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by Don Paul and Jim Hoffman

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profiting from Auschwitz

In 1962 journalist Richard Rovere summarized the CFR's power in Esquire magazine: ‘ The directors of the CFR make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation. ‘

Under the guise of promoting peace and prosperity the CFR has instead promoted wars that have most profited the bankers who are its leading members. ‘ An internal memo of the CFR in August 1941 advised: Thus, if war aims are stated which seem to be concerned solely with Anglo-American imperialism, they will offer little to the people in the world.... The interests of other peoples should be stressed ... This would have a better propaganda effect. ’ [22]

Senator Prescott Bush with President Dwight D. Eisenhower

At this time in 1941 CFR members W. Averill Harriman and Prescott Bush (father of George H. W. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush) were continuing to profit from their Union Banking Corporation's controlling investment in the Silesian American Corporation and its use of Nazi-run slave-labor at Auschwitz for mining in Poland. [23]

Four months after the August 1941 CFR memo about disguising ‘ war aims ... concerned solely with Anglo-American imperialism ’ came the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, an attack provoked and allowed by CFR member Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This ‘ “day of infamy” ’ and earlier mass murder killed more than 3000 U.S. citizens and served as the ‘pretext’ for launching the U.S. into World War II. [24]

2403 U.S. fatalities resulted from the attack at Pearl Harbor.

Regarding the Roosevelt Adminstration's foreknowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Army Review Board found in October 1944: ‘ Now let us turn to the fateful period between November 27 and December 6, 1941. In this period numerous pieces of information came to our State, War, and Navy Departments in all of their Top ranks indicating precisely the intentions of the Japanese including the probable exact hour and date of the attack... Everything that the Japanese were planning to do was known to the United States. ’ [25]

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