UFPPC (www.ufppc.org) — Digging Deeper LXXXIV: June 8, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
(New York, Berlin, and London: Bloomsbury Press, 2009 [publication date: Dec.18, 2008]).
George H.W. Bush has “ledwhat amounted to a double life” (492; heis a lifelong CIA asset involved inorchestrating many of the scandals of post-WWII American history, particularywith respect to the Bay of Pigs (161) , the JFK assassination (1963), and Watergate(1972), “not a Nixon operation at all, buta deep, deep covert operation
Ch. 1: How Did Bush Happen?
Thisbook “chronicles the evolution of boththe Bush clan and the powerful interestsit represented over the last century” (5;1-6).
Ch. 2: Poppy’s Secret.
In 1985 JosephMcBride noticed a Nov. 29, 1963, memoto FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover identifying“George Bush of the CIA” (7-9). In 1988George H.W. Bush denied it was he; theCIA identified a different George Bush(who also denied) (9-12). In 1996,another CIA memo came to light, linkingGeorge H.W. Bush to the CIA’s Thomas J.Devine, Zapata co-owner (12-15). Bush’sconnections to intelligence derive fromthe intelligence community’s own originsin the Anglo-American financialestablishment, especially Brown BrothersHarriman (Prescott Bush had becomeclose friends of Roland “Bunny” Harrimanin 1916 at Yale and in Skull and Bones;Prescott joined W.A. Harriman in 1926,which merged with Brown Brothers in1930) (15-17). George H.W. Bush workedin an aerial intelligence program as aWWII pilot, where learned the importanceof secrecy (18). The various accounts of Bush’s actions when shot down in atorpedo bomber on Sept. 2, 1944, areinconsistent; Bush’s version waschallenged by tail gunner ChesterMierzejewski in the
New York Post
inAugust 1988 (18-21).
Ch. 3: Viva Zapata.
Yale, whereGeorge H.W. “Poppy” Bush went in 1945, joining Skull & Bones, was a primerecruiting ground for the CIA (22-23). Heworked for Dresser Industries, an oilindustry services firm bought in 1926 byW.A. Harriman (23-25). Poppy went toOdessa, TX, and California, working forDresser (25-28). The Dulles brothersexercised “effective control” over U.S.policy, a matter of indifference toEisenhower; Bush clan also had greatinfluence (28-31). Speculation aboutAllen Dulles’s motives in recruiting Poppy(31-32). That G.H.W. Bush asserted hisindependence from the family bybecoming a Texas oil man is adeliberately propagated myth thatignores the Bush family’s long-standingties “to the very top of the oil industry”(32; 32-34). Zapata Offshore was usedby the CIA, particularly in connection withCuba (34-37). Poppy’s real interest waspolitics (37-38). Bob Gow, who workedfor Zapata (38-43). “Whether Zapatawas partially designed for launderingmoney for covert or clandestineoperations may never be known” (42).
Ch. 4: Where Was Poppy?
Kennedywas fighting the CIA (44-47). Sen.Prescott Bush (R-CT) announced hewould not run for reelection in the springof 1962, as Poppy Bush became moreinvolved in politics (48-49). A tip to theFBI minutes after JFK’s assassinationgiving a false lead on the assassinationmay have been designed to give theimpression that G.H.W. Bush had notbeen in Dallas on the evening before the