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Originally posted by chise61
However as a social worker, it's unacceptable. As a social worker she should be upheld to the same standards that she would expect parents to live by. She wouldn't hesitate to take someone's kids away from them if she had proof that they were doin lines.
If they have proof that it was her then she should immediately be fired, and also thrown off the board of the YWCA. But her drug use, or lack of has no impact on the white house, and is not a concern of the American public, except concerning her job. The only problem is that since she is the VP's daughter it'll be swept under the rug.
Originally posted by yellowcard
the media was more over it than on this, all because Dick Cheney was against gay marriage
From Adolf Hitler to George Bush Jnr, US capitalism's unbroken link
When I started putting this essay together, it started out as investigation of Richard Armitage as a typical example of the kind of people employed to run the United States on behalf of their imperialist masters. Then I came across a piece written in 2000 by Michael Ruppert of Beyond the Wilderness, that broadened my inquiries as the article links Kellog Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton to the worldwide distribution of drugs via the global network that Halliburton owns or operates on behalf of the US government and various corporations including major oil companies. A network that evolved over time initially through the CIA's connection to the drug trade in the Golden Triangle but which has its roots in Nazi Germany over thirty years earlier and its connection to US big business. And in the post-war period, Brown Brothers Harriman were also involved in laundering Nazi money through a Dutch-based bank.
And then synchronicity kicked in, as in the middle of writing this piece, I get emailed an article in the New Hampshire Gazette that expands on the piece I included in the ‘Bush Family Saga’ on Prescott Bush, Avril Harriman and Brown Brothers Harriman Bank and its connections to the Nazi Party that it now emerges continued until 1951. What the new information reveals is that the financial connections between US and German capitalism extended even further than had been known until the new documents were released.
A central player in the US/Nazi big business connection was Standard Oil of New Jersey, the Rockefellar-owned corporation that during the 1930s merged with IG. Farben, one of the major backers of Hitler's National Socialist Party and supplier of the infamous gas Cyklon B used in the extermination camps. Standard Oil (now Exxon) also owned the oil concessions in Saudi Arabia (later to be renamed Aramco). Other major players involved in the Nazi business connection include General Motors, Ford and ITT.
The Bush regime is part of an unbroken link that extends back to the founding of Hitler’s National Socialist Party through the funding it received from Brown Brothers Harriman Banking, Prescott Bush's bank and the subsequent link between this bank and Kellog Brown and Root, now a subsidiary of Halliburton and its connections to Bush through the Rumsfeld/Cheney connection and their connection to Halliburton. Brown Brothers Harriman Bank owned Dresser Industries, one of the world’s largest oil drilling companies that in 1998, under urging from Dick Cheney was purchased by Halliburton in an $8.1 billion dollar deal. The link is complete. And yes, it is the same Brown in Brown and Root as the Brown Brothers Harriman Bank.
The point is, a clique of key big business interests extending back over several generations runs the US. And that if anyone doubted that, putting it down to wild ideas of a conspiracy, you have to be blind not see it now. That Bush’s wealth descends directly from backing the Nazi Party is incontrovertible and that the Bush family’s involvement in the trade in drugs and weapons as an intrinsic part of the 'war on communism', later to become the 'war on terror' that extends back thirty years is also incontrovertible.
But why has the current Bush administration hired so many key individuals from the Reagan/Bush years including Richard Armitage, Colonel ‘Ollie’ North, Michael Ledeen, Otto Reich and others? What was so special about a bunch of guys at the centre of the Iran-contra scandal, money laundering operations, drug smuggling and other dirty dealings going back forty years? Enter Ruppert’s article.
Ruppert’s piece illustrates the central role that Brown and Root/Halliburton have played as a global conduit for drugs and the central role that Halliburton/Brown and Root play in Bush’s imperial grab for power. In this context, Armitage suddenly looks like small fry, but consider this; the people who have carried out the imperial policies of subsequent US administrations that extend back to Roosevelt in the 1930s, are people like Armitage, without whom, executing the imperium’s plans could well be severely compromised. Why? A close-knit group of people, all with intimate ties to US intelligence services including the DEA, the CIA and the DIA as well as connections to the banking, oil and defense industries, are also people who are intimately connected to the global trade in drugs, weapons and laundered money. Links that extended to the Vatican Bank, (Banco Lavorno Nationale), BCCI and Nugan Hand. Key players in Iran-contra were also officers or had connections to these banks. Some were involved in laundering money for the CIA. The notorious S&L banking crashes of the 1980s also involved Bush family members.
CONDIT IS LINKED TO CHANDRY LEVY'S DISAPPEARANCE WHICH MAY BE LINKED TO KNOWLEDGE SHE HAD ABOUT BUSH'S COLUMBIAN DRUG CARTEL PARTNER, CARLOS LEHDER.
CHENEY PROVIDED CONDIT WITH AN ALIBI.
CONDIT IS ON THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE.
THE CHANDRA LEVY/BUSH CONNECTION
The Bush Family may have more than one reason to prefer Chandra Levy silent.
According to Skolnick, while working at the press office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons she may have learned of the Bush family connection to the OKC bombing and/or their partnership with Columbian drug cartel baron Carlos Lehder.
In the late 1970s, Jeb Bush was installed as the head of the Venezuela unit of Texas Commerce Bank, a principal owner of which was his father, George Herbert Walker Bush. The bank unit reportedly became part of the money laundering of proceeds from the Colombia Medellin Drug Cartel co-founded by Carlos Lehder as a Bush Family business partner. The Drug Cartel was moreso headquartered in the U.S. than in Colombia. It was part of the whole CIA operation to the southern states of the United States, headquartered, in part, through an airport in western Arkansas, at Mena. The Elder Bush, his sons Jeb and George W., and Ollie North, and Bill Clinton, were all part of the operation. Guns were smuggled by CIA airflights to Central America with side-trips to Colombia to pick up huge shipments of coc aine which supported the Colombia economy moreso than coffee.
The tiny First National Bank of Mena, Arkansas, was purchased by the Riady family, ethnic Chinese tied to Bill Clinton and the Bush Family. The bank reportedly was a transmission point for the huge dope cash flow which went up to Garfield Ridge Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago. The Chicago bank for many years had as a principal stockholder Cong. Dan Rostenkowski. For years a Chairman of the Board of the Chicago bank was a reputed former U.S. Secret Service official, Dan Shannon. Rostenkowski, called Rosty for short, was closely aligned with the Chicago markets, the next transmission point of the dope loot from Rosty's bank. That is, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and a sort of basement, step-sister operation called Chicago Board Options Exchange.
In 1987, Lehder was extradited to the U.S. where he was convicted of federal criminal charges and originally sentenced to more than a life term. This was reduced through a deal he made with then Vice President Bush’s staff in exchange for making Noriega the fall guy.
Hey, somebody had to do it.
This allowed the “Iran-Contra” discovery process to go only so far.
In the introduction of Al Martin’s book,
The Conspirators, Secrets of an Iran-Contra Insider: it is stated,
“Iran Contra is a euphemism for the outrageous fraud perpetrated by government criminals for profit and control. Offhandedly, this inaccurate term entered history as shorthand for the public scandals of illicit arms sales to Iran coupled with illicit weapons deals for Nicaragua. The real story however is more complex.
When George Bush, Bill Casey and Oliver North initiated their plan of government-sanctioned fraud and drug smuggling, they envisioned using 500 men to raise $35 billion.
When Iran Contra fell apart, they ended up using about 5,000 operatives and making over $350 billion in covert revenues.”
On page 15:
“(Operation) Sledgehammer was essentially a contingency operation to institute a putsch against the United States Government (with the tacit support of said government) should knowledge of Iran-Contra become publicly disseminated.
The feeling was that if people were to know the quantities of narcotics and weapons being dealt and the enormity of State-sanctioned fraud against U.S. banks (and other financial institutions which taxpayers ultimately guarantee), there would be such a reaction among the people that in order to divert public attention, it might be necessary to institute a putsch having the tacit agreement of the Reagan Administration.
I know that sounds draconian, but that was the level of concern in those years.
These NPO (National Programs Office) facilities were used as storage sites for advanced communications (and arms), for instance, that would be necessary for the control of cities by U.S. armed forces.
There were some speculative media pieces done on Operation Sledgehammer in the late ‘80s and the early ‘90s, but it was nothing substantial. The few documents regarding Sledgehammer that had leaked out in late 1986 and early 1987 wound up in the hands of the attorney Paul Wilcher, for example.
And we all know what happened to Wilcher…
As a matter of fact, Danny Casolaro actually wound up with some of them, but unfortunately he was liquidated before he could do anything with them.
….Regarding Operation Sledgehammer-all those who ever attempted to publicly disseminate any genuine documents or information have now been liquidated, some 36 people in all.”
One wonders what Chandra Levy found out.
Al Martin has apparently been able to strategically use his information to stay alive.
It perhaps didn’t work for long for Gene “Chip” Tatum, a pilot who claims to have flown many loads of coc aine up from Central America for his handler Oliver North under orders from George Bush. He reportedly recently showed up “deaded” on a beach in Central America.
However, he did get out some documents that seem to give much detail on the Family business.
See: THE PEGASUS FILE: Boss Hoggs of the Drug Trade
By the way, the Family does have many loyal partners who serve in the various Family businesses.
Their newest business office is located at quite an exclusive address.
For details on how Family Partners operate;
See: THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE
By the way, speaking of business partners, this guy Carlos Lehder sounds like a real nice guy.
His former lawyer said, “A founding member of the infamous Medellin Cartel, Lehder knew America could not resist the exciting drug if it were affordable and readily available. Much as Henry Ford transformed the automobile industry through mass production, Lehder and his colleagues created a river of coc aine where only a trickle had gone before.
Lehder, who idolized Adolf Hitler, labeled his packaged kilos with swastikas and murdered anyone who got in his way. He commanded an armed garrison on a Bahamian island replete with hangars and a jet-capable runway. Twenty-four hours a day, his pilots injected coc aine by the ton into the United States. The cartel invested its immense profits in American goods and services or shipped them by Learjet to safe banking havens throughout Latin America and Europe
Originally posted by uplander[/i
It is a family issue and should be delt with that way.
I'm sorry for Joe, but I know he can handle it.