Thursday, March 6, 2008

10/95 Amtrak Derailment inside-job

Most won't remember, or at worst even know of the 1995 Amtrak derailment in southern
Arizona, attempting to blame it on "citizens militias". An obvious inside job.

While you read this interesting article, keep in mind who was the Exec. Vice Pres of Amtrak at the time of this, listed in the roster of the CFR.

To 1992: Exec. Vice Pres. AMTRAK (National RR Passenger Corp.)

Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 10 Num. 20
("Quid coniuratio est?")



This excerpt, written by David Hoffman, was taken from Craig
Robert's book, "The Medussa File: Crimes and Cover-Ups of the
U.S. Government," published by Consolidated Press: 3171-A South
129th East Ave, Suite 338, Tulsa, OK 74134, 1996.

A 20-year Tulsa Police Officer (retired), and Vietnam Veteran,
Roberts wrote "Walking Dead," and "Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at
Dealy Plaza."

"The Medussa File" contains extensive sections about Oklahoma
City, TWA 800, and other crimes. Roberts has collaborated with
David Hoffman on the Oklahoma City bombing investigation.

Note: The 6/30/92 CFR Roster lists NORMAN, WILLIAM S.
as Exec. Vice Pres. of AMTRAK (National RR Passenger Corp.)

On October 9, 1995, the nation witnessed its first attack on a
passenger train, when Amtrak's "Sunset Limited" was derailed
while enroute from Phoenix to San Diego. The derailment, caused
by sabotage, resulted in over 100 injuries, including one death.

The terrorists left behind a cryptic note, calling themselves the
"Sons of the Gestapo." The mainstream press quickly jumped on
this latest "terrorist" attack, coming as it did only six months
after the Oklahoma City bombing. While no one, including
law-enforcement officials, had ever heard of the "Sons of the
Gestapo," the purveyors of deception immediately played it up as
the obvious work of a "Right-wing" militia group.

FBI officials were more cautious however, speculating that the
attack may have been the result of a "disgruntled employee."
Exhaustive searches through numerous data-bases revealed no group
called "Sons of the Gestapo," and only someone with the technical
knowledge necessary to disable a warning system on a railroad
track would be capable of executing such a stunt.

It may not have mattered however. In the aftermath of the
Oklahoma City bombing, any such attack on American citizens would
be excuse enough to push the Anti-Terrorism Bill through
Congress. And the press and anti-militia activists such as the
ADL and the SPLC were eager to jump on the militia connection.
"Sons of the Gestapo," they asserted, could only be the pseudonym
for a Right-wing hate-group.

Yet law-enforcement officials had only an enigmatic message to
guide them. The note left behind by the saboteurs railed against
the BATF and FBI for their actions at Waco and Ruby Ridge, and
stated, "This is not Nazi Germany."

Why anyone would attack a passenger train to exact revenge on
government officials for killing innocent civilians is beyond
credulity. Yet, as in the Oklahoma City case, this was the
message that the saboteurs and the government-controlled press
wanted us to believe. America was filled with hateful Right-wing
extremists who would do anything -- kill anyone, women, children,
babies -- to pursue their violent anti-government course.

As Attorney General Janet Reno announced in the Oklahoma City
case, so the local U.S. Attorney, Janet Napolitano would declare:
"We are going to pursue every bit of evidence and every lead very
thoroughly until we find the person or persons who committed this

While the FBI swarmed through Maricopa County, interrogating
local residents and harassing the few isolated "desert rats" who
inhabited the surrounding countryside, a real investigation was
being conducted by a lone Maricopa County Sheriff. With the
assistance of Craig Roberts, a retired Tulsa police officer with
military intelligence experience who worked on the Oklahoma City
investigation, the Sheriff was able to uncover some amazing

What they found was that other than rescue vehicles, there were
no vehicle tracks entering or exiting the crash site. Moreover,
the site itself was extremely remote, being near the summit of
the rugged Gila Bend Mountains, which surrounded the site to the
east, north, and west. It was there, along a sharp S-curve, that
the perpetrators had pulled 29 spikes from the tracks, causing
the fatal crash.

Why had the perpetrators chosen such a remote location, Roberts
wondered? Had they picked a more accessible spot, he reasoned,
it would have surely lessened their chances of being caught, as
all they would have had to do was drive to the nearest highway.
In this case, the nearest road was Highway 8, 38 miles away,
necessitating a difficult drive over rugged terrain, at the same
time as law-enforcement officers would surely be on a heightened
state of alert.

What Roberts and his sheriff partner also discovered was that 90
minutes away by air, in Pinal County, was a mysterious air-base
known as Marana. The locked-down facility was owned by
Evergreen, Inc., a government contractor reportedly involved in
drug smuggling during the Iran-Contra period. The base, located
off of Highway 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, was the site of
strange night-time training maneuvers involving black and
unmarked military-type helicopters. Passersby had also witnessed
black-clad troops dropping into the desert en masse, using
steerable black "Paracommander" parachutes.

This began to raise some interesting possibilities. Had the
perpetrators been dropped into the site by air, then picked up by
chopper? Both Roberts and his colleague at the Sheriff's
Department were experienced military pilots. They observed that
it would have been easy for a helicopter to fly low through the
mountain passes, avoiding radar, and insert and extract a team.
As Roberts noted, "A full moon, wind out of the south at 8 knots,
and a clear sky would be an ideal night for air operations."

The possibilities of a covert paramilitary commando team being
responsible for the attack raised more than a few eyebrows at the
Maricopa County Sheriff's Department, until they began
investigating a lead provided by a sympathetic FBI agent that
several hikers had seen a small group of parachuters drop into
the desert that night. They also discovered the following

A VFR target squawking 1200 that left Tri-City airfield in
Albuquerque on a southwest course, climbed to 10,500 feet, then,
when it was exactly due east of the Amtrak site, turned due west
and flew a course line that took it one mile south of the site.
But just before arriving over the site, it dropped to 8,500 feet.
After crossing the target zone, it turned on a southwesterly
course towards California at 8,500 feet. Albuquerque contacted
the Los Angeles Center which tracked the aircraft to a landing at
Montgomery Field in San Diego. It crossed the valley south of
the bridge at 1940 hours (7:40 p.m.)

Since the winds that night were at 8 knots out of the south, a
drop one mile from the target site would compensate for wind
drift. Moreover, such a flight is not required to file a flight
plan listing its passengers, and an aircraft flying out of
Albuquerque, squawking on transponder 1200, wouldn't look
particularly suspicious.

When they checked with the refueler at Montgomery Field, the
records indicated that the "N" number checked to a Beachcraft,
registered to Raytheon. Raytheon owns E-systems. Like
Evergreen, E-Systems, based in Greenville, Texas, is a covert
government contractor, reportedly involved in drug-running, and
reputed to have "wet-teams" (assassination teams). The director
of E-Systems was former NSA Director and CIA Deputy Director
Bobby Ray Inman.

While it is possible a jump was made from the twin-engine
Beechcraft, a plane commonly used for such purposes, it still
left the problem of the team's extraction. With the radar track
information, the Maricopa Sheriff then went to the Air Force at
Yuma, who monitor the Aerostat radar drug balloons. The DEA
balloons have "look-down" capability for detecting low-flying
aircraft. The Master Sergeant at Yuma agreed to help out. A
short time later he called back.

"Sorry," he said. "We can't help you out."

"What? Why?" asked Jack.

"The plug's been pulled."

"What does that mean?"

The sergeant sounded very uncomfortable when he replied. "We
really wanted to check this out, but all I can say is the
balloons were down that night."

"Why?" asked Jack.


"All of them?" asked Jack, incredulously.

"Yes, sir." The sergeant sounded very nervous.


"All I can tell you is that they were ordered down for
maintenance. It came from above my pay grade."

One has to wonder what "above my pay grade" means. Why would all
the balloons be ordered down for maintenance? Obviously, a
cover-up was in progress.

It was beginning to sound suspiciously like the hurried
demolition of the Oklahoma Federal Building, to prevent any
independent forensic analysis of the bomb site. Or the Secret
Service removing President Kennedy's protective bubble from his
limousine; failing to secure the windows and rooftops along the
parade route; and changing the route at the last minute.

Like the two foregoing examples, only the government -- or shadow
elements within the government -- had the capability of pulling
that off. No "lone nut" or criminal syndicate could order such
last-minute changes, or orchestrate such a massive and
well-executed cover-up. Moreover, no militia group could order
all the radar balloons down on the night of the attack.

As a Maricopa County resident stated to the Arizona Republic
regarding the FBI's so-called militia theory, "Buddy, you can't
get three people out here to get together on what kind of pickup
to drive, and you think we're going to form a militia?"

Obviously, no militia would benefit from such an attack. And
what about the "Sons of the Gestapo?" As Roberts wrote: "As an
old Southeast Asia hand (a marine sniper during Vietnam), I
remember that one of the terms used by Phoenix Program assassins
working under MACV-SOG (Military Advisory Command, Studies and
Observations Group) was a twisted bar-room version of the last
acronym. "Yeah," a drunk trooper would mention. "I'm SOG a son
of the Gestapo."

The Phoenix assassination program, as previously discussed, was
organized by the CIA's William Colby, Ted Shackley, and fielded
by General John Singlaub. Singlaub commanded Second Lieutenant
Oliver North. Shackley, Singlaub, and North would go on to
orchestrate the secret and illegal Iran-Contra operation,
smuggling drugs into this country at such places as Mena,
Arkansas and Marana. {1}.

Interestingly, whenever Iran-Contra drug shipments came in for
the California run, the drug balloons under "Operation
Watchtower" were shut down. Could this be the same mechanism
that shut them down the night of the attack?

Apparently, the "Sons of the Gestapo" note left behind was a
"false flag," a distraction designed to serve a political
purpose. In this case, that purpose -- like the Oklahoma bombing
which preceded it -- was to connect the Amtrak attack with the
Patriot/Militia movement. Considering the reaction of the
mainstream press, it appears they have largely succeeded.


{1} In fact, Singlaub is known to control at least one airfield
in Arizona.