George H.W. Bush

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Biography

Occupations

Corporations

  • Zapata Oil (probable CIA cover)
  • Carlyle Group: Senior adviser to Carlyle Asia Advisory Board (1998-2003)

Government positions

  • US Congressman (R-TX-7): 1967-1971
  • CIA: Director (1976-1977)
  • US Vice President: 1981-1989
  • US President: 1989-1993

Political organizations

Organizations

Policy

CIA operations

Economic policy

Foreign policy

China

Nicaragua

Panama

Soviet Union

Gulf War

NAFTA

Controversies

Hidden CIA career

[Recruited into the CIA when he joined the Texas oil business, quite possibly as a cover. There's little doubt that he was a CIA operative all the way back to the 50s or 60s. All that remains is how deeply involved he was. Some authors, like Russ Baker, claim that he played a pivotal role in the JFK assassination and Watergate scandal before becoming CIA director.]

Iran-Contra

Main article: Iran-Contra

Child molestation

Main article: Franklin child sex ring

Political connections




Corporate connections

References

External links

Hidden CIA career

  • JFK assassination allegations
    • CIA agent Trenton Parker told Rodney Stich in 1993 that George Bush was involved in the JFK assassination plot (see also Denver Post, "Horses seized from Weld man who threatened to shoot them", 2009/09/04: "Parker claimed that during his glory days in Denver, he actually was working for the CIA and that his run for the U.S. Senate was orchestrated by the CIA.")
    • JFK Facts, "About that lame Bush conspiracy theory", 2013/03/29
    • JFK Facts, "Exchange on the ‘Bush did it’ theory", 2013/08/09
    • Joan Mellen, "The Kennedy Assassination and the Current Political Moment", 2016/07/13: "Present in Dallas that November morning of the 22nd were not only George H. W. Bush, shortly to depart for Tyler, then return that afternoon to Dallas, but also Richard Nixon. [...] it does seem odd that they were in Dallas along with David Atlee Phillips. [...] A CIA document at the National Archives and posted on the Internet (Record Number 104-10310-10271) reveals that in 1953, when George H.W. Bush founded Zapata Oil, his partner was one Thomas J. Devine—an oil wildcatter and long-time CIA staff employee. Thomas Devine’s name does not appear in the original papers of Zapata, but it does in the company Bush created shortly thereafter as “Zapata Offshore.” This CIA document reveals that Thomas Devine had informed George Bush of a CIA project with the cryptonym, WUBRINY/LPDICTUM. [...] WUBRINY involved Haitian operations, in which, the documents reveal, a participant was George de Mohrenschildt, the Dallas CIA handler of Lee Oswald. [...] Bush and Devine later traveled to Vietnam together, a trip for which the Department of Defense issued Devine an interim “Top Secret” clearance. No surprise there: Devine obviously had never left the Agency. [...] Joseph McBride’s Nation article (“The Man Who Wasn’t There: George Bush, CIA Operative, July 16, 1988), exposed how George H.W. Bush was debriefed by the FBI about the Kennedy assassination on November 23rd . The inadvertently released document refers to “Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bush claimed it was a different George Bush, George William Bush, who worked for the Agency. But it wasn’t so. George William came forward to say he was never debriefed by anyone. [...] What should also give us pause is that these documents about Zapata Offshore, which had offices on several continents but never did much business, were released under the JFK Act as Kennedy assassination documents. So it is the Agency itself, not the dreaded “conspiracy theorists,” that links George H.W. Bush with the Kennedy assassination."
  • Phoenix Program
    • Russ Baker, "Bush and the JFK Hit, Part 10: After Camelot", 2013/11/20: "Congress was a great place for a spy – even better, in some ways, than the CIA. Congressmen were expected to travel the world, looking into matters of interest to the United States. In December 1967, less than a year after Bush was sworn in, he was off to Indochina, with his CIA partner Thomas Devine in tow. It was Christmas break, a time when congressmen often make overseas trips, but Bush and Devine did not have a typical agenda. Correspondence indicates that having arrived in Vietnam, Bush and Devine hastily canceled an appointment with the U.S. ambassador in favor of other, unstated activities. For the CIA, the hot item at the time was the so-called Phoenix Program, a secret plan to imprison and “neutralize” suspected Vietcong. This was being rolled out at precisely the moment that Poppy and Devine arrived “in country.” If J. Edgar Hoover’s 1963 memo was correct in mentioning “George Bush of the CIA” as an intermediary with Cuban exiles, the coincidence of Rodriguez’s activities in Vietnam with that of Bush’s visit raises questions as to how the two were connected. In 1970 Rodriguez joined the CIA front company Air America, which allegedly played a role in trafficking heroin from Laos to the United States. The Laotian operation was led by Donald Gregg, who would later serve as national security adviser during Poppy Bush’s presidency. When Bush and Devine traveled to Vietnam the day after Christmas 1967, Devine was in his new CIA capacity, operating under commercial cover. Handwritten notes from the trip show that Poppy was especially interested in the Phoenix program, which he referred to by the euphemism “pacification.”

Bush family

Economic policy

  • Was his criticism of Reagan's "voodoo economics" legitimate, or a front for his actual beliefs?
  • Pittsburgh Press, "Economic Woe Deepened By Policies of Reagan, Democratic Governors Say", 1983/08/02: "A letter by Nebraska Gov. Bob Kerrey, signed yesterday by five other Democrats, criticized vice President George Bush, who at the meeting's opening session Sunday argued against increased taxes. Kerrey's letter to Bush said Reagan's economy plan has "failed to produce anything other than a $200 billion deficit and an artificially strong dollar which is liquidating our first line of defense our industrial and agricultural production capacity." Bush had told the governors the answer to deficits "cannot possibly be to raise taxes and spend money just as this recovery is gathering strength.""

Child molestation