Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

Nancy Reagan never wanted to see the Bushes again

WMR was told by a longtime national security aide to then-President Ronald Reagan that First Lady Nancy Reagan told White House staff that “I never want to see the Bushes again.” The comment came after Bush family friend John Hinckley attempted to assassinate Reagan on March 30, 1981, some ten weeks after the presidential inauguration. Mrs. Reagan apparently was convinced that Vice President George H W Bush and Second Lady Barbara Bush were somehow connected to the assassination attempt. Continue reading

Monroe Doctrine becomes the Obama Doctrine

Long discredited, the Monroe Doctrine, a policy set forth by President James Monroe that stipulates that the Western Hemisphere is America’s backyard over which it exercises complete tutelage, has been dusted off by Barack Obama. The neo-Monroe Doctrine, which can be called the Obama Doctrine, has seen the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, State Department, and the Pentagon actively work to oust progressive leaders from power in Latin America. Continue reading

Another victim of the Panama Papers: Pacific self-determination

In yet a further example that the release of the so-called “Panama Papers” furthered the agenda of the United States and its FIVE EYES intelligence allies Australia and New Zealand, there was an immediate condemnation of the role that certain offshore tax haven islands in the Pacific played in the tax avoidance schemes of Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm accused of helping shelter billions of dollars from tax authorities. Continue reading

Court jesters seizing the palace: Comedians have no place in political office

Jimmy Morales, the television comedian who was elected the president of Guatemala, was seriously not funny when he launched a campaign against the country’s urban and suburban slum youth. Morales dubbed his program “Operation Condor.” Continue reading

Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) hopes to become first Scientologist senator

If Florida Republican congressman David Jolly has his way, he will become the first Scientologist U.S. senator. Jolly, who represents the city of Clearwater, the international headquarters for Scientology, is running for senator to replace Marco Rubio, who is not running for re-election. Continue reading

Rove backing Cruz and Hillary at same time

According to longtime Republican Party insiders, chief GOP strategist Karl Rove, dubbed “Bush’s brain” during his long service for George W. Bush, is providing campaign advice for both GOP candidate Ted Cruz and leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Rove, who backed the aborted campaign of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, is doing everything necessary to deny the GOP nomination to Donald Trump. Continue reading

It’s not £30,000 in Cameron’s offshore account, it’s at least £2 million

British Prime Minister David Cameron tried to fend off criticism of an offshore trust maintained in the Bahamas by his father Ian Cameron and which he inherited upon his father’s death in 2010. The details of the trust were contained in the massive tranche of documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which were leaked to the media by the dubious International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), an operation funded by George Soros, the CIA-connected U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ford Foundation. Continue reading

‘Cherry picking’ leaked documents: a CIA art form

The US Central Intelligence Agency, rather than attempt to deter massive leaks of sensitive documents, including classified US government materials, has figured out it is much more advantageous to “cherry pick” certain information and then release it as “major news” to a corporate media eager and willing to run with what they are handed. Such has been the case with the so-called “Panama Papers.“ Continue reading

America’s insatiable appetite for foreign bases

The Obama administration will be remembered for the extension of American military bases to the most far-flung parts of the world in a manner not seen since the early days of the Cold War. Continue reading

Managed ‘leak’ targets Western foes, soft peddles right-wingers and American lackeys

The world has experienced leaks like the so-called “Panama Papers” before. A consortium of global corporate media entities are cherry-picking information from a purported leak of 11 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. The list was obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), an NGO financially supported by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations and the Central Intelligence Agency-directed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Continue reading

Obama’s war with the news media goes international

Ever since he became president, Barack Obama has had it out with the press—from the White House’s own press corps, which has been reduced to acting as stenographers feeding on every press release fed to it by Obama’s press secretary, to recent calls for a federal agency to combat “disinformation” from foreign news sources. Continue reading

Trump’s foreign policy team: it gets a big ‘F’

GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump announced the names of some of his foreign policy advisers. Two names stand out as particularly egregious selections: Walid Phares, the “token Arab” for a number of pro-Israeli think tanks and policy laundries in Washington and Joseph Schmitz, the Pentagon’s chief cover-up artist as inspector general. Continue reading

Langley’s latest themed revolution: the Yellow Duck Revolution in Brazil

The latest themed revolution concocted by the Central Intelligence Agency’s “soft power” agents in the Brazilian federal and state legislatures, corporate media, and courts and prosecutors’ offices—all spurred on with the financial help of George Soros’s nongovernmental organizations—is the “Yellow Duck Revolution.” Continue reading

The need for “CSO” teams in Russia, Serbia, China, and elsewhere

When a single multi-billionaire controls not only America’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Free Asia/Radio Liberty operations in Munich and Prague and he virtually owns and operates such non-profit non-governmental organizations like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, national governments targeted by such a menace should take notice and respond aggressively. George Soros will continue to dominate the foreign policy of a Hillary Clinton administration. Soros recently donated $8 million to boost her presidential campaign. Continue reading

Obama’s grotesque legacy in Latin America

President Barack Obama’s recently announced trip to Cuba, the first for an American president since that of Calvin Coolidge in 1928, does not represent a new chapter in US-Latin American relations. Instead, Obama’s Latin American trek is meant to put his seal of approval on more than a decade of gross US interference in Latin American affairs that has seen Central Intelligence Agency covert support for coups, attempted coups, economic warfare, separatist movements, and open treason by opposition party leaders. Continue reading

The promised jihadist apocalypse of Dabiq

If Saudi Arabia and Turkey have their way, Quranic Armageddon will soon be coming to the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has announced, in an agreement with Turkey, that it is sending planes and military personnel to the Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey to fight a ground and air battle with the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, which has made tremendous gains on the battlefield with the help of the armed forces of Russia. Continue reading

Trump rally in Tampa: Is Trump vetting his senior campaign staff? It doesn’t appear so

There was something disturbing about Donald Trump’s “yuuge” rally at the University of South Florida’s Sun Dome in Tampa on the evening of February 12. It was not Trump’s familiar “red meat” talking points, in which he railed against illegal immigrants, Jeb Bush, free trade agreements, and Obamacare. Although Trump fancies himself as the anti-neocon, lambasting George W. Bush for lying about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and allowing 9/11 to happen on his watch, Trump’s cadre of state-level campaign officials suggest that neocons are gravitating toward his campaign. What is even more troubling is that Trump, if elected president, will likely mete out important government jobs to these neocon campaign workers. Continue reading

Qaddafi’s assassination benefitted AFRICOM and ISIL

After Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi was brutally assassinated on October 20, 2011, by US-supported guerrillas, then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gloated about the murder by braying, “we came, we saw, he died.” Continue reading

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