In 2002 the Bush administration created the name "Department of Homeland Security"
and Whitehouse spokespeople referred to the United States as "the Homeland"
1930 Nazi propagandists referred to Germany as "Die Heimat" or "the Homeland"
parallels between the Reichstag Fire and 9/11
Both events were used by an unpopular minority
leader to squelch opposition. Both events had convenient patsies - and a public intimidated from asking questions about the
details. Both events were immediately followed by a "temporary" suspension of civil liberties to deal with the terrorist
passed after Reichstag Fire to temporarily suspend civil liberties
to deal with the terrorist threat posed by Communists. The temporary emergency lasted until Germany was in ruins in 1945.
passed shortly after 9/11 to temporarily suspend civil liberties to deal with the terrorist threat
posted by Islamic fundamentalists. The proposed sequel to Patriot Act is closer to the Enabling Act in content, but public
outcry kept it from being enacted as a complete act. If there is another 9/11 type incident, Patriot II is more likely to
be passed. Among other provisions, it would remove citizenship from convicted terrorists, similar to the removal of German
citizenship of German Jews, a key "legal" step toward their expulsion to concentration and death camps.
(earliest internment camp, which incarcerated political opponents, it was not a "death camp," at least in early
Guantanamo indefinite detention camp, built by Haliburton, President Cheney's company
of Czechoslovakia, aggression that the other "great powers" condemned but did nothing to stop
of Iraq using the excuse that Iraq had attacked, or was about to attack US (2003)
Paperclip was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment
by the United States in the aftermath of World War II (1939–45). It was executed by the Joint Intelligence Objectives
Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Soviet–American Cold War (1945–91) one purpose of Operation
Paperclip was to deny German scientific knowledge and expertise to the USSR. 
the JIOA’s recruitment of German scientists began after the European Allied victory
(8 May 1945), US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August
1945. Truman's order expressly excluded anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal
participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism.” Said restriction would have rendered ineligible
most of the scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment, among them rocket scientists Wernher von Braun and Arthur
Rudolph, and the physician Hubertus Strughold, each earlier classified as a “menace to the security of the Allied Forces”.
circumvent President Truman’s anti-Nazi order, and the Allied Potsdam and Yalta agreements,
the JIOA worked independently to create false employment and political biographies for the scientists. The JIOA also expunged
from the public record the scientists' Nazi Party memberships and régime affiliations. Once “bleached”
of their Nazism, the US Government granted the scientists security clearance to work in the United States. Paperclip,
the project’s operational name, derived from the paperclips used to attach the scientists’ new political personæ
to their “US Government Scientist” JIOA personnel files.
Here's just 104 of the German Rockets
Scientists that were part of Operation Paperclip - click on the picture for the names of these scientists
THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY
At the begining
of the First World War the British Royal family went by the name of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Not only were the majority of the
Royal Family of German descent but many of them preferred to speak German. Kaiser Wilhelm II was Queen Victoria's grandson
and cousin of King Edward. (and yet Britain and Germany still go to war with each other...) In March 1917 as the people of
Britain began to realize the German connection the Royal Family changed their name to Windsor - much more English sounding...
so it's no surprise why we see pictures at the top right of this page with Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson being warmly greeted
by Adolf Hilter, who thought the British would unite with Germany to fight the Russians. Little did he know that the bankers
that started both world wars had different plans.
The modern royal family was founded
in 1840 when Queen Victoria married Albert of Saxe-Coburg, a Germany duchy, creating The House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Such
was the ill-feeling towards all things German during the First World War that in 1917 Victoria's grandson King George V -
an honorary Field Marshal in the German army - thought it prudent to renounce the German name and titles and adopt that of
It was a masterful PR exercise, replacing the Teutonic surname with that of a quintessentially
home counties town.
His son Edward VIII once declared: "There is not one drop of blood in
my veins that is not German." Both he and George VI were bilingual in German and English.
the Twenties and Thirties, the royals were steadfastly opposed to conflict with their ancestral fatherland. Indeed George
V's wife Queen Mary always maintained that Britain had "backed the wrong horse" in 1914.
son's meeting with Hitler threatened irrevocably to undermine the royal family's support among their subjects.
took the Queen Mother's steadfastness in the face of German bombs and her visit to the East End during the Blitz to restore
public faith in the family.
The Windsors' links with Germany remained a touchy subject however.
There was embarrassment in the Eighties when Princess Michael of Kent's father, Baron Gunther von Reibnitz, was exposed as
a former Nazi party member and SS officer.
Less well known is the fact that one of Prince Philip's
sisters, Sophie, was married to Christopher of Hesse-Cassel, an SS colonel who named his eldest son Karl Adolf in Hitler's
honour. Indeed, all four of Philip's sisters married high-ranking Germans.
prospect of the former Nazis and Nazi sympathisers attending his wedding to the Queen meant he was allowed to invite only
US CORPORATIONS HELPING HITLER'S
help from U.S. industrialists, Hitler might never have been able to wage World War II.
While most Americans were appalled by the Nazis and the rearming of Germany in the 1930s, some of
America's most powerful corporations were more concerned about making a buck from their German investments. Here are a few
examples of how U.S. industrialists supported Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany.
Standard Oil, the oil giant developed
and financed Germany's synthetic fuel program in partnership with the German chemical giant, I.G. Farben.
As late as 1934, Germany was
forced to import as much as 85% of it's pertroleum from abroad. This meant that a worldwide fuel embargo could stop Hitler's
army overnight. To get around this threat, Nazi Germany began converting domestic coal into synthetic fuel using processes
developed jointly by Standard Oil and I.G. Farben.
Standard taught I.G. Farben how to make tetraethyl-lead and add it to gasoline to
make leaded gasoline. This information was priceless; leaded gas was essential for modern mechanized warfare. An I.G. Farben
memo stated, "Since the beginning of the war we have been in a postition to produce lead tetraethyl solely because, a
short time before the outbreak of the war, the Americans had established plants for us ready for production and supplied us
with all available experience. In this manner we did not need to perform the difficult work of development because we could
start production right away on the basis of all the experience that the Americans had had for years." Another memo noted
that "without tetraethyl-lead, present methods of warfare would not be possible." (Trading With The Enemy)
Still another I.G. Farben memo chronicled
Stadard's assistance in procuring $20 million worth of aviation fuel and lubricants to be stockpiled for war: "The fact
that we actually succeeded by means of the most difficult negotiations in buying the quantity desired by our government...
and trasnporting it to Germany, was made possible only through the aid of the Standard Oil Co." (Note: According to a
1992 article in the Village Voice, Brown Brothers Harriman was the Wall Street investment firm that "arranged for a loan
of tetraethyl lead to the Nazi Luftwaffe" in a 1938. A senior managing partner of the firm was George Bush's father,
As late as 6 months before the start
of World War II in Europe, Chase National Bank worked with the Nazis to raise money for Hitler from Nazi sympathizers in the
Much Needed Comic Relief - Hitler's response to Tuscon Shootings