Plum City – (AbelDanger.net). United States Marine Field McConnell has linked online ‘Hybrids’ in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Skills to the MI-2 Dachau Deception role-playing game which scripted Ministry approval of shipments of sarin-gas precursors to Syria as a decoy for MI-2’s murder-for-hire base at Skinners’ Hall.
MI-2 = Protection racket = Marcy (bona vacantia) + Inkster (escrow) + Interpol (Foreign Fugitive File)
MI-2 = Marine Intelligence and Investigation – unit set up in 1987 to destroy above
McConnell notes that in Book 12, published at www.abeldanger.net, agents deployed by the Marine Intelligence and Investigations (MI-2) group are mingling in various OODA modes with agents of the Marcy Inkster Interpol (MI-2) protection racket based at Skinners’ Hall.
#1669: Marine Links Dachau Deception Medical Program to MI-2 Kristine Marcy and KPMG for Genocide
#1667: Marine Links sister Marcy’s Foreign Fugitive Fund to MI-2 Decoy Snowden and Leaker BHO
Dachau Medical Experiments
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Poison Gas Attack In Syria
The Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills speaks at the launch of the UK Government's Industrial Strategy for the Oil and Gas Industry
EVE: Valkyrie (formerly EVE-VR) is a multiplayer dogfighting shooter set in the EVE universe that uses virtual reality to give players the sense of being a real pilot in an EVE Online fighter. Coming 2014.
Syrian rebels behind Aleppo sarin attack, not Assad forces
“Daily Record By Russell Findlay, Billy Briggs
Revealed: Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after 'civil unrest' began
1 Sep 2013 07:21
FURIOUS politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.
BRITAIN allowed firms to sell chemicals to Syria capable of being used to make nerve gas, the Sunday Mail can reveal today.
Export licences for potassium fluoride and sodium fluoride were granted months after the bloody civil war in the Middle East began.
The chemical is capable of being used to make weapons such as sarin, thought to be the nerve gas used in the attack on a rebel-held Damascus suburb which killed nearly 1500 people, including 426 children, 10 days ago.
President Bashar Assad’s forces have been blamed for the attack, leading to calls for an armed response from the West.
British MPs voted against joining America in a strike. But last night, President Barack Obama said he will seek the approval of Congress to take military action.
The chemical export licences were granted by Business Secretary Vince Cable’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.
They were only revoked six months later, when the European Union imposed tough sanctions on Assad’s regime.
Yesterday, politicians and anti-arms trade campaigners urged Prime Minister David Cameron to explain why the licences were granted.
Dunfermline and West Fife Labour MP Thomas Docherty, who sits on the House of Commons’ Committees on Arms Export Controls, plans to lodge Parliamentary questions tomorrow and write to Cable.
He said: “At best it has been negligent and at worst reckless to export material that could have been used to create chemical weapons.
“MPs will be horrified and furious that the UK Government has been allowing the sale of these ingredients to Syria.
“What the hell were they doing granting a licence in the first place?
“I would like to know what investigations have been carried out to establish if any of this
material exported to Syria was subsequently used in the attacks on its own people.”
The SNP’s leader at Westminster, Angus Robertson MP, said: “I will be raising this in Parliament as soon as possible to find out what examination the UK Government made of where these chemicals were going and what they were to be used for.
“Approving the sale of chemicals which can be converted into lethal weapons during a civil war is a very serious issue.
“We need to know who these chemicals were sold to, why they were sold, and whether the UK Government were aware that the chemicals could potentially be used for chemical weapons.
“The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria makes a full explanation around these shady deals even more important.”
A man holds the body of a dead child
Mark Bitel of the Campaign Against Arms Trade (Scotland) said: “The UK Government claims to have an ethical policy on arms exports, but when it comes down to practice the reality is very different.
“The Government is hypocritical to talk about chemical weapons if it’s granting licences to companies to export to regimes such as Syria.
“We saw David Cameron, in the wake of the Arab Spring, rushing off to the Middle East with arms companies to promote business.”
Some details emerged in July of the UK’s sale of the chemicals to Syria but the crucial dates of the exports were withheld.
The Government have refused to identify the licence holders or say whether the licences were issued to one or two companies.
The chemicals are in powder form and highly toxic. The licences specified that they should be used for making aluminium structures such as window frames.
Professor Alastair Hay, an expert in environmental toxicology at Leeds University, said: “They have a variety of industrial uses.
“But when you’re making a nerve agent, you attach a fluoride element and that’s what gives it
its toxic properties.
“Fluoride is key to making these munitions.
“Whether these elements were used by Syria to make nerve agents is something only subsequent investigation will reveal.”
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said: “The UK Government operates one of the most rigorous arms export control regimes in the world.
“An export licence would not be granted where we assess there is a clear risk the goods might be used for internal repression, provoke or prolong conflict within a country, be used aggressively against another country or risk our national security.
“When circumstances change or new information comes to light, we can – and do – revoke licences where the proposed export is no longer consistent with the criteria.”
Assad’s regime have denied blame for the nerve gas attack, saying the accusations are “full of lies”. They have pointed the finger at rebels.
UN weapons inspectors investigating the atrocity left Damascus just before dawn yesterday and crossed into Lebanon after gathering evidence for four days.
They are now travelling to the Dutch HQ of the Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons.
It could take up to two weeks for the results of tests on samples taken from victims of the attack, as well as from water, soil and shrapnel, to be revealed.
On Thursday night, Cameron referred to a Joint Intelligence Committee report on Assad’s use of chemical weapons as he tried in vain to persuade MPs to back military action. The report said the regime had used chemical weapons at least 14 times since last year.
Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday attacked America’s stance and urged Obama to show evidence to the UN that Assad’s regime was guilty.
Russia and Iran are Syria’s staunchest allies. The Russians have given arms and military backing to Assad during the civil war which has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
Putin said it would be “utter nonsense” for Syria to provoke opponents and spark military
retaliation from the West by using chemical weapons.
But the White House, backed by the French government, remain convinced of Assad’s guilt, and Obama proposes “limited, narrow” military action to punish the regime.
He has the power to order a strike, but last night said he would seek approval from Congress.
Obama called the chemical attack “an assault on human dignity” and said: “We are prepared to strike whenever we choose.”
He added: “Our capacity to execute this mission is not time-sensitive. It will be effective tomorrow, or next week, or one month from now.
“And I’m prepared to give that order.”
Some fear an attack on Syria will spark retaliation against US allies in the region, such
as Jordan, Turkey and Israel.
General Lord Dannatt, the former head of the British Army, described the Commons vote as a “victory for common sense and democracy”.
He added that the “drumbeat for war” had dwindled among the British public in recent days.
“On being an online hybrid at BIS
Posted 14th June 2010
by Anne Grikitis
Anne Grikitis works for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills where she leads the STEM Skills and Diversity Unit. She is the Government Policy lead in the Science for Careers Strategy Group, which is made up of independent experts.
Firstly, a confession. I am a hybrid. By that, I mean that my interests – and my experiences and qualifications - split equally across technology, the arts and business. Starting with a degree in English, I subsequently became fascinated in IT, and have spent a considerable chunk of my career dealing with issues relating to exporting, including a stint working in Malaysia with the British Council.
A necessary consequence of my hybridity has been the need to keep upskilling myself across a wide range of subjects, refreshing and expanding my knowledge all the time. I’m far from unique in this respect; IT in particular is a constantly developing area and you neglect it at your peril. Some of it is crystal-ball gazing – I’m rather fond of William Gibson’s novels. As the founder and possibly chief exponent of the cyberpunk genre, he has a knack of spotting technological trends early on and running with them to see where they might lead. I’m also a great fan of Alice Taylor, Commissioning Editor, Education of Channel 4, who is responsible for developing internet-native projects aimed at teenagers aged 14-19. She has a talent for presenting what could be rather dry and difficult scientific material in a way that makes it entertaining and relevant, and her blog, Wonderland, is one of the few that I regularly read. BBC World Service is also another welcome source of information, and I’m rather keen on their radio programme, Digital Planet, which can be downloaded as a podcast. The Naked Scientists radio programme on BBC Cambridgeshire and its accompanying website is well worth a visit as well.
From a work-related point of view, I’ve been trying in recent years to get to grips with emerging areas such as serious games and virtual worlds. Their social, economic and legislative implications are complex, all the more so since you find yourself dealing with global as well as national issues. Cultural differences become far more obvious when acceptable online practice in one country is illegal in another; are there any neutral zones in Cyberspace?
It’s a booming area as well. There are literally millions of children who are logging on to virtual worlds, which have been designed specifically for their needs. In a decade or less, will Windows be dead? Will we all be working in immersive digital environments instead? And what form will social networking take, once it becomes a mature technology? There are so many question marks floating about in this area – if you want to get an idea of two rather different schools of thought about the future of the internet, try reading and contrasting “The Wisdom of Crowds” by James Surowiecki and “The Cult of the Amateur” by Andrew Keen.
So, it’s fascinating stuff, and occasionally rather gorgeous. If you want to see digital art of sheer heart-breaking beauty, try looking at the trailer for Eve Online, one of the most popular MMPORGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games). It’s a single-shard game, run out of Iceland, land of sagas, volcanoes, cod and the earliest example of a national assembly or Parliament. It is fitting, therefore, that it has its own regulatory council (the Council of Stellar Management) selected out of and by the game’s participants, which meets in real time and space – in Iceland - to determine how the game should be run.
It’s clear that the new developments in IT are challenging some long-standing paradigms, but it may take some time for new ones to emerge to take their place. In the meanwhile, I am living through some interesting times!”
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