Introduction by Gordon Duff

Years ago, while driving aimlessly out of Calais, I came upon a small roadside marker denoting the site of the Battle of Agincourt.  This was France, they lost the battle though at the time, France didn’t really exist and Britain might well have been considered “occupied by France,” were one to choose to see the Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Battle of Hastings in that light, but I digress.  We have other work to be done this Eve of the New Year, 2019.

There was much controversy when I backed Robert Steele.  We differ in some views but have identical values and that is the only part that counts.  I spent some time with Robert, we shared common backgrounds though I have extensive counter-intelligence experience on the ground, very much “boots on the ground” in dozens of nations.

I think this makes me uniquely qualified in judging goose and gander.  Since leaving Vietnam nearly half a century ago, I have honed a “don’t give a frig” attitude and an endless thirst for “cutting through the crap.”  I am also backed by good people, who make all the difference in the world, people who have, too often, mysteriously died as listed in VT”s staff page memoriam section.

The amateur and professional trolls have long been recognized, though their numbers expand exponentially with each day.  Those who remain are forced “inside the tent” to work out differences and find electable candidates that have the common sense to take direction from those who spent a lifetime learning to lead, meaning, people who have been smeared and maligned for personal heroism and character.

Not all that stand, do so for the right reasons.  Anger, spite, ambition fuel too many and there is no room for any of these characteristics.

There are no nations, only a single planet, one in deep trouble, somewhere we won’t go right now, but so much worse than any possible nightmare.  Small people, human insects, rule nation after nation while men and women of good will are stifled and crushed.

We are here to husband this planet, not just shuffle humanity in and out of wars and one scam after another based on fake politics and religion.  All is fakery.

So long ago, our lives, our minds, all we were given, all we may deserve or may have earned was taken.  Not so say that we don’t have our moments.  Beauty, culture and love abound despite every attempt to crush us all under foot.

Moving from macro to micro, America’s fake and oh so empty “standard of living,” a land of miserable people eating themselves to death, poison their lives with lies and superstition, cannot be sustained through bully-boy militarism.  It is all a scam.

Americans, the American people, will increasingly find themselves sinking into third-world poverty while America’s supposed wealth will continue its trip down the rabbit hole into the “European banks” that aren’t banks at all, wealth that never really existed into the hands of dark forces who create our news, fabricate our history and buy and sell our governments like so many trinkets.

Some out there are starting to ask the questions and some of us are still here, able to provide what we hope is guidance and counsel.  This will be a time for heroes, we are living very much in a Tolkienesque nightmare with Mordor at the gates.

Please excuse the analogy.

Thus, many of us who were defined by our differences have put them aside.  We have looked around and find we are all that is left.  This leads me down that path so many of you feared, ripping off Shakespeare, from Henry V and then on to Robert David Steel’s article:

WESTMORLAND. O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day!

KING. What’s he that wishes so?
My cousin, Westmorland? No, my fair cousin;
If we are mark’d to die, we are enough
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires.
But if it be a sin to covet honour,
I am the most offending soul alive.
No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England.
God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
As one man more methinks would share from me
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Westmorland, through my host,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man’s company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call’d the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say “To-morrow is Saint Crispian.”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say “These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.”
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he’ll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd—
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

Is President Donald Trump Ready for an Anti-Zionist on His Team?


Out of the blue, one might say, Robert David Steele was just recommended for the position of Secretary of Defense by Gordon Duff, founding Editor in Chief of VT, representing 22 million veterans who despise those who use war as a profit center and go to war based on lies. His editorial, “Secretary of Efficient Defense or Secretary of Wasteful War? Robert David Steele as a Candidate – the Only Candidate with a Grand Strategy,” was published on 21 December 2018 and included the below graphic that is in turn backed up by a three-monograph series, free online.

On 24 December 2018 Benjamin Fulford, the financial and crime analyst based in Tokyo who wrote for Forbes and other major journals for decades, published as his Monday commentary “Western civilization heading for a reboot over the holidays,” and included this comment with a pointer to the Duff piece:

It is also good to hear that Robert David Steele has been promoted for consideration as the new Defense Secretary by Gordon Duff, Editor in Chief of VT—a man who knows better than most that virtually all veterans abhor war and despise those who seek to wage war for profit.

Fulford went on to add:

Steele, when asked about his nomination, promised that if selected, he would not only allow the release of military secret technology, but also would do his best to implement the long-awaited and much-discussed disclosure of “the secret space program.”

That makes the possibility of Steele being considered, if not a trending topic, at least one worthy of exploration. We have published Steele before, so we reached out to him with several questions, here are his answers.

Robert, you are a 66 year old former Marine and former spy recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize. You are also notorious as a deep critic of military waste and secret intelligence dysfunctionality, and have probably pissed off just about everyone in power in Washington DC at one point or another. Is your candidacy at all viable?

As long as the Zionists control virtually every member of Congress and Jared Kushner is running free as a virtual agent of a foreign power resident in the White House, there is zero chance of my being a viable candidate. I am well known for championing the restoration of Palestine, the liberation of Jerusalem as an international city, and the shrinking of the Zionist apartheid state down to a small enclave from Tel Aviv to the sea.

I would only be viable if the President is ready to execute the final phase of his liberation strategy, and wants a Secretary of Defense that will close all of our military bases overseas, withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and terminate all US taxpayer subsidies for Zionist Israel and the other 40 or so dictatorships that we support on the backs of US citizens.

The Department of Defense (DoD) could and should be the President’s bill payer, for the border wall and other needed initiatives, and that requires someone willing to show the military-industrial complex how to profit from peace and beat swords into plowshares.

You are a harsh critic – perhaps the most published and harshest critic of Zionism with your running directory, 26 Zionist Strikes (Zionism is Not Judaism) – and many label you anti-Semitic.  Can you elaborate on your nuanced views?

I am at least fractionally Jewish just as I am fractionally black (4% according to I am also devoted to intelligence with integrity, and to social justice for all. Most Jews share my stark negative view of Zionism as an apartheid, criminal, genocidal enterprise that is totally divorced from the ethos of Judaism.  When Ha’aretz, the most intelligent journal in Israel, asks if every Jew should be boycotting Israel, the time has come to honor Judaism and crush Zionism.

I offer you this photograph (below) as a testimonial to the cosmic ethics of true Jews who share my scorn and disdain for Zionism as a parasite across the US economy, US government, and US society, for Zionism as a war-monger and criminal enterprise around the world;

– not only are the Zionists bribing and blackmailing virtually every Member of the US Congress, using pedophilia videos obtained through Mossad agents such as Jeffrey Epstein, the Zionists have penetrated all governments through their communications and computing systems

– stealing both military and economic information for Zionist advantage – and the Zionists are serving as the secret police for dictators world-wide, performing rendition and torture services against dissidents with impunity. The Khashoggi incident includes a Zionist aspect.

You say the Khashoggi incident includes a Zionist aspect – let’s take a moment on that before we dive into your actual qualifications and your Grand Strategy that Gordon Duff properly points out no one else offers.  What is your appraisal of the Khashoggi incident, in brief?

Your readers can find my long post at Robert Steele: Khashoggi False Flag CIA Princes Bandar Turki Coup Against Trump & MbS UPDATE 20: Saudi Lead on Alleged Murder a Zionist Asset?, I will just summarize starting with my view that this was a false flag media operation intended to destroy Prince Mohammad bin Salman and destroy the strong relationship between President Donald Trump and the Prince (MbS).

Khashoggi’s girlfriend is a fake, Khashoggi’s body has not been found, in my view this was a covert operation that integrated Zionist, Turkish, and Saudi subversives against MbS, I would single out Prince Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud, closely affiliated with the Bush Crime Family, and Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, Khashoggi’s long time master as head of Saudi intelligence, as suspects.

I regard the alleged evidence against MbS – the audio recording – as a fake, very easy to manufacture with today’s technologies – and I completely agree with the President’s concerns about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) being too close to both the Zionists and the Saudi rebel elements – CIA cannot be trusted, this is the same CIA that manufactured lies about the Russians hacking the US election.

Your documented Grand Strategy sets you apart from all other candidates. When was this developed and what are the key elements as they might benefit the US public and the President?

I have been associated with the US Army’s Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) since the mid-1990’s and have published a number of pioneering chapters and monographs with them. A couple of years ago they agreed to fund my proposed three-monographs series now free online as Robert Steele: Grand Strategy, Global Reality, & Re-Inventing US National Security Centered on Re-Inventing the US Army.

It took me a year to complete this work, they paid me $9,000, and then refused to publish the monographs in part because they over-reacted to a media hit job on me, in part because they could not tolerate my public opposition to false flag operations being carried out by the US Government, and in part because the conclusions scared them. We cut our ties a year ago. They lost their integrity, I still have mine.

The most important aspect of the Grand Strategy is that it is rooted in the US Constitution and the mandate for the US military to be the embodiment of a public that is educated, employable, fit, and mobilizable, while also assuring the common defense of our fifty sovereign states.

I have posted Reflections on The People’s Army, The Constitution, & Grand Strategy as a separate preamble to my larger work. Today’s US military is 50% waste and it is used as a profit center for the banks, as an enforcer for the banks much as General Smedley Butler, USMC one wrote in War is a Racket. Today’s military is the enabler of vast smuggling operations by the CIA and other criminal elements including Private Military Contractors (PMC), who smuggle drugs, guns, gold, cash, and small children with military aircraft and through military bases overseas.

My Grand Strategy does something no one else has done – it fully integrates and proposes modifications in what and how we do diplomacy, development, defense, and commerce (D3C), across all four levels of analysis – strategic, operational, tactical, and technical. It is rooted in global reality, benefiting from my serving as the study director for the flagship study of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) for which I was the senior civilian founder, the Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model.

Most Marines, including Bob Neller the Commandant who was a lieutenant with me in Battalion Landing Team 3/4 deployed across Asia in 1977, do not realize that General Al Grey, as Commandant, created MCIA to focus on global reality in relation to acquisition – unlike the Army, the Marine Corps is too poor to be considering anything that is too expensive, too heavy, too complicated, too hard to fix in the field, and not tailored to a world in which bridges are limited to 30 tons, line of sight distance is under 1,000 meters, there is zero cross-country mobility (meaning you must have tracks, not wheels), and the standard aviation temperate is hot and humid (meaning you carry half as much half as far, with the 40% of your aircraft that are available on any given day).

My Grand Strategy gives the President an opportunity to not only cut the 50% waste that characterizes every aspect of the military, but in closing down bases overseas and ending US taxpayer subsidies for dictators and the Zionist apartheid genocidal state of Israel, to bring all that money home.

I learned the hard way, supporting Senator David Boren (D-OK) in the crafting of the National Security Act of 1992, that reform must be job and revenue neutral across all Congressional jurisdictions or it will not be allowed. My gift is to have established a way for the President to achieve massive reform across all aspects of global engagement, while bringing home so much money and equipment that every Member of Congress can be assured of seeing new jobs and new spending in their jurisdictions.

I have been a fan of Ron Paul and now Rand Paul for decades. The time has come to pursue a foreign policy of freedom – peace, commerce, and friendship – and to end the era of endless war as a profit center for the banks.

DoD has always been a slush fund for secret projects against the public interest, including geoengineering by the US Air Force, genetic experimentation, and – I am told – a secret space force not authorized by Congress that has consumed trillions of dollars.

DoD just failed an audit. It is my view that DoD has not lost trillions of dollars, but rather that DoD has concealed from Congress and the public and of course the White House, massive investments that could be reduced by 50% of more, while freeing up a portion of those saved funds for re-allocation to border security, unlimited desalinated water for the west, re-training of our workforce using military training facilities that are empty right now, and more.

Benjamin Fulford said that you said that if selected you would not only allow the release of military secret technology, but also would do your best to implement the long-awaited and much-discussed disclosure of “the secret space program.” Your comment?

Ben, whom I spent time with in February of this year because I wanted to evaluate his depth and breadth, is a grand master of public intelligence, but he took some liberties with that observation. Let me say first that we do have roughly 6,000 patents that are under a national security secrecy ban, and the President has himself pledged to free many of those patents.

Second, while I have no direct knowledge I do believe that elements of the US Government, often excluding the President and Congress, have been in contact with stellar civilizations, some evil, some benign, and that trillions of dollars have been spent on both a secret space program including bases in outer space, and on Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMB) where atrocities are being committed at taxpayer expense. I made no commitment to Ben, but I would make to the President any commitment desired with respect to inventorying our off-budget program and making transparent to the President the degree to which funds might be freed up to pay for the border wall, to turn the West into an oasis with unlimited free energy and desalinated water, and more.

Is there any one initiative, or several, that you consider essential for the President to embrace if we are to make America great again and keep America great again?

The President is not receiving the decision-support – the intelligence – he needs to be effective. General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret) is on record as starting that when he was Commanding General of the US Central Command (USCENTCOM), then engaged in two wars and twelve joint task force action, he received, “at best” 4% of what he needed from the secret intelligence community.

I published two articles on this, the second one trying to save Mike Flynn’s job, both are relevant to the President’s needs: Intelligence for the President–AND Everyone Else in 2009 and On Defense Intelligence: Seven Strikes in 2014. I started the Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) revolution in 1988, and CIA has fought me for thirty years because they know that an Open Source Agency properly implemented would quickly show the President how to eradicate the 50% waste across the US Government and how to stop all the elective wars based on lies – fake news controlled by the CIA, the Zionists, the Deep State. So an Open Source Agency – my memorandum as delivered to the President, is free online at MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT: Eradicating Fake News and False Intelligence with an Open Source Agency That Also Supports Defense, Diplomacy, Development, & Commerce (D3C) Innovation to Stabilize World.

Such an agency would have as its first priorities the creation of a national truth channel including a Trump Studio, and the establishment of the true cost (financial, social, ecological) of every product, process, and practice in America. Much of what we do, both in government and in the private sector, is toxic for ourselves and future generations.

Three other initiatives are very much on my mind: the closure of all bases overseas and the forcing of new approaches to global reach that do not require permanent military bases overseas; the gradual termination of our reliance on contractors for everything including first and second echelon vehicle and equipment maintenance (expanding the force in uniform); and using the military to reboot our public.

I favor a universal draft as part of rebooting our public spirit and fitness, but with one big difference: after a shared boot-camp, every citizen – including the handicapped, no exceptions – could choose two years of service in the Armed Forces, the Peace Corps, or a new Homeland Responders corps.

You have pointed out that the Zionists have the power to block any presidential nomination of import. Admittedly you are unlikely to be considered or selected. If you were, do you have a concept for being confirmed?

Rather than focusing on me, let’s focus on the larger issue of freeing all Members of Congress from those who have been bribing them and blackmailing them. While the Zionists use Mossad officers such as Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell to entrap politicians, judges, bankers, and others in pedophilia videos – some being murderous pedophilia videos – they are not alone.

Our Western allies do far more to subvert Members of Congress than do China and Russia.  So-called “friendly spies” outnumber our denied area spies by a factor of 100 to 1, at least.

I believe there are two keys to liberating our Congress from those who hold them captive now: a Presidential Counterintelligence Task Force that offers every Member a presidential pardon continent on their giving up the specific individuals doing the bribing and blackmailing; and #UNRIG: Election Integrity Act, that takes money out of politics along with eleven other essential reforms including paper ballots counted on site and instant run-offs to achieve a true majority winner.  Your readers can learn more here: Former Representative and Intelligence Official Team Up to Unrig Elections.

Let me say clearly that I believe that for President Trump to win in 2020 and be effective in his second term, he must liberate Congress from bribery and blackmail, and also make it possible for Independents, Libertarians, Greens, Sandernista, and others, to be elected and to serve without being told how to vote by one of the two wings of the two-party tyranny we have now. #UNRIG: Election Integrity Act has the dual advantage of making evidence-based legislation possible, instead of “pay to play” that our President has properly denounced, and of making every Member dependent on Presidential decisions about how US military and other federal jobs and assets are distributed across the land.

You were recommended for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017. You appear to be careful in avoiding any reference to being nominated.  What is the difference and what is the story there?

I don’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize but my ideas, if implemented by the triumvirate of President Trump, President Putin, and General Secretary Xi absolutely would merit their being recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize.  Sadly this prize is in great disrepute given its award to war criminals such as Henry Kissinger, or frauds such as Barack Obama.

I was recommended by the Editor in Chief of Defence and Intelligence Norway, for whom I used to write. He published an article, Intelligence & the Nobel Peace Prize, which focused first on sharp criticism of the Nobel committee, which is in gross violation of Alfred Nobel’s will.

The Nobel Peace Prize is supposed to go to the INDIVIDUAL who has done the most in the PAST YEAR to DEMILITARIZE the world. By the terms of the will, every winner going back to Kissinger has been ineligible. Today, with the Koreas on the verge of being unified, denuclearized, and demilitarized, Xi, Kim, Moon, and Trump are clearly meritorious. I was also nominated, by a Minister, a qualified nominator, but by the terms of the will such facts are supposed to remain secret.

I am the only person I know who has integrated holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) such that we can achieve the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals within twenty years at 10-20% of the cost of the failed Western paradigm.

Your readers can learn more from the documents linked at the landing page for We do not lack for wealth on Earth – we lack integrity. There is plenty of everything to go around, but the 1% have been successful at dividing and conquering and deceiving, such that they control 80% of the wealth and the 99% only 20% of the wealth.

One reason I am enthusiastic about Donald Trump is because he can, with Xi and Putin, bury the Deep State and the Shadow Government, and restore America the Beautiful to the rule of law, one man one vote, with ample food, water, shelter, health, and education for all.

My dream job is not Secretary of Defense, as much as that job would offer a huge range of opportunity for serving the President and the public. What I really want to do is help the President by creating the Open Source Agency as a foundation for making America great again, creating a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all – and not incidentally, a world in which there are no illegal immigrants because they are all well-provided for in the lands where they are born.


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  1. One thing that could easily be fixed – put a dividing note between Duff’s introduction and the interview that states who did the interview.

  2. Finally some reasonable explanation of the Khashoggi murder. Highly unimaginable that mr Steele could become NSA (national security adviser). Happy New Year to all.

  3. I agree with you John but at least the draft might get some of the protected elitists at Harvard, Yale and even UC with a uniform on and perhaps even some of the kids of the whores in
    Congress too. In fact it wouldn’t be a bad idea to induct every whore in Congress and send them to the front lines in Afghanistan and other wars would it?

  4. I would add one thing. Every time I consider our countries defense, it is the children and women first, not the ideals or money or stuff. On that note, there is no entity Even Close to the numbers of pedophilia and sex abuse of our young than the Catholic Church, and yet nobody says a dam word. They are able to troll our children on our soil at will, take from our widows what they can, and ride off to retire in lavish estates across the globe. There is no bigger racket with more victims, and more money on our soil at this time. We are talking about tens of thousands of victims, confirmed, and hundreds of thousands actual. Embarrassing from the standpoint of defense of our country. Priority one, .. is the citizenry, and of that, the young and defenseless.
    Any town sheriff would say the same if they were honest.

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