The American intelligence agency – C.I.A. – has a long history of supporting criminals in the cause of whatever strategic goal the United States has after then.
I once attended a forum at the National Archives in Washington D.C. on how the C.I.A. provided refugee for Nazi criminals if they served its goals against the Soviets. One of the men [Timothy Naftali] behind that official project to disclose C.I.A. files on the subject was himself the grandson of an Eastern Jew who was almost killed by one of the Nazis the C.I.A. later when on to support. That Nazi lived safely and in comfort until he died of a natural death at the age of 80, all because The Company protected him.
And I previously wrote this about another Nazi on the C.I.A.’s payroll:
The 1949 Central Intelligence Act, which gave official sanction to the Agency that had already been in operation since 1947 with the National Security Act, has a specific clause under which the C.I.A. could issue 100 vises for permanent residency in the United States if it found the individual[s] valuable. On the same day that President Truman signed the bill into law, the Agency’s head of the Office of Special Operations, Willard G. Wyman, informed immigration officials that the C.I.A. was seeking the entrance of a Mikola Lebed for “rendering valuable assistance to this Agency in Europe.”
Who was Mikola Lebed? The Lebed was a Polish fascist who was imprisoned in his native country in 1936 for the murder of the Polish interior minister. When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Mikola was freed and began to offer his services to his ideological kin mates. The Germans enlisted Mikola and he formed two battalions under his command, which took part in the Holocaust and other horrific crimes of that era.
At the time of his C.I.A. request, the Agency’s own reports described Lebed as being the head of a Ukrainian “terrorist organization” and the Justice Department deemed him a war criminal who was responsible for the death of numerous Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews. The Justice Department attempted to block his entrance into the United States, but when the powerful Allen Dullas, then head of the Office of Policy Coordination at the Agency, stepped in on his behalf and wrote that Lebed was “of inestimable value to this Agency,” Lebed was allowed entry to the United States where he remained until his death.
And now the L.A. Times writes about how the C.I.A. is standing by a Serbian war criminal who is under prosecution in The Hague. The United States, by the way, sided with Bosnia against Serbia in the war. Nonetheless, the C.I.A. still managed to set up contacts with Jovica Stanisic, accused up setting up genocide squads, and is asking The Hague to let this guy go because he “did a lot of good work.”
At the same time, Stanisic was setting up death squads for Milosevic that carried out a genocidal campaign, according to prosecutors at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, which was established by the U.N. Security Council in 1993 to try those responsible for serious human rights violations in the Balkan wars.
Now facing a trial at The Hague that could send him to prison for life, Stanisic has called in a marker with his American allies. In an exceedingly rare move, the CIA has submitted a classified document to the court that lists Stanisic’s contributions and attests to his helpful role. The document remains sealed, but its contents were described by sources to The Times.
The CIA’s Lofgren, now retired, said the agency drafted the document to show “that this allegedly evil person did a whole lot of good.” Lofgren, however, doesn’t claim to disprove the allegations against Stanisic.
How very noble of this so-called intelligence outfit.