DE MORTIUS NI NISI BONUM
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Friday night we were in the middle of a compelling show with Richard C. Hoagland. In the last hour of the program, it was announced that George Herbert Walker Bush died at the age of 94 in Texas. I announced his death the minute it came up in my news feed. The flagship radio station responsible for delivering my internet feed immediately went to wall-to-wall coverage of his death.
As I paused to listen to the media I was thinking to myself, who is this man they are praising tonight? I thought they were supposed to be talking about George H.W. Bush, an unabashed war hawk and globalist who was the head of the CIA during the Carter administration and was an asset to many clandestine operations that could be termed criminal in this country.
I know you are not supposed to speak ill of the dead but for some reason, it appeared that the media was bending over backwards to soften the edges of the Bush legacy.
I thought it was disingenuous to be so praising of a man that indeed needs to go through the process of critical dissent and what he really did while he was President and when he was the head of the CIA.
The urge to puff up a politician’s legacy upon his demise is understandable and in some ways reflects our humanity.
After the show on Friday, I posted on Facebook that my condolences went out the family of Mr. Bush.
There was one particular reply to the post where the person chided me by saying “your opinions do not reflect the opinions of your listeners.” I wrote back that I gave my condolences to the family and their grief – I really can’t stand 41.”
Talking about Bush and his passing is actually reminiscent of how I felt when John McCain died. McCain was praised as a war hero, and so is George H.W. Bush. He, like McCain, is being praised for his ability to reach out to lawmakers in his opposing party.
In fact, I heard one reporter on CNN say that he was non-partisan – the reporter looked a little young to actually remember what George H.W. Bush was like.
There is also the media’s attempt to recreate the bromance between Bush and Bill Clinton even after Clinton beat him in his second term bid for the presidency. They have been citing how diplomatic Bush senior is as opposed to President Trump.
I even heard CNN’s Wolff Blitzer sigh and say “Boy have times changed.”
Well, yes they have changed, but not in the way the major networks would have you believe.
It is obvious that news organizations like CNN wish to rewrite history, or at least have to say in how history is interpreted. However, serious historians or those who are serious about history have to stand up and provide a few corrective reminders of how these so-called leaders who are sanitized at their deaths behaved.
Yes, there should be respect for the dead but there has to be a modicum of respect for history.
In the case of Bush, this balancing act should be not only but also what may have been his exceptionally questionable hallmarks in the clandestine operations he had a hand in, especially those moments in history where he conveniently shows up as a bad actor in political and conspiracy history.
George Herbert Walker Bush was the son of Prescott Bush, a wealthy investment banker and moderate Republican senator from Connecticut.
Prescott Bush attempted to overthrow the administration of Franklin Roosevelt by using Wall Street and business men who were Nazi sympathizers to bankrupt the country and create a National Socialist Order.
Prescott Bush was a member of the elite Skull and Bones society, a group that enrolls 15 new undergraduates every spring after selected candidates have been notified with a tap on the shoulder, an event that has taken place every “Tap Day” since 1879.
In exchange for swearing allegiance to your fellow Bonesmen, lying in a coffin during an initiatory “rebirthing” ceremony and revealing your entire sexual history in frank detail, the order promises its members lifelong financial stability, effectively buying their silence as to its workings.
George Herbert Walker Bush was also tapped to be a Bonesman along with his son, George W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush entered politics at a moment when the GOP’s center of ideological gravity was beginning to move rightward.
His career bore the marks of his struggle to square his heritage of social liberalism and responsible statesmanship with the new demand from Republican voters for a more zealous and populist conservatism.
By launching his career not in New England but in his adopted state of Texas, where he had moved to make his fortune in oil.
History indicates that in the 1960’s George Herbert Walker Bush, in addition to working for Zapata oil offshore, may also have been a participant in certain covert operations of the US intelligence community.
Such participation would certainly be coherent with George’s role in the Prescott Bush, Skull and Bones, and Brown Brothers, Harriman networks. During the twentieth century, the Skull and Bones/Harriman circles have always maintained a sizable and often decisive presence inside the intelligence organizations of the State Department, the Treasury Department, the Office of Naval Intelligence, the Office of Strategic Services, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Operation Zapata was the secret code name for the Bay of Pigs invasion. Because of what appears to have been Bush’s covert involvement with the Bay of Pigs invasion operation, many have surmised that boats used in the doomed expedition were named by Bush himself. The Boats coincidentally were named The Houston, which was the headquarters of Zapata, and Barbara, the name of Bush’s wife.
It was George H.W. Bush that funded the CIA counterintelligence group Operation 40. The group was formed to seize control of the Cuban government after the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Allen W. Dulles, the director of the CIA, established Operation 40 after a confidential memorandum from Colonel J. C. King, chief of CIA’s Western Hemisphere Division. It obtained its name because originally there were 40 agents involved, mainly Cuban exiles. It was approved by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was presided over by Vice-President Richard Nixon.
Alan Dulles was fired as CIA director after the failed Bay of Pigs Mission.
George Herbert Walker Bush was asked to cooperate in funding the group. The man assigned to him for his new mission was Féliz Rodríguez. This included finding private funding as a result of pressure from American corporations which had suffered at the hands of Fidel Castro.
It seems that members of Operation 40, originally recruited to remove Fidel Castro from power, were recruited and redirected to be assigned the mission of assassinating John F. Kennedy.
In 1990, The Common Cause magazine argued that: “The CIA put millionaire and agent George Bush in charge of recruiting exiled Cubans for the CIA’s invading army; Bush was working with another Texan oil magnate, Jack Crichton, who helped him in terms of the invasion.” This story was linked to the release of “a memorandum dealing with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in that context addressed to FBI chief J. Edward Hoover and signed November 1963, which reads: “Mr. George Bush of the CIA.”
Frank Sturgis said that “this assassination group, Operation 40 would upon orders, naturally, assassinate either members of the military or the political parties of the foreign country that you were going to infiltrate, and if necessary some of your own members who were suspected of being foreign agents.”
In September 1963, a month before the JFK assassination, Bush launched his Senate campaign. At that time, right-wing Republicans were calling on John F. Kennedy to take a more aggressive approach towards Castro. For example, in one speech Barry Goldwater said: “I advocate the recognition of a Cuban government in exile and would encourage this government every way to reclaim its country.”
This means financial and military assistance.” Bush took a more extreme position than Goldwater and called for a “new government-in-exile invasion of Cuba”.
Regarded by many Texas conservatives as an Eastern carpetbagger, Bush denounced the historic 1964 Civil Rights Act that outlawed racial discrimination in schools, employment and public accommodations.
From then on history will show that Bush continued to put politics ahead of the national good in a lot of his decision making.
Many believed that Bush’s covert activities in the CIA influenced him politically.
Gerald Ford’s choice for vice president came down to two candidates Nelson Rockefeller and George Herbert Walker Bush, two men with very deep CIA connections.
George Herbert Walker Bush, who came very close to being appointed Vice President by Ford in 1974, became the CIA director from 1976 to 1977.
Bush’s confirmation as the Director of Central Intelligence was opposed by many politicians and citizens who were still reeling from the Watergate scandal, when Bush was the head of the Republican National Committee, and a steadfast defender of Nixon and the Church Committee investigations.
Many arguments against Bush’s initial confirmation were that he was too partisan for the office. The Washington Post, George Will, and Senator Frank Church were some notable figures opposed to Bush’s nomination. After a pledge by Bush not to run for either President or Vice-President in 1976, opposition to his nomination died down.
. The CIA had been rocked by a series of revelations, including disclosures based on investigations by the Senate’s Church Committee, about the CIA’s illegal and unauthorized activities, and Bush was credited with helping to restore the agency’s morale. On February 18, 1976, President Ford issued Executive Order 11905, which established policy guidelines and restrictions for individual intelligence agencies, and clarified intelligence authorities and responsibilities.
Bush was given 90 days to implement the new order, which called for a major reorganization of the American Intelligence Community and firmly stated that intelligence activities could not be directed against American citizens. In his capacity as Director of the CIA, Bush gave national security briefings to Jimmy Carter both as a presidential candidate and as President-elect, and discussed the possibility of remaining in that position in the Carter administration.
George Herbert Walker Bush was allegedly brought in because the former CIA director William Colby was dangerously revealing too much of the Agency’s dirty secrets. In 1977 Carter, not trusting Bush, forced his resignation as CIA director. Bush served as the Director of the CIA for 355 days, from January 30, 1976, to January 20, 1977.
Between 1977 and 1979, Bush became the director of the Council on Foreign Relations foreign policy organization. The CFR has often acted as a propaganda arm of U.S. intelligence.
In the 1980’s Ronald Regan was seeking the nomination for the Republican ticket. In fact history shows that Reagan was actually interested in having Gerald ford be his running mate.
However one of the biggest upsets in history happened as Reagan at the last minute Chose George H.W. Bush as his running mate. In 1980 Ronald Reagan told an interviewer from the Christian Science Monitor that he would not choose a running mate that was affiliated with the Trilateral Commission or the Council on Foreign Relations.
Eventually, Ronald Reagan won the Republican nomination. Conservatives across the nation were delighted that is, they were delighted until he shocked his supporters by selecting George Bush as his running mate. George Bush was the very epitome of the ”Insider Establishment” and the Intelligence operations of the country.
That night, at the Republican convention, the word “betrayal” was in common usage.
Ronald Reagan had repeatedly and publicly promised that he would pick a running mate who shared his well-known conservative views. Bush was the darling of the Rockefellers, had a shady past and was always suspected of being part of the JFK Bay of Pigs fiasco that many people believed led to the JFK assassination.
It was exactly 69 days after became President, John Hinckley Jr. a lone nut with a cheap gun attempted to assassinate Reagan.
The standard account is that John Hinckley Jr. was an unstable soul who randomly shot the president in another reenactment of the lone nut theory which was supposed to explain the murder of John F. Kennedy as evidence of prior insanity; John Hinckley Jr. was a known stalker of Jodie Foster.
Even though Hinckley’s communications with Foster had been forwarded to appropriate authorities all the way to the FBI, no restraint or surveillance was applied to him. He just happened to be in right place at the right time and was also able to fire six shots at the president and his entourage.
In Reagan’s first months in office, the insiders and political clique did not feel comfortable with him in the White House.
This is why theorists agree that Reagan was the target of a deep state or shadow government hit. The assassination attempt was botched in order to send a message to Reagan that he either participates in bringing about the New World Order or dies.
It was no secret that at first Reagan had no love for secret organizations within government. He was well aware of groups like the Trilateral Commission, and those with what can be called in conspiracy circles ties to the Illuminati.
The question is how then did George H.W. Bush weasel his way into the Vice presidency? Reagan had stated publicly that he would never take Bush as his vice-presidential running mate. It has been rumored that Reagan was invited to a meeting with the Rockefellers in New York City where he was allegedly told:
“If you do not take my head of the Trilateral Commission’” (George H.W. Bush) “‘as your running mate, the only way you’ll see the inside of the White House is as a tourist.”
Many people saw trouble in the Reagan Whitehouse with the arrival of the ex-CIA head.
After his assassination attempt in March of 1981, there has been the ever-present rumor that the Whitehouse was taken over and that Reagan became the puppet of George Herbert Walker Bush. Tucked somewhere in the memory holes of most Americans is the news report that was given by NBC News correspondent John Chancellor.
NBC news reported that the brother of the man who tried to kill the president was acquainted with the son of the man who would have become president if the bullet had killed Ronald Reagan. Chancellor reported that Scott Hinckley the brother of John Hinckley, Reagan’s assailant and Neil Bush had been scheduled to have dinner together the night after the attack.
Neil Bush, a land man for Amoco Oil, told Denver reporters he had met Scott Hinckley at a surprise party at the Bush home January 23, 1981, which was approximately three weeks after the U.S. Department of Energy had begun what was termed a “routine audit” of the books of the Vanderbilt Energy Corporation, the Hinckley oil company.
In an incredible coincidence, on the morning of March 30, three representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy told Scott Hinckley, Vanderbilt’s vice president of operations that auditors had uncovered evidence of pricing violations on crude oil sold by the company from 1977 through 1980.
The auditors announced that the federal government was considering a penalty of two million dollars. Scott Hinckley reportedly requested “several hours to come up with an explanation” of the serious overcharges. The meeting ended a little more than an hour before John Hinckley Jr. shot President Reagan. Although John Hinckley Sr. was characterized repeatedly by the national news media as “a strong supporter of President Reagan,” no record has been found of contributions to Reagan.
To the contrary, in addition to money given to Bush, a fellow Texas oilman, as far back as 1970, the senior Hinckley raised funds for Bush’s unsuccessful campaign to wrest the nomination from Reagan.
Furthermore, he and Scott Hinckley separately contributed to John Connally (Secretary of the Navy under President John F. Kennedy and shooting victim in Dallas) in late 1979 when Connally was leading the campaign to stop Reagan from gaining the 1980 presidential nomination. The Bush and Hinckley families, of course, would do better under a Bush presidency than it would under President Reagan.
Forty-four days after the attempted assassination of Reagan, there was an attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II during a general audience in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
During those forty-four days the man in charge of the United States was George Herbert Walker Bush. The man who fired the shot at the pontiff was Mehmet Ali Agca. Agca was trained by CIA operative Frank Terpil. Terpil, of course, is an old associate of George Herbert Walker Bush and knew Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin accused of killing Kennedy.
How is it that Ronald Reagan’s biggest opponent becomes his partner in the presidency?
George H. W. Bush eventually became the 41st U.S. President in 1989, and to date is the only U.S. President who held CIA leadership.
George Bush’s role in both Watergate and the October surprise/Iran-contra complex should also be investigated. In the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon, a Protégé of Prescott Bush was afraid that the documents would reveal the killers of John F. Kennedy.
The Iran-Contra scandal was secret arrangement allegedly made by Bush in the 1980s to provide funds to the Nicaraguan contra rebels from profits gained by selling arms to Iran. The very activity that some conspiracy theorists believe allowed for the release of the Iranian hostages just before Ronald Reagan became president.
George Bush is demonstrably one of the most important protagonists of the Watergate scandal and was the overall director of Iran-Contra.
There is also that business of CIA drug trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.
Gerald Ford’s choice for Vice President came down to two candidates Nelson Rockefeller and George Herbert Walker Bush, two men with very deep CIA connections.
George Herbert Walker Bush, who came very close to being appointed Vice President by Ford in 1974, became the CIA director from 1976 to 1977. George Herbert Walker Bush was allegedly brought in because the former CIA director William Colby was dangerously revealing too much of the Agency’s dirty secrets. In 1977 Carter, not trusting Bush, forced his resignation as CIA director. Between 1977 and 1979, Bush became the director of the Council on Foreign Relations foreign policy organization. The CFR has often acted as a propaganda arm of U.S. intelligence.
A number of allegations have been written about and several local, state, and federal investigations have taken place related to the alleged use of the Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport as a CIA drop point in large scale cocaine trafficking beginning in the early 1980s. Some conspiracy theories regarding the airport extend to alleging the involvement of figures such as Oliver North and former presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton.
The CIA’s self-investigation, overseen by the CIA’s inspector general, concluded that the CIA had no involvement in or knowledge of any illegal activities that may have occurred in Mena. The report said that the agency had conducted a training exercise at the airport in partnership with another Federal agency and that companies located at the airport had performed “routine aviation-related services on equipment owned by the CIA.
The movie, American Made, starring Tom Cruise as Barry Seal, was originally called “Mena” and was going to feature a young Bill Clinton getting a Lap Dance. Another scene cut from the film would also have implicated Bush, who was then Ronald Reagan’s vice president, in the illegal scheme that sent arms to the Contras and even trained them on U.S. soil in Mena. The scene in the script put the former president in the same room as Seal.
While blasting Trump’s relationship with today’s Saudi monarchy and its wayward crown prince is in vogue, the original American-Saudi military pact was in fact established under Bush.
Responding to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, Saudi Arabia allowed “infidel” soldiers to set foot in Islamic holy lands in large numbers for the first time since World War I, incensing Osama bin Laden and encouraging him and his still young al-Qaeda militant outfit to start conducting international terrorist attacks that eventually led to 9/11 and acted as a catalyst to a global terror phenomenon.
On the subject of the Gulf War and the invasion of Kuwait, Bush is frequently credited for engineering the tiny Arabian Gulf nation’s liberty during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. What is hardly ever mentioned is how the Bush administration whipped up the hounds of war in the first place and gave tacit approval for Saddam’s invasion.
Discussing his plans to take military action against Kuwait with then-US Ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, Saddam was told: “The United States has no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait.” Glaspie’s orders came directly from Secretary of State James Baker, a close and trusted aide to Bush who would never have acted unilaterally without the president’s express consent.
To ensure that the public would support the war against Iraq, the Bush administration engaged in publicity stunts and outright theatrics, with perhaps the most infamous example being a Kuwaiti royal pretending to be a nurse who witnessed Iraqi soldiers killing Kuwaiti babies.
Later, Spanish auditors investigating the Financial Records of Kuwait’s ruling family accidentally discovered at least 300 million paid in bribes for support of Operation Desert Storm.
Perhaps the worst act of Bush’s career came at the end of his presidency when he pardoned a bevy of Iran-Contra defendants, including Caspar Weinberger, Robert MacFarlane and Elliott Abrams to protect himself from further investigation. As Vice President, Bush had been present at key meetings about the arms-for-hostages deal that would become the Reagan administration’s greatest scandal, but he had never been fully candid about his support for the policy, insisting disingenuously that he had been “out of the loop.”
So far what I have written about Bush has become a bit longwinded but I just couldn’t sit and watch complacency in the face of sordid history from a man that is getting some sort of state sainthood.
George Herbert Walker Bush was a globalist in a quest to encourage the encroachment of the New World Order and arguably, stooped to criminal activities in order to guarantee it.