Obama’s War on Democracy

Obama's War on Democracy by Stephen Lendman In June 2009, Obama orchestrated Honduran President Manuel Zelaya's ouster. A US supported fascist despot replaced him.  For good reason, Honduras is called the murder capital of the world. Independent journalists are killed. So are protesters for democratic change.  After its calamitous January 2010 earthquake, Obama militarized Haiti,... Continue Reading →

War of Words Over Turkish Aircraft Incident

War of Words Over Turkish Aircraft Incident by Stephen Lendman On Friday, Turkey provocatively flew two warplanes at low altitude over Syrian airspace. Perhaps it was testing its defense systems or probing for other reactions.  With conflict raging for months, doing so for any reason was hostile and aggressive. Ankara's directly involved in Washington's war... Continue Reading →

Heading for Economic Collapse

Heading for Economic Collapse by Stephen Lendman The late Bob Chapman predicted it years ago. So does Paul Craig Roberts. It could "destroy Western civilization," he believes. Untenable political and financial decisions put US and European economies on a collision course with disaster. Bailouts and market manipulation delay the inevitable.  A tipping point approaches. Only... Continue Reading →

Destroying Susiya Village to Save It

Destroying Susiya Village to Save It by Stephen Lendman On February 7, 1968, AP correspondent Peter Arnett contributed one of the Vietnam War's most memorable quotes. Writing about Ben Tre, he cited an unnamed US major saying: "It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it." He referred to intensive bombing and... Continue Reading →

Gulf of Tonkin Redux?

Gulf of Tonkin Redux? by Stephen Lendman Lyndon Johnson wanted war on Vietnam and got it.  The August 1964 false flag Gulf of Tonkin incident initiated full-scale conflict after Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. War was authorized without declaring it. It's an American tradition. Big lies launch wars. Manufactured pretexts initiate them. Mass... Continue Reading →

Cold War Politics Redux

Cold War Politics Redux by Stephen Lendman Following Soviet Russia's dissolution, everything changed but stayed the same. US aims remained hard-wired. Today it's back to the future. Cold War politics were reinvented. Russia's again the Evil Empire. Today's stakes are much greater. World peace is threatened.  Preemptive aggression is official US policy. America's duopoly power... Continue Reading →

Israel Reneges on Hunger Striker Deal

Israel Reneges on Hunger Striker Deal by Stephen Lendman Israel's agreements aren't worth the paper they're written on.  Rogue states don't deal. They demand. They lie. They cheat. They betray. They're intolerant of justice and other democratic values. On May 14, Egyptian and Palestinian representatives said Israel accepted prisoner demands in exchange for ending weeks... Continue Reading →

Turkish Plane Reported Shot Down in Syrian Airspace

Turkish Plane Reported Shot Down in Syrian Airspace by Stephen Lendman On June 22, Reuters headlined "Turkish jet downed by Syria air defenses: report," saying: According to Lebanon's Al-Manar television, "Syrian air defenses shot down a Turkish military aircraft, quoting Syrian security sources." Reportedly it was an F-4 Phantom fighter bomber. First introduced in 1960,... Continue Reading →

CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents

CIA Arming Syrian Insurgents by Stephen Lendman On June 21, The New York Times headlined "CIA Said to Aid in Steering Arms to Syrian Opposition," saying: Operating covertly from southern Turkey, CIA operatives are "decid(ing) which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and... Continue Reading →

Western Hypocrisy on Iran’s Nuclear Rights

Western Hypocrisy on Iran's Nuclear Rights by Stephen Lendman According to senior Iranian legislator Esmayeel Kosari: Western nations recognize Iran's legitimate "nuclear rights, and they have no way out but to continue negotiati(ing)." Nonetheless, multiple rounds achieved nothing. Moscow June 18 and 19 talks ended in failure. Washington and Israel are obstructionist. Britain, France and... Continue Reading →

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