reply to post by Dave Rabbit
Hamilton Bank, Ex-CIA
Operatives, & 9-11 Hijackers
By Wayne Madsen
Researchers and investigators have uncovered links between a Miami bank that collapsed in 2002 amid a fraud scandal that was highlighted by billions
of dollars in questionable cash and fraudulent loans and money movements linked to the Bush family and businesses linked to funding pilot training for
the 9-11 hijackers.
After the collapse of Hamilton Bank of Miami, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), an entity that WMR has reported has been transformed
by the Bush administration from a regulatory agency into an investment center, and the Israel Discount Bank assumed liability for the insured
accounts. The FDIC assumed liability for half the accounts and the Israel Discount Bank took over the other half. Three Hamilton branches were
reopened by the Israeli bank as "IDC." Insiders report that Hamilton Bank was involved in joint (and possibly rogue) U.S.-Israeli intelligence and
money laundering operations.
In 2002, The Miami Herald reported that bags of cash from Latin American political leaders would routinely be flown to Hamilton Bank for money
laundering. The Herald reported that one of Hamilton's customers was then-Panamanian President Mireya Moscoso. Hamilton maintained an office in
Panama. According to court documents filed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Hamilton's dubious loans to Maximo Haddad, the owner of
the Mexican construction firm PYCSA that built a private toll road in Panama and the owner of two offshore companies, Perpetual International Holdings
and Alderly Management; Manuel Cohen, the Panamanian Consul General in Miami and the managing director of Alexander H Finance Co.; failed banks in El
Salvador and Ecuador; Metrobank International (Vanuatu); Metrobank Panama, and a Florida drapery and window covering firm with subsidiaries in Texas,
Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, Australia, Mexico, Spain, and Puerto Rico "appeared to have no legitimate business purposes.'' Hamilton Bank has
been described by intelligence insiders as a front operation for intelligence-related activities that may include, in addition to money laundering,
weapons and drug smuggling.
Now defunct Hamilton Bank: Interesting clients As previously reported by WMR last July (Intelligence Whispers), "In 1995, a $10 million transfer was
made to Houston. The source was the Saudi Royal family. The funds were transferred to Nations Bank via Banca Svizzera Italiana via SWIFT. On September
28, 1995, a $50,000 check was cashed at Nation's Bank of Pasadena, Texas. It allegedly originated from the $10 million of transferred funds from
Saudi Arabia and the payee was "Fayyaz Ahmed." Fayyaz Ahmed, aka Fayez Ahmad, was also named as one of the hijackers aboard United 175 that crashed
into the South Tower of the World Trade Center . . .
The account from which the $50,000 was paid was in the name of Treatment Services of the Southwest Corporation, 14359 Torrey Chase Blvd., Suite D
Houston TX 77014-1635, in North Harris County --check number 266-406556-1; Tax ID # 76-0455993. Much of the funds eventually ended up in Phoenix,
later the location of some of the 911 hijacker trainees.
Ahmad also used the aliases Banihammad Fayez Abu Dhabi Banihammad, Fayez Rushed Ahmed, Banihammad Fayez, Rasid Ahmed Hassen Alqadi, Abu Dhabi
Banihammad Ahmed Fayez, with the FBI officially tagging him as one Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan al Qadi Banihammad. Fayyaz Ahmed had been a resident of
Delray Beach, Florida. The FBI later said that the "Fayyaz Ahmed" who cashed the check in Pasadena was merely a student paying for college tuition
but the note on the check states "contingent for travel expenses." Dallas, Texas was also one of the locations used by the hijackers for flight
simulator training. One of the flight training "ta