Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

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

9/11 research is not a ‘conspiracy theory’ but an academic/legal study of SCAD

Those who attended this year’s 9/11 “truth” conference at West Park Presbyterian Church in Manhattan were urged to examine the events of 9/11, including the anthrax attacks of 2001, in view of them being not “conspiracy theories” but a legitimate study of SCAD, or “state crimes against democracy.” Continue reading

DIA maintains much needed discrete liaisons amid neocon buffoonery

While the neocons who have infested the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Council seek to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, wage war with Russia in Ukraine, topple the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria, and derail peace talks between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian government, a little-known entity within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) continues to maintain liaisons with governments and groups. Many of these countries and groups are targets of the neocons and the CIA loyalists of its pro-Saudi and pro-Israeli director John Brennan. Continue reading

Perpetrators behind 9/11: Following the money

On the fourteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon the United States, events that forever changed American democracy, there are those within the U.S. government who continue to cover up who and what were actually behind these terrorist attacks. Continue reading

Who’s responsible for 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s death?

The world is in angst over an photograph of a dead Syrian Kurdish boy who washed ashore after the boat transporting the baby boy capsized while en route from Turkey’s Bodrum peninsula to the Greek isle of Kos. Four other children, including Aylan’s 5-year-old brother and their mother, also drowned. Continue reading

CIA pressured India to dump foreign minister in 1980s

A formerly classified Central Intelligence Agency report dated May 21, 1986, indicates that the agency pressured Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to fire his foreign minister, Bali Ram Bhagat in 1986. The CIA cites Bhagat’s criticism of the U.S. bombing of Libya and his attendance at a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tripoli. Bhagat launched a blistering criticism of the U.S. bombing of Libya at a meeting at the United Nations in New York Continue reading

Convicted criminal says U.S. should ally with Al Qaeda

Convicted criminal David Petraeus, who also happens to have served as top U.S. military commander in the Middle East and Afghanistan and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has suggested the United States ally with Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria to battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Petraeus’s comments come just over a week from America’s observance of the alleged attack by Al Qaeda on the United States on September 11, 2001. Continue reading

Has Gladio returned to Europe?

The recent shooting at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul by two woman who were claimed by Turkish authorities to be members of a far-left terrorist group, the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), as well as a suspicious incident on a Thalys high-speed train bound for Paris from Amsterdam, indicate that the false flag operations conducted by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s Cold War-era “stay behind network” known as Gladio may be back in full operation. Continue reading

CIA archives: Langley had its hands heavily involved in treason against President Carter

Declassified Central Intelligence Agency archives indicate that the top brass at Langley was concerned about press reports in 1980 that not only did the Ronald Reagan-George Bush-William Casey campaign team engineer an “arms-for-no-hostages” deal with Ayatollah Khomeini’s government in Iran—thus ensuring the U.S. embassy hostages would remain in Tehran until after the November presidential election—but also tipped off Iran about President Jimmy Carter’s planned attempt to rescue the hostages using military force. Continue reading

Return to Bush America: Revisiting American war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida and brother of George W. Bush, has been referring to his brother’s failed “war against evil doers” in recent comments suggesting that he continues to support the wars of folly and choice waged by the Bush-Cheney administration from 2001 to 2009. Continue reading

Israel undermining Obama using fifth columnists

President Obama may feel besieged by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its allies over their strident opposition to the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran but the American president is but one of a long line of Western leaders who have been faced with an Israeli-directed fifth column in their own countries. Continue reading

Growing evidence that CIA’s John Brennan is a Wahhabist convert

The tell-tale signs were always there. When John Owen Brennan, who had served as Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser was sworn in to head the Central Intelligence Agency, the Jesuit-educated former CIA officer opted to take the oath on a copy of the U.S. Constitution, not on the bible as every past CIA director, Christian and Jewish, had done. Brennan is also the highest-ranking U.S. official to have ever visited the Islamic holy city of Mecca, a privilege reserved only for pious Muslims and special guests of the Saudi King, who also serves as the “Guardian of the Two Shrines of Mecca and Medina.” Continue reading

Jeb Bush must be asked about the 1980 October Surprise

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush has some “‘splainin to do” over his knowledge of the 1979-80 operations by his father’s loyalists within the Central Intelligence Agency to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term by ensuring Iran maintained custody of the U.S. embassy hostages in Tehran until after the November 1980 presidential election. Continue reading

Jeb Bush’s missing CIA years: Caracas banker and Miami money launderer

During the recent Republican presidential candidates’ “debate” in Cleveland, former Florida Governor John Ellis Bush (JEB) wanted to recount his eight years as governor of the Sunshine State. However, it is not Bush the politician who should be of interest to voters but Bush the Central Intelligence Agency “non-official cover” banker in Venezuela and Miami-based real estate businessman/money launderer who should alarm the American electorate. While Jeb’s brother, George W. Bush, glossed over his AWOL status with the Texas Air National Guard, Jeb does not have a military record to defend but he does have a CIA employment record to fess up to. Continue reading

Jeb Bush received comprehensive CIA briefing when he worked for bank in Caracas

WMR has obtained a copy of a letter sent to the Central Intelligence Agency by Jeb Bush when he served as the top official of Texas Commerce Bank in Caracas, Venezuela. On April 8, 2015, WMR first reported on the possibility that Bush, a recent college graduate, may have served as a CIA “non-official cover” (NOC) agent in Venezuela. The revelation about Bush’s past links to the CIA comes two days before his expected announcement in Miami that he is a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading

Jeb Bush’s CIA ‘NOC’ work in Venezuela

Former Florida Governor and 2016 presidential hopeful Jeb Bush may have thought he could pass himself off as “Hispanic” when he ticked off that ethnic option on his 2009 voter registration form but he was not able to easily pass himself off as a “banker” in Venezuela in the late 1970s. Continue reading

Massive movement of cash from Fed prior to 9/11

CHICAGO, Il—Although the 9/11 Commission and Federal Bureau of Investigation claimed they thoroughly investigated suspicious “put options” placed against the shares of United and American Airlines, as well as Swiss Re and Munich Re prior to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, they failed to investigate another set of suspicious financial transactions prior to 9/11. Continue reading

The Surveillance State is upon us

When it comes to investigative reporters probing the activities of the rich and powerful, we are the virtual “canaries in the coal mine.” And nothing points to the current state of surveillance powers as our current investigation, the details of which will become known to all of our members and readers in due time. Continue reading

70th anniversary of ‘The Bomb’s’ use against civilians

It has been 70 years since the United States became the only nation in history that deployed two atomic “weapons of mass destruction” against civilian populations. On August 6, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay took off from Tinian island, north of Guam. After flying six hours to the main Japanese island of Honshu, pilot Paul Tibbets flew his aircraft over the city of Hiroshima released “Little Boy,” an atomic bomb with the explosive power of 16 kilotons of TNT. Continue reading

Pollard ‘false flag’ defense was an AIPAC gambit

U.S. spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard, convicted of espionage in 1987 and due for parole on November 20, 2015, was reported at the time of his arrest to have been spying not for Israel but for South Africa, Pakistan, East Germany, the Soviet Union, and even Iran. However, according to documents held by the Central Intelligence Agency and declassified in 2013, this “false flag” defense—false flag was the term used at the time—was designed to deflect Pollard’s espionage activities away from Israel. Continue reading

In 2006, WMR reported on Hastert’s blackmailable ‘misconduct’

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) was indicted in Chicago on May 28 for lying to FBI agents about his cash withdrawals from his various bank accounts. Hastert withdrew the money, allegedly beginning in 2010, to pay an individual described only as “Individual A” in the federal indictment as blackmail over “prior misconduct” on the part of Hastert. The Chicago Tribune only referred to the blackmail as “Dennis Hastert’s dark secret,” but northern Illinois was abuzz with credible rumors that dark secret had something to do with Hastert’s earlier years as a wrestling coach for boys at Yorkville High School outside of Chicago. Continue reading

U.S. ambassadors continue to alienate foreign leaders

U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro has become the latest American envoy to find himself or herself at odds with foreign leaders over pushy interventionist comments and activities not commensurate with their diplomatic status. Continue reading

U.S. Special Operations forces stage assault on . . . Fort Lauderdale

When the largely geriatric city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is not putting residents who feed the homeless in jail, it is playing host to U.S. Special Operations Command troops who used the city to stage mock urban warfare assaults. Continue reading

CIA document: U.S. split the Iraqi Kurds by backing right-wing faction

The Central Intelligence Agency was no less two-faced in 1975 than it is 40 years later in being on more than one side in Middle East strife brought about largely as a result of CIA subterfuge. Today, the U.S. military is coordinating its attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq with Iranian ground forces in the country, who are defending the Shi’a Iraqis and Kurds, while, at the same time, the U.S. is providing logistical and intelligence assistance to a Saudi-led coalition, which includes Islamic State and Al Qaeda forces, fighting against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who seized control of the country from a U.S. puppet regime whose president fled to Saudi Arabia. Continue reading