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    GWB's Daddy was one of the rich financier / bankers that tried to overthrow elected Pres FDR in the 30's. They wanted a Fascist dictatorship, like their puppet in Germany at the time.



    (General Smedley Butler is not a name most people know about, but is the sole heroic guy that averted Nazism in the US). https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Na...-Overthrow-the

    Horrible family, horrible Presidents. Unless you're part of the same clique, that is.

    Armed with French’s mutual testimony, Butler appeared before the McCormack-Dickstein congressional committee, also known as the Special Committee on Un-American Activities, to reveal what he knew about the plot to seize the presidency in November 1934. The committee at first discounted a large part of Butler’s testimony (even writing in their initial report that they saw no reason to subpoena men like John W. Davis, a former presidential hopeful, or Thomas W. Lamont, a partner with J.P. Morgan & Company).

    However, with the testimony of French, and the erratic testimony of MacGuire, the committee began to further investigate the plot. The final reports of the committee sang a different tune, finding that all of Butler’s claims could be corroborated as factual. However, they also stressed that the plot was far from being enacted, and it was not clear if the plans would have ever truly come to fruition.

    Quickly becoming known as the “White House Coup” and “Wall Street Putsch,” many major news sources derided Butler’s claims, as the committee’s final report was not made available publicly. Those implicated, ranging from the DuPont family to Prescott Bush, the grandfather of future President George W. Bush, laughed off Butler’s claims. Evidence of the validity of Butler’s testimony was not released until the 21st century, when the committee’s papers were published in the Public Domain. No one was ever prosecuted in connection to the plot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Good job nobody did then, eh?
    Umm...

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    He's probably one of America's greatest presidents. He's probably my favorite.
    Lets not split hairs eh?

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    That aitch is needed to distinguish GWHB from his son, obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That aitch is needed to distinguish GWHB from his son, obviously.
    To distiguish the heroic invasions of both, perhaps not so different in its "just cause"

    The truth behind US' Operation Just Cause in Panama
    The more history that can be exhumed, the harder it will be for the US to hide behind noble intentions in the future.


    On January 31, 1990, the US invasion of Panama - dubbed Operation Just Cause - officially came to a close. While the US military has consistently lowballed the Panamanian death count of the short-lived affair, other observers have put the number of fatalities at several thousand.

    As media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) noted at the time, Just Cause saw the impoverished Panama City neighbourhood of El Chorillo pulverised to the point of being referred to by ambulance drivers as "Little Hiroshima". In other words, no surgical strikes here.

    Indeed, the foray into Panama was the largest US combat operation since the Vietnam War. The US government trotted out various noble justifications for the operation, such as improving the lot of the Panamanians by hauling their dictator, General Manuel Noriega, off to the US to face drug-trafficking charges.

    This was the same Noriega, of course, who had for years been a US favourite, occupying a prominent position on the CIA's payroll despite common knowledge of his involvement in the international drug trade.

    When the general began to show signs of less-than-obsequiousness to US regional designs, however, he was rendered persona non grata by the self-appointed chaperones of the hemisphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    GWB's Daddy was one of the rich financier / bankers that tried to overthrow elected Pres FDR in the 30's. They wanted a Fascist dictatorship, like their puppet in Germany at the time.
    ...All things (of current events) considered,...it is clearly obvious...which entity...ultimately...came to occupy the winners' circle,...post...WWII...eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    The eyes are always the mirrors of the Connecticut Yankee soul.

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    Didn't realise Manuel was dead, thought he was in for the long haul, they just won't learn once bent over it pays to stay that way. Deary me where was I!

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    US' Operation Just Cause in Panama
    Some "make annexation" with a referendum, some operate in a "Just Cause", taking out the elected president...

    Does it make any difference? (don't mind the thousands deads...)

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    ...when compared to tRump, GHW Bush was a shining example of American political savvy...to gay folks, however, he was just short of a nemesis who allowed evangelicals into the Republican tent and cemented their presence at the highest councils of state...what followed, of course, was delayed spending on the AIDS health crisis and his advice to those who loved in a non-Republican patrician way: change your behavior if you want to live...similar to Papal advice now I think of it...
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    GHWB's Daddy was one of the rich financier / bankers that tried to overthrow elected Pres FDR in the 30's.
    FTFY.


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    General Smedley Butler is not a name most people know about
    I'm well aware of him...


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    George HW Bush after Shootdown of Iranian Airliner by US Navy: “I Never Apologize for US” (video)

    TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran Air Flight 655 was a civilian jet airliner shotdown by US missiles on 3 July 1988 as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz at the end of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran. 290 innocent civilians (252 Iranians and 38 non Iranians) died when the US Navy shot down it.
    December, 01, 2018

    Speaking to a group of Republican ethnic leaders (7 Aug 1988), George H W Bush, at the time Vice President of the United States in the Reagan administration commented on a separate occasion, saying, "I will never apologize for the United States — I don't care what the facts are... I'm not an apologize-for-America kind of guy."

    The quote, although unrelated to the downing of the Iranian air liner, has been attributed as such.

    George H W Bush also defended his country’s atrocity against Iranian civilians at the United Nations by arguing that the US attack had been a wartime incident and that the crew of the Vincennes had acted appropriately to the situation.

    The former US President died on Friday at the age of 94, a family spokesman said.

    https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2...ologize-for-us

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    Have never forgotten a particular High Times magazine cover from the mid or late 80s.
    Can't find a copy online unfortunately...

    Had a photo of GHWB in the middle of one of his many heated yet baseless speeches...

    Titled: "George Bush: our superspy, lying, drug dealing president," or something close to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    ...All things (of current events) considered,...it is clearly obvious
    You are a cock! Have a lovely evening.............Cock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Have never forgotten a particular High Times magazine cover from the mid or late 80s.
    Can't find a copy online unfortunately...
    Must have gotten his PR Machine/Legal team to scrub that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Have never forgotten a particular High Times magazine cover from the mid or late 80s.
    Can't find a copy online unfortunately...

    Had a photo of GHWB in the middle of one of his many heated yet baseless speeches...

    Titled: "George Bush: our superspy, lying, drug dealing president," or something close to that.
    Did find this though...from Cannabis Culture, May 2017

    George H.W. Bush: Biggest. Drug Lord. Ever.
    https://www.cannabisculture.com/cont...rug-lord-ever/


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    Niiice! I was almost sure you'd found it

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Niiice! I was almost sure you'd found it
    Oh I was looking...no joy @ High Times though.

    quote from that^^

    “What I wish to point out … is how deep-seated the fear of passing judgment, of naming names, and of fixing blame – especially, alas, upon people in power and high position, dead or alive …”
    – Hannah Arendt, “Personal Responsibility Under Dictatorship”, 1964 (4)

    another:

    However, this evidence is hidden away in relatively obscure books and websites. The mainstream media – and popular websites like Vice.com – shy away from that sort of thing – that old “fear of passing judgment” thing that Hannah Arendt was talking about. Plus nobody wants to be called a conspiracy theorist – you stop getting invited to all sorts of parties and denied memberships in all sorts of groups after getting that label. It’s amazing to me how human beings are so easily domesticated into a form of livestock – persuaded to avoid looking into the actual history of their rulers – with just a bit of name-calling.
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    If you compare baldy orange cunto with *any* previous President, he makes them *all* look good.

    FFS he even makes Bush Jr. look intelligent.

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    Live stream. He put county over party...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/live/l...-at-us-capitol

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    ^Read a few sentences of that and now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Read a few sentences of that and now...
    Got caught up in the moment. Still no fan of the new world order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    (of Trump) FFS he even makes Bush Jr. look intelligent.
    That's pushing it. Slightly. At least Dubbya wasn't crass, rude, or nearly so arrogant.
    But yes, overall Trump makes all previous presidents look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    overall Trump makes all previous presidents look good
    ...Millard Fillmore is smiling in his grave...

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    He can't be all that bad if he bedded his teacher

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