#1827: Marine Links Carlson Ottawa Nortel to Serco Black-Widow Tag, MI-3 Sochi Sherlock Bombs
Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the Carlson Wagonlit Travel office in Ottawa – allegedly used by Nortel’s government and military customers to pre-position triage teams for mass-casualty (7/7 and Olympic) events – to Serco’s alleged deployment of tagged black-widow bombers in hotels controlled by Carlson directors and the MI-3 Innholders Livery Company including the Radisson hotels in Sochi and the Sherlock Holmes Park Plaza in London.
McConnell claims that Serco director Maureen Baginski has been using the CWT office in Ottawa to book tagged black widows and their associated triage and spoliation teams into Olympic-related crime scenes.
McConnell invites President Putin and Federal Security Bureau chiefs to consider how Sherlock Homes would stop Baginski and the MI-3 Innholders from using Serco SkyNet Wi-Fi tags to trigger mass-casualty events at the Sochi Games (Clue: Russell Williams, I/C Airborne Security, arrested just before the start of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics!).
McConnell invites key word Googlers to read excerpts below and emerging chapters of “The List of Thurso Innholders – The Wrist That Didn’t Bleed” at https://abeldanger.blogspot.com/
‘Black Widows’ Among Olympic Security Fears
Col Russell Williams ; An Officer [In charge of airborne security for 2010 Vancouver Olympics!] & Murderer (Documentary)
“The Week Magazine … Black widows: Russians hunt potential Sochi bombers
Fears raised over safety of Sochi Winter Olympics as police continue search for widow of militant
LAST UPDATED AT 14:12 ON WED 22 JAN 2014
THE hunt for three women suspected of planning terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Olympics has put one of the country’s most feared spectres back in the spotlight – the so-called “black widows”.
The nickname has been given to female suicide bombers who have in the past committed many of the Russia’s worst terror attacks in revenge for the deaths of their husbands.
Russian police believe at least one of the women suspected of planning an attack at the Winter Games is the widow of an Islamic militant. Ruzanna Ibragimova, 22, is believed to have penetrated the 1,500-mile “ring of steel” security encompassing Sochi and surrounding areas almost two weeks ago.
Ibramigova, from Dagestan in the North Caucasus region, apparently walks with a limp and has a 10cm scar on her left cheek. Her husband was killed by Russian forces last month.
Police were less clear about the whereabouts of the other women, identified as 26-year-old Zaira Aliyeva and 34-year-old Dzhannet Tsakhayeva, saying only that the suspects “are probably among us”.
Posters circulated by police warn that the women may be hiding in plain sight by substituting Western clothing for their traditional Islamic clothes.
NBC News terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said the fact that police have put up posters of the women suggests “gaping holes in security right now in Sochi”.
Russia has mounted an intense security operation ahead of the Games, which take place between 7 and 23 February. However, concerns remain about “soft targets” outside Olympic venues including buses and tourist facilities that are vulnerable to attack.
Two US warships will be on standby in the Black Sea when the Games begin, reports the BBC. Washington has also offered to supply Russia with hi-tech equipment to help detect improvised explosives.
Female suicide bombers have been blamed for several previous attacks in the country, including bombs outside a rock concert and a subway station in Moscow and an attack on two Russian airliners. ·
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“Nortel Government Solutions, in collaboration with the Department of Justice (DOJ), built the Joint Automated Booking System (JABS) — a centralized system for automating the collection of fingerprint, photographic and biographic data, submitting this data to the FBI, and sharing it with participating law enforcement agencies nationwide.”
“Posted on: December 24, 1997 …. Carlson Office to Serve Nortel in Canada
OTTAWA, Ontario — Carlson Wagonlit Travel-Canada said it will open one central office here as part of the consolidation of Northern Telecom’s (Nortel) corporate travel business. The company said the move will enable it to improve service for the growing number of Nortel business travelers.
Carlson did not reveal the size of the account but said Nortel had 22,000 employees in Canada and that Nortel employees bought about 26,000 airline tickets in the Ottawa region alone. Carlson said it has managed Nortel’s Canadian travel program since 1989 at various locations around that country. The company also manages Nortel travel in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
Carlson will move its Ottawa office to a new, 10,000-square-foot facility located near Nortel’s offices here. “By no means can you call this a typical call center,” said Pat Pearson, vice president of account management for Carlson Wagonlit Travel Canada. “We’re in the business of providing creative global travel management solutions for our clients, and with this innovative center, we’re very proud to serve Nortel’s needs.”
Carlson said the move to centralize the services will begin immediately, with mid-February as the expected completion date. “This arrangement is an excellent model of how a relationship can benefit both parties,” said Ken Bradley, vice president of supply management at Carlson Wagonlit. “On the one hand, you have Carlson Wagonlit, world leaders in travel service, being complemented on the other hand by Nortel, with its latest call-center technology.”
The center will have a full range of travel services, including passport and visa services, group travel needs and leading travel and telecommunications technology. Nortel employees will be able to access the system via e-mail, the telephone and the corporate Intranet. About 80 jobs will be created by the move, officials said.
Carlson Wagonlit, whose Canadian headquarters is based in Toronto, has more than 3,000 locations in 141 countries. Its volume in 1996 was about $12.8 billion. Northern Telecom had 1996 revenues of $12.8 billion and employed about 70,000 worldwide.
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A Spy Describes the Intelligence Failures That Led to the 9/11 Attacks
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Barbara Koeppel
Thomas Drake, a brilliant intelligence analyst, software engineer, and IT management consultant, worked at the CIA in the 1980s, then as a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), and ultimately as an NSA senior executive in 2001. But from 2006 until July 2011, he became the government’s and NSA’s public enemy.
Why? From his high-level perch at NSA, he saw the failure to act on intelligence that might have prevented the 9/11 attacks, and he saw corruption at the highest levels.
So he blew the whistle. Four times, from the fall of 2001 through 2004.
I can’t say fully, because it’s classified. But I showed that NSA knew a great deal about the 9/11 threats and Al Qaeda, electronically tracking various people and organizations for years—since its role is to collect intelligence. The problem is, it wasn’t sharing all of the data. If it had, other parts of government could have acted on it, and more than likely, NSA could have stopped, I say stopped 9/11. Later, it could have located Al Qaeda—at the very time the U.S. was scouring Afghanistan.
It’s true that there were systemic failures throughout the intelligence system, but NSA was a critical piece of it. I gave both committees prima facie evidence, with documents. One was an early 2001 NSA internal, detailed multi-year study of Al Qaeda and sympathetic groups’ movements that revealed what NSA knew, could have done, and should have done. It was astonishingly well-analyzed current intelligence. Soon after 9/11, some NSA analysts called me about it. Why? Because they were pulling their hair out, knowing they had this information and they couldn’t get NSA leadership to share the report with the rest of the intelligence community—even though it’s mandatory! It was actionable information. Remember the time period—we were in the early part of the war in Afghanistan. People needed to act on it, to unravel Al Qaeda networks.
But NSA leaders deliberately decided not to disseminate it. So the analysis—about what it knew before and after 9/11—got buried very deeply, because it would really have made them look bad.
In fact, after the analysts called me to complain, I told my superior, Maureen Baginski, Director of Signals Intelligence (called SIGINT), who was the number-three person at NSA. But instead of acting on it, she got mad at me. She said, “Tom, I wish you’d never brought this to my attention.”
Because she no longer had plausible deniability.
I said, Mo (that’s what we called her), I’m bringing it to your attention because it’s information we need to share. This is key to Al Qaeda’s position. But she folded. She was going to protect the institution. Screw national security.”
Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222
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