Jul 172013
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by Stephen Lendman

Netanyahu: combative, cunning zealotry.

Netanyahu: combative, cunning zealotry. A living danger to all humanity.

Israel reflects the worst of rogue state governance. It’s contemptuous of international laws, treaties, conventions, its own statutes, and High Court decisions.  It’s out-of-control. It’s unaccountable. It makes its own rules. It maintains lawless militarized occupation harshness. It force-feeds austerity on its own citizens. It suffocates 1.7 million Gazans. It attacks other countries with impunity.

It’s waging undeclared war on Syria. It’s partnering with Washington doing so. It supports terrorist fighters. It supplies arms and munitions. It hospitalizes wounded ones.  Netanyahu lied saying Israel’s sole interest is preventing Syrian weapons transfers to Hezbollah. At issue is partnering with Washington’s war. Continue reading »

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Nov 142012
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Editors’ Note: Below some of the most notorious spinmasters in America today.  There are many others, as “political consultancy” is now a growth industry as American democracy’s substance dissolves ever more rapidly into pure formality without meaning. Akin to public relations, and very much a form of marketing, political consultancy shares a profound indifference, even hostility, to anything resembling principles, the latter almost an alien word in modern American culture.

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Clockwise: Mary Matalin, David Plouffe, James Carville, Dick Morris, Karl Rove, David Axelrod, David Gergen
The pundit class has offered a slew of postmortems in the attempt to extract meaning in the aftermath of the 2012 elections.

Missing from the majority of these analyses altogether: the real winner of the 2012 election. No, not Democratic Party President-elect Barack Obama nor Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but rather what Portland State University Professor of Urban Studies and Planning called the “Global Electioneering” industry in his 2005 book by that namesake. Continue reading »

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Aug 102012
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By Alex Lantier, WSWS.ORG

Unsavory types, like this fellow supplied by Blackwater to fight against Gaddafi, are now a major component in the volatile mix complicating the Syrian situation. Their Godfathers are in Washington, London, Paris and Ankara.

Reports that US intelligence is giving covert assistance to “rebel” militias in Syria mark the latest stage in an escalating US campaign for an out-and-out takeover of the country.

Yesterday, as videos emerged showing Syrian “rebels” carrying out mass executions of soldiers captured in Aleppo, it was reported that US President Barack Obama had signed an order earlier this year authorizing US intelligence to aid anti-Assad forces. Washington is also helping to distribute weapons and money donated by its right-wing Middle East allies Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Continue reading »

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Apr 012012
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Editors’ Note: Except for Democratic party hacks and whores, the complicit media, and the legions of Obamabots, we know that Obama and his accomplices are not to be trusted at all when it comes to the Middle East, and now especially Syria and Iran. This piece dissects the manner in which the administration is manipulating events to accomplish its nefarious goals. —Eds

by Stephen Lendman

Syria’s Assad: In the Washington mafia’s crosshairs.

International law prohibits interfering in the internal affairs of other states. For Washington, it’s official policy. Post-9/11, multiples countries were targeted, including Iran and Syria. Regime change plans remain on track by any means, including war. If other methods fail against either or both countries, expect it.

Actions against Iran so far stop short of generating violence. It’s coming once Syria’s resolved. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus. Since last March, Washington-orchestrated Western-led insurgency wracked the country. Continue reading »

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Mar 242012
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ARCHIVES: Articles you should have read but didn’t the first time around.

Patrice Greanville
Note: This piece ran originally on December 19, 2011.  With the war drums beating ever louder now to push the US and the world into a far larger war than even Iraq and Afghanistan put together, the m.o. of these criminals—from the creatures in the White House to the repellent pundits sprinkled throughout the scoundrel media—deserves to be commemorated.  Basically they’re using the same cynical playbook. How many Nuremberg-class crimes must happen for the people of the United States to say “Enough!”?

Bush 2: This war criminal never left.  He’s still in the White House. His policies and spirit just found a much better salesman.

The power of the corporate media to deceive the people is simply astonishing, but, mind you, it depends on an already distracted, ignorant, semi-passive multitude whose marching values have been carefully cultivated.

In 2003 we went into Iraq under scandalously false pretexts, guns blazing—bragging about our ability to deliver “shock and awe” with impunity (the mark of the bully) and with one goal in mind: to rob and rape that country blind of its riches. The official excuse was that Iraq and Saddam were mortal threats that had to be neutralized. Continue reading »

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