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Kevin Gosztola @kgosztola
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Pres. George H.W. Bush launched war of aggression & invaded Iraq in 1991. For first time, depleted uranium was deployed by military (300+ tons of DU). Bombings released toxins into air. This resulted in "Gulf War illness," killing hundreds of thousands of troops & Iraqis #RIP41
Pres. George H.W. Bush also invaded Panama in act of aggression to overthrow country's government in 1989. Thousands were killed, buried in mass graves hidden from Panamanians. All documented in "Panama Deception": #RIP41
As Reagan's vice president, George H.W. Bush played critical role in Reagan admin's dirty war in Nicaragua. He was involved in Iran-Contra operation that raised funds for anti-communist militants in country.

From @RSPolitics in 1988:… #RIP41
Let's not forget role George H.W. Bush played as CIA director in Operation Condor, CIA-backed operation by right-wing dictators in South America to target & kill dissidents.

@Consortiumnews founder Robert Parry reported on state terrorism in 2000:… #RIP41
Remember when President Jimmy Carter was not re-elected in 1980? An "October surprise" engineered by CIA-within-the-CIA helped ensure Carter was not president for second term and Reagan won. George H.W. Bush was implicated. More here:… #RIP41
In dirty war in El Salvador, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter were murdered in 1989 by U.S.-backed Salvadoran security forces. George H.W. Bush's admin defended country's dictatorship in immediate aftermath… #RIP41
In 1990, President George H.W. Bush released Orlando Bosch, right-wing terrorist & CIA-backed operative from Cuba, who was involved in the bomb attack on Cubana Flight 455 in 1976, which killed 73 people. #RIP41
U.S. govt knew Orlando Bosch was implicated in attacks on Cuban embassies, assassination attempt on Cuban ambassador to Argentina, & Mexican embassy bombing in Guatemala City. But when Costa Rica offered to extradite Bosch for trial, Bush (then-CIA director) declined offer #RIP41
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