In Bed With The Enemy: A Bush Family Tradition

A cold chill went up the collective spine of Washington officials in early 2006 when China destroyed a weather satellite orbiting the earth. The test showed that China has the capability of crippling U.S. military and civilian satellites during any future confrontation.

Since the test there’s been a lot of criticism of the Bush Administration for not signing a ban on space weaponry when it had the chance.

How did China develop this technology?

Ask Neil Bush. He sells computer technology to the Chinese government. (He also consults with them as an expert on ways to avoid the penalties of the Patriot Act.) Not that there’s anything wrong with selling weapons-related technology to America’s enemies. It’s a Bush family tradition.


Neil’s great-grandfather Samuel Prescott Bush sold arms to the Kaiser prior to and during World War One and was labeled Germany’s “Merchant of death” in a post-war investigation.

Neil’s other great-grandfather George Herbert Walker helped finance the Nazi war machine including construction of the factories and rail lines at Auschwitz. He was one of Hitler’s most important financial backers in the United States.

Neil’s grandfather Prescott Bush eventually became a U.S. Senator, but he, too, traded with the enemy. A Justice Department prosecutor said he should have been prosecuted as a war criminal. He was known as “Hitler’s Banker in the U.S.”

Neil’s father George Herbert Walker Bush provided arms to the people we now call terrorists. In business (including the spy business), and later as a high government official, he provided arms for Osama bin Laden in bin Laden’s fight against the Russians in Afghanistan; Bush helped arm Saddam Hussein in his fight against Iran (providing, among other things, cultures for biological weapons). Among his business partners are several Middle Eastern billionaires including the bin Laden family.

Neil’s brother, George W., the 43rd  President, got his start in the oil business with an investment from Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law, Khalid bin Mahfouz.

Marvin Bush has sold electric fencing to Kuwait. Companies owned by Marvin (and/or their subsidiaries) have had hundreds of millions of dollars worth of U.S. Government contracts with the Navy, Army, Defense Department, and Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and Agriculture. At least $327-million of Marvin’s contracts were rescinded, however, when Marvin’s companies were unable to perform.

One of Marvin’s companies provided electronic security for the World Trade Center.

Another of Marvin’s companies, Erinys International, paid $2-million to Ahmed Chalabi, the American-appointed head of the Iraqi National Congress. Chalabi was the man who convinced the Bush Administration that Iraqis would throw flowers at the feet of the invading American Army.

One of Marvin’s partners, Michael Brahan, was also a business partner of Paul Bremer, the head of the Coalition Provisional Authority, who handed out the no-bid contracts in Iraq.

With access to inside knowledge from special interests in Saudi Arabia… Bahrain… Kuwait… Abu Dhabi… Iraq… Nigeria… Argentina… China… the U.S…. and elsewhere…

…and with well-connected Republican money men always willing to buy them out when profits falter or when one of their schemes becomes too public, the Bush brothers have done quite well for themselves. “The Merchant of Death,” “The Financier of Auschwitz,” and “The Unindicted War Criminal” would be proud of how the boys have carried on the family tradition.

“Every great family has its scandal. The Bush family’s scandal is that they funded Hitler and profited from the Holocaust.” –John Loftus, 2003, Justice Department War Crimes Prosecutor

“The Kennedys? Wait till I turn these Bush boys loose!” –George H.W. Bush, circa 1960’s

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