Afghanistan the World’s Largest Opium Producer

Afghanistan the World’s Largest Opium Producer by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Opium is used to produce heroin and other illicit opioids. In his book titled "The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade," Alfred McCoy documented CIA and US government complicity in drugs trafficking at the highest official... Continue Reading →

No Trump-Comey Tapes

No Trump-Comey Tapes by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Trump earlier accused former FBI director James Comey of lying under oath. Asked if their conversations were taped, he said he’d explain in “a short period of time,” adding “(y)ou’re going to be very disappointed.” In mid-May, he tweeted “James Comey better hope... Continue Reading →

ISIS Leader Killed?

ISIS Leader Killed? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) In 2005, US forces captured Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Iraq, holding him for several years at Camp Bucca. Little is publicly known about his capture, detention, or how he became ISIS leader. In 2008, the Bush administration transferred authority of all detainees in... Continue Reading →

Nightmarish Senate Version of Trumpcare

Nightmarish Senate Version of Trumpcare by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Details of both programs are now known. House and Senate versions are thinly veiled schemes to shift the burden of increasingly expensive healthcare onto the backs of millions of Americans unable to afford a fundamental human right. “Of all the forms... Continue Reading →

The NYT Big Lie About US Combating ISIS

The NYT Big Lie About US Combating ISIS by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) In his important book titled “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance,” Tim Anderson explained America’s war “relies on a level of mass disinformation not seen in living memory.” ISIS is the pretext for endless war... Continue Reading →

WaPo Urges Tougher US Action Against Russia

WaPo Urges Tougher US Action Against Russia by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post applauded new Trump administration sanctions on Russia - ones Senate members passed, others just imposed by the US Treasury. WaPo: New sanctions will pressure Moscow “for its illegal activity in Ukraine…(for) invad(ing) and annex(ing)” Crimea.... Continue Reading →

Big Lies About Russia Persist

Big Lies About Russia Persist by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Russia and China are America’s main rival powers - Russia for its military strength, China mainly because it’s an economic powerhouse. It’s the world’s second largest economy, heading in the years ahead to be No. 1. America will be relegated to... Continue Reading →

Sino-US Diplomacy and Security Talks

Sino-US Diplomacy and Security Talks by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On Wednesday, Rex Tillerson and James Mattis hosted China’s foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and People’s Liberation Army’s joint staff department chief General Fang Fenghui in Washington. Talks focused heavily on on halting Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Tillerson told... Continue Reading →

US Recklessly Provoking Russia

US Recklessly Provoking Russia by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Instead of fulfilling a campaign promise to improve bilateral relations, Trump so far continues acting provocatively. He’s pursuing the same reckless agenda as Obama, pushing the envelope toward possible direct confrontation. Despite neither country wanting war, unfolding events may cause the unthinkable... Continue Reading →

Trump and New Saudi Crown Prince Hostile Toward Iran

Trump and New Saudi Crown Prince Hawkish Toward Iran by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Newly appointed Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (referred to as MbS) is militantly hostile toward Iran. On Wednesday, Trump congratulated him by phone, saying they share common goals - far different from regional stability, combating terrorism,... Continue Reading →

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