Monday, April 30, 2012

#Olymipc 2012 :Image : Surface To Air Missile Sites !

MOD leaflet about the missiles:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/71971797/bow_missile_leaflet.pdf
 
BBC report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17884897
 
29 April 2012
Surface to Air Missiles for 2012 Olympics Site
A sends:
The former Bryant and May match factory in Fairfield Road, Bow, East London - now a private gated community of exclusive apartments known as Bow Quarter.
 
http://binged.it/KjxXjK
 
The roofs of two towers (converted for lift shafts for the apartments) have been chosen by the Ministry of Defence to site surface-to-air high-velocity missile systems.
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Washington DC missile protection: http://cryptome.org/eyeball/wh-missile/wh-missile.htm



http://cryptome.org/2012-info/london-sam/london-sam.htm

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ex- #CIA Chief Defends Waterboarding Torture.


The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service has said he has no regrets about using controversial 'enhanced interrogation techniques' on al Qaeda detainees after the September 11 attacks.
While human rights campaigners have condemned them as tantamount to torture, Jose Rodriguez insisted methods such as waterboarding are 'legal and effective'.
He told 60 Minutes Sunday he was comfortable with the agency's treatment of top-tier terrorists such as 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and suspected Bin Laden lieutenant Abu Zubaydah, saying: 'We made some al Qaeda terrorists with American blood on their hands uncomfortable for a few days.
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'Legal and effective': The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, defended its controversial interrogation tactics in an interview for 60 Minutes
'Legal and effective': The former head of the CIA's Clandestine Service, Jose Rodriguez, defended its controversial interrogation tactics in an interview for 60 Minutes
'I am very secure in what we did and am very confident that what we did saved American lives.'
Mr Rodriguez, who has written a book called 'Hard Measures' about the CIA's interrogations, compared waterboarding to the Obama-era practice of targeting terrorists through drone strikes, insisting his methods were less harsh than those in force now.
'We don't capture anyone anymore ... the default option of this administration has been to kill all prisoners. Take no prisoners,' he told interviewer Lesley Stahl.
'How could it be more ethical to kill people rather than capture them?'


The former spy hotly denied that Abu Zubaydah gave the CIA false information after being waterboarded and sleep deprived, saying, 'Bull****! He gave us a road-map that allowed us to capture a bunch of al Qaeda senior leaders.'
Explaining the rationale behind the CIA's interrogation programme, which includes stress positions, forced nudity and 'insult slaps,' Mr Rodriguez said it was 'about instilling a sense of hopelessness...despair...so that he [the detainee] would conclude on his own that he was better off cooperating with us.'
He cited Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the architect of 9/11, as a prime example of this.
An offer they can't refuse: The former spy chief said methods such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation generally persuaded terror suspects it was better to co-operate
An offer they can't refuse: The former spy chief said methods such as waterboarding and sleep deprivation generally persuaded terror suspects it was better to co-operate
Calling him 'the toughest detainee we had,' the ex spy chief said Mohammed initially refused to co-operate, but after being subjected to waterboarding and sleep deprivation, told the CIA, 'I will talk once I get to New York and I get my lawyer.'      
Mr Rodriguez believes the cumulative effect of the enhanced techniques was instrumental in ensuring the terrorist gave up information.
Further, he told Ms Stahl the intelligence gained from this and other high-level interrogations had helped to thwart at least 10 other planned terrorist attacks.
'The toughest detainee we had': Suspected Bin Laden lieutenant Abu Zubaydah gave up a vital map to the CIA after interrogation
'The toughest detainee we had': Suspected Bin Laden lieutenant Abu Zubaydah gave up a vital map to the CIA after interrogation
Challenged by his interviewer, Mr Rodriguez admitted that it was sometimes difficult to quantify the gains made when a terrorist was captured.
'We don't know ... if, for example, al Qaeda would have been able to continue on with their anthrax program or nuclear program ... or sleeper agents ... working with Khalid Sheik Mohammed to take down the Brooklyn Bridge, for example,' he said.
The interview will air on 60 Minutes Sunday on April 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2135981/What-did-saved-American-lives-Ex-CIA-chief-defends-waterboarding-al-Qaeda-leader.html#ixzz1tFAlLbkM

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

#Spook Gareth Williams :'Unexplained' DNA on bag containing dead MI6 spy Gareth Williams

The body of Gareth Williams was found locked in the bag in the bath of his London flat

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Specks of unexplained DNA were found on the holdall containing the curled-up body of MI6 spy Gareth Williams, his inquest has heard. 

The body of Mr Williams, 31, originally from Anglesey, was found locked in the bag in the bath of his London flat.

Det Ch Insp Jackie Sebire said "two minor components of another contributor's DNA" were found on the zip toggle and padlock.
She said it was her opinion "that a third party had been involved".

Mr Williams's death has puzzled Scotland Yard detectives who have been unable to determine a cause of death or establish whether he had locked himself into the bag.

But Det Ch Insp Sebire, who is leading the investigation, said: "My thought or my opinion since I went into the scene is that a third party had been involved in the death or by putting the body in the bag."

The fact the DNA had been found meant there remained "future work that needs to be done," she said.

But she added the vast majority had already been carried out and there was "limited scope" for further forensic discoveries.
Police video
Westminster Coroner's Court was shown a video of what detectives saw as they arrived at his flat on 23 August 2010.
There was a cutting from the Observer newspaper about the top five regrets of the dying, make-up and a red wig...read more

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17826633#TWEET132125

#Spook Gareth Williams : Analysis by Danny Shaw Home affairs correspondent, BBC News

The longer the inquest goes on, the more questions there are.
Why did Gareth Williams have a newspaper cutting about people's regrets when they were dying?

Were the £20,000 of women's clothing and shoes for his own use, part of a fashion collection or gifts for friends? And how significant are the DNA traces found on the padlock and zip of the holdall his body was found in?

There are many other elements of this intriguing case which don't seem to add up. But surely one of the key points is why it took until 23 August for police to be informed that he might be missing.

Gareth was due to attend a work meeting and meet someone at his flat seven days earlier but the man likened to a "Swiss watch" never showed up.

Did his work colleagues at MI6 realise he wasn't around? And if they did - what did they do about it? Gareth's family in particular will be hoping for some answers.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17826633#TWEET132125

Sunday, April 22, 2012

#MI6 Spy Gareth Williams : Inquest into mysterious death of MI6 spy Gareth Williams opens this morning.

Tweeting the case as it unfolds will be Tom Morgan and PASamMarsden, you may follow them here on their twitter page.

Tom Morgan@Tom_Morgs


 

Reporter Jon Clements also covering the inquest

Jon Clements @JonClementsITV

Going to inquest into death of MI6 code breaker Gareth Williams found dead in a padlocked back in his London flat in August 2010.

Friday, April 20, 2012

#Obama Sex Scandal : Three More SEXY Secret Agents Who Paid For 'Service' In Colombian Brothel Resign

Three more Secret Service officers resigned Friday in the expanding prostitution scandal that has brought scorching criticism of agents' behavior in Colombia just before President Barack Obama's visit for a summit meeting last week. Agency Director Mark Sullivan came to the White House late Friday to personally brief Obama in the Oval Office.

The Secret Service announced the new resignations, bringing to six the number of agency officers who have lost their jobs so far because of events at their hotel in Cartagena.

Also late Friday, Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa urged a broader investigation, including checking hotel records for White House advance staff and communications personnel who were in Cartagena for the summit. In a letter to Sullivan and the inspector general at the Homeland Security Department, Grassley asked whether hotel records for the White House staffers had been pulled as part of the investigations...read more




http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SECRET_SERVICE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-20-19-43-38

Pakistan :A pakistani woman who was gang raped in so called "honour" punishment says she fears for her safety after court overturned the convictions of five men (2007 ) Where Is She Now ?

Colombia :Spirit Airline Spoofs Obama Sex Brothel Scandal -

New York: Spirit Airlines is now capitalizing on the Secret Service sex scandal with a new Internet advertisement offering cheap flights to Colombia that promises ‘more bang for your buck.’
The ad offers flights to Cartegena, the city where 11 Secret Service agents brought as many as 20 hookers back to their hotel rooms for sex before being recalled to Washington in disgrace, for fares ‘from only’ 19.80 dollars.

The ad’s graphic features a bevy of bikini-clad women and a man in a dark suit with sunglasses and an ear-piece – fleshing out the scandal.

He’s pressing a finger to his lips, as if the promise that he won’t tell.

The ad also notes that “upfront payment is required,” presumably a jab at one agent accused of not paying the 24-year-old call girl at the heart of the scandal.

On Saturday, reports began to circulate that several Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Obama...

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/airline-spoofs-obama-agents-sex-scandal/939396/

Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality
Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality



Pley Club, Cartagena, Colombia
Gated: A high fence and locking gate surround the entrance to the club

Neil Heywood : Murdered Briton Left Meagre Money To Family And Friend.

Expatriate British businessman Neil Heywood, whose murder has caused political upheaval in China, left his wife and children in a financially uncertain situation in China, prompting a former business associate to pay for their plane tickets to attend his London funeral, a family friend told Reuters.
The account marks the first time that details of Heywood's financial affairs have emerged since he died in southwest China last November. Family friends also revealed more details about the final few days leading up to his death.

Police suspect he was the victim of a poisoning engineered by the wife of ousted Chongqing Communist Party boss Bo Xilai, over a business dispute that turned personal.

Heywood left his family yuan savings equivalent to a "five-digit" sum in British pounds, the family friend said, raising the possibility that any financial dealings with Bo's wife, Gu Kailai, a former high-powered lawyer, may not have yielded him windfall profits.

Police suspect that the 41-year-old Briton had been helping Gu move money offshore in return for a commission on the transaction, sources told Reuters earlier this week.

But if such transactions did take place, and he made personal gains from it, Heywood's widow, known to friends as Lulu but who kept her maiden name Wang, has no knowledge of them, according to the friend's account.

Wang, a native of China's northeastern city of Dalian where Bo was mayor from 1993 to 2000, and Heywood's mother, Ann, and sister in London have turned down interview requests.

"She doesn't have a lot of bank savings," the source said, requesting anonymity, adding that she had to make monthly mortgage repayments on a three-storey town house the family owns in suburban Beijing.

When Heywood bought the house a few years ago, similar homes in the gated compound sold for around 3 million yuan ($476,900), according to a local broker. Today such houses sell for about 7 million yuan following a boom in Beijing real estate.

Police believe Gu plotted to murder Heywood after he demanded a larger-than-usual cut of a big transaction and threatened to expose her financial dealings if she refused, sources with knowledge of the investigation said.

The scandal, which has brought down Bo, once considered a contender for a top national leadership post, is potentially the most divisive the Communist Party has faced in more than two decades.

It was not clear whether Heywood had other bank accounts his wife did not know about or owned assets overseas. If he did, his widow knew nothing of them, the family friend said.

USED JAGUAR WITH "007" PLATES

Heywood, educated at England's elite Harrow School and a fluent Chinese speaker, dressed well, drove a Jaguar and had friends in Britain's aristocratic circles. He once arranged a visit to China by Winston Churchill's granddaughter.

One of Heywood's ancestors was Britain's consul general in the northern port city of Tianjin from 1929 to 1935.

His children went to an international school in Beijing where the family paid attendance fees totaling more than $50,000 a year.

But friends say his expatriate life, while comfortable, was not lavish. The chain-smoking Heywood made his living as a mostly self-employed consultant to companies, including the Beijing dealer of Aston Martin, helping them resolve disputes and assisting with due diligence.

His grey Jaguar was second-hand, with a license plate "N007W3". He requested and obtained the "007" plate from Beijing traffic authorities as he was a fan of James Bond spy movies and classic sports cars, according to the family friend.

Family friends dismissed UK media reports that Heywood may have been a British spy. The reports were based on the part-time work Heywood had done for Hakluyt, a UK-based private business consultancy founded by former British intelligence officers.
Another source close to the family scoffed at the idea, saying a real spy would hardly advertise the fact by driving around in a car with "007" plates.

"Who would be so stupid as to carve 007 on his face if he were a real spy?" this second source said.

In 2006, Heywood advised the maker of London taxi cabs, which was looking to enter the Chinese market.

"From a company viewpoint, he was rock solid - good knowledge, very intelligent, a well-organized sort of guy," said John Russell, chief executive of cab maker Manganese Bronze, which is 20 percent owned by Chinese car maker Geely Automobile Holdings.
Heywood's widow flew to London with the couple's children - aged 7 and 11 - last December to attend a memorial service after the Aston Martin dealer in Beijing paid for their plane tickets, the family friend said.

Aston Martin Beijing declined to comment when reached by telephone.

The 41-year-old widow returned to Beijing with her children after the church service. They did not suspect then that Heywood had been murdered.

THE FINAL DAYS

In his last days, Heywood did not appear stressed, family friends said. He attended the launch of a sports car club in Beijing on November 11 and bought his daughter a birthday gift, something from Apple, the next day.

On November 13, he was abruptly summoned to Chongqing, southwest China by staff of Gu, who turned 52 early that week, the sources close to the family said. He did not express any worries about the trip, they added.

Wang, Heywood's wife, lost contact with Heywood over the next three days and began to feel unsettled, the family friends said. His body was found in his room at the Nanshan Lijing Holiday Hotel on November 15. Police determined he had died the day earlier from a poisoned drink, sources close to police say.

Chongqing police telephoned Wang on November 16 to inform her about the death, but she initially refused to believe the caller, suspecting a hoax, said sources close to the family. The officer suggested she check with the British Embassy in Beijing.

Disbelief soon turned to grief, and she boarded a flight bound for Chongqing on Nov 17.

After arriving in the sprawling, hilly city, she was met by a British diplomat and was told by police that Heywood had died of a heart attack due to over-consumption of alcohol.

Heywood's remains were cremated on November 18 in the presence of relatives and the diplomat, and his ashes flown to London.
Family members in Beijing and London, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters in late March that they had requested cremation because they did not suspect foul play. That was before police told Wang, a Chinese national, in April to stop speaking to reporters about the case, family friends said.

When Chinese state media announced this month that Heywood's death had been a murder and that Gu and a household assistant were "highly suspected", the news shocked the family.

Wang was apparently unaware of her husband's business dealings with Gu and their later conflict, said a relative and a source close to the family. Heywood helped Gu's son, Bo Guagua, gain admission to Harrow. Gu is godmother to the Heywood's children.
"It's still difficult to believe Gu Kailai ordered Neil poisoned," a source close to the family said. "The two families were very close."

Asked to comment on speculation Heywood had an affair with Gu, another family friend said: "Neil adored his wife and children. Every time I called him, he would be with the kids. He spent a lot of time at home."

($1=6.30 yuan)

(Additional reporting by William Maclean in LONDON, Editing by Don Durfee and Brian Rhoads)


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/20/us-china-bo-heywood-idUSBRE83J0AE20120420

Video - Obama Brothel : Sexy Secret Agents Boasted About Working For Obama.

http://nation.foxnews.com/colombia-secret-service-sex-scandal/2012/04/17/secret-service-agents-boasted-about-obama-brothel


ABC News’ Reena Ninan, Christine Romo and Mary Bruce Report:

CARTAGENA, Colombia — ABC News has learned exclusively that the Secret Service officials accused of misconduct in Colombia revealed their identities by boasting at a Cartagena brothel that they worked for President Obama.

Partying at the “Pley Club” Wednesday night, eleven members of the president’s advance team allegedly bragged “we work for Obama” and “we’re here to protect him.”

The officials spent the night throwing back expensive whiskey and enlisting the services of the club’s prostitutes, according to a bouncer at the club and a police source.

Sources tell ABC News several of the men agreed to pay for, and received, services from the “highest category” prostitutes available at the club, who charge upwards of $200.

The men paid for the sexual services in advance but when it came time to settle the bill, there was a dispute over the charges.
The group became belligerent and the police were called. The argument between the officials and the bouncers from the club escalated and ultimately spilled onto the street, according to several eye witness accounts.

The police have since been directed by U.S. authorities not to comment on that night or the scandal surrounding the Secret Service, according to a senior police official in Cartagena.
Prostitution is legal in Colombia and the women who work at the Pley Club live on the premises.

The club, located on a dusty street in the industrial Bosque neighborhood, just blocks from the port, has a rough exterior but boasts plush “pley rooms” inside.


Proposal: The woman, known only as 'Dania,' said she and one of the agents agreed he would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel
Proposal: The woman, known only as 'Dania,' said she and one of the agents agreed he would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel

Obama Sex Scandal : ' Diana' Who It Is Alleged Gave Her Own Secret Service To Obama's Boys

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/sex-scandal-photo-of-colombian-escort-emerges_770847.html

Flaunt: Known only as 'Dania,' the images show her flirting with the camera and sporting her assets, including a curvy figure accentuated by enhanced breasts, flowing hair with rays of highlights
Flaunt: Known only as 'Dania,' the images show her flirting with the camera and sporting her assets, including a curvy figure accentuated by enhanced breasts, flowing hair with rays of highlights

Obama Colombia Sex Scandal :David Randall Chaney and Greg Stokes as two Secret Service supervisors, each with nearly two decades of experience, involved in the scandal in Colombia.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/world/sex-scandal-agents-face-the-axe-1.1280591



Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality
Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality


Pley Club, Cartagena, Colombia
Gated: A high fence and locking gate surround the entrance to the club

Obama's Secret Service Hooker : Images Of Secret Service Colombian Hooker.

The woman who shamed the Secret Service: 'Colombian hooker' who shook the White House after Obama's agent wouldn't pay for sex

  • 24-year-old high-end escort known only as 'Dania' says she was eventually paid $225 for the evening
  • Says she is 'nervous' about retaliation by the U.S. government
    and does not want the agent to be reprimanded
  • Claims men were drinking heavily
  • Two supervisors forced out of service identified as it emerges one agent is set to sue after being sacked
  • Several of the 11 men sent home are married; two are supervisors
  • All agents have been suspended pending investigation
  • Incident 'occurred before President's arrival for Summit of the Americas'
  • More than 10 U.S. military personnel involved in the incident

This is the woman who threw the Secret Service into crisis when she fought with an agent who slept with her at a Colombian hotel but then refused to hand over the $800 they had agreed upon.

 
According to the New York Daily News, images of the woman known only as 'Dania' show her posing for the camera.
Her identity was revealed as the names of two of the Secret Service supervisors involved in the scandal came to light.
David Chaney was allowed to retire over his alleged role in the incident, while Greg Stokes was 'removed with cause'.

 
Flaunt: Known only as 'Dania,' the images show her flirting with the camera and sporting her assets, including a curvy figure accentuated by enhanced breasts, flowing hair with rays of highlights
Flaunt: Known only as 'Dania,' the images show her flirting with the camera and sporting her assets, including a curvy figure accentuated by enhanced breasts, flowing hair with rays of highlights

Meet 'Dania': The bikini-clad working girl is at the centre of the Secret Service prostitution scandal
Meet 'Dania': The bikini-clad working girl is at the centre of the Secret Service prostitution scandal


Proposal: The woman, known only as 'Dania,' said she and one of the agents agreed he would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel
Proposal: The woman, known only as 'Dania,' said she and one of the agents agreed he would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel
Another agent resigned after being suspended as part of the investigation into the scandal.
One of the three agents to have left the service so far apparently plans to sue the agency over his treatment in the aftermath of the prostitution scandal, which has made headlines around the world.
 

The two supervisors who have left the service in the wake of the revelations were named as Stokes and Chaney by CBS News on Thursday evening.
Stokes, who could appeal his sacking in the next 30 days, is apparently head of the agency's Canine Training Section.
Working girl: The single mother said she met the agent at a discotheque, and agreed to a price of $800
Working girl: The single mother said she met the agent at a discotheque, and agreed to a price of $800
Embarrassment: U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House, behind a Secret Service agent, in Washington DC, on Wednesday
Embarrassment: U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn of the White House, behind a Secret Service agent, in Washington DC, on Wednesday
Seedy: The PleyClub, in Cartagena, Colombia, where Obama's Secret Service agents allegedly picked up prostitutes
Seedy: The PleyClub, in Cartagena, Colombia, where Obama's Secret Service agents allegedly picked up prostitutes
The men were identified soon after as 'Dania,' the mother of a 9-year-old son, broke her silence.
Speaking about the tawdry episode that has seen three agents ousted from their posts after a wild night of partying in Cartagena last week, a 24-year-old high-end escort claims she was offered $30 - a fraction of her $800 fee - for a night with one of the men.
'I tell him, 'Baby, my cash money,' she recalled in an interview with The New York Times, recounting a heated exchange that has wrecked the agency's reputation and become an election year embarrassment for President Barack Obama.
The news came today as the Secret Service says three employees have been ousted in the wake of questionable behaviour at the Hotel Caribe last week, with some now under investigation for possible drug use, ABC News reports.
New details of the sordid night emerged Wednesday as a single mother and self-described prostitute told The New York Times that she met an agent at a discotheque, believed to be the PleyClub, in Cartagena and after a night of drinking.
'They never told me they were with Obama,' she said, calling the men 'very discreet'.


'Embarassed': Leon Panetta, left, and General Martin Dempsey, right, have promised to investigate the military's role in the scandal
'Embarassed': Leon Panetta, left, and General Martin Dempsey, right, have promised to investigate the military's role in the scandal

The woman, who chose to remain anonymous, said she and one of the agents agreed the agent would pay her $800 for sex at the hotel.
The next morning, when the hotel's front desk called because the woman hadn't left, the pair argued over the price.
In an interview in Colombia, she said the two argued after the agent initially offered to pay her about $30 and the situation escalated, eventually ending with Colombian law enforcement involved. She said she was eventually paid about $225.
Days later, she said a friend told her the argument had made the news, and to her shock, she discovered the man was a Secret Service agent.
'I'm scared,' she said, adding that she did not want the man in question to be reprimanded, and fears retaliation, the Times reports.
'This is something really big,' she added. 'This is the government of the United States. I have nervous attacks. I cry all the time'
Eleven Secret Service agents were eventually sent home from the colonial-era city of Cartagena on Colombia's Caribbean coast after a wild night of partying that saw many of the agents bring escorts back to their rooms, according to reports.


Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality
Provocative: The PleyClub website promises to turn your fantasies into reality

Pley Club, Cartagena, Colombia
Gated: A high fence and locking gate surround the entrance to the club

Special agents and uniformed officers were stationed in Cartagena in advance of President Barack Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. The incident occurred before Obama arrived and was at a different hotel than the president stayed in.
In the first casualties claimed in wake of the incident, the Secret Service announced today three agents are leaving the service, even as separate U.S. government investigations are under way.
The Secret Service did not identify the three agents leaving the government or eight more it said remain on administrative leave.
The agents were implicated in the prostitution scandal in Colombia that also involved about 10 military service members and as many as 20 women. All the Secret Service employees who were involved had their security clearances revoked.
Performance space: Cheap tables and seats are packed around a stage, which is completed with two dancing poles
Performance space: Cheap tables and seats are packed around a stage, which is completed with two dancing poles


Pley Club, Cartagena, Colombia
Dingy: This strip club is a distant image from the upmarket Hotel Caribe where the agents where staying

'These are the first steps,' said Representative Pete King, R-New York, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service. King said the agency's director, Mark Sullivan, took employment action against 'the three people he believes the case was clearest against.' But King warned: 'It's certainly not over.'

HOW OBAMA'S BODYGUARDS UPSTAGED HIS TRIP TO COLOMBIA

News that 11 Secret Service agents had been sent home after 'nearly all of them' were caught with prostitutes all but overshadowed President Barack Obama's trip to Colombia this weekend.
The scandal unfolded rapidly after a tipster called the Associated Press and reported the incident Wednesday night at the luxurious Hotel Caribe in Cartagena, where the agents were staying while the conducted advance security operations to prepare for the president's arrival.
The agents allegedly picked up the hookers at the seedy PleyClub after a night of heavy drinking and hard-partying there.
They were busted after a prostitute got angry and caused a commotion involving hotel security and local police when one agent refused to pay her. The tab? $47.
Two of the men were supervisors. Several are married and all of them have been suspended, pending an investigation.
Experts say the scandal could have exposed the agents to blackmail and potentially endangered the president.
President Obama, whom the Secret Service claims was never in danger, said he would be 'angry' if the allegations are proven true.
Rep Darrell Issa, a California Republican, suggested Secret Service agents might be covering up other sex scandals when he said, 'Things like this don't happen once if they didn't happen before.'

King said the agent set to be fired would sue. King said Sullivan had to follow collective bargaining rules but was 'moving as quickly as he can. Once he feels the facts are clear, he's going to move.'
In Washington and Colombia, separate U.S. government investigations were already under way. King said he has assigned four congressional investigators to the probe. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, sought details of the Secret Service investigation, including the disciplinary histories of the agents involved. Secret Service investigators are in Colombia interviewing witnesses.
In a letter to Sullivan, Issa and Representative Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the committee's ranking Democrat, said the agents 'brought foreign nationals in contact with sensitive security information.' A potential security breach has been among the concerns raised by members of Congress.
The episode took a sharp political turn when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said he would fire the agents involved.
Romney told radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that 'I'd clean house' at the Secret Service.
'The right thing to do is to remove people who have violated the public trust and have put their play time and their personal interests ahead of the interests of the nation,' Romney said.
While Romney suggested to Ingraham that a leadership problem led to the scandal, he told a Columbus, Ohio, radio station earlier that he has confidence in Sullivan, the head of the agency.
'I believe the right corrective action will be taken there and obviously everyone is very, very disappointed,' Romney said. 'I think it will be dealt with (in) as aggressive a way as is possible given the requirements of the law.'
When asked, the Romney campaign would not say whether he had been briefed on the situation or was relying upon media reports for details.
Hotel Caribe
Luxury accommodations: The agents were partying at the Hotel Caribe, a beachfront resort, where they were staying while they scouted security for Obama's visit
Hotel Caribe
Nice digs: Several White House staffers and reporters traveling with the president stayed at the hotel. The president, however, stayed elsewhere

At least 10 military personnel who were staying at the same hotel are also being investigated for misconduct.
Two U.S. military officials have said they include five Army Green Berets. One of the officials said the group also includes two Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal technicians, two Marine dog handlers and an Air Force airman. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way.
Secret Service's Office of Professional Responsibility, which handles that agency's internal affairs, is investigating, and the Homeland Security Department's inspector general also has been notified.
Sullivan, who this week has briefed lawmakers behind closed doors, said he has referred to the case to an independent government investigator.

Prostitutes
Prostitution is legal in some parts of Colombia and tolerated in most of the country

Colonel Scott Malcom, a spokesman of U.S. Southern Command, which organized the military team assigned to support the Secret Service's mission in Cartagena, said Wednesday that an Air Force colonel is leading the military investigation and arrived in Colombia with a military lawyer Tuesday morning.
The troops are suspected of violating curfews set by their commanders.
'They were either not in their room or they showed up to their room late while all this was going on or they were in their room with somebody who shouldn't be there,' Malcom said.
Lawmakers have called for a thorough investigation and have suggested they would hold oversight hearings, though none has yet been scheduled. The incident is expected to come up next week on Wednesday when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a previously scheduled oversight hearing.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said that for now, he is interested in what actually happened. He did not address how much responsibility Obama should bear for the scandal or whether Congress should hold hearings on it.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132293/First-pictures-The-Colombian-hooker-shamed-Secret-Service-matter-800-revealed.html

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Iraq Analyst John J.Kokal Another Dr. David Kelly Mysterious Death.

MYSTERY SURROUNDS DEATH
OF STATE DEPT. OFFICIAL

by Wayne Madsen
(special to From The Wilderness) 


November 20, 2003 (FTW), WASHINGTON -- In a case eerily reminiscent of the death of British Ministry of Defense bio-weapons expert, Dr. David Kelly, an official of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research Near East and South Asian division (INR/NESA), John J. Kokal, 58, was found dead in the late afternoon of November 7. Police indicated he may have jumped from the roof of the State Department. Kokal's body was found at the bottom of a 20 foot window well, 8 floors below the roof of the State Department headquarters near the 23rd and D Street location. Kokal's death was briefly mentioned in a FOX News website story on November 8 but has been virtually overlooked by the major media.

Interestingly, the FOX report states that State Department officials confirmed Kokal's death to The Washington Post yet the Post - according to an archive search - has published nothing at all about Kokal's death. A subsequent search revealed that the Post had made a short three-paragraph entry the death in the Metro section on November 7,  2003. However, the Post entry stated that Kokal did not work in intelligence and the story does not show up in the archives.

Kokal's INR bureau was at the forefront of confronting claims that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. Washington police have not ruled out homicide as the cause of his death. Kokal was not wearing either a jacket or shoes when his body was found. He lived in Arlington, Virginia.

However, a colleague of Kokal's told this writer that the Iraq analyst was despondent over "problems" with his security clearance. Kokal reportedly climbed out of a window and threw himself out in such a manner so that he would "land on his head." At the time Kokal fell from either the roof or a window, his wife Pamela, a public affairs specialist in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, was waiting for him in the parking garage. Mrs. Kokal had previously worked in Consular Affairs where she was involved in the stricter vetting of visa applicants from mainly Muslim countries after the Sept. 11 attacks.

State Department officials dispute official State Department communiqués that said Kokal was not an analyst at INR. People who know Kokal told the French publication Geopolitique that Kokal was involved in the analysis of intelligence about Iraq prior to and during the war against Saddam Hussein.

Another INR official, weapons expert Greg Thielmann, said he and INR were largely ignored by Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security John Bolton and his deputy, David Wurmser, a pro-Likud neo-conservative who recently became Vice President Dick Cheney's Middle East adviser. Kokal's former boss, the recently retired chief of INR, Carl W. Ford, recently said that Bolton often exaggerated information to steer people in the wrong directions.

A former INR employee revealed that some one-third to one-half of INR officials are either former intelligence agents with the CIA or are detailed from the agency. He also revealed it would have been impossible for Kokal to have gained entry to the roof on his own. INR occupies both a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) on the sixth floor that has no windows and a windowless structure on the roof that has neither windows nor access to the roof, according to the former official. The other windows at the State Department have been engineered to be shatter proof from terrorist bomb attacks and cannot be opened.

INR and other State Department officials report that a "chill" has set in at the State Department following Kokal's defenestration. A number of employees are afraid to talk about the suspicious death. It also unusual that The Northern Virginia Journal, a local Arlington newspaper, has not published an obituary notice on Kokal.

(Wayne Madsen, a frequent FTW contributor, is a former US Naval officer and intelligence analyst who is currently an author, freelance writer and commentator in Washington, D.C.)


http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/112003_kokal.html

Cookie : Lady Colin Campbell EXPOSES The Queen Mother And The Royals Are Not Happy

Kitty Kelley also EXPOSED the Royal Family warts and all . The Book was Banned From British Shores! I have read it and they really are a very unpleasant bunch of parasites.

In September 1997, Kelley turned her attention to the British Royal Family in The Royals (Warner Books, New York, ISBN 0-446-51712-7). In the book, Kelley stated that the Windsors obscured their German ancestry and described scandals surrounding the members of the royal family.

The 'Royals' have also taken it upon themselves to censor the documentary on Diana's death 'Unlawfull Killing' they do not wish it to be known about their NAZI connections .

http://steelmagnolia-beautifulideas.blogspot.com.es/2011/12/princess-diana-unlawfull-killing.html


  • Lady Colin Campbell's book dismissed as 'rumour masquerading as history'
  • Writer says she set out to shock and upset with biography of Queen Mother

Having made a series of outrageous claims about various royals over the years, aristocratic author Lady Colin Campbell is not afraid of controversy.
The eccentric writer provoked a storm of criticism when she asserted that Princess Diana had had an affair with King Juan Carlos of Spain.
Then last month she surpassed herself with claims that the Queen Mother was the daughter of her family’s French cook.

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Mother and baby: The Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, holds the cheerful child who would grow up to become Queen Elizabeth II
Mother and baby: The Queen Mother, then the Duchess of York, holds the cheerful child who would grow up to become Queen Elizabeth II. A controversial new biography purports to tell the 'untold story' of her life
Yesterday, she somehow managed to trump that – by declaring that the Queen and Princess Margaret were conceived by artificial insemination.

Lady Campbell said it was ‘well known in royal circles’ that the Queen Mother ‘didn’t do sex’ and ‘left that side of things’ to King George VI’s alleged mistress.
Unsurprisingly, the claims in her book ‘The Untold Life of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother’ – to be published this month – were immediately derided.
'The Queen Mother' by Lady Colin Campbell (MacMillan)
Lady Colin Campbell (aka Georgie Campbell)
'Gossip masquerading as history': Lady Colin Campbell (right) made the claims at the launch of her new biography of the Queen Mother in London. Experts on the Royal Family dismissed them as 'lies' and 'fiction'
One respected royal author said the book was ‘best read as a work of fiction’. Hugo Vickers also attacked Lady Campbell for announcing its publication on the tenth anniversary of the Queen Mother’s death.
In the book, she writes that the Queen Mother did not enjoy sex with King George VI – whose nickname was Bertie – and so agreed to be artificially inseminated with his sperm by a trusted doctor.
Lady Campbell, 62, who is divorced from Lord Colin Campbell but continues to use her title, added: ‘They needed to produce an heir. If Elizabeth would not allow Bertie to impregnate her naturally, they had to find the means of impregnating her unnaturally...
Under fire: The latest allegations about the Queen and her mother follow Lady Colin's claim that the Queen Mother was born to a French surrogate mother who worked as a royal cook
Under fire: The latest allegations about the Queen and her mother follow Lady Colin's claim that the Queen Mother was born to a French surrogate mother who worked as a royal cook
‘There was only one course of action. Artificial insemination had the merit of accommodating both Bertie and Elizabeth’s needs, insofar as the conception of a legitimate heir to the throne was concerned.’
She claims the Queen Mother went to a doctor who inseminated her with Bertie’s sperm and she then became pregnant with the couple’s first child.
The girl was born in April 1926 and went on to become Queen Elizabeth II. Her sister, Princess Margaret, was born in August 1930.
'Grandiose claims': The biographer alleges King George IV and the Queen Mother resorted to artificial insemination to conceive the Queen, pictured as a baby in 1926
'Grandiose claims': The biographer alleges King George IV and the Queen Mother resorted to artificial insemination to conceive the Queen, pictured as a baby in 1926
At a press conference yesterday, the Jamaican-born socialite said: ‘The Duke of Windsor (King George’s brother) had been told by his brother that Elizabeth preferred not to partake of certain aspects of marital life, which he accepted, but they needed children.
‘The two girls were their mother and father’s progeny but were conceived by artificial insemination. In aristocratic and royal circles, it was known that Elizabeth did not do sex.’
But Mr Vickers said she had no evidence to support her claims.
He said: ‘It’s all based on gossip and hearsay. This book is best read as a work of fiction and it shouldn’t be taken seriously.’
Lady Campbell claims the sources for her information are ‘legion’. She said they included the Duke of Windsor and Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, but historians including Mr Vickers cast doubt on this, questioning whether she had in fact ever met the Duke of Windsor and describing Margaret, Duchess of Argyll, as an unreliable source.
In the book, Lady Campbell also describes the Queen Mother as a ‘tough old biddy’, adding: ‘I think the blue rinse brigade will be absolutely horrified that I’ve actually had the temerity to say the Queen Mother wasn’t a goddess.’ She said she realised her book, which she described as ‘uncomfortable’ for the Royal Family, would shock some, but pointed to the fact she’d been proved right in the past.
Lady Campbell was the first writer to identify Princess Diana’s battle with bulimia and her affair with James Hewitt.
Speaking about the disputed claim that the Queen Mother was the daughter of the family cook, she said the Duke of Windsor had told her he had seen various documents supporting the claim.
Members of the royal family after the baptism of Princess Anne
From left: Queen Mary, King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) holding Princess Anne, Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) and Queen Elizabeth ('Queen Mum') holding Prince Charles
She said they showed that the cook, an ‘attractive Frenchwoman’ named Marguerite Rodiere, gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth because her own mother Cecilia, who already had eight children, was unable to have any more.
Lady Campbell also claims the Queen Mother engineered her brother-in-law’s abdication from the throne. Edward VIII, Bertie’s brother, stepped down in 1936 because of his desire to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
She said: ‘The Duke of Windsor said it was an absolute lie that he didn’t want to sit on the throne...Did Elizabeth and her cronies assist in shoving him off the throne? Her cronies certainly did, the only debate is whether she did.’
She also suggests the Queen Mother had an affair with Leon Blum, the  former French prime minister. But she said she did not personally believe this to be the case.

Video: Lady Colin Campbell reveals her views on the on The Royals



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Neil #Heywood :Bo Xilai, Where Have You Been During All These Journos’ Lives?


Via Malcolm Moore, the Telegraph

The Lament of Neil Heywood: Well, since Gu Kailai left me, I’ve found a new place to dwell. It’s down at the end of Lonely Street at Lucky Holiday Hotel.


Now, links.


Your lead Bo Xilai story is about Wang Lijun and US involvement. “According to the officials’ version, the American diplomats who oversaw his brief, bizarre stay pre-empted any formal application for asylum because of the difficulties of spiriting him out of the country and questions about his eligibility. Instead, they said, the State Department shielded him from almost certain arrest by police officers loyal to Mr. Bo and ensured he could make his accusations in Beijing.” [NY Times]


Bo is almost certainly under shuanggui. “Translated below, a recent post by Chinese blogger Chu Zhaoxian (储昭贤) reveals a lesser-known, and arguably equally ruthless, tactic primarily used for dealing with Party members accused of corruption: shuanggui (双规). People facing shuanggui, which can be translated as “dual designation” and refers to a designated time and place of inquiry, are usually apprehended at their places of work or summoned for ‘voluntary visits’ with investigators…. // Shuanggui usually lasts several months and can extend to more than one year. Some shuanggui cases, particularly high-profile ones, are converted into criminal cases and adjudicated through the formal judicial process. The typical sentence is death or life imprisonment, with all property confiscated and official positions revoked. The following table summarizes some recent cases.” [Dui Hua Human Rights Journal] (H/T RFH)


The first quote’s from Bo Xilai; the second Bo refers to his son, Guagua: “’A few people have been pouring filth on Chongqing and me and my family,’ he told reporters. ‘They even say my son studies abroad and drives a red Ferrari.’ // But Mr. Bo does study abroad, and American officials say he arrived in a red Ferrari last year to pick up the American ambassador to China’s daughter for a date.” [NY Times]


Bo Xilai’s effect on the Party. “In the view of some analysts and party insiders, that same scandal has raised the notion of high-level misconduct among China’s elite to a level that some say could have far-reaching and unpleasant implications for stability. It could cast a long shadow over one of the party’s linchpins: the notion that a handful of all-powerful officials and retired elders are better qualified to pick their successors than are ordinary citizens.” [NY Times]


Hell of a headline: “Dead Brits in China: a historical perspective.” [Beyond Brics, Financial Times]


For the record, cultivating personal popularity for political gain is awful, and I wish people would start talking about that as one of democracy’s shortcomings. “Others saw him as pioneering a western-style of politics that sought to cultivate personal popularity, rather than loyalty to the party.” [The World, Financial Times]....read more



http://beijingcream.com/2012/04/mid-week-links-corollary-bo-xilai-neil-heywood-lucky-holiday-hotel/#more-2148

Neil #Heywood :Wen-Xi Suggests Investigating Zhou Yongkang



Oops , they appear to have forgotten the English sub-titles !

Neil #Heywood : UK Media Focus On Bo Case.

The U.C. Davis Pepper-Spray Report - It Is Worse Than You EVER Could Imagine !

You know how every time somebody in law enforcement does something that looks bad, we're told that we should "wait until the facts are in" before passing judgment? Well, after Lieutenant Pike of the UC Davis Police Department became an internet meme by using high-pressure pepper-spray on peaceful resisters, the campus hired an independent consulting firm to interview everybody they could find, review all the videos and other evidence, review the relevant policies and laws, and issue a final fact-finding report to the university. The university just released that report, along with their summary (PDF link), and the final report is even worse than the news accounts made it seem.

You probably weren't aware that the protesters warned the university that they were going to be protesting two weeks in advance, were you? The campus, and campus police, had two weeks' notice to plan for this, and yes, on day one, one question they addressed was, "What if the protesters set up an Occupy encampment?" Two weeks in advance they planned, well, if they do that, then we'll send in police to remove the tents, and to arrest anybody who tries to stop them. Now, under California law, when planning an operation like this, there's a checklist they're supposed to follow when writing the operational plan, specifically to make sure that they don't forget something important. Had they done so? They would have avoided all four of the important steps they screwed up. When asked about it? Nobody involved was even aware that that checklist existed.

The most important thing that the checklist would have warned them about was do not screw up the chain of command. Let me make clear who was in the chain of command. Under normal circumstances, it runs from university Chancellor Katehi, to campus police Chief Spicuzza, to campus police Lieutenant Davis, to his officers, including one I'll call Officer Nameless. (The report refers to him by a code letter.) Once the cops arrive on the scene, there's supposed to be one and only one person in a position to give orders to the other officers on the scene, including any higher-ups who are there (if any). Officer Nameless, who wrote the plan, was put in charge of the scene by Lt. Pike. By law, the officer in charge of the scene is not supposed to get directly involved. He or she (in this case, he) is supposed to stand back where he can see the whole scene, and concentrate on giving orders, and everybody else is supposed to refrain from giving orders. Officer Nameless instead ignored his responsibilities, and waded in, and so did Lt. Pike; Chief Spicuzza sat in her car half a block away, communicating with the radio dispatcher by cell phone, and at one time or another, all three of them, Officer Nameless and Lieutenant Pike and Chief Spicuzza were yelling out contradictory orders....read more


http://bradhicks.livejournal.com/459368.html