George H.W. Bush

PoppyLeaks, Part 1

Reading Time: 14 minutes Hey, are we living in the old USSR? It sure looks like it, judging from the way the media has closed ranks around a blatantly false account of George H.W. Bush’s life. This bothers us so much that we’re going to give you portions of his real biography — free.

JFK Assassination Plot Mirrored in 1961 France: Part 3

Reading Time: 12 minutes In Part 3 of our 3-part series, de Gaulle purges his government of presumed traitors and shuts down the “unhinged” murderous forces that were gunning down, blowing up, and poisoning “enemies of the French empire”— those who were for Algeria’s independence. But de Gaulle still remains a target for assassination attempts, one of which is spectacular.

JFK Assassination Plot Mirrored in France: Part 2

Reading Time: 9 minutes In Part 2 of this 3-part series, Kennedy learns of Dulles’s involvement in plotting to overthrow de Gaulle, and assures the French of his support for de Gaulle, while warning them, “the CIA is such a vast and poorly controlled machine that the most unlikely maneuvers might be true.” But not even the CIA, with all its right-wing allies, was any match for the millions of French who stood up for de Gaulle.

Crucial Background to New Redford Movie on Bush and Rather, Part 2

Reading Time: 35 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.

Crucial Background to New Redford Movie on Bush and Rather, Part 1

Reading Time: 21 minutes In 2004, CBS News was offered documents confirming that George W. Bush had dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. Dan Rather aired a report based on these documents and within a suspiciously short time, they were alleged to be false. The story “blew up” in Rather’s face, forcing his early retirement. Russ Baker, who was in Texas at the time, found telling indications that the documents were likely a clever ruse to trap CBS and convince others that investigating Bush’s past was hazardous.

New Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 3

Reading Time: 10 minutes In this third excerpt from The Devil’s Chessboard, the Warren Commission is revealed as a whitewash and a fraud. The CIA, under suspicion that it was involved in the Kennedy assassination, steers attention away from itself, to everyone else — including other parts of the government. And one former Commission staffer, becoming aware he had been duped, gets a threat.

New Book on CIA Master-Plotter Dulles, Sneak Peek: Part 2

Reading Time: 8 minutes In this second excerpt from the new book The Devil’s Chessboard, by David Talbot, we examine the formation and activities of the Warren Commission. And we note the central role in guiding the Commission’s “probe” of none other than Allen Dulles — a professional coup planner who might under normal circumstances have been considered a prime suspect.