Category Archives: Special Reports

Vietnam 2.0 and California Dreamin’ in Ukraine

How involved is the US national security machinery in Ukraine? The answer to that question is contained in a sampling of information available from the US Embassy in Ukraine and the Pentagon’s contract awards announcements. Other publications (links provided below) have also been consulted. Continue reading

Explosions in China are no longer reported as ‘accidents’ but as sabotage

When a series of explosions ripped through a number of Chinese factories in August, including a massive “nuclear-like” explosion in Tianjin that destroyed a large portion of the city’s port area, the media insisted they were merely “accidents.” WMR reported at the time that they were acts of sabotage involving Japanese operatives linked to the fanatic suicide cult once known as the Aum Shinrikyo movement who also had ties to the militarist government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Continue reading

The record U.S. military budget

To listen to the Republican candidates’ debate last month, one would think that President Obama had slashed the U.S. military budget and left our country defenseless. Nothing could be further off the mark. There are real weaknesses in Obama’s foreign policy, but a lack of funding for weapons and war is not one of them. President Obama has in fact been responsible for the largest U.S. military budget since the Second World War, as is well documented in the U.S. Department of Defense’s annual “Green Book.” Continue reading

Cruz: The Tortilla Coast assassin

GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has vowed to kill Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and tear up the international nuclear deal with Iran if he is elected president. Cruz made his threat to commit a terrorist act against the spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran while speaking to Values Voter Summit in Washington, a grouping of far-right wing fundamentalist “Christians” who decided to hold their meeting to compete with the visit to Washington of Pope Francis I. Continue reading

Watergate and the Washington Post’s big lie

The silent coup and 40 years of neocon, neoliberal war

A typical United States history text used by American public and private high schools (grades 9-12) has this to say about President Richard Nixon’s resignation: “Main Idea: President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal forced him to resign from office. The Watergate scandal raised questions of public trust that still affect how the public and media skeptically view politicians.”—The Americans, McDougal and Littell, 2005. Continue reading

Saudi “generosity” breeds radicalized Wahhabis in New Jersey

The government of Saudi Arabia, which financed the 9/11 attacks on the United States, according to the still-classified 28-pages from the congressional joint inquiry on the intelligence failures that led to the attacks, recently shocked Germany by offering to build 200 mosques for recently-arrived Muslim refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan, and other predominantly Muslim nations. What made the Saudi offer even more galling to the Germans was the fact that it was Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabist allies in the Persian Gulf region that facilitated the mass influx of refugees after the wealthy Arab potentates of Riyadh, Doha, and Abu Dhabi helped overthrow Muammar Qaddafi in Libya and initiated a rebellion against Syria’s President Bashar al Assad. Continue reading

The 9/11 incident you’ve never heard about

On the morning of September 12, 2001, the day after America suffered its worst terrorist attack in history, the FBI’s headquarters in Washington sent out a “be on the lookout” or “BOLO” message to police and other law enforcement agencies around the United States. Known to local police departments as a “Switch” message, the BOLO alerted police to “two Middle Eastern-looking” individuals, driving a stolen truck and driving toward the East Coast. Continue reading

DIA maintains much needed discrete liaisons amid neocon buffoonery

While the neocons who have infested the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and National Security Council seek to sabotage the Iran nuclear deal, wage war with Russia in Ukraine, topple the Bashar al-Assad government in Syria, and derail peace talks between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian government, a little-known entity within the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) continues to maintain liaisons with governments and groups. Many of these countries and groups are targets of the neocons and the CIA loyalists of its pro-Saudi and pro-Israeli director John Brennan. Continue reading

Creating a crime: How the CIA commandeered the DEA

The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start of the Twentieth Century, the turning of the matter from public health to social control, coincided with American’s imperial Open Door policy and the belief that the government had an obligation to American industrialists to create markets in every nation in the world, whether those nations liked it or not. Continue reading

CIA pressured India to dump foreign minister in 1980s

A formerly classified Central Intelligence Agency report dated May 21, 1986, indicates that the agency pressured Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to fire his foreign minister, Bali Ram Bhagat in 1986. The CIA cites Bhagat’s criticism of the U.S. bombing of Libya and his attendance at a Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tripoli. Bhagat launched a blistering criticism of the U.S. bombing of Libya at a meeting at the United Nations in New York Continue reading

Convicted criminal says U.S. should ally with Al Qaeda

Convicted criminal David Petraeus, who also happens to have served as top U.S. military commander in the Middle East and Afghanistan and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has suggested the United States ally with Al Qaeda’s branch in Syria to battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Petraeus’s comments come just over a week from America’s observance of the alleged attack by Al Qaeda on the United States on September 11, 2001. Continue reading

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

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