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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Nappi

Why do Americans tolerate the CIA and FBI and continue to believe their lies?

In the weeks and months following WWII, military intelligence and what would become the CIA would employ known NAZI officers and war criminals. Their assignment would be to gather knowledge on Russian and European communists.

For their service, they shielded these people from arrest, indictment and punishment for their roles in crimes against humanity.

We should think about why we Americans tolerate the CIA and FBI.

These foundational underpinnings of the national security state have lied and continue to lie to the American people about spying on us and their own involvement in illegal activities.

Just this week Judge Napolitano wrote of the unconstitutionality of actions by the FBI and CIA.

Is it shocking the CIA and FBI (and the NSA) view us as enemies of the state?

That's exactly how those Nazi SS and Gestapo people helped by the American security state apparatus viewed anyone but themselves.

There is a lesson here to learn.

"The chief White House spokesman, Larry Speakes, said that a formal note expressing the ''deep regrets'' of the United States for the concealment of Mr. Barbie was delivered by the State Department to the French Embassy

It was the first official admission by the United States that the Army had helped Mr. Barbie avoid prosecution and had employed him for its own purposes. Mr. Barbie has been called the ''butcher of Lyons'' for his activities in that French city during World War II. Five-Month Investigation..."

"At the time, the sheer scope of Barbie’s crimes dominated conversation and news. Very few people, however, asked the obvious question: How had the aging Nazi war criminal, who played a role in the deaths of thousands, evaded justice for decades?


The answer? A crime that wasn’t read out in court that day in May. The U.S. government saved Barbie’s life — and gave him a job that ensured he went on to commit even more atrocities. " --

"Nikolaus “Klaus” Barbie (1913-1991) in France prior to the Allied liberation of the country is the subject of this piece. Barbie, later named the “Butcher of Lyon,” tortured, murdered, and deported thousands of resistance fighters and Jews during his time in France." --

"In 1968, Mr. Hoover authorized the F.B.I. to wiretap a left-wing journalist who wrote critical stories about Nazis in America, internal records show. Mr. Hoover declared the journalist, Charles Allen, a potential threat to national security."-

John Fox, the bureau’s chief historian, said: “In hindsight, it is clear that Hoover, and by extension the F.B.I., was shortsighted in dismissing evidence of ties between recent German and East European immigrants and Nazi war crimes. It should be remembered, though, that this was at the peak of Cold War tensions.”

Records: U.S. Protected Some Nazi Gestapo Agents-

“Honest and idealist … enjoys good food and wine … unprejudiced mind …”

"That’s how a 1952 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) assessment described Nazi ideologue Emil Augsburg, an officer at the infamous Wannsee Institute, the SS think tank involved in planning the Final Solution. Augsburg’s SS unit performed “special duties,” a euphemism for exterminating Jews and other “undesirables” during the Second World War.

Although he was wanted in Poland for war crimes, Augsburg managed to ingratiate himself with the U.S. CIA, which employed him in the late 1940s as an expert on Soviet affairs. Recently released CIA records indicate that Augsburg was among a rogue’s gallery of Nazi war criminals recruited by U.S. intelligence agencies shortly after Germany surrendered to the Allies.

Pried loose by Congress, which passed the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act three years ago, a long-hidden trove of once-classified CIA documents confirms one of the worst-kept secrets of the cold war–the CIA’s use of an extensive Nazi spy network to wage a clandestine campaign against the Soviet Union."

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