Erdogan’s Naked Truth Revelations Fall Short

Erdogan’s Naked Truth Revelations Fall Short by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Addressing Turkey’s parliament on Tuesday about Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal abduction, torture and murder inside the Saudi’s Istanbul consulate, Erdogan’s revelations fell far short of promised “naked truth.” He failed to hold crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) responsible for what […]

China Slams Pompeo for His Hostile Remarks

China Slams Pompeo for His Hostile Remarks by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Through its media, China strongly slammed Mike Pompeo for warning Latin American leaders against seeking Beijing investments. In meetings with Mexican and Panamanian presidents last week, he turned truth on its head, saying “when China comes calling it’s not […]

Bolton in Moscow

Bolton in Moscow  by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump’s national security advisor John Bolton is militantly Russophobic, pro-war, and anti-peace and stability. Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation director Alexandra Bell earlier said Pompeo and Bolton reflect “neocon foreign policy jacked up on steroids.” Last February, shortly before his appointment as […]

Turkey Debunks Saudi Disinformation on Khashoggi Incident

Turkey Debunks Saudi Disinformation on Khashoggi Incident by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Turkish President Erdogan promised to reveal “naked truth” about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday, precisely what he didn’t say.  Surely he’s well informed by Turkish intelligence, its information likely gotten by bugging Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate. Washington likely […]

US Treasury Secretary Schmoozes with Killer Saudi Crown Prince

US Treasury Secretary Schoozes with Killer Saudi Crown Prince by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Dirty US domestic and geopolitical business as usual under Republicans and undemocratic Dems reflects how America is governed – things worsening over time, not improving, heading for full-blown tyranny in cahoots with likeminded regimes worldwide. First Mike […]

Saudi Lies and Deception About the Khashoggi Incident

Saudi Lies and Deception About Khashoggi Incident by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Kingdom officials have been stumbling all over each other, compounding earlier lies and deception with new fabrications about what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Each new disinformation version makes things worse. Each is as implausible as others – Khashoggi’s abduction, […]

Khashoggi’s Murder Was Premeditated

Khashoggi’s Murder Was Premeditated by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Knowing he was a marked man, it begs the question why he facilitated his state-sponsored execution by walking into Riyadh’s Istanbul consulate unprotected. Al Jazeera reported that Turkey’s prosecutor general has credible evidence that the Saudis planned to abduct and kill him. […]

Will an Arms Race Follow Trump’s INF Treaty Pullout?

Will an Arms Race Follow Trump’s INF Treaty Pullout? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Trump is a geopolitical know-nothing, a businessman turned politician, America’s first realty TV president. He’s captive to sinister US dark forces controlling him, capitulating to them virtually straightaway, likely after his electoral triumph – before entering office […]

Jordan Cancels Part of 1994 Treaty with Israel

Jordan Cancels Part of 1994 Peace Treaty with Israel by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) In 1994, Jordan became the second Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, Egypt the first in 1979. Neither country recognized Israel as a Jewish state, nor was the provision part of the 1993 Oslo […]

Russian National Falsely Charged with Interfering in US Midterm Elections

Russian National Falsely Charged with Interfering in US Midterm Elections by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) All US new millennium charges against Russia were and remain baseless, no evidence supporting them presented because none exists. Since early 2018, the US intelligence community falsely accused Russia of attempting to influence the outcome of […]

Saudis Invent New Phony Explanation for Khashoggi’s Death

Saudis Invent New Phony Explanation for Khashoggi’s Death by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) For days following Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance after entering the Saudi’s Istanbul consulate on October 2, never to be seen or heard from since, Riyadh insisted he left the premises unharmed. It was a bald-faced lie, proved by its […]

Saudi Dr. Death Reportedly Used Bone Saw to Dismember Khashoggi

Saudi Dr. Death Reportedly Used Bone Saw to Dismember Khashoggi by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Saudi forensic pathologist, Dr. Salah al-Tubaigy, nicknamed Dr. Death, specializing in autopsies, reportedly carved up Khashoggi while alive in minutes – while he and other Riyadh’s hit squad members listened to music to block out his […]

30th Straight Bloody Friday in Gaza

30th Straight Bloody Friday in Gaza by Stephen Lendman Gazans show no signs of ending their liberating struggle against Israel’s illegal blockade and overall occupation harshness. Since March 30, countless thousands put themselves in harm’s way, demonstrating peacefully, Netanyahu-ordered snipers attacking them with live fire, toxic tear gas, terror-bombing by warplanes and drones, along with […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Crimea Violence, and White Helmets

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, Crimea Violence, and White Helmets by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) As in past reports, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) called conditions n Syria “complicated” – conflict resolution far from achieved because Trump regime hardliners reject it. Implementation of the Russian/Turkish agreed on Idlib […]

Trump Regime Closes Jerusalem Consulate Serving Palestinians

Trump Regime Closes Jerusalem Consulate Serving Palestinians by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Trump regime’s one-sided support for Israel is deplorably hard-edged. Earlier this year, it cut off most US funding for Palestinians. All funding through UNRWA for its refugee population ended, a flagrant assault on their rights and welfare. In […]

Shifting Blame for Khashogg’s Saudi Regime Ordered Murder

Shifting Blame for Khashoggi’s Saudi Regime Ordered Murder by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Make no mistake. Eliminating Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent insider Saudi national/turned critic self-exiled to America, clearly was ordered by the regime’s de facto highest authority – crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) in charge of kingdom policymaking. No […]

Reactions to Saudi Explanation for Khashoggi’s Death

Reactions to Saudi Explanation for Khashoggi’s Death by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The official kingdom cover story discussed in a same day article clearly was fabricated, insulting and unacceptable. Khashoggi was a neocon/CIA-connected Washington Post columnist – murdered by Riyadh to punish and silence him for criticizing Saudi policies.  On Friday, […]

Saudi King Salman Intervenes to Handle Khashoggi Incident Fallout

Saudi King Salman Intervenes to Handle Khashoggi Incident Fallout by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) According to Reuters, the furor over what happened to Jamal Khashoggi got king Salman involved to handle things – “check(ing) his son’s power,” according to “five (unnamed) sources with links to the royal family.” Nine days after […]

Coverup in Crimea?

Coverup in Crimea? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Moscow and Crimean authorities are suspiciously calling Wednesday’s Kerch Polytechnic College mass shootings, responsible for scores of casualties, a lone gunman incident. Twenty deaths and around 50 injuries were reported. How can one gunman be responsible for this number of mass casualties, likely […]

Budget Deficit Explodes, Trump Vows Big Cuts

Budget Deficit Explodes, Trump Vows Big Cuts by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The US FY 2018 budget deficit rose to $779 billion, a $113 billion year-over-year increase, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Mick Mulvaney, saying: “This fiscal picture is a blunt warning to Congress of the dire consequences of […]