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What Prescott Bush did covertly, Congress does overtly

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The grandfather of President George Walker Bush (Skull & Bones, 1968) was Prescott Bush (Skull & Bones, 1917), and his great grand father was George Herbert Walker. Prescott Bush and George Herbert (Bert) Walker were directors of the London-affiliated New York banking house of Brown Brothers-Harriman and its various fronts, which funded and directed the military-industrial complex behind Hitler and the Nazi revolution.

In 1919, George Herbert Walker had organized W.A. Harriman & Co which merged with the British Brown Brothers in 1931. In 1924, Averell Harriman (Skull & Bones, 1913) and Fritz Thyssen, the German industrialist who began funding Hitler in 1923, set up the Union Banking Corp in New York to handle funds supplied to it through Thyssen's Dutch bank for American investment. Prescott Bush, who had been an officer of the W.A. Harriman bank since 1926, was a director of the Union Banking Corp from 1934 through 1943. According to government documents, "all of the shares of the Union Banking Corp., were held for the benefit of members of the Thyssen family."

The federal government did not crack down on the Bush-Harriman/Nazi operation until 1942. After the war, Congressional investigation revealed that Fritz Thyssen's German Steel Trust, Germany's largest industrial corporation [which interlocked with Union Banking Corporation] produced a high percentage of Germany's national output of metal products and explosives. Vesting Orders signed by the Office of Alien Property Custodian, Leo T. Crowley, which were "published in obscure government record books and kept out of the news, explained nothing about the Nazis involved; only that the Union Banking Corporation was run for the 'Thyssen family' of 'Germany and/or Hungary'-- 'nationals...of a designated enemy country.'"

"In October 1942, ten months after entering World War II, America was preparing its first assault against Nazi military forces. Prescott Bush was managing partner of Brown Brothers Harriman. His 18-year-old son George, the future U.S. President, had just begun training to become a naval pilot. On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking operations in New York City which were being conducted by Prescott Bush.

"Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the government took over the Union Banking Corporation, in which Bush was a director. The U.S. Alien Property Custodian seized Union Banking Corp.'s stock shares, all of which were owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland 'Bunny' Harriman, three Nazi executives, and two other associates of Bush. 1.

'E. Roland Harriman--3991 shares' [chairman and director of Union Banking Corp. (UBC); this is 'Bunny' Harriman, described by Prescott Bush as a place holder who didn't get much into banking affairs; Prescott managed his personal investments]

'Cornelis Lievense--4 shares' [president and director of UBC; New York resident banking functionary for the Nazis]

'Harold D. Pennington--1 share' [treasurer and director of UBC; an office manager employed by Bush at Brown Brothers Harriman]

'Ray Morris--1 share' [director of UBC; partner of Bush and the Harrimans]

'Prescott S. Bush--1 share' [director of UBC, which was co-founded and sponsored by his father-in-law George Walker; senior managing partner for E. Roland Harriman and Averell Harriman]

'H.J. Kouwenhoven--1 share' [director of UBC; organized UBC as the emissary of Fritz Thyssen in negotiations with George Walker and Averell Harriman; managing director of UBC's Netherlands affiliate under Nazi occupation; industrial executive in Nazi Germany; director and chief foreign financial executive of the German Steel Trust]

'Johann G. Groeninger--1 share' [director of UBC and of its Netherlands affiliate; industrial executive in Nazi Germany]

"all of which shares are held for the benefit of ... members of the Thyssen family, [and] is property of nationals ... of a designated enemy country...."

"By Oct. 26, 1942, U.S. troops were under way for North Africa. On Oct. 28, the government issued orders seizing two Nazi front organizations run by the Bush-Harriman bank: the Holland-American Trading Corporation and the Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation. 2.

"U.S. forces landed under fire near Algiers on Nov. 8, 1942; heavy combat raged throughout November. Nazi interests in the Silesian-American Corporation, long managed by Prescott Bush and his father-in-law George Herbert Walker, were seized under the Trading with the Enemy Act on Nov. 17, 1942. In this action, the government announced that it was seizing only the Nazi interests, leaving the Nazis' U.S. partners to carry on the business. 3.

"These and other actions taken by the U.S. government in wartime were, tragically, too little and too late. President Bush's family had already played a central role in financing and arming Adolf Hitler for his takeover of Germany; in financing and managing the buildup of Nazi war industries for the conquest of Europe and war against the U.S.A.; and in the development of Nazi genocide theories and racial propaganda, with their well-known results.

"The facts presented here must be known, and their implications reflected upon, for a proper understanding of President George Herbert Walker Bush and of the danger to mankind that he represents. The President's family fortune was largely a result of the Hitler project. The powerful Anglo-American family associations, which later boosted him into the Central Intelligence Agency and up to the White House, were his father's partners in the Hitler project." 4.

How and to what extent did the Bush family direct the Hitler Project from the 1920s until it was partially broken up in 1942? "In what way were Hitler's Nazis themselves hired, armed and instructed by the New York and London clique of which Prescott Bush was an executive manager?"

Equally germane is the question why? "How important was the Nazi enterprise for which President Bush's father was the New York banker?" What possible interest would George Herbert Walker and Prescott Bush have had in overseeing the Nazi operation?


1. "The Rise of Hitler: The Reichstag Burns", The History Place: http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/riseofhitler/burns.htm

2. The Center for Democracy and Technology:

3. Quoting Concerned Citizens Opposed to Police States; The Phase III Report Of The U.S. Commission On National Security/21st Century

4. Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin,
George Bush: An Unauthorized Biography, Chapter II - The Hitler Project: http://www.tarpley.net/bush2.htm

Source: George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography
by Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

2015 : "WASHINGTON, 24 Mar — RIA Novosti. The House of Representatives of the American congress on Tuesday adopted the resolution with the recommendation to the U.S. President to approve deliveries of arms to Ukraine.

For the document which has advisory nature, 348 legislators, against — 48 voted

The resolution contains an appeal to the president "to apply the powers conferred to it by the congress to granting lethal killing defensive arms to Ukraine". "

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48 against don't have USA Pravy Sektor votes (GAAL,see end post # 1)


Pravy Sektor (“Right Sector”) Chapters Active in U.S.


Posted by Dave Emory February 28, 2015

Pravy Sek­tor: It has chap­ters in the U.S.


Com­bat hel­mets of the Ukrain­ian government’s Azov Bat­tal­ion, pro­moted by Ukrainian/American Pravy Sek­tor supporters.

COMMENT: In pre­vi­ous pro­grams deal­ing with the Ukraine cri­sis, we have noted the role of the Ukrain­ian dias­pora in the gen­er­a­tion, per­pet­u­a­tion and ascen­sion of fas­cism in Ukraine. It comes as no sur­prise to see that there are appar­ently Pravy Sek­tor (“Right Sec­tor”) cells in the U.S.

It is impos­si­ble, under the cir­cum­stances, to encap­su­late our ongo­ing analy­sis of the Ukraine cri­sis. Please uti­lize the exten­sive archive of mate­r­ial pre­sented in the pro­grams recorded to date.

Pre­vi­ous pro­grams cov­er­ing the Ukraine cri­sis are: FTR #‘s 777, 778, 779, 780, 781, 782, 783, 784, 794, 800, 803, 804, 808, 811, 817, 818, 824, 826, 829, 832, 833.

“Attack on NYC Art Gallery High­lights Fas­cist Orga­niz­ing in U.S. Immi­grant Com­mu­ni­ties” by Spencer Sun­shine; Polit­i­cal Research Asso­ciates; 10/08/2014.


Last week the New York City stop of the
Mate­r­ial Evi­dence
photo exhi­bi­tion, spot­light­ing the con­flicts in Ukraine and Syria,
. The cura­tor was maced, the exhibit was van­dal­ized, and fas­cist pro­pa­ganda was left behind. As unlikely as an attack on a well-heeled art gallery may seem, it’s only the lat­est in a num­ber of sim­i­lar events in the city, which are tied to expa­tri­ate fas­cist organizing. . . .

. . . . Although the iden­ti­ties of the alleged assailants are unknown, the New York
Mate­r­ial Evi­dence
show has been the
some ire from some Ukrain­ian nation­al­ists since its open­ing, who claim it is a pro-Russia pro­pa­ganda vehi­cle.
The fly­ers left behind, among other things,
appar­ently pro­moted the Azov Bat­tal­ion
, an anti-separatist Ukraine vol­un­teer mil­i­tary group
to the ultra­na­tion­al­ist Right Sec­tor party, and con­sid­ered by some to be fas­cists.
(The Bat­tal­ion is also the
for for­eign Far Right vol­un­teers.) In Chicago
Spring, a group of 40 Ukrain­ian nation­al­ists attempted to dis­rupt an anti-fascist meet­ing about the Ukraine sit­u­a­tion;
they left behind Right Sec­tor lit­er­a­ture

In 2014, Right Sec­tor has had chap­ter meet­ings in New York and New Jer­sey. They have par­tic­i­pated in at least two pub­lic demon­stra­tions at the Russ­ian con­sulate in New York, and have been active in fundrais­ing for non-military sup­plies for the Ukrain­ian military.

This kind of expa­tri­ate (and par­tic­u­larly Ukrain­ian) orga­niz­ing by Far Right and neo-fascists in the United States is noth­ing new. Russ Bel­lant doc­u­mented it for Polit­i­cal Research Asso­ciates in the 1980s in
Old Nazis, the New Right, and the Repub­li­can Party: Domes­tic Fas­cist Net­works and Their Effect on U.S. Cold War Pol­i­tics
(PRA/South End Press, 1991). Among the var­i­ous Far Right and fas­cist groups with ties to Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tionist gov­ern­ments that Bel­lant doc­u­mented include the OUN-B (Orga­ni­za­tion of Ukrain­ian Nationalists-Bandera), which was a col­lab­o­ra­tor with the Nazi occu­pa­tion of Ukraine. Dur­ing the Cold War, their lead­er­ship was in exile in the United States, where they were able to exer­cise influ­ence on the Rea­gan admin­is­tra­tion. The OUN-B is seen by some as the ide­o­log­i­cal pre­de­ces­sor of the Right Sector. . . .

Edited by Steven Gaal
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