Originally posted by Uma
Pamela Harriman is an interesting one.
What I don't understand is that Averell Harriman was a democrat, so why was he such buddies with Prescott Bush and George Herbert Walker? Just the
More than just a S&B Connection. I found this:
TRADING WITH THE ENEMY
"In the 1930s, Bush, Harriman, and Rockefeller, established themselves as enemies of democracy by going into business with Hitler, and by importing
Nazism to the United States. As detailed in chapter 2, it is because Bush was still in business with the Nazis after Hitler declared war on the U.S.,
that several of his companies, including the Hamburg-Amerika shipping line, was confiscated by the government of the United States.
History was repeating itself, for at the close of the first world war, and Germany’s defeat, the Hamburg-Amerika’s commercial shipping fleet was
first confiscated by the American government in 1919—part of the spoils of war.
In 1920, the Harrimans became the new owners of Hamburg- Amerika. The Harrimans also obtained the exclusive right to 50% of all shipping business that
originated in Hamburg and 100% control of all activities of the Hamburg line that originated in the United States.
In 1931, Harriman & Co. merged with Brown Brothers to become one of the biggest investment banks in the world. Prescott Bush became a senior partner
in the new firm. That same year, George Walker began running the North American operations of the Hamburg-Amerika shipping line under the auspices of
Walker’s American Shipping & Commerce, which in turn was controlled by a holding company called the Harriman Fifteen. Averell Harriman, George
Walker, and Prescott Bush were the directors of this holding company and thus the owners of the Hamburg-Amerika line (4,23).
Three years later, U.S. government investigators determined that several of the directors of the Hamburg-Amerika line, were major contributors to the
Nazi Party. These men, it was determined, had provided a wealth of funds to Hitler for his 1932 election campaign (12). Prescott Bush was one of these
men. Prescott Bush was financing Nazi terrorism as a means of destabilizing Germany’s democratic government and catapulting Hitler to power.
Prescott Bush and one of the companies that he directed, the Hamburg-Amerika Line, was identified by the U.S. embassy in Berlin as providing the funds
to support Hitler’s “costly election campaigns’’ and “the cost of maintaining a private army of 300,000 to 400,000 men.” It was these men
who spread terror throughout Germany.
As detailed by Tarpley and Chaitkin (24) “The American embassy also reported that the Hamburg-Amerika Line was purchasing and distributing
propaganda attacks against the German government, for attempting this last-minute crackdown on Hitler’s forces.”
After Hitler came to power, the Hamburg-Amerika Line also began financing Nazi propaganda and subsidizing pro-Nazi newspapers here in the U.S. The
purpose of this propaganda was clear. The Bonesmen were not just seeking to support Nazi Germany, but were seeking to undermine the constitutional
government of the United States (4,24). The Bonesmen were sworn enemies of democracy.
"After Hitler came to power, his dreaded terrorist organization, the SS was unleashed upon the German people (3,5,6). The SS was not just a terrorist
organization, but deeply involved in spying and espionage as well as business. Other long range goals was to establish monopolies not only in Germany,
but in all the countries it conquered (6). Himmler’s dreaded SS, had a lot of friends in the business world who also hoped to benefit from the
spoils. They gave him and his SS incredible sums of money, making them, so to speak, stockholders in his money-making terrorist organization.
The Hamburg-Amerika line, which was directed by Prescott Bush, not only contributed money and helped to distribute Nazi propaganda in the U.S. and
Germany, but it was also one of the official “Friends of the Reichsfuhrer SS” (6) —also known as “The Order” and the “Brotherhood of
Like its American counterpart, the “Order of Skull and Bones” the German “Order” was dedicated to making money, and recruited its membership
from the aristocracy and the moneyed elite."
The predominant role that Averell Harriman would play over the course of 40 years of postwar American policymaking underscores the fact that not
all leading members of Skull & Bones share the identical policy outlook. While some members of the Stimson inner circle were critical of Harriman,
whom they considered to be too personally ambitious (he was also a liberal imperial Democrat in a secret fraternity dominated historically by moderate
Republicans), Harriman nevertheless stands out as one of the Order's most active figures. The fact that he was a business partner and social intimate
throughout his adult life of fellow Bonesman and Republican Sen. Prescott Bush Sr., the father of the current president underscores that point.
There's a lot more information on that page that goes deeper into the relationship between Harriman and Bush. It's really disturbing, to say the
Where's sebatwerk and Majestic12? I still haven't heard their response on all this!
[edit on 10-6-2005 by eudaimonia]