"Skull and Bones--the Russell Trust Association--was first established
among the class graduating from Yale in 1833. Its founder was William
Huntington Russell of Middletown, Connecticut. The Russell family was the
master of incalculable wealth derived from the largest U.S. criminal
organization of the nineteenth century: Russell and Company, the great opium
"The background to Skull and Bones is a story of Opium and Empire, and a
bitter struggle for political control over the new U.S. republic.
Samuel Russell, second cousin to Bones founder William H., established
Russell and Company in 1823. Its business was to acquire opium from Turkey
and smuggle it into China, where it was strictly prohibited, under the armed
protection of the British Empire....
"The politically aggressive
Guaranty Trust Company, run almost
entirely by Skull and Bones initiates, was a financial vehicle of these
families in the early 1900s.
Guaranty Trust's support for the Bolshevik and
Nazi revolutions overlapped the more intense endeavors in these fields by
the Harrimans, George Walker and Prescott Bush a few blocks away....
"Skull and Bones was dominated from 1913 onward by the circles of
Averell Harriman. They displaced
remaining traditionalists such as Douglas MacArthur from power in the United
George H.W. Bush, the Skull and Bones Society is...merged in the family
and personal network within which his whole life has been, in a sense,
handed to him prepackaged....
"...Henry Luce, a Bonesman
of 1920... published Time magazine, where his
ironically-named ``American Century'' blustering was straight British Empire
doctrine: Bury the republics, hail the Anglo-Saxon conquerors.
"William Sloane Coffin, tapped for 1949 Skull and Bones by George Bush
and his Bone companions, was from a long line of Skull and Bones Coffins.
William Sloane Coffin was famous in the Vietnam War protest days as a leader
of the left protest against the war....
"His uncle, the Reverend Henry Sloane Coffin
(S&B 1897), had also been a 'peace' agitator, and an oligarchical agent.
Uncle Henry was for 20 years president of the
Union Theological Seminary,
whose board chairman was Prescott Bush's partner Thatcher Brown. In 1937,
Henry Coffin and John Foster Dulles led the U.S. delegation to England to
found the World Council of Churches, as a
'peace movement' guided by the
pro-Hitler faction in England.
The Coffins have been mainstays of the liberal death lobby, for
euthanasia and eugenics. The Coffins outlasted Hitler, arriving into the CIA
in the 1950s. ...
"....in late 1983 or early 1984, a Skull and Bones member contacted
Anderson and leaked evidence that Geronimo's remains had long ago been
Prescott Bush, George's father. The informant said that in May
of 1918, Prescott Bush and five other officers at Fort Sill desecrated the
grave of Geronimo. They took turns watching while they robbed the grave,
taking items including a skull, some other bones, a horse bit and straps.
These prizes were taken back to the Tomb, the home of the Skull and Bones
Society at Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. They were put into a display
The informant provided Anderson with photographs of the stolen remains.... The informant said that Skull and Bones members used the
pilfered remains in performing some of
their Thursday and Sunday night
rituals, with Geronimo's skull sitting out on a table in front of them.
"Survivors of this 1948 Bones group were interviewed for a 1988
Washington Post campaign profile of George Bush. The members described
their continuing intimacy with and financial support for Bush up through his
1980s vice-presidency. Their original sexual togetherness at Yale is
"The relationships that were formed in the 'Tomb'
... where the Society's meetings took place each Thursday and Sunday
night during the academic year, have had a strong place in Bush's
life, according to all 11 of his fellow Bonesmen who are still alive.
"Several described in detail the ritual in the organization that builds
the bonds. Before giving his life history, each member had to spend a Sunday
night reviewing his sex life in a talk known in the Tomb as CB, or
"'The first time you review your sex life.... We went all the way around
among the 15,' said Lucius H. Biglow Jr., a retired Seattle attorney.
'That way you get everybody committed to a certain extent.... It was a
gradual way of building confidence.'
"The sexual histories helped break down the normal defenses of the
members, according to several of the
members from his class. William J. Connelly, Jr. ... said, 'In Skull and
Bones we all stand together, 15 brothers under the skin. [It is] the
greatest allegiance in the world.'
"Here is our future U.S. President with the other
wealthy, amoral young
men, excited about their future unlimited power over the ignorant common
people, sharing their sex secrets in a mausoleum surrounded by human
remains. The excited young men are entirely directed by the 'Patriarchs,'
the cynical alumni financiers who are the legal owners of the Order."
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