by Stephen Lendman On December, 18, Putin held his annual Q & A marathon. Discussing vital issues. Wide-ranging ones. Responding forthrightly to questions. Giving straight-talk honest answers. Polar opposite Obama. Making him look buffoon-like by comparison. A serial liar. With no credibility whatever. His latest Cuba gambit more stunt than policy change. Expect Cubans soon […]
Merriam-Webster call police states “political unit(s) characterized by repressive governmental control of political, economic, and social life usually by an arbitrary exercise of power by police and especially secret police in place of regular operation of administrative and judicial organs of the government according to publicly known legal procedures.”
Israeli media largely march in lockstep with government policy. No matter what coalition holds power.
Kiev’s so-called day of silence remains shaky at best. Reports indicate casualties after its announcement. Peace is a convenient illusion.
Both countries partner in each other’s wars. Israel bombs Syria at its discretion. Naked aggression by any standard. Longstanding Israeli practice.
America’s military is the world’s greatest polluter. Especially in war theaters. During conflicts. Long after they end.
Notably in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toxic wastelands and then some. Large areas unsafe for human habitation.
At age 91, maybe senility set in. Or a time of reflection. At the same time, trying to have things both ways. More on this below.
His record speaks for itself. Ideologically over-the-top. Lawless. Reckless. Ruthless by any standard. Reflecting the worst of rogue leadership.
Reports show tens of billions of dollars in post-war Iraqi aid wasted. A likely $100 billion or more.
Doing so breaches August ceasefire terms. Not Israel’s first violation. Nor its last.
It’s systemic. Including vandalism against Palestinian mosques, schools, property, land and crops. Torching them. Uprooting trees.
Throughout his tenure, Obama waged war on immigrants. Mocking notions of welcoming tired, poor, wretched masses yearning to breathe free.
Ukraine is the most serious post-WW II geopolitical crisis. At risk is escalated East/West confrontation. Possible global war.
On November 13, 2008, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) unjustly arrested Diab. In connection with a 1980 Paris synagogue bombing.
US-imposed sanctions are illegitimate by any standard. EU countries are pressured to impose their own. Harming their own self-interest.
MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber heads the National Bureau of Economic Research Health Care Program.
On November 10, Putin addressed Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum members. Calling Russia’s participation strategically important.
US elections mock legitimacy. Farcical by any standard. Meaningless kabuki theater.
Sunday’s democratic Southeastern Ukrainian Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics’ elections shamed America’s sham process. Legitimately choosing leaders and MPs.
eventy-five-year-old McGovern is a former CIA analyst (1963 – 1990), turned activist/political critic/social justice advocate.
On October 29, A Federal Reserve press release said in part:
The Open Market Committee (FOMC) “decided to conclude its (QE) asset purchase program this month.”
Pentagon commanders initiated it. A duplicitous 2015 50th anniversary commemoration. Honoring one of history’s greatest crimes.
Today’s MSM is a lying machine. Inconvenient truths are buried. Misinformation rubbish substitutes. Upside down reality reflects things.
Washington ousted Ukraine’s democratically elected president. It elevated fascist thugs to power.
Mounting evidence shows Kiev committed war horrendous war crimes in Southeastern Ukraine.
Headlines aren’t reassuring. They’re unnerving. Today’s Wall Street Journal headlined “Stocks Swoon in Frenzied Trading.”
Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) falls way short of promised benefits. It’s outrageously expensive.
Britain’s symbolic vote brings it closer to reality. It’s just a matter of time before Palestine takes its rightful place among other world nations officially.
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay is gone. She served from September 2008 through August 2014.
Nobel tradition is horrific. Disreputable. Long and inglorious. War criminals win peace prizes. Past honorees include a rogue’s gallery of some of the world’s worst.