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Harsh Criticism of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks

 

Harsh Criticism of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Council (PHROC) position paper offered straight talk on what's ongoing. It did so responsibly.

 

Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Plans War on Syria Based on Lies

 

Nobel Peace Laureate Obama Plans War on Syria Based on Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In awarding its 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, Committee members turned truth on its head, saying: 

 

Obama made "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

 

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace

 

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

All politicians lie. It goes with the territory. Obama honed his skills to a fine art. He's a serial liar. He's a con man. He says one thing. He does another. He's done it throughout his political career.

 

In 1996, he was elected Illinois' 13th district senator. In 1998 and 2002, he was reelected. He lost his 2000 US House bid.

 

Obama's World: Peace a Convenient Illusion

 

Obama's World: Peace a Convenient Illusion

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Peace and stability defeat Obama's agenda. Violence, instability and permanent wars further it. They persist nonstop.

 

New wars follow earlier ones. Some never end. Afghanistan is America's longest war. It's continued longer than WW I and II combined.

 

Obama's War on Syria Based on Lies

 

Obama's War on Syria Based on Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

All wars are based on lies. Claims about Syrian forces using chemical weapons are false. They're malicious. 

 

They're bald-faced lies. They're repeated anyway. John Kerry wrongfully accused Syria of using chemical weapons. 

 

Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy

 

Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Settling things through the barrel of a gun reflects longstanding US policy. Shoot first, ask questions later defines it. 

 

Invented pretexts initiate conflicts. Defending the indefensible repeats with disturbing regularity.

 

Israel Attacks Palestinians During Peace Talks

 

Israel Attacks Palestinians During Peace Talks

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Doing so exposes the sham process. So do many other similar incidents. Daily violence persists. Dozens of weekly incursions terrorize Palestinian communities.

 

Violence and arrests follow. So do detentions, interrogations and torture. Israel's no peace partner. Palestinians don't have one. They never did. For sure they don't now.

 

John Kerry's Colin Powell Moment

 

John Kerry's Colin Powell Moment

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

All wars are based on lies. Truth prevents them from being waged. America hasn't waged a legal one since WW II. 

 

What's now ongoing bears eerie resemblance to events preceding Bush's Iraq war. Waging them requires pretexts to do so. 

 

Cheerleading War

 

Cheerleading War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

When America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. Might justifies right. Imperial priorities are suppressed.

 

Wars of aggression are called liberating ones. Bombs away is called humanitarian intervention. Nations are destroyed to free them. Plunder is called economic development. So is exploitation. 

 

War on Syria Looms

 

War on Syria Looms

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Russia's gone all out to prevent it. Best efforts aren't working. Last Wednesday's false flag explains. It's pretext for waging war.

 

Dmitry Rogozin is Moscow's former NATO envoy. He's currently Deputy Prime Minister.

 

Imperial Madness

 

Imperial Madness

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Benjamin Franklin once said there's no such thing as a good war or bad peace. His advice went unheeded.

 

Big Lies launch wars. One after another follows. Doing so reflects imperial madness. America's a warrior nation. It's addicted to war. It ravages and destroys one country after another. 

 

NSA Bugs UN Headquarters

 

NSA Bugs UN Headquarters

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Spying is official US policy. It's conducted at home and abroad. It's lawless. Big Brother watches everyone. Even UN headquarters is vulnerable. More on that below.

 

Spying on the world body is illegal. Doing so violates the 1946 UN convention. It states:

 

"The premises of the United Nations shall be inviolable." 

Israel Poised to Attack Syria?

 

Israel Poised to Attack Syria?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel partners with Washington's regional wars. A separate article said America and Britain may attack Syria in days. 

 

Perhaps other NATO partners and Israel will be involved. Hawkish Israeli comments suggest it. On Sunday, Netanyahu said Israel's "finger is on the pulse" of what's ongoing. It need be, it'll move to the trigger.

 

Pentagon Preparing for War on Syria

 

Pentagon Preparing for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's rage for war won't quit. It sacrifices truth. Big Lies substitute. Syria bears no responsibility for Wednesday's incident. Convincing evidence blames insurgents.

 

They used chemical weapons multiple times before. They've been caught red-handed. Don't expect media scoundrels to explain. They feature biased reporting. They ignore hard facts. They do so consistently.

Selling War on Syria

 

Selling War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Waging war requires manufacturing consent. Public opinion's manipulated to do so. Big Lies substitute for full and accurate reporting.

 

Truth is systematically avoided. Americans get a steady diet of managed news misinformation. On August 20, Al Jazeera America (AJAM) debuted. Qatar's monarchy controls programming.

 

Britain's Middle East Spy Station

 

Britain's Middle East Spy Station

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It doesn't surprise. Washington operates the same way. It's longstanding imperial policy. It relates to waging war on freedom.

 

McCarthyism Writ Large

 

McCarthyism Writ Large

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In the late 1930s and 1940s, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) targeted alleged communist sympathizers. Uncorroborated hearsay alone mattered.

 

Prominent Hollywood figures were named. Hundreds of actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, and other artists were accused of communist sympathies. 

 

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame

 

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 1960, Edward R. Murrow hosted CBS Reports. It was television the way it should be. It no longer exists. 

 

It was a feature TV documentary series. They're not shown today. They told viewers what they need to know.

 

Imminent US War on Syria?

 

Imminent US War on Syria?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria is Washington's war. It was planned years ago. It's about regime change. America wants pro-Western puppet leaders replacing independent ones.

 

Washington doesn't launch conflicts to quit. US-enlisted death squads are no match against Syria's military. They're being routed. 

 

False Flag Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

 

False Flag Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

False flags are an American tradition. They're an Israeli tradition. They're used strategically. They reflect Big Lies. 

 

Merriam-Webster calls them "deliberate gross distortion(s) of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic."

 

Drumbeat for War on Syria

 

Drumbeat for War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Whenever America goes to war or plans one, media scoundrels march in lockstep. Truth is the first casualty. Managed news misinformation substitutes. 

 

It happens every time. It's standard practice. It's no different this time. Facts on the ground don't matter. They're systematically ignored. 

 

State-Sponsored Terror on Lebanon

 

State-Sponsored Terrorism on Lebanon

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's war on Syria targets Lebanon. Cross-border spillover's increasing. Neighborhoods were attacked. State-sponsored anti-Assad/Hezbollah terrorists bear full responsibility.

 

In May, two rockets stuck south Beirut. Four casualties were reported. Attacks occurred hours after Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah spoke. 

 

Bradley Manning: Imprisoning a National Hero

 

Bradley Manning: Imprisoning a National Hero

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

We're all vulnerable. We're all Bradley Manning. His fate is ours.

 

Charging, prosecuting, convicting, sentencing and imprisoning him reflects the shame of the nation. It reveals its true face.

 

Lawless NSA Spying Exposed

 

Lawless NSA Spying Exposed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's longstanding. It's no secret. It's well known. Now we know more. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) deserves credit.

 

On August 21, it headlined "Intelligence Agency Attorney on How 'Multi-Communication Transactions' Allowed for Domestic Surveillance."

Syria: Truth v. Lies on Chemical Weapons Use

 

Syria: Truth v Lies on Chemical Weapons Use 

 

By Stephen Lendman

 

Churchill was right saying "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." 

 

Today it circulates instantly. It does so virtually everywhere. 

 

Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels said:

Egypt's Reign of Terror

 

Egypt's Reign of Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Mark Twain once said history doesn't repeat. It rhymes. French history includes la Terreur (the Reign of Terror). Dickens called it the best and worst of times.

 

It began in 1789. It promised "liberte, egalite and fraternite. It lasted a decade. It ended a millennium of monarchal rule. It was socially and politically disruptive. It was violent.

 

Duplicitous Peace Talks Resume

 

Duplicitous Peace Talks Resume

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Global activists oppose them. They do so for good reason. They're dead on arrival. They're fake like all previous times. 

 

They're ongoing secretly. Doing so conceals manipulated injustice. It diverts attention from what's important.

 

Bradley Manning Wrongfully Sentenced

 

Bradley Manning Wrongfully Sentenced

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On July 30, he was wrongfully convicted on 20 of 22 charges. They included multiple Espionage Act violations. It's a WW I relic. 

 

It belongs in history's dustbin. It's unrelated to exposing serious government wrongdoing. 

 

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Use Canard

 

The Syrian Chemical Weapons Use Canard

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Throughout months of conflict, Assad faced repeated accusations of chemical weapons use. No evidence whatever suggests it. 

 

Clear evidence suggests otherwise. Wrongful accusations persist. They ring hollow. They lack credibility. It doesn't matter. They repeat with disturbing regularity.

 

Britain's War on Freedom

 

Britain's War on Freedom

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Arguably America, Israel and Britain are the developed world's most repressive states. Democracy's a convenient illusion. It exists in name only.

 

Police state ruthlessness reflects policy. It's not new. It's worse than ever now. Modern technology makes it easy. It's used oppressively. It targets ordinary people. It's done for any reason or none at all.

 

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