They had to be missing they were too big a target for any shot missing the President. It is so subtle yet it’s too obvious. In 1980 as the Republican presidential campaigns heated up the two front runners were George Bush and Ronald Reagan, although Reagan was the favorite in a January straw of Republicans Bush claimed he had the momentum. But with the deftness that would become the hallmark of the Reagan administration Bush got sucker punched in New Hampshire.
The Nashua Telegraph had arranged for a debate between the two candidates Regan’s handlers pressed the newspapers editors with legal concerns surrounding the omission of the single digit candidates until the paper threatened to cancel the debate entirely. Then like the so many of the B westerns that Reagan had starred in Ronny on his Whitehorse rides to the rescue offering to pay for the debate with his own money. The Bush campaign shows up prepared to debate Reagan, only to find out he would be but one of many in the crowd debating Dutch. In a show of the now famous Bush temper Bush fumed and refused to participate leading to an angry confrontation on stage. After Bushed been completely antagonized the Reignites ushered the also ran’s out of the studio and the debate which took place was the end of the line for the campaign of George Bush. George Bush was the consummate government insider having worked at all levels of government he had paid his dues to the party, as UN ambassador and as head of the CIA and felt entitled to the nomination. Reagan on the other hand was a West Coast outsider a California Republican. Bush felt betrayed by the party establishment and ambushed byte Reagan campaign virulently attacking Reagan’s principles with such famous lines as voodoo economics’ throughout the rest of the campaign. What George Bush had failed to understand was his government experience did as much to disqualify him as it did to assist him. Under the Eisenhower model you find someone admired by the public who projects the image of a strong leader, someone who wants the
status but not the hard work of leadership inside enough to be trustworthy but not concerned enough to know or care what is going on. A movie actor verses a Washington insider gees Bush didn’t stand a chance but the Bush Vs. Reagan scuffle was far from Godzilla vs. a Tokyo commuter train Bush was a man of wealth, connections and as the former head of the Central Intelligence Agency he had to be placated. You keep your friends close and your enemies closer, and in the most adversarial choice for a running mate since Kennedy named Lyndon Johnson Ronald Reagan names Bush ashes running mate and for the same reason and with almost the same result. Johnson waste consummate mover and shaker in Congress known for his no holds barred party politics he surprises many by accepting what seems to be a step down in political power. Bush as well surprises many by his acceptance of what appears to be scraps from Reagan’s table especially after the bitter campaign and personal animosities between the two men. Like Johnson and Kennedy, Bush and Reagan are diametrically opposite from each other on almost every venue imaginable. West Coast vs. East Coast, born poor vs. born rich well educated vs. not well educated, New England Puritanism vs. West coast laid back. Upon Reagan’s election to the Presidency George Bush’s wasn’t content with the traditional role in the administration of keeping his black suit pressed to attend state funerals. George’s career in the intelligence field had made him restless and looking for hobby the one thing you learn in the intelligence field is you make your own luck you don’t just sit around waiting for something good to happen. He got his family consigliore James Baker III hired on as chief of staff and then began maneuvering for position. He was returning the kindness shown to him in New Hampshire Reagan’s forte was show business Bushes was covert operations. Reagan named former General Alexander Haig to Secretary of state but within three weeks Haig complained “someone in the White House staff was attempting to communicate with me through the press,” by a process of constant leakage, including leakage of the contents of secret diplomatic papers. Haig protested to Meese, NSC chief Richard Allen, and James Baker and Bush himself. What can you say to defend a general who doesn’t even know who his enemies are? Haig’s crime, a national Security directive (NSDD1) which he had proposed on the first day of the administration to set up a special situation group to reorganize under the Secretary of State making Haig “Vicar of foreign policy.” But George Bush made sure that never happened eventually when NSDD1 was eventually signed it named Bush to chair the group instead of Haig. As the press leaks continued Haig became more enraged at the campaign to undermine him his paranoia playing into the conspirators plans but then again he was up against trained professionals. On March 22 The Sunday Washington Post publishes “White House Revamps Top Policy Roles; Bush to Head Crisis Management.” Whether Haig knew it or not his goose was cooked and the fix was in but Haig wouldn’t go away quietly. Haig went to see the President and you can almost hear Ronny in that warm friendly
Voice of his assures Haig, “I want you to know that the story in the “Post” is a fabrication. It means that George would sit in for me in the NSC in my absence, and that’s all it means. It doesn’t affect your authority in any way.” Indeed the fix was in, in the event the President was in anyway unavailable George Bush was in charge both as Vice President and now as chairman of the NSC, how fortuitous indeed. Eight days later on March 30, 1981 Ronald Reagan is shot by yet another lone nut with ague. John Hinckley Jr. is arrested on the scene gun in hand case closed. George Bush had been out of town in Austin Texas speaking to a joint session of the Texas legislature. Now why would the newly elected Vice President go speak to a democratically control legislature? Why it makes about as much sense as a President who is not running for election reading to school children during a crisis. When Bush arrives in the cabinet room. Al Haig is in charge and in Haig’s words states he was at first adamant that conspiracy, if discovered, should be ruthlessly exposed: “Remembering the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, I said to Woody Goldberg, ‘No matter what the truth is about this shooting, the American people must know it. Was Alexander Haig a nut as he was portrayed by the corporate media ala SmedleyButler? Or was he power mad or did he smell a rat, we learn in small increments perhaps Haig had begun to realize who his enemies were and perhaps it even explains Haig’s pronouncements that he was in charge while Reagan’s life was still in the balance At 7:00 PM The Vice President and Ed Meese enter the situation room Casper Weinberger remembers “very calmly” Bush asked him for a report on American Forces and then for and update on Reagan’s condition and after cursory FBI reports of Hinckley. After the reports were given and it was determined that there were no international complications and no domestic conspiracy, it was decided that the U.S. government would carry on business as usual. The Vice President would go on TV from the Whitehouse to reassure the nation and to demonstrate that he was in charge.” You have to wonder if he already had a speech written. But within five minutes of entering the meeting all talk of conspiracy was done away with. John Hinckley Jr. another in a long line of lone nuts with guns, you ever wonder why lone nuts with guns write everything down? It sure does make it easy for the police don’t it? FBI agents find a letter to actress Jodie Foster detailing his plans Huh? When did Hinckley plan to mail it? After the shooting? Hmm things to do today, shoot President then return to hotel and mail letter. The Hinckley families of course by just a mere coincidence were the former neighbors of the Bushes in Houston but the elder Bush had no recollection of them. Of course it’s impossible to remember all of your campaign contributors, but wouldn’t you think if your oil company (Zapata oil) had bailed out your neighbors oil company (Vanderbilt oil) which was operating six nearly dry wells and then your oil company began paying out millions of dollars to him that if you don’t remember him maybe you should? Could it be that more was going on than the oil business? Bushes Zapata oil had been alleged to be involved with the CIA as far back as the 1950’s because of course when Fidel Castro
Came to power and nationalized oil wells off the Cuban coast guess who they belong to? (Zapata)Then the story coming out of Scott Hinckley brother of the gunman who was to have had dinner with Neil Bush on the very night of the shooting causing even NBC net work anchor John Chancellor to raise an eyebrow. However in the Bush household amnesia reined none of the Bushes knew anything about the Hinckley’s no recollection of meetings or business deals or campaign contributions. George W. stated he didn’t remember meeting him but couldn’t be sure by the picture he had seen on TV but wouldn’t rule out the possibility completely. Well it was the 80’s and we know how George spent most of his time during that decade so I take him at his word.http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/3/9/123232/5217
John Hinckley senior split his time between Vanderbilt oil and World Vision a right wing evangelical group also alleged to have ties with the CIA taking over the abandoned Jonestown camp in Guiana to train Hmong rebels. But was John Hinckley Sr. in the CIA? Probably not, more than likely his company was being used as a front organization he just played along and cashed the checks. But would he knowingly sacrifice his own son? Or was John Hinckley Jr. a Manchurian candidate? I try to keep my writings to what can be proven or to what can be assumed by a logical deduction. The concept of a deep- programmed individual has been with us since the Korean War and intelligence agencies around the world have spent millions of dollars on research to make it happen. But no one has ever proven a single case of deep programming. Some inside the CIA have said that it has been successfully used around the world. But like a new type of poison it cannoli be discovered if it is looked for and who looks for it when in every American case where it has been alleged there is always a confession or diary in the assailants own handwriting. We know John Hinckley Jr. was under psychiatric treatment for depression, we know that the was the unsuccessful namesake of a successful man. We know he was arrested in Tennessee for a firearms violation. It is alleged that he that he was obsessed with Jodie Foster and the then we are told of his obsession with a then 6 year old movie Taxi Driver starring Robert Denier and Jodie Foster. Denero’s character Travis Buckle is obsessed with a woman obviously out of his class and he is also obviously seriously deranged. Bickle shoots a teenage prostitute’s (Jodie Foster) pimp after unsuccessfully trying to shoot a congressional candidate. Am I wrong? Do the insane admire the insane was Hinckley thinking to himself I want to be insane just like that guy! The entire underlying plot motive of the movie was that the public lionizes this insane man as a hero because he shot the bad guy rather than the good guy. But Hinckley is so perfect it is hard to conclusively prove anything about him the while FBI still holds 22 pages of documents about him, but the real question here is not why did John Hinckley shoot Reagan but how did John Hinckley shoot Reagan? I have had the occasion in my life to see two Presidents and one Vice President and we have this generally accepted view that someone could just walk up to see the President. Not so, when living in Montgomery Dutch was coming to speak to the Alabama Legislature the day before the capital building was completely inspected, heat and air duct covers removed all exits checked and locked underground tunnels sealed. For 24 hours the building was locked down until Reagan spoke. When he was finished as he rode to the airport all cross streets were barricaded and manned with armed officers althea way back to the airport. So how does a man with and arrest record for a firearm violation get close enough to shoot the President? What about his parents? Your son is under psychiatric treatment and was arrested for having a gun and you keep sending him money to do God knows what? Where was the Secret Service in all this?
The Hinckley Family and the CIA
In 1960 after a US backed Coup in Cuba fails Russia agrees to supply Cuba nuclear missiles, bringing the nuclear stand off to the brink of annihilation. (More) In 1960 after a US backed Coup in Cuba fails Russia agrees to supply Cuba nuclear missiles, bringing the nuclear stand off to the brink of annihilation. The President and his brother working through back door negotiations to bring about a settlement. But the Kennedy administration has further alienated the intelligence community by its failure to supply air support during the failed Bay of Pigs invasion (Cuba) and by working outside intelligence channels on the missile agreement and third, a less than wholehearted support for the Vietnam War. The intelligence agencies felt they had done all the groundwork and that Kennedy was hesitating on following through.
The assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas was a turning point in American history no more would the horse pull the cart from now on the cart would push the horse. Every safety protocol for the protection of the President was violated that day for proof you need look no further than the back of the President’s limonene missing are the two secret service agents normally standing on the back bumper instead left standing bewildered at Love field. They had to be missing they were too big a target for any shot missing the President. It is so subtle yet it’s too obvious.