SS COLONEL OTTO SKORZENY'S "STRANGE RELATIONSHIP" WITH ISRAEL'S MOSSAD

SS COLONEL OTTO SKORZENY’S “STRANGE RELATIONSHIP” ...

Here's a strange story that many people found and shared, and it may be a symbol of even deeper patterns. The story concerns SS Colonel Otto Skorzeny, often dubbed "Hitler's favorite commando." It was Skorzeny who in 1943 led a daring raid to rescue the imprisoned Benito Mussolini from a hotel perched atop a mountain. In 1945, Hitler selected him again for the important mission of keeping the puppet government of Admiral Miklos Horthy in power in Hungary. And, for those who have read my Saucers, Swastikas, and Psyops, it was Skorzeny who apparently saw some of the Nazis' most avant garde technology and who urged that it be used to wage a psychological guerilla war "behind enemy lines" - meaning against the Western Allies and presumably the Soviets - after the war. It was Skorzeny who, with other Nazis, made his way to Nationalist Spain after the war, and who established a variety of cells in that country centered on Barcelona and, yes, the German Geopolitical Center in Madrid, where he had his own offices in the same building as the American CIA branch in the country. And, lest we forget, it was Skorzeny who in part orchestrated the Nazi boots-on-the-ground for the CIA in the overthrow of King Farouk.

Skorzeny was thus, if nothing else, a "player" in the murky world of postwar and early Cold War espionage. Indeed, he was so much a player that it has now come out that Israel's Mossad also tapped into his "talent" from time to time:

Hitler's commando Lt-Col Otto Skorzeny 'worked as an assassin for Israeli intelligence'

The Strange Case of a Nazi Who Became an Israeli Hitman

It makes perfect sense for the Mossad to have recruited Skorzeny, for it would have given it some priceless intelligence concerning the state of postwar activities of what I have been calling "The Nazi International" or "The Fascist International," though like all such organizations, that intelligence, while valuable, would have been limited to what Skorzeny himself "needed to know."  The Ha Aretz article cited above puts the whole relationship "country simple":

On September 11, 1962, a German scientist vanished. The basic facts were simple: Heinz Krug had been at his office, and he never came home.

The only other salient detail known to police in Munich was that Krug commuted to Cairo frequently. He was one of dozens of Nazi rocket experts who had been hired by Egypt to develop advanced weapons for that country.
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We can now report — based on interviews with former Mossad officers and with Israelis who have access to the Mossad’s archived secrets from half a century ago — that Krug was murdered as part of an Israeli espionage plot to intimidate the German scientists working for Egypt.

Moreover, the most astounding revelation is the Mossad agent who fired the fatal gunshots: Otto Skorzeny, one of the Israeli spy agency’s most valuable assets, was a former lieutenant colonel in Nazi Germany’s Waffen-SS and one of Adolf Hitler’s personal favorites among the party’s commando leaders. The Führer, in fact, awarded Skorzeny the army’s most prestigious medal, the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, for leading the rescue operation that plucked his friend Benito Mussolini out from the hands of his captors.

But allow me some more high octane speculation here as to what this relationship might mean, if it is to be seen as a possible indicator of deeper delationships. In his crucially important book, Blowback, Christopher Simpson also outlines how various Zionist partisans and terrorists of the pre-war Hagannah organization were actually trained by the SS in secret camps in Germany to wage guerilla warfare on the British in the then Palestinian mandate. And Ben Hecht, the famous 1950s and 1960s American playwright and television screenplay author, published his equally crucial and sensational book Perfidy, documenting the infamous case of Dr. Rudolf Kastner. Kastner had been, in the postwar period to the mid 1950s, somewhat of a national hero in Israel, until a concentration camp survivor spotted him and accused him of treason. A trial ensued, and Kastner was convicted. His crime? Having aided Eichmann in rounding up his own fellow Jews in Hungary and shipping them off to Auschwitz where they were murdered. Kastner's trial was a crucial step in the apprehension of Eichmann by the Mossad, and his trial and execution in Israel.

So what's going on? Well, to put it country simple, and it's something I've mentioned often, geopolitics and "national necessity" and "hidden agendas" often make for very strange bedfellowsl Don Corleone will occasionally cut a deal with Don Bardzini, and, just as occasionally, shoot at him. That said, however, I also think this tells us much about the situation of intelligence services - and the Fascist International - in the postwar world: when things are too sticky for them to get their own hands dirty, they'll "place a contract" with Murder Incorporated to do the job, even if it includes a hit on one of its own employees, so to speak. The Mossad gets the satisfaction of a peculiarly ironic twist of having a Nazi execute another Nazi, and plausible deniability to boot. And Murder Incorporated now gets a rich source of contracts and a budding new relationship with the most unlikely of Allies. A decade later that relationship might have led to the secret atomic bomb collaboration between West Germany, South Africa, and Israel, a collaboration which I have also briefly reviewed in my books.

And as for Murder Incorporated, a little digging into that phenomenon will show its deep connections to corporations like Permindex, the CIA, the "world trade centers" that emerged in the postwar world, and, yes, once again, to that postwar Nazi International. What I am suggesting, in other words, is that this International was and is that Murder Incorporated, a kind of Blackshirts before Blackwater.

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18 thoughts on “ SS COLONEL OTTO SKORZENY’S “STRANGE RELATIONSHIP” ...”

  1. “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Interesting that I could talk negatively about the Mossad (just below), but not about Prescott Bush. goshawks – April 4, 2016 at 1:56 am.

    1. You take it so seriously. To speculate, I’ve had two comments put under moderation in the past couple of days – one about Jack London and the other Dali. Under the circumstances I can only assume my use of a word I could also apply to Mitterand or Hollande in france (my f key is psychotic right now and I can’t get capital fs) got the comments tagged for moderation and two overworked administrators review them as they have time. This is a party. Some words do set people off and think of free speech as meaning you can set up your own blog.

      It may not be Prescott Bush which got you tagged. It may not be anything to do with him or your point of view. I haven’t read the post so I can’t know but setting up moderation by the use of key words actually sounds more sensible than not moderating at all.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Read about this many moons ago.
      Problem was, I didn’t doubt it.
      That’s how jaded I had become.

    2. I tend to doubt that Skorzeny killed Tesla. That would be way overkill. Tesla was a sitting duck, if anyone wanted him offed. He had habitual eating/sleeping/walking patterns, centered around his apartment. Easy prey. If Tesla was wanted ‘gone’, any low-dose poison could have been repetitively-administered by any lackey of TPTB. A ‘master’ like Skorzeny would be wasted on Tesla…

      (Almost anything could be true about dark-sider Prescott Bush…)

      1. Robert Barricklow

        I remember reading there were two or three present in the room. Somehow, I remember reading a lengthy article/chapter of book?… Prescott Bush[not his name] was involved; either tangentially, or directly.
        Caveat, my memory is highly suspect & biased.

        1. RB, I was only thinking about the assassination angle. If ‘information extraction’ was involved, that is a totally different picture.

          Tesla had no family and no intimate relationships, so he may have been un-blackmail-able. So, drugging or physical intimidation might have been on the table. That is indeed Nazi-like, and therefore could have involved Prescott Bush…

    3. Roger, The problem with the ‘deathbed confession’ which Skorzeny allegedly made to Eric Berman in Miami in late-1999 is that Skorzeny died in 1975 in Madrid. It’s amazing that these articles have circulated verbatim so widely over the years without anyone bothering to check even this basic detail. Of course this then brings into question everything else Berman claims: having seen Skorzeny’s photos, especially the one alleged to show George Scherff/GHWB and more unbelievably the one of Hitler in 1997 at Glacier Nat’l Park! So, I take it all with skepticism.

      1. Great point Margaret, and I’m no fan of the Bushes by any means. Berman is a huckster through and through. The photos of the alleged Skorzeny in old age show no facial scars and he had heavy scars much like other Nazis… from sword dueling db

  2. “…Krug was murdered [in 1962] as part of an Israeli espionage plot to intimidate the German scientists working for Egypt.”

    Mossad certainly hasn’t changed its tactics. Remember all the assassinated Iranian nuclear scientists? Not to mention a Canadian artillery expert named Gerald Bull, who was assassinated to keep him from building Saddam’s SuperGun…
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    “…according to the newspaper, Skorzeny told Mossad he was not interested in money. Instead, he demanded his name be taken off the list of war criminals kept by Simon Wiesenthal, the Austrian Nazi hunter.”

    “Skorzeny indicated that being on the list meant he was a target for assassination. By cooperating with the Mossad, he was buying life insurance.”

    So, Skorzeny was not volunteering; he was being blackmailed. And, he had a younger German wife, who was also vulnerable to the Mossad’s actions…

    They ultimately betrayed Skorzeny, anyway:

    “The Mossad agents did try to persuade Wiesenthal to remove Skorzeny from his list of war criminals, but the Nazi hunter refused. The Mossad, with typical chutzpah, instead forged a letter — supposedly to Skorzeny from Wiesenthal — declaring that his name had been cleared.”

    “It is true that he sought and got the life insurance. The Mossad did not assassinate him.”

    No, they could ‘profit’ more by keeping him alive…

  3. Given both the Nazi’s and Mossad’s disregard for morality where matters of “National security” are concerned,I can guarantee there is a lot more to the story than what we have here.

    Do we know if Krug was leaking info to others? Was he a double/triple agent? Ostensibly his death was a warning to other German scientists working for Egypt, but for the Mossad to be using Skorzeny for anything implies all manner of double, triple, and quadruple dealing. They could not have been ignorant of his role not only in Germany, but in training and equipping of all manner of Arab terror groups who were ostensibly their enemies.

    Of course, there is more funny business between some Zionist factions and the Nazis than we are told, which makes no sense in the mainstream scenario of these groups. As always, we are dealing with layers of players, who are almost never who they seem to be, and almost never fighting for what they say they are.

    Israel seems a treacherous “ally” at best – the USS Liberty incident proves just exactly how loyal, honest, and honorable they are (not at all, if you know that story). There are people in their agencies who will kill anyone in a heartbeat if they think it serves their interests. But again, some actions of people in that incident in both the Isreali and US chain of command are extremely questionable in the light of day. Much more going on there as well.

    And we also have to consider that the Mossad, like the CIA and other “intelligence” outfits, is not a monolithic block – they have internal factions, external infiltrators, politics, bureaucrats, and incompetence just like every other human organization.

    And, despite the whitewashing given the Mossad by our media, all intelligence and covert action organizations are, by the very nature of their work, criminal organizations. The work they do is blantantly illegal in nearly every country on Earth, so they are de facto criminals by definition. Little wonder they get in bed with the Mafia, drug traffickers, slavers, etc. Birds of a feather, as the saying goes (apologies to our feathered friends, no offense intended).

    It would be more accurate to call the CIA the “Criminal Insiders Alliance.” But then, what else could one expect from an agency created from Wall Street lawyers and Nazis?

    I think I have discovered where CAF’s 40 trillion dollars went – there is a cookie jar where all intelligence/covert ops/military/political leaders have to put in a quarter every time they lie. The last 50 years in the US should just about be catching up with that amount . . . (160 trillion lies, if you don’t want to do the math).

    Of course, my estimate could be on the low side . . .

  4. Israel’s Mossad hired an infamous Nazi killer to murder a German scientist working in Egypt.

    The spin would go something like this: “It’s thanks to unsung hereoes like this that Israel could afford to hunt the “real” Nazis and bring them to justice.”

    Okay, now that the sardonic laughter has died down, one can point out the obvious. Namely, that morality is for the little people, and governments are run by a cabal of criminal psychopaths.

  5. The ultimate joke of history and life yes necessity does make strange bedfellows. My question is has this relationship poison the Israeli upper government like has to a extent it has the USA.

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