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“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

When the CIA Covered Up for Ex-Nazis

Jun 26, 2006

The recent opening of U.S. government archives confirms that the CIA knew in 1958 that Adolf Eichmann, a high Nazi official and one of the organizers of the extermination of the Jews, was hiding in Argentina, but did nothing to reveal it. The CIA wanted to protect a certain number of its own spies, former Nazis whom Eichmann knew quite well.

It was common knowledge that after World War II the U.S. used scientists and members of the Nazi secret services. West Germany and Austria employed large numbers of Nazi administrators and political and economic leaders, just as France and Italy used former collaborators and fascist officials.

The close relations between the leaders of the victorious “democratic” camp and all the ex-Nazis reveal the hypocrisy of those who portray World War II as the triumph of democracy and civilization over Nazi barbarism.