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Obama’s Keystone XL Trade-Off: Executive Order Expediting Everything Else

Cross-Posted from Mint Press News

Large segments of the environmental movement declared a win on Jan. 18, 2012, the dawn of an election year in which partisan fervor reigned supreme.

On that day President Barack Obama kicked the can down the road for permitting TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline’s northern half until after the then-forthcoming November 2012 presidential election.

Hopeful and disturbing signs in an unscientific neighborhood survey: Anti-War Conservatives and War-Monger Liberals

By Dave Lindorff


I just had two discussions with neighbors in my suburb of Philadelphia that offer both a hope that the Republican-run House may block President Obama’s war on Syria, and a warning that liberal Democrats could hand him the narrow majority he needs to claim Congressional backing for his war.

Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement

 

Stop Obama's War on Humanity: A Personal Statement

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Candidate Obama pledged hope, peace and change. President Obama delivered duplicity, war and betrayal. 

 

It didn't surprise. His Senate voting record warned. It was way right-of-center. It showed where he stands. His tenure as president does writ large.

 

The Big Dog and Its Tail: Who’s Hiding Behing the ‘Making Assad Accountable’ Mask?

By John Grant


Responses to wrongdoing must not exacerbate problems.
            - Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute
 
 
Watching news coverage of the debate over bombing Syria, one realizes there’s more going on than Barack Obama or John Kerry are telling Congress and the American people. Kerry may have sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee -- but that doesn’t mean he has to tell the whole story.

Busted for Playing Banjo on Independence Mall: Park Rangers Brutally Arrest Iraq War Vet at Anti-Syria Bombing Demo

By Dave Lindorff


Independence Mall, Philadelphia -- The US has yet to launched President Obama’s latest war crime of massively bombing Syria -- a country that does not threaten this nation -- and already federal police thugs, in this case National Park Service Rangers, have brutally arrested an Iraq War Veteran who was peacefully playing her banjo in the shade on Independence Mall in Philadelphia following an anti-war protest and march.


Hackers do damage but government and corporations are the real problem: Internet Hackers and the Real Threat They Expose

By Alfredo Lopez


While certainly not over-shadowing the Obama Administration's military threats against Syria, the cyber attack that brought the mighty New York Times [1] to its knees last week is a major development and should get us all thinking.

Impeach Obama Now!

 

Impeach Obama Now!

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

A previous article called impeaching him a national imperative. Do it now. Do it before it's too late. 

 

He's already guilty of multiple high crimes of war, against humanity and genocide.

 

He plans much more ahead. He intends lawless aggression against Syria. He risks regional war. He's menacing humanity. 

"Frackademia" By Law: Section 999 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Exposed

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog

With the school year starting for many this week, it's another year of academia for professors across the United States - and another year of "frackademia" for an increasingly large swath of "frackademics" under federal law. 

"Frackademia" is best defined as flawed but seemingly legitimate science and economic studies on the controversial oil and gas horizontal drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), but done with industry funding and/or industry-tied academics ("frackademics"). 

Obama's Waging War on Humanity

 

Obama's Waging War on Humanity

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

He's done it since day one in office. It rages nonstop. War on Afghanistan could continue for another decade or longer. 

 

Iraq and Libya are out-of control cauldrons of violence. Syria's the current eye of the storm. Obama intends escalating what's ongoing. Iran's turn awaits.

 

Obama’s and Kerry’s Big Lie: White House Document “Proving” Syria’s Guilt Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

By Dave Lindorff

 

The document released on the White House web site to “prove” to the American people that the Syrian government had used poison gas -- allegedly the neurotoxin Sarin -- to kill hundreds of civilians, is so flawed and lacking in real proof that if it were being used to make a case against a terrorist group it would be too weak to justify an indictment.


Israeli Lobby Targets Syria and Iran

 

Israeli Lobby Targets Syria and Iran

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Waging war on Syria is prelude to targeting Iran. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. 

 

It's the Lobby's prime target. It's Israel's. It's America's. First things first. War on Syria rages. Obama plans direct US intervention. 

 

Obama Invented Pretext for Lawless Aggression

 

Obama Invented Pretext for Lawless Aggression

 

By Stephen Lendman

 

When US enemies don't exist, they're invented. When rule of law principles are clear and unequivocal, they're twisted to fit US policy.

 

On August 30, White House Special Assistant to the President/Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said:

 

Obama's America: Gangsterism Writ Large

 

Obama's America: Gangsterism Writ Large

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's America is an out-of-control rogue state. It's nuclear armed and dangerous. It maintains large stockpiles of hugely toxic chemical and biological weapons. 

 

They're used freely in all US wars. Washington threatens world peace. It risks global war. It's no land of the free and home of the brave. It's not beautiful. 

 

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace

 

Senator v. President Obama on War and Peace

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

All politicians lie. It goes with the territory. Obama honed his skills to a fine art. He's a serial liar. He's a con man. He says one thing. He does another. He's done it throughout his political career.

 

In 1996, he was elected Illinois' 13th district senator. In 1998 and 2002, he was reelected. He lost his 2000 US House bid.

 

Obama's World: Peace a Convenient Illusion

 

Obama's World: Peace a Convenient Illusion

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Peace and stability defeat Obama's agenda. Violence, instability and permanent wars further it. They persist nonstop.

 

New wars follow earlier ones. Some never end. Afghanistan is America's longest war. It's continued longer than WW I and II combined.

 

The Bellicose Obama Regime: Once Again, the Answer Is Bombing

By John Grant


Here we go again.

Polls suggest the American people are fed up after two full-bore wars and the killing of an ambassador in Benghazi following our escapade in Libya. Yet, the Obama administration seems poised to launch another war in Syria.

“We can’t do a third war in 12 years!"

Imperial Madness

 

Imperial Madness

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Benjamin Franklin once said there's no such thing as a good war or bad peace. His advice went unheeded.

 

Big Lies launch wars. One after another follows. Doing so reflects imperial madness. America's a warrior nation. It's addicted to war. It ravages and destroys one country after another. 

 

NSA Bugs UN Headquarters

 

NSA Bugs UN Headquarters

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Spying is official US policy. It's conducted at home and abroad. It's lawless. Big Brother watches everyone. Even UN headquarters is vulnerable. More on that below.

 

Spying on the world body is illegal. Doing so violates the 1946 UN convention. It states:

 

"The premises of the United Nations shall be inviolable." 

Britain's Middle East Spy Station

 

Britain's Middle East Spy Station

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It doesn't surprise. Washington operates the same way. It's longstanding imperial policy. It relates to waging war on freedom.

 

McCarthyism Writ Large

 

McCarthyism Writ Large

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In the late 1930s and 1940s, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) targeted alleged communist sympathizers. Uncorroborated hearsay alone mattered.

 

Prominent Hollywood figures were named. Hundreds of actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, musicians, songwriters, and other artists were accused of communist sympathies. 

 

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame

 

Monsanto's Harvest of Shame

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

In 1960, Edward R. Murrow hosted CBS Reports. It was television the way it should be. It no longer exists. 

 

It was a feature TV documentary series. They're not shown today. They told viewers what they need to know.

 

Manning get’s slammed; a mass-murderer got sprung Crimes and Punishment (or Not)

By Dave Lindorff


Right now I’m thinking about William Laws Calley. 


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:

 

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