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Bicycle Diplomacy

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Bush and Rasmussen conduct more than "bicycle diplomacy." Last Friday, George W. Bush and Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen conducted what has been termed "bicycle diplomacy" at the Camp David presidential retreat. They both rode around on mountain bikes. At the same time the two Iraqi war coalition partners were bicycling around Camp David, three inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison hanged themselves. Although Rasmussen has publicly called for Guantanamo's closure, he has allowed his country to be used as a secret base for one of the CIA rendition flights that has transported prisoners to the Cuban base and have also reportedly been used to transport drugs from the Caribbean throughout the world.

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    Bush and Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen: Partners in human rights and narcotics smuggling crimes? FAA and European intelligence evidence shows collusion between White House and Copenhagen.

    According to European sources who were instrumental in assisting the Council of Europe in its investigation of CIA rendition flights and secret prisons in Eastern Europe, the CIA's Learjet 35A, owned by Aircraft Guaranty Corporation, a brass plate located at 515 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 305, Houston, Texas, and flying with tail number N35NK, has used Billund, Denmark as a base of operations. Until June 2004, the plane was owned by Wally Hilliard's Plane 1 Leasing Co. of Naples, Florida. Plane 1 Leasing is owned by Wally Hilliard, the business partner of Rudi Dekkers, whose Venice, Florida-based Huffmann Aviation flight school helped train Mohammed Atta to prepare for the 9-11 attack. N35NK made a flight to Guantanamo in April 2004. ​
    N35NK has also been leased to Nordic Aviation Contractor at St. Petersburg-Clearwater airport in Florida. The home headquarters of Nordic Aviation in Billund, Denmark. In 2005, N35NK was re-leased to JetSmart of Connecticut and is now on sale for $2,395,000.

    N35NK is not the only CIA rendition plane that intersects with drug flights, according to European intelligence sources. Many of the Learjets associated with CIA renditions came from the World Jet, Inc. fleet of the notorious Whittington brothers of Fort Lauderdale, who were later indicted for their 1980s narcotics smuggling. One of their clients was notorious CIA drug smuggler Barry Seal who was later assassinated to keep him silent. Four Learjets have been identified by European sources and FAA data as CIA rendition planes: N252WJ, N500ND, N200LJ, and N229WJ. Some of them, and Turks Air's N381AA, have made stops in Guantanamo. The current and former World Jet planes that have stopped in Guantanamo are: N229WJ, N500ND, and N252WJ.

    The following is a list of the planes and their parent companies/agencies that have stopped at Guantanamo: