NATO’s Nazi Beginnings

by Robert S. Rodvik, 21 June 2012, VoltaireNet

Who gave NATO the right to rule the world? This author elucidates how the Western elite, many of whom were Hitler supporters, rescued a vast number of Nazi hierarchy and placed them in positions to continue the many decades long fight against Russia. The One Percent of the time and the One Percent of today have sent millions to their deaths in formulating and enacting Winston Churchill’s 1918 pledge to “strangle at its birth” the Bolshevik menace. Total control of the so-called mainstream media has furthered that odious task.

Many writers have documented how British and American elites bankrolled Hitler’s rise to power and not until he turned his forces westward did they begin to mount defensive actions against the Third Reich. In Britain, elite members of The Right Club, often with government collusion, secretly supported Hitler’s actions against the Jews and against communists and socialists. The Duke of Wellington was a noted anti-semite and a member of the Right Club. Edward the VIII, known as “the Traitor King” was close friends with Adolf Hitler and was forced to give up his throne, not because of Wallis Simpson, but because it was discovered that he was passing British war operations documents to the Nazis. The aristocracy, after all, have never submitted to sharing the wealth with the lesser classes and Adolf was equally amenable to those ends, the destruction of the untermenschen being foremost in Plan A of his conquest strategy for Europe and Russia.

BIS BAsel-old
Until 1977 the BIS headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, hid itself from the world. Bankers told visitors to go to Frey’s Chocolate Shop and enter the unmarked entrance of the former hotel next door.

The Bank for International Settlements was a joint creation in the 1930’s of the western world’s central banks, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England was a wholehearted supporter of Hitler and, when the Nazis marched into Austria in 1938 most of the country’s gold was packed and loaded into vaults controlled by the Bank for International Settlements – the main central bank for the western world. One day later the Nazis marched into Prague, took the directors of the Czech National Bank as hostages and demanded they cede control of the country’s gold reserves representing some $48 million. Informed that the gold had already been transferred to London’s vaults, efforts were made to contact Montagu Norman – who immediately transferred the money to the Germans to outfit their war machine. Friends indeed.

The United States of America had not yet arrived at the position of world’s leading imperialist power, but many of its elites were aligned with British elite sentiments. One of the leading lights in furthering the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party was none other than Prescott Bush, father to George Herbert Walker Bush and grandfather to G.W. Bush, both future presidents and G.W. H. Bush as head of the CIA. These war criminals have maintained their popularity among right-wing Americans mostly due to a compliant media that has obscured their Nazi-loving history from the populace at large.


In their book George Bush:The Unauthorized Biography, Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin write the following:

In October 1942…Prescott Bush was managing partner of Brown Brothers Harriman. His 18-year-old son George, the future U.S. President, had just begun training to become a naval pilot. On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City which were being conducted by Prescott Bush. Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The U.S. Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.’s stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland “Bunny” Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Bush. [1]

Tarpley and Chaitkin add the following:

President Bush’s family had already played a central role in financing and arming Adolf Hitler for his takeover of Germany…By deciding that Prescott Bush and the other directors of the Union Banking Corp. were legally front men for the Nazis, the government avoided the more important historical issue: In what way were Hitler’s Nazis themselves hired, armed and instructed by the New York and London clique of which Prescott Bush was an executive manager? [2]

Among those supporting the rise to power of Adolf Hitler was industrialist Henry Ford, a noted Jew hater. Among his other crimes, Ford…”refused to build aircraft engines for England and instead built supplies of the 5-ton military trucks that were the backbone of German army transportation.” [3] The list of US industrialists linked to the Nazis is too long to recount here but can be accessed in Charles Higham’s excellent book, Trading With The Enemy: the Nazi-american plot 1933 – 1949. [4]

Clearly the west’s leading financiers were in Hitler’s camp, busy supplying funds for his military buildup and not till he betrayed them by attacking England did the Allies unite to defeat the Nazi forces. In this effort an unholy alliance was formed; that of the western powers and of the Soviet Union, the major force in defeating Hitler’s legions. Yet long before the war ended the Brits and Americans were plotting to redirect their energy against the Soviets, a déjà vu of the 1918 invasion that the west mounted against the Bolsheviks and certainly the most unknown major event of modern history. To this end the British and US rescued the most murderous Nazi war criminals being sought by investigators of the same governments and mingled them into British and US apparatus of terror.

As Michael McClintock writes:

It was immediately after the creation of the United Nations that American leaders found it necessary—as a matter of interest—to break the new rules they publicly lauded. In doing so, they developed new systems by which to evade accountability for lawbreaking–including an enormous apparatus for covert intervention–and, by means of extraordinary effort, to present the United States’ actions, whatever their nature, as in accord with international law. [5]

At the same time as the west was planning its covert actions against its WWII ally, it also created the formation of the terror club known as NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Almost in its entirety it was a Nazi enterprise.


Nazi General Reinhard Gehlen, for example, who had headed the Russia Desk in the Oberkommando der Wermacht (OKW – Hitler’s Supreme Headquarters) and a consultant on the Final Solution, was secretly brought to the United States where he would deliver his vast storehouse of previously hidden files on the Soviet Union and then set up the Russia Desk for the soon-to-be-formed CIA. [6]

Gehlen would then be returned to postwar Germany where he was put in position as head of Germany’s new Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), the German Secret Intelligence Service. In essence, two Russia desks (at least) now functioned instead of just one; both with the same ultimate aim: destroy the Soviet Union and communism.

Hundreds if not thousands of old Nazis found new life working for the US, Britain, and Canada as the Cold War was cranked up and now the mass murderers were brought into policy making for the same Lords of the Manor who had supported Hitler to begin with. And, with the same old Nazis back in charge, every foul means was employed against the Soviets to prevent any challenge of global capital’s right to dictate the terms of enslavement.

West Germany, now being run by ex-Nazis under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, joined NATO in 1954 and Gehlen liaised with his pro-Nazi mentor Allen Dulles who would become head of the CIA, with brother John Foster as Secretary of State. Soon NATO began appointing the old tried and true Nazis into high positions within the organization.

General Hans Speidel, for example, became commander-in-chief in 1957 of AFCENT (Allied Forces Central Europe). Nazi Admiral Friedrich Guggenberger joined the highly important NATO military committee in Washington and General Adolf Heusinger (Gehlen’s old chief at Hitler’s OKW), became its chairman. At Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE), Gehlen managed to install several Nazi collaborators into vital positions [7]. Amongst these was Col. Hennig Strumpell, who became deputy to British Maj. Gen. Charles Traver, the Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence) at SHAPE. Col. Heinz Koller-Kraus was made head of logistics at Speidel’s AFCENT. Many other Gehlen men would soon join NATO to define its policies. [8]

With the same Nazis well integrated into NATO and the CIA becoming an extension of Gehlen’s old Nazi intelligence agency, the Nieue World Ordnung was essentially relocated from the Reichstag in Berlin and dropped into the Pentagon and CIA Langley, Virginia.

Added to the anti-Soviet battle plans, US elites recognized the value of Goebbel’s Ministry of Truth and turned the lessons learned into the world’s most sophisticated propaganda network ever created. All western wars would now be given illusionary titles, such as: “wars for democracy”, “wars for peace”, “wars for justice”, “wars for humanitarianism” and on and on. The corporate funded elites that run the UK and Canada were quick to adopt the same essential elements.

Two of those components of the propaganda wars for the US/UK/Nazi Nieue World Ordnung was the creation of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty – both staffed with Gehlen’s old Nazis and funded by the CIA. [9]

These Nazi mass murderers set up an Hungarian Desk, provided arms and assistance to underground pro-Nazi elements in Hungary and together with the CIA, instigated the Hungarian uprising — which the Soviets brutally put down [10]. The prime use of this episode however, had little to do with the dead and dying, rather it was the propaganda value which portrayed an “Evil Empire” that had to be destroyed. [11]

Dr. Eberhardt Taubert joined the Nazi party in 1931 and was soon promoted to the rank of Sturmführer, following Goebbels to the Ministry of Propaganda. After the war Taubert slid down to South Africa where he found comfort among the neo-Nazis in power in Johannesburg busy designing the apartheid system. In 1950 he returned to Germany and joined his old Nazi pal Reinhard Gehlen, becoming a member of the BND. In his new BND/CIA post, Taubert became chairman of the CIA-backed “National Association for Peace and Freedom” becoming also an adviser to German Minister of Defense, ex-Nazi Franz Josef Strauss and was then assigned by Strauss to NATO as adviser to the “Psychological Warfare Department”. Goebbel’s Ministry of Truth being recirculated to feed the Christian fundamentalists some newly constructed, yet old and familiar Tales from the Dark, only having different packaging. [12]

“NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation GLADIO and Terrorism in Western Europe” by Daniele Ganser,
Contemporary Security Studies, February 2005.

NATO has also been closely linked to a series of terrorist bombings in Italy in the 1980s in order to create a “Strategy of Tension” designed to allow the fascist right wing into power and thereby bring “stability” to the country. This program made use of numerous far right terrorists like Stefano Delle Chiaie of Ordine Nuovo and other demented souls who planted bombs in public places that killed hundreds, aided in implementation by Gehlen’s NATO/Nazi terrorists. Though well covered in Europe, thanks to media complicity, the story barely made a blip here.

In essence these and their followers are the people that run NATO, presently killing its way around the world thanks to the likes of Barack Obama, Steve Harper, and the rest of the West’s puppet satraps; while posing as defenders of humanity. It’s all too much to embrace without losing one’s dinner over and over again.


  • [1] Office of Alien Property Custodian, Vesting Order No. 248. The order was signed by Leo T. Crowley, Alien Property Custodian, executed October 20, 1942; F.R. Doc. 42-11568; Filed, November 6, 1942, 11:31 A.M.; 7 Fed. Reg. 9097 (Nov. 7, 1942). See also the New York City Directory of Directors (available at the Library of Congress). The volumes for the 1930s and 1940s list Prescott Bush as a director of Union Banking Corporation for the years 1934 through 1943.
  • [2] Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin, George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography.
  • [3] Charles Higham, Trading With The Enemy, A Dell Book, 1983, p.23.
  • [4] Ibid, p.177.
  • [5] Michael McClintock, Instruments of Statecraft, Pantheon Books, NY 1992, P.24.
  • [6] E. H. Cookridge, Gehlen, Spy of the Century, Random House, NY, 1972.
  • [7] Ibid, p.301.
  • [8] Ibid.
  • [9] Ibid.
  • [10] Ibid.
  • [11] The Progressive, “Turn it Off” September 1993, p.10.
  • [12] Ibid, pp.10-11.
Robert S. Rodvik is an Internet activist and the author of The Balkans: US Covert Activity and American Media Complicity” (1995).

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Nov 4, 2018 9:44 AM
Oct 31, 2018 5:26 AM

Among other crimes, Toyota…”refuses to build aircraft engines for Japan, or even 5-ton military trucks. Instead it builds family cars that are the backbone of world transport.”

Oct 31, 2018 5:05 AM

So Hitler was right all along, promising the Fourth Reich which has now surfaced in none other than the U.S. of A. What a joke.

Oct 30, 2018 4:56 PM

An excellent brief history. Thank you.

Oct 30, 2018 2:43 PM

Thank you!

Oct 30, 2018 8:53 AM

So _that’s_ why I felt impelled to put the Z in NATZO; z as in Natzi. Later it also came to stand for ZionaZi; as in Rothschild. In the beginning that Z simply indicated a derogatory impression based on NATZO’s despicable behaviour in Serbia and Libya. But now I can point to solid documentation on NATZO’s NaZi and ZionaZi origins.

Francis Lee
Francis Lee
Oct 30, 2018 8:51 AM

Talking of education and the level of literacy, it is amazing and dispiriting to witness the present level of illiteracy, particularly among young people. As I sat on the underground train to central London I noticed that all the all people under 35 opposite me all had things plugged into their ears and/or were fiddling about with the latest electronic gadgets. They were disconnected from the social (real) world and connected to the fantasy world of the internet. I don’t know for sure but I very much doubt that they were listening to a reading of Yeats’ Second Coming or, a Beethoven Concert, but instead were plugged in to the vacuous outpourings of the latest pop cult or exchanging pictures of their cat. Of course this situation represents the liberal ideal; the worship of individualism, narcissism, spectacle and veneration of the self. The sort of world envisioned by Ayn Rand. Here with have created the great dumbed-down generation of H.G.Wells’ Elois, who in his short novella, The Time Machine, were incapable of collective thought or action being easily manipulated by the ruling underground dwelling ruling cannibals, the Morlocks. (In passing who in our time are the Morlocks?) Our present generation, like the dwellers in the Wells’ dystopia, will be shepherded into destruction since they have lost the power (if they ever had it) to resist. What is taking place is a sort of intellectual castration. In the prescient film ‘Network’ directed by Sidney Lumet in 1976, the principal character, Howard Beale, (played by the Australian actor Peter Finch) becomes a prophet of doom ‘inveighing against the hypocrisies of his time.’ Beale observed that people were being turned into unthinking beings as replaceable and indistinguishable as piston rods. How true this rings

The world as anticipated by H.G.Wells, Aldous Huxley, Jack London, Franz Kafka,Yevgeny Zamyatin, George Orwell, and Arthur Koestler seems to be taking shape before our eyes.

Oct 30, 2018 9:05 AM
Reply to  Francis Lee

@Francis Lee. Reminds me that about 40-50 years ago I read in a Sunday paper (probably in The Observer) that the aim of education is to cultivate an ability to say No. Do you recall reading something similar recently?

Francis Lee
Francis Lee
Oct 30, 2018 10:56 AM
Reply to  vexarb

”Reminds me that about 40-50 years ago I read in a Sunday paper (probably in The Observer) that the aim of education is to cultivate an ability to say No. Do you recall reading something similar recently?”

Well, the thing I do remember reading was a seminal book by Richard Hoggart ‘The Uses of Literacy’ which was very much in vogue at the time – this was the 50’s and 60′ – providing a very cogent early critique of consumerism. There was also Bertrand Russell who was a sort of English Noam Chomsky. But I actually went off Russell when I found out that he had advocated dropping the atomic bomb on the Soviet Union in1948. But in those days there was a thriving opposition to the status quo with Newspapers like the Daily Worker and the Daily Herald as well as the centre-left Guardian. These were the days of social-democracy, welfare capitalism and anti-colonial struggles. Alas they are no more, instead we have liberal totalitarianism and the dark night of neo-conservative and neo-liberal hegemony.

Oct 30, 2018 5:50 PM
Reply to  Francis Lee

“Liberal totalitarianism” — apt phrase. It Lies (pun intended) less in persuading the populace Positively (ie to believe) than in conditioning the populace Negatively (ie, not to question because There Is No Alternative).

kevin morris
kevin morris
Oct 30, 2018 5:13 AM

And the European Union too.

Oct 29, 2018 11:52 PM

There must also have been connections between NATO and its resuscitated Nazis, and the equally resuscitated Ukrainian extreme far-right nationalists who had collaborated with the Nazis in pursuing and killing Polish and Jewish civilians and Soviet POWs during WW2. We know that a number of Ukrainian collaborators were rescued by Allied forces and given refuge in North America (because the current Canadian Foreign Minister’s maternal grandfather Michael / Mykhailo Chomiak was among them along with his family) and that Stepan Bandera and other OUN members worked with Western intel agencies (MI6 and CIA if I remember reading correctly) during the 1950s to infiltrate Soviet Ukraine. Bandera himself was killed by Soviet agents in West Germany, of all places.

Another piece of the elaborate secret jigsaw puzzle is now falling into place.

Mulga Mumblebrain
Mulga Mumblebrain
Oct 30, 2018 7:31 AM
Reply to  Jen

In Austfailure, Baltic, Ukrainian, Croat and Slovenian fascist butchers were highly honoured communities from the 1940s onward. They were a ready source of support for the Right, and were portrayed as noble ‘Captive Nations’. Their fascist character, unchanged from generation to generation, was never mentioned in the media sewers.

Oct 29, 2018 3:43 PM

BTW… Everything is a Rich Mans Trick gets the heart of Nazi origins.

Oct 29, 2018 3:39 PM

‘Everything is a Rich Mans Trick’ has been taken off You tube.This link could also go down soon. Worth watching.


Oct 29, 2018 3:38 PM

‘WW2 split the first and second parts of the original New World Order plan set in 1773 by Amshel Mayer Rothschild: the British Colonial Empire was replaced by the American Empire. Same plan of world domination, but the Rothschild family would now have to share it with a handful of Yankee Illuminatis.’

The Nazis were the proxies then as Isis/White Helmets have been in the Syrian escapade recently.

The fact that the highly trained and knowlegable proxies were instantly recycled to fight the only human self governance system to reject the central bankers ancient scheme, should not surprise anyone, and they have been beaten once again and by the Russians (without full-on communism!).

The simple question to all who would look at this comment and make an accusation of ‘conspiracy theory’ or worse is, Why are the British Hess files which were due to be published last year – still secret?

Oct 29, 2018 6:42 PM
Reply to  DunGroanin

That’s a fair comment about the Hess papers; it was a long time ago and all the participants are dead. So what’s the problem? Do they show a much stronger appeasement party within Churchill’s government that the Establishment would still rather keep quiet about? Lord Halifax, the unelected aristocrat who was Foreign Secretary was very much in favour of accepting Hitler’s peace offerings and a large chunk of Upper Class Britain agreed with him; “leave us out Jerry and we won’t interfere with an attack on the Soviet Union” line that they’d been spouting since 1934. The ex-King the Duke of Windsor was very prominent as a leading pro-Nazi but he was only one of a whole class. The Hess papers might include peace proposals that put Edward in a powerful position, perhaps even restored to the throne, a nice populist touch for what might have been called the Peace Party. There was the possibility of an aristocratic-Nazi coup d’etat in 1940-1. Hess, Deputy to Hitler, was at the centre of the intrigue; he himself was an aristocrat who had gone shooting with his English counterparts in the 1930’s. The idea he was mentally deranged is for the fairies. He was kept in absolute solitary confinement for the rest of his life. The British narrative says Britain defeated Germany in the Battle of Britain and the threat of invasion was real. Yet in reality Hitler never intended an invasion, what he did build up in Belguim was to try and blind side their ally, Russia who was indeed the real target. Hitler himself made it very plain any deal with Britain would be good, retain the Empire while Germany took the East. There were numerous overtures from the Germans and diplomatic brokers in Sweden, The extreme nervousness of the British with regards to Hess suggests there are historical golden nuggets still uncovered that would embarrass the FCO, the Tory party, Royalty and Government even now because it would reveal a narrative that isn’t allowed to be discussed and those pillars of British Society lying big time and re-writing history – or trying to!

Oct 29, 2018 2:41 PM

Thanks for this piece. Hidden histories are so important if we are to understand what is the shape of our world today. It is not what we think because we are led to believe it is something different.

It is very clear we are facing an uncloaking of the secret state in defence of the western aristocracy [Skripal/ Russia gate, Syria/ MbS dethroning/ China in the cross-hairs etc] the very ones who have been instrumental in the obfuscation of reality and history, exceptionally well outlined in this article.

So much so that we are seeing attacks on Corbyn mounting as he is more dangerous than Trump. Because he represents a much feared class revolt which has been laid low for many year. Trump is merely an idiot of the aristocracy full of sound and fury but representing nothing – psychotic Americka.

There is a class struggle emerging again and is driven by the economics of exploitation. It is in that struggle that people will become educated. The class struggle in reality educates itself, it can’t and never could rely on the ruling classes for this.

Oct 29, 2018 1:32 PM
Oct 29, 2018 12:33 PM

One of the hallmarks of the domestic ruling classes in the UK and the USA is the ability to pull the wool over people’s eyes. They know that a combination of constant propaganda and a deliberately inculcated lack of ability to think critically will produce the desired effect of making people believe what the powers that be want them to believe. They also know how easy it is to use the media to deflect blame onto those who don’t deserve it, such as immigrants. There’s always a scapegoat handy for them.

As well as the fact that they discourage people from thinking critically about the events which unfold in the world, it’s quite amazing to see the levels of illiteracy in the USA and the UK. If they had any interest in improving the education of the people (which they don’t, obviously, as it isn’t in their interests to have an educated populace), they’d begin with the basics, i.e., making sure that people can read and write to an appropriate level. It’s notable that many of those countries we’re told we should look down upon give priority to things such as literacy, and achieve very impressive results.

Oct 29, 2018 1:33 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

” it isn’t in their interests to have an educated populace”
The truth indeed.This reminds me of the stated goal of Hugo Chavez , to raise the literacy level to close to 100%, which he almost achieved ,before they possibly did away with him though a cancer virus.

Oct 30, 2018 12:03 PM
Reply to  Gwyn

The education system was designed to turn people into obedient slaves.

Must watch documentary: “Human Resources – Social Engineering in the 20th Century.” covers this, and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rnJEdDNDsI

joe kaye
joe kaye
Oct 29, 2018 12:00 PM

The book by Tetens, The New Germans and the Old Nazis shows how 70 percent of the postwar German government and administration were made up of former members of the Nazi party.

Oct 29, 2018 11:51 AM

David Talbot’s The Devil’s Chessboard gives an excellent account of the machinations of Allen Dulles during the war when he was a Chief Spy in Switzerland, recruiting top Nazi’s and undermining the ‘unconditional surrender’ demand by making his own arrangements in Northern Italy. He describes how the US elite, represented by Dulles, realised that with the collapse of the French and British Empires in the Far East in 1942 the ‘onus’ was on America to rule the new world. They did so by effectively taking over Nazi policy especially with regard to the Soviet Union and the need to destroy it. The Ivy League bankers were natural Nazis and only had to put aside their traditional anti semetism to keep Hitler’s policies going.

Oct 29, 2018 11:44 AM

Excellent article. NATO needs to be exposed for what it is and writings such as this must be spread far and wide to reveal the insanity of American provocation against Russia.

Oct 29, 2018 1:37 PM
Reply to  grafter

“American provocation against Russia”
And the UK .We are not hearing much anymore about the Skripals.

Oct 29, 2018 11:32 AM

See also:
„Deep State USA: Dulles, Dallas and Devilish Games“: https://wipokuli.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/deep-state-usa-dulles-dallas-and-devilish-games/

Oct 29, 2018 1:07 PM
Reply to  Schlüter

Thank you Robert S. Rodvik and off Guardian for this excellent piece, also thanks to Voltaire Net for publishing the original.

Schluter, thank you for your very accurate addition. Surely this is the essence of our current International warring. It’s important to get the history right.

Webster Tarpley’s books on the Bushes is available here, http://tarpley.net