7-Seas Global Intelligence

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Group.png 7-Seas Global Intelligence Powerbase WebsiteRdf-icon.png
Typecommercial
Interests“Islamic terrorists”

7-Seas Global Intelligence was a short lived firm set up to pool the activities of a number of online 'terrorist hunters' by Montana judge Shannen Rossmiller.[1][2]

According to the Seattle Times:

The 7Seas Web site claims the group can provide "round-the-clock" threat analysis and "real time terrorist information, intelligence and strategic analysis to law enforcement and military agencies both within the United States and internationally." [3]

The Seattle Times also reported that:

There are seven members of 7Seas: four in the U.S. and one each in Canada, Australia and Singapore. Rossmiller declined to identify the others, aside from Astley. But she says they are corporate and personal security experts, a former detective who speaks seven languages (although not Arabic), a "global media" specialist, a real-estate agent and an architect.
For a brief period in 2002, 7Seas was incorporated and its members hoped to land a government contract. But a falling-out with a founding member delayed those plans, and Rossmiller let the corporation die before it ever made a dime. She says, however, that its members hope one day to make a profit as security and intelligence consultants — even though the job has risks.[4]

Aside from Rossmiller in Montana, the other US based operatives were reported to be based in Tennessee, Texas and Missouri.[5]

Update 29 December 2011

The following email was received from an anonymous author claiming to have been 'a senior member of the group':

The above post needs to be deleted/removed from your site. The information is inaccurate in its description of this group and of its individual members. Ms Rossmiller did NOT create 7 Seas. She did she give correct information to the Seattle Times. Ms. Rossmiller and the CEO were the very reason the group had a falling out. Ms Rossmiller comprimised the groups effectiveness with her public boasting re her work within the group. She told lies to the media so she could build her own career. To post locations of its members is an infringement on their privacy, not to mention their work fields. The members whose locations were revealed did not give Ms. Rossmiller permission to do so. The "real estate agent" was wrong as well, the person is an investor, BIG difference. The corporation was never Ms. Rossmillers and she did not let it die. It was because of her that the group was forced to change its identity. Ms. Rossmiller built her career on lies and what she reported to the Seattle Times are many more of them. I was a senior member of the group, long before Ms. Rossmiller became a member so I think I am familiar with its history. Remove this post or I will seek further action!

Update 24 June 2012

The following was received via the (now shuttered) Wikispooks anonymous upload facility:

I agree with the person who posted the above message (29 December 2011)

Shannon Rossmiller did NOT create 7 Seas. I was also a member of this group and actually the person who did an "identity check" on her before she was accepted as member of the group. I was actually the person who initiated the complaint about releasing member's identities which was the ultimate reason why the group finally disbanded.


References

  1. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - Page updated at 12:25 A.M. It's 4 a.m. in Montana, and a cyberspy is at work By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter
  2. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07/27/bbc_al_qaeda_internet/
  3. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - Page updated at 12:25 A.M. It's 4 a.m. in Montana, and a cyberspy is at work By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter
  4. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - Page updated at 12:25 A.M. It's 4 a.m. in Montana, and a cyberspy is at work By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter
  5. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - Page updated at 12:25 A.M. It's 4 a.m. in Montana, and a cyberspy is at work By Mike Carter Seattle Times staff reporter