This story was shared by Mr. S.D., and given its intrinsic interest in the aftermath of the Secret Space Program conference, not to mention its implications in the current geopolitical atmosphere, it's worth drawing attention to this one:

NASA and French Space Agency Sign Agreement for Mars Mission

Now, before we turn to a consideration of the article itself, let's consider the geopolitical atmosphere. France's largest bank, and indeed one of the world's largest, BNP-Paribas, has recently been stiffly sanctioned by the USA for its role in continuing the transfer of French-built aircraft carriers to the Russian navy. France, one of the world's largest armaments exporters, has politely but firmly dodged a significant aspect of western sanctions against Russia for its "role" in the Ukrainian fiasco and its intervention in the Crimea, a signal, perhaps, that the European powers - not to mention the general population in Europe - are cynical toward the cover stories being put out, and that they ultimately know that this was a USA-created and driven crisis.

Which brings up the subject of Franco-American space cooperation, and what it might portend in such a context. Ponder, for a moment, some statements from the article:

"NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), signed an implementing agreement Monday for cooperation on a future NASA Mars lander called the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) mission.

"'This new agreement strengthens the partnership between NASA and CNES in planetary science research, and builds on more than 20 years of cooperation with CNES on Mars exploration,' said Bolden. 'The research generated by this collaborative mission will give our agencies more information about the early formation of Mars, which will help us understand more about how Earth evolved.'"

I suspect that behind the usual blather about "understanding more about how the Earth evolved," there lies a much different agenda. After all, Mars is Mars, and the Earth is the Earth. But it "sounds nice" and "scientific."

What interests here is the reference to using "seismic" equipment to explore the interior of Mars. One suspects that this might include radar tomography capabilities as well. Those following the Mars anomalies story will recall in this connection the strange indications of "tubes" and rectilinear features suggested beneath the surface of Mars in some Soviet era and American photographs of the red planet. And some will recall G. Neukum's release of some very intriguing ESA photographs of Mars' surface which are ...well... "suggestive." Neukum in most cases does not comment on these photos.

So seismic studies of Mars could just as easily be a convenient cover story to look, not so much at the structure of Mars, but at potential structures beneath its surface. By involving elements of the European space community in bi-lateral agreements for joint probes to Mars, an inevitable component of such agreements will be security agreements involving any potential "anomalous" information.

In short, what might really be happening here is that NASA is seeking to extend the American classification system internationally, under the guise of such joint missions.

Look for more of them.

But remember, the fly in the space ointment right now is China.

See you on the flip side...

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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. gkb623 on July 10, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    i think those anomalous findings are meant to be “seen” by those who have eyes that can discern what’s really being shown. there are some photographs released by JPL that are kind of obvious to those who are somehow in the know. maybe it’s from the “roosters” -R.C.H.. you can’t just drop a huge bomb by showing the structures and flat-out say they’re artificial. it has to be done strategically, maybe it would take a few more generations, if not in our time. who knows? as for the national space programs, one can only guess as to what their intentions are and how they’re going to use such discoveries & info.

  2. DownunderET on July 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    More nonsense from NASA, and now the Frogees want to join the party. Well that’s just great, I hope they park their rover in Cydonia, take a quiet walk around the face on Mars, jog over to the D & M pyramid and then have lunch at the Fortress.

    The NASA public relations department strikes again!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Daryl Davis on July 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Undoubtedly, a great majority of Americans believe at this point that NASA has long since abandoned even the pretense of relevancy. So it’s not exactly to France’s credit that they would commit to such a Potemkin Mars mission. Perhaps this boondoggle represents yet another stipulation of their recently imposed fine?

    And would this french fried endeavor be an indication that France harbors no secret space program of her own? Are they thus flattered by the American overture — so much so that they would forsake Russia, and by extension BRICSA? (“Ignore that Russian Tesla tower, France, stop selling them your war vessels, and we’ll take you on a ride to the red planet!”)

    I don’t find it credible that the American PsTB haven’t yet covertly explored Mars, including all of the tubes and the pyramids. In a number of ways a secret mission such as this would present less of a logistical challenge than covertly exploring the area under or inside of the Sphinx, for example — so remote and isolated is the target.

    The only conceivable reason why they would not have long since succeeded in a full exploration of Mars would be an alien-imposed exploratory ban. Does a threshold exist beyond which even the PsTB are impeded from expansion into outer space? If aliens were entirely unconcerned about our planetary ambitions and our growing capabilities, they would never have presented themselves, let alone interfered — e.g. switching off nuclear missiles in their silos — in the first place.

    And if this spaceball enterprise were intended as the theatrical staging for an epic covert revelation, why observe such a strangely protracted timetable? Why not come out with the wonderful news of ancient Mars artifacts today? Might even the PsTB be observing a timetable not of their own making — one instead prophesied, preordained or otherwise “outworldly” imposed?

  4. DanaThomas on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 am

    The reference to “seismic waves travelling through the interior of Mars”: somebody “out there” might have objections to NASA-induced quakes…

  5. WalkingDead on July 10, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I’ve often wondered if the Phobos probes actually failed…

    • DanaThomas on July 10, 2014 at 11:31 am

      Me too!

  6. marcos toledo on July 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Besides China Russia and India are missing from this Mars Mission partnership. As I reported before on this website the Indian Mars Probe is due to reach that planet about mid September. Barring a convenient equipment failure what cats could that probe let out of the bag so to say.

  7. WalkingDead on July 10, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I’m sure they will be forthcoming on any anomalous structures or artifacts discovered…..NOT…
    One just has to wonder why they avoid the area the “face” and “pyramids” are located like the plague. You might consider this to be one of the areas of most interest considering. Same with areas the “appear” to hold vegetation, or the areas with the “tubes”. Wouldn’t our money be better spent investigating these types of areas rather than barren wastelands filled with sand and rocks. The poles appear to hold water ice, why not verify that fact with our probes.
    The rovers are nothing more than smoke and mirror wastes of a mission, money, and time spent by scientists that could be better spent on actual scientific investigation of very well known anomalies. Just exactly what are they so afraid of that they avoid these areas…
    Richard Hoagland has done some very good analysis of these areas from what little published data is available.
    The glowing crater on the moon is another area we should have long ago investigated. It’s been observed for centuries turning on and off. Would really like to find out why as would many others, yet we haven’t even mentioned visiting it with any missions…
    Why exactly do we fail in so many ways and waste so much money, time, and effort on useless “science”; none of which can give us any information about this planet. We live here, do the science here. Use the missions for some real fact finding, real science, real exploration; answer the real questions about what’s on other planets.
    The people in charge of these things need to seriously grow a brain and get with the program…
    Or are these missions just cheap distractions for the masses while the real science is being done out of sight…
    Inquiring minds want to know.

  8. Robert Barricklow on July 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This exclusion of the public in all spheres of important information regarding mankind is sickening. That there is, at the same time, a full-spectrum-dominance war going on to privatize the living bejesus out of anything & everything considered public is disheartening to say the least. Information warfare against the publics’ interest is taking place on a multiple front of platforms, that are growing exponentially.
    For me the sleeping Dragon id The Public.
    Beware The Dragon When She Awakens.

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