Author Archives: Wayne Madsen

Opus Dei’s and Erik Prince’s emerging secret army in the Middle East

Amid nonsensical claims by congressional Republicans, including Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Representatives Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and John Ratcliffe (R-TX), that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is hosting a “secret society” intent on ousting Donald Trump from the presidency comes word from our Middle East sources that the founder of the infamous Blackwater mercenary firm, Erik Prince, is creating a secret army in the Middle East with strong links to the secret fascist Roman Catholic sect, Opus Dei. Prince runs a number of private military firms based in the Sheikh Zayed Military City, located outside of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and in nearby Dubai, the UAE’s financial hub. Continue reading

The Middle East’s new “Safari Club II” is dealing the original Safari Club members a swift military kick

The Safari Club, formed by the intelligence services of Saudi Arabia, Israel, France, Iran, Egypt, and Morocco in 1976—with a “wink and a nod” from the Central Intelligence Agency—was responsible for much of the West’s clandestine operations against the Soviet Union in conflict zones extending from Afghanistan to Somalia and Angola to Nicaragua. It is ironic that a group of intelligence agencies and guerrilla groups supporting the Houthis in Yemen is now taking a page from the old Safari Club to combat against the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and their proxies in Yemen, the Horn of Africa, and the greater Middle East. Continue reading

U.S. relations with world’s nations in free fall

America’s relations with nations around the world are in free fall mode. Donald Trump’s frequent xenophobic and racist outbursts, unprecedented in modern history, have resulted in foreign ministries around the world calling in senior U.S. diplomats for explanations about Trump’s comments. Trump’s actions have had even greater consequences for U.S. foreign policy and global stability. Continue reading

Toxiphobe leaders tend to be paranoid tyrants

Recent revelations about President Donald Trump’s fear of poisoning from food or from his toothbrush are the fodder of political thriller novels or motion pictures. Trump’s alleged fears were revealed in the newly-published political kiss-and-tell book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” written by journalist Michael Wolff. There have been leaders throughout history who have fretted about being poisoned to death by political opponents. In some cases, these leaders had good reason to be worried, because poisons introduced into their food and drink is how they were ultimately dispatched by their political adversaries. Continue reading

‘New World Order’ is falling apart

One of the more welcomed outcomes of the paring back of the U.S. State Department bureaucracy is the elimination of scores of “status quo enthusiasts.” Since the end of World War II, the State Department’s ranks have been populated by foreign service officers and career diplomats who have championed the international status quo. Continue reading

Two dossiers on Trump-Russian/Jewish Mafia links complement WMR’s Road Map

Two dossiers, one compiled by Fusion GPS with the assistance of ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele on behalf of the Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and finally, Hillary Clinton campaigns, and a second, compiled by then-Cruz campaign adviser Steve Bannon, with funding from billionaire hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer, appear to complement WMR’s own Trump-Kushner-Manafort-Sater criminal syndicate Road Map. The major difference is that our Road Map illustrates connections far beyond what Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson acquired from Steele. The Bannon dossier has not yet been made public. Continue reading

Haley takes her orders from Adelson, Kushner, and pro-Israeli Sikh clerics

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is taking her cues on U.S. Middle East policy from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and pro-Israeli Sikhs clerics. Haley, an Indian-American whose Sikh parents were born in India, considers herself a Christian, but practices a hybrid religion, one in which she also attends Sikh religious services. Continue reading

Don the Con’s excellent neocon adventure

Donald Trump, under the influence of three of the most rabid Zionists and pro-Israeli expansionists serving in the U.S. government, has adopted a foreign policy that could only have been dreamed about during the George W. Bush-Dick Cheney administration. Continue reading

The United States: Destroyer of nations

After the Donald Trump administration’s decision to recognize the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, the national aspirations of the Palestinian people to live in their own state have been severely dashed by Washington’s move. Ever since the formation of the United States, it has been American policy to destroy aspirant nations like the internationally recognized State of Palestine. Continue reading

How the US and Israel extort votes at the UN

On December 21, 2017, 128-member states of the United Nations General Assembly voted against the United States in condemning the Donald Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Moreover, the General Assembly called on member states not to move their embassies in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Continue reading

The builder and original owner of Mar-a-Lago willed it to the United States

The Palm Beach, Florida, resort of Mar-a-Lago was not always in the possession of the current grifter and con-artist who owns the opulent estate. Mar-a-Lago was built in the 1920s by General Foods heiress Marjorie Meriweather Post. A resident of Washington, DC, Post willed Mar-a-Lago in 1973 to the United States government. The estate was to be used as a winter White House by U.S. presidents and visiting foreign dignitaries. Continue reading

US germ warfare apology to North Korea could advance dialogue

With mounting evidence that the US conducted germ warfare operations against North Korea during the Korean conflict, a US apology to the North Korean people could go a long way toward bringing Washington and Pyongyang into a dialogue over North Korea’s nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missile programs. During the Korean War, there were substantive charges from the international community that the United States used chemical and biological weapons (CBW) on the Korean peninsula. Continue reading

US foreign policy: Another Trump Organization, Inc. property

With the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution ignored, the Trump administration has turned US foreign policy into an instrument that rewards the Trump Organization’s investors and business partners, punishes its enemies, and enriches members of the Trump family and those of the Jared Kushner clan. The Emoluments Clause forbids a president of the United States and members of the administration from using his or her position to enrich themselves by receiving gifts or emoluments—cash and other valuable financial instrument—from foreign states without the consent of the US Congress. Continue reading

US military fraud endemic in overseas operations

History shows us that when empires over-extend themselves, military commanders become semi-independent warlords who usher into place systems of graft and corruption. Such was the case in the Roman Empire in 193 A.D., when Emperor Pertinax’s Praetorian Guard—a combination personal security force for the emperor and elite special forces unit that distinguished itself on distant battlefields—sold out the emperor in exchange for a bribe from an aspirant emperor, Didius Julianus. The Praetorian Guard assassinated Pertinax and swore their allegiance to the new emperor, Julianus. Continue reading

Saudis ask Egypt for overflight permission to hit Lebanon

According to WMR’s sources in Lebanon and France, Saudi Arabia has further inflamed tensions in the Middle East by requesting from its ally, Egypt, permission for Saudi warplanes to overfly Egyptian territory to bomb Lebanon. The de facto new Saudi regime led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) considers Saudi Arabia to be in a state of war with Lebanon. Continue reading

Saudi-Israeli-Kushner plot to kidnap Lebanon’s PM and start a war

The internal coup against rival members of the House of Saud engineered by Donald Trump’s “special envoy” Jared Kushner and the Binyamin Netanyahu government in Israel in concert with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has now extended beyond Saudi Arabia’s borders into Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates. Continue reading

Arabian peninsula returns to warring princes and tribes

Saudi Arabia’s 32-year old crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, fancies himself as a champion of “moderate Wahhabism,” something that does not actually exist, and clean government. In fact, this fast-rising son of the decrepit 81-year old King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, was a prime motivator behind the creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or “Da’esh,” in Iraq and Syria, the chief architect of the genocidal Saudi-led war in Yemen, and the driving force behind the Gulf Cooperation Council’s economic and travel sanctions imposed on Qatar. Continue reading

Manafort’s lawyer covered up massive tax evasion by VIPs

Paul Manafort, the indicted former campaign manager for President Trump, should feel at ease knowing that Kevin Downing is his criminal defense attorney for his upcoming trial for tax evasion and other criminal counts. Downing, recently a partner with the Washington, DC, law firm of Miller & Chevalier, is an expert in white collar crime, particularly issues relating to offshore tax avoidance schemes, money laundering, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bribery payments. Before entering private practice, Downing served as a federal prosecutor for 15 years in the Department of Justice’s Tax Division, the law enforcement arm for the Internal Revenue Service. Continue reading

False flagging sonic attacks in Havana: a CIA specialty

The Central Intelligence Agency, now under the direction of an extreme right-wing Republican, former Kansas Republication congressman Mike Pompeo, is insisting behind-the-scenes that the Cuban government is responsible for alleged sonic weaponry attacks on American diplomats in Havana. Continue reading

The American Century’s final curtain

History will show that the United States, more than a decade after being drawn by rabid neo-conservative war hawks into costly and ill-advised conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, saw the final curtain drawn on its post-Cold War “American Century.” The inauguration of Donald Trump, who acts more like the Roman emperors Caligula or Nero than an American statesman, is hastening the final act in the Pax Americana stage play. Continue reading

Journalist assassinated in Malta was on trail through Baku that leads to Trump

Maltese investigative journalist Caruana Galizia, 53, who was killed in a car bomb explosion in Valletta on October 16, was on a trail that not only implicated Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, his wife, and top aides in a scandal partly exposed by the release of the Panama Papers, but one that extended from Azerbaijan to the Trump Organization in New York. Galizia, whose blog generated more interest than Malta’s newspapers, had implicated the Muscat government in the sale of Maltese passports and receiving illegal funds from the government of Azerbaijan. Continue reading

Trump outsources U.S. foreign policy to Israel

The signs that Donald Trump planned to allow Israel to largely call the shots on U.S. foreign policy have been evident since he named ultra-Zionist New York bankruptcy attorney David Friedman, formerly with the Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman law firm, as his ambassador to Israel and son-in-law Jared Kushner as his “special advisor on Middle East peace.” Israel’s control over Trump’s foreign policy, especially on Middle East issues, has manifested itself in several ways. Continue reading

Trump threatens press freedom, FCC broadcast licenses

U.S. presidential strongman Donald Trump has issued a stark warning via Twitter to the American press. In an October 11 tweet, Trump wrote, “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” It is not the first time Trump has threatened the First Amendment constitutional right of a free press. Trump has already threatened to use anti-trust laws to punish CNN for unfavorable coverage of him. Trump encouraged the Justice Department to block a merger between CNN’s parent company Time Warner and AT&T. Continue reading

Thugs take advantage of America’s foreign policy dysfunctionality

Thuggish world leaders are using the dysfunctionality of U.S. foreign policy to push the envelope while America is preoccupied with a moron and man-child as president. Giving authoritarian leaders like Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Saudi King Salman, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, and Moroccan King Mohammed VI leeway in the absence of U.S. leadership and influence is what was partially behind Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s description of Donald Trump as a “fucking moron” and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker’s Twitter reference to Trump as an impetuous man-child in need of day care supervision. Continue reading

Tillerson losing control to Kushner over US Africa policy

In yet another example of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson losing control over US foreign policy to a rival foreign policy apparatus inside the Trump administration led by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, the final decision to add the Republic of Chad to the US visa ban list was made by Kushner and the Zionist extremist US ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Continue reading

Puerto Rico merely a colonial possession

It took a natural calamity, Hurricane Maria, to wake Puerto Ricans up to the fact that, as far as Donald Trump and his administration are concerned, Puerto Rico is merely a far-flung colonial possession separated from the mainland US by, as Trump put it, “a thing called the Atlantic Ocean.” Continue reading

Trump fails to understand North Korea existential fears

Donald Trump’s bombastic rhetoric aimed at North Korea is evidence that neither he nor his administration grasp the historic paranoia of the North Korean government. The fear in Pyongyang that North Korea will become a ceded territory in a big power agreement has been a factor since the days of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. This existential threat also formed the policies of Kim Il Sung’s successors—his son Kim Jong Il and his grandson, the present leader, Kim Jong Un. Continue reading

In just one sentence, Trump summed up his ignorance about Africa

Donald Trump summed up his overall ignorance about Africa at a luncheon held on the sidelines of the plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20. Trump told the presidents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda, “I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich.” Continue reading

Closing Russian mission in San Francisco slaps a rich cultural history

The decision by the Trump administration to order the Russian Consulate-General closed within 48-hours is not only a violation of the 1964 Soviet-American Consular Convention but a slap at the rich Russian cultural history of San Francisco and northern California. For the Trump administration to boot a fully-functioning consulate-general, busy issuing Russian visas to U.S. citizens and permanent residents and renewing Russian passports of Russian citizen permanent residents and dual citizens in the United States, is as much an act of a tin pot dictatorship as was the U.S. visa ban imposed against seven predominantly Muslim nations and the decision to deport from the United States some 850,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) registrants after they were promised a road to permanent residency and citizenship. Continue reading

Republican push for multi-front war = 20 million initial American deaths

The continuing infestation of America’s body politic by neoconservatives is resulting in some noted war hawks taking full advantage of President Donald Trump’s lack of a clear-cut US foreign policy to push for something the neocons and their Israeli puppet masters have long desired: a two-front war against North Korea and Iran. Continue reading

Add Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations to Trump syndicate’s rap sheet

Add another violation of federal law to the growing potential rap sheet that may be brought against Donald Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and other members of the Trump and Kushner business organizations: violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977. There is a growing mountain of evidence that Trump, Kushner, and their associates may have offered rewards, including Oval Office access to potential foreign investors in Trump and Kushner properties. Continue reading

The Trump/Kushner ‘Trojan horse’ inside the CIA has agency on alert

The Central Intelligence Agency is no stranger to “moles” feeding highly-classified intelligence to outside parties. The Cold War and subsequent years saw moles within the CIA being ferreted out by U.S. counter-intelligence officers. However, what is unprecedented is the fact that the current CIA director, former Kansas Tea Party Republican Representative Mike Pompeo, is suspected by CIA counter-intelligence officials of conveying critical intelligence on certain key CIA operations to Donald Trump and his close associates, including Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. It is well known that Kushner and his ex-con father, Charles Kushner, enjoy close relations with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the Israeli Mossad. Continue reading