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External source: George Bush Sr. became Director of the CIA in 1976. The same year, according to a trust document, James Bath of Houston, TX, became the U.S. representative for Salem bin Laden, brother of Osama bin Laden, accused of playing a central role in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Also that year, according to William White, identified by MSNBC as "an associate of Bath's" and fellow "Annapolis graduate and Naval fighter pilot," Bath began working as the CIA liaison to Saudi Arabia. White also claimed Bath was part of a secret conspiracy to "funnel Saudi money into the U.S."
same source: At the time, Bath operated an aviation business named Skyway Aircraft Leasing, based in the Cayman Islands. Skyway was actually owned by Khalid bin Mahfouz, a Saudi banker.
SkyWay Aircraft, a subsidiary of SkyWay Communications Holding Corp. purchased a DC-9-15 that will be outfitted with SkyWay in-flight communications, aircraft-condition monitoring, security monitoring and entertainment systems for demonstration and evaluation purposes.
Originally posted by Britguy
As if this didn't stink enough... the plane get's impounded after the drugs are found on the 12th April and the FAA site list it as being cancelled from the US register on the 13th April, sold to an unnamed customer in Venezuela Curious!
Originally posted by alphacenturi
Just typed in 'Barry Seal' on Google and got this, looks like the same site with the article from the the first post.
...buddy Brent Kovac's press release deserves special mention.
"Congressman Tom Delay, Majority Leader, has appointed Brent C Kovar to serve as the Honorary Chairman, Business Advisory Council,” read the headline of an August 7, 2003 release from PrimeZone Media newswire and press release service.
The Business Advisory Council, explained the release, was part of the National Republican Congressional Committee, “dedicated to making sure that small business has a voice in Washington.”
Kovar was appointed “in recognition of his valuable contributions and dedication to the Republican Party,” and was "expected to play a crucial role in the party's efforts to involve top businesspeople in the process of government reform both at the state and federal levels."
SWYC was founded in 2000 by Mr. Brent Kovar. SWYC’s focus includes in-flight wireless Homeland Security and In-flight Entertainment (IFE) service. The Company supplies broadband network communications
As just one example, Florida's Sky Way Aircraft, a maker of aviation communication systems, issued a glowing announcement last month that its president, Brent Kovar, has been appointed to the position by DeLay "in recognition of his valuable contributions and dedication to the Republican Party."
It added that Kovar "is expected to play a crucial role in the party's efforts to involve top businesspeople in the process of government reform both at the state and federal levels." Identical language is used in the press releases about other honorary chairmen.
Kovar didn't return a call for an update on how his honorary chairmanship is going so far.
After the events of Sept. 11, some travelers have a new fear of flying. Would you feel better if you knew someone on the ground could help if something happened? Skyway Aircraft of Florida is working on a system to watch from the ground what is going on in planes. Glenn Kovar and his son, Brent, both of Skyway Aircraft, have been testing the new system on two executive jets.
"We have nine cameras on the plane. Some of them are hidden, some are in the baggage compartment and that is then sent back to the ground," Brent Kovar said.
The man behind a St. Petersburg startup that promises to revolutionize satellite communications apparently hasn't always lived up to his word.
Glenn Kovar, president of Satellite Access Systems, was reportedly fired nine years ago from his job as head of Dunedin's Community Redevelopment Agency for exaggerating his qualifications to include degrees he did not earn and professional awards he did not win.
There's nothing but white noise coming from SkyWay Communications Holding Corp.
The publicly traded, former telephone company turned homeland security/in-flight Internet provider filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection June 14, leaving a long line of creditors, litigation and unhappy shareholders in its wake.
In November, citing a series of misleading press releases and disclosure lapses, Talib sued SkyWay and officers Brent Kovar and James Kent in Arkansas.
"SkyWay intentionally or negligently failed to disclose to plaintiff Talib and his clients that SkyWay did not possess such technology and that it was simply in the stage of testing to determine whether in fact it could provide such services to commercial airliners at all," the complaint said.