THE DEATH MERCHANT AND THE NAZI BANKER
"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched." – George H W Bush, cited in the June 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter.
1907-1918: Merchant of death
The story of the Bush clan's rise to power begins in 1908, when Samuel Prescott Bush (Dubya's great-grandfather) was elected President of Buckeye Steel Castings Company. Sam supplied Wall Street with castings for their railroads and later became the first president of the National Manufactures Association (NAM). NAM has had a history of supporting fascist organizations, including creating the infamous John Birch society.1
In 1917, Prescott Sheldon Bush (Sam's son and Dubya's grandfather) joined the influential Skull and Bones secret society at Yale. Skull and Bones was incorporated in 1856 by opium smugglers W H Russell and Daniel C Gilman – not the last time Skull and Bones members would be involved in the global drug trade.2
In 1918, Samuel Prescott Bush was made director of the facilities division of the US War Industries Board under its chairman, Bernard Baruch and his assistant, the banker Clarence Dillon. It was here the Bush clan learned how profitable war could be. Dillon would later help Sam's son get a job managing the coal mines at Auschwitz.
Samuel Bush was labeled a "Merchant of Death" in the years following the Great War as investigations determined that the German army was largely armed by him. After World War I, Germany was stripped of its arms, but Samuel Bush was allowed to keep his millions, and his arms business was allowed to grow and prosper. In 1944, he was awarded a huge government contract to make armor casings for World War II.
In 1918, Prescott Bush served as an intelligence officer at the front in France. This would be the beginning of the long relationship between the Bush clan and America's intelligence community.
1926-1952: War profiteering and Nazi banking
"The Bush family fortune came from the Third Reich." – John Loftus, former US Justice Department Nazi War Crimes investigator and President of the Florida Holocaust Museum as quoted in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on November 11, 2000.
In 1926, Prescott Bush was promoted to Vice-President of WA Harriman & Co. Clarence Dillon of Dillon Read set up the German Steel Trust with Thyssen and partner, Fredrick Flick. Thyssen was Hitler's first major industrial backer. Bush and Harriman – along with George Herbert Walker – owned a third of Flick's holding company, and called their share "Consolidated Silesian Steel Corp."
Prescott's job was to manage the finances of a coal mine very close to where the Auschwitz concentration camp was later built. According to a Dutch intelligence agent, Prescott Bush managed a portion of the slave labor force in Poland during World War II.
Greed wasn't the only motivation for being a Nazi banker – Prescott Bush was an active white supremacist. In 1931, he and George Walker (Dubya's other great-grandfather and namesake) hosted the Third International Congress of Eugenics. The event called for the sterilization of 14 million Americans (none of whom were named Bush or Walker or any other name found at Yale).
In 1934, Hitler was in control of Germany and the profits from the Thyssen-Flick union soared to over $100 million. All the Nazi-connected banks were overflowing with money. Prescott Bush became managing director of Union Bank and took over the operations of the German plan. In October 1942, the US Alien Property Custodian seized the stock shares of this bank for "trading with the enemy." The Bush family still made $1.5 million from their investment in Nazi Germany.
In 1948, young George H W Bush followed in the footsteps of his father Prescott and his uncle James, and joined the Skull and Bones Society at Yale.
This happened just one year after the CIA was created by Brown Brothers banker (and Skull member) Robert A Lovett and Nazi banker Allen Dulles. Lovett lived on Jupiter Island, the exclusive upper-class community also home to Prescott Bush.
Hitler's SS were said to be inspired to use a "skull and bones" for their emblem because of their favorite American Bankers. Founder W A Harriman and five other Brown Brothers Harriman bankers were all members of Skull and Bones.
Skull and Bones remains a very influential secret society. According to an article about the organization in the July 2004 Vanity Fair, 15 Yale juniors are "tapped" to join each year. There are only about 800 "Bonesmen" currently living, yet their ranks have included three US presidents, two Supreme Court justices, plus many cabinet members, senators and congressmen. Vanity Fair also cites strong links between the Skull and Bones society and the CIA, as well as the Time Inc media empire – Time magazine was founded by two Bonesmen. Bush has appointed 10 Bonesmen to ambassadorships and other positions in his administration. Interestingly, John Kerry is also a Skull and Bones alumni.
George Bush: World Class Monster
“George Bush is a satanic, sadistic, brutal monster. Compared to George Bush, Adolf Hitler was a true gentleman.”
- Michael Boren Williams, former Campaign Manager for
Senator Gary Hart and Bush murder attempt victim.
Senator Gary Hart and Bush murder attempt victim.
“For the record, if I had my choice as to which one of the two (Clinton or Bush) represented the greater evil, I would say George Bush - in the blink of an eye....”
- Michael Ruppert, former LAPD Narcotics detective
True evil does not develop in a vacuum. Evil is arrogant. It has no conscience. It is utterly self-serving. It hides from the light and will attack, even destroy others to preserve its own demented delusions. It is an unrestrained sociopath, wallowing in the murky darkness of its own psychosis while endlessly rationalizing its terrible deeds. It infiltrates the weak-minded and subverts the weak of character.
Evil... creates a world of shadows - shadow play - shadow government. It lives by the lie.
“The Big Lie,” once thought to be the exclusive purview of the Nazis, has become canonized in our form of government. And it is growing more perverse—more insidious. Like the Nazis before the fall of the Third Reich, we are a nation wallowing in the murky darkness of our own psychosis. I can think of no contemporary American family more twisted and evil than the Bush dynasty. The Bush family’s rapacious greed and depravity can trace its lineage to New England’s Pierce family. Both George Herbert Walker Bush and his wife Barbara Pierce (of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith), as was President Franklin Pierce, are descended from this same family. Originally the powerful Percy family, they changed their name to Pierce and quickly emigrated to America when Thomas Percy’s involvement in the Gun Powder Plot to assassinate King James I was revealed.
Approximately 19 U.S. presidents descended from royal bloodlines. As researcher Brian Downing Quig writes: “John Galt (a pen name of a researcher fearing to be identified), in an unpublished manuscript (now in my possession), The Genealogy of the New World Order, has traced the royal ancestry of George Bush, which traces from Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, all the way down through George Bush’s 32 presidential cousins!”
Remember the Opium:
Code names for the smuggling operations were: Short Flight, Burma Road, Morning Gold and Triangle. General Khun Sa, the source of approximately 40 percent of the heroin to the U.S., offered to replace his poppy production with other crops in exchange for financial aid. The State Department refused. Shackley’s chief aide was Thomas Clines.
There will be a quiz.
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