An excerpt of chapter 16 of Greer's newest book, Hidden Truth, Forbidden Knowledge, appears in the most recent issue of Nexus magazine (Vol 13, no. 6, November-December 2006, pp. 65-68). Greer relates his encounters with elements of a super-secret UFO group, a group which he characterizes as "an illegal, roguie, break-off group that is translational and whose members are not only ruthless and murderous but operate completely without any legal authority."(p. 66). Expanding on this observation, Greer goes on to relate an episode from his personal life:
"In 1994, an FOB (a friend of Bill Clinton) came to my home after I had briefed the CIA director. He was a very easygoing, affable guy. He said, 'You know, everyone agrees with what you're recommending, but there's a consensus that if the President does what you've suggested to him and to the CIA director - that they exert executive power to get inside this operation and disclose it - the President will end up like Jack Kennedy.'"(p. 66)
Greer, reflecting on this, "came to realize that the government of the United States - and of every other nation - was really hostage to an illegal, rogue group that had technologies that could do circles around a B-2 Stealth bomber and could, at will, terminate a presidency or terminate any other person who got in its way." This group, Greer further observes, exists "mainly within the corporate, institutional, financial and technology sectors.... and ...includes the military, the CIA, the NSA, the NRO, Army intelligence, Air Force intelligence....The real action is a hybrid group that is quasi-governmental but mostly privatised and utterly transnational - and completely illegal."(p. 66).
What interests me with Greer's comments is that I came to a similar conclusion during my research for Reich of the Black Sun and The SS Brotherhood of the Bell. In the latter, I outlined how I believe that Operation Paperclip Nazis managed to penetrate not only our post-war intelligence operations to a great degree, but also the space program and even more importantly, our sensitive and secret black projects. I also detailed why I believed this rogue, and utterly transnational group of Nazis may have played a significant role in the assassination of President Kennedy to protect their technologies, their continued control and influence over their secret development, and the mechanisms that they had put into place to ensure the survival of Nazism after Germany's fall.
Perhaps Dr. Greer has come face to face with the descendents of this group. But more importantly, Greer's comments illustrate the dangers - particularly prevalent in modern UFOlogy - of ignoring historical perspective from which to view perceptions and events such as he has recorded, for the fact of the matter remains that, from an historical point of view, this "Nazi International" is the first known instance of the type of transnational rogue element of which he speaks, an element concerned with the public suppression and secret development of advanced technologies, and with the elimination of anyone - including a President - who would get in its way.