Fruits of the Poisoned Family Tree
jcraven at SPAMclark.edu
Fri Dec 8 13:01:26 MST 2000
"If Dulles was trying to conceal how many Nazi holding companies Brown
Brothers, Harriman was connected with, he did not do a very good job.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, word leaked from Washington that affiliates of
Prescott Bush's company were under investigation for aiding the Nazis in
time of war. In February 1942 George Bush's father, who was by that time the
senior managing partner of Brown Brothers, Harriman, tried to wrap himself
in the American flag. He became the national chairman of the United Service
Organization's annual fund campaign, which raised $33 million that year to
provide entertainment for Allied troops.
The cover story did not work. The government investigation against Prescott
Young George was in flight school in Ocotober 1942, when the U.S. Government
charged his father with running Nazi front groups in the United States.
Under the Trading With the Enemy Act, all shares of the Union Banking
Corporation were seized including those held by Prescott Bush as being in
effect held for enemy nationals. Union Banking, of course, was an affiliate
of Brown Brothers, Harriman, and Bush handled the Harriman's investments as
Once the government had its hands on Bush's books, the whole story of the
intricate web of Nazi front corporations began to unravel. A few days later
two of the Union Banking's subsidiaries--the Holland American Corporation
and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation--were also seized. Then the
government went after the Harriman Fifteen Holding Company, which bush
shared with his father-in-law, Bert Walker, the Hamburg Amerika Line, and
the Silesian-American Corporation. The U.S. Government found that huge
section's of Prescott Bush's empire had been operated on behalf of Nazi
Germany and had greatly assisted the German war effort.
In themidst of the patriotic fervor over the war, it must have been a
crushing experience for young George to know that his father and grandfather
were among the men who helped finance Hitler's war machine. Little wonder
that Bush made no mention of the whole affair in his autobiography."
"The Secret War Against the Jews", by John Loftus and Mark Aaarons, Pp.
360-361, St. Martins Press, NY, 1992
Note on authors: "Attorney John Loftus is the author of four histories of
intelligence operations and a consultant for CBS's "60 minutes", ABC's
"Prime Time", and other programs. As a former prosecutor with the U.S.
Justice Department's Nazi-hunting unit, he had unprecedented access to
top-secret CIA and NATO archives. He wrote "Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, The
Nazis, and Soviet Intelligence" with his coauthor, Mark Aarons. An
internationally award-winning investigative reporter and author of several
books on intelligence-related issues, Mr. Aarons exposed Nazi war criminals
'down under' and prompted changes in Australian federal law..."
"Not all conservatives are stupid, mean and selfish; but most stupid, mean
and selfish people are conservative."
John Stuart Mill
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