“Shock and Awe” Comes to America

By Wayne Madsen The United States has employed shock and awe techniques, described by Pentagon policy documents as the use of «spectacular displays of force» to intimidate an opponent against the civilian population of the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson, just a stone’s throw from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The police use of shock…

US Intelligence Link to Brazilian Plane Crash that Killed Presidential Candidate

By Wayne Madsen Brazil’s scheduled October presidential election was seen as a virtual cake walk for incumbent President Dilma Rousseff. That was until a plane crash killed Rousseff’s rather lackluster opponent, economist and former governor of Pernambuco, Eduardo Campos. On August 13, it was reported that the plane carrying Campos, a Brazilian pro-business centrist presidential…

Sanctioned Mass Murder: CIA’s Vietnam Phoenix Program

The CIA’s infamous program to crush the resistance to U.S. occupation of South Vietnam is largely remembered as a gigantic campaign of assassination that claimed tens of thousands of lives. However, the Phoenix Program is best understood as an extension of U.S. propaganda. The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam Douglas Valentine 1990…

The CIA’s Covert War Against Africa

The CIA’s activities in Africa go and in hand with the huge U.S. military offensive on the continent. The agency “has maintained a continuing presence on the African continent into the 21st Century, engaging in various nefarious activities, including supporting foes of the Muammar Gaddafi in Libya. By Mark P. Fancher “The impact of the…