Release Date:October 2008
Book Preview: "Murder of an American Nazi"
At the end of World War II the CIA, through a program called Operation Paperclip, evacuates Nazi scientists, doctors, and spies to the US, where they are provided with safe haven and jobs in our defense, aerospace, and intelligence spheres. One of the ex-Nazis, Walter Dornberger, turns up shot to death in southern Illinois in 1980. Don Hayes, the detective who investigates the murder, uncovers the truth of who Dornberger really was. The investigation takes the reader on a journey to Nazi-occupied France, the German death camps, foreign coup d'etats, the JFK assassination, and revolution in central America. One of Hayes’ suspects turns out to be a concentration camp refugee, Hannah Kanermann, whose mother and brother were brutalized by Dornberger. When Hannah discovers that the CIA helped Dornberger escape prosecution for war crimes and arranged for his safe passage to the U.S., she turns the tables on Dornberger, his Nazi cronies, and their CIA protectors.
Hayes’ investigation also blows the lid off other CIA atrocities such as the drugging and brainwashing of innocent, unsuspecting citizens (MK-ULTRA); the subversion of the free press in America and its conversion into a propaganda wing of the military-industrial complex (Operation Mockingbird); and the overthrow of duly-elected governments around the world. Hayes eventually solves the murder of Dornberger, but becomes disillusioned with his country along the way.
The book is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller for those who want to know more about the real history of post-WWII America. And, please note, though the book is listed as historical fiction, the events which make up the historical backdrop of the work are historical facts. The CIA did provide safe haven in America for thousands of Nazi war criminals after WWII (Operation Paperclip), did drug and brainwash its own citizens (MK-ULTRA), did hire, train, place, and/or coerce media assets (Operation Mockingbird), and did assassinate leaders (ZR-RIFLE and Executive Action). These atrocities have been largely kept hidden from Americans through Mockingbird. Frank Wisner, who ran Mockingbird in the 1950s, once boasted that the secret program was like his own “mighty Wurlitzer. I can play any tune I want on it, and America will follow along.” William Colby, head of the CIA for a time in the 1970s, admitted that, “The CIA owns anyone of significance at all major media outlets.”
Dornberger was a real guy also. A Nazi rocket scientist responsible for thousands of slave labor deaths at Nordhausen and Mittelwerk, he was evacuated to the US by Allen Dulles. Dulles eventually placed him with Bell Helicopter (a major defense contractor during the Vietnam War) of Dallas/Fort Worth. There he worked closely with Michael Paine, husband of Ruth Paine. Lee Harvey Oswald and his family lived with Ruth Paine in the autumn of 1963, and it was Paine who got Oswald the job at the Texas School Book Depository. The Dulleses and the Paines were no strangers to one another. Dulles’s mistress, Mary Bancroft, was best friends with Michael Paine’s mother. Dulles, of course, served on the Warren Commission where he helped cover up the truth of JFK’s assassination.
A third of the way through Murder of an American Nazi, I stopped reading. I didn’t stop because I wasn’t interested. I stopped because I doubted the book was fiction as listed. You see, I’ve heard over the years about the CIA bringing Nazi war criminals to the United States after WWII to help fight Communism. I’ve also read extensively about the CIA flying drugs from Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle into the United States where these drugs were sold in America’s inner cities to raise money to buy weapons that went back to Southeast Asia where they were traded for more drugs. Poisoning America was done to fight the spread of Communism. It’s been documented that the CIA even cooperated with the mafia to make this happen. I never connected all of these CIA events together until I read Murder of an American Nazi by Tim Fleming.
Before I continued reading, I sent an e-mail to Fleming asking how much was true.He replied, “... the background history of MOAAN (Murder of an American Nazi) is nearly 100% accurate. People do not realize this is so because our real history has been kept from us. And, yes, your supposition is correct. The CIA is responsible for this. One of its dirtiest covert subterfuges (I get into this later in the book) was Operation Mockingbird: the coercion, recruitment, and training of media assets at newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, and TV networks across the country.”
“Frank Wisner who ran Mockingbird in its earliest days once boasted that the operation was like a ‘mighty Wurlitzer ... I can play any tune I want on it and America will follow along.’ Powerful, influential media magnates like Bill Paley (CBS), A.H. Sulzberger (NY Times), the Luces (Time, Newsweek), C.D. Jackson (Life), and Katherine Graham (Washington Post) considered themselves patriots for protecting the CIA from any negative press and disseminating its propaganda. The CIA could not have gotten away with all its dirty tricks had an independent, truth-seeking press been alive and well in the last half of 20th century America.”
Wanting to know more, I asked Fleming about his sources and he replied, “The FOIA (The Freedom of Information Act) has been a godsend to researchers, but the CIA still fights us tooth-and-nail. Many of the released documents are available on-line, but much of the content has been redacted ....”
“Other primary sources for me were The Secret History of the American Empire, by John Perkins; Blowback and The Sorrows of the Empire, by Chalmers Johnson; Best Evidence by David Lifton; The Dark Side of the Moon, by W.W. Norton; JFK and the Unspeakable, by James Douglass; Secret Agenda, by Linda Hunt; The CIA Covenant: Nazis in Washington, by Gregory Douglas; Who Will Tell The People, by William Greider; and too many more to name here. I stumbled onto this topic by reading an article written by a JFK researcher named Mae Brussell years ago. The information is out there, but it requires one to do his homework.”
After Fleming’s second reply, I started reading his book again. Murder of American Nazi, a riveting history that caused me to lose sleep while connecting the dots, reveals who may really rule America and how. It reads more like nonfiction than fiction.You may not want to read this book because you could lose sleep, too. After all, the truth will not set you free.
On the other hand, if you are the kind of person who wants to know the truth and loves what America once stood for (I’m talking about what the Founding Fathers created more than two hundred years ago), buy the book and read it. Warning, if you do, your world may never be the same.
Murder of an American Nazi may also shed light on the war in Iraq: billions of American dollars gone missing during that conflict while Bush was in the White House and the huge profits Halliburton has made from the war.
For sure, if Murder of an American Nazi gains the attention it deserves, the CIA will not be pleased.
Reviewed by: Lloyd Lofthouse
What Kennedy said next stunned Marie. No American president had ever uttered such a revolutionary idea, such a radical or far-sighted entreaty, such an enlightened way to view an avowed enemy. “No government or social system is so evil that its people must be considered as lacking in virtue…we can still hail the Russian people for their many achievements in science and space, in economic and industrial growth, in culture and in acts of courage. Among the many traits the peoples of our two countries have in
common, none is stronger than our mutual abhorrence of war…no nation in the history of battle suffered more than the Soviet Union suffered in the course of the Second World War. At least twenty million lost their lives. Countless millions of homes were burned or sacked.”
The Russians had been our allies in World War II; Marie recalled Hannah telling her how the Russians had liberated some of the concentration camps. How had they become our bitter enemies in such a short period?
“…we are both devoting to weapons massive sums of money that could be better devoted to combating ignorance, poverty and disease. We are both caught up in a vicious and dangerous cycle in which suspicion on one side breeds suspicion on the other, and new weapons beget counterweapons. In short, both the United States and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its allies, have a mutually deep interest in a just and genuine peace and in halting the arms race…if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”
The eloquence, lyricism and profundity of what she’d just heard left Marie limp. The man could deliver a speech like no other. And he could make the listener believe in the country’s future and his ability to get us there. Marie viewed it as a sign that she was in the right place at the right time. Like Kennedy, she was determined to make the world a better place. Hope abounded.
More than three decades after JFK spoke those words, Don Hayes had a completely different interpretation of what they meant. “He signed his death warrant with that speech,” he told me. “You have no idea how that one shook the halls of the Pentagon and the CIA. And the defense contractors? Are you kidding me? No more billion dollar awards to build fighter jets and weapons and helicopters. No more war profiteering for Brown and Root, Halliburton, Boeing and Bell Textron? An end to the system that had made them all so rich and powerful? No more Red-baiting? World peace? He wasn’t going to let them have Vietnam as their own playground, and they were never going to let Kennedy get away with that. Lemay and Lemnitzer already thought he was a traitor. So did Dulles and half the CIA, including Pfisterr and Dornberger,” spurted a red-faced Don.
“What does this have to do with…” I started.
Don interrupted, “Let me explain it as simply as I can. The same people who killed Kennedy, and then covered it up, were the same people who smuggled Dornberger and hundreds of other Nazis into this country. The same people who overthrew democratic governments. The same people who arranged for war profiteers to get rich. The same people who dosed their own citizens with LSD. The same people who blocked the free press. The same people who conspired with the Mafia to kill Castro, even after Kennedy promised to leave him alone. The same people who contrived to get us into Vietnam. The same people Ike warned us about when he left office. The same people who really ran this country until Kennedy stood up to them. The same people who killed my friend, James Carney.” His anger was so overt, Hayes nearly shouted the last name.