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Monday, June 13, 2016

Houston Mayoral Candidate's Book Review Sheds Light on 2000 Murder

2000 Houston Murder Ruled Suicide Finds Recent Book Review Shedding New Light on Sixteen Year Old Case

By Winsip Custer CPW News Service

    A 2016 book review of a Houston, Texas mayoral candidate has shed new light on a family's claim that William Patrick Carr was murdered in Houston, Texas on Sunday, December 10, 2000 just three days before the 2000 Presidential election was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Florida.  Any derogatory information about either candidate, especially GWB, would have created a danger zone  like another in 2000 when Mary Mapes claiming that the death of her mother prevented CBS from releasing the story of Bush's Ellington Field memos via 60 Minutes.    Mape's story was backed according to Mapes by Mrs. Marion Inez Carr Knox and General Belisarius Flores, the first Hispanic American to receive the rank of General in the U.S. military.  
     The book review written by Will Harvey appears to significantly substantiate the argument that Patrick Carr, the same name as the son of Marion Inez Carr Knox who had been the secretary who typed George Walker Bush's Ellington Field Air National Guard memos, had also been with his uncle, a close friend of James R. Bath's business partner at Southwest Airport Services located at Ellington Field, Houston which was only a few miles from the Salem Bin Laden Airport in League City, Texas.  That airport, Houston Gulf Manor, a favorite landing site for NASA astronauts' private planes, was purchased with the help of Bath and the Saudi royal banker, Khalid bin Mahfouz.  Mahfouz's influence could not escape the 28 pages of the Official 911 Report unless it was kept within the redacted elements that were only forced into the pubic light in 2016, but still redacted.   Bin Laden's Houston airport was razed after the 911 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and replaced by a Tuscan home development.  The FBI, to the disbelief of seasoned FBI agents, allowed a large contingent of Bin Laden family members to exit the country unabated, an action causing widespread criticism of the bureau and its leadership.
     Oddly, the WTC in New York had been designed by the Bin Laden family's favorite architect, Minoru Yamasaki, who had also designed St. Louis, Missouri's infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development which was demolished in 1972 (using thermite that was invented in the 1890's) by the same demolition company that demolished the World Trade Center days after 911 to the criticism of the NYFD fire fighters who argued that not enough time was allowed for the responsible removable of their fallen and other victims from the rubble.  The nature of Pruitt-Igoe's history relative to government experimentation on unwitting citizens is the subject of Dr. Lisa Morino-Taylor's open-source dissertation of over 800 pages. 
     Thirteen thousand tons of World Trade Center steel (26,000,000 lbs.) for the first nine floors where the critical central column of any modern high rise is located were provide by Houston, Texas' Mosher Steel.  Edward Mosher, the company founder, had created at Texas A&M University, home of the Bush Presidential Library, the Mosher Institute for Defense Studies headed by former Rice University history professor (Director of The Jefferson Davis Project) and Rice University President, who in 2005 wrote the book How America Goes To War, Frank Vandiver.     Another Rice University Professor and President had been Dr. Kenneth Pitzer whose testimony before the Gordon Gray Committee (father of C. Boyden Gray, Bush attorney and heirs to the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.) stripped J. Robert Oppenheimer of his national security clearance for refusing to build the hydrogen bomb.   At the time, Pitzer was working on high octane jet fuels for the aviation industry using fossil fuels produced in Houston's petro-chemical corridor and which, as America learned in the Enron bamboozling of the California energy grid, also fuels much of the nation's electricity.   Enron evolved from Robert Herring's Houston Natural Gas Company.  Oppenheimer, a proponent of what he believed was safe and ubiquitous nuclear energy, was replaced by physicist and the "Dr. Strangelove" of the nuclear arms race, Dr. Edward Teller.  The arms races was off and running on the taxpayer's dime with a response that far exceeded requirements for a logical nuclear deterrent as evidenced by China's ability to secure its national identity with under 300 weapons of a total world-wide arsenal of over 19,000.
     William Edward "Bill" King's anthology of articles is published by Bright Sky Publishing owned by Lucy Herring Chambers,  wife of the Lacrosse coach at St. Johns Episcopal School, Houston, the alma mater of close Bush family insider, William Stamps Farish.  King's book chapters were articles previously written for the Houston Chronicle whose Managing Editor is Vernon Loeb.  Loeb, the author of the significantly embellished Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch stories which he approved while the Metro Editor at the Washington Post, was also the co-author of Paula Broadwell's book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.  Will Harvey's review of King's book follows:

Unapologetically Moderate by William E. King, 2014, published by Bright Sky Publishing, Houston, Texas, Lucy Herring Chambers, Publisher/Editor.

        Finding balance is everyone's challenge in life and former Mayor of Kemah, Texas, business partner with James R. Bath, the business partner of Khalid Bin Mahfouz the Saudi royal banker and finding himself positioned between two historically intriguing pieces of real estate....the CIA-linked Ellington Field (home of Southwest Airport Services which was purchased in 2014 by Landmark.  Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group.   Following a consultation with Merrill Lynch, formerly Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith and the company that Bank of America's CEO, Ken Lewis, said his bank was being forced to acquire with 2008 bailout money, Landmark placed its "Airport Services" division in a management trust operated and overseen by trustee James Schlesinger, the former Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Energy and CIA Director; former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska a member of the 9/11 Commission; and Dov Zakheim, the former Pentagon comptroller.  Landmark Aviation was recently sold by the Carlyle Group to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd.  and Landmark Aviation and its "Airport Services" have also been suspected of running rendition flights out of Dulles Airport) and the Salem Bin Laden owned Houston Gulf Manor Airport (razed after 911).  Bill King was in a place where moderation was essential to political, emotional and spiritual survival.
       As an attorney with Bracewell & Giuliani  (Rudy Giuliani only recently moving on to the former law firm of notable K-Street lobbyist, Jack Abramoff) King's legal experiences also shed significant light on the irradiating lessons packed into this fine book edited by Lucille Herring Chambers.  With the 28 pages of the 911 Commission Report that focused on Saudi influence peddling in the USA not released until 2016 because of "national security concerns" which numerous Senators have said was totally unjustified, Bill King is in an excellent position to shed additional light on this unfolding, but redacted, element in U.S. history.
  With Donald Trump recommending that Rudy Giuliani become the next head of the Department of Homeland Security, in light of the NY Fire Fighters concerns that Rudy mishandled both the pre and post-911 disaster response, along with the jailing of Rudy's Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik whose work in security in Iraq's Green Zone before the arrival and death of West Point's ethics professor and outspoken critic of U.S. contractor abuse in Iraq, Col. Theodore "Ted" Westhusing, whose now famous encounter with General David Petraeus (Chapter One of Christian T. Miller's book Blood Money), makes King's book a must read for Donald Trump.  Petraeus' directorship of the CIA was blown by Paula Broadwell and her co-author, Vernon Loeb, who together wrote the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus.  Loeb, now the Managing Editor of the Houston Chronicle for whom King has written numerous articles, Loeb having been at the Washington Post where he edited the embellished cover stories of the death of Lt. Pat Tillman and rescue of the Jessica Lynch makes King's Houston political connections and the need for reasoned balance even more significant.  It was, after all, Kerik who was being considered as  GWB's first choice as Director of Homeland Security, not unlike GWB's consideration of Houston's Ken Lay as head of the Department of Energy after his company, Enron, had evolved out of Robert Herring's Houston Natural Gas whose children now run TV's One America News while Vernon Loeb's boss at the Washington Post, Steve Coll, has become the Henry Luce Professor of Journalism and Chair of the Columbia School of Journalism, Columbia University.
       This fine book should have readers riveted to their chairs!  This is especially true with Bill King's extensive connections to the Houston political environment and its longstanding relationship to the Saudi spheres of influence and considering that the FBI's FINCEN or Financial Crimes Enforcement Network investigation received a stand down order in 1992, a Presidential election year,  when it was closing in on Saudi influence in the U.S..  With FINCEN left in place, the Bureau would likely have netted the 911 hijackers and foiled any normally occurring terrorism initiatives.  I just wish that Bill King with his proximity to Bath and Giuliani had helped us to understand better how to maintain a moderated balance in the face of violently opposing forces which when not confronted by reasoned balance fuels conflicts and wars worldwide...good news for weapons makers, but bad news for civilians caught in the crossfire. Bill King shows us that all politics is local.  Something that Rudy Giuliani knows for sure. For example, the FBI's Brian Bruh, the FBI's liason to FINCEN was overseeing that investigation, but he was also the FBI's earlier liason to the Knapp Commission (Serpico Commission) that a 29-year-old Rudy Giuliani, King's boss at Bracewell & Giuliani, had resourced as a young New York Prosecutor. Frank Serpico was so sure had Rudy and the Knapp Commission had cleaned up the issue of police corruption in NYC that he left the country.  Frank Serpico could have learned a lesson or two from this fine book about the kind of  "moderation" that leads to career longevity, but when unpracticed or practiced poorly can lead to the manufacture of the consent for all manner of intended and unintended consequences.

    William Edward "Bill" King's book was released in time for his 2014 mayoral election-year bid as an independent candidate seeking the moderate votes of the Republicans in Houston, but the book does not mention that before Vernon Loeb  had arrived at the Houston Chronicle, Iran-Contra prosecutor, Michael Bromwich, who had guaranteed that the Iran-Contra hearings that convicted Oliver North, John Poindexter, Oscar Weinberger and Elliott Abrams, did not lead to a Reagan/Bush impeachment, had arrived in Houston to investigate the embattled Harris County Medical Examiner's office shortly after Patrick Carr's father began leveling criticism of the HCME's conclusions relative to his son's death.   "Corruption in the Medical Examiner's office is a license to kill," he said.  The father of Patrick Carr who was murdered near Ellington Field complained that the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office was under investigation, an investigation that would bring Bromwich to insure, as with Iran-Contra,  that the political and legal larcenies occurring at Ellington Field would not be exposed.
     A Winsip Custer posting of August 13, 2015 validates the relationship of William Edward King to Patrick Carr's uncle who belongs to the same Lakewood Yacht Club where King's  44' Catamaran "Hard Times" is docked, the two having traveled together to Alaska on a fishing trip shortly after Patrick Carr's murder in 2000, a connection the boy's uncle will not confirm.  Whether an argument could be made that "I didn't know"....well, now, those connections are fully exposed and claiming ignorance of these dark alliances cannot be invoked.

     I have reprinted the August 13, 2015 article "Dan Rather, Robert Redford, James Vanderbilt, Mary Mapes and CBS: October 16, 2014 TRUTH or DUTY?"  in its entirety because of its importance in further clarifying the circumstances surround the December 10, 2000 murder of William Patrick Carr who had only been in Houston, Texas a short time having moved from Austin where he had worked in a Dan Rather-related company.  The young man's father had contacted the former General Deputy of the FBI, Oliver "Buck" Revell, for his help in tracking down the killers.  After telling Carr's father that his own grandson had died the night after Patrick on December 11, 2000 under equally questionable circumstances, Revell gave the name of Lockheed Martin's security head, Bronislaw Mogenis. Patrick's father received a call from Judge Julie Mogenis who offered the name of a U.S. Postal inspector turned attorney and private-eye, Gregory Howard Walker, who took six month to find the last person Patrick Carr had talked with at Banana Joe's Club on NASA Rd. 1, and was later appointed the security consultant for Bush International, Hobby and Ellington Fields where both William E. King and James R. Bath's Southwest Airport Services were located.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dan Rather, Robert Redford, James Vanderbilt, Mary Mapes and CBS: OCTOBER 16, 2015 TRUTH OR DUTY?

OCTOBER 16, 2015

by Winsip Custer

On October 16th the Robert Redford and James Vanderbilt film based on Mary Mapes' book TRUTH AND DUTY will open nationwide.

Viewers will need to ask several questions of TRUTH, the name of the film:
        • Why didn't Mary Mapes who knew of the story in 1999 inform the nation of it then or in 2000 during the Bush/Gore election?  What reason could possibly be given to prevent a major media outlet like CBS from pouncing on the story in an important election year even if Mapes was unable for professional or personal reasons for not reporting the story.
        • How much weight is given to the testimony of Mrs. Marian Carr Knox?  Knox typed the original memos in 1972 and was interviewed by Rather in 2004 so how much weight is given in the Redford/Vanderbilt film to her validation of the accuracy of the contents of the falsified memos and does the film present the introduction of the falsified memos  as a "logical" means of managing the potential PR crisis for the Bush political empire by convoluting the argument?
        • How well is the Dick Thornburgh and Louis Boccardi visit to Mrs. Marian Carr Knox covered and with their discrediting of Mrs. Knox's testimony and her son's reported affirmations of the truth of her original testimony?  Is Patrick Carr's place in the story covered at all?
        • Who was the Patrick Carr whose body was found in his burned out Ford Bronco near Ellington Field on December 10, 2000 just two days before the 2000 Presidential election was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court and why was he murdered?
        •  Is the fact that Dan Rather and Donald Rumsfeld co-owned a 9,000 acre ranch in Las Vegas, New Mexico mentioned in the film?  That Rumsfeld owned Misery Plantation in Maryland where Frederick Douglass was tortured or that the Rather family in Texas owns the historic Nassau-Waldec Plantation where the original Buffalo Soldiers were domiciled in Texas?
        • Does the film mention that both Mapes and Rather won a Peabody Award for their "breaking" the story of Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison scandal in 2004 when it was Amnesty International that broke the story in 2003?
        • Does the film mention that also at CBS was Lowell Bergman who wrongly covered the 1988 death of Salem Bin Laden in Cibolo, Texas saying that he was flying his BAC-111 jet instead of an ultra-light or that Salem owned the Houston Gulf Manor Airport near Ellington Field and that the purchase was made by the Saudi royal banker, Khalid Bin Mahfouz, with the help of Bush's Air National Guard roommate, Jim Bath?  Does TRUTH mention that Salem Bin Laden's Houston airport was razed after the 2001 World Trade Center attack of 911?
        • How does the film handle the testimony of General Belasarius Flores who confirmed the essence of the original Killian memos that Marion Carr Knox typed?
        • Is Marion Carr Knox's testimony from September 2004 that aired on 60 Minutes repeated in any form in Truth?  Why not?
        • Does the film mention that Rather worked for the Houston Chronicle whose competitor's reporter, Peter Brewton of the Houston Post, found his 1992 book, The Mafia, CIA and George Bush, about the 1980's S&L scandal, its criminals and masterminds, intertwined with the Iran-Contra criminals while his book which was originally contracted with Simon & Schuster for publication and providing editor Alice Mayhew, editor of Woodward & Bernsteins' All The President's Men as Brewton's editor, but which was derailed during the Bush, Clinton and Perot election of 1992?  Does the Redford/Vanderbilt movie provide an epilogue stating that the Houston Chronicle's new managing editor, previously at the Washington Post, Vernon Loeb, who authored at the WP the falsified stories of Pat Tillman's death and Jessica Lynch's rescue and then co-authored with Paula Broadwell the book ALL IN:  THE EDUCATION OF GENERAL DAVID PETRAEUS add to the difficulty in discerning what is and is not "truth"?  Does the film, TRUTH, mention that Loeb's boss at the Washington Post, Steve Coll, became the Henry Luce Professor of Journalism and head of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, New York or that Coll and his other reporter, Jeff Leen, discredited the work of the San Jose Mercury News' Gary Webb, author of Dark Alliance, whose work in California rested squarely on the previous work of Peter Brewton in Texas and which Webb specifically mentions in a debate with Jeff Leen just after the publication of Dark Alliance?  Gary Webb would die on December 10, 2004 the same day four years to the day of the death of the 23-year-old, Patrick Carr, who died near Ellington Field.   The medical examiner in Webb's case provided as unbelievable an assessment of the facts as that of the death in Texas of Patrick Carr....the same name as the son of Mrs. Marian Carr Knox (When the Houston/Harris County Medical Examiner's office became a symbol of local political corruption Michael Bromwich, leading prosecutor in the Iran-Contra investigation whose case stopped short of recommending impeachment of Reagan and GHWB, was imported to "clean up" the beleaguered office paid from confiscated drug money.  The indicted Iran-Contra co-conspirators were pardoned by GHWB, a move echoing Marian Carr Knox's criticism of GWB whom she said thought of himself as being "above the laws"). The 23-year-old Patrick Carr had just moved to Houston from Austin where he had worked for Ellas/Ranch 616/Rather Sweet, owned by the niece of Dan Rather, Rebecca Rather.  The boy's uncle was a fishing buddy of Jim Bath's business partner and Mayor of Kemah, Texas, William E. King.


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    On Feb. 15, 2015 after listening to Jeff Leen's debate with Gary Webb just after Webb's book Dark Alliance was published and hearing Webb reference his conversation with Peter Brewton, Patrick Carr's father sent Leen the following letter copies out to Peter Brewton and to the people the father had known since high school.   Patrick's father had offered to meet with Leen, but not hearing back from him sent the following:

    From: William Carr <willhcarr@yahoo.com>
    To: "
    jeff.leen@washpost.com" <jeff.leen@washpost.com>; Pete Brewton <pete.brewton@ttu.edu>; "Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:30 AM
    Subject: Gary Webb and WP redemption.....an alternative

    Dear Mr. Leen,
    There is another option.  I could come to Washington to meet you eyeball to eyeball.  There I could hand deliver 1200 pages of documentation that will provide you with the evidence you say isn't there.
    Alternatively, you could fly to Houston.  I could introduce to you the private investigator, Gregory Howard Walker, the U.S. Postal Inspector turned lawyer and security expert recommended to us by Bronislaw Mogenis, Lockheed Martin's security advisor, and his daughter to find for us the last person our son saw that night.....Careen.....which Walker took six months to find, was not the right one, charged us thousands and then became the head of airport security for Bush International, Hobby and Ellington Airports.  Julie Mogenis, a Houston judge and former FBI agent like her father was nearly killed in a rare hunting accident in Utopia, Texas....no Utopia here, my friend.
    We can visit the Fire Department that responded to the call on December 10, 2000 and ask William E. King, Jim Bath's lawyer and partner in Southwest Airport Services just why he and his associates at Bracewell & Giuliani are seeking to privatize the fireman's pension fund.
    I can take you to visit the boat that our son was on that night....a boat owned by Halliburton executive William R. Breland, sold to his son-in-law, Thomas Hajecate, who was indicted and convicted in Operation Lone Star that had been used in money laundering and capital flight.....in the textbook by Professor Ingo Walter at Columbia University, The Secret Money Market, 1990.  I can show you the Bin Laden's airport site that is now a subdivision and the house along the tarmac I tracked to parties from the boat that night.  We can go to Dallas and put to Buck Revell why the FINCEN investigation went dormant in 1991-92!
    I can show you the photos of Patrick's uncle fishing with William E. King in Alaska and his denials that he knows him!
    I can show you.....well....there's so much.....you'll be writing a corrective to your article on Webb and praying to whatever journalistic deity you worship for less transparency or forgiveness!
    This may well give you and the WP the story you need to regain your credibility! .


         Additionally, the FinCEN Investigation, the FBI's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network was investigating William E. King's business partner, James Reynolds Bath, in 1992 because he was a director of the Bank of Commerce and Credit International or BCCI often referred to those investigating the Iran-Contra scandal as the "Bank of Crooks and Criminals". 
         In 1992 the investigation into Bath's business dealings essentially received a "stand down" order.  The Houston Chronicle covered the story, but did not delve into just why so little was subsequently done with FinCEN investigation.  Today a number of online sites chronicle the great work of FinCEN and its year-to-year accomplishments, but without discussing the BCCI and Iran-Contra connections.

    Houston Chronicle June 4 1992:
    "Federal authorities are investigating the activities of a Houston businessman -- a past investor in companies controlled by a son of President Bush -- who has been accused of illegally representing Saudi interests in the United States. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network -- known as FinCEN -- and the FBI are reviewing accusations that entrepreneur James R. Bath guided money to Houston from Saudi investors who wanted to influence U.S. policy under the Reagan and Bush administrations, sources close to the investigations say. FinCEN, a division of the U.S. Department of Treasury, investigates money laundering. Special agents and analysts from various law enforcement agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Customs Service, are assigned to work with the FinCEN staff. The federal review stems in part from court documents obtained through litigation by Bill White, a former real estate business associate of Bath. White contends the documents indicate that the Saudis were using Bath and their huge financial resources to influence U.S. policy. Such representation by Bath would require that he be registered as a foreign agent with the U.S. Department of Justice. In general, people required by law to be registered are those who represent a foreign entity seeking to influence governmental action or policy.

         An Annapolis graduate and former Navy fighter pilot, White, 46, claims that Bath and the judicial system, under the veil of national security, have blackballed him professionally and financially because he has refused to keep quiet about what he regards as a conspiracy to secretly funnel Saudi dollars to the United States. White became entangled in a series of lawsuits and countersuits with Bath, who for some six years has prevailed in the courts. White says the legal action has financially devasted him and Venturcorp Inc., the real estate development company in which he and Bath were partners. In sworn depositions, Bath said he represented four prominent Saudis as a trustee and that he would use his name on their investments. In return, he said, he would receive a 5 percent interest in their deals. (George W.) Bush said that to his knowledge, Bath's investment was from personal funds, and no Saudi money was invested in Arbusto. Bath, 55, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, declined to comment for the record. Spokesmen for FinCEN and the FBI also declined to comment. According to a 1976 trust agreement, drawn shortly after Bush was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Sheik Salem M. Binladen appointed Bath as his business representative in Houston.
         Binladen, along with his brothers, owns Binladen Brothers Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East. According to White, Bath told him that he had assisted the CIA in a liaison role with Saudi Arabia since 1976. Bath has previously denied having worked for the CIA. In a sworn deposition, Bath said he was the sole director of Skyway Aircraft Leasing Ltd., a company that a court document shows is owned by Khaled bin Mahfouz. Bin Mahfouz had been a major shareholder in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, a banking empire that has been accused of money laundering and of using Mideast oil money to seek ties to political leaders in several countries. Mahfouz and his family own the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. In 1990, Bath bought the Express Auto Park garage at Hobby Airport for $8.4 million, which included a $1.4 million loan provided by Mahfouz, according to transaction documents. Bath received a 5 percent interest in the companies that own and operate Houston Gulf Airport after purchasing it on behalf of Binladen in 1977. After Binladen died in 1988, his interests in the airport were taken over by Mahfouz, according to court documents.
    Houston Chronicle Sept 10 1994
         A key figure in the world's largest banking scandal is participating in an attempt to take control of a major city of Houston aviation contractor, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court here. National Commercial Bank-Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (NCB), which is controlled by the family of Sheik Khalid Bin Mahfouz, has claimed rights to 90 percent of the outstanding shares of Southwest Airport Services, according to documents accompanying the lawsuit filed by Sandra C. Bath, president of Southwest Airport Services.
         Southwest Airport Services provides fuel and other services for general aviation aircraft at the city-owned Ellington Field. The company also provides fuel to NASA and transient military aircraft, and to Air Force One, the president's plane, when it comes to Houston. Bath filed the lawsuit against the bank and her former husband, James R. Bath, a local entrepreneur.
         "Mr. Mahfouz, as owner of National Commercial Bank, hopes to accommodate Mr. Bath's desire to assume control of Southwest Airport Services Inc., and treat it as his personal piggy-bank as he has done over the preceding several years,'' says the lawsuit.

         Jerry Urban, another Houston Chronicle reporter, would cover on June 4, 1992 in the article "FBI Investigates Entrepreneur Allegedly Tied to Saudis," in which Urban essentially covers the "stand down" order on the investigation of GWB's National Guard roommate.  Urban wrote:

         Bath , 55, a former U.S. Air Force pilot, declined to comment for the record. Spokesmen for FinCEN and the FBI also declined to comment.
         According to a 1976 trust agreement, drawn shortly after Bush was appointed director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Sheik Salem M. Binladen appointed Bath as his business representative in Houston. Binladen, along with his brothers, owns Binladen Brothers Construction, one of the largest construction companies in the Middle East.
         According to White, Bath told him that he had assisted the CIA in a liaison role with Saudi Arabia since 1976. Bath has previously denied having worked for the CIA.
         In a sworn deposition, Bath said he was the sole director of Skyway Aircraft Leasing Ltd., a company that a court document shows is owned by Khaled bin Mahfouz. Bin Mahfouz had been a major shareholder in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, a banking empire that has been accused of money laundering and of using Mideast oil money to seek ties to political leaders in several countries. Mahfouz and his family own the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia.
    In 1990, Bath bought the Express Auto Park garage at Hobby Airport for $8.4 million, which included a $1.4 million loan provided by Mahfouz, according to transaction documents. Bath received a 5 percent interest in the companies that own and operate Houston Gulf Airport after purchasing it on behalf of Binladen in 1977. After Binladen died in 1988, his interests in the airport were taken over by Mahfouz, according to court documents.
         Urban fails to mention that Bath's new business partner Saudi Sheik Salem M. Binladen, Ossama's older brother, died in 1988 in Cibolo, Texas in an inexplicable crash of an ultra-light airplane at an airport flying what CBS 60 Minutes' star reporter, Lowell Bergman, known for his role in The Insider, reported was Salem's BAC-111 jet.   Bergman's story corrected the glaring error, but when?   Patrick Carr, received a phone call from a "friend" shortly before his death whose family owns property next to the Cibolo, Texas airport where Salem died, an airport now owned by the wife of the retired head of the National Reconnaissance Office and Commander of Offuts Air Force Base.

         As Jeff Leen's attack on Gary Webb disclosed and as the general disregard for the testimony of former CIA agents like John Robert Stockwell make clear, there is a veil of secrecy that is protected by the U.S. mainline media.   Mary Mapes and Dan Rather's 2004 "Memogate" story seems to be taking on that veil of secrecy, but at a deeper level their actions supported it.  While there have been some like Columbia University  grad and Yale University insider, Alfred W. McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin in Southeast Asia (1972) which became the 2nd Edition, The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade (1991), who provide a type of pressure release valve to journalists like Coll, Loeb, Leen and others who  can point to their work as evidence that there has been no lack of stories on CIA participation in the drug trade, even this acts as firewall to the dark alliances by pushing back the evidence into the distant past while serious investigative reporters like Webb and Brewton took on the immediacy of the story and paid the price.   Brewton's story did not connect the dots to the drug trade as did Webb, however, put together their stories were a lightening bolt for which they would not received as many accolades as has Alfred W. McCoy who has received Yale's Wilbur Lucus Cross Medal, but then their reporting was significantly more pedestrian and volatile disallowing for the management of the storyline upon which the mainline media depends as a tool of propaganda. 

         Front line reporters like Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News and Bill Steward of ABC who differed from Webb only in the fact that his murder was caught on camera, pay the heaviest price for defending the U.S. Fourth Estate.  Others are rewarded as "evidence" that "responsible" reporting is carried out by highly decorated academicians, while reporters like Webb or Steward die.    As a corrective to this well-managed worldview which the mainline media protects, readers need to be reminded that Henry Kissinger received a Nobel Peace Prize while Robert Merton whose Black Scholes formulas tanked the U.S. economy in 2008 received a Nobel Prize for economics.

        Increasingly people are turning to open source reporting for the truth.  For example, open source reporting has become a valuable tool for understanding why in 1992 the FinCEN investigation into James Reynolds Bath's (GWB's Air National Guard Roommate)  relationship to the Saudi royal banker, Khalid Bin Mahfouz, was largely abandoned by the U.S. law enforcement entities also investigating the BCCI or Bank of Commerce and Credit International scandal.

        From this open source reporting the processes of imperial propaganda can be clearly seen.  For example, the history of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt which spawned Al Qaeda as freedom fighters for the Afghans against the Russians which ultimately backfired in 911 found the American University in Cairo thriving under the protection of Hosni Mubarak.  One of BCCI's other leading personalities, Kamal Adham, funded the Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism in 1985.  While Kamal Adham was convicted in the BCCI scandal, later in 2008 he was given a lucrative contract to supply jet fuel for the U.S. forces in Afghanistan.  The American University of Cairo is a private university whose President is Lisa Anderson, the former James Shotwell Professor of International Relations at Columbia University, the bastion of applied psychology and sociology in the U.S. where Steve Coll, formerly Jeff Leen's and Vernon Loeb's editor at the Washington Post, had become the Henry Luce Professor of Journalism and Dean of the Columbia Journalism School.   Passing through the halls of Cairo's American University was fellow Pulitzer Prize winner with Steve Coll, Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower about 911 and which avoids the toughest questions related to the entire 911 catastrophe.  Wright had worked for the U.S. State Department at the United Nations when George Herbert Walker Bush was U.N. Ambassador.

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