F. William Engdahl, one of Joseph's favorite researchers, has a new analysis of the geopolitics of the Middle East. Listen to his fascinating analysis, and Joseph's response:

Washington's Machiavellian Game in Syria

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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. 8thdegreeofj on February 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm


    Award-winning Iran-Contra journalist Robert Parry has been told by a source close to Vladimir Putin that Russia has threatened Turkey with the use of tactical nuclear weapons if it launches a joint invasion of Syria with Saudi Arabia.

    “If Turkey (with hundreds of thousands of troops massed near the Syrian border) and Saudi Arabia (with its sophisticated air force) follow through on threats and intervene militarily to save their rebel clients, who include Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, from a powerful Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, then Russia will have to decide what to do to protect its 20,000 or so military personnel inside Syria,” writes Parry.

    “A source close to Russian President Vladimir Putin told me that the Russians have warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Moscow is prepared to use tactical nuclear weapons if necessary to save their troops in the face of a Turkish-Saudi onslaught. Since Turkey is a member of NATO, any such conflict could quickly escalate into a full-scale nuclear confrontation.”

    • Robert Barricklow on February 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      No doubt the puppet masters from some safe haven; perhaps an insane madness that believe their bluff cannot be called, and/or some dark hole inside some survivable bunkers, and/or some off-world tax havens in-the-skies…
      Meanwhile back in/on the real world, what’s a inmate of the asylum to do? on such a ship of fools/, titanic bound?

    • Robert Barricklow on February 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      my reply to your comment was cast under structural adjustment protocols.

  2. Dasavin on February 22, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Our best analysis will come up short as long as we omit the factor we know the least about, but know it exists: the build out in space that has cost humanity, especially America, many trillions of dollars stolen, lost or misappropriated since the 1950s. While the most powerful military here on earth possesses yet to be disclosed weapons capable of disintegrating Twin Towers and delivering clean, small to medium nuclear strikes from satellites (as in the mysterious China explosions), other nations are achieving some kind of parity by developing technologies to shutdown or neutralize US power. Add to this the ability of Mr. Global? to use the weather and earth changes to destroy millions of lives and ruin entire economies, and the picture expands considerably beyond the visible moves and counter moves focused on so far. The US has developed spaceships 1600 feet long and someone, Mr. Global again?, has been traveling interstellarly and doing business with ETs, mining moons, asteroids and planets since the 1960s. Are not these people the ones who will decide the fate of this Earth? Are these “oligarchs” not extensions of the infamous 13 families we keep trying to identify? (I believe they have already been named). Would they ever allow such an extension of immense power into the solar system and beyond outside of their control? What does it matter who rises in the East to challenge the decadent West when the “plan” ultimately is dictated by the powers who rule in space? And, to add to the confusion, what off world “visitors” may be involved and influencing our future, for good or ill? Until we address these factors boldly, our efforts to determine who is “on the menu” seem to amount to missing what is behind the curtain by focusing on the opening act. Then, too, there is the perplexing issue of inter-family rivalries and their blood code that requires payment in death when one camp is harmed by another. And yet they also combine forces when necessary to advance the great plan. The mafia template is relevant here. IMHO, our work may not be in constantly trying to deconstruct “who” is doing this to us or all the moves and counter moves that come to our attention. This only drags us mentally, emotionally and spiritually into the quagmire of fear and loathing where they rule. Meeting their force with force will not overcome anything, but will only feed into it. Each of us creates his/her own reality. Let this be boldly stated. Each individual can use free will to turn toward the one power the “masters” cannot overcome – love.
    These “dark ones” we study so closely are to be loved for the service they provide, for, without them, we would never know what higher choice is available to us. Our making that choice renders them impotent. They cannot use the energy of our fears if we send them love. Psychically and energetically, any dark entity – one who serves self rather than serve others – weakens the moment love is our response. Love is the great protector. It is the 4th density our planet is evolving into. Those who grasp this truth will transition into that 4th density. Those who are not ready will continue in this 3rd density of conflict until they, too, experience the insight they are destined to achieve and move on. No one is abandoned.

  3. old97polarcat on February 20, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    It seems likely, as per Engdahl, that the “power struggle” in US may be a set up. But the oligarchs have wanted a nice, bloody medium-sized proxy war for a long time now. Ukraine would have been as nice a spot for such a war as Syria. And the Oligarchs/Deep State could have rigged a false flag at any moment in the last 5 years to allow an Iraq-style invasion. I agree with everything Engdahl says, but he doesn’t explain why the earlier setups for war didn’t materialize. Sure, Putin and Lavrov are expert chess players of the long-game, but I suspect that there are higher-level players involved in a kind of deescalation that, one hopes, appears to have taken some of the Oligarch’s tools of destruction out of its toolbox. Syria has never been more than one Paris-style false-flag attack away from a full scale US invasion. So why hasn’t it happened? There is more going on here than the usual terrestrial-based Machavelian power struggles.

  4. Nathan on February 19, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    Bunch of sick satanists who want it all , the more war they create the happier they are , it won’t matter which countries get beat up , they won’t be there

    • WalkingDead on February 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      If you substitute “intelligence” everywhere you see the word “Satanic” you would probably be spot on. It’s just one of the cloaks they hide behind.

  5. WalkingDead on February 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    The endgame was spelled out long ago. You have but to read the book of Revelation to understand what is coming. In my mind, it seems to be the “plan” they are going by to bring it all about. It’s all there; the NWO, depopulation, debt slavery, the cashless society, endless war, the manifestation of absolute evil in the world, everything.
    When you finally comprehend just who these people worship as “god”, the extremely long term agenda becomes quite clear. That agenda is finally crawling out of the woodwork like a cockroach and is more “in your face” now as they accelerate that agenda toward the endgame.
    You begin to understand now just why Christ threw the money changers out of the temple. Through their fiat currency Ponzi schemes, these peoples now own most of the planet and are in the process of foreclosing on it.
    By some researchers assessments of the current situation, there are as few as eight and no more than thirteen families who will end up owning it all. The only thing left to decide is which family comes out on top. If you want to know the puppet masters names, research these assessments. These would be the “hidden hands”, the ones who own the global corporations, the politicians, the intelligence agencies, the Vatican and the governments of the world. The same ones pressing for corporate control over sovereign governments, the cashless society and the rest of humanity. The bankers and industrialists.

  6. basta on February 19, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Just read Engdahl’s analysis and I think while he is certainly right to ascribe Machiavellian motives to the US in Syria, and that the USSA is simply aching for a big juicy ME war right now so as to toss thousands of geopolitical, cultural and economic cares into the fire for their cremation, I don’t think Russia takes the cease-fire deadline as seriously as he apparently does.

    To paraphrase that honored USSA statesman — err, sorry for the unintended gender mico-aggression! I meant to write statesbeing — and keen stratitergist, “it’s just a goddammed piece of paper.” By now, the Russians are acutely aware of just who they’re dealing with and surely know that Ketchup Kerry and Cookies Nudelman are a all-too-transparent good cop/bad cop tag team right out of the WWF.

    As Engdahl rightly states, the USSA was blindsided by the Russian internvenvtion in Syria, and Obama no longer disses Russia as “just a regional power,” but now refers to them as the chief military rival of the US. Granted, he’s the last to get (or read) the memo, but this attitude should stand for the hubris and complacency that reigned in the corridors of the Pentragram and MIC until this past October.

    So then, just what IS this masterful, diabolical Plan B that Engdahl alludes to here? I’m sorry but I don’t see one, and also his article doesn’t really present one, either. If that plan is to salvage defeat by throwing erstwhile allies Turkey and KSA under the bus to wreak even more havoc and sow even more chao in the region, then yes, I guess that’s a “plan,” but only if you are a paranoid psychopath unable to reason beyond your own inner echo chamber of criminal delusion. But that plan’s been around for two decades already, actually, and it even has a name, the Yinon Plan. Go figure.

    So come on folks, let’s get real here, and stop pretending that Israel doesn’t exist and has no geopolitical infuence in the world. It’s getting ridiculous, frankly, like analysing US politics without acknoledging the deep state or the reality of 911. These sorts of articles, as another post here mentions as well, make their authors either look like disinfo agents or perhaps Engdahl has failed in the first step of the analysis he so carefully laid out in the introductory section of his essay: he is blind to one of the largest elephants in the Middle Eastern room.

  7. Robert Barricklow on February 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Haven’t got past the modulator for a few days[long posts]; so I’ll just comment that I had read the long article earlier this morning. I had like his thinkin that there is purpose behind the insanity of DC politics. The question is simply who IS pulling those insanity moves; that portend methods to madness?

    • Robert Barricklow on February 18, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Assuming that got past the modulator…
      What about the threat of the damn wiping out 500,000 souls?
      Interesting target for insanity?

      • basta on February 19, 2016 at 3:58 am

        Actually it’s pretty clear that depopulation is one of the unstated objectives of the US’s so-called foreign policy of endless wars and “interventions.” That’s why Albright had no problem with the Iraqi sanctions, for example. TIFWIW but I’ve read that Kissinger has explicitly stated this is policy in one of his myriad appearances at one of those Satanic elite conclaves. So of course this is why depleted uranium munitions will never be banned, and the USSA penchant for bombing infrastructure, water treatment plants and hospitals.

        • Robert Barricklow on February 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm

          Yes Basta, one of their supreme laws. To lay waste to the cannon fodder useless eaters. Preferably, after using them in wars, biological experiments, and other empire-building manifestations until they run themselves into the grave.
          To sacrifice the many, so that the Dogly few[d & g in wrong order/] can rule.

          • Robert Barricklow on February 19, 2016 at 5:21 pm

            / = ?

      • WalkingDead on February 19, 2016 at 5:05 pm

        Unless you log in, you may not see posts “awaiting moderation”, not sure if you will see them then unless you authored them. Therefore, if you do not log in, you may miss some of the conversation.
        Not sure what triggers this, but I sense that posts with the DR’s name and the words God, gods, etc. seem to be triggering some of it.

        • Robert Barricklow on February 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm

          Anything anti-empire.

    • basta on February 19, 2016 at 3:46 am

      Yes Robert, I too feel your pain — my longer posts are always being sucked into modulator too, and it does become tiresome and counter-productive.

      How do you “join in the conversation” if your reply falls into limbo for days and only apprears after the party is over and the crowd has moved on to the next event? You end up talking to the crickets.

      • Robert Barricklow on February 19, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        Yes Basta, we swim in the same shark invested waters. Thus, our modulator wants us to modulate our behavior; adjust to the AI intelligences to achieve the cheesy free-flow streams of consciousness. Cheesy, because to get in that stream they had to comply to the mazes parameters.
        This is the result of corporatized rules in space, outer space, inner space and cyberspace. A spatial rat-race with temporal roadblocks, checking for unwanted free-spirited individual without the proper paper$ – roaming unauthorized in Bankster-Occupied Territories.

  8. SandyBeach on February 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Good comments, above!
    Want to see a Syrian point of view on the “war” that the media & US leadership considers “undeclared?”
    this link will amaze you! They are destroying the Saudis & US backed mercenaries.The rage they feel at the US is incredible. What if the mercenaries came back to destroy their creators? If I were an alphabet agency employee, I would be very afraid. has more good info.

    I agree with JPF’s comment that Saudi A & Turkey are on the menu. But I also think the US is too. China’s sitting back, waiting for the US economy to implode. India is stuffing itself with silver and gold, while it over-takes China’s development. Neither have been well treated by Washington.

  9. Pellevoisin on February 18, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    This is one of the first times I have read Engdahl and wondered if he were engaged in deliberate disinformation for the consumption of the USA’s visible oligarchs.

    If I set aside that thought, I believe he has misread the Russian part of the equation or “trap”.

    I realise that others are discussing the unsettling case of the death of Justice Scalia, but it would be well worth it to hear your own insights into the case, Dr. Farrell. It would imply a state of open civil war just barely hidden from the view of the poorly educated people of the USA. And to my mind that is a much more important matter in the Nefarium than Mr. Engdahl’s calculations.

    • EVERMORE on February 18, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Yep, a clandestine civil war, similar to a Mafia turf war but with huge geopolitical ramifications.
      I’m thinking The Godfather Pt 1

    • DaphneO on February 19, 2016 at 1:41 am

      Not being American, I see the Scalia case as just another game played by Washington.
      Whereas I see what is really going on in the middle east as something that is quite frightening worldwide.
      Do you have a reason that concerns the rest of the world for saying you think the Scalia case is so important?
      I’m truly curious.

      • Pellevoisin on February 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        Scalia was much more than an official in the US federal government. I do not believe that his death — if assassination — was only an internal matter to the USA. Such an assassination has ‘black lodge’ and P2 Lodge written all over it from my perspective.

        The style and manner of Scalia’s death – if assassination – says “We can kill you in your sleep on holiday anywhere at any time, and no one can catch us.”

        The ones sending that message could well be nested within the USA government but their reach is international, and my own understanding tells me they are working a corporatist agenda that has more in common with the Nazi Internationale and secret society lodges like the P2 Lodge rather than that ancient political chancery we know today as the Vatican.

  10. EVERMORE on February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I read the complete article by Engdahl and was surprised that he should think that the US establishment has cunningly outwitted everyone and no one can see its manipulations and Machiavellian cunning and the traps they’ve set.
    I actually think they all (Russia, Germany, China, Iran, Italy etc) know exactly what’s going on and what’s really at stake.
    It could also be argued that the US is also “on the menu”….

    • Roger on February 18, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      That’s how I see it, the global occupiers are putting us at the very top of the menu in very big bold attention grabbing letters. Doesn’t mean all the rest aren’t on the menu, but we are the biggest most savory prize no doubt. Too much resistance growing here, much more than they anticipated and they can’t have that.

      • EVERMORE on February 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

        Actually Roger, we can expand that to the whole world as we know it is “on the menu”.
        The Super Elites can only “remake” the world after they “break” the world.

        • Arkitekt on February 19, 2016 at 8:32 am

          Dear Evermore, I have to agree the USA is probably on the menu too and eventually they will go for the whole Smörgåsbord.

          It appears with the latest mobilisation of the Saudi coalition of the willing around Syria, Turkey actually shelling Syria and the Royal Navy positioning their fleet in the Mediterranean, we are now entering Einsteins version of World War 3.

          “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

          So while we pray for the great conscious mass awakening, perhaps time to hold on to your hats, sharpen your sticks and collect your stones.

    • zendogbreath on February 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      so we’re not just misunderestimating the ussa. we’ve again misunderestimated mr global. seems evidence of evil genius tactic W used his whole 8 years.

  11. Aridzonan_13 on February 18, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    The “disarray” allegations made against our beloved FedGov.Inc appear to be premature. The convenient “death” of Scalia(*), the MIA 28 pages of the 911 report that Trump is attempting to get them released. Both, very nicely meshes with the “Stomp Out Islam” mission that JPF alludes to..

    (*)Note: Scalia’s death could herald more Gummint sponsored invasion from Latin America and the Middle East. Hence, the possibility of Open Warfare inside the U.S. IMHO, a real PTB goal.

    Trump and Sanders are both in the pockets of the PTB. You don’t get to be a Senator or a Billionaire if you could pose a real threat to the system. The Machiavellian genius of getting Sanders and Trump into the election still has me awed at the depths of deception they’ll stoop to, to carry out their agenda..

  12. marcos toledo on February 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Are you sure Joseph the USA has ever been the true master of it’s destiny throughout it’s history. Western Europe has never been truly civilized what we are seeing is the degenerate end of their misuse of the cult of personality and belief systems religious, political, scientific, philosophic. Who is the real MASTERS OF THE WORLD and what is their end game and their real name.

    • Pellevoisin on February 18, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Indeed! Who are these ‘Masters of the World’, what is their end game, and to me most important of all: ‘what are their real names or name’? Everything keeps pointing beyond anyone we can see or name.

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