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Security Council Showdown on Syria

  Security Council Showdown on Syria

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Slowly things are coming to a head. America, Israel, rogue NATO partners, and regional despot allies are itching for a fight with Syria. Russia and China stand firmly opposed.

 

Say No to War

  Say No to War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Wolfgang Borchert: German, author, playwright, poet. His experience under Hitler and Wehrmacht service changed his life.

 

Walid Hanatsheh: Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience

  Walid Hanatsheh: Palestinian Prisoner of Conscience

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association calls Hanatsheh "a human rights defender who is currently in administrative detention."

 

New Syria Resolution: Better but Still Flawed

  New Syria Resolution: Better but Still Flawed

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Its sponsors include America, Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, Colombia, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, UAE, Oman, Lybia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Togo.

 

Notably, Russia and China aren't included. Nonetheless, Russian UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin said:

Promoting War, Spurning Peace

  Promoting War, Spurning Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

US and Israeli agendas need enemies. Both pursue rogue state policies.

 

They defy international laws and conventions, applying rule of law standards to others, not themselves. Their interests alone matter, no matter the toll on others.

Israeli Settlements: An Obstacle to Peace

  Israeli Settlements: An Obstacle to Peace 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Netanyahu's Likud Party platform says the following about Palestinian self-determination:

 

Former US Policymakers Promote War on Iran

  Former US Policymakers Promote War on Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 2007, former Senators Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell established their Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) imperial project front group.

 

Among other issues addressed, warmaking's prioritized. Its board of directors include: 

New York Times-Style Journalism

  New York Times-Style Journalism 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Like other major media scoundrels, New York Times writers, op-ed commentators and editorials fail the test. They're biased, shameless and irresponsible, especially on issues of war and peace.

 

Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa: Israeli Prisoner of Conscience

  Khader Adnan Mohammad Musa: Israeli Prisoner of Conscience

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 1948, brute force established Israel. In 1967, militarized occupation of one-fifth of former Palestine followed. 

 

University of Ottawa Systemic Racism and Abuse

  University of Ottawa Systemic Racism and Abuse 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On June 3, 2008, former Canadian politician/UN ambassador/pro-Israeli flack Allan Rock became U of O president. 

 

His administration's marked by secrecy, political censorship, abuse of students and faculty, and repudiation of fundamental university values.

Consensus 9/11: Seeking Truth, Dispelling Lies

  Consensus 9/11: Seeking Truth, Dispelling Lies

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Consensus 9/11 seeks "best evidence" proof to dispel official story falsehoods. It's founded on:

 

"(1) The opinions of respected authorities, based on professional experience, descriptive studies, and reports of expert committees.

Israel Lawlessly Indicts MK Sa'id Naffa

  Israel Lawlessly Indicts MK Sa'id Naffa - by Stephen Lendman

 

Israel reveals its rogue credentials daily. In mid-July 2010, its Knesset stripped MK Hanin Zoabi of key parliamentary rights and privileges for participating in the May 2010 Freedom Flotilla bringing vital aid to Gaza. 

 

Since then, she's been vilified, threatened, and may be prevented from standing for reelection. Hard-liners call her a "traitor."

Europe's Losing Game

  Europe's Losing Game - by Stephen Lendman

 

Partnering with America has consequences.  Europe's paying by shooting itself in the foot. 

 

On January 23, EU representative for foreign and security affairs, Catherine Ashton, broke the news. She announced an "unprecedented" anti-Iranian oil embargo, effective July 1 and immediately from new contracts.

 

Targeting AIPAC

  Targeting AIPAC

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On January 23, Occupy AIPAC announced plans to confront the powerful Israeli Lobby in Washington from March 2 - 6. More on what's planned below.

 

Washington's War on Syria

  Washington's War on Syria 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On January 28, Arab League monitors suspended operations in Syria. In early February, they'll decide whether to end them altogether. League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby blamed Assad for "resort(ing) to escalating the military option in complete violation of (his) commitments."

 

Targeting Iranian Nationals

  Targeting Iranian Nationals - by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington's first regime change priority is Syria. At issue is isolating Iran. Then devoting full attention to replacing its current government with a pro-Western one.

 

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA

  ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA - by Stephen Lendman

 

Internet freedom's on the line. SOPA and PIPA threatened Net Neutrality and free expression. So does ACTA. More on it below. 

 

For now, the largest online protest in Internet history got Congress to abandon SOPA and PIPA for now but not permanently. Expect resurrection in modified form. Language may change but not intent. ACTA's worse.

 

Forecasting Economic Decline

  Forecasting Economic Decline 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Economic analyst Harry Dent's 2009 book, titled "The Great Depression Ahead" became a national bestseller. He predicted the current crisis and worse ahead.

 

Torture and Abuse in Libya

  Torture and Abuse in Libya - by Stephen Lendman

 

NATO's alleged "responsibility to protect" was subterfuge. Months of terror bombings left Libya a charnel house.

 

Africa's most developed country was ravaged. Tens of thousands were killed, multiples more injured, and millions left on their own sink or swim.

 

Selling War

  Selling War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Throughout its history, America glorified wars in the name of peace. From inception, they're perpetuated against one or more domestic or foreign adversaries.

 

Profile of a Rogue State

  Profile of a Rogue State

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's unmatched globally. However, pound for pound, based on size, its policies, and regional threat, Israel stands out.

 

Daily, its crimes against humanity continue. On January 23, Jerusalem police arrested two Palestinian officials, Khaled Abu Arafeh and Mohammed Totah.

Obama's Failed State of the Union

  Obama's Failed State of the Union

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It was typical Obama, taking credit for what should be condemned. He's a fraud, a crime boss, a war criminal multiple times over, a moral coward, and serial liar. 

 

Independent Libyan Fact-Finding Mission

  Independent Libyan Fact-Finding Mission

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A joint report was released by the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC).

 

The Armenian Genocide

  The Armenian Genocide

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Raphael Lemkin defined genocide as:

 

Whistling Past the Graveyard

  Whistling Past the Graveyard

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Europe's sinking. Japan's in recession. China risks landing hard. America's sure to follow. Yet equity markets rallied impressively so far in January.

 

Arab League Arrogance

  Arab League Arrogance

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On December 26, Arab League observers began monitoring Syrian cities. They'll remain another month, despite calls to remove them. 

 

Violence Rages in Libya

  Violence Rages in Libya 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Occupied Libya isn't pretty. Libya SOS said its government "recognize(d) the presence of the forces belonging to 14 different nationalities in the country under the umbrella of the training, assistance and advice."

 

America's Great Divide Between Rich and Poor

  America's Great Divide Between Rich and Poor

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 1962, Michael Harrington's "The Other America" exposed the nation's dark side, saying:

 

NPR and PBS Anti-Iranian Propaganda

  NPR and PBS Anti-Iranian Propaganda 

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Both National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting serve corporate and imperial interests. They're called public to conceal their agenda.

 

UK Government Suppresses Truth

  UK Government Suppresses Truth

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Press TV broke the news headlining, "Ofcom revokes Press TV's UK license," saying:

 

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