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PLO/Fatah's Nazi training was CIA-sponsored
Historical and Investigative Research
- 22 July 2007
The US government has been pushing very hard to give
Mahmoud Abbas’s Al Fatah its own state, carved out of the Jewish state. Al
Fatah (also known as the PLO, and now the ‘Palestinian Authority’) was
trained in the 1950s by CIA-sponsored German Nazis. These facts are not
widely known or understood.
Table of Contents
█ Short preface
█ Did the US government, as commonly believed, really support the creation of Israel?
█ Did the US government accept the new Jewish State?
█ The US sent Nazis to assist the defeated Egyptians
█ Historian Timothy Naftali claims the US had nothing to do with this
On first inspection, for most people, it would seem that the following statements cannot all be simultaneously true.
If we agree that statements 1, 2, and 4 correspond to fact, many would say, then a representation of the world without intolerable contradictions would require us to remove statement 3. However, suppose statement 3 could be shown to be a documented historical fact? In that case, a representation of the world without intolerable contradictions would require us to remove statement 4.
A natural reaction might be: "But why should anybody bother even to consider statement 3? We already know that the State of Israel was created by the United States government to protect the Jews." Since this is what most people appear to believe, I will begin here, the better to create the conditions for statement 3 -- which happens to be a historically documented fact -- at least to be considered.
The Nazi training of Al Fatah was CIA-sponsored.
The current leader of Al Fatah and president of the so-called ‘Palestinian Authority,’ Mahmoud Abbas (a.k.a. Abu Mazen), naturally received this Nazi training as well, because “Abu Mazen is...one of the founders of Fatah, one of the original Arafat band of brothers.”
Left: Mahmoud Abbas. Right: Fatah troops giving the Nazi salute at a rally
The US government is consistent. After assisting the birth pangs of Al Fatah with CIA-sponsored Nazi training, and then mobilizing an entire diplomatic process known as the Oslo process to get Al Fatah inside the Jewish state, in recent times it brazenly took upon itself to give Al Fatah direct CIA training [see 1994 section], and now it is pushing with all its superpower might for the final stage of the Oslo process to be concluded: a fully fledged Fatah terrorist state on Israel’s flank, carved out of the Jewish state.
Footnotes and Further Reading
 Sachar, H. 1982. A history of Israel: From the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Knopf. (p.333)
[1a] Never mind that it was barely three years since the Jews had finished suffering the Nazi Final Solution; the British aid to the Arabs included sending captured German Nazi officers to lead the Arab armies that had openly pledged themselves to wipe out the Israeli Jews. This was demonstrated in a detailed article, which quoted official British documents at length, and which appeared in The Nation in 1948:
In 1948, The Nation exposed British support/instigation of Arab violence aimed at crushing Israel in cradle
The British Record on Partition
the pdf to the entire Nation piece, go here:
read the same document in text format, go here:
To place the above British policy in the context of the history of British policy toward the Jewish people, read:
did the 'Palestinian movement' emerge? The British sponsored it; by
[1b] Uncle Sam's Nazi's, The Washington Post, April 24, 1988, Sunday, Final Edition, BOOK WORLD; PAGE X11, 905 words, Peter Grose, REVIEW
 “Policy concerning clandestine use of former Nazi collaborators during the early cold war years was shaped by a series of National Security Council directives and intelligence projects sponsored by the Policy Planning Staff of the State Department, then under the leadership of George F. Kennan, according to records discovered recently in the US State Department archives. Kennan was at the time assigned the task of internal policy oversight of all US clandestine operations abroad. His initiatives -- along with those of Allen Dulles, Frank Wisner, and a number of other latter-day CIA executives -- helped convince Truman’s NSC to approve a comprehensive program of covert operations that were explicitly modeled on the Vlasov Army, an anti-Communist émigré campaign created by the SS and the Nazi Foreign Office during World War II. Scholars and propagandists who had once collaborated in formulating the Nazis’ political warfare program were brought into the United States to provide the brains for the new operation.
Wisner, the dynamic director of the CIA’s clandestine operations directorate, gradually gathered many of the threads of earlier Nazi utilization efforts into agency hands. Wisner believed in the tremendous espionage potential of the Eastern European émigré [i.e. Nazi collaborationist] organizations, their value as propagandists and agents of influence, and the unique advantages of using soldiers who had no provable ties to the US government for certain particularly sensitive missions, including assassinations…
Wisner’s clandestine campaigns were originally aimed at the USSR and its satellites. Before the decade was out, however, the American people also became an important target for CIA propaganda programs. …over the winter of 1951-52…, according to National Security Council records, Wisner began large-scale programs designed to bring thousands of anti-Communist [read: pro-Nazi] exiles to the United States as a means of rewarding them for secret operations overseas and to train others in guerrilla warfare against East Bloc countries. The CIA secretly subsidized the work of right-wing refugee relief organizations aiding such immigrants, including some groups with clear ties to extreme nationalist and Fascist organizations in Europe. The agency simultaneously funded millions of dollars into advertising and staged media events inside the United States during the same period, with support for these overseas ‘refugee liberation’ projects as a primary theme.
Tens of thousands of Eastern European refugees emigrated to the United States throughout the late 1940s and 1950s. …just as any large group of humans contains some criminals, so, too, did this emigration. The difference this time was that of the criminals who did come, many were experienced right-wing political activists who were highly organized and blessed with the patronage of the CIA.”
SOURCE: Simpson, C. 1988. Blowback: America's recruitment of Nazis and its effects on the Cold War. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicholson. (pp.8-9).
 Blowback (p.249)
 Blowback (p.40)
 Blowback (p.44)
 Blowback (p.45)
 Naftali, T. 2005. "Reinhard Gehlen and the United States," in US Intelligence and the Nazis. Edited by R. Breitman, N. J. W. Goda, T. Naftali, and R. Wolfe, pp. 375-418. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (p.377)
 Blowback (pp.249-51)
 Naftali, "Reinhard Gehlen and the United States," (pp.404-05)
 Blowback (pp.115-16)
 Naftali, "Reinhard Gehlen and the United States," (p.375)
According to the released US government documents, “Working immediately after the war with Army Intelligence, the Gehlen Organization became the responsibility of the CIA, which continued the relationship until 1956.”(a) What happened in 1956? “Gehlen’s organization became the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency,” when the CIA handed over the Gehlen Organization to the West Germans.(b)
SOURCES USED IN THIS FOOTNOTE:
(a) “CIA Intends to Release Records on Cold War
Spymaster”; Interagency Working Group (IWG); The National Archives; October
(b) “April, 2001 Historical Analysis of 20 Name
Files from CIA Records”; Interagency Working Group (IWG); The National
Archives ;By Dr. Richard Breitman, Professor of History, American University,
IWG Director of Historical Research.
 Naftali, T. 2005. "The CIA and Eichmann's Associates," in US Intelligence and the Nazis. Edited by R. Breitman, N. J. W. Goda, T. Naftali, and R. Wolfe, pp. 337-374. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (p.342)
 Naftali, "Reinhard Gehlen and the United States," (p.404)
 Blowback (p.251)
 Blowback (pp.248-49)
 “How did the ‘Palestinian
movement’ emerge? The British sponsored it. Then the German Nazis, and the
US”; from UNDERSTANDING THE PALESTINIAN MOVEMENT; An HIR Series, in four
parts; Historical and Investigative Research; 13 June 2006; by Francisco
 Naftali, "The CIA and Eichmann's Associates," (p.338)
 “THE CIA
PROTECTED ADOLF EICHMANN, ARCHITECT OF THE HOLOCAUST: Has the US ruling elite
been pushing a pro-Nazi policy?; Historical and Investigative Research; 8
June 2006; by Francisco Gil-White.
 Naftali, "The CIA and Eichmann's Associates," (p.342)
 Sachar, H. 1982. A history of Israel: From the rise of Zionism to our time. New York: Knopf. (pp.619, 698)
 Washington Times; August 9, 2002; "Yasser Arafat: Nazi trained", by David N. Bossie.
[22a] For the manner in which the British government, over the objections of the House of Commons, protected Hajj Amin al Husseini from prosecution by declaring him not a war criminal, see:
Pearlman, M. 1947. Mufti of Jerusalem: The story of Haj Amin el Husseini. London: V Gollancz. (78-82)
For the manner in which the French allowed Husseini to escape, read on:
“On 8th June, 1946, Mr. Duff Cooper held a Victory Day Garden Party at the British Embassy in Paris. M. Bidault, French Foreign Minister at the time, was one of the guests. He arrived late, bringing with him the interesting news that Hajj Amin al Husseini, former Mufti of Jerusalem, had fled from his villa in the fashionable Paris subub of Rambouillet, where he had been under surveillance since the end of the war.
...He had been in France since May, 1945, having been captured by French forces near the Swiss border after his unsuccessful attempt to find refuge in Switzerland with Germany's collapse. He had been brought to Rambouillet and kept under surveillance.
M. Bidault revealed that, some months before his flight, the French Government had received the Mufti's assurance that he would not seek to escape. Since November, 1945, surveillance had been relaxed, and Hajj Amin had been permitted to visit Paris. He had taken the opportunity of visiting the Legations of the Arab States at will, and had secured a passport from one of these Legations.
Now he had fled.”
SOURCE: Pearlman, M. 1947. Mufti of Jerusalem: The story of Haj Amin el Husseini. London: V Gollancz. (p.7)
 SOURCE: THUS FAR AND NO FATAH FOR MR PALESTINE; Resistance is growing within the PLO over Yasser Arafat and the Israeli peace process, The Guardian (London), November 12, 1993, THE GUARDIAN FEATURES PAGE; Pg. 24, 1204 words, DAVID HIRST
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