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UN Report on Mavi Marmara Massacre

  UN Report on Mavi Marmara Massacre - by Stephen Lendman

 

On May 31, 2010, Israeli commandos willfully and maliciously interdicted Freedom Flotilla vessels in international waters, bringing humanitarian aid to besieged Gazans. 

 

In the process, they slaughtered nine Turkish nationals aboard the mother Mavi Marmara ship, wounding dozens more, and arresting everyone on board.

 

Israel's Proposed Counterterrorism Law

  Israel's Proposed Counterterrorism Law - by Stephen Lendman

 

In recent years, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) increasingly warned about infringements of democratic freedoms in Israel. 

 

Major concerns involve undermining free expression, human dignity, equality, pluralism, freedom of assembly and right to protest, and whether certain positions can be declared illegitimate, despite the democratic right of anyone to profess them.

Besieging and Terror Bombing Sirte

  Besieging and Terror Bombing Sirte - by Stephen Lendman

 

In his latest article, Paul Craig Roberts calls America "utterly corrupt" and "certainly no 'light unto the world.' "

 

In her latest article, Diana Johnstone said "Western 'democracy' is in danger of being gradually reduced to a mere ideological excuse to attack, ravage and pillage other people's countries."

 

Libya: NATO's Latest Charnal House

  Libya: NATO's Latest Charnel House - by Stephen Lendman

 

When NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and indescribable human misery follow. Libya is its latest trophy.

 

Judge for yourself. View another snapshot of the "new Libya:"

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=9A9TsImz9Ys

HR 2829 Targets Palestinian Statehood

  HR 2829 Targets Palestinian Statehood - by Stephen Lendman

 

Lawless extremists infest Congress like crabgrass besets lawns. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R. FL) is one of the worst.

 

She once supported assassinating Fidel Castro, telling the Miami Herald: "If someone were to do it, I wouldn't be crying."

 

Israel's Operation Summer Seeds

  Israel's Operation Summer Seeds - by Stephen Lendman

 

Ahead of the General Assembly's likely granting Palestine statehood recognition and full de jure UN membership in September or early October, Israel is preparing its army and arming settlers for disruptive protests.

 

NATO's Genocidal Rape of Libya

  NATO's Genocidal Rape of Libya - by Stephen Lendman

 

Continuing NATO atrocities on Libyan civilians gave naked aggression a new name. 

 

Call it what it is: Lawless, Willful, Malevolent Genocidal Gang Rape, the new supreme international crime against peace ongoing at this time.

 

NATO Style Liberation

  NATO Style Liberation - by Stephen Lendman

 

Wherever it goes, NATO slaughters, ravages, lays waste, incinerates, contaminates, devastates, conquers, colonizes, plunders, exploits, impoverishes and immiserates. 

 

Libya is its latest victim. 

 

Washington Threatens Palestinian Statehood Bid

  Washington Threatens Palestinian Statehood Bid - by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington wages wars multiple ways, including militarily, financially, and politically by supporting wrong over right each time.

 

For decades, it subverted peace negotiations and Palestine's bid for statehood. The Obama administration's now doing it again, besides waging multiple wars and undermining freedom wherever it surfaces, abroad and at home.

NATO'S Ugly Face

  NATO's Ugly Face - by Stephen Lendman

 

View it yourself!

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/soket1234

 

Images don't lie, except NATO's fake ones produced in Doha, Qatar and perhaps elsewhere on Hollywood sound stages.

 

Never Forgive, Never Forget

  Never Forgive, Never Forget - by Stephen Lendman

 

After covering Libya's rape since last winter in dozens of articles, no forgiving or forgetting is possible for one of history's great crimes. 

 

Nor is ignoring those responsible, condemning them forthrightly, and explaining why all wars are waged. 

 

Follow-Up Comments on Palestinian Statehood Vote

  Follow-Up Comments on Palestinian Statehood Vote - by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article discussed the upcoming September UN General Assembly vote, accessed through the following link:

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/08/general-assembly-palestinian-statehood.html

 

Rebel Assassins Terrorizing Libyans

  Rebel Assassins Terrorizing Libyans - by Stephen Lendman

 

In his new article headlined, "9/11 After A Decade: Have We Learned Anything?" Paul Craig Roberts said:

 

"Today Americans are unsafe, not because of terrorists and domestic extremists, but because they have lost their civil liberties and no protection from unaccountable government power."

 

General Assembly Palestinian Statehood Vote

  General Assembly Palestinian Statehood Vote - by Stephen Lendman

 

Earlier articles discussed it, accessed through the following links:

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/palestinian-statehood-and-other.html

 

http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/04/declaring-independent-palestinian-state.html

Libya: Keep the Freedom Flame Alive

  Libya: Keep the Freedom Flame Alive - by Stephen Lendman

 

Trapped for days in Tripoli's Rixos Hotel, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) arranged for the release of over 30 foreign journalists yesterday. 

 

They're now at the Corinthia Hotel, awaiting a boat for transport to Malta, then home via Europe that can't arrive until fighting subsides. Given the chaos and violence, it could be a while.

NATO's Libya War: A Nuremberg Level Crime

  NATO's Libya War: A Nuremberg Level Crime - Stephen Lendman

 

The US/UK/French-led war on Libya will be remembered as one of history's greatest crimes. It  violates the letter and spirit of international law and America's Constitution.

 

The Nuremberg Tribunal's Chief Justice Robert Jackson (a US Supreme Court Justice) called Nazi war crimes "the supreme international crime against peace."

 

Obama's Wars on Humanity

  Obama's Wars on Humanity - by Stephen Lendman

 

America's a poster child failed state, defined in a recent article as follows:

 

(1) An inability or unwillingness to protect its citizens from violence and other forms of harm.

 

(2) Its abrogation of rule of law standards.

Libya War: It Ain't Over Till It's Over

  Libya War: It Ain't Over Till It's Over - by Stephen Lendman

 

Mark Twain once called reports of his death greatly exaggerated. The same hold for Libyans, not ready to submit to NATO colonization, occupation, plunder and exploitation. Not at least without a fight.

 

The stakes are high - stay free or die socially, economically, politically, emotionally, and/or perhaps physically.

 

NATO's Planned Bloodbath in Tripoli

  NATO'S Planned Bloodbath In Tripoli - by Stephen Lendman

 

NATO intends to get the bloodbath it wants through intensified terror bombing and low-level strafing of civilians and nonmilitary sites. 

 

No matter that it grossly violates international and constitutional law, what Washington-led member states long ago trashed.

 

New York Times: Lying about Libya and Palestine

  New York Times: Lying about Libya and Palestine - by Stephen Lendman

 

Note: A follow-up article will continue the narrative below. Currently, events in Tripoli are fluid.

 

Progressive Radio News Hour contributor Mahdi Nazemroaya's overnight email said:

 

Palestinian Right of Self-Defense

  Palestinian Right of Self-Defense - by Stephen Lendman

 

Repeatedly, Israel preemptively bombs, shells, and inflicts other forms of lawless violence on Gazans, bogusly claiming self-defense. 

 

When they respond, Israel calls it terrorism, claiming justification for greater attacks in "self-defense," what international law prohibits.

 

Another Israeli False Flag?

  Another Israeli False Flag? - by Stephen Lendman

 

Mossad and Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) have  long, odious histories of committing them. More on that below. 

 

At issue now is whether the August 18 bus and other attacks inside Israel were committed by external elements or Israel, and if so, why?

 

Bear Country

  Bear Country - by Stephen Lendman

 

Financial markets provide early signals of future economic conditions, good or bad. Currently, they're flashing red.

 

On August 19, economist David Rosenberg reported the bad news about major world stock markets in bear territory, including Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia, Belgium, Portugal, India, and others heading there, including Japan, China and America.

Falsified New York Times Middle East Reports

  Falsified New York Times Middle East Reports - by Stephen Lendman

 

They appear daily like weeds on all topics. As a result, Times reports aren't fit to read, let alone print. August 18 was no exception, publishing lies about Libyan insurgent victories. 

 

On August 18, headlining, "Libyan Rebels Gain Control of Oil Refinery as Qaddafi Forces Flee," Kareem Fahim's article was pure Pentagon propaganda, duplicitously lying to readers. 

Eretz Yisrael: Lawless, Corrupt and Dysfunctional

  Eretz Yisrael: Lawless, Corrupt and Dysfunctional - by Stephen Lendman

 

What do you call a country that persecutes occupied people and one-fifth of its own population for not being Jewish? An illegal occupier for over 44 years, suffocating over 1.6 million Gazans under siege! A nation practicing torture, persecution, and racism as official policies! A modern day Sparta, glorifying wars and violence!

 

RIP: America's Anti-War Movement

  RIP: America's Anti-War Movement - by Stephen Lendman

 

On August 8, the libertarian Reason Foundation (RF) asked about the absence of anti-war sentiment in America, saying:

 

"The Obama administration is on pace to have more American soldiers killed in" Iraq and Afghanistan than Bush did in his first term.

 

Rick Perry: Extremist White America's Evangelical Hope

  Rick Perry: Extremist White America's Evangelical Hope - by Stephen Lendman

 

Consider the unpalatable 2012 options, a choice between:

 

-- a so far unopposed lawless/crime boss/militarist/pro-war/anti-populist president; and

 

Daily Rogue State Israeli Lawlessness

  Daily Rogue State Israeli Lawlessness - by Stephen Lendman

 

It begs the question why Israelis put up with lawless governance harming them as well as Palestinians. When will weeks of social injustice outrage arouse them to embrace universal equity? 

 

Why haven't Martin Luther King's words hit home that, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In Israel and Occupied Palestine, Arabs and Jews both are harmed. Injustice to anyone denies it to all.

Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya

  Falsified Major Media Reports on Libya - by Stephen Lendman

 

Major media specialize in what they do best: truth inversion (aka bad fiction), not doing what journalists are supposed to do - their job, especially covering imperial wars for dominance and rich spoils.

 

With Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) falling apart and rebel forces in disarray, today's headlines belie the truth, reported by independent "un-in-bed-with" journalists and other sources.

Economic End Times

  Economic End Times - by Stephen Lendman

 

Despite a deepening global depression, establishment economists are in denial. On June 9, the Wall Street Journal said those surveyed expected slow, steady growth through 2011, despite high US unemployment, a housing depression, European sovereign debt in crisis, and the unreported insolvency of major French and other banks.

 

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