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Sample slides from the hypothetical Operation Blackjack scenario
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Chapter 37

"Operation Blackjack,"
The Kansas City, KS Nuke, and the
Zombie March Towards "Stalingrad II"

First posted mid Feb 2010
Last updated 21 Sept 2010

U.S. Map of the Jericho TV mini-series that ran on CBS September 20, 2006 through March 25, 2008, where 23 major cities get hit with 20 KT nukes in the "A.K.A." episode. Episode 13 which aired 28 Feb 2007 was called "Blackjack." Attacked city Lawrence, KS is about 35 miles away from Kansas City, KS, the topic of a very real U.S. military nuclear bomb-related exercise covered in this chapter. Capt. May said that he thought that we interdicted something serious, but I told Republic Broadcasting Network talk show host Mark Dankof in a follow up interview that I did not feel like I had enough evidence one way or the other to know for sure.


“There is no instance of a country having benefited
from prolonged warfare.”

--Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Chapter II,
Waging War, paragraph 6


In January 2009 the Info War took a strange new turn with the debut of the UK Telegraph's Apocalyptic online "Blackjack" story board series, which probably echoed the CBS "Jericho" miniseries "Day After-Disaster" that included the 28 Feb 2007 episode called "Blackjack."
In Chapter 8 we talked about how national media subtly prepares audiences for future terror events by utilizing "predictive programming." This usually consists of seemingly harmless entertainment that nevertheless shapes world views and subconscious expectations in order to leverage terror scenarios (or to paraphrase George W. Bush: "catapults the propaganda") that the power elite plans to take live some day.
Now that the Internet had spread so much awareness about the false flag concept, perhaps the power elite felt it needed a new tactic. Perhaps it was now promoting forms of "predictive programming" designed to overwhelm and preoccupy Truth activists with fictitious details.
This could reflect a multiple combination of different PsyWar techniques, to include predictive programming, limited hangout, and a fear monger distractor to waste people's time and imbalance their focus. Perhaps it also entailed deliberate "cry wolf" information overload program to encourage fatalism, burn out, and cynicism.
Then again, maybe certain insiders were desperately trying to leak tips regarding real terror threats on the drawing boards to the public.
In his June 24, 2009 article "Predictive Programming 2.0: Operation Blackjack," Jurriaan Maessen at weighed in on these kinds of issues regarding a very ominous and strange cartoon series presented to the public in January 2009:

In January of this year the London Telegraph began featuring several graphics under the name operation blackjack. The images themselves are artistically inferior, depicting major ‘terrorist’ attacks both in Europe and the continental United States. But the artistry- or lack of it- is less interesting than the intent. In the vulgar display we witness a plethora of horrific events across the globe, igniting not only utter chaos and devastation but also a “Union of North America” (UNA), created to combat the calamities and consolidate an Anglo-American government with extraordinary authority over its people. One aspect of the gallery that is especially intriguing is the abundance of Illuminate-symbols with which the pictures have been spray painted: several references to a “New Dawn”; a policeman wearing a Nazi-style eagle on his hat accompanied by the new flag under which the “Union of North America” operates; the eye, the sun, a snake biting its own tale.
As to the identity of the ‘artist’ responsible for the macabre series, journalists at the UK Telegraph remain strangely silent (if they don’t hang up the phone in anger). Considering MI5 and MI6 are known for planting messages in the bloodstream of mass media, we may speculate that there is something to be won here.

Jurriaan Maessen continued:

For those unfamiliar with Operation Blackjack, here’s a short summary of the playbook: beginning on June 21, a van pulls up with the ominous ‘New Dawn Presentations’ painted on the side. At the same time the London police are put on high alert as they move to raid the homes of several ‘terror suspects’. On the early morning of the following day, it begins. Pandemonium. Nukes go of in every major city in the Northern hemisphere and a grim sequence of ‘attacks’ commences. All major cities fall victim to exploding mini-nukes, leaving once familiar and thriving communities in utter ruin. One graphic shows two men bent over their desk gasping at the sight of the events unfolding and proclaiming their readiness to moving into ‘phase 2’. In the following weeks Martial Law is being implemented in both Britain and the United States, inevitably resulting in all-out tyranny. Finally, in the fifth episode of the curious mini-drama, the true perpetrators behind the attacks are exposed as the UNA-people themselves, false-flagging their way towards the endgame: global government.

The author then offered his explanation about how this could be a "wise guy" ploy.

If it is indeed a case of predictive programming we are dealing with, than its designers leave little for the imagination to chew on. Could it be, as some believe, a warning beforehand consistent with the tendency of the elite to throw out lengthening shadows on events to come? Assuming you are reading these words without chaos erupting outside, there must be some alter motive behind the picture gallery bringing your household predictive programming one step further into the bizarre. Could it be a classic example of the boy-who-cried-wolf principle, where impending doom is being announced so many times without follow-up, that a warning of the real event goes completely unnoticed? Sensitizing people to messages of apocalypse without it occurring, makes people understandably weary of making such predictions in the future. It also makes people ignore their instincts when an impending false flag is actually underway. Mixing in the very real threat of false flag attacks- even exposing the real terrorists as blackjack does- makes the operation especially cunning. False announcements contaminate the truthful messages planted alongside them. As a result the baby (false flag ops) is thrown away with the bathwater (the specifics)- and the book is closed until the next real event occurs.
It is therefore more than likely that operation blackjack is a psyop directed specifically at those who are already aware of the reality of false flag operations. Admitting that such operations do indeed exist, the operatives provide precise dates and places, inspiring their target audience to enter a forest of details like mice trapped in a maze. That’s why the operation is so elaborate in its details. The people who are being lured inside the maze find a fresh clue around every corner, directing them to the next clue and the next and so on, until he is so far in he can no longer discern the contours of the maze he is trapped in. The specifics therefore function as blinders for the truth seeker, obscuring the big picture and exhausting him in the process. We have to hand it to the architects of the game. By every so often planting easily decipherable hexadecimal codes into the maze, they keep the viewers guessing as they grasp at every clue that is laid in front of them. The same goes for the many references to the Illuminati woven not very subtly into the script.
In this sense operation blackjack may be described as an example of the new and improved version of predictive programming, as the target audience is not so much sensitized to real events underway, but rather to the anticipated event not coming to pass. In the end the viewers sit down underneath a tree, completely exhausted from their quest, and realise that the predicted date they focused on has long since past without anything occurring. As a result, they will think twice about following clues again lest they will embark on another such wild goose chase. And then, when a large part of the awoken has turned to other matters, the globalists can commence with their next false flag attack in full impunity.

The article: "Bizarre and Offensive Online Gallery Fearmongers For Terror Attacks in London, NYC UK Telegraph carries vulgar propaganda in arts and culture section" by Paul Joseph Watson, January 16, 2009, carried an even harsher interpretation of the "Operation Blackjack" series:

...This disgusting and pointless "gallery" cannot be classed as culture, art or anything of the sort - it is nothing more than gratuitous and macabre pornography for those in establishment, and believe me there are many, that yearn for another 9/11 or worse in order to unravel their contemptuous political agenda.
What kind of sick mind created this and why was it allowed to feature so prominently on a major UK newspaper website? This is vile, vulgar propaganda and downright offensive, especially to the millions of people who live in London and New York City and have already suffered terrorist attacks, both of which were carried out with the complete complicity of the British and U.S. governments, within the past decade.
We need answers as to who created this, what its implausible artistic merit is, and why the London Telegraph allowed it to appear on their website.
We encourage people to make their complaints via this online form. Don't give them your real address, just make up a fake one.

While I believe that the reservations expressed by Jurriaan Maessen and Paul Joseph Watson have validity, there are still overriding reasons why the Telegraph may have provided a "public service" by publishing "Operation Blackjack."
I am reminded of the reaction of some friends to Oliver Stone's film JFK when it first came out. They felt that while the film was probably originally intended as simply diversionary entertainment, conspiracy theme exploitation, and a "limited hangout" by those who financed it, the movie's thesis took on a life of its own that provoked a hostile reaction from national media. This was obviously a good sign that the movie was waking up the public in ways that the establishment had never intended.
The establishment probably originally intended JFK to simply harbor "conspiracy theories" within an entertainment format so that anyone who took such theories seriously might be discredited as someone who "watches too many movies." Meanwhile, on a subconscious level, the public was being further desensitized to high level intrigues. It was also being fed the predictive programming message that the perpetrators are too powerful to be publicly exposed, stopped, and punished. This in turn can encourage fatalism and Stockholm Syndrome.
On the other hand, JFK helped to inspire more serious assassination research regarding an important false flag event that remains an open sore in our society. This kind of movie put us further down the trail towards a book like Final Judgment which was one of the first to bring to light Israel's central role.
I regard it as the lessor of evils when sick and malevolent members of the power elite "act out" with media events rather than hit us with actual attacks. At least they are giving us more clues about who and what they are. They also give activists like myself justifications to use their tactics as a springboard to educate the public regarding deeper sociological and political issues that must be addressed.
In the case of "Operation Blackjack," like JFK, someone probably took it well beyond the level of "just a comic strip," even though members of the establishment who originally conceived the project probably wanted to set up people who take the story line seriously as individuals who "read too many comics."
Predictive programming works best when its target audience is not particularly awake or mentally vigorous about connecting dots, and the audience tends to stay within whatever intellectual sandbox has been prepared by the programmers. In contrast, works like this Mission of Conscience series are hopefully expansive and deep enough to cause predictive programming to become its own worst enemy. Once the programming has caused an audience to focus its attention on important topics, and has done heavy lifting by providing a fair amount of truthful limited hangout insights, hopefully we can then use all of this as a springboard to quickly reach higher levels of insight.
I will return to Operation Blackjack later in this chapter when I cover a related episode in June 2009. (In addition, please link to the 23 June 2010 update article Operation Blackjack: Retrospective June 22 came and went, and no nukes were set off, But first I want to digress to a different strange event that occurred on 27 April 2009. Some people think that this also constituted a form of fearmongering "gratuitous and macabre pornography," to use Paul Joseph Watson's phrase. We witnessed the President’s very own Air Force One jumbo jet buzzing New York City for half an hour, chased by two F-16 fighters.


One blogger consoled "Tracy,” a New Yorker who ran out of her building in terror when the plane approached:

Tracy…I am so sorry that you had to go through that again. For the FIRST time I am REALLY ANGRY. I make no apologies about this one. I AM MORE THAN UPSET. I am shaking as I type this. This administrations incompetence and arrogance and narcissism knows NO BOUNDS! Obama does not have one ounce of respect for AMERICANS that have gone through one of the worst attacks on American soil of our time. Where was the RESPECT and HONOR for that City and its citizens? That skyline should be respected in memorial…NOT USED FOR A STUPID PHOTO OP. No, I believe it goes much further…. NO WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF????????????????? WHAT AN UNMITIGATED ASS AND UN AMERICAN PRETENDER TO OUR PRESIDENCY. HE OWED YOU AN APOLOGY!!!! No, he can APOLOGIZE TO OTHER Nations BUT NOT TO HIS CITIZENS? Freakin unreal. ANYONE…ANYONE…ANYONE FREAKIN ONE, THAT IT NOT OUTRAGED BY THIS SHOULD SERIOUSLY QUESTION THEIR SANITY.By Kelly In Texas on 04/28/2009 11:07 am

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reacted as follows "The good news is it was nothing more than an inconsiderate, badly conceived and insensitive photo op with the taxpayers' money."
I have posted online an article I wrote in 1992 titled "The First Amendment and the U.S. Military" which helps me comment upon this incident from a very different perspective than Bloomberg. I quote Marine MajGen. Smedley Butler's denunciation in 1931 of an incident involving the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini:

A friend of mine [journalist Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr] said he had a ride in a new automobile with Mussolini, a car with an armored nose that could knock over fences and slip under barbed wire. He said that they drove through the country and towns at 70 miles per hour. They ran over a child and my friend screamed. Mussolini said he shouldn't do that, that it was only one life and the affairs of the State could not be stopped by one life!" Butler paused to let the words sink in, and then dramatically thrust his head and neck forward and scornfully demanded, "How can you talk disarmament with a man like that?"

Indeed, why should the imperial Zionist-dominated Federal government care about how New Yorkers feel about a buzzing jumbo jet any more than Mussolini did about who got in front of his car? For that matter, why should it also care about any fear mongering related to false flag terror, or care about whether or not Iranians have fair elections in the face of American-Israeli saber rattling?
In his 18 June 2009 article “The Waning Power of Truth” Dr. Paul Craig Roberts described how the U.S. government, Mossad-CIA, and U.S. national media created another PSYOP to prepare the public for war against Iran.

Now ten months later [than the Aug 2008 Georgia invasion of South Ossetia], US "black ops" is at it again, pumping out disinformation about the "stolen" Iranian election. The US media is again serving the government’s disinformation campaign. This despite the fact that on May 23, 2007, Brian Ross and Richard Esposito reported on ABC News: "The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell...ABC News."

On May 27, 2007, the London Telegraph independently reported: "Mr. Bush has signed an official document endorsing CIA plans for a propaganda and disinformation campaign intended to destabilize, and eventually topple, the theocratic rule of the mullahs."

A few days previously, the Telegraph reported on May 16, 2007, that Bush administration neocon warmonger John Bolton told the Telegraph that a US military attack on Iran would "be a ‘last option’ after economic sanctions and attempts to foment a popular revolution had failed."

On June 29, 2008, Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker: "Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership."

The Iranian election protests, essentially by the westernized youth of Tehran who wish to be free of Islamic moral codes, have the hallmarks of orchestration. The protesters are color-coded with green wristbands. Their protest signs are in English and are obviously directed at the western media. Their chants are propagandistic and bear no relation to facts known by every Iranian.

And again, the US media and various experts, whose ambitions depend on government-related careers, are force-feeding the American public the disinformation designed to further isolate and weaken, if not overthrow, the Iranian government.

Until 1978 the US ruled Iran through the Shah. The US intends to again rule Iran through puppets. The only two remaining independent governments in the region are Iran and Syria. If the US doesn’t first bankrupt itself, both countries will fall to US black ops destabilization.

The limitless gullibility of the American people guarantees carte blanche to the US government’s schemes. Americans seemingly cannot put two and two together. They have already forgotten the lies about weapons of mass destruction that have resulted in the destruction of Iraq. They have forgotten Secretary of State Colin Powell’s publicly expressed remorse at the lies he told the UN. Americans blithely accept the conflation of Taliban with al Qaeda and terrorists and the new war that the Obama regime has started in Pakistan, a war that has already produced 2 million refugees.

By mid-spring 2009 we could sense big trouble brewing from the June to August time frame. First, there was an Operation Blackjack threat for June. Then came the FEMA announcement for another major national-level exercise in late July 2009, only to be followed by the Kansas City, Kansas nuke scenario I uncovered for August.
I have italicized the parts of the FEMA announcement below that really caught our attention. It reinforced the threat of a highly centralized police state control under a martial law scenario:

National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09)
National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) is scheduled for July 27 through July 31, 2009. NLE 09 will be the first major exercise conducted by the United States government that will focus exclusively on terrorism prevention and protection, as opposed to incident response and recovery….
NLE 09 is designated as a Tier I National Level Exercise….
NLE 09 is a White House directed, Congressionally- mandated exercise that includes the participation of all appropriate federal department and agency senior officials, their deputies, staff and key operational elements. In addition, broad regional participation of state, tribal, local, and private sector is anticipated. This year the United States welcomes the participation of Australia, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom in NLE 09.

We published the following warning on June 19th, whose link to "Pending Terror Exercises," included a listing for the Ardent Sentry '09.
Ardent Sentry got quite a few Operation Blackjack watchers worked up into a lather, particularly with the mention of the "nuclear weapons incident" (NUWAIX) scenario. The web site released the following description, which I have reproduced below from a blog:

Northcom | North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are planning to conduct a combined exercise June 18 - 24 that will incorporate several military exercises with a National Guard exercise. These linked exercises are referred to as ARDENT SENTRY 09. Events will take place in multiple venues across the country including Iowa, Kansas, Oregon, Wyoming, and off the East and West Coasts.
The exercise will allow several Department of Defense organizations and some federal and state partners to implement plans and respond to a variety of notional events. Historically, exercises like these have helped both DoD and other agencies review their processes and procedures and focus their future training efforts on closing gaps and identifying areas that need additional attention.
Major AS 09 venues include:
* NORAD’s AMALGAM DART exercise involving air defense activities at Camp Rilea, Oregon;
* The National Guard’s VIGILANT GUARD exercise focused on civil support with major activities in Des Moines, Iowa and Topeka, Kansas; and,
* A Nuclear Weapons Incident exercise (NUWAIX) with a U.S. Air Force response near Cheyenne, Wyoming..


Pending Terror Exercises
9/11 Truth Keeps Tabs

By Captain Eric H. May
Major William B. Fox
& Mrs. Patti Woodard

June 19, 2009

Capt. Eric H. May

Vital Vigilance

Ghost Troop, the patriotic cyber militia, also functions as a cyber media. This is especially the case with Mission 9/11-2B, our ongoing effort to preempt "the next 9/11." Interest in our work has grown steadily, to the point that yesterday CNN published a story about us, probably meant to tar us as crazed conspiracy theorists. Instead they brought us to the attention of the ever widening circle of the Internet.
It is for these independent-minded people that we recently posted:

Pending Terror Exercises,

Many in the 9/11 truth movement believe that the same homicidal cabal that demolished the World Trade Center and blew a hole in the Pentagon isn't finished with its madness. The way we see it, Barack Obama is just the negative image of George W. Bush. The new boss is the same as the old boss, only in a different color.

Black Bush

Although he campaigned for the presidency mouthing the mantra of "change," Obama has exceeded Bush in his determination to "stay the course" in the global war. After the inauguration, the "antiwar" candidate turned to the Middle East conflagration with a vengeance. He grabbed a bucket to douse the flames. It was filled with gasoline, and he has added his own war in Pakistan to Bush's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Declining to investigate his predecessor, he has prohibited review of records (e.g. torture memos, Abu Ghraib photos). He has absolved those who committed war crimes with the stale excuse that they only did what they were ordered to do -- the very argument we rejected as we judged war criminals after World War II. He has promoted Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who led the cover-up of Corporal Pat Tillman's suspicious fratricide, to command in Afghanistan.
He has bolstered presidential license at the expense of public liberties, and strengthened the police state. He shows no interest in quaint Latin phrases like habeas corpus or posse comitatus. He looks askance at 9/11 truthers, pro-lifers, gun rights advocates, "birthers" and historical revisionists. He has designated the Internet as a theater of war, targeted by a military command, supported by the military industrial complex.
A month ago he had his attorney general dismissed an espionage case implicating Jewish agents, including Jane Harman, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. A week ago Jeremiah Wright, his pastor and mentor of 20 years, accused him of being a Jewish puppet. The Jewish lobby is clamoring for so-called "hate crime" laws limiting freedom of speech. Constitutionalists wonder whether it will soon be a federal crime to ask questions about Holocaust history, dual-citizenship politicians, or Barack Obama's nation of birth.

Maj. William Fox

False Flags

Most alarmingly, Obama continues to threaten America by conducting never-ending terror exercises with national military and police forces, each one practicing for the implementation of dictatorship. Such exercises were taking place during 9/11, simulating the very events that occurred that day. The same was the case with London on 7/7 (2005).
Two years ago the House Homeland Security Committee asked Bush to explain National Security Presidential Directive 51, which establishes dictatorship in the event that there is a catastrophe, either natural or man-made. One would think that a Democratic president pledging transparency would quickly reply to their request. The Democratic White House and Congress, though, have adopted a "don't ask, don't tell" approach to their constitutional roles of checking and balancing one another.
Each terror exercise hangs over the heads of the American people like a sword of Damocles. Should our new unitary executive decide that we lack focus, purpose and resolve, he too can play the ghoulish game of false flags, attacking his people to feed his power. Let Ghost Troop's Pending Terror Exercises inform all Americans who understand that the 9/11 treason will strike again if we are not vigilant.


Episode 91 of the 21 June 2009 Corbett Report, available for download on MP3, provides a good overview of the "Operation Black" excitement that jumped a quantum level in June 2009.
It began on June 16th, 2009, when "Matt in Pennsylvania" called the Info Warrior show with Jason Bermas.
Matt described how Operation Blackjack fingered June 22nd as a nuclear terror attack date, right in the middle of the Ardent Sentry Exercise.
Furthermore, in the Telegraph's online Operation Blackjack slide show, Part 4, frame 15, shows the picture of an ID Card with hexadecimal code. When one enters this code into an online binary hexadecimal translator, one gets the message: "This is not simply entertainment."
According to Corbett, on June 18th a second hexadecimal message was found in Blackjack, this time from part 4, frame 17. The hexidecimal converter produced the following result: "This is the final warning on this site. All further warnings will be given on Beware Ardent Sentry. Be alert for semis bearing the sun icon. Not all federal authorities are involved."
The web site is now defunct, although one can still Google online weblog and YouTube reproductions of parts its content. It carried precise grid coordinates for where nuclear explosions might go off in U.S. cities.
James Corbett provides an excerpt from a 17 June 2009 Media Monarchy interview with Clyde Lewis of Ground Zero Lounge in Portland, Oregon by James Pilato of Media Monarchy in Portland [5:52]:

Clyde Lewis: ...On June 21st, England gets bombed [in the Blackjack scenario], London has a big bomb go off, takes out parliament, takes out everything, a big nuclear bomb goes off. And then what happens is then everything goes on alert in the world. We are on special alert. Then there are seven places on the North American continent that get hit with nuclear bombs. Los Angeles, a place in Mexico in gets hit, a few other places -- Toronto Canada gets hit, but then what I find fascinating is that of course New York gets hit, it gets hit miles away from ground zero, and then Portland Oregon gets hit, and that is where it is starting to get scary for me because I was thinking to myself --and they actually had in the Project Blackjack, they had the report you file with NORAD as to the damage from the air what was seen in Portland Oregon at the time of the blast. At ground zero.

Clyde Lewis: (continuing) And they actually gave out the coordinates of where the bombs were supposed to go off. So it was interesting, the longitude and latitude that was being set on that web site, and I said "Why would you go to all this detail if it was just a comic book?" So all this detail was done, and we figured the longitude and latitude for the Portland ground zero bomb site was near Dante's, where I do my shows, because it was in the general area. But then I was able to take GPS and pinpoint it even closer and I found out it was three blocks up from Dante's at a little place called the Natural Gas Building here in Portland. [Author's note, located at 220 NW Second Avenue Portland, OR 97209]. It is called the Teardrop Building. I used to work in there when I did traffic reporting for national networks. So this Raindrop Building, what I found interesting, what I found the Teardrop Building, there is actually this group that sets off the bomb is called "Teardrop," code name for the group that is supposed to set off the bomb. Well I managed to pinpoint it in the parking lot. It was the parking lot adjacent to the Teardrop Building. A parking lot right behind this thing was this huge, huge office building in Portland. And the bomb was supposed to go off in a parking space in a parking lot in a white van. Well, a lot of people who know that area well, it is near the Steel Bridge. And it is a parking lot for the [NW] Natural Gas vans. These are all-white vans, and they all are parked basically in uniform in this area. And I thought, that is pretty scary, because the scenario was that there were white vans with what looked like ammonium nitrate bombs, but they were dirty bombs, and they were in these canisters and they placed them like hidden among these white vans. I thought what a great place to hide that. And it got me kind of spooked because the area where Operation TOPOFF, which was an original, I guess you could say drills that the military has been doing in Portland --plus we have had black helicopters flying over this place since August of last year-- what has been going on is that I notice the latitude and longitude was no more than I guess five or six degrees away from the target site for TOPOFF where there was supposed to be a dirty bomb going off in Portland and Homeland Security conducted this type of thing. So this got me kind of spooked. I am thinking, if this is a comic book, they have sure done their homework. They certainly know where to place the bomb. They certainly know where to hide the bomb, where it can be inconspicuous. They know that white vans are parked in this general area. And they had pictures actually of the place. So whoever did it, if it was a London thing, they came to Oregon and shot the pictures, and put them up there. So I am thinking, I did a show about it, and I remember the Willamette Week called me and wanted me to talk about it. But when I sent them the information, they turned around and did not want me to do the story. I was really dismayed by that, because I am thinking, you need to have a little bit of prevention here and be vigilant and look and see everything that is going on. And then I guess you could say now we are not far away from that date, which is June 22nd, 8:00 some odd AM in the morning when it is supposed to happen, but really what has got me spooked now is here we are, some 120 days after I made that statement that "Be looking out for what is going on with Blackjack." After 120 days we would know for sure if anything is popping along. You take a look around you at what is going on in the world right now, you look at the fanaticism that has been going on from the Right Wing extremists that I did another ground zero show [on], that I predicted this is what Homeland Security would be into. These are right wing extremists who shoot abortion doctors and go into the Holocaust Museum and start shooting up the Holocaust Museum. And then you start hearing Barrack Obama start quoting from the Hadith, the 17th century Hadith, so that Shiites can be pleased that he is a Shiite. It gets really damn spooky, even in California, their 26 billion dollar deficit. Their economy is the third largest in the world, and they have a 26 billion dollar deficit. And Schwarzenegger says "And oh, by the way, the first thing we are going to cut is welfare benefits." I would be a little worried about welfare benefits being cut to the impoverished, when most of them are minorities, and when Homeland Security says in their little statement about right wing extremism, veterans and minorities are going to be the next terrorists in this country, I am beginning to wonder if it is all going to culminate around that time, and if it does, I do not know if a bomb is going to go off in Portland, but it certainly will be a time when martial law will be the closest we will ever be around the solstice. I am pretty damned concerned about it.
James Pilato: I am very much so as well, and that is why I was compelled to get you on the line today and again get this information analysis as quickly as possible...

On the designated terror date of June 22nd, Capt. May jumped into the Blackjack fray by publishing Operation Blackjack —Terror Code 6/22/09 —. First he provided several paragraphs of analysis on historical terror date code patterns, and then in the last paragraph addressed the 6-22 Blackjack terror code date:

Today's date code is 6/22/2009 -- 62229. Notice that 62229 has a 222 in the middle of the 69. Just as 999 can flip to make 666, either digit of 69 can flip to make 66 or 99. 62229 is a perfect number, then, like the Iraq war date code 3223. It can be read backwards or forwards. 62229 contains a hidden 666: add the digits of 222 for the missing 6, then flip the 9 over.
Today is also the third anniversary of the FBI's arrest of seven young black men known as the "Liberty City" terrorists. These patsies-to-be were supposed to have sworn an oath to Osama bin Laden, and were supposed to have been hell-bent to blow up the Sears Tower. The arrest date code of 62226 (6/22/2006), like today's 62229, is a perfect number and a variant of 666.
The numbers don't lie, and in this case they accuse the FBI of refining a false flag attack on ZIP code 60606. We certainly live in interesting times. Over the last six months, an anonymous writer has posted a credible scenario in the UK's Telegraph for the establishment of an American military dictatorship. Code-named Operation Blackjack, it would be brought about by false flag terror -- beginning on 6/22/2009, today:

Operation Blackjack Slide Show

The writer inserts some clever coding in Operation Blackjack. The sum of the digits for today's date code, 62229, equals 21, a blackjack. I suppose we're all gambling that our unlucky number doesn't come up today.

Fortunately this unlucky number did not come up on 6-22. Maybe Blackjack was originally meant to go live, but did not. Or maybe Blackjack was meant to fatigue activists like ourselves prior to the execution of an actual false flag attack in July or August.
We had no choice but to keep our guard up. Capt. May put out the alert “NLE 09 Target Analysis: --CHI NYC HOU PDX DC—“ on 26 July 2009 in the Lone Star Iconoclast, which as usual tracked suspicious indicators:


By Captain Eric H. May
Dr. James Fetzer
Sgt. Maj. Merlin Neadow
and Mrs. Patti Woodard

July 26, 2009

Capt. Eric H. May

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people
of good conscience to remain silent."

Thomas Jefferson


National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) will run from July 27 - July 31. It will be the largest terror drill yet conducted under the Obama administration. Briefly stated, NLE 09 will place thousands of US and foreign troops across the nation, with a scripted mission to prevent a terror attack in the U.S. in the wake of a terrorist attack abroad. While the official version of events to come is innocuous, public affairs and public information officials with FEMA, Homeland Security and the military have refused to answer reporters' questions, or even to return calls. This stonewalling is an indicator of an exercise that may be a clever way of pre-positioning of coercive power to implement martial law, then arrest and incarcerate political dissidents:

National Level Exercises 2009 (NLE 09),
FEMA Press Release, 7/24/2009,

After the departure of George W. Bush, we hoped that Barack Hussein Obama would dismantle the post-9/11 Homeland Regime in the United States and the Global War on Terror abroad. To our dismay, though, 44 seems very much like 43 in his domestic secrecy and foreign bellicosity. It has been a case of "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Most dismaying of all has been Obama's unwillingness to re-examine 9/11.
The Bush administration never wanted to investigate 9/11. The 9/11 Commissioners admitted that their proceedings had been sabotaged and intimidated by the Bush White House. Hundreds of military officers, among them the former head of Army Intelligence, Major General Albert Stubblebine, have called 9/11 "an inside job." If so, it would hardly be a novelty. Operation Northwoods, drawn up by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1962, was designed to provoke the American people into a war with Castro's Cuba:
"Code named Operation Northwoods, the plans reportedly included the possible assassination of Cuban émigrés, sinking boats of Cuban refugees on the high seas, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities." U.S. Military Wanted to Provoke War with Cuba, ABC News, 5/1/01,
Given the willingness of the U.S. government to carry out "false flag" attacks against U.S. citizens, no one should be surprised that a growing number of us believe the 9/11 attacks were designed and carried out by U.S. planners to provoke the American people into Mideast wars. If it were otherwise, the government would conduct a thorough investigation of 9/11 without obstruction and intimidation.
Since Obama will not look into 9/11, he must contend with a country that will do so without him. As with the former USSR, the current USA is discovering that its government is criminal, and can't continue as it is without another 9/11-style false flag attack. Accordingly, a growing number of false flag Internet researchers have begun to alert the public to this set-up "9/11-2B," especially before terror exercises like NLE 09.
Major terror exercises were ongoing when the 9/11/2001 U.S. attacks and the 7/7/2005 U.K. attacks occurred. The damning truth is that both nations' terror exercises were scripted for the very events that occurred. They weren't terror exercises; they were terror operations disguised as exercises.


Dr. James Fetzer

For an excellent introduction to the concept and practice of false flag operations, readers should refer to Wednesday's edition of The Real Deal radio show, hosted by Dr. James Fetzer, renowned academic and founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. The interview is available in both YouTube and transcript:

The Real Deal on NLE 09,
The Real Deal, 7/22/2009,

As a former Marine Corps officer himself, Fetzer conducts an informed interview with former Marine Corps officer, Major William B. Fox, in the first hour. Fox, a Harvard Business School graduate and publisher of America First Books, offers deep insights into the covert culture that promotes false flag terrorism.
In the second hour, Fetzer follows up with retired Sergeant First Class Donald Buswell, a former Army Intelligence SNCO. Buswell achieved national prominence in 2006 by candidly expressing his doubts about the official 9/11 story to the Army, which did all it could to silence him. The decorated Iraq war veteran shares memorable anecdotes about his journey and discoveries.
Major Fox is the Ghost Troop executive officer, and SFC Buswell is its first sergeant. Together with them, we have been identifying Chicago, Houston and Portland as primary, secondary and tertiary false flag targets for years now. During the Bush years, Houston was the top target. Now that Obama is in power, Chicago is. During the summer/fall of 2007, Portland was target number one. Because New York and Washington, D.C. were the 9/11 targets, they are always available. Recent events have made us think that they could be in danger now.


Below, we provide a synopsis and three articles for each of the top five false flag terror targets, starting with the most recent article. Each of the five targets has had at least one disturbing article in the last week.
Chicago is the easiest city in America for Obama to set up. He was last in town on Thursday, at a private dinner with powerful people. Much of his administration has been built out of Chicago insiders, the most conspicuous of them being Rahm Emanuel, known as a vicious Machiavelli even by his friends. There were unsettling and unannounced exercises last week, making residents uneasy. Sears Tower was just renamed Willis Tower, in honor of the insurance company that served "Lucky" Larry Silverstein in the 9/11-WTC affair. Silverstein's real estate partners bought the Sears Tower on 3/11/2009, the anniversary of the Madrid bombings. Occult numerology runs through the place: its ZIP code is 60606 (666), and like the Twin Towers it has 110 (11) stories. We consider it to be the most dangerous place in America.

Helicopter drills precede Obama visit, Chicago Breaking News, 7/21/2009,

NORAD Conducts Early-Morning Exercises Over City,
Chicago Tribune, 7/21/2009,

Coverage mess doesn't mar Silverstein, Willis relations,
Business Insurance, 3/3/2008,

New York is getting the media work up with a Wednesday report of an Al Qaeda plot against it. A month ago the government tried out some high-tech weaponry in its sky, then a few days later CNN lead the charge to persuade the people that they had just seen "mammatus" clouds, Latin lingo for "titty" clouds. The wise guys of the Big Apple are being coached to laugh at impending doom. Not one in a thousand has actually referred to the library or Internet to discover that mammatus clouds are a new, bogus, cover-up concept, with threadbare and contrived "research" to sell them to the masses. New Yorkers never got a decent explanation of why Air Force One terrified them in late April. Maybe it was a signal for 9/11-2B.

Feds: Long Island man gave Al Qaeda info on city subways,
Daily News, 7/22/2009,

Apocalyptic Sky Over New York Tonight, Gothamist, 6/26/2009,

Panic in Manhattan as Air Force One brings back memories of 9/11,
Times Online, 4/29/2009,

Houston has had more inexplicable terror-type events than any other city in the U.S. since 9/11. Ghost Troop predicted most of them, leading The Lone Star Iconoclast to publish an editorial on 3/3/2008, calling for a congressional investigation of our uncanny performance. Texas City, a petrochemical city just south of Houston, has been the most affected place of all. Friday it had a petrochemical emergency, which was blamed on freak lightning a first-time reason, even to those who have lived there for decades. Military aircraft have been pestering the petrochemical district, and Homeland Security director Bruce Clawson refuses to answer questions about them, muttering that the public should simply trust its officials.

Lightning sparks oil tank blaze, Galveston
County Daily News, 7/24/2009, conducted

Chopper leaves officials clueless, 7/1/2009,

Hovering chopper tests residents' nerves, 5/30/2009,

Portland came close to a terror attack on October 18, 2007 the last day of TOPOFF-4, an exercise very much like NLE 09 in its scope. The day started out with a Ghost Troop alert to Southeast Texas, followed by a Dow Chemical explosion in Southeast Texas a few hours late . . . followed by the first assassination attempt against Benazir Bhutto . . . followed by a bomb scare and the closure of downtown Portland while Michael Chertoff was close by. It was a three-in-one false flag day. We were hounded throughout our mission to protect Portland by COINTELPRO operators, pseudonymic sorts like "Col. Jenny Sparks" and "Arabesque." We had a U.S. Army Signal Corps propagandist "RTO Trainer" (an anagram for "anti-terror") attacking us, too. They all agreed that we were anti-Semitic for questioning Israeli motives. Last month FEMA admitted that Israel had taken part in TOPOFF-4. If their participation was on the level, why was it kept secret?

Mustard chemical leak detected at depot,
Tri-City Herald, 7/22/2009,

FEMA Administrator Fugate Meets Top Israeli Official
to Discuss Emergency Management Issues
FEMA Press Release, 6/30/2009,

It pays to monitor terror exercises, KBOO Presswatch, 10/18/2007,

Washington, D.C. has been busy with terror drills. Wednesday, in the early morning, they received the same NORAD midnight maneuvers that Chicago had received 24 hours earlier. They had the same amount of advance warning: almost none. On June 22 NORAD was participating in Ardent Sentry, a terror exercise simulating train derailments. On that very day, the Air Guard general in charge of D.C. Air defenses on 9/11 died in a freak D.C. train derailment. On June 10 NORAD conducted mid-day exercises in downtown Washington D.C. The Holocaust Museum shootings occurred in the middle of those exercises. CNN slammed Ghost Troop for asking questions about what happened.

NORAD Flight Exercise Planned for Washington, DC,
Department of Defense Press Advisory, 7/21/2009,

Man who scrambled jets on 9/11 among D. C. train victims,
Daily News, 6/24/2009,

Some suspect conspiracy in Holocaust Museum case, CNN, 6/10/2009,

The moment NLE 2009 was over, we could hardly relax. Right on its heels we faced the "Vibrant Response" military exercise with its ominous 10 Kiloton nuclear blast scenario in Kansas City, Kansas.
As Capt. May recounted our apprehension in our subsequent interview with Erskine Overnight:

Capt. May: …About a month ago Maj. Fox and I and Dr. Jim Fetzer were part of a strong movement to expose 10 Kiloton nuclear drills being run out of Ft. Leavenworth. Maj. Fox did some excellent research and got an admission that that was what was going on. However, the military was hiding all of this. So we pretty much blew the lid off that exercise. And many people involved in the exercise said the target was Kansas City, Kansas. So there is another occult pattern.
Erskine: It is entirely too much to be coincidence. I mean, you can strike up some things to coincidence, and some things, that hey, you are making it fit like an astrology column. It fits me perfect--well it fits about three fourths of the people perfect, but on this it is way beyond coincidence, isn't it?

On the 3rd of August we published “Nuclear Obama’s Vibrant Response.” This go around we were very pleased to have W. Leon Smith, Publisher of the Lone Star Iconoclast, come on board as a co-author:


Nuclear Obama's
"Vibrant Response"

Captain Eric H. May
W. Leon Smith
Dr. James H. Fetzer
Major William B. Fox

August 3, 2009

Capt. Eric H. May

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell is not easily conquered.
— Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, 1776

Tick Tock Obama

Time is working against Barack Obama. Just-released poll numbers show that his popularity is slightly above fifty percent, down considerably from a month ago. The quicksand war in Iraq has been equaled by the quicksand war in Afghanistan, and the brand-new war he has stirred up in Pakistan has nearly sunk the pro-U.S. government for which we have long paid bountiful bribes. Israel and its muscular American lobby supported his candidacy, and now they are pressuring his presidency to start a war with Iran.
Domestically, the health care debate has turned against him, and drains his political capital, causing even Democrats to desert his standard. The economy is still rotten, unemployment is still rising, and any assurance that things will soon get better is dubious at best. Blaming Bush for it all was a fine way of temporizing in his first hundred days, and an adequate defense in his second hundred days, but the third hundred days, which begin this week, will likely extinguish his excuses.
His standing with the military is mediocre at best, given his escalations in the Middle East, and it won't get any better when he escalates still more to keep the failing mission going. His relations with American policemen are lousy, a result of his recent championing of friend Robert Gates against the Cambridge Police Department, which he accused of stupidity. Add to this a threat to his position unique in American history: nearly 60 percent of Republicans believe that he is a foreigner and therefore a usurper. The mainstream media persistently ridicules the so-called "birthers," but it's hard to find humor in Obama's expenditure of nearly $1 million on lawyers who adamantly refuse to turn over his valid certificate and education documents.
Unsteady on his throne, upon which King George unsteadily sat only half a year ago, Obama needs some magic to stop his bleeding, silence his detractors and resume his socialist surge. Many of his cronies and controllers are wishing right about now that Joe Biden's prediction of a catastrophic challenge in the first six months of the Obama nation would come true.

W. Leon Smith

NLE 09 — A Disarmed Nuke

They almost got their wish last week, by means of National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09), a massive terror drill suspiciously like the 9/11 U.S. terror drills (simulating hijacked airplanes as weapons) and the 7/7 U.K. terror drills (simulating railway bombings). Officials and mainstream media in both countries call it coincidence, but among their publics more and more are calling it conspiracy. Events shortly before and during NLE 09 argue strongly that there was an official conspiracy by the Obama administration to execute a "false flag" attack against our country, using the terror drill has a convenient way to pre-position forces. To compare what happened to what we thought would happen, we urge the reader to review our pre-exercise article, published last Sunday:

"NLE 09 Target Analysis — CHI NYC HOU PDX DC,"
The Lone Star Iconoclast, 7/26/2009,

If you're going to attack your own country, you should observe three basic rules:
FIRST: Convince your victim that you are a faithful friend.
The Obama administration arranged a pre-NLE 09 pow wow with America under the most favorable circumstances by placing a presidential press conference on 7/22, immediately before the most hyped cable program of the year:

"Obama Presser Delays CNN's 'Black in America 2' Premiere,"
Broadcasting and Cable, 7/20/2009

By inserting a black Barack ahead of the CNN special, his handlers hoped to revive the national optimism of the Obama election. Further, they meant to remind the nation of its racist past, thereby stifling Obama critics.
SECOND: Convince your victim that an insidious enemy is intent on striking, so that you can blame that enemy after you attack.
The day after the press conference, media worldwide published the story, offered up by U.S. intelligence, that established a very strong motive for an Al Qaeda attack:

"Osama bin Laden son 'probably killed in US drone attack',"
UK Guardian, 7/23/2009,

THIRD: Have a plan and stick to it.
NLE 09's script called for a widespread U.S. response to a foreign terror event, which would place our country in imminent danger of a follow-up attack. "Spanish terrorists" did their part on Thursday, 7/30, the fourth day of NLE 09. It happened at 8 AM, Central Time:

"Bombing Kills 2 Police Officers on Spanish Island,"
New York Times, 7/30/2009,

Never mind that the attacks were blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA and not Al Qaeda. The infamous Madrid train bombings of 3/11 in 2004 were blamed on ETA, too; compliant Spanish officials changed the story days later, blaming Al Qaeda. At 11 AM, Central, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the president was in the situation room, handling a make-believe catastrophe:

"Obama Participates in Terror Preparedness Test,"
CBS, 7/30/2009,

In light of what happened while he was there, Obama in the situation room was quite reminiscent of Cheney in the bunker:

"Entire Texas Town, Population 70,000, Evacuated Due to Fire,"
Associated Press, 7/30/2009,,0,2049153.story

Our national mainstream media obligingly focused on the "beer summit" scheduled for that afternoon at the White House, only "breaking" the story of the Bryan, Texas catastrophe five hours after it happened. The next day the story received scant coverage, especially the inconvenient fact that military Hazmat forces were practicing such a catastrophe in the area at the time it happened.
In our article, NLE 09 Target Analysis — CHI NYC HOU PDX DC, we stated that the Houston area the third most likely false flag site in the nation. In light of Thursday's near miss, it's now our most likely target. The order of likelihood is now: Houston, Chicago, New York City, Portland, Oregon and Washington, DC.
Robots, reactionaries and Rahm Emanuel will rationalize that all of these July 30 events, which fit perfectly into the NLE 09 terror script, were coincidences. They will chuckle that military experts and experienced journalists like us have fallen over the edge into conspiracy theory. They are right in part: our theory, backed up by the facts above, is indeed that there is indeed a conspiracy. They are wrong to chuckle, though: treason is a capital offense, and no laughing matter.

Dr. James Fetzer

In all likelihood the Obama administration didn't carry out the false flag option built into NLE 09 because of two things: first, the torrent of Internet traffic about the false flag possibilities of the exercise; second, the egregious political error of Obama's ostracizing nearly every cop in the country when he intended to carry out his "9/11-2B" operation.
Every terror drill has a false flag option built into it, and accordingly every patriotic American should scream bloody mass murder when one is about to occur. A small number of alternative media "9/11 Truth” writers and broadcasters deride this simple, warranted and proven means of self-defense as "crying wolf." In light of the U.S. 9/11 and the U.K. 7/7 terror drills/attacks, it would be absurd NOT to cry wolf, since the wolves are actual. We wonder what motivates those who urge defenselessness, and in turn ask them whether they are trying to help the wolf by convincing the American people to behave like sheeple.
We've seen it done before, in a Houston area terror attempt very much like the one we just saw in Bryan. It happened near the BP refinery in Texas City. The same tactic of issuing a widespread alert scared the wolf off in that case, too, and the same enablers did all they could do to convince the public that it had never happened:

"Nuclear attack warning story dismissed,"
Galveston County Daily News, 2/2/2006,

TJ Aulds, the Daily News reporter who parroted the cover-up stories of the FBI's Shauna Dunlap and Homeland Security's Bruce Clawson, was willing to set up his hometown for obliteration..., and as a result he received promotion and recognition. Were it not so, how could malefactors attract assistants for terror and treason?

Vibrant Response — A Rearmed Nuke

The day that NLE 09 (7/27-7/31) ended, "Vibrant Response" (7/31-8/14) began:

'Vibrant Response' to train troops for disasters,
WWW.ARMY.MIL, 7/27/2009,

Vibrant Response is specifically designed to simulate a catastrophic WMD attack resulting in massive casualties. Remember the rule that every terror drill contains the option to execute the terror attack presented in its script. With that in mind, it is our duty — it is every patriot's duty — to sound the alarm, even though false flag enablers in the mainstream and alternative media will undoubtedly say we are crying wolf.
We have learned from U.S. Army North public affairs that Vibrant Response will involve a 10 kiloton nuclear device, targeted against Kansas City. Officials did not specify whether the target was Kansas City, Kansas or Kansas City, Missouri. Our guess is that it is Kansas City, Kansas. We have noticed and explored certain idiosyncrasies in false flag terror. One of them is the tendency to attack targets with repetitive names:

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
New York City, New York
Texas City, Texas

Kansas City, Kansas would fit the pattern perfectly. Having said that, the optional false flag target could be anywhere. We have noted above the five most likely metropolitan attack areas of Houston, Chicago, New York, Portland and Washington, DC. In the case of the WMD team lurking near Texas City on February 1, 2006, they were supposed to be operating in the exercise target area of Charleston, South Carolina. Their exercise script, like that of Vibrant Response, specified a 10 kiloton nuke.

Maj. William Fox

Nuclear Go Go

Another idiosyncrasy of the false flag terrorists is their fascination with, and use of, occult numerology. After the 9/11 U.S. attacks, the 3/11 Madrid attacks, the 7/7 (7 x 11) London attacks and the 7/11 Mumbai attacks, the public was becoming aware of it. In an attempt to suppress speculation, the FBI and ABC collaborated on a 7/11/2006 "limited hangout" story — one that told the public just enough to assure it that the establishment was looking out for it:

"New York, 9/ll; Madrid, 3/11; Mumbai, 7/ll,"
ABC News, 7/11/2006,

Clever readers can look closely and see how ABC/FBI tried to make their own story inaccessible by substituting a double "L" instead of an 11 in the date codes for New York and Mumbai. The date code for Madrid is correct.
The numerology — their widely recognized coded system — is indispensable for anyone who wants to understand their signals. This is disturbingly relevant at present, because the false flaggers have just sent out an unmistakable signal with the announcement of a military pilot's death:

Michael Scott Speicher,
United States Military Family Resource Network, 8/2/2009,

Navy Capt. Speicher was said to be dead on 1/17/91 by Dick Cheney, at the time Secretary of Defense. His status was changed to missing in action on 1/11/01, which decodes to 1111. His status was changed again on 10/11/2002, which decodes to 11122, the date on which our Congress passed the Iraq War Resolution, thereby assuring the invasion of that country.
To demonstrate the universality of the terror date code, consider that the next day, 10/12/2002 (11222) the Bali bombings occurred, thereby giving Australia a casus belli for an invasion of the Middle East. Between the Iraq War Resolution (11122) and the London bombings (7/7), there are exactly 999 days — the same as the U.K. emergency code. Between the 9/11 U.S. attacks and the 3/11 (2004) Madrid attacks there are exactly 911 days — the same as the U.S. emergency code. Coincidence? Hardly.
The in and out of it is that the announcement of Capt. Speicher's death is a code of some sort. Coming at the beginning of Vibrant Response, we are anxious that it could be a "GO" signal for a nuclear false flag attack.
Another likely false flag signal is the release over the weekend of the previously withheld photos from the terrifying overflight by Air Force One in Manhattan in April. New Yorkers at the time believed that they were under attack again. They may well have been right, but a few months premature, in their assessment:

"More on Air Force One's New York photo op released,"
CNN, 8/1/2009,

Finally, there is the indicator of the mobilization by New York's Zionists, announced the day after the publication of the "bin Laden's son killed" story, three days before the beginning of NLE 09. According to the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz, New York's Jewish community was tipped off to the WTC attacks of 9/11 hours in advance. It would be foolish not to consider the possibility that the same community knows something is coming:

"IDF Vets Train U.S. Jews to Protect Their Communities,", 7/24/2009,

As the Vibrant Response exercise got rolling, we updated the public with many anomalies that were taking place:


Vibrant Response Update

Major William B. Fox
Dr. James H. Fetzer
Captain Eric H. May

August 6, 2009


William B. Fox

America is currently in a red zone for a false flag attack lasting through September 2009. The "Vibrant Response" period from July 31-August 14, 2009 is especially dangerous, as noted in our Monday, Aug 3, 2009 alert: Nuclear Obama's `Vibrant Response’" 1
On Tuesday, August 4, 2009, an important indicator reinforced our concerns. In "Terror Drill Off New York Tests Agencies Against Seaborne Attack," CNN's Jason Kessler wrote: 2

Eight government agencies participated in the drill, ranging from the NYPD to the U.S. Coast Guard. The exercise took place at the entrance of New York Harbor, just south of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge linking Staten Island to Brooklyn.

Per the drill's plan, eight boats were to cross a checkpoint set up by authorities. They were on the lookout for abnormally high concentrations of radioactivity -- a telltale sign of an improvised nuclear device or a radiological dispersal device, more familiarly known as a dirty bomb. Some of the boats were decoys with no radioactive substances aboard, while others had actual radioactive isotopes planted in them.

From the false flag perspective, a major exercise is the best time for high level insiders to pull off an attack. Please see Chapter 7 "How September 11th Became the False Flag Rosetta Stone" 3 and Chapter 8 "9/11 Patterns As Future False Flag Indicators" 4 in the online Mission of Conscience series by Maj. William B. Fox for a full explanation about why false flag attacks tend to coincide with major anti-terror exercises. These chapters explain why that which is “exercised” also tells us that which could have been—or could be-- done. They also explain why areas that have been prepared for a false flag attack tend to be permanently revisited on an opportunistic basis.
As a consequence, we remain sensitive about unusual events in false flag target zones identified by past alerts, especially since a target can be anywhere.
New York City is one such target zone. The Tuesday anti-nuclear device exercises helped to confirm our fears.
Texas City, Texas, another target area, saw four tankers carrying hazardous chemicals experience a freak real world derailment on Monday.5 Simulated train derailments are a topic of military exercises: 6
Portland, Oregon, another prior alert area, will experience enhanced air defense exercises from August 4-9 run by the U.S. Air Force.7

Dr. James Fetzer

The Kansas City area, with its 10 kiloton simulated nuclear explosion during the Vibrant Response exercise, is the most noteworthy of all. 400-500 members of a nuclear warfare-trained consequence-management response force (CCMRF) will train at nearby Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. They will also role-play as public figures, to include mayors and governors. This may imply a martial law clamp down scenario, consistent with NSPD-51 and other highly secretive directives of the Bush era that Obama retains in force. 8
A U.S. Army North Public Information officer told the Iconoclast that the two week Vibrant Response exercise will train two classes back-to back lasting about one week each. The initial phase of each class will include a 10 KT nuclear explosion simulation scenario. Tuesday is the most logical day for each class to deal with a hypothetical explosion, just as Tuesday was also a logical day on September 11, 2001 for participants in over 15 concurrent exercises to see their disaster scenario go “live” at the World Trade Center towers. Most exercises that start off with Monday as a work day are likely to use that day merely as an orientation time for settling in, before tackling a catastrophic event the following day.
The upcoming date of Tuesday, 8-11 is worrisome. High level insiders seem to have a strange numerological fascination with “11.” They also like to repeat the same digits (making them divisible by 11), and ignore zeroes.
Consider the day 9-11, when twin towers resembling a large “11” with 110 stories each got destroyed. (“110” is another “11” after the zero is ignored) Other examples include the 10-12-2002 “Australian 9-11” Bali attack (or “11222” without the zeros), the 3-11-2004 Madrid bombings, the 7-7-2005 London terror attacks, and the 7-11-2006 Mumbai bombings. Furthermore, when one adds the digits of 2009 in the year field (a common numerological practice), 8-11-2009 becomes “double trouble” 8-11-11.
This Saturday, 8-8, (or 8 x “11” in occult numerology) also has significance. The Israel-U.S. sponsored attack by Georgia against South Ossetia took place on 8-8-2008. The U.S. embassy in Beijing opened at 8:08 AM on 8-8-2008, 9 and the Olympics began at 8:08:08 PM on 8-8, 10 This reflected not only the Chinese fascination with “8” as a lucky number, but also high level insider fascination with multiples of “11.”

Capt. Eric H. May

The Increasingly Harsh Tone
of High-Level Insider Rhetoric

Vibrant Response comes right after National Level Exercise ’09 (July 27-31), where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, and thousands of military personnel exclusively focused on “terrorism prevention and protection” and the use of foreign military on U.S. soil. 11
During NLE ’09, that which was exercised also became that which was done when Homeland Security arrested a suspected “home grown terrorist”: North Carolina Terror Arrests Timed to Coincide with NLE 09 12
National media have flip-flopped once again on the Iranian “threat.” They once acknowledged the National Intelligence Estimate of December 2007. This estimate, which reflected the consensus of 16 intelligence agencies of the United States Government, claimed that Iran gave up its nuclear weapons program years earlier. Now speculation has resumed that America is in some sort of imminent danger from Iranian WMD’s. We are once again being warned that it is not a question of “if” but “when” this nation will experience a repeat 9-11.
DHS Czarina Janet Napolitano has even suggested that veterans, pro-gun advocates, anti-abortionists, and other conservatives are potential “terrorists” who may resort to violence.13 While some individuals in those categories have shown that disposition, it is strange –even bizarre—to characterize these groups using such language. This is especially true in the case of veterans.
While it would be absurd to imagine that false flag attackers are hiding behind every bush, it would be irresponsible not to take notice of specific situations that might be used to conceal another false flag attack. Far from being an exception to the rule, the U.S. Government has shown a propensity to deceive the American people about its aims and objectives. 9/11 was only the most spectacular of all “inside jobs.”
Indeed, the continuation of Bush-era national security policies by Obama and his handlers includes the non-repudiation of the Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act and the continued surveillance of the American people. It also includes the extension of the war in Afghanistan and the retention of rendition as an option. We believe that American citizens must still take seriously both what high level insiders practice –as well as what they say.
A 10 KT nuclear explosion simulation should remind us of the exercise in London on 7/7 that “went live” in precisely the same tube lines that were the hypothetical targets in a training exercise. The documentary, 7/7 Ripple Effect 14 (available on YouTube) has lessons not just for citizens of the United Kingdom, but also for the United States and the world –lessons we ignore at our peril.


On August 14th, Capt. May published “9/11 Truth KO’s Vibrant Response False Flag.” He drew attention to the suspicious fact that the Ft. Leavenworth Lamp published an article within a couple of days of our alert that indicated that the exercise was ending five days earlier than originally announced.


VA Hospital, Houston — Alarmed by what they saw as the dangers of national WMD terror exercise "Vibrant Response," four leading 9/11 Truth veterans decided to issue an alert. Going by the dictum that every terror exercise has an optional plan to become a terror attack, they investigated and published the Vibrant Response script, which called for a simulated nuking of Kansas City. They added a list of the top five U.S. target cities, based upon their experience in monitoring — and sometimes interdicting — false flag terror exercises.
A simple chronology shows that their concerns were warranted and their assertions were correct:

July 27 — The U.S. military announces Vibrant Response, 2009, scheduled for July 31 - August 14. They make no mention of a Kansas City nuclear event:

"'Vibrant Response' to train troops for disasters,"
Army News Service
, 7/27/2009,

August 3 — The 9/11 Truth article warning about Vibrant Response is published. It specifies that there will be a nuclear simulation in the Kansas City area:

"Nuclear Obama's `Vibrant Response,'"
The Lone Star Iconoclast
, 8/3/2009,

August 5 — Leavenworth Times, a major publication in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, where Vibrant Response is headquartered, publishes an article that casually mentions the crucial fact that the terror exercise will involve a nuclear simulation in Kansas City:

"Exercise Focuses on Emergencies,"
Leavenworth Times
, 8/5/2009,

August 6 — The Fort Leavenworth Lamp publishes the bizarre information — also casually inserted — that Vibrant Response is ending five days early. The curtailing of a major military exercise is unheard of, but the article offers no explanation:

"Joint task force trains for disaster response,"
The Fort Leavenworth Lamp
, 8/6/2009,

The articles above — three out of four of them official military sources — suggest that a false flag terror attack was indeed being prepared, and that the revelation of key exercise information by the 9/11 Truth article forestalled it.

In an effort to double-check facts, I called up Tisha Johnson, author of “Joint task force trains for disaster response,” to ask why she said the exercise was lasting from “July 31 through Aug. 9” when originally it was scheduled to last through August 14th. Ms. Johnson said she got her information from a Public Affairs Officer at Ft. Monroe, VA.
When I called the Ft. Monroe public affairs officer, he said that the exercise had lasted until the 14th and there were no irregularities. When I called another public affairs officer at U.S. Army North in San Antonio, Texas, he repeated what the Ft. Monroe officer told me.
Capt. May suspected that they could be blowing smoke, and that our alert had in fact caused false flag malefactors to scurry away from setting off a real nuke, as reflected by Johnson's first indication of exercise curtailment.
On August 23rd, Mark Dankof interviewed me on his Republic Broadcasting Network show. He asked me if I thought we had interdicted a possible nuclear attack on Kansas City, Kansas. I responded that we have to be very careful about verifying all facts before drawing conclusions, and currently I am faced with contradictory information between Ms. Johnson’s original article, and what the public affairs officers told me. This issue required further research before I can draw any conclusions.
I even went a step further to try to appear low key. I said that until we see hard evidence to the contrary, it is quite possible that by now the military has more than adequate counterintelligence capabilities, and our activist efforts are now no longer needed to prevent false flag attacks. I genuinely hope this is the case.
Certainly counterintelligence measures were totally inadequate on 9/11. I see no evidence that the Obama administration is out from underneath heavy Zionist influence and infiltration, as detailed in Chapter 35. Therefore, we certainly have plausible reason to continue our citizen vigilance activities in an effort to provide additional "social insurance" against disaster. Furthermore, given inherent problems with government operators and bureaucrats identified by the libertarian commentator Harry Brown in his classic work Why Government Doesn't Work, quite often they routinely need lots of additional over watch, adult supervision, and advice from outside activists regarding a wide range of issues that include not just defense-related issues, but also myriad other issues such as protecting the environment and running Child Protective Services.
In making these remarks, I was concerned that if I sounded like I was beating my chest, bragging that somehow I just knew that the exercise had been curtailed, and on top of this had a gleeful tone to my voice, that this could be twisted by our enemies. They could try to smear us as "subversives" by suggesting that we are somehow fundamentally anti-defense, anti-military, and anti-police. They might charge that we seek to disrupt exercises and degrade military morale as ends in themselves, all of which is not true.
The Barnes Review article "A Mockery of Justice—The Great Sedition Trial of 1944" by Michael Collins Piper & Ken Hoop provides a good historical case study about how establishment figures can play rough and dirty with activists --to include right wingers-- by running them through the court system on bogus subversion charges. I view military and police exercises as very serious matters that must be handled with great care.
I repeated our usual "boiler plate" legal defense position to Mark Dankof, namely that our goal is to attack the parasite, which consists of the hostile foreign intelligence Mossad --which we hold responsible for 9/11-- and not hurt the host -- which involves U.S. military and domestic police operations. Under normal circumstances, we enthusiastically support U.S. military exercises and national defense preparedness, just as I have always admired civil defense preparedness in countries like Switzerland, Norway, and Sweden. We want to block the possibility of an explosion by a false flag nuclear device, but not an underlying exercises itself. In addition, we do not want to make it appear like we are encouraging any military personnel or police to step back from their duties. We hope to supplement military counterintelligence and "counter terrorism," not oppose or disrupt it. While we are justified in engaging in intelligent speculation prior to events in order to make predictions and issue warnings, we constrain ourselves to careful fact-finding and analysis once they become historical events. We are working for peaceful and lawful change consistent with our oath to protect the Constitution, not violent revolutionary overthrow. We hope that our activist efforts to keep exercise operations above board and honest will help to boost rather than degrade military and police morale.
That was a mouth full, but that was pretty much what I tried to say.
Moving into September, we saw a strange hijacking of an airline in Mexico. According to the article “Officials: Plane Hijacked Because It Was 9-9-09.

Mexico's security secretary says a Bolivian religious fanatic told police he hijacked a Mexican flight from the resort city of Cancun after receiving a divine revelation.
Public Safety Secretary Genaro Garcia Luna says Jose Mar Flores, 44, told police that Wednesday's date - 9-9-09 - is the satanic number 666 turned upside down.
Garcia Luna says Flores used a fake bomb to hijack the plane, then ordered the pilot to circle over Mexico City seven times. He said he wanted to warn Mexican President Felipe Calderon of an impending earthquake.

If nothing else, this episode demonstrated that Mossad-CIA is not the only entity that practices occult numerology. That is, unless Jose Flores was involved with some kind of Mossad-CIA MK-ULTRA project, which is not necessarily out of the question. More on this later when I discuss the likely false flag mass homicides at Ft. Hood, Texas in November 2009 in Chapter 39.
The next major upcoming occult date was 9-11. As an amazing coincidence, it brought with it some exciting moments involving Obama.
Capt. May recounted in his 12 Sept 2009 Erskine Overnight interview:

Capt. May: …A perfect number, 9-11 both ways. We put out an alert, and we had great concerns about Texas City. Now there was some activity at Texas City that was irregular. I am going to do an article about it [Editor's Note: Please see "9/11 Anniversary Attack on Texas City, Texas?"], but I will not focus on it at the moment. What I will focus on, is that we put out our article at 6:00 AM. By 10:00 AM central time, Barack Obama looks like he came about one hair away from being an ex-President because of those Coast Guard so-called exercises. Have you looked at that?
Erskine: Definitely I have seen it where they were firing shots on the Potomac on the whole thing and they dismissed it as just an exercise, but it could not have been any more ill-timed in my opinion.
Capt. May: This was the most egregious example probably since 9/11 itself. Of government claiming to hear, see, and say no evil. All of his protective agencies, FBI, Secret Service, Homeland Security, basically said they didn't have a clue. The Coast Guard said it did not have a clue. CNN said it was an all-out attack. Now they tried to cover their tail ends by saying, "Well, we got it wrong from the Coast Guard." But you know what it all reminds me of?
Erskine: What?
Capt. May: Building Seven. Building 7, when everybody knew it was going to come down, and they were reading their scripts too prematurely. I think there was a very, very good chance that that was an aborted assassination. A very good chance. Maj. Fox and I have written about this. Remember the Dead Monkey cartoon of February 17th?
Erskine: Right.
Capt. May: That came directly after we interdicted a likely false flag on Sears Tower. And this summer--
Erskine: Which, let me interrupt. That is 666 [zip 60606, knock out zeroes] is the address at the Sears Tower. That was one of the purposes on that one.
Capt. May: Exactly, exactly. It is the most dangerous building in America. By the way, that is not just us. The FBI says that. It is just that we know the FBI is setting it up. But they say, essentially what we say. At about the time that you and I did our last interview, you may remember that I had just led a false flag interdiction with Sears Tower. Within about a week of our finishing, the FBI arrested, what, seven black kids. The Liberty Seven, and said that they had taken an oath to Bin Laden to blow up Sears Tower. Now this is after we have run our mission. So they are following our lead, and incidentally, that arrest made was on, get ready, 6-22-2006. 62226. Another perfect number. So these guys are freaks for these patterns . What happened yesterday was no mistake. It was either an aborted assassination or it was an attempt to scare the hell out of Obama or it was part of a wider operation that somehow was aborted.
Erskine: Wow. 9-11-09 a day which could have certainly lived in infamy if it had not been aborted, and CNN reported an all-out attack. Very interesting. More when we get back. And the others laugh it off. It was just a routine, routine exercise. Routine exercise on 9/11? I don't think so. More when we get back on Erskine Overnight.

Moving into late fall 2009, bombings, massacres, and assassinations were taking place with disturbing frequency in Pakistan --many of them blamed on Blackwater and other mercenary firms as false flag attacks-- stirring up ever more trouble, justifying counter terrorism budgets in the short run, but solidifying Pakistan's very own homegrown Taliban insurgency in the long run, as usual.
In his brilliant 11 Dec 2009 article "Obama Declares War on Pakistan," Webster G. Tarpley observed:

Obama’s West Point speech of December 1 represents far more than the obvious brutal escalation in Afghanistan -- it is nothing less than a declaration of all-out war by the United States against Pakistan. This is a brand-new war, a much wider war now targeting Pakistan, a country of 160 million people armed with nuclear weapons. In the process, Afghanistan is scheduled to be broken up. This is no longer the Bush Cheney Afghan war we have known in the past. This is something immensely bigger: the attempt to destroy the Pakistani central government in Islamabad and to sink that country into a chaos of civil war, Balkanization, subdivision and general mayhem. The chosen strategy is to massively export the Afghan civil war into Pakistan and beyond, fracturing Pakistan along ethnic lines. It is an oblique war using fourth-generation or guerrilla warfare techniques to assail a country which the United States and its associates in aggression are far too weak to attack directly. In this war, the Taliban are employed as US proxies. This aggression against Pakistan is Obama's attempt to wage the Great Game against the hub of Central Asia and Eurasia or more generally.

The following are examples of articles covered by Jason Ditz and others about the steady drum beat of destabilizing terror attacks. A major "kickoff" for this campaign was the spectacular bombing of the Islamabad Marriott in September 2008:

2008-09-25 Al Qaeda-linked suspects emerge in Islamabad Marriott attacks By Bill Roggio, The Long War Journal, "Two senior al Qaeda and Taliban-linked Pakistani terrorists are suspected of being behind the Sept. 20 bombing at the Marriott hotel in Islamabad. The deadly attack killed more than 50 Pakistanis and foreigners and wounded more than 270, and destroyed the once-popular hotel."
2009-05-03 U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan 'backfiring,' Congress told Predator missile strikes aimed at Al Qaeda often go astray, enraging the people and threatening the Islamabad government, top military advisor testifies. Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times
2009-06-24 At Least 80 Dead as U.S. Drones Attack South Waziristan Funeral Procession By Jason Ditz
2009-10-20 Suicide blasts at Islamabad university kill at least five, CNN
2009-11-19 Blast kills 2 officers in Pakistan day after courthouse bombing kills 19 and wounds 51 by Riaz Khan, Associated Press, San Francisco Examiner
2009-12-17 US Drone Attacks Kill at Least 17 in North Waziristan Missiles Rain Down on Tribal Region by Jason Ditz
2009-11-23 The Secret US War in Pakistan By Jeremy Scahill, The Nation.
2009-12-02 Suicide bomber kills one in Pakistan navy HQ attack, by Khurram Shahzad – (AFP)
2009-12-05 Blast rocks NW Pakistan's Peshawar, several killed PESHAWAR, Pakistan, (Xinhua) --
2009-12-28 US Drone Strike Kills at Least 14 in North Waziristan Panic in Pakistan's Tribal Areas as Drones, Warplanes an Almost Constant Menace by Jason Ditz
2009-12-29 Suicide Attack on Pakistani Shi’ites Kills 43, 90 Others Wounded in Yesterday's Attack, Sparking Shi'ite Riots by Jason Ditz

Again, this is only a small sampling of the continuing violence and mayhem destabilizing Pakistan. One can find a more comprehensive listing of events at
Please also recollect the famous Thomas Jefferson quote: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." Similarly, a Mossad-CIA establishment that is powerful enough to pull off 9-11 and not stand trial, plus kick off a steady drum beat of bombings and other destabilization operations in Pakistan (not to mention Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, and other Middle Eastern countries), is also powerful enough to some day pull the same pattern of false flag tricks on American soil, in which Ft. Hood-type shootings and Oklahoma City bombings will become almost weekly events. If present trends do not change, we can also expect the U.S. military to be just as myopic on the home front as it is currently over seas, unless enough citizen activists can wake up the public in time.

Before closing out this chapter, at least a couple of topics merit broader intelligence analysis.

1) The extent to which the U.S. military establishment has itself become a mind-controlled, false flag "patsy" of Zionists, as evidenced by its institutionalized inability to avoid repeating all the errors of Vietnam, failure to interdict Mossad or other false flag activity in America (ranging from 9/11 to the Ft. Hood shootings), or avoid a zombie walk into another Stalingrad disaster in the Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran theater on a broader strategic level.
2) The extent to which the U.S. military has become such a "derivative" organization decoupled from original citizen soldier concepts, that it serves alien --specifically Zionist-- special interests as opposed to U.S. national interests and the U.S. Constitution, and would likely repeat many of the horrors of the Red Army under Jewish Bolsheviks in a national martial law clamp down scenario.

There are quite a few articles that have appeared at,, counterpunch,, and other independent or free-thinking web sites that make convincing analogies between America's fiasco in the Vietnam-Indochina War and its current crusade in the Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran theater. A good example is the 22 Jan 2010 article "Mayor of the North Pole" by Jeff Huber, which states:

...Karzai, whose government is rated as the second most corrupt regime in the world by Transparency International, doesn’t even control Kabul.  He may as well be Mayor of the North Pole.  President Obama, at the prodding of General Stanley McChrystal and the rest of the Long War cabal, has signed on to a major escalation and a long-term commitment to this woebegone war, a war that’s turning into a goat rope more tangled than the Mesopotamia Mistake...
 ...The only rationale for being in Afghanistan at all is to deny al-Qaeda a sanctuary and the only rationale for fighting the Taliban is that they’ll give al-Qaeda a sanctuary.  But in early December 2009, the Taliban offered to give "legal guarantees" that that it will not allow Afghanistan to be used as a sanctuary for attacks on other countries.  Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have, so far, blown them off.  That’s because in return for not letting al-Qaeda or anyone else launch attacks on other countries from Afghanistan, the Taliban want foreign occupation forces to leave.  Imagine them not wanting to be occupied by foreign forces.  The effrontery!   
General Stanley McChrystal and rest of our military and civilian leaders in charge of the Chinese fire drill in Afghanistan are determined to continue a conflict that can’t be won in order to support a despot who can’t be reformed in order to guarantee we have a Long War that can’t be ended.  We’re being led over a cliff by a hatch load of certifiable boobies, and the men in white coats with butterfly nets are nowhere in sight.

Wayne Madsen has not only made a strong Vietnam analogy, but also talks about "intelligence agencies interested in further internationalizing the war and luring Russia into the Afghan conflict."
My immediate suspicion is that the Mossad is inserting Chechens into Afghanistan, just like it is a prime suspect for the 3 Dec 2009 train bombing in Russia described below.
The idea is that since America is now more dependent upon Russian cooperation for its northern supply lines, since its southern lines through Pakistan are coming under increasing guerilla attack, Mossad-CIA has an incentive to "false flag" Russia closer to the U.S. I would not be surprised if Mossad-CIA is also embellishing reports of Iranian involvement in Afghanistan to support further set up an American attack on Iran. Madsen reported as follows:

January 12, 2010 -- Afghanistan is a potential Vietnam on steroids
The United States faced a determined enemy during the Vietnam War that delivered a constant stream of fresh troops and weapons into South Vietnam along the famed Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. The United States eventually lost the war in Vietnam and a superpower was vanquished. Not learning from the errors of Vietnam, the United States faces in Afghanistan a much more determined enemy with a multitude of rugged and mountainous "Ho Chi Minh trails" through which are pouring all sorts of battle-worn irregulars anxious to deal the United States multiple fatal blows on a battlefield largely alien to the United States military.
WMR has learned from its reliable sources inside Afghanistan that recently a U.S. Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan run by a U.S. Special Forces unit was overrun in a surprise attack by six well-armed Chechen guerrillas. The twelve U.S. Special Forces personnel at the base in a tribal region on the Afghan-Pakistani border were caught off guard and were quickly dispatched by the Chechens. WMR has also been told that the real problem for the United States in Afghanistan is not so much the Afghan Taliban but incoming extremists from Uzbekistan, Yemen, Chechnya, and Dagestan who make the Afghan Taliban appear tame in comparison.
The neocon think tanks and media outlets in the United States have been quick to dismiss reports that Chechens are fighting in Afghanistan against the United States and NATO forces. However, there is a possibility that limited numbers of Chechen fighters have been placed inside Afghanistan by intelligence agencies interested in further internationalizing the war and lure Russia into the Afghan conflict on the side of the Americans and NATO. In 2000, Russia's Vladimir Putin threatened to bomb Chechen guerrilla training bases in Afghanistan and Taliban-ruled Afghanistan was one of the few countries that recognized the independence of Chechnya. Chechnya even had a full-blown embassy in Kabul.
There are also reports on Iranian irregulars in Afghanistan helping to defend Afghanistan's beleaguered Sh'ia population from both the Taliban and Sunni warlords loyal to President Hamid Karzai. There have been a number of reported shooting incidents between the Iranians and American forces who have tilted their support to the majority Sunnis in the country.

On December 3, 2009, a bomb killed 26 people en route from Moscow to St. Petersberg. Wayne Madsen explained why the "usual suspects" --namely an expatriot Jewish tycoon (and by implication his Mossad-CIA connections) may have been primary organizers and beneficiaries:

December 3, 2009 -- Was Russia train bombing a false flag op designed to garner Russian support for U.S. Afghanistan surge?
Questions have arisen in the U.S. intelligence community about the terrorist claims being made by a heretofore unknown Islamic group in southern Russia that has claimed credit for the bombing of a passenger train, the Nevsky Express, en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg. The bombing, which killed 26 people, was claimed to have been carried out by guerrillas said to be loyal to Chechen Muslim leader Doku Umarov.
Killed in the attacks were Boris Yevstratikov, head of the Russian State Reserves Agency, and Sergei Tarasov, a former deputy governor of St. Petersburg. A second bombing at the location of the first injured investigators who were probing the first attack.
However, U.S. intelligence experts who monitor the situation inside Russia point out that Umarov is a Sufi Muslim. Sufis are not the breeding ground for Wahhabi extremists normally found in the ranks of Chechen Islamist ranks and, in fact, are reviled by the Wahhabis and extremist Shi'a Muslims alike. Umarov claimed to fight in Chechnya for independence not religion. In addition, prior to the claim of Chechen involvement in the attacks, only right-wing Russian nationalist groups had claimed responsibility. Moreover, the precision of the attack on a high-speed train have suggested to Russian law enforcement that the attacks were more likely the work of highly-trained and seasoned professionals with intelligence backgrounds in sabotage.
Responsibility for the train bombing was claimed by the "Caucasian Mujahideen." U.S. intelligence experts doubt that the Caucasian Mujahideen actually exists. The unknown group claims that the train bombing is the first in a series of planned attacks on Russian strategic targets, including electrical, gas, and oil lines. The August 17 disaster at the Sayano-Shushenskaya dam, Russia's largest hydro-electric dam in Siberia was also claimed to have been a terrorist attack by people claiming to represent Umarov but Russian authorities said it was caused by an accident. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, a former Chechen guerrilla leader, said he doubted that Umarov was behind the attack but did note that Chechen guerrillas receive support from "foreign special services." Kadyrov did not elaborate on what foreign services were backing the guerrillas.
After the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, another unknown group, the "Deccan Mujahideen," claimed responsibility. It was later determined by Indian intelligence that the Deccan Mujahideen was a bogus organization.
U.S. intelligence sources report that previous terrorist attacks, including the 2004 massacre at a school in Beslan, bore the hallmarks of false flag operations designed to whip up Russian anger against Muslims. Exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky is one individual with the track record and the means to order false flag operations inside Russia. Berezovsky, who reportedly carries an Israeli passport and lives mostly in London, is known to have aided Chechen guerrillas with logistical and financial support.  
The timing of the bombing is noteworthy due to the fact that an agreement made between President Obama and the Russian government during the July summit in Moscow permitting as many as 4500 U.S. transport flights over Russian airspace to Afghanistan has not yet been ratified because of disagreements over over details. The bombing of the Russian train came just days before Obama announced a U.S. troop surge of 30,000 into Afghanistan. NATO is expected to boost its troop levels by 5000. The opening of Russian airspace to American and NATO flights to and from Afghanistan at this juncture would be highly advantageous to Pentagon war planners.

The following is a sampling of articles by other authors who compare Iraq-Af-Pak with Vietnam:

Damn, It’s Nam – Again! by Eric Margolis, September 11, 2007
US Contemplates More of the Scarcely Believable in ‘Afpak’

by William Pfaff, December 17, 2009
Why the Afghan Surge Will Fail” –are we chasing and clearing ghosts? by Conn Hallinan, November 14, 2009
"A Lesson From Vietnam for Obama’s War in Afghanistan" by Joe Galloway, July 18, 2009
How the US army protects its trucks – by paying the Taliban Insurance, security or extortion? The US is spending millions of dollars in Afghanistan to ensure its supply convoys get through – and it's the Taliban who profit, Aram Roston, The Guardian, Friday 13 November 2009
Another War Lost? by William S. Lind, March 31, 2009
Why we will lose in Afghanistan: The Phony War in Afghanistan
by F. William Engdahl Global Research, October 21, 2009
Karzai as Diem: 30 Oct 2009 by Justin Raimondo
Afghanistan for Dummies by Ray McGovern,
I’m going to ask for my money back. I’ve seen this Afghanistan movie before. The first time, Vietnam was in the title.” by Ray McGovern
Will Afghanistan Be Worse Than Vietnam? 7 Tough Questions to Ask Obama Before He Sinks Us Into a New Quagmire By William Astore, Posted April 20, 2009.
Such a Waste of Fine Infantry by Jeff Huber. American troops accomplish nothing by moving through villages except that they continue to antagonize locals and make themselves targets. This is Vietnam all over again.

From the late 1950's to the mid 1960's, William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick published works such as Our Own Worst Enemy, Sarkhan, Nation of Sheep and the Ugly American which described how the State Department, U.S. military, and CIA were too constrained by internal bureaucratic politics and their own fossilized view of the world to avoid self-defeating behavior in Southeast Asian countries. Short term appearances were always more important than real long term results. What they wrote about regarding America's misadventures in IndoChina back then does not appear to have changed a bit in the Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran theater today.
This is bad enough, but worst of all, there is a much deeper, much more sinister dimension behind American foreign policy in which Zionists who control the America's central bank, national media, and other strategic choke points have characteristically slipped their manipulative tentacles into all sides of a conflict.
As one example of Vietnam-era skulduggery, Mossad-CIA ran the opium trade out of the Golden Triangle. According to former Green Beret Col. Dan Marvin, he was prohibited from interdicting freighters headed up the Mekong River into Cambodia that supplied arms to the enemy because these same ships returned down the river (also to be left untouched) filled with CIA opium. Similarly, Mossad-CIA has revitalized opium production in Afghanistan, which had been mostly eradicated under Taliban rule. Now Afghanistan is a major global supplier. The U.S. Army even posts its own soldiers to guard opium fields.

This skulduggery is an old story. As an example, the works of Henry Ford, Dr. Anthony Sutton, or the video The Money Masters (see Chapter 33) describe skulduggery where New York-based Zionist money masters funded Bolshevism while publicly pretending to oppose it. Michael Collins Piper provides important insights into other longstanding patterns of skulduggery in his books The New Babylon, the New Jerusalem, and The Judas Goats. So does Col. Donn de Grand Pre in his "Barbarians Inside the Gates" snake book series.
An important objective of this Mission of Conscience series is to show how American policy is totally corrupt from the top down. Until American officials can openly discuss 9/11 as a Mossad-CIA inside job, and all the other false flag missions covered in this series, how can they intelligently discuss anything that has to with Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran? It is like trying to work a physics problem where your most important variables are withheld from you.
As I have discussed else where in this series, if we are going to conduct a thorough and no-holds barred intelligence analysis of this situation, we would also need to address strong ideological and sociological dimensions behind all of America's major problems. On the ideological side, ever since 1861 America has been on the hell-bound train towards unlimited Federal government, "justified" by "environmental top down" neo-Jacobin ideology that is diametrically opposite the "genetic bottom up" paleoconservatism and classical liberalism of the Founding Fathers.
In his 15 Dec 2009 article "Finis," William S. Lind made a profound observation.

The best book on where America now stands and where it is going is J. H. Elliott's The Count-Duke of Olivares: A Statesman in an Age of Decline. Olivares was what we would now call the prime minister of Spain in much of the first half of the 17th century. His era saw Spain go from "the only superpower" to a downward plunge that lasted three centuries. Unusually, the more one looks at the details, the more the parallel holds. Then, as now, the root problem was the same: the court was controlled by interests that lived off the nation's decay.

Back in 1995 William Lind published "From Nightmare 1995 to My Utopian 2050" which forecast the decline and eventual break up of America in broader social terms. The following year Thomas Chittum published the landmark work: "Civil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America" that analyzed America's terminal internal contradictions in greater detail. I feel privileged to have written the Jan 2007 Publisher's Preface to the ebook version of his work.
Before this, a number of other major writers on the Rights saw the Zombie March from a broad social and historical perspective as well.
The late John Tyndall, one of the founders of the British National Party, predicted in the early 1990's that both Britain and America would eventually hit the rocks, and that following a breakup, nationalism would come roaring back across the white world. The evil Zionist genie would eventually get put back in its bottle, and the 21st century would end up looking more like the 19th century than the 20th.
The late Dr. William Pierce had a similar viewpoint in his November 7, 1992 interview "America Since World War II" with Kevin Alfred Strom on American Dissident Voices. Pierce correctly predicted in his writings in the early 1990's that the computer revolution would be incapable of economically bailing out America. He also predicted that as the Zionist-dominated, multi-racial, multi-cultural empire continued its decline, and as whites continued to miscegenate and approach minority status, that Jews would become increasingly more dangerous. The massive Wall Street corruption and bailouts in recent years, combined with 9/11 and the spate of ensuing Mossad-CIA false flag attacks have all proven him on target.
More recently many individuals such as Capt. May, Col. Donn de Grand Pre, Michael Collins Piper, myself have asked how America can achieve victory anywhere in the world when it is held in the grip of Zionists and corrupt minions who continually work for its destruction from within?

Zio-America's Zombie March Towards Stalingrad II

The highly respected American military analyst William S. Lind has published articles that explain how a possible "Stalingrad" analogy is coming into sharper view over time. After providing extracts from his work, I will try to supplement it with my own perspectives.

Fallujah: Little Stalingrad December 22, 2004

After the first Marine assault on Fallujah in April – an assault that was wisely abandoned, since it threatened to set off a nationwide uprising against the occupation – Pat Buchanan said that Fallujah will probably mark the high water line of neocon imperialism. I think the outcome of the second battle of Fallujah will confirm that prescient assessment. Just as Stalingrad marked the turning point in Fall Barbarossa, so Fallujah will go down in history as the "tipping point" in America's Last Crusade.

Hitler made a prime political objective out of maintaining an aura of "invincibility" for the Wehrmacht. His forces just had to take the "City named for Stalin" after he publicly declared it an objective. Politics now trumped tactical considerations, such as the fact that the "meat-grinder" reality of urban combat threw away the Wehrmacht's principle advantages in mobile warfare in open country. Germany was so outnumbered in men and material compared to the Soviets and their allies that it was insane to engage in any form of urban warfare for any extended period anywhere for Germany.
Similarly, U.S. government leaders also appear obsessed with appearing "invincible. " Surrounded by a sea of hostile Muslims, Israel is especially concerned that America maintain this image. Zionist neocons in America are also using invincibility bluster to try to keep up the house of economic cards from collapsing.
Despite all of this, America is engaged in an attritional land war in Asia --exactly what Gen. Douglas MacArthur warned President Kennedy about, while suffering economic as well as manpower disparities that make its Asian land war policies insane.

Important Distinctions September 23, 2005

Ambassador Freeman is correct in his description of the consequences of America’s invasion of Iraq. It is America’s Syracuse Expedition. Just as Sparta was happy to see Athens waste its strength against a meaningless opponent, Syracuse, so al Qaeda regards our war in Iraq as a gift from Allah. Far from wanting to drive us out of Iraq (or Afghanistan), it prays we stay in both places indefinitely, our military bleeding from the death of one thousand cuts.

Hitler had other viable strategic options besides focusing on the Stalingrad meat-grinder. Given Germany's progress in developing the atomic bomb, as reflected in the work The Black Sun, he could have focused on conserving his forces to play for time. In addition, panzer mobile warfare was always at its best when it ignored fixed positions like Stalingrad and instead focused upon opportunistically slicing up and encircling the enemy into pockets in open country. Rather than sustain the attack into Stalingrad, it actually may have worked better for the German Army to have feigned retreat. Erwin Rommel did this repeatedly in North Africa, only to stage lightening counterattacks that surprised and sliced up his enemies.
America has already obligated over three trillion dollars in its Iraq and Afghanistan misadventures. On a grand strategic level, that money would have been vastly better spent if invested if such alternative strategic objectives had been pursued as alternative energy, the mobile robotics revolution, and the general rebuilding of America's industrial base. Like the Greek Syracuse adventure, or Hitler's obsession with completely taking the city of Stalingrad, the Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran misadventure comprises "the greatest strategic disaster in American history," as former NSA Director LtGen William Odom so aptly put it.

Collapse of the Flanks August 12, 2006

For a military historian, the question arises: will history see Iraq as America’s Stalingrad? If we kick the analogy up a couple of levels, to the strategic and grand strategic, there are parallels. Both the German and the American armies were able largely to take, but not hold, the objective. Both had too few troops. Both Berlin and Washington underestimated their enemy’s ability to counter-attack. Both committed resources they needed elsewhere and could not replace to a strategically unimportant objective. Finally, both entrusted their flanks to weak allies – and to luck.
Let us hope that, unlike von Paulus, our commanders know when to get out, regardless of orders from a leader who will not recognize reality.

Author's note: I view America's "strategic flanks' on a much more abstract level than something highly tangible like the Soviet armies which encircled von Paulus at Stalingrad, or possible Iranian and other Muslim forces that could envelop Americans following an attack on Iran.
Our ultimate "flanks" are found within our economy. It could implode much like the former Soviet Union and leave the U.S. Government so broke that it may be tempted, like the Russians, to sell some aircraft carriers for cash. Over 80% of the armed force may get laid off. Most U.S. Air Force aircraft may have to reduce their sorties by over 70%, much like what happened with former Soviet forces in the early 1990's. America has virtually no gold reserves, and with the prospect of ever-skyrocketing debt, a worthless currency, and greatly reduced industrial capacity, America could find itself so broke that it can barely afford to feed the troops currently in Iraq and Afghanistan, much less afford to supply them with adequate ammunition, fuel, or spare parts.
At that point, the threat of encirclement and annihilation by Muslim forces could become very real.

Operation Anabasis March 29, 2007

...We are propping up a shaky local regime in a civil war [in Iraq]. Our local allies are of dubious loyalty, and the surrounding population is not friendly. Our lines of communication, supply and retreat all run south, to Kuwait, through Shiite militia country. They then extend on through the Persian Gulf, which is called that for a reason. If those lines are cut, many of our troops have only one way out, the same way Xenophon took, up through Kurdish country and Asia Minor (now Turkey) to the coast.
What is the chance that could happen? Higher than anyone in Washington or the senior military seems to think. Two events, separately or combined, pose a credible threat of severing our forces lines of communication. The first is an American or Israeli attack on Iran (Iran has publicly announced that it will respond to an Israeli attack as if the U.S. were also involved). Iran potentially could cut our supply lines by encouraging Iraqi Shiite militias to attack them, by infiltration into southern Iraq of the Revolutionary Guards, by attacking with the regular Iranian Army or by blocking the Persian Gulf with mines, coastal batteries and naval forces. Regarding the first option, a British journalist asked Mr. al-Hakim, leader of SCIRI and the Badr Brigades and a recent White House guest, what his militia would do if America attacked Iran. "Then," he replied, "we would do our duty."

The logistical nightmare in Afghanistan is even worse than in Iraq. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts reports that it costs $400 to deliver a gallon of gas in Afghanistan, and Eric Margolis reports that it costs the U.S. $1 million a year for every soldier it maintains in country. Despite this, Obama is surging more troops into Afghanistan. Increased guerilla activity has made it harder to truck supplies in through Pakistan. In fact, as Wayne Madsen noted regarding the December training bombing incident, America has had to negotiate new supply routes through Russian territory.
Once Hitler's forces got encircled in Stalingrad by Soviet pincers, the Luftwaffe chief Herman Goering stated that the Luftwaffe could deliver adequate supplies by air so that the German Army could stay in place rather than immediately have to fight westward to link back up with friendly forces. . He was proven completely wrong, especially as the Soviet Air Force began to increasingly establish air superiority over the Stalingrad sector.

Don't Miss the Train June 24, 2008

...Faced with the possibility of an Iranian strategic victory, courtesy of the American troops who overthrew Saddam, the U.S. government is likely to take the fool's way out, escalation. Inside the White House bubble, the argument for attacking Iran might become irresistible, driven as it would be by panic. As I have warned repeatedly, the outcome of such folly could very well include the loss of the American army now in Iraq, not to mention another doubling in the price of oil. As usual under the second-worst President in American history (Woodrow Wilson still ranks number one), we have seen the enemy, and he is us. All we have to do to get out of Iraq with some dignity while strengthening the government we installed there is push that government into ordering us home. That should be easy enough; what intransigence in the ongoing negotiations cannot achieve a few million Swiss francs should certainly manage. Instead, we will refuse to board the last train out, then blow up the railroad. If it were happening to someone else, it would all be comical.

300 April 16, 2009

...There is no chance America will adopt a defensive grand strategy or reform its military to move from the Second to the Third Generation – a necessary though not sufficient step in confronting 4GW – so long as the current Washington Establishment remains in power.  That Establishment is drunk on hubris, cut off from the world beyond court politics and thoroughly corrupted by Pentagon "business as usual," which knows how to buy whatever political support it needs.  Like all establishments, it sees any real change as a threat, to be avoided.  So long as it reigns, nothing will change.
What are the implications of these three observations?  Militarily, they portend continued failure and defeat.  We will fail to get out of Iraq before the next phase of that war begins, or, worse, an Israeli attack on Iran costs us the army we have in Iraq.  We will be defeated in Afghanistan, because we will refuse to scale our strategic objectives to what is possible and we will continue to alienate the population with our firepower-intensive way of war.  We will push Pakistan over the brink into disintegration, which will be a strategic catastrophe of the first order.  We will ignore the disintegration of the state in Mexico, while importing Mexico's disorder through our ineffective border controls.  We will not even be able to stop Somali pirates.  What does it say about us when the whole nation rejoices because the U.S. Navy, the most powerful navy on earth, defeated four Somali teenagers?
It does not end with this.  These foreign policy failures and military defeats – or even more embarrassing "victories" – become just two of a larger series of crises, including the economic crisis (depression followed by runaway inflation), foreign exchange crisis (collapse of the dollar), political crisis (no one in the Establishment knows what to do, but the Establishment offers the voters no alternative to itself), energy crisis, etc.  Together, these discrete crises snowball into a systemic crisis, which is what happens when the outside world demands greater change than the political system permits.  At that point, the political system collapses and is replaced by something else.  In the old days, it meant a change of dynasty.  What might it mean today?  My guess is a radical devolution, at the conclusion of which life is once again local.

“Calling President Jefferson Davis” 17 June 2009

Secession is in the air. In Texas, a Republican governor has dared breathe the word. Vermont has an active and growing secessionist movement. Oregon, Washington and British Columbia already call themselves Cascadia...
...The crisis of legitimacy of the state has not passed America by. Washington pretends to offer "democracy," but both parties are largely one party: the Establishment party. Its game is remaining the Establishment and enjoying the pleasures thereof, not governing the country. The only politics that count are court politics; America outside the beltway exists only as an annoying distraction. As both the economy and the culture crash, the Establishment says, "What is that to us?"
A collapse of the American state is not impossible. But the lines along which most secessionists see it breaking up are overly optimistic. ..

The Taliban's Air Force, September 15, 2009

The Taliban's air force recently delivered another devastating strike, hitting two fuel tanker trucks that had been captured by local Taliban-affiliated forces in northern Afghanistan.  As usual, many civilians were killed, inflaming the local population against NATO forces in an area that had been relatively quiet.  The air strike was thus not merely tactical but operational in its effects.
As is always the case with the Taliban's air force, the air strike was a "pseudo-op."  A pseudo-op is where one side dresses up in the other side's uniforms or otherwise duplicates his signatures, then does something that works against the goals of the simulated party.
You say you did not know the Taliban had an air force?  It has a very powerful air force, not restricted to traditional flying carpets but employing all the latest combat aircraft: F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, Harriers, Tornados, the works.  That air force has been one of the main factors in the Taliban's resurgence.  Many of the strike missions it has carried out have had positive results (for the Talibs) at the operational and moral levels, if not always at the tactical and physical levels of war.

Adolf Hitler was also his own worst enemy in terms of the very arrogant and abusive way he initially treated occupied Slavic peoples. Many historians believe that if he had supported nationalists in Ukraine and Belarus, to include arming their own national liberation armies, he would have had adequate forces to smash Stalin rather than get "Stalingraded." By the time Hitler realized his error and created a viable Russian Liberation Army in 1944, it was too little too late to affect the outcome of the war.
Similarly Americans have been extremely heavy-handed in their treatment of Afghans. In late 2005, Australian journalist John Martinkus narrated the documentary "Psychological Warfare in Afghanistan: Atrocities committed under US Command." He stated:
"This is how the Americans are now fighting in Afghanistan - loaded up with guns and loud music. The racks of speakers on top of this Humvee are a bizarre weapon dreamt up by the army's PsyOps unit - experts in psychological warfare. The idea is that the music will flush the Taliban out of their hiding places in the mountains....These soldiers have clearly been trained to denigrate and enrage Muslims. Such blatant disrespect for the corpses of their enemy is a breach of the Geneva Convention. It also heightens the perception of local people that the Americans are just as barbarous as the Taliban say they are."
Eric Margolis reported in his 27 Oct 2009 article “Two Puppets Are Better Than One” how the U.S. efforts to develop "democracy" have been a joke Afghanistan:

As I predicted well before the August, 2009 election, it was all a great big fraud within a larger fraud designed to fool American, Canadian and European voters into believing democracy had flowered in Afghanistan. Cynical Afghans knew the vote would be rigged. Most Pashtun, the nation’s ethnic majority, didn’t vote at all, either from disgust with the Western-imposed Karzai regime, or because of threats by Taliban which damned the vote as a treasonous act.
The "election" turned out to be a hugely embarrassing fiasco for Karzai and his Western backers. The Soviets were much more subtle when they rigged Afghan elections during their ten-year occupation.
To no surprise, Hamid Karzai won. But his supporters went overboard in stuffing ballot boxes to avoid a possible runoff with rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, another American ally. The Karzai and Abdullah camps, both Washington’s men, were bitterly feuding over division of US aid and drug money that has totally corrupted Afghanistan.
The vote was discredited, thwarting the Obama administration’s plans to use the election as justification for sending more troops to Afghanistan. So now the White House’s Plan B is to force its two feuding "assets," Karzai and Abdullah, into a coalition or "unity government." But two puppets on a string are no more effective than one – and maybe less so. In Afghanistan, ethnicity and tribe trump everything else. Karzai is a Pashtun, but has almost no roots in tribal politics. Most Pashtun see him as a Quisling and traitor.

Taliban resistance has only grown during the period of American "nation-building" in Afghanistan to the point that the 21 Dec 2009 article "Taliban Claims Control Over 80 Percent of Afghanistan" talks about how the Taliban are increasingly setting up credible alternative governments.
If the U.S. military troops can be conditioned to do such self-defeating, unnecessarily destructive things in Afghanistan and Iraq, is it unreasonable to fear the heavy-handed domestic national martial law clamp down scenarios addressed in Chapter 31?

The First Front October 30, 2009:

The Washington Times ran a header above this story that said "Second Front."  In fact, gangs such as La Familia are the first front.  What is coming over our southern border is far more important to America's future security that any of our wars in sandboxes half a world away.  The story quotes Attorney General Eric Holder as saying, "Indeed, while this cartel may operate from Mexico, the toxic reach of its operations extends to nearly every state within our own country."
Real national security is security in our homes, neighborhoods and cities.  Unfortunately, the Washington Establishment continues to define "national security" as attaining world dominion.  So long as it does so, it will continue to prop open the door for La Familia and other gangs, both imported and home-grown, which understand that what is real is local.

The "Second Front" is a phrase used during World War II, whose second large-scale combat phase commenced with the Allied invasion of Normandy and the Allied sweep through France. The idea was that the Russians had inflicted enough casualties on the Germans --80% of their total casualties during the war-- that the Reich was now vulnerable to the opening up of a whole new major front in France.
There is a growing risk that the U.S. military and economy will become so depleted as a consequence of its Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran misadventure that some time after a hyperinflationary depression hits and renders the dollar completely worthless, America will eventually come apart at the seams and be reformed into separate countries.
Seen from this perspective, the Taliban might be viewed as fighting an indigenous person's "continuation war" against a neo-Jacobin federal empire that started in 1861. This may be a strained analogy, to be sure, but consider that various Cherokee Indian tribes fought for greater indigenous local self determination alongside the Confederacy, just as the Taliban is fighting for localized (mostly Pashtun) tribal sovereignty. Southern states also fought for their "indigenous" states' rights.

There may be another possible "Second Front" forming with the rise of China. In the article "China’s Manifest Destiny" by Sascha Matuszak, December 26, 2009, the author quotes the Asia Times article "China’s unassailable power in Central Asia" by M.K. Bhdadrakumar:

China’s successes in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan are attributed to "15 years of patient, painstaking diplomacy" that have finally reaped rewards in the form of increased energy security for an energy starved nation. The key here is that China’s energy security comes at the expense of Russia’s traditional dominance and America’s more recent foray into the Great Game. Most striking of all is the gross miscalculation by US strategists that Central Asian countries would be wary of China and feel safer striking deals with the US. Where they got this idea is beyond me: America and Russia have bombed Afghanistan into bits and pieces and the US is about to increase their troop presence to at least 30,000 and we are supposed to be a safer option than China?

A big part of the "strategic hell" of the Iraq-Af-Pak-Iran theater is the possibility that China could some day sit back and endlessly feed arms and ammunition to rebels who slowly but surely grind down America caught in the quicksand of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur nightmare of permanent land war in Asia. Continued leaks can sink battleships.
America can get into even greater trouble if China ever returns the party favor that America showed the Russians by equipping the anti-Soviet Taliban with Stingers or by supplying today's insurgents with advanced anti-aircraft and anti-vehicular weapons. After all, the Stingers were a major reason why the Russians called it quits in Afghanistan.

The False Flag-Friendly "Derivative" Military

Having now explained America's mental-sclerotic repetition of Vietnam-related mistakes and its zombie march towards Stalingrad II, I would like to devote the remainder of this chapter towards applying towards the U.S. military the same kind of "derivative" analysis that I have already applied to other American institutions, such as Congress (Chapter 29), its financial system (Chapter 33) and its medical-big pharma complex (Chapter 36).
For those who have come in late, as a refresher on how the "derivative" concept applies to false flag attacks, a "derivative" on Wall Street suggests a highly exploitive refinement of an underlying instrument designed to yield speculative gain. When we view this concept on a more abstract intellectual level and apply it to the military, a false flag attack is a "derivative" of a normal military exercise, used for speculative (quick) gain by the power elite. It parasitically feeds off public credulity created by honest military operations the same way that Wall Street derivatives parasitically feed off public credulity created by conservative financial investments and sound money systems.
We can also apply the "derivative" concept to the U.S. military from other perspectives. For example, to extent that the U.S. military has become estranged from original citizen-soldier concepts that gave substance to the oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution, it can be more easily infiltrated and run by hostile foreign intelligence agencies like the Mossad. It is also less capable of challenging the growth of Evil Government. ( In Chapter 6 I provided a libertarian analysis regarding how limited government can transition into ponzi government and from there into evil government. False flag attacks are an important symptom of Evil Government.)
Also, on a more artistic and philosophical level, the idea that members of a military force are willing to kill their own personnel to secure some tactical benefit has often been used as a motif of total depravity and stinking rottenness within military organizations.
Some examples among fictional Hollywood movies include The Damned by Luchino Visconti, in which S.S. troops kill S.A. personnel in an allusion to the historic "Night of the Long Knives." Other examples include The McKenzie Break where German P.O.W's collapse a ceiling on their fellow prisoners to create a diversion to make an escape, The Eye of the Needle where an Abwehr agent stabs a fellow agent in order to create a distraction to aid an escape, The Cross of Iron, where a German commander machine-guns fellow soldiers returning from a patrol to kill potential whistle-blowers, and Paths of Glory, where a WWI French general deliberately orders a futile infantry assault to gain political points in French newspapers and later executes some soldiers as scapegoats for the failed attack who had the common sense not to waste themselves.
As another example, Alexander Solzhenitsyn delivered an especially powerful indictment of the Soviet system when he described Stalin's vicious purge of his own officer corps. In Inside the Aquarium, Viktor Suvorov claims that a major reason why Soviet Military Intelligence grew so large relative to the KGB is because the Soviet high command felt it needed a large internal intelligence apparatus to protect itself from another possible purge conducted by the KGB.

A “derivative” military vulnerable to the 9/11 Mossad-CIA inside job typically reflects subversion by major special interests quietly at war with the rest of American society

Admiral Thomas Moorer, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, once commented.

"I've never seen a President -- I don't care who he is -- stand up to [Israel] ... They always get what they want. The Israelis know what is going on all the time. I got to the point where I wouldn't write anything down. If the American people understood what a grip these people have got on our government, they would rise up in arms." (quoted by Richard Curtiss in A Changing Image: American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute).

In his 11 March 2009 article “Rounding Up the Usual Suspects” William S. Lind wrote:

[Col.] John Boyd used to say, "It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy is, everything it does makes sense. The strategy is, don't interrupt the money flow, add to it." That was true before the Obama administration, it will be true while it is in office, and it will still be true when it ends. The people it has appointed to the Pentagon – again, Secretary Gates excepted – know the strategy, benefit from it and will continue it. They will defend it as if their future incomes depended on it, which, of course, they do.

At this stage in American history, the Pentagon is actually cutting its own throat over the long run by diverting funds towards wars and armaments that could instead be more wisely invested in rebuilding America’s industrial base, which has slipped from approximately a third of the economy to less than 10% in the last four decades. In the long run, military power correlates highly with domestic industrial capabilities.


A “derivative” military vulnerable to the 9/11 Mossad-CIA inside job typically plays “bait and switch” in terms of basic values in addition to permitting its exercises to go “live” as false flag attacks.

In his article “Surprised By Disaster” Fred Reed explains how America’s service academies promote authoritarian, militaristic thinking that is inconsistent with civilian “republican virtue” concepts that promote free thinking and genuine analysis. It is bad enough that even the American scientific community has significant problems achieving rationality, but the military establishment is even worse:

In re Afghanistan, why, you might ask, is the world’s hugest, expensivest, most begadgeted military unable to defeat a few thousand angry tribesmen armed with AKs and RPGs?
Easy: Character. The men running the war are mentally the wrong ones to do it...what kind of kid wants to go for robot training at West Point or boat school at Annapolis? Statistically these kids are bright, gregarious, “motivated” (a favorite military word), athletic, perhaps Eagle Scouts. Psychologically they want (need?) to live under a regime of rigid conformity and obedience that would appear as absurd as it is if we were not accustomed to seeing it among soldiers. That is, they are autoselected not to think for themselves or question decisions from above. They are exactly what universities exist not to produce. The service academies reinforce these unfortunate characteristics. Their schooling consists of four years of learning what to think, not how to think. There are hours of running in formation (“If I die on the Russian front….”), close-order drill, manual of arms (“Hen-spection…harms!”). Why? There is no military value in being able to shift your rifle from shoulder to shoulder crisply. Like the endless inspections of everything, all of this participation in the hive inculcates groupishness and a curious sense of safety in conformity. The effects are remarkable and, from a standpoint of civilization, undesirable. Large authoritarian organizations make easier the compartmentalization of morality. A colonel typically will be a good neighbor, civic-minded, responsible, unlikely to steal your silverware or kick your dog. If the Pentagon tells him to bomb a city he has never heard of and has no reason to bomb, killing people who pose no threat to him, he will. He feels no individual responsibility for atrocious behavior ordered from above. “I vas only followink orders,” the Nuremberg defense, is the bedrock of military ethics, if any.
...America’s problem is not that its generals prepare for the last war, but that they don’t prepare for it, and then fight it again the same way.

This is same kind of compartmented mentality that can be duped into believing that Osama Bin Laden is still alive and well, or that one should never discuss Israeli influence over Congress or the Pentagon because it is “anti-Semitic,” or that we need to consider as potential terrorists such Americans at home as demonstrators, returning Iraq veterans, and anti-abortionists.
This same mentality often finds it hard to comprehend how the hallmark of a true patriot is one who can take a stand against his own misguided government.
Early American citizen-soldiers had strong ties to ethnic civilian communities with deep cultural and historical roots, such as the New England Puritans, Pennsylvania "Dutch," and Scottish Clans, and other groups identified in the book Albion's Seed. These communities provided important alternative moral and political compass points outside military organizations.
In contrast, most Americans today who join the military come from a multi-racial, multi-cultural, Zionist-programmed society where they have been "ethnically cleansed" on a psychological level. They often adopt the military as their surrogate father figure, much like the way lab chimps resort to "terry cloth mothers" in the place of the original.
Despite all the talk about adhering to the Constitution and " ethics," all too many military personnel are socially, economically, and emotionally incapable of taking an independent stand from anyone at the highest level --particularly Zionist neocons like Paul Wolfowitz or Richard Perle --who order them to commit and cover up war crimes, or engage in other behavior that is fundamentally destructive to traditional American conservative values.
Ironically, many recruiting ads for the services appeal to basic values such as "patriotism," "honor," and "valor." They also frequently invoke early American patriotic symbols. However, once on active duty, many servicemen discover that these appeals were made merely as empty platitudes, and the real values practiced by the military are simply whatever orders are passed down from above --starting with high level Zionist neocons.
In the13 Jan 2010 interview by Dr. James Fetzer with Carl Herman titled "Iraq, Iran, and the CIA," Herman referenced his article "National Guard ad revives Nazi oath to Hitler: `Always place mission first,' not US Constitution."

In 2003, the US Army adapted the “Soldier’s Creed” to program soldiers to shift their Oath of Enlistment from “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to the heel-clicking, non-thinking, dictator-obeying, “I will always place the mission first.”
This directly states that the FIRST duty of an American soldier is to achieve the mission dictated by military leadership, NOT the defense of the US Constitution. Brain-washing soldiers to place the mission first, that is, “just follow orders” given by der Fuehrer (“the leader” in German) rather than being responsible for obeying the Constitution and laws of war dramatizes the US shift into fascism.
This fascist propaganda is highlighted in the National Guard’s new 2-minute ad playing in movie theaters, shown below. 
Nazi German soldiers had  such an oath
"I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich, supreme commander of the armed forces, and that I shall at all times be prepared, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath."
Another way to say this: “I will always place the mission first, as dictated by the Commander-in-Chief, Adolf Hitler.
The  US Soldier’s Creed states the  Army Values; its first component is “loyalty” to the US Constitution. But the creed and the new commercial favors “place the mission first” in its communication rather than “protect and defend the US Constitution.”  And again, stating the "mission" dictated by the leader is first rather than the US Constitution is revealing.

I am an American Soldier.
I am a Warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values.
I will always place the mission first.
I will never accept defeat.
I will never quit.
I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.
I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
I am an expert and I am a professional.
I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
I am an American Soldier.

Another way to say this: “I will always place the mission first, as dictated by the Commander-in-Chief, President (blank).”
“I will always place the mission first, as dictated by the Commander-in-Chief, Adolf Hitler.”
“I will always place the mission first, as dictated by the Commander-in-Chief, President X.”
Beyond any reasonable doubt, current US wars are unlawful. Stop and research this if you are unclear on the simple rules of lawful war and why the US is in obvious violation. You cannot argue you are a responsible citizen if you do not understand these laws that govern trillions of our long-term tax dollars and so dramatically affect millions of lives...

Carl Herman's emphasis on an ultimate duty to higher law appears to be slanted towards the anarcho-libertarian perspective. One can also feel a higher loyalty to an ancestral community, or "the national interest," both of which reflect more of a paleoconservative viewpoint.
Either way, the main area where I agree with Carl Herman is my concern about how the "I will always place the mission first" provision of "The Soldier's Creed" can be exploited by Zionist neocons up the chain of command who are working against America's national interests in furtherance of New World Order dictatorship.

This ad suggests an ideologically "derivative" military establishment on at least four major counts


In the ad above, the "salt and pepper" couples, the tripe about "Reveal Character," and the mention of a job description for a "Corrections Officer --Internment/Resettlement Specialist" suggests at least four ways, even if only a subliminal level, that the U.S. National Guard has become 180 degrees removed from traditional American conservative warrior values, and hence highly "derivative."
First, the soldier is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution. Yet we can image a scenario where a tyrannical President orders a national martial law crack down with the intent of stripping political dissidents of their constitutional rights by herding them into FEMA camps. We can also imagine it likely that National Guard soldiers trained as "Corrections Officers --Internment/Resettlement Specialists" would be the first called upon to assist in abrogating Constiutional rights for others.
Secondly, throughout history most human societies have been tribal. Most tribes are racially and ethnically homogeneous, since they evolve as extended families. Most warriors serve their tribal interests, which typically means defending not only their physical territory, but such intangible territory as shared "culture," "religion," and "ethnicity." Warriors also historically defend the "tangibles" of "race" and the reproductive capacity of their womenfolk. Historically, one of the greatest humiliations a warrior can face is to watch the women folk of his tribe either get raped by aliens, or voluntarily abandon him for members of an alien tribe. Conversely, aggressors have historically sought to "kill the men and rape the women."
In the article "Why Nations Fight," Jan 1991 American Renaissance, William Robertson Boggs comments: "Men fight and die for their people and way of life because there is nothing more horrible than cultural and national obliteration."
Black people have enormous ethnic-genetic distance relative to whites and have never organically evolved within a similar tribal setting. In 19th century America, showing two couples consisting of black men with white women in uniform would have been considered a cruel joke at best for recruiting white people into military service, since from their frame of reference it would have symbolized the worst and most degrading form of defeat imaginable.
Third, throughout history traditional societies have been extremely reluctant to expose women to combat. A major reason is that women comprise a major evolutionary constraint on reproduction. One man can theoretically impregnate 100 women to produce 100 babies within a year, but 100 men cannot produce more than one baby if only one woman is left. Therefore, when it comes to war, men are vastly more expendable than women in a traditional society conscious of reproductive constraints. Conversely, whenever a tribe seeks to wipe out another tribe, historically the first thing they focus upon is killing as many women as possible. Hence, for the U.S. military to depict women recruits in camouflage field attire alongside a male soldier, is a major abberation by historical standards. Male warriors historically exist to protect women and keep them in the rear, not have them serve side-by-side.
Fourth, the slogan "Refine Talent, Reveal Character, Realize Potential" displayed in the context of the salt-and-pepper pair, not to mentioned the broader political context of state national guard units who have been commandeered by Feds to fight a bogus "Global War on Terror" for Israel in the Middle East, all of this would have come across as pure Orwellian double-speak to most white American soldiers who ever lived between the early colonial era up until the forced school integration of the mid-1960's. Most would agree that real "character" would consist of resisting the Zombie March to Stalingrad II, the domestic police state, and the Zionist New World Order agenda for the obliteration of all nationalities and ethnic-genetic interests under a One World Government.


A “derivative” military vulnerable to the 9/11 Mossad-CIA inside job is a heavily micro-managed 2nd generation operation lacking in the decentralized decision-making ability and initiative necessary to successfully wage 3rd and 4th generation warfare.

In his article “Keeping Our Infantry Alive,” William Lind describes how American infantry tactics remain fairly primitive along Second Generation lines:

…virtually all American infantry are trained in Second Generation tactics. The Second Generation reduces all tactics to one tactic: bump into the enemy and call for fire. The French, who invented the Second Generation, summarize it as, "Firepower conquers, the infantry occupies." The supporting firepower, originally artillery, now most often airstrikes, must be massive. If it is not -- as is now the case in Afghanistan, under General McChrystal's directive -- the infantry is in trouble. Everything it has been taught depends on fire support it no longer has. Inevitably, its casualties will rise, and it will often lose engagements.

In my centralization vs. decentralization discussion, I explain how decentralized decision-making can be vitally important even within a military environment: It is interesting how one can find examples of "decentralization" even within the context of what appear to be highly regimented, hierarchical, military behemoths.
In "On War #12" William Lind described an interesting paradox where Nazis encouraged forms insubordination within their own armed forces:

...A Third Generation military focuses outward, on the situation, the enemy, and the result the situation requires, not inward on process and method (in war games in the 19th Century, German junior officers were routinely given problems that could only be solved by disobeying orders). Orders themselves specify the result to be achieved, but never the method ("Auftragstaktik"). Initiative is more important than obedience (mistakes are tolerated, so long as they come from too much initiative rather than too little), and it all depends on self-discipline, not imposed discipline. The Kaiserheer and the Wehrmacht could put on great parades, but in reality they had broken with the culture of order.

I have already addressed Constitutional issues in Chapter 6 and explained in Chapter 29 and Chapter 31 why I believe the oath to protect the Constitution is "necessary but not sufficient" to deal with growing crises in America. The military is a coercive instrument of government in a country that is already suffering the stifling effects of unlimited central government. It is joined at the hip with Mossad-CIA in a country where Zionists manipulate its racial and ethnic problems in all the worst ways. Amidst this terrible mess, the military may eventually feel pressured to step in and take over whether it feels prepared or not.
Unfortunately we face crises on many different levels. In addition to having to deal with the innate criminality of Zionists coming down from the top, the U.S. military is also getting squeezed by rising levels of incompetence and unfitness from the lower strata of society. All these things severely impair the ability of the military to employ rational "loose-tight" balances between centralization and decentralization in fulfilling its various missions, analogous to the "loose-tight" management concepts advocated by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman in the book In Search of Excellence.
Just in terms of demographic issues, consider “75 Percent of Young Americans Are Unfit for Military Duty” by Andrea Stone:

WASHINGTON (Nov. 3) -- Are America's youth too fat, dumb or dishonest to defend the nation against its enemies? The latest Army statistics show a stunning 75 percent of military-age youth are ineligible to join the military because they are overweight, can't pass entrance exams, have dropped out of high school or had run-ins with the law. So many young people between the prime recruiting ages of 17 and 24 cannot meet minimum standards that a group of retired military leaders is calling for more investment in early childhood education to combat the insidious effects of junk food and inadequate education. "We've never had this problem of young people being obese like we have today," said Gen. John Shalikashvili, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He calls the rising number of youth unfit for duty a matter of national security. "We should be concerned about how this will impact this overstretched Army and its ability to recruit."

The article: "Most U.S. youths unfit to serve, data show" by William H. McMichael," Nov 5, 2009, has the following breakdown:

...Only 4.7 million of the 31.2 million 17- to 24-year-olds in a 2007 survey are eligible to enlist, according to a periodic survey commissioned by the Pentagon. This group includes those who have scored in the top four categories on the Armed Forces Qualification Test, or AQFT; eligible college graduates; and qualified college students.
According to the Pentagon, the ineligible population breaks down this way:
•Medical/physical problems, 35 percent.
•Illegal drug use, 18 percent.
•Mental Category V (the lowest 10 percent of the population), 9 percent.
•Too many dependents under age 18, 6 percent.
•Criminal record, 5 percent.

The dumbing down trend in America and rising poverty will only increase unless major changes are made that address all the hard issues ranging from Zionist criminality to the genocide and biological replacement of Nordic-Celtic Americans. Until dangerous deteriorative trends are reversed, this country has no future. Fervent oaths spoken like mantras to “Protect and Defend the Constitution Against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” may be a good start, but that is all they are.

A “derivative” military vulnerable to the 9/11 Mossad-CIA inside job contains corrupt insiders who personally profit in more ways than one

In his article January 21, 2010 article "How Wall St Destroyed Private Medicine" Dr. Paul Craig Roberts observed:

In today’s America, Karl Marx’s criticisms of capitalism are understated. Wherever one looks, the scene is one of the government using taxpayers’ money to enrich private interests. Taxes are collected from people who can barely make it, and the revenues are transferred to multi-millionaires and billionaires. The federal government piles debt on the backs of heavily-burdened and dispossessed Americans in order that investment banksters can pay annual bonuses that exceed the lifetime earnings of most Americans.
Every aspect of the US military has been mined for private profit. Supply and other functions for the military, such as those provided by Halliburton and Blackwater, services once provided by the military itself at low cost, have been privatized. These services now cost many multiples of the cost to taxpayers of in-house military provision.

A derivative military also has problems from within. It encourages "careerism" and "Caesarism." Wikipedia redirects the input of “Caesarism” to “The Decline of the West” where we see the following definition:

“Caesarism is essentially the death of the spirit that originally animated a nation and its institutions. It is marked by a government which is formless irrespective of its de jure constitutional structure. The antique forms are dead, despite the careful maintenance of the institutions; those institutions now have no meaning or weight. The only aspect of governance is the personal power exercised by the Caesar. This is the beginning of the Imperial Age.”

The common denominator behind both of these definitions is someone who “games the system” to get promoted, gain fame, and reap other personal benefits while doing things that degrade the military or society as a whole. There is a parasitic quality to this individual, even though he operates within the gray areas of policy decisions where it may be impossible to convict him of breaking any specific laws.
A derivative military has little or no respect for the kinds of whistle-blowers and Info War martyrs depicted in Chapter 14. In most cases the “Forward Edge of the Battle Area” (FEBA) on this issue involves freedom of speech issues. Please see my article “The First Amendment and the U.S. Military” about battles fought by famous U.S. military leaders in this regard.
Generally speaking, the military is a victim of problems found across all segments of American society. The Zionist media has pushed American society hard in the direction of extreme leftist egalitarianism. High level Jewish psychopaths have also set the tone for American society in many other areas, to include mainstreaming homosexuality and hardcore pornography. As a consequence, most Americans today find it much harder than two centuries ago to judge character. This is true both on an individual level, as well as on a broader ethnic and racial level. Some groups like Zionists are notoriously lacking in chivalrous instincts, which comprise an important component of Western concepts of honor.
The ability to judge character is particularly important in a military environment that often requires sterling traits such as honor and integrity to accomplish tough missions. Both psychopaths --people without core values-- as well as blindly obediant individuals --people who are inflexible -- act as mines and booby traps for individuals dedicated to a life of honor, courage, and commitment.
Honorable individual who genuinely want to find the appropriate balance between the competing needs of our nation as a whole and military departmental interests, as well as adhere to high standards in other areas, have to learn how to smell problem people from a distance in order to successfully navigate around them.
Among other things, in order to preserve the capability to be an effective whistle-blower, it is also very beneficial for a serviceman to develop solid civilian community support, particularly among individuals who can act as proxies on sensitive political issues.
Implementing a viable strategy to protect honor often requires patience, foresight, self-education, and networking skills, especially when it comes to dealing with the "civilian" side of the "citizen-soldier" equation. But then again, no one promised a rose garden.



Update References:


2020-01-30 "INFLATE AND DIE – STOCK COLLAPSE AND GOLD SURGE IMMINENT" by Egon von Greyerz, von Greyerz archive,

2020-01-29 "U.S. posture in the Middle-East: preparing for disaster",

...Uncle Shmuel’s “vision of peace” for the Middle-East

I just listened to the Idiot-in-Chief proudly present “his” Middle-East “peace” plan to Bibi Netanyahu and the world. This latest stunt shows two crucial things about the mind-set in Washington, D.C.:

  1. There is nothing which the U.S. ruling classes will not do to try to get the favor and support of the Israel Lobby.
  2. The USA does not care, not even marginally, what the people of the Middle-East think.

This dynamic, which is not anything new, but which received a qualitative “shot of steroids” under Trump, will only further contribute to the inevitable collapse of Empire in the Middle-East. For one thing, all the so-called “U.S. allies” in the region a;; understand that the only country which matters to the USA is Israel, and that all the others count for almost nothing. Furthermore, all the rulers of the Middle-East now also know that being allied to the USA also means being a cheap prostitute for Israel which, in turn, is guaranteed political suicide for any politician not wise enough to smell the trap. Finally, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Syria have shown that the “Axis of Kindness” is long on hyperbole and hubris, but very short in terms of actual combat capability.

The simple truth is that the abject brown-nosing of the Israel Lobby that Trump has been engaged in from Day 1 of his term only serves to further isolate and weaken the U.S. in the Middle-East (and beyond, really!).

In this context, how realistic is the Iranian goal of kicking Uncle Shmuel out of the region?

As I said, not realistic at all, if seen solely in the short term. But I hasten to add that it is very realistic in the mid-term if we look at some, but not all, the countries of the region. Finally, in the long term, it is not only realistic, it is inevitable, even if the Iranians themselves don’t do much, or anything at all, to make that happen.

Conclusion: “Israel’s” days are numbered

The Israelis have been feeding us all a steady diet about this or that country or politician being a “new Hitler’ who will either gas 6M Jews “again”, or wants to wipe Israel “off the map” or even engage in a new Holocaust. Gilad Atzmon brilliantly calls this mental disorder “pre-traumatic stress disorder”, and he is spot on. The Israelis mostly used this “preemptive geschrei*” as a way to squeeze out as many concessions (and money) from the western goyim as possible. But in a deep sense, it is possibly that the Israelis are at least dimly aware that their entire project is simply not viable, that you cannot ensure the survival of any state by terrorizing all of your neighbors. Violence, especially vicious, rabid, violence can, indeed, terrorize people, but only for so long. Sooner or later, the human soul will outgrow any fear, no matter how visceral, and will replace that fear by a new and immensely powerful sense of determination.

Here is what Robert Fisk said in distant 2006, 14 years ago:

You heard Sharon, before he suffered his massive stroke, he used this phrase in the Knesset, you know, “The Palestinians must feel pain.” This was during one of the intifadas. The idea that if you continue to beat and beat and beat the Arabs, they will submit, that eventually they’ll go on their knees and give you what you want. And this is totally, utterly self-delusional, because it doesn’t apply anymore. It used to apply 30 years ago, when I first arrived in the Middle East. If the Israelis crossed the Lebanese border, the Palestinians jumped in their cars and drove to Beirut and went to the cinema. Now when the Israelis cross the Lebanese border, the Hezbollah jump in their cars in Beirut and race to the south to join battle with them. But the key thing now is that Arabs are not afraid any more. Their leaders are afraid, the Mubaraks of this world, the president of Egypt, King Abdullah II of Jordan. They’re afraid. They shake and tremble in their golden mosques, because they were supported by us. But the people are no longer afraid.

What was true only for some Arabs in 2006, has now become true for most (maybe even all?) Arabs in 2020. As for the Iranians, they have never had any fear of Uncle Shmuel, they are the ones who “injected” the newly created Hezbollah with this qualitatively new kind of “special courage” (which is the Shia ethos, really!) when this movement was founded.

Empires can survive many things, but once they are not feared anymore, then their end is near. The Iranian strike proved a fundamental new reality to the rest of the world: the USA is much more afraid of Iran than Iran is afraid of the USA. U.S. rulers and politicians will, of course, claim otherwise. But that futile effort to re-shape reality is now doomed to failure, if only because even the Houthis can now openly and successfully defy the combined might of the “Axis of Kindness”.

You can think of U.S. and Israeli leaders as the orchestra on the Titanic: they play well, but they will still get wet and then die.

The Saker

(*geschrei: the Yiddish word for yelling, crying out, to shriek)


Caption from web page: "Thousands of mourners took to the streets of Tehran during the funeral of U.S.- and EU-designated terrorist Major General Qassem Soleimani. Iran has vowed to retaliate against the U.S. for the killing of the military commander, but so far its attacks have only been verbal (source: dpa)"

2020-01-12 "Trump’s Killing of Soleimani: New “Worst Mistake in U.S. History” by Dr. Kevin Barrett,

Donald Trump occasionally utters unspeakable truths. In March 2018 he called Bush Jr.’s decision to invade Iraq “the worst single mistake in US history.” Earlier, Trump had said that Bush should have been impeached for launching that disastrous war.

Yet on January 2 2020 Trump made a much bigger mistake: He launched all-out war with Iran—a war that will be joined by millions of anti-US non-Iranians, including Iraqis—by murdering Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the legendary hero who defeated ISIS, alongside the popular Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Gen. Soleimani was by far the most popular figure in Iran, where he polled over 80% popularity, and throughout much of the Middle East. He was also adored by millions even outside that region, non-Muslims as well as Muslims. Many Christians throughout the world loved Gen. Soleimani, whose campaign against ISIS saved the lives of thousands of their co-religionists. Even Sunni Muslims (the people, not the billionaire playboy sheikhs) generally loved and admired the Shia Muslim Gen. Soleimani, a saintly warrior-monk who was uncommonly spiritual, morally impeccable, and the most accomplished military genius of this young century.

The strategic stupidity of Trump’s order to murder Soleimani cannot be exaggerated. This shocking, dastardly murder, committed while Soleimani was on an American-encouraged peace mission, has unleashed a “Pearl Harbor effect” that will galvanize not just the nation of Iran, but other forces in the region and around the world. Just as the shock effect of Pearl Harbor helped the American war party overcome domestic political divisions and unite the nation in its resolve for vengeance, so has the Soleimani murder galvanized regional groups, led by Islamic Iran and Iraq, in their dedication to obliterate every last trace of any US-Israeli presence in the region, no matter how long it takes, by any means necessary...


...Trump’s decision to martyr the great Iranian general and the celebrated Iraqi commander was perfectly timed to unite Iraq against the American occupation. Prior to the murder, Iraq was in the midst of color-revolution chaos, as demonstrators protested against not just the US and Israel, the real culprits in the destruction of their country, but also Iran, Iraqi politicians, and other targets. Those demonstrations, and the murders that marred them, were orchestrated by Gladio style covert US forces. As Iraqi Prime Minster Abdul Mahdi explained:

“… I visited China and signed an important agreement with them to undertake the construction instead (of an American company). Upon my return, Trump called me to ask me to reject this agreement. When I refused, he threatened to unleash huge demonstrations against me that would end my premiership.

“Huge demonstrations against me duly materialized and Trump called again to threaten that if I did not comply with his demands, then he would have Marine snipers on tall buildings target protesters and security personnel alike in order to pressure me. I refused again and handed in my resignation. To this day the Americans insist on us rescinding our deal with the Chinese.

“After this, when our Minister of Defense publicly stated that a third party was targeting both protestors and security personnel alike (just as Trump had threatened, he would do), I received a new call from Trump threatening to kill both me and the Minister of Defense if we kept on talking about this ‘third party’.

“I was supposed to meet him [Soleimani] later in the morning when he was killed. He came to deliver a message from Iran in response to the message we had delivered to the Iranians from the Saudis (as part of a peace initiative).”

So Trump lured Soleimani to Tehran with a peace initiative, then ambushed him. That’s why Soleimani was traveling openly on a commercial flight to Baghdad International Airport. He thought he was under US protection.

Abdul Mahdi’s explanation rings true. It reflects the views of most Iraqis, who will be galvanized by Trump’s atrocious actions to resume their insurgency against US occupation.

As Iraqis continue to attack the hated US presence in their country, Trump will undoubtedly blame Iran, whatever its actual role. So this time the Iranians will have no motivation to avoid helping the Iraqi liberation struggle—they would be blamed even if they didn’t. Though Soleimani was a relatively America-friendly stabilizing force after the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan—the claim that he was behind IEDs that killed US troops is a ridiculous lie—in the wake of his death Iran will respond positively to Iraqi requests for help in its national liberation struggle against the hated US occupier.

A rekindled anti-US insurgency in Iraq, and various forms of ambiguous/deniable retaliation for the murder of Gen. Soleimani throughout the region and the world, will force Trump up the escalation ladder. Iran, and the larger eject-the-US-from-the-Mideast project, will not back down, though they may occasionally stage tactical retreats for appearance’s sake. The only way Trump could “win” would be by completely destroying Iran. Even if Russia and China allowed that, an unlikely prospect, Trump or any US president who “won” that kind of war would be remembered as the worst war criminal in world history, and the US would lose all its soft power and with it its empire.

Russia now faces the same kind of decision it had to make when the Zionist-dominated US tried to destroy Syria: stand by and let Tehran be annihilated, with Moscow next in line; or use its considerable military power to save its ally. Putin will have no choice but to support Iran, just as he supported Syria. China, too, will need to ensure that the USA loses its Zionist-driven war on Iran. Otherwise Beijing would risk facing the same fate as Tehran.

Even if the only help it gets from Russia and China is covert, Iran is in a strong position to wage asymmetric war against the US presence in the Middle East. Almost two decades ago, the $250 million war game Millennium Challenge 2002 blew up in the neocons’ faces, as Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper commanded Iranian forces against the US and steered them to victory. Though some technological developments since then may favor the US, as Dr. Alan Sabrosky recently pointed out on my radio show, others favor Iran, which now has missiles of sufficient quality and quantity to rain down hell on US bases, annihilate much of if not all of Israel, and send every US ship anywhere near the Persian Gulf to the bottom of the ocean. (Anti-ship missiles have far outstripped naval defenses, and Iran has concealed immense reserves of them deep in the Zagros Mountains overlooking the Persian Gulf.)

So Trump or whoever follows him will eventually face a choice: Accept defeat and withdraw all American bases and forces in the region; or continue up an escalation ladder that inexorably leads to World War III. The higher up the ladder he goes, the harder it will be to jump off.

The apocalyptic scenario may not be accidental. Mike Pompeo, who is widely believed to have duped Trump into ordering the killing of Gen. Soleimani, may have done so not only on behalf of the extremist Netanyahu faction in Israel, but also in service to an apocalyptic Christian Zionist program that yearns for planetary nuclear destruction. Pompeo is ardently awaiting “the rapture,” the culmination of Christian Zionist history, when a global nuclear war begins at Megiddo Hill in Occupied Palestine and consumes the planet, sending everyone to hell except the Christian Zionists themselves, who are “beamed up” Star Trek fashion by none other than Jesus himself.

Whether it goes down in radioactive flames or in a kinder and gentler way, the US empire, as unstable as its leaders, is nearing the final stages of collapse. “Very stable genius” Trump and Armageddonite Pompeo may have hastened the inevitable when they ordered the fateful killing of Gen. Soleimani.


2019-12-19 "THE WORST GLOBAL DEPRESSION IS NIGH" by Egon von Greyerz, von Greyerz archive,

2019-12-04 "SELL THE NASDAQ AND BUY GOLD" by Egon von Greyerz, von Greyerz archive,

2018-09-06 "For the US Military, ‘Winning’ Now Means Staying at War as Long as Possible: After almost two decades of warfare, the armed forces have lowered the bar for victory to the level of their enemy, the Taliban" by Nick Turse

2017-04-07 Prepare for Impact – This is the Beginning of the End for U.S. Empire by Michael Krieger,

Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to revisit something I wrote back in January.

From the post, Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch:

We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t. We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

America cannot win a global war of such a scale if it is based on false pretenses and in the absence of exceedingly strong public support. This support does not exist. Will this serve as a necessary restraint against the masters of war and their devious plans? It’s too early to tell, but I do know that if we are unnecessarily pushed into a global conflagration, it will not end well for us. If this is the road our twisted status quo insists on taking us down, let us never forget who they are and the self-serving motivations behind their actions.

Four months later, the deep state got exactly what it wanted. Trump’s weaknesses have been identified and exploited, and he’s successfully been manipulated into neocon foreign policy like George W. Bush and Barack Obama before him. I’ve spent much of the past several months warning about exactly what happened last night, but the die is now cast. There’s no turning back from the path we’re on.

And don’t give me this garbage about Trump playing “4D chess.” Trump’s a brilliant salesman, and that’s about it. There’s nothing special or superior about Donald Trump intellectually, and he’s one of the most unwise people to ever become President. There was a hope he meant what he said about non-interventionism during the campaign, but that hope should be entirely extinguished at this point. Trump is a very weak man desperately looking for praise from those he claims to hate.

The purpose of today’s post is not to discuss what happened last night. All of you have read the news by now. My intent today is to explain what I think this means for the years ahead. I believe last night’s strike represents the beginning of the end for U.S. empire. Although the U.S. has been declining domestically for this entire century, America has still been calling all the shots on the international front. This makes sense in late-stage empire, as the focus of the fat and happy “elite” becomes singularly obsessed with domination and power, while the situation back home festers and rots.

Trump won on an “America first” platform that promised to emphasize the well-being of American citizens over geopolitical adventurism. We now know for certain he’s been manipulated into the imperial mindset, and his recklessness will merely accelerate U.S. decline on the world stage, and in turn, back home.

If anyone’s playing 4D chess it’s Russia. Russia is anti-fragile at this point, as has been proved by Putin’s survival in the face of economic sanctions, a collapsing ruble and a plunge in oil prices. Putin is still standing and arguably as powerful as ever. Not to mention the fact that the USSR completely disintegrated and collapsed within the past 30 years. They’ve been through a lot as a people. Meanwhile, the U.S. is extraordinarily fragile and weak by comparison, a distinction that will become quite obvious to us all in the years ahead. I don’t say this with any hint of glee or schadenfreude, I’m just stating the facts as I see them.

None of this implies that Russia’s leadership are a bunch of good people by any means. What I am saying is that they are a thousand times more strategic and intelligent compared to U.S. leadership.

To prove the point, this would be a good time to review a post I published back in 2014, Tensions Between the U.S. and Russia Are Worse Than You Realize – Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Here’s some of what I noted:

There are two reasons I think the following remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are so important.

First, as someone who spends much of his time analyzing and critiquing the many destructive policy decisions made by American “leaders,” I was shocked to find how accurate his description of the U.S. power structure’s mindset seems to be. He gets it, and he is more or less trying to warn the world that America’s leaders are basically power-drunk children. I concur.

Second, Lavrov also describes the negative impact that this behavior has had on the Russian psyche generally. He expresses dismay that the U.S. status quo sees the world as unipolar, and attempts to tackle every problem from the perspective that might is right. In no uncertain terms, Lavrov makes it clear that Russia will not stand for this. I don’t think the Russians are bluffing, so this is a very dangerous situation.

If there was actually someone in the

U.S. State Department capable of such introspective and clear thinking, we might actually defuse this situation. Don’t hold your breath.

You should really read the entire post to see Lavrov’s comments for yourself in order to truly understand why I came to the above conclusions.

U.S. leadership is an absolute joke and will drive this entire country into a brick wall in the years ahead. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Chucky Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, are you kidding me? They remind me of George Armstrong Custer, and we all know how that turned out.

The media is even worse. In what Glenn Greenwald accurately called “one of the sickest things ever to appear on US television,” MSNBC’s Brian Williams gushed about the “beauty” of U.S. cruise missiles.

[MSNBC Video: Trump Launches Missile Strike on Syrian Airfield;

Here’s another sign of imperial collapse, Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in a war zone calling the shots.

Trump's Kosher "666" son-in-law Kushner with U.S. military commanders
(Photo source: twitter site)

This is not the sort of thing you see in a confident, brave, and civilized nation, it’s the sort of stuff you’d expect to see toward the end. It’s the stuff of craven war-mongers, of dishonest cowards, of a totally deranged and very dangerous media. The signs are everywhere; imperial decline is set to accelerate rapidly in the coming years.

Fine, but how is all this going to play out? Obviously nobody really knows, but I do think we’ve entered a new period in American history. I think it’s basically a crossing of the Rubicon moment for the American empire. Personally, I don’t expect a strong and visible military response from Russia in the near-term. I don’t think Putin wants to give the U.S. media and newly minted neocon Donald Trump an excuse to do anything truly crazy, which they can blame on Russia in the court of public opinion. I think Putin is too smart for that. Rather, what I think he’ll do is make all sorts of moves behind the scenes to weaken America’s economic power, while at the same time engaging in minor provocations to tempt the imbeciles in charge of U.S. foreign policy to make further mistakes abroad, to which they’ll emphatically oblige.

In other words, Russia will attempt to make the U.S. extend itself further in a region where no real success is possible, at the same time that the American economy deteriorates further. Recall that the current very weak economic “recovery” has been going on for nearly a decade. This cycle is very long in the tooth, and all Russia really needs to do is sit back, make some moves behind the scenes and allow the U.S. to collapse upon itself in its hubris and stupidity. This is precisely what I think is going to happen.

Finally, let’s not forget the following.


Since 9/11:
1) Non-stop war.
2) Destruction of U.S. middle class.
3) Banker bailouts
4) Death of civil liberties.
We showed 'em terrorists.


Expect more of all the above as the U.S. empire enters its most devastating phase of collapse. Think about what it might mean for you and your family and prepare accordingly.

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In Liberty,
Michael Krieger


2013-01-28 The Afghan End Game? by Ann Jones and Tom Engelhardt

The euphemisms will come fast and furious. Our soldiers will be greeted as "heroes" who, as in Iraq, left with their "heads held high," and if in 2014 or 2015 or even 2019, the last of them, as also in Iraq, slip away in the dark of night after lying to their Afghan "allies" about their plans, few here will notice.

This will be the nature of the great Afghan drawdown. The words "retreat," "loss," "defeat," "disaster," and their siblings and cousins won’t be allowed on the premises. But make no mistake, the country that, only years ago, liked to call itself the globe’s "sole superpower" or even "hyperpower," whose leaders dreamed of a Pax Americana across the Greater Middle East, if not the rest of the globe is… not to put too fine a point on it, packing its bags, throwing in the towel, quietly admitting – in actions, if not in words – to mission unaccomplished, and heading if not exactly home, at least boot by boot off the Eurasian landmass.

Washington has, in a word, had enough. Too much, in fact. It’s lost its appetite for invasions and occupations of Eurasia, though special operations raids, drone wars, and cyberwars still look deceptively cheap and easy as a means to control… well, whatever. As a result, the Afghan drawdown of 2013-2014, that implicit acknowledgement of yet another lost war, should set the curtain falling on the American Century as we’ve known it. It should be recognized as a landmark, the moment in history when the sun truly began to set on a great empire. Here in the United States, though, one thing is just about guaranteed: not many are going to be paying the slightest attention.

No one even thinks to ask the question: In the mighty battle lost, who exactly beat us? Where exactly is the triumphant enemy? Perhaps we should be relieved that the question is not being raised, because it’s a hard one to answer. Could it really have been the scattered jihadis of al-Qaeda and its wannabes? Or the various modestly armed Sunni and Shiite minority insurgencies in Iraq, or their Pashtun equivalents in Afghanistan with their suicide bombers and low-tech roadside bombs? Or was it something more basic, something having to do with a planet no longer amenable to imperial expeditions? Did the local and global body politic simply and mysteriously spit us out as the distasteful thing we had become? Or is it even possible, as Pogo once suggested, that in those distant, unwelcoming lands, we met the enemy and he was us? Did we in some bizarre fashion fight ourselves and lose? After all, last year, more American servicemen died from suicide than on the battlefield in Afghanistan; and a startling number of Americans were killed in "green on blue" or "insider" attacks by Afghan "allies" rather than by that fragmented movement we still call the Taliban.

Whoever or whatever was responsible, our Afghan disaster was remarkably foreseeable. In fact, anyone who, from 2006 on, read Ann Jones’s Afghan reports at TomDispatch wouldn’t have had a doubt about the outcome of the war. Her first piece, after all, was prophetically entitled "Why It’s Not Working in Afghanistan." ("The answer is a threefold failure: no peace, no democracy, and no reconstruction.") From Western private-contractors-cum-looters making a figurative killing off the "reconstruction" of the country to an Afghan army that was largely a figment of the American imagination to up-armored U.S. soldiers on well-guarded bases whose high-tech equipment and comforts of home blinded them to the nature of the enemy, hers has long been a tale of impending failure. Now, that war seems headed for its predictable end, not for the Afghans who, as Jones indicates in her latest sweeping report from Kabul, may face terrible years ahead, but for the U.S. After more than 11 years, the war that is often labeled the longest in American history is slowly winding down and that’s no small thing.

So leave the mystery of who beat us to the historians, but mark the moment. It’s historic. Tom..

2012-09-24 The Hollow Empire by Justin Raimondo,

While no one was looking, the US lost the war in Afghanistan. The announcement that joint operations involving US/NATO forces and Afghan military and police personnel will cease — “temporarily” — went down with a whimper, not a bang. Since the whole purpose of our continued presence in that country is supposedly to train the forces of Afghan “President” Hamid Karzai, the entire rationale for the war just fell apart, and isn’t it funny — as in funny-weird, rather than funny-ha-ha — that nobody noticed?

Well, not really: we’re in campaign mode, and neither major party presidential candidate is much interested in the subject of a war we’ve been fighting for over a decade, at a cost measured in the trillions (aside from the incalculable human misery). Mitt Romney is mum, and the President has more important matters to consider. Since Romney’s foreign policy team favors a policy rejected by the overwhelming majority of the American people, it’s no wonder their candidate has little to say about it. As for Obama: remember when he and his platoon of “national security Democrats” were telling us Afghanistan was the “good war”? Now that its goodness seems to have dissipated with voters, the administration would rather not remind Americans how much Obama deepened that particular quagmire.

As for the voters themselves: the same people who told pollsters they supported the war in the earlier part of the decade are now telling the same pollsters they want out. The American attention span has been getting shorter over the past decade, and if only we can get them to the point of being bored with the next war before it begins, we’ll be — literally — ahead of the game.

Speaking of losing while no one was looking: whatever happened to Iraq? Oh yes, now I remember: it became a satellite of Iran just after the US presence was officially — albeit not actually — ended. In a country where nearly 5,000 American soldiers died in a war to export “democracy,” the elected vice president is on the lam and death squads roam the streets — no, not our death squads this time.

This is yet another disaster not to be noticed or even mentioned by our political class — including not only the politicians but also the news media and the commentariat that make careers out of covering up for and sucking up to Official Washington. The policy wonks, the Approved Pundits, the publicists and professional agitators of the left and the right — when will we hear a peep out of any them about these dismal and costly failures? After the election? My guess: never.

And that’s just how the War Party likes it. They don’t want anyone asking uncomfortable questions about future wars, especially the looming conflict just around the next corner. (Turn right at Election Day, and head straight to Tehran.) But my question is broader, and it’s this: when was the last time the US actually won a war?...[more here]

2012-09-12 If you had any doubts about why the US is in Afghanistan...,

Potential for a Mining Boom Splits Factions in Afghanistan. By G. Bowley Sep 8, 2012 The New York Times

[Excerpted] KALU VALLEY, Afghanistan — If there is a road to a happy ending in Afghanistan, much of the path may run underground: in the trillion-dollar reservoir of natural resources — oil, gold, iron ore, copper, lithium and other minerals — that has brought hopes of a more self-sufficient country, if only the wealth can be wrested from blood-soaked soil....

...Further, a proposed mining law vital to attracting foreign investment is up in the air, with the delay threatening several projects. The cabinet rejected it this summer, saying it was too generous to Western commercial interests. But some Western officials fear other motives are at work, too, including an internal fight for spoils, and perhaps an effort by some neighboring countries to sway sympathetic officials to keep Indian and Chinese state mining companies out....

Majia here: Read between the lines. A proposed mining law "vital to attracting foreign investment" means that it essentially makes it easy for foreign companies to come in and extract Afghanistan's wealth.

Apparently some in Afghanistan aren't too keen on that scenario. Maybe the Chinese and Indian companies are promising Afghanistan officials a sweeter deal than western interests? Western officials "fear" that outcome. The gold and other resources need to be reserved for western companies.

The article notes approvingly that "An investment consortium arranged by JPMorgan Chase is mining gold."

I'm not claiming that foreign direct investment by western companies is inherently bad. However, ever heard of the "resource curse"?

Poor countries with coveted resources rarely come out ahead when their spoils are exploited by foreign interests....



AnonymousSeptember 13, 2012 8:04 AM

The US is in Afghanistan for exactly the same reason the Russians tried to invade the country in the 80's .

There exists vast oil and gas deposits near the Caspian sea, with no easy way to transport it. An oil/gas pipeline has been proposed for many years across Afghanistan to Pakistan, India and the Arabian sea.

After the Russians were ousted from Afghanistan - largely by jihadists like OBL that were externally funded - then the project was open to other parties.

In 1995 the project was initiated as a consortium by the US and Saudis. The prime contractor was - you guessed it - Halliburton corp!!!! Actual construction work began in 1997.

In 1998, however the Taliban and OBL decided that their financial stake in the project had gotten too small, so they threw out the foreign corporations, and stopped the construction.

Is this starting to sound fishy yet? In October 2001, just a few weeks after the Sept 11 bombings, the US invaded Afghanistan, threw out the Taliban, and immediately initiated plans to restart the pipeline construction.

However, due to almost continuous insurgent activity (externally funded - coincidence? i don't think so - more like paybacks) and strong negotiations around revenue sharing, construction has met many delays and just now in 2012 all the agreements are reached.

In the meantime, the Iranians have announced their own pipeline project which is a shorter distance and can be completed more quickly, and they quickly signed a deal with Pakistan and India.

The US and Saudi Arabia has put considerable pressure on Pakistan to abandon the Iranian pipeline project, and support theirs through Afghanistan.–Pakistan_gas_pipeline

Without success in getting Pakistan to reject the Iranian deal, the US started putting pressure directly on Iran to abandon the project. And that pressure has led to the threat of war, however the American public has been adamant that no more wars will be waged, so the CIA has been deployed to try and create civil unrest and overthrow the Iranian government, and also has been accused of assassinating Iranian nuclear scientists.

And you thought: 1. The Afghanistan war was about terrorism? 2. The Iranian threat of war is about nuclear power?

Wrong. As in most lies, there is some element of truth to both, but the real reason is the same as always - money and power over money.

When you start understanding this, then the whole "nuclear agenda" is not so far-fetched. The question is how people can be so ruthless.

It's a strange world we live in...


2012-03-12 The Plot to Destroy the United States by Gordon Duff, "SEE IT COMING AND STOP IT, EVEN IF IT COSTS YOU EVERYTHING; Why Pakistan Must Fall! This article was written in 2010, does it stand to the view point?" [Ed. Note: Please also see 2010-11-11 In Motion: The Plot to Destroy the United States, posted below]
There is simply no way into Iran by land. We can barely keep American troops in Afghanistan supplied with many routes being hundreds of miles long, narrow roads from the Port of Karachi in Pakistan. Recently we found how easily this supply line could be cut off. Agreements with Iran, not to mention religious affiliations between Shiites in Iraq, the majority there and the Shiite based government in Iran, make an approach through Iraq impossible.
We could also consider that our existing forces in Iraq and the entire Persian Gulf could be cut off by Iran with no resupply by sea possible for, not only Iraq but Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Iraq. These nations and the US forces there would be immediately isolated. The only way in to Iran, restricted because of the topography, is through the province of Baluchistan, a remote area of Pakistan that borders Iran.
This isolated region has become the staging area for attacks against Iran, supposedly by Jundallah “rebels” but actually orchestrated by the Mossad and CIA. There are two independence movements wanting to break Baluchistan from Pakistan. One of the leaders I met in Islamabad while he was recovering from gunshot wounds. The other lives in Israel, surprise-surprise.
Because of the topography of Iran, the only way to approach Tehran is over more than a thousand miles of valleys. They can only be approached through Pakistan and there is only one port that serves that region. The only way to resupply other than through this small Chinese built port, Gwadar, is to truck into Kandahar, hundreds of miles, then back down into Pakistan, following the 500,000 man army into Iran in something closely akin to Napoleon’s ill fated invasion of Russia, but even worse if that is possible.
The military analogies are inescapable, Dien Bien Phu and Stalingrad are two that come to mind. Though the government of Pakistan lacks strong civilian leadership and is largely dependent on US aid, the use of Pakistan’s territory for another aggressive war in the Middle East that will perceived by almost all the world’s population, not just Muslims, as a sign of Israel’s control of the United States and its ability to get America to commit any crime, will not be acceptable to the people of Pakistan. It is also highly unlikely that even Karzai’s government in Afghanistan would abide such an action.
Thus, America could become beset, not just from Pakistan but by its own allies in Afghanistan and, quite possibly, the newly trained and surprisingly effective army in Iraq as well.
America would become a rogue state, even if purporting to respond to a devastating terrorist attack. In the aftermath of 9/11, America lacks any credibility. The second a disaster strikes inside America, the world will immediately assume the worst, Israel has deemed such an act necessary to push America to war. No rational person could assume otherwise..."
2012-03-04 Afghanistan - Failed War from a False Empire by "Sartre"
2012-02-19 Another whistleblower emerges from the US military as retired Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis accused US military leaders of painting a distorted picture of Afghanistan,
"Another whistleblower emerges from the US military as retired Lt. Colonel Daniel Davis accused US military leaders of painting a distorted picture of Afghanistan.
Press TV has interviewed Wayne Madsen, investigative journalist in Washington about the accusations of lies fed to the American public. He discusses startling revelations about the drug lords in Afghanistan and their relationship to President Karzai and the US Special Forces and US marines. What follows is an approximate transcript of the interview.
Press TV: why is it that whenever a military official resigns or suddenly comes out of the US armed forces a secret is revealed about what happens behind the scenes. The questions is will we be expecting more of these unraveling stories?
Madsen: Well, it’s hard to say. What happens is when somebody in the military or intelligence community comes forward with allegations of corruption, malfeasance or incompetence they’re usually rewarded with a huge amount of pressure. In some cases investigations open up for revealing classified information.
So, there is a certain chill factor that sets in with these individuals, but Colonel Davis certainly isn’t the first one to acknowledge and report on the fact that the Afghanistan campaign was flawed from the beginning.
A large part of the responsibility for what happened in Afghanistan, the failure of US policy lies at the feet of General David Petraeus as he said. But unfortunately, Colonel Davis will now find it a very tough road to go down while General Petraeus on the other hand was rewarded for his incompetence by being made the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.
Press TV: It’s interesting that there are reports from US marines in Afghanistan that are protecting poppy fields and are somehow contributing to the drug trade. What do you know about this and in general the relationship between US forces and the drug trade in Afghanistan?
Madsen: Well, this has been reported before that US Special Forces and marines have been involved in protecting the poppy fields that are controlled by various Afghan war lords who depending on what day of the week it is support the US. Some of these war lords of course are connected through family links to President Hamid Karzai.
This goes to show that the US has never learned its lesson from past military adventures, for example, in South East Asia during the Indo-China war the US and the CIA was very instrumental in smuggling opium and heroin out of the Golden Triangle some of which found its way into Saigon and was unfortunately used by many US troops there that got hooked on heroin.
The same thing is taking place now with Afghanistan. Anytime you’ve got drugs involved with the CIA you’ve got basically slush fund accounts where the CIA has access to massive amounts of money, there’s no accountability, no oversight by Congress.
This is an old old story that goes back when the CIA was first formed in 1947 and unfortunately the CIA is still very much the same way today with the drug smuggling operations.
Press TV: With all this being said, what future do you seen with the US presence in Afghanistan? How will it end do you think?
Madsen: I think we know from history that Afghanistan has been the graveyard of the empires: Alexander the Great; certainly the British were defeated there; the Russians were defeated there; and it’s not going to have a very good outcome for the US.
But in the short term, with all this war talk about a war with Iran, you can be assured that the US military presence in Afghanistan will remain in the short term because this is part of a strategy to encircle Iran.
So, in the short term US troops will continue to die in Afghanistan and Colonel David, what he has to say, will be proven unfortunately very very correct."
2011-09-05 US Sends Billions in Equipment That Kabul Can’t Afford: US is trying to push Afghan security forces toward independence, but neither country can yet afford it by John Glaser.
2011-03-29 'Death Squad': Full horror emerges of how rogue U.S. brigade murdered and mutilated innocent Afghan civilians - and kept their body parts as trophies, by Daniel Bates and Mark Duell,
2011-02-24 Reports of Anti-Senate Psy-Ops Spark Pentagon Probe, General Said to Order 'Psy-Ops' Against Officials to Secure Funding by Jason Ditz. See also Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators, Rolling Stone. "The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in "psychological operations" to manipulate visiting American senators into providing more troops and funding for the war, Rolling Stone has learned – and when an officer tried to stop the operation, he was railroaded by military investigators."
2010-11-11 In Motion: The Plot to Destroy the United States, by Gordon Duff, Veterans Today. "The 2010 election had one purpose, war with Iran, even if the risk is world conflict and the real loser, no matter what happens on the battlefield is the United States.”
2010-10-30 Afghanistan says US-Russia raid violated sovereignty by Hamid Shalizi.
"KABUL, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai demanded on Saturday that NATO forces explain why they had carried out a joint counter-narcotics operation with Russian forces inside Afghanistan, calling it a violation of sovereignty.
Moscow said on Friday Russian and U.S. agents, supported by helicopters and Afghan police, destroyed four drug laboratories and nearly one tonne of heroin in a raid this week seen as a measure to improve strained ties between Washington and Moscow.
"No institution is allowed to carry out such an operation in Afghan territory without the government's prior consent," Karzai's office said in a statement.
"Such uncoordinated operations clearly violate sovereignty. Afghanistan will respond seriously to any repetition of such actions," it said.
The counter-narcotics raid, which was also announced by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, came as U.S. and NATO are calling for Russia to play a more supportive role in their war against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan..."
2010-10-16 The War on Terror by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
2010-10-05 The US Edges Closer to Invading Pakistan by Eric Margolis "...our imperial generals seem determined to blunder into a nation of 175 million hostile people without any clear strategy...."
2010-10-03 At Least Six Killed in Pakistan NATO Tanker Attacks; 28 More Tankers Destroyed as Border Crossing Remains Closed by Jason Ditz. "Since the closure [of the Khyber Pass] on Thursday [30 Sept 2010], scores of NATO tankers have been torched across Pakistan. The Pentagon insisted on Friday that the closure hasn’t yet harmed the war effort, but some 80% of their supplies come through the nation, and with 150,000 troops in Afghanistan there really is no easy replacement for the Pakistan sea route."
2010-09-29 War in Afghanistan has been lost, A British Labor Party MP has called for the UK troops to leave Afghanistan completely, suggesting that the US-led war in the country has been lost,
2010-09-13 Blackwater./Xe cells conducting false flag terrorist attacks in Pakistan, by Wayne Madsen
"WMR has learned from a deep background source that Xe Services, the company formerly known as Blackwater, has been conducting false flag terrorist attacks in Pakistan that are later blamed on the entity called "Pakistani Taliban."
Only recently did the US State Department designate the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, a terrorist group. The group is said by the State Department to be an off-shoot of the Afghan Taliban, which had links to "Al Qaeda" before the 9/11 attacks on the United States. TTP's leader is Hakimullah Mehsud, said to be 30-years old and operating from Pakistan's remote tribal region with an accomplice named Wali Ur Rehman. In essence, this new team of Mehsud and Rehman appears to be the designated replacement for Osama Bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri as the new leaders of the so-called "Global Jihad" against the West.
However, it is Xe cells operating in Karachi, Peshawar, Islamabad and other cities and towns that have, according to our source who witnessed the U.S.-led false flag terrorist operations in Pakistan. Bombings of civilians is the favored false flag event for the Xe team and are being carried out under the orders of the CIA.
However, the source is now under threat from the FBI and CIA for revealing the nature of the false flag operations in Pakistan. If the source does not agree to cooperate with the CIA and FBI, with an offer of a salary, the threat of false criminal charges being brought for aiding and abetting terrorism looms over the source..."
[Editor's Note: Please don't lose sight of the concept that all of the aforementioned false flag-related activities are simply one of the most vile forms of rent-seeking imaginable, very much consistent with the Jewish mentality that has taken over America since the 20th century, but totally inconsistent with the Protestant work ethic that once valued honesty, productive innovation, and the creation of real goods and services back when WASP's set the tone for America in the 19th century. For more discussion on this sociological transition, please see my discussion of Pat Buchanan in my Libertarianism vs. Nationalism web page].
2010-09-15 The American Way of War Quiz by Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse, "Yes, it would be funny if it weren’t so grim. After all, when it comes to squandering money and resources in strange and distant places (or even here at home), you can count on the practitioners of American-style war to be wildly over the top."
2010-09-13 US Joint Forces Command: Huge U.S. Debt Could Lead to Military Impotence, Default or Revolution, apparently from Washington's Blog, also listed at
2010-09-12 The Warped Mission of the American Military: "Out-Terrorize the Terrorists," Alexander Higgins Blog.
2010-09-10 U.S. Soldiers Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians, Kept Body Parts As Trophies by Curtis M. Wong. Huffington Post
2010-09-08 America’s War Racketeers, the Real Terrorists: Is America’s racketeering ‘elite’ a terrorist organization? by Gordon Duff.
2010-08-30 Mossad pretends to be U.S. Intelligence by Philip Giraldi
2010-08-24 Mass Assassinations Lie at the Heart of America's Military Strategy in the Muslim World, Greatly expanded U.S. military Special Ops teams, U.S. drone strikes and private espionage networks run by former CIA assassins create a threat to our security by Fred Branfman, AlterNet.
"...The evidence is mounting that U.S. assassinations are so ineffective they are actually strengthening anti-American forces in Pakistan. Bruce Reidel, a counterinsurgency expert who coordinated the Afghan review for President Obama, said: `The pressure we've put on (jihadist forces) in the past year has also drawn them together, meaning that the network of alliances is growing stronger not weaker.'"
2010-07-25 Afghanistan war logs: Massive leak of secret files exposes truth of occupation by Nick Davies and David Leigh,
2010-06-26 Is Petraeus McChrystal’s Replacement or Obama’s? by Paul Craig Roberts. "Petraeus is an evolved form of general. He `won' in Iraq by paying protection money to the Sunnis who were effectively resisting the US occupation. Petraeus figured out that it was far cheaper and more efficient to put the Sunnis on the US military payroll and to pay them to stop fighting, which is how the war between the Sunnis and the Americans ended. To keep the Americans out of the ongoing large scale sectarian violence that continues to slaughter Iraqis, the US military was confined to remote bases. If history is a guide, the Afghans will also accept Petraeus’ protection money, and Petraeus has just enough time to buy the Afghan war before the next presidential election. The Afghans will, of course, take the money and wait us out, just as the Iraqis are doing."
2010-06-23 In choosing Petraeus, Obama doubles down on Afghanistan war strategy by Ben Smith, Gordon Lubold, and Laura Rozen,
2010-06-23 Operation Blackjack: Retrospective June 22 came and went, and no nukes were set off,
2010-06-16 Entering the Soviet Era in America by Tom Engelhardt
2010-05-28 The Coming Iran War by MJ Rosenberg, Huffington Post
2010-05-28 The American Century Is So Over by Dilip Hiro and Tom Engelhardt
2010-05-24 Why We Can’t Win in Afghanistan by Charles V. Peña. [Editor's Note: I disagree with his reason number one. It should be the fact that the entire social-political paradigm is completely corrupt, beginning with the Mossad-orchestrated 9/11 inside job. How can the people of Afghanistan ever really respect American troops when they have helped Mossad-CIA convert the country from producing around 5-10% to now over 90% of the world's opium, and now guard opium fields that were once mostly eradicated by the Taliban? American intervention in Afghanistan does not even qualify as any form of "enlightened honest imperialism." It is a complete mess run by Zionist neocon criminal lunatics who want to drag America into an unnecessary war with Iran and ultimately make U.S. police just as repressive towards U.S. citizens on the home front as U.S. military personnel are trained to act towards innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians overseas. See Chapter. 31 about the growing police state in America].
2010-05-16 'Nobody is winning,' admits McChrystal: The weakness of the Kabul government is hindering attempts by US and Nato forces to gain much ground from the insurgents by Patrick Cockburn
2010-05-14 Afghanistan: Still Getting Worse Before It Gets Better by Michael Tennant
2010-04-27 War Propaganda From Afghanistan by Glenn Greenwald,
2010-04-27 The Military Occupation of Our Minds by Tom Hayden, Huffington Post. "...Someday soon the White House and Pentagon will announce on camera that they have captured the Taliban's `spiritual homeland' of Kandahar. While the offensive goes on, few in Congress will be tough enough to take a hard look at the reality behind the war of perceptions. And when the `victory' is announced, Congress will pass another year's appropriation for the war. [next paragraph] This will go on, with American troops dying in vain, unless enough members of the American public, the mainstream media and the Congress finally wake up to the reality that we are no longer citizens but targets in a deliberate war for our minds." Hayden suggests that the Pentagon's slick informational campaign includes a controlled opposition web site called "Rethink Afghanistan." That may be true, but I still think the Rethink Afghanistan documentary raises good questions and has good information in it.
2010-04-24 A Tale of Carriers by Fred Reed, archive. The U.S. Navy is imprisoned inside its own escalating, bureaucratic, special interest-ridden Zombie March. It is always psychologically refighting WWII carrier battles, and keeps building bigger and ever more expensive super carriers in the face of the following growing threats:
1. Very fast sea-skimming cruise missiles, such as the Brahmos and Brahmos II (Mach 5+).
2. Supercavitating torpedoes, reaching speeds of over 200 miles an hour.
3. Very quiet submarines, diesel-electrics in the case of poor countries.
4. Anti-ship ballistic missiles, such as the one attributed to the Chinese.
Reed comments: "Any military buff knows that the Navy cannot defend itself against these. It says it can. It has to say it can. In fleet exercises against submarines, the subs always win – easily."
One can argue that U.S. carriers were vastly more effective than they should have been even in the WWII Pacific theater because the Japanese seriously neglected their own sub force, partly due to a cultural quirk when the Japanese sub force "lost face" due to some screw-ups during the Pearl Harbor attack.
2010-04-14 U.S. Pulls Out of Afghan's 'Valley of Death,' Control of Afghanistan's Korengal Valley no Longer a U.S. Priority by Nick Schifrin, Kabul, Afghanistan. See also "The Other War" ABC video "Dispatches from the front lines of the war in Afghanistan" (8 min, 21 sec) on the first page.
2010-04-07 U.S. operations at Manas affected by Kyrgyz unrest by Jeff Schogol, Stars and Stripes Stars and Stripes online edition "Located about 19 miles northwest of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, the base [at Manas] is a major transportation hub for U.S. troops and supplies going to Afghanistan. The closure will delay some troops headed to Afghanistan, but the U.S. military is looking into other ways to get them there, a Defense Department official said. In March, 50,000 U.S. and coalition troops moved through Manas in support of the surge in Afghanistan, making it one of the busiest months since the base started operating in December 2001."
2010-03-31 Afghanistan as a Drug War by Alfred W. McCoy and Tom Engelhardt
2010-03-31 No Shortcuts When Military Moves a War by Stephen Farrell and Elisabeth Bumiller, New York Times, also reproduced at a blogspot as The Logistics War in Afghanistan
2010-03-19 The Pentagon Church Militant and Us The Top Five Questions We Should Ask the Pentagon by William J. Astore and Tom Engelhardt, "Here’s an American reality: the Pentagon is our true welfare state, the weapons makers our real `welfare queens,' and we never stop shoveling money their way... If military power is the church at which we worship and the Pentagon is our American Vatican, then it is desperately in need of the equivalent of Vatican II which, in the early 1960s, opened the Catholic Church to greater participation by the laity, a vitally important change in ethos.  Instead of continuing to pray at the altar of their particular services, we need our Pentagon `priests' to turn to the laity — us — and seek our input and sanction.  Instead of preaching in unintelligible Pentagonese, with its indecipherable acronyms, secret doctrines, and spidery codenames, it’s long past time for them to talk to us in a language that reasonably informed adults can understand..." 
2010-03-15 Down the Rabbit Hole in Afghanistan by Alan Bock "The notion that the great American offensive to capture the Afghan outpost of Marjah was more public relations propaganda than military strategy or even effective counter-insurgency first began to impinge itself when U.S. and – to a lesser extent – Afghan officials started talking about it weeks before it was to take place. If it had been a real military offensive, you would think, they would have wanted the element of surprise. Instead, they informed the Taliban in advance that they would be coming." Thanks to this advance warning, Marines supposedly had to thread their way through even more mines, IED's, and ambushes. This makes one wonder if certain American leaders have decided that their mission in Afghanistan is futile, so they are now simply "play acting" with the Taleban, giving the appearance of waging a war, while playing for time, "campaigning," "soldiering on," and pulling PR stunts.
2010-03-10 Obama’s Potemkin Afghanistan It's as phony as he is by Justin Raimondo
2010-03-01 Soft Targets; Add Yemen to America’s long list of easy enemies by Mark Ames, The American Conservative, "If the last few decades prove anything about America’s strategy in fighting Islamic terrorism, it’s that no matter what the other side throws our way, America will respond in the most counterintuitive and self-destructive manner imaginable."
2010-02-22 Georgia –US Discussing Supply Route to Afghanistan by Lizaveta Zhahanina, The Georgian Times
2010-02-11 A Real 'Winning' Strategy in Afghanistan by Josef Storm The Afghanistan and Pakistan Regional Stabilization Strategy put out by the State Department "betrays both countries’ citizens, and us Americans."
2010-02-04 The Expanding US War in Pakistan by Jeremy Scahill, The Nation.
2010-02-01 Will the Dragon Awake? China responds to US provocations by Justin Raimondo "In poking our sword at the dragon, we take the risk it may suddenly awake." Once the dollar goes to zero, and the U.S. government becomes so hard up it has to sell off naval assets to pay its bill, and can no longer afford to support its military forces in the Middle East, this might be the time when dragon triggers a war and completes the Stalingrad II trap.
2010-01-22 Gen. Petraeus: Afghan War Will Take Longer Than Iraq CENTCOM Commander Hasn't Heard Any Talk of a Timetable by Jason Ditz, "In an in-depth interview with the Times of London gearing up for the London Conference on Afghanistan later this week, CENTCOM commander General David Petraeus again cautioned that the war was going to `get harder before it gets easier.' Likening the January 2007 surge in Iraq to President Obama’s December escalation, the general said he thought that the war in Afghanistan was going to take longer than the war in Iraq. Perhaps even more troubling over eight years after the war began, Gen. Petraeus insisted he still hasn’t heard any talk of setting a timetable for the end of the war, and said any predictions would be `premature.'” In other words, the Zionist-Dominated, Bankrupt, Neo-Jacobin, Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural, Anti-White, New Imperial Rome/New Babylon, Imperial Global Superstate That Wages Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace is determined to Stalingrad itself, and no amount of reality or sensible advice is going to change its mind.
2010-01-22 Gates: Taliban Part of ‘Political Fabric’ of Afghanistan Says Taliban Must "Help Build a 21st Century Afghanistan" by Jason Ditz. "Just days after declaring the Taliban `insidious' and a `cancer' on Afghanistan that needs to be eliminated, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates insisted that the group was part of the `political fabric' of Afghanistan that needed to be willing to take a legitimate role going forward." Let's see, one day Al Qaeda is a mortal enemy, next day it is largely a creature of Mossad-CIA. One day the Taliban is a horrendous threat, next day it can play a legitimate role. Hello? Does anybody know what they are doing?
2010-01-14 Were Afghan Children Executed By Us-Led Forces? And Why Aren't The Media Interested? David Cromwell
2010-01-15 Troops’ deployment burden unprecedented by Gregg Zoroya - USA Today
2010-01-24 Yemeni Clerics Group Warns of Jihad if US Invades Conference Warns West to Respect Sovereignty by Jason Ditz
2010-01-12 Too Many Dots, Too Many Enemies by Jon Basil Utley. "Almost six years ago I wrote “36 Ways America Is Losing the War on Terror.” It is still relevant. The article has been on page one of a Google search for "America losing war" since then."
2010-01-10 Only psychiatrists can explain Israel's behavior by Gideon Levy, Haaretz Correspondent
2010-01-09 Iraq, Gaza, Drone Strikes in Pakistan-- the Radicalization of CIA Assassin Humam al-Balawi by Juan Cole. This article illustrates an interesting point, namely how in the long run, low cunning can outwit itself, and create the enemies that one deserves. The phony enemy created by false flag agents provocateurs is now beginning to turn into the real enemy that America and Israel fear the most. In the long run, false flag operators risk blow back and unintended consequences that completely outweigh whatever short term benefits are achieved by their deceptions.
2010-01-04 Afghan 'Dirty War' Escalates by Douglas Valentine
2010-01-08 Blind in Afghanistan by Richard Dreyfuss, The Nation.
2010-01-07 Where’s the Beef, Mr. Murdoch? by Philip Giraldi "Over the past month there has been a spate of stories demonizing Iran, often based on evidence that most would regard as dubious. A December 14th article in the Times of London called "Secret document exposes Iran’s nuclear trigger" detailed how "confidential intelligence documents obtained by The Times show that Iran is working on testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb." The article was attacked by Gareth Porter and myself based on informed sources suggesting that the document the article relied on was a forgery.:
2010-01-06 Anti-semitic C-SPAN video clip with Michael Scheuer. The former CIA Bin Laden Unit chief 1996-1999 comments: "One of the big things we have not been able to discuss in the last 30 years is our policy towards Israel... Ultimately Israel as a country is of no worth to the U.S....Their association with us is a negative for the United States..."
2010-01-05 US spy effort in Afghanistan 'ignorant'- "The U.S. military's intelligence chief in Afghanistan sharply criticized the work of U.S. spy agencies there on Monday, calling them ignorant and out of touch with the Afghan people."
2010-01-04 The Permanent Crisis. Eric Margolis on America's War on Terror, MP3 at
2009-12-31 Don't Mess with Yemen by Patrick Cockburn, Independent UK. "It is extraordinary to see the US begin to make the same mistakes in Yemen as it previously made in Afghanistan and Iraq."
2009-12-24 Obama and the Permanent War Budget by William D. Hartung,
2009-12-18 "US Attacking Yemen After All: Cruise Missiles Hit Multiple Sites in Concert With Yemeni Govt," by Jason Ditz, America killed 120 people in Yemen as well.
2009-Nov-Dec Refighting the Last War: Afghanistan and the Vietnam Template (PDF) , Military Review, Thomas H. Johnson and M. Chris Mason
2009-11-19 Learning the Wrong Vietnam Lessons by Douglas Valentine
2009-09-21 Obama Losing To China & Russia In Afghanistan, by Brother Nathanael Kapner, Real Zionist News
2009-09-17 A Bad Vietnam Lesson for Afghanistan by Douglas Valentine
2009-09-14 Did Henry Kissinger Really Plan ‘An Accident’ for Bud Zumwalt? By Nicholas Thompson, Wired Danger Room. An interesting tale about how an arch Zionist and former Secretary of State very likely waged an underhanded harassment and surveillance campaign against the former Chief of Naval Operations.
2009-09-09 US Increasing Force Size in Iraq by Adding Contractors Thousands of Contractors Being Added to Cover for Troop 'Pullouts' Which Still Aren't Happening by Jason Ditz
2009-08-27 “US soldiers find themselves being terrorists in Afghanistan” interview with Jahr Jamail

RT: 27 Aug 2009, “US soldiers find themselves being terrorists in Afghanistan

2009-06-21 Episode #091 - Beware Operation Blackjack Corbett Report. " The verdict is in: Operation Blackjack was nothing more than a cruel hoax. But what does the truth movement's reaction to this hoax tell us? Are you content to sit and watch on the sidelines while events play out like games on your computer screen? Join the debate on this week's episode of The Corbett Report."
2008-09-20 MINDWARS by Gillian Norman "We have met the enemy and he is us!"
2003-08-29 "God will destroy America, says Hamid Gul (Retired Pakistan General)" Daily Times, Pakistan, August 30, 2003, by Khalid Hasan

WASHINGTON: “God will destroy the US in Iraq and Afghanistan and wherever it will try to go from there,” General Hamid Gul, identified as “strategic adviser” to the MMA, was quoted saying on Friday.

Gen Gul, known for his colourful language and what many consider “imaginative theories,” went on to declare, “The Muslim world must stand united to confront the US in its so-called war against terror which is in reality a war against Muslims. Let’s destroy America wherever its troops are trapped.” If President Pervez Musharraf concedes President George Bush’s demand to send 15,000 Pakistani peacekeeping soldiers to Iraq, it would amount to “political suicide,” according to The Washington Times.

The report alleges that jihadi organisations are once again actively recruiting in the name of ending US aggression in the two countries where US forces are battling Iraqi and Afghan terrorists. Gen Musharraf is conceding ground to the extremists now crowding the Pakistani government. Anyone who tries to crack down on extremist activities is told to stop, says the report by Arnaud de Borchgrave. According to him, “The latest example came in Balochistan where the governor, Gen Qadir Baluch, a former corps commander in Balochistan, attempted to curtail anti-US demonstrations called by the MMA. The president asked Gen Baloch to back off while Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) negotiated with the MMA. Gen Baloch flew to Islamabad to confer with Gen Musharraf. The president urged him to follow the new rules or resign, which he did.”

The Washington Times claims that the new governor, Awais Ghani, a former federal minister of labour and religious affairs, has proven to be “a pliant instrument that heeds the advice of ISI and lets the MMA (now derisively known as Musharraf-Mullahs-Army) consolidate its hold on Balochistan’s regional government. Pakistani moderates are shocked by Gen Musharraf’s appeasement of the religious extremists who are now in charge of the province under the guidance of Gen Gul and his former ISI colleagues.” Borchgrave writes that Quetta, the provincial capital, is now a “vast privileged sanctuary for former Taliban officials and their fighters.

[Ed. 2019 Note: Hamid Gul (1936-2015), former head of Pakistan's Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) --Pakistan's version of America's CIA-- gained a reputation as an "ultimate spymaster" or "godfather" for the Taliban and Mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan War (1979-1989). I also heard him give a very insightful interview on the Alex Jones Show around 2010. As I recollect, he tried to sound conciliatory and said words to the effect that he did not hate Americans per se, but disliked the neocons who have hijacked American foreign policy, and furthermore noted that good tactics will not necessarily salvage a bad strategy, and he believed America was pursuing a bad grand strategy. Paradoxically, Gen. William E. Odom (1932-2008), former director of America's National Security Agency (NSA), made a statement that had similarities to Gul's strategic assessment although Gen. Odom probably evolved his views from his own sources completely independent of Gul. He concluded his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, 18 January 2007, by stating that America's invasion and occupation of Iraq had created a longterm "war that is turning out to be the greatest strategic disaster in our history."

As an additional note, in his book False Flags (2013) Michael Collins Piper noted on page 212:

Gul acknowledged his own hostility to former President George H. W. Bush, pointing out that when Bush became president he issued an order to "clip the wings" of Pakistani intelligence (of which Gul was then director general) which had been coordinating the entire anti-Soviet effort in Afghanistan.  Gul also said that he was blocked for promotion because of pressure by the U.S.  Until then, he says, "We were all pro-American. But then America left us in the lurch and everything went to pieces, including Afghanistan."

According to Gul [in an interview with Arnaud de Borchgrave about 9-11], it was U.S. policy, after the collapse of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, that led to the rise of the Taliban which was then being targeted for destruction by the "Dubya" Bush administration:

The U.S. pushed for a broad-based Afghan government of seven factions and then waved goodbye. Even in the best of democracies, a broad-based coalition does not work. So we quickly had seven jokers in Kabul interested only in one thing, jockeying for power. The gunplay quickly followed, which led to the creation of Taliban, the students of the original Mujahideen, who decided to put an end to it.

Other Notes:
2010-09-09 John de Nugent (described in Chapter 34) stated to this author that he believes that "V for Vendetta" and "The Matrix" have elements of false flag -related "controlled opposition," predictive programming, limited hangout, and "twist-speak" embedded within them. They take themes that reflect important aspects of reality that most white Americans probably feel on a subconscious level and then twist them so that Americans will channel their rebellious sentiments in ways that are not too threatening towards the pro-Zionist, multi-racial, multi-cultural, New World Order, globalist agenda.

The Matrix (according to Wikipedia) "depicts a future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality created by sentient machines to pacify and subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source..." Sounds like Jewish-controlled national media to John de Nugent, except rather whites recapturing their identity and self-determination from Jewish hegemony through resurgent white nationalism (the normal social and political process), the movie portrays whites finding leadership throughMorpheus, played by a black actor, and liberation in a computer program called "Zion," when in fact in the real world it is "Zionists" who are most responsible for mentally enslaving whites in the first place through Jewish-controlled Hollywood.
In V for Vendetta "Britain is ruled by Norsefire, a totalitarian government. Evey Hammond, a young woman who works at a TV station, is rescued from an attempted rape by members of the secret police by a Guy Fawkes-masked vigilante known as `V'. He leads her to a rooftop to watch his destruction of the Old Bailey. Norsefire publicly explains the incident as a planned demolition, but V shows up the lie by taking over a state-run television station the next day. He broadcasts a message urging the people of Britain to rise against the oppressive government on 5 November, (in exactly one year's time) by meeting him outside the Houses of Parliament. Evey then helps V to escape the TV station, but is accidentally knocked out in the process..."
There are some twists here. For starters, as I explain in my "Iceland Gets `ENRONed'" series, the Nordic peoples are historically more closely associated with libertarianism rather than totalitarianism, therefore the linkage of "Norse" in "Norsefire" to totalitarianism is misleading. Also, the fact that the main protagonist turns out to be a homosexual in the end is designed to turn off straight white male conservatives. The movie also creates the impression that various forms of protest gimmickry can effectively challenge the deep financial, media, economic, intelligence operations (Mossad-CIA) and sociological (Zionist) power of the New World Order, when in fact historically it takes -- at a minimum -- a combination of deep ideological commitment, broad-based ethnic rootedness (see my answer to question 13 "Does ethnic solidarity matter in the defense of liberty?" of my "Have You Been Brainwashed?" Quiz), and substantial logistical support (please note how American Revolutionaries had to go to France for support) in order to run an effective resistance movement.
An important characteristic of the creation of "controlled opposition" is that it provides just enough truth to pique people's interest and sustain interest, but not so much truth that people connect all the dots and become effective opposition.
Once "controlled opposition" movements achieve a certain size and scope, their handlers will often try to have members within the movement create an uproar that not only causes the movement to self-destruct, but also damages or destroys the reputations of as many genuine and effective activists as possible. These movies provide a variation on this theme by inserting "twist" elements that confuse effective resistance towards the "New World Order" gang profiled in Chapter 5, and the Orwellian, Zionist-dominated, neo-Jacobin, Multi-Racial, Multi-Cultural, Welfare-Warfare Global Superstate that Wages Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace described in Chapter 6.



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