Bush on Kennedy – Worth Repeating?
Reposted: Friday, 20 February 2015Bush on Kennedy – “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him” by Tim Veater.
It has been reported from Dallas (oh the irony) George W. Bush has eulogised the
life and work of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on the fiftieth anniversary of his
assassination. He is quoted as describing the events of Nov. 22, 1963, as a
“dark episode” in American history, adding “Kennedy dedicated himself to public
service and his example moved Americans to do more for our country.” Bush, who
lives in Dallas, said, “the 35th president believed in the greatness of the
United States and the righteousness of liberty – and defended both”.
Anyone who has followed the events of that portentous day, and those that
preceded it and came after, might be excused a sardonic smile. (Surprise, given
the events of the last fifty years, are simply not permitted!). However the day
a Bush sings the praises of a Kennedy, and particularly these Bushes and
Kennedys, has probably never been equalled in literary imagination since Brutus’
famous speech on the death of Caesar as recounted by Shakespeare:
“There is tears for his love; joy for his
fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his
ambition. Who is here so base that would be a
bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended.
Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If
any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so
vile that will not love his country? If any, speak;
for him have I offended. I pause for a reply.”
Ah! The ace card of patriotism – “the last refuge of the scoundrel” as Samuel
Johnson coined it. Who would dare impugn the reputation of the state to do
deadly deeds against its own? Yet Brutus did indeed plunge the dagger into
As Mark Antony put it:
O, what a fall was there, my countrymen!
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down,
Whilst bloody treason flourish’d over us.
O, now you weep; and, I perceive, you feel
The dint of pity: these are gracious drops.
Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold
Our Caesar’s vesture wounded? Look you here,
Here is himself, marr’d, as you see, with traitors.
America is a great country and its citizens are justly proud of its
achievements. Such is the degree of patriotism that anyone suggesting the
possibility of treachery is immediately labelled a conspirator or worse. Even
after fifty years, the Institutions of the American State, have remained largely
impervious to the monumental pile of evidence that points not only to a detailed
and intricately planned conspiracy to kill the President, but active involvement
of the highest echelons of State administration itself.
The Warren Commission set up to inquire into events and produce the conclusion
that Lee Harvey Oswald was the assassin and worked quite alone and without
assistance of any kind, can now be seen for what it was, a fix. Yet the fudge
has remained incredibly resistant to attack, despite the circumstances of the
event, the multitude of witnesses uncalled to give evidence or who’s statements
were altered, evidence was tampered with, State laws ignored, photographic and
other evidence denied, an autopsy interfered with, Oswald’s extraordinary
background and claims he had been set up before being shot by a known Mafia
boss, the disappearance or death of a swathe of people involved, the way a
subsequent prosecution by the New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison
(subject of Oliver Stone’s famous film) was obstructed at every stage by state
functionaries, forensics that flatly contradicted the official story – the so
called “magic bullet”, recorded deathbed testimony by E
Howard Hunt (see http://www.rense.com/general76/hunt.htm ), one of the
Watergate break-in team and a CIA operative in Dallas on the day and possibly
one of the shooters. And so we could go on. That the Warren Commission would
report as it did is hardly surprising. It had on it the ex-Director of the CIA,
Allen Dulles, who Kennedy had sacked only a couple of years before and was known
to hate them.
Worryingly we have seen many of the characteristics of the Kennedy assassination
and subsequent Warren investigation replicated in the 9/11 Commission.
Significantly in neither was a systematic criminal investigation instituted or
criminal convictions obtained. A list of alleged conspirators is so extensive as
to be mind-blowing. (see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/09/409701.html )
Clearly the Kennedy assassination was carried out without the President’s
knowledge and consent. Could 9/11 have been similarly effected or was Bush fully
cognizant? Bizarrely he didn’t hasten away when told in the classroom but then
went completely incommunicado in Air Force One – effectively a Commander in
Chief out of touch! Meanwhile his Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld is seen playing
the hero on the lawn outside the Pentagon. You really could not make it more
bizarre could you?
So getting back to Bush junior’s “damning with faint praise” soliloquy, a much
more personal question hangs in the air. Did his father have any knowledge of or
involvement in Kennedy’s death? If he did, we would have the highly unusual and
frankly sinister situation of two Bush family members, father and son, both
Presidents of the United States, with deep and enduring interests in oil and the
Gulf, instituting aggressive wars against Iraq, and connected, even if
peripherally, in two of the most infamous incidents of U.S. domestic history of
the last half century.
Many world events wash over us unremembered. Some have a certain iconic power to
remain embedded in the memory. For anyone over the age of ten at the time,
Kennedy’s assassination is such an event. It is almost apocryphal that there is
not one in the world who cannot remember where they were and what they were
doing on that November day. With one notable exception apparently. George H.W.
Bush, with a first class intellect, when asked where he was when Kennedy was
shot, replied vaguely that he was “somewhere in Texas.”
Detailed subsequent research has provided a possible explanation. First he was
at the time employed by the CIA, and second he was in Dallas on the day! (See
http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/did-george-h-w-bush-witness-jfk-assassination/ ) Now
how would you forget that? To forget working for the government and being
present at the scene of the crime (by his own admission he wasn’t anywhere else
that he could remember) is rather suggestive of something untoward. Bush’s name
was found in the papers of George De Mohrenschildt, one of Lee Harvey Oswald’s
CIA handlers and is referred to in other documents that place him in Dallas on
the day of Kennedy’s murder. Richard Nixon later hand-picked him as Republican
National Committee chairman, in which role he constantly covered-up and
stonewalled for his boss about Watergate. In 1975 he was appointed Director of
the CIA by President Ford but only remained in it for a year later becoming
Ronald Regan’s running mate and winning the Presidency
for himself in 1988.
Online Journal Associate Editor of rense.com in “Hunt’s Deathbed Confession
Reveals JFK Killers” (http://www.rense.com/general76/hunt.htm )makes the
“Beyond any reasonable doubt, the US government murdered John F. Kennedy. There
are people still alive today who were involved directly and indirectly
implicated. Some are probably even serving in positions of high influence. Some
still have never been identified or touched.” The precise involvement of Bush
Senior has never been disclosed but multiple sources suspiciously indicate there
was at least some.
In similar vein, it is now clear beyond peradventure, 9/11 replicated elements
of the Kennedy killing in terms of a dangerous internal cabal that has never
been brought to justice because evidence has been destroyed and a police
investigation has never been instituted. And all this when the diffident Bush
Junior was President.
Well I never did!
ANTONY: “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar.” END.