Online Lender Provides San Bernardino Terrorists Funding As NSA Algorithm Misses Correlation Flag

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Mark Melin
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It wasn’t stashes of hard to trace cash or illicitly obtained hard assets that partially fueled the terrorists in San Bernardino, CA, it was a very new school online lender, whose transactions are generally visible to those in the digital spy world, which provided Syed Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik a $28,500 loan. The terrorist couple met online, the FBI says, and they spoke about Jihad and martyrdom before they were engaged. Malik posted her terrorist leanings online and now we also learn they took out an online loan just before committing the atrocity. Violating its own internal rules, online…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.