Before we get started with this week's blogs, I want to take a moment to thank all of you for your advice and well-wishes during last week's latest "weather crisis".  As many of you know (some of whom were in the same predicament), I was without water for the better part of last week, and consequently I fell way behind in my other work. I was hearing from people in Canada where it was tens of degrees below zero, to Minnesota where, in spite of people being used to such weather and knowing how to deal with it, they were experiencing similar difficulties, so thank you to all of you who took time to commiserate.

Now, in case you haven't heard, there's something going on with the U.S. Navy. (The following two articles, and much of today's high octane speculation, are courtesy of S.C.G.) My own personal fascination with this story began years ago, as regular readers of this website will know, with the U.S.S. Donald Cook incident. The Cook was an Aegis class frigate, supposedly with the latest radars and missile defense systems and a rather powerful complement of offensive weapons.  It was a stand-alone platform but could also do double duty as escorts for America's fleet of missile magnets aircraft carriers. The whole system - even the ability to steer and navigate the ship - depended upon all that radar and computers and other wonderful electronic gadgetry it was packing. But then, something happened while the ship was on patrol in the Black Sea. An obsolescent Russian Sukhoi-22 fighter jet approached the vessel on a low fly over, the ship's electronics suddenly shut down, leaving the Russian plane to do several mock attack runs before returning to its base.  The Donald Cook limped to the Romanian port of Constanza, where we were told that it was undergoing minor repairs, or, depending on which version of the story one consulted, the crew was being given a well-earned rest.

About six months later, the incident was repeated, this time in the Baltic Sea, but again, with the Donald Cook and a Russian Sukhoi-22. The message was apparently not received, because as we all know, the West proceeded with its war plans in the Ukraine, with predictable results.

The other part of this story was Obama's purging of the military officer corps, replacing old general and flag officers with the likes of General "thoroughly modern" Milley (with no offense intended to Julie Andrews who popularized the character in the film version of the musical).  Whatever was going on, it soon spread. The USS John McCain and Fitzgerald, both similar frigates to the Donald Cook, experienced collisions in the busy waters off Japan and Singapore, leading to expensive repairs, an American submarine ran into an undersea mountain, leading some in this reading audience to speculate that it was all due to bad training.  At the time, I was more inclined to believe in some sort of technological explanation such as electronic interference from some other power, a hypothesis I still strongly entertain, but in the newly awakened and illuminated American military staffed by the likes of Thoroughly Modern Milley, I have to wonder. (For a full list of my blogs about these topics, see https://gizadeathstar.com/?s=USS+John+McCain or do a search on the website for "USS John McCain").

Within this context, S.C.G. sends along the following two articles:

Why Are Almost 40 Percent of US Nuclear Attack Subs Out of Service?

USS Georgia Submarine Commander Arrested in Georgia and Relieved of Duty Due to ‘Loss of Confidence’

Now you'll note two significant things from these articles: firstly, many of the US Navy's attack submarines are out of service and apparently undergoing "repairs" for  some unspecified reason, leading to the speculation that "flaws" have been discovered. When I think of flaws in American submarines, the sad cases of the Skipjack and the Thresher come to mind. Secondly, a captain of one of the US Navy's ballistic missile submarines has been relieved of his command.  As is typical in such cases, especially when a commander of a "boomer" - a missile-launching submarine capable of launching cruise and ballistic missiles (SLBMs) - the Navy isn't saying why the captain was relieved.

In such circumstances, high octane speculation is bound to occur, and I herewith offer mine (along with my version of S.C.G.s high octane speculation that accompanied the articles). Having this many attack submarines undergoing "repair" at a time of heightened global tension, and all the war talk with Russia, is not a good thing. This may mean several things: (1) the war talk is just that: media hype and theater and saber rattling, when the reality is the US military is completely unprepared for any such major confrontation; (2) the submarines are being made war ready and needed repairs and maintenance are being undertaken in preparation for that; or (3) the "repairs" are a cover story for something else.  Bear in mind that "something else".

All of this brings us to the relief of the captain of the Georgia from his command. As the article notes, relieving a commander of his command is a serious matter, and such actions are undertaken only in the severest of cases of incompetence (including insanity)  to failure to follow orders, and so on. Which brings me to S.C.G.'s contribution to the high octane speculation of the day, and this comes in two major variants: Version One: Captain Patterson was exhibiting unusual behavior, perhaps even the so-called "brain fog" some have reported as an adverse reaction to the quackcines, which, you'll recall, the military mandated for its personnel, like pilots of aircraft and officers and crews of ships. Version Two: Perhaps some behavior was exhibited that cast doubt on Captain Patterson's willingness to fire his missiles at a target (Russia) if ordered by the current (completely corrupt and insane and criminal) government, and as a result, was relieved of his command, to be eventually replaced by someone "more reliable."  It is to be noted that "version one" and "version two" are not mutually exclusive.

And this brings us back to those "repairs" of attack submarines: what if what was "discovered" in those vessels were prior inadequate or faulty maintenance, done perhaps by maintenance workers who, themselves, were experiencing "brain fog"?

From "woke" personnel, potential brain fog and other adverse quackcine reactions among personnel and officers, inadequate training, and technological interference from potential enemies, it's not a pretty picture.

It's not a time for the neo-con warmongers and nutcases in Swampington DC to be considering going to war with Ecuador, much less Russia.

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".

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  1. Michael UK on January 23, 2024 at 4:42 am

    It has been widely reported that the Virginia Class of submarines are unreliable and have wear and tear issues with some components and parts.

    Also there was a problem with their stealth skin coatings peeling off.

    • anakephalaiosis on January 23, 2024 at 7:33 am

      Too much keelhauling will scrape the paint, whereas gauntlets, and walking the plank, are more cost-effective.

  2. Nidster - on January 23, 2024 at 4:16 am

    Dealing with ‘brain fog’ from long COVID-19? W.H.O. could have anticipated such a thing that somehow mysteriously appeared from the Wuhan labs in China? Long COVID-19, also known as post-COVID syndrome, involves a wide range of health problems that occur many weeks, months and years after recovering from a COVID-19 infection, or possibly just by receiving the ‘right kind of jab’? Sometimes symptoms of long COVID-19 can include cognitive difficulties. The term ‘brain fog’ has been used to describe some of those symptoms. The REAL question is could the ‘jab’ ALSO cause a manifestation as an adverse reaction to the ‘quackcine jab’ which the high commanders of the military mandated for every, and ALL military personnel? If so, that would raise suspicions towards that guy whose name rhymes with “Anthony Grouchy”, and who was suspiciously associated at one time with the labs in Wuhan, China.

  3. SpaceWombat on January 22, 2024 at 9:18 pm

  4. tyrtul on January 22, 2024 at 7:17 pm

    Two things –

    1. The sub CO getting relieved for a DUI is nothing unusual. The Navy has been at war with alcohol since Tailhook in 1991. The Navy put the base clubs under observation for alcohol abuse, which drove the sailors off base to do their drinking, which resulted in an increase in DUI’s. The sub CO getting relieved is part of the winnowing process to higher command. Napoleon used to asked prospective field marshals, “We know you’re good, but are you lucky?”. This CO wasn’t lucky.

    2. Besides the Navy’s poor material condition, the reason 40% of the Navy’s SSN’s are Out of Service instead of a normal 20% could be due to manning issues.
    There’s no replacements in the pipelines to man all SSN’s properly. The SSN crews in maintenance periods could be being cannibalized to to fully man the operational ships until overall manpower levels increase. This would mean maintenance periods could require being increased from 24 months to 36 months to compensate for the decrease is maintenance crew numbers.

    • anakephalaiosis on January 23, 2024 at 7:07 am

      Good luck is good flow, good run, good race, and therefore also good runes, that are the footsteps throughout a run.

      Effortless flow becomes a measure of luck, which means moving from one moment, to the next, effortlessly.

      Awareness of awareness creates pure intent, that allows flow to become effortless, and move unattached, which is luck.

      Carefree is a lucky man, a “cloud in trousers”, says the Russian poet.

      • anakephalaiosis on January 23, 2024 at 8:47 am

        BTW, the female hysteria is the downside of seeking attachment to the unattached, which surges like a bacchanalian Beatlemania.

        A feminist Metropolis seeks to attach itself to honour, like a femme fatale, which is a Medusa, whose head the Scythians decapitated.

        When patriarchy went mobile on the steppe, Sodom and Gomorrah were burned to the ground, for good luck, and swastika is lucky charm, in Sanskrit.

        Swastika is the Olam cycle, swirling inside the compass idea.


        • anakephalaiosis on January 23, 2024 at 9:20 am

          BTW, the class society is the top side of female hysteria, which is the pecking order, that is adapted into the military, as rank and uniform.

          Same applies, to the hall of fame, which is boosted as Hollywood stardom, a control mechanism, that decides, what idols are idolised, in idolatry.

          The Assyrian empires need the “divine right of kings” doctrine, to create an illusion, and are threatened, by a secular king definition.

          The luckiest man in the world is a king of himself, whom the looney tunes envy.

          Mad King George & Co:

  5. Barbara on January 22, 2024 at 6:34 pm

    The increasing number of articles showing problemz and almost a decay of American military is worrisom and puzzling to say the least.
    But why now, is it because the critical mass ot is finnaly was reached? Or may be there is another purpose behind it. Like for example, somebody is trying to enrage America s against this mishaps and direct anger toward a real culprits.
    Military Industrial complex that is fraudulently financed and holds hostage new tech and new types of weaponry?

  6. marcos toledo on January 22, 2024 at 6:21 pm

    It is interesting that all the five eves nations are having problems with their militaries . Equipment and personal problems and I wonder who behind all these problem but Europe used their colonies as trash cans for centuries maybe it’s all a case of the chickens coming home to roost.

    • anakephalaiosis on January 23, 2024 at 7:55 am

      Assyrian empires always run into that snag, when the advertised “promised land” doesn’t have running water, causing Scythians to complain about bad plumbing, and behead the landlord.

      Thus says the king of Assyria: ‘Make your peace with me and come out to me; then every one of you will eat from your own vine and your own fig tree, and drink water from your own cistern, until I come and take you away to a land like your land, a land of grain and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive oil and honey, that you may live and not die.’ (Eckart Frahm: Assyria)

  7. Henry Richardson on January 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm

  8. Terminal Tom on January 22, 2024 at 12:28 pm

    Submarine crews have a pretty stressful job, which includes living in close quarters with a bunch of other people for long periods of time and being away from home for long tours.

    Combine that with possible marital stress issues (commanders are big studs who make pretty good money and marry highly attractive women) and you have a recipe for potential drinking or even drug probs.

    I might remind everybody that a highly prominent naval officer was kicked out of the Navy some years ago for cocaine abuse and is now in the process of embroiling the POTUS in one scandal after another.

    As for the subs in maintenance… yeah there might be something going on there… OTOH 31 operational nuclear attack subs is a pretty formidable force, providing their crews don’t run them aground or into other ships.

    So everybody take a chill pill… speculate all you want but don’t get your panties in a wad

  9. ExternalObserver on January 22, 2024 at 12:11 pm

    Technical insubordination! “Sorry boss, can’t do, the Sub is in the shop” 😉

  10. John Cawley on January 22, 2024 at 12:04 pm

    Possible reasons to sack an individual sub captain are numerous and several good hypotheses are offered in the blog. The report that 40% of our attack subs are in for repairs is much more interesting to me. A frigate or destroyer presents an attack surface to many enemy vectors: sea based, land based, air based and space-based. Oops, turns out we aren’t doing so well in electronic warfare.

    What about a sub? OK, you mil tech experts out there, help me out, please. Can a sub “call home” when underwater? I suspect it can. What if a major state actor could place powerful EW pods in strategically important seabeds. They would be completely silent until they picked up a signature they could interpret as adversary. Then they would activate. Maybe just a quick, undetectable burst would be enough to make the sub’s “nervous system” go haywire. Moving to lower-octane speculation, Occam’s razor suggests retooling the weapons for war. Of course the cruel beauty of Occam is that folks taking comfort in that logic may miss the cleverly disguised bonus of something(s) else happening concurrently.

    • Frank on January 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm

      To answer your questions, our submarines can communicate via a mile long micro thin cable which while underway and beneath the waves can receive communications on a regular basis. They may now have even more sophisticated methods of communications. As for the percentage of boats needing maintenance. As in all large navies ships are scheduled for maintenance well in advance which includes upgrades, repairs, painting and major refits. Emergency repairs are handled on a case by case basis and the needs of the fleet in what type of ship and its roll going to the head of the line for those repairs.
      All that being said the staffing levels of all our services are way down as men and women turning the age of service are not seeing the service as a good opportunity to enhance their future. Add to this the severity of woke being injected into the service from the traitors in power most young people are not going to the armed services. That is why talk of the draft never dies. This happens in cycles and the economy enters into this equation. Hard times usually help higher enlistment but with “woke” and the current administration among other things is not helping. One last thing that may be hindering the US Navy. Space Force is a very new branch and the money is most likely being spent equipping and training of that new service. Space Force will be a new challenge to the US Navy as both rely on special vehicles in which to operate within their own environments. Surface ships and submarines to control vast amounts of oceans vs star ships and space station which have to be designed, built and new technology developed to get a military force into orbit. Guess what? There goes the budget for repairs, new ships and training for an old service. The US Air Force may also suffer in conventional equipment like fighter planes, bombers and transports plus upgrades to their maintenance facilities to get Buzz Lightyear and his Star Ship off the planet and into orbit to fight those Klingons and other non desirable aliens that keep popping up in all those UFOs and other forms of swamp gas and ball lightning. Just some observations.

  11. anakephalaiosis on January 22, 2024 at 7:00 am

    Napoleon Zelensky is a rabid dog, and the top dog royalty, shaking hands with his rabies, are equally seen, as carriers of mad dog disease.

    Rabies is the driving force behind empires, and, when the brass starts foaming at the mouth, it is a sure sign of having been bitten by a werewolf.

    According to a Doctor Who episode, Queen Victoria had a close encounter with a werewolf, and now her infliction is incubating in Buckingham Palace.

    A transatlantic cordon sanitaire will stop the spread of genetic disorder to the colonies.

    Mad King George & Co:

  12. Richard on January 22, 2024 at 6:04 am

    EtOH (ethanol alcohol) abuse, a common component in beverages containing alcohol and where a designated driver is recommended, is taken very seriously and tolerance is ‘0’ when rules and laws are violated while under its influence. Simply put, it is poor judgement to be drinking alcohol containing beverages and driving. Likely where the phrase, ‘loss of confidence in his ability to command’ comes from. The commander’s arrest and charges, what little is said about the incident, speak for themselves.

    Formerly the Voice of Russia, its propagandized entries, and its use also speak for themselves, especially, in favor of its state sponsored source.

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