Dueling Agendas: Russia and China v. the US

Dueling Agendas: Russia and China v. the US by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Sino/Russian and US geopolitical agendas are world’s apart. Together with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi last week, Sergey Lavrov said the following: “(O)ur foreign policy cooperation…is a stabilizing factor in world affairs. Russia and China consistently advocate a... Continue Reading →

Federal Judge Orders Release of Trump’s Tax Returns

Federal Judge Orders Release of Trump’s Tax Returns by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) On May 10, House Dem Ways and Means Committee chairman Richard Neal subpoenaed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS commissioner Charles Rettig to release Trump’s personal tax returns for the 2013-18 period, along with other returns for several... Continue Reading →

US Hostile to Iran for Its Sovereign Independence

US Hostile to Iran for Its Sovereign Independence by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Washington has been hostile toward Iran since its 1979 revolution, freeing the country from US imperial control. Republicans and undemocratic Dems want what was lost regained. Key is eliminating Israel’s main regional rival and gaining control over Iran’s... Continue Reading →

Israeli Hardliners Dreaming of War on Iran

Israeli Hardliners Dreaming of War on Iran by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Netanyahu and fascist hardliners dominating the Knesset have been dreaming of war on Iran for decades, wanting Washington to act preemptively. Iran is Israel’s main regional rival – yet poses no threat to the Jewish state or any others.... Continue Reading →

China Warns the Trump Regime Against Going too Far

China Warns the Trump Regime Against Going Too Far by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The US is used to having its way in dealings with other countries — pressuring, bullying, warning, threatening, and attacking them to push them into compliance with its demands. What once worked most often is increasingly a... Continue Reading →

US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Decline

US Rage for Dominance Driving Its Decline by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Throughout the post-WW II era, the US demanded and continues demanding that other countries bend to its will — by pressure, bullying, intimidation, threats, naked aggression and other hostile actions. The strategy weakens ties with allies, making lots of... Continue Reading →

Turkey Waging War on Syria Without Declaring It

Turkey Waging War on Syria Without Declaring It by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Wannabe sultan Recep Tayip Erdogan is Bashar al-Assad’s enemy, not ally. He covets the annexation of northern Syrian territory, especially its oil-rich areas. Throughout years of war, he supported and continues supporting ISIS, al-Nusra, and other terrorist groups,... Continue Reading →

The NYT Opposes Syria’s Liberation

The NYT Opposes Syria’s Liberation by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Like other major media, the self-styled newspaper of record supports all US wars of aggression — blaming unlawfully targeted nations for high crimes committed against them. Throughout years of war to transform Syria into a US vassal state, wanting an Israeli... Continue Reading →

Trump Regime War of Words on Iran

Trump Regime War of Words on Iran by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) John Bolton wants war on all nations the US doesn’t control. His longstanding hostility toward Iran is well known.  Reportedly he’s been pushing Trump for war on Iran since becoming national security advisor. His notorious 2015 NYT op-ed headlined... Continue Reading →

Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence

Unlawful Arrests of Venezuelan DC Embassy Protectors Symbolic of US Decadence by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Activist embassy protectors were invited into Venezuela’s Washington diplomatic facility by its legitimate ruling authorities in Caracas. According to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the premises of embassies, consulates, and other diplomatic facilities are... Continue Reading →

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