Tulsi Gabbard the Only Anti-War Progressive US Presidential Aspirant

Read more on this subject: United StatesFeature Article by Stephen LendmanTulsi Gabbard, the Only Anti-War Progressive US Presidential Aspirant

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The Shameful Record of the Self-Styled Newspaper of Record

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The Shameful Record of the Self-Styled Newpaper of Record

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

All the news it claims fit to print isn’t fit to read. I’ve said it before and I’ll repeat it again.

Its daily rubbish includes disinformation, Big Lies, and fake new, journalism the way it should be long ago abandoned.

Times readers get yellow journalism — distorting, exaggerating, and suppressing the truth on issues mattering most, especially geopolitical ones.

Time and again in its reports, fiction substitutes for truth and full disclosure. The broadsheet is a pseudo-official instrument of imperial and predatory capitalist propaganda.

Daily editions lie, deceive, distort, suppress, and otherwise operate as instruments of power interests against the general welfare, Thursday’s edition like others. Some examples:

“Boris Johnson Has a Brexit Deal. Now He Needs Parliament’s Support”
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Sham US/Turkish Ceasefire in Northern Syria

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Sham US/Turkish Ceasefire in Northern Syria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

On Thursday in Ankara, Turkish President Erdogan met with Mike Pence and Pompeo, a joint statement by both sides issued following talks. See below. 

Trump regime hardliners want their imperial agenda in Syria continued, notably aiming to undermine Russian efforts to restore peace and stability to the country, along with preserving and protecting its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Turkey is playing the US and Russia cards simultaneously, Erdogan wanting all he can get both countries to agree to that serve his revanchist interests. 

Agreements only work when fair, equitable, and all parties fulfill their obligations. US and Turkish regimes can never be trusted.

Their Thursday agreement on Syria has no international law legitimacy. They’re unlawful occupying powers, wanting control over the republic and its people.

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The NYT Lying Machine on the Illegitimate US/Turkish Agreement on Syria

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The NYT Lying Machine on the Illegitimate US/Turkish Agreement on Syria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Turkey’s Erdogan with US officials Pence and Pompeo agreed to unlawfully carve up and control parts of the Syrian Arab Republic — a flagrant international law breach.

Both ruling regimes agreed to continue violating Syrian sovereignty, territorial integrity, and fundamental rights of its people in pursuit of their imperial aims.

Their deal assures continued US-led aggression in parts of the country, notably in Idlib province, largely controlled by US-supported al-Nusra terrorists — heavily armed with US, other Western, Israeli and Turkish weapons.

The Times never forgave Trump for triumphing over media darling Hillary, inventing reasons to bash him relentlessly, no matter what he does or doesn’t do — ignoring his highest of high crimes, ones the self-styled newspaper of record supports.

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Aggression Only OK if by US and Partners

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Aggression Only OK if by US and Partners 

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

When US forces rape and destroy nonbelligerent nations threatening no one, it’s called humanitarian intervention, responsibility to protect, and democracy building — notions Washington’s power elites abhor.

When victimized nations defend themselves lawfully against Pentagon terror-bombing and atrocities by ISIS and likeminded jihadists used as US proxy foot soldiers, they’re wrongfully condemned for aggression — notably by establishment media, operating as imperial press agents.

The Obama and Trump regimes respectively supported Turkey’s 2016 and 2018 aggression in Syria — Operations Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch, both flagrantly illegal under international law.

Aggression committed by other countries is only OK with Washington when serving its interests — notably when Israel smashes defenseless Pa
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Erdogan Vows Continued Turkish Aggression in Syria

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Erdogan Vows Continued Turkish Aggression in Syria

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Erdogan’s cross-border aggression is all about wanting territory seized, controlled and annexed, his stated aims fabricated to conceal what he hopes to accomplish.

On Wednesday, he vowed Ankara’s Orwellian-named “Operation Peace Spring” will continue, an offensive unrelated to restoration of peace and stability in Syria, just the opposite.

“Our goal is clear,” he roared. “We are not worried over any sanctions.” The Trump regime’s offer to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG fighters is unrelated to wanting hostilities in Syria halted the US continues endlessly.

Since 2012 Geneva talks, followed by multiple Astana and Sochi rounds, the US and NATO rejected restoration of peace and stability in Syria.

Longstanding US/Israeli aims are all about wanting Assad replaced with pro-Western puppe
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Uneasy Damascus/Kurdish Alliance

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Uneasy Damascus/Kurdish Alliance

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Throughout most of Obama’s war, now Trump’s, against Syrian sovereign independence and territorial integrity, Kurdish YPG fighters and their politicians allied with US imperial aims for their own self-interest — including support for jihadists used as Pentagon/CIA proxy foot soldiers.

Kurdish betrayal complicates rapprochement with Damascus. Trust must be earned. Kurds have lots of proving to do.

For now, an uneasy alliance was formed against a common Turkish foe. Southfront said agreed on terms between both sides haven’t been revealed — each side with its “own version of events,” adding:

For Kurdish politicians and fighters, it’s for “the defense sphere only,” a political agreement to be discussed “in the coming days.”

Russia is acting as “guarantor” of terms agreed on, Moscow alo
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Ernest Hancock on Free Talk Live Wednesday October 16th, 2019 – FreeTalkLive.Com

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Ernest Hancock, Publisher of Freedom’s Phoenix, will be in-studio at LRN.FM in Keene, NH on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 – LISTEN LIVE on FreeTalkLive.Com

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Ernest Hancock travels back to Massachusetts with Bob Anderson – Pictures from the trip…

Read more on this subject: Freedom’s PhoenixFeature Article by Donna HancockHere are some pictures from Ernest Hancock and Bob Anderson while they are back in Massachusetts for work, activism, and networking…Pictures updated daily

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