Heading for War on Syria?

Heading for War on Syria? - by Stephen Lendman Libya's model is being replicated in Syria. So far, it's short of war. For how long is uncertain. Expect it if current tactics fail. More on that below. At issue is regime change, establishing another client state, and isolating Iran ahead of similar tactics there. It's... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy

Thanksgiving Hypocrisy - by Stephen Lendman On November 25, 2009, a New York Times editorial headlined, "A Thanksgiving Toast," saying: "Sitting down with friends and family today, there will be thanks for the steady currents, flowing out of the past, that have brought us to this table....And there will be prayerful thanks for the future."... Continue Reading →

Gaza: Good News and Bad

Gaza: Good News and Bad - by Stephen Lendman First the good. On November 22, the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC) said a "Freedom Spring" convoy arrived through Rafah's border terminal, connecting Gaza and Egypt. Arab Spring movement members will meet Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya and other Palestinian officials. In addition, meetings will... Continue Reading →

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians with Inpunity

Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinians with Impunity - by Stephen Lendman Palestinians are doubly cursed. Israel's military attacks them regularly. During the past week alone, Israeli air strikes killed four Gazans, wounding another 14. Al-Nabi Saleh village residents participating in a peaceful demonstration were assaulted. Two injuries were reported, including a child. Israel's navy arrested three... Continue Reading →

MF Global Looted Customer Accounts

MF Global Looted Customer Accounts - by Stephen Lendman Wall Street's business model is grand theft. Jon Corzine was MF Global's CEO. Earlier he headed Goldman Sachs, America's premiere racketeering organization. He also was one of legions of corrupt politicians as US senator and New Jersey governor. His extreme, longstanding criminality warrants putting him in... Continue Reading →

Supercommittee Strikes Out

Supercommittee Strikes Out - by Stephen Lendman On November 20, New York Times writer Eric Lipton headlined, "Lawmakers Trade Blame as Deficit Talks Crumble," saying: Hours away from their self-imposed deadlined, "Congressional leaders conceded Sunday that talks on a sweeping deficit agreement were near failure and braced for recriminations over their inability to reach a... Continue Reading →

Israel Steps Up Police State Crackdowns

Israel Steps Up Police State Crackdowns - by Stephen Lendman Israel never embraced democratic values. More than ever today that's true. Many Jews understand. As a result, they're voting with their feet and leaving. Gideon Levy remarked that "(i)t's really an irony of history, because Israel was established to become a shelter to the Jewish... Continue Reading →

Egyptian Military Power Grab

Egyptian Military Power Grab - by Stephen Lendman Last February, euphoric celebrations followed Mubarak's ouster. Across the Middle East and North Africa, people rejoiced. Activist Saed Karazon told AFP: "What happened in Egypt is not only for the Egyptian people, it is for all Arabs. The whole Arab world is going to change." A month... Continue Reading →

OWS: Too Big to Fail

OWS: Too Big to Fail - by Stephen Lendman An idea whose time has come resonates globally. November 17 marked two months since beginning in New York. Earlier Middle East and European protests inspired it. Now it's spreading everywhere across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In America within weeks, hundreds of... Continue Reading →

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