What is more dangerous for the future of our country than a conspiracy to
assassinate a president? It is a conspiracy to manipulate and control what
the American people are told by the national news media. There are scores of unanswered questions surrounding the assassination attempt made by John W. Hinckley on Ronald Reagan on the afternoon of March 30, 1981.
John Chancellor, eyebrows
raised, informed the viewers of NBC Nightly News that the
brother of the man who tried to kill the president was
acquainted with the son of the man who would have become
president if the attack had been successful. |
As a matter of
fact, Chancellor said in a bewildered tone, Scott Hinckley
and Neil Bush had been scheduled to have dinner together at
the home of the vice president's son the very next night.
of course, the engagement had been canceled. . .
Then a peculiar thing happened: The story vanished. To this day, it has
never been reported in the New York Times, Washington Post or many
other metropolitan newspapers, never again mentioned by any of the
television news networks, and never noted in news magazines except for a
brief mention in Newsweek, which lumped it with two ludicrous conspiracy
scenarios as if the Bush-Hinckley connection didn't deserve some sort of
But many other significant facts concerning the Bush and Hinckley
families have remained unexplored and unexplained, in addition to other
matters related to the assassination. For
Neil Bush, a landman for Amoco Oil, told Denver reporters he had
met Scott Hinckley at a surprise party at the Bush home January
23, 1981, which was approximately three weeks after the U.S.
Department of Energy had begun what was termed a "routine audit"
of the books of the Vanderbilt Energy Corporation, the Hinckley oil
In an incredible coincidence, on the morning of March 30,
three representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy told Scott
Hinckley, Vanderbilt's vice president of operations, that auditors had
uncovered evidence of pricing violations on crude oil sold by the
company from 1977 through 1980. The auditors announced that the
federal government was considering a penalty of two million dollars.
Scott Hinckley reportedly requested "several hours to come up with
an explanation" of the serious overcharges. The meeting ended a
little more than an hour before John Hinckley Jr. shot President
Although John Hinckley Sr. was characterized repeatedly by the
national news media as "a strong supporter of President Reagan,"
no record has been found of contributions to Reagan. To the
contrary, in addition to money given to Bush, a fellow Texas oilman,
as far back as 1970, the senior Hinckley raised funds for Bush's
unsuccessful campaign to wrest the nomination from Reagan.
Furthermore, he and Scott Hinckley separately contributed to John
Connally in late 1979 when Connally was leading the campaign to
stop Reagan from gaining the 1980 presidential nomination. The
Bush and Hinckley families, of course, would do better under a Bush presidency than it would
under President Reagan.
Available evidence at the time made clear many other connections
between the Bush and Hinckley families. Reported "coincidences"
involving the Hinckleys and the family of H.L. Hunt also remained
unexplored. Even the official government line admitted that the Bush and Hinckley families
"maintained social ties." The deeply troubled Hinckley oil company
obviously would fare better under a president Bush.THE MEDIA MADE IT APPEAR THAT THE ONLY MOTIVATION BEHIND THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT WAS HINCKLEY'S OBSESSION WITH JODIE FOSTER
The assertion by the media and Hinckley's defense team, of course, was that the assassination attempt was
nothing more than the senseless act of a deranged drifter who "did
it to impress Jodie Foster." But it is essential to understand
the travesty of the trial of John W. Hinckley, presided over by Judge
Barrington D. Parker.
In May 2001, Barrington D. Parker was one of the first
eleven nominees for appointment to federal appeals courts by
President George W. Bush.
But there's more. NBC correspondent
Judy Woodruff said that at least one shot was fired from the hotel, above
Reagan's limousine. She later elaborated, saying a Secret Service agent had
fired that shot from the hotel overhang.
Could Reagan's wound have been
inflicted by friendly fire? Or, more ominously, did Woodruff glimpse a bona fide
"second gunman" - a la JFK in Dealey Plaza? Either way, Woodruff's account
might explain how a slug managed to strike Reagan when his limo's
bulletproof door stood between him and Hinckley. Sizing up the Hinckley-Bush
nexus, conspiracy researcher John Judge has theoretically dubbed this "the
shot from the Bushy knoll."
According to conspiratologist Barbara Honegger, White House correspondent
Sarah McClendon made the somewhat more subjective comment that
Reagan's Secret Service retinue wasn't in its "usual tight formation" around
Reagan in front of the Hilton. Were the Gipper's bodyguards out to throw the
Then there was Hinckley, himself. The Jodie Foster obsessed space cadet had
been prescribed psychoactive drugs by a hometown psychiatrist. According to
press reports, at the time of the shooting he was dosed with Valium. Before
targeting Reagan (supposedly to gain the "fame" that would redeem him in
the eyes of Foster and the world), Hinckley had stalked Senator Ted Kennedy
and President Jimmy Carter. He devoured books on Sirhan Sirhan, Robert
Kennedy's assassin (suspected by many conspiracy researchers to have been
hypnotically programmed), and Arthur Bremer, who shot George Wallace.
Theorists ask the inevitable questions: Was Hinckley a mind-controlled
assassin, a Manchurian Candidate programmed to "terminate with extreme
prejudice"? They point to the CIA's longtime obsession with mind control and
the fact that during the 1980 presidential primaries, Bush - the former director
of Central Intelligence - enjoyed the zealous support of Agency regulars, who
preferred their former boss to Reagan.
For an antisocial pariah, Hinckley sure got around. In October 1980, he had
flown to Nebraska in an attempt to contact a member of the American Nazi
Party. Columnist Jack Anderson later claimed that Hinckley had ties to an
American faction of the pro-Khomeini "Islamic Guerrilla Army." According to
conspiracy author Barbara Honegger, a member of that group told Anderson
he had warned the Secret Service about Hinckley's designs on Reagan - two
months before the shooting. If Anderson's source is to be believed, the Secret
Service did nothing to stop the Jihad-happy gunman.
The day after his Nazi-seeking mission, Hinckley flew to Nashville to stalk
Jimmy Carter, but was arrested at the airport when authorities discovered
three handguns in his suitcase. Oddly, after only five hours in custody, this
unstable character - who had attempted to transport weapons across state
lines and into a city soon to be visited by the president of the United States -
was fined and released without further ado. Even more oddly, the authorities
apparently didn't bother to examine his journal, which in Dear Diary fashion,
detailed Hinckley's plans to kill Carter. Was this a case of bumbling negligence
or something more ominous? Most likely they had found a perfect fall guy, similar to Oswald, to be used in some future covert operation.
The shadow government did not care for Reagan when he first ran for president. He would sometimes speak out against the Trilateral Commission, and other secret government organizations. After winning the White House, Reagan, never known for his detail oriented approach to administering, probably unknowingly allowed his cabinet to be filled with the same shadow government types he campaigned against. However, it was still early in his first term, and the insiders still did not feel comfortable with him in the White House. Bush, the ultimate insider, was someone they could count on. At the very moment the assassination was to take place, Bush was on his way to speak before the globalist/communist Trilateral Commission. Reagan was no fool. He must have at least suspected what was really behind the assassination attempt. Close associates claim he was never the same again after that day. Whatever plans he may have had to go against the wishes of the shadow government ended on March 30 1981. For the remaining 8 years of his presidency, he was, more or less, reduced to doing the will of the secret government.