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Repost: FTR #273 “B” as in “Bush,” “B” as in “Bormann”


Orig­i­nal­ly record­ed on Jan­u­ary 28, 2001, this pro­gram is only now being aired for the first time.

1. Sup­ple­ment­ing a line of inquiry devel­oped in past pro­grams, this broad­cast sets forth more cir­cum­stan­tial evi­dence that the Bush fam­i­ly may be the Amer­i­can point ele­ment of the remark­able and dead­ly Bor­mann orga­ni­za­tion.

2. A clan­des­tine pow­er­house, the Bor­mann group (in Mr. Emory’s opin­ion) will prove to be the deci­sive ele­ment in human affairs, bar­ring a sea-change in the polit­i­cal cur­rents.

3. Recent­ly, for­mer Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cial John Lof­tus dis­closed that the Bush fam­i­ly for­tune came from the 1951 liq­ui­da­tion of the Union Bank­ing Cor­po­ra­tion.

(“Author Links Bush Fam­i­ly to Nazis;” Sara­so­ta Her­ald-Tri­bune; 11/11/2000.

4. Excerpt­ing a June, 1992 adden­dum to Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M‑11, the pro­gram illus­trates that the Union Bank­ing Cor­po­ra­tion was con­fis­cat­ed by the Alien Prop­er­ty Cus­to­di­an in World War II.

(“Will Fam­i­ly Scan­dals Sink George Bush?” by Cur­tis Lang; Vil­lage Voice; 5/5/92.)

5. This firm was a front for the Thyssen inter­ests before, and dur­ing, the war. (Idem.) (Fritz Thyssen was one of Hitler’s ear­li­est and most promi­nent finan­cial back­ers.)

6. Much of the first side of the broad­cast con­sists of an excerpt of FTR-186. The dis­cus­sion fur­ther devel­ops the pro­found involve­ment of George Her­bert Walk­er (W’s great grand­fa­ther) and his son-in-law, Prescott Bush, (W’s grand­fa­ther) in the financ­ing of the Ger­man indus­tri­al con­cerns that backed Hitler.

(The Secret War Against the Jews: How West­ern Espi­onage Betrayed the Jew­ish Peo­ple, by John Lof­tus and Mark Aarons; St. Mar­t­in’s Press; copy­right 1994; ISBN 0–312-11057‑X pp. 358–61.)

7. In par­tic­u­lar, the excerpt from FTR-186 fur­ther under­scores the Walk­er-Bush involve­ment with the Union Bank­ing Cor­po­ra­tion. (Idem.)

8. The broad­cast also focus­es heav­i­ly 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. (Idem.)

9. The com­pa­ny helped to finance the oper­a­tions of the SS.

(Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Man­ning; copy­right 1981; Lyle Stu­art [hard­cov­er]; ISBN 0–8184-0309–8; p. 43.)

10. Ham­burg-Ameri­ka Line was also deeply involved with the Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal orga­ni­za­tion. When con­sid­er­ing Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions, it is impor­tant to remem­ber that they are con­trolled by the Bor­mann Orga­ni­za­tion. This insti­tu­tion has per­pet­u­at­ed its pow­er in an effec­tive, clan­des­tine, and dead­ly, Mafia-like fash­ion in the years since World War II. Amer­i­can cor­po­ra­tions are dri­ven by the prof­it motive, and coor­di­nate poli­cies on labor, envi­ron­men­tal, mar­ket­ing and tax­a­tion issues–they are oth­er­wise rel­a­tive­ly apo­lit­i­cal. In con­trast, Ger­man cor­po­ra­tions (under con­trol of the Bor­mann group) func­tion as coor­di­nat­ed ele­ments of inter­na­tion­al eco­nom­ic and polit­i­cal con­trol, not unlike the divi­sions in an army. Although they, too, strive to make mon­ey, prof­it is sub­or­di­nate to the goal of Ger­man nation­al hege­mo­ny.

11.The Ham­burg-Ameri­ka Line was among the firms dis­cussed in the August 10, 1944 meet­ing, at which SS Lieu­tenant Gen­er­al Dr. Scheid coor­di­nat­ed the gen­e­sis of the Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal pro­gram. “He [Scheid] also cit­ed the Zeiss Com­pa­ny, the Leica Com­pa­ny, and the Ham­burg-Ameri­ka Line as typ­i­cal firms that had been espe­cial­ly effec­tive in pro­tect­ing Ger­man inter­ests abroad. He gave New York address­es to the twelve men.” (Ibid.; p. 25.)

12. The firm also served as a con­duit for flight cap­i­tal in, among oth­er coun­tries, Swe­den. “Swedish com­pa­nies owned or con­trolled by Ger­man ship­ping inter­ests accept­ed ves­sels built by the Swedish firms and kept them in Swedish waters until after the war. A fur­ther exam­ple of masked invest­ment was the mon­ey paid into the Swedish ship­ping firm of Red­eri A/B Skepps­bron, which received a Ger­man-guar­an­teed loan of $3 mil­lion made from Ger­man sup­plies of free Swedish Kro­ner, in which the ves­sels were mort­gaged to the lender. Although the Swedish com­pa­ny remained offi­cial­ly the own­er of the ves­sels, the Ger­man Ham­burg-Ameri­ka line was the real own­er.” (Ibid.; pp. 132–133.)

13. Fur­ther under­scor­ing the strong con­nec­tions between Walk­er, Prescott Bush Sr. and the Thyssen inter­ests, the pro­gram illus­trates that the Walk­er-Thyssen rela­tion­ship began in 1924. (The Secret War Against the Jews; p. 358.)

14. The close rela­tion­ship between Fritz Thyssen and Adolf Hitler began at about the same time. (Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Man­ning; pp. 242–3.)

15. The very close rela­tion­ship between the Thyssen fam­i­ly and Mar­tin Bor­mann is under­scored by the fact that Bor­mann uti­lizes the Thyssen fam­i­ly’s Latin Amer­i­can estates as homes and bases of oper­a­tion. (Ibid., p. 292.)

16. The Thyssen estates also serve as refuge for Bor­man­n’s son, Adolf Mar­tin, and daugh­ter Neu­mi. (Ibid.; p. 290.)

17. Car­ry­ing on “an old fam­i­ly tra­di­tion,” Thyssen’s heir, Count Fred­eri­co Zichy-Thyssen man­ages the Thyssen heavy indus­tri­al firm, a crit­i­cal com­po­nent of the Bor­mann group. (Ibid.; pp. 256–7.)

18. One of Dubya’s last cab­i­net appoint­ments was Robert Zoel­lick, who was appoint­ed U.S. Trade Rep­re­sen­ta­tive short­ly before Bush took office.

(“Bush’s Trade Chief Rat­ed as Smart, Smooth Nego­tia­tor” by Jonathan Petersen; Los Ange­les Times; 1/12/2001; p. A15.)

19. An excerpt from FTR-186 high­lights Zoellick’s role as a key for­eign pol­i­cy advis­er to Bush dur­ing the cam­paign. (“Bush Ques­tions Aid to Moscow in a Pol­i­cy Talk” by R.W. Apple, Jr.; New York Times; 11/20/99.)

20. Under­scor­ing the prob­a­bil­i­ty of strong ties between the Bush camp and the Bor­mann group, the pro­gram sets forth Zoel­lick­’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Ger­man Mar­shall Fund of the Unit­ed States. (Idem.)

21. Set up as a P.R. front for Ger­man heavy indus­try, the Ger­man Mar­shall fund is, in effect, a Bor­mann front group. (Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Man­ning; pp. 261–262.)

22. Zoel­lick was one of the prin­ci­pal fig­ures in the launch­ing of NAFTA, as well as the Bush/Baker State Depart­ment point man in the nego­ti­a­tions that led to the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many. (“Bush Seek­ing To Over­haul Pol­i­cy Mak­ing” by Joseph Kahn and Frank Bruni; New York Times; 1/6/2001; pp. B1-14.)

23. Han­dling Ger­man reuni­fi­ca­tion, Zoel­lick must have worked close­ly with Gun­ther Strass­meier, Hel­mut Kohl’s for­mer chief of staff and the archi­tect of Ger­man reuni­fi­ca­tion. Strass­meier is the father of Andreas Strass­meier, a key fig­ure in the Okla­homa City bomb­ing inves­ti­ga­tion. (The Beast Reawak­ens, by Mar­tin A. Lee; hard­cov­er, Lit­tle Brown & Co., pp. 352–3, ISBN 0–316-51959–6.)

24. Zoel­lick also helped to mid­wife the World Trade Orga­ni­za­tion. (“Robert Bruce Zoel­lick;” by Joseph Kahn; New York Times; 1/12/2001; p. A15.)

25. A James Bak­er pro­tege, Zoel­lick worked with Bak­er in the Flori­da recount machi­na­tions. (“Bush’s Trade Chief Rat­ed as Smart, Smooth Nego­tia­tor” by Jonathan Petersen; Los Ange­les Times; 1/12/2001; p. A15.)

26. Not sur­pris­ing­ly in light of the Bor­mann group’s deci­sive influ­ence in the Euro­pean econ­o­my, Zoel­lick­’s ascen­scion is viewed with favor by the EU. (“Zoel­lick Faces Task of Build­ing Trade Bridges;” by Edward Alden, Richard Wolffe, and Stephen Fidler; Finan­cial Times; 1/12/2001; p. 4.)

27. The pro­gram con­cludes with spec­u­la­tive infor­ma­tion sup­ple­ment­ing the dis­cus­sion in FTR-272. One of the prin­ci­pal Thyssen heirs (and Bor­mann asso­ciates) is Hein­rich Thyssen-Borne­misza. His finan­cial oper­a­tions are based in the Nether­lands, one of the prin­ci­pal places of busi­ness for old Fritz Thyssen. (Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Man­ning; p. 237.)

28. In the dis­cus­sion of ASM Lith­o­g­ra­phy (see FTR-272), the broad­cast high­lights the fact that the com­pa­ny’s full name is “ASM Lith­o­g­ra­phy Hold­ing.” (“ASM Lith­o­g­ra­phy Will Wait to Acquire Sil­i­con Val­ley Group” by Glenn R. Simp­son; Wall Street Jour­nal; 1/9/2001; p. B7.) Hold­ing com­pa­nies have been one of the finan­cial cloak­ing vehi­cles through which the afore­men­tioned Bor­mann group has hid­den its own­er­ship of key com­pa­nies around the world, as well as main­tain­ing its con­trol of the Ger­man econ­o­my. (Mar­tin Bor­mann: Nazi in Exile; by Paul Man­ning; pp. 134–5.) (Record­ed on 1/28/2001.)


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