This post is primarily for researchers who wish to explore some curious connections in staged-deception events. Our focus is on the May 26 story of the alleged fatal stabbing of two “good Samaritans” aboard a Tri-Met train in Portland, Ore.
NPR: Police say the disturbance began when a man on a light-rail train “began yelling various remarks that would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions.” Among the subjects of his diatribe were two young women who appeared to be Muslim; one was wearing a hijab.
“In the midst of his ranting and raving, some people approached him and appeared to try to intervene with his behavior and some of the people that he was yelling at,” Sgt. Pete Simpson told The Oregonian. “They were attacked viciously.”
The suspect stabbed three men before fleeing the train; police located him and took him into custody.
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Rather than examine the numerous anomalies of this Portland event, let’s instead focus on the curious connections of some of the primary people involved.
Stabbing victims Ricky John Best, 53, and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, 23, were 2014, he ran for political office, vying to become the commissioner of Clackamas County.. Best reportedly served 23 years in the U.S. military, working as a platoon sergeant in both Iraq and Afghanistan; and in
Apparently “mad” Jeremy Christian was skilled enough with a knife to inflict critical wounds on not one, but three men, including a veteran professional soldier? Naturally, there is no CCTV footage available to show how this was possible.
But it’s the associations of Namkai-Meche that are the most eye-opening. News media revealed that he was an employee of Cadmus Group.
Cadmus (headquartered in Boston and with an office in Portland) reveals its Department of Homeland Security involvement on its website. In 2016, Cadmus purchased Obsidian Analysis in Washington, D.C. In other words, Obsidian is now under the umbrella of Cadmus.
According to Obsidian, it provides expert, professional and relevant exercises, training and education to clients in both the government and the private sector. It supports and develops high-impact crisis simulations and exercises across a variety of security and resilience challenges, including cyber security, natural hazards, terrorist attacks, as well as climate adaptation. It applies methodology to help organizations test plans, evaluate capabilities and assess relationships among key partners and stakeholders. Obsidian has developed, executed, and evaluated 155 crisis simulations and exercises from the local level through the federal. Note the pyramid in their corporate logo shown at right.
Obsidian’s “leadership team” comprises 20 people (16 men, 4 women), many of whom are former employees of BAE Systems (formerly Detica and DFI Government Services). Others were associated with federal government alphabet agencies, such as the DHS, NSA and FEMA.
Note on BAE Systems: BAE Systems is a British multinational defense, security and aerospace company headquartered in London, with operations worldwide. It is among the world’s largest defense contractors — the second-largest based on applicable 2012 revenues. Its largest operations are in the U.K. and U.S., and it is one of the six largest suppliers to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Obsidian received some attention from staged deception researchers following Alex Jones’ 2014 interview of Wolfgang Halbig, a school security consultant and former state trooper. Halbig stated that Obsidian “wrote the script” for the fake Sandy Hook school massacre of Dec. 14, 2012. Halbig has as much institutional knowledge and background [see] on Sandy Hook as anyone in the world.
Another major researcher into the staged-deception question is Ole Dammegard. He suspects a London-based outfit called Crisis Solutions is behind many of the larger events. A longer interview on this topic can be found in the video located in right column of this page. Dammegard notes, as we have, the liberal use of CGI and pre-event filming.
On its website, Crisis Solutions glowingly describes its biggest “exercise” yet.
The largest simulation exercise in which Crisis Solutions had ever been involved was about to get underway. We were in a glass-fronted room in a tower block overlooking London with close to one hundred people. This was the exercise command centre and the hub of what was about to unfold.
A young man in a dark business suit rose to his feet and said: “We go live in ten seconds”. A hush descended on the room, which was abruptly broken by the insistent music of a simulated TV news bulletin. All over London, elsewhere in the UK and across the world, more than 80 corporate crisis teams were simultaneously seeing the same streamed news and the exercise was under way.
The purpose of the exercise was nothing less than to test the financial sector’s resilience to a coordinated terror attack. Given the government departments and major international companies involved it was pretty clear success was the only acceptable outcome. To add to the pressure, international observers were also in attendance so the stakes were high.
The Internet was used to create a multi-channel interactive experience for the participants so that, during the course of the exercise more than 2000 players from more than 80 companies were able to rehearse their roles in a highly realistic environment. A series of live websites were created to give all the players the same information at exactly the same time representing news media, financial data, and information from the emergency services.
During the three-hour exercise, the websites handled more than 15 gigabytes of data on more than 200 pages. The financial data site contained 480 constantly changing graphs and there was a page update every two minutes. There were also around 3,500 downloads of individual video files from the news site.
By the end of the exercise all the corporate teams had had the opportunity to rehearse their roles and were better able to understand how their planned responses influenced, or were influenced by, others’ actions. Participant feedback was highly positive and the post-exercise report identified valuable lessons that were subsequently embedded within the exercise participant community so that resilience was enhanced.
Below is a promo from Crisis Solutions’ website on their proprietary “Crisis Cloud” product. Nothing to see here, move along?