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"CIA’s Operation Paperclip""
1 Allowed Nazi scientists, many who committed war crimes, to live freely in the US to exploit their technology.
2 On one hand, their achievements led to NASA’s Apollo missions and the moon landing – on the other, some “achievements” led to the creation of our chemical weapons program and more notorious, clandestine operations like MKULTRA.
3 The program, which brought in roughly 1600 scientists, was originally titled, Operation Overcast. Many of these scientists were known to have committed horrendous war crimes, like experimenting on live humans with chemical and biological weapons, but few were prosecuted.
4 Near the end of the war when the Nazis were nearing defeat they developed the V-2 rocket under the guidance of Wernher von Braun & Arthur L Rudolph. Both scientists eventually went on to develop the Saturn V rocket that was so critical to the success of the Apollo missions.
5 Despite feigning shock when asked whether slave labor was used at his factories in Germany, Rudolph was eventually exposed and deported for his knowing involvement in Nazi war crimes.
Rudolph was one of few who was actually persecuted for his crimes, and that persecution only resulted in deportation. In the case of von Braun, it is unclear whether he was sympathetic to the Nazi cause or if he simply abided by it for his own protection
6 Von Braun anticipated the U.S. actions & plotted his escape from Nazi supervision to surrender himself & his team to American soldiers.
7 Upon telling U.S. intelligence about his work & how it related to the American rocketry program under Robert Goddard, the U.S. quickly recruited him.
8 Nazi Influence on Chemical and Biological Weapons
A more disturbing aspect of Operation Paperclip comes from developments made by the Army Chemical Corps.
Nowadays the Chemical Corps’ duty is to research biological & chemical weapons to protect against but originally it’s goal was to develop their use. The Nazi scientists who worked on these projects were typically those who had committed depraved experiments on live subjects.
9 Kurt Blome
Under the guise of “cancer research,” Blome conducted experiments involving spreading disease through insects like mosquitos and lice. He also ran tests that involved dropping nerve gas and insecticides from planes as well as attempts at creating weaponized bubonic plague.
It is likely that the work of Blome and his colleague Dr. Fritz Hoffmann helped the Army Chemical Corps. develop Agent Orange, the herbicide and defoliant that was so devastating in the Vietnam War.
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