By Stephen Lendman Except for Aristide’s tenure, what passes for Haitian democracy would make a despot blush, thanks to America’s imperial grip on the hemisphere’s poorest, long-suffering people. As a result, last November’s presidential and legislative elections might best be called a cruel joke. The entire process was rigged to exclude 15 parties, including by [...]
By Gaither Stewart. Republished from The Greanville Post. Little known fact: WWI cost Serbia more than one million dead. Relative to its small population, that was a horrific proportion. The image shows Serbian army retreat across Albania. Serbians won decisive victories against the Germans and Austro-Hungarians in the Southeastern front. (Patrice Greanville) (ROME-BELGRADE) NATO seems [...]
Book review by Jim Miles. Monsoon – The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power. Robert D. Kaplan. Random House, New York, 2010 When I first read Robert Kaplan, it was shortly after 9/11 when a whole library of books became available about U.S. foreign policy and how it should deal with the terrorist [...]
By Stephen Lendman Obama’s March 28 television address wreaked of hypocrisy, lies and disdain for basic democratic values, making an indefensible case for naked aggression against a non-belligerent country. America’s media approved.
By John Chuckman French air force planes struck the first blows: using “intelligent” munitions, the planes struck tanks and artillery which threatened the people of Benghazi. Now, who wouldn’t be heartened to learn that mechanized forces being used against civilians, civilians whose only demand was freedom from tyranny, were destroyed?
By Stephen Lendman Masquerading as “humanitarian intervention,” Washington launched full-force barbarism on six million Libyans, all endangered by America’s latest intervention. More on how below. Beginning March 19, it was visible. However, months of planning preceded it, including US and UK special forces and intelligence operatives on the ground enlisting, inciting, funding, arming and supporting [...]
By Stephen Lendman On March 19, ironically on the eighth anniversary of “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” a White House Office of the Press Secretary quoted Obama saying: “Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to (attack) Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians,” he, in fact, doesn’t give a [...]