Wednesday, June 07, 2006

 

CIA Hid Knowledge Of Eichman's Whereabouts

Although as some news outlets are reporting, this wasn't all due to CIA interests. This was done at the request of the former Nazis, ZEE JERMANS :

The Central IntelligenceAgency took no action after learning the pseudonym and whereabouts of the fugitive Holocaust administrator Adolf Eichmann in 1958, according to C.I.A. documents released Tuesday that shed new light on the spy agency's use of former Nazis as informants after World War II.

The C.I.A. was told by West German intelligence that Eichmann was living in Argentina under the name Clemens - a slight variation on his actual alias, Ricardo Klement - but did not share the information with Israel, which had been hunting for him for years, according to Timothy Naftali, a historian who examined the documents. Two years later, Israeli agents abducted Eichmann in Argentina and flew him to Israel, where he was tried and executed in 1962.

The Eichmann papers are among 27,000 newly declassified pages released by the C.I.A. to the National Archives under Congressional pressure to make public files about former officials of Adolf Hitler's regime later used as American agents. The material reinforces the view that most former Nazis gave American intelligence little of value and in some cases proved to be damaging double agents for the Soviet K.G.B., according to historians and members of the government panel that has worked to open the long-secret files.

Elizabeth Holtzman, a former congresswoman from New York and member of the panel, the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, said the documents showed that the C.I.A "failed to lift a finger" to hunt Eichmann and "force us to confront not only the moral harm but the practical harm" of relying on intelligence from ex-Nazis.

The United States government, preoccupied with the cold war, had no policy at the time of pursuing Nazi war criminals. The records also show that American intelligence officials protected many former Nazis for their perceived value in combating the Soviet threat.

Holtzman, speaking at a news briefing at the National Archives on Tuesday, said information from the former Nazis was often tainted both by their "personal agendas" and their vulnerability to blackmail. "Using bad people can have very bad consequences," said Holtzman. She and other group members suggested that the findings should be a cautionary tale for intelligence agencies today.

As head of the Gestapo's Jewish affairs office during the war, Eichmann put into effect the policy of extermination of European Jewry, promoting the use of gas chambers and having a hand in the murder of millions of Jews. Captured by the United States Army at the end of the war, he gave a false name and went unrecognized, hiding in Germany and Italy before fleeing to Argentina in 1950.
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What do you think?

 
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I think I will use the curvey thing as a mask for different shots of Islamic terrorism, specifically in Israel. Just like you did. Nice idea. My blog content is not going to be as good as this one though.

So this is what I mean, I was planning on creating a new blog with a large library of media clips (see flash component at the bottom which I have not completed yet) with a primary focus on Israel. The ideas is from your blog though, so if you would like me to not go ahead / change my approach I would be happy to.

Take care.

 
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"so if you would like me to not go ahead"

Go ahead ;)

"I was planning on creating a new blog with a large library of media clips"

If you send me an e-mail at some point, I'll send you a bunch of links with videos I collected along my travels.

 
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Thanks. Will do. :)

 
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