A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the Inslaw Affair and the mysterious death of Gus Weiss and a little known espionage episode called the Farewell Dossier:



Recently I finished reading a fascinating fascinating book on The Farewell Dossier by Sergei Kostin and Eric Raynaud, documenting this little-known triumph of French counter-intelligence running one of the most successful moles in intelligence history, Col. Vladimir Ippolitovich Vetrov, inside the KGB during the early years of the administration of Ronald Reagan and the government of French President Francois Mitterand. The book, Farewell: the Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century, reads like a Robert Ludlum or John Le Carre espionage thriller, save for the fact that it is all true.

Vetrov, a disenchanted KGB officer disillusioned with the failures of the Soviet system as a whole, and with what he perceived as KGB dysfunctionality in particular, approached French counter-intelligence with the offer to give them extremely sensitive KGB information, including files documenting the devastating extent of Soviet industrial-technological espionage within the West, espionage that essentially provided the Soviet Union with the technology it needed to maintain technological parity with the West which it could not otherwise have done on its own.French counter-intelligence, which had no experience or even human agents within the Soviet Union, readily appreciated the plum that had fallen into its lap, and counter-intelligence chief Marcel Chalet quickly agreed to run the mole, to whom he assigned the codename "Farewell".

As the book makes clear, Mitterand requested a private meeting with Reagan, and shared the good news, and eventually the French cache of information Vetrov was supplying was shared with American intelligence and the Pentagon. At this point, one of Reagan's key advisers, Gus Weiss, conceived the idea to use the KGB's own "shopping list" for advanced computer programs against it, and thus software intended to monitor and regulate a key gas pipeline was infected with a virus. At first, the software worked perfectly, but later the virus was activated, which led to a 3 kiloton explosion in the pipeline.(Farewell, The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century, p. 283). Of course, the implication here is that this was not the only infected software that was either sold to the Soviet Union, or which the West allowed to be "stolen" by the KGB. The book even strongly suggests that the whole Red Mercury scare of the 1990s may have begun as a CIA deception connected with the Farewell dossier (pp. 286-287).

What this whole story implies is something deep and profound, for it is a story of doctored software that was being done at precisely the same time that similar allegations surfaced surrounding Inslaw Corporation's database management software, PROMIS, so to my mind, there is a high probability that the Farewell matter and the Inslaw matter are deeply connected.

But there is an even deeper implication and I hope it's apparent: such sophisticated software management programs with backdoors and viruses brought down an entire system - Soviet Communism - without firing a single shot, and that software is/was in the hands of the US government and its various intelligence agencies. Now imagine similar such software - in the control of these government agencies and possibly any "rogue group" or faction within them - being installed in, say, banks like Chase Manhattan, the Bank of International Settlements, or - just for kicks - the Rothschild Nemrod Fund, or the Bank of Crooks and meant, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Nugan Hand, Barings (names I'm sure some of you will recognize), or the Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, Credite Suisse, or the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Transer (SWIFT) and you get the idea...

.... maybe, just maybe, the banksters aren't in as much control as they'd like to think? Maybe it's more of a two-way street between the government and the high financial elite than the banksters would have us believe?


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. Christian de Coninck Lucas on February 6, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Well, if such software made it into the BIS, or the Rothschild system, then at the very least there must have been perpetual war behind the scenes between some good, decent people intelligence and these “other” entities which seem to span banking, “black” intelligence units, the drug trade and the high tech sector.

    Interesting, I hope you find more 🙂 I find this Farewell affair very interesting.

    PS. I als heard from a former intelligence agent that Poppy Bush is a very nasty man. I gather he still has minions at the CIA.

  2. Charles Frith on February 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I’m with you on this one. Lately I’ve been seeing a few threads to indicate the cold war ended peacefully for reasons we never got to find out about.

  3. Charlie Primero on February 4, 2012 at 7:46 am

    James Corbett of The Corbett Report has done some great work on this subject.

    Check out:

    ” Episode 210 – Hunting the Octopus
    In Episode 209 we looked at the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro, the journalist who was about to crack the political conspiracy of the century, a plot that he called “the octopus.” This week we go in search of the octopus that Casolaro was hunting.

    Episode 209 – Requiem for the Suicided: Danny Casolaro
    Danny Casolaro was a freelance journalist who told his friends and family that he was close to cracking a story he called The Octopus, which he referred to as the political conspiracy of the century. In August of 1991 he packed his notes and headed to West Virginia to conduct some final interviews for his forthcoming book. On August 10, 1991, he was found dead in his hotel room. The death was immediately ruled a suicide. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we go in search of the story behind the story of the mysterious death of Danny Casolaro.

    Episode 102 – Know Your History: Iran-Contra
    What happened in the 80s doesn’t stay in the 80s. Iran-Contra was an historical moment that reaches forwards and backwards in time to connect some of the key political players of the past 50 years…and exposes the shadow government that has been in operation for decades. Join us this week on The Corbett Report as we replace the Orwellian con/text of history by putting Iran-Contra history in context.”

    • Robert Barricklow on February 4, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      I like James Corbett’s work as well. He is more into factual, and really doesn’t like speculation too much. Although, he’s well aware of HAARP, he jusn’t jump into it whole heartedly, maintaining some reservations, until the science is in.
      He’s onto golgal warming shenanigans, drug cartels, financial manipulations, Bp oil, and of course, Fukushima.
      And much, much more.

  4. marcos anthony toledo on February 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    So Red Mercury was a CIA scam what else did they fabricate to fool everybody. I will be on the lookout for that book thanks for the recomendation.

  5. Gary on February 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    “the Rothschild Nemrod Fund” Wow sounds a lot like Nimrod.

  6. Marshallgeese on February 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Any updates on the missing Russian scientists at the South pole, who were feet away from reaching Lake Vostock 13,000 below the ice cap when contact was lost 6 days ago?

  7. James on February 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Interesting, I’ve read The Illuminati by Larry Burkett and one of the main themes of the book is that a highly skilled computer programmer devises for the government, a system called DATA NET that runs the entire banking systems of the US and eventually Europe as well, making a cashless society. I doubt anything like this could be implemented with so many people in the know about the “Elites” and their agendas. It is still interesting to see aspects of fiction becoming reality to a degree though (or was the “fiction” inspired by real events?), ensuring us that we should take nothing for granted and keep our eyes and ears open, for things are always going on that we aren’t even aware of.

    This story of Farewell has gleaned a bit of hope for me, for I know that whatever happens, so long as their are sound, morale people in the world, no matter how powerful these “Elites” may seem, they can be thwarted simply by someone CHOOSING to do the RIGHT thing.

    • Robert Barricklow on February 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      A fiction book that speaks of this theme in a story of stealing from the banks by the nazi party is: The Eye of the Abyss(Frank Schmidt, 1) by Marshall Browne

      • James on February 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm

        Added to my “to read” list after reading (and maybe rereading) all of Dr. Farrell’s works.

  8. Meritt Conley on February 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Well, cover is cover. The usual goal is to create a vacuum that can be filled with whatever the insiders wish to fill it with. A terrorist attack on these financial institutions preempts a run on banks and set the perfect stage for a new “cyber verified” credit system for the elite to roll in. Money is trust, plain and simple. You trade your time and effort for money and trust the issuing institution in their claim that it is worth something. Giving even more control to this shadowy elite to take the money completely out of your hand and make it database-driven gives them even more control to do what they wish, funneling the people’s time and effort more effectively toward whatever end they want. Thus, you get a system of complete slavery, handing over control of the world’s manpower (if it is a global system) to those with the right of first usage of the issuance of that currency.

    • Robert Barricklow on February 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      Their …Wet Dream.

  9. Father Krespi on February 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

    I was at a party several weeks ago and a gentleman told me his son worked at a drone command center in Texas. His son told him that recently the command center had been hacked and all the drones had to be grounded.

    Of course, the greatest spy of the 20th century would be Martin Borman. That’s the book I would like to write. Unfortunately, I got my hands full with all the children’s books I have been commissioned to write for Homeland Security:

    “The Grumpy Gorilla And The Suspicious Veteran”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla And The Suspicious Arab”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla And The Suspicious Shopkeeper”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Spies on His Neighbor”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Spies on His Parents”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Spies on HIs Teacher”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Spies on The Farmer’s Market”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Visits the Holocaust Museum”
    “THe Grumpy Gorilla And The Brave Israeli Soldier”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Visits The Federal Reserve”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla And The Friendly TSA Agent”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla And The Friendly Banker”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Gets Better With Vaccines”
    “The Grumpy Gorilla Prepares For Total War”

  10. Юрий on February 3, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Советский Союз рухнул конечно-же не из-за програмного вируса, все гораздо сложнее. Об установлении компьюторного контроля твердят со времен появления компьюторов. Современные компьюторные системы и програмное обеспечение позволяют многое, но я думаю пока еще не все. Но кто-то явно к этому стремится. Важно только понимать, что это обоюдоострое оружие и ударить им может любой.

    • Charlie Primero on February 4, 2012 at 7:50 am

      We can use it against THEM.

      • HAL838 on February 7, 2012 at 8:24 am

        The Giant Ants?
        I’m sure you don’t remember that scifi,
        one of many that came out after the first
        atom boom-booms were tested.
        Ah, that was the day !

  11. Robert Barricklow on February 3, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Or maybe, there one in the same:
    Intelligence Elite/Financial Elites,
    right hand/left hand.
    A Boris Karloff nightmare/Hand($).

    • HAL838 on February 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Of course.
      Poppy Bush still commands the real criminal side of
      the Criminals In Action (CIA.)
      and is on the Committee of 300.

      A former MI5 agent calls him the most “vile” person alive
      and I can vouche for that.

      • Nidster - on February 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

        I just heard a Collective sigh of relief heaved by the likes of George Soros and the rest of the ungodly creatures who slither through the Earth.

        • HAL838 on February 4, 2012 at 6:49 am

          Be careful there, our ancestors worshipped the serpent.
          Emulation is the best form of flattery.

          • HAL838 on February 4, 2012 at 6:51 am

            Besides, “Poppy” Bush is the only one
            I can personally vouch for.

  12. Nidster - on February 3, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Perhaps it is not just a 2-way street any longer but more like a 3 (or more) dimensional spider’s ‘web’. Software designers have very imaginative minds. Some work for within the system, some work outside the system and there are others who work against the system.

    Reminds me of the idea the good doctor picked up on many years ago, deception always leads to destruction. Oh my, what a tangled web we weave when we first set out to deceive.

  13. HAL838 on February 3, 2012 at 7:03 am

    I’m looking forward to the book I have ordered
    called, “The Last Circle,” which also gets into
    a lot of this.
    I’m going to see what “Farewell” is more about.

    Regards to Dr de Hart.
    Hang in there guys for the “flip side” of a strange
    theme park-like ride.

    Just……………….hang on.

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