extracted from "Secret Societies That
Threaten to Take Over America"
ON MAY 19, 1945, JUST TWELVE DAYS AFTER GERMANY’S unconditional surrender,
Herbert Wagner, creator of the first Nazi guided missile used in combat,
landed in Washington, D.C., in a U.S. military aircraft with blacked- out
Wagner was the first of a stream of Nazi scientists, technicians, and others
to arrive in the United States in a program that came to be known as
Paperclip. It began as Operation Overcast, a program authorized by the Joint
Chiefs of Staff to exploit the knowledge of Nazi scientists. (Overcast was
mentioned but not clearly explained in the 2006 film The Good German
starring George Clooney.)
This operation was renamed Paperclip and formally
authorized in August 1945 by President Harry Truman, who was assured that no
one with “Nazi or militaristic records” would be involved.
By mid-November, more Nazi scientists, engineers, and technicians were
arriving in America, including Wernher von Braun and more than seven hundred
other Nazi rocket scientists.
By 1955, nearly a thousand
German scientists had been granted citizenship in
the United States and given prominent positions in the American scientific
community. Many had been longtime members of the Nazi Party and the Gestapo,
had conducted experiments on humans at concentration camps, used slave
labor, and committed other war crimes.
Von Braun, who in later years became the head of the National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA), is one of the more recognizable names of
the Paperclip scientists.
Major General Walter Dornberger, a
close associate of von Braun’s
Werner Heisenberg, physicist and Nobel
laureate who founded quantum mechanics
gaseous uranium centrifuge expert
Dr. Paul Harteck
Nazi atomic bomb physicist and military project leader
uranium enrichment expert Erich Bagge
1944 Nobel Prize winner
Otto Hahn, called the “father of nuclear chemistry”
Friedrich von Weizsaecker, Karl Wirtz, and Horst Korsching
Like other researchers, Hunt found
many government files pertaining to recruited Nazis “missing” or otherwise
unavailable. Despite government claims that Paperclip was ended in 1947,
according to Hunt, this project was,
“the biggest, longest-running operation
involving Nazis in our country’s history.”
“The project continued nonstop until 1973
- decades longer than was previously
thought. And remnants of it are still in operation today,” she wrote.
1990s, when details of Paperclip finally reached the public’s ears, the
infusion of Nazis into America’s military-industrial complex was complete.
IN 1952 , NEWLY elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower was persuaded to
name John Foster Dulles as his secretary of state, and his brother, Allen
Dulles, as the director of the CIA.
“The reigning Dulles brothers were the
‘Republican’ replacements for their client and business partner, ‘Democrat’ Averell Harriman. Occasional public posturing aside, their strategic
commitments [to the globalists] were identical to his,” stated authors
Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin in their well-documented 1992
Biography of George H. W. Bush.
It should be noted that the
Dulles brothers were both attorneys for and business partners with Averell
It should also be noted that Allen Dulles, as OSS station chief in
Bern, Switzerland, sat at the nexus of U.S. intelligence as well as Soviet
intelligence, such as the infamous Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, spy
network. It was during his stint as assistant to the U.S. ambassador that
Dulles used SS Brigadefuehrer, or brigadier general, Walter Schellenberg to
communicate with his immediate superior, Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler.
Dulles constantly sent intelligence reports to Washington, although, as
stated by Adam LeBor,
“there are questions as to whether his motive was
supplying genuine economic intelligence or merely building a complicated
empire of information and disinformation that reached from Bern to Berlin
and back again.”
Dulles moved from Bern to become OSS station chief in Berlin at the end of
the war. In 1947, when the OSS was rolled into the newly created CIA,
Dulles’s translator was an army intelligence officer named Henry Kissinger,
who would go on to become secretary of state under President Richard Nixon,
a lifelong friend to Dulles.
Project Paperclip quickly came under the control of an “old boy” network
encompassing members of the globalists centered in the
Council on Foreign
After its inception, Paperclip was run by the intelligence division of the
U.S. Army’s European Command, directed by Robert Walsh operating out of
“The Paperclip office operated out of the intelligence division’s
headquarters in Heidelberg, under Deputy Director Colonel Robert Schow, who
would become assistant director of the CIA in 1949 and assistant chief of
staff for intelligence in 1956,” Hunt wrote in Secret Agenda.
She added that
officers of the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA) who managed
Project Paperclip soon began receiving security reports from Schow’s office,
regarding the Germans recruited into the program. All reports on these men
had been altered from a determination of “ardent Nazi” to read “not an
After assuming the directorship of the newly created CIA, Allen Dulles, who,
as attorney for the Shroeder bank, had brokered the deals allowing Hitler’s
rise to power, assumed control over Project Paperclip and increased the flow
of National Socialists into the United States.
After former Nazi spymaster General
Reinhard Gehlen met with the CIA
director Dulles and offered to turn over his extensive spy network to the
CIA in exchange for non-prosecution of their Nazi pasts, the scientists’
dossiers were rewritten to eliminate incriminating evidence of their work
for the Nazis.
“For over forty years ... Paperclip’s dark secrets lay safely
hidden in cover-ups, lies, and deceit,” stated Hunt.
Hunt uncovered documents showing that even Wernher von Braun, who in 1947
had been described as “a potential security threat” by the military
governor, was reassessed only months later in a report stating, “he may not
constitute a security threat to the U.S.”
Likewise, von Braun’s brother,
Magnus, who had been declared a “dangerous German Nazi” by
counterintelligence officers, was brought to America and his pro-Nazi record
“The effect of the cover-up involved far more than merely whitewashing the
information in the dossiers,” noted Hunt. “Serious allegations of crimes not
only were expunged from the records, but were never even investigated.”
In a 1985 exposé in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Hunt wrote that
she had examined more than 130 reports on Project Paperclip subjects - and
every one “had been changed to eliminate the security threat
classification.” President Truman, who had explicitly ordered no committed
Nazis to be admitted under Project Paperclip, was evidently never aware that
his directive had been violated.
Again, this is evidence of control at a
level higher than the president.
By the late 1940s, the now-ascendant Cold War added new impetus. Potential
intelligence assets were recruited from all across Europe, many of them
zealous Nazis who could be relied upon to be anticommunists. In an effort to
avoid the negative publicity that had burdened some of the early Paperclip
activities - some Americans just did not think it proper to bring former
Nazis to the United States and place them in responsible positions - JIOA officers
began bringing Nazis from Argentina, that haven for the Bormann
According to Hunt, all of this activity was almost totally unknown to the
public but rested in the hands of certain top-ranking government officials
like the Dulles brothers and John J. McCloy.
The agenda of
was moving ahead.
Paperclip had several spin-off projects. Expanding on Paperclip, the National
Interest program was tightly connected to the new CIA and provided a means
of bypassing close scrutiny by anti-Nazi elements within military
No longer were Nazi scientists the sole objective; recruitment
of Nazis now included Eastern Europeans thought to be helpful against the
communists, and even convicted Nazi war criminals. Anyone, regardless of
their past, was eligible as long as someone within the U.S. government
deemed their presence in the national interest.
Prevailing myth has it that the first group in National Interest, the German
scientists, were employed solely because of their scientific expertise, but
there were other reasons as well. First, defense contractors and
universities could hire German scientists for substantially less money than
they could American employees.
Salary statistics show that the Germans
signed contracts for approximately $2,000 a year less than their American
counterparts received in comparable positions. Of course, the Germans were
unaware of the salary discrepancy, since they had earned even less money in
West Germany. The JIOA, however, took advantage of the situation by
promoting cheap salaries to convince corporations to participate in the
Second, because of the Joint Chiefs of Staff connection with the
National Interest project, German scientists could obtain necessary security
clearances more easily than could American scientists. Defense contractors
looking for new employees to work on classified projects found this aspect
of National Interest to be particularly advantageous.
By 1957, more than
sixty companies were listed on JIOA’s rosters, including Lockheed, W. R.
Grace and Company, CBS Laboratories, and Martin Marietta...
National Interest placed German scientists at major universities in research
or teaching positions, regardless of their Nazi pasts.
U.S. Office of Education helped JIOA send fliers to universities all over
the country touting the advantages of hiring the Germans on federally
financed research projects, since they could obtain security clearances more
easily than Americans. The University of Texas, Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and Boston University were among the
It should be noted that Yale University, alma mater of the Bush and Harriman
families and home of
Skull and Bones, also received Paperclip Nazis as
Another program, code-named simply Project 63, was designed specifically to
get German scientists out of Europe and away from the Soviets.
“Most went to
work for universities or defense contractors, not the U.S. government,”
“Thus the American taxpayer footed the bill for a project to
help former Nazis obtain jobs with Lockheed, Martin Marietta, North American
Aviation, and other defense contractors during a time when many American
engineers in the aircraft industry were being laid off .”
The Project 63 effort to import Nazis grew so public
- in 1952, JIOA deputy
director Air Force colonel Gerold Crabbe and a gaggle of military officers,
Paperclip members, and civilians journeyed to West Germany on a recruitment
drive - that even McCloy expressed concern over a “violent reaction” by West
West Germans complained to U.S. ambassador James Conant,
demanding that Paperclip be ended.
Conant appealed to then secretary of
state John Foster Dulles to shut down Paperclip,
“before we are faced with a
formal complaint by the West German government against a continuing U.S.
recruitment program which has no parallel in any other Allied country.”
the project was not stopped. As usual, there was simply a name change.
Paperclip became the Defense Scientists Immigration Program (DEFSIP). Conant
may not have realized his appeal was aimed at one of the architects of the
very program he was trying to end.
As the Paperclip project began to lose momentum, yet another stimulus arose.
On October 4, 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik I into orbit around the
Earth and the space race was on. The Nazi scientists were in demand more
Paperclip again began to grow.
Specialists were imported from Germany,
Austria, and other countries under Project 63 and National Interest and
gained positions at many universities and defense contractors, including
Duke University, RCA, Bell Laboratories, Douglas Aircraft , and Martin
“Information about the number of defectors and other individuals
brought in by the CIA and military intelligence agencies is unknown, since JIOA records concerning them were either shredded or pulled during the FBI’s
investigation in 1964,” noted Hunt, adding, “It had taken the greatest war
in history to put a stop to an unspeakable evil, and now the cutting edge of
that nightmare was being transplanted to America.”
Interestingly, even as we were bringing foreign defectors into the USA, we
discovered a traitor within our own government.
Lieutenant Colonel William
Henry Whalen, who from 1957 served as deputy director of JIOA, the agency
that commanded Paperclip, became the highest-ranking American ever recruited
as a mole by the Soviet intelligence service. Only four months after he
began spying for the Soviets, Whalen was promoted to the directorship of
When arrested in 1962, Whalen was an intelligence adviser, which
permitted him access to any information pertaining to the Joint Chiefs of
Staff planning and allocation of military forces, including communications
and electronic intelligence-gathering.
Whalen, who suffered from alcoholism and debt, was recruited by the Soviets
in the mid-1950s by Colonel Sergei Edemski, a loquacious Soviet military
attaché in Washington, D.C.
Although it became publicly known that Whalen
admitted providing the Communists with our utmost secrets concerning U.S.
nuclear weaponry and strategies, his connection with Paperclip was not
Yet, author Hunt raised a relevant question about Whalen by
“Did he use blackmail to recruit a spy or saboteur from among the
approximately 1,600 Paperclip specialists and hundreds of other JIOA
recruits brought to this country since 1945? It certainly is clear from the
evidence that many of them had a lot to hide.”
Though charged with
espionage, in 1966 Whalen made a deal with the Justice Department, in which
he pled guilty to a lesser charge in exchange for his cooperation. Federal
judge Oren Lewis, while accusing Whalen of “selling me and all your fellow
Americans down the river,” nevertheless sentenced the spy to a mere fifteen
years in prison.
He was paroled after serving only six years.
But it was not just homegrown spies like Whalen who were slipping
information out of Paperclip. Imported Nazis had every opportunity to pass
national security information out of the country. According to Hunt, there
was no further army surveillance over the Nazi Paperclip specialists after
just four months of their signing a contract with the U.S. government.
Furthermore, anyone receiving any more than 50 percent support from a
Paperclip specialist constituted a “dependent,” according to their
“The large number of so- called dependents - including mistresses
and maids - brought to Fort Bliss [Texas] as a result of [this situation] were
subject to no off-the-post surveillance, even though it was assumed that
they had access to at least some classified information because of their
close contact with Paperclip personnel,” wrote Hunt.
Incidents of information being passed out of Paperclip were presented to
authorities, yet nothing was done.
A Fort Bliss businessman reported
Paperclip engineer Hans Lindenmayr to the FBI, claiming the German had been
using his business address as an illegal letter drop.
According to Hunt, at
least three other Nazis maintained illegal mail drops in El Paso,
they received money from foreign or unknown sources and coded messages from
It was also learned that many Paperclip Nazis received cash
from foreign sources.
“Neither Army CIC not FBI agents knew where that money
came from, and by all appearances, no one cared to know how more than a
third of the Paperclip group suddenly were able to buy expensive cars,”
When word was passed that Nazi scientists working for the French were
suspected of receiving orders from Germany to work toward a reemergence of
the Reich, army intelligence officers finally began to take a closer look at
Paperclip. Amazingly, the biggest catch was Wernher von Braun. It was
revealed that at the end of the war, the rocket scientist had been caught
sending a map overseas to General Dornberger and concealing information from U.S. officials.
Further investigation revealed that Paperclip specialists
were allowed to make unsupervised trips off base and even out of town, the
only requirement being that they report when they arrived at their
destination. Several had their own telephones that were never monitored.
President Truman was once notified by the CIA that the Nazi scientists
working for the Soviets were using a postal address in the U.S. sector of
West Germany as a cover for communications with the Paperclip scientists in
One General Electric manager working with Paperclip specialists
told the FBI that the Army’s lax security at White Sands Proving Grounds
bordered on “criminal neglect,” especially since about 350 of the Germans’
former coworkers were serving the Russians. He believed that it was
reasonable to assume that friendly contacts between the two groups still
Apparently, overseas communication between the Nazis in America and the
Nazis in Russia continued unabated, which has raised the possibility of a
parallel space race controlled or manipulated by the very globalists who had
created and financed both communism and the Third Reich.
everyone who was of age in 1969 recalls vividly the pride and
excitement of the U.S. Apollo mission’s moon landing on July 20. It is
difficult then for them to seriously consider the many contradictions and
anomalies of the six moon landings.
What may be even more difficult is to
consider that the space race was never a true competition between the United
States and the former Soviet Union; rather, it was a combined space program
run by Nazi scientists and controlled by high-level globalists.
As the Allies closed in on Nazi Germany in the spring of 1945, top American
commanders were given orders to leave all the rockets and their plans at the
Nazi facility at Nordhausen for the Russians. However, some commanders
unofficially absconded with about a hundred V-2s, along with a large
collection of plans, manuals, and other documents.
According to one American
“We gave the Russians the key to Sputnik... [F]or ten weeks, the
American army had in its hands the rocket plant that gave the Russians their
head start in the missile race.”
Here was more evidence of the collusion
taking place at the level of the globalists who were already directing
activities that would lead to the Cold War.
After the war, at NASA’s George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Alabama, the Nazi rocket scientists established nearly a carbon
copy of their organization at the wartime secret Nazi rocket facility at
According to Linda Hunt, James Webb, NASA administrator during
the Kennedy years, complained that the Nazi scientists were circumventing
the system to the extent of attempting to build their own Saturn V rocket
in-house at the Marshall Center.
“... the Germans dominated the rocket program to such an extent that they
held the chief and deputy slots of every major division and laboratory. And
their positions at Marshall and the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral,
Florida, were similar to those they had held during the war,” wrote Hunt.
“The Peenemunde team’s leader, Wernher von Braun, became the first director
of the Marshall Space Center; Mittlewerk’s head of production, Arthur
Rudolph, was named project director of the Saturn V rocket program;
Peenemunde’s V-2 flight test director, Kurt Debus, was the first director of
the Kennedy Space Center.”
Rudolph, who gained American citizenship after entering the USA with his
boss von Braun under the program that was to become Paperclip, was credited
with helping to place Americans on the moon.
He retired with a NASA pension
in 1979 but was stripped of his American citizenship in 1983, after he
conceded to the Justice Department that he had,
“participated under the
direction of and on behalf of the Nazi government of Germany, in the
persecution of unarmed civilians because of their race, religion, national
origin, or political opinion.”
However, a West German investigation of
Rudolph stated there was no factual basis for charging him with war crimes
and granted him German citizenship.
Several Americans, including Lieutenant
Colonel William E. Winterstein Sr., who was commander of the Technical
Service Unit at Fort Bliss, Texas, which supported the German scientists,
claimed Rudolph was railroaded by the Justice Department’s Office of Special
Investigations, some members of which “had the full cooperation of the
Soviet Union; therefore, close coordination with the KGB.”
recently released files from behind the Iron Curtain have revealed, many
of the scientists in Paperclip as well as some on the Manhattan Project
indeed were spying for the Soviet Union. Their motivations were many. Some
spied for pay, some for ideology, but all were manipulated by intelligence
chiefs far above them.
The flow of information between the scientists in the Soviet Union and the
United States has led some researchers to suspect that a covert space
program - a third program - was in effect.
Joseph P. Farrell, who holds a
doctorate degree in
patristics (the study of early christian writers and
their work) from the University of Oxford, also has researched ancient
history and physics, to include the space program.
“[I]t is perhaps significant that some
contemporary observers of the American space program and its odd
thirty-year-long ‘holding pattern’ and tapestry of inconsistencies, lies and
obfuscations have long suspected that there are indeed two space programs
inside the U.S. government, the public NASA one, and a quasi-independent one
based deep within covert and black projects.”
This idea is somewhat supported by the fact that the space programs of
Russia and America moved along different paths.
At the start, the Russians
proved more capable of attaining space flight than the Americans. Under the
leadership of their brilliant engineer Sergei Korolev, the Russians produced
giant heavy-lift rockets while their American counterparts were busy
developing the internal technology for guidance and control.
The Soviet Russians were first:
to launch a satellite, Sputnik, into Earth’s
to orbit a man, Colonel Yuri Gagarin, and return him safely
to place a live animal, the dog Laika (1957), and Valentina
Tereshkova, the first woman into orbit (1963)
to land unmanned vehicles on
the moon (1970)
to conduct an extravehicular “space walk” by cosmonauts
to place nuclear warheads on
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM)
Both nations used captured Nazi V-2 rockets to begin their space programs. A
common joke in the 1950s involved an argument between a Russian and an
“Our German scientists are better than your German scientists,”
they shouted at each other.
Yet, the evidence indicates that the American rocket scientists were indeed
placed into a holding pattern while their Soviet counterparts caught up with
William E. Winterstein Sr., a retired U.S. Army lieutenant
colonel and one of the rocket engineers on NASA’s Apollo team, noted in his
“The space history of this country reveals that
during the 1950s, the von Braun team had developed a multistage rocket by
adding solid propellant rocket stages to a Redstone rocket as booster. In
1956, such a rocket with two solid stages made successful high- speed rocket
reentry tests with model warheads covered with ablative heat protection.
With three solid stages, such a rocket could have placed a satellite into
orbit more than a year before the U.S. was defeated by Sputnik. However, and
almost unbelievably, the von Braun team was given direct orders from
Washington to stop further development. The team was restricted to the
development of rockets whose range was less than 200 miles.
It was only
after President Kennedy announced the lunar mission in 1961 that the German
rocket team was finally released from agonizing bureaucratic blunders from
Washington, and was given a free hand, and even orders, to accomplish von
Braun’s lifelong goal to travel into space.”
It has been argued that a primary incentive of the German scientists was the
sheer desire to continue their work.
“Some of these would stop at nothing,
even resorting to duping their colleagues and superiors in order to ensure
the continuance of their research,” commented British authors Mary Bennett
and David S. Percy.
However, in some cases, such as that of von Braun, the
connection between the work and the Nazis was close and continuous. Von
Braun, the son of a well- connected Prussian minister who founded the German
Savings Bank, was brought into Germany’s rocket program by Luftwaffe
general Walter Dornberger, who, although charged as a war criminal for the
rocket attacks on London and Antwerp, was never brought to trial.
he came into the United States as part of Project Paperclip.
Braun, revered as the father of the U.S. space program, was found to have
been a Nazi Party member, a member of the SS with the rank of major, a
friend to SS Reichsfuehrer Heinrich Himmler, and, according to Linda Hunt,
was accused by survivors of the rocket factories at Mittlewerk and
Peenemunde of at least once ordering the execution of slave laborers.
Debus, who became the first director of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape
Canaveral, was both a member of the Nazi SS and the SA. According to
documents obtained by Hunt, in 1942 Debus turned a colleague over to the
Gestapo for making anti-Hitler remarks.
The Soviet manner of dealing with their Nazi scientists greatly differed
from the laxity of Project Paperclip.
“With hindsight, it would seem that
the Soviets demonstrated a more humanitarian approach toward their technical
prisoners than did the Americans,” noted Bennett and Percy.
way in which the technical information was passed from teacher to pupil was
very different. The Soviet experts and the Germans worked side by side in
the same factory, but in separate areas. Information was passed between
these teams without the Germans ever meeting their Soviet counterparts. They
only spoke directly to Korolev, who was far curter with them than he had
been in Bleicherode [the V-2 test area in Germany’s Harz Mountains, where
Korolev had first debriefed the scientists at war’s end].”
Some serious researchers have opined that the space programs of both the
USSR and the USA, despite the political posturing, were actually the same
program, one far ahead of the current joint Russian-American space efforts
such as the International Space Station.
“This [overall] project was
conceived and designed as a collaboration between two superpowers,” wrote
Bennett and Percy.
“The Cold War was a convenient cover under which aspects
of this program could be implemented and hidden. All these machinations were
orchestrated at the very highest level, with only a select and hidden few
ever knowing the overall objectives of the project.”
“This, of course, implies some entity or agency of
coordination existing both within the Soviet Union and the United States.”
If this were so, who were these hidden manipulators?
To begin with, there were the German rocket scientists themselves. In 1945,
Lieutenant Walter Jessel was assigned to investigate how much trust to give
the scientists before bringing them to America.
According to author Hunt,
“uncovered evidence of a conspiracy among von Braun, Dornberger, and Dornberger’s former chief of staff , Herbert Axster, to
withhold information from U.S. officers.”
Secret codicils within the 1945 Yalta Agreement between Roosevelt,
Churchill, and Stalin allowed for the partitioning of Europe between the
Dr. Wilhelm Voss, the former head of the Skoda Munitions Works in Pilsen,
had handled much of the material for Kammler’s Kammlerstab Special Projects
Group. In May 1945, when elements of the American Army arrived in the Czech
city of Pilsen, Voss attempted to hand over a truckload of Kammlerstab
documents but was told by the commanding
U.S. officer that he was under orders to give everything to the Russians.
While entire German divisions were trying desperately to surrender to the
Western Allies, it is well known that Patton’s Third Army had reached the
outskirts of Berlin before being ordered back a hundred miles to await the
arrival of the Russians, who were required to fight desperately for every
block of the city. Such a withdrawal is clear evidence of the deals being
made at the highest levels.
As has been noted, there was communication between the two
groups of Nazi
scientists even though they were half a world away from each other. This
could have been facilitated by the interconnected business and banking
interests already described.
As detailed in the section “Communism versus National Socialism” the same
Western bankers and financiers who funded Hitler’s National Socialism also
supported Communism in Russia. The U.S. federal government’s leniency toward
communism has been well documented, beginning with President Franklin D.
Roosevelt, who began his career as a Wall Street attorney specializing in
Roosevelt echoed his Wall Street cronies’ warm regard for
both Stalin and communism.
According to historian Thomas Fleming, the U.S.
government was rife with globalist agents conveying secrets back to Russia.
“There was scarcely a branch of the American government, including the War,
Navy, and Justice Departments, that did not have Soviet moles in high
places, feeding Moscow information. [William] Wild Bill Donovan’s Office of
Strategic Services, the forerunner of the CIA, had so many informers in its
ranks, it was almost an arm of the NKVD. Donovan’s personal assistant,
Duncan Chaplin Lee, was a spy,” Fleming wrote.
Another possible crossing point for aerospace information may have been the
British Interplanetary Society (BIS), according to Bennett and Percy. While
the BIS was reportedly created in September 1945 by combining several
existing organizations interested in the future of space exploration, it was
not officially inaugurated until December of that year.
At that time,
Wernher von Braun, the man behind the V-2 rockets, was named
as an honorary fellow.
Arthur C. Clarke, an early member of the BIS, claimed
the society had been in existence long before the war and was merely in
“suspended animation” from 1939 to 1945.
Noting that the Soviet embassy in London subscribed to no less than twenty
copies of the bimonthly BIS journal, Bennett and Percy asked,
“Why was it
necessary to reform a society already in existence?
Why did the British
hasten to grant such an award to the man who only nine months before [as
technical director of the Nazi V-1 and V-2 rocket programs], was responsible
for the annihilation of so many people in London and the Home Counties?
did both the British (and von Braun) wish to play down the real timing, if
everybody felt comfortable with the reasons for honoring [von Braun]?”
insinuation is that valuable rocket technology information was passed along
via the BIS, possibly with the approval of von Braun.
President Eisenhower, aware of the American public’s concern that the
Soviets might be winning the space race, ordered a Manhattan Project
approach to the problem. This mandate resulted in a structure that became
compartmentalized and shrouded with secrecy. All relevant information was on
a strictly “need to know” basis, controlled by members of the self-styled globalist elite, the plutocrats who owned the emerging multinational
To fully understand how this control over parallel space programs worked,
one must look past the Eisenhower administration and study the National
Security Act of 1947.
On September 15 of that year - only three months after pilot
saw flying discs over Mount Rainier, and just two months after something
crashed near Roswell, New Mexico - President Harry S. Truman signed into law
the National Security Act of 1947, which, among other things, created the
National Security Council (NSC) and the Air Force as a separate branch of
service, united the military branches under a Department of Defense, and
created America’s first peacetime civilian intelligence organization, the
Central Intelligence Agency.
An important example of the tight inner government control by secret society
members may be found in the NSC, which has come to dominate U.S. policy
decisions, including the use of armed force. Most Americans have no idea who
exactly comprises the powerful NSC.
The council principals are the
president, vice president, and secretaries of state and defense, positions
predominantly held throughout the later twentieth century by members of the globalist societies, the
Council on Foreign Relations, or the
Commission. The NSC staff is directed by the president’s national security
To coordinate covert operations, the NSC created the
Committee, also called the Special Group, which has changed names several
times to avoid public exposure. In 1964, it was known as the 303 Committee
and in 1970 it was renamed the 40 Committee.
Within this organization - which
included such familiar names as Nelson Rockefeller, Robert McNamara, McGeorge Bundy, Gordon Gray, and Allen Dulles
- was a subcommittee dealing
with science and technology. It is here that the connection between the
corporate and financial world and government-held technological secrets may
Here is centered control over rocketry, space, alternative energy
sources, and even UFOs. And it is here that researchers have tracked the
mysterious group known as Majic Twelve, later known as
Majestic Twelve or
The MJ-12 issue was first publicly raised in 1984 when a TV producer and UFO
researcher received an undeveloped roll of 35-mm black-and-white film in his
mail. The film contained eight pages of what appeared to be official U.S.
government documents stamped TOP SECRET/MAJIC EYES ONLY and dated November
The pages were a “
briefing document” prepared for president-elect
Dwight D. Eisenhower, concerning “Operation Majestic 12.” There has been
ongoing controversy over the legitimacy of these and the subsequent release
of other MJ-12 documents, including a Standard Operations Manual (SOM 1-01)
marked “Top Secret/MAJIC,” dated April 1954, and titled “Extraterrestrial
Entities and Technology, Recovery and Disposal.”
The documents listed twelve prominent men as members of Operation Majestic
12, “a TOP SECRET Research and Development/Intelligence operation
responsible directly and only to the President of the United States,” who
were to deal with the UFO issue at the highest level.
The papers went on to
detail how a “secret operation” was begun on July 7, 1947, to recover the
wreckage of a disc- shaped craft from a crash site,
“approximately 75 miles
northwest of Roswell Army Air Base.” Also, “four small human-like beings
[who] had apparently ejected from the craft ” were found dead about two
miles east of the wreckage site.
“Civilian and military
witnesses in the area were debriefed, and news reporters were given the
effective cover story that the object had been a misguided weather research
Later, when the weather balloon story became discredited, the
story was changed to a Mogul balloon, used to monitor the upper atmosphere
for Soviet A-bomb testing, though why such a monitoring device would be
launched from New Mexico was never explained.
The “briefing” papers ended by stating,
“Implications for the National
Security are of continuing importance in that the motives and ultimate
intentions of these visitors remain completely unknown. In addition, a
significant upsurge in the surveillance activity of these craft beginning in
May and continuing through the autumn of  has caused considerable
concern that new developments may be imminent.
It is for these reasons, as
well as the obvious international and technological considerations and the
ultimate need to avoid a public panic at all costs, that the Majestic-12
Group remains of the unanimous opinion that imposition of the strictest
security precautions should continue without interruption into the new
These MJ-12 documents created a storm of controversy within the UFO research
Debunkers claimed to have found all sorts of discrepancies
misspellings to identical signatures. However, no one has been able to
definitively disprove all the MJ-12 documents as fakes and, in fact, there
is much evidence to indicate their authenticity.
For example, Dr. Robert M.
Wood, who managed research and development at McDonnell Douglas for
forty-three years, found that the typeface and style of the SOM 1-01 manual
matched that of U.S. government printing presses in use during the 1950s.
If the information in the MJ-12 documents is proven correct, it is strong
evidence that certain persons within the United States had access to
remarkable technology, both taken at Roswell and similar to that described
as being in Nazi hands toward the end of the war.
A cursory look at the men identified as the original MJ-12 group, as well as
their corporate and intelligence connections, makes clear the potential for
high-level control over exotic technology - groundbreaking technology that
could upset the monopolies over energy, transportation, and communications
held by the
wealthy globalists who financed Hitler.
As listed in the
documents, MJ-12 members included:
Administrator Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter, a 1919 graduate of the Naval
Academy, who was familiar with both intelligence work and the Nazis, having
worked undercover for a year in Vichy, France.
After serving as the third
director of Central Intelligence Group, he became the first director of the
CIA upon its formation in September 1947, obviously a good choice for a top-
secret group like MJ-12.
After his retirement from government, Hillenkoetter
joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP), a
private UFO group, and stated publicly that UFOs were real and “through
official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown
flying objects are nonsense.”
Dr. Vannevar Bush, an eminent American scientist, who in 1941 organized
the National Defense Research Council, and in 1943 the Office of Scientific
Research and Development that led to the production of the first atomic
bomb. Dr. Bush was another prime candidate for a high-level group dealing
He also was a close friend to Averell Harriman, the U.S.
ambassador to the Soviet Union, who had ownership in Union Banking
Corporation along with Prescott Bush. (It is reported that Vannevar Bush was
unrelated to the political Bush family.)
In 1949, the U.S. Intelligence Board asked Bush to study ways of combining intelligence
from all agencies. Bush’s plan was initiated by America’s first secretary of
defense, James V. Forrestal, who also is listed as an MJ-12 member. Bush’s
connections to the corporate world were deep and many. In 1922, Bush, along
with his former roommate Laurence K. Marshall and scientist Charles G.
Smith, formed American Appliance Company, today known as the powerful
Raytheon Corporation heralded in its company literature as an “industry
leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology,
technical services and business aviation and special mission aircraft.”
joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a professor in
1919, and in 1936 was awarded a major grant by the Rockefeller Foundation.
His work during World War II resulted in the development of the Rockefeller
Differential Analyzer, an analog mainframe computer composed of 2,000 vacuum
tubes and 150 motors.
Bush also served on the board of directors of the
Metals and Controls Corporation, which in 1959 merged with Texas Instruments
to become the first U.S. government–approved fabricator of uranium rods.
Bush also was a presence in the corporate world of pharmaceuticals,
eventually becoming chairman of the board of Merck and Company, one of the
world’s most powerful drug companies. Merck has been among the leaders in
researching the human genome, the DNA structure that forms cells into
Bush also was connected to the Carnegie wealth, serving as president
of the Carnegie Institute from 1935 to 1955.
James V. Forrestal, who, prior to World War I, was a bond salesman for
William A. Read and Company, later to become Dillon, Read and Company. After
the war, he returned to Read and Company and by 1937 was named president.
This was at a time when Dillon and Read were the most profitable of all Wall
Street syndicate managers handling German industrial issues in the U.S.
capital market. In 1957, Fortune magazine named Clarence Dillon as one of
the wealthiest men in America, with a fortune estimated to have been between
$150 and $200 million.
Russell A. Nixon, the young attorney for the U.S.
Military Government Cartel Unit who tried to break up the Nazi corporate
syndicates at the end of the war, was blocked in his efforts by Brigadier
General William H. Draper, who along with Forrestal was an officer of Dillon
“Banker William Draper, as Brigadier General William Draper, put his control team together
from businessmen who had represented American business in prewar Germany.”
Forrestal also sat on the board of General Aniline and Film (GAF), a
subsidiary of I.G. Farben with 91.5 percent ownership by the brother-in-law
of Farben chairman Hermann Schmitz.
Heading GAF was Rudolf Ilgner, who near
the outbreak of war offered the U.S. Army Agfa film at a low price for
photographing the Panama Canal and other defense installations.
a sense of humor,” noted Charles Higham, the New York Times writer who
traced the Nazi- American money plot in his 1983 book Trading with the
“He gave the American government copies of the movies and still
photographs and kept the originals, which were shipped via the Hamburg-Amerika
steamship line [partly owned by Prescott Bush]. The president of this
company was Julius P. Meyer, head of the Board of Trade for German-American
Commerce, whose chairman was - Rudolf Ilgner.”
Forrestal became secretary of
defense in July 1947 - the time of the Roswell incident - but resigned in March
1949, a month before he reportedly committed suicide at Bethesda Naval
Hospital. He claimed he was being followed by Zionist agents.
position was permanently filled by General Walter B. Smith.
General Walter Bedell Smith, who had been Eisenhower’s chief of staff and
former U.S. ambassador to Moscow, replacing Averell Harriman. In 1950, Smith
replaced Admiral Hillenkoetter as Director of Central Intelligence. Most
intriguing was Smith’s close relationship as friend and business partner
with Prince Bern-hard of the Netherlands, the former SS officer who, with
Smith’s help, founded the secretive Bilderberg Group.
Before leaving for En
gland prior to hostilities, the German-born Bernhard was employed in I.G.
Farben’s Intelligence Department, NM7.
General Nathan F. Twining, commander of the Air Material Command based at
Wright-Patterson, who was already heavily involved in the UFO issue by the
time of MJ-12. He had canceled a scheduled trip on July 8, 1947, “due to a
very important and sudden matter.” This was the day the Roswell Air Base
press release regarding the recovery of a flying saucer was issued.
researcher William Moore claimed that Twining actually made a two-day trip
to New Mexico. On September 23, 1945, just as the air force became a
separate service, Twining sent a letter to the chief of staff of the Army
Air Force, Brigadier General George Schulgen, who had requested information
on “flying discs.” In a letter stamped SECRET, Twining began by stating
without equivocation, “The phenomenon reported is something real and not
visionary or fictitious.”
He recommended that a permanent group be
established to study UFOs.
General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, a West Point graduate and military man, who
served as U.S. Air Force chief of staff and Director of Central
Intelligence. As a named MJ-12 member, Vanderberg did not appear to have
solid Wall Street connections.
However, he was a close relative to the
powerful U.S. senator Arthur Vandenberg, who served as president pro tempore
of the Senate, third in line of succession to the presidency, and chaired
the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Vandenberg also
participated in the creation of the United Nations. In January 1945 the
senator made headlines by announcing his conversion from isolationism to
internationalism. As such, he orchestrated bipartisan support for the Truman
Doctrine and the Marshall Plan.
The “Vandenberg Resolution,” passed by the
Senate in 1948, paved the way for mutual Allied security through the
creation of NATO. In the early 1950s, it was General Vandenberg who ordered
the destruction of the original Project Sign Air Force report stating that
UFOs were real.
Many UFO researchers believe Vandenberg’s role was to
maintain security for MJ-12.
Dr. Detlev Bronk, a physiologist and biophysicist with international
credentials, who chaired the National Research Council and was a member of
the medical advisory board of the Atomic Energy Commission. From 1953 until
1968, he was president of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research,
during which time he was given a $600,000 mansion.
Bronk maintained a long
correspondence with Vannevar Bush and also was on the Scientific Advisory
Committee of the Brookhaven National Laboratory along with Dr. Edward
Condon, who later debunked UFOs in a major UFO study for the Air Force.
Dr. Jerome Hunsaker, an aircraft designer, who chaired the departments of
mechanical and aeronautical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
the year Hitler came to power, Hunsaker became vice president of the
Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, which manufactured airships that off ered
passenger flights to various countries, including Germany, Brazil, and the
USA. It should be noted that less than three months after the 1984 death of
Dr. Hunsacker, the last survivor of those named in the MJ-12 documents, the
disputed documents suddenly arrived at the home of a UFO researcher.
feel Hunsacker’s death may have signaled to someone in the official world
that it was now permissible to leak the MJ-12 Eisenhower briefing document.
Sidney W. Souers, a retired rear admiral who in 1946 became the first
Director of Central Intelligence, appointed by President Truman. He was
executive secretary to the National Security Council in 1947 and remained a
special consultant on security matters for a time after leaving that post.
Souers also had a lifelong connection to American corporate business.
Between 1920 and his death in 1973, Souers held executive positions in the
Mortgage and Securities Company of New Orleans, First Joint Stock Land Bank,
the Canal Bank and Trust Company of New Orleans, the Aviation Company, and
the General American Life Insurance Company.
Gordon Gray, an heir to the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company fortune, who
was assistant secretary of the army in 1947, became secretary of the army in
1949, and a year later was named a special assistant on national security
affairs to President Truman. After that, Gray was named director of the
government’s Psychological Strategy Board (PSB), established in 1951 to
undertake disinformation and psychological warfare against enemies.
his stint on the PSB, Gray’s chief consultant was Henry Kissinger, who was
also a paid consultant to the Rockefellers. According to one source, Gray
directed a psychological strategy study of UFOs, consulted by CIA director
Walter B. Smith. Gray was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations
from the Truman through the Ford administrations.
He also was chairman of
the board for the communications companies Piedmont Publishing Company,
Triangle Broadcasting Company, and Summit Communications.
Dr. Donald Menzel, a director of the Harvard College Observatory, a
respected astronomer who led a double life. He became a widely known
debunker of UFOs after writing three books in which he explained away most
reports and dismissed others, saying, “All non-explained sightings are from
However, physicist Stanton Friedman, after studying Menzel’s unpublished biography and interviewing his widow, discovered that
Menzel had been a covert consultant for both the CIA and the NSA with a
top-secret ultra security clearance.
This was verified in a letter Menzel
wrote to President John F. Kennedy, in which he mentioned his intelligence
“I have been associated with this activity for almost thirty
years and probably have the longest continuous record of association with
Menzel also worked closely with the State Department, especially on
Latin American affairs. Just before the outbreak of World War II, Menzel
unsuccessfully tried to interest the Rockefeller Foundation and Howard
Hughes in funding a high- altitude observatory at Boulder, Colorado.
In Menzel we find a man who, while publicly known simply as a notable
astronomer, had intriguing and high-level intelligence connections.
General Robert M. Montegue, a military man with no known corporate links,
who nevertheless was the base commander of Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas,
in 1947, during the time the Paperclip scientists worked there.
served as director of the Anti- aircraft and Guided Missile Branch of the
army’s Artillery School as well as commanding general of the Sandia Atomic
Energy Commission facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from July 1947 to
February 1951. His responsibilities included security at the White Sands
Montegue was at the center of the controversies concerning
both the Roswell crash and the Paperclip scientists.
Dr. Lloyd V. Berkner, who worked under Vannevar Bush as executive
secretary of the Joint Research and Development Board in 1946 and headed a
study that resulted in the creation of the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group.
Berkner was also a member of the 1952 CIA-sponsored panel headed by Dr. H.
P. Robertson, which deflected public attention away from UFOs by concluding
that they did not constitute any direct threat to national security.
was also president of Associated Universities, Incorporated (AUI),
established in 1946 to “acquire, plan, construct and operate laboratories
and other facilities that would unite the resources of universities, other
research organizations, and the federal government.” Funding for the AUI
came from such luminary institutions as Cornell, Harvard, Johns Hopkins,
MIT, and Yale.
One of the institutions closely connected to the AUI is
Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, long-rumored to be involved
with both defense weaponry and UFOs.
These distinguished men appeared to have two things in common - they were all
connected to the highest levels of the national security as well as American
corporate business. They were also all dead at the time the MJ-12 papers
surfaced, thus unable to answer any questions about their role, if any, in
such a group.
The agenda of this control group may have been best expressed by Senator
Lyndon B. Johnson who, speaking to the Senate Democratic Caucus on January
7, 1958, stated,
“Control of space means control of the world... From space,
the masters of infinity would have the power to control the Earth’s weather,
to cause drought and flood, to change the tides and raise the levels of the
sea, to divert the Gulf Stream and change the climate to frigid... There is
something more powerful than the ultimate weapon.
That is the ultimate
position - the position of total control over the Earth that lies somewhere in
outer space... And if there is an ultimate position, then our national goal
and the goal of all free men must be to win and hold that position.”
Johnson, who in 1954 became the youngest Senate majority leader in U.S.
history, was in a position to serve those in both the military and the
corporations. In 2007, President George W. Bush echoed Johnson’s remarks by
calling for new space missions and the weaponization of space.
ADDING TO JOHNSON’S puzzling statement about “the masters of infinity” are
facts indicating an astounding connection between the well- documented
occultism of the Nazis, the NASA space program, and the Soviet space
Richard C. Hoagland, a former science adviser to
Walter Cronkite and CBS
News during the Apollo program, astounded conspiracy researchers in the
1990s with his assertion that the time and date of many NASA space launches,
including the Apollo moon missions, were set to coincide with astrological
alignments of the stars and planets.
In 1992, Hoagland briefed UN officials
on the mathematical and geometric linkage connecting the sitting of
“Cydonia” on Mars, the location of the Martian “Pyramids” and “Face,” with
the Egyptian location of the pyramids and sphinx on Earth.
“This remarkable new evidence that ‘all is not as we have thought regarding
NASA’ is distinctly different from the official NASA imagery that [I have]
been analyzing for almost fifteen years,” reported Hoagland.
evidence is of a ‘pattern’ [shown by] an official, undeniable log of NASA
mission planning, mission priorities, and space agency decisions extending
back to when the agency was officially formed by Act of Congress on July 29,
1958. This log has been carefully compiled from recorded network mission
broadcasts from, among others, ‘my’ old network - CBS; officially published
NASA mission time lines; and documented testimonials of former NASA
According to Hoagland, these cross-correlated public records now provide
firm evidence of an astonishing, official link between NASA’s supposedly
strictly “scientific” missions and millennia-old occult beliefs.
the original official NASA Apollo Lunar Program logo of the 1960s clearly
depicted the “belt” in the
constellation of Orion, long thought to represent
Osiris, a central figure in Egyptian celestial mythology.
immediately after the Apollo 13 ‘accident,’ NASA quietly changed this
official Apollo program logo - adding random stars to the existing
constellation, thereby cleverly obscuring its direct derivation from Orion,”
He concluded that the extraordinarily complex and expensive mission-planning
for the entire Apollo Lunar Program, far from being merely “represented” by
this “interesting” Egyptian mythological connection, was in fact completely
controlled by, and designed around, this crucial Orion symbolism.
words, someone with enough authority to set the launch date and time for an
Apollo space mission, as well as many others, was guided by the astrological
alignment of the stars and planets rather than an objective scientific
This occult aspect has been kept carefully hidden not only from the
American taxpayers, who paid for these missions, but from the vast majority
of NASA personnel as well.
"[I]magine the astonishment that you would feel if you learned that Apollo
11’s historic lunar touchdown... took place at the one location on the
entire lunar surface - Tranquillity - and within minutes out of an entire solar
year (8:17 P.M. GMT, July 20, 1969), where and when Sirius, the brightest
star in the sky, and the central stellar figure, Isis, in the Egyptian
triumvirate of Isis, Osiris, and Horus, could have been seen hovering above
the airless Eastern horizon - precisely at 19.5 degrees elevation!" said
Yet, this is exactly what happened.
Mary Ann Weaver, a former Boeing engineer and computer professional, was
intrigued by the data produced by Hoagland and his associate Michael Bara.
As a former researcher with the antenna division of Boeing, she was
experienced in 3-D computer modeling, computational analysis, and developing
equations and analytic methods for problem-solving. Weaver set out to
confirm or deny the findings of Hoagland and Bara.
After a careful study of their data, Weaver concluded that the star
alignments for the mission activities and launches did not happen by
“[T]hey must happen by design,” she stated. “To try and explain
them via random processes results in odds of billions to one. I would not
bet on the ‘random’ side of these kind of odds.”
“The significance of these findings is [that] I have shown there to be a
pattern throughout eighty- two launches that were part of the Apollo
preparation phase - and Apollo itself. Additionally, I have shown that the
Apollo missions follow this same pattern on a day-to- day, mission-
activities level, which is even more improbable because of its consistency
with the launch data.
Furthermore, it is improbable that the frequency of
these stellar alignments are [sic] tied to weather or lighting conditions,
because of the fact that they occur for a variety of mission events, even
those that do not require specific lighting or weather conditions,” she
Michael Bara pointed to a disturbing similarity with Russian space flights.
He noticed that the launch of the first module for the new
Space Station was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome located in
Kazakhstan, now an independent nation that borders Russia and the Caspian
Sea, and was apparently designed to coincide with a number of the
significant celestial alignments already found in NASA’s long-established
This would indicate some connection between the former
Soviet space program and NASA, perhaps through the Nazi scientists working
After studying the August 1998 mission, Bara noted,
“[The module] Zarya,
which translates into ‘sunrise’ or ‘rising sun’ in English, was launched
from pad 333 at its precisely scheduled time despite Russian requests to
have the launch delayed. NASA, citing a number of minor technical
considerations, refused the Russian request and the launch went off as
originally scheduled and was witnessed by NASA administrator Dan Goldin.
Considering that the [International Space Station] program was already a
year behind schedule, another minor delay would not, despite NASA
protestations to the contrary, have led to a significant problem. Only when
you consider the symbolic significance of the moment does this steadfast
insistence make sense.”
It is not necessary for one to believe in astrology.
The point is that someone high enough in power in the U.S. government - and,
apparently, in Russia - to be able to order the dates and times of space
missions does believe in such things.
Is this evidence of Nazi occultism in
our space program?
President John F. Kennedy may have been aware of a parallel space program
and decided to make it public policy. On November 12, 1963, ten days before
his assassination, he instructed NASA administrator James Webb to develop a
program of “joint space and lunar exploration” with the Soviet Union. This
proposal, which may startle Americans today, was verified by Sergei Khruschev, the eldest son of the former Russian premier, in 1997.
importance of Kennedy’s step toward reconciliation with the Soviet Union and
his control over NASA will become apparent in the upcoming chapter, “Kennedy
and the Nazis.”
Who would have wanted to stop joint U.S.-Soviet space missions that might
have ended the Cold War in the early 1960s?
And who has been orchestrating
the launches of space missions in both the United States and Russia with an
eye toward occult astrological alignments?
Does this mean that someone with
the power to set space mission launches in both nations truly believes in
the power of the position of the stars?
And whom did Johnson mean by the
“masters of infinity”?
Strong evidence suggests they may well be the subject of this book
global National Socialists and their minions, who have a goal of controlling
the entire world.
Nicholas “Nick” Rockefeller, a participant in the
Economic Forum, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the
International Institute for Strategic Studies, may have revealed the overall globalist agenda when he said,
“The end goal is
to get everybody chipped, to
control the whole society, to have the bankers and the elite people control
But this control goes far beyond military and space hardware.
warfare, there is also the struggle for control over the hearts and minds of
whole populations, whether by psychological or chemical means.