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From Skyfall to SPECTRE: 007 Secrets

 

 

 

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I thought it odd the new Bond film will be titled SPECTRE, as I have recently written an article about how the secretive organization from the film mirrors the real cabals and cartels that rule the real world, and in particular the black markets.  Indeed, SPECTRE is presented early on in From Russia with Love with this very feature – they are international, as opposed to SMERSH being Russian, and play nation states off against one another.  Transitioning from the Soviet-affiliated SMERSH in the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, SMERSH transforms into SPECTRE, a formidable “terrorist” organization from the ambiguous East.

It is telling that back in the 50s and 60s Fleming was already predicting the transition from the communist threat to the international terrorist threat – something that gave me the indication that Fleming novels are worth a deeper look. With the recent fiasco that is, in my analysis, a staged marketing trick, Sony claims to have been hacked by North Korea and had the SPECTRE script leaked, as well as the “hacker terrorists” threatening 9/11 style attacks on theaters (?) that play Franco and Rogen’s The Interview.

 

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I suspect more is at work, given the plot of Skyfall surrounded a former Mi6 operative, Mr. Silva (Javier Bardem), playing a hell-bent hacker intent on wreaking vengeful havoc on M (Judy Dench) and all of Her Majesty’s Secret Service.   It is surely not coincidence that in Skyfall Silva has “back door” technology that brings to mind PROMIS software or the recent hubbub involving NSA spying and Snowden.  With these recent news events in mind, an analysis of Skyfall is overdue.  In the reboot of Casino Royale, we saw Bond engaged in a bout with an associate of what we can assume will be SPECTRE, the infamous LeChiffre, and in my analysis of Casino Royale, I noted as follows concerning the real associations that can be made between LeChiffre’s secret organization and the real cartels that run our world:

“In the beginning (of the Casino Royale novel), however, Bond is not after SMERSH, but a wealthy, disfigured rogue who stuck out on his own and created a “fifth column” from SMERSH, named LeChiffre.  LeChiffre translates as “the cypher,” letting us know more is at work here.  LeChiffre, according to Bond writer Ian MacIntyre, was based on British Satanist/occultist Aleister Crowley.

In fact, Ian Fleming, it has recently been claimed by researcher Anthony Masters, was responsible for crafting the plot to lure Rudolph Hess to Scotland based on a bogus astrological chart that tickled Hess’ fancy, created by Crowley. The plot worked, apparently, and Hess parachuted into Scotland and was captured.  LeChiffre, “the cypher,” has curious features, and like many Bond villains a strange sexual appetite and fixation, in the same vein as Crowley.”

 

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