Bush and Hitler

I've often thought about the similarity between Hitler and Bush, in that they both led their countries to an invasion based on fabrication, and fear and with popular support.

I don't think that we are bound by our history nor family background, but it is nonetheless interesting that the Bush family power and fortune is connected to the Hitler regime. Max Wallace in his book, "The American Axis" writes about Henry Ford's avid support of the third Reich and then makes this mention:

"In a small box housed among the US National Archives Trading With the Enemy files sits an explosive series of documents implicating another prominent family in this serious crime [trading with the enemy]. On October 20, 1942, ten months after the United States entered the Second World War, the US Alien Property Custodian, Leo T. Crowley, issued Vesting Order 248 under the Trading With the Enemy Act, seizing all assets of the Union Banking Corporation of New York, which was being operated as a front for "enemy nationals." According to a federal government investigation,Union Banking was not a bank at all, but a cloak operation, laundering money for Germany's powerful Thyssen family. The Thyssens were instrumental in financing Hitler's rise to power and had supplied the Nazi regime with much of the steel it needed to prosecute the war.

One of the partners of the Union Banking Corporation, the man who oversaw all investments on behalf of the Nazi-affiliated owners, happened to be Prescott Bush, grandfather of the American president George W. Bush. Through the connections of his father-in-law, Bert Walker (George W's maternal great-grandfather), who has been described by a US Justice Department investigator as "one of Hitler's most powerful financial supporters in the United States," Prescott Bush specialized in managing the investments for a number of German companies, many with extensive Nazi ties. ...
"According to former United States Justice Department Nazi war crimes investigator John Loftus, who has investigated the Bush family's considerable ties to the Third Reich, Prescott Bush's investment prowess helped make millions of dollars for various Nazi-front holding companies, and he was well paid for his efforts. "The Bush family fortune that helped put two members of the family in the White House can be traced directly to the Third Reich," says Loftus, who is currently president of the Florida Holocaust museum." Page 348&349, "The American Axis"

It's good when we can learn from history, although oftentimes we don't.

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