We've discussed a new approach to thinking about how modern warfare is conducted. Instead of using traditional armaments such as fighters, nukes and submarines, war is now conducted through use of such diverse means as financial, economic, trade, cyberspace and terrorism http://www.youtube.com/markostaketv#p/u/1/0fPfJNERJSQ.
But that's hardly all. It is now possible to use really high-tech approaches as triggering forces of nature such as earthquakes and weather to create damage to crops or structures or even generate tsunamis. It is possible to use pyschological tactics, known as psy-ops, to instill debilitating emotions to your enemy. If that doesn't do the trick, then how about inflicting massive environmental damage to your opponent? (http://markostake.blogspot.com/2010/10/world-war-iii-continues.html).
But, the use of information is yet another technique for financing, as opposed to conducting, war. Of course, excellent intelligence and reconnaissance is critical to execution of a battle plan. But information has another use: surreptiously financing a war, without disclosure to Congress or the American people.
Fortunately, for the first time, Marko's Take will reveal a bona-fide true story of how this medium was actually employed in some of the major foreign operations of the last half century.
We had the privilege of being provided with the opportunity of speaking with Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmol, PhD. Dr. del Marmol has been an incredibly active member of the international intelligence community for nearly half a decade and tells stories that would make Jason Bourne look like a couch potato. He has had no less than 56 separate attempts on his life, and obviously, survived each one. He will be revealing each of these attempts and how he escaped, in an upcoming documentary called "One More Attempt".
Beginning at age 13, del Marmol began trasmitting data about Castro's Cuba from within to the international intelligence community. In 1971, his cover was blown, and he fled his home country to then be recruited for a new assignment: to cooperate with agents against Cuba.
His operations are even more secret than Animal House's "Double Secret Probation". For del Marmol to have been able to conduct his operations, naturally, required very large sums of money. The environment in that time frame was extremely unconducive to any official monetary support. Vietnam was a growingly unpopular boondoggle and the flower generation was making known its message of love and peace. Supporting covert operations would be about as popular as Herman Munster at a House of Mirrors.
So, the entities working with del Marmol began to provide him with the ultimate in insider information: They gave him advance notice of expected increases in prices of certain assets and other tips on important events which had extreme value to an investor or businessman. We're not talking about the an advance copy of the crop reports as in "Trading Places", either.
In 1971, as del Marmol began to build his non-conventional army, he was provided with the strong suggestion that the price of oil was going up. About 6 months later, the Arab Oil Embargo happened, generating tens of millions of dollars. Subsequently, he was given other "forecasts" such as the breakup of the Bell monopoly which he used to begin a very successful and lucrative business in payphones.
Of course, today, he would have Marko's Take to accurately forecast the future, but the good doctor is now retired and living what looks to be a very productive life.
Del Marmol's role was to provide what he refers to as his "services". Those spanned the gamut, from real spy stuff such as facillitating a regime change. Thankfully, it was not his idea to eliminate Castro with the exploding cigar, but we anxiously await hearing about that one. His other activities included setting up a sting by purchasing large amounts of cocaine from Columbian drug lords in order to expose the connection with Cuba. He also used money, often obtained from other sources, for many benign purposes such as building roads, schools, hospitals, airfields and bridges to instill goodwill among native populations that were suffering from oppression. They also provided badly needed food and medicine.
Del Marmol's forces were involved in some very major operations including Panama, Grenada, Congo and Ethiopia. They were peripherally involved in supporting insurgents in Afghanistan during the Russian occupation. They had some, but limited, involvement in Europe. The end game, in each case was regime change or preservation of a friendly regime under seige. The various administrations in power feared the "domino effect", especially in South and Central America. It was particularly feared that Mexico would become a Cuban satellite and a very hostile enemy with whom we'd would share a very long border.
As del Marmol's scale of operations grew, information alone was not enough to generate sufficient funds. Each tip could only produce so much. Market limitations capped the amount of profit each tidbit could earn. It was important to not score a gain so huge that it attracted attention and perhaps some sort of inquiry by regulators, the IRS or the media.
So, in 1988, it was agreed to by folks at the very top that del Marmol should be able to actually print genuine U.S. Currency. Yes, del Marmol was given a printing press, in effect creating a personal Federal Reserve and Department of Treasury. He had dies, plates, magnetic ink and the special paper used to print currency. Del Marmol's plates included Twenties, Fifties and Hundreds.
In order to make the currency genuine and indistinguishable from the ones produced at the mint, del Marmol engaged in some trial runs, using standard copier paper. With the benefit of multiple attempts, they were able to achieve a pretty accurate reproduction.
The "beta" bills were voluminous and required a virtual 24-7 destruction process. Unfortunately, not all were elinimated. Del Marmol then made a grave mistake. He gave an employee permission to use some phony currency, but warned against using more than a single $100 bill at a time. If the counterfeits were then discovered, the bearer could always claim that it was found or received in change somewhere. Del Marmol's employee, apparently no threat to Albert Einstein, decided to go shopping at Nordstrom's with a fistfull of monopoly money.
A blue collar worker with $20,000 in walking CASH? Needless to say, it drew the attention of the Secret Service and del Marmol was arrested for counterfeiting. Without much detail, the seizure was reported in the Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/1988-09-27/news/mn-2759_1_santa-ana-man.
At the time it was broken, the story was so significant that it interrupted the 1988 Olympics. Del Marmol was released by executive order after 5 months. Reportedly, the case has been completely wiped clean from all records and remains under Federal Seal. Took a few buckets of white out and some instuction from Russian historians to get the job done.
Cover blown, del Marmol has since retired. Somehow, despite more cardiac moments than the bomb squad, del Marmol is still in incredible condition, looking much younger and fit that his 63 years. He landed in the United States at age 23 knowing little English. Now he speaks with nary an accent. Not once did he have to 'splain anything to me!
Del Marmol is coming forth to advise the American people and the world on the, as of yet, undisclosed truth. Still a patriot with Libertarian leanings, he is using information that he possesses as his OWN form of currency and financing to get the message out, therby assisting the creation of a more transaparent government.
We will begin a series of pieces chronicling del Marmol's amazing life and activities. For the first time, answers to many questions historians have had will be answered in this blog. Wanna know about "Bay of Pigs", the "Cuban Missile Crisis", the Kennedy Assassination, Watergate or even 9-11? Guess what? You're in luck! Marko's Take is on the job, doing it what we set out to do. Bring you the unvarnished truth, bypassing our "watchdogs" (cough, cough) in the lamestream media.