The NYT v. Trump Update

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The NYT v. Trump Update

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

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, the Times was a virtual press agent for Hillary.

Its editors endorsed the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.

She openly favors use of cluster bombs, toxic agents, and nuclear weapons in US war theaters she called deterrents that “keep the peace” she deplores. 

The Times falsely called her “one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history” — a shocking perversion of truth about a pro-war, pro-business, anti-peace, equity and justice menace.

Times anti-Trump fury is all about his November 2016 triumph, an election he was supposed to lose, not win.

There’s virtually nothing positive about the 45th US president, DJT waging war on humanity at home and abroad.

Instead of slamming him for the right reasons, t
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Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar

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

Over 40 days after Britain illegally seized Iran’s Grace 1 super-tanker (renamed the Adrian Darya 1) on orders by the Trump regime, likely John Bolton — the vessel left Gibraltar late Sunday evening for a reported Mediterranean destination believed to be Kalamata, Greece, according to TankerTrackers.com.

Iranian lawmaker, member of its Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi explained that “(o)ur diplomacy on this issue (getting the tanker released) was based on ensuring national security and interest of the country and also on revolutionary diplomacy of resistance.”

Despite heavy Trump regime pressure and bullying, Gibraltar authorities ordered the vessel’s release, Boroujerdi adding:

“Seizing Iranian tanker was an illegal measure and an act of piracy by England upon US order.”

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Kamala Harris: An Anti-Criminal Justice Supporter

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Kamala Harris: An Anti-Criminal Justice Supporter

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

Harris is a self-styled progressive — a fantasy one in name only. Her prosecutorial/political history is pockmarked with serving privileged interests and her own exclusively at the expense of due process and equal justice under law.

A July Harris poll (no connection to the candidate) has her trailing Biden and Sanders by a wide margin, scoring around even with Warren, other Dem presidential aspirants with scant support.

Most other polls are similar. Though early in the race, establishment figure Biden is the favorite to be Dem nominee — a longtime champion of privilege in Congress and as vice president, abhorrent of peace, equity and justice.

Harris and most other aspirants are much the same, nary a true blue people’s aspirant seeking the nation’s highest office in either right wing of the nation’s war party &mdash
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Trump Threatens Blockade of Venezuela, Sino/Russian Support for Maduro

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Trump Threatens Blockade of Venezuela, Sino/Russian Support for Maduro

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

Trump regime war on Venezuela by other means rages. It’s all about wanting its social democracy eliminated, gaining another imperial trophy, along with control over its vast oil reserves, the world’s largest.

In early August, Trump was asked if he’s considering a blockade of the country. “Yes, I am,” he responded.

Neocon hardliner Bolton threatened (illegal) Trump regime sanctions on nations, entities and individuals “who provide support or goods or services to any designated person, including the government of Venezuela.”

Blockades are acts of war. Attacking nations preemptively flagrantly violates the UN Charter, what the US, NATO, and their imperial allies do time and again.

Maduro slammed Trump’s hostile remark, saying it “says a lot about (his regime’s) desperat
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US Rubber-Stamp Court OKs Repeat Act of Maritime Piracy Against Iran

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
US Rubber-Stamp Court OKs Repeat Act of Piracy Against Iran

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

Time and again, hard evidence shows the US is a nation run by hawkish right-wing extremists, dismissive of the rule of law and democratic values they abhor and don’t tolerate.

Operating exclusively by their own rules, they maintain that UN Charter principles and other international law applies to other nations, not imperial USA.

All nations the US doesn’t control are on its target list for regime change, part of its longstanding plot to rule the world unchallenged, control its resources, and create ruler-serf societies everywhere — enforced by Pentagon-run NATO, operating as a global police force.

Since its 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist dictatorship, Iran has been a key target to transform back to US client state status — by brute force it that’s what it takes.

On Jul
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Jeffrey Epstein’s Death: Dubious Suicide Claim

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Jeffrey Epstein’s Death: Dubious Suicide Claim

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

Mystery surrounds his death. Why would a wealthy influential figure, able to afford a highly skilled legal team, experienced in cutting deals favorable to clients, take his own life?

Figures like Epstein are rarely held accountable like ordinary people are treated.

In 2008, he pleaded guilty in Florida to “soliciting and procuring” an underage girl for “prostitution.” Slap-on-the-wrist punishment followed.

True enough, he reportedly had lots of information about notable figures he arranged sex for with underage girls, leaving them vulnerable to potential statutory rape, prostitution, and sex trafficking charges, at minimum having their reputations greatly damaged.

On July 6, Epstein was arrested on federal “charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiring to commit sex trafficking of minors.” &nbsp
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Slams Ziofascist Apartheid Israel

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Slams Ziofascist Apartheid Israel

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

Apartheid was official Israeli policy from inception, Arabs brutalized and otherwise mistreated for not being Jewish.

The nation is a virtual armed camp, military service for male and female youths mandatory, streets patrolled by heavily armed soldiers — terrorizing Palestinians, especially in the Occupied Territories.

From pre-school through higher education, Israeli Jews are brainwashed, lied to — taught to hate Arabs, especially Palestinians.

They’re manipulated to believe they’re hostile, violent, deviant, cruel, immoral, bloodthirsty, vengeful and unfair — Jews called industrious, righteous, trustworthy, brave, and rubbish about God’s chosen people.

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress — both lawmakers critical of Israeli ruthlessness, supporter
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