30 years later, What Happened????

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by gillman7, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

    We, the members of the New Republican Party, believe that the preservation and enhancement of the values that strengthen and protect individual freedom, family life, communities and neighborhoods and the liberty of our beloved nation should be at the heart of any legislative or political program presented to the American people. Toward that end, we, therefore, commit ourselves to the following propositions and offer them to each American believing that the New Republican Party, based on such principles, will serve the interest of all the American people.

    We believe that liberty can be measured by how much freedom Americans have to make their own decisions, even their own mistakes. Government must step in when one’s liberties impinge on one’s neighbor’s. Government must protect constitutional rights, deal with other governments, protect citizens from aggressors, assure equal opportunity, and be compassionate in caring for those citizens who are unable to care for themselves.

    Our federal system of local-state-national government is designed to sort out on what level these actions should be taken. Those concerns of a national character -- such as air and water pollution that do not respect state boundaries, or the national transportation system, or efforts to safeguard your civil liberties -- must, of course, be handled on the national level.

    As a general rule, however, we believe that government action should be taken first by the government that resides as close to you as possible.
    We also believe that Americans, often acting through voluntary organizations, should have the opportunity to solve many of the social problems of their communities. This spirit of freely helping others is uniquely American and should be encouraged in every way by government.
    Families must continue to be the foundation of our nation.
    Families -- not government programs -- are the best way to make sure our children are properly nurtured, our elderly are cared for, our cultural and spiritual heritages are perpetuated, our laws are observed and our values are preserved.

    Thus it is imperative that our government’s programs, actions, officials and social welfare institutions never be allowed to jeopardize the family. We fear the government may be powerful enough to destroy our families; we know that it is not powerful enough to replace them. The New Republican Party must be committed to working always in the interest of the American family.

    Every dollar spent by government is a dollar earned by individuals. Government must always ask: Are your dollars being wisely spent? Can we afford it? Is it not better for the country to leave your dollars in your pocket?

    Elected officials, their appointees, and government workers are expected to perform their public acts with honesty, openness, diligence, and special integrity.

    Government must work for the goal of justice and the elimination of unfair practices, but no government has yet designed a more productive economic system or one which benefits as many people as the American market system.

    The beauty of our land is our legacy to our children. It must be protected by us so that they can pass it on intact to their children.

    The United States must always stand for peace and liberty in the world and the rights of the individual. We must form sturdy partnerships with our allies for the preservation of freedom. We must be ever willing to negotiate differences, but equally mindful that there are American ideals that cannot be compromised. Given that there are other nations with potentially hostile design, we recognize that we can reach our goals only while maintaining a superior national defense, second to none....
    Our task now is not to sell a philosophy, but to make the majority of Americans, who already share that philosophy, see that modern conservatism offers them a political home. We are not a cult, we are members of a majority. Let’s act and talk like it.

    The job is ours and the job must be done. If not by us, who? If not now, when?

    Our party must be the party of the individual. It must not sell out the individual to cater to the group. No greater challenge faces our society today than ensuring that each one of us can maintain his dignity and his identity in an increasingly complex, centralized society.

    Extreme taxation, excessive controls, oppressive government competition with business ... frustrated minorities and forgotten Americans are not the products of free enterprise. They are the residue of centralized bureaucracy, of government by a self-anointed elite.

    Our party must be based on the kind of leadership that grows and takes its strength from the people. Any organization is in actuality only the lengthened shadow of its members. A political party is a mechanical structure created to further a cause. The cause, not the mechanism, brings and holds the members together. And our cause must be to rediscover, reassert and reapply America’s spiritual heritage to our national affairs.

    Then with God’s help we shall indeed be as a city upon a hill with the eyes of all people upon us.

    (From "The New Republican Party" -- 1977)
  2. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    God Bless Ronnie! He worked so hard to give direction to the GOP and look what they have become....it makes me ashamed.
  3. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    I know I'll probably draw fire for this Sea, but.......

    Wasn't Ronnie just more of the same rhetoric and bullcrap?

    He signed the Brady Bill.
    He allowed the ultra rich to get even richer to an obscene level with his tax laws.
    Trickle down economics..... now there's a hoot.
    If memory serves me, he had some awful environmental policies.

    Please correct me if I'm wrong,as I'm sure somebody will. Maybe start a new thread on wether Reagan was good or just another tool. I remember liking him while he was in office, but I've read a lot of bad things since.
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    President Reagan, in my opinion, was the last hope we had for saving this nation. he had some very patriotic ideas and beliefs and he intended on getting this country back on track.

    After he was shot by Hinckely he completely changed and started towing the NWO party line.

    Ok, here goes some more of that conspiratorial view of history. There are many that believe he was meant to be assasinated and the Skull and Bones, New World Order, George Bush was meant to take the helm.

    If you remember the details, the secret service agent forced him into the car and fell on top of him. Reagan states that it was only then that he felt a sharp pain in his armpit. The doctors removed a "small 1" long piece of metal" lodged near his heart.

    A common assasination method used by CIA and Mossad and others is a small hand held tube with a co2 cartridge that contains a "Flechette" a small 1" long metal dart.

    This is quite effective at killing silently but you have to put it aginst someones body at a soft point so that the co2 pressure when triggered will shoot the Flechette into their body and to their heart. The best place to shoot the dart? The armpit.

    Many believe that he knew that he had been set up to win the presidency and then be taken out so that the "Powers" could get their man in, and that he had only barely escaped with his life. He knew that the only way to survive was to succumb.

    Look at the drastic change in his policies and speeches after the attempt on his life. A completely different outlook.

    Or they could have switched him in the hospital for one of them Disneyland Robots.
  5. andrew414

    andrew414 Howdy.

    "Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams." -burroughs 1988
  6. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Never heard the flechette story,interesting....I know Reagan stood toe to toe with the soviets and didn't blink
  7. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    WOW..... Minuteman, I'm totally flattened!

    I had never heard the theory you just wrote about, and wether it's the reality or not, it sure does fit. And I've always thought, and wondered why people don't think skull and bones weild more power than they do.

    I was not in a political "give a crap" mindset during Reagans time so I don't remember a whole lot of it. Well, I was too young for most of it, but he was still president when I enlisted.

    How deep is the rabbit hole?
  8. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    That was a pretty popular story in the Conspiracy Theory world back then. I think it was Bo Gritz who was really leading the charge on reporting it. Even "claimed" to have evidence, an x-ray that showed a clear outline of a flechette dart. Of course it went missing. Who knows. Sounds plausible.

    Of course I guess I better go Google up some evidence to back that up. Don't want to be accused of extracting info from an orifice!!![LMAO]
  9. Blackjack

    Blackjack Monkey+++

    Are you sayin that the projectile taken from the pres is missing? or just the X-ray?

    If the bullet/dart is missing, I'd be inclined to believe the conspiracy theory. Of course, how tough would it be to dig a slug out of a pig and call it the presidents bullet.
  10. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]BEHIND THE LOOKING GLASS
    (The Bush Dynasty)
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]T[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]o understand where we are in America (God's Kingdom Come to Earth) today and where we're going, you must know how we arrived at the cusp of Global Corporate Fascism. To comprehend the game you should know some of the players. First, and least of all, me. I am James Gordon Gritz, aka Bo Gritz, Jim Garr, Jimmy Wilks, Patrice Clark, Je[/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]rome Curtis; my agent code names include: Bear, SwampFox, WildCat, JamesBond, Maurder, ChinaBoy -- among others. I joined Special Forces in the 1950s; served as an enlisted Regular Army demolitions expert. I was commissioned early in 1959 and re-joined Special Forces, serving in A, B, and C Detachments and Special Operations Groups until 1979 when I left uniform to work as a contract agent, asset, and principal operative for multiple U.S. intelligence agencies operating in all five areas of the globe until 1987 when a conflict arose with the George Bush Administration. I was federally prosecuted for transporting explosives, violation of the Neutrality Act, and using false passports. I was saved by Grand Juries, a Petit Jury, and the FBI.
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]Continued from homepage. . . [/FONT]
    While at Fort Bragg, NC (1961-64) -- after the Cuban Bay of Pigs invasion, I was a SADM (suitcase-nuke) Team Leader in the 7th SFGA; East Africa Team Leader in the 6th SFGA; and I taught Unconventional Warfare (Guerrilla Warfare, Sabotage, Subversion, Espionage, Psychological Operations and Special Intelligence Direct Action Missions -- including assassination) in the Special Warfare School before being assigned to the 5th SFGA and SOG in Vietnam (1964-69). Upon return, I was posted to the Army General Staff and assignments in Washington, D.C. (1971-74) as Chief of "Special" Activities. I commanded Special Forces in Latin America (1975-77) and was assigned as a Desk Officer for the Middle East, and Chief of Congressional Relations for the Defense Security Agency (International Security Affairs) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (1977-79). I'm considered an "Foreign Area Specialist" for Asia, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. I've worked undercover in South Carolina and California, and been responsible for covert operations throughout the world, including Central America, Southeast Asia, China, West Africa, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Burma, and Europe.

    I was trained and qualified as a Master Parachutist/HALO; Underwater Operations/Salvage Diver, Ranger, Special Forces Officer, Intelligence Operative, Aviator, Nuclear-Biological-Chemical officer, Martial Arts Blackbelt Instructor, Linguist in Swahili and Chinese Mandarin. I've been decorated 62 time for valor and success in special operations tasks. I've been educated with as BS in Law and Correction, MA in Communications, MS Military Science, Ph.D. in Para-Psychology (Mind Control) and Security Operations. I've made the acquaintance, worked for, and operated with prominent para-military, intelligence, national leadership, and foreign criminal personalities including presidents, generals, drug overlords, guerrilla leaders, et all. I know who killed the Kennedys, destroyed the Oklahoma City Federal Building, caused the downings of Pam-Am 103 and TWA-800, knew about and allowed the 9-11 attacks; and where and how the Islamic Jihad will next strike the U.S. I know the Insider plan for Globalism; where we are in that progression, and how International Socialist/Facist plan to achieve their goal of world domination.

    I've survived criminal and civil persecution in State and Federal Courts, and was the fourth person in U.S. history to undergo a CIPA (Federal Classified Information Procedures Act Hearing). I've testified five times before the U.S. Congress. I was a Presidential candidate in 1992; conducted SPIKE preparedness training from January 1993-2002; written three books (Nation Betrayed, Called To Serve, and My Brother's Keeper; produced 12, four-hour long Special Forces Training video Phases; written over a dozen special operations manuals; and conducted a half-dozen special operations training cycles. In 1995-1998, I developed a Covenant Community in Idaho which thrives today. I continue today as a radio talks how host (American Voice Radio) and have intervened numerous times on the side of oppression where government is wrong.

    I have observed and fought many battles in America's "Third World War." It started following WW II and continues today. CIA's Mid-East Desk Officer, Kermit Roosevelt (Grandson of Teddy Rosevelt and cousin of Franklin) made Iran safe for the "king-of-kings," Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, by getting rid of Prime Minister Mossadegh for the British owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Mossagegh, for 40-years, the most popular leader in Iran, had threatened the nationalization of AIOC and had to go. The plan was to ax Mossagegh and replace him with the ineffectual Shah. One year after the coup, which cost the U.S. $19-million, Kermit went to work for Gulf Oil (part of the consortium) as a vice-president. The Shah turned his nation over to the CIA for the next 25-years as he became our closest Third-World ally. Kermit was paid $116,000 per year by Iran. Other U.S. firms also paid Kermit Roosevelt to represent them to the Shah. The Rockefeller controlled Standard Oil (Exxon) and Chase Manhattan Bank received heavy deposits from the Shah. John Foster Dulles and his brother, CIA Director Allen Dulles were linked with Rockefeller and profited greatly from the arrangement. The CIA and Israeli Mossad engineered creation of the SAVAK, Iran's secret police with the highest rate of death penalties in the world in 1976. As Chief of Congressional Relations for the infamous Defense Security Agency, I engineered the sale of America's finest weaponry to Iran. The Shah chose our Navy F-14 Tom Cat with its potent Phoenix Missile system (engage six "over-the-horizon targets" at the same time, fire, and go home). Iran had no aircraft carrier, but after viewing a film showing the F-14 being dropped from 30-feet onto a concrete surface without damage, he said it was perfect for his pilots -- there was nothing too good or too expensive for the Shah.

    There was purpose behind our madness. We furnished the weapon-systems on MSC (Military Sales Credit), charging the Shah far more than retail. The extra money went into ISA's (International Security Affairs) coffers for "third-world-war" purposes (operations not approved of or funded by Congress). Hubert Humphrey was the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman who approved the sales and technology transfer. I didn't vote for Humphrey when he ran for president against Nixon and Wallace in 1968 -- his head appeared to be too big, but in 1978, I found him to be a powerful, decisive, level-headed leader in Congress (far better than Nixon). I was present when it dawned on Humphrey what was really going on in Iran and he exclaimed: "Did you know the head of the Iranian Army said, thanks to the USA, they were now capable of coping with the civilian population. Iran's Army isn't going to fight the Russians. It's planning to fight the Iranian people!" And that's exactly what they did.

    The CIA paid Iran's religious leaders $400-million a year to keep the Shah in office until Jimmy Carter stopped the payments in 1977 and the Shah fell down. As conservative Muslim clerics rose up against the Shah, martial law was declared in September 1978; followed by a military government in November. The Shah fled on 16 January 1979. Exiled Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned and routed the elite Imperial Guard by February 1979. Iranian militants seized the U.S. Embassy with 62 hostages on 4 November. President Carter's April 1980 rescue attempt was sabotaged and self-emolated at the "Desert One" staging area, leaving burned American bodies behind as the U.S. forces fled. Left on its own, Delta Force, could have rescued the hostages and Jimmy Carter would have be re-elected. Those charting the destiny of the world-governance deemed Carter too weak to steer America toward a New World Order. Inter-service incest doomed the rescue while still in the planning stage. The Navy would sail Marine helicopters to Persian Gulf, where they would fly to the Desert One rendezvous. Air Force C-130s delivered Army Rangers which secured a remote highway landing zone where Delta Force would meet the CH-54 Sea King choppers. The raid force would proceed to Teheran. Special Forces operatives under Dick Meadows had already infiltrated the capital city and worked out every detail of the rescue.

    Young Marine flyers were selected over Vietnam experienced Air Force "Jolly Green Giant" rescue pilots. Once sea borne, the helicopters were sprayed-down with a chemical that caused the engine seals to shrink. A large desert sandstorm clogged the engine filters and caused some of the non-combat pilots to turn around. Three of the birds made it to the LZ, but the "chip-detector" on one indicated there might be an engine problem developing. The mission called for a minimum of three operational Sea Kings. Colonel Charlie Beckwith, the Delta Force Commander gave the order to abort the mission. The actual decision was made by Army Lt. General Phillip Gast, the Task Force Chief, based in Bahrain (smaller than NY City, bordered by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Persian Gulf).

    Gast had been head of the U.S. Military Mission in Iran at the time of the November '79 riot and was considered a coward by many of the hostages. As militants closed on the U.S. Embassy, Gast locked himself in the vault with the female staff. He was evacuated before the Embassy was seized. Safe in the USA, Gast was promoted and made the J-3 (Operations Officer) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Because of his experience in Iran, Gast was unfortunately selected to oversee the joint-rescue force five-months later - sort of a Mike Brown FEMA head appointment by GW Bush.

    At Desert One, the Ranger security fired on two approaching civilian vehicles on the rural highway. The order to withdraw -- leaving the Meadows SF-team in Teheran without a ride -- was a formula for self-destruction. In pitch-blackness, using PVS-5 night-vision goggles, helicopter and C-130 pilots collided in the confused mix resulting in a deadly explosion. Fear turned to panic as American bodies were left to be picked over by Iranian soldiers the next day. Beckwith stormed into the Delta Command Post with orders for the communications-chief, Sergeant Mike Kalua, to lock up the recorded radio transmissions between himself and GEN Gast. "There not going to pin this one on me!", was Beckwith's last words before going to bed. Later that night the task force Sergeant Major caused Kalua to turn over the tapes under VOCO (verbal orders from GEN Gast). President Jimmy Carter was left looking like a bumbling fool and vulnerable to Bush's October Surprise which won the November 1980 election.

    Less than a month before the election, when it appeared Carter may negotiate a release the hostages, as unimaginable (un-American) as it was, VP candidate George H. Bush met and sealed a deal with religious rulers of Iran. He promised missiles and munitions forbidden under U.S. law to the militant Muslim State through Israel if the Ayatollah would refuse any hostage agreement until Reagan won the election. One day after Reagan's inauguration on 20 January 1981, Iran returned those Americans held in captivity.

    I personally know that Ronald Wilson Reagan was well intentioned as the President-elect. As the principal intelligence operative for recovery of U.S. Prisoners of War, during the election I had a ground recon team check a CIA report of Americans being held at Nhommarath, Laos. They came back with positive sighting of U.S. POWs. Our request to Building 215 at the D.C. Navy Yard (CIA/NSA/NRO Analysisi Center) for an SR-71 Blackbird to fly a confirming oblique-photo mission was denied, but a Bigbird Intel Satellite took a vertical photo that proved to be A-1 information (highest possible confirmation) showing "30 non-Asians by measurable shadow and a discernible figure 52 ( the ground-to-air visual signal of captured U.S. pilots). The POW rescue mission went from (back-on-the-shelf) to top priority. Reagan, while not yet President was nevertheless briefed during the third week of January just prior to his inauguration at the White House West Wing along with his advisors George HW Bush, Edwin Meese, Michael Deaver, James Baker and Alexander Haig. Reagan was excited and wanted to instantly launch Delta Force. While convinced otherwise, Reagan went so far as to call on his friend, Clint Eastwood, to write a check for what the CIA refused to cover. Reagan was briefed by my XO, Gordon Wilson in the Santa Barbara White House. Reagan remained an avid supporter of living POWs until he was shot on 30 March 1981 at the Washington Hilton by John Hinckley, Jr. That very day a messenger, Tom Zimberoff, delivered a Top Secret Special Intelligence report from me to National Security Advisor Richard Allen for the President saying we were ready to make the rescue. The missive ended up with Haig, who was totally outraged and ordered DIA Admiral Jerry O. Tuttle to scuttle the mission.

    I don't believe it is coincidence that John Hinkley, Sr. was more than a good friend to George Bush. I'm convinced that architects of Bush's "New World Order" considered Reagan too much of a risk to their plan. Reagan's own words betray a plot of assassination: "I knew I'd been hurt, but I thought that I'd been hurt by the Secret Service man landing on me in the car, and I was, I must say, it was the most paralyzing pain. I've described it as if someone had hit you with a hammer, but that sensation, it seemed to me, came after I was in the car, and so I thought that maybe his gun or something had broken a rib. I sat up on the seat, and the pain wouldn't go away, and suddenly I found I was coughing up blood!" The President 's car roared away with Secret Service Agent Jerry Parr on top of him.

    James Brady, Reagan's Press Secretary, sustained a wound to his head and was transported to George Washington Hospital five-minutes AFTER Reagan left, but oddly enough, Reagan arrived at the same hospital 15-minutes AFTER Brady. The Secret Service said they "Got Lost." The truth is that they initially headed for Bethesda Naval Hospital -- where dead Presidents, like JFK, go. When Reagan didn't die, the plan was changed. The car was turned around and drove to GW Hospital.

    There was no obvious wound and the medical staff thought President Reagan was experiencing a heart attack -- twice they lost his pulse as he fought for life. Finally, a nurse spotted a tiny wound beneath his arm pit, but even after three X-rays, they couldn't locate a projectile. Finally, a doctor's probe located a tiny sliver in the lung. It had deflected off the seventh-rib, collapsed the lung and lodged one-quarter inch from the aorta. It turned out to be a razor-edged flechette which the doctor described as "flat and thin as a dime." I recognize the missile as belonging to a CO2 charged pistol that is lethal when fired in contact with a target. For ranges from more than a few feet, out to 50-feet, silent bullets fired by conventional weapons were used. Suppressed weapons were employed for greater ranges (.22 for short-range, 9mm at mid-range and various rifle rounds out to 2000-yards when using a .50 caliber BMG). I voted twice for Ronald Reagan because as a Hollywood actor he had a developed mentality that good was supposed to triumph over evil. Until 30 March 1981, Reagan had only played at being shot. I realization that he was meant to die, tempered his enthusiasm to the point where George H. Bush actually called the shots for eight-years, plus the next four-years he actually served as President (1989-1993).

    Before you close your mind to the possibility that George H. Bush could/would be part of such a dastardly scheme, remember that four years before he was Reagan's running-mate, Bush was DCI (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency) under Gerald Ford -- not his first CIA position. In a letter dated 29 November 1963 to Director Intelligence Research, Department of State, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote: "An informant who has furnished reliable information in the past and who is close to a small pro-Castro group in Miami has advised that the assassination of the president may result in strong repressive measures being taken against them." The letter ends: "The substance of the foregoing information was orally furnished to Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency and Captain William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency on November 23, 1963 by Mr. W.T. Forsyth of this Bureau." Colonel Fletcher Prouty stated that, in his capacity of liaison between the Pentagon and CIA in 1961, he personally "sanitized" two freighters named "Barbara" and "Houston" for use in the Bay of Pigs invasion, code named "Zapata" -- the same name as George Bush's oil company at the time.

    The same time Bush was DCI, I commanded Special Forces in Latin America. My best friend COL. AJ Baker came to Panama in 1976 as team-chief of a clandestine operation code-named "Watchtower." The CIA and Israeli Mossad were running cocaine from Colombia to Albert Air Force Base at Panama City, Panama. Baker's team provided "below the radar mask" navigation for drug-transporting aircraft. Manuel Noriega laundered the drug-money through banks in Panama. My mission included "Unconventional Warfare" throughout the region -- meaning direct-action missions (assassinations). I informed the 470th Military Intelligence Group that I intended to target Noriega with extreme-prejudice as the key to the drug cartel. Almost immediately, the ACSI (Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence), General Harold Aaron flew to Fort Gulick and ordered me to "Keep your hands off of Manuel Noriega! He has immense value at the highest levels." I then learned that DCI George Bush was paying Noriega $250,000 per-year as a CIA retainer. When Bush became President, he was asked by the media about his relationship to Noriega? Bush lied and said he had "never met Manuel Noriega." The truth is that we twice tracked Noriega to DCI Bush's house in Washington, D.C. Insider Nelson Rockefeller is a man who wanted to be President, but settled for control over the top-spot through George H. Bush. Reagan swore he would never have Bush as a running mate -- until summoned to New York by Rockefeller who assured him that if he ever hoped to see the inside of the White House, Bush would be his vice! It was the same with well-meaning peanut farmer Jimmy Carter when he was forced to accept CFR leader Cyrus Vance (Secretary of State) and Trilateral Commission founder Zbigniew Brezinski (National Security Advisor). If people like Nelson Rockefeller (VP under Ford) fall short of becoming President, there agenda is carried out through imbedded controllers.

    On 22 September 1980, Iraq went to war against Iran. The war continued to a standstill ending in August 1988. Throughout, the Reagan Administration supported Saddam Hussein, interrupted with supplies of arms-for-hostages to Iran in 1981 and again in 1986 to help secure the return of American kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. Israel bombed a nuclear reactor out side of Bagdad on June 7, 1981, thinking the Iraqis may be working toward an atom bomb. While Iran had three times the manpower of Iraq, America's sponsorship of Iraq with technology prolonged the bloody combat -- an advantage to American petroleum since Iraq is second only to Saudi Arabia in OPEC oil reserves; Iran is number three.

    While the United State of America is no longer under British control it seems odd, and is further evidence that England exerts a strange influence over the U.S. when it comes to oil. Note at the beginning of this report, it was the U.S. CIA acting in the interest of British oil that overthrew the Iran government and installed a puppet shah. As daddy-Bush became President in January 1989 just in time to come to the rescue of Great Britain's oil interest. British Petroleum (BP) in Kuwait was slant-drilling at the al-Rumeilah oil field into Iraq's oil supply. Out of respect for the Bush-Reagan support during his war with Iran, Saddam Hussein met with Bush's ambassador to Iraq, April Glaspie, at the Presidential Palace in Bagdad on 25 July 1990 (eight days before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait on 2 August). Glaspie met with Saddam on orders from President Bush through Secretary of State James Baker to find out Iraq's intent concerning the oil dispute.

    Glaspie says: "I have instructions to ask you, in the spirit of friendship -- not confrontation -- regarding your intentions: Why are your troops massed so very close to Juwait's borders?" Hussein responds: "As you know, for years I have made every effort to reach a settlement on our dispute with Kuwait. There is to be a meeting in two days; I'm prepared to give negotiations only this one more brief chance. When we meet with the Kuwaitis and see there is hop, then nothing will happen. But if we are unable to find a solution, then it will be natural that Iraq will not accept death. WHAT IS THE UNITED STATES' OPINION ON THIS?" Glaspie answers: "We have no opinion on your Arab-Arab conflicts, such as your dispute with Kuwait. Secretary Baker has directed me to emphasize the instruction, first given to Iraq in the 1960's, that the Kuwait issue is not associated with America." on August 2nd 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. One month later, British journalists obtained the above transcript and on 2 September confronted Ambassador Glaspie at the American Embassy as she was departing. Astounded, they demanded: "You knew Saddam was going to invade , but you didn't warn him not to, You didn't tell him America would defend Kuwait. You told him the opposite -- that America was not associated with Kuwait. You encouraged this aggression. What were you thinking? Glaspie did not respond.

    To be continued...
  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I have Bo's last two books, both very good reads. This story is from his first book. "Call to Freedom" IIRC. An eye opening and moving auto-biographical story. The last is "My Brothers Keeper". A very moving and inspiring book. I don't care what people say about him, he is a true Patriot.
  12. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear


    Do you know officer Jack McLamb? Are you the same Bo he's talked about. R/R?
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    ?? Don't know exactly what your asking. Am I Bo? No. The Bo I was talking about is Bo Gritz, the author of the article posted above. Jack Mclamb and Bo Gritz are good friends and that is more than likely the Bo that you refer to Jack mentioning.
    Do I know Jack? I couldn't claim that. I have met him, and Bo on several occasions over the years. But I can't say that I "know" them.
    Why do you ask?
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