Who Is Karl Schwarz?
This just keeps on getting stranger and stranger. Previously I discussed how Loose Change, in trying to prove a 757 did not hit the Pentagon quoted a spokesman for Rolls Royce who said that he could not identify a part found at the Pentagon as being part of one of their engines. In reality all he was saying was that he was not an engineer and had no idea one way or another, but he was presented as in fact stating that it was not their engine.
So what engine did it belong to? As we continue the film our intrepid investigators go off in search of an “expert”, who can tell them.
In an article written by Karl Schwarz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Patmos Nanotechnologies LLC and I-nets Security Systems He believes that the piece is a JT8D Turbojet Engine from the US Air Force A3 Skywarrior. The piece in the FEMA photo is the front shaft bearing housing.
OK, that sounds logical, we have a respectable corporate leader in the technology industry, that sounds like a reasonable source for this information. But who exactly is Karl Schwarz, what did he write, and what are those companies he runs?
A simple Google search will turn up his self-titled website. It has an “articles” page, with plenty of conspiracy theory articles, including some addressing this topic, but none written by him on this subject. Here is an article, written by Tom Flocco, which mentions Schwarz. Maybe that is what they are talking about?
His website does include the following:
Karl W. B. Schwarz lives in Little Rock, Ark., and is the author of "One-Way Ticket to Crawford, Texas, a Conservative Republican Speaks Out." He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC and I-nets Security Systems, companies that design UAV and intelligence systems.
Patmos Nanotechnologies, LLC
Karl W. B. Schwarz
President, Chief Executive Officer
Sounds impressive, someone whose company designs UAV and intel system would know a little about the subject. So let's look up those companies. A simple web search turns up the homepage for Patmos Nanotechnologies. They claim to be conducting cutting edge research on carbon nanotubes! Although they must be on a serious budget, because they couldn’t even hire someone to fill in the default areas of their web page template, and they are located in a PO Box in Alpharetta Georgia.
A search for I-Nets Security Systems turns up absolutely nothing except references to Schwarz’s conspiracy theory work. I guess they couldn’t even afford a web page.
But luckily I am going to business school now, so I have access to all those expensive industry databases. Patmos Nanotechnologies LLC, our cutting edge technology company remarkably fails to show up anywhere, Hoover's, Factiva, Lexis/Nexis, Bloomberg… Apparently they don’t exist. That must make recruiting damn difficult.
I-Nets Security System shows up in Hoover's, and it in fact shows Mr. Schwarz as the President. He is also 1/3 of the workforce!
As best as I can tell Mr. Schwarz runs a small computer store in Little Rock Arkansas. And he may not even run that. I blacked out the phone number because apparently that number doesn’t even belong to him, and I don’t want you guys to bug the poor guy who actually does have the number.
But believe it or not, it gets even weirder from here. In 2003 this guy issued a press release announcing yet another one of his “companies”, listing the phone number of his 3 man computer store, was attempting to purchase the assets of the scandal rocked Global Crossing for $815 million! This sham company later had its charter revoked by the state of Arkansas.
But don’t fear, all you Karl Schwarz fans, our dauntless corporate leader, technologist and entrepreneur doesn’t seem to be taking his business setbacks too hard, because now he is running for President in 2008! I can’t wait to donate to his campaign.
And this is their big technical expert. Is there anyone connected with this movie who is not a complete fraud? This isn’t even the whole of it. Check out the reader’s guide for even more on this quack.