You might recall that not too long ago China accomplished the remarkable feat of sending a probe to and landing it on the far side of the Moon, a feat requiring the placing of relay satellites around that body, and then landing the probe. There were a few pictures, and then, silence.  A few weeks ago yet another story was in the news - one I even blogged about - as scientists are discussing the idea of building an Arecibo-like radio telescope in a lunar crater, again on the "far side."

It does appear that, now, things might be accelerating as far as the Moon is concerned. Accordingly, today we're considering two articles in tandem, the first shared by W.G.:

Note what this article says:

A new report published by the Air Force Research Laboratory suggests the U.S. Space Force has to prepare for a day when the moon and the volume of space around it could become the next military frontier.

“A Primer on Cislunar Space” was released June 23 by AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate. Its intended audience are military space professionals who one day might have to develop spacecraft and concepts for operations in regions beyond Earth’s orbit.

Col. Eric Felt, the director of AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate, said the document aims to “educate and inspire.”


AFRL has long been a proponent of advancing research on cislunar space. The Space Vehicles Directorate last year announced it will fund an experiment to investigate technologies to monitor cislunar space. The experiment was named CHPS, for Cislunar Highway Patrol System.

One of the concerns is developing technologies for surveillance, navigation and communications in cislunar space. (Boldface emphasis added)

And that is almost the entirety of the article.  But it manages to pack a lot of implications into that short space. Firstly, consider the inevitable militarization of the Moon that the report implies, notwithstanding international treaty obligations. Indeed, I've been warning for years that with the commercialization of space its militarization is not far behind,  and my model for this has been the East Indies Corporations of the British, Dutch, and French. These corporations were, in effect, private jurisdictions with their own private militaries, dragging their sponsoring nations into imperialism behind them. To make a very long and important story very short: eventually those private militaries were outpaced by the size of their corporate commitments, and the royal navies of those countries were the result, as the costs of maintaining military security of the corporate conquests were rolled over to the public taxpayer.

There's perhaps a hint of what's coming in the experiment "to investigate technologies to monitor cislunar space" called CHPS, or the "Cislunar Highway Patrol System." I may be crawling way off the end of the twig here, but I do not think it is entirely coincidental that CHPS is a very short one-letter away from CHIPS, the acronym for the Clearing House Interbank Payment System, the USA's domestic version of SWIFT, the international payments and clearing system. If this acronym is not coincidental, then the implication is that the USA intends not only to dominate, but to monopolize any Earth-Moon financial clearing, which would also fill the surveillance role quite easily.

Now set that article aside, and ponder this article sent by T.M.:

Note that not only is NASA planning to send landers to the far side of the Moon to probe the lunar crust and interior - a necessary step toward "mining" the Moon - but note how this article concludes:

These are only some of the first steps in the NASA Commercial Payload Launch Services program, which intends to utilize commercial rocket launches to deliver payloads to the Moon.  Since those launches only have to travel to our nearest neighbor, things like launch windows are less of a concern in project development timelines.  LITMS is on track for a 2024 launch and landing date, where it will start providing more data about the interior of the moon...

In other words, commericialization is the goal, and with it, militarization.

I cannot help but wonder, however, if there is more to this race to the Far Side of the Moon, particularly after the Chinese feat. I've speculated recently that one of the things the recent defection of the chief of Chinese counter-intelligence might have brought with him was information about the Chinese space program in general and more specifically that he might have brought copies of pictures and other data not released by the Chinese about whatever they found up there, and particularly on the far side.

Any way one slices it, it does appear that for some reason the far side is attracting a lot of attention, and that behind all the rhetoric about commercialization of space and mining the Moon, there is possibly something else going on. Space, after all, is the "high ground," and the Moon vis-a-vis the Earth is the controlling high ground, the perfect vehicle for keeping an eye on the Earth, and the perfect place from which to defend it or attack it...

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. SoCal G on July 2, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    For me, it is that last sentence in the paragraph referenced by Dr. Farrell from the second article:

    LITMS is on track for a 2024 launch and landing date, where it will start providing more data about the interior of the moon…

    One would think they would be taking soil samples and such or investigating potential mining sites.

    They want “more data” on the “interior of the Moon”.

    So something about the interior must be very interesting.

  2. The Elephant Underground on June 30, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Here is David Adair answering many of those questions about the rockets. nuclear assemblage in space and more…..
    Kerry Cassidy has done many interviews with him and claims he’s very much the real deal. At the very beginning he mentions the very, very rich non-state actors who are throwing money at him and often, they’re at odds with one another, bringing to mind Dr. Farrell’s contention that there is a war going on amongst them.

  3. Michael UK on June 30, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Excellent recent opinion piece by Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files in the New York Times about UFOs.
    I agree with his analysis – where is the Deep Throat? why no confessions?

  4. TheThinker101 on June 30, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Remember what Jim Lovell said on Apollo 8 after it completed its first orbit around the moon.
    “Houston , there IS a Santa Claus”
    The ruins on the far side of the moon versus the near side are just as incredible.
    Let’s not forget that. All the ruins.
    Commercialization, militarization are each a dimension of what’s going on but let’s not forget the original dimension that set this whole thing off in the first place….Exploration!!!!!
    That is still number 1 And what sights they’ll find when they start looking at the interior of the moon or just half a mile below its surface.

  5. Michael UK on June 30, 2021 at 4:14 am

    We do know it is credible that the Moon may be a outpost for an extremely advanced interstellar civilization which is observing / engaging with the Earth. It contains cavities, caverns and lava tubes. It also has plentiful water and helium 3. The far side would be the best place to locate a hidden base under the surface.
    Likewise we know from eyewitness reports of a UFO base on Earth – under the sea and in the mountains in the Solomon Islands – discussed by Timothy Good in his book – Unearthly Disclosure.

  6. Kevin Ryan on June 29, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Last week the govt released a UFO report which contained the kind of crap evidence you would release if you wanted people to believe we still didn’t know squat about UFOs, ET races visiting earth, that we haven’t recovered and reverse engineered alien craft, and that we really have nothing better than fossil fuel and rockets for getting around the planet, into space, and off to the moon, asteroids, Mars, and beyond.
    These two new articles strike me as equivalent to suggestions that we invent something and do something we have already done. “We” being defense contractors who have already built Alien Reproduction Vehicles and have already been to the back side of the moon and beyond. A secret East India Company that they want to keep secret, so article and papers like this get published about building the bridge to the future when that bridge has already been built but they don’t want to tell us about it. Because then they’d have a lot of explaining to do.
    What these articles tell me is that the forces fighting disclosure of UFOs, ETs, and the true level of science and physics based on alien technology are fully engaged in keeping the secrets they have acquired over the past 70 years. NASA, as Hoagland calls them Never A Straight Answer, remains dedicated to the coverup of non-natural lunar structures and clearly alien structures. They have the pictures. Release them undoctored, unaltered. Do we think they’ll give us their best UFO evidence when they won’t even give us unaltered photos of the moon? So yes, we the taxpayers have already paid for the development of all the technology necessary to get to the moon w/o rockets and to establish colonies but yes, by all means, let’s pretend we haven’t so we can throw tons of money into a rocket based program to do it again with outdated technology. We think we live in a modern world but it is horse-and-buggy compared to the true level of science and technology developed by the US govt with taxpayer dollars and private corporations that already reap the profits, monetary and technologically.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 29, 2021 at 11:11 pm

      Well said!

      • marcos toledo on June 30, 2021 at 1:16 am

        I second that Robert.

  7. marcos toledo on June 29, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    Moon 44 anyone itis interesting that to my knowledge neither of the two IronSky movies have been shown on television. Just wondering why the government hasn’t come clean and admit NASA is and has been a dog of the military just turn it over to them with the military slush fund that would end NASA funding problems no more begging for money from stingy congress.

    • Richard on June 30, 2021 at 3:01 am

      By some accounts there’s quite a large sum of lost funds sloshing around.

  8. FiatLux on June 29, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    On the militarization aspect: Let’s assume the Moon already is, or soon will be, militarized in such a way that weapons can be pointed at Earth. In that case, the major nation-states and corporations on Earth will need a defense against Moon-based weaponry. I’m guessing that would require a defensive umbrella above Earth territory — in the atmosphere or (the already crowded) near-Earth orbit. So, is creating a defensive umbrella part of what HAARP technology and chemtrails are all about? My reading list is so long that I haven’t gotten to Elana Freeland’s work yet, but if you have and she addresses this, feel free to chime in.

  9. Steve Jinks (Ex Post Metronomus) on June 29, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    And, also this: Similarly to the LISTER / LMS synergy, the seismometers’ data will also help inform an interior picture of the lunar surface that LITMS is attempting to build.”

    Note the following: “interior surface.” Interesting choice of words. I recall in Dr. Farrell’s conversations with GeorgeAnn Hughes, the mention of 50 minutes of seismic “ringing” when the “Eagle” crashed back to the lunar surface on Apollo 12. It apparently caught the attention of others:

    • Richard on June 30, 2021 at 3:03 am

      Almost waiting to hear an expression similar to ““WE must know why the “Moon rang like a bell” those years ago,”” when that space craft was deliberately crashed into it.

      NASA has a lot of things to account for besides crummy photos and nit-wit excuses for spending more money. That’s not to say that there hasn’t been useful spin-off technology acquired throughout the past decades.

      If one stands back a ways there almost a sense of several groups vying for control (of something) and those controlling groups with a vested interest in things terrestrial extend well beyond the traditionally suggested orbit of Luna and they’re not lunatics on a rampage and a dare. They’re likely stealthier than the most secretive among the upright simian-types no matter the practiced censorship of certain known groups. No more surprise attacks after first talking nice and picking out furniture under the guise of treaties with associated discussions of cooperation on the home fronts. Never mind that crashed craft and Beings of another might have instigated this upright simian type to arms control that simply got out of control of the controllers. Water under the bridge already and out to sea.

      So long as this upright simian type has world-conquest-on-the-brain there will be militarization of nearly anything of consequence and, especially, of value toward survival. The world’s people population has already doubled since President Nixon went to China in the 70’s. Throughout the past 50 years or so there has been one instigation for trouble after another. It seems that noting who started the trouble has been little more than blurred imagery for the masses. Of course, the Moon deserves a closer look now. “For how much$”

  10. Robert Barricklow on June 29, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    It’s getting to be that my frame has become bias;
    For all I can see is information warfare; even on the far side of the moon.
    To today’s post.

    Now that information warfare includes messages
    [even in artifact form] from alien “life”, past and/or present?
    Because setting up those technologies, on the far side of the moon]
    that may capture alien signatures; is information not of this Earth.

    Of course, there’s “real” warfare, where the high ground[moon]
    is a perfect base for exotic military weapons pointed at Earth.

    I have to admit, in reading about the U.S. Space Force, I wonder if the information supplied by the Chinese defector has influenced the Moon mission/regions beyond Earth’s orbit?

    Jesus, they even have a word for: this side of the moon, cislunar space.
    If that weren’t enough, how about the winking mimicking of the TV series CHIPs/to funs an experiment to monitor cislunar space: CHPS, Cislunar Highway Patrol[surveillance, navigation, and communications].

    The tried and true structure of; socializing the costs while privatizing the profits, is being exported to space and beyond. This will take the form of the East India Company. Why not? They’re bringing back feudalism on Earth.

    Even a mission to space takes on the signature characteristics of ops w/in ops. As the CHIPS, Clearing House for Interbank Clearing System; to monopolize Earth -Moon financial clearing[of which surveillance is an op w/in that clearing system].

    Running late.
    White Rabbit

    • Robert Barricklow on June 29, 2021 at 6:57 pm

      Speaking of that Chinese defector,
      I wonder what information that Chinese defector has on Antarctica?
      Does that information have any links to the moon;
      specifically, the far side of the moon?
      If so; is that link alien in nature?
      Crazy, I know.
      But, both locations can be tied together w/technology;
      that gets you from one place to another, w/o a lot of eyeballs?
      Technology that can be virtually invisible under certain parameters?


  11. OrigensChild on June 29, 2021 at 9:24 am

    When will Cislunar Highway Patrol System (CHPS) begin issuing speeding tickets and illegal passing citations for inappropriate navigator behavior in the zone? I am tendering this in a light hearted manner, but seriously, these people never lose an opportunity to generate revenues–even in a cislunar highway. So, if this lighthearted response is up for serious consideration, who will be the governing agency? What type of authority will it have? How will these funds be collected and disbursed? I bet if these questions are on the table they already have a plan. As the high-ground develops, eventually the corporations will decide to make the moon their own province, then nation-state, then empire.

    • Joseph Aiello on June 29, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      CHiPS— California Highway Patrol

      • Wu Wu on June 29, 2021 at 8:03 pm

        CALIFORNIA is going to be running this?!?!?

        • marcos toledo on June 29, 2021 at 8:35 pm

          When hasn’t been running this dog and pony show WuWu.

    • Foglamp on June 29, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      One thing we do know is that they are not creative and they have a limited playbook. Ideas are recycled – wash, rinse and repeat. They are probably blowing the dust off The London Company or The East India Company files to remind themselves of all the relevant processes, procedures and controls. They will also be looking at ways to digitize that which can be digitized; but the underlying principles and concepts will probably be the same as the old ones: control, manipulate, harvest.

    • FiatLux on June 29, 2021 at 5:49 pm

      If anybody is going to issue tickets or collect tolls for using the “highway,” you can bet the job (and profits) will be outsourced from some governmental or United Nations entity to corporations. They’ll label it a “public-private partnership,” “stakeholder capitalism,” or whatever the plutocrats’ nutty PR consultants come up with next. And, as Robert Barricklow suggests, the infrastructure costs will be socialized even as the profits are privatized.

      • Wu Wu on June 29, 2021 at 8:16 pm

        As I see it, Pres.Trump’s massive allocation for “infrastructure” went almost immediately to 5G, and the development of 6G etc. And perhaps El Pretendente Bido’s new allocation( much more massive) for “infrastructure” is going to CHiPS. And so on around the world, in EU many countries are now agreeing to spend huge sums for “roads, and potholes”( that are decidedly not ‘green’, for some reason…) . And all this just as VTOLs and airtaxis are practically perfected and ready to roll out.

  12. Allen S on June 29, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Speaking of the Far Side (Gary Larson also comes to mind), back in the olden days after the first televised moon landing, whether the real or fake one, why the orbiting module didn’t snap a few high resolution photos with the Hasselblad state of the art cameras they had – of the far side during the flyby. And then, the totally dearth of photos during the years following!

    And of all the other orbiting moon maneuverings in the intervening decades. Of course during the intervening decades NASA was busy busy losing (happy to say not loosing) tons of moon related – film apparently abandoned in Burbank trash heap.

    I recall two or three fuzzy pics of the far side, otherwise nada. This was before I got hip to pixel scrubbing of all the other structures on the front side which have been recorded by current amateurs – in abundance.

    Cut to the chase: I know Dr. Farrell doesn’t believe it to be so, I rather suspect that all this is gaslighting for what has been ongoing since before most of us were born. All this, that, and the other thing is pablum for the gamers seeking a few virtual thrills. Pretend info.- gee whiz, lookie here.” When one in the know let slip that “we” can take ET home for lunch, he was in fact understating the situation. I say this after sixty years of reading, researching, percolating…

    Just my humble opinion. Time may reveal. Perhaps. Meanwhile, vivimuse vivamuse, (while we live, let’s live… if I got the Latin spelling right).

    • Robert Barricklow on June 29, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Gary Larson.
      The Best!

  13. DanaThomas on June 29, 2021 at 5:52 am

    Waiting for the US Secretary of State (there is one, isn’t there, what’s-his-name?) to go on a long, long mission up to the Far Side.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 29, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      Or, will Xiden appoint a Moon Ambassador?

      • Wu Wu on June 29, 2021 at 8:05 pm

        Maybe Bezos is about to do just that.

  14. Foglamp on June 29, 2021 at 5:24 am

    Yes, it is indeed reminiscent of The East India Company, etc. It also reminds me of The Templars and their voyage of disclosure to The New World in 1492, when it was already well understood that the Vikings, the Welsh and The Templars themselves – to name but three – had already been regular visitors to The “New” World for several centuries, if not longer. After all, most of the copper used in the European Bronze Age came from Michigan!
    Looking at YT channels like “Bruce Sees All,” “Alien Hunter” and “Mars Anomalies And Beyond,” it is difficult not to conclude that the Moon is already a well-developed and busy place and not what we have been led to believe at all. Now that corporate interests are increasingly being let in on the action and the financial world seems ready to migrate off the planet it has toasted, perhaps it has been concluded – as in 1492 – that a certain amount of disclosure can no longer be delayed? The race for profit is on again!

    • FiatLux on June 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm

      The parallel with East India Companies is apt, but the Templars/Columbus analogy may be even more so! You’re so right: these people recycle the same playbooks, century after century.

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