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Florida Recount Redux

Florida Recount Redux by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Shades of 2000 and arguably the most infamous ever US Supreme Court decision, and they’ve been plenty of others in the court’s disturbing history. In 2000, majority justices halted the Florida recount on spurious grounds, falsely claiming it violated the 14th Amendment’s Equal […]

Raging California Wildfires

Raging California Wildfires by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Extreme weather related events are becoming more common in America and elsewhere, including severe hurricanes, droughts, and blazes like what’s ravaging California. They’re likely related to global warming, a reality Trump and regime hardliners ignore. According to bioclimatologist Park Williams: “In pretty much […]

Tensions, Misery Easing in Gaza?

Tensions, Misery Easing in Gaza? by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) In their latest editions, the NYT and WSJ presented the same false scenario about Gaza – ignoring the reality of one of world’s severest humanitarian crises. Since mid-2007, Gaza has been an undeclared Israeli war zone, its two million people held […]

Saudi Regime Bans Millions of Palestinians from Mecca

Saudi Regime Bans Millions of Palestinians from Mecca by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) The Saudi regime is contemptuous of Shia Muslims domestically and abroad.  It’s also hostile to Palestinians – even though they’re mostly Sunnis, including most Israeli Arab citizens. Muslims everywhere are encouraged to perform the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca […]

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, ISIS and Libya

Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, ISIS and Libya by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova (MZ below) explained endless war in Syria continues raging in terrorist infested areas – mainly in Idlib province and southwestern parts of the country. Russian/Turkish agreed on an Idlib demilitarized zone nearly […]

Saudis Reject Independent Probe of Khashoggi’s Murder

Saudis Reject Independent Probe of Khashoggi’s Murder by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Coverup has been Saudi strategy all along, at first weeks of denial before admitting Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, calling it “premeditated” after concocting hollow explanations of what happened. The kingdom has gone all out to shift blame from what crown […]

A US Orchestrated Living Hell

Yemen: A US Orchestrated Living Hell by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Media reports on devastating war in Yemen, including from most alternative sources, fail to explain the conflict was planned and orchestrated in Washington. It began under Bush/Cheney shortly after US naked aggression was launched in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 […]

Trump Bans Asylum for Unwanted Aliens

Trump Bans Asylum for Unwanted Aliens by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) Israel is the only developed nation prohibiting non-Jewish refugees and asylum seekers from entering the country – treating unwanted arrivals oppressively like criminals. Post-9/11, America is heading in the same direction. Obama was notoriously called the nation’s “deporter-in-chief.” Trump way […]

Trump v. the Media

Trump v. the Media by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US and other Western major media are the shame of the nations where they operate. They willfully ill-inform, misinform and disinform, managing news, information and opinion – polar opposite what legitimate journalism is supposed to be all about. They stick to the […]

US Warships Challenge China Near Its Territory

US Warships Challenge China Near Its Territory by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman) US freedom of navigation provocations close to Chinese territory happen with disturbing regularity. Along with surrounding China with US military bases and waging trade war on the country, unthinkable US-provoked confrontation could follow – the madness of possible military […]

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 […]