#2783: Clinton’s UK Right To Kill-List Patents – Trump Hotels Now Zulu Targets – Serco 8(a) Tannerite Bomb
United States Marine Field McConnell
Plum City Online – (AbelDanger.net)
September 20, 2016
1. Abel Danger (AD) claims that in 1996, a UK government office in Washington, D.C., gave Hillary Clinton various Crown Agents’ rights to weaponize patented devices and eliminate individuals whose names she had placed on kill lists in the custody of USIS.
2. AD claims that Clinton Foundation donors have begun warning Donald Trump how to avoid having members of his family or his supporters named on kill lists where USIS assassins allegedly use staff and patented onion-router networks in elite hotels to execute hits in Zulu time.
3. AD claims that Clinton aides used a Serco 8(a) protégé company – Base One Technologies – to give Donald Trump advance warning of the time a patented Tannerite bomb device would be detonated in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on Sunday.
4. United States Marine Field McConnell has explained to Donald Trump how to avoid having his friends named on Clinton kill lists – currently in the custody of USIS – and avoid having them killed by weaponized patented devices assigned by Crown Agents to 8(a) mentors and Serco operatives registered at the USPTO.
“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”
“The Science Of Tannerite, The Explosive Possibly Used In The Chelsea Bombs
Sam Lemonick , CONTRIBUTOR
The bomb that exploded Saturday in New York City used an explosive called Tannerite, according to news reports. Until now, Tannerite has mostly been known to target shooters. Now it’s being implicated in a terrorist attack. Here are answers to some questions about an explosive you might not have heard of and its role in this unfolding story.
What is Tannerite?
Tannerite is the brand name of a binary explosive often used as a rifle target. Binary explosives are two-part mixtures of components that aren’t explosive on their own. Tannerite is a patented, proprietary mixture of ammonium nitrate, ammonium perchlorate and powdered aluminum and a few minor ingredients. Generic mixtures of those chemicals, sometimes called ammonal, are sometimes also called Tannerite, like calling all facial tissues Kleenexes. Why are people using this stuff?
Tannerite is popular for target practice because it produces a loud bang and a puff of smoke when hit with a fast-moving bullet. That makes it more obvious—and more exciting—when you hit the target than, say, shooting a piece of paper.
The reason they use Tannerite specifically is because it’s easy to get and relatively safe. Because the two components aren’t themselves explosive, the Federal government doesn’t regulate Tannerite like it does black powder or TNT. You can buy it online or in stores, and the individual components are available on their own. Okay. Is it dangerous?
It can be. Although Tannerite was designed to produce a relatively small explosion for safety, people have been seriously hurt and even killed using it. In most cases that happened when it was detonated inside a container, which fragmented and sent shrapnel flying at the victims.”
“Ka-Boom! Tannerite’s Patent Re-Issued
Dan Zimmerman July 29, 2013
Tannerite’s biggest claim to fame – besides having a Kleenex-like brand name used to describe pretty much everything in the explosive target category – is that it won’t start a fire when it goes bang. Even if you use 200 lbs. of the stuff as FPSRussia claims to have done above. Meanwhile, Tannerite just got some good news from the US Patent Office which you can read all about after the jump . . .
Tannerite® Claims Victory
US Patent and Trademark Office Publishes Iron-Fisted Reissue of Tannerite® Sports, LLC Exploding Binary Target Patent
Pleasant Hills, OR (July 28, 2013) – Tannerite® Sports, LLC is proud to announce that its reissue patent has been approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The reissue patent provides a much broader scope of coverage and protection of their intellectual property. The reissue patent was published on July 23, 2013. “This is a landmark patent reissue for Tannerite® Sports, LLC as well as the entire binary exploding target category. Tannerite® Sports developed and marketed the first binary exploding target,” said Dan Tanner, president of Tannerite Sports, LLC. “Other brands of exploding targets that have come out since Tannerite® was first developed are outright imitations. Now, the Tannerite® brand is being recognized as truly unique and innovative and so says the United States Patent and Trademark Office.”
Tannerite® technical consultant Bruce Broline elaborates: “One driving force behind Tannerite® pursuing a patent reissue is that Tannerite®, the brand, has been generically referred to as the chemical composition in all binary targets – this is certainly not the case. That’s akin to Band-Aid®, Xerox®, and Coke® being used to describe entire product categories. The reason we need to make this separation between the Tannerite® brand and other copycats is that we can’t ensure nor do we trust the performance of their products. Ours are entirely safe when used as instructed and as a shot indicator.
“Tannerite® brand targets are formulated from the highest quality raw materials to ensure that they are safe to handle and do not start fires. This cannot be said of many competitors who may use inferior quality raw materials, other incendiary materials, or improper formulations,” continued Broline.
“My ultimate goal was to develop a long range shot indicator that was absolutely safe and could not cause a fire. Tannerite® brand targets do just that,” said Tanner.
“If I were that recreational shooter, practicing hunter or military firearms instructor I’d want to know with certainty my targets could not start a fire.
Why would anyone take a risk with one of the other brands?””
“USIS provided security-based information and service solutions to both government and corporate customers, in the United States and abroad. Its corporate headquarters were in Falls Church, in Greater Washington, D.C. USIS was a part of Altegrity Inc., a company headquartered in the Falls Church area that was owned by Providence Equity Partners. …
USIS was founded in 1996 after the investigative branch of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was privatized. Its creation was due to an effort of Vice President of the United States Al Gore‘s effort to reduce the size of the civil service. Originally known as U.S. Investigations Services Inc., it was at first an employee-owned company.
The Carlyle Group invested in USIS and in 2003 Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe also committed capital to them. In 2007, Carlyle announced that it would sell USIS to Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm, for US$1.5 billion.
In the fiscal year 2012, USIS received $253 million for the contract work of the OPM, 67% of the OPM’s contract spending for the fiscal year. Background checks
Aaron Alexis background check
In 2007, an OPM contract investigator employed by USIS conducted the field work for the OPM-FIS background investigation on Aaron Alexis, who has been accused of killing twelve people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, September 16, 2013.
Edward Snowden investigation
In 2011, OPM contract investigators employed by USIS conducted the field work for the OPM security clearance re-investigation on Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents beginning on June 5, 2013.
On June 18, 2013, the Subcommittee on Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce and the Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight, both of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, held a joint hearing. Michelle B. Schmitz, the OPM assistant inspector general for investigations, testified that USIS had been under investigation since late 2011, stating that it involves a “complicated contract fraud case.” Patrick McFarland, the OPM inspector general, did not reveal the reason for the investigation of USIS, and said when asked about Snowden’s security clearance re-investigation, “We do believe there may be some problems.”
USIS response to accusations regarding Alexis and Snowden
In a September 8, 2014, media release, the company insisted that, despite being “the target of inaccurate and misleading public allegations,” USIS is a responsible government contractor. It labeled as myth reports that USIS botched its field work for OPM background investigations on Aaron Alexis and Edward Snowden, calling the claim “absolutely false.” The company asserted that “OPM confirmed in sworn testimony before Congress on February 11, 2014 that the investigative file compiled by USIS on Aaron Alexis ‘was complete and in compliance with all investigative standards.'” USIS also said it followed all OPM-mandated procedures and protocols in its background investigation of Edward Snowden.
The company further clarified that it “does not grant security clearances and plays no role in making those determinations.” The decision to grant or renew a clearance, said USIS, “is the sole responsibility of the federal government agency that requested the background investigation.” However, the OPM hired USIS to perform not only background checks but also secondary reviews of those checks to ensure that no one who shouldn’t have access to state secrets was overlooked by mistake.
Fraud investigation and charges
In June 2013, the office of Senator Claire McCaskill stated that USIS was “under active criminal investigation”. A statement from USIS stated that it was unaware that it was under criminal investigation. It added that “USIS complied with that subpoena and has cooperated fully with the government’s civil investigative efforts”. USIS, as the government’s No. 1 provider of background checks for the United States, earned $253 million in awards this year alone.
On January 23, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice filed fraud charges against USIS. The suit was originally filed by a long time USIS employee, whistleblower Blake Percival. The suit, United States of America, ex rel Blake Percival vs USIS alleges that beginning in at least March 2008 and continuing through at least September 2012, USIS management devised and executed a scheme to deliberately circumvent contractually required quality reviews of reports of investigation of completed background investigations in order to increase the company’s revenues and profits. USIS responded that the faulty checks “relate to a small group of individuals over a specific time period.” In August 2015, Altegrity agreed to forgo $30 million in payments the U.S. government owed to USIS in order to settle the case with the Department of Justice.
On July 7, 2014, the company said it was hit by a cyber attack prompting the US government to suspend its work with the firm. Experts who have examined the hack “believe it has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack,” but did not detail possible suspects.
OPM drops USIS
On September 9, 2014, the OPM confirmed it would not renew any of its contracts with USIS upon their expiration at month’s end. USIS said it was “deeply disappointed with OPM’s decision,” which affects 3,000 employees handling a caseload that averaged about 21,000 background investigations a month for total fees of $320 million during the last fiscal year.
In early 2015, USIS’s parent company, Altegrity (also known as Corporate Risk Holdings) filed for bankruptcy.”
“March 30, 2016 The UK’s Ministry of Defence has updated a contract that will see US defence contractor Lockheed Martin andSerco, the UK outsourcing company, continue to play a role in managing the country’s nuclear deterrent. Serco, which is in the midst of a turnaround strategy led by Rupert Soames, a grandson of Winston Churchill, said an updated contract to manage the operations of the Atomic Weapons Establishment has been agreed between the MoD and AWE Management Limited, a joint venture company involving Serco, Lockheed Martin and New York-listed Jacobs Engineering.”
“New York bombing suspect named as Ahmad Khan Rahami
New York officials are looking for Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalised US citizen who was born in Afghanistan for questioning over Saturday’s blast in the Chelsea area of Manhattan.
The bomb injured 29 people and another unexploded device was found nearby.
Early on Monday, a backpack containing up to five devices exploded in Elizabeth, New Jersey, when a bomb disposal robot tried to deactivate it.
New York’s governor said there were “commonalities” between the bombs.
The 28-year-old suspect’s last known address was in Elizabeth.
FBI officials were searching a residence in the New Jersey city on Monday.
What we know so far
Investigators have warned that the suspect should be considered “armed and dangerous”.
Millions of New York residents received a phone alert on Monday morning after the Notify NYC alert system was used to name the suspect.
“Anyone who sees this individual or knows anything about him or his whereabouts needs to call it in right away,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on CNN.
Both the bomb that went off in New York on Saturday and the unexploded device found nearby were shrapnel-filled pressure cookers, according to US media.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that there might be a foreign connection to the Manhattan attack. Officials had said over the weekend there were no confirmed links to international terrorist groups. President Barack Obama, who is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, is being kept up to date with the investigation, a White House spokesman said.
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The backpack in New Jersey was found near the railway station in Elizabeth.
It was picked out of a bin by two men on Sunday evening, who thought the bag could contain something of value.
“That was not a controlled explosion,” said Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, adding that the blast, in the early hours of Monday morning, happened as a robot examining a device cut a wire. No one was injured.
These are the attacks in the US over the weekend that caused security alerts:
A pipe bomb exploded on the route of a charity race in New Jersey on Saturday, forcing the event to be cancelled but causing no injuries
Also on Saturday, nine people were stabbed at a shopping mall in the US state of Minnesota, in an attack apparently carried out by a 22-year-old ethnic Somali.
At least 29 people were injured in an “intentional” explosion in the Chelsea area of Manhattan at around 21:00 (01:00 GMT on Sunday)
Another device was later found four blocks from the site of the blast and destroyed in a controlled explosion
A backpack containing suspicious devices was found in Elizabeth, New Jersey, late on Sunday
One device found in Elizabeth exploded early on Monday as a bomb disposal robot tried to deactivate it
‘People running for their lives’
“Comey said that even though investigators had found no “direct evidence” of a breach by a foreign power or other “hostile actors,” the FBI “would be unlikely to see such evidence” given the “nature of the system,” which he described as a “complicated” mix of servers and mobile devices managed by different administrators. He likened the challenge that forensic investigators faced when examining one of those servers, which was decommissioned in 2013, to “removing the frame from a huge finished jigsaw puzzle and dumping the pieces on the floor.”
Comey went on to note that people in “regular contact” with Clinton via her personal email had themselves been hacked; that Clinton’s use of a personal account was “both known by a large number of people and readily apparent;” and that she “used her personal email extensively while outside the United States, including sending and receiving work-related emails in the territory of sophisticated adversaries.”
Putting all those factors together, Comey said, “we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal email account.”
“John Bennett Ramsey (born December 7, 1943) is an American businessman, author, and father of homicide victim JonBenét Ramsey. He was the first to discover JonBenét’s body in the wine cellar of the Ramseys’ 15-room home in Boulder, Colorado, on December 26, 1996, just hours after her murder on Christmas Day.'” Career
In 1989, he formed the Advanced Product Group, one of three companies that merged to become Access Graphics. He became president and chief executive officer of Access Graphics, a computer services company and a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin.”
“Serco farewell to NPL after 19 years of innovation 8 January 2015 Serco said goodbye to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) at the end of December 2014 after 19 years of extraordinary innovation and science that has seen the establishment build a world-leading reputation and deliver billions of pounds of benefit for the UK economy. During that period under Serco’s management and leadership, NPL has delivered an extraordinary variety and breadth of accomplishments for the UK’s economy and industry. Some of the key achievements during that time have been:… It has been estimated that work carried out by the Centre of Carbon Measurement at NPL will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions reductions (2% of UK footprint) and over half a billion pounds in economic benefit over the next decade…. NPL’s caesium fountain atomic clock is accurate to 1 second in 158 million years and NPL is playing a key role in introducing rigour to high frequency trading [for Serco’s front running banks] in the City through NPL [Zulu] Time.”
“In January 2015, the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli was attacked by men affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).The hotel was popular with foreign officials and government workers; it had previously housed the Libyan Prime Minister.
In the early hours of 27 January 2015, ISIL-affiliated men detonated a car bomb in the parking garage of the hotel. In the chaos, an estimated 5 gunmen stormed past the local guard and entered the hotel, intent on killing guests.
Some of the attackers survived the initial contact, leading to a protracted hostage situation. Victims
Five foreigners died in the attack: one American, one Frenchman, and three Tajiks (including two women). The American, David Berry, was working as a contractor for an American security firm named Crucible. Five Libyan security personnel are also reported to have died in the attack.
Perpetrators and motivations
The attack was carried out by men belonging to ISIL’s “Tripoli Province”, who are believed to have been natives of Libya. The attackers’ stated objective was revenge for the death of Abu Anas al-Libi, a Libyan Al-Qaeda operative who was involved in the bombing of two American embassies in 1998. He was captured by American forces inside Libya in 2013, and died in an American hospital on 2 January 2015.”
“Al-Libi was believed to have been tied to al-Qaeda since its 1994 roots in the Sudan. In 1995, al-Libi was granted political asylum in the United Kingdom, after a failed Al-Qaeda plot to assassinate Hosni Mubarak, then president of Egypt. An Egyptian request for extradition was declined on the grounds that al-Libi would not receive a fair trial. In 1996, MI6 allegedly paid a Libyan Al-Qaeda cell to kill Colonel Gaddafi. Al-Libi would have been allowed to stay in return for aiding the alleged plot, which was unsuccessful. In 1999, al-Libi was arrested by Scotland Yard and interrogated. However, he was released because he had cleared his hard drive and no evidence could be found to hold him. He evaded a team that was sent to follow him and was not seen for years. His flat in Manchester, where he was a student, was searched by police, who discovered a 180-page handwritten manual for Al-Qaeda followers[dubious – discuss], translated from Arabic to English, which became known as the Manchester Manual.”
Al-Libi spoke Arabic and English. He had a scar on the left side of his face. Because he was tall and bore a passing resemblance to Osama bin Laden, he was often used as adecoy when Bin Laden traveled.
“Support Services for Starwood Hotels Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the [Innholders] world’s most prestigious hotels, has appointed Serco as preferred bidder for a £7m contract to provide a range of support services to the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, the Westin in Dublin and the 5 star Turnberry resort on Scotland’s west coast. The contract, which has a 5 year term, is an extension to services already provided to other [Innholders] hotels in the Starwood Group and includes buildings maintenance and security, engineering support and [WiFi] help desk services.”
“Opened in 1994 as the successor to the Transitional Immigrant Visa Processing Center in Rosslyn, Va., the NVC centralizes all immigrant visa pre-processing and appointment scheduling for overseas posts. The NVC collects paperwork and fees before forwarding a case, ready for adjudication, to the responsible post.
The center also handles immigrant and fiancé visa petitions, and while it does not adjudicate visa applications, it provides technical assistance and support to visa-adjudicating consular officials overseas.
Only two Foreign Service officers, the director and deputy director, work at the center, along with just five Civil Service employees. They work with almost 500 contract employees doing preprocessing of visas, making the center one of the largest employers in the Portsmouth area.
The contractor, Serco, Inc., has worked with the NVC since its inception and with the Department for almost 18 years.
The NVC houses more than 2.6 million immigrant visa files, receives almost two million pieces of mail per year and received more than half a million petitions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in 2011. Its file rooms’ high-density shelves are stacked floor-to-ceiling with files, each a collection of someone’s hopes and dreams and each requiring proper handling. ….
The NVC also preprocesses the chief of mission (COM) application required for the filing of a petition for a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV). Such visas, for foreign nationals who have performed services for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan, require COM concurrence before the applicant can file a petition with USCIS. The NVC collects the requisite documents from such applicants and, when complete, forwards the package to the U.S. embassies in Baghdad or Kabul for COM approval”
“Serco do a bunch more that didn’t even make our story: As well as thanking God for his success, CEO Chris Hyman is a Pentecostal Christian who has released a gospel album in America and fasts every Tuesday. Amazingly, he was also in the World Trade Centre on 9/11, on the 47th floor addressing [Serco] shareholders. Serco run navy patrol boats for the ADF, as well as search and salvage operations through their partnership with P&O which form Defence Maritime Services. Serco run two Australian jails already, Acacia in WA and Borallon in Queensland. They’re one of the biggest companies In the UK for running electronic tagging of offenders under house arrest or parole.”
“UK Cabinet Office – Emergency Planning College – Serco …..Types of Exercise Workshop Exercises
These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurised environment. They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations. Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems [Feeling lucky, Punk?]. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The Gold Standard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination. Live Exercises These can range from testing individual components of a system or organisation through to a full-scale rehearsal. They are particularly useful where there are regulatory requirements or with high-risk situations. They are more complex and costly to organise and deliver but can be integrated with Command Post Exercises as part of a wider exercising package.”
“Base One Technologies, Ltd. is a DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION, located in New York, NY and was formed on Feb 15, 1994.This file was obtained from the Secretary of State and has a file number of 1795583.”
“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
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