Wednesday, November 30, 2016

WAYNE MADSEN: The Major Purveyor Of ‘Fake News’ Is The CIA - Corporate Complex

CIA/CNN/MSM propaganda empire is now crumbling under the weight of Independent Media reporting as the final confrontation between the truth and lies, good and evil is joined    

By Wayne Madsen

The US corporate media, its strings pulled by the modern version of the Central Intelligence Agency’s old Operation MOCKINGBIRD media influencing operation, is laughably accusing Russia of generating "fake news" to influence the outcome of the American presidential election. 

In a November 24, 2016, article in the CIA-connected Washington Post, reporter Craig Timberg reported: "Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human ‘trolls,’ and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers." 

The Post’s article is worthy of the CIA-generated propaganda spun by the paper at the height of the Cold War-era MOCKINGBIRD.

Contrary to what the Post reported about right-wing accounts of Hillary Clinton’s ties to "a shadowy cabal of global financiers," the vanquished Democratic presidential nominee and her husband, via the slush fund known as the Clinton Foundation, was closely linked to a variety of "shadowy global financiers," including those who serve as executives of Goldman Sachs and J P Morgan Chase. The Clinton cabal was more at home in the gatherings of the secretive syndicates of the Bilderberg Group, Bohemian Club, and the Council on Foreign Relations than they were at labor union and student meetings.

The Post was clearly fed its poorly-sourced and anecdotal-based article on Russian "fake news" by the usual suspects of Russia-bashers and CIA mouthpieces, including The Daily Beast; former US ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul; Rand Corporation; George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs; the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia; and a website called "" or "Is It Propaganda Or Not?," which is linked not only to George Soros-funded anti-Russia websites but also to conveyors of CIA disinformation like 

CNN, MSM lied American into Afghan, Iraq wars
The Post article is nothing more than an advertisement for, which bills itself as a "Propaganda Identification Service, since 2016." The media influencing operation targeting Russia appears to be an outgrowth of the US State Department’s Counter-Information Team of the Bureau of International Information Programs. The team, established under the George W. Bush administration, was a resurrection of the Cold War-era US Information Agency’s (USIA) Bureau of Information, which was designed to counter "Soviet"disinformation. 

The truth of the matter was that many of the news reports from TASS, Radio Moscow, and Novosti, branded as "Soviet disinformation" by USIA, were, in fact, truthful reports on CIA covert operations, including political assassinations, biological warfare, and weapons and narcotics smuggling. 

Today, the media mouthpieces for the CIA and Soros replace Soviet-era media outlets as their main targets for derision with RT television and Sputnik News.

In 2013, Amazon signed a $600 million contract with the CIA to provide cloud computing services to the agency. Amazon’s owner, Jeff Bezos, also happens to own The Washington Post. Considering the long close relationship between the newspaper and the CIA, the Post is the last media outlet that should be writing about fake news. 

In 1981, the Post published a fake news story about a 7-year old heroin addict named "Jimmy." Not only was the story fake, but the Post’s assistant managing editor, Bob Woodward of Watergate infamy, submitted the fake Jimmy story to the Pulitzer Prize award committee. The Post reporter who wrote the piece, Janet Cooke, did receive a Pulitzer but had to return it after the story was deemed to be fake. Cooke was fired by the paper but Woodward, a longtime US intelligence mouthpiece, kept his job. So much for The Washington Post and fake news.

In its piece on "fake news," the Post linked to a "blacklist" of alleged "fake news sites" maintained by the mysterious A November 25, 2016, article in Fortune magazine by Mathew Ingram rightfully criticized the Post’s reliance on for its story. Ingram wrote: "PropOrNot’s Twitter account, which tweets and retweets anti-Russian sentiments from a variety of sources, has only existed since August of this year. And an article announcing the launch of the group on its website is dated last month."

It is very likely that is a creation of The Washington Post’s cloud computing business partner, the CIA. calls itself a group of "concerned American citizens with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, including professional experience in computer science, statistics, public policy, and national security affairs." There are more than enough CIA employees who possess such "professional experience." published a list that would make disgraced Senator Joseph McCarthy, the purveyor of "red lists" of Communists in the 1950s, very proud. lists 200 sites, which it claims are "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda." On the list are Strategic,,,,,,, and 

RT.comand also appear on the list. Not on the list are media outlets that have notoriously engaged in fake news reporting. These include The New York Times, USA Today, NBC News, CBS News, The New Republic, CNN, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Outrageously, the blacklist includes, a website maintained by survivors of the willful and unprovoked 1967 Israeli air and naval attack on the US intelligence ship USS Liberty in the eastern Mediterranean. The attack killed 34 American Navy sailors and intelligence personnel and the website, in part, is dedicated to their memory. The inclusion of the Liberty veterans’ website strongly suggests the involvement of pro-Israeli shills, all neoconservatives, who nest within a number non-profit think tanks in Washington, DC and may be associated with

The inclusion of some white nationalist "hate sites" on the list is reminiscent of the tactics of the misnamed "Southern Poverty Law Center" (SPLC) in Montgomery, Alabama. The center is neither "Southern" nor suffering from poverty since it has $175 million in the bank and owns two buildings in Montgomery, both of which have been dubbed by critics as "Poverty Palaces." The Washington Post often quotes SPLC officials in attacking president-elect Donald Trump and his advisers. utilizes a very subjective methodology to come up with its black list: "it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting" as bona-fide ‘useful idiots’ of the Russian intelligence services, and are worthy of further scrutiny. And who does propose for placing other websites on its blacklist and putting them under "further scrutiny?" Perhaps they want the CIA, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, or US Cyber Command to engage in harassment in violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Other alleged "Russian propaganda" websites included on the blacklist are,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, (which advances the rights of Native Americans),, and

Many of the blacklisted websites have something in common: they supported Trump for president. The Washington Post heartily endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, which makes the blacklist appear to be, in part, nothing more than sour grapes on the part of the Post and its unnamed "experts" working for also managed to salt its list with a few obvious fake news websites, including, which purports to be a New York FM radio station;; and This has the effect of tarnishing the legitimate sites on the list by associating them with fabulists and cyber-grifters.

Two members of the Ronald Reagan administration, Director of the Office of Management and Budget David Stockman ( and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy Paul Craig Roberts ( find their websites on the blacklist. Also blacklisted is former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (

The blacklist highlighted by The Washington Post appears to be more of a censorship target list developed for the not-to-be Hillary Clinton administration. For the Post to engage in blacklisting other press outlets merely because it does not care for their news content is shameful beyond belief. If any outlet should be ordered to cease its operations for not acting in the public interest, it is The Washington Post for grossly distorting the news and misleading the public from the end of World War II to the present day.

If one wants "fake news" the intelligence-corporate complex is the place to go. From corporate media reports about bogus Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and the Pentagon’s hiring of British public relations firm Bell Pottinger to create fake news stories about terrorist attacks in Iraq to the use of a group called the "White Helmets" that pumps out fake stories regarding the Syrian government, the corporate media is full of "fake news" fed to it by an omnipresent US intelligence-run psychological warfare infrastructure.

Wayne Madsen

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. 

Wayne Madsen
As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. Madsen has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC 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, Madsen is based and reports from Washington, D.C.

Musa Uçan: Exposed CIA Operation Strengthens Russia, Turkey Cooperation

Another Obama abject failure as his mass-murdering CIA scum blow Turkey black op  

By Musa Uçan

Journalists reporting from Turkey and the Middle East are now experiencing increasing difficulties in collecting viable and accurate intelligence in Syria and Iraq in what has become one of the most intense propaganda wars of recent years. 

Russian military jet shot down by Turkish forces
This war has expanded into a battle between the so-called "mainstream media" and independent media, with government and corporate media propagandists levelling the charge of "fake news" at legitimate independent news bureaus and their journalists who report the truth.

This war of words, lies against the truth will be waged in the print media and forward trenches of the internet.

This very scenario occurred when an unexpected airstrike hit Turkish front lines in Syria last week during which three Turkish soldiers were killed and what makes this story compelling was the day it happened. 

The Syrian Front

On November 24 2015 the Turkish Air Force (TUAF)  shot down an RFAF aircraft, and it now appears that the anniversary of this incident was an opportune time for Russia to retaliate evan as overtures of cooperation take place between Turkey and Russia.

Warmongering Turkish "neocons" have suggested that the 2016 incident could lead to a ground war in Syria.

CNN propagandist Amanpour screeches
CNN and other "mainstream media" outlets have accused the Syrian regime as the "perpetrators" of the recent  airstrike, while the Turkish government and military were unexpectedly tempered and calm in their response suggesting the Syrian regime may not be responsible for the incident and their malfeasance only a "possibility." Turkish citizens were confused and surprised regarding the silence of the government and President Erdogan following the incident, as under normal circumstances such an event could have instantly become a very important and strong weapon for internal and foreign politics for Erdogan to blame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.  

Erdogan's unresponsive reaction was something totally new and unprescedented.

CNN and the "mainstream media" immediately made dire predictions as to Erdogan's reaction and were once again proven to be totally wrong.

The expected "gossip" that unveiled the mystery over the incident finally came from Russian's Sputnik news media yesterday, their coverage generally consisting of the truth in countering CIA and MI6 propaganda.

According to the Russian Nezavisimaya journal, the air strike against the Turkish Army in Syria which resulted in three Turkish military deaths could very well have been a provocation by "coalition forces" led by the U.S. The report claims that Russian president Vladimir Putin mediated between Turkey and Syria and prevented a possible war between the two countries. 

According to the Sputnik's quote from Nezavisimaya they underlined the intense telecom traffic between Ankara and Moscow last weekend. According to Sputnik military sources, Erdogan's call to Moscow was all about this air strike. The report, highlighted in the Turkish mainstream media put the blame on Syria and predicted a large scale extensive war between Turkey and Syria. 

Nezavisimaya sources reported that Putin convinced Erdogan that the Syrian regime and Russia had no links to the incident. 

Nezavisimaya's exclusive clearly alleged that coalition forces led by the U.S. attempted this very dangerous provocation on the anniversary of the day the Turkish Army shot down a RFAF aircraft

According to Nezavisimaya and local news sources, neither Moscow nor Damascus was behind the air strike. 

The incident and aftermath has further eroded the already strained relations between Turkey and NATO.

24/11/2015: Another CIA Provocation

When the shoot-down of the RFAF plane occurred a year ago Turkish citizens were extremely concerned about the possibility of war with Russia while Turkish "neocon" authors were unexpectedly calling for moderation and calmness and for the government to solve the problem through dialog as tempers flared.

Turkey and Russia became real enemies within few days and ultranationalist tendencies became dominant in both countries. The Turkish government explanation for the downing was a "violation of engagement protocol" against Russian aircraft that were accused of frequently violating Turkish airspace. 

Russian military authorities denied the airspace breaches and Russian authorities stated their aircraft were "passively" passing through Turkish airspace in order to target ISIS front lines while the duration of the incursions never exceed a few minutes and were not hostile in intent.

Citizens of both countries were confused, Turkey as Russia were traditional friends.

Turkish military experts, former generals, commodores and journalists have been jailed and liquidated with fake evidence and spurious accusations levelled by Fethullah Gulen, a CIA operative being shielded by the Obama administration from deportation to Turkey to stand trial.

News reports document Clinton ties to Gulen

Retired General Türker Ertürk states that the shoot-down was warmongering and a provocation in a very polemic column:

"...our border that Russian aircraft has allegedly violated is an imaginary border from North to South, a border that's been riddled for 4.5 years. There's not even a legal entity [guarding the] border and customs entry because of our misguided foreign policy."

Of course Ertürk and everyone else in Turkey knew that Erdogan and former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were competing with each other at taking responsibility for shooting down the Russian jet and then calling on NATO to protect Turkish soveringty and borders. 

Davutoglu was a favorite of the Obama administration with his controversial, sectarian Middle East policy during his foreign ministry mission and as such Erdogan appointed him as his heir apparent, Prime Minister and President of AKP (Justice and Development Party).

There is wide public speculation that Erdogan decided to axe Davutoglu after his post-shoot down performance as a necessary and expedient sacrifice.

Public speculation grew exponentially that the Turkish F-16 pilot who shot down the Russian plane was follower of the terror organisation FETO and connected to the CIA.

From 11/24/2015 to 7/15/2016 Turkey became strategically weaker in the region and had to witness and even contribute to U.S. imperialist policies in Syria and Iraq with no allies.

Kurdish forces became much more powerful and declared autonomy in some towns at northern Syria while at the ams time discussing the possibility of a merger with Barzani Kurdistan, the opening of a corridor from the Iraqi oil fields to Mediterranean Sea and creation of a satellite state: Kurdistan.

Accordingly, Turkey became more dependent upon NATO and had to revise it's Syria policy in line with the U.S. and it's "coalition" forces. Economic and military cooperation between Turkey, Iran and Russia was severely impacted as a result.

It is clear now that the 2015 shoot-down incident was a FETO provocation and the failed coup attempt demonstrates that FETO is a CIA creation.

Erdogan is now attempting to repair relations with Russia and their allies while discussing and evaluating an exit from NATO and joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. 

Turkish citizens have had enough of the Obama administration, CIA skullduggery and their endless "war on terror," and now firmly believe that if NATO does not serve the interests of Turkey as a sovereign state they are more than prepared to go it alone regardless of the outcome.

Musa Uçan
Musa Uçan is a freelance journalist reporting on international affairs and global politics and has traveled widely throughout the Middle East, Russia, Northern Africa and Asia. He has witnessed first-hand the before and after Arab Spring and Orange Revolutions. 

He resides in Turkey.



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