Operation Paperclip: That Time The US Employed Nazi Scientists [Pics]
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 9 months ago
Operation Paperclip hid Nazi scientists (many photographed above) in plain view of the American people. The program was designed in 1946 by President Truman with the interest of beating Russia to the punch in developing a lead in high tech weaponry and general technology. The “program [was] designed to bring selected German scientists to work for the United States during the Cold War. However, Truman expressly forbade 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 Nazism.’”
Unfortunately and predictably, instead of vetting and rejecting war criminals, the War Department’s Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency cleaned Nazi records turning virtual monsters into average John Q. Public’s so they could become wholesome American citizens serving in the ranks of NASA, U.S. Army Chemical Corps, the Air Force and Army, and other areas concerning national security.
“Defenders of Project Paperclip cite achievements such as the moon rockets and jet planes as positive products of postwar research in our country. But what Paperclip's defenders fail to mention is the shockingly inhumane psychochemical experimentation conducted on over 7,000 U.S. soldiers under the project.
Edgewood Arsenal, located near Baltimore, Md., is the most secret military base in the country. Paperclip scientists worked there between 1947 and 1966 conducting experiments on human beings. Initially, their main efforts were to test the poison gases that had been invented by the Nazis during the war. Soon, the testing turned to LSD and other mind-control agents. Nazi science that was reminiscent of concentration camp experimentation was used as the basis for research in the United States on humans.”