Daniel Hopsicker finally has a piece up
about his more recent findings in the Skyway "junk jet" scandal. The headline startled even me:
PORTER GOSS RESIGNATION SOLVED: DC9 WITH 5.5 TONS OF COCAINE WAS CIA PLANE
This headline presents us with a couple of problems.
First, an arch-skeptic might say that Hopsicker has not proven that the airplane was CIA. He has, however, traced the registry of a "sister" aircraft to various known front groups used by spooks. A fair-minded person reading his work would have to confess that the argument is very strong that the drug-laden craft confiscated on that Mexican runway did, in fact, belong to the Agency, or (perhaps) to some other faction of the clandestine community.
And that's big
news. It means we are dealing with something larger than the tale of a stock-scammer-turned-drug-importer.
The more troubling aspect of this headline concerns Porter Goss. Did the Skyway bust lead to his resignation, as Hopsicker states? The timing is certainly suggestive. But Hopsicker's story makes clear that this conclusion is the author's surmise, not an established fact. Personally, I prefer to keep my "maybes" and my "probablys" separate from my "definitelys."
That said, we must ask: Could this conjecture be on the money?
One aspect of the Skyway scandal that has always troubled me concerns the circumstances of the plane's capture. The Mexican authorities -- which have a history of looking the other way when paid to do so -- were apparently alerted to the drug run. More than that: The pilot got away
. Only a child would believe that such things happen by accident. Someone arranged for his escape. Who might that "someone" be, and what were his motives?
Here's one possible scenario:
(To read the rest, click "Permalink" below)Perhaps Porter Goss achieved his high position (and thus considered himself untouchable) because he had acquired dope on Administration officials via the Hookergate operation. (Could he have "gotten something" on Bush himself?) The only way to undo a blackmailer is to get something on him. If Goss can, in fact, be linked to Skyway, then anyone who wanted rid of him would have found a way to achieve a "balance of terror."
Plenty of other scenarios suggest themselves, of course. I offer the above speculation simply to invite others to ponder these mysteries. As you try to conjure up your own possible version of events, mull over this fascinating chunk of Hopsicker's tale:
But SkyWay, which only lost $40 million of investors money, is an absolute paragon of excellence, corporate governance-wise, when compared to the DC9's previous owner...To which I must add this comment offered by an anonymous reader in reaction to a previous post on this scandal:
Genesis Aviation is one of several dozen company fronts, all of which contain the name “Genesis” in the title, controlled by one of the key figures in the Iran Contra scandal, Saudi billionaire and long-time CIA asset Adnan Khashoggi.
Last month the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Khashoggi and Ramy Al Batrawi, his lieutenant for the past 20 years, with stock fraud in U.S. District Court for Central California. The men are accused of orchestrating a $130 million fraud involving the stock price of GenesisIntermedia.
When the helpful Khashoggi worked with Oliver North to sell arms to Iran, Ramy El-Batrawi was there, as president of a Khashoggi company, Jetborne International, indicted for illegally ferrying TOW missiles to Iran, an “enterprise” which netted someone—though not the U.S. Government or the Contras it was supposedly funding—a tidy bit of change.
Apparently neither man learned that crime doesn’t pay, because Adnan and Ramy’s recent pilferage make the Kovars look like kids stealing a candy bar from a 7-11 after school.
“Just three months after the company’s Initial Public Offering (IPO), the nearly $17 million raised in the offering was gone,” read one wire service story.
“The creative dealings of defendant El-Batrawi partly explains how this money disappeared so quickly,” reported the AP.
I did some more research. Two parties who are suspected of having foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks: Anthony Elgindy and Adnan Khashoggi link to each other through Costa Rican Red Sea Management. Khashoggi associate Pakistani Rafi Khan did business with Canadian Stephen Taub. Stephen Taub referred Rakesh Saxena, the man who embezzled $88M from an Thai bank, to Red Sea Management.
Red Sea Management was involved in Sky Way's mysterious 'DuPont' investment fund, which injected $7M including a DC-9 into Sky Way in 2004. Through a shareholder in Sky Way related Royal Sons, also last owner of the captured plane had activities in a hangar of Huffman aviation at the same time the hijackers were trained there. Atta and Al-Shehhi are believed to have practiced landings and take-offs after closing hours on the Clearwater airport where Royal Sons has it's HQ.
All coincidences? I don't think so. It might connect many pieces of the 9-11 jigsaw puzzle, including Sibel Edmonds hints, The Israeli Art Students DEA groups and more.