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If you write long enough for publication, sooner or later you will make a fool of yourself, and then your choice is to admit it or prevaricate. For years I have regarded what I called “conspiracy theorists” as mildly delusional, as inhabitants of a remote societal fringe. I had never really examined their claims, dismissing these out of hand. Recently, though, a friend explained to me what actually happened on Nine Eleven. His account:

It was a Mossad operation (he said). When the towers were built, Jewish firms operating under Anglo false papers plastered key structural elements with nanothermite mixed with a colorant, then painted it with a sealer to prevent odors. Witnesses from the time reported seeing “workers” implanting what looked like detonators in the drying “plaster,” and Israeli ships were known to have unloaded large bags of what looked like explosives late at night in earlier weeks. The “airplanes” were holographic projections and the charges set of remotely, most likely by telepathy. The Arabs dancing with joy in Egypt were in fact Israeli plants. Witnesses reported hearing them shout, “Halavah falafel beit agron!” an ancient Hebrew war cry. Careful examination of photos, since removed from the internet, showed yarmulkes protruding from back pockets.

On examining this evidence, and thinking it over carefully, I decided that it made sense. This opened my eyes to another Deep State deception: The existence of Mars. Here is another of those things we are told as fact by government, totally without evidence. Vast sums of tax money allegedly go into Mars probes, and more will shortly be said to go into manned missions–money that then simply disappears. People cannot go to Mars. There is no such planet.

How many people have actually seen Mars? The question may seem silly to many. We have been brainwashed for so long by government-controlled media that doubt can easily be described as a “fringe theory” or a “conspiracy theory.”

But have you ever looked though a telescope and seen Mars? Or what someone tells you is Mars? Do you know, personally, anyone who has? By “someone” I do not mean an authority figure on television claiming to be an astronomer. Has anyone you know and trust seen Mars? You are actually seeing holographic projections, like the ones used to create the “airplanes” that hit the Twin Towers.

People promoting the official story will respond that tens of thousand of employees of NASA attest to the existence of the planet. They can’t all be in on the “conspiracy,” can they? At first, this seems persuasive. But have you actually met any of these people? Note that we have only the government’s word for the number of these employees, and in any event only a very small number would have access to video “from Mars.”

Yes, we have all seen video on television of “scientists” at NASA seated in control rooms, watching footage from Mars rovers. This is easily faked. In movies you can see convincing scenes of other planets, of other galaxies even, some of them technologically convincing.

Truthers have said for years that the photos look very much like certain parts of the Arizona desert near Tucson re-shot through red filter. The terrain is very similar. Even the scatter patterns of the rocks and their size and surface conformation are identical. Yet no one in the mainstream media has had any interest. Why?

Mark Cavallo, head of the Truthers for Planetary Justice, has said, “There is a wall of silence surrounding the Mars program. I talked to the New York Times, a paper that’s supposed to be dedicated to truth and openness, and an editor flatly said, “You guys are fruitcakes.” That’s the response we get everywhere—the Washington Post, CBS, all of them. When all of the country’s major (and government-controlled) media take exactly the same position, it can’t be by accident. Obviously there is collusion. Nothing else can explain such a uniform answer.”

Although the Arizona-desert theory fit the facts, and little evidence supported the official story, it was ignored.

“Mars” photo from NASA. Below  Arizona desert
“Mars” photo from NASA. Below Arizona desert

Then: A watershed moment for the Mars Truther movement came in 2017 when Alex Kubrick, an employee at the National Archives, came across a file labeled NPR–”No Public Release.” Although he wasn’t supposed to have access, he opened it and found several CDs stamped with “Cocoa Beach—NOFORN Top Secret CR.” Suspiciously, Cocoa Beach is a small town close to Cape Canaveral, where “Mars missions” are launched. “Top Secret CR” is a level of classification higher than Top Secret. “NOFORN” means “no foreign access” CR means “Code Required.” Kubrick knew that such files could only be in the Archives by some mistake.

Perhaps foolishly—almost certainly foolishly—he took the CDs home and looked at them on the high-resolution workstation that he used for working on Archive documents. They turned out to be photos of the “surface of Mars” taken by one of the “Mars landers.” He was puzzled. Nothing of interest here, he thought. We’ve seen these many times on television. True, they weren’t exactly the angles published, but clearly just Martian desert. Why “Top Secret–NOFORN–Code Required”? It didn’t make sense.

Idly bumping up the resolution, he noticed a white speck near the right margin of one of the panoramas of red desert. It looked almost rectangular. Increasing the magnification, he saw a lettered sign:

“Pepe’s Cat Tacos—Eight Miles.”

At this point he knew that the Truthers had been right all along. Mars didn’t exist. He posted the photo, anonymously, he thought on the main Truther site,, and called a friend to give him the news.

Two days later the site disappeared. Check for yourself. Remember, though, that the government is probably monitoring the URL. You could end up in a NSA data base.

Disturbingly, when people called Cavallo–people who had known him for years–they reported that his voice didn’t sound quite right. Almost, yes, but with slightly different inflections, as if it were a trained voice actor. He said that he had wearied of a federal job, and that he and his wife were going to go to a small town in Wyoming, which he didn’t name, and start a new life. He was never heard from again.

Draw you own conclusions.

In the following months, Truthers with experience in digital mapping analyzed a copy that Cavallo had managed to post on a site in the Dark Web. By careful photometric work involving pixel-by-pixel triangulation and shadow-angle correlation, they were able to work out the precise location of the Pepe sign. Several of them flew to Tucson, rented an SUV. Using cell-phone GPS, they drove to the spot on a narrow and seldom-used road through the TaraHumara mountains. GPS is accurate to within fifteen feet.

There was no sign. and no indication that there had ever been a sign. It had been expertly removed, probably by a CIA evidence-removal team.

This is the world we live in.

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(Republished from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Ideology • Tags: 9/11, Conspiracy Theories, Space Program 
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  1. The Romans named this planet after their god of war. You have to presuppose the existence of this war deity, or its equivalent in your culture, for war to have any meaning.

  2. No wonder that my stomach feels empty after eating a Mars Bar!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  3. They say mysterious sources funded the “documentary” Loose Change. To defeat one conspiracy theory, promote some far loonier ones!

  4. David says:

    Mars is visible with the naked eye. No indication Fred knows this.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  5. I can’t tell if this article is a joke or not.

    I hope it is, otherwise mexicanism must be contagious.

  6. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:

    Are the Mars missions fake or genuine? See this and judge for yourself…

    Where are the Mars rovers?

    The Mars Rover Hypothesis by Richard D. Hall

    This document is a collection of evidence, which builds a hypothesis that,
    “The Mars exploration rovers are not situated on the surface of Mars, and never left the Earth”

    • Replies: @anonymous
  7. It’s reasonable to assume that our geography is indeed “Mars”, the War Planet. It’s a matter of projection to assign that designation to a planet where there is no war. (Although from the looks of the place, a nuclear Armageddon may make all of ours look like that.)

  8. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    Mr. Reed, are you the “Fred V. Reed” who last commented (#7) under Mr. Derbyshire’s column of April 6? And in any event, why do you bother to demean readers as “CT” if you’re not willing to engage in good faith what they have to say?

    Are you still a columnist? Or have you become a bylined troll?

    • Replies: @Ronnie
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  9. Ronnie says:

    There seem to be some gaps in Fred’s knowledge and understanding. Some of his recent articles have been clinically questionable.

  10. Priss Factor [AKA "Asagirian"] says: • Website

    I think the Sun is really just a huge lamp.

  11. The Scalpel says: • Website

    Fred’s recent stuff reminds me of Steve Carlton’s pitching in 1988.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  12. Yes, I have seen Mars, but Jupiter is better. You can actually see some of the moons using 12x binoculars.

    If we can always trust the government, we don’t really need journalists or whistle-blowers.

  13. @The Scalpel

    That’s damn funny without my even knowing about Steve Carlton’s pitching in 1988!

    • Replies: @The Scalpel
  14. @anonymous

    That was him (note the yellow background that was behind that comment you mention). I never expect a reply, as Mr. Reed likes to throw that occasional one in there without acknowledging any argument to his words. It’s the same with the comments here. He will later denigrate his redneck idiotic commenters, which would make you think he reads them. I doubt it.

    I gotta say, Mr. Sailer is by far the best in engaging fairly with his commenters, though I can’t say anything for the Commie-Columnists on here and others that I don’t read.

    • Replies: @bluedog
  15. @Auntie Analogue

    The men, they say, are from Mars.
    That’s the red one you see ‘mongst the stars.
    The women from Venus
    are lacking a penis,
    so oft crave for a case of Mars Bars.

  16. “A good friend follows the stars”
    go the lyrics to “Venus and Mars*”.
    That band they called Wings
    played some other great things
    unburdened by Yoko (so fars).


    * Actually Venus and Mars/Rock Show.

  17. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thanks Achmed! I think Fred will get it. Also, I appreciate reading your posts on the site.

  18. It matters little how low you set the voting age; people under 18 hardly bother to vote anyway.

  19. Now that I think about it, there is a mystery on Mars aside from alleged artifacts, the huge gash blasted across the Martian surface, Valles Marineris.

  20. anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:

    I watched several of Richard Hall’s videos on the Madeleine McCann case a few months ago after seeing his interview with statement analyst Peter Hyatt. Very eye-opening and informative. I’m surprised conspiracy theorists haven’t given the case more attention.

  21. Priss Factor [AKA "Asagirian"] says: • Website

    It used to be Men are from Mars, Women from Venus.

    Now, we don’t know. (Well, at least homos are still from Uranus.)

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  22. @David

    Mars was “discovered” in 1576. That was before Stanley Kubrick was born, so I think we are good. 😉

  23. bluedog says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Hmm what a narrow view you have, some call it a birds eye view when you refuse to read something you don’t agree with,makes me think your mind is like a closed book nothing gets out and nothing gets in.!!!

    • Agree: Biff
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  24. @bluedog

    I don’t mind reading something I don’t agree with, but when I read an author (not at all talking about Mr. Reed here) who is just a flat-out idiotic Commie or Socialist, there’s nothing more to learn, at least on this end. I can’t read ’em all, so I don’t want to waste my time. Many of these people ya’ just cain’t reach.

    The thing is, I don’t have time to read the entire unz site – look, and you’ll see lots of new articles every day. Because I really like to finish a comment thread, I also don’t usually start on ones that are up to 500 or so – it’s daunting. I’d rather focus on the good writers like John Derbyshire, Steve Sailer, Fred Reed (part of the time!), Ron Paul, and Pat Buchanan, who mostly seem to have good, intelligent commenters writing on the threads too.

    Also, and you don’t get the idiom “bird’s eye view”. Birds fly high and have the big picture.

    Oh, I read over Audacious Epigone’s and Paul Kersey’s blogs too.

  25. Argumentum ad absurdum.

  26. Priss Factor [AKA "Asagirian"] says: • Website

  27. I’ve seen Mars and Venus from Chicago; no optical aids required.

  28. @David

    Aren’t holographic projections visible to the naked eye?

  29. Rurik says:

    The Arabs dancing with joy in Egypt were in fact Israeli plants. Witnesses reported hearing them shout, “Halavah falafel beit agron!” an ancient Hebrew war cry. Careful examination of photos, since removed from the internet, showed yarmulkes protruding from back pockets.

    is that what the “dancing, high-fiving’ Mossad agents were shouting, as the horrific fireballs consumed American lives?

    were videotaping the disaster with shouts of joy and mockery. (2)

    “They were like happy, you know …

    Witnesses saw them jumping for joy in Liberty State Park after the initial impact (5). Later on, other witnesses saw them celebrating on a roof in Weehawken, and still more witnesses later saw them celebrating with high fives in a Jersey City parking lot

    who was it that blurted out “it’s very good”, when asked about 9/11?


    Contrast that with Arafat’s heartfelt compassion for the victims “God help them, God help them, God help them”.

    Fredo really jumped the shark with this one.

    I think perhaps Fredo should receive the George Will award for sniveling, servile, whorenalistic intellectual prostitution most grotesque.

    There are a lot of things I suppose that are “very good” in this world, depending on your perspective. One of them being your bag of thirty shekels.

    Huh Fredo?

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  30. What the ever lovin frick is wrong with you, Fred? You have a friend who explained 9-11 as Mossad planting charges in the WTC 40 years before they were blown up?

    Fred, you don’t have any friend who said that to you. You are a liar. Why, Fred? Why?

    Something is really wrong with a person who feels the need to make stuff up in order to….I don’t know what? It’s just mindless lying for no obvious reason.

    Everything written after this most obviously stupid lie is not worth reading. I sincerely cannot understand why this fool would continue to spew this idiocy.

    It’s flat out incredible.

    • Replies: @Low Voltage
  31. @restless94110

    I can’t understand it either. Over 3,000 architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new 911 investigation. I’m not an architect or engineer, but I remember seeing a home video on Inside Edition a few days after 911 that showed a plane hitting the second tower (complete with sound). I didn’t notice any smoking gun in it, but it was far better quality than anything that remains in the public record. I haven’t seen it since, and I’ve never seen anyone else mention it online. My guess is that the plane could have been identified conclusively as not being a 767, but who knows? It also hit the tower perfectly straight as opposed to being at an angle as it appears on the other videos.

    • Replies: @restless94110
  32. @Low Voltage

    Now THAT is interesting. You saw a very clear film and then it was no more? That seems to have parrallels with this New Zealand film, and also the footage of the truck rampage in Nice, except that both the latter covering up of the footage has been widely reported.

    I often wonder how a 9-11 would go down today with the enormous changes in smartphones and social networking. Could they even pull it off?

    But that said, my comment was why this lunatic, Fred Reed, would start his “essay” out with a clear fabrication. It’s an obvious lie. No one has ever said that Mossad planned the WTC demolitions 50 years ago! No one.

    So, why did Fred lie? I can’t pick up a motive, but I’m sure there is one.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  33. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    He has nothing new to say that’s worthwhile, but apparently likes the attention too much to retire or reduce his output. He took some guff for recycling. So he now snarks the better part of his audience to generate views and comments, maybe peddling a couple more copies of the book boxed up in the garage.

    Mr. Reed has become a bylined troll.

  34. @Priss Factor

    Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. All the other recently invented genders are from Uranus. That’s how I heard it, anyway.

  35. PJ London says:

    I do not know if Fred thinks that this column is amusing or whether he is seriously suggesting that 2 (relatively) small aeroplanes knocked over three huge buildings.
    He is ignoring the very real facts and concentrating on setting up a straw-man argument to distract from the undeniable truth.
    The real ‘conspiracy’ is to pretend that the government story is even mildly credible.
    Twice GW Bush said that he ‘watched the first plane hit the tower’ and that was before he entered the school. So someone explain how the President watched the action in real-time if it was unexpected.
    I am so sick of this nonsense and the fools who are intelligent in some areas being deliberately stupid on the matters of government complicity in terror.
    “The individual is handicapped, by coming face-to-face, with a conspiracy so monstrous, he cannot believe it exists. The American mind, simply has not come to a realization of the evil, which has been introduced into our midst . . . It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy, which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.” —
    FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, 1956
    In England they invented the first ‘Vacuum Bomb’ for the 7/7 bombing. The explosion inside the carriage caused the floor-plates to bend up into the carriage.
    Fred, for one who is so logical and analytical about evolution to be so persistently blind to 9/11 is not believable, so please tell us what the heck is going on in that brain of yours.
    Until you and millions like you confront the 9/11 myth, USA is doomed.

  36. @Rurik

    No one takes him seriously anymore. Let him write.

  37. Fred’s credibility, as regular readers know, is inversely proportional to how close his reporting comes to…
    #1) Mexico & Mexicans,
    #2) Israel & Jews.

    Gotta wonder what manner of carrots & sticks guide Fred’s discretion?
    #1) Cartel sticks?
    #2) Sayanim/Mossad carrots? and/or sticks?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  38. @Pat Kittle

    #3) A Mexican whip of some sort (that tastes like fish tacos)? Whooosh!

    (Sorry all, that was in bad taste (get it?) but when I LOL at my own stuff, it must be published.)

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