...BushCo has a precious opportunity to pick up where the Elder Bush left off in his role as CEO of the United States.

Furthermore, BushCo is unopposed militarily. This unique strategic situation throws fat on the fire of its already robust corporate agenda. And from the beginning, BushCo has understood the unique nature of its opportunity. To wit,

+If we can get Florida, we can take the Presidency.
+If we can declare war, we can avoid a discussion of the economy.
+If we avoid a discussion of the economy, we can take the mid-terms.
+If we can take the mid-terms, we can take Congress.
+If we take Congress, we can take the Supreme Court.
+If we take Congress and the Supreme Court, we don't need to worry
about the constituency.

The Florida elections proved that BushCo knows how to seize the time. Like a good corporation, it works on short-term tactics, covers its mistakes.

Paul Wellstone stood squarely in the way of the BushCo juggernaut. Apparently, Wellstone wasn't wearing a helmet. Even without the proper gear, he was an obstacle, not as a liberal or a closet socialist, not even as a Jew. Paul Wellstone stood in BushCo's way as a pivotal vote in the fight for the Senate.

BushCo is trying to secure the Senate, the Supreme Court and the control of the oil in the Middle east. Like any good corporation, it will stop at nothing to achieve these objectives. It needed Paul Wellstone gone.

A Brief Account of the Wellstone Crash

With more than 5,000 pilot hours, Captain Richard Conry, 55, was frequently requested by clients for his reliability and experience. He enjoyed flying the reliable Beech King Air A100 twin-engine aircraft for Senator Wellstone, who requested him for the flight to Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport.

At Eleveth-Virginia, the cloud ceiling was 700 feet at the airport at the time of the crash. 'A few snowflakes drifted to the ground. Winds were light,' claimed Traci Chacich, the airport's office manager. [In other words, visibility was good.]

Chacich was the last to hear from Captain Conry, who told her he was going to land on westbound runway 27. He then clicked his microphone button to turn on the airport's landing lights. 'And then there was nothing; no distress at all,' Chacich said.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dispatched a hand-picked 'Go Team' to the accident site, to be headed by seasoned investigator Robert Benzon who proved himself in the spin campaign following the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 crash out of Kennedy airport. [Speculation still holds that an errant U.S. Navy missile took down Flight 800 by accident.]

NTSB acting chair Carol Carmody also flew to Minnesota to spin the press. Ms. Carmody has held aviation-related political appointments since the Reagan Administration appointed her to an FAA-Congress liaison post in 1985.

Although recent public polls claim the Senate election was too close to call, experienced Minnesota politicos all favored Senator Wellstone, whose impassioned, morals-inspired speech against the Iraq war resolution played well in the populist state. [Various BushCo execs campaigned in Minnesota to prop up Wellstone's BushCo candidate, Norm Coleman. Despite being outspent by massive infusions from the Republican National Committee, Wellstone was beating Coleman in the polls.]

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SIDEBAR: Similar Aeronautical Accidents

2000: Mel Carnahan lost his life three weeks before Election Day, during his Senatorial race against John Ashcroft. Investigators determined that Carnahan's plane went down due to "poor visibility."

1991: U.S. Senator John Heinz entered office as an outspoken opponent of the Vietnam War, later emerged during the Bush Administration as a strong proponent of health care, social services, public transportation, the environment, and reconciliation with Cuba. He died when the landing gear on his small plane did not descend.

1991: Texas Senator John Tower died in a small plane crash during the Bush Administration. Tower was chair of the commission that investigated the Reagan- and Bush-Era Iran/Contra scandal.

1981: Panamanian General Omar Torrijos threatened to destroy the Panama Canal in the event of a U.S. invasion. He died in during the Reagan/Bush regime when the instruments in his plane failed during takeoff. Torrijos was replaced by Manuel Noreiga, who previously worked with George Bush Senior.

1972: House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, member of the Warren Commission, investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Boggs had "strong doubts" that alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President Kennedy. He was presumed dead after a small plane carrying him and Democratic Representative Nicholas Begich disappeared.

Bushco Vs. Wellstone Means, Motive And Opportunity
By Charles Degelman

Posted on the Independent Media on 2 November 2002.
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