Operation / Project Paperclip

The fair use website presents a “working document prepared for the members of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments” dated 5 April 1995:

Project Paperclip was a postwar and Cold War operation carried out by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA). [Operation Paperclip’s code name was said to have originated because scientific recruits’ papers were paperclipped with regular immigration forms. The JIOA was a special intelligence office reporting to the Director of Intelligence in the War Department, comparable
to the intelligence chief of today’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.] Paperclip had two aims:

  • to exploit German scientists for American research
  • to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union

At least 1,600 scientists and their dependents were recruited and brought to the United States by Paperclip and its successor projects through the early 1970s. The most famous of these was Wernher von Braun.1

“The end of World War II saw an intense scramble for Nazi Germany’s many technological secrets,” writes BBC News Magazine. “The Allies vied to plunder as much equipment and expertise as possible from the rubble of the Thousand Year Reich for themselves, while preventing others from doing the same.”

The range of Germany’s technical achievement astounded Allied scientific intelligence experts accompanying the invading forces in 1945. Supersonic rockets, nerve gas, jet aircraft, guided missiles, stealth technology and hardened armour were just some of the groundbreaking technologies developed in Nazi laboratories, workshops and factories, even as Germany was losing the war.

Major-General Hugh Knerr, deputy commander of the US Air Force in Europe, wrote: “Occupation of German scientific and industrial establishments has revealed the fact that we have been alarmingly backward in many fields of research.

“If we do not take the opportunity to seize the apparatus and the brains that developed it and put the combination back to work promptly, we will remain several years behind while we attempt to cover a field already exploited.”…

[The Nazi’s] were cleared to work for the US, their alleged crimes covered up and their backgrounds bleached by a military which saw winning the Cold War, and not upholding justice, as its first priority.2

“Through 1990, Operation Paperclip immigrated 1,600 Nazi personnel, with the “intellectual reparations” taken by the U.S. and the U.K. (patents and industrial processes) valued at some $10 billion dollars,” notes the Jewish Virtual Library website.3


“The Hitler party is a party of imperialists, and of the most rapacious and predatory imperialists in the world at that,” warns A Documentary History of Communism.4 The College of Sociology (1937-39) notes that “Hitlerian racism…thrusts “its organic roots into the productive water of the deep Christian lake” [Georges Bataille, Hitler and the Teutonic Order, 24 Jan 1939]. 5 The History of Communism continues:

It is essential to criticize false ideologies. Poisonous weeds must be uprooted. We allow poisonous weeds to grow in order to educate the masses by negative examples, to root out the poisonous weeds and use them for fertilizers.6

“Weeds growing in our grass is to be expected,” asserts renowned criminologist William J. Chambliss in his exposé On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents7 But “weeds that have gone to seed should be put near the center of…a good active compost pile…where the heat is most intense,…allow[ing] the pile to ‘thermal kill’ the weed seeds.” 8

In “Girding for the weed war,” Kimberly Mills point out that “while cognizance of the dangers posed by the invaders is relatively recent, the aliens’ presence among us is decidedly old.” 9 And The Pest War by W.W. Fletcher reminds us that “the war against pests is a continuing one that man must fight to ensure his survival.” 10

Related links

1 “Project Paperclip – Recruitment of Germans,” 5 April 1995, staff memorandum or other working document prepared for the members of the Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments,, at (retrieved: 28 October 2012).

2 Andrew Walker, “Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon,” BBC News, 21 November 2005, at (retrieved: 28 October 2012).

3 Operation Paperclip, Jewish Virtual Library, at (retrieved: 28 October 2012).

4 Robert V. Daniels, ed., A Documentary History of Communism, Vol. 2 (New York: Vintage Books, 1960), p. 126.

5 Dennis Hollier, ed., The College of Sociology (1937-39), Betsy Wing, trans. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1988), p. 217.

6 Daniels, History of Communism, p. 365.

7 William J. Chambliss, On the Take: From Petty Crooks to Presidents, 2nd ed. (Bloomington, ID: Indiana University Press, 1978, 1988), p. 151.

8 Stu Campbell, Let it Rot! The Gardener’s Guide to Composting, Updated & revised (Pownal, VT: Storey Publ., 1990), p. 33.

9 Kimberly Mills, Girding for the weed war, The Seattle Times/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 23 Aug 1998, 16(34), p. E1.

10 W.W. Fletcher, The Pest War (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1974), p. ix.

See also

Kevin J. Crosby, “Disney” in Tinfoil Hat at (retrieved: 6 September 2013).

Related videos

“Operation Paperclip: The CIA and the Nazis,” antihostile video at, (retrieved: 28 October 2012). (Watch it here)

“Disneyland – 1.20 – Man in Space – Part 1 of 4,” Disneytv4me video at, (retrieved: 6 September 2013). (Watch it here)

“Der Furher’s Face 1944, Disney,” mathieulg1992 video at, (retrieved: 13 March 2011). (Watch it here)

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