The Bush Drug Sting, The Sins of the Father, The Sins of the Son and — The Smoking Airplane

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… by Daniel Hopsicker and Michael C. Ruppert

Editor’s note: Written 15 years ago, it is easy to see why Mike Ruppert was poisoned twice.  I started working with Mike in the early 90’s.  My own data shows drug planes working out of South Florida and Alabama, not Louisiana and Mena.  My own data comes from the operational planners, the pilots and the drug pickup crews I met.  Both versions could be true. However, these details aren’t the story, one that needs an airing and the review the work of Mike Ruppert deserves.

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It has all the makings of a major box office thriller: Texas Governor and Republican Presidential contender George W. Bush and his brother Jeb, allegedly caught on videotape in 1985 picking up kilos of cocaine at a Florida airport in a DEA sting set up by Barry Seal.

An ensuing murderous cover-up featuring Seal’s public assassination less than a year later by a hit teamÉthe members of which, when caught, reveal to their attorneys during trial that their actions were being directed by then, National Security Council (NSC) staffer – Lt. Colonel Oliver North.

And a private turboprop King Air 200 supposedly caught on tape in the sting with FAA ownership records leading directly to the CIA and some of the perpetrators of the most notorious (and never punished) major financial frauds of the ’80s. Greek shippers paying bribes to obtain loans from American companies that would never be repaid. An American executive snatching the charred remains of a $10,000 payoff check from an ashtray in an Athens restaurant. Swiss police finding bank accounts used for kickbacks and bribes.

Add to this mix the now irrefutable proof, some of it from the CIA itself, that then Vice President George H.W. Bush was a decision-maker in illegal Contra support operations connected to the “unusual” acquisition of aircraft, and that his staff participated in key financial, operational and political decisions.





All these events lead inexorably to one unanswered question: How did this one plane go from being controlled by Barry Seal, the biggest drug smuggler in American history, to becoming, according to state officials, a favored airplane of Texas Governor George W. Bush?

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Jim W. Dean is Managing Editor of Veterans Today involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews. He broke into television work doing Atlanta Public TV programs for variety of American heritage, historical,military, veterans and Intel topics and organizations since 2000. Jim’s only film appearance was in the PBS Looking for Lincoln documentary with Prof. Henry Lewis Gates, and he has guest lectured at the Army Command and General Staff School at Fort Gordon, GA.

He is working to find time now to database his extensive video archive of Americana and interviews filmed during his public TV days so individual topic segments can be key word searched to quickly use in future multi-media projects.

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