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and U.S. Intelligence
General Reinhard Gehlen
Chief of the Third Reich's "Foreign Armies
Gehlen worked with many
secret fascist organizations, including:
- Stepan Bandera's "B Faction,"
Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
- Romania's Iron Guard
- the Ustashe of Yugoslavia
- the Vanagis of Latvia
- Vlasov's "Army" in Russia.
Simpson. Blowback: America's Recruitment of Nazis and its
Effects on the Cold War, 1988.
In 1956, control of the Gehlen Org shifted from the
CIA to West Germany's Intelligence Service. Gehlen was
its director until he retired in 1968.
Source: "Gehlen Organization," 26
November 1997. Federation of American Scientists:
Chief Architect of U.S.-Nazi
business and spy networks
- spy at the U.S. embassy in Bern, Switzerland,
collecting political data for the State
Department on Germany and the Austro-Hungarian
- member, U.S. staff, Versailles Peace Conference (1918-1922)
- head, State Department's Near East Affairs
- worked with brother John Foster Dulles, as lawyer
and international finance specialist for Sullivan
& Cromwell, a Wall Street law firm in New
York (1927-1941). While there, he worked with top
Nazi industrialists and played a pivotal role in
promoting U.S.-Nazi corporate relations. Allen worked with Prescott Bush (grandfather
of President George Walker Bush) and George Herbert Walker (Prescott's
father-in-law) who ran Union Banking Corporation for
the Nazis. Allen was legal counsel for
Standard Oil and the Nazi's I. G. Farben, co-owned
by the Rockefellers. (Other U.S.
millionaires allied to the Nazis were: William Randolph Hearst
Sr., Andrew Mellon, Irenee du Pont, Henry Ford
and J.P. Morgan. Morgan, du Pont and others were
even involved in a Fascist plot to overthrow the
U.S. government in 1934.)
- President Roosevelt, realizing Dulles was a
traitor, had his New York "Office of
Coordinator of Information" wiretapped (1941-42).
Some Dulles-linked firms, like Bush's Union
Banking Corp., were seized under the Trading with
the Enemy Act (1942)
- Berne station chief, Office of Strategic Services
(1942-1945). Roosevelt's plan to charge Dulles
with treason failed when Dulles was warned and
covered his tracks (1944). Roosevelt's plan died
with him (1945).
- as OSS station chief in Berlin, Dulles negotiated
the agreement with General Reinhard Gehlen to
establish a Nazi spy network within the OSS (1945).
- Dulles helped in the development of the CIA (1947),
became its deputy director (1951) and its
director (1953-1961). He oversaw numerous
covert operations, such as election rigging in
Italy (1948), coups in Iran (1953) and Guatemala
(1954) and many other notorious operations
described in this issue.
- When Union Banking Corp. was liquidated, Prescott Bush
and George Herbert Walker received $1.5 million (1951)
- was fired by President Kennedy after the failed invasion of
Cuba at the Bay of Pigs (1961)
- as a member of the Warren Commission, he promoted
the theory that a "lone gunman"
assassinated John F. Kennedy (1963).
Growth of Gehlen Org
The Gehlen Org initially included
Gehlen's immediate staff of about 350 agents. Hundreds
of German army and SS officers were released from
internment camps to join his headquarters in Germany's
the staff grew to 3,000, the Org moved to a compound near
Pullach, south of Munich. It operated under the
innocent name, South German Industrial Development
Organization. By the early-1950s, the organization
employed up to 4,000 intelligence specialists in Germany
(mainly former army and SS officers) and more than 4,000
undercover agents who were active throughout the Soviet-bloc.
Operation Sunrise, some 5,000 anti-communist East
Europeans and Russians were trained in Germany in 1946,
under the command of General Sikes and SS General
Burckhardt. They supported insurgencies in areas
such as Ukraine, which were not suppressed by the Soviets
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