Provocative US Militarization of South China Sea

Provocative US Militarization of South China Sea by Stephen Lendman In 2011, Obama announced his Asia pivot, prioritizing America reasserting its Pacific presence - intending to advance its military footprint aggressively. The aim is challenging China’s growing economic, political and military strength, along with checking Russia - pressuring Asian nations to ally with Washington’s agenda... Continue Reading →

Russia Tables Security Council Resolution Over Possible Turkish Plans to Invade Syria

Russia Tables Security Council Resolution Over Possible Turkish Plans to Invade Syria by Stephen Lendman Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced it, issuing a statement, demanding an end to continued Turkish provocations, undermining Syrian sovereignty, risking full-scale war. Aggressive Turkish actions subvert “efforts to launch a political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic,” she stressed.... Continue Reading →

US Warplanes Bomb Libya

US Warplanes Bomb Libya by Stephen Lendman Two days after the five-year anniversary of US-led NATO naked aggression on Libya, US warplanes attacked again - on the phony pretext of targeting ISIS, including an alleged Tunisian terrorist. “American warplanes struck an Islamic State camp in Libya” 50 miles west of Tripoli, The NYT reported. It... Continue Reading →

Pontiffs and Politics

Pontiffs and Politics by Stephen Lendman The separation of church and state in America is fundamental. Thomas Jefferson and others stressed its inviolability. More on this below. Vatican history isn’t pretty. Pontiffs notoriously meddle where they don’t belong. Liberation theology supporting social justice is verboten.  Pope Francis’ high-minded rhetoric belies papal tradition, supporting wealth and... Continue Reading →

Military Solution Alone Can Save Syria

Military Solution Alone Can Save Syria by Stephen Lendman I'd love to be wrong. I see no evidence suggesting it. Diplomacy is futile without legitimate peace partners. Syria and Russia have none - not America, its rogue Western or regional partners, including Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Obama launched war on Syria in March 2011... Continue Reading →

Imminent Turkish Invasion of Syria?

Imminent Turkish Invasion of Syria? by Stephen Lendman Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu threaten to invade Syria. Thousands of Turkish forces are mobilized along border areas. So far talk is just bluster. For how long remains to be seen. Everything depends on what Washington intends. Escalated war is more likely than backing off. On... Continue Reading →

Obama Plans Cuba Visit: Hold the Cheers

Obama Plans Cuba Visit: Hold the Cheers by Stephen Lendman Cuba was a longtime exploited American colony until Fidel Castro replaced US-installed dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 with governance serving all Cubans equitably, not just its privileged few. Obama’s so-called thaw in bilateral relations is less than meets the eye. America tolerates no sovereign independent... Continue Reading →

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