US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria

US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria by Stephen Lendman Washington's agenda involves death squad diplomacy. Evidence mounts proving it. It's standard practice in all US direct and proxy wars. It's how America treats its enemies. Massacres and unspeakable atrocities are committed. Women are raped. Civilians are treated like combatants. They're indiscriminately killed. Others... Continue Reading →

Chavez Riding High in Polls

Chavez Riding High in Polls by Stephen Lendman Bolivarianism remains overwhelmingly popular. So is Chavez. He heads the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). In 1999, he transformed the nation into a Bolivarian republic. It's based on "solidarity, fraternity, love, justice, liberty and equality." He changed it politically, economically and socially. He established participatory democracy.... Continue Reading →

Lawless Domestic Spying

Lawless Domestic Spying by Stephen Lendman Years ago, domestic spying was common. Post-9/11, it became institutionalized. Police states do it. So do faux democracies. America is no exception. In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a new domestic spying operation. It's called the National Applications Office (NOA). It's described as "the executive agent... Continue Reading →

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda by Stephen Lendman Western propaganda is relentless. Media scoundrels regurgitate official misinformation and bald-faced lies. Truth and full disclosure are verboten.  Judith Miller is back. In fact, she never went away. Earlier she fell from grace for shilling for GW Bush's Iraq war. She wrote daily propaganda pieces.  She was a Pentagon... Continue Reading →

Syria Threatens No One

Syria Threatens No One by Stephen Lendman Media scoundrels specialize in distorting comments and meaning. They're hyperbolic over Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi saying Syria would only use chemical weapons against external aggression. His message was clear. Distortion, misinterpretation, and willful lying about it followed. Inflammatory headlines blared. More on what Makdissi meant below. At... Continue Reading →

Eroding Social Justice in Spain

Eroding Social Justice in Spain by Stephen Lendman Along with Greece, Spain represents the epicenter of decaying Western societies. Multiple rounds of social spending cuts reflect Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's war on his own people.  Complicit parliamentarians go along. At issue is class warfare, transferring household wealth to bankers, other corporate predators, and privileged elites,... Continue Reading →

Approaching Financial Abyss

Approaching Financial Abyss An ocean of liquidity and institutionalized fraud alone keep dysfunctional economies from imploding. Conditions look increasingly grim. Political solutions resolve nothing. On July 20, Der Spiegel headlined "Merkel Is Driving Europe into the Abyss." It quoted the Financial daily Handelsblatt saying: "German Chancellor Angela Merkel has managed once again to get a... Continue Reading →

Washington’s Plan B for Syria

Washington's Plan B for Syria by Stephen Lendman Replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppets is official US policy. So is war on Islam.  After Soviet Russia dissolved, Muslims replaced communists as public enemy number one. Since the 1990s, millions were ruthlessly killed. Many more die daily. Dozens succumb every day in Syria. US-sponsored death squads... Continue Reading →

Stoking Fear Ahead of London Olympics

Stoking Fear Ahead of London Olympics by Stephen Lendman America's "war on terror" never ends. Neither does Britain's. After London was named host for this year's summer games, terrorist fears were stoked. Former Australian/UK British civil servant Peter Ryan performs security consulting services. He's advising the International Olympic Committee on London preparations. His consultancy thrives... Continue Reading →

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