Pres. Obama gives Medal of Freedom to George H. W. Bush

On February 15, President Obama bestowed the Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest award, to a group of people which includes former president George H.W. Bush. Having spent five years researching the elder Bush and discovering a staggering array of secrets to the man’s life—none of them favorable, I was curious why Obama gave Bush the medal.

Officially, it goes to individuals “who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.” In fact, it goes to all kinds of people for all kinds of reasons. In the case of Bush, it was an obligatory Washington ritual for a former President who is in the last chapter of his life.

Notwithstanding the inevitability of the process, President Obama needed to trot out some explanation or other as to why each recipient was deserving.  In remarks at the ceremony,  he said that H.W.’s “His life is a testament that public service is a noble calling….his humility and his decency reflects the very best of the American spirit.” And he referred to Mr. Bush’s “extraordinary life of service and of sacrifice.”

His life has certainly been extraordinary. Though whether “decency” is the right term, or whether his activities “reflect the very best of the American spirit,” or whether his has been a “life…of sacrifice” seem to be debatable.

There’s another side to the elder Bush. It goes to the heart of his purported “humility,” and whether it is truly humility—or his need to hide so many secrets. Especially as it relates, remarkably, to the assassination of another president, John F. Kennedy.

Here are some questions that must be asked of George H.W. Bush, while he is still around to be asked.  These questions are based on revelations from my book, Family of Secrets: the Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years, copies of which can be found in major American bookstores and libraries, including the Library of Congress. The underlying points are all documented and footnoted—and some of these questions have appeared before in an earlier post on this site and others.

-Former president Bush, we all know that you served for a single year as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. What about the fact trail suggesting that, just like the Russian leader Vladimir Putin, you actually spent your entire adult life prior to becoming vice president working in covert operations—but unlike Putin, have not admitted that? What about documentation showing that, as far back as the early 1950s, your small but hyperactive company, Zapata Offshore, was commercial cover for super-secret ops?

-Some years ago you claimed not to remember where you were on the morning of Nov. 22, 1963? Have you since been able to recall?

-Can you tell us about your decades-long friendship with George de Mohrenschildt, the man who was in and out of Lee Harvey Oswald’s house on almost a daily basis in the year before the Kennedy assassination?

-Did you, as characterized in an FBI memo, work as a CIA officer in tandem with Cuban exiles at the time of the Kennedy assassination?

-Why have you never spoken publicly about the documented call you made to the FBI on Nov 22, 1963, in which you identified yourself fully and claimed to have information on a possible suspect in Kennedy’s death? What was the purpose of that call, in which you mentioned your whereabouts at the time of the call, 1:45pm, as Tyler, Texas, i.e. about 99 miles away but just a short flight on the private plane on which you were traveling? Why did you tell the FBI that you were en route next to Dallas and would stay at the Sheraton there when you had already been at the Sheraton the night before—and right after that call flew to Dallas but only to switch planes and fly back immediately to Houston? Why were you giving the FBI the impression you would be staying in Dallas the night after the assassination instead of letting them know you had stayed there the night before the assassination?

-Why was your own assistant at the home of the man you would finger as a suspect in the shooting, and why did he end up providing the man with an alibi? Was the ultimate purpose of that call not to cause the alleged suspect any permanent harm, but merely to use the call as an excuse to state in government files that you were in a place other than Dallas?

-Since you claimed not to remember where you were when Kennedy was killed, how is it that after these FBI memos surfaced, your wife Barbara suddenly found and published an old letter placing you and her in Tyler, Texas shortly after the shooting?

-On the day of the assassination, were you in touch with your friend and Republican running mate Jack Crichton, a military intelligence figure who was connected to figures forcing their way into the pilot car of Kennedy’s motorcade? The same Crichton who controlled the man who served as the interpreter between Oswald’s wife and police and reframed her words so as to implicate Oswald in Kennedy’s shooting? The same Crichton who was working out of a secret underground communications bunker below the streets of Dallas? The same Crichton whose secret military intelligence unit counted dozens of men who simultaneously held jobs as Dallas police officers? The same Crichton who did secret oil industry intelligence work in the Middle East while you did intelligence related oil industry work via your company, Zapata Offshore?

-Finally, do you know people who consider the events of November 22, 1963 to, in their minds,   “reflect the very best of the American spirit?” You say almost nothing, ever, about the Kennedy assassination, even skipping over it in your own memoir, which details much more trivial events of the same year. Why is that? And why then, in your eulogy for former President Ford, a member of the increasingly-discredited Warren Commission, did you go out of your way to oddly praise him for promoting the increasingly-discredited “single bullet theory?”  You said:

After a deluded gunman assassinated President Kennedy, our nation turned to Gerald Ford and a select handful of others to make sense of that madness. And the conspiracy theorists can say what they will, but the Warren Commission report will always have the final definitive say on this tragic matter. Why? Because Jerry Ford put his name on it and Jerry Ford’s word was always good.”

Why did you, so bizarrely, smile when you uttered those words?

Now, with your Medal of Freedom, given you by a Democratic president who ran as an agent of change, you truly seem to be enjoying the last laugh.

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Disapointed William
6 years ago

They’re all on the same train. Need a new engineer. Can’t even imagine putting anything on ‘poppy’s’ neck but a rope!

Roger Stone
Roger Stone
8 years ago

Great respect for Russ Baker’s work. I have built on it in my own book due out in November. I make the case that LBJ arranged JFK murders with elements of the CIA , the Mob and Texas Oil.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Who-Killed-Kennedy/dp/1626363137/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366222431&sr=8-1&keywords=Roger+Stone

Robert Morrow
8 years ago

Google “Jeb Bush and the Murder of CIA Drug Smuggler
Barry Seal in 1986”
http://barrysealmurder1986jebbusholivernorth.blogspot.com/

Kariann Hart
Kariann Hart
7 years ago
Reply to  Robert Morrow

This is sickening as well as frightening. Perhaps this is the open door to what exists in those 50,000 documents? If so, America will NEVER see the truth. The documents will be or already has been destroyed. Then there’s always that possibility of a Jeb Bush presidency. All this power, greed, and the desire to destroy. Sad…very, very sad.

Scifiliven2012
Scifiliven2012
10 years ago

people think a spiritual war will start soon,it has been happening since JESUS CHRIST was raised from the grave,i help u,read revalations 12then 6 and 18

Scifiliven2012
Scifiliven2012
10 years ago

Hows this,you want to see the power of GOD?  this so called hurricane going into Rico,and hatti,at this very second i will use power of JESUS CHRIST to break it up,i will bring winds down to 65mph,then take it down to topical storm,and heavy rain,and keep it from going up east coast,i dont do this for fame or money,i dont want to b known,i just want to know GOD does miracles daily

Scifiliven2012
Scifiliven2012
10 years ago

funny how FBI knows where madd men are about to strike before they do,yet in al there history never was they so good,, look for truth,search for it,dont listen to it

Scifiliven2012
Scifiliven2012
10 years ago

try this,who started the “tea party” whom disarmed christmas bomber,whom told of time square?? i tell the truth these answers and much much more,is where i told u to look

Scifiliven2012
Scifiliven2012
10 years ago

funny how everyone takes the credit for Osama,if you r a reporter i give you tips.Look at so called informant from gitmo,know they had to know they where going to kill Osama,and bury him at sea beforehand,dna got from brother.  If you really want to know truth,go to yahoo chat  religions and beliefs,, go to christian chat rooms 7 and 9,access the archives,look up scifiliven,scifiliven2012 go back to 1997,you will find truth,i left markers of many things done in power of GOD,lik told fbi of 30 killings in texas,to trick them into telling pyshic did it,Osama was one of many many things GOD has done,and it is written in chat,why do you think no bombings after Osama,i learned not only to tell future,but burn wires from inside with my mind,sounds crazy,but i darn u to go to yahoo archives,your world will change

Vaknighto1
Vaknighto1
10 years ago

This sounds like nothing more than a shameless plug for what has been found to be a worthless book.

The Yankee Clipper
The Yankee Clipper
10 years ago
Reply to  Vaknighto1

I would like someone to better explain more clearly the motive behind killing JFK. Michael Beschloss wrote a book a long time ago called “MAYDAY: Eisenhower, Khrushchev, and the U-2 Affair ” I believe he claims that JFK made a serious mistake by talking about a “missle gap” with the Soviet Union. The book makes JFK look like the worst kind of political opportunist. Wouldn’t this go against Eisenhower’s “prophetic” words about the military/ industrial complex? Wouldn’t this make JFK a friend of them? And many people talk about how JFK wanted to “pull” the troops out of Vietnam when it appears that he was content with many Marines and Green Berets fighting insurgent forces in a covert war. Ok, many people were not happy with the outcome of the Bay of Pigs. But what was the result of the assasination? JFK became a martyr and then a very unpopular war unfolded. The pieces of this puzzle don’t easily fit together.

B Hunt
B Hunt
7 years ago

Once you step back and see the entire picture and who benefited the most, the pieces fit together quite nicely. “JFK had issued an Executive Order to begin withdrawing from Vietnam after the 64 election. His death would mean that war profiteers such as Bell Helicopter and KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton would continue to place 58,000
soldiers on the altar of their greed for 12 more years.”

Maynard
Maynard
4 years ago
Reply to  Vaknighto1

Says the worthless commenter.

blueskybigstar
blueskybigstar
10 years ago

Thank you for your work, Russ.

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