Trump Regime Reviving ISIS in Iraq

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Trump Regime Reviving ISIS in Iraq

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

ISIS and likeminded terrorist groups were made in the USA — recruited, armed, funded, trained and directed by Pentagon special forces and CIA operatives — on US bases in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

Jihadists are used by the US as proxy fighters in Iraq, Syria, and other designated war theaters — supported by Pentagon terror-bombing.

What establishment media don’t report is what’s most important for everyone to know, including a question never asked or answered in the mainstream.

Where do heavy and other weapons used by ISIS and other jihadists come from? They don’t materialize out of thin air.

They include tanks, large-caliber mortars, HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, artillery, surface-to-air-missiles, man-portable Manpads able to down low-flying aircraft and helicopters, TOW-guided anti-tank missiles, and othe
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The NYT: Enemy of Iranian Sovereign Independence

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The NYT: Enemy of Iranian Sovereign Independence

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

NYT war on Iran rages, ongoing for the past 40 years — because of Iranian sovereign independence, wanting it eliminated, the nation retuned to US client state status, its resources looted, its people exploited, their freedom eliminated under foreign control.

Like other establishment media, the Times is a press agent for US imperial and domestic policies against peace, equity, justice, the rule of law, and public welfare at home and abroad — state-approved propaganda its specialty, truth-telling on vital issues absent from its reports.

In its latest edition, the Times falsely accused Iran of “cover(ing) up the downing of” Ukraine airliner 752 in early January, failing to lay blame where it belongs.

The tragic error came days after the Trump regime’s assassination of IRGC Quds Force commander General Qassem Soleiman
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Trump Regime Blocks Iran’s Fars News.com

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Trump Regime Blocks Iran’s Fars News.com

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

Blocking Fars News English-language website is part of the Trump regime’s war on Iran by other means, along with wanting truth-telling suppressed — how all totalitarian states operate.

I accessed Fars News.ir. It reported that the Trump regime’s Treasury department blocked its .com domain, its .ir domain still accessible so far.

The news service got international service provider notification that “the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has included the news agency in its SDN list and ordered it to stop domain services to Fars News Agency (FNA)” — a flagrant free speech and press violation.

FNA is trying to rectify the situation. It’s been operating under the registered name of Fars Press and Culture Institute.

I follow the site regularly for accurate reporting on major
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Russian Foreign Ministry on Syria, White Helmets, Afghanistan and Venezuela

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

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War on Dissent by the US and West Threaten Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms

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War on Dissent by the US and West Threatens Speech, Media and Academic Freedoms

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

Censorship is the new normal in America and the West, wanting the message controlled, targeting what conflicts with it for elimination, notably on major geopolitical issues.

Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression.

It’s threatened by social media, Google, and other tech giants —  complicit in a campaign against content conflicting with the official narrative.

Media scholar Robert McChesney earlier said without digital democracy, “the Internet would look like cable TV…a handful of massive companies (controlling) content” — deciding what’s permitted online and what’s suppressed.

Without free expression rights, all others are threatened — where things are headed in US and other Western societies.

Fundamental rights
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Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

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Trump to Slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security?

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

On the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, he was asked if cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security is on his agenda.

“At some point they will be,” he responded, adding: Cutting them is “the easiest of all things,” falsely claiming greater economic growth that doesn’t exist makes it possible.

His 2020 budget calls for large cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals.

Candidate Trump earlier said “(e)very Republican wants to do a big number on Social Security.” 

“They want to do it on Medicare. They want to do it on Medicaid. (W)e can’t do that. (I)t’s not fair to the people that have been paying in for years and now all of the sudden they want to…cut.”

Time and again, Trump as president showed indifference to equity and justice for the vast ma
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US Peace Plans Unrelated to Peace

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US Peace Plans Unrelated to Peace

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

Trump may reveal his no-peace, deal of the century peace plan next week, according to reports.

Whenever released, it’s unrelated to peace, what he’s dismissive of, what hardliners in his regime and vast majority in Congress abhor, what Netanyahu supports, what Palestinians rejected before release because it serves Israeli interests exclusively at their expense.

Peace, stability, equity, justice, observing the rule of law, and governing by democratic values defeat Washington’s domestic and geopolitical agendas.

It’s served by endless conflicts, instability, and chaos, aiming for control over other nations, their resources and populations — what the scourge of imperialism is all about.

Why else would endless US direct and proxies wars have raged and continue raging throughout most of the post-WW II period.

Military Keyne
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Trump’s Machiavellian Iran Plan

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Trump’s Machiavellian Iran Plan

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

The US has been hostile to Iran since its 1979 revolution, ending a generation of US-installed fascist tyranny, the nation regaining its sovereignty that was destroyed by the CIA’s 1953 coup, its first ahead of decades of high crimes to follow.

Trump regime hostility toward Iran exceeds the worst of his predecessors, waging all-out economic terrorism on the nation and its people — its aim all about regime change, wanting pro-Western rule replacing Iranian sovereign independence, along with gaining control over its vast hydrocarbon resources.

Asked on Friday what the Trump regime’s plan is for Iran, neocon hardliner Pompeo equated US war on the country by other means to “diplomatic efforts,” together with “coalition” partners, aiming for unilateral surrender, a futile agenda against a nation willing and able to defend its sove
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Netanyahu/Gantz White House Invitation to Discuss Trump Regime’s No-Peace/Peace Plan

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Netanyahu/Gantz White House Invitation to Discuss Trump Regime’s No-Peace/Peace Plan

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

Leaked information shows Trump’s so-called deal of the century is a one-sided scam, favoring Israel at the expense of fundamental Palestinian rights.

The so-called peace process is the greatest hoax in modern times, along with the US war OF terror worldwide, not on it.

Israeli/Palestinian no-peace/peace plans have been around since the 1970s — a near-half century of failure to reach accommodation proof positive of US/Israeli unwillingness to respect Palestinian rights.

If both countries wanted conflict resolution resolution with Palestinians, it would have happened long ago.

Former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir explained why not. He and his predecessors wanted forever talks accomplishing nothing – giving Israel time to steal all valued Palestinian land.

His succe
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