30.November * 1992 * *
NEW YORK (-) Væsentlig bog i emnet skrevet af Mark Aarons og John Loftus:Unholy Trinity:How the Vatican’s Nazi Networks Betrayed Western Intelligence to the Soviets.New York: St.Martin’s Press, 1992. 372 sider.
John Loftus is an attorney who worked for the Nazi-hunting unit of the Justice Department until he left in 1981 to write “The Belarus Secret,” and Mark Aarons is an Australian investigative reporter whose work led to the prosecution of Nazi war criminals in that country. In this book they present the most comprehensive account yet in two areas of immediate postwar history: the role of the Vatican “Ratlines” in Nazi smuggling, and the involvement of Soviet intelligence in manipulating these events.
Pave Pius XII og Giovanni Montini (senere Pave Paul VI) were involved in a massive obstruction of justice, sheltered by U.S. intelligence officers who had plans to use ex-Nazis i den kolde krig mod kommunismen , som i 1946 blev proklameret af Winston Churchill. But everything always went wrong when the U.S. sent agents behind the Iron Curtain. Allen Dulles and James Angleton figured at Stalins mesterspion Kim Philby was the problem, so after 1951 they started backing the rival fascist organizations that Philby had denounced. As the authors reveal for the first time, this simply meant that a different faction in Soviet intelligence was now pulling the strings. “By 1959, the United States had lost every courier, safehouse, and intelligence network behind the Iron Curtain. The intelligence scandal was swept quietly under the rug, just as the Vatican scandal before it.”