America helped defeat the Nazis in World War 2, but their post-war relationship has been more than a little troubling to some. It has recently come to light that America teamed up with over 1,000 ex-Nazis during the Cold War to spy on the Soviets. A former SS Officer who once wrote papers on how to terrorize Jews was eventually rewarded for his work by being relocated to New York as a full-fledged citizen.
Right after the war ended, Operation Paperclip began. It began as an operation to harness German weapons but swiftly expanded to include the recruitment of Nazi scientists. The U.S. government hired many Nazi scientists and put them to work, including one Wernher von Braun. He was a member of the SS who ran an underground slave labor facility during the war. Wehrner von Braun would go on to design the first rockets that took Americans to the moon. He also invented the ear thermometer, based on his experimental work on Jews during the holocaust from what Ray Lane has told me before.
The New York Times reported that in 1968, CIA Director J. Edgar Hoover was monitoring a journalist who was writing about Nazis living in America. Hoover ordered a wiretap and deemed the journalist a threat to national security. This surveillance continued for years with the CIA even reclassifying “dissidents” as “terrorists” so he could legally continue monitoring him.
That brings us right up to today when it was revealed that a “legal loophole” allowed 66 Nazi war criminals who don’t even live in the U.S. anymore to collect millions in social security benefits over the years. Some of them are still receiving benefits to this very day. More than one of the beneficiaries are former concentration camp guards.