You'll recall that yesterday I blogged about a story in which the U.S. Department of Defense was unable to account for about 44,000 people, or the operational equivalent to about 2-3 divisions, or a corps. And you'll recall that the reasons for the "lost personnel" were astonishingly similar to the reasons we've all heard over the years for all the "missing money," which (so the story goes) boil down to essentially two things: (1) there is no unified or single system of record keeping and hence (2) money(or people) fall through the cracks. To a certain extent, this is understandable and even justifiable: one doesn't want one's potential enemies to know exactly how big (or small) one's military is, nor the financial and/or production resources backing it up. Factories producing tanks above ground can be counted and their production estimated. Installations below ground are harder to detect and their purpose and production can largely only be guessed at.
To put all this "country simple": the very admissions we've seen about missing money and "unaccounted for personnel" suggest quite strongly the appearance of a "breakaway civilization", a hypothesis advanced by well-known UFO/national security researcher Richard Dolan, who first advanced this idea in his multi-volume UFOs and the National Security State. His basic thesis is germane to my high octane speculation today, for he advanced the idea that, over time, with enough money and secret research, by "unaccounted for" personnel using hidden financing, this group in effect would pull away from the overt civilization of the "surface world" by having access to technologies and capabilities far in advance of it.
Which brings us to this story on the U.S. Department of Defense's website shared by Mr. G.L.R.:
Again, one can view this call for budget certainty as a national security issue as well. Certainly while on the one had one doesn't wish to telegraph to potential enemies the actual strength and disposition of one's military nor the financial and production resources at its disposal, on the other hand being totally confused about it doesn't help either, for it renders accurate operational planning difficult if not impossible. Something like this concern appears to lurk behind the article's initial comments:
The audit is massive. It will examine every aspect of the department from personnel to real property to weapons to supplies to bases. Some 2,400 auditors will fan out across the department to conduct it, Pentagon officials said.
"It is important that the Congress and the American people have confidence in DoD's management of every taxpayer dollar," Norquist said.
Audits are necessary to ensure the accuracy of financial information. They also account for property. Officials estimate the department has around $2.4 trillion in assets. "With consistent feedback from auditors, we can focus on improving the processes of our day-to-day work," the comptroller said. "Annual audits also ensure visibility over the quantity and quality of the equipment and supplies our troops use."
The DoD Office of the Inspector General hired independent public accounting firms to conduct audits of individual components – the Army, Navy, Air Force, agencies, activities and more – as well as a departmentwide consolidated audit to summarize all results and conclusions.
"Beginning in 2018, our audits will occur annually, with reports issued Nov. 15," Norquist said.
But there's a problem here, and with the problem, comes today's "high octane speculation." Note the hiring of "public accounting firms to conduct audits" of the individual services and various related agencies. This, it will be recalled, was precisely the problem encountered by Congresswoman McKinney years ago: there was no clear picture of which corporations were running the department's databases in the first place. Nor, we can imagine, will these firms be given complete access to black budget matters, and beyond that, they certainly will not even consider the likelihood of what I have been calling "the hidden system of finance."
So why the hullabaloo to get a "complete audit"? One obvious reasons is that it is "swamp politics as usual," namely, pretend to be doing something in order to shut the people and Congress up about the utter farce of the federal budgetary process, and how far afield it is from Constitutional budgetary procedure.
But there's another possibility, and with it, comes my "high octane speculation." One might hire such firms to get a general picture of where money was being siphoned out of the defense budget and, quite literally, disappearing into a black hole if one suspected that there was a real problem, that that "breakaway group" had metastasized to enormous proportions, and was literally feeding off the host. One might do it, in other words, if one had come to the conclusion that it was now so completely "broken away" that it had become a national security threat of its own, the threat consisting of its enormous appetite for money. Or as I suggested yesterday, missing trillions and missing personnel are two symptoms of the same "breakaway civilization" coin. If this reading of the situation be the case, then this implies something else, namely, that among all the other signs of deep state factional infighting we've seen going on lately, that one can add to it this as well. And that means that this process will have to be scrutinized very closely.
See you on the flip side...