I don't know about you, but with all the craziness in the world, I could use a "fun" story beyond a herd of elephants going on a rampage in China. T.M. found one, and shared it (thank you), and I definitely want to blog about it, because I have some high octane speculation to advance in respect to it:

Russia Is Going to Try to Clone an Army of 3,000-Year-Old Scythian Warriors

So here's the story in a nutshell:

When you hold a job like Defense Minister of Russia, you presumably have to be bold and think outside the box to protect your country from enemy advances. And with his latest strategic idea—cloning an entire army of ancient warriors—Sergei Shoigu is certainly taking a big swing.


In an online session of the Russian Geographical Society last month, Shoigu, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggested using the DNA of 3,000-year-old Scythian warriors to potentially bring them back to life. Yes, really.

First, some background: The Scythian people, who originally came from modern-day Iran, were nomads who traveled around Eurasia between the 9th and 2nd centuries B.C., building a powerful empire that endured for several centuries before finally being phased out by competitors. Two decades ago, archaeologists uncovered the well-preserved remains of the soldiers in a kurgan, or burial mound, in the Tuva region of Siberia.

Now, to be clear, I'm not doubting that Defense Minister Shoigu said what he said.

What I'm much more interested in - for the sake of our high octane speculation of the day - is why he said it.  With DARPA and other groups in the West proposing, and doing research in, the creation of super-soldiers that can go without sleep for prolonged periods of time like dolphins (yes, dolphins!), heal themselves through nano-technology, communicate telepathically, and so on, one shouldn't be surprised that sooner or later someone - in this case, Marshal Shoigu - would get the brilliant idea of "resurrecting" the fierce warriors of the past, be they Scythian warriors, Darius' Persian "immortals," perhaps Caesar's Tenth Legion, and so on.

The difficulty of cloning humans is, of course, an obstacle, and the article goes into an explanation as to why it's so difficult.

Which brings me to my high octane speculation: What if Shoigu is simply joking? It would be a very Russian thing to do: point out an area of "neglected military research", make a serious proposal to a group of serious academics like the Russian Geographical Society, and sit back and wait for the West - already experimenting with dolphins to learn how they manage to let one half of their brain sleep while the other half continues fully awake, and so on - to jump on the bandwagon: "Scythian warriors! What a wonderful idea!", and spend beaucoups amounts of money creating cloned armies and updating Caesar's legions or Darius' "Immortals" with the latest in military technology and weaponry. Of course, such a strategy assumes that the West is so devolved into utter lunacy that it would do it...

... oh, wait, the West really is devolved into utter lunacy...

So, "you tell me."  Is Marshal Shoigu serious? Or perhaps having a little bit of serious fun?

Or is he hinting at something more serious, namely, that the "super-soldiers" of the past may have been bred - genetically engineered - for the purpose?

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. KSW on June 11, 2021 at 9:17 am

    Is it just me? I’m beginning to really like the Russians – I’m taking the side that they have a great sense of humor, even if ancient cloning may have happened. We’re not Dolphins – last thing we need are a bunch of half-brained soldiers running around unless they are planning to create an entirely new hybrid-humanoid. Yikes and Double Yikes!

  2. anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2021 at 1:14 am

    From Isaac’s sons, to wild Saxon hoofprints, is straight from the Holy Writ, into Old Norse position in Scandinavia.

    The autism, in the American Bible Belt, FEELS threatened by that, because it removes Rottenchild’s pet project off the map.

    The Russians understand their origin on the steppe, and the Bible Belt is in denial of that. The lies in the West are coming from the Vatican.


    When Assyrian eagle of transgression,
    moved against trenched position,
    Isaacs and brass band
    made last stand,
    in new musical composition.

    Melody had never been heard before,
    as God’s angel on dance floor,
    and she swept plain
    like falling rain,
    in sword of fire, guarding door.

    Such was Melody’s song of freedom,
    breaking chains of thralldom,
    that music was heard
    by eagle bird,
    in Assyrian crumbly kingdom.


    Dry was Assyrian military plan,
    to sober up wine man,
    so grapeless be
    his captivity,
    in faraway mare-milk land.

    At first there was frustration,
    in empty drink situation,
    until booze angel
    did miracle,
    in mare-milk fermentation.

    Arisen from mare-milk brewery,
    galloped skilled archery,
    in drinking game
    taking aim,
    at Assyrian boring tyranny.


    Hooves of thundering ground,
    in drumbeating sound,
    of heartfelt ride
    was pride,
    breaking Assyrian bound.

    When horse and man are one,
    warfare is already won,
    as voice of land
    will stand,
    when all is said and done.

    Blessed, by his four feet friend,
    captivity came to an end,
    because wisdom
    in freedom,
    broken heart will mend.


    Freedom is mounted goddess,
    who reigns in wilderness,
    with steppe arisen
    flying horizon,
    of limitless consciousness.

    Her smile makes clouds glow,
    caught by golden arrow,
    as feathered dart
    pierces hart,
    flying light-winged sparrow.

    Greeted, by her sunrise on plain,
    she is foreboded explain,
    that headed for fall
    is fire in all,
    riding sunset, at end of reign.


    Saxon river stream is race runner,
    in whom God flows wild river,
    that springeth forth
    out of earth,
    in quest for deep water.


    Man from Snowy River went Godspeed,
    placing all his trust in four feet,
    and God, the only one,
    was final run,
    in free rein of heart steed.

  3. marcos toledo on June 11, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Cloning humans is difficult tell that to mother nature they are called identical twins. One egg and sperm two persons instead of one same sex though. Victor Frankenstein and Josef Mengele report to Lab 05 your lab rats are ready Central expects the best from both of you we paying good money for your services. By the way, a story like this from Russia is not new under Stalin the super-soldiers were to be ape-human hybrids.

    • anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

      Scandinavians, being Scythians, came by Russian rivers to Denmark, through Caucasus, and therefore they are named Caucasians.

      Those were elves, not orcs!

  4. Joe on June 10, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Yes Joseph,Je suis d’accord.Our friend John Lear,whose father was the founder of Lear Jets etc…had it on very reliable authority that cloning was taking place in the U.K. over 3 decades ago.A Mellon family member confirmed it not so long ago.Where to ?from here to eternity?????(What a good movie…)

  5. Mikhail on June 10, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Well, what did you expect from a man who is deeply involved in magic and shamanistic rituals, who has connected the whole political elite of Russia to it, who holds rituals on the day of the solar eclipse, who built a temple of the Ministry of Defense, only lazy has not stomped on discussions of its occult peculiarities… For example, this temple holds such specific artefacts as a real Hitler suit (in an “orthodox” temple, yes) so yes, this is all about the man who decided to resurrect the Scythian soldiers of antiquity and believe me, he sincerely believes in the success of this endeavor. By the way, before heading the Ministry of Defense, he headed the Ministry of Emergency Situations (the abbreviation MES (МЧС) in russian can give food for very high-octane speculations, for example it can be deciphered as the Ministry of the Black Sun). Nothing reminds?

    • anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2021 at 12:52 am

      Leadership, that endorses hand-to-hand combat, in martial art, knows timely action.

      Scythians came up through the Russian rivers, and became Scandinavians.

      Scythian martial art provides backdrop, to the saga of Jesus the Christ.

      Therefore Scythian resurrection is a Second Coming:

    • anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2021 at 12:53 am

      Leadership, that endorses hand-to-hand combat, in martial art, knows timely action.

      Scythians came up through the Russian rivers, and became Scandinavians.

      Scythian martial art provides backdrop, to the saga of Jesus the Christ.

      Therefore Scythian resurrection is a Second Coming.

  6. Jon on June 10, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    “Mr. President, we cannot allow a Scythian Warrior gap!”

  7. Richard on June 10, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    In the photo of those bones, one couldn’t help but notice the contour of that humerus in the top skeletal remains. It seems it once had a lot of muscle attached. Considering the warrior class long ago, it probably was the sword-arm of battle for that warrior.

    A super soldier with a built-in gene code for unwavering loyalty, like the fictional Jem’Hadar of the Dominion, would seem to have some undisclosed advantages compared to forced programming techniques currently toyed with through various social means.

    If it’s simply a matter of enticing or piquing the interest of developing and sending massive amounts of resources to divert a fiscal budget, . . . it seems that interested nation states need to get past that gain-of-you-know-what first. Of course, if the intent is to get science fully engaged in that type of cloning, . . . well, . . . one can already see how stealing innovations, breakthroughs, and intellectual property tends to save time through the research & development stages as well as resources toward any hegemonic goal that class of warrior would hold. Marshal Shoigu may have his sights on further bilking the taxpayer unawares. Given how easily some are distracted with shiny objects his suggestion might just gain traction along with significant function.

  8. Robert Barricklow on June 10, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Computer and google having a little fun w/my posting today.
    Back later; with more ammunition.
    White Rabbit; Google Archipelago, USSA.

    • Robert Barricklow on June 10, 2021 at 8:01 pm

      This morning my computer began dancing w/the platform monopolies; giving me nothing but commercialization personified: this advertisement, followed a step later[click] by that advertisement; tango screen shot, after tango screen shot – being murdered by commercial shot, after shot.

      I was typing away about today’s blog on Russ; running out of time.
      And poof!
      Gone w/the wind.
      Just enough time left to type a few lines.

      Returned, and found that Dr. Farrell
      was also having to dance w/his computer
      in preparing his New & Views.

      As I remember; after reading Dr. Farrell’s headline I commented on Russia’s wicked sense of humor; especially for those leaders growing up in the USSR. Ironically, the USSA is now a blast from the past for those Russian leaders. Although “our” USSA is not the same, it certainly rhymes; and most assuredly, is replete more than enough w/humor to burn.
      When I read about Russia; I framed their response to the “West”
      with both a critical & humorous eye, at once.
      Unfortunately, reading an article from the “West” now
      may also involve some form of ideological “wokieness”*.
      *[Won’t any justice to this word; as I have absolutely no respect for it].

      Last night I watched Wheel of Fortune and
      Pat Sajak quipped about what different groups of animals are called.
      [those murder of crows should doing ads w/google].
      By the way, a group of elephants is a parade of elephants.
      [My wife says, No!. It’s a herd of elephants].

      This Russian DNA story is just another, of a deluge of applied 21st Century biological sciences, that are investing the already dystopian surveillance landscape.
      Even the current book I’m reading: Stormland by John Shirley 2021, is choke full of futuristic biology/Nan-design proteid capsule-microscopic, small enough for intramuscular injection. One shot and they dissolve, work their way into the bloodstream, and they know right where to go. They tinker w/little glandular factories in the body to produce hormones-specialized hormones. Better than we can make synthetically. Human beings being made into living highly specialized individual drug factories/pg 52.

      Probably all ready history.
      These crazies are loaded down w/technologies that demand “they” slow down, and take a look around at what’s going on[like the old song goes].
      But they’re simply forging ahead, by shooting us all up w/experimental drug after experimental drug.

      Makes one wonder why a group of apes
      is called a shrewdness of apes?

      Is man now, on that road; going from ape, to FUBAR?

  9. Melodi on June 10, 2021 at 7:06 am

    This article story originally came out a few months ago and was posted on another forum I’m on. I ran it by my husband who said: “that’s a very weird idea because you are only going to get genetic identical twins of those people (if it works) and if you raised them like modern couch potatoes they will just be Russian Couch potatoes, and it would be nearly impossible to raise them exactly like ancient step’s nomads.”

    Unless there really is something they think may be hidden in the ancient DNA that modern people have lost and could use, there doesn’t seem to be much point to this exercise unless it is either a joke or a deflection away from some similar research that really does have some purpose.

    Now I could easily see trying to extract Densovian or Neanderthal DNA for potential plusses to add towards trying to create a new generation of super-strong soldiers or something; though having probably a lot of Neanderthal DNA myself I can say that the tendencies towards arthritis, type II and other issues might cause complications. Though since most of them don’t start to happen until people are in their 50s, the Russians might not care if the goal is super-soldiers.

    • anakephalaiosis on June 10, 2021 at 7:32 am

      Scythian potatoes are grown in yurts:

      They are the best festival tents. Spacious, and cool in the summer.

      • ats on June 10, 2021 at 10:35 am

        This is a NLP bot, I am convinced.

        • anakephalaiosis on June 11, 2021 at 12:46 am

          I suspect the Sioux teepee has cooling effect during hot summer days as well. It is the coolness of earth, that gives pleasant temperature inside the tent.

          While others less fortunate are holocausted, during peak of summer sunshine, the festival tent campers live luxurious on the steppe.

  10. anakephalaiosis on June 10, 2021 at 6:28 am

    The Greek term “Scythian” is a general nickname for the steppe nomads, of whom, the Sakis/Saxons are of particular interest.

    It was their military software upgrade, that brought down empires. Scythian Yoga + Druidic Runes = Super-Soldier.

    To move, from the 8-point compass, to 32-point compass, one needs the alchemy of year, that is defined as Elohim-Yahweh.

    The Bible Belt is too brainwashed, to consider militarization of Yoga & Runes, and yet only a Super-Soldier can draw sword from stone.

  11. DanaThomas on June 10, 2021 at 5:56 am

    I’ll see you and raise you one on that. According to proponents of RV, using directed attention and the observer effect, you can “step into” a visualized archetype – oh wait, it’s also called “magic”….

    • anakephalaiosis on June 10, 2021 at 6:51 am

      The Romans were not unfamiliar with the sectoral divide. The compass is mapping the horizon.

      The 360 degrees view is too broad-minded, to modern mindset, that is compartmentalized.

      The steppe nomad saw sea of grass, in all directions. The roads lead to all directions.

      One is less territorial on the move. That is rock-and-roll.

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