have expended considerable effort demonstrating demographically that large numbers of survivors remained.5 Rassinier (1978), an inmate in several camps, has given a credible account of what life in them was really like as well as debunking the first wave of fanciful elaborations by inmates who were in the same camps as he. Only a proportion of the prisoners were Jews and the camps were largely administered by the inmates themselves. Both the British and American governments employed concentration camps during WWII to incarcerate potentially subversive elements (Ponting, 1990: 151-152). The mortality rate in Japanese POW camps was almost seven times that in the German POW camps (Johnson, 1983: 428).

In his pre-war persecution of the kulaks (‘rich peasants’) Stalin transported huge numbers of his own countrymen to camps and around a quarter are said to have died even before their arrival. Literally, kulak means ‘tight fist’ although the grip may have been an oppressive or a protective one: its original, pre-Bolshevik definition was ambiguous (Smith, 1989: 123). Just as the charge of ‘Nazi’ or ‘fascist’ is nowadays likely to be made against anyone who expresses certain opinions, in Stalin’s regime of terror the meaning of kulak progressively became ‘anyone who refuses to sell their grain to the state’ and ultimately ‘anyone who doesn’t toe the party line.’ The same capacity for dual interpretation upon which the contagion relies can also be used to change the meaning of words to further political goals (Wat, 1990: 357-358). Reitlinger (1953: 3) concedes of the term ‘Final Solution’ that ‘previously the expression had been used quite loosely in varying contexts, the underlying suggestion always being emigration.’6

Survivor Testimony
Historical truth is not exempt from scientific standards (Hyman, 1995). Both history and science must be amenable to change as new information becomes available whereas ‘theology is not open-ended’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 73); it starts with the immutable assumption that God exists. However disconcerting this thesis may be to some (and objections having an emotional origin must be treated with suspicion), given the premise that a characteristic of certain races is a tenuous grasp on reality7 this postulate appears to be a consistent one. Jews might create religious concepts as other cultures produce popular music and if so then every now and again there is bound to be a hit. Rabbi Jacobs (1964: 211) posed an interesting conjecture:

If we suppose, for instance, that a group of devout believers wished to retell the story of Dunkirk in terms of God’s miraculous acts through which He saved mankind from the horrors of Hitlerism, naturally they would not treat the events as would the factual historian. They would highlight certain events, they might sing special hymns of praise to the heroic little boats which snatched the soldiers out of the jaws of death and captivity. They might perhaps exaggerate the numbers of these or, conversely, they might describe the might of the foe in terms unwarranted by the evidence. If we then imagine that the resulting saga was added to from time to time and that later events in which the devout saw God’s hand were somehow fitted into the picture, we have some idea of how a record can be at one and the same time grounded in actual events and yet partake of the nature of a fictitious narrative.

The new term is Holocaustianity8 and perhaps a quintessential example of what Jacobs describes is the following (Justman, 1995: 73):

The story is told that after his escape from the Warsaw ghetto a famous rabbi was invited to see Winston Churchill and advise him on how to bring about Germany’s defeat. The rabbi (the story goes) replied as follows: ‘There are two possible ways, one involving natural means, the other supernatural. The natural means would be if a million angels with flaming swords were to descend on Germany and destroy it. The supernatural would be if a million Englishmen parachuted down on Germany and destroyed it.’ Churchill, being a realist, chose the natural method, angels with flaming swords.

Hilberg (1961: v) claims that the German bureaucracy determined ‘to destroy, utterly and completely, the Jews of Europe.’ According to one Holocaust theologian, Fackenheim, ‘It is a sacred duty to remember the Holocaust. The intention of the Nazis was to eliminate all Jews – no survivor was to be left to tell the story of the horrors which took place’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 46). Yet a search of a psychological database will yield scores of references to ‘Holocaust survivors’ and living ‘victims of the Holocaust.’ Use of the term genocide9 presents a similar semantic problem since clearly the Jewish race is not extinct, nor can it be claimed with veracity to have ever been remotely close to such a state. Nevertheless, claims of ‘the deliberate and systematic near-annihilation of the Jews’ (Rich, 1987) are accepted without question. Here, it is proposed, we need to examine our capacity to tolerate such misuse of words and contradictory definitions.

There is an almost complete absence of criticism of Holocaust claims in the literature yet confirmation of the present thesis can still be found. Its basic emotionality is discussed by Lisus and Ericson (1995) and McCarroll et al. (1995). The phenomenon of the ‘professional Holocaust witness’ is uncritically documented by Bar-Tur and Levy-Schiff (1994); survivors ‘fared better in their subsequent lives than has been indicated by much of the psychoanalytic and psychological literature’ (Lee, 1988) and even ‘went to lengths to create memories to victims’ (Zweig, 1987). This subject may have been dominated by ‘professional witnesses’ since the first post-war trials (Halow, 1993).10

Holocaust as Heuristic

A heuristic is an if… then rule which follows non-rigorous logic (Pratkanis, 1995). A common heuristic is the assumption that an expensive item is superior to one which costs less. The conclusion which follows the premise may generally be true, but then important exceptions occur. For example, the price of tobacco, alcoholic drinks or perfume bears little relation to its actual cost of production.

Another heuristic is ‘There’s no smoke without fire.’ The Christian creed (the Godhood of Christ, the Resurrection etc.) would hardly be accepted by a critical historian yet these beliefs have persisted for two millennia.

Of relevance here is the heuristic that something which is established at a trial must be true, because the rumours of a Holocaust which were circulating at the end of WWII were given substance at the Nuremberg Trials. However these were not formal trials as most people know them but a highly unusual series of Military Tribunals. The following extracts from the Charter of the International Military Tribunal, defining the terms under which it and the subsequent Nuremberg Military Tribunal were to operate, are sufficient to demonstrate that by no stretch of the imagination can they be considered a proper legal process:

Article 19. The Tribunal shall not be bound by technical rules of evidence. It shall adopt and apply to the greatest possible extent expeditious and non-technical procedure, and shall admit any evidence which it deems to have probative value…

Article 21. The Tribunal shall not require proof of facts of common knowledge but shall take judicial notice thereof…

The Tribunals discarded virtually all inhibitions as far as proper legal procedures were concerned, and can accurately be described as a travesty. Although there was sanctimonious talk of having ‘a fair trial,’ practically anyone could take the witness stand and say almost anything they liked. ‘It is the experience of criminology that witness testimony is not among the best of evidence’ opined the judge in the 1963 trial of R. K. L. Mulka (Butz, 1977: 187). Even defendants’ confessions cannot be relied upon; they may be coerced under physical or psychological torture and can be reliably induced even in unwitting subjects (Kassin & Kiechel, 1996). The legal basis of these trials is well summarized by Veale (1968: 213).

An example shall be given which typifies the attitude and procedures of these post-war Tribunals. At the IMT one defendant, Gustav Krupp, was the elder of a family which ran Fried. Krupp A.G., a large corporation concerned with naval shipbuilding, armament supply and mining. The elder Krupp was charged, amongst other things, with using slave labour. When it became clear that Gustav Krupp was too old and sick to stand trial, the prosecution attempted to substitute his son Alfried in his place (IMT vol. I: 84; Butz, 1977: 21-22). This failed, and later at the NMT Alfried Krupp and another eleven leading company personnel were tried. Half-way through the 11-month trial, on 16 January 1948, the defence counsel walked out of the court in protest, although the prosecution of several defendants continued regardless. The defence staff were eventually marshalled and six leading defence counsel were themselves taken into custody for contempt of court. An account of this debacle is contained in NMT volume XV (996-1013).

Many of the documents which were submitted to these Tribunals are not reliable; originals were not produced in court and have not been retained (Porter, 1996: 5-7). Porter reports that the Nuremberg Trials found for the existence of execution ‘steam chambers’ at Auschwitz and Treblinka. At the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) Japanese defendants were convicted of making ‘human soup’ (1996: 14, 23). The only forensic report ever submitted to the Tribunals, USSR-54, ‘proved’ that the Germans were responsible for the Katyn massacre (Porter, 1998).

It may be that an existing heuristic can only be displaced when impressive events occur (or, at least, believed to have occurred). The consensus both before and after Darwin was that Occidentals are the most resourceful, inventive and scientific race of mankind and thus are best-equipped to check man’s primordial, destructive instincts. The Holocaust has changed that: ‘From this moment, fundamental assumptions about our civilization have no longer stood unchallenged’ (Hilberg, 1961: 760). The new heuristic, which often remains implicit, is that if Occidental males are allowed to follow their instincts then certain groups whom they regard as inferior will end up being herded into gas chambers. According to this creed, humans are capable of anything – the most proud race indulged in systematic mass murder on an unprecedented scale, and ‘Social Darwinism terminates in Hitler’s holocaust’ (Johnson, 1983: 731).11

Irving (1996: 91-92) has recently reported the discovery of a missing document which shows that in the spring of 1942 Hitler had repeatedly ordered the solution of the Jewish problem ‘postponed until after the war was over’ and, as far as the mass extermination of Jews is concerned, admits Johnson, ‘Hitler never referred to it’ (1983: 418).

A reasonable and humane method of eugenic control would simply be to require that a licence be obtained for the production of a child. That such control is necessary is quite plain (Lynn, 1995).

Malign Encouragement

In another study by this author12 Malign Encouragement is encouraging an opponent to pursue an adverse strategy. One example of Malign Encouragement is a state financing the pacifist movement of a country with which it is at war. A consequence of the Holocaust ethos is that Jews are allowed to dominate the American film and broadcast media industries, which have world-wide influence, almost without criticism. Lichter et al. (1997) remark that ‘It has become an article of faith in Hollywood that the mass audience can be educated while it is entertained.’ Jews also appear to occupy many influential positions in the British media.

Television as a tool of emotional and psychological manipulation has a power which is unprecedented in human history. With its biased portrayals of white perpetrators and black victims (Estep & Macdonald, 1985; Sheehan, 1995) and ceaseless promotion of miscegenation, the mass media appears to be fostering an Occidental suicide cult. Science is no longer depicted as beneficial and capable of solving problems but actually detrimental (Evans, 1996). Hilberg however claims that ‘Jews seek to perfect their position in society by perfecting the society in which they live’ (1961: 763).

Jews collectively condemn racism but their ambivalence is profound (Shahak, 1994; 1995). With seemingly rare frankness Ariel (1996: 109) asks ‘How can we value equality, tolerance, and religious pluralism, on one hand, while believing that God favours the Jews and has reserved for us a special destiny, on the other hand?’ Judaism is essentially the theology of a people, i.e. a race, because ‘Israel, God, and the Torah are one’ (Ariel, 1996: 134; Einstein & Kukoff, 1989: 157). Consistent with this theme, in relation to the Holocaust we can read that ‘those who participated in this tragedy murdered the God of Israel six million times’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 47) and that ‘Six million Jews were not murdered. One Jew was murdered, six million times over’ (Gutman, 1990: 524).

Holocaust as Commonplace, Phantom and Granfalloon

According to Pratkanis (1995), ‘commonplaces are widely accepted beliefs that can serve as the basis of an appeal.’ The Holocaust can certainly be included in this category; for example, it is recognized among Jewish fund-raising organizations that the Holocaust is an efficient income promoter. Other examples of contemporary commonplaces are that if something is natural it is better, or that science neglects the psychic and spiritual side of man.

A phantom object is ‘an unavailable goal that looks real and possible; it looks as if it might be obtained with just the right effort, just the right belief, or just the right amount of money, but in reality it can’t be obtained’ (Pratkanis & Farquhar, 1992; Pratkanis, 1995). An out-of-stock consumer good, unobtainable love-object, the conditional arrival of a Messiah, a Heavenly afterlife or earthly Utopia are all examples of phantoms.

If the phantom is earthly and unattainable, the adherent of the phantom is insatiable and may constantly seek external scapegoats to blame for the non-appearance of his ideal. So precious is his grand objective that fact becomes secondary; emotions can become so charged that reason is lost amid a swell of passions.

Arguably, three essential components of a religion are hope, faith and the catharsis of guilt. Christianity has been in decline for several decades in Western society but humans still have a religious nature and the ideology of the Holocaust may have satisfied the need for something to believe in. Faith is vested in the utopia on Earth which is to arrive when the ideal of a multiracial, ‘rainbow’ society is achieved in which racism has been eradicated and everyone, regardless of their colour or creed, will live together in harmony. ‘Humanism today advocates the building of a world community and the development of a global ethics that transcends ethnic differences’ wrote Kurtz (1995), ‘those who oppose these ethical values are the enemies of humankind.’

The latter part of this statement further points to the existence of a granfalloon: ‘a proud and meaningless association of human beings’ (Vonnegut, 1976; Tajfel, 1981; Turner, 1987; Pratkanis, 1995). The granfalloon, like the phantom, can serve as an effective propaganda device. The ease and rapidity with which granfalloons can be established is surprising. Quoting Pratkanis (1995):

Granfalloons are powerful propaganda devices because they are easy to create and, once established, the granfalloon defines social reality and maintains social identities. Information is dependent on the granfalloon. Since most granfalloons quickly develop out-groups, criticisms can be attributed to those ‘evil ones’ outside the group, who are thus stifled. To maintain a desired social identity, such as that of a seeker or a New Age rebel, one must obey the dictates of the granfalloon and its leaders.

In a study of the granfalloon phenomenon by the social psychologist Henri Tajfel subjects were assigned to group X or group W merely by the toss of a coin. Then ‘total strangers were acting as if those in their granfalloon were their close kin and those in the other group were their worst enemies’ (Pratkanis, 1995).

The New Heresy
The reaction which can follow criticism of Holocaust claims is similar to that which might have been provoked on questioning the existence of a Supreme Deity hundreds of years ago. Indeed Butz (1977: 188-189) and Kretschmer (1993) have compared the Nuremberg Tribunals to early witchcraft trials in which the existence of the Devil was never questioned and denial of it was completely impractical as a defence. The defendants at Nuremberg were placed in just as impossible a position. Quoting Ernest Jones (in Wolpert, 1992: 53), ‘The average man of today does not hesitate to reject the same evidence of witchcraft that was so convincing three centuries ago, though he usually knows no more about the true explanation than the latter did.’ Comparisons can be drawn between images of Jews being herded into the Nazis’ diabolical gas chambers and the Devil shovelling coals to torment the wicked in the fires of Hell. Imagery of this kind, presenting Germans (and especially Hitler) as personifications of evil, may be examples of what Smith (1995) describes as ‘continuations of religious assumptions from the past in different guise.’ In the modern incarnation of this theme however the victims are portrayed as completely innocent: ‘They died because of the sins of others’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 30). Similarities exist between the claimed Nazi extermination of six million Jews and a number of Talmudic accounts (Butz, 1977: 245-247; Yadin, 1971: 255-259). ‘The Holocaust was not a unique occurrence’ writes Cohn-Sherbok (1989, 79); ‘it was rather the most recent manifestation of the demonic outburst of evil.’ Some Holocaust features, such as the ‘human soap,’ are obvious echoes of First World War propaganda.13

Besides vilification, opponents of the Revisionist view have employed unscrupulous methods and sometimes even the tactics of the mob. Johnson (1983: 708) surmised that ‘Utopianism is never far from gangsterism.’ Such attitudes are justified because ‘the Holocaust must continue to be resisted in contemporary society’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 49) and there are frequent allusions to ‘the struggle against antisemitism and racism’ (Gutman, 1990: 524). Information is strictly controlled, with almost complete suppression of any data which casts doubt upon the orthodoxy which has successfully been established.14

Conclusion

According to Hoffman15 Holocaustianity seeks to ‘replace Calvary with Auschwitz as the central ontological event of Western Civilization.’ A rational argument exists that the contemporary, exaggerated perception of the Holocaust has developed from wartime propaganda to an ethos which numerous factions find highly advantageous to sustain. These groups are so multifarious that it is easier to specify the single group to whose advantage it is not: decent, white, heterosexual males. Certain perceptions are tabooed because Occidental male awareness and his ability to discriminate exposes strategies which the executors of conflicting strategies wish to disguise. They seek to control information and the modern capacity to do so via the mass media is unprecedented.

By extending the boundaries of anathema and suppressing open discussion about the disparate traits of races a new religion has effectively been instituted. We are certainly dealing with religious ideas because not just words but also numbers have assumed values and interpretations which are deeply symbolic; they have become ‘theological concepts’ (Cohn-Sherbok, 1989: 33).

Holocaustianity is inferior to Christianity because it has a dishonest catechism (it claims that black equals white) and it inadequately discharges guilt. Reitlinger, for example, believes that ‘it does not make the guilt of the living German any less, if the figure of six million turns out to be an over-estimate’ (1953: 489). Guilt is placed onto men, with their supreme and unforgivable sin being the Holocaust. Occidental males are incapacitated by false guilt and self-doubt; every race is encouraged to be proud of its culture except Europids and one can talk about thoroughbred dogs but never humans. The product is a society which discriminates in every subtle and significant way against the very people who are most valuable to it.

Former labour camps and ‘museums’ now serve as shrines and virtual churches (see Lisus & Ericson, 1995). This postulate of the essentially religious nature of the Holocaust also accounts for the uncritical acceptance of the incredible cremation rates which were supposed to have been attained in the Germans camps; according to some claims the Nazis killed every Jew in the world several times over.16 ‘We can switch this critical thinking unit on or off’ proposed Alcock (1995), ‘we may switch it off entirely if dealing with religious or other transcendental matters.’ Forged atrocity photographs can be found in any sizeable public library.17 These ‘photographs’ (many are merely reproductions of drawings) originated from the Soviet Bloc during the Cold War (see also Barron, 1990).

Despite historians’ awareness that no gas chambers existed in the German camps, guilt-laden homages are still made to them and overtly religious testimonies are made of how ‘the birds stopped singing’ or ‘the flowers refused to grow.’ There are a number of accounts of showers, and a building at Auschwitz, being modified for demonstration purposes immediately after the war.18 Undoubtedly many atrocities occurred during WWII but the scenarios presented by Reitlinger, Hilberg et al. simply cannot withstand critical examination. Their claims are fantastic and their sources are very frequently unreliable.19

The paramount goal of civilization must be truth, freed of religious or political dogma, because progress can only be based upon it. Sir Stanley Unwin (1960: 328) wrote:

The enemy of subversive thought is not suppression, but publication: truth has no need to fear the light of day; fallacies wither under it. The unpopular views of today are the commonplaces of tomorrow, and in any case the wise man wants to hear both sides of every question.

The perception which is obtained when unpopular views are suppressed is at best a distortion and at worst a delusion.

Notes

1. Quotations of the Red Cross documentation are taken verbatim from Did Six Million Really Die? since these sources are not accessible to the public.

2. ‘Germany in the spring months of April and May was an astounding sight, a mixture of humanity travelling this way and that, homeless, often hungry and carrying typhus with them…. The more territory that was uncovered, the greater was the number of reported cases; for Western Germany in the area of the American advance was rather uniformly seeded with typhus. To be sure, there were heavily involved communities and others lightly affected. There were great accumulations of cases in the concentration and prison camps, and in nearby small communities’ (Gordon, 1948: 16-27 in Butz, 1977: 46-47).

3. See Butz (1977: 50, 126-127); several sources are quoted in confirmation of this general figure.

4. This Revisionist tract is one of the most widely circulated treatises published on this subject. Errors have been corrected in successive editions; it is now in its third edition.

5. Butz (1977: 10): ‘This may surprise the reader who regards the tale of Jewish extermination as a near certainty; such is simply not the case. There are many considerations supporting this view and some are so simple that they may surprise the reader even further. The simplest valid reason for being skeptical about the extermination claim is also the simplest conceivable reason; at the end of the war they were still there.’ Even Cohn-Sherbok (1989: 23) details ‘the flood of European Jews [who] sought refuge in America after the Holocaust.’

6. According to Lord Russell of Liverpool (1956: 265), ‘The Nazis were experts in the use of euphemism and when it came to killing never called a spade a spade. Special treatment, extermination, liquidation, elimination, resettlement, and final solution were all synonyms for murder.’ His book ends with a graphic account of the use of the ‘Dachau gas chamber’ while even the most conservative historian accepts that Dachau never had an operational gas chamber.

7. Reitlinger (1953: 531): ‘A certain degree of reserve is necessary in handling all this material and particularly this applies to the [survivor narratives]. For instance, the evidence concerning the Polish death camps was mainly taken after the war by Polish State commissions or by the Central Jewish Historical Commission of Poland. The hardy survivors who were examined were seldom educated men. Morevover, the Eastern European Jew is a natural rhetorician, speaking in flowery similies. When a witness said that the victims from the remote West reached the death camp in Wagons-Lits he probably meant that passenger coaches were used instead of box-cars. Sometimes the imagery transcends credibility…’

8. The term probably first appeared in Choice, edited by the Dowager Lady Jane Birdwood, no. 27, November 1995.

9. The term was coined by a Jewish Prosecutor at Nuremberg 1945-6, Raphaël Lemkin (1944: 79-95). In his very broad definition genocide is ‘a coordinated plan of different actions aimed at the destruction of the essential foundations of the life of national groups.’ In the area of morality for example, ‘the moral energy of the group should be concentrated upon base instincts and should be diverted from moral and national thinking. It is important for the realization of such a plan that the desire for cheap individual pleasure be substituted for the desire for collective feelings and ideals based upon a higher morality.’ In this paper genocide is employed literally with cide meaning killing (after a homicide the subject is not extant). If we were to employ Lemkin’s definition many features of contemporary life for whites might be regarded as genocidal.

10. Halow combines his perceptions as a court reporter during the Dachau Trials with a review of the official record.

11. This is the notion of ‘Science and the Barbarian Spirit’ as detailed in Note 13. Arguably the single most important psychological mechanism is projection: assuming that others act or perceive similarly.

12. Procedural Analysis, a new psychonomic system based on sex differences and evolution theory. A procedure is an innate behavioural mechanism by which an organism proceeds in its competition with a symbiont. In other words, a procedure is a sequence of moves in a human game.

13. One false report (entitled ‘Germans and their Dead – Revolting Treatment – Science and the Barbarian Spirit’) appeared in The Times, 17 April 1917, p. 5. Fuller details are given in Ponsonby’s Falsehood in Wartime (1991: 102-113), including the charge that margarine was being produced from the bodies of fallen soldiers, and this work provides additional examples of the contagion phenomenon. Kerr (1990) remarks that ‘The German Corpse Factory’ was the most popular atrocity story of the First World War. Hilberg (1961: 623-624) admits that the Second World War ‘human soap’ rumour was probably unfounded, at least as far as the ‘killing centres’ are concerned, while Porter (1996: 5) reports that the soap which was presented as evidence at the Nuremberg Trials has never been tested and the ‘recipe’ (USSR-196) is a forgery.

14. Udo Walendy, the author of Forged War Crimes, is currently serving 30 months in a German prison for publishing his work. Simon Wiesenthal, and others such as Kurtz (1995), consider that ‘The survivors of the Holocaust, just like the members of any religious community, are entitled not to have their martyrdom mocked. The claim of the “Auschwitz lie” is a slap in the face of all those who have gone through the martyrdom of Auschwitz, and indeed a slap in the face of their children. On the soil of Germany, which bears the responsibility for Auschwitz, it seems to me entirely legitimate to protect the survivors and their children against such slaps by penal legislation’ (Wiesenthal, 1990: 474-475). Over 40 million people died during WWII (Messenger, 1989: 242-243) and many have precedence for martyr status before it is conferred on those fortunate enough to have survived. One obvious candidate is those soldiers who believed they were dying to uphold Freedom of Speech. Fishman (1975: 3-30) employs the term ‘Jewish martyrology’ and this text might be useful for comparison.

15. In his commentary to a Press Release by Ralph Grunewald of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum dated 27 July 1998 demanding the removal of crosses at Auschwitz, Michael A. Hoffman II goes on to state: ‘I declare that the “Holocaust” cult is a vulgar form of the Jewish religion itself and that by means of the US “Holocaust” Museum, Judaism, contrary to the US Constitution, is emerging as our de facto state religion.’

16. At Auschwitz ‘in forty-six days during the summer of 1944 between 250,000 and 300,000 Hungarian Jews alone were done to death’ (Shirer, 1964: 1156); ‘Auschwitz remained the “model” camp, capable by 1943-44 of destroying 12,000 persons a day. Its gas chambers accommodated up to 2,000 prisoners at a time… The incinerators were worked around the clock’ (Parrish, 1978: 182); ‘In round numbers, about 24,000 corpses were handled every day’ (Lengyel, 1973: 81). Thus, according to the conventional view that mass exterminations were carried out between January 1942 to the beginning of 1945, at this rate (in round numbers) 6, 13 or 26 million people were killed at Auschwitz alone. Each of these texts purports to be a factual account. However in what is regarded as a moderate description, Reitlinger (1953: 150) maintains that all four Auschwitz crematoria were not operational until May 1945. According to him they were then superseded when the Nazis achieved the unlikely feat of completely consuming corpses in fires in open pits dug into a swamp.

17. See Walendy (1996). Many of these photographs can be found, presented as authentic, in The Yellow Star (Schoenberner, 1969).

18. The shower heads in the Dachau ‘gas chamber’ are reportedly buried into concrete and otherwise entirely disconnected. When interviewed in 1992 the curator of Auschwitz, Dr. Franciszek Piper, admitted that Krema I was a replication constructed under Stalin’s direct orders after the war. One of the ‘crematory chimneys’ there stands alone and is not attached to any building. Plans for David Irving to tour Auschwitz with a BBC televsion crew and point out the fabrications were cancelled when Irving was permanently banned from the site in July 1998.

19. One example is the infamous ‘Gerstein Statement.’ Compare Kogon et al. (1994: 129-130) with Porter (1996: 12-13) and especially Butz (1977: 105-107; 251-258) where the ‘Statement,’ in which it is claimed that Hitler visited Lublin and 25 million were exterminated, is reproduced in full. There seems to be a pattern of works being cited which were originally published in Poland after WWII and this appears to have been an avenue by which spurious information was fed to the West. Johnson described the earlier school of Comintern propagandists as ‘the best in the world’ (1983: 335).

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www.globalresearch.ca/on-israels-little-known-concentration-and-labor-camps-1948-1955/5467832

snip>>>Much of the grim and murky circumstances of the Zionist ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in the late 1940s have gradually been exposed over time. One aspect – rarely researched or deeply discussed – is the internment of thousands of Palestinian civilians within at least 22 Zionist-run concentration and labor camps that existed from 1948 to 1955. Now more is known about the contours of this historical crime, due to the comprehensive research by renowned Palestinian historian Salman Abu Sitta and founding member of the Palestinian resource center BADIL Terry Rempel.<<<

post by andersdahl:

I don’t know If this is the right place for this to be..

Operation Paperclip

post by don Quixote:

posted by kateye:

Hard to believe this is still going on:

German woman, 91, is charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder as prosecutors accuse her of being a Nazi SS radio operator who served in Auschwitz  The Daily Mail

The woman, 91, is charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder
She is alleged to have been a radio operator for Auschwitz commandant
Prosecutors say she is an accessory because she helped camp function
Earlier this year a 94-year-old man was convicted by the same reasoning
By COREY CHARLTON and ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 09:58 EST, 21 September 2015 | UPDATED: 19:57 EST, 21 September 2015

A 91-year-old woman has been charged with 260,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations she was a member of the Nazi SS who served in Auschwitz, German prosecutors claim.

Schleswig-Holstein prosecutors’ spokesman Heinz Doellel said Monday the woman is alleged to have served as a radio operator for the camp commandant Rudolph Hoess, who was hanged after the war for his crimes against humanity, from April to July 1944.

Prosecutors argue that the accused, whose name wasn’t disclosed due to German privacy laws, can be charged as an accessory because she helped the death camp function.

Pictured is the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where an estimated 1.1million people were killed by the Nazis. The infamous front sign seen here translates to ‘work sets you free’
Pictured is the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where an estimated 1.1million people were killed by the Nazis. The infamous front sign seen here translates to ‘work sets you free’

Doellel says there are no indications the woman is unfit for trial, though a court likely won’t decide on whether to proceed with the case until next year.

Her duty rosters show she was in his service from April until Juli 1944 and the indictment states ‘she was a helper in the systematic murder of the Jews transported there.’

‘There is sufficient evidence against her,’ added the prosecutor.

The woman’s name allegedly appeared on lists of Auschwitz subjects in the 1970’s but not no living witnesses could be found to testify against her.

If she is judged medically fit to stand trial – numerous Auschwitz personnel have evaded prosecution in the past two years by pleading the dementia card – she will be tried at a court in Kiel.

In July, 94-year-old former SS sergeant at Auschwitz Oskar Groening was convicted on the same reasoning earlier this year.

posted by ele:

Having taken the time to view the above video about the German genocide …an extremely evil deed to be avenged by God in His time ….I see again the same evil players at it again ,this time USA is in its sight and all the people of God within it .Just as Germany was populated by Gods People so they will do the same .Its familiar to the ways of the Jew,s and their “Kanazi” history .These people have no soul .are not of Gods People and find killing ,just like their father ,so easy to do .Just a little more rope will God allow then they will find its time to hang themselves ,just as Judas did .Once its beyond any chance of redemption for these followers of Satan ,God will show what true vengeance is .Never think God is all love ,did he not say Esu I hate!?It is the world ,the sea of mixed multitudes of humans who say God is LOVE ,The truth is in the Bible .He will do what is required to remove that which is offensive from his sight,and not always how we presume he should do so .God be with all his people who were effected by this slaughter in the name of peace at any cost.It appears to be that you reap what you sow ,the wheat is coming to ripe ,there are many tares in the crop .Harvest will be as it will be in the way it has always been .The cutting of the wheat after the beheading of the tares who stand in ignorance proudly up while the wheat in submission bows its head to God>
As was done to the German people by both their own inside and those of others outside ,so is being done to the people of the world ,but initially obvious to the people of America USA .Its the same technique ,perfected upon the people of Germany ,now applied to us all .God wake this world to the deceit and lies it is and has been subjected too.If God does not intervene we all become slaves and beasts for these deluded ,despicable,worshipers of evil.I do not see that as the final outcome ,but wo to all Gods people till that time arrives .God Bless all who see the truth and call upon him when it comes.
First divide the people of God ,then kill as many as able ,work them to death kill for sacrifice to the beast and evil ,then when all else fails rape and mix the genome ,to mongrolise the true peoples generations ,.Play with them a a cat plays with a mouse till all pleasure for them has been used up .Then out to find more .How long and how many more are required to satiate the hunger and evil of those who have succumbed to the original hatred of Lucifer ,Satan ,or wtf his name is.We think this is bad to watch .Its nothing to whats coming now when its stopped from being withheld .The dogs and wolf’s are baying at the moon .The door is next?
posted by don Quixote:

Please, be warned – this video is truthful and in documenting the evil it will expose you to extreme graphic violence and murderous madness –

there are images that you will not be able to discard from your memory, so please employ discretion and good sense,

know your emotional limits and don’t push against those.

On the other hand, those that want to know the truth and understand the deception promulgated in 95% of the alternative media (Nazi this and that)

would acquire stronger foundation and better discernment in all historical maters, see the spin at work and overcome deception’s traps.

This WAR is for our souls and deals exclusively in Truth !

posted by bluesj=y:

Here’s some thoughts on this video from DQ.

If true, it’s arguably the most important doc of secular matters in existence in my opinion. The law of non-contradiction comes strongly into play here.

Here we have a completely diametrically opposing view of history and reality from what we have been told. Which one is truth? They both can’t be simultaneously.

As an amateur WW2 buff, this video made allot of sense and answered some pretty serious questions for me. I’ve read Hitler’s book, Mein Kampf. He was no mad man, that in that book anyway. He had a few bizarre beliefs in the book, yes, but he was not hell bent on annihilating anyone. His speeches are very telling as well.

In order to pull off a long con of this complexity, you must own the government. You must also own the media to control the narrative. We know who does both.

Part of me does not want to believe this at all. However, I am faced with the possibility that it may, in fact, be the true truth.

Seeing PUTIN now placed in the same arena with Hitler, by western media, again gives much more power to the whole narrative.

If indeed Putin in indeed “on to them” as Hitler seemed to be, then we are indeed on the brink of another massive, devastating world war. If PUTIN is part of this game, then the planet is doomed and all that’s left is the crying. They will indeed come for us all.

I hope PUTIN is on our side from the destroyers of civilization, However, this end is even more terrifying as he will have to make a stand at one point or another.

I cannot ascertain which of the two senarios is truth at this point.( where Putin actually stands)  I see evidence for both. Either senario is bad.

Oh boy.

posted by don Quixote:

Both my parents have lived through the WWII in Romania – we have been allied with Germany until a treacherous insurrection

on 23 August 1944 – yet it was perhaps an attempt to save the Romanian statehood at the beginning of the end; in the end it didn’t,

we lost it all to the Jewish-red communism.

What my parents told me was that with Germans in Romania it was the best time we ever had in recent history:

justice, fairness, faith and resilience, the intimate knowledge that you are on the good side of history –

with the Russian occupation the madness, murder and mayhem descended over Romania and destroyed everything worth living for.

For me that video above is the pure truth !

posted by kateye:

This video is disturbing but valuable in giving a more well rounded picture than the Greatest Story Never Told alone which is probably why I procrastinated watching thinking it would be the same.  There are overlaps but also new information and in depth views of the history of jewish atrocities that I sure didn’t know in the first hour and a half.  For me, this brought a clarity I needed to see.  The catholic church is evil but the barbarianism of the jews throughout history obviously show this has been going on much longer than the church – thank you for your patience DQ until I could determine this for myself.

We are at the precipice.  Never have inroads been more steeped than they are now ‘globally’ (their term).  It’s hard to watch, particularly the animal and child abuse but so needed to know where we stand.  I am overwhelmed with the idea there is ‘more of us than them’ but how to you move people that are in ignorance?  Until that happens, the two choices @bluesky noted above do appear grim.  I have a feeling which way it will go, unfortunately, and it doesn’t take a lot of research to find out who Putin and his family really is.

posted by don Quixote:

Six million for truth is a fellow working for truth in history and science – he is a Flat Earth promoter as well ::)

poswted by guest:

www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2014/07/07/what_prompted_japan_s_aggression_before_and_during_world_war_ii.html

Good read on Japan’s role in ww1—love to see others if you all have any.

poswted by guest K:

Miles Mathis has been jotting down his opinions on quite a few people lately, including Holocaust denier David Irving is a Jewish intel plant
mileswmathis.com/irving.pdf

posted by fletscher:

Just in case anyone has any romantic notions of Putin as the saviour of the world:

www.breakingisraelnews.com/55179/how-russian-jews-helped-shape-life-worlds-most-powerful-leaders-jewish-world/

post by omega:

Welcome fletcher. This is the first contribution to our esteemed family that I have seen from your good self, hence the welcome.  :D

I could be legitimately called Putin’s chief cheerleader on the forum. Possibly true but my support of the man is based on his actions in recent times. I am no scholar but I try to remain open and will attempt to sniff out truth from propaganda.

I contemplated doing one of my line by line assassinations on this article but I am not in the mood.

As a Truth Seeker I will just say that there were some alarm bells as soon as I started reading.

1. This is an Israeli Production.

2. The author is Jewish, ex IDF, a Rabbi and lives in the illegally occupied Golan Heights.

3. The opening line is a lie. In the long history of Jews in Russia, the government has rarely been an ally, and often been the source of persecution.”
I believe most here are aware that the Marxist Revolutionary leaders were Jews, slaughtered millions of Christian Russians and were instrumental in the Zionist plan of creating the Hegelian Dialectic that has fueled the Cold War for Decades. Rather than be a Jewish persecutor the Russian Government were either Jewish or Jewish puppets.

Just a taster of my thoughts on this article. Not saying I’m right but my thoughts non the less:)

post by fletcher:

Thank you omega. An Israeli publication will unlikely ever admit the real supporters and the real allegiance of those involved in the Bolshevic revolution, regardless the overwhelming evidence. It is preferred to focus on the Jewish casualties. WWII would also be more difficult to explain otherwise. The remark of limited support from Russian governments should be see in that light imo.
I would love this article to be wrong, but I’m afraid a very serious game is being played here at our expense portraying Putin as the only hope to stop the NWO. We’re supporting the left hand destroying the right hand meanwhile forgetting they’re both attached to the same body.

posted by don Quixote:

May 6, 2016

Post by omega on May 6, 2016 at 9:32pm

Zionism and Nazism has raised it’s head again in Britain. I’m not entirely sure how much of a mark this has made on the world stage?
I’m talking about Ken Livingston (Pinko Commie Bastard ex-mayor of London) being rebuked by the Press and Jewish pressure groups for suggesting Hitler was a Zionist.
Is it me or is the disinfo getting stronger and more prolific?
In the Red corner we have Gilad Atzmon. Jewish born Isreali ex IDF Jazz sax player who is a self professed Jew Hater/Hebrew speaking Palestinian. (Seems plausible)
In the Blue corner we have Prof Rainer Schulze, Professor of Modern European History and General Editor “The Holocaust in History and Memory”, University of Essex. (no prizes for guessing where his pay check comes from)
After Ken Livingstone made the mistake of mentioning Jews and Hitler in the same sentence The Independent Newspaper (there’s a contradiction in terms) printed an article by Schulze arguing that initially Hitlers method of dealing with Jews was less radical and then grew. Whilst Atzmon is happy to perpetuate the idea that Hitler was in fact in league with Zionism from the start.
Both make credible arguments from incredible positions.
Atzmon being a Jew hating Jew ex IDF member who plays the Jazz Saxophone and is apparently hounded across Europe sounds like an ideal cover for a Mossad agent.
Schulz being a prof of Modern Euro History at Essex university and publishing some sort of “Holocaust” periodical whilst arguing against Hitlers Zionist roots also sounds like Mossad agent.
Meanwhile I’m guessing the Truth was the first casualty of this war whilst the majority of people choose sides between the two versions of the disinfo?
I know, this is a long ramble before getting to my point.
My point is that I am still none the wiser as to who or what Hitler was but I am forming opinions based on a subject I have given little regard to. I just hate being played and if they are playing me I want to know why?
Prof Schultz paper actually makes the most sense, which is a bit of a turn up because I always thought this Atzmon guy was the radical.
It’s become of interest to me because Britain is finding itself in a similar situation to pre-war Germany. Maybe not The Jews so much in the firing line as the Muslims.
Whilst Germany was being financially decimated by the Bankers via the Treaty of Versailles Britain is being invaded by Muslims who are rotting our Country from within and basically creating the circumstances that will lead to civil war if left unchecked.
Because of a similar problem I began to try and compare the two problems and come to a rational conclusion as to what would happen in Britain.
If we were to ever get a Government prepared to deal with the problem I’m apt to believe an expected outcome would be financial incentives to have Muslims return to their homelands. This was the situation that both the above people posit as evidence that Hitler was a Zionist. Hitler wanted rid of the Jews and the Zionists offered to move them to Palestine. Jews would be stripped of their assets and the proceeds given to authorities in Palestine to help start the Jews in the their new home.
I fail to see how this makes Hitler a Zionist. It seems to me that it was an agreement that suited both parties. Zionists got their brethren to Palestine and Germany got shut of them for free. A win win situation such as we rarely see.
The point is that I am watching this battle of wits being played out in our media and alt media whilst the logical truth isn’t given a mention. This is becoming a much bigger problem across all aspects of society and information. We are being bombarded with false information from all sides and the quicksand is getting a firmer grip on our minds.
The video I posted in Current Affairs stating that Obama was under house arrest, is really being possessed by Abe Lincoln while there has been a secret Martial Law enactment is a classic example. I was blown away by the bizarre story and yet I was drawn to it like a fly to flypaper.
I see ourselves in a vortex of mind games that is rapidly diminishing to it’s singularity. I can only presume that we will struggle harder and harder to get fact from fiction but more importantly, whatever the coup de gras is it is almost upon us.
I don’t think Hitler was a Zionist but I think he got played by them just like the rest of the world always is.
Oh, and the Zionists are being played by Satan, who is the real Head of the Hydra. It’s all in that best selling book The Bible.

Atzmon’s rant www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2016/5/4/hitler-the-zionist

Schultz’ rant www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/adolf-hitler-zionism-zionist-nazis-haavara-agreement-ken-livingstone-labour-antisemitism-row-a7009981.html

The Indepentent’s story on Livingston’s drama www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ken-livingstone-suspended-labour-party-hitler-supported-zionism-antisemitism-comments-a7005121.html

Post by maxine on May 7, 2016

Police investigate Holocaust denial leaflets plastered around Scottish universities on Hitler’s birthday

Posters and flyers were found at Edinburgh and Glasgow Universities
They were entitled The Greatest Swindle of All Time and gave link to ‘Holocaust Fraud’ website
Jewish students say they feel increasingly uncomfortable on campus
Police have been looking into the appearance of the leaflets

By Jenny Kane For The Scottish Daily Mail

Published: 09:59 EST, 5 May 2016 | Updated: 13:24 EST, 5 May 2016

Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3575274/Police-investigate-Holocaust-denial-leaflets-plastered-Scottish-universities-Hitler-s-birthday.html#ixzz481cKZxDb
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Police have begun an investigation after anti-Semitic literature was discovered at a university.

Posters and flyers denying the Holocaust were found at Edinburgh University on the anniversary of Hitler’s birth last month.

More were discovered the following day pinned to a notice board at Glasgow University.<<<<snip

Note: While No documentation is cited at the link to support the claim of authorship of this poem, I am going to post it anyway. — Max
www.tomatobubble.com/id565.html
A Resource Page:  www.sweetliberty.org/nobarbarians1.htm#.V08mgeSE1Bh

The New Order of the Barbarians

Part ONE Editorial Note: This is a transcript of the first of three tapes on the “New Order of Barbarians”, referred to on the tapes simply as the “new world system.” Tapes one and two, done in 1988, are the reminiscences By Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, of a speech given March 20, 1969 by Dr. Richard Day, an insider of the “Order”, whose credentials are given in an interview with Dr. Dunegan on tape three.

The moderator in the final taped interview with Dr. Dunegan is Randy Engel, National Director, US Coalition for Life. It’s interesting to note that Dr. Dunegan “spilled the beans” in 1988. According to the bio information, Dr. Day died shortly thereafter, in 1989. It could be a coincidence since Dr. Day was elderly when he died, and then again….

Most of you reading this are very well aware, already, of many of the details involved in the diabolical plan to bring about a New World Order. As much as we all know, hearing about the “HOW” from the words of an insider is spine chilling. I believe these tapes COULD change many lives and awaken many more people to the REALITY of what lies ahead if we don’t stop the process. There are many more millions of US than there are the planners. The useful idiots – their words, not ours – who are helping the process along know NOT what they do. If they DID know, they would stop, because they would KNOW that they, too, will be either terminated or become part of a GLOBAL SLAVE CAMP.

Dr. Dunegan reveals not just “WHAT” is intended for America and all people in the world, but “HOW” the controllers intend to carry out their plan. He covers topics such as:

IS there a power, A force or a group of men organizing and redirecting change?
“Everything is in place and nobody can stop us now . . .”
People will have to get used to change – everything will change, constantly
The REAL and the “STATED” goals
Population Control
Permission to have babies
Redirecting the purpose of sex – sex without reproduction and reproduction without sex
Sex education as a tool of World Government
Encouraging homosexuality… Sex, anything goes
Uthanasia and the “Demise Pill”
Limiting access to affordable medical care makes eliminating the elderly easier
Planning the control over medicine
Elimination of private doctors
New Difficult to diagnose and untreatable diseases
Suppressing cancer cures as a means of population control.
Inducing heart attacks as a form of assassination
Education as a tool for accelerating the onset of puberty and pushing evolution and MUCH, MUCH MORE

Tapes available at Florida Pro-Family Forum, P.O. Box 10569, Highland City Florida 33846-1059 $20.00.

Begin tape one… Dr. Lawrence Dunegan

THE NEW ORDER OF BARBARIANS

IS THERE A POWER, A FORCE OR A GROUP OF MEN ORGANIZING AND REDIRECTING CHANGE

Post by maxine on Jun 1, 2016 at 7:26pm

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities
Posted on June 1, 2016 by Larry

AntiCorruption Society – by Steve Kangas, Global Research News

The following article was initially published in 1997. It is in part based on the work of William Blum. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II, 1995 (GR Ed. M. Ch.)

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA. (1)

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition. First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: “We’ll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us.” The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator. The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be “communists,” but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious “School of the Americas.” (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the “School of the Dictators” and “School of the Assassins.” Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (2) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an “American Holocaust.”

The CIA justifies these actions as part of its war against communism. But mostcoups do not involve a communist threat. Unlucky nations are targeted for a wide variety of reasons: not only threats to American business interests abroad, but also liberal or even moderate social reforms, political instability, the unwillingness of a leader to carry out Washington’s dictates, and declarations of neutrality in the Cold War. Indeed, nothing has infuriated CIA Directors quite like a nation’s desire to stay out of the Cold War.

The ironic thing about all this intervention is that it frequently fails to achieve American objectives. Often the newly installed dictator grows comfortable with the security apparatus the CIA has built for him. He becomes an expert at running a police state. And because the dictator knows he cannot be overthrown, he becomes independent and defiant of Washington’s will. The CIA then finds it cannot overthrow him, because the police and military are under the dictator’s control, afraid to cooperate with American spies for fear of torture and execution. The only two options for the U.S at this point are impotence or war. Examples of this “boomerang effect” include the Shah of Iran, General Noriega and Saddam Hussein. The boomerang effect also explains why the CIA has proven highly successful at overthrowing democracies, but a wretched failure at overthrowing dictatorships.

The following timeline should confirm that the CIA as we know it should be abolished and replaced by a true information-gathering and analysis organization. The CIA cannot be reformed — it is institutionally and culturally corrupt.

1929
The culture we lost — Secretary of State Henry Stimson refuses to endorse a code-breaking operation, saying, “Gentlemen do not read each other’s mail.”

1941
COI created — In preparation for World War II, President Roosevelt creates the Office of Coordinator of Information (COI). General William “Wild Bill” Donovan heads the new intelligence service.

1942
OSS created — Roosevelt restructures COI into something more suitable for covert action, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Donovan recruits so many of the nation’s rich and powerful that eventually people joke that “OSS” stands for “Oh, so social!” or “Oh, such snobs!”

1943
Italy — Donovan recruits the Catholic Church in Rome to be the center of Anglo-American spy operations in Fascist Italy. This would prove to be one of America’s most enduring intelligence alliances in the Cold War.

1945
OSS is abolished — The remaining American information agencies cease covert actions and return to harmless information gathering and analysis.
Operation PAPERCLIP – While other American agencies are hunting down Nazi war criminals for arrest, the U.S. intelligence community is smuggling them into America, unpunished, for their use against the Soviets. The most important of these is Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler’s master spy who had built up an intelligence network in the Soviet Union. With full U.S. blessing, he creates the “Gehlen Organization,” a band of refugee Nazi spies who reactivate their networks in Russia.

These include SS intelligence officers Alfred Six and Emil Augsburg (who massacred Jews in the Holocaust), Klaus Barbie (the “Butcher of Lyon”), Otto von Bolschwing (the Holocaust mastermind who worked with Eichmann) and SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny (a personal friend of Hitler’s). The Gehlen Organization supplies the U.S. with its only intelligence on the Soviet Union for the next ten years, serving as a bridge between the abolishment of the OSS and the creation of the CIA. However, much of the “intelligence” the former Nazis provide is bogus. Gehlen inflates Soviet military capabilities at a time when Russia is still rebuilding its devastated society, in order to inflate his own importance to the Americans (who might otherwise punish him). In 1948, Gehlen almost convinces the Americans that war is imminent, and the West should make a preemptive strike. In the 50s he produces a fictitious “missile gap.” To make matters worse, the Russians have thoroughly penetrated the Gehlen Organization with double agents, undermining the very American security that Gehlen was supposed to protect.

1947
Greece — President Truman requests military aid to Greece to support right-wing forces fighting communist rebels. For the rest of the Cold War, Washington and the CIA will back notorious Greek leaders with deplorable human rights records.

CIA created — President Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, creating the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Council. The CIA is accountable to the president through the NSC — there is no democratic or congressional oversight. Its charter allows the CIA to “perform such other functions and duties… as the National Security Council may from time to time direct.” This loophole opens the door to covert action and dirty tricks.

1948
Covert-action wing created — The CIA recreates a covert action wing, innocuously called the Office of Policy Coordination, led by Wall Street lawyer Frank Wisner. According to its secret charter, its responsibilities include “propaganda, economic warfare, preventive direct action, including sabotage, antisabotage, demolition and evacuation procedures; subversion against hostile states, including assistance to underground resistance groups, and support of indigenous anti-communist elements in threatened countries of the free world.”

Italy — The CIA corrupts democratic elections in Italy, where Italian communists threaten to win the elections. The CIA buys votes, broadcasts propaganda, threatens and beats up opposition leaders, and infiltrates and disrupts their organizations. It works — the communists are defeated.

1949
Radio Free Europe — The CIA creates its first major propaganda outlet, Radio Free Europe. Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so blatantly false that for a time it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in the U.S.

Late 40s
Operation MOCKINGBIRD — The CIA begins recruiting American news organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of propaganda. The effort is headed by Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham. Graham is publisher of The Washington Post, which becomes a major CIA player. Eventually, the CIA’s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more. By the CIA’s own admission, at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists will become CIA assets.

1953
Iran – CIA overthrows the democratically elected Mohammed Mossadegh in a military coup, after he threatened to nationalize British oil. The CIA replaces him with a dictator, the Shah of Iran, whose secret police, SAVAK, is as brutal as the Gestapo.

Operation MK-ULTRA — Inspired by North Korea’s brainwashing program, the CIA begins experiments on mind control. The most notorious part of this project involves giving LSD and other drugs to American subjects without their knowledge or against their will, causing several to commit suicide. However, the operation involves far more than this. Funded in part by the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, research includes propaganda, brainwashing, public relations, advertising, hypnosis, and other forms of suggestion.

1954
Guatemala — CIA overthrows the democratically elected Jacob Arbenz in a military coup. Arbenz has threatened to nationalize the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company, in which CIA Director Allen Dulles also owns stock. Arbenz is replaced with a series of right-wing dictators whose bloodthirsty policies will kill over 100,000 Guatemalans in the next 40 years.

1954-1958
North Vietnam — CIA officer Edward Lansdale spends four years trying to overthrow the communist government of North Vietnam, using all the usual dirty tricks. The CIA also attempts to legitimize a tyrannical puppet regime in South Vietnam, headed by Ngo Dinh Diem. These efforts fail to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese because the Diem government is opposed to true democracy, land reform and poverty reduction measures. The CIA’s continuing failure results in escalating American intervention, culminating in the Vietnam War.

1956
Hungary — Radio Free Europe incites Hungary to revolt by broadcasting Khruschev’s Secret Speech, in which he denounced Stalin. It also hints that American aid will help the Hungarians fight. This aid fails to materialize as Hungarians launch a doomed armed revolt, which only invites a major Soviet invasion. The conflict kills 7,000 Soviets and 30,000 Hungarians.

1957-1973
Laos — The CIA carries out approximately one coup per year trying to nullify Laos’ democratic elections. The problem is the Pathet Lao, a leftist group with enough popular support to be a member of any coalition government. In the late 50s, the CIA even creates an “Armee Clandestine” of Asian mercenaries to attack the Pathet Lao. After the CIA’s army suffers numerous defeats, the U.S. starts bombing, dropping more bombs on Laos than all the U.S. bombs dropped in World War II. A quarter of all Laotians will eventually become refugees, many living in caves.

1959
Haiti — The U.S. military helps “Papa Doc” Duvalier become dictator of Haiti. He creates his own private police force, the “Tonton Macoutes,” who terrorize the population with machetes. They will kill over 100,000 during the Duvalier family reign. The U.S. does not protest their dismal human rights record.

1961
The Bay of Pigs — The CIA sends 1,500 Cuban exiles to invade Castro’s Cuba. But “Operation Mongoose” fails, due to poor planning, security and backing. The planners had imagined that the invasion will spark a popular uprising against Castro -– which never happens. A promised American air strike also never occurs. This is the CIA’s first public setback, causing President Kennedy to fire CIA Director Allen Dulles.

Dominican Republic — The CIA assassinates Rafael Trujillo, a murderous dictator Washington has supported since 1930. Trujillo’s business interests have grown so large (about 60 percent of the economy) that they have begun competing with American business interests.

Ecuador — The CIA-backed military forces the democratically elected President Jose Velasco to resign. Vice President Carlos Arosemana replaces him; the CIA fills the now vacant vice presidency with its own man.

Congo (Zaire) — The CIA assassinates the democratically elected Patrice Lumumba. However, public support for Lumumba’s politics runs so high that the CIA cannot clearly install his opponents in power. Four years of political turmoil follow.

1963
Dominican Republic — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Juan Bosch in a military coup. The CIA installs a repressive, right-wing junta.

Ecuador — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows President Arosemana, whose independent (not socialist) policies have become unacceptable to Washington. A military junta assumes command, cancels the 1964 elections, and begins abusing human rights.

1964
Brazil — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the democratically elected government of Joao Goulart. The junta that replaces it will, in the next two decades, become one of the most bloodthirsty in history. General Castelo Branco will create Latin America’s first death squads, or bands of secret police who hunt down “communists” for torture, interrogation and murder. Often these “communists” are no more than Branco’s political opponents. Later it is revealed that the CIA trains the death squads.

1965
Indonesia — The CIA overthrows the democratically elected Sukarno with a military coup. The CIA has been trying to eliminate Sukarno since 1957, using everything from attempted assassination to sexual intrigue, for nothing more than his declaring neutrality in the Cold War. His successor, General Suharto, will massacre between 500,000 to 1 million civilians accused of being “communist.” The CIA supplies the names of countless suspects.

Dominican Republic — A popular rebellion breaks out, promising to reinstall Juan Bosch as the country’s elected leader. The revolution is crushed when U.S. Marines land to uphold the military regime by force. The CIA directs everything behind the scenes.

Greece — With the CIA’s backing, the king removes George Papandreous as prime minister. Papandreous has failed to vigorously support U.S. interests in Greece.

Congo (Zaire) — A CIA-backed military coup installs Mobutu Sese Seko as dictator. The hated and repressive Mobutu exploits his desperately poor country for billions.

1966
The Ramparts Affair — The radical magazine Ramparts begins a series of unprecedented anti-CIA articles. Among their scoops: the CIA has paid the University of Michigan $25 million dollars to hire “professors” to train South Vietnamese students in covert police methods. MIT and other universities have received similar payments. Ramparts also reveals that the National Students’ Association is a CIA front. Students are sometimes recruited through blackmail and bribery, including draft deferments.

1967
Greece — A CIA-backed military coup overthrows the government two days before the elections. The favorite to win was George Papandreous, the liberal candidate. During the next six years, the “reign of the colonels” — backed by the CIA — will usher in the widespread use of torture and murder against political opponents. When a Greek ambassador objects to President Johnson about U.S. plans for Cypress, Johnson tells him: “flask your parliament and your constitution.”

Operation PHEONIX — The CIA helps South Vietnamese agents identify and then murder alleged Viet Cong leaders operating in South Vietnamese villages. According to a 1971 congressional report, this operation killed about 20,000 “Viet Cong.”

1968
Operation CHAOS — The CIA has been illegally spying on American citizens since 1959, but with Operation CHAOS, President Johnson dramatically boosts the effort. CIA agents go undercover as student radicals to spy on and disrupt campus organizations protesting the Vietnam War. They are searching for Russian instigators, which they never find. CHAOS will eventually spy on 7,000 individuals and 1,000 organizations.

Bolivia — A CIA-organized military operation captures legendary guerilla Che Guevara. The CIA wants to keep him alive for interrogation, but the Bolivian government executes him to prevent worldwide calls for clemency.

1969
Uruguay — The notorious CIA torturer Dan Mitrione arrives in Uruguay, a country torn with political strife. Whereas right-wing forces previously used torture only as a last resort, Mitrione convinces them to use it as a routine, widespread practice. “The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect,” is his motto. The torture techniques he teaches to the death squads rival the Nazis’. He eventually becomes so feared that revolutionaries will kidnap and murder him a year later.

1970
Cambodia — The CIA overthrows Prince Sahounek, who is highly popular among Cambodians for keeping them out of the Vietnam War. He is replaced by CIA puppet Lon Nol, who immediately throws Cambodian troops into battle. This unpopular move strengthens once minor opposition parties like the Khmer Rouge, which achieves power in 1975 and massacres millions of its own people.

1971
Bolivia — After half a decade of CIA-inspired political turmoil, a CIA-backed military coup overthrows the leftist President Juan Torres. In the next two years, dictator Hugo Banzer will have over 2,000 political opponents arrested without trial, then tortured, raped and executed.

Haiti — “Papa Doc” Duvalier dies, leaving his 19-year old son “Baby Doc” Duvalier the dictator of Haiti. His son continues his bloody reign with full knowledge of the CIA.

1972
The Case-Zablocki Act — Congress passes an act requiring congressional review of executive agreements. In theory, this should make CIA operations more accountable. In fact, it is only marginally effective.

Cambodia — Congress votes to cut off CIA funds for its secret war in Cambodia.

Wagergate Break-in — President Nixon sends in a team of burglars to wiretap Democratic offices at Watergate. The team members have extensive CIA histories, including James McCord, E. Howard Hunt and five of the Cuban burglars. They work for the Committee to Reelect the President (CREEP), which does dirty work like disrupting Democratic campaigns and laundering Nixon’s illegal campaign contributions. CREEP’s activities are funded and organized by another CIA front, the Mullen Company.

1973
Chile — The CIA overthrows and assassinates Salvador Allende, Latin America’s first democratically elected socialist leader. The problems begin when Allende nationalizes American-owned firms in Chile. ITT offers the CIA $1 million for a coup (reportedly refused). The CIA replaces Allende with General Augusto Pinochet, who will torture and murder thousands of his own countrymen in a crackdown on labor leaders and the political left.

CIA begins internal investigations — William Colby, the Deputy Director for Operations, orders all CIA personnel to report any and all illegal activities they know about. This information is later reported to Congress.

Watergate Scandal — The CIA’s main collaborating newspaper in America,The Washington Post, reports Nixon’s crimes long before any other newspaper takes up the subject. The two reporters, Woodward and Bernstein, make almost no mention of the CIA’s many fingerprints all over the scandal. It is later revealed that Woodward was a Naval intelligence briefer to the White House, and knows many important intelligence figures, including General Alexander Haig. His main source, “Deep Throat,” is probably one of those.

CIA Director Helms Fired — President Nixon fires CIA Director Richard Helms for failing to help cover up the Watergate scandal. Helms and Nixon have always disliked each other. The new CIA director is William Colby, who is relatively more open to CIA reform.

1974
CHAOS exposed — Pulitzer prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh publishes a story about Operation CHAOS, the domestic surveillance and infiltration of anti-war and civil rights groups in the U.S. The story sparks national outrage.

Angleton fired — Congress holds hearings on the illegal domestic spying efforts of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence. His efforts included mail-opening campaigns and secret surveillance of war protesters. The hearings result in his dismissal from the CIA.

House clears CIA in Watergate — The House of Representatives clears the CIA of any complicity in Nixon’s Watergate break-in.

The Hughes Ryan Act — Congress passes an amendment requiring the president to report nonintelligence CIA operations to the relevant congressional committees in a timely fashion.

1975
Australia — The CIA helps topple the democratically elected, left-leaning government of Prime Minister Edward Whitlam. The CIA does this by giving an ultimatum to its Governor-General, John Kerr. Kerr, a longtime CIA collaborator, exercises his constitutional right to dissolve the Whitlam government. The Governor-General is a largely ceremonial position appointed by the Queen; the Prime Minister is democratically elected. The use of this archaic and never-used law stuns the nation.

Angola — Eager to demonstrate American military resolve after its defeat in Vietnam, Henry Kissinger launches a CIA-backed war in Angola. Contrary to Kissinger’s assertions, Angola is a country of little strategic importance and not seriously threatened by communism. The CIA backs the brutal leader of UNITAS, Jonas Savimbi. This polarizes Angolan politics and drives his opponents into the arms of Cuba and the Soviet Union for survival. Congress will cut off funds in 1976, but the CIA is able to run the war off the books until 1984, when funding is legalized again. This entirely pointless war kills over 300,000 Angolans.

“The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence” — Victor Marchetti and John Marks publish this whistle-blowing history of CIA crimes and abuses. Marchetti has spent 14 years in the CIA, eventually becoming an executive assistant to the Deputy Director of Intelligence. Marks has spent five years as an intelligence official in the State Department.

“Inside the Company” — Philip Agee publishes a diary of his life inside the CIA. Agee has worked in covert operations in Latin America during the 60s, and details the crimes in which he took part.

Congress investigates CIA wrong-doing — Public outrage compels Congress to hold hearings on CIA crimes. Senator Frank Church heads the Senate investigation (“The Church Committee”), and Representative Otis Pike heads the House investigation. (Despite a 98 percent incumbency reelection rate, both Church and Pike are defeated in the next elections.) The investigations lead to a number of reforms intended to increase the CIA’s accountability to Congress, including the creation of a standing Senate committee on intelligence. However, the reforms prove ineffective, as the Iran/Contra scandal will show. It turns out the CIA can control, deal with or sidestep Congress with ease.

The Rockefeller Commission — In an attempt to reduce the damage done by the Church Committee, President Ford creates the “Rockefeller Commission” to whitewash CIA history and propose toothless reforms. The commission’s namesake, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, is himself a major CIA figure. Five of the commission’s eight members are also members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a CIA-dominated organization.

1979
Iran — The CIA fails to predict the fall of the Shah of Iran, a longtime CIA puppet, and the rise of Muslim fundamentalists who are furious at the CIA’s backing of SAVAK, the Shah’s bloodthirsty secret police. In revenge, the Muslims take 52 Americans hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran.

Afghanistan — The Soviets invade Afghanistan. The CIA immediately begins supplying arms to any faction willing to fight the occupying Soviets. Such indiscriminate arming means that when the Soviets leave Afghanistan, civil war will erupt. Also, fanatical Muslim extremists now possess state-of-the-art weaponry. One of these is Sheik Abdel Rahman, who will become involved in the World Trade Center bombing in New York.

El Salvador — An idealistic group of young military officers, repulsed by the massacre of the poor, overthrows the right-wing government. However, the U.S. compels the inexperienced officers to include many of the old guard in key positions in their new government. Soon, things are back to “normal” — the military government is repressing and killing poor civilian protesters. Many of the young military and civilian reformers, finding themselves powerless, resign in disgust.

Nicaragua — Anastasios Samoza II, the CIA-backed dictator, falls. The Marxist Sandinistas take over government, and they are initially popular because of their commitment to land and anti-poverty reform. Samoza had a murderous and hated personal army called the National Guard. Remnants of the Guard will become the Contras, who fight a CIA-backed guerilla war against the Sandinista government throughout the 1980s.

1980
El Salvador — The Archbishop of San Salvador, Oscar Romero, pleads with President Carter “Christian to Christian” to stop aiding the military government slaughtering his people. Carter refuses. Shortly afterwards, right-wing leader Roberto D’Aubuisson has Romero shot through the heart while saying Mass. The country soon dissolves into civil war, with the peasants in the hills fighting against the military government. The CIA and U.S. Armed Forces supply the government with overwhelming military and intelligence superiority. CIA-trained death squads roam the countryside, committing atrocities like that of El Mazote in 1982, where they massacre between 700 and 1000 men, women and children. By 1992, some 63,000 Salvadorans will be killed.

1981
Iran/Contra Begins — The CIA begins selling arms to Iran at high prices, using the profits to arm the Contras fighting the Sandinista government in Nicaragua. President Reagan vows that the Sandinistas will be “pressured” until “they say ‘uncle.’” The CIA’s Freedom Fighter’s Manual disbursed to the Contras includes instruction on economic sabotage, propaganda, extortion, bribery, blackmail, interrogation, torture, murder and political assassination.

1983
Honduras — The CIA gives Honduran military officers the Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983, which teaches how to torture people. Honduras’ notorious “Battalion 316″ then uses these techniques, with the CIA’s full knowledge, on thousands of leftist dissidents. At least 184 are murdered.

1984
The Boland Amendment — The last of a series of Boland Amendments is passed. These amendments have reduced CIA aid to the Contras; the last one cuts it off completely. However, CIA Director William Casey is already prepared to “hand off” the operation to Colonel Oliver North, who illegally continues supplying the Contras through the CIA’s informal, secret, and self-financing network. This includes “humanitarian aid” donated by Adolph Coors and William Simon, and military aid funded by Iranian arms sales.

1986
Eugene Hasenfus — Nicaragua shoots down a C-123 transport plane carrying military supplies to the Contras. The lone survivor, Eugene Hasenfus, turns out to be a CIA employee, as are the two dead pilots. The airplane belongs to Southern Air Transport, a CIA front. The incident makes a mockery of President Reagan’s claims that the CIA is not illegally arming the Contras.

Iran/Contra Scandal — Although the details have long been known, the Iran/Contra scandal finally captures the media’s attention in 1986. Congress holds hearings, and several key figures (like Oliver North) lie under oath to protect the intelligence community. CIA Director William Casey dies of brain cancer before Congress can question him. All reforms enacted by Congress after the scandal are purely cosmetic.

Haiti — Rising popular revolt in Haiti means that “Baby Doc” Duvalier will remain “President for Life” only if he has a short one. The U.S., which hates instability in a puppet country, flies the despotic Duvalier to the South of France for a comfortable retirement. The CIA then rigs the upcoming elections in favor of another right-wing military strongman. However, violence keeps the country in political turmoil for another four years. The CIA tries to strengthen the military by creating the National Intelligence Service (SIN), which suppresses popular revolt through torture and assassination.

1989
Panama — The U.S. invades Panama to overthrow a dictator of its own making, General Manuel Noriega. Noriega has been on the CIA’s payroll since 1966, and has been transporting drugs with the CIA’s knowledge since 1972. By the late 80s, Noriega’s growing independence and intransigence have angered Washington… so out he goes.

1990
Haiti — Competing against 10 comparatively wealthy candidates, leftist priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide captures 68 percent of the vote. After only eight months in power, however, the CIA-backed military deposes him. More military dictators brutalize the country, as thousands of Haitian refugees escape the turmoil in barely seaworthy boats. As popular opinion calls for Aristide’s return, the CIA begins a disinformation campaign painting the courageous priest as mentally unstable.

1991
The Gulf War — The U.S. liberates Kuwait from Iraq. But Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein, is another creature of the CIA. With U.S. encouragement, Hussein invaded Iran in 1980. During this costly eight-year war, the CIA built up Hussein’s forces with sophisticated arms, intelligence, training and financial backing. This cemented Hussein’s power at home, allowing him to crush the many internal rebellions that erupted from time to time, sometimes with poison gas. It also gave him all the military might he needed to conduct further adventurism — in Kuwait, for example.

The Fall of the Soviet Union — The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn’t been doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism. This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community’s budget is not significantly reduced after the demise of communism.

1992

Economic Espionage — In the years following the end of the Cold War, the CIA is increasingly used for economic espionage. This involves stealing the technological secrets of competing foreign companies and giving them to American ones. Given the CIA’s clear preference for dirty tricks over mere information gathering, the possibility of serious criminal behavior is very great indeed.

1993
Haiti — The chaos in Haiti grows so bad that President Clinton has no choice but to remove the Haitian military dictator, Raoul Cedras, on threat of U.S. invasion. The U.S. occupiers do not arrest Haiti’s military leaders for crimes against humanity, but instead ensure their safety and rich retirements. Aristide is returned to power only after being forced to accept an agenda favorable to the country’s ruling class.

EPILOGUE

In a speech before the CIA celebrating its 50th anniversary, President Clinton said: “By necessity, the American people will never know the full story of your courage.”

Clinton’s is a common defense of the CIA: namely, the American people should stop criticizing the CIA because they don’t know what it really does. This, of course, is the heart of the problem in the first place. An agency that is above criticism is also above moral behavior and reform. Its secrecy and lack of accountability allows its corruption to grow unchecked.
Furthermore, Clinton’s statement is simply untrue. The history of the agency is growing painfully clear, especially with the declassification of historical CIA documents. We may not know the details of specific operations, but we do know, quite well, the general behavior of the CIA. These facts began emerging nearly two decades ago at an ever-quickening pace. Today we have a remarkably accurate and consistent picture, repeated in country after country, and verified from countless different directions.

The CIA’s response to this growing knowledge and criticism follows a typical historical pattern. (Indeed, there are remarkable parallels to the Medieval Church’s fight against the Scientific Revolution.) The first journalists and writers to reveal the CIA’s criminal behavior were harassed and censored if they were American writers, and tortured and murdered if they were foreigners. (See Philip Agee’s On the Run for an example of early harassment.) However, over the last two decades the tide of evidence has become overwhelming, and the CIA has found that it does not have enough fingers to plug every hole in the dike. This is especially true in the age of the Internet, where information flows freely among millions of people. Since censorship is impossible, the Agency must now defend itself with apologetics. Clinton’s “Americans will never know” defense is a prime example.

Another common apologetic is that “the world is filled with unsavory characters, and we must deal with them if we are to protect American interests at all.” There are two things wrong with this. First, it ignores the fact that the CIA has regularly spurned alliances with defenders of democracy, free speech and human rights, preferring the company of military dictators and tyrants. The CIA had moral options available to them, but did not take them.

Second, this argument begs several questions. The first is: “Which American interests?” The CIA has courted right-wing dictators because they allow wealthyAmericans to exploit the country’s cheap labor and resources. But poor and middle-class Americans pay the price whenever they fight the wars that stem from CIA actions, from Vietnam to the Gulf War to Panama. The second begged question is: “Why should American interests come at the expense of other peoples’ human rights?”

The CIA should be abolished, its leadership dismissed and its relevant members tried for crimes against humanity. Our intelligence community should be rebuilt from the ground up, with the goal of collecting and analyzing information. As for covert action, there are two moral options. The first one is to eliminate covert action completely. But this gives jitters to people worried about the Adolf Hitlers of the world. So a second option is that we can place covert action under extensive and true democratic oversight. For example, a bipartisan Congressional Committee of 40 members could review and veto all aspects of CIA operations upon a majority or super-majority vote. Which of these two options is best may be the subject of debate, but one thing is clear: like dictatorship, like monarchy, unaccountable covert operations should die like the dinosaurs they are.

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Omega: One thing that jumped to mind when reading this is; where were the CIA when the Clintons were helping Russia buy up Uranium Assets in Canada and the the USA? They would know about it which brings the presumption that they condoned or assisted.

If the lack of oversight in the CIA has allowed a previous enemy to gain such a strategic advantage then who are they working for now and what is their game plan?

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