Hollywood Fundraiser for Israel’s Killing Machine

Hollywood Fundraiser for Israel’s Killing Machine by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) So-called Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF) hold annual gala fundraisers for its killing machine in US cities nationwide – a way to extort money from naive and supportive donors. Guests include high-ranking Israeli military and government officials. Well-known […]

Three Israeli Critics Elected to Congress Won’t Change a Thing

Three Israeli Critics Elected to Congress Won’t Change a Thing by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Bipartisan congressional support for Israel is rock solid. It’s been this way for decades without any prospect for weakening the longstanding special relationship. Rarely is anyone critical of Israel elected to either house, its lobby going […]

Undemocratic Dems and Media Russophobes Support Mueller’s Witch Hunt

Undemocratic Dems and Media Russophobes Support Mueller’s Witch Hunt by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US political and media hostility toward Russia exceeds anti-Soviet sentiment against the country during the height of the Cold War. It’s reinvented version rages with no end of it in prospect. Russia is demonized for its sovereign […]

Pompeo Threatens to Starve Iranians

Pompeo Threatens to Starve Iranians by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Illegal unilaterally imposed sanctions by the US against Iran and other countries amounts to waging war by other means. So far, high oil prices offset the effects of US sanctions, head of Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization Mohammad Baqer Nobakht explained. […]

Khashoggi’s Body Believed Dissolved in Hydrofluoric Acid

Khashoggi’s Body Believed Dissolved in Hydrofluoric Acid by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) According to Turkish police, traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals were found in a well at the Saudi’s consul general home in Istanbul. Turkey’s prosecutor believes his remains were completely dissolved – after he was strangled to death […]

Futile Russian Good Faith Peace Initiatives

Futile Russian Good Faith Peace Initiatives by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Since 2011, Russian good faith conflict resolution efforts in Geneva, Astana, Sochi and Vienna achieved no tangible results toward ending Washington’s war in Syria. In its 8th year, it continues raging despite most areas of the country liberated from US-supported […]

Trump Sacks Jeff Sessions

Trump Sacks AG Jeff Sessions by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The handwriting was on the wall since Sessions recused himself from Robert Mueller’s Russiagate probe in March 2017, along with other issues relating to phony accusations of Russian US election meddling. Mueller never should have been appointed special counsel in the […]

Arab World Largely a Cesspool of Ruthless Despotism

Arab World Largely a Cesspool of Ruthless Despotism by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman’s (MBS) ordered abduction and murder of Jamal Khashoggi was a drop in an ocean of brutal Arab world internal and cross-border high crimes. State-sponsored murder, torture, intolerance of dissent, and countless other […]

Netanyahu Regime Backs Death Penalty for Palestinian Political Prisoners

Netanyahu Regime Backs Death Penalty for Palestinian Political Prisoners by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Cold-blooded murder of defenseless Palestinians has been official Israeli policy from inception. Its 1947-48 ethnic cleansing war of independence indiscriminately raped and massacred countless thousands of defenseless Palestinians, displacing hundreds of thousands from their historic homeland – […]

An Iconic David v. Goliath Moment in Gaza

An Iconic David v. Goliath Moment in Gaza by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Gaza is a virtual war zone – undeclared but just as real, under suffocating blockade conditions, slow-motion genocide against the Strip’s long-suffering people, victims of Israeli apartheid viciousness. Twenty-year-old A’ed Abu Amro is one of many Gazan profiles […]

US Midterm Election Postmortems

US Midterm Election Postmortems by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) When it comes to getting and staying informed, the only reliable choice for ordinary people is following alternative media. Dominant print and electronic sources report what they want readers and viewers to know, not what’s vital for everyone to understand. The official […]

US Midterms: Split Decision

US Midterms: Split Decision by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The disturbing reality is when things change electorally in America, they remain the same. Dirty business as usual always wins, the underlying reality of Tuesday’s midterm voting like all earlier “elections.” Mark Twain was right saying: “If voting made a difference, they […]

True and False Accusations of US Midterm Election Interference

True and False Accusations of US Midterm Election Interference by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Ahead of Tuesday midterms, investigative journalist Greg Palast said illegal voter purges went on in a number of states – including Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska and Nevada. “I have never seen anything like it in […]

More US Sanctions on Iran Coming

More US Sanctions on Iran Coming by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Weaponized US sanctions are all about Washington waging war by other means – against Iran and numerous other countries. When unilaterally imposed by nations against others, they’re flagrantly illegal, Security Council members alone authorized to take this action, not individual […]

Are Trump Regime Hardliners Heading for War on Iran?

Are Trump Regime Hardliners Heading for War on Iran? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Was the Trump regime’s JCPOA pullout and harsh sanctions prelude for something far more aggressive – aiming to weaken and try toppling Iran’s government forcefully? Most world community nations oppose Trump’s unacceptable and illegal toughness on Iran. […]

Pompeo and Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions

Pompeo and Mnuchin on Iran Sanctions by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Their joint Monday press conference ignored the Trump regime’s extrajudicial action. They arrogantly don’t give a hoot about world community opposition. Eight countries so far were granted temporary waivers to buy Iranian oil, likely to become permanent next year directly […]

Trump Regime’s Anti-Iran Agenda Likely to Fail

Trump Regime’s Anti-Iran Agenda Likely to Fail by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Islamic Republic long ago learned how to partially mitigate the effects of harsh US policies. It likely prepared well in advance to deal with Trump regime toughness.  Enduring unacceptable US sanctions for decades taught Iran how to cope. […]

UN Review of Saudi Arabia’s Abominable Human Rights Record

UN Review of Saudi Arabia’s Abominable Human Rights Record by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Horrific Saudi human rights abuses need no elaboration. Its longstanding violations are the worst among despotic Arab regimes. Its wealth is used to commit horrendous high crimes domestically and abroad, along with enriching its favored ruling family […]

Saudis Escalate Terror-Bombing After Hollow US Call for Ceasefire

Saudis Escalate Terror-Bombing in Yemen After Hollow US Call for Ceasefire by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Yemen is Washington’s war, wanting it continued endlessly, not stopped.  US war secretary Mattis’ call for ceasefire days earlier was willful deception. He’s part of the problem, in charge of all US wars of aggression, […]

US Midterm Elections

US Midterm Elections by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US elections most often reflect no more than rearranging deck chairs on America’s deeply debauched ship of state – conditions for ordinary people worsening over time, not improving, things heading for totalitarian rule with bipartisan support. America is governed under one-party rule – […]