To: Alex Constantine
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2001 1:04 AM
Subject: Imagis technologies with Oliver Buck Revell
Investors' Quick Facts
Directors/Officers S- andra E. Buschau, Oliver "Buck" Revell, Chairman Frederick W. ClarkeIain Drummond - President, CEO Iain DrummondRoss Wilmot - Chief Financial Officer Rory GodinhoAndy Amanovich - Chief Technology Officer Robert GordonSandra Buschau, Corporate Secretary Altaf Nazerali Oliver "Buck" Revell Stock SymbolTraded On NABCanadian Venture Exchange IGYFrankfurt Stock Exchange IGSTFOTCBB Shares Outstanding 12,800,000 Transfer AgentAuditors CIBC-MellonKPMG 1177 West Hastings StreetBox 10426-777 Dunsmuir Street Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6E 2K6Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7Y 1K3 SolicitorsBank Lang Michener Lawrence & ShawBank of Montreal P.O. Box 11117595 Burrard Street Suite 1500, 1055 West Georgia StreetVancouver, B.C. Canada V7X 1L1 Vancouver, B.C. Canada
A BIT OF LOST HISTORY - BUCK REVELL'S DEATH SQUADS
It don't mean a thing unless its got that FBI spin..... (borrowed from an old Duke Ellington song title)
OK. How many of you know that FBI agents collaborated with members of the El Salvadoran Death Squads starting in the 1970's?
The program was coordinated by FBI assistant Director Oliver "Buck" Revell, a Mormon some say.
Does the name Oliver"buck"Revell sound familar?
Some people allege Revell worked for the office of Naval Intelligence before coming to work for the FBI.
Some people allege Oliver "buck"Revell was in Dallas the day President Kennedy was wacked by President Johnson, the FBI, members of the Military-Industrial complex and the Texas oil money, Richardson, Murchison and friends.. I know you read the book BLOOD MONEY, by Barr McClellan.
Oliver Revell lives in Plano,Texas and is close friends with Larry Potts, the FBI agent identified this week as controlling Timothy McVeigh to create the Oklahoma City bombing.
Oliver "buck"Revell was the FBI agent who would be king but was denied the job running the FBI by former FBI Director William Sessions who demoted Oliver Revell back to Dallas,Texas when it was discovered that Revell had been sending the names of people being deported back to El Salvador to the Death Squads in El Salvador. These people had originally asked for asylum in the USA because the Death Squads were trying to kill them for attempting to organize labor unions in their countries.
Many of these people were met at the planes upon arrival in El Salvador and were disappeared or given horrific beatings and subjected to torture.
Their decapitated bodies would later show up burnt at the local dumps.
This material is well documented in the Pulitzer Prize winning author Ross Gelbspan's book BREAK INS DEATH THREATS AND THE FBI published by South End Press. Mr. Gelbspan recently retired from the Boston Globe.
His best selling new book BOILING POINT was reviewed in the New York Times by President Al Gore and was used for the script of the Academy Award nominated documentary AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.
Visit Mr. Gelbspan's website at www.heatisonline.org
Mr. Gelbspan wrote a series of articles for the Boston Globe detailing FBI agents engaging in Death Squad activities under the leadership of FBI assistant Director Oliver Revell that inlcuded an interview with a Yannira Correa, a young El Salvadoran woman living in Los Angeles who had fled her country seeking asylum in the USA. Ms Correa was a single mother of a 16 month old baby actively speaking out against the Death Squads in her country when she was kidnapped in Los Angeles by three men in a van, driven around the streets of LA for 6 hours while she was tortured, burnt with cigarettes,had the Death Squad initials carved into her hand with a knife, raped with a stick and thrown out onto the Los Angeles freeway naked.
Reporter Gelbspan went to New York City after this incident was reported in the news to interview her . During the interview the Boston Globe photographer left the room to go to the bathroom. When he returned he found a poster from one of Yannira Correa's speaking engagements pushed under the door to the interview room.
On the top was a hand drawn picture of a decapitated baby with the spanish words "do you know where your son is?"
Olive Revell would never claim credit for this event. All you have to do is google his name with the name of the FBI informant from El Salvador named Frank Varelli.
BUCK REVELL AND THE IMIGIS TECHNOLOGY PUMP AND DUMP SCHEME/IMIGIS VS. CHRISTOPHER BYRON
Journalist finds something worse than being sued for libel
Dan Fost, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, November 14, 2002
What's worse for a journalist than being sued for libel?
It's probably a short list, but having someone sniffing out your sources would probably be up there.
Christopher Byron knows. The pugnacious, prolific financial writer is not only being sued for a story he wrote in Red Herring, but more recently he discovered someone managed to talk AT&T into revealing all of his phone calls for the month he worked on that story.
"They were trying to steal my most valuable professional information," Byron said -- the identity of his sources.
Byron feels there is a connection, but the company he wrote about denies it.
The libel suit stems from a story he wrote in the September issue of Red Herring, a once-booming tech-business magazine in San Francisco. The story, "Feds, Face Recognition, and a Fishy Fund," advised investors to steer clear of Imagis Technologies.
The story, still available at redherring.com (search for Imagis), called Imagis "a plaything for denizens of the penny stock world," explored a "mysterious Boston financier" who invested in the company and pumped up its stock price, and concluded, "As for Imagis' actual business -- forget it." Although revenue was up, he said, cash was down, and "losses continue to mount."
Imagis, a Vancouver, B.C., firm, makes facial recognition software. Its tools are used to try to catch terrorists at Oakland International Airport, among other sites. Its chairman is Oliver "Buck" Revell, a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a man who has been on the plaintiff's end of at least two other high-profile libel suits. Its chief executive says Byron's column used innuendo to disparage its business, alarming investors and customers.
"It contained a bunch of quite emotional-type comments which we felt were designed to denigrate the company," said Chief Executive Officer Iain Drummond.
Byron, who pens the Herring's Contrarian column and also writes a column for the New York Post, is the author of a new book on Martha Stewart, "Martha Inc." He and Herring Editor Blaise Zerega stand by the story and are alarmed by the phone records theft.
He didn't discover that someone was after his phone records until about a month ago when his wife -- who assists him in his reporting -- fielded a call at their home office from someone claiming to be with the phone company and asking if they'd been having trouble with their password.
The caller then asked the Byrons for the password. They didn't give it to him, but instead called AT&T. The company said it had fielded several calls from Byron and his wife, asking about their password.
The Byrons said they had placed no such calls.
The tactic is what hackers typically call "social engineering," in which rather than using computer prowess to reveal data, they use guile and sweet talk to procure sensitive information.
48 CALLS TO AT&T
Eventually, Byron learned that whoever was after his phone records called 48 times, going back 10 weeks. Ultimately, someone answering a phone at an AT&T 800 line apparently read to the caller a list of 94 phone numbers Byron had dialed from his home in July.
In that month, Byron said, "I was doing one thing: I was working on the story on the Imagis company in Vancouver for Red Herring magazine."
IMAGIS DENIES WRONGDOING
While Imagis has many complaints about Byron's story, it adamantly denies any connection to the effort to obtain his phone records.
"There may be in his mind a connection," said Howard Shapray, a lawyer for Imagis, "but I have asked his lawyer to give me any smidgen of evidence, any scintilla of evidence that would suggest there was a connection between what he alleges happened and the company I represent, and there has been no response."
Byron acknowledges this, saying, "Do I know somebody mixed up with this Imagis crew stole these phone records? No. Do I suspect agents of them might be involved? Sure I suspect it."
He won't have proof until he finds out who placed the calls, and he's now trying to wrest that information from AT&T, his phone company.
AT&T ultimately told Byron the caller was from one of two phone numbers in Texas, but it has not released the numbers to him. He claims the FBI also is not cooperating.
An AT&T spokesman said in an e-mail, "AT&T security is currently involved in a significant, thorough and active investigation with law enforcement authorities looking into this matter. . . . Beyond that, we're not going to comment."
As for the libel, Imagis filed suit in Vancouver, and Red Herring is trying to move the case to the United States.
SWEEPING UP AFTER DUSTY: Given the way the post-World Series soap opera between Giants owner Peter Magowan and former manager Dusty Baker played out, I'd have thought San Francisco sports talk radio station KNBR might have sought out Joan Walsh for her comments.
Walsh, vice president for news at Salon.com, wrote the first lengthy treatment of the deteriorating Baker-Magowan relationship in San Francisco magazine's September issue. When her 5,000-word story came out, it was the talk of the baseball town.
But when I called Walsh, she said with some wonder, "No one ever tried to have me on. Given that they have people on who cover interesting local sports news and controversies, I thought it would be a natural."
But considering that KNBR is a business partner with the Giants going back to 1979, when the station started broadcasting Giants' games, and that the station also owns about a 2 percent stake in the team, Walsh senses that maybe other forces kept her off the air.
"It would be a little too controversial and too sensitive within the Giants organization," she said.
Although I couldn't reach a Giants representative Wednesday -- they were likely busy announcing Baker's replacement -- when I had looked into a similar issue this past summer, the team said it has no influence into what KNBR puts on the air.
And KNBR's top honcho, Tony Salvadore -- he's the senior vice president and market manager for Susquehanna Radio Corp.'s San Francisco properties, which include KNBR -- also said the team has no influence. Furthermore, he added, nothing nefarious precluded any potential Walsh gabfests.
Instead, he said, no one asked that station to put her on. "We were never approached. Had we been, we probably would have had her on," he said. "Because you write an article doesn't mean you're going to get on KNBR. There was never any discussion about this."
BUCK REVELL PROFILE
Oliver Buck Revell was appointed as a director and Chairman of the Company's board of directors on January 31, 2000. Mr. Revell served for over 30 years in the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation until September 1994, and during his career advanced to the position of Associate Deputy Director. From September 1994 until the present, Mr. Revell has served on many Presidential and Vice Presidential task forces, including as Vice-Chairman of the Interagency Group for Counter-Intelligence and as a member of both the National Foreign Intelligence Board and the Terrorist Crisis Management Committee of the National Security Council.
Mr. Revell is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and the founding Chairman of its Committee on Terrorism. Mr. Revell is President of the Law Enforcement Television Network (LETN) and resides in Dallas, Texas, where he also serves as Chairman of the Greater Dallas Crime Commission.
IMIGIS & Repression of Dissent
In October 2002, Orion Scientific Systems issued a joint press release with a company called Imagis Technologies. The occasion was to announce the deployment of the Multi-agency Uniform Imaging System (MUGS)--"the first countrywide, digital imaging sharing system for law enforcement agencies in the United States."
While Orion's expertise is in sophisticated databases, Imagis's focus is biometrics--using computers to match and identify people by physical features.
According to Orion and Imagis, the police can enter a photo into the MUGS system and search for previous arrest records and other centrally stored information. "Once identified offender records are easily updated with biographical data, officer's remarks, and compared to the national Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)."
Imagis's chairman, "Oliver" "Buck" Revell, is a former associate deputy director of the FBI over investigations, essentially the number two spot in the agency. According to the book The FBI , "Revell served on a dizzying array of interagency and international committees that deal with intelligence, counterintelligence, and terrorism." Among Imagis's customers have been the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the International Airport in Toronto, one of the UK's national police agencies, and the government of Peru.
The electronic database technology that is increasingly being used by the police is advertised as a weapon against "crime." Those in authority say that the databases--like other measures to increase police and government powers--will make people "safer."
But those labeled as "criminal" by the authorities include broad numbers of people. For example, the Denver Post pointed out that "Denver made national news in 1993 when police revealed their gang list was so sweeping that it covered two-thirds of black males in the city."
And now, the power structure is increasingly labeling those who dissent and protest against government policies and actions as "criminal" and even "terrorist." Earlier this year, a state agency called the California Terrorism Intelligence Center sent out provocative warnings to the Oakland police about a planned antiwar protest. How can such outrageous actions by the authorities make people "safer" or be in the interest of the vast majority of the people?
This article is posted in English and Spanish on Revolutionary Worker Online
Buck Revell and the Lockerbie Crash
Oliver 'Buck' Revell's (Head of the FBI investigation in Lockerbie) son [it has been alleged] changing flights from 103. The numerous Governmental Embassy staff who cancelled flights or, more specifically avoided flights with Pan-am over the xmas period. The fact that McKee and Gannon who were part of a team (including Ronald Lariviere, Daniel O'Connor and William Leyrer) who were returning to the US to expose the FBI/CIA operations in the Middle East operating under the same auspices as Oliver North's arm/drugs deals in South America.
The all-too-early arrival of US intelligence teams on the scene of Lockerbie, leading to the tampering of evidence, bodies of the victims and the information and statements of the witnesses. All in the name of 'State Security' of course.
So many lies have been told, the truth may now never be found.
Daniel Pipes, Steven Emerson, Revell & the Attacks on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Accusation "... Pipes quotes former FBI official Steven Pomerantz, saying "CAIR, its leaders and its activities effectively give aid to international terrorist groups."
"Facts - Now we come to the unacknowledged source of Pipes' "facts." That source is Steven Emerson, a self-proclaimed "expert on terrorism" who also has a long history of attacks on the American Muslim community and its leadership. (Pipes was at one time Emerson's employer and is quoted in Pipes' promotional materials praising "Militant Islam Reaches America.") The Pomerantz quote comes directly from Emerson's Islamophobic playbook.
"And just how is Steven Pomerantz connected to Emerson and Pipes? John Sugg, former Senior Editor of Florida's Weekly Planet newspaper noted the following about sources characterizing American Muslim groups as allies of terrorists. Sugg wrote:
"These sources are Steven Pomerantz and Oliver 'Buck' Revell. Not noted is that Pomerantz and Revell are officers of the same institute, and that both have a close association with Emerson. They are hardly independent sources. In fact, the three spend most of their time nowadays quoting each other about what excellent terrorism experts they all are...Of course, these...people spend their time (and make money) out of portraying Arabs and Muslims as terrorists..."
[PROPAGANDIST DANIEL PIPES RESPONSE - FACT: Who cares what the source of the quote from Pomerantz is? The issue is whether this expert said this or not. Is the author of the letter denying that he said it? No--but he is certainly implying it, and trying to obfuscate the issue. The fact is that Pomerantz's quote is all over the Web, and here's another one from the spring 1998 issue of The Journal of Counterterrorism & Security International: "...CAIR is but one of a new generation of groups in the United States that hide under a veneer of 'civil rights' or 'academic' status but in fact are tethered to a platform that supports terrorism."]