Russia pays last Soviet debt

Payment of $152 million to Bosnia clears all outstanding Soviet debt by ALEXANDER MERCOURIS Duran An aspect of the events surrounding the dissolution of the USSR in 1991 which rarely gets discussed is that Russia took on itself the entire burden of paying the whole of the foreign debt owed by the USSR at the…

Eclipse OMEN for John McCain

by State of the Nation “The USS John S. McCain guided missile destroyer docked Monday at Singapore’s naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker, as vessels from several nations searched for 10 missing U.S. sailors.” (Source: Damaged USS John S. McCain Arrives in Singapore; 10 Missing)  …

Putin appoints Anatoly Antonov as Russia’s new ambassador to US

RT   Moscow has selected Anatoly Antonov, a career diplomat specializing in defense and security issues, as its next ambassador in Washington. Antonov replaces Sergey Kislyak, who was painted as a shadowy spymaster by those targeting the Trump administration. “According to the President’s decree, Anatoly Antonov is appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian…

The new authoritarians: It now looks like Google is working with liberal groups to take out conservative websites

Paula Bolyard PJ Media   Google revealed in a blog post that it is now using machine learning to document “hate crimes and events” in America. They’ve partnered with liberal groups like ProPublica, BuzzFeed News, and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to make information about “hate events” easily accessible to journalists. And now, there…

The anti-imperialist camp: splintered in thought

by Thierry Meyssan   In 2011 when his country was subject to a jihadist siege, President Bashar el-Assad’s reaction was against the norm: rather than strengthening the powers of his security services, he cut them back. Six years on, his country is in the process of emerging victorious, in the most important war since Vietnam. This…

Erdogan attacks German FM: ‘Who are you? Know your limits!’

RT Recep Erdogan has told Germany’s FM to “know his limits” after Sigmar Gabriel accused the Turkish president of interfering in the his country’s upcoming elections. Erdogan once again urged German based Turks not to vote for the ruling coalition. On Saturday, Erdogan once again urged nearly 3 million German Turks not to cast their…

The truth will not be Googled

By Claire Connelly Google has come under scrutiny by free-speech organisations for shutting down neo-Nazi website, Daily Stormer, seemingly too distracted to notice the tech giant has been waging a censorship campaign against progressive news organisations that publish content which conflicts with the narrative of the Washington establishment, along with Facebook and Twitter on the…

When PR and marketing get gory: Paid rioting gains momentum in US politics

Sputnik   Paid protesters are not a new phenomenon in domestic US politics; however, after things turned ugly in Charlottesville over the last weekend, the practice of hiring a political crowd as if it were a movie scene is becoming increasingly questionable. Kristian Rouz – Multiple signs of “professional protesters” appearing at political events and…

Steve Bannon goes as the military takes over the Trump administration

by ALEXANDER MERCOURIS Ousting of Bannon as Chief White House Strategist leaves the generals in charge of the government   The announcement of the ‘resignation’ of White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon represents the culmination of a process which began with the equally forced ‘resignation’ of President Trump’s first National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn. Individuals who…

US, UK chemical agents captured from terrorists by Syrian Army

Evidence has emerged to suggest that the United States and United Kingdom supplied weapons-grade chemical agents to terrorist forces in Syria. During a press conference in Damascus on Wednesday, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad stated that chemical agents have been found at arms depots abandoned by militant forces in Aleppo city and the East…

Why was this ‘crowd hire’ company recruiting $25 an hour ‘political activists’ in Charlotte last week?

Zero Henge   Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend. Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions…