Bush grandpa's ties to Nazis clearer
on 70th Auschwitz memorial
As the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz comes and goes, the long-controversial links between American industrialists and the rise of the Nazi regime have become clearer, thanks to recently uncovered documents.
The ties between Hitler's Nazis and American businessmen such as Henry Ford, Averell Harriman, and Senator Prescott Bush, the father of George HW Bush, have long been cited in lawsuits filed by Holocaust survivors seeking compensation for their suffering. The late Senator Prescott Bush's German assets were seized in 1942 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Trading with the Enemy Act, which also carried prison penalties which Bush escaped. Historical scholarship over the last decade shows that Bush was deeply enmeshed in business which was vital to the rise of Nazi Germany, and almost certainly knew that his profits were driven by slave labor.
The January 27th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviets was the last decade anniversary which most survivors expected to be able to attend.
In groundbreaking reporting, the New Hampshire Gazette said in 2003, in "Bush-Nazi Link Confirmed," that: "The documents from the [National] Archives...show that the Bushes and Harrimans shipped valuable U.S. assets, including gold, coal, steel and U.S. Treasury and war bonds, to their foreign clients overseas as Hitler geared up for his 1939 invasion of Poland, the event that sparked World War II." Previously, the families of American industrialists such as Bush have maintained that their business ties with the Third Reich were at arm's length, and that the companies were unaware of what Hitler was doing to Jews and other "displaced persons." The American companies were heavily involved in German business during Hitler's rise between 1933, when Adolf Hitler consolidated dictatorial powers after the "Reichstag Fire," through the 1939 invasion of Poland, and even after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war upon Germany by the United States. Many say that the German "economic miracle" in fact was built on the slave labor of Jews, Poles, and other "undesirables" under the Nazi regime.
But incredulous observers, such as individual Holocaust survivors who have filed many lawsuits against various American companies, one naming the Bush family in particular as a defendant, say that the very scale of the operations would preclude the American industrialists not knowing about it. The slave labor was not hidden away in furtive locations, but spread throughout all sectors of society, large and small.
Between 1939 and 1941, 1.2 million slave laborers were put into service in Germany and occupied territories. The German journal DW reported in 2005, in "Slave Laborers to Be Compensated by 2006," "In order to keep up production from 1939 to 1941, as more and more men were being called up for military service, German companies needed 1.2 million workers, and they came in the form of forced laborers. In all, there were about 12 million people taken from German occupied territory to serve as forced laborers during the World War II." The DW reports in "Final Compensation Pending for Former Nazi Forced Laborers": "During World War II, about 12 million people were kidnapped from their homes across Europe and beyond and forced to work for the Nazi regime in Germany. The slaves were not only put to work in camps, the most infamous of applications of forced labor, but in all areas of German industry.
Employment of foreign forced laborers was not only limited to large-scale enterprises," said history professor Ulrich Herbert of the University of Freiburg. "It was applied throughout the whole economy; from the small farm and locksmith's shop with just six workers, to the national railway system, the local authority districts, the big armament companies and also many private households." At one point fully 20% of the German workforce was slave labor from foreign countries, German Jews, and other "undesirables." Often, the forced laborers were simply worked to death , to spare the expense of housing and feeding.
Holocaust survivor reunited with rescuer.
Dirk Heuer, HISTORY Germany
The Franklin Delano Roosevelt administration did not seize Prescott Bush's assets affiliated with Thyssen, the German industrial giant, until 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. This means that between 1939, when massive numbers of Jewish and Polish slave laborers were being rounded up, and 1942, when Bush had his German assets seized, Prescott Bush was fully involved in the German economy during the worst of the slave labor regime, and profiting by it.
The UK Guardian reported in 2004 that Prescott Bush's: "...business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz..." The Guardian article, "How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power," detailed newly uncovered documents from various national security archives which fills in many blanks about the Bush family relationship with the German companies, which were indispensable to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party from its inception in the early 1930s, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and beyond. Thyssen used huge numbers of slave laborers in its steel and munitions factories, although the Bush family, and the corporate spokesmen of other companies, such as General Motors and Ford, have denied knowing about the slave labor.
Ukrainians being deported to Germany to serve as slave labour (OST-Arbeiter), 1942 from Cherkassy region
Still devastated after World War I, Germany before the rise of Hitler lacked either the resources or the funds to build an automotive industry from scratch, especially the highly complex mass production of the engines, so both Ford and GM built and licensed factories in Germany which became the backbone of the mechanized war machine, based on tanks, troop transports, and aircraft.
The Washington Post in the 1998 article "Ford and GM Scrutinized for Alleged Nazi Collaboration" reported: "When American GIs invaded Europe in June 1944, they did so in jeeps, trucks and tanks manufactured by the Big Three motor companies in one of the largest crash militarization programs ever undertaken. It came as an unpleasant surprise to discover that the enemy was also driving trucks manufactured by Ford and Opel -- a 100 percent GM-owned subsidiary -- and flying Opel-built warplanes... " Bush family patriarch Prescott Bush realized a profit of $1.5 million for the sale of his share of UBC, which was fully owned by Thyssen, which is the equivalent of $25,000,000 in today's dollars. Thyssen owned one-third of the German steel industry and one-half of the coal business. only with slave labor, however, could the cash-starved war industries come anywhere close to meeting their production targets.
Hitler's policy of Lebensraum, "Living Space," was articulated long before the 1939 invasion of Poland, and even long before Hitler. Lebensraum contained an element which justified the use of slave labor from "inferior" races, and was spoken of by German intellectuals as early as Friedrich Ratzel in 1901. Lebensraum essentially said that the German people were destined to conquer and subjugate many neighboring countries.
Jewish slave workers in striped uniforms work in a Nazi ammunition factory near Dachau concentration camp during World War II.
Prescott Bush has been a controversial figure for many years. Some historians make, and congressional committee records support, the allegation that Bush played a leading role in a plot to overthrow the elected government of FDR in order to replace it with a fascist dictatorship, run by Wall Street bankers and other industrialists. The BBC in its documentary "The White House Coup" said: "The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression." According to historians, the coup was only foiled when the man approached to lead an army of 500,000 disgruntled WWI veterans, Marine Corp General and double Medal of Honor winner Smedley D. Butler, went to Congress and blew the whistle on the coup. Marine General Smedley Butler
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George Herbert Walker Bush is dead and for Truthers everywhere, this means that the grandaddy of the New World Order and of all the biggest and most foul conspiracies of all time has gone home to Satan.
The hope is that, among other things, Trump can release the remaining JFK assassination documents from the National Archives, proving GHWB’s involvement in that epic treason.
Over the next days and weeks, we’ll be bombarded with shows, segments and articles in the MSM celebrating George Herbert Walker Bush as an American hero. None will touch on how his father’s fortune was made at a Wall Street firm that primarily benefited German steel magnate, Fritz Thyssen in companies that financed Hitler and used slave labor from inmates at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
We may never know for sure if Prescott was a Nazi sympathizer but the Wall Street trading firm that he co-founded, Union Banking Corporation was seized by the US Government in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. It is rumored that the US Government did not move to prosecute Prescott Bush because he was Chairman of the USO at the time and that to do so during the height of World War II would have been hideously demoralizing to the American public.
British YouTubers, Alltime Conspiracies produced this well-researched investigation into the stubborn allegations that Bush Dynasty patriarch and former Connecticut Senator, Prescott Bush was a Nazi.
We learn that in 2001, evidence found in declassified files at the US National Archives prompted two holocaust survivors to sue the US government and the Bush family for $40 billion in compensation, claiming that the Bush political dynasty had funded the Nazi party and financially benefited from Aushchwitz slave labor during World War II; that this was the money that had established their family fortune and political empire.
The case was dismissed but one wonders how this Nazi-Bush connection is not more widely known.
02-12-18dementia similar Ricken Patel and many others in mass Western dementia...
David Townsend: it’s now shockingly clear that he is CIA’s poodle in
David, your Russophobic fantasies and rich fakes reveal your profound dementia and your CIA-nature. Read Diane Johnstone: "Donald Trump was Elected by Russia? Mass Dementia ... ", which was re-published here: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=835 and which refutes your fakes.
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From: David Townsend <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: April 9, 2018 at 2:24:15 PM EDT
To: David Townsend <email@example.com>
Subject: I've Studied Nuclear War For 35 Years -- You Should Be Worried, 7-8 Apr 2018, by Brian Toon; Children, Ladies, Gentlemen: A Plea for each of you to Communicate the Condemnation of the Existence and Threat of Nuclear Weapons, 9 Apr 2018
Children, Ladies, Gentlemen:
Re: Attempts to Stop, Prevent, Eliminate...
The Harm, Destruction, Threat...
of "Nuclear Weapons";
"Pleas" Condemning Nuclear Weapons;
Definitely on the list of crucial actions each of us can take (after breathing, caring for personal health needs) are efforts, attempts, to remove the terror and threats of "nuclear weapons".
Do what you must first to maintain your own health and integrity. Then, why not spend some time warning, advising, demanding...
actions of elected officials, corporations, military...and all involved in the design, production, use, threat of use, or contribution to, "nuclear weapons" to Stop!
Is there any sane reason for us to remain silent, sit back and not take actions to stop, dismantle, the "nuclear arsenals" governments, and others, have assembled?
Yes. We, the people, think the construction, use and abuse of "nuclear weapons" are not only "insane"; but a form of terrorism, intimidation, and genocidal war crime against humanity.
Each person should be part of the peaceful elimination of nuclear weapons.
Why should those who argue for, threaten, or have the ability to destroy humanity, be allowed to remain unchecked?
Brian Toon makes a reasonable presentation against nuclear weapons in the link below which was posted on "Information Clearing House".
Encouragement is given to immediately contact every person, or representative, stating you will not condone the continued existence of nuclear weapons.
How long can your "Pleas" wait?
David M. Townsend, Jr., J.D.
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Date: April 8, 2018...
Subject: I've Studied Nuclear War For 35 Years -- You Should Be Worried, 7-8 Apr 2018, by Brian Toon
The Hour of the Bully — The Century of the Visionary
By James O’Dea
Bully is quintessentially short-sighted... will punish if not appeased... will always self-justify... will never concede or compromise... will view dialogue as weak and ‘winning’ arguments as strength... immediate victory is used to cash in instant rewards... truth is whatever keeps you on top... whoever does not side with you is an enemy to be squashed... threats are the foundation of dominance... and if the Bully feels challenged or threatened, any means to bring down hell on others will be used, even if that means self-destruction.
The Visionary looks ahead to the highest goal that will serve the greatest number and do the greatest good... is not concerned with winning personal adulation or approval... is deeply committed to building collaboration... knows that dialogue is essential so all sides can be fully heard... is responsive to better ideas... is flexible but doesn’t sell out... knows how to inspire the best in people... stimulates a culture of idealism... elevates true morality... respects and thrives on diversity... and works diligently for long-term collective success.
Even during the Hour of the Bully, the Visionary is setting sights on mobilizing the longed-for future.
James O’Dea is author of a number of acclaimed works, including:
Soul Awakening Practice: Prayer, Contemplation & Action
The Conscious Activist: Where Activism Meets Mysticism
Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st-Century Peace Ambassador
James is a former President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Washington office director of Amnesty International, and CEO of the Seva Foundation He worked with the Middle East Council of Churches in Beirut during a time of war and massacre, and lived in Turkey for five years during civil upheaval and coup d’etat. He has taught peacebuilding to over a thousand students in 30 countries with the Shift Network. He has also conducted frontline social healing dialogues around the world. He is a member of The Evolutionary Leaders group and on the Advisory Board of The Peace Alliance and Kosmos Journal. James also mentors emerging leaders. Click here to visit James’ website.
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Are our Leaders Really that Stupid? Or...
By John Perkins
January 07, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - News about civilian casualties in Iraq, Afghanistan*, Yemen, and other countries where US military forces are involved takes us back to the Vietnam War. Makes us ask: how stupid are our leaders?
A relevant question as we end this year and begin a new one.
2017 saw the airing of Ken Burns’ PBS series “The Vietnam War.” It leaves no doubt that massive air strikes, bombings and napalm that killed civilians turned the citizenry against the US. Even those people whom we purported to be helping grew to hate our presence in their country. Our military commanders and political leaders came to understand that we were so despised by the Vietnamese – including our allies in the South – that ultimately, we could not win and had to get out. Perhaps more than anything else, it was the killing of civilians that brought about the US’s ignominious defeat.
Yet, here we ago again! The numbers are debated, but the fact is that our drones, planes, missiles, bombs and on-the-ground soldiers are killing thousands of innocent civilians throughout the Middle East.
Although estimates vary, even the most conservative suggest that for every civilian killed at least ten more people turn against the US. Disillusioned by Washington, they look to others – ISIS, China, Russia. Not only are we losing another war (wars), we are also strengthening the very people we profess to oppose.
Are our leaders really that stupid? Or is there another motive?
There is a great deal of talk these days about cutting back on Big Government and trying to balance the budget. Strikingly absent from such talk is the simple fact that Big Government’s most impressive office is the Pentagon and the most effective budgetary items to cut are the incredibly wasteful amounts spent on military equipment and strategies that fail to accomplish the goals and instead turn millions of people against us.
Washington’s recently passed 2018 military budget was touted as $700 billion; however, it actually surpasses $800 billion when relevant sections of the State and Energy Departments and intelligence agencies are included. This is bigger than the combined military budgets of the next seven – nine (depending on how it is measured) largest countries. (1)
Where does that money go? Who profits from these expenditures? How many of our elected officials own stock in Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and the other merchants of death, as well as the banks and Wall Street firms that finance them? (2)
You, Ken Burns, and I may think that we lost the Vietnam War. But investors in war profiteering corporations came to a different conclusion. They did then and they do now.
How stupid are they?
*http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/: Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan: $1,807,814,404,616
Talking Peace With a Nuclear War Planner
An interview with Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg.
By Daniel Ellsberg, James W. Douglass, January 2018
Time to Call out US Militarism for What It Is: The Key Threat to America’s Security
January 3, 2018 - 5:30pm — lindorff
No more worshiping of the military
by: Dave Lindorff
IN A WORLD
WHERE YOU CAN
WHY DO WE onLY
REST IN PEACE
WHY DON'T WE
LIVE IN PEACE TOO?
THE BEST TIME TO
PLANT A TREE WAS
20 YEARS AGO. THE
SECOND BEST TIME IS NOW.
IF YOU HAVE A GUN
YOU CAN ROB A BANK
BUT IF YOU HAVE A
BANK YOU CAN ROB
ITS BETTER TO
WALK ALONE THAN
WITH A CROWD GOING
IN THE WRONG DIRECTION
MAY YOUR CHOICES
DON'T DO SOMETHING
- Alison Billett(The above are some of her sayings of the day:-)
Best regards and health to you and everyone.
David M. Townsend, Jr., J.D.
Donald Trump Is Forging an America as Greedy, Deceitful and Cruel as Its President
Comments. Maybe it's the American militaristic Congress and the American militaristic "Democracy"
in the Pentagon service "is forging" his and America to be similar? Maybe it's not so much in persons,
as in the vicious militaristic institutions, history, values and nature of America? This is a philosophical system question.
An end of the US wars of aggression, crimes against humanity, genocide, assassinations, torture….
Конец войнам агрессии США, преступлениям против человечности, геноциду, убийствам, пыткам ....
"Photo of the Year", United States Veterans- Recently sent to me, 9 Dec 2017; Love, Compassion, Peace... An End to the US Wars of Aggression... David M. Townsend, Jr., J.D. "...mediator, advocate..."
«Фото года», ветераны США - послано мне 9 декабря 2017 года; Любовь, Сострадание, Мир ... Конец Войнам Агрессии США ... Дэвид М. Таунсенд, юрист, д-р права, «... посредник, адвокат ...»
Ladies, Gentlemen, Children:
Re: Attempts to Peacefully Resolve Conflicts;
Attempts to Prevent Alleged Continuing "Wars of Aggression", "Crimes Against Humanity", "Genocide", "War Crimes", "Assassinations", "Torture"...
You are an entity, and address, to whom I, we, have been referred concerning the matters above and below.
How many United States veterans have lost lives and limbs as a result of the "Wars of Aggression" ordered by United States Presidents, such as-
GEORGE WALKER BUSH
What is the responsibility of the United States FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) with regard to alleged War Criminals in their jurisdiction?
This communication is not sent to hold you, or the FBI, responsible for U.S. Presidents decisions to initiate alleged illegal wars of aggression; but rather to ask:
What are you going to do when you know, or should know, millions of United States veterans; as well as, untold millions of innocent men, women and children, in sovereign countries, have been caused to die, or be harmed, unnecessarily by an alleged "war criminal" in your jurisdiction?
For example: Former U.S. President-
GEORGE WALKER BUSH
When will the current, or next, U.S. President(s) decide to order even more wars of aggression, crimes against humanity, genocide, assassinations, torture...;
along with the resultant deaths and injuries to United States Military Personnel and Civilians;
At least partially based on the impunity provided to past U.S. Presidents?
Please consider these comments and questions.
If you are not the person(s), or entity, to whom this request should be addressed; will you forward to whom you deem is, or should be, responsible.
I, and others, will do the same.
David M. Townsend, Jr., J.D.
American right: to be a war victim
Thank you very much for your very expressive anti-militarist photograph with girls who are victims of the USA war aggressions and with a very capacious title: "An end of the US wars of aggression, crimes against humanity, genocide, assassinations, torture….", which I was happy to publish with your wonderful text on your personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=796. This photo is also published on the main page of our site as a banner (above):
Today, on the Human Rights Day, it becomes increasingly clear to all that America leaves the people of the world, including its own citizens, the only right - to be victims of war, trampling on the fundamental right to life, which in the Declaration of Rights is reduced to one word (Article 3), practically to zero for the sake of militarism ... ..
We, GHA will soon send the "Declaration of the Human Rights to Life, Global Peace and Social Harmony" as a continuation, addition and development of the limited Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and requiring the UN reform (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=769).
The GHA cordially thanks you for your bold and honest anti-militarist position and highly appreciates it.
Dr. Leo Semashko,
GHA Honorary President,
Американское право: быть жертвой войны
Большое спасибо за вашу очень выразительную антимилитаристскую фотографию с девушками - жертвами агрессий и с очень емким названием: «Конец войнам агрессии США, преступлениям против человечности, геноциду, убийствам, пыткам ....», которую я был счастлив опубликовать с вашим замечательным текстом на вашей персональной странице: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=796. Эта фотография также опубликована на главной странице нашего сайта как баннер (выше):
Сегодня, в День Прав Человека становится все более ясным для всех, что Америка оставляет всем людям мира, включая собственных граждан, единственное право – право быть жертвами войны, попирая фундаментальное право на жизнь, которое в Декларации Прав оно сведено к одному слову (статья 3), фактически к нулю ради милитаризма…..
Мы, ГСГ скоро пришлем «Декларацию Права Человека на жизнь, глобальный мир и социальную гармонию» как продолжение, дополнение и развитие ограниченной Декларации Прав Человека 1948 года и требующей реформирования ООН (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=769).
ГСГ сердечно благодарит вас за вашу смелую и честную антимилитаристскую позицию и высоко ценит ее.
Почетный Президент ГСГ,