Insane in the Ukraine: J.Go Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before [UPDATES]

Recognize this guy? Jason Goodman, CEO of Aerocine, the first company to fly a full-size RED EPIC camera on a “heavy payload” micro-hexacopter drone.

It’s almost like we’re watching an actor playing a different character. This one is confident and slick, walking with a military bearing.

Here’s the video that was chopped out of this clip.

It’s certainly spectacular footage. They won an award at the first ever New York Drone Film Awards.

So why does Jason Goodman never mention this?

There’s nothing in his demo reel about it:

His company 21st Century 3D’s “news” section hasn’t been updated since 2012. Being a CEO of an award-winning drone company is somehow not newsworthy, or relevant to the resumé of a film-maker?

Why have we never once seen a drone shot, in hundreds if not thousands of episodes of Crowdsource the Truth? Why didn’t this expertise come up when Jason was covering the Las Vegas massacre? Why did he trespass to see what the view was like from on top of a nearby gas station when he could have got a better shot perfectly legally with a drone? He explored the theory of guns being attached to helicopters, so why didn’t he ever touch the idea of guns being on drones? He was the CEO of a company that pioneered heavy lift drones and was one of the first companies in the US to get one of the FAA 333 flight exemptions for drones.

Jason Goodman’s IMDB page stops in 2014, with the Bryan Singer movie X-Men: Days of Future Past.

In 2014 Goodman registered the trademark “Aerocine”.

On February 21, 2014 Aerocine flew their drone through the Chernobyl site in Pripyat, Ukraine – less than 100 miles from the capital city Kiev.

Image: Google Maps

When I say “through” I mean that quite literally, as the video has many shots of the drone inside buildings and structures. The city of Pripyat is a ghost town, abandoned since the nuclear disaster in 1986. The whole area is in a military Exclusion Zone that is now administered by Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergency Services.

When you land in a new country with a brand new drone, to attempt something never done before in cinematography, do you:

a) get off the plane and go immediately to the remote film site from the airport and start filming

b) rest for a few days, show up at the remote site on the day of filming and hope everything works fine first time

c) get off the plane and go to a hotel. Sleep, test the drone around a major city where you can get parts and repairs, and then travel to the remote film site confident it works

It would be c) don’t you think?

So it would be reasonable to assume that the Aerocine team was in Ukraine with their drone a few days earlier than the filming date February 21, 2014.

On February 18 , 2014 the Ukrainian “Color Revolution” turned hot in Kiev. The biggest day of massacre was February 20, 2014.

Isn’t that an interesting coincidence? Jason Goodman is the CEO of a company which is operating the world’s most advanced commercial HD video drone in Ukraine at the exact time a Western-backed coup breaks out there. It’s almost as big a coincidence as Jason having his “Crowdsource the Truth” team member Joe Napoli in the crowd in Las Vegas when the worst lone gunman massacre in history breaks out there.

The founders of Aerocine (who attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts) traveled the world, and deployed their drone with 3-man teams: pilot, camera operator, and aircraft technician.

Aerocine co-founder Brian Streem, rocking the ruby slippers

One of the key features of the Maidan revolution were snipers, who turned out to be picking off people on both sides to foment chaos.

 

How would the snipers figure out the best positions to shoot from? Searching on Google Earth would leave footprints. Strolling the streets checking out rooftops and balconies might attract attention and get picked up on CCTV surveillance.

Hmmm, what about a convenient cover story of flying an experimental drone with high-definition video capability through a site with no economic or military value? If anyone asks, you can show them all the paperwork that must surely have been issued to them by the government to access a radiological disaster zone that has been abandoned for 30 years. “We needed to test it before filming”. Of course a drone can’t help but record the views and angles from rooftops and balconies.

The Daily Beast had an exclusive article claiming the snipers were from Ukraine SBU (the post-Soviet version of the KGB)’s elite counter-terrorism Alfa Team, and had been trained by Russian special forces.

Many at the time felt that the coup was a Soros/Clinton/Obama/CIA-backed revolution, aimed at weakening Russia and monopolizing the gas pipeline infrastructure that brings most of Europe’s natural gas supply in.

The “Snipers’ Massacre” on the Maidan in Ukraine

http://old.34mag.net/post/timeline-of-the-ukrainian-revolution/

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31359021


After this successful mission in 2014, the team took their drone to the United Arab Emirates; specifically, Dubai

Here’s the first test flight of their rig, which was made by assembling off-the-shelf equipment.

Who are these guys?

 

Did they get those trenchcoats at Spies-R-Us?

For some unknown reason, Aerocine changed their name to Aerial Robotics and conducted the first “legal” drone flight in New York City, working closely with the Federal Aviation Authority. This was a big deal!

They even made Stars and Stripes, the official magazine of the US military:


New-Age Weaponry

The RED 4k camera weighs 16 lbs (7.3 kg)

A fully loaded M4 (military) weighs 7.4 lbs (30 rounds)

A fully loaded AR15 (civilian) weighs 8 lbs (30 rounds)

The Israelis are leading the way in drone technology:

A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

 

 

 

 

Duke Robotics even boasts a Rothschild on the board.

 

 

 


 

Ukraine

Ukraine has been brought to the forefront of US political discussion recently due to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution of lobbyists Paul Manafort, Tony Podesta and Rick Gates, who took millions from Ukraine. Manafort was formerly Roger Stone’s partner in Manafort-Stone, another lobbying firm.

Jason Goodman’s good friend and journalism mentor Lee Stranahan, whom he has known for 20+ years, is also an expert on Ukraine. He keeps claiming that Ukraine is the key to #SpyGate and meddling in the 2016 election, although no other journalists or publications are running with this story.

Jason frequently has Robyn Gritz on his show. She is quoted on the Wikipedia page for Oleg Deripaska. She was working for Robert Mueller and Andrew McCabe in the FBI when they recruited Deripaska as an agent who spent $25 million of his own money on a mission trying to rescue American CIA agent Robert Levison from Iran.

So Jason leaves his Hollywood career to fly drones. Their first mission is to Ukraine, where his team lands right before a CIA-backed coup breaks out. Was Jason with the team, boots on the ground? Or leading from the home office as CEO?

The video credits Oscar Ohlson as the drone pilot. Company co-founder Jeff Brink was definitely there, according to his Instagram:

 

Jason certainly wasn’t shy about basking in the glory of his company’s achievements. Here he is in Cannes, France:

What happened?

The next thing we know, Goodman is starting a YouTube channel. One of the debut episodes was 2 hours with Roger Stone:

Another early episode was dedicated to bashing President Trump, which is interesting given Goodman’s post-election 200+ Anti-Clinton shows with Charles Ortel.

What is Project TRUTH ENGINE? Who is it a project for? IARPADARPA? LARPers? All of the above?

Jason Goodman hit the big time when he linked up with George Webb, introduced by Lee Stranahan. Within a couple of weeks, he had introduced George Webb to Dr Jerome Corsi. Corsi fed George with steak, George fed Corsi with stories: that he was part of the WikiLeaks network, that he used to participate in thumb-drive drops in parks where he gave information to Mike Ratner (died 5/11/16) who passed it on to John Jones (died 8/16/16). Dead men can verify no tales. George also said that he met Julian Assange in Australia in 1984. At that time Julian would have been 12 and part of the Santiniketan Park Association MKULTRA cult.

Julian Assange was living in psychologist Anne Hamilton-Byrne’s cult where all the children had white hair and interchangeable names, when George Webb claims he met him at age 12

Self-described Zionist George Webb Sweigert must have passed the test of B’Nai B’rith Fund manager Corsi with flying colors, because a few days later both George and Jason met with Dr Corsi in his office.

The next day (or maybe it was 2 days) the Dynamic Duo are on InfoWars with Mike Cernovich. Their content came from Luke Rosiak‘s excellent reporting on the Awan Brothers protected Pakistani spy ring in Congress:

2 weeks after this, they used Jason’s YouTube channel and George’s fan base to shut down the 8th busiest port in the United States with a fake “dirty bomb” scare propagated through social media. Jason made sure he was texting back and forth with Jerome Corsi all the way through the event. George checked in with CIA case officer Robert David Steele before he provided the hashtags for the social media blast. In CryptoBeast #16 we heard from a former insider of this operation how an FBI contract informant with the code name “Deep Uranium” representing the shadowy “Hudson Intelligence Group” was feeding them the easily debunkable information that drove the operation.

They could have got some great shots of the container ship coming into port and the containers being examined with a drone.

It’s curious that none of this information appeared in Defango’s 2-hour doxx special on Jason Goodman.

[UPDATE: Defango claims that he covered all of this material before a year ago, just on his Merlin Defango backup channel where he deleted many [Manny] of the videos. He acknowledged that he did miss the Ukraine coup angle. I have updated the screenshot of Super-Goodman to credit that it came from Defango’s video.]


The drone company changed its name to Aerobo and took some investment from Valor Ventures who are expecting triple-digit revenue growth.

[Source: Crunchbase]

[Source: Pitchbook]

The company was profiled in Inc magazine’s 2017 “30 Under 30”, after Jason Goodman left. They exceeded $1 million in sales in their first year.

Started a company, got lots of Hollywood and (perhaps) intel contracts, made millions, raised millions…went back to being an electrician? The CEO went to begging for Patreon subs and George Webb sleeping on his couch?

It feels like there are parts of this story that we’re not being told.

Image Source: Defango

 


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[Update 4/12/18 11:41am]

Less than 2 weeks after the cyber-attack targeting the container ship Maersk Memphis shut down the Port of Charleston for 8 hours, the Maersk shipping line experienced another, far more severe cyber-attack. A devastating ransomware virus called “NonPetya” cost more than $300 million.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/maersk-forced-to-reinstall-4000-servers-45000-pcs-due-to-notpetya-attack/

Maersk has revealed that a devastating ransomware attack which struck businesses across Europe in 2017 required close to a “complete infrastructure” overhaul and the reinstallation of thousands of machines.

The Danish transport and logistics conglomerate fell prey to a campaign which used a modified version of the Petya ransomware, NonPetya, bringing down IT systems and operational controls across the board.

Maersk, a container ship and supply vessel operator, previously warned that the ransomware attack would cause losses of up to $300 million due to “serious business interruption.”

The firm, with offices in 130 countries and a workforce of close to 90,000, was one of the most high-profile victims of the Petya campaign, which spread rapidly by utilizing the leaked US National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue, which targets Microsoft Windows systems.

The same exploit was used to spread WannaCry, ransomware which caused horrendous disruption to healthcare systems including the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

In Maersk’s case, while no customer or business data is believed to have been exposed, the firm endured severe disruption and was forced to halt operations as the ransomware spread through core IT systems.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum this week, Møller-Maersk Chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe shared further details on the attack, which resulted in a reinstall of “our entire infrastructure,” according to the executive.

In total, Maersk reinstalled 4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs, and 2,500 applications in what the chairman called a “heroic effort” over ten days, one in which the executive said may have usually taken up to six months to implement.

“Imagine a company where a ship with 10 to 20 thousand containers is entering a port every 15 minutes, and for 10 days, you have no IT,” Hagemann commented. “It’s almost impossible to even imagine.”

However, thanks to the efforts of staff, the company only experienced a 20 percent drop in volume, while the remaining 80 percent of operations were handled manually until systems were up and running once more.

Hagemann said the ransomware attack was a “very significant wake-up call for Maersk, and you could say, a very expensive one.”

The Petya attack originated in Ukraine and quickly spread worldwide.

Where did that cyber-attack originate from? Ukraine.

In fact, Ukraine itself seems to have been the target of this unprecedented in scale cyberattack which came on the eve of Ukraine’s national holiday. It shut down radiation monitoring systems at the Chernobyl Power Plant.

From Wikipedia:

Who do we know that was a virus sales guy, who used to work for McAfee where he was a colleague of Russian-born author of “Operation Shady RAT” Dmitri Alperovich (founder of Crowdstrike)?

Oh yes…George Webb.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Who else do we know that knows John McAfee, George Webb, and Jason Goodman?

Robert David Steele, John McAfee, Cynthia McKinney

 


[Update 4/12/18 4:29pm]

George Webb has made a rebuttal video to clarify some of his claims. I am interested in veracity, so if anyone else mentioned here would like to make a video response to clarify or dispute anything I will include it on this page.

George definitely doesn’t think Jason was in on any “Government Action”, then gaslights about the years he met Assange. Now he met him when he was 16 at seminars teaching kids about UNIX. He taught at Melbourne University, Monash and LaTrobe. It could have been one of those, he saw about 4 kids the same age with the same dyed hair. He’s not claiming that it was Julian Assange. “They did have this thing out in the Dandenongs which was like children of the corn”

 


[Update 4/12/18 9:48pm]

Here is what George Webb said on the Hagmann Report about WikiLeaks on 5/25/17. I have edited it down to the specific WikiLeaks comments for brevity, original source here


[Update 5/12/18 8:52am]

George Webb made another video about me. In typical style, he pretends to know a bunch of stuff which turns out to be incorrect.

Let me clarify:

  • It’s Urbanise not Urbanize
  • I am a co-founder of the company and helped set up their Dubai office in 2007 (when it was called Majitek)
  • I don’t own Urbanise, it is a public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 2014 UBN.AX
  • I have not been a substantial shareholder in the company for many years
  • I’ve never owned a private jet
  • I’ve never met any members of the UAE royal family (but I follow a couple of them on Twitter, which I guess to “researchers” like George makes me besties with them)

You can read most of this on my LinkedIn or Wikipedia pages. I guess George had the skills to find those but not to convey the information from the Web to his YouTube channel with accuracy. Or perhaps he can’t help himself, and just has to distort and add his own narratives to any information he presents.

I also made a video about my story. George Webb supporters who think that if I question anything he says that’s proof my money must come from deep state ratlines, and since I’m from New Zealand I must be a spy because there’s a “Five Eyes” intelligence sharing agreement, should check it out:


[Update 5/12/18 11:30pm]

The Rothschilds sure seem interested in these drone companies! What are the mathematically probabilities that this story could connected to 2 different Rothschilds, one putting guns on drones, one putting HD cameras on them?

After Jason left Aero(Cine)bo for the greener pastures of Roger Stone, Dr Corsi and George Webb, his Tisch schoolmate Brian Streem teamed up with Rick Rothschild to film Ferraris, the Statue of Liberty and the London Eye with 6k RED EPIC drones.

Who better than one of the Rothschilds to run consult to projects putting “Eyes in the Skies”?

 

In 2015 Aerocine Aerobo teamed up with #MeToo disgraced newsman Matt Lauer, to film him cycling


[Update 6/12/118 9:20am]

The plot thickens. Here is George and Jason down in Roger Stone’s neck of the woods, meeting Jason’s ex-wife who is Ukrainian (and a former Trump employee, who praises him enthusiastically). Interestingly, both George and Jason speak Russian in this video. George sounds particularly fluent, although I don’t speak Russian myself. His intonation and pronunciation sounds smooth and practiced.

(note: original video deleted since publishing, this is a substitute)

 

Tatyana Petruk was groomed from an early age in the Soviet Union to be an international gymnast. According to her resumé at Jason’s company 21st Century 3D, she left the circus to join Donald Trump.

She has a very special set of skills, which include “glow sticks”

Now she provides high-end entertainers to exclusive elite events.


[Update 8/12/18 8:01pm]

Queen Tut found another clip of J.Go speaking Russian:

 

#LimoCrash Investigation On Lift The Veil

A lot of things don’t add up about this limo crash. I started a Twitter thread gathering all the information and stories about it that I thought were interesting. It’s a rich tapestry, one that you won’t find anywhere else on the Interwebz. Why do so many mainstream media stories add so many details, and yet no mainstream media stories incorporate all these fascinating details? Are there seriously only like a dozen or two real journalists left in the wild?

So far I’m up to #120 noteworthy items in my thread. As I find more, I will keep adding it to this thread. It’s the craziest story I’ve found since I first got online in 1994. Which is really saying a lot!

The Twitter thread starts here and ends here (as I write this)

I did a 90-minute interview with Lift The Veil on it today. YouTube went down right as we were going live. YouTube was down for 90 minutes. The electricity  circuit breaker in my office went out at the same time also. #CoincidenceTheory, of course. Either that or this is the Front Lines of the Internet.

Thanks to my genius friend for the tip. Sometimes a little really means a lot 🙂

 

Acton v Goodman – Was Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax an FBI Operation? [Updates]

[Update: some new analysis from Tracking the Leopard Meroz, go to their site for a summary]

Parties

The general description states, “This complaint alleges that the defendant, and his cooperative of wrongdoers, operate in alignment on social media for a common purpose.  By staging fake news, raising public alarm, spreading junk science, using deception to implement the Port hoax, etc. are rewarded with the expectation of remuneration, increases in their financial status and receipt of other such pecuniary advantages and benefits”.

There are 7 Parties described in detail:

The Plaintiff-Certified in Critical Infrastructure Protection

Wrong-doer Multimedia System Design, Inc.

Crowdsource the Truth– Racketeering Enterprise

Defendant Jason Goodman – Coordinator of CSTT RICO Cartel

Wrong-doer George Webb Sweigert – “Investigative Journalist”

Wrong-doer Deep Uranium – “Confidential Source” of Hoax

Wrong-Doer Quinn Michaels -Team Tyler Hacker Network

Specific Allegations:  Ten Counts (in the original complaint 5 were listed)

Count One:  MDSI Operates as a Racketeering Enterprise

Count Two: MDSI/CSTT Closure of the Wando Welch Terminal at the Port of Charleston

Count Three: Fraudulent “Hudson Intelligence Group”

Count Four:  Conspiracy to Defraud The United States

Count Five:  Murder For Hire Activities on the Darknet

Count Six:  Hoax Assassination Plots

Count Seven:  Malicious State Actors Deny Civil Rights

Count Eight:  Trafficking in Personally Identifiable Information

Count Nine:  Tampering With A Witness

Count Ten:  Abuse of Court Processes by a Federally Protected Witness

More at Tracking the Leopard Meroz


Original Story:

Following on from the news that Dave “Acton” Sweigert sued The Mouth That Roared Jason Goodman in South Carolina court…

The plaintiff has filed a significantly amended complaint.

Perhaps adding fuel to the fire of rumors that Dave Acton Sweigert and George Webb Sweigert are the same person, Dave has chosen to file in court as “D. George Sweigert”. He is demanding a jury trial. The Exhibits share some of the mainstream media coverage of the port shutdown and his own credentials as a Homeland Security Critical Infrastructure expert. 

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The significant development in this claim is the involvement of an FBI contract informant in the Crowdsourced LARP. Is that why nobody got in trouble for shutting a whole port down from a YouTube livestream?

The informant in question is allegedly Okey Marshall Richards, Jr, who has gone by the aliases “Deep Uranium”, “Rock Hudson”, and “Mr Hudson” in about 30 YouTube shows with these operatives. The “MidWest Conspiracy Theorist” is presumably the plaintiff’s brother George Webb. Webb has claimed to be part of “old Mossad” with many global intelligence connections, including a friendship with #pizzagate accused James Alefantis. George Webb is no stranger to FBI informants either, having written an Op-Ed about them for North Star Post in 2015 before launching his crowdsourced journalism career.

[via Tracking the Leopard Meroz]

Jason Goodman’s co-conspirator Quinn Michaels, aka Korey Atkins, has also claimed to be an FBI informant. Jason recently came to New Zealand to interview Vinny Eastwood about suspected operative Pete Santilli. Despite Vinny presenting a large amount of evidence to Jason of Santilli’s FBI involvement, Jason Goodman subsequently went on Pete’s show and proclaimed him his friend.

Then there is Goodman himself:

There are an awfully large number of FBI connections to this operation. In that context, is this a coincidence?


You can find the public court documents for yourself on PACER.

Sweigert vs Goodman (South Carolina) 2:18-cv-01633

Steele vs Goodman (Virginia – Eastern) 3:17-cv-601 

Dave Sweigert has also made 7 separate filings (so far) in support of Robert David Steele’s lawsuit , detailing some of his own harassment and defamation by this gang. His filing address is Greenbrae, Marin County.

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Goodman, who appears to be representing himself as pro se defendant and claims he’s a journalist because “anyone can be a journalist just like anyone can be a photographer”, has filed a number of motions to dismiss Steele’s suit as frivolous…but so far the case continues.

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Goodman has also responded by having the Becks (of the fatal DNC lawsuit fame) on his show to discuss “Litigation as a weapon of mass destruction”.


 

[Update July 10 2018]

The plaintiff has filed a number of updated motions. He is claiming a large number of instances of copyright violations by the defendant.

The case has been referred to Judge Bristow Marchant, who presided over the Dylann Storm Roof mass shooting case (explored here by Miles Mathis – h/t Queen Tut).

This motion is asking the Court to recognize that Goodman’s discussing the case on his YouTube channel indicates his acceptance that he has been served.

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This motion is seeking an injunction against the Defendant to cease copyright infringement on social media platforms.

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So far the defendant Jason Goodman has not filed any response.

 

BPM & Ending The War on Drugs: Don’t You Dare Look Away Now

Narco-sign in Playa Del Carmen after BPM shooting

Photo By Trevor Dunn

Editorial/Analysis by Terry Gotham

I’ve spent the last week interviewing people and collecting information about the worst thing to happen in live events since Orlando. Last week, the BPM Festival suffered a terrible attack, leaving 5 dead and more than a dozen wounded. Long considered one of the crown jewels of the festival circuit, this heinous attack has resulted in the local government showing BPM and all other music festivals the door. As usual, most commentary on the causes or effects either totally misses the mark or descends into slap fighting.

Photo by Semanario Playa News Aqui y Ahora

Photo by Semanario Playa News Aqui y Ahora

Before I dig into this story any deeper, I need to make a strong caveat. This commentary is in no way blaming anyone who was shot at, injured or killed for the violence that was done to them. I cannot stress this enough. While macroeconomic forces, drug cartels and America’s ineffectual responses to the growing demands for legalization are to blame for this attack, blaming BPM or BPM ticketholders for narco-terrorism is tone-deaf to the point of brutality. While I assume people will believe that was my aim to engage in some classist/leftist/racist point that serves only to divide, I believe this can be a wake up call for everyone who parties, not just those who take drugs or care about legalization, but for all Americans who believe in Constitutional rights.

According to Miguel Angel Pech Sen (district attorney of Quintana Roo, a Mexican state) at 2:30 AM, Monday morning, the security at Elrow’s closing party at the Blue Parrot was overwhelmed and the club was entered by an as-yet undetermined number of assailants. BPM declared that there was a lone gunman on the FB post about the shooting, but this has been called into question by a number of witnesses who spoke to Billboard and claimed they saw multiple shooters. The Attorney General later said it appeared there were “a lot of people carrying arms” in the club, and that many of those wounded were hit when security personnel were attempting to shoot the attacker. The attacker escaped, he said, and may have been assisted by a taxi in getting away. Three members of security died, a 4th, who seemed to be the target, and a fifth person died in the stampede to escape the club.

After the shooting at the Blue Parrot, the violence raged across Playa Del Carmen for the rest of the week. On Tuesday, a “Code Red” was activated in Cancun when the Control Center for Command, Computing & Communications was attacked by 10 armed men who arrived by motorcycle. Their goal was to extract a local drug cartel leader from holding, not kidding. Avenues in Cancun were attacked with fucking grenades, while shots were reported inside of the Plaza Las Americas Shopping Center. Narco-signs (messages from the cartels) sprang up, with the Zetas claiming responsibility and announcing that more violence was to come. Again, Playa Del Carmen banned not just BPM, but electronic music festivals, in case you had tickets to the Arena Festival, slated to go on in the beginning of February.

At this point, I hope it’s clear that this is a situation that the police and military do not have under control. While plenty of American and Canadian party people live blissfully unaware of the spiral of drug-fueled violence that Mexico is enduring, we need to stop pretending “this is fine.”

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Whether it’s the Fast & Furious gun program, Hillary’s refusal to support legalization, or the psychedelic libertarianism I’ve written about before, the indifference to legalization as a priority has put billions into the hands of cartels that have much of Latin America by the balls. MS13, the Zetas, the Sinaloa Cartel, and dozens of others we’ve probably never even heard of have rained suffering and death across so much of our hemisphere. Our continued inability to care about the problems that come with drugs, namely opiate abuse by the poor and swelling the coffers of organized crime, has all but ensured that tragedies like the one that befell the Blue Parrot will keep happening anywhere the drug war has touched.

I don’t want to hear that legalizing drugs will just cause the cartels to make money somewhere else. The revenue is non-trivial. Even before legalization hit, the RAND Corporation and the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness estimated that almost 30% of cartel revenue (not profit) came from cannabis. With legalization, we’re already seeing cannabis seizures drop:

In the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, marijuana seizures fell to 8,158 pounds in fiscal 2015, an 88 percent drop compared to a decade-high of 68,825 pounds seized in fiscal 2011…As marijuana seizures have declined, other drugs including heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine are skyrocketing at the border. Traffickers are capitalizing on the growing opiate epidemic, as well as their ability to cheaply produce enormous amounts of pure meth from Chinese precursor chemicals in Mexican “superlabs.”
~San Diego Tribune

Source: Washington Post

It’s not just along the California border. According to the US Border Patrol, cannabis is just not showing up at numbers it used to be anywhere they’re seizing it:

But the amount of one drug — marijuana — seems to have finally fallen. U.S. Border Patrol has been seizing steadily smaller quantities of the drug, from 2.5 million pounds in 2011 to 1.9 million pounds in 2014. Mexico’s army has noted an even steeper decline, confiscating 664 tons of cannabis in 2014, a drop of 32% compared to year before.
~Time

The Zetas aren’t super-villains from the 50’s. They know how much money they can make getting certain substances over the border and into the hands of eager consumers. This connects back to parties almost depressingly well. How many people do we all know that expect there to be drugs for them to buy at parties? How many of them honestly give a fuck about whether they’re legal or not? Just think of the thousands of party people who demand farm to table, vegan/vegetarian or some other form of “I don’t consume things made unethically” cuisine, but then proceed to put $200 worth of possibly Peruvian Cocaine up their noses. I really think we should be more concerned about the lives of indigenous people living under cartels than whether our almond milk was sprayed with pesticide before it landed in my smoothie. As a dear friend put it, we couldn’t stop the Orlando mass shooting, but decriminalization/legalization probably would have stopped this shooting.

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You need to ask yourself, if this shooting happened at a club on the beach that only Mexicans went to, and had nothing to do with BPM, would you have cared? Would you have even seen it on your news feeds? I’ve spoken to dozens of Clinton supporters over the last 18 months who strongly supported her not legalizing. If the Zetas weren’t able to wholesale pot into every city in America outside of a handful of states, would they be able to buy weapons and commit crime? Of course. But certainly not to the levels that they’ve been able to in the last several years.

Not a lot of people remember this, but over a decade ago, we deported a bunch of MS13 members, trying to break the back of the gang. This backfired so spectacularly that MS-13 chapters cropped up all across Latin America, accelerating its growth from a few thousand members in LA to an international cartel, possessing a massive supply chain and a network that rivals most intelligence services. We trained & funded the 34 commandos that eventually flipped the script & became Los Zetas. Remember them from earlier in the article? Yup, the very same. Our efforts to stop people from doing drugs are directly responsible for this shit. The blood of party people is on American hands.

But don’t think this is anything new. Whether it was Al Capone and the bootleggers profiting from prohibition, the evolution of disco and cocaine, house dealers in the superclubs of the 1990s & 2000s or the flood of adulterated psychoactive substances that find their way into the hundreds of music festivals occurring in North America every year, Americans have partied for decades without agitating for legalization. While the mob did move on to other illegal activities once Prohibition ended, you bet your ass they jumped right back into trafficking once drug prohibition returned in the 20th Century. Until we (whether we do drugs or not) demand decriminalization/legalization and an end to the DEA/ATF/FBI/CIA’s fuckery south of our border, we should expect things like this to keep happening. Some people are fine with throwing up our hands, giving up and only partying/consuming illegal drugs made within our national  borders, but that still resigns millions of our fellow citizens to a fate of incarceration, underemployment and a life controlled by the scarlet letter of conviction. People demand the ability to modulate the contents of our minds. We should allow them to, and join them in ensuring they can, legally…if only to ensure a horrific attack like this one never happens again.

Defense Department/Navy Specialist in Organized Crime and Drugs to Run Burning Man

He will be responsible for the largest event on public land in the US as the new Winnemucca District manager for the Bureau of Land Management, the agency within the Department of the Interior that manages the annual Burning Man event. He replaces Gene Seidlitz, who was abruptly shunted out of his position during the Chocotacogate debacle.

From the Reno-Gazette Journal (emphasis ours):

drewjustin-nnb-people-121916The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has hired a former U.S. Department of Defense official as the new Winnemucca District manager.

The position will certainly provide a change of scenery for Justin Drew, who will begin his new role in February. Drew formerly dealt with illicit drug and weapon trafficking networks in the Caribbean, Central America and South America as the managing director of the U.S. Navy’s Counter Transnational Organized Crime Division for the Southern Command.

As the director of the Winnemucca office, he will manage 8.4 million acres of BLM-administered high desert throughout Northern Nevada, including the Black Rock-High Rock National Conservation Area, two field offices and eighty-three full-time employees.

He also will be responsible for issuing Burning Man’s $3 million to $4 million special recreation permit, the largest in the country…

One of the BLM’s greatest tasks in overseeing Burning Man is providing law enforcement resources to ensure that security protocol are followed during the weeks before, during and after the event. Burning Man executives have taken issue with some law enforcement procedures, such as the use of K9 units, the increase in traffic violations and overall , in recent years, cited in the arts nonprofit’s $2.8 million lawsuit against the BLM filed in July. The BLM also is responsible for environmental, health and safety standards at the annual, weeklong event.

Drew’s predecessor, Gene Seidlitz, was reassigned to the BLM state office in 2015 after the BLM came under fire for its unprecedented request that year for a VIP compound at Burning Man, information revealed in a Reno Gazette-Journal investigation in June 2015. Since Seidlitz’s reassignment, the BLM has enlisted several acting officials to oversee the Winnemucca office, including Kenneth Collum, William Mack and Robert Towne.

Drew has little to no experience in land management or geology, but has held various management positions in the U.S. Navy throughout his career. He served as the executive officer for the U.S. Navy’s Southern Command Joint Intelligence Operation Center as well as an Intel officer and an enlisted aviation electronics technician.

Drew received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In April, he also received a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University. In addition, Drew volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society. He also trains dogs for general obedience and to work as service animals for veterans.

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Read the full story at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

The position required a Q Security Clearance from the Department of Energy, the highest level – equivalent to TOP SECRET/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information in the military. That would have been no problem for this career Naval Intelligence officer who managed hundreds of personnel in inter-agency teams with the CIA, DIA, DEA, NSA, FBI, BATF, Treasury and others.

Does he seem a little overqualified to manage a desert rave?

Has he been to Burning Man? Did he partake of the sacrament? Do you think he knows there are people on drugs there? Hopefully his interest in animal welfare will encourage him to stop the torture of Police K9s in these abominably dusty and dry conditions, just to entrap a few $1000+ citations to fill the Pershing County coffers while ruining the lives of innocent psychedelic enthusiast Burners.

He is a Freemason, which will not be surprising to anyone following my Shadow History series. He is also Alpha Phi Sigma.

Interestingly, his rank is not revealed.

“I will be reporting to my next “duty station” in February 2017″…sounds more like he was assigned this post, rather than spontaneously deciding on a career change. It is curious that his resumé says he’s been in the role since February 2016.

His former boss, head of SOUTHCOM General John F Kelly, has just been named by President Donald Trump as the new head of the Department of Homeland Security, taking over from Jeh Johnson.


From his public LinkedIn profile:

• Increasing degree of responsibility and technical expertise over tenure with United States Navy
• Responsible for the comprehensive supervision and administrative oversight of multiple programs & projects within the global intelligence community / operational & managerial oversight, and assessment of processes and policies
• Facilitated the development and implementation of improvement plans and development of policies and procedures designed to increase efficiency, streamline processes and ensure quality
• Skilled in all aspects of Human Resource Management / supervision & training / scheduling / interviewing / assessment / documentation & compliance / supervised 300+ direct reports
• Innate ability to collaborate and communicate with stakeholders across all departmental, and organizational levels on global scale / advanced interpersonal abilities
• Fostered open communication in cross-functional teams to drive progress while balancing a high volume of competing demands and deadlines / goal driven project management
• Acted as liaison between projects & directives and leadership in the dissemination of highly sensitive intelligence information
• Prepared and presented extensive reporting & documentation to leadership regarding analytical assessments of policies, procedures, and outcomes / prepared & presented briefings to military and other government agency officials / dignitaries both foreign and US
• Aligned training and procedural efforts to goals and increased multi-departmental efficiency and productivity through the implementation of best practice policies & protocol
• Expertise in budget development & strategic planning / asset allocation & prioritization

Experience

District Manager

Bureau of Land Management

February 2016 – Present (11 months)Winnemucca, Nevada

I will be reporting to my next “duty station” in February 2017. I couldn’t be more excited about starting a new career in such a fantastic organization surrounded by natures beauty.

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Managing Director

US Navy

February 2013 – July 2015 (2 years 6 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Managed new team created to accomplish USSOUTHCOM Commander’s (4-Star) highest priority of combating transnational organized crime. Applied my knowledge, subject matter expertise, tradecraft, and technical competency to formulate a new product line utilizing link analysis charts and current information that directly supports interagency partners such as, but not limited too: Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Customs and Border Patrol, Drug Enforcement Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Agency, and Treasury Department), and other 3 letter strategic-level consumers. This ultimately led to the seizure of millions of dollars in assets.

Making tough decisions, created an environment for effective prioritization of work that increased productivity by 300%. Openness to team members led to increased collaboration with peers, interagency partners and seniors alike. Encouraged a skilled set of team members within a high OPTEMPO environment to participate in problem solving to enhance productivity. Delegating priorities and providing clear written and oral communication led to his team leading the organization in productivity and setting a organizational standard of 100% completion rate of all required tasks.

Meticulous Organizational skills; with exceptional attention to detail, created and prioritized the counter transnational organized crime branch’s fiscal year 2014 Budget of $1.2 million. Expertly managed all administrative aspects of his team to include being the certifying official and releaser of $153,625.49 of travel funds. As a mentor and leader, facilitated teams 400% increase in production and 600% increase in evaluations of daily information reports. During this production surge, quality daily information briefs and information assessments continued to receive praise throughout highest levels of leadership. Leadership skills are beyond reproach.

Joint Intelligence Operation Center Executive Officer

US Navy

February 2012 – February 2013 (1 year 1 month)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Ran operation center with 5 divisions consisting of a total of 322 personnel from all branches of department of defense armed forces, contractors, army civilians, and defense civilian personnel system employees. Ensured unity of effort through effective oral and written communication, which resulted in all requirements being completed on time and at or under budget. I am a senior executive product review guru; as the Microsoft Office and staff product subject mater expert, I provided solutions and mentoring as needed in order to ensure all staff and informational products were of the highest standards and complied with all applicable guidelines; this kept USSOUTHCOM senior executive leadership with clear situational awareness to make informed decisions for future planning. Maintaining superior situational awareness, I led senior executive working group in prioritizing $750,000 in travel authorization funds. Prioritized and developed 84 travel plans, authorized as certifying official $240,000 worth of travel funds, and provided oversight to the remaining travel funds with zero accounting discrepancies resulting in resources being maximized and all critical travel properly allocated and resourced.

Project Director

US Navy

March 2011 – January 2012 (11 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

Managed 4-star General’s number one priority team. Led multiservice team of Department of Defense, Government Service, and Contractors in successfully collaboration with interagency partners to include Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Agency, Central Agency, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Drug Enforcement Agency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Security Agency, and US Treasury in combating global priority per POTUS directive. Shows particular aptitude for supervising civilians, Department of Defense contractors, and collaborating with senior officers in a joint, interagency senior executive staff environment. Effectively used creative thinking to leverage limited resources and established a new tracking database which provides an exponentially greater monitoring and tracking capability; result was teams’ productivity level was increased 400%. Created a new bibliography product line used to nominate individuals to the Extraterritorial Criminal travel Strike Force to get global prioritization for limited and critically needed assets into USSOUTHCOM’s area of responsibility.

Held title and executed duties of division training officer ensuring all programs and requirements were met with resounding success. Top mentor in peer group; provided motivation and insight in continued educational programs resulting in three sailors and two soldiers meeting their academic goals. Liaised with National “I” University to get the first ever-video teleconferencing education program at USSOUTHCOM. These efforts have led to multiple degrees being obtained at both the Bachelors and Masters level for many fellow associates.

Project Manager

US Navy

March 2010 – February 2011 (1 year)Bahrain

Provide all source Indication and Warning and informational products in support of fleet operations. Served as Naval Information Officer for El Basrah Oil Terminal in support of Command Task Group-Iraqi Maritime Forces. Developed numerous threat briefings and informational reports, supporting Operation New Dawn. Led five-person regional analysis division providing indications and warning on over 20 countries and provided all-source analysis for over 30 theater security engagement events. Voluntarily reorganized Naval Central Command’s “I” Directorate’s data entry operating procedures for the Defense Readiness reporting System; resulting in a more accurate reflection of the operational readiness of the N2 directorate’s operational readiness; briefed at the highest senior executive service level.

Department Manager

US Navy

February 2008 – February 2010 (2 years 1 month)Jacksonville, Florida Area

Developed and executed over 15 operational briefs to increase executive awareness and readiness for upcoming events. Established the command’s classified material program including accepting, cataloging, and tracking over 160 pieces of classified material. Managed intricate details in formulating a 3-day training exercise focusing on specific target acquisition and weapon execution procedures. Planned and developed a multi-country problem integrating multiple assets and real time informational injects with 15 sorties and 30 mishap free flight hours. As the command security manager, supervised the flawless transition of over 200 pieces of classified material during a transition to a new hangar. Supervised the initial installation of all SIPR access for the squadron ensuring security protocols were met, security standards met or exceeded, and over $10M in assets accounted for with zero discrepancies.

Student Researcher

US Navy

April 2007 – February 2008 (11 months)Florida

Attended Officer Training Command Pensacola’s Officer Candidate program which develops civilians, enlisted and newly commissioned personnel morally, mentally, physically and imbues them with the highest ideals of honor, courage and commitment for service as Naval Officers.

Also attended 21-week Naval “I” Officer Basic Course that I satisfactorily completed. I was an active and enthusiastic participant during this course, and consistently demonstrated a strong desire to learn the vast amount of information presented.

Human Resources Training Manager

US Navy

November 2006 – April 2007 (6 months)Jacksonville, Florida Area

Maximized resources and expeditiously reduced AIMD’s Training program discrepancies by 50 percent per last conducted Quality Assurance audit. Assisted in the verifying of command Enlisted Distribution and Verification Report on Naval Enlisted Classification qualifications, consequently updating 38 personnel with correct Naval Enlisted Classfication’s for assigned command billets. Efforts resulted in the alignment of billets at command for greater productivity. Utilized knowledge and experience in assisting personnel in preparing Officer Candidate School and Seaman to Admiral packages and preparations for the boards giving outstanding insight to peers and subordinates alike. Revamped the Safety, NAVOSH, General Maintenance Training, and in-rate training requirements for over 800 personnel through proactive Monthly Training Plans, spot-audits, and flexibility in meeting immediate needs of the command. Developed and implemented a new electronic training jacket program reducing man-hours needed to log training by 500 hours quarterly.

Department Manager

US Navy

April 2005 – November 2006 (1 year 8 months)Jacksonville, Florida Area

Managed three teams of personnel consisting of a total of 47 people in the diagnosis and repair of circuit cards at the micro/min level and fabrication of electronic cable bundles consisting of upwards of 1,000 wires on a regular basis with zero discrepancies. Proactively implemented a cross training curriculum that led to the qualification of six new collateral duty inspectors, a 40% increase in total personal qualified and increased productivity within all three teams. Mentored and contributed to the professional success of peers and subordinates by providing training and instruction that improved in-rate advancement by 60 percent.

Team Manager

US Navy

April 2004 – April 2005 (1 year 1 month)Kauai Hawaii

Supervised 7 personnel in the completion of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of five UH-3H aircraft. Secondary duties included Avionics Collateral Duty Inspector, Electrostatic Discharge Petty Officer, and Supply Petty Officer. A recognized expert of the UH-3H aircraft avionics systems; one of only six Non-Pilot Turn Qualified maintainers performed the task of starting the aircraft so maintenance could be performed over 150 times. Trained three coworkers to perform Non-Pilot Turn Qualification, a task paramount to the support of aircraft maintenance and troubleshooting. Ensured the continued success of the Avionics Department by motivating work center personnel to accomplish a goal of zero avionic discrepancies on every aircraft. This leadership directly impacted mission readiness enabling PMRF to execute all critical Pacific Fleet training missions.

Duties: Repaired over 276 aircraft discrepancies, completed 77 non-pilot engine turns, and was a key player in the removal and replacement of 3 UH-3H main gearboxes. His exceptional knowledge of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program maintenance procedures as well as his meticulous attention to detail were crucial in the completion of six work center audits as well as twelve program audits, ensuring all programs were compliant with all applicable regulations and up to date with documentation. Obtained Electronic Mechanic Journeyman certification through US Department of Labor via US Military Apprenticeship Program.

QA Manager

US Navy

April 2003 – April 2004 (1 year 1 month)Kauai Hawaii

Perform audits on seven work centers consisting of 200+ personnel performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on six UH-3H aircraft. A proven technical expert and team player in the Quality Assurance Team. Demonstrated outstanding trouble-shooting skills from day one. Onboard less than a month, I repaired three major avionic discrepancies and three wire connector repairs consisting of over 50 wires each; restoring two aircraft to fully mission capable status and enhancing overall mission readiness. Achieved exceptional results in Quality assurance, which culminated in Pacific Missile Range Facility’s safe execution of 568 missions, over 800 mishap free flight hours in support of a myriad of exercises and two ballistic missile test launches. As a true team player, assisted Airframe shop in the fabrication of a full set of “rig pins,” allowing rapid test and evaluation of aircraft flight control systems and savings of $2500 to the command.

Other duties included Compass calibrator, explosive egress program monitor, and electro-static discharge program manager.

Avionics Technician

US Navy

September 1998 – March 2003 (4 years 7 months)Jacksonville, Florida Area

Managed and lead team of 8 associates who performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on commination, navigation, and computer systems on 8 aircraft. Recognized expert on all avionics systems whose knowledge of complex avionics and ability to troubleshoot and repair difficult discrepancies resulted in intensive repairs on 3 computers, 8 radar systems, and 4 communication improvement program modifications. These repairs were instrumental in restoring aircraft to full mission capable status. Personally selected to repair 3 elusive avionics discrepancies with over 100 man-hours of repair time already invested. All 3 repairs were personally diagnosed and repaired within 24 hours. Poised professional whose dedication to the command and ability to motivate subordinates had an immediate and positive impact on the command’s morale and readiness. Conducted numerous training sessions for junior personnel, resulting in an increase in work center personnel qualifications. Contributes to work center production, maintenance safety, and program compliance.

Other duties included: Support equipment petty officer, electro-static discharge petty officer, training petty officer, and moral welfare and recreation petty officer. Completed tasks in a timely manner with minimal supervision. Repaired numerous avionic system repairs reduced workload by 30% for Avionics work shop. During critical manpower shortages in the work center, recognized by leadership for going above and beyond to ensure all requirements were met.

Education

Boston University

Master’s Degree, Criminal Justice, 3.64

2016

MET CJ650 TERRORISM B
MET CJ725 FOREN BEHAV ANL A-
MET CJ702 ANALYTIC METHDS A
MET CJ602 CRIMINOLOGY B
MET CJ625 VICTIMOLOGY A-
MET CJ631 YTH CRIME PRBLM A
MET CJ632 WHITE CLR CRIME A-
MET CJ703 RESEARCH METHDS A-
MET CJ710 DIGTL INVSTIGTN A

Activities and Societies: Alpha Phi Sigma – Criminal Justice Honor Society

(Open)1 organization

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

BS 3.9/4, Professional Aeronautics

2003 – 2007

Bachelors degree, Professional Aeronautics, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Activities and Societies: I was an active duty service member in the US Navy working full time while attending classes.

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Volunteer Experience & Causes

Shelter Manager

US Navy

April 2003 – November 2005 (2 years 8 months)

I was certified by the Red Cross.

Judge

JROTC Foundation

August 2011 – Present (5 years 5 months)Children

Judge competitions and provide mentorship to high-school level cadets.

Food Preparation

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida

March 2008 – Present (8 years 10 months)Poverty Alleviation

Prepare and serve meals on a quarterly basis along side my fellow Masonic Lodge members.

Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity International

July 2004 Poverty Alleviation

Organized and led a group of volunteers to renovate a community building used to host non-profit group meetings to include AA, NA, and other civic minded groups. Renovation took 4 days and over 200 man hours. Renovation included new roof and screens installation. Re-painting and pressure cleaning was also done of this 1250 square foot building.

Big Brother

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

March 2011 – February 2013 (2 years)Children

Provide mentoring and of an at risk

Causes Justin cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Organizations Justin supports:

Certifications

OSHA 30

OSHA-Training.com

Starting July 2015

2M Microminiature Technician

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), License TRMA 6570

Starting March 2006

A Crash Course in Data Science(Link)

Coursera Course Certificates, License CHD72DPC3TSY

Starting November 2015

Building a Data Science Team(Link)

Coursera Course Certificates, License T7R5Q79NJWHM

Starting November 2015

Managing Data Analysis(Link)

Coursera Course Certificates, License QMAKHJUWD32F

Starting December 2015

Organizations

Mason

Senior Warden

Starting September 2007

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Lifetime Member

Alpha Phi Sigma – Criminal Justice Honor Society

Life Member

Starting March 2016


This RAND Corporation document describes the relationship between the Department of Defense, the Southern Command, and the other agencies tasked with the “War on Drugs” – aka CTOC (Counter-Transnational Organized Crime):

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