5 Stories the Media Missed While Obsessing Over the Bush Funeral that Cost Taxpayers $500 Million
5 Stories the Media Missed While Obsessing Over the Bush Funeral that Cost Taxpayers $500 Million by Matt Agorist – The Free Thought Project
While the mainstream media celebrates the mass-murdering criminal, George H.W. Bush, these far more important stories are being ignored.
On November 30, at the age of 94, George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, passed away. His death set off a fury of media coverage, special events, ceremonies, government holidays, and eventually his burial on Thursday.
According to estimates, the paid holiday for federal workers alone — including Congress and the U.S. Postal Service — could cost taxpayers a half billion dollars. Yes, that is billion, with a ‘b’. This does not include the militaristic displays, flyovers, security, operating Air Force One at $200,000/hour, secret service for the high profile political attendees, or police overtime.
Americans are being robbed of a half billion in tax dollars to celebrate a mass murdering warmonger whose legacy is drenched in the blood of innocent civilians. And the mainstream media is painting him up as a hero.
“George HW Bush systematically attacked the civilian infrastructure in Iraq. He turned hospitals into death rows for infants. He widely used depleted uranium, causing cancer rates to skyrocket. He made Iraq a mass graveyard. And the killing hasn’t stopped since,” the Intercept journalist Jeremy Scahill wrote on Twitter. “I remember feeling a deep sense of shame and anger when I visited the Amiriyah shelter in Iraq. George HW Bush killed more than 400 civilians huddled there on February 13, 1991. These are the crimes we should be discussing today.”
Sadly, however, these are not the crimes we are discussing today. In fact, we aren’t discussing any crimes. Instead, every television station, radio frequency, and mainstream media website has been bowing at the alter of George H.W. Bush, cramming horse manure into the faces of Americans as both liberals and conservatives alike, eat it up.
While the political establishment and the mainstream media have been praising and celebrating a mass-murdering criminal, far more important stories have been ignored. The Free Thought Project has chosen a list of the most important stories the media has ignored this week while distracting Americans with their unwavering worship of tyrants. Below is this list.
1. George H.W. Bush was a mass murderer.
Kicking off the list at number 1 is the story that the media seems hell bent on ignoring.
Bush was a man “of the highest character,” said his son and fellow former president, George W. Bush. “He loved America and served with character, class, and integrity,” tweeted former U.S. Attorney and #Resistance icon Preet Bharara. According to Barack Obama, Bush’s life was “a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey.” Apple boss Tim Cook even weighed in and said: “We have lost a great American.”
While they praised Bush for opening charities and his legacy as president, the media conveniently ignored the fact that Dubya’s daddy slaughtered women and children in Iraq in the 90’s.
Just like his criminal son, this “great American” lied about weapons of mass destruction to invade and occupy Iraq. During his presidency, he committed war crimes, dropping 88,500 tons of bombs on Iraq which resulted in the utter slaughter of thousands of innocent civilians. According to Human Rights Watch, these attacks were “a serious violation of the laws of war.”
It was George Bush Snr. who ordered the bombing of the “Highway of Death” in 1991. The death toll remains unknown. Robert Fisk, the journalist, said he “lost count of the Iraqi corpses crammed into the smoldering wreckage or slumped face down in the sand”. pic.twitter.com/Fj8cnC4aAi
— Crimes of USA (@CrimesofUS) December 1, 2018