McConnell claims that his sister, MI-3 founder Kristine Marcy, extorted Prince Philip and Prince Andrew into setting up a KPMG GAPAN escrow service for spread betting with the DOJ Asset Forfeiture Fund and the Queen’s Privy Purse and, he further claims that his sister and somewhat stupid co-conspirators replicated the 9/11 M.O. by booking Bin Laden Group actors into New York through Nortel’s prisoner/fugitive joint automated booking system (‘JABS’) and storing special operations forces demolition kits in the Westfield retail space below the Twin Towers!
McConnell opines laconically that his sister appears to draw actors to crime scenes as only the Livery Companies could.
MI-3 = Supply-chain protection racket operated through Privy Purse and Livery Company patent pools Marcy (Livery Company 8(a) hit teams – VA Prisoner Medical Services – JABS – Asset Forfeiture Funds)
+ Inkster (RCMP Wandering Persons Registry – KPMG Consulting – Abusive tax shelter – Escrow frauds)
+ Interpol (Berlin 1942-1945 – Operation Paperclip into Foreign Fugitive File – William Higgitt - Entrust)
+ Intrepid (William Stephenson – GAPAN patent pool – MitM Pearl Harbor attack – Kanada Kommando)
MI-3 = Marine Insertion 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 his Marine Insertion, Intelligence and Investigations (MI-3) group are mingling in various OODA modes with agents of the Marcy Inkster Interpol Intrepid (MI-3) protection racket based at Skinners’ Hall, Dowgate Hill.
#1700: Marine Links MI-3's IT Livery to Mama Shabab RCMP Wandering Persons, White Widow Westgate Mall
#1699: Marine Links MI-3 Privy Purse to Clockmakers’ Spot-Fix Body Count for White Widow Westgate Mall
#1693: Marine Links MI-3 Privy Purse Peats to Bullingdon Crime-Scene Bribery, Princess Di Innholders Livery
"White Widow" sought by Interpol after Kenyan mall attack [MI-3 founders Kristine Marcy and Norman Inkster launched Interpol Foreign Fugitive File in 1987 to support MitM attacks on U.S. and its allies]
Frank Lowy family owns or owned the over-insured Westgate Mall in Nairobi and retail space below Twin Towers on 9/11
NAIROBI, Kenya — The plot was hatched weeks or months ago on Somali soil, by the Shabab’s “external operations arm,” officials say. A team of English-speaking foreign fighters was carefully selected, along with a target: Nairobi’s gleaming Westgate mall.
Increase in Jihadi Attacks in Africa May Reflect Movement’s Weakness (September 25, 2013)
The Lede: Some of the Victims of the Attack in Kenya (September 24, 2013)
Kenya Mall Carnage Shows Shabab Resilience (September 23, 2013)
Ghanaians Mourn a Poet and Scholar Killed in Nairobi Mall Attack (September 24, 2013)
Op-Ed Contributor: ‘Those Are Our People’ (September 24, 2013)
The building’s blueprints were studied, down to the ventilation ducts. The attack was rehearsed and the team dispatched, slipping undetected through Kenya’s porous borders, often patrolled by underpaid — and deeply corrupt — border guards.
A day or two before the attack, powerful belt-fed machine guns were secretly stashed in a shop in the mall with the help of a colluding employee, officials say. At least one militant had even packed a change of clothes so he could slip out with fleeing civilians after the killings were done. That is the picture emerging from American security officials of the massacre at the Westgate mall, which killed scores of people over the weekend. After a four-day standoff, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya claimed Tuesday to have finally “ashamed and defeated our attackers,” declaring that the last militants still holed up inside the mall had been killed, though the bodies of many civilians, perhaps dozens, had yet to be recovered.
Mr. Kenyatta said that “intelligence reports had suggested that a British woman and two or three American citizens may have been involved,” but that he could not confirm those reports. American officials said that they had not determined the identities of the attackers and were awaiting DNA tests and footage from the mall’s security cameras, but that they did know the massacre had been meticulously planned to draw “maximum exposure.”
“They had people in there, they had stuff inside there,” said an American security official who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak publicly. “This was all ready to go when the shooters walked in.”
Kenya is now entering an official three-day period of mourning to mark one of the most unsettling episodes in its recent history. The authorities here, in a country widely perceived as an oasis of peace and prosperity in a troubled region, are struggling to answer how 10 to 15 Islamist extremists could lay siege to a shopping mall, killing more than 60 civilians with military-grade weaponry, then hold off Kenyan security forces for days.
On multiple occasions, the Kenyan government said the mall was under its control, only to have fighting burst out again. Earlier on Tuesday, the Shabab, the Somali Islamist group that has taken responsibility for the attack, bragged in a Twitter message that their fighters were “still holding their ground.”
Western security officials fear that several fighters slipped out of the mall during the mayhem of the attack, dropping their guns and disguising themselves as civilians, an account echoed by some witnesses.
And the death toll could keep going up. The Kenya Red Cross said Tuesday that more than 50 people were missing.
The way the attack was carried out may have had something to do with the recent killing of Omar Hammami, a Shabab fighter who grew up in Alabama and became a phantomlike figure across the Somali deserts, known by his nom de guerre: Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki, “the American.” Mr. Hammami was fatally shot by another wing of the Shabab less than two weeks ago.
One reason for the rift was Mr. Hammami’s complaints that the Shabab had become too brutal toward fellow Muslims under the leadership of the group’s emir, Ahmed Abdi Godane. That brutality, Mr. Hammami said, was the reason the Shabab had become so unpopular in Somalia and lost so much territory recently.
Stig Jarle Hansen, a Norwegian researcher who has published a book on the Shabab, said this rift might explain why the militants in the Nairobi mall decided to spare the lives of many Muslims. In the past, the Shabab have killed countless Muslims in Somalia with suicide bombs and buried Muslim girls up to their necks in sand and stoned them.
“Even Osama bin Laden criticized Godane for being too harsh,” Mr. Hansen said. “This attack might have been Godane’s way of saying, ‘See, I’m not so harsh — to Muslims.’ ”
Some Muslims were indeed killed in the mall. But many survivors of the attack said the militants had questioned people at gunpoint about their religion, ruthlessly sorting out non-Muslims for execution. Aleem Manji, a Kenyan radio announcer, remembered that as he uttered an Islamic prayer to save his life, the gunman threatening to kill him spoke fluent English.
His accent was “light,” Mr. Manji recalled, saying it definitely was not Kenyan.
American officials — who said they based their reconstruction of the plot on intelligence reports, witness statements and intercepted electronic messages — say the Shabab may have recruited English speakers from the United States and possibly other Western countries so that they would be able to operate effectively in Kenya, where English, along with Swahili, is the national language. Some survivors, including a newspaper vendor who watched one militant mercilessly shoot a toddler in the legs, said other gunmen had been young and either Somali or Arab.
American officials said the militants must have had a back office in Kenya, a safe house to finalize their plot and store their guns. Witnesses said several militants had toted G3 assault rifles, a bulky weapon that Kenyan security services use. Intelligence analysts say this may mean the militants acquired their weapons from corrupt Kenyan officers, who are known to sell or rent out their guns, charging as little as a few dollars an hour.
After killing scores of shoppers, the militants retreated into a supermarket and used belt-fed machine guns to hold off the Kenyan forces, killing at least six members.
“You don’t bring something like a crew-served weapon through the door,” an American official said, referring to heavy machine guns. “Those must have been stored well beforehand.”
Another mystery: the women. Many witnesses have been emphatic that they saw at least two female militants, armed to the teeth and dressed in fatigues. Earlier, Kenyan officials asserted that there had been no women among the shooters, but on Tuesday Mr. Kenyatta seemed to revive the possibility that one of the assailants was a British woman.
Several intelligence analysts in Nairobi speculated that the woman was Samantha Lewthwaite, a Muslim convert who had been married to one of the suicide bombers who struck London in 2005.
Kenyan authorities suspected that Ms. Lewthwaite had risen up through the ranks of extremist groups and was leading a terrorism cell on the Kenyan coast; though they nearly swooped in on her in 2011, she escaped. In Kenya, she is now known as “the white widow.”
Jeffrey Gettleman and Nicholas Kulish reported from Nairobi, and Eric Schmitt from Washington.
A version of this article appears in print on September 25, 2013, on page A12 of the New York edition with the headline: Before Attack at Kenyan Mall, Rehearsals and Planting of Machine Guns.”
“Before the Guild was established in 1929, the future status of air pilots and air navigators was very much in doubt. The small group of commercial pilots who formed the Guild were virtually responsible for ensuring that their successors enjoyed a professional status, and one of the Guild's objectives has been to foster and improve that standing. From the beginning the Guild was modelled on the lines of the old City Guilds and Livery Companies and its constitution and by-laws reflect that foundation, although its activities and work is very much contemporary. The Guild became a Livery Company of the City of London in 1956: a rarely bestowed mark of distinction. This was a great factor in increasing not only the influence of the Guild, the 81st Livery Company to be formed in 800 years, but of the entire profession of pilot and navigator in the United Kingdom and overseas.”
“Royal welcome for the Queen as she visits new KPMG building in Canary Wharf
Marina Thomas Friday, November 12, 2010 12:36 PM
THE Queen had a Royal welcome as she opened the new KPMG building in Canary Wharf as thousands of employees cheered her arrival.
The Queen - wearing a mauve coat with a silver brooch and hat with flowers - had a tour around the building with its UK chairman John Griffith-Jones.
She met members of the Royal Household Client Services team who audit royal accounts, financial services people, graduates and the corporate social responsibility team.
After the tour, she unveiled a plaque in front of thousands of employees and was presented with flowers by Hackney City Academy pupil Safak Gunes who did a long bow.
John Griffith Jones said: “She genuinely seemed interested in what we do, especially our charity work and the building’s green credentials. She made a funny comment about Crossrail being delayed and also asked about our role during the crisis.”
Senior partner Eddie Donaldson said the firm was in a “unique position” independently auditing the royal accounts which use public and private money. “The team already see it as a privilege to work on the accounts in the first place and then to meet the Queen was a very special moment in their careers.”
The Queen also met Jade Jones, a Taekwondo champion and Olympic hopeful who KPMG sponsor, and the chair of council of Barnado’s, KPMG’s charity for 2010/11.
The last time the Queen was in Canary Wharf was in 2005 when she opened the Reuters building.”
“Sir Alan Reid, GCVO has been Keeper of the Privy Purse, Treasurer to the Queen and Receiver General to the Duchy of Lancaster in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom since 2002. As Keeper of the Privy Purse, Reid is responsible for the expenditure of public funds voted by the Parliament to the Sovereign, usually called the Civil List. As Treasurer to the Queen, he is also responsible for the Sovereign's private finances. The Sovereign also holds the title of Duke of Lancaster (regardless of gender), which brings with it responsibility for the Duchy of Lancaster estates.
Reid was formerly a senior partner with Big Four accountancy firm KPMG. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in 2007 and elevated to a Knight Grand Cross of the same Order (GCVO) in 2012. The knighthood is in the personal bestowal of the Queen and only she may choose to honour an individual with it accordingly.”
“Since entering the United States market in 1977, Westfield has aggressively acquired, renovated and expanded many mall properties in order to draw wealthier consumers from longer distances. In May 2001, Westfield paid US$127 million for a 99-year lease on the retail area beneath the New York World Trade Center. In September 2003 the Westfield Group received US$17.3 million as a party in the insurance claim following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.”
“Prior to September 11, the mall had been leased to The Westfield Group by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the owner of the complex. Westfield intended to rename the mall Westfield Shoppingtown World Trade Center, and embark on a major expansion and renovation program. Plans called for the addition of 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of new mall space and a few well-known sit-down restaurants.
Conditions in the Mall on 9/11[edit source]
A commonly reported story of eyewitnesses inside the mall at the moment in which the first plane (American Airlines Flight 11) struck the North Tower is of fireballs fed by flaming jet fuel shooting down the elevator shafts and bursting out at the lobby, many reaching as far as the mall itself. As stated in the 9/11 Commission Report,
"The Port Authority's on-site commanding police officer was standing in the concourse when a fireball exploded out of the North Tower lobby, causing him to dive for cover."
Survivor Allison Summers describes the conditions in the mall at that same moment as follows: "I had almost reached the Uptown 1 and 9 station when there was an enormous explosion. The building shook. I heard people say, 'Oh, no.' Some, not many, were screaming. ... I looked ahead past Banana Republic, past Citibank to the plaza outside. At that moment, there was a terrifying tidal wave of smoke filling the doorway. It began to shoot forward. The smoke had this enormous momentum that started to come towards us, as if it had a will of its own. We ran. We ran together past the Coach store. We ran to get out of the path of this enormous wave of smoke. It was like we were being chased. All the people on the concourse ran. We turned right, heading toward the PATH trains. As we ran, shop assistants were calling in doorways, 'What happened? What happened?' But we were running so fast we couldn't answer them and they ran with us. Some people were crying; some people were screaming. We moved as one body. No one pushed and no one shoved. We all had the same intention: to get out of the building."
Shortly after the first impact, water began spraying into the mall from the broken or activated sprinklers. As Erik Ronningen describes,
"I drag my body down through the decimated main lobby [of the North Tower], through a waterfall from the Mall ceiling, and wade the darkened Mall corridor through 75 yards (69 m) of ankle-deep water to Tower Two."”
"In the first London lawsuit filed after the attacks, the Chicago-based insurance giant Aon Corporation, which lost 176 employees in the attack, is facing off against some ten Lloyd's of London syndicates. Over a thousand Aon workers based at 2 World Trade Center were covered by a business travel policy issued by an Aon unit, Combined Insurance Company of America. The policy provided accidental death and dismemberment benefits plus coverage for an act of terrorism. The Lloyd's syndicates reinsured the policy. The $100 million dispute centers on what constitutes business travel. Combined argues that the evacuation of the tower was an authorized business trip covered by the policy. The Lloyd's syndicates see it differently. "We find that a strange interpretation of business travel," says Nicholas Rochez, a partner in the London office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, who is representing the Lloyd's underwriters. Aon and its solicitors, CMS Cameron McKenna, declined comment, as did lawyers for Combined, which is represented by Sidley Austin Brown & Wood. The U.K. reinsurance dispute began after Combined paid out the policy in early November 2001 and made a claim to the Lloyd's underwriters for reimbursement. On November 12, 2001, the Lloyd's syndicates filed a lawsuit in London's High Court of Justice contesting the payout. "We sought a declaratory judgment stating our policy was not subject to these claims," says Rochez. Combined responded by filing a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District in Manhattan on November 13, contending that the Lloyd's syndicates knew that the business travel policy provided coverage for losses arising out of certain hazards, regardless of whether the insured was on a business trip. The complaint argues that the business travel component of the policy covered employees told to leave the building. Combined has argued that New York is the proper venue since the U.S. Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act gave exclusive jurisdiction to the Southern District in New York for all 9/11 claims."
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