Tuesday, October 28, 2014

1000 German Nazis working for American intelligence

This really passed without much notice yesterday.  For someone with a contemporary memory of US propaganda in our region, the news was quite stunning.  Do you know that for much of the 1950s and 1960s, the US and Israel launched propaganda campaigns against Nasser on the ground that Egypt sheltered a handful--a handful--of German scientists who really didn't do much work?  US and Israel audaciously said that this was evidence of Nazi inclinations of the Egyptian regime.  And now we learn 1000 Nazi war criminal (or "moderate Nazi war criminal" in the language of the US government, which now labels Nusrah Front as "moderate terrorists").