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FBI & Probers Targeted / Say terror sheik's Staten I. aide found (Agents) homes
New York Daily News ^ | 4/23/02 | GREG B. SMITH

Posted on 04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT by kattracks

A Staten Island mailman who was a follower of the blind terror sheik tracked down confidential addresses of FBI agents and prosecutors pursuing Al Qaeda, according to court records and federal sources.

Ahmed Sattar, described by federal prosecutors as a point man for a major terror group in America, was spotted by one federal agent near his home. The agent moved his family from the area.

Sattar also was put on the federal payroll, receiving thousands of dollars to be a paralegal for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman during his 1995 terror trial, government officials said.

Even though federal investigators became suspicious of Sattar as early as 1993, he had the authority as a mailman to deliver and pick up express mail from Kennedy Airport, giving him access to restricted areas barred to the public.

After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Sattar was reassigned to a post office in a remote section of Staten Island with no access to the airport.

The FBI arrested Sattar two weeks ago along with the sheik's lawyer Lynne Stewart and two others on charges of providing support to a terrorist group.

The charges contrast sharply with Sattar's image as a mild-mannered 15-year veteran of the Postal Service quietly raising four children with an American wife on Staten Island.

But a review of documents and interviews with federal officials reveal that for years, Sattar has been under suspicion for his activities on behalf of al-Gama'at al-Islamiyya, a particularly vicious terror group that slaughtered 58 tourists in 1997 at Luxor, Egypt.

Sattar's affiliation with terrorism surfaced in 1993, as the FBI zeroed in on the sheik's involvement in an al-Gama'at conspiracy to blow up New York landmarks such as the Holland Tunnel and the United Nations.

The English-speaking Sattar became the spokesman for the blind cleric.

The FBI knew in early 1993, shortly after the World Trade Center bombing, that an FBI informant named Emad Salem told the bureau that Sattar said he obtained the unpublished home address of a lead agent in the sheik's investigation.

Salem told the agent, John Anticev, who then recalled seeing Sattar in a postal uniform near his home. Fearing for his children's safety, Anticev moved, court records state.

Sattar also was investigated for obtaining the home address of other agents and prosecutors looking into the origins of Al Qaeda, a federal source told the Daily News.

Nevertheless, he was allowed to continue delivering mail to a facility inside a restricted section at Kennedy Airport.

Postal Inspector spokeswoman Pat Bossert confirmed that Sattar had access to Kennedy in picking up express mail, but insisted he did not have "special access" to other restricted areas.

She declined to discuss the FBI's investigation of Sattar's efforts to obtain addresses of agents and prosecutors.

'Cleaned Up Everything'

Investigators also discovered that Sattar was involved deeply with Trade Center bomber Mohammed Salameh. The informant Salem said Satter became agitated when he learned Salameh had been arrested.

"As soon as he had heard about Salameh's arrest, he had run home right away and 'cleaned up everything,'" Salem told the FBI. Later, Sattar asked Salem "if there was a way to clean chemicals off the body so that no residue was left behind," according to court documents.

Sattar's wife, Lisa, doesn't believe the charges. She describes him as a quiet man, a devoted father who works two jobs to pay for their small rented apartment.

"Supposedly all this stuff went on from the home. It's highly unlikely," she said. "Our apartment is very small. I can hear him talking on the phone."


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1 posted on 04/23/2002 2:07:10 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
bump
2 posted on 04/23/2002 2:57:22 AM PDT by RaceBannon
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To: RaceBannon
BTTT
3 posted on 04/23/2002 3:11:30 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: kattracks
How many have been here, for how many years?
4 posted on 04/23/2002 3:53:36 AM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: kattracks
Sorry, FBI, you get NO sympathy from me. You've known about this guy since '93. You can move your families when he comes around. The rest of us didn't get that warning.

As cruel as it may sound, the bottom line is this:

If you insist on letting these guys walk the streets and plan their operations unimpeded, then it is only justice that your families come into harm's way first.

7 posted on 04/23/2002 5:26:35 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: *TerrOrWar; aristeides; Wallaby; thinden; honway; OKCSubmariner
FYI. They've known about this guy since early '93...
8 posted on 04/23/2002 5:43:26 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: kattracks
bttt
9 posted on 04/23/2002 6:21:08 AM PDT by PA Engineer
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To: kattracks
justice IS served.....the incomptent morons who give no thought to natl security, lose countless laptop computers with sensitive secrets, and that is what has made the papers, only. I am sure there must be more. Well, guess what, boys. YOU, like the media, are PART of the society you place at risk with your ineptitude and bungling. And maybe, just maybe, that will open your eyes to running your organization with the same amount of precision that is the minimum accepted from the average fast food chain franchise. High school is over, honeys. Maybe now you will understand the seriousness of your criminal incompetence, without which, and no one in the media wants to point this out, NONE of the 9/11 attacks could have happened. (Terrorists infiltrate country....nope, not my job...pass me a beer and that hustler magazine....have you seen my laptop...I think I left it at hooters).....

I chuckle like hell when I think of these guys getting up infront of the camera in years gone by, with fist pounding hubris telling everyone that "we WILL catch those responsible, JUSTICE will be served", and then they dig up some poor shlub (richard jewell) who is innocent.
thats what we call IRONY, say it with me, "Iron-y."

10 posted on 04/23/2002 6:46:46 AM PDT by galt-jw
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To: Lion's Cub; *TerrOrWar; aristeides; Wallaby; thinden; honway; OKCSubmariner; kattracks
FYI. They've known about this guy since early '93...

Coincidentally, also since early 1993, a foul traitor -- an evil, America-hating, predatory, psychopathological, lying, thieving, mass-murdering, co-serial rapist, gangster bastard son of a Hot-Springs whore-house John -- and/or Tom -- and/or Dick -- and/or Harry -- and [Remember, "two for the price of one?"] his truly fearsome and loathesome treasonous, evil, America-hating, predatory, psychopathological, lying, thieving, mass-murdering, co-serial rapist, gangsters' moll "spouse" -- headed up America's administrative branch of government.

Why .....

What a surprise!

11 posted on 04/23/2002 7:06:42 AM PDT by Brian Allen
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To: Brian Allen; Lion's Cub; Fred Mertz; rdavis84
The FBI knew in early 1993, shortly after the World Trade Center bombing, that an FBI informant named Emad Salem told the bureau that Sattar said he obtained the unpublished home address of a lead agent in the sheik's investigation.,

Salem told the agent, John Anticev, who then recalled seeing Sattar in a postal uniform near his home. Fearing for his children's safety, Anticev moved, court records state.

a postal worker being sanctioned for sniffing out a few addresses and creating fear in a gummit agent makes FBI FILEGATE even more outrageous!

12 posted on 04/23/2002 7:30:10 AM PDT by thinden
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To: thinden
"a postal worker being sanctioned for sniffing out a few addresses and creating fear in a gummit agent makes FBI FILEGATE even more outrageous!"

They've got a "Secret Website" for the Brotherhood of FBI maggots. Assigned password and all. If I can locate it I'll put a link on. I'm hoping a hacker can entertain himself there.

13 posted on 04/23/2002 8:24:10 AM PDT by rdavis84
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To: kattracks
As a smart Freeper said yesterday (it's not yet picked up by the media) Moussari wants a "judge only" trial for one reason and one reason only. And it is not good.

Since judge's names -- unlike jurors' -- will be public knowledge terror threats could be made against the judge's family.

These moslem terrorists are the worst threat -- ever -- faced by our country.

14 posted on 04/23/2002 8:28:04 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: thinden; mancini; shermy; atticusx; bluedogdemo; dawnal; zog
Excellent point!
15 posted on 04/23/2002 8:33:07 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: kattracks
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/655625/posts?page=61

Link to another Staten Island connection

One of five suspects in a drivers license fraud ring was released Thursday after his father agreed to put up property, including his Staten Island home, as bond.

Federal prosecutor Tim DiScenza dropped opposition to Sakher A. Hammad's release after his father, Peter Hansen, a civil engineer employed by New York City government, signed the $250,000 bond.

But DiScenza fought a bid for bail by co-defendant Khaled Odtllah. U.S. Dist. Judge Bernice Donald is scheduled to rule Monday on that matter.

DiScenza also told Donald that the government wants separate trials in rapid succession for the five defendants, with Odtllah, the alleged ringleader, being the last tried.

Donald set a tentative trial date of May 20 for the first of the defendants.

Hammad, like his four co-defendants, had been in federal custody since they were arrested Feb. 5 with Tennessee license examiner Katherine Smith.

A criminal complaint the next day charged all six with being part of a scam in which Smith would issue driver's licenses for a fee to New Yorkers brought to Shelby County by Odtllah.

Smith, out of jail on her own recognizance, died in a fiery car crash the night before she was scheduled to appear at a detention hearing. (She was burned alive with gasoline, nice folks practicing this religion of Peace).

The defendants were denied bail at the Feb. 11 hearing after the government cited the "mysterious" nature of Smith's death as well as what they said were connections to the World Trade Center just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

Hammad had a visitor's pass for one of the towers dated Sept. 5. He has allegedly told investigators that his Brooklyn plumbing company worked on the building's sprinkler system.

One of the men, authorities say, drove from New York to Memphis on September 11 -- the day of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. And one of them, at the time of his arrest, was carrying in his wallet a pass to the trade center dated September 5.

Footnote: FEMA Report explaining why the Towers collapsed included as a primary reason: the sprinkler systems had been disabled.

16 posted on 04/23/2002 8:47:13 AM PDT by honway
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To: kattracks
I believe Sakher A. Hammad's (also Sakhera Hammad) father lives 7 miles from Sattar. I wonder if Hammad and Sattar use to speak at the local Mosque.
17 posted on 04/23/2002 9:06:11 AM PDT by honway
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To: kattracks
This is unbelievable!

On second thought,... no, it isn't. The FBI is full of incompetents and the Islamic terrorists are merrily hidden all over this country going about their business.

The only surprise is more Americans aren't dead, but I suppose that will come in time! After all, we refuse to profile or do anything sensible about these fanatics and handle them with kid gloves. We will reap our rewards for our PC ways. In many ways, we already have and presently are.

18 posted on 04/23/2002 9:12:26 AM PDT by Gritty
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To: Fred Mertz; rdavis84; thinden; honway; aristeides; aculeus
Since judge's names -- unlike jurors' -- will be public knowledge terror threats could be made against the judge's family.

I still wish we knew who had the security "concession" where this scumbag will be tried. Remember that the Clintons/Janet Reno made sure that AKAL got contracts for security for several courts.

It's possible that was ONLY monetary payback for services already rendered IMO. It's also possible IMO that the Clintons had future plans that might require certain services rendered such as access to certain people and/or records (jurors' names?). Chances are IMO that IF it is AKAL, there will be a subsidiary with a different name IF certain specific type services are required...

Of course, it's also possible that the lucrative contracts were awarded because one of the AKAL guys gave SLick a cough drop when he really needed one. I just think we should know who's handling security.

19 posted on 04/23/2002 9:13:49 AM PDT by Sal
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To: seamole
Exactly what I thought, too. We are getting very good at deciohering mealy-mouthed weaselly statements. Dare i say after the plethora of incidents/statements.."We won't get fooled again.."
20 posted on 04/23/2002 9:23:12 AM PDT by swarthyguy
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To: aculeus
And for that reason these guys should be tried by military commissions, the membership of which would not be public knowledge.
21 posted on 04/23/2002 10:02:29 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: honway
And a Peter Hansen, as we discovered (presumably the same guy as Hammad's father), has been involved in UN relief work for the Palestinians.
22 posted on 04/23/2002 10:03:51 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: Sal; Wallaby; Nita Nupress; rdavis84; MizSterious; honway; Fred Mertz; Lion's Cub
I still wish we knew who had the security "concession" where this scumbag will be tried.

Remember that the Clintons/Janet Reno made sure that AKAL got contracts for security for several courts.

interesting point sal. maybe it's time to get what's left of the ol AKAL gang back together for this one?

24 posted on 04/23/2002 10:32:53 AM PDT by thinden
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To: kattracks
"Supposedly all this stuff went on from the home. It's highly unlikely," she said. "Our apartment is very small. I can hear him talking on the phone."

I wonder if he speaks Arabic. If so, she wouldn't know anything he's saying.

25 posted on 04/23/2002 11:30:31 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: thinden
Speaking of AKAL, Yossef Bodansky says, in his book on bin Laden, that the Pakistani ISI trained Indian Sikh terrorists in camps in Afghanistan (I think it was Afghanistan, might have been Pakistan).
26 posted on 04/23/2002 11:44:19 AM PDT by aristeides
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To: thinden; Sal
"maybe it's time to get what's left of the ol AKAL gang back together for this one?"

What is there remaining, 4 of us? Besides, I'm turning all of youse guys in for "un-patriotismistic actions". Or something. That's my Stratergery for getting a warm coat for next winter at the camp.

I'll start looking a bit later. 'Til then ---

"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream."
—LaCrosse, Wis., Oct. 18, 2000

27 posted on 04/23/2002 11:53:21 AM PDT by rdavis84
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To: rdavis84; Nita Nupress
I remember lots of discussion about security contracts for the federal courts; but for the life of me (and my faded memory) I don't remember the details. Nita Nupress was the thread queen on those discussions and research threads, if I recall correctly (IIRC).
28 posted on 04/23/2002 12:01:24 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: rdavis84; Sal; Nita Nupress
[snip]

Lincoln, 60, is employed by Akal Security, a Santa Cruz, N.M., company that provides armed security officers for federal courthouses in 10 states and the District of Columbia. Akal Security officials did not return phone calls Friday.

[snip]

FIRM RAN SECURITY AT OKLA. BOMB SITE

I hope I'm not going too far off topic.

29 posted on 04/23/2002 12:12:10 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: Lion's Cub
Sorry, FBI, you get NO sympathy from me. You've known about this guy since '93. You can move your families when he comes around. The rest of us didn't get that warning.

They've known about OBL since '93 as well. They only do something when they feel like it.

30 posted on 04/23/2002 12:50:03 PM PDT by texlok
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To: Nogbad; keri; Alamo-Girl; The Great Satan; okie01; Shermy; right_to_defend; muawiyah
Ping. More on the Staten Island postal worker.
31 posted on 04/23/2002 1:07:07 PM PDT by Mitchell
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To: Mitchell
I suspect there are a lot of moles in the US Post Office.
32 posted on 04/23/2002 1:19:01 PM PDT by Nogbad
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To: kattracks; fred mertz
Kattracks, thanks for posting this. Obviously, the guy is totally innocent: after all, his wife said he was. More proof that being a federal agent or federal prosecutor is a dangerous job. I do wish those that rightly criticize Ruby Ridge would realize that most federal law enforcement agents are very good, very professional people who really do put their lives on the line.

Mr. Mertz, thanks for always making comments I agree with! :)
33 posted on 04/23/2002 1:45:43 PM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kattracks
Everytime something like this happens, we should execute on of our militant prisoners. Start with the blind Sheik. Life imprisonment for his scumbag lawyer....etc etc.
34 posted on 04/23/2002 2:57:08 PM PDT by Frances_Marion
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To: Lion's Cub
They knew about Clinton back then too!
35 posted on 04/23/2002 2:58:08 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: FreeTheHostages
I do wish those that rightly criticize Ruby Ridge would realize that most federal law enforcement agents are very good, very professional people who really do put their lives on the line.
Sorry but that statement ranks right up there with "Most Catholic priests are fine..." and "Most Moslems are peaceful and do not subscribe to the bloodthirsty and retrograde aspects of Islam." It may be true in the strictest numeric sense, but the ones with serious problems have, at least, become such a large minority that the whole structure of how LEOs are recruited trained and managed has to be called into question, along with the priviledges enjoyed by LEOs.

Also, if the majority of LEOs are so good, why don't they do more to reform the systemic problems caused by the WoD and by legal double standards? Why no outcry among LEOs about, for example, the FBI agent who shot that kid in the face? Why aren't the LEO unions asking for fewer SWAT teams and less militarization of LEOs? Why the blue wall of silence? It is these facts that make it hard to believe most LEOs deserve support.

36 posted on 04/23/2002 3:16:53 PM PDT by eno_
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To: Fred Mertz; Sal; honway; thinden
Sal, I'm adding a lot of  'possibly' extraneous info regarding your question about Court Security and I might not even have the correct court, but some details kind of led to a few offshoots. Here's where I'm going in the following info ----- 1) It appears the U.S. Marshals provide Security. 2) An Arabic sounding guy was tried on Obtaining Court Docs. that provided Opposition's Plans for a Court Case. 3) The Court is deemed "Inaccessable" due to Postal Service facility closure, for an extreme period of time. 

This is random, but might lead somewhere for somebody else. I'll keep looking and familiarizing to see if I find an Outside Security Contractor, but with what this one case shows is that the papers flow like water, and about any info you might want will be somewhere in them.


"Sattar also was investigated for obtaining the home address of other agents and prosecutors looking into the origins of Al Qaeda, a federal source told the Daily News.

Nevertheless, he was allowed to continue delivering mail to a facility inside a restricted section at Kennedy Airport.

Postal Inspector spokeswoman Pat Bossert confirmed that Sattar had access to Kennedy in picking up express mail, but insisted he did not have "special access" to other restricted areas." <<<<<< SNIP >>>>>>

"After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Sattar was reassigned to a post office in a remote section of Staten Island with no access to the airport.

She declined to discuss the FBI's investigation of Sattar's efforts to obtain addresses of agents and prosecutors."
<<<<<< SNIP >>>>>>>

"that might require certain services rendered such as access to certain people and/or records (jurors' names?). Chances are IMO that IF it is AKAL, there will be a subsidiary with a different name IF certain specific type services are required..."

This one was interesting for it's parallel potential and possibilities ------ 

Press Release
For Immediate Release
October 4, 2001
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Southern District of New York
Robert Strang
(718) 422-5526
Joseph V. De Marco

(718) 422-5364

Marvin Smilon, Herbert Hadad PAO
(718) 422-5518

New York City Law Firm Paralegal Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trial Plan

October 4, 2001

MARY JO WHITE, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that YEAZID FARRAJ pled guilty in Manhattan federal court late yesterday to conspiracy to commit computer fraud, wire fraud, and interstate transportation of stolen goods in connection with his scheme to sell to opposing counsel a confidential trial plan....................... From - http://www.cybercrime.gov/farrajPlea.htm

Security:
The United States Marshals Service provides security for the National Courts Building. Armed court security officers guard all entrances. Visitors must pass through metal detectors, and packages are x-rayed. Visitors also must sign in and out, and wear badges authorizing access to the floors to be visited.
Get to the Federal Circuit by www:
www.fedcir.gov
Revised Wednesday, November 15, 2000 11:39 AM

An interesting notice on the above site is that the Court is Deemed Inaccessable from Oct. 22 'til as recently as April 22nd -- "

Notice

Because the U.S. Postal Service facility servicing the court has been closed, the Clerk's Office is deemed inaccessible on October 22, 2001, pursuant to Fed. R. App. P. 26(a)(3)."

37 posted on 04/23/2002 6:04:42 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: aristeides
"And for that reason these guys should be tried by military commissions, the membership of which would not be public knowledge."

I just ran across an old article that covers a "Terrorism Court" that was set up by Clinton in '96 that is NOT FISA. I'll post the article and flag you to it.

I'm curious WHY they're pushing the "Tribunal" military bit when this thing has been around for years (and BTW, NEVER USED). I'll be on it shortly.

38 posted on 04/23/2002 6:09:39 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: eno_
Nicely put.

L

39 posted on 04/23/2002 6:17:39 PM PDT by Lurker
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To: kattracks
Everyone seems to have missed the fact that this man was turned in by an all American, red blooded American-Arab. Three cheers for this courageous AMERICAN!
40 posted on 04/23/2002 6:27:34 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Lion's Cub
This one was new to me ---- Anti-Terrorism Court
41 posted on 04/23/2002 7:04:29 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: Sal
"with his scheme to sell to opposing counsel a confidential trial plan"

Sal, I realize the guy was just an opportunist, but this is an indication of the "paralegals" that are working for law firms and the type info they have access to after Discovery. Could happen with witness lists, available documents, etc.

42 posted on 04/23/2002 7:13:43 PM PDT by rdavis84
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To: rdavis84
You guys are hitting me in my weak spot. Security firm connections have consumed a considerable amount of my time since the AKAL threads. Here is a blast from the past, but first consider Securitas owns Globe Aviation Services. Globe provided security at Boston's Logan Airport, where two of the 9-11 hijacked airplanes departed from.Securitus owns Burns Security, McVeigh's former employeer. Securitas owns Loomis Fargo & Co. , Robert Jacks employeer as of April 19,1995.

----------------------------------------------------

A post from the past

Acquisition of Loomis Fargo & Co. Makes Securitas a World Leader in Cash Handling

"Securitas has now acquired the remaining 51 percent of the shares in Loomis Fargo & Co. ("Loomis"). Burns International already owned 49% of the company following the merger of Loomis Armored Inc. with Wells Fargo in 1997. With the acquisition of the other 51 percent, this makes Securitas the second largest cash handling services provider in the U.S. and a world leader in cash handling services.

Loomis, based in Houston, Texas, has operations in 220 locations in the U.S. with 2,200 employees and 2,600 vehicles. Organized into four geographic divisions, the company has clients across the country."

Please allow me to recap a few items:

1.In early 1992 McVeigh works for Burns International Security for a short while and we have a lot of information about his employment there including interviews with fellow employees.

2. In early 1993 McVeigh moves to Kingman, AZ and goes to work for State Security Service in April 1993. And according to the chief of security at State Security McVeigh ends his employment there in June or July 1993. According to Stephen Jones, McVeigh went from the security job to a job at True Value Hardware in early 1994. So the question is, what is McVeigh doing in Kingman from July 1993 to early 1994?

3. There is today a Loomis Fargo & Co office in an Arizona town 32 miles from Kingman.

4. Burns International Security and Loomis Fargo are connected(see above quote)

5.From November 1994 until April 4,1995 Robert Jacks lived within a block of McVeighs residence in Kingman with his buddy Gary Allen Land.

6.Loomis Fargo&Co have a location within blocks of the Murrah building on the same street.

7.On the morning of April 19,1995, Robert Jacks is performing duties for his employeer, Loomis Armored,Inc when he sees and reports to the FBI a suspicious Ryder truck that was in the vicinity of the Murrah building.

8. Later on the day of the bombing, Robert Jacks and Gary Land check in to a motel in Perry, OK and then check out the same day. McVeigh is jailed in Perry at the time.

9.May 2,1995 Robert Jacks and Gary Land are captured by the FBI in Carthage, MO. and released 18 hours later.

All the information has been sourced in previous threads, this is simply an attempt to summarize what we know.

Securitas owns Globe, Globe had the contract to provide security at Logan

43 posted on 04/23/2002 7:58:22 PM PDT by honway
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To: Mitchell
Thanks for the heads up!
44 posted on 04/23/2002 8:00:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: thinden
http://www.pinkertons.com/

Website for Pinkertons-Burns-Securitas

I think most people here are familiar with the organization Pinkertons has been affiliated with.

45 posted on 04/23/2002 8:09:46 PM PDT by honway
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To: thinden
Just spent a couple hours on google trying to find out who has the contract for the Arlington court--no luck tonight.

Akal used to have a listing of the court contracts on their site, but the listing is no longer there. Some of the things I came across suggest that the US Marshall Service may be trying to do away with contracts for court protection (which would be a wise move IMO), so it's possible they've managed to do that.

However, as of Jan. 2000, it looks like AKAL did have the D.C. courts:

[t]his is a supplemental response to your letter concerning application of section 4.165(c) of McNamara O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 4, to a court security contract performed by AKAL Security (AKAL) in Washington, D.C.

Maybe we'll have better luck tomorrow.

46 posted on 04/23/2002 9:23:22 PM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: eno_
I do wish those that rightly criticize Ruby Ridge would realize that most federal law enforcement agents are very good, very professional people who really do put their lives on the line.


Sorry but that statement ranks right up there with "Most Catholic priests are fine..." and "Most Moslems are peaceful and do not subscribe to the bloodthirsty and retrograde aspects of Islam." It may be true in the strictest numeric sense, but . . .


But? But nothing. Most Catholic priests are fine and most Muslims are fine too. You kinda illustrate my point: you can't loosely extrapolate. Well, I guess I do agree with your further point that the real test is how the institution handles the bad apples. And there the difference between the FBI and the Catholic Church is writ large. Robert Mueller is firing a lot of the old-time FBI managers and cleaning the place up. Would that the Catholic Church would do the same.
47 posted on 04/24/2002 6:36:52 AM PDT by FreeTheHostages
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To: kattracks; Fred Mertz
Kattracks, thanks for all you do with your frequent and pertinent article postings. This is not an attempt to hijack your frightening and important thread.

The security firms we're talking about create the very same type of threat as posed by the "postal worker" aide to the terrorist sheik, namely terrorist access to VERY sensitive information that can lead to blackmail and/or assassination of witnesses, agents, or anyone they consider a threat to their terrorist organizations.

48 posted on 04/24/2002 7:09:46 AM PDT by Sal
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To: honway
...Sakher A. Hammad's release after his father, Peter Hansen, a civil engineer employed by New York City government, signed the $250,000 bond.

Father = Hansen; son = Hammad. Yet another Johnny Taliban? I didn't know that FEMA had reported that the sprinklers had been disabled. Was this widely reported? (I've missed little hunks of news access so I don't know if this is the normal media news blackout or if I just missed it.) Especially interesting since this little creep had access to same.

49 posted on 04/24/2002 7:15:39 AM PDT by Sal
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To: honway
...Sakher A. Hammad's release after his father, Peter Hansen, a civil engineer employed by New York City government, signed the $250,000 bond.

Father = Hansen; son = Hammad. Yet another Johnny Taliban? I didn't know that FEMA had reported that the sprinklers had been disabled. Was this widely reported? (I've missed little hunks of news access so I don't know if this is the normal media news blackout or if I just missed it.) Especially interesting since this little creep had access to same.

50 posted on 04/24/2002 7:16:44 AM PDT by Sal
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