- (Note - Rodney Stich was Jeff's guest on Friday, 10-19-1.
That interview may be heard in our Archives. -ed)
- Not many questions have been asked of the FAA or NTSB
since the events of 9/11...which I found interesting.
- After a little research, I discovered the following letter.
- It is from former FAA Inspector, Rodney Stich, to Attorney
General John Ashcroft, and is an important document to help understand
the US government's duplcity in these acts of violence against our country.
- This is the same government that Americans are now lining
up for, to hand over their personal liberties and Constitutional rights.
- Many will say, 'Well, That's too bad that the FAA is
corrupt, but we're in a war now and we must support our country.'
- I agree...but not at the expense of the American Constitution...which
is is currently being morphed into toilet paper by our so-called 'leaders'
and the banging drum of their lapdog media.
- An American Patriot is not someone who blindly follows
while his/her country is being dismantled...be it externally or internally.
- That person is a fool.
- An American Patriot loves and defends the Constitution...which
addresses all eventualities.
- Be careful what you wish for...
- For the record, here are a few of Mr. Stich's credentials...
- Member: Association Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
Association of National Security Alumni (ANSA) International Society of
Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) Lawyers Pilots Bar Association (IPBA)
Former FAA Air Safety Investigator Former Airline Captain Former Navy pilot
and flight instructor
- Mr. Stich's website: www.unfriendlyskies.com
- From http://www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=54&contentid=305&page=1
- October 2, 2001
- John Ashcroft U.S. Attorney General U.S. Department of
Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20530 Certified mail:
7000 1670 0012 2751 8650
- Reference: Response to your request for information related
to Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist activities
- To Mr. Ashcroft:
- As a former federal air safety inspector-investigator
for the Federal Aviation Administration and a confidant to many present
and former federal agents, I have acquired a great amount of knowledge
and evidence relating to the September 11 deadly hijackings and related
- For the purpose of this letter, reference is to the terrorist
threat and how a culture within certain federal agencies aided and abetted
and insured the success of the hijackers on September 11, 2001, and future
- For credibility, I am a former federal inspector-investigator
for the Federal Aviation Administration; a former airline pilot with significant
piloting experience in the Middle East, carrying Muslim and Arab passengers
to Mecca and Medina from various parts of the Middle East; years of contacts
with federal agents who conveyed considerable information to me"including
agents of the FBI, DEA, Customs, and CIA, including former heads of secret
CIA airlines and CIA financial operations who had information relating
- The success of the hijackers on September 11th, and many
prior fatal hijackings, would not have occurred if the corruption that
I documented did not exist.
- These conditions still exist and will undoubtedly play
a key role in future terrorist attacks and other adverse actions against
the people of the United States.
- This letter provides highlights of this misconduct and
makes a record that you and your office have been informed of these matters.
- In an attempt to reveal these matters to the public and
to circumvent the history of cover-ups by Justice Department personnel,
I authored several books seeking to inform the public of these matters,
including the matters that insured the success of the September 11, 2001,
- These books include the third editions of Unfriendly
Skies and Defrauding America and the first edition of Drugging America.
The following information highlights several of these matters that I and
my group of present and former federal agents discovered and documented.
- History of Corruption In FAA That Insured the Success
Of the Hijackers
- While I was an FAA air safety inspector-investigator,
holding federal air safety responsibilities for the most senior program
at United Airlines, during a period of numerous airline crashes, I documented
a pattern of misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, and corruption within
the Federal Aviation Administration.
- Among the areas of FAA misconduct were pressure and threats
against federal air safety inspectors not to report or act upon major air
safety and even criminal activities, despite the repeated occurrence of
fatal airline crashes due to these problems; refusal to act upon reports
requiring changes to prevent hijackings that I and other federal air safety
inspectors made, and many other areas of major air safety violations for
which the FAA had a legal duty to take corrective action.
- Compounding this misconduct, inspectors making these
reports were harassed and threatened, their official reports destroyed,
and their lives and careers adversely affected. This is the deadly culture
that resulted in many fatal airline crashes, including the prior airline
crash into New York City, by United Airlines, that was the world,s worst
air disaster at that time.
- The cover-up of the corruption within the FAA made possible
the continuation of the federal offenses and the associated fatalities.
The September 11, 2001, tragedies with over 6,000 deaths were simply another
consequence of the internal FAA problems and the cover-up of these problems
by Justice Department personnel.
- I documented these FAA offenses while I was an FAA inspector,
and proved their relationship to several specific airline crashes, which
included the earlier United Airlines crash into New York City. The hard-core
corrupt and criminal misconduct within the FAA, going into the FAA administrator,s
office, can be associated with years of specific airline crashes, and constitutes
substantial evidence showing how it insured the success of the September
11, 2001, air tragedies.
- Throughout this period of fraud-related air tragedies,
Justice Department personnel repeatedly blocked efforts to expose these
serious federal offenses, thereby aiding and abetting the FAA misconduct,
which in turn insured the success of the hijacking terrorists.
- The available evidence supports this relationship. And
now, the same Justice Department is covering up for the wrongdoings that
in this latest instance took the lives of 6,000 people!
- Highlights Of FAA Corruption Making Possible Major Air
- In my role as a federal air safety inspector, assisted
by many years of experience as an airline captain, navy flight instructor,
and navy patrol plane commander in World War II, I made numerous reports
and the required corrective actions addressing air safety and criminal
violations affecting air safety.
- Many of these reports required prompt corrective actions
for which the FAA had responsibility to act. In almost every case, the
reports that I and other inspectors made were ignored, despite the pattern
of resulting fatal airline crashes.
- Nonfeasance Compounded By Tragedy-Related Criminal Misconduct
- The reaction to these official reports included (1) warnings
not to submit such reports as the office would look bad when airline accidents
resulted from the problems; (2) felony destruction of the official reports
which were often followed by resulting fatal airline crashes; (3) threats,
harassment, and retaliatory actions against federal air safety inspectors
when the officially required reports continued to be made.
- One of my recommendations related to hijackings and how
to prevent them. I had recommended installing heavier cockpit doors and
removing cockpit door keys from the flight attendants, which would prevent
many of the fatal hijackings that subsequently occurred, including the
September 11, 2001, hijackings
- If these simple measures had been adopted, as common
sense dictated, and as FAA responsibility required, many fatal hijackings
would have been prevented, including the 6,000 deaths on September 11,
2001, and the enormous financial and personal ramifications of the United
States in a war mode would not have occurred.
- Refusal to act on this obvious safety problem did not
fall into the category of corruption as in many other air safety problems,
but it was associated with the felonious pattern of destroying inspectors,
reports, pressuring and threatening inspectors not to report safety problems,
retaliating against inspectors for making such reports or taking required
- This corrupt culture in the FAA subverted the legal and
moral responsibilities of the United States government to act on safety
problems and safety violations discovered by highly trained and highly
experienced federal air safety inspectors. Compounding this corrupt culture
among many FAA management personnel was the documented cover-up by personnel
in the U.S. Department of Justice, within the NTSB, by members of Congress,
- Exercising Federal Remedies To Report Major Corruption
In A Federal Agency
- As a federal air safety inspector and investigator who
discovered these major federal offenses and the tragic consequences as
a part of my official duties, I exercised several remedies seeking to bring
a halt to the corruption and related airline crashes.
- If the widespread obstruction of justice and cover-up
had not occurred, the September 11, 2001, tragedies would not have occurred.
The evidence of these matters is found in government records, in judicial
records, and communication with government and non-government checks and
balances, none of whom want this information made available to the public.
- The actions I took, which started initially in addressing
the corruption blocking the federal government from meeting its air safety
responsibilities, included the following:
- I acted as an independent prosecutor, conducting a four-month-long
FAA hearing during which I obtained testimony and considerable evidence
showing this culture of malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, corruption,
and during the hearing, perjury and subornation of perjury. Two fatal crashes
occurred in my area of responsibilities during that hearing that were caused
by the very same air safety problems and criminal activities that I documented.
Transcripts and documentation is available to show this relationship.
- I reported these federal offenses to the National Transportation
Safety Board (Bureau of air safety in the CAB at that time), to the FBI,
to several U.S. attorneys, and then to the Department of Justice in Washington.
Possibly because of the gravity of the criminal activities and the direct
relationship to many fatal airline crashes, the response was a cover-up
and obstruction of justice.
- This response made possible the continuation of the air
safety and criminal violations, and as expected, a continuation of the
resulting crashes and deaths. (These matters are detailed and documented
in the third edition of Unfriendly Skies.)
- Seeking to circumvent the obstruction of justice, I appeared
before a federal grand jury in Denver. Although individual jurors admitted
the gravity of what I was stating, the blockage by the U.S. attorney kept
the jury from taking any action.
- As a federal agent, I filed formal complaints with FBI
director J. Edgar Hoover, and encountered a pattern of cover-ups and false
- I reported these matters to members of Congress who had
a duty to act. I received numerous sympathetic letters, but all of them
refused to act. This is called misprision of felonies, which had dire consequences
for the public.
- Refusing to be a part of the criminal activities in the
FAA, I resigned from the FAA. As the air disasters continued to occur from
the FAA culture, I exercised other federal remedies. I filed the first
of several lawsuits in Ninth Circuit federal courts seeking to report
the criminal activities to a federal judge under the federal crime reporting
statute and under a citizen,s right to seek a court order forcing
federal officials to perform their legal duties and to halt their unlawful
conduct. District and appellate judges admitted the gravity of the allegations
made in the lawsuit, but after U.S. attorneys filed motions to block the
lawsuits, they were dismissed. These dismissals were followed by even worse
air disasters due to the same FAA culture.
- Seeking to circumvent the massive cover-ups and obstruction
of justice, I used my considerable assets to make the public aware of
this pattern of corruption by people in key government positions. I authored
and published the first edition of Unfriendly Skies, (which is now in its
third edition). I also started appearing as a guest and expert on hundreds
of radio and television shows. These activities were funded by my real
estate investments and threatened to expose people in key positions in
the three branches of the federal government.
- Discovering Other Areas Of Corruption In Government
- As my books and radio and television appearances became
known, other government agents provided me information and documentation
on still other areas of corruption in government that could be expected
on the basis of the corruption that I discovered as a federal inspector.
- The gravity of the additional information and documentation
caused me to again exercise the responsibilities under the federal crime
reporting statute (Title 18 U.S.C. § 4) to report these matters to
federal judges, who had the mandatory responsibility to receive the information
and evidence. Their reaction would eventually insure the success of the
September 11, 2001, hijackers:
- Federal judges repeatedly refused to receive the data
and evidence that I and my group of other former and present federal agents
sought to report. These federal offenses included the documented corruption
in the FAA and by people in other key government positions. These corrupt
and criminal activities and the standard obstruction of justice offenses
are described in three books: Unfriendly Skies, Defrauding America, and
- Federal judges issued unlawful and unconstitutional orders
barring me, for the remainder of my life, from access to the district and
appellate courts. These orders (1) blocked the reporting of these criminal
activities, and (2) blocked me from defending against judicial acts that
corruptly seized the $10 million in real estate that funded my exposure
of the criminal and corrupt activities. (Further information about the
actions taken to block my exposure of the criminal activities and the involvement
of federal judges can be found in a pending federal lawsuit at the Internet
- When I discovered other criminal activities from government
agents and sought to report these matters, as required under the federal
crime reporting statute, Justice Department prosecutors and federal judges
charged me with criminal contempt of court (on the basis that I had been
barred for the remainder of my life from federal court access). From 1986
to 1995, these two groups had me charged me with criminal contempt of court
for attempting to report these criminal activities. This retaliation, for
reporting matters that made the World Trade Center 1993 bombing and September
11, 2001, hijackings possible reflects the role of Justice Department personnel
and federal judges in the corruption that made possible the death of 6,000
people on September 11, and made possible other crimes against the American
people by persons acting under cover of government positions.
- Justice Department Corruption Aided Funding Of Terrorist
- Justice Department misconduct aided and abetted various
terrorist cells located in the New Jersey and New York areas which were
later implicated in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the September
11, 2001, hijackings.
- Details of these activities, as provided to me by government
agents, are found in the book I wrote, "Drugging America." The
book describes how Justice Department personnel blocked federal agents
from arresting people whose drug activities funded terrorist cells, some
of which subsequently bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and the cells
who planned to place bombs on 11 U.S. airliners departing from Far East
- Evidence indicates that some of these same terrorist
cells, protected by Justice Department personnel, were responsible for
the September 11, 2001, hijackings.
- Further aid to the hijackers was the corrupt culture
in the FAA that had been covered-up by Justice Department personnel for
decades, as proven by my letters and judicial records.
- In addition to blocking the drug-related funding of the
terrorists, Justice Department personnel falsely charged, prosecuted, and
brought about the imprisonment of the head of a federal drug task force
who was targeting the drug activities that funded the terrorist cells.
- My attempt to report these activities under the federal
crime reporting statute was blocked by federal judges and Justice Department
personnel, who then retaliated against me for seeking to make these reports.
(Details in my three books and on the web sites: www.defraudingamerica.com;
www.unfriendlyskies.com; and www.druggingamerica.com.)
- FBI and CIA Personnel Making SAM Missiles Available to
- Another of the many areas of misconduct involving Justice
Department personnel"which provided further aid to the terrorist groups"occurred
in 1995. General Rashid Dostum, head of one of the groups constituting
the Afghanistan Northern Alliance, who was fighting Osama bin Laden and
fighting to keep the Taliban from taking control of Afghanistan, offered
to provide the United States with several dozen surface-to-air missiles
and possibly as many as 100. Negotiations arising out of this offer occurred
in Los Angeles and involved CIA and FBI personnel, and a friend of mine
who was at one time the titular head of a secret CIA financial operation
based in Hawaii. It was also known that Afghan terrorists were bidding
on these missiles, which could be expected to be used against U.S. airliners.
- These contacts with a key fighting group in northern
Afghanistan provided the United States an excellent opportunity to obtain
their cooperation to fight the Afghan terrorists, including Osama bin Laden,
and prevent the Taliban group from taking control of Afghanistan.
- FBI and CIA personnel involved in the Los Angeles negotiations
refused to accept the surface-to-air missiles and refused to cooperate
with General Dostum. This CIA and FBI conduct caused my CIA source great
concern for subsequent missile attacks upon U.S. airliners from surface
to air missiles that would be obtained by Afghan terrorists, including
the Osama bin Laden al Quida group. My source then provided me with information
and documentation concerning the negotiations, which I then used as the
basis for a three-page letter sent to every member of the House and Senate
intelligence committees. In this October 20, 1995, letter I urged the recipients
to immediately contact me and my CIA source to prevent the surface to air
missiles getting into the hands of the Afghan terrorists. That letter was
sent about six months before the downing of TWA Flight 800. Not a single
recipient responded, despite my background as a federal agent and my source,s
CIA background and part of the negotiations occurring in Los Angeles.
- If that cooperation with General Dostum had not been
refused, it is very possible that coordinated actions could have been taken
against Osama bin Laden,s al Qaida group and the Taliban. It is also probable
that missile attacks upon U.S. airliners by Afghan and other terrorist
groups that have yet to occur could have been prevented. It is also probable
that a missile brought down TWA Flight 800, despite the standard cover-up
by the NTSB political board members and the Justice Department and CIA.
- Federal Leaders Covering Up For the Terrorists Who Planted
the Bomb On Pan Am Flight 103
- Another terrorist tragedy involving misconduct and cover-up.
As detailed in the third edition of Defrauding America, Justice Department
personnel covered up and protected the Syria-based terrorists who placed
the bomb on board Pan Am Flight 103. This cover-up was motivated by two
factors: (1) Syria,s cooperation was needed for the Gulf War; (2) the logistics
for placing the bomb on Pan Am Flight 103 was facilitated by the CIA-DEA
drug smuggling operation conducted out of the DEA office in Nicosia, using
Pan Am aircraft departing Frankfurt for the United States (Detroit).
- Much of the details and support for these matters are
found in (1) FAA records, primarily of the hearing held in Denver where
I acted as an independent prosecutor; (2) federal lawsuits filed in U.S.
district courts; (3) letters sent to various divisions of the Department
of Justice (including the July 30, 1996, letter sent to the FBI which is
on the Internet site at: http://www.defraudingamerica.com/fbidaley_jul30.html).
That letter addresses one of many examples of FBI cover-ups that I first
encountered as a federal air safety inspector, the cover-ups of which made
possible subsequent air disasters. That letter relates to the acquisition
of surface-to-air missiles by Afghan and other terrorist groups, the refusal
to cooperate with the Afghan group fighting Osama bin Laden,s terrorist
group, fighting the Taliban group, and the FBI,s threat against me, warning
me to remain quiet about the information I had.
- What is stated in this letter is only a small part of
the documented corruption involving people in key government positions
whose conduct had inflicted, or permitted to be inflicted, great harm upon
- Withholding this information from the public keeps the
same culture, the same people, the same adversaries, in the decision-making
process as the United States seeks to prevent more terrorist activities!
- Withholding this information protects those whose corrupt
acts played a key role in the 6,000 recent deaths and the incalculable
financial and other harm inflicted upon the United States.
- The people perpetrating these acts that insured the success
of the hijackers are also adversaries to America and its people. Protecting
them subverts the process necessary by America to defend against the terrorist
- Based upon the 40 years of documented Justice Department
misconduct, the same cover-up can be expected to continue, which will insure
further harm to the American people.
- Rodney Stich
- --------------------------  Former federal air safety
inspector who held federal air safety responsibilities for the most senior
program at United Airlines; a former airline pilot with considerable international
experience, including flying in the Middle East, flying Moslem pilgrims
to Mecca, living with Arab and Moslem personnel; former Navy patrol plane
commander in World War II, confidant to many insiders including former
agents of the FBI, DEA, Customs, CIA, including former heads of secret
CIA airlines and secret CIA financial operations, and author of several
books, including three editions of Unfriendly Skies and Defrauding America,
and one edition of Drugging America (with expanded editions pending).
-  Stich v. United States, et al., 554 F.2d 1070 (9th
Cir.) (tab-le), cert. denied, 434 U.S. 920 (1977)(addressed hard-core air
safety misconduct, violations of federal air safety laws, threats against
government inspectors not to report safety violations and misconduct);
Stich v. National Transportation Safety Board, 685 F.2d 446 (9th Cir.)(table),
cert. denied, 459 U.S. 861 (1982))(addressed repeated criminal falsification
of official airline accident reports, omitting highly sensitive air safety
misconduct, making possible repeated crashes from the same sequestered
problems); Amicus curiae brief filed on July 17, 1975, in the Paris DC-10
multi-district litigation, Flanagan v. McDonnell Douglas Corporation and
United States of America, Civil Action 74-808-PH, MDL 172, Central District
California.)(addressing the long standing FAA misconduct, of which the
cover-up of the DC-10 cargo door problem was one of repeated instances
of tragedy related misconduct); U.S. v. Department of Justice, District
of Columbia, Nos. 86-2523, 87-2214, and other actions filed by Stich seeking
to expose and correct the powerful and covert air disaster misconduct.
-  Title 18 USC § 4. Misprision of felony. Whoever,
having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court
of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known
the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under
the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more
than three years, or both.
-  Title 28 U.S.C. § 1361. Action to compel an
officer of the United States to perform his duty. The district courts shall
have original jurisdiction of any action in the nature of mandamus to compel
an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof to perform
a duty owed to the plaintiff.
-  At that time my real estate holdings exceeded $10
million in value, most of which was equity.
-  Years of drug smuggling into the United States by
the CIA (and during the 1980s, Oliver North and the National Security Council,
U.S. military), pattern of corruption in Ninth Circuit bankruptcy courts,
and a series of other corrupt activities implicating people in key federal
positions, as described in Defrauding America, Drugging America, and Unfriendly
-  These federal agents were from the FBI, DEA, Customs,
CIA, including former heads of secret CIA airlines and secret CIA financial