Hatyb criticizes America. "InoPressa" reviewed the Western press on American aid to the Syrian rebels.
State Secretary John Kerry’s statement that the United States will supply food and medicine to the Free Syrian Army is the first time that the United States promises non-lethal means to help the armed forces fighting against Assad, writes journalist Michael Gordon of The New York Times ".
However, the Syrian rebels demand weapon and technique. However, the newspaper reminds, "The United States also allocates 60 million dollars to ensure that the political wing of the Syrian anti-Assad coalition improves the provision of basic services (health, education) in areas reclaimed from the government." The opposition should increase its popularity among the Syrians and press off the influence of extremists from Jabhat al-Nusra, associated with al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, in passing, it is reported that "An-Nusra" is already "working with the population."
The United States and its allies control the training bases of the Syrian rebels in Jordan, the British newspaper The Times reports. Scouts and diplomats say that insurgents are trained to handle small-caliber weapons and take chemical arsenals under protection.
"The rebels criticized the new program of assistance to Syria" - this was the title of the commentary by the journalists of The Wall Street Journal. "The rebels arrived at the conference of the organization" Friends of Syria "in Rome in the hope of increasing aid from the West, but ultimately the uprising is still supported mainly by Middle Eastern countries that do not always share the strategic and political interests of the United States," the authors note. Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates supply them with light weapons.
The EU also took a step that could pave the way for the supply of British equipment, allowing the supply of "non-lethal" weapons to protect civilians.
Meanwhile, the head of the NKRS, Muaz al-Khatib, spoke at a press conference with a speech in which he accused the international community that this very community is more concerned about the Muslim religious beliefs of opposition fighters than the atrocities perpetrated by the Assad forces. “The media pay more attention to the length of the beards of the rebels than to the slaughter,” journalists say. Mr. Khatib told representatives of eleven states who came to Rome for a conference that the Syrian opposition is preparing to appoint the head of the provisional government. He tried to dispel fears that the Islamist government would come to power, stressing that his organization would preserve ethnic and religious diversity in Syria.
Soon the state of Syria will cease to exist, says columnist for the German newspaper Die Welt, Michael Stürmer. “But neither nature nor politics tolerate a vacuum, so immediately after this the struggle for the Syrian legacy will begin ...” There are enough interested parties: Shiite Iran in the east, Sunni Egypt and Jordan in the south, Qatar in the Persian Gulf.
As for the next talks, they will not give anything, I'm sure Stürmer: "The sworn enemies expect from each other only the worst."
Bashar Asad intends to run for Syrian presidency in 2014. This is reported "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. In addition, he reiterated that he would remain in power, despite appeals from the West and his Arab allies to resign before the expiration of the presidential term.
The Syrian leader on the eve gave an interview to the British newspaper «The Sunday Times», in which he criticized British foreign policy. He said that the current policy of the United Kingdom towards Syria, which is set up to militarize the problem, works against the interests of England itself. “There is no contact between Syria and the UK for a long time,” said the president. And he added: "Speaking frankly, the UK has played in our region an unconstructive role on various issues for decades."
According to Assad, the British can not be expected to achieve a reduction in violence in Syria: after all, they want to supply the terrorists. "I think they are working against us, and they are working against the interests of the United Kingdom itself." “We do not expect the arsonist to become a firefighter,” summed up B. Assad.
Signal for Netanyahu. MIGnews.com writes that four Syrian mortar shells exploded on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights, became a signal to the Israeli Prime Minister. Probably, it is time for him to "dispose of" the space in the south of Syria, which borders with Israel. Defense Secretary Ehud Barak flew to Washington to meet with Chuck Hagel on Tuesday.
At the head of the agenda will be an alarming situation: the disappearance, with the exception of scattered military units, the units of the Assad regular army from the Syrian regions adjacent to Israel and Jordan. The collapse of the Syrian defense line creates a strategic situation of extreme importance. The no-man’s territory on the Syrian side of the Golan is completely open: a) in the province of Horon, where the Syrian uprising broke out for the first time two years ago; b) on the Yarmuk River, which separates Syria from Jordan.
There is still time, writes an Israeli information resource, in order to “pre-empt events that could harm Israel’s security.” What are these events? And here is one of them: the agreement between the Assad government and the Syrian opposition at the talks in Moscow, which start on March 5, can open the doors for Muslim extremists to concentrate on the Israeli border. Hence, Barak’s mission in Washington is to coordinate the positions of Israel and the United States with the new head of the Pentagon, reports MIGnews.com.
Iran: 3000 centrifuges new generation. Corr. ITAR-TASS Vladimir Koklikov reports that Iran is creating a new generation 3000 centrifuges, which "will soon be installed in place of the old ones." This was stated by the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Fereydun Abbasi Davani.
“The growth of scientific potential contributes to the development of the energy industry and to the strengthening of the country's ability to resist the sanctions of the West,” the AEOI head emphasized.
Iranian nuclear scientists are planning to use IR-2m centrifuges, which will speed up the uranium enrichment process.
Comrade Davani assured that the work being done at nuclear facilities is transparent. IAEA inspectors can visit any object.
52 killed and 170 injured in Karachi. Pakistani authorities report 52 killed and 170 injured - victims of yesterday’s attacks. Two mined cars were blown up by extremists in one of the busiest areas of the city, where mostly Shiite Muslims live. The power of improvised bombs was about 250 kg of TNT.
Explosive devices worked in close proximity to shopping centers and shops, which explains the large number of victims: on Sunday evening, people made purchases and went shopping. Among the dead and wounded many women and children, reports MIGnews.com.
Monday is announced in the city as a day of mourning.
In Egypt, harness photos with portraits of the American Secretary of State. Hundreds of Egyptian citizens gathered in Cairo outside the Foreign Ministry building burned photos of the US Secretary of State John Kerry, reports SANA.
Protests took place in Port Said, where the Egyptians showered one of the police stations with Molotov cocktails. Several cars and part of the building burned down.
It is reported that in many cities of Egypt there were demonstrations of protest against the policy of the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mursi, as well as against the visit of Kerry. Hundreds of people, writes SANA, among whom were fans of the football team "Al-Ahli", blocked the road to Cairo airport, and Mr. Kerry "delayed the departure."
360 affected. About 360 people in Port Said were injured yesterday as a result of clashes between police officers and protesters, according to "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
Hundreds of people took part in a demonstration, demanding the cancellation of a court decision on the transfer of prisoners from one prison to another 39, awaiting sentencing for participating in a fight at a football match in February of 2012. The demonstration resulted in clashes of its participants with police officers who used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
During clashes, one police officer was killed. As stated by the police, he was shot dead by unknown persons who were in the crowd. Another officer received a gunshot wound to the leg.
American millions for Egypt. The USA will provide Egypt with assistance in the amount of 250 million dollars. This was stated yesterday in Cairo by US Secretary of State John Kerry before flying to Saudi Arabia, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Tarasov.
Earlier, Mr. Kerry held a meeting with Mohammed Mursi, where he discussed issues of support for the Egyptian economy and the ways of its “revitalization”.
In a statement, he said that 190 million dollars will be allocated immediately to support the state budget from a larger tranche of 450 million, which is supposed to be sent to Cairo later. Another 60 million will go to the needs of the fund to provide direct assistance to local entrepreneurs and young people.
According to Mr. Kerry, the money was allocated to Egypt’s “inalienable needs” in accordance with Mursi’s promises to fulfill the conditions for completing the deal with the IMF (we are talking about a loan of $ 4,8 billion).
The state secretary called on the Egyptian leader to "hard work and compromises to restore stability to the country."
The former prime minister of Libya was mutilated by torture. Adrey Ontikov, Fahim Al-Surani ("Voice of Russia") told that the former head of the Libyan government, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, received serious injuries from torture in prison. This was announced in an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia by a Tunisian lawyer of the former prime minister. According to counsel, al-Mahmoudi is "in critical condition."
Fahim al-Surani interviewed Mabrook Kurshid, lawyer of Baghdad al-Mahmoudi, and asked for comment on the situation.
Comrade Kurshid said that the prisoner was really tortured.
“Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi’s state of health after torture leaves much to be desired. His life is in great danger. For present-day Libya, it is not surprising that former politicians are subjected to moral and physical pressure. For our part, we just demand from the jailers a human attitude towards al-Mahmoudi. We also urge human rights organizations to pay attention to this problem. ”
Moreover, no one can meet with al-Mahmoudi. Many would like to visit him, but everyone, the lawyer says, was denied.
The former prime minister is held in prison, which is controlled by the government. But if he were in the one in the hands of the bandits, the defender says, “the difference would be small.” According to the lawyer, the central authorities attract representatives of the local militia to guarding places of detention, and there is practically no control over them.
“As soon as it became known about what is happening in the prison where Baghdad al-Mahmoudi is kept, we immediately turned to the Libyan authorities and international human rights organizations. The authorities in Tripoli responded only that my client was lying about his state of health. Allegedly, he's fine. But I understand perfectly well who is lying in this situation and why it is being done: they want to do the same thing with other political prisoners with al-Mahmoudi: bring him to death before the trial with torture and harassment. Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi was one of the key figures of Libya in the times of Muammar Gaddafi. He knows such things that it would not be at all profitable for the current authorities to suddenly surface. Therefore, they want to get rid of it. We will try to prevent this. ”
Schengen история: the Germans do not want to see Bulgarians and Romanians on a visit. Germany will block the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to Schengen, German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said yesterday in an interview with Spiegel, reports RIA News".
In an interview with the magazine, the head of the German Interior Ministry said that "German citizens will approve the expansion of the Schengen zone only if the basic requirements are met, which is not currently observed." According to Herr Friedrich, corruption is rampant in Bulgaria and Romania and visas can be bought, which will allow unreliable citizens to enter Germany "without further control."
If Romania and Bulgaria will insist on voting on the issue of joining Schengen (at the scheduled meeting on Thursday), “Germany will use its right of veto”, Friedrich noted.
The Netherlands is expected to take a similar position.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien apologized. O'Brien, who until recently was the head of the Catholic Church of Scotland and the archbishop of Edinburgh and St. Andrews, acknowledged the fact that he had committed "sexual misconduct" and asked for their forgiveness. This is stated in the statement of the priest, distributed last night, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Alan Badov.
O'Brien said: "My sexual behavior was below the standards expected from the priest, the archbishop and the cardinal." He apologized to those "who were offended," and asked them for forgiveness.
“I also apologize to the Catholic Church and the people of Scotland. I will spend the rest of my life in solitude. I will not play any role in the public life of the Scottish Catholic Church, ”the cardinal emphasized.
British experts note that the scandalous accusations against the cardinal lend a special scandal to the fact that he criticized the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Keith O'Brien, reminds correspondent. ITAR-TASS, resigned from the post of Archbishop of Edinburgh and St. Andrews at the end of February - after he was accused of inappropriate behavior.
And Lithuanians - against! The Lithuanian Embassy expressed its outrage at the contest “Miss USSR”, which holds the UK, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to "DELFI". According to Lithuanians, the contest organizers distort the history of their country.
The Lithuanian government was unhappy that the Miss Lithuania United Kingdom competition was the first stage of a competition for another title: Miss USSR United Kingdom. Lithuanians are sure: the organizers consider Lithuania as part of the USSR. The British have forgotten that the republic was annexed to the Union by force. As stated in a government press release, this indicates “a great disregard for the independence of Lithuania and commemorates the people who fought and died for the freedom of Lithuania.”
The contest "Miss USSR UK" (Miss USSR UK), reminds "Lenta", holds the British company "Julia Boo Parties". The goal of the first stage is to unite Russian-speaking women in Great Britain. This stage is divided into four parts: “Miss Lithuania”, “Miss Alliance” (for girls from Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Georgia), “Miss Russia” and “Miss Latvia”.
At the second stage, the winners in each category will compete for the title “Miss USSR Great Britain”.
It must be assumed, add on our own that a similar outrage will soon come from the Latvians. As for Estonians, Tallinn should be outraged by discrimination based on ethnicity.
China: an explosion in the underpass. In a subway in Shenyang, the administrative center of the northeastern Chinese province of Liaoning, a powerful explosion thundered. It is not known whether victims are passing "Vesti" with links to ITAR-TASS and the Xinhua Agency.
The explosion occurred in an underpass in front of a downtown shopping center on 09: 00 Beijing time.
To avoid a war between the United States and the DPRK, Obama needs to do only one thing: call Kim Jong Un. In yesterday's interview with ABC, former basketball player Dennis Rodman, who recently visited North Korea and met with its leader, said that the North Korean leader had asked Barack Obama to call him, he reports "Lenta.ru".
Kim Jong-un, according to Rodman, assured him that he did not want to fight with the United States. “He wants Obama to do one thing — call him,” said the former athlete. At the same time, Mr. Rodman added that Kim Jong-un, like the American president, loves basketball. A common hobby could be the starting point for a dialogue between the two leaders.
The meeting with Kim, let us add, apparently, influenced Mr. Rodman so strongly that he made a rather expressive statement. According to Lenta, Dennis Rodman, after meeting with Kim Jong-un, said that he was now a “lifelong friend” to the Korean leader. Then he confessed his love for the people of North Korea.
Much less loving US State Department disown the connection with the trip Rodman.
In Caracas, the opposition is worried: wants to see the living Chávez. 3 opposition supporters in March held a march in the center of Caracas with demands on the government to disclose full data on the state of health of President Hugo Chavez. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
Hundreds of demonstrators marched with posters "Give us the truth!" And "Stop lying!" People chanted slogans demanding to provide immediate evidence that Hugo Chavez was alive.
As reported today correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky, Bolivian President Evo Morales commented on the health situation of his friend Hugo Chávez.
“There are times when he feels good, when he is strong, as the doctors and his family say, but then he again has problems, such as recurrences of the disease,” Latin American media quoted Comrade Morales.
According to the Bolivian president, Chavez is now fighting for the salvation of his health just as he had saved his homeland before.
Fighting plagiarism as part of politics. Simon Schuster (magazine "Time", USA; source of translation - "InoSMI") writes that in Russia many politicians and businessmen back up their resumes with false degrees.
“They write dissertations that contain plagiarism, or they hire people who do it for them for about the price of an inexpensive car. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, no one tried to stop this practice, including because otherwise they would have had to study the dissertations of a considerable part of the Russian elite — right up to President Vladimir Putin. However, on February 12, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a politically subordinate to Putin, broke the taboo by announcing at a meeting with officials and scientists about the launch of a campaign to identify fake dissertations at all levels. The number of "fake" degrees "goes beyond all possible limits," Medvedev said. “It is necessary ... to go through this purification. The question is how far does he intend to go. ”
Thus, let us add, the famous American journalist clearly hints at Medvedev’s opposition to Putin.
It all started in Russia in September, the author reports, when Medvedev first raised this topic in a video blog. A new academic year has begun, and the Prime Minister called on Russian students and schoolchildren not to download works from the Internet. A little later, the Russian site Slon and some bloggers noted that Medvedev should first of all pay attention to the “top”. For example, “Elephant” offered a list of four names: Sergey Shoigu, Ramzan Kadyrov, Vladimir Medinsky and President Putin.
Responsible for the anti-plagiarism activity, the journalist writes, Igor Fedyukin - “a young official who defended his thesis on history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and had only eight months as deputy minister of education and science.” It was Fedyukin who was in the group of those researchers who in January 2013 showed the world the scale of the Russian plagiarism crisis. Scientists have analyzed twenty-five randomly selected dissertations previously defended at the history department of the Moscow State Pedagogical University. All but one contained at least 50% plagiarism (in some works, it was rolled from other sources to 90%).
“When it came to Putin and other high-ranking officials, Fedyukin was clearly nervous. A government spokesman who was present during our conversation at the sound of Putin’s name, with a frightened look, looked up from his smartphone. After asking again whether Putin’s dissertation could be considered as part of the “cleansing”, Fedyukin responded by tapping his right foot under the table: “Any dissertation can be considered if there are grounds for this.” A little later, he added: "Status has nothing to do with it."
What is the economic thesis of Comrade Putin, defended in 1996, at the St. Petersburg Mining Institute? It turns out that the reason for its consideration may be a report published in 2006 by the Brookings Institution in Washington. Two researchers got acquainted with "Putin's opus, which journalists could not find for years."
“After reading the 218-page work, they found that it contains 16 pages copied with minimal changes from the Russian translation of the American textbook on economics 1978 year of publication. In addition to the reference in the bibliography, nothing indicated that Putin borrowed whole paragraphs from the book without quotes. The six diagrams in Putin’s dissertation were also almost identical with the diagrams from the American textbook, but there was no indication of borrowing in this case either. ”
After the scandal, Putin repeatedly refused to give any comments.
“It’s just customary to ignore,” said Gaddy by telephone from Washington. - It's an elephant in the room. Everyone knows about him, but no one wants to talk. ”
(Clifford Gaddy is one of the authors of the 2006 report of the year).
Now, the journalist writes, when Medvedev began his campaign on a national scale, it will become more difficult to ignore the history of his dissertation.
“In recent months, plagiarism-related scandals have flared up around several deputies. It has become a convenient way to settle political scores February 18, a liberal-minded parliamentarian Ilya Ponomarev, demanded that the immunity of the leader of the nationalist party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, be deprived of his dissertation in the year 1998 bought a thesis in philosophy. Zhirinovsky denies this accusation. ”
And the Russian scientific community has long urged to “tighten the screws”: after all, fictitious degrees destroy its reputation and lower the rating of Russian universities. Even the mathematical and physical “brain trusts,” notes the American, who developed nuclear and space programs during Soviet times, “lost weight in the West.”
Next, the journalist returns to the undercover fight.
According to some experts, he notes, the “cleansing” of Medvedev can be a retaliatory strike on the conservatives from Putin’s entourage, who are leading the campaign against Medvedev himself. As an argument to such an opinion, Simon Shuster cites the fact that in February 19, the Kremlin-related company Minchenko Consulting released a report stating that Putin began to look for a successor to Medvedev. This report was preceded by the appearance in a number of state-run media outlets against Medvedev, whose government is accused of managerial failures.
In addition, the allegations of corruption are heard against the “favorite project of Medvedev” (Skolkovo), the author notes.
"... Kirill Petrov, one of the authors of the report, believes that the issue of plagiarism may be a" minor tactical move against one of the groups involved in the fight. " The most likely political goal on the Slon list is the newly appointed Defense Minister Shoigu, the main contender for Medvedev’s place. ”
Further, the journalist writes that, despite the report of the Brookings Institute and Medvedev's political problems, the fight against plagiarism is unlikely to affect Putin.
“It was possible to conduct a“ cleansing ”was a more ambitious idea than to scold students for written off homework, the journalist ends the article,“ but it will hardly affect the most powerful Russian fraudsters. ”
"They drink and steal." Marie Jego («Le Monde»; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") recalls the words attributed to Saltykov-Shchedrin that if he was woken up in a hundred years and asked what was being done in Russia, he would answer: “They drink and steal”.
"If the persistence of drunkenness is difficult to assess, then the constancy of theft is striking," - said the journalist. After all, "they steal in all echelons of power, from bottom to top, at every opportunity."
From the work of the Investigative Committee, non-stop cleaning "Augean stables", there is no result. The anti-corruption campaign conducted by the Kremlin only hits minor actors, a French journalist said. The higher the official, the less he is worried (ex-Minister of Defense Serdyukov serves as an example).
“We are talking about dizzying amounts: according to the Central Bank, for 2012 a year about 50 billion dollars were illegally withdrawn abroad through banks, and most of these transfers are suspicious. Only 14 billion from 50 are associated with commercial operations. According to Central Bank Chairman Ignatiev, the remaining 36 billion could go to pay for semi-legal imports, drugs, bribes and kickbacks to officials. Such a leak suggests the existence of a large-scale and proven money laundering system controlled by an “organized group of individuals,” Ignatiev said.
In the shadow system, writes Marie Zhego, “banks, customs, special services, police, tax authorities” are involved. According to the Global Financial Integrity report, the shadow business is booming: in eight years, the annual flows of “dirty” money from Russia to Russia have more than doubled. According to GFI, the volume of the underground economy is 46% of the country's GDP.
Marc Adomanis told the truth about the Russian brains leak. Famous journalist in article in "Forbes" (translation source - Mixednews.ru) noted that the BBC hints that the Russian youth "hit the run", and the Economist magazine stated that the "people" became the main part of the "Russian export", and at the same time reported its wide the audience about the existence of the site "Time to bring down", offering instructions on emigration. The idea that Russia is experiencing a crisis of emigration has been accepted as a given by most Western media.
Comrade Adomanis — always objective and always well-disposed towards Russia — conceals the “trumps” of his opponents with official Russian statistics: emigration is much less today than in the 90s. In response, he is told that emigration data from Rosstat does not inspire confidence. Others, whose “trump cards” are over, nervously accuse Adomanis of being stupid and even ... of cowardice.
But then the journalist got into the hands of a trump ace.
He decided that countries accepting migrants track them better than those countries where people are leaving. It turned out that the picture drawn by Rosstat was confirmed by Western data.
Emigration from Russia to the United States has declined. Now it is on average 80% less than in 1990-s.
Even if you just sum up all the lines on Russian emigration, it becomes clear: the number of those leaving was the maximum in 2002, and since then has decreased by about a third. 33% reduction in emigration from Russia does not look like a landmark emigration crisis, the author notes maliciously.
Yes, a crisis of emigration at some point in the future may threaten Russia. But the stories of a rapidly emptying country, “exporting” its people to other, “more democratic and law-abiding countries,” are not at all like the truth.
Killed himself? Mark Donaldson, sheriff of Hector County, Texas, said that three-year-old Maxim Kuzmin, adopted by the Shatto family, died in an accident. According to the pathoanatomical examination, the child died due to an internal rupture of the artery resulting from a blunt injury. The examination showed that the boy had injured himself, he reports Interfax with reference to the BBC.
As noted, the bruises found on Kuzmin’s body were obtained by him without outside intervention. No traces of drugs were found in the child’s body, the sheriff said.
In a statement by the US Embassy in Moscow, received by Interfax, it says that forensic evidence does not allow to initiate a criminal case against anyone.
The Commissioner for Children's Rights under the President of the Russian Federation Pavel Astakhov called on the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the TFR to request materials about the death of the boy from the US. “The bruises disappeared, the drugs were resolved, the adoptive parents were acquitted, the authorities abandoned the claims, the three-year-old boy became a victim of big politics,” he wrote in a microblog on Twitter.
According to Konstantin Dolgov, authorized by the Russian Foreign Ministry for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Moscow was informed of reports that, in accordance with the official version of the March 1, the cause of death was Kuzmin’s "accidental rupture of the mesentery of the small intestine." “The results of the preliminary autopsy examination showed that the boy“ caused himself numerous injuries and bruises on his body. ” We presume that we are talking about the inconclusive conclusions of the investigation, ”his statement says on the agency’s website.
Dolgov noted that Russia expects from the US authorities the most complete information about the progress and results of the inquiry.
As for the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, he requested from the American side all the materials of the investigation into the death of Maxim Kuzmin.
The US budget will be cut. Barack Obama signed a decree on the forced cuts in budget expenditures for 85 billion. Reports about it "Voice of Russia" with reference to the BBC.
Republicans and Democrats have not agreed. In the Senate, two plans have been blocked to address the problem of spending cuts and other measures to reduce the budget deficit. Republicans voted against the proposal of the Democrats to reduce the defense budget by almost 30 billion dollars and to impose a tax on persons whose income exceeds 1 million dollars. The president accused Republican senators of being ready to sequester rather than “block one tax loophole for wealthy and influential individuals.” Obama reminded the senators that now the cuts will hit the Pentagon, the FBI, the Border Service and many other departments. According to economists, who led the president, the United States will lose about 750 thousands of jobs.
As for the good News, then here Obama, we note, made a good face on a bad game: “But there is good news. The American people are very strong and will go through all the difficulties. ”
And the difficulties are as follows. On 46 billions of dollars, defense spending will be reduced. At 28,7 billion, allocations for domestic projects will be reduced. The financing of health insurance programs is shrinking by almost 10 billion. Only in Washington will be sent on unpaid leave over 13 thousands of civilian employees of the Pentagon. For comparison: in the state of Virginia, this number of "vacationers" will be 90 thousand. Authorities will suspend eleven warships based in Norfolk. The cost reductions for the US Air Force and Ground Forces bases in Virginia will total over $ 150 million.
By order of H. Clinton, the CIA spied for the UN Secretary General. Evgeny Popov ("Vesti") spoke about the fate of Private Manning, who uncovered the war crimes of the American military machine.
One of the main informants of WikiLeaks was brutally tortured, and now they are being tried. Driven by the idea, Manning agrees that he acted improperly with secret information, but regarding the US operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, he says: "We have gone too far, became bloodthirsty, forgot about the value of human life."
“I thought that if the public sees the files, there will be a discussion about our military foreign policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. When we undertake counter-terrorism or punitive operations, we are obsessed with captures and murder of people, ”said Bradley Manning before the tribunal.
One Manning file - 40 thousands of documents, 300 thousands of pages. The rank and file defiling the Pentagon was copied to CDs, which it stored in its inside pocket.
"The entire US foreign policy is under investigation," said his attorney, activist of the Manning Defense Committee, Kevin Ziis. Before contacting the WikiLeaks website, Manning offered materials to the Washington Post, but they did not believe him there. In the New York Times, he did not get through.
Kevin Ziis said: “I was impressed by the data on Hillary Clinton. As secretary of state, she signed an order from the CIA to monitor foreign diplomats at the UN, scan the retina of the eye, obtain credit card numbers. It even concerned UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ”
In the White House, Manning is considered an enemy, and in Iceland, says Yevgeny Popov, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize: this soldier, stated in the application, is an example of how a person should act under conditions of total lawlessness.
Manning was summoned by vanity: he told about what had been done to a familiar hacker, Adrian Lamo, and he, as a good US citizen should, because he was a hacker, was handed over by the CIA. With regard to criminal cases that could be instituted according to the materials of Manning, they are - zero. We will add that the United States chooses to fight human rights violations somewhere in Russia.
America is clean. She is still a great peacemaker, a fighter against terrorism, a torch of democracy and a preacher of the ideas of humanism and high morality.
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