[Hpn] FW: IBM Did-Will Bush Admit Nazi Connection? by R Lederman

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Subject: IBM Did-Will Bush Admit Nazi Connection? by R Lederman

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In Light of IBM, Will GW Bush Admit His Own Nazi
by Robert Lederman

Now that IBM, one of Americas' most respected corporations,
has been exposed as an enthusiastic ally of Nazi Germany
whose technology helped make the Holocaust possible it seems
timely to ask, when will GW Bush publicly deal with his
families' numerous links to the Third Reich? [1]

The Bush family and IBM are in good company. Among the
many corporations and famous American individuals with their
own direct link to Nazi Germany were Henry Ford, JP Morgan,
Du Pont, Mellon, Allen Dulles (America's first CIA director),
John Foster Dulles (President Eisenhowers' Secretary of State),
Charles Lindbergh, William Randolph Hearst, Alcoa
Aluminum, Rockefellers' Standard Oil (now Exxon), General
Motors, ITT and Chase Manhattan Bank. [2]

For these corporations and individuals this was not simply a
matter of having an investment in a German subsidiary. Some
of these corporate heads met repeatedly with Hitler and his
closest advisors, contributed millions of dollars to help
establish the Nazi party and in some cases - such as the Bush
and Rockefeller families - continued to channel money and
advanced technology to the Nazis even after the US entered

Some of these corporations, like Chase Manhattan Bank, have
publicly apologized for their Nazi connection. Others have
acknowledged but not apologized for it. In the case of the Bush
family they have neither acknowledged nor apologized for it.

In the case of our new President the connection is not limited to
an embarrassing episode of WWII history. His father, former
President Bush, was exposed in 1988 for having numerous
former Nazis and Nazi sympathizers in his Presidential
campaign. GW Bush's corporate cabinet prominently features
representatives of many of the same companies that were
Hitler's biggest American supporters, like Alcoa and GM. His
appointees have numerous direct ties to racist organizations
like the Pioneer Fund which helped write both the US and Nazi
eugenics laws and to modern day eugenicists like Charles
Murray, author of the Bell Curve. Bush's entire domestic
agenda, the absurdly named, "compassionate conservatism",
was invented by the CIA's Manhattan Institute a right wing
think tank founded by former CIA director William Casey who
helped bring thousands of former Nazis to the US following
WWII. The Bell Curve was written while Murray was a fellow
at the Manhattan Institute and he continues to lecture there to
this day. [4]

It is understandable that the media, which depends on
corporate ads for their livelihood, is not falling over itself to
expose these Nazi ties but in light of the IBM story isn't it time
to let all of this dirty laundry be aired once and for all?

If IBM can be forced to come clean, can the US President hide
his own far more extensive links to Nazi Germany any longer?
The American people have a right to know.

Robert Lederman

[1] Bush, IBM etc link to Nazis
Washington Post, IBM Technology Aided Holocaust, Author
NY Daily News 2/10/2001, Book Links IBM to Hitler
Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11/11/2000 Author links Bush family
to Nazis 
Philadelphia Inquirer 9/10/98 "Fired Bush backer one of
several with possible
Nazi  links," September 10, 1988; Washington Post Friday,
September 16, 1988 ; Page A16 "Behind Scenes, Damage
Control Has Become Vital Weapon for Bush"
also see: http://www.jewishxpress.com/
The Secret War Against the Jews by former US Dept of Justice
Nazi War Crimes investigator, John Loftus, St. Martin's Press.

[2] Trading with the Enemy by Charles Higham, 1983; The
Splendid Blond Beast: Money Law and Genocide in the
Twentieth Century by Christopher Simpson, 1993; Blowback,
by Christopher Simpson, Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1988; OLD
PARTY by Russ Bellant

 "If America loses this war," said Secretary of the Interior
(Harold) Ickes, June 26, 1941, "it can thank the Aluminum
Corporation of America." "By its cartel agreement with I.G.
Farben, controlled by Hitler,"writes Seldes, "Alcoa sabotaged
the aluminum program of the U.S. air force. The Truman
Committee (on National Defense, chaired by then- Senator
Harry S. Truman in 1942) heard testimony that Alcoa's
representative, A.H. Bunker, head of the aluminum section of
O.P.M., prevented work on our $600,000,000 aluminum
expansion program."

"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist
state to supplant our democratic government and is working
closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. I have
had plenty of opportunity in my post in Berlin to witness how
close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi
regime. . .Certain American industrialists had a great deal to do
with bringing fascist regimes into being in both Germany and
Italy. They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of
power, and they are helping to keep it there." - William E.
Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937.-Facts and Fascism,
George Seldes, p. 122  Trading with the Enemy, Charles
Higham, p.167 

[3] Chase Bank apologizes

Also-Daily News 12/7/98 Chase Banked On Nazis - Report
³Chase National Bank ‹ the precursor of today's Chase
Manhattan Bank ‹ allegedly helped the Nazis plunder Jewish
property in France during World War II, according to a
published report. The New York-based bank controlled by the
Rockefeller family closed Jewish accounts even before the
Germans ordered them to do so and did business with the Nazis
while they were sending Jews to the gas chambers, Newsweek
magazine reports in this week's edition. And while the U.S.
was at war with the Nazis, Chase also apparently helped
German banks do business with their overseas branches, the
magazine reported. Chase Manhattan is now the largest bank
company in the U.S. with more than $300 billion in
assets...lawyers representing Holocaust survivors...intend to
name Chase Manhattan to their lawsuit and are investigating
the wartime role of another big U.S. bank, J.P. Morgan, the
magazine reported. While many other U.S. businesses and
banks closed down their Paris operations after France fell to the
Germans, Chase National remained open and even thrived. The
relationship between Chase and the Nazis apparently was so
cozy that Carlos Niedermann, the Chase branch chief in Paris,
wrote his supervisor in Manhattan that the bank enjoyed "very
special esteem" with top German officials and "a rapid
expansion of deposits," according to Newsweek. Niedermann's
letter was written in May 1942 ‹ five months after the
Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. also went to war
with Germany."

[4] Eugenics, Pioneer Fund, Bell Curve, Manhattan Institute
b) NY Times Monday, May 12, 1997 Manhattan Institute Has
Nudged New York Rightward
"...the institute was founded as a free-market education and
research organization by William Casey, who then went off to
head the Central Intelligence Agency in the Reagan
(c) NY Times  June 12, 2000 Bush Culls Campaign Theme
>From Conservative Thinkers
³Gov. George W. Bush has said his political views have been
shaped by the work of Myron Magnet of the Manhattan
U.S. Eugenics Like Nazi Policy Study: Forced Sterilizations
Carried Out Longer Than Thought
WASHINGTON POST Va. House Voices Regret for
Eugenics,State Was Once a Leader In Forced Sterilizations

To search for the thousands of websites with material on Bush
and the Nazis use a good search engine such as Goggle
and just type in Bush AND Nazi or US corporation AND Nazi
or Bell Curve AND Pioneer Fund

Previous articles by Robert Lederman on these issues can be
accessed at


Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T.
(Artists¹ Response To Illegal State Tactics)
ARTISTpres@aol.com  (718) 743-3722

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