Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Guantanamo,The CIA, Russian-Israeli cocaine, Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani
The Gulfstream II, tail number N967SA, jet that crashed in Yucatan on September 24 carrying 3.3 metric tons of cocaine and had previously flown CIA extraordinary rendition flight routes to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and other locations in Europe, was owned by an individual who has been a campaign donor to both Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani, the favorite candidates to received their respective parties' presidential nomination.
According to European investigators who have tracked CIA rendition aircraft for a number of years, the Gulfstream was owned from 2001 to August 30 this year by William Achenbaum, a co-owner of Manhattan's trendy Hotel Gansevoort, who sold the plane on August 30 to Donna Blue Aircraft of Coconut Creek, Florida, a firm owned by two Brazilian businessmen. Before the plane crashed, it has been re-sold on September 16 to Clyde O'Connor, a Florida businessman.
Florida investigative reporter Daniel Hopsicker is reporting today that Donna Blue Aircraft of Coconut Creek, Florida is an empty office suite located at 4811 Lyons Technology Parkway #8, with a blank sign in front of the facility. Hopsicker also notes the company's web site features a testimonial for the company from a satisfied customer named John Doe, whose phone number is listed as 415-555-5555. 415 is the area code for Marin County, California.
Managing the Gulfstream for Achenbaum was Air Rutter International of Long Beach, California. The New York Post reported that a former employee of the company's Long Beach operations, Mark Billey, recalled armed government employees, including US Marshals, as passengers on the aircraft. Billey, arrested last April, is in a federal prison in Ohio after being charged in a child pornography case.
Achenbaum's business partner and co-owner of the Hotel Gansevoort, Arik Kislin, a Long Island resident, has been linked by the New York Post to the Russian mob. Russian mob in the New York context is the Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli Mafia (RUIM). The Post's Dan Mangan reported last April that in the 1990s Kislin owned a firm called Blonde Management with its address at 459 W. 15th St. and, at the time, attempted to secure a U.S. visa for a Russian mafia hit man named Anton Malevskiy.
Kislin is also listed as owner of Air Rutter International, the address for which is listed as 4310 Donald Douglas Drive, Suite 202, Long Beach, California.
Achenbaum is the owner of S/A Associates of 100 Ring Road, Garden City, Long Island, the firm listed as the owner of N967SA at the time it made CIA flights to Guantanamo and other suspicious flights that conform to a CIA rendition flight pattern:
N987SA CYQX GANDER INTL EGGW LONDON/LUTON 05/12/2001 05, 19:00 22:55 GLF2
N987SA EGGW LONDON/LUTON CYQX GANDER INTL 09/12/2001 09, 12:25 17:11 GLF2
N987SA CYQX GANDER INTL EGGW LONDON/LUTON 21/11/2002 21, 17:47 21:58 GLF2
N987SA EGGW LONDON/LUTON CYQX GANDER INTL 24/11/2002 24, 13:56 18:49 GLF2
N987SA CYQX GANDER INTL EGPH EDINBURGH 16/07/2003 16, 15:18 19:31 GLF2
N987SA EGPH EDINBURGH EGAE LONDONDERRY/EGLINTON 17/07/2003 17, 08:06 08:32 GLF2
N987SA EGAE LONDONDERRY/EGLINTON EGPH EDINBURGH 17/07/2003 17, 09:10 09:45 GLF2
N987SA EGPH EDINBURGH EIDW DUBLIN 17/07/2003 17, 16:28 17:01 GLF2
N987SA EIDW DUBLIN EGMH MANSTON-KENT/CIV 19/07/2003 19, 07:31 08:21 GLF3
N987SA EGMH MANSTON-KENT/CIV EGBB BIRMINGHAM 19/07/2003 19, 16:02 16:42 GLF2
N987SA EGBB BIRMINGHAM CYQX GANDER INTL 20/07/2003 20, 13:52 18:15 GLF2
N987SA CYQX GANDER INTL EGGW LONDON/LUTON 07/04/2004 07, 15:18 19:53 GLF2
N987SA EGGW LONDON/LUTON CYQX GANDER INTL 11/04/2004 11, 13:57 18:39 GLF2
N987SA LFPB PARIS LE BOURGET EGGW LONDON/LUTON 24/04/2004 24, 09:05 09:52 GLF2
N987SA EGGW LONDON/LUTON CYYR GOOSE INTL 25/04/2004 25, 15:08 20:14 GLF2
S/A Associates also owns a private airport in Franklin, New Jersey in Somerset County. The airport is operated by the Somerset Plaza Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey. Arik Kislin has also been associated with another airline company, Skookum Air, Inc.
The Division of Corporations for New York's Department of State also lists Achenbaum as Chairman and CEO of WSA Management Ltd. of 100 Ring Road, Room 101, Garden City, New York. No registered agent is listed for the firm.
Arik Semyon's uncle, Semyon (Sam) Kislin, a member of the New York City Economic Development Board and immigrant from Odessa, has poured substantial political donations into the past campaigns in New York of Hillary Clinton and Giuliani. He has also contributed to past campaigns of New York Senator Charles Schumer, former Republican Senator Alphonse D'Amato, and President Bill Clinton.
The Center for Public Integrity has previously reported that a 1996 Interpol report connected Sam Kislin's Trans Commodities, Inc. to two reputed Uzbek mobsters, Lev and Mikhail Chernoy. The Interpol connected Kislin's firm to the Chernoys' fraud and embezzlement schemes. Kislin confirmed that Mikhail Chernoy had been employed by his Trans Commodities firm. The Chernoy brothers are citizens of Israel.
Between 1994 and 1997, Sam Kislin and his wife Ludmila, gave Giuliani $14,250 in contributions. In 1997, after Giuliani maxed out on his GOP contributions, $9.7 million, Kislin donated $30,000 to Giuliani through the Liberal Party, the other ticket on which Giuliani was running for re-election as mayor.
In May 1999, Sam Kislin co-chaired a Giuliani Senate race fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in New York. The gathering raised $2.1 million for Giuliani's aborted senate campaign.
Arik Kislin contributed $1000 to Giuliani's 1995 mayoral campaign and his Blonde Management shared office space with Sam Kislin's Trans Commodities.
Sam Kislin, his wife Ludmila, their son David, and daughter Regina gave $2000 to Schumer's 1998 Senate campaign. Sam also gave Schumer's opponent, D'Amato, $1000. Sam Kislin is also a prominent supporter of the United Jewish Appeal and Israel.
Arik Kislin gave Hillary Clinton $4000 in 2006, specifically on Sept. 12, 2006. That same day an Olya Kislin also donated $4000 to Hillary Clinton.
In 1995, Arik Kislin gave $1000 to imprisoned Republican California Representative Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
In 2005, Achenbaum contributed $2100 to Nevada Democratic Representative Shelley Berkley. Achenbaum's occupation was listed as Partner of Omnibus Management, Ltd. Berkley represents Las Vegas.
Another S/A Holdings LLC aircraft is a Gulfstream IV, tail number N841PA, which was operated by Presidential Aviation, Inc., the same operator that flew Canadian citizen Maher Arar on a rendition flight to Jordan, where he was transferred to a torture prison in Syria on board Gulfstream III, tail number N829MG. The Gulfstream III was owned by MJG Aviation from October 2000 to July 2004, when the Florida company, whose owner also ran Presidential Airways, was dissolved. Ironically, Presidential Airways is the name of one of two aviation services companies currently operated by Blackwater USA.
In November 2004, Presidential Airways of Florida was also dissolved. In March 2004, the Gulfstream II was re-registered as N259SK by S&K Aviation of Florida, which began operations in December 2003. N841PA has been leased out by G IV Leasing, LLC. N841PA has flown to Russia, China (Shanghai and Beijing), Ireland (Shannon), Japan, and Jordan.
WMR has also learned that a Gulftream IV, N800BQ, has also been identified as a CIA rendition aircraft. Its past itineraries include the following:
N800BQ KTEB TETERBORO EGLF FARNBOROUGH CIV 08/03/2005 08, 07:34 13:57 GLF4
N800BQ EGLF FARNBOROUGH CIV EGLL LONDON/HEATHROW 20/03/2005 20, 13:30 13:42 GLF4
N800BQ EGLL LONDON/HEATHROW KMDW CHICAGO/CHICAGO MIDW 21/03/2005 21, 10:48 18:31 GLF4
N800BQ KROC ROCHESTER/MONROE COU EGCC MANCHESTER 09/08/2005 09, 05:50 12:12 GLF4
N800BQ EGCC MANCHESTER KROC ROCHESTER/MONROE COU 09/08/2005 09, 22:26 05:05 GLF4
N800BQ KFOK WESTHAMPTON EGGW LONDON/LUTON 12/08/2005 12, 23:17 05:38 GLF4
N800BQ EGGW LONDON/LUTON LFMN NICE 13/08/2005 13, 07:13 08:40 GLF4
The plane was also spotted in Shanghai on October 17, 2004; Naples, Florida on Dec. 4, 2004; and Beijing Capital Airport on Sept. 27-28, 2004.
You can always judge a political candidate by the friends and supporters they keep. Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani do not pass any legitimat smell test. A seasoned political observer also told WMR that both candidates are totally backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and neither will crack down on the stranglehold the RUIM now has over both U.S. political parties and federal and local law enforcement, including the FBI and Department of Justice, if they become the next President of the United States.