The Free Thought Project – While the establishment celebrates the life of the former president and Americans line up to mourn their fallen leader, the facts that are being reported in the mainstream media are far different than the legacy he is leaving behind.
Before he was named head of the CIA, Bush was already heavily involved in covert operations according a book released in 2010, by author Russ Baker. In his book, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government, and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years Baker revealed the relationship between Bush and former President Richard Nixon. A relationship, the author asserts, that eventually led to the Watergate scandal and Nixon’s resignation.
As Director of the CIA, Bush was responsible for overseeing the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to Panamanian leader and suspected cocaine trafficker, Manuel Noriega. Although Bush claimed he wasn’t aware of Noriega’s illicit activities until 1988, the CIA’s involvement in Latin America would eventually end in a national controversy during the Reagan administration, in what became known as the Iran-Contra scandal.
While Bush served less than a year as the head of the CIA, he was also caught destroying evidence of US war crimes. As reported by MuckRock,
“Declassified records recently unearthed in CREST show the CIA waffled on a promise to obey the law in destroying records of Agency’s illegal activities and wrongdoing.”
Four years after serving as the director of the CIA, George H.W. Bush was elected Vice President of the United States. Serving under former President Ronald Reagan, Bush kept a low profile and avoided making any key policy decisions or criticisms of the Reagan administration, but attended a large number of ceremonies and public events.
In 1988, Bush was elected president defeating Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts. Within his first year in office Bush’s approval ratings began to slip due to his inability to deal with Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian leader he previously aided while serving as head of the CIA. Bush responded by deciding to invade Panama, and on December 20,1989 he deployed 25,000 troops to the tiny nation. Bush justified the invasion— code named operation just cause— on the grounds of national security. The president mislead the country by claiming Noriega had threatened the US, a claim which turned out to be untrue. After two weeks the conflict ended, resulting in the deaths of twenty American soldiers and as many as 2,000 Panamanians.
Less than a year after the invasion of Panama, Bush once again found himself responding to another foreign policy debacle. On August 2, 1990 Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein began an invasion of nearby Kuwait. In response, President Bush and the American media used the testimony of a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah to justify US intervention in Kuwait. However, Nayirah was later discovered to be the daughter of a U.S. ambassador, who was being coaxed by military psychological operations specialists.
After leaving office in 1993, George H.W. Bush retired with his wife Barbara and built a home in a community near Houston, Texas. Though retired, the former president would still face controversy.
In 1999, Former Brigadier General General Russell S Bowen published a book entitled, “The Immaculate Deception — The Bush Crime Family Exposed.” In the book General Bowen details the Government’s alleged role in covering up Bush’s role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Last year, during the height of the #MeToo movement, at least five women women claimed they were abused by the former president. In an interview with Time Magazine, a woman named Roslyn Corrigan claimed Bush sexually assaulted her in 2003 when she was only 16-years-old. At least five more women have accused Bush of sexual assault, including an unnamed Michigan woman who came forward claiming the former president groped her in 1992 at a campaign event. Actress Heather Lind also stated, in a now deleted Instagram post, that Bush groped her during a photo-op in 2014.
Perhaps, instead of blindly praising a documented criminal, Americans should consider asking themselves what other crimes the US government and the media are covering up for the former president.
George Bush Sr. promotes the ideas of a New World Order to Congress on September 11, 1991 after Operation Desert Storm ended.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
Al Jazeera – Pakistan information minister says Trump sent letter to PM Imran Khan seeking help with Afghan peace talks.
Al Jazeera – Gulf nation’s energy minister says withdrawal from 15-nation bloc will come into effect next month.
Breitbart – More than one hundred ambulance drivers protested in Paris Monday morning, as France’s President Emmanuel Macron faces mounting pressure from populous movements inspired by the Yellow Jackets.
Paramedics blocked the Place de la Concorde near the National Assembly in downtown Paris at 5:30 am local time, blaring their sirens and holding banners condemning government-mandated industry reforms, reports France Info.
Protesters set tires on fire in the street while others chanted “Macron resign!” according to the Associated Press. One protester held a placard reading “the State killed me.”
Newsmax – Sixty-three percent of noncitizens are making use of a welfare program, according to a Census Bureau study, the Washington Examiner reported on Monday.
The findings, based on the latest numbers from 2014, appear to bolster President Donald Trump’s concern that immigrants are expensive to the nation, as only 35 percent of native-headed households make use of a welfare program.
Making the point even stronger is that among those non-citizens in the U.S. for 10 years or more, those on welfare is even higher, at 70 percent.
RT – While still reeling from the recent violent fuel protests, France has been hit by another wave of nationwide riots. Crowds of angry students have blocked schools across France in protest against the education reform.
Thousands of high school students flooded the streets of French cities on Monday, their protest quickly turning violent. Angry youths, who initially came out following the call of the National Union of High School Students (UNL), started erecting barricades and burning cars.
RT = A Chinese researcher who sparked worldwide public outcry after claiming last month that he created the world’s first gene-edited babies, seems to have gone missing.
He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last week when he announced that he had manipulated the DNA of twin girls, allegedly making them resistant to the HIV virus — although other scientists have said it is too early to tell if the procedure was actually successful. The editing was done during fertility treatments for a couple in which the father is HIV-positive.
Now, the scientist seems to have disappeared amid rumors that he has been detained by Chinese authorities, which denounced his work and ordered an investigation into his trials. The scientist reportedly has not been seen in public since delivering a speech at a scientific conference last Wednesday.
Responding to speculative media reports, a spokesperson for his employer, the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, said that rumors of his detention by authorities are untrue. “Right now nobody’s information is accurate, only the official channels are,” the spokesperson said, adding that the university would make no further comments on the whereabouts of the former Stanford University postdoctoral fellow.
U.S. News, Politics & Government
Breitbart – President Donald Trump ripped his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in response to the news that he is requesting no prison time after cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
“You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?” Trump asked incredulously.
Cohen admitted to investigators that he lied about Trump’s interest in building a Trump Tower in Moscow despite running for president in 2016.
WND – ‘Rogue government tyranny’ designed to ‘overthrow a duly elected president’
A former Justice Department prosecutor, Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman, filed a complaint Monday on behalf of investigative reporter Jerome Corsi against special counsel Robert Mueller, charging “gross prosecutorial misconduct and criminal acts.”
The complaint alleges Mueller and his team attempted to coerce Corsi, the author of multiple New York Times best-sellers, to commit perjury in their pursuit of statements that would harm President Trump.
“In filing this complaint, my client is not only standing up for his own legal and constitutional rights, but also those of the American people,” Klayman said. “This rogue government tyranny perpetrated by a special counsel and his prosecutorial staff, which is designed to effectively overthrow a duly elected president by coercing and extorting false testimony from Dr. Corsi and others, cannot be permitted in a civilized society.”
Klayman said Corsi “is an American hero, not a felon as depicted falsely by special counsel Mueller and his prosecutorial staff.”
“To the contrary, it is Mueller and his comrades who must now be held to account under the rule of law and professional ethics.”
The special counsel’s office declined to respond to WND’s request for comment.
Sputnik – Former FBI Director James Comey has reached an agreement with the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee to testify behind closed doors this week, US media reported on Monday.
Comey’s attorney David Kelley and a committee aide both told The Hill that Comey will testify on Friday, adding that a transcript of his testimony would be available to the public on Saturday.
The Congressional Committee wants to ask Comey questions about his decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton of criminal liability for her use of a private email account and server while held the role of US secretary of state.
Comey testified before a Senate Committee shortly after US President Donald Trump fired him in 2017, but refused to appear before a House committee unless that hearing also took place in public because Comey did not want his comments leaked or distorted due to a lack of context.
Economy & Business
The Economic Times – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters at the White House Monday that there is a “real agreement” in the works between the U.S. and China on trade and other issues following President Donald Trump’s three hour dinner with President Xi Jinping in Argentina Saturday night.
Newsmax – President Donald Trump said China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, buoying shares in BMW and Daimler AG who manufacture in the United States for export to the world’s biggest auto market.
Shares of Chinese car dealers also perked up on hopes that such a move could revitalize the domestic auto market that is poised for its first annual sales contraction in decades amid cooling economic growth and a debilitating U.S.-China trade war.
Trump, fresh from agreeing a 90-day cease-fire in his trade war with China at the meeting of the G20, said on Twitter “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.”
Energy & Environment
Daily Mail – beloved wild wolf known as ‘Spitfire’ was killed by a trophy hunter when she wandered outside Yellowstone National Park.
The seven-year-old wolf – known as Lamar Canyon Wolf Pack member 926F to scientists – was shot by a hunter in Montana last weekend.
The wolf, also dubbed the Queen of the Lamar Valley by wolf enthusiasts, died the same way her famous mother, the alpha female wolf 832F, did in 2012.
The leader of the Lamar Canyon pack, 832F was better known as 06 – a reference to the year she was born – and inspired the book American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West.
Daily Mail – This rare white baby reindeer almost disappears into the snowy background in these magical wintry snaps.
Having emerged from the nearby woods in northern Norway with its brown mother, the calf happily posed for photographs in the snow.
White reindeer, which are not albino, have a rare genetic mutation that strips their fur of pigment.
Off Grid News – Overall, the amount of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food is increasing steadily because of herbicide use and desiccation.
Herbicide use is changing both the food on your plate and the agriculture industry beyond recognition. Notably, Nautilus writer Miranda Hart calls one herbicide use “the biggest farming practice you’ve never heard of.”
Farmers are no longer drying crops out naturally at the end of the season, Hart reveals. Instead, farmers are killing all the plants in the fields with herbicide in a process called desiccation.
Farmers are desiccating through herbicide use because it makes the fields easier to clear for planting. However, desiccation is altering crops because it kills every plant in the fields.
Science & Technology
Sputnik – On Monday, the US space agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at a nearby asteroid that’s of great importance to scientists: it might have answers about what early Earth was like, but there’s a decent chance it might hit us, too. The spacecraft will grab a sample and study the rock before coming home.
While most asteroids orbit between Mars and Jupiter in a band of space that’s been dubbed the Asteroid Belt, Bennu is somewhat closer to Earth. NASA scientists think the 484-meter-wide rock was once part of a much larger asteroid, which Space.com suggests was as large as the US state of Connecticut (which is 110 miles wide and 70 miles long), that was blown apart by some colossal collision a billion years ago.
Now Bennu is slowly spiraling towards the sun, a trajectory that will bring it through Earth’s part of the solar system. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory gives Bennu a cumulative 1-in-2,700 chance of impacting Earth between 2175 and 2199. The OSIRIS-REx mission is designed, in part, to determine the reality of this danger and help us prepare to prevent such a catastrophe before it occurs.
That’s why NASA has spent $800 million on the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) program, launching a spacecraft to the space rock for an up-close-and-personal inspection of Bennu. That spacecraft arrived there on December 3, at roughly noon EST.
Mercola – Any product made with potato will be subject to added scrutiny before it can receive The Non-GMO Project’s verification stamp due to widespread prevalence of genetically engineered (GE) potato in the U.S. food supply
Dr. Axe – Pumpkins are an integral part of the holiday season. From pumpkin carving to sweet pumpkin spice to fresh pumpkin pie, it’s hard to imagine fall without this bright orange fruit. Unfortunately, pumpkin seeds, like pumpkin seed oil, often get lost in the mix and are frequently discarded or ignored altogether in favor of the vibrant pumpkin pulp.
However, there are many benefits of pumpkin seeds that make them a worthy addition to your diet, both during the holidays and all year round. In fact, some of the power-packed benefits of pumpkin seeds include better heart health, improved blood sugar levels, enhanced sleep quality and more.
Top 7 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds