The Bush Who Seems to be in All the Right Places
Tue May 2, 2006 04:52

July 29, 2005

The Bush Who Seems to be in All the Right Places
Marvelous Marvin

Let me say right from the get go that I'm not a
conspiracy theorist by nature. As a journalist I like
to see the facts line up solidly before I go with an

At the same time, I also subscribe to Noam Chomsky's
approach of looking at how differently the media and
government deal with similar situations and issues
when they involve the right and the left.

And on that basis, I have to marvel at how the
corporate media, and the various government and
quasi-government bodies that investigated or are
investigating 9-11, have ignored curious things
involving the Bush family.

The one that has me most stunned right now is the
information dug up and actually published (in the
Prince George's Journal of Prince George, MD) way back
on Feb. 4, 2003, reporting that George Bush's obscure
youngest brother Marvin was on the board of directors
of a company called Securacom (now changed to
Stratesec) that was responsible for providing
"electronic security" to the World Trade Center right
up to 9/11/2001.

The company, according to author, Margie Burns, is
backed by the Kuwait-American Corp., an investment
firm with links to the Bush family.

Burns wrote back in 2003 that Securacom also had a
contract to maintain electronic security systems at
Dulles Airport, and that it "handled some security for
United Airlines in the 1990s," though she notes that
this work was completed prior to Marvin Bush's joining
the board in 1998.

Now all this may be purely innocent coincidence. The
Bush family is composed of a bunch of money-grubbing
people who use every opportunity to convert government
appointments into lucrative business opportunities for
themselves and other members of the family.

That said, just imagine if it had been President
Clinton in the White House on Sept. 11, 2001, and if
it was his brother who had been on the board of a
company that had handled the electronic security for
those towers! My god, the press and the right-wing
attack machine would have been all over it in a moment
and non-stop thereafter. There would have been demands
for congressional investigations, a special
prosecutor, impeachment proceedings and who knows what

But in this case? There apparently hasn't even been
anyone looking into this on a cursory basis at the
9-11 commission or the Justice Department. And as for
the U.S. media?

Not one article or news story.

Seems to me, we ought to be calling news editors and
members of congress to demand that someone start at
least asking a few questions about this guy Marvin,
and about Securicom/Stratexec, and its Kuwaiti

At a minimum, could the company have leaked, even
inadvertently, information to those seeking to attack
the buildings which might have helped them plan their
attack, or maximize the damage and the carnage?

Could terrorist operatives have infiltrated WTC
security by infiltrating the company via the Kuwait

Again, I have no clue about any of this, but if
government agencies think it's productive and
important to go around randomly arresting thousands of
greencard holders and other immigrants and deporting
them or holding them incommunicado without charge
merely on the basis that they are Arab or Muslim, if
they think that it's appropriate to shut down local
Islamic charity organizations simply because they may
have innocently donated some money to relief
activities in certain Muslim countries, surely they
should be interested in finding out just what Marvin
Bush's company did and who was involved in it at the
World Trade Center and at Dulles airport and United

Marvin and his activities ought, surely, to be
subjected to at least a tenth of the investigative
attention that Clinton's family and friends were
subjected to on matters of far less consequence.

If not, you have to start getting that creepy feeling
that something's not right.

Dave Lindorff is the author of Killing Time: an
Investigation into the Death Row Case of Mumia
Abu-Jamal. His new book of CounterPunch columns titled
"This Can't be Happening!" is published by Common
Courage Press. Information about both books and other
work by Lindorff can be found at

He can be reached at:

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