The Washington Post has hit a new low. They’re running a story smearing Jeb Bush with a completely ridiculous Nazi association by declaring the company that made a gun, a picture of which Jeb tweeted out recently, has a Nazi past.
The fascinating history of Jeb Bush’s handgun: https://t.co/RrjFWmcdd2
— T. Rees Shapiro (@TReesShapiro) February 17, 2016
But the manufacturer of the handgun shown in Bush’s picture has a history of its own. While the company is known as FN America, it is actually a subsidiary of FN Herstal, a foreign corporation based in Belgium. And for decades, the company was known as Fabrique Nationale d’Armes de Guerre.
During World War II, the company was requisitioned by the Nazi military and its factories produced thousands of weapons for Axis troops, including pistols carried by Nazi officers and pilots. One model, the Browning-designed Hi-Power, was used by both the Allies and Axis powers during the war, with FN factories manufacturing a version of the popular handgun for the German military.
Shame on the author of this disgusting hit piece,[email protected]
By this measure, Obama has some explaining to do. He bailed out GM whose European branch, Opel, WILLINGLY made tremendous sums of money mechanizing the Blitzkrieg. All that blood money was then repatriated to GM after the war.
We’re not saying Obama’s a Nazi, just as the Washington Post surely isn’t saying Jeb’s a Nazi. But like the post, we wanted everyone to know the car company Barack Obama bailed out has a long and fascinating history.