Bashing Iran’s Legitimate Missile Tests

Bashing Iran’s Legitimate Missile Tests by Stephen Lendman America, other Western countries and Israel routinely test missiles, including ballistic ones, other weapons in their arsenals and ones they’re developing. No uproar claiming illegality follows, legitimate Iranian tests wrongfully called violations of last year’s nuclear deal. Earlier, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said Tehran’s... Continue Reading →

ISIS Uses Chemical Weapons on Iraqi Civilians

ISIS Uses Chemical Weapons on Iraqi Civilians  by Stephen Lendman ISIS recruits were taught use of chemical weapons and other death squad tactics by CIA operatives in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Jordan. They’re likely able to produce CWs on their own, used as terror weapons in or near areas they control. Saturday’s attack killed... Continue Reading →

Irreconcilable Differences Ahead of Syrian Peace Talks

Irreconcilable Differences Ahead of Syrian Peace Talks by Stephen Lendman US supported terrorist groups, representing the so-called opposition, have unacceptable preconditions going into talks this week. They want Assad out, puppet governance installed, and Syria partitioned into mini-states (John Kerry’s so-called Plan B) - advocating federalized local autonomy as a first step. During a Saturday... Continue Reading →

Blacks Sorry to See Obama Go?

Blacks Sorry to See Obama Go? by Stephen Lendman Based on dubious anecdotal evidence alone, The New York Times claims Black Americans are “proud of Obama’s presidency.” They’re “sad to see him go.” They’re worse off economically than any time since the Great Depression. Nationwide unemployment is 23%, for Blacks much higher, for Black youths... Continue Reading →

Unwanted Refugees Face Nightmarish Conditions in Europe

Unwanted Refugees Face Nightmarish Conditions in Europe by Stephen Lendman Washington and its rogue allies bear full responsibility for the severest refugee crisis since WW II. Thousands daily flee war-torn Syria and other nations, victimized by US-led aggression - unwanted in Europe after enduring hazardous journeys, leaving their homelands in a desperate effort to survive,... Continue Reading →

Imprisoning Palestinian Women and Girls

Imprisoning Palestinian Women and Girls by Stephen Lendman Since Israel’s June 1967 occupation began, about 10,000 Palestinian women and girls were imprisoned. Currently, 60 are incarcerated, including 10 children, three held administratively uncharged. In 2015, 106 Palestinian women and girls were arrested, 60% more than in 2014. According to the Addameer prisoner support group, “intensified... Continue Reading →

Are Agent Provocateurs Disrupting Trump Rallies?

Are Agent Provocateurs Disrupting Trump Rallies? by Stephen Lendman Disrupting popular movements in America (and elsewhere) using agent provocateurs is longstanding practice. The FBI notoriously targets groups out of step with accepted establishment practices - infiltrating, disrupting, sabotaging and destroying their activism for ethnic justice, racial emancipation, as well as economic, social and political equality across... Continue Reading →

Old Guard Republicans Respond to Front-Runner Trump

Old Guard Republicans Respond to Front-Runner Trump by Stephen Lendman Washington Post editors featured them in a Friday op-ed, their latest anti-Trump broadside. Former Mississippi governor, Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour’s comments were the most tepid of bunch, saying little time remains to choose an alternative. He doubts a brokered convention will decide things,... Continue Reading →

Readers Respond to Turkish Publication Zaman Takeover

Readers Respond to Turkish Publication Zaman Takeover by Stephen Lendman Days after Erdogan’s latest assault on press freedom, seizing control of Zaman and its English language Today’s Zaman edition, readership of Turkey’s most popular broadsheet plunged 99% to a tiny fraction of its former circulation. Perhaps it’s heading for journalism’s trash bin, Zaman readers wanting... Continue Reading →

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