The Great GOP Tax Cut Heist a Year Later

The Great GOP Tax Cut Heist a Year Later by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Trump promoted GOP scam was all about benefitting corporate interests and high-net-worth households. Wage hikes attributed to tax cuts have been mostly hype. Big business gained hundreds of billions of dollars from the law – used […]

Venezuela in the US Crosshairs

Venezuela in the US Crosshairs by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Former CIA director James Woolsey earlier said the US interferes in the internal affairs of other nations “for a very good cause.” He omitted explaining that it’s all about serving US imperial interests at the expense of targeted nations and their […]

Former Israeli Defense Minister Supports Beheading Palestinians

Former Israeli Defense Minister Supports Beheading Palestinians by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Ultranationalist Arab-hater Avigdor Lieberman represents the worst of Israel’s lunatic fringe. He once advocated drowning Palestinians in the Dead Sea or executing Israeli Arab citizens who interacted with Hamas. He earlier demanded Israeli Arabs declare loyalty to a “Jewish, […]

Iraqization of Venezuela Planned by the Trump Regime

Iraqization of Venezuela Planned by the Trump Regime by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US wars of aggression are among history’s greatest high crimes – responsible for vast destruction, countless millions of deaths, and immiserating entire populations. Iraq is Exhibit A. US rage for dominance replaced the cradle of civilization with a […]

Dueling Russian/US Resolutions on Venezuela

Dueling Russian/US Resolutions on Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russia and the US presented draft resolutions on Venezuela to the Security Council, yet to be voted on – neither with a chance for adoption. The US draft is all about supporting its coup d’etat attempt to destroy Bolivarian social democracy, […]

Israeli Murder by Neglect of Palestinian Faris Baroud

Israeli Murder by Neglect of Palestinian Faris Baroud by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The US is the world’s leading human rights abuser globally. Regionally the dishonor goes to Israel along with Washington’s presence. United they’re an axis of pure evil. On February 6, Israeli authorities murdered Palestinian prisoner Faris Baroud by […]

An RT Exclusive: Giving Airtime to Venezuelan Usurper in Waiting Guaido

An RT Exclusive: Giving Airtime to Venezuelan Usurper in Waiting Guaido by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Guaido is guilty of the highest of high crimes a citizen can commit against his or her nation – plotting to overthrow its democratically elected ruling authorities. Complicit with the Trump regime, wanting Venezuela transformed […]

Venezuela’s Legitimate Government: What the US Says It Is?

Venezuela’s Legitimate Government: What the US Says It Is? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The US asserts the unilateral right to decide the legitimacy of governments worldwide. Ruling authorities not approved by Washington are considered illegitimate, operating by its own rules alone, international and its own constitutional laws ignored. Elections when […]

Trump Misses Senate Deadline on Identifying Khashoggi’s Killers

Trump Misses Senate Deadline on Identifying Khashoggi’s Killers by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Last November, then-Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker and ranking undemocratic Dem committee member Robert Menendez addressed the issue of who ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.  By letter, they “demanded (Trump) make a determination specifically addressing whether Saudi […]

Grand Theft Venezuela: Stealing a Nation

Grand Theft Venezuela: Stealing a Nation by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Michael Hudson explained that Washington “treat(s) Venezuela as an extension of the US economy, running a trade surplus in oil to spend in the United States or transfer its savings to US banks.” Sanctions prevent Maduro’s government “from gaining access […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, White Helmets and Venezuela

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, White Helmets and Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) again stressed that Syria’s Idlib province “remains the main hotbed of tensions and violence.” She failed to explain that Turkey’s Erdogan betrayed Putin, promising to disarm al-Nusra and other […]

Save Venezuelan Sovereignty by Sino/Russian Led Peacekeepers

Save Venezuelan Sovereignty by Sino/Russian Led Peacekeepers by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) A previous article touched on the issue. Preserving and protecting the sovereignty of any nation from internal conflict or the threat of foreign takeover is what peacekeeping is supposed to be all about. Russia, China, and other countries supporting […]

SOUTHCOM Head Threatens Military Intervention in Venezuela

SOUTHCOM Head Threatens Military Intervention in Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Pentagon hammer treats everything targeted like a nail, notably nations, one after another pounded to rubble, the human toll of no consequence. In Thursday testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee members, SOUTHCOM commander Admiral Craig Faller turned truth […]

Trump to Ban Chinese Telecom Imports?

Trump to Ban Chinese Telecom Imports? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) How much Trump regime effrontery and abuse will China take before saying no more? Where will its red line be drawn? Are the world’s two largest economies too irreconcilably apart in trade talks and other issues to strike a meaningful […]

Maduro’s Open Letter to the American People

Maduro’s Open Letter to the American People by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Addressed to the American people on Facebook, it’s more an open letter to the world community.  Addressing ordinary people is an exercise in futility, especially Americans with no say over how they’re governed – exploited by their ruling authorities, […]

Saudi Crown Prince Threatened to Kill Khashoggi Months Before His Murder

Saudi Crown Prince Threatened to Kill Khashoggi Months Before His Murder? Jamal Khashoggi was a marked man. Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) clearly wanted him eliminated. According to the NYT, “he told a top aide…in 2017 that he would use ‘a bullet’ on (him) if (he) did not return to the kingdom and […]

Trump Regime Intends Forceful Takeover of Venezuela

Trump Regime Intends Forceful Takeover of Venezuela by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US governance under Republicans and undemocratic Dems is fascist wrapped in the American flag. Deep-seated fascism flourished under the Clinton co-presidency, Bush/Cheney and Obama, worst of all ongoing under Trump regime hardliners. Their agenda is the most ruthlessly dangerous […]

Bribes, Pressure, Bullying, Threats, and Force Are What US Coups Are Made Of

Bribes, Pressure, Bullying, Threats, and Force Are What US Coups Are Made Of by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Coups are a US tradition, notably since the mid-19th century, mostly post-WW II – part of imperial America’s aim to rule the world, brute force its favorite strategy. Key is enlisting internal support […]

Usurper in Waiting Guaido Wants Venezuelan Oil Privatized

Usurper in Waiting Guaido Wants Venezuelan Oil Privatized by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) According to Bloomberg News, US-designated puppet Guaido, a traitor to Venezuela and its people, wants state-owned oil giant PDVSA opened to private investment. He supports Washington’s scheme to have Big Oil take over the company, incrementally at first, […]

US Weapons for Coup Plotters Seized at Venezuelan Airport

US Weapons for Coup Plotters Seized at Venezuelan Airport by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US coup tactics in Venezuela include economic war et al, political assassinations, orchestrated street violence, establishment media-supported propaganda war, supplying coup plotters with weapons, and military intervention if all else fails. That’s how imperialism works. According to […]