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FTR #186 What Does the “W.” in George W. Bush Stand For?

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This program details some of the interesting connections of the Bush family and George “W.” beginning with a review of the Bush/James R. Bath/Bin Laden family connection. Bush’s Arbusto Energy company was begun, in part, with money from one James R. Bath. Bath’s reputed associations run from the Central Intelligence Agency to the failed BCCI. The latter was a financial institution involved in drug-dealing, terrorism and arms trafficking. (It was used by Oliver North for some of his Iran-Contra machinations.)

Bath was the Texas business representative for Saudi terrorist Osama Bin Laden’s family and the money he used to help start Arbusto may very well have come, in part, from the Bin Laden family. (Bath appears to have had little or no capital of his own at this time.) Bath told a business associate that he had been personally recruited into the CIA by George H.W. Bush, when he was director of the Agency. Bath also claimed that his involvement with his Saudi clients was undertaken at the specific request of the senior Bush. (Presumably, this would have included his work on behalf of the Bin Laden family.) The program details George W’s disingenuous statement that neither he nor his father had any significant business dealings with Bath.

In late November of 1999, “W” unveiled some of his foreign policy agenda. Interestingly (and perhaps significantly), Bush advocates pressuring Russia to desist in its attempt to crush the Chechen rebels. Mr. Emory notes that Bush is a petroleum industry professional and that the Chechen fighters have been significantly influenced by Wahhabiism. (For more on Wahhabiism in the former Soviet Union, see FTR-103.) A conservative Islamic sect based in Saudi Arabia, the Wahhabis have been making their presence felt in many parts of the world in recent years. The Wahhabi attack on Dagestan threatened a key petroleum-producing region in Russia, provoking the retaliation that followed. In light of the history of Wahhabiism, the possibility that the Chechen guerillas are being manipulated by elements associated with the petroleum industry, international fascism and/or the intelligence community should not be too readily cast aside. As discussed in FTR-103, perhaps the best known exponent of contemporary Wahhabiism is the aforementioned Osama Bin Laden. (Like the Chechen warlord Khattab, Bin Laden got his military training fighting with the CIA backed anti-Soviet guerillas in Afghanistan.)

Mr. Emory ruminates about the possibility that Bush’s desire to pressure Russia in connection with Chechnya may be related to the Wahhabi attempts to control this key Russian petroleum-producing region, as well as Bush’s own involvement with the oil industry. Next, the discussion sets forth the background of Robert Zoellick, a key foreign policy adviser of W’s and a former State Department official in his father’s administration. Zoellick is associated with the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Begun in 1972, the latter is a public relations vehicle for the German companies that funded Hitler and (after the war) became involved with the remarkable and deadly Bormann flight capital organization. Excerpting FTR-177, the broadcast reviews the circumstances surrounding the withdrawal of the Fortunate Son biography of “W.”

This book (which alleges cocaine use by George W.) was pulled from the market after it was disclosed that its author had a serious criminal record. The editor-in-chief of St. Martin’s Press resigned over the book, on which he apparently had little or no input. The book project was highly secretive, being referred to in house by the code-word “M.J”.

St. Martin’s Press is owned by Von Holtzbrinck (the other Nazi-linked firm which, with Bertelsmann, controls American publishing.) With the Bush family’s long history of involvement with Nazism, Mr. Emory speculates that the Fortunate Son project may have been deliberately undertaken to negatively stigmatize the George W/cocaine story. With allegations surfacing about W’s alleged involvement in an on-camera DEA sting operation in 1985 (in which both W and Jeb Bush allegedly picked up a kilo of cocaine each), Mr. Emory wonders if the Von Holtzbrinck firm was clearing the way for the Underground Reich’s candidate by rendering the story untouchable. (See more on the Bush cocaine story.)

The second half of the program directly answers the question posed in the program’s title. (The “W” stands for Walker, the last name of Bush’s great grandfather, one of Hitler’s most powerful American financial backers.)

The broadcast highlights the profound involvement of George Herbert Walker and his son-in-law Prescott Bush in the financing of the German industrial concerns that backed Hitler. (Prescott Bush Sr. is the father of the former President and CIA Director and the grandfather of “W.”) In particular, the program focuses on the Hamburg-Amerika line, one of the Bush-connected companies that played a key role in Nazi espionage before and during World War II. In addition to helping to fund the operations of the SS, the Hamburg-Amerika line also played a significant role in the Bormann flight capital program.

The discussion underscores the strong connections between Walker, Prescott Bush Sr. and Fritz Thyssen, the German steel maker and one of Hitler’s earliest and most prominent financial backers. The genesis of the Walker-Thyssen relationship was in 1924, the year after Thyssen began to develop the long relationship with Martin Bormann, a familial relationship that has spanned the generations. (See more on Bormann-Thyssen relationship. Mr. Emory speculates that the Bush family may very well be deeply involved with the Bormann group.)

The program concludes with a look at George Sr.’s involvement with the Nazi emigre milieu that spawned the Republican Ethnic Heritage Organization, literally a Nazi wing of the Republican party. A close political ally of Richard Nixon’s, George Bush midwived the formal inclusion of the Nazi “ethnics” in the GOP, utilizing his position as chairman of the Republican National Committee. Bush later used this same Nazi emigre network in his 1988 presidential campaign. (Recorded on 12/12/99.)


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