Saudi Arabia Rocked by Protests

Saudi Arabia Rocked by Protests by Stephen Lendman On February 14, 1945, Franklin Roosevelt met with Saudi King Ibn Saud on the USS Quincy. A nearly seven decade relationship followed. America was guaranteed access to what the State Department called "a stupendous source of strategic power, and one of the greatest material prizes in world... Continue Reading →

Spoiling for Another War on Lebanon

Spoiling for Another Lebanon War by Stephen Lendman Lebanon has the misfortune of bordering Israel. The IDF attacked its northern neighbor in 1978, 1982, 1996, and 2006. More on the most recent war below. Israel still illegally occupies Sheba Farms and Ghajar Lebanese territory. Since at least the 1960s, it conducted repeated violations of its... Continue Reading →

Security Council Showdown Aftermath

Security Council Showdown Aftermath by Stephen Lendman On July 19, Russia and China vetoed a Western resolution on Syria. Invoking UN Charter Chapter VII, it effectively authorized war. Recriminations followed Thursday's vote. At the State Department's July 19 press briefing, spokesman Patrick Ventrell said:. "We think (Moscow and Beijing's veto was) deplorable, and certainly we’re... Continue Reading →

Syria Roulette

Syria Roulette by Stephen Lendman In Las Vegas, the house seldom loses. Rarely are dirty Washington schemes foiled. It's playing hardball against Syria.  Its dirty hands are all over months of violence. In a July 18 press briefing, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell refused to condemn Wednesday's cold-blooded killings.  Syrian Defense Minister Dawood Rajiha, his... Continue Reading →

Israel Likely Behind Bulgarian False Flag

Israel Likely Behind Bulgaria False Flag by Stephen Lendman Israel's history is odious. State terror is policy. It's a dagger pointed at humanity's heart. False flags and targeted assassinations are specialties. Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) have notorious terrorist histories. Bet on either organization's dirty hands behind the latest Bulgaria attack.  Fingers point... Continue Reading →

US Cities Going Bankrupt

US Cities Going Bankrupt by Stephen Lendman In past decades, many US municipalities declared bankruptcy. Since 1981, 42 cases were filed. Ten came in the past four years.  Given hard times getting harder, what's happening now is unprecedented since the Great Depression.  Cities occasionally declare bankruptcy. In America, they're coming more often. Others in dire... Continue Reading →

Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadima Wedding

Divorce Scuttles Shotgun Likud/Kadima Wedding by Stephen Lendman Shotgun weddings often produce quick and/or ugly divorces. This one was no exception. When announced, public outrage greeted it.  So-called unity sounded more like surrender. Secret talks arranged it. Israel's faux democracy sustained another blow. What Likud's Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima's Shaul Mofaz agreed to came asunder.... Continue Reading →

ICRC Supports Imperialism for Profit

ICRC Supports Imperialism for Profit by Stephen Lendman Progressive News Hour regular James Petras once said most NGOs skim 90% of donations for themselves. They're predators, not humanitarians. They serve political agendas for profit. They avoid denouncing governmental patrons providing financing. They don't link neoliberal exploitation and human rights violations to imperial agendas.  They support... Continue Reading →

Olympiad Readiness: Militarized London Total Policing

Olympiad Readiness: Militarized London Total Policing by Stephen Lendman Olympism today differs vastly from its Athens roots. A previous article explained it's more about profiteering, exploitation, and cynicism than sport.  Militarized London reflects something more. A 2011 "Total Policing" brochure explained. In September 2011, Bernard Hogan-Howe became Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Straightaway he... Continue Reading →

Nothing Civil About Washington’s War on Syria

Nothing Civil about Washington's War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved.  The same dirty game repeats. Independent states are targeted for regime change. All options are used. They include full-scale war, mass killing, and turning nations into charnel houses... Continue Reading →

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