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L‑9 What Does the “W” in George W. Bush Stand For?

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With George W. Bush run­ning for Pres­i­dent, this lec­ture sets forth infor­ma­tion about the polit­i­cal her­itage of Bush and the Bush fam­i­ly. The dis­cus­sion begins with the elite Skull and Bones soci­ety at Yale. Dubya, his father and grand­fa­ther belonged to this elite soci­ety. Two of George H.W. Bush’s fel­low “bones­men (Howard Weaver and Samuel Sloan Walk­er Jr) both worked with Allen Dulles’ “Free­dom Fight­ers” pro­gram. (The Secret War Against the Jews: How West­ern Espi­onage Betrayed the Jew­ish Peo­ple, by John Lof­tus and Mark Aarons; St. Mar­t­in’s Press; copy­right 1994; ISBN 0–312-11057‑X; pp. 592–3.) It should be not­ed that George H.W. Bush was deeply involved with the “fas­cist free­dom fight­ers” net­work.

The pro­gram dis­cuss­es some of the mythol­o­gy about, and sub­stance of, the Skull and Bones soci­ety. (The New York Observ­er; 3/27/2000; pp. 15–16.) The dis­cus­sion touch­es on the occult ori­gins of the group’s ini­ti­a­tion rit­u­als, some of the influ­en­tial men who had belonged to the group, the group’s on-going con­tacts with the elder George, and a cir­cu­lar let­ter instruct­ing “bones­men” to avoid dis­cus­sion of the group (pre­sum­ably because of the can­di­da­cy of George W. (Idem.) The dis­cus­sion then high­lights alle­ga­tions that Prescott Bush (Sr) helped to rob Geron­i­mo’s grave, as well as relat­ed charges that the Apache war­rior’s remains were then tak­en back to the “Tomb” (the insid­er’s nick­name for the Skull and Bones head­quar­ters.)

Next, the lec­ture answers the ques­tion posed in the title. The “W” in George Junior’s name stands for Walk­er, the last name of Bush’s great grand­fa­ther, one of Hitler’s most pow­er­ful Amer­i­can finan­cial back­ers.) The lec­ture high­lights the pro­found involve­ment of George Her­bert Walk­er and his son-in-law Prescott Bush (Senior) in financ­ing of the Ger­man indus­tri­al con­cerns that financed and pro­pelled the Third Reich. (Prescott Bush Sr. is the father of the for­mer Pres­i­dent and CIA Direc­tor and the grand­fa­ther of “W.”) The dis­cus­sion touch­es on the Ham­burg-Ameri­ka line, one of the Bush-con­nect­ed com­pa­nies that played a key role in Nazi espi­onage before, and dur­ing, World War II. In addi­tion to help­ing to fund the oper­a­tions of the SS, the Ham­burg-Ameri­ka line also played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the Bor­mann flight cap­i­tal pro­gram. The dis­cus­sion under­scores the strong con­nec­tions between Walk­er, Prescott Bush Sr. and Fritz Thyssen, the Ger­man steel­mak­er and one of Hitler’s ear­li­est and most promi­nent finan­cial back­ers. The Union Bank­ing Cor­po­ra­tion was a Bush busi­ness that was, in essence, a front for the Thyssen inter­ests.

The gen­e­sis of the Walk­er-Thyssen rela­tion­ship was in 1924, the year after Thyssen began to devel­op the long rela­tion­ship with Mar­tin Bor­mann, a famil­ial rela­tion­ship that has spanned the gen­er­a­tions. (Mr. Emory spec­u­lates that the Bush fam­i­ly may very well be deeply involved with the Bor­mann group.)

The dis­cus­sion high­lights George Sr.‘s involve­ment with the Nazi emi­gre milieu that spawned the Repub­li­can Eth­nic Her­itage Orga­ni­za­tion, lit­er­al­ly a Nazi wing of the Repub­li­can par­ty. (This milieu had its gen­e­sis with the Cru­sade For Free­dom, the cen­ter­piece of Allen Dulles’ fas­cist free­dom fight­ers pro­gram, involv­ing Bush’s fel­low bones­men Weaver and Sloan Walk­er. This was an ille­gal domes­tic intel­li­gence oper­a­tion, which entailed the impor­ta­tion of Nazis and fas­cists into the Unit­ed States for polit­i­cal pur­pos­es. A close polit­i­cal ally of Richard Nixon, George Bush mid­wived the for­mal inclu­sion of the Nazi “eth­nics” in the GOP, uti­liz­ing his posi­tion as chair­man of the Repub­li­can Nation­al Com­mit­tee. Bush lat­er used this same Nazi emi­gre net­work in his 1988 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign.

Anoth­er major focal point of the lec­ture is the involve­ment of George H.W. Bush in the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy. The lec­ture doc­u­ments a num­ber of con­nec­tions between the milieu of “vice” Pres­i­dents George Bush Sr., Ger­ald Ford, Richard Nixon and V.P. can­di­date Dick Cheney and the assas­si­na­tion of Pres­i­dent Kennedy. One of the acqui­si­tions of Hal­libur­ton Oil (head­ed by Dick Cheney) was Dress­er indus­tries. (Wall Street Jour­nal, 7/26/2000, p. B4.) The pro­gram reca­pit­u­lates an excerpt from RFA-37, that doc­u­ments Bush Sr.‘s employ­ment with Dress­er indus­tries, the fir­m’s con­nec­tions to the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty and to Prescott Bush Sr. (George Sr.‘s father), the fir­m’s con­nec­tions to the Skull and Bones soci­ety, to which both Bush­es (and George W.) belong; the prob­a­bil­i­ty that Dress­er served as a cov­er for George Sr.‘s work for the CIA, and George Sr.‘s close con­nec­tions to Oswald han­dler and prob­a­ble Nazi spy George de Mohren­schildt. (“In the Com­pa­ny of Friends”, by Antho­ny L. Kim­mery, Covert Action Infor­ma­tion Bul­letin, Issue #41, Sum­mer 1992.) The lec­ture high­lights the close rela­tion­ship between Richard Nixon and George Bush, Sr. Nixon appoint­ed Bush Sr. as head of the Repub­li­can Nation­al Com­mit­tee dur­ing the Water­gate scan­dal, just as he appoint­ed Ger­ald Ford as Vice-Pres­i­dent. Ford then suc­ceed­ed Nixon, par­doned him, and appoint­ed Bush as direc­tor of the CIA. Bush then helped to obstruct the House Select Com­mit­tee on Assas­si­na­tions’ inves­ti­ga­tion of the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion. It should be not­ed that George Sr.‘s name crops up in con­nec­tion with the Kennedy assas­si­na­tion in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent dif­fer­ent ways.

The talk details the links of George Bush Senior to the shoot­ing of Pres­i­dent Rea­gan. At the time Rea­gan was shot, for­mer Direc­tor of Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Bush was Vice-Pres­i­dent.) John Hinck­ley was a for­mer mem­ber of the Nation­al Social­ist Par­ty of Amer­i­ca. (San Fran­cis­co Exam­in­er, 3/31/81.) He was expelled for being so vio­lent that his fel­low Nazis sus­pect­ed him of being a gov­ern­ment agent. (Idem.) In Octo­ber of 1980, Hinck­ley had been arrest­ed at the Nashville (Ten­nessee) air­port as then Pres­i­dent Jim­my Carter was due to arrive. (Idem.) At the time, he had a .38 cal­iber pis­tol and two .22 cal­iber hand­guns in his pos­ses­sion, along with 50 rounds of ammu­ni­tion. (Idem.) Inter­est­ing­ly, this for­mer res­i­dent of Dal­las, Texas, had pur­chased the weapons at Rock­y’s Pawn Shop, on the very street on which Pres­i­dent Kennedy had been assas­si­nat­ed. (Idem.) One won­ders to what extent some of these “coin­ci­dences” were intend­ed to send a mes­sage. The Nazi par­ty to which Hinck­ley belonged had been found­ed by George Lin­coln Rock­well, whose Arling­ton (Vir­ginia) name and address were in Lee Har­vey Oswald’s address book at the time of his (Oswald’s) arrest. Hinck­ley had attend­ed a memo­r­i­al march to com­mem­o­rate Rock­well. (San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, 4/1/81.)

The lec­ture sets forth evi­dence that Hinck­ley’s father, John Hinck­ley Sr., had been a sig­nif­i­cant con­trib­u­tor to George Bush’s pri­ma­ry cam­paign (when Bush Sr. was chal­leng­ing Ronald Rea­gan for the nom­i­na­tion.) (Idem.) The night after the shoot­ing, John Jr.‘s broth­er, Scott Hinck­ley, was sched­uled to have din­ner with Neil Bush (George W.‘s broth­er and, like “Dubya” and George Sr, a petro­le­um indus­try pro­fes­sion­al.) (San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, 4/1/81.) Scott was, at the time, an exec­u­tive with the Hinck­ley fam­i­ly’s inde­pen­dent oil com­pa­ny, Van­der­bilt Ener­gy. (San Jose Mer­cury, 4/1/81, p. 24A, San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, 4/1/81.) Hinck­ley Sr.‘s par­tic­i­pa­tion in a Chris­t­ian Evan­gel­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion called World Vision is of more than pass­ing inter­est. (San Fran­cis­co Exam­in­er, 3/31/81.) World Vision had served as a front for U.S. intel­li­gence in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, employ­ing for­mer mem­bers of Anas­tazio Somoza­’s Nation­al Guard to inform on El Sal­vado­ri­an refugees in Cos­ta Rica. (Nation­al Catholic Reporter, 4/23/82.) A num­ber of the refugees were liq­ui­dat­ed, after being iden­ti­fied as gueril­la sym­pa­thiz­ers by World Vision oper­a­tives. (Idem.) World Vision had also func­tioned as a front for U.S. intel­li­gence in South­east Asia dring the Viet­nam War. (Chris­t­ian Cen­tu­ry Mag­a­zine, 7/4–7/11/1979.) Hinck­ley Sr.‘s par­tic­i­pa­tion in World Vision, the lat­ter’s con­nec­tions to U.S. intel­li­gence, and the close­ness of the Bush and Hinck­ley fam­i­lies should be eval­u­at­ed in light of the fact that George Sr. had been head of the CIA. Hinck­ley Jr. was even­tu­al­ly rep­re­sent­ed by the law firm of Edward Ben­nett Williams, one of the most pow­er­ful law firms in Wash­ing­ton D.C. (San Fran­cis­co Exam­in­er, 4/1/81, p. A12.) The Williams fir­m’s pre­vi­ous clients includ­ed for­mer CIA direc­tor Richard Helms, Robert Vesco (also con­nect­ed to U.S. intel­li­gence), Jim­my Hof­fa and John Con­nal­ly. With the assis­tance of the Williams law fir­m’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion (and a pli­ant media estab­lish­ment) Hinck­ley’s doc­u­ment­ed Nazi con­nec­tions were mag­i­cal­ly trans­formed into “delu­sions” of this “lone nut.” (San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, 5/18/82.)

The lec­ture high­lights the pho­ny “oil short­age” of the late 1970’s against the back­ground of the alleged­ly real “oil short­age” of the year 2000. (The Secret War Against the Jews; pp. 333–335.) In this impor­tant and exten­sive­ly-foot­not­ed vol­ume, the authors draw on vet­er­an Amer­i­can and British intel­li­gence offi­cers in order to doc­u­ment col­lu­sion among ele­ments of George Bush’s CIA, the petro­le­um indus­try and the gov­ern­ment of Sau­di Ara­bia. Togeth­er, these ele­ments fab­ri­cat­ed an alleged Sovi­et petro­le­um short­fall, as well as a pho­ny “decline” in Sau­di oil pro­duc­tion. Career oil indus­try pro­fes­sion­al George Bush gave Jim­my Carter a CIA report that false­ly main­tained fore­cast a world-wide oil short­age. (Idem.) The report also rumi­nat­ed about the pos­si­bil­i­ty that the Sovi­ets might invade the Mid­dle East in order to aug­ment alleged­ly fail­ing domes­tic pro­duc­tion. The goal of the report was to influ­ence Jim­my Carter to increase oil pro­duc­tion and to man­date weapons sales to Sau­di Ara­bia in order to “defend against the Sovi­et men­ace”. (Idem.) Carter and Ener­gy Sec­re­tary James Schlesinger instead respond­ed with a pro­gram of con­ser­va­tion. This enraged the petro­le­um inter­ests, which then respond­ed with the pho­ny “gas short­age” of 1979. This gas short­age helped to pro­pel Jim­my Carter from office. (Schlesinger had resigned his post ear­li­er in Carter’s admin­is­tra­tion.)

For­mer CIA direc­tor Bush became Vice-Pres­i­dent under Rea­gan and (accord­ing to some sources.) became “pow­er behind the throne.” Even­tu­al­ly, it became evi­dent that the CIA report was false, and that the Mid­dle East was swim­ming in oil. Nonethe­less, the CIA/Saudi/petroleum indus­try fraud was suc­cess­ful in con­ning con­sumers into accept­ing dra­mat­i­cal­ly high­er gaso­line prices, desta­bi­liz­ing the Carter admin­is­tra­tion, and per­suad­ing Con­gress and the Pres­i­dent to autho­rize a Sau­di mil­i­tary buildup. That Sau­di build-up tipped the mil­i­tary bal­ance of pow­er in favor of the Arabs. Most impor­tant­ly, the pho­ny oil short­age set the stage for an unprece­dent­ed mil­i­tary build-up dur­ing the Rea­gan admin­is­tra­tions. That mil­i­tary build-up tripled the U.S. nation­al debt in eight years.

The talk high­lights the man­ner in which the Rea­gan-Bush cam­paign con­spired with the Mus­lim fun­da­men­tal­ist forces in Iran in order to assure Carter’s defeat. Mr. Emory spec­u­lates that the rise in petro­le­um prices in the year 2000 was delib­er­ate­ly con­trived to dri­ve up oil prices, aggra­vate vot­ers, weak­en the econ­o­my and pave the way for the acces­sion of George W. Bush. It was dur­ing the pho­ny oil short­age of Î979–80 that George W’s first busi­ness ven­ture took shape.

The gen­e­sis of his first oil com­pa­ny involved many of the con­spir­a­to­r­i­al forces that over­lapped his father’s tenure as CIA direc­tor (and, lat­er, as Vice-Pres­i­dent.) Bush’s Arbus­to Ener­gy com­pa­ny was begun, in part, with mon­ey from one James R. Bath. Bath’s reput­ed asso­ci­a­tions run from the Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency to the failed BCCI. The lat­ter was a finan­cial insti­tu­tion involved in drug-deal­ing, ter­ror­ism and arms traf­fick­ing. (It was used by Oliv­er North for some of his Iran-Con­tra machi­na­tions.) Bath was the Texas busi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Sau­di ter­ror­ist Osama Bin Laden’s fam­i­ly and the mon­ey he used to help start Arbus­to may very well have come, in part, from the Bin Laden fam­i­ly. (Bath appears to have had lit­tle or no cap­i­tal of his own at this time.) Bath told a busi­ness asso­ciate that he had been per­son­al­ly recruit­ed into the CIA by George H.W. Bush, when he was direc­tor of the Agency. Bath also claimed that his involve­ment with his Sau­di clients was under­tak­en at the spe­cif­ic request of the senior Bush. (Pre­sum­ably, this would have includ­ed his work on behalf of the Bin Laden fam­i­ly.)

Next, the lec­ture focus­es on George H.W. Bush’s piv­otal role in the Iran-Con­tra and “Iraq­gate” scan­dals. After dis­cus­sion of his par­don­ing of sev­er­al key par­tic­i­pants in the affair, the talk turns to his involve­ment in the events them­selves. (The Los Ange­les Times; 8/28/2000; p. A13.) The dis­cus­sion focus­es on Bush and the world of “inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ism.” (The Secret War Against the Jews; pp. 407–409; p. 429.) Hav­ing chaired the Vice-Pres­i­den­t’s Task Force on Counter-Ter­ror­ism, George H.W. Bush over­saw and imple­ment­ed rec­om­men­da­tions issue­ing from that Task Force. In a series of Nation­al Secu­ri­ty Deci­sion Direc­tives, Bush was giv­en com­mand of what authors John Lof­tus and Mark Aarons describe as “His (Bush’s) own pri­vate spy agency,” and “a White House with­in the White House.” Osten­si­bly cre­at­ed to pro­vide a rapid, pro­phy­lac­tic response to “inter­na­tion­al ter­ror­ism,” these net­works became the pri­ma­ry vehi­cle for the real­iza­tion of the ill-fat­ed, ille­gal and trea­so­nous Iran-Con­tra and Iraq­gate schemes.

Far from being “out of the loop,” as he claimed, George Bush was the pri­ma­ry play­er in both affairs. (Idem.) His “pri­vate spy agency” was the most sig­nif­i­cant ele­ment in the both the admin­is­tra­tion and imple­men­ta­tion of the oper­a­tions. (Idem.) The name of George W’s broth­er Neil also sur­faced in con­nec­tion with the S & L scan­dal. Neil Bush approved many of the bad loans that col­lapsed Den­ver’s Sil­ver­a­do Sav­ings and Loan. (The Hous­ton Post, 2/4/1990.) (It should be not­ed that George H.W. Bush chaired the task force that craft­ed the “reforms” under which the loot­ing of the S & L’s took place. It should also be not­ed that Neil Bush’s name also fig­ures in the sce­nario sur­round­ing the shoot­ing of Pres­i­dent Rea­gan.) Neil Bush’s name also sur­faced in con­nec­tion with the Sun-Flo case in Col­orado. (“Deal­er’s Choice: A Col­orado Inven­tion Was Sup­posed to End World Hunger, but Instead Left Investors High and Dry” by Bryan Abas; West­word; 7/13–19/1988.) Bush’s name was used to help raise mon­ey for a dehy­dra­tion device designed to pre­serve pro­duce in Third World areas. (Idem.) It appears that the enter­prise was a scam to raise mon­ey for cocaine traf­fick­ing, pos­si­bly in con­nec­tion with the Con­tra sup­port effort in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca. (Idem.)

Neil and W’s broth­er Jeb (cur­rent­ly gov­er­nor of Flori­da) also assist­ed with the pros­e­cu­tion of the Con­tra War in Nicaragua. Jeb Bush served as his father’s liai­son to the anti-Cas­tro Cuban com­mu­ni­ty in Flori­da. (“The Fam­i­ly That Preys Togeth­er” by Jack Cal­houn; Covert Action Infor­ma­tion Bul­letin #41; Sum­mer 1992.) The anti-Cas­tro Cubans were deeply involved in the Con­tra sup­port effort. Jeb Bush also main­tined con­tacts with fig­ures from the Mia­mi under­world milieu. (Idem.)

The dis­cus­sion out­lines forth a Byzan­tine series of machi­na­tions, through which an air­plane pur­chased for smug­gling oper­a­tions by drug smug­gler, DEA infor­mant and Iran-Con­tra lynch­pin Bar­ry Seal wound up being Texas Gov­er­nor George Bush’s favorite air­craft. Bar­ry Seal’s exper­tise as a drug pilot par excel­lence, his air­craft, as well as his bases of oper­a­tions were tai­lor-made for the Rea­gan admin­si­tra­tion’s clan­des­tine wars in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca, par­tic­u­lar­ly the Con­tra sup­port effort. More­over, the wind­ing path fol­lowed by “Zero-Eight Fox­trot” from Seal to the Gov­er­nor’s man­sion is an excel­lent van­tage point for exam­in­ing the myr­i­ad and over­lap­ping crim­i­nal con­spir­a­cies that helped to sup­port the Con­tra war. (The plane’s nick­name is derived from its reg­is­tra­tion num­ber.) Fol­low­ing the air­craft’s trail, one will come across drug-smug­gling, the sav­ings and loan scan­dal, insur­ance scams and oth­er “bust-out” oper­a­tions, the pro­ceeds from which went to finance the Con­tras.

The talk also details the prob­a­ble mur­der of JFK, Jr. and the effect his death may have had on the cam­paign. The avail­able evi­dence sug­gests the dis­tinct pos­si­bil­i­ty that the crash was not an acci­dent. Con­trary to news reports at the time, the weath­er was clear and the vis­i­bil­i­ty was from between two and five miles. Kennedy was about four min­utes from the air­port, was with­in visu­al con­tact radius of the island and had radioed the air­port to get per­mis­sion to land. He did not broad­cast a “May­day” dis­tress call. Eye­wit­ness­es report­ed Kennedy’s plane aproach­ing the air­port at an alti­tude of less than 100 feet. (This con­trasts marked­ly with the “radar track” which was leaked to the media, show­ing Kennedy’s plane begin­ning its “grave­yard spi­ral” at an alti­tude of 1800 ft. It is extra­or­di­nar­i­ly unlike­ly that Kennedy would have been at that alti­tude when com­ing in for a land­ing. Con­trary to press reports at the time of Kennedy’s death, he was an excel­lent pilot with over 300 hours of fly­ing time. Some reports erro­neous­ly said he had as lit­tle as 35 hours.) Eye­wit­ness­es report­ed see­ing a “flash” or explo­sion over the water when Kennedy’s plane dis­ap­peared. Most impor­tant­ly, numer­ous media polit­i­cal pun­dits report­ed that Kennedy was going to be offered either the Pres­i­den­tial or (as is most like­ly) Vice-Pres­i­den­tial nom­i­na­tion, in an attempt to assure vic­to­ry for the Democ­rats in the 2000 elec­tion! His death elim­i­nat­ed that pos­si­bil­i­ty. (Record­ed on 10/14/2000 at the Fort Mason Cen­ter in San Fran­cis­co.)


2 comments for “L‑9 What Does the “W” in George W. Bush Stand For?”

  1. Great Episode very prophet­ic re 9/11 and the dis­as­trous W. Pres­i­den­cy. Also very prophet­ic of Russ Bak­er’s book which I’m cur­rent­ly read­ing, Glad to see some­one final­ly do Bush’s year CIA Direc­tor in 76 Jus­tice. A Top­ic I deal with in my 2nd WACL arti­cle. http://anti-imperialist‑u.blogspot.com/2016/08/irancontra-pt-4-wacl‑2.html

    Posted by Hugo Turner | April 9, 2017, 6:26 pm
  2. Meet your newest Youtube super­star, John Hinck­ley, Jr! Not sure if he is mon­e­tized, but 26k sub­scribers may get you a lit­tle some­thing from Google. Remem­ber: Google rou­tine­ly pays mon­ey out to far right youtu­bers.


    Posted by entropy | April 5, 2022, 8:23 am

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