Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

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

Soros and Kochs team up in Latin American staged protests

In what could have major ramifications around the world, paid Brazilian protest provocateurs for George Soros have been discovered teaming up with operatives on the payroll of American billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. After the plan by the CIA and Soros to unseat President Dilma Rousseff, thus drive a knife into the emerging BRICS alliance of Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa, through the aerial assassination last year of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, Langley has opted for an eastern European-style themed revolution in Brazil. Continue reading

Old senile men and Westphalian fascism

The leading Republican war hawk in the U.S. Senate, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain of Arizona, in a single week, misused his position to entertain arcane testimony from three decrepit agents of U.S. power politics. Continue reading

Assassination of Nemtsov a classic CIA tactic

The recent gangland-style assassination of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, in the very shadow of the Kremlin, is a classic Central Intelligence Agency frame-up operation designed to further pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin. Continue reading

Western ‘mediators’ are biased toward Kiev putschists

Gone are the days when certain Western nations possessed bona fide credentials as impartial mediators of conflicts. Today, even the Swiss, long regarded as neutral, are anything but, judging from their cooperation agreements with such NATO contrivances the as Partnership for Peace (PfP) and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC). Continue reading

CIA bought up its own WMD-related weapons in Iraq

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has successfully spun a story to, among other media outlets, The New York Times, that claims that in its highly-classified Operation AVARICE it bought from the black market in Iraq weapons of mass destruction components, including nerve-agent rockets. AVARICE is said to have started in 2005 and ended in 2006. The CIA claimed the U.S. destroyed 400 Borak rockets, procured in the 1980s, that were capable of carrying chemical weapons. Continue reading

Challah Queen at it again with another coup d’état

America’s “Challah Queen,” Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, is at it again with Macedonian media reporting that she was at the center of an attempted “color revolution” coup against Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski’s government. Continue reading

Israel’s latest attempt to steal American high tech communications technology

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s controversial trip to the United States, where he will address a joint session of the Congress over the wishes of the White House and with a partial Democratic boycott of the speech, has brought up once again the age-old question that afflicts those who support Israel: Are they more loyal to the Jewish State or the United States? Continue reading

Timely book on Saudi/CIA backing of Al Qaeda

Former U.S. consular officer in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Mike Springmann could not have been more timely with his new book, “Visas for Al Qaeda: CIA Handouts that Rocked the World.” As demands grow for the Obama administration to release the 28 missing pages from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on 9/11 intelligence failures, Springmann’s book serves as a unique preface and epilogue to the Senate report. In fact, Springmann’s description of the pipeline that provided U.S. visas to Saudi and other Wahhabist radicals provides for the reader what is, according to intelligence insiders, identified as a key finding in the “missing” 28 pages. Continue reading

National Prayer Breakfast is international CIA roundup

President Obama, once again, gave the false impression that the annual National Prayer Breakfast is a White House-sponsored event. In fact, the event was borne out of post-World War I anti-labor activism by fascist-oriented businessmen and conservative Protestant religious leaders in Seattle. Continue reading

Anglican vicar a target of ‘Anti-Gentilism’ from Zionist quarters

WMR has recently reported on the growing threat of “anti-Gentilism” in Europe most notably seen in the virulent anti-Christian and anti-Islamic cartoons published by the recent Rothschild family-acquired French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, sexually-explicit attacks on churches and mosques by George Soros-funded and -inspired feminist groups like FEMEN and Pussy Riot, and attacks by Zionist groups on mainstream Christian denominations that support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) initiative against Israel. Continue reading

Ukraine’s ‘Flying Dutchman’ weapons transport makes its rounds

In a repeat of the Central Intelligence Agency’s globe hopping weapons transport cargo planes of the Iran-Contra scandal and the more recent Libyan rebel supply caper to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi, a Ukrainian Antonov AN-124 (tail number UR-82072) heavy lifter military transport plane, denoted as an “International Cargo Transport” and belonging to the “Antonov Transport Bureau,” astonished residents around Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport in Serbia when it landed there on January 28, 2015. The Ukrainian plane, the world’s largest aircraft, was a rare sight at an airport in a country that generally supports Russia in its conflict with Kiev. Continue reading

New Saudi king was major supporter of Al Qaeda

The new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the half-brother of King Abdullah, who died in his early 90s from complications from pneumonia, is expected to rule with a more Wahhabist-oriented religious bent and concentrate on limiting cautious political reforms started by Abdullah. Salman is also expected to devote his energies to increasing Saudi national security. Continue reading

There are limits to inciteful speech

As unlikely a pair as Pope Francis and Charlie Hebdo founder have weighed in on the flagrant incitement of believers of a major religion with the intent of causing violence. On his way to the Philippines, the Pope said, “You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.” He also said that if someone insulted his mother, he “could expect a punch” in return. Continue reading

Kiev was hotbed of neo-Nazism even during Soviet times

The CIA archives contain an obscure newspaper article from the New York Herald Tribune, dated September 14, 1964, that points out that neo-Nazism and anti-Semitism ran rampant in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev even during the time of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. This fact makes the current love affair between neoconservative Zionists like Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, and incoming Central Intelligence Agency Director David Cohen and the neo-Nazi imbued government of Ukraine all the more perplexing. Continue reading

Fox News’s ‘experts’ are blatant propagandists and liars

Only the most ignorant consider Fox News to be a legitimate news network. And when it comes to issues dealing with terrorism and Islam, Fox News is not only a font of disinformation and blatant propaganda but also flat out lies. Continue reading