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NSA Spying: Worse Than You Think

 

NSA Spying: Worse Than You Think

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's ugly. It's lawless. It's out-of-control. It''s worse than most people think. It's not getting better. It's getting worse.

 

Not according to Obama, saying: 

 

Anti-American Sentiment in Egypt

 

Anti-American Sentiment in Egypt

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 9, the Wall Street Journal headlined "Anti-US Hostility Ramps Up in Egypt. Media Outlets Blast American Policies, Further Straining Ties."

 

More on that below. Throughout the region, America and Israel are the two most hated countries. It's for good reason. It doesn't surprise. 

Federal Judge Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death

 

Federal Judge Sentences Lynne Stewart to Death

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 9, The New York Times headlined "Dying Lawyer's Request for Release From Prison Is Turned Down," saying:

 

New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment

 

New York Times Fuels Anti-Iranian Sentiment

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Times editors, columnists and contributors support the worst of US policies. They regurgitate official lies. 

 

They abhor truth and full disclosure. They substitute managed news misinformation. They do so consistently.

 

Presidential Medal of Freedom Hypocrisy Redux

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America honors its worst. Others most deserving are ignored. Doing the right thing doesn't matter. Supporting wealth, power and privilege wins awards.

 

On August 8, The New York Times headlined "16 Medal of Freedom Honorees Are Named," saying:

 

Pelican Bay Hunger Striking for Justice

 

Anti-American Sentiment in Egypt


by Stephen Lendman


Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria

 

Engineering Potential Disaster in Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The old saying goes be careful what you wish for. You may get more than you bargained for. Washington's wars often don't turn out as planned.

 

Middle East, North African, Eurasian countries are embroiled in conflict. No end game looms. Unresolved conflicts continue. Escalation's likely.

 

Temper Tantrum Politics

 

Temper Tantrum Politics

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 7, Obama cancelled a long-planned Moscow summit. He and Vladimir Putin planned meeting in early September. A previous article explained.

 

Palestinian Prisoners: Petitioning to Block Their Release

 

Palestinian Prisoners: Petitioning to Block Their Release

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish in Israel's gulag. Netanyahu got cabinet approval to release 104. They've been held longterm. They've been denied justice.

 

Release is meaningless. It's shameless. It's contemptuous of Palestinian rights. It falls short of freedom. They'll be ruthlessly harassed. They're denied a moment's peace.

 

US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds

 

US-Backed Death Squads Massacre Hundreds of Syrian Kurds

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Western leaders are silent. Media scoundrels ignore what demands headlines. Cold-blooded murder doesn't matter. It's too insignificant to report. Managed news misinformation substitutes.

 

Syria is America's war. It was planned years ago. Death squads were recruited. Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, and other terrorists are Washington's shock troops.

 

Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure: 50 Reasons Why

 

Decades of Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks Failure: 50 Reasons Why

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Paul Simon's 1975 "Still Crazy After All These Years" album featured the hit song "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover." 

 

Subverting peace perhaps is simpler. Four decades of futile Israeli/Palestinian talks prove it. There never was a peace process. There's none now. 

 

Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot

 

Obama Shoots Himself in the Foot

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's not the first time. It won't be the last. It didn't surprise.

 

Obama represents the worst of rogue state governance. He's a war criminal multiple times over. He heads a repressive police state apparatus.

 

New York Times Editors Support Police State Persecution

 

New York Times Editors Support Police State Persecution

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It doesn't surprise. Times editors, columnists and contributors reflect what famed investigative journalist/critic George Seldes (1890 - 1995) called "prostitutes of the press."

 

They feature managed news misinformation. They suppress what readers most need to know. They support wealth, power and privilege. They oppose popular interests.

 

Fake Terror Alert Extended

 

Fake Terror Alert Extended

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Announced embassy and consulate closures continue all week. Perhaps longer if ordered. Doing so facilitates deception.

 

It reflects duplicitous fearmongering. It's to fool people. It serves America's hidden agenda. It targets dissent. It subverts civil liberties. 

 

Suspect Turkish Court Rulings

 

Suspect Turkish Court Rulings

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On Monday, a landmark case ended. It was politically charged. It was suspect from inception. Everyone tried claimed innocence. Of the 275 alleged coup plotters, most were convicted. 

 

In 2007, proceedings began. Only 21 defendants were acquitted. Another 16 were freed. Consideration for time served brought release. 

 

Lynne Stewart Petitions for Release

 

Lynne Stewart Petitions for Release

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A personal note. Lynne's a friend. So is husband Ralph Poynter. Before her imprisonment, they came on my radio program. We discussed her case.

 

Ralph's been on several times since. He's invited back any time on short notice. Justice for Lynne matters most. She's one of America's best. 

 

AIPAC Promotes War on Iran

 

AIPAC Promotes War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

AIPAC's a blight on humanity. It's an unregistered foreign agent. It operates illegally. It does so destructively. It promotes war. It deplores peace. It represents the worst of Israeli interests.

 

It controls US administrations and Congress. Edward Said called it "the most powerful and feared lobby in Washington."

 

FBI Lets Informants Commit Crimes

 

FBI Lets Informants Commit Crimes

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Evidence mounts. America's a rogue police state. NSA is Stasi's new incarnation. Lawless spying is official policy. Virtually everyone's illegally monitored all the time everywhere.

 

Homeland Security and FBI operate like Gestapo. They menace freedom. They terrorize. They don't protect. They do so for wealth, power, privilege and unchallenged dominance.

 

Syrian Conflict Resolution: Stamp Out Terror

 

Syrian Conflict Resolution: Stamp Out Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles explained. America wants unchallenged dominance. It's ravaging Middle East/North Africa/Eurasian countries. It's doing so to achieve it.

 

It's destroying them one at a time. It's committing mass murder and destruction. It calls it a small price to pay. It wants the region colonized. It wants it balkanized. 

 

Destroying Greece to Save It

 

Destroying Greece to Save it

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Troika scoundrels are looting Greece. They're destroying it. They're waging financial war. They partnered with corrupt Greek officials. 

 

They're strip-mining Greece for profit. It's the epicenter of global pillage. Ordinary people have no say. They're victims of force-fed harshness.

 

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks: Rebooting Failure

 

Israeli/Palestinian Peace Talks: Rebooting Failure

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The so-called peace process is fake. It was stillborn at birth. Fools and liars pretend otherwise. Honest observers understand reality. 

 

According to the Molad Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy:

Iran Inaugurates President Hassan Rohani

 

Iran Inaugurates President Hassan Rohani

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On June 14, Iranians elected Rohani decisively. He won a clear first round majority. He'll serve four years. He's head of state.

 

Obama failed to congratulate him. He hasn't recognized his legitimacy. He's a longtime distinguished leader. He's held numerous high level positions.

 

Goldman Sachs Trader Conviction: Hold the Cheers

 

Goldman Sachs Trader Conviction: Hold the Cheers

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 1, Goldman's Farbice ("Fabulous Fab") Tourre was convicted on six of seven counts. 

 

They involve "making materially misleading statements and omissions in connection with a synthetic collateralized debt obligation (CDO) GS&Co structured and marketed to investors."

Fake Washington Terror Threat

 

Fake Washington Terror Threat

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

They're in various forms. They repeat with disturbing regularity. America's war on terror targets Islam. At issue is duplicitous scaremongering. It advances Washington's imperium. 

 

Wars of aggression follow. False arrests target innocent victims. Terror threats repeat. They're strategically timed. They change the subject. They divert attention.

 

Kerry Supports Egypt's Coup

 

Kerry Supports Egypt's Coup

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

When is a coup not one? When John Kerry claims otherwise. When he says it restores democracy. 

 

It can't reinistate what doesn't exist. It can't do it by military takeover. Perhaps Kerry doesn't understand. America never had democracy. It has none now. 

 

Heightened Russia Bashing

 

Heightened Russia Bashing

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Doing so suggests reinventing the Evil Empire. It's back to the future. It's the new Cold War. It doesn't surprise. 

 

Media scoundrels march in lockstep with America's worst policies. They do so disgracefully. They shame themselves repeatedly. 

 

Israeli Referendum Measure Blocks Land for Peace

 

Israeli Referendum Measure Blocks Land for Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Netanyahu heads Israel's worst government in history. It's hardline. It's extremist. It's fascist. It spurns Palestinian rights. It deplores peace. It enforces occupation harshness.

 

On August 1, Haaretz headlined "Bill requiring referendum on ceding land passes first Knesset reading."

XKeyscore: Instrument of Mass Surveillance

 

XKeyscore: Instrument of Mass Surveillance

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Evidence mounts. America crossed the line. It operates lawlessly. It reflects police state ruthlessness. Big Brother's real. It's not fiction. It watches everyone. 

 

It's about control, espionage and intimidation. It targets fundamental freedoms. It has nothing to do with national security. America's only threats are ones it invents. It does so for political advantage.

Russia Grants Snowden One-Year Asylum

 

Russia Grants Snowden One-Year Asylum

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On June 23, he arrived in Moscow. He applied for asylum. He's been stuck in Sheremetyevo Airport transit zone limbo.

 

Putin was clear and unequivocal. He won't extradite him. No treaty obligation exists. Official requests don't matter. 

 

Obama's Grand Bargain 2.0

 

Obama's Grand Bargain 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's job creation plan targets social justice. It's old wine in new bottles. It prioritizes corporate tax cuts. 

 

It scorns fairness. It ducks reality. It's same old, same old. It doesn't work. It never did. It's not designed to. It won't now.

 

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