[ Editor’s note: VT gets to do something no other publication can. We meet with our counterparts in the intelligence services and government and compare notes. If you think, for instance, that your view of things from reading InfoWhores or BeforeItzSnooze resembles that of, let’s say, Putin, you would be advised to never meet and if you did, to stay silent.
There is a huge difference between open source intelligence and “Imagineering” and fabrication. If you want to be looked at like an insect, try mentioning “nanothermite” or “Jade Helm.”
Over the next few weeks, Jim Dean will be telling you how the files were opened for us, and how different that world view is from the one peddled over the internet. In most, but not all cases, VT had what the government agencies have but NEVER release, and in many instances, we had much more.
Real intel never resembles the childish narrative that the public gets. The question is how many layers does it have, and how many layers can we peel away? … G.D. ]
A VT led team which included a representative of the Washington intelligence community, at the highest level, has returned. Others are back earlier, I stopped off in Germany for a week and will be publishing photos and videos.
I was fished out of customs in Detroit by a very nice lady from Homeland Security. Picture this:
Q: Mister Duff, what were you doing in Syria?
A: Imagine this, hypothetically mind you, what if the US were taken over by a sinister power that includes al Qaeda and that the US is actually supporting ISIS and a number of other groups around the world? You did notice that the second group of American trainees “accidentally” joined al Qaeda again? Why do you think General Allen quit?
Q: Can I carry your bags out to the car?
I appreciated being led around the baggage inspection line and being hustled, rather forcefully, out of the airport.
While in Syria, in a meeting with the highest level security official, not “a” high level official, Syria confirmed the VT story that it was hit with a nuclear weapon in May 2013.
The United States was totally aware that Israel had used a tactical nuclear weapon on Syria and still, for over two more years continued the farce about the Iranian nuclear threat. This is sickening.
VT Right Again
There are no Russian or Chinese troops in Syria other than a few equipment specialists and those who have, for years now, been at the Tartus naval base.
Moreover, how friggin’ dumb, and we already know the answer to that, are the freaks in Washington? The satellite photos used to identify the Russian weapons, said to be leaked from the Pentagon, were, if you read the bottom, simply commercial images anyone could buy and showed nothing at all.
They had been purchased, as shown if blown up a bit, by a Microsoft affiliate in Alaska who sent them to Reuters. The whole thing is a scam.
The good end of this is that it has scared enough people that Putin is leveraging the hoax in a magnificent turn around. God, I do love it when the bad guys get it in the end.
Much of the reason for the trip was to allow Syria to leak information to a couple of select congressional committees, enough to make Assad seem to be the “best alternative” and to justify a new and sane American policy, even during an election year.
Of course, Assad seems much more attractive when he has thousands of Russian troops and modern weapons, which do exist, in his stable. This is typical Washington morality.
VT Right Again Again
Two years ago, while “others” were looking at Iran or Ukraine only, or following events in Egypt, VT decided to build the most robust capability of any news organization or even intelligence agency in the world, inside Syria.
We were right, Syria is now the center of the universe and only VT has direct access and trust. More importantly, we have a strong relationship with the Grand Mufti, primary advisor to President Assad.
With luck, and the help of President Putin, VT will be able to, through journalistic excellence, which now exists no place else, lead all of us out of this hell.