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George Herbert Walker Bush, who was the 41st President of the United States, has died.
As president, Bush, for reasons still not clear, sent troops to Panama (the cover story was to get Noriega), many Panamanians were killed, and he also got America into the first war with Iraq that included a four-day aerial "shock and awe" bombardment of Baghdad. It was the start of the destruction of the country.
He was a director of the CIA and a life-long member of the Deep State. He was the first president to publicly utter the words "New World Order"---in a State of the Union speech no less. He was at the epicenter of it all, including the elitist organizations Skull & Bones and the Council on Foreign Relations. He took curious actions after JFK was assassinated and ran a shady, likely CIA linked, oil company, Zapata. He will take many secrets with him to his grave.
During the election campaign that gained him the four-year throne, he proclaimed loudly "Read my lips no new taxes!" But when he got into office he raised taxes.
Even the New Tork Times in its obituary can't bury this evil-doing:
[It was] one of the most explicit campaign pledges ever uttered by a major-party presidential candidate: “Read my lips. No new taxes.”
That promise had been delivered to roars of approval in his acceptance speech at the 1988 Republican National Convention in New Orleans, and the turnabout provoked a chorus of reproach.The masses did not forget and he lost reelection.
But the big thing is that we have all outlived him.
His tax raising, war launching and CIA shady operations days are over,
His office says that he died Friday at 10:10 PM in Houston. He was 94.
The White House has announced that President Trump will attend the funeral.
Some sound reminders via Twitter:
It was George Bush Snr. who ordered the bombing of the “Highway of Death” in 1991. The death toll remains unknown. Robert Fisk, the journalist, said he “lost count of the Iraqi corpses crammed into the smoldering wreckage or slumped face down in the sand”. pic.twitter.com/Fj8cnC4aAi— Crimes of USA (@CrimesofUS) December 1, 2018
And the reaction of "libertarian" Gary Johnson:George HW Bush systematically attacked the civilian infrastructure in Iraq. He turned hospitals into death rows for infants. He widely used depleted uranium, causing cancer rates to skyrocket. He made Iraq a mass graveyard. And the killing hasn’t stopped since.— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) December 1, 2018
UPDATE 6The passing of President George H.W. Bush is a time to set politics aside and pay our respects to an American who personified the honorable notion of public service. His was a life well-lived. R.I.P., President Bush.— Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) December 1, 2018
The New York Stock Exchange will close on Wednesday, a day of mourning for Bush.
UPDATE 8Trump says he has spoken with George W. Bush and Jeb Bush this morning. “I expressed deepest sympathies,” Trump says.— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) December 1, 2018
-RWPresident George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018