Mr. el-Masri's torture 737 was transferred by the CIA from PET to another shell company, Keeler & Tate Management, LLC, (which has the same phone number and address as former Reagan First Friend and US Sen. Paul Laxalt) about Dec. 2004, which is about a year after el-Masri was renditioned. It's FAA registration (N-number, or tail number) also was changed, from N313P to N4476S, the current one. The Boeing serial number (or construction number) remained the same, 33010/1037.


Rice to Confront Europe Hypocrites on CIA Planes, Prison Flights


During her trip to Europe this week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will tell allies the U.S. does not transport suspected terrorists around the globe to be tortured, the president's national security adviser,Stephen Hadley, said Sunday. Rice will remind European governments that they and their intelligence services have complicity in CIA prisons, abductions, and flights. I'll go way beyond what Condoleeza Rice will tell the Europeans: I am going to point out some truths here for the first time about the CIA-European joint ventures called CTICs, engineered by the secret No. 3 man at the CIA, Jose Rodriguez.

1. CONDOLEESA RICE WILL POINT OUT: THE FLIGHTS THE EUROPEANS ARE GRIPING ABOUT? *THEY* MADE THE DEALS WITH RODRIGUEZ; NOW THEY ARE BACKSTABBING THE CIA!

2. RICE WILL REMIND EUROPEANS THAT THE CIA HAS DEALS WITH THE LEADERS AND INTELLIGENCE OF MOST EUROPEAN AND MUSLIM COUNTRIES.

3. JOSE RODRIGUEZ, CIA'S DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (SPY DIVSION), IS AN OPEN "SECRET" -- MEDIA CALL HIM JOSE __________.

4. RODRIGUEZ LEARNED THIS PLOY AS CHIEF OF THE CIA's LATIN AMERICA DIVISION -- THIS GOT HIM APPOINTED CIA'S COUNTERTERRORISM CHIEF, THEN CHIEF SPY (DDO).

5. CONTRARY TO WHAT HADLEY SAYS RICE WILL DENY ABOUT CIA FLIGHTS TO TORTURE, RODRIGUEZ PERSONALLY APPROVES EACH RENDITION (OVERSEAS KIDNAPPING) AND "HARSH INTERROGATION."

6. CONDOLEEZA RICE MAY STONEWALL REPORTERS AND OFFICIALS ON THE ISSUE OF CIA FLIGHTS, BUT RODRIGUEZ OVERSEES THE CIA AIRPLANES USED TO TRANSPORT MUSLIMS FOR TORTURE, USING AIRCRAFT-HOLDING COMPANIES FRONTED BY PRIVATE ATTORNEYS -- NAMED HERE AND IN MAJOR MEDIA.

--1-- How many European countries are making big news protesting CIA flights to their soil? Flights they themselves agreed to?  http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-flights26nov26,1,3965828.story?coll=la-headlines-world Hypocrites! Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Iceland -- all are investigating CIA flights. As Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice will point out to them this week, however, 30 countries, perhaps more, have agreements by their intelligence agencies AND representatives of their presidents and prime ministers to set up CIA spy nests called CTICs -- Counterterrorist Intelligence Centers -- ON THE SOIL OF THOSE COUNTRIES. Parliaments and police in some of those countries are investigating CIA flights, but what did they expect? You can bet the intelligence service in those countries knows about the flights. That's what Condi Rice will thell them!

How about renditions, the kidnapping of people by intelligence agencies to fly them (again those CIA flights) to places where they can be tortured to get information for "counterterrorism"? Stephen Hadley denied this even takes place, but it is well documented as we show here. You can bet Italy's SISMI intelligence service knew that Abu Omar was going to be snatched off a street in Milan, by the CIA, before this Imam Rapito (cleric kidnapping) happened in February 2003. Jose Rodriguez has a CTIC in Italy, jointly operated with SISMI. How can the right hand NOT know what the left hand is doing?

Even Syria, that hated enemy of the Bush administration, often mentioned as the next target, is used by the CIA. CIA flights take the really "hopeless" Muslim militants here to get them killed. The regimen is this: to Jordan for more serious torture than what the CIA is willing to do (described below); to Egypt for even more serious torture involving maiming and electrical shock; and to Syria to be "disappeared," just as hundreds of people in Central America were during the CIA's covert war known as the Iran-contra. ("Contra" means against. The CIA armed and trained rebels against countries that wouldn't kow-tow to US foreign policy.)

Some Non-Hypocrites in Europe

There are some non-hypocrites in this matter, some of the Europeans who are sincerely raising the question of CIA landing rights, overflights, and secret prisons. Parliaments are "investigating," supposedly. Secretary of State Rice is sure to tell them to back off. If the parliamentarians really want to know how to conduct a cover investigation, they should contact the US Senator from Dennis Rader's state, who heads the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (and for Coverups), Pat Roberts of Kansas. Earlier this year, Jose Rodriguez appeared before Roberts' committee and told about his sweetheart deals, with foreign leaders and spies, for spy nests (CTICs) in most European and Muslim countries. In his previous assignment as director of the Counterterrorism Center, Rodriguez would have helped plan and negotiate these deals.

The CIA itself has adopted one of Rader's (the Bind-Torture-Kill killer) tortures, as we shall see.

--2-- Don't expect too much from foreign investigations of CIA flights, CIA kidnappings, and CIA jails. AS RICE POINTS OUT, MOST OF THE COUNTRIES INVESTIGATING HAVE RODRIGUEZ DEALS THEMSELVES. These deals for so-called counterterrorism networks among intelligence agencies involve the LEADERSHIP -- presidents, prime ministers, and their administrations -- of 30 or so countries with significant Muslim populations.

If Sen. Roberts covers the Niger forgeries for the Bush administration, you can bet the Italian Parliament will cover the Imam Rapito for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The Canadian Parliament will cover the CIA refueling stops, maybe even renditions on Canadian soil, to protect the Martin government, even though it has been toppled already. And Condi Rice is going to tell them they had better!

Opposition parties and human rights groups will object when the investigations come up empty-handed, but they will not get relief from the executive or legislative branches of their governments. Lawsuits and prosecutions in the judicial systems might be another story, however. The US vs Libby shows this can be powerful. How powerful it is will depend on how independent the judiciary is with respect to the executive branch of each government.

--3-- The US media - NY Times, Washington Post, CBS -- are only showing how CONTROLLED they really are by calling the CIA's latest (appointed Nov. 2004) Deputy Director of Operations just "Jose." Google his predecessor as DDO, Stephen Kappes (Google this: "stephen kappes" cia) and you get about 515 results (varies). Google the DDO before that -- Google: "james pavitt" cia -- and you get 23,000 results. Google this -- "Jose Rodriguez" cia -- and you get three or four results (The Nation, Asian Times, and a couple others).

James Pavitt, by the way, was the DDO during Khaled el-Masri's ordeal. El-Masri is the German citizen who, with the help of the ACLU, is suing the CIA in New York this week

The DDO is under cover? GIve me a break. Rodriguez has been doing the job for about a year. Before he was appointed DDO, while he was the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, Jose Rodriguez made a high-profile trip to Athens to help make secure the 2004 Athens Olympics. His predecessors weren't under cover. What is so special about Jose Rodriguez?

The CONTROLLED MEDIA hides his full name even though the commentary magazine "The Nation" blabbed it all over the country when he was appointed. The name is coming up with increasing frequency in European media. I am reaching only a few thousand people with this -- so the US media really are controlled, not quite the Free Press the First Amendment promised us.

--4-- Jose Rodriguez was an unknown -- still is, supposedly -- when he was appointed as the CIA's Deputy Director of Operations, or head of the clandestine (espionage) service. However, his position puts him just two or three management levels below the Director of the CIA (DCIA).

Rodriguez came from the relatively obscure Latin American division of the Operations Directorate. Besides this, another thing that wouln't *seem* to help his chances for appointment as head of the directorate was a 1997 case in which he tried to help a friend out of a drug scrape in Latin America. Of course, if the CIA was acting as the Cocaine Import Agency as reams of documentation tend to show, this could have been a "professional courtesy," or even backing up an employee.

What did help earn his promotion was what he learned in Latin America about subverting foreign governments to advance American foreign policy. This involves the CIA working with the leaders and intelligence service of a country. There's nothing wrong with international cooperation and the use of intelligence against terrorism -- we all are against terrorism (that's why demagogues pick that noun to war against). However, the CIA should not be in the business of coups and things specifically prohibited by the US Congress or the US Constitution or by the Geneva Conventions..

The CIA cooperation that Hadley and Rice refer to involves equipping. training, and funding a country's military. In targeted countries where the leadership is not amenable to such cooperation, the CIA equips, trains, and funds insurgents, like the contras of Nicaragua, to overthrow the government. Covert warfare by the CIA was perfected by them in the Iran-contra matter -- in defiance of Congress and US law (the Borland Amendment). Jose Rodriguez, who is about 53 and an American from Latin America, may have been there, done that. In the Latin America division, Rodriguez certainly inherited whatever remained of the operations of Olliver North.

After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the CIA established CTIC joint ventures with foreign intelligence agencies in over 30 countries with large Muslim populations. This is a more specific example of the agreements Rice will remind Europeans of. Rodriguez's experience with intelligence collaboration in Latin America, the archetype for such collaboration, presumably came in handy and helped earn him his present job, Deputy Director of Operations.

--5-- As Deputy Director of Operations, Redriguez has to sign off on "extraordinary renditions," or "snatches" -- CIA transports of Muslim militants from their country of residence to another country for interrogation, usually to a country that allows torture.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition According to report on renditions issued by the NYU Law School and the New York City Bar Association, an estimated 150 persons have been renditioned. Many of the renditions are described in the book "Operation California" by Guido Olimpio, which unfortunately has not been translated from Italian.

Not only Secretary of State Rice, but the US Congress, for once, knows what the CIA is up to in Europe. Earlier this year, Jose Rodriguez told a Congressional committee that CTIC joint spy ventures in over 30 countries have resulted in over 3000 arrests of terrorist suspects. About 150 of these were renditions. It is estimated that hundreds are permanently held in a US concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay. A dozen or so of the most high-value suspects apparently are shuttled by CIA flights among secret prisons in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Relatively few terrorists have been tried. This always makes big news. So what happened to those 3000 people? Every one of them needs to be accounted for.

Some Dare Call It Torture

Stephen Hadley and Condoleeza Rice might not call it torture, but here it is, as the CIA does it, so you can judge for yourself. As DDO, Jose Rodriguez also must sign off on what the CIA euphemistically calls "harsh interrogation." It actually is torture. Your average CIA officer could likely suffer about 15 seconds of the harshest of the methods involved.

This is only a simulation, but this describes how the CIA acccomplishes "harsh interrogation."

Assume Muhammad X is a tough guy who knows that Saddam Hussein had WMD and hid them, and he won't talk. So a cable goes out (this is a simulation, of course):

FROM DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY:
SUBJECT X NOT COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATION. REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO BEGIN ENHANCED INTERROGATION.

The reply comes back.

PERMISSION GRANTED TO USE ENHANCED METHOD ONE PER REQUEST OF 03 MAR 2004. ADVISE RESULTS BEFORE FURTHER METHODS.
JAMES PAVITT, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS.

An interrogator confronts X, grabs his collar and shakes. No harm done; these are not babies. But it doesn't work after repeated tries.

Another cable goes out:
FROM DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY:
SUBJECT X NOT COOPERATING AFTER REPEATED USE OF PREVIOUS METHOD. REQUEST ESCALATION.

The reply: PERMISSION GRANTED PURSUANT TO REQUEST OF 25 OCT 2004 TO ESCLATE TO LEVEL 2. ADVISE RESULTS BEFORE FURTHER METHODS.
STEPHEN KAPPES, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

This time the interrogator administors a little slapping around. No harm done, just some open-handed slaps. The prisoner still won't talk.
FROM DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY:
SUBJECT X NOT COOPERATING AFTER REPEATED USE OF PREVIOUS METHOD. REQUEST ESCALATION TO LEVEL 3.

The reply:
RE: REQUEST OF 01 JAN 2005 GRANTED....HAPPY NEW YEAR.
JOSE RODRIGUEZ, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Method 3 is a "belly slap" It's not the kind you might do to yourself when you hear a good joke. It's painful, but it's not damaging like a body blow with the fist, which the American "doctor" consulted had advised could cause internal injuries -- incriminating evidence. But the prisoner still won't talk, so another cable goes out.
FROM: DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY:
PREVIOUS ENHANCED INTERROGATION METHOD NOT WORKING ON SUBJECT X. REQUEST ESCALATION.

REPLY: FROM DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
PERMISSION TO USE ENHANCED METHOD 4 GRANTED.
JOSE RODRIGUEZ DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
The prisoner has his hands bound and is anchored to a bolt in the floor. He is forced to stand for over 40 hours at a time, which of course involves no sleep. (And you thought your job feels like putting in a whole work week on your feet at one shot!) This is torture, or close to it. Think that would get this tough guy to crack? No way, Jose.

FROM DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
PREVIOUS ENHANCED METHOD NOT WORKING ON SUBJECT. REQUEST AUTHORIZATION TO USE METHOD 5.

REPLY: FROM DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
PERMISSION GRANTED FOR USE OF METHOD 5 PER REQUEST OF 14 FEB 2005.
JOSE RODRIIGUEZ
The subject is placed in a 50-degree room. He is naked. He is cold. Periodically the CIA officer throws cold water on him. The American "physician" has approved this technique, although the homeless sometimes die of exposure and one CIA victim reportedly did in Afghanistan. But most survive what any reasonable man, sitting in any courtroom in a civilized country, would call "torture."

FROM DENTENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
DATE: 24 NOV 2005
INTERROGATION SUBJECT NOT RESPONDING TO TECHNIQUE FIVE. REQUEST ESCLATION TO TECHNIQUE SIX.

FROM DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
DATE 25 NOV 2005

PERMISSION GRANTED FOR USE OF METHOD 6, OR WHATEVER.

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

WATERBOARDING! Here's the one to ask Condoleeza Rice about. This is not an extreme sport and it is not a ride Sea World is apt to buy. Imagine you are the patient of the American "doctor" who prescribed this. You are tied to a board like lifeguards use to carry drowning victims, but you aren't one, yet. The interrogators elevate your feet slightly, but the hydraulic principle is not to get blood rushing to your head to keep you from passing out. Wouldn't want that. They wrap your head in Glad Wrap. These people are not Dennis Rader, the BTK killer of Wichita -- they allow enough air to get in so you won't suffocate right away. But they keep pouring water into your headgear until you are sure you will drown. The CIA doesn't consider waterboarding torture? The average agent probably could take about 15 seconds of it.

Success. The interrogator has gotten the answer he is looking for and the US administration has more "intelligence" in support of the war on terror. Of course, later it turns out the suspect just said it just to get out of more torture.

FROM: DETENTION CAMP CHIEF TO DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
DATE: 26 NOV 2005
SUCCESS WITH INTERROGATION METHOD 6 ON SUBJECT X. THE TIP FROM SCREWBALL IS CONFIRMED.

FROM: DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LANGLEY
DATE: 26 NOV 2005
CONFIRMING RECEIPT OF CABLE. HASTA LA VISTA.
JOSE RODRIGUEZ, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS


-- 6 -- As Deputy Director of Operations of the CIA, Rodribuez oversees the CIA flights and airplanes -- the ones Rice and Hadley say don't exixt -- using aircraft-holding companies, shell companies represented by private attorneys in the US. Most of these are already well known from newspaper reports, even if not to Rice and Hadley. Here are the known shell companies.

AVIATION SPECIALTIES INC.
PO BOX 9891
FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS STATION POST OFFICE
4005 WISCONSIN AVE, NW
WASHINGTON, DC 20016 US
(District of Columbia County)
Most Co. planes registered to above.
Additional Address:
10601 BALTIMORE AVE
SUITE 300 (3RD FLOOR)
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705
(Prince George's County)
Raytheon (Beech) B200C, S/N BB-1823 registered to above.
LAWYER: DOUGLAS R. THOMAS
(Now at AS Address: Leslie Silverman, Gregory R. Caruso)
Thomas lent his address for the one plane, didn't
register Co. with state (MD), was disbarred in 2000.
He also lent his address for RAPID, below.

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BAYARD FOREIGN MARKETING, LLC
755 PITTOCK BLOCK
921 SW WASHINGTON ST
PORTLAND, OR 97205 US
(Multnomah County)
LAWYER: SCOTT D. CAPLAN (same address)
of Jordan, Caplan, Paul & Etter

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CROWELL AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC
339 WASHINGTON ST STE 202
DEDHAM, MA 02026 US
(Norfolk County)
LAWYER: DEAN PLAKIAS (same address)
of Hill & Plakias (practice: family law)

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DEVON HOLDING & LEASING, INC.
129 WEST CENTER STREET # 2
LEXINGTON, NC 27292-3009
(Davidson County)
LAWYER: Mark E. Klass
Klass is now a judge. He incorporated STEVENS (below).
Davidson County Hall of Justice, 110 W. Center St.,
P.O. Box 1064 Lexington, NC 27293-1064
(336) 249-0351
(Now at 129 W Center St. is attorney Carroll C. Wall.)

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KEELER AND TATE MANAGEMENT, LLC
KEELER AND TATE MANAGEMENT, LLC
245 E LIBERTY ST STE 510
RENO, NV 89501 US
(Washoe County)
LAWYER: STEVEN F. PETERSEN (same address), political PR
SAME OFFICE: Paul D. Laxalt (ex-US Senator), Peter D. Laxalt,
Frank R. Petersen

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PATH CORPORATION
413 REHOBOTH AVE PO BOX 305
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE 19971 US
(Sussex County)
LAWYER: UNKNOWN
(Now at PATH's address is Barbara-Cherrix O'Leary, real estate lawyer.)

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PREMIER EXECUTIVE TRANSPORT SERVICES, INC.
(Same address, same lawyer as CROWELL above.)
339 WASHINGTON ST STE 202
DEDHAM, MA 02026 US
(Norfolk County)
LAWYER: DEAN PLAKIAS (same address)
of Hill & Plakias (practice: family law)

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PRESCOTT SUPPORT COMPANY
555 MARRIOTT DRIVE, SUITE 350
NASHVILLE, TN 37214
(Davidson County)
LAWYER: MARK E. MORRISON

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RAPID AIR TRANS INC
RAPID AIR TRANSPORT INC
10601 BALTIMORE AVE
SUITE 300 (3RD FLOOR)
BELTSVILLE, MD 20705 US
(Prince George's County)
LAWYER: DOUGLAS R. THOMAS, bankruptcy lawyer
(Same Office: Leslie Silverman, Gregory R. Caruso)
Thomas lent his address for Rapid "Trans" and "Transport"
as well as AVIATION SPECIALTIES (above).
Thomas registered "Trans" with the state for a time,
"Transport" not at all. He was disbarred in 2000.

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STEVENS EXPRESS LEASING INC
8130 COUNTRY VILLAGE DR STE 101
CORDOVA, TN 38016 US
(Shelby County)
LAWYER: DOUGLAS R. BEATY (Same address),
real estate lawyer
Company was incorporated by Mark E. Klass
(see DEVON), now a judge in Lexington, NC.