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Name of people involved in the mafia box government that are implicated directly or indirectly in the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr., Vince Foster, Paul Wells, and many others as well as the corruption of the U.S. Government and the supporting of the narcotics trafficking ring of George H.W. Bush and his family and related companies and associates are running a Murder Inc.

Funds traced to Wakovia Bank, linked to Marc Rich, Bill Clinton and his transfer of funds to the Queen of England utilizing FBI agent in charge Robt. Waktell using bank accounts in the Philippines known as box accounts.

These funds are tied to Mena, Arkansas narcotics money and Kenneth Starr.

Members of the Fitzgerald team have traced box money to Richard Sullivan who is linked to the FBI, as well as Boeing and Delta and Democratic National Committee.

Sullivan was past fund raiser for Richard Gephardt who is heavily bought and paid for by corrupt labor unions and other criminal mafiosa elements.

Clinton pardons Marc Rich and Mark Irwin. Irwin is a major crook.

Grand jury has tapes of Irwin and others planning to frame Albert Gore Jr.

Kenneth W. Starr – linked to Childrens Defense Fund. Subject of grand jury investigation.

George H.W. Bush – “Clearing the field for Hillary Clinton’s election.”

Hillary Clinton – Mossad whore, agent of influence, narcotics trafficking, Mena, Arkansas.

Bob Woodward – Irwin & Hendricks stooge. Destroying America’s electoral system.

Richard Sullivan – Finance director Democratic

Richard Gephardt – Bought and paid for by Bush mafia

Mark Irwin – Pardoned by Clinton, Irwin capital – price fixers

Gary Best – Black ops for George Bush

Louis Freeh – FBI director and mafia bagman, involved in removing William Sessions from FBI.

Guilliani – Gary Best – Bin Laden money connection

James Carter - 

Sandy Hume – Brit Hume

Phil Winn HUD director, money launderer and crooked bagman.

and much much more.

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Tom Heneghen Reports Movement Within Chicago Federal Court In Upcoming Indictments Of Bush Administration
by Scott Mowry

Last evening on the "US Intel News" show on the Turner Radio Network, Tom Heneghen gave an update on the progress of the grand juries in Chicago concerning their impending indictments of various members of the Bush administration, both past and present.
Apparently, there is brisk movement within the US Federal Court of Chicago to get these indictments out despite intense pressure from within by a Judge Magistrate named Mark R. Filip, who has thus far suppressed them from being released to the public, according to Heneghen.

"We are heading toward a real showdown in United states of America, and we are heading toward what we might be looking at is a constitutional crisis," stated Heneghen emphatically about the Chicago court situation. "There is team of judges that have decided that they are no longer going
to tolerate this type activity and I believe they are well on their way to try TO FORCE THESE INDICTMENTS OUT rather than keep them sealed. And as I said, a showdown is emerging where Bush and his gang and Clinton and their gang, which are tied together in all of this, are about to be brought to justice."

Heneghen further claimed the newly named "Katrina Fund" disaster relief for the citizens of New Orleans that has been recently sponsored by former Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton "is nothing more than a slush fund through Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates and what it is going to be used to do, once again, is pay off people who need to be shut up."

The impending indictments reportedly name George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Ted Olson, John Ashcroft, Scooter Libby, Condeleezza Rice, among many others, for crimes which include perjury, obstruction of justice and treason for the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame, in addition to other charges, all of which have been sitting idle with Judge Filip for several weeks now.

"What is important to note, is that indictments are handed down, vis a vis, what we call the foremen of the grand jury and despite the fact that (Special Prosecutor) Mr. (Patrick) Fitzgerald is in charge of the grand jury, the indictments concerning some of the major players are being held by what they call a "Judge Magistrate." And tonight what we want to do is identify the Judge Magistrate who is currently holding on to these indictments and that gentleman is by the name of Mark Filip. His actual name is 'Fickelstein,' but he has changed it to Filiip, so that he is disguised, I guess, as something he is not supposed to be," Heneghen added.

Filip is also directly connected to a law firm by the name of Skadden/Arps out of Chicago that also employed the son of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, who additionally may be indicted as a co-conspirator along with the late Chief Justice William Renquist. Their charges may entail their connection to the fraudulent 2000 Presidential election decision given to Bush which also has links to bribery payoffs from major corporations such as Coca-Cola and the Walt Disney Company, all again according to Heneghen.

From previous reports, Patrick Fitzgerald is overseeing six grand juries while still more grand juries have been convened in Washington, D.C. with testimony supplied by Sibel Edmonds and in New Jersey, which has particularly been investigating the apparent murder of John F. Kennedy, Jr., also linked to the Bush crime family. All of these additional grand juries became necessary to the broadening scope of the investigation which now includes 9/11,the Iraq war, Arab terrorist cells, a large cache of bribery money out of the Philippines, as well as other more extensive criminal activities.

Tom Heneghen was joined on the show by journalist Tom Flocoo, however Stew Webb did not appear on last night's broadcast as scheduled. A posting on the the Hal Turner web site prior to last night's broadcast stated that "Stew Webb is fine and as such Stew and Tom are scheduled to do their show from 8-9 PM EDT." More than likely Stew Webb should appear on next Thursday evening's show which airs over the Turner Network at 8PM EST, 7PM CST, 6PM MST and 5PM PST.


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Mohammed Atta and Prince Nayif: the Saudi drugs dealers who helped finance the 911 attack

Released confidential documents point to financing of 911 attacks tied to Bush family drug network

By Wayne Madsen

© 2005 Wayne Madsen All Rights Reserved

In 1999, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) broke open a major conspiracy involving a Saudi prince’s Colombian cocaine smuggling from


to support some “future intention” involving Koranic prophecy. The DEA operations were contained in a “Declassification of a Secret DEA 6 Paris Country Office” memorandum dated June 26, 2000, a date which coincided with the height of Israeli art student and 911 hijacker activity in the

United   States

. In June 1999, 808 kilograms of cocaine were seized in


. At the same time, the DEA was conducting a major investigation of the


drug cartel called Operation Millennium.

Through an intercepted fax, the Bogota Country Office of the DEA learned of the


cocaine seizure and linked the drug smuggling operation to the Saudis. The DEA investigation centered around Saudi Prince Nayif al Saud, whose alias was El


(the Prince). Nayif's full name is Nayif (or Nayef) bin Fawwaz al-Shaalan al-Saud. In pursuit of his international drug deals, Nayif traveled in his own Boeing 727 and used his diplomatic status to avoid customs checks. The DEA report stated Nayif studied at the University of Miami, Florida, owned a bank in


, speaks eight languages, was heavily invested in


’s petroleum industry, regularly visited the

United States

, and traveled with millions of dollars of


currency.  Nayif is also invested in


's petroleum industry.

Nayif was also reported to have met with drug cartel members in




, where the late Saudi King Fahd and the Saudi royal family maintained a huge palatial residence. The report states that when a group of cartel members traveled to


to meet Nayif, “they were picked up in a Rolls Royce automobile belonging to Nayif, and driven to the Riyadh Holiday Inn hotel. The next day they were met by Nayif and his brother [believed to be named Saul [sic] [His twin brother is Prince Saud. Nayif's older brother, Prince Nawaf, is married to King Abdullah's daughter].)… The second day they all traveled to the desert in terrain vehicles [hummers]. During this desert trip they discussed narcotics trafficking. UN [The DEA informant] and Nayif agreed to conduct the 2,000 kilogram cocaine shipment, which would be delivered to


, VZ, by UN’s people, where Nayif would facilitate the cocaine’s transport to




. Nayif explained he would utilize his 727 jet airliner, under Diplomatic cover, to transport the cocaine. The Boeing 727 was operated by Skyways International,a Saudi-owned airline with past connections to the mysterious James Bath, George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard friend and later Arbusto and Harken Energy investment pass-through between the Saudis and Bush. These investors included Salem Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden's late older brother who was killed in a 1988 plane crash in




was the registered agent for Salem Bin Laden.

Nayif told "UN" that he could transport up to 20,000 kilograms of cocaine in his jet airliner, and propositioned "UN" “to conduct 10-20,000 kilogram shipments in the future.” "UN" wondered why Nayif, supposedly a devout Muslim, would be involved with drugs. Nayif’s response in light of what is now known about Saudi funding of terrorism, is worth a close perusal. During the


meeting, Nayif responded to "UN’s" question by stating that “he is a strict advocate of the Muslim Corran [sic].” "UN" stated, “Nayif does not drink, smoke, or violate any of the Corran’s [sic] teachings. "UN" asked Nayif why he [Nayif] wanted to sell cocaine and Nayif stated that the world is already doomed and that he has been authorized by God to sell drugs. Nayif stated that "UN" would later learn of Nayif’s true intentions for trafficking narcotics although Nayif would not comment further.” The Saudi prince’s drug smuggling operation was smashed by the DEA and French police in October 1999.[1][1]

On May 16, 1999, Prince Nayif's Skyways Boeing 727 touched down at



outside of


( this is the same airport that received the Bin Laden family flight from the

United States

following the 911 attacks). Also on board the plane were a number of Saudi princes and princesses. Two tons of cocaine, smuggled on to the aircraft in


, were transported as one large diplomatic pouch by two waiting Saudi vans. The cocaine was transported to Noissy-le-Sec, a


suburb. A French-US law enforcement case against Nayif and his entourage, complete with evidence and confidential informants soon collapsed.

Wayne Madsen has come into possession of a "Confidential Diplomatic" cable from the French embassy in

Saudi Arabia



warning that Saudi Interior Minister Prince Nayef had warned  that   if


pursued the case against the Saudi prince, a lucrative Î7 billion radar defense contract, Project SBGDP (Garde Frontiere), with the French firm Thales would be canceled. The embassy cable sought pressure against the French Interior Ministry to drop its investigation of Nayif. The cable also indicated that Saudi Interior Minister Nayef's irritation at the French investigation was shared by his brothers Abdullah (then-Crown Prince) and Sultan (Defense Minister) as well as the Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman. Saudi informers have revealed that Al Qaeda members routinely traveled through


on their way to


and then to Taliban


. These insiders report that Salman's office arranged for cash payments, hotels, and air fares for the Al Qaeda members.

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The French cable also states that the Saudis reiterated that it was merciless to drug traffickers for which Saudi youth were often the victims. The Saudis also told the French that unlike








, and



Saudi Arabia

was not a base for drug trafficking. The reaction by the Saudi government's key principals to the French drug investigation indicates they had something to hide. Perhaps similar to the Bush family, they had an off-the-books operation to generate hundreds of millions of dollars for their Wahhabi compatriots in




, including the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The French cable draws attention to intelligence rumors that the cocaine transported by Nayif from


originated in


-- the same country where George H. W. Bush and his Iran-contra co-conspirators arranged for cocaine-for-cash-for-weapons transfers involving Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega as a middleman. CIA sources have recently reported that lead hijacker Mohammed Atta was known to


, British, and Saudi intelligence as a heroin courier from Mujaheddin-controlled


as early as 1991. Atta was also identified as a cocaine user. Hence, what the French and


law enforcement investigators discovered in 1999 may have been a major financial source for Al Qaeda's terrorist attacks. Recent revelations that a Top Secret U.S. Special Operations Command/Defense Intelligence Agency unit code named Able Danger was shadowing Al Qaeda operatives in 1999, the same year that Nayif and his courier activities were discovered, indicates high level collusion inside the United States Defense and Justice Departments with elements that did not want to embarrass the Saudis. As with the DEA investigation of Nayif, Able Danger was shut down on orders by Pentagon lawyers.

It is quite possible that the massive amounts of Able Danger data reported to have been destroyed on the Atta team may have included gigabytes of financial data on Prince Nayif's drug money laundering activities. Wayne Madsen has obtained a European intelligence agency flow chart titled "Operation Palme," illustrating the connections of Nayif's brother Nawwaf's financial operations to a myriad of other entities, a large number of them based in Geneva, a city where Wayne Madsen has previously reported the presence of a number of Bush-connected entities tied to the 911 attacks, including a money transfer to at least one of the hijackers.

According to the Operation Palme chart, Nawwaf bin Fawwaz al-Shaalan is Vice President of Kanz Bank located at 65 rue du Rhone in


. This bank is linked to Bammer Financial Trade Organization at 7 rue Versonnex in Geneva, Virgin Corporation LLC in Vessy (Geneva Canton), Maison Virgin Corporation also in Vessy, Degroof Luxembourg SA of Genf, Geneva Canton, and Capital Trust SA, 640 Avenida Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain.

The most interesting document passed to Wayne Madsen Report is a business card that shows a clear link between Skyways International, the firm tied to the Bush family and the Saudis, and the National Commercial Bank of Saudi Arabia. The business card for a flight engineer named Keith Monroe indicates that Skyways International is a subsidiary of the National Commercial Bank.

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In 1992, according to The Houston Chronicle, George W. Bush's friend James Bath was investigated by the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) and the FBI. Investigators suspected Saudi investors who worked with


of illegally trying to influence


policy during the Reagan and Bush I administrations.


invested Saudi money in Arbusto '70 Ltd., Arbusto '80 Ltd., and Bush Exploration Co. (which later morphed into Harken Energy Corp., which included George W. Bush as its director). After Desert Storm, Harken was granted lucrative off-shore drilling rights by


, a Desert Storm coalition partner. One of the other shareholders of Harken, along with Bush, was Saudi businessman Abdullah Taha Bakhsh. According to the Chronicle,


, who was a sole agent of Salem Bin Laden, was also the sole director of Skyway Aircraft Leasing Corp., one of the affiliates of Skyways International.


established four corporate entities with the name "Skyway" and the firm that incorporated the corporate contrivances in the Cayman Islands for


was the same one that established a Cayman-based money laundering front company for Oliver North in the Iran-contra scandal. In 1977,






on behalf of Salem Bin Laden. Skyway Aircraft Leasing Corporation was, according to the Chronicle, owned by Khalid Bin Mahfouz, a major shareholder in the defunct Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), a major money laundering activity for George H. W. Bush's Iran-contra caper. Bin Mahfouz was also the owner of the National Commercial Bank of

Saudi   Arabia


There has never been any explanation by the Saudis of what Prince Nayif’s ultimate intentions were and what he was planning to do with the cash from the illegal cocaine shipments. In light of the funding for 911 and other terrorist incidents, the DEA report on Operation Millenium takes on greater significance. Did Saudi drug smuggling proceeds help pay for the 911 attack? Why was this possible connection overlooked by the 911 Commission? What did the Able Danger team stumble across while Nayif was smuggling drugs? Was Atta a part of this Saudi drug network? If so, why was Atta, a drug courier, permitted to enter the

United States

on numerous occasions?

It would appear that the Saudis, in connection with people closely associated with George W. Bush (perhaps including Bush himself as well as his father), have been giving a "wink and a nod" to illicit airline smuggling businesses involving drugs and money laundering for a number of years. There are American citizens currently sitting in prisons under mandatory harsh drug-related sentences for doing much less than what the Bush crime family, their Saudi partners, and their network of drug mules and couriers (including Mohammed Atta and Saudi Prince Nayif) have been getting away with for decades. The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) statutes cry out for an accounting by these individuals before a court of law.




September   19,2005-Venice, FL. 
  by Daniel Hopsicker




Mohamed Atta may have been under


military surveillance until just days before the 9.11 attack, long after the Tampa-based Able Danger military intelligence operation currently under scrutiny was disbanded, in early 2001.


On August 6, 2001, the same day Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi returned to Venice after renting a car at Warrick's RentaCar in Pompano Beach, FL, and picking up Siad Al-Jarrah at the airport in Miami, the MadCowMorningNews has learned that a self-described former NAVY SEAL named Joe Gesell applied for and was hired as the night driver (they only need one) at Venice Yellow Cab.

Gesell squired Atta around




in his cab on a number of occasions. What raises suspicions that he may have been working for more than just tips is this: after starting his new job on the day of Atta’s return, Gesell quit a month later, just one day after Atta left town for the last time.

On Friday, Sept. 14, three days after the Sept. 11 attack, cab driver Bob Simpson, the day driver for Venice Yellow Cab at the time, was contacted by the FBI. According to Simpson, the FBI was intent on finding and interviewing Gesell. (watch the video.)


Here until Atta Goes Somewhere else?

“I heard a voice say ‘this is Special Agent Joe Anderson from the FBI calling,’” Simpson recalled. “My heart sort of skipped a beat. Then he said, ‘don’t worry, you haven’t done anything wrong,’ and asked if I’d seen pictures of the terrorists, and if I had, wanted to know if I recognized any.”


“I said yes, I recognized Mohamed Atta,’” Simpson continued. “I told him, ‘I’m the day driver for Yellow Cab in


, and he was in my cab a bunch of times in August, 2001. The night driver had him even more than I did.’”

The Yellow Cab office manager in


confirmed that the FBI expressed a keen interest in cab rides Atta took with Gesell.

If Gessell is shown to have taken part in unacknowledged


military surveillance of Atta continuing until just before the attack, it would not be uncharacteristic...


Tiptoeing Through the




military surveillance of Al Qaeda terrorists like Mohamed Atta has been far more extensive than has been so far revealed. The Able Danger unit, for example, was by no means the first military intelligence investigation into the activities of the



According to one Army C.I.D. officer there at the time, military investigators were being detailed to




, tracking “Al Qaeda heroin flows” from


to the West as far back as 1991

Yet, in a discrepancy of monumental proportions, the 9/11 Commission's final report—which now may not be the final report—concluded that U.S. intelligence agencies were not aware of Atta until the attacks.

Little wonder the Pentagon is pressuring the Senate Judiciary Committee to close to the public Wednesday’s hearings on the Able Danger military intelligence unit, as Congressional sources confirmed over the weekend.

Also last week Pentagon officials told a hastily arranged briefing for reporters that much data generated by the project has already been destroyed in accordance with standard operating procedure for handling material that might contain the names of Americans.

Oddly enough, this is the same excuse used by the secretive National Security Administration—the NSA—in revealing that they had destroyed tapes with 9.11 evidence, including conversations between Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and Mohamed Atta, just weeks after the 9.11 attack.

“Analysts at the super-secret National Security Agency, acting on advice from the organization's lawyers, have been destroying data collected on Americans or US companies since the Sept. 11 attacks - angering other intelligence agencies seeking leads in the antiterrorist probe, according to two people with close intelligence ties,” reported the Boston Globe on Oct 27,2001. (Spy agency destroys data, angering others in probe.)


“In heated discussions with the CIA and congressional staff, NSA lawyers have turned down requests to preserve the intelligence because the agency's regulations prohibit the collection of any information on US citizens. The lawyers said that preserving the information would invite lawsuits from people whose names appear in the surveillance reports.”


The “official story’ about Mohamed Atta’s timeline, activities, and associates while in the


is riddled with lies, misdirection and deliberate deception. Documents being destroyed by the Pentagon probably include at least a terabyte on Atta & company’s activities in





What was he doing... and who was he doing it with?

On at least three occasions during the last six weeks of his life, for example, terrorist ringleader Mohamed Atta left the jazzier precincts of


to travel across the state to the more tranquil pace of life in the retirement community of



The FBI has said nothing about this. The FBI says Atta didn’t live there anymore. The FBI says Atta was already nine months gone. The FBI is lying.

So, just what was Atta doing in


? It's a secret....But the one thing the FBI seems most eager to hide—and it is horrible to have to contemplate that your own government is covering up mass murder—is the identity of who Mohamed Atta was doing it with.

Why? Because this discovery would inexorably lead to the organization, or global network that was so clearly smoothing the way for Atta’s


cadre in


. And then... Then we would know just who in the United States had been doing business, on September 10,2001, with Osama bin Laden’s thugs—on this end, the U.S. end, where this until-now unidentified enemy is still inside the gates.

Here’s a big clue: Mohamed Atta was seen in


with ‘flight school owner’ and international con man Rudi Dekkers, who swore in testimony before Congress that he never saw Atta after he ‘left’ his flight school in December, 2000. 



For example, according to Bob Simpson and other Venice Yellow Cab employees interviewed by the FBI, Atta took numerous cab rides to and from Huffman Aviation as well as several other locations in


during August 2001.

On at least two of these occasions Atta was traveling with Rudi Dekkers, a man who testified under oath before Congress that his relationship with the terrorist ringleader ended almost nine months earlier.

“They knew each other well, really well," stated cabbie Simpson. "They were friends. They were going to a nightclub in


, talking and very sociable with each other. He and Atta were friends, you could tell.”


Simpson said he first took Atta and Dekkers from Huffman Aviation to James' Place, a restaurant in downtown


. On another occasion he picked the two up at the

Pompano Road

residence of former Huffman employee Charlie Voss, and took them to a


nightclub, the Gator Club,  which Atta is known to have frequented. (It was Voss, recall, whose home was made available to Atta and Marwan when they arrived in



The Yellow Cab office manager in


confirmed that the trips were recorded in the firm's cab logs.

“Perjury would be a start”

Yet in sworn testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee in March 2002, Dekkers insisted his relationship with the terrorist ringleader had been distant, and ended the previous December, nine months before the attack.

Dekkers told the hearing about complaints from his staff that Atta and Al-Shehhi had behavioral problems, that they were not following instructions, and that they also had bad attitudes. “On December 24th, 2000, Atta and Al-Shehhi rented a Warrior (N555HA) from Huffman Aviation for a flight,” the Dutch national stated, telling of his last encounter with Atta.


“Atta and Al-Shehhi returned to Huffman Aviation to make final payments on their outstanding bills. Because they were not taking any more flying lessons, they were asked to leave the facility due to their bad attitudes and not being liked by staff and clients alike. Huffman never heard about or from them again until September 11th, 2001.”


Speaking with reporters, he had been more colloquial. “They did not socialize with anyone,” Dekkers said three days after the attack. “They did not go to the bar with us. That Atta guy was an asshole.”

Dekkers is guilty of a lot more than perjury... but its a start.


Is Bob Simpson a credible witness? Could he somehow be mistaken in his identification of Dekkers? Not likely... He knew Rudi Dekkers well, he said, from numerous trips to Huffman Aviation to pick up arriving flight students.

And Simpson is a retired Navy veteran who saw duty off the coast of


, and other Mediterranean hot spots during the 1980’s, and he comes from a law enforcement background: his father was Asst. Chief of Police in

Pleasant Hill



, his brother is a cop, and he has an uncle in the DEA.


Moreover, authorities deported three young Saudi students who had just arrived in


in early September, just before the attack, based primarily on Bob Simpson’s testimony that they were associates of Atta. So they had no trouble believing he was telling the truth....

Were he to be faced in court with conflicting testimony from Rudi Dekkers, we have no doubt who the jury would believe.

Tidbits from the




[1][1] Drug Enforcement Administration, Memorandum, Declassification of Secret DEA 6 for


Country Office, June 26, 2000.

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FEMA and Katrina: REX-84 Revisited

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Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire

September 8,2005

If you believe the corporate media, FEMA is simply a bungling and inept
emergency management agency and its director, Michael Brown, according to the Washington Post
(, is simply an "accidental director" and "the failed head of an Arabian horse sporting group who was plucked from obscurity to become President Bush's point man for the worst natural disaster in U.S. history" and, as the Boston Globe
( notes, "got the job through an old college friend who at the time was heading up FEMA.... Brown -- formerly an estates and family lawyer -- this week has made several shocking public admissions, including interviews where he suggested FEMA was unaware of the misery and desperation of refugees stranded at the New Orleans convention center." In short, the corporate media would have us believe Brown is a clueless lawyer and former horse trader and FEMA an unresponsive federal bureaucratic leviathan wrapped up in red tape. But this does not explain the following:

FEMA refused evacuation help from Amtrak; it turned away experienced firefighters and first responders; it turned back Wal-Mart supply trucks; refused to allow the Red Cross to deliver food; blocked a 500-boat citizen flotilla from delivering aid; turned away generators and other equipment (see this page ( with links to news stories). In other words, FEMA went out of its way to deny aid and allow people to die from dehydration, starvation, and lack of medicine and medical help. In addition to denying aid, and thus killing an as of yet (and possibly forever) unknown number of people, FEMA is attempting to control media access to the worst natural disaster in American history (see Journalist Groups Protest FEMA Ban on Photos of Dead
( Moreover, journalists and photographers have been assaulted by troops and had their notebooks and cameras confiscated (see The Eye of the Hurricane (,1518,373590,00.html) by Matthias Gebauer).

Regardless of all the corporate media hype, FEMA was not created to respond to natural disasters and help American citizens (in fact, it is an unconstitutional construct, created by Executive Order, and draws its "lawful" facade not from the American people, but the fact Executive Order 12148 was published in the Federal Registry). "FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies, the bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic," writes Harry V. Martin ( . "General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA's Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA's role as a 'new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.'" In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, a lot of criticism is focused on FEMA, but this is not the first time the agency has taken heat for "dropping the ball" after natural disasters. Martin writes:

FEMA's deceptive role really did not come to light with much of the public until Hurricane Andrew smashed into the U.S. mainland. As Russell R. Dynes, director of the Disaster Research Center of the University of Delaware, wrote in The World and I, "...The eye of the political storm hovered over the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA became a convenient target for criticism." Because FEMA was accused of dropping the ball in Florida, the media and Congress commenced to study this agency. What came out of the critical look was that FEMA was spending 12 times more for "black operations" than for disaster relief. It spent $1.3 billion building secret bunkers throughout the United States in anticipation of government disruption by foreign or domestic upheaval. Yet fewer than 20 members of Congress, only members with top security clearance, know of the $1.3 billion expenditure by FEMA for non-natural disaster situations. These few Congressional leaders state that FEMA has a "black curtain" around its operations. FEMA has worked on National Security programs since 1979, and its predecessor, the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency, has secretly spent millions of dollars before being merged into FEMA by President Carter in 1979.

One such black op was REX-84 (Alpha Explan, or Readiness Exercise 1984), exposed by the Miami Herald on July 5, 1987, and described as "a secret government within a government." Iran-Contra criminal Oliver North "worked closely with FEMA to redraw national contingency plans dealing with nearly everything from nuclear attack to civil insurrection," explains (FEMA: Blueprint For Tyranny
( "FEMA's action plan included the declaration of martial law, suspension of the Constitution and aggressive moves against dissenters. A trigger
could be 'violent and widespread internal dissent.' This plan and its failure to clearly define a national crisis caused Attorney General Smith to issue an official protest. The Herald reported that on Aug. 2, 1984, Smith emphatically expressed to National Security Advisor Robert 'Bud' McFarlane his alarm over FEMA's 'expansion of the definition of severe emergency to encompass "routine" domestic law enforcement emergencies.'" Under Reagan, Louis O. Giuffrida, "a stealth-obsessed ex-California National Guard officer who preferred to be addressed according to his former rank in that organization," as Jonathan Vankin and John Whalen ( describe him, oversaw
FEMA. During the late sixties and early seventies, Giuffrida served as then California governor Reagan's terrorism advisor and at Reagan's request founded the California Specialized Training Institute, a school for police and military commandos. "Giuffrida and [Edwin] Meese (then Governor Reagan's chief assistant) helped develop a plan to purge California of its militant and peaceful protesters," Vankin and Whalen write. "Operation Cable Splicer, a variation of the Army Garden Plot, a 'domestic counterinsurgency' scheme, spied on suspected radicals and marshaled maximum force to squash riots and legitimate demonstrations alike."

It appears Hurricane Katrina has provided FEMA with an excuse to "dry run" its unconstitutional powers in New Orleans, rounding up "refugees" (now called "evacuees") and "relocating" them in various camps. "Some evacuees are being treated as 'internees' by FEMA," writes former NSC employee Wayne Madsen ( "Reports continue to come into WMR that evacuees from New Orleans and Acadiana [the traditional twenty-two parish Cajun homeland] who have been scattered across the United States are being treated as 'internees' and not dislocated American citizens from a catastrophe. Some FEMA facilities are preventing these internees from leaving on their own. Reports of mandatory registration and the issuing of FEMA ID cards suggest that FEMA, an agency that is rife with right-wing security goons and severely lacking in humanitarian workers, has other motives in treating poor and destitute American citizens as prisoners in their own country." Call it REX-84 revisited.

"The disaster that struck New Orleans and the southern Gulf Coast has given rise to the largest military mobilization in modern history on US soil. Nearly 65,000 US military personnel are now deployed in disaster area, transforming the devastated port city into a war zone," writes Bill Van Auken ( . "While no doubt incompetence and indifference played a major role [in the supposedly bungled aid effort], there is also strong evidence that aid was deliberately withheld by the White House and the Pentagon as part of a strategy for asserting unfettered military control over the city.... the US ruling elite and both major parties have used September 11 as the pretext for implementing far-reaching attacks on democratic rights and breaching legal barriers -- such as Posse Comitatus -- against the use of military force against the American people." Van Auken mentions "that US military's Northern Command had developed a series of 'war plans' for the military 'to take charge' in domestic crises" allegedly in response to "supposed terrorist attacks, including the detonation of a nuclear device in a major American city" and "the catastrophe that struck New Orleans provided ideal conditions for testing the plans out."

Finally, as a corollary of the FEMA-Pentagon operations in New Orleans (as opposed to the soft and squishy and apparently endless corporate media spin about displaced people finding solace in private homes and humanitarian shelters), see Don Nash's Refugees from New Orleans behind barbed wire in Utah
( and I just got back from a FEMA Detainment Camp (, the latter posted by a Christian man who attempted to deliver aid to Louisiana "refugees" (or detainees) in Oklahoma and was turned away by FEMA bureaucrats.


VIDEO: Earwitness tells ABC explosives blew Industrial Canal levee _Total Information Analysis | September 12 2005_
( has obtained video of an ABC News report featuring an earwitness to explosives used to destroy the Industrial Canal in New Orleans.

Here's the video, and here's the transcript:
DAVID MUIR, ABC NEWS: This is the actual levee that runs along the canal on the eastern side of the city. And when the hurricane hit, the water came through at such force, it was apparently too much. You can see the massive
breach here, and when you look around the corner you can see what the water did to the Lower Ninth Ward. It compleetley destoryed neighborhoods. JOE EDWARDS, JR., 9TH WARD RESIDENT: I heard something go BOOM!

MUIR: Joe Edwards rushed to get himself and as many neighbors as possible into his truck. They drove to this bridge, where they've been living ever since

EDWARDS: My house broke in half. My mother's house just disintegrated. It was a brick house. All the houses down there floated down the street like somebody's guiding 'em

MUIR: Was it solely the water that broke the levee, or was it the force of this barge that now sits where homes once did? Joe Edwards says neither. People are so bitter, so disenfranchised in this neighborhood, they actually think the city did it, blowing up the levee to save richer neighborhoods like the French Quarter.

MUIR: So you're convinced . . .

EDWARDS: I know this happened!

MUIR: . . . they broke the levee on purpose?

EDWARDS: They blew it!

MUIR: New Orleans' mayor says there's no credence to this.

NEW ORLEANS MAYOR RAY NAGIN: That storm was so powerful and it pushed so much water, there's no way anyone could have calculated what levee to dynamite to have the kind of impact to save the French Quarter.

MUIR: An LSU expert who looked at the video today says, while the barge may have caused it, it was most likely the sheer force of the water that brought the levee along the Lower Ninth Ward down.

(NOTE: It is not clear at all that blowing the Industrial Canal could have
"saved" the Quarter, or that the Quarter was in danger at all.)






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Locals believe New Orleans Levees were Intentionally blown
by Steve Watson Friday, Sep. 09, 2005 at 5:45 PM

Could the levees in New Orleans have been INTENTIONALLY blown out in order to save sections of the city deemed to be more important? The locals certainly seem to think so, yet, as usual, the mainstream media is barely picking up on this wave of opinion, so it is left to us once again to bring the issue into the open.

Many locals have come forward to suggest that the levees were breached on purpose by the authorities. Resident Andrea Garland, now re-located to Texas, wrote in her blog:

"Also heard that part of the reason our house flooded is they dynamited part of the levee after the first section broke - they did this to prevent Uptown (the rich part of town) from being flooded. Apparently they used too much dynamite, thus flooding part of the Bywater. So now I know who is responsible for flooding my house - not Katrina, but our government."

There were reports of many explosions heard in New Orleans, officials say they were transformers blowing up. Total Information Analysis has reported a claim by intelligence expert Tom Heneghen that 25 earwitnesses cited explosions immediately before the levee breach.

Similar reports are now appearing in many web blogs: 

"He also mentioned that right before the mass flood there was a loud sound like an explosion." - News from St. Bernard 

"I'll tell you the worst thing I've heard and I heard it from my mother. She said she heard several blasts - big booms - right before the levees broke. Several blasts and then all the water came pouring in."

Read the story:


_webfairy_ (  writes:

-------- Original Message --------
Date:     Tue, 13 Sep 2005 22:50:20  -0400
From:     FONEBONE

Wonder what other Bush pals made money off of 9/11 ?
And  for doing WHAT ?
This was just posted on frame-up groups   -Fonebone

Kenyon bills itself as the world's leading  disaster
management company. It provided morgue support
services  following the 9/11 plane crash in
Pennsylvania and the Asian tsunami. 


In  other words, FEMA and then Blanco outsourced the
body count from Hurricane  Katrina -- which many
believe the worst natural disaster in U.S. history  --
to a firm whose parent company is known for its
"experience" at  hiding and dumping bodies.


FEMA, La. outsource  Katrina body count to firm
implicated in body-dumping scandals
Miriam  Raftery

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has hired
Kenyon  International to set up a mobile morgue for
handling bodies in Baton Rouge,  Louisiana following
Hurricane Katrina, RAW STORY has learned.

Kenyon  is a subsidiary of Service Corporation
International (SCI), a  scandal-ridden Texas-based
company operated by a friend of the Bush  family.
Recently, SCI subsidiaries have been implicated in
illegally  discarding and desecrating corpses.

Louisiana governor Katherine Blanco  subsequently inked
a contract with the firm after talks between FEMA  and
the firm broke down.

In other words, FEMA and then Blanco  outsourced the
body count from Hurricane Katrina -- which many
believe  the worst natural disaster in U.S. history --
to a firm whose parent  company is known for its
"experience" at hiding and dumping  bodies.

The Menorah Gardens cemetery chain, owned by SCI,
desecrated  vaults, removed hundreds of bodies from two
cemeteries in Florida and  dumped the gruesome remains
in woods frequented by wild hogs,  investigators
discovered in 2001. In one case, a backhoe was used  to
crack open a vault, remove corpses and make room for
more dead  bodies.

SCI paid $100 million to settle a lawsuit filed by
outraged  family members of the deceased.

A secretary at the lawfirm that sued  SCI over the
Florida cemetery scandals gasped when informed that
FEMA  had outsourced handling of Katrina victims'
bodies to an SCI  subsidiary.

"Oh, good lord!" she said.

Peter Hartmann, general  manager of the Menorah Gardens
Cemetery chain, was later found dead in his  car from
carbon monoxide poisoning outside his parents' home in
an  apparent suicide.

RAW STORY calls to FEMA were not  returned.

Waltrip, chairman of SCI, is a longtime friend of
Bush's  father, former President George Herbert Walker
Bush. The firm's political  action committee donated
$45,000 to George W. Bush's 1994  gubernatorial

The company also contributed more than  $100,000 for
construction of the George H.W. Bush  presidential

"It is appalling that the Bush administration  -- which
has already badly bungled its response to hurricane
Katrina --  would hire a company with a record of gross
mismanagement of mortuary  services," said Melanie
Sloan, executive director of Citizens  for
Responsibility and Ethics, a Washington D.C.-based
watchdog group.  "I can only imagine that this decision
was made because of President Bush's  long-time
friendship with the head of SCI, Robert Waltrip."

SCI also  owned fifteen funeral homes named as
defendants in a lawsuit filed on  behalf of family
members alleging "macabre mishandling, abuse  and
desecration of bodies" by Tri-State Crematory in
Georgia. The  lawsuit accused SCI-owned funeral homes
of sending bodies to the  unlicensed, unregulated
crematorium, where never-incinerated corpses  were
found piled outdoors and stuffed in sheds in 2000.

Some vaults  designed to hold one body each had 67 sets
of human remains stuffed inside,  investigators
discovered. SCI was among the companies ordered to  pay
settlement fees to family members, a legal source has
confirmed to  RAW STORY.

Kenyon bills itself as the world's leading  disaster
management company. It provided morgue support
services  following the 9/11 plane crash in
Pennsylvania and the Asian  tsunami.

As North America's largest funeral and cemetery
company,  SCI operates 1,500 mortuaries and cemeteries

The  company's website claims the firm is dedicated to
"compassionately  supporting families at difficult
times, celebrating the significance of  lives that have
been lived, and preserving memories that  transcend
generations, with dignity and honor."

SCI was also  involved in an earlier scandal in Texas.
Eliza May, former Texas Funeral  Service Commission
Director, filed a lawsuit accusing George W.  Bush,
then Governor, of obstructing an investigation into
SCI license  violations. May was fired following a
dispute with Waltrip.

Waltrip  and an SCI lobbyist met with Governor Bush's
chief of staff, Joe Allbaugh  (Allbaugh was later
appointed head of FEMA after Bush became  President,
but left to become a lobbyist representing
Halliburton, among  other corporate clients).

According to Newsweek, Bush stopped by and  said to
Waltrip, "Hey, Bobby, are those people still messing
with  you?"

May, a Democrat, sought to force Bush to testify in
the case,  but in August 1999, a Texas judge tossed out
a subpoena issued by May's  lawyers for Bush to give a
deposition. Bush, who was not a defendant,  called
May's claims "frivolous" and denied knowing the
circumstances of  her ouster.

In 1999, when Bush was gearing up to run for  the
presidency, Texas Governor Rick Perry approved a
settlement for May.  SCI paid $55,000; the state of
Texas shelled out the balance without  admitting
wrongdoing in May's termination.

Jennifer Crider,  spokeswoman for House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), expressed  concern over FEMA's
choice of an SCI subsidiary and questioned whether  the
selection was made through a no-bid process.

"The tragedy in the  Gulf States must not be compounded
by disrespecting those who have died,"  Crider told RAW
STORY. "It's critical that government contracts  be
subjected to scrutiny to ensure that there has been no
fraud or abuse  of taxpayer money or interest."

Democrats have called for formation of  an anti-fraud
commission to investigate no-bid contracts awarded  in
relation to Hurricane Katrina, she added.

Why FEMA chose to  outsource mortuary services to a
paid contractor is also mystery to Dan  Buckner,
co-owner of the Gowen-Smith Chapel in the Gulf area.
Buckner  had planned to serve with the Disaster
Mortuary Operational Responses Team,  which reportedly
told Buckner's partner, Gary Hicks of Paducah, KY,  to
expect up to 40,000 deaths from Katrina in Louisiana
and  Mississippi.

Upon learning of Kenyon's contract, Buckner  expressed
puzzlement. He told the Shelbyville Times-Gazette,
"Volunteers  would have gone at no charge."

Clarification: After FEMA began working  with Kenyon,
they were subsequently contracted by Louisiana
Governor  Blanco. It was Louisiana that signed a  formal


One of the central mysteries emerging in the Hurricane Katrina disaster is why
concrete floodwalls in three canals breached during the storm, causing much of
the catastrophic flooding, while earthen hurricane levees surrounding the city
remained intact.

Mystery surrounds floodwall breaches

Times Picayune | September 14 2005

Related: VIDEO: Earwitness tells ABC explosives blew Industrial Canal levee

Related: Locals, Officials Suggest Levees were Intentionally Blown

One of the central mysteries emerging in the Hurricane Katrina disaster is why
concrete floodwalls in three canals breached during the storm, causing much of
the catastrophic flooding, while earthen hurricane levees surrounding the city
remained intact.

It probably will take months to investigate and make a conclusive determination
about what happened, according to the Army Corps of Engineers. But two
Louisiana State University scientists who have examined the breaches suggest
that a structural flaw in the floodwalls might be to blame.

"Why did we have no hurricane levee failures but five separate places with
floodwall failures?" asked Joseph Suhayda, a retired LSU coastal engineer who
examined the breaches last week. "That suggests there may be something about
floodwalls that makes them more susceptible to failure. Did (the storm) exceed
design conditions? What were the conditions? What about the construction?"

Ivor Van Heerden, who uses computer models to study storm-surge dynamics for
the LSU Hurricane Center, has said that fragmentary initial data indicate that
Katrina's storm-surge heights in Lake Pontchartrain would not have been high
enough to top the canal walls and that a "catastrophic structural failure"
occurred in the floodwalls.

Corps project manager Al Naomi said that the Corps' working theory is that the
floodwalls were well-constructed, but once topped they gave way after water
scoured their interior sides, wearing away their earth-packed bases. But he
said some other problem could have caused the breaches.

"They could have been overtopped. There could have been some structural
failure. They could have been impacted by some type of debris," Naomi said. "I
don't think it's right to make some type of judgment now. It's like presuming
the reason for a plane crash without recovering the black box."

Officials long had warned about the danger of levees being topped by high water
from a storm surge. Absent topping, floodwalls are supposed to remain intact.

The floodwalls lining New Orleans canals consist of concrete sections attached
to steel sheet pile drilled deep into the earth, fortified by a concrete and
earthen base. The sections are joined with a flexible, waterproof substance.

Floodwalls were breached in the 17th Street Canal, at two places in the London
Avenue Canal, and at two places in the Industrial Canal, Suhayda said. Naomi
said last week that one of the Industrial Canal breaches likely was caused by a
loose barge that broke through it.

Suhayda said that his inspection of the debris from the 17th Street Canal
breach suggests the wall simply gave way. "It looks to have been laterally
pushed, not scoured in back with dirt being removed in pieces," he said. "You
can see levee material, some distance pushed inside the floodwall area, like a
bulldozer pushed it."

He suggested that because the walls failed in a few spots, the flaw may not be
in the design but in the construction or materials.

"Those sections in the rest of the wall should have been subjected to the same
forces as that section that failed," he said. "Why did one side fail, not the
other side?"

Drainage canals typically are lined with floodwalls instead of the wider
earthen levees that protect the lakefront because of a lack of space, engineers

"It's a right-of-way issue," Naomi said. "Usually, there are homes right up
against the canal. You have to relocate five miles of homes (to build a levee),
or you can build a floodwall."

Constructing a more expensive earthen levee also would require building farther
out into the canal itself, reducing the size of the canal - and the volume of
water it could handle.

Naomi said that an earthen levee also could have been breached if the surge had
pushed water over the top. "A levee failure might be more gradual than with a
floodwall," he said. "It means you may have flooded a little slower."

The central question for engineers investigating the breaches will be whether
the floodwalls were topped - and that's still unclear.

The levee system, floodwalls included, is designed to protect against an
average storm surge of 11.5 feet above sea level. The Corps adds several more
feet of "freeboard" to account for waves and other dynamics.

Naomi said the Industrial Canal floodwalls were topped by water coming in from
the east. But scientists don't yet know exactly whether Katrina's Lake
Pontchartrain surge was high enough to go over the wall in the two other

Many storm surge gauges stopped functioning during the storm, LSU climatologist
Barry Keim, though initial data point to a mi-lake height of eight or nine
feet. Heights typically are higher at the Lakefront area because wind pushes
water higher against the levees.

Suhayda said the debris line on the lakefront levee adjacent to the canal was
"several feet" below the top. The levees are 17 or 18 feet high in that area.
The canal levees, however, average only 14 feet. Storm surges have waves and
other dynamics that push water still higher than the average height.

"There are big implications for as little as a one-foot change in elevation" of
the storm surge, Suhayda said.

If the water did not top the levees, the breaches could prove more mysterious.
Typically, the pounding of wave action would be the most likely way to cause a
breach, scientists say. But there isn't much wave action in canals.

"Waves constantly breaking on the structure start to erode it and make it
become unstable," said LSU coastal geologist Greg Stone, who studies storm-
surge dynamics. "But I don't think that was a major factor in the canals. You
just don't have the (open area) to allow wave growth to occur."

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