I saw this article by one Wayne Madsen in the Yemen Observer (surely an objective source for news...). HT to ARC: Brian, who found this from the great folks at PowerLine. Their assessment about Left Wing criticism being used as anti-American propaganda abroad is right on...
Anyway, the net is that Wayne Madsen is asserting that the Bush administration and Sharon were behind the Hariri assassination in Lebanon that sparked the calls for democratic reform and Syrian withdrawal from Lebanon. Read the whole thing, but here's a snippet
A number of intelligence sources have reported that assassinations of foreign leaders like Hariri and Hobeika are ultimately authorized by two key White House officials, Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliot Abrams. In addition, Abrams is the key liaison between the White House and Sharon's office for such covert operations, including political assassinations.So, they've stumbled on to Another Rovian Conspiracy. Here, Rove & "the Jews" knock off Hariri in order to spark an anti-Syrian movement (not sure how that's bad, but let's accept it as fact) and to build a US airbase in Lebanon that will be used for R&R by troops stationed in Iraq... (and yes, it'll be constructed by that evil US-based private company, Bechtel).
"Abrams is the guy they [the Israelis] go to for a wink and a nod for such ops," reported one key source.
Now, for kicks & giggles, I decided to find out who Madsen really is... the tagline in the article (** Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based journalist and columnist and the co-author of “America's Nightmare: The Presidency of George Bush II”.) gave me a glimpse, but probably gave him more credibility than he deserved. So, a simple google search later and I found a wealth of information.
Here's a pic of Mr. Madsen:
When I first saw this, he looked eerily familiar. Apparently, I had seen him on PBS' McNeil/Lehrer Report, discussing the US Spyplane that was downed in China early in 2001. (Unfortunately, it appears that Madsen isn't allowed to venture too far into conspiracy theories on this show.)
Anyway, other hits included this from DailyKos, which is an "End of Year Update on Investigation [into Ohio Election Fraud], posted on 12/31/2004. Apparently, Madsen has uncovered the mother of all conspiracies, called The Fellowship, which is made up of Dominionist (?), fundie/Rapture right-wingers across the world. In his communique to DailyKos, he links the Fellowship to the rigging of multiple US elections, in order to continue their world domination. He also ties them to several "suicides":
The jury is still out on Affiliated Computer Systems (ACS) of Dallas, but a certain Stephen Goldsmith, former GOP Mayor of Indianapolis, may be into some dirty business there involving red lining districts with high college student voting population (Indiana, home of several large universities, may have had its vote "hacked" as well). Gary Webb was investigating ACS and contract fraud in CA when he committed suicide on Dec. 10.And, you'd be surprised to find out who else is part of "The Fellowship"... Why, it includes the leader of every single country that supported our adventure in Iraq...
We also know that Florida DOT investigator Ray Lemme committed suicide in 2003 when he was investigating fraud involving Yang and the FL state government. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Executive Director John Millis committed suicide in 2000 when he was investigating CIA ties to Latin American drug cartels, links that involved the Bush family. State Dept. Iraq intelligence analyst John Kokal committed suicide in late 2003 after he questioned the attack on Iraq. Former CIA official Dr Gus Weiss committed suicide after he, too, questioned the attack on Iraq in late 2003. Dr David Kelly of Britain's MOD committed suicide after he questioned the validity of Iraq WMD reports. Danny Casolaro committed suicide in 1991 after he investigated Bush ties to weapons smuggling and drug deals. Paul Wilcher, a friend of Sarah McClendon, died in his apartment after he picked up on some of Casolaro's research. Charles Ruff and HPSCI's ranking member Julian Dixon dropped dead only weeks apart after being briefed by Millis on CIA-Bush-drug connection.
What was Gary Condit, also of HPSCI, briefed on by Millis? What did Condit tell his friend Chandra Levy, an intern for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Or what did he ask her to find out for him through her Bureau contacts? John F Kennedy Jr was working on a Bush-CIA-covert ops story for his George Magazine when his plane crashed. And what did poor Lori Klausutis discover before her body was discovered in Jan. 2001 in the FL office of GOP Congressman Joe Scarborough (the MSNBC colleague of someone who has made it his cause to rip apart my reporting on this election story)? Cliff Baxter, chief Enron witness for the govt. shot himself before he testified. John Tower had the goods on the Bushes, but his commuter plane crashed and killed him, his daughter and several other passengers. Paul Wellstone and his family and staff? Mel Carnahan? Bush biographer JH Hatfield? Athan Gibbs, the founder of TruVote International, the only clean election machine company. And the list goes on and on. At least those who are merely being fired -- the latest being the Pentagon's Jack Shaw, are getting the easier "treatment" from the Bush Mafia.
The Prime Minister of Norway has just been outed as a member of this group. In fact, most of the so-called "Coalition of the Willing" nations' leaders are members of The Fellowship, e.g., Tonga, Macedonia, Palau, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Solomon Islands, Uganda, Rwanda, Guatemala, El Salvador, Denmark, Romania, Iceland, Fiji, Georgia, Colombia, possibly also Howard of Australia and Blair of Britain.Of course, the Kossacks eat this stuff up... and start discussing when indictments should be handed down for voter fraud in Ohio. (It's like they don't see the stark-raving lunacy and focus only on the storyline that they want to believe in - the election was stolen in Ohio by Diebold.) There are a few Kossacks that "don't believe," but they clearly are in the minority.
The Fellowship believes that ANYTHING is permitted in order to bring about a 1000-yr Kingdom of Christ on Earth, and that includes stealing elections and even murder.
Here's a link to a DU discussion thread which is a Q&A with Wayne (who's posting as Casolaro) about election fraud in California recall and 2004 presidential. Amazing stuff here... I'll go through this treasure trove of idiocy for details, but will include my analysis of this in a separate post. I think I've found the motherlode of Left Wing Kook material and its name is Wayne Madsen! Keep in mind, I haven't even started to get into his published articles/books, etc. Just his real-time discussions with the nutjobs...
Here's some more info on Madsen, courtesy of that great, objective resource known as Demopedia (ie the Left's version of reality).
What's the implication of all this? I think this objectively demonstrates that The Left is off its rocker and unless they lose at the ballot box and realize that they need to change their tune, the GOP will be just fine for several years to come. Of course, posts like these at DailyKos and DU are just part of Another Rovian Conspiracy, which Madsen hopefully will never uncover.... or else it'll really be time to get him ;-)
Note, in an interview with Danish "journalists" he mentioned that he always has a pistol b/c he's afraid that the NSA is out to knock him off.
I have a feeling that this guy may have been a respected and decent bureaucrat at some time... but the Left's willingness to shell over cash for any asinine comments about W has made it all to easy for him to make a living and make believe that he's a super-spy whistle-blower.
Captain Ed, Flopping Aces, Decision '08, and Publius Pundit are covering this nutball as well...
Oh, and then there's this from Madsen. He was off his rocker well before some of these recent ramblings...
ARC: St Wendeler