#2526: Comey’s Dirty-Banker Insurrections – Serco’s 8(a) Long-Range Ammo Caches – San Bernardino Carbon Cap
1. AD asserts that FBI Director James Comey is laundering dirty money through HSBC Holdings at Canary Wharf to fund insurrections whereby the key ‘actors’ are tracked through what HSBC clients call the Nine Eyes (Five Eyes + BRIC) surveillance network.
2. AD asserts that HSBC paid Serco and its SBA 8(a) protégée companies to build long-range ammo caches around the world so that local insurrectionists can synchronize assassinations or mass-murder events through the Nine Eyes network.
3. AD asserts that Comey joined the HSBC board as of March 4 2013 to conceal the dirty money used to buy 8(a) ammo or purchase carbon offsets from insurrectionists and cap carbon footprints of victims in target communities such as San Bernardino.
United States Marine Field McConnell (http://www.abeldanger.net/2010/01/field-mcconnell-bio.html) invites Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford to deploy Marine Corps firing squads to protect all U.S. military installations – especially including the Marine Corps facilities at Camp Pendleton – against an imminent, countrywide insurrection coordinated with Serco’s 8(a) companies over HSBC’s Nine Eyes Surveillance network out of Canary Wharf, London.
It is now D-Day + 3.
San Bernardino Shootings: What We Know, One Day After
Updated December 3, 201510:19 AM ET
After a mass shooting, a police chase and a shootout, a violent day in San Bernardino, Calif., ended in the death of two suspects, authorities say.
Syed Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, were responsible for the Wednesday morning attack that killed at least 14 people and injured 17, according to San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan. After initial concerns that there could have been a third shooter, police are now confident there were only two.
There’s much that remains unclear, including the motives of the shooters and the identities of the victims. But briefings from police reveal an hours-long timeline of events:
Syed Farook, an environmental specialist who was born in the U.S., has worked for the San Bernardino County health department for five years.
Tashfeen Malik was Farook’s wife, says Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Malik was born in Pakistan and lived in Saudi Arabia before she married Farook about two years ago, according to Ayloush.
The couple had a 6-month-old daughter, whom they left with Farook’s mother on the morning of the attack, Ayloush says.
The attack began on Wednesday morning, at an office holiday party in the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. The center provides social services to residents with developmental disabilities, but the shooting was focused on an office party for San Bernardino County staff.
As a county employee, Farook was at the party. At some point he left in anger, Burguan says.
He returned with Malik.
Both were dressed in tactical gear and carrying .223-caliber assault-style rifles, semiautomatic handguns and explosive devices, police say, when they entered the Inland Regional Center and opened fire.
The weapons used in the shooting were legally purchased, law enforcement officials tell NPR’s Carrie Johnson.
Fourteen people died and 17 were wounded. Emergency response teams rushed to the facility and roads near the center were shut down, but Farook and Malik were able to escape.
As the search for the suspects began, hundreds of people were evacuated from the Inland Regional Center. Three explosive devices had been left at the shooting site, and weren’t disposed of until late in the evening, Burguan says.
Farook was wearing a ski mask at the time of the shooting, law enforcement officials tell NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston, but witnesses to the shooting still recognized him. Based on those eyewitness accounts, police drove to nearby Redlands, to a house associated with Farook. (Member station KPCC has a map of the locations involved in the attack.)
When Farook and Malik left the area around the Redlands house in an SUV, police pursued.
Hours after the attack began, following a chase and a shootout with at least 20 police officers, the two suspects were dead. One officer suffered injuries that are not life-threatening.
A third suspect is also in custody; police are working to determine whether that person was involved in the attack.
Police have not identified a motive for the shooting. They have not ruled out terrorism.
Burguan, the police chief, says there does appear to have been some form of planning involved.
“I don’t think they just ran home, put on these types of tactical clothes, grabbed guns and came back on a spur-of-the-moment thing,” he said.
San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis said in a statement that the attack “has shaken the core of our community.” The county has suspended all nonessential county services on Thursday and Friday.
Late Wednesday, Farook’s brother-in-law, Farhan Khan, appeared at a press conference with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for Greater LA and said he had no idea why Farook would carry out such an attack.
“I just cannot express how sad I am for what happened today,” he said. He wished victims a speedy recovery and said he was in shock over the shooting, according to member station KPCC.
“We unequivocally condemn the horrific act that happened today,” Ayloush, the executive director of the LA CAIR office, said at the same conference, speaking on behalf of the local Muslim community.
“We offer our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the injured, to the families of those who have been killed. … We stand in mourning, in sadness, for what happened.”
In an interview with NPR, Ayloush noted that Farook and Malik were both Muslims and their families said they showed no sign of fanaticism. He emphasized that the attackers’ motives were unknown.
President Obama, in an interview on CBS, called for changes to America’s gun control laws, as he has after mass shootings at Newtown, Conn.; Tucson, Ariz.; Fort Hood, Texas; Charleston, S.C.; and Colorado Springs, Colo., among others.
And in a press conference Thursday morning, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said violence like the San Bernardino shooting “has no place in this country.”
“This is not what we stand for,” she said. “This is not what we live for.”
“Defense Ammunition Center . Since 2008, Serco has assisted DAC with the analysis, design, development, implementation, management/ administration, and evaluation of integrated, enterprise-wide and component-specific training, learning, knowledge management, and strategic human resource management interventions that are critical to achieving their mission. Serco holds an OPM TMA TO with DAC and also a contract through GSA Millenia Lite. When the GSA contract could not support all of DACs needs, Serco recommended the use of the OPM TMA vehicle. Through these contracts, Serco provides training program management support to deliver multi-faceted best practice solutions in training development and delivery, knowledge management, portal technologies, course conversions (ILT and CBT to WBT), mobile performance applications, and Learning Management Systems support. Serco applies the ADDIE model to all course development activities including ILT, WBT, and leading-edge technologies including mobile performance applications. Serco provided LMS support and also developed and continues to manage DAC’s Ammunition Community of Excellence.”
“January 30, 2013, 5:49 PM ET
HSBC Names James Comey to The Board
HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA.LN -0.77% said Wednesday it named James Comey, Jr. to its board as of March 4 as it continues to respond to the money laundering scandal that has engulfed the bank since last summer.
Comey, a former deputy attorney general, is a senior research scholar at Columbia University Law School. During his time at the Justice Department, he was responsible for supervising the department’s operations, and he chaired President George W. Bush’s corporate fraud task force.
Prior to that, he was a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, supervising the prosecution of executives on fraud charges, and he created a specialized unit to prosecute international drug cartels. He served from 2005 to 2010 as general counsel of Lockheed Martin Corp. LMT -0.58%, and more recently was general counsel of Bridgewater Associates LP.
Comey will join the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee, a panel HSBC’s board established Wednesday. Among its other members, the bank said, are Stuart Gulliver, HSBC’s chief executive; Mark Moses, chief risk officer; Stuart Levey, chief legal officer; and Bob Werner, head of financial crime compliance.
“The caliber, status and experience of the individuals reinforce once more how seriously we are taking this,” Gulliver said in a statement.
The committee will provide guidance, oversight and policy advice over HSBC’s internal controls designed to focus where the bank may become exposed to financial crime or abuse, HSBC said.
Robert Jackson Jr., an associate professor at Columbia Law School who is co-director of the Millstein Center, said large financial institutions have recently been establishing committees of their boards to address issues they face, such as risk. Some create them on an ad hoc basis, while others standardize the panels, he said.
“These committees, historically, were used for limited circumstances such as mergers and acquisitions or when the company is subject to significant litigation,” Jackson said. “But today, they’re increasingly a tool for ensuring a major corporate governance issue is directly overseen by the board.”
The committee’s formation comes about six weeks after HSBC reached a record $1.9 billion settlement with U.S. authorities over allegations it was complicit in money laundering by drug cartels and other entities blacklisted from the U.S. financial system.
HSBC apologized to a U.S. Senate subcommittee that found its units across the globe were being used by money launderers and potential terrorist financiers.
Comey’s appointment, along with the creation of the committee, is the latest in a series of personnel moves HSBC made in the wake of the investigations.”
“HSBC Carbon Neutrality Reporting Guidance 2011
This Carbon Neutrality Reporting Guidance (“CNRG”) document supports the preparation and reporting of carbon dioxide emissions data and carbon offset data by HSBC Holdings plc (hereafter “HSBC”). It is the responsibility of HSBC management to ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to prepare its carbon neutrality reporting in line with, in all material respects, the CNRG.
HSBC defines ‘carbon neutral’ to mean that worldwide operations contribute zero net carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at the end of the reporting year (1 January to 31 December). The gross carbon dioxide emissions1 are measured, calculated and reported according to the guidance below. Emission reductions from offset projects are purchased throughout the year in line with internal offset policies. To be carbon neutral the total net carbon emissions2 measured in the reporting year should be equal to the total offsets purchased for that reporting year. Carbon neutral status is in part achieved with a programme of carbon emission reductions. This is achieved through a combination of energy reduction programmes and procurement of low emission electricity. This CNRG does not provide reporting guidance on the detail of these elements; however the resulting emissions reductions are reported in the carbon emissions data. 1. Carbon Emissions Scope of Reporting Carbon emission data comprises carbon dioxide arising from:
• Energy used in buildings, vehicles and other forms of transport owned or leased by HSBC and used for business purposes. This includes 100% of emissions from the assets of joint ventures or alliances where HSBC has management contro3 ;
• Emissions arising from offshored operations where HSBC retains control over the outsourced operation via contractual agreement.
• Other business travel including air; private jet; rail; hired motorbike; taxi; hire car; boat; bus/coach; ferry/junk; tram; and other travel. Carbon dioxide emissions from acquisitions and disposals are included and terminated respectively from the date of contractual completion of the transfer of asset ownership/ leasehold. This is consistent with HSBC’s financial reporting. For acquisitions, where data are not available: estimates should be prepared for additions which contribute more than 5% of the Reporting Unit (i.e. country level) annual data.”
“[David] Cameron’s forebears have a long history in finance. His father Ian [former Chairman of White’s gambling club] was senior partner of the stockbrokers Panmure Gordon & Co., in which firm partnerships had long been held by Cameron’s ancestors, including his grandfather and great-grandfather, and was a director of estate agent John D. Wood. His great-great grandfather Emile Levita, a German Jewish financier who obtained British citizenship in 1871, was the director of the Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China which became Standard Chartered Bank in 1969. One of Emile’s sons, Arthur Levita, was also a stockbroker; he married a cousin of the royal family, Steffie Cooper.[nb 2] Sir Ewen Cameron, another great-great-grandfather, was London chairman of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank; he played a key role in arranging loans from the Rothschild family to Japan during the Russo-Japanese War. Great-grandfather, Ewen Allan Cameron, was partner of Panmure Gordon stockbrokersand served on the Corporation of Foreign Bondholders, and the Committee for Chinese Bondholders (set up by the then-Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Montagu Norman (later Lord Norman) in November 1935).”
“Spectre – On a mission in Mexico City, unofficially ordered by the previous M by way of a posthumous message, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium and gives chase to Marco Sciarra, an assassin who survived the attack. In the ensuing struggle, Bond kills Sciarra and steals his ring, which is emblazoned with a stylised octopus. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely suspended from field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the privately-backed [Serco] Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also campaigns for Britain to join “Nine Eyes”, a global surveillance and intelligence co-operation initiative between nine member states [Five Eyes + BRIC]. C uses his influence to close down the ’00’ section, believing it to be outdated.”
“8(a) Business Development Program The 8(a) Business Development Program [controlled through Serco protégée Base One Technologies and Clinton Nine Eyes servers] 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 [Mineta interned in WWII], 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.”
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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