"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Monday, December 17, 2007

Rashid Rauf - MI5/6/7/8/9 contact in Massive Airline Terrist Killer Liquid Mascara plot ..."escapes" from Pakistani Jail ..Ho.Ho.Ho.

The UK Gubment were trying to extradite Rashid Rauf,26 the alleged British terrorist mastermind behind a plot to simultaneously blow up at least 10 transatlantic airliners from Pakistan. He is also related by marriage to Jaish-e-Mohammad (an Islamist militant group )founder Maulana Masood Azhar.

Rauf was arrested in Bahawalpur in August 2006 on a tip-off from British investigators the day immediately prior to the mass arrests in the "great airline teror plot" which included his brother Tayib Rauf...who was later released (along with many others) without being charged.

Apparently he "slipped his handcuffs" and fled after appearing at a court in Islamabad, Pakistan,yesterday where he was fighting extradition because he was wanted in the UK for questioning in connection with the murder of his uncle in Birmingham in 2002. He was being guarded by 2 policemen. Rauf’s lawyer, Hashmat Habib, has sought to block the move, saying the two countries do not have an extradition treaty.(Which is correct)

Pakistani authorities dropped all terror charges against Rauf on December 13th but he was accused of possessing forged travel and identity documents and bomb-making materials.

“We are still trying to ascertain where he managed to escape,” Interior Secretary Kamal Shah said, adding it was unclear if Rauf slipped away at the court complex or en route to jail. Superintendent of Police Nasir Aftab said Rauf escaped at 2.30 pm “but the policemen reported the matter very late to us”. The two constables are being interrogated.

The British High Commission said it was in close touch with Pakistani authorities. Ambassador Robert Brinkely had spoken to Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz. Pakistan has assured Britain that the suspect’s capture was a “priority”.

Last week Faiz Baluch, 25, and Hyrbyair Marri, 39 — both of London — were arrested and jointly charged under UK Terrorism Act "with inciting another person to commit an act of terrorism "wholly or partly outside the UK".. Both claim they are peaceful activists calling for the independence of the Pakistani province of Baluchistan. Authorities deny there was any attempt to do a deal to swap these two with Rauf...who is also wanted by US authorities who want to torture him.

The Guradian reported that earlier this year lawyers from the Crown Prosecution Service flew to Islamabad to help the Pakistani authorities prepare extradition papers for up to eight Baluchi nationalists living in the UK.

Rauf was of course a contact of the UK security services MI5 / MI6 take your pick.

See Angirfaan for details of more "escaped" Muslim infiltrators/terrists/conspirators/ Fascist Jihadists - Jamal al-Badawi, Omar al-Faruq, Haroon Rashid Aswat

See Also The Curious Case of Rashid Rauf

...and the Baluch Blog


Anonymous said...

I notice that this piece has the label 'terrists in the pay of the state'.

Some important changes to the law with respect to 'terrists in the pay of the state' are being rushed through parliament without proper scrutiny.

The amendment to the Terrorism Act 2000 applies to Section 21 - (terrorist) co-operation with the police, which says it all really.

Shutter said...

Thanks. One of the many subtle (and often not so subtle) changes that inexorably hand powers of intrusion to the State - in this case allowing immunity to people involved in criminal activity without all that tiresome busines of involving the CPS etc.,

aangirfan said...


Anonymous said...

Postman, what about these British bureaucrats selling data disks to the US for its microspying ends? 3 million UK learner permit records filched (sold) in Washington DC? WTF???

Shutter said...

Why worry little chicken the whole of the database of the UK Police fingerprints is held by Grumman Northrop in Mayrland.

The Police Information Technology Organisation (PITO) have supported UK law enforcement bodies for the last 10 years. From April 2007 a single organisation, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), will replace all the existing national policing organisations such as PITO.

The Information Systems Strategy for the Police Sevice ( ISS4PS) was officially launched on the 24th July 2006. One of the clearly defined goals of ISS4PS is :
Police IT will be managed under a single governance structure, (NPIA) with clearly defined responsibilities.

PITO used to be responsible for the National Automated Fingerprint Identification System (NAFIS) . In 2001 the huge US defence Contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation introduced Livescan allowing live fingerprint capture with direct transmission of the digital images to NAFIS, enabling an immediate identification (‘live ID’)

PITO's Director of Identification, is Dr Fred Preston who In the 1990s spent nearly 4 years working with the FBI, in the US, developing and implementing the United States Federal fingerprint system, Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) for which Grumman Northrop were major contractors. IAFIS went live nationwide in the US in 1999 with 48 million records. Dr. Preston’s many international connections include promotion of standards for the exchange of information for law enforcement, and he chairs the Interpol AFIS Experts Groups.

In 2000, the US Congress directed the US Department of Justice to develop a plan to integrate the INS Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS).

IN 2001 Grumman Northrop were contracted for 5 years (US$14.5 Mn contract) to integrate for the US Department of Justice the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) Automated Biometric Identification System (IDENT) and the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). When completed, it was stated , the new system will allow federal officials to conduct background checks on illegal immigrants more quickly, efficiently and accurately.

In 2004 the IDENT1 platform developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (INS Automated Biometric Identification System) was introduced by PITO. In April 2005 the first major project milestone was achieved – start of IDENT1 Service and Transfer of Responsibility (TOR) from NAFIS and Scottish Livescan services to IDENT1

The upgrade of all bureau hardware to IDENT1 strategic platform was completed by November 2005.

By July 2007 it is intended that the Strategic Information Services Platform (SISP) platform to enable biometric identification and links to criminal justice and public safety agencies will be fully installed.


Being able to identify one person from many is a cornerstone of policing.

PITO-inspired technology now lets the authorities do this faster and more accurately than ever. IDENT1, supersedes NAFIS, adds increasingly sophisticated identification techniques to the existing platform, while ensuring business continuity of the existing service to police.

see for more detailed info


see also


The Government is planning developing an "Information Sharing Index" which will identify every child in England . It will cost a total £224m over the next three years. This includes the cost of ensuring the original data supplied to the index is accurate ( Qua ?), that there are robust systems in place to ensure security, and that staff are trained to use the index properly. Operating costs will be £41m per year.It is due to go live by end 2008. etc etc...

Anteon is a General Dynamics company Delivering End-to-End Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) compliance. General Dynamics is a huge supplier to the military in the US - why should you be interested ?

HSPD-12 ? ...on August 27, 2004, the President signed HSPD-12 “Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors” into effect. The Directive requires the development and implementation of a mandatory, US Government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of identification for Federal employees and contractors.

Forthcoming deadlines include:

* October 27, 2006 – Commence FIPS 201, Part 2 compliance ; requiring the use of identity credentials for all new employees and contractors consistent with the Part II of the FIPS 201 Standard
* October 27, 2007 – Bring all existing employees and contractors into compliance including verification and/or complete background checks

Anteon claim their solutions are fully integrated, interoperable solutions that are both mobile and tactical, making drive-up credentialing (that means checking) and rapid onsite response available wherever and whenever you need it.... sounds just the thing a Gubment needs.

Get a brochure ....Mr. Ray Donahue.VP (703) 813-8453 rdonahue@anteon.com

Anteon (UK) is located on Newark Road Peterborough with 12,000 sq ft of office and training accommodation and 23,000 sq ft of engineering floorspace. The website claims the company

"Design, build, integration, supply and refurbishment of deployable and shelterised (WTF?) systems. The development and supply of biometric credential systems. Supply of imagery exploitation software and IT systems integration. Training and maintenance on supplied products and services."

Anteon (UK) have developed the Veri-cool system for fingerprint registration of schoolchildren (yes fingerprint) which can help combat (?) truancy and improve school efficiency with fast (?) simple student attendance registration, this also integrates with powerful software for:

1. Enrolment

2. Class Registration

3. Automated Guardian Alert
...identify absentees of a typical school in seconds, Detailed Parent or Guardian contact information is displayed for contact via SMS text, email or telephone in the fastest way possible. Using a UK network for texting provided by Netsecrets, a Parent or Guardian can be contacted in under 20 seconds, and they then have the option to call or text back to the school to confirm receipt of the message.

4. School-wide Absence Module

Probably most interesting is that Anteon (UK)/ Veri-Cool is a Technical partner to Capita Education Services who claim a client base of over 22,500 UK schools of which at least 5,000 use the latest .net software fully compatible with VeriCool readers and software.Paul Coase, Business Manager will tell you more 01733 296877 - sales@vericool.co.uk ... so far it doesn't seem to include Time & Attendance data for staff, teachers, cleaners, secretaries etc.,


There ... now do you feel better ?

(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish