Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Royal Dutch Link to War Art

Being Dutch is being part of one of the nice nationalities, like a small family with a motherly queen, a small hardworking seafaring nation that has no negative connotation to it, being so small, so wet, so recoverd from the sea, the poor guys have a constant battle with water and so over populated as well.
They are so socialist humanitarian, everyone is looked after from the cradle to the grave.
Their only transport is bicycles, they wear wooden clogs, their food sucks big time (it got even worse with McDonalds), look at their haircuts and how loud they are.
When they are on holiday abroad they bring their own food, even bread and butter. Today they trust to eat at a McDonalds outside Holland, because they have been told it is the same “quality” food everywhere.

At one time with their colonies the Dutch population was close to 250 million souls though, running large territories and shipping routes of the world.
They had a main stopping point, like an excellent pub, it was called Kaapstad (Cape town) and it was easy to spot because behind it it had the unmistakable Table Mountain you could spot from tens of miles away. It was very well located half way about on the trip from the Far East Asia to Amsterdam. You could also find new sailors to replace he ones that had passed away and it had probably the largest jale at the time in the world.
As a pass time you could go hunting in the backlands either big game or black humans running around and very difficult to catch. There was an App for either.
 (Boer wars and Cecil Rhodes put an end to the Dutch Cape colony)

Their capital was at one time Brussels, but generous as they are, they gave away a large part of their small country to create together with France and Germany the unique country of Belgium with a real king, who did not have a country in Germany anymore and made him King of the Belgians, a people that never existed, a king of nobody, who immediately started to annexe large swats of land in Africa (Belgian Congo 1000x Belgium), bringing tremendous wealth to a small group of people close to him.
He was a real lover of nature this Leopold, he bought the whole of the peninsula of Cap Ferrat on the Côte d’Azur, made it his local hunting ground and any animal that survived somehow in Africa or anywhere he went, he put in his private Zoo in Cap Ferrat (closed in 2010). 

The country had a homely sternly queen Wilhelmina and it is only a great pity that her daughter Juliana, who became practically the mother to all Dutch citizens was connivingly lured into marying a not so nice very active Nazi; Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld.

In short a little freshing up history of this person, who was often seen speeding on the Dutch highways between Soestdijk Palace and Amsterdam in his red Ferrari on the Rijksweg, when he was not jetting away from his annexed private airport Soesterberg.

Source: David Guyatt

Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands also has a decidedly nazi past.  German born as Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld, he joined the nazi party in the early 1930’s, eventually donning the SS uniform. 
By 1935 he was gainfully employed in I G Farben’s intelligence department NW7. 
His match to Princess Juliana, the daughter of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, was reportedly arranged by Farben director, Gerhard Fritze, a relative of NW7’s chief, Max Ilgner. 
At their marriage ceremony, the Prince’s closest friends struck up the old favourite, the Horst Wessel song, which was the anthem of the Nazis. 
Shortly after the marriage, the noble prince travelled to Berlin for a private meeting with Hitler, who had publicly intimated that the marriage represented an alliance between both nations - which was refuted by Queen Willhelmina. 
More telling was the fact that when he arrived in England, after the outbreak of war, and asked to work in British intelligence, his offer was declined by the Admiralty, because they didn’t trust him.  Nor did the Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight Eisenhower who refused him access to sensitive intelligence information.  However, with the intervention of King George on Prince Bernhard’s behalf, he was eventually allowed to work in war planning councils.

Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld

Moving on quickly; to understand the very special relationship between Prince Bernhard and General Walter Bedell Smith – who most certainly had complete access to general Eisenhower’s intelligence - we need to advance several years. 
After the war, Prince Bernhard is believed to have been profitably employed dealing in art stolen during the war.  Gerben Sonderman, who Prince Bernhard described as the “best friend I ever had” acted as the prince’s private pilot for transporting stolen art, according to Ton Biesemaat, who has written an expose of the art ring called “The Correggio Mystery".

In 1941, Sonderman, a Dutch Fokker pilot, developed contacts with Germans involved in plundering Dutch art works.  A close contact of his was Alois Miedl, a “banker, spy and art dealer” who occasionally dressed in SS uniform.
After the war, Miedl operated on behalf of the ODESSA, the SS escape network that transported nazi war criminals to safety in South America – particularly Argentina (through Vatican/Opus Dei/Knights of Malta), where Bormann is believed to have escaped to. 
This also is a favourite destination for Prince Bernhard after the war, where he was usually accompanied by his best friend, Gerben Sonderman. 

Another of those seemingly involved in this stolen art-trading ring was Hungarian nobleman, Prince Alfred zur Lippe-Weissenfeld, a relative of Prince Bernhard.  By another of those remarkable coincidences, Prince Alfred’s daughter was the wife of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza de Karzon, son of Fritz Thyssen’s brother and heir to the Thyssen family fortune. 

Walter Bedell Smith, who as we have seen above, was in close contact with the prince during the period that Montgomery was drawing up his initial plan to capture the Dutch bridges and then dash to Berlin via the Ruhr.
Just how close this friendship to Prince Bernhard was can be judged by the fact that after the war both he and Prince Bernhard went into business together.  One might describe it as an “import-export company” because it involved an art trading company called “Bernard Ltd” that uses military aircraft to fly between Soesterberg – a short distance away from Prince Bernhard’s palace Soestdijk – and the USA. 

In addition to his close personal friendship with Prince Bernhard, in August 1945, Bedell Smith donated his private plane to secretly fly nazi master spy Reinhard Gehlen, and five of his general staff, to Washington for secret talks.  This move was in complete contravention of prevailing American policy and, according to author Charles Higham, could have resulted in court martial proceedings against Bedell Smith.

Gehlen was appointed head of the CIA operated Gladio organization in Europe. As a cover of a “Stay behind army” in case of a Russian invasion, which was utopic, it was a european wide organization to recover Nazi looted art and valuables and to create mayhem in governments that would lean towards socialism.
Various groups were created such as the Rote Armee Fraction (RAF), le Gang de Brabant, the network of the South american Carlos Ramirez (the Jackall) and the Brigade Rosso to keep people in continuous scare.

Prince Bernhard’s family relationship with that of the Thyssen’s may go some way to explain why, in 1945, together with a unit of Dutch intelligence, Prince Bernhard travelled to the Russian zone in Berlin to recover a batch of buried “incriminating corporate papers” belonging to Fritz Thyssen, that evidenced “secret Thyssen ownership.” 

This small favour was carried out under the pretext that the daring Prince was recovering the Dutch crown jewels stolen by the Nazis.  The papers were returned to Holland and deposited in the Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart, in Rotterdam, which was secretly owned by Thyssen.  Known as “Operation Juliana” this cunning scheme was a body blow to Allied investigators who were anxiously seeking the “missing pieces of the Thyssen fortune.” 
The US attorney to the Rotterdam bank was Allen Dulles, who had migrated from the OSS office in Bern, Switzerland, to become the US intelligence chief in post-war Germany. 

The Lippe family appears to have any number of connections to enterprises with intelligence connections.  Take for example, the Order of the Rose of Lippe, a chivalric Order awarded to German House of Lippe.  An offshoot of this order is the Noble Company of the Rose, founded by Ernst August Prinz zur Lippe – the first cousin of Prince Bernhard - and Sir Rodney Hartwell. 
Today, the Noble Order of the Rose is awarded exclusively and by invitation only to members of a curious research institute with a focus on genealogy, royalty, nobility, chivalry, heraldry, and related topics called The Augustan Society that is housed in a mansion located in the Mojave Desert near Dagget, USA, and which was founded in 1957.  

Founded in May 1954, the Bilderberg Conferences bring together the elite of the world to seek a consensus on how global matters are to be shaped.  It is viewed with extreme suspicion by many who see it as working outside of democratic control to foist on them a dictatorial world order dedicated to the interests of the elite few.
Those instrumental in the founding of Bilderberg have included, General Walter Bedell Smith, Allen Dulles (head of the OSS in Switzerland, creator of Gladio and later director of the CIA, before George Bush) and Antoine Pinay, the ultra right French Prime Minister and Otto Wolff of the Cologne based firm Otto Wolff A. G., whose father was a substantial contributor to Hitler.  Another was Sir Collin Gubbins, wartime head of the SOE who had established and trained Auxilary Units to resist underground in the event of a nazi invasion.  These, in turn, were linked to the so-called Army “Oxen Units” that engaged in sabotage.  One such Oxen Unit was in Berriedale at the time the Duke of Kent’s aircraft crashed.
Attendees are numerous and very influential.  These have included, for example, David Rockefeller, Walter Boveri Jr, son of the founder of Brown Boveri, Sir Eric Roll of Warburg’s London based merchant bank and Dr. Herman Abs of I G Farben – to name just a few who are relevant to this essay.  The first Bilderberg chairman was Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, who remained chairing the meetings until 1976, when he stood down following his disgrace for accepting bribes in the Lockheed affair.   
Of significance is the fact that the first Bilderberg meeting was held ten years after the failed Operation Market Garden, in a hotel (named the Bilderberg Hotel – hence the name of the group), that is located in Oosterbeek, Holland, just a few kilometres from both Arnhem and Nijmegen – and in the very middle of the fighting to take the Arnhem bridge.  

Is it possible that Oosterbeek was chosen for the first meeting of Bilderberg in order to secretly celebrate the success in getting the wealth of nazi Germany to safety as planned by Bormann? Possibly.  In the first two years of its existence, four meetings were held, on a semi-annual basis.  For 1954, meetings were held in May and again in September. In 1955, they were in March and September. Thereafter, meetings have been held just once annually in May.  September 1954 was, of course, the month of the failed – or betrayed – Operation Market Garden.

1954 is of significance for other reasons, too, for it was in 1954 that the Allies finally agreed to return West Germany to the status of a sovereign nation and German companies were, at last, freed from Allied control on 5th May 1955. 
The assets of Thyssen, Krupp and others that had been secreted abroad could now be untangled and returned to once again rebuild Germany – as foreseen by Bormann. The treaty that ended the occupation of West Germany was signed in Paris in October 1954.

A man with a broad smile, always wearing a white carnation (sign of innocence),  president of WWF and director of many chartities. Another wolf in sheep clothes?

Edited by Roy  /Dakote

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