Inside the Secret, Strange Origins of Steve Bannon’s Nationalist Fantasia | Vanity Fair

Bannon’s reading eventually led him to the work of René Guénon, an early-20th-​­century French occultist and metaphysician who was raised a Roman Catholic, practiced Freemasonry, and later became a Sufi Muslim who observed the Sharia. There are many forms of traditionalism in religion and philosophy. Guénon developed a philosophy often called “Traditionalism” (capital “T”), a form of anti-modernism with precise connotations.

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Pentagon backs White House Syrian chemical weapon lies | UPI

Capt. Jeff Davis, a Defense Department spokesman, told reporters Tuesday that preparations activity has been seen at the Al Shayrat airfield in west-central Syria — and that it’s possibly a sign that President Bashar Assad is planning a chemical strike.

Davis said the information has been collected over the last few days, but has gotten “more compelling” in the past 24 hours.

“We have observed activities at Shayrat Air Base that suggest possible intent by the Syrian regime to use chemical weapons again,” another Pentagon spokesman, Adrian Rankine-Galloway, told Voice of America. “These activities are similar to what we observed prior to the regime[‘s] chemical weapons attack against Khan Sheikhoun in April.”

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The conference “From Atlantic to Pacific: for a common destiny of the peoples of Eurasia” | VIDEO

The international conference “From Atlantic to Pacific: for a common destiny of the peoples of Eurasia” has taken place on the 26-27 of May in the capital of Moldova. Among the participants there are the leading intellectuals from Moldova, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Georgia, France. The main goal of the conference is the the analysis of the crisis of European union and modernity and the development of the new political theory, which will be the the alternative to the liberal totalitarianism.

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