The Legacy Of George H.W. Bush
Corruption Is the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor
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This is a follow-up to Clowns in America, School of Assassins and Dictators, The Shadow Game, Shadow Government Exposed and Follow the Money, an introduction into the seedy origins and consequences of the CIA.
How much of our history is a lie?
How many times have we been convinced that our leaders were doing something noble and for our benefit, only to find out later, that none of the promises were ever meant to be kept? How many times have the American people been sold a “bill of goods”?
What does the term “sold a bill of goods mean”?
Do you want a perfect example?
There was something that happened in 1992 when George H.W. Bush was president that became a major topic of debate and later would be touted as one of his “greatest achievements.”
The shadow government deployed a narrative that would focus on the perceived benefits for everyone involved, but the results would tell a completely different story.
What was it?
The North American Free Trade Agreement. (NAFTA)
Was it just about free trade? Or was it about something much bigger?
According to The Washington Post:
In the obituaries, George H.W. Bush is remembered as the president who oversaw the collapse of the Soviet Union.
But the leader, who died this weekend, had another major foreign policy achievement: He was a champion of free trade and a key architect of globalization, a legacy in danger under the Trump administration.
Do you remember when Bush started the big push for free trade? It would become a major narrative push by all the presidents that followed him, including his son, George W. Bush.
Free trade was a purposeful narrative controlled by the shadow government. It was a convincing strategy at the time, and it garnered support from many Americans who believed in a more “fair” trading system worldwide.
But was it really about fairness?
More from the Washington Post:
Bush saw trade as a tool for increasing international cooperation and peace, and he advocated for a liberalized economy.
“If democracy is to be consolidated, the gulfs that separate the few who are very rich from the many who are very poor, that divide civilian from military institutions, that split citizens of European heritage from indigenous peoples, these gulfs must be bridged,” he said shortly after signing the North American Free Trade Agreement in December 1992. “Economic reform must ensure upward mobility and new opportunities for a better life for all citizens of the Americas.”
These quotes from Bush, after signing the NAFTA trade deal, reveal the shadow government’s push for a specific narrative meant to gain the approval of the American people. Bush said the purpose of the deal was to remove the “gulf” between the few rich people and the many poor people. That’s a narrative to convince the American people to support the deal.
People were also told that the trade deal would help reform the economies of these countries, and it was supposed to “ensure” three specific things:
A better life.
It was being sold to the American people as a way to close the massive wealth gap between the rich and the poor of these nations.
How do you think it worked out?
Do you think NAFTA helped to close that “gulf” that seemed to be getting larger all the time?
Was that even the purpose?
Or was that just another “red herring” argument that the shadow government would use in order to distract the American people from the real truth?
More from The Washington Post article:
His biggest accomplishment, though, was the negotiation of NAFTA, and he signed the accord just a month before leaving office.
It was the result of years of work.
“I think free trade is going to expand our job opportunity,” Bush said at a 1992 presidential debate. “I think it is exports that have saved us when we’re in a recession. We need more free-trade agreements.”
NAFTA would become a model for international trade deals around the world. It “was the template for dozens of trade deals done by the United States and other countries,” Robert E. Scott, the Economic Policy Institute’s chief economist, told my colleagues.
It’s a legacy that Trump seemed hellbent on reversing. As a candidate, he called the deal “an absolute catastrophe for our country.” “NAFTA has to be totally gotten rid of. Something has to happen with NAFTA,” he said in 2016.
Bush signed NAFTA a month before leaving office, and it would become a “model” for future trade agreements.
Was it just another CIA template?
Trump knew the day he was elected how important it was to get rid of these corrupt trade deals.
But there was a bigger reason Trump was going after these trade deals, and it had nothing to do with “free or fair trade” or bringing manufacturing back to the United States.
But what exactly was the trade deal?
According to Britannica:
NAFTA’s main provisions called for the gradual reduction of tariffs, customs duties, and other trade barriers between the three members, with some tariffs being removed immediately and others over periods of as long as 15 years. The agreement ensured eventual duty-free access for a vast range of manufactured goods and commodities traded between the signatories. “National goods” status was provided to products imported from other NAFTA countries, banning any state, local, or provincial government from imposing taxes or tariffs on such goods.
NAFTA was intended to lift tariffs, duties and trade barriers, in order to increase trade.
Why did the shadow government, controlled by Bush, want to increase trade to Mexico and Canada?
Barriers are the key.
Why lift all those barriers?
Was it about tariffs, or was it about the free “flow” of goods? What was going to be allowed to “flow freely?”
These goods from NAFTA countries would be declared “National Goods” and be free from state or local government control.
Why is that a big deal?
Why would limited government control over goods traded between Mexico, the U.S. and Canada be so important to the shadow government?
I’ll ask the question again.
Is NAFTA just about free trade?
Who were the leaders that signed the NAFTA trade deal?
The three leaders were George H.W. Bush, the Canadian Prime, Minister Brian Mulroney and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.
Mexico is the key.
Who is Carlos Salinas de Gortari?
He was Mexico’s 60th president and leader of the controlling political party in Mexico called the Institutional Revolutionary Party. (PRI)
He was a very powerful politician and became very popular with his economic reforms, including NAFTA.
What else did he do besides NAFTA?
President Salinas oversaw the biggest privatization program in Mexico, and it was directly connected to NAFTA.
According to the New York Times:
When Mexico first said it was going to sell off or shut down its vast network of Government-run businesses, many people were skeptical, thinking they had heard such promises before from third-world governments that ran bloated industrial bureaucracies.
A decade later, Mexico is nearing the end of one of the most sweeping sales of state companies in the world. In all, the Government has sold or dissolved more than 80 percent of the 1,155 businesses it once ran.
Privatization became a huge push worldwide, and it wasn’t just in Mexico—the global cabal of puppet masters were behind it.
More from the New York Times:
The savings on debt payments have also enabled Mexico to spend more on social programs and move ahead with even bolder economic reforms, including negotiation of a North American Free Trade Agreement with the United States.
But there are signs that the privatization program has aggravated many problems instead of easing them. For example, whittling back government industry has cost more than 400,000 jobs since 1983, causing widespread social hardship.
In addition, getting government out of business did not always lead to greater efficiency, more competition or a better life for ordinary Mexicans. In many cases, the new private owners have proved to be just as unresponsive to workers and consumers as the old government bureaucrats.
"The booty of privatization has made multimillionaires of 13 families, while the rest of the population -- some 80 million Mexicans -- has been subjected to the same gradual impoverishment as though they had suffered through a war," a columnist, Alvaro Cepeda Neri, wrote in La Jornada, a leftist Mexico City newspaper.
Privatization didn’t create competition at all. It just transferred ownership of the monopolies from the government into private hands.
It made multimillionaires out of a few people in Mexico and drove up costs, which helped to impoverish the rest of the population.
Salinas launched the privatization of Mexican industries in order to set up for the coming NAFTA agreement that would happen a few years later.
It is really important to understand this main point:
This was all part of a grand plan by Bush’s shadow government, and the real purpose was kept hidden from the American people for a reason. The truth is going to be hard to swallow for a lot of people.
Salinas needed to privatize a lot of industries in Mexico “before” the NAFTA deal went into effect.
All of the wealth was going to be concentrated into a few hands, and then the borders were going to be opened for trade. But hoarding the wealth was just a benefit of the plan, not the main purpose.
What was the purpose?
According to The Washington Post:
In early November, Salinas listed his many accomplishments in a speech any outgoing president would be delighted to make. A budget deficit that exceeded 12 percent of GDP when he began in 1988 was now showing a slight surplus. Inflation, averaging 108 percent for the 12 months of 1988, will be around 7 percent for 1994. Banks nationalized in 1982 were privatized again, with nearly 50 new foreign currency financial institutions licensed to compete with the revived private sector.
Don’t miss that last part!
One of the most important aspects to this privatization plan was to once again privatize the banking system in Mexico.
I’ll come back to that important part of the story.
Salinas was touting his achievements, but failed to mention one of the bigger ones.
What was it?
More from The Washington Post:
The outgoing president spared few words, however, on the growing divisions in Mexico. During the Salinas regime, 24 individuals or families landed on the list of the world's billionaires published by Forbes magazine in July, and at least four more billionaires have been identified since then. In 1991, Mexico had just two billionaires.
The year before the NAFTA agreement, Mexico only had two billionaires. When Salinas left office, there were now 28 billionaires. That’s not just a coincidence.
The Salinas presidency created the rise of the Mexican robber barons.
Who are they?
There were several, but I want to focus on just one.
I’m sure you’ve probably heard of him even though he likes to keep a low profile. He was once considered the richest man in the world.
His name is Carlos Slim. He’s actually good friends with President Salinas.
According to Wired:
MEXICO'S ECONOMY MAY be on the skids, but it's a bull market for investors in the telecommunications business. Especially if you're connected.
During the six years that his friend Carlos Salinas de Gortari was president of Mexico, financier Carlos Slim Helú never seemed to make a wrong move. He bought companies at rock-bottom prices, sold stocks when they peaked, founded new ventures with powerful allies. But the key to Slim's meteoric rise through the ranks of the wealthy was the sweet deal he got on his 1990 purchase of Telmex - Teléfonos de México - the national telephone monopoly. In the early 1990s, Telmex was one of the most profitable companies in the world. Slim's personal fortune ballooned to US$4.4 billion, or 26.9 billion pesos, in 1994.
Carlos Slim was allowed to purchase the telephone “monopoly” in Mexico, and guess what? It never stopped being a monopoly on the local level, and it made him a very wealthy man. He was buying lots of companies at rock bottom prices, but the telephone company was his biggest money maker. His good friend, president Salinas, didn’t just sell the company to him at a really low price, he also did something else.
What was it?
More from Wired:
In 1990, when President Salinas put Telmex on the auction block as part of his drive to privatize inefficient state companies, Mexican telecom was so retrograde that it had no where to go but up. Slim took control of Telmex with a $1.76 billion bid for 20.4 percent of the company's stock; conveniently, just after the bid was accepted, the government authorized a 40 percent rate increase for local service. The rate increase was such a dramatic windfall for Telmex that when the new revenue figures were made public in early 1991, the company's stock began a long, steady climb into the stratosphere. The generous policies of his good friend Salinas meant that Slim was guaranteed a private monopoly on long-distance service until 1997.
Salinas selling Carlos Slim the telephone monopoly wasn’t enough, as he also “authorized a 40 percent rate increase for local service.” That massively increased Slim’s profits along with his stock price, while the Mexican people got poorer.
Corruption at its finest.
Here’s another interesting fact: Did you know that Carlos Slim was a member of the Carlos Salinas election committee when he was running for president? Connections mean everything in a corrupt kleptocracy. Carlos Slim supported Salinas’ campaign and then was handsomely rewarded once he became president.
Salinas was elected president in 1988, the same year that George H.W. Bush was elected president.
Do you think that was just a coincidence?
How about this headline?
Ex-President in Mexico Casts New Light on Rigged 1988 Election
According to The New York Times:
In an autobiography that began circulating in Mexico this week, Mr. de la Madrid sheds more light on that dark night in Mexico's history. What he reveals is not new, political analysts said. But in 850 pages, Mr. de la Madrid's memoirs give the firmest confirmation to date of one of this country's biggest open secrets: the presidential elections of 1988 were rigged.
Mexico had been a one-party system for many decades. That wasn’t a coincidence. The CIA had controlled the Mexican government for a long time. They weren’t going to let the votes by the Mexican people change that.
More from The New York Times:
Initial results from areas around the capital showed that Mr. Salinas was losing badly to the opposition leader Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas.
Thus began the frantic staging of a fraudulent victory.
On election night 1988, Mr. de la Madrid said, the secretary of the interior advised him that the initial results were running heavily against the PRI. The public demanded returns, Mr. de la Madrid wrote. And rather than giving them, the government lied and said the computer system tabulating the votes had crashed.
The PRI was losing the election badly, so they announced that the tabulators had crashed, thus preventing the voters from knowing the true vote totals. They then declared Salinas the winner.
Guess what happened after that?
More from The New York Times:
Three years later, in an alliance between the PRI and the conservative National Action Party, the Mexican Congress ordered the ballots of the 1988 election burned, and the only hard evidence of the fraud committed that July night went up in smoke.
The Mexican uni-party to the rescue!
As we look back in history, it’s important to understand that there are people in Mexico and all throughout Central and South America that have been victimized for generations by a shadow government set up by Bush.
Speaking of Bush, there’s another interesting connection he has in Mexico.
Have you ever heard of the Federal Security Directorate? (DFS)
What is it?
According to Wikipedia:
The Dirección Federal de Seguridad (Federal Security Directorate, DFS) was a Mexican intelligence agency and secret police. It was created in 1947 under Mexican president Miguel Alemán Valdés with the assistance of U.S. intelligence agencies (namely the CIA) as part of the Truman Doctrine of Soviet Containment, with the duty of preserving the internal stability of Mexico against all forms of subversion and terrorist threats. It was merged into the Centro de Investigación y Seguridad Nacional (CISEN) in 1985.
During the period from 1968 to the late 1970s (a period called the Mexican Dirty War), the DFS was accused of illegal detentions, torture, assassinations and forced disappearances. At least 347 complaints were received by the United Nations related to Mexican state crimes from 1960 to 1980.
The CIA helped create and train the Mexican intelligence agency and secret police who were accused of illegal detentions, torture, assassinations and disappearances.
It sure sounds like they were trained with the same CIA training manuals used at the School of the Americas. (SOA)
Wikipedia says that it merged into CISEN, but a lot of other articles claim DFS was disbanded in 1985, and it wasn’t because of all the civil rights abuses it was committing on the Mexican people.
What was the reason?
More from Wikipedia:
Multiple agents were suspected (and later confirmed) of having links with criminal organizations, which included top members like Miguel Nazar Haro and Arturo "El Negro" Durazo Moreno. Other infamous former agents includes Rafael Aguilar Guajardo, founding member of the Juárez Cartel and Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, who became one of the leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, which in 2021 was named as the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world.
Does it surprise you that members of the Mexican intelligence agency, trained by the CIA, would become founders and leaders of some of the biggest drug cartels in Mexico?
It’s not a coincidence at all.
Did you know that Carlos Slim’s older brother Julian was a member of DFS?
Just a coincidence?
Carlos Slim’s full name is Carlos Slim Helú. Did you know he’s of Lebanese descent? His parents were Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. They are part of that huge Lebanese diaspora group I talked about in a previous article when I was focusing on Hezbollah.
I’m sure that’s probably just a coincidence, too.
Carlos Slim is not only a very private individual, but he is also part of the protected class. He’s constantly portrayed as a savvy businessman, but there was an interesting thing I’ve dug up that has never gotten any attention.
Did you know he was mentioned in “Wikileaks”?
According to teleSur:
Mexican reporter, writer and filmmaker Diego Enrique Osorno recently published a book of one of the world's “allegedly” richest people, Mexican businessman Carlos Slim, who in 2011 was linked to drug trafficking by a DEA agent. In his book, Osorno writes that former Mexican presidents were “very fearful” of speaking about Slim. In March, Forbes said he was second only to Bill Gates in terms of riches, with a fortune hovering near US$80 billion.
WikiLeaks recently revealed emails dated April 2011 that confirm that Slim is involved in drug trafficking.
The first email is by Anya Alfano of global intelligence agency Strategic Forecasting, Inc., who was tasked with addressing Dell’s concerns about Slim. She wrote to Stratfor’s head of intelligence, Fred Burton:
“Do we have any information about where Carlos Slim fits into the [drug) cartel dynamics that we’ve seen in Mexico? … Should clients have any concerns about dealing with him professionally?”
Burton then asks DEA Special Agent William F. Dionne the question:
“Billy, is the MX billionaire Carlos Slim linked to the narcos?”
Dionne replies, “Regarding your question, the MX telecommunication billionaire is.”
According to a DEA special agent, Carlos Slim has ties to drug cartels. He was a supporter of Salinas and a member of his campaign committee.
In Mexico, presidents are elected to one six-year term and the PRI political party had ruled the country for at least 70 years before Vicente Fox was elected. It was a one party system for decades, and the outgoing president would literally hand pick his successor.
It was a perfect recipe for corruption and graft. What better place for CIA drug cartels to set up shop?
President Salinas became a very popular president in Mexico, and his big economic reforms were creating a great legacy for him. But then his whole world came crashing down and he fled the country.
According to Frontline:
Carlos Salinas de Gortari was president of Mexico from 1988 to December 1994. He was the ruling PRI's candidate in the election, and many believe he won through fraud. Currently living in self-imposed exile in Ireland, he left Mexico fearing he might be charged with the murder of his chosen successor Luis Donaldo Colosio.
Carlos is extremely unpopular in Mexico, where he is blamed for a decreased standard of living, economic difficulties, the rise of the drug trade and the massive corruption that occurred during his administration. While some credit Salinas with important reforms and beginning privatization, many Mexicans blame NAFTA - passed under Salinas - for Mexico's economic problems.
So Salinas thought he might be charged with the murder of his chosen successor? Why would he think that?
That caused him to flee to Ireland so that he couldn’t be extradited. Sure seems suspicious.
Salinas was now considered one of the most ”unpopular” presidents in Mexican history because of the rise of drug trafficking and massive corruption. They are both linked and became a huge problem during his administration. That is his legacy now.
But there was another reason that Carlos Salinas fled from Mexico. Guess who “was” charged with murder, then also convicted and sent to prison?
His brother, Raul Salinas.
Raul is the key to exposing it all. He’s the key to exposing the ‘real purpose’ behind NAFTA.
According to the New York Times:
The instructions from Citibank's New York headquarters to clerks at the bank's Mexico City office were clear: Ask no questions.
Every few weeks throughout 1993, a mysterious courier made his way to the 16th floor of Citibank's glass-walled headquarters in Mexico City, carrying a cashier's check in pesos with a value of $3 million to $5 million. The clerks accepted the checks, which were made out to a Citibank subsidiary, and converted the proceeds to dollars. Then the money was wired to Citibank in New York, which sent it to accounts in Switzerland. No questions asked.
Although no one in Citibank's Mexico City office knew it, the client who relied on these methods to whisk more than $80 million out of the country was Raul Salinas de Gortari, the eldest brother of Carlos Salinas de Gortari, then President of Mexico. The transactions, described by Mexican investigators and others familiar with them, are the heart of an unfolding inquiry that spans two continents and nine countries.
Does it surprise anybody that one of the most corrupt banks in the world would be laundering money for the brother of the president of Mexico? It would amount to well over a hundred million dollars in Swiss banks.
Do you remember in my last article, where I mentioned that the CIA trained Cuban exile accountant for the Medellin cartel, was laundering money through Citibank, and that he was going through bank employees that weren’t on the official employment rolls?
Guess who else was doing the same thing?
More from The New York Times:
Mr. Salinas, 49, is in a maximum-security prison in Mexico and has been charged with financial wrongdoing and masterminding a rival's murder.
He told Swiss investigators that in 1989, shortly after his brother took office, he opened bank accounts overseas under false names "to avoid political scandal," according to a transcript of his December 1995 interrogation made available to The New York Times.
But that was before he found his way into the secretive world of private banking, in which "relationship managers" at American and European banks cater to wealthy clients who demand both discretion and personal attention.
Once Mr. Salinas entered this exclusive world in 1993, he told the Swiss investigators, Citibank officers in New York "came up with a whole strategy" in which he did not need aliases. Instead, money was transferred to European banks and deposited under the names of untraceable Cayman Islands shell corporations set up for Mr. Salinas with Citibank's help.
Everything is a charade.
Money laundering laws are a big joke.
Citibank could change it’s name to Citicorp and then Citigroup as it’s grown, but nothing ever changes. They just got bigger and more corrupt. Most of the large international banks are the same. These banks have always catered to criminals. They give them their own personal bankers who will ask no questions and even set up shell companies for them in places like the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, so they can avoid money laundering laws.
When they get caught breaking the law, guess what happens?
The banks get a slap on the wrist and pay a fine that is a fraction of the amount they’ve made in profits by helping criminals launder money. Until bank CEO’s and managers start getting charged, convicted and spend time in prison, nothing will change.
Raul Salinas got caught. But where was he getting all this money?
More from The New York Times:
It remains unclear how Mr. Salinas, who, as one of Mexico's best-paid civil servants never officially earned more than $190,000 a year, amassed so much money so quickly. Mexican authorities have charged that his holdings, which could exceed $200 million, stemmed from some form of illegal activity, though they have not specified what. They also said Mr. Salinas may have maintained accounts in more than two dozen American banks.
Did you know that Raul Salinas was a “civil servant?” He had one of the highest paying jobs in government while his brother was president. Graft was the order of the day during the Salinas administration. Raul was making $190,000 a year, and it magically turned into almost $200 million dollars in just a few years.
Can you guess what “illegal activity” that money was coming from?
I’m sure you can. What’s the one thing that Mexico is famous for, and that also requires a complicit bank to launder its money? Drug trafficking, of course.
Why did Raul choose Citibank?
More from The New York Times:
For decades, rich Mexicans wanting to turn their pesos into dollars and shield them overseas looked to Citibank, which for most of its 67 years in Mexico has been the country's only foreign-based bank.
The bank has long had close ties to Mexico's elite.
Did you catch that?
Citibank had been operating in Mexico for 67 years and was the “only” foreign-based bank. Even when Mexico nationalized their banking system, Citibank was allowed to stay.
For their entire history, they have been helping to launder money for drug traffickers and criminals, including many Mexican politicians. They would convert their pesos into dollars, which allowed them to send them to banks around the world.
Citibank had a “money laundering monopoly” in Mexico at the time, and now the banking system was being privatized by president Salinas. This would allow other foreign banks to do business, too … The more, the merrier! But president Salinas would still favor Citibank.
More from The New York Times:
The North American Free Trade Agreement, which had already been negotiated with the United States, called on the Mexicans to open up their market to other foreign banks. Those rules were being written in the spring of 1993, and Citibank was eager to preserve as much as possible of its special status in Mexico. In the end, the Salinas Administration granted the new banks only limited access to the market.
Citibank has always been given favorable treatment by the cabal. There’s a reason for that.
But guess who was Raul Salinas’ private banker at Citibank?
Have you ever heard the name Amy G. Elliott?
Who is she?
More from The New York Times:
Mr. Salinas was introduced to the folkways of sophisticated money management by Mrs. Elliott, a Cuban-American who started in Citibank's human resources department in 1967. She worked her way up the ladder to head the New York-based unit at Citibank that advises wealthy Mexicans.
Can you see the connections? Am I painting the picture for you?
Do you think it is just a coincidence that she is a Cuban exile who started working for Citibank back in 1967, when George H.W. Bush was setting up his worldwide drug-trafficking operations? What are the odds that she was one of the 15,000 Cuban exiles that were trained and working for the CIA from that huge office in Miami under Ted Shackley?
She worked her way up the ladder at Citibank and was in charge of the New York unit that was advising wealthy Mexicans. Do you think that’s just a coincidence?
My bet is she is a CIA operative and an untouchable. The CIA wasn’t just training accountants for the Medellin cartel, they were also training bankers to help launder the money “privately.”
But how does Raul Salinas connect to NAFTA, and how did he get all that money?
He was a civil servant, working in the government during his brother’s presidency. But what was his job?
According to another New York Times article:
After a nearly three-year inquiry into drug corruption in Mexico, Swiss police investigators have concluded that a brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari played a central role in Mexico's cocaine trade, raking in huge bribes to protect the flow of drugs into the United States.
In a secret 369-page report, the investigators assert that Mr. Salinas's elder brother, Raul, used his wide influence in the administration to organize an elaborate network of protection for drug smugglers. He also channeled drug money to his brother's presidential campaign, the report alleges.
''When Carlos Salinas de Gortari became President of Mexico in 1988, Raul Salinas de Gortari assumed control over practically all drug shipments through Mexico,'' the report states. ''Through his influence and bribes paid with drug money, officials of the army and the police supported and protected the flourishing drug business.''
From a low-profile position in the administration's food-distribution agency, the report states, Raul Salinas commandeered Government trucks and railroad cars to haul cocaine north, skimming payoffs that the Swiss estimate at upwards of $500 million. On what some of his reputed former associates referred to as “green light days,” he arranged for drug loads to transit Mexico without concern that they might be checked by the army, the coast guard or the federal police.
How do you massively increase the amount of trade through the southern border in order to make it harder for border patrol to catch the drug smugglers?
How do you increase the odds that the drugs will reach their final destination inside the United States?
This is the “real purpose” behind NAFTA.
It didn’t have anything to do with closing the “gulf” between the rich and the poor. It actually increased that gulf.
It also didn’t make trade more fair. What it did was open the door for big corporations that were controlled by the cabal to move their operations where they needed to in order to get the cheapest labor and massively increase their profits.
The “real purpose” that was kept hidden from the American people was to massively increase drug trafficking across the southern border in order to increase the profits of the CIA and shadow government.
Carlos Salinas was installed through a fraudulent election, and his brother Raul took a position in the government at the food distribution agency.
Why was that important?
Raul Salinas could literally use government trucks and trains to haul cocaine throughout Mexico to the U.S. border disguised as food. They would pay bribes to police and the military in order to have a “green light” during transport through Mexico.
Then what happened?
They could then be marked as “National Goods” in order to get a free pass once they cleared the border, so they wouldn’t be inspected by state or local governments.
Do you want more evidence that this was Bush’s shadow government grand plan to “install” Carlos Salinas as president in order to increase the CIA’s drug trafficking across the border?
You’ll never guess who was good friends with Raul Salinas?
According to Global Research:
Jeb Bush is a presidential candidate. [was in 2015]
But Jeb is not only the brother of George W. and the son of George H. W. Bush.
Jeb Bush also had close personal ties to Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of Mexico’s former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari. In the 1990s, Raul the “drug kingpin”, according to Switzerland’s federal prosecutor Carla del Ponte, was one of the main figures of the Mexican Drug Cartel.
Jeb Bush –before becoming Governor of the Sunshine State– was a close friend of Raul Salinas de Gortari:
“There has also been a great deal of speculation in Mexico about the exact nature of Raul Salinas’ close friendship with former President George Bush’s son, Jeb. It is well known here that for many years the two families spent vacations together — the Salinases at Jeb Bush’s home in Miami, the Bushes at Raul’s ranch, Las Mendocinas, under the volcano in Puebla.
Jeb Bush was good friends with Raul Salinas. Do you think Jeb didn’t already know about his strong ties to Mexican drug cartels?
How do you think they first met?
They both met through their fathers, who were also really good friends.
More from Global Research:
The personal relationship between the Bush and Salinas families was a matter of public record. Former President George H. W. Bush had developed close personal ties with Carlos Salinas and his father, Raul Salinas Lozano.
Raul Salinas Lozano was the family patriarch, father of Carlos and Raul Junior. According to the former private secretary to Raul Salinas Lozano (in a statement to US authorities):
“… Mr. Salinas Lozano was a leading figure in narcotics dealings that also involved his son, Raul Salinas de Gortari, his son-in-law, Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, the No. 2 official in the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and other leading politicians, according to the documents. Mr. Ruiz Massieu was assassinated in 1994.” (Dallas Morning News, 26 February 1997, emphasis added).
Former president George H. W. Bush and Raul Salinas Lozano were “intimo amigos”.
The patriarch of the Salinas family was a leading figure in Mexican drug trafficking. Both Carlos and Raul jr. were also both connected to drug cartels. Carlos fled the country and Raul Jr. went to prison.
Do you think George H.W. Bush didn’t already know that the family was tied to drug trafficking “BEFORE” he was negotiating the NAFTA deal with Carlos?
More from Global Research:
According to former DEA official Michael Levine, the Mexican drug Cartel was a “family affair.” Both Carlos and Raul were prominent members of the Cartel. And this was known to then US Attorney General Edward Meese in 1987 one year prior to Carlos Salinas’ inauguration as the country’s president.
It was already known that Carlos was a member of a drug cartel, a year before he became president of Mexico. Why wasn’t any of this disclosed by the media or the Bush administration before NAFTA was approved?
More from Global Research:
The George H. W. Bush Senior administration was fully aware of the links of the Salinas presidency to organized crime. Public opinion in the US and Canada was never informed so as not to jeopardize the signing of NAFTA:
“Other former officials say they were pressured to keep mum because Washington was obsessed with approving NAFTA”.
“The intelligence on corruption, especially by drug traffickers, has always been there,” said Phil Jordan, who headed DEA’s Dallas office from 1984 to 1994. But “we were under instructions not to say anything negative about Mexico. It was a no-no since NAFTA was a hot political football.” (Dallas Morning News, 26 February 1997)
Bush prevented this crucial information from getting to the American people.
More from Global Research:
When Carlos Salinas was inaugurated as President, the entire Mexican State apparatus became criminalised with key government positions occupied by members of the Cartel. The Minister of Commerce in charge of trade negotiations leading up to the signing of NAFTA was Raul Salinas Lozano, father of Raul Junior the Drug kingpin and of Carlos the president.
And it is precisely during this period that the Salinas government launched a sweeping privatisation program under advice from the IMF.
The privatisation program subsequently evolved into a multibillion dollar money laundering operation. Narco-dollars were channelled towards the acquisition of State property and public utilities.
Did you catch that?
The father, Raul Salinas Lozano, was the Minister of Commerce, and was the one negotiating the NAFTA trade deal with his friend George H.W. Bush.
The entire “privatization program” by Carlos was a gigantic money laundering operation, where government monopolies were sold to billionaires with drug connections, who purchased them at rock bottom prices using drug money.
Raul would use the government to “green light” the drug transportation safely through Mexico to the American border.
NAFTA, which was negotiated by their father, would then allow massive amounts of drugs to flow into the United States under the protection of “National Goods,” which removed many of the trade barriers.
It was a family affair.
The Bush and Salinas families were “intimo amigos.”
Now you know the real purpose behind NAFTA.
In my next article, we will go deeper into the Bush family, and focus on Jeb Bush. He’s also a bagman for his father, but way more corrupt than Hunter Biden.
(Reader note: I apologize, I keep wanting to reconnect to Prince Alwaleed, but I keep finding more material as I’m writing. It will all come back to him eventually, but I think this history is really important to understand first.)
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