Author: Carter McLellen – Date: April 14, 2021
- History of ASCO and Roger Boas
- Connections of ASCO
What is the deal with all the historical controversy surrounding the ASCO company, located north of Brussels, Belgium, near the Zaventem airport? What is certainly known is that in the mid-1990s, Regina Louf had come forward in the wake of the Dutroux affair to testify about what she knew about the relationship between Dutroux and Nihoul. She was a victim of what she described as a black network, involving high level individuals and sordid child abuse and even murder. One of the main locations she pointed out was that ASCO factory, where she claims to have been regularly taken there, abuse and filmed, from the 1970s-1980s. Despite Regina’s testimony having been corroborated on a number of angles, the investigation into X1 (Regina) and other witnesses would be systematically dismantled from above and covered up. It more recent decades, an old Belgian Gendarme dossier was published by ISGP, which indicated ASCO, Roger Boas and his apparently close associate Paul Vanden Boeynants of being involved in a “Nebula”, headed by Felix Przedborski, which wielded tremendous economic influence in the 1970s-1980s period.
While there is ample evidence to tie together these mysterious networks, there is no way of being entirely certain on the reality of their existence. While this is admitted, those bits of evidence should still not be discarded. It may be true that nothing of what allegedly used to go on at ASCO continues today. But one wonders if the facts are true, did such networks completely disappear? I would suspect the answer is no. So, then it is essential to examine the history of ASCO.
History of ASCO And Roger Boas
The history of the Boas family has proven to be a difficult task for this author to track down. The oldest member of the family known to this author was Emile Boas, who had a son named Roger, in 1938. The name of Roger’s mother is not known, but it is very probable that Roger was born somewhere in Belgium. About two years after Roger was born, the Nazis invaded Belgium and took over. During this time there would end up being controversy over industrialists and politicians colluding with the occupying Nazis. However, it is not known what Emile Boas was up to at this point. The occupation ended in 1944 and about ten years later, in 1954, Emile Boas founded ASCO. The company started off with manufacturing car parts and then would move into battle tanks over the years. In the 1961, Emile had a son, with his wife Andree Vangeyte, also named Emile and throughout the 1960s he focused on specializing ASCO in precision metal machining.
By 1964, Roger Boas was about 26 years old and had a son named Christiane Boas and may have already had a daughter named Sylvie at that point. Around the mid-1960s, Emile Boas and his collaborators had a workshop in Brussels, where they manufactured military vehicles and tanks. In 1965, ASCO got a major deal with the Belgian army and was chosen to renovate all the mechanical parts of the military vehicles. The following year, Paul Vanden Boeynants became Prime Minister of Belgium, who would become a close associate of Roger later on. In 1970, Roger Boas took over as CEO of ASCO from his father Emile. At some point, in the 1970s, Roger would have started a close business relationship of Paul Vanden Boeynants. Earlier in 1969, Vanden Boeynants involved with the founding of the Cercle des Nations of Paul Vankerkhoven. At some point, possibly in its founding, Roger Boas was a member of the Cercle des Nations, which had many other elite members as Baron de Bonvoisin, concrete Barons close to VdB and many others of importance.
The early 1970s was an important time for Vanden Boeynants and the “Cercle complex” he and de Bonvoisin and others maintained connections to. A number of NGOs were set up by them, which would reported set be involved in “coup” plots to destabilize the Belgian state and bring more power to the right and the king. In 1972, Vanden Boeynants became Minister of Defence under Leburton and Tindermans through the 1970s. During this time, VdB provided Roger, who became a member of the PSC’s CEPIC founded by VdB in 1972, with lucrative military contracts. The year 1973 was a time of expansion for Roger’s company, which built ASCO 1 behind the HQ, the first building of a massive industrial complex, just outside Brussels, in Zaventem. The year of 1973 was when an aborted coup plot took place involving Vanden Boeynants and some of his close associates as de Bonvoisin. In the following years, ASCO would gain more specialized employees and would adapt with the technology of the time. Throughout the 1970s, ASCO took on major programs. However, in light of victim-witness X1/Regina Louf’s (Credible!) testimony, something extremely sinister was covertly in operation inside the ASCO buildings. Here is one story she told:
“I remember one night, it must have been in the winter of 1975, I got pulled from my bed by a tall dark figure. Totally disoriented I tottered behind him. The ice-cold stones of the garden path quickly numbed my bare feet. Without saying a word, he pushed me onto the backseat of a car that had been waiting with the engine running and told me to keep lying down. He threw a blanket over me and took off. I didn’t have a clue about where we were heading but it took forever.
“When the car stopped another man pulled the door open, dragged me out of the car and pushed me up stone stairs that led to a glass door. I had just enough time to see that it was a big building before he pushed me into the entry hall. I finally got dropped in some sort of office, a rather large room with a brown carpet, a dark wooden office desk, a sitting area with an L-shaped corner seat covered with beige fabric, a small seat without armrests, a little table. All this was oriented in such a way it provided a good view of a corner where a double mattress was on the floor. There were lights next to it which, I knew, were from the photographer. About eight people, among them some familiar faces, were in the sitting area. Three men stood around the mattress: one with a camera, another one was adjusting the lights and a third one was opening a trunk. One glance at the trunk gave me the shivers. I was afraid from the moment I had been pushed into the room, but now the fear became intense. I noticed handcuffs, a whip, candles and other things. A shiny knife lay on top. I took a step back to be closer to the man who had dragged me out
of the car. If I had been able to, I would have sunk into the floor from fear. He grabbed me by the shoulders.
… [X1 gave a detailed scenario of a child pornography shot someplace inside the ASCO complex; something she was trained to do and at the time already had MPD/DID, something the perpetrators utilized]
“I hated those films, the shootings, the different takes and the men who could use me afterwards. The factory where most of the films were shot was one of the regular places where they took me. For several years they made child porn movies there, with me, with other kids, some of whom died there.” (Regina Louf’s Story, pages 11-12)
Regina Louf (X1) referred to the ASCO factory as “the factory of the video recordings”. Early on, large film reels were used for these sordid films. Later on, in the late 1970s, they moved to Betamax and VHS. The leaked summary of the X-dossiers states:
“X1 recognizes two places where sacrifices of children have taken place during videotaped parties. ASCO factory. Axory Parcels firm. Sterrebeekstraat in Zaventem. (PV 116.253, November 30, 1996)
Also in October 1975, then Prince Albert II of Belgium travelled to Saudi Arabia leading a trade mission. The mission led to a controversial deal, which was linked to Boas and his mistress/employee Fortunato Israel, as described in a previous article:
“In June 14, 1976, Eurosystem Hospitalier, the most prominent participant of Eurosystem Health Consortium (EHC), signed a major contract worth 1 billion euros with Saudi Prince Abd Khaled, leader of the NATO-trained Saudi national guard, to build and exploit two military hospitals in Jeddah and Riadh, with an entire village surrounding them, for the Saudi National Guard… Baron de Bonvoisin reportedly was involved in this deal, together with Paul Vanden Boeynants, Roger Boas, Charly De Pauw, Ado Blaton [Prince Albert II] and others.. A number of dossiers would be developed related to this in the late 1970s, which surround names in the the “Pink Ballets”, Pinon affairs and Boas’ mistress and madam Fortunato “Tuna” Israel, who ran a European wide prostitution ring, which Boas utilized to reward potential business partners. The Pinon dossier of the Pink Ballets affair is the most well known case, dealing with a divorce, that appeared to have been very sensitive, but was used by the “extreme-right as a blackmail dossier against the political institutions”. One example of this would later be when de Bonvoisin walked the Tour of Belgium with his blackmail dossier to “complicate and contaminate the important judicial investigation, trying to connect Albert Raes, the head of State Security, to the Pinon dossier. However, it was during the 1970s that Tuna Israel ran a prostitution “call-girl” network spanning several countries. By the late 1970s, Tuna was the director of Public Relations of Eurosystem Hospitalier. Her services (the call girls) were called in to serve Prince Albert II, his consorts and the Saudi princes during their business trips. Employees [such as Samir Traboulsi and Akran Ojieh] of Adnan Khashoggi, a business friend of VdB, were among the customers. Either the EHC or the EHS was a 51% daughter of Poudreries Reunies de Belgique (PRB), which is ultimately owned by Societe Generale de Belgique. By 1977, significant delays in the EHS-Saudi deal occur when the Mexican subcontractor of EHS went broke. In a case of mismanagement, while the EHS is barely in the possession of of 5 million franks of capital, the Saudi initiators cut payments, leading to the EHS going bankrupt in 1979, leaving the other eight consortium members to finish the project, and the maintenance of the hospitals going to British and American companies. Somehow, an order of the value of 100 billion franks went missing and no less than 8.5 billion franks having been payed for bribes “rashwa”, which was how the EHS consortium had been able to overcome British and American competition. Also, in 1977, Fortunato Israel’s prostitution network in Belgium was taken over by Lydia Montaricourt, and Israel burnt her address book, which Lydia had already copied and in which contained lists of the names of Israel’s clients. Afterwards, Israel would go on to work for ASCO of Boas. Victim-witness X1, would later testify about the ASCO factory, in Belgium, being a location where there was a room for child abuse and even the production of child pornography and snuff films.”
Meanwhile, during the time this was allegedly taking place at the ASCO factory, their actual front business was very active. In 1977, ASCO acquired other branches, such as in Aubange, where they manufactured bodies of the M1113 and AIFV. While they were making business deals, it would not be without controversy. In 1977 there was a controversial “tank market” that followed Roger Boas for the next 15 years, which ended by a court judgement. ASCO had obtained an order from Defense for the delivery of over 1,000 armored vehicles. It was a “contract of the century” and amounted to 23 billion Belgian francs, or 570 million euros. Even though the Eurosystem Hospitalier deal would break out in 1979, a very unstable year for the “Cercle complex” and operations of Vanden Boeynants, ASCO continued its front business and still was involved in shady business. According to the ATLAS dossier, in the late 1970s to early 1980s, a man named Felix Przedborski (the leader of a “Nebula” and member of the Cercle des Nations) “would have directed an international traffic in weapons out of BELGIUM; drugs (heroin) would have been delivered in return.” Roger Boas (a Cercle des Nations member) and his righthand man Abraham Shavit appeared as one of the persons involved in the traffic of weapons and was a ASCO board member along with suspected Mossad agent Efraim Poran in the 1980s. Others named in the file were Andre Cools, Guy Mathot (Cercle des Nations), Fernand Beaurir (NBD; Les Trois Canards) and Paul Vanden Boeynants (Cercle des Nations; NBD; Les Trois Canards; the Dolo). Yet, on the business front, ASCO took part in the creation of the Belairbus aeronautical consortium (an alliance between several niche players), which brought together the various Belgian companies active in the sector, in an attempt to win the major Airbus contracts.
In the early 1980s, ASCO would work toward upgrading/replacing older conventional machines-tools with computer-controlled numerical machines. ASCO also got the first order for an Airbus A310, in the early ’80s, a time when they also got other military contracts rewarded by the Belgian Ministry of Defense. By 1981, ASCO had a branch located in Malta, on an abandoned British Military airfield. In that year, VdB and his gang received a major blow to their operations, after a Surete report was published by De Morgen news. It had revealed that de Bonvoisin (VdB’s righthand) was funding the Front de la Jeunesse (an illegal paramilitary group) through the CEPIC, PDG and other members of the CEPIC. As a result, de Bonvoisin’s public career was ended and the CEPIC was closed down. The Public Information Office (PIO), which controlled FJ, was already being merged with the European Institute of Management by 1980. It has been reported that Roger Boas had people who didn’t like him surveilled and shadowed by members of the Front de la Jeunesse (FJ). Throughout 1981, Vanden Boeynnats was under investigation by Adjutant Guy Goffinon and Lt.-Col. Herman Vernaillen, for being involved drug trafficking of hash in meat packaged via VdB’s company Boucheries Ghysels and its subsidiary Congel. In October, 1981, there were assassination attempts, which have been ascribed to the subversive group with FJ called Group G, on Goffinon and Vernaillen, all of which failed, but not without damages. Meanwhile, in the middle of all this, X1 has said that she underwent extreme abuse in the ASCO factory and witnessed the murder of her two and half year old daughter, Cheyenne, when X1 was 12-13 years old, around August 1981. Present at this horrific event were her pimp Tony Van Den Bogaert, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Annie Bouty and two Gendarme officers, also a cameraman if any filming took place.
“… nearly three years later [after X1 gave birth to Cheyenne], after I moved to Ghent to live with my parents and my pimp Tony, … I would be taken to the factory in Zaventem where they made child porn movies. That weekend I would be abused, tortured and tormented by several abusers for forty-eight hours. They then would show me a little girl who could have been Cheyenne’s age then.
“Don’t you recognize her, pussycat? They say that a mother always recognizes her
daughter! Look at her! This is your daughter Sweetie Pie, and you can save her life. Do
what we ask you to do and we kill you. If you don’t we kill her.”
“Nooo! Rick, no, don’t do it, please don’t!”
Rick put a knife in my hand and forced me to put it inside of me. I wanted to let go of the knife, drop it, but he squeezed my fingers around the handle. I bent down to my knees, begged, cried, asked for mercy, to no avail. After he pulled the knife out again, I was “so arrogant” as to loose consciousness, for just a few moments. This was unforgivable. They slaughtered the girl whom they said was my daughter before my own eyes. My fault. I should have been stronger.” (Regina Louf’s Story, page 22)
During the period of the 1970s to 1980s, in which she was regularly taken to the ASCO factory, X1 saw a number of individuals at this location. These regulars were Tony Van Den Bogaert, Jean-Michel Nihoul, Jean-Paul Dumont, Michel Vander Elst, Wilfried Martens, Paul Vanden Boeynants, Melchior Wathelet and Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin. X1 mentioned having seen a “Roger”, who may have been Roger Boas, sign some papers. In the 1980s, ASCO was up to more shady business by having a partnership with Omega Industries and Western Dynamics of the brothers Houshang and Parviz Lavi, who were Iran Contra-type arms dealers. Despite all the upheaval in the milieu of the Network, ASCO had continued with it sordid and shady business into the early 1980s. After this point, things seem to go dark as to what exactly happened with all that, until the X-dossiers investigation later on.
In April 1986, ASCO aimed for more diversification and took over an important competitor, Compas Workshops. By the end of the 1980s, in 1989, Roger Boas’s son Christian took over as CEO of ASCO. Christian aimed to shift ASCO more towards civil aviation and would sell parts to Lockheed Martin. ASCO’s mainly produced flaps and slats for wings, engine mounts, landing gear components and break drums. Keeping up with new technology, into the early 1990s, Christian aimed to keep up with the latest tech to optimize business. By the early 1990s, ASCO was split between military and civil aviation orders. ASCO had been a partner in major aeronautical programs such as Falcon 900 and 2000, Gulfstream V, Mirage 2000, Airbus A380 and almost all Airbus- and Boeing- family airplanes. Clients have included Airbus, Embraer and the Canadian Bombardier-Canadair, between which the lawyer Jean-Paul Dumont handled business for Roger Boas. In 1992, Roger Boas was sentenced to 15 months probation and a fine of 500,000 Belgian franks for forgery and fiscal fraud, which was all later acquitted via a judgement. Meanwhile, on April 6, 1992, Minister of Justice Melchior Wathelet (PSC member; abuser at the ASCO factory according to X1; accused of Satanic Ritual Abuse by two other victims) approved the probationary release of serial kidnapper and rapist Marc Dutroux, despite the objections of his own mother and others. Immediately, Dutroux would begin working on building dungeons, to kidnap children and hold them, then sell them into a prostitution or trafficking network. The scandal that would breakout, as a result of Dutroux getting caught, would lead to the X-dossier investigation, in which X1 identified the ASCO factory as a place where she had been regularly abused and filmed, and where she she had seen children murdered. Around the period 1995 to 1997, Christian Boas had two sons and would become a member of the Cercle de Lorraine, the more liberal-oriented continuation of the Cercle des Nations founded in 1998. What is incredibly important to understand is how X1’s testimony was corroborated in many ways. Examples:
“The intention was that she [X1] would show them the way to ‘the factory’, where she already had spoken about in a previous interview. At the time, she talked about a secret studio where snuff movies were recorded. On the E40 Brussels-Luik she had pointed to exit Sterrebeek. From there she made the inspectors drive until a crossing. ‘Go left here’, she said. A few miles down the road she made the car stop. That’s it, ‘the factory’. De Pauw looked and saw a large board with a name on it [ASCO]. It was the company of a business friend [Roger Boas] of a politician pointed out by X1 [Paul Vanden Boeynants]… ‘It has changed’, she noted [accurately, just as the description she gave earlier]… [pp. 165-166] The movies were recorded in a studio, located at an industry park at the outskirts of Brussels, close to the exit of a highway. She [X1] can give a pretty good description of the building, and when it is identified a month later it also turns out to be accurate: a glass gateway, lots of aluminum, red bricks, square building, an aerial photo in the entry hall, a waiting room with four dark brown couches and a large white astray on a salon table. She describes the murder on a baby, about which Tony V. later insinuated that it might have been her own child…” (De X-dossiers book by Van Heeswyck, Bulte and De Coninck, pages 165-166, 259-260 [ISGP translation])
In 2001, a year in which the September 11 terrorist attacks took place, Sylvie Boas resigned from the Boas family trust and Christian Boas took over. After a few years, in 2003, ASCO acquired two factories, on in Canada and one in Germany, to manufacture parts of Lockheed Martin, Boeing and others. In 2004, near the end of his life, Roger Boas became an officer in the Order of Leopold II in 2004. In 2005, Christian had a daughter and also ASCO introduced corporate governance rules and people expected ASCO to launch an IPO in the stock market, however, Christian decided against this; as he felt that investors would not be attracted to the long term strategy of the business. In 2006, Roger Boas, Christian’s father, died. During this time, in the early-mid 2000s, focused on automation and integration of new technologies, like 3D printing. Christian sought to set up factories in Mexico and India to reduce labor costs, but these efforts were in vain.
Six years later, in 2012, Christian sought to make ASCO a more independent entity outside of the Boas family control. Christian decided to spend several million into a new facility in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, where other big players in the industry were located. In 2018, feeling that ASCO would not be able to keep up with increased demand in the market and that he had no familial successor to the CEO position, he planned to take up an offer of 543 million euros cash for a full takeover of ASCO by the American Oklahoma based company Spirit AeroSystems. Christian was planning to have Spirit takeover and for himself to remain as an advisor to Spirit CEO Tom Gentile for a few years and then go from there. But, in the following year, on June 7, ASCO discovered that they were targeted by widespread ransomware cyber attack. IT systems were disabled, disrupting communications and activities, as they worked to assess and rectify the problem. The public relations person for ASCO during this time has been Mrs. Vicky Welvaert. By the year 2020, during the early months of the Coronavirus pandemic, Spirit AeroSystems’ offer for ASCO’s parent company SRIF NV dropped to 420 million euros and by October, Spirit completely withdrew from the deal, putting the whole offer to sell ASCO back on the table and leaving Christian Boas at the helm of a family owned company he wanted to separate from his family.
Connections of ASCO reviewed
As is typically done on this website with these connection reviews, the first area to focus on are the closest people to the subject under investigation, in this case being the Boas family. The elder Emile Boas would be the founder of ASCO, but nothing much else is known about him. By WWII and Nazi occupation of Belgium, he had at least one child, Roger Boas, who was born in 1938. After WWII, Emile had another son also named Emile in 1961, with his wife Andree Vangeyte. By 1964, Roger Boas was 26 years old and had a son named Christian, and possibly already had a daughter named Sylvie. The owners of ASCO, after Emile, became Roger Boas and subsequently Christian Boas. In 1970, Roger Boas took over the ASCO factory. The decade of the 1970s was crucial for the connections found. By 1970, Vanden Boeynnats was a former Prime Minister of Belgium for the PSC. He was involved with the founding of the Cercle des Nations in 1969, of which Roger Boas would become a member. After founding the Nouvel Europe Magazine (NEM, which spoke about a coup) in 1971, Vanden Boeynants set up the CEPIC, a clandestine think tank within the PSC. Roger Boas also became a member of the CEPIC, but the timing is not exactly known. But in 1972, Vanden Boeynants became the Minister of Defense, and throughout the 1970s gave military contracts to his Roger Boas, his close business associate. Roger’s son Christian Boas took over ASCO in 1989 and aimed to modernize the tech, also securing deals with Lockeed Martin. Christian would join the Cercle de Lorraine, the liberal successor of the Cercle des Nations. In more modern time, Christian has failed to sell the long time family company to an American competitor. These connections, will be discussed in detail later, but, Vanden Boeynants must be discussed next.
Paul Vanden Boeynants and Roger Boas had a lot of things in common. Both men were members of the PSC’s CEPIC and the Cercle des Nations. They both would be honored by the Order of Leopold II. They both appeared in the Dutroux X-dossiers and in the scandal surrounding Eurosystem Hospitalier and Fortunato Israel. They both appeared in the ATLAS dossier regarding the “Nebula” of Felix Przedborski. Furthermore, other connections between the two men can be established, all linking back to the above mentioned ties. Now, let’s examine these links in greater detail.
One of the central links here was the Cercle des Nations and its successor, the Cercle de Lorraine. The former was a private aristocratic club located at Parc Sovay, which was built by members of the Cercle des Nations. Although it was founded by Paul Vankerkhoven, in 1969, the former and later Prime Minister of Belgium Paul Vanden Boeynants was arguably the most prominent of the founding members. Roger Boas also became a member of the Cercle and a close business associate of VdB. Roger, VdB and the ones that built Parc Savoy, Charly De Pauw and Ado Blaton were involved in the Eurosystem Hospitalier deal lead by then Prince Albert II. Lurking in the background of these men and organizations are alleged stories of extreme child abuse and illegal activities. Additionally, reports of clandestine networks have also emerged from this damemilieux. Strangely, while this information has surfaced to the public in the last ten to fifteen years, these reports date back to the 1990s and dealt with information spanning much of the WWII and Cold War era. So, the pressing question is, whether these networks could still exist, or not. This will always be an important question that needs to be kept in mind.
A major link in the network was the previously mentioned Felix Przedborski, a member of the Cercle des Nations. This man was named in the ATLAS dossier of the Gendarmerie as a leader of a “Nebula”, which was involved in all kinds of shady business and had tremendous international economic influence. According to the document, Roger Boas, his righthand Abraham Shavit and Paul Vanden Boeynants were involved in illegal arms trafficking to Iran and Central America. Also named were Andre Cools, Guy Mathot and Fernand Beaurir. Furthermore, the document also states that Boas, Shavit and Vanden Boeynants used the Republic National Bank of Edmond Safra to launder some of their money. This fact is interesting, for example, sense Vanden Boeynants used the Caisse Privee Banque, which can be tied to the Cercle des Nations and the Haemers gang, for shady transactions as well. This bank was linked to the d’Ursel family, which was of the Belgian nobility like Cercle des Nations member Count Herve d’Ursel, who married a sister of Baron Benoit de Bonvoisin. Additionally, Cassie Privee was mentioned in the ATLAS dossier in relation to Frederic Velghe. The bank counted clients as the Haemers gang, led by Patrick Haemers. The son of Achille Haemers, Patrick has been named by Anneke Lucas as someone who knew Vanden Boeynants back in the early 1970s, and later he became notorious for “kidnapping” VdB. It was stated by Patrick that he had carried this out for an “organization”, to which his contact was his the lawyer Michel Vander Elst, someone mentioned in the ATLAS dossier (including his father Raymond, who was a Grand Orient Freemason) and also named by X1 as a visitor of ASCO for abuse. Michel Vander Elst was named by X1 as a sadistic child and infant murderer, such as at the murder of Christine Van Hees and X1’s claim about her son Tiu. X1 states that Vander Elst was present at an extreme abuse session with Baron de Bonvoisin, Vanden Boeynants and the Lippens brothers at her grandmother Cecile Beernaert’s hotel-villa in Knokke. Count Leopold Lippens has been the long time mayor of Knokke-Heist.
It turns out that both the Lippens brothers, Counts Leopold and Maurice Lippens, became members of the Cercle de Lorraine, founded in 1998 as the more liberal-oriented continuation of the Cercle des Nations. Roger Boas’ son and successor as head of ASCO Christian Boas became a member of the Cercle de Lorraine. Etienne Davignon, a close friend of Count Maurice Lippens, was another member of this club. Comte Jean-Pierre de Launoit was also a member and appears to be the man accused by Count Yann de Meeus of child and/or drug trafficking. Another member was Baron Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer, head of the International Center of Missing & Exploited Children. These men have numerous connections, much of it discussed in previous articles.
Roger Boas, for a period of time, would have been a member of the PSC, which was headed by Vanden Boeynants before the 1970s. By 1972, VdB set up the CEPIC, which came to include a number of curious individuals. The PSC would also be headed by Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, someone accused by X3, who also mentioned VdB, De Pauw and others as King Baudouin, Prince Albert II and Prince Charles of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. She thought to have recognized Willy Claes, a one time Bilderberg attendee, NATO head and also a reported member of a “Lodge” in Belgium, which involved Willy De Clerq, Jean Gol and Eric Haemers. Claes also spoke at the World Trade Center Association, in Brussels, where a number of other elites have spoken or been, many of whom accused of child abuse. Examples of men linked to ASCO and Roger Boas would be: Paul Vanden Boeynants, Ado Blaton, Charly De Pauw, Wilfried Martens, Melchior Wathelet (PSC), Count Maurice Lippens and Etienne Davignon. Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb also spoke at the place in 1993 and many others.
The CEPIC, which became an official section of the PSC in 1975, was the think tank set up by Vanden Boeynants and came to include several prominent figures relevant to this investigation. Men accused of being involved in plots to destabilize Belgium as Jean Militis, Jose Desmarets, Baron de Bonvoisin and VdB himself. Several victims of the Gang of Nijvel were former CEPIC members and several members had connections to the Front de la Jeunesse and the WNP. These aspects have been discussed in previous articles already. However, it should be stated that X1 accused Madani Bouhouche, Christian Amory and Henri Bil as being drivers who took her to locations as ASCO, child pornography/snuff studios, places where child hunts took place among likely other types of locations for abuse. Bouhouche and Amory were involved with the Gendarmerie and its Diana Group and/or the NBD.
As mentioned, key figures in Eurosystem Hospitalier deal in Saudi Arabia were linked to the X-dossiers and the scandals of Fortunato Israel and Lydia Montaricourt. These individuals included Roger Boas of ASCO, his close ally Paul Vanden Boeynants, Baron de Bonvoisin, Charly De Pauw, Ado Blaton and then Prince Albert II. Most of these men were closely tied to each other and have been accused of involvement in child abuse networks. Fortunato Israel, who was the mistress of Roger Boas, also worked for him after being exposed. She would go to work at a ASCO branch in Malta, which was located on an abandoned airbase, in the same building where Vanden Boeynants may have been operating a drug trafficking operation. At one point, Reyniers traveled under an assumed name to Malta with Roger Boas.
Reyniers was tied to the Front de la Jeunesse, which was in-turn closely tied with de Bonvoisin and VdB. Additionally, FJ was said to have established “Group G”, which intended to recruit Gendarme officers for their agendas (destabilization and protection of child abuse/blackmail networks). Curiously, in the testimony of X1, Gendarmes were involved in transportation and even murder at the ASCO factory. Many of the elements here coalesced at The Dolo and other nightclubs around Brussels.
Michel Nihoul was a prominent customer of The Dolo and its predecessor Les Atrebates, where he was said to be involved in child abuse networks with several other members, including the owners. Michel Vander Elst was also a customer of both nightclubs. In the testimony of X1, Nihoul and Vander Elst were involved in child abuse and murder, together with Tony Van Den Bogaert, Annie Bouty and others. X1 claimed that these individuals also went to the ASCO factory, where she also saw de Bonvoisin and Vanden Boeynants. While Tony V. would take her there, she would also be driven there by Madani Bouhouche, she says, to the ASCO factory. Close Bouhouche associate Christian Amory would take her to child hunts or pornography studios.
Tony V. was known to have been friends with de Bonvoisin, both of whom knew X1’s grandmother Madam Cecile Beernaert, along with Vanden Boeynants, who was seen at the Dolo. In the case of de Bonvoisin, he was seen at Le Mirano by X2, a club that Bouhouche and Patrick Haemers were said to have attended. The owner of Le Mirano was Philippe Cryns, a member of the Cercle des Nations. According to Juan Mendez, Le Mirano was the key to solving the Gang of Nijvel case. In the case of Dutroux, who is also said to have attended the Dolo, he was released on parole in 1992 by Melchior Wathelet, a member of the PSC, who is accused by X1 of child abuse at the ASCO factory. In the 1980s, Dutroux’s lawyer Didier de Quevy was close to Jean-Paul Dumont, a lawyer accused by X1 of child abuse at ASCO.
Additional ties, some already mentioned, relate back to arms trafficking and the “Nebula”. Abraham Shavit sat on the ASCO board at some point. Shavit was tied to Israel and was said to be a Mossad agent. He was also close to Andre Cools, Prime Minister Begin and Manuel Pires, who in-turn was close to Oliver North and arms transactions in Angola. When ASCO was manufacturing and selling arms, Efraim Poran sat on the board. Poran the chief military attache to prime ministers Rabin and Begin. Other members of the board have included Emile Boas, right wing Zaventem mayor Francis Vermeiren, corporate lawyer Trudo Motmans and Count Guy de Marnix, connected to ING bank and whose father married into the de Croy family. Questions of ASCO could have been asked about their business partnership with Omega Industries and Western Dynamics, which were headed brother arms dealers Houshang and Parvis Lavi.
In the mid 1980s, ASCO began to diversify their business by taking over a competitor, Compas Workshops. By 1989, Roger Boas handed the company to his son Christian, who carried the family business into the future. Christian aimed to steer ASCO more toward civil aviation and would sell parts to companies as Lockheed Martin and Boeing. In the past, Belairbus was formed in 1979, which was a consortium of the Belgian government, Wallonia development officials and companies as ASCO, Fabrique Nationale and Sonaca (Avions Fairey), joined by Eurair of Watteeuw Group. Other clients of ASCO over the decades have included Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier-Canafair. Dumont would have assisted Roger Boas in some of these dealings.
In modern times, as of the late 2010s – early 2020s. Christain Boas has wanted to split from the family company. The American company Spirit AeroSystems was set to fully buy the entity that owned ASCO Industries. However, they began to lower their offer, followed by the Coronavirus pandemic, which quite literally rocked the aviation industry, and the entire world. Subsequently, Spirit completely backed out of the deal in 2020-2021, leaving Christian Boas with ASCO.
While ASCO has been reputable industry, there exists claims about ASCO and Roger Boas that clearly were not investigated thoroughly. The important facts are the testimony of victim-witness X1 (Regina Louf) and the Gendarme ATLAS dossier.
Paul Vanden Boeynants would always maintain publicly that he was not a friend of Roger Boas. One would have to wonder to what extent those claims are simply cover. VDB arranged business for Boas. Both were members of the PSC’s CEPIC and the Cercle des Nations. Both knew Fortunato Israel and were involved in the Eurosystem Hospitalier deal in Saudi Arabia.
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Very good reporting.