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The Truth About the 2007 Invasion of Iran and the Woman Who Stopped It

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“These four women survive, all have worked with Veterans Today and make up a group of patriotic and honest Americans who put duty and honor before career and cash.” ...Gordon


Gwenyth Todd in Iraq

 by  Gordon Duff, Senior Editor


Five years ago, an American woman serving in Bahrain single handedly stopped the United States government from a criminal attack on Iran and a series of “false flag” terror attacks on American troops and ships in the region.

American Neocons and Israeli lobby decided this was their last chance to start a war, one that would saddle the next president with a disaster of unprecedented proportions, fighting 3 wars during America’s Bush driven economic collapse.

The plans were in motion, plans that would have eventually collapsed the United States, plans also aimed at the destruction of Iran and the enslavement of her people.  One person, known to few, played a key role in stopping this disaster.

This is Gwyneth Todd, former member of President Clinton’s National Security Council and top Middle East advisor.  Stopping the Bush invasion would end her career and nearly cost her life.

Todd, though a ranking Navy official in 2007, was forced to flee Bahrain for her life, settling in Australia.  Those who aided her were murdered, jailed, hunted.

Today she is raising a family, taking care of wildlife and serves as an editor for Veterans Today.  This is part of a story few know, a desperate time and the heroic acts of one person, one who made a difference.



In 2007, an American armada, troop ships, aircraft carriers, guided missile cruisers and destroyers sailed into the Persian Gulf.  Their plan was to land Marines on Iranian soil, a plan hatched by Vice President Dick Cheney and White House officials including Karl Rove, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Clarke.


Vice Admiral Kevin Cosgriff

Military command of this invasion, to be done without consultation of congress or the United Nations was left to Vice Admiral Kevin J. Cosgriff and Admiral Will J. Fallon, both career opportunists with extremist political views, willing to do anything for promotion and the curry favor from the powerful criminal figures in US government.

Their “cover story” was to sale a frigate up the Shatt al Arab, a disputed waterway between Iraq and Iran, hoping to stimulate a “response” from Iran.

Their real plan was to create the response themselves, as was done by the Navy during the Tonkin Gulf Incident in 1964 when America “invented” an attack by North Vietnam as a prelude to a 10 year war America eventually lost.

Their plans were to create phony radio traffic simulating an Iranian attack in order to push America into authorizing hostilities that they, themselves, had perpetrated in as part of a conspiracy.

The official version of story is in a 5 page article in Washington Post last Sunday titled:

Why was a Navy advisor stripped of her career?

What is important here is not just the quality of the story that is told, but the more important story that could never be told. There was a second part of the plan.  Admiral Cosgriff informed Todd, on December 13, 2007, while Todd was his chief advisor, that Iran planned on attacking Bahrain and had total control of Shiites in the region.

This is how the Washington Post reports her response to the Admiral:

“The report, which she guessed originated with the local CIA station, said the attacks were to be led by Bahrain’s top Shiite religious figure, Isa Qassim.

Todd thought the report was fishy. Although Bahrain’s Shiites did oppose the U.S.-backed Sunni monarchy, they’re Arabs, eternal enemies of the Persian Iranians. And Qassim himself, it happened, had warned Todd just the previous day that anti-monarchy demonstrators might attack places frequented by U.S. personnel.

The report “looked like a fabrication by someone trying to kill two birds with one stone, by making the Bahraini Shia appear to be anti-U.S. terrorists who also happened to be taking orders from Iran,” Todd said. “I knew, really knew, that the Bahraini Shia were trying to ensure U.S. personnel were nowhere near the possible violence.” She suspected the intelligence report was cooked up by Bush administration hawks.”


Isa Qassim

Todd was sent to meet with intelligence sources who said the report was bogus.  Private sources told a different story.

They indicated that Bahrainian secret police, aided by special operations units answerable to the Joint Special Operations Command under Vice President Cheney, planned to stage an attack on US facilities.

The would be timed to attacks on US naval personnel, terror bombings, staged by Americans but blamed on Isa Qassim, a popular religious figure who was known to oppose the local monarchy.

Through him, false claims of naval attacks would flood in to Washington and Marines would land in Iran.

Hundreds of Americans would be murdered by fellow Americans to serve “political necessity and the greater good,” as the slogan so often used by the “neocons” goes, especially when criminal acts are involved.


The night Admiral Cosgriff sent Todd out to meet a CIA informant in Dirza, Todd’s clearances were stripped, she was cut off from all contact and abandoned, abandoned and hunted by death squads of Bahrainian secret police who had been tailing her.

She was going to be murdered in Bahrain to silence her, as so many have been since.

In the interim, however, Todd contacted ranking supporters within the Navy and US government, reporting this attempt at terrorism and an unauthorized invasion and, with the help of her soon to be husband, an Australian naval official, managed to escape unharmed and hunted.

The “Cosgriff/Fallon War Deception” was derailed and war averted.



Gwenyth Todd

The most hunted person on earth has never been Julian Assange; it has been Gwyneth Todd, who has held some of the highest positions in government and as a military advisor during two presidencies.

Only a year ago, “GW” as she is called at Veterans Today was subject to what we believe to be an attempted kidnap/rendition while living in Australia.  The story was featured front page on the Sydney Morning Herald.

“GW” married to an official of the Australian Ministry of Defense, is in Australia ducking endless US ploys to silence her on her direct access to information that could put a virtual army of Bush era top officials in prison for life or worse.

This week, the Washington Post did a 5 page spread on GW, editing out the “juicy parts” that we will be filling in over the weeks prior to the election.  No American paper would ever allow the unedited truth to be read by the public, now an “uninformed electorate.”

The Post touched on a few startling revelations but due to issues of policy more than national security, left out “GW’s” extensive knowledge at White House level.

Todd had evidence of foreign spying, was able to name names, criminal activity in the advance planning, years in advance of the Iraq War and her knowledge of the working group in the Pentagon and White House that prepared for the 9/11 attacks months in advance.

Todd had, you see, been assigned by former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condi Rice, to work with the FBI in order to eliminate spy organizations working within the White House.  What she and the FBI learned brought about the arrest of a number of high officials.

The FBI agents who worked with Todd were set aside, their careers ruined and, later, the FBI would hunt Todd, a “new FBI” tasked with silencing those who “knew too much.”




Gwyneth Todd was from a long line of American diplomats, bankers, spies and scholars going back to Revolutionary times.

Her first 17 years had been spent following her father, Kenneth Thompson, a career diplomat, and mother, Eve Tyler, granddaughter of a renowned art collector, through embassies in Malta, Turkey, West Africa, England and Spain.

Summers were spent at the family chateau in France, where the bloodline led back to Napoleon.

But Washington was home. Her maternal grandfather, William Royall Tyler, had been an assistant secretary of state in the Kennedy administration and director of Dumbarton Oaks, the estate and center for Byzantine and pre-Columbian art studies.

The estate’s original owners, Robert and Mildred Bliss, were intimate friends of her family. “When we weren’t overseas, I spent much of my time as a child playing in the gardens,” Todd said during one of several interviews in the past year.

She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Near and Middle Eastern studies from the University of California at Berkeley, then earned a master’s in Arabic and international affairs in 1990 at Georgetown University.



Todd, at one time with the among the highest security clearances in US government, witnessed much during her career cut short by a criminal cover-up by American political and military officials who likely will never face the criminal charges against them that facts justify.

As with Sibel Edmonds, Valerie Plame and Susan Lindauer, Gwyneth Todd, survivors of a rogue regime, holds information that could bring America’s “cardboard cutout” democracy to its knees.

These four women survive, all have worked with Veterans Today and make up a group of patriotic and honest Americans who put duty and honor before career and cash.


Pat Tillman – Murdered in Afghanistan

What is unique about them is that they survive while others like former football star and Army Corporal, Pat Tillman, were murdered or simply disappeared, as did so many who got too close to the questionable circumstances surrounding the 9/11 events.

Tillman, a “picture perfect” soldier was shot in the forehead 4 times at close range by unnamed fellow Americans while serving in Afghanistan.  Tillman had begun to question the war.  Today his death is listed as “friendly fire,” a strange term for government sanctioned premeditated murder.

At the time, US Commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal lied to the press and the American people claiming Tillman was killed by “enemy fire.”  This expose represented a bitter end to McChrystal’s career.

Todd still lives with her family in Australia, somewhat of a local celebrity after the attempt by US officials to, well, we aren’t sure what their plans were, rendition, murder, we will never know.

Editors Note:  I will pose to you all that we are long past due a needed divorce from all internal investigations, not a one of which is worth spit. They are a mockery of even the word justice, much less the concept. They are a proven national security threat and have totally undermined accountability for high crimes and misdemeanors at the highest level. We need a totally independent investigative and judicial branch to handle any and all such investigations. And that would include the Justice Department and the FBI…no exceptions…Jim W. Dean]

 Editing:  Jim W. Dean

From William Perry – Secretary of Defense


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33 Responses to "The Truth About the 2007 Invasion of Iran and the Woman Who Stopped It"

  1. Dan Sheppard  January 13, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    As an Australian, we are proud to have such people like the brave Gwenyth Todd to become a citizen of this nation, we share her belief.

  2. Chandler  September 23, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    One person can make a difference. JFK said we all should try. What pathetic minds are running this country today.

  3. ricohands  August 31, 2012 at 8:25 am

    What a brave girl. She gave up a promising career because she had a conscience and almost paid for that with her life.

  4. Al  August 31, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Perhaps Obama should give his Nobel Prize to someone a bit more deserving.

  5. Gordon Duff  August 29, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    GW will be on “The Short End of the Stick” with Mike Harris from 9am to 11am Eastern time tomorrow, from 8/30/2012

    I will co-host the second hour.

  6. DaveE  August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I read this story on the Washington ComPost and was surprised they even touched it, given their neocon zionist bent, although their piece read like a backhanded compliment (at best) to GW, more like a “People Magazine” profile than serious reporting.

    Thanks for filling in the blanks and completing the picture in a much more truthful and useful manner.

  7. Lem Genovese  August 29, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Ms. Todd should have been at least nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in my book.
    Leaving for Australia took as much courage as being an international whistleblower on the mission that tried to initiate a war with Iran under Bush 2. May she continue to contribute to the cause of sanity, clarity and
    the public’s right to know just how FUBAR US policies in the Mid East have really become since 9/11.

    • Jim W. Dean  August 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

      Lem, She is going to be on Mike Harris’ Republic Broadcasting Network talk radio show in the morning 9 to 11am EST. She is being repatriated over the airwaves 🙂


  8. Matt Ford Jr.  August 29, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Gordon, thank you again for this very important information. There are still heroes out there.

    To Gwenyth and your friends, I say many thanks to all as well. Many innocent lives have been spared because of you. Your adversaries are nothing more than satanists.

    May God Bless you always. I am placing your name on our church’s continuous prayer list.

    We need stories like this to be broadcast on CBS ” 60 Minutes.”

  9. The Rahnameh  August 29, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Incredible story. The intent to collapse the United States (and global reserve currency) coincides with the tail-end of a 100 year ponzi scheme. The fog of war allows for many objectives, including refacing the world to suit a New World Order of Orwellian proportions. Romney, the Bush puppet (see, for e.g., google.com/search?q=romney+bush&tbm=isch for the quick snapshot and general idea), will bring it to America full steam ahead.

    Something I’m not picking up here, Gordon: how did they discover Todd’s knowledge of the conspiracy?

    • The Rahnameh  August 29, 2012 at 9:04 am


    • FactversusHype  August 29, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      It’s going to happen under either O or R, since the same powers control both. This is why the banks were bailed and the vicious ripoff ‘stimulus’ was printed off, to drive it down to now. O voted for tarp, surrounded with wall st, more mortg fraud bailouts etc. Collapse has been fostered by every president most especially O, since he could have voted no, said no, allowed the fall and began restoration. He instead did his job, for ‘them’. That’s why he has troops on our streets now, preparing. The collapse will be completed under either O or R.

  10. etominusipi  August 29, 2012 at 5:33 am

    inspiring story. huge respect to Gw & all with the angels on this one. sometimes VT really kicks ass 😉

    PS Jim’s sober footnote should be widely circulated:

    Editors Note: I will pose to you all that we are long past due a needed divorce from all internal investigations, not a one of which is worth spit. They are a mockery of even the word justice, much less the concept. They are a proven national security threat and have totally undermined accountability for high crimes and misdemeanors at the highest level. We need a totally independent investigative and judicial branch to handle any and all such investigations. And that would include the Justice Department and the FBI…no exceptions…Jim W. Dean]

  11. tool  August 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    damn! i heard its best to get your story out as fast as possible to save your life,,once its out there and something happens to ya they know where to look..im surprised she never went before congress on this one,it sickens me the Bush administration would kill innocent Americans in false flag attacks for their so called greater good..9/11 being a good example..
    and one has to wonder who was pushing the Bush administration so hard on invading the entire middle east..(Israel cough cough)

    if i was here id hire private security to watch her around the clock until her story is told,,the faster the better i guess..

    and as for Pat Tillman,,,sheesh shot 4 times point blank in the head?..i wish the public knew what really happened

  12. judgment  August 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I have been writing opely to all who has some power including that Whie House stating the American people want justice, it is an election year the cover up must stop crooks and traitors belong in jail what is stopping you. Without Justice which is the base of this society people will resort to taking matter into their hand. This government is betraying the constitutional foundation of this nation.

    Perhaps if enought of us write loud and clear someone wll listen.

  13. stormyrain  August 28, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    What a brave woman, I hope she out lives us all. I agree with Ann… Go GW, evade the flying monkeys at all cost…


  14. Preston James, Ph.D  August 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    How fortunate for Americans to have such a great American hero as Gwenyth Todd. This story reminds me of the infamous NSA whistleblower John Coleman who was harassed and hunted for standing up for America. He was finally given asylum by a European nation. Or like whistleblower Terry Reed who was stalked and seriously harassed beyond reason and had to hide out for an extended period.

    It is determined folks like Gwenyth Todd who have made America great in the past. Hopefully there are many more in place now that will also do the right thing when decision time comes (which may be sooner than later). Another great article by Gordon. VT continues to carry the real stories that no other publication dares to cover. Thanks to Gordon and VT and to GwenythTodd.

  15. Ann  August 28, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Gwenyth Todd,

    Thank you for your loyalty and bravery that far exceeds DC leadership. Thank you for averting more rivers of blood for loot. Thank you for sparing another nation from unAmerican attacks, and the massive American casualties, anguished families, and orphans that would surely follow. Thank you for doing your part to defend our Constitution. And thanks be to God that you evaded the treasonous flying monkeys whose only mission on this Earth is to serve evil.

    • FactversusHype  August 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      Yours post really says it, I second those sentiments to Gwenyth T –

  16. Gordon Duff  August 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Write Gw through my email.


  17. duay khwaam nap theuu  August 28, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Gwyneth Todd replied to some of the comments to the Washington Post article.

    “…a minor error on the part of the author. The CIA said he was “their asset”, but the individual in question refused to be anyone’s “asset. He is a good, honest human being. So he refused to talk to the CIA. That made the CIA very angry. But they never said they thought he was a terrorist, they were just angry that they had blown a very valuable contact. They told me if they could not run him as their asset, I would be forbidden from speaking to him. I explained that he is a man, not an asset, he is a friend to me and was a friend to the US Embassy before the new, overbearing CIA guy threatened him, that I did not now nor had ever worked for the CIA or any other intelligence agency, and therefore I would determine to whom I spoke. i would not have met with terrorists, even if given their precise names and addresses by a certain 3-star admiral. But obviously the admiral thought I would take the bait he fed me in the now-mysteriously-missing incoming threat report. This is how low we have sunk in the region…”

    “…this is about what I believe may have constituted activity that could have led to many deaths, the least of which might have been mine. It needs to be independently investigated so it never happens to anyone else and to ensure the US is not tricked into another war that will ruin not only the US but result in the deaths of countless innocents…. if it allows the truth to come out and let others see how the US Government has allowed certain rogue officials to determine whether we send our loved ones into war for spurious reasons, perhaps the US public can wield a bit more control over our future as a benevolent and great nation.”

    And Google tells us:
    Kevin J. Cosgriff Joins Textron Systems as Senior Vice President of International Business and Government. WILMINGTON, Mass., Sep 07, 2010

    and ADM William J. Fallon, U.S. Navy (Ret.), per the wikipedia link in the article:
    On March 11, 2008, he announced his resignation from CENTCOM and retirement from active duty, citing administrative complications caused in part by an article in Esquire Magazine, which described him as the only thing standing between the Bush Administration and war with Iran.

    His nickname? “Fox.”

    • PallMall  August 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm

      For those looking for Ms. Todd’s replies on the WaPo site, choose the recommended tab and look for Sunken Individual’s posts. That’s her. The military/political trolls are out in spades trying to undercut her and the article. You’ll notice them by the consistent number of recs they get. Great story.

    • Jim W. Dean  August 28, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks Pall, I spent 90 minutes culling through them to get a feel for the feedback as you cal learn a lot. Besides the usual suspects (this is DC after all) there were some very interesting ones.

      We will be scheduling radio and TV for Gwenyth over the next couple of months. She’s on the editorial board now so we will put her to work!! 🙂

    • Jim W. Dean  August 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks once again for the digging Duay.

  18. gentry  August 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    IT TAKES A WOMAN! The men just “go along”!

    • Charlotte NC Bill  August 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

      Sean Hannity, Richard Clarke, Gen Petreus and Glenn Beck couldn’t be a pimple constellation on this woman’s ass…

  19. FactversusHype  August 28, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    An important, inspiring article. How different can our country and world be if all of us committed to that level of bravery. We have to. This article a good partner to the next article back on meade/censorship and other problems to be dealt with, the comments also worth reading. Thank you GD.

  20. Rollo  August 28, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    The Sydney Morning Herald link doesn’t work. Alternate?

    • Martin Maloney  August 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      “The Sydney Morning Herald link doesn’t work. Alternate?”

      “doesn’t work” doesn’t convey any useful information. Which operating system are you using, which browser are you using and what is the error message that you received, when you clicked on the link?

      The link worked for me in Internet Explorer 9 and in Firefox 14 under Windows Vista and also in Firefox 14 under Linux Mint 9.

    • Jim W. Dean  August 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Martin, I just tried the hotlink I put in and it worked just now, but here if the url.


    • Martin Maloney  August 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Q: What did the cannibal get, when he showed up late for dinner?

      A: The cold shoulder.

      Yes, as I posted, there is nothing wrong with the hotlink. I’m a serious geek, and the purpose of my comment was to offer Rollo assistance.

    • Charlotte NC Bill  August 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      We gathered that…you’re ok..

    • Rollo  August 28, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Didn’t work before, but works now. Thanks.

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