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Election Theft in Honduras

by Rick Sterling

Tue 5th Dec 2017
Honduras is in crisis. The national election took place on Sunday 26 November. Results posted that night showed the challenger Salvador Nasralla with a 5% lead with 57% of the votes tallied... [read more]

WMD in Syria just like Iraq in 2003? Contradictions in the UN/OPCW Report on Khan Shaykhun

by Rick Sterling

Sat 11th Nov 2017
In early 2003 it was claimed that Iraq was a threat to other countries. Today we have something similarly ridiculous and dangerous. Supposedly the Syrian government decided to use a banned chemical weapon which they gave up in 2013-2014... [read more]

Ten Problems with the Anti-Russia Obsession

by Rick Sterling

Sun 9th Jul 2017
Western media and Democratic Party politicians have made a major campaign accusing Russia of “meddling” in the U.S. election. The following are major problems with the “anti-Russia” theme, starting with the lack of clear evidence.... [read more]
 

Observations and Impressions from Russia

by Rick Sterling

Fri 2nd Jun 2017
For over two weeks this May, a delegation of 30 Americans visited seven regions and ten cities across Russia... [read more]

Russian Perspectives on US-Russian Relations

by Rick Sterling

Fri 19th May 2017
Russians see themselves being encircled by NATO. Of the 16 countries bordering Russia, eight have anti-Russia sentiments... [read more]

The Escalating War on Syria and Need for International Law

by Rick Sterling

Sat 8th Apr 2017
As I will show below, it is likely the deaths in Khan Sheikhoun were caused by an armed opposition faction, not the Syrian government. The goal was precisely what has happened: a media firestorm leading to direct U.S. aggression against Syria.... [read more]
 

Open Letter to the World Anti Doping Agency and International Olympic Committee Regarding the McLaren Report and the Politicization of Doping in Sports

by Rick Sterling

Wed 29th Mar 2017
Russian track and field athletes, plus the entire Paralympics team, were banned from the Rio Games last summer. This was based on the first McLaren report commissioned by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).... [read more]

The “White Helmets” go to Hollywood

by Rick Sterling

Mon 27th Feb 2017
The White Helmets movie is a tactic in the ongoing campaign of distortion and deception around Syria... [read more]

Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report on Syria

by Rick Sterling

Thu 16th Feb 2017
Amnesty International (AI) has done some good investigations and reports over the years. However, less well recognized, Amnesty International has also carried out faulty investigations contributing to bloody and disastrous actions... [read more]
 

Congressional Hawks Rush to Intensify War in Syria

by Rick Sterling

Fri 25th Nov 2016
One of the big lies regarding Syria is that the US has been inactive... [read more]

The White Helmets Controversy

by Rick Sterling

Sun 23rd Oct 2016
Unknown to most people, the White Helmets brand was conceived and directed by a marketing company named “The Syria Campaign” based in New York. They have managed to fool millions of people... [read more]

Does Syria Have the Right to Defend Itself?

by Rick Sterling

Fri 7th Oct 2016
The Syrian government is truly fighting to defend itself against an armed opposition that is violent, sectarian and unpopular with the large majority of Syrians... [read more]
 

White Helmets Deceive ‘Right Livelihood’ and CodePink

by Rick Sterling

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
The story of the White Helmets is principally a “feel good” hoax to manipulate public perception about the conflict in Syria and continue the drive for “regime change”... [read more]

Clintonites Prepare for War on Syria

by Rick Sterling

Tue 23rd Aug 2016
Neoconservatives including Clintonites are pushing hard for a direct US attack on Syria to prevent the collapse of their regime change project... [read more]

Banning Paralympic Athletes to Bash Russia

by Rick Sterling

Sat 13th Aug 2016
Last Sunday it was announced that the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had decided to ban the entire Russian team from the upcoming Paralympics to held in Rio in September... [read more]
 

The Biased Report that Led to Banning Russian Athletes

by Rick Sterling

Fri 5th Aug 2016
The targeting of Russia and indiscriminate punishment of their athletes is a betrayal of the Olympic spirit.... [read more]