Meet Obama’s New Ukrainian Friends

Meet Obama's New Ukrainian Friends by Stephen Lendman On February 27, 2014, they announced their so-called "Ukrainian government of people's trust." It includes a rogue's gallery of societal misfits. Many are militant fascists. They're thugs. They're criminals. They're illegitimate putschists. They're xenophobic, hate-mongering, ultranationalist anti-Semites. Combined they represent mob rule.  They make mafia bosses look... Continue Reading →

NYT Editors Wage War on Truth

NYT Editors Wage War on Truth by Stephen Lendman News fit to read isn't The Times long suit. Managed news misinformation substitutes for what readers most need to know.  Truth and full disclosure are verboten. Times editors are on the wrong side of history. They call imperial wars liberating ones. Perpetual ones are glorified in... Continue Reading →

Dueling East/West Agendas on Ukraine

Dueling East/West Agendas on Ukraine by Stephen Lendman Washington's Ukrainian agenda is polar opposite Moscow's. It's irresponsible. It's unjustifiable. It's typical our way or else posturing. Reports suggest it's in two parts. It calls for Moscow to halt Crimean annexation efforts.  It wants demobilization of legitimately deployed Russian troops related to its Black Sea Fleet... Continue Reading →

Crimea Declares Independence

Crimea Declares Independence by Stephen Lendman On March 11, Crimean parliamentarians along with Sevastopol ones separately adopted declarations of independence. Judicial procedures for becoming part of Russia require it. On March 16, Crimeans vote. They'll have their say. They'll do so by referendum.  They'll decide up or down whether to declare independence and join Russia.... Continue Reading →

Putin on Ukraine

Putin on Ukraine by Stephen Lendman He gave a wide-ranging interview. It's the first extensive one he's given. He did so forthrightly. He did it responsibly. He covered important ground. Ukraine is the most serious geopolitical crisis since WW II. Kiev neo-Nazis usurped power. They reckless. They're dangerous. Putin understands well.  He knows Washington and... Continue Reading →

Yatsenyuk Comes to Washington

Yatsenyuk Comes to Washington by Stephen Lendman Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland calls him Yats. He's coming to Washington. He'll arrive on Wednesday. He'll meet his new boss. He'll do so at the White House. He'll get marching orders. He'll learn more about Obama's plans for Ukraine. More on... Continue Reading →

US Private Military Contractors in Ukraine?

US Private Military Contractors in Ukraine? by Stephen Lendman Reports suggest their presence in Eastern Ukraine. Perhaps Washington deployed Academi (formerly Xe Services/Blackwater USA) forces. Jeremy Scahill's book titled "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" described the organization. He called it a "shadowy mercenary company (employing) some of the most feared... Continue Reading →

Heightened US/Russian Tensions

Heightened US/Russian Tensions by Stephen Lendman US-style diplomacy features bullying, bluster and coercion. Cowing other nations to comply with its diktats is longstanding Washington policy. Outliers face stiff reprisals. Post-9/11, former Bush Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage notorious warned Pakistan, saying: "You will either accept our carpet of gold or we will carpet-bomb you... Continue Reading →

Israel Denies 45,000 Palestinians Water

Israel Denies 45,000 Palestinians Water by Stephen Lendman The Middle East Monitor (MEM) reported it. More on what it said below. Fascists run Israel. Democracy is verboten. Peace is a convenient illusion. Ongoing talks are a sham. Chance for peaceful conflict resolution is ZERO. Militarism defines Israeli policy. Belligerence enforces it. So does state-sponsored terrorism. ... Continue Reading →

Big Lies Drown Out Truth

Big Lies Drown Out Truth by Stephen Lendman Propaganda war on Russia rages. It exceeds the worst of Cold War bluster. Scurrilous reporting is featured. Media scoundrels scream Russian aggression. Putin is outrageously compared to Hitler. Hypocrisy is shameless. It's shocking. It's disgusting. Western-supported neo-Nazi putschists usurped power in Kiev.  It was the most brazen... Continue Reading →

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