Illegitimate Egyptian Elections

Illegitimate Egyptian Elections - by Stephen Lendman Last February, Mubarak's 30-year dictatorship ended. Another one replaced him. Egypt's military holds absolute power. Authoritarian dominance is unchallenged. Elections are more theater than real. Egypt's multi-round complex process complicates them further. So do logistics. Understanding what to do is daunting. The hybrid ballot lists parties and individual... Continue Reading →

At Risk Eurozone Sovereign Credit Ratings

At Risk Eurozone Sovereign Credit Ratings - by Stephen Lendman Moody's says Eurozone crisis conditions place all member state credit ratings at risk. It warned 87 European banks to expect downgrades. Moreover, Fitch revised America's debt outlook to negative. Nonetheless, its AAA rating is unchanged. For how long is another issue. At the same time,... Continue Reading →

Target Syria

Target Syria - by Stephen Lendman Washington's Greater Middle East project involves waring against the region one country at a time to replace independent regimes with client ones. Softer targets were attacked first. Tougher ones remain, notably Iran and Syria. Subduing them may involve turning the entire region into an uncontrollable cauldron, not least because... Continue Reading →

Palestinian Unity: A Threat, Says Israel

Palestinian Unity: A Threat, Says Israel - by Stephen Lendman Palestine is sovereign territory. In 1987, Law Professor Francis Boyle drafted its Declaration of Independence. On November 15, 1988, the Palestine National Council (PNC) adopted it, affirming Palestinian statehood. Nonetheless, Israel's illegal occupation continues. Gaza's under siege. Israeli forces attack repeatedly. Deaths and injuries result.... Continue Reading →

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions

Indefinite Domestic Military Detentions - by Stephen Lendman Congress is now considering legislative language to mandate indefinite military detentions of US citizens suspected of present or past associations with alleged terrorist groups, with or without evidence to prove it. More on that below. The 2006 Military Commissions Act authorized torture and sweeping unconstitutional powers to... Continue Reading →

Israel: Profile of a Rogue State

Israel: Profile of a Rogue State - by Stephen Lendman Rogue states spurn international law, treaties, conventions, and in Israel's case its own laws and Supreme Court decisions. Daily examples offer proof, including from Ahmed el-Helah and Mariam Itani's new book titled, "The Suffering of the Palestinian Child under the Israeli Occupation," saying: Over a... Continue Reading →

Rage for Change in Egypt

Rage for Change in Egypt - by Stephen Lendman Last February, Egyptians celebrated Hosni Mubarak's ouster. He became an obstacle to Washington's Middle East agenda and had to go. For years, State Department and Pentagon officials wanted him out for opposing key US policies, including Iran's nuclear program and Bush's 2003 Iraq war. A military... Continue Reading →

Spreading Eurozone Contagion

Spreading Eurozone Contagion - by Stephen Lendman The operative word is contagion. It's malignant and spreading because it's unresolved and irresponsibly addressed. Germany, Europe's strongest economy, just had its worst ever bond auction since 1999. Over a third of 10-year bunds offered were unsold. More on the failure below. Comparable Italian yields jumped to 7.3%.... Continue Reading →

Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid

Bipartisan Deal to Slash Medicare and Medicaid - by Stephen Lendman It's been planned for years. Republicans want them eliminated. Democrats agreed to incremental cuts to make ending core social contract programs look normal. Slashing Social Security comes later. On November 24, New York Times writer Robert Pear headlined, "Support Builds for a Plan to... Continue Reading →

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