Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

Co-chair of 9/11 Commission backtracks on skepticism

(WMR)—Former 9/11 Commission Co-chair Lee Hamilton, a one-time chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, backtracked on his previously-pronounced skepticism about the fabrications and evasion faced by his commission in pursuit of the truth about the 9/11 attack. Continue reading

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

NATO charter member Denmark has been a sycophantic ally of the United States for most of the years following the founding of the Western military alliance in 1949. Until 1949, many Danes favored the creation of a neutralist military bloc of Nordic nations that would steer clear of American and Soviet military alliances. This attitude by the Danes irked Washington. A recently declassified Central Intelligence Agency document titled Neutrality and Third Force Tendencies in Western Europe and dated December 19, 1950, bemoaned the presence of neutralists in Denmark . . . Continue reading

Strategy of killing civilians in Gaza and eastern Ukraine has same culprits

(WMR)—The attack policy that the Israel Defense Force (IDF) has used in indiscriminately targeting civilians in Gaza mirrors the policy of the Ukrainian government in attacking civilians in eastern Ukraine. Moreover, the two operations, Israel’s “Protective Edge” and Ukraine’s “Anti-terrorist operation,” have something else in common. Both were developed by the same Zionist fascist elements who are calling the shots in Jerusalem and Kiev. Continue reading

FIVE EYES assault on social media

(WMR)—The latest release of documents from the Ed Snowden cache reveal that the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the National Security Agency’s British counterpart, has spearheaded the development of tools to manipulate, disrupt, and collect personal information from social media, including Facebook, PalTalk, and YouTube. Continue reading

Putin rides high in Latin America as U.S. sanctions falter

(WMR)—Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Brazil where he will participate in the 2014 summit of the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa held in the city of Fortaleza. Continue reading

Blatant Israeli propaganda blasting away on CNN

(WMR)—On July 9, before making his obligatory trip to Jerusalem to cover the latest uneven Israeli-Palestinian military confrontation where Israeli “revenge killings” of innocent Palestinians is state policy, CNN Washington Bureau Chief Wolf Blitzer had an all-too-expected comment as he was seeing Israeli war planes bomb a crowded building in Gaza. Blitzer’s comment was, “Wow! Look at that!” Continue reading

Pope Francis under physical threat from Vatican bankers; pontiff may have been poisoned

Like Pope John Paul I, Pope Francis is threatened by Vatican bankers keen on maintaining the Vatican’s status as an international money laundering center, according to information provided to WMR by sources deeply entrenched in daily Vatican operations. Continue reading

‘Bandar Bush’ is back calling the shots on ISIL’s advance through Iraq

Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the godfather behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), now called the “Islamic State” or “Islamic Caliphate,” has returned to an influential position advising King Abdullah after being sacked as Saudi intelligence chief last April. Bandar’s new title is “adviser to the King and his special envoy.” Continue reading

The neocons are back!

Like proverbial “bad pennies,” many of the leading neoconservative architects of America’s failed interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan are being hauled back in front of television news cameras to comment on the current predicament that Washington finds itself in with a surging “Al Qaeda” spinoff attempting to seize control of eastern Syria and western and northern Iraq and transform the area into a radical Islamic “caliphate.” Continue reading

From the pages of Orwell and ‘1984’: Irregular warfare against Eurasia

“Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible.” These are the words from “1984,” George Orwell’s fictional novel and eerily correct prognostication of future events from geopolitics to the loss of privacy and the rise of the surveillance state. Continue reading

Missing Saddam

The neoconservatives who have driven the foreign policies of Barack Obama and his predecessor, George W. Bush, have seen their plans for total disruption of the Middle East come to fruition. It was the neocons’ insatiable desire to eliminate every Arab populist socialist government that now has a breakaway faction of Al Qaeda, assisted by former members of Saddam Hussein’s Republican Guard, seizing Mosul and Tikrit and is now within marching distance of Baghdad. In January, the Iraqi jihadists seized control of Fallujah, the site of one of the bloodiest battles during the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Continue reading

America’s enthusiasm for the status quo

The French have a saying that sums up the foreign policy of the United States: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la meme chose”—”the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Nothing exemplified America’s enthusiasm for the status quo more than President Obama’s appearance at a news conference alongside British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to the 70th anniversary commemoration of D-Day held the next day in France. Continue reading

The big loser in Cantor’s defeat

(WMR)—The biggest loser in the surprise primary election loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the Israel Lobby. Cantor lost by a double-digit margin to former World Bank consultant Dave Brat, the candidate of the Tea Party. It is ironic that a former employee for such a bugbear for the Tea Party as the World Bank would become the “anti-globalist” Tea Party’s latest hero. Continue reading

Ice Station Obama

Although President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” is receiving media attention, his little-known push to establish American hegemony over the rapidly melting Arctic polar zone has gone largely unnoticed. Continue reading

More questions than answers in Brussels museum shooting

(WMR)—Although French police continue to detain Mehdi Nemmouche, a French national who recently returned to France from Syria, there are more questions than answers in a shooting that WMR originally reported has all the markings of a false flag attack. Nemmouche is accused of killing an Israeli couple, a French volunteer, and a Belgian museum employee in the museum attack that came just prior to the European Parliament elections. Nemmouche is being held by French police for allegedly being found in possession of weapons, a large amount of ammunition, and a video claiming responsibility for the Brussels museum attack. Continue reading

European Parliament’s new ‘neo-Nazi/far right’—not so ‘Nazi’ and not so ‘far right’

Amid all the hair pulling and teeth gnashing by the Eurocrats and their overly paid pundits in the media about how the European Parliament electoral victories of the Eurosceptic French National Front, UK Independence Party, Danish People’s Party, and other “far right” parties could spell the imminent doom for the European Union, some level-headed observations are in order. Just as Europe’s once avowedly Marxist-Leninist Communist parties now sing the praises of the European Union, along with their once anti-capitalist friends in the European Green Party movement, the “neo-fascists” have moderated and can no longer be called “neo-Nazi” or totally opposed to European integration. Most of the Eurosceptic parties, for example, are supporters of NATO, which many believe is merely an American-led military enforcement arm of the EU. Continue reading

Brussels museum attack said to have fingerprints of a “false flag” operation

On Saturday, May 24, a lone gunman walked into the entrance of the Jewish Museum in Brussels and opened fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Three people, including an Israeli tourist couple—Mira and Emmanuel Riva—and Dominique Sabrier, a French woman volunteer at the museum, were immediately killed in the attack. A fourth shooting victim, Alexandre Strens, a Belgian employee of the museum, died the following day. Continue reading

Bilderberg elite gather in Denmark to circle their wagons

It’s not easy these days being members of the world’s elite class of business tycoons, bankers, political leaders of various “neo”-ideology stripes, and “bought-and-paid for” members of the media. In the European elections, the people have spoken. What the European electorate had to say about the globalization promoted for years by the cabal of Bilderberg billionaires, politicians, and propagandists that gathers in different countries annually to plot their next moves is certainly not music to the ears of the elite. Continue reading

The ‘Corker’ in U.S.-Russian relations

Merriam Webster’s English dictionary defines a “corker” as an “amusing person.” When it comes to drafting legislation to “punish” Russia with sanctions over the situation in Ukraine, Tennessee’s Republican Senator and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Corker certainly lives up to his name . . . Continue reading

Obama decides to take on China and Russia

(WMR)—Pentagon sources have told WMR that they are alarmed at the rapid pace at which the Obama White House has moved to increase tensions with China so quickly on the heels of a breakdown in U.S. relations with Russia. Continue reading

Obama’s authorization for breaking up the Russian Federation

(WMR)—The plan by neoconservative elements embedded in the Obama administration to seek a Yugoslavia-style breakup of the Russian Federation continues to manifest itself by President Obama’s continued commitment to the Captive Nations doctrine first enunciated by Ukrainian right-wing nationalist provocateur Dr. Lev Dobriansky. Continue reading

Doctor Strangelove returns as General Breedlove

In Stanley Kubrick’s 1954 madcap dark comedy “Dr. Strangelove,” the clearly demented main character is a former scientist for Adolf Hitler who ends up as a military adviser to a fictional American president involved in a nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union. The Strangelove character was not merely a figment of Kubrick’s otherwise brilliant imagination. Dr. Strangelove, who urges a massive nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, is based on two immigrant Cold Warriors from Europe possessing doctoral degrees: Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Machiavellian national security adviser President Richard Nixon and Russian affairs adviser to President Barack Obama, and Dr. Edward Teller, the father of America’s hydrogen bomb. In real life, Kissinger, a German and an alleged Jew, and Teller, a Hungarian, brought their anti-Russian European political “baggage” to bear on America’s policy toward Moscow during the height of the Cold War. Kissinger and Teller, like the revenge-seeking Nazi, Strangelove, wanted Russia punished for personal political reasons. Continue reading

NSA targets embassies in black bag operations

(WMR)—The latest tranche of classified documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have been released in Glenn Greenwald’s book, “No Place to Hide.” The documents paint a picture of an NSA intent on capturing every digital and analog signal in the world, a program codenamed ASPHALT, or simply, “Collect-It-All.” Continue reading

Ukraine’s steady transformation to a Fourth Reich nation

(WMR)—Not since the end of World War II has the world seen anything as close to a Fourth Reich recreation of a Third Reich regime as it has seen in Ukraine. Just as many of the German Nazi Party’s Brown Shirts were transformed by Adolf Hitler into loyal members of the SS, neo-Nazi gangs in Ukraine have been sworn into the new Ukrainian National Guard. Continue reading

OFAC: Obama’s global ‘collection agency’

(WMR)—No longer content with freezing and seizing the assets of dictators, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), under Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, is now busy seizing the assets of democratically-elected leaders around the world. Continue reading

Vice is not nice and rivals the ‘Beast’

(WMR)—Vice Magazine, the online “news” site founded in 1994 in Montreal as the “Voice of Montreal,” has become a major influential media outlet. But the online magazine also appears to be doing the bidding of Western governments in aiming its fury at Russia, North Korea, and other countries with which are receiving full barrages from the neoconservative propaganda industry. Continue reading

The destabilization of a friendly neighbor by infiltrating and radicalizing secessionist groups

It happened closer to home than you might think

(WMR)—A nuclear-armed superpower deployed intelligence operatives to a neighboring country. The intelligence agents immediately set about to infiltrate a radical secessionist movement in order to push it toward committing acts of kidnapping, assassination, and other violence. After the kidnapping of a foreign diplomat, the central government invoked draconian national security and war measures statutes, suspending civil liberties. The secessionists, who demanded their language, cultural, and political rights within a supposed “federal” system, were demonized by the foreign-led infiltration and radicalization of their movement. Continue reading

Latin American nations under assault in massive Obama campaign of aggression

(WMR)—President Obama reversed the largely “benign neglect” of his predecessor toward the wave of progressive governments coming to power in Latin America and, at some time during his administration, he signed a classified presidential Finding” to do whatever is necessary to oust left-leaning governments in the Western Hemisphere and replace them with docile, pro-American ones. Continue reading

Obama’s sanctions on Russia triggering global recession

(WMR)—The White House media spinmeisters and the talking heads of Bloomberg News and CNBC dare not say it but the sanctions on Russia, being crafted by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s team at the Department of Treasury, are beginning to take their toll on the economies of the United States and western Europe. Continue reading

Wealthy U.S. apparatchiks rally to the New World Order

In the oligarchy known as the United States of America, it is now commonplace for second-generation retired Foreign Service officers like Christopher R. Hill to rally behind the cause of the “New World Order.” Continue reading

Abe’s ‘Rising Sun’ makes Asia nervous

(WMR)—Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Obama’s sushi dining partner, is stoking fears across Asia that he is not only contemplating but looking forward to a military confrontation with China. While many Asian countries fear China’s emerging clout they also have long memories of Japanese militarism and the revanchist signals from Tokyo are also fraying nerves in capitals from Seoul to Manila and Hanoi to Jakarta. Continue reading

CIA conspiracy operations are confirmed in CIA’s own report

(WMR)—It is now well-known that the CIA concocted the term “conspiracy theory” to defame those who questioned the official government conclusion on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy: single gunman, single fatal bullet, case closed. In his book, “Conspiracy Theory in America,” Professor Lance deHaven Smith of Florida State University writes, “The CIA’s campaign to popularize the term ‘conspiracy theory’ and make conspiracy belief a target of ridicule and hostility must be credited, unfortunately, with being one of the most successful propaganda initiatives of all time.” Continue reading