Author Archives: Stephen Lendman

Ahed Tamimi sentenced to eight months in prison

According to Israeli and Palestinian media, Ahed Tamimi will be sentenced to eight months in prison following a March 21 plea bargain at the Ofer military court—pending approval by the court. Continue reading

UK’s Boris Johnson compared Putin to Hitler

A responsible UK prime minister would sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Theresa May is just as bad. Continue reading

The most perilous time in world history got worse

Events ongoing should terrify everyone—things likely heading for greater war than already. Continue reading

Pompeo replacing Tillerson at State

The change was unceremoniously announced by Trump with Tillerson abroad. Continue reading

America: World’s leading merchant of death

The Center for International Policy’s (CIP) Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) follows US foreign security aid and arms sales. Continue reading

Netanyahu at AIPAC’s annual Israel lovefest

Benjamin Netanyahu is a world class thug, facing possible indictment for fraud and breach of trust, his dark side ignored at AIPAC, attendees welcoming him rapturously. Continue reading

Trump and Netanyahu plot next moves

On Monday in Washington, Trump and Netanyahu met for the fifth time, discussing their imperial agenda, their partnership in regional wars of aggression, their strategy for what’s planned. Continue reading

The NYT pays homage to fascist Venezuelan coup plotter

In 2015, Leopoldo Lopez was arrested, prosecuted and convicted, and imprisoned for inciting months of violence and related crimes against the state—a US-regime change plot still ongoing to replace Bolivarian social democracy with fascist tyranny. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres: US imperial tool

Like his predecessors, Guterres was appointed to serve US and other Western interests exclusively. Continue reading

Nikki Haley insults Palestinians and humanity

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley responded to Mahmoud Abbas’ Israeli/Palestinian peace plan presented to Security Council members. Continue reading

Abbas at the Security Council

Mahmoud Abbas long ago lost credibility for collaborating with Israel as its enforcer against his own people—for special privileges he’s enjoyed for years, growing super-rich, much of his ill-gotten wealth stashed in offshore tax havens while most Palestinians remain deeply impoverished and viciously persecuted, besieged Gazans most of all. Continue reading

Disaster capitalism in Puerto Rico

The pattern is familiar, corporate predators profiting from natural and other disasters. Continue reading

Longstanding US hegemonic meddling abroad

Washington’s rage for dominance began by exterminating its native people to expand the nation from sea-to-shinning sea. Continue reading

Nikki Haley’s big lies on Syria

US ambassadors notoriously lie for their country. Haley does it repeatedly, again during a Wednesday Security Council session on Syria—a beginning-to-end recitation of Big Lies fooling no one. Continue reading

Israel wants illegal settlements annexed

Israeli hardliners already considers illegal settlements part of the Jewish state, formal annexation in the cards. Continue reading

America’s endless wars to rule the world

Diabolical US aims reflect destructive megalomania—defined by Merriam-Webster as “a delusional mental illness that is marked by feelings of personal omnipotence and grandeur.” Continue reading

Pence snubs North Korean officials at Winter Games

Pence is living proof that even an extremist imbecile can become vice president of the United States, a heartbeat from the top job. Continue reading

NYT disinformation on Venezuela’s presidential election

It’s scheduled for April 22, Maduro is favored to be reelected for another six-year term. Continue reading

Will Trump wage war on North Korea?

Donald Trump’s rage for wars makes the unthinkable possible. Washington never before attacked a nuclear powered nation. Continue reading

Tillerson’s Latin America/Caribbean tour

From February 1-7, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica, US-allied countries, serving privileged interests exclusively, exploiting others, the way America operates. Continue reading

Trump’s dismal State of the Union

Trump heads a neocon infested police state, a fantasy democracy, a warrior nation waging endless wars of aggression, raping and destroying one country after another—exploiting people at home and abroad, wanting dominance over all other nations. Continue reading

Trump’s deplorable hubris and arrogance

Count the ways—Trump’s rage for endless wars of aggression, his contempt for ecosanity, his disdain for ordinary Americans he vowed to serve equitably—his willingness to use nuclear weapons for the first time since 1945, today’s weapons infinitely more powerful than Fat Man and Little Boy. Continue reading

GOP tax cut scam a jobs killer

The great GOP tax cut heist was never about boosting economic growth and jobs creation—entirely about transferring America’s wealth from ordinary people to corporate predators and super-rich households. Continue reading

Pence’s deplorable Knesset address

Vice President Mike Pence is an embarrassment to the office he holds—a neocon Christian fascist, an evangelical lunatic, a hate-mongering Islamophobe. Continue reading

Trump’s deplorable first year in office

Last year on January 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as America’s 45th president. Continue reading

US cuts half its aid for Palestinian refugees

Ahead of its orchestrated 9/11/73 coup in Chile, replacing democratic governance with fascist tyranny, Washington made its economy scream. Continue reading

Nikki Haley for US president in 2020 or 2024?

The possibility should terrify everyone. Continue reading

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Planning for nuclear war?

In December 2016, President-elect Trump on nuclear weapons ominously tweeted, “Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” Continue reading

Trump is an embarrassment to the office he holds

Trump’s not unique. So were the Clintons, Bush/Cheney, Obama and other past US presidents—hostile to peace, democratic values, rule of law principles and social justice. Continue reading

Tyranny in America

America was never the land of the free and home of the brave from inception—far from it. Continue reading

Trump to deport Salvadoran refugees

The US 1990 Immigration Act established a procedure for granting temporary protected status (TPS) to refugees and asylum seekers unable to be safe in their home countries because of armed conflict, extreme violence, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary conditions. Continue reading

Will 2018 bring greater US fire and fury?

Only Cassandra was good at predicting future events. I dislike predictions, but here goes. Continue reading