Ukraine in the Eye of the Storm

Ukraine in the Eye of the Storm by Stephen Lendman A previous article called peace in Ukraine a convenient illusion. September Minsk protocol agreed on terms didn't end fighting. On October 29, the Washington Post headlined "Donetsk airport: From a shiny testament of hope to a burned-out hulk," saying: "(I)ntense fighting continues despite a nearly eight-week-old cease-fire."... Continue Reading →

Sadistic Israeli Murder

Sadistic Israeli Murder by Stephen Lendman It continues with disturbing regularity. Mass murder or one targeted Palestinian at a time.  Usually an innocent youth or child. In harm's way in the wrong place at the wrong time. On October 24, Israeli soldiers murdered 14-year-old Orwa Hammad. American born. The second US child Israel killed in... Continue Reading →

The Day Israel Attacked America

The Day Israel Attacked America by Stephen Lendman One ally attacking another willfully is unheard of. Israel violated its special relationship.  What James Petras called "the first (instance) in modern history in which the imperial country cover(ed) up a deliberate major military assault by a supposed ally." He referred to the 1967 USS Liberty attack.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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