War or No War on Iran?

War or No War on Iran? by Stephen Lendman In Shakespearean terms, indeed that's the question. Longstanding regime change plans are known. Means to achieve them have been ongoing for years.  A previous article put it this way: Red lines, timelines, deadlines, sanctions, sabotage, subversion, cyber attacks, assassinations, saber rattling, falsified IAEA hype, ad nauseam... Continue Reading →

Cooked or Accurate US Employment Numbers?

Cooked or Accurate US Employment Numbers? by Stephen Lendman For over a decade, US job prospects have been dismal. Since crisis conditions erupted in 2008, they've been dire for millions wanting work. Since Obama took office in January 2009, job creation has been pathetic. Numbers reported during the weakest US recovery on record largely failed... Continue Reading →

Venezuelan Electoral Postmortems

Venezuelan Electoral Postmortems by Stephen Lendman Chavistas celebrated Sunday's victory. Bolivarianism triumphed over exploitive neoliberal harshness. In open, free, and fair elections, Venezuelans got to choose. It's constitutionally mandated. Every vote counts equally.  Americans don't have that right. On November 6, choice won't be the ballot. Column A matches Column B. Money power chooses candidates... Continue Reading →

NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria

NATO Edges Closer to War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Waging war is easy. Instigate provocative incidents. Blame them on targeted countries. False flags work as planned. So do Big Lies repeated enough times to get most people to believe them. Stoking fear is a common thread. So is claiming good v. evil. Mix well... Continue Reading →

Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism

Chavez Win Strengthens Bolivarianism by Stephen Lendman Several previous articles said Venezuelans won't tolerate going back to their ugly past. On Sunday, they proved it. They voted in record numbers. Long lines queued hours before dawn. Polls stayed open well into the night so everyone coming out could vote. Turnout was nearly 81% of Venezuela's... Continue Reading →

Worrisome Middle East Developments

Worrisome Middle East Developments by Stephen Lendman Days of Syrian/Turkish border incidents threaten further escalation into something more serious. Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants fired mortar rounds on Turkish territory from Syrian locations they control. Assad was wrongfully blamed for their provocation. Syria has been very circumspect. It wants tensions cooled. Turkey's Erdogan made hostile... Continue Reading →

Syria on the Boil

Syria on the Boil By Stephen Lendman What's been ongoing for over 18 months looks all too familiar. It could continue for some time. It took most of the 1990s to fully balkanize Yugoslavia. America was the lead belligerent. Whether or not Washington plans the same for Syria remains to be seen. Only the fullness... Continue Reading →

UAV Incident Over Israel

UAV Incident Over Israel by Stephen Lendman On October 6, Haaretz headlined "IDF shoots down drone that penetrated Israeli airspace," saying: An "unidentified aerial vehicle" entered Israeli airspace Saturday. Israel shot it down over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron. "The IDF said Saturday that the drone arrived in Israel from the west after flying... Continue Reading →

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