An audit refers to an official financial examination, to which every person, corporation, and government organization in the United States is subject. To be exempt from an audit or to not be audited on an annual basis is practically unheard of, even if a business makes a small amount of money. So, why doesn’t the Pentagon, the headquarters for the United States Department of Defense — which accounts for 54% of the U.S. government discretionary spending — get audited?
To be clear, this is illegal. Legislation that was passed in the early 90s states that all government agencies must be audited on an annual basis. The Pentagon has not been audited for the past 20 years, yet there have been no legal consequences. Instead, the U.S. government awards the Department of Defense with billions of dollars annually. Why does the Pentagon get special treatment from the U.S. government and what exactly is it hiding?
Why the Pentagon Is Long Overdue for an Audit
If you can believe it, the Pentagon has never been audited, despite the fact that it receives the greatest amount of funding from the U.S. government. As a result, an astounding $10 trillion in tax payer money has gone completely unaccounted for since 1996.
“Over the last 20 years, the Pentagon has broken every promise to Congress about when an audit would be completed,” the director of the Audit the Pentagon coalition, Rafael DeGennaro, explained. “Meanwhile, Congress has more than doubled the Pentagon’s budget.”
Not only has the Pentagon’s budget increased year after year, but it will continue to do so without question, despite the fact that tons of this money is wasted or unaccounted for. In fact, just last week President Donald Trump released the preliminary budget proposal, outlining a $52 billion rise in military spending.
This seems strange, especially after the Washington Post exposed just last year that the Pentagon buried a report that proved they wasted $125 billion. The Pentagon tried to hide this internal study out of fear that the U.S. government would decrease its budget, making it more than a little ironic that the Trump administration chose to increase it instead. You can read about this in our CE article here.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has published ample evidence proving the Pentagon has poorly managed its finances, such as when it lost $500 million in U.S. military aid to Yemen. The public feared that the military equipment would be found and used by terrorist groups, although this wouldn’t be anything new, since the U.S. government already sells arms to terrorist groups overseas. You can read more about that in our CE article here.
This isn’t the only time the Pentagon lost money, either; the army lost $5.8 billion, which it claimed was the result of moving equipment between reserve and regular units. The Pentagon Inspector General explained in a 2012 report that units “may experience equipment shortages that could hinder their ability to train soldiers and respond to emergencies.”
It seems like the Pentagon is the one government organization that desperately needs to be audited, yet it continuously refuses to be, claiming that collecting and organizing the required data for an audit would be too expensive and time-consuming. Given that the budget has continuously increased, how is this a sound argument?
There has been significant push for the Pentagon to be audited from the public and politicians from both sides of the political spectrum, including Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. You hear about people and businesses getting haggled and pushed around to provide information to auditors, so why hasn’t the Pentagon received that same treatment?
The Pentagon’s Ties to the Private Sector and the Black Budget
Many people argue that the Pentagon’s lack of accountability goes far beyond the control of the government. Despite the shadow government’s efforts to keep transparency at a minimum, it’s very clear that the elite and corporations strongly influence the government, including the military.
According to William Hartung, the Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, private contractors significantly benefit from the Pentagon’s confusion regarding its funds. Hartung explains that contractors will “periodically intervene to try to stop practices that would make them more accountable.”
One company that hugely benefits from this is Lockheed Martin, as its F-35 fighter-jet program is seriously flawed, yet the government turns a blind eye to this. Hartung explains, “The concept is: benefit from a dysfunctional system because they can charge however much they want and there’s not a lot of quality control.”
Lockheed Martin also holds strong ties to the black budget program, which refers to government programs that are highly classified and operate in secrecy, otherwise known as Special Access Programs (SAPs). Journalist Bill Sweetman determined that approximately 150 SAPs aren’t acknowledged by the government, and most of the government higher ups and high ranking military personnel aren’t even aware of them. That’s because most of these programs are dominated by private contractors like Lockheed Martin. Read more about this in our CE article here.
Lockheed Martin’s Second Director of Skunk Works, Ben Rich, referred to its involvement in these programs, explaining, “We already have the means to travel among the stars, but these technologies are locked up in black projects. It would take an Act of God to ever get them out to benefit humanity. Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do. We have the technology to take ET home.”
The Washington Post revealed that a staggering $52.6 billion was set aside for black budget operations in fiscal year 2013, all of which are “top secret.” It’s important to note that this is only the known amount of funds allocated to the black budget; many other government officials have suggested that these programs receive a lot more funding.
Paul Hellyer, Canada’s former Minister of National Defence, stated in 2008:
It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction, when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard. It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy, when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects about which both the Congress and the Commander in Chief have been kept deliberately in the dark. (2)
What he’s referring to are the highly classified SAPs, which tie into the large amount of money that’s unaccounted for at the Pentagon. On July 16, 2001, in front of the house appropriations committee, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stated: “The financial systems of the department of defence are so snarled up that we can’t account for some $2.6 trillion in transactions that exist, if that’s believable.”
It’s no wonder that the Pentagon continuously refuses to be audited. Just last year the Pentagon was exposed for paying a PR firm $500 million to create fake terrorist videos to paint Al-Qaeda in a negative light (read more about that here). If the Pentagon is involved with false-flag terrorism and the seriously deep-rooted 9/11 propaganda campaign, what else is it hiding?
The Department of Defense’s involvement in black budget programs and blatant overspending and loss of assets puts its reputation into serious question. Combine this with its close ties to the private sector and false-flag terrorism, and it becomes obvious that it’s time for the Pentagon to be audited so we can finally shed some light on their operations.
Canadian Prime Minister Says We Won’t Return To Normal “Until A Vaccine Is Developed”
- The Facts:
Justin Trudeau expressed that things won't go back to 'normal' until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed."
- Reflect On:
Is a vaccine the only solution, or is something else going on here?
The push for a coronavirus vaccine continues strong, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, recently emphasized that point by saying Canadians will remain on ‘lockdown’ for potentially several months, and that what we here in Canada are experiencing “is the new normal, until a vaccine is developed.” (source) This sentiment recently shared by Trudeau echoes what Bill Gates recently stated in a Fox News interview, stating that we wont go back to “normal until” a vaccine has “gotten out to the entire world.” You can read more about that comment here, and watch him say it.
In that article, I wrote about vaccine hesitancy, how it’s grown and has gotten to the point where the World Health Organization has labelled it one of the biggest threats to public health. Whether or not that’s true, is up for you to decide. If vaccines were completely safe and effective for everybody, there wouldn’t be a growing number of physicians standing up for informed consent. Some high-profile speakers at the World Health Organization’s recent Global Vaccine Safety Summit also highlighted the fact that scientists and doctors are now skeptical about vaccines, yet despite this fact, anybody who shares any concerns about vaccines, or presents science showing that vaccines aren’t as safe as they’re marketed to be is instantly labelled as “anti-vaccine” by the mainstream media. Why are the many concerns that are being raised never addressed and rebutted, why are they simply ridiculed? And why is there a growing a mount of doctors and scientists who are questioning vaccine safety?
Professor Heidi Larson, a Professor of Anthropology and the Risk and Decision Scientist Director at the Vaccine Confidence Projec emphasized at the WHO conference this point:
The other thing that’s a trend, and an issue, is not just confidence in providers but confidence of health care providers, we have a very wobbly health professional frontline that is starting to question vaccines and the safety of vaccines. That’s a huge problem, because to this day any study I’ve seen–and we’re constantly looking at any studies in this space–still, the most trusted person on any study I’ve seen globally is the health care provider.
The vaccine discussion is a big one, with a lot of information so I’m not going to go into it entirely here as I’ve already done so with many of my articles.
Why are media outlets like Collective Evolution being censored, demonetized, silenced and having our social media platform distribution cut dramatically for simply sharing information? Why are awareness articles that are properly sourced and present the opinions and studies of various scientists and doctors flagged as “false news?”
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When it comes to such events, the national security state always seems to become even more heightened, and it seems that our basic human rights are constantly stripped from us. We saw it with the war on terror, and experts in the field like William Binney, a former high ranking intelligence official with the National Security Agency (NSA) and one of the highest placed intelligence officials to ever blow the whistle on NSA surveillance programs, for example. He is one of many who have expressed that surveillance was not conducted with the intention of protecting humanity, it’s simply for total population control. This conclusion is not just the opinion of experts like him, but it’s one that many like me have come to after diving into false flag terrorism for years.
I personally believe we are seeing the same thing with regards to this coronavirus pandemic. It will be used politically to take more measures that serve the national security state by stripping us away of more rights and freedoms, under the guise of good will, kind of like what is happening now. Furthermore, the corporations that exercise complete control over the governments will take advantage, pushing hard that the only solution is a vaccine. And that’s what we’re seeing now.
One of the latest experts to share an opinion that counters what we’re seeing within the ‘mainstream’ comes from Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, a specialist in microbiology and one of the most cited research scientists in German history. He called these measures “draconian.” But there are many in the field who have expressed the same thing. Bhakdi created a Youtube channel on March 18th, and has since posted four videos that have received more than one million views, total, in a very short span of time.
I wanted to keep this article short. If you wanted to get up to date with our perspective regarding the new coronavirus, we’ve covered it from multiple angles and you can refer to the articles posted below if you’re interested in going more in-depth.
CE Articles That Go More In Depth Regarding The Coronavirus
US Coronavirus Model Drops Predicted Deaths Down To Approximately 60,000 People
- The Facts:
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a research organization at the University of Washington, have revised their prediction based on updated data to approximately 60,000 deaths in the United States as a result of the new coronavirus.
- Reflect On:
Were the measures that governments took necessary? Should they have the ability and power to take away our rights and freedoms, and in some cases, our ability to go outside?
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According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were approximately 45 million cases of the flu in the United States during the 2017-2018 influenza season, which resulted in nearly one million flu-associated hospitalizations and an estimated total of 61,000 deaths associated with the flu. It begs the question, did this overwhelm our hospitals that year? When it comes to the new coronavirus, the White House recently expressed that the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a research organization at the University of Washington, have revised their prediction based on updated data to approximately 60,000 deaths in the United States as a result of the new corona virus, out of 327,000,000 Americans.
Keep in mind, this is not a comparison to the flu, at all, this is simply a prediction of numbers. If the coronavirus ends up killing just as many people as the flu in the United States, that still doesn’t mean it’s the same.
This is encouraging, given that just last week, the White House was suggesting that up to 200,000 American citizens will die from the new coronavirus. The briefing included projections between 100,000 and 200,000 as a possible best-case scenario but obviously, this isn’t the case anymore. It’s also a dramatic drop from predictions that were ranging in the millions when the virus first started to make its way around the globe, causing fear, panic and hysteria, something many people are still experiencing today as a result of, I would say, media.
Another common theme that’s floating around right now is when people can take antibody tests, for those who desire to do so, because as you probably already know, the new coronavirus can still be present in someone who is asymptomatic. This has many experts suggesting that the total infection rate in the United States and globally is most probably significantly higher than what the numbers are showing. This means that the final death rate will most likely be much lower than what is and will be reported.
Experts in the field have suggested that an accurate death rate will most likely match that of the common seasonal flu. As soon as the World Health Organization put out a case fatality rate of 3.4% for the new coronavirus, multiple academics jumped in and criticized the projection. Three medical professors from Stanford University were among the first to do so. According to an article recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Dr. H. Clifford Lane, and Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the case fatality rate may be less than one percent, and the clinical consequences of Covid-19 may be more similar to that of a severe seasonal influenza. You can read more about that and access that specific article, here.
Not only has the infection rate come under scrutiny, but so has the death rate. There is ample evidence suggesting that the number of deaths attributed to the new coronavirus have not actually come as a direct result of the coronavirus, that coronavirus deaths may actually be miscalculated. I recently published an article about going into the evidence and providing more detail on that, you can read it here if interested.
So, at the end of the day, we may be looking at a higher infection rate, and a lower death rate than what the numbers show. This begs the question, are the actions multiple governments have taken at all justified? Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, a specialist in microbiology and one of the most cited research scientists in German history recently shared his thoughts on the measures that are being taken to combat the new coronavirus. He called them “draconian” and unnecessary, and explained why, to him, they don’t make any sense at all. You can read more about that and watch his video here.
It does make you think, doesn’t it? It’s even more of a head scratcher when people are being censored and deemed as ‘false news’ for simply sharing their opinion, like Dr. Ron Paul, who recently stated,
People should ask themselves whether this coronavirus “pandemic” could be a big hoax, with the actual danger of the disease massively exaggerated by those who seek to profit – financially or politically – from the ensuing panic.
That is not to say the disease is harmless. Without question people will die from coronavirus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the “threat” is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back. (source)
One more thing that I must mention is with regards to the treatment. Events like the coronavirus are a great way to see what governments really care about. This was even more evident not only by the information above, but by the fact that successful treatments were not, and are not receiving much attention from the mainstream media. We have written about that in depth as well, you can see a few examples here, as well as here if you desire more information about that and what specific treatments we are talking about.
Meanwhile, Bill Gates can come on television and state that things won’t go back to normal until a vaccine has reached the entire world. But is this even true?
It begs the question, do our authorities and health care system/pharmaceutical companies actually prioritize our health? Or are they simply in it to turn a profit, among other things? Are our systems that surround us actually designed with the intention to protect us, and treat us? Or is something else going on here?
Are events like these simply used, created, heightened and capitalized on to usher in ‘bigger brother?’ A heightened national security state, one where our rights and freedoms are continually stripped from us, while many agree with the justification to do so as a result of massive propaganda? Similar to what we’ve seen with “the war on terror?”
These are just questions, and as time continues to pass they become more and more relevant, which is why asking these questions has now come under intense scrutiny.
The Bigger Picture
I believe events like this coronavirus pandemic, and others like 9/11 for example, are part of humanities natural evolution. I believe they are happening more frequently now in order to ‘wake up’ even more people, because that’s just what they do. At the end of the day, this pandemic will serve humanity more so than it hurts it, because when it comes down to it, the number of deaths and infections as a result of the new coronavirus won’t be to different from all of the other coronaviruses in circulation, which in itself will make people question just what has happened here. Scientists were able to see it early on, and there will be more publications like the paper recently published in The International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents titled “SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data which stated “that the problem of SARS-CoV-2 is probably being overestimated.” (source) The next question is, was the problem being over-estimated purposefully so a powerful group of people could propose the solution? This kind of thinking is far from a conspiracy theory.
At the end of the day, events like this make us question whether this is really the type of human experience we want to participate in? Why do we continue electing people? Why do we believe that powerful corporations will take care of our health? Why do we believe that one person or group of people can change the world? Why do we keep putting our power in the hands of the few and expecting them to make some sort of significant change on the planet? Why do we believe that electing a certain president will ever solve the real problems humanity faces today? Why are we all still participating and agreeing? Why do we constantly look to our governments for answers and solutions? Why do we continue to believe them? And why are we so easily manipulated and controlled to the point where mainstream media can control our thoughts, perception and emotions about certain events over, and over and over? Is it getting to a point where it’s a “do what we say” or else, type of existence, under the guise that those instructions are necessary for the greater good?
Manipulation and deception can only continue as long as we allow it, and the manipulation and deception we’ve faced with regards to this ‘pandemic’ again, will only serve and help more people question our current paradigm.
The Vatican’s Cardinal George Pell Is Freed From Jail & His Child Sex Abuse Convictions Are Overturned
- The Facts:
Cardinal George Pell, a high ranking Vatican official who was convicted of child sexual abuse has been set free, and all charges have been dropped.
- Reflect On:
How many people in powerful places are involved in such activity?
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Cardinal George Pell, who a couple of years ago became the highest ranking Vatican official to ever be convicted of child sexual abuse, has now been freed from jail after Australia’s highest court overturned his conviction. The 78 year old senior Catholic figure was facing a six-year jail sentence after a jury found he was guilty of sexually abusing two boys in Melbourne in the 1990s. Seven judges ruled unanimously in Pell’s favour, stating that the jury who found him guilty had “not properly considered all the evidence presented at the trial.” Throughout the entire time, Pell maintained his innocence from the moment he was charged in June of 2017, and despite what’s happened since, regardless of whether he’s actually innocent or not, his case has brought even more attention to the on-going problem of pedophilia and sexual abuse in high level places, like the Vatican.
Although the conviction against Pell has been dropped, people will forever ponder if this man is actually guilty of what he was accused of, and perhaps much more. Unfortunately, sexual abuse within the Vatican, and other places of power has been an issue for quite some time. It begs the question, how is this type of activity able to persist and sustain itself? The answer may be simple, it could be that those involved are simply some of the most powerful people in the world. A retired police detective of 25 years, John Wedger, spent a lot of his time investigating child abuse and how it operates continually without being taken down. People are threatened, and in some cases those whom one goes to in order to solve the problem, a ‘higher up,’ is actually involved in it, and the investigation gets shut down You can watch the full testimony of Wedger, here.
It’s disturbing to contemplate the idea that Cardinal George Pell is or would be involved in such things, after all, he himself established The Diocesan Commission Into Sexual Abuse in 1996. If he is in fact guilty, this leads to the point above made by Wedger, that the people responsible for tackling this issue are actually involved and part of the problem. That being said, Pell is innocent under the law.
It’s no secret that sexual abuse scandals have plagued the Catholic Church for decades, and it seems almost every single year. For example, prior to the accusations against Pell, in 2015 a lawyer by the name of Ulrich Weber uncovered that for the the thirty year reign of boys choir run by Benedicts XVI’s elder brother, approximately 600 boys with a “high degree of plausibility” were victims of sexual and physical abuse, or both. The report identified 500 cases of physical abuse, and 67 cases of sexual abused committed by a total of 49 people in a position of power within the church. (source)
Furthermore, it was only a few months ago when Carlo Maria Vigano, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States and Secretary-General of the Governor of Vatican City, implicated multiple church officials, including Pope Francis, in sexual abuse. You can read more about that here.
With everything that’s emerged with regards to Jeffrey Epstein and child sex trafficking over the past couple of years alone, it really makes one wonder, Especially the fact that it seems Epstein was involved in a blackmail operation and working for some powerful people.
A couple of years ago, Pope Francis compared child abuse within the Catholic Church to a “satanic mass.”
The Reverend Gabriele Amorth is another example, he was an Italian Roman Catholic Priest, and an exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, which is an administrative branch of the Catholic Church of Rome. He claimed to have performed tens of thousands of exorcisms over his half a dozen plus decades as a Catholic Priest, and has mentioned a number of times how Satanism is practiced within the Vatican. He has also claimed that girls are commonly kidnapped by a gang of Vatican police and foreign diplomats. He claimed that these girls are recruited for Vatican parties, and crimes with a sexual motive.
Malachi Martin, an Irish Catholic priest and writer on the Catholic Church who published many books exposing the Vatican was originally ordained as a Jesuit priest, he eventually became Professor of Palaeography at the Vatican’s Pontifical Biblical Institute and was one of many who exposed the practice of Satanism within the Vatican.
These are just a few examples of why so many people believe something fishy is going on, regardless of whether or not Pell is innocent or guilty. Is something beyond the abuse of children happening here? Some sort of ‘ritual’ abuse? How has this been ongoing for so long? How are these people and places still able to operate with such power? It seems that they are quite untouchable.
If you’re curious and want to go a little deeper into this kind of thing, beyond the Vatican and into high ranking politicians, possible Royal Family pedophilia and more, you can refer to this article as it goes into much more detail and provides more information.
Our Interview With A Survivor of Elite Level Child Sex Trafficking
Anneke Lucas is an author, speaker, advocate for child sex trafficking victims, founder of the non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga, and creator of the Unconditional Model.
Her work is based off her 30-year journey to restore her mental and physical wellbeing after surviving some of the worst atrocities known to humankind before the age of 12. Sold as a young child into a murderous pedophile network by her family, she was rescued after nearly six years of abuse and torture.
We recently conducted an interview with her. Below is a clip from the four part series, as it was a very long and detailed interview. You can access the full interview and start your free trial HERE on CETV, a platform we created to help combat internet censorship and allow us to continue to do our work and get the word out about various issues and topics.