And yet theDEA under the 'leadership' of terrorists and murderers Barack Obama and Michele Leonhart has no scruples about shooting to death pregnant women in Honduras or torturing enginnering student in Titan Corp's home city of San Diego and the LAPD or Los Angeles Police Department also covered up the trafficking of cocaine in the ghettos of LA in the 1980's among other thingsApparently their tradition lives on..And most recently Michele Leonhart's and Barack Obama's
DEA has been trying to erroneously pin this DC 9 of Skyways Communications and that was also a penny stock fraud and that even had a direct line to the W Bush White House ,to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ! Go figure....:
U.S. Secret Drug War in Honduras: Botched DEA ... - Democracy Now!
- 18 May 2012 – Two of the victims were said to be pregnant women. ... U.S. Secret Drug War in Honduras: Botched DEA Raid Leaves 2 Pregnant Women, ...
Mexican Drug Lord linked to 5.5 ton-cocaine bust
Six months ago, the LAPD was telling reporters the decapitated head found underneath the Hollywood Sign was the result of a "gay lovers triangle."
Six months later, they were still pursuing the gay "thing," only instead of a gay boyfriend in Hollywood, their chief suspect was the now-notorious Canadian Cannibal. Their efforts at disinformation were successful, and widely disseminated.
But it also created a teachable moment about the Mexican drug war. The reason for all the disinformation about Hervey Medellin’s head, found beneath the Hollywood Sign in January 2012, has to do with the identity of Medellin’s longtime boss:
Jose Serrano Segovia is one of Mexico’s wealthiest oligarchs. He owns Mexico’s biggest shipping line, whose fleets of cargo ships, trucks and planes bring goods from Central and South America into the U.S. He even owns a railroad, that goes all the way to Kansas City.
And he is known as one Mexico’s biggest Drug Lords.
In APRIL 1998 The Wall Street Journal revealed that the FBI was investigating Jose Serrano Segovia for drug trafficking and money laundering, after a huge shipment of cocaine from Colombia was found on one of his cargo vessels.
The next year, Serrano hired a lobbying firm to block a bill in Congress which aimed to impose sanctions on companies linked to drug trafficking. And even though a top staffer to Republican Senator Richard Shelby resigned in protest, the effort was successful.
Much more recently, Hervey Medellin‘s boss was connected with the American drug trafficking operation in St Petersburg which was exposed when 5.5 tons of cocaine were found on an American-registered DC9.
The company that owned the busted DC9, Skyway, was itself owned by its biggest shareholder, a shady investment bank in Texas called Argyll Equities. Argyll was said in the business of providing “creative financial solutions globally,” which can look a lot like money laundering.
One of Argyll’s creative financial solutions was arranging a a $17 million “loan” to Mexican” businessman” Jose Serrano Segovia’s shipping line, Grupo TMM.
also Hopsicker made mention of Jose Serrano Segovia's connections to the DC-9 also connected to Jeb Bush's pals at Skyway Communications of Lakeland Florida and Titan Corp torturors and murder suspects of San Diego several years ago as well.Very convenient after all these years for the corrupt,(to say the least),DEA of Czarina Michelle Leonhart to now try and blame the Skyway Communications-Titan Corp-Argyll DC-9,bought from Skyway's stock fraud upon mainl American penny stock investors,on Hugo Chavez,seeing as how she herslef is deeply in bed with the government protected and paid criminals of Level 3's Titan Corp subsidiary and no doubt the Israeli government criminals they are also connected to.After all she is an aging Jewish American Princess or white Euro trash decendent who lies about being a 'Semite'.If you lie to yourself and are lied to by your culture about being a 'Semite' and are raised to hate Christians and bon Jewish others such as real Semites,as Michele Leonhart was,what else will you lie or muder about ? :
Juan Serrano Segovia is one of a handful of Mexican “big corporate guns” lucky enough to have been feted at a private dinner several years ago hosted by Gov. Jeb Bush, leading a Florida trade mission to Mexico.
"The evening turned into a kind of let's-get-to-know-each-other-socially affair." Joseph Lacher, BellSouth's Florida president, confided to The Miami Herald. - Daniel Hopsicker
"Cocaine One" Bust Lifts Veil on Global Narcotics CartelPosted in the database on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 @ 13:39:42 MST (3657 views)
|by Daniel Hopsicker Mad Cow Morning News|
Beyond a few half-hearted stabs at pinning blame for the crime on ‘scapegoats du jour’ like the FARC in Colombia or Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, authorities in Mexico and the U.S. have had virtually nothing to say about the case.
In the more than three months since, the massive seizure has slipped into a black hole.
One of the chief shareholders in SkyWay Aircraft, the company which owned the DC9 airliner (N900SA) seized in Mexico with 5.5 tons of cocaine aboard, is a private investment bank in Dallas which also raised funds for a Mexican industrialist with reported ties to a Cali and Juarez Cartel narcotics trafficker, the MadCowMorningNews has learned.
An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the seizure of the DC9 airliner (dubbed “Cocaine One” for its paint job and Seal designed to impersonate planes from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security) has unearthed evidence which is beginning to pierce the heavy curtain behind which the biggest taboo in the U.S. mainstream media has remained hidden: the identities of the until-now anonymous American Drug Lords.
Meet the Masters of the Universe
The seizure in Ciudad del Carmen has exposed the links of a global narcotics cartel that may be the most powerful political force on the planet.
Based on court documents, SEC filings, records of incorporation, and interviews with eyewitnesses, the elements which comprise this global narcotics cartel—all of which will be named and covered in this series—include the following:
Rogue U.S. defense contractor Titan Corp in San Diego; CIA proprietary airlines; “fugitive” Saudi billionaires, Gulf States Sheiks and financiers; the Israeli Mossad and right wing Israeli political parties identified with Jewish settler interests; “retired” officers of the CIA and U.S. military intelligence; Texas Republican kingmakers and private investment banks; member of U.S. organized crime...
Also... stock swindlers in Vancouver, Canada responsible for multi-billion dollar financial fraud; officials from the party of Mexican President Vicente Fox; Colombian and Mexican drug cartels; Florida air charter companies which enjoy—as did the Florida aviation companies associated with the terrorist hijackers—apparent official immunity from prosecution; and Lebanese “industrialists” in Mexico known to the Mexican press as the “Narco-Pederastas,” for their penchant for molesting children, with apparent immunity from prosecution, both boys and girls, as young as four.
Five ton shipments must be the the industry standard
As stated in the lead to this story, one of the chief shareholders in the company which owned the DC9 airliner (N900SA) seized in Mexico with 5.5 tons of cocaine aboard is a private investment bank in Dallas which also raised funds for a Mexican industrialist who reportedly financed a narcotics trafficker linked to both the Cali and Juarez Cartel.
In a major irony, the trafficker involved, Manuel Vicente Losada, was arrested in Chile after being linked to another five ton cocaine shipment, this one over the high seas.
Private investment bank Argyll Equities LLC in Boerne, Texas, is part of The Argyll Group, headquartered in La Jolla, CA., incorporated in Texas, Nevada,, and Delaware, whose undisclosed principals are involved, according to their website, in “providing creative financial solutions globally.”
The Santiago Times, an English language newspaper in Chile, reported on May 5, 1998 that Segovia “provided significant capital” to a “Chilean narcotics trafficker" named Manuel Vicente Losada, arrested in the Chilean capital of Santiago after being “linked to a shipment of five tons of cocaine which U.S. drug enforcement officials in Miami intercepted over six years ago on the vessel Harbour, as it headed toward Guantanamo Bay.”
“As it headed for… Guantanamo Bay?”
“In September 1997, Mexican newspaper El Universal de Mexico connected Losada to the Juarez Cartel of Mexico, referring to him as "the Chilean narcotics trafficker," the paper reported.
“Both Losada and Jose Serrano denied any connection to the Juarez Cartel.”
Drug trafficker Losada, said the paper, is a partner in some 30 shipping companies.
Jose Serrano Segovia owns shipping lines too, and until recently controlled what used to be Mexico’s flagship airline, Mexicana. This would appear to be an excellent example of what has been called the corporatization of narcotics trafficking which began taking place during the late 1980’s, while then-Vice President George H. W. Bush led the DEA’s task force in Miami.
"The evening turned into a kind of let's-get-to-know-each-other-socially affair." Joseph Lacher, BellSouth's Florida president, confided to The Miami Herald.
Ask Baby Doc: Toxic waste is good business.
Was Argyll Equities LLC the victim of “dashed bad luck” in providing funding for an operation which may be providing cover for something else? Other recent examples of Argyll’s “creative financing globally” provide at least a tentative answer...
Remember the infamous toxic garbage barge which circled the world for more than two years in search of a country willing to accept its cargo of toxic ash from a Philadelphia dump site? The barge, the Khian Sea, left the territorial waters of the United States, went to the Bahamas, then to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Bermuda, Guinea Bissau, and the Netherlands Antilles. No one would take it...
That is, until it got to Haiti. There, U.S.-backed dictator Baby Doc Duvalier issued a permit for the "fertilizer," and 4,000 tons was dumped onto the beach in the town of Gonalves.
Argyll Equities LLC provided funding to the man who owned the barge, one Louis D. Paolino, who later, and perhaps understandably, tired of the garbage business, and sold his company to Wayne Huizenga’s Waste Management in Miami, which runs, news accounts demurely report, “much of New York's extremely lucrative garbage industry.”
How unlucky can one private investment bank get?
Maybe somebody left it on the plane?
Alert readers will recall that during the same month, July of 2000, that Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi arrived to attend his flight school, Hilliard’s Lear jet was surrounded by DEA agents on the runway of Orlando Executive Airport.
They found 43 pounds of heroin onboard.
Argyll Equities is currently involved in a still-unexplained imbroglio which may shed some light on this milieu which seems to attract such large quantities of narcotics…
“The complaint alleges the men made false statements to a hedge fund operator so they could keep $25 million from the fund that was invested this year with Nevada-based American Trade Industries, Inc., according to US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and the US Secret Service in Chicago,” the AP reported.
That's right. THAT Fitzgerald.
General Stroessner isn't dead. He's on vacation with Franco.
The men were accused of conspiring to perpetrate a $26 million dollar fraud on the administrator of a private hedge fund in Lake Forest, IL, who turns out to be mother of “Wedding Crashers” actor Vince Vaughn.
According to the indictment, one of the accused men, Richard E. Warren, apprehended as he attempted to board a plane for London, told Sharon Vaughn that he “had a special government clearance,” was “licensed by USG to participate in secret trading programs.”
Paraguay, in Latin America’s infamous triangle region, is suspected by the State Dept. of “helping to finance Islamic terrorist groups” through Lebanese traders in Ciudad del Este, a lawless border town, called South America’s "contraband capital.”
Of anecdotal interest only—since a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago recently dropped criminal charges against Cowles— is the fact that Ambassador Rachid is among the five percent of Paraguay's inhabitants of Arab descent. Her father was born in Homs, Syria; her mother is from Ba'albek, Lebanon.
"We used the shares for toilet paper... and still made out like bandits."
Argyll Equities LLC is the second-largest shareholder in SkyWay, according to bankruptcy filings, owning nearly 21 million shares of totally worthless stock, which might be considered something of an investment black eye, unless other undisclosed considerations were involved.
New evidence unearthed since then has begun to fill in the picture of an operation which boasted a bewildering international cast of characters, in San Diego, Israel, Miami, Dallas, and in the case of two prominent principals, on the lam…
SkyWay Aircraft was not a real entity, in the sense of a corporation engaging in commerce for profit. The now bankrupted-firm’s only utility was to serve as a dummy front company which provided cover for the larger operation, and as a vehicle to part innocent people from their investments.
Individuals involved in the operation have extensive and wide-ranging connections to each other which clearly pre-date the brief life span of the front company which ostensibly controlled the twin DC9 airliners.
"Cocaine, TOW Missiles, renditions... We're a flexible airline."
Based at the Clearwater-St. Petersburg International Airport, both “Cocaine One,” and its twin, a second DC9 (N120NE) were being used by an operation which includes the former head of the CIA proprietary airline used to ferry TOW missiles to the Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime in Iran, as part of the Iran Contra Scandal.
Adnan Khashoggi lieutenant Ramy El-Batrawi, who supplied one of the two DC9’s, is the former President of an admitted CIA subsidiary airline.
Jetborne International, a company supposedly owned by El-Batrawi’s long-time boss, Saudi billionaire Adnan Khashoggi, folded after being 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 a U.S. Senate investigation estimated to be $16 million dollars.
“CIA’s Air Branch suggested the use of a proprietary, the proprietary was told to await a call, and “the airline was assured that the caller (North) had sufficient funds for the charter,” stated the report.
The public commercial charter airline North called was Jetborne International. By the time the firm was “outed” as a CIA airline, it had already gone bankrupt.
Six degrees of deviated septums
But none of this does anything to explain Ramy El-Batrawi and Adnan Khashoggi’s other major connection with the founder of SkyWay Aircraft, Miami attorney Michael Farkas. Their hidden connections may reveal a larger, previously secret organization.
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. Both men are both currently on the lam after being accused of orchestrating a $130 million fraud, called the “Stockwalk case,” involving the stock price of another firm headed by el-Batrawi called GenesisIntermedia.
Seal was assassinated in 1986 at the reported behest of then-Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush, the father of our current President.
Hey. Is it a small world, or what?
How to make a billion dollars without hardly trying
Along with GenesisIntermedia, the stock of two other companies was used to generate fraudulent loans in the Stockwalk scam. One was a company called Holiday RV. Stores. The other was Imperial Credit Industries.
Michael Farkas is involved with both firms.
Michael Farkas and Adnan Khashoggi were partners in a $300 million scam. It was called “the largest brokerage industry failure in more than 30 years.”
Michael Farkas, is also on the board of Genesis Realty, founded by Ramy El-Batrawi, a man who is clearly no piker when it comes to pilfering money from a public company…
His GenesisIntermedia exploits put Glenn and Brent Kovar’s $40 million theft at SkyWay in the shade.
“Just three months after GenesisIntermedia’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
Board meeting on Tuesday at the Spearmint Rhino
While we can detain ourselves only a moment longer with the colorful Stockwalk Scandal, a brief mention of a few of the other stalwarts involved would include:
Kenneth D'Angelo, a New Jersey stock finder with a criminal and civil record Richard Evangelista, an employee at a New Jersey brokerage and President of Local 18 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters; and Bradford Keiller, a Las Vegas
Strip club entrepreneur with a tastefully named string of strip clubs in London, Moscow, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, all called The Spearmint Rhino.
Before leaving the ties between Michael Farkas and Ramy El-Batrawi and Adnan Khashoggi, we discovered a story from the St Paul Pioneer Press (where the fraud bankrupted one of that city’s biggest firms) that may help explain our contention that what we are witnessing is the daily workaday transactions of a very large but still-invisible organization:
“SEC filings show ties among Imperial, Holiday and Genesis,” reported the Saint Paul Pioneer Press on April 22 2002.
The Israeli Connection, Pt. 1
“For example, El-Batrawi owns a private company called Genesis Diversified Investments, which is an investor in a company called Aviation Group that in 2001 merged with a British Columbia company called Travelbyus.”
“Lee Sanders, the chairman of Travelbyus is a director of Holiday. Riley is a former chief executive of Holiday and its largest shareholder. Riley also is among the largest shareholders of Imperial.”
Suffice it to say that he serves as the American representative of an ultra-nationalist Zionist party in Israel; he is also the American sales agent for anti-missile technology developed by Israel Aircraft Industries, and is a Director of spy technology company CCS, along with individuals with histories so colorful that—were we to start—we could go on about them all day.
Oh, maybe just one example: CCS International’s Latin American sales manager, Menachem Cohen, who was convicted in 2002 for illegally exporting passive phone interception equipment to individuals in Colombia conversant with the drug trade.
Titan Corp was thinking ahead, Pt 1
If you’re looking for sunglasses fitted with a fiber-optic video camera, or have need of an umbrella that is bullet proof, a baseball cap that is strong enough to repel a hatchet blow, or a surveillance microphone that looks for all the world like a shirt button, Mr. Farkas and his partners can oblige.
Of particular interest for our purposes at least, is the early interest shown in Mr. Farkas by The Titan Corporation, who made an early investment in his obvious potential, in 2000.
SkyWay Aircraft was presumably still a gleam in Mr. Farkas’ eye when Titan put up $72,386 for 1,113,627 restricted shares of the Company which became SkyWay.
Are they forward thinking, or what?
Bankruptcy is a state of mind
The registration records of the twin DC9’s involved in the operation reveal that there is apparently something special about owning of these particular planes...
You get a free pass to steal from unwary investors.
At least six of the companies associated with “Cocaine One” and its twin airliner have been involved in massive fraud resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars being swindled from innocent investors and shareholders.
SkyWay, Jetborne… even Mexican industrialist Juan Serrano Segovia’s GRUPO TMM defaulted on $377 million in loans several months ago.
We will be keeping a running tally of companies associated with the operation finding it necessary to declare bankruptcy…but only after being stripped of anything not securely tied down.
"The only good Indians... are on our payroll"
In the StockWalk scam, which easily netted as much as Abramoff's casino fraud, the firm used to perpetrate the fraud was native American-owned.
Called Native Nations Securities, it was the brainchild of a Hollywood actress named Valerie Red-Horse. Ms. Red-Horse, the first Native American to control a securities firm, may have been a little light in the bond-trading business, but she learned financial fraud at the feet of the master...
Her bio says she's been in a movie called "Naturally Native." She has guest-starred on "Babylon 5." She recently starred in the acclaimed ABC made-for-television movie "The Secret of Lizard Woman."
As an actress she is perhaps best known for serving as the model for Mattel's Pocahontas doll. Probably not on her bio: She helped, or was used, by some well-connected fraudsters steal over $300 million dollars.
Chief Bearskin & "the boys"
One more example will suffice, at least for now:
Express One International is one of the bankrupt firms which was also an owner of the DC9's, a company whose colorful corporate history would make, we think, an excellent episode of Babylon 5.
Today the president of Express One International is David Byers, at whose flight school Mohamed Atta trained at the Charlotte County Airport, according to Charlotte County Sheriff William Clements. t
The airline was founded by the notorious Kenneth Good, who got, with Neil Bush's help, a cool hundred million in loans from Silverado Savings which he never felt the need to repay. Taxpayers ended up footing the bill.
We don't imagine anyone's heard Neil Bush saying "thanks?"
The company issued a press release recently to announce their plans to assist the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma in developing an aviation business called Bearskin Aviation Service, hiring Bearskin to provide fleet and baggage handling services at two Air Force bases in England.
"Chief Leaford Bearskin, leader of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma, founded Bearskin Aviation Service out of his love for aviation and his vision that a well-run aviation company would provide revenue for Tribal health and education programs," said the press release.
Only a cynic would quibble. Right?
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Counting Coup: As Progressives Cheer, Hell Grows in Obama's Honduras
|Written by Chris Floyd|
|Friday, 29 June 2012 23:00|
While progressives pop firecrackers in celebration of the great
victory for Barack Obama's ACA (Advancing Corporate Authority) program
-- which forcibly delivers customers to some of the most horrendous and
inhumane companies in the land and fills the coffers of these heartbreak
cartels with public loot -- another one of the president's landmark
achievements continues to build up an enduring legacy for his visionary
We refer, of course, to the living hell he has helped make in Honduras. In one of the early foreign policy successes of his illustrious administration, Obama helped midwife a brutal coup by Honduran oligarchs, who overthrew a democratically elected president, sent him into exile, then began jailing and murdering those who objected to this regime change. Although almost all of the nations of Latin America condemned the coup, Obama and his equally progressive Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, told the Hondurans to get over it, and embraced the murderous new government.
This despicable policy -- a throwback to the very worst of America's long and very dirty history in Latin America -- has not provoked the slightest ripple of concern from our earnest progressives. Of course it goes without saying that the earnest regressives on the Right have raised no objection either. (And they say bipartisanship is dead in Washington.) But you would think that people who make a profession (not to say a fetish) of progressivism might be just the slightest bit wiggly at the sight of their champion channeling Nixon in Chile and Reagan in Guatemala. But no: the most important thing in the world is that Barack's corporate welfare scam has been validated by suddenly saintly John Roberts.
But in the real world, where the realities of power shred the ludicrous inanities of partisan hackery (for more on this, see Arthur Silber), the bodies are still falling as Obama "surges" the Drug War in his sinister satrapy. Following up from the fresh hell described here just the other day, John Perry has the latest in the London Review of Books -- one of the very, very few venues following the atrocities of the Peace Laureate in Honduras. Here are a few excerpts:
It’s three years since the coup in Honduras that sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in his pyjamas. Porfirio Lobo, who took over as president in January 2010 following highly questionable elections, is more than halfway through his term. The only grounds for optimism are offered by the resistance movement that sprang up after the coup.Violence, corruption and death for the truth. A marvelous legacy for our progressive commander -- one that even mean old Antonin Scalia can't threaten!
Much that’s wrong with Honduras is illustrated by a recent incident. In the small hours of 11 May, in the remote Moskitia region, there was a drugs bust led by helicopters from the United States Drugs Enforcement Administration. The facts are clouded, but an on-the-ground investigation appears to confirm that sacks of cocaine had been transferred from a small plane to a boat which – spotted by the DEA helicopter – was then abandoned, with the drug-runners escaping into the night. A nearby passenger boat, about to put into the small port of Paptalaya, was mistakenly fired on, and four people were killed and several injured. The DEA personnel prevented people from helping the victims, violently intimidated the local community and did nothing to secure medical assistance for the injured. No drug traffickers were arrested, though 400 kg of cocaine was recovered from the drifting boat. (According to the Honduran police, the four victims were in a boat that fired on the authorities; the DEA says that none of its agents shot at anyone.)
The incident is indicative of [several] characteristics of Honduras since the coup. The first is drugs. In a suspiciously precise assessment, the DEA says that 79 per cent of cocaine smuggling flights from South America land in Honduras. Drug-running makes money for some of the country’s most powerful people. Miguel Facussé, described by the New York Times as ‘the octogenarian patriarch of one of the handful of families controlling much of Honduras’s economy’, was a strong supporter of the coup. He has been known to the US authorities as a drug-runner since 2004.
Second, violence is widespread. The murder rate in Honduras is four times Mexico’s, and it is now the world’s most dangerous country for journalists, with 23 assassinated since the coup. Four deaths in a remote region, especially in one of the country’s indigenous communities, are unremarkable. Last weekend, DEA agents killed another man in the same area.
Third, the peremptory official investigation into what happened in Moskitia in May is typical. Four months after the Comayagua prison fire in which 360 people died, no one has been charged. Police were implicated in the murder last October of the son of the rector of Honduras’s main university and, last month, of the journalist Alfredo Villatoro (an associate of President Lobo). No one has been charged in those cases either.