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 →

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 →

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 →

Ukraine Crisis Escalates

Ukraine Crisis Escalates by Stephen Lendman War of words continues. Washington played the sanctions card. Obama acted unilaterally. He did so by executive order. He targeted "individuals and entities responsible for activities undermining democratic processes or institutions in Ukraine." It includes what he calls "military intervention in Crimea." His action doesn't preclude further steps. Expect... Continue Reading →

Israel Hypes Nonexistent Iranian Threat

Israel Hypes Nonexistent Iranian Threat by Stephen Lendman On Thursday, Israeli Lt. Col. Peter Lerner lied. He claimed Israeli naval forces intercepted an Iranian arms vessel.  It was heading for Gaza via Sudan, he said. It carried medium-range missiles, he added. So-called Klos-C surface-to-surface M302 rockets were named. The alleged incident happened in the Red... Continue Reading →

Putin v. Obama: Geopolitical Opposites

Putin v. Obama: Geopolitical Opposites by Stephen Lendman It bears repeating what other articles stressed. Putin supports peace and stability. Obama wages one war after another. Putin affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles. Obama ignores them. He claims a divine right to achieve unchallenged hegemony. He does it belligerently. Putin believes nation-state... Continue Reading →

Waging War While Talking Peace

Talking Peace While Waging War by Stephen Lendman Sham Israeli/Palestinian peace talks continue. They began last July. They're supposed to conclude in April.  Palestine's elected government wasn't invited. It's excluded from talks. Longtime Israeli collaborators represent Palestinians. They do so illegitimately. Chance to resolve longstanding conflict is ZERO. Kerry's so-called framework agreement is totally one-sided. ... Continue Reading →

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