Head of the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association Goes Missing
Julia Davis, LA Homeland Security Examiner, March 11th, 2011
Concerned whistleblowers and family members of the former United Airlines Pilot Captain Dan Hanley report that this outspoken whistleblower advocate has seemingly vanished 3 weeks ago. Dan Hanley has been actively serving as the national public spokesperson of the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association for the last 7 years.
Captain Hanley’s and the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association Facebook pages with over 10,000 friends have disappeared and the Association’s official website, http://www.airline-whistleblowers.org/, has been “frozen”.
Until his recent disappearance, Captain Dan Hanley maintained constant contact with fellow whistleblowers and concerned citizens through his frequent Internet postings, blog talk radio, Linked-In, Twitter, via e-mail and through the Whistleblowing Airline Employees Association website. The grassroots good government and legal reform advocacy group known as POPULAR awarded its bi-annual “Restore Integrity Award” to Captain Hanley for his “relentless advocacy to ultimately keep the skies safe for millions of air travelers.”
The skies suddenly went dark for Captain Hanley, when his persistent whistleblower campaigning and supportive communications with members of the Association were abruptly halted. Fellow whistleblowers are deeply concerned, stating, “This is not sitting well with us.”
Prior to his disappearance, Captain Dan Hanley was featured in an episode of “Whistleblowers – The Untold Stories” – an upcoming TV show, filmed by Fleur De Lis Film Studios:
During his extensive interview, Dan Hanley, a former Naval aviator, described how his career was destroyed in retaliation for blowing the whistle to protect the safety of millions of air travelers.
In addition to the TV Series, Fleur De Lis Film Studios completed and released the most controversial feature documentary of 2011, entitled “The Terror Within”.
Managers of the Fleur De Lis Film Studios are no strangers to whistleblower retaliation. Subsequently with the recent release of their highly controversial projects, company’s producers have had their websites “suspended” by the U.S. Marshals at the directive of Federal Judge Alvin Howard Matz, subjected to continuous surveillance by the Department of Homeland Security’s ICE and CBP, as well as the DEA and the IRS. Interestingly enough, Robert Bonner (whose corruption has been exposed within the documentary) served as the head of the DEA and as the Commissioner for Customs and Border Protection. Matz and Bonner are friends and colleagues for many years.
In these dark ages for American whistleblowers, the government resorts to any means at their disposals to crush careers, ruin reputations and destroy lives, in order to hide government corruption from public scrutiny. With the advent of the Patriot Act and the introduction of the Enemy Belligerent Bill, all outspoken advocates for constitutional rights and freedoms are at risk of being silenced – perhaps, permanently.