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The Enterprise, also known as the Octopus, is a multifaceted criminal organization embedded within the corporate power structure, law enforcement, and the national security state. It controls the international trade of weapons, drugs, and human beings, perpetrates financial frauds, launders money from these illicit activities, and maintains control of domestic and foreign governments through election rigging, assassinations, and blackmail. Political elites from both parties, such as the Bush family on the Republican side and the Clintons on the Democratic side, are ensnared in this network, as are corporate elites, particularly those in the banking sector. Although the name of "The Enterprise" comes from Iran-Contra, the crimes of Iran-Contra are just a snapshot of this larger and more enduring criminal organization. It should also be noted that many of the people and groups on this page are loosely-affiliated, working together where it suits them and at other times competing.

Prominent cases

Throughout recent decades, many criminal operations with the complicity or direct involvement of the deep state have been exposed. When officially acknowledged, they tend to be treated as isolated incidents; the Iran-Contra affair is the best example of this. However, each of these instances is really just a case of the broader crimes of the Enterprise coming to light.

October Surprise

Main article: October Surprise


Main article: Iran-Contra

BCCI scandal

Main article: BCCI

Savings-and-loan crisis

Main article: Savings and loan crisis

Franklin scandal

Main article: Franklin child sex ring

21st century election theft

Afghanistan War

Libya and Syria

Criminal activities

Gun running

Drug smuggling

Main article: Drug trafficking

Money laundering

Election fraud

[Foreign manipulation of elections]

More difficult for people to accept is that elections within the United States are manipulated in much the same way.

Karl Rove's election rigging enterprise, as mapped out by Dana Jill Simpson

Details revealed by Cliff Arnebeck (based on inside sources) and Dana Jill Simpson (one of his sources) about the election rigging enterprise:

  • Karl Rove is the leader of the election fraud operation, which is based in Enterprise AL and has links to the military-industrial complex
  • There's a connection between Rove and the CIA, going back to when Rove "was carrying GHWBush's briefcase when Bush Sr. was the CIA director" (verify this)
  • Rove is acquainted with Bob Urosevich, who has influence over Premier and ES&S through the board members and executives there who he knows
  • Much of Rove's sway over election officials was facilitated by R. Doug Lewis of the Election Center, who played a role in training election officials and was in a position to identify/influence corruptible officials; Rove knows Lewis going back to his days in Texas Republican politics (verify this)
  • SmarTech, run by Jeff Averbeck, is the technical brains of the election fixing operation
  • TLO, one of Hank Asher's companies, provides data mining services to SmarTech
  • Buck Revell (misspelled in an interview transcript as "Buck Rivel"), an FBI agent involved in numerous intelligence-linked cover-ups, later founded a security contractor which wrote software used to rig the 2004 election


Human trafficking

Psychological warfare

Related articles: Phoenix Program, Serial killers

Notable players involved


Government officials

Political operatives

Criminal justice system

US military

US intelligence

Foreign intelligence

Organized crime

Weapons dealers

Drug traffickers

Human traffickers

Financial sector

Defense contractors

Business community

Corporate involvement

  • American International Group - Longtime CIA front to liaise with corporate America
  • KBR - Engineering and construction firm with longtime intelligence community ties
  • Hughes Aircraft - Defense contractor with a noted closeness to the CIA
  • Wackenhut - Security services corporation that manufactured Contra weapons and bugged PROMIS
  • Stephens Inc. - Little Rock investment firm led by Arkansas powerbroker Jackson T. Stephens
  • Systematics Inc. - Data-processing company that sold back-office banking software with a PROMIS backdoor
  • Lockheed Martin - Military contractor with strong connections to the intelligence community and war profiteering
  • BCCI - International bank used by intelligence agencies, terrorists, and drug cartels to launder money
  • Doss Aviation - Aviation services company run by Mark Fuller out of Enterprise AL, said to be linked to Iran-Contra flights and the training of the 9/11 hijackers (bought by L3 Technologies / L-3 Communications / L3Harris Technologies)
  • E-Systems - Intelligence community contractor heavily involved in drug flights; allegedly worked on PROMIS
  • Halliburton - Oil field company which profited off the Iraq War, formerly led by Dick Cheney
  • Alfa Group - Large Russian private investment group (owner of Alfa Bank) with ties to the Russian mob
  • Riggs Bank - Famous "Bank of Presidents" in Washington DC that laundered money for several key members of the Enterprise and was close to the US intelligence community
  • DynCorp - Military contractor involved with Inslaw affair, human trafficking, etc.
  • SAIC - Government contractor with a revolving door to the CIA/Pentagon and links to bioterrorism, election fraud, etc.
  • Yang Enterprises - Technology contractor and Chinese spy front, which has assisted the Bush/neocon network in a number of ventures
  • Raytheon - Defense contractor involved in PROMIS software development, the purchasing of drug trafficker E-Systems, and flights for Saudi royalty
  • Deutsche Bank - German bank used for money laundering and insider trading
  • Enron - Energy services company close to the Bush Administration which collapsed due to accounting fraud
  • Titan Corporation - Contractor for intelligence agencies and Homeland Security, linked to the Abu Ghraib prison abuses, Mexican drug trafficking flights, and the Duke Cunningham influence peddling scandal (bought by L3 Technologies / L-3 Communications / L3Harris Technologies)
  • Blackwater - Military contractor used for Iraq War operations and in the CIA's secret assassination program
  • HSBC - Spiritual successor bank to BCCI
  • Palantir - Mass surveillance contractor for the intelligence community and law enforcement

Associated groups

Corporate interests

Organized crime


External links

Mafia and intelligence

  • Clint Murchison Sr. as a link between the US government and mafia
    • San Diego Reader, "How Texas oilmen Clint Murchison and Sid Richardson ran Del Mar and national politicians from the Del Charro hotel in La Jolla", 2011/01/05
      • "On March 11, 1933, at the Fort Worth Stock Show, Richardson was introduced to Elliott Roosevelt, the 23-year-old son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Four months later, Elliott divorced his wife and moved to Fort Worth. In 1937, when FDR stopped by for a visit, the presidential yacht Potomac anchored off the Gulf Coast island of Matagorda, where the president dined and fished for tarpon with Clint and Sid.

        Later, it came to light that Richardson had set up Elliott Roosevelt with some Texas radio stations. Coincidentally or not, one of Clint’s oil subsidiaries was allowed to plead no contest and pay a modest fine instead of facing tougher federal charges regarding illegal oil selling, relates author Bryan Burrough in The Big Rich."
      • "Murchison and Richardson were also chummy with Joe McCarthy, the anti-communist Republican Senator from Wisconsin, who arrived for his first visit at Del Charro in August 1953. McCarthy, like the Texans, was a drinker and gambler and spent hours at Del Mar. “I tell you, I think he’s done the greatest possible service to his country,” Murchison told the New York Post in July 1953. “He fears nobody and he’s certainly got those communists feared to death of him.”"
      • "When Richard Nixon, then vice president, and his wife Pat came to La Jolla for their customary Del Charro stay, he stopped off at the Naval Training Center to review the troops and visit his recently enlisted brother Edward. As for his evening with Hoover, he said it was “a personal, social visit, no official business,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times."
      • "But Del Charro would become the most cherished jewel in Murchison’s and Richardson’s hospitality empire, and its most legendary guest was J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Politicians, movie stars, and mobsters might come and go at Del Charro, but Hoover, along with his second-in-command Clyde Tolson, was a permanent fixture.

        “You had to be there to feel the power of this man,” Witwer once said. “Hoover had more power at that time than the President of the United States. But one man he didn’t faze at all was [Sid Richardson]. Richardson would say, and did so at a particular party with Senator Goldwater, ‘Edgar, get your ass over here and get me some more chili.’ And Hoover did.”

        Some accounts say Hoover met Murchison and Richardson at a political fund-raiser in 1951. Others have it that they first crossed paths at a racetrack in the late 1940s. But given the closeness of Sid and Clint to Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the fact that Hoover lived across the street from LBJ in Washington, DC, and had long cultivated Hoover, it seems probable that the Democratic senator from Texas was the matchmaker."
      • "Some mystery remains about exactly what J. Edgar Hoover did in return for that Texas hospitality. In The Man and His Secrets, writer Curt Gentry says he gave Murchison’s lobbyist Tom Webb advance word on forthcoming actions by federal agencies. Anthony Summers, author of Official and Confidential, the Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover, quotes Allan Witwer as saying Hoover cleared the way for Murchison to buy the Del Mar track, which sat on leased property owned by the State of California."
      • "Summers also quotes Witwer regarding other mobsters Hoover associated with during racing season at Del Charro. They included Art Samish, a notorious Sacramento lobbyist who worked for California’s mobbed-up liquor industry. One racketeer left Hoover a bottle of pre-Prohibition whiskey as a present, according to Summers.

        Another guest with mob ties was a wildcatter and fellow gambler from Houston. “My office faced the swimming pool, and one of the agents was in there with me one evening,” Witwer told Summers. “He looked out the window — we had torches by the pool at night — and he saw the wildcatter, and he said, ‘Allan, what’s he doing here? D’you know who he is?’ And I said, ‘Sure.’ And he said, ‘I bet you don’t know. He’s a partner of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. And I said, ‘Well, tell Hoover that! He has breakfast with him every morning.’ I got a kind of shock that Hoover would allow [the wildcatter] to be with him at all.”

        Some said they had even seen Marcello himself, whose various enterprises included a West Coast racing wire and California call-girl operations, hanging around the pool at Del Charro."
  • Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) recruitment of the Mafia in World War II
    • TODO: fill in sources
  • Tom Clark (attorney general under Truman and father of LBJ attorney general Ramsey Clark) protection of organized crime
  • CIA (through James Angleton) and mafia (through Meyer Lansky) blackmail of J. Edgar Hoover
    • TODO: fill in sources
  • Mob partnership with CIA operations in Latin America
    • Spartacus Educational page for Chauncey Holt: "After the war Holt met Peter Licavoli, a leading figure in the Mafia in Detroit. Holt was sent to Florida where he worked for Meyer Lansky as an accountant and pilot. This included several trips to Cuba where Lansky had extensive business interests. Lansky also sent Holt to worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). This was a Central Intelligence Agency controlled organization that had been set up to distribute funds to organizations attempting to overthrow left-wing governments. During the time Holt was also involved in producing forged documents for the CIA and the Mafia.

      Holt also became involved in what later become known as Executive Action (a plan to remove unfriendly foreign leaders from power). This including a coup d'état that overthrew the Guatemalan government of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954 after he introduced land reforms and nationalized the United Fruit Company. However, the main target of this operation was Fidel Castro who had established a socialist government in Cuba.

      In March I960, President Dwight Eisenhower of the United States approved a CIA plan to overthrow Castro. The plan involved a budget of $13 million to train "a paramilitary force outside Cuba for guerrilla action." The strategy was organized by Richard Bissell and Richard Helms. An estimated 400 CIA officers were employed full-time to carry out what became known as Operation Mongoose. Holt later claimed that he worked on this project with figures such as Sam Giancana, Johnny Roselli, Edward Lansdale and William Harvey.

      After the failed Bay of Pigs invasion Holt worked for Meyer Lansky in California. Meyer took over the Los Angeles Stamp and Stationary Company where Holt continued to produce illegal documents and false police badges. He also worked closely with Phillip A. Twombly, a former Executive Vice President of Coca Cola for their Caribbean operations. Twombly now owned a bank in Fullerton, California, which was used to distribute CIA funds for covert operations."
  • Gary R. Fears background and connections
  • Sabotage of the John Gotti / Sammy Gravano prosecutions
    • New York Times, "Fugitive Held On '92 Count Of Fixing Gotti Jury", 2000/01/14: "Bosko Radonjich's life has been marked by international intrigue, including, by his own account, days as a Serbian freedom fighter, a C.I.A. operative and a close adviser to Radovan Karadzic, the former Bosnian Serb leader and fugitive war criminal. [...] Mr. Radonjich was arrested at the Miami airport on New Year's Day on a 1992 indictment that charged him with tampering with a juror to help fix the first federal racketeering trial of John J. Gotti, the boss of the Gambino crime family. [in 1987 when Gotti was acquitted] [...] At the time of the trial, the authorities said, Mr. Radonjich served as an incongruous ethnic bridge: he headed the Irish gang known as the Westies, a cadre of violent toughs who often did the bidding of Mr. Gotti's crime family. [...] law enforcement officials said that based on notes and photographs found in his possession, Mr. Radonjich's days of international intrigue appeared far from over. ''The search revealed he had pictures of the Iraqi Embassy in Havana,'' the official said, adding that Mr. Radonjich also had ''some notes about U.S. military installations in Georgia and North Carolina.'' [...] He pleaded guilty in 1978 to conspiracy charges in the 1978 bombing of the home of the Yugoslav consul's home in suburban Chicago and a plot to bomb a Yugoslav social club in that city. Wiretaps in the case recorded him talking about the Chicago bombing and making an admission that he took part in the June 23, 1975, bombing at the Yugoslav mission to the United Nations in New York, officials said. [...] Mr. Radonjich and his five co-defendants in the Chicago case were identified as Serbian nationalists. Mr. Radonjich was released from prison in 1982. The jury tampering indictment against Mr. Radonjich and George Pape, a longtime friend, charged that the two men conspired with Mr. Gotti, the crime boss's brother, Gene, and Salvatore Gravano, then the Gambino family underboss, to fix the case."
  • Sammy Gravano background
    • Dave McGowan, "Death, Taxes, and Education", 2000/11/04: "Moving on then to other areas of interest, I see where Sammy “The Bull” Gravano was arrested recently in Arizona. (6) For those who are unfamiliar with Gravano, he was a prominent member of the John Gotti crime family who turned state’s evidence against his former boss. For this, he was given a new identity and placed in the Witness Protection Program. He was also essentially given a free ride on no less than nineteen brutal murders to which he confessed.

      Maybe if he had killed twenty people, the authorities would have considered actually prosecuting Gravano. Instead, they set him up with a new name and apparently a little plastic surgery, and he promptly set up shop in Arizona. But I’m sure it was worth the price the state paid to put Gotti away, though he would have been out of commission much earlier if the FBI hadn’t protected him and colluded in sabotaging his previous trials. (7)

      Gravano was born in 1945, served as a corporal in the U.S. Army for two years, and performed his fist contract killing shortly after that — the shooting of crime boss Joseph Collucci in February of 1970. At one point in his life of crime, Gravano enlisted the services of boxing trainer Teddy Atlas, who sent Sammy to a hypnotist — a key element of his training regimen. Atlas’ past clients included Mike Tyson. (8)"
    • TODO: document the white supremacist cult known as the Devil Dogs that worked for Gravano in Arizona
  • Anthony Casso corruption of the NYPD and FBI
    • Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss by Philip Carlo (2008) - description is "Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso is currently serving thirteen consecutive life sentences plus 455 years at a federal prison in Colorado. Now, for the first time, the head of a mob family has granted total access to a journalist--the most intimate, personal look into the world of La Cosa Nostra ever seen. Born into a Mafia family, Casso early proved his talent for "earning"--concocting ingenious schemes to hijack trucks, rob banks, and import vast quantities of drugs. He also had an uncanny ability to work with the other families, and forged strong ties with the Russian mob. By the time Casso took the reins of the Lucchese family, he was a seasoned boss, a very dangerous man. But when the law finally caught up with him in 1994, rather than stoically face the music, Casso turned state's evidence and helped put an end to an era."
    • Franklin Files comment by Nick Bryant on 2010/01/28 about FBI and mafia corruption: "I've written about corrupt FBI agents in The Franklin Scandal, and I also wrote a 2005 Playboy article about an FBI agent who was allegedly coughing up informants to a mafia boss, Anthony "Gas Pipe" Casso, and Casso was deploying New York Police Department detectives for the murders of informants and others.

      When I first started pitching the Casso-FBI agent-NYPD detective story in 1999, several magazine editors thought it was ridiculous that I would accuse two highly decorated NYPD detectives of murder--I was the recipient of the same incredulity when I pitched Franklin to magazine editors. But lo and behold, those NYPD detectives were indicted for various murders and assorted mayhem in 2005. Even after the detectives were indicted, Playboy, unfortunately, was the only "mainstream" magazine willing to touch my story on that sordid state of affairs, because my article provided the how and why of the feds covering up the detectives moonlighting as mob hitmen. Moreover, the feds exonerated the FBI agent in question.

      In the Playboy article, I argued that the FBI agent fingered by Casso was responsible for the convictions of several mafiosi, so if he came up dirty those mafiosi would most likely walk out of prison. One of the articles I gleaned regarding FBI agent William Hutton discussed his investigation of La Cosa Nostra (AKA, mafia) too. I'm not saying the latter fact is a smoking gun, but it compounds my curiosity."
    • TODO: document the involvement of Casso in Gravano's drug trafficking ring
    • TODO: document the NYPD detectives Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa who were on the payroll of the Lucchese family committing mob hits that Casso ordered
    • TODO: document the FBI agent (perhaps named Doug McCane) who Casso also claimed was on his payroll, something that he was ordered to keep quiet about by the prosecutors of the two NYPD detectives
      • KUSA, "Mafia madness: NYPD detectives as hit men, FBI agent as mobster?", 2005/03/12: "Imagine the surprise of 32 mobsters arrested this past week, including the head of the Gambino crime family, when they discovered that their brother-in-firearms for the last two years was an undercover FBI agent. [...] The unidentified agent who gained acceptance by the once-mighty Gambino family was uniquely qualified. He walked the walk, a physically imposing guy built like a tank. He talked the talk, too, the mob speak that helps right guys get made and wrong guys get whacked. More importantly to his associates in the Gambino family, the 50-something mob wannabe could deliver stolen watches, jewelry and plasma televisions. It wasn't until last Wednesday, when federal authorities arrested 32 of them, that the mobsters discovered his true affiliation. "They were all shocked," said Matt Heron, the New York-based FBI official who ran the two-year undercover operation. [...] None were more shaken than Gambino capo Gregory DePalma, a 72-year-old Mafioso who had once posed backstage with Frank Sinatra and since-slain family boss "Big Paul" Castellano. DePalma, dazzled by the undercover agent's performance, had proposed his induction into the Gambinos; a similar decision on behalf of the undercover FBI agent who posed as Donnie Brasco led to a mob-imposed death sentence for one of his sponsors. FBI officials identified the undercover agent in this latest case only as a law enforcement veteran and a family man who volunteered for the assignment."
  • Lindley DeVecchio background - a.k.a. Lin DeVecchio a.k.a. Roy Lindley DeVecchio a.k.a. R. Lindley DeVecchio; was the FBI handler of Colombo family capo and hitman Gregory Scarpa Sr., accused of leaking confidential information to Scarpa that served as the basis for multiple hits by the Colombos; had earlier helped create the case against "rogue" CIA agent Edwin Wilson
    • New Yorker, "The G-man and the Hit Man", 1996/12/09
    • Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror by Peter Lance (2004)
    • New York Post, "I LOVED A ‘CUTE’ KILLER", 2007/11/05: "LINDA SCHIRO, the embattled mistress of dead gangster Greg Scarpa, said simply: “He was in the business of killing.” Her daughter, “Little” Linda Schiro, interrupted: “True, but he was home at 5 p.m. every day and was a very loving father.” [...] Linda, 62, was speaking only to the me for the first time since last week’s sensational trial, in which retired FBI Agent Lindley DeVecchio was cleared of four counts of murder. [...] Together with best-selling author Peter Lance, we were in the office of Gary Farrell, lawyer to the elder Linda Schiro, and former assistant district attorney to the Brooklyn DA’s office, which last week was forced to dismiss the charges against DeVecchio. “I’m sincerely confident that everything my client said on the stand under oath was the truth and nothing but the truth,” said Farrell. [...] Mother Linda revealed a fascinating, if bizarre, habit of her lover Scarpa: “If it was a big murder, an important one, he would leave the numbers 666 on some of the guys’ pagers,” she said. But then she turned her attention to DeVecchio, who she claims is every bit as guilty as her late murderous lover."

Savings and loan fraud

  • Leonard Millman
    • Obituary in the Arizona Republic published 2004/02/11: "Leonard Yale Millman, age 78, passed away February 9, 2004 in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Omaha, NE, lived in Denver, CO, and has been a resident of the Valley for the past 20 years. He is survived by his wife Elaine Millman; son Scott Millman; daughters Lisa (Bob) Gilliam, Kerre Millman and Laure Millman; sister Barbara Lovitz and 3 grandchildren. Leonard will be missed by his family and multitude of friends. Funeral services and interment will be held Wednesday, February 11th in Denver, CO. Contributions in his memory are requested to Shalom Park, 14800 E. Belleview Blvd., Aurora, CO 80015 or charity of choice. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary."
    • Obituary in the Denver Post published 2004/02/11: "Leonard Y. Millman, Denver and Phoenix. Husband of Elaine Millman; father of Scott (Suzi) Millman, Lisa (Bob) Gilliam, Kerre Millman and Laure Millman; brother of Barbara Lovitz; grandfather of Amanda, Nicole and Jeffrey. Leonard will be sadly missed by his family and a multitude of friends. Service, Wednesday 11:30am, Congregation Emanuel, 51 Grape St. Interment, Emanuel Cemetery. Contributions to Shalom Park, 14800 E. Belleview Dr., Aurora, CO 80015 or charities of choice."
    • MyLife bio for Leonard Y. Millman of Denver CO - says that one of his neighbors is Larry Mizel
    • Wife Elaine Millman obituary in the Intermountain Jewish News published 2014/10/02: "Elaine Ruth Millman, a proud Westsider, passed away Sept. 24, 2014, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster and Cantor Regina Heit officiated at the Sept. 28 service at Temple Emanuel. Interment followed at Emanuel Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “Elaine was a bright star in life, now resting high in Heaven, shining on us all and illuminating the way,” the family said. Elaine Charvick grew up in a warm and loving home on Denver’s West Side. She was nicknamed Charcoal (Charkie) by fellow Westsider Sherman Finesilver due to her dark complexion. The nickname stuck with her for life. Just four when her father died, Elaine and her mother lived with her Grandma and Grandpa Hoffberg above the family’s grocery. Always passionate about music and dance, she taught dance to a group of West Side girls. Charkie graduated from East High and attended CU. She then worked as a secretary at Albert Ross Refrigeration. She met Leonard Millman, a vibrant and ambitious young man from Chicago, and they went on six unsuccessful dates. Number seven was always her lucky number. Elaine married Len in 1950 and they had four children. Charkie was involved in committees, performed charity work and made fabulous dinners for her family. She delighted friends with original lyrics she composed for special occasions and lifted their hearts and spirits with laughter. Elaine and Len played tennis, golf and cards, traveled the world together and socialized with their large group of friends. Mr. Millman predeceased his wife. A top-notch bridge and pan player, Charkie did crossword puzzles every day to keep her mind active. Elaine is survived by her children Lisa Gilliam, Kerre Millman and Scott (Suzy) Millman; brother Alan “Butch” (Deb) Karsh; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter Laure Millman. Contributions may be made to the charity of choice." - note that childhood friend Sherman Finesilver was a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado from 1971 to 1994
    • Stew Webb allegations
    • Recorded phone conversations between Stew Webb and the Millmans
  • Involvement of MDC Holdings (run by Larry Mizel) with the Silverado Savings and Loan fraud
    • Associated Press, "Bush at Head Table With Developer Whose Company Under Investigation", 1989/12/08: "President Bush shared the head table at a Republican fund-raiser Friday in Denver with Larry Mizel, a Colorado developer whose company is one of several at the center of federal investigations into the savings and loan industry. Larry Mizel, owner of MDC Holdings Inc., was chairman of a luncheon for Rep. Hank Brown, a Republican a hoping to succeed Sen. William Armstrong, R- Colo. [...] The president, before launching into his talk, referred to many of the guests at the head table but did not mention Mizel, a prominent Republican who raised $1 million for Ronald Reagan’s 1984 campaign. [...] Mizel’s company, along with Lincoln Savings and Loan Association, of Irvine, Calif., and Silverado Banking, Savings and Loan Association, of Denver, are the focus of an investigation by thrift regulators, according to M. Danny Wall, director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. The office is looking at series transactions in which MDC, Lincoln, Silverado and San Jacinto Savings Association, Bellaire, Texas, swapped junk bonds and loans among themselves, Wall said. Such ″daisy chains″ have been used by S&Ls to hide questionable credits from regulators. According to a September 1988 letter released by the House Banking Committee, S&L regulators in Dallas were concerned with the ″apparent unhealthy lending relationships″ among the institutions and MDC. The failure of Lincoln has been the focus of lengthy hearings this fall before the committee, which plans to examine other S&L collapses, including the December 1988 failure of Silverado."
    • New York Times, "GIFTS FROM S.& L. NOW SEEN AS CURSE", 1990/08/31: "Among the fund-raising activities of Silverado's officers, directors, major borrowers and holders of preferred stock was a November 1987 dinner organized by Michael Wise, then chairman of Silverado, that raised $300,000 for George Bush's Presidential campaign. Bettina Lawton, Mr. Wise's lawyer, said Mr. Wise had worked closely on the dinner with Neil Bush. A Second Event Another such event, a dinner last December, was organized by Larry Mizel, chairman and chief executive of M.D.C. Holdings Inc. The company was a Silverado preferred stockholder and major borrower that still owes Silverado $23 million. Last August, Neil Bush bought a $550,000 home, which was put in his wife's name, from a division of M.D.C."

Election rigging enterprise

  • Cliff Arnebeck, "Karl Rove, Architect of the biggest bribe in history!", 2013/04/06
  • Cliff Arnebeck, "Squash the RW lone nut-case political assassination theory and its election exit poll conspiracy theory", 2013/04/16 - identifies Rove as the leader of the Enterprise's election theft operation in Enterprise AL
  • Cliff Arnebeck, "How Karl Rove fixed the FBI investigation of his theft of the 2004 Presidential election in Ohio", 2013/03/24 - claims Rove moved Stanley Borgia to the Cincinnati FBI field office to cover up 2004 Ohio fraud
  • Cliff Arnebeck, "Rove's grand plan of which the secret Ohio ES&S patch was a part", 2013/03/24: "Yes. Rove had a grand scheme, led by the OpSec (Operations Security) attack, that fizzled before it got very far off the ground. OpSec was to damage Obama in 2012 the same way the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth damaged Kerry in 2004. This time, however, Jill Simpson tracked OpSec's origins to Rove and SmarTech months before its claimed originators said they had created it. Scytl was supposed to play a part in realizing the benefits of the OpSec attack. Simpson exposed Scytl's North American HQ as being a residence in Virginia. Scytl filed a change of address for its HQ to another token address the day after Simpson's picture of the Virginia home appeared in the Free Press. Rove was still counting on the traditional 5-6 point red shift in the Ohio vote on election night. The leak to the Free Press of the ES&S secret contract the week before the election and our litigation regarding it on election day disrupted this last piece of the grand plan that had been unraveling all along."
  • Wayne Madsen, "Special Report. From National Security Letters to National Security Targets: Green light for domestic assassinations exposed", 2010/01/04 (repost by Andy Law titled "ASSASSINATION OF MIKE CONNELL BY NEOCONS")
    • "The covered target may be the Prince George's County Special Operations Division Aircraft Section, which maintains a facility at College Park airport, as well as two helicopters. There is also an airport Operations Building that doubles as a museum, since College Park airport is the oldest military airport in the United States. Surveillance cameras operated by the Prince George's County Police, the airport Operations Building, or the nearby College Park Metro station, may have captured the perpetrators of the early-morning sabotage of Connell's aircraft."
    • "We have also learned that Connell's IT firm did classified web site development work for the CIA."
    • "WMR has learned from knowledegable Republican Party sources that Mike Connell, the GOP's information technology maestro who was killed in a suspicious plane crash last Friday night while flying from the Washington, DC area back to Akron, Ohio, was involved in a high-tech operation targeting Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in 2000."
    • "Connell's colleague Jeff Averbeck was reportedly brought by the GOP to Chattanooga from Texas to head up the efforts targeting Gore in Gore's home state. SmarTech' servers were placed in the basement of the old Pioneer Bank Building in downtown Chattanooga. The parent company for SmartTech is Airnet, also headed by Averbeck. Averbeck was, according to our sources, the actual technical brains behind the entire SmartTech-GovTech Solutions-Media Communications operation that resulted in the election tampering in 2004. There are also questionable ties between SmarTech and former Chattanooga Mayor and now U.S. Senator Bob Corker that point to Chattanooga's city government under Corker providing a cover for a major GOP political dirty tricks operation in the city. Corker successfully ran for Mayor of Chattanooga in 2000. In February 2007, Corker, Rove, and Bush were spotted together at Porker's BBQ restaurant in Chattanooga. There were reports of a connection between SmarTech's predecessor firm ST3, another web service provider called Coptix, and Corker. According to our sources, Averbeck's SmarTech was tasked with high-tech spying on Al Gore's Nashville presidential campaign headquarters. A three hour drive from Nashville, Chattanooga was considered by Karl Rove to be an excellent and friendly spot to keep a high-tech eye on the Gore campaign from within his home state."
    • "Two years later, SmarTech had reportedly become involved in Alabama politics and may have, according to our sources, been involved in the computer glitch in Magnolia Springs, Alabama that gave Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Riley and razorthin win over incumbent Democratic Governor Don Siegelman. SmarTech reportedly received a lucrative Alabama state contract from Governor Riley to support Alabama's criminal justice information system. There are, according to our sources, close links between Averbeck and former Republican National Committee official Bill Canary, whose wife Leura was one of the U.S. Attorneys used in Alabama to prosecute Siegelman in a politically-manufactured corruption probe. Connell also, according to our sources, received contract work from the Riley administration to perform IT services for Alabama's criminal justice system. Connell also did IT work for the Alabama Republican Party."
    • "Averbeck is also considered a technical expert on Internet live stream technology. WMR previously reported that Connell had contracts for web site development for the CIA and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. We have now learned that Connell and Averbeck may have been behind the installation of live streaming black boxes in the White House and the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building used to stream live video of torture sessions in Guantanamo, Cuba and Abu Ghraib to the Old Executive Office Building office of Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief Counsel David Addington and into the White House, itself."
    • "WMR has been told that the same group of GOP high-tech spies are involved in yet another operation to engineer the 2008 presidential election for the Republican ticket using connections to private companies' election tallying computers and voting machines around the United States. The operation is primarily based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Enterprise, Alabama, the same locations that served as headquarters for the election engineering carried out in 2004. The group of high-tech experts was responsible for the flipping of votes in Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada, Iowa, Florida and other states in 2004, as well as statewide elections in Alabama and Georgia in 2002."
  • John Caylor, "CIA USING L3 COMMUNICATIONS AS SECRET LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY", 2014/05/04: "Most significant is the organization’s location---116 South Main Street in the Rawls Hotel building, a place dubbed as the “Lobby” by John McCain’s former campaign manager. The contract is for domestic spying, surveillance, intelligence for international law enforcement agencies and the US Central Intelligence Agency.

    The Lobby tip came shortly after the 2008 federal court deposition of Mike Connell in a Columbus, Ohio elections fraud case against Karl Rove, George Bush, Dick Cheney concerning manipulation of nationwide results in the 2004 Presidential race. Connell a pilot and “Republican Party White House IT Manager,” was reportedly a frequent visitor to the Lobby in Enterprise."
  • 2016 election open letters
    • 2016/07/07 to Loretta Lynch
    • 2016/07/24
      • "In my July 14, 2016 letter to Attorney General Lynch I report my discovery of the incredible fact that Karl Rove's covert ops team has been collaborating with the Clinton covert ops team since at least as far back as the 2000 Presidential election, and that the same guy who installed live-stream listening and viewing devices within Al Gore's Tennessee home in 2000 created the advanced technology electronic election rigging system being used for the first time in this 2016 election:

        "Since writing you last week I have been reliably informed that persons acting on behalf of the Clintons collaborated with Karl Rove before the finalization of the 2000 Presidential election to illegally pressure Al Gore to terminate his challenge to the 2000 election result. And further, that the results of this collaboration were again used to illegally pressure Al Gore to not seek the office of President in the 2008 election.

        I have been reliably informed that Mikey Cunnyngham, the technical genius of ST3 and SmarTech in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the principal agent of Karl Rove, both in the criminal activity that compromised Al Gore in 2000 and 2008 and in the mass electronic vote count rigging that robbed Bernie Sanders’ voters of their votes cast for him and their victory in the 2016 Democratic Primary.""
    • 2016/07/25 to President Obama and Vice President Biden
      • "I believe former star Philadelphia prosecutor Beverly Campbell was assassinated because Karl Rove operatives believed she was about to reveal to you, before it unfolded, the wholesale corruption of the electronic voting process in the 2016 Democratic Party Presidential Primary."
      • "The day in 2008 when you, Mr. President, were in Columbus to address a Bernie Sanders’ scale crowd of supporters on the Statehouse lawn, Beverly told me of the social relationship a high level CIA agent, she referred to as “Mark,” had initiated with her. After your election, according to Beverly, Mark assumed a high level position with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while concurrently doing contract covert activity on behalf of a variety of interests. Mark referred to himself as a “thug,” accepting assignments from whomever wanted to pay him the most money. He told Bev he was making $3.5 million a year."
      • "The first secret revelation from Mark that Bev shared with me—in strictest confidence, with the caveat that she would deny telling me if I ever attributed it to her—was that: “911 was an inside job.”

        The second was Mark’s boast that: “All it took to get Obama to stay in line was to show him the Zapruder film.”

        Based upon her knowledge of Mark’s whereabouts and travel at Christmas 2009, Bev told me she suspected that Mark was the American intelligence officer who supervised and cleared the “Underwear Bomber’s” travel from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day, 2009."
      • "Because of Mark’s high level of service in the CIA and pay grade of $3.5 million afterwards that he claimed to Bev, Mark would have been a likely candidate, if he was not the person finally settled to orchestrate these planned attacks – beginning with Benghazi. I believe Mark gave the stand down order to CIA contractors a few moments away from being able to rescue Ambassador Stevens."
      • "I believe Bev Campbell was assassinated on February 11, 2016, by the minders of her relationship with R. Nomura which had just terminated. I am transmitting Bev’s files related to this to Acting US Attorney Ben Glassman and Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Parker for review by appropriate investigative agencies for use in bringing to justice those responsible for Bev’s death."
      • "Cunnyngham’s innovation and Karl Rove’s application of it for the benefit of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Primary campaign is common knowledge among employees of SmarTech at which its CEO, Jeff Averbeck, continues to work exclusively on behalf of Republican candidates."
      • "Karl Rove’s team covers Republican officials. Rove’s partner on the speaking circuit, James Carville may have been involved, without the knowledge of the Clintons in influencing Democratic officials. Rove’s mentor, R. Doug Lewis, has influenced election workers of both parties. Alwaleed bin Talal, Nathaniel Rothschild and George Soros have directed financial & press support in aid of this criminal undertaking. The mainstream global corporate owned press suppresses the exit polling indicative of massive fraud in this election."
  • Jim March says that his wife Dana Jill Simpson formerly worked for Karl Rove's operation in Chattanooga TN: "My wife is a renegade from Karl's operation and used to do research for his people at SmarTech in Chattanooga TN. When we first met in 2012 she gave me a guided tour of his operations there. I'm also well familiar with Bob Fitrakis, Cliff Arnbeck on his legal team, Spoonamore, etc. I've been doing this a while. When I first started my name was Jim March. (Technically James March). When I married Dana Jill Simpson in late 2013 I took her last name, I'm now James "Jim" March Simpson. Jill blew the whistle on Karl's operation in 2006-2007 when him and his gang did political prosecutions of two Alabama Democrats, State Senator Lowell Barron and former Governor Don Seigelman. That was more than she could stomach. She was also aware that election fraud had happened against Don but wasn't involved in that side."
  • Georgia Tech and DARPA connection
  • Scytl involvement
    • Gerry Bello, "Who owns Scytl? George Soros isn’t in the voting machines, but the intelligence community is", 2012/09/18: "Scytl's start up funding comes from three European venture capital firms, Balderton Capital, Nauta Capital, and Spinnaker SCR (a subsidiary of Riva y Garcia, which is described as an independent financial group). [...] Nauta Capital was founded by 8 executives of the European management consulting firm Cluster Consulting. Cluster Consulting was purchased by Diamond Consulting (NYSE: DPTI) to form Diamond Cluster consulting. Diamond Cluster was subsequently purchased by Mercer Management Consulting [a Marsh & McLennan subsidiary] and its Europe division spun off. The principles of the original Cluster Consulting used their profits from these mergers to fund Nauta. Two of the principals, Jordi Vinas and Charles Ferrar Roqueta, also have board positions at Spinnaker SCR and/or Riva y Garcia, keeping this coterie's control of Scytl very close. [...] The director of Nauta's American operations is Dominic Endicott, who went from Cluster Consulting to Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) where he oversaw wireless practice. [...] Booz Allen Hamilton is majority owned by the Bush family friendly firm Carlyle Group. A long time government contractor, Booz Allen’s current and former management team has included some of the leading lights of the intelligence community [...]"
    • Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, "Election software company Scytl on the run from the Free Press, from one fake address to the next", 2012/10/22: "Sources at Smartech, the company responsible for stealing the election in Ohio in 2004, revealed to Free Press journalist Jill Simpson that the next man in the middle attack would be launched by Scytl from its US headquarters, a location in suburban Virginia that was formerly owned by its managing director, Hugh Gallagher, and seems to serve as his private home."
    • Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, "How the intelligence community controls your vote", 2014/05/27: "Scytl was born of research at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Following the death of its founder, Dr. Andreu Riera, in a single car accident, Scytl received significant investment from venture capital firms. [...] Last month’s $40 million investment by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital completes the intelligence community’s domination of this world leader in internet and cell phone voting. Prior to Paul Allen's investment, Scytl was owned by three firms, Spinnaker SCR, Balderton Capital, and Nauta Capital. Nauta Capital also has investment interest in Carrier IQ, a maker of smartphone key-press monitoring software. [...] Balderton is a British derivative of the American venture capital giant Benchmark. Balderton was spun off, but Benchmark retains ownership over its initially raised investment funds. Both Benchmark and Balderton have a rich history of investment at the intelligence community's behest. [...] Balderton has co-invested in companies with In-Q-Tel, which is a non-profit venture capital firm controlled directly by the CIA and founded in 1999 by director George Tenet. [...] Paul Allen, together with Greylock, Benchmark, Nauta, In-Q-Tel and George Tenet's Allen & Company [of which Tenet and Bob Kerrey have been employees] appear to have spent hundreds of millions building the perfect storm."
    • Gerry Bello and Bob Fitrakis, "Scytl has all the tools it needs for election fraud", 2014/11/07
      • "Starting the list is Pere Valles, who came directly from Scytl. He is now CEO. He is Scytl's man running SOE. He is also on the board of Scytl by virtue of representing the interest of a key investor in Scytl, Balderton Capital. Balderton is a British not entirely spun-off spin-off of Benchmark Capital that has a history of investment in tech companies of interest to the intelligence community. For instance, Benchmark has invested in, which Vulcan Capital (Paul Allen's venture capital firm) also invested in. Vulcan Capital is also invested in Scytl. The Free Press has done previous reporting on Nextdoor as a nexus of investment for intelligence community related venture capital firms.

        Valles was previously with three other companies. Prior to Balderton, he was Vice President and CFO of Globalnet, a telecom provider. He appears to have been brought in to effect the sale of that company to Titan L-3, a major defense and intelligence contractor. The sale of Globalnet, two years in the making, was finalized just as the Abu-Gharrib scandal broke in 2004. One of Titan's employees was a translator at the prison and was exposed in subsequent reports to have raped at least one juvenile prisoner. He was not fired.

        Prior to Globalnet, Valles worked for the accounting firm KPMG and prior to that he was a principal at Diamond Cluster consulting, along with all of the founders of Nauta Capital."
      • "Scytl's Vice President of Communications is Michelle Shafer, who is the quintessential voting machine industry shill. She has previously served in a similar capacity with Sequoia Voting Systems, Hart Intercivic and Calibre Systems. The last of the list is a defense industry firm that made a brief attempt to enter the election industry through the delivery of absentee ballots to armed forces personnel abroad."
      • "Another SOE Vice President is Brian O'Connor. O'Connor came to SOE recently from Crossmatch Technologies. Crossmatch is a provider of biometric technologies to the defense department and department of homeland security. Four current executives at Crossmatch came from another biometric technology company, L-1 Identity Solutions. L-1 was founded by Robert LaPenta. LaPenta is also one of the founders of and still a major stockholder in L-3 Communications, the parent company of Titan L-3 communications.

        Prior to working at Crossmatch, O'Connor worked for Sequoia Voting Systems and Global Elections Systems just prior to the latter's acquisition by Diebold. Diebold later spun Global Election Systems off as Premier Elections Systems. The later was then purchased by Election Systems and Software (ES & S). Federal anti-trust regulations forced ES & S to spin Premier off again. It was then purchased by Canada-based Dominion Voting Systems. A month later Dominion also purchased Sequoia."
    • Brian Mohr, "Scytl’s role in Russian attacks and its ‘impact’ on millions of U.S. votes", 2019/07/14: "On March 11, 2006, Riera died in a single car accident at the age of 35. Eight months later, Bob Urosevich was hired. [...] A decade later, 11,000 Scytl poll workers used its online training for the 2016 Brexit vote and the Parliamentary Election in 2017. Scytl partnered with Idox Elections, the UK election data company whose voter registry software was found to be leaking voter information to 2,700 individuals and companies over the past five years. Former Tory Cabinet minister Peter Lilley, who is in favor of Brexit, is a senior non-executive director at Idox. [...] In 2012, Scytl Canada and ES&S Canada started providing online voting, election management and ballot scanning machines to Canadian municipalities. [...] Its online and phone voting technology enabled more than 1 million eligible voters in 103 municipalities to vote in the 2018 Ontario Municipal Elections. [...] The election for Ontario’s Premier was won by Doug Ford, the brother of Rob Ford, the now deceased former Toronto mayor with a crack cocaine habit. [...] Telefónica is a minority owner of Scytl. It’s a multinational telecom headquartered in Madrid that’s one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world. Since at least 2005, it’s worked with MegaFon, a leading Russian mobile operator. [...] Telefónica also acts as an auditor of Scytl’s software. [...] [Scytl] also paid the Barbour, Griffith & Rogers Group (BGR) $100,000 that year to provide “strategic advice and counsel on legislative or regulatory actions that could impact the election technology industry.” BGR is the lobbying firm of former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. [...] BGR represented Russia’s Alfa Bank from 2004–2015."
      •, "Barbarossa at Our Gates? The Anti-Russian Alliance of Western and Saudi Intelligence Behind “Far West LLC” Prepares Bloody Sunday in the Northern Caucasus, Food and Gas Blockade against Russia", 2007: "On November 14th Glenn R. Simpson of the WSJ reported that “the government of the British Virgin Islands told the U.S. Justice Department there is "overwhelming evidence" Russian Telecommunications Minister Leonid Reiman secretly owns a large chunk of Russia's telecoms industry through an offshore fund.” [...] In the specific case of Glenn R. Simpson's piece “Russian Regulator Under Fire; Virgin Islands Says Evidence Points To Telecom Holdings,” out attention was drawn to Simpson's failure to inform his readers about the relations between the Alfa Group and its owner Russian oligarch Mikhail Friedman and the elements of the US intelligence community behind FarWest. According to Simpson, The case [against Reiman – ed.] originates from a dispute over the rights to a 25% stake in Megafon, one of Russia's biggest mobile carriers, between Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman and IPOC. The evidence that IPOC is owned by Mr. Reiman was the subject of an Oct. 17, 2006, article on page one of The Wall Street Journal. Indeed, that article, “Russian Connection: Why Putin's Telecom Minister Is in Investigators' Sights Abroad; German and Swiss Probes Tag Leonid Reiman as Owner Of Businesses He Oversees,” also failed even to mention one piece of information that was in public domain: Friedman's Alfa was in bed with Diligence LLC and that was only the tip of the iceberg. Alfa's international advisory board of directors included the chairman of Diligence LLC Richard Burt and Lord Charles Powell, member of its advisory board."
  • Exclusive interview with Cliff Arnebeck about election fraud and its cover-up
  • Beverly Campbell and CIA agent "Mark R. Nomura"
    • Video uploaded 2006/10/03 of Campbell discussing charter schools
    • Bob Fitrakis, "Missing Votes in Ohio 2006 Call Races into Question", 2007/01/02 - mentions Beverly Campbell as an Ohio state house candidate questioning the integrity of the results
    • Facebook profile of Bev Campbell - friends include Bev Harris, Bob Fitrakis, and Cliff Arnebeck
    • Tributes obituary for Campbell: "Beverly passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Beverly was a resident of Sandusky, Ohio at the time of passing. She proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy."
    • Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society obituary for Campbell on 2016/02/10: "Beverly Campbell, age 63, died unexpectedly in her home on February 10, 2016. Beverly was born in Mason, West Virginia and proudly served her country in the U.S. Navy. She became an attorney and was an avid dog-lover. Beverly is survived by her sons, Drew Thompson and Sam Campbell. Arrangements entrusted to Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society / Rodman-Snyder Memorial Center."
    • FastPeopleSearch info on Beverly Thompson Campbell - formerly of Philadelphia PA
    • Whitepages info on Beverly B. Campbell of Columbus OH - in her 60s; related to Samuel J. Campbell; lives at 720 Trapp Dr
    • Whitepages info on Samuel J. Campbell of Columbus OH - in his 20s; related to Beverly Thompson Campbell
    • Whitepages info on Beverly Thompson Campbell of Baltimore MD and Columbus OH - in her 60s; related to Mark D. Campbell; lives at 3226 Belmont Ave
    • Whitepages info on Mark D. Campbell of Windsor Mill MD - in his 50s; lives at 3808 Twin Lakes Ct
    • Underwear Bomber on Christmas 2009
      • CNN, "Investigating the Northwest Airlines Terror Attack", 2009/12/28: "KURT HASKELL, NORTHWEST AIRLINES FLIGHT 253 PASSENGER: Sure. Lori and I were sitting near the boarding gate, sitting on the floor. There weren't any seats to sit in. And I saw two men, and they caught my eye because they seemed to be an odd pair. One was what I would describe as a poor-looking black teenager around 16 or 17, and the other man, a -- age 50-ish, wealthy-looking Indian man. And I was just wondering why they were together, kind of strange. And I watched them approach what I would call the ticket agent, the final person that checks your boarding pass before you get on the plane. And I could hear the entire conversation. The only person that spoke was the Indian man. And what he said was, this man needs to board the plane, but he doesn't have a passport. And the ticket agent responded, well, if he doesn't have a passport, he can't get on the plane, to which the Indian man responded back, he's from Sudan. We do this all the time. And the ticket agent said, well, then, you will have to go and talk to my manager. And she directed them down a hallway. And that was the last time that I saw the Indian man. And the black man, I didn't see again until he tried to blow up our plane a few hours later."
      • The Detroit News, "Atty. Says He Saw Man Try to Help Nigerian on Flight Without a Passport" by Paul Egan, 2009/12/29
      • Detroit Free Press, "FBI probes account of Michigan couple in Flight 253 case", 2009/12/30: "Haskell said he saw the suspect, "who looked like he was 16 or 17, short, really thin, looked like he was poor," wearing jeans and a T-shirt. "He caught my eye because of who he was traveling with": a wealthy looking well-dressed Indian man in his 50s. The Indian man, Haskell said, told the ticket agent that the younger man "needs to board the plane, but he doesn't have a passport. ... He's from Sudan. We do this all the time." Abdulmutallab is actually from Nigeria and was traveling on a visa, American authorities confirmed Tuesday. According to Kurt Haskell, the ticket agent told the older man he would have to speak with a manager, and was directed to another area to speak to one. [...] [Delta spokeswoman Susan Chana] Elliott added that she could not confirm that a male Sudanese refugee was on Flight 253 on Friday."
      • The Detroit News, "Passenger offers second pre-boarding account", 2010/01/05
      • ABC, "Alert: Female Suicide Bombers May Be Heading Here From Yemen" by Richard Esposito, Rhonda Schwartz, and Brian Ross, 2010/01/22: "Federal agents also tell they are attempting to identify a man who passengers said helped Abdulmutallab change planes for Detroit when he landed in Amsterdam from Lagos, Nigeria. Authorities had initially discounted the passenger accounts, but the agents say there is a growing belief the man have played a role to make sure Abdulmutallab "did not get cold feet.""
      • Kurt Haskell, "The Colossal Deceit Known As The Underwear Bomber Case", 2011/09/13
        • "6. My eyewitness account of the sharp dressed man and the related evidence as to this man. There is no other likely explanation for this man except for government involvement. The airport video has never been released and remains under protective order of the court."
        • "9. On 1-5-10 Breibart posted an article that indicated the Government had viewed over 200 hours of video from the airport and it showed no evidence of an accomplice. This article is contradicted by the 1-22-10 article of ABC News by Brian Ross that indicated that "The government is looking into the identity of a man that helped Umar at Schiphol." The article fails to mention that this "sharp dressed man" escorted Umar through security without a passpot and instead tries to paint this man as Al Qaeda. The government is contradicting itself in both of these stories and is attemptin weak coverups in each story."
        • "11. Customs spokeperson Ron Smith changed the official story about the 2nd man taken into custody in Detroit 5 times. Then he sent a half hearted apoogetic email to the media. My story as to this man has never changed. Ron Smith eventually gave up lying and quit talking about this man who was witnessed by nearly all of the passengers."
        • "17. The story of Umar obtaining his bomb in another country and wearing it to Schiphol is not logical. It is much more likely that he was given the defective bomb at or near the airport. It is likely that the second man taken into custody in Detroit gave him the bomb at Schiphol. My theory is that the bomb sniffing dog (which we witnessed) in Detroit sniffed bomb residue in his bag after we landed."
        • "19. How did Umar pick his window seat over the gas tank when he paid cash for his ticket? (You must buy your ticket with credit in order to pick your seat)."
        • "22. Obama's "failed to connect the dots speech" is discredited by the Congressional testimony of Patrick Kennedy of the State Department. Kennedy indicated that, in so many words, that the government was tracking Umar and did not revoke his visa in order to track him into the U.S. This is almost, but not quite an admission that he was let into the U.S. on purpose."
        • "24. In early 2010, a Mr. Wolf appeared on the Keith Olberman Show and indicated that the Obama administration was looking into the possibility that this was an intentional plot by a U.S. intelligence agency."
        • "26. Dutch military police initially indicated that Umar did not go through normal security measures. This was only reported once."
      • USA Today, "Detroit underwear bomber gets life sentence", 2012/02/17: "Kurt Haskell, a Michigan lawyer, said his life also has changed, but said he still believes a federal agent gave Abdulmutallab a defective bomb to carry onto the plane to create an incident that would cause the government to install full body scanners at airports nationwide. "Regardless of how media and government try to shape this case, I am convinced that Umar was given an intentionally defective bomb by a U.S. agent," Haskell told Edmunds. "It really saddens me that the government won't admit its role in the event. Because of this case, I will never trust anything the government says, ever." Haskell then turned to Abdulmutallab and said: "Umar, you are not a Muslim martyr. You are merely a government patsy." He and his wife, Lori, who also spoke, urged Edmunds to impose the maximum sentence."
  • Buck Revell connection
    • LinkedIn page for Buck Revell - discusses his FBI and consulting career, including being owner and president of Revell Group International (RGI), though curiously has no mention of Imagis
    • Revell Group International bio for Buck Revell - no mention of Imagis either
    • Former clients of the Revell Group - includes Arthur Andersen LLP (crooked auditing firm of Enron fame), E-Systems (the Dallas intelligence community contractor whose drug trafficking Revell is alleged to have helped cover up), DynCorp, SAIC, Lockheed Martin, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (potentially involved in 9/11), Bank of America, Trinity Industries Inc. (of Dallas TX), and a couple Russian and Chinese companies (such as the Most Group founded by Vladimir Gusinsky)
    • Criticism of Buck Revell by Lowell P. Wigglesworth
    • IMAGIS Technologies Inc., "IMAGIS ARREST & BOOKING SYSTEM PURCHASED BY RCMP BRITISH COLUMBIA DETACHMENT", 2002/06/10: "Imagis Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: IGSTF; TSX: NAB; Germany: IGY), ("Imagis") a developer and marketer of biometric-based software, is pleased to announce that Imagis' premier law enforcement software, the CABS Computerized Arrest and Booking System, has been purchased by another detachment of the RCMP in British Columbia. "This order from the RCMP brings a total of over 50 installations of CABS in Canadian police departments and in Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachments in Canada. This confirms Imagis is the premier supplier of arrest and booking technology in the Canadian law enforcement market," commented Iain Drummond, President and CEO. [...] Imagis ID-2000 sophisticated image analysis algorithms use more than 200 facial descriptors to capture and compare an individual's face against a database, quickly identifying individuals who pose a potential threat. [...] About Imagis Technologies Inc. Imagis (OTCBB: IGSTF; TSX: NAB; Germany: IGY) is a developer and marketer of software applications and advanced biometric facial recognition software solutions both as products and as a Software Development Kit. These applications provide a range of security solutions in various industry sectors including airports, law enforcement, customs, immigration and other government agencies, and gaming. Imagis currently has an installation at Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the world's 16th busiest airport. Imagis markets its products through a network of business partners located in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and has installations in the US, Canada, Mexico, and the UK. Imagis' Chairman is Oliver "Buck" Revell, who served for over 30 years in the FBI, and during his career advanced to the number-two career post of Associate Deputy Director." - note that the Pearson International Airport was where a couple suspicious flights (some with pre-placed knives) originated on September 11, 2001
    • Alex Constantine, "WATCHING THE DETECTIVES ("They're so cute"): Oliver "Buck" Revell's DEATH SQUADS/Whatever Happened to Buck Revell, Anyways?", 2007/07/06 - mentions Imagis
    • Wayne Madsen claims that Russian expatriates wrote the election rigging software and alleges a connection between Imagis (in Vancouver), Russian expat programmers, and Diebold (which is based in Vancouver): "Native Dallas son Oliver Buck Revell runs Vancouver (BC, CA) based Imagis and there is said to be a connection involving Revell, Imagis, Vancouver and the Diebold Russian election programmers."
    • Some Global/Diebold programmers known to be Russian (though not necessarily expat): Dmitry Papushin, ...
  • John Caylor, "The Case for Impeaching Don Siegelman’s Judge, Mark Fuller", 2010/02/23 - claims that "Years ago, Rove had set up election software study centers in Alabama and Tennessee to develop expertise in the kind of voting machine fraud that cost Siegelman his 2002 re-election"; if true, was one of those study centers SmarTech itself, and was Yang Enterprises also involved?

Corporate influence

  • American Trucking Associations - origin of both Tom Donohue and David Addington
    • Transport Topics, "ATA's Addington Named to Cheney's Staff", 2000/12/28: "David S. Addington, 43, senior vice president and general counsel of American Trucking Associations, has been appointed to the position of counsel to the vice president of the United States by President-elect Bush. He has worked before for Vice President-elect Dick Cheney. Addington was appointed general counsel to the Department of Defense by former President Bush in 1992, when Cheney was secretary of defense. Addington is “regarded as a longtime friend and aide to Cheney, and has held a number of sensitive posts for his former boss, including serving as Cheney’s “gatekeeper” during his tenure at the Pentagon,” said Roll Call magazine. [...] Addington joined ATA in May 1999. From 1994 to 1997, Addington was president of the Alliance for American Leadership, a political action committee formed to support Republican candidates. [...] In his other accomplishments, he served as counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was counsel on three House committees – intelligence, international relations, and the Iran/Contra investigation. Addington also worked as assistant general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency."
    • Transport Topics, "Iowa-Based Ruan Transportation Rejoins ATA", 2013/11/04: "Ruan Transportation Management Systems has rejoined American Trucking Associations after a hiatus from the federation of more than two years. “We’re always pleased when we can add a member as distinguished as Ruan,” ATA President Bill Graves said. “They’ve been a leader in our industry for many years, and it is with great satisfaction that we welcome them back into ATA.” The privately held Des Moines, Iowa-based carrier had been an ATA member for 65 years before taking a “leave of absence” when Chairman John Ruan III began serving as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He led the Chamber from 2011 to 2012, following that with a year as immediate past chairman. [...] “ATA is at its best and most effective when speaking on behalf of the trucking industry with one voice, and by adding carriers of Ruan’s stature, that voice is strengthened to the betterment of our industry,” Graves said in an Oct. 31 statement. [...] In addition to the trucking and logistics business, the family’s holdings include automobile leasing and renting, commercial real estate, parts supplier Concentric International, and commercial and consumer Bankers Trust, a Des Moines-based bank."

US imperialism

  • Project for the New American Century (PNAC)
    • About PNAC page from 2002/02/05 - project directors are William Kristol, Robert Kagan, and Bruce Jackson; project staff are Thomas Donnelly, Ellen Bork, and Reuel Marc Gerecht
    • Bio of Bruce Jackson: "Bruce P. Jackson is vice president, Strategy and Planning, Corporate Strategic Development for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. From 1979 to 1990, Bruce Jackson served in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Officer. From 1986 to 1990, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense in a variety of policy positions pertaining to nuclear forces, strategic defenses and arm control negotiations. Upon leaving the Department of Defense in 1990, Mr. Jackson joined Lehman Brothers, an investment bank in New York, where he was the chief strategist for the firm's proprietary trade operations. In 1993, he moved to Martin Marietta Corporation where he was Director for Strategic Planning and subsequently Director for Corporate Development Projects. In these positions, Mr. Jackson played a significant role in the execution of the Corporation's mergers and acquisitions strategy. Upon Martin Marietta's merger with Lockheed Corporation in March 1995, he became the Director, Defense Planning and Analysis on the Corporate staff. His responsibilities included the analysis of advanced technology markets worldwide and the development of Corporate strategy for defense and aerospace markets. In 1997, he became Director, Global Development for Lockheed Martin Corporation with the responsibility for developing the Corporation in international markets. In 1999, he became vice president, Strategy and Planning in the office of Corporate Strategic Development."
    • "Statement of Principles", 1997/06/03 - signatories include Elliott Abrams, Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld
    • Funding sources
      • From p.130 of AmIraqa and the New American Century by Chris Wogan (2004): "Behind all of the major donators to the PNAC's cause are notable right-wing organizations and personalities. They are the heaviest contributors to right wing, conservative organizations and causes in the country and include the Mellon Scaife family (Mellon Bank) of Pittsburgh, the powerful Bradley brothers of Milwaukee, and others. Below is a list of the donations specified for the PNAC, just to give you a better idea of who these financiers are: Donations to the PNAC, by Source Thanks to Media Transparency [includes donations from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2003]"
      • According to the Sourcewatch page on the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the LHBF has backed several other right-wing groups that are essentially Koch brothers fronts
    • From p.193 of Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex by William D. Hartung (2010): "Bruce Jackson, however, may have had more influence than all of the company's “revolving-door” connections combined. He was a Republican Party activist. He was a co-finance chair for Bob Dole's unsuccessful 1996 run for the presidency, and he drafted the foreign policy platform at the 2000 Republican convention that nominated George W. Bush as its candidate for the presidency. Prior to the convention, Jackson was overheard telling several colleagues from other defense firms that they had “nothing to worry about” because “I'll be drafting the platform.” Jackson's bragging ignored the fact that platform promises don't always make it into official policy, but his role was a measure of his—and Lockheed Martin's—influence nonetheless."
    • "REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES: Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century" by Thomas Donnelly with Donald Kagan and Gary Schmitt as project co-chairmen, 2000/09 - one project participant was Dov Zakheim of System Planning Corporation (which developed technology to remotely control planes) who became the Department of Defense comptroller under the Bush Administration; another participant was Paul Wolfowitz who became the Deputy Secretary of Defense under the Bush Administration; another participant was Abram Shulsky of the RAND Corporation; another participant was Barry Watts of Northrop Grumman
    • Iraqi advocates for toppling Saddam Hussein
      • Aziz Kadoory Aziz a.k.a. Aziz al-Taee a.k.a. Joe Aziz - promoted by Jeff Gannon of Bobby Eberle's GOPUSA; was a business partner with likely CIA asset Nick Berg for his Iraq telecommunications contracting; had in the 1990s been part of a Russian mob drug ring operated by Valery Sigal
      • Dr. Ali A. Al-Attar - was close to Paul Wolfowitz and involved in Iraq's reconstruction; linked to the Awan brothers from the Democratic Party congressional espionage scandal that emerged beginning in 2017
        • New York Times, "A NATION AT WAR: IRAQI-AMERICANS; Iraqis in U.S. Prepare to Return and Rebuild Homeland", 2003/04/11: "Dr. Ali Al-Attar, a father of three with a thriving internal medicine practice in McLean, Va., a suburb of Washington, said that he was one of four people chosen by General Garner to re-establish the Iraq Ministry of Health, and that he expected to be called to Baghdad next week. Dr. Al-Attar, 40, said his wife and children would probably follow after school lets out for the summer."
        • American Forces Press Service, "Iraqi Americans Taking Their Stories to U.S. Military Bases", 2004/09/23: "Dr. Ali Alattar has some compelling stories to tell, and he believes U.S. military service members and their families need to hear them. The Iraqi-born physician knows Americans have heard countless tales of weapons of mass destruction and mass graves in Iraq. But, he contends, most have never heard these stories straight from someone who has seen people suffering disfigurement, burns and hopelessness because of exposure to chemical weapons. And most have never heard directly from someone who has seen the mass graves, indeed, even has family members buried in them. "I want you to imagine with me and picture with me a woman buried alive sitting in a minivan in her street clothes and her infant on her lap," Alattar said, in describing a scene he saw this year at a mass grave site in Iraq. "They are still in that position for the past 12, 13 years. "This is the kind of a man Saddam was," he said, "and the kind of regime that we dealt with. Imagine if this guy had the opportunity to come and have the fate of the Americans in his hand -- what could have he done?" Alattar left Iraq in 1980 when his Shiite Muslim family was sent into exile because his father was involved with human-rights work. Today he is a physician in private practice in a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C., and he's one of countless Iraqis living in exile who have returned to the country of their birth to help with reconstruction since Saddam was removed from power."
        • CNN, "Iraqi-Americans Respond to Bush Speech; Saddam Absent from Trial; Fuel Tanker on Fire in San Diego", 2005/12/07: "Joining me now in Washington, Dr. Ali Alattar, physician and U.S. resident since 1982 and Dr. Maha Alattar, a neurologist, university professor and an Iraqi-American as well. Welcome to you both. And I should point out same last name, but not related. [...] A. ALATTAR: Kyra, if you allow me, let me start with this. I want to thank the American people on behalf of the Iraqis. Today we have 27 million Iraqis free because of their sacrifice and their support for this president and this administration. And I would agree with the president, that we should not accept anything short victory and defeat over these terrorists and Saddamists. And I feel much better today. I think the president did not hide anything from the American public and American people."
        • Awan brothers connection
          • Daily Caller, "EXCLUSIVE: House Dem IT Guys In Security Probe Secretly Took $100K In Iraqi Money", 2017/02/20: "Rogue congressional staffers took $100,000 from an Iraqi politician while they had administrator-level access to the House of Representatives’ computer network, according to court documents examined by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The money was a loan from Dr. Ali al-Attar, an Iraqi political figure, and was funneled through a company with “impossible”-to-decipher financial transactions that the congressional information technology (IT) staffers controlled. Imran Awan, ringleader of the group that includes his brothers Abid and Jamal, has provided IT services since 2005 for Florida Democrat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman. [...] The trio also worked for dozens of other House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. Those positions likely gave them access to congressional emails and other sensitive documents. [...] By 2009, the family was simultaneously managing a full-time car dealership in Virginia, with Abid running day-to-day operations after contributing $250,000 in startup cash. It was called Cars International A, LLC, referred to as “CIA” in court documents. Imran boasted unusual clout among House Democrats, and was even pictured conversing with former President Bill Clinton. [...] “Ali Al-Attar was out of the country as he was involved in politics and the formation of the Iraqi government,” Khattak said in court documents."
          • New York Post, "IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence", 2017/08/19: "During the probe, investigators found valuable government data that is believed to have been taken from the network and placed on offsite servers, setting off more alarms. Some 80 offices were potentially compromised. Most lawmakers fired the alleged “ringleader” — longtime IT staffer Imran Awan — in February. But Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former Democratic National Committee chief, kept Awan on her payroll until his arrest last month on seemingly unrelated charges of defrauding the congressional credit union. For more than a decade, Awan, his wife, two relatives and a friend worked for 30 House Democrats. They included New York City pols Gregory Meeks, Joseph Crowley and Yvette Clarke and members of the sensitive Intelligence and Foreign Relations committees. [...] The indictment says the couple wired close to $300,000 in fraudulently obtained funds to Pakistan in January, as the Capitol Police investigation heated up. FBI agents last month collared Awan, 37, at the Dulles International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan. Alvi, 33, fled to Pakistan in March. [...] Awan had access to Wasserman Schultz’s emails at both Congress and the DNC, where he had been given the password to her iPad."
    • New Yorker, "PNAC and Iraq" by George Packer, 2009/03/29: "A commenter I assume to be Gary Schmitt, the former executive director and current senior fellow at the Project for the New American Century, writes to take me to task for my characterization of the organization, saying that PNAC contributed no staff or board members to the Bush Administration. Schmitt is right. I was thinking of the signatories to its statement of principles and its letters on regime change in Iraq—Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libby, Paul Wolfowitz, Zalmay Khalilzad, Peter Rodman, John Bolton, Richard Perle, and Richard Armitage—none of whom held formal positions in PNAC. I regret the error.

      Schmitt also implies that PNAC did not play a role in creating the congressional pressure that ultimately led President Clinton to sign the Iraq Liberation Act when he was badly weakened by the Lewinsky scandal. Read the PNAC letters and the rest of the relevant history and decide for yourself. Finally, Schmitt contends that PNAC was a leading post-invasion critic of the handling of the Iraq War. He should post some of the evidence on the group’s Web site, where you can find a lengthy 2005 report called “Iraq: Setting the Record Straight,” an ex-post-facto defense of the WMD justification for the war, as well as links to numerous Op-Eds by PNAC members fighting rearguard battles against the war’s domestic critics—but no trace of the kind of thoroughgoing criticism that might have come to the attention of PNAC’s signatories, who had become leading Bush Administration officials, and made a difference when it mattered."
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