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…