George W. Bush's grandfather helped finance the Nazi Party. Karl Rove's
grandfather allegedly helped run the Nazi Party, and helped build the Birkenau
Death Camp. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Austrian father volunteered for the infamous
Nazi SA and became a ranking officer.
Together, they have destabilized California and are on the brink of bringing
it a new Reich. With the Schwarzenegger candidacy they have laid siege to
America's largest state, lining it up for the 2004 election.
The Bush family ties to the Nazi party are well known. In their 1994 Secret
War Against the Jews, Mark Aarons and John Loftus use official US documents to
establish that George Herbert Walker, George W. Bush's maternal
great-grandfather, was one of Hitler's most important early backers. He funneled money to
the rising young fascist through the Union Banking Corporation.
In 1926, Walker arranged to have his new son-in-law, Prescott Bush---father
of President George Bush I, grandfather of George Bush II---hired as Vice
President at W.A. Harriman and Company. Prescott became a senior partner when
Harriman merged with a British-American investment company to become Brown Brothers
Harriman. In 1934 Prescott Bush joined the Board of Directors of Union
The bank helped Hitler rise to power. It also helped him wage war. As late
as July 31, 1941---well after the Nazi invasion of Poland---the U.S.
government froze $3 million in Union Banking assets linked to Fritz Thyssen. Thyssen
was noted in the American press as a "German industrialist and original backer
of Adolph Hitler."
Loftus writes that Thyssen's "American friends in New York City [were]
Prescott Bush and Herbert Walker, the father and father-in-law of a future President
of the United States." That would be the current president's father, George
Herbert Walker Bush, also the former CIA director.
On October 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of Nazi
Germany's banking operations in New York City, which were under the direction of
Prescott Bush. The government seized control of Union Banking Corporation under the
Trading with the Enemy Act. The liquidation yielded a reported $750,000
apiece for Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker. The book, The Splendid Blonde
Beast: Money, Law and Genocide, goes into exhaustive detail on Bush-Harriman
Nazi money laundering. More recently, Michael Kranish covers the same Bush-Nazi
relationships in The Rise of the Bush Family Dynasty published in the Boston
Globe. Loftus documents that "Prescott Bush knowingly served as a money
launderer for the Nazis. Remember that Union Bank's books and accounts were frozen by
the U.S. Alien Property Custodian in 1942 and not released back to the Bush
family until 1951."
Often ignored are the Bush family's post-World War II dealings with former
Nazis. John Foster Dulles, who had worked with the Bush family in the Harriman
Company in laundering money for Nazi Germany, was Dwight Eisenhower's
Secretary of State. His brother Allen became CIA director.
As Martin Lee documents in The Beast Reawakens, American intelligence
recruited numerous top Nazis to spy on the Soviets during the Cold War. Many
established connections to the Bush family that had helped finance their original rise
to power. In 1988 Project Censored, in its top award, noted "how the major
mass media ignored, overlooked or undercovered at least ten critical stories
reported in America's alternative press that raised serious questions about the
Republican candidate, George Bush, dating from his reported role as a CIA
'asset' in 1963 to his presidential campaign's connection with a network of
anti-Semites with Nazi and fascist affiliations in 1988." Investigative reporter Russ
Bellant established ties between the Republican Party and former Axis Nazis
In 2000 and 2001 the Columbus Alive published a series of articles
documenting further links between Bush, Sr. and the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his own
fascist networks in Japan and Korea.
Karl Rove has parallel ties. The shadowy Rove serves as "Bush's Brain" in
the current White House. He is the political mastermind behind the California
coup, and is now in the headlines for outing Valerie Plame, the CIA wife of
Ambassador Joseph Wilson. A consummate strategist, Rove may have outed Plame in
retaliation for Wilson's failure to back up the Bush claim that Saddam Hussein
was buying nuclear weapons materials in Africa. According to some published
reports, as many as seventy CIA operatives have been put at risk by Rove's
According to Wilson, and to Retired U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Al Martin
(www.almartinraw.com), Rove's grandfather was Karl Heinz Roverer, the Gauleiter of
Oldenburg. Roverer was Reich-Statthalter---Nazi State Party Chairman---for his
region. He was also a partner and senior engineer in the Roverer Sud-Deutche
Ingenieurburo A. G. engineering firm, which built the Birkenau death camp, at
which tens of thousands of Jews, Gypsies, dissidents and other were
slaughtered en masse.
Rove, who has been based in Utah and associated with the Mormon Church, is
widely viewed as the chief engineer of the current Bush administration. He and
Tom DeLay are attempting to force the Texas legislature to redistrict its
Congressional delegations, adding seven sure seats to the Republican column. By
controlling the state houses in New York, Florida, Texas and California, the
GOP would have a lock on the four largest states in the union, and thus the
ability to manipulate vote counts and strip voter registration rolls in the run-up
to the 2004 election.
Rove is a prime behind-the-scenes mover in the Schwarzenegger campaign. On
May 1, 1939, a year after the Nazis took control of Schwarzenegger's native
Austria, his father Gustav, voluntarily joined Hilter's infamous Strumabteilung
(SA), "brown shirt" stormtroopers. This was just six months after the brown
shirts played a key role in the bloody Kristallnacht attacks on Germany's Jewish
The Vienna daily Der Standard noted recently that "Gustav, a high-ranking
Nazi, brought up the bespectacled, rather frail boy with an iron fist and quite a
few slaps in the face." Arnold's father favored a Hitler-style mustache in
On October 3, ABC News broke the story of Schwarzenegger's 1977 interview in
which he was asked whom he admired. Schwarzenegger replied, "I admire Hitler,
for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal
education, up to power. I admire him for being such a good public speaker and
for what he did with it."
To cover himself, Schwarzenegger has made substantial donations to the Los
Angeles-based Wiesenthal Center, which tracks down ex-Nazis. Arnold has also
But he has not renounced his friendship with fellow Austrian Kurt Waldheim,
the one-time head of the United Nations with known Nazi ties. The book Arnold:
An Unauthorized Biography, documents Arnold toasting Waldheim, who had
participated in Nazi atrocities during World War II, at his wedding to Maria
Shriver. "My friends don't want me to mention Kurt's name, because of all the recent
Nazi stuff and the U.N. controversy," Arnold said. "But I love him and Maria
does to, and so thank you, Kurt."
On May 17, 2001, Schwarzenegger also met with Kenneth "Kenny Boy" Lay of
Enron at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles. Through the utility deregulation
plan signed into law by Pete Wilson, Schwarzenegger's chief advisor, California
was destabilized, bankrupting the state government and opening the door for
Tuesday's recall election. Lay has been George W. Bush's chief financial backer,
and a close associate of Karl Rove's.
According to Bob Woodward's Bush at War, Bush attended a New York Yankees
game soon after the September 11 World Trade Center disaster. He wore a
fireman's jacket. As he threw out the first pitch, the crowd roared. Thousands of
fans stuck out their arms with thumbs up. Karl Rove, sitting in the box of
Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, likened the roar of the crowd to "a Nazi rally."
He would know.
Bob Fitrakis's Spooks, Nuke & Nazis is now available at www.freepress.org.
He is co-author with Harvey Wasserman of The SuperPower of Peace v. Bush et.
al.. available November 1.
Harvey Wasserman is author of Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States and co-author (with Bob Fitrakis) of The Superpower of Peace v. Bush et. al.,
soon available from www.freepress.org.