10 Things You Should Know About George H.W. Bush, But You Probably Don’t
The great American memory hole has a way of swallowing up inconvenient facts like Hungry, Hungry Hippos swallow little white marbles.
But thankfully, not everything stays hidden. Here—in order of chronology—are ten facts about George HW Bush that have been salvaged from the dank recesses of the memory hole.
1. Prescott Bush, Adolph Hitler, and an Unsuccessful American Coup D’état (1933 and 1942)
George HW Bush’s father, Prescott Bush, was one of the financial backers of the 1933 attempted coup d’état of a United States president.
The plan, known as “The Business Plot,” was a bonafide conspiracy to take down President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The plot was foiled, however, when retired USMC Major General Smedley Butler refused to go along with the plan and, instead, exposed it.
Remarkably, Prescott Bush avoided any repercussions for his treason and continued his business as usual until 1942 when some of his assets were seized under the Trading With the Enemy Act for his profiting from dealings with companies that directly funded Adolph Hitler and his war machine.
The fact that you probably never heard of these things before is a staggering indictment of our public education system.
2. Skull & Bones (Class of 1948) and Bohemian Grove (1973)
George HW Bush became a member of the secretive Skull and Bones Society while he was attending Yale. He later joined the Bohemian Grove in 1973.
3. Operation Zapata (1961)
The failed Bay of Pigs invasion was a CIA regime-changing operation codenamed Operation Zapata. And, although the official historical narrative claims George HW Bush was not an employee of the CIA at that time, it just so happens that the codename Zapata was also the name of Bush’s petroleum company.
And if that isn’t enough of a coincidence, two of the ships used in the Operation Zapata invasion were named the Houston (where Bush lived at the time) and the Barbra (his wife’s name).
Internal FBI memos confirm George HW Bush was indeed part of the CIA long before he become the director in 1976.
4. George HW Bush and a Successful American Coup D’état (1963)
Unlike most people alive at the time (who can tell you with absolute assurance where they were and what they were doing when they heard about JFK’s murder), there remains a cloud of uncertainty about George HW Bush’s whereabouts.
This includes whether or not he remembers where he was that day, and his phone call to the FBI after the assassination, advising them he was in Tyler Texas. It is nothing less than suspicious that there’s so much mystery to where Bush was on that day.
And the suspicions surrounding the obscurity of his whereabouts on 11/22/63 is further fueled by this photo taken moments after JFK was shot, showing a man in front of the Texas School Book Depository bearing a striking resemblance to the 39-year old George HW Bush.