Category Archives: Special Reports

Israel’s JINSA earns return on investment: 190 US admirals and generals oppose Iran deal

According to Carol Greenwald writing at American Thinker on 27 August 2015, Washington Post writer “[Carol] Morello does not mention how incredible it was that a few people, mostly a woman named Marsha Halteman from New Orleans, in one week could get 190 flag officers to sign a public letter stating that “the JCPOA [Iran Deal] would threaten the national security and vital interests of the United States and, therefore, should be disapproved by the Congress.” 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

Health insurers working the system to pad their profits

Taking advantage of Medicare Advantage

One of the reasons the health insurance industry worked behind the scenes in 2009 and 2010 to derail Obamacare was the fear that changes mandated by the law would cut their Medicare Advantage profits. Medicare Advantage plans are federally funded but privately run alternatives to traditional fee-for-service Medicare. 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

Charges against journalists raise troubling questions about press freedom in Ferguson

This week’s charges against Washington Post and Huffington Post journalists arrested last year while covering protests in Ferguson are the latest sign that even high-profile reporters are not immune from the ongoing police crackdown on press freedoms and civil rights in this St. Louis suburb. Continue reading

The anatomy of a psywar

Intra-Taliban warfare hits the streets of Kabul

The latest series of bomb blasts in and near Kabul has exposed large holes in the official reporting on the war, including the mission itself. Nothing is as it seems in Afghanistan. If anything, the bombings have exposed the two official lies in the previous statement—that the bombings are by the actual “Taliban”—and that Mullah Mansour is the successor to Mullah Omar. The bombings are evidence of the authors of the Kabul bombs and proof that Akhtar Mansour is NOT the legitimate, elected successor to Mullah Omar. 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

TPP ministerial deadlock

Friday’s fourth/dubbed “final” ministerial attempt to reach agreement failed. Global Trade Watch Director Lori Wallach called it a “Maui [Hawaii] meltdown.” 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

American Defense Secretary Ashton Carter: Physicist for war and profit

The US defense secretary, Ashton Carter, is the face of all that is wrong in Washington, DC. But he is “Mr. Right” for the varied capital interests and ideologies he represents: the fusion of neoliberalism and neoconservatism, state-sponsored corporate welfare, the revolving door, opportunism and greed, the “free market,” and a science and technology that is first and foremost in the service of weapons and war. 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

The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim world

Yemen is on the brink of “total collapse,” according to the UN high commissioner for human rights. Saudi Arabia’s terror from the air, backed by Washington, Britain and an unprecedented coalition of Gulf states, has attempted to push back the takeover of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, by Shiite Houthi rebels. 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

Yemen’s collapse is a taste of things to come

Yemen is on the brink of civil war. The collapse of the US-backed government in the 2,500-year-old capital city, Sanaa, and the takeover by Shiite Houthi rebels from the north, has left the country in turmoil, amidst the threat of yet another regional conflagration along sectarian lines. 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

The long Ides of March of Aldo Moro

“Beware the Ides of March”—or even the day after. On the morning of 16 March 1978 in Rome’s central via Fani, the Red Brigades (BR) kidnapped Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, head of the Christian Democratic Party (DC), killing five agents of his entourage. The fifty-five days of his detention in a secret “people’s prison” and eventual assassination by his captors on 9 May 1978 marked the climax of over thirty years of internal and external opposition to post-fascist Italy’s chartering its own political and economic course by “parallel convergences.” It is worth revisiting this long and twisted story as an early template for the bad faith with which the US Empire deals with the world today. It is not a story for conspiracy-phobes. Continue reading

A conversation with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou

John Kiriakou is widely known as the former CIA case officer who, in an interview with ABC News in late 2007, confirmed that the CIA had tortured prisoner Abu Zubaydah, an alleged member of al Qaeda, on the waterboard. Continue reading

New age of water wars portends ‘bleak future’

Behind the escalating violence in Iraq, Syria and Yemen, as well as the epidemic of civil unrest across the wider region, is a growing shortage of water. Continue reading

California water wars: Another form of asset stripping?

Wars over California’s limited water supply have been going on for at least a century. Water wars have been the subject of some vintage movies, including the 1958 hit The Big Country starring Gregory Peck, Clint Eastwood’s 1985 Pale Rider, 1995’s Waterworld with Kevin Costner, and the 2005 film Batman Begins. Most acclaimed was the 1975 Academy Award winner Chinatown with Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, involving a plot between a corrupt Los Angeles politician and land speculators to fabricate the 1937 drought in order to force farmers to sell their land at low prices. The plot was rooted in historical fact, reflecting battles between Owens Valley farmers and Los Angeles urbanites over water rights. 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

How Blair’s Egyptian gas gambit advances the Israeli energy empire

Last week, Egypt signed a landmark $12bn deal with British Petroleum (BP) to develop the country’s offshore natural gas resources. The West Nile Delta project aims to bring the gas onshore for domestic consumption within two years, with a view to help solve the country’s ongoing energy crisis. Continue reading

Death, drugs, and HSBC

How fraudulent blood money makes the world go round

Recent reporting on illegal tax evasion by the world’s second largest bank, HSBC, opens a window onto the pivotal role of Western banks in facilitating organised crime, drug-trafficking and Islamist terrorism. Governments know this, but they are powerless to act, not just because they’ve been bought by the banks: but because criminal and terror financing is integral to global capitalism. Now one whistleblower who uncovered an estimated billion pounds worth of HSBC fraud in Britain, suppressed by the British media, is preparing a prosecution that could blow wide open the true scale of criminal corruption in the world’s finance capital. Continue reading

The circus: How British intelligence primed both sides of the ‘terror war’

Every time there’s a terrorist attack that makes national headlines, the same talking heads seem to pop up like an obscene game of “whack-a-mole.” Often they appear one after the other across the media circuit, bobbing from celebrity television pundit to erudite newspaper outlet. 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