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My ‘signing off’ edition of the ‘spooks newsletter’ posted here. Best to all until ‘then’

Hello Folks

Today’s newsletter covers just a few things, recent developments in the USA, my sabbatical from geopolitics, and a project developed by the Center for Syncretic Studies.

First, this in from one of my more aware readers:

“Ron, given recent events, couldn’t help but think of and revisit your recent pieces on Giuliani, Ukraine, Assange, and the Barr/Mueller impeachment trap.  It all seems to be coming together along lines you spelled out months ago.  The 2020 election saga will be entertaining (if that’s the right word) to watch unfold. Nice work.”

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/04/13/rudolph-the-snake-giuliani-opens-negotiations-with-wikileaks/

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/06/01/how-mueller-barr-trumps-reelection/

Did I call it perfectly, in detail? No, but yeah, it does seem to be following the general outline. I expect there’s two plausible outcomes now; depending on how the manipulated product (voters) feelings unfold. 1) the demographic favors Trump’s reelection and the Senate rejects impeachment conviction or 2) things develop that alienate the so-called ‘independents’ towards Trump and it is a case ‘et tu, Brute?’ with enough (never Trump) Republicans finding courage to side with Democrats to remove Trump and put Pence in place.

In the first scenario Trump’s reelection likely happens and that’s when the people behind Pence ‘bump’ Trump and we have war with Iran (if Trump won’t do it.) In the second scenario, an elevated to the presidency Pence pulls the trigger on Iran prior to election day. On the other hand, maybe by then Bibi Netanyahu’s people won’t be running USA policy pointed to war with Iran (Israeli political deadlock breaks in favor of Gantz) but I wouldn’t count on it. The Israeli nationalist-right (MOSSAD) runs our country together with the Pentagon’s Christian Zionists, the two screw out of habit like a dysfunctional couple that hates each other. The day is coming when they’ll tear each other apart (and the rest of us will be collateral damage.)

It’d be good to call it wrong time to time … but that’s how I see it playing for the moment. Referencing Israel’s influence over the American body politic, I recommend  the excellent investigative series by Whitney Webb at Mint Press News:

Part one: “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Shocking Origins of the Jeffrey Epstein Case. Epstein is only the latest incarnation of a much older, more extensive and sophisticated operation that offers a frightening window into how deeply tied the U.S. government is to the modern-day equivalents of organized crime”

Part two: “Government by Blackmail: Jeffrey Epstein, Trump’s Mentor and the Dark Secrets of the Reagan Era. Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump”

Part three: “Mega Group, Maxwells and Mossad: The Spy Story at the Heart of the Jeffrey Epstein Scandal. The picture painted by the evidence is not a direct Epstein tie to a single intelligence agency but a web linking key members of the Mega Group, politicians, and officials in both the U.S. and Israel, and an organized-crime network with deep business and intelligence ties in both nations”

Part four: From “Spook Air” to the “Lolita Express”: The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein-Bill Clinton Relationship. Far from being the work of a single political party, intelligence agency or country, the power structure revealed by the network connected to Epstein is nothing less than a criminal enterprise that is willing to use and abuse children in the pursuit of ever more power, wealth and control”

The Takeover: How the CIA, Mossad and “the Epstein Network” are Exploiting Mass Shootings to Create an Orwellian Nightmare. Following another catastrophic mass shooting or crisis event, Orwellian “solutions” are set to be foisted on a frightened American public by the very network connected, not only to Jeffrey Epstein, but to a litany of crimes and a frightening history of plans to crush internal dissent in the United States.

An aside to Webb’s “Orwellian Nightmare” and a pressing motivation to a total population manipulation and control, the first study by a major university engineering department is in and the result makes the official government position on 9/11 look like the phony ‘conspiracy theory’

“The principal conclusion of our study is that fire did not cause the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11, contrary to the conclusions of NIST and private engineering firms that studied the collapse. The secondary conclusion of our study is that the collapse of WTC 7 was a global failure involving the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building”

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The first university (4 years in the making) study concluding a “global failure” with the characteristic of “near-simultaneous failure” of every structural column in World Trade Center Building 7 points to one conclusion: A controlled demolition because the only earthquake in New York City on 9/11 was the lie of who did it and how it happened. Read about the preliminary conclusions for yourself:

http://ine.uaf.edu/wtc7

alternative link:

https://archive.li/YWlLy

Now, it is only a matter of whose ‘conspiracy.’

On my sabbatical: Handicapped (for decades) by auto-immune disorder, I have limited energy and my blog requires a lot of it but there are other things going on I have to give attention to. The absence will be indefinite as what energy I can put toward writing is going to prioritize attempt translating pre-Columbian thought to modern western thought at a new (higher) level, no simple task. This brings up my support for the ongoing projects at the Center for Syncretic Studies (CSS.)

My thumbnail explanation would be CSS is where left and right (excluding neoliberals, neocons and the like) meet to exchange ideas and look for common ground, going forward. You’ll find elements of ‘nationalism’ there but not what I call ‘malignant nationalism’ … but instead a support for multi-polarity of truly sovereign nations opposed to the present globalism presented by the (in a state of decay) liberal democracies. In other words, CSS is opposed to ’empire’ or what amounts to liberal corporate neocolonialism and I can get behind that. But what convinced me above all is the fact CSS put my work translating pre-Columbian scientific concept to contemporary western language (English) beyond samizdat; or the first real assemblage of original thinkers to take this work seriously. This is no mean feat of courage; to entertain an attack on contemporary civilization’s interpretations of Plato’s “objectivity” by an opposed point of view or “A Tribal Perspective” (and more.)

It follows, I strongly promote The Center for Syncretic Studies new project and recommend it be followed; Written, edited, and narrated by Joaquin Flores, Center for Syncretic Studies:

Critical Notices I – CSS explains one of its operating theses: the knowledge revolution afoot today is also connected to a wider social revolution, which is changing the entire paradigm.

“Behold the rise of the organic intellectual”

It is common to talk about the ‘information’ revolution, but what is key is the ‘knowledge’ revolution: It represents the largest shift in the past 500 years in the way that society relates to knowledge – how it creates, metabolizes, and distributes knowledge.

This means that Academia is changing, perhaps fading, as it cannot meet the popular demand for knowledge, nor does it, as an institution, have an interest in meeting those needs due to the logic of the economic system of this paradigm.

As a result, new decentralized institutions and learning centers in virtual spaces, through social networking, are arising. They are in the process now of formalizing their own certification and recognition systems, through inter-subjective conferment.

This does not appear to be replacing Academia and its diploma system over-night, and therefore it is necessary to look at the process that occurred over the past 1000 years and 500 years. The past 500 years created the phases of modernity, each representing changes in the knowledge creation and distribution economy.

This is occurring at the same time is the rise of multipolarity and the end of the unipolar order.

Transatlantic oriented institutions have dominated Academia, and this has increased their interest in using repressive and coercive mechanisms to control and disrupt the changes in knowledge creation and distribution.

This will ultimately fail, as experts from the old institution system, and experts from the new system created virtually and through decentralized nodes online, are using social networking to interact. Work and lifestyle questions are being resolved through rising multipolar institutions.

Critical Notices I – The Revolution Beyond Academia

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Until next time –

Ron West

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire

Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept calls out the New York Times journalists exposing ‘fake news’ by pointing out they’re plagiarizing Russian media on what actually happened with the torched ‘humanitarian aid’ at the Venezuela-Colombia border. Huh? Yeah, it’s a head-scratch worthy of a political chimp, because Greenwald DOES NOT explore the most important question: who benefits from the NYT story in media that (Greenwald acknowledges) might as well be outright owned by the (deep) state. The real story here? White House occupying Kissinger-philosophy-neocon-Christian-Zionist-Pentagon centered ‘national security’ clique 0 – 1 wannabe White House occupying Brzezinski-philosophy-neoliberal-globalist-CIA centered ‘national security’ clique (noting there is some overlay between cliques from their respective bases of power.)

https://theintercept.com/2019/03/10/nyts-expose-on-the-lies-about-burning-humanitarian-trucks-in-venezuela-shows-how-us-govt-and-media-spread-fake-news/

On Greenwald’s bank-roller:

https://www.mintpressnews.com/ebay-founder-pierre-omidyar-is-funding-a-global-media-information-war/255199/

Russian media prints what you won’t see in your everyday liberal democracies’ newspaper; British intelligence had proposed a plan to massacre Catholic schoolchildren in Northern Ireland but this was a reach too far, even for the Ulster Protestant extremists:

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201902201072589746-ulster-catholic-school-shooting/

These stories typically come out when it is far past time to bring the perpetrators to justice (dead or fear dying with guilty conscience) but this next one points to the British-USA skullduggery going on in the here and now:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201903081073065999-steele-ohr-fbi-doj/

Per the preceding story, I don’t expect for one minute Trump is clean (and it does not bode well a blackmail susceptible reality TV freak is POTUS) but he’s a petty criminal character by comparison to what’s covered up at the United States Department of Justice.

Going to this next, in the absence of accountability for billionaires playing with technological fire and tampering with reality in ways risking us all, I’d support a constitutional amendment allowing a bill of attainder authorizing the forever jailing of Elon Musk:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-16/elon-musk-backed-software-can-churn-fake-news-stories-and-too-dangerous-release

Speaking of Musk and mucking about where humans shouldn’t, the bonus satire:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/09/26/loos-in-space/

Meanwhile, “357 million reasons you should work for peace” at…

http://www.academia.edu/37328903/White_Christian_Terrorism_-_Three_Hundred_and_Fifty-Seven_Million_Reasons_You_Should_Work_for_Peace_Sept2_2018.docx

And finally, my new essay on ‘the politics of hope’ at:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2019/03/09/leadership-in-time-of-crisis/

&

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/03/leadership-in-a-time-of-crisis/

Y’all have a lovely Ides of March…

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man’s soul to waste… -Richards/Jagger

Beelzebub, than whom, Satan excepted, none higher sat -Milton

It wasn’t at all long ago*

✓ Turkey’s intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, named as member of terror group linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS.
✓ Turkish intelligence directly supplied military aid to ISIS for years.
✓ Turkish government siphoned military supplies to ISIS through humanitarian relief agency.
✓ ISIS fighters, including al-Baghadi’s deputy, received free medical treatment in Turkey and “protection” from Turkish police.
✓ Head of ISIS in Turkey received “24/7 protection” under the personal order of President Erdogan.
✓ Turkish police investigations into ISIS are being systematically quashed.
✓ ISIS oil is sold with complicity of authorities in Turkey and Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
✓ NATO affirms Turkey’s role as ally in war on ISIS.

Well folks, if the President’s palace in Ankara can be compared to the administrative office of a regional Hell, Recep Erdogan and his intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, a member of the Turkish branch of al-Qaida since the 1990s (according to a Turkish former counter-terrorism police chief) aptly fit the descriptions of Satan and Beelzebub respectively; but it wasn’t only Erdogan enriching his family by laundering ISIS & al-Qaida’s stolen oil and his intelligence chief Fidan arranging the shipments of weapons to ISIS & al-Qaida that laundered oil bought. Yeah, that’s what was going on with NATO’s Turkey [pun intended] through 2015, all as the complicit Western intelligence community has pretended the real problem is Assad. That is, that’s how it all went down until late 2015 when Russia stepped in shortly before the Syrian ‘regime’ would have collapsed to the takfiris. We can thank Orthodox Russia (and ‘Vlad’) Syria is not run by head-choppers with slave markets brought to you courtesy of NATO and ‘friends’ (including but not limited to Saudi money and Israeli weapons.)

But wait! It’s not ‘game over’ yet, ISIS leadership and core cadres seem to have found its way (as if by magic) to Afghanistan where they found ready logistics enough to become quickly established and I don’t think it was their arch-enemy Iran let them cross to relative safety let alone supports their new mission. How that happened is likely related to this next, where Erdogan is playing two sides (his habit of backstabbing), we begin with the preliminary circumstance:

According to the [Sochi/Idlib] agreement [between Russia, Iran, Turkey], all heavy weaponry operated by opposition [opposed to Assad] factions must be pulled out of the demilitarized zone by October 10 and “terrorist groups” should be cleared by October 15″

It is 3 October as I write this, and that’s not happening, yet.

“The sources said Moscow already informed Tehran, Damascus and Ankara that in case the above conditions were not fully implemented, Russia would therefore immediately launch a military operation and airstrikes against Idlib

According to the sources, Russia and Turkey disagree over the depth of the decentralized zone, as Moscow is seeking to annex Idlib and other main cities to it [out of opposition control], but Ankara has rejected the offer

“The second disagreement is related to the two main roads linking Aleppo to Latakia and Hama, which are considered the “main artery of the North.” Russia asked that the Syrian regime control the M4 from Aleppo to Latakia and the M5 from Aleppo to Hama before 2019. However, Ankara insists that the roads remain monitored by Russia and Turkey

Preceding, we see the Turkish side seeking to block Syria’s long term reassertion of sovereignty via access to the Idlib region.

“The third disagreement is related to the fate of extremists as Turkish officials want to transfer them to Kurdish-controlled areas while Russian officials insist on “terminating them””

This is the big disagreement in the near term, and the one we’ll be looking at a bit more closely.

“Also, the two sides disagree over the range of the Sochi agreement.

“Moscow wants it a temporary agreement similar to the ones implemented in the de-escalation areas of Daraa, Damascus Ghouta and Homs, while Ankara prefers to have it permanent, similar to the one implemented in the areas of Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations.

In plain words, Erdogan wants to keep Idlib province as a ‘moderate jihadi’ Turkish ‘protectorate.’

“Both countries hope that a Russian-Turkish-French-German summit planned for next month could contribute to solving the disputes over Idlib”

This last bit is disingenuous on the Turkish side, Erdogan is playing for time to consolidate Idlib Province in Syria as a laundered al-Qaida controlled district and the Russians have noticed:

“Terrorist organizations Jabhat al-Nusra and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham [both al-Qaida affiliates] have agreed, under pressure from Turkish intelligence, to disband and withdraw their forces from the demilitarized zone in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, Al Watan newspaper reported, citing sources with knowledge of the situation.

“Al-Watan newspaper reported, citing sources close to the Turkish Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front, that Turkish intelligence had held several meetings with the leadership of these two groups.

“The sources said that Turkish intelligence had put pressure on the groups’ leaders, while also pledging that the government would not carry out a military operation in Idlib.

“Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, in turn, pledged to change its structure and alter its jihadist ideology so that Ankara does not qualify it as a terror organization any longer, the newspaper added.

“For its part, al-Nusra promised to withdraw its troops and heavy weapons from the demilitarized zone, without any official announcement of the move, according to the media.

“Al-Nusra further promised to disband its so-called “rescue government” that manages the territories the group controls in Idlib. Part of this government will merge with the interim government created by the National Coalition for Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces”

So, Edogan’s intelligence people, whose boss is known to have held membership in al-Qaida, is rapidly changing al-Qaida’s label and reintegrating them to Idlib’s ‘moderate rebel’® governing structures. That sounds very far removed from Russia’s sensible determination to ‘terminate’ the takfiri terrorists even as Erdogan claims he is working with the Russians to eliminate the radicals. Meanwhile, as Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov had stated the task of isolating the radicals… “is not easy” and hoped that Turkey would “succeed”… it would appear it was easier than he could have imagined (far too easy, in fact.)

This analysts conclusion? Erdogan is in process of backstabbing Putin and it is not a wise choice, particularly considering Erdogan’s backstop is the Russophobic Trump administration’s desire to preserve and protect the bad players, doubtless so they may be employed to do the empire’s dirty deeds on another day:

^ “For the President, who is Commander in Chief, to act as the protective big brother of al-Qaeda and other jihadists must be condemned…”

Of course it should come as no surprise the USA’s so-called ‘efficient institution’ would work with American media to deny Americans this information; and go so far as to have the Department of Homeland Security warn Americans away from Russian media where these facts indeed ARE reported. No surprise, one might wonder? Well, no surprise if you’d had access to this bit of history:

“By the end of 1962 this nation had gone so far down the line following the Agency [CIA], the new Special Forces doctrine, the MAP [Military Assistance Plan], and the new U.S. philosophy as outlined in the President’s Committee report, that it was saying openly it was well on its way to carrying out as top national policy a major clandestine operation so big in fact that the entire government would be involved. Obviously, it could not be really clandestine in the sense that it would be kept secret from our enemies; on the contrary, it was a new kind of “clandestine”, so it would be kept secret from all Americans”L. Fletcher Prouty, Pentagon liaison to the CIA

To carry this operation out, and see where we are today, it were only necessary for the CIA to establish a lap-dog American press. They’ve done it. The Russian press as alternative to American press most certainly isn’t a perfect vehicle but; the Russians will report the treason in DC whereas the Washington Post and New York Times will not.

*much of the intelligence linked to at medium.com had been reported on at ronaldthomaswest.com (by yours truly) nearly a year previous. Credit to Nafeez Ahmed for independent sourcing and confirmation of the same.

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

Greetings Folks

As Russia attempts to stabilize Syria and eliminate Al Qaida from Idlib, I’m certain the Russians are under no illusions of who they’re doing business with in their ‘partner’ Turkey; but what the rest of us should know is, this NATO ‘ally’ run by Erdogan, with his habit of stabbing everyone in the back at different times, has for his intelligence chief a longtime member of Turkish al-Qaida. Small wonder Turkey had been so friendly with al-Qaida splinter group ISIS, you think? Great for multiculturalism in Europe too, with Germany’s open door and EU refugee quotas shoved on other EU states (that’s irony.) Where do you suppose more than a double fistful of ISIS people (if they can be called ‘people’) ended up? Actually that’s precisely why Russia is determined al-Qaida has to be STAMPED OUT in Syria, better that than see them funneled towards Russia (and yeah, that raises a question, why are certain NATO states so concerned about protecting the civilians in the Idlib al Qaida bastion from Russians, civilians hardly seemed to matter when McDonnell-Douglas and General Dynamics products were flattening Fallujah, Ramadi and Mosul. This following assessment is as relevant today as it was two years ago:

View at Medium.com

Speaking of NATO states coddling al-Qaida in Idlib province of Syria, you actually have to go to Russian media to see what a USA Congresswoman has to say about it:

https://sputniknews.com/us/201809141068043412-trump-pence-alqaeda-idlib/

Meanwhile, the soup is sticking to the bottom of the pot and someone on the Western side had better turn the fire down; the Russians aren’t going to ‘turn the other cheek’ forever, bringing up the propaganda wars and associated dirty tricks in live theater. The question I would be asking the Russian MOD if I were a reporter? How is it a state of the art Russian electronic warfare plane can’t deflect a dated Russian S200 SAM system? Maybe that’s not what actually happened … in a case of ‘chickens come home to roost’ for Bibi Netanyahu’s geopolitical fellatio involving a state of the art French frigate. Joaquin Flores at Ft Russ makes a credible case it was the French, not the Syrians, downed the Russian plane off the coast of Syria but Israel will pay for it:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/full-analysis-russian-disinfo-campaign-blames-israel-for-il-20-plane-downing-yet-exonerates-france/

Propaganda is tricky stuff, and the Russians aren’t lily white choirboys (per the preceding example) … however there might be understanding of, and reason for, certain despicable acts (professional lies) this ethicist (yours truly) draws a line at this next (and my thanks to Ft Russ News for picking up my work)

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/rt-west-russian-propagandas-rank-fail-on-mh17/

Speaking of Ft Russ News picking up my work, this following series might hold some clues on why Donald Trump has been left out on a limb by Jeff Sessions, a case of ‘et tu Brute’ … where neoliberals, neocons and the cult behind the National Prayer Breakfast, the intelligence agencies & Pentagon all contest for control:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/the-plot-against-trump-to-capture-the-white-house-part-i/

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/the-plot-against-trump-to-capture-the-white-house-the-conspiracy-thickens-part-ii/

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/the-plot-against-trump-to-capture-the-white-house-netanyahus-design-part-iii/

As if all of the preceding were not enough, NATO pushes a massive air drill in Russia’s face, if you haven’t watched Dr Strangelove in awhile, it might be time to rent the DVD:

https://sputniknews.com/military/201809201068183728-Eight-NATO-Air-Forces-Ukraine-Drill/

Oh, and about that Bill Browder guy (behind the Magnitsky Act)…

https://www.sott.net/article/396297-Alex-Krainer-Why-I-Wrote-Grand-Deception-The-Truth-About-Bill-Browder

Quote of the month: “US Defense Secretary James Mad Dog Mattis is arriving in Macedonia to, the way he described it, “save us from the Russians”. The real question is who is going to save Macedonians from the Yanks considering it isn’t the Russian Ambassador who is bribing judges, visiting Courts or seating with Election Officials on the eve of elections… it’s the US Ambassador”

http://www.minareport.com/2018/09/16/mad-dog-mattis-to-visit-macedonia-to-save-all-of-us-from-russians/

And… because it is September: James Corbett on the “9/11 war-games”

24 September special addendum: With Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS, or SCROTUS, (reader’s choice) appointment heating up across the phony divide of the duopoly, here’s what neither side will dare admit is underlying history of the nominee:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/07/12/kavanaugh-the-royal-nonsuch/

Finally, the complimentary satire, but, relevant to our Western political class, today’s is a guest artist, James LaFond, on street IQ – the smart-ass-dumb-ass scale – Enjoy!

http://www.jameslafond.com/article.php?id=10784

 

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

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