Downing of TWA Flight 800
There were two major events that were enablers to the downing of TWA Flight 800, and these have not been known to the American public. This is one of the pages that address these enabling events. First, the highlights, from a professional in aviation matters and an insider in the intelligence community, with recognized competency and credibility, for many decades:
Rejection of surface-to-air missiles offered to the CIA-FBI by a group in Afghanistan, which were then made available to terrorist groups—prior to the downing of TWA Flight 800.
Deep-sixing of advance information by senior Department of Justice personnel on several planned terrorist attacks, to prevent exposure of FBI personnel involvement in murders in the New York City offices—similar to the FBI-DOJ involvement in murders with James "Whitey" Bulger in the Boston offices.
History of NTSB political Board members covering up for enabling causes of aviation disasters for political purposes.
Details in History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, and Terrorism and Deadliest Enabling Scandals of 21st Century.
A Trans World Airlines Boeing 747, flight 800, exploded in the air shortly after taking off from New York's JFK Airport on July 17, 1996. The political NTSB board reported that the explosion was caused by a spark in the center fuel tank. Considerable information from people with no political agenda or cover-up motive reported a missile streaking toward TWA Flight 800, and an initial military-type explosion followed by different fuel explosions. The details of this flight and the usual cover-up are found in the book, History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11, written by former FAA airline safety expert Rodney Stich.
The report by the political NTSB board members omitted several key factors:
The Surface-to-Air Missile Aspects
A year prior to the surface-to-air missile downing of TWA Flight 800, negotiations were occurring at Long Beach, California for the transfer of 100 surface-to-air missiles to the United States, The people involved was a representative of Afghan warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum, FBI and CIA personnel, and Ronald Rewald, the former head of a secret and major CIA operation based in Honolulu.
The purpose of the meeting, as arranged by Rewald, was for Dostum to give to the United States the missiles that were being sought by Middle East terrorists, including the al Qaeda group. Dostum wanted in exchange for the missiles the release from prison at Long Beach a member of the Dostum group that was in prison on a drug-smuggling charge.
Despite the gravity of the consequences if terrorists obtained the missile that were being offered, the FBI-DOJ personnel turned down the offer. That opened the way for terrorists to obtain the missiles.
The CIA-FBI personnel involved in the negotiations turned down the missiles, which were then being offered for sale to terrorists in the Middle East. Rewald, the former CIA asset, was disturbed about this, and provided details of the negotiations to former federal agent Rodney Stich. Stich then sent letters to several members of Congress, informing them of the imminent transfer of surface-to-air missiles to terrorists and offering to provide information so as to try to block that transfer. One of the members of Congress receiving the October 20, 1995, letters was Senator Arlen Specter. (MS Word) (Adobe PDF) None responded. It is believed that the missiles were then sold to unknown terrorists.
That scenario was one of several reasons why powerful and controlling forces in government had to shift the blame to the improbable spark in the fuel tank theory.
The Second Set of Enabling Events
About a month before the downing of TWA Flight 800, events were taking place at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in New York City, where people are held prior to federal trials. One of the inmates was Ramzi Yousef, the al Qaeda mastermind being the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the planned simultaneous bombings of 11 U.S. airliners departing Far East locations (known as the Bojinka plot), the mastermind behind smuggling of explosives onto airliners, and responsible for one in-flight bombing of a flight in the Middle East.
Obtaining the confidence of Yousef was former Mafia member Gregory Scarpa, Jr. Scarpa was also in the MCC waiting trial and by convincing Yousef that his Mafia group in New York City was also interested in harming the United States, Yousef provided over a nine-month period such information as:
How to wire bombs for downing airliners, and
where in the aircraft to place the bombs.
How to smuggle explosives onto airliners
without being detected.
Al Qaeda plans for terrorist attacks on major
U.S. targets. These included:
The soon-to-occur downing of an airliner
departing a New York City airport, the intent being to provide the legal
argument for a mistrial in Yousef's criminal trial.
Plans for the bombings of U.S. Embassies in
Plans for the hijackings of U.S. airliners and using them as a missile, flying them into major buildings.
The advance information from the top al Qaeda aviation terrorist source--unprecedented in the entire history of terrorism--was then followed by:
The downing of TWA Flight 800 shortly after
departing from a New York City airport as Yousef was being held for trial.
The bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and
The hijackings of four airliners on September 11, 2001.
Local FBI Agents Recognized the
Of the Unprecedented al Qaeda Information
Local FBI agents receiving the advance information of the planned terrorist attacks were convinced of the value of the information and Scarpa's credibility in providing the information. Recognizing the gravity of the information, and the high value presented by Scarpa, several additional steps were taken to increase the value of the unprecedented mole inside the al Qaeda cell:
A factitious Mafia company was set up in New
York City, and Yousef was told that this was a Mafia company controlled by
Scarpa, and that Scarpa's Mafia members would relay local phone calls from
Yousef to al Qaeda members in New York-New Jersey areas and to the Middle
East. That factitious company was staffed by FBI agents listening to months of
conversations between various al Qaeda members. Simply by listening to the
conversations, it was obvious that Yousef was an al Qaeda member and talking
to other al Qaeda members about current and planned terrorist actions.
FBI agents provided Scarpa with a camera to
take pictures of writings that Yousef passed through Scarpa's cell to another
al Qaeda member on the opposite side to Scarpa's cell: Abdul Hakim Murad. The
pictures included drawings of how to wire a electronic device for explosives
left on airliners.
Money to put in Yousef's commissary account.
These details are in the book, Crimes of the FBI-DOJ, Mafia, and al Qaeda.
FBI-DOJ "Deep-Sixing" Advance
Information of Terrorist Attacks
Never in the history of the United States have the people responsible for protecting the nation against terrorist attacks have had such valuable insider information on terrorist attacks that did subsequently occur. Moral and legal requirements required that this incredibly valuable information be passed along to the government entities that could take action to protect against the expected terrorist attacks. This information was never passed along to these departments, and kept "deep-sixth" within a small high-level group in the Department of Justice. See www.defraudingamerica.com/al_qaeda_index.html.
Reasons for Sacrificing Lives
In Forewarned Terrorist Attacks
In the culture existing in the FBI and other Department of Justice offices, the sacrificing of lives and national security for various self-serving reasons was a long standing practice. Other pages at this site, and in the various books written by former federal agent Rodney Stich, this was no bigger deal than what they had done for years. For instance:
The years of cover-ups and other obstruction of
justice tactics used by employees of the U.S. Department of Justice when
present and former federal agent Rodney Stich repeated sought to report the
corruption in the government's aviation safety offices that was resulting in a
continuing series of catastrophic aviation disasters, and his attempts to
report other areas of criminal activities that he and his coalition had
The standard practice of filing sham criminal
charges against present and former government agents who attempt to expose
high-level corruption in government.
The involvement by FBI agents in a series of
murders with organized crime and Mafia figures.
And much more of the same.
In the case of the al Qaeda mole, high-level Department of Justice employees had another self-serving reason for sacrificing the lives that would be lost by withholding information on the planned terrorist attacks. Gregory Scarpa Jr., the mole inside the al Qaeda cell providing the advance information on the terrorist attacks, was scheduled to testify in upcoming murder trials about the series of murders that his father committed with the help of a key FBI supervisor in the New York City offices. His father, a Mafia capo in the Colombo Mafia Family in New York City, also known as "The Killing Machine," had been paying money to the FBI supervisor, Lindley DeVecchio, for information on people to be killed,.
Key people in the FBI-DOJ offices had a self-serving reasons to discredit Scarpa Jr. He was scheduled to testify in several murder trials about the murders that his father committed with the help of key FBI Supervising Special Agent Lindley DeVecchio. If the information provided by Scarpa Jr. on the planned terrorist attacks had been acted upon, it would have given Scarpa credibility, and that credibility would extend to the testimony given at the murder trials that would have exposed not only that FBI supervisor, but also high FBI-DOJ personnel who for years knew of the murders and aided and abetted them by remaining quiet. These were major felonies under various criminal statutes, and have scuttled the careers of many key people responsible for the culture in the highly-political U.S. Department of Justice.
Included in the key FBI-DOJ personnel involved in the obstruction of justice scheme were:
Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney in the
Southern District of New York, and then promoted to U.S. attorney in Chicago,
and appointed to investigate the Valerie Plame CIA link that protect Vice
President Dick Cheney.
James Kallstrom, the FBI's New York ADIC.
Jamie Gorelick, Deputy attorney General in the
U.S. Department of Justice.
Louis Freeh, Director of the FBI.
Combined FBI-NTSB Cover-Ups
A combination of
long-standing withholding of politically sensitive behind-the-scene misconduct
associated with aviation disasters by the
NTSB, plus pressure by the powerful
forces inside the U.S. Department of Justice, caused the political NTSB board
members to ignore the many people who reported the missile sighting and then
take out of thin air the probability that TWA Flight 800 exploded due to a spark
in the center wing fuel tank.
The NTSB was pressured by FBI agents to ignore the reports by professionals who saw the missile streaking toward TWA Flight 800. Recent statements in June 2013 by former NTSB board members focused attention again on the downing of TWA Flight 800.
Federal lawsuit by former FAA inspector Rodney Stich showing the NTSB cover-up in the PSA airliner that crashed into the city of San Diego.
In the matter of TWA Flight 800, FBI personnel, the political appointees in the NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), and CIA personnel, joined forces in the cover-ups. Witnesses were intimidated or ignored, evidence was tampered with, there was false testimony given to members of Congress. It was a standard cover-up as is standard conduct to protect the system. And cover-ups have consequences.
Additional Reasons for Cover-Ups
Many other people in powerful government positions were enablers to the conditions resulting in the downing of TWA Flight 800.
letters sent to members of
Congress for 30 years prior to the downing of TWA Flight 800, by former
federal agent Rodney Stich and his coalition of other insiders, informing them
of hardcore corruption in the FBI and other government departments.
letters reporting the
relationship between FBI-DOJ cover-ups and successful terrorist attacks.
mole inside a key al Qaeda
cell that provided advance information of the terrorist act, information
covered up by high-level FBI-DOJ personnel.
See also the comparison of blame for several catastrophic terrorist attacks.
See sampling of letters sent by former federal agent Rodney Stich to people in government related to TWA Flight 800.
History of NTSB Political Board
Falsifying Accident Reports by
Omitting Enabling Causes
Former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airline safety expert—one of the most experienced and qualified government aviation safety personnel, repeatedly complained in documents and documented cover-ups by the political NTSB Board members. Details of this practice—which enabled the crash-enabling problems to continue—can be found in his books, the latest version of the original Unfriendly Skies, being History of Aviation Disasters: 1950 to 9/11.
Another example of major falsifications (e.g., lying) related to a major airline disaster was related to the downing of Pan Am Flight 103, which blew apart over Lockerbie. Understanding what was done by DOJ personnel shows the pattern of lying by key leaders in the United States.
Petition to NTSB to Receive Additional Information
Petition to reopen the NTSB investigation and admit additional information:
The number of scandals associated with that petition insures that the petition be denied.
Long History of Corruption-Enabled Catastrophic Events
As a result of the widespread corruption in overt and covert government operations, the systemic cover-ups that treat high-level corruption as the "third-rail," and the retaliation against whistleblowers, great American tragedies have repeatedly occurred, and will continue to occur.
Harm to the American public in non-violent areas.
Harm to the few people in the United States fighting the high-level corruption in a meaningful manner.
Sampling of Early Consequences
TWA Flight 800
U.S. Embassy Bombings
9/11 Easily-Preventable Multiple Hijackings
These few examples of the horrors associated with airline disasters enabled to occur by documented corruption withheld from the American people. The standard culture of cover-ups in the United States enabled the corruption, cover-ups, to mutate into different areas. In the aviation area, although the continuing series of airline disasters eventually came to a halt for other reasons, the culture continued, and enabled to occur a number of easily preventable airline disasters. The inbred culture created the conditions that enabled four groups of terrorists to easily hijack four airliners within a few hours of each other and kill nearly 3,000 people.
One of Over 200 Victims Choosing This Way to
Made Possible by Many Enablers in United States
Consequences of Corruption, Cover-Ups, And
Retaliation Felonies Not Limited to Aviation
There were many other forms of victims from the systemic high-level corruption. These included for instance victims of the:
Department of Justice prosecutorial misconduct, people being falsely charges with crimes in order to improve the prosecutors' career.
The explosion of violent crime related to drug smuggling into the United States, in which CIA assets were major players.
Series of financial frauds appearing every few years, with the latest housing and financial implosions surfacing in 2008.
Seizure of assets from innocent people.
And many other forms.
These offenses are described in the books written by insiders.
Corruption of the Type Described at this site does not occur in a vacuum. High-level corruption in one area is simply one tentacle of a widespread culture of corruption. And the consequences of that corruption−and the endemic cover-ups−have consequences in other areas. The culture of corruption affects the people and the nation in many other ways, That includes the latest series of financial frauds that has occurred in the housing and financial sectors. Also, the effect of the endemic corruption and endemic cover-ups−major parts of the culture in the United States−that enablers successful terrorist attacks upon U.S. interests.
Harm to People Overseas From Culture Of
High-Level Corruption and Lies in the United States
In addition to the decades of harm resulting from the systemic corruption of key people and groups in the U.S. government, affecting aviation safety, financial, human rights, in the United States, there is the harm from outside sources brought about by the actions of U.S. politicians affecting people in other countries—such as the history of invading and killing foreigners—there are the successful "terrorist" attacks made possible by high-level corruption, and then there are the foreigners who are also victims from the same high-level corruption that adversely affects the American, but in a different form.
Remains of a girl—about the age of the 9-year-old Killed in Tucson in January 2011.
In criminal law, people are accomplices, and guilty, if they know of a criminal act and fail to report it to proper authorities and also to take efforts within their capability to halt their continuation. And there are endless numbers of accomplices that are complicit in these crimes and enablers of the consequences.
Suggestion to people outside the United States. Become familiar with the documented systemic corruption in the United States and show the outrage lacking of people in the United States, and:
Help expose the endemic corruption that seem to be acceptable to the American people, and maybe wake them up.
Help to protect yourselves against the decades of ham inflicted upon people of other countries by the actions of U.S. politicians—supported by much of the American public. Examples:
Serial lying by U.S. politicians to use as a pretense to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, killing tens of thousands of innocent people.
U.S. politicians shifting enabling blame from their own corrupt actions that encouraged and enabled four groups of terrorists to simultaneously hijack four airliners, and shift the blame to the people of Iraq and Afghanistan—with the help of a dumbed-down American public that is mostly too lazy to learn the truth.
Petition to NTSB to admit major information on politically-sensitive misconduct that enabling the downing of TWA Flight 800, and additional information the the direct events:
decades of covert and/or corrupt activities by
America's secret government.
All of the books are available at amazon.com, in print and on digital formats, and at many other Internet sites. They bring together the various pieces of the puzzle to better understand the overall picture, and why the same conditions continue year after year. Information on the books by former government agent Rodney Stich
Sampling of early books reviews
Sampling of complimentary letters/faxes to author/activist Rodney Stich.
More information about these books by clicking here.
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