Thursday, December 29, 2016

Trump's "love" for Israel bears a major blemish By The Wayne Madsen Report

 Trump's "love" for Israel bears a major blemish By The Wayne Madsen Report

While President-elect Donald Trump is sharing his disdain for the United Nations and the UN Security Council abstention by the United States on illegal Israeli West Bank settlements with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Trump's love for Israel has a very practical -- and financial -- limit. As a hotelier, restaurateur, and owner of resorts around the world, Trump, as any other businessman in his position, knows there are limits to graciousness toward Israel and its people, particularly Israelis who travel abroad.

Hotels, resorts, travel bureaus and offices, and resorts around the world have a single perception of Israeli tourists: they are not only known as the rudest in the world but prone to committing more pilferage of hotel, restaurant, and resort assets than any other nationality. These include drapes, bed linens, towels, silverware, decorations -- including local ceramic, woodwork, paintings, and other artifacts -- and even television remote control devices.

Many warnings about Israeli tourists do not originate with "anti-Semites" in the travel and hospitality industries but by Jewish citizens of other countries. On March 31, 2014, Michelle Hites, a Chilean Jew, wrote the following for the Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz: "Every month there are more and more headlines, Facebook statuses, and blogs mentioning Israeli tourists. Sadly, they don’t describe Israelis as harmless, friendly and sociable tourists, but as harmful, aggressive, unsociable, disrespectful ones. They demonstrate an astonishing lack of education and respect." Hites continued by describing the scene at the ancient Incan archaeological park in Mulluqocha, Peru, "60 Israelis were found with drugs, alcohol, spray paint and loud music, as well as 21 ancient Incan ceramic pieces."

With a stark warning to Israeli tourists, Hites sums up the frustration of many around the world, "When you come to Latin America, or visit other countries around the world, remember one thing, Israeli tourists: This is not your country. You are in someone else’s home."

Larry Derfner, writing in the Jewish Journal on June 17, 2004, pointed out one sign at a hotel in Thailand: 
"ISRAELI NATIONALITY (sic) is not welcome to stay in this hotel, because they are problem makers. We cannot accept their behavior."

Bangkok guest house is not alone in saying "no" to Israeli guests. Reason: they steal the hospitality industry blind. From small time guests houses and inns to mega-hotel complexes like those run by Donald Trump, the negative feelings about Israelis are the same the world over.

What the Thais politely refer to as "problem makers" are simply known as thieves to the loss prevention staffs of major hotel and resort chains, such as the many run by the Trump Organization.
When it comes to disdain for sticky-fingered Israeli tourists, Thailand, Chile, and Peru are not alone. The same situation exists in China, Mongolia, Bolivia, Greece, Ecuador, Nepal, Costa Rica, Turkey, Florida, India, Barbados, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Alaska, Kenya, Cuba, Maldives, Cyprus, Mexico, and other tourist destinations around the world. They have all had their share of problems with outbound Israeli tourists packing their luggage with more "goods" than they arrived with.

Hoteliers like those who own the hotel in Greece (above) require hefty security deposits from Israelis for the expectant theft and damage.

In Italy, Israeli tourists have been known to enter hotel breakfast buffets and load up bags with fruit and other food item, denying breakfast to other guests, and opening up private buffets in their rooms for other Israelis in their party. Stung by pilferage from Israeli tourists, Italian hotels began adding surcharges to Israeli guests' credit cards for stolen items:
Sheets - €6 each (about $6.24 per sheet)
Towels - 
€6 each
Plates, cups and cutlery - €11 ($11.43 for each item)

An Italian hotel in Verona after a stay by Israeli guests. At least they left the table lamp.

Many hotels, villas, and restaurants in Verona simply refuse to serve Israelis since they have been burned so many times. In Cyprus, hotel owners have often had to deal with not only theft by Israeli tourists but vandalism, such as guests defecating in the middle of rooms and in sinks.

Of course, the Israeli government responds to these sanctions by using the tired old dog-whistle canard of "anti-Semitism." But for hospitality industry executives like Mr. Trump, they can put a significant dollar value on the loss experienced from Israeli tourists. Trump will need no reminders of Israeli chicanery and malfeasance when he deals with Netanyahu and his government.

Even in Germany, which is uber-sensitive to charges of anti-Semitism, many guest houses refuse bookings to Israelis. Last month, after a guest house in Baden-Wurttemburg refused rooms to a group of Israelis, dropped the guest house from their website. The guest house did not seem to be bothered one bit by the action. AirBnB has had to drop several accommodations, particularly those in Europe, from its listings because of hosts banning Israelis due to frequent pilferage of items from private rooms and homes.

Hotels in Japan, while mindful that Chinese tourists are often rude, will accept them any day over pilfering Israelis. The I
mperial Hotel, a 5-star resort on the Greek isle of Rhodes, began issuing blue wristbands to Israeli guests. Israeli journalists were tipped off about the practice of singling Israelis out with blue wrist bands while guests from other European countries were issued wristbands of all colors in order to have unlimited use of the spa and other hotel facilities. Of course, the hotel engaged in this practice to cut down on theft of goods and items. But for the Israelis, it was all reminiscent of the Nazi-required yellow stars that had to be worn by Jews on their outer clothing. The anti-Semitism refrain ensued.

There is one thing for certain. Donald Trump the hospitality industry magnate has an entirely different opinion of Israel than Donald Trump the pandering politician.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Second Venceremos Brigade to Cuba in 1970

The Second Venceremos Brigade to Cuba in 1970

Friday, December 23, 2016

Teachers’ Day in Cuba by Stephen Lendman

Teachers’ Day in Cuba

by Stephen Lendman

Each December 22, Cubans celebrate Teachers’ Day, commemorating Fidel’s Literacy Campaign - begun January 1, 1961, successfully completed less than a year later on December 22, an astonishing achievement.

Fidel called 1961 the “year of education” in a nation afflicted by mass illiteracy, most Cubans unable to read or write.

Literacy brigades deployed nationwide changed things, teaching Cuba’s largely agrarian population what they never before knew.

After less than 12 months, over 700,000 Cubans were literate, the nationwide literacy rate increased to around 96%, a remarkable achievement by any standard, unmatched anywhere in the world.

In America, one-fourth of children grow up illiterate. It’s the only developed country where current generation children, adolescents and youths are less educated than their earlier counterparts.

The overwhelming majority of children facing trial in juvenile courts are functionally illiterate. So are more than 60% of US prison inmates.

Free societies require an educated citizenry. America's founders believed it was insurance against loss of liberty.

Jefferson said “(e)very government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories. And to render them safe, their minds must be improved…”

Public education is vital because it serves the public interest - giving meaning to “we the people.” Father of American education Horace Mann called “(t)he common school...the greatest discovery ever made by man.” 

He meant public, not privatized schooling, prioritizing profits over teaching. He believed all students should be educated equally and responsibly.

In America today, they’re intimidated, persecuted and controlled, not taught the way children and youths were when I grew up in inner city Boston long ago. 

Higher education was affordable, extraordinarily cheap by today’s standards. America’s student loan racket didn’t exist - debt-entrapping millions of students repressively, some facing a lifetime of debt bondage.

Standards in those days stressed teaching. Children learned basics, letting them advance to higher education - important preparatory steps for life. Kids today across America have none of the advantages I had. Things today are deplorable by any standard.

US public schools don’t teach. They’re institutions of intimidation and control. They produce uneducated youths, many functionally illiterate, unprepared for the adult world they’re entering - most facing a working lifetime of rotten jobs with poverty wages along with few or no benefits.

No wonder many end up in prison, mostly poor, disadvantaged youths of color. US society is disintegrating and no one gives a damn.

Cuba prioritizes education, free to the highest levels. Fidel stressed its importance, achieving literacy throughout the island state, saying on December 22, 1961:

No moment is more solemn and exciting, no instant full of legitimate pride and glory than this, in which four and a half centuries of ignorance have been defeated.”

“When we said we would eradicate illiteracy in only one year, it seemed a reckless statement. It seemed impossible. Only a country in revolution would have been capable of deploying the effort and energy necessary to carry out such a gigantic mission.”

Literacy for all Cubans was one of his monumental achievements. Genuinely serving his country made him one of the true giants of his era.

He’s irreplaceable in the hearts and minds of his people, Cuba’s eternal comandante, his remarkable legacy to stand the test of time forever.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at 

"Fake News" and "Fake Intelligence" are the neocon stock-in-trade By Wayne Madsen Report

 "Fake News" and "Fake Intelligence" are the neocon stock-in-trade
By Wayne Madsen Report
If the last name of the individual offering up news or intelligence is Kagan, Friedman, Kristol, Rubin, Brooks, Cohen, Goldberg, Podhoretz, Ledeen, Woolsey, Krauthammer, Goldfarb, Hayes, Senor, Zakheim, or Weiss, it should simply be disregarded as fake.

For decades, these neo-conservative pundits and television commentators have been engaged in peppering the airwaves, printed pages, and web with fakery on a grand scale in order to plunge the United States into wars, usually on the behalf of Israel and/or other vested interests, including the oil industry and Wall Street.

These and other necons have managed to own and operate key members of Congress, including Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, and Tom Cotton, as well as Representatives Paul Ryan, Mike Pompeo (the incoming Central Intelligence Agency director), Steny Hoyer, and Peter King.
The list of fake news and intelligence put forth by these purveyors of lies is a long one. The most egregious on the list are the bogus intelligence on Saddam Hussein's "mobile biological weapons laboratories" and Iraq's program to procure "yellow cake uranium" from Niger. This fake intelligence was used to justify America's entry into one of the costliest and longest conflicts in our history: the invasion and occupation of Iraq, a war that directly led into the "global war on terrorism," which is ongoing to this very day.

And on this date, December 23, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan parroted false news provided to him by the neocon cabal that entered his administration the previous January. Reagan actually told the American people in a Christmas address that the Polish government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski was establishing "concentration camps" in his country after declaring martial law. This is what Reagan told the United States:
"As I speak to you tonight, the fate of a proud and ancient nation hangs in the balance. For a thousand years, Christmas has been celebrated in Poland, a land of deep religious faith, but this Christmas brings little joy to the courageous Polish people. They have been betrayed by their own government."

"The men who rule them [the Polish people] and their totalitarian allies fear the very freedom that the Polish people cherish. They have answered the stirrings of liberty with brute force, killings, mass arrests, and the setting up of concentration camps."

The problem with Reagan's speech was that there were no "concentration camps" in Poland. This was placed in Reagan's speech by Jewish neocons within his administration who wanted to transform the Soviet Union in the minds of the American people into Nazi Germany. In fact, Jaruzelski was already in the process of releasing political detainees after he declared martial law. The neocons also knew that Jaruzelski was reaching out to Polish labor, academia, and Catholics to formulate a "national accord." They knew it from CIA intelligence reports filed from Warsaw. Yet, the neocons continued to lie and convinced Reagan to read a speech about phony Polish concentration camps. The Jewish neocons played the American people for suckers. They figured everyone knew about Nazi Germany's concentration camps in Poland, so why not tell the American people, through the "Reagan puppet," that the Soviet Union and Polish Communist government also had concentration camps in Poland.

And just like today's political gimmicks of wearing purple clothing, turning around copies of The National Enquirer at store checkout lanes (or placing them in other sections of stores), or wearing safety pins, all being promoted by George Soros-financed websites, Reagan and the neocons had their own tricks up their sleeves.
Reagan offered up some political gimmickry to add emphasis to the neocon disinformation that he swallowed, hook, line, and sinker: "On Christmas Eve a lighted candle will burn in the White House window as a small but certain beacon of our solidarity with the Polish people. I urge all of you to do the same tomorrow night, on Christmas Eve, as a personal statement of your commitment to the steps we're taking to support the brave people of Poland in their time of troubles."

Reagan's "candles for Poland" were about as phony as President Gerald Ford's "WIN" (Whip Inflation Now) buttons and George H. W. Bush's "Thousand Points of Light" campaign.
The same neocon elements today are attempting this same gambit in trying to convince the American people, without any evidence, that Russia, through computer hacking, threw the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. What was false about Russia and Poland in 1981 is false today and the liars behind the lies are some of the same neocons responsible for the false story about the fake Polish concentration camps, Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction, and cherry picker trucks being used as gallows on the streets of Tehran.

Neocons are raised and schooled to lie and the more successful their lies, the more they feel emboldened.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Obama's Halloween scare for America: he threatened Putin over the "Red Phone" with war --- By the Wayne Madsen Report

Obama's Halloween scare for America: he threatened Putin over the "Red Phone" with war --- By the Wayne Madsen Report
On November 7, the day before the presidential election, Barack Obama told a crowd of Hillary Clinton supporters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, "Donald Trump  is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief." One week before, on October 31, Obama used the White House's "Red Phone" -- which is actually a Washington to Moscow "hot line" communications system that provides a direct link to the Russian President in the Kremlin -- that if alleged Russian hacking of computers tied to the U.S. election did not stop, the United States would respond with "armed conflict" against Russia. The Red Phone system has been transformed from a teletype system installed in 1963 to a fax link in 1986 and, finally, an e-mail connection in 2008.

When Obama called Trump "temperamentally unfit" to be commander-in-chief, he could have easily been referring to himself. Not since another fateful October, the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, had the United States come so close to an all-out war with Russia. However, in the case of President John F. Kennedy, the presence of Soviet offensive nuclear-tipped missiles in Cuba were proven by U-2 photographic intelligence presented publicly by U.S. ambassador Adlai Stevenson before the United Nations Security Council. In the case of Obama, the only intelligence he had alleging Russia was behind hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) computers was a Secret report, not released to the public, ginned up by Obama's Muslim-convert Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who had been serving as a Saudi Arabian intelligence mole within the CIA for for almost four decades.

Obama, according to NBC News, warned Putin personally against hacking Democratic Party computers during the G-20 meeting in China in September. When Obama, obviously urged on by Brennan, felt the Russian hacking was continuing, he sent a stark message over the Red Phone to the Kremlin, in part stating, "International law, including the law for armed conflict, applies to actions in cyberspace." While Obama and Brennan continue to refuse to present to the public the contents of the CIA's Secret report alleging Russian hacking of the DNC, they had no problem revealing that Obama almost pushed the nuclear trigger on Russia. Only a madman would resort to such action based on the flimsiest of intelligence from an Irish Catholic director of the CIA who felt it necessary to convert in the mid-1990s to the most radical sect of Islam, Wahhabism.

Obama sent his war message to Russia over a special email channel to reduce the risk of nuclear war resulting from cyber-security threats. The cyber-security email link was installed in 2013 as part of the hot line network linking by satellite the Nuclear Risk Reduction Centers in Washington, DC and Moscow.

The White House insists that Obama's message to Putin sunk in, since the hacking is claimed to have ceased on November 8, Election Day. However, DNC acting chair Donna Brazile claims the hacking continued on Election Day and thereafter. If Brennan and his fellow war-mongers had actual evidence that Russia had been behind the hacks, then why do they continue to insist that the hacking stopped on November 8, when Brazile clearly claims they had not? The easiest explanation is that the Russian government was not the source of the computer hacking events and they were being carried out by some other party. Perhaps that other party wanted an Election Day war to begin with Russia, which would mean a declaration by Obama of a national state of emergency and a postponement of the election, as had occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001, the previous time the Red Phone was used by the White House.

Had Obama authorized a military strike on Russia on Election Day, the civilian U.S. government would have morphed into the secret government where the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Defense's Northern Command would have replaced the U.S. Congress and the courts as the government of the United States. It is likely that there would have never been an election, let alone a President-elect Trump.

Upon first notification of a pending U.S. military strike on Russian targets in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East -- known in Pentagon language as DEFCON One -- Russia would have placed its RS-24 Yars Intercontinental ballistic missiles, each with ten independently- targetable nuclear warheads on final launch-on-command alert.

Also placed on final launch alert would have been the Sarmat-28 ICBM, which has a range of 6,835 miles and a warhead capable of wiping out the entire state of Texas. Launch authorization from the Kemlin would also have been sent to Russia's fleet of nuclear submarines, the Borei and Typhoon class, and their Bulava-class submarine launched ballistic missiles, and the Akula II, with its nuclear warhead Granat cruise missiles. The latter would target U.S. aircraft carriers on deployment in the Atlantic, Arabian and Mediterranean Seas, and Pacific.

Obama and his radical Islamist CIA director almost brought about these scenes in Boston and New York on Halloween 2016

Russian tactical nuclear missiles would be trained on NATO airfields and command centers in the Baltic states, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria. Also targeted would be Swedish and Finnish airfields previously made available for NATO use, as well as U.S. air and naval bases in Japan, Okinawa, Guam, and South Korea. The moment U.S. and NATO weapons struck Russian targets at sea or on land in such locations as Kaliningrad, Crimea, the Russian Far East, and Murmansk, the Russian nuclear codes would authorize a massive nuclear strike on NATO and the major U.S. military and political centers of Washington, DC; Colorado Springs; San Diego; Norfolk; Jacksonville, Florida; King's Bay, Georgia; Bangor, Washington; Omaha; Houston; Pearl Harbor; and ICBM bases in North Dakota, Missouri, Wyoming, Montana, and other states.

Had Obama committed the unthinkable act, he would have gone down in history -- at least the history a few desperate survivors of nuclear war could have contemplated -- as not only the first African-American president of the United States but the final president of the United States. As for the Wahhabist Brennan, the Koran predicts a final showdown between Islam and Rum. Although Rum was considered by Mohammed and his followers to be the then-Byzantium, the Wahhabis and their extremist co-fundamantalists believe Russia is the present-day "Rum," owing to it being the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The CIA's Saudi and Islamic State mole By Wayne Madsen Report

The CIA's Saudi and Islamic State mole By Wayne Madsen Report
There is a reason why Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan has done everything possible to interfere with President-elect Donald Trump taking the reins of the presidency on January 20, 2017. As a mole for the Saudi royal family and a convert to Wahhabist Islam, Brennan has no desire to see certain individuals, who are well aware of his Islamist beliefs, ascend to positions of power in the U.S. intelligence community. The greatest threat to Brennan comes from retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, tapped by Trump to become the National Security Adviser.

Brennan the Saudi mole

High-level moles are the bane of every intelligence agency. There is still a reason to believe that the American spy for Israel, Jonathan Pollard, reported to a higher-level Israeli intelligence mole within the Reagan administration. Britain's MI-5 Security Service remains plagued to this day over evidence that its Cold War-era director, Roger Hollis, was the "Fifth Man" in the "Cambridge Five" Soviet spy ring.

It matters not that the Cold War is over when suspecting there are senior level intelligence moles in American espionage agencies. Brennan, in almost every counter-intelligence sense, fits the bill as a mole.

In 2014, Flynn was fired as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) by President Obama. Obama was advised by Brennan to dump Flynn because the DIA director was producing intelligence policy documents showing that it was a mistake and against U.S. security interests to support Syrian jihadists who were trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For Brennan's Saudi and Wahhabist controllers, this was tantamount to blasphemy.

Brennan blindsided the American people by claiming the Syrian rebel forces were "moderates." Flynn countered Brennan in DIA intelligence reports by documenting how the majority of Syrian rebels were radical Islamists supported financially and militarily by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Moreover, Flynn maintained that "Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria." Brennan was furious at his fellow Irish Catholic's view of Syria and the Middle East.

The Saudis had carefully groomed Brennan ever since his days as CIA station chief in Riyadh in the mid-1990s. The Saudi King, as "Custodian of the Two Holy Shrines of Mecca and Medina," arranged for Brennan, a convert to Wahhabi Islam while running the CIA's Saudi station, to perform the "hajj" pilgrimage to Mecca. Only observant Muslims are permitted to visit the Al Kaaba Al Musharrafah (The Holy Kaaba) in Mecca.

Brennan tried to keep his conversion a secret. However, after 9/11, the FBI began investigating all Saudi links within the U.S. government. What FBI agents soon discovered was that the Saudis had key intelligence and religious assets salted throughout the U.S. government and, most troubling, within the CIA. One of the key Saudi assets was Brennan.

Brennan's systematic "disposition" of his enemies

In March 2013, just prior to Brennan's being confirmed by the U.S. Senate, former FBI agent John Guandolo confirmed that Brennan had indeed converted to Islam while he was the CIA chief in Riyadh. Brennan had previously served as Obama's counter-terrorism adviser on the National Security Council. He was also in charge of the cleansing of the Obama/Dunham family passport files at the State Department in 2008 while CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a CIA contractor.

It was Brennan who helped cover up the Saudi government's role in the Khobar Towers bombing in 1996, which killed 19 U.S. servicemen. As chief FBI investigator of the bombing, John O. Neill came across hard intelligence linking the Khobar bombings to the Saudi government. While not the only reason, it was a significant reason for Brennan to set O'Neill up in a briefcase theft caper before his retirement in 2001. O'Neill had just taken the job as head of security for the World Trade Center when the terrorist plot involving Saudi Arabia brought the towers down on September 11, 2001. O'Neill was killed in the collapse. Brennan fought strenuously against the release of the 28 classified pages from the Congressional Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.

Although finally released with redactions and Brennan's acquiescence, the 28 pages, although highly suggestive of Saudi government involvement, could not be used as prima facie evidence to implicate the House of Saud. There is no reason to believe that what was released constituted the original text contained in the 28 pages. Brennan had every reason to tamper with the original pages in order to protect the Saudis, and by extension, himself.

As CIA director, Brennan would possess most of the keys to the U.S. intelligence kingdom. And Brennan's kingdom would make America's most closely guarded secrets available to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the world's chief supporter of Islamic jihadist terrorist networks, including the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and numerous others.

To placate his Saudi masters, the Jesuit-educated Brennan opted to take the oath of office as CIA director on a copy of the secular U.S. Constitution, not on the Bible, as every past CIA director, Christian and Jewish, had done. One of Brennan's first acts as CIA director was to ban the term "jihadist" to describe Islamist terrorists, preferring instead the word "extremist." As a Wahhabi Muslim, Brennan understood that "jihad" is a term used in the Koran compelling observant Muslims to maintain and spread what they consider to be the one true faith in Allah (God). For Brennan to use the term "jihad" in a negative or pejorative sense would constitute "haram" or a "forbidden act," according to the Muslim Koran and Sunnah religious texts. Brennan stated that any suggestion that the U.S. was at war with the religion of Islam was an affront to the faith, a comment spoken as a true Wahhabist believer.

Brennan's climb up the ladder

Brennan worked his way up the ladder at the CIA after his conversion to Islam. In 1999, Brennan was appointed chief of staff to CIA director George Tenet. In March 2001, as final implementation plans were being laid to carry out the 9/11 attacks, Brennan became deputy executive director of the CIA. After 9/11, Brennan was in charge of identifying, renditioning, and "terminating with extreme prejudice" anyone who could track 9/11 planning and implementation back to himself, the Saudi government, and the Israeli Mossad -- a key intelligence partner of the House of Saud. But Brennan's top mission was to ensure that a CIA asset, long groomed by Langley for the White House, was elected president in 2008. Barack Obama, who was schooled as a boy in Jakarta in the Muslim faith and whose Kenyan father was a Muslim, was the "chosen one." Obama was propelled to the national stage after the political careers of a number of Illinois politicians -- Blair Hull, Jack Ryan, and finally, Rod Blagojevich -- were trashed in a series of CIA dirty tricks campaigns.

From 2003 to 2004, Brennan was the chief of the CIA's Terrorist Threat Integration Center. While there, and later, while Obama's counter-terrorism chief, Brennan called the shots on CIA drone targets as the custodian of the "Disposition Matrix." Systematically, any jihadist who could have blown the whistle on Brennan was summarily liquidated. As CIA director, Brennan continued to use the "Disposition Matrix" to terminate potential witnesses to his selling out to the Saudis.

After Nigerian jihadist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab -- the infamous "underwear bomber" -- tried to blow up Northwest Airlines Flight 253 during its final approach to Detroit International Airport from Amsterdam on Christmas Day 2009, Brennan said U.S. intelligence agencies "did not miss any signs" that could have prevented the attempt. Brennan, again, was lying in order to cover up the fact that U.S. intelligence agents had cleared the Nigerian to board the flight without a passport by claiming he was a Sudanese refugee traveling only with refugee documents.

Abdulmutallab, known as "Farouk1986" on various Internet websites as a jihadist sympathizer, was already known to be a follower of American citizen and Al Qaeda operative Anwar al-Awlaki, a one-time consultant to the Department of Defense. On November 19, 2009, Abdulmutallab's wealthy Nigerian banker father had informed the CIA station in Abuja, Nigeria that his son had "extreme religious views" and that he was in Yemen. Brennan ignored the intelligence from Abuja and gave the green light for the young Nigerian's trip to Detroit. The underwear bomber incident gave Brennan the justification to order another drone strike.

To clear the tracks away from Brennan back to Saudi Arabia and Al Qaeda, the CIA's chief judge and executioner ordered a drone hit on al-Awlaki in Yemen on September 30, 2011, and his teenage son in Yemen two weeks later. These drone hits eliminated problems with two potential witnesses to Brennan's treasonous activities. As far as Abdulmutallab is concerned, he is permanently incommunicado as a result of a four consecutive lifetime sentence at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Character assassination of Brennan's opponents in the Intelligence Community

To protect his Muslim identity, Brennan also set about to destroy troublesome opponents. Former FBI agent Guandolo was the first to receive Brennan's thuggish treatment. Information was leaked that Guandolo had, during 2005, maintained an intimate relationship with a confidential source, Lori Mody, in the federal prosecution of Louisiana U.S. Representative William Jefferson. Although trial judge T.S. Ellis III ruled the affair irrelevant to the case against Jefferson, Guandolo was forced to quit the FBI after the leak about his past sexual affairs somehow landed on the FBI director's office from Guandolo's therapist's office. Guandolo resigned from the FBI in 2009 amid a furor over his extramarital affair with Mody.

Apparently, the CIA continued to believe that breaking into psychiatrists' offices was justified even after CIA agents had been caught doing it in the case of Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg. After Guandolo, like Flynn, began warning about the jihadist threat, Brennan went on the warpath. Guandolo was cashiered as a result of the leak of therapist files to the FBI and Flynn was fired after he was tagged by Brennan as an enemy of Islam. When asked how the psychiatrist's files ended up with the FBI, Guandolo stated simply, "it's a lot simpler than you think."

A declassified version of the DIA's Secret report on the Islamic State, dated August 12, 2012, was unambiguous about U.S. -- CIA and Obama -- support for ISIL in Syria:


As the originating classification authority, Flynn had final say on what to release pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act filed by Judicial Watch with the DIA. And the fact that the above paragraph was allowed to be released, in full, sent Brennan and Obama through the roof. On April 30, 2014, Flynn was forced to retire, a full year before the end of his tour, from the U.S. Army.

Brennan began circulating rumors to Washington officialdom that Flynn was guilty of developing his own facts, dubbed "Flynn facts," in intelligence reports. Brennan's goal was to discredit Flynn's and the DIA's intelligence pinning support for ISIL and other jihadists on the CIA. A tip from Flynn's predecessor, Vincent Stewart, to former Secretary of State Colin Powell intimated that Flynn was "abusive with staff, didn’t listen, worked against policy, bad management, etc." It was information that Brennan used to convince Obama to send Flynn packing.

It was no coincidence that Guandolo and Flynn both ended up being described as hate mongers by the Zionist-run Southern Poverty Law Center, an Orwellian "Ministry of Truth" designed to stifle free speech in the United States and an organization that has served the interests of the CIA.

The recent assassination of Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by an off-duty Turkish anti-riot police officer, who casually strolled into an art exhibit in Ankara, bears the markings of Brennan's "Disposition Matrix." Karlov served in Ankara since 2013 and his posting overlapped with Flynn's term as DIA chief. It is known that Flynn, like Trump, sees Russia as an invaluable ally against the Islamic State and its major allies, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Brennan and his friends inside the Turkish dictatorship of Recep Tayyip Erdogan are trying to spin the story that the Islamist police assassin of Karlov, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, worked for the Fethulleh Gulen organization. Gulen is a moderate Muslim businessman-cleric living in exile in Pennsylvania who has been a fierce critic of the Islamic State and Erdogan's alliance with it in Syria.

Although a past CIA asset, Gulen would have no interest in ordering a hit on the Russian ambassador. As a Saudi intelligence mole, Brennan does have a keen interest in the killing of Karlov. By assassinating Karlov, Brennan has driven a wedge in an emerging Russian-Turkish agreement to consolidate Assad's control of Aleppo and bring about the end of Brennan's jihadist army in Syria.

Brennan's CIA Secret report on Russia influencing the 2016 U.S. election through a cyber-offensive warfare program is another product of Brennan's attempt to deny the White House to Trump. Brennan understands that his Saudi masters are fretting over Trump's presidency and his antipathy toward to Saudi and Gulf Arab states. Guandolo, who has found a home with some problematic characters, including generic Muslim-haters like Frank Gaffney and Pamela Geller, has stated that the Obama administration
 "intentionally" aided terrorists and has committed treason.

It is clear that Guandolo saw FBI raw intelligence on Brennan that would lead anyone to conclude that the Saudis and their Wahhabist imams have benefited from a major mole inside the CIA for at least two decades. And there is no telling what Flynn was able to gather on Brennan, especially while enjoying "all-source" intelligence access to signals intelligence intercepts from the National Security Agency, FBI field agents' reports, and even CIA counter-intelligence reports on suspected moles within Langley. There is one thing for certain, Brennan is already destroying incriminating documents at CIA headquarters that could land him in prison for a very long time.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Saudi intelligence tried to toss election to Clinton By Wayne Madsen Report

Saudi intelligence tried to toss election to Clinton
By Wayne Madsen Report
The General Intelligence Directorate of Saudi Arabia -- known in Arabic as Ri'asat Al-Istikhbarat Al-'Amah and the best-funded spy agency in the Middle East -- is not very large personnel-wise but that is offset by its close alliance with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. And it is through that alliance and the presence of a pro-Wahhabist "Fifth Column" within the top ranks of the CIA that Saudi Arabia sought to tip the scales in the U.S. presidential election to Hillary Clinton.

It took years for Saudi intelligence to place one of its assets in close proximity to a Democratic presidential hopeful. For years, the Saudi leadership benefited from the personal relationship between its long-serving ambassador in Washington, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the Bush family. Bandar was so close to Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush that the nickname bestowed on him by the Bush family was "Bandar Bush."

Saudi intelligence's top asset: Huma Abedin

Although the Saudis maintained a cordial relationship with Barack Obama, owing to the fact that his Kenyan father and grandfather were Sunni Muslims, although not of the Wahhabi sect, it was Hillary Clinton the Saudis had their eyes set upon for increased influence in America. The Saudis pinned their hopes on Mrs. Clinton's close aide Huma Abedin. Although Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where her parents moved when she was two years of age. Huma Abedin lived in Jeddah to the age of 18. Her father,
 the late Syed Zainul Abedi, graduated from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh, India. In the early 1970s, he was a leader of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Western Michigan University. Since that time, a Saudi Students Association has branched off from the MSA.

Many Aligarh graduates had and continue to have important jobs in Saudi Arabia's business, oil, and banking sectors. From Aligarh's alumni association (known as the Aligarh Old Boy's Association) chapters in Saudi Arabia, Saudi intelligence was able to select assets with close connections not only in India but also in Britain. Syed Zainul Abedin had another specialty of great need to Saudi intelligence: expertise in Iranian history, religion, and culture. Such a talent would have been of primary interest to the Wahhabist Saudi intelligence service, considering its long history of conflict with the rival Shi'a Muslims who governed Iran and the competition between Saudi Arabia and Iran for control of the Gulf region.

Saleha Mahmood Abedin, Huma Abedin's Pakistan-born mother, continues to hold the position of dean of the Dar al-Hekma college for women in Jeddah. Ironically, Saleha Abedin has defended the Wahhabist practices of female submissiveness, marriage of underage girls to older men, marital rape, public floggings and stoning to death for adulterous women, the ­circumcision of prepubescent girls, and the right of Muslim women to equally fight alongside men in Muslim jihads, or "holy wars."

Saleha Abedin is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, a Saudi-supported periodical focused on the expansion of Wahhabist influence in countries where Muslims remain minorities, albeit growing ones. Huma Abedin was listed as an assistant editor for the journal from 1996 to 2008, which included her time working within the Bill Clinton White House and as a Senate assistant to Senator Hillary Clinton.

In 2002, the journal published an article, obviously approved by Huma Abedin and her Jeddah-based mother, justifying the September 11, 2001, Wahhabist terrorist attacks on the United States:

"The spiral of violence having continued unabated worldwide, and widely seen to be allowed to continue, was building up intense anger and hostility within the pressure cooker that was kept on a vigorous flame while the lid was weighted down with various kinds of injustices and sanctions. . . It was a time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11, changing in its wake the life and times of the very community and the people it aimed to serve."
Saudi intelligence and CAIR

Saleha Abedin has carried the water for Saudi intelligence around the world. For example, she founded the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child (IICWC) in Cairo. The IICWC has been at the forefront of pushing Egypt and other secular-inclined Muslim majority countries, from Turkey to Indonesia, to adopt sharia law. Saleha Abedin has also worked closely with the Saudi-financed Muslim pressure and lobbying group in the United States, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Among various Saudi donors to CAIR, including institutions associated with the Saudi government, Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud kicked in $500,000 between 2002 and 2004. The United Arab Emirates, always cognizant of Saudi attempts to co-opt its own Wahhabist population, declared CAIR a foreign terrorist organization in 2014. The UAE move was to the chagrin of the CIA, which has acted as a close partner of CAIR under Langley's Wahhabist sympathizer, director John O. Brennan, a former CIA station chief in Riyadh.

CAIR acts as a virtual propaganda arm for Saudi intelligence from its two main offices in the United States, one on Capitol Hill, from which it lobbies the U.S. Congress, and the other at the Interchurch Center on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, from which it targets the U.S. news media and the United Nations. A third office, CAIR-Canada, is maintained in Ottawa to pressure the Canadian government on Islamic "rights." CAIR offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Francisco can be expected to fight for California to nullify for the state any attempt by the incoming Donald Trump administration to block Muslim immigration or tourist or business visits from nations and regions experiencing Saudi-inspired jihadist rebellions, including Syria, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Burma, Indonesia, and Iraq.

When one understands the relationship between CAIR and groups like the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the marriage of Huma Abedin to uber-Zionist former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner, makes a world of sense. Through the Abedin-Weiner marriage, Israel's Mossad was able to maintain a close eye on the inner workings of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and, if Mrs. Clinton won the White House, into the Oval Office itself. Unfortunately, for the Saudis, Weiner's prurient sexual interest for underage girls, while completely understandable to the wretched human beings in the Saudi hierarchy, helped sink their chance for an ace asset in the Oval Office.

In 1996, Huma Abedin began working as an intern in the Clinton White House. It was not long before she attracted the eyes of Mrs. Clinton faster than Monica Lewinsky attracted the groping hands of Bill Clinton. While Mrs. Clinton's closest adviser at the State Department, Huma Abedin had a unique window on the most secret aspects of American diplomacy, information that would have been highly-valued by Saudi intelligence.

The CIA's functioning Saudi cell

Huma Abedin also had a fellow traveler in the CIA's Brennan, who moved from the White House National Security Council staff to lead his old agency in Langley after General David Petraeus resigned in November 2012 amid a sex scandal. In recent years and to the delight of Saudi intelligence, the CIA saw a number of converts to Islam move up the ranks. These included "Roger," the cover name for the CIA's director of counter-terrorism, in reality Michael A. D’Andrea, whose portfolio included the agency's drone campaigns in countries ranging from Libya and Somalia to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The converts, according to former FBI agent John Guandalo, include Brennan himself. Guandalo maintains that Brennan converted to Wahhabi Islam while he was CIA station chief in Riyadh in the 1990s. Brennan made the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, a requirement for observant Muslims. Even the CIA-supportive "debunking" website Snopes claims that allegations that Brennan converted to Islam remain "unproven."

Another CIA convert to Islam was Andrew Warren, the agency's station chief in Algiers. He was ordered home and subsequently convicted in federal court for “abusive sexual conduct” with two Algerian women while in Algiers and the unlawful use of cocaine while possessing a firearm in Norfolk. He received a harsh 65-month prison sentence. More than likely, Warren, who spoke six Arabic dialects and Persian, was put on ice because of the knowledge he had of the Saudi influence ring in the CIA, as well as information on 9/11 while posted under commercial CIA cover at Citibank in New York on 9/11.

Muslim CIA employee Yaya Fanusie, confirmed to The Washington Post the presence of eight other Muslims at CIA headquarters between 2005 to 2012. Some of these worked inside the Counter-Terrorism Center. The Muslim working at Langley did not count Muslim agents, such as Warren, who were operating abroad. The Post reported that when some  CIA employees created an image of the Islamic State black and white flag being burned, it and other similar images were banned because to desecrate the "Shahada," the Muslim creed that appears on the flag, is considered offensive to Muslims.

Foreign intelligence interference in Election 2016 was Saudi not Russian

Trump has good reason to doubt the intelligence about "Russian hacking" of the U.S. presidential election. What comes from Brennan in the way of intelligence bears the imprimatur of Saudi intelligence. The Saudis, more than any other country in the Middle East, lost out big with Trump's upset victory over Mrs. Clinton. It took years for the Saudi intelligence service to place an asset so close to a former First Lady, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate. All the Saudi investments crashed with Clinton's surprise defeat.

There was no better way for the Saudis to recoup their political losses than by having their chief asset in the CIA, Brennan, concoct intelligence about Russian hacking of Democratic National Committee emails and computer systems to taint Trump's legitimacy as president-elect. Brennan is known as a difficult, to put it nicely, adversary within the U.S. intelligence community.

There is little doubt that the FBI director James Comey and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper were pressured by Brennan into agreeing with the CIA's very dubious assessment that not only Russia but President Vladimir Putin were involved in hacking Democratic Party computers to throw the election to Trump. There is also little doubt that Brennan has been behind spreading malicious insider "gossip" about Trump's National Security Adviser-designate retired General Michael Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Flynn was fired by Obama on the advice of Brennan. The Saudis, Brennan, and the Wahhabist cell inside the CIA did not care much for Flynn claiming that Obama and the CIA were nurturing and supporting the Islamic State cadres fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Obama and Brennan, two jihadist sympathizers, will soon be gone from office

Flynn as U.S. National Security Adviser represents a nightmare scenario for the Saudis and their jihadist allies in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, including the Islamic State and Al Qaeda. The Saudis, through their agents and assets in the CIA, CAIR, and other organizations, want to make Trump's presidency as difficult as possible. That is why Saudi friends like Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham are championing a U.S. commission, on the scale of the 9/11 Commission, to investigate Russian hacking of election-oriented computer systems during the campaign. Brennan, McCain, Graham, and other Saudi fellow travelers have one simple order from their Saudi intelligence masters in Riyadh: keep the investigation of election malfeasance focused completely on Russia.

A fight between Christianity, now headquartered in Moscow, and Saudi radical Wahhabism

For the Saudis, Russia represents a threat from Christianity it has never experienced since the formation of the Saudi state. Russia has become the vanguard of protecting Christianity in the Middle East and around the world. It is Russia that has battled against the forces of jihadism in Syria, thus helping to save many Christians and moderate Muslim Alawites from Saudi-provided beheading swords. It is Russia that supports the populist parties of Western and Eastern Europe that are opposed to Saudi- and Turkish-directed Muslim refugee waves inundating Christian cities, towns, and villages. It has been Russia that has helped Iran serve as a bulwark against Saudi and Wahhabist expansion in the Gulf and in Yemen and Oman. Pope Francis talks of accommodating radical Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia while Christian Orthodox Russia rejects any concordats with the misogynists and pedophiles who rule in Riyadh.

The 2016 U.S. presidential election saw interference from a foreign intelligence agency. It was not Russia's but the 
General Intelligence Directorate. Don't look for the corporate media, which receives its orders from the CIA, to set the record straight any time soon.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Web censors emerge in force By Wayne Madsen Report

 The Web censors emerge in force 
By Wayne Madsen Report

Facebook, which was partly seeded in funds from the Central Intelligence Agency's IN-Q-TEL venture capital firm as a method to collect personal information, has announced it is partnering with several "independent" fact checkers to combat the dissemination of "fake news" from the Internet on social media. This is a major step by the government, in concert with the information technology industry, in censoring information on the Web itself.

Facebook's partners in identifying "fake news" with a goal of identifying it as such and downgrading its ability to be widely re-posted represent a panoply of media operations with embedded political biases.

Facebook is partnering with the Poynter Institute of St. Petersburg, Florida, along with, an operation of the Annenberg Public Policy Center that investigates political claims; Politifact, another political claim fact checker that is run by The Tampa Bay Times, owned by the Poynter Institute; the Associated Press; ABC News; and, perhaps, the worst example of a hopelessly biased fact checking operation,

In this editor's new book, "The Almost Classified Guide to CIA Front Companies, Proprietaries, and Contractor," is identified as a notorious CIA propaganda partner. The Washington Post is also partnering with Facebook in its anti-"fake news" campaign  even though the paper, owned by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, recently listed 200 websites that it claimed were lackeys for distributing "Russian propaganda." Although a dozen or so websites listed were bona fide fake news sites, the vast majority were legitimate web-based news originators, disseminators, and aggregators. After the Post refused to identify the players at the list producer -- a website called that has links to the CIA and George Soros -- the Post issued a half-hearted retraction of the story originally written by Carl Timberg, the son of Robert Timberg, the Annapolis classmate and friend of Arizona Senator John McCain. And there are no greater phony in American politics today than McCain, the "singing canary" of Hanoi and infamous fire starter of the USS Forrestal.

The Facebook model would not be so dangerous if it were to only identify fake news sites, of which there are far too many. But its program delves into the area of acting as a self-appointed web news editorial operation that seeks to call into question any news story not approved by the Poynter Institute's partners.

The Poynter Institute runs an international fact checking network called the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) that not only identifies bogus news websites but also takes it upon itself to criticize news stories for lack of sources political and "biases." Of course, the Poynter network runs counter to two journalistic traditions: news stories based on strict confidentiality -- the Drew Pearson/Jack Anderson model -- and opinion columns based on not-for-attribution interviews.

WMR has had its own bitter experience with the blatant bias and censorship tactics of the Poynter Institute. In June 2013, a group of Twitter account holders based out of the National Security Affairs department of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island waged a Twitter and media campaign against this editor's interview by The Sunday Observer. The interview provided details on the National Security Agency's Third Party signals intelligence partners in Europe and their mutual intelligence sharing agreements.

After the interview appeared on the front page of the paper, Naval War College professor John Schindler, who claims to have worked in both the NSA's counter-intelligence and signals intelligence operations branches -- a claim highly disputed by senior NSA officials with whom WMR spoke -- was quoted in various media outlets, including, the Poynter Institute, and others as stating this editor was "batshit crazy." Schindler was identified as a professor at the Naval War College, giving his personal attacks more gravitas than they might have otherwise warranted. Subsequently, Schindler was terminated by the college after this editor brought to its attention Schindler's "sexting" of an unsolicited photograph of his penis to a female. The Poynter Institute demonstrated a crass disregard for journalistic integrity in its "hit piece" report on this editor written by staffer John Gillen, whose normal beat included the US Central and Special Operations Commands in Tampa. For the Poynter Institute to play such a major role in Facebook's fact checking of news sites is laughable on its face. waged a similar diatribe against WMR in its report on Lee Harvey Oswald's quite probable association with Rafael Cruz in New Orleans in August 1963. Snopes wrote the following: "In April 2016, the notoriously unreliable conspiratorial 'Wayne Madsen Report' (WMR) published an article (in their typical 'just asking questions' style (i.e., making wild accusations acceptable by framing them as questions rather than statements) positing a link between the father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and the JFK assassination." The piece was written by Snopes's co-founder David Mikkelson, who has failed to answer questions about his site's funding, merely claiming the privately-held company was originally a "mom and pop" operation.

Mikkelson and his Canadian citizen wife subsequently divorced but Snopes managed to expand its operations. This self-described small-scale operation based in Agoura Hills, California is able to maintain a staff of employees, including Kim Lacapria, formerly of Inquistr, owned by Daniel Treisman, an Israeli businessman. Although Inquistr has published propaganda and bogus news stories it did not show up on PropOrNot's list of fake news and Russian propaganda sites because Inquistr limits its fake news and propaganda to the Israeli and Zionist variety. It is more than clear what lies behind the current effort to censor the Internet and label uncomfortable news stories as false. Track Zuckerberg, David Mikkelson, George Soros, Carl Timberg, and others, and you will likely eventually end up at the front door of the fraudulent "master list keeper" of Dixie, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its founders Morris Dees and Joseph Levin.

This censorship of the web was predicted by WMR in January 2014. We reported on control of information on the Internet being the top item of discussion at the 2014 World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland: "With the impending demise of World Wide Web 'net neutrality,' which has afforded equal access for website operators to the Internet, the one percent of billionaire investors are busy positioning themselves to take over total control of news reporting on the Internet."

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CIA's allegations against Russian election interference "political" By Wayne Madsen Report

 CIA's allegations against Russian election interference "political"
By Wayne Madsen Report
Current and former members of the U.S. intelligence community are lambasting Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan for waging a political campaign against President-elect Donald Trump based on flimsy "intelligence" that the CIA director claims ties Russia to interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Brennan's secret report on alleged election interference by Moscow has been questioned as "fuzzy" and "inconclusive" by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and FBI director James Comey.

However, the pro-Saudi Brennan, who, according to former FBI agent John Guandalo is a secret convert to Wahhabi radical Islam, continues to proffer the notion that Russia "selected" Trump as president. Brennan's gambit is designed to convince enough electors to vote against Trump on December 19 when the Electoral College meets in the 50 state capitals. If Trump is denied the 270 Electoral College votes required to become president, the election will be thrown into the House of Representatives and Senate. The House would vote for the President, with each state entitled to one vote, while the Senate would vote for the Vice President, with each senator having one vote. It is through this constitutional but rarely-invoked process that Brennan and his allies within the CIA seek to select the next president.

In recent years, the CIA has eschewed the military coup and adopted the "constitutional coup" to oust presidents and governments around the world. Such "constitutional" tactics have been used to oust democratically-elected presidents in Haiti, Honduras, Paraguay, Ukraine, and Brazil, expel democratically-elected prime ministers and governments in Thailand, Nepal, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Norfolk Island, and defeat independence referenda in Scotland and Nevis. In the cases of the Turks and Caicos and Norfolk Island, the CIA acted through British and Australian proxies, respectively.

The CIA is now using the skills it honed in effecting constitutional coups in countries around the world to bring about a similar coup in the United States.

Twenty years ago, the CIA blatantly involved itself in the Russian presidential election, using its influence to help President Boris Yeltsin win re-election even though the Russian leader was highly unpopular, mired in corruption and a bloody civil war in Chechnya, and known to be an alcoholic. After taking a drubbing from the Russian Communist Party and its leader Gennady Zyuganov in the 1995 parliamentary election, Yeltsin appeared to be on his way out. That was until the CIA and its partners, George Soros and his Open Society Institute/Foundation and the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its NGOs showed up on the scene to help Yeltsin pull off an upset second-round 54-to-40 percent victory over Zyuganov.

The CIA, Soros, and the NED printed and distributed fake campaign flyers claiming to be from Zyuganov's campaign. The flyers advocated returning Russia to Stalinism and re-launching the Cold War against the West by sending in Russian troops to occupy the Baltic states, Poland, and other eastern European nations. The CIA and Soros dirty tricks operatives also called phony Zyuganov news conferences and canceled reservations made by the Zyuganov team for campaign event venues. The CIA and their allies also manipulated election returns to shave votes from Zyuganov's total and transfer them to Yeltsin. In 2012, then-President Dmitry Medvedev said, "There is hardly any doubt who won [the '96 election]. It was not Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin." The CIA and Soros had followed the script laid out by Joseph Stalin, who infamously said, "The people who cast the votes don't decide an election, the people who count the votes do."

The CIA also directed the National Security Agency to assist Yeltsin with top-grade signals intelligence to deliver the Russian president an important pre-election coup against the Chechen separatist president Dzokhar Dudayev. The involvement by the CIA and NSA in Russia's 1996 election relegates unfounded charges of Russian cyber-hacking in the U.S. 2016 election to the level of a harmless prank. This story was reported by this editor in Covert Action Quarterly in October 1997:

The former Soviet Air Force general knew the rules. When talking on the portable satellite telephone bought for him by his Islamist Refah Party allies in Turkey, he had to keep conversations to an absolute minimum. Nothing less than his life depended on it. Chechen leader Dzokhar Dudayev was especially aware of the capabilities of the Ilyushin-76 aircraft and its A-50 Mainstay radar to pinpoint his phone's signal- The plane and its suite of equipment was the Soviet version of the more sophisticated US AWACS electronic warfare aircraft.
Four times during the first three months of 1996, the Russians had tried unsuccessfully to lock onto Dudayev's phone signal- But the general never gave the Russian army's vast array or signals intelligence (SIGINT) aircraft and mobile vans enough time to conduct radio direction finding ("DFing") to determine his exact location.
Dudayev had good reason to be nervous. Both Moscow and the West wanted a quick end to the Chechens' two-year long war for greater autonomy. The conflict had become a mini-Afghanistan. It was draining the lives of hundreds of Russia's young soldiers, the country's precious cash reserves, and Yeltsin's chances for winning the June 16 1996 presidential election against Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov.
The West too was eager to keep the Chechen conflict from contributing to a Communist victory at the polls. For president Clinton, who also faced reelection a Communist win was especially unwelcome. The rallying cry of "Who lost Russia to the Communists" would be heard over and over again at the Republic convention and campaign tallies and would certainly be used against him in the televised debates.
To make matters worse the Chechens were dealing the Russians some devastating battlefield blows. In mid April Dudayev had severely bloodied the noses of the Russians when his forces (including some mujahedin volunteers from Pakistan) attacked the Russian Army' s 245th regiment convoy with anti-armor grenades from both side perches near the town of Yarysh-Mardy. After the attack, some 90 Russian troops were dead and another 50 wounded. A few civilian women and children who were traveling with the convoy were also killed.
The Yarysh-Mardy attack would become Russia's worst defeat of the Chechen conflict, topping even the bold Chechen attack of June 1995 on Budennovsk, within Russia itself, and assaults within the neighboring republic of Dagestan. It was also making Yeltsin and the army look impotent.
Yeltsin, Clinton, and Yeltsin's other close ally, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, all needed a quick fix to the Chechen problem. Yeltsin blamed the Russian military for the defeat at Yarysh-Mardv and began to extend peace feelers to Dudayev. While the president was huddled with Clinton and other Group of Seven leaders in Moscow. he told the press that be was ready to cut a deal. King Hassan II of Morocco agreed to act as an intermediary. Face-to-face meetings with the Russians were too dangerous for Dudayev; negotiations would be conducted over the rebel leader's heretofore stealthy satellite telephone.
Yeltsin's peace gestures sounded good to Dudayev. Perhaps too good. Soon he was on his satellite telephone to discuss Yeltsin's peace offerings with Hassan and Konstantin Borovoi, a liberal Duma deputy who served as Dudayev's Moscow intermediary.
During the evening of April 21, Dudayev went outside his headquarters, a small house near the village of Gekhi Chu, some 20 miles southwest of Grozny, the Russian occupied Chechen capital. At 8:00 p.m., he phoned Borovoi in Moscow to discuss Yeltsin's latest olive branch. "Soon, it could be very hot in Moscow," he told Borovoi. "Do you live in the center?" In the center and even next to the Interior Ministry, Borovoi responded. "You should probably move out for the time being," Dudayev warned. Dudayev may have been telling Borovoi that a Chechen attack on the Interior Ministry was imminent. "That's out of the question, Dzhokar Mussayevich, Borovoi responded, using the familiar Russian term of address. Then Dudayev said, "Russia must regret what it is doing." Borovoi's line suddenly went dead. This time, Dudayev had stayed on the phone too long.
Dead shot
Just seconds before what were to be the Chechen's last words, a Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jet, armed with air-to-surface missiles, had received his coordinates. It locked on to Dudayev's phone signal and fired two laser-guided missiles. As one exploded just a few feet away, shrapnel pierced Dudayev's head. He died almost immediately in the arms of one of his bodyguards.
There was immediate speculation that the signal from Dudayev's satellite phone had been beamed directly into the sensitive ears of a satellite which relayed his coordinates to the jet. According to Agence France Presse, a source inside Chechnya's rebel government charged that, the attack was carried out by the Russian secret services with the participation of the spy satellite services of certain Western countries.
Martin Streetly, editor of Jane's Radar and Electronic Warfare Systems, thought that the state of the Russian armed forces would preclude it from accurately pinpointing Dudayev's location.
The Russians had previously tried some less advanced methods to kill Dudayev and failed. On one occasion, Dudayev had been given a knife with an electronic homing device embedded in the handle but it was discovered before Russian aircraft could lock in on the signal.
Suspicion centered on the US and the National Security Agency's Vortex, Orion, and Trumpet, the world's most sophisticated (SIGINT) spy satellites.
They were partially designed to intercept the mobile telephone systems used by the big brass in the Soviet and Warsaw Pact high commands. The NSA SIGINT birds were, therefore, extremely useful against the kind of telephone Dudayev had been given by his Turkish friends. Furthermore, the US and Britain were the only Western countries with sophisticated SIGINT satellite capabilities. (In fact, Britain's Government Communications headquarters merely "rents time on the NSA's Vortex satellite so it is arguable whether London has its own independent SIGINT satellite capability.)
According to intelligence analyst Mark Urban, the NSA and Orion SIGINT coverage of Chechnya was more comprehensive than that of Bosnia. The NSA has concentrated its Vortex and Orion SIGINT Iraq and Kuwait since the Gulf War.
It would not have taken much to steer some of the orbiting SIGINT satellites Eavesdropping on Iraq to a position slightly north over the Russian Caucasus mountains.
A French counter terrorism specialist concurred that the US was the only country with satellite technology that could pinpoint Dudayev's location within a few meters of his satellite telephone transmission. After Dudayev was reported killed by the Russians, a US State Department spokesperson scoffed at rumors that the Chechen president might still be alive. He stated unequivocally that he was "certain" that Dudayev was dead.
Clinton's presence in Moscow on the day Dudayev was killed did little to curb suspicion."
The CIA painted Zyuganov as an unreconstructed Communist who would restore the Soviet Union. In fact, Zyuganov was no real Communist but a Russian nationalist who wanted to clean up corruption; take back under government control former state industries that had been bought up by unscrupulous oligarchs, many of whom were dual Russian-Israeli nationals; and restore pride in a Russia that had been emasculated by economic advisers sent by Wall Street to transform Russia into a capitalist debtor nation. Many of Zyuganov's policies were adopted by Vladimir Putin, Yeltsin's hand-picked successor, who first became prime minister and then succeeded Yeltsin as president in 1999.

The U.S. media crowed about how the Clinton administration "saved Russia" from a re-introduction of Communism. The claim was spurious and a blatant attempt to inject Cold War rhetoric into U.S. diplomacy. We see the same dynamic playing out today, with the CIA and its media allies using the language of Senator Joseph McCarthy to brand Trump, his Cabinet nominees, and supporters as Russian agents.

The CIA was happy to provide its traditional media front, Time magazine, the "secret story" of how it helped Yeltsin win in 1996
The CIA and Soros have continued to interfere in Russian presidential elections. Langley's "favorite son," opposition leader and convicted embezzler Alexey Navalny, a close friend of former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, has announced he is running against Putin in 2018. Although Navalny counts Russia's neo-Nazi "skinheads" among his strongest supporters, he, like Ukraine's neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok, have become the darlings of American neocons, particularly Jewish ones like Victoria Nuland and her husband Robert Kagan. These political "marriages of convenience" highlight the ongoing historical link between Nazism and Zionism.

In 2012, McFaul, while the chief U.S. diplomat in Moscow, directed $50 million in American funds, mostly CIA money laundered through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to political parties and groups aligned to Navalny. McFaul has been leading the charge against the legitimacy of Trump's election, citing Russian interference. The CIA-linked Daily Beast has referred to McFaul, who is a senior fellow at the right-wing Hoover Institution, as "an earnest Stanford academic." In fact, McFaul is nothing more than a middle-ranking CIA errand boy.

Monday, December 12, 2016

U.S. authorizes jihadists to shoot down Russian aircraft over Syria - By Wayne Madsen Report

U.S. authorizes jihadists to shoot down Russian aircraft over Syria
By Wayne Madsen Report
While Senator John McCain has called an alleged, but in no way proven, CIA report that Russia "hacked" the U.S. presidential election in favor of Donald Trump a form of warfare, he and his neo-con colleagues are secretly supporting the CIA's covert operation to provide shoulder-launched missiles to jihadists fighting in the Syrian civil war. Multiple reports out of the Middle East point to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey transferring man-portable air defense systems or "MANPADS" to Syrian jihadist rebels allied with factions of the Islamic State. The operation to supply MANPADS to the Salafist Jaysh al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham.

The missiles have been delivered to Syrian jihadist rebels with the sole intent of shooting down Russian Sukhoi SU-34 fighters operating out of Hmeymim Airbase in Latakia, Syria. The Saudi-influenced Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan personally approved the covert operation in order to inflict casualties on the Russian Air Force in Syria and provide relief to jihadist rebels, including Islamic State elements, fighting to defend their enclaves in Aleppo from a joint Syrian-Russian-Lebanese Hezbollah offensive. With fresh weapons and other supplies from Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State has recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra from Syrian forces. The Islamic State's assault on Palmyra is intended to relieve Syrian army pressure on Aleppo.

Intelligence reports out of Syria are claiming that prior to the Islamic State re-taking Palmyra from Syrian and Russian forces, the U.S. launched an information warfare attack against Syrian and Russian satellite and terrestrial radio communications that resulted in Palmyra's defenses collapsing as jihadist rebels stormed in.

There are no guarantees that the MANPADS now in the hands of jihadists in Syria and also possibly in Iraq will not be used against U.S. and other NATO aircraft or commercial planes flying over regional war zones.

While Russian forces assist Syrian forces in battling the Islamic State, McCain, who met with the Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria in May 2013, is calling for a strong American response against Russia for the unproven charges of election manipulation. A year after the McCain-Baghdadi meeting, the Arizona senator and his friends in the corporate media called the report of the meeting false, one of the first examples of the "fake news" meme from major purveyors of "fake news," including The New York Times.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Declassified U.S. documents prove Israeli-South African N-Test in 1979 By The Wayne Madsen Report

Declassified U.S. documents prove Israeli-South African N-Test in 1979
By The Wayne Madsen Report
As with anything relating to covert Israeli operations, the U.S. National Archives must tread carefully when releasing formerly classified documents that reveal Israeli secrets. Due to the immense influence of Jewish organizations and the Israel Lobby in the United States, verboten classified documents have included those relating to the 1967 Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, the Jonathan Pollard spy ring, and, most importantly, Israel's secret nuclear weapons program. However, due to the release of files from President Jimmy Carter's administration, including those originating with Carter's special envoy for nuclear non-proliferation matters, Ambassador Gerard Smith, the public now knows much more about the joint Israeli-South African nuclear test conducted in 1979. The test occurred on September 22, 1979 in a remote area of the South Atlantic, near the Prince Edward Islands, a possession of South Africa.

A U.S. Vela satellite, designed to detect nuclear explosions, identified a double flash in the South Atlantic. In 2010, Carter, himself, wrote in his book that he believed the Israelis, working jointly with the apartheid government of South Africa, tested a nuclear device either using a ship or another type of platform. Carter was in a political quandary. If he publicly announced that Israel and South Africa tested a nuclear weapon, U.S. law required him to apply sanctions against Israel. Sanctions were already in effect against South Africa due to its apartheid racial policies. However, Israel, which had and continues to have undue influence over U.S. politics, was another matter. Carter, who had staked his reputation on the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt, could ill-afford to see his marquee foreign policy success unravel. So the U.S. government officially remained silent.

The declassified Smith files now prove that Tel Aviv and Pretoria became members of the nuclear club on September 22, 1979. The files document the conclusions of the 
Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC)-- which ran a series of acoustic detection facilities around the world to detect underground seismic harmonics of nuclear blasts in a range below 1 hertz -- the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the Central Intelligence Agency that the September 22 double flash picked up by the Vela satellite was from a nuclear blast. Radioactive substances, including high levels of Iodine 131, an isotope resulting from nuclear explosions, were found in rainwater samples collected by the New Zealand Institute of Nuclear Science (INS) and in thyroid gland tissue samples of Australian sheep analyzed by the  DIA. However, this and other evidence was buried by officials in the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand who were fearful of the vengeance that could be expected from the Jewish community and Israeli Lobby.

Although Politico reported on Smith's findings on December 8, WMR revealed the details of the Israeli-South African nuclear test on July 15, 2006:

"On September 22, 1979, Israel and South Africa conducted a joint nuclear test in the southern Indian Ocean, near the Prince Edward Islands. A U.S. Vela spy satellite detected the blast. In addition, the radio telescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico detected a ionospheric disturbance at the time of the nuclear detection by the Vela satellite. In addition, a TIROS geophysical satellite detected an electronic event at the time of the blast and the CIA dispatched teams to study acoustic data captured by U.S. Navy Sound Surveillance System (SOSUS) underwater hydrophones. Analysis of the acoustic data also indicated a nuclear detonation had taken place. After Israeli-South African nuclear cooperation was discovered, the two nations' intelligence agencies worked closely together. South African intelligence strongly relied on Israeli intelligence assets in Washington, DC, including individuals who are now key operatives of the Bush administration's neo-con cells within the Pentagon, National Security Council, State Department, and CIA."

This editor assisted a CIA analyst who traveled under MITRE Corporation contractor cover. The analyst arrived in Keflavik, Iceland subsequent to the South Atlantic nuclear test to examine the SOSUS low frequency passive acoustic sonar grams, as well as the lower-frequency seismic acoustic grams of the AFTAC unit, gathered under the auspices of the U.S. Naval Facility where this editor was serving as Maintenance Officer. Although there were no acoustic traces of the nuclear blast found above 1 hertz, the analyst hit pay dirt when examining the AFTAC unit's data. He confided that the data pointed to a nuclear blast in the South Atlantic that involved Israel, South Africa, and another nation, Taiwan.

The saga of the Israeli-South African nuclear test in 1979 is yet another case in which the influence of the Israel Lobby and Jewish political donors has been used to obscure and alter U.S. intelligence.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Henry Kissinger's ideological "daughter": Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland by Wayne Madsen Report

Kissinger's ideological "daughter": Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who has held meetings with Donald Trump since his election, will have one of his ideological "daughters," Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarland, deeply embedded in the Trump White House as deputy national security adviser.

McFarland worked for Kissinger's National Security Council in the Nixon White House and went on to work in the Reagan administration as Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's speechwriter. Although Ronald Reagan did his best to keep Kissinger proteges far away from senior levels of his administration, owing to Reagan's distrust of Kissinger, "eastern elites," and the Trilateral Commission, McFarland was an exception. McFarland was a major force behind crafting Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative ("Star Wars") propaganda.

McFarland is, so far, the highest-ranking neo-conservative to be named to the Trump administration. In addition to her Kissinger ties, McFarland is also a board member of the Central Intelligence Agency-founded Jamestown Foundation, a creation of CIA director William Casey during the early years of the Reagan administration. Jamestown formulated disastrous anti-Soviet policies, including those that nurtured anti-Soviet Muslim guerrillas, an act that led to the ultimate creation of Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

McFarland is also close to the disgraced former CIA director General Petraeus. She has been quietly pushing Petraeus for Secretary of State even though, if chosen, Petraeus would become the fourth general named by Trump to senior posts in his administration, joining retired generals Michael Flynn, James Mattis, and John Kelly.

In 2006, McFarland launched a Senate campaign against New York's then-Senator Hillary Clinton. Her GOP primary campaign self-destructed after her 16-year old daughter Camilla McFarland was arrested after shoplifting $300 worth of string bikinis and a pair of jeans from two boutique shops in Southampton, Long Island. Questions are now being asked how McFarland can be trusted with the nation's highest secrets when she could not prevent her own daughter, then-attending the elite Taft boarding school in Connecticut, from turning into a politically-embarrassing five finger-discount teenager.

Neo-cons, former Henry "Scoop" Jackson Democrats who infiltrated the Reagan administration, handed the president the worst political scandal since Watergate, the Iran-contra affair. History shows that neo-cons are poisonous to any administration that permits them to nest. Neo-cons were responsible for the disastrous U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, a permanent stain on the administration of George W. Bush.

McFarland, Petraeus, former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, neo-con policy wonk Frank Gaffney, Bolton's spokesman at the UN Richard Grenell, and others of their ilk only know how to commit mischief in the long-term neo-con goal of confronting China, Russia, Iran, Syria, Cuba, and other nations that refuse to toe the American line.