America Honors Its Worst

America Honors Its Worst by Stephen Lendman Presidential Medals of Freedom are awarded annually. They mock what they claim to represent. Many go to deplorable recipients.  Previous dishonorees include GHW Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert Gates, Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher, Alvaro Uribe, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, and Alan Greenspan among... Continue Reading →

IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye

IRS Scandal Headlines: More Than Meets the Eye by Stephen Lendman More than targeting political enemies is involved. More on than below. The practice is longstanding. Republican and Democrat administrations use the IRS abusively. During the Coolidge administration, Republican Senator James Couzens investigated the IRS' predecessor - the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).  Treasury Secretary... Continue Reading →

Putin v. Obama et al

Putin v. Obama et al by Stephen Lendman On May 16, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Russia Raises Stakes in Syria," saying: Russia "sent a dozen or more warships to patrol waters near its naval base in Syria, a buildup that US and European officials see as a newly aggressive stance meant partly to warn... Continue Reading →

Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling

Stop and Frisk: NYPD Racial Profiling by Stephen Lendman The Fourth Amendment states:  "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the... Continue Reading →

Israel Threatens More Syrian Attacks

Israel Threatens More Syrian Attacks by Stephen Lendman May 15 is Nakba Day. It follows Israel's May 14 Independence Day. This year was no exception.  Clashes erupted across the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Israel confronts peaceful demonstrations violently. Fundamental human rights are spurned. Rogue governments operate that way. Preemptively attacking other countries is official... Continue Reading →

Russia Catches CIA Spy Red-Handed

Russia Catches CIA Spy Red-Handed by Stephen Lendman CIA agents operate most everywhere. They don't promote friendly relations. They're up to no good. Some pose as diplomats.  Diplomacy provides cover for why they're sent. Christopher Fogle was caught red-handed. He was assigned to Washington's Moscow embassy political section. He was third secretary. A web site... Continue Reading →

Obama’s Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy

Obama's Contempt for Venezuelan Democracy by Stephen Lendman It's no surprise. He exceeds the worst of George Bush. He abhors democratic values. He defiles rule of law principles. He governs by diktat authority. He's waging war on humanity. He targets all independent states. He wants pro-US puppet regimes replacing them.  Venezuela is hugely important. It's... Continue Reading →

Spies “R” Us

Spies "R" Us by Stephen Lendman A previous article discussed institutionalized spying on Americans. Anyone can be monitored for any reason or none at all.  Manufactured national security threats, silencing dissent, targeting whistleblowers, and challenging press freedom subvert constitutional rights.  Doing so is worse than ever now. Obama bears full responsibility. He governs by diktat... Continue Reading →

Anti-Assad Forces: Caught in the Act Again

Anti-Assad Forces: Caught in the Act Again by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed Washington-supported death squads in Syria. It's common practice in all US direct and proxy wars. Massacres and unspeakable atrocities are committed. Women are raped. Civilians are treated like combatants. Official coverup and denial follow. Vietnam's Operation Phoenix became a prototype for today's... Continue Reading →

Turkey: US Imperial Tool

Turkey: US Imperial Tool by Stephen Lendman In 1999, Nobel laureate/outspoken anti-war critic Harold Pinter minced no words denouncing NATO's Yugoslavia war. "Let us face the truth," he said. "The truth is that neither Clinton nor Blair gives a damn about the Kosovar Albanians. This action has been another blatant and brutal assertion of US... Continue Reading →

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