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America’s assault on a free press moves into high gear: Detention of Greenwald Partner in London Clearly Came on US Orders

By Dave Lindorff


It is becoming perfectly clear that the outrageous detention of American journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Brazilian partner David Miranda by British police during a flight transfer at London’s Heathrow Airport was, behind the scenes, the work of US intelligence authorities.


Obama's War on Yemen

 

Obama's War on Yemen

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Iraq war rules of engagement (ROE) were explicit. They ordered killing every military-aged Iraqi on sight. Afghanistan policy is similar. 

 

Drone wars reflect it. Baseless suspicion leaves innocent civilians vulnerable. Point and click death awaits them. There's no place to hide.

 

Russia vs. U.S. Gas “Cold War” Underlying Edward Snowden Asylum Standoff

Cross-Posted from Mint Press News

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Nearly two months ago, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden handed smoking-gun documents on the international surveillance apparatus to The Guardian andThe Washington Post in what’s become one of the most captivating stories in recent memory.

Mubarakism 2.0

 

Murarakism 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

February 11, 2011 marked the end of Mubarak's 30-year dictatorship. July 3, 2013 reflects its reincarnation.

 

Iron fist junta power's reinstated. Perhaps it'll be worse than before. For sure it is now. Violence continues daily. Many hundreds, perhaps thousands, died. Countless numbers were injured and arrested.

 

Fear Grips Egypt

 

Fear Grips Egypt

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

There's good reason to worry. Egypt's a virtual war zone. No end of confrontations loom. Junta officials say crackdowns will continue. Live fire's officially authorized.

 

Pro-Morsi supporters demand he be reinstated. They're defiant. They promise daily protests. EU officials said they'll review relations with Egypt. 

 

Egypt's Bloody Friday

 

Egypt's Bloody Friday

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Egypt's bloody crackdown continues. On Friday, scores more died. Some estimates say close to 200. More on that below.

 

On August 16, the Muslim Brotherhood's Ikhwanweb headlined "Statement: Friday of Rage," saying:

 

Institutionalized US Spying: More Than NSA Involved

 

Institutionalized US Spying: More Than NSA's Involved

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Washington has 16 known US spy agencies. NSA and CIA are best known. Perhaps few Americans know much about the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

 

It calls itself "first in all-source defense intelligence to prevent strategic surprise and deliver a decision advantage to warfighters, defense planners, and policymakers." 

 

World Leaders Declare America and Israel Pariah States: A Fable

 

World Leaders Declare America and Israel Pariah States: A Fable

 

By Stephen Lendman

 

They're responsible for state-sponsored terrorism. They violate fundamental international law doing. It's no longer tolerated.

 

Victor Hugo once said, "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come."

 

Egypt's Bloody Wednesday

 

Egypt's Bloody Wednesday

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

On January 30, 1972, Northern Ireland's Bogside Massacre was called Bloody Sunday. UK soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilian protesters and bystanders. They did so in cold blood.

 

Fourteen deaths resulted. So did numerous injuries. Reports said five civilians were shot in the back of the head.

 

Obama Appoints Spy Chief to Head NSA Investigation

 

Obama Appoints Spy Chief to Head NSA Investigation

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

The fix is in. You can't make this stuff up. It sounds like a bad film plot. It's true. Obama's reform assures business as usual. His promises aren't worth the paper they're written on.

 

He says one thing. He does another. It happens every time. He broke every major promise made. He's a serial liar. He governs lawlessly.

 

Egypt: Blood in the Streets

 

Egypt: Blood in the Streets

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Junta power runs Egypt. Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) generals decide policy. Interim officials serve at their pleasure. 

 

On July 3, President Mohamed Morsi was ousted. Coup authority replaced him. It did illegitimately. His supporters want him reinstated. They've been camped out in Cairo for weeks. SCAF threatened to roust them.

 

America: Addicted to War

 

America: Addicted to War

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's been that way from inception. America's history reflects violence. It's blood-drenched. It glorifies war. It does so in the name of peace.

 

America believes war is peace. It's part of the national culture. Eventually it's self-destructive. Today's super-weapons make the unthinkable possible.

 

Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man

 

Larry Summers: Wall Street's Man

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

When his Fed chairmanship term ends in January, Bernanke's expected to step down. Wall Street wants Summers replacing him. It usually gets what it wants. More on that below.

 

Money power runs America. The Federal Reserve isn't federal. It's privately owned and controlled. Wall Street decides who runs it. 

 

EU a Key NSA Target

 

EU a Key NSA Target

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Previous articles discussed institutionalized NSA spying. It's a rogue agency. It's out-of-control. It operates lawlessly. It manufactures fake security threats. The only real ones are state-sponsored.

 

NSA subverts fundamental freedoms. It targets dissent. It wants whistleblowers silenced. It conducts espionage on allies. EU nations are prime targets.

 

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. 

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:

 

Confronting the latest attack on our privacy and freedom: Lavabit's Profile in Corporate Principles and Personal Courage

By Alfredo Lopez


The term "collateral damage" is most frequently applied to the "non-targeted" death and destruction brought by bombs and guns. But it seems that our government, the master of collateral damage, is now doing it in "non-violent" ways. Take the recent situation at Lavabit.

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.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden: Whistleblowers as Modern Tricksters

By John Grant


Every generation occupies itself with interpreting Trickster anew.

                      -Paul Radin

 

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.

 

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. 

 

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