US Senate Intends New Illegal Sanctions on Russia

US Senate Intends New Illegal Sanctions on Russia by Stephen Lendman No nations may impose sanctions on others unilaterally or together with allies. Security Council members alone may do it. Washington consistently breaches international, constitutional and US statute laws, operating by its own rules, the common thread defining all rogue states. In late May, bipartisan... Continue Reading →

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syrian Conflict

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syrian Conflict by Stephen Lendman Since Russia intervened in September 2015 at the behest of Bashar al-Assad, significant progress was made in liberating parts of the country held by US-supported terrorists. In her press briefing days earlier, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on improving conditions - despite a long way... Continue Reading →

US Created and Supports ISIS

US Created and Supports ISIS by Stephen Lendman It's one of the dirtiest of dirty open secrets. US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) documents prove it - obtained by Judicial Watch through a FOIA lawsuit. They show ISIS, al-Qaeda and likeminded terrorist groups are the "major forces" used as US foot soldiers in Syria, Iraq and... Continue Reading →

Chelsea Manning Interviewed

Chelsea Manning Interviewed by Stephen Lendman On May 17, she was released, her 35-year political incarceration for exposing US war crimes commuted to seven years, her long ordeal finally over - a chance at last to rebuild her life. While imprisoned, she was prohibited from communicating directly with the public. In an interview with  The... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu Wants UNRWA Abolished

Netanyahu Wants UNRWA Abolished by Stephen Lendman Established in 1949, the UN Relief and Works Agency provides healthcare, education and other vital social services for millions of displaced Palestinians - in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provides similar services for refugees elsewhere. During... Continue Reading →

Netanyahu Demands Settlements Remain As Part of a Peace Deal

Netanyahu Demands Settlements Remain As Part of a Peace Deal by Stephen Lendman His demand is unacceptable, a nonstarter, more proof of Israel rejecting conflict resolution, wanting endless occupation harshness - Palestinians denied their fundamental rights. According to a Haaretz report, Netanyahu demanded during 2014 US-brokered peace talks that settlements be allowed to remain in... Continue Reading →

Trump’s UK Visit on Hold

Trump's UK Visit on Hold by Stephen Lendman It may be cancelled altogether. Reportedly he told Prime Minister Theresa May he won't come until Brits support him - highly unlikely any time ahead. He doesn't want to visit London if large-scale protests are planned during his visit. Days after his inauguration, in response to May... Continue Reading →

US Senate Advances More Illegal Sanctions on Iran

US Senate Advances More Illegal Sanctions on Iran by Stephen Lendman In late May, Senate Foreign Relations Committee members, by an 18 - 3 vote, approved the "Countering Iran's Destabilization Activities Act of 2017 (CIDAA)." It imposes new illegal sanctions on the Islamic Republic for contrived reasons because legitimate ones don't exist. On Wednesday, a... Continue Reading →

Gaddafi’s Son Freed

Gaddafi's Son Freed by Stephen Lendman Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was part of his father's inner circle - serving in a diplomatic and public relations capacity. He held no official government position. Mentioned as a possible successor to his father, he rejected the notion. US-led NATO raped and destroyed Libya, transforming Africa's most developed nation into... Continue Reading →

US Casualties in Afghanistan

US Casualties in Afghanistan by Stephen Lendman Aggression in sovereign Afghanistan is Washington's longest forever war, months short of 17 years. US forces came to stay. Occupation is permanent -planned long before 9/11, the pretext used to launch it, despite bin Laden and the Taliban having nothing to do with what happened. Millions of Afghans... Continue Reading →

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