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January 4, 2016 Intel Drop

Life in a world of manufactured events


…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

I don’t know where to start and that’s not a good thing.  We can begin with the break in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.  Anyone who doesn’t have a sneaking feeling that they are working in concert to bolster crashing crude oil prices is too stupid to live.

Mind you, like any good activist type, I love Iran and look forward someday to accepting one of their invitations to be led around by the nose in Tehran in the company of failed bloggers and Mossad assets.  Best remember, Iran loves Iran only.

This week a story of mine outlining the secret coalition between the Kurds and ISIS was published in Russia.  I make a slam-dunk case for full Kurdish complicity in ISIS oil operations and the rope-a-dope land war that was supposed to take Mosul in 2012, then 2013 and now 2016 or beyond.

Like I pointed out in Damascus at the Damascus December 2014 counter-terrorism conference this is organized crime and everyone who loves money more than honor is in on it.

Finally, after years of warnings, it is now understood about the role of Turkey and Erdogan.  Now we warn about the Kurds. Back in 2011 we began our warnings on Africa, how Boko Harum and al Shebab were proto-ISIS “CIA/Mossad” operations.

Were one to be “broad” and thus, correct, one could call the Pentagon an organized crime franchise.  One could say the same about the American congress as well.  In fact, we know exactly how they are paid, who the paymasters are and who hold the private accounts for Congress in the Cayman Islands.

It is impossible to move on without addressing the “Oregon thing.”  First of all, American is not going to be saved by anyone ever involved with the Tea Party, Storm Front, the Israel lobby, Trump, InfoWars or Oath Keepers.  Anyone who believes all are not one in the same, who has any doubts, best go elsewhere.  The “too friggin’ dumb to live” group is not “VT people.”

Yes, the government has corrupt bureaucracies.  One of the worst is the Bureau of Land Management but I guess the Park Service must be bad too.  In this case they are failing to effectively allow those who use the land of others to do so without paying, like with the Bundy klan or, as in this case, go on to federal land and burn things as though it were theirs personally and not collectively “ours,” albeit managed by a hateful bureaucracy.

Were I to see a sign of intelligence, recognition that the bureaucracy they complaining about is run by powerful corporations aligned to the Tea Party, in fact aligned to the same idiots who are threatening violence, then I might be more interested.

We aren’t going to be saved by the uneducated, in fact the worst Americans, the ignorant yahoos who push for wars, blindly suck down propaganda and only get aroused when their freeloading is threatened.

Then again, just out of suspicion, perhaps because of bad brain chemistry, I tend to look at this Oregon thing and think “3fer” with Jade Helm and San Bernadino.

The Jade Helmsters pitched this whiskey warehouse as the repository for the ashes ofcremated executed citizens

The Jade Helmsters pitched this whiskey warehouse as the repository for the ashes ofcremated executed citizens

Let’s remember, this is the Jade Helmster gang, all involved in a well organized and well financed scam that left them all burned.  In a world with real problems, too utter assholes that decided they could start unsupervised fires on federal land and not go to prison just don’t matter.

Homeless veterans sleep in the gutter while these assholes get their cheap shit assault rifles out to defend cows nobody can afford to eat anymore.  I get a bit sick of people who love standing up for their own wallets and are blind to everyone and everything else.

It’s time to ask some hard questions about Libya.  We are seeing the US, UK and others secretly sending troops to Libya to block ISIS moves to control Libya’s oil industry.  Let’s remember that Libya is on the Mediterranean Sea, totally controlled by the US and all oil is sent out by tanker ship, not driven by Kurds into Turkey like with Syria and Iraq.

There is no potential for ISIS to do anything with Libyan oil unless they have friends in big oil companies who will berth supertankers in plain sight and load them for shipment to Europe or elsewhere, with full cooperation from the US Navy.

Then we must ask ourselves, why are we sending in troops to block the US Navy from helping ISIS sell oil to support worldwide organized crime and terrorism unless the fleet commanders of the US Navy are, themselves, supporters of terrorism, which they are.

Why steal oil they can’t sell unless they know something we, or at least “you” don’t know?  ISIS will be selling Libyan oil, loading it on ships for everyone to see and sailing it for sale to Austria and Italy, to France and Britain and, of course, to Israel, all at huge discounts from oil’s already seemingly low market prices, all guarded, not this time by the YPG and Kurdish Pergmersha but by the American, French, British and Italian Navies.

Then why are there troops being sent to stop this?  If Obama is trying to block this, even Cameron, what does this tell us? Why aren’t other noticing?  Is there, just perhaps, a problem  in who controls the US Navy?

Let’s go back and look at Ukraine for a second.  I don’t want people to forget.  The US staged a coup, really an invasion of Ukraine overthrowing an elected pro-Russian government where 55% of the country was taken over with 40% remaining at war and Crimea voting to join Russia.

The war never ended, it is going on now.  How then was a government in Kiev “fairly elected” if the war was never finished?  How could an election have been held in separatist areas which still recognized the original freely elected government?  They weren’t.

This means, of course, that there really was no election in Ukraine and that those running the Kiev government are NATO puppets, put in place by an invasion begun with false flag terrorist attacks.

Now it seems that there are massive oil discoveries on the Syrian Golan Heights, occupied by Israel, with American companies tied to Dick Cheney and a pack of CIA and Pentagon thugs heading the exploration there in direct violation of the Geneva Convention.

So, a few ranchers and armed skinhead “hangers on” want to steal some grass, start fires and get their pictures taken. Who cares.



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25 Responses to "January 4, 2016 Intel Drop"

  1. Serenity  January 8, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Mike, Indeed, I know all about the High Lonesome…

  2. Serenity  January 6, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Mike, I agree with your perspectives about working the land & “real”, pastoral time. How I remember waking up as a child at 4:00 am, riding my pony through the woods with my dog along under the moonlight to get the cows for milking. I was enveloped in the natural world where I felt totally at home with the spirits around me, including wild animals. This is where & when mysticism opened my heart & soul, which has guided & served me my entire life. Such gifts can never be bought or taken away.

    When he was younger, my Father also worked hard on his Father’s ranch in Northern Montana. He taught my siblings & me to be resilient, self-reliant, and to work for ourselves if at all possible to maintain our independence. He said his cathedral was on his land where he felt closest to God.

    My faith is in my Celtic heritage and those who came before me; not in the federal government…

    • Mike Kay  January 8, 2016 at 12:38 am

      There is a tradition you probably know of. When things need perspective, when conditions are inscrutable, when one must commune with higher beings, one travels the High Lonesome.
      My time at the High Lonesome has shown me that those with power are increasingly abusing it. Like most crazy people, they are obsessed with phantoms in their own minds, and think their misuse of power will force everyone else to be equally given over to these phantoms.
      Yet phantoms only haunt us when they are our own.
      The pain, the damage caused by this agenda, is all very real.
      We need to remember that crazy people can only do crazy things, so it is to be expected that the same government which viciously burns cattle, livestock, homes, communities, and people will eagerly call terrorist one who does nothing close.
      The picture that emerges is telling.

  3. treefrog  January 6, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I for one missed the odd Intel Drop, a miscellany of information with a touch of irony and spleen. Right on!

    • Wanderer  January 6, 2016 at 4:02 am

      Well, the problem is, it was dipped in some egotistical BS before it was dropped. But you’ll have that kind of mindless drivel every now and then.

  4. raven  January 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Whether the Bundy event is manufactured is to be determined, and I think Mr. Duff’s perspective is useful in this regard. But I agree with many of the comments here that the Hammonds are being unfairly ridiculed. They actually already DID time for these fires, 3 and 12 months respectively. They were then retried two years later by the bureacracies so that their sentencing would fulfill the guidelines that defined them as TERRORISTS for their actions. And that is the outrage.

  5. jones  January 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    “I don’t know where to start and that’s not a good thing.”

    …but start you did by jumping smack in the middle of the mind-numbing, megalomania that threatens to suck us all into the pit of everlasting damnation! So why can’t we cut off the head of this snake? Well first we have to awaken to the snake’s existence and its roll in our awakening consciousness. We, as earth’s people, must choose kindness to ourselves and others or become the monsters who seek destruction of all that is good.

  6. CRM114  January 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    @Mike Kay, great posts, sir. Thank you for the first person perspective. By all means, keep telling us the accounts we wouldn’t hear otherwise. I was more than a bit surprised with the perspective taken in the host article. You’re offering to set the record straight based on personal knowledge, and you took the high road in tone. Well done.

    • Mike Kay  January 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      There are many who carry the scars from dealing with, as Mr. Duff once aptly wrote, American style democracy.
      Yes, there is ignorance amidst those who work the land, and perhaps too ready of an acceptance for those who only pretend to speak for them. Yet, is their ignorance any deeper, or any worse, than any other cross section of American culture?
      We are all played for suckers all the time.
      I can attest to the sheer pleasure of working beneath the sky, of working with one’s hands, of understanding real time, instead of the hyper spastic city version.
      There is a spiritual element, a fulfillment that somebody is jealous enough of to try and take it away.
      There is also a competency, skills with survival that some don’t want you to have.
      Somebody doesn’t want strong men and women empowering a good society. Somebody wants you broken and weak, unable to determine life for yourself.
      Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this is an isolated attack. We were all treated to another round of the president promising to thieves away even more freedom, all for our own good, of course.

  7. Raptor  January 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

    There is no need to have a spat between Iran and the Saudi’s to bolster anything in relation to oil prices. All need be done is for THE KINGDOM to cut production….and not any token 3-4 million per day….cut 10 million and watch what happens…..You SUPPOSEDLY had Russia waste a few thousand tankers and the affect on the price of oil was…..NADA….There is a reason for that and surely those brilliant folks scattered about here, know what it is.


  8. Worker Bee  January 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Thanks for the picture of the whiskey warehouse – now we know where Assad gets the raw materials for his barrel bombs.

  9. Foci  January 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm


    OK Mr Duff, pay no attention to what lay under the surface of that disputed land. This isn’t about grass fires or beef.
    Oh, and everyone just pull the “D” lever all the way down the line next time you vote. Then everything will be peachy-keen.

    States Rights? FFFuuuggggeeeettttaaabbbboouuutttt it.

    • Zaguero  January 5, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      States’ Rights died in 1865

  10. Mike Kay  January 4, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    Mr. D., you are wrong about what is happening on our so-called federal lands.
    My life is a testament to an out of control federal bureaucratic psychopathy. This has absolutely nothing to do with paying, that’s all a cheap shot organized by the feds p.r. brigade. Its really effective, cuz it creates division, and demonizes those who are working the land, rather than just writing about it, from overpaid positions in universities.
    I’m sure these same closet marxists will conveniently leave out the damage done by federal burning campaigns, always leveled against those on the land. Don’t anyone ever try to tell me about this, cuz I live it every day.
    To snort and dismiss corporate influence is patently ridiculous. You want to know who sets fire to so called public land, sir? Corporations. Corporations with their tendrils so deep in bed with the feds that they are one and the same.
    I will swear on a stack of bibles, qurans, or whatever that there is an intentional campaign of burning out, forcing out, and destroying the lives of those who won’t leave the land.
    No sir, it is not, nor has ever been about fair prices for anything, its about unleashing those multinational crooks on our minerals, our timber, our water, our wildlife. Right now in the Gila, most grazing permittees are foreign run corporations, so please sir, understand there is far more to this than most want you to know.

    • guitargirl  January 5, 2016 at 8:25 am

      What you are saying here Mike, reminds me what I heard last year at Mike Harris’ that the Dust Bowl was intentionally created to get the families from their land because of the oil discovery…..


    • Mike Kay  January 5, 2016 at 11:25 am

      I could tell you true stories that you wouldn’t believe.
      I could show you places, special places, that were intentionally targeted and destroyed, viciously.
      I have witnessed the uniformed psychopaths thrilling at the pain they inflicted.
      I will say this much, the corporate government is a criminal enterprise that hides its genuine nature and actions through duplicity, and the willing support of a sold out populace. Beware especially the self appointed good guys, they are often the ones best at playing all sides.The media is there to condition responses and attitudes, not to inform and provide fodder for critical thinking. Led by various “think tanks” with corporate and university allegiances, they will work to find the most defenseless, the least connected, and blame them for everything their disgusting crooked enterprise does. If you stand in front of them they will level their weapons upon you, and if they have to mow down a few of their own lackeys in the process, so much the better.
      Evil and duplicity are now the new norm in corporate government actions.
      What is particularly interesting is realizing how easily the rest of humanity sells itself out, serves the master that turns them into caged marionettes.
      The effing abrahamics railroad us into self destructive ideologies that masquerade as paths to liberating truths, from there its an easy step to play a role in the bigger game of nihilism.
      Why, its enough to turn one into a Gnostic.

  11. Jack Heart  January 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    “we know exactly how they are paid, who the paymasters are and who hold the private accounts for Congress in the Cayman Islands”

    Someone else once told me that. He blamed the bureaucrats for not moving on them. I’m not there and you and him are so I cannot possibly know all the variables (but I have learned a few, haven’t i?)and I certainly don’t want to seem presumptuous but I can’t help but pointing out the tedium of it all. Love the music, the Mamas and Papas definitely got the sound track for this one, just substitute you know who for Mama Cass and Creeque Alley provides the perfect backdrop for the neo-con carnage. But hey now Mr. Duff they have been wanting to dance with the devil under the pale pale moonlight for so long now I’m starting to think now maybe it is time to give them the next dance…

    • Worker Bee  January 4, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      “Love the music, the Mamas and Papas definitely got the sound track for this one…”

      Jack – I understand (correct me if I am wrong) you are not a fan of the late David McGowan, but is he essentially correct that the mid 1960’s-70’s Hollywood/Laurel Canyon/”counter-culture” music scene was just another intel/mass psy-ops sham, so the studio version of this song was mostly by Phil Spector’s “Wrecking Crew”?

    • Jack Heart  January 5, 2016 at 2:35 am

      No worker you have it all wrong. I am actually a big fan of McGowan’s. The people who are responsible for the sixties , who actually caused a whole generation to kick off those stupid looking loafers and throw those I Like Ike buttons in the garbage where they belonged, must be punished. They ruined the Vietnam War and there is really no telling what kind of damage did with that foolish Beatles, Rolling Stones and Doors music. It was because of them we never got to hear Jim Morrison sing The Battle Hymn of the Republic…

      s got it all figured

    • Worker Bee  January 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

      “…to kick off those stupid looking loafers and throw those I Like Ike buttons in the garbage where they belonged…”

      And the button down shirts, Church Socials, sock hops and conformity for the sake of conformity too?

  12. ayelyahbenjamin  January 4, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    reeling on Libya but not surprised, an intel dump that makes one just want to leave this world of manufactured events behind…and drift into the land of Mamas and Papas

  13. David Vaughn  January 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    President Obama aka The Grinch…..too funny!

  14. Edward Dodge  January 4, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    The question needs to be asked that if the US Navy is now under control of rogue commanders, disloyal to the Commander-in-Chief, why are they not being cashiered and court martialed? Is Obama being derelict in his duty, or could it be such action would be used as some false pretense to impeach the President, or worse, could we really be that close to a military coup in the US?

  15. Amelius  January 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    When I heard about this Oregon spectacle, my first thought was that this was take two of the Jade Helm hoax. When I saw it was Bundy leading the charge, I remembered he was the primary focus of a BLM standoff a while back and I thought of the Bundy family connection to the illuminati bloodlines. I cannot be certain if this Bundy is connected to that bloodline or not, but that got me thinking that he could be a paid actor who is serving a purpose.

    Maybe it’s a diversion, to deflect viewers attention away from much more important issues. Similar to how the Clinton/Lewinski scandal was conveniently made public at the same time as the inspector general of the CIA revealed that the DOJ and CIA had an agreement (82-95) to ignore drug trafficking by CIA agents and assets.
    (RIP Gary Webb) Everyone was so preoccupied with the president catching an adulterous BJ in the oral office, that very few people even realized the CIA were drug dealing thugs and the DOJ willingly agreed to turn a blind eye.

    Could this Oregon event involving the armed takeover of a public place be orchestrated to paint actual patriotic American militia groups with an extremist brush, to justify labeling patriots as the next big national security threat? Could TPTB use this incident to promote a change in regulations pertaining to firearm ownership/regulation, or a gun grab policy?

    • Wanderer  January 4, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Oh there’s definitely something to that. I don’t believe everyone involved is there for that reason, but, yeah, the Bundy bunch I don’t trust one bit and the guns should have been left home. The pot is being stirred again but it won’t turn out the way they want.

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