"Organised crime is big business" former Home secretary David Blunkett
|Bascially he's saying the US
has less 'towlheads'
so the terror threat is less...er...
Stephen E. Flynn, the Council on Foreign Relations' top expert on homeland security
interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman, consulting editor of cfr.org, on July 7, 2005.
Now, why do they [Al Queda] target mass transit? One reason is that, timed as it was during rush hour, the attack would cause mass casualties and substantial disruption. Obviously, London, like New York, is very dependant on its mass transit system to function as a city. When you target that system, you get a two-fer: You not only get the loss of life and the terror that it generates, but also the loss of a critical piece of infrastructure necessary for the operation of a modern city.
The good news for the U.S. is it seems pretty clear the al Qaeda presence that exists in the U.K, Germany, Spain, France, and so forth is much higher than what exists here. We probably have a greater vulnerability in terms of our mass transit system, but al Qaeda has less capability here simply because, unlike in Europe, it doesn't have the sizable indigenous population groups that support its aims.
Council on Foreign Relations
Take a look again: Now, why do they [Al Queda] target mass transit?
2 companies run the London underground overseen by
London Underground Ltd (LUL), wholly owned by Transport for London, the
Metronet operates about two thirds of the capital city's Underground Train lines, and Tube Lines the remainder
Metronet is a consortium of Bombardier Transport, Balfour Beatty, Thames
Water , Seeboard and WS Atkins.
It operates the Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, East London, Hammersmith
& City, Metropolitan, Victoria and Waterloo & City lines.
Tube Lines is a joint venture between specialist public services provider Amey
and U.S. private industrial firm Bechtel ...
The group has a 30-year public/private partnership (PPP) contract to 2032 to
operate the Northern, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines.
The two companies have sold bonds worth over 2.4 billion pounds in the last
two years secured on the money they receive to maintain and manage the
we'll be seeing more of Amey & Bechtel further down this page...
The Commissioner Bob Kiley (chair)
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of Transport for London in January 2001, Robert Kiley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Partnership. The Partnership, the city's leading business and civic organisation, improves the city's economic climate through advocacy and public-private initiatives in education, job creation, affordable housing, and neighbourhood development. Its membership reflects the impressive breadth of the city's private, non-profit and civic leadership.
From 1991 to 1994 he was President of Fischbach Corporation, a major New York-based construction and engineering company, and in 1994 became its Chairman until assuming his position at the New York City Partnership in 1995.
From 1983 until 1990, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). At the MTA he was responsible for five transportation agencies serving the New York Metropolitan Region where he directed the rebuilding of New York's public transportation system and restructured its management. He led successful efforts to obtain more than $16 billion from the New York State legislature for capital improvements to the city's subways and buses, commuter railroads, tunnels and bridges in the MTA region.
Robert Kiley has consulted with corporations and public agencies at the Management Analysis Center (now Cap Gemini) then headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In the 1970s he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in Boston and served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Boston.
Early in his career, he was with the CIA, where he served as Manager of Intelligence Operations and then as Executive Assistant to the Director.
Robert Kiley is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations,
Board Member of the Salzburg International Seminar, the American Repertory Theater, MONY Group Inc, the Princeton Review Inc and Edison Schools, Inc. He is also on the Advisory Board of the Harvard University Center for State and Local Government.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA, Robert Kiley and his wife Rona now live in London. - homepage
Although former colleagues insist that he is not a "spook", Kiley travelled the world in the 1960s fighting communism and spying on radical students before settling down as the executive assistant to that most frigid of all Cold War warriors, the director of central intelligence, Richard Helms.
He left the CIA in 1970 and went into management. - BBC
The web of deceit extends further and the connections deepen when you take a look at the background of the Commissioner of Transport for London, Bob Kiley. Kiley also has connections with Giuliani.
During his time as President and CEO of the New York City Partnership, the city's leading business and civic organization, Kiley came into contact with Giuliani regularly, and was even backed by Giuliani as a candidate for city schools chancellor. Kiley was also a member of Giuliani's "Mayoral Task Force on Tax Reduction and Restructuring" in 1999. The two are also connected through New York City's deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding (after 9/11), Daniel Doctoroff, whom Kiley introduced to Giuliani.
Kiley was also an advisory to the Mayor's office on traffic management in New York, suggesting "eliminating toll booths and just putting transponders on every car's license plate. That way, motorists would automatically be charged ever time they rode on a heavily traveled bridge or tunnel -- or even a highway or major street -- during a time of peak usage."
Early in his career Kiley was tapped by the CIA and quickly became Manager of Intelligence Operations and then Executive Assistant to the Director. Kiley served under Richard Helms, who was appointed CIA director after JFK was taken out. Helms was the only director to have been convicted of lying to Congress over CIA undercover activities and served time in prison. He was heavily involved in the cover up of the MK ULTRA project. As his Executive Assistant, this means Kiley was also intimately involved.
Kiley is also incidentally a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. We should be asking ourselves why is this CIA activist and high member of the Establishment, in charge of London's Transport network? - prisonplanet.
Bob Kiley info
Richard Helms (Answers.com)
remember, remember the 11th of September 
When Allende was elected president of Chile, Nixon gave Richard Helms, CIA director from 1966-1972, his marching orders. "Make the economy scream," read Helms' notes of the September 15, 1970 meeting. Later Helms said, "If I ever carried a marshall's baton in my knapsack out of the Oval Office, it was that day." In early 1973, Helms was asked by Congress whether the CIA was involved in Chile, and he denied it. The coup in Chile happened several months later, and it was nasty. Although the major media swallowed the official denials for another year, cracks in the story began to appear. By 1975 the Church Committee was taking a closer look at Chile, and in 1977 Helms was allowed to plead no contest to two misdemeanor charges for withholding information. Retired CIA officers gave Helms a standing ovation and paid his fine. His attorney Edward Bennett Williams said that Helms would "wear this conviction like a badge of honor," and Helms agreed. - namebase.org
September in Chile is the month of protests. It is the month where in protests and angry demonstrations throughout the country Chileans commemorate September 11th 1973, the day of Pinochets bloody (US facilitated) coup. Throughout Pinochets reign of terror September the 11th was marked by protests which were systematically and viciously repressed by the police. Although in 1990 Pinochet was forced to leave, the tradition of the September 11th protests has continued every year. This is because, despite the dictator's departure, little has in fact changed fundamentally in Chile.
Pinochet's constitution remains intact and Chile remains am impoverished, third-world country. - flag.blackened
My note: strange how these spooks, who were all involved in the sustinance of Neo-fascist Dictatorships get nice cushy jobs in the Corporate sector
...see also Saudi - Bush & Riggs Bank - Margeret Thatchers connection to Pinochet...and the Coups in Africa
Press Release - Mayor welcomes Giuliani support for Bob Kiley
29-3-2001 123 London Mayor Ken Livingstone today welcomed the intervention of his New York counterpart after he backed London's Transport Commissioner Bob Kiley.
New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani defended Transport Commissioner Robert Kiley after Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's office released figures claiming the New York subway was far less safe than the Tube.
Mayor Giuliani's press secretary said Mr Kiley was "an incredible asset to New York City". Joseph Hofmann, vice president of the subway, said statistics allegedly showing that the New York subway was less safe two years ago than the London Underground were collected a decade after Kiley stopped running the subway.
Mr Livingstone said: 'It's crazy for the British government to have initiated a slanging match with one of the world's greatest cities, when Tony Blair is trying to persuade Americans to carry on coming here despite the foot and mouth epidemic. It cannot be good for tourism or international good will.'
He added: 'The New York mayor has only reinforced what every serious commentator already knows: that Bob Kiley is a world class transport manager who is being blocked from running the Underground by the refusal of the British government to let him have control of maintenance of the system.'
Earlier this week the two Mayors signed a memorandum of understanding between the two cities, after Mr Livingstone and Mr Giuliani met in New York in January.
Terror drill weirdness
FLASHBACK: Operation Transit Safe - LIVE-REALTIME NY Subway drill
In the early morning hours of May 16, OEM hosted Operation Transit SAFE, the City's first interagency subway exercise, at lower Manhattan's Bowling Green subway station. Inspired by the Madrid bombings of March 2004, the four-hour drill was designed to test the City's response to a terrorist attack in the subway.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP), Transit SAFE involved more than 500 emergency responders and 400 NYPD recruits and FDNY probationary firefighters posing as "victims" and "evacuees."
The scenario: Transit SAFE began as two simulated explosions occurred on separate subway trains in the Bowling Green station. Fire, police, and other rescue and law enforcement teams were immediately deployed to the scene to initiate rescue and response operations.
First responders discovered a third, unexploded device on one train, and the NYPD Bomb Squad worked quickly to remove it. Meanwhile, rescuers were challenged to assist victims and maintain rescue and site security operations amid the throng of evacuees exiting the station. - nyc.gov
The List of Participating Agencies includes Ray Kelly/NYC Police Department, "who has his own intelligence officer stationed in London".
This NYPD Officer is Ira Greenberg in London, who has been stationed there for nearly a year.
Interestingly Greenberg was also riding the Tube in London -- on his way to his Scotland Yard office, when the attack occured.
Officially it was also Greenberg, who did the first call notifying New York City that "terrorists had attacked" London, shortly after 4 a.m.,
Kelly got his first briefing about 5 a.m., and by 6 a.m. was at Police Headquarters.
Greenberg also was on the phone with Intelligence Commissioner David Cohen. Kelly dispatched four more Intelligence Division cops to London at 9 a.m.
Older OEM exercises and drills
Thanks to Ewing 2001 for this...
April 2005: Exercise Atlantic Blue:
Exercise Atlantic Blue
Exercise Atlantic Blue was the UK component of a major international counter-terrorism exercise held in April and designed to test the response procedures and mechanisms in the face of a catastrophic incident involving chemical and biological materials occurring both overseas and in London.
Involving 2500 people in the UK, Atlantic Blue was a 'command post' exercise, and focused on strategic level communication issues across international borders.
International partners in the exercise were the USA (exercise TOPOFF 3) and Canada (exercise Triple Play).
The UK exercise was part of the Home Office's National Exercise Programme 2004-5, and was led operationally by the Metropolitan Police Service.
Evaluation is currently ongoing and a full report will be produced later this year.
Press Release 17 March 2005
Why wasn't Exercise Atlantic Blue a live exercise?
* A Command Post Exercise (CPX) is still a live exercise, but on a strategic level rather than operational one. In this case we believe a CPX was the best way for us to focus entirely on strategic-level communication issues with the US and Canada, rather than on the management of live play at an operational level, which is already regularly rehearsed around the UK.
What scenarios were tested in the UK?
* A number of different explosive, chemical, and biological scenarios were used in the exercise allowing a range of response's to be tested.
Does this mean there is a greater risk to the UK?
* No. This exercise was held as part of sensible contingency planning, with the aim of developing our joint preparedness and resilience in the event of a terrorist incident. It in no way reflects a change in the level of threat to the UK.
How many people took part in the exercise? What organisations did they represent?
* Around 2500 people were involved in the planning and delivery of Exercise Atlantic Blue. These included representatives from the Home Office and other Government Departments, the Metropolitan Police Service and a wide variety of London agencies including emergency services, utilities and local government.
The Observer had published a misleading article about it, neglecting to mention that whilst in the USA and Canada there were real simulated exercises involving tens of thousands of emergency workers, hospital staff etc. none of this actually happened in the UK, it was all downgraded to a "command post exercise" run by the Metropolitan Police.
why did they downgrade the exercise?
excerpt from Observer article:
"A massive anti-terror exercise carried out last April to find out how safe London's transport systems were from attack raised concern over the vulnerability of passengers, The Observer can reveal.
Washington sources have revealed that the biggest transatlantic counter-terrorism exercise since 9/11 - which included 'bombs' being placed on buses and explosives left on the London underground - raised fears over the vulnerability of 'soft targets' in the capital..." - The Guardian article - Anti-terror drill revealed soft targets in London
But Canadas 'Triple Play' was also 'command post exercise'...
The Canadian component, TRIPLE PLAY, will be a "command post exercise", which means that instead of deploying emergency services, movement of resources will be simulated. Canada will exercise, test and validate protocols and procedures that support and are used by top officials in response to a terrorist event. The exercise will engage officials at all levels of the federal government and senior officials from the governments of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The TRIPLE PLAY scenario is written by a team experienced in exercise design and is purely fictional. The scenario is plausible and is designed to test both domestic and international responses to terrorist incidents.
In keeping with its mandate to demonstrate leadership in national security and emergency preparedness, PSEPC is leading the planning for Triple Play.
The TOPOFF series of exercises:
The TOPOFF exercise series is mandated by U.S. congress. TOPOFF 3 is the third of the congressionally directed, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) national exercise series.
TOPOFF has become an international activity, however the first TOPOFF was a U.S. domestic exercise held in May 2000. The exercise involved federal, state, and local authorities and responders in full-scale simulations of chemical, biological, and radiological attacks.
In TOPOFF 2, Canada participated in both the lead-up seminars and the full-scale exercise in May 2003.
TOPOFF 3 has seen the international component grow to include the U.K. 's Atlantic Blue exercise and Canada 's TRIPLE PLAY exercise.
so, is this Bullshit by Blair?
Fri 8 Jul 2005 - "Mr Blair had already spoken by telephone to Bill Jeffrey, the security and intelligence co-ordinator and Whitehall controller of Britain's disaster management planning.
The Civil Contingencies Secretariat of the Cabinet Office had long been preparing for such a day - but familiarity with the routine provided cold comfort for the Prime Minister's staff. "One small positive is that we ran a scenario almost exactly like this one just a few months back," said one official.
That exercise, codenamed Atlantic Blue, involved planning for terrorist attacks on transport networks that coincided with a major international summit. In the simulation, there was an added horror: leaders at the summit were hit with a biological attack." - scotsman.com
were these exercises WMD drills or...subway bomb drills or both...?
why were both Canadas & the UKs drills, only command post exercises?
were these actually similar wargames to the Vigilant Warrior / Guardian exercises that were to be played out
on 9-11-2001, with one defensive team dealing with an attack by command posts set up in Canada & the UK?
Crisis Management: How to make a Killing
Why was Rudi Guliani really in London?
Giuliani says attack echoes 9/11
Mr Giuliani said people must stand up to terrorism
The Mayor of New York during the 9/11 attacks, Rudolph Giuliani, has spoken of the "eerie" experience of being in London near one of Thursday's blasts.
He told the BBC he was near Liverpool Street station when the first of the four blasts was reported. Mr Giuliani described the explosions as "dastardly, cowardly acts".
"The people of London should know that they have, in the people of New York, people who understand what they are going through," he said. "My heart goes out to the people affected by this, it reminds me so much of September 11," he said.
Mr Giuliani was praised for taking to the streets to reassure New Yorkers immediately after the 9/11 attacks. His opposite number, London Mayor Ken Livingstone, is on his way back from Singapore where he was part of the team which secured the 2012 Olympics. - BBC
Rudolph Giuliani, from 'America's mayor' to high-priced Crisis management consultant
Succeeded January 1 by billionaire business mogul Michael Bloomberg, Giuliani has signed two hefty book deals -- for a management text dubbed "Leadership" and a memoir -- for almost three million dollars.
Named "Person of the Year" by Time magazine, Giuliani landed at the top of the professional lecture circuit, ready to dispense reflections and commentary to business meetings and other conferences for a fee. Giuliani's rates are among the country's highest: almost 100,000 dollars a speech -- just about what former president Bill Clinton charges for a few words of lunchtime or dinnertime wisdom. That made 2002 a very profitable year for Giuliani, earning him about eight million dollars.
He also has gathered some of his closest advisers from city hall and founded, in association with the accounting and consultancy firm Ernst and Young, a consulting firm called Giuliani Partners. Among its vice presidents are former police chief Bernard Kerik, former fire chief Thomas Von Essen and the head of the city's emergency services, Richard Scheirer, who coordinated rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. From its posh Times Square offices, the firm offers blue-chip clients such as investment bank Merrill Lynch and telecom giant Nextel access and costly advice on issues from security and finance to crisis management. - more
How VERY cosy...
It seems that Power served on the Advisory Board to the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness(CCEP), along with none other than Richard Sheirer, Senior Vice President, Giuliani & Partners.
Former New York mayor Rudi Giuliani, who was in office at the time of the Sept. 11 attacks, was, by sheer coincidence, in London when the recent bombings took place. And by further sheer coincidence, just happened to be only "yards from Liverpool Street station when the bombs went off." [Source]
On the website of the CCEP, their internet page listing current advisors shows only Mr Power. However.... if you go to the Google cache of the same page -a snapshot as of 27 Jan 2005- it shows both Power and Sheirer were on the advisory board together.
FOR SERVICES RENDERED
In case you forgot exactly who Sheirer is, let's quote from his bio page on the CCEP website:
"Until recently, he was Commissioner of New York City's Mayor's Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Following the September 11th World Trade Center disaster, Mr. Sheirer, in his capacity as Director of the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, played a key role in overseeing the City's rescue and recovery operations."
As well as being director of New York's overall emergency response planning in the lead-in to 9/11, Sheirer himself was the city's on-scene coordinator of multiple agency responses to the 9/11 attacks themselves.
And I suppose this is a good time to point out that Sheirer should really be addressed by his full title -courtesy of Her Majesty the Queen, in recognition of services to British/American relations- Mr. Richard J Sheirer CBE, honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The 9/11-related CBE was bestowed by the British Ambassador, Sir Christopher Meyer, in a most touching ceremony at the British Embassy, in Washington D.C. on 28 October 2002.
I'm sure it was a proud moment for Sheirer. Even prouder than his May 2002 attendance at an FCC media security meeting along with media baron, K. Rupert Murdoch.
Speaking of whom, all this reminds me that about a month after Sheirer got his CBE, Murdoch himself honored Peter S. Lowy, Chief Executive Officer of Westfield Corporation, Inc. for his contributions to Australian-American relations at a Benefit Dinner on November 20, 2002 in New York City.
Westfield Corporation, is the outfit which purchased the World Trade Center complex just weeks before it so unexpectedly fell down. [See our 4th Oct., 2001 article: The BlockBuster]
Isn't it nice to see people honored for their contributions to international relations -especialy Anglo-American-Australian relations.
EWING 2001 painstakingly joining the dots...
Israel Opportunity 2005 Conference for International Investors in London
Business Wire, June 20, 2005
TEL AVIV, Israel -- The TASE's annual conference for investment managers at international funds that invest in Israel will be held in London this year, in July 7, 2005. This is the fourth time the TASE has held the annual event in London, as part of its activity aimed at encouraging foreign investments in Israel. This year's conference will be held in collaboration with the Israeli embassy in London and Deutsche Bank.
Keynote speakers at the conference are Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Moshe Tery, Chairman of the Israel Securities Authority. CEOs of the large listed companies Teva, Bank Leumi, Israel Corporation, Discount Investment, Delek Group, El-Al, Africa-Israel Investments and Makhteshim Agan will present their companies' activity. In addition, the Exchange-Traded Funds will be presented, for the first time, by Clal Finance and KSM Financial Instruments.
Ronit Harel Ben-Ze'ev, Senior Vice President and Head of the Economic Department at the TASE, commented that the London conference is an important part of the TASE's activity aimed at strengthening the ties of the TASE and the heads of leading listed companies with international investors: "Foreign investors' activity in Israel has a great deal of influence on the TASE in particular and on the capital market in general. The increase in foreign investments in TASE stocks, from $480 million in 2004 to $1.4 billion in the first five months of 2005, is an expression of investors' highly positive view of the Israeli economy."
reported 07/07/2005 - |
"Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had been on his way to a London hotel near the scene of one of the four blasts that ripped through the city today, said Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. Netanyahu was the scheduled keynote speaker at an Israeli corporate investment conference at the Great Eastern hotel near the Liverpool Street subway station..." - breakingnews.ie
Netanyahu & Giuliani...in the same Hotel over 7-7-05
reported 08/07/2005 -
"Giuliani was having breakfast at the Great Eastern Hotel a half block from the Liverpool Street Station in Central London, when he heard an explosion, according to his spokeswoman Sunny Mindel. He realized it was a terrorist attack when he rushed outside and heard another bomb detonate, Mindel said."
The former mayor is in England on business for his firm Giuliani Partners and to speak before the Local Government Association in Harrowgate. New York's police liaison to Scotland Yard was on an Underground train when one of the bombs exploded. He was evacuated with other passengers, law enforcement officials said.
"These are dastardly, cowardly acts and the best way to deal with them is to stand up to them," the former mayor said. Giuliani's presence in London took on greater significance considering the ex-mayor's admiration for Winston Churchill and England's response to the 1940 Nazi Blitz. In 2001, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. - nynewsday.com
Team 8 plus
Peter Power, Managing Director of Visor Consultants on BBC Radio FiveLive on the evening of the 7th
- The following is my transcript, as I heard it
PETER POWER: "At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise over a company of a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the Railway station where it happened this morning...so i still have the hairs on my neck standing upright..."
PETER ALLEN: "let me get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this, and it happened while you were running the exercise?"
PETER POWER: "Precisely... and er it was about half past nine this morning we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons i don't want to reveal their name, but if their listening they'll know it and we had a room full of crisis managers, for the first time [we'd met] OR [in the Met.]....and so within five minutes we'd made a pretty rapid decision, this is the real one. er and so we went throught the correct drill of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking...
PETER ALLEN: [interrupting in his own inimitable style!]
"but thats all very good slowtime to quicktime thinking, crisis management procedures but if you've just been blown up by a bomb on a train none of that helps very much, Does It?
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here he is with the speil later on TV
POWER: Today we were running an exercise for a company - bear in mind now that I'm in the private sector - and we sat everybody down in the city - 1000 people involved in the whole organization - with the crisis team. And the most peculiar thing was it was we based on a scenario of simultaneous attacks on a underground and mainline station. So we had to suddenly switch an exercise from fictional to real. And one of the first things is, get that bureau number, when you have a list of people missing, tell them. And it took a long time -
INTERVIEWER: Just to get this right, you were actually working today on an exercise that envisioned virtually this scenario?
POWER: Almost precisely. I was up to 2 oclock this morning, because it's our job, my own company. Visor Consultants, we specialize in helping people to get their crisis management response, how you jump from slow time thinking to quick time doing. And we chose a scenario with no assistance, which is based on a terrorist attack because they've been close to a property occupied by Jewish businessmen there in the city, and there are more American banks in this city than there are in the whole of New York - a logical thing to do.
INTERVIEWER: How extraordinary today must feel for you as it unfolds. You mentioned a few moments ago there our experience with Irish Republican terrorism. And of course it was very different wasn't it because however perverted their behavior, the IRA believed itself to have some sort of code of honour, and tended to issue some kind of warnings, of course they often came too late to do any good.
source for transcript
surely some co-incidence?
capable of damaging
may be a crisis..."
Visor Consultants Limited 212 Piccadilly London W1J 9HG
Peter G Power BA, FBCI, FIMgt, MIRM, Managing Director
|Amalgam = together...Virgo = September
This is precisely what happened on the morning of September 11th 2001 with the CIA conducting drills of flying hijacked planes into the WTC and Pentagon at 8:30 in the morning.
just like 9-11 - some exercises on the same day, same scenario
Same-time-as-attack underground bombing exercise in London a chilling coincidence?
July 9, 2005 -
Toronto-- Chillingly coincidental, the same 9/11 "war games" conducted during the actual tragedy on the morning of September 11, 2001, echo London underground "bombing exercises" which took place at the same time as the real attack, according to Alex Jones' Prison Planet.com.
What are the odds of both human tragedies having coincidental "drills" going on at the exact same time real life was taking so many human lives in two terrorist attacks? - By Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
Peter Power has a senior Scotland Yard background which includes setting up the multi agency operational management structure at the Kings Cross fire, secondment to the Anti Terrorist Branch, deputy forward control coordinator at the Libyan People Bureau siege and leading the team behind the existing police street philosophy for dealing with terrorist bombs. He is also the primary author / promulgator of the present UK Police command methodology Gold, Silver & Bronze. In addition he frequently speaks on TV & radio (most recently BBC TV Panorama current affairs programme) and is specifically quoted on the BBC web site in relation to his previous role at the scene of major incidents in London. Peter is also a founder member of the UK judging panel for BC Awards.
what does this mean?
"for obvious reasons i don't want to reveal their name, but if their listening they'll know it..."
Note :The Corporation of London LOGO
Risks and Threats are diversifying. Although September 2001 made the point and more recently in Europe Madrid in March 2004, it's not always true that sensational terrorist acts are the only big company risks. It could for example, be anything that threatens Reputation, Image or Brand? Our team of recognised experts can offer precise and confidential advice whatever the risk exposure. This very much includes Terrorism or other pernicious threats that might not make immediate headlines, but the consequences can still be fatal.
Visor Consultants have been able to support many domestic and global organisations to prevent chaos in a crisis and increase their overall resilience. Our clients include one of the top seven companies in the USA and key Departments of the UK Government. Making any crisis an 'abrupt audit' rather than a presumed catastrophe has helped many organisations grow as a result.
We can quantify your various risks and hazards; advise you on which pose the greatest threats; assist you to eliminate - or at least contain - them; and help develop your Crisis Management skills. We can then guide you in Risk Mitigation, in resolving any security issues, and in designing Crisis & Business Continuity Management strategies. - Visor Consultants -
Their clients in London have included JP Morgan Chase, ING, Mellon, Lloyds TSB, Morley Fund Management, Bank of New York, Arcadia Group, FCO and Universal Music. - source
Jon Rappaport decided to try to contact Peter Power. he sent an email to Visor consultants, and he received an answer. It comes from Mr. Power, although, as you'll see, it is a standard message that is being sent out by him to all the people who are flooding his email box with questions.
"Thank you for your message. Given the volume of emails about events on 7 July and a commonly expressed misguided belief that our exercise revealed prescient behaviour, or was somehow a conspiracy (noting that several websites interpreted our work that day in an inaccurate / naive / ignorant / hostile manner) it has been decided to issue a single email response as follows: It is confirmed that a short number of 'walk through' scenarios planed [sic] well in advance had commenced that morning for a private company in London (as part of a wider project that remains confidential) and that two scenarios related directly to terrorist bombs at the same time as the ones that actually detonated with such tragic results. One scenario in particular, was very similar to real time events.
"However, anyone with knowledge about such ongoing threats to our capital city will be aware that (a) the emergency services have already practiced several of their own exercises based on bombs in the underground system (also reported by the main news channels) and (b) a few months ago the BBC broadcast a similar documentary on the same theme, although with much worse consequences [??]. It is hardly surprising therefore, that we chose a feasible scenario - but the timing and script was nonetheless, a little disconcerting.
"In short, our exercise (which involved just a few people as crisis managers actually responding to a simulated series of activities involving, on paper, 1000 staff) quickly became the real thing and the players that morning responded very well indeed to the sudden reality of events.
"Beyond this no further comment will be made and based on the extraordinary number of messages from ill informed people, no replies will henceforth be given to anyone unable to demonstrate a bona fide reason for asking (e.g. accredited journalist / academic).
The Global Business of Defense technology
Managing the Risk of Funding Terror???
basically: "what happens if we get caught..."
Friday 23rd January 2004 The Henry Stewart One-Day Briefing|
22 April 2004 Business Continuity Management in Practice
27 June 2005 Pinners Hall, London, EC2N British Bankers Association held a series of Risk Management seminars:
Global Risk - Series of Training Seminars -
29 June 2005 Managing the Risk of Funding Terror
The risk of exposure to an arrangement directly or indirectly concerning terrorist funding is real. The consequences of such arrangements are extreme. This workshop examines the nature of the threat, the sources of the threat and the vulnerabilities of particular services and products to abuse. The overriding objective of the workshop is to equip you with an enhanced knowledge of the threat and the manner in which it can be countered.
The seminar will focus on:
Terrorist financing methodologies
The abuse of financial services and products for terrorist financing purposes
Distinguishing terrorist financing from money laundering
Anti terrorist funding legislation
Sources of terrorist funding
The use of charities and NGOs in the funding of terror
Analysing the funding of historic terrorist attacks
How to protect your organisation from exposure to an illicit funding arrangement
the comments made by Peter Power are evidence of the mindset of the corporate
notice how, on BBC Five Live, he hypes
the exercises he was running on the very day of the bombing
he is doing this on National TV and radio
then when he makes the statement
"...hairs on the back of my neck"
he is asserting at how close his strategy is...
and how great a risk manager he is...
then listen on...
he then goes into a rant using buzz-words
'slow to quick time thinking'
as if it is some sort
thrilling, challenging work he is doing...like an
Channel 4 quoted Power earlier as saying that when the real attack began, the exercise switched from 'slow time' to 'quick time' thinking and that Visor stopped the exercise and went into 'real time'. This, coupled with comments previously made by Power, suggests that Visor had some kind of active role in the command structure in dealing with the management of the crisis, the real attack. How can the exercise have just been paper based when Visor started managing the real attack, not the scripted one, after it happened.
Even putting this aside for a moment, the drill need not have any link whatsoever to the attack as it unfolded, but still could have been cited by the government as a fallback excuse had any of their operatives been caught in the act of facilitating the bombings. This was the point of our original article and we made it clear that Visor and Peter Power could have been completely unwitting dupes in this process. In fact that would have been the favourable because it reduces the chance of good people stepping forward and blowing the whistle.
I think Peter Allen got wind of this angle
and cuts him off [well done Peter]...now anyone with business acumen
will tell you that this spot on media is a chance to sell your wares. So what he is actually doing, is: bragging about how good his company is
to possible investors
This was an opportunity for him to hide behind his nature. He angling to make possible capital out of
the London bombings...
Reptilian, or what?
Even more worrying is that he is an ex
Policeman and security
expert. What does that say about the climate in 2005? This is how our cities are being run...
its an eye opener, for sure...
when i looked into the risk management stuff, I made connections
with Rudi Guliani being in London too...because we could apply the same scenario to 9-11
Giuliani Partners. Among its vice presidents are former police chief Bernard Kerik, former fire chief Thomas Von Essen
add to the 9-11 scenario the NIST report
with NIST being hugely involved in developing
future 'smart buildings technology'. The same people who are in charge of the safety of
buildings are running risk management companies, betting large scale on the stock exchange, and running real time drills that are actually the TERROR ATTACK itself
can you say
conflict of interest?
or is it
INTEREST GAINED FROM Conflict, Terror & Uncertainty
Linked? Ryan Airs shares go down after Arrest of terror suspect
July 27 - "...Shares in Ryanair, Europe's largest discount airline, dropped 9 cents, or 1.4 percent, to 6.58 euros. Police arrested a man under the terrorism act today at Luton Airport, north of London. The man was due to fly to Nimes in France with Ryanair, police said. The police earlier arrested four men in connection with the July 21 attempted bombings on three London Underground subway trains and a bus..."
Are our cities [surely they're OURS - The peoples] ...just a fear based theme-park ride?
er, scratch that...
the corporation of LONDON isn't run by and for the people of London...
The Corporation of London provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the City of London. It is committed to maintaining and enhancing the status of the business City as the world's leading international financial and business centre through the policies it pursues and the high standard of services it provides. Its responsibilities extend far beyond the City boundaries in that it also provides a host of additional facilities for the benefit of the nation - cityoflondon.gov.uk
The Corporation is older than parliament itself and today combines its ancient traditions and ceremonial functions with the role of a modern and efficient local authority, looking after the needs of its residents, City businesses and over 320,000 people who come to work in the City every day. Among local authorities the Corporation is unique; not only is it the oldest in the country but it operates on a non-party political basis through its Lord Mayor, Aldermen and members of the Court of Common Council. The Lord Mayor in particular plays an important diplomatic role with his overseas visits and functions at the historic Guildhall and Mansion House for visiting heads of State.
corp of london
are 'their' cities
just a fear based theme-park
ride for the super-rich to place bets on tech stock
...and amuse themselves?
The following is from Urban survival.com
Who Knew About London???
Nasdaq Composite Index (INDE: _COMPX) Trade _COMPX 20-min Delayed Quote Symbol Last Time Change %Change High Low Volume Vol %Change Member Recommendations
_COMPX 2,056.72 11:36AM -11.93 -0.58% 2,062.22 2,050.30 363,865 --- 141 Long/ 154 Short
From: dcb Jul 5 2005 3:20PM Title: liquidity pump today
Anyone know why the Fed needed 20 billion in repos today, with none expiring? It's not like rates are even at the target; they are well below around 3.18. So why the burst or money? Usually, such a pump would be the direct result of "something bad" like a terrible employment report.
And the delayed the announcement too, probably to see just how much they needed to add in after the conference call with the other players.
... It was COMPX post 404071 dated July 5. Here's the link, if you want to see it for yourself:
The Nasdaq Composite is heavily weighted in technology and Internet stocks. As such, the companies listed in the Composite are considered to have high growth potential. - investopedia
Bottom line, there is a maximum amount the fed is allowed to add to the short term reserves, and we almost hit it today, and they hid the news until the afternoon. Since all of this money is short term money, it will all be repaid within 48 hours. But the volume of it suggests "something is amiss" and usually by the time we figure out exactly what, the "move" the market is going to make (on account of that news) will be over. posting
It is important to understand that the Federal Reserve does not make these charts available. It only provides the raw data on its operations, and leaves it to the public to calculate the actual amount of continuing liquidity from day to day. Financial professionals generally consider this "man behind the curtain" stuff. Those who are aware of it don't like to discuss it, because it implies that stocks rise and fall based on something other than fundamentals and their own acumen. You will almost never see this discussed in the mainstream financial media, for example. And that's just fine with the Fed.
I watch these charts every day as a function of my job, and have for many years. What appears above is extraordinary activity---particularly the size of the "temporary" pool, which the Fed almost doubled to $40 billion in just a few days leading up to last Tuesday, despite the fact that oil was trading over $60. And since all that money provided by the Fed can be leveraged, the effect on the financial markets is magnified.
Why the need for all that easy money all of a sudden? The Fed doesn't take this sort of action for no reason, particularly when the price of oil is already at an all-time high. It does so in response to circumstances it predicts will create a need for liquidity, or when it specifically wants to support the stock market as it did after 9/11.
The terrorist attacks in London took place on Thursday. The Fed dramatically increased the pool of liquidity available for stocks to a multi-year high 48 hours before that---an ideal amount of time for that liquidity to filter into the market---and kept it elevated for the next few days. And indeed, it worked. The stock market saw heavy buying right at the opening bell on Thursday and has shot straight up since then.
Why did the Fed do this? Was it just another coincidence in our financial markets that somehow managed to immediately precede a major geopolitical event? -
Fourth of July spending spree...or cover for the op?
I have my own MBA in finance. When I used to study Fed monetary policy with regard tothe aggregates M1, M2 and M3 back in the late 80's, I would always see an anticipatory spike in the monetary base prior to heavy days of demand like Christmas or "Super Sunday" or the fourth of July weekend.
Since the Securities Lending Chart shows the spike on 6/30 (the Thursday before the fourth of July weekend) and since the price of gasoline is at an all time high and since people do a lot of driving and partying, I think it is not completely unreasonable to assume that the spike may have had something to do with increased holiday spending and not some bombs going off in London.
I do not wish to downplay what happened on 7/7 in any way; however, do you honestly believe that the London bombings would cause a financial panic in the US, requiring billions of dollars of liquidity? The Dow certainly did not react badly (trading has been in a 400 point channel appox. 10,200 to 10,600 since May 5.)
If 7/7 were not so close to the weekend of July 4, I would agree that the spike in monetary supply would be quite unusual.
- posting on wagnewsblog greenspan fingerprint found on london
Selling England by the Pound
In the 1988 Hollywood hit "Die Hard," starring Bruce Willis, a group of "terrorists" take over a Japanese banking institution in Los Angeles, hold hostages and make demands for release of "political prisoners."
But it turns out the terrorists aren't really terrorists. They are bank robbers trying to make off with the fortune in the bank's vaults.
Could it be Osama bin Laden has seen "Die Hard"?
That is a question Scotland Yard and other law enforcement agencies are actually asking themselves following the July 7 London transit system attacks that killed 54 and injured scores more as they continue to scour the planet for evidence and additional conspirators.
Why? Because it appears some profited by short selling the British pound in the 10 days leading up to the attacks.
The pound fell about 6 percent (approximately 1.82 to 1.72) against the dollar for no apparent reason - until, of course, the terror attacks sent the British markets reeling still further.
"This was an almost unprecedented weakness and far too sharp to be a coincidence," one economist with more than 35 years of experience in the investment industry, told Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin, the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND. "That is, after all, an annualized rate of loss of well over 100 percent."
The fall did not go unnoticed by investigators, who are wondering whether the terrorist masterminds behind the attacks decided to make some money on their action or whether other investors with inside information about possible attacks took advantage of that knowledge.
Fox News slammed over 'callous' line
Hume's "first thought" on hearing of London attacks: It's "time to buy" futures
During Fox News' coverage of the July 7 London bombings, Washington managing editor Brit Hume told host Shepard Smith that his "first thought," when he "heard there had been this attack" and saw the low futures market, was "Hmmm, time to buy." Smith had asked Hume to comment on the lack of a negative U.S. stock market reaction to the London attacks.
From Fox News' July 7 breaking news coverage between 1 and 2 p.m. ET:
SMITH: Some of the things you might expect to happen, for instance, a drop in the stock market and some degree of uncertainty across this country -- none of that really seen today, and I wonder if the timing of it -- that it happened in the middle of the night and we were able to get a sense of the grander scheme of things -- wasn't helpful in all this.
HUME: Well, maybe. The other thing is, of course, people have -- you know, the market was down. It was down yesterday, and you know, you may have had some bargain-hunting going on. I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis, when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy." Others may have thought that as well. But you never know about the markets. But obviously, if the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm about it. But there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way that -- partly in the way the Brits handled all this, but also in the way that officials here handled it. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here, although there's no indication that we here had any advance warning.
- Guardian PRESENT WATERED DOWN VERSION?
Flashback: The program, called the Futures Markets Applied to Prediction (FutureMAP), would have involved investors betting small amounts of money that a particular event -- a terrorist attack or assassination -- would happen.
FutureMap Program Objective:
The DARPA FutureMAP (Futures Markets Applied to Prediction) program is a follow-up to a current DARPA SBIR, Electronic Market-Based Decision Support (SB012-012). FutureMAP will concentrate on market-based techniques for avoiding surprise and predicting future events. Strategic decisions depend upon the accurate assessment of the likelihood of future events. This analysis often requires independent contributions by experts in a wide variety of fields, with the resulting difficulty of combining the various opinions into one assessment. Market-based techniques provide a tool for producing these assessments.
There is potential for application of market-based methods to analyses of interest to the DoD. These may include analysis of political stability in regions of the world, prediction of the timing and impact on national security of emerging technologies, analysis of the outcomes of advanced technology programs, or other future events of interest to the DoD. In addition, the rapid reaction of markets to knowledge held by only a few participants may provide an early warning system to avoid surprise.
The DARPA FutureMAP program will identify the types of market-based mechanisms that are most suitable to aggregate information in the defense context, will develop information systems to manage the markets, and will measure the effectiveness of markets for several tasks. Open issues that will drive the types of market include information security and participant incentives. A market that addresses defense-related events may potentially aggregate information from both classified and unclassified sources. This poses the problem of extracting useful data from markets without compromising national security. Markets must also offer compensation that is ethically and legally satisfactory to all sectors involved, while remaining attractive enough to ensure full and continuous participation of individual parties. The markets must also be sufficiently robust to withstand manipulation. FutureMAP will bring together commercial, academic, and government performers to meet these challenges. (Source DARPA)
About the PAM Concept
'Analysts often use prices from various markets as indicators of potential events. The use of petroleum futures contract prices by analysts of the Middle East is a classic example. The Policy Analysis Market (PAM) refines this approach by trading futures contracts that deal with underlying fundamentals of relevance to the Middle East. Initially, PAM will focus on the economic, civil, and military futures of Egypt, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Turkey and the impact of U.S. involvement with each.
The contracts traded on PAM will be based on objective data and observable events. These contracts will be valuable because traders who are registered with PAM will use their money to acquire contracts. A PAM trader who believes that the price of a specific futures contract under-predicts the future status of the issue on which it is based can attempt to profit from his belief by buying the contract. The converse holds for a trader who believes the price is an over-prediction – she can be a seller of the contract. This price discovery process, with the prospect of profit and at pain of loss, is at the core of a market’s predictive power.
The issues represented by PAM contracts may be interrelated; for example, the economic health of a country may affect civil stability in the country and the disposition of one country’s military may affect the disposition of another country’s military. The trading process at the heart of PAM allows traders to structure combinations of futures contracts. Such combinations represent predictions about interrelated issues that the trader has knowledge of and thus may be able to make money on through PAM. Trading these trader-structured derivatives results in a substantial refinement in predictive power.
The PAM trading interface presents A Market in the Future of the Middle East. Trading on PAM is placed in the context of the region using a trading language designed for the fields of policy, security, and risk analysis. PAM will be active and accessible 24/7 and should prove as engaging as it is informative. '
"I couldn't believe that we would actually commit $8 million to create a Web site that would encourage investors to bet on futures involving terrorist attacks and public assassinations," Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota, said on the Senate floor. " ... I can't believe that anybody would seriously propose that we trade in death ... How long would it be before you saw traders investing in a way that would bring about the desired result?"
Did they REALLY Kill this idea???
Neotek, is an engineering firm in Huntsville Alabama that also was involved in the abortive plans for creating the FutureMap for DARPA.
Welcome to the Neotek Markets Project
This is a research project on using free markets as indicators of the probability of future events. There are instances of such markets being operated for the enjoyment of the participants. The sponsors of such markets benefit from the advertising venues they provide with the market games providing the attraction.
This project at Neotek is intended as a serious research effort to learn more about using markets to aid in decision making. Prior experience with prediction markets was limited to use as a teaching aid for business and political science students. Some of the earlies, and possibly the first, such were The Iowa Electronic Markets. Participation in these markets was limited to students in the respective classes. Markets involving a relatively small number of participants such as in a class are called micro markets. Micro markets are thought to exhibit different dynamics than the so called 'macro' markets, which are open to the world at large. We intend to explore both micro and macro markets on this project. More details on currently operating demonstration markets are available here. If you are interested in being a particiapant of the micro markets, please contact the Neotek Market Manager via email.
We Conducted a Workshop that brought together researchers of the information content of markets and their applications and interested users. This was Markets and Decisions, Sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. It was held June 11 and 12, 2002 in Arlington. Presentations from that workshop are available in Adobe pdf format. Workshop Presentations
As a follow-up of this SBIR, DARPA has initiated the FutureMAP (Futures Markets Applied to Prediction) program. FutureMAP will concentrate on market-based techniques for avoiding surprise and predicting future events. Strategic decisions depend upon the accurate assessment of the likelihood of future events. This analysis often requires independent contributions by experts in a wide variety of fields, with the resulting difficulty of combining the various opinions into one assessment. Market-based techniques provide a tool for producing these assessments. - www.neotek-al.com
Technologies Neotek deal with include: optics, Information Technology (IT), Decision Aids (DA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Man/Machine Interfaces (MMI).
The New Financial Order...oh dear here we go....
Robert J. Shiller [Yale University]
Robert Shiller is a well-known economist and Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is best known for his book "Irrational Exuberance", a New York Times bestseller, which predicted the burst of the stock-market bubble in the late 1990s.
A pioneer in the study of behavioral finance,
he has organized a series of seminars in this field along with Richard Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago. He is also the author of "Macro Markets". which won the first annual Paul A. Samuelson Award of TIAA-CREF.
The New Financial Order - Some Important Web Sites
Nowhere will be safer than London says Livingstone
Paul Kelso - July 9, 2005 - London's mayor Ken Livingstone and the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair yesterday insisted that the London 2012 Olympics would be secure despite Thursday's terrorist attacks.
"We have reassured the IOC that we have the security to handle the games," said Livingstone. "The Metropolitan Police have huge experience in this area, were involved in the advisory group to the Athens games and will be involved again in Beijing. "The IOC know, through the experience of the 1972 Munich Olympics, that there is nowhere that can ever be completely safe but there is nowhere that will be safer than London."
In February Sir Ian presented London's security plans to the IOC evaluation commission when it visited the capital. The head of the Met's anti-terrorism branch, Sir David Veness, was chair of the seven-nation security group that oversaw the Athens games last year. Sir Ian said he was certain the attacks on London were not connected with the award of the 2012 Olympics. Speaking alongside Livingstone the commissioner said that the complexity of the attacks ruled out the possibility that they were a response to the victory in Singapore.
"There is no way that the logistics for this sort of attack could be put together in 16 hours just because we had won the Olympics," said Sir Ian. "I was present with the evaluators when they came and I reassured them that resources are in place and there is a letter from the Treasury guaranteeing that." - Guardian
Union call for more Tube security
The unions want extra staff and better technology Transport unions have called for greater security on the Tube after the bomb attacks on London.
They want extra staff and improved technology on trains.
The Rail, Maritime and Transport union, the train drivers union Aslef and the Transport Salaried Staffs Association made the joint request. The BBC's labour affairs correspondent Stephen Cape said the unions want a new "security" role created to take pressure off drivers in emergencies.
No 999 access
The rail unions said it was unfair for all the responsibility to be shouldered by one person, and precious moments could be lost in the event of an incident.
Unions also believe technology could also improve security on the underground, which is reeling after the bombs on Thursday which killed at least 36 people on the underground network. Currently, Tube drivers using the in-cab telephone system do not have direct access to the 999 emergency services.
"Cameras could also be installed in carriages as another aid," Mr Cape said.
Guards were taken out of Tube trains five years ago. In March 2004 plain clothes anti-terrorist police patrolled the Tube network for the first time in the wake of the Madrid train bombings, which killed 191 people. - BBC FEAR
Mayor Livingstone says 'Nowhere will be safer than London' ?
so we are to expect tighter security than seen in the USA or Isreal?
Observe below the ramping up of fear in cities...the day after
Like we have seen in the USA this will now be a regular occuriance...
Millimetre wave radar scanning machines
This denial on the 8th July, 2005 means its coming soon!
"QinetiQ, the privatised former Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, and London Underground have rejected claims made in the Times newspaper that body scanners are to be used on the Tube.
The two organisations say the report is "inaccurate" and there are no plans to use the scanners. QinetiQ is providing some equipment but cannot discuss it. "
Like Clockwork: on July 23, 2005 after the 2nd false bomb attack & the shooting of an innocent man
Call for scanning system on tube
Security Ministry considers explosive-detecting devices at stations
Owen Bowcott and Richard Norton-Taylor - Saturday July 23, 2005 - The Guardian
Deployment of explosives-detecting technologies and enhanced CCTV coverage are being examined as a means of boosting security on Britain's underground, rail and bus networks. The need for improvements was reinforced yesterday as tube drivers' representatives met the London mayor, Ken Livingstone, to press for more staff, training and equipment to respond to the bombings.
Even before the London bombings, the Department for Transport had begun a safety review in light of the Madrid train bombings. Three million passengers pass through the London tube system every day, while 8,000 buses carry 6.3 million passengers across the capital. In the short term the police have responded with high profile deterrence, positioning officers near ticket barriers.
In a Commons statement in March, the transport secretary, Alistair Darling, listed proposed improvements including enhanced use of CCTV, an "enhanced national covert explosives test programme", and mandatory security training. But those measures, Mr Darling cautioned, should be "proportionate, pragmatic, sustainable and ... not place an undue burden on industry".
No timetable was given for their implementation and no details provided about the technologies being assessed. The London Chamber of Commerce and its Asian Association, which represents 1,500 firms, yesterday called for a more radical response.
"High-profile targets should relocate security checks from reception areas to being physically outside their buildings," a joint statement from the organisations suggested. "This move has been effective in thwarting suicide attacks in other parts of the world."
"Devices which detect passengers who are carrying explosives should be installed on the underground."
Greater use should also be made of "stop-and-search powers" on those "carrying large bags or rucksacks".
A new generation of body and baggage scanning systems could be introduced soon, a leading government security adviser suggested yesterday. Simon Stringer, managing director of the security division of Qinetiq, said wave sensors could screen people as they put their tickets through the gates before entering platforms. Passengers could be slowed down by making them walk through an S-shaped barrier.
Qinetiq - which is 56% owned by the government and 30% by the Carlyle group - is developing a "passive millimetric wave" scan which could screen people in real time and without the radiation risks associated with x-rays, Mr Stringer said.
He called for greater emphasis on protective security - trying to prevent an attack before the event. However, he admitted there was no "silver bullet", no single technology which could solve the problems.
CCTV pictures have already proved invaluable in identifying the suicide bombers as they approached King's Cross station on July 7.
Some interest is being shown in Ipsatac, a video-monitoring system supposed to generate automatic warnings of unusual movements such as overcrowding on platforms. It is being tested in Rome's underground system.
London Underground yesterday acknowledged growing public unease. "If the police and the security services ask us to implement new procedures then we will do so without hesitation," said an LU spokesman.
Some tube drivers refused to work after Thursday's attacks because of the danger, Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said yesterday. "There's now a necessity to have a second person on the train," he insisted, after meeting Mr Livingstone.
WHO STANDS TO GAIN?
Its called corporatism
We developed the QinetiQ Passive Millimetre-wave Scanners, as a reliable, safe and highly effective solution for a range of applications. They can scan large numbers of people and vehicles as they move in a continual stream through restricted or controlled areas, such as border checkpoints, airport terminals or outdoor arenas.
Most things reflect radiation, and the human body reflects around 50% of the incidental millimetre-wave radiation it receives. At these levels clothing and other materials appear transparent, giving the scanner operator a highly accurate and real-time image of the now uncovered subject.
The results and benefits
Day or night, in all weathers and in all cultures
QinetiQ Passive Millimetre-wave Scanners operate day or night, in all weathers. They see through layers of soft materials like the canvas walls of a lorry, or layers of clothing. And we developed highly sophisticated image processing techniques, so the system can be configured to accommodate cultural and social concerns.
Instant information with no risk
Our scanners are completely passive, safe and radiation-free. They are an unrivalled solution to the problem of scanning travellers at airports, border check points and provide information on the movement of people in a range of environments. - qinetiq.com
What is QinetiQ?
The Strategic Defence Review undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in 1998
recommended a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement as the best means of
maximising the strategic value and operational cost effectiveness of the UK's defence
research capabilities. Accordingly, QinetiQ has been structured to facilitate involvement by
the private sector.
It comprises the greater part of DERA, the British Government's Defence Evaluation and
Research Agency. Until July 2001, DERA was an agency of the UK MOD, incorporating
the bulk of the MOD's non-nuclear research, technology and test and evaluation
establishments. It then split into two organisations, DSTL and QinetiQ Group plc. DSTL
remains part of the MOD and continues to handle the most sensitive areas of research.
QinetiQ is one of Europe's largest research organisations. It has an annual turnover of
approximately £800 million. QinetiQ employs 12,500 persons, many of whom
(approximately 8,500) are leading scientists and internationally acclaimed experts. The
company's pioneering research and development includes the invention of the jet engine,
sonar equipment, liquid crystal displays (LCDs), carbon fibre and many other noteworthy
On 5 December 2002, the MOD announced that it had agreed to terms under which the
Carlyle Group would become its strategic partner to assist in the future development of QinetiQ
The Minister of Defence stated, "The strategic partnership with the Carlyle Group keeps
QinetiQ on course to become a leading science and technology company that aspires to be
the envy of the world. The Carlyle Group* shares our vision for the future of QinetiQ and is
well placed to support the management team in building a company, which we expect to
flourish commercially, based on its commitment to excellence." The Carlyle Group also
has a direct shareholding in pSiMedica of approximately 33%.
*The Carlyle Group is substantial private UK investment company.
Technology and small caps 2003 PDF from psivida [This Carlyle funded company engineer Silicaon Tissue]
You would never guess it from your average Newsnight or Today programme, but security is a business like any other. Big business.
Take Kroll, "the worldwide (and Nasdaq) leader in risk consulting".
It expects revenues touching $602m in 2004, up 32% on 2003, which was itself a record year.
"We're the global leader in risk mitigation, with a premier brand, personnel and clientele," says its CEO.
We can be pretty sure that terrorism will increase "for the foreseeable future", says its head of security.
Al-Qaida has been good for Kroll and British competitors like the Control Risk groups. It has been good for the appointment of media "security correspondents" and the growth of a trade press serving this burgeoning industry. It has been good for university departments surveying the field and hi-tech surveillance manufacturers. It has been tremendous at finding well paid jobs for ex-SAS, Scotland Yard, CIA and sundry "expert" chaps. It has given the accumulated budgets of homeland security, here as in America, a supersonic spending charge. But how good has it been for any of us, the people who pay at the end of the line?
Dame Pauline Neville-Jones DCMG
Dame Pauline Neville-Jones has been a BBC Governor since January 1998.
Her term of office has been extended to the end of 2005.
She chairs the BBC's Audit Committee and the Governors' World Service Consultative Group. [see PSYOPS]
Between 1993 and 1994 she was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
From 1994, until her retirement, she was Political Director in the Foreign Commonwealth Office, in which capacity she led the British delegation to the Dayton negotiations on the Bosnia peace settlement.
From 1996 to 1998 she was Managing Director and Head of Global Business Strategy for NatWest Markets and Chairman of NatWest Markets France.
She was Vice Chairman of Hawkpoint Partners Ltd, the corporate advisory arm of NatWest Bank plc, from 1998 to 2000.
She is Chairman of Qinetiq Group plc and of the Information Assurance Advisory Council.
She is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and Doctor of the London and Open Universities.
She was made a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1987 and a Dame Commander in the 1992 New Year's Honours.
IS BLAIR OFF TO JOIN $30BN WORLD ELITE?
HE'S EYEING UP £250K JOB WITH ARMS TRADE LINK FIRM
Exclusive By Rupert Hamer - TONY Blair is expected to join one of the most exclusive groups of businessmen in the world after he leaves Downing Street. The PM is being lined up for a highly lucrative position with the Carlyle Group - an American-based investment giant with strong links to the White House and the defence industry. The firm has been nicknamed "The Ex-Presidents Club" because it has had a host of former world leaders on its books including George Bush Senior, his former secretary of state James Baker and former British PM John Major. There a also a large number of former US Army top brass. Mr Blair has been keeping quiet about his plans after his departure from Number 10 - which could be as early as 2007 according to some Labour insiders. But sources in the City have revealed that he is "seriously considering" a high-profile role with Carlyle - which manages $30billion (£20million) of investments worldwide.
The job could net Mr Blair up to £500,000 a year for only a few days work a month giving speeches and making "networking" trips on behalf of the company. The move comes after it emerged that the premier's financial affairs are in an increasingly perilous state His dream home has crashed in value by £700,000 in just seven months and he and Cherie have to find £13,000 a month for the mortgage. The £3million loan the couple took out to buy the house in London's Connaught Square is 17 times Mr Blair's current salary.
Last night one leading City source said: "Private equity firms don't come any more powerful than Carlyle. It would be a huge coup for them if they could bring Tony Blair on board. "But the job is likely to infuriate MPs and campaigners opposed to Britain's role in the Iraq War because of Carlyle's strong links to the defence industry."
A senior Government source admitted: "We know that Tony is looking at a number of options for life after Downing Street including writing his memoirs. "But taking certain jobs could present the Labour Party with a large headache, particularly with firms investing in the US arms industry. "We are trying to move links with the US and the Iraq War down the agenda - and linking up with a firm like Carlyle could reopen all those wounds."
At one time, Carlyle's multi-million pound investors included Saudi members of the estranged family of al-Qaeda warlord Osama bin Laden, who have disowned him. But the family have not been involved with the group for several years. It has been criticised for using George Bush Senior to help land business deals in the Middle East while advising the American President on sensitive issues in the region at the same time. City experts believe Mr Blair would be ideally suited to the investment world because he has "the charm to schmooze almost anyone", according to one financier in the Square Mile. The PM would have the added advantage of having met many of the world leaders with whom Carlyle is keen to do business. But friends of Mr Blair insist he is considering other money-making options after leaving frontline politics. They include a lecture tour in the United States which could net him more than £1million and the possibility of a visiting professorship at an American university.
HOW THE FIRM HAS LINKS AT THE TOP
THE Carlyle Group is an American private investment firm which has branches across the world. It was named after the Carlyle Hotel in New York - although it made its headquarters in Washington DC. A range of former US leaders either work for the company or invest in it including Frank Carlucci, President Ronald Reagan's former Defence Secretary. Former US President George Bush Senior was also involved with the huge corporation, but he left two years ago. Mirror via Truthout
24 June 2005 - Amey Secures £200 million QinetiQ Contract Extension
Amey, the support services and infrastructure specialist, today announced that it has signed a further five-year, £200 million contract extension with QinetiQ to provide Total Facilities Management (TFM) services to 30 of QinetiQ's UK sites.
The extended contract with QinetiQ, a global defence and security organisation, will continue to offer existing TFM services with a number of enhancements. These include a central Helpdesk to deal with queries generated from all customer sites, more efficient maintenance schedules and practices and an increased Service Level Agreement.
Mel Ewell, Amey's Chief Executive, commented: "The extended contract builds on our long-standing and highly successful relationship with QinetiQ. It enables Amey to provide greater value at the point of delivery and demonstrate further our commitment to delivering a high quality service."
Alan Threadgold, MD of QinetiQ Estates, commented: "We have been extremely pleased with the success and benefits delivered by the original TFM contract. The Amey team has shown a strong commitment to understanding our business needs and to providing a high quality service and we look forward to working with them over the extended period of this contract."
For the past six years Amey has provided QinetiQ with a range of TFM services that include property maintenance, cleaning, conferencing and distribution services. These are augmented by a specialist portfolio that includes fire services and fire awareness training, aircraft refueling, hazardous waste management, chauffeur services and freight haulage.
Metronet delivering £7 billion of Tube improvements before 2012
London, 6 July, 2005: Metronet Rail, responsible for the regeneration and renewal of two-thirds of the London Tube, today congratulated the London 2012 bid team on their success, following the announcement from the IOC meeting in Singapore.
Andrew Lezala, Chief Executive of Metronet, said: "This is brilliant news for London. Metronet has a world-class team - and I'm absolutely confident we will deliver the planned programme of improvements for our customer, London Underground, before 2012."
Before 2012, Metronet's deliverables will include:
Bakerloo line - 4 miles of new track
Central line - £68 million heavy overhaul of the fleet; 43 miles of new track
Victoria line - new trains from 2009; 15 miles of new track
Waterloo & City line - comprehensive upgrade to the whole line
Circle line - new track
District line - refurbishment of the entire fleet; 21 miles of new track
Metropolitan line - new trains from 2009; 39 miles of new track
Hammersmith & City line - 4 miles of new track
150 station refurbishments/modernisations
166 points and crossings renewed
Notes to editors:
Working in partnership with London Underground, Metronet took over responsibility for upgrading, replacing and maintaining nine of the twelve lines on the entire network and will spend £17 billion during its 30-year contract. Some £7 billion of this will be spent during the first 7.5 years - on new trains, new track, new signalling and refurbished and modernised stations.
Metronet's shareholders consist of five world-class companies: Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Bombardier, EDF Energy, and RWE Thames Water. Metronet's business has a staff of some 5,000 people.
Verint Systems is a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for the security and business intelligence markets. Verint solutions transform voice, video, and text into actionable intelligence - mission-critical insights for achieving strategic goals.
Verint solutions are used in global and diverse markets, including: governments, law enforcement, and transportation; global corporations and financial institutions; retail and gaming establishments; and telecommunications and utility providers. - www.verint.com
Israeli Security to Protect London's Underground
18:32 Sep 21, '04
An Israeli security firm has been chosen to provide security for London's Underground train network.
Verint Systems, a subsidiary of Israel's Comverse Technology announced that Metronet Rail has selected Verint's networked video solution to enhance security of the London Underground, according to an Israel21c report.
After extensive testing of Verint's networked video system, including pilot installation on selected rail lines, Metronet Rail selected it to be installed on the entire Underground. The system will enable security personnel to monitor passenger platforms and certain remote portions of the track.
Verint president and CEO Dan Bodner told Israel21c: "We have significant experience working with transportation authorities and are committed to delivering innovative networked video security solutions for the transportation industry."
Metronet Rail, under a 30 year contract with the UK government, is responsible for maintaining parts of the London Underground's infrastructure. This includes ensuring security in trains, stations, tunnels and bridges.
The London Underground handles more than 3 million passengers each day, making it one of the busiest transportation systems worldwide. - israel national news
Fortress GB is a UK based developer and provider of cutting edge, versatile multi-application smart card solutions. The company's expertise in cryptography and highly secure smart cards postitions it perfectly to deal with projects requiring high level, multi-function access control systems. The company's Smart FC Scheme has been developed and perfected over the past two years in the field at UK stadiums and has won the smart card industry's Oscar - the Sesame Best Software Award in 2003. - website
JNP Infraco Ltd (London Underground :: Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly)
Bespoke Health and Safety related project. Contractors operating at tube stations must comply with strict regulatory requirements that often requires refresher training. This Fortress system uses contact smart cards to identify and monitor contractor qualifications and to warn of refresher training requirements.
ICTS in Luton and Dunstable Hospital ?
integrator for ICTS Europe... Fortress GB...London Headquarters in Tavistock Square?
In the case of the 7/7 bombings, going straightaway to the video tapes was very premature and irrational. It can only mean that they knew what they would find because they had planted the "evidence". It makes no sense to begin looking at thousands of hours of video tape from as far away as Luton without any idea of what you are looking for. What could it be? Rucksacks, packages, briefcases, baby strollers, gym bags? Suspicous looking people of a certain race? And remember that the first story was that at least 24 people had been involved.
What would be the motivation to look at the tapes from Luton? Did they also look at tapes from video cameras at the airports and bus stations? It would seem to be just as reasonable to look at those tapes as looking at Luton. And why is the Luton tape the only tape?
Luton is interesting because an office of ICTS (the Israeli security firm) is about a mile from a Thameslink station. ICTS is actually located in the Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital. It seems a little odd that this firm that handles security for the Stansted airport would be located at the Hospital.
The real perpetrators give themselves away by going directly to Luton to find their video. What are the chances of that? They went to Luton before there was any forensic investigation at the bomb sites. They were off to Luton even before they had removed all the body parts from the blasts - before they had any evidence that rucksacks were used to bring the bombs onto the trains - they were on their way to Luton to find the pictures of the lads carrying rucksacks and they found them.
- 'impatient' via rense
'impatients' Bomb scenario & 9-11 links
The "Muslim suicide bomber" formula stops inquiry, stops thought, takes precedence in the public imagination over all objections. In the past four years the hundreds of inconsistencies and contrary pieces of evidence about 9/11 have not been able to remove the picture people have in their minds of Muslim hijackers flying planes into the WTC and the Pentagon. The video of these four young men with rucksacks will serve to end the public's interest in the questions of how, who, and why.
But the skeptic might ask some questions here. Why did these "suicide bombers" seem so ordinary, so nonchalant before these awful deeds? Could it be that they were recruited as "extras" in the disaster exercises, and that their only purpose was to be seen in the video, meeting, and carrying their heavy rucksacks? And wouldn't their subsequent disappearance verify that what they carried in their sacks were those explosives that blew the trains, the bus and themselves to kingdom come?
Yesterday I posted information about a security company, Fortress GB, a smart card technology developer and integrator for ICTS Europe. ICTS Europe is an Israeli security company based in the Netherlands, a subsidiary of which is Huntleigh. Huntleigh was the security contractor at Logan Airport on 9/11 that failed to provide us with CCTV evidence of hijackers. The London Underground is one of Fortress GB's clients and according to their press release they provide smart card technology (personal details and biometric information) for contractors that operate in Tube stations. It makes me wonder if Peter Power's Visor Consultants were identified by these smart cards and if the four young men from Leeds were ever issued smart cards." - firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional technological systems developed by ICTS Tech include border control / immigration systems, which include forgery detection capabilities, and assist in combating illegal immigration; Automated TravelDoc - a valuable fine prevention tool for airlines and shipping lines; and ICTS Tech's API (Advance Passenger Information) Solution. Additional technological solutions for the homeland security market are currently under development. - ICTS
|These CCTV cameras seem to be working fine...
|These CCTV cameras seem to be one
of 2 functioning in a 50 Sq mile area on the day of the London Bombings!!!...
A precedent is set:
It's all soooo convenient...
UK EU presidency aims for Europe-wide biometric ID card
By John Lettice - Published Wednesday 13th July 2005 11:01 GMT
The UK is using its Presidency of the Council of the European Union to push for the adoption of biometric ID cards and associated standards across the whole of the EU. In a proposal issued on Monday (11th July), the UK calls for the drafting of "common standards for national identity cards taking into account the achievements in relation to the EU passport and in the ICAO framework."
The tiptoeing around ICAO is significant, because the current ICAO standard covers only passports, and effectively only requires a facial biometric. The UK Government's piggybacking fingerprints and ID cards on the back of this is therefore entirely self-inflicted, as is the EU decision to incorporate fingerprints in passports. The UK proposal (which is available at Statewatch) ratchets this up further not by actually saying the whole of Europe has to do biometric ID cards in order to comply with ICAO, but by couching the matter within an ICAO context. It's the UK Government reasoning of 'might as well do it because we're doing the passports already' projected across an entire continent.
Under the proposal the first phase ID standards are intended to have been drawn up by the end of March 2006, and to cover use of biometrics, common standards for the card interface and measures "(including Enhanced Access Control and PKI) which may be used to ensure that data stored on Identity Cards is appropriately protected but can be read by other Member States." - theregister
Police seek emails and SMS from day of blasts
Jul 10, 2005 LONDON (Reuters) - Police have asked mobile phone and Internet companies to store the content of voicemails, emails and SMS text messages that were in their systems on the day of the London bombings, a police source said on Sunday. He said it was only the second time they had issued such a request. The first was in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. But police have no legal authority to force the companies to store the information, and some have said they cannot meet the request for technical reasons, the source said.
"The idea is to stop stuff that's going to be important to the investigation disappearing," he told Reuters. "Over the next few weeks, as the Metropolitan Police identify suspects, they'll want to investigate who they've been communicating with and so on. So the action is to make sure that data isn't deleted routinely by the companies over that intervening period."
Such information normally vanishes from the systems of telecoms companies as soon as users have listened to their voicemail messages or download their emails, the source said. This meant that companies which complied with the request would probably be able to retrieve the content of messages only from last Wednesday and Thursday. - reuters.co.u
Police don't have the powers to snoop on our e-mails and text messages?
What bullshit !! - The listening stations at Goonhilly & Menwith Hill via Echelon and the US National Security Agency are just decoration are they???
Precedent is the principle in law of using the past in order to assist in current interpretation and decision-making. It will be used
to make the covert operations in the secret state into the overt operations of the Security State.
Call to keep phone and email records
11 July 2005 - Details of phone calls and emails should be recorded on a Europe-wide basis to help track down those responsible for atrocities such as last Thursday's attacks in London, the European Union's Commissioner for justice and security said today. But Franco Frattini proposed retention of the details for a shorter period than the the five years understood to be favoured by Home Secretary Charles Clarke. Mr Frattini said the appropriate period would be around six months for internet communications and one year for phone calls. - This is London
flashback 21st July Fake Bomber - Osman Hussain tracked -
Hey! this means ALL Cellphones are a homing device for Big Brother...
London suspect betrayed by his cell phone
Published: August 2, 2005, 5:59 AM PDT - By New York Times Staff
The New York Times
LONDON--The 27-year-old Briton who was arrested in Rome on Friday and accused of planting a bomb on a British subway had entered Britain using fake documents and an alias, the authorities say.
He managed to escape the country on a Eurostar train to Paris, although grainy photos of him plastered the walls of the train station. Yet the police swiftly tracked his escape, for the most mundane of reasons--he did not turn off his cell phone.
Cell phones have, in the past decade, gone from a novel toy to a device nearly as common as a watch. That is a boon to investigators, because a cell phone is also the perfect tracking device, capable of pinpointing any user's location to within as close as a few feet when it is turned on, even if the user is not making calls.
"If your phone is on, they know exactly where you are," said Paul Sagawa, an analyst with Sanford Bernstein, an investment research company, in New York City.
In this case, the police in Italy said Monday that they were told by their British counterparts that one suspect in the July 21 bombing attempts had fled Britain and had made calls to Italian phone numbers in the past. Carlo de Stefano, chief of Rome's antiterrorism police, said the suspect, identified as Hussain Osman, had called family members during his journey from London to Rome.
The calls would have allowed the police to determine where he was when he made them as well as track down where the family members lived by looking up the numbers he dialed. The Italian police determined that Mr. Osman had bought a new prepaid cell phone calling card, which stores a name and number, on July 25. They arrested him on Friday.
Cell phones send out a constant signal, which transmits voice or other data. Some rely on a global positioning system, or G.P.S., which sends the signal to satellites that can pinpoint almost exactly where a user is. Earlier generation phones send radio signals to nearby antennas. Using three or more of these antenna transmissions, in a process called triangulation, investigators can determine the user's general location.
"G.P.S. get you within 6 feet and triangulation can get you within 40 feet" of a cell phone user, Mr. Sagawa estimated.
Britain, Europe and the United States have passed laws to take full advantage of those tracking abilities. Law enforcement officials work with cell phone companies to review information about cell phone users they suspect of illegal activity.
In the United States a subpoena is required for that information, in much of Europe a court order, and in Britain the police need to determine that the matter is an issue of national security or required to prevent a crime. Mobile phone companies routinely honor those requests. Verizon has a 24-hour hot line for the police to get user information, for example, and fields thousands of requests a year.
Armed with the proper clearance, law enforcement officials can track whom a suspect is calling, where a suspect moves during a call and where the person ends up--and in some cases, even get records about the people to whom the suspect talked months before. Since the July 7 bombings in London, Britain's home secretary, Charles Clarke, has urged European phone companies to keep cell phone call records for a year. - news.com
So... Cell phones are actually bugging devices
and they will be sold from vending machines
Phone vending machines launched in U.K.
MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Cell phones are becoming even more ubiquitous in Britain, where the devices can now be purchased from vending machines. Vodafone Thursday unveiled two vending machines in Manchester where customers can purchase pre-paid phones that are fully charged and ready for immediate use.
"These will be popular with people who need a phone in an emergency, either because they have lost their phone or it has run out of battery," Vodafone told the Daily Telegraph. "They are for people who know what they want and who don't want to go through the rigmarole of talking to a sales assistant."
The newspaper said the phones cost 30 pounds ($54) and come with 1 pound ($1.78) of credit. Buyers can use cash or a debit card for the transaction and don't have to register their name and address with the company.
Vodafone U.K. hopes to see the machines become standard fare at shopping centers, airports and large public events. - upi.com
The New World is coming faster than you think
This London Bomb 'Attack' was a meticulously planned operation. Possibly taking months to solve logisticly.
Heres a scenario: What if the London Bid had failed? London would lose out on all that cash generated.
There would have been no way to increase those little golden geese...which lay for the wheels of industry.
remember the 'digital switchover' for Nationwide TV is set to happen in 2012 also...
By 2012 London is expected to have in place a state of the art city,
complete with Techno-security measures, such as cashless society,
Biometric ID cards, as well as GPS satellite Tagging & fuel taxing.
Now it will get even MORE thanks to Al Queda!
QinetiQ are an ex-Defence company privatised from DERA (Defence Evaluation and Research Agency)
which is a Porton Down based entity, and is now controlled by the Carlyle Group
QinetiQ is far reaching in technologies such as : Satellite, GPS, Electronic Surveillance and Countermeasures, Radar Sensors and Consultancy, RF Sensor Technologies, Millimetre Wave Radar, Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Assessment and Research
We know that the Carlyle Group also have many tech companies, such as; matrics RFID... in their pocket too.
similarly 'Global risk management' company, Visor, are a risk management company staffing ex-intelligence,
add to the scenario, that Rudi Gulianis Risk management company is
involved somewhere in this scenario [him being in London is just too fishy]
now add to this Corporatist fascist party mix, the strange way the Nasdaq Composite Index;
an index which relies on quick boost shortfalls
at a maximum punch for TECH stock
ideal for investors to make quick gains
was played to the tune of 20 BILLION on July 5th
Question: is the Futures Markets Applied to Prediction (FutureMAP)
still in operation, just under another guise???
remember Darpa are behind FutureMAP, & are the US version of DERA [UK]
The kind of technology that is being invested in can be seen at
Neotek, who were one of the innovators of FutureMap Technologies. They deal with: optics, Information Technology (IT),
Decision Aids (DA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Man/Machine Interfaces (MMI).
all these tech companies are creaming it for the future 'smart cities'...and the smart technology that will run them
it's called behavioral economics: & it's working
U.K. rail to install body scanners
LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- British railway stations will soon install airport-style security checks using body scanners and X-ray machines for increased security.
Following the July 7 London bombings that caused 52 deaths, new rail security will also allow passengers to be frisked and random bag searches made, on the orders by Alistair Darling, the Transport Secretary, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
The security changes will be tried in selected locations on the network and if successful, the government plans to implement the measures at railway stations across Britain and at the subway stations and at other transport interchanges- science daily
see here for the next level