By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Is it Coincidental? The Bush family had close links with Nazi Germany, the bin Laden family and the Mexican Drug cartel.
Two members of the Bush dynasty acceded to the White House.
Had the US public been fully informed by the media, who in America would have voted for George W. Bush?
Bush Family Links to Nazi Germany
Grandpa Prescott Sheldon Bush “was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.” (The Guardian, September 2004)
The American public was not aware of the links of the Bush family to Nazi Germany because the historical record had been carefully withheld.
Prescott S. Bush’s assets were seized in 1942 by the Roosevelt Administration under the Trading with the Enemy Act, “[He was] a partner and director of Brown Brothers Harriman holding company and a director of one of its key financial components, the Union Banking Corporation (UBC)”(Bill van Auken, WSWS.org, 2003)
An investigation carried out in 1945 revealed that the bank run by Prescott Bush was linked to the German Steel Trust run by Thyssen and Flick, one of the defendants at Nuremberg.(Ibid)
Thyssen was central to the development of the weapons industry and the Nazi war machine, including the exploitation of slave labor at Auschwitz.
…New documents, many of which were only declassified [in 2003], show that even after America had entered the [second world] war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis’ plans and policies, he [Prescott S. Bush] worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the very German businesses that financed Hitler’s rise to power. It has also been suggested that the money he made from these dealings helped to establish the Bush family fortune and set up its political dynasty.
Remarkably, little of Bush’s dealings with Germany has received public scrutiny… But now the multibillion dollar legal action for damages by two Holocaust survivors against the Bush family… are threatening to make Prescott Bush’s business history an uncomfortable issue for his grandson, George W, ….(The Guardian, September 25, 2004)
The Ascendancy of George Herbert Walker Bush
“Poppy”, George Herbert Walker Bush (Prescott’s son, and GWB’s dad) became CIA director in January 1976 (2 months before the onslaught of the “Dirty War” in Argentina), and then Vice President under Reagan before becoming President of the US (1989-1993).
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By, November 16, 2019
Friends with the Bin Ladens
The Bush family were friends with the Bin Ladens going back to the 1970s. They were business partners with the wealthy Bin Laden family which was connected to the Saudi Royal family.
Salem bin Laden, half brother of Osama bin Laden, was the founder of the Saudi Binladin Group, a multibillion construction conglomerate.
The bin Laden – Bush relationship started in 1978 when George W. Bush and Salem bin Laden established the Arbusto Energy Company in Texas.
Meanwhile Osama bin Laden (brother of GWB’s partner Salem bin Laden) was on the CIA payroll. He contributed to running Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK) also called the Afghan Services Bureau. founded in 1984 “which funneled money, arms and fighters” into Afghanistan. (See NBC). MAK was a CIA initiative overseen and coordinated by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), which was in permanent liaison with the CIA. MAK later laid the groundwork for the launching of Al Qaeda (The Base) in 1988.
In the course of the Reagan administration (1980-1988), Vice President George Herbert W. Bush (and former CIA director) played a key role in the creation of MAK and Al Qaeda. Osama bin Laden belonged to the wealthy bin Laden family which had a longstanding relation to the Bush family. The recruitment of the Mujahideen as well as the purchase of weapons was in part funded by the drug trade out of Afghanistan as well as by the House of Saud.
Enemy Number One
Osama served as “A Freedom Fighter” in the Soviet-Afghan War before becoming the (alleged) “Enemy Number One” and “Terror Mastermind” of the 9/11 attacks.
“He changed sides, he went against us” (paraphrase). It’s called the “blowback” when an “intelligence asset” is said to “have gone against their sponsors”; “what we’ve created blows back in our face.”(UPI, 15 September 2001).
In a twisted logic, the US government and the CIA were portrayed as the ill-fated victims:
The sophisticated methods taught to the Mujahideen, and the thousands of tons of arms supplied to them by the US – and Britain – are now tormenting the West in the phenomenon known as `blowback’, whereby a policy strategy rebounds on its own devisers. (The Guardian, 15 September 2001)
The 9/11 Attacks
On September 11, 2001, former president George H. W. Bush (“Poppy”) met Shafiq bin Laden, brother of Osama at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington. Nothing wrong. It was a business meeting. Shafiq was “a guest of honour at the Carlyle Group’s Washington conference”. He was mingling with “fellow investors” including former secretary of defense Frank Carlucci and former secretary of state James Baker III.
Careful timing: Shafiq was one among 7 members of the bin Laden family who were hastily invited to leave the United States on September 19th, one day prior to president Bush’s historic address to the US Congress: “Either you are with us or you are with the terrorists”.
Since 1979, both the Bin Laden family and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have provided financial aid to Al Qaeda which was sponsored by the CIA. Visibly, Shafiq and the Bin Ladens were not invited to attend Bush’s September 20 address which “officially” consisted in launching the “Global War on Terrorism”(GWOT)
“We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them”.
But there is always an “Exception that Proves the Rule” and that is George W. Bush himself.
screenshot of Economist report
screenshot Washington Post, March 16, 2003
Shafiq Bin Laden and George H. Walker Bush, date unknown (source Michael Moore)
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By, September 10, 2019
Links to Mexico’s Drug Lords
GWB’s brother Jeb Bush, former governor of the Sunshine State was a buddy of Raul Salinas de Gortari who had ties to Mexico’s Drug-lord Juan Garcia Abrego.
And “Poppy” Bush was a friend of Raul’s dad Raul Salinas Lozano, who was a leading figure in narcotics dealings.
George H. W. Bush, the dad of Bush Junior had developed close personal ties with Carlos Salinas de Gortari (former president of Mexico) and his dad Raul Salinas Lozano who, according to the Dallas Morning News (February 27, 1997) was “a leading figure in narcotics dealings that also involved his son, Raul Salinas de Gortari… And Raul was an intimo amigo of Jeb Bush, (former Governor of Florida) and the brother of George W, Bush.
“There has also been a great deal of speculation in Mexico about the exact nature of Raul Salinas’ close friendship with former President George Bush’s son, Jeb. It is well known here that for many years the two families spent vacations together — the Salinases at Jeb Bush’s home in Miami, the Bushes at Raul’s ranch, Las Mendocinas, under the volcano in Puebla. There are many in Mexico who believe that the relationship became a back channel for delicate and crucial negotiations between the two governments, leading up to President Bush’s sponsorship of NAFTA.” (Houston Chronicle, 9 March 1995)
“witnesses say former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortiari, his imprisoned brother Raul and other members of the country’s ruling elite met with drug lord Juan Garcia Abrego at a Salinas family ranch; Jeb Bush admits he met with Raul Salinas several times but has never done any business with him” Andres Openheimer, (Miami Herald, February 17 1997)
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
When George H. Walker Bush was president he signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, son of drug lord Salinas Lozana together with Canada’s Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
One of the signatories of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was directly linked to organized crime. President Salinas de Gortari’s links to the Mexican Drug Cartel was withheld until after the signing of NAFTA agreement.
George H. W. Bush Senior was fully aware of the links of the Salinas presidency to the drug lords. Public opinion in the US and Canada was never informed so as not to jeopardize the signing of NAFTA. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was instructed “not to spill the beans”:
“Other former officials say they were pressured to keep mum because Washington was obsessed with approving NAFTA”.
“The intelligence on corruption, especially by drug traffickers, has always been there,” said Phil Jordan, who headed DEA’s Dallas office from 1984 to 1994. But “we were under instructions not to say anything negative about Mexico. It was a no-no since NAFTA was a hot political football.” (Dallas Morning News, 26 February 1997, emphasis added)
Ask yourself, is NAFTA a “legal agreement” when one of the signatories is linked to a criminal syndicate? Not to mention the fact that Carlos Salinas de Gortari was an “intimo amigo” of George H. W. Bush (who was complicit in the coverup).
Had this been known, the NAFTA agreement would not have seen the light of day.
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, President George H. W. Bush, Canada’s Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
That’s summarizes the Bush family history.
The Nazis, the Bin Ladens and the Mexican Drug Lords …
Two Presidents, One Vice President, A CIA Director, a Member of Congress, A Senator and a Governor. Not to mention key positions in Wall Street and the Texas Oil Industry.
Without the falsification of American history sustained by extensive media disinformation, the Bushes would never have acceded to high office.