Eroding Freedoms in America

Eroding Freedoms in America by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) With bipartisan support, fundamental freedoms in America have been eroding for years, notably since the neoliberal 90s. Things greatly accelerated post-9/11 – the mother of all false flags used as a pretext for virtually anything goes at home and abroad. Police state […]

Hollow US Calls for Ending War in Yemen It Launched

Hollow US Calls for Ending War in Yemen It Launched by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Throughout his tenure, Obama waged US aggression in Yemen – drone war launched by Bush/Cheney in October 2001 he continued for eight years. It was and remains part of Washington’s war OF terror, not on it, […]

Will Saudi Crown Prince Be Replaced?

Will Saudi Crown Prince Be Replaced? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) I addressed the possibility in two previous articles, explaining multiple examples of Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) reckless overstepping may be his undoing. His virtually certain responsibility for ordering Jamal Khashoggi’s murder may be the last straw. Has he become damaged […]

Erdogan Suggests Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder

Erdogan Suggests Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Murder by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Stopping short of naming crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) so far, Turkish President Erdogan suggested Saudis are protecting the regime official responsible for ordering Jamal Khashoggi’s abduction and murder, saying: There’s a “game (going on) to save […]

China Preparing for Possible War with US

China Preparing for Possible War with US by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) China wants peace and stability, not war, mass destruction and chaos.  It seeks cooperative relations with all other countries. Unlike America at war in multiple theaters, it’s not engaged militarily against any other nations. Hostile US actions leave it […]

Ethnic Minorities Have Just Cause to Fear Violence in America, Not Jews

Ethnic Minorities Have Just Cause to Fear Violence in America, Not Jews by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Gun violence in America happens with disturbing regularity – Jews targeted like Saturday in Pittsburgh an aberration, not a sign of worrisome anti-Semitism.  Criticizing Zionism and Israel is unrelated to anti-Semitism and hate-mongering. One […]

Saudi Death Squad Controlled by Crown Prince

Saudi Death Squad Controlled by Crown Prince by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Reportedly a Saudi tiger hit squad was formed in 2017 by crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) to covertly assassinate regime critics internally and abroad. Its existence is well known to US and other Western intelligence – comprised of […]

Palestinian Political Prisoners Resist

Palestinian Political Prisoners Resist by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Thousands of Palestinian political prisoners languish under harsh conditions in Israel’s repressive gulag, one of the world’s most brutal. Each one has a story to tell about their wrongful imprisonment and mistreatment behind bars – for resisting illegal occupation harshness, wanting freedom […]

PLO Suspending Agreements with Israel?

PLO Suspending Agreements with Israel? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Illegitimate Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, installed by Israel in January 2005, is a longtime collaborator with the Jewish state – serving its interests for special benefits received, enriching himself at the expense of Palestinians he long ago abandoned. The same goes […]

Will Saudi Crown Prince’s Overstepping Be His Undoing?

Will Saudi Crown Prince’s Overstepping Be His Undoing? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) is de facto kingdom ruler. His father king Salman placed him in charge of regime domestic and geopolitical policies. Blood on his hands multiple times over only matters when featured in […]

Middle East Destabilized Over Khashoggi’s Murder?

Middle East Destabilized Over Khashoggi’s Murder? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US war secretary James Mattis gently blamed Saudi Arabia for regional destabilization over the Khashoggi murder, an incident the Trump regime is going all-out not to let alter US/Saudi relations. Mattis shifted blame to the kingdom for what Washington’s imperial […]

Despotic Saudi Regime a Regional Vision of Light?

Despotic Saudi Regime a Regional Vision of Light? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Among numerous Arab world despotic regimes, Saudi Arabia ranks worst of the worst by far – using its enormous wealth for pure evil, not good. Last February at the Davos World Economic Forum, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir […]

Fascism Triumphs in Brazilian Presidential Election

Fascism Triumphs in Brazilian Presidential Election by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)  In Sunday’s runoff presidential election, hardline Social Liberal Party (PSL) candidate Jair Bolsonaro defeated Workers Party (PT) aspirant Fernando Haddad with 55% of the vote. He’ll succeed US-installed Michel Temer, serving as interim president after the Obama regime’s orchestrated coup […]

US Holds Thousands of Syrian Refugees Hostage

US Holds Thousands of Syrian Refugees Hostage by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Syria is Washington’s war, launched by Obama in March 2011, escalated by Trump, no end of it in prospect. It’s all about wanting pro-Western puppet rule replacing Syrian sovereign independence, isolating Iran, ahead of a similar scheme to topple […]

Massacre in Pittsburgh

Massacre in Pittsburgh by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) On Saturday, alleged shooter 46-year-old Robert Bowers killed 11, wounding six others inside Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue before surrendering to police. Police said he exchanged gunfire with officers, wounding four, one reportedly in critical condition. He was shot, hospitalized, and remains in […]

Istanbul Summit on Syria

Istanbul Summit on Syria by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russia’s Putin, Germany’s Merkel, France’s Macron, and Turkey’s Erdogan met in Istanbul’s Vahdettin Pavilion. It’s an official residence of Turkey’s president, including a state guest house. Joint four-party and bilateral talks were held. Discussions focused on achieving a political solution to endless […]

Russia Foreign Ministry on Syria, Afghanistan, and US INF Treaty Withdrawal

Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Syria, Afghanistan, and US INF Treaty Withdrawal by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) continues to call conditions in Syria “tense.” Conflict is far from resolved. Russia/Turkey agreed on Idlib province demilitarized zone terms were rejected by US-supported al-Nusra and allied […]

The Trump Regime Launched a Nuclear Arms Race

The Trump Regime Launched a Nuclear Arms Race by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) In response to the Trump regime’s unilateral Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty pullout, former Soviet Russia President  Mikhail Gorbachev said the move signals the beginning of a nuclear arms race, saying: “Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan […]

Harmless Mail Bomb Scare Suspect Arrested

Harmless Mail Bomb Scare Suspect Arrested by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Is the targeted individual a legitimate suspect or a convenient patsy? Most likely the latter, but it remains to be seen. How could an ordinary person access mailing addresses of prominent Trump critics sent harmless mail bombs? On Friday, Justice […]