Fed Ends QE

Fed Ends QE by Stephen Lendman On October 29, A Federal Reserve press release said in part: The Open Market Committee (FOMC) "decided to conclude its (QE) asset purchase program this month." It's "maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities... Continue Reading →

Cracks in US/Israeli Special Relationship?

Cracks in US/Israeli Special Relationship? by Stephen Lendman On March 25, 1948, Harry Truman met secretly with Chaim Weizmann. He later served as 2nd Chairman of the Provisional State Council of Israel and its first president. A largely ceremonial post.  Truman pledged support for the future Jewish state. Minutes after midnight on May 15, 1948,... Continue Reading →

Israel’s War on Islam

Israel's War on Islam by Stephen Lendman Count the ways. Institutionalized racism is official Israeli policy. Arab lives are cheap. They don't matter. They're considered subhumans.  Gaza is the world's largest open-air prison. Lockdown harshness prevails. Militarized occupation remains ongoing. Forty-seven years and counting. Ruthless and then some. Civil law governs Israelis. Military orders control... Continue Reading →

America’s Rogue Agenda

America's Rogue Agenda by Stephen Lendman Cold-blooded ruthlessness defines US policy. Giving pure evil new meaning. Tyrannical. Merciless. Brutal. Barbaric. Lawless. Stopping at nothing to achieve imperial aims.  Instituting homeland police state state rule. Spurning fundamental rule of law of law principles. Mocking human and civil rights. Making democracy pure fantasy. Sponsoring state terrorism. Intimidating,... Continue Reading →

Irresponsibly Targeting Russia

Irresponsibly Targeting Russia by Stephen Lendman Russia is geopolitical enemy No. 1. Not for wrongdoing. Or posing an existential threat. Or acting irresponsibly in any way.  For defending its sovereign independence responsibly. Lawfully. Wanting other nations respecting it. Believing rule of law principles are inviolable. For Vladimir Putin, Sergey Lavrov and other officials telling it... Continue Reading →

America’s Deplorable Afghanistan Legacy

America's Deplorable Afghanistan Legacy by Stephen Lendman NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg absurdly calls Afghanistan an Alliance success story.  As ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) "completes" its "mission at the end of this year." "This unprecedented international effort has contributed to a better future for Afghan men, women and children," Stoltenberg claims. "And it has enhanced... Continue Reading →

Lavrov on Ukraine

Lavrov on Ukraine by Stephen Lendman Ukraine's so-called government is a US-installed fascist dictatorship. It has no legitimacy whatever. Tyranny masquerades as democracy. None exists. Ordinary people have no say. Like in America.  Monied interests run things in both countries. One fascist regime supports another. Sunday's snap parliamentary elections were farcical. Expect worse than ever... Continue Reading →

Duplicitous Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems

Duplicitous Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems by Stephen Lendman MSM scoundrels suppress what people most need to know. So do right-wing think tanks. Shameless rubbish substitutes.  The New York Times is America's unofficial propaganda ministry.  Featuring managed news misinformation Big Lies. Treating readers like mushrooms. Well watered. In the dark. Unaware of what most affects them. It's... Continue Reading →

Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems

Ukrainian Electoral Postmortems by Stephen Lendman Obama reacted as expected. He "congratulated the people of Ukraine on holding successful parliamentary elections…" He "commend(ed)" its government. The same illegitimate fascist putschist one he installed. He lied claiming its electoral process was "largely in line with international standards." Russia bashing Big Lies followed, saying: "it is clear... Continue Reading →

Reinventing Vietnam War History

Reinventing Vietnam War History by Stephen Lendman Pentagon commanders initiated it. A duplicitous 2015 50th anniversary commemoration. Honoring one of history's greatest crimes. Turning truth on its head. Orwell explained saying "(h)e who controls the past control the future. He who controls the present controls the past." A Pentagon web site headlines "The United State... Continue Reading →

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