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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Air Defense Exercise a Month Before 9/11 Was Based Around Osama Bin Laden Carrying Out an Aerial Attack on Washington

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NORAD's Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) held a training exercise just over a month before September 11, 2001, which had some uncanny similarities to the 9/11 attacks. The exercise, called Fertile Rice, was based around the scenario of Osama bin Laden--the man who supposedly ordered the 9/11 attacks--organizing an aerial attack on a high-profile government building in Washington, DC--one of the cities attacked on September 11.

NEADS personnel were scheduled to take part in an exercise on September 11. We therefore need to consider whether the similarities between the scenario for the Fertile Rice exercise and some of the incidents they had to deal with on the morning of September 11 caused them to mistake real-world events for part of the day's exercise and thereby impaired their ability to respond to the 9/11 attacks.

EXERCISE INVOLVED BIN LADEN PLANNING TO ATTACK WASHINGTON WITH A DRONE AIRCRAFT
NEADS, based in Rome, New York, was responsible for monitoring and defending the airspace in which the hijackings occurred on September 11, and was consequently responsible for coordinating the U.S. military's response to the 9/11 attacks. [1] It ran an exercise called Fertile Rice each week. [2] On August 4, 2001--five and a half weeks before 9/11--Fertile Rice was based around the scenario of Osama bin Laden's operatives attacking a target in Washington. [3]

An information sheet on the exercise outlined the details. It stated that the scenario for the exercise involved an "Osama bin Laden threat to [the] U.S." Bin Laden had "reportedly acquired at least one and possibly two" unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The UAV he'd obtained was believed to be the Russian-developed "Colibri," which had been modified to be launched off a ship.

Bin Laden's operatives intended to carry out an attack in the next 24 to 36 hours. Although their exact target was unknown, it was believed that they intended to strike a "highly visible U.S. government target" that was probably in the Washington area.

The Colibri they would use to carry out the attack was a propeller-driven drone aircraft designed to perform various military and civilian missions. It was 4.25 meters long, had a wingspan of 5.9 meters, and its maximum speed was 155 miles per hour. It was fitted with sophisticated electronic jamming equipment, as well as equipment for monitoring electronic communications and radar.

The ship transporting the Colibri to the Washington area had left a port in the Middle East and was set to rendezvous with one of the terrorists off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, on August 4. This person would provide the final targeting information that would be programmed into the Colibri. The ship was believed to be carrying additional military equipment, including shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades, automatic weapons, and plastic explosives.

The Colibri's "weapon payload" was "reportedly some type of fuel-air explosive" that would be "activated with an altimeter device." [4] Fuel-air explosives are highly destructive weapons. They spray an explosive mist and then ignite the vapor, thereby creating a blast far larger than a conventional weapon produces. [5]

The exact form that the Colibri's "weapon payload" would take in the scenario is unstated in the information sheet. It could perhaps have been a fuel-air bomb that the UAV would drop onto its target. Alternatively, the mock terrorists' intention may have been to fly the Colibri into its target such that the fuel-air explosive it carried would detonate on impact.

AUGUST 4 EXERCISE HAD SIMILARITIES TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS
It is worth considering whether the similarities between the scenario for the Fertile Rice exercise on August 4 and some of the incidents NEADS had to deal with on September 11 had a detrimental effect on how NEADS personnel responded to the 9/11 attacks.

NEADS personnel are known to have been in the middle of a major air defense exercise on September 11, called Vigilant Guardian, which simulated an attack on the United States. [6] Most of the staffers on the NEADS operations floor on the morning of September 11 had no idea what the exercise was going to involve that day, according to the Utica Observer-Dispatch. [7] They could presumably therefore have thought any suspicious reports they received were part of the exercise.

We can see that the August 4 exercise resembled the 9/11 attacks--or at least the official account of the attacks--in several ways. These similarities may have caused NEADS personnel to mistakenly think events on September 11 were part of that day's exercise, since these personnel might have thought they were being tested on a similar scenario.

The first similarity was that while Fertile Rice was based around a scenario in which Osama bin Laden's operatives attacked the United States, the attacks on the U.S. that occurred on September 11 were, according to the official account, ordered by bin Laden and carried out by members of his al-Qaeda terrorist network.

Secondly, the scenario for Fertile Rice and the 9/11 attacks both involved America being attacked from the air. In the exercise, the simulated attack was going to be carried out using an unmanned drone aircraft; on September 11, the attacks were carried out using commercial aircraft.

Thirdly, Fertile Rice and the 9/11 attacks both involved terrorists attacking prominent government buildings in the Washington area. In Fertile Rice, the exact target is unstated. However, the information sheet on the exercise specified that it was a "highly visible U.S. government target" that was likely in the Washington area. [8] This could well have been the Pentagon, the White House, or the Capitol building--three of the most "visible" government buildings in the Washington area.

On September 11, meanwhile, the Pentagon was one of the buildings that were attacked. At 9:37 a.m., according to the official account, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into its west wall. [9] And it has been claimed that either the White House or the Capitol building was the most likely target for United Airlines Flight 93--the fourth and final plane to be hijacked, which failed to reach its target and supposedly crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. [10]

NEADS RECEIVED NUMEROUS REPORTS OF SUSPICIOUS AIRCRAFT IN THE WASHINGTON AREA ON SEPTEMBER 11
NEADS personnel were alerted to suspicious aircraft that were approaching or over Washington at least four times on the morning of September 11. Since these incidents presumably resembled the scenario they had encountered in Fertile Rice on August 4, we need to consider whether that exercise affected how they evaluated them. For example, did they think the reports of suspicious aircraft were simulated, as part of a scenario like the one they'd encountered in Fertile Rice?

Some, or perhaps all, of the reports NEADS received of suspicious aircraft over or approaching Washington on September 11 might even have been part of the exercise taking place that day. Close analysis of these reports reveals many oddities, which indicate they may indeed have been related to the exercise, rather than to actual events.

FLIGHT 11 WAS REPORTED AS FLYING TOWARD WASHINGTON LONG AFTER IT CRASHED
The first one of these reports came at around 9:21 a.m.--18 minutes after a second plane crashed into the World Trade Center and 16 minutes before the Pentagon was attacked.

Colin Scoggins, the military liaison at the FAA's Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center, incorrectly told NEADS that American Airlines Flight 11--which crashed into the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.--was still airborne and was flying south toward Washington. "It was evidently another aircraft that hit the tower," he said. [11]

Scoggins, however, had no solid evidence that Flight 11 was heading for the capital. Air traffic controllers "were never tracking an actual plane on the radar after losing American 11 near Manhattan," Vanity Fair magazine reported. But, "The plane's course, had it continued south past New York in the direction it was flying before it dipped below radar coverage, would have had it headed on a straight course toward DC." [12]

The 9/11 Commission stated that it had "been unable to identify the source of this mistaken FAA information." [13] But according to Vanity Fair, "Colin Scoggins ... made the mistaken call." Scoggins told the magazine he had been monitoring a conference call between FAA centers "when the word came across--from whom or where isn't clear--that American 11 was thought to be headed for Washington." [14]

NEADS WAS ALERTED TO AN AIRCRAFT FLYING AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
NEADS personnel were alerted to a suspicious aircraft flying over or toward Washington for a second time just before 9:36 a.m., about two minutes before the Pentagon was hit. Again, the source of the information was Colin Scoggins.

Scoggins initially told ID technician Stacia Rountree that the "latest report" was of an aircraft "six miles southeast of the White House" that was "moving away" from the White House. But, seconds later, he said the aircraft was in fact six miles southwest of the White House and "deviating away." Asked if he knew the identity of the aircraft, he replied: "Nothing. ... I have no clue." He suggested that NEADS contact the FAA's Washington Center for more information.

Rountree promptly called the Washington Center and asked about the suspicious aircraft, but the person who answered the call told her: "We don't know anything about that. ... It's probably just a rumor." They were surprised that Scoggins had alerted NEADS to the aircraft, since, they said, Boston Center's "airspace doesn't even come close to [Washington]." "I don't know how they got that information," they added.

Scoggins had told Rountree that Boston Center controllers didn't even have a blip for the suspicious aircraft on their radar screens. Boston Center personnel had just heard about the aircraft over a teleconference and wanted to pass on the information to NEADS, he'd said. [15]

The aircraft was later determined to have been Flight 77--the plane that supposedly crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m. [16]

NEADS WAS ALERTED TO AN AIRCRAFT FLYING OUT OF CANADA
The third report of a suspicious aircraft approaching or over Washington came at around 10:00 a.m., when a NORAD unit in Canada contacted NEADS and told it an aircraft was heading south from Canada into the United States. [17]

A member of staff at NEADS relayed the details to their colleagues. The aircraft, from an "unknown departure airport," was "heading towards Washington," they said, but nothing else was known about it. [18] Another member of staff at NEADS called the Canadian NORAD unit, seeking more information, but an officer at the unit could provide few details. He said he had seen "something on the chat." (He was presumably referring to NORAD's computer chat system.) The information he'd seen was that his unit's intelligence officers were "assessing that there's a possible aircraft." [19]

The report turned out to be a false alarm. At around 10:10 a.m., the officer at the Canadian NORAD unit called NEADS and said his unit's intelligence officers were "not assessing that there is an actual aircraft problem." It was simply the case that "there could be problems from our area." "There's no actual aircraft that we suspect as being a danger," he added. [20]

A SUSPICIOUS AIRCRAFT WAS REPORTEDLY FLYING OVER THE WHITE HOUSE
The fourth report alerted NEADS personnel to a suspicious aircraft that was supposedly flying over the White House. This report was received at 10:07 a.m.--four minutes after Flight 93, the final aircraft to be hijacked that day, supposedly crashed in Pennsylvania. So by then the terrorist attacks were already over.

A pilot in one of three fighter jets that had taken off from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, and were flying a combat air patrol over Washington called NEADS. He said a controller at the FAA's Washington Center was "saying something about an aircraft over the White House" and asked if NEADS had any instructions for him. NEADS immediately ordered him to intercept the aircraft and divert it away from the White House.

While the fighters from Langley Air Force Base were heading toward the White House, a member of staff at NEADS suggested to his colleagues that the suspicious aircraft, which was flying "very low," was "probably a helicopter." But a few minutes later, NEADS personnel concluded that the aircraft was in fact one of the fighters from Langley Air Force Base, which the controller at the Washington Center had mistakenly reported because they were unaware fighters had been launched to protect the airspace over Washington. "It was our guys they saw, [Washington] Center saw," a member of staff at NEADS commented. [21]

The evidence that these four reports were part of the exercise NEADS was participating in on September 11--and were presumably related to simulated attacks on Washington--is, of course, inconclusive. The 9:36 a.m. report, for example, may have related to real-world events, when an aircraft involved in the actual attacks was near Washington.

Regardless of the reasons for the reports, though, the fact that Fertile Rice on August 4 included a simulated aerial attack on Washington would surely have increased the likelihood that NEADS personnel would think any reports of suspicious aircraft over or approaching Washington that they received on September 11 were part of the day's exercise.

NEADS PERSONNEL SUGGESTED BIN LADEN WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE 9/11 ATTACKS BEFORE ANY BLAME HAD BEEN ATTRIBUTED
Some evidence suggests the Fertile Rice exercise on August 4 did indeed influence the reactions of NEADS personnel to the crisis on September 11. Specifically, the fact that its scenario involved an attack that would be perpetrated by Osama bin Laden and his operatives may have led NEADS personnel to attribute the events of September 11 to bin Laden and Arab terrorists before any official allocation of blame was made.

Even while the terrorist attacks were taking place on the morning of September 11, at least one person at NEADS appears to have concluded that bin Laden was to blame for what was happening. At 9:28 a.m., Sergeant Steve Bianchi told his colleagues, "I think it's time we lost Osama bin Laden." [22] Later on, at 11:11 a.m., someone at NEADS told a colleague, "I think we're getting to the point we ought to start shooting all the ragheads." [23] ("Ragheads" is an offensive term for Muslims, Arabs, or Middle Easterners.)

And yet at these times, NEADS personnel had apparently received no information indicating that bin Laden and his terrorist organization were responsible for the attacks. Transcripts of tape recordings of the NEADS operations floor from the morning of September 11 show no examples of personnel inquiring about who was behind the events they were dealing with or being told who was thought to be responsible for the attacks. [24]

Furthermore, the first report on television firmly indicating that bin Laden and al-Qaeda were responsible appears to have only occurred just after 11:30 a.m. At that time, former NATO commander General Wesley Clark told CNN, "There is only one group that has ever indicated that it has this kind of ability [to carry out such a large-scale coordinated attack] and that's Osama bin Laden's." [25] A clear statement of blame appears to have first been made late that afternoon. At around 4:00 p.m., CNN correspondent David Ensor reported, "U.S. officials are saying that they now have new and specific information ... that people with links to Osama bin Laden may have been responsible for these attacks." [26]

In light of this information, it is worth considering whether NEADS personnel indicated that they thought bin Laden and "the ragheads" were behind the terrorist attacks so early on September 11 because they remembered that bin Laden and his operatives were behind the simulated attack in the Fertile Rice exercise on August 4.

It might also be worth considering whether the exercise NEADS was participating in on September 11 included a scenario, which, like the one in the August 4 exercise, involved an attack on the U.S. perpetrated by bin Laden and his terrorist organization. Even if it didn't, NEADS personnel may have mistakenly thought it did, based on their experiences in the August 4 exercise, in which bin Laden's operatives planned to attack "a highly visible U.S. government target" in the Washington area. The comments "I think it's time we lost Osama bin Laden" and "I think we're getting to the point we ought to start shooting all the ragheads" could therefore have reflected the fact that NEADS personnel thought the incidents they were dealing with on September 11 were part of an exercise scenario based around bin Laden launching an attack in the U.S.

DID THE AUGUST 4 EXERCISE AFFECT HOW NEADS PERSONNEL RESPONDED TO THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11?
The similarities between the Fertile Rice exercise that NEADS personnel participated in on August 4, 2001, and the 9/11 attacks, five and a half weeks later, give rise to important questions.

For example, were the similarities just a coincidence or were they the result of something more sinister? Might the exercise have been intended to, in some way, impair the ability of NEADS personnel to stop the 9/11 attacks? If so, this would indicate that rogue individuals in the U.S. military were involved with planning the 9/11 attacks and designed the August 4 exercise to increase the likelihood of the attacks being successfully carried out.

We can certainly see several goals the exercise may have achieved toward facilitating the 9/11 attacks. To begin with, since it involved a hostile aircraft aiming for a target in Washington, Fertile Rice could have increased the likelihood that NEADS personnel would think any reports they received of suspicious aircraft approaching Washington or in the Washington area on September 11 were part of that day's exercise, rather than being attempts to alert them to real events. And if they thought any of the incidents they had to deal with on September 11 were simulated, NEADS personnel may have responded to them differently than if they knew they were real. They may, for example, have reacted with less urgency.

Secondly, the exercise could have helped convince NEADS personnel that Osama bin Laden and his terrorist organization were capable of carrying out sophisticated attacks in the United States. Fertile Rice involved bin Laden organizing an elaborate and audacious aerial attack on a government building in Washington--an area that should have been particularly well protected. This may have led NEADS personnel to believe it had been determined that bin Laden was capable of carrying out highly sophisticated attacks in the U.S.

If they believed this, they would presumably have been more likely to accept the official explanation of who was behind the 9/11 attacks and less likely to raise questions about the validity of this explanation. They would therefore have been less likely to wonder if a rogue group within the U.S. military and other government agencies was responsible for the attacks.

NEADS personnel received a briefing in July 2001 that may have been intended to fulfill the same purpose--convincing them that bin Laden was capable of carrying out an aerial attack in the U.S. Lieutenant Colonel Mark Stuart, an intelligence officer at NEADS, told the 9/11 Commission that "the last Osama bin Laden [Continental United States NORAD Region] threat briefing" before 9/11 was on July 14, "as part of the increased threat warning during summer 2001." The increased threat level "was briefed at NEADS," he said. [27] Since the briefing was given to personnel whose job was to defend the airspace over North America, it presumably warned about the possibility of bin Laden specifically carrying out an aerial attack in the U.S.

DID OTHER EXERCISES HAVE SIMILARITIES WITH THE 9/11 ATTACKS?
The details that are available about the Fertile Rice exercise held at NEADS on August 4, 2001, give rise to many questions. For example, did the similarities between the scenario around which Fertile Rice was based and some of the incidents they encountered on September 11 lead NEADS personnel to think these incidents were part of the Vigilant Guardian exercise taking place that day? Also, who came up with the scenario for the August 4 exercise and who was responsible for preparing the exercise?

Fertile Rice exercises were held weekly at NEADS, so numerous scenarios must have been included in them in the months leading up to 9/11 besides the one in the August 4 exercise. What were these scenarios and did any of them resemble the 9/11 attacks? Master Sergeant Joe McCain, the mission crew commander technician at NEADS, indicated that Fertile Rice exercises prior to September 11 had at least some similarities to the 9/11 attacks. He said they included simulated hijackings, although only one plane would be hijacked in the scenarios. Occasionally, he said, the aircraft hijacked in the simulation had taken off from within the United States--like the four planes that were hijacked on September 11. [28] So did their participation in these exercises lead NEADS personnel to think the hijackings on September 11 were part of that day's exercise?

Additionally, did NEADS conduct any other exercises in the months leading up to September 11, besides its Fertile Rice exercises, that were based around scenarios resembling the 9/11 attacks? It regularly held exercises called Fertile Spade, Fertile Angel, and Fertile Gain. [29] What scenarios did these exercises involve in the months before 9/11? If any of the scenarios resembled the 9/11 attacks, did this cause NEADS personnel to mistake events on September 11 for part of an exercise?

Furthermore, were any of the reports of suspicious aircraft approaching or over Washington that NEADS received on September 11 part of an exercise, such as Vigilant Guardian? If so, this would mean the exercise was allowed to continue after the second hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center--at 9:03 a.m.--and it became obvious that the U.S. was under attack. The exercise may in fact have still been going on at 10:07 a.m., when NEADS was alerted to a supposedly suspicious aircraft flying over the White House. If the exercise did indeed continue even though the U.S. was clearly under attack, why was this? Whose job should it have been to cancel it?

A new investigation of 9/11 is necessary to address questions like these. Investigators would need to have access to all relevant documents, and individuals who worked at NEADS on September 11 and in the months before then would need to be able to speak freely about their experiences. Examination of military training exercises and their possible connections to what happened on September 11 may reveal a lot of important information about the 9/11 attacks and who was responsible for them.

NOTES
[1] James Bamford, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies. New York: Doubleday, 2004, pp. 3-4; Michael Bronner, "9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes." Vanity Fair, August 2006; Philip Shenon, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. New York: Twelve, 2008, p. 203.
[2] Interview with Master Sergeant Joe McCain, written notes. 9/11 Commission, October 28, 2003; "Memorandum for the Record: Interview With MSgt. Joe McCain." 9/11 Commission, October 28, 2003.
[3] "Exercise Fertile Rice: Startex Intel Summary." Northeast Air Defense Sector, August 4, 2001; Interview with Col. Mark E. Stuart, written notes. 9/11 Commission, October 30, 2003; "Memorandum for the Record: Interview With Lt. Col. Mark E. Stuart, USAF, Intelligence Officer, Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS)." 9/11 Commission, October 30, 2003.
[4] "Exercise Fertile Rice"; "Intelligence Update: Exercise: Fertile Rice." Northeast Air Defense Sector, August 5, 2001.
[5] Tom Fiedler and Mark Thompson, "Despite Iraq's Offer, Gulf War Rages." Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 1991.
[6] Leslie Filson, Air War Over America: Sept. 11 Alters Face of Air Defense Mission. Tyndall Air Force Base, FL: 1st Air Force, 2003, p. 122; 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004, p. 458; James Bamford, A Pretext for War, p. 4; William M. Arkin, Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Plans, Programs, and Operations in the 9/11 World. Hanover, NH: Steerforth Press, 2005, p. 545.
[7] Elizabeth Cooper, "NEADS on 9/11: Professionalism and Helplessness." Utica Observer-Dispatch, August 5, 2004.
[8] "Exercise Fertile Rice."
[9] 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 314.
[10] Rachel Clarke, "The Ambassadors of Flight 93." BBC News, September 5, 2003; 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 14; Guy Trebay, "A Moment in Time Captured in Pieces." New York Times, August 13, 2014; Lauren Raab and James Queally, "No Indication of Arson Found at Flight 93 Memorial." Los Angeles Times, October 5, 2014.
[11] 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 26; Priscilla D. Jones, The First 109 Minutes: 9/11 and the U.S. Air Force. Washington, DC: Air Force History and Museums Program, 2011, p. 37.
[12] Michael Bronner, "9/11 Live."
[13] 9/11 Commission, The 9/11 Commission Report, p. 26.
[14] Michael Bronner, "9/11 Live."
[15] NEADS Audio File, Identification Technician Position, Channel 7. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001; Michael Bronner, "9/11 Live."
[16] Priscilla D. Jones, The First 109 Minutes, p. 39.
[17] "Transcripts From Voice Recorder, 11 September 2001 1227Z-1417Z, Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome, NY." North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001; Priscilla D. Jones, The First 109 Minutes, p. 44.
[18] NEADS Audio File, Mission Crew Commander Position, Channel 2. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001.
[19] NEADS Audio File, Identification Technician Position, Channel 4. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001.
[20] NEADS Audio File, Identification Technician Position, Channel 5. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001.
[21] NEADS Audio File, Weapons Director Position, Channel 3. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001; Michael Bronner, "9/11 Live."
[22] NEADS Audio File, Identification Technician Position, Channel 4.
[23] NEADS Audio File, Tracking Technician Position, Channel 21. North American Aerospace Defense Command, September 11, 2001.
[24] Transcripts available at the 9/11 Document Archive.
[25] "10:53 a.m.-11:34 a.m." CNN, September 11, 2001; "Gen. Wesley Clark Discusses Ongoing Terrorist Situation." Breaking News, CNN, September 11, 2001; "Timeline of Chaos." Ottawa Citizen, September 11, 2001.
[26] "3:45 p.m.-4:26 p.m." CNN, September 11, 2001; "Karen Hughes Delivers Remarks on Terrorist Attacks." Breaking News, CNN, September 11, 2001; "September 11: Chronology of Terror." CNN, September 12, 2001.
[27] Interview with Col. Mark E. Stuart, written notes; "Memorandum for the Record: Interview With Lt. Col. Mark E. Stuart, USAF, Intelligence Officer, Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS)."
[28] Interview with Master Sergeant Joe McCain, written notes; "Memorandum for the Record: Interview With MSgt. Joe McCain."
[29] "Memorandum: Fertile Spade 97-26." Northeast Air Defense Sector, June 18, 1997; "Memorandum: No-Notice Air Defense Exercise, Fertile Angel 99-01 and Fertile Spade 99-07." Northeast Air Defense Sector, November 30, 1998; "Memorandum: Fertile Gain 99-05 After-Action Report." Northeast Air Defense Sector, September 21, 1999.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTRY COVID 19 REPORT RAISES SERIOUS ISSUES

At this stage of the game, watching the news coming out of Germany, I'm beginning to wonder if they finally took the fluoride out of the water over there. Think of that for a moment... non-fluoridated beer. It could be paradigm-shifting and culture changing... but anyway, I digress. S.D. and V.T. spotted this article and sent it to me and shortly after that it grabbed the attention of Catherine Fitts, who also emailed it to me:

Germany’s government is engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from the interior ministry.

Now, here's the gist of the story: some documents were leaked from the German Interior Ministry, and those leaked documents make some rather interesting points:
Germany’s federal government and mainstream media are engaged in damage control after a report that challenges the established Corona narrative leaked from the interior ministry.
Some of the report key passages are:
  • The dangerousness of Covid-19 was overestimated: probably at no point did the danger posed by the new virus go beyond the normal level.
  • The people who die from Corona are essentially those who would statistically die this year, because they have reached the end of their lives and their weakened bodies can no longer cope with any random everyday stress (including the approximately 150 viruses currently in circulation).
  • Worldwide, within a quarter of a year, there has been no more than 250,000 deaths from Covid-19, compared to 1.5 million deaths [25,100 in Germany] during the influenza wave 2017/18.
  • The danger is obviously no greater than that of many other viruses. There is no evidence that this was more than a false alarm.
  • A reproach could go along these lines: During the Corona crisis the State has proved itself as one of the biggest producers of Fake News.
So far, so bad. But it gets worse.
The report focuses on the “manifold and heavy consequences of the Corona measures” and warns that these are “grave”.
More people are dying because of state-imposed Corona-measures than they are being killed by the virus.
The reason is a scandal in the making:
A Corona-focused German healthcare system is postponing life-saving surgery and delaying or reducing treatment for non-Corona patients.
Berlin in Denial Mode. The scientists fight back.
Initially, the government tried to dismiss the report as “the work of one employee”, and its contents as “his own opinion” – while the journalists closed ranks, no questions asked, with the politicians.
But the 93-pages report titled “Analysis of the Crisis Management” has been drafted by a scientific panel appointed by the interior ministry and composed by external medical experts from several German universities.
The report was the initiative of a department of the interior ministry called Unit KM4 and in charge with the “Protection of critical infrastructures”. (Emphasis added)
The article continues by noting that the report has called for demands that the Interior Ministry respond to the report's conclusions.
It's with the "conclusions between the lines" however, that I am concerned here, and with a bit of our daily dose of high octane speculation. Notably, the report raises the same issues about the Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan-Baal Gates virus hysteria narrative that the alternative media in the USA and elsewhere has been raising, but in this case, it's German professors and physicians raising them in an official German Interior Ministry report, a report which, one gathers, the German government was at pains to suppress and withhold from the public. That consideration brings me to one of the points in the report, that the German federal government was itself "one of the biggest producers of Fake News." Ponder that for a moment. The implications that fall out from it are that the narrative was a global effort; like Dr. Fauci, the narrative flip-flops more than a grounded mackerel on a moonlit beach, and that indicates some coordination. The report is implying - though fairly clearly - that the exaggerated numbers and death predictions were not only lies, they were an agenda, and that the "cure" - "social distancing," masks and the whole set of memes - was as bad if not worse than the actual virus itself. And the government of Angela Merkel was complicit in all of it.
The other thing that falls out of the report is that something is clearly "up" in Germany. The agenda of Mr. Globaloney and his lackeys - the Baal Gateses, the central bank welfare-warfare model, and so on - is clearly being challenged by someone in that country. After all, we've seen two astonishing decisions from the "Kardinals of Karlsruhe," the German Constitutional Court, striking down European Union patent regulations and then challenging the authority of the European Central Bank. Now this. In the USA, just as the virus narrative was beginning to fizzle, voila! A new crisis in the murder of Mr. Floyd.
So if these are any indicators, one may expect more such challenges to Mr. Globaloney to come out of Europe, and perhaps more such operations from Mr. Globaloney. And while we're at it, while we're waiting for Mad Madam Merkel's government to respond to this leaked report, we're also still waiting for Baal and Malicious Gates to take the very vaccines they've inflicted on India and Africa.  Don't hold your breath waiting for them to do so either. (Cue Mr. Rogers' soft reassuring voice): Can you say hypocrites?
And as for the original leaker, Herr Stephen Kohn, all I can say, sir, is "Hoch soll' Sie leben! Dreimal hoch! Hoch hoch hoch!"

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

You’re looking at a country more UNITED than ever. We need more division.




~HEAR HEAR !!!
By Joe Jarvis - June 03, 2020
What we need is more fragmentation and division. Not conflict and turmoil.
Right now chaos is rampant across the USA, both from rioters and police officers/ National Guard.
香港精选资料六肖中特 This is the nation’s police forces, local, state, and federal, uniting against protests in every state in the union.
This is the unavoidable, one size fits all, unified approach to governing a nation of over 300 million, orders coming down the hierarchy from DC.
As the federal government illegally deploys American soldiers on US soil, we have never been so united by force, by fear, by rage, violence, and destruction.
No one mentions that unity sucks so bad.
But what kind of idiot thinks 300 million people should get along?
We have different ideologies, cultures, hopes, and fears. And it is not left/ right, black/ white, millennial/ boomer, or any other binary divider.
It is much more complex than that, but for clarity’s sake, it basically comes down to geography.
It is Appalachia versus New England, California versus Texas, New York City versus upstate, and country farmers versus city slickers.
And none of these groups should have to get along.
They just have to not hurt each other. And they can do that by getting out of each other’s business, and leaving each other alone.
Right now, the biggest case for why we NEED to hurt each other, is to UNITE the country.
People will continue to hurt each other unless federal and state governments allow people to go their separate ways.
We don’t need to be united. We need the exact opposite.
For instance, New York City has been digging its own grave for years. But I’ve never lived there, never paid taxes to New York, and have never been forced to obey its laws.
But I’ve been forced to bail out New York City banks and Wall Street. I’ve been forced to bailout out the New York State government. And now I might be forced to pay for the federal military to invade the state to keep order– to unify the nation.
Compare that to an Idaho town that was threatened with Antifa violence and looting. They all strapped up with rifles, pistols, and went about town for a nice walk, or a pleasant meal. There was no violence despite (or because) “the armed citizens patrols were in such large numbers they effectively took over the streets.”
Other towns in New Hampshire, Texas, and across the nation have done the same.
Are you hearing this? We the People are in control. We can protect our communities where we live, work, eat, breath, and walk the physical streets.
But we cannot protect our country, because there is nothing to protect. It doesn’t exist in the same form as the area we physically occupy and interact with every day.
Minneapolis needs different reforms than Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Texas is not going to have the same solution as California.
And that is not just okay, but the only thing that will keep things on this continent peaceful and prosperous.
The last thing we need is a coast to coast dictatorship, with no options for choosing the style of government we want to live under.
But when you open up the market for solutions by towns, cities, counties, and states, we have a shot at getting out of this without a civil war.
Each one’s solution to various problems–from racist policing to massive debt–will be different. Some will work better than others.
I have strong opinions that free market solutions and individual freedom with strong respect for private property rights will vastly improve the lives of literally everyone (except a handful of scumbags connected to the government who make their money on war and monetary manipulation).
But I don’t need to spread these ideas across the nation. All I need is one city, or one little region, willing to respect my beliefs, and able to defend them. Or rather, one little place that allows me and my fellow citizens to defend ourselves.
That’s a truly well regulated militia– everyday people training to defend their homeland on a moment’s notice.
Defend being the key word. Not attack, oppress, or invade. Repel aggressors, whether it is the police, the rioters, or the foreign enemy in Washington DC.
They are all threats to our freedom and prosperity, but the police and military are the greater threat.
But beyond mustering in the local park on Saturday mornings, we can get more professional with solutions to law and law enforcement which do not involve the state.
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Never let a good crisis go to waste is the mantra of the elites.
In tumultuous times, their tactics have extra potency. They reach for more power.
But this is also when the elite are most vulnerable.
By studying their tactics, you will be more prepared to guard against, and counter-attack the enemy.
The current crisis is being used to exploit the masses. But it also presents tremendous opportunity to take the power back, and reshape this world.
Society is entering a new period of transition, a struggle that will reveal the elites of the next generation.
Now is the time to seize your power if you intend to be among their ranks.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

OF ABDUCTIONS, MIND CONTROL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE

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June 2, 2020ByJoseph P. Farrell,https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/06/of-abductions-mind-control-and-psychological-warfare/ This whole Facui-Lieber-Wuhan-Baal Gates virus narrative has me of late pondering the whole field of mind control, culture manipulation and social engineering in a new way, and while all that has been going on in my mind, K.M. spotted and passed along this article about UFO abductions and the role of "intelligence" agencies:
Forced & Faked Alien “Abductions” Were Conducted By The CIA According To Renowned Researcher
There's a lot of food for thought here, but what caught my eye was this short revelation:
Valle is one of many who have written about and documented the startling evidence that well-constructed hoaxes and media manipulations have misled UFO researchers, diverting them from the UFO phenomenon itself, what’s really going on.
In one of his latest books, Forbidden Science 4he shares a record of his private study into unexplained phenomena between 1990 and the end of the millennium, during which he was traveling around the global pursuing his professional work as a high-technology investor. It’s a bit of a diary, documenting his experiences and encounters/meetings as he tries to examine and explore the phenomenon.
In an entry dated Thursday 26 March 1992, Valle writes:
"I have secured a document confirming that the CIA simulated UFO abductions in Latin America (Brazil and Argentina) as psychological warfare experiments."
I've known a couple of abductees in my life, and it's interesting to me that their stories are compelling, they are certainly believable, and yet, they themselves question whether or not what happened to them was a "real abduction" or something else along the lines of a psyop. It's that "psyop" part that intrigues me, because as most readers of this website well know, the CIA's MK-Ultra program in mind manipulation spawned many tentacles. One of those that emerged was that it was possible to "remake" a personality by deliberately traumatizing people. Couple that to some hypnosis and clever neuro-linguistic 'programming' and one has a blueprint for remaking society. Think Ewen Cameron's "psychic driving" experiments, or Jose Delgado's psychic control of society here. Fear becomes the underlying conceptual link, and one has to wonder to what degree the whole "virus  narrative" is a component of these experiments? I for one think this whole thing has been precisely such an experiment, to gauge the "inflection" points; not for nothing, in my estimation, do we see the introduction of a new "op" in the form of riots to replace the fizzling virus narrative.
But none of this really is my high octane speculation of the day. What most intrigues me is the connection between mind manipulation and social engineering experiments and the UFO subject implied by Dr. Vallee's remarks. It has always intrigued me that the birth of the national security-police-intelligence state in this country coincided with two things: (1) the birth of black projects research into advanced technologies related to the UFO problem, and (2) the birth of the black projects research into mind manipulation techniques and technologies. For example, it's now an established fact - though not yet very well known - that many of the World War Two specialists in psychological operations in the OSS after the war went to work for Madison Avenue in advertising. The question is, why is that strange coincidence of the birth of the UFO-national-security state and the birth of mind-manipulation experiments and social engineering even there?
There's no question in my mind that this is not coincidence, but design. But again, if design, then that amplifies the question "Why?" There's no easy answer, and of the answers there are, none of them are anything less than disturbing. But one thought does occur, and it's one of those off-the-end-of-the-speculation-twig sorts of things: if one suspected that "they" were already here and among the human population, there would be two basic ways of finding them: (1) genetically, which technology did not exist in the 1950s and 60s, and (2) behaviorally. Statistically, humans respond in the aggregate to certain situations in certain ways. If one were able to identify a group that were statistical outliers - perhaps in the way that they were not responsive to those very standard mind manipulation techniques and technologies - one would have a powerful tool, one that, perhaps, over time, could be developed into a tool of psychological warfare against them.
Just a thought...

EL SALVADORIAN PRESIDENT: WORLD LEADERS ADVISED TO TAKE ...


June 1, 2020ByJoseph P. Farrell,https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/06/ecuadorian-president-world-leaders-advised-to-take-hydroxychloroquine/ (Thanks to L.B. who caught my brain glitch!  It's EL SALVADORE's president, NOT Ecuador's President! My bad!)

I know, I know, we're all tired of hearing about the story no one wants to talk about. We're tired of the social engineering of the manipulated memes of "wear a mask" and "social distancing," and of dirty doctors connected to the Baal and Malicious Gates Foundation trying to set policy for how, when, and under what circumstances churches may open and worship. I have a couple of words for said people: anathema fiat (and I mean that). And while it appears that all this Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan-Baal Gates virus narrative hysteria is running out of steam, and that "they" have cued up a new crisis de jour with the rioting, a little story stole in under the radar. Fortunately, the regular readers of this website who send me articles, spotted it and passed it along. In this case, it was L.G.R. and the article has me wondering all sorts of stuff.
It seems that in addition to President Trump, El Salvadore's President Nayib Bukele has also been taking hydroxychloroquine. It's why he's been taking it that has my suspicion meter into the red zone:
President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus. Bukele told reporters on Tuesday that “most world leaders” are doing the same and has questioned why world leaders are being advised to use it while the public is not. “I use it as a … Continue reading President of El Salvador Announces That He is Taking Hydroxychloroquine, Says ‘Most World Leaders’ Doing the Same
Here's what Senor Bukele has to say about the matter:

President of El Salvador Nayib Bukele has announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.

Bukele told reporters on Tuesday that “most world leaders” are doing the same and has questioned why world leaders are being advised to use it while the public is not.
I use it as a prophylaxis, President Trump uses it as a prophylaxis, most of the world’s leaders use it as a prophylaxis,” said Bukele. (Italicized emphasis added)
And then he adds this:
The World Health Organization suspended a trial of the drug on Monday, claiming that they had safety concerns. Following their announcement, Bukele said that El Salvador would no longer promote it as a treatment for the virus, but that people could continue to take it as a preventative measure if they wish.
On Twitter, Bukele questioned why world leaders were being advised to take it, while the general public is not.
“Does it work? I don’t know. But we have been advised to take it. While the rest of the world is being advised not to. Why? That’s a question worth asking. Isn’t it?” Bukele wrote. (Italicized emphasis added)
Now, reading between the lines a bit, the impression is given that world leaders were advised by some meysterious "someone" that they should take the drug as a prophylactic measure, i.e., as a preventative measure. We'll get back to that in a moment, because as Senor Bukele avers, it raises all sorts of questions. But I want to focus, for a moment, on that "little" revelation about the W.H.O. That would be the same W.H.O. from which the Trump administration has recently suspended all American contributions and financial support, and that South Carolina U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham recently took a break from his box of animal cracker cookies to state that he thought putting Baal Gates in charge of the organization was a wonderful idea, and that if that happened, he'd be all for doubling the U.S. contribution. Thanks Lindsey; you can go back to shining Baal's shoes now. (See
A new political advertisement by popular U.S. Senate candidate Michael LaPierre exposes globalist RINO U.S. … Continue reading New Ad DESTROYS RINO Sen. Graham

Anyway, what Senor Bukele is implying is that the drug is OK for the "elite", but not OK for everyone else.
Gee, I wonder why...?
Well, think about it. Baal and Malicious Gates have an agenda, and that's to force everyone to take their "vaccines". (I'm still waiting for Baal and Malicious to show everyone their technology is safe by taking it themselves, and revealing their records that they have done so.) The "vaccines" (and I'm qualifying the word because I have serious doubts that they're "vaccines" in any ordinary sense of the word, and loaded with other "goodies" that will, per the Microsludge business model, require constant "updates" and that will still be as virus prone as the horrible operating system software Baal Gates inflicted on the world. But I digress.) Those "vaccines" will be more expensive, and if Baal gets his way, everyone will be forced to take them. So much for "my body, my choice."
With that, we come to the central problem implied by Senor Bukele's revelation: why would anyone want to take a relatively harmless - and inexpensive - drug like hydroxychloroquine, in use for decades and which has been shown during this Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan-Baal Gates plandemic to have curative and preventative properties for COVID-19, when a much more expensive, untried and as yet unavailable "vaccine" is "just around the corner", notwithstanding we're still waiting - thank you Dr. Fauci - for an HIV-AIDS vaccine?
Or to put it country simple, simple enough that even a Baal Gates can understand, hydroxychloroquine is the inconvenient fact that shatters the plandemic-"vaccine" narrative. That's why the W.H.O tried to ramp up the hysteria about the drug's side effects. Why would anyone want Baal's "vaccine" with all its potentially-embedded nano-technology, when a drug on the market for decades has already shown its prophylatic and curative properties.
How about it, Baal, are you one of those "world leaders" taking it as a prophylactic too?
I know, I know... you'll never tell, because like your namesake, you're all about human sacrifice...

Thursday, May 21, 2020

STRANGE DEATHS: IS THERE A HOT COVERT WAR GOING ON?

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May 18, 2020ByJoseph P. Farrell,,https://gizadeathstar.com/2020/05/strange-deaths-is-there-a-hot-covert-war-going-on/                                                                          There have been a couple of strange deaths in recent days, and I cannot help but wonder if perhaps they are related, and if perhaps they may be indicating that behind the Fauci virus plandemic narrative, that a lot of "loose ends" are being tied up while people are distracted.
Death number one: so many people sent me articles about the death of the Chinese ambassador to Israel that I cannot thank you all individually, but thank you for drawing the story to our attention:
Du Wei: Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead at home
Now, according to this article, Mr. Du was found dead in bed, apparently of "natural causes":
An Israeli police spokesman told Reuters news agency: "As part of the regular procedure, police units are at the scene."
Israel's Channel 12 TV, quoting unnamed medical sources, said initial indications were that Mr Du had died in his sleep of natural causes.
There was no immediate comment on Mr Du's death from Chinese officials.
It's that lack of any comment from China itself that has me wondering. One would expect that if there were no suspicions, China would have mouthed some typical platitudes and regrets, and moved on. But no: silence. And the silence is rather telling in the light of this statement:
When he arrived in Israel on 15 February, Mr Du had immediately to self-isolate for two weeks because of coronavirus restrictions.
And then there's this:
On Friday, his embassy made a scathing attack on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who had criticised China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic on a visit to Israel.
In a response published in the Jerusalem Post, the embassy condemned Mr Pompeo's "absurd comments", denying that China had ever covered up the crisis.
In other words, even the BBC noted the odd timing of Mr. Du's death shortly after the visit of US Secretary of State Pompeo.
So let's speculate: Could Mr. Du have been quietly offed in his apartment? If so, how? The how part is the important question, because I've blogged repeatedly about the use of electromagnetic technologies to cause diseases, sudden death (think birds dropping from the sky), and even about the possibility that the Fauci virus might be a kind of electromagnetically activated bug. The technology is certainly there, and we've seen a few examples in recent history of its use in my opinion: remember the American and Canadian embassies in Cuba, where embassy staff was awakened during sleep by sounds of metallic grinding in certain areas of their rooms, and how the staff subjected to these sounds subsequently showed signs of brain traumas? And, let's not forget, shortly after that story appeared and then just as quickly disappeared, China itself reported a similar phenomenon taking place inside of China, almost as if "someone" was fighting back.
With that in mind, on to Death number two: Again, so many people sent me this article that it would be impossible to mention all who did, but thank you for doing so.
In this case, the newly-appointed commander of a wing in the newly founded US Space Force was also found dead, and again, oddly enough, he was found dead in his home:
21st Space Wing Commander Found Dead In His Home
Again, we're not told very much here, except there is again an odd mention of the Fauci-Lieber-Wuhan virus in connection with the story:
Col. Falzarano appears to have died of natural causes, though a thorough investigation is happening. There are no indications that there was a positive COVID-19 case.
The question that occurs to me is if one suspects or has already determined that "natural causes" were the cause of death, why would there be a "thorough investigation"? Of course, investigations would be normal and typical in such a case, but the death at home is similar to Mr. Du's death, and the mention of the virus in connection with both stories is a bit odd. Again, if Colonel Falzarano was "offed," the same modalities as outlined above in Mr. Du's case might be in play.
Of course, "two" does not a pattern make. But the similarities are, to my mind, at least intriguing. When placed in the context of birds dropping from the sky, metallic grinding noises in embassies to Cuba, and the odd mention of the virus in connection to both stories, one does have to wonder if we're possibly looking at some sort of covert war gone "hot," and if so, who's waging it, and why?

Saturday, May 16, 2020

America’s Super Rich See Their Wealth Rise By $282 Billion In Three Weeks of Pandemic

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As a result, just three people ­– Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet – own as much wealth as the bottom half of all U.S. households combined.


A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies found that, while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion in just 23 days. This is despite the fact that the economy is expected to contract by 40 percent this quarter. The report also noted that between 1980 and 2020 the tax obligations of America’s billionaires, measured as a percentage of their wealth, decreased by 79 percent. In the last 30 years, U.S. billionaire wealth soared by over 1100 percent while median household wealth increased by barely five percent. In 1990, the total wealth held by America’s billionaire class was $240 billion; today that number stands at $2.95 trillion. Thus, America’s billionaires accrued more wealth in just the past three weeks than they made in total prior to 1980. As a result, just three people ­– Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffet – own as much wealth as the bottom half of all U.S. households combined.

The Institute for Policy Studies’ report paints a picture of a modern day oligarchy, where the super-rich have captured legislative and executive power, controlling what laws are passed. The report discusses what it labels a new “wealth defense industry” – where “billionaires are paying millions to dodge billions in taxes,” with teams of accountants, lawyers, lobbyists and asset managers helping them conceal their vast fortunes in tax havens and so-called charitable trusts. The result has been crippled social programs and a decrease in living standards and even a sustained drop in life expectancy – something rarely seen in history outside of major wars or famines. Few Americans believe their children will be better off than they were. Statistics suggest they are right.
Billionaires very theatrically donate a fraction of what they used to give back in taxes, making sure to generate maximum publicity for their actions. And they secure positive coverage of themselves by stepping in to keep influential news organizations afloat. A December investigation by MintPress found that Gates had donated over $9 million to The Guardian, over $3 million to NBC Universal, over $4.5 million to NPR, $1 million to Al-Jazeera, and a staggering $49 million to the BBC’s Media Action program. Some, like Bezos, prefer to simply outright purchase news organizations themselves, changing the editorial stance to unquestioning loyalty to their new owners.
The spike in billionaire wealth comes amid an unprecedented economic crash; 26.5 million Americans have filed for unemployment over the last five weeks, and that number is expected to continue to rise dramatically. While the super-rich are holed up in their mansions and yachts, the 49-62 million Americans designated as “essential workers” must continue to risk their lives to keep society functioning, even as many of them do not even earn as much as the $600 weekly increase in unemployment benefits the CARES act stipulates. Many low paid workers, such as grocery store employees, have already fallen sick and died. The mother of one 27-year-old Maryland worker who contracted COVID-19 and died received her daughter’s last paycheck. It amounted to $20.64.
Amazon staff, directly employed by Bezos, also risk their lives for measly pay. One third of all Amazon workers in Arizona, for example, are enrolled in the food stamps program, their wages so low that they cannot afford to pay for food. The vast contrast in the effect that COVID-19 has had on the super wealthy versus the rest of us has many concluding that billionaires’ wealth and the poverty of the rest of the world are two sides of the same coin: that the reason people working full-time still cannot afford a house or even to eat is the same reason people like Bezos control more wealth than many countries. Bezos’ solution to his employees’ hunger has been to set up a charity and ask for public donations to help his desperate workers.
The majority of millennials, most of them shut out from attaining the American dream, already prefer socialism to capitalism, taking a dim view of the latter. The latest news that the billionaire class is laughing all the way to the bank during a period of intense economic suffering is unlikely to improve their disposition.

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