"The history of the U.S. from the American Revolution to 1960 was the history of Puritan Protestantism. The American power elites were WASPs who also controlled shipping, rail, manufacturing, weapons production, mining, almost everything along with that most important commodity of all....the nation's image of itself....its prevailing myth. This was spiced with a dash of separation of church and state, but if you had any question about the limits of that doctrine's restraint, one had only to look at Dwight D. Eisenhower's injection of the words "In God We Trust" on the nation's currency just after we had bludgeoned the Axis powers in a justified war that conveniently forgot the American Imperialism that had antagonized distant nations with the same worn-out techniques that all plunders use to plunder.
"Achievement without plunder," said Ayn Rand. Envisioned but rarely practiced. There was and is within the WASP group a hard-right, crypto-Nazi element that's impervious to self-analysis and which would have been happy to support slavery, stay out of war with the Germans and Japanese and continue to run roughshod over the world as it had the American physical and political landscape for decades. Kennedy, JFK, was Irish. In 1960 he changed history. The Irish Kennedy's were of the same kith that the WASP abolitionists had sent South for war and that the robber barons had used to cut the great railroad across the continent to link it up with the economically enslaved coolies from California, cutting short the New England Brahman's China trading voyages and bringing home the bacon...or more precisely....the silk and opium...and the other less profitable stuff. As an Irishman JFK was a 'Johnny' come lately and his Irish crime-family friends hobnobbed with the Italian unwashed. Suffice it to say that you can't fully understand American history without understanding English, Scottish and Irish history and the competing religious sentiments that were not really separated with the penning of the doctrine of the separation of church and state.
Kennedy threatened the power elites by his very Irish presence and accompanying Roman Catholicism which also connected Irish with Italians, just as it had Irish with Mexicans on America's Southern border. The Texas Revolution, planned and directed as it was from New York, Boston and Baltimore was fueled by men like Alexander Brown whose power base would morph over time into Brown and Root and then into KBR. The Texas Revolution would have been lost had it not been for the quick WASP-backed injection of English speaking Irish priests into the fray to prevent the religious sensibilities of the Catholic Irish from establishing a concordat with their Latin American brethren in Mexico. This new Texas alliance between Irish and Hispanic Catholics was welcomed given both ethnic group's bitter encounters with the English and Spanish monarchies and the tyranny that European pyramidal social structures had fostered for centuries. In the same way that many Arab citizens long to turn a new leaf on their ruthless past, anchored as it is in the same royalist, monarchical and tyrannical imperialism and with a facade of religion, high holy places and customs maintained by their own power elites, so longed many Texas Irish and Tex-Mex citizens for a new enlightenment. For them a new paradigm was essential.
Unfortunately, Texas had also been mired in the South's brutal slave business, which even dictatorial European monarchies had, out of necessity, decried before America's 1860 Civil War. They didn't want a French Revolution across the entire European Continent, so they struck an uneasy compromise with the developing system of shared governance. East Coast monopolists who controlled both the Protestant and Roman Catholic power structures helped to continue the old paradigms in the new republics for the benefit of their own profits where possible. "Today we are one generation or less away from its full-out return and a departure from the advances made since the Civil Rights era," said Colbachi as he noted that there is no incentive for the Fascist right wing of the capitalistic system to truly embrace freedom and democracy. "The Russians, as wrong as they were about private ownership, learned this at Stalingrad and the German Nazis were hooked at the hip with the American 'Business Plot's' crypto-Nazi businessmen," said Colbachi who held up a copy so Edwin Black's book War Against The Weak.
In 1963, with the hard-right wing of the WASPS comfortable with calling the shots....Kennedy's threatened to pull the plug on the elites' military complex of industrialized revenue streams from foreign wars....specifically Vietnam. That finally got Kennedy killed. Oliver Stone got this much right," said Colbalchi. "It wasn't Castro or the Russians."
Later, George Walker Bush would appoint Sessions to the Constitution Projects' Guantanamo Committee along with Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas prosecuting attorney who refused to investigate Mena, Arkansas, or the murder of Barry Seal before he could testify in the Iran-Contra hearings. Hutchinson was elevated to head of the DEA in 2001 anyway, one year after the painful loss of "Buck" Revell's grandson in Dallas. Peter Brewton, an award winning Houston Post reporter, had followed the Bush family connections through Texas. His book The Mafia, CIA and George Bush had shown that the Iran-Contra delivery boy, Farhad Azima, a graduate of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, was one of the biggest contributors to William Jefferson Clinton. Azima, Brewton reported, was running the Iran-Contra weapons on his small airline in McClennan County, Texas, home of not only the Crawford White House, but the Branch Davidian Affair where gun running figured into the government's case against the Davidians.
Revell was needed again in Texas, where another William Jewell graduate, Rebecca Mark Jusbasche, had made $60 million dollars working for Enron in Houston, Texas before marrying a leading player in Bechtel's effort to strip Bolivia of its Lithium by controlling its water supply. Today, Rebecca lives in Colorado where she has joined the Telluride Foundation which was founded by General Norman Schwarzkopf whose father helped Kermit Roosevelt displace a democratically elected leader of Iran before replacing him with the repressive Shah of Iran.
|"The Blonde Tramp" (l) and Charles Harrelson (r)|
Wood had a history. In the port city of Rockport on the Texas Gulf Coast, he had been a charter member of Key Allegro resort community. The deed restrictions included "all white" discriminatory clauses that were an affront to Ray Caballero who had married the sister of Ronald Reagan's EPA director. He was denied a home in Key Allegro because of his Hispanic roots, or perhaps also because of his ties to power elites in Mexico that Wood distrusted. The Chagra brothers?" asked Colbachi with a clearly confused expression on his face.
"When Dan Lasater invested in Illinois Governor, Daniel Walker's Savings & Loan which was closely tied to Neil Bush, GWB's older brother, the money was hand delivered by Lasater and his buddy Lee Chagra from El Paso. I'll come back to Mr. Chagra later," said Colbachi.
|Former Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales,|
also Elder at Zbinden's First Presbyterian
Stuart Bowen would work as an attorney for Texas Attorney General, Dan Morales, who went to jail as a result of the tobacco case just like Paul Rush. Paul Adams Rush, who had worked hard for the election of George Walker Bush was given another chance after his release, but blew that one, too, when he embezzled another $500,000 from Stuart Bowen, the Austin attorney who George Walker Bush had put in charge of the multi-billion-dollar Iraq Recovery and Redevelopment Program and who would have to defend his credibility against staffers who complained that he was mishandling the $50 billion project.
|David Walker's DWEGAFPA,|
no admitted relations to
George Herbert Walker or
George Herbert Walker Bush
for Bowen's apparent
the Iraq reconstruction scandal.
For his efforts Bowen received numerous governmental awards, including: The David Walker Excellence in Government Award for Performance and Accountability from the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum.
|Stuart Bowen, friend of Paul|
Adams Rush and Dan
Morales of FPC
San Antonio. Head of the
Iraq Recovery and Reconstruction
Charles Harrleson was convicted of the murder of Judge Wood with payment from Lee Chagra of El Paso, a Lebanese who chose the name, Chagra, because it sounded Hispanic and with his dark complexion he could hide his drug and arms smuggling operation along the porous US/Mexican border at El Paso. This story of Chagra's life is covered extensively in Gary Cartwright's book Dirty Dealing. Chagra and Clinton friend, Dan Lasater, had a big part in the Iran-Contra supply line which included cocaine that was trafficking through the Arkansas town of Mena.
When Eugene Hasenfus was shot down over Nicaragua the gig was up. Barry Seal, one of the CIA supply line pilots with Hasenfus, agreed to tell what he knew and how high up the power elites' pyramid the whole operation went. He didn't live to tell the story. Nor did Robert Corson, who was killed, according a Houston investigator with great interest in the three tramps, John Richard Craig, for the same reason. Craig had written an article on the three tramps for Newsweek Magazine, but equally important, he believed that Robert Corson, a major figure in Peter Brewton's savings & loan investigation, had also been involved in the Iran-Contra supply line. Indicted for his part in the S&L debacle, Corson believed that he could cut a deal on the S&L wrap if he told what he knew about Iran Contra connections in Texas. He never made it to the court of the George Herbert Walker Bush appointed Federal District Judge David Hittner in Houston. John R. Craig is convinced that Corson's suicide was staged," said Colbachi. "He was never intended to make it to Judge Hittner's Bush-appointed court.
|Oliver "Buck" Revell|
In 2000, two days before the Presidential election in Florida was decided by the Supreme Court, "Buck" Revell's grandson died by a mysterious suicide, or so the Dallas Police Department said. The young grandson had not shown signs of depression, had just been accepted at Texas A&M, home of the Bush Presidential Library. His car was found on the side of the road two blocks from home with the door open and his body was in his father's closet with a fatal gunshot wound to the head," said Colbachi. "There was a billion dollar settlement in the Pan Am 103 bombing paid for from Libya, but I don't know if anyone actually calculated the dollars going the families, to Pan Am, and the lawyers to see if the numbers added up, but everyone assumed that the bombing was payback for Reagan's attack on Libya rather than stopping Gannon and then laying the deed at Libya's feet rather than pinning it on Iran who was paying back the U.S. for downing of Iran Air flight 655. The Iranians had the inside scoop on Reagan and Bush's October Surprise and had to be handled with care as both a developing source of funding for the Contras as wells as a profit center for U.S. military hardware in Iran's battle with Iraq."
The pastor who didn't know it, just bought a home that had belonged to the president of the Bandidos motorcycle gang and because the house had some foundation problems, he got it for well under market value. The Bandidos were defending some of their members in a Houston murder case and their attorney was Jimmy Chagra. So was the murder of Revell's grandson and the pastor's son connected...two days before the hanging-chad debate was solved by the U.S. Supreme court as America sat on the edge of its collective seat and during which any unusual defamatory information could have monumental results? There was a 1992 election year precedence during the Bush/Clinton/Perot battle.
It begs the question when the giving of the election was to the son of the Iran-Contra mastermind and the one most believed to have organized Operation Zapata, the Bay of Pigs invasion. I believe, because the preacher's son had just left Austin where he had been working with the restaurant founded in part with the help of the wife of Paul P. Kennedy, the New York Times reporter who blew the whistle on the secret Operation Zapata training base at Retalhuleu, Guatemala that Revell and his pastor found themselves in the middle of a perfect storm that was at least 165 years in the making," said Colbachi. "If the FBI agent had prior knowledge of the 1992 FBI abandonment of the Jim Bath investigation, their families were in grave danger. The pastor's son was with his uncle in Houston who had worked for John Mecom owner of the New Orlean Saints and Houston Warwick Hotel across the street from the same Presbyterian Church where John H. "Jack" Modesett taught a large Sunday School class. According to Peter Brewton, Modesett was at the center of the savings and loan scandal with Corson. Brewton also reported that Modesett's business partner, Ed Baker, had been found burned to death in his car in West Houston. Modesett had been in Corpus Christi, Texas and had extensive connections there, the city where in 1999 the Koch Brothers battled the EPA and their brother William Ingraham Koch, partner with J. Howard Marshall III, in their bid to take over Koch Industries. The pastor's father had worked for J. Howard Marshall Jr. whose Union Texas Petroleum was sold to British Petroleum and who had been the key supplier of oil for the U.S. military during World War II and a graduate of Yale Law School.
Most important of all, Patrick's uncle was a close friend of William E. King, Jim Bath's business partner at Southwest Airport Services at Ellington Field, close to the corner of Clear Lake City Blvd and El Dorado where Patrick's body was found. King would become an attorney with Bracewell and Giuliani which also employed the sister-in-law of Revell's close colleague in the FBI, Steve Pomerantz, husband of the DEA Director who replaced Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas Attorney General who had failed to protect Barry Seal. Pomerantz's sister-in-law would become an important board member of the University of Texas multi-billion dollar privatized investment fund UTIMCO. Patrick's uncle and William E. King were members of the Lakewood Yacht Club on Clear Lake.
"The Gulf Coast was ground zero for the Savings and Loan Scandal, the Saudi power grab through its Houston banker, Khalid Bin Mahfouz, including the purchase by the Bin Laden's of Gulf Manor Airport and with Saudi investment in the Iran-Contra bank, BCCI. In 1993, a year after the '92 Presidential election and subsequent silence of FINCEN on the Bath investigation, Mahfouz's bank paid a $225 million fine for its part in the BCCI scandal. Supplying weapons to Iran and Iraq so that Saudi Arabian royals and their American military suppliers, most of whose children were in elite secret societies at Yale and avoided military services themselves, continued the lucrative racket of war.
Koch was also heavily invested along the Gulf Coast. A wine collector, William I. Koch was joined in his wine interests by Robert Koch, husband of Dorothy Bush Koch, GHWB's only living daughter. Robert Koch, a Democrat was on the staff of Congressman Tony Coelho who worked with John Mecom on the board of directors of SCI, Service Corporation Incorporated, the word's largest undertaker and funeral business in Houston. SCI's business practices became the focal point in 1999 of "Funeralgate" that threatened the GWB governorship, but which was handled quietly by GWB's chief of staff, Joe Allbaugh, at the very time the Koch's needed a Bush win to help mitigate their 97 count pollution indictment and threatening $350 million dollar fine. Robert Koch would go on to head the nation's largest wine producers lobby in Washington, D.C.. Coelho was replaced as Al Gore's campaign chairman by the son of Chicago's long-time mayor, William Daley, who would go on the head SBC or ATT in San Antonio, Texas. Democrat, Tony Coelho, would go on to serve on the board of the Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, but his resignation from the Gore campaign was reportedly triggered by Mexican and British news stories about his connection to Roberto Ramirez Hernandez of Banamex and its connections to drug money laundering.
"The pastor had been the student assistant at his seminary for Professor Robert S. Paul, the same seminary on whose board of directors sat Louis Zbinden. The pastor didn't know it, but when Robert Paul had been a professor at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, William Benton, a relative of Thomas Hart Benton, was being attacked by Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy was America's boogie man and our version of the Muslim Brotherhood! McCarthy was a Roman Catholic who did the WASP power brokers dirty work," said Colbachi, which fits with the fact that McCarthy and Bobby Kennedy were close friends. Boston, Cambridge and Harvard had been a WASP stronghold that was invaded by the Irish Catholics who regardless of their growing population remained beholding to those power elites who preceded them. That power elites' base had bifurcated following the American Revolution along the lines of the egalitarian York Rite Masons and the Scottish Rite Masons of Albert Pike, chief legal counselor for the KKK. This will inform Fred Koch's funding the creation of the John Birch Society. It was this Southern crypto-Nazi element of Pike followers who were assimilated by Caleb Cushing's New England Brahmans after the Civil War. Cushing saw the potential for using the profits from the Civil War to fund a Northern Transcontinental Railroad to San Francisco connecting to the China Traders newer, subtler shackles....Opium. The Southern leadership like Jeff Davis and Braxton Bragg, however, held false hopes. This was the Order's cash cow. They don't like to share it," said Colbachi noting the place of the Bush family in the Union Pacific's legacy.
"Robert S. Paul was credited above all others as saving the Benton campaign by defending Benton's honor and credibility and putting Benton, who had seen the limitations of the angry anglophile agenda, into the U.S. Senate. His opponent was Prescott Bush, father of GHWB and grandfather of GWB. The forward to Paul's book Whatever Happened to Sherlock Holmes was written by his friend Robin Wink, Sterling Professor of History at Yale and author of Cloak and Gown: Scholars in the Secret War 1939-1961. Wink was the most knowledgeable American historian on the Yale connection to the CIA. It was a perfect storm and there were no kind weathermen nearby to provide a forecast other than that crappy standard one that pseudo-religious give under the general order of "the doctrine of total depravity," said Colbachi.
The pastor's situation was further endangered by the fact that his father had worked most of his life in management with J. Howard Marshall, Jr., the Yale law school grad who during World War II was in charge of the U.S. military's oil supplies. J. Howard Marshall, III would pair with Bill Koch, brother of David and Charles Koch whose Corpus Christi company had received a 97 count indictment for polluting the air of Corpus Christi, Texas with Benzene discharges. With help from the new Bush administration's control of the EPA, the 97 count indictment and $350 million fine evaporated into a 1 count indictment and a $20 million fine.
As part of the Bush pantheon of Texas oil barons during the run up to the 2000 Presidential election it made anyone close to the election's outcome who might have put out any threatening insider information at severe risk. The Koch family connections to Hitler's U.S. oil agent in South Texas, William Rhodes Davis, further connects the Texas oil barons to Prescott Bush who was cited by Congress for trading with Germany as well as being aligned with the German American Bund that was outed by General Smedley Darlington Butler. In Bill Koch and J. Howard Marshall's case against David and Charles, Bill charged that his siblings had taken oil from public and Indian lands without paying for it. William I. Koch's case was settled out of court.
"If I were that pastor it would be all I could do to stop from visiting his colleague in ministry, Louis Zbinden, with a baseball bat and some brass knuckles, but then I guess that would be out of character and come to think of it, God almighty lost a son, too. That pastor really walked into it when the president of the same seminary, Jack Stotts, asked his local congregation to underwrite the education of the head of the Reformed Church in Cuba. That would have put the Operation Zapata crowd into apoplexy. So much for the separation of church and state," said Colbachi. "And for any thought that America is the land of the free and home of the brave, without a lengthy, unvarnished, unlacquered assessment of that oft used platitude."
Stuart Bowen's handling of the Iraq Recovery initiative required his defense by attorney, Bernard Berenson of Sidley, Austin, Brown and Wood. Sidley and Austin was the historic Republican-aligned Springfield, Il., law firm that handled the legal affairs of Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln and cousin of slaver John C. Breckinridge. Sidley Austin had employed Mrs. Michelle Obama. This firm merged with Brown and Wood of New York in 2000/2001 which was domiciled in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Mr. Berenson was heavily involved in everything from the Patriot Bill, a less stringent definition of "torture" and the validity of the Geneva Convention as well as counsel to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who like State Attorney General Dan Morales, was also from Texas. Berenson, a summa cum laude graduate of Yale Law School, had clerked for Laurence Silberman, the judge appointed by GWB to investigate the Bush Administration's rationale for the invasion of Iraq based on WMD's.
Silberman had also been on the board of San Francisco's Crocker National Bank. "Look," said Colbachi, "From LeLand Stanford to Charles Crocker and other railroad barons it has all stayed in the family. Theirs! The Union Pacific...E.H. Harriman.....Poppy's daddy's job....they make war and the people are the fodder. The Order's leading China Trader, Caleb Cushing, if he ever had the intent of working with Jefferson Davis, which I doubt, that intent was made clear when William Tecumseh Sherman sent a letter to his brother in 1859 outlining his hopes for his future and slavery provided the perfect cover. You think Cushing's opium wasn't going to enslave? When Sherman marches across Georgia, Sherman had one thing in mind and that has been made clearly evident by all the photos of his march....tearing up the rails from Savannah to Atlanta and leaving his bowties along the way....kill the railroad there so that we can control it from here. That's exactly what Sherman does after the war defending the Transcontinental Railroad along the Russell's original Pony Express route. Nothing changes," said Colbachi.
Bowen's appearance before the Commission on Wartime Contracting was meant to answer criticism from among his own staff. A full year after his February 22, 2010 appearance before the Commission, there were still questions. Associated Press reporter Richard Lardner reported on February 22, 2011...one year later... that the Commission was frustrated saying "Unless Congress provides resources to oversee and evaluate contractor performance, waste will continue and national objectives will suffer. They don't dare say....'hey, just stop it damn it!'"
"President Obama pledged to attack this waste and fraud....call it what it is...but according to Christopher Hedges, Obama has embraced the Bush agenda. Washington claims that Bowen's agents in Iraq and Afghanistan checked the contracts there.....while the agents there blame it on Washington....this is how it works....nobody knows anything....it's an old game, but with Mr. and Mrs. Obama's roots in the very law firm that supported Lincoln....who worked for the railroads before the U.S. Government....would you expect anything else?" asked Colbachi.
Colbachi is deeply concerned that just as during the 1992 Presidential election between George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton and H. Ross Perot, the 2000 Presidential election between George Walker Bush and Al Gore provided a dangerous platform for anyone potentially threatening the election of Bush.
"In 1992, the FBI was investigating James R. Bath through FINCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network created to counter the rise of future BCCI's, the Bank of Commerce and Credit International that was the primary bank with ties to Arkansas' Jackson Stephen's organization that funded Iran-Contra in the late 80's. Bath was the U.S. agent for the Saudi royal family whose money through Houston resident and Saudi banker, Khalid Bin Mahfouz, was used by Bath and Mahfouz to purchase for the Bin Laden's the NASA-linked Houston Gulf Manor Airport which would be razed after 911. This airport, minutes if not seconds from the Houston petro-chemical complex was a favorite airport for the private planes of NASA astronauts. Bath, the owner of the fuel supplier, Southwest Airport Services, Inc., at the CIA linked Ellington Field only a few miles north of Gulf Manor, found the FBI investigation into his connection to the Saudi money evaporating during the 1992 Presidential election. Bush and Clinton were glad. Ross Perot was another story. When after 911 as 15 of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, Bush invaded Iraq. Iran-Contra was pre-dated by the election of Ronald Reagan when the release of the Iran hostages was stalled in what has been widely reported as the "October Surprise". Gunther Russbacher, a CIA pilot, grandson of the head of Austrian Intelligence during World War II and an SR-71 pilot had supposedly carried Vice-President George Herbert Walker Bush to New Jersey from Paris in a quick flight, impossible by other aircraft, after offering a $40,000,000 incentive and promise of billions in military aid for Iran in its war with Iraq for stalling the release of the hostages until after the November 1980 election which Reagan won, many believe, because of Carter's failure to secure their release. Had the disastrous attempt by U.S. Special Forces to free the hostages been similarly bush wacked? Anyone close to this clandestine initiative that would ultimately provide for the election of Reagan and the resumption of Aaron Burr or William Walker-style filibustering adventures in Central America under the guise of the Monroe Doctrine, were in grave danger," said Colbachi, noting that H. Ross Perot had taken a special interest in the plight of Gunther Russbacher as well as hiring from the U.S. Air Force for his Dallas-based EDS, former SR-71 technicians who were in a position to verify the Russbacher flight with Bush, much as Perot had done with Col. Bo Gritz who went on national television to make his claims that the Golden Triangle's leading U.S. agent was Bush insider, Richard Armitage, who sat on the board of Conoco-Phillips whose executives were also members of William E. King's Lakewood Yacht Club. "Weeks before his death, the pastor's son had been the escort for the niece of the heiress of the Conoco-Phillips fortune," said Colbachi.
"The fact that the SR-71's pilot was in jail in Missouri to keep him quiet about the "October Surprise" proved that the President of the U.S., Jimmy Carter, was not in control of the government in October, 1980. As Commander-In-Chief, he would not have used the military's fastest airplane to undermine his own re-election bid," said Colbachi.
Subsequent reports have argued, as mentioned earlier, that the Iranians downed Pan Am 103 as retaliation for the downing of Air Iran flight 655, June 3, 1988 by the USS Vincennes over the Strait of Hormuz. It wasn't the Libyans. "The Iranians knew that the 'October Surprise' and the clandestine flight by Russbacher could not become public if the Bush family expected to retain their political status," said Colbachi. "Anyone, anywhere near this cornucopia of black operations was potentially walking through a mine field, like little Don Henry and Kevin Ives, the two boys who stumbled on to the Iran Contra supply base at Mena, Arkansas which clearly demonstrates the Bush/Clinton connections to the entire Iran-Contra program given that Clinton was governor of Arkansas at the time of that incident and responsible for overseeing Arkansas' law enforcement. The Order controls both sides of the political isle," said Colbachi.
Rodney Stich, whose Defrauding America and other books have spotlighted the points of darkness associated with the October Surprise claims that H. Ross Perot who sent a legal team to Missouri to interview Russbacher lost interest in exposing this dark Order or saw the futility in opposing it. Those closer to the Dallas businessman speculate he was threatened.
The events of the night of December 10th, 2000 were chronicled by Houston Community Newspapers:
Carr's father would discover that the "Sea Note", previously named "Miss Heather" for the daughter of Halliburton executive, William R. Breland, who had also owned the boat before Hajecate, had extensive family connections to Joe L. Allbritton owner of Riggs National Bank and Allbritton to Harper Sibley the developer of Miami's Ocean Reef Club. Rudy Johnson purchased the boat from Hajecate and Patrick's uncle ferried the boat from Melbourne, Florida to Houston during the summer of 2000. Thomas Hajecate was owner of Uni Oil Inc., which in 1982 was cited by "Operation Lone Star" involving over 100 in Texas, Georgia and Florida indicted for drug smuggling and included the death of Florida Bertram yacht broker, Sibley Riggs. Included among the 100 indicted were Tilton Lamar Chester, Jr., Donald Aberle and Robert Vesco. Ms. Rigg's body was found stuffed in a car at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Not surprisingly, Gary Webb author of Dark Alliance was also working on the Robert Vesco connections to the U.S. government as evidenced by his son, Eric Webb's book, The Killing Game, which documents Gary's previously unpublished work.
For a full year, Florida newspapers sparsely reported on Rigg's death and failed to note anywhere that she was the primary witness in "Operation Lone Star" which according to a November 7, 1982 Miami Herald article laundered billions of narcotics dollars through Bahamian and Cayman banks in the years prior to Iran-Contra providing not just the model for Iran-Contra covert funding, but the very vehicle it required. As with Barry Seal, the key witness in the Iran-Contra case, Ms. Riggs, never made it to the Federal District Court in Houston to testify about the sale of the yachts she brokered in Florida. Similarly, Tilton Lamar Chester, the primary witness in the Georgia wing of the investigation died prior to his testimony in the crash of his small airplane leading many to speculate that like the crash of Texas Senator John Tower's plane following his Tower Commission Report, witnesses were being systematically eliminated regardless of their party affiliations. The Hajecate defense team were stifled in their appeal by the loss of 70 boxes of material by the FBI from 1980 to 1986 and by the Houston Grand Jury's use of the Supreme Court's secrecy clause for reviewing Grand Jury evidence in the Hajecate case....this in Houston and Harris County where the crime lab would be accused of corruption and investigated by Michael Bromwich and where an Assistant Prosecutor, Frank Robin, was indicted for attempting to sell testimony in the case. Operation Lone Star's connections to Robert Vesco's Columbus Trust in the Bahamas also showed connections to extensive cover provided by the Bahamian government in protecting the shipments into the U.S. from Bahamian air strips supplied by Carlos Lehder, a founder of the Medellin Cartel. Among the local islands used for transshipments by Tilton Lamar Chester, Jr. was Darby Cay, a private island purchased by a member of New York's Colombo crime family.
Twenty three year old, Patrick Carr, left the Clear Lake boat parade at about 10:30 p.m. and traveled alone to Banana Joe's nightclub on NASA Road 1. There he spoke with several people about his family in Corpus Christi, "his love of fishing" and an upcoming hunting trip he had planned with his uncle in Stuttgart, Arkansas, witnesses remembered. He also reportedly made a call to a friend from outside the club at 10:08 p.m. Several witnesses said that Carr left the club at about 11:30 p.m. It would be the last time he was seen alive.
When Carr did not return to his uncle's house in Dickinson that night, his uncle began checking local hospitals and police departments, family members said. Carr's uncle knew "how excited Patrick was to go" on the hunting trip he had planned, and was supposed to return that night to pack for the trip. Shortly after midnight on Dec. 10, the teen-agers happened upon Carr's burning Bronco where El Dorado dead ends into Clear Lake City Boulevard. They reported the fire to the Houston Fire Department. Emergency workers responded to the scene and extinguished the fire, then found Carr's badly-burned body lying back in the seat with stereo headphones on his ears.
An arson investigator and a homicide investigator from the Houston Police Department were assigned to the incident. The HPD also responded to the scene and located a garden hose attached to the Bronco's muffler. Carr was found with $604 in cash on his person.
“I called Oliver “Buck” Revell, my parishioner in Plano, Texas and former General Deputy of the FBI in Washington D.C. to ask for his help," said Patrick's father. "Buck told me that his grandson had died the day after Patrick under equally mysterious circumstances and described them. He gave me the name of Bronislaw Mogenis, also former FBI and now in security with Lockheed Martin and a private investigator. Mogenis declined. His daughter Julie Mogenis, also former FBI, a judge and well-known hunting guide, called to give me the name of Gregory Howard Walker, a U.S. Postal Inspector and Houston attorney. Gregory Howard Walker took six months to give us the name of the last person to talk to Patrick that night. We never found her. Walker would go on to become the leading security expert for the Bush International Airport, Hobby and Ellington Fields...an unusual ascent for a U.S. Postal Inspector. Julie Mogenis would suffer a near fatal gunshot wound in Utopia, Texas,” said Carr who also noted that the independent fire cause investigator appointed to his son’s case from FCI, Inc., was Christopher H. Bush.
Federal investigators in Houston have linked an 11-month-old Fort Lauderdale murder mystery to alleged drug and oil schemes involving the laundering of billions of dollars.
Investigators say Sibley Riggs, 43, of Fort Lauderdale, whose beaten and strangled body was found stuffed into the trunk of her car at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last December, had been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the drug smuggling case.
Authorities have targeted more than 100 people, including international financiers and oil resellers, in the case. The investigation was code-named Operation Lone Star, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.
The newspaper said the massive investigation, which began as a probe of the Houston-based Uni Oil Co. almost two years ago, blossomed into a probe of transactions through banks and corporations, primarily in the Cayman Islands. The transactions involved money from drug trafficking, crude oil reselling and questionable coal tax shelters, authorities said.
Also targeted in the investigation, the Chronicle reported, was Allen Rivenbark, a Fort Lauderdale shipping executive, now dead.
Broward County sheriff's spokesman Gary Gow said Saturday that Riggs' death remains an open, unsolved case.
"We were aware of the connection with the federal case," he said. "The detectives explored that angle but were unable to turn up any concrete evidence while working with the federal investigators."
Riggs was killed a week after she was subpoenaed to testify before the Houston grand jury, which at the time was looking into the drug smuggling and money laundering case.
A divorcee who lived alone at 1625 SE 10th Ave., Riggs sold yachts for the Fort Lauderdale office of Richard Bertram and Co. yacht brokers for several years before her death.
The first Operation Lone Star indictments are not expected for several months. Grand juries in Houston and Atlanta still are hearing evidence about the case, which has been slowed
because of reported leaks by a former assistant U.S. attorney, a reported assassination plot against another former prosecutor and the slaying of Riggs.
The FBI is investigating a 30-year-old former federal prosecutor who is suspected of trying to sell sensitive information to some of the targets of the probe. The prosecutor, who had been with the federal attorney's office in Houston for three months, was fired by U.S. Attorney Dan Hedges. No charges have been filed against him.
The fired prosecutor's lawyer, Mike Hinton, said his client -- whom authorities refused to name -- has appeared before the Atlanta federal grand jury and is "cooperating fully."
The assassination plot against the federal prosecutor was mentioned in an affidavit last May when authorities requested permission to search the offices of two Houston-based oil companies -- Houston Oil and Refining Inc. and HOR Energy Co.
Uni Oil executives Thomas H. Hajecate and his son, Thomas M. Hajecate , along with Miami tax attorney Lance Eisenberg, are fighting a 1981 indictment on tax evasion charges. The indictment alleges they concealed the Hajecates' interest in a Cayman Islands bank account.
Eisenberg, 34, could be sentenced to as long as 15 years in prison and fined as much as $30,000, or both, if he is convicted of helping the Hajecates evade income taxes and smuggle $1.5 million into the United States by laundering it overseas.
According to the indictment, Eisenberg helped the Hajecates falsify their 1976 income tax returns and aided them in failing to report their transfer of $1.5 million to the Southeast First National Bank of Miami.
Eisenberg and the Hajecates claim their indictment resulted from "prosecutorial vindictiveness" after a federal judge dismissed an indictment accusing them of illegally mispricing and selling old crude oil at higher "new oil" prices. Eisenberg was also a key figure in the Robert Vesco case who was using his Columbus Trust in the Bahamas to launder money while receiving the protection of Prime Minister Lynden Pindling who was receiving bribes for his protection of the Lehder cartel for protection. Especially sensitive was the fact that former S.E.C. Chairman turned C.I.A. Director, William Casey, had been an investor in a Robert Vesco hydroponics business named Multiponics, in Louisiana (Masters of Paradise, Alan Block, 1998, p. 149).
Connections between Operation Lone Star and Iran-Contra were prohibited from surfacing because the FBI had mishandled the evidence, essentially providing the same firewalling techniques that had been provided in the media's lack of analysis into James R. Bath's FINCEN investigation in 1992 and the failure of the Tower Commission, the Lawrence Walsh Report and Michael Bromwich investigation to bring charges against Reagan and Bush as well as Porter Goss' delayed release of the Hitz Report. When the Harris County Medical's examiner's office under former ME, Dr. Joyce Carter, the Washington D.C. Medical Examiner at the time of Danny Casalaro's death, the investigator imported for the job was former Iran-Contra prosecutor, Michael Bromwich. He would be rewarded with oversight of the BP Deep Water Horizon investigation.
In Hajecate's tax evasion case filed in District Court in February 1988, the following assertions were made concerning the loss of evidence from the time of the first petition on January 1, 1981 and November 1986, Hajecate being the petitioner who timely requested the disclosure of evidence. In November 1986 Iran Contra was exposed. Reagan appointed John Tower, Republican from Texas to oversee the investigation. With the exposure of the Iran-Contra network the question was now going to be "how high up were the decisions being made?" The Hajecate case provided a widow on the whole affair and read:
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Steven Carr had been unceremoniously jailed in Costa Rica believing that his work there had the backing of the U.S. and Costa Rican governments. Angered at the turn of events he spoke to reporter Martha Honey. Costa Rica whose Pacific Coast is dotted with United Fruit Company plantations would find that with the shift of banana imports from the Caribbean to Indo-China the company began developing its plantations into high priced subdivisions for sale worldwide, but the primary broker for the United Fruit land lived in Corpus Christi, Texas. United Fruit, Coca-Cola and other U.S. multinational companies were the strongest supporters of Reagan/Bush's Contra initiative.
IRAN-CONTRA AND LOS ANGELES
Steven Carr had died in Los Angeles of a drug overdose before he like Sibley Riggs, Barry Seal, and Tilton Lamar Chester and so many others like Danny Casalaro, Paul Wilcher and Mark Lombardi, Don Henry and Kevin Ives, could shed light on the Iran-Contra operation.
On December 5, 2004 Patrick Carr's father had sent an email to well connected Presbyterian pastors showing many of the connections to the Iran-Contra tentacle running from Florida to Houston to Los Angeles including a statement that Gary Webb, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Dark Alliance, had nailed down the West Coast supply route, then been abandoned by the San Jose Mercury News owned as it was by Knight Ridder. On December 10, 2004, the anniversary of Patrick Carr's death, Gary Webb was reported to have killed himself with two shots to the head in his California home after telling friends that he was being followed and that if he turned up dead of a suicide, "Don't believe it." The LA coroner and medical examiner declared it a suicide.
Fabian Colbachi had a clear assessment of 27-year-old Steven Carr's odyssey. "No one was there to tell him that the government he thought he was serving was a fraud. John Lloyd Hull, the Contra organizer and supplier, would be charged by the government of Costa Rica with murder. He escaped to hide in a small village in Northern Nicaragua before fleeing to the U.S. where George Herbert Walker Bush stopped his extradition. Hull knew far too much about what Danny Casalaro called The Octopus, to send Hull back. The countries of Central America remember William Walker from his 1850's attempt to take over Honduras as his personal fiefdom after failing in California to appropriate Baja in an Aaron Burr-style filibuster attempt. Americans have forgotten, if they ever really new it, their own history. George Washington gave them liberty and freedom from tyrants. Now they are getting the product of their sloth: the secret government they deserve that thrives on ignorance, brutality and endless warfare," said Colbachi.