Daily Archive: July 13, 2016

After South China Sea Ruling, Beijing Unveils New Guided-Missile Destroyer

On the same day that the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has commissioned its fourth guided-missile destroyer. The latest 052D Yinchuan destroyer was commissioned at a naval port in Sanya, in the Hainan province. Roughly 150 meters long with a 20-meter beam, the ship is one of China’s most sophisticated vessels. Equipped...

All Russian Officials & Politicians May Face Anti-Corruption Polygraph Tests

The Russian public chamber has proposed a nationwide program in which civil servants, politicians and even civil activists undergo universal polygraph tests to detect and purge those previously engaged in corruption schemes. “We propose that these tests are taken by all candidates for positions in the civil service before they are officially employed and also by any public figures,” deputy...

The West Is Provoking A World War: Russia Is Being Pushed To Its Limits

Editor’s Note: Tensions in Europe are heating up between Russia and Western nations. In an indicator of what’s to come, it was reported today that Russian President Vladimir Putin has sacked every single commander in his Baltic fleet – about 50 total. In what has been called a “Stalin-like” purge, Putin terminated the appointments of his commanders because they reportedly refused Putin’s orders...

Clashes Between Syrian Army, Kurds Pushes Brzezinski Plan Forward In Syria

It was only a matter of time before the Syrian military and Kurdish organizations butted heads in Syria over who controls specific territory in the north. Over the past few months and as both the Kurds and the SAA push forward against the ISIS and related Western-backed forces operating near the Turkish border, these confrontations have become increasingly frequent, requiring...

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot: Afghanistan is FUBAR (fucked up beyond all recognition/ repair)

Afghanistan keeps dropping out of the headlines. Despite its endless bleeding, its Enduring Freedom torment, caused by America’s anti-communist obsession, and perpetrated by its imperialist instinct for world control at all costs, it’s just not interesting for the thrill-seeking msm, and is embarrassing to its lame-duck Nobel laureate president. It doesn’t get much help from Hollywood, either. No Bob Hopes,...

NATO Reaffirms Its Bogus Russia Narrative

Exclusive: President Obama and NATO leaders signed on to the false narrative of a minding-its-own-business West getting sucker-punched by a bunch of Russian meanies, a storyline that suggests insanity or lies, reports Robert Parry.By Robert Parry It’s unnerving to realize that the NATO alliance – bristling with an unprecedented array of weapons including a vast nuclear arsenal – has lost its collective...