Shooting the Messenger in Syria

Shooting the Messenger in Syria - by Stephen Lendman At issue is discrediting Sudanese General Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa al-Dabi. He's Arab League observer mission head in Syria. More on him below. The phrase "shooting the messenger" is centuries old. Shakespeare wrote "Don't shoot the messenger" in Henry IV, part two. In Antony and Cleopatra, she... Continue Reading →

Crisis Conditions Grip Eurozone

Crisis Conditions Grip Eurozone - by Stephen Lendman From inception, the euro system was doomed to fail. In the 1990s, Progressive Radio News Hour regular Bob Chapman predicted it. So didn't British economist/euro expert Bernard Connolly before its January 1999 introduction. His 1995 book titled, "The Rotten Heart of Europe: The Dirty War for Europe's... Continue Reading →

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules- by Stephen Lendman In October 2007, then FCC chairman Kevin Martin proposed lifting the 1975 media cross-ownership rule. It forbid owning a newspaper and television or radio station in the same city even though conglomerates like Rupert Murdock's News Corp. and the (Chicago) Tribune Company already did. On November 13,... Continue Reading →

Ratcheting Up Middle East Tensions

Ratcheting Up Middle East Tensions - by Stephen Lendman Post-9/11, Washington's aggression created a Middle East cauldron. As a result, it's been on the boil. Things ahead look worse. Obama and key NATO allies threaten the entire region. In 2012, expect continued destructive violence. Israel's partnered in this enterprise. On December 20, Jerusalem Post writer... Continue Reading →

Obama’s New Year Resolution: More Middle East War

Obama's New Year Resolution: More Middle East War - by Stephen Lendman Syria and Iran are targeted. Regime change is planned. At issue is replacing them with client ones, controlling the region's strategic resources, and depriving key rivals China and Russia from access. Pressure keeps building relentlessly. For months, Syria's been ravaged by externally generated... Continue Reading →

Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment

Appalling Bahraini Prison Conditions and Treatment - by Stephen Lendman Since early 2011, Washington, Western governments, and major media scoundrels largely ignored outrageous Al Khalifa monarchy abuses. They include crackdowns on nonviolent protesters, mass arrests, torture, intimidation, and cold-blooded murder. The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and other NGOs documented: 46 killings; 1,500 arbitrary... Continue Reading →

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