Friday, May 3, 2013

Is there more than meets the eye behind the Gupta flight saga?

Jet Airways

After reading up on the latest news related to the Gupta flight saga and all the ramifications involved, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was more behind the whole affair than meets the eye. Will we ever know how serious the security breach at the Waterkloof Air Force Base really was?

The incident has evoked many questions in my mind. Will the number of guests who arrived on the unauthorized Airbus A330 equal the number that will depart, especially now that they’re not departing from where they landed in the first place? Do the authorities even know who exactly were on the initial passenger list? Could it be possible that a wanted criminal or terrorist may have been on the plane? What else was smuggled into the country that we will never know about? Was the influence of the wealthy and politically connected Gupta family perhaps exploited for other clandestine motives, by a terrorist network that is currently creating havoc in other parts of Africa?

According to a media statement by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) the Airbus A330 belongs to Jet Airways. It the second largest Indian airline - owned by wealthy Indian businessman, Naresh Goyal.

It took Jet Airways more than two years to get the necessary clearances from US authorities to fly to the United States. While the airline initially expected to begin service to Newark via Brussels in June 2005, the US State Department only gave the final go-ahead on 15 November 2006. The airline’s alleged links to organized crime in India and abroad was apparently one of the reasons for the delay.

Another controversy arose with Jet Airways when Asmin Tariq, a British contractor of Asian descent, who was working for the airline as a security agent at Heathrow Airport became implicated in the foiled terror plot of 10 August 2006. Tariq apparently had plans to blow up ten transatlantic airliners belonging to three different US airlines in mid-air on their way from London to New York, Newark and Los Angeles. [Source]

A Facebook page (note) titled, “THE GREAT INDIAN LIE - A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE” reveals that the fugitive, drug baron, and terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim, has a major stake in Jet Airways and that his connections with Jet Airways owner, Naresh Goyal, go a long way back. The same source alleges that Naresh Goyal to this day has not revealed the ownership pattern of Jet Airways and that the Indian Government is also apparently “clueless”.

Readers can read more about Dawood Ibrahim’s terrorist activities on Wikipedia, but for purposes of this posting it is worthwhile mentioning that he is India's MOST WANTED criminal. Among a long list of various atrocities committed by him it is widely believed that he organized and financed the 1993 Bombay bombings and also provided logistics and support for the 2008 Mumbai Terror Strikes.

Indian intelligence believes the attacks on Mumbai’s commuter train network during 2006 might be the work of Dawood Ibrahim. [Source]

Several sources have linked Ibrahim to the terrorist network al-Qaeda. The US Department of Treasury keeps a fact sheet on Ibrahim which contains reports of his syndicate having smuggling routes from South Asia, the Middle-East and Africa shared with and used by al-Qaeda.

Well, there you have it in a nutshell dear readers… The criminals and terrorists of the world are ruling the roost!

"No stone will be left unturned," says Justice and Constitutional Development Minister, Jeff Radebe... Yeah sure!

Just look how these clowns ignore valid questions and pass the buck

PS: See also follow-up posting: Gupta Airbus – A Decoy?


Corry Visser said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Pensioner says;

"we are the Sultans of spin" (apologies to Dire Straits),
And then the man he steps right up to the microphone
And says at last just as the time bell rings
'Thank you goodnight now it's time to go home'
and he makes it fast with one more thing
'We are the Sultans of Spin"

These government representatives are going to spin this whole thing until no one understands what the phuck is going on anymore and zuma walks away as clean as a freshly showered saint!

One can only hope that the majority voters in SA will finally start to see what a bunch of arse holes are running the country and start looking for alternatives! Though I don't have much hope however, that this is going to happen anytime soon!

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

@- Corry Visser – Thank you for commenting on the blog!

You’re right; this is not going to happen anytime soon. The possibility also exists that it may never happen at all!

The mainstream international media started with their onslaught on the apartheid system way back in the mid 1960’s in Dr. H.F. Verwoerd’s days. It took these super-elite masters (the true Sultans of Spin) about 50 years to ‘dismantle’ the system and hand it over to the Communists. Now, after 19 years of ANC misrule the super-elite role players are beginning to expose the ANC’s true colours – in drips and drabs through the media legions they own and control. I think they’ve now realized what a greedy lot of ruthless gangsters the ANC truly are – The ANC want the whole pie all for themselves and are using their foot-soldier sheeple (dumb-downed voters) to achieve this.

If the number of years it took to dismantle the so-called ‘apartheid’ system is anything to go by then we’re looking at approx. 30 more years of chaos in SA. In a country such as Georgia, for example, it took 50 years of communist rule to wreck the country… The longer these bastards rule a country the longer it will take to rebuild it.

In South Africa’s case the true wealth is stored safely below the soil – so, the super elite are in no hurry whatsoever to dismantle the ANC regime – but at least the process has begun, and it’s only a matter of time before they’re completely unseated from power. However, when that happens a new era of mayhem and terrorism will dawn upon us, unless a miracle of some sort happens… (Sigh!) Whatever way we look at this dilemma, South Africa will always remain a place of doom and gloom, with rugby, sunshine, braaivleis, etc… the cravings that keep us in a state of blissful happiness :-)

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Daar is die afgelope week soveel gefokus op die huurvlug en die skending van staatsveiligheid by ’n nasionale sleutelpunt dat die teenwoordigheid van NOG 'n Gupta-vliegtuig EN NOG AGT GEHUURDE HELIKOPTERS op die Waterkloof-lugmagbasis in Pretoria amper ongesiens verbygegaan het.

Ook die ministeriële afvaardiging wat Vrydag ’n dringende mediakonferensie in Pretoria toegespreek het, het nie ’n woord daaroor gerep nie en hulle net op die herrie oor die een Gupta-huurvlug (Jet Airways) toegespits.

Volledige berig in Rapport>>

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The video embedded in this posting starts playing automatically when the page loads. I don’t know how to fix this irritation and I hope that visitors have not been put-off by this. The only way to stop it, is by hitting the pause button:-(

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

The full report on the controversial landing of privately chartered aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base has been released. Click here to download (2.3MB PDF)

As expected the report identifies lower level employees as scapegoats. Lieutenant Colonel Anderson, who is merely a Movements Officer at Waterkloof AFB, is one of them... See earlier report in politicsweb.

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