Welcome back from a really cool weekend. (Sorry, just trying to be current with the weather mania going about…)
While we are sitting around waiting for markets to open, we have one item on the agenda that, while not life changing, in an of itself, is nevertheless extraordinarily interesting.
It is a learned report out of the Australian National University that may explain why we have not been having aliens lining up to knock on our doors and save us from ourselves.
They may all be dead.
Gist of the idea? Well, aliens may not have been able to save themselves, any more than we look like winners in that department yet, ourselves here on Earth.
“The universe is probably filled with habitable planets, so many scientists think it should be teeming with aliens,” said Dr Aditya Chopra, lead author on the paper, which is published in Astrobiology.
The thing is: It doesn’t seem to be teeming at all.
The statement from the Australian National University continues this way, and throws in a climate change zinger in the process:
“Life on Earth probably played a leading role in stabilising the planet’s climate,” he said.
Dr Chopra said their theory solved a puzzle.
“The mystery of why we haven’t yet found signs of aliens may have less to do with the likelihood of the origin of life or intelligence and have more to do with the rarity of the rapid emergence of biological regulation of feedback cycles on planetary surfaces,” he said.
Wet, rocky planets, with the ingredients and energy sources required for life seem to be ubiquitous, however, as physicist Enrico Fermi pointed out in 1950, no signs of surviving extra-terrestrial life have been found.
A plausible solution to Fermi’s paradox, say the researchers, is near universal early extinction, which they have named the Gaian Bottleneck.”
It’s an interesting notion: One quickly accepted by the defeatist (prison planet) mindset.
Is the View Correct?
Is the notion that aliens kill themselves off, too, really a valid thought? Or, might something far more interesting be going on?
My vote is for something else.
Like we’re not looking at the right picture….and being thus distracted, we are being led to miss that critical evidence which is right before our eyes.
Allow me to explain…
The long-time reader who sent us the lead on the ANU press release notes that we shouldn’t be so fast to judge…after all, we have all kinds of reports of UFOs in contemporary literature, lots of videos (some of which are really hard to debunk) and the reports have persisted through human history. Going back to Ezekiel’s Wheel.
Ezekiel’s vision (and this is not a religious rap, only to note that there may be something besides us bipeds with phones around that matter) begins in the bible verse Ezekiel 1.1:
1 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.
Anyway, so much for the KJV version. The thing that stikes me as fascinating is that when we go off wandering through the literature, looking for this “river of Chebar” what we come up with in Wikipedia is this:
The Khabur or Khaboor River (Arabic:al-kh?b?r, Kurdish: Xabûr?, Syriac: ????? ??bur/kh?bur, Turkish: Habur) is the largest perennial tributary to the Euphrates in Syrian territory. Although the Khabur originates in Turkey, the karstic springs around Ra’s al-‘Ayn are the river’s main source of water. Several important wadis join the Khabur north of Al-Hasakah, together creating what is known as the Khabur Triangle, or Upper Khabur area. From north to south, annual rainfall in the Khabur basin decreases from over 400 mm to less than 200 mm, making the river a vital water source for agriculture throughout history. The Khabur joins the Euphrates near the town of Busayrah.
And this brings us to Tel Abib:
“Kebar River” redirects here. For the river in Iran, see Kebar Dam.
Tel Abib (Hebrew: ??-?????, Tel Aviv; lit. “Spring Mound”, where Spring (Aviv) is the season) is an unidentified place on the Kebar Canal, near Nippur in what is now Iraq. Tel Abib is mentioned in Ezekiel 3:15:
Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel Abib, that lived by the river Chebar, and to where they lived; and I sat there overwhelmed among them seven days.
The biblical place name was adopted by Nahum Sokolow as the title for his Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzl‘s Altneuland (“Old New Land”). It later gave its name to the modern Israeli city of Tel Aviv; the Hebrew letter ? without dagesh represents a sound like [v] but is traditionally transcribed ‘b’ in English translations of the Bible.
We may be on to a very interesting (yet nondenominational) observation, which are the sort that particularly please us very much.
Have you noticed that the lands which are involved in this are in the very areas which the U.S. seems to be intensely interested in occupying and dominating?
Could it be that there is something else besides oil and natural gas (of the burning bush) type going on?
There’s a curious bit of dot-connecting which might be done here…because it would surely explain why the major world powers are “after something” and it may not be just oil.
Consider this: Absent religion, the bible is one hell of a fine historical document about what was going on back in antiquity. Although this fact has been questioned by alternative historians, such as the Russian scientist Anatoly Fomenko (read his History: Fiction or Science? Dating methods as offered by mathematical statistics. Eclipses and zodiacs. Chronology Vol.I, for example which gets into the Middle Ages re-write of the bible into a better “marketing” document (one of four English version volumes, others are not yet available), we still have portions of texts that refer to ancient warfare in the skies.
Now, I don’t know how familiar you are with ancient stories from this part of the world, but there’s a rich lineage of tall tales that goes back well past Ezekiel. I’m talking the stories of flying machines in Vedic texts, and so on.
So here’s the alternative view of what COULD be going on in the real world. (This is a dandy uber conspiracy deal, too, and it meets the test of all really good conspiracies because it is hard to debunk…).
We will arrange the facts, like so:
1. During WWII, Hitler was extremely intend on finding lost artifacts and ancient sources of psychic and real power. This was the Anenerbe. Wiki it:
The Ahnenerbe was an institute in Nazi Germany purposed to research the archaeological and cultural history of the Aryan race. Founded on July 1, 1935, by Heinrich Himmler, Herman Wirth, and Richard Walther Darré, the Ahnenerbe later conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to prove that mythological Nordic populations had once ruled the world.
The name Ahnenerbe (pronounced [?a?n?n???b?]) means “inherited from the forefathers.” Originally, the official mission of the Ahnenerbe was to find new evidence of the racial heritage of the Germanic people; however, due to Himmler’s obsession with occultism it quickly became his own occult tool and started using pseudoscience. The group was formerly called the Study Society for Primordial Intellectual history, German Ancestral Heritage (Studiengesellschaft für Geistesurgeschichte‚ Deutsches Ahnenerbe), but it was renamed in 1937 as the Research and Teaching Community of the Ancestral Heritage (Forschungs- und Lehrgemeinschaft des Ahnenerbe).
2. At the end of World War II, some of the Anenerbe’s work may have been pointing in a promising direction. So much so, that Hitler may have “reached-out” to one of the Allied Powers and Arranged to be reported as “Died in the Bunker in Berlin.” Even Wikipedia leaves open this possibility:
Accounts differ as to the cause of death; one states that he died by poison only[g] and another that he died by a self-inflicted gunshot while biting down on a cyanide capsule.[h] Contemporary historians have rejected these accounts as being either Soviet propaganda[i][j] or an attempted compromise in order to reconcile the different conclusions.[h][k] One eye-witness recorded that the body showed signs of having been shot through the mouth, but this has been proven unlikely.[l][m] There is also controversy regarding the authenticity of skull and jaw fragments which were recovered.[n][o] In 2009, American researchers performed DNA tests on a skull Soviet officials had long believed to be Hitler’s. The tests and examination revealed that the skull was actually that of a woman less than 40 years old. The jaw fragments which had been recovered were not tested.[p]
I will grant you that Wikipedia is subject to public editing, but the notion is reinforced by a story (2014) in the U.K. Telegraph, which says in part:
“New book claims THIS picture proves Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker and died in South America in 1984 aged 95
- Fuhrer ‘fled to Argentina and then Paraguay before settling in Brazil’
- Hunted for treasure with a map given to him by Vatican allies, book claims
- Author Simoni Renee Guerreiro Dias claims fascist actually died aged 95
- Claims he had a black girlfriend to disguise his fascist background
- Says her suspicions increased after she photoshopped a moustache onto the grainy picture and compared it to photos of the Fuhrer
3. All of the foregoing is at least possibly true. But, if it is, what would the reason for the Allies in World War II to allow a megalomaniac – like Hitler – to flee with his life and instead (as this crackpot theory suggests) to live out his days in South America?
Could it be that the Anenerbe was onto something?
We suspect that there would be some bits and pieces of this that could be traced, over time, to the mountain country in the north of Afghanistan.
Obviously, with first-rate intelligence operations (and serious debriefings of prisoners) both the West and Russia might have gotten a whiff of something. But evolving research takes time and the number of people involved would have had to be kept small. Perhaps less than a dozen.
What would be a good motivation?
Well, since Hitler was very good at bending the truth to his purposes, even a scant find by the Anenerbe could have been used as a “get out of jail/dead” card if a person were desperate enough. So the kind of tale that would be woven would be something like telling either Churchill or Roosevel through a trusted channel something like this:
“Sure, we recognize that your countries were working on fission bombs and there might be a thermonuclear path according to my best physics brains. but my Anenerbe teams are onto something much bigger…antigravity. You know about our work on the Nazi Bell, right?”
At this point, the attention of Churchill or Roosevelt would have been riveted because the West knew damn good and well about the notion that high-speed rotation of objects could seem to defy grativity.
Again, going back to Wikipedia, we learn this was the German project code-named Die Glocke:
Die Glocke (pronounced [di? ??l?k?], German for “The Bell”) was a purported top secret Nazi scientific technological device, secret weapon, or Wunderwaffe. Described by Polish journalist and author Igor Witkowski in Prawda o Wunderwaffe (2000), it was later popularized by military journalist and author Nick Cook as well as by writers such as Joseph P. Farrell and others who associate it with Nazi occultism and antigravity or free energy research.
According to Patrick Kiger writing in National Geographic magazine, Die Glocke has become a popular subject of speculation and a following similar to science fiction fandom exists around it and other alleged Nazi “miracle weapons” or Wunderwaffen. Mainstream reviewers such as former aerospace scientist David Myhra express skepticism that such a device ever actually existed.
One again, the Western leader approached would have to be paying attention. You see, there have been recurring stories that are regularly debunked as war stories. Like the one that popped up in 2005 in the authoritative Germen Manage Der Spiegel that suggested a scientist named Schuman and a party referred to as The Diebner Group has concocted a method of producing high enough temperatures and pressures to light off a fusion device without the messy radioactive fission-trigger that the West was pursuing.
This was all contained in a book by Rainier Kalsch – which was soundly dismissed by the Spiegel report:
“The biggest hole in Karlsch’s argument stems from his inablility to prove how the Diebner group managed to implement Schumann’s ideas. According to Karlsch, Diebner and his colleagues used a special device that combined nuclear fission and fusion to initiate a chain reaction. With the help of physicists, Karlsch came up with a design for such a weapon and presents it in his book. Joachim Schulze, a nuclear weapons expert at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute, took a look at Karlsch’s model and said it would be “incapable of functioning.”
Another theory Karlsch presents in his book — that the Germany navy tested a nuclear weapon on the Baltic Sea island of Ruegen — is nothing short of fantastic. His key witness is Luigi Romersa, a former war reporter for a Milan newspaper, Corriere della Sera. For years Romersa, a Roman who is now 87, has been telling the story of how he visited Hitler in October 1944 and then was flown to an island in the Baltic Sea. Romersa says that he was taken to a dugout where he witnessed an explosion that produced a bright light, and that men wearing protective suits then drove him away from the site, telling him that what he had witnessed was a “fission bomb.”
There is a good body of work evolving around this aspect of World War II and such contemporary writers as Joseph Farrell (The SS Brotherhood of the Bell: Nasa’s Nazis, JFK, And Majic-12 ) and Douglas Dietrich (website and bio) who’s main thrust of writing is that history is very much “written by the winners” and much is not disclosed. In one of his discussions with George Noory, I believe I recall Dietrich also referring to the Ruegen Island fission test by the Germans.
Not to drag this out, which it already is, but the point is that if Hitler was looking to cheat the hangman at the end of WW II, there were certain what we could call “sales points” that he could use in his own behalf. What would-be superpower leader could help but be interested in purported Anenerbe findings?
4. But let’s assume, for a moment, that there is something to the notion. Where did Hitler point the West?
Obviously, one of the big wins for the Russians in World War II was the huge expanse of territory in Eastern Europe that was captured behind the Iron Curtain. Comparatively, the West received little such benefit.
Draw a line from southwest Bulgaria up to the divided Berlin, and you’ll find that Russia scored real estate of a size on par with France and Spain., Still, territory did not yield anything of substance from the Anenerbe, or if it did, such as the tunnel networks adjacent to the locations where Die Glocke work was going on, it was not fruitful.
So what would logically happen if the Ezekiel-like “wars in the sky” had taken place would have led them would be back to Persian lands.
So that brings us along to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. You ever ask “Why?”
The Soviet–Afghan War lasted over nine years from December 1979 to February 1989. Insurgent groups (“the Mujahideen“) who received aid from several Western countries and several Muslim countries, fought against the Soviet Army and allied Afghan forces. Between 850,000–1.5 million civilians were killed and millions of Afghans fled the country as refugees, mostly to Pakistan and Iran.
Prior to the arrival of Soviet troops, the pro-Soviet Nur Mohammad Taraki government took power in a 1978 coup and initiated a series of radical modernization reforms throughout the country. Vigorously suppressing any opposition from among the traditional Muslim Afghans, the government arrested thousands and executed as many as 27,000 political prisoners. By April 1979 large parts of the country were in open rebellion and by December the government had lost control of territory outside of the cities. In response to Afghan government requests, the Soviet government under leader Leonid Brezhnev first sent covert troops to advise and support the Afghani government, but on December 24, 1979, began the first deployment of the 40th Army. Arriving in the capital Kabul, they staged a coup, killing the Afghan President, and installing a rival Afghan socialist (Babrak Karmal).
Yes, we copied all that, but for me it keeps coming back to a question of why?
To be sure, there was a lot of heroin poppy in the region, and again, the Russians needed a major war in order to maintain the vice-like grip on internal controls. But was there more to it?
We will never know, except that by spring of 1989 the Russians were gone. But now, suddenly else – the United States had developed an interest.
5. Almost instantly, upon the Soviet departure from Afghanistan, the U.S. made it into the region in a major way with the first Gulf War in 1990. This was Desert Storm:
The Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 1990 – 17 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war in the Persian Gulf region waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Ba’athist Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
While this much is readily sampled from history books, there is a larger context here. And that is the idea of preserving the cultural heritage of Iraq that played an important role in Gulf War I.
Our interest this morning is in the looting of Iraqi museums by persons (mostly never prosecuted) which led the New York Times to report in 2003 that:
Significantly, to our explorations this morning, the NY Times article explains the widespread nature of the looting which sounds, well, systematic:
“More than 10,000 identified archaeological sites in Iraq hold remnants of Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian and other seminal cultures dating as far back as 10,000 years. A law adopted in the 1930’s in Iraq makes it illegal to remove artifacts from the country without state permission. Archaeologists and dealers say that relatively few ancient pieces came out before the gulf war.
In the waning days of the fighting, 9 of 13 regional museums were ransacked. Experts believe that the early sprees were spontaneous, without participation by professional thieves. Subsequently, a system of organized smuggling developed. Collectors, dealers and law enforcement officials said that they frequently heard that Saddam Hussein’s son Uday had a role in the trafficking. “
6. Still, whatever it was that the looters (and perhaps West?) sought to find escaped capture once again. So the search area was expanded eastward again, perhaps in the belief that the Russians might have missed something, or have been denied success by local authorities.
Wikipedia sums up the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan this way:
The War in Afghanistan (or the American war in Afghanistan) is the period in which the United States invaded Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. Supported initially by close allies, they were later joined by NATO beginning in 2003. It followed the Afghan Civil War’s 1996–2001 phase. Its public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power. Key allies, including the United Kingdom, supported the U.S. from the start to the end of the phase. This phase of the War is the longest war in United States history.
In 2001, U.S. President George W. Bush demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden and expel al-Qaeda; bin Laden had already been wanted by the United Nations since 1999. The Taliban declined to extradite him unless given what they deemed convincing evidence of his involvement in the 9/11 attacks and declined demands to extradite other terrorism suspects apart from bin Laden. The request was dismissed by the U.S. as a delaying tactic, and on 7 October 2001 it launched Operation Enduring Freedom with the United Kingdom. The two were later joined by other forces, including the Northern Alliance. In December 2001, the United Nations Security Council established the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), to assist the Afghan interim authorities with securing Kabul. At the Bonn Conference in December 2001, Hamid Karzai was selected to head the Afghan Interim Administration, which after a 2002 loya jirga in Kabul became the Afghan Transitional Administration. In the popular elections of 2004, Karzai was elected president of the country, now named the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Still, the reason was pretty sketchy. In fact, Osama bin Laden was already well-know by Western intelligence services. Our Peoplenomics.com subscribers may wish to re-read out 2004 report (Peoplenomics Issue 150) that recounts an interview I had with a former U.S. Special Forces member who know bin Laden. The pertinent part of that interview is this:
G: What was his attitude toward American’s?
A: It was one of – any non-Moslem – his attitude was that they shouldn’t be in the Kingdom, and that’s where his troubles began. He decided to openly advocate and openly criticize the Royal family for letting foreigners in. And he openly advocated the overthrow of the Royal family – and that’s what got him in trouble.
G: Wasn’t the US some how trying to get him out of the Kingdom and shuffled off to Afghanistan? That’s the impression one gets from reading some accounts..
A: It’s not so at all. He began to run afoul of the Saudi Royal family –and the U.S. didn’t have any interest in him – and at that point he was no a threat to the U.S. He was, however a threat to himself and his family because of his open hostility for allowing non-Moslems into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
There is a good case to be made that while he was likely anti-Western, Osama bin Laden may have been a convenient target for two governments, not just ours.
Whatever the case, the U.S. was into Iraq in full force about the same time….
7. The general overview of the Iraq War (2003) is fairly straight-forward:
The invasion began on 20 March 2003, with the U.S., joined by the United Kingdom and several coalition allies, launching a “shock and awe” bombing campaign. Iraqi forces were quickly overwhelmed as U.S. forces swept through the country. The invasion led to the collapse of the Ba’athist government; Saddam was captured in December 2003 and executed by a military court three years later. However, the power vacuum following Saddam’s demise and the mismanagement of the occupation led to widespread sectarian violence between Shias and Sunnis as well as a lengthy insurgency against U.S. and coalition forces. The United States responded with a troop surge in 2007 to attempt to reduce the violence. The U.S. began withdrawing its troops in the winter of 2007–08. The winding down of U.S. involvement in Iraq accelerated under President Barack Obama. The U.S. formally withdrew all combat troops from Iraq by December 2011
But, once again, we keep stumbling into these missing antiquities reports. As one prime example,
The National Museum of Iraq is a museum located in Baghdad, Iraq. Also known as the Iraq Museum, or the Baghdad Museum, it contains precious relics from the Mesopotamian civilization. It was looted during and after the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. International efforts led to many stolen artifacts being returned. After being closed for many years while being refurbished, and rarely open for public viewing, the museum was officially reopened in February 2015
And there seems to still be something of a War going on between the U.S. and Russians to run down the details of our hypothecation. The Russian-owned media RT (formerly Russia Today) was harling on the issue as recently as this report from 2013:
Which makes the point…
“And all attempts to reclaim the country’s stolen treasures failed: “The Iraqi government was trying to get them back but the American Administration wanted to strike a deal and return only half of the documents,” he explained.
The Iraqi architect estimated there are about “35,000 small and large items missing from the National Museum of Iraq… The Iraqi museum, for example, was plundered before their very eyes. The plundering lasted for three days without the occupation forces stepping in at all.”
Also, in cities like Babylon artifacts were damaged after Polish troops took over the area and “used heavy armor, tanks and helicopters” for “construction work for their military infrastructure … and seriously damaged many archeological sites in the area.”
8. We are not sure what to make of all of this, except to note that the present fighting between the West and Russia (via proxies on both sides of Islam) can be seen working out in the daily headlines come from the Levant Crescent area which includes, broadly, the area where Ezekiel was having his “flying wheels vision…” Here’s more of Ezekiel’s vision:
4 I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal, 5 and in the fire was what looked like four living creatures. In appearance their form was human, 6 but each of them had four faces and four wings. 7 Their legs were straight; their feet were like those of a calf and gleamed like burnished bronze. 8 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings, 9 and the wings of one touched the wings of another. Each one went straight ahead; they did not turn as they moved.
10 Their faces looked like this: Each of the four had the face of a human being, and on the right side each had the face of a lion, and on the left the face of an ox; each also had the face of an eagle. 11 Such were their faces. They each had two wings spreading out upward, each wing touching that of the creature on either side; and each had two other wings covering its body. 12 Each one went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they went. 13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.
15 As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around.
19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.
22 Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was what looked something like a vault, sparkling like crystal, and awesome. 23 Under the vault their wings were stretched out one toward the other, and each had two wings covering its body. 24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings, like the roar of rushing waters, like the voice of the Almighty,[b] like the tumult of an army. When they stood still, they lowered their wings.
25 Then there came a voice from above the vault over their heads as they stood with lowered wings. 26 Above the vault over their heads was what looked like a throne of lapis lazuli, and high above on the throne was a figure like that of a man. 27 I saw that from what appeared to be his waist up he looked like glowing metal, as if full of fire, and that from there down he looked like fire; and brilliant light surrounded him. 28 Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
All of which gets us to a mighty fine ponder, and the kind of thing that would explain Hitler “getting away” and the serial wars of the former Soviet Union, the Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Syrian regional wars.
It is a prize beyond human estimation – and with a good enough back-story, maybe a slick PR man of German descent would sell it. One backed-up against certain death, perhaps?
Or, there could be a really, really important battle going on behind the headlines…bigger than anyone has previously imagined….
Have you ever wondered what the opening of a star gate would be like?
And what national leader or alliance of leaders would miss the chance, even if it meant gambling on nuclear annihilation, to ensure that their country and their people are the “official planetary emissaries” of the interstellar race who could build such marvels as that?
While the ANU researcher might be right, I think it’s more likely that advanced civilizations have figured out other ways to get around other than simple reaction engines.
While talking about it, Elaine asked “Wouldn’t they want to talk to us?”
Think about it this way: If you could talk to Zeus-the-Cat, sure, the first time it would interesting to learn how cats think.
But along about the 10,00th cat wanting to call, might you already have a pretty good idea?
I’d be saying “I’ll get back to you when I have some time to burn…”
And that’s about how smart we may be in comparison.
What I would agree is that there are likely undiscovered laws of physics…and it only takes a few of those to literally change the world from what we know it this morning.
We will now return you to today’s current assortment of skirmish news from the proxy regions. Where we are on the lookout for all kinds of “crash recover” efforts, and things along the lines of missing antiquities.
Meantime, seen any Arks or magic staffs around here?
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