"A reputation for corruption to be proud of."|
Like a 'bandit cab' in the air, Hilliard's Lear jet
was flying without any apparent official sanction. Though the FAA license under
which it operated has been suspended, (that of Air Florida, belonging to
Pakistani Perez Khan) the plane was making regular runs to the Bahamas.
We received a photo taken in Rum Cay attesting to
its presence bolstering one side in a struggle for control of the isolated
island and its coveted runway, which had recently been upgraded for jets.
Located 375 miles to the southeast of Ft.
Lauderdale in the remote southeastern Bahamas, Rum Cay, we soon learned, is the
very definition of 'secluded.'
In fact, that’s its charm.
The island once served as a refuge for pirates,
and had been a center of gun-running during the American Civil War before
growing to true prominence during Prohibition as a port used for boot-legging.
What was going on Rum Cay was that there was a
new runway, which now allowed private jets like Hilliard's Lear to land on the
island. Local newspapers were running regular items with headlines like "COPS
SEIZE $50 MILLION IN DRUGS."
The reputed head of one group vying for control
was a South African named Lesley Greyling, reportedly fronting for Khashoggi.
News accounts about Mr. Greyling relied rather heavily on the "M" word… Mobster.
But not a mobster of the 'dese dem & dose'
Greyling helmed a Palm Beach company, Members
Service Corp., whose chairman was former Republican Governor of Florida Claude
Kirk, and included noted attorney F. Lee Bailey, and Saudi arms dealer Adnan
Greyling was said to be also considering helping
the Saudi arms merchant and Iran-Contra middleman build a casino on the Gaza
Saudis and the Mob and terror flight school owner
Wally Hilliard all bumping chests together in the world's Bermuda Triangle of
narcotics trafficking. It’s a Strange Brew.
None of this has anything to do with 9/11.
(More) Democratic Weak Tea
The troubling and sometimes criminal associations
revealed in recent weeks about the shady pasts of the big election companies
counting America’s vote can be seen to overlap with the cast of characters in
the saga of the 9.11 terrorist hijackers associates while in America.
But what makes the Hilliard revelation
particularly interesting are his associations with figures involved, not in
9.11, but in the current election intrigue.
Hilliard is in business, to cite one example,
with Saudi billionaire arms dealer and international fugitive Adnan
Khashoggi, whose name has now surfaced in connection with at least one, and
possibly two, American election companies mired in controversy.
The story which follows is of vital current
interest only for what it reveals about the milieu in which the 2004 election
But first a word about methodology…
When the Cleveland Plain Dealer reluctantly
concluded “System to Blame for Ballot Debacle” in a recent headline, the
‘system’ they chose to ‘blame’ was one which mis-handled provisional ballots.
Nothing about allegations that one of the major
election companies responsible for Ohio’s ballot debacle, Diebold, was being run
by a handful of convicted felons!
Similarly, when Democratic Party leaders recently
announced the launching of an investigation into the 2004 elections in OHIO,
they referenced faulty machines, ballot shortages, polling place changes,
understaffed polling places, untrained personnel, voter intimidation,
misinformation and other anomalies.
At the MadCowMorningNews, we’ve been all over the
The idea of widespread vote fraud in the U.S.
presidential election became vastly more plausible when one considers how easily
the ‘macro’ mechanisms of vote fraud were put in place before the election.
What would those “macro mechanisms” have been? If
you were going to fix an election, what would you do? From this simple query we
have been able to identify two “macro” mechanisms: First, go right to the
1. Buy up the companies which count the votes.
Its simple. Its clean. Its neat. And it works.
And the second macro mechanism we will be examining works hand-in-velvet glove
with the first…
2. Bribe Anything That Moves.
Bribery is a time-honored technique: a simple but
trusty old standby. Its a universal language… If we found wholesale bribery of
public election officials it would be a big clue that something really was wrong
in the state of Denmark.
Three words: Spooks,Saudis,Florida
If you were to tell a friend that the same
network doing business with the terrorists in Florida before the 9.11 attack
three years ago was helping to count American votes three years later, they’d
look at you like you were crazy.
So we strongly suggest you keep it to yourself.
Still, anyone interested in who attacked us on Sept 11
must feel curious just a little to learn of Hilliard’s association with Khashoggi...
Is this the connection
which led to the federal complaint accusing him (and Rudi Dekkers) of numerous
"unauthorized and unsupervised flights" during 1999?
“They were flying for the Saudis,” said an
aviation executive familiar with the operation. "They were ferrying Saudi
princes all over the U.S."
“You can go to jail for the kind of things
they’re charged with," said the aviation executive. "But all they're getting is
a slap on the wrist. What they were doing is blatantly illegal. Without a
Federal Aviation Administration air carrier operating certificate, the
Government has no idea where those planes went, or even who was on board.
Whoever they were flying for didn’t want anyone to know.”
Of course, any move by the FAA to curb the
suspicious aviation activities of Hilliard and Dekkers must answer the obvious question.
“Why start now?”
So just why is it that that everything about
Khashoggi seems to reek, even if unintentionally, of intrigue?
Even a recent (Nov 20, 2004) trashy British
tabloid story headlined “ERIC CLAPTON: Our stormy affair and the day I saw our
son plunge to his death,” where Clapton’s girlfriend and the mother of the dead
baby was identified, when she met Clapton, as “a 26-year- old model and TV
presenter - and former girlfriend of Adnan Khashoggi.”
According to a recent story in the Dec 10, 2004
London Evening Standard, he still owns a home in glitzy Aspen, where Khashoggi
joined Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones,
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas, Hunter S Thompson, and the Donald, who
has a personal history worth noting there.
“On New Year's Eve 1989, Ivana Trump confronted
Marla Maples at Bonnie's restaurant. In front of Donald, she demanded, 'Are you
the witch who's been screwing my husband?' That night Trump took Marla, not
Ivana, to a house party of a billionaire friend. The Trumps divorced shortly
Adnan moves in some interesting circles…
When a huge ranch in Kenya which used to be owned
by Khashoggi changed hands recently, purchased by a British NGO whose patron is
Queen Elizabeth II of England, an article about the sale noted “When Khashoggi
owned the property, he would fly in his private jet directly to the airstrip,
and the customs officials would drive there from Nairobi to clear him and his
Cloak & Dagger in Green Bay
A world away in Packer Country, the story of
Hilliard’s involvement with Khashoggi remains to be written.
But when Hilliard's home-town Green-Bay Press
Gazette did a front page review of "Welcome to TerrorLand" they had noticed the
same thing we did:
"Terrorists, drug runners, cover-ups, CIA, KGB
and shady characters are the cloak-and-dagger kinds of elements that make for a
riveting spy novel or action thriller. It's hardly the place you'd expect to
find retired Green Bay businessman Wally J. Hilliard."
Was Adnan Khashoggi a principal in a company
which has been counting the votes of American servicemen overseas? Answer:
Both Election.com, and Triad, the election
company cited for causing most of the problems in Ohio, should receive close
scrutiny for evidence of Khashoggi involvement.
While there has been no suggestion of it anywhere
in the media, the name “Triad” was used extensively by Khashoggi at exactly the
same time (the early 80’s) and in exactly the same place (Palm Beach, Florida)
as the “Triad Governmental Systems” involved in Ohio’s current election
Khashoggi owned a number of companies named
Khashoggi owned “Triad International Marketing.”
“Northrop, the Los Angeles-based aircraft and
electronics manufacturer, owes Triad International Marketing, S.A., a
Liechtenstein corporation controlled by Khashoggi, $31 million in commissions on
sales to the Saudi air force,” reported the L.A. Times on August 29, 1987.
Khashoggi owned “Triad America.”
“Creditors claim they are owed more than $100
million by Triad America and its subsidiaries… in Salt Lake City. Leonard
Gumport, the court-appointed examiner, also is recommending that Triad America
seek repayment of the $189.2 million loaned to companies controlled by the
Khashoggis,” reported the Salt Lake Tribune.
From the company’s literature: “TRIAD
Governmental Systems, Inc., is a nationally recognized corporation that is
committed to providing quality, computer based systems for governmental voting
units. Incorporated in 1982, TRIAD GSI was founded to provided quality support
and services for Rapp Systems' Election products, with election experience that
spans a quarter of a century.”
In 1982, Khashoggi owned Triad Farms in Kentucky.
In "The Blue Grass Conspiracy” by Sally Denton,
she revealed that the large drug smuggling operation called “The Company,”
headquarters were near Lexington, Kentucky, at Triad Farms, owned by Khashoggi.
That’s just about the same time (1983) that TRIAD
Governmental Systems was founded…
“Lightning Strike, Computer Glitch... Whatever.”
We also discovered that a strikingly similar
allegation of Triad employee tampering was lodged against the company all the
way back in 1988…
According to Jackie Beville, a former employee of
the Supervisor of Elections in Hillsborough County, Triad workers adjusted the
software to clear up a ballot-counting problem shortly before the election, and
the machinery should then have been recertified following the work.
When questioned, she was told that Triad workers
were just fixing problems caused by a lightning strike.
Beville disputes that the weather had anything to
do with the repair work.
But even it if did, "My question is, why was it a
secret? The party chairmen were not called in. The canvassing board was not
notified. The Division of Elections was not notified.
"Why was I forbidden to mention it? If the party
chairmen and division had been notified, it may not have been a big deal. But it
should have been made public. Everyone has a right to know."
Triad manufactures punch-card voting systems, and
also wrote the computer program that tallied the punch-card votes cast in 41
Ohio counties last November. The company is owned by a man named Tod Rapp, who
has donated money to the Republican Party as well as the election campaign of
George W. Bush.
Given the broad distribution of Triad voting
systems in Ohio, the allegations that have been leveled against this company
strike to the heart of the assumed result of the 2004 election.
And not just Triad…
Election.com should be examined for the invisible
hand of the Saudi financier and CIA “fixer.”
News reports stated Election.com was owned by an
offshore Saudi front company in Bermuda consisting of five unnamed Saudi
billionaires, until scrutiny forced a sale to Accenture, the remnants of the
disgraced and disbanded Arthur Anderson, the accounting firm which made Enron
From a recent Federal lawsuit involving
Khashoggi: “Ultimate Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda investment company owned by Adnan
Khashoggi, the company's largest shareholder.”
Election.com was also involved in the U.S.’s big
democracy push into Eastern Europe…in Estonia, just a stolen vote’s throw away
from the Ukraine.
NOSTALGIC LONGING FOR LAND OF THE BABUSHKAS
Implausibly, Americans have began to have longing
thoughts they never thought they’d have…
“If only we could be as free as the Ukraine!”
For one thing, in the Ukraine soldiers don’t have
to rely, like our overseas military has had to, on election companies like
election.com, an offshore shell company owned by a group of anonymous Saudi
billionaires suspected of including arms merchant and international fugitive
We feel sure that there really shouldn’t be any
dummy front companies counting the vote.
The Ukrainians also voted using a new medium
which is suspiciously unavailable to American voters… a new miracle invention
which allows for accurate counts and recounts done in plain sight for all to
They call it paper.
Those innovative Ukrainians!
Who knew? There’s a lot we can learn from studying the
glorious democratic traditions of the Ukraine…
If our own country ever decides to turn
democratic, maybe they’ll offer to help.
Next week: WALLY HILLIARD, ADNAN KHASHOGGI, and a
cabal OF secretive international financiers: Do they constitute a rogue state
which has taken over America?