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AIPAC Wants War on Iran

 

AIPAC Wants War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

AIPAC is an unregistered foreign agent. It calls itself "America's Pro-Israeli Lobby." It's represented Israeli interests since 1953. 

 

Virtually no one in Congress confronts it. Doing so is a career-ender. It has enormous influence over US Middle East policies affecting Israel, including war and peace.

 

Agent Orange: A Deadly Legacy

 

 

Agent Orange: A Deadly Legacy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Fifty-one years and counting! On August 10, 1961, America began spraying Agent Orange in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Operation Ranch Hand waged herbicidal warfare for 10 years.

 

Dangerous Anti-Iranian Warmongering

 

Dangerous Anti-Iranian Warmongering  

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America and Israel wage aggressive wars of choice. Enemies don't exist so they're created. Belligerence is standard practice. Reckless irresponsibility defines their thinking. 

 

Ravaging countries to control them is policy. Rule of law principles and human lives don't matter. Wealth and power alone are prioritized. So is thinking might is right and what we say goes.

Julian Assange: Political Refugee

 

Julian Assange: Political Refugee

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

International law protects refugees and asylum seekers. 

 

Article I of the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees calls them:

 

Silencing Dissent in America

 

Silencing Dissent in America

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Freedom in America is endangered. Bipartisan complicity plans destroying it altogether. 

 

America is on a fast track toward tyranny and ruin. Police state laws threaten everyone.

 

Bahrain Imprisons Human Rights Leader

 

Bahrain Imprisons Human Rights Leader

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Al Khalifa monarchy rules Bahrain despotically. State terror is policy. Activists are targeted, arrested, tortured, and imprisoned. Kangaroo court proceedings deny justice.

 

Israelis Against War with Iran

 

Israelis Against War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Polls show most Israelis and Americans oppose war with Iran. Political leaders pay no attention nor ask why Iran, with or without nuclear weapons, would strike Israel or any other country?

 

Iran hasn't attacked another nation in over 200 years. It threatens none now. It's not developing or producing nuclear weapons. Washington, Israeli, and most other world leaders know it.

Another Anti-Iranian Hate Group

 

Another Anti-Iranian Hate Group

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America has no shortage. Belligerent groups infest the country. United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is one of many. Its leaders represent extremist neocon interests. By any definition they’re rogues.

 

Mark Wallace serves as CEO. He held several Bush administration positions, including UN envoy.

Ecuador to Washington and Britain: Go to Hell

 

Ecuador to Washington and Britain: Go to Hell

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

For around two months, Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy after requesting political asylum. 

 

Sweden wants him extradited on spurious charges. They include unlawful coercion, sexual molestation and rape.

 

The American Way

 

The American Way

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Past and present leaders reveal the soul of their nations. Arguably America never had one. Current domestic and foreign policies provide convincing evidence.

 

Police state harshness targets defenders of right over wrong everywhere. National resources go for militarism, belligerence, and making super-rich elites richer. Corporations are licensed to steal, exploit, and plunder. 

Non-Aligned Movement Summit

 

Non-Aligned Movement Summit

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) web site says it has 115 members "representing the interests and priorities of developing countries."

 

Colonizing Nations 101

 

Colonizing Nations 101

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Last December, Truth 11.com offered a model for destroying and colonizing nations. In Orwellian newspeak, it said:

 

(1) Global "Mafia" scoundrels target nations "ripe for 'Regime Change.' " Calling them rogue states enlists support.

What Next in Syria?

 

What Next in Syria?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A war of words accompanies conflict on the ground. On August 14, Reuters headlined "Assad's rule disintegrating, ex PM says after defecting," saying:

 

Former prime minister Riad Hijab claims Assad "controls less than a third of Syria and his power is crumbling."

War Without Mercy in Syria

 

War Without Mercy in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

If wars had labels, Syria's conflict would be called Made in America. 

 

Paul Wolfowitz and other Project for the New American Century (PNAC) ideologues planned it years ago. They also targeted half a dozen or more other countries.

Goldman Sachs Free to Keep Stealing

 

Goldman Sachs Free to Keep Stealing

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Goldman again got off scot-free. On August 9, the Justice Department dropped criminal fraud charges. Evidence the equivalent of enough firepower to sink a carrier battle group was buried and forgotten. More on what happened below.

 

Drumbeat for War on Iran

 

Drumbeat for War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Haaretz knows better. Still it misreports on Iran. On August 12, its editorial headlined "Netanyahu's dangerous demagoguery on Iran" saying:

 

"Iranian nuclear weapons are a threat to Israel - but its leaders' demagoguery is just as dangerous."

Paul Ryan's Socially Destructive Agenda

 

Paul Ryan's Socially Destructive Agenda 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Ryan and other Republican House Budget Committee members call it "The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal."

 

Austerity Hastens Economic Decline

 

Austerity Hastens Economic Decline

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama and other Western leaders face Depression conditions. Roosevelt addressed them in the 1930s. Imagine how austerity then would have imposed greater hardships.

 

Instead Americans got Social Security, homeowners loan refinancing, and moratoriums on foreclosures. Small farmers were helped unlike current subsidies earmarked for agribusiness. 

Bahrain's War on Freedom

 

Bahrain's War on Freedom

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In February 2011, major protests erupted. Bahrainis challenged despotic rule nonviolently. Daily they protest. Police state harshness confronts them. 

 

At issue is King Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's regime. Bahrainis want popularly elected leadership replacing him.

 

Unconscionable Media Warmongering

 

Unconscionable Media Warmongering

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington needs media support to wage wars and plan new ones. Broadcast and print scoundrels oblige. 

 

Paid liars infest Western media. Managed news misinformation creates enemies. Fear is stoked. War is cheerled, glorified, and sanitized to suppress truths too grim to report.

 

Israel's Neoliberal Hammer Strikes

 

Israel's Neoliberal Hammer Strikes

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In America and across Europe, austerity is official policy. It's also true in Israel. 

 

Among developed countries, America, Britain, and Israel are the most socially unjust. Street protests rail against public policy. Favored corporations and rich elites alone benefit. Most Jews suffer, Israeli Arabs most of all.

New York Times Style Debates

  New York Times Style Debates

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

French moralist/essayist Joseph Joubert (1754 - 1824) said it's "better to debate a question without settling it than settle a question without debating it."

 

Crimes Against Humanity

  Crimes Against Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel commits daily crimes against humanity. Intermittently, crimes or war are committed. 

 

For decades, Palestinians have been ruthlessly persecuted and denied justice.

 

Full-Scale War in Syria

  Full-Scale War in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov calls it "full-scale civil war." It's full-scale but not civil.

 

Another Mossad False Flag?

  Another Mossad False Flag?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America and Israel use them strategically. Timing is key. Innocent victims suffer. Fingers point the wrong way. Cui bono matters most. 

 

Obama's War on Humanity

  Obama's War on Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama targets humanity at home and abroad. Illinoisans paying attention knew long ago. He served as senator for the state's 13th district. 

 

He sold out straightaway. Real estate interests had their man. Gentrification demolitions rewarded them. Poor folks were driven out. Most were Black.  

Stoking False Threats

  Stoking False Threats

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Fearmongering, propaganda, deception, and hidden truths are weapons of war. They're used to convince people they're justified, righteous and vital.

 

To War or Not to War

  To War or Not to War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Will Obama wage more wars or won't he? He's already fighting multiple direct and proxy ones. November elections approach. Electoral priorities dictate policy.

 

Cybersecurity Bills Threaten Freedom

  Cybersecurity Bills Threaten Freedom

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Various cybersecurity acts threaten constitutional freedoms.

 

On March 27, HR 4263: SECURE IT Act of 2012 was introduced. Now in committee, no further action was taken.

 

Rights of Demonstrators in Palestine

  Rights of Demonstrators in Palestine

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Last September, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published an "Informational Pamphlet for Demonstrators in the Occupied Territories."

 

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