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In Light of IBM, Will GW Bush Admit His Own Nazi Connection? 

by Robert Lederman 

Now that IBM, one of Americas' most respected corporations, has been exposed as an enthusiastic ally of Nazi Germany whose technology helped make the Holocaust possible it seems timely to ask, when will GW Bush publicly deal with his families' numerous links to the Third Reich? 

[1] The Bush family and IBM are in good company. Among the many corporations and famous American individuals with their own direct link to Nazi Germany were Henry Ford, JP Morgan, Du Pont, Mellon, Allen Dulles (America's first CIA director), John Foster Dulles (President Eisenhowers' Secretary of State), Charles Lindbergh, William Randolph Hearst, Alcoa Aluminum, Rockefellers' Standard Oil (now Exxon), General Motors, ITT and Chase Manhattan Bank. 

[2] For these corporations and individuals this was not simply a matter of having an investment in a German subsidiary. Some of these corporate heads met repeatedly with Hitler and his closest advisors, contributed millions of dollars to help establish the Nazi party and in some cases - such as the Bush and Rockefeller families - continued to channel money and advanced technology to the Nazis even after the US entered WWII. Some of these corporations, like Chase Manhattan Bank, have publicly apologized for their Nazi connection. Others have acknowledged but not apologized for it. In the case of the Bush family they have neither acknowledged nor apologized for it. 

[3] In the case of our new President the connection is not limited to an embarrassing episode of WWII history. His father, former President Bush, was exposed in 1988 for having numerous former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in his Presidential campaign. GW Bush's corporate cabinet prominently features representatives of many of the same companies that were Hitler's biggest American supporters, like Alcoa and GM. His appointees have numerous direct ties to racist organizations like the Pioneer Fund which helped write both the US and Nazi eugenics laws and to modern day eugenicists like Charles Murray, author of the Bell Curve. Bush's entire domestic agenda, the absurdly named, "compassionate conservatism", was invented by the CIA's Manhattan Institute a right wing think tank founded by former CIA director William Casey who helped bring thousands of former Nazis to the US following WWII. The Bell Curve was written while Murray was a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and he continues to lecture there to this day. 

[4] It is understandable that the media, which depends on corporate ads for their livelihood, is not falling over itself to expose these Nazi ties but in light of the IBM story isn't it time to let all of this dirty laundry be aired once and for all? If IBM can be forced to come clean, can the US President hide his own far more extensive links to Nazi Germany any longer? The American people have a right to know. Robert Lederman [1] Bush, IBM etc link to Nazis http://washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54557-2001Feb10.html 

Washington Post, IBM Technology Aided Holocaust, Author Alleges NY Daily News 2/10/2001, Book Links IBM to Hitler Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11/11/2000 Author links Bush family to Nazis http://www.newscoast.com/headlinesstory2.cfm?ID=35115 

Philadelphia Inquirer 9/10/98 "Fired Bush backer one of several with possible Nazi links," September 10, 1988; Washington Post Friday, September 16, 1988 ; Page A16 "Behind Scenes, Damage Control Has Become Vital Weapon for Bush" also see: http://www.jewishxpress.com/ http://Baltech.org/lederman/spray/ http://www.geocities.com/alanjpakula/triplecrown.html http://www.bartcop.com/nazigop.htm http://www.capnasty.org/taf/issue7/elkhorn1.htm 

The Secret War Against the Jews by former US Dept of Justice Nazi War Crimes investigator, John Loftus, St. Martin's Press. [2] Trading with the Enemy by Charles Higham, 1983; The Splendid Blond Beast: Money Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century by Christopher Simpson, 1993; Blowback, by Christopher Simpson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988; OLD NAZIS, THE NEW RIGHT, AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY by Russ Bellant "If America loses this war," said Secretary of the Interior (Harold) Ickes, June 26, 1941, "it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America." "By its cartel agreement with I.G. Farben, controlled by Hitler,"writes Seldes, "Alcoa sabotaged the aluminum program of the U.S. air force. The Truman Committee (on National Defense, chaired by then- Senator Harry S. Truman in 1942) heard testimony that Alcoa's representative, A.H. Bunker, head of the aluminum section of O.P.M., prevented work on our $600,000,000 aluminum expansion program." "A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. 

I have had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. . .Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there." - William E. Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937.-Facts and Fascism, George Seldes, p. 122 Trading with the Enemy, Charles Higham, p.167 [3] Chase Bank apologizes http://www.jewishxpress.com/chasebankandthenazis/ 

Also-Daily News 12/7/98 Chase Banked On Nazis - Report Chase National Bank the precursor of today's Chase Manhattan Bank allegedly helped the Nazis plunder Jewish property in France during World War II, according to a published report. The New York-based bank controlled by the Rockefeller family closed Jewish accounts even before the Germans ordered them to do so and did business with the Nazis while they were sending Jews to the gas chambers, Newsweek magazine reports in this week's edition. And while the U.S. was at war with the Nazis, Chase also apparently helped German banks do business with their overseas branches, the magazine reported. Chase Manhattan is now the largest bank company in the U.S. with more than $300 billion in assets...lawyers representing Holocaust survivors...intend to name Chase Manhattan to their lawsuit and are investigating the wartime role of another big U.S. bank, J.P. Morgan, the magazine reported. 

While many other U.S. businesses and banks closed down their Paris operations after France fell to the Germans, Chase National remained open and even thrived. The relationship between Chase and the Nazis apparently was so cozy that Carlos Niedermann, the Chase branch chief in Paris, wrote his supervisor in Manhattan that the bank enjoyed "very special esteem" with top German officials and "a rapid expansion of deposits," according to Newsweek. Niedermann's letter was written in May 1942 five months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. also went to war with Germany." [4] Eugenics, Pioneer Fund, Bell Curve, Manhattan Institute b) NY Times Monday, May 12, 1997 Manhattan Institute Has Nudged New York Rightward "...the institute was founded as a free-market education and research organization by William Casey, who then went off to head the Central Intelligence Agency in the Reagan Administration." (c) NY Times June 12, 2000 Bush Culls Campaign Theme From Conservative Thinkers Gov. George W. Bush has said his political views have been shaped by the work of Myron Magnet of the Manhattan Institute. http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/euge nics_000214.html 

U.S. Eugenics Like Nazi Policy Study: Forced Sterilizations Carried Out Longer Than Thought http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19404-2001 Feb2.html WASHINGTON POST Va. House Voices Regret for Eugenics,State Was Once a Leader In Forced Sterilizations http://www.kwaku.org/rm/sciam2.htm http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/45/049.html http://www.fair.org/extra/9501/bell.html http://www.marmoset.com/60minute/Webnav/eugen.html 

To search for the thousands of websites with material on Bush and the Nazis use a good search engine such as Goggle http://www.google.com/ and just type in Bush AND Nazi or US corporation AND Nazi or Bell Curve AND Pioneer Fund Previous articles by Robert Lederman on these issues can be accessed at http://Baltech.org/lederman/spray/ Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. (Artists™ Response To Illegal State Tactics) ARTISTpres@aol.com 

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