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Seal of the Central Intelligence Agency
Flag of the Central Intelligence Agency
|Intelligence agency overview|
|Formed||September 18, 1947|
|Preceding Intelligence agency|
|Headquarters||George Bush Center for Intelligence
Langley, Virginia, U.S.
|Motto||“The Work of a Nation. The Center of Intelligence.”
Unofficial motto: “And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)
|Annual budget||$15 billion (as of 2013)|
|Intelligence agency executives|
|Parent Intelligence agency||None (independent)|
George H. W. Bush
|41st President of the United States|
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
|Vice President||Dan Quayle|
George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd vice president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the Republican Party, his earlier posts included those of congressman, ambassador, and CIA director. During his career in public service, he was known simply as George Bush, but after his son George W. Bush became the 43rd president in 2001, he was referred to as “George H. W. Bush”, “Bush 41”, or “George Bush Sr.”
Bush postponed his university studies after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday, and became one of its youngest aviators. He served until September 1945, and then attended Yale University, graduating in 1948. He moved his family to West Texas where he entered the oil business and became a millionaire by the age of 40 in 1964. …
… During his eight-year tenure as vice president, Bush headed task forces on deregulation and the war on drugs.
During Bush’s year in charge of the CIA, the U.S. national security apparatus actively supported Operation Condor operations and right-wing military dictatorships in Latin America.
Bush, as CIA Director, listens at a meeting following the assassinations in Beirut of Francis E. Meloy Jr. and Robert O. Waring, 1976.
Points of Light
President Bush devoted attention to voluntary service as a means of solving some of America’s most serious social problems. He often used the “thousand points of light” theme to describe the power of citizens to solve community problems. In his 1989 inaugural address, President Bush said, “I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good.”
President Bush presents Senator Strom Thurmond with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony in the Oval Office.
Bush speaks on the telephone regarding Operation Just Cause as General Brent Scowcroft and Chief of Staff John H. Sununu look on, 1989
During George W. Bush presidency
His eldest son, George W. Bush, was inaugurated as the 43rd president of the United States on January 20, 2001, and re-elected in 2004. Through previous administrations, the elder Bush had ubiquitously been known as “George Bush” or “President Bush”, but following his son’s election the need to distinguish between them has made retronymic forms such as “George H. W. Bush” and “George Bush senior” and colloquialisms such as “Bush 41” and “Bush the Elder” much more common. H.W. Bush was traveling to Minnesota for a speaking engagement on the day of the September 11 attacks. George W. made multiple calls to get in contact with his father before the two men reconnected after the elder Bush had gone to a Brookfield, Wisconsin motel. Bush told biographer Jon Meacham that his son’s vice president, Dick Cheney, underwent a change following the September 11 attacks: “His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East.”
In December 2002, George W. sought counsel from the elder Bush regarding Iraq and informed him of “my efforts to rally the Saudis, Jordanians, Turks, and others in the Middle East”.
The Bushes with Vice President Mike Pence and family, wife Karen and daughter Charlotte, at Super Bowl LI in 2017.
Bush was raised in the Episcopal Church, though by the end of his life his apparent religious beliefs are considered to have more in line with Evangelical Christian doctrine and practices. He cited various moments in his life deepening of his faith, including his escape from Japanese forces in 1944, and the death of his three-year-old daughter Robin in 1953. His faith was reflected in his Thousand Points of Light speech, his support for prayer in schools, and his support for the pro-life movement (following his election as vice president).
After his wife’s death in April 2018, Bush released a statement through his spokesman, saying in part, “We have faith she is in heaven, and we know life will go on — as she would have it. So, cross the Bushes off your worry list.” On the day of his death, his friend James Baker told Bush that he was going to heaven. Bush replied “Good. That’s where I want to go.”
According to USA Today, the legacy of Bush’s presidency was defined by his victory over Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait, and for his presiding over the collapse of the USSR and unification of Germany. The paper said his political legacy would “continue years later through his son, George W. Bush, who became the 43rd president of the United States.” Matt Picht from Newsy said that in Bush’s legacy, he is remembered as a Foreign Policy President, for presiding over the collapse of the USSR, post Cold War relations with Russia, and for signing the START 1 treaty on nuclear weaponry. Picht wrote that his decision to arrest and depose Panama Dictator Manuel Noriega was popular at the time, but will be less fondly remembered.
According to presidential historian Mark K. Updegrove, Bush “cemented” the tradition of presidents leaving behind letters of support for their successors on the Resolute Desk. While Reagan had been the first modern president to do so in 1989, Bush’s move was significant in that his gesture of goodwill was made towards Clinton, the man to whom Bush had just lost the election.
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|44th Vice President of the United States|
January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993
James Danforth Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th vice president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Quayle was also a U.S. representative from 1977 to 1981 and was a U.S. senator from 1981 to 1989 for the state of Indiana.
|48th Vice President of the United States|
Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current vice president of the United States. He previously was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013. He is the younger brother of U.S. politician Greg Pence.
Born and raised in Columbus, Indiana, Pence graduated from Hanover College and earned a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before entering private practice.
|Director of Central Intelligence|
December 16, 1996 – July 11, 2004
Acting: December 16, 1996 – July 11, 1997
George John Tenet (born January 5, 1953) is a former Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) for the United States Central Intelligence Agency as well as a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Tenet held the position as the DCI from July 1997 to July 2004, making him the second-longest-serving director in the agency’s history—behind Allen Welsh Dulles—as well as one of the few DCIs to serve under two U.S. presidents of opposing political parties. He played a key role in overseeing the intelligence behind the Iraq War. A 2005 Inspector General’s report found that Tenet bears “ultimate responsibility” for the United States intelligence community’s failure to develop a plan to control al Qaeda in the lead-up to 9/11.
In February 2008, he became a managing director at investment bank Allen & Company.
In October 2006, Tenet joined British defense contractor Qinetiq as an independent non-executive director. Chairman John Chisholm noted Tenet’s “extraordinary track record and experience in the fields of intelligence and security.” He stepped down from the board in October 2007 (his old position was taken by retired U.S. Navy Admiral Edmund Giambastiani) as well as the board of forensic software company Guidance Software in November. He joined Qinetiq’s North America board as well as becoming managing director of investment bank Allen & Company. The secretive bank did not announce Tenet’s appointment, and it was unknown until it was leaked in February of the following year. Tenet is also on the boards of directors of L-1 Identity Solutions, a biometric identification software manufacturer. Along with a number of other notable Greek Americans, he is a member of the advisory board of The Next Generation Initiative, a foundation aimed at teaching students public affairs skills.
He also famously received a shout out in Kanye West‘s song “Clique” where he claimed to have once met Tenet and had a conversation about their identical Maybach vehicles, although West speculated that Tenet had leased his instead of buying it outright. Tenet’s spokesman confirmed that the meeting had taken place, but that Maybachs had not been a topic of the conversation.
The hijackers in the September 11 attacks were 19 men affiliated with al-Qaeda. 15 of the 19 were citizens of Saudi Arabia, and the others were from the United Arab Emirates (2), Egypt, and Lebanon. The hijackers were organized into four teams, each led by a pilot-trained hijacker with three or four “muscle hijackers,” who were trained to help subdue the pilots, passengers, and crew.
The first hijackers to arrive in the United States were Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who settled in San Diego County, California, in January 2000. They were followed by three hijacker-pilots, Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, and Ziad Jarrah in mid-2000 to undertake flight training in South Florida. The fourth hijacker-pilot, Hani Hanjour, arrived in San Diego in December 2000. The rest of the “muscle hijackers” arrived in early- and mid-2001.
|1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency|
April 21, 2005 – May 5, 2006
|President||George W. Bush|
Porter Johnston Goss (/ɡɒs/; born November 26, 1938) is an American politician and government official who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 until 2004, when he became the last Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and the first Director of the Central Intelligence Agency following the passage of the 2004 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which abolished the DCI position and replaced it with the Director of National Intelligence on April 21, 2005.
Goss represented Florida’s 14th congressional district from 1989 to 2004. His district, numbed as the 13th District from 1989 to 1993, included Fort Myers, Naples and part of Port Charlotte. He served as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 1997 to 2004, was a co-sponsor of the USA PATRIOT Act and was a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry.
Goss resigned as Director of the CIA on May 5, 2006, in a sit-down press conference with President George W. Bush from the Oval Office. On May 8, Bush nominated U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden to be Goss’s successor.
Goss is an avid organic farmer. He has a farm in Virginia and spends his summers on Fishers Island in Long Island Sound.
Barbara and George H.W. Bush: The Favorite Couple of the White House Staff
December 31, 2018, 8:30am
About Me. I must post the rest of this information, most of which I gathered last night, as quickly as I can because I must get dressed and go to Proctor University (WordPress training) which used to be in Jay Suites at Times Square but is now at 211 East 43rd Street. (No doubt the proprietor (Terry Proctor) would rather not be mentioned here at my website as a plaintiff, he is, a plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Microsoft, Accenture, American Express, Apple including Beats, Bain, Citi, Disney, Disney, JPMorganChase, Marriott Hotels including the Ritz Carlton and all corporations owned directly and indirectly by the Mormon Church of Satan. cc all Mormon barristers) Earlier this morning when I heard Big Baby’s walker that now makes a lot of scraping noise, and her keys jingling, I opened my door; she told me I scared her, and, no doubt she also told the security desk, so now I’m scaring residents, which is now one more reason to evict me. Yesterday while Big Baby’s caretaker was cleaning her floor (I’m not lying, the resident who now lives in the room across the hall, Big Baby, has a caretaker), I heard a loud noise, repeatedly.
When I heard a different noise in the hall, instead of the usual noise, Big Baby’s walker scraping the floor, I looked through the peep hole and I saw this bucket, that makes a lot of noise when a person’s foot is on the pedal squeezing the mop dry. I told Big Baby’s caretaker (a very humble woman; I do not know her but I like her; I like Big Baby, too, even though she can at times be a bit gruff, though I think it’s probably a defense personna) that I was taking a picture because I might be interested in purchasing a mop. (This picture, further reason to evict me!) She doesn’t live here, but because she works here, therefore, she is now a plaintiff in plaintiff in a legal case against Berkshire Hathaway, Microsoft, Accenture, American Express, Apple including Beats, Bain, Citi, Disney, Disney, JPMorganChase, Marriott Hotels including the Ritz Carlton and all corporations owned directly and indirectly by the Mormon Church of Satan. (Because she is being so cruelly exploited [here lately having to go to the bathroom sometimes several times during the middle of the night [obviously, EZ button laser beam pressure on her bladder], her walker making a lot of noise each time, Big Baby is a primary plaintiff. cc all Mormon barristers)
I was born in Oceda, South Carolina. Oceda (a woods, at that time, though many families lived in cleared land, in the woods) is not on the map which is why Andrews is the place of birth for everyone (including me) born in Oceda (my birth certificate, though, is invalid, because my name is recorded incorrectly).
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3 “Like an apple tree+ among the trees of the forest, so is my dear one among the sons.+ His shade I have passionately desired, and there I have sat down, and his fruit has been sweet to my palate.
4 He brought me into the house of wine,+ and his banner+ over me was love.*+
5 Do YOU people refresh me with cakes of raisins,+ sustain me with apples; for I am lovesick.+ 6 His left hand is under my head; and his right hand—it embraces me.+
[Jamie Dimon, The Aspen Institute]
Jamie Dimon is a member of the secret society, yes, but he’s not an inner circle member; he is not a member of the of the inner circle secret society who plotted “911”, and, are plotting a nuclear bomb attack on the Hudson River. (The wrath of Jehovah God is upon on you, Mormon Church of Satan.) The word Dimon is in God’s Word the Holy Bible however Jamie Dimon has no intimate connection to my dear one and our house (though of course everything and everybody in the universe is connected to Mormon Church of Satan’s illegal sting operation surrounding Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide, and me; sounds crazy, right?). cc all Mormon barristers
15 “Look! You are beautiful, O girl companion of mine.+ Look! You are beautiful. Your eyes are [those of] doves.”+ 16 “Look! You are beautiful,*+ my dear one, also pleasant. Our divan+ also is one of foliage. 17 The beams of our grand house* are cedars,+ our rafters juniper trees.
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