Geopolitical mosaic: the British introduce Soviet standards of learning and are thinking of dropping a neutron bomb on the Taliban, and the title “Miss Earth” is affordable for any oligarch
Looking around the tracks, the police found that there were no 12 connecting rail pads on the three rail junctions. The lack of parts and was the cause of the gathering of rolling stock. The Interior Ministry speculate about sabotage.
Almost five hundred tons of oil products were pumped out at the accident site. Spilled oil is not life threatening. Oil products do not fall into the reservoirs.
At the scene, the police found evidence: a flashlight, a knitted hat and a mobile phone. Now the guards are trying to establish the identity of its owner.
In the hands - “Kalashnikov”, on the lips - Allah. Syrian rebels claimed the seizure of the Marj al-Sultan helicopter base, owned by government forces and located fifteen kilometers east of Damascus, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters. This is the second Air Force base of government troops in the immediate vicinity of Damascus, which the rebels, according to their assurances, captured in November.
A video appeared on YouTube that allegedly shows captured territory. In the frames, the Syrian rebels, glorifying Allah, are running through the base with Kalashnikov assault rifles. In one frame, you can see the leader of the group near the helicopter, and on the other you can see the "anti-aircraft gun".
As a result of the operation to capture the base, as they say "rebels", two helicopters and a radar were destroyed, and 15 supporters of the Assad regime were captured.
Check this information is not possible.
Hamas calculated Palestinian damage. The amount of damage done to the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military operation, which lasted from 14 to 21 in November, amounted to 1,245 billion dollars. This was announced yesterday at a press conference by an official representative of the Hamas control enclave movement Taher an-Nunu, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Pervin Mamed-zade.
As a result of Israeli strikes, 200 houses were completely destroyed, and about 8 thousands more were damaged. Entirely destroyed 42 non-residential buildings, including the Hamas government building in Gaza, three mosques and a medical center.
An-Nunu cited and refined data on casualties. 166 people have become victims of Israeli air attacks in the Gaza Strip. More 1235 were injured.
"David's sling." Israel conducted a test of the missile defense system "David's sling" (aka "Magic Wand"), designed to combat medium-range missiles. As reported by the Ministry of Defense of the country, this complex successfully intercepted the target during tests at the landfill in the Negev desert, transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The developed system is designed to create an additional echelon of missile defense, becoming an intermediate link between the tactical complex "Iron Dome" and batteries of long-range anti-missile "Hetz" and "Patriot". "Sling" should hit ballistic targets with a range of 70-300 km. It is assumed that the new complex will be commissioned in 2014-2015.
Amnesty from Hamas. The Hamas movement announced an amnesty for all prisoners belonging to the Fatah ranks. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
A special committee will be created in the Gaza government that will handle the cases of Fatah members and their release. Freedom will 22 person.
The decision on the amnesty of members of the Fatah movement was taken three days after the head of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas spoke on the phone with the Prime Minister of the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniyeh. Abbas congratulated Hamas on “victory” in the conflict with Israel.
It was the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip that helped the parties begin the process of unification.
The explosion in Rafah. In the building of the Egyptian intelligence service in the city of Rafah, located on the border with Gaza, yesterday there was a powerful explosion, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to the Al-Arabiya channel. Part of the building was destroyed. No injuries reported. The causes of the explosion are still unknown. Now at the scene working security officers.
Al-Arabia recalls that the Egyptian authorities have been fighting Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula in recent months. It is possible that the Islamists have intensified against the background of the unstable political situation of recent days.
Kalashnikov assault rifle for 11.600 shekels. Egyptian intelligence agencies conducted an investigation to find out where they came to the militants in Sinai weapon.
According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Akhbar, citing its own sources, it is no secret that even in 2000, under Mubarak, arms dealers managed to conduct business in Sinai, selling mostly Kalashnikov assault rifles and machine guns. In 2002, they set up a supply chain from Jordan. From Aqaba across the Red Sea to Taba and Nuweiba, M-16 rifles were brought on small vessels. Later they began to be shipped to northern Sinai. Part of the guns through the smugglers' tunnels fell into Gaza, reports MIGnews.com.
After a while the Jordanian channel was discovered by Israeli intelligence agencies. But a new channel opened - Yemeni. The weapons were delivered by sea, but not directly to Sinai, but through Sudan. The local Bedouin clans transported the deadly cargo across the desert to the Sinai Peninsula. This channel operated until 2010 year.
After the fall of Gaddafi weapons fell from Libya. Through the desert and the Suez Canal, it enters Egypt and Sinai, as well as the Gaza Strip.
MIGnews gives some quotations.
A Kalashnikov rifle is worth 18 thousands of Egyptian pounds (11.600 shekels).
M-16 rifle - 25-35 thousands of Egyptian pounds (16.100-25.500 shekels).
Hand grenade - Egyptian pounds 100 (Shekel 64).
Anti-aircraft missile - 70 thousands of Egyptian pounds (45 thousands of shekels).
Egyptian resignation. Two presidential advisers Mursi abandoned their posts after the head of state amended the Constitutional Declaration, effectively proclaiming himself Pharaoh.
RBC With reference to the Al-Jazeera channel, it reports that the writer and representative of the Coptic church, Samir Morkus, voluntarily left his post, followed by the journalist Sakina Fuad.
The demarche of both was caused by the reluctance to participate in the violation of the basic state law. S. Fuad stressed: "Judging by the decisions taken, the president does not need anyone's advice."
“Today M. Mursi usurped all authority and appointed himself a new pharaoh of Egypt,” writes one of the opposition representatives, Mohammed el-Baradei, in a microblog.
The opposition is supported by a former high-ranking member of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tarvat al-Kerbavi. "It is unacceptable for M. Mursi to behave as if he is a god," he told reporters.
As further reports "RBC", in Alexandria failed to prevent the clash of opponents and supporters of the decision Mursi. At least 25 people were injured during the fight. In Cairo, open clashes were avoided, and the situation is under the control of the authorities. But the opposition said it would hold a “march of millions”, similar to those that took place during the revolution in the spring of 2011.
On the decree Mursi told in the previous "Geopolitical mosaic".
Pharaoh as a guarantor of democracy. The President of Egypt said that the decrees on the expansion of his powers - temporary. Mursi urged his opponents to dialogue for the return of political stability in the country. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
An official presidential statement was issued yesterday. It is reported that the empowerment of the president by himself with new powers “is not aimed at concentrating power” in the hands of the head of state, but is temporarily provided in order to ensure their subsequent transfer to the democratically elected parliament. Even Mursi in this way would like to achieve the impartiality and political apathy of the judicial system.
In many cities of the country because of the “initiative” of Mursi, the opposition announced the start of protests. In the evening of November 25 it became known about the first victim: south of Alexandria in a clash between supporters and opponents Mursi, a teenager speaking for the president died.
McCain condemned Mursi. As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev, following the presidential administration, Muhammad Mursi and American lawmakers were criticized. A few days ago, they praised the outstanding mediator who facilitated the truce between Israel and Hamas, but yesterday Republican Senator John McCain and his Democrat Karl Levin said: the actions of the Egyptian leader aimed at expanding his powers and causing mass protests in the country - unacceptable. Previously, like a correspondent. ITAR-TASS, State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said that the people of Egypt fought against the regime of Hosni Mubarak in order to "not have excessive concentration of power in the hands of one person."
Mr. McCain gave an interview to Fox, where he hinted at the possibility of freezing financial and military aid to Egypt. He said that the United States should condemn the actions of the President of Egypt and force him to abandon his intentions.
“We don’t want the democratically elected autocracy to become a non-democratically elected dictator, as it happened before,” said his colleague Levin in the NBC program.
However, the same Levin stressed that the United States must exercise "extreme caution" in relations with the leadership of Egypt, so as not to violate the fragile truce between Israel and Hamas.
One gets the impression, let us add, that M. Mursi skillfully used the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in order to protect his power interests.
The French will do without a list. France does not plan to accept its "Magnitsky list". About this in an interview with Interfax, said French ambassador to the Russian Federation Jean de Gliniasty, reports "Lenta.ru".
The fact is that a month ago the European Parliament voted in favor of a resolution recommending EU countries to adopt the “Magnitsky list”, implying sanctions against a number of Russian officials, allegedly implicated in the death of lawyer Magnitsky.
Commenting on this resolution, de Gliniasty stated that visa issues are within the competence of sovereign states, and Paris plans not to adopt the “Magnitsky law”.
The coming desert. Mikhail Antonov ("Vesti") talked about why Europe is becoming depopulated soon.
The author describes a cubist monument to the homosexual victims of the Nazi regime in the center of Berlin: the construction with a window, and in it - kissing gays and lesbians (in front of children).
In the Netherlands, the question of gender has long been removed from all questionnaires. Tahira Lemon, a registrar of the Amsterdam City Hall, says: "If people come to register and it turns out that these are two men, then this is the only way we understand that we are talking about same-sex marriage." There are no restrictions, it is only necessary that the age of the “spouses” is not less than 18.
About a million among Dutch people are homosexuals. They raise 25 thousands of children.
And if the corresponding proportion extended to the entire Dutch society, this 17-million country would turn into a desert after a generation.
Gays are in no hurry to "raise" children. And those that “educate”, instill in them their “values”.
In France, the socialist Hollande will do everything to legalize same-sex marriages: he did make campaign promises. By the way, December 16 in France will be held the next democratic manifestation of homosexuals and lesbians - in support of this very legalization.
However, protests initiated by another camp, normal people, are strong in France.
As you know, hundreds of thousands of ordinary French people expressed their protest against the law on the legalization of same-sex marriages. Comedian Virginie Merle, the mouthpiece of the heteroprotest against the distortion of the nature of marriage, only speaks seriously on this topic: “The law imposes a system that will erase the concept of man and woman, father and mother. They will not say “husband” and “wife”, but only “spouses”. And tomorrow there will be birth certificates, where it will be said that "Nicolas was born to Roger and Jean-Pierre."
“It is in heterosexual families that there is a concept of masculine and feminine function. In same-sex unions nothing like that. Just two men live together, and the society is trying all the time to understand who their boy is and who the girl is, ”notes Roger Frakkar, a psychoanalyst.
American sociologist Mark Regnerius found that people who grew up in same-sex families, by 15% more often fall into depression, among them 10% more suicides.
A representative of the Red Cross organization in Germany, Friedrich-Ernst Duppe states: “More than 60% of new HIV infections occur in homosexuals, and the law forces us to exclude for life the number of blood donors for men who have had sex with another man.”
Cocktails for the police. On Sunday night, unknown people threw bottles with an incendiary bottle into the company of a police special forces in the center of Athens, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
This company round the clock guards the headquarters of the center-left party PASOK, which is a member of the ruling coalition of Greece. About fifty young people gathered there at night. They threw more than two dozen bottles of Molotov cocktails at the police. No harm done.
In Catalonia, separatists won the election. The nationalist coalition "Convergence and Union of Catalonia" won elections in autonomy in northeastern Spain. True, at the same time she lost her former position. This is evidenced by the results of counting 100 percent of votes, reports "Voice of Russia" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
KSK could not get an absolute majority in the regional parliament. And if before it was represented by the deputy 62, now their number has decreased to 50 (30,5% of votes). Thus, the coalition did not receive an absolute majority in parliament (68 seats) necessary to implement the idea of separating the region from Spain.
The second place according to the results of the elections was occupied by the Left Republicans of Catalonia (21 place, 13,6% of local residents). Third place was taken by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (20 seats; 14,4%).
Taliban calm neutron bomb. Former Secretary of Defense and member of the British House of Lords, John Gilbert, proposed a radical way to end the Taliban "Vesti".
According to him, you just need to drop a neutron bomb on the militants on the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Participating in heated parliamentary debates, Mr. Gilbert said that almost no one lives in that region anyway, so rare goats and shepherds. And then, if we apply weapons of mass destruction in the region, then it will be impossible to hide there.
The parliamentarians decided not to support Gilbert’s proposal.
This is correct, let us add: we need to wait for sanctions from the world hegemon.
Soviet education will be available in Britain. We are all surprised: why are these kids of our oligarchs and government officials seeking out in Britain for diplomas? So there is the highest level of education - in a country where the Prime Minister does not know who is the author of the patriotic song “Rule, Britain, the Seas” and what is the “Magna Carta”? It turns out that standards of Soviet education are being introduced in foggy Albion.
In the UK, they intend to learn from the experience of Soviet education, transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. Children who are capable of mathematics are going to teach here on the model of specialized schools that first appeared in Russia during the Soviet era. In this way, the Minister of Education of the United Kingdom, Michael Gove, plans to raise the level of teaching of the “queen of sciences” in public educational institutions.
The first Soviet-reformed school will begin work in 2014, on the basis of London's King's College. Others will appear behind it. There will be in-depth study of mathematics and prepare children for admission to the best universities.
“The idea is based on a network of schools that emerged in the era of the arms race in the 60 of the last century to identify and nurture the mathematical and scientific elite in order to stimulate the development of the USSR,” British media reported. “As in the Soviet schools, some of which strengthen their positions in modern Russia, some subjects will be conducted by university teachers or students.”
The British mass media refers to the role model as the physics and mathematics boarding school at Moscow State University, founded in 1963 by Andrey Kolmogorov.
The rigorous selection of students will be based on the results of examinations, the completion of summer courses and interviews. Now King's College is developing a strategy for a new project.
One hundred days in the WTO. Nikita Sorokin ("Voice of Russia") spoke about the recent unnoticed passing of an important date - the 100 days of Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization. What do the experts think about this?
Alexey Portansky, Director of the Information Bureau for Russia's Accession to the WTO, says:
“For our partners, for foreign investors, Russia's membership in the WTO creates clear, internationally recognized rules of the game. That is, the predictability of the trade regime. This is very important for business, it is important for planning some kind of contacts, connections, and conclusion of contracts for a long time. ”
For foreign business, Russia's accession to the WTO is primarily open doors to the Russian market, said Daria Zhelannova, senior analyst at Alpari. The Russian market is quite voluminous, so naturally, it is of considerable interest to foreign businesses. Since entry barriers will be reduced, foreign companies will be able to establish subsidiaries here and open representative offices according to a simplified scheme.
However, with the accession to the WTO, Russia is also expected to face difficulties, suggests Natalya Smirnova, head of the Personal Financial Planning Department of the BCS Financial Group:
“I do not see that with the accession to the WTO, we have opened up some new horizons, substantially new and significantly different compared to what we had before. All the same, just a little bit of the procedure will be simplified and a little bit of the duty will go down. It will just be a little easier to export what could have been exported before, and that’s all. If we are talking about the WTO, I see rather more minuses than pluses, because foreign companies will be able to enter our market even more freely, with which our domestic companies will not be able to compete. ”
Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Security Council of the Russian Federation recently said that joining the WTO does not mean abandoning the policy of supporting the national economy. The head of state advised bureaucrats, and at the same time businessmen, to follow the example of the “old-timers of the WTO”, who act very sophisticatedly and do not violate anything.
Thus, let us add from ourselves, Russia urgently needs to take an example from China, and not from Ukraine, which was not easy at the WTO.
The price of victory. On the "Miss Earth" on the "VO" was told on Saturday - in "The results of the week". But yesterday correspondent "Vestey" Boris Sobolev He published information not only about the cost of victories at various kinds of beauty contests, but also about the origin of the overwhelming majority of winners. It turned out that the geographical alignment tightly "correlates" with corruption ...
“We have such a competition - it can be bought with giblets in general. "Miss Moscow" - 300 thousand dollars. And the "Beauty of Russia" - 300-500. This is how it is. That is, 300 is necessarily money, and the rest can be negotiated. This is the first place, ”says Zinaida Baldanova, director of the beauty contest Miss Moscow, deputy director of the All-Russian public movement Krasa Rossiya, on a hidden camera.
Journalists made inquiries: the competition from the top three, competes with Miss World and Miss Universe. Brand owned by a Philippine business woman Lorain Shaq.
Mrs. Shaq deigned to accept in her mansion people who introduced themselves as the envoys of a Russian oligarch.
“I can't promise,” replies Lorraine Shack. <…>
Telephone conversation with Moscow.
“What if we offer more?” Now they talked with Moscow, the president of our concern is a generous man. He agreed to double the amount, ”the journalist asks.
"Oh my God! This is a completely different conversation! Just be right! ”- Lorine Shack answers.
“So, the price of the question is four million dollars, your word?” Asks the journalist.
A journalist asks N. Pereverzeva: “If you knew that the title“ Miss Earth ”is selling for several million dollars, would you pay?” She replies:
Boris Sobolev writes:
For our Natasha, with her passages about poor Russia, the journalist notes, this time, it seems, no one bothered. Natalia Pereverzeva says:
Natalia Pereverzeva entered the final twenty. The list and photos of the winners can be viewed, for example, here.
Shooting in Florida. Roman Mamonov and Svetlana Maksimenko ("Voice of Russia") talked about some Black Friday incidents in the United States.
Near the Walmart supermarket in Tallahassee, Florida, two people were injured and hospitalized. The shootout occurred because of a dispute about a parking space at the store. These two opened an account of the victims of "Black Friday", the beginning of the sales season.
At the Walmart supermarket in Montry, Georgia, a frantic crowd of shoppers spun out of control. Fortunately, the incident did without injuries.
“Black Friday” in the United States will be replaced by “Cyber Monday”. As transmits correspondent RIA "Novosti" Larisa Saenko, cyber monday is coming to the USA - the peak of online sales, which continues the Christmas shopping season.
Market analysts expect one-day online purchases in the US to set another record — somewhere at 2 billion dollars, or 12% more than last year.
In the assortment of sellers - almost 15 million items of goods, discounts on other of them reach 50%. Network retailers are aggressively announcing "hot" deals - from toys to collapsible cottages.
The biggest discounts are offered on jewelry: they reach 70%, with the exception of designer diamond items, where only 30% is dropped. Outerwear has also fallen in price: you can buy it for 40% of the initial price.
Some retailers opened the discount season a week earlier, turning Cyber Monday into Cyber Week. The National Association of Retailers predicts that over the Christmas season, Americans will spend a billion dollars to buy 586,1 retail products.
What Santa does not believe. Progressive journalist Kurt Nimmo (Infowars.com) writes:
“No, the sailors did not see Osama bin Laden being buried in the sea.”
According to the Freedom of Information Act, the Associated Press received and promulgated a corresponding e-mail correspondence showing that American sailors aboard the Carl Winton could hardly have witnessed the burial of a terrorist at sea.
Unfortunately, notes K. Nimmo, e-mail messages, representing the first public disclosure by the state of information about undocumented killings, were heavily edited.
In a letter allegedly written by a naval officer fleet The United States claims that Osama bin Laden’s body was washed and wrapped in a white sheet (Daily Mail). Another letter, allegedly sent by a state agent on a ship, reports that only a small group of people from the ship's management were informed of the burial at sea. “The officer read out prepared religious quotes, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After a verbal farewell, the body was laid on a flat board, head up, and then the body of the deceased slipped into the sea, ”wrote Admiral Charles Gowett.
Among the recipients of the email is Admiral Mike Mullen, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General James Mattis, a top officer in US Central Command.
The Pentagon does not have a death certificate, an autopsy or a result of DNA tests to identify Bin Laden.
“We will do everything we can to make sure that no one has any reason to deny that Osama bin Laden was killed,” said John Brennan, Obama’s counterterrorism adviser, after the alleged murder.
Back in May last year, former State Department employee Steve Pechenik told Alex Jones (Infowars.com) that murder is a production, “American Theater of the Absurd,” and that all the photos were fabricated.
Pechenik and other people, Nimmo writes, including members of the FBI and Israeli intelligence, have repeatedly reported that Osama died at the end of 2001, shortly after the US military invaded Afghanistan. 26 December 2001, the leading Pakistani newspaper, published an article in which it was reported: Bin Laden died in mid-December, and the Taliban, along with officials, took part in the funeral. Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Afghan President Hamid Karzai also publicly stated in 2002 that Osama bin Laden died in 2001.
Earlier (May 4 2011), Comrade Pechenik confirmed Infowars.comthat he is ready to disclose in federal court the name of the general who told him that the 9 / 11 attacks were “internal sabotage”. He added that he is not a liberal, a conservative or not a member of the Tea Party, he is a simple American, deeply concerned about the direction in which his country is moving.
Pechenik said that the “staging” decision was made for the sake of artificially raising Obama’s rating: “This is an organized production ... people are sitting and watching a comedy ... the president ... comes out like a zombie, and says that he just killed Osama bin Laden - that person who was dead nine years ago. "
The American Theater of the Absurd, we add, has continued in the presidential elections not so long ago. For example, in Wood County (Ohio), which has an 98213 electorate person, 106258 voters (108%) voted for Mr. Obama. In the same Ohio state, two electoral judges were caught with bundles of ballots for unregistered voters. Many voters in this state, coming to the polls, were surprised when they were told that they ... had already voted. The same picture was observed in several other states. In ten counties of the state of Colorado, more than 100% of voters registered. In Wisconsin, "voters" Obama drove up on buses from neighboring states. In Nevada, trade unions registered illegal immigrants at the same time forcing them to vote. Read more - in today's review. "Lesser Evil" as a Principle of American Democracy ".
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