by Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.
Extract from 'America Betrayed
- Bush, bin Laden, 9-11'
Prescott Bush and Rockefeller's Standard Oil had been in business
with the Hitler regime and the Nazis since 1933, and in 1942, three
Bush businesses were seized by the U.S. government, for violation of
the Trading With the Enemies Act.
IT ALL BEGINS AT YALE
- SKULL & BONES
In 1823, Samuel Russell, a child of the Wall Street banking
establishment, founded “Russell & Company” the largest opium
smuggling operation in the world. Russell and Company was based in
Connecticut, and in addition to Chinese tea and silk, specialized in
acquiring opium in Turkey and smuggling it to China (16).
In 1830, Russell and Company bought out their primary competitor,
the Perkins (Boston) syndicate and thus established Connecticut as
the epicenter of the illegal opium trade. Because of the incredible
wealth generated, and through his connections to Wall Street,
Russell’s company (and thus Connecticut) became an epicenter of
illegal and secret political power (16).
The grandfather of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Warren
Delano, Jr., served as Chief of Operations, at Russell and Company,
and later became a partner (16).
In 1831, William Huntington Russell, half-brother to Samuel, left
the United States and Yale college, to spend a year studying in
Germany (17). Germany was in a fever, the epicenter of “new ideas”
and a scientific revolution in psychology, philosophy, and
educational reform. In the new Germany, children were being educated
according to the “scientific method.” They were taught what to think
and how to think it, as well as total obedience to the state.
William Huntington Russell wanted to learn first hand, “The
“Scientific Method” and the ideas and philosophy of Georg Wilhelm
Friedrich Hegel. Hegel held the Chair in Philosophy at the
University of Berlin from 1817 until his death in 1831.
In Germany, the scientific method, and the Hegelian dialectic were
being applied to every aspect of human endeavor: through reason and
the application of the scientific method, it was possible to create
a pre-determined synthesis and thus the most desirable predetermined
Russell was particularly impressed with the concept of “thesis
versus anti-thesis” and Hegel’s historical dialectic: the state is
absolute, individuals are granted their freedoms based on their
obedience to the state, controlled conflict, by an intellectual
elite, can produce a pre-determined outcome.
Russell, being a child of the Wall Street banking elite, quickly
realized the implications. Hegel’s philosophy and the “Scientific
Method” could be applied to banking: Through controlled conflict, it
was possible to create a synthesis in the form of incredible
financial wealth. Those engaged in this conflict would require
Controlled conflict, when conducted in secret, would be good for
business. Indeed, secrecy is mandated when the dialectic is applied
to the creation of “opposing forces” who are to be manipulated into
engaging in a “controlled conflict.” Secrecy is also necessitated so
that the opposing forces do not realize that the same banks are
providing funds to both of those in conflict.
Of course, William Huntington Russell was not the first to realize
the necessity of secrecy for the purposes of applying Hegel’s
dialectic to banking and commerce. Banking requires secrecy,
particularly when it comes to laundering incredible sums of money
acquired through criminal enterprise and the drug trade.
Long before he arrived in Germany, Russell had learned the value of
secrecy. What he wanted was to learn first hand was the Hegelian
scientific method. So, it is not surprising that after he enrolled
at the University of Berlin, Russell became a member of a secret
society which also incorporated Hegelian ideas.
Russell joined the secret order of “Skull and Bones” (17). The
membership of the Berlin order of Skull and Bones came from the
privileged class, the aristocracy, and the families of bankers and
the moneyed elite. Russell fit fight in and formed a warm and close
relationship with many of its members.
When it came time for his to return to America and Yale college,
Russell sought and obtained permission to form an American chapter
of the secret German Society of Skull and Bones: chapter 322,
Brotherhood of Death (17,18).
Russell returned to the United States and Yale College in 1832.
Russell, along with his very close friend, Alphonso Taft (the father
of William Howard Taft who became President of the U.S. and then
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court), and 13 other children of the
Wall Street elite, established and became the founding members of
“The Order of Scull and Bones,” later changed to “The Order of Skull
The Order of Skull and Bones was to be a super secret society for
the elite children of the Anglo-American Wall Street banking
establishment (17,18). Its purpose: To generate incredible wealth
and power for its members.
Presumably, the Order of Skull and Bones exists only at Yale. As
detailed in Antony C. Sutton’s superbly researched 1986 text,
America’s Secret Establishment (17):
“Those on the inside know it as The Order. Others have known it for
more than 150 years as Chapter 322 of a German secret society. More
formally, for legal purposes, The Order was incorporated as
Russell Trust in 1856. It was also once known as the ‘Brotherhood of
Death.’ Those who make light of it, or want to make fun of it, call
it ‘Skull & Bones’, or just plain ‘Bones’.”
The Order of Skull and Bones, however, is certainly not a college
Rather, the purpose of Skull and Bones is the
application of skull duggery, piracy, and the scientific method to
the creation of power, wealth, and the inducement of controlled
conflict between opposing individuals, businesses, and states.
The Order of Skull and Bones is also geared to promote the mutual
success of its members in the post-collegiate world. Hence, only
those of the incoming senior class become members (17,18) and
membership is retained for life.
Each year fifteen juniors are selected by the graduating seniors to
be initiated into next year’s group. New members are reportedly
given a large sum of money, and a clock - the significance of which is
to remind them that the Order of Skull and Bones is timeless.
As detailed by Antony Sutton (17) it is the “timeless” nature of
this secret brotherhood which provides it with continuity and thus
the capacity to build up both vertical and horizontal “chains of
These multi-generational chains of influence ensure the
success of its members in their varied schemes, be it drug smuggling
or the creation and financing of controlled conflict for the
purposes of acquiring power and incredible wealth.
Prescott Bush, George H.W. Bush, and his son, George W. Bush, are
alumni of Yale and members of Skull and Bones (17,19).
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THE BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH
After its founding, Russell and friends hoisted a pirate flag as a
symbol and talisman of their brotherhood. The pirate flag has an
obvious meaning: death. Pirates are terrorists, murderers,
marauders, cutthroats and thieves, answerable to no one, above the
law, and without morals and scruples.
Soon after its establishment at Yale, the Order of Skull and Bones
began to develop an unsavory reputation (17).
In October of 1876, an investigative article on The Order, appeared
in Volume 1, Number 1, of “The Iconoclast.” The Iconoclast was
published off campus, in New Haven, “because the college press is
closed to those who dare to openly mention Bones’.”
The Iconoclast reported evidence of Satanism, i.e. walls covered in
black, and in room 322, the...
“sanctum sanctorium of the
temple...[was] furnished in red velvet...[with] a pentagram on the
wall... and in the hall....pictures of the founders of Bones at
Yale, and of members of the Society in Germany, when the chapter was
established here in 1832.”
The Iconoclast goes on to report that,
“Out of every class Skull and
Bones takes its men. They have gone out into the world and have
become in many instances, leaders in society. No doubt they are
worthy men in themselves, but the many, whom they looked down upon
while in college, cannot so far forget as to give money freely into
their hands. Bones men care far more for their society than they do
for the college.”
“At first the society held its meetings in hired halls; in 1856, the
‘tomb,’ a vine-covered, windowless, brown-stone hall was built. This
is where they hold their strange, occultist initiation rites and
meet each Thursday and Sunday.”
“Year by year the deadly evil is growing,”
The Iconoclast warned.
“The society was never as obnoxious as it is today. Never before has
it shown such arrogance and self-fancied superiority. It grasps...
and endeavors to rule. It clutches at power with the silence of
conscious guilt... a society guilty of serious and far-reaching
An uninvited “guest” to the tomb reported seeing:
“On the west wall,
an old engraving representing an open burial vault, in which, on a
stone slab, rest four human skulls, grouped about a fools cap and
bells, an open book, several mathematical instruments, a beggar’s
script, and a royal crown (17,18). On the arched wall above the
vault are the explanatory words, in Roman letters, ‘We War Der Thor,
Wer Weiser, Wer Bettler Oder, Kaiser?’ and below the vault is
engraved, in German characters, the sentence; ‘Ob Arm, Ob Beich, im
The English translation of the German words reads as follows:
was the fool, who the wise man, beggar or king? Whether poor or
rich, all’s the same in death.”
And what does that mean? There are
no morals. There is no right or wrong. The ends justify the means.
Everything ends the same, “in death.”
For the next 30 years after its founding, various members of The
Order of Skull and Bones made a pilgrimage to Germany and the
University of Berlin (17). The University of Berlin was Ground Zero
for the study of Hegelian principles and the “scientific method” as
applied to business, government, education, psychology, and the
acquisition of power and wealth.
In Germany, the state had taken complete responsibility for the
education of children. The purpose of a German education was to mold
the character and thinking of all German citizens and to make them
obedient to the German state (1).
These Hegelian principles were absorbed by the visiting Bonesman,
three of which, upon returning to America, applied these principles
at home (17).
Timothy Dwight (class of 1849) became Professor in the Yale Divinity
School and then 12th President of Yale University. Daniel Coit
Gilman (class of 1852) became the first President of the University
of California, first President of the Johns Hopkins University and
first President of the Carnegie Institution. Andrew Dickson White
(class of 1853) became the first President of Cornell University.
For these three “Bonesmen,” a university education was the key to
shaping the thoughts, prejudices, and ideas of future generations
and training those who would someday become the future leaders of
America. Of course, these noble “Bonesmen” had no interest in
providing a university education to the masses.
education was only for the children of the rich and powerful; men
who would seek to fulfill the Hegelian dialectic and the eventual
a New World Order which would be ruled over by the
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NEW WORLD ORDER
- CIVIL WAR & THE MONEYED ELITE
Although, most certainly, the founding of colleges and universities
is to be commended in the most laudatory of terms, not all
“Bonesmen” were interested in improving the lot of mankind.
Education would be a form of thought control and mankind would serve
only one purpose: to engage in controlled conflict, to help create a
New World Order, and to thus make the Bonesmen and their banker and
business friends very powerful and very rich.
The American civil war offered the Bonesmen and their associates in
banking, the first opportunity, in America, to fund controlled
conflict. The resulting “synthesis” would include the erosion of
democracy at the local level (“states rights”), the elimination of
state-chartered “Free Banking” and the establishment of centralized
“national” banking and thus the establishment of a few private
“national” banks that could be owned and controlled by a handful of
From the outset of the American civil war, these private national
banks (as well as the “Free” banks), loaned money to both the Union
and the Confederacy (20).
Many of these bankers also funded and
equipped “bushwakers,” “death squads,” and private militias whose
specialties included the torture and assassination of Union or
Confederate sympathizers. Neighbors were sometimes “slain before the
eyes of their wives and children,” some were killed for “fun” (21).
Not uncommonly these “death squads” would pick “off neighbors one by
one,” ambushing and assassinating suspected enemies, and spreading
terror. Every man, armed or unarmed, was fair game. Men were shot
down in their fields, on their doorsteps, while on the road. Men
taken captive were scalped, beheaded, castrated, and mutilated.
Crops, homes and entire towns were burned (21).
The owners of these banks, these merchants of death, essentially
funded the war and the many competing death squads in order to reap
the incredible, staggering profits. Indeed, by the end of the war,
over $6.6 billion dollars in direct costs (that is, in 1860s
dollars) had been consumed by the civil war and the government of
the Union and Confederacy (20).
War and terror were good business. The merchants of death made
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln identified this
moneyed elite, as the enemies of mankind and the enemies of the
United States of America:
“The money powers prey upon the nation in times of peace and
conspire against it in times of adversity. It is more despotic than
a monarchy, more insolent than autocracy, more selfish than
bureaucracy. It denounces, as public enemies, all who question its
methods or throw Light upon its crimes.
I have two great enemies,
the Southern Army in front of me and the bankers in the rear. Of the
two, the one at my rear is my greatest foe... corporations have been
enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and
the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by
working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is
aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.”
- Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson was of the same opinion:
“I sincerely believe that
banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
standing armies. Already they have raised up a money aristocracy
that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power should be
taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly
In 1863, after a failed attempt to bring the banks under centralized
government control, President Lincoln and Congress took the advice
of his Secretary of the Treasury and the northern banking
establishment, and created a national banking system and a uniform
national currency to be issued only by “national banks” (20).
The National Banking Act of 1863 and a subsequent law passed in 1865
(which levied a 10-percent tax on State banks) put the free banks
out of existence. The control of the national banks was put squarely
into the hands of the members of the order of Skull and Bones (20).
It wasn’t just banking but money which was put under the control of
a handful of individuals. National Bank Notes were printed by
private bank note companies under contract to the Federal
The Guaranty Trust Company was one of the national banks which
emerged during the war between the states.
The Guaranty Trust
Company, established in 1864, was controlled almost entirely by
families whose sons were, or would soon become, members of Skull and
Bones: Vanderbilt, Whitney, and Harriman (17,22).
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THE BROTHERHOOD OF SHIPPING & BANKING
- HITLER’S ANGELS
The concept of a bank is quite simple. Money is deposited in the
bank for safekeeping, and the bank may pay a small interest fee to
depositors in return.
This same money is loaned to businesses,
governments, and men of means, at a high rate of interest.
This same money can be loaned to those who own the banks, at a 0%
interest rate, and the loans may even be “forgiven.” A bank is a
risk-free money-making machine for those who own the bank. If anyone
defaults on a loan, and if the bank goes bankrupt, only the
depositors lose money.
With the incredible amounts of money flowing into the coffers of the
Guaranty Trust Company, the Harriman family was able to finance and
buy the bankrupt Union Pacific Railroad, as well as create the
Harriman investment firm.
Bert Walker (the maternal great-grand-father to the current George
Walker Bush clan) was one of Harriman’s principal partners. Bert
Walker had sought and lost the Republican presidential nomination,
but in so doing, had established himself as a member of the
Republican power-elite (23).
Bert Walker and then later, his son,
George Walker, were not only partners with the Harrimans, but, due
to their Republican credentials, were well situated to influence the
administrations of successive Republican presidents. The Harrimans
were also partners with the Rockefellers.
The Harriman railroad
shipped the oil pumped out of the ground by
John D. Rockefeller, the
founder of Standard Oil.
Samuel P. Bush - the father of Prescott, was also in business with the
Harriman-Walker-Rockefeller clique. Samuel P. Bush, owned Buckeye
Steel Castings Co. which manufactured parts for the Harriman
railroad company (23).
It is men likes these, if not these very men, who Lincoln referred
“The money powers [who] prey upon the nation in times of peace and
conspire against it in times of adversity... until the wealth is
aggregated in the hands of a few, and the Republic is destroyed.”
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TRADING WITH THE ENEMY
In the 1930s, Bush, Harriman, and
themselves as enemies of democracy by going into business with
Hitler, and by importing Nazism to the United States.
As detailed in
chapter 2, it is because Bush was still in business with the Nazis
after Hitler declared war on the U.S., that several of his
companies, including the Hamburg-Amerika shipping line, was
confiscated by the government of the United States.
History was repeating itself, for at the close of the first world
war, and Germany’s defeat, the Hamburg-Amerika’s commercial shipping
fleet was first confiscated by the American government in 1919 - part
of the spoils of war.
In 1920, the Harrimans became the new owners of Hamburg- Amerika.
The Harrimans also obtained the exclusive right to 50% of all
shipping business that originated in Hamburg and 100% control of all
activities of the Hamburg line that originated in the United States.
In 1931, Harriman & Co. merged with Brown Brothers to become one of
the biggest investment banks in the world. Prescott Bush became a
senior partner in the new firm. That same year, George Walker began
running the North American operations of the Hamburg-Amerika
shipping line under the auspices of Walker’s American Shipping &
Commerce, which in turn was controlled by a holding company called
the Harriman Fifteen. Averell Harriman, George Walker, and Prescott
Bush were the directors of this holding company and thus the owners
of the Hamburg-Amerika line (4,23).
Three years later, U.S. government investigators determined that
several of the directors of the Hamburg-Amerika line, were major
contributors to the Nazi Party. These men, it was determined, had
provided a wealth of funds to Hitler for his 1932 election campaign
(12). Prescott Bush was one of these men. Prescott Bush was
financing Nazi terrorism as a means of destabilizing Germany’s
democratic government and catapulting Hitler to power.
Prescott Bush and one of the companies that he directed, the
Hamburg-Amerika Line, was identified by the U.S. embassy in Berlin
as providing the funds to support Hitler’s,
campaigns’’ and “the cost of maintaining a private army of 300,000
to 400,000 men.”
It was these men who spread terror throughout
As detailed by Tarpley and Chaitkin (24),
“The American embassy also
reported that the Hamburg-Amerika Line was purchasing and
distributing propaganda attacks against the German government, for
attempting this last-minute crackdown on Hitler’s forces.”
After Hitler came to power, the Hamburg-Amerika Line also began
financing Nazi propaganda and subsidizing pro-Nazi newspapers here
in the U.S.
The purpose of this propaganda was clear. The Bonesmen
were not just seeking to support Nazi Germany, but were seeking to
undermine the constitutional government of the United States (4,24).
The Bonesmen were sworn enemies of democracy.
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After Hitler came to power, his dreaded terrorist organization, the
SS was unleashed upon the German people (3,5,6).
The SS was not just
a terrorist organization, but deeply involved in spying and
espionage as well as business. Other long range goals was to
establish monopolies not only in Germany, but in all the countries
it conquered (6).
Himmler’s dreaded SS, had a lot of friends in the
business world who also hoped to benefit from the spoils. They gave
him and his SS incredible sums of money, making them, so to speak,
stockholders in his money-making terrorist organization.
The Hamburg-Amerika line, which was directed by Prescott Bush, not
only contributed money and helped to distribute Nazi propaganda in
the U.S. and Germany, but it was also one of the official “Friends
of the Reichsfuhrer SS” (6) - also known as “The Order” and the
“Brotherhood of Death.”
Like its American counterpart, the “Order of Skull and Bones” the
German “Order” was dedicated to making money, and recruited its
membership from the aristocracy and the moneyed elite.
HITLER AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH
In 1922, Averell Harriman, an alumni of Skull and Bones (Class of
1913), made a pilgrimage to Germany.
But Hamburg wasn’t the lure. It
was Berlin - the ancestral home of Skull and Bones, the Brotherhood of
Death. Indeed, various members of The Order of Skull and Bones had
been making pilgrimages to Germany and the University of Berlin
since the inception of the American chapter of the Brotherhood of
Death (17). Harriman was a dedicated “Bonesman.”
According to his third wife, Pamela, Averell,
went back to the tomb (the Bone’s Temple) on High Street, once even
lamenting that his duties as chief negotiator at the Paris Peace
Talks prevented him from attending a reunion” (25).
While in Berlin he made contact with Fritz Thyssen, also, allegedly,
a member of a Germany-based secret society; though which one, of
course, is a secret.
A number of German secret societies were in existence at the time,
the Illuminnati of Bavaria and
the Thule Society. These
secret societies counted rich industrialists, mystics, aristocrats,
bankers and high ranking military men among their members (26).
In the early 1920s, when Harriman paid his visit to Germany, the
membership of the Thule Society included Dietrich Eckart,
Hess, and Heinrich Himmler (27) all of whom were directly associated
with Adolph Hitler, and all of whom became Nazi leaders (3,5). The
secret society that had anointed Hitler as its leader, would later
become known to the world as the SS - The Brotherhood of Death
Although it cannot be proved, there is evidence to suggest that
Himmler’s SS, and its American counterpart, Skull and Bones, were
one and the same and directly linked with the Thule Society or the Illuminnati. In fact (and as will be detailed later in this
chapter), some of the occult rituals that were said to be part of
the initiation into the Thule Society and the SS (27), are similar
to those that are said to be practiced by initiates into the
American chapter of the Brotherhood of Death, that is, Skull and
For example, both employ initiation ceremonies in which the initiate
“dies to the world and be born again into the Order...” (29).
In October of 1988 then Vice-President George H.W. Bush was asked by
a reporter if he were “a Christian.” At first Bush seemed confused
by the question, but then said, “if you mean born again, then, yes,
I am a Christian.”
In his book, Mein Kamph (7) and in some of his speeches, Hitler also
refers to being born again, that is “born anew.” Likewise, George
Bush Jr., refers to himself as “born again” and freely admits he was
“honored” to be chosen to be a member of Skull and Bones.
reported in the August 7, 2000 issue of Time magazine, Bush was
“Did you have any qualms, say, about joining an elite secret
club like Bones?” Bush replied, “No qualms at all. I was honored.”
The motto of Hitler’s SS begins as follows:
“It is an honor to be an
SS man. It is an honor...” (6).
The leaders of the Thule Society
also believed it to be an honor to have inducted Hitler into the
mysteries of its secret order (27).
In 1919, Dietrich Eckart, a
leading member of the Thule Society, met Adolph Hitler for the first
time. Eckhart believed that Hitler was the German “Messiah... the
long-awaited savior” who would lead Germany to her destiny.
took Hitler under his wing and initiated Hitler into the mysteries
of the secret order:
“Follow Hitler; he will dance, but it is I who
have called the tune. I have initiated him into the Secret Doctrine,
opened his centers of vision, and given him the means to communicate
with the powers” (27).
Hitler, in turn, referred to Eckhart as the “spiritual founder of”
the Nazi party (7). In Table Talk (7) Hitler says of the man:
all taken a step forward on the road of existence, and we could no
longer picture to ourselves exactly what Dietrich Eckart was for us.
He shone in our eyes like the polar star.”
In the final paragraphs
of Mein Kampf (7), Hitler says of Eckart,
“he was one of the best,
who devoted his life to the awakening...”
Prominent members of Thule also included Rudolf Hess.
who Harriman visited in 1922, reports that it was Hess who
introduced him to Adolph Hitler. Thyssen too, thought Hitler would be
the savior of Germany (30).
Like the Bonesmen, Thyssen believed that
the New World Order would be ruled by the kings of banking and
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THE BANKING BROTHERHOOD
Thyssen and Harriman agreed to establish a banking association, and
two years later, in 1924 the W.A. Harriman Co., established an
international investment firm, “Union Banking Corporation,” which
was in business with the Thyssens (31).
Bert Walker’s son, George
Herbert Walker, was made president (24).
As detailed by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin in their superbly
George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography,
personal agreement between Averell Harriman and Fritz Thyssen in
1922... the Union Banking Corporation has since its inception
handled funds chiefly supplied to it through the Dutch bank by the Thyssen interests for American investment... transferring funds
back and forth between New York and the Thyssen interests.”
The Union Banking Corporation and the Thyssen bank also acted as
Nazi fronts and served to launder funds for Thyssen and the
Nazis - money and funds that could be used to buy guns, arms,
favorable publicity, and dozens of U.S. senators, congressman, and
newspaper editors (12).
“Prescott Bush became vice president of W.A. Harriman & Co. in 1926.
That same year, a friend of Harriman and Bush set up a giant new
organization for their client Fritz Thyssen, prime sponsor of
politician Adolph Hitler.
The new German Steel Trust, Germany’s
largest industrial corporation, was organized in 1926 by Wall Street
banker Clarence Dillon. Dillon was an old comrade of Prescott Bush’s
father Sam Bush” (24).
Thyssen went into business with
Harriman for the same reasons he
went into business with Hitler, to increase his wealth and power.
is unlikely that Thyssen did not inform Harriman of his intention of
helping Hitler come to power. Indeed, Fritz Thyssen was Adolph
Hitler’s primary financial backer and had been providing
considerable financial support to Hitler and the Nazis, since 1923
(30). At their first meeting, Thyssen gave the new “German Messiah,”
At the same time, Thyssen and Harriman were also making big
plans, some of which were dependent on Hitler coming to power.
As Thyssen explained (30):
“We were at the worst time of the
inflation. In Berlin the government was in distress. It was ruined
financially. Authority was crumbling. In Saxony a communist
government had been formed and the Red terror, organized by Max Hoelz, reigned through the countryside. The German Reich ... was now
about to crumble.”
Thyssen states that it was General
Erich Ludendorff who first told
him of Hitler and that Hess made the introductions.
In 1923, General
Erich Ludendorff was also the chief patron of Hitler’s SA - which,
because it had been outlawed by the German government, had been
renamed “Frontbann” (6). The SA (“Frontbann”) was a terrorist
organization, which counted among its members, Heinrich Himmler.
Thyssen admits that he was mesmerized by Hitler (30).
his orator gifts and his ability to lead the masses. What impressed
me most however was the order that reigned over his meetings, the
almost military discipline of his followers.”
In 1924, after his meetings with Hitler, Fritz Thyssen sent
J. Kouwenhoven, the managing director of his bank, to meet with the
Harriman-Walker clique. It was after that meeting that the Union
Banking Corporation was established.
In 1926 George Walker made his son-in-law Prescott Bush,
vice-president of Harriman & Co. and president of Union Banking
The Thyssen banking relationship was expanded to include
partnerships in the new German Steel Trust, Germany’s largest
industrial corporation, which was also headed by Fritz Thyssen,
Adolph Hitler’s primary financial backer.
According to the United States Government, Prescott Bush’s Union
Banking Corporation (which he directed) was working as a front for
the “Thyssen family” of “Germany... nationals ... of a designated
enemy country” (31).
As summed up by John Loftus, former U.S. Department of Justice Nazi
War Crimes prosecutor, and the President of the Florida Holocaust
“Thyssen (and the Nazi Party) obtained” his “early financing
from Brown Brothers Harriman, and its affiliate, the Union Banking
Corporation. Union Bank, in turn, was the Bush family’s holding
company for a number of other entities, including the Holland
American Trading Company.
The Bush’s Union Bank bought the same
corporate stock that the Thyssens were selling as part of their Nazi
These Nazi-front companies, “Brown Brothers, Harriman” and “Union
Banking Corporation,” were controlled almost entirely by men who
belonged to the American chapter of “Skull and Bones” (32).
Bush and associates, and Standard Oil, also provided loans,
executive expertise, and petroleum-related products to
(12). IG Farben used that expertise to develop poison gas and
petroleum to drive the Nazi war machine, and to run its slave labor
and death-camps, the most notorious of which was Auschwitz where
83,000 people worked as slaves.
It is estimated that in the concentration camps alone, Himmler’s SS,
worked to death and killed over 10 million men and women (6). A
favored method of killing was using a special gas developed by IG
As detailed in chapter 2, Prescott Bush and Harriman were also in
business with several other leading Nazis, such as Friedrich Flick
who later became Hitler’s minister of the Interior, as well as IG.
Farben, the company that developed the poison gas to kill Russians,
gypsies, and Jews. Like Harriman and Bush, Flick was a member of The
The Flick-Harriman partnership was managed by Prescott
Bush (see chapter 2).
According to a U.S. government brief presented in 1946 at the
Nuremberg war crimes tribunal, industrialist Friedrich Flick, was “a
leading financial contributor to the Nazi Party from 1932 on and a
member of the Circle of Friends of Himmler who contributed large
sums to the Nazi SS.”
The “Circle of Friends” is also known as the “Friends of the Reichsfuhrer SS.” The Hamburg-Amerika line, which was directed by
Prescott Bush, was also counted among the Friends of the Reichsfuhrer SS (6)
- also known as “The Order” and the “Brotherhood
Frick joined this most secretive and powerful of societies in 1932.
By contrast, Prescott Bush and the Harriman brothers (W.A. and E.R)
joined the American chapter of The Order, in 1917, 1913, and 1917,
respectively, long before Hitler had taken the first steps on his
long road to power.
They were all part of the same brotherhood,
however. Indeed, be it the Thule Society, the SS, or the American
version of “The Order,” all sprouted from the same German roots.
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THE BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH
The evil, diabolic symbolism of Skull and Bones is designed to stir
feelings of terror and to warn of death which is why it appears on
bottles of poison and has been the symbol of choice for pirates and
It is precisely because it is designed to induce
terror that the symbol of the death head became the talisman worn on
the black uniforms of Adolph Hitler’s Nazi elite: The Order - the
dreaded SS, the Brotherhood of Death.
The Bonesman of Yale shared not just the symbolism of the Skull and
Bones with the SS Nazi elite, but practiced many of the same exact
initiation rituals and recruited their elite members from the same
strata of society.
Like the Bonesmen of Yale, the Nazi SS recruited its members from
the upper echelons of society, i.e. the blue bloods, bankers, and
aristocrats. As detailed by Heinz Hohns (6),
“the first arrivals
were from the aristocracy. Even before the Nazi seizure of power
certain great names had been added to the SS list” including Grand
Dukes, Counts, and Princes.
“in spring 1933 came a further
infusion of blue blood. Many of the senior SS posts were occupied by
the nobility... and the ruling class elite. The primary requirements
in the SS, were money and officer material, and they could come only
from one source - the old-established ruling class elite - the nobility,
the world of commerce and the financiers... German’s captains of
There were, however, different ranks within the SS.
Those who were
to belong to the highest ranks underwent an initiation ceremony
similar to that of the Order of Skull and Bones at Yale. As detailed
in Heinz Hohn’s, The Order of the Death’s Head (6), initiates into
the SS underwent an occult-like quasi-religious midnight ceremony
involving oath-taking, question and answer confessions, and
prayer-like sessions, all of which were designed to impress upon the
initiate that he was able to become a “knight” and a member of a
The ceremony took place at midnight, in a castle, beneath the dining
hall where there lay “a stone crypt” and “the realm of the dead”
“A flight of steps in the middle of the crypt led down into a
well-like cavity; in the centre of the cavity were twelve stone
Bones and relics, including the skull and skeleton of
noble men and kings were also kept within the “holy of holies”
including the bones of “King Heinrich.”
Initiates would thus commune with the spirits of the dead, who might
appear and even speak. The initiate into the SS, by undergoing this
spiritual journey, would also be reborn, as a knight, and a member
of the secret order (6).
Likewise, we are informed that initiates into Yale’s 'The Order',
were required to undergo an array of “exotic and occult” “bonding
rituals” including a quasi-religious midnight ceremony which
involved question and answer confessions that took place while the
initiate lay in a coffin (17,29).
The ceremony took place in castle, at midnight, in “the tomb.”
explained by Ron Rosenbaum (29) while lying in the “coffin” the
“off on a symbolic journey through the underworld to
rebirth, which takes place in Room Number 322. There, the Order
clothes the newborn knight in its own special garments, implying
that, henceforth, he will tailor himself to the Order’s mission” (p.
The Castle walls of Himmler’s SS headquarters, were heavily
decorated with Nazi symbols and regalia.
Likewise, based on several independent reports by those who visited
the Skull and Bones’ Yale Castle - what Bones initiates call “the
Tomb” - some of the walls and rooms are covered with Nazi symbols and
regalia, including swastikas, and “SS macho Nazi iconography.”
visitor described a room with “a little Nazi shrine inside” (17,18).
In yet another room of the Order of Skull and Bones, one visitor
observed “mantelpieces decorated with loads of skulls.” She and
others have been told,
“that in order to prove their mettle and
perhaps to bond them in mutual guilt over participation in an
illicit act, each class of 15 new initiates to Skull and Bones are
required to dig up the skull of a famous person and bring it to the
Tomb to be enshrined in its skull collection” (17,18).
Like the SS, The Order of Skull and Bones is also known as the
Brotherhood of Death. And we are told, initiates into the SS and The
Order of Skull and Bones, are required to say the words: “It is an
When George W. Bush was asked,
“Did you have any qualms, say, about
joining an elite secret club like Bones?” Bush replied, “I was
The identical symbolism and use of similar language is not just
coincidence. In fact, Prescott Bush and several of his fellow Bonesmen, felt such an affinity with Nazi terrorist ideals, that
they helped arm Hitler’s SS and the Nazi terrorist war machine.
However, Bush and his partners in banking and oil, did not link up
with Hitler and his SS just because of shared ideology but because
of money, oil, and an unquenchable thirst for power.
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THE OIL BROTHERHOOD I
As the 1932 presidential elections began, Hitler and the Nazi party
were almost broke. They were desperate for funds. And then, after
meeting with the captains of industry, Hitler was suddenly flush
According to Hitler’s vice-Chancellor, Franz von Papen (34),
most documented account of the National Socialists’ sudden
acquisition of funds was contained in a book published in Holland in
1933.” It was published “by the old established Amsterdam publishing
house of Van Holkema & Warendorf, called De Geldbronnen van Het
Nationaal-Socialisme (Drie Gesprekken Met Hitler) under the name
In that book, “The Financial Sources of National Socialism” it is
claimed that Hitler’s rise to power was aided directly by Wall
Street bankers, industrialists, and oil companies, including
Standard Oil, and John D. Rockefeller, who contributed $32,000,000
between the years 1929 to 1932.
In the opening paragraphs, the author, who calls himself “Sydney
Warburg” states that:
“There are moments when I want to turn away
from a world of such intrigue, trickery, swindling and tampering
with the stock exchange... Do you know what I can never
understand? How it is possible that people of good and honest
character - for which I have ample proof - participate in swindling
and fraud, knowing full well that it will affect thousands.”
York Times (11/24/1933), was quick to dismiss the book, but in so
doing, revealed its own Nazi sympathies: “Hoax on Nazis Feared.”
Feared? The New York Times, “feared” that not only the Nazis, but
the publishers were “victims of a hoax.”
The New York Times was apparently a fan of Hitler, for prior to
1933, and during the same time Rockefeller and Standard Oil were
contributing millions of dollars, it ran several quite positive
stories about Adolph Hitler in 1929, 1930, and 1931 (35) as did the
Hearst publishing empire (15).
The author of this “feared hoax” was “Sydney Warburg.” However,
after the book’s publication, not only the New York Times but the
Warburg family, which included Max Warburg, a director of IG Farben
in Germany, and Paul Warburg a director of American
denounced the book.
Of course, we also know that IG. Farben was a
major financial supporter of Hitler, and we know the Standard Oil
and the Bush-Harriman clique were in business with IG Farben (36).
So, the Warburg denunciation cannot be taken completely seriously.
Nevertheless, James Warburg demanded that the book be destroyed
because it contains,
“a mass of libelous material against various
members of my family and against a number of prominent banking
houses and individuals in New York.”
However, Warburg then goes on
“I have never to this day seen a copy of the book” (37).
Within days of the book's publication, and although those who
denounced it have never seen a copy it disappeared from circulation
and almost all copies were quickly destroyed (36).
As detailed in Antony C. Sutton’s well documented book, Wall Street
and the Rise of Hitler (36), the first section of the book explains
that in 1929, American banks and investors were concerned that the
demands by France on German war reparations, were eating into their
Thus, these American business men called a meeting in
June 1929 to discuss the problem and what might be done.
attendance included “members of
the Federal Reserve Bank and leading
American bankers” including the “directors of Guaranty Trust
Company, the Presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks, in addition to
five independent bankers, young Rockefeller, and Glean from Royal
Rockefeller” and “Carter” of Guaranty Trust Company,
“dominated the proceedings. The others listened and nodded their
Antony Sutton, then goes on to report that according to Warburg’s
“The general consensus at the bankers’ meeting was that the only way
to free Germany from French financial clutches was by revolution,
either Communist or German Nationalist.” Rockefeller argued that the
money should go to Hitler. After some negotiation, 10 million
dollars was transferred to the Nazis.
During subsequent meetings, it
was explained that Hitler’s storm troopers and SS, were
insufficiently equipped and badly needed machine guns, revolvers,
and carbines. Hitler explained that he had two plans for takeover in
Germany: (a) revolution (b) legal takeover plan. Hitler is quoted as
saying, “revolution costs five hundred million marks. Legal takeover
costs two hundred million marks - what will your bankers decide?”
A legal takeover thus offered the best deal.
Warburg passed these
demands to Rockefeller and Guaranty Trust and received the following
answer in reply:
“Suggested amounts are out of the question. We don’t want to and
cannot. Explain to man that such a transfer to Europe will shatter
financial market. Absolutely unknown on international territory.
Expect long report, before decision is made. Stay there. Continue
investigation. Persuade man of impossible demands. Don’t forget to
include in report own opinion of possibilities for future of man.”
After further negotiations, Rockefeller and the American banking and
oil interests offered an additional $15 million which would help
finance the legal takeover. Revolution would be too expensive and
In the months after Hitler took power, in 1933, Warburg delivered
yet another payment from Rockefeller and Carter and their associates
in banking, industry, and oil, i.e. 7 million dollars (37).
the New York Times, and the directors of IG Farben - a company that
assisted in the murder of millions of men, women, and children - have
decried this cruel “hoax” which puts the Nazis, Rockefeller,
Standard Oil, and the bankers at Guaranty in such a bad light, we do
know that these men and these companies were in business with the
And we know that Emil Helfferich, chairman of the
Bush-Harriman company, Hamburg-Amerika, was also chairman of Standard Oil’s German subsidiaries.
Emil Helfferich frequently wrote out checks to Heinrich Himmler
payable on a special Standard Oil account. According to U.S.
intelligence documents reviewed by author Anthony Sutton (36), Helfferich was still making these payments to the S.S. in 1944
same S.S. which was rounding up, enslaving, and supervising the mass
murder of Russians, Jews, Gypsies, Poles, etc., at IG Farben’s death
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THE STANDARD OIL NAZIS
“In two years Germany will be manufacturing oil and gas enough out
of soft coal for a long war. The Standard Oil of New York is
furnishing millions of dollars to help.”
-Commercial Attaché, U.S.
Embassy in Berlin, Germany, January 1933.
Standard Oil also provided expertise to IG. Farben including the
know how to make leaded gasoline. As detailed in an IG Farben memo:
“Since the beginning of the war we have been in a position to
produce lead tetraethyl solely because, a short time before the
outbreak of the war, the Americans had established plants for us
ready for production and supplied us with all available experience.
In this manner we did not need to perform the difficult work of
development because we could start production right away on the
basis of all the experience that the Americans had for years.”
In another IG Farben memo Standard Oil’s assistance in procuring $20
million worth of aviation fuel and lubricants is acknowledged:
further remarkable example of advantageous effect for us of the
contract between IG and Standard Oil, the following should be
mentioned: in the years 1934 / 1935 our government had the greatest
interest in gathering from abroad a stock of especially valuable
mineral oil products (in particular, aviation gasoline and aviation
lubricating oil), and holding it in reserve to an amount
approximately equal to 20 million dollars at market value.
German Government asked IG if it were not possible, on the basis o
fits friendly relations with Standard Oil, to buy this amount in
Farben’s name; actually, however, as trustee of the German
Government. The fact that we actually succeeded by means of the most
difficult negotiations in buying the quantity desired by our
government from the American Standard Oil Company and the Dutch
English Royal - Dutch - Shell group and in transporting it to
Germany, was made possible only through the aid of the Standard Oil
Standard oil, Rockefeller, and the Bush-Harriman clique, not only
provided financial and technological assistance to Hitler, but
assisted his war effort and terror campaign to the detriment of the
United States (13,36,38).
It is because of this collaboration, that the Bush-Harriman- Walker
properties were seized by the U.S. government for violation of the
Trading with the Enemy Act (31).
Charges of “criminal conspiracy with the enemy” were also filed
against Standard Oil. However, when evidence of collusion was
presented by Thurman Arnold, chief of the Antitrust Division of the
U.S. government, it was pointed out by Standard that it was also
selling oil and fuel to the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force. If
Standard Oil were punished, America might lose a major share of its
oil supply, and might lose the war.
Standard Oil not only threatened the government of the United
States, but it had already orchestrated a major oil and gasoline
shortage during the Summer of 1941. These artificial shortages were
also investigated by the United States Congress.
As summarized by the U.S. National Archives, a “Special Committee to
Investigate Gasoline and Fuel-Oil Shortages” commenced hearings on
August 28, 1941.
“18.89 Fear of impending gasoline scarcity along
the Atlantic seaboard gripped the American public during the summer
of 1941. Members of Congress were deluged with letters and telegrams
from concerned constituents. In August... authorities... sought to
quiet public concern. These statements failed to stop the hoarding
of gasoline and the deterioration of public confidence.”
“18.90 In response to the confusing situation, the Senate
established the Special Committee to Investigate Gasoline and Fuel-
Oil Shortages (78A-F31) on August 28, 1941. The committee, chaired
by Francis T. Maloney of Connecticut, was to investigate the
shortage of fuel in the various States, the methods of delivery, and
the means to ensure an adequate supply for national defense without
undue hardship to the private sector... A major focus of the
committee was the petroleum distribution system.”
Recalling the terrible gas shortages which were due to a problem in
the “petroleum distribution system” the government backed down and
Rockefeller and Standard oil escaped punishment.
The charges of
“criminal conspiracy with the enemy” were dropped. However, Standard
Oil did not get off the hook completely.
Standard oil agreed to release its patents and pay a modest fine.
Thurman Arnold did not let the matter drop, however. He, along with
Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, provided the documents
detailing the collusion between Standard Oil and IG Farben, to
Senator Harry Truman, chairman of the Senate Special Committee
Investigating the National Defense Program.
There followed a series
of hearings in March 1942,
“In order to disclose the truth about
Standard” (13, 39).
After the hearing, the committee chairman, Harry S. Truman,
characterized the arrangements between Standard Oil and IG Farben as
“treasonable.” Again, however, the entire matter was dropped.
Standard Oil again threatened to disrupt the U.S. war effort.
According to Mark Aarons and John Loftus (The Secret War Against the
“There was a reason for Rockefeller’s escape: blackmail.
According to the former intelligence officers we interviewed on this
point, the blackmail was simple and powerful: The Dulles brothers
(John Foster, later Secretary of State, and Allen, later director of
the CIA) had one of their clients threaten to interrupt the U.S. oil
supply during wartime.
Standard executives made it clear that the
entire U.S. war effort was fueled by their oil and it could be
stopped... The American government had no choice but to go along
if it wanted to win the war” (39).
In May of 1942, another aspect of the treasonable relationship
maintained between Standard Oil and IG Farben was brought up during
testimony before a Patents Committee hearings, chaired by Senator Homer T. Bone.
Even after Hitler declared war on the United States,
Rockefeller and thus Standard Oil was collaborating with Nazi
Germany and seeking to prevent the U.S. from manufacturing
explosives and synthetic rubber (40,41,42).
Following the conclusion of the war, Standard Oil’s treasonable
behavior was again brought to light by the United States Congress.
During congressional hearings conducted before the Truman, Bone, and
Kilgore Committees, it was concluded that “Standard Oil” had
“seriously imperiled the war preparations of the United States” and
that Standard Oil had colluded with IG Farben, to prevent the United
States from gaining access to war-related technologies such as the
creation of “synthetic rubber.”
As noted, although the most serious charges against Standard Oil
were dropped, the U.S. government did seize a number of its patents,
under the Trading with the Enemy Act.
However, in July of 1944, Standard Oil, filed a lawsuit against the
U.S. government, contesting the seizure of its patents. In November
of 1945, Judge Charles E. Wyzanski ruled that the government had
been entitled to seize the patents.
Standard Oil appealed.
On September 22, 1947, Judge Charles Clark
rejected the appeal, concluding that,
“Standard Oil can be considered
an enemy national in view of its relationships with IG. Farben after
the United States and Germany had become active enemies” (40).
Rockefeller, of course, was a member of the Brotherhood. Rockefeller
was also in business with other Nazi collaborators, including
Prescott Bush and the Harrimans.
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THE OIL BROTHERHOOD II
From 1927 to 1941, the future director of the CIA, Allen Dulles
worked as lawyer and international finance specialist for Sullivan &
Cromwell, a Wall Street law firm in New York.
Dulles performed work
for Bush, Harriman, and Rockefeller in setting up business
relationships with the Nazis and with top Nazi industrialists, and
served as legal counsel for Standard Oil and the Nazi’s IG Farben,
who had partnered with the Rockefellers (43).
Allen Dulles played a pivotal role in promoting U.S.-Nazi corporate
relations. The Nazis considered Allen Dulles to be “the most
influential White House man in Europe” and Dulles had numerous
meetings with top ranking members of the SS (6).
In fact both Dulles brothers (John Foster, later Secretary of State,
and Allen, later director of the CIA) represented the interests of
Bush, Harriman, Rockefeller, and other Nazi collaborators prior to,
during and after the ending of the second world war.
served as a spymaster, lawyer and deal maker who brought over a
thousand high ranking Nazis into the CIA and found jobs for them in
the Republican party and corporate America (43,44), John Foster
Dulles was on the board of IG Farben who had partnered with Standard
As was the case with Guaranty Trust, which provided loans to the
Nazis and to the Soviet Union, Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was also
in business with Hitler’s nemesis: the Soviet Union. By doing
business with both fascist regimes, this guaranteed that regardless
of who won the war, Standard Oil would profit. The Dulles brothers
are said to have played a major role in ironing out the Soviet deal.
In 1938, oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia. The king of Saudi
Arabia, Ibn Saud, was a supporter of Adolph Hitler. Dulles, acting as
a representative of Standard Oil (as well as IG Farben) also played
a major role in negotiating and gaining major concessions from Ibn
As Saudi Prince Bandar explained to PBS Frontline (45):
“America has never been a colonizing power as far as we were
concerned. Our relationship with America... started in the 1930s.
And when the Americans came to Saudi Arabia, they didn’t come as an
invader. They came actually as a private sector, trying to help us
find oil. They found the oil for us, and they’ve been our friends
The result of these discoveries and negotiations was a joint venture
between Standard Oil, Texaco, and Mobil, and the formation of the
Arabian-American Oil Company (ARAMCO).
King Ibn Saud and his family
were promised millions in return, whereas the Arabian people
received basically nothing (46).
By 1944, Standard Oil had twice artificially created oil shortages
as a means of gaining leverage over the U.S. government. Based on
the discoveries made in Saudi Arabia, the Standard oilled cartel
successfully lobbied the U.S. Senate, which in turn proposed that
the U.S. government should finance the construction of oil pipelines
and oil refineries so as to meet future energy needs. With the
assistance of the Dulles brothers, this proposal soon became a
program to assist Standard oil and ARAMCO in the Persian Gulf.
In February and March of 1944, the “Special Committee Investigating
Petroleum Resources” began hammering out the details.
As summarized by the United States National Archives:
February 1944, the Petroleum Administrator for War, Secretary of
Interior Harold Ickes, announced that the Arabian-American Oil Co.
would construct a refinery to produce petroleum war products for the
Allied Nations, and that the U.S. Government would construct a
petroleum pipeline from the Persian Gulf area to the eastern shore
of the Mediterranean and would obtain a crude oil petroleum reserve
of one billion barrels in the Gulf area.”
Because of interests
pertaining to “national welfare and security” this Special Committee
also agreed to “the disposal of Government-owned pipelines and
refineries as surplus properties, tidelands oil, and other issues
related to petroleum supplies.”
In other words, after twice being held hostage by Standard Oil, the
U.S. government agreed to give “Government-owned pipelines and
refineries” to this Standard oil-led cartel, and to fund the
creation of new pipelines and refineries in Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. government and the oil cartel headed by Standard Oil, were
now in business with the “royal family” of Ibn Saud. Saud and his
family began receiving millions of dollars in payments as their
reward for selling out so cheaply (46).
Roosevelt, it is said, had been considering bringing charges of
treason against Dulles, Bush, and Rockefeller following the
conclusion of the second world war. However, Roosevelt’s death put a
stop to that. Not only did these traitors get off scott free, but
the Dulles brothers also received handsome rewards, Allen becoming
the first director the CIA, and John, the Secretary of State.
Nevertheless, although faded by time, and despite the purposeful
destruction of incriminating records, the facts remain the same:
the Dulles brothers
...had partnered with a terrorist Nazi regime at war with the
The Saudi royal family, the Bush family, the Harrimans, Rockefellers, American banks, American Oil, and America’s
political elite, went into business with Nazi terrorists who
murdered tens of millions of innocent, men, women, and children,
including tens of thousands of Americans. They partnered with a
terrorist regime that was at war with America for three interrelated
reasons: money, oil, and power.
Decades later, after Bush was elected vice-president and then
President, he, the Saudi royal family, and the CIA, would provide
tens of millions of dollars in support of yet another terrorist
organization that would declare war with the United States, this one
ostensibly headed by Saudi multi-millionaire, Osama bin Laden.
shall see, doing business with gangsters, thugs, and terrorists who
preach death to America, and who kill Americans, is a Bush family
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1). Phenomenology of Spirit; Philosophy of History; Science of
Logic; The Philosophy of Right; by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.
2). The Bondage of the Will; By Faith Alone; by Martin Luther.
3). W. L. Shirer. “The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich.” Fawcett
World Library, New York, 1960.
4). John Loftus and Mark Aarons. “The Secret War Against The Jews”
St. Martins Press, New York, 1994; Charles Higham, “Trading
with the Enemy - An Expose of the Nazi-American Money Plot
1933-1949,” Delacorte Press, 1983; Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, “George
Bush: The Unauthorized Biography,” The Executive Intelligence
5). J. Toland. “Adolf Hitler,” Doubleday, New York, 1976
6). Heinz Hohne. The Order of the Death’s Head.” Ballantine, New
7). Adolf Hitler, “Mein Kampf;” Adolf Hitler, “Table Talk.”
8). David MacGregor, “Hegel and Marx After the Fall of Communism,
“Demy, 1998; Sowell Thomas, “Marxist Philosophy and Economics,”
William Morrow and Company,” New York 1985. In 1843, Marx began work
on a line-by-line analysis of Hegel’s “Philosophy of Right” and
introduced a synthesis which he described as “dialectical
materialism,” the philosophy of communism. In 1948, Karl Marx and
Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto, in which he
applied Hegel’s ideas of thesis and anti-thesis to government and
capitalism to arrive at the synthesis of a “conflict-free
society;” i.e., communism. Marx believed his idea of a communist
society was the fulfillment of Hegel’s ideal, which, according to
Marx and Engle, “had been turned upside down on its head.” Marx
believed he had put the Hegelian Idea right side up. In Marxist
communism, instead of just a few individuals owning all the means of
95 ...Bush, bin Laden, 9-11... production, and thus all the wealth,
all the people would own their own means of production and would
share equally in its rewards. “Hegel- in contrast to his disciples-
did not parade ignorance, but was one of the finest intellects of
all time” -Friedrich Engels, “The Critique of Political Economy.”
9). Tom Rockmore, “On Heidegger’s Nazism and Philosophy,,”
University of California Press, 1992. Leonard Peikoff, “The Ominous
Parallels,” Second Renaissance, Inc. 1986.
10). Antony Sutton, “Wall Street And The Bolshevik
Arlington House, 1974; Among the banks loaning millions of dollars
to the Soviet Union in the early 1900s: J.P. Morgan, Guranty Trust
Company (Harriman-Walker), and Rockefeller’s Chase-Manhattan Bank.
It is estimated that over $75,000,000 in assistance was provided. In
1912, Mrs. Edward Harriman (Mother of Roland and Averell Harriman)
sold 8,000 shares of Guaranty Trust to J.P. Morgan which thus
acquired a controlling interest. The Harriman-Walker-Bush and
Rockefeller banking clique had their eye on the oil-rich Caspian
basin and the Caucuses. With these loans, the Soviet Union was able
to purchase oil-related services from companies controlled by this
same clique, including Rockefellers Standard Oil which built oil
refineries which were financed by the loans provided by
11). The Washington Post, 2/2/1918; John Loftus and Mark Aarons.
“The Secret War Against The Jews” St. Martins Press, New York, 1994;
Charles Higham, “Trading with the Enemy: An Expose of the
Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949,” Delacorte Press, 1983; Webster
G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, “George Bush: The Unauthorized
Biography,” The Executive Intelligence Review; Antony Sutton, “Wall
Street and the Bolshevik Revolution,” Arlington House, 1974; Eustace
Mullins, “The World Order,” 1980.
12). Anthony Sutton, “Wall Street And The Rise of Hitler,” Anthony
Sutton, “How the Order Creates War & Revolution;” John Loftus and
Mark Aarons. “The Secret War Against The Jews” St. Martins Press,
New York, 1994; Charles Higham, “Trading with the Enemy: An Expose
of the Nazi-American Money Plot 1933-1949,” Delacorte Press, 1983;
Christopher Simpson, “The Splendid Blond Beast.”
13). “Senate Special Committee Investigating the National Defense
Program,” Senator Harry Truman, chairman, May-August, 1942; NMT,
“IG. Farben Case,” Volumes VII and VIII; “Elimination of German
Resources,” United States Congress; United States Senate, Patents
Committee, Senator Homer T. Bone, Chairman, May, 1942.
14). Edward J., Jr. Renehan, “The Kennedys at War, 1937-1945,”
15). William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937, “Ambassador
Dodd’s Diary;” see also Court Documents: Hearst vs Gillmor, see
paragraph 61: “Promptly after this said visit with Adolf Hitler and
the making of said arrangements. . . said plaintiff, William
Randolph Hearst, instructed all Hearst press correspondents in
Germany, including those of INS [International News Service] to
report happenings in Germany only in a friendly’ manner. All of such
correspondents reporting happenings in Germany accurately and
without friendliness, sympathy and bias for the actions of the then
German government, were transferred elsewhere, discharged, or forced
to resign.” According to journalist George Seldes: “William Randolph
Hearst, Sr., was the lord of all the press lords in the United
States. The millions who read the Hearst newspapers and magazines
and saw Hearst newsreels in the nation’s moviehouses had their minds
poisoned by Hitler propaganda.., Hitler had the support of the most
widely circulated magazine in history, ‘Readers Digest,’ as well as
nineteen big-city newspapers and one of the three great American
news agencies, the $220-million Hearst press empire” (George Seldes,
“Even the Gods Can’t Change History”).
16). Karl Meyer, “The Opium War’s Secret History,” New York Times,
6/28/1997; Jack Breeching, “The Chinese Opium Wars,” Harcourt Brace
17). Anthony Sutton, “America’s Secret Establishment: An
introduction to The Order of Skull & Bones” Liberty House, New York.
18). Ron Rosenbaum, “The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones,” Esquire
Magazine, September, 1977; Peggy Alder-Robohm, “Skull and Bones
Bush’s Boy’s Club,” Covert Action Quarterly No. 33, 1990; John Schrag, “Skeleton in His Closet,” Willamette Week, September 19- 25,
1991; David W. Dunlap, “Yale Society Resists Peeks Into Its Crypt,”
New York Times, 11/4/88.
19). Peggy Alder-Robohm, “Skull and Bones
- Bush’s Boy’s Club,”
Covert Action Quarterly No. 33, 1990; John Schrag, “Skeleton in His
Closet,” Willamette Week, September 19-25, 1991.
20). Bensel, Richard F. “Yankee Leviathan: The Origins of Central
State Authority in America, 1859-1877,” Cambridge University Press,
1990; Ransom, Roger L. “Conflict and Compromise: The Political
Economy of Slavery, Emancipation, and the American Civil War.” New
York: Cambridge University Press, 1989; Ransom, Roger L. “The
Economic Consequences of the American Civil War.” In The Political
Economy of War and Peace, M. Wolfson. Norwell (Ed), Kluwer Academic
Publishers, 1998; Goldin, Claudia, and Frank Lewis. “The Post-
Bellum Recovery of the South and the Cost of the Civil War:
Comment.” Journal of Economic History 38, 487-492, 1978.
21). Michael Fellman, ‘’Inside War.” T. J. Stiles, “Jesse James,
Last Rebel of the Civil War,” Knopf, 2002.
22). Ted Flynn, “Hope for the Wicked;” Webster G. Tarpley & Anton
Chaitkin, “George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography,” The Executive
Intelligence Review. A veritable list of America’s financial elite
and powerful have been members of Skull and Bones.
23). Fitzhugh Green, “George Bush: An Intimate Portrait,” Hippocrene
Books; Russell S. Bowen (ret. Brigadier General, U. S. Army), “The
Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed,” America West
Publishers 1991; Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, “George Bush:
The Unauthorized Biography,” The Executive Intelligence Review;
Christopher Simpson, “The Splendid Blond Beast.”
24). Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, “George Bush - The
Unauthorized Biography,” The Executive Intelligence Review.
25). Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas, “The Wise Men: Six Friends and
the World They Made,” Simon & Schuster, 1986; Christopher Ogden,
“Life of the Party: The Biography of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward
Harriman,” Little and Brown and Company 1994
26). William Still “New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret
Societies,” Huntington House, 1990; Michael Howard, “The Occult
Conspiracy: Secret Societies - Their Influence and Power in World
History,” Destiny Books 1989; Bill Cooper, “Behold A Pale Horse.”
27). Trevor Ravenscroft, “Spear of Destiny.”
28). Bill Cooper, “Behold a Pale Horse.” Ron Rosenbaum, “The Last
Secrets of Skull and Bones,” Esquire Magazine, September, 1977; 29).
Ron Rosenbaum, “The Last Secrets of Skull and Bones,” Esquire
Magazine, September, 1977.
30). Fritz Thyssen, “I Paid Hitler.”
31). On Oct. 20, 1942, Under the Trading with the Enemy Act, the
U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi German banking
operations in New York City which were being directed by Prescott
Bush, including 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, and three Nazis, and two other Bush
associates (see Office of Alien Property Custodian Vesting Order No.
248, Vesting Order No. 259, Vesting Order No. 261, Vesting Order No.
370). Vesting Order No. 248 noted that the Union Banking Corporation
was run as a front for the “Thyssen family” of “Germany” and
designated “Thyssen” as “nationals ... of a designated enemy
country.” See also testimony of Capt. Frederick C. Mensing, John
Schroeder, Paul von Lilienfeld-Toal, “Investigation of Nazi
Propaganda Activities and Investigation of Certain Other Propaganda
Activities,” Public Hearings before A Subcommittee of the Special
Committee on Un-American Activities, United States House of
Representatives, Seventy Third Congress, New York City, July 9-12,
1934 - Hearings No. 73- NY-7, Washington: U.S. Govt. Printing Office,
32). Members of Skull & Bones in Brown Bros, Harriman: Ray Morris
(Class of 1901), Mortimer Seabury (Class of 1909), W.A. Harriman
(Class of 1913), E. Roland Harriman (Class of 1917), Prescott
Sheldon Bush (Class of 1917), Ellery S. James (Class of 1917),
Knight Wooley (Class of 1917), Robert A. Lovett (Class of 1918).
Members of Skull and Bones in Union Banking Corp: E. Roland Harriman
(Class of 1917), Prescott Sheldon Bush (Class of 1917), Knight
Wooley (Class of 1917), Ellery Sedgewick James (Class of 1917).
33). Walter Isaacson, “My Heritage Is Part Of Who I Am,” Time
34). Franz von Papen, “Memoirs,” E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1958,
Translated by Brian Connell.
35). New York Times, 9/15/1930, 9/21/1930/ In 1929 the New York
Times reported only one brief item on Adolf Hitler. In 1931 it
repeatedly ran articles on Hitler most of which presented him in a
36). Antony C. Sutton, “Wall Street And The Rise of Hitler.”
37). James P. Warburg’s Sworn Affidavit, New York City, New York,
8/15/1949. However, there is also evidence that the Warburgs were
also enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. In a letter dated, March 27,
1933, Max Warburg states that “For the last few years business was
considerably better than we had anticipated, but a reaction is
making itself felt for some months. We are actually suffering also
under the very active propaganda against Germany, caused by some
unpleasant circumstances. These occurrences were the natural
consequence of the very excited election campaign, but were
extraordinarily exaggerated in the foreign press. The Government is
firmly resolved to maintain public peace and order in Germany, and I
feel perfectly convinced in this respect that there is no cause for
any alarm whatsoever.” On March 29, 1933, Max’s son, Erich Warburg,
sent a cable to his cousin Frederick M. Warburg, a director of the
Harriman railroad system; “use all your influence ‘’ to stop all
anti-Nazi activity in America, including “atrocity news and
unfriendly propaganda in foreign press, mass meetings, etc.” On
March 31, 1933, the American-Jewish Committee, issued a statement
asking that “no American boycott against Germany be encouraged.” See
John L. Spivak “Wall Street’s Fascist Conspiracy,” New Masses,
January 29-February 5, 1934.
38). Leonard and Mark Silk, “The American Establishment;” Carrol
Quigley, “Tragedy and Hope;”James F. Hopkins, “A History of the Hemp
Industry in Kentucky,” University of Kentucky Press, 1951; - George
Seldes, “Facts and Fascism,” In Fact, Inc., 1943; George Seldes,
“Even the Gods Can’t Change History: The Facts Speak for
Themselves,” Lyle Stuart, Inc., 1976.
39). John Loftus and Mark Aarons. “The Secret War Against The Jews”
St. Martins Press, New York, 1994;
40). “Trading with the Enemy,”
41). As detailed in the book,
Trading with the Enemy, “John R.
Jacobs, Jr., of the Attorney General’s department, testified that
Standard had interfered with the American explosives industry by
blocking the use of a method of producing synthetic ammonia. As a
result of its deals with
I.G. Farben, the United States had been unable
to use this vital process even after Pearl Harbor. Also, the United
States had been restricted in techniques of producing hydrogen from
natural gas and from obtaining paraflow, a product used for airplane
lubrication at high altitudes.” In addition, “Texas oil operator
C.R. Starnes appeared to testify that Standard had blocked him at
every turn in his efforts to produce synthetic rubber after Pearl
Harbor.” This testimony was followed by that of “John R. Jacobs” who
“reappeared in an Army private’s uniform (he had been inducted the
day before) to bring up another disagreeable matter: Standard had
also, in league with Farben, restricted production of methanol, a
wood alcohol that was sometimes used as motor fuel.”
42). NMT, IG. Farben case, Volumes VII and VIII, pp. 1304-1311;
“Elimination of German Resources, p. 1085.”
43). Richard Sasuly, “IG Farben.” Joseph Borkin, “The Crime and
Punishment of I.G. Farben,” 1978.
44). Christopher Simpson, “Blowback: America’s Recruitment of Nazis
and Its Effects On the Cold War,” Wiedenfeld & Nicholson, 1988; Tom
Bower, “The paperclip conspiracy : the hunt for the Nazi
scientists,” Little, Brown, 1987; Charles R. Allen, Jr. Nazi war
criminals in America : facts - action : the basic handbook,” Highgate
House, 1985; Clarence Lasby, “Project Paperclip; German scientists
and the Cold War,” Atheneum, 1971.
45). PBS Frontline, Prince Bandar interview, 9/2001.
46). SaÔd K. Aburish, “A Brutal Friendship: The West and the Arab
Elite,” St. Martins Press, 1997; Micah L. Sifry and Christopher Cerf,
“The Gulf War Reader,” Random House, 1991; A. M. Vasilev, Alexei
Vassiliev, “The History of Saudi Arabia,” New York University Press,
47). Russell S. Bowen (ret. Brigadier General, U. S. Army), “The
Immaculate Deception: The Bush Crime Family Exposed,” America West
Publishers. 1991; Peter Brewton, “The Mafia, CIA, and George Bush,”
Shapolsky Book Pub., 1992.
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