I find it amusing to read comments below articles printed in patriotic magazines/websites and news outlets. One in particular is the myth of the US Navy being all dominating. Apparently, an aircraft carrier group only has to arrive at the conflict to win whatever battle there is to fight. The other theory is that no one would be stupid enough to attack and sink a US carrier because of the consequences when doing so - outright war if successful or even if not. The theory is that all future wars will be limited in scope and far away from the US mainland which last felt conflict in 1865 when the Civil War ended. Okay, so tell me, why would a terrorist organization then want a nuclear bomb to detonate right inside New York or any other US territory? Maximum casualties and political embarrassment. Remember please that for a terrorist it does not matter that the target is civilian or not. He has no sympathy. He only needs to think of the thousands, nay, tens of thousands of civilians killed in the last 20 years by the US Military with indiscriminate bombing campaigns. The principle of MAD, Mutual Assured Destruction, does not apply to terrorists. They simply don’t care if nuked in return – something which will anyway probably not happen but if it happens, so what? That is their outlook. The more martyrs the better for their cause. So, what about sinking a carrier and or the entire carrier group? It is beyond foolish to think it will never happen because of the “consequences.” In a time of war, the US carriers will be attacked mercilessly and not only them but also their supply lines that are so vulnerable that it is laughaby easy to cut. Without ordnance, the missiles, bombs, ammunition and jet fuel above all, a carrier is nothing but a floating target without any offensive capability. And it takes 4 days (perhaps 14, depending on the sortie rate) for a US carrier to run out of ordnance as well as jet fuel for its air wing. After that, well, let us hope that we never find out but we probably will. It is bound to happen in the future.
In history, an upcoming nation always defeated the old existing empire to replace it. Rome was replaced. Spain was replaced. The British Empire too, and now it is the turn of the “Great Satan” as radical Muslims call the USA. The upcoming nation, China, building more warships a year than the rest of the world together. Those that will help her or at least be very sympathetic, the BRICS countries, Russia, Brazil, India and South Africa. I don’t have time to explain the BRICS strategic alliance again, it is in my books for those interested in understanding how the US is already surrounded. Enough to say that not one US carrier dares to come too close to China in peacetime and during wartime, I doubt that they will survive the missile shield that the Chinese built the last ten years. They will be sunk. I have a great many reasons saying so but will highlight one. Astonishingly, I am often surprised what my research shows me, the US Navy has an old antiquated and outranged CWIS system shooting a 20mm caliber shell, the last line of defense to defeat an incoming missile. Read Code Name Unbutton for a comparative history on CWIS systems and weep if from a NATO country – you just don’t have what it takes anymore. You lack in almost every single important military technology but that too I have warned enough about in American Military Might – Debunked, a 700-page book that was flatly ignored by Western mainstream media for obvious reasons. Are my writings really fiction? Do I warn just because I have nothing else to do? Let me quote more famous people:
“If there is a sin superior to every other, it is that of willful and offensive war ... he who is the author of a war, lets loose the whole contagion of Hell, and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death. All countries have sooner or later been called to their reckoning; the proudest empires have sunk when the balance was struck; and Britain, like an individual penitent, must undergo her day of sorrow, and the sooner it happens to her the better.” Thomas Paine, Common Sense, January 10, 1776
“In the West you have the notion that if somebody hits you on the left cheek, you turn the other cheek. In our culture we punch back...” Chinese president Xi Jinping, he was talking on Donald J Trump’s trade war with the world but he meant more than that. Later, on 29 October 2018, to his top military commanders... “Prepare for war.”
“The United States has lost its military advantage to such a degree that it could potentially lose a future war with Russia or China. The US military could suffer unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict. It might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia...” National Defence Strategy Commission to the US Congress, 14 November 2018
In Code Name Blue Tang I stated flatly that NATO would have lost an air war against the Warsaw Pact during the 1980s because of stolen South African technology, the Kukri helmet lookdown/shootdown system. I went further and showed that historically the Soviet SRAM (Short Range Air to Air Missiles) were so much better (tested with former East German Air Force assistance) that the Germans (with European help) built their own, the IRIS-T. They realised how badly the US-made Sidewinder etc. would have fared. Then came the South African Denel Darter V3E that is rated as the best SRAM in the world. You can now add medium and soon longer range BVR Darters to the above. I also said that US military pilots don’t fly enough to be effective. They fly in two years what some Chinese fighter jocks fly in a month. Of course, most just would not believe the research. In Code Name Jen I had the sad responsibility to reveal that the Top Gun/Red Flag exercises were “modified” to reflect better towards the US side. In fact, they were cheating the scores because they just could not face the truth – that they would lose in a dogfight scenario. That is called fraud in other places and would not have helped the aviator in real combat. Such is the Pentagon lies that the public must live with. About the idiotic F-35 “Stealth it is Not” I don’t even want to warn about anymore. Stupid is as stupid does. I have yet to meet an “enemy” fighter pilot that fears it.
So image my smile this morning when I read: “The (US) Navy’s training requirements for the F/A-18 Super Hornet dictate that each 12-plane fleet squadron shoot a total of four missiles -- two AIM-9 infrared-guided missiles and two AIM-120 radar-guided missile -- before a deployment. Current Navy strike-fighter squadrons do not fire enough air-to-air missiles, and their training mission profiles are too fragmented between air-to-air, air-to-ground and other mission areas. In a future conflict with China or Russia, as in the past, naval aviators should expect these deficiencies to yield combat losses unless they are mitigated in peacetime. Firing an air-to-air missile in training is a rare event. It requires weeks or months of planning, occasional squadron detachments to other airfields and the right combination of training range availability, support assets, logistics and more. Many aviators go their entire career without firing a missile. Those who do typically get just one opportunity. Current FA-18 student aviators fire no air-to-air missiles during their training, perhaps due to the expense and complexity of doing so. Fleet squadrons are only assured of shooting the mandated four missiles per two-year cycle.” Navy officer Graham Scarbro - at War on the Rocks to whom copyright is credited. He further states: “Naval aviators should specialize in either air-to-air or air-to-ground missions. The temptation to do both should be avoided, as it will lead pilots to becoming a jack of all trades, masters of none. … Creating two Super Hornet training matrices, one with an air-to-air focus and one tilted towards air-to-ground, would allow the Navy to develop more focused aviators.”
Okay, to me all that means is you will be shot down in droves and lose air superiority. Without that, you cannot win and your carriers also will be sunk. Your supply lines will be cut and your army will surrender soon after or be wiped out. This proves to me that despite the hype and money wasted that your training is close to pathetic and unrealistic in the extreme. This reminds me of the 400 plus airframes lost in Afghanistan and Iraq by the Coalition Forces (mostly US) because they cannot land in dusty conditions. Yes, pathetic training and low standards. The shocking airframe losses came out in Code Name Halloween 38 where I warned on what is really happening.
So let us assume that the US carriers are sunk, the supply lines are cut and now you face Chinese carrier groups hovering around your coasts launching strikes on you. In Code Name Unbutton I looked at the scenario of a Chinese ground invasion of the USA. Granted, with the nuclear umbrellas in place, that is not likely, but we need to plan for worst case scenarios even if only to amuse ourselves. The other armchair ninja theory of fighting the Chinese Army is just so much nonsense. The likelihood of a militia being able to stop a professional army is less than zero. Even Winston S Churchill said, “Wars are not won by militias.” Well, I am sure that the US War of Independence can be argued in this regard but that is for another day since the fighting was conventional. Right now, here, no way. A fat ass civilian with his AR-15 will not stop a tank or any kind of armour, forget it. In such a scenario the US factories, dockyards, and munition depots will be attacked by missiles and probably destroyed. There will be civilian deaths, many. Unlike China and Russia, the US does not have much of a missile defense system because the White House (and Pentagon liars) know that there are two great oceans surrounding them, who will get to them? Ah, yes, but that scenario ends with the US carriers on the bottom of the ocean. Perhaps you will now understand why the US Navy is so crucial for your existence. Without it, you can wave your empire goodbye. You might even be invaded, bombed, subjected to superior force and guess what else, few will shed tears when that happens. I often wonder, what the hell went wrong with you?
We all know the official line. On 11 November 1918 at exactly 11 AM the First World War ended in Europe with a cease fire or armistice. The guns fell silent for the first time in four bloody years. The German Army left France, marching back to Germany where they would simply leave with the country descending into chaos soon after. The Allies celebrated their victory. It was indeed a great moment in human history which is celebrated every year. You will see endless images of the Royal Parasites (British Royals to you) wearing parade uniforms packed with decorations and a red poppy, above all, laying wreaths at monuments doing their public duty whilst wiping a crocodile tear for the cameras. Keep in mind please that the last British Royal that had the decency to die in war, not aircraft accidents, was Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Therefore, you may dismiss their “service” as just so much crap. They face no real danger and are always well protected. Prince Harry even had to run for home from Afghanistan because he was “targeted.” The other waster, Prince William, never served besides being a glorified search and rescue helicopter pilot. Their uncle, Prince Andrew, now accused of being part of the Jeffrey Epstein paedophile ring (and denying it), served as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot during the Falkland War but so what? So did many others and not one died. His brother could not even make the standard Royal Marine Selection course. Military heroes, they are not and never will be. Only good manners prevent me from describing them properly.
Regarding the famous poppies, the story goes that when the slaughter fields of the Western Front were visited after the war it was covered with red poppies. From that came the idea of honouring the dead by wearing a red poppy on the day. In South Africa, the famous Comrades Marathon came into being for the same reason, to honour the dead. Vic Clapham, a World War 1 veteran, recalled walking 2,700-kilometers (1,677 miles) on a route march through German East Africa searching for Germans and decided to create the marathon to honour those that died. And there was a lot of dead right across the world, the best estimates are between 15 to 19 million deaths and about 23 million wounded military personnel. Imperial Russia lost the most men, France, Germany and Austria-Hungary, Britain is behind them (including the British Empire) with the USA way behind. In fact, the First World War was never seen as important in the US with almost no memorials for it. Most soldiers died by way of artillery shells and not gas although gas warfare became notorious, rightly so, banned by the Geneva Conventions. It is reckoned that no less than 58.3 percent of German deaths were caused by artillery and about 41.7 percent by small arms. Bayonet deaths were extremely uncommon and relatively few died because of gas warfare – it is a simple weapon to overcome. Disease got a great many too. Just after the war came the Spanish Flu (though it was not Spanish as such, millions more would die, 5% of the world’s population was infected, another story – see Code Name Celery 50 if interested).
Every Nation had its horror stories. The Brits shudder at the word “Passchendaele “and with good reason, they lost more men than any other time in their history. Historians say about 275,000 British and Commonwealth and maybe more than 200,000 Germans died. It was needless slaughter that took place when generals ran out of ideas. They simply were too stupid to come up with ideas to break the trench war stalemate. The bad tactics would lead to the French Army mutiny a year later but that too is another story which is of vast importance to what happened in 1940. The Australians and New Zealanders talk of Gallipoli and rightly so. What most don’t know and will not even acknowledge though is that many more French died at Gallipoli than the ANZACS. Nevertheless, this led to ANZAC Day as well as a strict rule in the Australian Army that no staff officer will ever command them in battle and so it is. For the Union of South Africa, four things happened. We think of the 1915 rebellion against British Rule, viciously suppressed. An attack on German West Africa (later South West Africa, today Namibia) where anti-aircraft cannon was used for the first time. Then the rise of the greatest irregular warfare leader since the American Civil War, German General von Lettow-Vorbeck, running amok with his (black) Askaris in what became Tanzania, known then as German East Africa. That part of the war only ended weeks after the European one when they finally got the word. Von Lettow-Vorbeck would later call one Adolf Hitler a very accurate, descriptive and most insulting word and got away with it too. It was from the East German Front where the “Brown Shirts” of the Nazi Party (SA) got their distinctive uniforms. The Union of South Africa supported General von Lettow-Vorbeck with a pension and food parcels after both wars, a magnificent act towards a former yet highly respected enemy officer. The official record for the black men that served and died with the Brits in East Africa is about 100,000, but many historians estimate it at up to three times that. You will search in vain for their graves, there are none. The reason? “Unlike memorials to those who died in Europe or were white, the commission (Commonwealth War Graves Commission or CWGC) would not erect individual headstones but a central memorial in some suitable locality to be selected by the British colonial government concerned.” Yep, that was the decision of one Winston S Churchill, at times described as “the greatest Briton that ever lived” and “the saviour of Western civilisation…” LOL! Churchill was then the colonial secretary to the governors of the British protectorates. He also was the former secretary of state for war and chairman of the Imperial War Graves Commission. Racism? Of course. Only whites were allowed a funeral with a headstone. That was official policy, don’t even try to deny what is obvious or make excuses. By the way, Churchill’s own record as a soldier at the Western Front is rather pathetic. He got a battalion command based not on any experience (he left the Army as a lieutenant years before) but political connections alone. Even the way he left his battalion to get back into politics is not well-known but anyway, another story, one of disgrace. He never saw combat at the Western Front either. The fourth thing for South Africa was Delville Wood, 1916. There the 1st South African Infantry Brigade was almost wiped out when they lost 76% of their men but held the line. Was it worth it? Well, I will say this to you. You are expected to shut up and take your damn cap off your head when walking around the Longueval – Delville Wood Memorial erected in France for those that died during Delville Wood and other battles. Failure to comply will lead to much violence until you understand the word “respect.” There was also the SS Mendi Affair which I describe in other books, Code Name Ndebele 14 comes to mind but that too is another story and one of extreme bravery which was forgotten in Apartheid South Africa. What cannot be in doubt is that World War Two started on 11 November 1918. The Germans expected the Allies to honour US President, Dr Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points as the basis for the peace treaty and got screwed. The points were as follows:
I. Open covenants of peace, openly arrived at, after which there shall be no private international understandings of any kind but diplomacy shall proceed always frankly and in the public view.
II. Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war, except as the seas may be closed in whole or in part by international action for the enforcement of international covenants.
III. The removal, so far as possible, of all economic barriers and the establishment of an equality of trade conditions among all the nations consenting to the peace and associating themselves for its maintenance.
IV. Adequate guarantees given and taken that national armaments will be reduced to the lowest point consistent with domestic safety.
V. A free, open-minded, and absolutely impartial adjustment of all colonial claims, based upon a strict observance of the principle that in determining all such questions of sovereignty the interests of the populations concerned must have equal weight with the equitable government whose title is to be determined.
VI. The evacuation of all Russian territory and such a settlement of all questions affecting Russia as will secure the best and freest cooperation of the other nations of the world in obtaining for her an unhampered and unembarrassed opportunity for the independent determination of her own political development and national policy and assure her of a sincere welcome into the society of free nations under institutions of her own choosing; and, more than a welcome, assistance also of every kind that she may need and may herself desire. The treatment accorded Russia by her sister nations in the months to come will be the acid test of their good will, of their comprehension of her needs as distinguished from their own interests, and of their intelligent and unselfish sympathy.
VII. Belgium, the whole world will agree, must be evacuated and restored, without any attempt to limit the sovereignty which she enjoys in common with all other free nations. No other single act will serve as this will serve to restore confidence among the nations in the laws which they have themselves set and determined for the government of their relations with one another. Without this healing act the whole structure and validity of international law is forever impaired.
VIII. All French territory should be freed and the invaded portions restored, and the wrong done to France by Prussia in 1871 in the matter of Alsace-Lorraine, which has unsettled the peace of the world for nearly fifty years, should be righted, in order that peace may once more be made secure in the interest of all.
IX. A readjustment of the frontiers of Italy should be effected along clearly recognizable lines of nationality.
X. The people of Austria-Hungary, whose place among the nations we wish to see safeguarded and assured, should be accorded the freest opportunity to autonomous development.
XI. Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro should be evacuated; occupied territories restored; Serbia accorded free and secure access to the sea; and the relations of the several Balkan states to one another determined by friendly counsel along historically established lines of allegiance and nationality; and international guarantees of the political and economic independence and territorial integrity of the several Balkan states should be entered into.
XII. The Turkish portion of the present Ottoman Empire should be assured a secure sovereignty, but the other nationalities which are now under Turkish rule should be assured an undoubted security of life and an absolutely unmolested opportunity of autonomous development, and the Dardanelles should be permanently opened as a free passage to the ships and commerce of all nations under international guarantees.
XIII. An independent Polish state should be erected which should include the territories inhabited by indisputably Polish populations, which should be assured a free and secure access to the sea, and whose political and economic independence and territorial integrity should be guaranteed by international covenant.
XIV. A general association of nations must be formed under specific covenants for the purpose of affording mutual guarantees of political independence and territorial integrity to great and small states alike.
The French statesman, the atheist Georges Eugène Benjamin Clemenceau, replied drily: “Le bon Dieu n'en avait que dix!” ("The good Lord had only ten!"). In Britain, David Lloyd George also had dim views of the US President’s optimism. They were going to take revenge… for the 1870 defeat and perhaps other reasons which has to do with the Reformation – see Code Name Rebecca 65. Germany would be punished. Another 100,000 Germans would be starved to death after the November 11, 1918 Armistice because the Royal Navy did not lift the blockade until 17 January 1919 (partially). That was also due to one Winston S Churchill. The imbecile would go on and in 1919 use chemical weapons against the Bolsheviks at the village of Emtsa, 120 miles south of Archangel. Tons of chemical shells were fired but you can read of his war crimes in Code Name July 27. The man was no hero nor very bright and a devil worshipper/33-degree Freemason. So when the peace treaty was finally signed, the terms were completely different from what was expected by the Germans. It got worse, history is always linked, since 80% of the Allied advisors were Jews, yes, historical fact, one Adolf Hitler decided that they had to pay the price for betraying the “volk.” From that came the World War Two death camps of which only the Jews were ever compensated for their misery. No Gypsy, homosexual or disabled, unless also Jewish, was compensated even though they too were exterminated by the millions. Sadly, they did not have the US Congress and Billy Goat Clinton’s Administration to enforce payments or be sanctioned as was Switzerland and the rest of Eastern Europe to pay up even without any evidence of wrongdoing. Interesting, Billy Goat is also denying his link with the Epstein Paedophile ring. What is almost certain is that Epstein was a Mossad asset blackmailing his victims to be friendly to the cause. What is more is that not one American Bank, unlike the Swiss, was ever forced to pay compensation to the holocaust survivors or for the African slavery survivors before that. Different standards, you know. It is disgusting. There ought not be one law for some and another for others. Africa also had to wait another forty-fifty years to get rid of the colonial masters. Lastly, Dr Woodrow Wilson would be awarded the 1919 Nobel Peace Prize for his peace-making efforts. He would also be crucified for allowing his college friend, Thomas Dixon, to screen DW Griffith’s infamous racist Ku Klux Klan movie The Birth of a Nation in the White House. Dixon wrote the book on which the movie is based. Since Wilson was a professor of American History, he is quoted in the movie but… he is quoted wrongly. From all known scripts Wilson personally rejected the Ku Klux Klan and lynching as un-American. He also never said: “My only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” That is fake news for you. So let us forget the shenanigans and think of those that died for the failures and schemes of their so-called leaders. I miss you all.
If there is one thing that you cannot afford in counterterrorism it is neutrality. To find a terrorist he must be identified and then observed, learning as much as possible from his movements, contacts and actions. Killing him is the last resort, funny enough, and never to be done in haste unless an attack is really imminent. It is better to turn him and make him work for you. Make him a double spy if you wish to be melodramatic or simply a police informer if not. It might not be glamorous but the results will be brilliant.
The above is what the Jesuit handbook on warfare, aka The Art of War, also says. Treat the captured spy with the greatest honour, recruit him to your cause. It is interesting, see Code Name Masemole 26 where the origins of The Art of War are discussed. As it happened, proven history, Jean Joseph Marie Amiot just happened to be a Jesuit priest when he first translated it from Chinese into French in 1772. It is also highly debatable if the main character even existed or was an invention. Only in 1905 was the book translated into English. Everard Ferguson Calthrop called it The Book of War but that was only partially done. The Art of War as known today in English was fully translated and published by Lionel Giles in 1910 but never took off in mainstream Western militaries until Vietnam. Before Vietnam, Prussian General von Clausewitz’s “On War” was important. It still is. Therefore, it then makes sense to befriend your enemy, so to speak. If you have someone inside his group reporting to you not only secrets but also intention, you, as the spymaster/agent runner, can not only predict the future movements of the terrorist group but also control it. Yes, you can lead them into an ambush when you wish, you can destroy their morale by giving them sabotaged weapons and much more. In fact, your choices are unlimited. This is the ultimate desire and one not followed in the West.
Let me explain. The current wave of migrants/immigrants to the West is not by chance… it was caused by the War on Terror that destroyed several nations without thinking what comes next. It also is very personal to most terrorists even if not for the average Westerner. Almost every terrorist that was interviewed said that US-led airstrikes/drone strikes/indiscriminate panic shooting led to family members/friends being murdered by them. And so the fellow picks up a rifle and become a terrorist. Simplified, that is what fuels terrorism today besides the relatively few religious radicals spreading their crap around. Note that there is one hell of a difference between a radical and a fundamentalist. In fact, if you believe that the Bible is the truth you are classified as a fundamentalist by the CIA and Western Agencies, but that does not make you a radical which is a step further in the wrong direction (read my books, perhaps Code Name Wednesday 7 & Code Name Swan 53, if you don’t know the difference and how it fits together). Anyway, the wave of immigrants has contacts and knowledge that you don’t have of their old country and among themselves. Note that no real background checks take place and where inconsistencies are found they are commonly ignored for PC reasons. Some are even terrorists but not all of them are sleeper agents on a mission. Again, you need to understand the difference and consider the easy communications via the internet these days. Once the terrorist is inside your community, your country, where he arrived as a refugee/migrant/immigrant and welcomed for political reasons, he is listening for instructions from his controllers. Therefore, when a call goes out from terrorist leaders/organisations to attack the locals, that is you, it is almost always via the internet. You may even assist with the command by publishing it as news as happens from time to time. This is known as “lone wolf attacks.” Usually, the damage caused, though regrettable, is negligible. Yet. It could have been prevented.
I say in many books, the 2017 Manchester Attack, as an example, is easy to explain. I have been hunting and killing terrorists for decades and I know what I am talking about, we know from case studies (also called “history”) that the terrorist’s family and mates are not in the least ignorant of his changing and hardening attitudes. It happens over a period of years, not overnight. Every one of those Muslim radicals that attacked citizens inside the US went to places like Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen where no American lost anything, before they struck. They all started making nasty comments on gays and what is wrong with America (or Western Europe) from a strict Sharia law viewpoint and they all display the same pattern of radicalization, easily picked up by changing their dress code and getting themselves a foreign bride (mostly from Pakistan). The pattern is so clear it can just as well be flashing in red neon lights. Yet, they are not reported - a wall of cover-up exists because of the deplorable liberal tendency of looking down on good citizens reporting what concerned them and what ought to concern them. And even when reported, seldom enough, the Clinton Federal Whitewash Bureau (FBI to you, incompetent as counterintelligence specialists worldwide) fails to act, deplorably so. As long as this status quo is allowed and those that should have known and ought to have known what was happening, are not prosecuted, ridiculed and ostracised by their community for being aiders & abettors, the attacks will always be a “surprise” and “workplace violence by closet gay Muslims.” If you cannot face a problem and Barack Obama could not and would not for whatever reason, you cannot and you will not deal with it. I feel sorry for every decent American citizen exposed to such crap. Yet, it happened and so it is, history. Their lapdog, the UK, is as guilty of this as any other with PC gone insane. France is attacked often because it follows the US lead these days. God knows why, where is Charles de Gaulle when you need him, and hosts more Jews than any other place except Israel and New York. It is that simple and to combat this you need your informers right inside telling you what is happening. That is how you conduct counterintelligence & counterterrorism.
The West relies on signals intelligence, SIGINT. I often write how they harvest millions/billions of emails/messages and then cannot even begin to look through all of them. Even with the best computers and AI programs they cannot form a clear pattern. They simply do not focus much on human intel, that is the old-fashioned way, spying as it ought to be with SIGINT backing it up. They lost those skills decades ago because it is way harder than SIGINT. No, you find the West’s spies wetting themselves in fear and hiding behind armour and or high walls. They just do not go out and do what they are paid to do. They also have a disturbing tendency to play politics, framing a US President, and living in a dream world, a bubble, of “exceptionalism” which makes them idiotic from the outside. Let me be clear and warn - you that admire them, thanking them for their “service” and have a “OMG he was in the CIA/FBI/Whatever” attitude instead of a properly cynical one, is not helping the cause. From a practical view it is very interesting how the different countries try to recruit agents/informers. In my experience, the Russians are by far the best, they tend to be men’s men, jovial, friendly in a sinister way and very good at what they do. They come over as trustworthy and grateful to work with you. The James Bonds and idiots from Five in the UK? Oh, they do you a damn favour old chap and consider themselves to be the master race behind the scenes. In sub-Saharan Africa where you will find most of the most wanted terrorists, they are a zero on a contract and of no importance. The Americans, OMW. They are known far and wide as runners for home wetting themselves in fear when they must recruit someone. Throwing money crazily and thus getting the worst and most unreliable “asset” possible. Working with the CIA means in the long run almost certain death for the asset. Historically the CIA is known to leave their files behind whenever they run away which has dreadful consequences for those helping them. Frankly, you would be insane to work with them and hoping to survive. Their failures are so much that you wonder why they are still in existence. In fact, they are Mickey Mouse people running on Hollywood fame and nothing else in the real world. If removed, no difference will be noted from a security view. You will be just as safe or unsafe and the same is said of the FBI.
So what happens is this: The immigrants arrive and stay on for whatever human rights reason they can abuse to stay on. Very few are outright terrorists, some are sleeper agents, and most are not radicalised but simply looking for a new life/work. They are not as stupid as they look. They are well-briefed by the local charities (I write about that too) in how to play the game. They would know how to pretend to be Christian (thus unable to go back to an Arabic country) or whatever they can claim to their advantage in law, say an anchor baby as soon as humanly possible if in the US. They have a natural dislike and distrust of any local counterterrorism agency which makes them ironically harder to recruit as the fellow still inside the war-torn country hoping to get out by informing on his mates. Of course to do so, you have to go out and meet them, not hide behind your armour. They face language problems in their new country as well as a culture shock of note. It is not easy, do not think that it is easy for them, it is harder than what you think. And so it is human nature to band together when in a new place where everything is strange to you (see now the opportunity for the local spymasters please - when together, they know each other – learn from Manchester). Then, quite soon after arriving, they realise that they are subjected to general hatred, general dislike, general racism and more by the locals that just do not like them or want them. They only need to read the local newspaper or comments made online about them to get the message. Officially, if they have any professional qualifications, that is looked down on too because, “you know, that qualification can never be better or even equal to the European/US one…” Saying that is racism, it is not based on facts but perceptions based upon race. I must ask you, wake up to your attitude which makes an attack on you by those withdrawing into themselves, not blending with you, a near certainty. It is designed to annoy and counterproductive. All this made me think of Matthew 7 v 12 (KJV): “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” If you cannot follow the Biblical Principles then think of John F Kennedy’s inauguration speech: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” You can start by reaching out and leaving your prejudices behind when dealing with immigrants. Anything else is plain stupid from a counterterrorism view. You cannot, trust me, you cannot afford their dislike or even neutrality, you need them as much as they need your assistance. A marvellous opportunity in counterterrorism is being squandered.
Who will protect us from our protectors? You might have heard this asked before. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? First uttered by the Roman poet Juvenal from his Satires (Satire VI, lines 347–348). Translated today it means, or damn well ought to, “Who will protect us from Deep State?”
I am asked often, “What is the Deep State?” Well, it is not one man or woman and it is damn evil because it comes down to disobedience and treason by many hiding behind official positions & titles. What is worse, they think that they are “patriots” and “doing the right thing” and so they will never stop until wiped out. Basically, the Deep State is where officials, unelected, as my American friends would say, decide that they will follow their own policies and not those directed by the President (who is elected and the commander-in-chief, end of story). Then you find chaos all over the place as they abuse, yes, abuse, the system against whoever they target. I will go as far to say that they are a shadow government with enormous power to undermine policy and ruin lives. To them it is a game without personal consequences. Frankly, the chances of them being punished are not good. It is seldom that a President stands up against the Deep State, very seldom. Now for those that deny Deep State, let us see what former CIA director John E McLaughlin said recently: “Thank God for the ‘Deep State.” He was describing the diplomats and intelligence officers testifying before the latest (Ukraine Rubbish) congressional impeachment inquiry as “people who are doing their duty or responding to a higher call.”
If you ever needed evidence that the Deep State exists that sentence should always come to mind. This was a major admittance in public. They don’t even deny their existence anymore as a “conspiracy” theory. No, it is there and it real and if you read Code Name Mélisse you will hear me say that Deep State murdered my wife as far as I am concerned. There is no forgiveness from my side. Of course, they murdered many millions more. McLaughlin went on to state that the (US, I suppose) intelligence community is “institutionally committed to objectivity and telling the truth.” In this he was supported by John Brennan, the former CIA director under President Barack Obama, a man which most CIA operatives of his era consider to be less than good which is still nice. He is considered and rated by me as the very worst CIA director ever. A man that was promoted for other reasons than competence according to those that served with him.
The McLaughlin & Brennan statements are laughable and yet they received much applause. Intelligence Officials, especially the US variety, lie when they open their mouths and have their own agendas which are not necessarily based on truth. Do I need to mention the Iraqi WMDs’ fiasco again and so many more since then. And Deep State is not only spies but to be found wherever someone has some influence to change policy. That can be an Army member of any rank, a DOJ official and absolutely the Clinton Whitewash Bureau that is under criminal investigation right now for launching the “Collusion with Russia” nonsense against Donald J Trump on political grounds. Mark my words, the Deep State is rattled by Mr Trump. They will do whatever they can to escape justice. I will not be surprised if the assassination of Mr Trump is desired and executed in the future. You will be stupid to believe that Ronald Reagan’s Executive Order 12333, which states, “No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination,” is abided by. No, we only need to look at the drone strikes being moved to the CIA to be classified beyond reporting. Yes, we came a long way from where a President was actually listened to. Now we have leaks, we have outright lies, abuse of power with warrants based on nothing, abuse of law with spurious arrests and court actions designed to break the victim financially, and it is getting worse. The USA became a police state that is as bad as Nazi Germany in this regard.
Of course, in normal times, the admissions of Deep State’s existence would be shocking and all over the news but it is not. Newspapers and Social Media are part of Deep State. One of the most notorious is The New York Times – “The deep state isn't a secret, antidemocratic cabal. It's a collection of public servants looking to guard the Republic against President Trump's excesses” & “Opinion | They Are Not the Resistance. They Are Not a Cabal. They Are Public Servants. Let us now praise these not-silent heroes.”
Yep, whatever. Remember this, who will they come for next? You?
I have high respect for Delta Force, the specialist US Army counterterrorism unit to be found inside the Green Berets (rated in general as a very low standards outfit). Yet Delta Force started off badly and because of that would always be on the back foot. They became infamous for the dreadful failures during Operation Eagle Claw against Iran, 1980, where they tried to rescue the US Embassy hostages. It was not their fault that the raid failed. The problems came because of low standards helicopter pilots and Pentagon mission creep. The planning itself was thorough and innovative beyond anything expected today where mediocrity rules. During Eagle Claw, they even had the idea of landing and taking off with a Lockheed C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft right inside a soccer stadium to where the rescued hostages would have been taken – yes, inside the stadium. You can read of that idea in several books, especially Code Name Wrangler, where Eagle Claw and other rescue attempts are discussed in detail. As I always say, without history you are lost. You simply must know what happened in the past to predict the future and to learn what worked and what did not. You can learn from history.
I also say in many books that it is much easier for a counterterrorist team to get a target when he is isolated on a farm or rural area. Once found, he is dead as you can surround the place at leisure, pound it with artillery or airstrikes, and basically operate in peace without interference. Of course, you must have adequate forces covering the approaches and escape routes as was done recently when the ISIS leader al-Baghdadi was killed or killed himself. Apparently, the fellow lived in the place for months (regrettably, I use words like these, “apparently,” “was killed” “or killed himself” because the Pentagon cannot be considered as reliable witnesses). He had to be living there for some time, how else would he have had a tunnel to crawl into when cornered? Logic tells me that a tunnel takes some time to build and probably was an air shelter more than anything else. Therefore, Counterterrorism 101, whilst a secluded area might look like a good hiding place for a terrorist, it is not and actually against Chairman Mao’s principle of being among the population that will protect you. That is to swim like a fish among other fish. When hiding in a highly populated area among friends or at least those who are sympathetic your chances as a terrorist is much better and getting you that much harder for Special Forces. The ultimate way is to be protected by professional military men (and women) and to stay inside your own country. It can still be done, the terrorist can be killed, always, but it might start a conventional war. Let us use a reverse scenario to understand – a foreign Special Forces attack on Donald J Trump right inside the White House. It will be easy to conduct successfully but harder to escape (see Code Name Wrangler where I warn against this type of thing and also why I say that killing a president is a useless exercise, he will be replaced in seconds). And if you think that never happened before, the idea to use Special Forces to murder a head of state, well, Winston S Churchill tried to do so. We think of Operation Foxley, a 1944 British plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler using a sniper infiltrated to Nazi Germany (discussed in the sniper book, Code Name Butterfly).
I am not interested in what the mainstream liars have to say about Mr Trump’s glorification of the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi during his announcement of the event. I have no doubt that it will cause further attacks on US citizens and was extremely bad for the War on Terror, plain stupid, really. Nor am I interested in that the Washington Post described the notorious jihadist leader as “an austere religious scholar at the helm of Islamic State…” Those folks are beyond help. It reminds me of one Barack Obama unable to call a terrorist claiming to act in the name of Allah, the Merciful, when committing his foul deeds, a “Muslim Terrorist.” Of course, it is also known that Obama protected Al Qaeda by declaring them, called Al Nusra then, to be allies of the US in Syria in the overthrow of Syria. And so Al Nusra was never bombed or attacked by the US-led Coalition. Yes, the Russian Air Force and Spetsnaz supporting the Syrian Army (the official one) as well as Iranian “advisors” did the job but whatever – Obama’s failures are well documented in my books. No, a reader asked me about the other casualties inflicted by Delta Force during the al-Baghdadi raid. Four women, probably his wives, died when they acted in a “threatening manner.” According to information released, officially, the women were wearing suicide vests. Besides them, five other ISIS members died as well as two children (the last when al-Baghdadi detonated his suicide vest). As expected, these deaths are dismissed by the Pentagon, White House, armchair ninjas and others as “casualties of war.” It seems to me that civilian casualties are not important to Washington and never will be. The arrogance is so high that they just don’t get how bad it is to kill innocents. The drone strikes, for instance, miss their intended targets 96.5% of the time. Whenever a US Special Forces raid takes place mass civilian casualties are a given. Their history is one of “overwhelming force” which simply means shoot whatever moves no matter what – your war crimes will be covered by the Pentagon, White House, and the admiring public. In Code Name Ghost, I discussed the failed 2017 Yemen raid as an example of the above. That was US Navy SEAL Team Six (somewhat higher rated than the very low standards normal SEAL units) attack in Yemen in late January of 2017. Independent (reliable & verified) reports from civilian medics on the battle scene said that 30 people died during the attack, including 10 women and children. One US Navy SEAL was killed (his widow would be abused in Congress later that year by the Demorats – read the book if you forgot what they did). The death and wounded servicemen are highly regrettable and sad but what about the innocents killed in the crossfire? I said in Code Name Ghost: “I assure you, that SEAL Team leader would have been arrested here for murder on his return. His commanding officer removed immediately and a total restructuring of operational procedure implemented. The number of civilian casualties, the hundreds of bullet holes indicating wild panicked shooting to me, and people like me. That raid was a failure no matter what else you achieved which seems to me was preciously little. By killing civilians, innocents, some were kids of less than 10 years of age, at that large a number in one raid, means that you just created many more martyrs for the cause against you. This is silly. It is displayed military incompetence and arrogance gone mad and probably based upon bad intelligence as I heard that the mission was betrayed before it even started. Dreadfully bad execution of whatever plan you had if any, and an utter disregard for counter-terrorism techniques designed to limit civilian loss so that you claim the moral upper hand which is of extreme importance in counterterrorism. No, Sir, we are not impressed with what happened in Yemen in late January 2017. It is pathetic and you should step back and take a hard look at your procedures before you lose even more face. I assure you, in the years to come, Americans are going to die because of the new wave of terrorists created, a home goal.”
But what about the al-Baghdadi raid? What about the four dead women? In fact, I have no problem with that IF true that they acted as claimed. In counterterrorism (terrorism too, have no doubt) you see targets and eliminate the threat, end of story. Gender plays no role in this and yet it does. I noted that during training that where a target displayed an attractive white West German female terrorist almost 87% of the men did not shoot her quickly enough and “died” as a result. Also, a very nasty trick is to dress the target in one of your own combat jackets, it is virtually impossible to get your men to shoot at that target and so the terrorists use the above to their advantage. You also have limited vision during counterterrorism raids and the decision to shoot or not is made within milliseconds. If I see a female wearing a suicide vest running towards me I will kill her as quickly as possible and so it is. We should also remember that eleven other children inside that compound were not killed and removed from the compound before it was flattened by missile strikes. With this is mind, I am fairly impressed with the al-Baghdadi raid operationally. The ghouls of Eagle Claw are finally done away with. I am glad for that and hope that Delta Force will be used on more high-profile raids – they deserve the honour.