No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks

No Breakthroughs in Syrian Peace Talks by Stephen Lendman None were expected. Conflict continues. Ongoing since March 2011. Syria is Obama's war. There's nothing civil about it. Death squad insurgents are US proxies. Recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed by CIA operatives and Pentagon special forces.  So-called IS, Nusra Front, Al Qaeda and other takfiri... Continue Reading →

Nuland at Brookings

Nuland at Brookings by Stephen Lendman Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is one of many hardcore neocons infesting Obama's administration. On January 27, she spoke at Washington's Brookings Institution. An elitist think tank supporting wealth, power and privilege. An establishment organization representing America's dark side. Deploring peace. Promoting war.... Continue Reading →

Salaita Sues University of Illinois

Salaita Sues University of Illinois by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed Professor Steven Salaita academic lynching. Hired by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to a tenured faculty position. Fired for criticizing Israeli aggression on Gaza. Supporting Palestinian rights. Chancellor Phyllis Wise lied claiming otherwise. At the time, Columbia University Professor Bruce Robbins called his... Continue Reading →

Heading for War with Russia?

Heading for War with Russia? by Stephen Lendman Ukraine is the epicenter of possible European war. Ongoing events should scare everyone. Kiev's war on Donbas rages. Area freedom fighters continue routing its military. It's desperate for more Western support.  Wanting greater numbers of US-led NATO boots on the ground than are already involved in fighting.... Continue Reading →

Human Rights Groups Condemn Israeli Gaza War Crimes

Human Rights Groups Condemn Israeli Gaza War Crimes by Stephen Lendman Israel's Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was cold, calculated, premeditated naked aggression against 1.8 million Gazans. Previous articles explained in detail. It had nothing to do with Hamas rockets. Everything to do with preventing Palestinian self-determination. Maintaining occupation harshness. Continuing settlement construction on stolen Palestinian... Continue Reading →

Blowback Against Israeli State Terror

Blowback Against Israeli State Terror by Stephen Lendman Israel claims a divine right to attack any nation, group or individual it chooses with impunity. Considers naked aggression self-defense. Justifiable self-defense is called terrorism. On January 18, Israeli helicopter gunship fire killed Hezbollah military leader Imad Mughniyeh in Syria's Quneitra province.  Located in Golan's demilitarized zone.... Continue Reading →

Ukrainians Against War

Ukrainians Against War by Stephen Lendman A previous article explained most Ukrainian soldiers oppose war. Conscripts are against fighting their own citizens. Used as cannon fodder in Donbas. Notoriously underpaid. Poorly fed and clothed. Deplorably treated overall. No wonder most don't want to serve. They want to be home with families. Wanting peace, not war.... Continue Reading →

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced

Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced by Stephen Lendman Rogue states need enemies to advance their agendas. When none exist they're invented. Longstanding US policy. Russian national Evgeny Buryakov its latest victim. A Russian bank employee arrested in New York on phony espionage charges. Two other Russian nationals named. Outgoing US Attorney General Eric Holder announced... Continue Reading →

US Official Insults Cubans

US Official Insults Cubans by Stephen Lendman On January 22, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson visited Cuba. The most senior US diplomat doing so in decades. Calling US/Cuban relations "particular and peculiar. (N)ot built on confidence and trust." "Built on" decades of illegal embargo. Hundreds of attempts to assassinate Fidel... Continue Reading →

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