Rupturing US/China Relations: A Breach too Wide to Fix?

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Rupturing US/China Relations: A Breach too Wide to Fix?

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

History one day may explain that the US was its own worst enemy — along with being responsible for unparalleled harm to most people at home and abroad worldwide.

Its drive for hegemony over other nations is self-defeating longterm, the lesson of earlier failed empires not learned.

Its entrenched militarism is a state within the state, an untenable situation longterm. 

Its abhorrence of peace, equity, justice and the rule of law is heading it toward a possible military dictatorship or its civilian equivalent — things perilously close already.

Notions just societies cherish are considered threats to national security.

Despite facing no foreign threats, it’s waging permanent war on humanity.

Under Republicans and Dems, one party with two militant right wings, governance is secretive, repressive
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The NYT: Proliferator of Fake News Over Hard Truths

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The NYT: Proliferator of Fake News Over Hard Truths

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

Throughout most of its history, the Times operated still operates as an imperial mouthpiece — promoting what demands denunciation.

On major issues mattering most, notably geopolitical ones, fake news substitutes for truth and full disclosure.

Material on its pages are carefully filtered, dissent marginalized in support of wealth and power interests.

US wars of aggression against nonthreatening nations are considered liberating struggles.

Abandonment of the rule of law at home and abroad is considered in the national interest.

Patriotism means going along with rogue state lawless rule by both wings of the US war party.

Major media like the Times operate as a collective handmaiden to powerful interests — doing their bidding at the expense of journalism the way it’s supposed to be.

Last week, Tim
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Podcast: Why Dropping Out And Running Away Are Virtuous

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Feature Article by Paul Rosenberg
The idea that running away is a virtue bothers a lot of people, but when you find that the greatest men and women of history have done precisely this, it’s time to re-evaluate, no matter how it makes you feel.

Compliance is how we shrivel and ultimately die to ourselves. Acting on your own decisions – with all the risk that implies – is the path of life and liberation.

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Pentagon Debunks Fake News About Russia/Taliban Connection to Kill US Forces in Afghanistan

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Pentagon Debunks Fake News About Russia/Taliban Collaboration to Kill US Forces in Afghanistan

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

Big Lies take on a life of their own when drummed into the public mind by establishment media.

When repeated enough, they get most people to believe almost anything, no matter how unlikely or implausible.

No matter how often ordinary Americans have been duped by propaganda, they’re easy marks to be fooled again.

Long before the age of television and the Internet, famed US cowboy humorist/vaudevillian Will Rogers once quipped:

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”

Alleged Russia-Taliban collaboration to kill US forces in Afghanistan resembles Russiagate rubbish straight from former Obama regime CIA chief John Brennan’s playbook. 

More on the Russiagate connection below.

In response to the NYT
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Trump Regime Further Escalates Get Tough on China Policy

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Regime Further Escalates Get Tough on China Policy

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

US policy toward China shifted over time from the 19th century’s “yellow peril” to today’s public enemy No. 1 — unrelated to any threat, none posed by its ruling authorities.

As the US declines, its grip on world leadership eroding, steadily going the way of all earlier empires because of its counterproductive policies, Ellen Brown earlier explained that its neoliberal model “met its match in China.”

The US lost its competitive edge to a superior economic system. Beijing maintained a high level of growth for decades — compared to US stagnation and decline.

Washington wants China and other countries it doesn’t control transformed into client states — Beijing well aware of its history and hostile strategy.

Its ruling authorities aren’t about to let their geopolitical/econom
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Surging COVID-19 Outbreaks, Americans Barred From Europe, and Trump Arrest Warrant

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman

Surging COVID-19 Outbreaks, Americans Barred from Europe, and Trump Arrest Warrant

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

Who could have imagined any of the above, let alone all of it at the same time.

Time and again, truth is stranger than fiction.

All of the above are facts, not fiction, even though as late as end of last year, it would have been debunked as fake news if reported at the time.

There’s plenty of it around at all times, proliferated by politicians who lie, especially in Washington, and establishment media.

In early 2020, the vast majority of Americans wouldn’t have known the difference between the highly contagious and hazardous to human health SARS-CoV-2 virus that produces COVID-19 disease and a common cold that’s little more than a minor short-term annoyance.

Now the novel coronavirus is universally known, even though not taken seriously enough by too many people in the US beca
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The NYT Russia Bashing Obsession

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The NYT Russia Bashing Obsession

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

The self-styled newspaper of record never met a foreign government not controlled by the US it didn’t want denigrated, vilified, and eliminated.

It never met hard truths about them it didn’t suppress, featuring state-approved propaganda over journalism the way it’s supposed to be.

Russia has been a prime Times target for over a century, except during WW II to focus on defeating Nazi Germany and during the Yeltsin years — a pathetic pro-Western figure who wrecked the country throughout most of the 1990s.

Under Vladimir Putin, Russia was no longer willing to roll over for Washington, no longer willing to sacrifice its sovereign rights to US interests, seeking cooperative relations instead — why he’s reviled by its hardliners, the Times, and other establishment media.

A dozen ago I explained that things were back to the fut
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Delisting Chinese Firms From US Exchanges

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Delisting Chinese Firms From US Exchanges

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

US anti-China legislation dates from the mid-19th century, including measures to prohibit or limit emigration of its nationals to America.

Today, US war on China by other means rages with no end of it in prospect.

Measures introduced or adopted by Congress since late 2019, including what’s signed into US law, include:

The Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, wrongfully blaming China for months of made-in-the-US violence, vandalism, and chaos in the city.

The Uygher Human Rights Policy Act: The world’s leading human rights abuser USA calls for sanctioning China over alleged mistreatment of these people.

Credible evidence backing claims about its alleged detention of millions of Uyghurs in so-called  Xinjiang “re-education camps” is sorely lacking.

The measure also requires the director of national i
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New York Times Propaganda Sinks to New Low

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
NYT Propaganda Sinks to New Low

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

The NYT isn’t and never was “the newspaper of record” except in its own mind.

It’s a national disgrace, a lying machine, an instrument of state-approved propaganda, notably on geopolitical issues.

It features US intelligence community press releases — rubbish masquerading as “all the news that’s fit to print” that’s unfit to read.

The late Chicago Sun Times reporter Mike Royko once remarked that “no self-respecting fish would (want to) be wrapped in a (Rupert) Murdoch paper.”

The same applies to the Times and other major US broadsheets, manipulating the public mind their mission, journalism the way it should be long ago abandoned.

Last week, the Times stooped to a new low even by its deplorable standards.

It falsely claimed “Russia secretly offered (the Taliban) bounties to kill
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