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Wayne Madsen is represented thus in the Strategic Culture Foundation website where he one among a host of international writers, among them Russians, whose voices in the wilderness seem — at this stage of my initiation — to be iconoclastic: “Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C.” ….. The SCF website at http://www.strategic-culture.org/contacts.html is a treasure trove of controversial topics and I encourage readers to investigate the essays in critical vein….. Two samples from Madsen’s pen in 2014 are presented below. Visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayne_Madsen for some bio-data. Michael Roberts
ONE. America’s “Greater Asia Prosperity Sphere” …..22 December 2015, … http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/12/22/america-greater-asia-prosperity-sphere.html
|Wayne MADSEN | 22.12.2015 | 00:00|
|The United States is borrowing a page from the playbook of fascistic imperial Japan in creating a tightly-knit military and economic pact among it and its Asia-Pacific allies. China, the prized target of what imperial Japan called its «Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere», again finds itself in the crosshairs of another «prosperity sphere», one that is now run out of Washington instead of Tokyo and is known as the «Trans-Pacific Partnership».
Provocative Japanese military actions against the United States and Britain prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor were designed to test the defenses of the Western military forces in Asia. The Pentagon, particularly the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor, Admiral Scott Swift, is now conducting the same sort of provocations against Chinese military forces in the region. The U.S. strategy is the same as that of fascistic imperial Japan: use American warplanes and warships to conduct penetration operations of Chinese maritime and air defense security zones in the South China Sea and other waters neighboring the Chinese mainland.
Ironically, Japan, under the militaristic government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, is a full partner of the United States in the operations against China and it has announced plans to dispatch its naval and other military forces to assist the United States in operations outside of Japanese home waters and airspace.
Swift has personally flown on one of his Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft during close points of approach sorties against disputed Chinese-held islands in the South China Sea. China called Swift’s actions, as well as those of other U.S. military pilots, dangerously provocative. Swift has at his disposal 250,000 naval and Marine Corps personnel, 2000 aircraft, 200 surface naval vessels, and 43 submarines to provoke China. That does not count the assets of the other U.S. military branches in the Pacific area, including the Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard. On December 10 of this year, two U.S. Air Force B-52 strategic bombers flew within two nautical miles of Chinese-claimed islands in the Spratly chain. The Pentagon called the incident a «mistake» but China was not buying the explanation.
The Pentagon’s laughable contention that it was a “mistake” that B-52s flew within two miles of the Chinese island is reminiscent of Japan’s explanation that the December 1937 sinking by Japanese forces of the USS Panay, a gunboat in the Yangtze River of China, was a «terrible mistake». Japan’s explanation flew in the face of accounts that Japanese army launches had machine-gunned the Panay as it sank and that Japanese aircraft strafed survivors in the water. The Japanese also maintained that it was also a «mistake» that Japan attacked three merchant ships belonging to the Standard Oil Company of the United States and that it was also a «mistake» that Japanese aircraft strafed surviving American and other merchant sailors in the water. The Pentagon’s claims of «mistakes» in sailing or flying within Chinese maritime security zones in the South China Sea are as disingenuous as the deceptive claims made in 1937 by Japanese Foreign Minister Koki Hiroto to his American counterpart in Washington.
In October of this year, the USS Lassen, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 miles of the Spratlys. U.S. air and naval provocations directed against China were followed by the decision by the Obama administration to sell $1.83 billion in arms to Taiwan. The U.S. decision was meant to derail warming relations between Taiwan, a longtime U.S. ally, and China. In November, there was an unprecedented meeting held between President Xi Jinping of China and President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan in Singapore. The Obama administration and the U.S. military war mongers in Hawaii decided to poke another stick in the eye of the Chinese dragon when the U.S. Navy announced it would base its Poseidon surveillance aircraft in Singapore, the venue of the historic cross-strait summit, for the purpose of flying additional provocative sorties in the South China Sea.
Swift and other U.S. commanders in the Pacific region, as well as military officials of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the Philippines, have warned China that the members of the emerging U.S. economic-political-military Trans-Pacific Partnership bloc will maintain a strong U.S. and partnership military presence in the South and East China Seas. The Philippines, as well as South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand, are candidate members of the TPP. The Pentagon is taking full advantage of the U.S.-directed TPP to leverage increased basing rights for U.S. military forces in the member states, including Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Australia, and Malaysia. Malaysia’s decision to grant China’s Navy port facilities in Kota Kinabulu in the state of Sabah on Borneo has resulted in U.S. plans to build new bases on Palawan island in the Philippines and in Brunei, adjacent to Sabah.
The United States is also increasing its traditional neocolonialist stance in its former Pacific Trust Territories of Micronesia, Palau, and the Marshall Islands. These islands are independent in name only and usually vote in lockstep with the United States and Israel in the United Nations General Assembly.
The Obama administration has fought hard against an attempt by the Micronesian island group of Chuuk to declare independence with the possibility that it may form an association with Palau. The so-called «Compacts of Free Association» between the United States and Micronesia, the Marshalls, and Palau give the United States the right to establish military bases in the countries at any time of the Pentagon’s choosing. Just as with Guam, a U.S. territory that hosts a large naval and air force base, these Pacific island nations stand to lose much of their territory to the United States as Washington beefs up its military presence in the Pacific. The U.S., for example, has the right to occupy a third of Palauan territory for military use, including a 30,000 tract of jungle on the island of Babeldaob for use as a jungle warfare training center, most of Malakal harbor, and two airfields and a 2000-acre area for munitions storage.
The U.S. maintains a ballistic missile testing center on Kwajalein in the Marshalls and has floated the possibility of a joint U.S.-Australian military command center on Pohnpei in Micronesia.
Against Article XIII of the Palauan Constitution, U.S. munitions stored on the island chain may include nuclear weapons. Over the years, the Central Intelligence Agency is believed to have been involved in the assassinations of three anti-nuclear Palauan political leaders: President Haruo Remeliik, Palau’s first president, in 1985; President Lazarus Salii, the nation’s second president who succeeded Remeliik, in 1988; and anti-nuclear activist Bedor Bins, in 1987. In 1990, Guam Governor Ricardo Bordallo — whose brother Guam Senator Paul Bordallo favored independence for the U.S. territory of Guahan (Guam) — and who also seemed sympathetic to the cause of eventual independence, was found shot to death after his federal conviction on corruption charges. Bordallo’s body was chained to a statue of Chamorro Chief Kepuha, wrapped in a Guamanian flag, with a nearby placard that read: «I regret that I only have one life to give to my island». Based on what occurred to Remeliik, Salii, and Bins in Palau, there is no reason to believe that Bordallo took his own life. The CIA is a master at staging assassinations to appear as suicides. With successive Okinawa governors opposed to the continuing U.S. military presence on the island and Okinawan antipathy toward the Japanese emperor and prime minister remaining high, the chances for political subterfuge against the local government staged by American and Japanese covert agents remain high.
When it comes to maintaining its militaristic and aggressive presence in the Pacific region, the United States has shown, time and time again, that its policies are anything but «pacific». War is the name of the game for the admirals in Pearl Harbor, the generals in Guam, and the war planners at the Pentagon. During World War II, it was the United States and China that were allied against an imperialistic fascist Japan. Today, it is the United States and Japan that stand united in a militarist and fascistic pact against China. Diego Garcia
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TWO. “J’accuse: Those Responsible for the Friday the 13-th Attacks in Paris,” 19 November 2015
|Almost immediately after the Friday the 13th Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and 352 wounded – 100 severely – the chief enablers of the massive influx of Middle Eastern and North African migrants into Europe, which included jihadist «sleeper agents», proclaimed that casting blame for the attacks was outrageous at a time when people needed to mourn. The social media and propaganda operatives who are financed by George Soros’s global network of non-governmental organization (NGO) fronts were squarely behind the campaign to encourage mainly Syrian migrants in Turkey to storm into Europe from refugee centers in Turkey.
The Soros gang’s griping about casting blame on any migrants for the terrorist attacks was a cynical attempt to divert attention away from the fact that it was Soros groups that enabled the terrorists to enter Europe by embedding themselves as Trojan horses inside the migrant stream. At a recent meeting in Istanbul, Soros called for the spending of 10 billion euros to facilitate the movement of more than a million Third World and mainly Muslim refugees into Europe.
While most refugees, particularly women and children who want to enter Europe are legitimate political and economic migrants responding to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s blanket invitation, the Soros organization has cynically used the migrant issue to advance its own agenda.
Integrated in the mass of humanity that swamped the Balkans refugee bridgehead were ISIL terrorists who were intent on carrying out exactly the type of terrorist attacks witnessed in Paris. However, in a display of sheer audacity and using their well-honed polarization skills and «divide-and-conquer» techniques, the Soros operatives said that anyone casting blame on the migrants were racists and xenophobes. In response, it is important to state that Soros and his operatives directly enabled the creation of Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II are nothing more than aiders and abettors of jihadist terrorism. With their irresponsible methods of swamping Europe with uncontrollable streams of migrants, thus breaking down European security mechanisms, the Soros operatives have the blood of the innocent victims of ISIL’s attacks on their own duplicitous hands.
Even after French authorities determined that one of the dead terrorists in Paris was, in fact, Ahmad Almohammad, a Syrian refugee from Idlib who entered Europe from Turkey on October 3 through the Greek isle of Leros with a Syrian passport, Soros’s operatives demanded that the refugee flow from the Middle East, Asia, and North Africa continue unabated despite the collapse of the Europe’s external borders and regional security. Almohammad transited from Greece to Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and then into Germany and, ultimately, to France. One such call to maintain the current migratory status quo came from the Emergencies Director of Human Rights Watch, Peter Bouckaert. It should be emphasized that in 2010 Soros «leased» Human Rights Watch for $100 million over a ten-year period. Since that time, the NGO has served Soros’s sordid global interests, including undermining the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and concocting phony news reports about «barrel bombs» and chemical weapons attacks by Syria’s army. Bouckaert claimed the Syrian passport found on the dead terrorist migrant was fake. The claim turned out to be false.
Because of pressure from groups like Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, International Organization of Migration, and other Soros-financed geopolitical tools, the Syrian government relaxed its stringent passport renewal policies after it was criticized for doing nothing to help Syrians who had fled the civil war ravaging the country. In April 2015, Syrians abroad, even those who left the country illegally, members of exiled opposition groups, and Syrians who dodged the military draft, were permitted to renew their Syrian passports at Syrian consulates in Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates. This was a direct concession by Assad to the Syrian opposition before peace talks were due to commence in Geneva.
It was in Greece where the Friday the 13th Paris terrorist was issued his emergency Syrian passport, which Human Rights Watch misrepresented as counterfeit. Is Human Rights Watch perhaps trying to divert attention away from the fact that terrorists are obtaining valid passports to enter Europe?
Two other Soros-financed groups that have facilitated the entry of jihadist refugees into Europe are W2EU (Welcome to European Union) and MigrationAid Hungary. W2EU has provided migrants with «Rough Guide» booklets written in Arabic that instruct migrants, now known to have included terrorists, on how to travel to Germany and Austria and ask for asylum, food, housing, and unemployment benefits. It is clear that these Soros groups have worked hand-in-glove with Merkel who shouted from her perch in Berlin for all refugees to come to Germany. Even when informed that there were jihadists among the refugee ranks, Merkel ordered that German borders remain open. She and her coalition government of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats also share in the blame for the Paris Friday the 13th massacre. Soros has also utilized NGOs such as the European Program for Integration and Migration (EPIM) to lobby for relaxed immigration controls by the European Union.
One minute after the first news reports of the Friday the 13th attacks, a London-based cartoonist named Jean Jullien claimed he designed the peace symbol with the Eiffel Tower image. The symbol became the trademark for memorializing the attack. Just as with the Charlie Hebdo attacks, slick marketing images were immediately rolled out. In the case of the Charlie Hebdo operation, new signs proclaiming «Je suis Charlie» appeared all over Paris and on social media within minutes. In the latest attack, the Eiffel Tower peace symbol went viral on social media and signs proclaiming «Je suis Paris» not only spread on the Internet but began popping up throughout France almost immediately. As experienced with the themed revolution campaigns designed by Soros propaganda «majordomo» Gene Sharp, slick media production of emotion-laden symbols and slogans have become integral to Soros-linked social upheaval campaigns.
Also culpable is U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, the neoconservative tool of Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israel Lobby, who presided over gavaging Greece with a series of destabilizing economic austerity measures. As part of the tag team Nuland undermined the government of Macedonia with a Ukrainian-style «color revolution» attempt. It was through Greece and Macedonia that the refugee invasion of Europe was launched. Neither country was in a position to defend its maritime and land frontiers.
As also seen with the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris, Netanyahu’s Zionist power elites are again eager to make political capital out of any jihadist operation. Direct Israeli military and intelligence support for Syrian and Iraqi jihadist groups, including the Nusra Front and Al Qaeda, spans as common denominators two major jihadist attacks in Paris in 2015.
Just a day before the Friday the 13th attack, Barack Obama stressed that ISIL needed no elimination but mere «containment» in Syria and Iraq, Clearly, Obama merely communicated of the desires of his Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, who is long-rumored to be Wahhabist-oriented and who may well be the actual «Jihadi John». Incidentally, the U.S. claimed to have killed the video-documented «Jihadi John» just the day before the latest Paris attack. As usual which such blustering claims, as previously also seen with the «killing» of Osama bin Laden, the United States again failed to provide any solid proof that it killed the ISIL propagandist «Jihadi John».
Obama’s and Brennan’s coddling of ISIL through Washington’s Saudi, Qatari, and Turkish proxies – Saudi King Salman, Qatar’s Al Thani ruling clique, and Turkey’s want-to-be Ottoman and Seljuk emperor Recep Tayyip Erdogan — enabled the self-proclaimed Islamic «caliphate» to take hundreds of thousands of innocent lives in Syria, Iraq, the Kurdish region, Yemen, Libya, Nigeria, Sinai, Lebanon, Thailand, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Tunisia, France, and Turkey. The hands of Erdogan, the House of Saud, and the House of Thani are dripping with the blood of the victims of ISIL.
Erdogan is believed by many Turks of having used ISIL to carry out the October 10, 2015 deadly twin suicide bombings of Kurdish political demonstrations near Ankara’s two train stations. Erdogan’s increasingly draconian regime benefited from the pre-election bombing as it enabled his party to gain a parliamentary majority. Erdogan blamed ISIL and the Kurdish PKK guerrilla group for the attack. Also noteworthy is the fact that two of the dead Friday the 13th terrorists in Paris were carrying altered Turkish passports.
At the November 15 G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Obama appeared to have taken a hiatus from seeking terrorism management advice from the ISIL-supporting Erdogan and, instead, was seen in private conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss battling the Islamic State. However, Obama’s posturing was too little and too late. Any meaningful plan to combat jihadism in coordination with Russia, France, China, Iran, Egypt, and other countries would mandate the prerequisite of firing Brennan as CIA director and cleansing the intelligence agency of its Saudi- and Israeli-supporting elements.
The Islamic State is clearly not alone in having the blood of innocents on its hands. The trail of blood extends to Berlin, Riyadh, Doha, Ankara, as well as the White House and CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
THREE: also note ….. Wayne Madsen: “Does George Soros control the Obama White House?’ 21 May 2015 http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2015/05/21/does-george-soros-control-the-obama-white-house.html