|Bush Brothers receive money from
same sources that support hemisphere’s worst
BY RAISA PAGES (Granma International staff writer)
AS a U.S. soldier died in the faraway mountains of Afghanistan – while
fighting terrorism and having been sent by the person who appropriated
in the fight against that evil – that same President George W. Bush
a banquet in Miami with the hemisphere’s most notorious terrorists.
Bush is the presidential candidate who had received the most money from
Miami mafia — over $114,000 USD for one single campaign — followed
by his father,
who accumulated more than $165,000 on three occasions. He’s now looking
money from the same sources for his brother Jeb.
At a moment when he should have been re-examining his questionable
policies, the U.S. leader was dining with members of the Cuban American
Foundation (CANF) who helped him take over the White House through
The U.S. president participated in a fund-raising dinner ($25,000 a
his brother, Governor Jeb Bush, who hopes to be reelected in Florida.
after speaking at a rally of his faithful supporters, in which he promised
what his audience wanted to hear: a new, more open, more aggressive
of the United States’ “Cuba policy.” In doing so, he ignored the opinion
the majority of the American people and the criteria of legislators
houses of Congress who oppose the blockade of the island.
During a panel discussion televised throughout the island on May 20,
Assembly President Ricardo AlarcÑn – who is very knowledgeable on U.S.
– explained with apparent sarcasm that in his speech, Bush had had
to say that Cuban elections are fraudulent — perhaps thinking that
of the United States and Miami had forgotten the months they spent
who their own president would be.
The purpose of the panel discussion was to examine the statements made
U.S. leader in Washington and Miami that very day.
Referring to an executive summary of a U.S. Civil Rights Commission
AlarcÑn stated that the main conclusion reached by the investigation
2000 Florida elections was that racism was rampant. The vast majority
thousands of citizens who were not allowed to vote in that state, because
names were not on the voting lists or because they were prevented from
the polling booths, were black.
The Miami banquet was held at the home of a Cuban-American, so that
brother, and Otto Reich (U.S. assistant secretary of state for western
affairs) could share a meal with such arch-terrorists as Orlando Bosch,
author of the attack on a Cuban passenger plane in 1976; plus Dionisio
Esquivel and Virgilio Pablo Romero. These last two were sentenced for
former Chilean Foreign Minister Orlando Letelier and his assistant
on a Washington DC street. SÇarez Esquivel and Virgilio Pablo Romero
from a Florida prison last year, thanks to an executive order.
Bush showed his audacity by taking part and speaking at a 2001 rally
the main promoters and signatories of a so-called declaration of principles
were present in the audience and on the speakers’ platform. In the
Orlando Bosch, Alberto HernÀndez and some of their buddies confirmed
would continue to carry out violence and terrorism against Cuba, using
of struggle. Such words in the mouths of those people smell of dynamite.
Five Cubans are in prison in the United States after receiving outrageously
long sentences, precisely for having done what U.S. figures such as
and federal authorities have been unable to do: fight the terrorism
Cuba that is organized in the United States and that goes unpunished,
AlarcÑn. He added that this violence also causes the deaths of U.S.
like Ronnie Moffit.
He called attention to a paragraph in the sentencing hearing for RenÈ
who received a sentence of 15 years — the shortest of the excessive
At the prosecutor’s request, Judge Lenard included in her sentencing
special condition of supervised probation, forbidding RenÈ to visit
places that are known to be frequented by terrorist groups, or to meet
members of organizations that urge violence or are involved in organized
AlarcÑn emphasized that those words mean that terrorists meet openly
in Miami, and the warning to RenÈ was, “Watch out, don’t mess with
He added that the paragraph explicitly acknowledges that terrorist groups
but action is not taken against them, only against those who had the
and heroism to infiltrate such groups in an attempt to frustrate their
CIA REPORT ANNOUNCED A ‘SEPTEMBER 11’
What else did the White House know?
BY JEAN-GUY ALLARD (Special for Granma International)
IN the hours following the catastrophic attacks of September 11, 2001,
House spokesperson Ari Fleischer appeared before the national and international
press and categorically affirmed that George W. Bush had never received
warning of the imminence of this sort of terrorist act.
After waiting eight months and for reasons as yet unknown, the same
has revealed that there were indeed warnings, in the form of a top
report, to the effect that Osama bin Laden had the clear intention
attacks within the United States by means of airplanes. It is now appropriate
to ask: what else did the White House know?
According to Fleischer, the document presented to the president in August
was entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike the U.S.” In its Saturday,
18 edition, The Washington Post corrected the official: the real title
Laden Determined to Strike in the United States.” Did the nuance escape
U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice had stated that the
described threats directed at U.S. targets abroad. But sources from
Post noted that, on the contrary, the CIA information pointed to danger
To date, Fleischer is contending that the White House did not know what
Al-Qaeda conspirators were proposing to do with the planes they were
In Washington, the White House revelation has unleashed a bombardment
and intense inquiry related to the Bush administration’s attitude,
since the tragic events.
Likewise, it has prompted concerns over the various pieces of information
signal grave negligence within the security agencies, in addition to
lack of coordination of their activities.
The shocking aspects include:
• A memorandum addressed to the highest levels of the FBI by an agent
Arizona, noted months ago that Bin Laden could be utilizing flight
training his terrorists and recommended an urgent check of all students
Eastern origin in flying schools.
• The above-mentioned document was never passed on to FBI investigators
who had located one Zacarias Moussaoui, a Franco-Moroccan student pilot
of being part of an Al-Qaeda conspiracy.
• In August 2001 the CIA alerted the FBI that two men linked to Bin
organization were in U.S. territory. The information was not followed
Khalid Al-Midharn and Nawaq Alhazmi remained in San Diego until September
when they took part in the Pentagon attack.
However, the most shocking information concerns a report prepared by
Intelligence Council, affiliated with the CIA, which warned — as far
1999! — that terrorists linked to Bin Laden could hijack aircraft in
almost identical to that of the September 11 attack.
“Suicide bombers belonging to Al-Qaeda’s martyrdom battalion could crash-land
an aircraft packed with high explosives [C-4 and Semtex]... into the
the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency, or the White House,”
the report entitled “The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism.”
The report documented known cases of such conspiracies, including a
Al-Qaeda agents and drawn up in 1995, discovered in Manila in a computer
to Ramzi Youssef, a terrorist convicted in the United States for the
of the World Trade Center.
This report totally contradicts a statement made by Condoleezza Rice
May 16: “I don’t think anybody could have predicted that these people
take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another
slam it into the Pentagon,” she stated innocently. “I don’t think anybody
have predicted that these people¼ would try to use an airplane as a
a hijacked airplane as a missile.”
The New York Times pointed out that Bush’s sudden confession clarifies
things. The CIA warning to the White House explains why Bush’s aides
sure that Bin Laden had been behind the attacks, almost as soon as
Months ago, one of those responsible for the crucial White House decisions
September 11 affirmed that they were never had any real doubt.
Outside of the “establishment” press, various news items continue to
in alternative websites, like www.indymedia.org, which recall a series
published news items that were not afforded much space by the press
The German intelligence service, BND, warned the CIA and Israel that
from the Middle East were planning to hijack commercial planes to use
weapons to attack major symbols of U.S. and Israeli culture,” (Frankfurter
Zeitung, September 14, 2001).
In August 2001, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his intelligence
to advise the U.S. government “in the strongest possible terms” of
attack on airports and government buildings. (MS-NBC).
Graver still, other sources affirm that the Justice Department refused
the warrant FBI agents had requested to check computerized material
Zacarias Moussaoui. After the attacks, in that source they were to
directly linked to the attacks.
Finally, other websites are trying to link the whole combination of
a conspiracy by U.S. oil magnates — connected to the Bush family —
to gain access to the Kazakhstan oilfields via Afghanistan.
They note, for example, how ExxonMobil, Texaco, Unocal, BP Amoco, Shell
the infamous Enron had invested billions of dollars in Kazakhstan to
oil extraction rights in that region, and how, unable to reach an agreement
with the Talibans, they urgently needed a change of government in Afghanistan.
The “spontaneous” White House confession — perhaps provoked by Senator
s latest inquiries into the issue — has definitively cracked the “untouchable”
status that George W. Bush had acquired as a result of the September
>From now on, the unelected president has a lot to answer for.
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