The Rise or Fall of American Empire?

Chapter 13



Doug Krieger




Jumping to conclusions – or better yet – opening your mouth to exchange feet, has become an art form of the American Democrat Party.  First, President George Walker Bush (affectionately known as Dubya) gives what appears to be a classical Bush-Cheney slander insinuating that “someone out there” is trying to appease the Nazis (a.k.a. Hamas) like PM Chamberlain—not only it doesn’t work but it’s downright dangerous!


Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if I could only have talked to Hitler, all this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is — the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.”

(Text of President Bush’s Speech to the Israeli Knesset – Jerusalem AP)


To be exact, the Bush-Cheney Axis Against Evildoers hit the Jerusalem Post with an expectant thud in lovely May, 2008:


“‘America stands with you in firmly opposing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions,’ Bush said. ‘Permitting the world’s leading sponsor of terror to possess the world’s deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon.’” (White House denies Army Radio report on plan to attack Iran, Jerusalem Post, May 20, 2008)


Well, the Dems just couldn’t believe Dubya was talking about anyone else but Barack Obama and his diplomatic designs to discuss nuclear disengagement with the likes of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . . . “Barack Obama seems to believe that we should negotiate with the terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along.”  It was a simplistic conclusion in that Obama had been saying just that; so, ipso facto, Bush’s talking about Obama!


“Nothing could have been clearer than Obama's response to Anderson Cooper during the You Tube debate. (transcript)


COOPER: In the spirit of that type of bold leadership, would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries? Senator Obama?


OBAMA: I would… (Note:  This author heard that himself and so did millions of other Americans.)

(The Obama Change We Really Can Believe In, Peggy Shapiro, American Thinker, May 19, 2008)


So, Obama fired back:


“Barack Obama has called President Bush's comments on appeasement ‘exactly the kind of appalling attack that’s divided our country and alienates us from the rest of the world.’


“Obama criticized Republican rival John McCain and President Bush for ‘dishonest and divisive’ attacks in hinting that the Democratic presidential candidate would appease terrorists.


“Obama strongly responded Friday to the comments Bush made in Israel on Thursday (May 15, 2008) and McCain's subsequent words. Obama told a town hall meeting, ‘That's the kind of hypocrisy that we’ve been seeing in our foreign policy, the kind of fear-peddling, fear mongering that has prevented us from actually making us safer.’” (Obama accuses Bush of ‘appalling attack’) - WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) —


Senator Joseph Biden (DE) was a bit more colorful—sticking BOTH feet into his mouth:


“This is B.S. (a.k.a. “Bothersome Symantecs”), this is malarkey. This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset ... and make this kind of ridiculous statement.” (Politico, May 15, 2008)


As it turned out – and by this time the Democrats had cooked their proverbial posteriors – Bush wasn’t alluding to Obama at all, but to the illustrious globetrotter for peace and justice, former President Jimmy Carter:


“The White House today said they were caught off guard yesterday by the reaction to President Bush's comments about appeasing ‘terrorists and radicals’ in the Middle East, which were interpreted to be a hit at Sen. Barack Obama.

“If anything, the White House expected the president's criticisms to be seen as a slap at former President Carter, said Ed Gillespie, counselor to the president.

“‘There was some anticipation that someone might say, oh, it’s an expression of - a rebuke to former President Carter for having met with Hamas. That was something that was anticipated,’ Mr. Gillespie told reporters on Air Force One, as Mr. Bush traveled from Israel to Saudi Arabia earlier today.

“But instead, Mr. Obama yesterday issued a denunciation of Mr. Bush’s remarks to the Israeli Knesset, during a celebration of Israel's 60th anniversary, claiming it was a ‘false political attack’ against him.” (Bush comments were aimed at Carter (sort of), not Obama, WH (White House) says, Jon Ward, Washington Times)


Everyone weighed in on blasting away at Bush’s foreign indiscretions . . . not just what appeared to be a blast against Obama, but equating the Palestinian national movement with Hitler’s Germany:


“George Bush’s suggestion of a moral equivalence between appeasing Nazi Germany and negotiating with Palestinians is an outrage . . .


“I can’t pretend to know how my friend, Malvina, would react to Bush’s speech. But as a Jew who studied this era and did historical research, and prepared oral histories of survivors (of the Holocaust), I am offended that George Bush has likened the Arab states which have engaged with Israel in a territorial dispute since 1948 as Nazis. I am angry that Bush made a moral equivalence between Hitler’s Germany and the Palestinian national movement. On Malvina’s behalf, I am hurt that George Bush seems to believe that America and Israel are the two most righteous nations in the world while the Arab world represents little short of barbarism.” (President without shame, By Richard Silverstein, Guardian, UK)




Now this really intrigued me:  Why are Jews up in arms over Bush’s remarks, which on the surface appear pretty benign and designed to punctuate the US-Israel Strategic Alliance . . ., eliciting boisterous applause on the floor of that sixty-year old body?  Other mail of like passion began drifting through my computer and the hidden network of computers which we at the Tribulation Network utilize for such times as these.  Could it be that there’s something else going on here that’s triggering such vehement reactions, especially from Nazi Holocaust survivors and their relatives?  I mean, there’s sure one whole lot of smoke goin’ on here—where’s the fire? 


Let’s face it – calling Hamas et al radical Arabism, Islamo-Fascists is not all that removed from reality.  It is a blatant historical fact that Hitler and the Arabs, along with other Moslem counterparts, were in solidarity insofar as wasting the Jews of Europe and, in particular, the Middle East; thence, the indirect charge that elements within the Palestinian national movement are Nazis, along with their buddies in Lebanon (Hezbollah – now in charge of Lebanon, I hasten to add), as well as Syria and Iran.


The collaboration between the Nazis and the Arabs was so overt that to dismiss it would be an egregious effort at historical revisionism – a denial of fact akin to those who would, like Iran’s present President, deny that the Jewish Holocaust ever occurred!  So, again, why all the smoke?


Indeed, I must confess, that I have scores of well-meaning brethren who, from time to time, bludgeon my brains with Martin Bormann to Adolf Eichmann intrigue on how the Nazis, after the end of World War II, escaped – with and without USA assistance – to live another day (primarily in Latin American nations).  Likewise, that their previous benefactors who conspired in their experiment at National Socialism—the corporate magnates of Nazi Germany (I. G. Farben, in particular) were financially inspired and supplied by American corporate investment and that they (these American Nazi “sympathizers”) too, survived WW II to live another day in the sun of Corptocracy . . . finding a more blessed expression of their designs through Globalization!  These “dirty little secrets” are ubiquitous on the internet (i.e., American-German collusion in all things financial prior to WW II).  Even the religiously Reformed community has exposed these dastardly dealings:


In 1928 the American holdings of I. G. Farben (i.e., the Bayer Company, General Aniline Works, Agfa Ansco, and Winthrop Chemical Company) were organized into a Swiss holding company, I. G. Chemic (Inter-nationale Gesellschaft fur Chemisehe Unternehmungen A. G.), controlled by I. G. Farben in Germany. In the following year these American firms merged to become American I. G. Chemical Corporation, later renamed General Aniline & Film. Hermann Schmitz, the organizer of I. G. Farben in 1925, became a prominent early Nazi and supporter of Hitler, as well as chairman of the Swiss I. G. Chemic and president of American I. G. The Farben complex both in Germany and the United States then developed into an integral part of the formation and operation of the Nazi state machine, the Wehrmacht and the S.S.


I. G. Farben is of peculiar interest in the formation of the Nazi state because Farben directors materially helped Hitler and the Nazis to power in 1933. We have photographic evidence (see page 60) that I.G. Farben contributed 400,000 RM (Reich Marks) to Hitler's political "slush fund." It was this secret fund which financed the Nazi seizure of control in March 1933. Many years earlier Farben had obtained Wall Street funds for the 1925 cartelization and expansion in Germany and $30 million for American I. G. in 1929, and had Wall Street directors on the Farben board. It has to be noted that these funds were raised and directors appointed years before Hitler was promoted as the German dictator.

The Economic Power of I.G. Farben


Qualified observers have argued that Germany could not have gone to war in 1939 without I. G. Farben. Between 1927 and the beginning of World War II, I.G. Farben doubled in size, an expansion made possible in great part by American technical assistance and by American bond issues, such as the one for $30 million offered by National City Bank. By 1939 I. G. acquired a participation and managerial influence in some 380 other German firms and over 500 foreign firms. The Farben Empire owned its own coal mines, its own electric power plants, iron and steel units, banks, research units, and numerous commercial enterprises. There were over 2,000 cartel agreements between I. G. and foreign firms — including Standard Oil of New Jersey, Dupont, Alcoa, Dow Chemical, and others in the United States, The full story of I.G. Farben and its world-wide activities before World War II can never be known, as key German records were destroyed in 1945 in anticipation of Allied victory. However, one post-war investigation by the U.S, War Department concluded that:


Without I. G.'s immense productive facilities, its intense research, and vast international affiliations, Germany's prosecution of the war would have been unthinkable and impossible; Farben not only directed its energies toward arming Germany, but concentrated on weakening her intended victims, and this double-barreled attempt to expand the German industrial potential for war and to restrict that of the rest of the world was not conceived and executed "in the normal course of business." The proof is overwhelming that I. G. Farben officials had full prior knowledge of Germany's plan for world conquest and of each specific aggressive act later undertaken ....3 (The Empire of I. G. Farben, Chapter 2)


 A diagram of the interlocking directorates of this unbelievable American-Nazi collusion flabbergasts: 




The interlocutions of these American and Nazis (and that’s what they were, make no doubt about that) is a lesson in the power of financial gain at the expense of the “bodies and souls of men.”  The conclusions reached by the Reform publication would have greatly expanded the targets of the Nuremberg trials:


“Several basic observations can be made from this evidence. First, the board of American I.G. had three directors from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the most influential of the various Federal Reserve Banks. American I.G. also had interlocks with Standard Oil of New Jersey, Ford Motor Company, Bank of Manhattan (later to become the Chase Manhattan Bank), and A.E.G. (German General Electric). Second, three members of the board of this American I.G. were found guilty at Nuremburg War Crimes Trials. These were the German, not the American, members. Among these Germans was Max Ilgner, director of the I.G. Farben N.W. 7 office in Berlin, i.e., the Nazi pre-war intelligence office. If the directors of a corporation are collectively responsible for the activities of the corporation, then the American directors should also have been placed on trial at Nuremburg, along with the German directors — that is, if the purpose of the trials was to determine war guilt. Of course, if the purpose of the trials had been to divert attention away from the U.S. involvement in Hitler's rise to power, they succeeded very well in such an objective.” (Ibid.) (My emphasis.)


Strange, how compromised one can become because of filthy lucre.  However – and there’s tons of incriminating evidence to conclude that American corporate interests and those of Nazi Germany were wholly collaborating for their common good (and evil) – (with few American executives resigning from its implications – all eagerly went along for the ride and stayed “on board” (i.e., Boards of Directors)); however, only the German executives of I. G. Farben were prosecuted at the Nuremburg Trials!


What stoked the ovens of Auschwitz, Buchenwald, Treblinka, Dachau, etc., was the FINANCIAL GREED of BOTH the German Nazis and their erstwhile American collaborators!  Yes, NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY!


“One hundred percent of all explosives and one hundred percent of all synthetic gasoline came from the factories of I.G. Farben. Whenever the German Wehrmacht conquered another country, I.G. Farben followed, systematically taking over the industries of those countries.


“Through this close collaboration with Hitler's Wehrmacht, I.G. Farben participated in the plunder of Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Norway, Holland, Belgium, France and all other countries conquered by the Nazis.

“The U.S. government investigation of the factors that led to the Second World War in 1946 came to the conclusion that without I.G. Farben the Second World War would simply not have been possible. We have to come to grips with the fact that it was not a psychopath, Adolph Hitler, or bad genes of the German people that brought about the Second World War. Economic greed by companies like Bayer, BASF and Hoechst was the key factor in bringing about the Holocaust.



The Birth of I.G. Farben and the Support for Hitler

I.G. Farben and the Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Medical Experiments in Auschwitz Conducted by I.G. Farben

The Nuremberg War Tribunal

The Disgraced Managers of I.G. Farben

From “Arbeit macht frei” to “Codex Alimentarius””

          (Dr. Rath Foundation Website, The History of the Business With Disease)




This is where it gets sticky – and this is why Jews are up in arms over President Bush’s speech this May, 2008, on the floor of the Knesset.  The “conspiracies” surrounding the Bush family and their Nazi connections is so extensive on the internet and elsewhere in credible centers of learning in both the USA and Germany, that to aspire to conclude that these were but “financial dealings” amongst well-meaning capitalists (just trying to make a buck) prior to WW II is ludicrous to the extreme:


“George Walker, GW’s great-grandfather, set up the takeover of the Hamburg-America Line, a cover for I.G. Farben’s Nazi espionage unit in the United States. In Germany, I.G. Farben was most famous for putting the gas in gas chambers; it was the producer of Zyklon B and other gasses used on victims of the Holocaust. The Bush family was not unaware of the nature of their investment partners. They hired Allen Dulles, the future head of the CIA, to hide the funds they were making from Nazi investments and the funds they were sending to Nazi Germany, rather than divest. It was only in 1942, when the government seized Union Banking Company assets under the Trading With The Enemy Act, that George Walker and Prescott Bush stopped pumping money into Hitler's regime. (1) (Note:  Nearly a year after Germany declared war on the USA!)


“Prescott Bush, the president's grandfather. According to classified documents from Dutch intelligence and US government archives, President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, made considerable profits off Auschwitz slave labor. In fact, President Bush himself is an heir to these profits from the holocaust which were placed in a blind trust in 1980 by his father, former president George Herbert Walker Bush. (2) On the 20th of October, the government commenced action against the company under the trading with the enemy act. (3) After the seizures in late 1942 of five U.S. enterprises he managed on behalf of Nazi industrialist Fritz Thyssen failed to divest himself of more than a dozen ‘enemy national’ relationships that continued until as late as 1951, newly-discovered U.S. government documents reveal. (4)  In 1952, Prescott Bush was elected to the U.S. Senate, with no press accounts about his well-concealed Nazi past.(5)” (The Bush Crime Family Tree, Project for the Old American Century) (Please visit all references in the article.)


Yes, Jewish outrage . . . but can’t we just attribute this to the horrendous reflection that Jews might have for such a disgusting association between the Nazis and the Bushites?  I mean, trying to make an honest buck – come on now!  Well, consider this:


Dear Mr. Bush,

“Your speech on the Knesset floor today was not only a disgrace; it was nothing short of treachery. Worse still, your exploitation of the Holocaust in a country carved out of the wounds of that very crime, in order to strike a low blow at American citizens whose politics differs from your own is unforgivable and unpardonable. Let me remind you, Mr. Bush, of your words today:

“‘Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along,’ Bush said at Israel's 60th anniversary celebration in Jerusalem.

“‘We have heard this foolish delusion before,’ Bush said in remarks to Israel's parliament, the Knesset. ‘As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: ‘Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.’ We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.’

“Well Mr. Bush, the only thing this comment lacked was a mirror and some historical facts. You want to discuss the crimes of Nazis against my family and millions of other families in Europe during World War II? Let me revive a favorite phrase of yours: Bring It On!

“The All-American Nazi

“Your family's fortune is built on the bones of the very people butchered by the Nazis, my family and the families of those in the Knesset who applauded you today.”  (Open Letter to the President Bush, By Larisa Alexandrovna, Huffington Post, May 15, 2008 as seen in Information Clearing House)


Further implicating the Bush Nazi legacy the authoress continues . . .


“Both Harrimans and Bush were partners in the New York investment firm of Brown Brothers, Harriman and Co., which handled the financial transactions of the bank as well as other financial dealings with several other companies linked to Bank voor Handel that were confiscated by the U.S. government during World War II.


“Union Banking was seized by the government in October 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act.” (Ibid.)


Oh, but there is much more too:


“The two Holocaust survivors suing the US government and the Bush family for a total of $40bn in compensation claim both materially benefited from Auschwitz slave labor during the second world war, Kurt Julius Goldstein, 87, and Peter Gingold, 85, began a class action in America in 2001, but the case was thrown out by Judge Rosemary Collier on the grounds that the government cannot be held liable under the principle of ‘state sovereignty.’


“You family did not stop with supporting fascists and Nazis abroad, did they Mr. Bush? Surely you must know of your grandfather's role in the treasonous plot of 1933 to overthrow democracy in America? Let me remind you.”




But this is where it really gets dicey.  Dubya’s grandfather’s (Prescott Bush) role in a treasonous plot to subvert the American government and bring her under the yoke of National Socialism?  You heard that right—unbelievable as it seems, but let the facts speak for themselves.  Could this have been a Bush primordial attempt to “export democracy” back in the ‘30s – right here on our American shores?

A BBC (by Mike Thomas) report seems to confirm just that (The Whitehouse Coup, 23 July 2007, BBC)

“Document uncovers details of a planned coup in the USA in 1933 by 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 House & 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 America.” (BBC) (See Also:  BBC: W’s grand pappy planned fascist coup of USA by Mark Frauenfelder).

The abortive coup is perhaps one of the most grandiose attempts of subverting the US government ever concocted within the distorted brains of criminal elements of American corporate executives—the progenitors of the “Merchants of the Earth.”


“Around the beginning of July 1933, the first overt move was made in one of the most fantastic plots in American history. A representative of a group of conspirators opened negotiations with a noted military man to head a 500,000-man army, seize the Government of the United States, put an end to American democracy and supplant it with a dictatorship. The McCormack-Dickstein House Committee, investigating un-American activities, turned its attention to the plot, but that probe ended abruptly. Even a generation later, those who are still alive and know all the facts have kept their silence so well that the conspiracy is not even a footnote in American histories. It would be regrettable if historians neglected this episode and future generations never learned of it.  When the plot actually began, or whose inspiration it was, is not known, for the Committee avoided probing into these aspects. News of the plot, reported to have (the) backing of ‘three million dollars on the line and three hundred million...should it be necessary,’ reached the nation in a time which saw greater changes in political systems than any previous period.” (US coup d’etat 1933 and A Fascist Plot to Seize Washington, Barry Spivak – derived from “Facing the Corporate Roots of American Fascism” – July 25, 2007)



This reads like a Keystone Cops novel – but, the facts get pretty absurd – notwithstanding, there’s one whole lot of smoke:


“The takeover plot failed because although those involved had astonishing talents for making breathtaking millions of dollars, they lacked an elementary understanding of people and the moral forces that activate them. In a money-standard civilization such as ours, the universal regard for anyone who is rich tends to persuade some millionaires that they are knowledgeable in fields other than the making of money. The conspirators went about the plot as if they were hiring an office manager; all they needed was to send a messenger to the man they had selected. In this case, as recorded in sworn testimony before the Congressional Committee, the messenger was a bond salesman named Gerald C. ("Jerry") MacGuire, who earned about $150 a week. I record his wage not as proof of his competence or lack of it, but because, as brought out in the testimony, when he was ready for the first overt move to get the conspiracy off the ground, his bank account flowered with cash deposits of over $100,000 for ‘expenses.’” (Ibid.)


Some have tried to exonerate Prescott Bush from this would-be fiasco; however, to extricate him from these doings seems a bit disingenuous, given the fact of his persistent love for Nazism and deep financial dealings with I. G. Farben et al.




Tracing Prescott Sheldon Bush’s fortunes – making money off the backs of slave labor, and the Jews – makes one wonder:  Everything is not what it appears to be!  It appears to be that Prescott, after a failed business venture (much like his grandson, Dubya) found favor with his own father-in-law, George Herbert Walker:


“In 1924, Bush had been made a vice-president of A. Harriman & Co. by his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker. Also employed by the company were E. Roland Harriman and Knight Woolley, Bush's Yale classmates and fellow Bonesmen. Seven years later, Bush became a founding partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. that was created through the 1931 merger of Brown Bros. & Co., a merchant bank founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1818 with Harriman Brothers & Co., established in New York City in 1927, and A. Harriman & Co.”  (Wikipedia)


First of all, the grandfather of Dubya found fertile international monetary connections through these exceedingly well-connected plutocrats.  How life went on after Prescott’s favorable impressions of Nazi Germany mystifies—it’s not what you know (or where you’ve been) but who you know . . .


And, in spite of the following . . .


“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.


“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.” (Chapter 2, The Hitler Project)


And, in spite of these horrific discoveries…




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