Is Rex Tillerson’s Ouster Imminent?

Is Rex Tillerson’s Ouster Imminent? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) I’ve written before about the mutual disenchantment between him and Trump on major issues, including North Korea, the Iran nuclear deal and others. Reportedly, he called Trump a “moron” privately. The president criticized him for “wasting his time” on seeking diplomatic […]

Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case

Supreme Court Hears Landmark Case by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Constitution’s Fourth Amendment affirms “(t)he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath […]

9th Security Council Meeting This Year on North Korea

9th Security Council Meeting This Year on North Korea by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Nine Security Council sessions in a single year on one issue against one country may be a record number. It’s surely an example of unprecedented counterproductiveness. Instead of pushing North Korea to suspend its nuclear and ballistic […]

Congressional Press Office Strips RT’s Capitol Hill Credentials

Congressional Press Office Strips RT’s Capitol Hill Credentials by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) America’s war on press freedom rages, RT and Sputnik News prime targets, all independent media threatened. Every outlet and journalist diverging from the official narrative is endangered by a nation wanting truth-telling on vital issues suppressed. Free and […]

US Hypocrisy on Humanitarian Conditions in Syria

US Hypocrisy on Humanitarian Conditions in Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Washington bears full responsibility for humanitarian crisis conditions in Syria – war launched by Obama, escalated by Trump. Washington uses ISIS and other terrorist groups as imperial foot soldiers, supporting the scourge it pretends to oppose – Western media […]

Senate Tax Cut Bill Heads Toward Passage?

Senate Tax Cut Bill Heads Toward Passage? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Drafting legislation is like sausage-making, neither a pretty sight. Comparing one to the other is offensive to sausage makers. Simply Sausage president Stanley Feder earlier said “(w)ith legislation you have hundreds of cooks – members of Congress, lobbyists, federal […]

World’s Leading Human Rights Abuser Points Fingers the Wrong Way

World’s Leading Human Rights Abuser Points Fingers the Wrong Way by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) No nation in world history did more harm to more people over a longer duration than America – beginning before the republic was established, more ruthless today than ever, including waging war on dissent and digital […]

North Korean ICBBM Able to Strike America?

North Korean ICBM Able to Strike America? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) According to Pyongyang’s KCNA news agency, “(t)he ICBM Hwasong-15 type weaponry system (test-fired Tuesday) is an intercontinental ballistic rocket tipped with super-large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the US.” The ballistic missile tested  […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The Hundred Billion Dollar Man

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos: The Hundred Billion Dollar Man  by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) It’s an obscenity, not a mark of distinction or impressive achievement – symbolic of unprecedented wealth inequality in a nation obsessed with super-wealth and profit-making for its privileged class. It comes at the expense of a growing underclass, […]

Washington Urged to Bomb Iran

Washington Urged to Bomb Iran by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On November 28, speaking at a Washington DC Forum on the nuclear threat in 2017 and global efforts to reduce the likelihood of their use, John Kerry said Israel, the Saudis and Egypt pushed the Obama administration to bomb Iran before […]

Israel Finds New Ways to Rewrite the Rule of Law

Israel Finds New Ways to Rewrite the Rule of Law by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Usually it ignores international laws and its own statute laws, including High Court rulings interfering with its ruthless agenda.  Nothing stands in its way of its actions, no matter how outrageous against Palestinians or neighboring states […]

Russia Owns Trump?

Russia Owns Trump? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) It’s hard keeping track of everything Russia is falsely accused of. Claims include nonexistent aggression in Ukraine, meddling in America’s election, affecting the Brexit vote, the one supporting Catalan independence – plus a whole lot more, none of it credible, all of it […]

Russia Intercepts a US Spy Plane Approaching Its Airspace

Russia Intercepts US Spy Plane Approaching Its Airspace by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US hostility toward Russia is longstanding, worse than ever today, a dire situation, risking confrontation between the world’s dominant nuclear powers. Russia responds to provocative US actions in an entirely different way than if the tables were turned. […]

US Triangulation in Syria

US Triangulation in Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The idea involves playing both sides against the middle, keeping options open, promising support for both sides, a strategy to benefit the manipulator – dirty politics, the way America operates, why it can never be trusted. According to Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut […]

EU Renews Use of Likely Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide

EU Renews Use of Likely Carcinogenic Glyphosate Herbicide by Stephen Lendman Monsanto has been selling glyphosate to farmers since 1974 – under the trade name Roundup, used to kill weeds without killing crops. It’s currently the most commonly used herbicide in America – sales today 100-fold greater than when first introduced. In March 2015, the […]

Washington’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Washington’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Created in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis, the CFPB has been more bark than bite. In September 2010, Obama appointed Elizabeth Warren (current US senator) as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury […]

Kurdish YPG Fighters Willing to Join Syrian Army?

Kurdish YPG Fighters Willing to Join Syrian Army? by Stephen Lendman According to YPG-led Syrian Kurdistan defense chief Rezan Gilo, “(t)here is no problem for our forces to join the Syrian army if a new Syrian constitution is drafted on a federal basis and the rights of all the Syrian components are reserved.” Joint Syrian […]

Falsely Accusing Russia of Killing Civilians in Syria

Falsely Accusing Russia of Killing Civilians in Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Since Russia began combating US-supported terrorists in Syria over two years ago, it’s been falsely accused of killing civilians numerous times. US terror-bombing in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia, along with drone strikes elsewhere, massacred countless  […]

Syria Peace Talks

Syria Peace Talks  by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Multiple earlier Geneva rounds failed because of unacceptable demands by opposition delegates involved. They remain much the same, a prescription for failure again. Syria’s delegation delayed its departure for Geneva because of opposition insistence that Assad step down – an unacceptable demand. Talks […]

Israel Threatens War on Syria

Israel Threatens War on Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Washington and Israel demand regime change in Syria, along with removal of Iranian and Hezbollah forces involved in combating ISIS and other terrorists. Despite most of Syrian territory liberated from US-supported terrorists, winning the peace remains a formidable challenge. Washington, NATO, […]