Archive for October 10th, 2007


Conspiracy Theory

About two weeks ago it was widely reported that a Gulfstream II jet crashed in southern Mexico in the state of Yucat√°n. There was repotedly almost 4 tons of Columbian cocaine on board that was en route to an “infamous Mexican drug cartel”. The authority, who made this observation and spoke on condition of anonymity, was with the Federal Attorney General’s Office of Mexico. The pilot, Edik Munoz Sanchez, survived the crash and claimed that the “cocaine belonged to alleged Sinaloa drug cartel chief Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who escaped from federal prison in 2001 and is Mexico’s most-wanted drug lord.” But wait, there’s more.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said Drug Enforcement Administration agents were sent to assist because the plane has a U.S. registration number and because of the case’s potential cross-border nature. And why is it so important that the plane has a U.S. registration number (N987SA)? The plan appears to have changed hands twice in recent weeks and is now owned by a company called Donna Blue Aircraft, Inc. In previous flights, this particular aircraft has flown to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. That takes some fairly hefty pull to get clearance approved given the heavily restricted airspace. But wait, there’s more!

Some folks decided to have a look at the address listed for Donna Blue in Coconut Creek, Florida and found it to be an empty office suite with a blank sign. That’s a bit curious. Butters Development, the leasing agent for the complex, did not return telephone inquiries. However, parked out in front of said empty office suite, there were a half-dozen generic unmarked police cruisers. Hmmm… Head on over to the Donna Blue website and have a look (if it gets taken down, use the Wayback Machine). Apparently, there’s a compelling customer testimonial from John Doe at 415.555.5555.

 Who will write the next chapter?