Wayne Madsen ReportDecember 7, 2005 -- More CIA contractor aircraft involved in prisoner flights identified.
According to informed sources in Florida, two Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (C-130) -- N2189M and N8183J -- owned by CIA contractor Tepper Aviation, are involved in prisoner transport in Europe. N2189M was seen at Lajes Field, Azores on March 31, 2005; Prague Ruzyne on May 24, 2004; Tenerife Reina Sofia (Canary Islands) on December 7, 2003; Frankfurt Rhein Main on August 2, 2003 and in December 2001; and Glasgow Prestwick on March 24, 2003. N8183J was spotted in Glasgow Prestwick on November 13, 2004; Frankfurt Rhein Main on January 8 and 19, 2003 and November 20, 2002.
On January 21, 2003, N8183J was en route to Baku, Azerbaijan from Frankfurt when it was intercepted by two Austrian jet fighters over neutral Austrian airspace.
Tepper C-130 N8183J: Tepper's aircraft long used by CIA for covert operations in Angola, Papua New Guinea, Bosnia, Croatia (Split), and Latin America. Past ties between Tepper operations and those of Jack Abramoff
Tepper was registered in Florida in 1989 in Crestview, Florida and its principals reportedly have close ties to Gov. Jeb Bush and other Bush cartel figures. On November 27, 1989, a Tepper L-100-30 Hercules (N9205T) crashed in Jamba, Angola, the jungle headquarters for the right-wing UNITA guerrillas, ferrying arms from Papua New Guinea. At the time of the Tepper crash, UNITA was being backed by Republican operative Jack Abramoff and his International Freedom Foundation. Abramoff organized an expensive anti-communist summit in Jamba that also attracted Nicaraguan contras, Indochinese guerrillas, and Afghan mujaheddin. Some of the mujaheddin later become members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Abramoff also produced a pro-UNITA propaganda movie titled "Red Scorpion." GOP operative and close Karl Rove friend Grover Norquist served as an economic adviser to UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi. Abramoff is currently embroiled in a major GOP money laundering scandal also involving Tom DeLay.
Tepper C-130s were involved in supplying weapons to Bosnian Muslims during the Bosnian war, the funds for the arms gathered from various Muslim nations and deposited in the Bosnian Defense Fund, held by Riggs Bank and run by Richard Perle and Douglas Feith from the Feith & Zell law firm in Washington, DC.
Other CIA and private mercenary contractor planes that overflew Denmark (including Greenland) and are suspected of being CIA transports include:
-- a Raytheon Hawker 800XP (N168BF) registered to Business Focus Sdn. of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (also reportedly owned by Wells Fargo Bank) and seen in Nottingham, UK on September 24, 2005; Edinburgh on August 24, 2005; Zurich on July 9, 2004; London Luton on December 16, 2004; Penang, Malaysia on September 29, 2003; Melbourne, Australia on April 12, 2003; Perth, Western Australia in March 2002; and Singapore Changi on September 16, 2001 and in July 2002.
-- a CASA CN235 CT7 (N187D) registered to Devon Holding and Leasing and seen in Palma de Mallorca on September 30, 2005; Santa Maria, Azores on May 17, 2005; Kabul Khwaja Rawash on January 6, 2005; and Edinburgh on June 20, 2004.
-- a CASA CN235 CT7 (N196D) registered to Devon Holding and Leasing and Steven Express Leasing and seen in Malta Luqa on May 17, 2004.
-- a CASA C212-CC Aviocar (N963BW, ex-N204FN) registered to Blackwater Aviation and seen in Malta Luqa on December 15, 2003; Seville, Spain in December 2003, Cairo on December 16, 2003; and remote airfield in Afghanistan.
-- a CASA C212-CC Aviocar (N960BW) registered to Aviation Worldwide Services of Melbourne, Florida (sister company of Presidential Airways of Melbourne and subsidiary of Blackwater USA, the private military contractor firm that trains mercenaries in North Carolina. Blackwater is part of the Prince Group, headed by Republican Party major contributor Erik Prince of Michigan) and seen in Long Beach Daugherty Field on September 23, 2004 and Helsinki Vantaa on October 3, 2004. On November 27, 2004, this aircraft crashed 80 miles west of Bagram, Afghanistan (the site of a U.S. prison) killing the crew of 3 and 3 passengers.
-- an ATR-42-320 (N212AZ) registered to Kramer Investment Co. of Wilmington, Delaware and seen in Rotterdam on September 1, 2004.
-- a CASA CN235-300 (N219D) seen in Lajes, Azores on May 18, 2005 and October 1, 2004.
-- an ATR 42-320 (N315CR) registered to Jefferson Financial Company, Wilmington, Delaware and seen in Luxembourg Findal on January 27, 2005.
-- a Learjet 35 (N35NK) registered to Aircraft Guaranty Corp Trustee, Houston, Texas and seen in Santa Maria, Azores on February 17, 2005.
-- a Boeing 737 (N368CE) registered to Premier Aircraft Management (also Wells Fargo Bank, Salt Lake City) and seen in Frankfurt Rhein Main on November 12, 2005; October 16, 2005; October 19, 2005; September 18 and 20, 2005; July 14, 22, 27, and 31, 2005; June 8 and 22, 2005; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 17, 2005; Long Beach Daugherty Field on September 23, 2003, and Los Angeles LAX on September 17, 2003.
-- a CASA 212-300 (N393DF) leased from CASA by US Coast Guard and seen in Miami Opa Locka and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. FAA database indicates this registration number is not in its records.
-- a Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules (N4557C) registered to Rapid Air Transport of Beltsville, Maryland and seen in Dubai on January 15, 2005.
-- an ATR 42-320 (N470JF) registered to Jefferson Financial of Wilmington, Delaware and seen in Santa Maria, Azores on February 2, 2005.
-- a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV (N478GS) registered to Braxton Management Services of Great Falls, Montana and seen in Stuttgart on August 9, 2004 and August 5, 2003 and Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque on July 14, 2003.
-- a DeHavilland Canada DHC-8-315B (N505LL) registered to Path Corporation of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and seen in Afghanistan in early 2005; Daytona Beach on November 30, 2005; Amsterdam Schipol on November 16, 2005; Phoenix Chandler on May 18, 2005.
-- a Gulfstream III (N50BH) registered to Crystal Jet Aviation of Albany, New York and seen in Faro, Portugal in May 2003; Borinquen Field, Puerto Rico in January 2004; San Diego on August 24, 2004; and Atlanta Fulton County on January 26, 2005.
-- a Gulfstream II (N5117H) registered to Amerada Hess but recorded as unassigned in FAA database.
-- a Cessna 28 (N1016M) registered to Crowell Aviation of Dedham, Massachusetts.
-- a Cessna TR182 (N1018H) registered to Tepper Aviation of Crestview, Florida.
-- a Fairchild AT-577 (N120JM) registered to the Path Corporation of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
-- a Cessna 441 (N1210Z) registered to Nevada Conquest Aviation of Coral Gables, Florida.
-- a Beech B200C (N157A) registered to Aviation Specialties of Washington, DC.
-- a Casa CN-235-300 (N168D) registered to Devon Holding and Leasing of Lexington, North Carolina.
-- a Beech B300 (N173S) registered to Stevens Express Leasing of Cordova, Tennessee.
-- a Cessna 208B (N212CP) registered to Path Corporation of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
-- a Learjet 35A (N221SG) registered to Path Corporation.
-- a Learjet 25D (N229WJ) registered to World Jet of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware.
-- a Beech B200C (N312ME) registered to Aviation Specialties of Washington, DC.
-- a Learjet 35A (N33NJ) registered to National Jets of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
-- a Douglas DC7BF (N381AA) registered to Turks Air of Miami, Florida.
-- a Raytheon B300C (N4009L) registered to Stevens Express Leasing.
-- a Cessna 208B (N403VP) registered to Worldwide Aviation Service of Helena, Montana.
-- a Beech B200 (N4042J) registered to Stevens Express Leasing.
-- a Learjet 45 (N418MN) registered to Aerometro of Houston, Texas.
-- a Learjet 35A (N42HN) registered to CC Medflight of Wilmington, Delaware.
-- a Raytheon B200C (N4456A) registered to Aviation Specialties.
-- a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV (N475LC) registered to Braxton Management Services of Alexandria, Virginia.
-- a Raytheon B200C (N5139A) registered to Aviation Specialties.
Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot warned today that the Bush administration was "hiding" information about secret prisoners, flights, and prisons. Also comes word that Condoleezza Rice is denying that she told new German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the U.S. made a "mistake" in the kidnapping of German citizen Khaled el-Masri from Macedonia. Because of Rice's lies, hopes for a new era in German-U.S. relations are plummeting with Rice suggesting that it is Merkel, the daughter of a Lutheran pastor, who is twisting the truth. This will now turn many Christian Democratic colleagues of Merkel to the anti-U.S. camp, long dominated by Merkel's Social Democratic coalition partners.