Manzer al-Kassar’s main man in Panama was President Manuel Noriega. Noriega formed the contra front companies which received Enterprise arms from Secord through al-Kassar, worked with John Hull to get weapons to the southern front, and helped the Medellin Cartel transport cocaine to Hull’s ranch for transshipment.
But as the contra effort dragged on, Noriega grew disenchanted with his US bosses. He was becoming a populist in the Torrijos mold. When Admiral John Poindexter presented Noriega with a grandiose plan to invade Nicaragua using Panamanian Defense Forces (PDF) troops in 1986, Noriega wanted nothing to do with it. The CIA, desperate to rout the Sandinistas before the end of Reagan’s last term in office, offered Noriega an $11 million slush fund. The General told them to go to hell.
Suddenly the US media was full of stories demonizing Noriega as a world-class criminal. The General’s CIA-imprinted panama was now being exposed. On December 29, 1989, the day Costa Rican prosecutor Jorge Chavarria issued his damning report on John Hull and the Enterprise, President Bush commenced with Operation Just Cause.
US Special Forces launched a night time raid on PDF barracks in Panama City and surrounding areas. Panamanian civilians watched as US troops burned Panama City’s poorest barrios to the ground, executing scores of civilians who stood in their path. While the US media portrayed the invasion as a mission to capture the drug villain Noriega, the Bush and his cronies sought to install a more compliant ally and to wipe out the PDF. There were between 3,000 and 4,000 civilian deaths, since PDF troop barracks, not Noriega hideouts, were the real target of the invasion forces. These barracks were widely dispersed among the poor barrios near the center of Panama City. Several eyewitnesses claim that US troops systematically burned entire neighborhoods where PDF troops were housed. 
Why would the US want to wipe out the PDF, which it helped create and which the Bush Administration now publicly called upon to take charge and overthrow General Noriega? Many Panamanian members of Congress believe the reason lies in the 1977 Panama Canal Treaty signed by Carter and Torrijos. Torrijos was assassinated by CIA because he forced the Canal issue and the Panamanian people noisily supported him. By obliterating the PDF, the US could claim that Panama had no army to protect the great Panama Canal and could justify a continuing troop presence in the country. 
Noriega was whisked away to stand trial in the US with help from the Vatican. His replacement, whose election campaign was funded by the CIA, was Guillermo Endara, member of the Panamanian oligarchy known as the Manos Blancos (White Hand). Endara was director and secretary of Banco Interoceanico, a cocaine laundry for Medellin and Cali Cartels. His business partner Carlos Eleta helped funnel CIA funds into his presidential campaign in the spring of 1989, months before Operation Just Cause occurred.
Eleta was later arrested in Georgia for conspiring to import a ton of cocaine into the US. Endara’s choice as Vice-President was Guillermo Ford, who chaired Panama’s corrupt Banking Commission and was part owner of Dadeland Bank, which was under investigation as a drug money laundry. His choice for Attorney General was Rogello Cruz who the New York Times called a “Cali Cartel boss”. Cruz, along with Endara’s Treasury Minister and his Chief Justice of the Supreme Court were all directors of First Interamericas Bank, which was controlled by the Cal Cartel. 
The Bush Administration promised Panamanians a huge aid package to rebuild their country after Operation Just Cause. Most of the aid was never sent. What did arrive went towards bailing out and restructuring the corrupt Panamanian banking system from which Endara and his Cabinet emerged. Riots broke out on the streets of Panama City. Effigies of George Bush were burned daily. Bush had also had personal reasons to invade their country.
The Bush family has extensive business interests in Panama. Much of the family’s wealth is stashed in secret Panamanian accounts and they own vast tracts of land on the country’s Caribbean coast. They also own a string of hotels and resorts, including the Panama City Marriott and the Caesar Park on Contadora, where the Central American Peace Accords were signed. On December 30, 1989, one day after the Panama invasion, the Los Angeles Times detailed the Bush family’s Panama investments, which are handled by Bush Sr.’s brother Prescott, through a Japanese holding company called Aoki Corporation. Prescott Bush was once an executive at Dresser Industries- a subsidiary of Halliburton, whose CEO and Chairman was Dick Cheney. Aoki has over $350 million invested in Panama. It once paid a $4 million bribe to Noriega for a contract to build hydroelectric power plants in Panama.  Aoki recently built a luxury resort near Shanghai, China.
According to author David Icke, the Bush family is related to the British House of Windsor. Researcher Sherman Skolnick claims George Bush Sr. shares a bank account with Queen Elizabeth II at Coutts Bank in London- a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland. Icke says every American President has descended from one of two bloodlines, considered Sangreal (royal) by the global elite. One bloodline traces back to Emperor Charlemagne in 9th Century Germany. The other runs through the French Bourbon royalty and the House of Windsor. Icke says these bloodlines descend from a low-frequency lizard race that interbred with humans to steal vital attributes from the human race necessary to rule the world. 
Icke’s claims, while alarming, are not without precedent. The ancient historian Priscus claimed that Meroveus, patriarch of the French Bourbon Merovingan dynasty, which the Priory of Sion is so obsessed with crowning as World Kings, was sired by a Bistea Neptunis or sea beast. According to author Laurence Gardner, “There was evidently something very special about King Meroveus and his priestly successors, for they were accorded special veneration and were widely known for their esoteric knowledge and occult skills.” French author Gerard de Sede declared that the Merovingans are descendants of extraterrestrials who interbred with selected ancient Israelites. Author David Wood echoes de Sede’s belief.
Dr. Joe Lewels, former Chair of the Department of Journalism at the University of Texas-El Paso, notes that Moses and the Israelites were never allowed to see the face of Jehovah. He wonders if this was because Jehovah was a reptile. Lewels says the Jewish Mandaen sect believed the world was, “ruled over by the Lord of Darkness, a reptilian being…variously called Snake, Dragon, Monster and Gian…thought to be true creator of humanity.”
Author R. A. Boulay came to a similar conclusion, stating that it is, “abundantly clear that our creators and ancestors were not of mammal origin but were of an alien saurian breed.” Both Lewels and Boulay wondered if Jehovah was one of the Sumerian Anunnaki who took such a keen interest in the descendents of Mesopotamian patriarch Abraham, whose grandson Jacob became known as Israel, a name soon taken on by an entire people.
Some believe the name Israel is an acronym for the Egyptian god OsirIS, the Anunnaki god RA and the Mesopotamian god EL. Masonic historian Manley P. Hall stated that the Ancient Mysteries were handed down to mankind by, “their progenitors, the Serpent Kings, who founded the Mystery Schools…and other forms of ancient occultism.” The bible itself is home to scores of references to dragons and other reptiles, most notably the snake which corrupted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
More recently, Kathy Ferguson, in her book The Trans-Formation of America, claims she and thousands of others have been abducted by alien lizard beings and taken to the White House and other global power centers, where they were repeatedly raped by George Bush, Dick Cheney and others. Ferguson says she personally witnessed Bush shape-shift into a large green reptile. Others have made similar claims regarding Queen Elizabeth II and other members of Europe’s “special bloodlines” Black Nobility.
Where Icke departs from other writers is that he believes this hybrid race are a separate species from the rest of humanity and that these intruders control the world’s banking system and preside over “royal” secret societies, whose “Biggest Secret” (the title of one of Icke’s books) is their reptilian origin. Icke writes, “a race of interbreeding (‘royal’ reptile-human hybrid) bloodlines…were centered in the Middle and Near East in the ancient world and, over thousands of years since, have expanded their power across the globe…creating institutions like religion to mentally and emotionally imprison the masses and set them at war with each other.”
Dean Henderson is the author of five books:Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com