Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

The tragic ends of the CIA’s madams

Many readers may be familiar with the late “DC Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who reportedly committed “suicide” in 2008 prior to her revealing more details about her top flight clientele, which ranged from Vice President Dick Cheney to top officials of the Central Intelligence Agency. Most have likely never heard of Heide Rikan. Continue reading

The U.S. congressional declaration of war against Russia

The sixteen-page anti-Russian House Resolution 758, which was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in an overwhelming vote, is a recipe for active U.S. military and intelligence operations against Russia. Continue reading

CIA has history of blanket denials

The Central Intelligence Agency, which lives and breathes according to the mantra of “plausible deniability,” has a long history of denying wrongdoing. Continue reading

Senate Torture Report exposes bizarre sexual voyeurism of Cheney, others

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, otherwise known as the “Torture Report,” contains a number of references to male sexual abuse also seen in past reports about torture at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and Guantanamo. Continue reading

The CIA-French Gladio plot to kill Eisenhower and Khrushchev

WMR has discovered buried deep within the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives a file on a proposed operation to be carried out by the CIA under Allen Dulles and right-wing members of France’s Gladio “stay behind” network. The operation was to assassinate President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and bring about an all-out war between the two nations. Continue reading

Obama’s CT scan has Washington buzzing

(WMR)—President Obama’s two medical examinations, both on December 6, has Washington buzzing. Any time the president of the United States has so much as a cold, speculation begins flying about the state of the president’s health. Obama has been suffering from a persistent sore throat and he was examined at the White House in the morning by an ear, nose, and throat specialist from the Fort Belvoir Medical Center. The Fort Belvoir doctor used a fiber optic endoscope to examine Obama’s throat. Continue reading

Most ‘transparent’ administration in history will be more opaque for next two years

(WMR)—President Obama billed his administration as the “most transparent” in the history of the United States. After six years, the Obama White House has become a micro-managing executive and, according to Washington insiders, is about to become even more secretive. Continue reading

Qatar is the oasis where neocons and Jihadists find comfort

(WMR)—America’s Middle East version of NATO, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which will become the GCC Plus if Jordan, Egypt, and Morocco join, is quietly celebrating the return of the Saudi, UAE, and Bahraini ambassadors to Qatar after a diplomatic row triggered by Qatar’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood. Apparently, the 34-year old Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, who succeeded to the throne after the 2013 abdication of his father, Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, agreed to limit the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Qatar. Continue reading

Wayne Madsen Report editor on the TSA’s SSSS list

The first clue that something was amiss before my early morning flight to DC National Airport from Tampa was the fact that I could not collect my boarding pass from the airport check-in kiosk. I was also curious that I didn’t receive the typical pre-boarding email from JetBlue. Continue reading

Obama: A placebo for civil liberties

Barack Obama has served as nothing more than a placebo for steadily-eroding civil liberties in the United States. Continue reading

Jeb Bush and the crimes of Brickell Avenue

(WMR)—Prospective 2016 GOP presidential contender Jeb Bush has always felt more at home in the glass towers along the shores of Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami than he has in the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee or the White House during his father’s and brother’s administrations. That is because Jeb, in his youthful days as a “businessman,” cut his political teeth in behind-the scenes CIA drug smuggling, savings and loan rip-offs, and covert Central American wars. Continue reading

Confusion inside Foggy Bottom and Pentagon

(WMR)—The abrupt firing of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after he clashed with national security adviser Susan Rice over an incoherent policy on Syria has spread confusion over U.S. Middle East policy from the Pentagon into the State Department. Continue reading

The low-down on Wasserman-Schultz

(WMR)—A number of residents of Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s 23rd congressional district in Florida are surprised that she still has her job as chair of the Democratic National Committee, especially considering the drubbing the party took at the polls on Election Day. However, given her cult-like following among her fellow New York Jewish transplants who largely make up the electorate in the densely-populated strip from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale, her political currency, not to mention her survivability as DNC chairwoman, come as no surprise. Continue reading

Tony Abbott: America’s useful idiot Down Under

After Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s unfulfilled threat to physically “shirt front” Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 conference in Brisbane, Abbott did manage to undiplomatically insult the Russian head of state by telling him not to recreate the “lost glories of tsarism and the old Soviet Union.” Continue reading

Was the Atta team in Florida a group of poseurs?

(WMR)—HOLLYWOOD, Fla—WMR has sought out and spoken to the few Hollywood residents who distinctly recall how their town became a focal point for the post-9/11 investigation by the FBI of the activities of “lead hijacker” Mohammed Atta and at least three of his compatriots. One very politically-connected resident voices his belief that given the modus operandi of Atta and his team of going out of their way to bring attention to themselves that the purported future hijackers may have been plants. Continue reading

9/11 cleared way for e-exchange and NYSE layoffs

(WMR)—WMR has learned from survivors of the 9/11 attack that the recent opening of the 104-story One World Trade Center in New York completes a project long sought by Wall Street tycoons to lay-off New York Stock Exchange traders and create an electronic stock exchange. It was not merely the asbestos problem that plagued the former World Trade Center buildings, brought down on September 11, 2001, but the need to replace the antiquated New York Stock Exchange trading floor with the Archipelago Exchange or NYSE Arca, which links the NYSE’s electronic exchange via a high-speed optical fiber link to Chicago. Continue reading

GOP consulting with 1998/99 impeachment managers

(WMR)—Some members of the incoming GOP-controlled House of Representatives and Senate are seriously considering impeaching President Obama. And they don’t believe they will face any adverse political consequences since one of the original House impeachment managers in the 1999 Senate trial of President Bill Clinton, Asa Hutchinson, is about to be sworn in as governor of Arkansas, Clinton’s home state. Continue reading

The coming neocon troublemaking for U.S. foreign policy

(WMR)—Perhaps already anticipating pressure from Senator John McCain and other pro-Israeli Republican neocons, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey, only days after the Republican electoral victory, told the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs that he thought that “Israel went to extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties” in Gaza. Dempsey’s opinion was in marked contrast to previous statements in which he said the U.S. must not fight Assad in Syria while also battling the Islamic State. Continue reading

ISIL-Ukraine link exposed

(WMR)—WMR’s Russian, Turkish, and Arab sources are reporting increased traffic via Turkey of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters to Ukraine and vice versa. Many of the ISIL guerrillas are ethnic Chechens who have either citizenship of or permanent residency in the Republic of Georgia. Continue reading

Two CIA-funded ‘cults’ team up in Middle East

(WMR)—WMR’s sources in Turkey and Iran are confirming that links have been established between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Iranian exiled terrorist group Mojahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) through Central Intelligence Agency and Israeli Mossad interlocutors. Continue reading

Israel is sworn enemy of Latin America’s progressive women presidents

(WMR)—Through its actions in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, the so-called “ABC” countries all currently governed by progressive women presidents, Israel has identified itself as an enemy of not only progressive governments in Latin America but particularly those with female leaders. Continue reading

ISIL seen as non-Islamic cult by Mideast intelligence services

(WMR)—Middle Eastern intelligence services have reported to WMR that they believe that the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” or ISIL, also known as “Islamic State” and “Islamic State of Iraq and Sham,” is actually a quite non-Islamic cult developed by Israel and the Central Intelligence Agency and funded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to destabilize the entire Middle East and beyond. Continue reading

CIA big guns still aiming for Rousseff prior to second-round election

(WMR)—After the corporate media and the CIA and George Soros manipulators tried to engineer Green Party-turned-Brazilian Socialist presidential candidate Marina Silva into the Brazilian presidency after the classic CIA textbook aerial assassination of Socialist Party presidential standard bearer Eduardo Campos, these same forces are at it again on behalf of Social Democratic Party candidate Aecio Neves. Neves finished second ahead of Silva, who came in third, in the first-round of the Brazilian presidential election that has seen the CIA, Soros, and the other agents of Wall Street try every trick in the book to ensure that President Dilma Rousseff fails to win a second term. Continue reading

Three secret domestic CIA bases with ties to 9/11

(WMR)—Anyone driving from Norfolk, Virginia to North Carolina’s Outer Banks would normally not notice that when driving south on Caritoke Highway through the one-horse town of Moyock, North Carolina, they would be passing a country road leading to one of the largest “private” paramilitary training centers in the world. If one were to take a right turn on Moyock’s Pudding Ridge Road, after a few miles, they would come up on the gate of the Academi “Elite Training and Trusted Protection” facility. Formerly known as Blackwater and Xe, Academi is nothing more than a privatized arm of the Central Intelligence Agency, which provided the company, throughout all of its incarnations, with sweetheart and lucrative contracts to engage in operations that the CIA wanted to keep free of its fingerprints. Continue reading

Media spies put all journalists in danger

The increasing tendency of the Central Intelligence Agency and other U.S. intelligence agencies to disregard previous prohibitions against the use of journalists as agents puts every legitimate reporter around the world in jeopardy. Continue reading

More questions than answers in Brazilian plane crash

(WMR)—The August 13 crash of the Cessna 560XLS Citation aircraft, tail number PR-AFA, in Santos, Brazil, which killed pro-business Brazilian Socialist Party presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, his aides, and the crew, has raised more questions among Brazilian investigators and the general public. Since its introduction in 1996, the plane has enjoyed a perfect safety record. The sudden death of Campos upended the Brazilian presidential election campaign in a manner that may benefit the United States and the Central Intelligence Agency’s long-range agenda for Latin America. Continue reading

Who leaked hostage rescue mission to ISIL?

(WMR)—During the night of July 3, U.S. Special Forces landed at the formerly Syrian government-held Akershi military base at Raqqa in eastern Syria to rescue American journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and other U.S., as well as foreign, hostages reportedly held by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist fighters. ISIL renamed the base the “Martyr Osama bin Laden Camp” and used the base prison to hold its foreign hostages. Continue reading

Global Post, the employer of freelancer James Foley, fails to pass smell test

(WMR)—National news media operations based in Boston are almost like musicals that run “off Broadway.” Continue reading

‘Shock and awe’ comes to America

The United States has employed “shock and awe” techniques—described by Pentagon policy documents as the use of “spectacular displays of force” to intimidate an opponent—against the civilian population of the St. Louis, Missouri, suburb of Ferguson, just a stone’s throw from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The police use of “shock and awe” tactics followed street protests after the police shooting death of an 18-year-old black teen, Michael Brown. Continue reading

CIA intelligence on Islam heavily-influenced by Saudis and Wahhabis

(WMR)—A Central Intelligence Agency’s “comprehensive” report on political Islam, titled “Islam and Politics: A Compendium,” a formerly SECRET document issued in April 1984 during the Reagan administration, gets more wrong than right about the nature of radical Islam. At the time the report was completed, the CIA was using radical Islamist mujaheddin groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Continue reading

U.S. intelligence link to Brazilian plane crash that killed presidential candidate

(WMR)—The plane carrying Brazilian centrist, pro-business presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and his closest advisers, which crashed on August 13 into a residential area of Santos, Brazil, did not have a flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder, manufactured by a major U.S. National Security Agency contractor, was tampered with. Continue reading

Ghost of Richard Nixon haunts Hillary Clinton

As the nation reflects on the 40th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon from office, Washington’s pundits are wondering aloud about “future Nixons” who might assume the presidency. One name that keeps popping up again and again as a person who has the “air of Nixon” about her is all-but-declared 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Continue reading