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The Nazi SS identifying symbol can clearly be seen embedded in the NATO logo. The Nazi Swastika is made by the superimposed SS and can also be clearly seen within the NATO logo.

The Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron), abbreviated SS—or Runic “↯↯” — was a major paramilitary organization formed in 1925 as a personal protection guard unit for Adolf Hitler. After the Nazi seizure of power, the mission of the SS expanded from the protection of the person of Adolf Hitler to the internal security of the Nazi regime. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS, under Heinrich Himmler’s command, grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organizations in the Third Reich - a huge force of thirty-eight combat divisions comprising over 950,000 men.

The Waffen-SS (”Armed Protective Squadron”) was the combat arm of the Schutzstaffel (SS). Commanded by Heinrich Himmler who was ranked Reichsführer-SS (National Leader of the SS), the Waffen-SS fought and killed Allied forces throughout the Second World War.

The original cadre of the Waffen-SS came from the Freikorps and the Reichswehr along with various right-wing paramilitary formations. Formed at the instigation of Heinrich Himmler, the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (LSSAH) was the first formation of what was to become the Waffen-SS. When the SA (Sturmabteilung - Storm Troops)was rendered powerless in the Night of the Long Knives, many ex-SA men requested transfer to the SS, swelling its ranks and resulting in the formation of several new units including the SS-Verfügungstruppe (to become the SS Division Das Reich) and the SS-Totenkopfverbände (to become the SS Division Totenkopf and also the concentration camp guard unit).

According to the Nuremberg Trials, as well as countless war crimes investigations and trials conducted over the past sixty years, the SS was responsible for the vast majority of war crimes perpetrated under the Nazi regime, including most notoriously at Oradour-sur-Glane, Marzabotto and in the Malmedy massacre. Chosen to implement the Nazi “Final Solution” for the Jews and other groups deemed inferior (and/or enemies of the state), the SS was the lead branch in carrying out the killing, torture and enslavement of approximately twelve million people. Most victims were Jews or of Polish or other Slavic extraction. However, other racial/ethnic groups such as the Rroma made up a significant number of victims, as well. Furthermore, the SS purge was extended to those viewed as threats to “race hygiene” or Nazi ideology—including the mentally or physically handicapped, homosexuals, or political dissidents. Members of labor organizations and those perceived to be affiliated with groups (religious, political, social and otherwise) that opposed the regime, or were seen to have views contradictory to the goals of the Nazi government, were rounded up in large numbers; these included clergy of all faiths, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Freemasons, Communists, and Rotary Club members.

Himmler begins forming a SS military force of foreign volunteers and conscripts

As WWII escalated Himmler, wanted to expand the Waffen-SS and advocated the idea of SS controlled foreign legions (NATO is that SS controlled foreign legion). The Reichsführer, with his penchant for medieval lore, envisioned a united european ‘crusade’, fighting to save old Europe from the ‘Godless bolshevik hordes’ (the communist Soviet Union). While volunteers from regions which had been declared Aryan were approved almost instantly, Himmler eagerly pressed for the creation of more and more foreign units.

In late 1940, the creation of a multinational SS division, the Wiking, was authorized. Command of the division was given to SS-Brigadeführer Felix Steiner. Steiner immersed himself in the organization of the volunteer division, soon becoming a strong advocate for an increased number of foreign units. The Wiking was committed to combat several days after the launch of Operation Barbarossa, proving itself an impressive fighting unit.

Soon, Danish, Flemish, Norwegian and Dutch freiwilligen (volunteer) formations were committed to combat, gradually proving their worth. As the success of his experiment became apparent, the Reichsführer began to look for recruits from further afeild, planning the formation of legions from ethnic groups viewed as inferior to the Nordic races of Northern Europe.

Hitler however, was hesitant to allow foreign volunteers to be formed into formations based on their ethnicity, preferring that they be absorbed into multi-national divisions. Hitler feared that unless the foreign recruits were committed to the Nazi idea of a united Germania, then their reasons for fighting were suspect, and could damage the Nazi German cause. Despite Hitler’s fear and initial opposition Himmler was allowed to create his new formations, but they were to be commanded by German officers and NCOs. Himmler’s goal was to acquire additional combat manpower from occupied nations. Beginning in 1942-43, several new formations were formed from Latvians, Estonians, Ukrainians and even Bosnians. The Reichsführer had sidestepped the race laws by ordering that Waffen-SS units formed with men from non-Aryan backgrounds were to be designated division der SS (or Division of the SS) rather than SS Division. The wearing of the SS runes on the collar was forbidden, with several of these formations wearing a national insignia instead.

All non-Germanic officers and men in these units had their rank prefix changed from SS to Waffen (e.g. a Latvian Hauptscharführer would be referred to as a Waffen-Hauptscharführer rather than SS-Hauptscharführer). An example of a division der SS is the Estonian Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr.1). The combat ability of the divisions der SS varied greatly, with the Latvian, French and Estonian formations performing exceptionally and the Croatian and Albanian units performing poorly.

While many adventurers and idealists joined the SS as part of the fight against communism, many of the later recruits joined or were conscripted for different reasons. For example, Dutchmen who joined the SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division Landstorm Nederland were granted exemption from forced labour and provided with food, pay and accommodation. Recruits who joined for such reasons rarely proved good soldiers, and several units composed of such volunteers were involved in atrocities.

Towards the end of 1943, it became apparent that numbers of volunteer recruits were inadequate to meet the needs of the German military campaigns, so conscription was introduced. The Estonian Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (estnische Nr.1) is an example of such a conscript formation, which proved to be outstanding soldiers with an unblemished record.

Not satisfied with the growing number of volunteer formations, Himmler sought to gain control of all volunteer forces serving alongside Germany. This put the SS at odds with the Heer, as several volunteer units had been placed under Heer (German Regular Army) control (e.g. all Spanish volunteers of the Spanish Blue Division fell under Heer control). Despite this, Himmler constantly campaigned to have all foreign volunteers fall under the SS banner. In several cases, like the ROA and the SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade Wallonien he was successful, and by the last year of the war, most foreign volunteers units did fall under SS command.

While several volunteer units performed poorly in combat, the majority acquitted themselves well. French and Spanish SS volunteers, along with remnants of the SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland formed the final defense of the Reichstag in 1945.

Multinational Waffen-SS war criminals form NATO

After the surrender of Germany, many multinational SS volunteers and conscripts were tried and imprisoned by their countries. In several cases, volunteers were executed as traitors. Multinational SS volunteers from the Baltic States and Ukraine were to be sent to Soviet penal labour camps. To avoid this, many ex-multinational SS from these regions joined underground resistance groups which were engaged fighting the Soviets until the 1950s. Many other Waffen-SS volunteers, including many Wiking veterans, avoided punishment by joining the French Foreign Legion. It is estimated that out of roughly 70,000 members of the SS involved in war crimes in German concentration camps, only between 1650 and 1700 were tried after the war. Many fled to Nazi sympathizer countries. Most, however, went on to form and control the new Nazi SS combat arm called NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). The new multinational Waffen-SS organization called NATO was allowed to be formed with the full support the United States and England. Both the United States and England helped the multinational SS officers create NATO because of the communist threat from the Soviet Union.

The target of the post WWII Nazi multinational Waffen-SS forces (NATO), the United States and England is one and the same - the Soviet Union. Since the enemy is the same and the new combat force was created by and with former Nazi Waffen-SS officers and soldiers NATO is the continuation of the combat arm of the Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) - the Waffen-SS. Remember that the Bolsheviks defeated Nazi Germany in WWII. The SS was disgraced for it could not fulfill its namesake - Protection Squadron as the Bolsheviks (Soviet Union) drove back the elite Nazi Waffen-SS all the way back to Berlin. Since the fall of Germany and the Nazi ideology of a united Europe the goal of the surviving members of the Waffen-SS has been to defeat the Bolsheviks - Russians.

Today the new multinational Waffen-SS army called NATO is massed along the Bolsheviks borders. They are quietly preparing for an all out war against the Bolsheviks. The first battle between the multinational Waffen-SS army called NATO and the Bolsheviks began on March 24, 1999 when NATO attacked and now occupies Yugoslavia. Then on October 7, 2001 the multinational Waffen-SS forces attacked and now occupies Afghanistan - which also borders modern Bolshevik (Russia). Both wars were wars of aggression and war crimes. Both committed by the new multinational Waffen-SS army called NATO.