Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

European political influence operations are ‘Made in USA’

In yet another case of pure American hypocrisy on a grand scale, the US Congress has ordered James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, to investigate alleged Russian financing of European political parties over the past decade. Continue reading

U.S. troops on scene of two West African hotel attacks may have been involved in African Gladio operation

Acts of staged terrorism appear to be at heart of two recent hotel attacks by so-called Islamist insurgent groups in West Africa. In November, U.S. and French special forces troops, including French “special police” paramilitary personnel, just happened to be on the scene of a terrorist attack on the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, the capital of Mali. After the U.S. and French forces engaged the terrorists who took over the hotel and seized hostages, six Americans were reportedly among those freed. Continue reading

Is Pennsylvania the center of the pedophile mafia?

If the pedophile mafia operating at the highest echelons of the United States government had a central state, it might as well be Pennsylvania. Not only have Republicans and Democrats in the state banded together to unseat Pennsylvania’s first female and Democratic Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, who has been undauntedly persistent in her attempt to rid the state of pedophile enablers, but they have rolled over and permitted convicted former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to receive a $211,000 check for his withheld state pension from his conviction for child molestation. Six percent interest was added by a state court that ruled the state Pension Forfeiture Act was improperly applied to Sandusky in 2012 after he was convicted of sexually molesting 10 boys. Sandusky’s monthly state pension of $4,900 a month will also resume this month. Continue reading

America was prepared to annihilate Prague, Warsaw, other capitals

Recently declassified nuclear targeting documents from 1959 describe how Washington planned to obliterate the capital cities of what are now America’s NATO allies in Eastern and Central Europe. The revelation casts doubt on Washington’s Cold War commitment to the protection of what it referred to as “captive nations” in Europe. The documents are contained in a report titled, “SAC (Strategic Air Command) Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959.” Continue reading

Predictions for 2016

2016 will be a volatile year in many different respects: politically, weather-wise, and economically. Continue reading

America’s ‘Greater Asia Prosperity Sphere’

The United States is borrowing a page from the playbook of fascistic imperial Japan in creating a tightly-knit military and economic pact among it and its Asia-Pacific allies. China, the prized target of what imperial Japan called its “Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere,” again finds itself in the crosshairs of another “prosperity sphere,” one that is now run out of Washington instead of Tokyo and is known as the “Trans-Pacific Partnership.” Continue reading

NATO nations cooperate in training and recruiting jihadists

Serbian and Russian intelligence operatives in the Balkans have pinpointed Turkish and Albanian government-supported radical mosques that are radicalizing Albanian Muslims from Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia for the Islamic State (Da’esh) ranks in Syria and Iraq. The use of two NATO nations, Albania and Turkey, in supplying fresh troops for the Islamic State, has strengthened the resolve of Russian President Vladimir Putin to punish the Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan for its support for the Islamic State and its military actions against Russian and Russian-supported forces in Syria. Continue reading

U.S. visas continue to be handled by foreign contractors

The U.S. State Department, under both presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and current Secretary of State John Kerry, has continued a policy of outsourcing the preparation and acceptance of U.S. visa forms by outside contractors. In fact, the U.S. embassy in Islamabad referenced on its website a “new system” operating worldwide that handles visa applications. Continue reading

Obama: Just another U.S. ‘economic hitman’

Two recent elections in Latin America were reported on much differently by the corporate Western media before they occurred rather than afterward. Continue reading

Emanuel running scared; White House, Hillary camps alarmed

President Obama and putative Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a previously unscheduled and unannounced 90-minute luncheon meeting at the White House on December 7. Although the White House termed the meeting “personal,” WMR learned that chief on their agenda was the political scandal in Chicago surrounding former Obama chief of staff and former Clinton administration White House aide Rahm Emanuel. Obama and Clinton fear that an indictment of Emanuel for covering up the shooting death by Chicago police of an unarmed black teen in order to skate to re-election as mayor could upset Chicago and Illinois politics and harm Clinton’s current lead in the polls. Continue reading

CIA sought Muslim invasion of USSR in 1952

According to its own formerly TOP SECRET Central Intelligence Bulletin, dated December 4, 1952, during the waning days of the Harry Truman administration, the Central Intelligence Agency had embarked on a program to foment nationalism among the Uzbek tribes of Afghanistan in order that it might spill across the border into the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Continue reading

Air Force Secretary echoes her boss’s war rhetoric

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington on December 2, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James echoed previous statements from her boss, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, that threw down the gauntlet to Russia over Syria, China over the South China Sea, and any other country that was willing to defy American military objectives. Continue reading

Emanuel throws McCarthy under the bus faster than his Israeli dad bombed them

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, never one to accept responsibility for his actions, tossed Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy under the bus faster than his Israeli father, Irgun terrorist Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, bombed British police buses during the final days of the British mandate of Palestine. Continue reading

The creeping privatization of the U.S. Postal Service

One of the arguments against the Republican Party’s objective to privatize the U.S. Postal Service is that postal rates would skyrocket for those least able to afford them. The record has shown that in every country where the postal service has been privatized there has been the same result: increased prices and a decline in service. Continue reading

Another 9/11-related ‘suicide’

Although former Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Coleman had primary responsibility at the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Manhattan for white collar crime, especially that committed within the concrete canyons of Wall Street, his tenure in New York would have placed him front and center in the Justice Department’s investigation of suspicious stock “puts” on the stocks of United and American Airlines before the 9/11 attack. Continue reading

Mass migration pre-planned as a soft power weapon in 2000 U.S. intelligence report

A December 2000 U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) report, written by the council’s Strategic Futures Group, outlines the use of coerced migrants as a U.S. soft power option. The present migrant crisis in Europe is a direct result of the implementation of mass migration as a U.S. soft weapon arising from American support for the Islamist destabilization of Syria, Libya, Iraq, and other countries of the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Continue reading

Turkey may regret border violation claims in Hatay

Turkey has repeatedly charged that Russian military aircraft flying sorties over Syrian airspace against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have violated Turkish airspace over the province of Hatay. Continue reading

Note to Sanders: Denmark is no socialist paradise

In the recent Democratic Party presidential debate in Las Vegas, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squared off about Denmark being a template for the type of social democracy Sanders would like to see introduced to the United States. Sanders said, “We should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.” Clinton, ever the corporate two billion dollar trollop, responded by saying, “We are not Denmark,” and then going on to defend capitalism against overreaching state regulation. Continue reading

Israelis grabbing UN Secretariat influence

On October 1 of this month, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered his usual haranguing speech before the United Nations General Assembly. It has become a tradition for Netanyahu to arrogantly lecture the world body over its rejection of Israeli expansionism in the occupied Palestinian territories. In 2012, Netanyahu displayed a cartoon bomb, reminiscent of that portrayed in the “Road Runner” television cartoons, to emphasize his belief that Iran was close to possession of a nuclear bomb. Netanyahu’s charges were proven to be fabrications. Continue reading

NSA using SIGINT partners to spy on Americans

Recent revelations in the German press demonstrate that the National Security Agency (NSA) continues to evade the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by using its second and third party signals intelligence (SIGINT) partners to carry out surveillance on U.S. persons. Continue reading

Beware the Ides of October as Pentagon prepares for World War III

On this 53rd anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis, it is critically-important for President Obama to second guess every whim and desire of his top military brass and neocon Cabinet members like Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and National Security Adviser Susan Rice. Continue reading

Syrian Kurds should beware an alliance with the CIA

The Obama administration has reportedly “reversed” itself on providing assistance to the Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Continue reading

Nobel Committee rewards Muslim Brotherhood with Peace Prize

Once again, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has either shown itself to be a bunch of drunken sots plastered on 80 proof aquavit or continuing their role as dupes for global troublemaker George Soros and his themed revolution friends at the Central Intelligence Agency. By awarding this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialog Quartet, the Nobel hierarchy pays homage to the main Islamist political party in Tunisia, the Ennahda. Continue reading

Was Clinton running a parallel, outsourced State Department?

The real scandal surrounding Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s private email system may be that she was running, in concert with a private consulting firm tied closely to George Soros, an outsourced and parallel State Department answerable only to her and not President Obama, the Congress, or the American people. Continue reading

The TPP’s coming Internet censorship

The agreement by 12 Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, to enact the still-secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is fraught with dangers for the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment on freedoms of the press and speech. The pact agreed upon by the 12 nations in Atlanta reportedly contains provisions that could be used by governments, parastatal corporations, and multinational corporations to initiate an international version of what is known in the United States as “SLAPP suits.” Continue reading

Putin bests Obama on leadership front against Islamic State

President Barack Obama never likes to be upstaged in the popularity and leadership department. Yet, that is exactly what has occurred with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decisive military action against the Islamic State in Syria. Continue reading

Explosions in China are no longer reported as ‘accidents’ but as sabotage

When a series of explosions ripped through a number of Chinese factories in August, including a massive “nuclear-like” explosion in Tianjin that destroyed a large portion of the city’s port area, the media insisted they were merely “accidents.” WMR reported at the time that they were acts of sabotage involving Japanese operatives linked to the fanatic suicide cult once known as the Aum Shinrikyo movement who also had ties to the militarist government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Continue reading

Putin shows Obama to be a weak-kneed incompetent on ISIL

As Russian President Vladimir Putin followed up his request before the United Nations General Assembly for a grand coalition to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by launching Russia’s first air strikes on ISIL positions near Homs in Syria, President Barack Obama belatedly got around to issuing sanctions and asset freezes on a number of ISIL officers and fighters tied to Western intelligence services. Continue reading

Cruz: The Tortilla Coast assassin

GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has vowed to kill Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and tear up the international nuclear deal with Iran if he is elected president. Cruz made his threat to commit a terrorist act against the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran while speaking to Values Voter Summit in Washington, a grouping of far-right wing fundamentalist “Christians” who decided to hold their meeting to compete with the visit to Washington of Pope Francis I. Continue reading

Is the pope a conspiracy believer?

In his September 24 address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis I named four “great Americans” who he believes had a significant impact upon the world: Abraham Lincoln; Martin Luther King, Jr.; social activist Dorothy Day; and Thomas Merton. Most people have heard of the first three. But who was Thomas Merton? Continue reading

Saudi “generosity” breeds radicalized Wahhabis in New Jersey

The government of Saudi Arabia, which financed the 9/11 attacks on the United States, according to the still-classified 28-pages from the congressional joint inquiry on the intelligence failures that led to the attacks, recently shocked Germany by offering to build 200 mosques for recently-arrived Muslim refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and other predominantly Muslim nations. What made the Saudi offer even more galling to the Germans was the fact that it was Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabist allies in the Persian Gulf region that facilitated the mass influx of refugees after the wealthy Arab potentates of Riyadh, Doha, and Abu Dhabi helped overthrow Muammar Qaddafi in Libya and initiated a rebellion against Syria’s President Bashar al Assad. Continue reading

The 9/11 incident you’ve never heard about

On the morning of September 12, 2001, the day after America suffered its worst terrorist attack in history, the FBI’s headquarters in Washington sent out a “be on the lookout” or “BOLO” message to police and other law enforcement agencies around the United States. Known to local police departments as a “Switch” message, the BOLO alerted police to “two Middle Eastern-looking” individuals, driving a stolen truck and driving toward the East Coast. Continue reading