A Pandemic of Border Insecurity
The Wars of Wars Part 12
“I served in the IDF 25 years ago in the intelligence forces.. there’s no way, in my view, that Israel did not know what’s coming…Something is very wrong here” -Efrat Fenigson
He could be any man, on any side, in any war.
While I have my views, I am doing my best to enter a neutral mindset regarding Middle East politics for the sake of this article. Most of all, I prefer to be on the side of people—and opposed to engineered wars for profit.
Reading the news today, I remind myself that history is littered with tales about some commoner or otherwise insignificant group of people stumbling over the trigger for a great war almost as if nobody was preparing for anything, but just kept piling powder kegs between a munitions plant and a match factory.
The Yom Kippur War began on October 6, 1973 when a coalition of Arab states attacked Israel on multiple fronts. The fighting lasted less than three weeks, but is remembered as a key test of Israel's ability to defend its statehood in the largely Islamic Middle East. Oddly, Palestinian leadership chose the 50th anniversary of that battle, rounded to the nearest Sabbath, to launch a bold attack on Israel.
If I told you a year ago, this would be the plan of Hamas, I would expect for you to laugh right in my face and suggest that surely Israeli military and intelligence—among the world's best—would be ready for such an event. Almost any other date would seem more rational in the minds of the enemies of Israel. The premise seems absurd.
And yet equally absurd is that Israeli security was instructed to be thin around Gaza. Because mumble mumble something something West Bank.
Immediately concerned, I first emailed friends in Israel to check on their safety. After feeling safe enough to discuss, I broached the topic of my absurdity detector going off and found that I wasn't alone. Various forms of the instinctual opinion, "The terrorists were let in," found their way back to my inbox. And yet, the American political right and left found that stunningly rare moment of alignment that somehow leaps past the obvious questions.
Cue the Current Thing to Stand With? Or is that even necessary?
That sound? What is that sound?
That's what it sounds like when the whole military-intelligence-security industrial complex and supporting bankers get a boner at the same time.
This sounds something like a clumsy Hanlon's razor argument (most of them are). But obviously I don't blame anyone for gathering the facts and trying to make sense of them. It's hard to fathom that a coordinated drone and cyber attack would not instantly draw the heaviest possible response from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). Israeli security is anything but poor in training, technology, weapons, and machinery. Also, (@ 18:30) Netanyahu was already warning of a large cyberattack on the way.
Israeli spies and special forces routinely best their adversaries.
Whatever you might now be thinking, let those not distract your prayers for all the thousands who suffered, and hundreds who were killed. The stories I've heard from friends in Israel are ugly and terrifying. Mobs fought with IDF, but most often with easier targets, raping and murdering some, kidnapping others. Also pray for the Palestinians who are about to be under heavy fire, whether or not they were involved in the several-hundred terrorist raid that sparked this moment—this war?
War has already been declared verbally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, though it's not precisely clear to me how the social and legislative levers work on that level. In 2018, Netanyahu signed a bill that allows for the PM and defense minister to declare war without full cabinet approval, but only in "extreme circumstances". However such circumstances get defined, the situation grows uglier as rockets began to rain over the Southern Lebanon into Northern Israel a short time ago.
This is already a multinational conflict, but the stakes are high for everyone in the Middle East.
Stepping Back and Zooming Out
Orange and yellow: the current combatants. Mutual allies, Iran and Syria in green. Kingdom Saudi Arabia (KSA) in blue.
Research facilities where technologists are working to perfect nuclear weapons tech not marked on map.
Israel and KSA have been working on a peace deal, and there is a certain logic to it. KSA has long had a highly profitable relationship with the West (Saudi Aramco is by far the world's most profitable corporation), which supplies them with weapons and yachts in return.
However, the KSA-Iran divide is the exponent of the Sunni-Shia divide in the Muslim world. And the highly-educated nation of Iran cannot be far from producing nuclear weapons. Then KSA will want them, too.
Now, if we take the news at face value, Iran has been harassing Israel with cyberattacks, though many keen-eyed pundits rightfully wonder if that story masks the unrolling of a new Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). Either Iran helped Hamas with cyber attacks as part of the attack into Israel, or somebody posing as Iran did.
Would waking up the Western-Muslim or Jewish-Muslim rivals realign the current track of friends and foes? Could Iran (or China) have a strategy for turning KSA against the West?
We must ask, qui bono?, because the story does not seem to make sense as an isolated tale of 400 rag tag Hamas gunmen penetrating the Israeli border and doing so much damage.
In every conflict between Israel and Hamas, Israel has demonstrated indefatigable superiority. Critics of Israel lambast what is often described as asymmetric combat. Israeli officials and members of the IDF often counter that most conflicts are tricky encounters handled better by well trained soldiers diffusing situations rather than escalating them. The fact remains that Israel maintains a position of overwhelming military supremacy, and can usually swat Hamas troops like so many flies, taking a casualty here or there. Now, IDF forces are speaking into the microphones to the crowds on social media, declaring some form of, "we're going to kick ass."
It's going to be ugly, and no matter how ugly the Hamas attack on Israel was, the whole affair will be viewed with understandable skepticism.
We might even ask if that's the point.
While the U.S. military has essentially ensured that some potential players in the region are nerfed, this is a conflict that could grow. Not only is the BRICS situation rolling along as a competing monetary system, there are question marks as to how some nations may align themselves if the conflict spans outward.
The inner struggle over Turkey's identity is an under-discussed point of instability, despite appearances. A culture war has embroiled the nation for years between the Atatürk secularists and the rising tide of traditional Islam. Should Turkey side against Israel, the geographical stakes rise ever higher.
And with Ukraine testing the stability of all of Northern Eurasia, nations are eyeballing other nations for resources and partnership. These may come with shared enemies, like it or not.
Could the U.S. be convinced to get involved? The weapon makers are clearly salivating over the possibility. But what would make Americans want to enter World War E?
Lack of Intelligence on the U.S. Border Situation
In July, U.S. intelligence is said to have completely missed the brewing coup in the heavily Islamic North African nation of Niger.
A few months before the July military coup that toppled Niger’s civilian government, a visiting team of American counter-terrorism officials dropped by the U.S. embassy in Niamey, the capital, where the CIA station chief briefed them on the security situation in the West African country. The visitors’ asked about the possibility of a military takeover in Niger, having in mind the government’s poor showing against Islamist militants and the coups that have plagued other countries in the region in recent years.
“Not gonna happen,” the station chief confidently assured them, adding: “Don’t worry, we got this.”
Is it not a little suspicious how unprepared the world's elite intelligence agencies are these days at events like the Jan 6 Capitol protests?
Do we trust the job being done keeping America safe from potential terrorists?
Personally, I believe that most of the tens of thousands of recent illegal Chinese immigrants are just hard workers looking for a better life, but the specter of a Sino-U.S. conflict necessitates the consideration that the CCP would hide bad actors in the crowd. Not considering the possibility begs the potentially existential risk, almost as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
As we have just witnessed in Israel, a few hundred terrorists can murder and injure a lot of people. Even more if they don't plan on going home. This should make every American take pause and think about the drastically increasing number of immigrants unlawfully spilling over borders into the U.S. Regardless of how much respect you have for immigrants and their positive contributions to society, there is some equilibrium associated with the number of immigrants a nation can absorb safely. And the risks grow around war time. Only a fool would deny it.
Much like everything in the world these days, the story of the U.S. border wall is heavily propagandized. But why?
There is every appearance that multiple administrations have participated in the illusion of a debate over tightening border control.
To what end?
And this brings me to my frustrations over my own work on the military health database, which was astonishingly buried by the so-called truth telling alternative media. The defense contractor, Unissant, that botched (or "botched"?) the handling of the DMED data was given the contract in 2020 to handle data for the Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Directorate (TASPD), a component of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). And what has been made clear to me is that neither the mainstream media nor the alt media around the Freedom Movement has any interest in the story. Perhaps I'm just a child or a tyrant for trying to warn people?
Why did so many people turn a cold shoulder to me for doing a good and honest job when Robert Malone asked me to look into the data? Why did Thomas Renz and others run interference on my findings?
Did somebody, as I've been told by multiple insiders, give those orders to push me away from all attention?
Is that why Robert Malone is willing to cast aspersions toward me with a false story, and never correct it? To turn people away from reading articles like this that ask the questions that might be a step ahead the next Pearl Harbor moment?
Anyone interested in taking a crack at this before World War E ratchets up with the analog of Hamas attacks, except distributed throughout the whole of the United States?
Intellectual Dark Web?
Frei and Barnes?
The Epoch Times?
Steve Kirsch? Robert Malone?
Dare I ask…Russell Brand?
I know I can cross at half of this list off, but somebody there could step up. Anybody else with reach who might take this seriously?
Are we going to watch this happen together, then? Whatever this will be?
Is this just nihilistic defeatism?
Hello? Is this thing on?