Author Archive | Stephen Lendman

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Is US Naked Aggression on Russia Inevitable?

Things seem heading inexorably in this direction, another step taken last Monday – along with a major body blow to fundamental freedoms. Facing arrest of its leadership, an asset freeze, and likely closure of its operations, RT America was forced by the Justice Department to register as a foreign agent under the US Foreign Agents […]

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Slow-Motion Coup in Zimbabwe

[image: AP]So far it’s bloodless. ZANU-PF party head Robert Mugabe led the country since 1980 after gaining independence from Britain, first as prime minister, mostly as president. An end of an era in the African state approaches. On November 14, Zimbabwe’s military took control of the country’s state-run ZBC television, Mugabe placed under house arrest. […]

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Israel and Saudis: Best of Friends?

[image: astutenews.com]They’re strange bedfellows, allies of convenience against a common adversary – Iran for its sovereign independence and opposition to their hegemonic ambitions. In an unprecedented interview with London-based, Saudi-owned Elaph.com, IDF chief of staff Gadi Eizenkot said Israel is willing to share intelligence with Riyadh. He claimed with Trump as US president, “there is […]

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Genocide as a Strategy of War in Yemen

[image: contropiano.org] Saudi terror-bombing, aided by US aerial bombardment by warplanes and drones, was orchestrated in Washington by the Obama administration, escalated by Trump. War since March 2015 includes a suffocating land, sea and air blockade, preventing essentials to life in enough amounts reaching desperate Yemenis – enduring the world’s severest humanitarian crisis, worsening daily, […]

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Turkey Accuses US of Supporting ISIS, Ignores Its Own Support

[image: © John Van Hasselt/Corbis] Turkish/US relations are strained. Its rapprochement with Russia and normalized ties with Iran, including trade relations with both countries, infuriates Washington. It has NATO’s second largest military, Ankara increasingly leaning East over West, a sore spot for US-dominated NATO. Weeks earlier, President Erdogan said “(t)hey went crazy (in Washington) because […]

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House Authorizes Funding to Deter Russia in Europe

No Russian threat exists – not against America, European countries or any others. Yet Congress authorizes billions of dollars annually to counter a nonexistent threat. On Tuesday, the House passed FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes $4.6 billion for the so-called European Deterrence Initiative – enhancing America’s military capability on the continent, pretending […]

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Military Coup in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe since 1980, heading the nation’s ZANU-PF party, earlier as prime minister, for the last 30 years as president. He’s now aged-93 in poor health. On Wednesday, Zimbabwe’s military took control of the country’s state-run ZBC television. Addressing the nation, spokesman General SB Moyo said criminals “committing crimes that are causing social […]

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Netanyahu Facing Indictment?

[image: Emil Salman/Pool]An earlier article explained he’s being investigated for alleged bribery, fraud, breach of trust and money laundering – serious accusations. He could be charged in so-called Cases 1,000 and 2,000 – the first on suspicion of inappropriately or illegally receiving lavish gifts from wealthy supporters, amounting to possible bribery. The second case involves […]

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Saudis Terror-Bomb Yemen Capital

[image: Youtube screenshot]Striking Sanaa followed a Houthi missile fired at Saudi territory. Riyadh lied claiming Iran supplied the weapon in question. Land, sea and air blockade conditions prevent weapons getting in from abroad, and everything else after things were tightened, including vitally needed humanitarian aid. “A shot was just taken by Iran, in my opinion,” […]

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