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Fans of investigative journalist Daniel Hopsicker will be pleased to hear that he will be releasing a new series of articles over the next ten days covering the dizzying, and vitally important, story of how intelligence-connected criminal networks factor in to not only the GOP's scandals in recent years but the overlapping drug-trafficking elements that popped up all over the place in the story surrounding the 9/11 highjackers.  It involves Nationalist Zionists working with Gulf region financiers, untouchable drug traffickers, the Brent Wilks/Duke Cunningham/"Dusty" Foggo scandals, and much more.  It's all part of what he's referred to in the past as the "Permanent Scandal".

Some of the highlights include:

SkyWay Aircraft of St Petersburg, FL., the company which owned the DC9 airliner stuffed to the top of the overhead bins with cocaine, was a CIA front.

·         SkyWay’s genesis can be traced to In-Q-Tel Inc., a secretive, Arlington, Va., investment group owned, operated, and financed out of the black box budget of the Central Intelligence Agency.

·         SkyWay was part of a network of companies, three of which—L-3 Communications, Net Command Tech Inc, and Triton Network Systems Inc.— were cited by Elliot Spitzer, then the Attorney General of New York State, for being used by Wall Street brokers in  "pump and dump" schemes which cost unwary investors tens of millions of dollars.

·         The suspicious involvement of L-3 Communications subsidiary Titan Corp of San Diego, the biggest donor to Southern California Congressmen convicted or being investigated by fired San Diego U.S. Attorney Carol Lam.

·         The Israeli connection to SkyWay, including the involvement of an Israeli tele-com firm, Tadiran, accused of being involved in worldwide espionage, and which owned the headquarters of SkyWay in Clearwater, Florida.  

·         The involvement of Gulf Arab financiers, including an overseas bank, Banque Francaise de l'Orient, long associated with the Saudi bin Laden family.

·         Evidence of Republican party involvement in the network, which included the free use of one of the smuggling aircraft by the current head of fund-raising for the national Republican party, U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, who "traveled to nighttime rallies in luxury," the St. Petersburg Times reported, "on a DC-9 owned by Skyway Global, a Clearwater security company whose owners are Martinez supporters."

And for those interested, here's a few of a hour-long interviews of Hopsicker discussing SkyWay and other related topics:
FTR #554 Conversation with Daniel Hopsicker  Audio here

FTR #555 Conversation with Daniel Hopsicker: My Way is the Skyway  Audio here

FTR #590 Interview with Daniel Hopsicker: The Silencing of the Lam  Audio here


Originally posted to fortherecord235 on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 07:10 PM PDT.

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