America’s Farcical Political Season Rolls On

America’s Farcical Political Season Rolls On by Stephen Lendman America’s Big Money-controlled political process is hopelessly corrupted - mocking democratic legitimacy. None exists. Duopoly power one-party-rule with two wings excludes it - independents entirely shut out, voters having no say whatever.  Primary season is pure theater with no substance. Voters thinking their choice matters in... Continue Reading →

Liberating Syria Requires Defeating Terrorism

Liberating Syria Requires Defeating Terrorism by Stephen Lendman Preserving Syrian sovereignty depends on eliminating the scourge of US-supported ISIS and other terrorist groups - continuing the unrelenting campaign against them. US calls for cessation of hostilities and Geneva III talks reflect pure deception. Washington wants war, not peace. Ceasefire, if implemented, furthers its imperial objectives,... Continue Reading →

Provocative US Militarization of South China Sea

Provocative US Militarization of South China Sea by Stephen Lendman In 2011, Obama announced his Asia pivot, prioritizing America reasserting its Pacific presence - intending to advance its military footprint aggressively. The aim is challenging China’s growing economic, political and military strength, along with checking Russia - pressuring Asian nations to ally with Washington’s agenda... Continue Reading →

Russia Tables Security Council Resolution Over Possible Turkish Plans to Invade Syria

Russia Tables Security Council Resolution Over Possible Turkish Plans to Invade Syria by Stephen Lendman Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced it, issuing a statement, demanding an end to continued Turkish provocations, undermining Syrian sovereignty, risking full-scale war. Aggressive Turkish actions subvert “efforts to launch a political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic,” she stressed.... Continue Reading →

US Warplanes Bomb Libya

US Warplanes Bomb Libya by Stephen Lendman Two days after the five-year anniversary of US-led NATO naked aggression on Libya, US warplanes attacked again - on the phony pretext of targeting ISIS, including an alleged Tunisian terrorist. “American warplanes struck an Islamic State camp in Libya” 50 miles west of Tripoli, The NYT reported. It... Continue Reading →

Pontiffs and Politics

Pontiffs and Politics by Stephen Lendman The separation of church and state in America is fundamental. Thomas Jefferson and others stressed its inviolability. More on this below. Vatican history isn’t pretty. Pontiffs notoriously meddle where they don’t belong. Liberation theology supporting social justice is verboten.  Pope Francis’ high-minded rhetoric belies papal tradition, supporting wealth and... Continue Reading →

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