There are a lot of important headlines, including another letter to Macron from French military leaders and what is behind the cyberattack on oil infrastructure in the United States.
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
11 May, 2021
An enthralling new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today sees this transcript beginning with Security Council Members discussing a dire document just released by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)—a Washington D.C.–based think tank whose organization aims to combine ideas from both the Republican and Democratic parties to address challenges including health, energy, national security, the economy, housing, immigration, infrastructure, governance, and education—in whose document sees them warning of a looming “Day X” scenario that could see the United States defaulting on its national debt on 1 October 2021—a significant date as the fiscal year is the accounting period for the US federal government which begins on 1 October and ends on 30 September—sees the BPC exactly stating: “Treasury’s updated guidance means that the ‘X Date’ will likely arrive after the start of fiscal year 2022”—and whose underlying facts to support this dire assessment include: “The US national debt subject to the limit currently stands at a record $28.1 trillion, with that amount covering debt the government owes to itself in the form of commitments to Social Security and other government trust funds…The amount of the debt that is held by the public totals $22.1 trillion, which is slightly higher than 100% of the entire economy and stands at a height not seen since the huge borrowing the government did in the 1940’s to fight in World War II”.
Grimly to notice, this report says, the comparison to World War II is supported after Kuwait’s largest oilfield exploded in fire earlier this morning, which is the latest in series of blazes at oil sites across Middle East—an as yet unexplained fiery explosion that was preceded by Supreme Socialist Leader Joe Biden invoking national emergency powers due to the shutdown of one of America’s most critical energy pipelines—specifically the Colonial Pipeline, which is the biggest refined products pipeline in the United States transporting 2.5-million barrels of fuel a day from refineries on the Gulf Coast to markets such as Atlanta, Washington and New York—sees this catastrophe being called “the worst-ever attack on US infrastructure”—whose blame is being placed on a shadowy ransomeware hacker group calling itself “DarkSide”—and whom the leftist propaganda media says about “is known to avoid targeting organisations in former Soviet bloc nations”.
As to why the “DarkSide” hacker group won’t target the Russian Federation and/or its allies, this report explains, is because to do so would be an act of war—as the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has designated it as being under the full operational control of the National Security Agency (NSA), which is the national-level intelligence agency of the United States Department of Defense (DoD)—a designation process begun on 12 November 2020 when the cybersecurity intelligence firm Kela alerted the SVR to a posting “DarkSide” made on a Russian-speaking hacker forum—and in this posting saw “DarkSide” stating that it “will not allow attacks on Medicine (hospitals, hospices), Education (schools, universities) Non-profit organizations or Government sectors”.
In the months leading up to the 2020 US Presidential Election, this report details, “DarkSide” made its debut by targeting a billion-dollar company in Toronto-Canada in mid-August and announced: “We are a new product on the market, but that does not mean that we have no experience and we came from nowhere…We received millions of dollars in profit by partnering with other well-known cryptolockers…We created DarkSide because we didn’t find the perfect product for us…Now we have it”—sees this “perfect product” being Ransomware-as-a-Service (Raas)—sees “DarkSide” hiring affiliates to encrypt their devices on the target businesses while the developers are in charge of programming the payment site and ransomware software—in their arrangement with the other groups, “DarkSide” ransomware developers’ cut is around 10% to 25%, and the affiliates receive 75% to 90% of any ransom payments they generate—for hackers, who are looking to distribute their malicious programs, they must first apply for access since “DarkSide” is a private operation—further saw “DarkSide” stating: “We will specifically use servers in Iran or unrecognized republics so that you cannot block them, and an automatic system will determine the availability and give you a suitable download link”—sees cybersecurity experts noting: “What separates this group from most hacking groups is the so-called professionalism that this group portrays itself as…They have a, phone number and even a help desk to facilitate their negotiations, looking every part a white hat hacker”—and who’ve also gained the name “Robin Hood Hackers” for their donating to worthy causes.
Since the 2020 election that saw Biden and his socialist forces seizing power from President Donald Trump, this report continues, “DarkSide” began ramping up their attacks—attacks that were quickly joined by retired US Army Brigadier General Thomas Kolditz shouting the warming: “One of my bigger concerns is that there has long been a strong Trump following in the military…People in the military have every right to be conservative or extremely conservative…But Trump’s supporters in the military who think that what happened on January 6 was a good thing need to be managed out of the military as soon as possible…That probably won’t happen until the Trump loyalists are out, but that needs to be done…We’re not talking about half a dozen people…We’re probably talking about thousands across the Department of Defense”—and immediately after this warning was sounded, it saw the US military flooding Washington D.C. with thousands of heavily armed troops while starting to find and root out Trump supporters from their ranks.
What isn’t being told to the American people about whom the US military is actually looking for in their ranks, this report notes, is that it has nothing at all to do with President Trump—rather this frantic search being undertaken by the Pentagon involves the thousands of United States Special Operations forces who’ve operated secretly in Africa during the past decade—all of whom have been fighting side-by-side with the elite French military forces engaged in what is being called “France’s Forever War” on the African continent.
Calling themselves “The Fire Generation”, this report concludes, the influence exerted by these elite French troops on America’s most elite fighting forces has sent shockwaves throughout the Pentagon—shockwaves that exploded into outright terror a little more than a fortnight ago when the French military establishment broke with their socialist government in the shocking open letter “For A Return Of The Honor Of Our Rulers: 20 Generals Call On Macron To Defend Patriotism” [English], wherein these French military leaders warned: “It is no longer time to procrastinate, the hour is grave, otherwise tomorrow the civil war will put an end to this growing chaos, and the deaths, for which you will bear the responsibility, will number in the thousands”—and plunging the Pentagon to its knees wondering how soon this will happen in America, yesterday it saw over a thousand unnamed French military officers releasing another letter [English] warning:
Mr. President of the Republic,
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ministers, Members of Parliament, General Officers, in your ranks and qualities,
We no longer sing the seventh verse of the Marseillaise, known as the “children’s verse”. Yet it is rich in lessons. Let us leave it to him to lavish them on us:
“We will enter the quarry when our elders are no longer there. We will find their dust there, and the traces of their virtues. Much less jealous of surviving them than of sharing their coffin, we will have the sublime pride of avenging them or of following them ”.
Our seniors are fighters who deserve to be respected. These are for example the old soldiers whose honor you have trampled on in recent weeks. It is these thousands of servants of France, signatories of a platform of common sense, soldiers who gave their best years to defend our freedom, obeying your orders, to wage your wars or to implement your budget restrictions, which you soiled while the people of France supported them.
These people who fought against all the enemies of France, you have treated them as factious when their only fault is to love their country and to mourn its visible downfall.
Under these conditions, it is up to us, who have recently entered the career, to enter the arena simply to have the honor of telling the truth.
We are what the newspapers have called “the fire generation”. Men and women, active soldiers, of all armies and of all ranks, of all sensibilities, we love our country. These are our only claims to fame.
And if we cannot, by law, express ourselves with our face uncovered, it is just as impossible for us to be silent.
Afghanistan, Mali, the Central African Republic or elsewhere, a number of us have experienced enemy fire. Some have left comrades there. They offered their skin to destroy the Islamism to which you are making concessions on our soil.
Almost all of us have known Operation Sentinel. We saw with our own eyes the abandoned suburbs, the accommodation with delinquency. We have undergone the attempts to instrumentalize several religious communities, for whom France means nothing – nothing but an object of sarcasm, contempt or even hatred.
We marched on July 14th. And this benevolent and diverse crowd, which acclaimed us because we are the emanation of it, we were asked to beware of it for months, by forbidding us to circulate in uniform, by making us potential victims, on a soil that we are nevertheless capable of defending.
Yes, our elders are right about the substance of their text, in its entirety.
We see violence in our towns and villages. We see communitarianism taking hold in public space, in public debate. We see hatred for France and its history becoming the norm.
It may not be for the military to say that, you will argue. Quite the contrary: because we are apolitical in our assessments of the situation, it is a professional observation that we deliver.
Because of this decline, we have seen it in many countries in crisis. It precedes the collapse. It announces chaos and violence, and contrary to what you are asserting here or there, this chaos and this violence will not come from a “military pronunciamento” but from a civil insurrection.
To quibble about the shape of the forum of our elders instead of recognizing the obviousness of their findings, we have to be quite cowardly. To invoke a duty of reserve badly interpreted in order to silence French citizens, one must be very deceitful.
To encourage the leading army officers to take a stand and expose themselves, before fiercely sanctioning them as soon as they write anything other than battle stories, you have to be very perverse.
Cowardice, deceit, perversion: such is not our vision of the hierarchy.
On the contrary, the army is, par excellence, the place where we speak truthfully to each other because we commit our lives. It is this confidence in the military institution that we call for.
Yes, if a civil war breaks out, the army will maintain order on its own soil, because it will be asked to. It is even the definition of civil war.
No one can want such a terrible situation, our elders no more than us, but yes, again, civil war is brewing in France and you know it perfectly well.
The cry of alarm from our Elders finally refers to more distant echoes.
Our elders are the resistance fighters of 1940, whom people like you very often treated as factious, and who continued the fight while the legalists, transfixed with fear, were already betting on concessions with evil to limit the damage. ; these are the hairy 14, who died for a few meters of land, while you abandon, without reacting, entire districts of our country to the law of the strongest; they are all the dead, famous or anonymous, fallen at the front or after a lifetime of service.
All our elders, those who made our country what it is, who designed its territory, defended its culture, gave or received orders in its language, did they fight for you to let France become a failed state? Who replaces his increasingly obvious sovereign powerlessness with a brutal tyranny against those of his servants who still want to warn him?
Take action, ladies and gentlemen.
This time, it is not about custom emotion, ready-made formulas or media coverage.
It is not a question of extending your mandates or conquering others.
It is about the survival of our country, of your country.
[Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]
From a day or so ago –
“For a return of the honor of our rulers”: 20 generals call on Macron to defend patriotism
Translated by Gary Littlejohn for the Saker Blog
Translation of First Letter April 21 2021.
At the initiative of Jean-Pierre Fabre-Bernadac, career officer and manager of the site Place d’Armes [Parade Ground], around twenty generals, a hundred senior officers and more than a thousand other soldiers signed an appeal for a return honor and duty within the political class. Valeurs Actuelles [Current Values] disseminates, with their authorization, the letter imbued with conviction and commitment from these men attached to their country.
To the President,
Members of the Government,
The hour is serious, France is in peril, several mortal dangers threaten her. We who, even in retirement, remain soldiers of France, cannot, in the current circumstances, remain indifferent to the fate of our beautiful country.
Our tricolor flags are not just a piece of cloth, they symbolize the tradition, down through the ages, of those who, whatever their skin color or faith, have served France and given their lives for it. On these flags we find in gold letters the words “Honor and Fatherland”. However, our honor today lies in the denunciation of the disintegration which strikes our homeland.
– Disintegration which, through a certain anti-racism, is displayed with a single goal: to create on our soil unease, even hatred between communities. Today some speak of racialism, indigenous identity and decolonising theories, but through these terms it is racial war that these hateful and fanatic supporters want. They despise our country, its traditions, its culture, and want to see it dissolve by taking away its past and its history. Thus they attack, through statues, ancient military and civilian glories by analyzing words that are centuries old.
– Disintegration which, with Islamism and the suburban hordes, leads to the detachment of multiple parcels of the nation to transform them into territories subject to dogmas contrary to our constitution. However, every Frenchman, whatever his belief or his non-belief, is at home everywhere in France; there cannot and must not exist any city or district where the laws of the Republic do not apply.
– Disintegration, because hatred takes precedence over brotherhood during demonstrations where the authorities use the police as proxy agents and scapegoats in the face of French people in yellow vests expressing their despair. This while undercover and hooded individuals ransack businesses and threaten these same law enforcement agencies. However, the latter only apply the directives, sometimes contradictory, given by you, the rulers.
The perils are mounting, the violence is increasing day by day. Who would have predicted ten years ago that a professor would one day be beheaded when he left college? However, we, servants of the Nation, who have always been ready to put our skin at the forefront of our engagement – as our military state demanded, cannot be passive spectators in the face of such actions.
It is therefore imperative that those who run our country find the courage to eradicate these dangers. To do this, it is often enough to apply existing laws without weakness. Remember that, like us, a large majority of our fellow citizens are overwhelmed by your dawdling and culpable silences.
As Cardinal Mercier, Primate of Belgium, said: “When prudence is everywhere, courage is nowhere.” So, ladies and gentlemen, enough procrastination, the hour is serious, the work is colossal; do not waste time and know that we are ready to support policies which will take into consideration the safeguarding of the nation.
On the other hand, if nothing is done, laxity will continue to spread inexorably in society, ultimately causing an explosion and the intervention of our active comrades in a perilous mission of protecting our civilizational values and safeguarding our compatriots on the national territory.
As we can see, there is no more time to procrastinate, otherwise, tomorrow the civil war will put an end to this growing chaos, and the deaths, for which you will bear the responsibility, will number in the thousands.
The signatory generals:
General de Corps d’Armée (ER) Christian PIQUEMAL (Foreign Legion), General de Corps d’Armée (2S) Gilles BARRIE (Infantry), General of Division (2S) François GAUBERT former Military Governor of Lille, General of Division (2S) ) Emmanuel de RICHOUFFTZ (Infantry), Division General (2S) Michel JOSLIN DE NORAY (Marine Troops), Brigadier General (2S) André COUSTOU (Infantry), Brigadier General (2S) Philippe DESROUSSEAUX de MEDRANO (Train), Air Brigade General (2S) Antoine MARTINEZ (Air Force), Air Brigade General (2S) Daniel GROSMAIRE (Air Force), Brigadier General (2S) Robert JEANNEROD (Cavalry), Brigadier General ( 2S) Pierre Dominique AIGUEPERSE (Infantry), Brigadier General (2S) Roland DUBOIS (Transmissions), Brigadier General (2S) Dominique DELAWARDE (Infantry), Brigadier General (2S) Jean Claude GROLIER (Artillery), Brigadier General ( 2S) Norbert de CACQUERAY (Directorate General of Armament), Brigadier General (2S) Roger PRIGEN T (ALAT), Brigadier General (2S) Alfred LEBRETON (CAT), General Doctor (2S) Guy DURAND (Army Health Service), Rear Admiral (2S) Gérard BALASTRE (Navy).
Translation of the follow up article, promising a second letter May 7 2021.
Tribune of the Generals: 2,000 active soldiers are about to sign a new text.
Two weeks after the publication, in the columns of Valeurs Actuelles [Current Values], of an alarmist column signed by twenty retired generals, nearly 2,000 active soldiers are about to sign a new platform.
Almost a month after its initial publication on the site “Place d´Armes“[Parade Ground], and two weeks after its reprise in the columns of Valeurs Actuelles, the now famous Tribune of the Generals could well have children. The first text, entitled “For a return to the honor of our rulers”, was signed by twenty retired generals. If the platform impacted public opinion, by the strength of the positions asserted by the military, the executive quickly reassured itself by mocking a platform of factionists in Charente, “cut off from the reality of the army”. A fragile defense, which should be contradicted by the next publication of a second platform … this time signed by nearly 2,000 active soldiers.
The executive particularly worried
Le Parisien [The Parisian], which got wind of this new initiative, echoes a certain concern at the top of the state. “A forum signed this time by 2,000 active, anonymous soldiers”, a heavyweight of the Macronie slips into the daily Ile-de-France newspaper. “That’s ch …”, states another adviser to the President of the Republic, getting carried away, an adviser who fears that the recent explosion of news items will put heavy pressure on the executive, before the presidential election of 2022. On the side of the General Staff, the atmosphere nevertheless seems calmer. If the announcement of this new platform has effectively risen to the top of the military hierarchy, a source from Le Parisien prefers to minimize the matter: “Let’s wait and see, but even if a platform ends up coming out, if it is anonymous, frankly, and then, what good is it? “, specifies the soldier, who also denounces a” big political manipulation “. Especially, he adds, if the column is published again in Valeurs Actuelles…
A more measured text?
It is indeed in the columns of Valeurs Actuelles that military personnel worried about the future of the country they serve should continue to express themselves. The information was also confirmed by our editorial director, Geoffroy Lejeune, to journalists from Le Parisien. If the text, the drafting of which is not yet quite completed, should perfectly agree with the finding of disintegration made by the generals of the previous forum, it should however clarify the most controversial points. In particular, active military personnel – all anonymous – should be particularly clear about “the role of the military”. “The text does not in any way suggest that there could be a seizure of power by this institution,” confirms Geoffroy Lejeune at Le Parisien. Not sure that this is enough to disarm those who, for the past two weeks, have fantasized about the threat of a putsch the better to ignore the root of the problem.