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Wayne Madsen is an investigative journalist, nationally distributed columnist, and author who has covered Washington, DC, politics, national security, and intelligence issues since 1994. He has written for The Village Voice, The Progressive, CAQ, Counterpunch, and the Intelligence Newsletter (based in Paris).

Look for his new book, Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day: The Internet Irregulars vs. The Powers That Be!, in the fall.

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Israel has been the largest recipient of cumulative assistance since World War II, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 21, 2019
'Poor Little Israel' Isn't So Poor, Financially or Diplomatically One of the tropes Israel and its international phalanx of lobbyists has used since the state's inception in 1948 is that "Poor Little Israel" requires Western money and diplomatic support because the small country is surrounded by hostile Arab countries. Neither of these contentions have ever been true.
Lost in Trump's fractured history lesson is the fact that several Kurds fought with the Soviet army in the eastern offensive against Nazi Germany, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 14, 2019
Fake News, Fake Polls, and Now, Fake History When Mr. Trump advances the false notion that the Kurds made no sacrifices for the Allies in World War II, he not only shows his ignorance of history but his disdain for the Kurds.
David Friedman was likely involved in an operation that enlisted Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and a Ukrainian-Israeli oligarch with Cypriot citizenship Ihor Kolomoisky to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to agree to dig up poli, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 10, 2019
Israel Also Involved in Digging up Dirt on the Bidens on Behalf of Trump By Donald Trump's own admission and through documents provided by an Intelligence Community whistleblower and former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine Paul Volker it is known that the Trump administration pressured at least four countries to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Francis has been as effective in ousting the far-right from their perches of power in Rome as he once was in ejecting unruly drunks from bars in Buenos Aires, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The Plot to Overthrow the Pope Francis, a former bar bouncer in a tough working-class neighborhood of Buenos Aires, has not been a shrinking violet when it comes to fighting back against his right-wing enemies.
Trump is fond of attacking
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 6, 2019
Journalism in an Era of Delusional Politics Trump, whose knowledge of history is shallow to the degree of a millimeter, does not likely know that the co-founder of "The New York Times," Henry J. Raymond, is considered the "godfather of the Republican Party."
Old Man Trump must have instilled in his family business heir a strong belief in the causes of the Nazis and the Bund, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The America of Trump's Father: an Aspirational Fascism Reigned in New York Old Man Trump became a close friend of Binyamin Netanyahu and other top Israelis and New York Jewish community leaders. Just as Old Man Trump was not really fooling anyone in pre-war New York, his son is not fooling anyone today with his fascist tendencies masked as "Making America Great Again."
Although Trump is known to have phoned some foreign leaders over his official White House landline he is also known to call some leaders using his mobile phones on a whim, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 30, 2019
Trump's Big Mouth and freelancing landed him in hot water with the NSA and DNI Trump's personal calls are subject to being monitored by the National Security Agency and its FIVE EYES partners in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Since Switzerland's traditional foreign policy is one of neutrality it is a much better choice to host the UN than New York, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 29, 2019
It's Past Time to Move the United Nations to Switzerland With a dangerous right-wing and quasi-fascist administration in power in Washington, one that rejects internationalism and consensus-building, it is past time for the United Nations to move its headquarters and member states' permanent missions to a more neutral location.
The purpose of the vial was to throw it on the front doorsteps of foreign Communist Party officials so that they would be kept awake all night by barking dogs, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 19, 2019
CIA Back to 'Three Stooges' type antics? The CIA - under Donald Trump and "yes woman" Gina Haspel - is, once again, up to its old schoolboy antics. The regional assembly of Homa Bay a county on the shores of Lake Victoria recently experienced an incident similar to those visited upon Communist Party meetings in India decades earlier.
Fascists and proto-fascists like Johnson and his British supporters including Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage and Donald Trump thrive on chaos, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Operation Yellowhammer cites fascist-induced chaos for UK The Brexiteers' fascism, coupled with far-right English nationalism, will create a virtual "Airstrip One," George Orwell's appellation for the British Isles in his landmark novel, "1984."
In a chaotic United Kingdom these proto-fascists can achieve their ultimate goal of unquestioned authority and order in a post-Brexit United Kingdom where far-right English nationalism holds sway, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 16, 2019
The Chaos Theory Behind Fascism In August of this year, 113 Member of Parliament signed a letter to Johnson that accused the prime minister of deploying the language of "fascism and authoritarianism" in plowing ahead with plans to leave the EU with no deal.
Trump's personal insults include French President Emmanuel Macron German Chancellor Merkel former British Prime Minister Theresa May Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Montenegro Prime Minister Duško Marković, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The End of Modern Diplomacy Others who have fallen victim to Trump's personal insults include French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Merkel, former British Prime Minister Theresa May, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Montenegro Prime Minister Duško Marković, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who had to arrange for his own transportation.
Anyone within earshot of a speech or comment by Donald Trump is witnessing the effects of dementia, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 9, 2019
It's More Than Obvious that we are all living with a dementia sufferer The only beneficial accomplishment of Trump's term is that everyone now understands what it is like to live with a person suffering from dementia. Trump displays the signs of the ailment on a daily basis.
Along with Westminster style government the legacy of the British Empire has also seen the power of prorogation of legislative assemblies being used in republican forms of government within the Commonwealth, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 4, 2019
When Rogues Prorogue Parliament Prorogation and other "King's contrivances" practiced in the former realm of the British Empire have come back to haunt the "mother country," Great Britain, in an extremely undemocratic way.
From Washington and Jakarta to Copenhagen and Abu Dhabi island fever has taken hold with new real estate development plans at the forefront of major political and financial decisions, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 2, 2019
Trump Doubles Down on His Island-Buying Spree While Donald Trump shocked the world by admitting that he is entertaining purchasing the world's largest island, Greenland, from Denmark, regardless of the fact that it is not for sale, there are other island moves taking place in the Middle East, Indian Ocean, South Pacific, and elsewhere.
Some of the world's most heinous dictators and tyrants have had acute deity complexes and Trump is no exception, From InText
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Trump's Increasingly Dangerous Messiah complex demands his removal from office There exists a tyrant in the White House who has questioned the loyalty of 80 percent of American Jews while preparing to establish permanent concentration camps to hold immigrants based on their ethnicity.
In rejecting scientific methods of measuring and tracking the adverse effects of climate change political leaders like Trump Bolsonaro Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and others are practicing a form of epistemological nihilism, From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 26, 2019
Urgent Action Required Against Environmental Pirates Bolsonaro and Trump are acting in tandem to see who can do the most damage to the Earth's environment. Trump has called global climate change a "Chinese hoax" and has scrapped most of the federal environmental protection laws, putting him at loggerheads with state governors and attorneys general and the leadership of America's automotive industry.
The news of Trump's desire to own Greenland as a US territory came as bitter news to actual US territories that feel abandoned by Trump, From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 19, 2019
Trump Wants to Buy Greenland But It's Not for Sale Trump, like some medieval king demanding tribute from his vassal protectorates, may believe that Denmark owes the United States an exclusive deal to purchase Greenland. Trump, whose knowledge of business does not extend beyond the real estate world, sees Greenland as a target for a leveraged buy-out.
On the northern coast of the Gulf of Aden are forces that have been fighting for the restoral of the independence of South Yemen, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 18, 2019
Two Formerly Independent Nations Struggle for Re-emergence There are almost a dozen competing parties all jockeying for all or part of a post-civil way Yemen. Houthi rebels currently rule over much of North Yemen, which unified with South Yemen in 1990 in what most South Yemenis later viewed as an uneven shotgun marriage that gave greater powers to the North.
India's unilateral abrogation of the autonomous status of Kashmir previously guaranteed by the Indian Constitution is but a first step toward nations around the world taking steps to seize higher altitude land as global warming and sea-level rise, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 16, 2019
Kashmir: The Fight for the High Ground Has Started Around the world, dormant and low intensity rival claims to contested territory in mountainous regions, from the Himalayan Range to the western Golan Heights in the Middle East and the territory of the Kurdistan Regional Government to southern Sakhalin Island, have been spurred on by current and projected rise in sea levels.

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