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Reality’s Rogue Nation: The Real Meaning Behind ‘Mission Impossible 5’

Jay Dyer
21st Century Wire

In Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Tomkat returns to save the world, er, Tom, minus the Kat. In the last installment of Ethan Hunt’s (modeled after CIA spymaster Howard Hunt), the “Impossible Mission Force” was able to halt the enigmatic “Cobalt” in his apocalyptic attempt to kickstart evolutionary abiogenesis by nuking the globe.

Actress Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust.

As highlighted before, the film revealed a great deal concerning real-world depopulation stratagems, hearkening to the likes of Bill Gates, Ted Turner and Prince Charles. In this week’s blockbuster, something equally as sinister, and infinitely more complex is explored in the plot – that of the subterfuge of British Intelligence.

Locating a crate of hijacked nerve gas by Chechen terrorists, agent Ethan Hunt is activated for a new mission to track down a mysterious Syndicate, following new leads in a London record store that operates as a front for what he believes is western intelligence. Bookstores and tailors are classic fronts, but the use of a music shop is interesting, recalling The Prisoner series, where No. 6 signals he is receiving messages from outside agents, and in Hunt’s case, he appears to have met his match as he is gassed and nabbed by this new organization.

With Hunt disappearing and the IMF disbanded due to government inquiry, the CIA takes over the role of Col. L Fletcher Prouty “Secret Team” style operations formerly helmed by Hunt, while the IMF team is accused of collusion with international crime. Hunt, in captivity, learns the Syndicate is enabling international false flag terror plots, assassinations and large-scale disasters in a long chain of managed chaos.

The film’s most interesting and artistic sequence is the Turandot opera in Vienna, Austria, where two assassins accompany Hunt’s femme fatale lead, Ilsa Faust, seeking to gain entrance to the Syndicate by assuring the assassination of the Austrian Chancellor (should she fail). There is reference here to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by British SIS that sparked World War I. The plot of Turandot functions as the backdrop to Rogue Nation, as three riddles must be solved for the opera’s Prince to obtain the hand of the Princess.

Passing the tests, the Princess is still unwilling to marry him so a compromise is offered – if she can guess his name before dawn the next day, he will die and release her from the bond. In Rogue Nation, Ethan and Ilsa Faust exchange offers of a “way out” following her three failed tests for gaining entrance to the Syndicate. Faust’s name is overtly significant, with Dr. Faust representing the “deal with the devil,” as we discover Ilsa is actually under the thumb of British Intelligence, entrapped into infiltrating the Syndicate by her MI6 handler, Attlee.


IMAGE: Death in Turnadot.

Ultimately, the significance of the opera is quite transparent: Just as the assassination occurs at a certain note in the opera representing the lead’s death, so the assassin’s cue is the deathnote. Expand this principle into twilight language and the message is this: The characters in the play are playing out a script, in the exact same fashion as the oligarchs and their intelligence agencies manage the puppet strings of world events. The World is a Theater in the sense that power elites stage manage world events with the same precision as a symphonic composition. Understand this point well, since it is the entire message of the film. The rabbit hole, the Alice in Wonderland twists and turns of the intelligence world’s hall of mirrors are the background to reality’s “big events” in the same way Turandot is the background to Mission Impossible 5. That is, MI 5 – quite an interesting title.

This terror squad constitutes the “Rogue Nation” of the film’s title, and in my thesis is the film’s true revelation is not the plot narrative, but rather that this is precisely how the world is run. As Jay’s Analysis has argued, the numerous anomalies, patterns, stagecraft and media-complicit deception in the large-scale, real-world “terror” events, ranging from 9/11 (more recently) to 7/7 to disappearing planes, mass shootings, and ISIS, are actually the work of elite western intelligence. In fact, as Ethan flees his Syndicate and CIA assassins, he discovers a vast array of disasters were the handiwork of the Syndicate, including a missing passenger plane that disappeared over the ocean and a bank crash.

Promotional IMAX poster.


These fictional events appear to have obvious reference to recent media mysteries, including two Malaysian Planes, the 2008 crash and/or a host of IMF (International Monetary Fund) economic terror attacks against nations like Spain, Ireland, Ukraine and Greece. Also mentioned is a “triggering of a civil war,” which could be a stand in for numerous references. This “anti-IMF” is presented as an oppositional force to the establishment, recruiting the world’s best international agents following their faked deaths. I have opined in numerous interviews that doubles and staged deaths are far more common that most assume, and here is a Hollywood hint. (See also this film as another example).

Following a barrage of scenes intent on wowing audiences with spy culture gadgetry, the climactic secret is that British Intelligence is secretly behind the Syndicate, and its rogue leader, Solomon Lane is actually being funded by Attlee, the presumed head of MI6. Solomon as the skeleton key of “terror” for Attlee is a significant name for further obvious reasons, suggesting Solomon’s Key and the use of the dark arts (black ops), in unison with the devilish name of Ilsa Faust.

The suggestion seems to be that MI6 has made a deal with the devil, so to speak, to stage manage world terror events at the behest of the Atlanticist establishment, while such terror funding could never be traced back to western intelligence elites due to the high tech encryption known only to Attlee. As a side note, it is worth mentioning that Jeremy Renner’s character, William Brandt, is also the name of an outed CIA operative, Willy Brandt. These are (glaringly opaque) clues that the film is undoubtedly revelation of the method.

And I daresay, it’s a revelation of the method that comes damn dear to revealing reality in strikingly lucid terms, were it not for the absurd solution that America and its “Secret Team” of IMF agents are the ‘saviors’ of in a broken system where “desperate times require desperate measures.” In other words, yes, the system is broken, but don’t listen to whistleblowing malcontents, salvation can only come through the American establishment.

As we’ve seen with so many similar plots (and this film is very similar to Quantum of Solace and Skyfall), the joke is on the bamboozled populace, inasmuch as the film simultaneously reveals the actual world controllers as it assures these same scoundrels will save the day. G.I. Joe runs Cobra.

21WIRE contributor and author Jay Dyer is commentator on media, art, philosophy and culture. This article and many others, along with Jay’s podcast archive can be found on his blog Jay’s Analysis.

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