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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. 

 

Obama's Grand Bargain 2.0

 

Obama's Grand Bargain 2.0

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Obama's job creation plan targets social justice. It's old wine in new bottles. It prioritizes corporate tax cuts. 

 

It scorns fairness. It ducks reality. It's same old, same old. It doesn't work. It never did. It's not designed to. It won't now.

 

Manning, Snowden and Swarz: America’s Police State Marches On, Media in Tow

By Dave Lindorff


The New York Times, in an editorial published the day after a military judge found Pvt. Bradley Manning “not guilty” of “aiding the enemy” -- a charge that would have locked him up for life without possibility of parole and could have carried the death penalty -- but also found him guilty on multiple counts of “espionage,” called the verdict “Mixed.” Not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty of espionage.


Longstanding Bahraini State Terror

 

Longstanding Bahraini State Terror

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

It's official state policy. King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's one of the region's most ruthless tyrants. Washington supports his worst crimes. 

 

There Should Be No Sighs of Relief: Manning Verdict a Very Pyrrhic Victory

By Alfredo Lopez


The Bradley Manning verdict may seem a victory of sorts for the defense -- it's certainly being treated that way in the mainstream media -- but the decision handed down Tuesday by Court Marshal Judge Colonel Denise Lind is actually a devastating blow not only to Manning, who was convicted of unjustifiably serious charges brought by an aggressive administration seeking to make an example of him, but also to Internet activity in general and information-sharing in particular.

Bradley Manning: Guilty of Doing the Right Thing

 

Bradley Manning: Guilty of Doing the Right Thing

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

Final arguments were presented last week. Judge Col. Denise Lind adjourned for the weekend. Tuesday 1PM EDT was verdict day and time.

 

It didn't surprise. Earlier she refused to dismiss aiding the enemy charges. She let multiple Espionage Act violations stand. She did so disgracefully. Manning faces possible life in prison. 

 

Hardwired Inequality in America

 

Hardwired Inequality in America

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's always been separate and unequal. Today it's worse than ever in modern times. 

 

Wealth disparity between rich and poor is unprecedented. Annually it widens. Government complicity with business bears full responsibility. It's worse than ever under Obama.

 

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline

 

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

America's been declining for decades. It's going the way of all empires. It's dying a slow death. It's epitaph one day will read hubris and overreach killed it. Misguided policies don't work.

 

Chalmers Johnson once said it's "too late for mere scattered reforms." They won't make a damn bit of difference. It's fate is practically sealed. 

 

Lies, Damn Lies and US Promises

 

Lies, Damn Lies and US Promises

 

by Stephen Lendman

 

US promises aren't worth the paper they're written on. They never were. They're not now. They're made to be broken. It happens with disturbing regularity.

 

Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Russia's justice minister Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov. He wants Edward Snowden extradited. He lied. He always lies. He disgraces the office he holds.

 

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