(Stillness in the Storm Editor) The following is a compilation of alternative and mainstream media articles suggesting that Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) might be being repurposed for holding elite prisoners, specifically, members of the so-called Cabal.
I cannot confirm if all the rumors are true—although some of the articles cited in support of this theory are from the mainstream media.
Specifically, I was not able to confirm the claim that the Arizona 850th Military Police Battalion is being deployed to Gitmo for nine months. I found a website that appears to provide notice as to what operations are taking place for the Arizona 850th Military Police Battalion, but no mention of a deployment to Cuba could be found.
Does this mean it is a lie or intentional dis-info? Possibly, but that isn’t clear either. It could be a covert operation. Or it could, indeed, be an unfounded rumor.
UPDATE: David Nova, who wrote the below article, was able to provide some confirmation that the Arizona National Guard was deployed to help with Gitmo (see updated sections below).
This, of course, raises the issue of discernment. How is it done? How can we know if something is true or not?
Are we, who seek knowledge of global change, verifying to the best of our ability the news reports we’re discovering throughout our day? In some cases discernment is happening, in other cases, the mere promise of change is enough to persuade, which is understandable given what we’ve been facing.
Consider the rumor regarding an alleged Nevada indictment naming Dick Cheney, George Bush, John Kerry, George Soros, and others, which upon closer inspection appears to be contrived—a made up forgery.
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Then consider all the rumor and claims pouring through anonymous figures such as Mega Anon, Q Anon, and others. There’s seemingly no end to the rumor mill machine, which leaves many wondering “Just what can I believe? Is any of it true?”
As long-time readers of Stillness of the Storm know, discernment is something we constantly promote as it is of prime importance. I spoke extensively about how this is done and what effect it has on us and the world, during a talk I gave in August of 2017.
The powers that be know all too well how crucial discernment is, and have worked tirelessly over the centuries to ensure that critical thinking and rational thought have been all but purged from the population. How do they do this? By removing this essential information from the public lexicon, purging educational institutions (attacking the foundations of knowledge—philosophy), and pouring endless distractions (bread and circus) onto the masses.
After all, who has time to read books, research claims, or do the essential contemplation work that is required to truly discern? When the average person is more interested in the latest Marvel movie or how many “fail videos” you can trade amongst your friends, it’s quite easy to lead the few truth-hungry among us astray. The good news is, with each passing day, more and more people seem to be waking up to the truth, opening their minds and hearts to receive its transformative power.
Time is arguably our most valuable asset. And how we choose to spend it means almost everything.
Will you skip the fact-checking step of discernment to allow yourself to be washed over with hope—even if it is false hope? Or will you do the harder, more soul rewarding, work of questioning a claim and spend the time to research and understand it so you can know—to the best of your ability—if your hope is founded on something real? I’ll be the first to admit that it’s one of the hardest things to do—to look for evidence for and against something we want to be true.
In my view, we’re each made better by engaging in a collective truth-seeking process.
This is done by working with each other to explore claims, ideas, and hopeful information (rumors) to ensure we’re spending our time, and energy, wisely. Anyone who has expended even a small effort to discern the truth likely knows, most claims are, at best, half truths, and at worst, mostly fabrication. The sooner we get better at facing reality, the more surely we can evoke courage in facing these times of seemingly endless deception. And through that effort, lay claim to the truly empowering information we need to grow as individuals and heal as a collective.
The truth really is out there, but we often have to step outside our wants and desires to see it clearly, without the distortion of the limited ego’s trappings.
With all this in mind, here’s some information to test your truth-seeking skills. What do you think? Is this unfounded rumor or a valid claim?
by David Nova, December 31st, 2017
Updates to article:
The internet has been buzzing with rumors that high level VIP members of the Deep State (aka Cabal/Illuminati/Global Elite) are being detained for human rights abuses and corruption, and are being taken by U.S. Special Forces to military prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Gitmo) as a result of thousands of sealed indictments. Multiple sources have been reporting on some of the key VIP figures taken there.
While these are still only rumors, recent events point to their plausibility. If accurate, these secret investigations, arrests and extractions to Gitmo where they face extended detention and military justice has enormous political implications, and makes possible the release of suppressed information previously withheld by the Deep State.
One source of such rumors comes from David Todeschini, a former USAF veteran who wrote an expose about covert operations during the Vietnam War. He describes what he learned from a reliable FBI source about recent events at Guantanamo in a December 24, 2017 Youtube video, which he summarized as follows:
High-level confidential sources tell this reporter that the U.S. Military prison at Guantanamo Bay has been alerted to expect high-profile prisoners shortly – possibly as a result of over 10,000 Sealed FEDERAL indictments. 1,000 Marines accompanied General Mattis to Gitmo to provide security for “special prisoners”.…
Another source for secret extractions to GITMO via sealed indictments is veteran journalist Dr. Jerome Corsi who tweeted:
#QAnon #Qanon8chan Something is happening at GITMO — flight records being shared on Subreddit post CBTS_stream HERE: https://t.co/3CnO7GpczZ Related to @realDonaldTrump executive order regarding confiscation of assets for those involved with human rights abuses
— Jerome Corsi (@jerome_corsi) December 29, 2017
A third source is the alleged whistleblower QAnon who has been cited as the author of a December 27 post, which refers to recent VIP arrivals at Gitmo:
What is worth emphasizing in the alleged QAnon post is that new residents began arriving at Gitmo on December 26, 2017, and more were expected. This was after President Trump had issued his Executive Order on December 21 declaring a “national emergency” in response to human rights abuses and corruption anywhere around the world.
Arizona National Guard Deployed To Cuba To Support Guantanamo Bay
Source: Zero Hedge
Despite ongoing talk of its closure, Fox News reports that an Arizona Army National Guard unit will begin the New Year in Cuba – deploying to Guantanamo Bay for approximately nine months.
Once there, they’ll be on a joint task force helping to augment staff.
These soldiers leaving for Guantanamo Bay in the coming days in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
“There was some discussion some time back about actually shutting it down. Right now that’s not what’s going to happen so it’s still very important for us service members to be prepared to go and continue that mission,” said Arizona Army National Guard Command Sergeant Major Fidel Zamora.
That’s exactly what nearly 50 Arizona Army National Guard soldiers will soon be doing.
“Part of that is being able to inform and advise the Joint Task Force Commander there on military police tasks and procedures and part of that is just making sure that the staff runs effectively on a day to day basis,” said Colonel Rich Baldwin, the Land Component Commander of the Arizona Army National Guard.
This mission is so sensitive we were asked not to show the faces of these soldiers and their families.
“We don’t want to telegraph to the world who is going, who’s there and who’s performing this mission because they all have families that are still back here while they’re overseas doing this mission,” Colonel Baldwin said.
Fox notes that these soldiers won’t have contact with the detainees and they are expected to be deployed for about nine months.
Benjamin Fulford is reporting “Hundreds of top Khazarian mobsters, including the Bush family, renditioned to Gitmo”
Source: Benjamin Fulford
In a historic moment of poetic justice, most of the U.S.-based top perpetrators of the fake “war on terror” have now themselves been renditioned to the U.S. Navy camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Pentagon sources say. “The Rothschild assets George Soros, Peter Munk, Peter Sutherland, the Bushes, the Podestas, and many others may have been airlifted to Gitmo for military tribunals, as the Department of Defense spends $500M to upgrade the prison and send more military police and Marines,” the sources say.
In one of many signs of just how historic the new American revolution is, “30 congressmen will not be returning in the new year,” the Pentagon sources say. CIA sources also confirm that former U.S. President Bill Clinton, hoping for a plea bargain, is spilling the beans on people like former CIA head John Brennan, top U.S. Mossad agent Rahm Emmanuel, former Vice President Dick Cheney, and many others.
Furthemore, as U.S. President Donald Trump proclaims Janaury 2018 to be “Anti-Slavery Month,”
… human trafficking centers around the world are being raided and shut down. In Saudi Arabia, 3,000 child sex slaves have been freed, according to Russian FSB sources. In the U.S., “there was a power outage on December 27th at the “pedo heaven Disneyland,” as the place was raided by special forces fighting human slavers, the Pentagon sources say. In apparently connected events, Washington Postheir Bill Graham and Jordan Feldstein, the brother of the actor Jonah Hill, died last week, the sources point out.
Another move was that Julian Assange “was extracted from the Ecuadorian Embassy to take down the cabal, and he may be pardoned along with Mike Flynn,” the sources add.
Also, “On Christmas day, Delta Force raided a mansion owned by former President Barack Obama in … [Subscription Required]
Trump Orders Deployment To Gitmo
Source: theeagle.com | December 29, 2017
The official statement of the Arizona National Guard says that “this is the second deployment for the 850th Military Police Battalion in the last 10 years in support of overseas contingency operations.”
This may seem like a random act, but given that there are currently only a handful of detainees left in Guantanamo base (55 is the official figure), sending a whole battalion does sound like overkill.
#developingstory @AZNationalGuard 850th Military Police Batallion are deploying tomorrow for nine months at #GTMO On the Friday between Christmas & New Year’s- is this a classic “PR dump” or just the way the military works? What do you think of this mission? @azfamilypic.twitter.com/MfNPqjpHwR
— Sean McLaughlin CBS5 (@SeanOnTV) 29 December 2017
Furthermore, with Vice-President Pence visiting just a fortnight ago and Secretary of Defense James Mattis making the first visit by a Pentagon Chief in 16 years on 21 December, the internet is rife with speculation that new prisoners will soon be transferred to Gitmo again.
During his visit, Mr Mattis did not tour the detention facilities but held meetings with the officers and offered Christmas wishes to the soldiers present.
The last defense chief to visit Guantanamo Bay before him was, in fact, Donald Rumsfeld, who went there in January 2002, only a few weeks after the first detainees arrived from Afghanistan.
The detention centre, which was set up to hold suspected terrorists shortly after the 9/11 attacks, was high on Trump’s list during the Presidential campaign, when he stated: “We’re going to keep, as you know, Gitmo, we’re keeping that open.”
President Trump asked Congress in the spring of 2017 for additional funding, which the Republican-controlled House incorporated in a 2018 spending bill. The goal is to provide $115 million to build new military barracks for U.S. troops stationed at the base. It furthermore states that the detention camp would be shielded from closure and prevents the transfer of detainees to the United States.
Mattis Makes Unusual Visit to Gitmo
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the US Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday to offer holiday greetings to troops — the first trip there by a Pentagon chief in almost 16 years.
Mattis did not tour the detention facilities or discuss detainee policy options during his stay, which came amid uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policy on continued use of the military prison.
President Trump hasn’t released any Guantanamo prisoners or added any to the list of those who have been officially cleared to go home or to a third country for resettlement.
The last defense chief to visit Guantanamo Bay was Donald Rumsfeld, who went there in January 2002, just weeks after the first detainees arrived from Afghanistan in the early stages of the fight against terror.
The detention center was set up to hold suspected terrorists shortly after the 9/11 attacks.
Of the 41 prisoners who remain in detention, 10 have been charged by a military commission and five have been cleared to leave, but their status is in doubt under the current administration.
That leaves 26 in indefinite confinement, though some could eventually also be cleared for release or be prosecuted.
Lawyers are considering filing new legal challenges, arguing that a policy of no releases means the detainees’ confinement no longer can be legally justified as a temporary wartime measure.
Mattis has said little publicly about Guantanamo Bay since taking office in January.
In response to written questions submitted to him before that hearing, he said: “I believe that we should develop a repeatable detainee policy that is appropriate for enemy combatants taken prisoner under such circumstances.”
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who visited the facility in July, underscored the administration’s support for continued use of the prison.
He called it a “perfectly acceptable” place to detain new terrorist suspects, as opposed to holding them in the US and having his own Justice Department try them in civilian courts.
From August 2017
Trump’s Pentagon Wants to Spend Almost $500 Million on Guantánamo Construction
BY CAROL ROSENBERG | Miami Herald, AUGUST 21, 2017
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA. Behind the scenes, the U.S. military is planning for nearly a half-billion dollars in new construction during the Trump administration, including a Navy request to build a $250 million, five-bed hospital here that has been singled out for study by a Senate committee.
Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to reduce costs at the remote U.S. Navy base — at one point he mused that his new Cuba policy might import cheap, local labor from across the minefield — the Pentagon’s appetite to spend at this outpost of about 5,500 residents and 41 wartime prisoners continues unsated.
Continue Reading at …… http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article168273127.html
This Obama Era Law Makes It Possible…
…To Arrest And Jail You Indefinitely Anytime
Huffington Post | By Steve Mariotti
In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with relatively little attention from the media―despite the freedoms it obliterated. The NDAA was enacted to empower the U.S. military to fight the war on terror. But buried in this law are two provisions (Sections 1021 and 1022) that authorize the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person labeled a “belligerent”―including an American citizen.
These NDAA provisions (which have been re-approved by Congress and signed by President Obama every year since 2012) override habeas corpus―the essence of our justice system. Habeas corpus is the vital legal procedure that prevents the government from detaining you indefinitely without showing just cause. When you challenge your detention by filing a writ of habeas corpus, you must be promptly brought before a judge or into court, where lawful grounds must be shown for your detention or you must be released.
Under Section 1021, however, anyone who has committed a “belligerent act,” can be detained indefinitely, without charges or trial, as a “suspected terrorist.” This is a direct violation of the U.S. Constitution and our Bill or Rights. In The Federalist No. 84, Alexander Hamilton stressed the importance of the writ of habeas corpus to protect against “the favorite and most formidable instruments of tyranny.”
Only 13 senators voted against the NDAA in 2012, including Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Al Franken (D-Minn) and Rand Paul (I-KY).
According to Dan Johnson, the 23-year-old founder of People Against the NDAA (PANDA), our current presidential candidates do not seem concerned about it either. “Hillary Clinton has been entirely silent about it, while Donald Trump has come dangerously close to endorsing it, approving of military trials for American citizens at Guantanamo Bay just this month,” Johnson notes.
The curious irony of this CNN post from last year…
Can Trump send American citizens to Guantanamo Bay?
If President-elect Donald Trump decides to make good on his campaign pledge to “load up” the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with new domestic terror suspects caught in the US — including American citizens — legal experts say he is asking for an unprecedented constitutional showdown.
Voters first received a peek at Trump’s stance on Guantanamo Bay back in 2015 when talking points on various policy questions were leaked ahead of a Republican debate. On the issue of whether he would close the detention facility, the memo stated: “No. I would also take away the passports of Americans who fight for ISIS and send them to Gitmo for some R&R.”
On the campaign trail in February he railed against President Barack Obama’s promise to close the facility — vowing to fill it up with additional detainees.
“This morning, I watched President Obama talking about Gitmo, right, Guantanamo Bay, which by the way, which by the way, we are keeping open. Which we are keeping open …and we’re gonna load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we’re gonna load it up,”Trump told the crowd.
Trump went a step further in August, telling The Miami Herald he would be “fine” trying US citizens suspected of terrorism in military commissions.
From MegaAnon, via Reddit
What evidence is “lacking”?! This is literally one of the most MSM covered areas you could easily put together yourself, but I guess I’ll do it for you.
- If by “extrajudicial”, you’re implying “illegal”, then please, go read 2014’s last revision of the NDAA. Thanks to Obama, you, an American citizen, STILL cannot only be detained without warrant and indefinitely, but yes, you can be shipped to (but not limited to) GITMO. When you’re reading that bill again, please note the specific language around terms like “terror”, “terrorist”, “terror state”, “human right violations”, etc. it who’ll be helpful as we progress. Remember, before numbers 2-4 below were put in place, it was still legal, but could’ve been a hard fought battle in Congress. Today, its thanks to 2-4, that there’s no red tape. Not even a hiccup.
- Remember when the state department recently named and officially added North Korea as a “terror state”?
- Remember when immediately proceeding that,Trump signed an exec. order, directly targeting North Korea’s trade partners. This severely sanctions and calls out the financial ties/funding/kickbacks via corporations, organizations, nations AND individuals, working with and funding NK, directly or indirectly via contracts, subsidies, etc. and through those nations central banks as well.
- Then, remember when Trump his latest executive order last week on human rights, targeting and freezing the incoming/outgoing financial assets and “business” paths for nations, organizations, corporations and individuals tied to human rights violations, including those who directly or indirectly support, aid, finance and/or harbor terrorism? It’s now even cited as a national state of emergency. Freezing the assets without warrant or pursuant of notice?!
These things are all “googleable”. And with Trump/Tillerson’s actions, between North Korea, the Middle East and Africa alone, you’ve now got a WHOLE LOT OF CRIMINALS, who are absolutely and very legally, eligible for GITMO, with a ton of frozen bank accounts to match.
See why you have to give them ankle bracelets and sign EO’s unexpectedly right before you freeze a few accounts and make a few arrest sweeps?! You can’t tip off enemies of the state, too far in advance… Huma’s had hers on the left this week!
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January 3rd, 2018: This article was updated with information that substantiates the claims presented about Gitmo.