Less than two weeks
before the company declared bankruptcy
which owned the DC9 recently busted
in Mexico with 5.5 tons of
cocaine onboard, Florida
Governor Jeb Bush’s Department of
a press release touting
the firm’s bright future in Homeland
Security and announcing it had been
selected to be the state’s primary
provider of airport security applications.
This is not the first
time Jeb Bush has been involved
endorsing a drug trafficking aviation
Nor is it the first time
SkyWay Aircraft has been
the recipient of unexplained government
The Federal Aviation
Administration, for example, has
been doing SkyWay a major
Two months and eleven
days after the firm’s American-registered
DC9 was caught carrying 5.5 tons
of cocaine in Campeche, Mexico destined
for distribution in the U.S., the
FAA is still stonewalling requests
for the release of what are—by statue—
public records of
the registration and ownership of
In a twisted perversion of the U.S.
Government’s so-called War on Drugs,
the FAA is “Just Saying No”
to the American people, who are
not allowed to know if an American
Drug Lord may have been responsible
for the last doomed flight of “Cocaine
We're not cleared for that information.
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first became interested in the story
of the orphan 5.5 tons of coke after
learning that Cocaine
One's registered owner,
“Royal Sons LLC,”
had once been housed
in a hanger owned by
terror flight school Huffman Aviation
at the Venice Fl Airport.
That's a real unlucky
little airport, we thought to ourselves.
Maybe they should shut it down before
something really bad happens.
the seriousness of FAA malfeasance
is that the DC9 airliner had been
apprehended while painted
to resemble an aircraft from the
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security.
That makes the FAA’s refusal
to release the plane’s records a
matter of urgent national
Today the MadCowMorningNews is issuing
an urgent appeal
to readers and all Americans
who believe in real moral values,
like democracy and government accountability,
to demand the FAA immediately release
the registration records of the
DC9 (N900SA) in question.
Take a moment to help put some pressure
on the FAA. If you’re someone interested
in making our Government answer,
if only occasionally, to the governed,
Help us send the FAA a message.
Security Inc. Scandal
The current unpleasantness combines
a witch’s brew of elements from
the Iran Contra scandal—CIA-led
cocaine trafficking in “support”
of, well, let’s see: Oliver
North, Adnan Khashoggi,
and, oh yes, the Contras—mixed
with the massive corruption and
insider-led looting of the
Savings & Loan Scandal
which eventually cost American taxpayers
over a half trillion dollars.
The burgeoning industry which has
rapidly grown up under the rubric
of “Homeland Security”
is not only running roughshod over
American concepts of equal justice
under law while simultaneously looting
the American Treasury for billions
and billions of dollars, which we
will all ultimately pay for with
crippling inflation, just like the
double-digit inflation at the end
of the Vietnam War…
is also bankrupting—to the tune
of hundreds of millions of dollars—public
companies whose bankruptcies have
heretofore been viewed merely as
and respected aviation executives
“Welcome to TERRORLAND”
stated they had witnessed the FAA
protecting—both before and after
the 9.11 attack—corrupt aviation
companies in Florida which played
host to Mohamed Atta and the other
terrorist hijackers. So the current
FAA stonewall should not be viewed
as an isolated instance, but part
of a pattern of deliberate acts.
became curious about the huge size
of the Mexican haul,5.5 tons, and
where it stood in the Big Busts
of History. And what we found is
either a statistical anomaly or
a brand new unit of measurement
like the English yard, in a system
of weights and measures to which
ordinary mortals are not privy.
There have been sixteen
separate seizures of
precisely 5.5 tons of cocaine
in the past 20 years, we discovered.
You can count them. We did.
Who knows? Maybe 5.5 tons is like
an Eight-Ball to the Gods.
Saudis, Ultra-Zionists...and Jeb
is the FAA keeping the American
people in the dark about the names
of individuals or companies trafficking
tons of cocaine under the
protective cloak of the U.S. Department
of Homeland Security?
Perhaps it is because SkyWay is
owned by an international assortment
of spooks, Saudis (like the long-time
lieutenant of Saudi billionaire
Adnan Khashoggi) and a number of
other “connected” individuals.
And... SkyWay was founded by a Miami
lawyer who is also the U.S. President
of a banned Israeli ultra-nationalist
And...SkyWay has provided material
assistance to Florida Republicans
associated with Jeb Bush,
for example, like current
Florida Senator Mel Martinez,
who barnstormed around Florida during
his run for office in a plane provided—gratis,
natch—by SkyWay Aircraft.
Just who are the guilty? How are
they doing it? How can they be spotted?
Let’s take a look.
"The 28th Parallel is where
the real money is."
we won’t be able to finger with
any certainty those responsible
until the FAA releases the public
records they have so far been concealing,
it is possible to learn by observing
the the pond these fish are swimming
For example, it is remarkable how
those involved in the 5 tons-of-coke
saga share similar characteristics
with players involved with Bagman
People working for seemingly disparate
entities in seemingly disparate
industries seem to somehow be working
out of the same dog-eared playbook,
for example, their faces all seem
to wear the same smirk.
But fraudsters with a difference:
fraudsters with immunity...
which Abramoff himself possessed,
in spades, until the stench wafted
all the way to Heaven, a very long
Abramoff may be going to jail, but
although he was the chief beneficiary,
it doesn't appear at all likely
that he will face trial for the
capital crime of murdering Gus Boulis.
Jack Abramoff is proof that “Being
connected means never having to
say you’re sorry.”
Speaking of smirks...Remember the
in-your-face ridiculous stated purpose
of Bagman Jack's phony
foundation, an “international think
tank” whose stated goal, according
to their literature, was “enhancing
the methods of empowerment in possession
of and within the United States?”
description of the foundation’s
purpose proudly made not the slightest
bit of sense... or attempt to seem
plausible. That kind of arrogance
comes with immunity.
No wonder these guys all wear
a permanent smirk.
Like SkyWay, Glen Kovar’s earlier
"business venture" went
bankrupt as well, drat the luck...
Satellite Access Systems had
something vaguely to do with satellites,
at least according to an interview
with Kovar in The Tampa Business
Review headlined “Satellite
firm scans universe of new markets.”
“Some men follow their dreams,”
it began. “Glenn Kovar chased
the 28th parallel. Which
is primarily why several weeks ago
the 64-year-old president of Satellite
Access Systems moved his company
from Pasadena, Calif., to
St. Petersburg. Fl.”
Electronic lifeblood from Nigerian
Long Island native explained why
his offices sit atop the 16-story
Plaza Towers, near the St. Petersburg
“Of the umpteen imaginary lines
encircling the globe, the northern
hemisphere's 28th happens to be
among the most popular parallels
for high-flying communications
satellites, SAS' electronic
lifeblood,” said Kovar.
"And if you look at a globe,
there aren't that many cities in
the world on the 28th parallel that
are nice to live in. St. Petersburg
know a man who used to design satellites
for Hughes, the world’s leader in
We read him the quote.
“Its utter horseshit,”
he told us bluntly. “The man obviously
doesn’t know the first thing about
Well now. Competency has never been
a requirement for getting ahead
in corrupt cultures, has it?
SkyWay was running out of money,
its executive cadre was busy cashing
out. The heavy lifting involved
nothing more serious than issuing
increasingly rosy press releases.
In late December 2004, SkyWay
announced a new $24
million dollar loan from
Lantax, Ltd, described as “a
Private Investment Group consisting
of four Western European and Northern
representative of Lantax, Dr.
Thabo Stephens, waxed enthusiastic.
"We are confident in the technology
and the business plan presented
by Messieurs Kovar and Hansen. With
anticipated organizational changes
and the proposed funding presented
by us, we believe that SkyWay will
meet its business objectives. We
will stand behind SkyWay Communications,
with additional funding if necessary,
as they enter the security and in-flight
broadband communication sector."
Worried investors must have breathes
a sigh of relief. Nobody goes belly
up right after getting a $24 million
dollar loan, right?
Bush boy is a chip off the ol block
Alas... “Dr. Thabo
Stephens” isn't a Doctor, and he
probably doesn't know how many zeroes
go after 24 when you're lending
out $24 million. He's a Nigerian
fraudster, one of those
people who send emails addressing
you as "Esteemed Sir"
while asking for assistance in the
delicate matter of
getting money out of Nigeria,
or, um, expatriating funds...
grown too large, you see, to store
comfortably anymore, even at the
Don't people go to jail
for fraud anymore?
Apparently not, because less than
a month later the Manager
of Aviation Systems and Support
for Jeb Bush’s Florida Department
of Transportation issued a press
release praising the "esteemed
Sirs" at SkyWay, stating,
is a great accomplishment
for the FDOT's Aviation Test Center.
The FDOT wants to make Florida's
airports safe and secure with the
use of the latest technology available.
We are looking forward to working
weeks after this ringing public
endorsement SkyWay's biggest stockholders
sued the firm's management for fraud.
Bankruptcy was just around the corner.
And while this might look
like a mid-level government bureaucrat's
executive boner having nothing whatever
to do with Governor Bush,
that's sadly not the case...
Florida Governor himself had
provided a celebrity endorsement
to terror flight school owner
Wally Hilliard's operation
well after the company's Lear (N351WB)
had been busted by DEA agents
armed with machine guns, who, during
the same month Atta arrive at his
school, found 43 pounds of heroin
Slim to none. And Slim left town.
are the odds that a harried state
government is going to unknowingly
heap praise and pass out state contracts
to two aviation companies serving
as fronts for drug trafficking?
Hilliard's air charter service
was even being utilized at virtually
no cost––despite the fact that rentals
for Lear jets can run as high as
$1,800 an hour––by Florida Governor
Jeb Bush... at the same time their
planes were flying back and forth
from Venezuela loaded with
Isn't that whack?
A sitting Governor would seem well-advised
to steer clear of heroin trafficking
front companies that also train
Governor Jeb Bush honored Hilliard's
operation––called at various times
Florida Air, Sunrise Airlines
and Discover Air––with a
personal visit, even posing for
photos with the "Discover Air
Here’s a question that needs to
What did Jeb know, and when did
he know about it?
The Genesis of the hidden hand of
The motley assortment of international
players involved in the caper in
capacity or another appear on the
surface to have little in common.
But there are hidden connections
between them, we have learned, some
going back years, which remain unexplained.
We’ll cite just one of a number
described in a previous story, the
“Cocaine One” DC9
had a twin, whose records we have
been able to pry out of the hands
of the FAA. And we retailed the
long list of CIA front companies
which owned the this plane before
SkyWay, including the owner just
before SkyWay, Adnan Khashoggi lieutenant
association is no accident. SkyWay
founder Farkas is a major
investor in one of El-Batrawi’s
other front companies, Genesis
SkyWay Aircraft was a phony company
which lost $40 million of shareholders
money before going bankrupt. But
that was okay: the company’s reason
for being wasn’t to
enhance the well-being of stockholders.
They never even bothered to develop
What really hit the Pentagon?
Maybe Mars & Venus snake oil
SkyWay's purpose was providing an
excuse for twin DC9’s to sit on
a runway in St.
Petersburg, FL, painted to impersonate
official U.S. Government planes.
few of the names we’ll be hearing
more about include:
Saudi billionaire and long-time
CIA asset Adnan Khashoggi,
who first emerged in the 1970s as
a middleman for U.S. defense contractors
looking to do business
with Saudi Arabia, and then later
helped arrange the sale of U.S.
arms to Iran to fund the anti-Sandinista
rebels in Nicaragua. He's currently
wanted by Thailand on suspicion
of embezzling $64 million from a
failed bank in 1996.
...And Khashoggi’s henchman Ramy
El-Batrawi, currently under
indictment with Big K
for looting over $120 million from
a bankrupt company called
GenesisIntermedia, the company that
owns the marketing rights to the
creative output of Mars & Venus
snake oil salesman
In what must be the Mother of All
Coincidences, Gray is also the man
itself the 9.11 Truth movement.
Michael Farkas, a
Miami attorney who founded and was
a major stockholder of
SkyWay Communications Holding Company,
the last registered owner of the
Cocaine One DC9.
Farkas serves double duty as the
American representative of an
ultra-nationalist Zionist party
in Israel; hr is as well
a sales agent for anti-missile technology
developed by Israel Aircraft Industries'
for the Israeli Defense Force.
...And we mustn't forget Al
Ali Al Sabah, Chief
of the National Guard of Kuwait
as well as the oldest member of
the ruling Kuwaiti Royal Family,
one of the dozen
Saudi and Kuwaiti "investors"
in SkyWay brought to the deal by
a native of Baghdad Iraq who is
today a securities trader in Arkansas.
Finally let's take a quick peek
at what the disgraced owners of
SkyWay are doing today.
Sweating out indictments, perhaps?
They're already waist-deep in their
next big score. Check out
SkyWay President Bernie Kovar's
old business card,
Then his--Mon Dieu!--
his new business card,
just below it, from his new
La plus ca change!
There used to be a saying:
"Crime doesn’t pay."
You don't hear it much anymore.