by Gordon Duff, VT Sr. Editor,  …with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
–  First published … November 09, 2019


The announcement in October 2019 that the United States was “keeping” Syria’s oil for itself, opened the eyes of millions of Americans blinded by 20 years of absolute censorship, total propaganda and political turmoil.

What became clear is that the US government itself has no ability to trade in oil, it runs no refineries, owns no gas stations, no pipelines. The oil was going to private companies and, in reality, had been for years, under the guise of fake terrorism, “ISIS” and as most are aware, under the US occupation of Iraq as well, so many years before.

Thus, Trump’s announcement was nothing really new, just arrogance on Trump’s part and ignorance of his real role, as “liar in chief” of a government-controlled by international gangsters.

It was Russia that stood up and told the world, those nations with access to free press, that the oil was being stolen and given to foreign corporations that paid off American politicians who rented out the American military.

That story was told by Marine General Smedley Butler during the 1930s, who had admitted these now-famous words, “I was a gangster for Wall Street.”

The next wrinkle here was Britain’s role, that political processes in Britain were being secretly financed by oil money from the British firms also operating in Syria, stealing oil, paying politicians, controlling elections there and destroying Britain’s truncated version of democracy, such as it is.

Let us now broaden the issue a bit. A recent episode of the TV drama Evil, a series about Vatican investigators of exorcism and prophecy, opened some new doors. In America it is always fiction that is closest to reality, a story we could tell a thousand times.

The plot involved an alleged prophet the Church sought to verify. During the questioning, investigators asked of the death of Jeffrey Epstein. The alleged prophet, one whose track record was more than amazing said God told her that Epstein was murdered to protect powerful men from exposure.

More curious still is that the network that carries that series is owned by Rupert Murdock, certainly not involved in the alleged Epstein murder, now public record according to recent autopsy findings, but that Murdoch is certainly a close friend of those most would suggest may stand accused, should justice in America prevail, something quite unlikely.

But what was Epstein about, his death, the allegations of child sex trafficking and less publicly of a blackmail ring that compromised politicians?

Access to insider information not available to the public, using contacts inside the nuclear weapons industry, a very different story evolves, one more sinister than that which the conspiracy theorists allege, one that, in fact, may well prove most conspiracy bloggers to be as most long suspect, paid elements of intelligence agency disinformation programs.

Here is where things become frightening.

During the 1990s, President Clinton was deeply compromised by a sex scandal involving Monica Lewinsky, which led to Clinton’s impeachment, though he finished his term in office as a “damaged president.”

It wasn’t just Clinton. Evidence of deep penetration of the US Department of Energy, the prime agency behind America’s nuclear weapons program, DARPA, America’s ultra-secret scientific research agency and the US Air Force organization that designs space weapons and even more classified technologies, has come forward.

Moreover, leak investigations of the latest generation nuclear weapons, “killer satellites” and many more, things we will not and certainly cannot list here, were quashed at orders of the aforementioned “compromised president.”

Where this involves Epstein is a more curious story, one so classified we can only speak of it in broad terms though the information we have isn’t broad at all, it is highly specific and devastating.

With all the investigation of Epstein, the “Lolita Express” and his private island, nothing is said of the “Zorro Ranch” in New Mexico. The facility is on land whose history, and we must be careful here, establishes a series of relationships between Epstein and powerful politicians who live nearby, some who benefited from Epstein’s contributions.

The network of Epstein associates there include the chiefs of the Department of Energy and top weapons scientists developing “after next-generation” weapons.

It has long been known that Epstein has courted scientists around the US, including funding projects and hosting conferences. It is also known that Epstein’s closest personal associate is the daughter of a powerful individual openly alleged to have operated a major spy ring inside Britain, someone who is also openly alleged to have been murdered by the Mossad.

What is key to add to the mix is that Epstein’s “Zorro Ranch” is situated in the middle of the weapons technology center of the United States, near key labs that design nuclear weapons, rail guns, spy systems, “death rays” and so much more.

We also know that news reporting of this, of his ranch at all, of its history and his contacts within America’s scientific defense community are totally censored.

Past this, some involved with Epstein, according to our sources, were, during the 1990s under investigation for the theft of nuclear secrets and the looting of America’s nuclear storage facility in Amarillo, Texas.

In an interview with the head of that multi-agency operation, a number of top Washington officials faced arrest for facilitating the theft of 350 nuclear “pits,” which were stolen and sold. The full details were given including an air crash in Mali where a plane loaded with stolen nuclear weapons crashed.

The photo files of this mission are available along with the names of investigators on this program, names like John Wheeler III, John O’Neill, and Roland Carnaby, all murdered.

Moreover, we also have the names of American nuclear scientists from White Sands National Proving Grounds, the Livermore Labs, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base and other facilities that are there but don’t publicly exist, that have died unexpectedly.

Many have ties with Genie Oil, a company now illegally drilling for oil on Syria’s Golan Heights and is allegedly involved in oil and gas exploration inside terrorist occupied Idlib Province in Syria, according to sources.

Other projects penetrated by Epstein including those involving advanced “energetic materials,” new chemical explosives that rival nuclear weapons, said to be a benefit for the construction industry but funded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, an organization that has rained cruise missiles on nation upon nation during recent decades.

The Epstein facility, with its deep ties to an alleged nuclear spy ring at the highest levels of US government, located moments away from nearly every key research facility and protected by a wall of silence adds a new dimension to the Epstein murder. From the New York Times:

“A forensic pathologist hired by Jeffrey Epstein’s brother disputed the official finding in the autopsy of his death, claiming on Wednesday that the evidence suggested that he did not take his own life but may have been strangled.

The New York City medical examiner’s office concluded in August that Mr. Epstein had hanged himself in his jail cell while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

But the private pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden, said on the morning TV show “Fox & Friends” that Mr. Epstein, 66, experienced a number of injuries — among them a broken bone in his neck — that “are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation.”

“I think that the evidence points to homicide rather than suicide,” said Dr. Baden, who observed the autopsy done by city officials. Dr. Baden, a former New York City medical examiner and a Fox News contributor, added, “I’ve not seen in 50 years where that occurred in a suicidal hanging case.”

The findings by Dr. Baden were strongly disputed by the city’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Barbara Sampson, who previously ruled that Mr. Epstein’s death on Aug. 10 in the Metropolitan Correctional Center was a suicide.”

Dr. Baden is more than convincing, Epstein was murdered but Epstein was never the “party boy” alleged. Well then, where is the threat one might ask?

Consider this, the United States has a “black budget” of tens of billions of dollars and a “white budget” of nearly 500 trillion dollars for military hardware and research.

Add to that funds allegedly gained through stealing oil and running heroin from Afghanistan or any number of other potential rackets, including but not limited to manipulation of world commodity and currency markets through the now unpredictable and irrational machinations of the US government and its leaders and we are talking “big money,” and we mean “trillions” not billions.

Then we are given the new America with secrecy everywhere, dozens of new agencies, advanced AI around every corner, 5g and even 6g technology coming online and then we add this. America, governmentally at least, ignores international laws, its own treaties and thinks nothing of violating the sovereignty of any nation.

One can and should also accept that all American elections long ago lost any sense of credibility. What can we assume?

  • Unimaginable weapons are being built
  • Said same are being sold to the highest bidder, which is likely to include super-national criminal conspiracies
  • A new standard of criminality unseen since Hitler is now openly American policy
  • Institutions capable of stopping this threat no longer exist and any nation that stands up to, do we call it America or simply tell the truth and say “organized crime” will be destroyed, first economically then militarily

What we do know is those who fight back are certainly censored, we’ve seen that, Facebook, Google, YouTube, and Twitter. We’ve also seen them imprisoned, murdered or simply “disappeared.”

Others are simply smeared, starting with Wikipedia and phantom websites, then moving on to the mainstream media.

Who is doing this? Who is in charge? Who would want to destroy an entire planet? Who enjoys human suffering? Are these questions too simplistic, too “black and white?” Are we in a war for survival and, thus far losing miserably? Who is “we?” We is “all of us.”

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.”

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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.

Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.

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  1. …if the passage of the “Patriot Act” after 911, replacing the constitution, was the final nail in the coffin of freedom…..then the Pre-Crime Bill just introduced by Bob Barr to congress will be the last shovel of dirt on the grave of freedom…..yes, now they want to round up people for what “they” think you are thinking and what you might do because of what they think you think….so far I haven’t seen a comment from VT on this bill….this bill must be stopped…….

  2. It’s not that America itself that is the threat, it is the government and deep state behind it. It is Washington, corrupted to the very core, run by psychopaths and sociopaths.
    Unfortunately the technocrats are flexing their own muscles and vying for those already in power for their share.
    Just what this will all lead up to could become very frightening as we see the advancement of AI and the creation of ever faster computers that is going to be weaponized to frightful levels.
    Washington is a threat and danger to everyone on the planet. Somehow I don’t see that changing any time soon.

  3. Article had lots of truths. This part “Who is “we?” We is “all of us.” Don’t agree w/ commonly used metaphor “WE”. Robert Oppenheimer tried & used the same Masonic philosophical soliloquy. Ask the murdered Protestant souls @ Dresden or the souls layed to waste @ Nagasaki/Hiroshima what they think. The controllers from behind the veils of OZ’s Deep State mosaic matrix like to place the blame on collective humanity for they’re synthesized Malthusian Crisis resets. Mao Zedong did that in recent twistory in 1958 Great Chinese Famine/Four Pest Campaign. All things connect to Gaia’s natural cycles. Man made Malthusian Crisis’s also interfere w/ noetic natural cycles. All things came to be from man’s innovation/creation/inventions. Many are still cloaked/suppressed/occulted in the shadows. All roots of noetic/gnosis connect underground. Truth needs no defending & stands alone by itself.

  4. The behavior of the US Government in the past few decades has rendered the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal quaint and naive.

  5. America has been violating its own tenets since its inception. The DOI says “all men are created equal” yet it seems as in Orwell’s Animal Farm that some are more equal than others. Breaking treaties and failing to respect the sovereignty of the First Nations had become a habit with the USG which then expanded their perfidy globally after “Manifest Destiny”. So ripping off Syria’s oil is no surprise. Assad probably with more than a touch of irony said Trump’s probably America’s greatest President since he isn’t smooth mealy mouthed huckster like previous Presidents who will dress up their theft with “bringing democracy” to the benighted and accepting the “white man’s burden”.

  6. The implication of that last paragraph, “…who enjoys human suffering?” Seems we are again purporting Henry Makow’s “walk-ins” at the core. Unimaginable weapons being built, surveillance state, nations destroyed, international law non-existent; all directed by non-corporeal beings? For all the bashing we do of Zionist Christians, this all seems very “Book of Daniel”, and eschatological?

    • With all these amazing weapons, the United States might actually and finally win a single war it has ever engaged in. I’m talking about America losing every single war it’s ever been in as a fact. Let’s look at Vietnam. Their advanced tech was agent orange.

      Then, you have the bluff theater of the Reagan era pretending to have space lasers. The ridiculous notion that technology existed to take people to the moon in the 60s-70s. Etc.

      America literally doesn’t even have a competent counterintelligence.

      The gems up there by Gordon are about how the US isn’t pursuing any national interests, but those of multinational oligarchs. And that the Israelis are deeply entrenched in the highest echelons of American national security.

    • Actually it was more advanced than that. They had sophisticated sensors all along the Hồ Chí Minh Trail and at that time a high tech computer system in use for Phoenix plus NSA had total ELINT coverage of any communications yet we still lost because the sensors only picked up foot traffic and they never figured that the Vietnamese would be carrying all the supplies needed to rebuilt their bridges and roads that had been bombed by B-52s just the day before. Also they violated the first rule of computer programming which is garbage in = garbage out so they rounded up civilians who they suspected of being VC who were innocent. Also Giap and his Generals didn’t use radio much to transmit orders they were given either by hand or directly.

    • Gall: What you’re describing isn’t really all too advanced. I took many physics labs in my undergrad days working with then cheap sensors, etc., which were trickle downs of that industrial/military tech. I was blue boxing when I was 11. Steve Case was no obstacle to me. I beat a major computer manufacturer on behalf of a semiconductor company singlehandedly against their teams of software/hardware engineers. I know what an EEPROM is. When I was younger, I helped someone figure out that a silo full of Tandy computers (defunct/obsolete) had a component useful to government purchasers. Israel thinks I don’t know it hacked my phone via Kapersky app conduits because I blamed Russia publicly. They’re not smart enough to ask why I downloaded Kapersky in the first place. And they can’t beat port/packet monitors I developed. 🙂

      So no, no one can convince me the state of the technology then was capable of going to the moon and back, especially in the fashions described and shown to me.

    • I agree high tech’s capabilities are highly overrated. What they call “AI” today is a joke same with “5G” two scams being perpetrated on the public who don’t know anything about how computers really work. My point was that with all that cool and groovy hardware the NVA and VC still defeated them. In other words the egg heads were once again blinded by their own “brilliance”.

  7. One aspect, perhaps an avenue, is a return to basics. We all remember sitting in a classroom with 25 people and one teacher. That teacher must teach a small and simple thing, a building block for the advancement of other small simple things. One at a time. Now, we have a majority of people who cannot see the big picture, because the process is antithetical to holistic learning. Famine has been all but wiped out, conflict is down, crime is down, rivers no longer burn, we are all connected, and the trend and my prediction is a burgeoning phase of exploration based learning only possible by way of abundance. Time is a factor. The basic will of human consciousness is to not just survive, but flourish, and these nefarious economic engines that seem unstoppable, will be picked apart from within. There is no where else to go. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop ?

    • I don’t understand aspects of your comment. When you write, ‘Time is a factor’, are you implying that a form of natural selection is in the works, and so it would be okay that innocents are wiped out because, in the end, a system of injustice will collapse from its own weight?

      It’s like you’re trying to comfort a dying man with dispassionate observance. However, inevitability and fascism frequently go hand in hand.

      America’s demise is similar to the stations of the cross, but we don’t all have to accept it.

    • Emma, I wrote Time is a Factor, because certain thoughts enter human consciousness at certain times, and that is a factor in this equation and question. It is not to insinuate lack of freedom of will, but that is an exercise most do not undertake. Thus, it happens. Each day brings different thoughts that are on a known schedule, and most people do not know about it.
      That is the factor.

    • Edward, I could ask where the common cold comes from, and though the answer does not come, it is accepted it is there. such is the case with ancient calendars. Many people fly, few know how the engine works, and none profess where the idea came from, only we know it is there. I can’t say where it came from, but I can say what time it came from. It’s never enough as the ones who question further have no idea what day it is. That is why many profess to know epochs, but none know what day it is. What a simple thing. Origin is a separate question.

    • If I understand you correctly, you are saying these, ideas, notions, principles are in the ether; origin unknown, and that certain individuals, in an arcane method, all throughout history, become attuned to these ideas, and that that is the process by which civilization advances?

    • Flavored by , or amplified by, in the macro and the micro. It is better described as weather.
      So, if I said, the conditions for sex crimes and cheating and depravity are ripe this weekend, it is not to say everyone does it, or that it is predetermined, it is simply the weather for it and it will become obvious if studied and compared. The same energy, in the larger cycle will produce that behavior for an entire generation or longer. We have satellites orbiting the planet that can survey the surface, and that is on time and was predictable,..people have free will, just not as much as they may think. For instance if you know it is going to rain, you may behave differently than if you do not know. If suddenly a person is tempted to cheat on their spouse this weekend, when normally they do not have those thoughts, it is external and was predictable. I would say wait a couple days, and those thoughts will be reduced. It is a consideration of multiple cycles.

    • ‘certain thoughts enter human consciousness at certain times’
      very interesting. thanks
      i agree with that

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