The Path to 9/11: PART 17 – Raytheon, E-Systems & the Return of Washington Group International

By Alex Constantine
(Most of this section was posted under the heading, ""Lexington Comair Crash (Part 39)" on January 11, 2007.)

RAYTHEON, translation: "LIGHT FROM THE GODS" ...

CEO: William H. Swanson
Military contracts 2005: $9.1 billion

From Demopedia

Raytheon Company had an office on the 91st floor of WTC2, above the impact area, yet suffered no casualties. ... Raytheon had also been hit with millions of dollars in fines for padding costs of equipment it sold to the US military ...

From: David Hoffman in San Francisco
(Thnx to Virginia McCullough)

... Raytheon also has a hush-hush subsidiary, E-Systems, whose clients include the CIA and NSA.

E-Systems figures *B*I*G* in the entire netherworld of secretly/illegally/illegitimately funded, "black budget" covert projects conducted by shadowy intelligence and military agency factions of the (covert) federal government. The vast majority of the activities conducted by these groups E-Systems contracts their services to are extremely malevolent, highly damaging to our "inalienable" human rights and highly supportive of a massive panoply of pro-globalist, pro-New World Order agendas.

Of particular note to us is the fact that E-Systems has been DIRECTLY involved to a tremendous extent in the development and production of exceptionally sophisticated electromagnetic and electronic mind control/manipulation/modification technologies and equipment for use by these clandestine, proto-fascistic secret government groups. ...

E-Systems has collaborated with the US intelligence community, including the military and the CIA, since 1947. As their press release states: "E-Systems continued to be a leader in reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence systems, supporting programs that remain critical to maintaining the peace."

Richardson, a former E-Systems employee, writes: "I have government documents showing government investigators found approximately one hundred million dollars in rip-offs at E-Systems and estimated the total rip-offs at 25 to 30% of all contracts which is approximately THREE BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

"I also have court testimony where the Northeast Texas Drug Interdiction Task Force admitted knowing about the drug smuggling through E-Systems. Government aircraft on contracts let by AFSOC (Air Force Special Operations Command) was allegedly involved."

Richardson has suffered several attempts on his life, as well as numerous death threats and break-ins. As Richardson writes: "There was an attempt to blow me up back in 87 when I first went to the government.... The [Air Force] Colonel gave our names to the company as well as the information
after promising to keep it in confidence.... He also stated to me in his most menacing voice that 'I was messing with hundreds of millions of dollars and was in more danger than I had ever been in my life' (!) this was Col Manning Crump at the time Commander of Det2 at E-Systems! He later admitted under oath going to work for E-Systems before he retired and was still based at E-Systems...."

This is highly significant, since President Reagan's Executive Order 12333, which "privatized" covert intelligence operations, placed them out of the scrutiny of Congress and nosy FOIA requesters. Not surprisingly, Ted Shackley, Bill Casey, and George Bush reportedly attended the December 5, 1980 meeting to draft E.O. 12333, which states:

"Agencies within the Intelligence Community are authorized to enter into contracts or arrangements for the provision of goods or services with private companies or institutions in the United States and need not reveal the sponsorship of such contracts or arrangements for authorized intelligence purposes."

There were five other whistleblowers at E-Systems. E-Systems employee Michele Cooper had gone to Danny James - Revell's subordinate - of the National Security Section of the FBI who threatened to file charges on her in retaliation. Cooper subsequently had her son killed, then she was killed. ...

Richardson has told me about numerous other deaths connected to the case.

Soon after we began talking to Richardson, my attorney had his office broken into - twice. The first time, they broke into his file storage locker, took off his lock, and replaced it with a very high-tech looking lock. The building manager had no idea where it came from.

The second time, they left him a tape recording of a conversation between two unidentified men with with his voice dubbed onto it. The implication being that he had illegally recorded a phone conversation, and if he doesn't back off, they'll take him down for violation of wire statutes.

The same day I started talking to Richardson, my computer went down - hard - so hard I had to take it into a shop.

Yesterday morning I walked out to find all my tires slashed! Richardson told me that two people connected with his case also had their tires slashed.

He also told me that one of "Buck" Revell's relatives works at E-Systems. A call to E-Systems confirmed that they have an employee named Michael A. Revell. ...

Aircraft support for drug-enforcement activities become a part of E-Systems' work after it bought up Air Asia, the CIA's aircraft repair and maintenance facility in Taiwan in 1975. Until E-Systems took it over, AIR ASIA provided support for AIR AMERICA, the CIA's covert airline that ferried arms, heroin and opium in Indo-China during the Vietnam War, according to the British reporter Christopher Robbins, who wrote the authoritative account of the airline's history in 1979.

Immediately after acquiring Air Asia, E-Systems won a contract to maintain planes for the U.S.-funded Operation CONDOR in Mexico. Condor monitored drug trafficking in the state of Sinaloa in the mid-1970s.

A 1985 U.S. congressional study found that the contract was ''a shambles ... There are no adequate records to indicate how the funds have been and are being spent.'' The study also cited incidents of planes being used for joy rides. Peter Dale Scott and Jonathon Marshall, authors of ''Cocaine Politics,'' say that the Condor operation ''succeeded in filling the jails with hapless peasants ... but failed to arrest a single drug trafficker.''

E-Systems paid $4.2 million in 1994 to settle a lawsuit brought by Carlos Uribe, a man in El Paso, Texas, on the Mexican border. Uribe charged that an E-Systems employee, Truett Burney, accidentally murdered Uribe's wife in a hotel room when his gun went off in an adjoining room in September, 1991. Burney's lawyers said he was helping install ''top secret listening devices'' on suspected drug traffickers at the time.

E-Systems has a murky history as a military contractor also. The first time the company appeared in the news was when it was sued by the widow of an employee who was killed in a 1971 crash of an Air Force plane sent to spy on a French nuclear test.

In the early 1970s, E-Systems won the contract to install communication gear on Air Force One, the U.S. president's plane. This led to similar contracts for the heads of state of Iran, Israel, Nigeria, Malaysia, Romania and Saudi Arabia.

E-Systems has since built the ''Doomsday Plane,'' an airborne command post for the Pentagon and the White House in the event of a nuclear attack.

In 1977, during the height of the ''dirty war'' in Argentina, E-Systems won a contract to supply ''Wheelbarrow'' systems -- a radio transmitter that detonates explosives by remote control -- to the Argentine police. In August 1990, E-Systems pleaded guilty to criminal charges of falsifying results on tactical field radios manufactured at its Florida factories. The company paid out almost $3 million in fines to settle the charges. 

* Source:

Raytheon involved in 9/11 ???

... Raytheon was the 5th biggest government contractor in 2003 and 2004. (of interest are the other companies listed as well).

As one the the biggest military contractor both in America and in the world, Raytheon develloped and introduced the very first remotely controlled and pilot-less Airliner just a couple of months before 9-11 according to an August 2001 article in the USA Today (by the way, the said article may have been removed from the USA Today archives as of one month ago, for a free copy contact )

Interestingly enough, on 9-11 Raytheon lost five of their high ranking employees. As details of the passengers on the four hijacked flights emerge, some are shown to have curious connections to the defense company Raytheon, and possibly its Global Hawk pilotless aircraft program (see 1998 (D) and August 2001).

1) Stanley Hall (Flight 77) was director of program management for Raytheon Electronics Warfare. One Raytheon colleague calls him "our dean of electronic warfare." [AP, 9/25/01]

2) Peter Gay (Flight 11) was Raytheon's Vice President of Operations for Electronic Systems and had been on special assignment to a company office in El Segundo, Calif. [AP, 9/25/01] Raytheon's El Segundo's Electronic Systems division is one of two divisions making the remote controlled Global Hawk. [ISR Journal, 3/02]

3) Kenneth Waldie (Flight 11) was a senior quality control engineer for Raytheon's electronic systems.

4) David Kovalcin (Flight 11) was a senior mechanical engineer for Raytheon's electronic systems. [CNN, 9/01]

5) Herbert Homer (Flight 175) was a corporate executive working with the Department of Defense. [CNN, 9/01, Northeastern University Voice, 12/11/01]

Raytheon employees with possible links to Global Hawk can be connected to three of the four flights. There may be more, since many of the passengers' jobs and personal information have remained anonymous.

A surprising number of passengers, especially on Flight 77, have military connections. For instance, William E. Caswell was a Navy scientist whose work was so classified that his family knew very little about what he did each day. Says his mother, "You just learn not to ask questions." [Chicago Tribune, 9/16/01]

So, now we have a major player in the military which stands to make millions, if not billions with the wars resulting from 9-11, we also know Raytheon to be responsible for the developement of Global Hawk and remotely-piloted airliners. But so it happens, five of their employees were allegedly all on board the four airplanes. But it gets better, much better. You remember those Saudi royalties and Bin Laden relatives flown out of the country just a couple of days following 9-11 when no one else was allowed to fly?

They were flown out of the country directly from a Raytheon owned airfield according to The St-Petersburg Times. Just as coincidence would have it, 15 of the 19 alleged terrorists were Saudi nationals according to The Washington Times. That's right my friends, none from Iraq or Afghanistan but mostly from Saudi Arabia.

Did Raytheon have any involment with the 9-11 events?

It should be added that Raytheon has gained over $8.5 billions in government military contracts in 2004, nearly double that of pre 9/11 years!
UA93 Co-Pilot LeRoy Homer

In the fall of 1983, LeRoy entered the Air Force Academy, and graduated with the Class of 1987, 31st Squadron. After completing pilot training in 1988, he was assigned to McGuire AFB in New Jersey, flying the C-141B Starlifter. While on active duty, LeRoy served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and later supported operations in Somalia. He received many commendations, awards and medals during his military career. In 1993, he was named the 21st Air Force Aircrew Instructor of the Year. LeRoy achieved the rank of Captain before his honorable discharge from active duty in 1995.

LeRoy continued his military career as a reservist, initially as an instructor pilot with the 356th Airlift Squadron at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, then subsequently as an Academy Liaison Officer, recruiting potential candidates for both the Air Force Academy and the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. During his time with the Reserves, he achieved the rank of Major.

LeRoy continued his flying career by joining United Airlines in May 1995. His first assignment was Second Officer on the B727. He then upgraded to First Officer on the B757/767 in 1996, where he remained until September 11, 2001.
On September 11, 2001, LeRoy was flying with Captain

Jason Dahl on United Flight 93. Based on information from several sources that day, we know LeRoy and Jason were the first to fight against the terrorist threat to the airplane. LeRoy has received many awards and citations posthumously, for his actions on Flight 93, including the Congress Of Racial Equality - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference - Drum Major for Justice Award and the Westchester County Trailblazer Award.

The widow of Leroy W. Homer Jr., copilot of United Airlines Flight 93, says that the Bush administration was "responsible for 9/11":

October 19, 2004, Associated Press

Flight 93 Widow Protests Bush Visit
by Geoff Mulvihill

... Homer, a Canadian citizen, cannot vote in the presidential election, but she has clear feelings about Bush's record on terrorism.

"I do believe that the President and his administration were responsible for Sept. 11," said Homer, who lives in Evesham. ...
Insider Trading

Pre-9/11 Put Options on Companies Hurt by Attack Indicates Foreknowledge
Financial transactions in the days before the attack suggest that certain individuals used foreknowledge of the attack to reap huge profits. 1   The evidence of insider trading includes: ... Huge surge in purchases of call options of stock of a weapons manufacturer expected to gain from the attack -- Raytheon
Raytheon, maker of Patriot and Tomahawk missiles, saw its stock soar immediately after the attack. Purchases of call options on Raytheon stock increased sixfold on the day before the attack.

A Raytheon option that makes money if shares are more than $25 each had 232 options contracts traded on the day before the attacks, almost six times the total number of trades that had occurred before that day. A contract represents options on 100 shares. Raytheon shares soared almost 37 percent to $34.04 during the first week of post-attack U.S. trading. 13
Raytheon has been fined millions of dollars inflating the costs of equipment it sells the US military. Raytheon has a secretive subsidiary, E-Systems, whose clients have included the CIA and NSA. 14
Flight 11:

Peter Gay was Raytheons Vice President of Operations for Electronic Systems and had been on special assignment to a company office in El Segundo, Calif.

This division is one of two divisions making the Global Hawk. (ISR Journal, 3/02)

Kenneth Waldie was a senior quality control engineer for Raytheons electronic systems.

David Kovalcin was a senior mechanical engineer for Raytheons electronic systems.

Flight 175:
Herbert Homer was a corporate executive working with the Department of Defense.

And for some very strange reasons he was listed for several days as having died in the while working in the Pentagon.

Flight 77:
Stanley Hall was director of program management for Raytheon Electronics Warfare.
One Raytheon colleague calls him "our dean of electronic warfare."

Charles S. Falkenberg:
He worked on "EOS Webster" a mapping system which provides Landsat Images, which are part of the mapping system for the Global Hawk technology.

For detailed info on Raytheon and Global Hawk:
Ewing2001's encyclopedia:

Raytheon is working on Global Hawk piloltless aircraft program.

Now, if this is not coincidental enough for you:

What are the odds that Raytheon also had one office in the WTC2?
(AP, 9/11/01)

It was located in 91st floor in WTC2.
Raytheon shared the floor with Washington Group and Gibbs & Hill.

While 13 employees of Washington Group died

None died of Raytheon and Gibbs&Hill:

This is rather surprising as after the hit of the second plane only four person survived who were above the 78th floor where the plane hit.

And the 91st might be significant in another way:
"every person believed to be above the 91st floor died: 1,344."

The 91st floor was the line between life and death in the WTC tower opposite to Raytheon's office.
Or in other words:
The first plane hit the WTC1 in the 91st floor.

Strange, these coincidences...

Mon Oct 10 2005, 06:24PM

WTC 7 Tenant list, excerpts:
(complete list on page 2 of )

26-27 Standard Chartered Bank
26 Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Department of Defense (DoD)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
24 Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
23 Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
9-10 US Secret Service

Also, Blackstone Group Inc. took over the mortgage of WTC7 in autumn 2000, which could point on another Raytheon connection.

Blackstone, meanwhile part of Northrop Grumman/TRW and Raytheon are both one of the TOP 5 military contractors of DoD.

Business as usual -- 9/11 and the fall of America
By Jerry Mazza
Online Journal Associate Editor
May 26, 2006

Raytheon, maker of Patriot and Tomahawk missiles, watched its stock take off after the attacks. Purchases of call options contracts on Raytheon stock increased sixfold on September 10, 2001.

The Raytheon option contracts made money, if shares were more than $25 each. The price zoomed up nearly 37 percent to $34.04 during the first week after post 9/11 trading.

Parenthetically, Raytheon had also been hit with millions of dollars in fines for padding costs of equipment it sold to the US military. Raytheon also has a hush-hush subsidiary, E-Systems, whose clients include the CIA and NSA, the latter about to make a hostile takeover of the other.

US: CEOs with Defense Firms Double Salaries Since 9/11

The chief executives of the defense industry's largest companies have doubled their paychecks since 9/11 and the War on Terrorism began -- far greater than the average 7 percent growth for all corporate CEOs.

by Bryan Bender, The Boston Globe
August 30th, 2005

... Compensation for William H. Swanson, chief executive of Raytheon Company in Waltham, more than doubled to $5.3 million over his predecessor Dan Burnham's salary in 2001, according to the study by the Institute for Policy Studies, a liberal Washington think tank. ...
This is rather surprising as after the hit of the second plane only four person survived who were above the 78th floor where the plane hit.

And the 91st might be significant in another way:

"every person believed to be above the 91st floor died: 1,344."

The 91st floor was the line between life and death in the WTC tower opposite to Raytheon's office.

Or in other words: The first plane hit the WTC1 in the 91st floor.

Strange, these coincidences...

Homer's flight with Dick Cheney's envoy
From Lt. Col. Derek Green
Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

"...Remember our days at McGuire Air Force Base... Remember that mission we flew to Russia? We were the third C-141 ever allowed to fly into Tblisi, Georgia, and we were carrying Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney's envoy....

...Thanks my brother. I'll miss you...."

...the other "Homer" from "Flight 93"
(so far unestablished, if related). Co-pilot Homer was afro-american.

Melodie Homer: US Gov "responsibility"
October 2004

"I do believe that the President and his administration were responsible for Sept. 11..."

Peter A. Gay was one of the few passengers from AA 11 who was not only identfied positively but without using DNA. His body was apparently in such a condition that analyses of teeth and fingerprints could be done.

And if this flight manifest is to be believed, Gay is sitting next to Abdulaziz Al Omari.

Another interesting passenger:

Raytheon reportedly successful on September 11.
Of course only a coincidence:

Aerospace Daily

September 11, 2001

Tests underway on low visibility landing system

RAYTHEON CO. and the Air Force have successfully completed the initial phase of flight testing for a system they said provides accurate and reliable landing guidance for both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft during low visibility approaches. Known as the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS), it works with GPS and is a joint Department of Defense development to provide an all weather, all mission, all user capability for the armed services.

"...Calvin Drayton, deputy operations manager of the city's Office of Emergency Management, in WTC 7, went down for coffee and ended up trapped for 30 minutes in a garage at World Financial Center.
But others were not so lucky. Among the victims that day were 74 PA staff and police, at least 60 building trades' workers, 13 employees of Washington Group International..."

The Washington Group (Defense- and Pipeline projects) oddly was later involved in a specialist post 9/11 'team', together with SH&E Group (Bechtel):
SH & E at Ground Zero

A firsthand account from the most dangerous workplace in the U.S.

"...On Sept. 12, 2001, a small group of SH&E professionals from Bechtel Group Inc., led by Stewart Burkhammer, a professional member of ASSE's National Capital Chapter, arrived in New York City to assist the city and state of New York in the emergency recovery effort...

...The SH&E group's task became one of real-time hazard identification, analysis and control...

...At its maximum, our team consisted of more than 40 practitioners.

Joined by experts from the Washington Group, the team included industrial hygienists, rigging specialists, environmental engineers, industrial and construction safety engineers, demolition safety experts and even a high-rise/commercial building safety specialist..."

More on WGI:

"...In 1996 Washington Construction merged with Morrison Knudsen, a publicly traded construction and engineering giant. From that Washington directed formation of Washington Group International, acquiring components of Westinghouse and Raytheon..."

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