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Facts Regarding Evergreen Air
Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. is an Oregon-based aviation company with longstanding ties to the CIA.
Its huge Evergreen Maintenance Center in Arizona was bought from the Agency, which offered the property to no-one else. In 1980 an Evergreen plane flew the recently deposed Shah of Iran from Panama to Egypt, hours before the Panamanian government was due to receive an extradition request from the new government in Tehran.
Giving rides to dictators is something of a specialty for the company - it also allowed El Salvador’s President Duarte to use its helicopter, which was officially in the country to help repair power lines.
And according to a series of articles in The Oregonian in 1988, Evergreen’s owner and founder Delford M. Smith,
The Dark History
In 1976 Senator Frank Church submitted CIA General Counsel Lawrence Houston to intense grilling over the Agency’s questionable and illegal operation of proprietary air transport services.
At that time, Houston admitted that the CIA had routinely used the United States Postal Service and the U.S. Forrest Service as covers for covert activities.
Houston admitted that The Forest Service had been infiltrated by CIA and that CIA shared an address with the Forrest Service’s Air Research and Development unit on Kent Street in Alexandria, VA.
Evergreen Air - A Long History of Suspicious ActivitiesImplicated in a plan to blow up New York City
An alleged plot to blow up the pipeline and tanks that feed jet fuel to John F. Kennedy international airport, in New York, was thwarted at the weekend with the arrest of a “cell” of Islamic extremists from the Caribbean.
It is claimed that the alleged plotters planned to destroy the “whole of Kennedy” in a series of explosions that would make the September 11 attack “seem small”.
Forest Service and Evergreen Air Work Hand in Hand
I had earlier looked at the U.S. Forest Service’s operations at the Pinal Air Park, Marana, Arizona and found that there was a cooperative deal between the Forest Service/Government and Evergreen Air where the Forest Service/Government allowed Evergreen to develop, under contract, the Evergreen Supertanker in exchange for allowing the planes to be used for Government Contracts during non-peak fire season.
Well, I found that in March 2007 Evergreen discontinued their Supertanker program very abruptly.
Several links will give you some of the background of the program that was being developed for fighting western wildfires.
Bill O Reilly Flys on Evergreen Air
Last night 12/18/06 on the Factor host Bill O’Reilly did a segment attacking retired newsman Dan Rather for comments about the White House and FOX News having a “different” relationship than other news networks.
O’Reilly said he is rapidly losing respect for Rather and complained that Rather is “too busy” to come on the Factor but managed to fit in an interview on CNN, where he reiterated his opinion that the two are operating in synch.
O’Reilly was adamant that there is no such relationship, yet earlier in his Talking Points Memo he had thanked Evergreen International Aviation for the fine service on O’Reilly’s trip to Iraq last week.