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Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya

  Planned Peacekeeper Occupation of Libya - by Stephen Lendman

 

The peacekeepers are coming! The peacekeepers are coming! War, mass killing and destruction continue, but they're coming!

 

In fact, paramilitaries are coming to kill and terrorize Libyans wanting liberation, not occupation. 

 

Abbas Speech Signals Capitulation

  Abbas Speech Signals Capitulation - by Stephen Lendman

 

Without saying it, he left little doubt how he'll petition the UN on September 23.

 

Speaking on television from Ramallah, he said:

 

"We are going to the United Nations to request our legitimate right, obtaining full membership for Palestine in this organization."

Palestine's Rocky Road to Statehood

  Palestine's Rocky Road to Statehood - by Stephen Lendman

 

Some roads prove too rocky to traverse, especially when opposition against the real thing comes from alleged supportive allies.

 

The worst of all enemies often are traitors to a just cause. That in a word sums up Palestine's dilemma as loyalists count down to September's General Assembly meeting next week. 

 

Targeting Lawyers: America v. Paul Bergrin

  Targeting Lawyers: America v. Paul Bergrin - by Stephen Lendman

 

Post-9/11, thousands of political prisoners languish unjustly behind bars or await trial.

 

They include lawyers for challenging injustice, especially for defending the "wrong" clients after America declared war on humanity.

 

Israeli Police State Crackdowns Against Palestinian Demonstrators

  Israeli Police State Crackdowns on Palestinian Demonstrators - by Stephen Lendman

 

America's First Amendment guarantees free assembly. No matter. Demonstrators for social, economic and political justice are assaulted and arrested.

 

For weeks, hundreds of peaceful environmental protesters in front of the White House against a controversial 1,661-mile Alberta, Canada to Port Arthur, TX pipeline have been arrested for exercising their constitutional rights - whatever the issue.

Face-Off: Palestine v. Washington/Israel on Statehood

  Face-Off: Palestine v. Washington/Israel on Statehood - by Stephen Lendman

 

With the moment of truth arriving next week, rhetoric from both sides suggests Palestinians again will lose out.

 

Instead of an advocate representing them in New York, a collaborationist apparently will show up. Public statements and body language say so.

 

Anti-Israeli Friction Helps Palestinians

  Anti-Israeli Friction Helps Palestinians - by Stephen Lendman

 

Borrowing the opening line from Dickens' "Tale of Two Cities:"

 

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...."

 

New York Times: Railing Against Palestinian Statehood

  New York Times: Railing Against Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman

 

Longstanding Times policy supports wealth and power; war, not peace; US hegemony and imperial rampaging; and all things benefitting Israel.

 

In so doing, it turns a blind eye to its most egregious violations of international law, norms and standards.

 

Israeli/Turkish/Palestinian Tensions

  Israeli/Turkish/Palestinian Tensions - by Stephen Lendman

 

Issues affecting Palestinians include: 

  • statehood within 1967 borders (22% of historic Palestine);

 

  • East Jerusalem as its capital;

 

Implications of Palestinian Statehood

  Implications of Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles discussed likely Palestinian statehood and full UN membership if proper procedures are followed. 

 

They also suggested Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will belie his supportive rhetoric by betrayal at the 11th hour.

 

Anti-Israeli Rage in Egypt

  Anti-Israeli Rage in Egypt - by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 18, Israel aggressively entered Sinai, killing five Egyptian security force members and injuring seven others. 

 

At issue was allegedly looking for unnamed attackers held responsible for eight same day Israeli deaths.

 

9/11: Echoes of the Big Lie

  9/11: Echoes of the Big Lie - by Stephen Lendman

 

During and after 9/11 weekend, duplicitous echoes persist, regurgitating official lies instead of full disclosure.

 

A September 10 Wall Street Journal editorial headlined, "The 9/11 Decade," recalling its 9/11/01 edition, saying:

 

What Passes for Journalism and Opinion in America

  What Passes for Journalism and Opinion in America - by Stephen Lendman

Another Century of War

  Another Century of War - by Stephen Lendman

Palestinian Statehood: Now's the Time

  Palestinian Statehood: Now's the Time - by Stephen Lendman

 

Palestinians worldwide want it. So do supporters and up to 140 countries. They comprise more than enough to ensure it and full de jure UN membership.

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) can petition the General Assembly directly. It has sole admittance power, not the Security Council only able to recommend.

 

Obama Style Stimulus

  Obama Style Stimulus - by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's leadership is defined by lawlessness, serial lying and betrayal of the public trust. 

 

For ordinary Americans, his new proposal amounts to a combination left hook, right cross haymaker, decking workers when they need uplifting.

 

Allegedly Foiling Jerusalem Terrorist Attacks

  Allegedly Foiling Jerusalem Terrorist Attacks - by Stephen Lendman

 

Here we go again. We've seen it all before strategically timed, especially in America. A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/05/false-flags-american-tradition.html

 

It said:

The Irvine 11

  The Irvine 11 - by Stephen Lendman

 

On February 9, New York Times writer Jennifer Medina headlined, "Charges Against Muslim Students Prompt Debate Over Free Speech," saying:

 

On February 8, 11 Muslim students interrupted Israeli ambassador Michael Oren's University of California-Irvine speech, criticizing him and Israeli injustice. In fact, they exercised their fundamental First Amendment right doing so.

 

Systematic Israeli State Terror

  Systematic Israeli State Terror - by Stephen Lendman

 

Despite his own cross to bear, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got it right calling Israel responsible for "state terror."

 

In fact, it's official policy, ongoing for decades against non-Jews, especially Palestinians without letup.

 

9/11 Mythology: The Big Lie of Our Time

  9/11 Mythology: The Big Lie of Our Time - by Stephen Lendman

 

Winston Churchill rightly explained that "(a) lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Today, of course, it circulates everywhere instantly.

 

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Germany's Reich Minister of Propaganda, once said:

 

Israeli Oppression Continues While Talking Peace

  Israeli Oppression Continues While Talking Peace - by Stephen Lendman

 

No wonder Palestinians want and deserve statehood, as well as full UN membership to be able to seek World Court redress, and be able to sue under Genocide Convention provisions, and why not. 

 

Israel's lawless hypocrisy is shameless given what goes on daily - bombings, killings, mass arrests, settlement expansions, dispossessions, and other civil and human rights abuses on an ongoing basis. More on that below.

America's Sick Economy

  America's Sick Economy - by Stephen Lendman

 

Sooner or later the usual pundits and "experts" showing up on tout TV will buckle and admit what honest analysts have been saying all along:

 

America's economy is sick and getting sicker. Since 2008, working households have struggled through the early stages of a protracted global depression, getting worse.

 

Is Syria Next?

  Is Syria Next? - by Stephen Lendman

 

America's business isn't just war and grand theft. It's also regime change by whatever means.

 

A previous article mentioned General Wesley Clark, from his book, "Winning Modern Wars," saying that Pentagon sources told him two months after 9/11 that war plans were being prepared against Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. Months earlier, they were finalized against Afghanistan.

Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth

  Media Manipulation of 9/11 Truth - by Stephen Lendman

 

In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously ruled for Fox News, saying no rule or law prohibits distorting or falsifying news. 

 

Just as Wall Street, war profiteers, Big Oil, Big Pharma, and other corporate favorites steal with impunity, it's OK for America's media to lie.

 

Lawlessness and Injustice Define America and Israel

  Lawlessness and Injustice Define America and Israel - by Stephen Lendman

 

Rogue state lawlessness and contempt for humanity define both nations.

 

At home, America is plagued by police state laws, contempt for human and civil rights, out-of-control corruption, banker occupation, corporate control of Washington, record budget and national debt levels, as well as depression-sized unemployment, poverty, homelessness, hunger and despair.

How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War

  How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War

 

by Stephen Lendman 

 

ISBN: 978-0-9833539-4-2 192 pp. $16.95 2011 

 

Turkey/Israeli War of Words

  Turkey and Israeli War of Words - by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article discussed release of the leaked UN Palmer Commission's report on Israel's May 2010 Mavi Marmara massacre, killing nine Turkish nationals in cold blood.

 

Access it through the following link:

 

Libya, Inc.: Coming Waste, Fraud and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale

  Libya, Inc.: Coming Waste, Fraud and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale - by Stephen Lendman

 

Like in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, wherever America and its Western allies show up, pillaging is sure to follow. 

 

Libya is no exception, earmarked as another profit center to be exploited. A previous article discussed it, accessed through the following link:

 

Promoting Fear and Hate in America

  Promoting Fear and Hate in America - by Stephen Lendman

 

Numerous previous articles explained how fear is used in America, notably against Muslims for political advantage.

 

They're described as fundamentalists, extremists, terrorists, and fanatics. They're identified with violence, when, in fact, Islam has common roots with Christianity and Judaism. Their tenets are based on love, not hate; peace, not violence; charity, not exploitation; and a just, fair society for people of all faiths.

Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit

  Carving up the Libya Corpse for Profit - by Stephen Lendman

 

On September 1, dozens of predator states met in Paris to pick apart Libya's bones even though it's breathing, if barely.

 

We've seen it before, notably in Iraq under Paul Bremer's 100 orders that turned the country into a cutthroat capitalist laboratory. Baghdad was open for business at fire sale prices with US and other Western firms having first dibs on everything.

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