Trump is the weakest strongman in the world: Foreign Policy Magazine

WASHINGTON, (ST)- The US Foreign Policy Magazine said in a recent article that US President Donald Trump has become the weakest strongman in the world because of his government’s use of violence against the protests that have been sweeping the United States over the killing of George Floyd, a US citizen of African origin, on May 25 by a US officer who was kneeling on Floyd’s neck, ignoring his pleas.

The Magazine said in an article by Stephen Walt, Professor of international relations at Harvard University, that “Donald Trump’s use of violence and division isn’t a symbol of authority- it’s a sign of desperation. It is difficult to predict what is going to happen when mass protesters go up against the coercive apparatus of the government.”

British intelligence services recruited ISIS terrorist to collect data on military facilities in Syria

ISIS terrorist acknowledged that the British intelligence services had recruited him to o collect information about Syrian and Russian military facilities in Syria in order to target them.

"Special services of Great Britain forced ISIS terrorist to work for themselves, instructing them to collect information about Russian military facilities in the Arab country," Muhammad Hussein Saud, a former militant of the terrorist group “Islamic State”, who was recruited after he decided to return to Palmyra, told Russian journalists about this.

The Trump Regime Is Beginning to Topple

Over the course of his presidency, Donald Trump has indulged his authoritarian instincts—and now he’s meeting the common fate of autocrats whose people turn against them, according to an article written by Franklin Foer in The Atlantic magazine

The writer said: "As in the case of many such revolutions, two battles are being waged in America. One is a long struggle against a brutal and repressive ideology. The other is a narrower fight over the fate of a particular leader. The president rose to power by inflaming racial tensions. He now finds his own fate enmeshed in the struggle against police brutality and racism.

Trump hid from protests in underground bunker, report says

President Donald Trump was reportedly taken by the Secret Service to an underground bunker beneath the White House that’s intended to defend against terrorist attacks as protesters gathered outside the White House, according to a report in The New York Times.

KEY FACTS

The Times said Secret Service was nervous about Trump’s safety Friday night and he was taken to the bunker by Secret Service agents as protesters clashed with police near the White House.

Cynthia McKinney: Racism is in the DNA of the USA

Former US congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has proposed the establishment of a permanent, independent board, similar to the National Transportation Safety Board, empowered with all necessary authority to investigate and impose solutions, including prosecution, to end criminal police behavior as well as prosecutorial misconduct—free from partisan political considerations.

"This proposed board would also be responsible for maintaining statistical data on such things as in-custody deaths, racial and ethnic civilian encounters with police, and other pertinent information. Such a board would make the obvious statement that criminal police behavior and prosecutorial misconduct are unacceptable and are considered anathema to U.S. national security policy," McKinney said in a post on her Facebook account.

Protests continue to sweep US over the death of a handcuffed black man

Protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police custody, with murder charges laid against the arresting Minneapolis officer failing to quell boiling anger.

Demonstrators clashed with police for a fourth straight night in Minneapolis, but riots also raged from New York to Los Angeles in one of the worst nights of national civil unrest in years.

In Atlanta police cruisers were attacked and set ablaze as rallies spun out of control, while in the capital Washington protesters collided with Secret Service agents in heated midnight scenes in front of the White House.

In Minneapolis, Derek Chauvin, the white officer filmed kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed and unarmed George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, was charged with "one count of third-degree murder -- unintentionally causing a death -- and one count of negligent manslaughter".

Manifestations of racial, as violence against African Americans increases

Damascus, (ST) - “I can't breathe” were the last words of help sought by the African American citizen George Floyd as he breathed his last breath under the foot of an American police officer in a crime that reflects the racist approach rooted in the United States in its most heinous forms and highlights the aspects of racial discrimination that the Police  use when dealing with American citizens, especially of African origins .

Floyd's murder that sparked protests bearing the slogan of his recent words “I can't breathe” brings to mind the many and frequent racist murders committed by the US police, whether documented or undocumented, including the murder of the young Villando Castle in 2016 in Minnesota as well and the murder of Eric Garner similarly killed Floyd in New York in 2014.

Such crimes based on racism rooted in the mentality of some white Americans increased significantly after Trump's arrival in the White House in early 2017 and his feeding of these racist and segregation practices on the basis of ethnicity through his inflammatory speeches to his electoral base, of which the far-right groups make up a large part.