Media Prostitutes Defend the Indefensible

Media Prostitutes Defend the Indefensible by Stephen Lendman They're propagandists. They masquerade as journalists. They make street whores look respectable by comparison. A previous article said they're paid to lie, distort, and misinform. They blame imperial victims for horrendous crimes committed against them. They support powerful monied interests. They cheerlead US imperial aggression. They call... Continue Reading →

Sanctions Wars

Sanctions Wars by Stephen Lendman Call it tit for tat. On March 20, Russia responded to Obama's sanctioning Russian and Crimean officials as well as Ukraine's democratically elected President Viktor Yanukovych. More on this below. At the same time, Obama added insult to injury. His Thursday Executive Order "Block(s) Property of Additional Persons Contributing to... Continue Reading →

Crimean False Flag Attack?

Crimean False Flag Attack? by Stephen Lendman On Tuesday, Simferopol snipers shot and killed a Crimean self-defense member and Ukrainian soldier. Another self-defense member and Ukrainian soldier were wounded. Gunfire came from a building under construction. It's near a military research center. What happened resembled Euromaidan sniper killings.  Fascist thugs bore full responsibility. Kiev putschists... Continue Reading →

Heading Toward East/West Confrontation

Heading Toward East/West Confrontation by Stephen Lendman It bears repeating what earlier articles stressed. Ukraine's geopolitical crisis is the gravest since WW II.  Washington-backed putschists created a tinder box The entire region and beyond is affected. Inflammatory US/UK/French/German/NATO accusations heighten tensions. Obama bears full responsibility. Is he spoiling for a fight? Does he want clash... Continue Reading →

Putin Signs Crimean Reunification Treaty

Putin Signs Crimean Reunification Treaty by Stephen Lendman On Monday, he endorsed Crimean independence. He signed a decree doing so. It recognizes Sevastopol as a city with "special autonomous status" within the Republic of Crimea. It took effect immediately on signing. It kickstarted the reunification process.  On Tuesday, Putin met with Crimean officials in Moscow.... Continue Reading →

Pre and Post-Crimean Independence Treaty Propaganda

Pre and Post-Crimean Independence Treaty Propaganda by Stephen Lendman A separate article called March 18 historic. Putin and Russian parliamentarians declared support for Crimea joining the Russian Federation.  So do 92% of Russian citizens. Crimeans are going home. They're legally entitled to do so. It's their fundamental right. Not according to Washington. Media scoundrels march... Continue Reading →

Crimeans Choose Russia

Crimeans Choose Russia by Stephen Lendman March 16 was historic. It was important. Crimean authorities showed how real democracy works. They shamed America's sham process.  Monied interests control things. People have no say. Both major parties control a rigged process. They're two sides of the same coin.  Not a dime's worth of difference separates them.... Continue Reading →

Post-Crimean Referendum Propaganda

Post-Crimean Referendum Propaganda by Stephen Lendman Previous articles discussed intense anti-Russian propaganda. It raged up to Sunday's referendum vote. On Monday, it continued. The New York Times headlined "Global Crises Put Obama's Strategy of Caution to the Test," saying: "(W)ith Russia poised to annex Crimea after Sunday's referendum, with a mounting threat to the rest... Continue Reading →

Anti-Russian Propaganda Rages

Anti-Russian Propaganda Rages by Stephen Lendman It's intense. It rages daily. It's unprecedented. It exceeds the worst of Cold War vitriol. Malicious misinformation persists.  Truth is systematically buried. It's turned on its head. Lies, damn lies and vicious agitprop substitute. Obama officials substitute Russia bashing for responsible diplomacy. On March 14, John Kerry lied claiming:... Continue Reading →

Irresponsible Iran/Syria Bashing

Irresponsible Iran/Syria Bashing by Stephen Lendman Washington and Israel are imperial partners in crime. Regime change is longstanding policy. Iran and Syria are prime targets.  Campaigns against their governments continue. Media scoundrels hype Big Lies. So do pro-Israeli and right-wing think tanks. They proliferate them ad nauseam. They drown out truth. Emily Landau is an... Continue Reading →

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