Saturday, November 11, 2006 02:21:39 PM
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Journalist Persecuted For Documenting Bush Family Connections to
Greg Szymanski, Nov 11, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006 02:21:39 PM
documented in the National Archives and the U.S.
Congressional Record, America still in denial about
treasonous Bush family. John Buchanan, journalist
who broke story in 2003, talks again about how he
was targeted and persecuted in a Nazi-like manner
for telling the truth about the Bush family.
he connection between the Bush family
and the Nazi regime just so happens to be well-documented in the
National Archives and the U.S. Congressional Record.
And this treasonous connection, one
that should have been dealt with a long time ago, was finally
brought to light in 2003 by investigative reporter,
John Buchanan, in an article first appearing in the
New Hampshire Gazette.
Finally, after 60 years of treasonous
silence by politicians and the media, the truth about how the
Bush family came forward and how they were nothing more than
two-bit traitors and war profiteers.
But instead of praise, Buchanan was
shunned and then discredited by the mainstream media, his story
ridiculed and then placed in the black hole of conspiracy
propaganda read by extremists on the internet.
Instead of the treasonous information
ending the Bush family reign of terror, it demonstrated just how
treasonous, diabolical and devious the government ad media had
Instead of using this information to
once and for corral the Bush family and its murderous past, the
Nazi-like stranglehold on America surfaced instead, rearing its
ugly head as Daddy Bush called out the attack dogs to once and
for all silence Buchanan.
"I found out the hard way how the Bush
family tries to silence people trying to tell the truth,
especially when you cross the line," said Buchanan Thursday
while appearing on Greg Szymanski's radio show, The
Investigative Journal. "I was so naϊve. I never thought what
happened to me could happen in America, especially for a person
like me who believes in freedom of speech. But I found out
quickly freedom of speech doesn't exist in America when you
begin uncovering the truth about the Bush family."
What Buchanan meant by "finding out
the hard way" was that the Bush attack dogs, like true Nazis,
on two separate occasions hauled him into custody, accusing him
of plotting to kill the President, accusations that were of
course unfounded but used as a scare tactic.
"I have to admit I was frightened to
death because I thought at any time for no reason they could
haul me away," said Buchanan, adding that his story led to him
running for President of the United States in 2004, leading to
more than respectable showing in the New Hampshire primaries.
"When I flew into Washington D.C. to
give a speech at the press club after the New Hampshire
primaries, turned out to be the first time I was apprehended by
agents and held against my will for two hours," recalled
Buchanan, adding that after he was released and gave his speech,
he decided to take a train home to Florida instead of flying.
"I have to admit I was worried about
what was going to happen when I returned home to the state
controlled by Jeb, the brother of the President."
And Buchanan's worries quickly turned
into a nightmare of serious legal proportions, being arrested on
a bogus14-count felony complaint for aggravated stalking against
a victim the state failed to produce.
A story appearing on August 14, 2004
had this to say about the Buchanan arrest:
Republican "9/11 Truth Candidate"
John Buchanan has been arrested in Florida on extremely
suspicious charges. Buchanan, an investigative reporter whose
revelations have caused acute embarrassment to the Bush family,
is being held in most flagrant violation of US law.
Buchanan now faces an accelerated
kangaroo court that, within days, could send him to prison for
up to five years for "stalking" an unidentified "victim."
Buchanan's arrest happened in Dade
County -- Jeb-Bush country. He has been framed and placed in
jail, which will prevent him from attending the GOP convention
where he hoped to challenge the nomination of George W. Bush.
This way-laying of a legitimate political challenger shows the
raw power of the criminal ruling elite that is now in power in
Buchanan needs to be Issue Number One
throughout the convention. Demand his release and the end of
suppression of his message.
Members of the web communities
www.911truth.org have been
in touch over the last few hours with John Buchanan, who ran
against George W. Bush in the New Hampshire Republican primary
as the "9/11 Truth Candidate." Buchanan was featured at the end
of David Ray Griffin's book, The New Pearl Harbor and was
interviewed in the film, 9/11: The Greatest Lie Ever Sold.
Has Campaigning Against Bush Now
On February 4, while on his way to
speak at an evening meeting of the National Press Club, John was
kidnapped by unidentified federal agents who claimed to be
Secret Service officers but apparently were not.
Four days later, upon his return home,
John was arrested again. This time, on phony criminal charges
contained in a 14-count felony complaint for aggravated stalking
against a victim the state has failed to produce.
One is left to conclude that the
"victim" is one George W. Bush. If so, that means that
Buchanan's Constitutionally protected right to politically
challenge a fellow Republican has been deemed "stalking."
On June 14, after the "victim" failed
a second time to appear for a deposition, the judge informed the
Florida state attorney that he would dismiss the charges if the
victim failed a third time to appear. The victim failed to
appear last Thursday.
Today, however, the judge changed his
mind -- and the state attorney refused even to let John plead
guilty to a misdemeanor so that he could return to Maine and his
9/11 outreach activities prior to going to the Republican
Convention in NY later this month.
The state of Florida now plans to put
John on trial next week. He is facing five years in prison. His
new public defender has reportedly "lost" his evidence binder,
which he prepared to rebut the original allegations with more
than a dozen witnesses and other evidence.
Targeted for Exposing Bush Family
Ties to Nazi Leaders?
The fact is, John is being persecuted
by the Bush regime for his courage in reporting the "Bush-Nazi
story" in the New Hampshire Gazette last fall and then taking
Bush on earlier this year based on the ugly truth about 9/11. We
the people of the 9/11 and anti-war/anti-corporatism movements
can not sit by and watch this happen. We must all help John in
any way we can -- NOW.
Given his dire situation, John needs a
lot of help and moral support. Specifically, he needs some
short-term financial support and legal assistance, as well as
media exposure to call attention to his persecution by the
John has emerged as a courageous
member of the 9/11 community and has made a firm commitment to
continue on with the fight until the Bush administration has
been held accountable. For that reason, he deserves your full
and aggressive support.
Two years after the arrest, Buchanan
had this to say on his radio interview:
"I remember going to court and the
public defender saying he lost my file, I had no defense and I
better plead guilty as I was going to jail," recalled Buchanan,
adding that he broke down in tears. "I then called a 9/11
activist, Gabriel Day, who quickly helped me retain a lawyer.
The lawyer then obtained a continuance and was able to persuade
the judge the government had concocted the story, having no
victim or evidence. The case was finally dropped but after
considerable time and expense.
"Even after that experience, I was
harassed by agents one more time, again accusing me of plotting
to kill the President but releasing me after they said I was
only in their custody for wanting to impeach the President. What
a joke, I remember telling them before being released, saying if
you hauled in everybody who wanted to impeach the President you
would have to build another Guatanamo Bay right here in the
"Since then, I have lived in five
states in the last year and half, now settling in a rural part
of Georgia. I have written a screenplay about war profiteering,
my book Fixing America has been selling and I am
planning again to run for President.
What happened to me should prove to
Americans without question that we are living in a fascist
country and that Nazi-like tactics are being used against
The following story, written by
Buchanan in 2003, appeared in the New Hampshire Gazette, a story
still ignored by all the treasonous politicians and members of
the media, as America still remains captive by the murderous and
Nazi-like ways of the treasonous Bush family.
By John Buchanan
Exclusive to The New Hampshire
After 60 years of inattention and even denial by the U.S. media,
newly-uncovered government documents in The National Archives
and Library of Congress reveal that Prescott Bush, the
grandfather of President George W. Bush, served as a business
partner of and U.S. banking operative for the financial
architect of the Nazi war machine from 1926 until 1942, when
Congress took aggressive action against Bush and his "enemy
The documents also show that Bush and
his colleagues, according to reports from the U.S. Department of
the Treasury and FBI, tried to conceal their financial alliance
with German industrialist
Thyssen, a steel and coal baron who, beginning in the
mid-1920s, personally funded Adolf Hitler's rise to power by the
subversion of democratic principle and German law.
Furthermore, the declassified records
demonstrate that Bush and his associates, who included E. Roland
Harriman, younger brother of American icon W. Averell Harriman,
George Herbert Walker, President Bush's maternal
great-grandfather, continued their dealings with the German
industrial baron for nearly eight months after the U.S. entered
George Herbert Walker
For six decades these historical facts
have gone unreported by the mainstream U.S. media. The essential
facts have appeared on the Internet and in relatively obscure
books, but were dismissed by the media and Bush family as
undocumented diatribes. This story has also escaped the
attention of "official" Bush biographers, Presidential
historians and publishers of U.S. history books covering World
War II and its aftermath.
The White House did not respond to
phone calls seeking comment.
The Summer of '42
The unraveling of the web of
Bush-Harriman-Thyssen U.S. enterprises, all of which operated
out of the same suite of offices at 39 Broadway under the
supervision of Prescott Bush, began with a story that ran in the
New York Herald-Tribune on July 30, 1942. By then, the U.S. had
been at war with Germany for nearly eight months.
"Hitler's Angel Has $3 Million in U.S.
Bank," declared the headline. The lead paragraph characterized
Fritz Thyssen as "Adolf Hitler's original patron a decade ago."
In fact, the steel and coal magnate had aggressively supported
and funded Hitler since October 1923, according to Thyssen's
autobiography, I Paid Hitler. In that book, Thyssen also
acknowledges his direct personal relationships with Adolf
Hitler, Joseph Goebbels and Rudolf Hess.
The Herald-Tribune also cited unnamed
sources who suggested Thyssen's U.S. "nest egg" in fact belonged
to "Nazi bigwigs" including Goebbels, Hermann Goering, Heinrich
Himmler, or even Hitler himself.
Business is Business
The "bank," founded in 1924 by W.
Averell Harriman on behalf of Thyssen and his Bank voor Handel
en Scheepvaart N.V. of Holland, was Union Banking Corporation (UBC)
of New York City. According to government documents, it was in
reality a clearing house for a number of Thyssen-controlled
enterprises and assets, including as many as a dozen individual
businesses. UBC also bought and shipped overseas gold, steel,
coal, and U.S. Treasury and war bonds. The company's activities
were administered for Thyssen by a Netherlands-born, naturalized
U.S. citizen named Cornelis Lievense, who served as president of
UBC. Roland Harriman was chairman and Prescott Bush a managing
The Herald-Tribune article did not
identify Bush or Harriman as executives of UBC, or Brown
Brothers Harriman, in which they were partners, as UBC's private
banker. A confidential FBI memo from that period suggested,
without naming the Bush and Harriman families, that politically
prominent individuals were about to come under official U.S.
government scrutiny as Hitler's plunder of Europe continued
After the "Hitler's Angel" article was
published Bush and Harriman made no attempts to divest
themselves of the controversial Thyssen financial alliance, nor
did they challenge the newspaper report that UBC was, in fact, a
de facto Nazi front organization in the U.S.
Instead, the government documents
show, Bush and his partners increased their subterfuge to try to
conceal the true nature and ownership of their various
businesses, particularly after the U.S. entered the war. The
documents also disclose that Cornelis Lievense, Thyssen's
personal appointee to oversee U.S. matters for his
Rotterdam-based Bank voor Handel en Scheepvaart N.V., via UBC
for nearly two decades, repeatedly denied to U.S. government
investigators any knowledge of the ownership of the Netherlands
bank or the role of Thyssen in it.
UBC's original group of business
associates included George Herbert Walker, who had a
relationship with the Harriman family that began in 1919. In
1922, Walker and W. Averell Harriman traveled to Berlin to set
up the German branch of their banking and investment operations,
which were largely based on critical war resources such as steel
The Walker-Harriman-created German
industrial alliance also included partnership with another
German titan who supported Hitler's rise, Friedrich Flick, who
partnered with Thyssen in the German Steel Trust that forged the
Nazi war machine. For his role in using slave labor and his own
steel, coal and arms resources to build Hitler's war effort,
Flick was convicted at the Nuremberg trials and sentenced to
seven years in prison.
The Family Business
In 1926, after Prescott Bush had
married Walker's daughter, Dorothy, Walker brought Bush in as a
vice president of the private banking and investment firm of W.A.
Harriman & Co., also located in New York. Bush became a partner
in the firm that later became Brown Brothers Harriman and the
largest private investment bank in the world. Eventually, Bush
became a director of and stockholder in UBC.
However, the government documents note
that Bush, Harriman, Lievense and the other UBC stockholders
were in fact "nominees," or phantom shareholders, for Thyssen
and his Holland bank, meaning that they acted at the direct
behest of their German client.
On October 20, 1942, under authority
of the Trading with the Enemy Act, the U.S. Congress seized UBC
and liquidated its assets after the war. The seizure is
confirmed by Vesting Order No. 248 in the U.S. Office of the
Alien Property Custodian and signed by U.S. Alien Property
Custodian Leo T. Crowley.
In August, under the same authority,
Congress had seized the first of the Bush-Harriman-managed
Thyssen entities, Hamburg-American Line, under Vesting Order No.
126, also signed by Crowley. Eight days after the seizure of UBC,
Congress invoked the Trading with the Enemy Act again to take
control of two more Bush-Harriman-Thyssen businesses -
Holland-American Trading Corp. (Vesting Order No. 261) and
Seamless Steel Equipment Corp (Vesting Order No. 259). In
November, Congress seized the Nazi interests in
Silesian-American Corporation, which allegedly profited from
slave labor at Auschwitz via a partnership with I.G. Farben,
Hitler's third major industrial patron and partner in the
infrastructure of the Third Reich.
The documents from the Archives also
show that the Bushes and Harrimans shipped valuable U.S. assets,
including gold, coal, steel and U.S. Treasury and war bonds, to
their foreign clients overseas as Hitler geared up for his 1939
invasion of Poland, the event that sparked World War II.
That's One Way to Put It
Following the Congressional seizures
of UBC and the other four Bush-Harriman-Thyssen enterprises, The
New York Times reported on December 16, 1944, in a brief story
on page 25, that UBC had "received authority to change its
principal place of business to 120 Broadway." The Times story
did not report that UBC had been seized by the U.S. government
or that the new address was the U.S. Office of the Alien
Property Custodian. The story also neglected to mention that the
other UBC-related businesses had also been seized by Congress.
Still No Story?
Since then, the information has not
appeared in any U.S. news coverage of any Bush political
campaign, nor has it been included in any of the major Bush
family biographies. It was, however, covered extensively in
George H.W. Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, by Webster Tarpley
and Anton Chaitkin. Chaitkin's father served as an attorney in
the 1940s for some of the victims of the Bush-Harriman-Thyssen
The book gave a detailed, accurate
accounting of the Bush family's long Nazi affiliation, but no
mainstream U.S. media entity reported on or even investigated
the allegations, despite careful documentation by the authors.
Major booksellers declined to distribute the book, which was
dismissed by Bush supporters as biased and untrue. Its authors
struggled even to be reviewed in reputable newspapers. That the
book was published by a Lyndon LaRouche's organization
undoubtedly made it easier to dismiss, but does not change the
The essence of the story been posted
for years on various Internet sites, including BuzzFlash.com and
TakeBackTheMedia.com, but no online media seem to have
independently confirmed it.
Likewise, the mainstream media have
apparently made no attempt since World War II to either verify
or disprove the allegations of Nazi collaboration against the
Bush family. Instead, they have attempted to dismiss or
discredit such Internet sites or "unauthorized" books without
any journalistic inquiry or research into their veracity.
The National Review ran an essay on
September 1 by their White House correspondent Byron York,
entitled "Annals of Bush-Hating." It begins mockingly: "Are you
aware of the murderous history of George W. Bush - indeed, of
the entire Bush family? Are you aware of the president's Nazi
sympathies? His crimes against humanity? And do you know, by the
way, that George W. Bush is a certifiable moron?" York goes on
to discredit the "Bush is a moron" IQ hoax, but fails to
disprove the Nazi connection.
The more liberal Boston Globe ran a
column September 29 by Reason magazine's Cathy Young in which
she referred to "Bush-o-phobes on the Internet" who "repeat
preposterous claims about the Bush family's alleged Nazi
Poles Tackle the Topic
Newsweek Polska, the magazine's Polish
edition, published a short piece on the "Bush Nazi past" in its
March 5, 2003 edition. The item reported that "the Bush family
reaped rewards from the forced-labor prisoners in the Auschwitz
concentration camp," according to a copyrighted English-language
translation from Scoop Media (www.scoop.co.nz). The story also
reported the seizure of the various Bush-Harriman-Thyssen
Still Not Interested
Major U.S. media outlets, including
ABC News, NBC News, The New York Times, Washington Post,
Washington Times, Los Angeles Times and Miami Herald, have
repeatedly declined to investigate the story when information
regarding discovery of the documents was presented to them
beginning Friday, August 29. Newsweek U.S. correspondent Michael
Isikoff, famous for his reporting of big scoops during the
Clinton-Lewinsky sexual affair of the 1990s, declined twice to
accept an exclusive story based on the documents from the
After the seizures of the various
businesses they oversaw with Cornelis Lievense and his German
partners, the U.S. government quietly settled with Bush,
Harriman and others after the war. Bush and Harriman each
received $1.5 million in cash as compensation for their seized
In 1952, Prescott Bush was elected to
the U.S. Senate, with no press accounts about his well-concealed
Nazi past. There is no record of any U.S. press coverage of the
Bush-Nazi connection during any political campaigns conducted by
George Herbert Walker Bush, Jeb Bush, or George W. Bush, with
the exception of a brief mention in an unrelated story in the
Sarasota Herald Tribune in November 2000 and a brief but
inaccurate account in The Boston Globe in 2001.
John Buchanan is a
journalist and investigative reporter with 35 years of
experience in New York, Los Angeles, Washington and Miami. His
work has appeared in more than 100 newspapers, magazines and
books. He can be reached by e-mail at:
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