Rogue State America

Rogue State America by Stephen Lendman Oxford Dictionaries call rogue states "nation(s) or state(s) regarded as breaking international law and posing a threat to the security of other nations."  They're authoritarian or despotic and ruthless. They stop at nothing to achieve aims. They spurn human and civil rights. They possess weapons of mass destruction. They... Continue Reading →

Obama Intends War on Syria

Obama Intends War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Obama's intends waging war on Syria. Russia's heroic efforts delayed it. An uneasy calm before the storm prevails.  Shock and awe attacks are planned. They could come any time. Pretexts are easy to create. False flags are longstanding US policy. So are Big Lies. Regime change is... Continue Reading →

Rohani Seeks Rapprochement

Rohani Seeks Rapprochement by Stephen Lendman On September 19, Iranian President Hassan Rohani addressed Americans and US officials directly. He did so responsibly. His Washington Post op-ed headlined "Why Iran seeks constructive engagement." More on that below. America and Iran are polar opposites. Obama represents the worst of rogue governance. Hypocrisy substitutes for democracy. War... Continue Reading →

Syrian Insurgents Battle Each Other

Syrian Insurgents Battle Each Other by Stephen Lendman Even media scoundrels took note. More on that below. A previous article discussed opposition elements in disarray.  Syrian National Coalition (SNC) internal disputes show it's unable to function effectively. Leadership is weak.  The SNC is an artificial construct. It lacks legitimacy. It resembles a gang that can't... Continue Reading →

Bernanke Stays the Course

Bernanke Stays the Course by Stephen Lendman Helicopter Ben surprised. Tapering was expected. Not now, he said. Reasons why include concern about economic strength. He's worried about how higher rates will impact global over-indebtedness. When tapering was announced weeks earlier, these and other uncertainties were known. Why change policy now? Doing so makes Bernanke look... Continue Reading →

NSA: The Ultimate Spy Machine

NSA: The Ultimate Spy Machine by Stephen Lendman On September 9, senior Foreign Policy magazine writer Shane Harris headlined "The Cowboy of the NSA."  He discussed NSA head General Keith Alexander's obsession "to build the ultimate spy machine." He's ignores core rule of law principles doing it. On August 1, 2005, he succeeded General Michael... Continue Reading →

Anti-Assad Death Squads Responsible for Gas Attack

Anti-Assad Death Squads Responsible for Gas Attack by Stephen Lendman Assad's wrongfully blamed for Ghouta's gas attack. Evidence shows insurgents bear full responsibility. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was clear and unequivocal, saying: "We have the most serious grounds to believe (Ghouta's attack) was a provocation." Assad had nothing to do with it. "There is... Continue Reading →

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