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can you imagine? I was too young to comprehend what was going on at the time, but looking back it was fishy as fuck. was the CT as strong as it is now? anyone remember?
It seems the Hinckley/Bush connections were (almost) completely ignored. both the father's to George's campaign & the sons dinner plans later that night. the obvious non-answers of their relationship. both from TX, both in big Oil. Vanderbilt in trouble with the Government (which led to a Bush/Hinckey meeting). Hinckley & World Vision.
Jodie Foster? really?
* * Just a few days earlier, after an internal struggle, Reagan put Bush in charge of "crisis managment".
HAIG OPPOSES PLAN FOR NEW BUSH ROLE BUT REAGAN MOVES
WASHINGTON, March 24— Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig Jr. today publicly questioned a White House plan to put Vice President Bush in charge of the Administration's ''crisis management'' team. Hours later, the Administration named Mr. Bush to the post.
* * The declaration of no conspiracy only 5 hours after, which was made by Bush.
Another eyewitness of these transactions was Don Regan, whom the Tower Board later made the fall-guy for Bush’s Iran-contra escapades. Regan records that “the Vice President arrived with Ed Meese, who had met him when he landed to fill him in on the details. George asked for a condition report: 1) on the President; 2) on the other wounded; 3) on the assailant; 4) on the international scene. […] After the reports were given and it was determined that there were no international complications and no domestic conspiracy, it was decided that the US government would carry on business as usual. The Vice President would go on TV from the White House to reassure the nation and to demonstrate that he was in charge.”
As Weinberger recounts the same moments: “[Attorney General Bill French Smith] then reported that all FBI reports concurred with the information I had received; that the shooting was a completely isolated incident and that the assassin, John Hinckley, with a previous record in Nashville, seemed to be a ‘Bremmer’ type, a reference to the attempted assassin of George Wallace.” [fn 16]
Those who were not watching carefully here may have missed the fact that just a few minutes after George Bush had walked into the room, he had presided over the sweeping under the rug of the decisive question regarding Hinckley and his actions: was Hinckley a part of a conspiracy, domestic or international? Not more than five hours after the attempt to kill Reagan, on the basis of the most fragmentary early reports, before Hinckley had been properly questioned, and before a full investigation had been carried out, a group of cabinet officers chaired by George Bush had ruled out any conspiracy. Haig, whose memoirs talk most about the possibility of a conspiracy, does not seem to have objected to this incredible decision.
From that moment on, “no conspiracy” became the official doctrine of the US regime, for the moment a Bush regime, and the most massive efforts were undertaken to stifle any suggestion to the contrary. The iron curtain came down on the truth about Hinckley.
* * The odd placement of the limo.
* * The former head of the CIA was one heartbeat away from the presidency, a VP that was (rumored to have been) pushed on him. only 69 days into Reagan's presidency.
“A coalition of multinational corporate executives, big-city bankers, and hungry power brokers… want to give you George Bush… their purpose is to control the American government.”
- Ronald Reagan, 1980
Odd how little talk there is of this, even now. was this even a thing back in the 80s?