Plum City – (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the sale of Con Air visas by his sister, Kristine Marcy, the former Senior Counsel for the Detention and Deportation Program of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, to a matrix of tagged offenders apparently run out of the St. Ermin’s Hotel – the former London base for the Special Operations Executive (SOE) – and Serco’s imputation of ad hoc waypoints into Boeing aircraft allegedly hijacked by al-Qaeda pilots for the war-game decoy and drone maneuvers of 9/11.
McConnell claims that Ms. Marcy sold Con Air visas to Serco and its Base One protégé for fraudulent conversion into apparently legitimate applications from al-Qaeda pilots for flight training in the United States after which – wittingly or unwittingly – the pilots staged war-game hijackings in which the 9/11 Waypoints were apparently imputed through Serco’s tagged offenders in the FAA Contract Towers.
McConnell claims that Marcy sold Con Air visas to the extorted bankers or defense contractors who paid protection money into the United States DoJ Asset Forfeiture Fund which she has run with Eric Holder since 1984 and which she allegedly used to equip and reward the paramilitary tagged offenders selected by Serco and St. Ermin’s commanders to ‘set America ablaze’ in the attacks of 9/11.
9/11 Pentagon [Serco protégé Base One agents deployed on PenRen project prior to drone attack on a waypoint in Wedge 1 of the Pentagon] Eyewitness Videographer – Bob Pugh Describes Shooting Footage
“In December 1998, the Director of Central Intelligence Counterterrorist Center reported to the president that Al-Qaeda was preparing for attacks in the USA, including the training of personnel to hijack aircraft.
In late 1998 or early 1999, bin Laden summoned Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to Kandahar and gave approval for Mohammed to go forward with the plot. The plot was now referred to within Al-Qaeda as the “planes operation”. In addition to flying planes into buildings, there was a plan to simultaneously crash additional planes in Asia, which could be done by operatives not granted a U.S. visa and without flight training. Bin Laden canceled the latter part of the planes operation in the spring of 2000, because of difficulties of coordination. The commission said that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed probably would have arranged to have six planes hijacked, even later on, if he was able to find more hijackers. He also considered a Phase II, but he and his colleagues spent so much time on the current plot that they could not plan a second phase.
A series of meetings occurred in spring of 1999, involving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Osama bin Laden, and his deputy Mohammed Atef. Bin Laden recommended four individuals for the plot, including Nawaf al-Hazmi,Khalid al-Mihdhar, Walid Muhammad Salih Bin ‘Attash (Khallad), and Abu Bara al-Taizi. Al-Hazmi and al-Mihdhar were both Saudi citizens, thus making it simple for them to obtain U.S. visas. Khallad and al-Taizi were both Yemeni citizens, thus not able to easily obtain visas to the United States. The two Yemenis were assigned for the Asia component of the plot. When Mohamed Atta and other members of the Hamburg cell arrived in Afghanistan, bin Laden was involved in selecting them for the plot, and assigning Atta to be the leader.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was the head of Al-Qaeda’s ‘military committee’. He provided operational support, such as selecting targets and helping arrange travel for the hijackers. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed explained to Fouda, “We had a large surplus of brothers willing to die as martyrs. As we studied various targets, nuclear facilities arose as a key option”… but the nuclear targets were dropped for concerns the plan would “get out of hand.”
According to several captured Al-Qaeda members, the leaders decided that the World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and the United States Capitol were the targets, and that leaders rejected the White House as it was too difficult to see from the air. According to captured member Abu Zubaydah, the White House was the intended target of United AirlinesFlight 93. According to his courtroom confession (which he recanted after being sentenced to life in prison) Zacarias Moussaoui intended to hijack a fifth plane with Richard Colvin Reid which would use [Serco’s] GPS [clock] to find the White House.”
“Spies, intrigue and afternoon tea: St Ermin’s Hotel and the Secret Intelligence Service
What were the Secret Intelligence Service and Churchill up to in Caxton Hall, Caxton Street and Westminster in London during the 1930s?
Every street in London has a story to tell. Some stories might be as simple as a birth or a death, a lasting legacy originating from someone coming into the world or someone leaving. The blue plaques which adorn many London buildings will happily point you in the direction of these important locations. But there is another type of London history. There are locations around the city which are wrapped in intrigue. Homes and hotels which have altered the course of the country’s history with little to no fanfare. While it might be important to know where an old poet breathed his last, those with a historical interest might be fascinated to discover the history which hides within some of the subtler city walls.
In terms of threats to the country, there were few which were more feared than the Nazis. The waging of the Second World War was a caustic and exhausting campaign, fought in the fields of France, in the skies above the city, on sea, sand and snow. But it was also the birth of modern spying. The war was a global concern, but the heart of the British effort was born in a clandestine series of locations in West London. Caxton Hall, Caxton Street and Westminster saw the arrival of British spying, and the creation of the vaunted SIS.
The birth of spies
Espionage in the British Isles has its roots in the end of the Victorian era. The Secret Service Bureau was established in 1909 with the intent of evaluating the capabilities of the German Navy. This service became formalised and evolved as the First World War began to take hold, with the branch devoted to foreign investigations becoming known as MI6. Although the service achieved middling results, it was able to collect a great deal of intelligence in neutral countries.
It was the 1920s which saw the service really coming into its own. Working closely with the diplomatic community, the British government began to establish a spy network across the world. At this time, the emerging service was based in Whitehall and increasingly became known as the SIS: the Secret Intelligence Service. Throughout this time, much of the concern was with Bolshevism, seen as the biggest threat to democracies in the west following the Russian Revolution and establishment of Soviet Russia.
It would be the rise of fascism, however, which would shape the century and soon enough, the SIS changed focus. As well as maintaining a spy network and a concern for foreign communist governments, the rise of the Adolf Hitler‘s National Socialist government in Germany, as well as Franco in Spain and Mussolini in Italy, became a more pressing concern and it was here that the SIS would prove themselves invaluable.
Finding a home
The Second World War was something of an inevitability. Following the emergence of fascism and the Great Depression, the intermediary years between World Wars were something of an arms race. While earlier, countries had stockpiled ships and soldiers, now they were stockpiling spies. During the 1930s, as war drew closer, it became clear that the SIS would need to become directly involved in the coming war efforts and to do this, they would need a home, somewhere to meet. Today, St Ermin’s Hotel and the surrounding areas at 2 Caxton Street and 54 Broadway are the lasting legacy of those meeting places.
In the heart of the city, the buildings were the perfect location to move freely between the different departments which were concerned with the coming war effort. Palmer Street was the home of Government Communications, MI9 could be found in Caxton Street and the SIS Chief’s office was located at 21 Queen Anne’s Gate. Victoria Street, St Anne’s Mansions and Petty France all held vital branches of the government intelligence service, but St Ermin’s became the de facto neutral ground.
It became a meeting point for discussions and councils. The hotel and the close-by Caxton Bar were the ideal spot to meet agents of many different divisions. SIS, MI6 and Naval Intelligence all met in the building and exchanged information. The rooms themselves were used to interview prospective employees. The hotel and the surrounding area quickly became integral to the escalating efforts of the intelligence community. As the Second World War began to take hold, many operations and plans were discussed on this exact site.
The list of names which could be found in the area is sure to impress. Ian Fleming, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Laurence Grand, H. Montgomery Hyde and Eric Maschwitz had all worked in the building at one point or another, while the hotel and the bar quickly became a favourite location for Winston Churchill to meet with intelligence officers.
As well as general intelligence, guerrilla campaigns were born in the building. The training which was provided to many MI6 officers took place inside, involving people such as Noel Coward and Anthony Blunt, renowned for their work during the war. The SOE (Special Operations Branch) was an offshoot of the SIS created by Churchill, meeting in the hotel in order to “set Europe Ablaze” with covert operations. It was this group which would later become the SAS and their first home was an entire floor of the building.
During the 1930s, government intelligence worked tirelessly to gauge the threat which was posed to them by the country’s enemies. After 1939, their efforts became consumed with stopping the spread of fascism across the continent. As the Blitz saw the city bombed and millions perished on the front lines, the work of those in the offices in Westminster is easy to overlook.
The secret history of the British intelligence community is surreptitiously cloaked in mystery. While it can be easy to walk along a London street and read the swathes of history from the mementos and the tributes which adorn many of the buildings, some of the most important contributions were created in a secret fashion and have remained as such. For those looking for a real entry into the world of British spying and its contributions to saving the country, there is only one location which is open to the public. St Ermin’s hotel, in its own luxurious splendour, is a tribute to the efforts of those clandestine contributors.
St Ermin’s Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Westminster, Central London complemented by neighbouring bar and restaurant, Caxton Grill.”
Few people were aware of SOE’s existence. To those who were part of it or liaised with it, it was sometimes referred to as “the Baker Street Irregulars“, after the location of its London headquarters. It was also known as “Churchill’s Secret Army” or the “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”. For security purposes, various branches, and sometimes the organisation as a whole, were concealed behind names such as the “Joint Technical Board” or the “Inter-Service Research Bureau”, or fictitious branches of the Air Ministry, Admiralty or War Office.
SOE operated in all countries or former countries occupied by or attacked by the Axis forces, except where demarcation lines were agreed with Britain’s principal allies (the Soviet Union and the United States). It also made use of neutral territory on occasion, or made plans and preparations in case neutral countries were attacked by the Axis. The organisation directly employed or controlled just over 13,000 people, about 3,200 of whom were women. It is estimated that SOE supported or supplied about 1,000,000 operatives worldwide.
After the war, the organisation was officially dissolved on 15 January 1946. A memorial to SOE’s agents was unveiled in London in October 2009. It is situated on the Albert Embankment by Lambeth Palace.“
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
David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation
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