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  •  Meet the Enemy... (4.00)
    Nor, finally, is it in any way a "theory" that the one, single name that can be directly linked to the Third Reich, the US military industrial complex, Skull and Bones, Eastern Establishment good ol' boys, the Illuminati, Big Texas Oil, the Bay of Pigs, the Miami Cubans, the Mafia, the FBI, the JFK assassination, the New World Order, Watergate, the Republican National Committee, Eastern European fascists, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the United Nations, CIA headquarters, the October Surprise, the Iran/Contra scandal, Inslaw, the Christic Institute, Manuel Noriega, drug-running "freedom fighters" and death squads, Iraqgate, Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction, the blood of innocents, the savings and loan crash, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, the "Octopus," the "Enterprise," the Afghan mujaheddin, the War on Drugs, Mena (Arkansas), Whitewater, Sun Myung Moon, the Carlyle Group, Osama bin Laden and the Saudi royal family, David Rockefeller, Henry Kissinger, and the presidency and vice-presidency of the United States, is: George Herbert Walker Bush.
    •  Would make a great diary if you could (none)
      put it together with some commentary and some links.
    •  Read the Unauthorized Biography (none)
      There's also a good theory about the Reagan hit regarding GWHB in that book, which is online at http://tarpley.net.  There's also an interesting history of corporate naziism here:

      http://www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/noon.html

      Then there's always this picture which gives me a headache:

      •  Wow. (4.00)
        From your link above:

        this executive order was signed 7 days before Reagan was shot:

        "Partly in an effort to bring harmony to the Reagan high command, it has been decided that Vice President George Bush will be placed in charge of a new structure for national security crisis management, according to senior presidential assistants. This assignment will amount to an unprecedented role for a vice president in modern times. In the Carter administration, the crisis management structure was chaired by Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser. [...]

        On a broader, policy-making level, senior White House officials were unhappy with what they felt to be ill-timed and ill-considered actions by Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. that placed the brightest spotlight on El Salvador at a time when the administration was trying to focus maximum attention on Reagan's economic proposals. [...]

        Bush's stature, by virtue of job title and experience, was cited as the reason that he was chosen to chair meetings in the Situation Room in time of crisis. Principal officials involved in crisis management will be the secretaries of state and defense, the Central Intelligence Agency director, the national security adviser, Meese, and Baker, officials said, adding that the structure has not been fully devised nor the presidential directive written.

        Reagan officials emphasized that Bush, a former director of the CIA and former United Nations Ambassador, would be able to preserve White House control over crisis management without irritating Haig, who they stressed was probably the most experienced and able of all other officials who could serve in that function.

        "The reason for this [choice of Bush] is that the secretary of state might wish he were chairing the crisis management structure," said one Reagan official, "but it is pretty hard to argue with the vice president being in charge." [fn 7]

        •  Maybe this was why Haig (none)
          was running around saying he was in charge?
          •  Perhaps...but, (none)
            I think the larger point is that Bush the elder was put in charge in the event of a "national security crisis."  While I'm not aware of the full body of evidence on this point, it seems Bush/Rumsfeld/Cheney team have made a habit of preparing for, and profiting from, NSC's over the past 40+ years.  Maybe Bush got the VP nod b/c he/Baker was the one that pulled off the October surprise.

            Certainly, his son is the person who profited (in terms of power) the most from the NSC created by 9/11.

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