There's a new interview here from Dark Journalist that we recorded last year:
I absolutely had to blog about this one, since so many people sent me versions of this story, and because I've written about Antarctica in conjunction with the persistent postwar rumors of some sort of Nazi base there, and because of the persistent rumors of "high strangeness" on the southern polar continent.
Here's the crux of the story:
Researchers from a number of UK universities and the British Antarctic Survey - a research centre based on the continent - detected the tunnels when they flew a plane over the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in West Antarctica.
Radar from the plane, as well as satellite photos, revealed that ridges and cavities on the surface of the ice sheet corresponded to tunnels lying at its base.
The 820-foot tunnels are nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower - which measures just over 987 feet - and more than four times as tall as Tower (Bridge) - which comes in at 213 feet.
Researchers concluded that the placement of the tunnels means that they were most likely formed from meltwater - water released from melting ice - that flowing underneath the ice sheet, over land, and into the ocean.
The data revealed that water moved beneath the ice in concentrated channels, similar to rivers. (Emphasis added)
This intrigues me for the obvious reason that it appears to confirm in some respects those persistent stories about Nazi bases in Antarctica that have been around since the Nazi Neuschwabenland expedition to the continent in late 1938 and early 1939, that I review in my books Reich of the Black Sun, and again in Roswell and the Reich. These rumors have always included the idea, in some circles, that the Nazis actually built and maintained research facilities on the continent for the development of advanced and exotic technologies, a view which I have disputed and continue to dispute, simply because such a possibility would seem to be beyond the logistical capabilities of the German navy during the war, and more importantly, when more secure, less logistically vulnerable possibilities existed for the placement of such facilities in southern Latin America.
But the presence of such tunnels, of such a large scale, hollowed out but under-ice flows of water, suggest the possibility, one which I have entertained as a distinct possibility, of hidden u-boat bases under the ice. Such possibilities would have been within the capabilities of the German navy, and such bases would have been of value for a variety of reasons.
So let's indulge in our trademark high octane speculation once again. Why would one look for such tunnels in the first place, and why would it be the British doing it? the geological and scientific reasons are fairly obvious and do not need to be rehearsed. It's the hidden possibilities, the historical ones, that intrigue me. Tunnels of such size could hide any number of things, large things, and thus perhaps one is looking at yet another attempt to corroborate the existence of lost secret Nazi bases, or even something more ancient. The discovery of the tunnels(or perhaps, re-discovery) places the famous expedition of Admiral Byrd, Operation Highjump, in late 1946 and early 1947, once again into a unique light, for let it be recalled that this expedition was outfitted for a stay of several months, and yet, only stayed for a few weeks, when the Admiral called it quits, and headed back to the USA, giving an interview with the El Mercurio newspaper of Santiago, Chile, on the way back, in which he warned that the USA would have to prepare defenses against "enemy fighters that can fly from pole to pole with tremendous speed."
Many people sent me this one, but because I am unable to find a good source for the story, though many versions are available, I'm filing this in my gray basket, simply because there appears to be no corroborating scientific testing of the alleged skulls. A Few things, however, should be noted: (1) these types of finds are exactly what one would expect the Nazi Ahnenerbedienst to be interested in recoving, and (2) you'll not one of the alleged depicted skulls is of the "elongated cranium" form that have been found in skulls from Peru and other places in the world:
Yesterday, you'll recall, I blogged about the strange suspension of trading on the New York Stock Exchange(NYSE) on July 8, due to a "technical glitch." As you'll also recall, July 8 & 9 appeared to be two days rife with technical glitches, as United Airlines also suffered "network connectivity issues" and a German Patriot missile battery in Turkey began to execute commands coming from outside the unit and, presumably, from outside the Bundeswehr command structure itself. Adding fuel to the conspiracy theories, traders in contact with Alex Jones' website commentator, Paul Joseph Watson, had indicated to him that the trading was suspended because of the Chinese market meltdown. They speculated that it was no glitch, but perhaps Chinese "retaliation", a point that, as I observed, would make more sense if the alleged Chinese attack had been market wide and not just confined to the NYSE, since trading continued via other venues. Additionally, the hacking group Anonymous issued a direct statement on Wall Street the day prior to the "glitch" and the suspension of trading, a fact made more intriguing because concurrent with the NYSE "glitch", the Wall Street Journal also suffered a website shutdown. As a final indicator that there was more going on than merely a "glitch," President Obama was apparently briefed on the situation, while the Heimatsicherheitdienst, aka The Department of Homeland Security, issued bland assurances that there were no indications of any cyber attack.
Well, obviously, I think the contrary, otherwise there would be no need to brief the President, who already has a full plate and doesn't need to be briefed about "technical glitches," unless the glitch spells some sort of threat to national security.
The question then becomes, who did it, and why?
Here the high octane speculative possibilities can run riot: was the USA sending a message to Germany that "we can shut down any systems purchased from this country at will?" If so, then the message is probably counter-productive, since the Germans will most likely develop their own systems,and bypass any potential "American override" capability in their systems. Was the message a retaliatory message from the USA to Germany, implying that the latter country may have had something to do with the "technical glitch?" Again, most probably not, though it is only fair to recall that Frau Merkel was not terribly pleased about the NSA hacking her cellphone, and took steps to have Germany's BND review its procedures.
Which leaves the Anonymous statement itself, and what that group may, or may not, represent. It bills itself, of course, as a kind of independent freelance group of hackers fed up with American "dollar diplomacy"(to cite a notorious document that I mention in The Third Way). But if so, it's a group with skills that could only (in my opinion) be gained by dint of some contact with the military and data processing capabilities of a major power. Independent it may be, but its expertise - if indeed it pulled off the NYSE, United Airlines, and German patriot missile battery feats - indicates some connection, somewhere, to a major military power.
I suggest, therefore, that the Patriot missile battery attack may indicate who that group may be, and what they may be "up to," for as noted above, the attack on the missile battery can have but one result, namely, forcing the Bundeswehr to reassess its weapons procurement strategies, and to disentangle itself from reliance on any American equipment whatsoever. If so, then Anonymous' motivations in this respect might indicate less a Chinese or Russian connection, as is often urged, and more some sort of connection to a sovereign entity of an entirely different sort, one working behind several corporate and national fronts.
I'm not ruling out the Chinese or Russian connections that so many advocate for the group, but given the strangeness of the events of July 8 and 9, I'm not ruling out this possibility either, for there may indeed by another player on the block than the conventional ones of China, Russia, and, for that matter, any other military power and typical nation-state. It may be that we have to take Anonymous at their word, that they really are an independent international group with that kind of expertise and, by implication, the financial backing and technologica capability, to pull off things like this.
And if that be the case, there are few "internationally based" contenders in the historical record...
See you on the flip side...
Friday night, June 19, 2015, and Saturday morning June 20, 2015, I appeared on the American overnight show, Coast to Coast AM, with host George Noory and his guest, well-known space anomaly researcher Richard C. Hoagland. I must confess that it was a last-minute decision on Coast's part, but perhaps a brief explanation of the circumstances will illuminate why I'm writing this blog today, for I'm writing to clarify some remarks I made which I don't think that many may have "understood," with the exception of Mr. Hoagland, who understood immediately.
My appearance was a very last minute decision on the part of Mr. Noory and the Coast production staff, as I had just earlier that day recorded and posted my comments on the story that appeared on the Russian news service Isvestia, by Vladimir Markin, that Russia wants a full investigation of what happened to the lost Apollo "artefacts", and an explanation of why NASA (allegedly) destroyed some archival footage of the Moon landings, and that some of the lunar rocks cannot be found. By implication, Russia also wants to know where they are now.Very quickly into the show it became apparent that Mr. Hoagland's views on the story were almost exactly my own, and hence my appearance during the show's final hour and a half.
So what are the remarks that need clarification? I made two basic observations during the show, and these are the observations I want to reinforce here:
- First, I pointed out that President Putin's senior eonomic advisor, Mr. Sergei Glazyev, had stated last year(with respect to the crisis in the Ukraine), that Moscow's fight was not with the Nazis in Kiev, but with the Nazis in Washington SC. When I stated this, Mr. Hoagld became animated because he appreciated the deep significance. But for those who need a reminder, it is his hypothesis, along with many other researchers including Linda Hunt, and yours truly, that NASA became the home to a faction of Nazis(quite literally) who remained not only infuential but to a degree "independent" within that organization (along with, in Mr. Hoagland's model, two other factions, which he calls the "Masons" and the "Magicians.") Additionally, we all know the history of the Faustian bargain American intelligence made with the Nazi military intelligence organization Fremde Heere Ost as World War Two drew to a close. My point in raising Mr. Glazyev's comment was therefore to set the recent Russian call for an investigation into the Apollo into a much wider and longer historical and geopolitical context. Thus, my remark wa meant to highlight that Russian calls for an Apollo investigation might thus be construed as one element in what Russia perceives to be a war with the Nazis in Washington, a war that would include America's space and intelligence communities by dint of the historical context and reasoning.
- I also pointed out, in a brief remark toward the end of the show, that there is yet another possible context in which the Russian calls for an Apollo investigation should be viewed, and that is the financial one. I mentioned, briefly, my hypothesis that a hidden system of finance was put into place in the year 1947 by President Truman, to fund not only covert operations against the Soviet Communist bloc, but also, and more importantly, to fund a long term black research project or projects of technological development. This of course is the hypothesis I advanced in Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations and again at the San Mateo Secret Space Program conference last year. Thus, the Russian call for an investigation of Apollo by implication could potentially spill over into an exposure of this hidden financial system, developed in part to research exotic space technologies. Coming as it does during a time that Russia and China are decoupling from the dollar and building parallel international financial institutions and clearing, the calls for an Apollo investigation could potenitally uncover aspects of this system.
These are the broader geopolitical and historical contexts in which I think the story must be viewed, for Apollo itself occurred within those contexts and was a part of them. I share the idea that Mr. Markin's article could not have appeared without some sort of higher government approval, and thus I suspect that this is a story that, have been once broached, will be difficult for the Russian government to retreat from. What really remains to be seen is what, if any, investigation will be undertaken, and what it may uncover.
See you on the flip side...
For those who have been following the ebola story, there is a certain strain - no pun intended - in the conversation that has been maintaining all along that the whole thing could very well be the case of a bioweapon, either deliberately or inadvertently let out of the box. In this case, the argument was shared by Mr. V.T., and quite an argument it is:
What interests me here is the connection to central Africa, which I have commented on both in blogs and in my News and Views from the Nefarium (for Oct 18th of this year):
4. “This means that these outbreaks arose from different “jumps” from the animal reservoir to the human population. The similarity between samples from the current outbreak confirm that it originated from a single jump, and since that time the disease has spread exclusively from human to human. This is different from previous outbreaks, which had spread via multiple zoonotic events.”
If there were different “jumps” then we should have seen a pattern of “jumping” ebola outbreaks continuously over time and space from Zaire in 1976 to West Africa in 2013. There is no such pattern. That’s 3500 kilometers and no “jumping” ebola outbreaks.
5. Now to the Science article: “Phylogenetic comparison to all 20 genomes from earlier outbreaks suggests that the 2014 West African virus likely spread from central Africa within the past decade. Rooting the phylogeny using divergence from other ebolavirus genomes is problematic ….”
Once again, if it spread from central Africa within the past decade, we would have seen the “spread” of Ebola outbreaks during the past decade as it made its way to West Africa. We have not. And notice right out at the outset they admit their basic methodology here is “problematic.” That is precisely correct. The entire study they admit themselves is “problematic.” It sure is “problematic” Basically the US biowarriors at Kenema are covering their own rear ends. That’s the problematique of this “study”—cover-up"
While everyone is focused on the current outbreaks, however, the one that has always interested me is Zaire. In previous blogs I have pointed out the possible connection of the first outbreaks in Zaire to the then contemporary West German OTRAG private compound. In this respect, I pointed out that the whole murky OTRAG story was first comprehensively addressed precisely in the context of engineered bioweapons by Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz (D.M.D..,M.A., M.P.H.) in his book Emerging Viruses: AIDS AND Ebola:Nature, Accident, or Intentional?(In my opinion, a vitally important book.) It seems appropriate in the above context, to revisit something he quoted in his book, citing his own attempts to track down the origins of AIDS and Ebola:
Among the government documents I discovered, while visiting the BPL in search of the Rockefeller Commission report, was a Moscow WorldService radio broadcast alleging a Pentagon link to the development of AIDS.... Gorbachev had not laid the AIDS allegation to rest in 1987. In the Spring of 1988, a high-ranking Soviet press official, Boris Belitskiy, offered the latest Soviet position regarding Pentagon involvement in the creation of HIV:
"BELITSKIY: Several US Administration officials, such as USIA (CIA) Director Charles Wick, have accused the Soviet Union of having invented this theory for propaganda purposes. But actually, it is not Soviet scientists at all who first came up with this theory. It was first reported in Western journals by Western scientists, such as Dr. John Seale, a specialist on venereal diseases at two big London hospitals and one of the first scientists to point to the viral nature of AIDS."
The host then asked if there had been any new evidence to support Seale's contention. The official replied:
"BELITSKIY: Just recently a Soviet journalist in Algeria, Aleksandr Zhukov, managed to interview a European physician at the Moustapha Hospital there, who made some relevant disclosures on the subject. In the early seventies, this physician and immunologist was working for the West German OTRAG(Orbital Transport and Missiles, Ltd.)Corporation in Zaire. His laboratory had been given the assignment to cultivate viruses ordinarily affecting only animals but constituting a potential danger to man. They were particularly interested in certain unknown viruses isolated from the African green monkey, and capable of such rapid replication that they could completely destabilize the immune system. These viruses, however, were quite harmless for human beings and the lab's assignment was to develop a mutant virus that would be a human killer." (, Moscow World Service in English, Belitskiy on How, Where AIDS Virus Originated March 11, 1988. Published in International Affairs, FBIS-SOV-88-049, March 14, 1988, p. 24, cited in Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola: Nature, Accident, or Intentional? [Tetrahedron Publishing Group, 1996], pp. 393-394, boldface emphasis added).
In other words, had not Dr. Horowitz dared to publish this information in his 1996 book, few of us would have been aware of it, and of the possibility that there is yet another connection to bioweapons research in the precise area where ebola first broke out, and to a research facility with its own definite, and very murky, connections to the world of postwar covert operations and intelligence fronts of all varieties. Notably, this quotation also confirms the contentions of Dr. Boyle in the article first quoted, namely, that the vector of the outbreak appears deliberately obfuscated, and that a cross-species jumping is difficult to envision without the hand of man being at some point deliberately involved.
Ok.... once again folks, I have to rant, and my rant concerns, again, the possibility that another fed-up teacher, this time of English, is about ready to pack it in.
This article was shared with me by Mr. M.D., and while the issue itself is, for the present, confined to the United States, I strongly suspect that it is simply a pilot program toward the "globalization" of education "standards" throughout the West, and for further dumbing down of the general population in the name of the latest billionaire-funded edubabble. I'm referring to the common core curriculum, and to the fact that yet another teacher is resigning, fed up with FedGov, Inc.'s latest nitwittery and interference in the classroom, and its attempts to reduce her, and all teachers, to mere "room monitors" responsible for spitting out "data" and making sure their students perform the appropriate Pavlovian responses on their computerized Skinner boxes and "scientific" multiple choice standardized tests (which, under common core, are adapted to each student along the way, based on their responses.... yes folks, it's that nutty!). The teacher in question is Elizabeth A. Natale, and her's her story:
In case you missed the core of her complaint against the rot at the core of the common core fraud, here they are:
"The Common Core standards require teachers to march lockstep in arming students with "21st-century skills." In English, emphasis on technology and nonfiction reading makes it more important for students to prepare an electronic presentation on how to make a paper airplane than to learn about moral dilemmas from Natalie Babbitt's beloved novel "Tuck Everlasting."
If you think she's exaggerating, she's not: literature - and all the critical, analytical, and synthetic thinking skills that it helps to mold in people - will be almost completely wiped out for more "functional" writing skills. But wait, it gets worse:
Like many dedicated teachers - and I have had the privilege to know a few - Mrs. Natale does as much for her students off the clock as she does on. Few people have any idea how much nonsense teachers must put up with: endless meetings and conferences accomplishing nothing(it's called "continuing education" and a host of other euphemisms), being talked to by representatives of the testing cartels as if they were all children themselves, performing "group activities" that belong in a kindergarten and not a room of adults, spending endless hours in classes of "method" and other pedagogical pabulum, when all they want to do is excite students with literature or music or biology or mathematics (you'll notice all these are real disciplines, and not the pseudo-discipline of "education")... the litany is long and mind-numbingly horrific.
"My most important contributions to students are not addressed by the Common Core, Smarter Balance and teacher evaluations. I come in early, work through lunch and stay late to help children who ask for assistance but clearly crave the attention of a caring adult. At intramurals, I voluntarily coach a ragtag team of volleyball players to ensure good sportsmanship. I "ooh" and "ah" over comments made by a student who finally raises his hand or earns a C on a test she insisted she would fail.
"Those moments mean the most to my students and me, but they are not valued by a system that focuses on preparing workers rather than thinkers, collecting data rather than teaching and treating teachers as less than professionals.
"Until this year, I was a highly regarded certified teacher. Now, I must prove myself with data that holds little meaning to me. I no longer have the luxury of teaching literature, with all of its life lessons, or teaching writing to students who long to be creative. My success is measured by my ability to bring 85 percent of struggling students to "mastery," without regard for those with advanced skills. Instead of fostering love of reading and writing, I am killing children's passions — committing "readicide," as Kelly Gallagher called it in his book of that title.
"Teaching is the most difficult — but most rewarding — work I have ever done. It is, however, art, not science." (Emphasis added)
But she puts her finger on a key problem with Common Core: the expansion of the crackpottery of standardized testing and its "scientific" claims, to a computerized "student adaptive" series of tests that will follow and "slot" them into a "preferred or indicated career goal"... one has only to close one's eyes and imagine the edubabble and psychoblither that will be used to justify it. And the real goal of all of this is clear; it is to rob people of the cardinal and salient positive features of western culture and its achievements in the arts and sciences; its real goal is to rob the broader culture of its memory and history, and hence, of its future; its real goal is to engineer people to live in the ever-present "now", and to inculcate the "future" only as yet another standardized bit of crackpottery, another "assessment" that they must endure; its real goal is to rob people of their creativity, their ability to analyze, critique, synthesize; it's real goal is to dehumanize them and rob them of their individuality and heritage.
So what is the solution?
I used to tell the my more capable college students, back in the days when I was a (starving adjunct) college professor, that the system is designed to be the galloping somersaulting mediocrity that it is, and that if they wanted education and not "schooling" or "job training", they would have to read on their own, while jumping through all the hoops of an increasingly super-silly-ous system. And that is the advice I give to any and all who will hear it: until such time as we can put an end once and for all to the addle-brained billionaire busybodies and their incessant interference in other people's lives and their education, to the fraudulent edubabble and interference of mediocre millionaires, the Rockefailure and Carnutty Foundations and their well-documented and long-term plans(dating back decades incidentally) to dumb down the population and "federalize" education and turn education into the bogus Wundtian-Pavlovian "outcome based" schooling that it has become, until the time that the blithering boobery of the Bushes and other politicians gets out of the fiasco of schooling our children and ruining our culture, until that time, each and every individual, each parent and each student, must, and will have to, educate themselves. You will have to explore Dante and Darwin, Finnegan's Wake and Feynmann, Shakespeare and Shostakovich, Bach and the Beatles, on your own. Until such time as the quackery and crackpottery of standardized testing and the cartels raking in billions for their hopelessly dubious tests are revealed for the frauds they are and the fraud they have perpetrated, and are permanently out of business, you're on your own.
The second solution: if a billionaire busybody, or anyone connected with the government, or a politician, tells you that the next latest greatest fad of the "doctors of education" will produce an academic paradise and remedy the problem of falling scores on those "scientific" standardized tests, don't believe them. After all, this is the same crowd that sold us the Warren Report, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that they never inhaled, that they bring hope and change, and a whole laundry list of other lies. Lying is their business; it's what they do best. It's their one and only talent.
The third solution: educate yourself in the history of standardized testing, for there's an abundant literature calling into question not only its methods but its assumptions. Collect sample questions from their tests, grill them on specifics when they show up (if they've got the guts) to explain themselves, and don't be fooled or hoodwinked into surrendering to all their "statistics" either, for bad questions - and there are numerous examples - lead to bad statistics, and therefore to the exact opposite of their claims to "scientific objectivity."
The argument will be made that this is all "opinion." No, it is not. It is reality. The great standardized testing-certification rigamarole of modern American edgycayshun now has a track record of mediocrity and deliberately designed failure that is decades old. It is time to call a spade a spade and admit that they designed this system to be a continuous failure and mediocrity, only so that they can make more money "fixing" it.
But a final thought in today's rant occurs:
Why would the blithering billionaire bushy busybodies be so busy dumbing the rest of us down? I suspect it's because, fundamentally, they themselves have all the colossal intellectual power of a head of GMO Clinton cabbage.
But they did well on their SATs.
In the meantime, keep plugging Mrs. Natale... we're for you.
See you on the flip side.
It was a few years ago today that the Berlin wall came down, and Germany was on course for reunification, the final end to the final legacy of the tragic course that the world embarked upon 90 years ago today... The event has gone down in history as the Beer Hall Putsch. On this day, a small group of people - prominent leaders of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, gathered in a Munich beer hall, and marched to overthrow the state government of Bavaria. They were gathered around their leader, Adolf Hitler.
We know the result of that event. Hitler and several of his prominent henchmen, including Rudolf Hess, were rounded up and put on trial. Hitler and Hess were sent to Landsberg prison, where they were incarcerated for a few months in relative comfort. There, Hess dutifully acted as amanuensis to Hitler, as the latter dictated his turgid magnum opus, Mein Kampf, the book that was to become to the Nazi Party what Mao's red book became to the Chinese Communists. Other people that participated in the march, such as World War One General Erich Ludendorff, simply fled the scene. Ludendorff, lest we forget, was the principal architect of Imperial Germany's victory over Russia at the battle of Tannenberg in 1914, a battle that began the long slow deterioration and dissolution of imperial Russia. Ludendorff was also, along with Field Marshal Hindenburg, the real power running Imperial Germany in the last two years of the war. The Kaiser had been reduced to a figurehead. In effect, Ludendorff was the dictator of Germany during the final years of the war, and he was also the principal architect of the the 1918 German offensives that nearly broke the back of the Western Allies. He was a ready and willing conspirator 90 years ago today, whispering into the ears of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi leadership about a "stab in the back."
Ludendorff was not, of course, the source or origin of the infamous Nazi myth. But he certainly helped to fuel events. 1923, if the truth be told, was a disastrous year for Germany. Under the terms of the disastrous Treaty of Versailles, Germany was made to accept the complete guilt for World War One, and was forced to pay for it. All of it. When these payments could not be met, Poincare's France occupied the Ruhr valley, Germany's industrial heartland, from 1922-1924 in order to force payments. Imagine, for a moment - depending on where you are - foreign troops occupying Sheffield, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Moscow, Detroit(when it was still the "auto capital of the world"), or Yokohama, and demanding immediate payment of debts your country can no longer afford to pay. From a certain point of view, World War One was essentially nothing but a siege of Germany, and the Ruhr occupation was in a sense nothing but the continuation of the siege.
In desperation, the Germans in the Ruhr simply striked, bringing everything to a standstill, and making things worse.
Debt was spiraling out of control, a weak government was paralyzed and unable to deal with the crisis, political discourse had broken down into hardened ideological positions unable and unwilling to negotiate or compromise. Armed thugs roamed the streets. Political assassinations sky-rocketed. Approximately 400 assassinations surrounded the career of Hitler alone as he came to power, raising the question of whether he gained power, or merely was sucked into a vacuum he was designed to fill.
But whatever the case...
...By the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler was in power, and World War Two was a little over a month old. By November 9, 1940, France had been eliminated, and most of Europe was firmly under the Nazi jackboot. It would take another four and a half years, and the combined effort of the three other world powers, rivers of blood, and an enormous cost in treasure, to put the Nazi regime down.
Skyrocketing debt, a weak government, sclerotic political parties, a disenfranchised middle class, out of control international corporate and banking corruption...
...and a demagogue in the wings...
Lest we forget.
See you on the flip side.
Over the past few weeks I've been writing - off and on - about the covert struggle for antiquities that appears to be connected to recent Western-Anglosphere interventions in the Middle East, with Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and now Syria heading the list. I have also written other articles on this website, and in my books, about the Baghdad Museum looting. I maintained then, and maintain now(and almost alone) that the USA was not the sole hidden player in that sad event, but that the real hidden players may have been European powers, specifically France and Germany, which both had significant archaeological teams in Hussein's Iraq, digging up historic sites for him and cataloging their finds. In short, there is a hidden "antiquities war" going on, and a scramble among the power elites to acquire various antiquities.
Now, many of you sent me the following article, but it confirms the fact that I am not the only one thinking such things, and this article also attempts to put this covert "antiquities war" into a larger context:
The central thesis of this thought-provoking article speaks volumes:
" Today something of the sort is being undertaken on a global scale. Preparations are underway for the rewriting of the history of all mankind. This process began after the American invasion of Iraq. Experts consider the looting of Iraqi museums (in Baghdad, Mosul, etc.) to be the greatest cultural catastrophe of the century. These museums contained collections from the prehistoric, Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Islamic periods. After the American invasion around 200,000 pieces of artwork and cultural artifacts were stolen from the museums and libraries of Iraq; most of these were of global importance, including masterpieces of the ancient civilizations of Ur, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria and other states of Mesopotamia, one of the cradles of human civilization.
"The creation of the ideological foundation of the new world order's Tower of Babel has two sides: the archeological side and the museum side.
"The archeological side is connected with the deliberate destruction of excavation sites using both bombs and armored vehicles....
The other side of this is "the museum side," and here it is worth citing the article for its perceptive pointer to the historical precedent that this entails:
"In the same way, during the invasion of Iraq, the first to enter the country, even before the beginning of the Western coalition's military operations, were the people from the Ahnenerbe. Something similar happened in Libya and Egypt, and now the same kind of operation is planned in Syria. These people have a special mission: to find and retrieve previously designated relics and treasures. The doggedness of those who equip them in achieving their goals is no less than that of the leaders of Hitler's SS, with their «mystical runes» and their efforts to plant a flag with a swastika on Elbrus, etc. It is these people who were the first looters, robbing museums and other state institutions, as well as the houses and palaces of rich Iraqis and Libyans with their private collections, with great knowledge. Now they want to repeat this in Syria."
I have no difficulty whatsoever in believing that the Anglosphere elites would fashion a special secret bureau that is essentially a copy of Hitler's SS Ahnenerbedienst, and do so in an effort to gather antiquities and ancient knowledge, while removing that knowledge from public view. Indeed, this article even mentions something that I have been at pains to draw attention to: the tragedy of the loss of Iraqi antiquities is less in the loss of objects of art, and much more in the loss - or deliberate removal - of cuneiform tablets for public scrutiny and translation.
In my recent book, Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations, I suggested that such Ahnenerbe-like activity would have been entertained and sponsored by the national-security establishment cum "breakaway civilization" as one necessary facet of its attempt to understand and emulate the UFO phenomenon, a phenomenon having clear national security implications. For this reason alone, they had to consider the hypothesis that those old Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Vedic, and other myths of ancient wars of the Gods and their repeated interventions and interference with mankind - the Tower of Babel Moment - might be true. The various versions of the Tower of Babel Moment, read from this perspective, indicated that interventions occurred when human technological progress approached parity with "the gods'", and that humanity was once again entering this dangerous phase of history.
Thus, what I am suggesting here is my usual "high octane speculation," namely, that the antiquities war may have as much to do with a covert UFO agenda, as it does with a merely terrestrial "plot" of evil technetronic New World Order globalists plotting a global takeover. Indeed, the former UFO agenda might even be the factor lurking behind, and driving, the public agenda. But there's another factor to bear in mind here as well. In my book Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations, I argued the idea that the Western oligarchical elite represents not an all-encompassing omnicompetent breakaway civilization marching in goosestep precision, but rather, an assemblage of factional interests, one of which was what I have been calling the Nazi or Fascist International.
Thus, the possibility arises that various factions are engaged in the cover recovery of as much of this store of ancient knowledge for themselves and against other factions, while working with those other factions in the overall goal of removing this storehouse of ancient history and knowledge from public scrutiny. We might, in other words, be looking not at the imitation of the SS Ahnenerbedienst by the western "breakaway civilization," but rather, we might be looking at the footprints and activities of the Fascist International itself.
We might be looking at the continued postwar activity of the Ahnenerbe itself.
See you on the flip side...
Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's Deputy Fuehrer, and Nazi Party Reichsleiter, was indeed murdered by British agents according to a document recently obtained under Great Britain's equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act. But....read the article closely and carefully!:
There is something highly suggestive in this article, which, when closely read, does not actually state that British agents murdered Hess, but rather, that various investigative organs of the British government investigated the claims of a surgeon who claimed that he had been murdered. But, that's not the highly suggestive thing to note in this article:
"Released under the Freedom of Information Act, the partially-redacted report by Detective Chief Superintendent Howard Jones revealed that the surgeon - Hugh Thomas - had supplied him with the names of two suspects provided by a “government employee” responsible for training secret agents.
"Withheld for nearly 25 years, the report has been released by the Yard’s counter-terrorism command following consultation with 'other Government and foreign government departments'." (Emphasis added)
Say that again please?
What possible connection could an investigation into the death of Rudolf Hess have to do with contemporary counter-terrorism issues?
Well, for those who've been following my research, or that of a few others, there is a connection between radical Islamicism, radicial Muslim terrorism, and the Nazis. We need not recount here the connections to Nazis that spiral out from the overthrow of King Farouk by CIA-sponsored SS Lt. Colonel Otto Skorzeny, General Wilhelm Farmbacher, and so on. Nor need we recount the connections of the SS to the Muslim Brotherhood itself, to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem during the war, nor to his cousin, Yasser Arafat. We need not recount the fact that it was German translations of the infamous Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion that were translated - by Nazis - into Arabic.
We needn't recall all that, because the article is suggesting - tiptoeing around the implication, in fact - that there is some contemporary significance to all these connections, and they, in turn, to the death of Rudolf Hess, who took whatever secrets he had with him to his grave...
The mystery surrounding the man is labyrinthine. Was the prisoner in Spandau even the real Hess? Some do not think so, and there's a bit of evidence to make their case at least worthy of mention and consideration. The man in Spandau prison apparently lacked war wounds Hess suffered during World War One, and which became a part of his personal file in the Imperial German Reichsheer. So the man in Spandau who was murdered was a double? If he was a double, say those who advocate that he was the real Hess, then he was so good of a double he fooled Hess's son Wolf and Frau Hess herself.
Which brings us to the central core of the mystery: why keep Hess locked up for so long? And then, when it looked as if Gorbachev was no longer going to allow the Soviet Union to play "bad cop" by constantly vetoing calls for his release, why, after that change of heart, was he murdered? (And this author believes he was murdered.) One scenario has it that Hess flew his now infamous "peace mission" to Great Britain in May of 1941 - scarcely a month before the massive Nazi invasion of Russia in Operation Barbarossa - to offer peace to the British and a role in a Europe-wide crusade against international Bolshevism. This version of events has it that Hess was given this mission by Adolf Hitler himself, with the caveat that "in the event that you are caught or killed, the Fuehrer will disavow any knowledge of your actions." Mission Impossible. The bona fides to establish Hess's sincerity? Again, according to this version of events, Hess brought with him the entire Order of Battle for the upcoming invasion of the Soviet Union.
It sounds nice, except it makes no sense. Why keep Hess locked up to preserve a secret (the Order of Battle), which is now fully known, to an invasion that failed? And why keep him locked up to preserve the political secret which, in any event, the British rejected? The Barbarossa scenario makes no sense.
Then there's the Antarctic scenario, one to which I am more strongly inclined. Hess was, along with Reichsmarschall Herman Goering, the sponsor of the 1938-1939 German Antarctic expedition, the one that allegedly found warm water springs, and vast under-the-ice caves for u-boat bases and so on. It is a curious fact that little more than this is known of the German Antarctic expedition to this day, and in that absence, all sorts of scenarios have abounded, including fanciful tails of secret Nazi Antarctic research bases building flying saucers and chasing Admiral Richard Byrd's Operation High Jump out of the polar continent with his tail between his legs... with Nazi Flying Saucers of course. I've always reject the flying saucer aspect of this "last battalion" legend, and rejected the idea that the Nazis had some sort of postwar research and production facility there. In the absence of any firm evidence to indicate that they did, all the other evidence points to South America as the home and haven to their postwar research projects, not Antarctica.
Regardless of how one shaves this ice-cube, however, the fact remains that Hess would have known something about the expedition. But what could it be that would cause him to be kept under such close guard for the rest of his life, and then murdered when it looked like the Soviets were going to drop their veto against his release under Premier Gorbachev?
Now, in this article, the dim outlines of another scenario begin to offer themselves, namely, that Hess knew something about postwar plans and Nazi intentions with terrorism and the Islamic world...
See you on the flip side.
(My thanks to Ms. P.H. for drawing my attention to this article)
As most of you know, rarely do I ever comment on books on this website, or review them. But every now and then exceptions to the rule have to be made, for every now and then a book comes along that connects a lot of seemingly isolated dots (belonging to entirely different categories of information, incidentally) into a scenario that makes sense. In this case, the book is Empire of the Wheel II: Friends from Sonora by my friend and colleague Mr. Walter Bosley:
This books connects a number of seemingly incongrous details of late nineteenth century western American history, including the Airship mystery, its mysterious connections to Germany, and even - get this - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, their highly unusual escape to South America to, get this, Rio Negro province of Argentina (yes, you read that correctly), and how all that connects to high financiers in the USA and Germany. It's a story that made my jaw drop when I read it, and trust me, I rarely read any book in one sitting.
Bosley admits his scenario is speculation, but I've rarely read dot-connecting - with a careful eye on details - like this, and Bosley's suggestion for the solution of the NYMZA mystery is to my mind probably the closest anyone is going to come to it. For those who don't know the story, NYMZA is the alleged secret society that was based in Germany in the 19th century (before the founding of the German Empire in 1871 in fact), that was supposedly one of the hidden sources of finance and other oversight for the development of the airships. (See my Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations).
If Bosley's solution is correct, and if this all dovetails in with the Butch-Sundance mystery (after all, consider the implications of notorious wanted train-robbers being able to book passage to South America), then one might be looking at the beginnings or first hints of the breakaway group as early as the mid-19th century, and, for that matter, a split between the German and American components, one that was only patched up after World War Two, and then only very tenuously.
My only complaint about Bosley's book is that it is not footnoted, though he does provide a bibliography of his sources. That said, after reading it, I had that intuitive reaction that while I might disagree with this or that bit of minutiae or speculation, overall, I think Bosley is on to something, and it is probably very significant.
For those interested in some genuinely creative speculation, particularly as regards the mystery of NYMZA and the airships, this one is a must, so much so, in fact, that I've posted Mr. Bosley's book in my webstore.
See you on the flip side.
Last March I was contacted by a Ms. A.O., a producer-director for a Russian television channel who is based in the USA. She wanted to know if it would be alright for them to interview me on my research into Nazi secret weapons, the Bell, and possible implications of postwar Nazi survival. I said sure.
A couple of weeks later, a gentleman showed up at my little apartment, set up his equipment, and proceeded to ask me a series of questions prepared by Ms. A.O. and her production staff. I have to say, rarely have I ever encountered such a thorough list, nor such an in-depth list, of questions. It took fully two and a half hours to respond to them all, and I had the impression that the list of questions might have been prepared by a KGB colonel-general for a debriefing.
In any case, as I mentioned earlier in a tidbit, the interview was eventually aired on Russian television on a program called Strannoe Delo, and I watched the program, largely clueless to what was being said (including myself), since my Russian, even in the best of times, was virtually non-existent, and now with the passage of years, is rusty on top of that. I have no idea what anyone is saying, including me, and for all I know, as I quipped before, I could be saying I believe in the tooth-fairy or Santa Claus.
Nonetheless, I watched with interest. There were clips and newsreel footage in the episode that were interesting. And then, at exactly 32:50 into the episode my jaw dropped. Here's the link:
Now, for those of you who don't know what you may be looking at, you may be looking at film of something that until now, has only existed in claims and schematics. Those familiar with the Nazi saucer legend will immediately know the possible significant of this clip. But for those who don't, permit me to bring them up to speed.
There are essentially two versions of the Nazi flying saucer mythos: (1) that the Nazis achieved some functional operational form of field propulsion during World War Two, the so-called Hannebu/Haunebu and Vril craft, an alleged picture of which occurs earlier in the Russian TV episode. This picture most researchers regard as a hoax, the present author included. The whole Hannebu/Haunbu and Vril field propulsion story, as I have tried to explain in my book Saucers, Swastikas, and Psyops, may be clever disinformation and indeed, a psyop, put out after World War Two. I simply do not give the story any credence.
(2) The second form of the mythos, however, is a bit more substantial. There are claims that the Nazis were attempting to build jet-turbine based flying disks, with vectored exhausts, during the war, in effect, a kind of odd helicopter with tremendous maneuver and speed capability. There is a bit more evidence for such projects, for oddly, one finds both American and Canadian firms and engineers designing such craft after the war, and indeed, there are the suggestive US patents of German engineer Fleissner, and the strong resemblance to the US Air Force's Project Silverbug, a design for precisely such a vectored jet flying saucer.
The claims, for those who know the story, is that such craft were first conceived and designed by various German engineers - usually the names Schriever, Habermohl, Miethe, and Schauberger are mentioned - and these claims are always accompanied by schematics, some of which I reproduce below:
Well, you get the idea of what ungainly (and probably vastly unstable) craft these would have been, had they ever been built.
That's the problem, for no photograph, much less film from the war, ever came forward to corroborate the existence of such contraptions.
For that few seconds in this Russian television episode, we are looking at a few frames of a craft, or rather, contraption, that bears a strong resemblance to the above schematics.
And if the film footage is genuine and from the war, it would be a find of the first order indeed, for it would be collaboration of a claim that has been around since a few years after the end of World War Two. The problem, of course, is that films, like pictures, can be faked...
And that raises many uncomfortable questions too: Who faked it? and why?
In trying to investigate this brief few seconds of footage, I discovered that it first appeared in a VHS tape, later a DVD, put out by some group in Europe which is billing itself as "New Templars," which raises my suspicions that the origins may be Neo-Nazi. This raises the prospects both of fakery (such would be relatively easy to do with a modest production budget and access to studios in, perhaps, Vienna or Paris), or that, indeed, such a group may have had access to genuine archival footage not widely seen.
For the moment, folks, I reserve judgement on this one, while inclining just ever so slightly to the view that this might, in fact, be a genuine bit of film footage. Which raises its own odd questions: Why would Russian television leak such priceless footage?
Well, one thing that crossed my mind is that it is the perfect way to send a message: "we have some pretty sophisticated stuff too... (or do we?)."
Regardless of where you stand on this one - film fakery or the genuine article - the questions raised by each possibility are equally disturbing.
See you on the flip side.