#2431: Serco 8(a) Khobar Bomb – Clinton’s Long-Short Hedge-Fund Servers – FBI Tainted Timeline Swaps
1. Field McConnell offers expert-witness support to plaintiff suits for wrongful deaths which he attributes to Serco’s use of 8(a) companies in the orchestrated bombing of the Khobar Towers in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996, and the mass murder of 19 servicemen from the 4404th Wing (Provisional) Air Force unit.
2. McConnell has evidence that Serco used its 8(a) protégé – Base One Technologies – to set up servers for Hillary Clinton’s favored hedge-fund associates which allow them to invest long in major defense contractors while shorting their set-aside projects at mass-casualty events such as the Murrah Building, Khobar Towers and Pentagon Navy Command Center bombings.
3. Serco allegedly tainted timelines at the Khobar Towers crime scene by swapping clocks across the Clinton 8(a) servers to decoy the FBI investigators into seeing al-Qaeda as a likely culprit before having Hezbollah fraudulently charged with orchestrating the attack.
McConnell offers his expert witness services to plaintiffs in wrongful-death lawsuits while he exposes Serco’s agents and shareholders’ use of tainted timelines in his e-book “Shaking Hands With the Devil’s Clocks“. (See http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html )
“Former FBI director: Clinton undermined Saudi bombing probe
Freeh said president wanted better relations with Iran
Monday, October 10, 2005; Posted: 11:48 a.m. EDT (15:48 GMT)
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh on Sunday accused former President Bill Clinton of ditching the investigation into the 1996 bombing of a U.S. barracks in Saudi Arabia to pursue better relations with Iran.
In an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Freeh said Clinton failed to seek Saudi cooperation with the investigation into the Khobar Towers attack, which killed 19 U.S. airmen. He said Clinton instead pressed then-Crown Prince Abdullah, now king, for a donation to his presidential library — a charge the former president’s spokesman and a former adviser told CBS was false.
“I was very disappointed that the political leadership in the United States would tell the families of these 19 heroes that we were going to leave no stone unturned and find the people who killed them, to give that order to the director — because that’s the order that I got — and then do nothing to assist and facilitate that investigation, and, in fact, to undermine it,” Freeh said.
Representatives of the former president did not return CNN calls seeking comment. But former Clinton spokesman Joe Lockhart said Freeh’s accusation has been disputed by “everyone who was in those meetings.”
“All he is trying to do is follow the right-wing playbook, which is to make up a bunch of charges about President Clinton and do it in a way that you can line your own pockets,” Lockhart said.
Freeh is promoting a new memoir, “My FBI: Bringing Down the Mafia, Investigating Bill Clinton and Waging War on Terror.” He said his Khobar Towers investigation pointed to Iran, but said the probe was derailed by Clinton’s desire to improve relations with the reformist Iranian government elected in 1997.
He said U.S. investigators only gained access to Saudi suspects in the bombing when former President George Bush, who sent American troops to defend the kingdom in the first Persian Gulf War, asked Abdullah for his assistance.
Asked why he did not resign and go public earlier, he said, “I had a different response. I said, ‘This is too damn important for me to stop investigating it,’ and I didn’t stop investigating it. I wanted for a change of administration, which happened when this President Bush was elected.”
Clinton named Freeh, a former FBI agent and federal judge, to lead the bureau in 1993 after the fiery raid that ended the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas. But Freeh’s agents ended up conducting multiple investigations of his boss during the 1990s — including the probe of the president’s sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, which resulted in his 1998 impeachment and eventual acquittal by the Senate.
Freeh said those investigations dominated his tenure. But Lockhart said Freeh wasted his time pursuing allegations of wrongdoing leveled by Clinton’s political opponents.
“No one made Mr. Freeh go around and chase political rumors and scandals, to go and get into the depths of the president’s personal life,” Lockhart told CNN. “He did that to win favor and curry favor with the far right wing of this country. What he didn’t do was run the FBI.”
In his book, Freeh writes that he realized the United States was in a global war with terrorists after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and responses to terrorist attacks in the 1990s were inadequate.
“We lacked the political will, the spine, to take military action against our enemies,” he told CBS. “It was obvious for years that that’s what our position had been.”
The 9/11 commission report issued in 2004 credited Freeh with recognizing the terrorist threat early on — but it also criticized him for failing to shift FBI resources to combat it. And the Justice Department criticized him for failing to improve the FBI’s computer network, which investigators said kept agents from “connecting the dots” before the 9/11 attacks.
Freeh told CBS that he had to ask Congress for permission to reassign agents.
Freeh resigned in June 2001, less than three months before al Qaeda’s attacks on New York and Washington. On his last day in office, he revealed indictments against 13 Saudis and a Lebanese citizen in connection with the Khobar Towers bombing, all accused of being members of the Iranian-backed Islamic militia Hezbollah. The indictment stated that Iranian officials directed the bombing, but none were charged.
He said he remained in office until 2001 because he didn’t want Clinton to name his successor.
“I was concerned about who he would put in there as FBI director because he had expressed antipathy for the FBI, for the director,” he said. “I was going to stay there and make sure that he couldn’t replace me.”
“The Khobar Towers bombing was a terrorist attack on part of a housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, located near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran on June 25, 1996. At that time Khobar Towers was being used as quarters for foreign military personnel.
A truck-bomb was detonated adjacent to Building #131, an eight-story structure housing United States Air Force personnel from the 4404th Wing (Provisional), primarily from a deployed rescue squadron and deployed fighter squadron. In all, 19 U.S. servicemen were killed and 498 of many nationalities were wounded. Although al-Qaeda has been described by some sources as the likely culprit, the official June 25, 1996 statement by the United States named members of Hezbollah Al-Hejaz (English: Party of God in the Hijaz) as responsible. In 2006, a U.S. court found Iran and Hezbollah guilty of orchestrating the attack.”
Comey served as a law clerk for then-United States District
Judge John M. Walker, Jr., inManhattan. Then, he was an associate for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in their New York Office. He joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he worked from 1987 to 1993. While there, he served as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. He helped prosecute the Gambino crime family.
largest defense contractor. Comey’s tenure took effect on October 1, 2005,. serving in that capacity until June 2, 2010, when he announced he would leave Lockheed Martin to join the senior management committee at Bridgewater Associates, a Connecticut based investment management [hedge fund] firm. On February 1, 2013, after leaving Bridgewater, he was appointed by Columbia University Law School as a Senior Research Scholar and Hertog Fellow on National Security Law. He was also appointed to the board of directors of the London-based financial institution HSBC Holdings, to improve the company’s compliance program after its $1.9 billion settlement with the Justice Department for failing to comply with basic due diligence requirements for money laundering regarding Mexican drug cartels and terrorism financing. Since 2012, he has also served on the Defense Legal Policy Board.“
Aside from its scientific mission, since 1974, the official residence of the Vice President of the United States has been Number One Observatory Circle, a house on the grounds of the Naval Observatory. [Alleged base for MitM attacks on USNO and wrongful deaths of thousands of American citizens since Al Gore moved in in 1993]”
“April 22, 2015 WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today honored Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Associate Administrator of 8(a) Business Development, HQ Small Business Administration (SBA), and Darryl Scott, Director of Partner Relations, Serco, with the annual Small Business Advocacy Award.
Presented at ACT-IAC’s Small Business Conference (SBC) luncheon, the award recognizes Ms. Robinson-Burnette and Mr. Scott for their work in promoting the growth and development of small businesses in the federal marketplace. The Small Business Advocacy Award is an honor ACT-IAC awards to one government and one industry professional who have made substantial contributions to small businesses in the IT community.
Ms. Robinson-Burnette was named the Associate Administrator, SBA in December 2014. Prior to joining the SBA, she served in the Pentagon as a Deputy Director, Office of the Secretary of the Army, Office of Small Business Programs. In this position with over $16 billion in annual contract awards to small firms, Ms. Robinson-Burnette managed the largest federal small business program in the country. During her time with the Army, she provided leadership and guidance to a network of over 200 military and civilian small business specialists.
Mr. Scott has consistently championed the cause of small business within Serco by encouraging executive leadership to make it a priority to meet or exceed all small business commitments. Since Mr. Scott took on the role of Director of Small Business Partner Relations in 2009, Serco has consistently met or exceeded the Government’s small business subcontracting goals in ALL small business categories. Through his 30-year career, he has tirelessly worked towards advancing the interests of the small business community.
Launched in 2007, SBC is the unrivaled forum for new and established small and large businesses to come together to further align with the needs of government agencies.
ACT-IAC is the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community and an example of how government and industry work together. ACT-IAC is a nonprofit educational organization created to advance government through collaboration and education. The organization provides an objective, vendor and technology-neutral and ethical forum where government and industry are working together to develop innovative strategies, effective and efficient solutions and best practices. Headquartered in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, ACT-IAC also has chapters in Pacific region (based in San Diego) and the Rocky Mountain region (based in Denver).”
“Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a networking protocol for clock synchronization between computer systems over packet-switched, variable-latency data networks. In operation since before 1985, NTP is one of the oldest Internet protocols in current use. NTP was originally designed by David L. Mills of the University of Delaware, who still oversees its development. … While no one doubts the contribution of NTP to network performance, several security concerns have arisen in late 2014. Previously, researchers became aware that NTP servers can be susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks unless packets are cryptographically signed for authentication. The computational overhead involved can make this impractical on busy servers, particularly during denial of service attacks. NTP message spoofing can be used to move clocks on client computers and allow a number of attacks based on bypassing of cryptographic key expiration.“
“Watchdog: Clinton, Abedin and Mills Have Broken 2 Federal Laws
Director of Investigations for Judicial Watch and former Army counterintelligence agent, Chris Farrell, says that Hillary and her top two advisers, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, appear to have broken at least two federal National Security laws in the handling of their emails. The first violation is that they transmitted and received classified information using a private server. He says that Hillary’s supporters claim that using a private server to transmit classified information is a minor offense. Farrell says that is anything but the truth.
Farrell points out that Hillary using a private server is the first time ever in this country that a cabinet member has used a private server for their administrative duties. Despite what Hillary tries to lie about, it’s never been done before. Her claims about former Secretaries of State Condi Rice and Colin Powell using private emails is disingenuous in that they used their private emails sparingly and not solely as Clinton did and the fact they used devices supplied by the government with protective software installed.
Farrell also pointed out that Abedin and Mills have both failed to certify they have turned over all of their emails as they were ordered to do by a federal judge. They were ordered to provide the State Department with sworn statements under oath and under the threat of perjury that they turned over all of thei documents from their time in government service.
Responding to Clinton, her campaign staff and supporters, who claim nothing Hillary did was of a serious nature, Farrell stated:
“It is not,” he said. “It is a national security crime, and should be a national security crime investigation,” he said, noting that Clinton created the private email server a week before she took up her duties at Foggy Bottom, indicating that she planned to avoid using official email that must be stored under federal rules.
Two laws apply to the mishandling of classified data on unsecure networks, Farrell said.
The first is 18 USC Sec. 1924, which outlaws the unauthorized removal and storage of classified information. Penalties can include fines and imprisonment for up to one year.
That statute was used to prosecute retired Army General David Petraeus, a former CIA director who provided classified documents to his mistress and biographer, Paula Broadwell. Petraeus was sentenced to two years’ probation and a $40,000 fine as part of a plea deal in March.
A second federal statute that prosecutors could use to charge Clinton and her aides is 18 USC Sec. 793, a more serious felony statute Farrell described as a “hammer.”
That law covers national defense information and people who misuse it to injure the United States or benefit a foreign power.
Those convicted of violating that law face fines and up to 10 years in prison.
Farrell points out that unlike other crimes, intentions cannot be taken into account.
Something you readers should also consider is that there has been a steady leak of information on this scandal, unlike the many scandals under Obama. The reason is that Obama can stonewall any investigation for years. The fact that this scandal has legs is because Obama is allowing or even helping it make itself known. He and Hillary are not big fans of each other and Obama would prefer a candidate who will listen to him and continue his fundamental transformation of America.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the £1.3 trillion hedge fund women
In their elegant ballgowns, they could be among the guests at any charity reception hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
By David Harrison and Claire Duffin
8:00AM BST 23 Oct 2011
In fact, these are some of the most powerful and influential individuals to have gathered at St James’s Palace. All leading figures in finance, they help to control assets totalling £1.3 trillion.
Left-to-right in photograph:
2) Amanda Pullinger. 45: Chief executive of Pullinger Management in New York. Executive director of 100WHF. Studied modern history at Oxford University where she was a contemporary of David Cameron. Originally from Solihull, has lived in New York for 24 years. Fan of Downton Abbey.
3) Effie Datson, 41: Head of foreign exchange and global macro prime brokerage for Deutsche Bank, which has managed assets of £480 billion. Previously worked at IKOS and Goldman Sachs. London Board Chair of 100WHF. Has a degree in social sciences and MBA, both from Harvard. Lives with husband Edwin, a venture capitalist, in a £1 million flat in Battersea, southwest London. Competes in triathlons.
4) Claire Smith, 48: Research analyst and partner with Albourne Partners, independent global advisers whose 200 clients worldwide have an estimated £145 billion invested in hedge funds. Works from home in Geneva.
5) Kathryn Graham, 39: Director of BT Pension Scheme Management in London, BT’s pensions advisory arm, the largest scheme in the UK at £34 billion. Has an MA in economics and mathematics from Edinburgh University. Trustee of hedge fund standards board in London.
6) Roxanne Mosley Sargent, 43: Previously co-head of sales and marketing at Armajaro Asset Management, formerly head of hedge fund capital group for Europe at Deutsche Bank. MBA from Harvard. Married with young children, lives in Notting Hill, west London.
7) Kristen Eshak Weldon, 33: Managing director of Blackstone Group International Partners which has £99 billion of managed assets. 100WHF London board member. Previously worked at JP Morgan. Studied at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Originally from Houston, Texas and now living in London. Likes designer fashion labels including Diane von Furstenberg, Max Mara and Donna Karan.
8) Natasha Sai, 35, a managing director with the banking giant Goldman Sachs, America’s 5th largest bank by revenue, which has £515 billion of managed assets. Lives in Hammersmith, west London. Featured in a 2001 Sky One series called The Real Sex in the City, about the lives of single girls in New York.
9) Sonia Gardner, 49: Moroccan-born president and co-founder, Avenue Capital Group, a global investment firm with £12.5 billion of managed assets. Made a donation to Hillary Clinton’s New York Senate re-election campaign. Mrs Clinton’s daughter Chelsea joined Ms Gardner’s Avenue Capital Group in 2006. [Steering Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. out of bankruptcy protection; allegedly with the proceeds of online assassination betting!!!]
10) Stephanie Breslow: partner and co-head of the investment management group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, a New York law firm with an office in London. Lives in New York with husband and two stepchildren. Graduate of Columbia University School of Law. Is on the advisory board of the Columbia Law School’s Gender and Sexuality Centre.
11) Mindy Posoff, 51: Founder, Traversent Capital Partners, a consultancy for hedge funds and asset managers. Also managing director of Golden Seeds, dedicated to investing in young companies founded or led by women. Former director of Credit Suisse. Likes Queen Latifah, the American rapper.
12) Carol Kim: managing director, the Blackstone Group, based in Hong Kong. Previously based in New York as a Vice President in the Absolute Return Strategies Group at Lehman Brothers. 100WHF co-founder and board director. Has a BA in Urban and Economic Studies from the University of Toronto.
“Serco’s Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.” http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/100515p.pdf
“Base One Technologies – Corporate Strategy – We are a Government Certified Women-Owned Business
We practice Diversity Recruitment and Staffing for IT positions
Base One was founded in 1994 by a women engineer who had made a career in technology research for many years. Base One has been very successful in focusing on diversity recruiting and staffing for IT projects. It has been our experience that the greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution. As in any field the more diverse the viewpoint the more thorough your analysis. Our engineers can think out of the box.
Because of our affiliations we have access to pools of resources among more diverse groups & individuals. We work with a large pool of minority professionals who specialize in IT skills. We are able to have access to these resources through our status as a D/MWBD firm and our affiliations. These affiliations assist us in working with resources among more diverse groups & individuals.
We are also partnered with firms that are 8A certified as Minority firms, Disabled Veteran firms, Native American firms, Vietnam veteran firms, women owned firms.
Our hub zone location keeps us close to the professional organizations of great diversity. We are active in recruiting from and networking with these community organizations of local IT professionals. This has given us access to a large pool of diversity talent.
Base One’s staff of engineers are a diverse group of professionals. This diverse network of engineers helps us to branch out to other engineers and creates an even larger network of resources for us to work with.
The greater the diversity the more complete & thorough the analysis. The broader the spectrum of points of view the broader the scope of the analysis. We feel that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions. To that end we will continue to nurture these relationships to further extend our talent pool.
The greater the diversity mix, the more creative the solution.
The more diverse the viewpoint, the more thorough the analysis.
The more diverse our team, the more our engineers can think out of the box.
This is why Base One Technologies concentrates on diversity recruitment in the belief that a diverse team gives us a greater advantage in creating cutting edge solutions.”
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“The 8(a) Business Development Program assists in the development of small businesses owned and operated by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, such as women and minorities. The following ethnic groups are classified as eligible: Black Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans (American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, or Native Hawaiians); Asian Pacific Americans (persons with origins from Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, Laos, Cambodia (Kampuchea), Vietnam, Korea, The Philippines, U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (Republic of Palau), Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Samoa, Macao, Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, Tuvalu, or Nauru); Subcontinent Asian Americans (persons with origins from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, the Maldives Islands or Nepal). In 2011, the SBA, along with the FBI and the IRS, uncovered a massive scheme to defraud this program. Civilian employees of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, working in concert with an employee of Alaska Native Corporation Eyak Technology LLC allegedly submitted fraudulent bills to the program, totaling over 20 million dollars, and kept the money for their own use. It also alleged that the group planned to steer a further 780 million dollars towards their favored contractor.”
“Government still paying G4S and Serco millions for tagging despite ban Alan Travis Home affairs editor
Thursday 25 June 2015 00.01 BST
The Ministry of Justice is still paying security firms G4S and Serco millions of pounds every month for supplying electronic tagging equipment, more than a year after both companies were barred from running the contract.
Both companies faced criminal investigations by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations of overcharging that led to them repaying nearly £180m.
The continuing monthly payments to the two companies were uncovered by an analysis of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies which shows that G4S was paid a total of £8.7m between March 2014 – when it lost the tagging contract – and February 2015. Serco was paid £4.5m over the same period.
The electronic monitoring tags are used to enforce curfews on more than 100,000 offenders each year. The outsourcing giant Capita took over the contract on an interim basis in April last year.
In July 2014, Capita and three other companies were named as the winners of a £265m six-year contract to supply the next generation of satellite tracking tags, which would allow dangerous and repeat offenders to be monitored around the clock.”