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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Media React to Hillary's Nomination

Media React to Hillary’s Nomination

by Stephen Lendman

Almost in unison, media scoundrels support Clinton to succeed Obama - without explaining the grave threat to world peace and fundamental freedoms she represents.

The New York Times is typical - virtually serving as her press agent, abandoning journalistic ethics and principles entirely - oozing support for a ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant.

Saying she “sacrificed personal ambition for her husband’s political career” ignored the nation’s first ever husband/wife co-presidency, seeking a third term - a rogue partnership, serving monied interests over popular ones for eight painful years.

Every promise Hillary made throughout the campaign, including Thursday night, will be broken straightaway in office if elected - GUARANTEED! 

Yet The Times tried reinventing her as “a steady and patriotic American who would stand up for citizens of all races and creeds and unite the country…”

Can anyone even somewhat knowledgeable about her despicable career buy this rubbish? A cloying same day editorial honored a woman seeking unlimited wealth and power no matter the cost to others.

Times editors went overboard, presenting a false picture of a woman reviled by two-thirds of US voters, believing she’s legally, ethically and morally tainted beyond rehabilitation.

Times editors claiming her public record reflects “a profound service to the nation” belies the hard truth about a she-devil threatening world peace and the fading remnants of a free society at home.

The Times is in bed with pure evil while pretending to support high-minded principles it rejects. Its advocacy on the wrong side of history reflects the sorrowful state of major media in America and other Western societies - agents of wealth, power and privilege, harming the general welfare.

Washington Post editors called Hillary a uniter, not a divider, a force for progressive change - quoting her duplicitous rhetoric without debunking it responsibly.

Saying (h)er challenge between now and November will be to persuade voters that her promis(ing) ‘step-by-step, year-by-year’ progress is more attractive than (Trump’s) reckless and fact-free leadership…” showed Post editors endorsing her lies, ignoring her ruthlessness, while condemning her opponent with no public record on which to judge him.

Wall Street Journal editors took a different view, calling Hillary’s agenda “hope without change,” promises without fulfillment, “the most predictable Democrat in generations.”

Her desire to be Obama’s heir means “status quo, only more of it,” they said. Since 1992, voters know “how she cuts ethical corners and then stonewalls and dissembles when discovered.”

She’s the most reviled Democrat presidential aspirant in party history, electoral rigging needed to anoint her its standard bearer. Attired in white deceptively reflecting purity concealed her villainous evil.

Trump v. Clinton in November assures a predetermined outcome - dirty business as usual prevailing like always, America a sham democracy, in name only.

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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Syria's Assad Blasts US Imperial Policies

Syria’s Assad Blasts US Imperial Policies

by Stephen Lendman

America’s imperial agenda threatens world peace, waging forever wars in multiple theaters, setting nations ablaze, risking the world’s third global war with weapons of mass destruction.

The US Peace Council is an "anti-imperialist organization committed to peace, economic and social justice and to international solidarity with the peoples of the world.”

In late April, it denounced Obama’s escalation of war on Syria, wanting a client state installed serving US interests, its sovereign independent government replaced.

On Thursday, a PC delegation met with Assad in Damascus, its head Henry Lowendorf, saying “(w)e had the honor to meet President al-Assad.” 

“He was straightforward and wanted us to be so. We related to him what we saw and he provided rational, accurate and wise answers for our questions.”

“He impressed us with his insight not only about the situation in Syria but also about world powers.”

He’s a highly respected leader, popularly supported, democratically elected, wanting Syrian sovereignty and integrity protected and preserved - why Washington targets him for elimination.

He justifiably said “US policies are at a collision course with the interests of the US citizens and the peoples of the world.”

“The role of the United States as a superpower should otherwise be positive and based on fostering knowledge, science and technology instead of chaos and destruction.”

Its policies cost over half a million Syrian lives, millions more regionally, terrorist foot soldiers recruited from scores of countries worldwide doing America’s bidding.

It wants war, not peace, dominance, not cooperative relations with all countries, mass slaughter and destruction, not equity and justice for all.

Another Clinton crime family presidency may set the whole world ablaze.

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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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary Front and Center Thursday Night

Hillary Front and Center Thursday Night

by Stephen Lendman

Prepare for the onslaught, a carefully scripted recitation polar opposite her despicable record.

It doesn’t get more politically over-the-top than a neocon lunatic fringe war criminal/racketeer representing one of America’s two right wings.

Election-rigging perhaps is planned to assure she succeeds Obama, the same process used to steal enough delegates to anoint her party nominee.

Winning fair and square isn’t the American way. Strategy focuses on raping, destroying and plundering independent nations,  stealing from ordinary people for rich ones at home and abroad, police and other guardians of power used as enforcers - an endless cycle of viciousness perpetuated with bipartisan support.

Hillary represents the worst of America’s dark side, its pure evil agenda. Her despicable rap sheet shows she’s beyond rehabilitation. 

She’s overwhelmingly reviled and mistrusted - beyond the ability of image makers and her dreary rhetoric to reinvent herself.

Expect her acceptance speech to feature similar mumbo jumbo rubbish, Big Lies and promises made to be broken repeated from previous address - accentuated by phony convention pomp and circumstance trappings, including orchestrated cheers from the faithful and entertainment meant to distract from the harsh reality of US policies at home and abroad.

America isn’t beautiful and never was. Hillary’s anointment shows how low it sank. 

If election-rigging makes her the nation’s 45th president, the worst of all possible outcomes may follow - the horror of possible nuclear war denouement.

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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Media Big Lies About ISIS Persist

Media Big Lies About ISIS Persist

by Stephen Lendman

Instead of explaining ISIS is a US creation, its fighters used as imperial foot soldiers doing America’s killing and dying for it, media scoundrels maintain the myth of Washington combating a scourge it supports.

Without active foreign backing, ISIS and other terrorist organizations couldn’t exist. They’d wither, fade and disappear. Washington and its rogue allies continue recruiting, funding, arming, training and directing their fighters while pretending otherwise.

Terrorist attacks in US and European cities attributed to ISIS are state-sponsored false flags. Major media reports about ISIS are propaganda, not truth and full disclosure.

The New York Times is Washington’s lead instrument for proliferating misinformation and Big Lies. On July 27, it turned truth on its head, headlining “Defeat of ISIS Could Send ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ to West” - citing FBI director James Comey as its source, the same official absolving Hillary Clinton of high crimes for sure sending any reader of this article to prison if he or she committed her offenses.

The Times quoted irresponsible Comey fear-mongering, claiming “(a)t some point, there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” - only if it’s state-sponsored, not on its own, he and The Times failed to explain.

They’re prepping the public for likely planned false flags targeting US cities ahead, blaming ISIS for state terror - like numerous previous examples, 9/11 the mother of them all.

Writers like myself would never accept statements from US officials at face value. The Times and likeminded media scoundrels feature them as fact - virtually always misinformation intended to deceive, serving Washington’s imperial agenda and monied interests, not the greater good.

A same day Times article claimed America “secure(d) (a) vast new trove of intelligence on ISIS.” Since the CIA and perhaps the Pentagon along with Mossad created, supports and controls the group and others like it, what possibly could they have learned not already known.

The Times saying so-called new information obtained “could help fight militants on the battlefield and prevent potential plotters from slipping into Europe” is pure rubbish.

Militants entering Europe or America are either war-weary ones eager to return home and live normally - or CIA/EU/Mossad intelligence recruited operatives for false flag terrorist attacks falsely blamed on ISIS.

Most Americans and Europeans are too ill-informed and dismissive to have any idea about what’s going on.

They’re being systematically lied to, their governments using scare tactics to convince them to accept harsh policies they’d otherwise oppose - including endless wars of aggression and loss of fundamental freedoms on the phony pretext of making us safer.

Media are supposed to inform, not deceive, not act as agents of state power and monied interests - reporting factually without bias, especially on major issues mattering most.

The deplorable state of major media in America and other Western countries shows how low they’ve sunk - supporting wealth, power and privilege exclusively, betraying the public unaccountably.

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. 


Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

Undemocratic Dem Party Convention

Undemocratic Dem Party Convention

by Stephen Lendman

Democracy in America isn’t “messy” the way some duopoly power insiders portray it.  It’s nonexistent, policymakers ignoring the will of the people and their welfare entirely.

Events in Philadelphia alone expose how America is run, for its privileged class alone - flagrant electoral rigging anointing a party standard bearer belonging in prison, not high office.

Hillary is the most widely reviled Democrat in party history - beyond rehabilitation no matter how hard DNC handlers try reinventing her.

“I just don’t see how her numbers at this late date are going to improve on the likability issue or the trust factor,” University of Virginia’s Miller Center presidential studies director Barbara Perry explained.

Scandals since the 1990s made her damaged goods, most voters believing she’s a self-serving corporate shill, a law breaker not to be trusted - exposed electoral rigging the latest example.

She didn’t win her party’s nomination. It was handed to her, party bosses choosing her for standard bearer before campaigning began last year. Sanders never had a chance and he knew it.

Endorsements from party notables can’t erase her Lady McBeth image, her Machiavellian history, her high crimes too serious to paper over.

On Wednesday night, Obama gave it his best shot, his usual demagoguery, substituting fiction for facts, a deplorable display like all his speeches.

One anti-populist war criminal praised another. Obama turned truth on its head, “say(ing) with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.”

The possibility of a neocon lunatic Sino/Russia hating war criminal/racketeer becoming US president should terrify everyone.

Outside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, thousands protested. Police reacted violently as expected. Free speech and assembly are more myths than fundamental rights.

At stake is freedom v. fascism, the last vestiges of a free society disappearing in plain sight, tyranny replacing it no matter who succeeds Obama - already with a firm foothold controlling things.

What’s coming is easy to predict -  perpetual wars for conquest and dominance, harsher neoliberal pain and suffering for ordinary Americans while super-rich ones get richer, Wall Street and other corporate interests more dominant than ever, and militarized police terrorizing nonbelievers.

Humanity trembles at what’s coming once a new administration assumes power next January. 

All bets are off if Hillary heads it - the possibility of world war elevated to a high probability under her leadership, the unthinkable risk of devastating nuclear armageddon. 

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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New York Times: Press Agent for Wealth, Power and Privilege

New York Times: Press Agent for Wealth, Power and Privilege

by Stephen Lendman

The Times consistently portrays a fantasy America, suppressing its pure evil dark side, harming countless millions worldwide. 

The United States is no wonderful Land of Oz. No Yellow Brick Road takes us there. Nothing Over the Rainbow affords opportunity for ordinary Americans. Neoserfdom awaits them when entering the workforce.

New World Order harshness controls them. Subjugation resembles Orwell’s dystopian “1984.” Wicked Witches run things. Big Brother serves them. Ordinary people Munchkins have no say over policies controlling their lives, welfare and futures.

Duopoly power governance reflects “a boot stamping on a human face - forever” - the way Orwell put it. Public ignorance and indifference let them get away with the intolerable.

For most Americans, “dreams that (they) dare to dream (don’t) come true.” Not according to The New York Times, headlining “Obama Passes Baton of Optimism to Clinton.” 

Calling his Wednesday night deplorable demagogic doublespeak “a stirring valedictory,” he “hail(ed) Hillary Clinton as his rightful political heir and the party’s best hope to protect democracy from” GOP presidential nominee Trump.

“(H)e vouched passionately for” the most reviled ever party nominee “as a trusted and reliable ally not just for him but for all Americans who need a fighter to improve their lives and keep them safe.”

What rubbish, highlighted when Hillary appeared on stage, two unindicted war criminals embracing each other, both representing imperial villainy, privilege over populism, tyranny over freedom.

Separately, Times editors deplorably hailed a warrior leader, waging war on humanity at home and abroad in multiple theaters, as “an exceptional man and president who will be remembered for eloquently defending the founding precepts of the country…”

No responsible editors would publish this type rubbish. Times editors feature it, praising pure evil instead of condemning it.

“(T)he Obama presidency has been transformative - perhaps even miraculous,” they said. Hard truths throughout his tenure show he exceeded the worst of George Bush, a deplorable record revealing he:

  • looted the nation’s wealth for Wall Street and other corporate favorites

  • wrecked the economy, creating a protracted Main Street Depression with nearly one-fourth of working age Americans unemployed, tens of millions more way underemployed;

  • made poverty a growth industry;

  • expanded militarism and imperial wars;

  • spied more aggressively than ever on Americans and others worldwide;

  • targeted more whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing than all his predecessors combined;

  • became known as “Deporter-in-Chief” for waging war on Latino immigrants;

  • destroyed decades of hard won labor rights;

  • commodified public education;

  • targeted social justice for elimination;

  • waged phony war on terrorism, targeting Muslims, people of color and fundamental freedoms, along with environmental and animal rights activists;

  • gave Big Pharma, insurers and large hospital chains greater control over healthcare, making a dysfunctional system worse; and

  • made America more of a police state than under George Bush.

Times editors ignoring Obama’s war on humanity, its endless violence, instability and chaos, its harm to so many shows how far the self-styled “newspaper of record” fell from grace. 

Presstitution substitutes for journalism, making street whores look good by comparison.

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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Trump Critics Enter the Twilight Zone, Claiming He's a Manchurian Candidate for Putin

Trump Critics Enter the Twilight Zone, Claiming He’s a Manchurian Candidate for Putin

by Stephen Lendman

US establishment figures are so hellbent for Hillary, they’re reaching new lows to make her America’s 45th president - a legally challenged, trigger-happy Wall Street tool she-devil perhaps eager for global war.

Trump is no solution to changing America’s deplorable state. Compared to Clinton, he’s the lesser of two malign forces. 

With no public track record, he’s judged by his rhetoric alone, along with knowing all politicians and wannabe ones lie. Nothing they say is credible. Judge them by their actions alone.

Clinton’s notorious history is abominable, DNC party bosses and complicit media scoundrels suppressing what’s too scandalous and criminal to ignore.

Trump’s unorthodox, anti-establishment-sounding rhetoric makes him political enemy number one. Propaganda targeting him incredibly suggests he’s a Manchurian candidate for Putin. Maybe accusing of being Hitler reincarnate comes next. 

Brainwashed Americans believe most anything repeated enough. Propaganda works this way - a tool for deception, for misinformation and Big Lies, for convincing people about anything powerful interests want them to believe, suppressing hard truths they’re not told.

One-sidedly supporting Clinton, Washington Post editors call Trump “a threat to the Constitution…a unique and present danger…uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament.”

The New York Times deplorably said Trump’s calling on Russia to find Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails is “another bizarre moment in the mystery (sic) of whether (Putin is) seeking to influence the United States’ presidential race.”

Trump said “(o)f course I’m being sarcastic” in urging Moscow to uncover and reveal Hillary’s missing emails. 

“They have no idea if it’s Russia…China (or) somebody else,” responsible for hacking and revealing DNC emails. “(T)he real problem is what was said” and done. “It’s disgraceful…and (now) they’re just trying to deflect from that.”

Calling Trump a Manchurian candidate for Putin reflects how far US dark forces will go to distract attention from their own wrongdoing - aided and abetted by media scoundrels, substituting managed news misinformation for hard truths.

One observer said calling Trump a Manchurian candidate sounds like pilot for a new TV show. Another suggested he’s a Democrat plant to get Clinton elected.

Trump and Putin never met. Suggesting he’s a Manchurian candidate for Russia’s leader or fronting for Clinton is absurd, offensive, and typical of US mainstream misreporting.

Trump entered the race to win. Any close examination of his demeanor, comments and energy show he wants to be president. 

How he’ll govern if elected remains to be seen. Progressive change is off the table. If he wants normal relations with Russia, all to the good. 

Whether he means what he says can’t be believed unless and until he proves it, if elected in November.

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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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

by Stephen Lendman

Tuesday night in America was unprecedented. For the first time, a known mentally unstable, neocon war criminal/racketeer was nominated by a duopoly power wing for president.

In discussions with close family, friends and others, excluding colleagues as committed as myself for responsible change, I’m deeply disturbed by scandalous public ignorance about the deplorable state of America.

Its undemocratic political process is misunderstood - a money-controlled one-party state with two right wings, a political process corrupted enough to make some despots blush, governing without regard to rule of law principles and democratic values, with utter disdain for human life and welfare on an unprecedented scale. 

The few exceptions I know include two wonderful doctor/friends, my dynamic duo, helping me overcome illness to continue my writing and media work. I salute them for giving me the life-force to go on.

My work, begun in retirement from small family business, now in my 9th decade, connected me to legions of friends and colleagues worldwide, new ones added regularly, contacts from readers and others thanking me for truth-telling at a time it’s entirely absent in the mainstream.

Democrats rigged things for Clinton. It’s inconceivable to imagine she wasn’t involved, likely orchestrating the whole ugly process.

Yet intelligent people knowing better support her - an unindicted war criminal multiple times over, a racketeer with husband Bill, using their foundation as a money-laundering self-enrichment scheme, multi-millions stashed in tax havens.

A glass ceiling wasn’t shattered Tuesday night as misreported. How can stealing a nomination be regarded as precedent-setting?

How can a wing of US duopoly power nominating a legally, ethically and morally comprised candidate for the nation’s highest office be a cause for celebration?

How can empowering a ruthless neocon lunatic, if elected in November, raise hopes for positive change?

Trumpism v. Clintonism reflects the shame of the nation, voters with no legitimate choice, one or the other to become America’s 45th president.

World populations shudder at the prospect. Americans have themselves to blame. Failure to challenge ruthless duopoly power resolutely risks dooming us 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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Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

by Stephen Lendman

America’s national pastime isn’t baseball. It’s not other bread and circuses distractions. It’s nothing positive benefitting everyone equitably.

It’s waging war on humanity at home and abroad, meddling illegally in the internal affairs of other countries, wanting independent leaders replaced by subservient US puppets, along with using every opportunity to bash Russia irresponsibly without just cause.

Since WikiLeads published hacked DNC emails, showing electoral fraud favoring Clinton over Sanders, Washington and supportive media scoundrels disgracefully blamed Russia for what happened - despite no evidence suggesting it.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded, saying “President Putin repeatedly said that Russia never interfered into internal affairs of other countries, especially in electoral processes.” 

“Moscow scrupulously avoids any actions, any statements that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference into electoral processes.”

I’ve said numerous times Putin says what he means and means what he says - in contrast to Obama’s demagoguery, a crime boss posing as president, a worse one ahead if Hillary succeeds him.

“If we are talking about certain suspicions then they should at least be clear and concrete,” Peskov added. “Any hypothetical speculations do not demonstrate constructive approach in this case.”

“At the same time, we see that ‘the Russian card’ is at the head of a writing desk of all Washington politicians during electoral campaigns, and it is often used as the main card in their own games. We can only express regret in this regard.”

Russia and China are favorite US targets, scandalously vilified, part of Washington’s longterm strategy to transform both countries into US vassal states - perhaps willing to wage global war to achieve its objectives.

Hacked DNC emails showing electoral rigging reflect how America operates - extrajudicially, for its own self-interest exclusively, no matter the human cost.

Washington’s imperial agenda threatens humanity’s survival. Hack away hackers and reveal the full scope of the unparalleled menace it represents.

The shocking truth about America is its utter disregard for human life and welfare. The self-styled democracy tolerates it nowhere abroad or at home.

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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