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Fri May 22, 2020, 10:29 AM

4. "When people tell you who they are, believe them the first time."

Oh, the tales I could tell.

But I'll settle for writing that quote down so I remember it.

And ... international capitalists financed and supplied Hitler to make money. Nazi Germany was viewed as a good investment. This was not known after the war very much. Governments wanted to hush things up for obvious reasons. In the 1960s it leaked into a few books. Then more in the 1980s. Now it's readily available. Didn't we supply Hitler with leaded fuel? Trucks? Tires for awhile?

As US and Soviet armies converged on Berlin, both countries wanted German technology, scientists, engineering. We enlsited former Nazi organization members as spy networks for the Cold War. They were the remaining levers of surveillance in the country. NASA's space program? Lots of German rocket scientists there.

I find books about the period fascinating. "Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare". Nigel Hamilton's trilogy of FDR at war. Jean Edward Smith and Robert Dallek, same subject.

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