Drugs & Nukes: Never Saw Nothing Again

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Drugs & Nukes: Never Saw Nothing Again

Postby Iroquois » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:46 pm

It's discomforting to find even apparently/hopefully happenstance evidence of a nexus between the seedy, mercenary underworld of drug dealers and the justifiably highly restricted world of nuclear energy and weapons technology. But, some may remember Jeff's blog entry on another intersection between these two worlds that one would otherwise think/hope would be many worlds apart: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://rigorousintuition.blogspot.com/2006/04/never-saw-nothing-at-all_20.html">rigorousintuition.blogspo...ll_20.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>Here's coverage from POGO [Project On Government Oversight]:<br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Los Alamos: Meth, Classified Docs and Nukes</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>With the latest incident at Los Alamos National Laboratory--birthplace of the atomic bomb--we wonder: Could you sneak away classified documents like drug dealers sling methamphetamine? Since a drug bust at a Los Alamos trailer home last week, where authorities also found a Lab flash drive with classified documents in the trailer we are told, you have to ask that question. A man was arrested for dealing meth and for domestic violence, and there has been a connection to a Los Alamos contractor.<br><br>Secretary of Energy Bodman was briefed this morning about the drug raid and was reportedly furious.<br><br>The Los Alamos Monitor reported on a methamphetamine drug raid last week which appears to be the initial encounter which led the authorities to conduct the raid on Friday. The Monitor reports that police were “responding to a 4:16 p.m. call from a neighbor alerting them to loud arguing occurring inside the house when they discovered pipes and other paraphernalia and “hazardous meth lab components. The article includes details about what, who, where of this initial incident.<br><br>According to unconfirmed sources, a person who was connected to the drug raid worked for a subcontractor of KSL, a company that provides maintenance for Los Alamos. KSL helpfully lists its subcontractors on their website.<br><br>According to the KSL website: Awarded the Los Alamos National Labs Support Services Contract in 2003, KSL provides services support for the three main contractors at LANL:<br><br>--Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. Government Operations;<br><br>--Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.;<br><br>--and Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc.<br><br>Together, these four companies provide over 75% of the Los Alamos National Labs work force providing multiple services varying from simple custodial workers to nuclear scientists and technicians. With an exemplary safety record and a proven history of success KSL has intertwined itself with Los Alamos National Labs providing a steadfast commitment to supporting partnerships in the economic, academic, and cultural life of the New Mexico region.<br><br>Ironically, the Los Alamos Lab's public affairs office published a puff piece in August 2004 that quotes KSL Services General Manger Ed Burckle saying "we must never lose sight that the overriding concern during the resumption process is to ensure we have re-examined our procedures for safety, security and compliance and that all employees have been trained and qualified to perform their duties."<br><br>-- Beth Daley<br><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2006/10/los_alamos_meth.html">pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo..._meth.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>CREM de Meth</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>The Los Alamos County Police Department is holding a press conference right now (3:45 p.m. EST) on the meth lab drug raid which surfaced Classified Removable Electronic Media (CREM). Here are the documents from the arrest (pdf) which they provided today. Also here a list of seized items (pdf) including three jumpdrives and a CD.<br><br>A new unconfirmed tip just in: <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> A woman involved in the incident allegedly worked in the Dynamic Experimentation Division (DX) in a Special Access Program (SAP). She has Q level security clearance, meaning for nuke weapons info. She went through the Human Reliability Program which is used to clear people and may have been randomly drug tested. <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>The man apparently is the one who works for KSL.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> UPDATE: The man is not an employee for KSL we now understand, and there seem to be two women involved in the situation. One is Jessica Quintana, a woman in her early 20s who has lived in the trailer where Justin Stone was arrested in the drug raid. According to the Los Alamos Monitor, "Reports also indicate that Quintana was employed as a data entry clerk at Information Assets Management, a LANL subcontractor, before being laid off." The other woman, according to our unconfirmed sources, is the older scientist referred to at the top of the paragraph.<br><br>UPDATE: Here's a statement from National Nuclear Security Administration head Linton Brooks.<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>NNSA NEWS</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>National Nuclear Security Administration<br>U.S. Department of Energy<br>For Immediate Release<br>October 25, 2006<br>Contact: NNSA Public Affairs, (202) 586-7371<br><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Statement from Administrator Brooks on Los Alamos</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br> WASHINGTON, D.C. - NNSA Administrator Linton F. Brooks issued the following statement today on security at Los Alamos National Laboratory:<br><br>"Security is the primary concern at NNSA. NNSA and the Department of Energy have made extraordinary efforts in the last three years to put strong security procedures in place at Los Alamos and other national laboratories to ensure that sensitive information is not compromised. Our job now is to assess what happened at Los Alamos, to determine whether procedures have been diligently observed, and to decide whether additional steps need to be taken. I have directed NNSA's chief of defense nuclear security to personally investigate the facts at Los Alamos and I have sent a headquarters cyber security team to ensure that there is full compliance with current departmental directives. As Secretary Bodman noted earlier today, we expect the new contractor at Los Alamos to resolve quickly any continuing security concerns."<br><hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END-->URL: <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2006/10/crem_de_meth.html">pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo..._meth.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>Note: edited to clean up some of the formatting that did not translate well.</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=iroquois@rigorousintuition>Iroquois</A> at: 10/25/06 7:02 pm<br></i>
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Re: Drugs & Nukes: Never Saw Nothing Again

Postby dbeach » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:11 pm

how bout dope nukes and the bush family<br><br>sam bush aremd the kaiser WW I<br>prescott Busha remed Hitler WW II<br>GHW Buhs armed the contras Iraq Iran and more<br><br>and MAYBE Plame discoverd that GHW Bush armed the enemies of the US with NUKES<br><br>{she bumps into this as Wolfowitz was attempting to deliver the nukes into Baghdad }<br><br>the pt being the history of family Bush is arming folks<br><br>somewhere in his early days GHW Bush becomes the CIA middle man for dope . maybe in the 1950s or early 60s then he's at the UN ..then CIA ..then 3 terms in the executive branch and now 2 terms with jr.<br><br>.meanwhile Bush deals dope with the Clintons in Mena AR in the 80s til present..<br><br>IMO <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Drugs & Nukes: Never Saw Nothing Again

Postby Joe Hillshoist » Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:42 pm

Of politicians deal drugs big time. Thats why they are illegal.<br><br>Keeps the price up. <p></p><i></i>
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