Ms. S.H. found this one, and I have to file it under the ""call it conspiracy" and "you tell me" categories because, quite frankly, I simply don't know what to make of it. We've all heard the stories of how various departments of the federal goobernment cannot find trillions of dollars which have "gone missing." Recall only former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's press conference on Sept 10, 2001, one day prior to 9-11, where he stated that some $2,000,000,000,000 + was unaccounted for. That story was quickly lost, of course, in the aftermath of the events of the next day, but it's a story that won't go away, as more and more reports from this agency or that department uncover funds that they cannot account for. Most recently, for example, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson also admitted that his department had "misplaced some money."

As regular readers of this site are aware, my opinion on the matter is that much of this money is going into the black budget for covert research programs as well as for covert operations. I don't believe, for a minute, that the money is really missing; someone, somewhere, knows where it went, but it's not the people supposedly "running" the government. To them, it really is missing, and a moment's time recalling the attempts of former Congressmen Grayson or McKinney to get to the bottom of it will attest to that. The accounting hall of mirrors is just that: a system designed to obfuscate and cloak, and most decidedly not be transparent.

So when Ms. S.H. shared this article, as one might imagine, my first reaction was "You've got to be kidding." Here's the story:

Report: 44,000 ‘unknown’ military personnel stationed around the world

Granted, "unknown" military personnel is a far cry from missing personnel, or personnel "they can't account for," but the title of the article is itself perhaps a "tad bit" misleading, for the body of the article suggests a disturbing parallel with all that "missing money":

The U. S. military has more than 44,000 troops across the globe that the Pentagon claims it cannot track, according to a recent report.

“We are not at a point where we can give numbers other than those officially stated,” said Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman.

The report — compiled by the Defense Manpower Data Center under the Office of the Secretary of Defense — shows more than 44,000 personnel in a category labeled “Unknown.”

Now, in case you think my mention of former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney was stretching a point, recall only that in her attempts to get to the bottom of the financial problem in the Department of Defense, she was confronted with a Secretary of Defense (Rumsfeld) and his advisor, who couldn't answer her questions because they we're too clear on who was ultimately responsible for managing the department databases. "We'll have to get back with you on that." Uh huh. I don't recall that they ever did, at least, not with any clear picture.

With that in mind, it appears the "unknown" or "unaccounted for" soldiers problem is of a piece with the missing money problem:

The data center is charged with accounting for troops and civilian personnel that fall under the Defense Department. The numbers are updated quarterly on the center’s website, www.DMDC.osd.mil.

“Our commitment is to be as transparent as we can, within the constraints of operation security,” Manning said. The Pentagon acknowledged in a statement that it has no good way to track how many servicemembers are stationed overseas, where they are and when they were there.

“There is no one personnel system in the [Defense Department] that tracks the daily location of all DoD personnel. There is no easy way to track all deployments, training exercises, TDY (being attached to another unit for training or specific missions, typically for less than six months) or temporary assignments,” according to the statement. “If you take the total numbers assigned in the United States and assigned overseas, and add the ‘Unknown,’ you get the total force numbers for each service.”

However, another Pentagon spokesman questions the value of the data center numbers.

“Those numbers are not meant to represent an accurate accounting of troops currently deployed to any location,” said Eric Pahon. “They should not be relied upon for a current picture for what is going on.”

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis ordered a review of how personnel are counted in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

“There’s a very strange accounting procedure I inherited ... What I’m probably going to end up doing is out putting everyone into one thing and saying, ‘Here’s how many are really there now,’ ’’ Mattis said during a news conference in August.


Pentagon officials say “accounting procedures” make knowing actual end strength difficult to determine.

(Emphasis added)

So there you have it: there is "no one personnel system" that "tracks...all (Department of Defense) personnel" and on top of that "accounting procedures" make knowing actual personnel strength "difficult" to determine, in this case, to the tune of 44,000 people, or to put it into operational terms that might be a bit closer to home: that's rather like misplacing two or three entire divisions, or an entire corps. Imagine trying to plan military operations, and you don't know where an entire corps is, and you get the idea. It's definitely not the sort of staff work that would impress Von Schlieffen or Marshal Zhukov. What's intriguing here is the almost exact parallel of what's being admitted here regarding personnel, and the "missing money"; the same causes (or excuses, or security measures) are being cited as the root of the problem: there's "no singular system", and hence, personnel get "lost" in "accounting procedures".

And as you can imagine, that has my mind working in overdrive of high octane speculations, for what if the two phenomena are related: the missing money (and the deeper hidden system of finance), and all the missing personnel. This would, if one thinks about it, be a perfect way not only to finance a "secret space program" or a "breakaway civilization," but to staff it as well.  In other words, did we just get a bit of a backhanded admission of the extent of that "breakaway group"?

Gary McKinnon, anyone?

See you on the flip side...



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. DEBRA on December 14, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I can’t wait to hear what Catherine Austin Fitts makes of that report. By the way, has anybody checked under the sofa in Antarctica for the “unaccounted” personnel? #AskLeidos.
    And I have a feeling that Peter Thiel’s Palantir organization will suddenly obtain a contract to setup the tracking solution.

  2. LSM on December 14, 2017 at 11:29 am

  3. Hawkeye Lockhart on December 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Well, SOMEBODY has to go plant the corn, beans and squash for the Mors colony…

  4. Pierre on December 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    44,000 missing boots on the ground (that would make 88,000 boots though) or personalities. DID’s MKUltra’s Manchurian Candidates can have many personalities.
    I thought they’d all be chipped by now, practicing their arts to have us all chipped when push comes to shove comes to torture.

  5. Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    Missing a government that serves the people.
    Instead, a government of men, not law, that see the people as the enemy; and you certainly don’t share secrets w/the enemy. You may slowly poison them; starve them; jail the, enslave them; but you don’t tell them what’s good for ’em.
    National security is the often used euphemism for protecting their truths from any ray or penetrating sunshine.
    The military is supposedly enabling the cartel’s international reserve coiled currency squeezing it’s coils around the Earth, keeping her from becoming debt free.
    A hell of a job, but someone has to stand tall to keep inhumanity alive & well, drinking champagne, eating caviar enjoying the needless & unnecessary tears, suffering, injustices, torture and all the other beauties of their magnificent being.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      December 24, 1913, Christmas Eve.
      What irony; in that it signifies/magnifies their signature symbolism: they practice what they preach, and if you haven’t heard their sermon – it’s because your human.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 14, 2017 at 11:18 am

      They’re off the charts; literally and figuratively.

  6. BlueWren on December 13, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    add another 100,000 and you have 144,000 🙂

  7. Westcoaster on December 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Actually 44,000 off-planet military isn’t that great a number because we have no idea of the scale of those “off planet Navy ships”; could be that’s just 3 or 4 space battle cruisers. And if we’ve achieved interstellar ability we may have military on other planets. I buy the “breakaway civilization” idea as a distinct possibility since many forward thinkers (Dr. Farrell, Rich Dolan, etc.) are considering it as a possibility.
    One thing is for sure, we’ll never get to the truth with this government.

  8. DownunderET on December 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    With all the respect to our US members, I have to say that the USA is out of control. Russiagate, missing trillions, missing military guys, I mean the US government couldn’t run a bubble gum machine. Now throw in sexual harasment and……………………..oh why bother.

  9. Jon on December 13, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    This is so obviously a dodge it is ridiculous.

    While there may not be “one single system” that tracks all employed soldiers in all branches, there is one system they all must be reported to: the IRS.

    The paymasters’ offices for each branch has to have reasonably up to date information in order to pay soldiers – they are paid differently depending on duty types – training, deployment, combat, flying versus non-flying time for pilots, etc.

    They are paid monthly, so there must be monthly figures in each branch for all its soldiers. They know how many paychecks (paper or electronic) they cut each month, and it would not be that hard to do a little addition (unless you’re in the Pentragram and can’t count at all . . . ).

    Certainly, at the end of the year, they have to report soldiers’ income to the IRS, and the IRS data could give considerable information for the year, at least in terms of numbers of people on military payrolls, and total dollars paid. They have to track that data at some level, whether they are being open with us taxpayers or not.

    If they can’t give that data to the IRS, they are in violation of a few federal laws (like they would care about that).

    The data is there, is just isn’t available to us. This is just more smoke and mirrors.

  10. goshawks on December 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    “Our commitment is to be as transparent as we can, within the constraints of operation security,” leaves a large ‘hole’ within which to operate. I suspect this covers everything from Syrian ‘advisors’ to ‘security’ for Afghan poppies to people running-around the boondocks of Africa. (And maybe ‘security’ for DUMBs.)

    Ironically, the weak point in the system is the system itself. Soldiers want to be paid in ways that count back at home – mortgage payments, supporting families, etc. This means that 44,000 soldiers times, say, $50,000 per year (special pay) equals over $2,000,000,000 per year that has to be generated somewhere. Real dollars (yeah, I know). Hence, all the ‘fuzzy’ accounting to cover those costs.

    It’s hard to run an Empire surrepti tiously [hah!]…

  11. Ramura on December 13, 2017 at 10:49 am

    After I sent you that article, I saw “Sorcha Faal,” (take as you will) that commented on it. Although my first thought was, and still includes, “secret space program,” I can’t help but now wonder it it also includes “secret bases in Syria (or wherever, Africa?) that are not officially recognized. Here is the quote from WhatDoesItMean (Sorcha): “Not being told to the American people by their propaganda mainstream media about these US military forces in Syria, this report says, is that they are conducting an illegal war in violation of all international and United Nations laws—and whose numbers in combat there US Army Major General James Jarrard just stated were over 4,000—but whom the Pentagon quickly contradicted by claiming there were only 503—and both of them being followed by the US Department of Defense then having to shockingly admit that it has no idea where 44,000 of its troops are, and who could be anywhere in the world.

    Though the US Department of Defense may not know where their its troops are, though, this report details, the MoD most certainly does—and who have documented thousands of them being in the, at least, 14 bases these American military forces have illegal built in Syria—and whose true mission-purpose has not been to battle ISIS, as these American-backed forces have accounted for just a mere 17% of the action against these barbaric Islamic terrorists.”

  12. LGL on December 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

    In addition to the Gary McKinnon angle, a couple things springs to mind.
    One would not, a priori, discount the possibility that this story may serve a disinformation purpose: That’s 44K personals whose locations that, presumably, potential adversaries would not be able to account for in their planning.
    Additionally, once that uncertainty is planted in their minds, those adversarial planners have to wonder : is it just 44k ? Are there more ? Could it be 144,000 ?
    The same would also be true with missing funds . That’s a lot of un-advertized weapon systems and capabilities that a adversarial planner cannot factor in. That’s another big uncertainty.
    This meme is also happening while the first ever financial audit of the DOD has been announced, which is a round about way to remind folks that those unaccounted capabilities have been funded, deployed and staffed.
    Also, in light of what’ been happening with Aegis cruisers of the 7th fleet and the US Embassy staff in Havana, you’d have to assume your capabilities have been compromised and that we’re in the middle covert conflict against the US.
    The indoctrination of the military is centered around Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
    I don’t believe for a moment that the Pentagon’s brass suddenly has embraced transparency.
    I’d be worried about their competence as war planners if they had.
    Something else must be up IMHO.
    I stand to be gladly corrected.

    • basta on December 13, 2017 at 9:55 am

      “The indoctrination of the military is centered around Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.”

      Well let’s be honest here, it’s more “The Art of the Deal.” The US military hasn’t actually won a war — or police action or conflict or whatever euphemism they come up for invading and killing foreigners in control of something we want — since WW II. Sure we’ve wrecked a lot of stuff with overwhelming firepower, but actual strategy, as the reference to Sun Tzu implies? Well, the short answer is no.

      They’re too busy hustling opium in Afghanistan and abandoning their spanking new materiel for ISIS in the Syrian desert and dropping bombs on empty hillsides so that more can be bought to boost MIC profits and insure Halliburton, now headquartered in Dubai, has something to fix.

      I’ll say it again, WW II was prosecuted in three and a half years. That’s Germany and Japan, spanning the globe. The US has been in Afghanistan for 17 years now. It’s nothing but rocks and goatherds. That war will never be “won” and Sun Tzu has absolutely nothing to do with the so-called “strategy” of prosecuting it. It’s a crude joke, a criminal enterprise, a mafia operation but it has nothing to do with the concept of actual war.

  13. WalkingDead on December 13, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Would you really want to admit that there may be troops off planet? Granted some of these may be on “secret” missions, but 44,000 is a bit much. Someone knows where they all are, as they are getting a paycheck, OR they do not exist and that “paycheck” is going somewhere else.

    • DanaThomas on December 13, 2017 at 8:09 am

      They’ve go a LOT of auditing to do. And according to one Kabbalistic interpretation the number 44 signifies “military talent”. Pure coincidence of course.

    • Anthroposophe on December 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

      “OR they do not exist and that ‘paycheck’ is going somewhere else.” That was my first thought as well. 44,000 x $25,000 = 1.1 billion $ per annum.

  14. basta on December 13, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Is it really a breakaway civilization or a breakaway kleptocracy?

    • sagat1 on December 13, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Or it’s the covert feet on the ground instigating the regime changes all over the globe.

    • Robert Barricklow on December 13, 2017 at 8:03 pm


  15. anakephalaiosis on December 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

    Rampant bureaucracy is in itself a breakaway civilization soaring in its balloon. Imperial papacy at its height down in swamp!

    Original trinity was a countermeasure against it, promoting mental synchronicity, through traditional apprenticeship from father to son.

    Papacy does not like heritage. Holy spirit was originally just the traditional tribal hive mind, according to the Rune system. There is proof!

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