Operation Paperclip

We’ve learned a lot of true history this past week, mostly along the lines of how evil courts of men can be. We have been shown true examples of where courts have wrongly decided cases in contradiction to Natural Law and while very informative, we have always been a nation of laws created and decided upon by men – with a court system established by the Constitution of the United States of America.

I’m not sure how just recognizing that courts of men do fail gets us much of anything other than making us feel good for recognizing it.

We have learned that it was the “courts” that created the institution of slavery and other various affronts to Natural Law and humanity – but I’m actually surprised that the two most heinous court decisions in the history of mankind haven’t been mentioned – the condemnation of Jesus in front of the Sanhedrin. The Sanhedrin is a Hebrew court made up of 23 community elders and captured in the four canonical gospels Jesus is tried and condemned by the Sanhedrin, mocked and beaten and is condemned for making the claim of being the Son of God. Unable to convict Jesus of blasphemy in a religious court, He was then turned over to a civil court, a Roman court under Pontius Pilate for treason – claiming to be a king when Caesar was king. Jesus also frustrated this court with his truth and unable to convict him of any civil crime, the decision was turned over to the crowd, leading Pilate in Matthew Chapter 27, verse 24 to say:

When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

The corruption of the people led to the crucifixion of Christ. The courts were merely a tool they used to get what they desired. The laws were ignored.

There is a really good retelling of this Biblical story through the perspective of a lawyer you may find interesting here.

My point in relating this story is not to try to imply that courts are infallible or that laws are always correct rather it is to note the response of people to these events.

Did the Hebrews destroy their own legal system because they convicted the Messiah? No, history records that the Sanhedrin continued to dispense Jewish law for another 400 years after the death of Christ.

Did we destroy the Torah and the Bible and discard everything good in them because rabbinical law was used to crucify Jesus? No.

Throughout the ages, laws get made, decisions are taken and actions are committed that both agree and disagree with the recognized standards of behavior – and codified laws. We can all see that and we can all quote chapter and verse of decisions contradictory to the Constitution and even issues when the courts got involved when they had no right or grounds to do so.

That this is a fact is indisputable – but this doesn’t mean that we are powerless or that the very system that has been used to reach this point must be discarded.

I would like to propose something for us to think about.

Several years ago, I was reading through some of my father’s stuff from WWII – I came across some notes that had to do with an operation that was conducted in the waning years of the war – whether he was involved or not, I do not know…he never spoke of his war experiences – ever – which makes his family wonder what he actually did in the war.

As Germany was being overwhelmed with the productive capacity of the United States – we were cranking out tank after tank, plane after plane to replace what was lost on the line, our intelligence folks began to realize just how far advanced the German technology was.  We all know about the V-2 but it is a documented fact that they were well advanced on a stealth bomber, advanced guidance systems for bombs and missiles, electric powered “Elektroboat” submarines, infrared night vision – and the Russian and Chinese AK-47 owes much of its design to the German SturmGewehr-44 design and the tapered steel cartridge designed for it. They had even cranked out a jet fighter, the ME-262 and had tested the Lippisch P-13a, a ram-jet powered, delta-winged fighter. If we had not destroyed a “heavy water” facility in Norway, throwing their scientists at least a year behind, they would likely have had an atomic bomb before we did.

While it was clear that they didn’t have the productive capacity to actually get these turned out in numbers, the US never wanted this tech and power to fall into the hands of our enemies – and even though the Russians were fighting the Germans with us, it was clear that they were not our friends and as soon as hostilities were over, they would be in direct competition with us for influence around the world – and thus the Cold War was born.

So the US conducted Operation Paperclip. Per Wikipedia:

Operation Paperclip was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II (1939–45). It was conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Soviet–American Cold War (1945–91), one purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific knowledge and expertise to the USSR,[1] the UK,[2] and the newly-divided East and West Germanies themselves.

Although the JIOA’s recruitment of German scientists began after the European Allied victory (8 May 1945), US President Harry Truman did not formally order the execution of Operation Paperclip until August 1945. Truman’s order expressly excluded anyone found “to have been a member of the Nazi Party, and more than a nominal participant in its activities, or an active supporter of Nazi militarism”. However, those restrictions would have rendered ineligible most of the leading scientists the JIOA had identified for recruitment, among them rocket scientists Wernher von BraunKurt Debus and Arthur Rudolph, and the physician Hubertus Strughold, each earlier classified as a “menace to the security of the Allied Forces”

What does this have to do with anything?

Well, we didn’t throw away the science simply because it was Nazi science that had been used in the most evil of regimes. We didn’t condemn it as illegitimate because of who created it and how they were using it. Why not?

Because it was science and we recognized that there was not “evil” science, it was the people who used it in that way who were at fault. We knew that the same “science” that had produced evil in the hands of the Nazis, could produce good in the hands of the right people.

Rather than see it fall into the hands of people who would likely do the same, the US co-opted the Nazi scientists and turned them to working for the country that had become the beacon of good in the world. Their work allowed the US to become the lone super-power (before Obama got hold of us).

The “law” is little different from the science. There are great, learned and just people in this world; all we need is a modern Operation Paperclip to turn it around. We have to infuse the “system” with people who truly honor the Constitution.

We can’t wash our hands of it in the fashion of Pilate.

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18 thoughts on “Operation Paperclip

  1. “…but I’m actually surprised that the two most heinous court decisions in the history of mankind haven’t been mentioned – the condemnation of Jesus in front of the Sanhedrin.”

    HUH? Did you forget this?

    The Rule of Law and the Hypocrisy of the Pharisees

    Or this?

    Matthew 23:
    Jesus Condemns the Pharisees and the Teachers of the Law of Moses

    Another translation:

    Matthew 23
    A Warning Against Hypocrisy

    And there are several other places in the Gospels where Christ again attacked and condemned the Pharisees for NOT obeying the SPIRIT of the law.

    So I do not understand what you mean they didn’t destroy the law? Christ said He IS the law, so, if Christ condemned the way the Pharisees were practicing it, what more must one have to conclude they had destroyed it as it was intended to be practiced? In fact, wasn’t it precisely because Israel had turned from the SPIRIT of the law that Jerusalem was allowed to be destroyed — AGAIN?

    You and I have two very different takes on this one, boss.

  2. NO WAY YOU’RE FREAKING ME OUT!! I was JUST tweeting about Project Paperclip with a friend earlier today (this morning)! Of all the bizarre, off the wall topics to come up twice in the same day… Too weird!
    BTW My Grandfather was a USAF, 4 Star Brigadier General during WW2 & a base commander many times over..
    He worked for the Reagan administration during his ‘retirement years’ (he was a pentagon advisor & he, helped initiate the ‘Star Wars’ defense system & set up the first desktop computers on the network @ NASA…) So he left behind some incredibly interesting stuff as well! :)
    But yeah that’s still TOO WEIRD! Project Paperclip twice in a day…wow!

    • My dad was way down the totem pole but he was on the ground in Europe at the time…he was a combat engineer, a NCO, so I don’t know where the docs came from. They were tucked in with his other papers and had just enough info to make me curious about the op.

  3. Adding to the list of things German weapons developers were doing/working on at the end of WW II:

    Stealth technology — at least, flying wings.

    Self-contained propulsion for submarines (in this case, hydrogen peroxide powered systems).

    Underwater hydrophone targeting systems.

    Smart bombs — guided rocket bombs.

    Air-to-air missiles.

    Ground-to-air missiles.

    Forward-swept wings on fighters.

    Rail guns.

    Lasers.

    Intercontinental missiles.

    Cruise missiles.

    And then there are the reported foo-fighters that have persistently been reported in UFO lore but are discussed in German documents found after the war. Apparently, they developed a rather unique propulsion system that — if it exists as described — could account for nearly every “UFO” reporting in the U.S. since the 1940’s..

      • Can’t speak to all that other mess. I just know that the air crew — especially from the bomber streams — were ADAMANT about these things. I imagine all pictures — and there were many — were confiscated by intel geeks.

        The history channel has done a good story on this. The description in the German records matches that of the Roswell incident AND the Ohio incident — almost to a T. Given the time frame, the item in question and Operation Paperclip, it is likely that the UFO story has been “helped along” as a convenient cover for secret weapons development.

        • The Foo Fighters, of which there were film, reels are not to my knowledge similar to the events surrounding the Corona NM incident. Ryan Wood’s work is pretty good on this. It is popular at present to view “sightings” as intentional misdirections from the Military and Military contractors. These misdirections are said to be of two purposes…to deflect attention away from “skunk-works” like research into experimental Air Technologies….and Tw0, to serve as a Social engineering artifact to deflect peole into a New Mythologies….this one completely controlled by “Intelligence” agencies and think-tank opperatives.

          However certain events are probably genuine and are attempted to be neutralized by inclusion into this new meme as well. The Event at Corona is most probably one of these events.

          • As I understand it, there were several designs mentioned by the troops during WW II, one of them being a bell. The German documents mention a bell with inscriptions around the base of the bell. This is an identical description tot hat given for the craft sighted in the Ohio incident.

            Now, I am NOT saying these things are connected, but I suspect they are as there are some REAL problems with the idea of inter-stellar travel. And even that per-supposes that there is even 1 other planet out there capable of supporting life anything near what we know of it. I suspect you understand the issues I’m referring to. Sadly, it requires a better understanding of science, physics and probability than the average American commands to even begin to explain this — and again, I suspect you know that, too.

            • Right one was the Haunebu….I don’t remember the German name for the Bell Craft. The Foo Fighters I believe were a different craft….for observation purposes. Kenneth Arnold saw similar craft “skipping” on the Air thermals in early 47…..but these were not close to Highly Classified areas and Nuclear forces as the Corona incident was.

              The Corona Craft was lenticulate in structure according to a number of souces….. very different from the Standard version pushed by Hollywood and the “intelligence think-tanks”. The B2 Stealth has features reportedly insprired by the Corona Craft.

              As you say…..this is for those who will go a little further.

              • Don,

                The military channel actually ran several programs on this very issue today.

                My understanding is that the term “foo fighter” was a generic term coined by our airmen.

                • Cool ! …..I don’t have any cable….but will look for it in other venues.

                  Don’t know if Foo’s were actually Electro-gravitic or not.

                  • Don,

                    NOT THAT I PLACE TOO MUCH IN THESE STORIES, but there are reports that you are dealing with several forms of propulsion and a cult connection, as well. It is all a lot to take in and all very circumstantial, but the pieces fit together rather nicely. The most likely explanation is that German scientists made some mind-boggling discoveries/advances, the U.S. got its hands on it and that is what started the UFO/Alien abduction craze. The military then used these stories and guided them so as to make these people seem like “kooks.” Best way to hide things is out in the open, don’t you know.

                    • The Cult connection to National Socialists is VERY strong…..involving Groups in vienna as far back as 1919. Hitler was groomed and molded for a purpose. I tend to agree about German Engineering advances and the subsequent US Army acquisition and expansion. The owning of the story to quide and deflect public reaction is a big part of the Post-war UFO phenomenon.

                      But there is nothing circumstantial about certain Off-planet Craft encounters at all……….Quite the opposite. These encounters are swept along with the Cover stories used to cover Military Tech. advances…..In any event noone involved…Miltary/Gov’t nor “visitor” is people friendly……both agendas operate pretty much outside of normal moral decorum, it would seem.

                    • Don,

                      Well, tht opens to door to all the many problems science has discovered for the possibility of life on another planet, let alone “advanced” life. From what I understand, WE are a fluke in the cosmos who shouldn’t be here, ourselves.

  4. It does my heart good to see Operation Paperclip mentioned…..

    For Years people would look at you as if you were 2-3 headed if you mentioned it …… seems now even some “Moderates” recognize the Truth.

    One hopes it won’t take YEARS for the same recognition of Truth about the realities of our Government’s “stealth ” operations happening as we speak……because the Country doesn’t have years for that recognition to seep in to people’s awareness and understanding.

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