Offline Illumination

Bush Babies in the Briar Patch

by Uri Dowbenko

Despite Big Media's coronation of George W. Bush as the next president, new -- or rather decades old -- skeletons keep rattling in the Bush Family closet.

You won't find them in Talk Magazine, however. Headed by Tina Brown, former editor of New Yorker and Vanity Fair, Talk's September 1999 premiere issue is a hefty 254 pages of celebrity fluff disguised as editorial content.

Sandwiched between the typical fashion ads featuring the typical nymphets, there's an ironically titled article by Tucker Carlson called "Devil May Care." It's subtitled "George. W. Bush doesn't give a damn what you think of him. That may be why you'll vote for him for president." In Carlson's casually written hagiography, you'll learn, that "Bush announced that his campaign had raised $36 million so.far, a record in American politics."

"Bush chuckles at the memory," writes Carlson, who obviously inhabits a parallel universe of squeaky clean politicians with oh-so-hip repartee. "'The press should have been able to figure it out,' he [Bush] says. 'They're not paying much attention. We raised $800,000 in Fort Meyers."

Presumably that doesn't even include the laundered drug money.

The Secret Bush Brothers Video

According to LAPD whistleblower Michael C. Ruppert, the Drug Enforcement Agency has in its possession a video of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush flying in to Tamiami Airport outside of Miami, Florida "to pick up a couple of kilos of powder for a party." (From the Wilderness Newsletter; $35 / yr; FTW Publications, PO Box 6061-350, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413).

Ruppert heard about it from Terry Reed, author of Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA (1994). "I was with Terry recently at a public speaking engagement where he reminded the audience of a little passage from his book Compromised," writes Ruppert. "In that passage he describes how Barry Seal had told him that he had 'insurance' in the form of proof that the Bush Boys were doing heavy drugs."

According to Reed, "the FBI had inserted a female undercover agent into the inner circle of Medellin Cartel founder Pablo Escobar. Her name was Darlene Novinger and she got very close to an Escobar cousin named Steve Plata."

"Thanks to the 'uc', as undercovers are called, Barry Seal and Terry Reed were sent on a drug sting to meet some wealthy Texans," writes Ruppert. "It turns out that the wealthy Texans were George W. and Jeb Bush who flew in on the family owned King Air to pick up the cocaine themselves. Hidden DEA cameras filmed the whole incident, including the tail number of the aircraft and both Bushes participation. According to Reed, nobody knew in advance who the buyers were. Reed states that he has both the tail number of the aircraft and the DEA case file number and he strongly suspects that tape to turn up during the 2000 presidential election."

Getting the Dope on Bush

Former CIA operative Terry Reed had worked closely with the late Barry Seal, a notorious drug smuggling pilot who also worked for the CIA.

In his excellent book, Compromised, written with veteran journalist John Cumrnings, Reed describes a conversation he had with Seal about his 'insurance" aka blackmail, in case the Bush Family Crime Syndicate would try to double-cross him.

"Ever hear the old expression, it's not what ya know, it's who ya know? Well, whoever said that just hadn't caught the Vice President's [George Bush's] kids in the dope business, 'cause I can tell ya for sure what ya know can definitely be more important than who ya know," bragged Seal to his buddy.

Reed was incredulous. "... Barry, are you telling me George Bush's kids are in the drug business?" he asked.

"Yup,. that's what I'm tellin ya. A guy in Florida who flipped for the DEA has got the goods on the Bush boys. Now I heard this from a reliable source in Colombia, but I just sat on it then, waiting to use it as a trump card if I ever needed it. Well I need to use it now. I got names, dates, places, even got some tape recordings. I even got surveillance. videos catchin' the Bush boys redhanded. I consider this stuff my insurance policy, " said Seal.

"It makes me and the mole on the inside that's feeding the stuff to me invincible. Now this is real sensitive shit inside of U.S. Customs and DEA and those guys are pretty much under control. It's damage control as usual. But where it gets real interestin' is what the Republicans will do to the Democrats in order to ditty up the people who might use this information against Bush."

Hinting at a high-level Mob War between.the Bush Family and the Clinton Family, Seal told Reed that "he was on a secret mission by none other than the Agency [CIA] to sort of dirty up some people real close to the Governor [Clinton]."

"Now I had been working on this through Dan Lasater," continued Seal. "Now Dan's a good ol boy and all that, but he's gotta drug problem and he's got the balls to be stealin' from the Agency too."

Balls? Imagine stealing cocaine drug profits from the CIA.

When Reed questioned him about the duffel bag Seal had taken to Skeeter Ward, Seal said, "Let's don't call it cocaine. Let's call it neutralizing powder. Least that's the way the Bush family saw it. This is just one family warrin' against another. just like the Mob."

Reed claims he found these revelations "disquieting." Seal tried to reassure him by saying, "Terry I told ya when I met ya. I'm in transportation and I transport what the government wants.transported. In this case, the Republicans ... the Bush family... wanted some stuff transported into Mena and into Arkansas that would end up in the noses of some very prominent Democrats."

Seal was later assassinated.

The Bush-Denver Connection

The Bush Boys -- George Jr., jeb and Neil -- are also implicated in many other top level criminal activities, according to private investigator Stewart A. Webb.

Webb, a political whistleblower on fraud in the highest levels of federal institutions, has been investigating goverrume-nt corruption since 1986. He uncovered key evidence linking government officials with illegal drug smuggling and money laundering, as well as evidence on the 1980s era Savings & Loan Scandal, in which an estimated $1 trillion was stolen from the American people.

In his research, Webb also discovered the connection between the so- called HUD scandals in which over $50 billion was stolen in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development fraud and the Junk Bond .Scams/ Loan Swaps of Michael Millken, Larry Mizel and Charles Keating (The Daisy Chain) which claimed over $6 billion.

Since then he has been a prime source of information to Rodney Stich, author of Defrauding America (1994,1998), Pete Brewton, author of The Mafia, CIAand George Bush (1992), and Jonathan Beatty, a senior correspondent for Time Magazine.

"The news articles that Mr. Webb contributed to exposed a pattern of illicit political influence in Denver and led to the indictments and subsequent convictions of several businessmen," wrote Beatty.

Reporter Sarah McClendon wrote in her Washington Report (December 24, 1991) that "Stu Webb cannot lay his head-on a pillow at home because he must keep running from the FBI which wants to jail him for talking publicly -how private industry was involved in raising money for covert action by the CIA and also how Bush friends in Denver are involved in using government housing money for developments and profitmaking."

Singlehandedly Webb has pursued justice in a system in which key government officials and judges have been compromised through bribery and other scandals.

It's gotten personal since Webb's former father in law, Leonard Y. Millman, a prominent Denver businessman, has blocked access to Webb's daughter. Webb claims to have evidence that Millman (NMC Holdings, National Brokerage Companies) has been. George Bush's primary money launderer for the last twenty years. His fight for a grand jury. demand has been stalled.

In a letter to US District Court Judge Richard P. Matsch, Webb writes that he has "a Justice Department Assistant Inspector General who is prepared to act in our behalf to assist in the Grand Jury investigation. Other government agentsare willing to help. A dozen secret witnesses can be selected from more than 200 potential witnesses. They will testify about Leonard Y. Millman, Larry Mizel [NMC Holdings], Norman Brownstein [NSA attorney; Director, MDC Holdings] and others involved in an ongong criminal enterprise."

Webb also claims that the Bush Family Cnme Syndicate -- he calls them "The Grey Men's Empire" -- is responsible for high level national corruption that includes illegal drug smuggling, arms smuggling, money laundering, insurance fraud, savings and loan fraud and murder for hire.

The sons of George Bush, Webb claims, are also co-conspirators. Texas Governor George. Bush Jr., for example was involved with Stephens Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas and also handled inside stock trading involving Harkin Oil. The country of Bahrain gave the unknown company oil drilling rights in exchange for a new airbase to built at American taxpayer expense.

According to Webb, "George Jr., Jeb and Neil Bush were all party to the crimes involving drugs and gun money laundering through Silverado Savings in Denver. They were all aware of 'Poppy' George'-s schemes using CIA, Israeli Mossad, Homestead Air Force Base and Mena, Arkansas to import drugs and ship weapons."

In the biowarfare-treason department, "Jeb Bush controlled the shipping of 18 strains of chemicals shipped to Iraq through Leonard Millman's National Gulf Stream Aviation warehouses at Boca Raton Airport. These chemicals are now being reported as responsible for Gulf War Syndrome currently killing Americans who served in the Gulf War."

Talk Magazine has -- surprise! -- not mentioned any of these allegations. Who knows? Maybe the Central Investment Agency is one of the company's silent partners.

In a event, the real "talk" is Bush Meat.

Uri Dowbenko is CEO of New Improved Entertainment Corp. He can be reached by e-mail at

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