Why I Don’t Vote

 

Essentially, the voting industry is like many other industries in America. It’s controlled by a handful of people who care less about democracy than looking out for number one.

Election Systems & Software owns 60% of the US voting infrastructure. For those who read DeCamp’s book on the Franklin scandal, or the more recent one by Nick Bryant (which I highly recommend to anyone trying to sift through the paranoia), you’ll recall that the Omaha World Herald was at the center of the Franklin Credit Union cover up.

The Omaha World-Herald was the foremost local cheerleader for persecuting teenagers instead of investigating their claims. One of its own columnists, Peter Citron, had a long history of arrests for pedophilia and child porn and was implicated by two witnesses at Larry King’s sex parties. The long-time publisher of the World-Herald, Harold Anderson, was a big supporter of Larry King and had raised money for the Franklin. During the 18 years that King presided over the Franklin, the newspaper never noticed that King was living a hugely expensive lifestyle when he was supposedly making $17,000 a year in salary. The World-Herald Company is co-owner of Election Software and Systems, which counts half the election ballots in the United States.

They sold their stake in 2011, but the entire voting infrastructure is still controlled by one organization with many names. This group, which maintains a monopoly on your ballots, has close ties to criminals, dirty politicians, and members of the intelligence community. Not the sort of people that you’d entrust democracy with. In fact, some of these individuals were tasked with subverting democracy and free elections overseas.

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Some of the CIA ties gained attention with the 2004 election fiasco.

Who owns your voting machines? Three corporations – Election Systems and Software (ES&S), Diebold, and Sequoia Voting Systems – own the hardware and software used to count about 80 percent of the votes cast electronically in the U.S.

 

Both ES&S and Diebold are owned by Republican partisans. ES&S is owned by the Omaha World Herald Company, a company with solid ties to the Republican Party. Sequoia’s owner is De La Rue, based in Great Britain. Sequoia counted more votes in the California recall election than any other company. De La Rue is the world’s largest commercial security printer and papermaker.

Arthur Andersen Co. is to count Internet military votes. According to Landes, the Internet voting business is dominated by two corporations. One is Accenture (whose corporate offices are located in Bermuda) and the other is VoteHere (Seattle). “The U.S. Department of Defense recently awarded a coalition of corporations, led by Accenture, the contract to provide Internet service that will count the votes of the U.S. military and some civilians in the 2004 presidential election.” Nearly 6 million voters may be affected. “Accenture was formerly known as Andersen Consulting, a subsidiary of Arthur Andersen.” Yes, the same company convicted of destroying evidence in the Enron crime. One of Accenture’s most important business partners is Halliburton.

 

Admiral Bill Owens is the chairman of VoteHere, the world’s leading supplier of Internet voting software. Owens is a former high-level military assistant to former Secretaries of Defense Frank Carlucci and Vice President Dick Cheney. Also sitting on the VoteHere Board of Directors is Robert Gates, an ex-CIA director once tripped up in the Iran-Contra scandal. Carlucci (also of the Carlyle Group and a business partner of former President George H.W. Bush) was former Secretary of Defense in the Reagan administration and a Deputy Director of the CIA in the Carter administration. Carlucci is also on the advisory board of Populex, which is producing electronic voting systems for Illinois.

 

A striking fact about the boards of these companies is the presence of former CIA directors, including James Woolsey, Bobby Ray Inman, John Deutch, and Gates and Carlucci. When has the CIA been pro-democracy? Why this keen interest in voting technology?

 

Privately-held companies are in the business of counting our votes. So who monitors them? The National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). NASED is tied closely, according to Landes, to the election industry. There is no enforcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.

A few companies, including ES&S and Diebold, along with their subsidiaries, own all of the voting infrastructure in the US. Due to antitrust action, they swap subsidiaries, rename technology, spin off into other companies, and generally obfuscate. There’s such a significant degree of overlap that they can be thought of as one organization. Companies are renamed and executives are shuffled around until you’re either confused or sufficiently convinced that there’s more than one company. There isn’t.

An excellent overview of the various conflicts of interest can be found here. The Ahmanson family’s role is noteworthy, considering the fact that they profited from the savings and loan crisis. Howard F. Ahmanson Jr. was also a key member in the shady Council for National Policy, who were involved in so many scandals that they’ll need to be covered in future posts. Jack Abramoff and Tom Delay were both CNP members, along with Oliver North and other Iran-contra perps. Abramoff, Bob Ney, and DeLay were all involved in the passing of the Help America Vote Act, even slipping in some provisions to get the Tigua casino reopened. Ken Blackwell, the Bush crony who helped him steal the election in 2004, was pictured speaking at CNP. Carolyn Hunt was involved in Business Records Corp, a predecessor of ES&S. She is the daughter of HL Hunt, who provided the start up money for CNP.

The author also notes:

John Gottschalk has been reported as a director for both the World-Herald Company Inc. (concentrating on the non-newspaper subsidiaries) and ES&S. He was also involved with Senator Hagel in the World USO, has relationships with James Baker; he is listed as a USO pal of George W. Bush.

 

 

The following excerpts will be taken from a Harper’s Magazine piece titled How to Rig an ElectionThe entire article is worth the read, but I want to focus on some specific characters and how they relate to other scandals.

Old-school ballot-box fraud at its most egregious was localized and limited in scope. But new electronic voting systems allow insiders to rig elections on a statewide or even national scale. And whereas once you could catch the guilty parties in the act, and even dredge the ballot boxes out of the bayou, the virtual vote count can be manipulated in total secrecy. By means of proprietary, corporate-owned software, just one programmer could steal hundreds, thousands, potentially even millions of votes with the stroke of a key. It’s the electoral equivalent of a drone strike.

Symbolically speaking, this era was inaugurated by Chuck Hagel, an unknown millionaire who ran for one of Nebraska’s U.S. Senate seats in 1996. Initially Hagel trailed the popular Democratic governor, Ben Nelson, who had been elected in a landslide two years earlier. Three days before the election, however, a poll conducted by the Omaha World-Herald showed a dead heat, with 47 percent of respondents favoring each candidate. David Moore, who was then managing editor of the Gallup Poll, told the paper, “We can’t predict the outcome.”

 

Hagel’s victory in the general election, invariably referred to as an “upset,” handed the seat to the G.O.P. for the first time in eighteen years. Hagel trounced Nelson by fifteen points. Even for those who had factored in the governor’s deteriorating numbers and a last-minute barrage of negative ads, this divergence from pre-election polling was enough to raise eyebrows across the nation.

Few Americans knew that until shortly before the election, Hagel had been chairman of the company whose computerized voting machines would soon count his own votes: Election Systems & Software (then called American Information Systems). Hagel stepped down from his post just two weeks before announcing his candidacy. Yet he retained millions of dollars in stock in the McCarthy Group, which owned ES&S. And Michael McCarthy, the parent company’s founder, was Hagel’s campaign treasurer.

Not surprising, given what we’ve just learned. Hagel became Secretary of Defense a few months after the above was published.

Meanwhile, the new millennium, far from delivering a democratic promised land, presented Americans with the debacle of the 2000 presidential election, whose fate hung absurdly on “hanging chads”—the little pieces of punched-out ballot so contentiously examined during the monthlong recount. Few Americans knew (and many still do not know) that a faulty computer memory card triggered this fiasco. Late on Election Night, Al Gore’s total in Volusia County, Florida, suddenly dropped when one precinct reported 16,000 negative votes. Fox News was immediately prompted by Florida governor Jeb Bush to call the election for his brother. On his way to a 3 a.m. public concession, Gore changed course when a campaign staffer discovered that he was actually ahead in Volusia County by 13,000 votes.

The hanging chads controversy was brought to you by Sequoia Voting. Wikipedia notes:

A 2007 investigative report by Dan Rather charged Sequoia with deliberately supplying poor quality punch-card ballots to Palm Beach County, Florida for the 2000 election. According to former Sequoia employees, the ballots for Palm Beach County were produced with paper and manufacturing processes that were outside of normal specifications. This supposedly caused all of the problems with “hanging chads“. When quality problems were found, Sequoia management ordered the production workers to ignore them. One worker speculated that the object was to discredit punch-card ballots and thus promote sales of electronic voting machines.

Theresa LePore, who designed the infamous butterfly ballots, is affiliated with none other than Adnan Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a Saudi arms dealer who worked for the CIA and got his start selling trucks to Osama Bin Laden’s father, can be thought of as the Kevin Bacon of political scandals and cover-ups. He’s in everything. If you’re not familiar with Khashoggi’s work, search his name and you might be surprised what turns up. In the world of cover-ups, researchers sometimes half-jokingly ask “where’s the Khashoggi connection?” when news of a scandal breaks. I found myself asking that when the Panama Papers story broke, and sure enough his name turned up in the files. He gets around.

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Slate had this to say on LePore’s connection to Khashoggi:

On Dec. 1, the “Washington Wire” column in the Wall Street Journal published this gratifyingly noir item about the postelection drama in Florida:

 

“Madame Butterfly” Theresa LePore wasn’t always an embattled Palm Beach ballots chief. In the 1980s, she moonlighted as a flight attendant on private planes owned by Saudi weapons dealer Adnan Khashoggi, a middleman in Reagan administration arms sales to Iran.

 

Connoisseurs of Khashoggi-centric conspiracy theories should have little difficulty using this information to finger Khashoggi as the mastermind of the plot to deny Al Gore the presidency. Khashoggi has close ties, from Iran-Contra and elsewhere, to the Republicans, and vaguely defined ties to Dubya’s father. (In a 1990 court case, Khashoggi’s phone records revealed that Khashoggi had spoken at least twice with George Bush’s vice-presidential office during 1985 and 1986.) LePore worked for Khashoggi during the 1980s, when, according to her official biography, she was chief deputy supervisor of elections in Palm Beach County, a job she held until 1996, when she was elected supervisor of elections.

After significant public outrage, LePore responded by replacing the paper ballots with electronic voting machines from Sequoia. Managing the Florida recount for the Bush campaign was James A. Baker III, who was also involved in a number of scandals. Aside from being connected to Gottschalk at ES&S, he was mentioned in the Michael Moore documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11, for his role in the Carlyle Group meeting. From wikipedia:

On September 11, 2001, Baker watched television coverage of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC, where Baker and representatives of Osama bin Laden’s family were among those attending the annual conference for the Carlyle Group. Baker is Senior Counselor for the Carlyle Group, and the bin Ladens are among its major investors

 

 

We could mention the other Bush connections to the Bin Laden family, including James R. Bath, Khalid bin Mafhouz, and Salem bin Laden. But if you’ve read this far, I’d probably be preaching to the choir. So let’s get back to the Harper’s piece:

Such blockbuster allegations are perhaps unsurprising given the group of Beltway insiders who helped to pass HAVA. One central player was former Republican representative Bob Ney of Ohio, sentenced in 2006 to thirty months in prison for crimes connected with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff—whose firm was paid at least $275,000 by Diebold.

 

HAVA’s impact has been huge, accelerating a deterioration of our electoral system that most Americans have yet to recognize, let alone understand. We are literally losing our ballot—the key physical proof of our power as citizens.

Bob Ney was a key figure in the Abramoff scandal (which enabled sex and human trafficking from the Northern Marianas islands). As I mentioned before, Abramoff, DeLay, and Ahmanson were all involved in Council for National Policy.

Would you believe me if I told you that Mohammed Atta allegedly visited Abramoff’s Sun Cruz gambling ships? The FBI investigated the possibility, seizing surveillance tapes.

The Harper piece goes on to mention the strange case of Michael Connell, who was called to testify on Karl Rove’s role in voter fraud in the 2004 presidential election. According to the lead attorney, Connell ultimately received a death threat if he refused to take the fall. He received a subpoena in September and died in a plane crash by December.

 

Four years later, Ohio attorney (and former Republican) Cliff Arnebeck began gathering evidence to file a racketeering claim against Karl Rove, which included the charge that Rove had masterminded the theft of the 2004 election. “We detected a pattern of criminal activity,” Arnebeck told the British journalist Simon Worrall. “We identified Connell as a key witness, as the implementer for Rove.” On November 3, 2008, he took a sworn deposition from Connell, who had repeatedly tried to quash Arnebeck’s subpoena.

 

Initially Connell denied any role in choosing SmarTech to host the mirror site. Questioned further, he admitted that he “may have” made use of the Tennessee servers, but denied any knowledge of whether the mirror site had even been activated in 2004. His job, he insisted, was simply to display vote counts, “taking the public results as they are currently being reported and aggregating them into totals.”

In fact, the SmarTech site went into action at 11:14 p.m. on Election Day. At this point, Arnebeck believes, the data being routed to Tennessee was used by G.O.P. partisans to target Ohio counties that were ripe for vote tampering. “The SmarTech people may have been guiding the manipulation of paper ballots in places like Warren County,” Arnebeck told me.

 

Others argue that SmarTech’s role was far more insidious and involved partisan control of the total vote count. Stephen Spoonamore, an IT specialist (and Republican) who has consulted on cybersecurity for Boeing, MasterCard, the Navy, and the State Department, has studied the electronic “architecture map” used by Ohio during the 2004 election. He speculates that SmarTech might have been able to use Connell’s interface to gain access to and modify vote totals. In a sworn affidavit, Spoonamore said that the “variable nature of the story” and “lack of documentation available” would, for any of his banking clients, provoke “an immediate fraud investigation.”

 

Arnebeck hoped to have Connell testify in open court against Rove. But the prospective witness died on December 19, 2008, at age forty-seven, when his single-engine Piper Saratoga, which he was piloting alone, crashed en route from Washington, D.C., to Ohio. The circumstances of his death were viewed with suspicion by his family and close friends and sparked a firestorm of conspiracy chatter on the Internet, but no criminal investigation was launched.

Not unusual when dealing with the Omaha elites connected to the Franklin Credit scandal. When Franklin investigator Gary Caradori phoned his wife to declare that he finally had the proof he needed, his plane broke up in flight on his way home that night. Local farmers alleged that unidentified agents arrived at the scene before the police and removed evidence. The briefcase that would’ve contained the evidence was never found.

Salem bin Laden and Mohammed bin Laden, both previously mentioned, also died in private plane crashes.

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The vote-by-mail system doesn’t seem to be much better. Diebold’s infamous Global Election Systems was created by a convicted embezzler and a narcotics trafficker that he met in prison.

These same companies handle the Democratic primaries as well. Daniel Hopsicker recently pointed out:

A few highlights from Dominion/Sequoia’s sordid history:

The company’s founder and President was caught bribing election officials in Buffalo, and went to federal prison.

The company’s second owner went him one better, when he was caught bribing one of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

 

 

Clifton White also worked closely with then-CIA director William Casey on the Reagan administration’s pro-contra propaganda network. He ran a group like the notorious Committee on the Present Danger, only focused on Central America.

 

At the same time IFES was established, two sister quasi-governmental organizations—the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and the International Republican Institute (IRI)—came into being. All receive funding from the governmental organization. All three focused on “democracy promotion.”

 

Yet for outfits hell-bent on “democracy promotion” they’ve gotten into a lot of nasty scrapes over the years, from supporting the 2009 Honduran coup d’état, or the coup in Haiti, where the IRI was accused of training and supporting pro-coup opposition parties in a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. documentary about the role of NGO’s called “Haiti: Democracy Undone.”

 

None of this—were it known—would likely play well with New York’s liberal Democratic electorate. Especially not if was also common knowledge how important an American NGO which has often been accused of meddling overseas is to the current American election.

 

 

During the Fowler scandal, New Orleans newspapers asked, “What was Sequoia’s salesman Phil Foster doing when he delivered cash-filled envelopes on five occasions to businessman Pasquale Ricci, who passed them, in turn, to Louisiana election commissioner Jerry Fowler?”

Phil Foster has never publicly explained his role in the scandal that put Fowler in jail. But that was 2000 and 2001; today’s a new day, and here he is again, the ultimate bad penny, working for the same company. It was called Sequoia Voting Systems then. A little fresh paint, tart it up a bit… and today’s it’s Dominion Voting Systems.

 

Internet voting? That seems to be compromised to some degree as well.

But on Nov 22, hardly a month later, the DNC took it all back. They voted to approve the use of Internet voting for the Michigan Democratic Primary. What’s up with that? Aren’t they connecting the dots? No paper ballot – no security – no recount. But, there’s also something sinister in the air. When this reporter called the Michigan Democratic Party to find out which company got the contract for the Internet vote, I was told that the company did not want its name released at that time. I then called the DNC who had to approve the deal and who also agreed to keep the company’s name a secret. They finally relented under the merciless scorn this writer heaped on their spokesperson.

So, Election Services Corporation (ESC) is the Internet voting company and Democratic bad boy Tony Coelho is on their board. This is a little unusual in a business dominated by the Republican and foreign corporations. Tony “was a six-term congressman and House majority whip, who resigned from Congress after reports surfaced that he had accepted a sweetheart loan from a troubled S&L operator. The loan helped Coelho buy a $100,000 junk bond, but he never reported it on his government disclosure form. The Justice Department decided not to bring charges against him,” according to Slate.msn.com. He was also investigated by the State Department when he was Al Gore’s campaign manager for the 2000 presidential election. The investigation was reportedly related to his work as the commissioner general of the United States Pavilion at the 1998 World Expo. As a result, Tony resigned as Gore’s campaign manager.

Coelho, yet another savings and loan criminal involved in this network, was caught up with Jack Kemp and Don Dixon in the Vernon S&L case. Kemp, who was a member of Council for National Policy (surprise surprise) and Foundation for Defense of Democracies, also has some sway over your votes. He’s a board member of Election.com. This article details how most of the voting companies, including Election.com, are owned by military defense contractors, intelligence agents, and in several cases, people affiliated with George Bush or the aforementioned Carlyle Group.

In 1988, George Bush ran against Pat Robertson (founding member of CNP) and Jack Kemp (CNP member). At the very least, when members of a group run against each other in a supposedly free election, said group should be closely scrutinized. But these groups, whether they’re CNP or a fraternity like Skull & Bones, are notoriously tight lipped.

 

George Carlin said it best. “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.”

 

 

 

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Billy Graham, Ebola, and CIA Drug Trafficking Part II: Operation Watchtower

The FAA has a program called the Blocked Aircraft Registration Request, or BARR, which allows you to request that your plane not be tracked. Luckily, a court ruled that the list of blocked aircraft had to be released if a FOIA request was submitted. You still can’t track them, but you can see the tail numbers.

On this 2011 list, you’ll see the CIA aircraft from Stevens Express, Devon Holding and Leasing, as well as some aircraft from Samaritan’s Purse.

http://issuu.com/wsj.com/docs/jettracker-blocked3.pdf

The following is Samaritan’s Purse request to have their aircraft blocked, on the grounds that radical Islamists might attack the Graham family.

https://archive.org/stream/686315-threats041513/686315-threats041513_djvu.txt

The Stevens Express planes are registered to a Douglas R Beaty in Tennessee. Unlike the other names associated with Stevens Express, Beaty actually exists.

http://vcnv.org/do-cordova-based-planes-transport-terrorists-for-cia-spanish-newspaper-reports-craft-landings-th

A lawyer for Memphis developers Rusty and Kevin Hyneman as well as businessman William B. Tanner, Beaty may be best-recalled as a co-defendant with then-Congressman Harold Ford Sr. in the Butcher bank fraud scandal.

http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/25/business/tennessee-congressman-is-indicted.html

Both Ford and Beaty were acquitted. Interestingly, prior to the indictment, Congressman Ford had cosponsored legislation to investigate the CIA for trafficking cocaine.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/104th-congress/house-resolution/520

H.Res.520 – To establish a Select Committee to Investigate CIA Involvement in Crack Cocaine Sales to Fund Contras.

 

 

Aircraft N845S, registered to Stevens Express, is a modified DC-3 transport plane. Seen here in Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Fort Lauderdale, and Washington DC:
http://jetphotos.net/showphotos.php?regsearch=N845S

Here in Medellin, Colombia 2011:

Lajes Air Base in the Azores, Portugal, 2012. It had flown in from St Johns, Newfoundland and was heading to Morocco.

 

Here it is taking off from Baghdad 2012:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition#Portugal

On the other hand, journalist Rui Costa Pinto was heard by the DCIAP, as he had written an article, refused by Visão, about flights passing by Lajes Field, a Portuguese airbase used by the US Air Forces, in the Azores.

Approximately 150 CIA flights which have flown through Portugal have been identified

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition#France

It is investigated by the Canadian authorities, as it would have been flying from St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, via Keflavík in Iceland before going to Turkey

Many rendition planes pass through St Johns on their way across the Atlantic. Most stop at Shannon in Ireland or the Azores in Portugal.

But that’s not the most interesting thing about N845S…

What’s interesting about this aircraft is where it was before Stevens Express Leasing. Some excellent detective work here:

http://www.ruudleeuw.com/hayes-c47-autec.htm

Checking my notes of a trip to Florida in April 1975, there quite clearly recorded at West Palm Beach Airport, north of Fort Lauderdale, on 22nd April was DC-3 N61696. It had a white fuselage with a mauve cheatline, white tail with a mauve band, and the title AUTEC in the tail band. N61696 was also noted and reported by many other enthusiasts who visited West Palm Beach during the early 1970s and was last reported there in January 1976, with the titles removed at that stage.

The aircraft was a CIA Air America plane. It was excluded from the FAA registry. In the 1970s it was an AUTEC plane, flying from the AUTEC base on Andros Island, in the Bahamas, to West Palm Beach. Eventually it wound up going back to the CIA / Stevens Express Leasing.

So if it was just ferrying personnel and supplies for AUTEC, why wasn’t it in the FAA files? Well I’m going to go off on a bit of speculative tangent here, but this could potentially connect to an alleged CIA black operation called Operation Watchtower. The operation allegedly had CIA birds flying contraband from Central America into the US via a covert route marked with radio beacons. It utilized the exact same path, from AUTEC at Andros Island to West Palm Beach. Today, Phoenix Air flies that route. It seems odd that shady CIA birds would be needed to ferry supplies to a Navy laboratory.

 

Operation Watchtower

Lt. Cmdr. Al Martin (US Navy, Ret) has testified before Congress for the Kerry Committee and the Alexander Committee, which investigated the illicit deals of Iran-Contra. He writes:

Watchtower was a series of very powerful radio transmitters on towers with beacons on the end of them, built from Andros Island off the coast of Colombia all the way up into U.S. air space, essentially transversing all of Central America. These beacons would emit a frequency which was changed from time to time for security reasons. Aircraft could triangulate a position from them.

 

The beacons in essence created a corridor. It was a so-called “safe corridor.” In other words, all aircraft flying in that corridor would not be intercepted. On the United States end, aircraft transmitting the correct frequency were not to be inspected by Customs.

The corridor was created originally for the same purpose it got used in later on in Iran-Contra — to provide a safe corridor for the shipping north of narcotics and the shipping south of weapons pursuant to authorized narcotics and weapons transactions.

Colonel Edward P. Cutolo’s Affidavit of CIA Drug Smuggling
Colonel Cutolo allegedly died in a car accident 2 months after signing this affidavit.

6. The purpose of Operation watch Tower was to establish a series of three electronic beacon towers beginning outside of Bogota, Colombia and running northeast to the border of Panama. Once the Watch Tower teams (Special Action Teams) were in place, the beacon was activated to emit a signal that aircraft could fix on and fly undetected from Bogota into Panama, then land at Albrook Air Station.

 

7. During the Feb., 1976, Watch Tower Mission, 30 high performance aircraft landed safely at Albrook Air Station where the plane were met by Col. Tony Noriega, who is a Panama Defence Force Officer currently assigned to the Customs and Intelligence Section. Noriega normally was in the company of other PDF officers known to me as Major Diaz-Herrera, Major Luis del Cid, Major Ramirez. Also present at most of the arrivals, was Edwin Wilson, and an unidentified male Israeli national.

 

8. The cargo flown from Colombia into Panama was cocaine.

 

 …

 

16. Upon the assumption of command, I created and implemented 12 separate SATs. Their mission was to implement Army Regulation 340-18-5 (file number 503-05). My authority for this action came directly from FORSCOM through Edwin Wilson who appeared before me in my office at 10th Special Forces Group Headquarters. This action was taken to develop surveillance of politicians, judicial figures, law enforcement agencies at the state level, and of religious figures.

 

17. Mr. Edwin Wilson explained that it was considered that Operation Watch Tower might be compromised and become known if politicians, judicial figures, police and religious entities were approached or received word that U.S. Troops had aided in delivering narcotics from Columbia into Panama. Based on that possibility, intense surveillance was undertaken by my office to ensure if Watch Tower became known of, the U.S. government and the Army would have advance warning and could prepare a defense.

 

 …

 

20. I instituted surveillance against Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Edward King, Michael Dukakis, Levin H. Campbell, Andrew A. Caffey, Fred Johnston, Kenneth A. Chandler, Thomas P. O’Neill to name a few of the targets. Surveillance at my orders was instituted at the Governors’ residences of Massachusetts, Maine, New York, and New Hampshire. The Catholic cathedrals of New York and Boston were placed under electronic surveillance also. In the area of Ft. Devens, all local police and politicians were under some sort of surveillance at various times.

 

 …

30. At approx. 0945 hours on 30 Jan. 1979 Pvt. Tyree reported to my office at 10th Special Forces Group Headquarters per my instructions. Pvt. Tyree reported that between 2400 hours and 0100 hours of the previous night that his wife had received another threatening phone call. I was notified of the call by the SAT in place at the tyree residence prior to speaking with Pvt. Tyree. I ordered Tyree to keep this matter to himself as it was being investigated. I notified Pvt. Tyree I would contact him between 1200 and 1300 hours at his duty station as soon as I could look into a matter that pertained to the threats. This meeting lasted until 1019 hours.

 

31. On 30 Jan. 1979, at approx. 1147 hours, two men were dropped in the parking area of the apt. complex that Pvt. Tyree resided within. One man was identified as Erik Aarhus. The second man due to his face being covered could not be identified as the two men entered the apartment building that the Tyree family resided within. Surveillance indicates that at least one of the two men entered the Tyree apt. and left prior to the arrival of Pvt. tyree and his wife at noon.

 

32. On 30 Jan 1979, at noon Pvt. Tyree and his wife were seen arriving at the apartment complex they resided in. Pvt. Tyree never exited his truck and Mrs. tyree entered the building where their apt. was located. After she disappeared, a car almost ran into Pvt. Tyree as he was leaving the complex parking lot. Mrs. Tyree was stabbed to death in their apt. shortly thereafter.

The main AUTEC support base and downrange tracking stations are on Andros Island in the Bahamas, just west of Nassau and about 180 nautical miles (333 km) southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida.

In-air tracking is provided by radars and various other in-air tracking systems such as LATR, the Hyperbolic In-Air Tracking System (HITS), and Differential GPS (DGPS). These in-air systems cover the AUTEC Weapons Range up to a distance of 500 nautical miles (930 km) from Site 1 and a height of 70,000 feet (21,000 m). Surveillance radars operate to support air and surface safety.

Electronic Warfare Threat Simulator (EWTS) is a real-time system that can generate complex, dynamic, electromagnetic signal environments at the radio frequency (RF) level. With this system, AUTEC offers capabilities to test different platform receivers in an open-air, over-the-water range. The system consists of a radar simulator, pedestal and controller, antennas, high-power amplifiers, calibration equipment, and an operator workstation. The system is housed in an air-conditioned radome and located on a 74-foot (23 m) tower.

AUTEC complex at Andros Island:

Watchtower was a series of very powerful radio transmitters on towers with beacons on the ends of them from Andros Island off the coast of Columbia all the way up to US air space.

 

Aircraft could triangulate a position from the towers. The beacons created a “safe corridor.” All aircraft flying through that corridor would not be intercepted. On the US end, aircraft emitting the proper frequency would not be inspected by customs.

 

The Phoenix Air Ebola planes are currently flying that AUTEC route under the Gray Bird call sign.

http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/gray-bird-333-comes-through-during-ebola-epidemic

‘Gray Bird 333’ comes through during Ebola epidemic

Phoenix evacuated medical aid workers Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol from Liberia last month on separate 14-hour flights — including fuel stops in the Azores and Maine — in a specially modified 32-year-old Gulfstream III, call sign Gray Bird 333, which had once done duty with the Royal Dutch Air Force and was still painted in its gray military livery.

 

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PHA333

05-Aug-2014 G159/G Andros Town Int’l (MYAF / ASD) Palm Beach Intl (KPBI)

31-Jul-2014 GLF3/L Cartersville (KVPC) Lajes Air Base Int. (LPLA / TER)

Perhaps it’s a coincidence that these CIA birds wind up flying the AUTEC route that was mentioned in Watchtower, but I thought it was worth noting the history of it.

Billy Graham, Ebola, and CIA Drug Trafficking

Samaritan’s Purse is Billy Graham’s missionary and charity group. They have a global presence, including in West Africa. When two of their workers (Brently and Writebol) became sick with Ebola, they hired Phoenix Air to evacuate them.

http://mashable.com/2014/08/05/shadowy-airline-flew-american-ebola-patients-home/

At a small, single runway airport in Cartersville, Georgia, a tiny airline got an urgent — and unprecedented — call last week: to fly the only two Americans known to have contracted the Ebola virus from West Africa to the U.S. for treatment.

We do a lot of very unique programs that involve aviation for various federal agencies, this is simply one of many contracts that we hold,” Dan Thompson, a Phoenix Air spokesman told Mashable. “We do a lot of weird stuff.”

 

It’s no secret that Phoenix Air is involved with extraordinary renditions (torture) for the CIA. They’ve been identified by Amnesty International and Shannon Watch.

http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR51/051/2006/en/b543c574-fa09-11dd-b1b0-c961f7df9c35/amr510512006en.pdf

http://www.shannonwatch.org/content/aircraft-linked-cia-extraordinary-rendition-flights


 

 

 

Surprisingly, Samaritan’s Purse is linked to another CIA rendition company. Aircraft N4042J was sold from Stevens Express Leasing to Samaritans Purse.

http://fareport.noblogs.org/post/2011/12/08/does-samaritans-purse-have-a-special-relationship-with-certain/

Stevens Express Leasing is not the only suspicious company that Kershaw works for. Devon Holding & Leasing in North Carolina and Premier Executive Transport Services in Massachusetts are two more companies that Paglen and Thompson name in their book. The New York Times also found this tangled web.

So how did Samaritan’s Purse zero in on this particular plane? How did they do a deal with people who don’t exist and who work for companies with no working address aside from a lawyer’s office? Virgil Gottfried, SP’s Director of Aviation, should know. His signature is on the FAA forms.

How indeed. The NY Times notes:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9407E2DB1F39F932A05756C0A9639C8B63&pagewanted=all

But whoever created the companies used some of the same post office box addresses and the same apparently fictitious officers for two or more of the companies. One of those seeming ghost executives, Philip P. Quincannon, for instance, is listed as an officer of Premier Executive Transport Services and Crowell Aviation Technologies, both listed to the same Massachusetts address, as well as Stevens Express Leasing in Tennessee.

No one by that name can be found in any public record other than post office boxes in Washington and Dunn Loring, Va. Those listings for Mr. Quincannon, in commercial databases, include an anomaly: His Social Security number was issued in Washington between 1993 and 1995, but his birth year is listed as 1949.

But Samaritan’s Purse managed to find him.

FAA records for the aircraft can be seen here:

http://fareport.noblogs.org/files/2011/12/registration.pdf

You’ll notice James Kershaw of Stevens Express Leasing has two very different signatures. One on page 9 and another on page 17.

 

9

17

Signing on behalf of Samaritan’s Purse was their Director of Aviation, Virgil Gottfried.

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/virgil-gottfried/30/307/1a5


 

 

 

Virgil Gottfried was tied to yet another CIA-linked drug trafficking plane, tail number N391SA.

http://fareport.noblogs.org/post/2011/12/13/bringin-in-a-couple-of-keys/

His signature also appears on the FAA records for two other planes with suspicious ownership histories.

In August 2004, Bates sold the plane to Sky Way Aircraft, Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida. One month later, it was sold to Mario Gonzales Restrepo of Caracas, Venezuela. Two months later, N391SA – bearing the false tail number of N168D – was found on an airstrip in Nicaragua loaded with cocaine and some AK-47s.

Sky Way Aircraft will be familiar to anyone who follows CIA-linked drug trafficking.

http://www.narconews.com/print.php3?ArticleID=3031&lang=en

Foreign law enforcement authorities confiscated two of these cocaine planes – one in the Dominican Republic and one in Nicaragua, (tail numbers N1100M and N391SA, respectively) – on suspicion of cocaine trafficking. A third plane (tail number N12DT) is cited along with N1100M in a pending FBI money laundering case involving a Venezuelan-based drug-trafficking organization.

The fourth aircraft, a Gulfstream II jet (tail number N987SA), crashed in Mexico in late September last year with a payload of some four tons of cocaine onboard.

The companies at the center of this parade of cocaine planes are Skyway Aircraft Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Planes and Parts Enterprises LLC of Doral, Fla.

In addition, a third Florida company, also named Skyway Aircraft Inc., but based in Clearwater, Fla. (just north of St Petersburg in the greater Tampa area), is linked to a fifth cocaine plane, a DC-9 jet (tail number N900SA), which was apprehended by Mexican authorities in April 2006 with some 5.5 tons of white powder onboard. The DC-9 had been sold to an unknown Venezuelan buyer only days before it was busted in Mexico.

Two of these cocaine planes – the Gulfstream II and a Beech 200 (N391SA) found in Nicaragua with the false tail number N168D – have been tied to the CIA’s terrorist rendition program via their Federal Aviation Administration-issued tail numbers, according to European investigators.

Sky Way painted their planes to look like they were from the Department of Homeland Security.

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You can read about the other Sky Way Aircraft, N900SA and N987SA, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendition_aircraft#N987SA

http://www.madcowprod.com/2014/09/12/mystery-aircraft-busted-in-australia-was-cia-plane/

His name is Glen Kovar. He was Chairman of SkyWay Communications in St Petersburg, Florida. In a profile, a business magazine touched on his resume:

“The senior Kovar worked for five U.S. presidents under the nebulous title of “director of special projects for the U.S. Forest Service.” Pressed for a more precise job description, he said: “I did a number of special projects. Let’s just leave it at that.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Forest_Service_airtanker_scandal#Drug_trafficking_seizure


 

 

 

Finally there’s the registration number N146SP. This tail number was on a South Pacific Island Airways Jet, which was then registered as Southern Air Transport jet N527SJ.

http://onespotter.com/aircraft/N146SP

Southern Air Transport (SAT) (1947-1998), based in Miami, Florida, was a cargo airline best known as a front company for the Central Intelligence Agency (1960-1973) and for its role in the Iran-Contra affair in the mid-1980s. Southern Air carried four loads of US weapons bound for Iran from the US to Israel, and on the return flights carried weapons destined for the Nicaraguan Contras from Portugal. The shooting down of an SAT flight in Nicaragua in October 1986 helped expose Iran-Contra.

Of course, the part of Iran-Contra that usually gets glossed over is the fact that it was also a massive, government-sanctioned drug running operation. Is it also a coincidence that yet another CIA tail number is on a Samaritan’s Purse helicopter, seen here in Liberia?

 

 

Between Phoenix Air, Stevens Express Leasing, Sky Way Aircraft, and Southern Air Transport, it sure seems that CIA planes have a way of landing at Samaritan’s Purse.

 

(Continued in part two)

Deak, The Programmed, Bearded Lady, and The Ground Zero Mosque

What could possibly connect a top currency exchange firm, a schizophrenic homeless woman, the Lockheed bribery scandal, death squads in Latin America, MK Ultra assassins, Glenn Beck, and the Ground Zero mosque? Only the CIA. More specifically, one of its assets named Nicholas Deak.

His wikipedia entry is, not surprisingly, severely lacking.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Deak

Nicolas Louis Deák (8 October 1905, Transylvania, Hungary—18 November 1985, New York City, US) was a Hungarian-born US banker, chairman of the Deak-Perera group and a secret service operative, serving both in the OSS during World War II and its successor the CIA during the Cold War.

His worldwide financial group, spanning both legitimate enterprises and fronts for CIA operations, was shaken in the late ’70 and early ’80 by multiple scandals involving money laundering and criminal connections. The fallout of these scandals led to the bankruptcy of large parts of the financial group in 1984. The next year he was gunned down at the age of 80 in his office by a mentally unstable woman.

Called “the James Bond of the world of money” by Time Magazine, Deak’s bank was tied to numerous CIA black operations.

http://www.unz.org/Pub/Inquiry-1977nov21-00010?View=PDF

Deak‘s principal advantage to the CIA is that, unlike commercial banks, currency dealers are not under the jurisdiction of federal bank examiners.

Over the years, Deak & Co. secretly moved CIA funds to finance such enterprises as the overthrow of Iran’s Premier Mossadegh in 1954 (this was handled through Deak offices in Geneva and Zurich, and, through a friendly representative in
Rome), operations in the Congo (now Zaire), and the agency’s wartime work in Vietnam. According to knowledgeable sources, the CIA gave Deak dollars in Washington and received piastres in Saigon at a black-market rate.

Between 1969 and 1975, Deak transferred at least $8.3 million in secret payments by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation to its agents in Japan as part of the now famous campaign to bribe Japanese government officials to buy its airplanes. One of these Japanese agents was Yoshio Kodama, a man with close ties to the U.S. intelligence
community since the end of the war. Lockheed and the CIA had their own longstanding relationship, what with the aircraft company building the u-2 and SR-71 spy planes for the agency. There are indications that the CIA knew and approved of Lockheed’s dealings through Deak & Co.

It is also possible that some Deak personnel were involved, together with the CIA, in the “laundering” of illegal funds for the Nixon reelection campaign in 1972.

Note that both Kodama and Adnan Khashoggi were involved in the looting of Yamashita’s gold. Khashoggi is involved in so many scandals, it’s become something of a running joke.

Lockheed used Deak-Perera to bribe foreign officials and purchase their aircraft, among other things. Deak smuggled money to Yoshio Kodama in cardboard boxes with oranges.

Kodama was a war criminal, drug smuggler, and ultra-nationalist. He became one of the richest men in Asia. The CIA whitewashed his record, and used him for his anti-communist activities. He became a powerful yakuza boss who could make or break Japanese Prime Ministers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshio_Kodama

After the Lockheed scandal, disillusioned ultranationalist roman porno film actor Mitsuyasu Maeno attempted to assassinate Kodama by flying a plane into his Tokyo house, kamikaze-style. The attempt failed.

Deak wouldn’t be so lucky. At some point, it seemed the government and CIA turned on Deak.

In 1984, Deak & Co. faced allegations from the President’s Commission on Organized Crime that they laundered money for Latin American drug traffickers, facilitated the Lockheed bribery scandals, and smuggled currency from the Philippines. As a result, shortly thereafter, Deak & Co. declared bankruptcy in order to reorganize.

The following year, a “paranoid-schizophrenic” named Lois Lang traveled almost 5,000 miles by bus, purchased a revolver, and assassinated Deak at his office in Manhattan. She could not explain what compelled her to travel so far to assassinate somebody she had never met.

This Salon article is excellent and should be read in its entirety.

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/02/better_than_bourne_who_really_killed_nick_deak/

Deak crumbled onto the floor. “Now you’ve got yours,” said Lang. A witness later claimed she took out a camera and snapped photographs of her victim’s expiring body. The bag lady then grabbed the banker by the legs, dragged him into his office, and shut the door.

She emerged shortly and headed for the elevator bank, where three NYPD officers had taken position. They shouted for Lang to freeze. When she reached for her .38, an officer tackled her to the floor. A second cop grabbed her arm as the first hammered her hand with the butt of his gun. As he jarred the revolver free, she turned into a cowering child — “like a frightened animal,” one of the officers later testified.

“Please don’t hurt me,” Lang begged. “He told me I could carry the gun.”

Who were the pictures for? The sudden change in demeanor, from cool, calm assassin to “frightened animal” should also be noted.

The pictures were never made public, but a friend of Deak found them when investigating his death…

As Kuhlmann traveled the world trying to repair relationships, trace lost assets and solve the mystery of Deak’s murder, he descended ever deeper into a rabbit hole. One of his stops was in Macau, where Deak’s office manager vanished without a trace after the collapse. Kuhlmann entered the paper-strewn offices to find the manager’s girlfriend sitting at her boyfriend’s old desk. She opened a drawer and pulled out a photo she’d found there: a grainy black-and-white snapshot of Nicholas Deak, lying bleeding on his office floor, just minutes from death. The photo, seemingly taken by Lang, had never been made public. Shortly thereafter, two of Kuhlmann’s investigators reported that Lang had met with two Argentineans in Miami before her bus trip to New York.

Lang complained of “amnesia” and said that her ex-husband’s business partner moved her into an apartment in Mountain View, Calif., where she lived on “grants” and “took flying lessons.” (Moffett Field Naval Base and NASA’s Ames Research Center are located there). She told psychiatrists in 1985 that this business partner, or his “fakes,” took her to Deak’s offices at 29 Broadway in 1971. She said that “friends” taught her marksmanship at firing ranges.

For the next month, she was put under the care of Dr. Frederick Melges, a psychiatrist associated with the Stanford Research Institute. One of Dr. Melges’ main areas of research: drug-aided hypnosis. A few years after Lang was put in Melges’ care, the New York Times exposed the Stanford Research Institute as a center for CIA research into “brain-washing” and “mind-control” experiments in which unwitting subjects were dosed with hallucinogenic drugs and subjected to hypnosis.

The Stanford Research Institute received CIA funding, and Dr. Melges published work about using drugs and hypnosis to create “disassociative states,” i.e., induced schizophrenia. One of Melges’ partners on these experiments was a doctor named Leo E. Hollister, who first dosed Ken Kesey with LSD as part of an Army experiment in 1960. He later admitted to author John Marks that he conducted drug research for the CIA. Marks’ 1979 book, “The Search for the Manchurian Candidate,” contains numerous such revelations about other government researchers.

In other words, the doctor who cared for Lang in Santa Clara was a senior figure at one of the CIA’s top institutional grantees. He worked side-by-side with a self-identified CIA collaborator, and conducted research into the kind of drug-induced behavior modification that the agency is known to have funded.

Creating dissociative states, of course, is necessary for creating a split personality which can carry out assassinations, which the other personality has no knowledge of. I can not think of a legitimate reason to try to induce Dissociative Identity Disorder in an individual.

A local police officer told the New York Times after her arrest in 1985 that Lang “usually had money,” despite roaming “the [university] campus in unkempt clothes, usually wearing a green felt Tyrolean-style hat.” Once the police found more than $800 in her possession.

Then Lang moved on to yet another CIA-linked university that was programming assassins.

As with Stanford, the university employed a military-linked behavioral psychiatrist, Dr. Donald Dudley, who later became infamous for carrying out experiments in behavior modification. Dudley taught there from the 1960s through the early 1990s, and also worked at nearby mental institutions where Lang was periodically committed. The landmark lawsuit that ended Dudley’s career revealed that Dudley’s hobby was taking patients brought to him for lesser mental illnesses, pumping them full of drugs, hypnotizing them, and trying to turn them into killers.

Donald Dudley, at the University of Washington, was especially sloppy…

https://web.archive.org/web/20080906095715/http://seattlep-i.nwsource.com/local/dudl15ww.shtml

Parents claim psychiatrist tried to turn son into killer
Friday, December 15, 2000

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Dudley said he “used powerful drugs and hypnotic suggestions to train an army of killers from the ranks of his patients,” Marchese asserted.

Dudley began treating Drummond for a seizure disorder in 1989 and, in October 1990, injected him with sodium amytal, a powerful sedative. The doctor’s files indicate he intended to erase part of Drummond’s brain and implant new behavioral characteristics.

In November 1992 the mother confronted Dudley, who told her he was going to take over hospitals, police forces and schools and that she was lucky her son was part of his intended army.

“Dr. Dudley told her he was working for the CIA, and if she told anybody about this, he’d kill her,” Marchese said.

Marchese said one reason for the suspension was that Dudley told a chronic fatigue syndrome patient from Arizona to learn martial arts and the use of guns to help the doctor’s cause. Dudley claimed he was from another planet and was one of 100 people who rule the earth, she said.

In another episode cited in the suspension, according to news reports, Bellevue police found Dudley with an arsenal of guns in a hotel room where he was treating a suicidal 15-year-old boy.

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19930302&slug=1688222

Psychiatrist Arrested In Hotel Incident

Dudley and the youth checked into a single room at the Hilton Friday night. Finding an adjoining room unoccupied, they took that as well. Shortly after 1 a.m., the boy went downstairs and told the clerk he and the doctor would be going for target practice at a firing range the next day. Then he went upstairs and returned, waving a .44 Magnum semiautomatic pistol at the clerk.

The boy appeared to be intoxicated, a clerk told police, and said, “Get out of here or I’ll drop you.” The clerk fled to a back room.

The youth told police he was only carrying the gun to prove to the clerk he was on his way to target practice.

The Ground Zero Mosque Connection

Fast forward to today, and Deak’s gold company was restructured and became part of Goldline, whose unofficial spokesperson is Glenn Beck. Now I want to focus on the Ground Zero mosque. In many cases, the people opposing the mosque were in bed with the people financing the mosque. News Corp had Glen Beck and Fox ranting against the mosque, while some of the owners of News Corp financed it.

Interestingly, Deak’s son, Robert Leslie Deak, was also behind the financing of the mosque. He is on the board of the DC think tank, Center for a New American Security.

http://www.cnas.org/DeakRobert

Deak is a participant in the Peace Action Network-Arab American Action Forum, which coordinates forums around the world to improve communications and understanding among Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities. In this capacity, he has led public-private partnerships to fund schools in rural areas and rejuvenate the agricultural base in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Apparently, part of “trying to foster understanding between Americans and Muslims” involved financing a mosque that was to be built at the site of Ground Zero. Extremely unpopular, the mosque did just the opposite…as anyone could’ve predicted it would.

https://web.archive.org/web/20110321102135/http://www.observer.com/2010/politics/untangling-new-intrigue-behind-ground-zero-mosque

For instance, one of the earliest backers of the nonprofit group, the Cordoba Initiative, that is spearheading the Ground Zero mosque, is a 52-year-old Scarsdale, New York, native named R. Leslie Deak. In addition to serving on the group’s board of advisors since its founding in 2004 by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Deak was its principal funder, donating $98,000 to the nonprofit between 2006 and 2008. This figure appears to represent organization’s total operating budget—[b]though, oddly, the group reported receipts of just a third of that[/b] total during the same time period.

Leslie Deak’s resume also notes his role as “business consultant” for Patriot Defense Group, LLC, a private defense contractor with offices in Winter Park, Florida, and in Tucson. The only names listed on the firm’s website are those of its three “strategic advisers.” These include retired four-star General Bryan “Doug” Brown, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command until 2007, where he headed “all special operations forces, both active duty and reserve, leading the Global War On Terrorism,” and James Pavitt, former deputy director for operations at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he “managed the CIA’s globally deployed personnel and nearly half of its multi-billion dollar budget” and “served as head of America’s Clandestine Service, the CIA’s operational response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Besides Pavitt, Brown and a third advisor, banker Alexander Cappello, the Patriot Defense Group is so secretive it doesn’t even name its management team, instead describing its anonymous CEO as a former Special Forces and State Department veteran, the group’s managing director as a former CIA officer experienced in counter-terrorism in hostile environments and the group’s corporate intelligence head as a “23-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service who worked on the personal security details of former Presidents Bush and Clinton.”

Deak also sits on the NDUF’s board of directors, the chairman of which is Mark Treanor, the former general counsel for Wachovia bank from 1998 through its collapse in 2008 and a major bundler of campaign donations for the McCain-Palin ticket in 2008. Wachovia, now owned by Wells Fargo, was recently fined $160 million for laundering “at least $110 million” in Mexican drug money between 2003 and 2008, while Treanor was Wachovia’s general counsel, though the figure is likely higher since Wachovia admitted it didn’t put any controls on at least $420 billion—that’s billion—in cash moved through its network of Mexico currency exchanges.

Which leads to another odd coincidence: Laundering money for drug lords is what brought down Deak & Co., the company run by Leslie Deak’s father, Nicholas Deak, years ago.

Speaking of Glenn Beck, it has been reported that Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, the second-largest shareholder in News Corp., the parent company Fox News, which airs Beck’s program, is also a major funder of Imam Rauf’s projects, as Jon Stewart viewers heard all about last week.

But add to this array of unexpected connections the work of Imam Rauf on behalf of the U.S. government—which includes serving as an FBI “consultant” and being recruited as a spokesperson by longtime George W. Bush confidante Karen Hughes, who headed up the administration’s propaganda efforts in the Muslim world—and a compelling picture begins to emerge.

Bush’s favorite Imam, with backing from a funder with connections to the CIA, the Pentagon and the currency trading company that now sponsors rightwing firebrand Glenn Beck, proposes to build a mosque around the corner from the site of the most devastating terrorist attack ever visited on America. In the name of “[cultivating] understanding among all religions and cultures,” he puts forth a project that offends a majority of Americans and deals a significant setback to the broader acceptance of Muslim-Americans. It’s a little like Billy “White Shoes” Johnson claiming the only reason he moonwalks after scoring a touchdown is to lower tensions on the football field and raise the other team’s spirits.

Interestingly, a Stratfor analyst claims the Imam behind the mosque is an FBI asset. Their private conversation about the above article was published as part of Wikileaks Stratfor files.

https://web.archive.org/web/20120622190444/http://wikileaks.org//gifiles//docs//373982_re-ct-untangling-the-bizarre-cia-links-to-the-ground-zero.html

The Imam is an operational asset of the FBI.

Another hate monger got her start by opposing the Ground Zero mosque. Her name is Pamela Geller. She’s been on the news quite a bit recently, after her anti-Islamic event was attacked in Garland, Texas. She was also allegedly the target of a Boston jihadist who was killed by police. Who is this woman at the center of the ISIS attacks on US soil?

She posted these ads all over public transit systems:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Islamization_of_America

SIOA first entered the public eye with its early opposition to the construction of Park51, originally named Cordoba House, a 13-story Muslim community center proposed for a location two blocks from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Geller

She encouraged Israel to “stand loud and proud. Give up nothing. Turn over not a pebble. For every rocket fired, drop a MOAB. Take back Gaza. Secure Judea and Samaria. Stop buying Haaretz. Throw leftists bums out.”[54] She is an ardent Zionist.[38] She regards much of the Israeli media as “Jewicidal” and the kibbutz movement as a failed idea and a variety of slavery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Spencer_%28author%29

During Operation Protective Edge, Spencer was accused of spreading an anti-Palestinian misinformation video, originally published by Pamela Geller, by inaccurately claiming a video of an Egyptian die-in protest from Egyptian newspaper El Badil was a video of Hamas faking the number of casualties killed by Israel. Robert Spencer wrote “as Muhammad said, ‘War is deceit.’ And so here is more ‘Palestinian’ victimhood propaganda unmasked. Not that the international media and the world ‘human rights community’ will take any notice. Video thanks to Pamela Geller.”

After El Badil had the video removed from Geller’s YouTube account due to copyright infringement, El Badil wrote that Spencer and Geller’s inability to distinguish a die-in protest from an Islamic funeral either makes them “incompetent to speak on Islam or they are professional liars.”

And who is this far-right Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, who was at the event in Garland, Texas? Interestingly, I had already come across Wilders when I was investigating the elite pedophile rings in the Netherlands and Belgium, the Dutroux affair. He rubs shoulders with some interesting people…

http://www.isgp.nl/2013_10_10_Beyond_Dutroux_ties_to_France

“Geert-Jan Knoops. Born in 1960. Marine officer. Worked as an attorney for the famous Moszkowicz family 1991-1994. Together with his father Max, Bram Moscowicz defended Dutch underworld figures Klaas Bruinsma (relationship with Mabel Wisse Smit, a Soros employee who married a brother of Crown Prince Alexander) and the Heineken kidnappers Cor van Hout and Willem Holleeder (another later top criminal who Moscowicz continued to represent for 20 years; Bruinsma and Holleeder are Holland’s most famous criminal superstars), Surinam dictator Desi Bouterse (whom the CIA and Dutch government tried to overthrow), Willem Endstra, and neocon politician Geert Wilders. Knoops marries an attorney at Moszkowics and switches his belief from Catholic to pretty strict Judaism. These days the couple enjoys sailing and classical music. The couple began their own law firm in 1994. Geert-Jan Knoops has defended sepcial forces soldier Eric O. (a minor war crimes case, with accusations that it was covered up), the Puttens’ murder case (a controversial rape/murder case with bizarre twists and two apparently innocent people sent to jail), Deventer murder case (another prominent case that went on for years), green beret Marco Kroon case (Afghanistan war hero; close to CIA director David Petraeus; cocaine and XTC found in his hairsamples, pants, jacket and car, but somehow cleared of that), tribunals in Rwanda, Yugoslavia and Sierra Leone, asked to become advisor to Saddam Hussein’s judicial team for his appeal. In 2011 he strenously defended on Dutch television the U.S. judicial decision that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was innocent and his victim Nafissatou Diallo completely unreliable.”

Then there’s the claim from a victim interviewed by Kevin Annett. Note that Annett often mixes disinfo with half-truths. I consider him a scam artist at best, and intentional misdirection at worst. At any rate, here’s what an alleged victim of a child abuse network told Annett. Make of it what you will.

http://www.isgp.nl/2014_10_Joris_Demmink_Westerflier_Cult

September 10, 2014, Kevin Annett for his “International Common Law Court of Justice, Brussels” (itccs.org), ‘Transcript of Anne Marie van Blijenburgh’s testimony about child murders in Belgium [sic]’: “Today is the fifth of June 2014 and my name is Anne Marie van Blijenburg … I have been married for twenty four years to Kees van Korlaar. Together with his three brothers, Kees van Korlaar forms a criminal organization known as the Octopus syndicate (ed. Note: This is slang term in Holland for Ndrangheta, the modern Italian-based mafia). They have worked from 1960 on to today. By order of Queen Beatrix they have organized the murder, torture, rape and killing of children in a public setting. They organized that through youth detention centers in the Netherlands. … And the criminals asked Johann Friso to bring his relatives and friends with him, so the whole building was filled with very important people from the Netherlands: ministers, high ranking officers and all kinds of people that the criminals could photograph so they could blackmail those people… The people who I recognized there were Prince Johan Friso, his psychiatrist Guus Pareau Dumont, I recognized Johann’s wife Mabel Wisse Smit, she was there with an old man, I think it was George Soros, I recognized Herr Donner… I recognized Ernst Hirsch Ballin… a Mr. van den Emster, he was for years the head of all the judges inthe Netherlands, I recgnized Dick Berlijn. … I recognized a very important journalist. I recognized Carla Eradus, the wife of Friso’s psychiatrist Guus Parea Dumont, Carla is the president of the court in Amsterdam, a judge. … Mark Rutte … Geert Wilders… There were about fifty people every time I was taken there. I have been taken there three times. I have seen every time they killed a child, I have seen two boys killed and one girl killed. … I presume they came from detention centers… He’s still alive [my husband] and he’s still killing people. … They kill perhaps ten or twenty people a year… I have shown the police four places in the Netherlands they use as graveyards for people they killed. Never, never, has any policeman ever taken the trouble to look.”

Geert Wilders is connected to the Gatestone Institute, a Zionist think tank. Wilders was invited to the US by the founder of Gatestone, Nina Rosenwald, heiress to the Sears Roebuck fortune. The board of directors includes CIA director James Woolsey. Wilders is considered an extremely far right nutjob. His platform is basically hate Muslims and defend the CIA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatestone_Institute

Both Geert Wilders and the Stop Islamization of America group are affiliated with The Intelligence Summit, a group of CIA directors, senior Mossad officials, and Russian organized crime figures with close ties to both Israeli and US intelligence. It once included John Deutch and James Woolsey.

Pamela Geller repeatedly copies articles from The Intelligence Summit and promotes them on her website:

http://pamelageller.com/2014/08/ex-cia-employee-admits-president-obama-radical-islamic-enemy-america.html/
http://pamelageller.com/2006/03/saddams_wmd.html/

Likewise, The Intelligence Summit promotes Geller’s articles, like this one claiming Muslims are cannibals who eat Jewish soldiers:

http://www.intelligencesummit.org/muslim-cannibalism/

Founder of The Intelligence Summit, John Loftus, is an author who is often cited by some big names in the conspiracy theory community. He mixes facts, like how the CIA recruited Nazi agents, with disinfo and Zionism. There’s some good tidbits in his books, but his agenda is another matter…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intelligence_Summit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Loftus_(author)

The Intelligence Summit’s website, intelligencesummit.org, is now a pseudo-conspiracy theory website. At first glance, one would think it’s just another CT site. One would never suspect it’s run by a think tank of CIA directors and senior Mossad officials.

http://www.intelligencesummit.org/speakers/

Still registered to Loftus and his CIA think-tank, the site pushes the same agenda, only with a CT flavor. Geert Wilders’ books are promoted at times. Here we see Wilders’ Islamophobic book being promoted under the category of “Jesuit Pope.”

http://www.intelligencesummit.org/jesuit-pope/

The site is registered to, and promotes, Brent Beleskey.

http://who.is/whois/intelligencesummit.org

On his LinkedIn page, we see that people who viewed Beleskey also searched for Leslie Deak, lending credence to the theory that Deak and this cast of Islamophobic spooks are connected. Why would Linked In imply they’re connected somehow?

https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/brent-beleskey/15/378/b66

Why does this matter? Well, earlier in this thread, we showed how Deak was financing the Ground Zero Mosque. Why would he also be connected to The Intelligence Summit, Beleskey, Pamela Geller, and Stop Islamization of America, who launched their careers opposing the Ground Zero Mosque? That’s the right question.

The conspiracy behind the Clinton conspiracy

First I should clarify: this isn’t a defense of the Clintons. In fact, 95% of the accusations regarding his connection to Iran-contra and drug running are true. But I believe that there was a sort of “controlled opposition” within the conspiracy theory community, to steer people away from the facts which would prove his involvement (like the Savings & Loan links).

To get to the truth, I would suggest avoiding the most popular books and videos written on the subject, and simply follow the S&L money. It’ll lead you right back to Clinton, and you’ll be able to prove it. I would start with Pete Brewton’s book, The Mafia, CIA, & George Bush.

The heart of the S&L / Whitewater conspiracy seems to be that Bush deregulated Savings & Loans, then the usual suspects (including Bill & Hillary while they were in Arkansas) used them to funnel money to CIA black ops, drug running, etc etc. That seems obvious enough, but it looks to me like the CT community has been thrown some red herrings. There is a trail of death following the Clintons, but when you start to follow it, you find yourself on some wild goose chases…

I want to focus on one of those CIA sponsored wild goose chases: a popular film called The Clinton Chronicles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clinton_Chronicles

There were four key figures involved in making this film who had some shady ties: Larry Nichols, Pat Matrisciana, Richard Mellon Scaife, and Rev. Jerry Falwell. Let’s start with Nichols.

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/02/23/magazine/clinton-crazy.html

Larry Nichols was performing for me now, as he has performed for any number of journalists since Bill Clinton first announced he was running for President more than five years ago. ”They” in Nichols’s universe are shadowy Arkansas characters who have one way or another been connected politically to Clinton. Nichols himself was once a Clinton man. As Governor, Clinton hired him to be the marketing director for the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Clinton later fired Nichols, charging that he had made unauthorized phone calls to Central America. Nichols, for his part, became convinced that Bill Clinton himself had some vague but sinister Central American connection during the time he was Governor.

The Arkansas Development Finance Authority was the body that was set up to finance these shady S&Ls. They were at the center of the conspiracy. Clinton and his financier Jackson Stephens (whose name pops up in relation to more major scandals than I can count) set up the ADFA. Apparently, those phone calls to Central America were alleged to be connected to the Iran-contra operation, which was one of the CIA operations getting money from this S&L scam.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/clinton/stories/enemies030298.htm

From the small Arkansas town of Conway, Larry Nichols has made it his life’s goal to bring down Clinton. He claims he was wrongfully terminated from his state job in 1988 for making personal calls to Nicaraguan contra leaders — a charge he denies.

Pat Matrisciana made two Clinton red herring videos through his company Jeremiah Films.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Films

Hopsicker claimed that Matrisciana all but admitted he was working for the CIA in an interview he had with him…

http://web.archive.org/web/20010702210841/http://www.madcowprod.com/3rdIssue/PuppetMaster.htm

I shot it at him: “Are you Agency?”

I meant, of course, was he from the Company. The good ‘ol bad ‘ol CIA. But this is, apparently, not considered a polite question, though Your Mom knows why not… because before he answered he coughed, and looked surprised.

Maybe he’s just not all that used to direct address. But at the end of the meal he said to me that for some reason he’d told me a lot more than he was planning to, so I guess it was a successful tactic.

“I’ve been to Berkeley, too,” his reply began

“I was ‘detailed’ to Berkeley in 1965, to establish a countervailing force to Mario Savio’s Free Speech Movement. While there I founded the Campus Crusade for Christ.

And then it was his turn to grin:

“I invented,” he told me proudly, “Jesus freaks.”

At any rate, we know he faked the silhouetted interview, because he later owned up to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clinton_Chronicles

To promote the film, Falwell aired an interview with Matrisciana, who was silhouetted to conceal his identity as he pretended to be a journalist who was afraid for his life.[4] Matrisciana later acknowledged that he was not in any danger, but that the interview was staged for dramatic effect at Falwell’s suggestion

Then there’s Richard Mellon Scaife, the conservative billionaire who pumps money to all kinds of think tanks and conservative causes, including the Clinton videos.

http://old.post-gazette.com/regionstate/19990314suicide1.asp

A former Army intelligence officer shot himself to death last month in a restroom outside conservative philanthropist and publisher Richard Mellon Scaife’s Downtown offices, and Scaife has assigned a private investigator to determine whether the incident was a bungled assassination attempt.

Kangas had recently sold his share of a gambling business in Las Vegas, and he ran the “Liberalism Resurgent” page on the World Wide Web. The page published extensive criticism of conservatives, and some of its writings asserted that Scaife was the financier of a right-wing conspiracy to topple President Clinton.

Kangas’ parents say they have attempted to figure out why their son, whose military career included stints in Central America and Berlin during the latter days of the Cold War, would have gone to Pittsburgh, apparently with no credit cards and only $14.63 in his pocket, to kill himself.

Here’s an old post from Kangas before he was found dead in Scaife’s bathroom:

http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/L-overclass.html

In the mid-1970s, at this historic low point in American conservatism, the CIA began a major campaign to turn corporate fortunes around.

They did this in several ways. First, they helped create numerous foundations to finance their domestic operations. Even before 1973, the CIA had co-opted the most famous ones, like the Ford, Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations. But after 1973, they created more. One of their most notorious recruits was billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife. During World War II, Scaife’s father served in the OSS, the forerunner of the CIA. By his mid-twenties, both of Scaife’s parents had died, and he inherited a fortune under four foundations: the Carthage Foundation, the Sarah Scaife Foundation, the Scaife Family Foundations and the Allegheny Foundation. In the early 1970s, Scaife was encouraged by CIA agent Frank Barnett to begin investing his fortune to fight the “Soviet menace.” (18) From 1973 to 1975, Scaife ran Forum World Features, a foreign news service used as a front to disseminate CIA propaganda around the world. Shortly afterwards he began donating millions to fund the New Right.

Scaife’s CIA roots are typical of those who head the new conservative foundations.

And Jerry Falwell, who used his money and TV program to promote the videos…

http://www.madcowprod.com/05182007.html

At the same time the Rev. Jerry Falwell was accusing pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People For the American Way of sharing responsibility for the 9/11 attack the televangelist owed over one million dollars in unpaid loans to the owner of the terror flight school in Florida which trained Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi, the MadCowMorningNews has learned.

In the days after terrorist hijackers murdered almost 3000 people, almost the entire American nation was numb and speechless with shock and horror.

Not Jerry Falwell.

The Baptist minister from Lynchburg, VA  wasted no time in pointing a finger of blame for the attack. He said, “I point the finger in their face and say, ‘You helped this happen.’

Falwell made no mention, then or ever, of his curious debt to secretive Green Bay financier Wallace J. Hilliard, whose flight school abetted, if unwittingly, the terrorist presence in the United States.

Strangely, this is not Jerry Falwell’s only link to covert activity at the tiny Venice, FL airport.

One might be tempted to assume that all of the accusations against Clinton were a “vast right-wing conspiracy” after all. But that’s not the case. As far as I can tell, the Clintons were connected to the Mena airport ring, the S&L scam, and a host of other crimes. But you won’t get the whole truth by watching the popular videos and reading the popular books on the subject…

The Boston Marathon Bombings and the CIA

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Sibel Edmonds, I encourage you to take a minute to familiarize yourself with her and her case. She is an FBI whistleblower who was called the most gagged person in the US by the ACLU. She accused members of government and the intelligence community of treason, intentionally leaking information to foreign governments, and even selling nuclear secrets. Due to her gag order, she posted the pictures of the worst offenders on her website, with no names.

The first man in the third group is Graham E. Fuller, who was a top CIA official. Fuller is an expert on Islamic extremism and Russian minorities, like Chechens. He wrote an article that “unintentionally” led to the Iran-contra affair. After his CIA career, he went to work for RAND corporation. He also advised the FBI to allow Fetullah Gulen into the country, despite the fact that Gulen was wanted in Turkey for trying to overthrow the Turkish government and replace it with an Islamist government.

Gulen was caught on video describing this plot to infiltrate the Turkish government, causing him to flee the country:

“You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they (the followers) must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere. (…) You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power (…) Until that time, any step taken would be too early — like breaking an egg without waiting the full 40 days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside.”

In this Washington Post article, a former Turkish intelligence chief describes the Gulen movement as a cover for the CIA, saying the movement harbored 130 CIA agents. Fuller says he has “no concrete personal knowledge whatsoever about this” but his “instincts” tell him it’s wrong. Well that’s convincing. He goes on to describe how he wrote a letter to the FBI telling them that Gulen was not a threat and should be allowed into the country:

“What I did do,” Fuller explained, “was write a letter to the FBI in early 2006 …at a time when Gulen’s enemies were pressing for his extradition to Turkey from the U.S. In the post 9/11 environment, they began spreading the word that he was a dangerous radical. In my statement to the FBI I offered my views…that I did not believe he posed a security threat of any kind to the U.S. I still believe that today, as do a large body of scholars on contemporary Islam.

So what has any of this got to do with the Boston Marathon bombing? As it turns out, this CIA expert on Chechen terrorism just happened to be living with the uncle of the Tsarnaev brothers at one time. His daughter, Samantha, was married to Ruslan Tsarni. I highly recommend you read Daniel Hopsicker’s article in the previous link.

Of course no mainstream media outlet touched this story, and the ones that did downplayed it. This headline from Gawker reads “Ex-CIA Agent Denies Rumors of Ties to Ruslan Tsarnaev,” yet the very first pargraph reads:

Fuller’s daughter, Samantha, was married to Ruslan from the mid-to-late 1990’s, before divorcing. Ruslan lived with the retired CIA officer in Maryland for a year, but Fuller saw no interest in politics, policy, or the CIA, from Ruslan. “Like all Chechens, Ruslan was very concerned about his native land, but I saw no particular involvement in politics,” Fuller wrote in an email to Al-Monitor.

The uncle of the only Chechen terrorists to carry out an attack on American soil just happens to be living with a top CIA expert on Chechen terrorism? You’d think that would warrant a mention or two.

Even stranger, uncle Ruslan and Graham Fuller operated a business out of his house which was dealing with a known al-Qaeda front, Benevolence International. Congress of Chechen International was registered to Ruslan Tsarni, using Graham Fuller’s home address.

Benevolence International was an al-Qaeda front based in Saudi Arabia, posing as a nonprofit group. A federal investigation led to it being labeled as a terrorist group by the UN and US government. This document from a US federal court shows a link between Benevolence and Ruslan Tsarni’s company. Benevolence International was supporting Chechen extremists, and the founder reportedly had close ties to Osama bin Laden.

Aside from dealing with al-Qaeda fronts, living with the CIA expert on Chechen terrorism, and being the uncle of the Boston bombers, Ruslan Tsarni had an interesting past. He worked under USAID, which is known throughout the world as a CIA front, and has been kicked out of several countries for that very reason. Before that, he worked for energy companies and was even a Halliburton contractor.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.