Stopping (Nonexistent) Malign Activities from Russian Terrorism (SMART) Act

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Stopping (Nonexistent) Malign Activities from Russian Terrorism (SMART) Act

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

According to proposed Senate legislation, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism USA wants leading advocate of global peace and stability Russia labeled with this designation.

The measure also calls for Donbass freedom fighters in Donetsk and Lugansk, unwilling to accept fascist rule by Kiev, designated foreign terrorist organizations.

The legislation has nothing to do with preserving and protecting US national security, everything to do with its imperial interests, its endless wars, economic terrorism, and other hostile actions aimed at advancing hegemonic control over planet earth, its resources and populations.

The so-called SMART Act (S.1189) was introduced last April by hardline Senator Cory Gardner. Earlier he said:

“The State Department should consider adding (Russia) to its list of
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NYT Fake News on Ukraine

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
NYT Fake News on Ukraine

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

During the Obama regime’s late 2013/early 2014 orchestrated coup d’etat in Ukraine, replacing democratic governance with Nazi-infested fascist rule, the NYT cheerled what happened.

It lied about nonexistent “Russian aggression” and annexation of Crimea while ignoring the Obama regime’s coup against a sovereign state, praising the lawless action.

Days after the coup, its editors lied claiming Russia’s “parliament granted President Vladimir Putin authority to use military force in Ukraine (sic) as Russian security forces effectively seized control of the Crimean peninsula (sic).”

No cross-border Russian military force was authorized or used, no “seiz(ure)” of Crimea.

When the US coup occurred, winter olympic games were ongoing in Sochi, Russia. Its military forces were mobilized for security reasons — to pr
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Hostile to Peace and Stability Arab Leaders Call for Confronting Nonbelligerent Iran

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Hostile to Peace and Stability Arab Leaders Call for Confronting Nonbelligerent Iran

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

Overtly in cahoots with US-dominated NATO and covertly with Israel, belligerent Arab leaders called for confronting Iran at the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit.

Ignored by their hardline ruling regimes is that the Islamic Republic is the region’s leading peace and stability proponent.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz chaired the summit in Riyadh. Member states include Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain.

Salman heads a regime notorious for public beheadings and whippings, along with other horrific human rights abuses and war crimes abroad.

The Saudis and other fascist Arab states support US imperial wars, economic terrorism, ISIS and likeminded jihadist foot soldiers.

Salman called for Arab unity against nonbelligerent Iran, saying:

“Our region t
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Russia’s Sergey Lavrov in Washington

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Russia’s Sergey Lavrov in Washington

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

On Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov met with Pompeo at the State Department as well as Trump in the White House Oval Office.

Following their meeting, DJT tweeted the following:

“Just had a very good meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and representatives of Russia. Discussed many items including Trade, Iran, North Korea, INF Treaty, Nuclear Arms Control, and Election Meddling. Look forward to continuing our dialogue in the near future!”

Lavrov stressed that Moscow’s “correspondence (with the US) will show that we were prepared to cooperate on any issue that had to do with the US suspicions about our interference in elections, but the Obama administration rejected that vehemently.”

Russia repeatedly denied interfering in US or other foreign elections. No credible evidence refutes its assertion because
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America’s Lost War in Afghanistan

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
America’s Lost War in Afghanistan

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

On Monday, a surprising Washington Post report headlined:

“The Afghanistan Papers — A secret history of the war. At War With the Truth,” saying:

“US officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it.” More on this below.

In its 19th year, endless unwinnable US war in Afghanistan is all about wanting the country used as a land-based aircraft carrier against Russia, China and Iran.

Potentially worth trillions of dollars, it’s about plundering Afghan mineral riches, including its barite, chromite, coal, cobalt, copper, gold, iron ore, lead, enormous amounts of highly-valued lithium and other rare earth metals vital for high tech products, natural gas, oil, precious and semi-precious stones, potash, salt, sulfur, talc and zinc.

It’s about Washington’s strategic plan to
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Agreement on Ceasefire in Ukraine: Real or Illusion?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Agreement on Ceasefire in Ukraine: Real or Illusion?

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

On Monday, so-called Normandy Four leaders Putin, Merkel, Macron, and Ukraine’s Zelensky met in Paris to discuss a ceasefire in Donbass, a prisoner exchange, and related issues after five-and-a-half years of US-orchestrated war.

Despite Russia’s good faith conflict resolution efforts, Kiev breached Minsk I and II agreements straightaway.

US military aid to Kiev is unrelated to national security. It’s all about waging endless war in Donbass, along with maintaining instability along Ukraine’s long border with Russia.

It’s for using Ukraine as a dagger threatening Russia’s heartland. It’s for maintaining fascist Kiev rule, along with endless war and instability in central Europe.

Zelensky is a weak political neophyte leader. Ukraine is a US vassal state, the country infested with fascist hardliners.

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The Myth of a Free Press in America and the West

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The Myth of a Free Press in America and the West

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

The dominant fourth estate long ago abandoned journalism the way it’s supposed to be — serving the imperial state and monied interests exclusively.

Real news, information, and analysis is still available from independent credible sources unbeholden to powerful interests, mainly online.

Days earlier, America’s leading proliferator of managed news misinformation and disinformation on issues mattering most NYT headlined: “Who Will Tell the Truth About the Free Press?”

Clearly not the self-styled newspaper of record, operating exclusively as a mouthpiece for powerful interests, featuring the official narrative exclusively at the expense of “all the news that’s fit to print” — banned in its daily editions on major domestic and geopolitical issues. More on its editorial piece below.

Wrong and ne
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Al Jazeera Anti-Syria, Anti-Russia Propaganda

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Al Jazeera Anti-Syria, Anti-Russia Propaganda

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

On all things relating to US aggression in multiple theaters, Al Jazeera (AJ) reports read like Pentagon/CIA press releases, similar to Western establishment media propaganda..

AJ’s latest disinformation report on Syria resembles numerous others, ignoring high crimes committed by US-supported terrorists, blaming government and Russian forces involved in combatting them.

Citing al-Qaeda-linked White Helmets as its source, falsely calling them “rescue workers,” AJ wrongfully accused “Syrian government and Russian forces (of) kill(ing) at least 18” civilians in terrorist-infested Idlib province.

Like Western establishment media, AJ calls US-supported cutthroat killer terrorists in Syria “rebels” or “opposition forces.”

It also cited the one-man UK-based and funded pro-Western Syrian Observatory
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