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Haaretz for Hillary

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 21:44
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 21:27
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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New Tool to Help Notify Users When Their Content is Taken Offline

eff.org - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 07:22

When user content is threatened with removal from the Internet, it's unlikely that anyone is going to put up more of a fight than the user who uploaded it. That's what makes it so critically important that the user is informed whenever an Internet intermediary is asked to remove their content from its platform, or decides to do so on its own account.

Unfortunately this doesn't consistently happen. In the case of content taken down for copyright infringement under the DMCA or its foreign equivalents, the law typically requires the user to be informed. But for content that allegedly infringes other laws (such as defamation, privacy, hate speech, or obscenity laws), or content that isn't alleged to be illegal but merely against the intermediary's terms of service, there is often no requirement that the user be informed, and some intermediaries don't make a practice of doing so.

Another problem is that even when intermediaries do pass on notices about allegedly illegal content to the user who uploaded it, this notice might be inaccurate or incomplete. This led to the situtation in Canada where ISPs were passing on misleading notices from US-based rightsholders, falsely threatening Canadian users with penalties that are not even applicable under Canadian law.

As a result of the failure to accurately inform users about why their content is being targeted for removal, users remain confused about their rights, and may fail to defend themselves against removal requests that are mistaken or abusive. The ultimate result of this is that much legitimate content silently disappears from the Internet.

To help with this, EFF and our Manila Principles partners have this week released a tool to help intermediaries generate more accurate notices to their users, when those users' content is threatened with removal. An alpha release of the tool was previewed at this year's RightsCon (on the first anniversary of the launch of the Manila Principles), and yesterday at the Asia-Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum it was finally launched in beta.

The tool is simply a Web form that an intermediary can complete, giving basic details of what content was (or might be) removed and why, and what the user can do about it. Submitting the questionnaire will crunch the form data and produce a draft notice that the intermediary can copy, review, and send to the user. (Note that the form itself doesn't send anything automatically, and the form data is not stored for longer than required to generate the draft notice.)

We don't expect that this form will be needed by most large intermediaries, who will have staff to write their own notices to users. Further information to help users restore content taken down for terms of service violations by several of these large platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, is also available on onlinecensorship.org.

But bearing in mind that small businesses and hobbyists can also be intermediaries who host other users' content, this form may provide a useful shortcut for them to generate a draft notice that covers most of the important information that a user needs to know. The form remains in beta, and we welcome your suggestions for improvement!

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First Aereo, Now FilmOn: Another Fight for Innovation and Competition in TV Technology

eff.org - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 03:35

Why is it so hard to see our local TV stations these days? Even as more and more people watch TV via the Internet, streaming local TV stations to our Internet-enabled devices is next to impossible in most places. Companies that try to bring local TV to the Internet have faced relentless legal challenges from major media companies and the broadcast stations they own. The latest is FilmOn (formerly called Aereokiller), which is fighting in multiple lawsuits around the U.S. for the right to capture local TV broadcasts and stream them to paying subscribers, much as a traditional cable company does. This week, EFF and Public Knowledge filed a brief at the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to explain why copyright law doesn’t favor big pay-TV players over newer, Internet-based services like FilmOn.

For over four years, major TV producers like Comcast, Viacom, Fox, Time Warner, and Disney, along with TV station owners like Comcast, Fox, Disney, and Sinclair, and cable companies like--well, Comcast--have fought in court to shut down new services that deliver local broadcast TV via the Internet. In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that one of those services, Aereo, performed a function that was so similar to a traditional cable system that, like a cable system, it needed permission from copyright holders for the TV programs it transmitted.

After the Supreme Court ruled, the titans of television pressed to tip the playing field of competition in their favor. Cable and satellite TV companies don’t have to ask permission from the thousands of copyright holders whose works they transmit to paying subscribers every day. Using a “statutory license” built into the Copyright Act, today’s major pay-TV services can simply file some paperwork, pay a fee set by the government, and transmit TV shows to their hearts’ content. (Under Federal Communications Commission rules, pay-TV services have to get permission from broadcast TV stations to retransmit their signals, but this is more feasible, since there are far fewer broadcast stations than there are copyright holders.)

Neither cable companies, nor satellite TV companies, nor phone companies like AT&T and Verizon who sell pay-TV, have ever had to negotiate licenses with every copyright holder for every TV show on every channel they carry.

Unfortunately, several courts have now ruled that new pay-TV services who use the Internet, like FilmOn and the now-defunct ivi and Aereo, can’t use the statutory license and pay the government-set fee. In order to stream local broadcast TV at all, say these courts, Internet-based services must perform the nearly impossible task of getting permission from every copyright holder whose TV shows are broadcast on the local channels.

As we explained this week in our brief to the appeals court, those rulings give established pay-TV companies an unfair advantage over newer competitors like FilmOn. When it passed the current Copyright Act back in 1976, Congress intended the rules to be technology-neutral, applying equally to pay-TV systems whether they used copper wires, microwaves, or other technologies to reach customers’ homes. Though the established players may not like it, that includes the Internet.

We also explained to the court that it doesn’t need to defer to the opinions of the Copyright Office on this issue. The Copyright Office has written several reports in which it said that Internet-based pay-TV services shouldn’t be able to use the statutory license for cable companies. But while the Copyright Office acts as an advisor to the government on copyright issues, it has no legal authority to decide how to interpret Congress’s rules on most issues, including this one. That means that courts should use their own judgment.

Finally, we explained why copyright provisions in trade agreements negotiated in secret shouldn’t control the outcome of a U.S. case. The lower federal court in D.C. pointed out that several recent trade agreements between the U.S. and other countries contained language that seems to bar the signing countries from creating statutory licenses for Internet streaming of broadcast TV. But, as we said in our brief, trade agreements don’t change U.S. law unless Congress explicitly makes a change. And when Congress ratified the recent trade agreements, it said explicitly that existing U.S. law would not change. That means the statutory licenses for pay-TV, which have existed since 1978, still apply to Internet-based services within the U.S., in spite of the trade agreements. Allowing secretive trade negotiations to affect the outcome of lawsuits in U.S. courts, between U.S. companies, would be undemocratic. That’s not the way the law works.

This battle is likely to continue for a while yet. Major media companies are pressing their lawsuits against FilmOn in three appeals courts. Whether or not FilmOn is allowed to keep streaming broadcast TV in different areas of the country, we’ll continue to push for copyright law that’s friendly to innovation and competition.

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America: Raping and Destroying Planet Earth to Own It

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 03:16
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Sat, 30/07/2016 - 03:06
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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Stupid Patent of the Month: Solocron Education Trolls With Password Patent

eff.org - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 23:01

Another month, another terrible patent being asserted in the Eastern District of Texas. Solocron Education LLC, a company whose entire “education” business is filing lawsuits, owns U.S. Patent No. 6,263,439, titled “Verification system for non-traditional learning operations.” What kind of “verification system” does Solocron claim to have invented? Passwords.

The patent describes a mundane process for providing education materials through video cassettes, DVDs, or online. Students are sent course materials, take tests, and, if they pass the tests, are allowed to continue on to the next part of the course. At various times, students confirm their identity by entering their biographical details and passwords.

Solocron did not invent distance education, encryption, or passwords. The patent doesn’t describe any new technology, it just applies existing technology in a routine way to education materials. That should not be enough to get a patent. Unfortunately, the Patent Office does not do enough to prevent obvious patents from issuing, which is how we get patents on white-background photography or on filming a Yoga class.

The extraordinary breadth of Solocron’s patent is clearest in its first claim. The claim, with added comments, is below:

1. A process which comprises the steps of:

encoding at least one personal identifier onto a user interface media [i.e. set up an interface requiring a particular user ID];

displaying a prompt on said user interface media for the at least one personal identifier which requires a match of the at least one personal identifier encoded on the user interface media [i.e. ask the user to enter their user ID];

encoding at least one password onto a data storage media [i.e. encrypt or otherwise password-lock a file];

encoding the at least one password from the data storage media onto the user interface media [i.e. set up the user interface so it can check if the password is correct]; and

displaying a prompt on the user interface media for entering the at least one password which requires a match of the at least one password from the data storage media with the at least one password encoded on the user interface media [i.e. require users to enter their passwords into the interface].

Although the claim runs 119 words, it just describes an ordinary system for accessing content via inputting a user ID and password. These kinds of systems for user identification predate the patent by many, many years. The claim is not even limited to education materials but, by its terms, applies to any kind of “data storage media.” The Patent Office should not allow itself to be hoodwinked by overly verbose language that, when read closely, describes an obvious process.

Solocron is asserting its stupid patent aggressively. It has sued dozens of companies, including many new suits filed this year. As with so many patents we have featured in this series, it is suing in the Eastern District of Texas, taking advantage of the court’s patent-owner-friendly rules. We need fundamental patent reform, including venue reform, to stop patents like this from being granted and from being abused in the courts.

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Hillary: The Most Evil Force America Ever Produced

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 22:40

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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 22:37
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
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Syria's Assad Blasts US Imperial Policies

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 22:22
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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Hillary Front and Center Thursday Night

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 03:33
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 02:26
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. 

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Undemocratic Dem Party Convention

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 21:46
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 21:26
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 21:07
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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Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 03:43
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

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 03:20
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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Jill, not Hill!!

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 22:29
Jill, not Hill!!
by Stephen Lendman
Activists in Philadelphia’s downtown plaza chanted “Jill, not Hill.”
Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, a longtime physician/activist, a true populist, wanting her professional skills used to heal a sick nation. 
It desperately needs what she can provide, scoundrel media-supported corrupted duopoly power denying her the chance to become president by virtually ignoring her candidacy, opposing what she stands for.
She remains redoubtable and heroic, her progressive agenda what the world needs now, genuinely supporting:
  • world peace and disarmament;

  • democratic values;

  • the inviolability of rule of law principles;

  • universal healthcare and education as fundamental human rights;

  • living wages for all working Americans;

  • green, clean energy;

  • popular interests served over monied ones;

  • electoral reform free from today’s money-controlled process; along with

  • real social justice and revolutionary change.

Seeking support in Philadelphia, she accurately accused Clinton of “backstabbing” Sanders by now exposed electoral rigging, urging his supporters to back her, saying “(m)y campaign is here.”
She’s an advocate for progressive change. Perhaps “Never Hillary” activists will give her enough votes to prevent a 2nd Clinton co-presidency - the top political priority above all others.
Her revolutionary spirit is real. Her message is “Americans deserve real solutions for the economic, social and environmental crises we face. But the broken political system is only making things worse.”
“It's time to build a people's movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person.” 
“The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams - it's in our hands.”
Jill is a longtime physician, a mother, activist and organizer, a pioneer advocate for environmental health, a promoter of healthy communities, a fighter for peace, equity and justice so desperately needed.
Imagine America led by someone with her dedication for people over profits, assuring enforcement of human and civil rights, a distinguished woman of principle and honor - polar opposite duopoly choices.
I’m proud to support an eminently qualified candidate for president, a dedicated woman, saying “(w)e can build a better future together” and meaning 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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Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 22:01
Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency
by Stephen Lendman
Bill Clinton once bragged about electing him president meant getting “two for the price of one.”
Here we go again. Exposed electoral rigging along with unelected party insider super-delegates handed the Clinton crime family another chance for the nation’s highest office.
Will November electoral rigging assure it, letting both legally challenged Clintons lead America - perhaps into the abyss if occurs?
Sanders capped his sellout to everything he campaigned against, urging Hillary be nominated by acclamation. In disgust, over 500 of his delegates walked out.
He transformed himself into Hillary’s puppet, a caricature of what he claims to be, a Judas goat leading followers astray, urging them to betray their principles and honor like he did - a despicable scoundrel selling out to wealth and power like all the rest.
Tuesday was a night of infamy, a time for national mourning - fascism on steroids emerging triumphant. All-out activism against a corrupted system is crucial. 
The alternative is a nation more unsafe and unfit to live in than ever, Wall Street and war-profiteers more greatly empowered, neoserfdom for ordinary people, and the unthinkable risk of WW III with nuclear weapons able to end life on earth.
That’s what “two for the price of one” emerging triumphant in November means. Defeating the Clinton crime family is vital.
Late in my life, I fear for young people, unable to have the advantages I had growing up. It was a different time.
An inner city kid with nothing going for me had opportunities unavailable today. Permanent wars, neoliberal harshness and police state terror turned America into humanity’s scourge.
A neocon-run nation bent on global conquest and domination at any cost risks dystopian harshness for everyone but America’s privileged class if we survive their onslaught.
The unacceptable danger of a 2nd Clinton crime family presidency is explained by Hillary once saying “(w)hat do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life” - code language for endless wars of aggression, benefitting privileged Americans exclusively, no matter the cost to humanity.
Straightaway post-9/11, she urged waging war on terror - a pretext for forcefully transforming all sovereign independent nations into US vassal states.
She threatened Iran with total “obliterat(ion) (if they) consider(ed) launching an attack on Israel…”
As me-first lady, she supported genocidal sanctions on Iraq, killing 5,000 children aged five or under monthly. She praised George Bush’s Islamophobia, fully supporting his agenda.
She favors nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents. As secretary of state, she orchestrated war on Libya and Syria, raping and destroying both countries. 
US foreign policy under her leadership ousted democratically elected Honduran and Paraguayan leaders. Following Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, she was involved in raping the country for profit along with rigging its election, installing a US puppet to run things.
The Clinton Foundation is a money-laundering self-enrichment racket masquerading as a charitable NGO - selling influence to special interests in return for millions of dollars in contributions.
It’s hard imagining a more despicable choice for president than Killary - partnered with husband Bill for a second time around to run the country into the ground - likely taking planet earth with it this time if elected in November.
Top priority is preventing their return to the White House. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.
They’re a duo only Wall Street, war-profiteers and other corporate predators could love, a scourge for everyone else.
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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NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like

sjlendman.blogspot.com - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 21:11
NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like
by Stephen Lendman
From inception, the New York Times was always an establishment broadsheet. Now it’s more a laughing stock.
It’s an unabashed agent for wealth, power and privilege, a supporter of imperial wars killing millions, a Wall street tool - now acting as Killary’s press agent, entirely abandoning journalistic ethics and professional integrity
Democracy in America is pure fantasy. None whatever exists. Voters have no say over who’ll lead them. Not according to The Times, disgracefully calling a rigged electoral process for Killary “what democracy looks like.”
Can anyone ever again take anything it publishes seriously? The self-styled “newspaper of record” entirely abandoned legitimate reporting and analysis, substituting all propaganda, all the time, its soul for sale to the highest bidder - wanting the world made safe for monied interests, everyone else be damned.
The nation Times management and editors support isn’t safe or fit to live it. Perpetual wars rage in multiple theaters. US streets and communities are battlegrounds. Fundamental freedoms are disappearing in plain sight, police state terror replacing them.
An unprecedented wealth disparity exists - super-wealth for the privileged few compared to abject poverty for growing millions.
The world’s richest country increasingly ignores the needs and concerns of its most vulnerable. Waging war on humanity at home and abroad takes precedence.
The Times lied, claiming Killary “won millions more votes than Mr. Sanders” to earn her party’s nomination. With DNC help, she STOLE enough votes to get it - along with hundreds of unelected party insider super-delegates supporting her throughout the campaign.
The horror of a 2nd Clinton crime family co-presidency should terrify everyone. Endorsing the unthinkable makes The Times complicit with its high crimes if elected in November.
A Final Comment
The Times is in the forefront of proliferating a Big Lie about “Russia’s military intelligence service (the GRU)” alleged responsibility for hacking into DNC emails, handing them to WikiLeaks for publication.
It cites unnamed US intelligence sources, claiming “high confidence” of Russian involvement - likely the same ones repeating Big Lies about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Moscow strongly denies the baseless accusations.
Believe nothing US sources or media agents of wealth and power like The Times report - featuring misinformation and Big Lies, suppressing hard truths on issues mattering most.
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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