Obama Knew ISIS Terrorists Selling Oil to Turkey-Scott Uehlinger

6By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Former CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger says what is going on with ISIS and oil sales was known at the Obama Administration because the CIA told them. Uehlinger says, “That’s right, and this is the big frustration with being an intelligence officer, especially in today’s world. There is always a problem with your intelligence falling on deaf ears, or your intelligence is deliberately ignored. . . . In the bigger picture, and you’re working your butt off, meeting people at midnight, getting information, maybe at the risk of his life or yours, and it’s given to the policymakers . . . and they take your intelligence and roll it up into a ball, throw it in the waste basket, then what is the whole point of this exercise?”

Uehlinger claims ISIS selling oil to NATO member Turkey was known by the Obama Administration. So, the Obama Administration knew terrorists were selling oil to Turkey?  Uehlinger contends, “They certainly did. There is the age old problem of perception bias or willful blindness . . . people don’t want to hear bad news. Or, if you have information that is not consistent with your world view, it must be rejected. That is the way this administration is more than any one I have ever read about or lived through. This administration has formed almost an alternate reality as it refuses to accept any information that would force them to leave this narrative.”

Uehlinger also explains, “The CIA didn’t do the “Bay of Pigs” because they thought it would be a good idea. This was directed from the top. John F. Kennedy directed them to do this. So, that’s the way it works. . . . Generally speaking, the CIA doesn’t like to weigh in on making policy decisions because you can get burned one way or the other. They do what they are told to do, and this is a conundrum of an intelligence agency. What happens if the policymakers don’t know what they are doing or if they are making grave mistakes?”

There have been threats of blocking the Russian Navy in the Black Sea by Turkey. Uehlinger, who is an expert on Russia and speaks the language, explains, “I think that would be very dangerous. I think that there would be emergency meetings of the UN Security Council if something like that happened. That’s basically violating international law. This is more rhetoric and saber rattling, and I don’t think it will come to that.”

Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with former CIA Agent Scott Uehlinger.

(There is much more in the video interview.)

After the Interview:

Scott Uehlinger also points out that is it very dangerous when policymakers will not listen to experts with accurate intelligence. Uehlinger says he sees many similarities America has with the former Soviet Union. Uehlinger points out the phrase “political correctness” is a term that was coined in the Soviet Union. Uehlinger gave the example of Stalin giving a speech, and at the end, it was politically incorrect to stop applauding too soon for fear of punishment. Because of the “political correctness,” it was common for the applause to go on for 10 or 15 minutes after a Stalin speech.


  1. David B.

    Expanding the boundaries, Greg? I like it.

    • Greg Hunter

      David B,
      The interview is a good one and will be up shortly.

      • David B.


        Retired General Michael Flynn could provide an interesting perspective to the ISIS-US subterfuge-if there is one.

        Being a skeptic, I’m a suspect of some Internet content. And to Bill O’Reilly, I’m suspect of almost everything from MSM outlets.

        The only thing guaranteed is the sun will rise and taxes are a given.

        We have a president who has veracity problems. I guess he can’t help himself. All in all, he shouldn’t be surprised by his failed presidency.

        The late 70s saw Osama Bin Laden became an ally with the CIA during the Afghan war with Russia.

        What to believe?

        • Neo-ConMan

          David B., What to believe? Believe this; On a sinking vessel, the rats are the last to jump-ship!

          • David B.

            They may be the last, but the first grab as much booty before they disembark.

          • Galaxy 500

            The rats are the FIRST to jump ship.

    • mark sellier

      How do we know that Scott Uehlinger is not a government “plant”

      • Greg Hunter

        We don’t, so, you just have to glean the information that you think is important.

      • SWRichmond

        Anyone who wanted to know what a “Limited Hangout” was, this is it.
        “We were only following orders” when we killed, tortured, overthrew governments, armed crazies and terrorists, etc.

  2. Larry Maheu

    Greg, If there is a worldwide economic collapse, will all money be worthless?
    I don’t see how gold and silver would help people buy food. Food would be too necessary to bother with gold and silver. Barter would be an option Buying seeds and a book on how to grow a garden would be another option. It may only help to buy time, though.
    Can you shed some light on these concerns?

    • Grafique

      Larry, if you brought gold/silver to me post-collapse, I would gladly trade you some food for your metals. There are plenty of others like me.
      Then again, there are plenty of the “you can’t eat gold” people out there too.
      So your negotiations depend entirely on the nature of the collapse.
      If food is scarce, people are less likely to give any up.
      Then again, if gold is officially being valued at $20,000/oz or more, people would probably be happy to trade for your gold because they could get out of debt with a fast barter or two.
      So it really depends on whether food is still generally available or not, or whether gold is skyrocketing or not.
      It would probably be best to have a wide variety of barter items – including gold and silver – IMHO.

    • Galaxy 500

      How do you plan to eat while you’re garden grows?

  3. Jerry

    For those of you paying attention, I’m telling you the Chinese are not going to wait much longer on doing the Gold Price Fix. Once it happens, you’re going to see countries world wide dropping the dollar like a pair of dirty underwear.

    How do I know? Greed. It knows no boundaries or nationalities. And the Chinese are not going to let the U.S. attack Russia in Syria without defanging this toothless tiger.

    • Jerry

      I have no doubt, that the Cabal that is running this country out of desperation will try to drag us jnto war to avoid the financial collapse that is coming the United States. They tried baiting the Russians by shooting down their fighter jet. Before that, they bombed China’s supercomputers. Both have failed. Why? China and the BRIC nations have a plan to de-peg from the dollar and try and save the world financial system.

      Greg, ISIS is just a sideshow for the Cabal because they have nothing left to offer the American public but fear and deception. With no one buying U.S. Treasuries the stall game has run out. The real show is about to start when China pulls back the curtain and reveals its true Gold holdings. Once they peg that to the Yuan, the dollar is toast. This has been they’re plan from the beginning. To replace the dollar.

      One of my sources, has gone as far as saying that the BRIC alliance has high level contacts within our military who know what is about to happen, and have plans to arrest members of the Cabal within our government that have high jacked our financial system and robbed the American people. According to him, they are setting up the Gold backed Yuan system with China in order to keep the entire world financial system from collapsing when this all goes down. As I’ve said before, I can’t confirm any of this information, but it does seem to make sense when you step back and look at it.

      • Neo-ConMan

        Jerry, my sources are telling me that the new gold backed Yuan will be inscribed, In “Gog we trust!”

      • Jerry

        Need more proof of what’s about to happen? Ask yourself this question. Why couldn’t the Federal Reserve Bank return Germanys Gold when they asked for it?

        Instead they were given only 5 tons and told to take a hike. Can you imagine what will happen if the IMF actually does an audit on the U.S. Treasury? You say it can’t happen? Think again. Right now China is the IMF poster child. If they convince Christine Lagarde to do an audit after doing a Gold Price Fix, she’ll do it, and the rest of the world will find out what most of us here on Greg’s site already know. The Emperor not only has no clothes, he’s broke.

      • WD


        You said:

        “One of my sources, has gone as far as saying that the BRIC alliance has high level contacts within our military who know what is about to happen, and have plans to arrest members of the Cabal within our government that have high jacked our financial system and robbed the American people. ”

        Would you expand on this, who would do the arresting.

        • Jerry

          Like I said, I’m going off of second hand information that can’t be confirmed, but according to them a military coup is very likely should the western cabal try to start a nuclear war. The arrest would most likely be from the top down and run through the Pentagon, the Federal Reserve Bank, and several other agencies who have been involved with this theft. Hank Paulsen would certainly be in that number. This is probably something that Professor Black (that Greg had on several months ago) could address. He was involved in a Congressional investigation back in 2008 to find out where the TARP money went.

          • Faith

            Jerry, your post got my attention. A military coup? I brought that up in a comment a few weeks ago. I don’t have a source it was pure speculation on my part combined with wishful thinking. It is beyond heartbreaking to see the country I served, the country that generations of my family have served (since the Revolution) be turned into something that is not recognizable. I would hope that there are still a few good men (and women) that put honor and integrity and their oath of allegience and loyalty “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” seriously enough that they have the courage and bravery to act boldly should that kind of maneuver become necessary. They are in my prayers, always.

            • Jerry

              You know its bad if they had to reach out to the Chinese. Just remember over 200 Officers were purged by this administration.

              • Faith

                Yes, I know about the generals that Obama has run out of the service, Jerry. My hope is that just like myself, that oath didn’t end once they left active duty.

              • Faith

                I mentioned reading Matthew Bracken’s book, “Enemies Foreign and Domestic” in my previous comments (I am still reading, not finished yet). I just read this article by Bracken and he hits the nail on the head, 100%. It is probably the scariest article I have read on Islam and the invasion of Europe. Truthful. Direct. To the point. Bracken tells it like it is and that is one thing I respect.


                The end of the article (long) mentions that Bracken is now working on or running this website so I have posted a link to that site, too: http://gatesofvienna.net

                Note: Greg do you think you could get Matthew Bracken on for an interview? He is the real deal. I would love to see you interview him!

          • Sandy

            The round up sounds real good to me. Is everyone seeing the inflation in store products? Baking soda in an independent hardware store is $1,99. I don’t shop Warmart, but the price/size of package inflation is huge. The real economy can’t last a whole year longer without change.

      • Gary Canuck

        Jerry, you put out great posts on this site, however I feel you are off base re the Chinese backing their currency with gold. “Why would they, they just devalued again, why would they want a stronger currency backed by gold, sure they are buying gold, tons of it because they are devaluing their currency, ma & pa rice farmer are buying gold, and the Chinese Government is encouraging it, for good reason

        Not like the stupid as-holes who run Canada.

        Rules of the IMF you cant be a member if you back your currency with gold. China just got-into the new club of the IMF,
        they had to surrender that right, and THEY DID.
        Some of these GOLD BUG NEWSLETTER WRITERS, really piss me off, they have led their subscribers to doom.

        There will be no gold backed Yuan from China, to many folks
        who believe in this concept did to much window pane years ago and still cant get a clear picture out of their window.

        Being a Gold Holder, physical, represents, having a stash under your dog house, today 1.37 exchange Cando to Us Dollar.

        US DOLLAR aint going anywhere unless the Saudis start selling their oil in another currency and that will not happen
        unless TRUMP get elected.

        Saudi Wealth Funds sure made a lot of money shorting oil on the way down, along with Goldman Sachs.

        Jerry keep up the great posts, I respect your work.

        PS Only way the US Dollar is going down is WORLD WAR THREE, first its going up BIG TIME, then were all in the shithouse, any currency will be worth ass wipe, if you can get it, Buy Kimberly Clark they make a lot of as swipe.


        • Jerry

          I appreciate your opinion, and your comments. I am neither a gold bug or an economist. I report what I see. And what I see is an organization ( the BRIC nations) who is getting ready o sever its relationship with the dollar as an instrument of trade. The inclusion into the IMF has nothing to do with their real intent of supplanting the dollar as world reserve currency. It is about economic survival of the emerging markets in the coming economic collapse. In short the Gold backed Yuan is their lifeboat off the U.S. Titanic. What the Fed does at this point is insignificant to their overall plan. Returning to the Gold Standard is the primary goal. And realistically that is a very sane move considering what the bankers have done to the world trade system.

          • WD

            Thanks Jerry….

            I wondered why China wanted to join IMF….makes sense

    • Macray

      “Once it happens, you’re going to see countries world wide dropping the dollar like a pair of dirty underwear”.
      I very much enjoy your posts, especially on the future Gold Fix topic.
      Do you think we may see any of the G-7 countries dropping the dollar when it happens? Are you suggesting it is now April 2016, as announced , or much sooner if the US attacks Russia directly or indirectly?
      Thanks, Macray

    • Hurricane

      I would like to add that you will need to defend all of it. Better have a gun and ammunition! I absolutely hate that our Govt. has turned us into this!

    • WD


      I agree. There is no way the Chinese will let Russia go down…

  4. MAL

    I’m curious Greg. Just how obligated are we to go to war with Russia on Turkey’s behalf? Is our NATO ” commitment” to defend Turkey a commitment against the Soviet Union or against Russia? Our government has already negated strategic arms treaties on the grounds that they were signed by the Soviet Union which no longer exists. Does it matter who the “aggressor” is? It appears now that ISIS (whoever they are) is operating from Turkish territory and that Turks are fighting on Syrian territory. Does our NATO commitment obligate us to attack Syria because Turkey is?

    • Greg Hunter


      I am no expert on NATO but it is a all for one and one for all type of an agreement in general. It is looking like the policy is maximum chaos.


      • Galaxy 500

        I don’t believe it requires our actions or NATOs if Turkey provokes a war with Russia. Especially if they attack Russia again.

    • Galaxy 500

      And lets not overlook Turkey’s incursion into Iraq

  5. James Sullivan

    hmmm, it was my impression the bay of pigs program was already afoot when Kennedy came into office. I believe he took the cia’s word that it would be successful. When it fell apart, Kennedy lost any trust in the CIA’s judgement.
    Just a thought.

    • Jim

      The US couldn’t invade Cuba? How did they beat Germany then?

      What a joke. They didn’t even try. They failed on purpose.

      • lastmanstanding

        Jim, isn’t it funny that communism never disappears. It is always laughed off by the ignorant but always seems to win in the end.

        Now we have a bunch of red diaper babies running our country.

        I believe it was Anatoliy Golitsyn that said something to the fact that, the “commies would walk right into the US and take it over without ever firing a shot.”

        I’ll leave you with this, “don’t go down without one helluva fight.”

      • Hilde

        It would have been the equivalence of attacking Russia. Not everybody is thrilled at the thought of a World War I guess.

        • Hilde

          My mistake, it was way to early to have been the equivalent of an attack on Soviet Union. I’ve done my homework now.

    • Hilde

      Yup, and from what I can read it certainly was a CIA plan, approved by D. Eisenhower and inherited by JFK when he was elected. Of course, Wiki could be wrong, still an interesting read.
      “The idea of overthrowing Castro’s administration first emerged within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), an independent civilian intelligence agency of the United States government, in early 1960. Founded in 1947 by the National Security Act, the CIA was “a product of the Cold War”, having been designed to counter the espionage activities of the Soviet Union’s own national security agency, the KGB. As the perceived threat of “international communism” grew larger, the CIA expanded its activities to undertake covert economic, political, and military activities that would advance causes favourable to U.S. interests.[60] The CIA’s Director at the time, Allen Dulles, was responsible for overseeing clandestine operations across the world, and although widely considered an ineffectual administrator, he was popular among his employees, whom he had protected from the accusations of McCarthyism.[61] The man overseeing plans for the Bay of Pigs Invasion was Richard M. Bissell, Jr., the CIA’s Deputy Director for Plans (DDP). Putting together a “Special Group” known as the 5412 Committee, he assembled a number of other agents to aid him in the plot, many of whom had worked on the 1954 Guatemalan coup six years before; these included David Philips, Gerry Droller and E. Howard Hunt.[62] “

      • Greg Hunter

        Wiki is not a good reliable source. At CNN I could start with a Wiki source but always needed two more to back it up. Not giving you a homework assignment but just some info from my experience.

      • Greg Hunter

        Wiki is not usually a consistently reliable source.

        • Hilde

          Greg, I can see that, good point. Besides, who knows what was going on behind the scenes in that particular case all those years ago.

      • freebreezer

        Hilde – What adds a whole lot of intrigue to the bay of pigs is the money angle! You had the US mob in Cuba big time via gambling, prostitution, drugs etc. – they wanted their turf back; you had the big banks in Cuba via money laundering for the mob and all so for off shore USA accounts (big, big money) to dodge taxes – they wanted their turf protected; the industrial war complex wanting to use and expand their muscle … more $$$ to them to build more bombs and then Kennedy pulls the plug (right or wrong?)! A bit later Kennedy is assassinated by Oswald … A honor student, fluent in Russian in a few months, defected to Russia via a US military transport to Finland, etc. … fascinating times!

  6. diane s.

    Very interesting interview,Greg.
    Thanks for a different perspective.

  7. Calgirl

    Very informative interview, however I feel Mr. U’s suspicion that the economy may be a very slow decline taking years is unsupportable. This economy is causing such havoc in business with layoffs depriving many worldwide of sustaining income. I can’t see how the slow burn can continue much longer. If so many businesses and individuals can’t pay their debts, it will continue to snowball until it reaches critical mass. The last snowflake never wants to be blamed for the avalanche, but an avalanche it will be IMO.

  8. tulip

    Greg, does anyone believe we want to not bomb because we want to protect their environment… HELLO..theres a piece on zero hedge explaining the history of isis & saudi arabia going back to Allen Dulles in the 50s.

    • frederick

      That is total nonsense and anyone who is awake can see that Tulip

      • Galaxy 500

        Still waiting for my BitCoins to be worth ten ounces of gold as stated on Zero Hedge. Yep, valuable resource

  9. Frank

    About all, Nato is an agreement of defense – not of aggression.
    So its not right they are at war with countries – bombing- without permission of the government there.
    Its just nuts!

  10. Donna

    Greg I have to agree with max chaos as Obama policy.I believe Muslim refugees pouring into Germany and all white Christian countries is meant to overthrow and collapse for New World Order with no sovereign boarders including the US.That this will play out with all currency collapse.Good guest and interview,thank you!

  11. bill reed

    had to sign in to say this kind is completely full of CIA nonsense the CIA is the biggest crime family in history drug smuggling ect. and thanking him for his service is lame

    • eddiemd

      CIA, US Navy, Merchant Marine—–> How to move drugs and money.

    • wesley

      I agree. They funded the research to create LSD, were caught dumping crack cocaine in southern L.A. in 1996?, involved in drugs and arms with Iran Contra, also flying cocaine back and forth in Mena, Arkansas, involved in transporting heroin in Vietnam, and none of this was their decision? Right.

      Then there is Operation Northwoods…. proposals called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) or other US government operatives to commit acts of terrorism against American civilians and military targets, blaming it on the Cuban government, and using it to justify a war against Cuba.

      And I’m sure they had nothing to do with the Project for a New American Century which stated in 1998 that, absent another Pearl Harbor event, they could not secure more funding for the military industrial complex.

      Once the USSR folded up shop in 1991 the CIA should have been dismantled as JFK promised. So much for the peace dividend. In less than 2 years the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993 and they let it happen again 8 years later. So it was just coincidental that terrorism replaced the Cold War almost immediately. How convenient.

      In other words, they don’t keep us safe at all even with NSA gathering all the digits the world creates.

  12. Faith

    There was another little dustup between a Russian naval ship and Turkey.


  13. Hilde

    The President of Turkey, Erdogan, just wants the rights over the Kirkuk-Ceyhan
    (Iraq- Turkey Crude-Oil Pipeline) and the Kurdistan Pipeline. That’s also why he doesn’t defend the Kurds against ISIS. It’ all about oil, money, power.
    IMO Turkey should never ever have been admitted into NATO.

  14. ED1

    Wow! What a interesting and sobering interview. I understand Mr. U’s point on thinking outside the box and perhaps the big crash will be a slow one taking a long time to unfold. It may be the normal bias kicking in but he very well may have a valid point. I can only hope and pray so.

    I too, may be under the influence of the normalcy bias because as of lately it’s been to my belief that if the economy does tank in a hurry, perhaps it will not be as bad as many believe.

    God Speed.


  15. allen ols

    I listened to Lt. Col Robert McGuiness ret. on the Jim Bakker show, former pentagon official, has been to Guantanamo, and has written a book called “Never Submit” to Islam.
    Also Jim Bakker shows a book written by Ted Koppel called “Lights Out”, and says our grid is compromised and He asked the Lt Col. is ted Koppel right, and Lt. says yes and his computer at the pentagon would power down slightly when china was hacking, and the grid is compromised. He was at the pentagon on 911. Call him up pls.

    al ols

  16. TheTruthBurns

    Of course Obama knew – He is The Caliph-In-Chief of The Entire Terrorist World. If He doesn’t get the FBI off Hitlery’s tail soon She has Threatened to Produce his Kenyan Birth Certificate. So this Muslim Raised Atrocity may soon be Unmasked.

  17. frederick

    Greg you seem to forget that the CİA is nothing but an enforcement arm for the people who “own” the US and have effectively hijacked our country including the President and you also fail to understand that TPTB have tried and succeeded in vilifying the muslims starting with the 911 false flag attack İm not saying there arent bad muslims but i think you are missing the “big picture”

    • Greg Hunter

      Every country in the G-20 has Intel agents. I am trying to put people to decipher “the big picture” all the time.

    • Calgirl

      What about all the poppy fields and the CIA? Is that fact or fiction? Do they take orders or give them? If Soros is such a disruptive figure, why doesn’t someone take him out? Why don’t we call a traitor a traitor anymore? Are they all “in on it” or are they that dumb or is it the power? I don’t get it………..a whole country going under and everyone just watches? They all can’t be “in on it”. Who in their right mind would want to rule the entire world? Don’t all these “elite players” know that in the end they will be fodder? I just don’t get it, in the big picture sense.

      • Deanna Johnston Clark

        AND if global warming and fossil fuels are the worst danger…why isn’t there a huge tax on expensive thirsty cars and private jets? It’s all phony. Electricity should be rationed, and natural gas…if it’s serious.
        Heap big emergency!!! Get a big new car, go shopping, charge it!!

  18. Lynn

    Greg…Can’t tell you again what a great reporter you are by going “out there” to get the story. So let’s summarize what he said….Obama’s admin has an agenda, the agencies are given their orders, no matter what intel says. In order to accomplish this, the heads of the agencies have to be in agreement with this or they will be removed (all Generals terminated), selling oil to ISIS, etc. The question becomes “What is their agenda?” To make the US weak, to “transform” this country into what? That is the big question and if you look at their behavior by not prosecuting bankers, allowing all of this fraud and corruption to take hold, to void the constitutional laws, then really he is transforming this into a nation of lawlessness, corruption, facism, corporatism, and we are left with trillions of derivatives, lobbyists who win, Gruber who writes Obamacare, calls for gun control using illegal rules to take away our right to bear arms, pretty clear where this is going until WE, YES WE stand up and stop funding this evil, corrupt government that has transformed this nation.

  19. zak


    The CIA is complicit in ISIS formation.

    Why did you not ask him about CIA distribution on Opium?

  20. Saperavy

    they noticed you

    • eddiemd


  21. Jay Dee

    Greg, My layman’s view is that the CIA may well be directed from the top but is Obama really the top? It seems that a world agenda is in play and what would truly benefit the US isn’t even in second place. Should we not say that the US/CIA was responsible for the BIRTH of ISIS not just allowing it to exist?

  22. Country Codger

    Hi Greg,
    No disrespect to you are Scott, I am former NSA and we always run what the CIA says threw a BS filter first. Great interview.

    • Country Codger

      Sorry, “I meant you or Scott” not “are”. Lousy typist, what can I say?

    • Larry

      Ditto Codger…

  23. JC Davis

    Greg. As a wise journalist how do you ask a x CIA is America run by a hidden group of Elite oligarchy status ? How is it that Hillary and Obama keeps from going to jail ? Some questions will never be answered correctly. May be for the better good.

    • eddiemd

      Should have asked about the CIA view of Benghazi. Two Navy SEALs killed while working for the dark side.

  24. Galaxy 500

    The Russian plane was in Turkish airspace less than 20 sec and crashed in Syria. There was a small tab of Turkey that intrudes into Syria. I don’t see how this could be anything but a provocation to Russia.

  25. Galaxy 500

    By far the best guest you’ve had on a while.
    This guy is outstanding.
    I hope the air takes a long time to come out of the balloon instead of a pop. But we can still have civil unrest with a slow deflation. No? #BlackLiesMatter is sure pushing for one.

  26. vincent_g

    Great choice in a guest Greg!
    What he has said is about policy coming from the top is what I seen here in NYC.
    Those that are heads of departments don’t want to make any decisions.

    The reason I guess is if it’s a bad call you go packing.

    So as to why we armed those rebels that turned out to be terrorists.
    Total lack of high moral standards from the politicians that the people put in office to run the show.

    You don’t hire a band of thugs to do something your not allowed to do!

    But no one cares because the majority of the world seems to be lacking in high moral standards.

    Let us not forget who was pushing to knock off Libya!
    Clinton is a guilty party to this and who is leading in the democratic polls?

  27. Spanky

    I’m relatively certain that when the time comes, the US will abandon the Kurds like a hot potato.

    • Deanna Johnston Clark

      They know it…they can read and watch youtube documentaries. Washington leaves disaster for little allies everywhere.

  28. Rob

    I was under the impression Kennedy pulled the plug on Bay of Pigs after CIA started it. I am under the impression he was going to abolish the CIA and Fed reserve. Be careful here, remember once CIA always CIA. There’s a bad side to both CIA and Naval intelligence, and they don’t serve the interests of this nation.

    • john duffy

      Wasn’t George senior Bush the head of the CIA at the time of JFK assasination. You know the one whose father was the banker to the natzis.

      • Galaxy 500

        Everyone in banking was loaning money to Hitler

  29. Winston Churchill

    Take everything he said with a shovel of salt Greg.
    A plausible line of BS and CYA.
    There is no such thing as a retired CIA agent, unless he’s dead.
    Sure the CIA knows all about that oil trading, its their biz, just like
    the heroin trafficking is their biz and has been since Vietnam.
    I got that from the horses mouth before he was tied up as
    a loose end.Found drowned at the bottom of a well on
    Anjuna beach in Goa.He tried to retire.

    • Joni Carleton

      I’m with you Churchill. Once CIA, always CIA. Truth be known, EVERY PERSON has his marching orders from above, which includes Obummer. He didn’t get that gray hair in 7 years for nothing. He’s had to pacify a whole lot of competing entities that are really calling the shots.

      • Greg Hunter

        Flies in the face of logic that the man who carries the “nuclear football” is totally powerless.

    • Faith

      I agree with you Winston. I am a skeptic. This guy was not an expert on Turkey or an expert on finance. His area of expertise seemed to be Russia. I wish he had talked about what he knew, Russia! The guy had Russian intel officers at his wedding? Creepy. Seriously creepy. But did he talk about Russia or Putin? No. It is what this guy said that bothers me, it is what he didn’t say.

    • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

      I’m with you!

  30. randy0302

    A very favorable REP for the CIA.
    What about Russia’s new military technology that disables ships and aircraft? Would have been great to get his take on that.
    Superb first interview!

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Randy. It was worth the risk.

  31. Zoey

    Thank you so much for another great interview Greg! Can you consider interviewing Scott hunt? He is well known in prepping community and served as consultant for National Geographic series “Doomsday Preppers.” You guests are usually from the political to financial spectrum, but I think it’ll be great to have an expert prepper for additional guidance too. He was amazing in Jim Baker show, please consider inviting him. http://jimbakkershow.com/video/practical-prepping-02/

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you. You can post a website that would be helpful to me and others.

      • Calgirl

        Isn’t this THE Jim Bakker? Tammy Faye’s Jim Bakker? Con artist Jim Bakker?

        • JC Davis

          Calgirl It is the same Jim Baker. From what I understand he went to jail, repented and today has a good info show. I personal don’t listen to him everyday, but I know others that do and receive a lot of good info. Kinda like some of the guest on Gregs interviews. I don’t always like there life beliefs, and actions but I can learn the good and discard the bad on a daily scale. He may have repented, who knows.

      • diane s.


  32. Bill

    Obama knows many things which he has been doing, he has lied to the American people , the Congress and senate and he belongs in handcuffs along with everyone in his phony evil sadistic administration. all of them must be hanged for treason, and I mean everyone of the Bolsheviks pigs.

    • Faith

      Yes. To everything you said.

  33. Matthias

    I already stopped at the beginning when he tried to link the alleged Russian air-space violation in Turkey with the Russian surveillance flights over NATO territory.

    Russia has the LEGAL RIGHT to conduct those flights, it’s called “The Treaty on Open Skies”:


    And this game is played by both sides. Here are just some reports from the last 6 months:

    US, Czech Experts to Fly Over Russia Under Open Skies Treaty

    US, Canada to Hold Observation Flight Over Russia Under Open Skies Treaty

    Canada, Spain to Hold Observation Flight Over Russia

    US, France, Ukraine to Carry Out Observation Flight Over Russia

    UK, Norway Experts to Fly Over Russia Under Open Skies Treaty

    Joint US, Italian Mission Performing Observation Flight Over Russia

    Canada, Hungary to Hold Observation Flight Over Russia

    Hungary, Italy to Conduct Observation Flight Over Russia

    UK to Inspect Russian, Belarusian Airspace Under Open Skies Treaty

    • Galaxy 500

      You know you are quoting Sputnik News, the mouth piece of Putin.

  34. Cry Me A Ruble

    I was impressed that your guest used a quote from the movie Casablanca the way I did in my last post. Good interview.

    • PeterB

      Agreed. I live on the south coast of England. Over the summer we had Typhoons flying out over the English Channel intercepting the Russian bombers. They’re in international airspace where they’re entitled to be,the problem is they turn there transponders off which causes havoc.
      Good interview Greg, another perspective to take on board.

      All the best…

  35. Paul

    Doing a simple Monte Carlo “random thought” analysis of this guest … using the all comments and thoughts from above as input … the one answer I get is:
    … Pass the Blame …
    (Like what children do when Mommy says: “Who ate the cookies” and all the kids say “It wasn’t me”) … substitute the American public for “Mommy” … the heat is on the kids who did naughty things!

    • Paul

      Speaking about eating cookies … Christmas approaches … and once again our Ebenezer Scrooge government will be visited by the CPI in chains … to chide Scrooge for understating inflation versus common experience … for preventing his workers from maintaining a constant standard of living … Scrooge protests “I simply under report inflation as a way to make my business more profitable” … but the CPI in chains “rattles even more” and warns Scrooge … “reducing the cost of living adjustments for your workers (and Social Security recipients) has the effect of pushing them into higher tax brackets” … Scrooge protests “so what” … I’m in business to make money” … the CPI in chains reply’s “Scrooge you have a Fed to make money for you” …”you don’t have to take food out of the mouths of babies” … “within one hour another ghost will visit you to show you the consequences of taking away the ability of your workers to stay ahead of inflation” … Upon the visitation of the next ghost Scrooge relents … and says OK … OK … “I will consider raising the interest rate paid to my workers this December if they buy bonds to keep my company afloat” … “but I will not reconfigure the Consumer Price Index” … The ghost of Christmas Future arrives and shows Scrooge the grave he is digging for himself … by not being kind and generous to his workers! … Scrooge says “I have nothing to fear … I’ve taken away all their guns … Bah Humbug to all these warnings!”

    • Greg Hunter

      Or identify who is calling the shots.

  36. mohammad


    Russia will take Turkey, am not sure why this intelligent officer is brushing it off…..they will…….time will tell.
    The west had set up turkey for a big fall.
    They never accepted them in the EU despite the fact they were accepted in the NATO…did you ask your self why?
    That was the sure way to embolden airhead Erdogan into challenging Russia to only find out that he was set for a big fall only when it is too late when EU and US turn their back to Turkey.


    • Galaxy 500

      The West set up Turkey for a fall? They went from secular to a radical islamic state. Erdogan, like his islamic brothers, seeks power and dominion.
      NATOS is a defensive organization, if Turkey starts something with Russia, that is on them.

  37. Dan Kreug

    It should be clear that Mr. U is a CIA mouthpiece. They’re using him to convey the agency view of events. It shows a deep split between the intelligence community and the Obama administration. The CIA clearly sees Obama as a danger. They’re sending a message to the White House, others in various agencies and the American people. Obama’s arrogance and stupidity is reckless and they are worried!

    • Greg Hunter

      You are stating your opinion as proven fact–it is not.

    • steve w

      That is a good speculation. It fits in a logical sense. Either way the guest comments show a frustration to get the message out that something is dysfunctional with the administration.

  38. dee garmon

    Turkey’s president is just yet another Islamist who’s backfired on the West and with
    friends like him, who needs enemies?

  39. eddiemd

    F-5 source.


    Linked-in profile.

  40. Neo-ConWoman

    Greg, you’ve crossed the Rubicon! ” The name of a shallow river in northeastern Italy, just south of Ravenna, that was famously crossed by Julius Caesar in 49 B.C.E.”

    Greg you are a true reporter, as your former bought off colleagues in the mainstream are not. You gave the warning back in 2008 and your reward, well let’s just say you’ve done very well for yourself refusing to be muffled. No doubt many of your former co-workers can be encouraged by your success to remove the mufflers out their mouth.

    Looking forward to even more great guests and like Walter Winchell, may you be the example of a real reporter to those that are false and a lighthouse to all real patriots of a free people and a free press. Thank You So Very Much Gregory Hunter, Extraordinaire! God’s got your back and so do us all. Here at USAWatchdog.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Neo Woman.

    • Greg Hunter

      It is not reporting to state analysis and opinion as proven fact. This is what happens all the time especially if someone wants to trash America with propaganda. I will add this once again: here’s what I wrote to someone else on this false flag subject in San Bernadino: I listened to the Pelley (CBS) phone interview. At one point the witness says I couldn’t see a face he had a black hat on. from my view all I could see is a black hat and black long sleeve shirt. possibly gloves on.” Then she says they were “white.” Did you guys ever think CBS was being played? Or this was a bad eye witness? Or that this call was disinformation?? There was too much evidence from the apartment for this not to be real. I believe in the concept of false flags but not everything is a false flag. Here is the call everybody is using to say this is a false flag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTYja7GXcY To jump to the false flag conclusion on this evidence is a stretch to say the least.

    • Greg Hunter

      It is not reporting to post analysis and opinion as proven fact especially when it comes to America. The article you posted left out key parts of the conversation with Scott Pelley at CBS. This story is more propaganda than reporting. Here’s what I wrote you earlier and check out the actual conversation I posted to the propaganda version used in this commie spin: here’s what I wrote to someone else on this false flag subject in San Bernadino: I listened to the Pelley (CBS) phone interview. At one point the witness says I couldn’t see a face he had a black hat on. from my view all I could see is a black hat and black long sleeve shirt. possibly gloves on.” Then she says they were “white.” Did you guys ever think CBS was being played? Or this was a bad eye witness? Or that this call was disinformation?? There was too much evidence from the apartment for this not to be real. I believe in the concept of false flags but not everything is a false flag. Here is the call everybody is using to say this is a false flag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwTYja7GXcY To jump to the false flag conclusion on this evidence is a stretch to say the least.

      I know you just love the communists and think a world under their system would be nirvana. Did anyone tell you you got to give up that farm of yours under this system? No more comments about this false flag propaganda will be posted. You should be embarrassed for believing every anti-American thing you see on the internet.

      • sk

        From what do you conclude that Colin ‘loves the communists’ ???

        • Greg Hunter

          Colin has been commenting for years and we have had discussions on the site. He’s one of those opinions I sometimes disagree with but post it anyway.

          • sk

            communism (with a small ‘c’): 1. a theory advocating the elimination of private property 2. a system is which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed.

            • Greg Hunter

              Yes it is pure evil and it must also remove individual rights such are the Constitution and turn totally atheist.
              That’s with a small “a.”

            • Galaxy 500

              Yeah, everyone is equal. It is just the leaders are more equal than the little guys.

      • Deanna Johnston Clark

        Yes, I agree…that’s why I read your news blog. I love our country and want it to improve so much. Patriotism isn’t wearing rose colored glasses…nor sepia ones!!

      • Colin - 'the farmer from NZ'

        So you…. “know I just love the communists”
        What a incredibly childish comment to make.
        Where on earth did that come from?…..

        By the way, I never ever jumped to any false flag conclusion, I merely, and I might add humbly, mentioned that the official narrative seemed suspicious. Many people, including PCR, agree with me on this one.

        I am with Brian here, I don’t know whether or not this is yet another false flag event or not, but I am damn sure that with America’s appalling history of perpetrating these types of actions on a global scale, that questions do indeed need to be asked. That is what I did, I asked the question, I didn’t put opinion forward as fact, and I sure as hell didn’t jump to any conclusions either.

    • brian

      Colin, if its any consolation, I agree that this whole San Bernardino thing is fishy; but like Greg points out, there is no proof positive that it is anything other than what we are being told. The problem for me is who is telling us what happened. I mean call me crazy but I am reluctant to the point of emphatically resisting the notion of accepting on its face anything that comes from this government.

      There are so many irregularities and oddities sewn into this San Bernardino thing that it would only be prudent to question the official accounting of what happened. I am somewhat surprised that Greg Hunter is so quick to poo poo the notion that things may not be what they seem. I mean the official story on high altitude aerosol spraying as a means of affecting climate is that its not being done, what you see is ice. The official story on inflation and unemployment is that its manageable and fine, the official freaking story on bldg 7 is that it fell due to the shock of the other bldg collapse next to it, the official story on Hillary is that she merely made some minor errors in judgement and that overall she is an honorable woman fit to lead the nation, the official story on national health care is that it works all over the world and that it can work here…..I mean Christ almighty, why would anyone give the benefit of the doubt to anything coming from this government, especially when we have countless, countless, I say countless examples of the government and its practically co-conspiratorial media flat out lying as a matter of procedure–heck, even Brian Williams, that sad sack of crap, lied point blank on the air to all of us haha.

      In short Colin; do I believe what we were told about San Bernardino, nope…do I know what happened, NOPE! Welcome to living in a world where the media and the government have no credibility. Welcome to living in chaos.

      • Greg Hunter

        Here’s the difference Brian,
        There is volumes of science and data to back up the Chem-trail story. There sis hearsay and very bad reporting to back up the false flag story. They could not even transcribe the CBS interview correctly and only including parts that they could point to that said it was a false flag. Stating your opinion and analysis for proven fact is NOT reporting. It is spin and propaganda and nothing more. You are “surprised” I wish to be correct and get it right????

        • brian

          I don’t think it is possible to get it right; not as long as liars can lie all they want without any consequences; its a free for all, anyone just says whatever they want and it doesn’t matter.

          I don’t think its possible to know for sure what the heck is going on anymore, it really is chaos covered up with BS and lacquered up with denial.

          • Greg Hunter

            Well Brian I’ll keep trying none the less.

            • brian

              Fair enough

      • Paul

        brian … I think we should be focusing our attention on the act itself … not the perpetrators … it really does not matter “who” did the shooting Farrook and his wife or three white men … the simple fact is … this “terrorist act” was perpetrated on innocent people by loony tunes with morals so low they could “randomly kill people” without care as to who they were killing … their goal simply being to seek “high numbers of dead and wounded” … which in itself shows “it was a false flag event” … intended solely to instill fear in an almost brain dead pubic … with the objective or making these chem-trail and fluoride dosed people more willing to give up their guns and more Constitutional Rights … for the “promise of safety” from such random insanity … even if it means living in a fascist police state!

        • Paul

          From Bill Holter … more “contrived events” (false flags) are coming … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5sewfjd4fs#t=12

          • Greg Hunter

            I did not say all are contrived but either is every event a false flag. If you don’t like how I run the site you are free to go somewhere else.

        • brian

          You know Paul, I think it is really all we can expect to do anymore; that is to just assume at least some, if not all, of what we are told about something is just pure bull.

          We do not have reliable details, they just do not exist, all we have is an overall sense of the trajectory things are taking. I look back 50, 60, 100 years and it is plain to see where we are going, the how and why will never fully be known.

          What I am wondering Paul is how do we turn this around? Or do we just put the sackcloth on and wait for the brimstone to fall?

    • freebreezer

      I am at a lost to how this is a false flag? I took a lot of time to analise the pictures of the final shoot out (I find it interesting). There is no doubt there is a dark hair women dead on that street. Look at the pool of blood to the right side of the chest, the way the feet are angled, she is in tights which highlights her feminine figure and it is obvious that it is a she and she is dead. In later pictures, with the body removed, there is a blood stain on the road, the white picket fence lines up to the location, etc. Per a news feed the next day filming at the shoot out scene again all the land marks line up. Like wise with the man that was shot on the other side of the black SUV. If this is a false flag prove why they (TPTB) wanted these two dead and why the pair were shooting at the cops … look at all the gun casing littering the street by the bullet holed SUV!

      • freebreezer

        All so, this shoot out is way, way to complex to set up in a matter of minutes. In addition there are two independant phone videos posted on you tube showing the shoot out. The False flag does not even get in the solar system to the KIS principle – Keep It Simple

  41. Zoey

    I’m a NYC apartment dweller so I can only prep the basics. Hence, I didn’t even bother buying a prepper book. However, after finding out about Scott Hunt I ordered his book “Practical Prepper” today. Here’s a link to his website, and at bottom of his bio page there’s a link to Scott’s you tube vidos. https://www.practicalpreppers.com/about-us/scott-hunt-bio

    • Greg Hunter

      I lived at 63rd and West End for nearly 10 years. I could not think of a worse place to be when this all comes down. It will be Hurricane Sandy on steroids for months (maybe years) of aftermath. I am not giving you a hard time just worried about you.

      • brian

        You bring up a great point Greg, if what is clearly happening here is allowed to just continue unabated we have a good idea of what the result will be. How can anyone really prepare for a serious breakdown in the society and economy that literally keeps almost all of us alive? How can we prepare for this knowing full well that there are well monied parties in play here positioning themselves to execute some massive power grab once things really start to go to crapola. What kind of world is overwhelmingly the most likely to arise out of the ashes of such carnage….is it enough to just accept this, is it enough for us to tolerate such things the way we do in the light of knowing that we are creations of a loving God are we to just lay down and forfeit all the dignity and responsibility such knowledge confers upon us?

        We need to do something and I’m not going to pretend I know what it is, but I know that we cannot all just sit here and let things just slide down the abyss we are staring into right now. God does not want that for us, that I know for certain.

  42. Zen

    Your guest seems to believe “the top” is the president? I have no doubt most of the evil $#!@ the CIA is does is at the behest of and directed by someone at the top, but in the US those who pull the strings and run the big show don’t give speeches, are not elected, and do not sit in the Oval office.

    • Greg Hunter

      It is a bit niave to think the man who is in control of the “nuclear football” has no power–he does. Sure other people weigh it but you cannot underestimate the power of an Administration. Obama is no different.

      • Zen

        Never said nor implied the president is not powerful. He certainly is. One needs only look at the economic mess here at home and the chaos abroad to understand the kind of power the president wields with a single decision or stroke of a pen. Bombing sovereign countries, droning innocent civilians, entire takeovers of large swaths of our economy, ordering coups to topple foreign leaders, undermining the Constitution, all just a few examples of a man in charge that is, in fact, so powerful, he is actually above the law. So yes, the career politicians that come and go with each election cycle are clearly powerful, but their power and influence pales in comparison to those unelected and unaccountable men who are able to operate in the shadows, beyond the public view, without concern for popularity poles or regard for the consequences of their decisions.

        • Greg Hunter

          Then name your sources, and don’t state your opinion and analysis as proven fact. We all know there are a lot of moving parts in any big government and the USA probably has the most moving parts.

          • Zen

            Excuse me? I am not a member of your research staff at CNN. Is this not the comment section of your blog? I had no idea I needed to disclaim that my comments are my opinion only, and not the opinion of the staff, advertisers or management of USAWatchdog. Isn’t this assumed in this kinda forum? If you prefer to reserve your comment section for thoroughly researched facts with fully vetted sources you should say so. My only suggestion is you hold your guests comments to the same high standard.

            • Greg Hunter

              The first rule of journalism and an only saying is to “never assume because it makes an ASS out of U and ME. I do not like reading stories and receiving information that stats analysis and opinion for proven fact. You want to understand what is going on you need good accurate information. That is all I am saying

              • Zen

                Fair enough. I’ll break the second rule of journalism and give up my sources from which I received all the above mentioned analysis and comments: Craig Hemke, Warren Pollock, Mike Maloney, Catherine Fits, Greg Mannarino, Chris Martinson, Karl Denninger, Gerald Celente, and Rob Kirby. Now I suppose you want to know how I was able to access to all those people? If I told you I’d have to kill you 😉

                • Greg Hunter

                  If you make a specific charge make a specific source. This is like me saying all the mainstream media is a lies and then say my sources are “CBS, CNN, USA TODAY, ect. You sound childish. Don’t be ridiculous.

                  • Zen

                    So, apparently you don’t appreciate my opinon or my sarcasm. For the record, although I do appreciate your program and many of your guests, USAWatchdog is not my *only* source of information. When I sited the above names I was simply adding a little levity to conversation. Anyway, I have espoused an opinion in the comment section of your blog, that in truth, happens to be an opinion shared by the vast majority of the guests on your show. The great irony here, is you seem so put off that one of your subscribers dare offer an opinion without a source to back it up, yet you give your guests a pass when they offer their opinion. Worse, you have called me naive, ridiculous, and childish for holding my opinion, which frankly says allot more about you than me. Regardless, although I will think twice about commenting in the future (unless my opinion is backed by double vetted and fully disclosed sources), I will continue to watch and enjoy your program, so thanks for that.

                  • Greg Hunter

                    I did not know you were being sarcastic. I field many comments on the site and You Tube channel and sometimes and too busy to get it. I did not mean to offend you. Thank you for your comments and support.

      • JC Davis

        Greg. This is the second one we disagree on. There is a Oligarchy that rules Russia, China, and America. As a good journalist I know you report facts, I admire your conviction. The Art of oligarchy is to avoid facts, So hide in secret, yet rule openly… Ie MSM. We are living in complicated times. Tables change everyday. Oligarchs take full advantage of this event they create. Oligarchy has mastered the deception. We have entered the next stage.
        Right and wrong no longer apply. The next coming deception is they are one and the same. The football may not even work if the CIA changes the coads. Someone rules, and no one will speak the name No I can not prove it. . Love you bro.

        • Greg Hunter

          Love you to but I report what I can source. Stating analysis and opinion for proven fact is not reporting, it’s spin and propaganda.
          I am not in the business of BS to make people happy.

          • Jerry

            I would say your somewhere between Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite. 🙂

            • Greg Hunter

              I’d trade paychecks with either of them.

        • Galaxy 500

          Did you miss the oligarchs that Putin crushed and put in jail? Just asking.

          • JC Davis

            G 500 If we jailed all the oligarchs in the world new ones would take there place. Oligarchy is the most widely used form of government. Has been and always will be. When they finished with past governments they cause war and leave the country. As long as a government allows bankers to control the currency there will be oligarchs.

  43. Zoey


    Yes, NYC is expected to be one of the first place to be attacked with nuclear bombs and worse. However, I belong here for now. I’m a devout catholic who love, love Jesus, yes Vatican is corrupted but the church is not destroyed because its God’s church and Jesus will never allow it. I have to leave everything up to God, and “I trust Him.”

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Zoey for your comments. Sounds like you got your head in the right place and that is what is really important!!

      • Doug Krause

        Hello Greg
        Haven’t posted in a while cause never been stirred enough to. To say zoey has his her head in the right spot is what’s wrong with today’s Christianity…to leave everything up to God cause I trust Him…really? God gave us his Word,Son, Blood and his armour ( eph.6) but no we leave everything up to Him is a cop out.
        If Christians ever woke up and really found out who we are in Him we could take dominion of this satan infested world and bring her back to the garden of Eden like condition which she once was…radical Christianity will trump radical whatever.
        Nothing wrong with trusting God as to using the authority is he freely gave us and walking in the power of it….good guest though.cheers Doug

        • Greg Hunter

          I guess our council and style are different.

        • JC Davis

          Doug Krause. You said. If Christians ever woke up and really found out who we are in Him we could take dominion of this satan infested world and bring her back to the garden of Eden like condition which she once was…radical Christianity will trump radical whatever.
          I have come to realize the Lord has angles waiting for us to take on the whole armor of God. Well said.

    • Deanna Johnston Clark

      I live in the No. 3 place…coastal Georgia. Heck, we already have a nuke right off shore since 1959. There it sits with silt and shrimp all over it. We got the Rangers, the 3rd Infantry, and King’s Bay Nuclear subs…and soldiers who are wishing they could defend the US Constitution instead of the usual suspects. Let us pray for them!

  44. Kurt Morrison

    Hi Greg, great interview.

    I think everybody is reporting wrong on Putin’s statement. I’ve seen the story re posted about 20 times on various sites, always with the theme of Putin threatening to nuke ISIS. If you look at what he actually says, after mentioning that the cruise missiles could be fitted with “special” warheads, it is “Naturally, this is not necessary when fighting terrorists and, I hope, will never be needed.” I take that to mean he obviously wouldn’t use nuclear weapons to attack mere terrorists. The “I hope will never be needed” part refers to us and NATO.

    I am former Army, cold war era guy that fought in desert storm and have been paying attention to geopolitical stuff my whole life. I have been watching this Russian intervention closely. It raised my eyebrows with the 1st missile strike from ships in the Caspian. They went higher when they launched air launched cruise missiles from their TU160 Blackjack and TU22 Backfire bombers. Now with the sub, too, it is very disturbing. Why is it worrying?

    Cruise missiles are very expensive and there are only so many in inventory. You use those for well protected targets that would be too dangerous for your manned aircraft to attack. With ISIS’ lack of air defense aside from manpads, there was no good reason to expend all those missiles when it would be cheaper and easier to just bomb them from 10000 feet. All those missiles were launched for NATO’s benefit. It’s Russia proving they are big boys too and demonstrating their capabilities. As a warning.

    So I guess I agree with Mr Uehlinger that it is DEFINITE sabre rattling, but I’d be a little more worried about the implications than he seems to be.

  45. Scott

    Disinformation interview, plain and simple. ISIS is CIA-run and CIA-funded (opium revenues).

    No such thing as a “former” Company man. Moreover, he can’t utter a word without prior approval from his superiors.

    Uehlinger must think we’re as stupid as the people reading the NYT.

    • Greg Hunter

      Do you think you would see that interview in the NYT or any other MSM outlet? I don’t think so.

    • Scott

      Censorship, Greg?

      • Greg Hunter

        Anonymous, troll? I posted your comment and answered your question and you must of not liked my answer.

      • Scott

        Strike that – my error. Sorry, brother!

        To answer your question, no, I doubt we ever would.

        You’re _eminently_ fair and allow all sides to share their respective views – which keeps me coming back here, as well as employing this site (and that without peer) as an informational resource with others in my workplace.

        All I’m saying is that I don’t believe Uehlinger, and that we’re far wiser than what he gives the readership/viewership/host, credit for.

        Keep up the good work, Greg!

        • Greg Hunter

          Thank you. No paid troll would ever say they are sorry. I simply thought having him on would be better than passing on his interview offer.

          • Scott

            You’re quite right and again, I stepped in it for sure, and do apologize. You’re the professional journalist, not me, plus it’s your site, I’m just a guest here.

            Sorry for creating an unnecessary and pointless headache for you, Greg.

  46. Calgirl

    Just my opinion

    I don’t think Russia or China can be goaded into WW III. Russia has the ability to disrupt electronics so that negates missile attack. China’s “nuclear” bomb is their ability to bring the West to their knees by dumping Treasuries. Then they would “unpack” all their gold which would leave the West out in the cold because the West has very little gold left and almost no industrial capability. They have set up their “Swift” system and the AIIB. The Chinese also has all that infrastructure they built which is laying fallow at present which could be populated very quickly if needed as production sites. It is often said that they plan decades ahead and I suspect that all those empty buildings are part of their long term plan. They have probably warehoused enough basic foods to survive as a country until they could produce their own food. Bill Holter has repeatedly written of the “truth bomb” that Russia has which would destroy the West. Both Russia and China don’t have to fire one missile to take down the West. I suspect that they also have “hardened” the necessary equipment to negate an EMP attack. What could the West do with a failed financial system, a distrustful populace, and very little industrial capability?

    • Jerry

      You have stated TRUTH. Most Americans visualize the United States as the way we used to be. Not what we have become. A broken down banana republic, with a dictator for a leader. The Chinese and Russians have become what we once were. A country built on manufacturing and free trade. Like him or hate him Trump is right. The Chinese have cleaned our clock.

    • Faith

      Very smart comment Calgirl. I agree. I served in a unit that no longer exists but our unit motto was “seek and disrupt.” What did we seek and what did we disrupt? It was the motto of the (former) 109th M.I. Unit at Fort Lewis, Washington. I was a techie, signal corps. There were two groups that ruled that unit: the intelligence officers, of course. The operators and, even more so, the folks that were able to repair the EW equipment. EW: electronic warfare. During the 1980’s those guys could get out and work for a civilian company and make $60K a year. In 1981.

      I saw a few articles last year about Pike’s Peak being retrofitted and upgraded. Why? It is near NORAD and Colorado Springs which has Fort Carson and Peterson AFB. Why bother upgrading a cold-war relic? In case of an EMP and as part of COG (continuity of government). I could be wrong. Just an educated guess on part.

      It would only take a few well-placed tactical nukes to cause an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) and take down much of the US electrical infrastructure. An atomospheric tactical nuke over LA, one over DC, and another over NYC could completely disrupt the US electrical grid. Some people are ready and would do fine if that happened. Unfortunately too many people are not ready.

      I am a huge Sci-Fi fan. I have been all of my life. Why? Because there are things you can say in Sci-Fi that you cannot say in public or in the news. My specialty has been dystopic Sci-Fi. From “1984” to “Brave New World” to “The Postman” to “On the Beach” I have read almost every relevent Sci-Fi novel. My favorite dystopic series is The Wool Series by Hugh Howey. His last part of the series is called “Dust.” That series is the best dystopic Sci-Fi series I have read in years. The only comparable series are the “Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars” series by Kim Stanley Robinson. Both the Mars trilogy and the Wool Series stand on the backs of giants, in particular, Frank Herbert, who wrote “Dune” and the Dune series. Frank Herbert’s son, Brian Herbert and Stephen Anderson co-authored prequels to the Dune series and those books are excellent. It was a joy to find out that Brian Herbert was as smart as his father. Not only smart but he could write on the same level as his father. Impressive.

      I also saw Brad Thor on the Kelly File tonight and he happened to mention a Red Cell. I was not familiar with that particular phrase (also mentioned by the guest) which seems to be a reference to a group of outsiders that are specially invited to do thought experiments for the government.

      • Faith

        Correction: The Wool series is my favorite NEW Sci-Fi / dystopic series.

        When I was around 14-15 years old I read three series that impacted me and expanded my horizons, forever. One was the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. The next year I read the Dune series by Frank Herbert. Inbetween I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. All of those books were checked out from my school library. My family didn’t own any of them. My parents were not interested in those types of books. I was. Those books established the foundation of my intellectual life. My school didn’t teach those books to students in the eighth and ninth grade, either. I read those books for the sake of discovery and adventure and learning that each author embedded in their novels. How did I find those books? Accident? Providence? Fate? No idea. But I absolutely want to share my love of great books (not the typical “great books” list, either) with others and thus I share my list with you. Pass it on, pass it forward to the next generation so they might be inspired to keep learning.

      • Faith

        Postscript: when I was reading Asimov and Tolkien and Herbert, girls in my age group were reading books I couldn’t stand! The popular books were The Nancy Drew series and the Little House on the Praire books. I never finished a single Nancy Drew book or a Little House book. Ever.

        Space was the future, for me. I wasn’t interested in the past. Tolkien suited me because the landscape was so large and the realm he created was similar to Dune and Foundation in that there were factions, there was a political landscape that was laid out along with the physical landscape.

        Those landscapes were huge with life and death consequences. I still remember reading Dune and the black-box test and what Paul said to himself during that test: “fear is the little death.” Indeed. I suppose that is the closest I can get to Mr. Hunter’s sage advice at the end of every show, “to fear not.”

  47. Dan

    Dear Mr. Uehlinger: Thank you for sharing your inside knowledge and thoughts with our community. I am sure that you may get some heat in the risk of doing so. The world definitely needs more people like you who can share what is really happening in the complex inner-workings of intelligence operations, government, and geopolitics.

    Dear Greg: Great new guest with a highly relevant perspective! Already look forward to the next time you have him on. If possible, next time could you ask his opinion on the following 2 points?

    1) What is his take on the extent to which the NEO-Cons (i.e., Wolfowitz et al., and to some extent the Military-Industrial-Complex & Pentagon) pull the strings in Washington. In other words, how much control are these major forces exerting at the top levels of the US Gov’t? Is Obama in control or are they?

    2) It would also be great to get his opinion regarding how the CIA influences the MSM (your former employers…) both in the US and also in Europe, and Canada. A great reference regarding this question is the chilling testimony given by a top European journalist named Udo Ulfkotte during his interview with RT; the link is here:

    European media writing pro-US stories under CIA pressure – German journalist

    A must watch video for all!

  48. Rezo

    Hi Greg , At least you now have it confirmed that the CIA watches USA Watchdog and in brief this is an attempt at propaganda through your site .The CIA is not some child friendly organisation lets get real. I disagreed with most of what he said particularly the Russian jet shoot down reasoning and the quote by Putin that he is sabre rattling re nuclear weapons .He does not say what he does not mean ,and further he does exactly what he says In fact he has categorically stated that American cities will not be spared in the event of conflict ,I would take what he says very very seriously .
    In my opinion if this guy is going on the speaking trail this is simply a ploy to protect CIA operatives post crash from any blame ,as a previous writer stated you can never leave the secret service totally in any country ,only in a pine box .

    • Greg Hunter

      Sure Rezo, but would you rather I would not have taken the risk of putting Scott on? It was worth the risk and we got some really good information on how but the divide there is inside our own government. What do you want?

      • Rezo

        Hi Greg ,I’m not criticizing you on your choice of guests .I am simply stating my opinion on my life’s experiences for the benefit of your less informed readers who may not realise exactly how this stuff works .In fact having this type of guest works well for the benefit of your readers that they see the BS first hand and become more objective thinkers .After all isn’t this the purpose of WD?

        • Greg Hunter

          No problem. I took a chance with Mr. Uehlinger and knew there would be some blow back but I thought it was worth the risk and he did put up a few revelations. The biggest is revealing the split between the Intel community and the Obama Administration.

          • WD


            The split signifies that there may those in high places that do want to stop or fix the course we are on and that maybe they want to make sure this country survives….Just a guess.

  49. Doug


    Fantastic interview. As another poster had opined there is no such thing as a retired CIA agent let alone a Station Chief. He is still under secrecy and loyalty oaths. What I do find very interesting is the chasm that is developing between parts of our government and the administration.

    Scott wouldn’t have done the interview and said what he did basically damning this administrations ideology without blessings from above….either overt or covert. This tells me that factions within the agency are getting more and more antagonized about what is going on. When parts of the government oppose other parts of the government…well, what can I say? A house divided against itself will certainly fall. It’s encouraging that we still have some decent people in the military and intelligence agencies that understand the big picture and are not going to just blindly submit to this nation’s destruction.

    He did mention that Putin is a pragmatist and it’s obvious that Putin does care about his country and Russia’s national interests. Would to God we could say the same. Once again great interview and hopefully Scott can be one of your regulars. When you bring him back I’d love for him to talk about Russia, it’s people and how they see things over there.

    • Greg Hunter

      The big picture is this interview DID expose a big difference of opinion in our government. I thought this was one of the main points.

  50. Linda

    Hi Greg:
    I have an extremely interesting, highly intelligent elderly gentleman friend who years ago had top level government security clearance. I can tell you from listening to him talk, it’s clear to me that his cover, with his doctorate and extensive educational experience was traveling ALL over the world analyzing businesses that were in trouble and offering strategies for streamlining/repair. Occasionally he speaks of an incident which occurred years ago where his plane was hijacked somewhere in the Middle East by an Iranian militant. My friend survived the affair and discusses this incident openly because I don’t think that it was directly related to his missions/work. But he NEVER makes any mentioned of the security work that he did for the government, as it’s understood that to do so could get him into massive trouble. Out of curiosity, I’m just wondering how Scott U. who hasn’t been retired for long from his government security position is able to freely make the circuit, sharing information so openly without compromising himself?

    • Greg Hunter

      I don’t know Linda. He reached our two months ago and I thought about it and finally put him on because I thought it was worth the risk.

      • Maggie

        I’m a nobody, but I get the impression what is going on behind the scenes with Obama is so bad that those who normally keep silent cannot any longer. I believe there are still some in government who care about our country.

        Greg, thanks for presenting different viewpoints and letting readers form their own conclusions.

  51. Rock

    Thank you for expanding your investigative body of work. The economic malady that we are in is only a portion of the mess that we are facing. Great interview.
    Keep up the great work, my brother.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Rock.

  52. Paul

    Former CIA Officer Scott Uehlinger says: “the CIA is not responsible for making policy” … so this means it is the higher powers that are intent on “splitting people apart” using the religious card as the dividing tool … since religious leaders have trouble uniting under their belief in God … perhaps religious leaders can unite under their common belief in Gold … what we need “to bind the different religious leaders together in common cause” is for some dim wit politician to suggest that the government confiscate all the gold that religious organizations hold in order to further the governments claim that “gold is a worthless relic” … the way some dim wit politician is doing now in India where seizure is imminent! …

    • Paul

      Churches, Mosques and Synagogues should “all unite” and take concerted joint protective action to prevent what is happening in India from happening here (using the freedom of religion and separation of Church and State clauses of the Constitution) … what is happening in India is a clear warning that Holy Objects should be made out of “gold plated copper” (the way bankers use a second set of books) … and burying “the real stuff” … before the IRS agents come to claim their religious gold objects!

  53. Diane D.

    Turkey blocking Russian ships in the Black Sea by Turkey would violate international law? Seriously, how many decades have passed since Washington DC and blood-thirsty Neocons given a hoot about that?

    The ‘supreme crime’ of international law is the Crime of Aggression. America is the greatest international criminal in the world. Payback will be hell. Let’s talk about that.

  54. Paul

    Judicial Watch releases new evidence that proves our forces were “ready to go” to help those besieged at Benghazi … but where “held back” by officials … were these officials “sworn to protect American citizens” located in the State Department or elsewhere?

  55. tulip

    Hmmm…. 2013……
    “The COMEX will default in the next week or several weeks and people will be “settled” with Dollars, no more metal will be delivered! So, knowing that “game over” has arrived–Famed precious metals analyst Bill Holter in Silver Doctors, April 2013”

    sil doc site Dec 14 15

    • JC Davis

      Tulip. How much do you think the Interest rate will be increased ? 1% ? 5% ? If not Why? I get your point about predictions being wrong on timing, but has anything gotten better in the last two years ? Will it all be fixed in 2016 ? If so please tell our government how to do it. Otherwise why down the people telling what the MSM ignores. There doing a good justice for me. I can only wish I knew in 2007 what I did not know in 2008. Sure there timing is off. They are human not God.

    • Paul

      With Obama losing credibility with his own people … could perhaps Assad now be thinking of regime change for America? … not likely … as there is no need to build an oil pipeline here (as Buffet has all the oil transport rail lines locked up)!

  56. Lake M


    Bravo for having Mr. Uelringer as your guest. Always nice to hear someone from the other side speak up. Wish you would have asked him about CIA involvement in Afghan heroin and weapons dealings throughout the mideast. Also it would have been interesting to hear his comments on Israel and Saudi Arabia and their role in the chaos throughout the region.

    It is sad that our intelligence agency since the end of WWII, has been responsible for the death, torture and destruction of millions of people and their societies while carrying out policy for the global elite in their greedy attempt to control the world’s wealth. Imagine the better world we would have today if their efforts would have directed to improving the world condition.

    I’m not saying Mr Uelringer has blood on his hands personally, but many of his associates do. I also found his admission of not knowing much about economics peculiar. Kind of hard to be an intelligence agent without that knowledge.

  57. Al

    So it’s an “oops” moment by the CIA to recruit “the wrong” type of people huh? So it’s all the Administration’s fault for pushing this “erred” policy on the CIA huh? So the CIA is not really blood-guilty but are mainly the victims of such policies huh? So the CIA is ignorant of the real news, financial and otherwise huh? Greg, I appreciate the different view but in listening to this B.S. propagandist it validates my theory, that the government thinks we are all brainless GMO sucking TV watching moronic idiots. If this guy is reading this comment and thinks I’m wrong, then he falls under the above description. No wonder this country is in so much trouble! And how much did he make at the CIA? How do I get a job like that?

    • Greg Hunter

      I was shocked he admitted this.

      • Al

        Excellent journalism Greg, always appreciated.

        • Greg Hunter

          Thank you Al.

  58. Jerry

    Greg, this is not sustainable. According to my contacts the oil companies have to make $60. a barrel to break even. Look where it is now. Oil company defaults can’t be far behind.

    • JC Davis

      Jerry. Makes me question how much money is the government funding the bankrupting companies.

    • Galaxy 500

      Depends on where they are drilling. It isn’t that high on Saudi

  59. Paul

    After Ted Cruz said he would drop nuclear weapons in Syria … Donald Trump moves up in the polls … http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2016/trump_change

    • Paul

      Is it any wonder Syrians are swarming into Europe by the millions where it is less likely they will get nuked by crazy politicians from other counties!

    • JC Davis

      Paul I want to see Trump, and Hitlery in a debate. If he wins the nomination, and debates like he is doing today it will be a thrill. I smell dead flesh burning. She is the real life Walking Dead.

  60. Coal Burner

    This is a great iterview gathering as new frontline info as we can possibly get. Just about every word he says is really good stuff. First note this man wore the uniform, second I believe 98% of what he says and that is my maximum belief of what anyone says. I would remind that I have said before, he is a one of us American and we are one of him. I have been wondering what was going on with CIA and he paints a picture that connects all the dots. He is careful, that is what the hedging is about “information in the public domain.” He will always be owned by CIA like many in other people in agencies of DOD and national protection alphabet soup id’s that we who have some incite don’t even know. He has to avoid total wrath by avoiding politics like the fact that Hillary was the tool shipping the Kadaffi weapons to Syria early on to pre ISIL Islamists that of course in CIA’s effort to please an ideological dilusioned administration may have accepted people they thought they could control. Of course we know they turned like mad dogs on civilization. Yes, now Obama and his close hinchwomen are doing this. CIA follows orders. His comments on Russia ring true to me too. Our problem is that Obama was raised in another world and has no idea about American ideology. He had to create his own while taking advantage of goof off education slick moves and smoking pot. The trouble is braindead drugged out hippies, gullible minotities and spinelsss, self guilty whites outnumbered reasonable and intelligent people who actually voted. They are getting their due, being economically bled out of the middle class and they are going to lose their free financial ride in the end.

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Coal.

  61. Coal Burner

    eddiemd, I am betting you would get nothing on Bengazi. He knows what Hillary is!!!!!!!!!

  62. Deanna Johnston Clark

    British Army Intelligence knew ahead of Market Garden what was waiting for their airborne troops. They yelled their heads off and were told to shut up, that the drop was already planned and would not be cancelled. The intelligence officers were not welcome at later reunions. Nobody liked having them around because the British make great heroic myths of their catastrophes!!

  63. JC Davis

    Greg I never thought the vote on your site would be opposed to the constitution, and in favor of Sharia law. Shocking.
    We are in deep trouble.

    • Greg Hunter

      I have the feeling that someone voted many times to get that outcome. In short, they gamed the system, and they did it because they are scared that the veil is being pulled down about the radical Islamic Jihads planning murder in America. Vote for the Constitution people.

      • JC Davis

        That is what Allen Ols said.

    • Galaxy 500

      Mohammed had his fellow lost souls vote it up.

  64. red

    Its’s funny a lot of people are expecting some sort of market crash, bonds’ etc but seriously people at the top know drop one ball, one plate, one little thing and it’s over which tells’ me IF there is a “collapse” it will be monetary. People should realise the mentality in the economic thinking here really is no different to Robert Mugabe’s thinking during the Zimbabwean hyper inflation , recall their stock market went to the moon! these people realise this is systemic now , they will destroy every last sniff of capital, collateral before admitting they are wrong, exactly the same mentality of the elite just before the storming of the Bastille. These people at the top are 100% disconnected from reality now.

    • Deanna Johnston Clark

      Dear God in Heaven…are they that inbred and cross eyed? Didn’t some of their mothers have love affairs with decent mutts?

  65. tulip

    JSMineset features Bill Holter on false flags…

  66. Diana Dee Jarvis

    He had Russian intelligence officers at his wedding? Did his wife know that? Haha. He raised a good point about economic events being mismanaged through incompetence instead of conspiracy. I think it’s really a combination. Conspirators can make stupid mistakes too.

  67. Bob Lamb

    On a more positive note, if you want to see/hear an excellent Christmas devotional, checkout:

  68. Occasnltrvlr

    In spite of China’s overall debt (cited by a commenter back on Oct. 15 of this year), and despite their jerry-rigging of data ( http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-14/chinese-officials-admit-significantly-faking-and-overstating-economic-data ),
    one need only have faith! Now that it has caught fire as a reserve currency after the IMF’s announcement, keep searching for that target with both hands, and ignore the postings of “the worst kind of” trolls, for aaaaany day now, the Chinese will back the Yuan with gold.

    The world’s monetary system is a big, big ship, which, barring war, takes a very long time to turn around. This fact, along with the realities of military might (which, of course, is reciprocal, depending upon the existing monetary system), and of feeding people through a smoothly-functioning economy, are lost on some.

    The current monetary system is unsustainable, which is self-evident by its very design. Gold may very well be introduced into current systems, most likely with a toehold in trade, if it happens. But, mark my words: the Chinese will not back the Yuan with gold.

    Do you think they will? Specify a timeframe, solely at your discretion, and let’s meet back here afterward. Then, you can recite the faults in my previously-cited case (or, perhaps, vice versa).

    • Galaxy 500

      I have said all along that the U$D gained traction because of rule of law. The Yuan is a communist currency. Why Jerry thinks a currency controlled by a communist government is the bees knees is beyond me. The Chinese could decide that you don’t get to trade your bonds, exchange your yuan, etc.
      There is no rule of law in China nor property rights.
      BRICS is in a shambles. Not saying that the USA doesn’t have problems, we are technically bankrupt but then so is Europe and Asia.
      I also hear about IMF gold, most of which is ours. It is stored in the NY Fed. Does anyone believe after we bailed out the banks in Europe that they are going to get IMF gold if there is a collapse?

      • Occasnltrlvr

        “Dude,” indeed, Mr. 500.

  69. Veronica

    Judge Walker-Diallo is Muslim, and was sworn in on 10 December 2015 as a New York City Civil Court Judge. Swears oath on Koran instead of Bible.

    Just wondering if anyone has a problem with this?

    • Calgirl

      I don’t trust much of what a Muslim says given that the Koran explicitly gives Muslim’s the O.K. to lie in furtherance of Islam.

    • Linda

      This is the “change” that our current POTUS promised, and it’s occurring within all levels now…

    • sk

      No. As long as he obeys the Constitution of The United States. What did federal judge of the U.S. District Court, Souther District of New York, Alvin K. Hellerstein, swear on?

      • Linda

        “He” is a she….. New York Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo, a black Muslim woman, who was recently sworn in with her hand on the Quran, while wearing her traditional hijab. Will her interpretation of the law innately come from Sharia Law, or will she abide by the US Constitution? We’ll see….. There are other Muslims in the US who currently hold HIGH office that are NOT adhering to the US Constitution, and they’re NOT making the best decisions for the welfare/safety of American Citizens. As a result, I’m very suspicious/reluctant to see any Muslims holding high office in America. There are good Muslim people out there, but I must say I believe wholeheartedly that the Muslim “religion” in itself is nothing but a political system seeking/teaching world dominance/destruction of everyone (including children) who refuse to convert (comes straight from the Quran/hadith).

        • Faith

          Linda, you are spot on. Islam is a political system that has hijacked religion. I consider it a fraud. So does Matthew Bracken. You would think that Bracken suddenly turned up and is a genius but he has been working hard for a decade.

          As people here know, I am a skeptic and tough on ideas I find weak or unsupported or false. Bracken is a hard-hitter and so far, I can find nothing in his articles that is unsound. The weird part about Bracken, for me, is the more I read his books and articles (from the past) the more his words ring true and prophetic. Here is the link: https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/bracken-tet-take-two-islams-2016-european-offensive/

          Pass it forward. The world needs to wake up, and wake up sooner rather than later!

      • Galaxy 500

        And 60% of moslems here in the USA want shira law here. The koran instructs the minions of Satan to lie to infidels to further Satan’s work.

    • Galaxy 500

      Yes, she was sworn in on Satan’s bible, the koran. She will begin to bring the evil of shira law here.

    • Faith

      Yes. Here is a short summary of the cult of islam from Matthew Bracken:

      “Islam is similar to a self-replicating supercomputer virus. It is a hydra-headed monster, designed by its creators to be an unstoppable formula for global conquest. It’s almost impossible to eradicate, because it has no central brain or control center. Islam is like a starfish: when you cut off a limb, another grows to replace it. The names of the Muslim leaders, and the names of their Islamic groups, are transitory and ultimately unimportant. Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda are succeeded by Al-Baghdadi and the Islamic State, but they will all pass from the scene and be replaced by others. While Muslim leaders and regimes have come and gone, Islam itself has remained steadfastly at war with the non-Muslim world for 1,400 years.

      Islam does not recognize secular national boundaries. To devout Muslims, there are only two significant realms of the world. First is the Dar al-Islam—the House of Islam, which is the land of the believers. The other is the Dar al-Harb—the House of War, which must be made Islamic by any means, including violent jihad. The expansion of Islam is sometimes held in check for long periods, but more often Islam is on the march, acquiring new territory. Once conquered by Islam, territory is rarely taken back, Spain being a notable exception.”

      Link to the full article: https://westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2015/11/29/bracken-tet-take-two-islams-2016-european-offensive/

  70. Dale Kosted, D.V.M.

    This is a long post but I feel like the intelligent visitors to your site will benefit from one of the clearest explanations of what the founders meant by “natural born citiizen” I have come across. The founding fathers were brilliant men but they parsed every word that was finally chosen to be in the Constitution and nothing is superfluous. It is truly the “User’s Manual of Freedom”.

    The Fourteenth Amendment and a “natural born citizen”

    A common misunderstanding of “natural born” citizenship comes from the Fourteenth Amendment, but a strict reading of the fourteenth amendment is quite clear that this only conveys an at birth naturalized citizenship. Those born in the United States at the time of adoption and afterwards were only citizens. Those who wrote the amendment knew exactly what they were doing. Because of the distinctive use of “natural born citizen” and “citizen,” in Article II, Section 1 the simple fact that being born in the United States does not make one a “natural born citizen,” it only makes one “a citizen.”

    The Fourteenth amendment states in Section 1,

    Section 1 – “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    Obviously missing is the conveyance of “natural born” status to these citizens. In fact what is obviously included in the text is the term “naturalized.” This section has several clauses, the first deals with citizenship.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

    The second deals with prohibiting the states from passing laws denying the protection of citizenship from any citizen, “natural born” or naturalized.

    No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

    The fifth section details something very important, it reads

    Section 5 – “The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

    Article 1, Section 8 enumerated the powers Congress has. The only power Congress has over citizenship is found here. It reads,

    “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;”

    To make the freed slaves citizens, naturalization was the only power the 14th Amendment granted Congress to use. Look it up in the Constitution. Congress had no intention and no authority to making everyone born under the 14th Amendment “a natural born citizen.” This is born out by Congressional records regarding the debate of the Fourteenth Amendment. By the chief architect of Section 1 of this amendment.

    “I find no fault with the introductory clause, which is simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen; but, sir, I may be allowed to say further, that I deny that the Congress of the United States ever had the power or color of power to say that any man born within the jurisdiction of the United States, and not owing a foreign allegiance, is not and shall not be a citizen of the United States.” John A. Bingham, (R-Ohio) US Congressman, Architect of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, March 9, 1866 Cong. Globe, 39th, 1st Sess., 1291 (1866), Sec. 1992 of U.S. Revised Statutes (1866), Cf. U.S. Const. XIVth Amend.

    There is no doubt that anyone born under the 14th Amendment who is not subject is a “naturalized citizen,” or just “a citizen,” as the Amendment states. They are not natural born citizens.

    To further understand why this is so, is to look at the first clause carefully.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

    The words “born or naturalized” are joined with the conjunction “or,” and logically an or implies either of the two are equal. What they are equal in is being a citizen. Not “a natural born citizen.” This expressly negates the idea that simple birth of a person who is “subject to the jurisdiction” confers the coveted “natural born” status. If the term “citizen” did in fact convey a “natural born” status, then who were naturalized would be considered “natural born.”
    Obviously, this is not the case, as it would mean that people like Kissinger, Albright and Schwarzenegger could run for office. Clearly, the Fourteenth Amendment is not conferring “natural born” status on anyone, it only confers simple citizenship and the universal rights given to all citizens, “native born” and naturalized. In fact, several Supreme Court Cases since the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment restrict citizenship claims based on being born geographically within the United States, and bestows the coveted “natural born citizen” title to the children of citizens, while affirming simple citizenship to the children born to aliens.

    1. The Slaughterhouse Cases 83 U.S. 36 (1873) The Fourteenth Amendment excludes the children of aliens. “The phrase, “subject to its jurisdiction” was intended to exclude from its operation children of ministers, consuls, and citizens or subjects of foreign States born within the United States.”
    2. Minor v. Happersett 88 U.S. 162 (1874) The Fourteenth Amendment draws a distinction between the children of aliens and children of citizens. “The Constitution does not in words say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also.”
    3. Elk v. Wilkins 112 U.S. 94 (1884) The phrase “subject to the jurisdiction” requires “direct and immediate allegiance” to the United States, not just physical presence. “This section contemplates two sources of citizenship, and two sources only: birth and naturalization. The persons declared to be citizens are “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” The evident meaning of these last words is not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction and owing them direct and immediate allegiance. And the words relate to the time of birth in the one case, as they do to the time of naturalization in the other. Persons not thus subject to the jurisdiction of the United States at the time of birth cannot become so afterwards except by being naturalized, either individually, as by proceedings under the naturalization acts, or collectively, as by the force of a treaty by which foreign territory is acquired.”
    4. Wong Kim Ark Case, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) Affirms that “natural born citizen,” is the child of an existing citizen. “The right of citizenship never descends in the legal sense, either by the common law or under the common naturalization acts. It is incident to birth in the country, or it is given personally by statute. The child of an alien, if born in the country, is as much a citizen as the natural born child of a citizen, and by operation of the same principle.”
    5. Perkins v. Elg, 307 U. S. 325 (1939) In citing a long series of cases, involving minors removed from their US domicile by their foreign born parents, the Supreme Court distinguishes the difference of “a native born person” of two naturalized citizens can become President. This distinction of citizenship is not made to the others, only that their Jus soli citizenship is intact if at the age of majority they reclaim it.

    As you can see from the intent of the Founding Fathers to the Supreme Court decision that “a natural born” is the child of citizens. A natural born citizen is not the child of an alien. In this there is no doubt. The question now that we seek answered is that Barack Hussein Obama, II is both the child of an alien who never had any intention on becoming a naturalized citizen and the child of a citizen minor. If Barack Hussein Obama, II was in fact born in Hawaii, he is a citizen under Jus soli and afforded all rights any citizen has. But he is not a citizen under Jus sanguinis, because we have laws that dictate how Jus sanguinis citizenship can be transferred. If Barack Hussein Obama, II cannot claim citizenship under Jus sanguinis then he is not a natural born citizen.

    While many patriots will argue with clear conviction “natural born” should be narrowly interpreted as to mean both parents must be citizens, giving birth to that child under the jurisdiction of the United States of America, they do accept that Jus sanguinis citizenship can be passed from one parent in accordance to the law of the land at the time of birth. So what was the law of the land at the time for giving a person Jus sanguinis citizenship?

    There three ways for a person claim citizenship, what most of us think of first is called Jus soli, “the right of the soil,” which is the physical location your place of birth. The second is what is called Jus sanguinis, “the right of blood,” which you inherit from your parents. The third is a combination of Jus soli and Jus sanguinis, and it is this combination that determines if one is a natural born citizen. Since any citizenship under Jus solis is codified by the Fourteenth Amendment, we only find laws for passing citizenship via Jus sanguinis on August 4th, 1961 in the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (McCarran-Walter Act). This act states that in order for Obama’s right of blood citizenship to be passed to him, that since he only had one parent who was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten years, at least five of which had to be after the age of 14. Barack Hussein Obama, II fails the test for the right to claim “natural born citizen” status.

    Common sense tells us that both Jus soli and Jus sanguinis are what the Founding Fathers intended when they penned the phrase “a natural born citizen.” For imagine foreigners owing allegiance to a foreign power, arriving in America, giving birth to a child and immediately returning home to their country with their child. This child is reared for 21 years in a culture that hates America and that wants to see America destroyed. On the child’s 21st birthday this child returns to the United States of America, claiming their citizenship based Jus soli. For fourteen years they live in the United States, supported covertly by these foreign powers, growing in wealth and stature until they reach the age of 35 years. This scenario cumulates with this child of the soil, not having one drop of American blood in their veins, becoming President and destroying this country. Considering that countries are a creation of mankind, and non-existent in nature, natural loyalties are too blood.

    “To disregard such a deliberate choice of words and their natural meaning would be a departure from the first principle of constitutional interpretation. ‘In expounding the Constitution of the United States, every word must have its due force, and appropriate meaning; for it is evident from the whole instrument, that no word was unnecessarily used, or needlessly added. The many discussions which have taken place upon the construction of the constitution, have proved the correctness of this proposition; and shown the high talent, the caution, and the foresight of the illustrious men who framed it. Every word appears to have been weighed with the utmost deliberation, and its force and effect to have been fully understood.” Chief Justice Roger B. Taney

    The Constitution directly specified 3 types of citizens, at the time of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment as those who are “citizens,” those who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution, and natural born citizens. The architects of the Fourteenth Amendment had two to choose from in granting citizenship under this amendment, they choose just a citizen, and rejected “a natural born citizen.”

    • sk

      Like I said, ‘No’. If he (sorry, she, but that’s immaterial) obeys the American Constitution. I don’t think you people clearly understand that government and religion are SEPARATE in the United States. Isn’t that why some Americans go to court to get Christian Christmas displays removed from in front of city halls and public libraries? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

      • sk

        Let me elaborate: Assume the hypothetical situation in which Joe Schmoe has been selected to be circuit judge of Schmoeville. It just so happens that Joe Schmoe worships The Great Flying Spaghetti Monster. TGFSM tribe’s holy book is ‘The Spaghetti Manifesto’. Joe is entitled to be sworn in with his hand on ‘The Spaghetti Manifesto’. Why? Because 1)most other judges get sworn in with their hands on the Bible 2) Amendment I To The Constitution Of The United States Of America states: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof……’ that is to say that if you allow the majority’s holy book to be used in the swearing in ceremony, you must allow a minority’s holy book to be used also. P_rinciples cannot be applied selectively. It goes without saying, once in, the judge has to obey The American Constitution.

  71. Robert

    Greg, how can you blow up Isis oil well heads without causing an ecological disaster? Didn’t Saddam do that to the well heads in Kuwait. Remember how long it took to get those fires out in an area contained by the coalition. Imagine how many years the wells would be spiting out flames in a war torn arena. A true disaster would occur. Fire, oil and gas equals a mess. Am I missing something here?

    • Greg Hunter

      Robert I am sure you can simply stop the pumps and leave the oil way under ground.

  72. Rik

    Hi Greg ,
    Good to see a different view point, but Im not buying it, Ive been researching for about six years now and this is a very complicated jigsaw puzzle with many false pieces, Imo there is a dark hand behind many things, as Jim Sinclair says to stupid to be stupid, we know the MSM, the US Military, the Fed and Treasury and large banks all have some part to play and thats just the US ,there is the IMF, EU unelected officials , Imo these pieces have been put together over many decades, the laws all-round the world are changing for more control over people, just this week the Paris climate summit are an example, If one was to create some sort of New World Order out of Kaos there plan seems to be working.
    I have put here a youtube Video for those who want to learn more its called ” Secrets In Plain Sight” goes for a while but i think its very helpful in back ground knowledge.
    IM not sure how everything joins together but the powers behind the world have always been there, we are going through a time when they are showing there hand.

  73. Dolly dogger/

    Hi Greg: I’m wondering what you think: a slow burn collapse or a sudden crash?
    Thanks & Love for keeping the Light shining,
    Teri Saccone/ Dolly

  74. boris chikvashvili

    Well, Dear Greg,
    Intelligence is great.
    Did you really need to doubt anything like this though?
    Did not I tell you already that, the entire purpose of ISIS and made up war is the desire for SAUDIA+EMIRATES wanting and approved for possible gas pipeline to EUROPE, so that they can screw RUSSIA!
    Sorry, if this was not clear to the officer interviewed either.
    It is clearly good for him to verify, what was not really so hard to conclude, that TURKEY is just a way for it to destabilize Syria because WEST and EMIRATES want to screw RUSSIA. Except PAPA BEAR would have nothing to do with it , NOBODY COULD FOOL PUTIN as to what was going on. Israel( Leviathan), and Now Egypt( Zhor) huge GAS discoveries are also part of it and everybody is trying to take the EURO GAS market . Is / was this so hard to know? ( you can read my hint in my last comment).
    In any case, it is good to have “PAPER PROOF ” , but that is about it.
    The real reasons the SYRIA is destabilized is / was clear and office should have known it
    Maybe he did. No problem.
    In any case at http://facebook.com/boris.chikvashvili you can find ( FREE AND ANONYMOUS no need to become friends with me(:-, unless you find me nice guy) you can find how we bought the OIL at the 4cents from the bottom of yesterday.
    Well, the rest is clear, if this the real , final bottom, then keep all the money, and hold fast on it. Do not recommend purchase now, because risk is higher ( not couple dollars any more(:- )

    ENJOY and
    thanks for excellent work
    Not everybody has time or inclination to follow politics via money trail, but i try because for me it is a matter of eating or not(:-

  75. boris chikvashvili

    Another hint,
    Just follow the money trail
    Did not somebody need to make sure that OIL prices are low
    so that INFLATION would low
    So that SOCIAL SECURITY COLA( cost of living) will not increase this year
    Is not that saving $50 Billion dollars, / Year

    Did i say follow money?

    Free OIL, buy SAUDIA and via ISIS was a GOD SEND to Treasury
    Let us enjoy that Seniors
    Thanks Greg

    • boris chikvashvili

      Correction Free OIL, by Saudia…

      • boris chikvashvili

        Did not i also say at some point that Cycles are God Made, but Man make it work? Yes, 2016 was supposed to have LOW INFLATION AND LOW OIL PRICES, so said God and so the man made it work.
        AHA Cycles(:-

        • boris chikvashvili

          Actually do not get me wrong,
          It was not so bad that INFLATION ( at least in OIL) was low that gave some money, those Seniors with Winnebago Trucks, and even those staying home had lower heating costs. That could make up what they will lose in Social Security Checks , so it is may have been WIN WIN this time around.
          It is not all so bad(:-

  76. Grafique

    Greg, thank you so much for having this guest on. His experiences and perspective almost completely back up my own viewpoint, which is that most internet geopolitical theories are bogus. The various administrations and lawmakers are still who guide world events today. This is why it is still absolutely critical to vote in each election, because it does matter, whether your favorite internet sites agree with that or not.

    As to the cause of a coming economic collapse, I do disagree with your guest. He does not believe that a sudden collapse is likely; rather he looks for a slow decline. I personally believe, and I have stated on here several times, that the one major event which will cause worldwide turmoil is the coming invasion of Israel led by Russia and Iran. This invasion is described in detail in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. I believe that this invasion will trigger a worldwide nuclear war. Once that happens, you can kiss the old way of living goodbye. The scary part of this is that the militaries of Russia and Iran are now at Israel’s northern border.
    I personally would love to see much more of Mr. Uehlinger.

    • aussie jeff

      I aired those thoughts some months back, Russia and probably Iran along with maybe a couple of others including Ethiopia.
      While Yahweh/Jehovah has according to His word resettled them in their own land,they as yet have not repented and turned to Him,it will not be until they are taken to an inch of their existance once again, that the nation will repent and follow the ONLY true God that rescued them out of Egypt all those centuries ago.
      Isaiah and Jeremiah give account as to what yet has to take place.
      Thanks your post was an encouragement to me.

  77. tulip

    Bill Black updates on implicit big bank immunity in America
    Posted on December 15, 2015 by Danielle Park
    While assisting the prosecution of JPMorgan and Countrywide in Florida by the Department of Justice, TRNN regular Bill Black was dismissed from the case by the assistant US Attorney, who described him as a “Jihadist”. Here is a direct video link.

    Posted in Main Page | Comments Off

  78. Linda

    This is what happens with unfettered immigration:

  79. Chip

    don’t know how you found this guy but GREAT addition Greg. very interesting view points, keep it up… Chip

    • Greg Hunter

      Thank you Chip. He reached out two months ago via email and finally got him on.

  80. Max

    Scott Uehlinger seems to be a voice of reason in an insane world.
    Thanks for having him as a guest.

  81. EDV


    The CIA owns the main street media, now they’ve gotten to you. Looks like I need to start looking for some other alternative media site that hasn’t been infultrated. He emailed you? Maybe his trying to ride you of patriots, I’m concerned. I wouldn’t put it past the CIA. Even the people’s remarks on here sound like CIA plant/moles. Sorry Greg, I’m out.

    • Faith

      EDV: I am not a plant or a mole or a paid writer! I am a real person and speak my mind as it is my right under the First Amendment. If this White House or the CIA or the NSA or anyone else does not like what I say? Too bad. What are they going to do? Arrest me? Put me in a cage? Kick in my door and kill me? Go ahead. I refuse to live in fear.

  82. glen

    of course your intelligence reports are not going to be taken seriously, you’re not transgender.

  83. John Farr

    Scott E. Is CIA. He is by definition a professional liar. He wouldn’t have had the job he had if he wasn’t an excellent liar. He would not be allowed on without a purpose. The Only place that he broke from the ‘acceptable’ narrative was on the time frame for economic collapse. He said SLOW ,over years! NOW you should know it’s going to be soon,and it’s going down HARD AND FAST. There’s a lot of blocked YouTube videos out there now. Heads up people! They say people are at their best when t he going gets tough . We shall see. Everything is as it should be.

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