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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: San Bernardino Reply with quote

Am I the only one perplexed about the financial setup of the so called San Bernardino Airport? Is there any reason for Stater Brothers to have a larger distribution facility than say Wal-Mart. Is there any reason why that same facility should contain more storage space than existed previously at Norton when it was a fully functional Air Force base and this would include the Vietnam era when it hosted a number of specialized transport wings?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:05 pm    Post subject: Airport consultant fee nearly doubles... Reply with quote

San Bernardino International Airport has approved paying an addition $18,000 to construction consultant Lawrence R. Karr through the end of the fiscal year. Karr's original $10,000 contract was awarded in June to cover Karr's work related to completing a landfill project at the airport and installing solar energy mechanisms in the airport terminal's parking lot. Both projects were delayed and required unexpected work, officials said, resulting in the cost overrun.
Martin Romeo, the airport's chief financial officer, said at Wednesday's San Bernardino International Airport meeting that the airport may not end up paying all of the $18,000.
"We're probably going to have $8,000 left over," he said, adding that he didn't want to come back to the board that approves airport expenditures for a request for more money.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:38 am    Post subject: From beemoe Reply with quote

Yes you should be the only person perplexed about this setup. Just joking. The 8000 "extra" dollars is some kind of bribe. For what? It may be what was said about not coming back to the board to ask for more money. I think you are going to add a few more zeros to make it notable.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: San Bernardino Airport Project bleeding to continue... Reply with quote

The (IVDA) Inland Valley Development Agency and the San Bernardino Airport Authority are predicting severe losses through 2015. They expect a $25.6 million shortage bringing about serious questions about the management and overall plan for the entire project. Thus far the San Bernardino Airport project has featured little more than smoke and mirrors. Much of what has been accomplished to date has resulted in little more than fanfare for the parties involved. Mike Burrows 'assistant director of the IVDA and SBIAA,' plan to address the shortfall through the issuance of bonds approaching $200 million is indicative of the problem. Thus far the agency has failed to persuade banks to sponsor a letter of credit which would allow them to issue the bonds. The reason given for their inability to secure the letter of credit is "California's ongoing fiscal crisis and the threat to dissolve redevelopment agencies." The fact that there are serious question in regard to project expenditures seems lost upon Burrows and his boss Martin Romero.

The Inland Valley area suffers from the decades long talent drain that has robbed it of its best and brightest minds. All that is left are opportunists and conmen out to make a quick buck. The San Bernardino Airport project illustrates this as well as any. So long as the county continues to crow over 11 minute presentations held in overhyped "Air hangers" the chance of solving the $122 million budget deficit will remain an impossibility. Unless that is, the frequency in which small aircraft disappear into the desert only to re-emerge stranded on city streets. Yet that is another story altogether.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

So the extra capacity is for "overseas shipments" aka "controlled substances" so this is part of your tie in to Harry-O, Freeway and others.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Check the link to the post above. In short yes and more.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It should be noted that the San Bernardino Airport sits on property that until 1988 was Norton Air Force Base. That in and of itself means absolutely nothing but it is interesting to note that between 1965 and 1972 (officially) Norton was the strategic headquarters of Operation Buttercup. So you're probably asking yourself what was Operation Buttercup? Remember our discussion about Paul Helliwell? Well if not or for those who missed it here is some information on him.

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Paul Lionel Edward Helliwell
Born in Brooklyn New York, in 1914, Helliwell attended the University of Florida graduating with an LLB in 1939. He is believed to have begun his intelligence training during a two-year stint in the R.O.T.C. which paved the way for his appointment as a second lieutenant upon graduation. He served in Military Intelligence during World War II as an attaché of the Army’s G-2 intelligence group in the Middle East. He was later transferred to the OSS where he functioned as the intelligence chief in China. Helliwell’s duties placed under his command 350 Army and Navy personnel and thousands of Asian associates.

Upon the dissolution of the OSS at the end of World War II, Helliwell was named chief of the Far East Division of the Strategic Services Unit of the War Department. He left this post in 1946 to head an interim intelligence unit that bridged the gap between the duties of the OSS and the as yet created CIA. He was also named a partner in a small Miami law firm ‘Bouvier, Helliwell & Clark. The firm specialized in real property, insurance, tax, trade regulation and general corporate law. Helliwell seamlessly merged the duties of the law firm with his CIA unit. As the war drew to a close, Helliwell worked closely with General Albert Weidemeyer a man who would later play a pivotal role in American history during the Civil rights era. Helliwell “from his Kumming headquarters located 200 miles from the border of Indo-China, Helliwell established close ties with Ho Chi Min.

Helliwell once detailed “We were brought together by mutual acquaintances… we knew him to be a doctrinaire Communist but were interested in him as a leader of guerrilla forces capable of hurting the Japanese but also of rescuing Americans…behind Japanese lines.” Helliwell denied French claims that the OSS or CIA provided Minh with heavy arms but admitted to “passing over a few pistols.” Ho he says “was a different kind of ally… he would not vow that he would use” the guns he received “…only against the Japanese.” Indo-China was a French colony, and the “inference was obvious,” and so Helliwell claimed to have used this as the reasoning behind his limited arms support.

Among those believed but never confirmed to have been associated with or under the command of Helliwell was legendary underworld figure Myer Lansky. As an intelligence master, Helliwell understood “perhaps as well as anyone,” the importance of layering or insulating ones self from the unseemly activities which paid the cost of covert action. So it is surprising that Lansky can be traced so easily back to Helliwell’s money laundering operation. Lansky’s ties to Resorts International have been well documented through the years and so I will save the time and trouble of rehashing what so many others have done so very well previously.

What I find interesting is how many investigators failed to note that Mary Jane Delrose “a Helliwell law partner,” served as Resort International’s attorney. Helliwell moved considerable amounts of illicit cash through Castle Bank in the Bahamas and Miami National Bank where Lansky deposited large sums of currency and Palm Mall Bank 'a venture featuring Eddie DeBartolo.' Miami National was the source of construction funds for the Outrigger Club, an establishment frequented by Santo Trafficante Jr., and several members of the Gambino drug enterprise.

Operation Buttercup is another example of the types of operations inspired by Helliwell’s network. First detailed in the embezzlement trial of retired Air Force Major General Richard B. Collins of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Charged with a $19,000 theft of funds from a $450,000 Swiss bank account he controlled as head of U.S. War Plans Operations in Europe in the mid-70s, Collins revealed the secret Swiss account was used to reimburse Lockheed Aircraft Corporation the cost of bribes they paid to insure foreign cooperation with a Vietnam-era spy operation. According to Collins, that spy operation was based at Norton Air Force Base from 1965 through 1972.

This operation reportedly included spying in Southeast Asia as well as surveillance flights over China. Lockheed reportedly had a written contract with the Air Force which called for the reimbursement of bribes paid to foreign officials which allowed the landing of C-130 transport planes without question. The testimony ended before Collins had a chance to reveal the source of those funds was linked to the secret cargo those C-130 flights contained. The answer to that question would link the southeast heroin trade and the funding of Reagan’s Contra war. Japan, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Viet Nam, Iran and several other inter-linked countries were involved in this scandal which saw more than $100 million paid out as sales commissions through Saudi agent and Iran Contra arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi.

Again the source of funds secreted in the Swiss accounts was a highly sophisticated dope ring which as early as 1972 had been reported in the press as having secreted “vast amounts of heroin worth several hundred million dollars, sewed inside the bodies and coffins of dead U.S. servicemen killed in Vietnam.” The bodies of those servicemen were prepared at the U.S. military morgues at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon or a secondary facility setup in Da Nang, shipped back to the U.S. through Hawaii onto the mainland receiving point which was Norton AFB, the operational headquarters for Operation Buttercup.

A portion of the ring operating in south east Asia from Bangkok’s Jack’s American Bar, involved many levels of the armed forces including body preparation centers in Vietnam. Each body was packed with 55 pounds of processed heroin wrapped in air-tight plastic bags. The shameful cargo was retrieved once the bodies were received at Norton from the hermetically sealed coffins. Were it not for the December 1972 arrest of Thomas E. Sutherland on charges of using false documents and impersonating military personnel at Andrews Air Force base, these revelations may never have been revealed. In the wake of Sutherland’s arrest Air Force officials shutdown or transferred Operation Buttercup from Norton. At the time of his arrests Sutherland wore an uniform with a medical insignia and was carrying military orders issued from the Fifth Field General Hospital in Bangkok.

Unknown to the American public was a previous report which linked Corsican drug traffickers with Gen. Ouane Rattikone, the former chief of staff of the Royal Laotian Army and a Florida organized crime faction headed by Helliwell agent Myer Lansky. Santo Trafficante Jr., another Helliwell agent was reported to have travelled to Saigon in 1968 where he met with members of Saigon’s Corsican criminal syndicate to arrange for increased importation of Golden Triangle heroin. These shipments were reportedly obtained from sources working for Gen. Dang Van Quang, a key military adviser to President Thieu. This is key as Alfred McCoy pointed out in his controversial expose ‘The Politics of Heroin in South East Asia,” that the traffic in Opium and Heroin in South Vietnam was divided among the political organization of President Nguyen Van Thieu, former Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky and Prime Minister Tran Van Khiem.

Mc Coy charged that Gen. Ky’s sister Nguyen Thi Ly, travelled monthly to Vientiane to arrange shipments to Saigon by way of Cambodia. A Chinese racketeer by the name of Huu Tim Heng used the Vientane Pepsi bottling plant as a cover to import the chemicals needed to convert the raw opium into heroin. Heng obtained his raw opium from Gen. Ouane Rattikone who in addition to his aforementioned political importance was admittedly the operator of the largest opium laboratory in South Vietnam. Gen. Rattikone’s lab produced a very high grade product that was smuggled into the United States and distributed on American streets by dealers like Nicky Barnes and Philadelphia’s Black Muslim Mafia
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As you well know, the Lockheed bribery scandal featured Yakuza boss Yoshio Kodama acting as Lockheed's Japanese sales agent. One of those taken down in the scandal on the Japanese side was Prime Minister Kauei Tanaka after an investigative expose appeared detailing the "enormous sums of...black money running through his political network..." It was reported that $250 million was expended in brides including $15 million to secure the Prime Minister post for Tanaka. It is interesting to note the timing of these reports as the story was released three months after Nixon's resignation. Nonetheless the episode seemed to lend credence to Nixon's ravings about CIA duplicity in the Watergate scandal. However it is more likely that Nixon was simply covering his backside. Undoubtably there is ample evidence of CIA involvement in the Lockheed scandal as Kodama worked for the agency during the Korean war and exhibited all of the skill of those men associated with Helliwell's money specialist group. There was also a considerable amount of political muscle for example when the "Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affair's requested the names of officials and other evidence concerning the...case. Henry Kissinger quickly moved to"...prevent the release of the information," due to concerns about the "political stability of U.S. allies."

These allies undoubtably involved Helliwell's contacts. Old Paul's signature was all over the deal specifically in the case of Deak and Company. Deak had been used by the CIA to move covert funds for years. Founded by Nicholas Deak a Hungarian emigre who worked for the OSS during World War II, Kodama transferred millions through the company which ultimately ended up in banks in Switzerland and Los Angeles. Deak's Hong Kong office handled millions worth of Lockheed money between 1968 and 1976. Tad Szulc suggested the CIA deserved as much credit as anyone associated with Lockheed or Kodama for the scandal. Szulc wrote Deak may have been used by the agency in the "execution of American policies in Japan. Certainly Kodama's ties to the ultra-conservative groups such as the Yakuza bring to mind the activities of Ted Lewin and Bobby Garcia, two men with long established ties to San Bernardino and Senator Swing who was long dead by this time. In fact Garcia was dead as well but none the less the ties that bind remained. Go to the Joe Dip section for more information in the newest post.










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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

Of course I remember Helliwell! Meyer Lansky`s favorite spook. Ahhhhh I think I can see where you`re going with this. These are the same characters from Alan Block`s books. Golden Triangle, Paradise Island, Tom Renyi equals TR. All these dudes fit that profile. Okay so go there on your favorite subject the financing of the Rothschild`s private nation.

All there other laundering ops of this magnitude that aren`t connected to TR? Benny Binion.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll say this, all of these laundering operations share commonalities which denote a common origin. We've yet to adequately discuss things in great enough detail to formulate a conclusion.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

Well I`ve answered my own question. Omar Bongo and the ELF Aquataine thang. Very impressive dude. Colonial subject turns the tables on his masters using his resources......oil and his brains! How familiar are you with the Vestey Brothers. The meatpackers who turned laundering into an art. Made millions and billions in Argentina and Britain and paid no taxes?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 3:38 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

I remember Kodama basically playing AK without all the outward trappings.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

How could I forget Silvio B. himself. I don`t have details but there`s no question a separate operation surrounding him.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 3:37 pm    Post subject: Beemoe Reply with quote

Back at YRL early on a Friday morn.

So you think that plane was smuggling drugs?

I`m beginning to see how this fits in with your thing on SB dope gangs. You feel that they are going to be the fronts for this "next wave of Freeway Ricks and Harry-Os?

I couldn`t see what you were getting at because I never really study street gangs anymore because they are generally minor players in this play.

Do you see anybody with the intelligence in SB "street gang world" to evolve into a real criminal organization?

I finally got time to study what you`re getting at here.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Repost of a Sun Telegram letter on the SBIA project... Reply with quote

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Posted: 08/09/2011 06:44:02 PM PDT

I wonder why Mayor Patrick Morris, president of the San Bernardino International Airport Authority (SBIAA), would support Mr. Scot Spencer, a convicted felon, over the Grand Jury report?
Mr. Spencer should not be getting contracts at the San Bernardino airport. When Mr. Morris was a judge, he swore to uphold the laws in this state. The Grand Jury is an extension of the judicial branch of our government. Why would Mr. Morris not want an independent audit of the airport accounts? Does he have something to hide?

At Mr. Spencer's insistence, the SBIAA board bought used equipment for about $4.1 million. Mr. Morris thinks that taxpayers got a great deal, but some of the equipment needs repair. Most of the equipment is 20 to 36 years old. The average life span for this type of equipment is 25 years. This equipment is going to be used in "maybe" 10 to 15 years from now - when and if we get a commercial airline at SBIA. And that is if the FAA allows that old equipment to be used.

Mr. Spencer has been in charge of the terminal project since 2006. The cost of that project has gone from $34million to over $100 million. According to a June 24 article, Mr. Spencer receives 10 percent of the contract.

I would have thought that Mr. Morris would have accepted the Grand Jury report and done everything to fix the problems found by the panel. Instead he is attacking the Grand Jury report, and spending more hard-earned taxpayer dollars to defend Mr. Spencer.

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Mr. Morris should ask for an audit as soon as possible to see what other taxpayer dollars Mr. Spencer has received and why the terminal project is so over budget. Mr. Morris and Mr. Donald Rogers should order a complete audit and freeze Mr. Spencer's accounts. Then Mr. Morris and Mr. Rogers should resign from the SBIAA.

Mr. Morris has given the San Bernardino airport a black eye. He has spent 150 million taxpayer dollars on a passenger terminal with no major airline. San Bernardino will be able to put the airport terminal right up there with the road and bridge to nowhere that was built years ago.

G. WALBOURNE
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:17 pm    Post subject: beemoe Reply with quote

Oh I went on vakay and you went Roman on me. What gives with the name change? I`ve been checking out your area. I`ve gotten as far as Upland on the PE right of way. I`ve got that thing about PE, Henry Huntington and The Chandlers / Grays. these people pretty much built Southern California they fascinate me. Along with the Spreckles in SD.
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