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The Nazi Connection to the John F. The Nazi Connection to Dallas: General Reinhard Gehlen The sparrow-faced man in the battle uniform of an American general clambered down the steps of the U.
Army transport plane upon its arrival at Washington National Airport. It was August 24,two weeks after the surrender of Japan, three months after the German capitulation.
The general was hustled into a van with no windows and whisked to Fort Hunt outside the capital.
There he was attended by white-jacketed orderlies and, the next morning, fitted with a dark-grey business suit from one of Washington's swankiest men's stores.
General Reinhard Gehlen was ready to cut a deal. Reinhard Gehlen had been, up until the recent capitulation, Adolph Hitler's chief intelligence officer against the Soviet Union. His American captors had decked him out in one of their uniforms to deceive the Russians, who were hunting him as a war criminal.
The Cold War was on. This is a story of how key nazis, even as the Wehrmacht was still on the offensive, anticipated military disaster and laid plans to transplant nazism, intact but disguised, in havens in the West.
It is the story of how honorable men, and some not so honorable, were so blinded by the Red menace that they fell into lockstep with nazi designs.
It is the story of the Odd Couple Plus One: It is a story that climaxes in Dallas on November 22, when John Kennedy was struck down. And it is a story with an aftermath -- America's slide to the brink of fascism. Shirer, author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reichput it in speaking of the excesses of the Nixon administration, "We could become the first country to go fascist through free elections.
Even Robert Ludlum would have been hard put to invent a more improbable espionage yam.
He was a professional spymaster, violently anti-Communist and, best of all, the controller of a vast underground network still in place inside Russian frontiers. His checkered past mattered not.
When the German collapse was at hand, he had looked to the future. He lugged all his files into the Bavarian Alps and cached them at a site called, appropriately, Misery Meadows. Then he buried his Wehrmacht uniform with the embroidered eagle and swastika, donned an Alpine coat, and turned himself in to the nearest U.The idea of American immunity to political assassinations took a terrible blow from the killings of John F.
Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.". John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy (May 29, – November 22, ), commonly referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January until his assassination in November He served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his presidency dealt with managing relations with the Soviet Union.
President: John F. Kennedy: Preceded by: Richard Nixon: Succeeded by: Hubert Humphrey Johnson, a notoriously tough boss throughout his career, often demanded long workdays and work on In the days following the assassination, Lyndon B.
Johnson made an address to Congress saying that "No memorial oration or eulogy could more eloquently. John Hersey’s powerful account of Kennedy’s wartime bravery, published in The New Yorker in , helped him launch his political career.
In shaping his legend, Kennedy’s personal charm helped. A witty and articulate speaker, he seemed built for the age of television. ***Download FREE DIGITAL EDITION on this page*** This is the official full page report by the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, unofficially known as the Warren Commission, about the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy on November 22, The Commission is often referred to unofficially as the "Warren Commission" based on the fact that its . Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Assassination of John F. Kennedy, mortal shooting of the 35th president of the United States in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, His accused killer was Lee Harvey Oswald, who was himself murdered before he could stand trial, and the death of Kennedy has long been the subject of speculation and conspiracy theories.