Sunday, July 31, 2016

Hillary Lies on Fox News Sunday

Hillary Lies on Fox News Sunday

by Stephen Lendman

On Fox News Sunday, July 31, Hillary willfully and maliciously lied, claiming she knows Russia hacked DNC emails - despite no evidence suggesting it, plenty indicating otherwise.

“We know that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC, and we know that they arranged for a lot of those emails to be released, and we know that Donald Trump has shown a very troubling willingness to back up Putin, to support Putin,” she blustered.

All of the above is false. A same day article explained Israeli military intelligence/Mossad connected DEBKAfile (DF) said “an analysis by (its) intelligence and cyber defense sources has determined that” DNC emails hacking “almost certainly (was) not carried out by (Russia’s GRU) cyber warfare branch.”

It gave credible reasons, notably explaining weeks or months of analysis are required, using “extra-powerful computers,” to determine the origin of the hack attack.

Hillary claiming she knows is more evidence of someone not to be trusted. She knows nothing. She willfully lied on national television. She’s done it for years on domestic and geopolitical issues.

Irresponsibly blaming Russia is a thinly veiled attempt to shift attention from her becoming Democrat standard bearer by electoral rigging - stealing, not winning it.

The possibility of her succeeding Obama should terrify everyone worldwide. Her rage for endless wars makes the risk of WW III on her watch greater than at any other previous time.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Hillary Emails Reveal US Efforts to Destabilize Venezuela

Hillary Emails Reveal US Efforts to Destabilize Venezuela

by Stephen Lendman

Since Hugo Chavez’s democratic ascension to power in February 1999, Washington tried assorted dirty tricks to topple him unsuccessfully, including an aborted April 2002 two-day coup.

In March 2013, it succeeded, after multiple operations to save him failed. At the time, acting Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro said he “was poisoned by dark forces in order to hit at the Venezuelan people and Latin America.” 

Obama killed Chavez. Did Hillary Clinton order his death? During his tenure, he received numerous death threats. Fidel Castro once cautioned him to be careful what he ate or drank. 

Fidel miraculously survived hundreds of US assassination attempts. On August 13, he’ll be 90 years old: Un feliz cumpleanos muy especial y muchos mas, Fidel (a very special happy birthday and many more, Fidel).

He remains the world’s singularly redoubtable anti-imperialist figure, preserving Cuban sovereign independence against what he called the criminality of “yankee imperialism.”

Since Nicolas Maduro was popularly elected to succeed Chavez in April 2013, Washington waged relentless economic and political war to replace Bolivarian fairness with predatory capitalist exploitation - wanting another regional client state and control over all that oil, the world’s largest reserves.

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton’s dirty hands were involved. Emails WikiLeaks revealed showed US efforts to undermine Venezuela’s government under Chavez and Maduro.

Publicly she expressed friendship toward their governments, privately wanting them toppled and replaced by puppet regimes Washington controls.

According to Venezuela Solidarity Campaign’s Francisco Dominguez, Washington hit Venezuela’s economy hard, making it scream, a process continuing relentlessly - “in particular food distribution, holding back food which forces people to queue up.” 

“By forcing them to queue up, people become discontented…very unhappy, particularly the poor. The idea…is to undermine” popular support for Bolivarian governance, creating conditions similar to the overthrow of Salvador Allende on 9/11/73. 

General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship replaced him, transforming model Chilean social democracy into laissez fair hell.

Coup d’etat viciousness enforced it. Crony capitalists benefitted hugely. Chile today remains a model of social injustice. 

Neoliberal harshness robs millions of futures. Washington wants Venezuela transformed the same way. 

Maduro survived death threats and coup plots to topple him, for certain Hillary’s dirty hands involved.

Will further attempts prove his undoing? Will yankee imperialism prevail over Bolivarian fairness? Or will Venezuelans rise up en masse to prevent the takeover of what’s too vital to lose? 

We’re all Venezuelans in the struggle for world peace, equity and justice - the most important just cause of all.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Huge Stakes in the US Presidential Race

Huge Stakes in the US Presidential Race

by Stephen Lendman

US elections matter, notably with such hugely important domestic and geopolitical issues at stake.

No matter who wins in November, ordinary people worldwide lose - especially if Hillary succeeds Obama next year.

Never before in US history has a more reviled and recklessly dangerous aspirant sought the nation’s highest office - a shocking indictment of a political system too debauched to fix. 

It’s crucial to defeat a candidate whose public record exposes an unprecedented menace - combined with unacceptable incompetence and emotional instability to handle the nation’s domestic and foreign affairs.

Bill and Hillary Clinton represent the worst of America. Author Joan Didion once called them “purveyors of fables of their own making, or worse, fables conceived by political strategists with designs” solely on vote-getting, not public service.

Called the most powerful woman in America, Hillary once failed her bar exam, revealing mediocre competence at best.

As first lady, her only major administrative assignment was heading up healthcare reform. Hillarycare failed dismally, proving her lack of managerial skill and intellectual capability to complete a tough task successfully.

Insider critics call her sociopathic, unstable, narcissistic, and subject to unpredictable rages. 

Her persona in front of cameras is one way, in private another entirely. The real Hillary Clinton is arrogantly mindless about the welfare and concerns of others - she and husband Bill in politics solely for their own self-interest and enrichment.

How could anyone accept such an unqualified, incompetently dangerous candidate in charge of affairs of state as president and so-called leader of the free (sic) world?

Republican political strategist Steve Schmidt said “(t)here has not been a secretary of state who had a more incompetent performance than Hillary Clinton in the modern era.”

She left a “world…in chaos” when returning to private life in February 2013, a much worse state than when beginning her tenure in January 2009.

Using her easily hacked private server for classified government business alone revealed arrogance, poor judgment, incompetence and criminality, compounded by deleting thousands of emails - perhaps with information proving a greater level of lawlessness than already known.

If ordinary people committed her offenses, they’d be in prison serving long terms - double-standard justice absolving her instead.

Most disturbing is her lust for power and indifference to human suffering, along with megalomaniacal rage for endless wars, imperial conquest and global dominance - a public record hostile to peace and stability.

Letting Hillary become president next year is an unacceptable risk. Defeating her in November is essential - ending the Clinton crime family’s political career once and for all.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Israeli Intelligence Debunks Notion of Russia Hacking DNC Emails

Israeli Intelligence Debunks Notion of Russia Hacking DNC Emails

by Stephen Lendman

No evidence links Russia to hacking DNC emails. Accusations suggesting otherwise are baseless - the latest irresponsible bashing episode, for geopolitical purposes, shifting attention from Hillary’s disturbing record, along with showing electoral rigging anointed her party standard bearer.

Israeli military intelligence/Mossad connected DEBKAfile said “an analysis by (its) intelligence and cyber defense sources has determined that” DNC emails hacking “almost certainly (was) not carried out by (Russia’s GRU) cyber warfare branch.”

Its determination is contrary to unjustifiable assertions by senior DNC officials, Obama, the Clinton campaign, administration-connected cyber espionage experts and mainstream media scoundrels - pointing fingers the wrong way.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov categorically denied Russian “direct or indirect interference in (America’s) election process,” adding:

“We see that the Russian card is in the red corner on the writing table of all Washington politicians during the election campaign, and that very often they make it a trump card in their game.”

According to DEBKAfile (DF), blaming Russia is baseless “in…light of four facts:”

1. Little is known in the West about Moscow’s “cyber warfare system” other than it’s “highly effective.” If it hacked DNC emails, “no obvious signatures (like) ‘Fancy Bear’ and/or ‘Cozy Bear’…would have been left behind for investigators to discover.”

2. Intelligence operations, including Russia’s, nearly always focus on “seeking security, strategic and economic data.” It’s hard imagining Moscow would divert “stretched” resources to investigating other matters.

3. The private information security company CrowdStrike, hired by the DNC and FBI, claiming it “cracked the case in two hours is hardly credible.”

“Getting to the bottom of an APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) calls for extra-powerful computers, working in conjunction with the internet service provider (ISP), and consuming weeks, if not months of analysis.”

4. Blaming Russia for hacking DNC emails provides US conspiracists “with a convenient reminder” that Edward Snowden remains free from prosecution in Russia - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as well, given asylum in Ecuador’s UK embassy.

Irresponsibly blaming Russia is a convenient way to shift attention from a legally challenged, illegitimately anointed Democrat party nominee - the greatest threat to world peace in modern memory.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Judas Goat Sanders Still Hanging Around

Judas Goat Sanders Still Hanging Around

by Stephen Lendman

Con man/Judas goat Sanders will be remembered for disgracefully leading his followers astray, betraying them by endorsing what he campaigned against.

He’s a footnote in the dark history of US politics, his self-styled political revolution smoke and mirrors deception. 

Never a serious contender against Clinton chosen by party bosses to be Democrat nominee last year, his assignment involves deceptively attempting to shift independent and disaffected voters to Democrat party ranks - based on false promises, misinformation and Big Lies.

He represents what’s rotten about US politics - actively working against what he claims to support. He’s no progressive and never was, strictly a card-carrying neocon Democrat War Party loyalist, supporting imperial lawlessness, going along with neoliberal harshness while feigning opposition.

Hillary Clinton is the most recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history, a major threat to world peace, stability and security.

After rhetorically campaigning against her agenda for months, Sanders endorsed it - falsely calling the regressive Democrat party platform its most progressive in history - an insult to New Deal, Fair Deal, Great Society programs fast disappearing, neoliberal harshness replacing them, Sanders voicing no objections, pretending not to notice.

He’s reduced to a pathetic Clinton supporter, backing wealth, power, privilege and imperial wars, reciting scripted lines party bosses hand him, calling Trump “the most dangerous presidential candidate in the modern history of this country…”

If elected in November, he may turn out this way, yet with no public record it’s unclear precisely what he’ll do.

For sure he’ll continue policies benefitting wealth, power and privilege exclusively. At the same time, he’s more interested in making money than waging WW III.

Possible global war with nuclear weapons is the greatest threat if Hillary succeeds Obama. Sanders ignores what’s top priority to expose and denounce.

Throughout his political career, he’s always been more opportunist than populist. Now he’s Hillary echo chamber, shamelessly showing how low he’s sunk.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Saturday, July 30, 2016

US Cyberwar on Russia?

US Cyberwar on Russia?

By Stephen Lendman

On Saturday, Tass reported what looks like Washington’s dirty handiwork, perhaps complicit with NATO and Israel, saying:

Russia’s “Federal Security Service (FSB) revealed virus software for cyber-spying in computer networks of about 20 organizations located in Russia.” 

The attack targeted “information resources of the state authorities, scientific and defense companies, enterprises of the defense industry and other objects of the country’s critically important infrastructures.”

“(C)learly, it was a targeted virus spread, planned and made professionally. Specialists say the malicious software, judging by the style of programming, names of files, parameters of their use and by methods, is similar to the software, which was used in much-spoken-about earlier revealed cyber-spying, revealed both in territory of the Russian Federation and around the globe.”

“The newest sets of the said software are made individually for every ‘victim,’ on the basis of unique features of attacked machines.” 

“The virus is spread by target attacks on computers by sending an electronic message, containing a malicious attachment.” 

“As the software gets inside the system, it launches necessary modules and becomes able to intercept the network traffic, listen to it, make screenshots, turn on web cameras and PC microphones, mobile devices, to record audio and video files, reports on use of keys and so forth.”

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), ministries and authorities are taking all necessary steps to minimize damage and restore targeted agencies to proper working order. 

An FSB statement said operations infected include “IT assets of government offices, scientific and military organizations, defense companies, and other parts of the nation’s crucial infrastructure…”

Cyberattacking Russia followed hacked DNC emails, revealing electoral rigging to anoint Hillary party nominee - Moscow baselessly blamed, no evidence presented suggesting its involvement.

An attack this sophisticated and extensive had to have been planned long before DNC emails were hacked, a convenient pretext to launch it.

Provocative US anti-Russian policies perhaps now include cyberwar. Did Washington declare war on Russia (as well as China) without anyone noticing, paying attention or reporting it?

Will things turn red hot if Hillary succeeds Obama?

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Fascist Tyranny Runs America

Fascist Tyranny Runs America

by Stephen Lendman

From the neoliberal 90s through near-16 painful Bush/Obama neocon years, tyranny became hard-wired in America - a hair’s breadth from full-blown.

It’s virtually sure to emerge this way if Hillary becomes America’s 45th president - a mentally unstable neocon lunatic, itching for imperial world conquest and dominance, perhaps willing to wage global war with nuclear weapons to achieve her megalomaniacal aims.

Media scoundrels suppress her dark side, the immense danger she represents, the urgency of preventing her ascendency to power.

Instead they try reinventing her into something she’s not, downplaying or ignoring mass national revulsion about a woman too irreparably tainted to be rehabilitated.

At the same time, they portray Trump as an existential threat, despite nothing to go on but his unorthodox, anti-establishment-sounding rhetoric along with occasional over-the-top policy pronouncements pockmarking his campaign.

The New York Times notably misportrays US politics as left v. right, this year claiming “a national emergency that requires voters of all stripes to band together against a singularly menacing candidate.”

The rhetoric is right, the candidate wrong, The Times conducting a virtual anti-Trump jihad, calling him “dangerously unstable…and friend of foreign despots (sic) like…Putin” - the world’s preeminent leader, its most significant supporter of peace and stability.

Hillary earlier compared him to Hitler, practically calling him a dictator-in-waiting, perhaps a sign of desperation. Trump is right calling Putin a better leader than Obama.

Russia’s leader to his credit deplores war, maintains no empire of bases, occupies no other countries, and champions peace and stability over endless carnage and chaos - polar opposite bipartisan US imperial policy.

Calling Trump uniquely dangerous, a potential dictator, ignores a generation of neoliberal/neocon run America, its endless war agenda, placing profits above vital people needs, and transforming America in a police state.

Trump is no solution to the nation’s problems. Empower Hillary next year and see how much worse things can get.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Hillary's Computer System Hacked, NYT Blames Russia

Hillary’s Computer System Hacked, NYT Blames Russia

by Stephen Lendman

When in doubt, it’s Russia’s fault, Vladimir Putin designated the West’s No. 1 bad guy.

He’s blamed for virtually anything Washington and NATO contrive. A longterm adversarial relationship persists, risking potentially devastating consequences. 

Facts never interfere with Western propaganda, outrageous accusations featured with no corroborating proof.

The New York Times is the lead disseminator, mouthpiece for Washington and Hillary’s campaign, journalistic ethics and principles discarded entirely - neocon/neoliberal credentials replacing them.

Citing an unnamed “federal law enforcement official,” The Times accused Russia of hacking into Hillary’s computer system. Her campaign blames Moscow for “trying to sway the outcome of the election,” according to The Times, adding:

“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the fund-raising arm for House Democrats, also said on Friday that its systems had been hacked.”

What happened “appears to have come from an entity known as ‘Fancy Bear,’ which is connected to the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, according to an official involved in the forensic investigation.”

“American intelligence agencies have told the White House they have ‘high confidence’ that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee.”

Fact: Believe nothing US sources, the Clinton campaign and their media echo chamber report - especially from The New York Times, Hillary’s press agent, conducting an ongoing campaign to get her elected in November.

Fact: Blaming Russia for virtually anything without verifiable proof is part longstanding Putin bashing.

He’s irresponsibly vilified solely for political reasons, notably his support for nation-state sovereignty, diplomacy over force in resolving conflicts, and multi-world polarity - positions Washington opposes, irreconcilably opposite its hegemonic agenda.

The possibility of Hillary succeeding Obama next year should terrify everyone, energizing mass activism to stop her. 

Her ruthless agenda includes endless wars of aggression, fascism over freedom, police state homeland rule, neoliberal pain and suffering, along with the unthinkable possibility of attacking Russia and China with weapons of mass destruction able to kill us all.

The issue in November is simple and unambiguous, without a shadow of a doubt: Hillary must be defeated! Humanity’s fate depends on it!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Haaretz for Hillary

Haaretz for Hillary

by Stephen Lendman

Israel’s well-known broadsheet increasingly resembles the worst of New York Times reporting. 

It shamelessly supports Hillary the way it backed Obama earlier, ignoring their high crimes instead of denouncing them - like it fails to condemn rogue Israeli policies, its lawless apartheid rule, its ruthless Anglo/Zionist agenda and wars at its discretion.

Last March, it called Hillary “by far the best known commodity on either side of the US presidential primaries…a liberal (sic) interventionist of the old school,” adding:

She’s “the only candidate (for) decapitati(ng) a dictator (sic),” meaning any independent leader Washington opposes - a policy Haaretz supports regardless of how in violation of fundamental international law.

“Clinton’s (interventionist) worldview…asserts that the United States must ‘lead’ the world to maintain liberal (sic) values internationally,” said Haaretz.

She considers it “defending our way of life.” International law experts call it lawlessly interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, waging naked aggression, committing the supreme crime against peace.

Addressing the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) last year, an imperial mouthpiece, Clinton asserted America’s right to “lead a worldwide fight (using) every pillar of American power” to defeat ISIS and ‘radical jihadism’ “ - scourges Washington created and supports, she failed to explain.

Haaretz accused WikiLeaks of “a deliberate attempt to scupper Hillary Clinton” instead of praising its important expose.

Thousands of leaked emails showed DNC officials (for certain with Hillary’s involvement) rigged the primary process to anoint her party standard bearer, making her nomination illegitimate.

Haaretz suggests perhaps Russia was involved, adding its voice to the disreputable Western media Putin-bashing echo chamber.

Print and electronic media may endorse political candidates they prefer freely. Substituting propaganda for credible news and information is out-of-bounds. 

Yet it’s standard mainstream practice. Believe nothing these scoundrels report. Rely solely on credible independent sources - the only way to stay informed.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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US Warplanes Massacre Syrian Civilians Unaccountably

US Warplanes Massacre Syrian Civilians Unaccountably

by Stephen Lendman

Longstanding US policy has no regard for human life and welfare at home or abroad - international law flouted unaccountably, high crimes committed globally, notably in its war theaters.

Syria is in the eye of the storm, US aggression continuing against a sovereign independent state, now in its sixth year with no prospects for resolution.

On Friday, Damascus responded to US-led “coalition” airstrikes, killing or injuring nearly 100 civilians in the city of Manbij near Aleppo - Obama’s latest atrocity against a beleaguered people. 

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said Damascus “condemns in the strongest terms targeting innocent civilians and infrastructure by the so-called international coalition and (foreign-supported) armed terrorist groups,” citing its Foreign Ministry.

It demanded UN action to stop “attacks and atrocities committed against civilians, calling for bringing the perpetrators to justice.”

“Commenting on Jabhat al-Nusra’s announcement of changing its name to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, the ministry described it as a desperate attempt to erase its notorious track record of crimes and bloodletting.”

The myth of so-called “moderate opposition” permits “overt support for terrorism roiling Syria and the world.”

US-led deadly airstrikes on civilians along with its death squad mercenaries reflect Washington’s longstanding imperial ruthlessness - raping and destroying countries into submission, puppet regimes replacing sovereign governance, aiming for hegemonic global dominance no matter the human cost.

Over half a million Syrian deaths attest to America’s barbarity - along with millions more in multiple other war theaters post-9/11 alone - a policy of endless carnage, appalling ruthlessness, no end to this in sight.

Separately, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said (US-supported) Jabhat al-Nusra renaming itself to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham won’t change Moscow’s policy to destroy the group entirely.

“(A)ttempts of terrorists to change their image are in vain,” the Ministry said. “No matter (what) it…call(s) itself, (it) has been and remains an illegal terrorist organization…”

It “has no other aim but to create the so-called Islamic Caliphate through cruel and barbarous methods. Consistent fight against these fanatics will be continued with the support of the world community until they are fully destroyed.”

No so-called “moderate rebels” in Syria exist. All anti-government forces are imported death squads. Operating with foreign support makes conflict resolution unattainable.

It’s time for Russia to declare war on all terrorist elements in Syria, stepping up operations to eliminate them all - the only way to restore peace and stability.

Diplomacy hasn’t worked and won’t because Washington wants war, not peace until Assad is forcibly ousted - a policy Moscow, the free world and vast majority of Syrians oppose.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Friday, July 29, 2016

America: Raping and Destroying Planet Earth to Own It

America: Raping and Destroying Planet Earth to Own It

by Stephen Lendman

Americans are the most over-entertained, least-informed people anywhere - despite minimal effort needed to access vast amounts of easily accessible credible information online and through other truth-telling sources.

Ruling authorities and complicit media scoundrels take full advantage - manipulating public sentiment, substituting fiction for facts, making people believe the most ruthless regime in world history is its most benign. 

How when America the beautiful if pure fantasy, when bipartisan neocons run things, lunatics by any standard, selected by election rigging, serving monied interests exclusively at the expense of most others.

How when endless wars on humanity rage at home and abroad, glorified in the name of peace, planet earth more battleground than hospitable habitat.

How when sovereign independent nations are targeted for regime change, millions of deaths considered a small price to pay.

How when conquests and colonizations are called liberation, plunder considered economic development, ravaging and destroying nations called humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building.

How when might justifies right, when rule of law principles are discarded, Washington’s way overriding them.

How when thousands of political prisoners languish under gulag conditions at home and abroad, when whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing are considered traitors.

How when America honors its worst, persecutes its best, locks people in cages, treats them like animals, flagrantly breaching fundamental human and civil rights.

How when tyranny masquerades as democracy, when torture is official policy, when freedoms too precious to lose are disappearing in plain sight, when truth-telling heads toward becoming criminalized.

How when major media most people rely on for news and information substitute state-sponsored propaganda for what people need to know - an informed citizenry considered a threat to national security.

How when America increasingly is unsafe and unfit to live in, its reckless agenda threatening life on earth.

Bipartisan US ruling authorities want dominion over planet earth, its resources and people - plagued by the same dynamic destroying past empires, unwilling to change, uncompromising in its aims, pursuing them recklessly.

The end game isn’t pretty - imperial arrogance, hubris, delusions of grandeur and madness killing us all if nothing is done to change things.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Rebranding US-Supported Jabhat Al Nusra Terrorist Group

Rebranding US-Supported Jabhat Al-Nusra Terrorist Group

by Stephen Lendman

Virtually all significant terrorist groups ravaging the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere are US creations - its mercenary death squad army, doing America’s killing and dying for it.

No moderate rebels exist, in Syria or in any other US war theater. They’re all cutthroat killers, indifferent to human life and welfare.

Jabhat al-Nusra (aka Nusra Front) is Al Qaeda in Syria, renamed Jabhat Fatah al Sham, claiming “no affiliation to any external entity.”

What does rebranding accomplish? Will it shield the group from Syria and Russia attacking its forces? Hopefully not.

Will it change its ruthless actions, its cutthroat tactics, its atrocities against defenseless civilians, its extremist ideology? No.

Will it make conflict resolution more likely? No. Will anything substantive change going forward? No.

Washington bears full responsibility for years of mass slaughter and destruction in multiple war theaters. NATO, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue allies share it.

Terrorist groups throughout the world can be defeated by withdrawing foreign support, the source of their strength. 

Where else do their heavy weapons come from, training to use them, funding to keep these groups viable, along with military leadership and direction?

Terrorist group names are irrelevant. How they’re used alone matters - as death squad foot soldiers, serving Washington’s imperial agenda, benefitting Israel’s hegemonic ambitions.

According to Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi, rebranding Jabhat al-Nusra’s name change aims “to remove the group from (the) terrorism list, but the ugly image of extremism and terrorism cannot be whitewashed through such moves.”

“Such measures are a sign of the political bankruptcy of the extremists’ regional supporters headed by Saudi Arabia as the father and principal supporter of al-Qaeda, Taliban, Daesh (ISIL or ISIS), al-Nusra Front and many other terrorist groups, particularly in Syria.”

As long as Washington wages permanent wars on humanity for world conquest and control, these groups will thrive by doing its bidding.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Hillary: The Most Evil Force America Ever Produced


Hillary: The Most Evil Force America Ever Produced

by Stephen Lendman

Anointing her by electoral rigging to lead one wing of America’s duopoly system reveals the deplorable state of the nation - tyranny posing as democracy.

A new low in presidential politics was reached with a candidate representing Washington’s lunatic fringe, a neocon war goddess drooling for endless conflicts, a legally challenged candidate yearning for more mass slaughter and destruction - a she-devil seeking world conquest and dominance no matter the human cost.

From inception, America proved itself the cruelest, most ruthless nation in world history, harming more people over a longer duration than any other. Tens of millions of corpses attest to its barbarity.

If elected, Hillary risks committing greater high crimes of state than her predecessors, including possible nuclear war - why it’s crucial to defeat her in November. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

Her Thursday night acceptance speech was what you’d expect - featuring rambling lofty rhetoric, dreary and dull pontificating, empty promises, an unprincipled display of dishonesty, perfidy and villainy.

Claiming “economic and social justice issues (are) front and center where they belong” on her agenda belies her despicable record as corrupt lawyer, me-first lady, US senator, secretary of state and influence-peddler to the highest bidders after leaving office - for self-aggrandizement and super-wealth enrichment.

Hillary represents a new low in US politics, featuring unrestrained imperial lawlessness, endless wars of aggression, risking WW III by confronting nonexistent Sino/Russian threats, serving monied and warmongering interests exclusively, along with ignoring the welfare and concerns of ordinary people.

Her unbridled ruthlessness risks possible life on earth ending nuclear war. Defeating her presidential ambitions tops all other priorities for people everywhere.

The horror of her in charge should motivate a groundswell of opposition in November. Reject her or perhaps perish. Support Jill, not Hill - a true people’s candidate!!

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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