"What does Janet Napolitano - Mark Sullivan - Jerry Reinsdor - Noah Kroloff - Dennis Burke - John Kaites and Arizona have in common? Enough to pay attention!"
(Publisher: This is a story from March of 2013 that just sticks in the memory of those that know the character of the people involved, the history of Arizona politics and the traits of Arizona (geography, geology, water, philosophy, debt, history etc.) Great changes are coming to America and the 3D chess board has many pieces being positioned in a game that we are less than familiar with. I'm sharing this story and a few links as a standard method of us not being the only interested entity with this information and perspective... it's safer that way when we start doing followup on such moves :)
White Sox, Bulls chairman starts security firm with former Secret Service director
Mar 21, 2013
Border and National Security Reporter
The chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Bulls is going into the global security business with an eclectic and controversial group of partners tied to the Obama administration, documents and interviews show.
According to incorporation records filed in Arizona, the former director of the U.S. Secret Service, the former U.S. attorney for Arizona and the ex-chief of staff to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano have joined forces with Jerry Reinsdorf. A fifth partner is a prominent Arizona lobbyist and former GOP lawmaker.
Reinsdorf, 77, has surrounded himself in the new venture with a cast of former high-level government officials and political insiders, some of whom have had their own brushes with scandal and controversy. The melding of deep pockets, personal connections and powerful lobbying signals lucrative opportunities in the fast-growing global security industry. The venture highlights the shift toward international markets for government consultants and contractors amid an uncertain landscape for the U.S. federal budget.
Reinsdorf and his four partners each have a 20 percent stake in a new limited liability company called SRB2K, according to articles of organization filed last month with the Arizona Corporation Commission. The company is using the name Global Security and Intelligence Strategies as a "placeholder," said Len Sanderson, a Washington-based spokesman for Reinsdorf.
Sanderson said that the partners may be discussing which markets the company would target, but that it would have an international interest. He emphasized the business is still in the early planning stages, but Reinsdorf and his partners wanted to stake their claim in the area.
"Most of this right now is about relationships and friendships and the belief they have in each other," he said. "They're not near to opening the doors. They've known each other a long time. They like each other. They trust each other. They're just figuring out" what the business is going to do.
Based for now in the Phoenix area, where Reinsdorf has spent parts of the year living and the White Sox hold spring training, the company draws on three Arizona political operatives with years of experience in state and national politics and government as well as the man who was in charge of protecting two presidents and other government leaders.
Mark Sullivan retired last month as the director of the Secret Service after 30 years with the agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. In nearly seven years at the helm, he presided over two scandals, including uninvited White House gate-crashers who sneaked past security into a 2009 state dinner and 13 agents who paid prostitutes to visit them in their Cartagena, Colombia, hotel rooms ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to the country last year.
The Arizona personalities, who in their different ways have long ties to Napolitano, the Homeland Security leader, include Noah Kroloff, who left his post in recent weeks as the secretary's chief of staff, and Dennis Burke, another former Napolitano adviser.
Kroloff, who first went to work for Napolitano when in law school at Arizona State University, earned a reputation in Arizona and Washington as a bare-knuckle political brawler, but a fierce supporter of his boss.
Burke, who worked as a federal prosecutor during Napolitano's tenure as the U.S. attorney for Arizona, was in that position himself when the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency's failed effort to track guns flowing between the U.S. and Mexico, known as Operation Fast and Furious, spun out of control when agents lost track of hundreds of guns. Under pressure, Burke, who also served as Napolitano's chief of staff when she was Arizona's governor, resigned as the U.S. attorney in 2011, clouding his political future.
David Waid, who was chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party when Napolitano was governor, said Burke's return to the public sphere may not necessarily be a step back on the political track, but the new enterprise would help establish him in the business and security worlds.
If he were to run for higher office, Burke would have "his detractors over Fast and Furious," Waid said. He would "also have a whole lot of boosters in this state."
Reinsdorf met the Napolitano aides when they worked in the governor's office, said Waid, a former deputy chief of staff to longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, whom Kroloff worked for earlier in his career.
Sanderson said he did not know whose idea it was to start the company.
The fifth partner is listed as P3 LLC, which is run by John Kaites, a top Arizona lobbyist and former Republican state lawmaker. He previously teamed up with Reinsdorf in a bid to buy Arizona's cash-strapped NHL franchise, the Phoenix Coyotes. Kaites also ran for the state's attorney general as a Republican candidate in a race that Napolitano won in 1998, her first elected public office.
Kaites' firm, Public Policy Partners, also lobbies for Major League Baseball teams such as the Oakland Athletics as well as Fortune 500 company Sempra Energy and The Geo Group, a private prison and immigration detention company, according to the Arizona Secretary of State website.
"Politics makes strange bedfellows," Waid said. "It's an eclectic and effective group. They are all people who have shown an ability to effectively tackle issues and make a difference."
Calls to Kaites and the attorney representing the company were not returned. Reinsdorf did not return calls to his office at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Kroloff, Sullivan and Burke could not be reached for comment.
(Publisher: "On the World Map, Arizona has a big red Push Pin in it" and the need for a certain type of operative is required for...?)
A Search tool of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Global Security and Intelligence Strategies
And you need a work force http://prescott.erau.edu/degrees/bachelor/global-security-intelligence-studies/
(Summary Highlights from article that stick out)
The chairman of the Chicago White Sox and Bulls (Jerry Reinsdorf ) is going into the global security business with an eclectic and controversial group of partners tied to the Obama administration. Reinsdorf and his four partners each have a 20 percent stake in a new limited liability company called SRB2K.
Former director of the U.S. Secret Service, the former U.S. attorney for Arizona and the ex-chief of staff to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
Also of interest. The early days of Janet Napolitano that qualified her for such relationships. (search 'Janet Napolitano' in this document (PDF supplied years ago by the author (Dary Matera) of the book "What's In It For Me?" or go to page 680 http://ernesthancock.com/Desert_Sting.pdf) In the early 90's there was a Bribery Sting in Arizona called AzScam. Janet defended a Democrat in leadership and a decade later that individual would become her Co-Chief of Staff when she was elected Governor.. FYI) To really understand the history of Arizona Politics you may be interested in the story behind the bombing of an IRE.org investigative reporter's car here in Phoenix in the late '70's "The Arizona Project". His bombed car is on display at the Newseum in Washington D.C. The Arizona Project book reads like "Part I" of Dary's book over a decade later. Understanding the attention given Arizona's Goldwater, McCain, Arpaio, Napolitano, Border Issues, Drug War, Agriculture, International Trade will help all of America understand what is coming and how we got to where we are now. Solutions?... well, first we need to understand the problem.
In April 2012, a scandal involving the President's security detail received international press attention. The scandal involved 11 agents and more military personnel from all four branches who allegedly engaged prostitutes while assigned to protect President Barack Obama at the 6th Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. As of April 24, nine employees had resigned or retired.
Dennis Burke - "Burke, who worked as a federal prosecutor during Napolitano's tenure as the U.S. attorney for Arizona, was in that position himself when the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency's failed effort to track guns flowing between the U.S. and Mexico, known as Operation Fast and Furious, spun out of control when agents lost track of hundreds of guns. Under pressure, Burke, who also served as Napolitano's chief of staff when she was Arizona's governor, resigned as the U.S. attorney in 2011, clouding his political future."
Kaites' lobbying firm associated with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEO_Group
Kaites ran in the Republican Primary in 1998 for AzAG to oppose Janet Napolitano in the General Election but was defeated in the Primary. Arizonans know Kaites as a legislator here in Arizona in the mid 90's. Even though a 'Republican' in the company of 'Democrats', it is no surprise he's on the team. Worries of a False Flag ISIS/China/Russia/North Korean etc. event might be a launching pad for such preparations http://www.globalresearch.ca/will-the-us-created-isis-attack-americans-on-us-soil/5467507
A Global Private Security firm with connections to Arizona politics at the highest levels in both the Republican and Democrats parties is of interest all by itself. When you combine Private Prisons and Regional Water Interests (Arizona has a 30-40 year surplus BTW) you might wish to pay attention to their efforts. After the next Economic Crash that be a'com'n there will be a great realignment of interests that will likely include the future of Mexico, the Sea of Cortez and its Ports, (Guaymas), Transportation Corridors all the way to Canada from at least Hermosillo.
Not that any of these plans are bad in a Free-Market. But anyone attempting to compete with the types of people positioning themselves to take full advantage of such efforts will face an entrenched 'machine' that has experienced individuals with a track record of... not advocating for freedom (all the while eliminating any chance of peaceful transitions into open markets while solidifying their monopolies of course... forcefully if required)... FYI
Just my opinion. But you can hopefully understand my concern.