by Gordon Duff, …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: VT started publishing about fake news a good five years ago, and Gordon will give you some of the highlights below, going back to the early post-911 days, when the epidemic to ride the terror threat, frontpage news columns had way too many people pulling things out of their butts.
There have always been charlatans with fake stories, and reporters and even editors who would give them wings for a price, money or a promise of access to official scoops.
But what Gordon lays out below, in 2019, would seem ludicrous to many of those who these fake stories were tailored to, so they would go with the flow on how the Patriot Act would change our lives forever. It has, and it will continue to do so, as none of it has been rolled back, even though busting up ISIS cells in the US has been slim pickings for some time.
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats had no problem stating that the beaten and broken remaining ISIS units in Syria and Iraq still represented a serious threat to the homeland.
He lied. They do not. They will be rounded up, sent to rest camps, and flown by Gulf State and NATO countries to their next mayhem job, and work as cheaply as they did in Iraq and Syria.
Even if Allah does not pay well, or the Saudis are a little short of cash, a jihadi can always sell pre-teen slave captives down at the market. They went for around $10,000 in Syria.
Mass media treated VT like a leper when we were busting up these stories. The phone never rang from any major media outlet wanting to interview us for a story. Numbers wise, the Rense show was our big window with his million-listener audience.
But one thing they will never be able to take away from us is our track record – all the ones we got right and all those we burned down. And we did it with our own people when needed, like when Fetzer burned himself down with Jade Helm and wanted to take us down with him. We parted ways.
We are survivors, as we learned that art the hard way, by paying the dues required… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … January 31, 2019 –
“Tomfoolery, foolish or silly behavior.”
Washington is a city of liars in a nation of liars. From the strutting Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon to the bought-and-paid-for hallowed halls of congress, the business is lying. It’s an industry, carefully coordinated with fake press, Hollywood and the Deep State engine of corruption.
At the wheel, and careening everywhere is the king of liars, Donald Trump, worst of them all, a man who is so out of control lying that he occasionally tells the truth, something Washington has never seen. He doesn’t do it on purpose, he simply can’t stay on script.
We will begin with just a few minor Syria lies, and move on. As of the end of January 2019, Israel is attacking Southern Syria and the suburbs of Damascus where they say Iran has military units. Now, why am I including Israel when I am supposed to be talking about American liars?
Simply put, with Donald Trump and the entire Republican Party sworn, and we mean actual oaths, to protect and defend Israel, even to the point of killing every man, woman and child in the entire Middle East and beyond, we can safely and categorically state that the very key to Washington’s corruption is the influence of Israel and their lobby.
That said, we move on, still on Syria mind you. The problem with the attacks is twofold, there are no Iranians in Southern Syria including Damascus and its environs, they are elsewhere in the country, quite far away actually and, the US is coordinating the attacks.
You see, the US also coordinated the endless bombing attacks on Yemen as well, this time for Saudi Arabia, attacks that included Israeli planes as part of a secret “coalition of the bribed,” terror bombing civilians in that beleaguered nation killing tens of thousands innocent civilians.
We can’t mention lies without bringing up the White Helmets, the fake NGO run by the CIA and MI6, and their staged poison gas attacks, some with no victims and some with real dead children, murdered by heroic aid workers. Trump has attacked Syria twice based on these false flag events and we know for certain that Donald Trump is entirely aware that the White Helmets are fake, we have confirmed that he has seen the evidence.
Talking about Trump and evidence, we could begin a discussion of the Khashoggi killing, and Donald Trump’s personal role in the death of a Washington Post reporter far more critical of Trump than Saudi Arabia. The trail for the Khashoggi killing doesn’t lead to rogue Saudi agents, it leads to MSB’s meetings with Jared Kushner and a “favor” for the White House, murdering the crown jewel of Trump enemy number one, Jeff Bezos’, Washington Post reporting staff.
Let’s step back in history for a bit, looking at some “vintage” Trump. Trump was a “birther,” one of the wingnuts who believed President Obama was born in Kenya. For that to happen, let’s go back to 1961, where a “white woman” pregnant with a mixed-race child is said to have embarked on a 4-day journey around the world to seek the worst medical care on the planet in a nation where no hospital would accept a mixed-race birth. Kenya didn’t exist then, the real name of the region was British East Africa, and Trump would have known this had he paid any attention in school.
This would have made Barak Obama British, not “Kenyan,” a citizen of a nation that wouldn’t exist for two years even if the events “birthers” like Trump espouse actually happened, which are, of course, impossible.
In 2014, as a security advisor to the government of the Republic of Kenya, I met with the Minister of Interior and discussed the issue, asking if there had, in fact, been any delegations or investigative groups from the US that came to Kenya to review records. The answer was an astounding “no.”
Jumping back to the present day, America is and has been, for a month anyway, shut down based on a political impasse. Though there is no overt impact on life in America, key government departments have cut activities that curtail business growth and endanger America’s investment environment.
The whole thing is built on lies. The current lie is this, that there is a rush on America’s border and that troops need to be sent to protect the nation from being overrun by terrorists and criminals from the Hispanic “south.” In truth, the whole thing is an utter fiction.
The largest border crossings with Mexico, according to Wikipedia, are at San Ysidro, California. Veterans Today is headquartered in, now wait for it, “San Ysidro, California.” We can see the border crossings from our offices there. What we see is simple, nothing whatsoever has changed.
The same lines of cars, the same lines of pedestrians, just like a decade ago or 20 years ago, no panic in the streets, no magic tunnels or fences being charged, the whole thing is made up.
The tales of magic threats to America aren’t new. Do remember that the US invaded Canada four times, burning down the Duff family home in Windsor, Ontario during one of the forays. From Veterans Today:
“Back in 1782, Alexander Duff came to Detroit, second son of a Scottish baron. He built a log cabin trading post at the junction of the Detroit and Rouge rivers. He later fled to Canada to avoid “American democracy,” something others are considering more and more today. There he built Duff House, now Duff-Baby House, Ontario’s oldest surviving structure which was burned by William Henry Harrison during one of America’s forays into Canada, this one after Tecumseh.”
That said, more recently fake invasions of America, such as the one Trump is trying to peddle to a dumbed down public, aren’t anything new. The most notorious one of late came from a right-wing nutcase group called Judicial Watch. Back in 2015, not so long ago, they claimed ISIS was building training camps along the Rio Grande, the muddy steam that separates the US from Mexico. From Judicial Watch:
“ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.
The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.
During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.
According to these same sources, ‘coyotes’ engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed ‘coyotes’ are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.
Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.”
Republicans in congress, led by Louie Gohmert (R-TX) ask for the army to invade Mexico and eliminate this army of up to 60,000 terrorists. Later, however, it turned out the whole thing was fake. Gohmert is still in congress, chief architect of Trump’s campaign to build a wall. Gohmert still insists the ISIS camps are there and continually expresses frustration that nobody else can see them.
Trump, however, repeated this tale again and again, as he did with a number of similar stories including one of a Russian invasion of the Mississippi Valley, an army of “Spetsnaz” disguised as either UN troops or flood relief workers.
2015 was a banner year for Trump conspiracies, this one was “Jade Helm,” which alleged, based on Walmart Corporation closing 5 stores in the American Southwest region, that a mystery was afoot.
It went like this, as Trump and far too many other gullible types described it:
“Under the Walmart Stores, there were secret prisons. Each of these prisons was connected through hundreds of miles of underground tunnels that were as long as 2300 miles, terminating in a strange black building (from InfoWars/Dahboo77) built “overnight in the back woods of Kentucky” where hundreds of thousands of coffins would hold those killed.
In order to facilitate the roundup and massacre of freedom loving American patriots, trainloads of shackles were being brought in.
Based on this assertion, Texas Republican Governor, Gregg Abbot called up the “Texas Home Guard” to make sure that Obama and the Pentagon weren’t successful in their ploy, trainloads of shackles, hundreds of thousands dead, a story Trump bought, “hook, line and sinker.”
Problem is, of course, the tunnels never existed, there were no shackles, no trains, no secret prisons and the magic warehouse in Kentucky, built “overnight,” was really the whisky aging warehouse of Makers Mark. It did go up “overnight,” but in 1877.
While these wild stories go on, one after the other, behind the scenes something worse, far worse, reality itself creeps in. While Trump was chasing birth certificates and member of congress were concerned about an imaginary ISIS invasion of Texas, other things were going on.
Has anyone asked how an ISIS fighter flies from Manila, Philippines to Amman, Jordan or Ankara, Turkey and ends up in Syria? The rest of us can’t get through an airport without being strip searched.
Let’s look at Boko Haram. In 2011, while in Nigeria as security advisor to then President Goodluck Jonathan, I warned of a very suspicious and quite fake terror group called “Boko Haram.”
Our sources told us that this mysterious group went from spears and arrows to modern weapons, new Toyota “technicals” and modern drones and satellite phones almost overnight, this for an organization that shunned both education and all Western technology.
Today, the US has deployed across Africa’s Sahel, building drone bases and chasing down terrorists who couldn’t exist without equipment and training from NATO/Israeli intelligence organizations.
Sounds like Syria doesn’t it, creating a problem whose only solution is an American invasion?
The issue here, the issue today, is one of lying and stupidity. Things will either get better or things will get worse. They will only get better if those who believe and espouse fakery and insanity are exposed or even eliminated from positions of influence. Part of that process is recognizing that very real evil can only exist behind a smokescreen of fakery and tomfoolery.
In military operations, “tomfoolery” is called “deception and cover.” Could we, perhaps postulate, that there is no “tomfoolery” without purpose?
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”