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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 04:44 PM
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14. By not making sweeping reforms as called for by the suppressed Pike Committee
the shadow government consolidated itself during the Reagan/Bush Bush/Quayle administrations.

Some of the shadow government operatives from earlier eras are still with us, people like Henry Kissinger, George H.W.Bush, and others that went through the progression of "scandals" (in a democracy just one of these "scandals" would have brought real reform and accountability) from Watergate to Iran-contra to what the late Democratic Chairman of the House Banking Committee Rep. Henry Gonzalez called Iraqgate as he unsuccessfully sought the impeachment of George H.W. Bush for covertly arming Iraq.

The black budget network that Henry Gonzalez had been investigating through following the money trail had been around for decades, it was focused on the role of an Atlanta based branch of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro/BNL in financing the delivery of products from US based black budget assets to Iraq-products like chemical weapon raw materials, shell casings, military computers, solid fuel for rockets and God knows what else covertly being sold and delivered to the regime of Saddam Hussein by the US.

Here are a couple of highly informative articles about what the lack of effective reform led to during the administrations of George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton, a "scandal" called IRAQGATE.

The Los Angeles Times had been at the forefront of reporting on this. There is an excellent comprehensive 6 page archived article by David Shaw that was published by the LA Times October 27, 1992 that is valuable to understanding our current world situation, this article is linked below.

"Iraqgate--A Case Study of a Big Story With Little Impact. Despite hundreds of news reports, no public outrage has erupted over secret aid to Iraq" by David Shaw (10-29-1992 LA Times)
http://www.latimes.com/features/printedition/food/la-me-shaw27oct27,1,6057214.story

The Gulf War Veterans Resource Web has a reposting of one of the journalists works, Kenneth R. Timmerman, cited by David Shaw in the LA Times article. It was originally published in The American Spectator November 1, 1996.

The Gulf War Veterans Web reposted it August 12, 1997. It is a must read today.

"Whatever Happened to IRAQGATE" by Kenneth R. Timmerman
http://www.gulfweb.org/doc_show.cfm?ID=527

Is anyone else seeing the patterns I've posted about here since 2001 clearer now, in the context of a RW coup installing George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney?

This thread about The Pike Committee is related to that firm belief of mine, a belief shared by many others today.

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