SWISSAIR FLIGHT 111: Accident or Sabotage?
Part of Murder Plot Against Al Gore?
By Sherman H. Skolnick
One of the most suppressed subjects of aviation and elsewhere is
"The History of Airplane Sabotage". In 1973, I wrote and sought
to have published a book by that title. It was stopped in the
print cycle and never available in book form. At the time, every
airline wanted to hang me, including United Air Lines, the parent
firm of which had then as its largest stockholder the Rockefeller
Among the topics in the book was a documented study of United Air
Lines FLIGHT 553 (see "Everything Is Under Control" by Robert
Anton Wilson), which pancaked just short of Chicago's Midway
Airport, one month after Nixon was re-elected President, in 1972.
Murdered by way of the sabotaged disaster, or later killed on the
ground by an elite FBI team, were 12 Watergate figures on that
flight, including Dorothy Hunt, wife of the Watergate burglar, E.
On a separate, paid-for first class seat right near her, Mrs.
Hunt had a suitcase with two million dollars in money orders and
cashier's checks, traceable to Tricky Dick [Nixon]. (To aid
blackmailers, the suitcase was stolen from the crash site by
mobsters specializing in airline baggage thefts, and re-sold on
the blackmarket for 5 million dollars, above the face value of
the securities inside the suitcase. Nixon or his cronies had to
buy back the contents for a huge price. The reputed thieves, the
Joseph Sarelli gang, were later silenced by being prosecuted for
an unrelated airline baggage theft of great valuables. Having
already investigated the Sarelli gang, I was the only reporter at
Mrs. Hunt, among other things, was the courier of Nixon White
House "hush money", conveyed to witnesses who knew too much about
Nixon's grab to be an Imperial President. Her husband,
reportedly himself in some way linked to the conspiracy to
assassinate President John F. Kennedy, had reportedly blackmailed
Nixon on his role in or near Dallas in November, 1963, Nixon
being part of a high-level group meeting on a ranch outside
Dallas to arrange and supervise the hit.
The motive for blowing out JFK's brains? The oil monopolists,
the secret political police like FBI and CIA, aided by Chicago
gangsters assisting CIA, perceived JFK as a closet Communist.
(He was not.) Wiping him out was thought to be "patriotic".
Because of threats of harm against us by FBI, to stop our work
uncovering foul play in the Watergate Plane Crash, including that
we had "liberated" the entire government file of 1300 pages of
documents and pictures supporting our contention of sabotage, I
and an associate of mine fled to Canada where we sought political
asylum. The worldwide publicity of our plight, however, enabled
me to safely return to Chicago, my lifelong residence.
Since 1963 I have been the founder and chairman of Citizen's
Committee to Clean Up the Courts, investigating, researching, and
seeking to disclose certain instances of judicial bribery and
political murder. For an example, since the early 1970s we had
been studying what was labeled the Phoenix Project, assassination
of supposedly key persons among civilians in Viet Nam. Headed by
Director of Central Intelligence William Colby, it was a training
apparatus how to snuff out dissidents. Also called Pegasus, they
had groups of killers trained in specific methods of murder. In
the 1980s, officers of the Office of Naval Intelligence, assigned
to CIA, were part of "Operation Clydesdale". Their specialty?
Murder disguised as something else, such as so-called vehicle
"accidents". That is, arranging to push a target in a car into a
culvert, like the murder of Karen Silkwood, a plutonium plant
worker who wanted to publicize dangerous methods, violating
safeguards. She was snuffed out on the way to meeting a New York
Times reporter. (Remember my story, "Reporters and Assassins";
i.e. their interrelation.)
A key operative of "Operation Clydesdale", Gunther K. Russbacher,
was, in effect, being thrown away by his bosses. Although he
said he was a Naval Intelligence Commander, his bosses, by way of
being rid of a deep cover operative like him, had him labeled in
the press as a "con man". He was jailed in Missouri for
basically operating an espionage money laundry, where huge sums
appeared and disappeared.
Some who knew a lot about Russbacher concluded he was being
parked in jail to protect him from the associates of those he and
his teams murdered. His work included wiping out pedophiles,
porno kings, dissidents, and "enemies of the state", perceived as
being too time consuming and cumbersome to prosecute by lawful
methods. Acting as both judge and jury, convincing themselves
their work was "patriotic", they believed some of their targets
had too much money to be easily put in prison. So Russbacher and
others saved the time and money of government prosecutors, taking
it upon themselves to cancel the Constitutional rights of their
targets, and had the targeted vehicles pushed off cliffs, in
front of trains, into trees, or some assassination less ordinary.
Their type of teams consisted of covert operatives, American,
British, and some Israeli contract killers, CIA, Office of Naval
Intelligence, MI-6, Division Five (FBI Counter-Intelligence),
aides to the Mossad (Israeli intelligence), and others.
While he was in prison in Missouri in 1993, a lawyer friend of
ours volunteered to seek to defend Russbacher on the "con man"
charges. Spending about four months, interviewing Russbacher in
jail, the lawyer made some 58 audio tapes, promising Russbacher
not to reveal the same but nevertheless making them available to
our research and investigation group.
That lawyer, Paul Wilcher, took up residence in the District of
Columbia thereafter, and confronted Attorney General Janet Reno
with a lengthy written report of various crimes committed by the
U.S. government against the people of the United States. A month
before the strange death of Clinton White House Deputy Counsel
Vincent W. Foster, Jr., where he was found dead (was that really
"suicide"? ---- or murder?), Wilcher himself had been found dead
in his apartment sitting on the toilet. Law enforcement refused
to investigate. How did Wilcher, six feet tall, not fall off the
pot if that is where he died, before rigor mortis set in? The
local coroner was just too busy to inquire. Russbacher had told
friends of ours, before Wilcher's body was discovered, that
WIlcher would be found dead as later discovered by a team of some
20 CIA, Justice Department, and other officials.
By the summer of 1997, teams of operatives, similar to those like
Russbacher had served with in the past, were preparing to help
the Queen of England resolve the sticky issue of divorced
Princess Diana of Wales planning to re-marry to an Arah, Dodi al
Fayed. Diana's oldest son, heir to the throne, someday would be
King of England. Would Buckingham Palace tolerate an Arab
step-father to the King?
"Operation Clydesdale"-style teams arranged to steal the Mercedes
used by the Ritz Hotel in Paris, a hotel owned by Dodi's father,
Mohammed al Fayed. They re-arranged the electronic mechanisms so
that an external signal could cause the car to suddenly speed up
and have the power steering turn to the left. A perfect
arrangement for shoving the Mercedes at high speed into the steel
pillar of a tunnel in Paris.
Killing Diana and her intended new husband that way would, in a
sophisticated manner understood by profound thinkers, give her
the final respect. She was slaughtered at the Pont de l'Alma
bridge, traditional spot where the kings of Europe fought each
other. According to legend, the winner was actually the one
killed there and he went straight to Heaven and sat next to Jesus
Mentioned in an early story by me about American and British
covert operatives that helped push the Mercedes into the
pillar---using another car and a motorcyclist posing as a
photographer to flash into the face of the Mercedes driver---was
that some of the team was headquartered in Bristol, England and
elsewhere in the United Kingdom. Russbacher called me shortly
after the tunnel incident story, stating he was "retired" in
Bristol, does not do such work anymore, and said if I did not get
off the Diana story, "Color yourself gone, Sherman." He said he
still has connections in the States to attend to me. (I played the
tape of that phone talk on some radio shows I was later on.)
Showing foul play or sabotage in a plane crash sometimes takes
months, even years, or cannot be convincingly enough shown to
stop simple-minded critics who do not know about such happenings
Onboard Swissair 111 reportedly were part of an "Operation
Clydesdale"-type team headed for Geneva, Switzerland, to link up
with a K-Team, of Israeli contract killers, not representing the
State of Israel or even necessarily the Mossad. There is
believed to also have been on-board an opposing team.
Their apparent purpose: to carry out, or the opposing team to
stop, an assassination plan to murder Vice President Al Gore,
Jr., when he visited Moscow.
Among the casualties of the crash reportedly was Prince Bindar
(or a body double). Prince Bindar is/was Saudi Ambassador to the
United States. In most news reports his name was disguised
through spaces omitted. Was this a motive to the crash, since he
opposed Clinton? Bindar's mansion was just across the road from
where the body of White House Aid Vincent W. Foster, Jr., was
discovered. The sister of an important campaign finance
investigation witness was scheduled to get on the plane but
refused to board the flight. Did she know something?
There are twists and turns in the underlying circumstances. At
this early stage we can only speculate as to what happened. Some
Saudis and Kuwaitis, at this late date in world history, still
practice chattel slavery. Reportedly, such slaves were being
used as prostitutes in the basement of Prince Bindar's mansion,
itself adjacent to Fort Marcy Park, where the body of Vince
Foster was found in July 1993. Where, it can be asked, did Mr.
Foster enjoy his last sexual pleasure, shortly before he died?
Whose blonde hairs were all over Foster's corpse? "Independent"
Prosecutors Robert Fiske and Ken Starr both failed to question
Prince Bindar and his associates in their "investigations" of
Foster's death, even though Bindar's mansion is right across the
road from where the body was found.
More twists and turns: Early reports stated that a bomb had
brought down Swissair 111 and that there were 35 survivors. (It
remains to be seen whether the crash was the result of sabotage
or was just an unfortunate accident.) Prince Bindar is linked to
support for George Bush's Persian Gulf War of 1990-91. Supposed
terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden, however, was strongly
opposed to the use of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops in
that region. Did bin Laden order the death of Prince Bindar?
And what secret group uses sophisticated manipulations to steer
intended victims =all= onto the same doomed plane? And why did a
certain tennis star suddenly decide not to take the ill-fated
flight -- was he steered away by the same secret group?
Swissair 111- sabotage or accident? We hope to tell you more
about it. Stay tuned.
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