[Rushtalk] D.B. Cooper

Steven Laib slaib at att.net
Sun Feb 4 06:42:45 MST 2018


I’m with Tom

> On Feb 3, 2018, at 5:26 AM, Tom Matiska <tom.matiska at att.net> wrote:
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> I think he did not survive the jump.  Except for the small amount of money recovered from the river,  most of the money was lost to the elements and never spent.  DB never lived to know what Iran Contra was.  Somebody not named DB got some kicks writing the letters.   ...But.... that does not sell books.   Conspiracies do sell, but I don't buy them that easily.  Tom
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> On Fri, 2/2/18, John Quayle <blueoval57 at verizon.net> wrote:
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> Subject: [Rushtalk] D.B. Cooper
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> Date: Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:54 PM
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>       ‘Flat-Out Lying’: DB
>         Cooper Hijacking Case Just Got a New Plot Twist
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>         By Jonathan
> Pincus
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>         February 1, 2018 at 4:34pm
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>       Another wrinkle has been added to the already
> perplexing
>         mystery surrounding the D.B. Cooper hijacking case
> of 1971.
>       A documentary filmmaker named Thomas Colbert
> claimed Thursday
>         he believes the mysterious man to be a black ops CIA
> operative
>         potentially involved with Iran-Contra whose identity
> has been
>         suppressed by federal agents.
>       Colbert recruited a 40-person team to help him
> decipher the
>         identity of the mysterious criminal who in 1971
> hijacked a
>         Northwest Orient Boeing 727 and parachuted out the
> back of the
>         plane with $200,000 in ransom money.
> 
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>       In January, Colbert revealed to the Seattle
> Post-Intelligencer
>         that the number “717171684” found on the bottom
> of the letter
>         came from an Army veteran named Robert W. Rackstraw
> who is
>         reportedly still alive and residing in San
> Diego.
>       Colbert revealed that his team came to this
> conclusion after
>         utilizing information gathered from a code breaker
> who studied
>         the five letters allegedly drafted by Cooper.
>        TRENDING: FISA
> Memo Released
> 
>       “The new decryptions include a dare to agents,
> directives to
>         apparent partners, and a startling claim that is
> followed by
>         Rackstraw’s own initials: If captured, he expects
> a
>         get-out-of-jail card from a federal spy agency,”
> Colbert stated
>         in a Thursday media release.
>       The investigator also noted that multiple people
> who knew
>         Rackstraw came forward and claimed that he had
> connections to
>         the CIA.
> 
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>       Another investigator on Colbert’s team revealed
> that other
>         evidence gathered throughout the investigation shows
> that the
>         FBI deliberately tried to keep the case a
> mystery.
>       “As we suspected, records show the Bureau has
> been
>         stonewalling, covering up evidence and flat-out
> lying for
>         decades,” the investigator told The
> Oregonian.
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> you believe Thomas
>           Colbert’s claims?
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>     As noted by Fox News, Colbert believes that the
> nine-digit code
>       found at the bottom of the letter may have been an
> attempt by
>       Cooper to notify other conspirators that he was still
> alive after
>       the heist.
>     The investigator claims that the number is a
> reference to three
>       units in the Army that Rackstraw had connections to
> during his
>       time in the military.
> 
> 
>     However, a former FBI agent believes that the idea of
> Colbert
>       utilizing coding techniques is somewhat far-fetched,
> but that
>       Rackstraw might be the culprit.
>     “I think the coding thing is remarkable, but I’m
> a hard skeptic,”
>       Dorwin Schreuder, a former FBI agent told the Seattle
> PI in
>       January. “The circumstances of those codes being
> what Tom says
>       they are, that he says nobody but him would know these
> units and
>       these figures, if it’s true that’s pretty hard to
> argue against.
>       Rackstraw might be his guy.”
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> 
>     Schreuder worked on the Cooper case back in the
> 1980s, Fox News
>       reported.
>     The fifth and final letter was released by the FBI in
> November
>       2017 through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.
> 
> 
>     In the letter, Cooper explained why he believed
> authorities would
>       never be able to capture him.
>     “I didn’t rob Northwest Orient because I thought
> it would be
>       romantic, heroic or any of the other euphemisms that
> seem to
>       attach themselves to situations of high risk,” the
> mysterious
>       hijacker allegedly wrote in the fifth and final
> letter.
>     The statement continued: “My life has been one of
> hate, turmoil,
>       hunger and more hate, this seemed to be the fastest
> and most
>       profitable way to gain a few fast grains of peace of
> mind.
>     “I don’t blame people for hating me for what
> I’ve done nor do I
>       blame anybody for wanting me to be caught and
> punished, though
>       this can never happen.”
> 
> 
>     In an almost prophetic fashion, he went on to note
> that
>       authorities would have trouble finding him because he
> “left no
>       fingerprints” and is “not a boasting man,” among
> other things.
>     He ended the letter by stating that he is not a
> violent person.
>     “As a matter of fact I’ve never even received a
> speeding ticket,”
>       Cooper concluded.
>     As noted by Seattle PI, the case of D.B. Cooper is
> the only
>       unsolved incident of air piracy in U.S. history.
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