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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

True enough. All politicians lie, some more egregiously than others — Trump the nation’s liar-in-chief, exceeding the worst of his predecessors. His dissembling is so extreme he may no longer be able to distinguish between facts and fiction.

Hardliners surrounding him operate the same way, notably ideological extremists Bolton and Pompeo, contemptuous of rule of law principles, supporting endless wars of aggression and other unlawful actions — belonging in prison, not high office.

Establishment media are mouthpieces for wealth, power and privilege, hostile to peace, equity and justice, notions US-led Western societies and Israel abhor.

On September 8 Sunday morning talkshows, notorious disinformation and serial lying platforms, Pompeo fed viewers a litany of Big Lies about no-peace/peace talks with the Taliban and nonbelligerent Iran.

He falsely claimed “terror strike(s)” on the US came “from Afghanistan…on 9/11” — the mother of all US state-sponsored false flags, CIA (and maybe Mossad) dirty hands all over them, clearly no Afghan involvement.

Pompeo and Bolton undermined US/Taliban No-Peace/Peace Talks — much like they sabotaged improved US relations with North Korea and manipulated Trump against Iran.

The US needs enemies to justify its unjustifiable imperial agenda. None exists so they’re invented — all US preemptive wars and other hostile actions waged against nonbelligerent states threatening no one, how it’s been throughout the post-WW II era.

The US came to Afghanistan to stay, explained in previous articles, conflict resolution out of the question.

If peace and stability was restored to US war theaters, its unjustifiable justification for staying would be lost.

So they boil endlessly, giving US forces a pretext for endless wars and occupation, the rule of law be damned.

Manipulated by Pompeo and Bolton, geopolitical know-nothing Trump suspended/maybe cancelled no-peace/peace talks with the Taliban, a statement from the group on Sunday saying:

“Now that US President Trump has announced the suspension of negotiations…this would not harm anyone else but the Americans themselves.”

US policymakers seek unchallenged global dominance, the human toll of no consequence anywhere — ordinary people to be exploited, not served, the longstanding American way.

A Kabul attack last week, killing civilians and a US soldier, had nothing to do with Trump halting talks with the Taliban.

It had everything to do with Pompeo and Bolton manipulating him, along with undermining any possibility of US forces leaving the country, letting Afghans alone run it.

Pompeo’s claim that the Trump regime seeks “peace (through) reconciliation negotiations” is a bald-faced Big Lie — unchallenged by TV talking heads.

He blamed Taliban fighters for US aggression the way Assad is falsely accused in Syria, Houthis  the same way in Yemen, and Iran wrongfully blamed for US, NATO, Israeli high crimes throughout the region, along with Hamas and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, falsely designated terrorist groups.

On Iran, Pompeo repeated the long ago debunked Big Lie about it possibly seeking nukes — including by annual US intelligence community assessments of global threats, an Iranian “bomb” not one of them.

Nor does an Iranian “terror threat” exist — a US, NATO, Israeli specialty, never how the Islamic Republic operates.

It’s a nonbelligerent nation in a part of the world boiling from endless US-led wars of aggression and Israeli state terror against defenseless Palestinians and neighboring countries.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.