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Friday, May 26, 2006

Did Porter Goss resign over Skyway?

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...

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.
To which I must add this comment offered by an anonymous reader in reaction to a previous post on this scandal:
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.
Comments:
oh my my, how the thought does plicken!

the timing is awfully odd, especially given the suddenness of it, and the flimsy explanations, and even speculations of goss's departure.

what is even more disturbing is the possibility that he was canned NOT for engaging the cia in such illegal activities, but for FAILING the operation, losing a quarter of a big bill in revenues, and exposing the whole enterprise to daylight.

one also has to wonder just why the mexican government is not, um, cooperating as it always has in the past.

and the biggest question right now should be, who's actually holding all that coke?

ya gotta wonder, as i did in an earlier comment on this issue, just how fox is playing this event. could he be holding the goods for some kind of ransom? could the threat of the wall be part of the power play in all this?

that one shipment was hardly all there was to this. obviously this was just one of a larger operation in the works. if it was an early one, a whole lot of folks who were promised millions are going to be majorly ticked.

seems like this whole affair highlights serious internal turf battles.

watching evil guys turn on each other can make for some interesting theatre. except they always take down so many innocents when they crash.
 
my friend in the CIA confirms that the white stuff is how they stay up to do their jobs...... he came home from Iraq hooked.As far as I know, still being supplied by our Uncle........
 
Hey, maybe this is all part of a war between Vincente Fox and the Bush administration and maybe the stepped-up immigration debate is also part of it.
 
Joseph, I like your thinking.

Strangely people still underestimatee the power of organized crime. They can accept that their are crooked small town cops, but CIA, FBI is no different. Organized crime does turn people and put their own people in places of power to futher their own ends. Their are a lot of players out there. Not just nations.
 
THE SHIT IS JUST HITTING THE FAN ON SO MANY LEVELS...LEVELS WE AS CITIZENS ARE NOT PRIVY TO. BUT COME ON NOW...LET'S BE REAL AND STOP ACTING LIKE THE FEDS AND ALL THEIR SCUM ARE NOT IN ON THE COKE THING. COME ON NOW!!!

COKE IS THE BIGGEST COMMODITY IN THE WHOLE F***ING WORLD. THE CONNECTIONS AND FAT CATS INVOLVED IN THIS GIGANTIC ENTERPRISE AFTER PABLO ESCOBAR'S DEATH CAN ONLY BE TOP GUNS IN THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE U.S., COLOMBIA AND ALL OTHER PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES. THIS IS AN ONGOING STORY THAT WILL NOT END TIL ALL FACTS COME OUT...WHEN KINGDOM COMES...IN THE MEANTIME ALL WE CAN DO IS HOPE THAT TRUTH SEEKERS CONTINUE TO LIFT THE VEIL ON THIS DARK CHAPTER IN HISTORY--AND BOY IS IT DARK. ONE HAS NO IDEA HOW DEEP THIS SHIT REALLY IS...THEY DON'T CALL IT THE WAR ON DRUGS FOR NOTHING.

WHAT IS FASCINATING IS THAT 911, ATTA, DELAY, KOVAR, ETC. ETC., ARE ALL CONNECTED...THIS IS OLD SHIT BACK TO "POPPY'S" DAY IN OFFICE, IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL, ETC. THIS SHIT IS OLD, ONLY IT CAN'T STAY HIDDEN FOR TOO LONG...

THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES TO GET THE TRUTH OUT

I KNOW ESCOBAR IS HAVING THE LAST LAUGH...AND BUSH IS REACHING FOR HIS NEXT HIT...I THINK HE'LL KILL HIMSELF BEFORE ALL THIS IS OUT. GOD DOES NOT LIKE UGLY!!!!
 
There really isn't much of a veil left to be lifted. Any moron with half a functioning brain has already put two and two together and knows the world's intel agencies are becoming corrupted because of their dealings with thugs. So now they are caught in a catch-22 as all parties lie and blackmail to coverup their own misdeeds. Secret organizations can't help but be corrupted. And the longer it gets ignored, the more corrupt they're going to get.

So, I guess its time to just accept that we've become a nation of sheep being sold down river in order to keep the lid on all this and protect the "beautiful minds" of adult children unwilling to be introspective about the policies being pushed by our government.

I've pretty much come to the conclusion that sheep are sheep and when they end up getting fleeced.... well that's what's happens to sheep, so no point in crying about it.

Don't be a sheep.
 
Skyways International, Skyways Aircraft Leasing/Skyways Leasing Corporation. These were all the same company. James Bath was President and director during the Iran/Contra era. Documents filed in another lawsuit indicate that Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz
owned Skyways Aircraft Leasing.
Now we have Skyway Aircraft, also related to the CIA
 
As I become better at filtering the false blogs (a.k.a. phlogs) from real blogs/news sources, usually the easiest way is to see who is funded/controlled by the military industrial complex is when they write hit pieces on 9/11 truth movements and the hard evidence that surrounds those events. The next filter that works is when particular bloggers pimp an establishment political party like the Democratic party. It appears that Cannon is caught by both filters.

That brings me to the Cannon-Hopsicker connection. I too was intrigued with Hopsicker's articles until he showed his true colors at the end of this article http://www.madcowprod.com/05172006.html
where he curiously goes out of his way to attack the growing minority of Americans who know 9/11 was an inside job. Up until that point I was impressed with Hopsicker's investigation. So when I found out Cannon, a fellow 9/11 truth assasin, was pimping these articles I knew my suspicions were right. A special thanks goes out to Citizen Spook (http://citizenspook.blogspot.com/) for investigating Hopsicker and uncovering his ties to PBS and NBC.
 
Yes, that is why I live so well. The pay-offs one receives as a "truth assassin" are truly luxurious.

I'm going to let this last comment stay, because the writer's paranoia and foolishness is amusing. But the joke won't be funny twice, so fairly wanred be thee, says I.
 
Mighty strong words, anon. Labelling Hopsicker and Cannon as 9/11 Truth assassins is not justified. Hopsicker's criticism of the truthists is issue-based, and a well-justified expression of much-deserved frustration that so much energy goes into high-tech fantasies and so little goes into uncovering the real links between real participants and criminal enterprises in FL.

I'd imagine that one reason Joseph chooses to steer clear of the 9/11 can of worms is precisely because of the tendency of its enthusiasts to concoct theories that their colleagues are CIA plants. Joseph is doing important work just fine, and the world does not need another blogger pondering the Cleveland Airport mystery or the Dewdney cell phone experiments or Global Hawk turbines.

And as for Hopsicker's PBS and NBC connections, well, where I come from, we call those "credentials".
 
bwah hahaha
 
You notice that the big sombrero went straight to Huntsman in Utah. Were they discussing the cockroach situation in Cuba or the substance abuse program for troubled teens in Utah? If Fox keeps grabbing planes, they'll be giving him the Jonathan Luna tour of rural Pennsylvania.
If the almighty and righteous US AG wants to search for Uncle Pervies, maybe he should start with his own government funded programs and the drug companies that treat the mentally ill and addicted like lab rats. But, he didn't have much luck finding Abramoff who was right under his nose.
Goss and the AG are both learning that Greeks don't wear sombreros.
 
San Diego Union Tribune, 5/28/2006: Brent Wilkes - Cuban cigar smoking MORMON Brett Maverick.
Hopsicker: Wally Hilliard - Mormon/Cuban real-estate agent.
 
How more I look into details of this case the more I get convinced of the headline of this story.

The N900SA was photographed with the Sky Way logo months before Sky Way -according to SEC filings- officially obtained the plane through the Dupont offshore investor. A clear indication of fraudulent statements SEC filings.

The Sky Way Beech that got confiscated in 2004 is not mentioned in any of the SEC filings. A $100k downpayment for another never really acquired plane however is.

Below the historical registration data for the two DC-9s. Especially for the recent years the list seems incomplete:

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DC-9-15 - serial 45775

Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Busted!
?? Corrales & Associates / Royal Sons ??
?? Royal Sons ??
?? Sky Way Aircraft ??
N900SA HW Aviation NAO 2001-01-31
N40SH Seattle Seahawks 1989-04-04
N89SM Southhmark Corporation 1986-04-01
N9KR Kenny Rogers 1985-01-15
N241TC Tracinda Investment Corporation 1979-08-07
N1061T Trans World Airlines (TWA) 1966-12-20

Southmark Corporation, a Dallas TX firm, is named in association with the Savings & Loan scandal. Also labeled as 'Bush crime family company'. ''Phillips' Southmark Corp. and its San Jacinto Savings and Loan subsidiary went belly-up in the late 1980s, costing taxpayers more than $1 billion. All told, Phillips had created--before it went up in smoke--a financial pyramid swindle with a paper worth of more than $9 billion, making Phillips one of the biggest real estate Ponzi schemers in recent history.''. ''The Bush Family Trust, for example, was a substantial shareholder in Southmark.''

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DC-9-15 - serial 45731

N911SY Royal Sons 2004-01-20
N120NE Genesis Aviation 1998-02
N120NE Genesis Aeron 1997-06-30
N120NE Topeka Management 1995-04-01
HB-IFA ALG Aeroleasing 1989-09-21
N120NE Express One International 1989-06
N120NE James R Wikert & Ass 1987-12
N2H Harrahs Club 1985-07-03
N901B Westinghouse 1976-11-12
N60FM Forbes Magazine Capitalist Tool 1973-10-18
N8500 Dominicana 1968-12-16
N8500 Douglas 1968-09-17
HB-IFA Swissair 1966-07-20
 
I use to be a pilot that flew the second aircraft listed as 120NE. I've met Ramy AlBatrawi as he was one of the owners of the aircraft. We flew sport teams under the name of Genesis Aviation. This is all very interesting to me. He was up to his eyeballs in shaddy dealings then. I seriously doubt that Genesis, Ramy or 120NE was used a CIA front. As a scam, sure. There's actually a Discovery show with him as a big roller in Vegas... losing my paycheck. Does anyone know where the N number 900SA came from? Ramy leased 120NE to Scott Aviation in Du Page IL. Any connection? They were a sleeze bag company also. I see that 120NE is now 911SY. There is a picture of 120NE and, I believe 900SA, together. http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/012681L.html

Any other info about this would be great.
 
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