Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

US propaganda operations attract extremist families

Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando, Florida nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and self-styled leader of a pro-Taliban Afghan government-in-exile in Florida, is emblematic of the American policy that permits extremist propaganda operatives to be nurtured on US soil. Since the Cold War era, the US Central Intelligence Agency has exceled in finding the most extreme Cubans, Eastern Europeans, Afghanis, Uighurs, and others to concoct and broadcast incendiary propaganda on airwaves funded by the US government. Continue reading

Myths about Brexit and the EU

The upset victory of the Brexit campaign for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the Europe Union has all the usual suspects pulling their hair, gnashing their teeth, clutching their pearls, and looking for the nearest fainting couch. The gloom and doom predictions that the world now faces an economic catastrophe are on the lips of George Soros-paid operatives and Wall Street con artists who have managed to book themselves on the blathering “news” shows found in the vast wasteland of cable television. Continue reading

Former Mossad chief admits to helping Al Qaeda branch in Syria

In an interview with the Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera, Efraim Halevy, the former head of Mossad confirmed what many in the Middle East and around the world already surmised: that Israel provided “tactical” assistance to Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, throughout the Syrian civil war. Continue reading

Second Zurich Insurance exec’s suicide amid renewed interest in 9/11 culprits

Amid renewed public interest in determining the identities of all the culprits behind the 9/11 attacks, comes word that a second executive with one of the World Trade Center’s insurers has died from “suicide.” Continue reading

Uncle Sam’s support for terrorism laid bare

The McClatchy news service scoop that Labib al-Nahhas, the Syrian foreign affairs director of al-Qaeda’s ally Ahrar ash-Sham, visited Washington, DC in December 2015 should have created a huge political stir in a presidential election year. Continue reading

9/11′s conspiracy trio falling apart

The three conspirators—American neocons, Saudi Arabia, and Israel—that successfully pulled off the crime of the 21st century, namely the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, are infighting to the point that the layers of secrecy surrounding the 9/11 attacks are beginning to wither away. Continue reading

South China Sea hypocrisy: Washington’s imperialistic hold on tiny islands

While the Pentagon and US State Department continue to issue forth missives and warnings to China about it activities in staking territorial claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, Washington has its own sordid history of retaining control of islands claimed by other nations. Continue reading

Eurovision a U.S. propaganda tool against Russia

Eurovision, the annual European song competition that launched the careers of the Swedish group Abba and Canada’s Celine Dion, has become nothing more than a propaganda tool of the United States. Continue reading

Presidential campaign computer networks become national security systems

By simple fiat, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper has designated the computer systems and networks used by the top three presidential campaigns as being of “national security interest.” The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have directed the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump to accede to the dictates of the national security state to protect their computer systems from unnamed “foreign hackers.” Continue reading

CIA: Undermining and Nazifying Ukraine since 1953

The recent declassification of over 3,800 documents by the Central Intelligence Agency provides detailed proof that since 1953 the CIA operated two major programs intent on not only destabilizing Ukraine but Nazifying it with followers of the World War II Ukrainian Nazi leader Stepan Bandera. Continue reading

Soros not the first to stir up ethnic nationalism inside Russia

Although global hedge fund mogul George Soros and his non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have attempted to stir up ethnic nationalism inside the Russian Federation since the end of the Cold War, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began such troublemaking as early as 1953. Continue reading

America’s TTIP ‘Trojan Horse’ being forced upon Europe

According to a tranche of 240 pages of confidential negotiating documents on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) leaked to Greenpeace Netherlands, the Obama administration has been pressuring the European Union to allow the importation of hormone-tainted meat and genetically-modified food products in return for easing US import tariffs on European automobiles. Critics of the TTIP claim that it is nothing more the companion Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) on steroids, as far as granting multinational corporations unlimited powers to override national and supranational laws. These include those of individual EU member states and the European Union itself. Continue reading

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