Why no federal investigation of the CBS papers??
by exlrrp, Thu Jul 14, 2005 at 08:19:48 AM EDT
Thats right, George Bush, the man whith the most knowledge about his own career, did not deny they were true NOR HAS HE HAD THEM INVESTIGATED OFFICIALLY!!
And the American people STILL don't know if they are real or not!!
Why not? Wouldn't you think that Bush would want to find the people responsible for Allegedly forging papers about his service?? Wouldn't you think he would want to find out where they came from and if there were any more??
Read below the fold!
Bush's superiors falsified USAF papers for him hiding his failure to take his physical and suspension and theyre dereliction of duty in not convening a flight board and puniishing him. Instead they kept him on ths books of the 11th as a pilot for over a year after he'd been suspended. Bush wa paid fraudulently as a p[ilot and discharged based on points given to him for pilkots duty he did not perform
(for a brillant, lengthy authoritive anlaysis of the way Bush's superiors cooked his books, see: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/opinion/lechliter.pdf This itself should have instigated an investigation!)
The BUsh people CAN'T have them investigated without all this coming out--its too obvious. Thats why they scrambled up the documents so--to hide what wasn't there, what was there and to confuse analysis. Any investigative reporter with enough sense top print out all Bush's military papers and arrance them chronologically will see the truth immediately--there's too much missing: like Bush's origibal suspension by Jerry Killian and Bush's signature confirminhg them. They had to be there and ESPECIALLY if the suspension was an administrative move
That why the Bush people never denied the truth of these, only returned them back to the media "uncommented on" Uncommented on?? Papers that libel George Bush and sevewral other USAF officers??
The amount of disinformation that was put out is incredible, most notably this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1213508/posts I have disproven many of these in a dailykos diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/7/114253/7435 This was written in January, I have since debunked more. NONE of the allegations I was able to check are true!!
Yet this is where it got left!! The federal government, with all the inestigative powers, left this to be decided by bloggers'
They shirked, and are shirking their duty to investigate these obvious USAF documents--USAF unit letterhead, official USAF business, signed by the commander of the USAF unit in performance of his duties!!
The USAF let conservative bloggers decide if these USAF documents ARe real or not!!
How did this happen?? Somewhere, these got started being called "private papers" like Killian was "srapbooking" Bush memorabilia!! The BUsh Administration wants you to believe that he was writing these to himself!!
BUT THEY ARE OFFOCIAL USAF ORDERS AND COMMUNICATIONS!!
The USAF IG and Offisce of SPecial Investigations ARE REQUIRED to investigate them if theyre alleged to be false and they are shirking their clear cut duty!!
MAKE THE REPUBLICANS PROVE OR DISPROVE THESE PAPERS OFFICIALLY!! Not the Karl Rove Blogger's Court Way!! Not by releasing a bunch of bullshit talking points and having it die there!!
THE REPUBLICANS NEVER PROVED THESE FALSE!!! NEVER!!!
CONSERVATIVE "TALKING POINTS ARE NOT PROOF!! LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN!!
CONSERVATIVE "TALKING POINTS ARE NOT PROOF!!
And the fact that the Republicans, and BUsh, with all the investrigative powers of the US government, have never shown ANY interst in finding out where they came from or if they were more should speak VOLUMES!!
They CAN'T investigate these papers, they reveal serious crimes.
Whoever reads this, help me get an investigation going!! Demand a federal investigation of these USAF documents that are alleged to be forged!! Think theyre forged? Then you should be demanding louder than me, forgery of USAF documents is a SERIOUS crime!! So is libel!!
DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THESE USAF DOCUMENTS!! THEY ARE FEDERAL DOCUMENTS!!
Here is my latest demand to the USAF OSI and the IGs of the USAF and DoD--send one just likeit!! Demand that your elected representatives investigate these allegedly forged USAF documents!!
Its their duty AND IT IS THE LAW
DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CBS PAPERS!!
This is the biggest scoop of the Bush Administration--and all we need to do is demand they do the right thing--investigate the CBS papers and prosecute any wrongdoing like they should have done last September. What I am saying here is the legal, moral, law abiding thing to do. Crimes have been committed!! These important FEDERAL (NOT private) papers are alleged to be forged and the entire federal government, including the USAF, is shirking their duty to investigate these papers.
I am going to give you now the evidence you need to spoil the rest of George Bush's whole day and the rest of the days of his administration. This information is enough to haul Bush and his whole surviving chain of command into court. It will embarrass the Bush Administration and the fall out from the revelations about their media manipulation on these matters will damage their crediblity forever.
I have been studying Bush's papers since they first started coming out
The Bush Administration has pulled off one of the greatest hoaxes in American History by getting the CBS Papers declared false WITHOUT ANY OFFICIAL INVESTIGATION AT ALL!!
Why no investigation?? Crimes have been committed whether these papers are forged or not!! Either someone forged documents that libel a sitting president and several USAF officers or, if the papers are real they prove conspiracy to falsify USAF documents by Bush's superiors.
THE USAF MUST INVESTIGATE THIS!! They are USAF documents!! Official USAF business, under letterhead of a USAF unit, signed or initialed by the commander of the unit in performance of his duties.
It would be easy for the federal authorities to prove or disprove these papers but so far, they have not, preferring to let the issue be decided in Blogger's Court. They have made no effort to investigate or disprove these papers, calling them "private papers. THIS IS A HUGE LIE!! They are FEDERAL documents!!
ISN'T THAT SUSPICIOUS?? Don't you think that they would prove these papers false officially--IF THEY COULD??
THEY CAN'T!!! ANY investigation of Bush's papers will show the irregularities I cite here and a lot more I don't. Contact me at the email given for the complete story, including the media manipulation, like: who decided these were "private documents, anyway? And why? (short answer: to cover Bush's and Burkett's asses)
Consider the facts: The man most libeled by these allegedly forged papers, who is also the most powerful man in the world, is not in the least curious to see where they came from or if there are any more!! Isn't THAT suspicious??
Wouldn't YOU be curious if you thought someone was circulating forged documents about YOU? Of course you would and you'd want to see them in jail! Why doesn't Bush, the most powerful man in the world, with his party in complete control of the federal government?? Because the papers show WRONG DOING!! Serious wrongdoing, falsifying USAF documents, and defrauding the government ("...I will backdate but not rate..." Col Jerry Killian)
Why haven't they gone after Bill Burkett if the papers are forged??? They know FOR SURE that's where CBS got the papers. The answer to that is that Burkett is holding "the goods" on Bush. But Burkett has committed crimes here, one way or another--he either passed forged federal documents if the papers are false or STOLEN federal documents if the papers are real. WHY ISN'T THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION INVESTIGATIING THIS??
The Bush people know right now whether these papers are real or not--they HAVE to, they've been in control of Bush's files for decades. It is ridiculous to think that someone thought he could forge documents about an event that never happened but that's what they got everyone thinking--without ever proving a thing!!.
The Bush people led the media around by the nose on this whole issue, getting the story killed--stopped cold dead in its tracks and turned back on CBS--WITHOUT EVER PROVING A THING!!
And without George Bush EVER denying it!! The man who should know the most about about his own career NEVER DENIED THEY WERE REAL!! BECAUSE HE CAN'T!!
The reason that the USAF and the feds aren't investigating this is obvious--when this comes out it will be the biggest scandal the USAF has ever seen. George Bush's superiors committed fraud on the USAF, falsifying USAF documents to hide Bush's dereliction of duty--his refusal to take his physical--and to cover their own: their failed duty to punish George Bush.
Bush should have been disciplined for not taking his physical but his superiors falsified documents to show he left their unit before they could take required action.
George Bush and his superiors colluded to commit fraud on the USAF, his paperwork proves it--that's why they jumbled it up so much at their "document dump" in Feb 2004. They scrambled his papers throroughly--you don't do that to a record you're REALLY proud of.
Here is the SECOND demand i sent to the USAF IG and USAF OSI
HELP ME GET THESE PAPERS INVESTIGATED!! It's the legal, moral, law abiding thing to do, the RIGHT thing to do!! What do we pay the FBI for?? DON'T LET THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WIN WITHOUT EVER PROVING A THING!!
AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW THE TRUTH!!!
And they won't get it from the Bush Administration--stand up for America and our party!
this could be the most important thing you ever do!!
I have reams and reams of evidence like this I have developed that I want to bring to an investigation. George Bush and his superiors committed fraud on the USAF and the American government. He was paid and discharged fraudulently!
Anybody interested in seeing it can contact me at:
Or read these Daily KOS diaries of mine
Inspector General Department of Defense
Inspector General, Us Air Force
US Air Force Office of Special Investigations
I write again to you to demand an immediate investigation of the CBS papers [ http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-09bushdocs.pdf ] These are better described as the papers purporting to be George Bush's suspension papers, an order for him to take his physical and other correspondence pertaining to these events. They are official US Air Force documents.
You may consider this to be another formal complaint.As of this writing, 7/8/05 there has been no official investigation of these remarkable documents. The public trust in you has been violated in that you have not investigated these papers over 9 months after their emergence. And will continue to be violated until you do your clear cut duty and investigate these allegedly forged USAF documents and prosecute any wrongdoing revealed.
These are official USAF documents: three of them have the letterhead of a USAF unit (the 111th FIS) they involve official USAF business and they are signed (or initialed) by the commander of the 111th FIS in the performance of his duties.
By no stretch of the imagination can these be considered "private documents" as they are portrayed. These are federal documents, official USAF orders and communications that have been alleged to be false [ http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1213508/posts ]
You are the agencies that are responsible for verifying official USAF orders, to determine if they are genuine or not. It is your duty and your mission to do so, and nobody else's more than yours. Yet surprisingly you have not investigated these allegedly forged USAF documents or told the public the truth about them, if you have. You have a responsibility to the public to do your duty to investigate these documents and you have not.
This is surprising because, if forged or false as this website states, someone has committed a major crime: forging official USAF orders and communications that libel the President of the United States--at the time of the documents a serving US Air Force officer--and several other USAF officers now retired including General Walter Staudt and General Bobby Hodges. The papers allege that they conspired with Col Jerry Killian to alter USAF documents (ie:"I will backdate but not rate..." Col Killian)
If these documents are real, they show crimes being committed by George Bush's superiors: falsifying USAF documents and conspiracy to do so.
It is further surprising because these documents would be easy for you to verify or deny: who has better access to USAF records than you? Or more explicit duty and powers to investigate allegedly forged USAF documents than you? Many of the people involved in this story are still alive and can be interviewed including the most central figure: George W Bush and his chain of command.. All that really has to be done is to put George W Bush under oath and ask him if these are the suspension orders that Col Killian read to him on August 1st, 1972 and gave him a copy of. Somewhere in your files is a copy of George Bush's original suspension orders--when you find it the whole case will be solved.
That IS what happened according to this document http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/grounded.gif According to this statement "...verbal orders from the commander..." Col Killian personally delivered orders to Lt Bush concerning his suspension face to face on August 1st, 1972 and then had Lt Bush sign for them as specified in AFM 35-13 para 2-10b2 "...will be acknowledged by the person concerned..."
Are these the real orders? If not, where are the real orders and what do they say? Why aren't they in George Bush's files that have been released so far? Those are the questions you are evading investigating and I know why.
You have shirked your duty to the American people for obvious political reasons and will, no doubt continue to do so. But someday the truth will come out. Some day you'll be held to account for letting America down. Shame on you for not doing your duty regardless of political consequences.
It is your duty to America that you investigate, you can't hide from this forever.
According to http://www.awolbush.com/documents/BushGuardaugust1.pdf --the only known version of original orders concerning this event--Col Killian further called for remedies under AFM35-13 para 2-29 m as this document http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/grounded.gif confirms, as this document does also:
All of George Bush's chain of command called for remedies under para2-29m AFM 35-13 (http://www.glcq.com/regs/35-13_1971.pdf )--that there be an official investigation and that his commanders convene a flight board. This was never done--why not? How was this flight board quashed?
Answer: His superiors protected themselves from the consequences of their dereliction of not punishing him by falsifying paperwork showing he left their unit before they took action, but it was too late. The paper trail proves that Bush was in their unit until Sep 15 1972, was suspended by Killian and that Killian and Hodges were responsible for disciplining Bush but did not--which was dereliction of duty on their part and involved falsification of USAF documents , undoubtedly for political favor. Others were involved also.
document #11, then-Col Bobby Hodges and then-Maj Rufus Martin approve Killian's original order. Colonel Hodges and Maj Rufus Martin's version is a confirmation of Killian's suspension. It can't be the original because it doesn't say anything about "verbal orders" having been given. Killian would have been the one to suspend Bush as his company grade commanding officer-procedures wouldn't let him be jumped over in the chain of command. This is also not the original suspension order because its not the right date--AFM 35-13 requires the suspension to be done expediently and this is over a month after the event took place. Killian had it all ready for Lt Bush on Aug 1st, he was required to do so.
Col Jerry Killian did suspend George Bush face to face on August 1st 1972 and he did write a memo or some other official document about it which he forwarded up the chain of command. The two confirmatio0n documents prove he did just that. He had George Bush sign for it, as required, and gave Bush a copy.
Where is the original order that Killian wrote and delivered to Bush on that day? The one the confirmation documents are based on? And why is it not in Bush's files that were released over 2004?
Killian's original orders for Bush's suspension should have been in Bush's files--but they are not. If someone removed those orders (and other documents) they seriously altered public, USAF documents--this is a crime!
And so should the order for him to take his physical, if it's real.
Please regard it:
Is this order authentic or not? It is YOUR duty (which you have evaded!) to investigate this! Can it be doubted that it purports to be an official USAF document? It has the letterhead of a USAF unit, it is official USAF business, a direct order and it is signed full signature by Col Jerry Killian, the commander of the 111th FIS in his performance of his duties. It is an official USAF document in every meaning of the words!
Procedure (AFM35-13 para2-29m) required Col Killian to suspend George W Bush, he did it and wrote orders and memos about it. His whole chain of command was aware of it as the confirmation documents prove.
George Bush, when directly questioned about this by the Associated Press did not answer the question: "were you ordered to take your physical?" ("The White House did not answer whether Bush disobeyed a direct order to take the exam."http://www.topplebush.com/article32_military.shtml ) He didn't answer because the truth is: he was. No one should know this better than the people reading this.
If George Bush was ordered to take his physical, where is the order? And if this order is forged or in any way false, why haven't you investigated it, found the forgers and prosecuted them?
The answer is that you know more about this than anyone, yet have obviously chosen not to let the American people in on the secret. This is dereliction of duty. It is your duty to the American people to investigate the circumstances of these papers and tell the American people the truth.
I know why youre evading an investigation: any investigation will reveal the wrongdoing by Bush's superiors, like falsifying documents and conspiracy. This will lead to the greatest USAF scandal ever and rightfully so--the falsification done here by USAF officers for political gain is outrageous!. George Bush and his superiors corrupted the public record and Air Force procedure and defrauded the USAF and the federal government.
When these orders are proven real, it will tear the whole top off of the corrupt little "gentleman's club" known as the Texas Air National Guard, a direct responsibility of the US Air Force.. It will show how much George Bush gamed the system and how corrupt Air Force officers let him get away with it--and still are!
The TANG leadership ran their own little show, running things as politically as they wanted. They altered USAF documents with impunity, secure that no one would ever investigate their misdoings, least of all the people charged with doing so: the USAF OSI and the USAF IG. The corruption in this matter goes all the way to the top. The USAF will only investigate this against your will, which is why I'm demanding an investigation and offering the proof. You can't run away from your duty forever!
Part of the proof:
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Again. this is an official USAF form with the letterhead of the 111th at the top.
In it, Col Jerry Killian and Lt Col William Harris state that George Bush left their unit on May 15th, 1972. This is false and they knew it. That is why they didn't sign it. There's no signature for Bobby Hodges either, like the three had signed his other OETRs. George Bush was indisputably in their unit until at least Sep 15th when his "orders" to Alabama finally came through. ( http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc11.gif )That these were most probably illegal orders will be proven later.
There is at least a 10 document record of George Bush's contacts with his superiors in the 111th and 147th during the time his superiors say he wasn't there:
Why are George Bush's superiors saying he wasn't there when the paper trail proves he was? Because George Bush's superiors were trying to shield George Bush from the consequences of not obeying this order: http://www.awolbush.com/documents/BushGuardmay4.pdf And so far, they have been successful.
Is that order real or not? George Bush won't say, even when asked directly, although he must know for sure. He did see his own suspension orders. Killian couldn't have been so lax as not to give him a copy and he most certainly read them to Bush, had him sign for them and gave him a copy. Every USAF officer reading this knows that's exactly what happened. Where are those orders and what do they say?
We, the American Public don't know because so far the USAF won't validate or invalidate their own documents, shamefully leaving such matters of Public Record to be decided by "bloggers" instead of by an official investigation which the law and their duty demands.
George Bush was most certainly in the 111th and 147th officially until Sep 15th, yet there is no record of him in either of these units again! What explains this discrepancy? Surely not any of his existing posted record. There are no orders or any documentation excusing or explaining this: the only validation of his attendance is in his own records, not the records of the units he was supposed to be in! How is THAT discrepancy explained? The answer: the responsible authorities are looking the other way, pretending these are "private documents.".
Then we come to the matter of his pay records covering this time: http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/gwbush/gwb72-73milpay-p1.html
Amazingly, these pay records show no attendance at all for over 6 months: April 16th, 1972 to October 28th, 1972.
This is indeed amazing because we know from the cited paper trail that George Bush was absolutely, no questions about it, part of the 111th (and the 147th) and in contact with his superiors through at least part of this time. . George Bush's superiors were aware that he was supposed to be there in their unit--yet they didn't require him to attend training meetings, indeed falsified documents to make it appear as if he had left their unit earlier than he did.
Col Killian confesses to this in the 7th document of the disputed--but not disproven!--CBS papers: http://www.awolbush.com/documents/BushGuardaugust18.pdf
The US Air Force Inspector General and USAF OSI must understand the implications of this document as well or better than I do: Col Jerry Killian is confessing to altering USAF documents, agreeing to alter USAF documents because of political pressure from his superiors. "...I will backdate but not rate..."
The "backdating but not rating" he refers to is what he did on the 72-73 OETR previously cited. He backdated George Bush's exit from the 111th on this OETR to, as he says "sugarcoat" it. This is a crime! Backdating but not rating in this case is a clear falsification of USAF documents--a commander can't enter information on an official document he clearly knows to be false, as Killian and Harris did here. And that Killian confesses to in the document cited above.
He also refuses to rate George Bush as a pilot--how could he? Bush hadn't flown in over a year and had been suspended for most of it. Killian himself performed the suspension. Yet Killian and Harris clearly avoid putting that information down. Why, if the suspension was an innocent administrative move as claimed?
Killian and Harris falsified information on this document, the proof is ironclad: they say Bush was not in their unit when he unquestionably was. They knew it was false--that's why they didn't sign it like they'd so eagerly signed his previous 2 glowing OETRs. Harris didn't sign it either.This itself should instigate an investigation.
The legitimacy of the rest of this year is well under question also. The pay records previously cited show that Bush was paid for alleged attendance on 6 days in Oct and Nov 72. These are completely different days than specified on his "orders" dated 9/15/72: http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc11.gif Some of the days he was paid for weren't even training days. There was a 10 step procedure for getting training days changed yet there is no paperwork for this. It has been alleged publicly, but never answered officially, that George Bush was not in attendance these days and the records of the 187th do not show him at all.
How was George Bush getting paid as a pilot as shown on his records for training on days which weren't even training days? What authorization was there for payment, from whom, and what was it based on? If George Bush was not attending meetings in either of these units, as his commander, Col Killian alleges in http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-09bushdocs.pdf then someone committed serious fraud on the US government, and George Bush was a knowing party to it if he cashed the paychecks for duty he didn't perform.
"Neither Lt Col Harris or I feel we can rate Lt Bush since he was not training with the 111th F.I.S. since April 1972 (24 Jun73)
and #7 ibid
"...Bush wasn't here during rating period and I don't have any feedback from the 187th in Alabama..."(18Aug73)
If these documents are proven true, then this is damning evidence of conspiracy by George Bush and his superiors, all USAF officers on official duty time, to falsify documents on his behalf to hide his dereliction of duty: his refusal to take his physical and resulting suspension.
The most questionable days of this year are the days his pay records show he was paid for in January and April of 1973.
Where was George Bush on these days that his country paid him for? Alabama or Texas? And what was he doing to earn his pilots pay, after he'd been suspended from flying? There is nothing in Bush's records but an incomplete dental form to justify 6 days of pilot duty pay. According to the 187th's records, and the commander of the the 187th, he never showed up there. His attendance there is only in his own pay records--NOT the records of the 187th. And according to his superiors in the 111th, he wasn't there either. How did George Bush get paid for these days, what did he do? With both units that he could possibly have been assigned to denying he was there, he committed fraud when he cashed the checks, if he didn't perform the duty he was paid for. Who authorized payment and based on what for these days? Whoever authorized payment committed fraud also.
Documents #6 and #7 cry out for an official investigation. Col Killian gives names and specifics of a conspiracy to alter USAF documents, the meaning could not be clearer.
In document #6, Killian is obviously responding to a request to rate Lt Bush as a pilot--this was an illegal request and Killian knows he can not do it. The recipient of this has to be then-Col Bobby Hodges, Killian's commander. If this is real and it is Hodges, it is evidence of conspiracy between them to alter Bush's documents.
Document #7, the "CYA" document is the most incriminating for the people named if it is authentic. The fact that Killian called it CYA is particularly incriminating. People don't keep a CYA file if they're behaving legally, its to cover irregularities. Killian "was covering his ass" by keeping the real correspondence about this event in case he was caught on his falsifications. He could then pass the buck to Hodges, who is right in the middle and knows every detail of Bush's suspension--he's on record confirming Killian's original order on Sep5, 1972 and his name is on many other questionable documents.
If document #7 is real, it details, in no uncertain terms the conspiracy and the main actors. "...Staudt has obviously pressured Hodges more about Bush....Harris gave me a message today from Grp [Hodges}regarding Bush's OETR and Staudt is pushing to sugarcoat it....Bush wasn't here during rating period and I don't have any feedback form the 187th in Alabama...I will backdate but won't rate. Harris agrees..."
The crime of falsification of USAF documents is truly revealed in Bush's posted papers and Killian confesses to it and implicates others in this document. If this is forged, how did the forger know what Killian and Hodges were doing?
If this document is real, it proves beyond a shadow of a doubt conspiracy to alter USAF documents by George Bush's superiors. The USAF should be investigating the crimes inherent in these documents--they (and the American Public) are the aggrieved party but evidently they have no interest in seeing if these documents are real or not and investigating their implications.
The investigative agencies of the federal government should have investigated these papers authenticity and the crimes they reveal, either forged or not, when they emerged last September. The reason your agencies are not investigating these important USAF documents is readily obvious but the USAF and the federal government are required to maintain the integrity of their documents even when its politically embarrassing. It is your duty and you must quit shirking it!
(Signed my real name and address)
DEMAND A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF THE CBS PAPERS!!
Here's more from past correspondence and diaries
This story is complex and multilayered--I'll give you an outline of my study of the situation from the very beginning all the way up to the present day, then the storyline and then a lengthy amplification including references to Bush's documents. I would be glad to present this information in any way that suits you so long as the facts and narrative remain the same. Please ask for further amplification or references if you like.
>Bush's flight suspension
The reason for it
Analysis of all the known paperwork
The pressure to "sugarcoat" it
>The coverup of Bush's suspension
The falsification of his documents
Lechliter's report: http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/opinion/lechliter.pdf
Other obvious falsities
The way the coverup worked
The main characters of the coverup and their parts
What they said about it then
What they say about it now and why.
>The CBS/Killian/Bush suspension documents release by CBS
Bush and his Administration's amazing nonresponse
Analysis of the papers, their meaning and mesh into the known paper trail.
Why and how they became "private papers" instead of the federal, military documents that they actually are
The media and internet blitz
The false allegations of falsity
Why they are false
Where they came from
Burkett and his first story
Burkett and subsequent stories
The inadequacies of the CBS "investigation"
>The lack of any federal investigation and why
>The resulting discrediting of the Mainstream media and the elevation of conservative bloggers to the role of "facts checkers"
As you can see, this is a complex, multilayered story that covers a lot of time--decades, and hundreds of pages of text and testimony. It is the unraveling of a complex record that has been confused, altered and lied about by highly paid experts for years.
But the truth is there at the bottom. And the proof.
This, as briefly as possible, is the outline of the story:
Despite starting his career as a pilot with every advantage a son of a wealthy Congressman could have, George Bush ended his career as a pilot suspended from flying, stripped of his qualifications and medals, after completing only 5 years, 4 months and 5 days of a 6 year obligation as it plainly states on his discharge. He did not fly at all the last year and a half of his service (April 15, 1972 to Oct1st, 1973.) and was suspended for over a year of that. (see it on his discharge: http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/ANG22.gif )
He was suspended for "failing to take his physical," which was his duty--to fail to do your duty is dereliction of duty. The obvious reason for his refusal to take his physical is that it would have revealed drug abuse, most probably cocaine. If his physical had revealed drug abuse, automatic procedures would have resulted that ended his career as a pilot in disgrace. There is no legitimate reason for Bush's suspension in his paperwork.
Instead of convening a Flight Evaluation Board and disciplining Bush as per orders and procedures, his superiors falsified documents that showed him kept on the books of the 111th as a pilot until his discharge although he never flew after 4/15/72. He is only listed as a pilot, with no hint of "equivalent service" throughout, and his discharge proves he had no other skill. His superiors falsification of his documents kept him paid as a pilot (with flight pay) for over a year after he was suspended from flying, when he should have been reclassified and disciplined, and allowed him to be honorably discharged as a pilot, awarding him points for pilot duty he never performed--could not have performed because he was suspended from doing so.
Bush has always been dishonest about his service, refusing to give any details of his suspension personally. He has only had his surrogates and aides defend his record, never taking part himself, although he obviously has more first hand knowledge of events in his career than anyone else. He has never given a full account of this although it ended his career as a pilot..
He obviously took part in the process of his suspension. He did not acknowledge it in his autobiography, saying he flew with his unit for "several years"--he did not, unless 22 months is counted as "several years." The reasons for his suspension as given by his aides are false, such as the notion that he was suspended because his aircraft was being phased out, or that he wanted his family doctor to do it. Bush has NO ONE to back up his story and all his paper work to discredit it.
The Bush Administration, only under intense public pressure, released most of his documents on Feb 11, 2004. They presented them to the media in a completely jumbled mess, in no order including and especially chronologically, many of them repetitive, on a Friday afternoon on the end of the news week, which is their favorite tactic when they want to bury some news. They did this to hide what was there, what wasn't there, and to confuse analysis.
Confirmation of Bush's suspension was acknowledged then, although his aides are on record as denying it previously. The September 29th confirmation emerged into the public eye then but not Hodges and Martin's Sep 5 confirmation of it. This is still unknown among most websites (reference given below) and is a smoking gun because it proves that Hodges and Martin had personal knowledge of Killian's written order--theyre confirming it! And so does Bush, it's incredible to suggest he doesn't know what his own suspension order looked like nor that he didn't speak to Killian about it.
On Sep 9, 2004, CBS broadcast it's now famous (or infamous) segment on the Killian Papers. Almost immediately--within hours--in a massive media and internet blitz,over 50 allegations of the documents falsity emerged--complex, detailed analysis, and supposedly written only a few hours from the papers release. But not from the White House, this came from conservative bloggers and they were evidently passed through Jeff Gannon and other known Republican political operatives.
George Bush and his administration at NO time called these documents false, although they--and only they--have first hand knowledge of the true circumstances of Bush's suspension. They could have just come out front with Bush and his surviving chain of command (Hodges and Martin) and given their alternate version of the event--which they all participated in--but they did not, nor have they ever. The WH only said that, if true, they show that the President was working with his superiors to perform his duty" They have not denied them to be real to this day nor, amazingly, have they called for any official investigation of these allegedly forged federal documents which, if forged, libel Bush in the extreme(and Killian, Staudt and Hodges also)
Somewhere, either CBS or the Administration started calling them "private papers" of Jerry Killian from a "secret CYA file" (Cover Your Ass) he allegedly kept.
Using nothing but the bloggers allegations of falsity (fonts, signature blocks, etc) the Conservative bloggers and theBush Administration got the CBS report completely retracted (but NOT disproved!)and the responsible people fired. CBS had their own investigation which did not prove or disprove the Killian documents, only fired the responsible people for "rushing to judgement" and for not knowing the source of the documents.
Because of these documents alleged falsity, the mainstream media took a tremendous blow to their credibility, from which they have never recovered, which sank even further down after the Newsweek "Koran Debacle"
And all without any official investigation at all. The Bush Administration has won completely--without ever proving a thing.
Why would they NOT investigate these papers, that allegedly libel the President? What possible reason could there be for not investigating them? The Republicans control the federal government completely, including all investigative agencies, like the FBI and the USAF Office of Special Investigations.
The answer can only be because they are real and very incriminating to Bush and his surviving chain of command.. And that is what I can and will prove.
The Bush Administration has pulled off one of the biggest hoaxes ever on the American people by getting these papers declared false without any official investigation that the gravity of the situation demands. These are allegedly forged USAF orders that, if forged, libel the President of the United States! And no Republican has even suggested an official investigation of allegedly false papers that libel their beloved president!
"I smell a rat in Denmark." Shakespeare
Let me start with what the world already knows well: George Bush was suspended from flying on Aug 1st 1972 by his commander, Jerry Killian. Killian wrote a memo about this stating what he did and his reasons, calling for convening of a flight board and forwarded it up the chain of command, as he was required to do.
These 2 documents are confirmation documents of Killian's suspension: http://www.usatoday.com/news/bushdocs/11-4_2004_Personnel_File.pdf document #11 and http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/grounded.gif
In the first, dated 9/5/72 Then-Col Bobby Hodges and Then-Major Rufus Martin confirm the date of Bush's suspension-Aug 1st, 1972 and call for a flight Board to be convened and orders to be published as per Para 2-29m AFM 35-13. The second confirmation also gives us the date:8/1/72, also calls for a Flight Evaluation Board but also tells us that the suspension was done by his commander verbally (i.e. face to face). on that date: 8/1/72. This would have to be Killian. Hodges confirmation is dated over a month afterward and did not state that he delivered the orders verbally, as the Sep 29th one says happened Hodges wouldn't have been the one to suspend Bush, it would have been his immediate commander: Killian. If Hodges had written the original suspension orders, he would have given his reasons and his actions--like Killian did.
Conservative bloggers and talk people denied that AFM 35-13 even exists as debunked in my Kos Diary: Debunkers Debunked: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/1/7/114253/7435 Point#50
It did indeed exist (the numbering is different now) and here it is: http://www.glcq.com/regs/35-13_1971.pdf
So both of the confirming documents call for remedies under Para 2-29m AFM 35-13--that a flight board be convened or a report written and action taken
And so does Jerry Killian: http://www.awolbush.com/documents/BushGuardaugust1.pdf
But the flight board evidently never happened--who quashed it and why? How was the flight board gotten around? I will cover this later (short answer: they cooked the books)
Bobby Hodges' confirmation is an Air Force order. The ARPC confirmation is a US Air Force order. And so is the one I cited above, Jerry Killian's, either real or forged, it is a US Air Force order and the USAF and the federal government are responsible for its accuracy. They must confirm or deny it officially..
Look closely at it: It has letterhead of a US Air Force unit, the 111th FIS, it describes official US Air Force communication and procedures and it is initialed by the commander of the 111th FIS in performance of his duty as commander of that unit. This is a US Air Force document, forged or not and the US Air Force--and the entire Federal Government-- is shirking its duty to maintain the integrity of its documents by not investigating it and verifying or denying it and prosecuting the forgers.
Forgery of federal, military documents and passing them is a serious federal offense. Is the US Air Force good to go about someone typing the letterhead of a USAF unit on a document, falsifying important information about one of the world's most important recent historical figures(who was then an Air Force officer) and then forging the commanders initials on it?? (full signature on other documents) Aren't they going to even investigate this? It passes belief but evidently so. This is amazing!! Bizarre!!
One thing we know for sure is that George Bush knew the minute he looked at it (actually before) whether this was real or not--he's seen it before: on August 1st, 1972. Or the real ones if these are false. The second confirmation , datedSep 29, 1972, puts Bush in the same room as Killian on Aug 1st, 1972 ("verbal order from the commander...") going over his suspension. So George Bush has to know what his real suspension papers looked like-he talked to Killian about it--"verbally." Air Force procedure would have had Killian reading the orders to Bush, then having Bush sign for them. And then forwarding them up the chain of command as the confirmation documents prove did happen
There's NO way that George Bush can say that he wasn't there on Aug 1st, 1972 for his flight suspension--and he never has. George Bush has not denied that these are real YET! Over 9 months after these papers came out! And neither has anyone else in his administration.
This also passes belief--if the papers are forged.
This will be covered further, also.
So we know for sure that George Bush was suspended by his commander, Jerry Killian on Aug 1st, 1972. Killian had to write a memo to his superiors concerning his actions on that day--it is the base document that these 2 confirmation orders are confirming.
WHERE IS THE REAL KILLIAN DOCUMENT IF THIS ONE IS FALSE AND WHAT DOES IT SAY? Why is it not in George Bush's files? Why has the Air Force (and the whole federal government) completely ignored these purportedly forged USAF orders?
Because the Bush administration, and most of the media are calling them "private Papers" like Killian was scrapbooking Bush memorabilia. This is part of the media manipulation and I will answer these questions in this report.
This claim is absurd--they obviously represent US Air Force suspension orders and the importance of them in the situation is as USAF suspension orders--part of the public record. Its not like Bush getting caught with crib notes at an exam, these documents comprise almost the whole narrative of Bush's quitting flying, getting suspended, and details some of the falsifying of documents done on Bush's behalf: ("I will backdate but not rate....") Jerry Killian.
The proof that Bush's superiors altered his records to hide the consequences of his dereliction of duty--refusing to take his physical-- is overwhelming. I refer here first , in part, to Lt Col Gerald Lechliter's report for the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/opinion/lechliter.pdf which proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Bush's superiors "cooked his books" i.e.falsified documents and defrauded the government. This is a must read for anyone studying the Bush military record, it gives complete details of the fraud. The media, other than the NY Times, ignored this almost completely, preferring to repeat the lies of the SwiftBoat faction and giving George Bush's service record no scrutiny at all.
The surest, most ironclad proof that Bush's superiors altered his record is in his OETR of May 1973, covering his previous year. During this year, Bush did not fly once and was suspended from flying for failing to take his physical for 8 months of it.
Pg 1: http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc4.gif
Pg 2: http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc9.gif
It says: "Lt Bush has not been observed at this unit during the time of this report. A civilian occupation made it necessary for him to move to Montgomery Alabama He cleared this base on 15 May, 1972 and has been performing equivalent training in a nonflying status with the 187th Tac Recon grp, Donnelly AFB, Alabama."
This is obviously false which is almost certainly the reason that Harris and Killian didn't sign it--they knew it was false. They had to, there was a paper trail showing Bush clearly in the 111th until Sept 15th, 1972, when Bush's "orders" for Alabama came. There are 8 other documents showing Bush in the 111th until then including :
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc7.gif Bush's first request for transfer may 24th, 1972
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc6.gif Al ANG's approval
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc25.gif TX ANG's approval6/72 date obscure
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc5.gif AFHQ turns down his request (date obscure, probably early June)
http://www.awolbush.com/documents/BushGuardaugust1.pdf Killian's suspension of Bush 8/1/72
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/doc2.gif Bush's 2d request for transfer 9/5/72
http://www.usatoday.com/news/bushdocs/11-4_2004_Personnel_File.pdf document #11 Also--and suspiciously--dated 9/5/72Hodges and Martin's confirmation of Bush's suspension on 8/1/72. These 2 events, the confirmation and transfer request happened ON THE SAME DAY! At the same address!
http://www.cis.net/~coldfeet/doc11.gif Bush's :orders to Alabama 9/15/72
http://users.cis.net/coldfeet/grounded.gif ARPC's confirmation of Killian's suspension.
Dated, 9/29/72, they think Bush is still in the 111th, indicating they weren't advised of his transfer, like they were required to be. This indicates that Bush's transfer request did NOT go through the chain of command like before, meaning that, if ARPC was not advised of the transfer, it was illegal.
Notice that George Bush always got every one of his requests acted on within days of his requests, something that will confound any military veteran and that his superiors always agreed with his requests instantly, even when they were illegal.. This is just one of many examples of special treatment Bush got. Everybody else had to wait months for transfer requests.
There are 8 documents of the paper trail proving Bush was in their unit, and supposed to be in their unit until Sep 15, 1972 but Harris and Killian have their name on a document that says Bush wasn't there during this time. And, not surprisingly, Bush's pay records agree with them: http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/gwbush/gwb72-73milpay-p1.html
George Bush was not paid for any days from 4/16/72 through 10/28/72, over 6 months. No records of the 111th show him attending any training, nor does the 187th in contradiction to his pay records.
So he wasn't attending training and he wasn't getting paid. But he was in contact with his superiors: they were handling his paperwork, approving his transfer requests, suspending him and confirming his suspension. So the statement that Lt Bush has not been observed at this unit during this time is completely false in that aspect. This is highly suspicious: Killian and Harris have their names on a falsified document (but NOT, suspiciously, SIGNED!) Hodges name is also not on these papers like Bush's 2 previous glowing OETR reports. They, and Hodges and Martin are parties to fraud, undertaken no doubt, because of political influence on their careers.
Further: Bush is listed as a pilot: "Pilot. Fighter Interceptor level Pilots F102 aircraft and performs airborne intercepts as required by assigned missions." Again false and completely misleading. Bush didn't fly at all during this whole year and was suspended for 8 months of it, and they knew it, but he is still listed as a pilot--and is getting paid as a pilot for over a year after he was suspended from flying--this is fraud! Killian and Harris know he was suspended but there's no mention of it at all. They are trying to ignore the suspension and keep him listed as a pilot when he was clearly not.
It also shoots down Bush's claim of "equivalent service" it should be listed here if he did anything but be a pilot
Now we come to the absolute incriminating part for George Bush.: if this document is taken at face value, it proves George Bush never came back from Alabama after he left. No paper yet has emerged that extends Bush's stay in Alabama other than the 2 weekends in Oct and Nov:
But Bush was paid--as a Pilot!--for 6 days in Jan 1973 and 2 days in April 1973.
Where was George Bush on these days, Alabama or Texas?? Neither unit has any record of him at all, the only backup he has is in his own pay records. Alabama has no record of him and his 111th superiors completely disavow him during this period. So how was he getting paid as a pilot? From which unit? And for doing what??
I agree with Lechliters' much more thorough report:George Bush was fraudulently paid for pilot duty he did not perform--could NOT have performed. And he was discharged based on points given to him for these and other fraudulent days, thereby making his discharge a fraud.
His superiors falsified documents to keep him on the books as a pilot and to give him credit for duty he did not perform. His discharge was obtained fraudulently. And George Bush colluded with his superiors every step of the way.
The reason that the White House peremptorily dropped Bush's papers on the public in a completely jumbled fashion on Feb 10, 2004, with no explanation or narrative, can only be that they wanted to further confuse the record. The simple, honorable way to explain any discrepancies in your record is to gather it all in a logical way, give a narrative and explain any discrepancies. This is what any honorable person who was proud of his record would do. Why then the Jumble and the Stonewall? They were trying to hide what isn't there (which may have been removed illegally) and to confuse further analysis of what IS there. Why do this to a record you say you're proud of--if you really ARE proud of it? The answer can only be that they are trying to hide something.
What are they trying to hide? The first thing to do is print out all the Bush records, every one of them and then put them in chronological order. Then you understand.
Killian's original order for Bush's suspension--which HAD to be written, is missing. The 2 confirmation documents are there but not the document the other 2 are based on.
I will now have to backtrack to demonstrate how the Killian documents mesh with Bush's known record. I wanted to get solid proof of Bush's superiors falsifications out front. I will return to them later
The Killian documents are given at: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-09-09bushdocs.pdf
#1 is the memo to Harris asking for an update on Bush and Bath's flight status. Not uncoincidently, both these men were later suspended from flying for failing to take their physicals.
Bath is worth study himself, I believe much could be answered from an FOIA on his records--How was his suspension handled, and more importantly, what typewriter was it written on and what did Killian say about that? Bath later became very involved with Bush politically and in business.
In considering the veracity of this document, we must ask: why would someone forge it? Why would someone forge an innocent document? The answer could be that they were trying to forge a whole chain of memos, giving a narrative of a certain incident in Bush's life but this is highly improbable. Only someone who had the supreme self confidence that he could produce a series of forgeries that would confound all the investigative agencies of the federal government would have tried that, Whoever forged it could not have known in advance that the federal government would refuse to investigate it.. In addition, he would have to know a good deal about Bush's military history, his commanders and AF SOP that only a few people would have known. He would have had to be a real intimate to the situation and given that we know the main characters involved in the situation, it is highly unlikely that any of them would be able to do it.
The document indicates that Killian had advance notice that Bush was going to have trouble passing his physical. Notice it has his initials on it for forensic verification. The USAF and FBI--ALL federal investigative agencies have big departments created to investigate forged federal documents but surprisingly, have evinced no interest in this.
#2 is the first of the highly incriminating ones for Bush--the order to take his physical. It is important to note that, like the Suspension order, it has letterhead of a USAF unit, it is official USAF communications and is signed full signature of the commander of that unit in performance of his duty--yet the White House and the compliant media call it a "private document" and the USAF nor anyone else in the federal government have not investigated it as a forgery. They may know something most of the rest of the world doesn't: it's real.
This must have happened and the person most verifying it is Bush:
from http://www.topplebush.com/article32_military.shtml ."The White House did not answer whether Bush disobeyed a direct order to take the exam. Bush won final approval to train for three months with an Alabama unit a month after he had already been suspended as a pilot. " [actually 6 weeks] (same quote at: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/09/30/politics/main646621.shtml )
Why did he leave that one unanswered? Because it is one of the keys to the whole mess. George Bush would have answered in the negative if there was any way he could!
Dan Bartlett's obfuscation is a classic example of beating around the bush about the order: http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040914-123012-3759r.htm I won't spend much time here refuting it, though I will if asked--it's a classic example of White House spin about this--just notice how many times he tries to use the Killian documents to exonerate Bush and mislead about their meaning and importance. Notice also how although the article says "Bush says he did not disobey direct order," it is in fact Bartlett who is saying it--and being very confusing about it. Bush doesn't say it, nor has he ever! A simple Yes or No would have sufficed--either he did or he didn't!-- but look how well Bartlett casts doubt and confuses the issue without saying either one. And the Moonie owned WT says Bush said it--this is an excellent example of the spin around this issue. Why wouldn't Bush just come out and say "Of Course not!" if he could? Answer: he couldn't!
So Bush refused to answer the question: was he ordered to take his physical? The ONLY reason why he left that unanswered has to be because he was. And no one would know better than George Bush.
If he WAS ordered to take his physical, then we must take this as genuine until proven false because it is the only known representation of that order and it appears genuine. He MUST answer that question--or have it answered for him. America has a right to know if their President disobeyed a direct order to take his physical--and it has not been answered yet.
The fact that this AP quote was buried at the bottom in all the articles tells how well the placement of it worked--the media ignored it and the public never became aware of it. And the WT says Bush denied it, though he never did. Bartlett didn't even deny it convincingly, he could only use misinterpretation of the Killian documents to explain it.
If George Bush was ordered to take his physical, he disobeyed that direct order. He never took his physical again. Bush's strategy all along is to depict his flight suspension as normal military procedure but then why the falsification of documents and the unexplained absences if the suspension was innocent?
Because one thing important to remember here is during the entire 6+ months from April 16th 1972 to October 28th, Bush was not getting paid, (http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/gwbush/gwb72-73milpay-p1.html ) nor was he attending training meetings, including the 12 day annual in August--yet records already given prove he was in contact with his superiors this whole time. And there's the issue of his immediate commanders saying he wasn't there the whole year, including this time--when they are on record as communicating with him--suspending him, approving his requests.
At some point, George Bush HAD to tell his commanders that he was not going to take his physical. Bartlett, in the WT article given above, says he talked about it to his commanders in advance and he probably did--that's the meaning of the first document in this sequence: Killian knew what was coming. That in no way negates document # 3.
The trouble with trying to disprove this document is that every word is true and could only have been written by a real intimate to the situation.
Taken line by line:
(1)"Discussed options of how Bush can get out of coming to drill from now until November" This is what the record shows happened. George Bush's posted pay records http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/gwbush/gwb72-73milpay-p1.html show no pay from April 16, 1972 through Oct 28, 1972, more than 6 full months. ANG records do not show him participating in ANY capacity in ANY ANG unit until his discharge Oct 1st, 1973 (reference given above) Bush has to answer to where he was during this 6 months, there is nothing in his record to indicate participation. This itself should launch an investigation--a serviceman has to be able to account for his time if he was serving honorably!
(2)"Says he wants to transfer to Alabama to any unit he can get into. Says he is working on another campaign for his dad" Again, this is the record as his subsequent requests for transfer, dated 5/24/72 and 9/5/72, show. He requested transfer twice to nonflying units and his stated reason was to work on an Alabama Senatorial campaign
(3)" We talked about his getting his flight physical situation fixed before his date.
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