Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondo
If I go by memory of A&E and History Channel documentaries, the USA's first round of fundraising for WW2 was somewhere in the 300 billion dollar range. I would say that is pretty much a unity of purpose, and Bluebyrd is trying desperately to make it something else...anything else.
Just my opinion.
Well, stack your opinion up against the article none here seemed to have read. Anyway, what any of you "think" happened (thinking being an action, very few here seem able to come close to) or "Seemed to have recalled from an article here or there, means very little against the actual records. So really, when a war is started for a dubious reason anywhere by a fairly rich country, look for the trail of money.
From the "Trading With the Enemy" cover blurb;
"Here is the extraordinary true story of the American businessmen and government officials who dealt with the Nazis for profit or through conviction throughout the Second World War: Ford. Standard Oil, Chase Bank and members of the State Department were among those who shared in the spoils. Meticulously documented and dispassionately told, this is an alarming story. At its centre is 'The Fraternity', an influential international group associated with the Rockefeller or Morgan banks and linked by the ideology of Business as Usual.
Higham starts with an account of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland - a Nazi-controlled bank presided over by an American, Thomas H. McKittrick, even in 1944. While Americans were dying in the war, McKittrick sat down with his German, Japanese, Italian, British and American executive staff to discuss the gold bars that had been sent to the Bank earlier that year by the Nazi government for use by its leaders after the war. This was gold that had been looted from the banks of Austria, Belgium, and Czechoslovakia or melted down from teeth fillings, eyeglass frames, and wedding rings of millions of murdered Jews.
But that is only one of the cases detailed in this book. We have Standard Oil shipping enemy fuel through Switzerland for the Nazi occupation forces in France; Ford trucks transporting German troops; I.T.T. helping supply the rocket bombs that marauded much of London ; and I.T.T. building the Focke-Wulfs that dropped those bombs. Long and shocking is the list of diplomats and businessmen alike who had their own ways of profiting from the war."
Then realize that there was no liable suits filed, nor contradictory declarations made ever!!
Don't complain to me, I am just referring you to those who know and can prove what they know.
Oh and don't forget, for most of the world the war was lasted from 1939 to 1945.
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
Couldn't tell it from your posts. As far as your other blather, heck, I was just agreeing with you, hoping you'd go away.
Don't give it a thought......I have better things as a rule to do with my time. So don't worry too much about me going away. I only pop in now and again to stir things up a bit. Perhaps I will simply allow the thread to die a slow and boring death. How about that!! LOL.