Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

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

Obama’s Africa Leaders’ Summit: A corporate and military love fest

President Barack Obama’s much-heralded “Africa Leaders’ Summit,” held in Washington, DC amid an epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, was a grandiose photo opportunity for African leaders and corporate tycoons eager to further the exploitation of the African continent. Although Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma canceled their trips to Washington in order to deal with the Ebola epidemic ravaging their nations, other African leaders were happy to rub shoulders with American billionaire businessmen and senior officers of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) . . . Continue reading

London turns up propaganda effort ahead of Scottish independence referendum

(WMR)—With just six weeks before Scottish voters head to the polls to vote on their country restoring its once cherished independence from the United Kingdom, British government authorities are turning up the heat on the pro-independence forces led by Scotland’s ruling Scottish National Party and First Minister Alexander Salmond. Continue reading

CIA’s history of dividing the Arab World

(WMR)—The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which also calls itself the “Islamist State” and is led by former Abu Ghraib prison detainee Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released from U.S. detention in 2004, would not be in existence had the CIA abandoned its policy of creating Islamic extremist groups to sow dissension in the Middle East. Continue reading

Hayden’s and Alexander’s corruption at NSA worthy of prison time, according to agency insiders

(WMR)—Over a decade, the tenure of National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, followed by Keith Alexander, was rife with contract fraud and corruption, according to a new group of NSA insiders who contacted WMR. Continue reading

Key West, Conch Republic — Honoring a ‘Renaissance Man’

(WMR)—The secessionist-in-spirit Conch Republic of the Florida Keys bid a parade farewell to its 25-year veteran Secretary General Sir Peter Anderson, who died last month after a battle with cancer. Sir Peter was a well-known and beloved presence in the Florida Keys and was the central figure in the Keys’ mission to gain respect. The idea of the Conch Republic caught on after the Keys declared its independence in 1982 to protest U.S. Border Patrol checkpoints established north of Key Largo which subjected Keys residents to intrusive identification checks. Continue reading

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