Know Your Enemy: Wm. Averell Harriman
Averell Harriman graces the
August 2, 1963 cover of Time
Averell Harriman served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1943 to 1946, during which time both Bretton Woods (IMF) and the United Nations were set in motion. Other political posts held by Harriman included:
- U.S. Secretary of Commerce (under President Truman), where he replaced Herny A. Wallace
- He was sent to Tehran in July 1951 to mediate between Persia and Britain in the wake of the Persian nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Compay (later known to history as BP, British Petroleum).
- Harriman served as governor of New York State for one term between 1954 and 1958. He was also a candidate (Democratic) for president of the United States both in 1952 and 1956. In the 56 race, Truman endorsed him, but he lost the nomination to Adlai Stevenson.
- Harriman was appointed Ambassador at Large in Kennedy administration, a position he held until Nov 1961 (Bay of Pigs?) He was then appointed Assistant Secretary of State for FarEastern Affairs. He remained in that position until April 1963, when he became Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He continued in that position into the Johnson Administration, until he became Ambassador at Large again, a position he would hold for the remainder of the Johnson administration.
- Harriman was the chief negotiator (for US) at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam.
Globalists Unite! Harriman (center) pictured with
Winston Churchill and Soviet general Vyacheslav
Molotov (Molotov was would later become a founder
of the United Nations)
Harriman is largely the man responsible for starting the Vietnam War.
In 1922, using money from his father, Harriman established W.A. Harriman & Co, a banking business. His brother Roland Harriman joined the business in 1927 and the name was changed to Harriman Brothers. In 1931 they merged with Brown Bros. & Co to create the highly "successful" Brown Brothers Harriman. Notable employees included George Herbert Walked, and his son-in-law Prescott Bush (grandfather of the sitting president).
Yale's Skull and Bones Fraternity
In 1942, the Federal government seized some of Harriman's businesses for Nazi dealings under the Trading with the Enemies Act. Seizures include:
- Union Banking Corporation (UBC) (for Thyssen and Brown Brother's Harriman)
- Holland-American Trading Corporation (w/ Harriman)
- Seamless Steel Equipment Corporation (w/ Harriman)
- Silesian-American Corporation