Wednesday, March 14, 2018

14 March 2018: Russia and the UK Poison Case

Today is the thirtieth anniversary of the day I reported for duty to the FBI and began a nearly twenty-year career in national security. Twelve of those years I spent working against agents of the USSR, so I think it's fitting I post my opinion on an issue in the news.

My present opinion on the 'Russian poisoning' case over in the UK:

The ease with which anyone could have poisoned Skripal and his daughter and left people to jump to conclusions that it was those dastardly Russians should give more people pause. It is quite possible that the Russians had nothing to do with it. Does anyone really think that neither we nor the Brits or any other player has Novichok?

Skripal had been a double agent for the Brits. From my perspective, as a former branch chief of DA ops for the AFOSI, the Russians wanted one or more imprisoned agents back. Arresting Skripal upon his return to Moscow years later, positioned the Russians to having someone the Brits wanted back -- and thus the currency was established. In the 2010 spy swap involving Russia, the US and UK, Russia got their preferred illegals (deep cover or NOC agents) back because they could give Skripal back to the Brits.

So why poison Skripal? Because it would look to knee-jerk reactionaries like the Russians 'got revenge'. But the Russians had already tried and convicted and imprisoned Skripal -- they could have executed him then (or poisoned him in prison). Instead, they gave him back in a swap. Another player poisoning Skripal would serve the saber-rattling objectives of a military-industrial-intel complex in the West and serve radical left/right political objectives in the US and UK, setting up the Russians a la the USS Maine.

Until I see something that convinces me that there is an 'otherwise', this is my opinion on this issue.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

I'm a few weeks into research on the new book. This one will examine two specific threads which run through all of my nine previous nonfiction books. If you have read all of them, you might ask what ties them together, considering that I've written about Disneyland, breakaway civilization/secret space program stuff, occult murder, Roswell, forgotten ancient civilizations and Ambrose Bierce, etc. I was mildly startled to find these threads running through thirty-three chapters of all nine of the books -- and think about that little tidbit: 33 chapters, my Disneyland book Latitude 33, etc. Just another synchronicity for the stack.

The more academic research will have me busy for a couple of months, along with some field investigation, of course. Though I'm doubtful I'll get to the bottom of it all, so to speak, I hope to at least provide a big picture analysis demonstrating how these particular threads might make more sense of all the stuff I've been writing about. Actually, I expect more threads to emerge and for this book, my tenth nonfiction work, to perhaps open the next door. Look for the new book this summer.

I'm scheduled to appear at Esotericon in Nova Scotia in May and I'm looking forward to that because I've never been there. I'm also scheduled to speak at the 5D Event in Los Angeles in August, giving a presentation on my Secret Missions books. I also plan to attend AlienCon in Pasadena this summer, having been on Ancient Aliens, it should be fun.

Keep watching for posts and hopefully a new article or two here. A lot of stuff is still cooking.