On March 11, 2012, the latest instance of US barbarism in Afghanistan was unveiled to the public. It came in the form of a human being known as Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians, including five children, in cold blood, then preceded to burn and desecrate several of the bodies. Naturally, much controversy already revolves around the killings, least of all how many shooters were actually involved. While the Army is going with the typical 'lone nut' scenario, witnesses have already come forward claiming that there was more than one shooter. Some have even begun to speculate that the attacks were planned. The New York Times reports:
"Mr. Hadi said there was more than one soldier involved in the attacks, and at least five other villagers described seeing a number of soldiers, and also a helicopter and flares at the scene. But that claim was unconfirmed — other Afghan residents described seeing only one gunman — and it was unclear whether extra troops had been sent out to the village after the attack to catch the gunman.An Afghan parliamentary probe believed that up to 20 US troops may have been involved, not that such an angle will be given serious consideration by the authorities in the near future. Even if we stick with the lone nut scenario, this story is very strange. According to the Daily Record, Sgt Bales was wearing Afghan clothes when he set out to commit the murders. Unfortunately, he was witnessed leaving his combat outpost by Afghan forces shortly after heading out, who in turn notified the US authorities. One wonders who this attack may have been blamed upon if Bates was not spotted by Afghan security forces.
"In a measure of the mounting mistrust between Afghans and the coalition, however, many Afghans, including lawmakers and other officials, said they believed the attacks had been planned, and were incredulous that one American soldier could have carried out such attacks without help. In his statement, Mr. Karzai said 'American forces' had entered the houses in Panjwai, but at another point he said the killings were the act of an individual soldier."
|Bales, the poor bastard taking the fall for the killings|
The date of March 11 will be immediately recognizable to conspiracy buffs as several notable modern tragedies have played out on that day. It was in 2004 on 3/11 when the Madrid train bombing occurred, which has been widely suspected of being a false flag operation. In 2009 a human known as Tim Kretschmer murdered 16 students at a secondary school in Winnenden, Germany. In 2011, a 9.0 earthquake striking off the coast of Sendai, Japan, triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the second largest nuclear accident in history.
|the Madrid train bombing (top) and Fukushima (bottom)|
As far back as 222 AD the date March 11 has witnessed tragedy. On that date the Roman Emperor Elagabalus was assassinated. Elagabalus was one of the Syrian emperors and was responsible for introducing the sun cult of Sol Invictus, which would eventually become the official imperial cult before Constantine's conversion to Christianity. If Christopher Knowles' compelling theories revolving around the Phoenicians (who had several colonies in Syria and gained favor during the reign of the Syrian Emperors) are correct, then Elagabalu's assassination may be one of the chief reasons why significance is attached to this date.
|the Emperor Elagabalus|
There are several other factors to also consider concerning 3/11, however. From what I have been able to find, it was not the date of a significant pagan holiday. However, the numbers of this date are themselves significant in the occult. Three is of course highly esoterically significant to numerous religions the world over.
"Three is regarded universally as a fundamental number, expressive of an intellectual and spiritual order in God, the cosmos of mankind, and either synthesizes the three-in-one of all living beings or else results from the conjunction of one and two produced, in this case, 'from the marriage between Heaven and Earth. The Tao produced one; one produced two; two produced three... However, it is more generally accepted that three, being the first odd number, is the number of Heaven, while two is the number of Earth, since one pre-existed their polarization. The Chinese called three the perfect number (ch'eng) as an expression of wholeness and fulfillment --nothing can be added to it. It is the culmination of manifestation, since Man, the son of Heaven and Earth, completes the Great Triad. Three is also the perfection of divine unity to Christians, God being One, in three Persons. Buddhism finds its fulfillment in the Triple Jewel, or triratna (Buddha, Dharma, Sangha) and this was appropriated for their own uses by the Taoists as the Tao, the Books and the Community. Time is threefold (tribhuvana) --Earth, atmosphere and sky (bhu, bhuvas, swar). Again, in Hinduism, manifestation of the godhead is threefold (trimuri) as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, the creator, preserver and destroyer, corresponding to the three gunas, or modalities..."By contrast, Aleister Crowley held that eleven was the number of magic. Chevalier and Gheerbrant write:
(Dictionary of Symbols, Jean Chevalier &Alain Gheerbrant, pg. 993)
"The number eleven, which would seem to have been one of the keys of the Divine Comedy, also derives its symbolism from being the sum of the numbers five and six, these being the microcosm and the macrocosm, or Heaven and Earth. In China, eleven was the number which 'in its totality... comprised the way of Heaven and Earth.' It was the number of the Tao."
(ibid, pg. 349)
Even more interesting, when three and eleven are multiplied by one another they equal 33. Thirty-three is one of the most important numbers in Freemasonry, being the highest grade in Scottish Rite masonry.
"The first temple of Solomon stood for thirty-three years in its pristine splendor. At the end of that time it was pillaged by the Egyptian King Shishak, and finally (588 B.C.) it was completely destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar and the people of Jerusalem were led into captivity to Babylon... Also King David ruled for thirty-three years in Jerusalem; the Masonic Order is divided into thirty-three symbolic degrees; there are thirty-three segments in the human spinal column; and Jesus was crucified in the thirty-third year of His life."In truth I have yet to come across a solid explanation for the Masonic obsession with the number thirty-three. I suspect it probably has something to do with the merger of the divine (three) with the magical (11). Regardless, 33 is a number conspiracy lore alleges shows up time and again when occult workings are being undertaken. Probably the most famous theory concerning 33 is the Downard-Hoffman chain that linked the Kennedy assassination and the first atomic bomb exploded at Trinity, New Mexico to the thirty-third parallel north latitude line. But I digress.
(The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P. Hall, pg. 238-239)
|the symbol of the thirty-third degree in Scottish Rite masonry|
The most striking thing to me about the Bales shooting was the military base Bales was stationed at before being redeployed to Afghanistan: the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, located in Washington state near Tacoma. For those of you with a long memory, you will remember the 'kill team' operating in the Maywand District during 2010 which claimed the lives of at least three Afghan civilians was also from Fort Lewis. Its likely that far more deaths were involved, as it has been suspected the Army embarked upon a large scale cover up to protect the officers that were aware of the killings.
Both Bales and the members of the kill team belonged to 2nd Infantry Division currently stationed at Fort Lewis. And while these are by far the most high profile deaths linked to Fort Lewis, they are hardly the only ones. The Washington Post reports:
"It remains unclear what prompted the shootings or whether anything in the suspect’s medical history could have led to his alleged actions. But the disclosure this week that he was from Lewis-McChord has refocused attention on trouble at the base, where a string of high-profile incidents had already raised questions about the scale of the mental health problems here and how the military is responding...Beyond that, Fort Lewis has witnessed at least 12 suicides in the past year in addition to an AWOL soldier from Fort Lewis dying in a gun fight with police in Salt Lake City. Clearly, the war is coming home.
"Two soldiers have been accused of waterboarding their children — one because the child couldn’t recite his ABCs and another because his foster son wet his bed. A 24-year-old Iraq war veteran fatally shot a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. In April, David Stewart, 38, a decorated combat medic with two tours in Iraq, killed himself after leading police on a high-speed chase down Interstate 5 near Tumwater.
"His wife, 38, who had been shot in the head, was found in the car beside him. Their 5-year-old son was found dead at their home.
"And on Tuesday, a lieutenant colonel at the base was charged with felony harassment in connection with allegedly threatening to kill his wife, with whom he is going through a divorce, and his superior officer."
The common explanation for the rash of violence associated with Fort Lewis is PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder. The base's medical facility, Madigan Army Medical Center, has come under especially heavy fire for allegedly under diagnosing PTSD in returning soldiers. While I don't doubt that PTSD is a big part of the killings, its hard to find another military installation, aside from Fort Hood, that's more dysfunctional that this base. Is there something else in play at Fort Lewis?
|the Madigan Army Medical Center|
John Marks' groundbreaking work The Search for the 'Manchurian Candidate', based upon declassified CIA documents and interviews with former employees of the Company, asserted that the CIA and US military had been actively trying to create a kind of programmed assassin, or 'Manchurian Candidate,' as part of the notorious MK-ULTRA experiments since at least the 1950s. During the course of this endeavour experiments were conducted upon prisoners, mental patients and military personnel. I've found no evidence linking Fort Lewis to such experiments, but then again, the US Intelligence community has gone to great lengths to cover up which institutions these experiments were conducted in, or whether they ever ended. Is such an experiment currently being conducted at Fort Lewis? Certainly it would not be out of character for US black opts.
Naturally we the public will not learn about what is going down behind the scenes at Fort Lewis for several more decades when documentation will finally be declassified and the vast majority of the public will no longer care. But for the time being, we can note an especially sinister piece of black opts that was run near Fort Lewis over 60 years ago.
It was on June 24, 1947 (St. John's Feast Day and the date historically that the Summer Solistice was celebrated) that Kenneth Arnold reported nine UFOs flying near Mount Rainer, where a soldier from Fort Lewis would shoot a park ranger many years later. This was the beginning of America's obsession with flying saucers and aliens. Regular readers of this blog know that Recluse believes that the bulk of UFO encounters are nothing more than PSYOPs and that the modern UFO movement was started as a disinformation campaign. The entire UFO field has been in the hands of the US Intelligence community since its very inception in 1947. I've chronicled this belief in much greater depth before here, here, here, and here. There is no finer example of this than the Arnold sighting itself.
Yet, Arnold was not the first America to witness a modern UFO. That dubious honor fell upon a human known as Harold Dahl, who spotted six UFOs over Maury Island (located near Tacoma) three days before the Arnold sighting. He was even able to acquire some evidence of this event --a camera and film, plus some metallic slag which came from one of the crafts that was damaged. Dahl then immediately turned the evidence over to his boss, Fred Lee Crisman.
In conspiracy circles Crisman is a rather notorious figure, in no small part due to his speculated role in the Kennedy assassination.
"No matter what side of the Kennedy assassination one finds oneself --a believer in the Warren Report, or a believer in a conspiracy --the Fred Crisman element strains credulity. More than twenty years after this event, Crisman will be subpoenaed by District Attorney Jim Garrison as a suspect in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Crisman, a former OSS officer, a man with a CIA file, a man friendly with Clay Shaw... in at the birth of the twentieth century's UFO experience?"
(Sinister Forces Book I, Peter Levenda, pg. 169)
"At this point, Arnold felt he was being had. The whole story sounded very suspicious, very artificial. He asked a friend, another pilot --United Airlines Captain E.J. Smith --for his take on the affair. They came to the conclusion that either the story was a simple hoax, or it was part of an intelligence operation. They distrusted Crisman completely, and felt that he was trying to control the investigation. Either Crisman was a hoaxer, or a spy...At this point Arnold insisted on bringing in his contacts in military intelligence, Captain William Davidson and Lieutenant Frank Brown of Fourth Air Force, Hamilton, California. Both men flew out to Tacoma at once and talked with Arnold and Smith. Neither officer seemed to give much credence to the story and soon returned to the airfield to return home. There, Crisman appeared with a heavy box which he claimed was filled with debris from the damaged UFO. The two men accepted the box and took off. They never made it home, their B-52 crashing under rather odd circumstances.
"Then, as if in confirmation of their suspicions, it was reported that United Press International had received verbatim transcripts of their interviews and discussions, the ones held in Arnold's mysteriously-booked hotel room! Suddenly, it was all becoming clear. Arnold's presence in Tacoma had been part of a larger plot; his hotel room was selected in advance and bugged; the information he extracted from Dahl and his conversations with Smith, were sent to the news agency (for what purpose can only be imagined). It seemed as if there was an operation underway to discredit the Maury Island UFO report and to do that with Kenneth Arnold, a much more credible witness that either Dahl or Crisman. Two birds with one stone?"
(ibid, pg. 172)
But the Arnold and Dahl sightings had already been cemented in the popular consciousness and it all happened in Tacoma. One of the strangest aspects of the Arnold and Dahl sightings I've encountered is that the McChord Air Force base, which is linked with Fort Lewis, is seemingly never mentioned. This is rather odd considering that it was assigned the Air Defense Command, making it one of the main Air Force bases in the entire United States. Why then were officers sent from California to interview Arnold in the first place? Is it because whatever Arnold and possibly Dahl witnessed had to do with the crafts stationed at McChord?
And now, 60 plus years on down the line, Tacoma once again finds itself at the center of some serious high strangeness. Are the assorted killings in the United States and Afghanistan committed by soldiers stationed at this base the result of something more than mere PTSD? Certainly this whole area would not be a stranger to some serious black opts, if the Arnold saga is any indication.
And what of the use of March 11? Clearly this date has witnessed a staggering number of tragedies in recent years. The 16 murders committed in Afghanistan on 2012 of that date may not even be remembered as the greatest tragedy to occur. Of late the shooting committed by a motorcycle driving assailant on March 19 outside the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school has now been linked to a similar murder that occurred on the eleventh. On that date an off duty member of a French parachute regiment was shot at point black range by a gun firing a .45 caliber bullet matching one of the weapons used at the Ozar Hatorah shootings. The victims of these killings have either been Jews or Muslims, implying that they're racially motivated. Strangely, these shootings bare similarities to a wave of shootings that occurred in San Francisco in the mid-1970s known as the Zebra murders, of which I've been writings a series on of late. The segments that have been published can be read here, here, and here.
If the .45 shooting now occurring in France go down like the Zebra shootings, then things could get very interesting in deed. And it all began on March 11, along with the brutal murders of 16 Afghan civilians by an alleged rogue US soldier. Clearly, March 11 is living up to its Masonic value.
"A 23-year-old French citizen of Algerian origin, he had long been known to the French authorities as a petty criminal but latterly his links to Islamist extremism drew attention.
"The man who reportedly told police negotiators he was a member of al-Qaeda had recently made visits to Pakistan and Afghanistan, where he was found in the Taliban heartland of Kandahar.
"He reportedly admitted the shootings in which three unarmed French soldiers were killed, as well as a rabbi and three small children at a Jewish school. Merah reportedly held one little girl, Myriam Monsonego, by her hair to shoot her in the head."
Naturally Mr. Merah will never get a chance to tell his side of the story as he was shot in the head by French authorities on March 22, after a 30+ hour siege. And thus, the saga of one of the 3/11/12 shooters comes to an end, at least for the time being. Meanwhile the case of the other 3/11/12 shooter, Sgt. Robert Bales, grows even more occultic.
Also on March 22, 2012, it was announced that Bales' victim total had been raised to 17. Unsurprisingly, authorities are not entirely certain of how they arrived at 17.
"Two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed Thursday that 17 Afghan civilians were killed in the shooting in Panjwei on March 11.Regular readers of this blog will know that 17 is highly significant to the occult. 17 is the number of Sirius as well as having a strong association with the Egyptian god Osiris, one of the chief gods of the Mystery schools. The neophyte is advised to read my post on the Tarot, which thoroughly examines the Sirius connection to 17. From there, check another of my postings on 12/17, which explains the Osiris association with 17. Enjoy.
"Thursday morning, Gen. John Allen told the Senate Armed Services Committee that 16 civilians were killed, but now defense officials put the number at 17
"Why the discrepancy?
"One senior U.S. defense official said one of the injured has died in the past few days, but the other senior U.S. defense official believed the U.S. military has evidence there was a 17th body at the scene.
"Either way, the death toll is now at 17."