1990: Bahrain grants exclusive offshore drilling rights to Harken Oil. GWB sells two-thirds of his Harken stock at top dollar for $850,000 but fails to make a report to the Securities Exchange Commission until March 1991.
One week after Bush’s coup on the market, Harken stock plummets 60 percent. Bush pays off his bank loan for the Texas Rangers.
In August, with the help of the leaders of Kuwait, Saddam Hussein is tricked into invading that country by GHWB. Zapata Oil’s slant drilling from Kuwait is invading Iraqi territory, and Bush does not want Hussein to control world oil markets. The U.S. ambassador assures Hussein that America is neutral in the battle over oil drilling rights between Iraq and Kuwait.
Then, after the invasion, GHWB declares that the world would suffer if all the world’s oil reserves fell into the hands of Saddam Hussein.
GWB is asked to serve on the board of directors of Caterair, a company supported by the Carlyle Group, a powerful investment group with strong ties to the bin Laden family.
1991: GHWB is able to declare the Gulf War under a UN mandate, strengthen the UN, and hike up oil prices. GHWB compares Hussein to Hitler but stops short of toppling the dictator’s regime. Hussein agrees to destroy all chemical and biological weapons. John Sununu, former aide to the White House chief of staff, leaves the Bush administration to work for BCCI.
George W. Bush spends three nights in a Houston hotel so he can claim Texas residency.
1992: The first of Harken Energy’s wells off Bahrain comes in dry. GHWB loses the presidential election to Bill Clinton but becomes an adviser to the Carlyle Group and continues his ties to the bin Laden family. BCCI, which bailed out George W. Bush’s oil company failures, is exposed as a massive international criminal enterprise, laundering money for Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, Hussein, many terrorist leaders, and the Medellin drug cartel.
1994: George W. Bush is elected governor of Texas. 1998: GWB becomes the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms.
1999: GWB executes his ninety-ninth prisoner and announces that he will run for president of the United States.