(This is a great article to pass on to people who haven't looked or won't look into 9/11 . . . It might soften them up a bit . . . Betsy)
The Bushes and Hitler's Appeasement
By Robert Parry
May 18, 2008
The irony of George W. Bush going before the Knesset and mocking the late Sen. William Borah for expressing surprise at Adolf Hitler’s 1939 invasion of Poland is that Bush’s own family played a much bigger role assisting the Nazis.
If Borah, an isolationist Republican from Idaho, sounded naïve saying “Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided,” then what should be said about Bush’s grandfather and other members of his family providing banking and industrial assistance to the Nazis as they built their war machine in the 1930s?
The archival evidence is now clear that Prescott Bush, the president’s grandfather, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from and collaborated with key financial backers of Nazi Germany.
How Bush's grandfather helped Hitler's rise to power
Rumours of a link between the US first family and the Nazi war machine have circulated for decades. Now the Guardian can reveal how repercussions of events that culminated in action under the Trading with the Enemy Act are still being felt by today's president
* Ben Aris in Berlin and Duncan Campbell in Washington
* The Guardian,
* Saturday September 25 2004
* Article history
About this article
This article appeared in the Guardian on Saturday September 25 2004 . It was last updated at 23:59 on September 24 2004.
George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.
THE AQUARIAN 1 posted links to parts 1 & 2 of this movie under the History Channel message boards thread "Questions no 911 Conspiracy wacko can answer and never will!" (http://boards.historychannel.com/thread.jspa?threadID=700001777&start=30). Although it was originally posted on YouTube a little under three months ago I thought I'd repost it here for those 911Blogggers who have yet to see it.
Directed By Danny Gosser. Cinematography by Rene Aguirre.
THE ROOT part 1
THE ROOT part 2
Apparently, George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, was part of a right-wing conspiracy to overthrow FDR and institute a fascist government.
"Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by a group of right-wing American businessmen.
The coup was aimed at toppling President Franklin D Roosevelt with the help of half-a-million war veterans. The plotters, who were alleged to involve some of the most famous families in America, (owners of Heinz, Birds Eye, Goodtea, Maxwell Hse & George Bush’s Grandfather, Prescott) believed that their country should adopt the policies of Hitler and Mussolini to beat the great depression.
Mike Thomson investigates why so little is known about this biggest ever peacetime threat to American democracy."
For perspective on this story, see this essay.
Seeing the following quote on RawStory prompted me to make this blog.
"Just 34% of Americans say that they support the war; 70% of women opposed."
The information below may help put in context, what is going on: