NYT Hypocrisy on Healthcare

NYT Hypocrisy on Healthcare by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The Times notoriously supports wealth, power and privileged interests at the expense of progressive ones. Its opposition to Trumpcare is more about hostility toward the president and support for abominable Obamacare than concern about House and Senate healthcare measures gutting Medicaid and... Continue Reading →

Phony Pretexts for US Sanctions

Phony Pretexts for US Sanctions by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) All unilaterally imposed US sanctions are illegal - virtually always imposed on sovereign independent states America doesn’t control, ones it’s hostile toward for bogus reasons. On Tuesday, bipartisan House members overwhelmingly approved new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea. Senate... Continue Reading →

CNN Fake News About Russia Sending Weapons to Taliban

CNN Fake News About Russia Sending Weapons to Taliban by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) The fabricated accusation surfaced earlier. In April, US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A) head General John Nicholson Jr lied, claiming “(w)e continue to get reports of” Russia supplying Taliban fighters with weapons. “We support anyone who wants to help... Continue Reading →

Are AG Jeff Sessions’ Days Numbered?

Are AG Jeff Sessions’ Days Numbered? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Days earlier, Trump criticized Sessions for recusing himself from the Justice Department’s Russiagate investigation - saying had he known, he wouldn’t have appointed him AG, adding: “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I... Continue Reading →

Brussels Opposes New US Sanctions on Russia

Brussels Opposes New US Sanctions on Russia by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) House and Senate members are poised to impose tough new illegal sanctions on Russia for phony reasons. They’re aimed at preventing improved bilateral relations, Trump held hostage to their deplorable agenda. On Sunday, new White House press secretary Sarah... Continue Reading →

Iraqi Vice President in Moscow

Iraqi Vice President in Moscow by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki served as prime minister from 2006 to 2014. Washington forced him out for not being subservient enough to US interests. Haider al-Abadi replaced him. Weeks later, Maliki became one of three Iraqi vice presidents. He holds... Continue Reading →

Israel Changes Oppressive Al-Aqsa Tactics

Israel Changes Oppressive Al-Aqsa Tactics by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) Israel’s security ministers decided to replace unacceptable metal detectors outside mosque entrances with equally unacceptable high-tech surveillance cameras - desecrating the compound’s sanctity and religious rights of Palestinian worshipers. So-called advantaged technology/high-resolution cameras reportedly can detect “hidden objects,” including possible weapons... Continue Reading →

WaPo Supports New Illegal US Sanctions on Russia

WaPo Supports New Illegal US Sanctions on Russia by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) They’re aimed at preventing improved relations with Moscow, Congress overwhelmingly wanting any positive outreach by Trump undermined. Last week, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Washington intends keeping sanctions in place “whatever we would do…even if we... Continue Reading →

Tillerson Considering Resignation?

Tillerson Considering Resignation? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) According to media reports, he’s grown frustrated over disagreements with Trump on Iran, deep State Department cutbacks, and other issues. As former head of oil giant ExxonMobil, he’s out of his element as chief US diplomat - even though he’s had extensive business... Continue Reading →

Trump Seeking Way Out of Iran Nuclear Deal?

Trump Seeking Way Out of Iran Nuclear Deal? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman) It’s an international agreement, involving the five permanent Security Council members plus Germany. Abrogating it to please Israel, its US lobby, and hardline administration officials would put Trump at odds with Washington’s key European allies, along with Russia... Continue Reading →

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