Los Angeles, California
Indicting The Department of Justice
Below is a letter from Rodney Stich to Attorney General John Ashcroft
regarding the September 11 hijacking. Allow me to say that I personally
know Rodney Stich who is a supporter of J.A.I.L. He was our keynote
speaker along with State Senator Don Rogers at J.A.I.L's first fundraiser
held at the AirTel Hotel in Van Nuys, CA. His credentials are impeccable,
and he is indeed an authority wherein he speaks.
What you will find below is an indictment upon the Department of Justice
covered up by the Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. The government has done
everything it could to silence Rodney, who has shown himself to be a
staunch patriot. -Ron Branson
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LETTER TO ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT
By: RODNEY STICH
From the desk of Rodney Stich
P.O. Box 5, Alamo, CA 94507;
Author of DEFRAUDING AMERICA,
DRUGGING AMERICA, &
Member Association Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO)
Association of National Security Alumni
International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI)
Lawyers Pilots Bar Association (LPBA)
Former FAA air safety investigator Former airline captain and Navy pilot
Google.com search engine: "Rodney Stich"
October 2, 2001
U.S. Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530 Certified mail: 7000 1670 0012 2751 8650
Reference: Response to your request for information related to September
11, 2001 terrorist activities
To Mr. Ashcroft:
As a former federal air safety inspector-investigator for the Federal
Aviation Administration and a confidant to many present and former
federal agents, I have acquired a great amount of knowledge and evidence
relating to the September 11 deadly hijackings and related matters.
For the purpose of this letter, reference is to the terrorist threat and
how a culture within certain federal agencies aided and abetted and
insured the success of the hijackers on September 11, 2001, and future
For credibility, I am a former federal inspector-investigator for the
Federal Aviation Administration; a former airline pilot with significant
piloting experience in the Middle East, carrying Muslim and Arab
passengers to Mecca and Medina from various parts of the Middle East;
years of contacts with federal agents who conveyed considerable
information to me-including agents of the FBI, DEA, Customs, and CIA,
including former heads of secret CIA airlines and CIA financial
operations who had information relating to terrorists.
The success of the hijackers on September 11th, and many prior fatal
hijackings, would not have occurred if the corruption that I documented
did not exist. These conditions still exist and will undoubtedly play a
key role in future terrorist attacks and other adverse actions against
the people of the United States. This letter provides highlights of this
misconduct and makes a record that you and your office have been informed
of these matters. ....
While I was an FAA air safety inspector-investigator, holding federal air
safety responsibilities for the most senior program at United Airlines,
during a period of numerous airline crashes, I documented a pattern of
misfeasance, malfeasance, nonfeasance, and corruption within the Federal
Among the areas of FAA misconduct were pressure and threats against
federal air safety inspectors not to report or act upon major air safety
and even criminal activities, despite the repeated occurrence of fatal
airline crashes due to these problems; refusal to act upon reports
requiring changes to prevent hijackings that I and other federal air
safety inspectors made, and many other areas of major air safety
violations for which the FAA had a legal duty to take corrective action.
Compounding this misconduct, inspectors making these reports were
harassed and threatened, their official reports destroyed, and their
lives and careers adversely affected. This is the deadly culture that
resulted in many fatal airline crashes, including the prior airline crash
into New York City, by United Airlines, that was the world's worst air
disaster at that time.
The cover-up of the corruption within the FAA made possible the
continuation of the federal offenses and the associated fatalities. The
September 11, 2001, tragedies with over 6,000 deaths were simply another
consequence of the internal FAA problems and the cover-up of
these problems by Justice Department personnel.
I documented these FAA offenses while I was an FAA inspector, and proved
their relationship to several specific airline crashes, which included
the earlier United Airlines crash into New York City. The hard-core
corrupt and criminal misconduct within the FAA, going into the FAA
administrator's office, can be associated with years of specific airline
crashes, and constitutes substantial evidence showing how it insured the
success of the September 11, 2001, air tragedies.
Throughout this period of fraud-related air tragedies, Justice Department
personnel repeatedly blocked efforts to expose these serious federal
offenses, thereby aiding and abetting the FAA misconduct, which in turn
insured the success of the hijacking terrorists. The available evidence
supports this relationship. And now, the same Justice Department is
covering up for the wrongdoings that in this latest instance took the
lives of 6,000 people!
Highlights Of FAA Corruption Making Possible Major Air Disasters
In my role as a federal air safety inspector, assisted by many years of
experience as an airline captain, navy flight instructor, and navy patrol
plane commander in World War II, I made numerous reports and the required
corrective actions addressing air safety and criminal violations
affecting air safety. Many of these reports required prompt corrective
actions for which the FAA had responsibility to act. In almost every
case, the reports that I and other inspectors made were ignored, despite
the pattern of resulting fatal airline crashes.
Nonfeasance Compounded By Tragedy-Related Criminal Misconduct
The reaction to these official reports included (1) warnings not to
submit such reports as the office would look bad when airline accidents
resulted from the problems; (2) felony destruction of the official
reports which were often followed by resulting fatal airline crashes; (3)
threats, harassment, and retaliatory actions against federal air safety
inspectors when the officially required reports continued to be made. ....
The actions I took, which started initially in addressing the corruption
blocking the federal government from meeting its air safety
responsibilities, included the following:
ï¿½ I acted as an independent prosecutor, conducting a
four-month-long FAA hearing during which I obtained testimony and
considerable evidence showing this culture of malfeasance, misfeasance,
nonfeasance, corruption, and during the hearing, perjury and subornation
of perjury. Two fatal crashes occurred in my area of responsibilities
during that hearing that were caused by the very same air safety
problems and criminal activities that I documented. Transcripts and
available to show this relationship.
ï¿½ I reported these federal offenses to the National
Safety Board (Bureau of air safety in the CAB at that time), to the FBI,
to several U.S. attorneys, and then to the Department of Justice in
Washington. Possibly because of the gravity of the criminal activities
and the direct relationship to many fatal airline crashes, the response
was a cover-up and obstruction of justice.
ï¿½ This response made possible the continuation of the air
and criminal violations, and as expected, a continuation of the
resulting crashes and deaths. (These matters are detailed and documented
in the third edition of Unfriendly Skies.)
ï¿½ Seeking to circumvent the obstruction of justice, I
before a federal grand jury in Denver. Although individual jurors
admitted the gravity of what I was stating, the blockage by the U.S.
attorney kept the jury from taking any action.
ï¿½ As a federal agent, I filed formal complaints with FBI
J. Edgar Hoover, and encountered a pattern of cover-ups and false
ï¿½ Refusing to be a part of the criminal activities in the
resigned from the FAA. As the air disasters continued to occur from the
FAA culture, I exercised other federal remedies. I filed the first of
several lawsuits in Ninth Circuit federal courts seeking to report the
criminal activities to a federal judge under the federal crime reporting
statute and under a citizen's right to seek a court order forcing
federal officials to perform their legal duties and to halt their
unlawful conduct. District and
appellate judges admitted the gravity of the allegations made in the
lawsuit, but after U.S. attorneys filed motions to block the lawsuits,
they were dismissed. These dismissals were followed by even worse air
disasters due to the same FAA culture.
ï¿½ Seeking to circumvent the massive cover-ups and
justice, I used my considerable assets to make the public aware of this
pattern of corruption by people in key government positions. I authored
and published the first edition of Unfriendly Skies, (which is now in
its third edition). I also started appearing as a guest and expert on
hundreds of radio and television shows. These activities were funded by
my real estate investments and threatened to expose people in key positions in
the three branches of the federal government.
Discovering Other Areas Of Corruption In Government
As my books and radio and television appearances became known, other
government agents provided me information and documentation on still
other areas of corruption in government that could be expected on the
basis of the corruption that I discovered as a federal inspector.
The gravity of the additional information and documentation caused me to
again exercise the responsibilities under the federal crime reporting
statute (Title 18 U.S.C. ï¿½ 4) to report these matters to federal judges,
who had the mandatory responsibility to receive the information and
evidence. Their reaction would eventually insure the success of the
September 11, 2001, hijackers:
ï¿½ Federal judges repeatedly refused to receive the data
evidence that I and my group of other former and present federal agents
sought to report. These federal offenses included the documented
corruption in the FAA and by people in other key government positions.
These corrupt and criminal activities and the standard obstruction of
justice offenses are described in three books: Unfriendly Skies,
Defrauding America, and Drugging America.
ï¿½ Federal judges issued unlawful and unconstitutional
barring me, for the remainder of my life, from access to the district
and appellate courts. These orders (1) blocked the reporting of these
criminal activities, and (2) blocked me from defending against judicial
acts that corruptly seized the $10 million in real estate that funded my
exposure of the criminal and corrupt activities. (Further information
about the actions taken to block my exposure of the criminal activities
and the involvement of federal judges can be found in a pending federal
lawsuit at the Internet site:
ï¿½ When I discovered other criminal activities from
agents and sought to report these matters, as required under the federal
crime reporting statute, Justice Department prosecutors and federal
judges charged me with criminal contempt of court (on the basis that I
had been barred for the remainder of my life from federal court access).
From 1986 to 1995, these two groups had me charged me with criminal
contempt of court for attempting to report these criminal activities.
This retaliation, for reporting matters that made the World Trade Center
1993 bombing and September 11, 2001, hijackings possible reflects the
role of Justice Department personnel and federal judges in the
corruption that made possible the death of 6,000 people on September 11,
and made possible other crimes against the American people by persons
acting under cover of government positions.
Justice Department Corruption Aided Funding Of Terrorist Cells
Justice Department misconduct aided and abetted various terrorist cells
located in the New Jersey and New York areas which were later implicated
in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the September 11, 2001,
hijackings. Details of these activities, as provided to me by government
agents, are found in the book I wrote, Drugging America. The book
describes how Justice Department personnel blocked federal agents from
arresting people whose drug activities funded terrorist cells, some of
which subsequently bombed the World Trade Center in 1993 and the cells
who planned to place bombs on 11 U.S. airliners departing from Far East
Evidence indicates that some of these same terrorist cells, protected by
Justice Department personnel, were responsible for the September 11,
2001, hijackings. Further aid to the hijackers was the corrupt culture in
the FAA that had been covered-up by Justice Department personnel for
decades, as proven by my letters and judicial records.
In addition to blocking the drug-related funding of the terrorists,
Justice Department personnel falsely charged, prosecuted, and brought
about the imprisonment of the head of a federal drug task force who was
targeting the drug activities that funded the terrorist cells. My attempt
to report these activities under the federal crime reporting statute was
blocked by federal judges and Justice Department personnel, who then
retaliated against me for seeking to make these reports.
(Details in my three books and on the web sites:
FBI and CIA Personnel Making SAM Missiles Available to Afghan Terrorists
Another of the many areas of misconduct involving Justice Department
personnel-which provided further aid to the terrorist groups-occurred in
1995. General Rashid Dostum, head of one of the groups constituting the
Afghanistan Northern Alliance, who was fighting Osama bin Laden and
fighting to keep the Taliban from taking control of Afghanistan, offered
to provide the United States with several dozen surface-to-air missiles
and possibly as many as 100. Negotiations arising out of this offer
occurred in Los Angeles and involved CIA and FBI personnel, and a friend
of mine who was at one time the titular head of a secret CIA financial
operation based in Hawaii. It was also known that Afghan terrorists were
bidding on these missiles, which could be expected to be used against
These contacts with a key fighting group in northern Afghanistan provided
the United States an excellent opportunity to obtain their cooperation to
fight the Afghan terrorists, including Osama bin Laden, and prevent the
Taliban group from taking control of Afghanistan.
FBI and CIA personnel involved in the Los Angeles negotiations refused to
accept the surface-to-air missiles and refused to cooperate with General
Dostum. This CIA and FBI conduct caused my CIA source great concern for
subsequent missile attacks upon U.S. airliners from surface to air
missiles that would be obtained by Afghan terrorists, including the Osama
bin Laden al Quida group. ....
Withholding this information from the public keeps the same culture, the
same people, the same adversaries, in the decision-making process as the
United States seeks to prevent more terrorist activities!
Withholding this information protects those whose corrupt acts played a
key role in the 6,000 recent deaths and the incalculable financial and
other harm inflicted upon the United States. The people perpetrating
these acts that insured the success of the hijackers are also adversaries
to America and its people.
Protecting them subverts the process necessary by America to defend
against the terrorist threat. Based upon the 40 years of documented
Justice Department misconduct, the same cover-up can be expected to
continue, which will insure further harm to the American people.