Saturday, February 27, 2016

Trenton

This is the latest in a series of high-profile ransom ware victims. I can see an eventual move to closed email systems or whitelisting contacts, with everything else being filtered and scanned before being sent on - much like certain agencies do with their regular mail now.
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Virtual kidnappers target new victims in the Rio Grande Valley - The Monitor: Local News

This is a must read article on Virtual Kidnapping, the two advice checklists in the article should be printed and given to all family members, it has some great advice. Just so you all understand this is not just a border problem, these virtual kidnappers and dialing for dollars all over the USA. But it looks like the Valley is having another wave of them. Read the article, and keep the two FBI checklists printed or on your phone so you can use them or help someone else with the issue. If you can call the police or FBI number to report the incident, this is so they can track how big the problem is and to understand who is being targeted again. You never know you maybe the call that allows the FBI or local Police to catch some of them.
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Jury award in plant shooting emphasizes the need for proper security controls

The over 40 million dollar award would exceed most guard company insurance and put them in bankruptcy. In the case it was pointed out that the supervisor of the guard company was shown on video running and hiding, not warning people. This shooting in Kansas last night needs to be watched for how the civil case action will play out. A lot will rest with what actions regarding active shooter training and planning was in place. One place to start is with reviewing what training your security guards have received, and what your contract with them says they should have. Having at least one supervisor on duty at all times taking the FEMA online active shooter certified course is a good start. Having all supervisors listed as on the job trainers, would be the next step. But you need to start now today before your clients have an incident.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Charging Into a Hail of Gunfire - Law Officer

This is what brave Police Officers do, do you want to do it instead?
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I got hacked mid-air while writing an Apple-FBI story

So we add American Airlines free WIFI to the espionage opportunities of other free WIFI access. Starbucks, Hotel's even McDonald's, all are setups for Espionage Hackers. The Phones once hit, can work against you everywhere in the world.
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Will ISIS Launch a Mass Drone Attack on a Stadium? - The Daily Beast

Is a ISIS Geek attack close to being a reality? I am not sure it would be all that effective at killing people, but it would do a great job of spreading terror. Even a single small off the shelf drone could put a terrorist fear in a City Stadium. I would then look for a knee jerk over reaction by the Government on Drones, that will make a 2nd amendment action look tame. I see things like this in the Palestine Territories who ban most model airplane use or also banning binoculars.
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Visualizing Mexico's drug cartels: A roundup of maps - Storybench

Story Book, here is a way to view many of the Cartel Maps from different sources in one place. It also is a great way to get a very good update on what is going on in Mexico.
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Former Software Company Employee Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Sending Damaging Computer Code to Company Servers | OPA | Department of Justice

Great work DOJ, more of these will bring a lot of cyber damage folks to think more about this type of attack. Most feel nothing will happen to them. 30 months for a cyber geek will be like 30 years to a drug dealer off the streets.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Shattered - Risk Scenario

This is not a real scenario, but was offered to show, in my mind a worst case scenario. I have not seen an active shooter situation that the Police did not clear the area. So most of the legal issues outlined here probably would not happen. But it is paramount that every company and or facility have a basic active shooter plan and training. Using the FEMA active shooter on line training mixed with the training and plan development materials is a great way to cover a lot of legal liability issues. If you need further assistance please contact CTI, we have specialists available to help you.
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Swarmed - Risk Scenario

Risk has to be looked at from many different views. Some of these legal liability situations could not be anticipated, but the core issues need to be addressed
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Being a journalist in Mexico is getting even more dangerous - The Washington Post

Protecting our Press is part of what makes the USA Great, Mexico needs to understand that. Press that go to war zones Know the risk they are taking, but if you are just working in your community, they they deserve protection. My hat is off to all the brave Press that have died trying to make Mexico a safer place to live.
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Warren Weinstein US drone strike death: Wife Elaine speaks of hardship

This is a constant threat to anyone from the US working for NGO's under any sponsor from US Aid to other private grant NGO's in high threat areas. CTI has worked on these type of contracts from the Gaza strip to South and Central America. No one tells you going in you are not at risk, as I am certain this gentleman was told of the risks going in. In many cases the reason NGO's (Non Government Organization) are used is that it is to dangerous for the US Government to send in Government Employee's. It is very unfair to go into these situations, knowing the risk, and then complaining to our Government when things happen. You take the risk you take the pay, and you really need to know you are on your own. When the wife was advised to offer a very low counter offer, she really should have taken the advice. Her method of negotiation put every NGO working over there in more danger of being kidnapped. She had paid so much more than she could afford, and still the kidnappers only wanted more. They had already watched her counter offer of all she could afford, less than 30 thousand dollars, to expand to over 250 thousand dollars that she pleaded with everyone she knew to give her. That a drone strike had killed her husband was terrible, but not the American Drone pilots fault, it is the risk the brave gentleman had taken gone in. To hold off bombing ISIS facilities until you are 100 percent sure no non ISIS people will die, just puts more people in danger. I think it is a great tragedy that it happen, but to fault the US Government or the drone pilot is a tragedy as well. No one wants innocents hurt, but the reason we have people fighting over there is to protect the innocents at home. 911 happen in part because we waited to long to take out the perpetrators because we wanted a clean kill with no innocents hurt. Terrorists killed Mr. Weinstein, not a drone strike.
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Camden Police Warn Of Kidnapping Phone Scam « CBS Philly

These scams normally are targeted against communities of immigrants, and often illegal immigrants, people that do not trust the Police. Where Camden Police have chosen to go public with this scam, many communities effected do not. This type of scam happens along the border towns with Mexico constantly, but normally are not even reported to police. CTI has worked these scams with clients from the Rio Grand Valley to Chicago. CTI always points out that if the FBI is called, they can advise them, that these scams usually come in waves of hundreds, hitting entire cities. Normally if the scam is not paying off well, they up the game to actually do some basic surveillance and or social media investigations to provide the victim with more personal information that substantiates the fact that they are actually working up the kidnapping. Still the scam stays the same, you are directed to pay up and quickly, before you can figure out it is a scam. You need to advise members of your community that are at risk. So far CTI has found this type of scam being used in virtually any immigrant communities. For the scam to work, people have to be ignorant of the way the scam works. It often targets families that do not speak English well, they are even less likely to report the scam. It is not just Latino communities that are targeted, Russian, Chinese even African immigrant communities have been targeted as well. Russian scams often use family members back in the home countries have been taken. Since this does often happen with Russian immigrants for real, it works pretty well. The best way to combat this problem is to let as many people know as possible. It only works if you think it is only happening to you.
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Mexican cartels that are feeding America’s drug habit - Business Insider

Here are the main Mexican Cartels working inside the USA, it needs to be pointed out that one of the Cartels is making quite a name for itself by manufacturing AR-15 rifles for sale in the USA as well as around the world. :During a raid in October 2015, investigators found evidence that CJNG members were making their own AR-15 assault rifles with "highly sophisticated machinery," according to Jalisco Attorney General Luis Carlos Najera.
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Mexico has recognized these 7 emerging cartels - Business Insider

As in any Business, as the head dies, the fight for control often leads to a breakup and more competition develops. One of the most interesting of the new Cartels is the "Cartel del Aeropuerto" ("Airport Cartel") another is the "Cartel de los Precursores Quimicos" ("The Precursor Chemical Cartel") both will probably be taken over by one of the larger, or more than one of the larger Cartels fairly soon. There is only a limited amount of money available, and these new cartels spread it to thin. Look for a big surge in violence as this situation sorts itself out.
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Warning — Linux Mint Website Hacked and ISOs replaced with Backdoored Operating System

Please share with anyone trying to transition to Linux. We are hearing rumors of bootlegged Windows XT versions being backdoored as well. This is sort of the ultimate hack.
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U.S. Special Forces Take On Street Violence That Drives Illegal Immigration - WSJ

Now this is a US program that really addresses the problem. We need to fund more of this type of US Aid.
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Oil Thefts Surge in Mexico As Cartels Become Specialized | TIME

For all the folks that say legalizing drugs will stop the cartels please read this article. This is also a issue with economic development for Mexico. Mexico even with the depressed market value, should be seeing a windfall of revenue to the tax base of Mexico to help them make life better for Mexicans. But it is suspected that corrupt Mexican officials can not get enough money from the oil transactions once it gets into the tax base. So they are helping the Cartels steal the oil for larger profits in a split with the Cartels. In any case the Oil needs to be a way to get a better life for the Mexican citizens, not what it has become, another Cartel Profit center.
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Friday, February 19, 2016

Detectives Investigate Burglaries in Townhouse Communities Along Randolph Road; Photograph of Suspects Released | Montgomery County, MD Police – Press Releases

This is a social media success, a photo taken by a store camera was shared around the internet and used to find the first suspect, that led to others, all being arrested. We really need to use all types of social media more and more to help police catch them.
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Aggravated Robbery - Stripes Near Edinburg - YouTube

We need to get these guys off the street, perfect work for Facebook followers. The guys are wearing masks, but do not stress on recognizing the faces, look at the way they move, we tend to think we need to see faces to recognize people. Tests have shown it is more a validation, we recognize people by the way they move, and to some extent the way they talk and move together. So look at the video, and just watch the way they move. Then turn away from the video, and listen to them talk. Now go back and watch the way they move together, run it a few times. If you know them it will come to you. We need to get this in front of as many people that we can. Social media is becoming a major way to find and get these bad guys off the streets. In Maryland last month a face book post helped capture a gang of burglers. Once the one person was identified by a face book post, the police quickly wrapped up a 7 person gang of Burglers and arrests where made and a lot of the stolen items identified.
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

With all the talk of Hacking Alarm systems CTI would like to suggest you have them tested regularly.


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 You want a firm that will not expose you to liability, but still insure your system is doing what you need it to do. If you have a contract with an alarm company, the contract also needs to be reviewed to insure they are providing the services you are paying for.

CTI also does this auditing or testing, of Access Control Systems as well as CCTV and Physical Security like locks, lights and other associated Security Systems. Periodically having your Guard Contracts audited or reviewed is also a good practice. Just reviewing what you contracted for training and what the guards get is very valuable.

In to many cases CTI is brought in after and incident, and simple things like contacts that do not work, or locks that have gone bad, or even quick hires for the guard force that do not have the proper training can expose you to legal liability. For instance a CCTV system that has not been working or is not showing the needed picture because of an exterior light that is out is quickly fixed, but only if you check your system regularly.

CTI has conducted Access Control System Audits that have found fired employee's still gaining access. In one case it was due to a system failure that required it to use it's backup data. The four fired individuals did not get deleted from the back up systems and when in came back on line their access to the building was granted. After they had stolen computers and other equipment, and investigation was started, during the time of the internal investigation, a rape occurred. Now the building has opened itself up for a negligent security court case.

Inspections or audits will not always stop these things from happening, but can help limit your exposure and protect you, your stall, and your clients. Give us a call, we can give you a quick quote for conducting what ever service you need.

For those looking for a few days in the field as a great training and tourist jaunt. Here is an old map of the OSS Training sites in the MD, Va, and DC area.


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300,000 American Homes Open To Hacks Of 'Unfixable' SimpliSafe Alarm

This vulnerability is real, and needs to be addressed, by both the company and its users. Please read where virtually every Internet based or accessible alarm is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Not to bring this problem into the conspiracy theory level, but every alarm system ever made can be beaten, given enough time, and resources. These new IP based alarms are perhaps a little more vulnerable, but every thing in your home or office, that is IP accessible, especially wireless IP, brings more vulnerability. Before you throw out these alarm systems, increase your awareness to your security. Test, your system, you should be doing this anyhow. Very large companies have CTI conduct tests of there systems at least yearly. CTI has found everything thing from alarm contacts on company safes bypassed, so they always show secure, too alarm sensors painted over so they never detected anything. The alarm contact bypass was done by the companies very large alarm company. A simple bypass was done for one evening till the service tech, could return the next day to replace the contact. He was involved in a car accident and a DWI that night, fired while still in the hospital, and the contact was not replaced for 4 years. On the painted over sensor, it was a simple office repainting, three years before that covered the sensor. This is all too say test your system periodically. If your alarm system is doing strange things, test it. If you can open a Window and the alarm system doesn't detect it then your system may have been compromised, or stopped working. Do the same with the alarm readout. If you are randomly, periodically, testing your system the bad guys will have to be worried about you catching them. Can they still get you, yes, but if I want to beat any alarm system, I can. So CTI's recommendation is to test any alarm system, if you don't know how, contact a Security Specialist, not your alarm company to test it, and show you how to. Would I buy a Simply Safe alarm, probably not till they fix the problems, but remember Microsoft has to fix problems on almost a daily basis, so any fix, still needs to be tested regularly.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

University of Memphis Strengthens Building Security -- Security Today

This is a great move by the University of Memphis, one that every University would be recommended to follow. It is not a silver bullet, but it does give the University a step up on security. Access control has far too many pluses to ignore.
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Monday, February 15, 2016

Characterization of Weapons used in Stab/Slash Attacks

This is a report done for the NCJRS grant program, this is on Weapons used in Stab and Slash Attacks. Boring but very in depth on the subject.
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Inside Harvey Levin’s TMZ - The New Yorker

The investigative power and reach of TMZ and a very few other dirt magazines is somewhere between a 3 rd world power and can exceed the US Governments power in certain areas. They have a game plan that allows them to both hurt your clients and twist stories in anyway they want. Once you get targeted, you need to be ready to play very hard ball with them. Just getting into their sights can be devastating, and not looking like you are a story is usually your best defense. Pointing to another story can be another defense, just remember they will be back at you when they need another story.
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Employer can—and should—investigate off-duty dispute between employees | HR Hero Line

This is a very tricky area, and both lawyers and courts have come down on each side of the issue. Court cases stating the Company did not have the responsibility nor even in some cases the right to investigate off premise employee behavior to include possible violence. But in some cases it has been a factor of monetary liability if the Company did not take what are called reasonable inquiries into the safety of an employee involved in what could turn into work place violence. A company policy on the subject is not recommended and all actions should be on a case by case basis. But it is another area we in the Security Profession need to be aware of.
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Workplace Violence Prevention in the Age of the ‘Active Shooter’ | Littler Mendelson P.C.

Having a Work Place Violence Team and a Plan is just good business, but these new pushes are aimed at finding firms at legal fault for any occurrence of work place violence. If your read the new California OSHA Standards going into effect on July 1, 2016 just a few months away, the statement it is immaterial if the person effected was actually hurt, or even in the actual action. Which just allows all the people on premises to file a legal action against the Facility. It would be possible to have class action suite stemming from any workplace violence action. I am not sure the train can be slowed at this point, so all of our clients need to start documenting and training they have offered, as well as actions they have taken to help protect it's staff and clients. Using the FEMA Active Shooter on line class is a good start, require all staff that take the course to supply human resources with the certificate of training. FEMA also has a workplace violence training program on line as well.
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Victimization, ways not to be one CPTED is one of the them

Psychologists have been using a Risk Analysis approach to try and prevent violence before it happens There have been some successes.
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USA: Families of Mexican drug cartel violence victims sue HSBC in US court over alleged involvement in money laundering | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

All Banks need to be alert to this type of Legal action, it will need to be able to prove a negative, that none of their clients are affiliated with Cartel money laundering. Once this suite is settled in anyway that makes the victims and their Lawyers money, and it most certainly will, then the rest of the banks are soft targets for them. Expect Banks to take even more precautions, for sure down along the border with Mexico.
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Cal/OSHA Proposes Workplace Violence Prevention Standards in Health Care | Jackson Lewis

As Of July 1, 2016 California OSHA has proposed a number of standards, that will effect Hospitals, as of now there are no Federal OSHA standards for Workplace Violence Prevention Standards, but this California Standard was pushed by the Labor Unions of Healthcare workers, and will probably in some way make it into the National Standards. For those of you working Health Care Security in California, this is something you really need to prepare for. It is going to provide a huge liability for all Health Care Facilities, one that is going to be very expensive to mitigate. I would expect to see these standards as part of legal actions in Health Care Facilities as soon as they go into effect in California, since when there is no standard, they legal system usually uses what is available. It could actually be used in any Work Place Violence situation as a reasonable standard for use. The reasonable part will be established as the cases in California start to be pushed through the Courts. For all of us these standards need be analysed for ways we can put them into action. The last debate on this Standard was late last year, so I do not expect a lot of changes before it goes into effect. This Standard says we in the Security Industry have what amounts to security solutions for all workplace violence.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Politie zet roofvogels in om vijandige drones uit de lucht te halen

Drones have met their match, the eagle can take them down very easily
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Video shows airport workers with laptop used in Somalia in-flight jet blast - CNN.com

TrentonScottH : Somali officials: Airline bomber may have hidden explosives in laptop, had inside help | https://t.co/On41uoITcu #aviationsecurity
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Monday, February 8, 2016

Narco Negotiations Blamed for Mexico Birthday Party Massacre

These types of Narco Negotiations are necessary for progress to be made, but conducting them at a Child's Birthday Party does not sound like a good move. It certainly backfired in this case. 9 people died and nothing was accomplished, It does not bode well for what is looking to be a very violent spring and summer. Cartels bottom lines have been effected by same economic conditions the world is facing. To include the down turn in Oil prices. Cartels have to make budgets as well as everyone else, and with lower income, they face the same management problems. Expansion is part of business, it makes room for people to move up in the ranks. Some are breaking out into new businesses like extortion on the US side of the border as well as extended kidnapping, others are expanding into new markets, with Europe and all of Russia. A new cost cutting move by Mexico's Cartels are to give Russian Mafia's more access in Mexico to drugs, with them taking on the costs of smuggling and distribution of drugs. This was pretty much the way Mexico took over a lot of the Colombian Cartels costs years past. But in the case of the Russian deals, they are if possible even more violent than the Mexican Cartels, and we can all expect large spikes of violence as this new system shakes. out.
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This gel can make you stop bleeding instantly

Now this is great science, and could save a lot of lives, every security person that works in the field needs to check this out. Coming to a Medical near you soon.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Tactical Pen: Mightier Than The Sword

I am not sure they are mightier than a sword, but they might give you the edge you need in getting out of a jam. So far hearing from students they have passed the TSA not being taken tests around the USA, but I would be careful. kubotan's are the closest weapon to these I can think, of but it takes a bit of training to use one even somewhat effectively. Using the Pen as a poking and jabbing weapon is usually the best you are going to get. There are some pressure point's you can use them on, but I would stick with using these to just add to your close quarters, get away moves. Although hand and finger pressure points and jabs are quite effective as well. Yawara stick started life as a religious artifact known as a Vajra or Dorge. but many times gets mixed in with the Kubotan, and many of the pressure points and strikes are close to being the same, to the point they are often taught as being the same thing. Others will tell you how different they are, yawara sticks I am familiar with are more molded in shape for the hand, where Kubotans are usually straight. In any case and edge any edge in a fight, that may allow you to escape an attacker is good by me. In any case a tactical pen can put you in the right mindset for awareness and defense.
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Russian-Jewish mafia helping Mexican cartels smuggle drugs into U.S. - Radio Islam

Here is a fairly new twist, if there is any group more violent than the Mexican Cartels it is the Russians, and now they are working together and trading methods of laundering money as well as how to enforce the distributiion in the USA and EU better. Stay tuned for much more violence as these affiliations are worked out.
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Human Trafficking training will now be taught at Ohio airport to all staff, great move Ohio
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Seven-month-old baby slain by gang horrifies Mexican web users

This murder has become the poster child for rallying anti Cartel protests and social media protests. What is not said is that way to often the Cartel killers if they feel slighted, have gone into homes and killed everyone in the family, Grand Parents to Babies in cribs, along with everyone else in the house. Police all to often see this type of reaction when they do their jobs, by the time they can get to their homes everyone is dead. In other cases even if the Soldier or Policeman is killed in the action against the Cartel, they still go and kill all the family to make sure other Police or Soldiers do not take up arms against the Cartels.
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Somali Jet Blast May Have Been Caused by Suicide Bomber

TrentonScottH : Somali jet explosion likely caused by suicide bomb attempt. Only suspected bomber was killed. #aviationsecurity https://t.co/BtmFf784uS
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Explosion rips hole in commercial jet

We need to keep an eye on this investigation, it has a similar look as the Ramsi Yousef practice run for his byjoinka plot, where a Japanese passenger was killed and ejected by a bomb. We never saw what would have happen if Richard Reid the Shoe bomber had been successful, but it probably would have looked a lot like this as well. If Reid had placed his shoes up to the side of the plane when set off, it may well have resulted in a death and damage like this.
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Conversation: The Long History of KGB Retribution

Stratfor is one of my go to companies for Intel and background on incidents we see around the world. This is a brief video of some highlights of KGB Retribution, which carries on today under a different name. There are many more incidents that are still classified, and probably will remain so, some are referenced in writings from former KGB operatives, but they only know about the ones they either heard of or had something to do with. Reading a lot of them, a few appear to be figments of just stories that had gotten retold a number of times. But a lot have at least a basis in truth. I was at a meeting on chemical and biological attacks in DC a few years ago, and met with some Russians, former Soviets that sat with me and talked of some of their programs. Most where a lot like the US programs, they were more ideas than actual developed programs. Some were beyond dangerous to them selves as well as what to who they wanted to attack. One was a simple air wick type room deodorizer that was plugged in and then would melt the wax protective shield, and start the vapor in the room. We talked about it and found they also could not find a way to safely use it. If they would have ever thought of using it. It is also true that the Soviets did use and it looks like still use radioactive powders and even chunks of metal to kill, mainly their own people. But with this said, reviewing a number of Nuclear sites in Russia, they have such a waste control problem that many could just have breathed in enough vaporized radioactive waste to make everything from Scientist to Security at the sites sick. Add to that the just accidents the Soviets have had over the years, makes for a lot of stories of them attacking their own people. I would believe any of those large scale attacks ended with the death of Stalin. If you get a chance visit the Spy Museum in DC, it shows both other countries spy gear as well as some of our own. It is well worth the visit.
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The Staggering Death Toll of Mexico's Drug War

The US has to recognize what is going on South of our Border. Deaths in Mexico's drug war have topped those in both Afghanistan and Iraq combined in the last few years. Add to that the equal number just missing and never seen again, it doubles. The USA has to get over this myth that it is our fault for buying the drugs from Mexico, and sending guns back down. It is just that a myth, the vast majority of it's guns come from Mexico itself, and drugs come in as needed to the USA, Columbia did and does, Afghanistan did and does, France and Italy did and does. The AK-47 and it's variants used so much in Mexico come from overseas directly to Mexico, as well as from the rest of South and Central America. Both the Russians and now the Russians and Chinese dump over a hundred thousand cheap AK's into South and Central America to keep fermenting violence in the region. They are cheap and easy to maintain so teams in the region do not have to keep them clean, they just dump them and get another. Now up along the border the Mid to high level Cartel members can afford the expense of weapons for them selves as well as some of their members. But at a cost of over two to three thousand for a simple AK-47, over the one to max 200 dollars spent for them from South America, well you do the math. T The other little secret the Mexican Govt. does not tell anyone is the three for sure, up to 12 gun factories operating in Mexico. Yes there is only one official gun store in Mexico, but they make a lot of weapons and bullets to go with them. H&K has sued Mexico over the royalty checks they should be getting. The reason the Mexican Govt is making at least double the amount of weapons they pay royalty for. Mexico keeps them at bay by buying weapons for Police and Military directly from H&K when the law suites get to close to going to trial. Mexico also has it's own weapons design for manufacture. They sell a knock off of a large H&K rifle, once again H&K was going to sue, till they saw the short cuts, the Mexican Govt. had made to the manufacture of the knock off, they made the weapon so dangerous, H&K did not even want to be associated with it. (the weapon is so dangerous, Mexico only uses them for ceremonials) The also make a small machine pistol, that can be full auto, they are on version 3, it is good enough that they are starting to be seen in LA and New York used by street gangs affiliated with the Cartels. So USA if that will help your guilt Mexico is exporting weapons to the USA as well now days. Here is another little secret for most of the Cartels drugs are not the main money source now days, everything from human trafficking, to CD counterfeits make up the majority of sales, when you add in the sale of Oil thefts, and kidnapping and extortion, drugs are becoming more of a sideline.
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