Friday, September 21, 2012

BLUE MOUNTAIN SECURITY SOLUTIONS EXPOSED

The following profiles for Blue Mountain Security Solutions, tasked with Libya embassy recruiting,  are found at LinkedIn:

Pete Tunstall
Training and Development Manager at Blue Mountain Security Solutions Ltd
2 connections
 
Rebecca Bird F.Inst.LM
Business Development Manager at Blue Mountain Group (Blue Mountain Security Solutions Ltd)
64 connections/16 groups & associations
 
Richard Ross
ASMS, MIPSA, MInstRE, AoFA
International Operations Manager at Blue Mountain Group




 

 
 
Past: Security Management Specialist at Parkhill PSD Operative (Bodyguard) and Deputy Team Leader at Armorgroup Iraq / G4S Risk Management Managing Director & Self Employed at Security Training Wales Limited Operations and Training Manager at Guardwatch Security Services Limited Security Manager, Supervisor, Trainer and Operative at Self Employed Mobile Crane Operator at Davies Crane Hire Limited Military Engineer & Section Commander at HM Forces Army - Royal Engineers see less Education University of Portsmouth University of Manchester - Manchester Business School Various



Zoe Thomson
Personal Assistant to MD at Blue Mountain Security Solutions
 
 
 
David Stocks--
Project Manager
Location--Bradfield, Berkshire, United Kingdom(Reading, United Kingdom)
Industry--Security and Investigations





Deputy Country Security Managerat AMEC - Seconded to the FluorAMEC, LLC joint venture
Training Managerat Blue Mountain Group
Capt RMRat Bradfield College
RSMat Royal Marines
 
Project Manager Media Security Team--Blue Mountain Group
February 2011Present (1 year 8 months)
Lead Operations in direct support of Media Teams operating in North Africa for medical and security protection.
 
Gwilym Harris
Security Consultant and Trainer at Blue Mountain Group
 
 

A highly experienced close protection operator and team member, with extensive experience in hazardous environments. Proven to be adaptable, quick thinking and highly productive both in low and high intensity situations. An example to others through high personal standards and professionalism. Comfortable working in multinational and often austere environments, prioritising tasks under pressure with limited time and resources.
 
Security Consultant and Trainer

Blue Mountain Group


May 2012Present (5 months)Libya
Security Advisor to the Corinthian Hotel Libya. overseaing the Training Requirments with the local guard force and to Liaise with hotel Managment. Allowing a secure working and living enviroment for all who Visit or stay at the hotel.

Security Consultant

Mast


May 2011May 2012 (1 year 1 month)worldwide
Responsible for the safe passage of vessels through the Gulf of Aden,Indian Ocean,Arabian sea and to conduct Training with all crew members whilst on board ensuring ship is set for safe passage through Piracy waters

Close Protection officer

G4S Risk Management

Security and Investigations industry
July 2008April 2011 (2 years 10 months)Helmand Province Afghanistan
Responsible for the protection of British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) personnel including senior diplomats, police mentors and the full-spectrum of Embassy support staff in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan.
 
 
Paul Rees
Operations manager & Close Protection operative
 
 

Specialties

Close protection
Covert & Overt surveillance
Asset protection
Security project management
Health & safety law, management & complience
Close protection/security guarding/door supervision training
Physical intervention trainer
Accomplished martial artist and weapons specialist
In country manager Libya at Blue Mountain Group
 
 Simon Howell
Managing Director at Blue Mountain Group   
 
   
David Leaver
PSD Triple canopy Iraq
 
 
 
Ronin (South Africa) Advanced Close Protection Graduate – May 2007
Advanced Driving Qualification –(evasive/defensive)May 2007
SIA Frontline CP Operative – Exp Sep 2013 (Just renewed)
Shotgun NQF 5, Assault riffle NQF 5, Carbine riffle NQF 5, Small Arms NQF 5
SWAT Trained (special weapons and tactics) ASLET,PSIRA and SASSETA Certified,
Advanced Hostile Environment Weapon skills and Tactics
Defensive Pistol Shooting (Ken Vogel avops)
Trauma management and IV Therapy for hostile environment


 
 
 

 

PILGRIM ELITE TRAINING

David Nigel Thomas'  Blue Mountain Security Solutions was formerly known as Pilgrim Elite Training, company code 03722107,

"Nigel Thomas, who runs specialist surveillance and CP company Pilgrim Elite, looked over my list and instantly added things that would be basic to his style of work: Camera, video camera, covert bag for video, dictaphone, night-vision scope, recording device, selection of lenses, tracking equipment, lock-picking kit(!), sleeping bag and spare green kit for CTR and OP scenarios."

found at: http://www.myspace.com/meidoconsultants/blog/428175974

TOUGHMUDDER: NIGEL THOMAS


DAVID NIGEL THOMAS

Principal at Blue Mountain Security Solutions is:

David Nigel Thomas:

CDREX UK business directory has the following listings for David Nigel Thomas:

BLUE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES LTD.
14-18 CITY ROAD
CARDIFF
CF24 3DL


BLUE MOUNTAIN SPECIALIST DRIVING LTD.
BROADLEY
LLANYBRI
CARMARTHEN
CARMARTHENSHIRE
SA33 5AN


NORTON THOMAS & CO. LTD.
10 FURNACE TERRACE
PONTYBEREM
DYFED
SA15 5AE


Blue Mountain Adventures directors include Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Patricia Mary Jones.  Mr. Thomas is the only director listed at CDREX UK for Blue Mountain Security Solutions.

Samuel Lloyd is listed as a former director at Blue Mountain Specialist Driving.  Directors at Norton Thomas are Margaret Viola Thomas, David Norton Thomas and David Nigel Thomas.

Mrs. Jones is listed as a director or secretary at :

41 THE STRAND MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
CHARLTON HOUSE, DOUR STREET
DOVER
KENT
CT16 1BL


BORDERS ANIMAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION
CRAIGSFORD
EARLSTON
BERWICKSHIRE
TD4 6DJ


EXCLUSIVE PROMOTIONS LT.
2 THE BELFRY, THE LINKS
WHITELEY
FAREHAM
HAMPSHIRE
PO15 7FJ


GREAT BARR SAWMILLS LT.
1139-1141 ALDRIDGE ROAD
GREAT BARR
BIRMINGHAM
B44 8PD


RG JONES BUILDERS LTD.
SPEECHLEYS
23 WYNNSTAY ROAD
COLWYN BAY
CONWY
LL29 8NB


RAINBOW COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
81 PARK ROAD
WATH UPON DEARNE
ROTHERHAM
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
S63 7LE



SYME MUSIC PUBLISHING CO LTD.
81 PARK ROAD
WATH UPON DEARNE
ROTHERHAM
SOUTH YORKSHIRE
S63 7LE


Samuel Lloyd has well over 100 directorships, many of which have been terminated; making him either an accountant or an attorney for the numerous listings.



COMPANY LISTINGS: BLUE MOUNTAIN

DUEDIL:

Blue Mountain Security Solutions (03722107) ,

Registered address:
24 Lammas St.
Carmarthen,
Carmarthenshire,
SA31 3AL, UK

Trading address:
4b Old Llangunnor Road
Carmarthen
Dyfed
SA31 2BD


Blue Mountain Security Solutions Limited was incorporated on 26 Feb 1999 and is located in Carmarthenshire. The company's status is active, with a team of 1 directors. Blue Mountain Security Solutions Limited is split between 2 shareholders. They have no known group companies. Blue Mountain Security Solutions Limited have total assets of £370,459 plus total liabilities of £232,194. They owe £170,698 to creditors and are due £246,125 from trade debtors. As of their last financial statement, they had £124,334 in cash reserves. Their net worth is £194,990, and the value of their shareholders' interest is £194,990.
 
Previously known as:
Pilgrim Elite Training Ltd.  13 April 2000
Pilgrim Elite Training          10 April 2008



 

BLUE MOUNTAIN SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Blue Mountain Security Solutions
4B Old Llangunnor Road
Carmarthen Wales SA31 2BD
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0) 1267 231111

Blue Mountain is a special forces based security company specialising in surveillance and investigations, close protection, security consultancy and education. All of the company’s consultants, practitioners, instructors and operational managers have been carefully selected to provide the highest standards in the industry.

Blue Mountain also has close associations with Cranfield University and the Defence College of Management and Technology based at Shrivenham, as well as the Centre of Retail Research providing security education to organisations both at home and abroad.

Blue Mountain brings together practitioner expertise from the most successful former special forces military personnel, law enforcement officers together with the highest standards in business and academia to provide a unique service that is second to none.

BLUE MOUNTAIN GROUP

Various reports indicate a UK security firm, "Blue Mountain Group", was hired in some form to provide security for the US Embassy-Consulate in Libya.




DOMAINSIGMA--

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Title: Blue Mountain Group - Security, Maritime, Adventure and Driver Training
Description: Blue Mountain provides specialist security solutions and professional training, for private, corporate and government clients.

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    Registrant:
       

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Whois for the IP

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    IP:
    213.171.198.194
    Location:
    Gloucester, GB


ISLAMIC HQ RAIDED



BENGHAZI--Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators marched in Benghazi and overtook the headquarters of a radical Islamist group tied to the attack.

As militia members fled, the protesters torched a vehicle and took over the headquarters of Ansar al-Sharia without firing a single shot. They also claimed to have freed at least 20 captives held in the building.

Ansar al-Sharia, a loosely connected radical Islamist group, has been active of late in Benghazi.


HUFFINGTON POST--SEPT 22, 2012

BENGHAZI--Some 30,000 people filled a broad boulevard as they marched along a lake in central Benghazi on Friday to the gates of the headquarters of Ansar al-Shariah.

Several thousand Ansar al-Shariah supporters lined up in front of their headquarters in the face of the crowd, waving black and white banners. There were some small scuffles, but mostly the two sides mingled and held discussions in the square.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BENGHAZI RAID DEBRIEF

NEW YORK TIMES--SEPT 20, 2012--



VILLA SAFEHOUSE--shortly after 2 a.m. on Sept. 12, just as they were assembling to be taken to the airport, gunfire erupted, followed by the thunderous blasts of falling mortar rounds. Two of the mission’s guards — Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, former members of the Navy SEALs — were killed just outside the villa’s front gate. A mortar round struck the roof of the building where the Americans had scrambled for cover.

 The second house was never intended to be a “safe house,” as initial accounts suggested. At no point were the Marines or other American military personnel involved, contrary to news reports early on.

Libyan witnesses, including two guards at the building, say the area around the compound was quiet until the attackers arrived, firing their weapons and storming the compound from three sides, beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11.

What is clear, however, is that those who arrived at the mission — not officially a consulate, though Libyans call it that informally — came intending to inflict maximum damage on the building. They quickly overwhelmed a small security detail that included three guards from a force called the 17th of February Brigade and five Libyans employed by a British security company called Blue Mountain.

The attackers poured diesel fuel around the exterior of the building where Mr. Stevens; a computer technician, Sean Smith; and a security officer had settled in for the night and ignited it.

It was only after they left that the fighting subsided and a crowd wandering through the compound discovered Mr. Stevens’s body and removed it through an exterior window,

A civilian airliner contracted by the department and on standby at Tripoli’s airport flew to Benghazi, arriving at 1:30 a.m. with the eight additional security officers.
Mr. Obeidi, the commander with the Libya Shield brigade, was ordered to meet them at the airport,
 
The evacuation to the airport did not begin until dawn, but the plane could not carry everyone.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CONSULATE HAD NO DEFENSE-EVAC PLAN

BENGHAZI--The emphasis on how well planned the assault was by the extremist commandos overshadows how little planning the consulate had in case of an attack, the attackers may have been aware of this.

Apparently, even with a well planned attack on the consulate, as some Congressional intel committee members now suggest, there wasn't much of a plan in place for not just defense, but for evacuation. From what has been reported by the Libyan commander in charge of the security detail, vehicles simply weren't available.

Nobody seemed to know which escape route would be the safest, the attack happened at such an abrupt and fierce pace, the staff was caught completely off guard and everybody went in every direction.

There were probably no plans in place, or none had ever been arranged beforehand, no previous drills to assure an escape from the compound, no ready team with vehicles to evacuate them, and certainly no prearranged rendezvous spots except for the safehouse, which was hit in the second wave.

State Dept. need better assess its entire security procedure not just in beefing up details, but making certain embassy staff knows exactly what to do in a situation such as this, which means drills and more drills. It's happened before, it will happen again.

US CONSULATE COMPOUND BENGHAZI


US CONSULATE--BENGHAZI

NEW YORK TIMES --SEPT 13, 2012

U.S. WARSHIPS TO LIBYA

DAILY MAIL UK--SEPT 13, 2012

TRIPOLI--
U.S. officials say the Pentagon is positioning two warships near the Libyan coast following a bloody attack on the U.S. consulate there that left American ambassador Christopher Stevens, two marines and a communications officer dead.
Officials say one destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days.
The officials say the ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission. But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.
The destroyers have crews totaling about 300.

WAR BREAKS OUT IN BENGHAZI

NBC WORLD NEWS---SEPT 12, 2012

BENGHAZI, Libya -- U.S. troops dispatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens and other diplomats in Benghazi ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.

Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and another diplomat died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force that escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.

Miscommunication that understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue -- there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected -- also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.

Capt. Fathi al-Obeidi, whose special operations unit was ordered by Libya's authorities to meet an eight-man U.S. Marine force at Benghazi airport, said that after his men and the Marines had found the American survivors who had evacuated the blazing consulate, the ostensibly secret location in an isolated villa came under an intense and highly accurate mortar barrage.


"I really believe that this attack was planned," he said, adding to suggestions by other Libyan officials that at least some of the hostility towards the Americans was the work of experienced combatants. "The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries."
Obeidi's Libya Shield Brigade was formed by civilians during last year's U.S.-backed uprising against Moammar Gadhafi and is now part of the ad hoc government militia forces which the fledgling democratic administration uses to keep order.

At some point, the crowd became incensed, believing they were under attack from within the consulate, many fetched weapons and the consular villa ended up in flames, with most of the Americans fleeing to the safe house after two, including Stevens, had been fatally injured.

Of the eight American troops who had come from Tripoli, one was killed and two were wounded, Obeidi said. A Libyan deputy interior minister said a second American was also killed in the attack on the safe house. It was not clear if this was a diplomat or one of the consulate's original security detail.
"It began to rain down on us," Obeidi told Reuters, describing the moment the attack began -- just as the Libyan security force was starting up the 10 pickup trucks and sedans they had brought to ferry the Americans to the airport.
"About six mortars fell directly on the path to the villa," he said. "During this firing, one of the Marines whom I had brought with me was wounded and fell to the ground.
"As I was dragging the wounded Marine to safety, some Marines who were located on the roof of the villa as snipers shouted and the rest of the Marines all hit the ground.

"A mortar hit the side of the house. One of the Marines from the roof went flying and fell on top of us."

Eventually dozens more vehicles were dispatched from pro-government militia brigades and, with the sun rising, the convoy headed back to the airport where an aircraft flew a first group of U.S. personnel out to the Libyan capital.

Speaking of the rescue mission, he said: "A team of commandos arrived by air and went to a farm which we thought was a secret location. Once they got there, they came under heavy fire from heavy machineguns, rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles, which resulted in the death of two others."

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FIELD REPORT:

9 p.m. Tuesday (4 p.m. ET): The compound, a temporary facility with a nearby annex, begins taking fire.

9:15-9:45 p.m.: The attackers enter the compound and begin firing into the main building, setting it on fire. Mission security and Libyan guards respond. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, information management officer Sean Smith and a regional security officer are the only people in the main building at the time. At some point, they become separated because of the heavy smoke. The security officer makes it out safely.

The security officer and other security personnel return to the burning building to rescue Stevens and Smith. Smith is already dead, and the rescuers pull his body from the building. They can't find Stevens before they are driven from the building by the fire and smoke.

9:45 p.m.: U.S. security personnel try to take back the main building, but they come under heavy fire and return to the mission annex.

10:20 p.m.: U.S. and Libyan security personnel again try to take back the main building, this time successfully. They evacuate the rest of the personnel.

11 p.m.: The mission annex comes under fire, which continues for about two hours. Two Americans are killed, and two others are wounded.

2 a.m. Wednesday (9 p.m. ET Tuesday): The fighting is over, and U.S. and Libyan security forces regain control of the compound.

TERRORIST COMMANDOS ATTACK BENGHAZI EMBASSY

CBS NEWS--SEPT 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson there was a "high likelihood" that the attack had an affiliation with "al Qaeda elements in Libya."

"This was a coordinated attack, more of a commando-style event," Rogers told Jackson. "It had both coordinated fire -- direct fire and indirect fire. There appeared to be military maneuvers approaching the facility."

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the FBI has opened an investigation into the killings and will send agents to Libya to search for evidence. At the same time, the U.S. will increase its surveillance over Libya, including the use of unmanned drones the Central Intelligence Agency has used against terrorists in Pakistan.

FOX NEWS--SEPT 12, 2012

WASHINGTON--"This was a well- planned, well-targeted event. No doubt about it," Rogers said. He said the Al Qaeda-linked Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades is one group being looked at by officials.

Senior administration officials, meanwhile, described the harrowing details of the firefight Tuesday night in which four people were killed -- though the cause of death for them is unclear -- and three wounded. One official said the compound began taking fire at 10 p.m. local time, touching off an hours-long scramble to retake the building. Shortly afterward, those with Stevens lost track of him -- it wasn't until dawn that his body was returned to U.S. personnel.

Hoekstra noted that the supposed protesters -- purportedly angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad -- didn't attack in Tripoli. They attacked in Benghazi, "where it so happens our ambassador is." And they happened to be "fully armed and fully equipped," he said.

10 LIBYAN SOLDIERS KILLED IN EMBASSY SIEGE

AL JAZEERA--SEPT 12, 2012

BENGHAZI--Stevens was paying a short visit to the city when the consulate came under attack, Al Jazeera's Suleiman El-Dressi reported from Benghazi.

Two staff members were injured, El-Dressi reported. Up to 10 Libyan security guards who battled the attackers also died, said Ibrahim Dabbashi, Libya's envoy to the United Nations.

Clinton and Obama praised the Libyans who attempted to defend the consulate and brought Stevens's body to a hospital, where a doctor reportedly tried to revive him for 90 minutes.

Sharif cited protests that broke out earlier this summer when al-Qaeda second-in-command and Libyan citizen Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan. On Tuesday, in a little-noticed development, al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri publicly confirmed Libi's death.
Quilliam, an British think tank that aims to oppose Muslim extremism, asserted on Wednesday that the attack on the consulate was not part of a protest but a "planned terrorist assault" to avenge Libi's death.
Quilliam said that the evidence pointing to such a conclusion came from witness statements that those outside the consulate were carrying RPGs and that the assault came in two apparently calculated waves, the second of which targeted the Americans after they had fled the consulate for a safe house.


Sharif said that those who attacked the consulate were more heavily armed that the Libyan security services tasked with protecting the embassy. The group Ansar al-Sharia, or Supporters of Islamic Law, had initially been blamed for the attack but claimed in a press conference on Wednesday morning that it did not take partm, thought it did support the action.


FLEET ANTITERRORISM SECURITY TEAM







Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team - Role


The role of the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams is to detect, deter and defend against threats, with a focus on antiterrorism. A common task of the FAST Team Companies is the reinforcement of security at US Embassies around the world. They also provide training and advice to other security forces. Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams maintain forward-deployed platoons at Naval bases around the world. FAST also keeps alert forces on standby to respond rapidly to unforseen events. The Marines within Fleet Antiterrorism Security Teams are highly skilled in :
  • counter surveillance
  • physical security
  • urban combat techniques
  • close quarter combat (CQB)
  • martial arts

Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team - Organization

There are 3 FAST Companies:
  • 1st FAST Company
    based at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 2nd FAST Company
    bases at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Yorktown, Virginia
  • 3rd FAST Company
    based at Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia

Each FAST Company consists of 6 platoons of around 50 men each. A headquarters element of 14 Marines provides logistical, communications and training support to the platoons. When deployed, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team platoons are assigned to commands in three areas:
  • FAST Company Europe - FASTEUR
    based out of Rota, Spain
  • FAST Company Pacific - FASTPAC
    based out of Yokosuka, Japan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • FAST Company Central - FASTCENT
    based out of Manama, Bahrain.

MARINES TO BENGHAZI


AMBASSADOR FROM CALIFORNIA

KTXL/FOX--SACRAMENTO--SEPT 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO--
An ambassador killed Tuesday during an attack on the US Consulate in Libya grew up in Davis and the Bay Area.

J. Christopher Stevens was among the four Americans killed in the rocket attack on the consulate building in the city of Benghazi.

Stevens lived in Davis in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, attending Pioneer Elementary School and Emerson Junior High School.

He then moved to the Bay Area, attending Piedmont High School and graduating in 1978.


Stevens then went to the University of California, Berkeley, for undergraduate studies before joining the Peace Corps.

He arrived in Libya as ambassador from the US in May 2012. Stevens has served various overseas missions as part of the US Foreign Service, several in the Middle East.

Stevens is the first sitting ambassador to be killed while serving since 1979.

MARINES KILLED IN EMBASSY ATTACK

A burnt car is seen after an attack on the U.S. Consulate by protesters angry over a film in Benghazi on Wednesday. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed.


THE HINDU--SEPT 12, 2012

BENGHAZI--Reuters quoted an official as saying that the ambassador was being driven to a safer location from the consulate building in Benghazi when the gunmen struck. But, a separate account of the incident by Wanis al Sharif, the Libyan Deputy Minister differed in detail with the agency’s report.
Mr. Sharif said that the attackers had struck on Tuesday night in two separate waves. The angry mob, protesting against a U.S.-made film that ridicules Prophet Mohammed first torched the consulate building which had already been peppered with gunfire. Consequently, the ambassador and other officials were moved to a second building in the consulate compound, which was considered safer. However, that building also came under attack after members of the Libyan security team signalled to the protesters the relocation of the officials.
A Libyan doctor who attended on Mr. Stevens after he had been brought to hospital told Associated Press that for 90 minutes, he had tried to revive the envoy, who had suffered severe asphyxiation, resulting in stomach bleeding. The doctor, Ziad Abu Zeid said that no other Americans had been brought to Benghazi Medical Centre, and no one, initially recognised the envoy.
 
AL JAZEERA--SEPT 12, 2012
 
The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the country's interior ministry and security sources have said.
An armed mob attacked and set fire to the building in a protest against an amateur film deemed offensive to Islam's Prophet Muhammad, after similar protests in Egypt's capital.
The ambassador was paying a short visit to the city when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, Al Jazeera's Suleiman El-Dressi reported from Benghazi.
He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was also killed.
Two other staff were injured, El-Dressi reported. The deaths were confirmed by Wanis al-Sharif, the Libyan deputy interior minister, to the AFP news agency.

KTXL SACRAMENTO--SEPT 12, 2012

Stevens is the first sitting ambassador to be killed while serving since 1979.

In addition to Stevens, an information officer Sean Smith, and two Marines also died in Tuesday’s attack.


 
 

SAM BACILE COWERS IN FEAR

REUTERS--SEPT 12, 2012

LOS ANGELES- The California-based Israeli whose film attacking Islam's prophet
Mohammad triggered a deadly attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya has reportedly
gone into hiding, the Associated Press reported.
Writer and director Sam Bacile spoke by phone with the AP from a secret
location on Tuesday as his movie "Innocence of Muslims" apparently fueled the
rage that claimed the life of the U.S. ambassador and three others in Libya. The
U.S. mission in Cairo also was the target of protesters, burned an American
flag.
Reuters was not able to locate Bacile for comment.
Bacile, 56, is a California real estate developer who describes himself as an
Israeli Jew, the AP said

AMBASSADOR STEVENS MURDERED IN BENGHAZI

WASHINGTON--Even as Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel steps up the pressure on the Obama administration to take charge in goading  Iran into a showdown over its nuclear development program, more pressure was heaped on the White House today with the murder of the US Ambassador to Libya in Benghazi.

It all started when a Jewish interest group, in cahoots with a fanatical offshoot of the Christian Coptic Church in America, produced a film insulting Islam and its prophet Muhammad. The film, of which its trailer initially aired in July, was dubbed into Arabic and released on September 11th, the eleventh anniversary of the Twin Tower-Pentagon attacks by Al Qaeda terrorists. In it, the prophet was made to look like some Cheech and Chong nimwit by its producer, Sam Bacile, who said he produced it with donations from Jewish donors in Hollywood.

The Arabic trailer produced outrage across the Islam  world and the result was massive protests in Cairo and Benghazi, where the consulate was torched and the U.S. ambassador, John Stevens, murdered along with some of his colleagues.



Secretary of State Clinton issued the following statement:

"I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.
This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.
In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide."

Initial news reports coming out of Benghazi indicate the Libyan army stood by and did nothing as protesters fired RPGs and weapons into the compound, stormed it, eventually setting it afire and looting. The army was detailed to protect the embassy and failed miserably, resulting in the deaths of embassy staff. The investigation into who is responsible is in its early stage.

Sam Bacile, the producer of the film "Muhammad's Trial" made a brief telephone statement to reporters but accepted little responsibility for the killings. Youtube has refused to remove the trailer from Bacile's website stating some user related rule and the trailer is now featured on other Youtube pages with visits ranging from 1000 to 4000.

US AMBASSADOR KILLED IN BENGHAZI

News agencies: US ambassador to Libya killed in attack outside consulate

Washington Post - ‎11 minutes ago‎

US Ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens and at least two other embassy staffers were reported killed Tuesday in an assault on the American consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Statement on the Attack in Benghazi
Libya: Assault on US consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including US ...
 
 




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SAM BACILE, ISLAM HATER

LOS ANGELES--The cause for all the riots and storming of embassies today in Egypt and Libya is the result of Sam Bacile's cheap shot at the prophet Muhammad, the video trailer of which can be found on his Youtube site. Produced in a rather Cheech-Chong, Harold-Kumar style, it is no wonder the Arabs are out to burn down everything American from Benghazi to Cairo.

The New York Times (Sept 11, 2012) has this to say about Bacile:

"Although there was initial confusion about who made the film, The Wall Street Journal reported that the drama, titled “Innocence of Muslims,” was produced and directed by an Israeli-American, Sam Bacile, a California real-estate developer who called Islam “a cancer,” in an interview. Mr. Bacile told The Journal that he raised $5 million from about 100 Jewish donors and shot the two-hour movie in California last year. "

Global TV Edmonton has a followup:

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Sam Bacile, an American citizen who said he produced, directed and wrote the two-hour film, said he had not anticipated such a furious reaction.
"I feel sorry for the embassy. I am mad," Bacile said.
Speaking from a telephone with a California number, he said the film was produced in English and he doesn't know who dubbed it in Arabic. The full film has not been shown yet, he said, and he said he has declined distribution offers for now.
"My plan is to make a series of 200 hours" about the same subject, he said.
Morris Sadek, an Egyptian-born Christian in the U.S. known for his anti-Islam views, told The Associated Press from Washington that he was promoting the video on his website and on certain TV stations, which he did not identify.
Both depicted the film as showing how Coptic Christians are oppressed in Egypt, though it goes well beyond that to ridicule Muhammad — a reflection of their contention that Islam as a religion is inherently oppressive."

BENGHAZI CONSULATE RAID UPDATE:

USA TODAY--SEPT 11, 2012


BENGHAZI--

Update at 7:59 p.m. ET: A Libyan security official tells the Associated Press that one American consulate employee was shot dead and another was wounded in the hand.

Update at 6:45 p.m. ET: Witnesses reported that much of the consulate was burned. U.S. officials said that the staff was evacuated safely. One U.S. guard was injured, a Libyan security official told Reuters. Al Jazeera cites reports that one person of unknown nationality died, but that has not been confirmed.

Three Libyan security officers were injured.

"There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the U.S. consulate," Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, told Reuters. "The American security guards inside the building fired at the militia as they were trying to enter and attack it."

BENGHAZI: DEAD U.S. CONSULATE OFFICIAL

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS--SEPT 12, 2012
By ELAD BENARI





BENGHAZI--Abdelmonoem al-Horr, a spokesman for the Libyan interior ministry's security commission, told the French news agency that rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the consulate from a nearby farm. Security forces and the interior ministry were trying to contain the situation, he added.

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that the U.S. condemns “in strongest terms this attack on our diplomatic mission.”
She added that U.S. officials were working with the Libyans to secure the compound, and said that the earlier protest against the U.S. embassy in Cairo, in which demonstrators scaled the walls, had now ended.

"Dozens of demonstrators attacked the consulate and set fire to it," said a Benghazi resident, who only gave his name as Omar, adding that he had seen the flames and heard shots in the vicinity.
Another Libyan witness said armed men had closed the streets leading up to the consulate, among them ultra-conservative Salafists.

RPG'S FIRED AT U.S. CONSULATE-BENGHAZI


AGENCY FRANCE PRESS----SEPT 12, 2012
 
BENGHAZI, Libya (AFP)



BENGHAZI--Rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the US consulate in Benghazi on Tuesday as an armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam attacked and set fire to the building, an official told AFP.
Abdelmonoem al-Horr, spokesman for the Libyan interior ministry's security commission, said the grenades were fired from a nearby farm. Security forces and the interior ministry were trying to contain the situation, he added.

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(INSPECTOR'S NOTE)--

Most recent article posted at the US Embassy-Tripoli's website is dated last week in August concerning the re-opening of the consular section:

 



US CONSULATE IN BENGHAZI TORCHED

BBC--SEPT 11, 2012
 
CONSULAR OFFICIAL DIES IN FIRE
 
 
BENGHAZI--A US official has been killed and others wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, security officials say.

It is believed the protest was held over a US-produced film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.

The building is said to have burnt down after being set alight by protesters. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time.

Protests have also been held at the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Witnesses say the protest in Benghazi prompted a confrontation between government security forces and an armed militia known as the Ansar al-Sharia brigade, the BBC's Rana Jawad in Tripoli reports.

"One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, told Reuters news agency.

The identity of the US official killed is not yet known.

AMERICAN KILLED IN LIBYA

CNN--SEPT 11, 2012

BENGHAZI-- The Libyan government has notified the United States that an American consular official was killed at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a U.S. State Department official told CNN Tuesday.

The State Department does not have independent confirmation of the death of an American, the official said.

Earlier Tuesday, a group of militants attacked the consulate, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

"We are working with the Libyans now to secure the compound," Nuland said. "We condemn in strongest terms this attack on our diplomatic mission."

Members of a radical Islamist group had been protesting at the consulate, a freelance journalist working for CNN in Benghazi said.

NACOPTS: MORRIS SADIK PROFILE


National American Coptic Assembly




Mr. Morris Sadik is one of Egypt's leading human rights advocates. He is President of the Egyptian Center of Human Rights for National Unity in Cairo. In October 1999, he became Advocates' Counsel for Middle East Affairs with a special focus on Egypt, as well as a director of our International Institute for Law. He is a fearless scholar and a recognized expert in constitutional and human rights law. Working as a team, Morris and Nagi have already scored a major victory this October when they joined forces to defend Adly Shakir, a Christian sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. As a result of Morris's advocacy before the Supreme Court in Egypt and Nagi's networking in Washington on Capitol Hill and among the diplomatic community, Mr. Shakir's death sentence was reversed. But the battle for Mr. Shakir's life is not over. A new trial is set for January. In addition, Nagi and Morris are working on the infamous Al-Kosheh incident, in which 1,200 Christians were tortured. Advocates International Morris Sadek Esq is apresident of national American coptic Assembly - non profit org

2002: NEW JERSEY: ESMAT ZAKLAMA

2002 New Jersey's 13th congressional district
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
DemocraticBob Menendez72,60578%−1%
RepublicanJames Geron16,85218%−1%
GreenPat Henry Faulkner1,1951%
Anti-Corruption DoctorEsmat Zaklama7401%
Pro Life ConservativeDick Hester7321%
Politicians are CrooksHerbert H. Shaw5731%
Majority55,75360%0
Democratic hold

ESMAT ZAKLAMA: GROUND ZERO PROTEST


Dr. Esmat Zaklama protests Mosque in Manhattan from Hoboken411 on Vimeo.

MAURICE SADEQ

ARAB WEST REPORT--JULY 26, 2008


Dr. Emad Gad said," It is very dangerous to handle Copts as a group that needs to be dealt with by official means or through a person who speaks on their behalf. It is necessary for us to build a bridge to the integral body of Coptic emigrants who form the great majority. When we issued the report on the state of religion, we discovered that when we talk about Coptic emigrants, we are talking about more than approximately one million Copts. There are no precise statistics, however, those whom we see as "extremists" could be limited to the "Coptic Body," which is led by Dr. Shawqi Karas. It is a small organization located in New Jersey whose membership is not limited. It publishes a magazine called "The Copts" of which 5,000 copies are distributed in all countries of emigration, taking into consideration that those who get a copy of the magazine are not necessarily members of the organization. We mention the number of copies of the magazine as an indication of the limitations of its influence, even if people who buy it believe in the organization. We never hear the voice of this magazine except when there is a movement against Egypt. Some hated symbols of Egypt such as Maurice Sadeq collaborate with this magazine. I believe that such people, after leaving Egypt with very complicated problems, do not consider the interests of Egypt or its stability. They do not even consider the interests of Coptic Egyptians. Whoever considers the issue of Copts should not talk about the Palestinian issue in the same way and should not talk about Egypt using that logic. Although I disagree with this body [Coptic Body], I do still see a difference between it and the illusionary committee of Maurice Sadeq."

OBAMA THERE ARE STILL A BILLION OSAMAS!

AHRAM ONLINE--EGYPT    SEPT 11, 2012

 
"MUHAMMAD'S TRIAL"

CAIRO--The controversial film is reportedly being produced by US-based Coptic-Christian Egyptians, including Esmat Zaklama and Maurice Sadeq.
Maurice Sadeq, a Coptic lawyer based in the US, announced earlier this week that the US-based 'High Authority of the Coptic State' would broadcast the 13-minute film on Tuesday to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington.
Various local churches in Egypt have condemned the film in recent days, asserting that those responsible for it were merely carrying out their own agendas and did not represent Egypt's Christian community.

In a Tuesday statement, the US embassy condemned the "ongoing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the feelings of Muslims" and the continued attacks on the religious beliefs of others under the guise of "freedom of expression."
Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church and Evangelical Church, meanwhile, both released statements on Monday condemning the film, stressing that it did not represent Egypt's Christian community.
Fadi Yousef, a member of the Egyptian Coptic Coalition, demanded that those responsible for producing the film be put on trial, describing the film's content as "offensive to all Egyptians."

MUHAMMAD'S TRIAL

ATLANTIC WIRE USA---SEPT 11, 2012

John Hudson 1,825 Views4:15 PM ET
The haze of confusion surrounding the abrupt stroming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today is beginning to clear up. In a demonstration that began with a peep but quickly morphed into a violent roar, crowds of ultra-conservative Muslim protesters have climbed the walls of the embassy building, tore down the American flag and replaced it with a black flag to protest a controversial film that insults the prophet Muhammad. Here's what we know about the protests and why they spun out of control
The film. It's not completely clear which film sparked the protest (an early CNN report cited a Dutch movie) but most reports attribute the outrage to a film produced by U.S. pastor Terry Jones, that guy who inflamed Muslims around the world in 2010 by threatening to burn a Koran. That film has been referred to under the title Muhammad's Trial or Muhammad, Prophet of the Muslims depending on the news source, and was allegedly produced by Jones and two Coptic Egyptians (a Christian minority group) living in the U.S. The film appears online dubbed in Arabic and The Atlantic's Max Fisher has pieced together some of its content: