What's Hiding In GW's Cabinet? by Robert Lederman
"I'm very good at delegating authority...I'll surround myself with the best minds in America". Exactly who are these, best minds in America, and where is GW Bush getting them from?
There is a common thread connecting all of Bush's appointees so far-pharmaceuticals, oil, Wall Street and the historical connection between the CIA, major US corporations and Nazi Germany. If you've studied the Bush family history in any depth you won't find many surprises among his nominations.
Paul O'Neill, the Bush nominee for Treasury Secretary, is the chairman of Alcoa Aluminum, one of the nation's largest toxic polluters. O'Neill owns 1.6 million shares of Alcoa, worth more than $50 million. During WWII Alcoa negotiated a deal with the Nazis and IG Farben to supply Germany's war machine rather than the US military with aluminum. "If America loses this war," said then Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes on June 26, 1941, "it can thank the Aluminum Corporation of America [ALCOA]."
Alcoa is the producer of hundreds of millions of tons of fluoride. This highly toxic byproduct of aluminum has been scientifically linked in thousands of medical studies conducted since the 19th century to cancer and other degenerative diseases. In the 1950's Alcoa arranged to have it profitably added to our nation's drinking water rather than disposed of as toxic waste. During WWII the Nazis discovered that by adding fluoride to the drinking water in concentration camps they could make prisoners far more submissive to authority. .
Melquiades R. Martinez, designated Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, is a Cuban refugee who established his political reputation by preventing new housing from being built in conservative Orange Co. Florida-claiming it was a quality of life violation. As chair of Orange County, Martinez eliminated the department of community affairs, a civil rights agency that was set up to give poor people a voice in local government. It is probable that Martinez received CIA indoctrination after he arrived in the US at age 15 as part of a government airlift program of children whose parents did not want them to grow up under the Castro regime.
NJ Governor Christie Whitman is the Bush designee for the Environmental Protection Agency. Her massively polluted state hosts some of the world's largest oil refineries and chemical manufacturing plants. Environmental non-expert Whitman has said she doubts that the giant ozone hole over the North Pole or global warming are actually serious problems.
Donald L. Evans, the nominee for Commerce Secretary, is an insider in the Texas "oil mafia" and is GW's closest friend and confidant. He's also a close friend, confidant and contributor to one of America's biggest recipients of government contacts, Halliburton's Dick Cheney.
Rev. Floyd Flake, Dubya's nominee for Secretary of Education, was the only prominent African American leader in NYC to endorse Bush pal Rudy Giuliani, the racist NYC Mayor who has executed a seven year long campaign of violence, harassment and false arrest aimed at African Americans. Giuliani's most memorable quote on education was a proposal to blow up the entire NYC Board of Education.
Last year, to his everlasting credit, Flake publicly denounced Giuliani as a mental case. Like numerous GW Bush aides and advisors, Rev. Flake is part of the CIA's Manhattan Institute which masterminded Giuliani's entire social eugenics agenda. Among the areas Flake is likely to focus on for Bush is turning public education over to religious institutions and corporations.
Ann M. Veneman, Bush's appointee for secretary of agriculture, was deputy secretary for agriculture under President George Bush. She is known as an advocate for letting corporations exploit public land and for widespread distribution of foods containing genetically-altered animal genes, viruses, self-contained insecticides and bacteria. Bush has said he wants to open up Federal reserves, national forests and other pristine areas of public land to oil drilling, mining and road construction. Under Bush stewardship, we could see corporations running frankenfood farms in Yosemite or drilling for oil in the Grand Canyon.
John Ashcroft, GW's choice for Attorney General, is a self-styled moral crusader as strongly against abortion as he is enthusiastic about the death penalty. He lost his Senate seat in the 2000 election to an opponent who died during the campaign. Last year, Ashcroft received an honorary degree from Bob Jones University and is closely aligned with the Christian Coalition and Pat Robertson. Ashcroft is also an outspoken fan of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He is known among lobbyists as an advocate for drug companies and the automotive industry and for preventing consumers from suing HMO's.
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., nominated as director of the Office of Management and Budget was senior executive of the Eli Lilly drug company-which Bush's father headed from 1977-79. Daniels was also previously the president of the arch-conservative think tank Hudson Institute. Daniels, who advocates strict enforcement of laws against casual drug users, was arrested for marijuana possession in 1970.
Secretary of State designee Colin Powell is a lifelong operative of the CIA/military-industrial complex. While working for the Pentagon he helped cover up the Mai Lai massacre, the contra/arms deal and Gulf War Syndrome. Powell's fame derives from presiding over a war in which US troops were used as guinea pigs for experimental vaccines so that they could "safely" fight George Bush's friend Sadamn Hussein-who had been given the go ahead to attack Kuwait after being supplied with chemical and biological weapons by the Bush administration. Like many of GW's appointees of color, Powell proudly admits he owes his career in large part to affirmative action while joining an administration that considers ending affirmative action one of its topmost priorities.
Condolezza Rice, Bush's National Security advisor was formerly a security advisor under President George Bush and an aide to Colin Powell. She has the job of explaining the basic elements of foreign policy to GW, about which Bush admits toknowing almost nothing. A large part of her career was involved in administering the CIA's foreign policy objectives. She serves on the board of Chevron Oil-known as one of the African continents most violent human rights abusers. A grateful Chevron recently named an oil tanker after her.
The emerging profile of the Bush administration-moderately conservative and multi-racial-is a facade. To see their real agenda one has to examine the administration's ideological source-the Manhattan Institute. GW may cultivate the image of a plain-talkin' good ole boy who prefers barbecuing to making policy, but virtually every idea presented as central to his agenda comes from this elite east coast institution.
A little background
MI (The Manhattan Institute) was started in 1978 by William Casey, one of the top intelligence operatives in US history. During WWII Casey worked with OSS chief William Donavan and Allen Dulles to bring top level Nazi officials to the US where they were recruited into the newly-formed CIA, the military, government-connected medical research institutions and the media. The stated rational for importing Hitler's top intelligence operatives, social scientists and propagandists to the US was that they would be employed in fighting Communism-exactly what Hitler claimed he used them for. In reality they were brought here to help establish fascism in America-a goal which they are increasingly succeeding at.
Before WWII started Dulles was involved with GW's grandfather Prescott Bush on Wall Street where, along with George Herbert Walker (Prescott Bush's father-in-law) they operated banks and shipping companies that were later declared by the US Congress to be fronts for the Nazis. In 1942 shortly after the US entered WWII the assets of these Wall Street companies were seized by the US government under the Trading With The Enemy Act.
Dulles was the legal counsel for both Standard Oil and for Nazi Germany's I.G. Farben-one of the world's largest industrial powerhouses-which was co-owned by the Rockefeller family-the main funders of the Manhattan Institute.
The US ambassador to Germany at the time had this to say about The Rockefellers, the Bush's, the Mellons (owners of Alcoa) and the other wealthy Americans who were backing Hitler and promoting Eugenics, or scientific racism:
"A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany. I have had plenty of opportunity in Berlin to witness how close some of our American ruling families are to the Nazi regime. . .They extended aid to help Fascism occupy the seat of power, and they are helping to keep it there." - William Dodd, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, 1937.-Facts and Fascism, G Seldes, p. 122 Also, Trading with the Enemy, Charles Higham, p.167
When IG Farben was broken up after Germany lost the war its parts became the top pharmaceutical companies in the world - BASF, Hoechst, Bayer AG, Agfa-Gevaert and Cassella AG. Today these companies, along with Pfizer and Eli Lilly-which former President George Bush headed from 1977-1979-are the largest manufacturers of prescription and over the counter drugs sold in the U.S. Both the Pfizer and Eli Lilly drug companies are sponsors of MI.
These oil, pharmaceutical and Wall Street investment banking elites are the foundations of the Rockefeller and Bush dynasties and are the real constituents of the new Bush administration.
Being a business partner with the Third Reich posed no problem for Dulles who became the first CIA director in 1947. In fact, their relationship with the Nazis and Wall Street was exactly how Dulles, former Pres. Bush and William Casey all became CIA directors. GW's father was made CIA director in 1976. Shortly after creating the Manhattan Institute, William Casey was made CIA director by Ronald Reagan.
In 1954 Casey put together a consortium of investors including top US intelligence experts who had made fortunes on Wall Street to form Capital Cities. In the interim, Casey served as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1969 to 1977. By 1985 Casey's Capital Cities had so much cash it was able to buy ABC and operate it as a propaganda arm of the US government - which it continues to be today.
Casey was the top stockholder in ABC while he was director of the CIA under the Reagan and Bush administrations. ABC, CNN and Rupert Murdoch's rabidly right wing network FOX were instrumental in fabricating GW Bush's illegitimate presidency, the myth that Colin Powell is a hero and the ideathat the Gulf War was a military victory - rather than a human and ecological disaster fought solely to benefit the oil industry.
The reason this history is crucial to understanding GW Bush and his ties to the Manhattan Institute is that these same themes - Wall Street investing, Eugenics, the oil and drug industries, working for the Rockefeller family, manipulating the media and the directorship and ideology of the CIA-are the foundation on which the MI and it's influence within the new Bush administration can be understood.
The connection between Nazi Germany, the Bush family and the CIA is simultaneously political, financial and ideological. It encompasses investment banking, legal and illegal drug dealing and Eugenics, the pseudo-science of population control. Unlike openly racist groups, they are equal opportunity employers carefully cultivating operatives among all races. Academics, politicians, doctors, clergy, prominent new anchors, social scientists and in some cases even street gangs are among their assets in the war to exert social control.
If you visit the MI website you will find a list of academics who are their roster of so-called conservative experts. Their areas of expertise are race, eliminating welfare, deregulation of business and the privatization of virtually everything the government presently manages-including education, prisons, parks, streets, social security, courts and welfare.
A number of their experts, including Bush's domestic policy advisor Stephen Goldsmith and Rev. Floyd Flake, are slated for cabinet positions. Others MI notables, including MyronMagnet, are the inventors of Bush's doublespeak theme, "compassionate conservatism". GW has stated that next to Jesus and the bible, Magnet's book on the so-called underclass has been the single greatest influence on his ideas.
The Pioneer Fund, perhaps the world's greatest promoter of Eugenics, funded MI's best-known resident scholar, Charles Murray, during eight years in which he wrote The Bell Curve. Despite tremendous controversy about his ideas Murray remains the MI's leading expert on welfare reform, IQ and affirmative action. The Bell Curve advances the idea, as do virtually all Pioneer Fund projects, that African Americans are genetically inferior, disease prone, have low IQ and are a drain on the US economy. Murray's books have been heavily promoted by the MI and are the intellectual foundation for the movement in the US to end affirmative action and welfare.
Murray is glowingly mentioned hundreds of times on their website, speaks at their seminars and is cited as a brilliant scholar by none other than GW Bush's top domestic policy advisor, Stephen Goldsmith.
Many Americans didn't seem to mind seeing the CIA ruthlessly manipulate the political and social fabric of other nations for the second half of the 20th century. How they will feel about America being openly run by the CIA and this circle of racist corporate gangsters may well determine the history of the next century.
Robert Lederman 12/23/2000
NY Times June 12, 2000 Bush Culls Campaign Theme From Conservative Thinkers Gov. George W. Bush has said his political views have been shaped by the work of Myron Magnet of the Manhattan Institute. Also see: The Dallas Morning Star 4/16/2000 The Godfathers of 'Compassionate Conservatism
NY Times Monday, May 12, 1997 Turning Intellect Into Influence Promoting Its Ideas, the Manhattan Institute Has Nudged New York Rightward "...the institute was founded as a free-market education and research organization by William Casey, who then went off to head the Central Intelligence Agency in the Reagan Administration."
See: Sarasota Herald-Tribune 11/11/2000
Director of Florida Holocaust Museum links Bush family to Nazis
"If this were a dictatorship, it'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." -12/18/2000 GW Bush See CNN transcripts http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0012/18/nd.01.html
Boston Globe 12/11/2000 Conspiracy theories on election abound - "Robert Lederman spies a conspiracy around virtually every corner of American government, and nowhere more so than in the post-election drama playing out in Florida. Lederman...spotted signs of a sinister plot from the moment Florida Governor Jeb Bush flew home after election night. Since then, the rulings by various courts and elections officials have only confirmed his worst suspicion: the existence of a ''vast right-wing conspiracy,'' probably tied to the CIA, orchestrated to win the White House for George W. Bush."
Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T.
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