History of the Bush Family's Money
Time to chop down the Bush family political tree
The Bible tells us, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
The Bush family tree is produces wormy nuts. It is time to break out the chainsaw, cut down the tree, burn the wood and salt the earth so no future member of the Bush political dynasty ever steps foot into the Oval Office.
George Herbert Walker -- a supreme predator, operating with top organized crime lords, devoured companies and people's life works for their private enrichment without honest work of the few cannibals hiding behind facades of feigned decency. His allies, collaborators, and sometimes business partners included John D. Rockefeller (founder of Exxon way back then under the name of Standard Oil of New Jersey), E.H. Harriman (owned railroads) and William Rockefeller (financed Harriman's railroad through Rockefeller's 'Citibank' predecessor). Walker wass the architypical Wall Street war profiteer, with office headquarters address at 1 Wall Street.
Samuel Prescott Bush -- He was son of a Episcopalian preacher. Walker and Bush would each contribute one child to the marriage of Prescott Bush and Dorothy Walker to produce grandson George Herbert Walker Bush, and great-grandson George Walker Bush.
Sam started out as low-management for railroads, where he made the connections needed to move over to Buckeye Steel Castings Company. Buckeye harbored railroad strike-breaker sentiment from the president on down. It's founder was member of the "Cleveland Gatling Gun Battery", called a military and social organization, set up in 1878, the year after nationwide railroad strikes the year before. This guns and railroad connection returns for World War I, when Buckeye Steel produced gun barrels and shell casings, and Sam Bush was moved by his employer-owners into the position of chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms and Ammunition Section of the War Industries Board. Bush took national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with Remington and other weapons companies.
Preacher's son Bush looks innocent until you are informed that his patron, Percy Rockefeller took control of Remington Arms in 1914. Frank Rockefeller was president of Buckeye Steel for three years from 1905-1908, followed by Sam Bush from 1908-1937, throughout the WWI years and the gunbarrel sales era of Buckeye. In 1915 a new Remington plant was constructed, operational by 1916 for the first world war, just in time to get a million rifle order from Russia. Sixty-seven percent of all the ammunition used in WWI by the US, Britain and Russia was sold by Remington.
Prescott Sheldon Bush -- Best known for serving in the US armed forces in Arizona during WWI spent defacing Geronimo's grave and grave-robbing the skull for his germanic secret piracy club "Skull and Bones Society" headquartered at Yale, University. What he is not famous for was his financier banker support of Adolph Hitler, the Nazi Storm Troopers, Auschwitz and death camps. In his quest to get rich Prescott Bush collaborated with the Nazis before war broke out and through the year after Pearl Harbor.
Prescott Bush became Hitler's banker when he became Fritz Thyssen's banker. The incredible loot Fritz's father made in steel, coal, and railroads during WWI was hidden in Holland. Shortly afterwards he was looking to spread some in America and opened a front operation through E.R. Harriman in New York City. In fact, reports indicate that the Bush connections to Nazi money continued through 1951.
Fritz Thyssen published a book titled "I Paid Hitler" in 1941. It described how Thyssen sponsored the Storm Troopers of Ernst Roehm as early as 1933, allowing them to build up to 4,500,000 strong to take over Germany. But in 1942, even after Pearl Harbor, Prescott Bush and his father-in-law George Herbert Walker, were administering Thyssen's money until forced by the US government to halt (temporarily).
George Herbert Walker along with partner Averell Harriman established W. A. Harriman & Co. Bank in November 1919. In 1926 Prescott S. Bush was installed as Vice-President of W. A. Harriman & Co. In 1928, W. A. Harriman bought Dresser Industries, paying $4,000,000 for Dresser's corporate stock and made it a public company by issuing 300,000 shares of stock. Neil Mallon, with no experience in the oil business, was installed as company president. Prescott Bush was the banking representative who helped finance the deal that established Dresser and served on the company's board.  Dresser produced the incendiary bombs that were used on Tokyo.  Dresser also made gaseous diffusion pumps for the Manhattan atomic bomb project.  Prescott financed Hitler through the Union Banking Corporation. 
In 1931 Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. merged with W. A. Harriman & Co., the railroad empire. The Harriman railroads shipped oil for John D. Rockefeller of Standard Oil. Samuel P. Bush, father of Prescott, owned Buckeye Steel Castings Co. which manufactured parts for the Harriman railroad company.  During World War II Prescott was a director of two companies Dresser Industries, oil field equipment manufacturer, and until recently a part of Halliburton, and the second was Vanadium Corporation of America. "They were both involved in atomic energy projects." 
"George H. W. Bush worked for the company in several positions after the war, from 1948-1951."  Dresser Industries acquired M.W. Kellogg, an oil services company, in 1988. On September 29, 1998, Dresser formally merged with rival company Halliburton. Dick Cheney, a long-time member of the CFR, negotiated the $7.7 billion deal.  Halliburton then issued 176 million new shares of its common stock to Dresser shareholders.  On 10 April 2001 the Dresser division (excluding the former Kellogg division) entered an agreement to separate itself from Halliburton because of "more than 300,000 asbestos claims filed against a Dresser subsidiary located in Pennsylvania that made construction products containing the substance."  Halliburton "split its operations into two distinct entities in order to protect its assets from the asbestos litigation. Halliburton positioned Kellogg, Brown & Root under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. 
It would have cost Halliburton billions, in both cash and stock, to settle the asbestos claims.  This is despite the Bush administration's attempts to get Congress to limit asbestos liability. But, Arlen Specter has come to the rescue with his Asbestos Trust Fund Bill, purportedly to help victims. Now, Halliburton's liability will be limited to $450 million. Halliburton, with government contracts, recovered and their purchase of Dresser possibly saved the Dresser stockholders, perhaps even the Bush family?  It wouldn't be the first time!
Halliburton's support of Lyndon Johnson resulted in several contracts including the construction of military bases during the Vietnam War. After the Persian Gulf War in 1991, then-Defense Secretary Cheney, who directed our first invasion of Iraq, paid Brown & Root to conduct "a study on the benefits of military outsourcing." Months later, Cheney paid them an additional $5 million to update the report. "In 1992, Brown & Root was awarded the U.S. Army's first Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) contract, an omnibus contract that allows the Army to call on KBR for support in all of its field operations, including combat, peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance." 
"On March 24, 2003, the Army announced publicly that KBR had been awarded five task orders in Iraq potentially worth $7 billion to implement the plan." "KBR was awarded a $100 million contract in 2002 to build a new U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, from the State Department." "KBR has also been awarded 15 LOGCAP task orders worth more than $216 million for work under 'Operation Enduring Freedom,' the military name for operations in Afghanistan. These include establishing base camps at Kandahar and Bagram Air Force Base and training foreign troops from the Republic of Georgia." "On Feb. 27, 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority's Program Management Office in Baghdad awarded KBR a contract worth nearly $51.5 million for "electrical power transmission" in Iraq." 
Until recently, former president, George Herbert Walker (Poppy) Bush was a highly paid consultant with the Carlyle Group, which specializes in the defense industry. For the purposes of this article, I won't go into his shady dealings with the CIA.
Young Georgie-boy "Dubya" Bush has been a failure in his every business venture, always relying on Poppy and his friends to bail him. One thing he is good at (besides making messes for the grown-ups to clean up) is making nepotism and cronyism a new art form -- this from the man that was going to clean up Washington politics!
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) asserted in 2005 that Cheney's stock options which were worth $241,498 a year ago, are then valued at more than $8 million-- for an increase of 3,281% . Cheney has pledged to give the proceeds to charity. Cheney continues to received a deferred salary from the company. He was paid $205,298 in 2001; $162,392 in 2002; $178,437 in 2003; and $194,852 in 2004.
The Independent, UK published an article that exemplifies Bush cronism at its worst:
Shock and oil: Iraq's billions & the White House connection
Stephen Foley reports from New York
Published: 14 January 2007
The American company appointed to advise the US government on the economic reconstruction of Iraq has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican Party coffers and has admitted that its own finances are in chaos because of accounting errors and bad management.
BearingPoint is fighting to restore its reputation in the US after falling more than a year behind in reporting its own financial results, prompting legal actions from its creditors and shareholders.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, BearingPoint employees gave $117,000 (£60,000) to the 2000 and 2004 Bush election campaigns, more than any other Iraq contractor. Other recipients include three prominent Congressmen on the House of Representatives' defence sub-committee, which oversees defence department contracts.
One of the biggest single contributors to BearingPoint's in-house political fund was James Horner, who heads the company's emerging markets business which is working in Iraq and Afghanistan. He donated $5,000 in August 2005.
Because of Dubya's major screw-ups, JEB's shot at the White House in 2008 has been torpedoed. That's okay...JEB's boy is the next generation of the Bush political dynasty and he is waiting in the wings. Poppy said JEB was the smart one of the family, which is not saying much for the Bush gene pool!
George Prescott Bush (born April 24, 1976), the eldest of three children of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife Columba. He is the nephew of President George W. Bush and the grandson of former President George H. W. Bush.
His mother, Columba Garnica Gallo, was born in Mexico, and his heritage has made him a popular figure with Hispanic voters. Bush has an undergraduate degree from Rice University and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas in 2003.
Columba Bush was born as Columba Garnica Gallo in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, where she grew up and attended high school. Her parents were Jose Maria Garnica, a migrant worker (read "peasant"), and Josefina (or Josephina) Gallo. She married Jeb Bush, whom she had met in 1971 in León while he was teaching English as part of a foreign exchange program, on February 23, 1974, in Austin, Texas. (According to the Laredo Morning Times, she told her father she was going to the post office, and has never seen him since.) The couple have three children: George P. Bush, Noelle Bush, and Jeb Bush, Jr.
Young Jorge P. was reported while campaigning for Uncle Dubya among hispanics as saying in spanish Latinos should vote "for their own kind."
John Ellis Bush, Jr. was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest; Noelle Bush, the governor's daughter, was arrested in January 2002 and accused of trying to pass a fraudulent prescription at a pharmacy to obtain the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. His wife Columba was caught trying to smuggle a diamond necklace through customs.
Dubya's twins are real party girls, following in dear old dad's alcoholic footsteps. The Bush family has married for generations of inbred elite families. Poppy didn't know what a supermarket scanner was and grand dame Barbara, iron-willed dominating matriarch of the clan, is infamous for her flippant elitist quips.
Speaking about the then-tentative war on Iraq, on March 18, 2003 she told ABC's Good Morning America:
"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
On September 5, 2005, while visiting Hurricane Katrina relief centers in Houston, TX, she stated on the American Public Media radio program "Marketplace," "Almost everyone I've talked to says, 'We're gonna move to Houston.' What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas... Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality, and so many of the people in the arenas here, you know, were underprivileged anyway. This is working very well for them."
In 2006 it was revealed that Barbara Bush donated an undisclosed amount of money to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund with specific instructions that the money be spent with an educational software company owned by her son Neil Bush. Gotta get her kiddies taken care of financially, don't you know?
Neil has done a lot better in business than Dubya, even if much of it was crooked or unethical.
Now we have Neil Bush, from Silverado Savings and Loan infamy, cutting deals all over the Middle East using Daddy's and Dubya's business and political connections in that part of the world. And why shouldn't he?
First Brother Neil has found lucrative comfort in Saudi Arabia, the home of 15 of the 19 hijackers of 911. His company, Ignite!, Inc., an e-learning educational software company, has been busy finding clients in the educational community of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It's always a great thing to find better ways to teach. But we also know that schools in these countries are financed and influenced by the Wahhabi clerical structure, the most radical form of Islam that preaches violence against Christians, Jews, and even fellow Shia and Sufi Muslims. It is, therefore, astounding that Brother Neil would be trying to sell software to schools that can then put vile and extremist religious rantings online and accessible to more "students," madrassas , and future terrorists throughout the Middle East. But then again, when have the Bushes ever cared about the consequences of their business dealings?
In fact, so-called "homeland security" also seems made to order for the Bushes. From 1994 to 1999, Neil ran Interlink Management Corporation from 10000 Memorial Drive in Houston in the same building where Daddy Bush has his office. Interlink is a venture capital firm that funded start-up companies in the biotech fields, including many that are currently engaged in bio-war defenses involving people, animals, and crops. Once again, how convenient for the Bushes.
And who is one of Neil Bush's best friends and advocates in the Middle East? A leader who said this following 911: "the United States must not to act in haste, it must give diplomacy and legal means every opportunity before launching a military strike on Afghanistan, it must not rush to accuse people without hard evidence." His name is Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Defense Minister of the United Arab Emirates, a country that was one of three to recognize the Taliban and a center for the financing of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Last October, while visiting Dubai, Brother Neil praised the good Shaikh as a man with "foresight and vision." Bush's other escort was Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, the Finance Minister of Dubai and someone who certainly had his pulse on the millions of dollars sent through the emirate on their way to the Taliban and Pakistani madrassas and Islamic "charities."
Legend has it (falsely) George Washington chopped down his father's cherry tree. I wish he could take an axe to the pest-infested Bush family tree and turn it into kindling!
The Bush Family's War Profiteering
Thursday, 24 February 2005
The extent of Iraq contracts going to corporations which involve members of President George W. Bush's family is widespread and extensive involving hundreds of millions of dollars. Often these firms receive contracts where the corporations have no expertise and certainly the Bush family members have no expertise or experience in these areas. It is a world not of know how but of know who, marinated in campaign contributions. It seems like Bush family and friends are trading on their relationship to the President. The matrix of government contracts and Bush related corporations invites further investigation by the media and Congress - inquiries that are long overdue.
Below are examples of Bush Family members who have profited from the war and occupation of Iraq. These issues have not been examined or reported by the mainstream media.
Neil Mallon Bush the younger brother of the President, infamous for his involvement in the Silverado S and L scandal, has been hired by Crest Investment Company as a consultant for $60,000 per year to assist with their efforts to serve as a middleman to advise other companies that seek taxpayer-financed business in Iraq. Working with Crest puts Neil Bush at the center of multiple organizations profiting from the war and occupation in close alliance with long-term Bush Family allies.
Crest Investment is headed by Jamal Daniel who is a principal partner in New Bridge, a Houston, TX based company with offices in Iraq and Kuwait. The main focus of New Bridge is to advise companies that seek opportunities in the private sector in Iraq, including licenses to market products in Iraq. The company highlights that the Coalition Provisional Authority decision to allow foreign companies to establish 100 percent ownership of businesses in Iraq, an unusual arrangement in the Mideast, has added to the attractiveness of the market. The company describes itself by saying:
" New Bridge Strategies, LLC is a unique company that was created specifically with the aim of assisting clients to evaluate and take advantage of business opportunities in the Middle East following the conclusion of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. Its activities will seek to expedite the creation of free and fair markets and new economic growth in Iraq, consistent with the policies of the Bush Administration. The opportunities evolving in Iraq today are of such an unprecedented nature and scope that no other existing firm has the necessary skills and experience to be effective both in Washington, D.C. and on the ground in Iraq." (See:
New Bridge Strategies , is headed by Joe M. Allbaugh, Mr. Bush's campaign manager in 2000 and the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency until March 2003. Earlier he was Chief of Staff to then-Governor Bush of Texas Other directors include Edward M. Rogers, Jr. vice chairman, and Lanny Griffith, lobbyists who were assistants to President George Herbert Walker and now have close ties to the White House."
Also related to this Neil Bush network is Diligence LLC (
Diligence shares addresses and many Board members with New Bridge Strategies. It was formed by past members of the CIA and Britain's MI5 Intelligence Services along with experts in international law, journalism and intelligence which enables them to review all sorts of future investment projects and provide security advice. Diligence opened an office in Baghdad in July 2003 where they provided payroll protection and delivery, personnel and facilities security, review of potential Iraqi business ventures, training and management of personal security forces, and intelligence briefs. A subsidiary includes Diligence Middle East, LLC which was created in partnership with New Bridge and the Kuwaiti Coroporation, Al-Mal Investment Company.
William H.T. ("Bucky") Bush, an uncle of George W. Bush, joined the board of directors of the St. Louis based company Engineered Support Systems in March 2000. (See: http://www.engineeredsupport.com/) Bucky Bush was one the Bush "Pioneers," the campaign contributors who raised more than $100,000 in the 2000 presidential election. Engineered Support Systems has three areas: light military support equipment, heavy military support equipment, and electronics/automation systems. Since 2000, following the presidential election and the 9-11 attacks, the company's federal contracts, revenues and its stock value have all gone up. Engineered Support Systems has been in the top 100 contractors with the DoD since 2001. It's contracts with the U.S. military have totaled over $1 billion.
On May 1, 2003, Engineered Support Systems acquired Maryland-based Technical and Management Services, TAMSCO on May 1, 2003. (See http://www.tamsco.com/.) The following week TAMSCO announced that it had "implemented a leading edge communications technology to support U.S. Army logistics operations in the Middle East upon the successful fielding of two Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) satellite terminals as part of the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) project in Iraq." According to the company, "This marked the first time that TDMA technology had been utilized by the U.S. Army for satellite communications."
In February 2003, before the invasion of Iraq, TAMSCO began its satellite communications network linking Germany, Iraq and the U.S. In a period of less than two and a half months, TAMSCO identified the most cost-effective technology; procured, integrated, tested and shipped the equipment; trained soldiers on its installation and maintenance; installed an antenna hub site in Germany; installed the network equipment; and established a help desk operation in Kuwait.
The Air Force and Army were both offering contracts. The Air Force awarded TAMSCO a $44.2 million contract for a radar system in June, another $11.7 million in orders in July, and more than $21.8 million in contracts in August. The Army provided a contract for a development project totaling $700,000 in June, and $12.8 million in contracts in August 2003.
Engineered Support Systems' enterprises are profitable for Bucky Bush. He received consulting fees of $2,500 a month in 2002 for serving on its audit committee, as well as options to buy thousands of shares of stock at $28.42 a share. The stock now trades at $62.50 a share. As of January, he owned 33,750 shares, along with his portion of 3.3 million shares owned by all the firm's officers and directors as a group. The company paid him another $125,000 in fees.
William H.T. Bush is also a trustee for the investment firm Lord Abbott, one of Halliburton's top 10 shareholders and also a top-ten mutual fund holder in Halliburton, which has obtained prime contracts in Iraq. Vice President Cheney, the former CEO of Halliburton, still has between $18 million and $87 million invested through Vanguard, another top-ten holder in Halliburton stock.
Former president George H.W. Bush only recently resigned as a board member of the finance giant the Carlyle Group, heavily associated with military and security contracts. The Carlyle Group was 43rd among federal contractors in 2002, with $676.5 million in contracts. In 2003, the Carlyle Group moved up to 11th place, with $2.1 billion in contracts, partly from the war on terrorism and partly from Iraq. Insiders at the company also cashed in millions of dollars' worth of options in 2003.
Marvin P. Bush, the youngest brother of George W. Bush, shares an interest in federal contracts held by companies in his firm's portfolio. Marvin Bush is also an adviser at HCC Insurance, formerly called the Houston Casualty Company, one of the biggest insurance carriers for the World Trade Center. Bush was a director at HCC, which has benefited financially from the 9-11 insurance bailout legislation passed by Congress at the instigation of the White House. The departure of Marvin from the HCC board was announced the same day, November 22, 2002, as the passage of the bill.
Marvin Bush is co-founder and partner in Winston Partners, a private investment firm which is part of a larger firm called the Chatterjee Group. (See http://www.winstonpartners.com/. ) According to SEC filings, the Chatterjee Group consists of Winston Partners, LP; Chatterjee Fund Management, LP; Winston Partners II LDC, a Cayman Islands-based company; Winston Partners II LLC; Chatterjee Advisors LLC; Chatterjee Management Company; Mr. Chatterjee himself; and Furxedown Trading Limited, a company organized under the laws of the Isle of Man. The address for Winston Partners II LDC is in the Netherlands Antilles. The other subsidiaries were organized in Delaware. Governor Jeb Bush is also an investor in the Winston Capital Fund, which happens to be managed by Marvin's firm.
According to the Sept 30, 2003, issue of Mother Jones, an $80 million Iraq contract was awarded to Nour, a company which began in 2003 with ties to Winston Partners. Nour is an "international investment and development company" with more than 100 employees based in Iraq, and claims expertise in telecommunications, agribusiness, internet development, recruitment, construction materials, oil and power services, pharmaceuticals and fashion apparel."
In January, 2004, Nour was awarded a $327 million contract to equip the Iraqi armed forces and Civil Defense Corps. However, not long after it was awarded, Nour came under heavy scrutiny because of questions involving the company's president and Ahmed Chalabi, of the US appointed Iraqi Governing Council. Newsday reported, Chalabi received a $2 million "fee" for helping to arrange a $80 million contract, that was actually awarded to a firm called Erinys International "within days" of being granted the contract, Erinys became a joint venture operation with Nour.
In addition, after the $327 million contract was awarded it was revealed that Nour had no prior experience in providing military equipment. Nour's response was it planned to subcontract its weapons procurement to the Polish firm, Ostrowski Arms - unfortunately, Ostrowski didn't even have a license to export weapons. After these concerns the Army decided to terminate the contract with Nour. This added to the delays in body armor and other equipment that have increased the risks for U.S. soldiers. In May 2004, ANHAM, a joint venture with Nour, based in Vienna, Va., was the winner of a $259-million contract to equip the new Iraqi army and security forces with guns, trucks and other equipment. Nour lists current Iraq projects with the Ministry of Oil, the New Iraqi Army, and Criminal Intelligence in Iraq, Security in Iraq.
Winston Partners' also are heavily invested in another military contractor, the Amsec Corp. In 2001, Amsec was awarded $37,722,000 in contracts from the Navy. Marvin Bush's long-time business partner, Scott Andrews, sits on the Amsec board of directors, and the firm's CEO at the time was Michael Braham, who used to work for none other than Paul Bremer, the Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority.
In addition, the Chatterjee Group also owns 5.5 million shares in a security company known as Sybase. SEC filings show the shares as being divided up between, Winston Partners LP with 1,036,075 shares; Winston Partners LDC holding 1,317,825 shares; and Winston Partners LLC owning 1,221,837 shares. Sybase prepared to make major profits from the Patriot Act long before it was passed. Sybase created a product called the "Sybase PATRIOT Compliance Solution" to track money laundering by terrorists.
Sybase also is a significant government contractor, with contracts from the Navy ($2.9 million in 2001), the Army ($1.8 million in 2001), the Department of Defense ($5.3 million in 2001), Commerce, the Treasury, Agriculture and the General Services Administration, among others. The federal procurement database lists Sybase's total awards for 2001 as $14,754,000.
In 1993, shortly after the first gulf war, Marvin Bush joined his father, George H.W. Bush (three months out of office), on a trip to Kuwait. Where, according to the March 16, 2001 Austin Chronicle, "Marvin was representing U.S. defense firms selling electronic fences to the Kuwaiti Defense Ministry."
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