Marine Links British Bankers’ Libor-Funded Bodyguard to Clinton Ambassador Rape
United States Marine Field McConnell has linked the British Bankers’ Libor-funded bodyguard service in Benghazi to the rape and murder of Mrs. Clinton’s Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.
McConnell claims that British Bankers’ Association principals such as Barclays have paid Libor fines into his sister Kristine Marcy’s DOJ Asset Forfeiture Fund on the understanding that the proceeds would be equitably shared with bodyguard companies such as Blue Mountain for silencing Libor whistleblowers such as Ambassador Stevens.
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“Breitbart News has learned that the State Department hid the identity and nationality of Blue Mountain Group, the British firm it hired to provide “no bullets” security at Benghazi, in the federal contract it signed with that organization in February 2012.
Breitbart News obtained a copy of the official summary of the contract by performing a search at the Federal Procurement Data System website, a link provided by Wired.com’s Danger Room.
Blue Mountain Group was not identified as the vendor in that summary of the contract. Instead, the vendor was listed under the vague term “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee.”
Incredibly, the vendor contact address on the contract — 1275 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. is not the office of Blue Mountain Group, but is instead the office of the Regulatory Secretariat Division of the General Services Administration of the federal government. The phone contact listed in the contract is of an office number for an employee of the GSA.
According to its website, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has the following responsibilities:
The Regulatory Secretariat Division staff prepares, compiles, and processes regulatory and general notices for publication in the Federal Register. The Division works in conjunction with the efforts of the General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Defense (DOD), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to ensure publication of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Additional publications are processed by working with various GSA offices to ensure the publications of the Federal Management Regulation (FMR), Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), General Services Acquisition Regulation/Manual (GSAR/GSAM), and other General Services Administration (GSA) regulations.
None of these activities seem consistent with functioning as the “front location” for an unidentified “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee” responsible for providing security at the American mission in Benghazi.
On Tuesday, State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland identified Blue Mountain Group as the “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee” that had received the State Department contract to provide security Benghazi.
The contract was signed on February 17, 2012, and went into effect on March 1, 2012. Over the course of a one-year-and-three-day period ending on March 4, 2013, Blue Mountain Group is scheduled to be paid $783,284. Records indicate that the vendor received a payment of $387,413 on May 3, 2012 [allegedly stolen from Kristine Marcy’s DOJ Assste Forfeiture Fund using fines levies on the BBA’s Libor banks such as Barclays].
The contract clearly specifies the requirements of the contract to be performed by the vendor as “Local Guard Program – Benghazi, Libya.”
The contract classifies the product/service code as “Housekeeping-guard,” and the associated NAICS code as “Security Guards and Patrol Services.”
In a peculiar twist, the contract states that Libya is the country of product or service origin. Typically, contracts awarded to “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardees” will list the actual country in which the vendor is headquartered. A similar State Department contract, for instance, in which a Jordanian firm provided telecommunication services to the American mission in Benghazi identified that firm’s originating country as Jordan.
Blue Mountain Group, which is headquartered in the United Kingdom, has been identified as a “British-Libyan” firm in some press reports.
The contract summary notes that there had been a total of four vendors bidding on the contract. Of the three vendors who bid on the contract but did not receive it, it seems likely that at least one was American.
As Breitbart News reported earlier, however, the State Department wanted to keep a “low profile” for Americans in Libya, and may have selected the British firm to be consistent with that philosophy.
Breitbart phoned the GSA for an explanation of this unusual situation but has yet to receive an answer. Here is the subsequent email dialogue between Breitbart News and Mafara Hobson, who works in Public Affairs for the GSA:
Mafara Hobson: Hi Michael, I got a message to give you a call about a media inquiry.
Mafara Hobson: What do you need?
Leahy: Ms. Hobson,
Why was the address of Regulatory Secretariat of the GSA and a GSA phone number answered by a GSA employee listed in the contact information for the “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee” vendor providing security services to the State Department at the American mission in Benghazi, Libya rather than the address, name, and phone number of the actual vendor, Blue Mountain Group of the United Kingdom?
Michael Patrick Leahy
Mafara Hobson: Where was this listed?
Leahy: Ms. Hobson,
Procurement identifier: SAQMMA12C0092 (see attached file)
https://www.fpds.gov/fpdsng_cms/ and search for “benghazi”
Working on deadline today.
Can you get me a response to my inquiry soon?
As of 6:45 pm eastern time Wednesday, Ms. Hobson had not provided a response. Phone calls to the phone number of the GSA employee identified as the “Miscellaneous Foreign Awardee” vendor contact in the contract summary were also not returned.”
“Feds Hired British Security Firm to Protect Benghazi Consulate
By Spencer Ackerman and Noah ShachtmanEmail Author
September 17, 2012 |
The State Department later hired a private security firm, Blue Mountain, to help protect the U.S. consulate in the city — before it was attacked on Sept. 11. Photo: Flickr/al-Jazeera English
The State Department signed a six-figure deal with a British firm to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya just four months before a sustained attack on the compound killed four U.S. nationals inside.
Contrary to Friday’s claim by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that “at no time did we contract with a private security firm in Libya,” the department inked a contract for “security guards and patrol services” on May 3 for $387,413.68. An extension option brought the tab for protecting the consulate to $783,000. The contract lists only “foreign security awardees” as its recipient.
The State Department confirmed to Danger Room on Monday that the firm was Blue Mountain, a British company that provides “close protection; maritime security; surveillance and investigative services; and high risk static guarding and asset protection,” according to its website. Blue Mountain says it has “recently operated in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, the Caribbean and across Europe” and has worked in Libya for several months since last year’s war.
A representative for Blue Mountain, reached at its U.K. offices Monday, said no one was available to comment.
The State Department frequently hires security companies to protect diplomats in conflict zones. It usually is done through what’s known as the Worldwide Protective Services contract, in which a handful of approved firms compete to safeguard specific diplomatic installations. In 2010, State selected eight firms for the most recent contract. Blue Mountain wasn’t among them, and the State Department did not explain why the Benghazi consulate contract did not go to one of those eight firms.
It isn’t known how the Blue Mountain contractors performed Tuesday when the consulate came under sustained attack by small arms fire. In an official account provided Wednesday by the Obama administration, embassy security staff — both American and Libyan — failed to break the assault. They required help from Libyan security forces, assisted by a sympathetic Libyan militia, to regain control of the consulate’s main building and end a pitched battle that raged for 4.5 hours.
Nor is it clear if two former Navy SEALs killed in the assault were Blue Mountain employees. One of them, Glen Doherty, told ABC News last month that he was part of a mission sent to Libya to lock down Moammar Gadhafi’s missiles to prevent them from reaching the black market. Blue Mountain’s contract doesn’t refer to safeguarding thousands of rockets and missiles that have gone missing in the aftermath of the 2011 war.
But the call for contract security came at an opportune moment. Shortly after the department issued the contract, extremist elements active in Libya began targeting U.S. and allied installations. On June 5, the consulate sustained a rocket attack shortly after news spread that Abu Yahya al-Libi, a Libyan member of al-Qaida, was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan. Another rocket attack in the city attempted to kill the visiting British ambassador on June 11. (Both attacks allegedly were by the same extremist organization, the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, which may have played a role in last week’s consulate assault.)
The final modification to the contract came on June 15. It is unknown when Blue Mountain contractors arrived to help secure the consulate. The State Department would not specify how many guards Blue Mountain had posted in Benghazi during last week’s attack. (A department official said that Nuland misspoke about State not hiring private guards in Libya.)
Blue Mountain representatives have yet to respond to an inquiry about the contract. UPI reported in December that the firm “has been operating with Western companies in Libya for several months.”
Much remains unclear about the attack on Benghazi. But the presence of private security guards in the lightly-defended compound helps explain how approximately 25 to 30 diplomatic staff held out for over four hours against a crowd of possibly hundreds armed with rifles, rockets and other small arms without massive loss of life.”
“Blue Mountain deliver world-class security solutions for a diverse range of private, corporate and government clients. We do this to the very best of our capabilities, in a safe, personable and professional manner, allowing our clients to conduct their business in safety and with peace of mind.
Our core expertise derives from our heritage, gained from many years’ service in UK Special Forces, with operational skills and expertise acquired from both the SBS and SAS, together with specialist police and intelligence units. We combine these exceptional technical skills and expertise with our commercial acumen and experience to provide a range of professional security solutions for our clients.
We have provided security solutions and training services in more than 20 countries around the world (across Europe, Africa, the US and Asia), for clients that have included: Barclays Bank [which allegedly supplied the $400 million Libor fine used by British Bankers bodyguard company to finance the armed attack on the Benghazi compound and the snuff film showing the torture and rape of Ambassador Stevens] ; Romec; Jaguar Land Rover; ING Barings; Google; the United Nations; International Monetary Fund; and Lloyds Bank.
Every single one of our assignments has required the very best security professionals with broad-ranging expertise and experience; each carefully selected, trained and supported, to ensure our clients can focus on their business in safety, and with complete security.
“LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. home owners have filed a class action suit in New York against 12 of the world’s major banks, claiming that Libor manipulation made mortgage repayments more expensive than they should have been, the Financial Times reported on Monday. It is the first class-action lawsuit filed by home owners, according to the newspaper, which said other class action suits have been brought by investors and municipalities. The five lead plaintiffs include Annie Bell Adams, a pensioner who had her home repossessed and whose subprime mortgage was securitised into Libor-based collateralised debt obligations and sold by banks to investors, the FT said. The suit alleges that traders at banks in Europe and North America, including Barclays , Bank of America and UBS , were incentivised to manipulate the London interbank offered rate to a higher rate on certain dates on which adjustable mortgage interest rates were reset.”
More to follow.