We were flying over Southern Iraq. British. Flying low to avoid ground fire. Sensors apparently detected missile launch and popped the countermeasures. This happened a great deal. There was no missile this time to my knowledge. Pilots told me sensors often spoofed on things like sunshine glints off water.
I wondered if some enemy were spoofing our birds to test our sensors. Imagine -- before an enemy fires real missiles, enemy shoots a laser to spark our sensors to discharge and waste our defenses.
These countermeasures nearly hit the farmers. Look closely and see a farmer. They probably thought we shot at them.
I write these words beside the Pan Am highway. The highway system stretches from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. In other words, with my American passport, I can walk to this highway, take a right, to Alaska. But if I take a left, I will quickly reach the end of the road.
We barely beat the rains out of the jungle. The peanut butter mud may have left us sleeping miles from the nearest lightbulb or cell signal. I’ll explain more of today in a separate post, after explaining more of yesterday.
After long drive back to Darien, got to sleep at 0100. Up at 0530 and back into the jungle.
Before getting into the jungle proper, we came through this Embera Indian village. An Embera woman seemed to have a monkey. As we got closer, we saw that it was a baby. We said good morning and chatted.
This morning, after Embera Indian with Quapi Baby, and logging truck accident, we came across a peccary baby in the jungle road. Peccary baby ran off into jungle. I asked if peccary are dangerous here. Embera guide told me that in some places, like South America, peccary eat people and people eat peccary, but here it’s mostly people eat peccary.
I mentioned Roddy a several days ago after finding in a tiny village that you will have difficulty finding on Google Earth. The village is Bajo Chiquito, in Darien Province, Panama.
I am still with Embera Indians even in Panama City and we are about to meet in Starbucks. Cannot make up this stuff. We were just together in remote Darien Province in the Darien Gap — a very dangerous place, getting trucks stuck in mud, deep in jungle, going up stream in dugout canoes, pigs in the river, cows in the river, ducking to miss branches, getting out to push the boat over shallows, and then finally coming to an area with many migrants bathing.
I left the Darien jungle yesterday. Back in Panama City. Dangerous roads and traffic. Barely avoided what was almost likely a fatal car crash. After all that Darien jungle...it's the traffic.
The Darien Gap. I was out there. Many videos and photos. No time to publish much at the moment though I have done multiple CBS interviews with John Batchelor, and did another on War Room this morning, and some others offline. Briefing some elected officials, etc. Will go on with Frank Gaffney next Tuesday morning. Flying to Los Angeles this weekend -- am needed for a documentary. I will use that time to head down to Mexican border.
THIS IS NOT EDITED — and been a long four days, so please excuse any wordiness or errors. (I don’t like wordy writing, or errors...but it’s either edit or sleep and we going to another migrant camp tomorrow early.)
Been a very long four days and just got back to “civilization.” Covered in mud and no river around here to jump in. Embera Indians jump in the rivers several times per day and stay clean. Water clear. I just spent four days with Embera Indians.
Am very tired, sun and wind burned, and much to say. Took us a long time to get back due to rains/mud. Four trucks got stuck. Was just me and Embera Indians and one spoke English because he went to school in Oregon. He loves being Embera so came back here. Embera seems to like being Embera like Thais like being Thai.
It’s mid-April and violence is picking up in United States. As I predicted many times long back. Often I wrote these things right here on Patreon, or said during interviews. Of course I cannot tell the future, but I have spent enough time in and studying wars that my estimations are far more likely to become true than not.
Who else, anywhere, predicted far in advance that April 2021 would likely see significant change in the character of unrest? I don’t know of anyone.
Keep track of my words. Hold me accountable. I am very careful before saying or writing something I must live with.
When we walked up, it was easy to guess! I asked if this contraption is for punishment. I don’t know the history of public humiliation but it goes back to at least crucifixion and is carried out globally, including United States, such as through media, or parading handcuffed suspects with orange wearing body armor and cuffs.
Maps are vital during pandemic. Doctors sans-maps was a keen problem while tracking Ebola in Africa. Many villages have the same or similar names. Others are not on any map or remain unnamed dots or misnamed dots.
Tons of languages and cultures. Migrations bring more.
Wars. Malaria. Dengue. Typhoid. When tracking Ebola, many endemic diseases present with similar symptoms that professionals have a great deal of problems sorting signal to noise. Imagine getting reports that X number of people are sick in NoNamey village —and there are at least a dozen villages with same name, spread over hundreds of miles in rough places that contain things like WAR. And you have no idea if those symptoms are from a simple cholera outbreak, or something that will go total “Stephen King” on the world.
Interesting “stuff” ahead. You will see some on news as time unfolds. Some I will claim and others am just working behind scenes, as per normal.
Have been updating key people like Utah Congressman Burgess Owens. He sure works late at night. I sure do. Pay attention to Burgess Owens. Serious man. Does homework.
Wish I could do a fundraiser for stuff I can never publish about.
Separately, in my “spare” time, recently finished reading another book on pandemic. This one on tuberculosis. Title is THE REMEDY. Good read. Then read a book on reading water. Just a beak and very interesting.
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