Media Responses to Obama’s Speech

Media Responses to Obama's Speech by Stephen Lendman They didn't surprise. Media scoundrels support his worst policies. His neoliberal harshness is endorsed. His alliance with monied interests gets no coverage.  His crimes of war, against humanity and genocide go unmentioned. His partnership with Israel against Palestine isn't explained. His systematic disdain for rule of law... Continue Reading →

Woolrich London Killing: Terrorism or False Flag?

Woolrich London Killing: Terrorism or False Flag? by Stephen Lendman Reports said two assailants hacked a British soldier to death. He's been identified as Lee Rigby. He was killed in broad daylight. It was several hundred meters from southeast London's Woolwich Royal Artillery barracks. Weapons included a machete type knife. Alleged attackers remained on the... Continue Reading →

Wall Street Journal Urges War on Syria

Wall Street Journal Urges War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Perhaps publishing it was strategically timed. It comes with John Kerry in the Middle East. He'll be there through Sunday. He met with foreign ministers of 11 so-called Friends of Syria countries and opposition group representatives. In Jerusalem, he discussed Syria with Netanyahu.  At the... Continue Reading →

Israeli Pillar of Cloud War Crimes

Israeli Pillar of Cloud War Crimes by Stephen Lendman On May 8, B'Tselem published a report titled "Human Rights Violations During Operation Pillar of Defense: 14 - 21 November 2012." Israel's Operation Pillar of Cloud (aka Cloud Column/Pillar of Defense) was naked, premeditated aggression. Previous articles discussed it. "And the Lord went before them by... Continue Reading →

Iraq Today: America’s Imperial Legacy

Iraq Today: America's Imperial Legacy by Stephen Lendman US imperial wars reflect mass slaughter, widespread destruction, ecocide, resource theft, exploitation, unspeakable human pain, suffering and misery, as well as permanent occupation. Washington came to Iraq to stay. US military and other security elements infest the region. It's the oil and unchallenged Middle East dominance, stupid.... Continue Reading →

Mission Creep Toward Full-Scale War on Syria

Mission Creep Toward Full-Scale War on Syria by Stephen Lendman On May 20, Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the Middle East. It's his fourth regional visit since January.  On May 21, he met Oman's Sultan Qaboos. An air defense system/weapons sale, Syria, and related issues were discussed. On May 22, he met... Continue Reading →

Obama’s War on Free Expression

Obama's War on Free Expression by Stephen Lendman It's the most fundamental right. Without it all others are endangered. Obama's waging war to destroy it. He's done so throughout his tenure.  He targeted AP. He did so unjustifiably. A previous article discussed it. It was lawless intrusion. It intimidates journalists, potential whistleblowers, valued sources, and... Continue Reading →

Israel Heads Closer to War on Syria

Israel Heads Closer to War on Syria by Stephen Lendman Syria is Washington's war. It was planned years ago. It began in early 2011. No end of conflict looks near. Escalating it appears likely. Israel's very much involved. It abhors peace and stability. Its history reflects belligerence. It’s a direct threat. It borders Syria.  Both... Continue Reading →

Are Japanese Bonds Signaling Trouble?

Are Japanese Bonds Signaling Trouble? by Stephen Lendman A previous article discussed the disconnect between soaring markets and troubled economies. Liquidity driven markets only skyrocket so long. What can't go on forever, won't. No one's sure when. Eventually the music stops. When that happens, watch out. Signals provide clues. Fed governors hint at slowing QE.... Continue Reading →

Reinventing Guatemalan History

Reinventing Guatemalan History by Stephen Lendman History reinventors support despots. Social democrats are vilified. Crimes of war, against humanity and genocide are sanitized. They're whitewashed. They disappear in plain sight. Wall Street Journal columnist Mary O'Grady tried reinventing Guatemalan history. She failed. More on that below. Washington tolerates no independent governments. Left of center democratic... Continue Reading →

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