U.S. News and World Report says several news outlets and aggregators smeared as conduits for 'Russian propaganda' to reach at least 15 million Americans are preparing legal action against the people behind @PropOrNot. It isn't clear from the US News article if these individuals are also weighing a libel lawsuit against the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI), the neoconservative-dominated, Cold War 2.0 promoting think tank based in Philadelphia and Washington that pushed @PropOrNot's 'methodology' to Washington Post reporter Craig Timberg. Turning the tables when it comes to the use of anonymity, a private citizen who wishes to remain anonymous is offering a $10,000 reward, payable in bitcoin, for verified exposure of the identities behind @PropOrNot...Read More
While the U.S. media focused on the tragic police killings in Dallas and the European press the Euro2016 matches and NATO's summit in Warsaw, some subtle unofficial diplomacy was underway last week in Moscow.
Carter Page, an adviser to the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign and a former manager in the Moscow offices of Merrill Lynch, gave a speech at the New Economic School in the Russian capital. To the consternation of The Washington Post, Page called for dialogue and mutual respect rather than continued Cold War 2.0 confrontation with RussiaRead More
Iranian state-funded Press TV is reporting that scores of soldiers from the Saudi-led Arab coalition were killed this weekend by multiple Houthi-fired ballistic missile strikes on their base near the Bab-el-Mandeb strait that separates Yemen from AfricaRead More