Listening to a story on NPR, and sensitized to the length of Mubarak's reign for obvious reasons, it stood out to me when they mentioned that
Tunisia's leader was in power for approximately the same amount of time. I wondered what the other area leaders reigns were and what I found was
interesting. Much has been made of the Bush connection to the ruling family of Saudi Arabia in the book “House of Bush, House of Saud” but some
other interesting patterns emerge as well. All but Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, and Tunisia have rulers of the same family over this period of time. Look
at the transition points and compare them to our own history in the United States. Egypt gets it why can't we? Granted we "voted" for "change," but
very little has changed under Obama. We are still involved in 2 wars and he still follows the same corporatist policies.
Saudi Arabia- King Abdullah (2005-Present),
Morocco- King Mohammed VI (1999-Present),
Hassan II (1961-1999)
Jordan- King Abdullah II (1999-Present),
Oman- Sultan Qaboos Bin Said al Said (1970-Present) in palace coup overthrowing father
Said bin Taimur (1932-1970)
UAE- Sultan Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (2004-Present)
acting earlier due to fathers illness
Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1971–2004)
Qatar- Sultan Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995-Present) coup of father, coronated 6/20/2000
Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani (1972-1995)
Kuwait- Sultan Sabah IV Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (2006-Present)
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (1977-2006)
Yemen- President Ali Abdullah Saleh 1st and Current president from (1978-Present)
Egypt President Hosni Mubarek (1981-2011)
Muhammad Anwar El Sadat (1970-1981)
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein (1956-1970)
Syria President Bashar Al Assad (2000-Present)
Hafez Al Assad (1970-2000)
Lebanon President Michel Suleiman (2008-Present)
Émile Lahoud (98-07)
Elias Hrawi (1989-1998)
Algeria- President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (1999-Present)
Chadli Bendjedid (1972-1992)
Tunisia-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1987-2011)
Habib Bourguiba -(1957-1987)
Relevant Corresponding Bush Timelines:
March 23, 1953 Bush co-founds Zapata Petroleum Corporation with William and Hugh Liedtke.
November 8, 1966 Bush is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and serves as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee. Bush is the first
freshman legislator in 60 years to be chosen for this committee.
February 26, 1971 Bush is named the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Prior to assuming his U.N. duties, he visits The Hague, Brussels, Vienna
and Rome to observe international organizations and specialized agencies.
January 30, 1976-January 20, 1977 Bush serves as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Though supposedly with no experience at the agency, in
his book Family of Secrets, Russ Baker ties Bush's days in the CIA all the way back to the 50's. He was in Dallas the day Kennedy died and is tied in
heavily to Watergate. Bush Jr, was unaccounted for just before JFK Jr.'s death.
May 1, 1979 Bush announces his candidacy for President of the United States.
January 20, 1981 Bush is sworn in as Vice President of the United States.
March 30, 1981 Reagan Assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. In 1980, Hinckley Sr. was a Texas oilman who, the records show, strove mightily
to get fellow Texas oilman George H.W. Bush the Republican nomination for president. The Bushes and the Hinckleys were frequent dinner companions.
July 13, 1985 Under the provisions of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, Bush becomes President of the United States from 11:32 a.m. to 7:22
p.m. while President Reagan undergoes surgery.
July 20, 1985 Bush is appointed Chairman of the Task Force on Combating Terrorism.
[ed note: Terrorism? 1985?]
November 8, 1988-Bush is elected the forty-first President of the United States of America.
January 20, 1989 -January 20, 1993 Bush stops being 2-term Vice President and becomes one term president. [ed. Note: That's 3 terms so far if any one
is keeping count.]
January 20, 1993-January 20, 2001 Bill Clinton's Presidency. While not in the Bush family Clinton pursued many of the same Bush policies. From an
ostensibly left-centrist position.
From 2007: Former President George H.W. Bush says the post-White House friendship he has nurtured with the man who turned him out of
office won't make him go any easier on his successor's wife, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Bush and former President Clinton in recent years have
worked together on numerous charitable causes, including jointly raising money for victims of the Indonesian tsunami in late 2004 and Hurricane
Katrina in 2005. (and Haiti in 2010.) [ed note: it has also been documented that Bush and Clinton go way back to Mena and the drug running that
December 13, 2000 Supreme Court abruptly terminated the state's month-long recounts in a highly contentious election. Bush had lost the nationwide
popular vote yet narrowly defeated Gore in the Electoral College by the narrow margin of 271–266. After a five-week-long battle over extremely close
results in Florida the SC made their decision. As a result of this, Bush won the state by 537 votes, the result of a November 27 recount that had been
certified by Florida's Secretary of State, Katharine Harris. Recounts following the November 27 certification by Harris had narrowed Bush's lead to
just 125 votes when the U.S. Supreme Court declared George W Bush the winner in their December 13 ruling.
January 20, 2001-January 20 2009 George W Bush Presidency
During the 2004 United States presidential election, concerns were raised about various aspects of the voting process, including whether voting had
been made accessible to all those entitled to vote, whether ineligible voters were registered, whether voters were registered multiple times, and
whether the votes cast had been correctly counted. More controversial was the charge that these issues might have affected the reported outcome of the
presidential election, in which the incumbent, Republican President George W. Bush, defeated the Democratic challenger, Senator John Kerry. Despite
the existing controversies, Kerry conceded the election the following day on November 3.
Kerry and Bush were both members of Skull and Bones, a Yale Secret society. Kerry was class of 1966, George Walker Bush was class of 1968, just 2
years later. Between them was Derek George Bush in the 1967 class. There were Walkers (the ex-presidents middle name, also as in Herbert Walker Bush)
in the order in 1888, 1889, 1916, 1919, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1936, 1942, 1944, 1948 (along with George HW), 1953 (another Bush in same class). Prescott
Bush was class of 1917. George H W Bush was class of 1948
Bush's administration is populated by many of the same people that figure heavily into previous administrations, one of whom, Vice President Dick
Cheney assumes a historic amount of power for a vice-president. Interestingly, there were Cheneys in the Skull and Bones in 1888, 1889, 1892 (there
were 2 Cheneys this year in a class of 15.) 1896, 1898, 1900, 1901 (another year with 2 of 15 being Cheneys,) 1904, 1958, In 1922 a Bush and a Cheney
were in S&B at the same time. [this from the book Americas Secret Establishment by Anthony Sutton]
Getting the picture?
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