Once again, the folks at Russian Television, RT TV, have done the reporting and analysis on the Iran-Drone "shoot down" that See No News, See BS, and Faux News in this country are failing to do:

Debka: Whoever hacked the drone, hacked the CIA

From where I sit, the central paragraphs in this important article are these:

"Ongoing reports from RT have revealed that Iranian intelligence officer claimed in recent days that the recovery of America’s RQ-170 Sentinel stealth drone on December 4 was not due to an equipment malfunction, as US authorities say happened with another craft last days later, but rather the handiwork of Iranian engineers.

"As RT reported yesterday, overseas officials speaking on condition of anonymity say that they were able to crack the computers of the drone to hijack the craft and lead it to a safe landing after it caught the drone creeping over from a mission in Afghanistan. Now military sources speaking to Israel-based news outlet Debka insist that Iranian officials made their way into the drone commander centers at CIA headquarters outside of Washington in Langley, Virginia. Debka has close connections with the Israel intelligence community and in the past has been known for correctly reporting on issues of importance to the American intelligence community before US outlets.

"According to the report, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s insisting to Fox News this week that the Pentagon will 'absolutely' continue drone missions over Iran was a falsity, as those inside the DoD have actually suspended those stealth missions out of Afghanistan as American authorities fear that a second craft will be apprehended as well by Iran.

"Less than two weeks after Tehran intercepted the Sentinel, another US-manned drone crash-landed at an American base in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles."

Let's look at the implications.

(1) If it is true that Iran hacked into the Sentinel's operating system, then it seems to me that Iran would have had to have "help," and here is where the possibilities become rather intriguing. Most obviously, at the head of the list, we would have to assume that Russia and/or China offered this 'help' in return for access to the drone and its technology, which we may be assured that Iran will only too willingly give them. But, as I mentioned on the Jeff Rense show on Dec. 28, it is possible that this help may have come from within the US military-industrial-intelligence complex itself, from a faction that may be disgusted with the war rhetoric and scenarios being advanced in some western political circles against that nation. In support of this, there are increasing internet rumors that officers of the US military are increasingly alarmed at the direction things are taking, and we already know of soldiers expressing dismay with the "war on terror."

(2) The RT TV article also states that, in spite of Secretary Panetta's assurances that drone missions would continue, RT is flatly contradicting the Secretary by maintaining that the missions have been suspended, presumably as the Pentagon and intelligence services of the USA track down the breach and render it inoperable. They follow this up by noting that another drone crashed at a US base in the Indian Ocean.

Now, put this into the context of those 69 Patriot missiles that were apprehended in Finland, ostensibly bound for China. We have, again, a technology transfer, the question is, who, and why? On Rense's show, he mentioned the possibility of Israel as either the origin of this transfer, and I mentioned the possibility that it could be a cut-out. The why here is as important as the who, and again we are left, in my view, with two general possibilities: (a) the Powers That Be are trying to beef up the technological capabilities of China in an effort to create a new Cold War, or (b) the same rogue elements are deliberately giving technology to balance the playing field and upset the war timetable that seems to be in play.

If the latter, it wouldn't be the first time that such rogue elements have acted on their own. Indeed, as I outlined in LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 flight over Sverdlovsk appears to have been deliberately sabotaged by a rogue element in an effort to sabotage the Eisenhower-Khrushchev summit, which, of course, was duly canceled by the incensed Soviet Premier.

My point is, the "bad guys" did it back then, but who's to say there may not be  a rogue element of "good guys"?  That may be pie in the sky, but either way, if RT TV is correct about its statements concerning the Sentinel drone, and if this did not originate within that rogue element, then it means the American defense establishment is badly compromised, and no major military action could conceivably be contemplated with compromised systems.


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Charlie Primero on January 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    This entire “Drones in Iran” saga reeks of bullcrap.

    Drone are designed with the assumption that they WILL be lost. They don’t contain advanced technology.
    Highly motivated hackers cannot break the common SSL encryption between Firefox and my credit union, but we are expected to believe Iranians can hijack a data link with military grade hardware level encryption and use it to gently land an aircraft.
    Ground-to-air missiles costing less than $90,000 can bring down a drone anytime Iran wants. Yet we are supposed to believe these drone are a grave threat to them.

    The silliness of this whole affair indicates it is a psyop. I suspect part of the purpose was to generate support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) by ‘demonstrating’ how ‘vulnerable’ our national data systems are against Stuxnet-like viri. “If the USAF is at risk, so are we!!!. Save us Big Daddy!” That bill was introduced in October.

    • Mark Anthony on January 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

      Interesting point of view…it makes sense.

  2. NoGreyAliens on January 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    The challenge in this incident is figuring out exactly who all was pushing for a bombing campaign to destroy the drone from within the White House. Whoever it was and we can all guess. The rumor is that they was smacked down by Brziiiszinski. That is just a rumor though. But he does have a history of saying NO to certain parties.

    Basically everyone agrees the drone had to be brought down under intelligent control. But we don’t know for sure it if was Iran and someone like China has helped them. Or IF someone else brought the drone down and gave it to Iran. Say like the Zionist side of the equation. They hack and bring down a drone. Then walk in and try to convince Obama and Co. (emphasis on Co.) to bomb the drone. At the same time Agent Provocateurs within Iran (yeah they are there) immediately tells them the Americans are going to start bombing……voila…..WW3. Now who would try all that?

    There are two dominate theories. And if the Iranians did not bring the drone down. Just find out who was pushing for bombings right after the drone went down.

    By the way, Dr Farrell, I got an interesting rumor for you. There is one side of the equation that wants a cold war and one side that wants a hot war. The fools have come to an agreement that they will have cold war. BUT that they will have a flash point that kicks it off to drive up Oil Prices (those petrodollars). You know a gold ole flash point that ends up with Iran and Israel is some Cowboy standoff that starts the New Cold War. If this rumor is true I would look for “flashpoint” to get out of hand…..and turn this stupid adventure into a colossally stupid adventure that rolls out of control. ( I stress again this is just a rumor).

  3. romanmel on January 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    You touch on an important point Dr Farrell, when you say, “…who’s to say there may not be a rogue element of “good guys”?

    I do believe we have quite a few true patriots at high levels in the US government and the military who are working to thwart those who would otherwise destroy what is left of our freedoms. May God bless their efforts is my prayer.

    • paul degagne on January 2, 2012 at 6:18 am

      Rogue elements of ‘GOOD GUYS.”

      I don’t know if I would call them PATRIOTS?


      Maybe somebody up in those heights still has some SANITY and REASON left?


      Remember way back when they CHRISTENED a nuclear/missle submarine the CORPIS CRISTO (BODY OF CHRIST)

      There was much OBJECTIONS TO THAT ONE?

      CALLING A BOMB that can wretch DEATH AND DESTRUCTION on hundreds of thousands….?

      (I don’t know if it is true but I think the slander/satire is funny anyway = they use to say the the CHAPLIN’S over in VIET NAM used to KISS AND BLESS the BLOMBS just before they were loaded onto the planes!)


  4. Jon Norris on January 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    The drone problems are not surprising, especially in light of the articles on malware problems in the Nevada control centers which surfaced several weeks before the drone was captured. Such problems in a high security area would almost certainly point to insider abilities for the perpetrators, unless it was pure serendipity for those taking the code.

    The question is, was the earlier malware incident indicative of the theft of vital control data, or was it a warning from an internal “white hat” faction in the US to try and pressure the Bad Guys into backing down? When they didn’t back down, the white hats took it one step further and proved their point by allowing the drone to be taken.

    As to who really runs the white hat faction, if there is one, we need only remember the scramble to reign in Nazi Germany when they took the ball and ran away from the Bankster fold in WW2. Near certain defeat for Britain was turned around by involving the US more directly, and by getting leaked technology into Allied hands. The Banksters love smooth operations above all, and balancing both sides to prolong or alter a conflict is one of their basic tactics.

    Also, given an unpopular, wasteful, and unnecessary war and a failing economy, there will be plenty of recruits for such a white hat element, particularly if approached on a patriotic note. Add that to the already considerable monetary incentive involved in the whole scenario, and you have quite a mix for intrigue and multi-layered plots.

    The problem with using religious fanatics as key players in such games, is that you can never be sure when they will suddenly have an ethical epiphany and make radical changes in loyalty to “get right with God.” Such a mix can easily blow up in one’s face, as that very fanaticism one was pointing toward one’s enemies suddenly comes around and attacks one from behind. The bigger the lies you have told them, the greater the chance for such very serious blowback.

    This is another reason why metaphysical approaches to the world situation are the most powerful. If the power of prayer/meditation/projection can turn even a few key people back to the Light, then the whole house of cards can come tumbling down. I think of it as the “Scrooge” effect. I think Dickens understood the situation well.

  5. HAL838 on January 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Fundamentalist Muslims are no more stupid than
    [or violent for that matter] than Fundamentalist
    Christians who kill real live people for aborting
    a blastocist ot believing in Creationism by a god
    that seems to like to deceive (and worse.)

    There is NO al Qaeda, NOW or EVER !
    Those of US with wide open eyes tend to call IT
    the CIAduh whose real business is as the assassins
    and general around-the-world BIG troublemakers.

    Maybe that’s why THEY (CIA) never know ANYTHING
    about spying and intelligence.
    They know what they need to use and do as a cover.
    Truman called it HIS biggest blunder because it
    straightaway got out of anyone’s (in government)
    hands and control.

    Kennedy was going to rip “it into a million pieces ”
    for lying abut the Bay of Pigs to him. and being an entity
    unto itself.

    J J Angleton said something to the effect that (I can quote partly)
    if “the public ever knew what we really do, we would all get hung.”

    The west anglo saxons took EVERYTHING FROM THEM [the Muslims] !
    Their alphabet, their science, and finally their land !
    These people are NOT stupid !
    No more than any other so-called religion; that are ALL stupid.
    “God” is a Living, Intelligent, Self-Aware Universe and NOT a CHURCH !

    • HAL838 on January 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

      KGB [always] =CIA, even to spying on their own
      and US(A) which was against their ‘mandate’
      and supposed purpose.
      They always did it anyway, and still do.

      The CIA is also the official assassins of their own
      and the ‘other’ 15 so-called Intelligence groups
      and not for being traitors, but for wanting to be
      whistleblower ‘good-guys.’

      Jerry was an NSA rookie (I KNEW !) who was
      shot in the head by a CIA ‘case officer’
      while watching TV (a dead giveaway for ‘friendy fire’)
      because he [Jerry] wanted to blow a few whistles.

      How *u*ke* up everything REALLY is, you just don’t know !!!!!

      • HAL838 on January 2, 2012 at 6:19 am

        One of the things I often remind a few of my friends
        is that, “You just don’t know how evil, evil can be!”
        We don’t need a devil [of the evil] either.

        The collective forms a perfect ‘persona.’

  6. Robert Barricklow on January 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Also there is this (go approx 7:00 clicks in & listen)
    The patriotic military good guys throwing a monkey wrench in tyranny’s way
    There is definitely alot going on below the radar.


  7. Charles Frith on January 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Nothing would please me more if there are more signs of internal resistance to the perpetual war central banking model pursued by DC psychos.

    • paul degagne on January 2, 2012 at 6:28 am


      Ten thousand insignificant OCCUPUPPY-nobodies LOITERING or marching in protests amounts to practically NOTHING,


      ONE treachuous SOMEBODY



      Now that is something worth waiting for?

      (I better watch out for Big Brother is always watching us. He may RE-CLASSIFY little-old-me from A CRANK to something that starts with a capital S. (you never know for they have all OUR NUMBERS, ha, ha!)

  8. Thomas Marz on January 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

    When will all this go away?

    And how?

    • HAL838 on January 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Hang in there.
      I am…hanging…in.

  9. HAL838 on January 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Sure, why not?

    Did everyone think that while the (in)famous and now
    sole, loner super-duper-super POWER was going to dangle the
    perpetual Sword of Damocles over Iran, that they were just gonna
    role over under it and get confortable there?

    Who needs super-duper-super boom-booms to ‘win’ a war
    [that isn’t] when other, better, more population and bystander
    friendly technology will do?

    THEY are NOT stupid !
    The shadow overlords of the now defunct & former USA are!
    THEY are also very, very distracted;
    running in every direction, eventually all winding up in the same place !

    YES !
    [punch the air]

    Now that’s a wink
    Not a blink 🙂

  10. Christian de Coninck Lucas on January 1, 2012 at 7:57 am

    So the Iranians did it? To gain what? They would say that wouldn’t they…especially if the hack originated with rogue elements of US Intel or Mossad. Personally, I don’t think the Russians or Chinese are involved, but if they are you can be sure the hack itself was a cutout operation, most likely by private American pros looking to sell secrets.

    • HAL838 on January 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

      Yes, WE are the smartest, biggest, goodest etc., and so on,
      DUMMIES in the world.

      That’s why only those of US with our eyes WIDE open
      know what the heck is really going on !

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