This was another one of those stories that my email inbox was flooded with this week, and it's a doozie. The the Pentagon, has failed its first audit. Let me repeat that: FAILED its first audit. So, thank you to all of you who noticed this story and passed it along, because as one might imagine, I have my own end-of-the-twig high octane speculation to advance on it:

Pentagon Fails Its First-Ever Official Audit

The Pentagon failed its audit, but officials aren’t surprised

Here’s what the Pentagon’s first-ever audit found

Now, reading all this, I suspect one might have the same reaction that I had: I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both, with the meter tipped at first ever so slightly on the laughter side of things, until it became hysterical humor. For one thing, they spent an awful lot of money (from the third article), on this audit:

One figure that is available: the audit itself cost $413 million, which the department notes is roughly 1/30 of one percent of the Pentagon’s overall budget. In addition, $406 million was spend on addressing issues found by the department, with another $153 million on “financial system fixes,” per a DoD factsheet — a total in FY18 of $972 million.

Yes, that's right, the audit itself cost $413 million, with a mere $153 million spent on various "fixes", and another $406 spent on "issues."  Isn't that nice? They spent on "fixes" and "issues," and the total cost of the audit, and its "issues" and "fixes" was nearly a billion dollars. I don't know about you, but I'm glad these people aren't preparing my taxes; my tax lady is much better at this, and she doesn't cost me $413 million dollars either.

But wait, there's more: they spent all this money on an audit that they knew ahead of time would be a failure (leaving aside the all important question of how and why did they know that ahead of time? The fix was in? Falling SAT scores for the Joint Chiefs of Staff? The sensitivity training was failing? The trans-gendered bathrooms on the aircraft carriers that don't work don't work?):

“We never thought we were going to pass an audit, right? Everyone was betting against us that we wouldn’t even do the audit,” Shanahan told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon.

“Some of the compliance issues are irritating to me because the point of the audit is to drive better discipline in our compliance with our management systems and our procedures,” he added. “Some of those things frustrated me because we have a job to do and just have to follow our procedures.”

Among those issues are what Shanahan called “inventory accuracy,” or issues where the central database at the Pentagon identified inventory that simply wasn’t there in the real world. He also hit on the need to be “better” at cybersecurity compliance and discipline. (Emphasis added)

Ok... so the really important thing is, "at least we tried, huh? Can we get 'high fives' for at least trying? After all, it's the process, not the result, that's important." Well, hear hear: give the Pentagram a trophy for at least "participating." It's all the rage these days, and if elementary schools in Amairkuhn quackademia can do it, why not the Pentagram?

But the real clincher is that one of the "issues" that they spent $406 million on was the fact that apparently the Pentagram has been buying inventory that doesn't show up... anywhere. Hooray... no national security problem there, folks: we can outfit 20 armored divisions and 30 wings of fighters and bombers, on paper at least.

Now, if you're like me, and you've been following all this "missing money", the needle on your Suspicion Meter is in the red zone, and if you've purchased your Shriek-o-Meter from Catherine Austin Fitts' Solari site, the Shriek-o-meter has passed the Screaming-Hair-pulling mark, and is headed toward the Babbling Lunacy mark. Either way, both meters are detecting pure steaming piles of cow puckey.

Now, as one might expect, I have some high octane speculation to advance in this respect: First, I suspect that today's "inventory that isn't there" is yesterday's thirty thousand dollar toilet seat and fifteen thousand dollar wrench. One can only launder so much money with toilet seats and wrenches. It's much easier to launder money for much more expensive toys that one doesn't even have to build, and all the corporations, lobbyists, and other cutouts can take their share of the management fees and commissions along the way. But secondly, I strongly suspect that the "inventory" isn't missing at all, it's just been intentionally mislabeled. In other words, the inventory exists, but it's a very different inventory than what appears on the balance sheets.  That would go to things like Secret Space Programs, covert operations, a little off-planet tithe or tribute here and there, and a little into that other phenomenon I've been rattling about for a few years: a completely hidden system of finance.

So in a way, the audit didn't fail at all. It just confirmed what we already suspected, and added yet another data point to the mix.

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. zendogbreath on November 20, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    it does seem like the folk with jaded cynical conspiracy not so theoretical points of view are becoming more common and common sensed. are folk of this nature being consolidated? aka corralled?

    more and more posts like doc’s here and vids like this
    are making me wonder.

    still determined not to fall for the hopium. willing to take a dose of hopium if we saw serious doses of justice brought to cheney, w, clintons, biden, podestas, and on.

  2. Pierre on November 20, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Sung in the City of London since 1694 (BOE established, not audited really since and nationalised in name only in 1947 to set the people free)
    ♫There’s a hole in the donut, dear Lie-sa, dear Lie-sa, there’s a hole in the donut, dear Lie-sa, dear Lie♫
    $400 million for an audit would be chicken feed if they’d found that $21 trillion that went missing .

  3. Lee B Langer on November 20, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Flashback to 2015 SSC with Cathy Fitts. I’m surprised no boom (well not yet) since audits always lead to that.

  4. marcos toledo on November 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Overpriced and underperforming weapons have a long history in the USA Little Bighorn ring a bell. Sherman tank WW2 M16 rifle F-35 fighter jet the list goes on graft is the foundation of this society.

  5. DownunderET on November 20, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    No wonder the world sees the American military and it’s government as a bunch of people who have no idea of what they are doing, or laughing stock if you will.

  6. OrigensChild on November 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    When I saw this item on the Fox News network earlier this week I just knew a variation of it would end up here. I didn’t think much of it at the time–and I still don’t. I’m not saying I disagree with anything here–it’s just hard to hear my hands clapping over the internet with the only people in the world who really care. In my mind the results of the audit were predictable. They gave us exactly what we expected to receive. Nothing changed. No accountability. No explanation. A few misappropriations here and there. Nothing to see here. Time to move along. Because we all knew this was fixed, my eyes are rolling like casino slots in a slot machine over this story. We were told what they knew we expected to hear–but in doing this they also said more than they intended while hoping we weren’t paying attention. Maybe we did hit the jackpot after all.

    If there is a silver lining to this story, the cudos perhaps belongs Ms. Fitts and the Dr. Skidmore. These two are possibly the primary reason for the effort in the first place. Because they were expected to be the primary recipients of the public’s largesse, the military had to demonstrate it is within normal operational tolerances financially for such a huge industry. The military must make a public demonstration in order to clamp a lid down on any potential negativity associated with these missing trillions. An approved study of the military, sanctioned by the government for the government with the government’s servants acting as the auditory agency must be transacted to help everyone associated with the military industrial complex to save public face. A hungry IRS auditor can find more leakage in the Clinton Foundation’s tax returns than this army of people in an audit of books deliberately kept as separate ledgers for public consumption. For a set of public accounting books, they gambled rightly. The second set of books were never even viewed–because they only exist in the black economy. I want those books audited!

    As I sit back and ponder this curious episode of state sponsored deflection, I do wonder if an audit of the dark ledgers already occurred. Perhaps the effects of that audit were experienced by us all back in 2001. Perhaps the financial consequences occurred during the banking bailouts less than a decade later. Perhaps both were part of economic sanctions against the US in the form of a WWE style smack-down in the political and financial arena. I’m waiting for the next global Wrestlemania. We know another is coming–we just haven’t seen the public schedule. Yes, President Trump is the primary reason for going to the professional wrestling model because it is appropriate contextually.

  7. Randy on November 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    We are being “harvested” in EVeRY SeNSe of the word ? & we just allow IT to go on&on&on & ON …maybe WE should task a commission or a “think” tank or “blue” ribbon panel um yeah ah ummmm yep yup umhummmmmm ….”we” ALL “owe” ….it Course … planet 😉

  8. WalkingDead on November 20, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    SOP for MIC/Pentagon project; over budget, shoddy results needing additional expenditures on a prolonged basis, no accountability, with a request for additional funding in the works, no doubt.

  9. Robert Barricklow on November 20, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Hollywood accounting on psychotropic steroids.
    The shadow military working w/shadow government, w/shadow banking,

    Where’s the sun?

  10. anakephalaiosis on November 20, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Bringing heavenly order into the snake pit swamp of masonry, is like being Dr. Hook – entering a can of worms of bureaucracy, that worships the devil.

    Perpendicular is an instrument, that aligns pivotal points of heaven and earth. Christ child is born, with a star located straight above. That is a geometrical marker.

    Bringing celestial time into mundane realm, is bringing order into chaos. A sun clock defines working hours. Every action has its right place in time and space – in patristic exegesis.

    Spear is vector
    of gravity, in sun clock

  11. Kahlypso on November 20, 2018 at 7:26 am

    Im amazed an aeroplane didnt drop out of the sky on the audit office on the 10th November.. or 1200 cars just suddenly crash at 180 mph into train tracks or a sudden wave of heart attacks or a Tsunami coming up out of that pool thing in front of the Needle in Washington, not even a little hurricane or locally concentrated earthquake??
    Maybe something somewhere is changing…
    I think that it’s your money well spent looking at just how much of a mess you guys let your country become. Eisenhower warned you about it as he was leaving office, Daniel Inouye named it for what it is during the Iran Contra senate hearings and still nothing was done. Even Rumsfeld admitted the money was gone just before the receipts were blown to pieces by… a plane. You’ve had decades upon decades of Secretaries of Defense becoming CEOs of Arm Manufacturers.. .and decades of terrorist attacks, false flags and proxy wars.
    I’d like to see other countries do the same (audit their military.. especially France and Germany and Canada..) and lets see if some people wake up elsewhere as well.

  12. goshawks on November 20, 2018 at 5:32 am

    “…the audit itself cost $413 million…”

    They’re laughing at us. Probably $50m went into the audit and the rest into some slush fund. Your tax dollars at work…

    This does feed back into any possibility of a Disclosure. Stuff that was done in the 40s or 50s can probably fit into a Mandela-style reconciliation. Stuff that has been done recently probably will lead to jail time. So, Disclosure becomes less and less likely…

  13. DanaThomas on November 20, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Once upon a time there were “Kremlinologists” who tried to, or purported to, unveil the mysteries of “world’s most secretive government”, back in the USSR. So far the “Pentagonologists” are not making much headway either.

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