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Old 02.02.2011, 20:12
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11 fake bomb detector sold for 15'000

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/9377875.stm


The British government has admitted that the Army and UK civil servants helped market so-called "bomb detectors", which did not work, around the world. Export of the "magic wand" detectors to Iraq and Afghanistan was banned on 27 January 2010 because of the threat they posed to British and allied troops.
The move followed a BBC Newsnight investigation showing they could not detect explosives - or anything else.
Now Newsnight has learned that they are still being sold around the globe.
At least four rival manufacturers have sold their own versions of these devices and they are now the subject of a major fraud investigation by the City of London police.

One maker, ATSC Ltd, sold thousands of the so-called detectors, which essentially consist of a radio aerial on a hinge attached to a plastic handle, to Iraq for $85m.
It has been alleged that hundreds of Iraqis died in explosions in Baghdad after ADE651 detectors failed to detect suicide bombers at checkpoints.
ATSC boss Jim McCormick is currently on bail after being arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with the so-called detectors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/9377875.stm

If you watch the video you can see one of the devices being opened and plain to see are a few passive components which could never detect bombs.

These people should be put up against a wall and shot!
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Old 02.02.2011, 22:32
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The British government has admitted that the Army and UK civil servants helped market so-called "bomb detectors", which did not work, around the world. Export of the "magic wand" detectors to Iraq and Afghanistan was banned on 27 January 2010 because of the threat they posed to British and allied troops.
The move followed a BBC Newsnight investigation showing they could not detect explosives - or anything else.
Now Newsnight has learned that they are still being sold around the globe.
At least four rival manufacturers have sold their own versions of these devices and they are now the subject of a major fraud investigation by the City of London police.

One maker, ATSC Ltd, sold thousands of the so-called detectors, which essentially consist of a radio aerial on a hinge attached to a plastic handle, to Iraq for $85m.
It has been alleged that hundreds of Iraqis died in explosions in Baghdad after ADE651 detectors failed to detect suicide bombers at checkpoints.
ATSC boss Jim McCormick is currently on bail after being arrested on suspicion of fraud in connection with the so-called detectors.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ht/9377875.stm

If you watch the video you can see one of the devices being opened and plain to see are a few passive components which could never detect bombs.

These people should be put up against a wall and shot!
The BBC take their time, don't they? This was in Private Eye while I was still in CH over a year ago.
Quite how they got away with selling those boxes (and they're little more than that), I have no idea.
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Old 17.02.2011, 19:27
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Re: 11 fake bomb detector sold for 15'000

Actually it's a story that's been running before the Private Eye piece. In fact Techowiz and I have been campaigning here in the Uk since 2008 when randi.org issued a Million Dollar Challenge to the ADE 651 people.

Finally all is coming to light, and much more soon. Watch this space and others.

You can join our Google Group at:
http://groups.google.com/group/the-f...paign?hl=en_US

or check the blogs at:

http://ade651gt200scamfraud.blogspot.com

http://explosivedetectorfrauds.blogspot.com/

http://sniffexquestions.blogspot.com

Cheers and best wishes.

Some of the best news yet:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/0...71G3H120110217

You can check out some of the history on Jabiri here at my blog where I reproduce some of his most eloquent garbage.

http://ade651gt200scamfraud.blogspot...-to-stars.html

Now for the rest:
General Pierre hadji Georgiou, ProSec Lebanon (agents for ADE651 sales to Iraq)
Stelian Ilie at Mira Telecom, Romania, partners to James McCormick and the ADE651

McCormick has money stashed away in both these countries.

Also:
John Wyatt SDS Group UK agents for HEDD1
David Vollmar, Unival Germany. Took the discredited Sniffex from the US. Renamed it Sniffex Plus. Now renamed HEDD1 after the pressure.( Hasn't Even detected DooDoo Once!)
Horizon Group India. Agents for the GT200
Gary Bolton, Global Technical. GT200
Malcolm Roe
Sam Tree
Yuri Markov

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Old 18.02.2011, 22:41
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Re: 11 fake bomb detector sold for 15'000

One would think,a buyer would test theme before they buy theme
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Old 18.02.2011, 22:44
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The main test the buyers seemed to carry out was to ask how much was in it for them.

Clearly the scammers targeted the markets where this was easiest.
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Old 18.02.2011, 22:51
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Welcome to the English Forum, Diohuni. Are you planning on visiting or living in Switzerland, or are you just here to mither us about your little pet topic?

An introduction would be very welcome, by the way.
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Old 19.02.2011, 00:14
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Welcome to the English Forum, Diohuni. Are you planning on visiting or living in Switzerland, or are you just here to mither us about your little pet topic?

An introduction would be very welcome, by the way.
I take serious soffence to your comments mate!

I would love to visit, but a bit busy at the moment. Hopefully soon tho. Only reason I came here was I saw some posting on the topic. Thought you might like to know the latest, and maybe get a few people to join up and maintain the pressure.

However, if you do not feel that this is a worthy effort (and no pet, I can assure you - they're easier. A hamster for example would probably not have lived as long as this campaign), then I'll happily clear off , or you can ban me if you like.

I guess Switzerland likes to stay neutral and take the money eh!

See ya folks. Off to more moral pastures, unless of course anyone requeste my presence again.

For those who do care, please feel free to visit us at:

http://ade651gt200scamfraud.blogspot.com/

or here:
http://groups.google.com/group/the-f...campaign?pli=1
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Old 19.02.2011, 00:20
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Welcome to the English Forum, Diohuni. Are you planning on visiting or living in Switzerland, or are you just here to mither us about your little pet topic?

An introduction would be very welcome, by the way.
Sorry, forgot the intro you asked for.

Can't say too much as am trying to keep the old scamsters guessing.

Maybe I overreacted to your last post. Didn't see the smiley. Bit tired and hacked off at some of the naysayers we encounter.

Still, am 54 and nothing special. Live Southern UK. Been all over including Switzerland. Zurich and Geneva just about the most boring places I hav ever been. But oh, those mountains and lakes.....

Think that should do for no.

Again, sorry if overreacted. Been having a good old ding dong with David Vollmar and Frank Trier at Unival in Germany (HEDD1 variant) and me old scots blood is up a bit!!
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Old 19.02.2011, 00:32
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Re: 11 fake bomb detector sold for 15'000

Well, we thought you might say something like "Good morning." Looks like I unwittingly opened an old can of worms.
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Well, we thought you might say something like "Good morning." Looks like I unwittingly opened an old can of worms.
Yes. I am sorry if appeared a bit brusque. Got so much to do on this do tend to dive in places and hope that we can get more support. Guess a bit of courtesy might have helped.

Anyhow, hope you all agree that it is a worthy cause and would love to have you join in, even if just to register at the Google Group.

Sincere apologies for any offence caused!!
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Old 20.02.2011, 00:10
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The blog is getting quite a few visitors from Switzerland now, so guess some of you are taking an interest. Thanks.

A more rational World would be a better place and this is just one small but important step in the right direction.
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Hi,

be grateful to anyone for signing this petition. If you can get a couple of mates along and they o same, we could get a good number. Thanks

http://www.change.org/petitions/dema...ectors-scandal

Did hear reports that Lausanne Police may be using Sniffex? Did write to them but no answer. Anyone in Switzerland upset that your Police may be using this garbage, maybe you should complain!!

If interested in the histroy please see here:

http://www.scribd.com/full/51676711?...4aq0zgvhd6q2b4

HISTORY

http://www.scribd.com/full/51703923?...if3gwjtk07acrp

FED ACCOUNTING

http://www.scribd.com/full/51676708?...lzr6r8yaww7fid

PICTURE GALLERY

http://www.scribd.com/doc/51719307

ROGUES GALLERY
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