And this film review covers not only the first link (which Lin Wood first posted to Telegram on January 24, 2021), but all other snippets of the same sessions which Lin Wood has posted to date on Telegram.
It sounds a hell of a lot like James Clapper.
At first, when I heard of this clip circulating, I thought, “There’s no way in hell that James Clapper is being ‘interrogated.'”
And that is likely true.
Because this isn’t James Clapper.
But as I listened to the Rumble clip (which purports that the voice speaking is that of James Clapper) I started to believe it was (or could be) him.
I will say this: both Clapper and the voice speaking have very similar audible mannerisms…particularly the vocal cadence they share.
This is what led me on a hunt to find the truth.
My verdict is this: for one reason or another (whether nefarious or otherwise), someone has misled people to think that these interviews are of James Clapper.
How did they mislead?
Well, first of all, they slyly edited out all clips which have details that would contradict Clapper’s biography.
For good measure, they also sped up the audio (for some inexplicable reason).
If for nefarious purposes, a person or persons may be trying to set the groundwork to undercut the information in the future (by planting the false notion that the messenger was Clapper).
If for productive purposes (in a vein similar to QAnon), shock value may have been used to capture the imagination of the populace and FORCE THEM TO DIG.
Whatever the purpose (and whoever the authors of this deception), it has caused me to dig.
And the information is important.
So I am going to parse it for you in executive summary.
What we almost certainly have here is a federal agent (whistleblower).
Is that Lin Wood interviewing him?
I think not.
Lin’s Georgia accent sounds nothing like the interviewer.
So let’s get down to the facts (and assertions of this whistleblower).
First of all, let’s get our sourcing and timeline straight.
Lin Wood began dropping these video clips on January 19, 2021: the day before the inauguration.
The first video covers:
Supreme Court Justice Roberts.
Epstein “helped” Roberts with his adopted children.
Children from Wales.
Channeled through Ireland.
Epstein then facilitated adoption.
Children as a commodity.
“Children are the payment and the dirt and the control.”
The FBI has copies of the videos.
Shawn Henry (FBI).
Shaun Bridges (Secret Service).
The second video covers:
Pence and his two lovers (and his younger ones).
Surveillance of Roberts’ children.
The abuse of Roberts’ children.
The children were “loaned out” for these different groups.
And it was surveilled.
Plots to murder judges.
Set up by FBI.
They were going to use a “sovereign citizen” group.
“Obama didn’t want any terrorism unless it was white terrorism.”
FBI had infiltrated and armed and instigated.
Divorced fathers with a grudge against the court system.
Attacks on the Supreme Court.
Roberts was aware.
Lisa Monaco was a target.
Video three covers:
Supreme Court was target.
Homeland Security were overwhelmed.
Called in FBI.
DoJ picked up whistleblower.
Groups to assassinate federal judges: 1/3 of group made up of “sovereign citizen” patsies and 2/3 made up of FBI.
Whistleblower and his wife were going to be killed.
Plans written out.
Would have been in the first year of Hillary’s Presidency.
She was not supposed to lose.
Roberts was helping.
He wanted to pick new judges (for those assassinated).
Purpose was to ban firearms and pack Supreme Court.
Video four covers:
Scalia was biggest threat.
Scalia found out about plans and went to White House.
Scalia was taken out.
Group there hunting.
Fairly inert chemical.
Mix with poison.
Why found with pillow over face.
Struggling to breathe.
Can be mixed with fentanyl, etc.
Goes directly into skin.
Eric Holder as replacement.
Hillary and Obama knew about it.
Rod has an intense hatred of Hillary.
He’s only fond of himself.
Running The Hammer system through Baltimore.
Which brings us to our title film.
how the whistleblower started working directly with Rod Rosenstein in Baltimore.
FBI would come for corroboration.
Whistleblower was fairly well concealed.
Dirty Tricks Squad.
“This is where they were using Hammer, Sunrise, Sunset, things like that.”
To illegally spy on people.
Attempt to corrupt judges.
They concentrated on corrupting people.
Under the guise of a CCIPS (DoJ) operation.
Run out of Fort Washington, Maryland.
Illegally compromise people.
Break into computers.
Plant, reverse, change information.
Things of that nature.
Judges, Roberts, Pence.
Went to DHS.
With pile of evidence.
Made its way back to FBI/DoJ.
Contacted Devin Nunes.
Whistleblower tried to warn Trump about Rod Rosenstein.
Rod, Pence, Paul Ryan.
Core of group.
Rod was “brilliant legal mind”.
Operational name at beginning was Run Silent Run Deep.
[1958 film with Lancaster and Gable about being passed up for promotion]
Pence hated Trump.
Had taken his slot.
Mitt Romney was also involved.
Trump was outsider.
Had not paid dues.
Pence was their mole inside.
Surveillance from way back.
Rod wanted VP slot.
Paul Ryan also wanted it.
So did Romney.
Vice Presidential slot under Pence.
With Trump removed under 25th Amendment.
Throughout his time in Congress.
As Governor, felt more free.
One 20 years his junior.
One half his age.
Would introduce others.
Younger and younger people.
15 year olds.
13 year olds.
Rod and Roberts were able to get FISA warrants because.
Younger people supplied by Epstein.
Because Epstein was an intelligence asset.
When he was in USA, FISA warrant used.
FBI would not save the child.
Was more important for them to have the leverage.
Operation directed by Rosenstein.
Dirty Tricks Squad.
Shawn Henry (FBI).
Shaun Wesley Bridges (Secret Service).
Joseph Rosati (DEA).
Al Borshack ? (ATF).
Greg Utz (DEA).
Another group in Fort Washington.
For the real illegal stuff.
Illegal communications, hacking, phone tapping.
Main focus: Federal judges.
Planting child porn.
100s of cases.
Plead to lesser charge.
#1 expert on computer forensics.
Hacked Obama’s BlackBerry for fun.
Hacked Obama daughters’ phones.
A violent person.
All about the money.
Bridges and Bitcoin.
Holds several passports.
Will disappear to Argentina or Colombia.
A nasty piece of work.
Illegal gun running for Fast and Furious.
Made sure paperwork stayed clean.
Lots of disposable money.
Lots of cash.
Lives very well.
Borshack and Rosati both divorce their wives.
As Rosenstein started falling out of favor as DAG.
Brazile at hospital before Seth Rich was brought in.
They wanted to recover the thumb drive.
Heavy surveillance on known Russian assets within the U.S.
Cancelled Ghost Stories.
Shaun Bridges was taking money.
Rod put Sean Wesley Bridges in jail.
[Extortion 17 marker…Tik Tok…]
That concludes a brief overview of the videos on Lin Wood’s Telegram account which feature the blurry-faced whistleblower.
Judging by his level of detail and familiarity with certain aspects of his testimony (as well as his passion level rising while recounting certain aspects of the Dirty Tricks Squad), I would guess that the whistleblower was a DEA agent.
God bless him.
It’s not Clapper.
Any connection to Coomer?
Tik Tok mystery man.
“Find out who I am.”
Not an Extortion 17 casualty.
Court documents re: Shaun Wesley Bridges and Rod Rosenstein?
Any Coomer connection to Fort Washington facility?
Why did McInerney say that Hammer and Scorecard was at Fort Washington?
But the golden nugget embedded in the article was this:
How long will Alphabet Inc. leave it up?
You have the title.
The Wayback Machine has no working records of the YouTube video.
I would archive it, but I’m sick of fucking signing up for shit and being tracked.
So fuck it.
You can track it down.
And we’re gonna do a little oral transmission here.
this film review will be strictly spoilers and nothing but.
Not my usual m.o..
I’m not selling anything.
I don’t generate income by you clicking on this story.
I have no link to any content creator above.
I write very strange film reviews.
It’s called free fucking speech.
I also write music.
All my music is free to stream and download.
And I’m not gonna post a link.
Go find it.
The purpose of this article is strictly to get information out.
I am a conservative.
The same kind of conservative Donald Trump is.
Like it, or leave it.
I belive in Jesus.
I love God.
If you don’t like my foul mouth, then you can leave now.
I curse because I’m angry.
And I curse because I will not be told what I can and cannot say.
This is my website.
I’m using my free speech.
I’m gonna walk until they make me run.
So I’m here today to tell you about what I think is going on.
I scour the internet every day (especially these past 22 days) in an effort to avail myself of actionable intelligence.
I have a thirst for knowledge.
But more than that, I have a thirst for truth.
I support QAnon.
I support Trump.
I love my country: the United States of America.
I support our military.
I support our law enforcement officers.
And now I’m going to get around to the fucking point.
I watched this entire one hour, eight minute, and 44 second video – – – – – – so that you don’t have to.
But I still recommend you watch it.
And archive it (if at all possible).
Wayback Machine is my jam.
I’ve never been asked to “log in” until today.
You can work a little too.
Here’s the beef.
This whole video is good.
All of the guests are good.
But there is one particular guest (the first one) who drops what I find to be some new and illuminating information.
The guest is Major Jeffrey Prather.
It should be noted that several of the six guests (including Maj. Prather) appear to be forthcoming content creators for this new outlet: American Media Periscope.
I’ve never heard of this outlet.
I get the impression that they have only been around a couple of weeks.
AND ALREADY TWEETED OUT BY THE PRESIDENT!
Which brings me back to my point.
Something in here MUST be salient.
And my guess is that it is the first guest: Major Prather.
If you haven’t heard of Sidney Powell by now, you have been living under a rock.
While most of America is being blasted with “Sidney Powell is even too crazy for Trump” blah blah bullshit, those who know (Trump voters) are well aware that Ms. Powell is an accomplished lawyer.
Her most recent claim to notoriety is successfully defending General Michael Flynn from the petty bitterness of sore losers.
Update: if you’re just waking up, the Flynn case has been dismissed (within the past 24 hours). This according to a tweet by one of Flynn’s brothers. Go find it yourself. I.e., Flynn’s not gonna need a pardon.
We’ve known this for awhile.
The government has no case when the government has no prosecutor.
Judge Emmet Sullivan is a really atrocious example of a judicial activist.
Not a judge.
Sullivan dragged out the case another three months…after the Department of Justice withdrew its case.
But I digress…
It does not take a fucking genius to imagine that the exceedingly-persecuted Michael Flynn might be very grateful indeed for the legal services of Sidney Powell.
Flynn fought hard for Trump in 2016.
Flynn was unfairly targeted by Obama’s illegal Crossfire Hurricane program (run by the FBI).
Flynn’s life has been ruined (in a worldly sense).
But he has survived.
I believe the man had to sell his home to pay his legal fees.
Thirty years in the U.S. Army and that’s the treatment he got from Obama, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Lisa Page, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Bruce Ohr, Rod Rosenstein, John Brennan, James Clapper, and (last but not least) Joe Biden.
So Michael Flynn has some scores to settle.
Because of his ongoing case, he was essentially precluded by the judge from publicly speaking for the past four years.
What a illegal travesty!
So now we come to what should be obvious to any thinking individual as the massively-fraudulent election of 2020.
We have been waiting three years for any of those aforementioned people to get in trouble…FOR ANYTHING!
We would have been happy if Hillary Clinton had gotten a fucking parking ticket, but she didn’t.
We have waited through:
We have been built up by a bunch of tick-tock bullshit.
Maybe it had a purpose.
Surely it did.
But what I am about to report casts it in a slightly different light.
You can decide for yourself whether what I convey seems plausible.
I belive Q is legit.
But it is a HIGHLY, HIGHLY complex and nuanced PSYOP.
I do not believe it is a fucking LARP.
And if it’s a LARP, then so what?
It has been effective.
It is a part of world history.
It has gotten people DIGGING like never before.
Me and a few other people tried to expose 9/11 as an inside job/false-flag stand down/what have you.
We didn’t really prevail.
We were ignored.
Maybe we were completely wrong to doubt the official story of 9/11.
But I don’t think so.
I researched that event like my life depended on it.
BECAUSE IT CHANGED THE WORLD…FOR THE WORSE.
We didn’t need to go to war in Afghanistan.
And we didn’t need to stay there 20 years.
We didn’t need to go to Iraq.
Correct me if I’m wrong (and I’m sure you will), but I think we could have arrested Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and a few others and called it a day.
Which brings us to the current times.
There wasn’t enough of a GREAT AWAKENING to reach critical mass.
But that was 19 years ago.
I can’t really recall Q ever having talked about 9/11.
Maybe Q will tell us that 9/11 was actually the work of 19 beardy guys with boxcutters working out of a cave in Afghanistan.
And maybe that’s the whole story.
But I don’t buy it.
I believe the CIA was involved.
So does Dr. Steve Pieczenik.
Do yourself a favor and buy his eBook American Warrior in Crises.
I get nothing for plugging that.
He’s not a friend of mine.
I’ve never spoken to or exchanged correspondence with him.
I just respect his work.
Is he always right?
But for my money, he’s as close as we get to truth in this day and age.
So here’s the rub.
Flynn has some scores to settle.
The other military people who saw Flynn become a political prisoner also have some scores to settle…ON HIS BEHALF.
You cannot fail to serve your country (like Obama) and then turn around and ruin a guy’s life who did (for 30 years!).
You shouldn’t prosecute a guy for a process crime and, in so doing, make him lose his house.
I think I donated 20 bucks to Flynn.
Damn right I did!
I worked at Starbucks.
And I was proud to give my hard-earned money to a MILITARY spy chief.
And there’s the rub.
I used to want to work in intelligence.
Maybe I still do.
But I’m old.
And, honestly, I’m a fucking musician.
So just call me Sherlock Holmes.
And a shabby one at that (perhaps).
But I take great pride in TRYING to know what’s going on.
Because, again, I LOVE MY COUNTRY!
And who taught me to truly love my country?
And who else?
And who else?
If you don’t think that Sidney Powell is privy to some very interesting information by way of representing General Flynn, then you are incredibly naive.
Which finally brings us to this YouTube video.
Major Prather (according to his LinkedIn) worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency for 17 years…and in a very high position at that!
General Flynn headed the DIA.
It might be said that the DIA is the military rival in the U.S. to the civilian CIA.
That’s right: the CIA is a civilian intelligence organization.
A weird thing.
Created in 1947.
The CIA’s predecessor was the OSS: a military intelligence unit.
Although the OSS were a bit kooky (thanks to their head William J. Donovan), at least they were putting themselves in harm’s way.
But again I digress.
The CIA has lost a little more than 100 officers/operatives in the past 73 years.
That’s the official number.
And it sounds about right.
The DIA has officially lost 21.
That number makes less sense.
But it makes sense in that the DIA is sort of the cream of the crop for military intelligence in the United States.
The NSA may be thought of as being even more elite (and powerful as a unit) because of the unique types of intelligence gathering they do.
The NSA supplies intel to the CIA, FBI, DIA, etc.
The NSA is a military intelligence organization.
Back to these casualty numbers.
The CIA has officially lost 133 of its employees on the job…in 73 years.
The DIA has officially lost 21 of its employees on the job…in 59 years.
But that doesn’t really tell the true story.
Sure, the CIA has its paramilitary strike teams.
They used to be called SAD/SOG (Special Activities Division/Special Operations Group).
These officers were largely recruited from the military special operations units: Army Delta Force, Navy SEALs, MARSOC, etc.
Other than these agents, the CIA is more pencil-pusher, wear a tie, James Bond shit.
And I do mean shit.
Once upon a time, the CIA used to help overthrow communist governments.
This might seem inhumane.
Until you live under communism.
In which case, you see just how humane it really is.
But the CIA has gotten away from that mission.
So much so that they ended up with a Director who had once voted for a communist for U.S. President.
That’s right: John Brennan voted for Gus Hall.
It should have been a disqualifying factor by some estimations.
The CIA and FBI apparently share the same requirement upon beginning official employment: you must pass a lie detector test…and one of the questions is something to the effect of “have you ever supported a group that has sought the overthrow of the U.S. government.”
John Brennan admittedly had a tough time answering that question.
But he might as well have answered:
To my eyes, John Brennan is clearly a traitor to the U.S.
Following closely behind him is Michael Hayden (who led both the CIA and NSA respectively).
But Michael Flynn is cut from a different cloth.
He’s a spymaster.
But he cut his teeth doing the real thing.
Serving in Army intelligence (INSCOM).
Putting himself in harm’s way.
The same cannot be said of John Brennan (and most of the CIA).
[Michael Hayden is a strange case of…well, I don’t know…I just have to assume he is corrupted and coopted to such an extraordinary level that he doesn’t even really love his country any more (if he ever did in the first place)–he loves himself…first and foremost]
So I give Major Jeffrey Prather (formerly of the DIA) a great deal of respect as a foregone conclusion.
[keep in mind…the DIA has had its share of bad eggs…James Clapper chiefly among them]
If you watch no other section of the video I posted above, watch the segment with Prather.
Where do they fit in to this election?
Which brings up 9/11.
And the incredibly strange/significant “death” of Daniel Lewin.
Yes, I know I put death in quotes.
I’m about as sure Daniel Lewin died on 9/11 as I am sure that Adam Lanza was a master with an assault rifle.
Which is to say, not very sure.
But the Electoral College will meet on my birthday: December 14th.
Ok, we know about Dominion Voting Systems and all the programmers they have/had in Serbia. A bit of a strange locale. Wonder if the company memos are in Cyrillic?
I don’t now why I wrote that down.
I’m going off notes.
Something appears to have happened there.
I’m not sure what Prather’s point was on this.
What was seized?
From the CIA?
And seized by whom?
The U.S. Army?
I should take this opportunity to point out a strange assertion of Prather’s.
I find this one a little hard to believe, but I suppose it’s possible.
Prather asserts that the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Marines have all had their computer systems compromised.
Might this have something to do with the DoD contract with AWS?
Amazon Web Services.
The CIA uses them too.
Look it up, you lazy fucker!
It’s an article…in The Atlantic.
There have been rumors that the votes in (for example) Michigan were sent by Dominion Voting Systems by way of AWS (which is to say, over the internet? cloud???) to Europe in order for the votes to be tallied.
Giuliani has pointed out just how ludicrous this is.
And it is!
But what’s the exact chain?
We know there is a company called Scytl.
They are headquartered in Barcelona.
They are rumored to have a “back up” data site (servers) in Frankfurt.
There is good evidence that internet traffic in Frankfurt, Germany on the night of the U.S. election set records for that city.
Look it up.
WikiLeaks exposed the fact that the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is a giant CIA hacking base.
This can be found in the Vault 7 materials from WikiLeaks.
So, did the CIA hack our election?
Seems to me like a high probability.
Indeed, Prather outlines this dichotomy: the civil war in the U.S. has already started…and the SO/LIC confrontation can so far best be described as DIA vs. CIA (or, perhaps more accurately, military vs. CIA).
I believe this is probably accurate.
It is borne out by all the intelligence I have personally gathered (OSINT) over the past few years.
The CIA has lost its way.
I once applied there.
Thank God I didn’t get the job.
I also once tried to sell my soul to the Devil (true story), but that tale can wait…
I am saved by the grace of Jesus Christ.
I am the worst among sinners.
Which is why I need the grace of Jesus more than anyone.
I also applied for Air Force Intelligence once.
Didn’t get it.
Maybe because I have a fucking music degree and an MBA.
Not exactly what’s commonly thought needed to assess China’s answer to the F-35.
Which brings us to Prather’s point.
According to Major Prather, only the U.S. Air Force and the newly created Space Force have retained the security of their computer networks.
This is a bold claim.
I don’t have anything to really gauge it on.
Except that I have a soft spot for INSCOM (because of Q and Flynn) and a soft spot for the 4th POG (because they followed me on Twitter for some odd reason [before Jack Dorsey squashed me like a bug]).
Prather then pivots to his concerns.
He talked about possibly-imminent “interdictions” against Iran.
We have heard Q talk about Iran.
I love Iranian psychedelic music from the ’60s.
Before the Islamic revolutionaries fucked everything up.
I have nothing against Muslims.
I love them.
I have nothing against Iranians.
I love them.
I LOVE Kiarostami [RIP].
But let’s take stock for a moment here.
Joe Biden “won”.
Netanyahu pretty fucking quickly called to congratulate Joe.
And THEN…YESTERDAY Netanyahu calls to congratulate Jonathan Pollard on his release.
What in the actual fuck?!?
How pro-Israeli does a President [Trump] have to be in order to get a little respect from Israel?
Maybe Netanyahu is working with Trump behind the scenes.
Maybe we should have a sort of FVEY agreement with Israel.
But probably not.
Because, you know, remember the U.S.S. Liberty (you fuckers!).
Back to 9/11.
I have no idea if the Israelis were involved.
There was definitely some suspicious shit.
Zim-American Israeli Shipping.
Vacating the WTC right before the attacks.
And the moving truck company [Dominick Suter].
Mossad had some strange presence in and around NYC leading up to 9/11.
I don’t know what they were doing there.
And then there were the Mossad “art students” (which Pieczenik has attested to from personal experience).
All I know is this.
9/11 could not have gone undetected (and undeterred) by our military.
To the list of Rumsfeld and Cheney (Liz’s dad), we should add Ralph Eberhart, Richard Myers, etc. And almost certainly Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Perle, etc.
Keep in mind, nobody ever got in trouble.
The two tallest buildings in America fell down (were blown up) and all we did was waterboard KSM 183 times.
Perhaps Flynn and Anthony Shaffer could set me straight on some stuff.
I get the general gist of Able Danger.
But it still doesn’t explain a lot of things.
I’m gonna have to side with Pieczenik on this one: we’ve seen one long procession of (unpunished) false-flags since 9/11.
Now comes the pain.
Pieczenik seemed really sure about those watermarks on the ballots.
And I believe him.
Shaffer seemed to corroborate their likelihood.
But I was of the understanding that DHS was running this election sting.
After watching this YouTube video, it has dawned on me just how suspicious Chad Wolf has been acting.
See something, say something, right?
Why wouldn’t he fire Chris Krebs?
Even more importantly, what in the actual fuck was CISA doing on the night of the election?
Alexandra Bruce brings up some pretty excellent points in this video.
If I understand her correctly, she seems to be saying that cisa WAS IN ON THE WHOLE THING!
[Which would make sense in the same way that NORAD was doubtless in on 9/11]
But here is perhaps the most intriguing bit of information which Major Prather dropped.
It is his assertion that Ezra Cohen-Watnick is, in fact, Q.
Or rather, he says something to the effect that there is a [and I paraphrase] “very high likelihood” of this.
Call me dumb, but I never even thought of that possibility.
I know who ECW is (not personally, of course).
Thomas Wictor drew attention to this personage years ago.
Said there were no pictures of him because he’s military intelligence.
It’s all starting to click.
I find the ECW theory highly-plausible.
But then Prather throws a massive curveball.
Maj. Prather asserts that Bill Barr is getting ready to indict Ezra Cohen-Watnick (!).
For being Q??
A final bit of potentially disheartening information from Prather is that “Durham has done nothing” (paraphrase).
I.e., John Durham has not, and will not, bring any of the Crossfire Hurricane [coup #1] traitors to justice.
Sure, we got Clinesmith, but give me a fucking break…
I’d still rather see Hillary get a parking ticket.
So there you have it.
The other guests in the video are all quite good.
They all have some rather harrowing predictions for the coming days/weeks/months.
All seem to agree that Trump will probably prevail and be elected to a 2nd term.
But it could get really ugly.
Ms. Burke brings up the specter of military tribunals.
-Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (OICI [of the Department of Energy])
-Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR [of the Department of State])
and finally George Clooney’s armory in Burn After Reading:
-Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) [of the Department of Treasury]).
But we must remember that the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) was, until 2003, also part of the Department of Treasury. Clooney’s character Harry Pfarrar speaks of his previous work protecting diplomats as a “PP”. Personal protection? Personnel protection?
Nevertheless, we learn something of which even the other D.C. “natives” in our film seem unaware: that certain Treasury Department employees carry guns.
This, of course, ends up being a big detail in Burn After Reading.
And so the main thing is to understand the CIA analyst played adeptly here by John Malkovich.
The Balkans Desk.
-Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
-Fort Belvoir, Virginia
-Suitland, Maryland? Or Quantico, Virginia?
-Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C.
-Fort Belvoir, Virginia
-Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face, Virginia (oh baby that’s 9/11!)
-and Fort Meade, Maryland
-DHS Nebraska Avenue Complex, Washington, D.C.
-J. Edgar Hoover Building [D.C.]
-Arlington County, Virginia? [DEA]
-James V. Forrestal Building (D.C.) [DoE]
-Foggy Bottom (Harry S. Truman Building) [D.C.]
-1500 [sic] Pennsylvania Avenue (USA)
All of this is to say that Osbourne Cox (Malkovich) is “a damned good analyst”.
But forget the “PP”.
Georege Clooney is a U.S. Marshal. And thus under the Department of Justice umbrella.
All of this makes me sympathize with the witless Linda Litzke (Frances McDormand) and Chad Feldheimer (Brad Pitt).
But the funniest part is the repartee between David Rasche and J.K. Simmons over at Langley.
The implication is that a couple of athletic trainers and an alcoholic former analyst (plus a U.S. Marshal) have spun a web of inexplicable disaster even more boneheaded than the Bay of Pigs invasion.
And so it is priceless to hear these two gentlemen speak in tones of which Leo G. Carroll would no doubt have approved.
“We do nothing.”
When in doubt.
Ah, but Zugzwang?
Nothing is scarier than a know-nothing.
The most terrifying mask.
Princeton pulls the trigger in full-on mental illness.
And with a healthy buzz.
Maybe a bathrobe.
But felt very Harry Nilsson (if not Brian Wilson) sartorially speaking.
But the best thing is the CIA in the plastic surgery/philanthropy business.
Slushing the funds. A little churn.
The absurdity of it all (for the CIA) most accurately can be explained by the Situationism of Guy Debord.
Like snowflakes. Overlaid onto life views courtesy NRO.
When I started this site, I focused a considerable bit on “spy spoofs” (which I cheekily filed under “espionage”).
But now we return to espionage in a more serious tenor.
Cryptography, to be exact.
Keep in mind, signals must first be intercepted before they can be decrypted.
Cipher, rather than code.
[or something like that]
And this story of Alan Turing hits all the right settings of the heart.
Indeed, the seeming Asperger’s case Turing makes a particularly prescient observation in this film.
Namely, that deciphering secret messages is very much like linguistic deconstruction.
Or even like its predecessor, structural linguistics.
Finnegans Wake, by my reading, is largely a sensual text of transgression written in a sort of code language which can only be decoded by a sort of Freudian mechanism inherent in minds similarly repressed by circumstances such as censorship.
There were things which James Joyce could not just come right out and say.
Else he would have ended up like Oscar Wilde (or Alan Turing himself) [though Joyce was pretty evidently heterosexual in excelsis].
And so The Imitation Game is a very fine film indeed about Bletchley Park (and, by extension, its successor the GCHQ).
It makes one reconsider that great piece of British classical music the “Enigma Variations” by Elgar.
Perhaps it was Edward’s premonition.
That a homosexual savant would save many lives through dogged determination to solve what was arguably the ultimate puzzle of its time.
Enigma. James Bond fans will know it as the Lektor Decoder (a sort of substitution…a cipher…le chiffre…a metonym if not a MacGuffin).
“the article appears to be genuine” [stop]
“go ahead with purchase” [stop]
Smooth jazz on the weather channel…heil Hitler.
In Nazi Germany one was to begin and end even every phone call with “Heil Hitler!”.
Stupidity has its drawbacks.
Donald Trump has been skewered roundly by nearly every globalist publication on the planet, but there is power in the words, “You’re fired.”
Turing very soon realized that breaking the Enigma code was not a job for linguists.
It was purely mathematics, applied with imagination.
One of the most crucial actors in this film, Alex Lawther, plays what might be referred to as Boy With Apple.
There is something befitting of the “agony columns” mentioned by Simon Singh in his tome The Code Book about Turing’s backstory.
In the grown-up Alan Turing, we see the affection that man can have for machine…much like a struggling record producer naming his tape machine.
In the rotors there is music…and plenty of calibration to be done.
But the machine must be allowed to work.
And we must help the machine along by giving it hints on those entities which are “safe to ignore” (a sort of semiotics of limiting the fried pursuit of completism).
Love, as it turns out, sinks the Nazis.
Because even among the rank-and-file (or, perhaps, especially among them) there was a humanity which was not snuffed out.
It’s not because Hitler was a vegetarian who loved his dog.
The machine becomes predictive.
Because we tread the same path daily.
In some way.
In most ways.
Few of us are psychogeographical drifters–few bebop our infinitely-unique situations.
And even Coltrane has some signature licks.
Mystical fingerings. Scriabin arpeggiated.
Then come statistics.
And megadeath notebooks seem less cynical.
Its the same discipline which made W. Edwards Deming a saint in Japan as he resurrected their economy.
The blowback was the quality revolution.
The next in that manga pantheon perhaps Carlos Ghosn.
Yes, we Trump voters are morons. No doubt.
You must hide the victories among losses.
Where the chess player comes in.
“You could be my enemy/I guess there’s still time”
Or is it NME?
“I’ve got a pi-an-o/I can’t find the C”
Or is it sea?
I salute thee, old ocean. A quote by Lautreamont.
Or is it Ducasse?
Perhaps it’s why Ezra Pound was institutionalized.
On the grounds of the future Department of Homeland Security?
St. Elizabeths. Washington, D.C.
When he spilled the beans about the Federal Reserve “System” to Eustace Mullins.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley share a truly touching moment of love.
A passion of minds.
But the breaking is IX. “Nimrod”…
That austere moment of British greatness.
One of only a handful of UK classical strains which really matter.
Sinopoli does it nicely. With the Philharmonia.
Only a moron like me would vote for Trump.
To suffer for one’s art.
To turn off the lights and watch the machine come to life.
A miracle of whirligigs and glowing vacuum tubes.
Director Morten Tyldum expresses this ineffable humming solitude in the seventh art.
And this love.
Which leads both telegraph operator and polymath to tap out the letters of their beloved.
I dated Brigitte Bardot for awhile. Well, not THE Brigitte Bardot, but it might as well have been her. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. Ah, but all those hours on the highway didn’t end happily. No, there weren’t many happy endings for those involved. Anna Karina. Jean-Luc Godard.
Contempt. You must look beyond the characters. Look beyond the actors. And even so, you must take note…Fritz Lang as Himself. It’s like the old U.S. TV tradition of saving that one zinger character for the end of the opening credits. Say, for instance, you’re watching The Jeffersons or Laverne and Shirley…or even Three’s Company…”and Don Knotts as Mr. Furley” [zing!]
But Fritz Lang isn’t funny. He doesn’t wear a powder-blue leisure suit. No, the mood is very grave around here. Even when we relocate to Capri. It all begins with a quote from André Bazin. Twenty-five years later Godard would turn to that quote to kick off his masterpiece Histoire(s) du cinema. “Le cinema substitue…à notre regard…un monde…qui s’accorde.” Cinema substitutes in our eyes a world which harmonizes. Ersetzt dasKinoin unseren Augeneine Weltquiharmoniert. Sostituisceilcinemanei nostri occhiunmondoquiarmonizza.
This is the world of Le Mépris. Babel. Babble on. Whore. Vulgarity doesn’t suit you. How ’bout now? Does it suit me now?
He commands me…ou il me prie? Le Mépris.
Once again we miss Anna Karina. Two films in a row. Les Carabiniers and now this: replaced by Bardot’s ass. Ass ass ass ass ass. Blue ass. Yellow ass. Natural ass. The tricolor. God save the queen!
This was Godard’s shot at the big time. Like Dune for David Lynch. “Walk On the Wild Side” for Lou Reed. Godard as Neil Young skipped Harvest and went directly to On the Beach.
That’s how it goes. Perhaps it’s why Godard got on with Woody Allen. Yes, Godard the neurotic drove his life and career directly into the ditch. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.
He even made the biggest star in France (B.B.) wear the same shabby Louise Brooks wig which his wife (Karina) had worn in Vivre sa vie. Yes, something is amiss with this film.
I feel the Godard/Karina relationship problems bubbling to the surface.
“No, go do it! This is your big chance!”
“But you won’t be mad at me?”
“Why should I be jealous of Bebe?”
“You know I would prefer to cast you.”
“Forget about it. I’m not mad. I’m happy. I just look mad because I’m crying.”
Something like that.
All, of, that, aside,
this film couldn’t be more masterful. It is a precarious film. It threatens at every turn to fall headlong into a sea of shit, but it doesn’t. The waters of Capri blue. Bardot’s golden ennui chevelure. A white Greek statue and a Shirley card in CinemaScope. Go ahead and give Ulysses some sky-blue eye shadow and lipstick. And Penelope. Pen elope. Moravia. Javal. dactylo. caméra–stylo.
The poet’s vocation. Vacation. Terrorist. Tourist. Coutard. Kutard.
Casa Malaparte is abandoned. 99 steps and a bitch ain’t one [hit me] (!) Gulf of Salerno looking out to…nothing. Ulysses sees something I don’t. There is no homeland. Only insecurity. Die Heimat? Fritz Lang would know. Is that a command or a request? Please tell Goebbels that Herr Lang has politely declined the offer to head up the film efforts of the Nazi propaganda program. And by the way, he’s leaving the country. Maybe call up Leni Riefenstahl. I’ll bet she has a nice ass… lagniappe! L.H.O.O.Q.
99 steps from the Gulf of Salerno. that last step’s a doozy [hit me]!