Fake Congressional Opposition to War

Fake Congressional Opposition to War- by Stephen LendmanThe US electorate sent a clear, unequivocal message in the November mid-term elections. End the Iraq war and bring home the troops. Many supporting war in the 109th Congress lost out to more moderate voices taking over their seats because voters want change and expect new faces to... Continue Reading →

George Bush’s Samson Option

George Bush's Samson Option - by Stephen Lendman The Samson Option is terminology used to explain Israel's intention to use its nuclear arsenal as an ultimate defense strategy if its leaders feel threatened enough to think they have no alternative. It comes from the biblical Samson said to have used his great strength to bring... Continue Reading →

Hugo Chavez’s Social Democratic Agenda

Hugo Chavez's Social Democratic Agenda - by Stephen LendmanHugo Chavez Frias was reelected by an overwhelming nearly two to one margin over his only serious rival on December 3, 2006 giving him a mandate to proceed with his agenda to build a socialist society in the 21st century on a Bolivarian model designed to meet... Continue Reading →

Ecuador’s President Embraces Bolivarianism

Ecuador's President Embraces Bolivarianism - by Stephen LendmanHugo Chavez Frias gained an Ecuadoran ally last November when voters rejected Washington's choice and the country's richest man and elected Raphael Correa its President by an impressive margin. Correa is a populist economist and self-styled "humanist, leftist Christian" promising big changes for another Latin American country long... Continue Reading →

UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism

UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism - by Stephen LendmanThe world community calls them "Blue Helmets" or "peacekeepers," and the UN defines their mission as "a way to help countries torn by conflict create conditions for sustainable peace" by implementing and monitoring post-conflict peace processes former combatants have agreed to under provisions of the UN Charter. The Charter... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Kafkaesque “Matrix of Control”

Israel's Kafkaesque "Matrix of Control" - by Stephen LendmanFinding an equitable solution to the intractable, festering decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the Gordian Knot that must be cut to achieve peace overall in the Middle East. Today, no solution is in sight nor are any serious efforts planned to find one despite occasional rhetoric to the... Continue Reading →

Venezuela’s RCTV Acts of Sedition

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition - by Stephen LendmanOn December 28, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Frias delivered his annual "greeting speech" to the National Armed Forces (FAN) and announced the operating license of TV station Radio Caracas Television (known as RCTV) broadcasting on VHF Channel 2 won't be renewed when it expires on May 27,... Continue Reading →

Democrat Agenda Omissions

Democrat Agenda Omissions - by Stephen LendmanWith all the customary pomp and pageantry accompanying the occasion, the 110th nominally (first time in 12 years) Democrat-led Congress convened on Capitol Hill on January 4. It was done much the same as in earlier years except for the first time ever a woman took the gavel after... Continue Reading →

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