Bolivian President Evo Morales recently nationalized his nation’s three main airports – La Paz, Cochabama, and Santa Cruz – taking control of the facilities from the firm Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos (SABSA) that operated the airports on behalf of the Barcelona-based company Albertis.
Morales proclaimed that the original privatization of the airports constituted «looting». Albertis demanded $90 million in compensation and threatened the Bolivian government with legal action. Spain’s neo-conservative and fascist Franco-rooted government immediately criticized Bolivia’s action as «unfriendly».
Morales took a step that many Western governments should also take. As a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, a number of companies, many linked to Israelis, have concocted security schemes that have maximized profits for select individuals…
Soon after 9/11, Americans and travelers from countries around the world were subjected to invasive searches and seizures of not weapons, but wine, liquor, shampoo, makeup, bottled water, and sanitary wipes.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a domestic U.S. internal travel control agency cobbled together and placed under the aegis of the Gestapo-like Department of Homeland Security, began issuing nonsensical travel restrictions on what airline passengers could bring on to an airplane.
However, these restrictions had little to do with security and everything to do with maximizing after-security screening retail store and kiosk profits for firms that had a close relationship with Bush administration Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, the son of Israeli Zionists: Rabbi Gershon Baruch Chertoff, a Talmudic scholar, and Livia Eisen Chertoff, El Al’s first stewardess who reportedly doubled as a Mossad agent.
Several airlines used restrictive airline security controls to maximize their own profits.
Passengers were strictly limited to carry-on bag size and, in many cases, were forced to check in their smaller bags, leaving their valuables susceptible to theft from baggage handlers previously cleared as low security risks by Israeli-owned airport security firms.
Passengers with prohibited items were also forced to pay extra fees for checked in baggage.
Key to Israeli profiteering on airline security was the Christmas Eve 2009 incident aboard Northwest Flight 253, in which a Nigerian man attempted to ignite his underpants after he was cleared for boarding without a passport at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, the security for which is handled by Israeli-owned ICTS International N.V., a firm based in the Netherlands that was founded by members of Israel’s Shin Bet security service and El Al officials.
Chertoff, who parleyed his job as Homeland Security Secretary to shill for Rapiscan Systems, the full body scanning system that images passengers’ genitalia and stores the pictures, immediately went on major U.S. television news networks calling for the use of Rapiscan technology to ensure that passengers did not have bombs placed in their underwear or even inside bodily orifices.
ICTS is believed to have allowed certain airline terrorist attacks to take place in order to maximize profits for Israeli firms and Jewish-owned businesses in other countries, including the United States.
An ICTS subsidiary, Huntleigh USA, was partially responsible for security at Boston’s Logan Airport in September 11, 2001, the day American Airlines Flight 11 took off and later plowed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
The firm was also responsible for security at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris when, in December 2001, «Al Qaeda» shoe bomber Richard Reid failed to detonate his explosive-laden sneakers on board American Airlines Flight 93 from Paris to Miami.
That incident required passengers to remove their shoes and undergo further intrusive searches.
In 2006, British police were said to have uncovered a plot, one that appeared to be more a product of Hollywood screen writers than actual terrorists, to blow up ten transatlantic flights from the United Kingdom to the United States and Canada using bombs in shampoo containers and soft drink bottles.
Immediately, passengers were banned from carrying liquids and gels on planes. However, as security standards were relaxed, passengers could buy such items in the airport after they cleared security.
Alternately, passengers could place 3.4 ounce or less containers of liquid or gel in a 1 quart clear plastic bag, with one bag per passenger (the 3-1-1 rule). One airport, Fargo, North Dakota, began charging $2 for a single plastic bag.
In the United States, supply of goods to post-security screening airport shops, kiosks, and concession stands is handled by ARAMARK Corporation, owned by Philadelphia-based Eretz Israel native and arch-Zionist and Republican Joseph Neubauer, and which saw $11 billion in sales in 2007.
ARAMARK is a major «centralized third party logistics provider».
Chertoff and Neubauer rubbed shoulders at Jewish events in Philadelphia while Chertoff served as on the bench of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia from 2003 to 2005. Neubauer is a leading member of Jewish high society in Philadelphia and a founder of the Neubauer Family Fellowships that trains future generations of rabbis.
Previously, Chertoff ran the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 2001 to 2003 and became Homeland Security Secretary in 2005. Chertoff was confirmed by the Senate in a 98-0 vote.
Not one senator dared to challenge the secretary hand-picked by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to maximize profits for Israeli security firms and Jewish-owned airport services firms in the United States.
Chertoff had the strong backing of Israel’s most trusted U.S. Senate servants: Philadelphia’s own Arlen Specter, Connecticut’s Joseph Lieberman, and New York’s Charles Schumer. It was Specter and Lieberman’s bill that created the Department of Homeland Security.
Chertoff used his position to make a fortune for his Jewish and Israeli business friends. When lighters were banned on aircraft and confiscated by TSA personnel, ARAMARK-serviced kiosks and shops at destination airports stood ready to sell lighters to tobacco-starved passengers but at a hefty price.
TSA security screeners ban drinks, food, and wine but all of these are available at secured airport concourses owned by ARAMARK and other firms with ties to Israel.
In the wake of 9/11, post-security concession space rose to 70 percent of all airport retail space. Because of TSA security rules and long screening lines, passenger dwell times decreased in pre-security areas and increased in post-security sections of airports.
Retailers quickly moved to take advantage of «captured» passengers.
Travelers who are visiting family and friends and want to bring along a gift are particularly susceptible to the greedy airport merchants who charge far beyond street prices.
Banned from outside of airports are jams and jellies, wine, liquor, beer, salsa, sauces, maple syrup, soups, and juices.
Passengers, of course, are free to buy such items, if they are available, after clearing security, from retailers that make a huge profit. Many of these are associated with ARAMARK.
TSA changes its permissible list so often, passengers simply decide to travel with the very least in the way of items they are not sure will be allowed through security.
Ready to make a killing from the passengers are the stores and kiosks that have no problem getting their goods and wares through security systems overseen by TSA and Israeli-connected airport security firms.
Starbucks Coffee is ubiquitous in post-screening airport concourses. One reason may be the fact that the firm’s CEO, Howard Schultz, received the 50th Anniversary Tribute Award from the Jerusalem Fund of Aish Ha-Torah for «playing a key role in promoting a close alliance between the United States and Israel».
In other words, American and other travelers are being robbed in the interest of security for maximized profits by a select few elite billionaires.
The scam is likely the most costly in the history of the United States, if not the entire world. At least one world leader, President Morales, has figured out the scam and is fighting back.
Wayne MADSEN | Strategic Culture Foundation