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Death Squad Atrocities in Syria

  Death Squad Atrocities in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Since early 2011, Washington waged proxy war on Syria. Daily it continues down and dirty. 

 

Targeting civilians is policy. So are atrocities grave enough to make some despots blush.

 

Targeting Chavez

  Targeting Chavez

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Since taking office in February 1999, Chavez has been Washington's number one Latin American enemy.

 

He worries US officials for good reason. He's a powerful threat. He represents a good example. Venezuela's social democracy shames America's. Bolivarianism works. 

Day of Infamy at General Assembly

  Day of Infamy at General Assembly

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 3, The General Assembly ignored rule of law principles. Member states are sworn to uphold them. 

 

World Bank Opposes Palestinian Sovereignty

  World Bank Opposes Palestinian Sovereignty 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington controls the World Bank. Current president Jim Yong Kim formerly was Dartmouth College president.

 

The World Bank and IMF were established to integrate developing nations into the Global North-dominated world economy. 

Bazooka Economics

  Bazooka Economics

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Did he or didn't he? ECB president Mario Draghi promised "whatever it takes." Great expectations arose. August 2 was D-Day. 

 

Fizzle followed sizzle. Bazooka plans stalled. More on Draghi's pronouncement below and what it means.

Mad Dog Leaders Threaten Humanity

  Mad Dog Leaders Threaten Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A common thread defines Obama and Netanyahu. Their agenda threatens humanity. Both head modern-day Spartas.

 

Israel is very much involved in Washington's war on Syria. At issue is destroying another independent state, murdering thousands, planning more wars, and threatening the entire region and beyond.

Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran

  Illegitimate Sanctions on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington bears full responsibility for imposing illegitimate sanctions on Iran. Other countries are pressured to agree. Doing so harms their own interests.

 

Heavy-handed US bullying largely gets its way. Rule of law principles and norms are violated. At issue is advancing Washington's imperium.

The Austerity Hoax

  The Austerity Hoax

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Since 2008, Western nations have force-fed their people austerity poison. Decline replaces prosperity. Millions suffer. Living standards deteriorate. Societies become no longer fit to live in.

 

Remembering Gore Vidal

  Remembering Gore Vidal

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Many labels characterize him: distinguished author, essayist, playwright, historian, acerbic sociopolitical/cultural critic, freethinker, intellectual, and humanist. 

 

In 2009, the American Humanist Association (AHA) named him honorary president. 

Washington's Total War on Syria

  Washington's Total War on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria attacked no one. It threatens no one. It's victimized by naked Western aggression. Proxy death squads are used. They're armed, funded, trained, and directed by regional and Western states.

 

Washington's Aleppo Strategy Failed

  Washington's Aleppo Strategy Failed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Since WW II, America lost every war it waged. Its only success was destroying nations and murdering millions. 

 

Imagine that legacy for current and future historians to address. Imagine how few will do it accurately and honorably.

Capitalism Failed

  Capitalism Failed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Economic/financial systems dependent on wars and predation eventually self-destruct. Western capitalism is no exception.

 

Major Media Admit Presence of Foreign Militants in Syria

  Major Media Admit Presence of Foreign Militants in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Syria's conflict isn't an uprising, revolution or civil war. It's lawless Western aggression. It targets an independent government and its people. Doing so violates fundamental international law.

 

CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat

  CIA Calls Israel Main US Regional Spy Threat

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On July 28, AP reported it. Anonymous sources were cited. The CIA's Tel Aviv station chief discovered "sensitive equipment he used (at home) to communicate with" headquarters personnel in Langley, VA was compromised.

Permanent War: Official US Policy

  Permanent War: Official US Policy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Nations don’t wage permanent wars and survive. Imagine one calling itself a democracy trying.

 

Washington spends more on militarism and imperial wars than the rest of the world combined. At the same time, vital domestic needs go begging.

Emergency Central Bank Intervention Coming?

  Emergency Central Bank Intervention Coming?

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Greece is a corpse. It's waiting for its obituary to be written. Spain is on life support. Portugal and Ireland are wheezing. Italy is breathing hard. Britannia is sinking. America isn't far behind.

 

High Stakes in Syria

  High Stakes in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The region's fate hangs in the balance. Perhaps much more. The potential ugly reality is chilling.

 

Make no mistake. Washington orchestrated months of bloodbath. Obama officials bear full responsibility. They were last year against Libya. They are currently as violence wracks the country.

New York Times on Israel's Democracy

  New York Times on Israel's Democracy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Times is a longtime imperial apologist. It's no different on Israel. On July 21, its editorial headlined "Israel's Embattled Democracy." 

 

Preventing More Middle East Wars Tops All Priorities

  Preventing More Middle East Wars Tops All Priorities

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's dirty hands control regional belligerence. Longstanding policy unleashed a regional bloodbath. 

 

It advances America's imperium. Willing partners include NATO and Middle East allies. They're serial killers for their own self-interest.

Torturing Children: Official Israeli Policy

  Torturing Children: Official Israeli Policy

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel treats children like adults. Only two countries impose life without parole (LWOP) sentences on minors - America and Israel.

 

Israel is a signatory to the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). It's explicit and binding provisions state:

War Without Mercy on Syria

  War Without Mercy on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Western media misreport what's happening in Syria and why. Propaganda substitutes for truth and full disclosure.

 

Syrians are struggling to prevent Western conquest, exploitation, and control. They're fighting for their lives to stay free.

US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria

  US Proxy Al Qaeda Death Squads in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's agenda involves death squad diplomacy. Evidence mounts proving it. It's standard practice in all US direct and proxy wars. It's how America treats its enemies.

 

Lawless Domestic Spying

  Lawless Domestic Spying

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Years ago, domestic spying was common. Post-9/11, it became institutionalized. Police states do it. So do faux democracies. America is no exception.

 

In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) established a new domestic spying operation. It's called the National Applications Office (NOA).

Chavez Riding High in Polls

  Chavez Riding High in Polls

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Bolivarianism remains overwhelmingly popular. So is Chavez. He heads the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

 

In 1999, he transformed the nation into a Bolivarian republic. It's based on "solidarity, fraternity, love, justice, liberty and equality."

Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda

  Intense Anti-Assad Propaganda

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Western propaganda is relentless. Media scoundrels regurgitate official misinformation and bald-faced lies. Truth and full disclosure are verboten. 

 

Syria Threatens No One

  Syria Threatens No One

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Media scoundrels specialize in distorting comments and meaning.

 

They're hyperbolic over Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi saying Syria would only use chemical weapons against external aggression.

 

Eroding Social Justice in Spain

  Eroding Social Justice in Spain

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Along with Greece, Spain represents the epicenter of decaying Western societies. Multiple rounds of social spending cuts reflect Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's war on his own people. 

 

Approaching Financial Abyss

  Approaching Financial Abyss

 

An ocean of liquidity and institutionalized fraud alone keep dysfunctional economies from imploding.

 

Conditions look increasingly grim. Political solutions resolve nothing. On July 20, Der Spiegel headlined "Merkel Is Driving Europe into the Abyss." It quoted the Financial daily Handelsblatt saying:

Washington's Plan B for Syria

  Washington's Plan B for Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Replacing independent governments with pro-Western puppets is official US policy. So is war on Islam. 

 

Stoking Fear Ahead of London Olympics

  Stoking Fear Ahead of London Olympics

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's "war on terror" never ends. Neither does Britain's. After London was named host for this year's summer games, terrorist fears were stoked.

 

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