It’s Official: Jeb Bush Has Been Appointed The Next U.S. President

February 15, 2015
Jeb Bush (The New Yorker Magazine, January 2015)

Jeb Bush (The New Yorker Magazine, January 2015)

The dark black hole of corruption known as The Bush Family is poised to swallow up the political will of the nation once again. For many months now, political insiders like Washington State-based analyst Craig Hulet have forecast that Jeb Bush had already been selected to be the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 Presidential race.
Now, it seems inevitable – renowned war criminal Henry Kissinger has given his blessing for Jeb to be the next U.S. President. The “New York Observer” is reporting (1):

Henry Kissinger Chooses Jeb Bush: Sources
“On Wednesday night, several dozen people with the means to attend an event so pricey its invitation doesn’t list an expected contribution will gather in the Park Avenue apartment of Henry and Marie-Josée Kravis to meet Jeb Bush and add to the quickly filling coffers of Right to Rise, the PAC set up to aid Mr. Bush’s presidential ambitions. The affair will be co-chaired by Mr. Kravis’ colleagues at KKR, including Ken Mehlman, who managed George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign and later became chairman of the Republican National Committee.

This is the second event Mr. Kravis, a coveted GOP donor who leads the storied leveraged buyout firm that bears his name, has hosted for Mr. Bush in a month. On the afternoon of January 8th, KKR hosted an event at its offices where the still undeclared candidate met with 80 supporters. The night before, Mr. Bush traveled to Greenwich, where an even larger crowd of 130 greeted the former Florida governor.

It’s no secret that Jeb Bush has been moving aggressively to vacuum up cash and secure support. These three events are part of that effort and the Observer’s cover story last week shared for the first time names of more than a dozen New Jersey and New York finance heavyweights who attended a fourth event – a January 8th dinner hosted by New Jersey lawyer and former RNC finance chief Larry Bathgate.

But it’s an event scheduled to take place this Thursday afternoon, February 12th, that might send the clearest signal yet of Jeb Bush’s dominance of the Republican establishment. According to two sources, including one inside the Bush organization, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger will be the star attraction at a lunch hosted by Right to Rise at which Mr. Bush will also appear.

In addition to bolstering Mr. Bush’s momentum, his strong push into the tri-state area will likely add to a developing narrative that Northeast Republicans are deserting New Jersey Governor Chris Christie just as he gears up to launch his own presidential bid.

According to Mr. Bathgate, in addition to the dozen New Jersey names detailed in the Observer’s article as having joined him for the Bush dinner, Cliff Sobel will now be aiding his efforts on behalf of electing Jeb Bush president, which will surely raise New Jersey eyebrows.

Mr. Sobel, who served as ambassador to The Netherlands and then to Brazil during the administration of George W. Bush, is one of the most sought-after fundraisers in New Jersey’s well-moneyed Republican circles, as reflected by those plum overseas assignments.”
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This is apparently causing Governor Chris Christie some serious heartburn (more so than he uaually has). Christie is said to be scrambling to get his campaign team into gear, with Bush cutting into his home-state advantage.

Jeb’s mother and Bush family matriarch Barbara was said to have not wanted W.’s younger brother Jeb to run for President. Other Bush family members privately told a Wall Street broker I know that Jeb was scheduled to have been the family candidate in 2000 but George W. butted in and the Supreme Court appointed him President in the wake of the Florida ballot count scandal. But scandal runs deep in the Bush family, perhaps the most dysfunctional criminal syndicate to have run the United States. Jeb will no doubt have to answer to questions about his past business dealings, and there is a long dirty laundry list of such things. Let’s take a brief look, shall we?

A good place to start is that Florida recount in the 2000 election. As we know, Jeb was Governor and Katherine Harris was the secretary of State, in Charge of the recount. As Kevin Phillips writes in “American Dynasty”:

“The collusion of Harris, Jeb Bush, and the Bush presidential campaign has since been loosely documented by computer evidence of e-mails and the existence of a war room staffed by GOP operatives within the Florida secretary of state’s office. Trials and investigations later established Harris’s complicity in a systematic purge of voter rolls tantamount to civil rights violations. But Gore’s Florida recount team seems not to have understood the imperative of quickly establishing the election-tampering culpibility of state officials.” (2, p. 102)
Phillips describes that while George Bush Senior was President, Jeb and wife Colomba traveled to Nigeria to promote the sales of water pumps for a bussiness partner. The Nigerian press reported that Jeb pledged that his father would “increase aid to developing countries”. Soon, the Florida pump company had “secured $74 million in U.S. Export-Import Bank financing” on what appeared to be a bad risk. Bush claimed he was never paid but tax records show him pocketing $300,000. (2, p.132)

In the September 1 1992 edition of “Mother Jones”, journalist Stephen Pizzo detailed the Sons of Bush in “Bush Family Value$”:
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“But Jeb was about to learn that being one of George Bush’s sons means never having to circulate a résumé.

In the next few years, financial support flowed to Jeb through Miami’s right-wing Cuban community. Republican party politics and a series of business scandals — including Medicaid fraud and shady S&L deals — were inextricably intertwined. A former federal prosecutor told MJ that, when he looked into Jeb’s lucrative business dealings with a now-fugitive Cuban, he considered two possibilities — Jeb was either crooked or stupid. At the time, he concluded Jeb was merely stupid.

Jeb and Armando Codina
Shortly after arriving in Miami, Jeb was hired by Cuban-American developer Armando Codina to work at his Miami development company as an agent leasing office space. A couple of years later, Jeb and Codina became business partners, and in 1985 they purchased an office building in a deal partly financed by a savings and loan that later failed.

The $4.56 million loan, from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida, was granted in such a way that neither Codina’s nor Bush’s name appeared on the loan papers as the borrowers. A third man, J. Edward Houston, borrowed the $4.56 million from Broward and then re-lent it to the Bush partnership. When federal regulators closed Broward Savings in 1988, they found the loan, which had been secured by the Bush partnership, in default.

As Jeb’s father was finishing his second term as vice-president and running for the presidency, federal regulators had two options: to get Jeb Bush and his partner to repay the loan, or to foreclose on their office building. But regulators came up with a third solution. After reappraising the building, regulators decided it wasn’t worth as much as was owed for it. The regulators reduced the amount owed by Bush and his partner from $4.56 million to just $500,000. The pair paid that amount and were allowed to keep their office building. Taxpayers picked up the tab for the unpaid $4 million.”
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“By 1984, Jeb had been made chairman of the Dade County Republican party, and it was as Republican party chief that he nuzzled up to con man Camilo Padreda. Padreda was serving as Dade County GOP finance chairman and had raised money for the party from Miami’s Cuban community. (He had also been a counterintelligence officer for deposed Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista.) Padreda made his living as a developer who specialized in deals with the corrupt Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1986, he hired Jeb as the leasing agent for a vacant commercial-office building, which Padreda had built with $1.4 million in federal loans — loans approved by HUD officials, oddly enough, even though they knew there was already a glut of vacant office space in Miami.

Like so many of those who would attach themselves to the Bush sons over the years, Padreda brought some hefty luggage with him. In 1982, four years before teaming up with Jeb, Padreda, along with another right-wing Cuban exile, Hernandez Cartaya, was indicted and accused of looting Jefferson Savings and Loan Association in McAllen, Texas. The federal indictment charged that the pair had embezzled over $500,000 from the thrift. (Cartaya was also charged with drug smuggling, money laundering, and gun running.) But the Jefferson Savings case would never go to trial.

Soon after the indictment, FBI officials got a call from someone at the CIA warning the agents that Cartaya was one of their own — a veteran of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion — according to a prosecutor who worked on the case. In short order, the charges against Padreda were dropped and the charges against Cartaya were reduced to a single count of tax evasion. (Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerome Sanford was furious and filed a demand with the CIA, under the Freedom of Information Act, for all documents relating to the agency’s interference in his case. The CIA, citing national-security reasons, denied Sanford’s request.)

In 1989, Houston Post reporter Pete Brewton wrote about Jefferson Savings and Cartaya in a series of stories alleging that CIA operatives and contractors had systematically misused at least twenty-six savings and loans during the 1980s as part of a secret program to fund illegal “off-the-shelf” covert operations, particularly those aiding the Nicaraguan contras. (CIA officials denied the charge, but admitted to the House intelligence Committee in 1990 that former CIA operatives had been working at four of the S&Ls named in Brewton’s article. A CIA spokesman claimed that agency operatives had done nothing illegal.)”
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“With Miami awash in empty office space in 1986, it was no small event when bagged International Medical Centers as a key tenant for Padreda’s HUD-financed building. IMC, which leased nearly all the space in Padreda’s vacant building, was at the time one of the nation’s fastest-growing health-maintenance organizations (HMO) and had become the largest recipient of federal Medicare funds.

IMC was run by Cuban-American Miguel Recarey, a character with a host of idiosyncrasies. He carried a 9-mm Heckler & Koch semiautomatic pistol under his suit coat and kept a small arsenal of AR-15 and Uzi assault rifles at his Miami estate, where his bedroom was protected by bullet-proof windows and a steel door. It apparently wasn’t his enemies Recarey feared so much as his friends. He had a long-standing relationship with Miami Mafia godfather Santo Trafficante, Jr., and had participated in the illfated, CIA-inspired mob assassination plot against Fidel Castro in the early 1960s. (Associates of Recarey add that Trafficante was the money behind Recarey’s business ventures.)

Recarey’s brother, Jorge, also had ties to the CIA. So it was no surprise that IMC crawled with former spooks. Employee résumés were studded with references to the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Cuban Intelligence agency; there was even a fellow who claimed to have been a KGB agent, An agent with the U.S. Office of Labor Racketeering in Miami would later describe IMC as a company in which “a criminal enterprise interfaced with intelligence operations.”

Recarey also surrounded himself with those who could influence the political system. He hired Jeb Bush as IMC’s “real-estate consultant.” Though Jeb would never close a single real-estate deal, his contract called for him to earn up to $250,000 (he actually received $75,000). Jeb’s real value to Recarey was not in real estate but in his help in facilitating the largest HMO Medicare fraud in U.S. history.”
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There is much more information in the Mother Jones article, please go to the link for further details. (3)
What we will also see, is that Jeb may have gone far beyond the casual fraud charges that never quite stuck to him; he was said to be deeply involved in Cocaine smuggling. Thomas Burdick, who co-authored a book titled “Blue Thunder” described a network of high-speed racing boats involved in smuggling operations. This would have been at the time the CIA was covertly funding the Contra war in Nicaragua with drug money. From Webster Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin’s book “George Bush; The Unauthorized Biography” (4):

“Tommy Teagle, an ex-convict interviewed by Burdick, said he feared that George Bush would have him killed because information in his possession would implicate Jeb Bush in cocaine smuggling. Teagles story was that Aronow and jeb Bush had been partners in cocaine trafficking and were $2.5 million in debt to their Columbian suppliers. Dr. Robert Mangoon, a friend of Aronow, is quoted in the same location as having heard a similar report.”
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So gearing up for the 2016 election, undoubtedly between Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton in a dynastic farcical showdown, things are going to get very, very nasty.

Sources

(1) http://observer.com/2015/02/jeb-money-train-makes-two-more-nyc-stops/

(2) Kevin Phillips, “American Dynasty – Aristocracy, fortune, and The Politics of Deciet In The House of Bush”

(3) http://www.motherjones.com/politics/1992/09/bush-family-value

(4) “George Bush – The Unauthorized Biography” Webster G. Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

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UPDATE:
Tip of the hat to Joseph Cannon over at “Cannonfire” for the latest article on the scandal that may put a lid on Hillary Clinton’s Presidential ambitions:

Bill’s libido threatens to derail Hillary — again
By Maureen Callahan (link)

..February 14, 2015 | 7:31pm

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One Response to It’s Official: Jeb Bush Has Been Appointed The Next U.S. President

  1. Tex on February 16, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    The Bush crime Family saga continues…and they’ve got another one being groomed to takeover down in Texas. His name is George Prescott Bush and he is the Jebster’s oldest spawn.

    G.P. is named after his grandfather, the 41st president and former head of the secret police, George H.W. Bush; and his great-grandfather, the legendary World War II Nazi sympathizer and war criminal, Senator Prescott Bush.

    G.P. is being spit-shined to inherit the family’s political legacy after getting himself elected to the position of Land Commissioner in that Great State of right-wing extremism and political nut-fuckery known as “Texas.” Which as all Bush-watchers know has been the adopted home of the Bush Crime Family since H.W. (Pappy) Bush discovered the joys of robbing and pillaging his way to fame and fortune in the Texas oil fields more than half a century ago.

    Being a fourth generation politico from this infamous cabal of white collar, bureaucratic criminals, G.P. has emerged from the gate as a much more smooth, sophisticated heir apparent than his silver-spoon father or his drunk and bumbling uncle Boy-George Bush; the legendary squatter who illegally occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for eight years as the 43rd president of the U.S. and the first to be SELECTED by the supreme court rather than ELECTED by “We the People!”

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