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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:

 

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:

 

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