Marines Rescue General Berger from CIA Captors
By Michael Baxter
January 16, 2023
United States Marines on Friday rescued General David H. Berger from a Central Intelligence Agency “safehouse” in northeast California, sources in Gen. Smith’s office told Real Raw News.
As reported previously, Gen. Berger went missing on January 6 after leaving Camp Pendleton at 6:30 p.m. His disappearance alarmed White Hats because Gen. Berger characteristically informed persons in the White Hat chain-of-command if he planned to embark on extended sabbaticals. After 36 hours had elapsed without hearing from him, Marines systematically searched the Camp Pendleton area and nearby towns and wooded terrain for signs of him or his vehicle. Their efforts, though, proved futile. Camp Pendleton staff monitored law enforcement frequencies for any mention of a decorated Marine Corps officer crashing his car or showing up at local hospitals. Meanwhile, U.S. Army Cyber Command and Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command scrutinized Deep State chatter in hopes of gleaning some insight into the general’s whereabouts, in case he had been abducted, but their efforts were in vain.
They caught a break late in evening on Friday, Jan. 13.
According to our source, an ex-CIA spook contacted Gen. Smith’s office with a disturbing message: Gen. Berger had been abducted and was being held prisoner at a CIA safehouse near Cedarville, California, about 600 miles from Camp Pendleton and 10 miles from the Nevada border. The agent, our source said, gave a skeptical Gen. Smith a layout of the safehouse and details on its security measures—it wasn’t the monolithic, windowless, brick and mortar structures often depicted in movies, but rather a humble and somewhat dilapidated farmhouse on 10 acres of windswept land.
The agent said the farmhouse had shatterproof windows, a keypad entry system, and between 4-6 CIA operatives on premises. He claimed he did not know the entry code.
“When Gen. Smith asked him why he wanted to help, the guy said a few people at the agency were trying to do the right thing. He couldn’t or wouldn’t give info on how and where the kidnapping happened, but he insisted General Berger was there and still alive, but maybe not for long. He said General Berger could be moved or eliminated,” our source said.
Though suspicious of traps, General Smith at once dispatched a Recon platoon to get eyes on the farmhouse. As time was of the essence, the Marines were flown aboard a V-22 Osprey to a desert clearing a few kilometers southeast of the farmhouse. They then travelled on foot, stopping once close enough to surveil the target without getting spotted themselves.
A single sentry dressed in black tactical gear walked the perimeter.
He was lighting a cigarette when a Marine ambushed him and held the blade of a K-bar against the sentry’s throat, our source said. When threatened, the cowardly sentry input the door code, giving Marines access to the interior.
“They gagged him, told him to take them to the general,” our source said.
The captive sentry first led them to a kitchen where two men in dark suits were sitting at a table and drinking coffee. Marines shot them dead using silenced sidearms. Two spooks napping on sofas met a similar fate.
They found a semi-conscious Gen. Berger in an upstairs bedroom. His left eye was black and blue, swollen shut, and lacerations covered his face. Someone had immobilized him by fastening him to the bed with ratchet straps. He tried to speak, but his words came out slow and odd, as if drugged.
The strongest Marine lifted Gen. Berger using a Fireman’s Carry and humped the 2km with the general slung across his shoulders. The surviving CIA agent was taken into custody as a prisoner of war.
General Berger, our source said, has been transported to a secure location for wound treatment.
“He was beaten, tortured, and drugged, and is recovering,” he said.