S.D. and V.T. both sent versions of this story, and while it wasn't at the top in terms of numbers of people who sent it, I'm blogging about it because... well, because my suspicion meter is in the red zone on it, and also because it doesn't pass the smell test. It has that peculiar malodorous "there's more going on here" quality to it.  Indeed, we're not being told very much about this story, but what details there are, are that that on consideration, something seems "awfully off".

Just to set all my cards on the table here, the context in which I am viewing this story is that context suggested to me by a conversation with a regular reader here - K.M. - who suggested that some sort of massive military operation  was under way last April, an idea suggested by General Milley's comments on President Trump's unusual April 1, 2020 press conference, at which General Milley stressed a large deployment of US Navy and Coast Guard ships to the Carribean/Gulf of Mexico, and a large deployment of soldiers. The General then underlined the serious nature of the operation by punctuating his remarks, twice, with the words "You're not getting in; you're not getting in." At the time, most people thought this was an interdiction operation to stop human trafficking and drug running into the country being conducted by the South American drug cartels. As I've stated in previous blogs, I don't think so. The massive nature of the operation - about which we've heard precious little since - suggested to me that much more was at stake than drug interdiction. Given the nature of the rioting and looting, and now more recently, the stories of Chinese arms smuggling to this country and the apparent attempt by that country to place automatic weapons into the hands of the rioters and possibly their sponsoring organizations, I entertained the possibility that the military operation was about interdicting a much more serious threat, such as someone trying to smuggle into the country a "firecracker".  The idea of smuggling in a "firecracker", perhaps component by component and then assembling it inside the target country is not a new one, as was the plot in the 1987 Pierce Brosnan movie, The Fourth Protocol.

It's in that context that I'm viewing the following story:

Florida airport is evacuated after live French S-530 air-to-air MISSILE is found in a shipping container

MacDill EODs remove French air-to-air missile from Florida airport

We'll concentrate on the second article from The Military Times. According to this article, a single Frenh S530 air-to-air missile was discovered inside a shipping container at Florida's Lakeland Linder airport, destined for Draken International, a corporation based at the airport that maintains a fleet of aircraft for - get this - the training of military pilots:

Members of the 6th EOD team were called out to Lakeland Linder International Airport Friday after it was shut down in the wake of the discovery of the missile, which had been delivered to Draken International. Based at the airport, Draken has a fleet of about 150 former military aircraft it contracts out to help train current military pilots.

“Our EOD team went out and secured the missile,” Air Force 1st Lt. Brandon Hanner, a spokesman for the 6th Air Refueling Wing, told Military Times. “It was live, but unarmed.”

Hanner said he was told the missile was “like having a gun with bullet in chamber, but on safety. Someone would have to arm the missile to fire it.”

Draken officials tell Military Times that “in the process of evaluating shipments to Draken International’s Lakeland facility” its team “discovered an object with questionable markings indicating it may be explosive.”

Now, according to the article, the discovery was made by Draken International itself, which - again, according to the article - noticed suspicious markings on the container housing the missile that indicated it might be explosive. So, several questions occur:

(1) Who sent the missile?

(2) What was the country of origin for the shipment?

(3) Who at the Lakeland Airport, or for that matter, Draken International, was it destined for?

(4) Was Draken International the intended "patsy" for the shipment?

(5) Why was only one missile sent?

(6) Why was it a French missile?

(7) Why is no information forthcoming about how a piece of French ordnance disappeared from French inventories and showed up in Florida?

(8) Why is no information forthcoming from French authorities reporting if the missile was stolen from their inventories, or if the missile was sold as part of a shipment to some other country?

(9) How many other such shipments might have gone undetected? Or was this shipment a one-off?

As one can imagine, I have some high octane speculations to suggest here. Assuming that the shipment was a one-off, and that only one such air-to-air missile was shipped (and discovered), it suggests that an operation was being planned to perhaps modify some aircraft to carry, and fire, the missile at an air target. If so, then this would imply a cell or small group of people able to modify an aircraft to carry the missile, and expertise to know how to arm and fire it. Not impossible, but a tall order, because that implies a high degree of technical, and intelligence, expertise, financing, and most importantly, personnel in place to conduct such an operation. Other possibilities emerge as variants on the scenario: (1) modification of the missile for air-to-surface, or surface-to-air, or surface-to-surface use; (2) use of the components of the missile for other purposes, e.g., use of the warhead, use of the guidance and sensing components, use of the rocket engine, for other purposes. Again, both variants require technical expertise, an intelligence matrix or network inside this country to organize such an operation, financial backing, and again, a personnel roster able to perform these tasks.

The bottom line here is that what little we're being told about this story is disturbing enough, especially in the context of covert warfare taking place, and especially in the context of the earlier military and naval operations being conducted last April according to General Milley's own statements at the April 1, 2020 presidential press conference. Rest assured, the authorities probably already know much more than they're telling us, and that they've  already contacted the French government to determine the answers to questions 6-9 above.

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. Richard on August 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    The Sinaloa Cartel, for nearly a decade now (since 2011 anyway), has been trying to get their hands-on anti-aircraft and anti-tank missiles for their misguided goals. This French missile blunder might just be another one of those attempts. Since the late 2000’s into the early 2010’s that cartel doesn’t care much for US Predator Drones snooping on their criminal operations. General Milley seems to have matters on his RADAR. Their surveillance and reconnaissance missions have been very effective. They can also shoot back.

    Repurposing air to air missiles and anti-tank missiles is something the Party is good at doing. They like the idea of dual role technology against superior weaponry. It may not be the same, but the idea rhymes with what the Party does with stolen intellectual property rights. This might be another example of its danger. Iran or the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) doesn’t care much for them, either. One would guess that it might have been a joint logistical effort by Party’s nefarious with similar goals of disruption planned. It’s probably not over, either.

  2. poronkusema on August 21, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Draken means dragon

  3. Glenn Edgar on August 20, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Could this missle orginally be slatted to shot down air force 1.

  4. goshawks on August 20, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    My first thought was of the decades-back ‘interception’ of a B-52, just before it left for a foreign country. It was supposed to be carrying a full load-out of dummy-warhead cruise missiles overseas on a training run. Instead, USAF ground-handlers discovered that each cruise missile had a real nuclear-warhead-tip on those missiles. Those airmen bravely blocked the aircraft from taking-off and exposed the ‘anomaly’. (Most of them soon died…) At the time, there was speculation that the B-52 would return with dummy-warhead cruise missiles, as signed-out, and the real-warheads would be spirited-off to some ‘ally’ (perhaps a small, rogue Middle East one).

    So, the clandestine shipment of major weapons is not unknown. I suspect that this is in the interests of various Power-that-Be agendas, probably facilitated by alphabet agencies and such. Not quite ‘real’ black-market…

    (Possibilities are endless, but my first ‘image’ was of a “French air-to-air missile” impacting Air Force One…)

  5. Ronin on August 20, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I’m reminded of an older story that broke back in 2016. Our old friend Erik Prince got in a bit of hot water doing a little bit of what you’re discussing here Doc. Perhaps Erik’s recent ad reading, “We’re Back”, with regards to his company Blackwater, was a subtle nod?

    Linked below, is an article that is extremely telling with regards to the capability of an organization that can check the box on questions 6-9 above, and hey, they just happen to be for hire! I hear Florida is a great place for future Patsy’s to go to learn to fly planes.

  6. DanaThomas on August 20, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    It is remarkable that when as ordinary mortals we order some small item from abroad – let’s say Japan – there is a rigamarole about customs duties and declarations. But when a hundred thousand containers are unloaded, there is just some vague form of “spot checks”and voilà everthing is as clean as a whistle. Unless there is a tipoff….

    • DanaThomas on August 20, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Oh my, don’t facemasks provide adequate protection against a mere French missile?

      • OrigensChild on August 20, 2020 at 4:36 pm

        I love it! Masks solve every problem by not solving any problem. If they were effective, virus research labs would wear them rather than biohazard suits.

  7. Robert Barricklow on August 20, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Your “awfully off” description is an adept and apt description of the NWO’s stacked decked times, society’s playing into. Set the analogue needle down and try to find a human groove in these digital times, w/o hearing an awfully off resonance.
    Your “large deployment” coupled w/your last couple of blogs; doesn’t portend well. Are there weapons that mimic asteroid strikes w/o the telltale nuclear signature?
    Beginning to riddle me a puzzle reminiscent of a 9/11 jigsaw puzzle picture in the making. That too had many official networks’ penetrated.
    Now, throw in a “bomb” that mimic an asteroid strike; w/some razzle-dazzle, literal Hollywooded blockbuster holograms; and you have the makings of an upgraded 9/11 strike. Add multiple targets from an steroid that busted-up just before entry … ?
    A French Connection?
    And, that’s one of how many?
    And, are some purposely bein found[a set-up catch?]?

    Too intricate?
    Covid1984 a piece puzzle set on a timeline;
    to set up many other pieces?
    Too intricate?
    Like that Mother Goose rhyme … ?

  8. Roger on August 20, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Can’t comment my ideas from this article because I don’t want to give the bad guys any brilliant new ideas!

  9. Miguel Oniga on August 20, 2020 at 9:24 am

    In any case, ‘Draken’ would be a typical 007-foe nomer.

    • Scott S on August 20, 2020 at 2:23 pm

      Draken is the name of the Swedish fighter jet they use for their military contracts.

  10. anakephalaiosis on August 20, 2020 at 6:28 am


    Pope Nero-Caligula, the deified terror,
    smuggles through the backdoor,
    a cathedral firecracker
    without tracker,
    and no bread crumbs on floor.

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