Former Saddam Officers Dominate ISIS Ranks: US Recruits?

Former Saddam Officers Dominate ISIS Ranks: US Recruits? by Stephen Lendman Global reported former US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) head/retired Lt. General Michael Flynn citing official US documents telling Al Jazeera creating ISIS was “a willful (Obama administration) decision.” A strategic one serving US interests. Its insurgents aren’t an independent entity or enemy to... Continue Reading →

John Kerry on the Vietnam War: Earlier and Now

John Kerry on the Vietnam War: Earlier and Now by Stephen Lendman From August 4 - 8, Kerry visited five Asian countries, including the ASEAN Regional Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ending his trip in Hanoi, Vietnam - enlisting support against legitimate Chinese activities in its own waters, risking direct confrontation to solidify Washington’s military... Continue Reading →

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing by Stephen Lendman Venezuelan Bolivarian democracy shames America’s sham process. Its electoral system is the world’s best, says Jimmy Carter. Slanderous reporting remains relentless - since Hugo Chavez took office in February 1999, continuing under Nicolas Maduro, vicious Big Lies substituting for hard truths. On August 7, New York... Continue Reading →

Israel Murders Father of Immolated Palestinian Baby

Israel Murders Father of Immolated Palestinian Baby by Stephen Lendman Saad Dawabsha died early Saturday morning from severe third-degree burns covering 80% of his body - caused by arson committed by racist Israeli settlers.  Authorities let them rampage freely against Palestinian civilians. Official expressions of outrage against the murder belie Israel’s longstanding genocidal policy.  Saad’s... Continue Reading →

Obama Heads for Full-Scale War on Syria

Obama Heads for Full-Scale War on Syria by Stephen Lendman It’s been coming for a long time - facilitated by repeated Big Lies about Bashar al-Assad, ignoring his overwhelming public support, especially for defending Syria responsibly against imported Islamic State and other takfiri terrorists, enlisted by Washington as foot soldiers to topple his government. Obama... Continue Reading →

Iran Nuclear Deal: Binding Under International Law

Iran Nuclear Deal: Binding Under International Law by Stephen Lendman On July 20, Security Council members unanimously approved Resolution 2231 - making the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed to by seven nations (P5+1 and Iran) binding international law. No country may unilaterally abrogate it. If Congress rejects it by a veto-proof margin, America... Continue Reading →

Unconstitutional Senate Intelligence Authorization Act

Unconstitutional Senate Intelligence Authorization Act by Stephen Lendman Freedom in America is being systematically destroyed one police state law at a time - with most people ignorant and/or indifferent about what happening. Washington’s criminal class is bipartisan - in lockstep against government representing everyone equitably and fairly, serving privileged interests only. S. Res. 1705: Intelligence... Continue Reading →

Gorbachev Fears Nuclear War

Gorbachev Fears Nuclear War by Stephen Lendman Aging and illness months earlier haven’t affected his outspokenness on issues as vital as preventing nuclear war. Interviewed by Spiegel Online, he said as long as these weapons exist, “sooner or later they will be used.” They’re not going away - at least no time soon. Washington intends... Continue Reading →

Political Debates, Theater, not Substance

Political Debates: Theater, not Substance by Stephen Lendman Thursday night in Cleveland, demagoguery took center stage. Ten Republican aspirants participated.  They avoided explaining their support for endless wars, monied interests over popular ones, and police state crackdowns on resistance to what no one should tolerate. US-style political “debates” are farcical. Why anyone wastes time watching... Continue Reading →

Gitmo in Chicago Revisited

Gitmo in Chicago Revisited by Stephen Lendman An earlier article discussed London Guardian revelations about Chicago police operating an “off-the-books (Homan Square) interrogation compound" - a “nondescript warehouse” using “CIA black site” practices. Police brutality victims are lawlessly arrested, detained, denied access to lawyers, and tortured during secret interrogations. From September 2004 to July 2015,... Continue Reading →

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