- Can anybody explain this one?
- "Spring 1971:
- Bush is hired by a Texas agricultural importer. He uses
a National Guard F-102 to shuttle tropical plants from Florida." http://www.motherjones.com/news/update/2004/02/02_400.html
- That sounds a little weird, doesn't it?
- Some possibly relevant background
- By 1971, Florida was already a thriving gateway to North
America for cocaine traffickers.
- "The flooding of the market with cocaine after 1968
represented a threat to the established black-market amphetamine interests.
But the United States Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, which in
1968 had from four to seven agents in its Miami office, increased its Miami
staff to over thirty agents early in 1970-- and more were being trained."
- Let's really think "Spring 1971" through. You
know, carefully form a clear picture of what the words used to describe
his activities actually mean...
- Tropical plants. From Florida to Texas. On behalf of
an agricultural importer. (What kind of business is that?) Agricultural
imports implies volume like coffee, beef, corn. You know. Commodities.
- Now just how many "tropical plants" do you
think could young Bush could have carried per trip to his agricultural
importer client in a F-102 fighter jet?
- Strange story, isn't it?
- The strangest thing is that it may even be literally
- I wonder if those tropical plants were already conveniently
in powered form...
- Or is it more plausible that young Bush was transporting
rare tropical vines and orchards in the cockpit of a F-102 fighter jet
to make a few extra bucks by serving the thriving tropical plants market