Syrian challenge for guys with afghan experience. The British newspaper Daily Star Sunday, citing a government source, reported that the UK was withdrawing its special forces units from Afghanistan in order to prepare them for the task in Syria. According to the "Daily Star Sunday", the special forces command is developing secret plans to supply the Syrian "opposition" militants weaponstransmits SANA.
Special Forces will operate under the control of MI-6, as well as the French General Directorate of External Security. It is planned to transfer weapons worth twenty million pounds to the Syrian rebels, who are in neighboring countries of Syria.
By the way, last week the same newspaper reported that the UK sent weapons for a specified amount for Syrian militants: machine guns, machine guns, grenades, anti-tank missiles, rocket projectiles and various ammunition. There are enough weapons to arm 1000 militants.
The plans of Paris and London, the EU is not a hindrance. Jean-Jacques Mevel ("Le Figaro", source of abbreviated translation - "Inopressa") confirms reports that Paris and London have decided to supply weapons to the Syrian rebels. Britain and France intend to break the arms embargo against the Syrian rebels, even if the EU is against lifting the ban, Mevel writes.
The article says: “Having imposed a discussion on the Syrian issue at the European summit, French President Francois Hollande demanded that the Europeans lift the arms embargo against the rebels against Bashar al-Assad, not excluding that“ if necessary, France will bypass the embargo ”. “We cannot allow the regime, which has shown that it is refusing any political discussions, to kill its own people,” he said.
“Paris can count on the strong support of London,” the author further reports. - On Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that, despite the European agreements, he would act as he deemed right, and would supply weapons to the Syrian rebels. Two statesmen met one-on-one before a private meeting of 27 participants. ”
The purpose of such decisions is to increase pressure on the Al-Assad regime and to achieve its agreement on dialogue with the opposition.
“On both sides of the Channel are preparing to move to action. It is assumed that the ground-to-air missiles will be sent to the rebels, as well as anti-tank weapons and projectiles to the artillery installations that the rebels captured from the enemy, ”the journalist writes.
The EU embargo expires at the end of May, but Paris and London are in a hurry. Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, hopes for an EU response in the coming weeks. Already during the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Dublin, the “moment of truth” may come in the discussion of this issue, the author concludes.
Well, let's add on our own, such events have long been predicted. Hollande is not the first to threaten Syria. This man has little “new Afghanistan” that he received in Mali. Obviously, he wants to raise his sluggish rating - a record low. For the past thirty years, the people of France have not had a less popular president.
Not wanting to lag behind their euro partners, Obama also took up threats.
Open options for Mr. Obama. In an editorial «Süddeutsche Zeitung» (source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") talks about the interview given by American President Obama to Israeli Channel 2.
Mr. Obama said that Iran would need “more than a year or so” to build nuclear weapons, and confirmed that “the main goal of the United States is to prevent its occurrence in Iran, as it will threaten Israel’s security and may contribute to an arms race in the region.” "The United States will do everything necessary to prevent this from happening," Obama said. Including the American leader does not exclude the possibility of a military strike on the territory of Iran: “If we can settle the issue by diplomatic means, this solution will be the most reliable. If not, I keep all options open. ”
Scheduled requests. The British newspaper The Guardian writes that Israel will ask Obama to begin an intervention in Syria, reports MIGnews.com. True, Tel Aviv’s request for American support will come only if irrefutable evidence is found that Syrian missiles from army arsenals are being transferred or otherwise transferred into the hands of Hezbollah militants. If the response of the US President is negative, Israel will ask Obama to provide him with full US support for the IDF military operation in Syria and Lebanon to stop the replenishment of Hezbollah’s missile reserves.
The Guardian also claims that Israel is going to put pressure on Obama in the Iranian issue as well. In particular, Obama will be asked to remove a number of conditions relating to military operations against Iran.
Libyan news. As the correspondent ITAR-TASS Pervin Mamed-zade, Libyan authorities launched an operation to expel members of armed groups from more than 500 privately or state-owned buildings illegally occupied by them. This was announced yesterday at a press conference by the Minister of Internal Affairs Ashur Shuvail.
According to him, for the implementation of measures taken by the government, "the joint forces of the national army and police possessing all types of weapons" were mobilized. At the same time, the minister did not rule out the possibility of using helicopters during the operation, which will be held in all cities of the country.
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan Mohammed warned that the government would use force against those who resist the operation.
On two fronts? US intelligence agencies are preparing a military campaign to destroy the most radical militant groups who are fighting in Syria against the government army, reports RBC with reference to France 24.
Now the CIA monitors the movement of terrorist groups. The data is planned to be used in the organization of the operation to destroy the militants, including using the UAV.
True, sources in the leadership of the American intelligence service told a French correspondent that Barack Obama has not yet given instructions to conduct such operations. However, a group of employees of the CIA Counter-Terrorism Center, which is responsible for the use of UAVs, was recently withdrawn from the Afghan-Pakistani direction and began collecting data in Syria.
Assad addressed the leaders of the BRICS countries. As transmits RIA News" With reference to France Press, the Syrian president called on the BRICS countries to intervene in Syria to end the conflict in the country.
In an interview, Assad’s political affairs adviser Butayn Shaaban reported that she had handed Assad’s letter to South African President Jacob Zuma before the BRICS summit scheduled for March 26.
"In this message, Bashar Asad asks for the intervention of the BRICS countries to facilitate the open dialogue that he intends to begin," said France-Press quoting the words of Shaaban.
"Syrian revolutionary electronic suite." On the website of the plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District 17 of March a message was posted in English and Arabic from the “Syrian Revolution Electronic Suite” addressed to “all Russian people”.
The authors of the text called on the Russians "to stop the government from providing the Syrian regime with heavy weapons," "Reedus" with reference to Interfax.
“We apologize to all the good Russian people for hacking this site. Assad kills our children and destroys our cities, ”hackers said on the main page of the site.
A few hours later the message of the Syrian "revolutionaries" was deleted.
Ninety thousand for Litvinenko. The widow of Alexander Litvinenko, told how much money he received from MI-6. Marina Litvinenko reported this in her testimony at Scotland Yard, writes Lidia Gradova (Utro.ru) with reference to The Sunday Times.
The first payment in the amount of 18 thousand pounds sterling Litvinenko received at the end of 2003 - the beginning of 2004 of the year. At the same time, a former FSB officer received a fake passport from MI-6. Then, every month, until March 2007 (and after death), he received on 2 thousands of pounds. In total, according to Marina, Litvinenko was paid around 90 thousand pounds sterling (136 thousand dollars).
The fact that Litvinenko worked for MI-6 was first told by lawyer Ben Emmerson, who represents the interests of Marina Litvinenko, in December last year: “Sasha Litvinenko was a registered and paid agent of MI-6, and his supervisor was an employee under the pseudonym Martin ... Through“ Martina ”he was transferred to the Spanish intelligence services ... Payments for work to the British and Spanish intelligence services were transferred to a joint bank account of Sasha and Marina Litvinenko, some were paid in cash.”
Double-headed eagle on the vest. Gerard Depardieu gave an exclusive interview to regional Walloon television at his new residence in the Belgian village of Neshen, where he bought a house, reports Interfax.
The actor said he left France because of President Hollande and his tax policy. Depardieu said that he remains French and loves France, despite the fact that his countrymen "are in a delicate situation." France, in his opinion, today looks "sad and without energy." The actor does not consider Hollande a man capable of rectifying this situation.
Depardieu repeated positive statements about Russia and Chechnya, appeared before journalists in a vest with a Russian double-headed eagle on his chest.
In Nashan, the actor plans to invest in a “small restaurant with tender meat”, “in a nice tobacco shop” or in a “good bakery”.
Cypriot scandal with German overtones. The conditions for Cyprus’s exit from the crisis do not immediately give rest to newspaper reporters. If the government accepts the conditions of the Eurogroup, it can provoke a flight of capital, and then a new wave of bankruptcy in the eurozone, transmit "Vesti".
The Daily Telegraph believes that the current crisis in Cyprus was initiated by Germany: Berlin’s perseverance forced President Nicas Anastasiadis of the Republic to take unpopular measures. Cyprus may vote tomorrow to leave the euro area. This is a real political mine: “This decision undoubtedly means the victory of the German government and the German taxpayers over their southern partners - it was Berlin that held the fatal line in the sand. In fact, Cypriot investors have fallen victim to the upcoming German elections, which will be held in September. What happens next? Cypriot Parliament will vote on this issue. Given the scale of the problem, the deputies will probably approve the deal, but the gap in votes will be minimal. Cyprus is a rather small country, and you can press hard on it, but what will happen if it comes to Italy or Spain? ”
The Spanish newspaper El Pais also blames Germany for what happened - more precisely, Angela Merkel. And he believes that the friendship of the President of Cyprus and the German Chancellor played a significant role here. The new leader of Cyprus was embarrassed to refuse his girlfriend ...
“Anastasiadis was summed up not only by ideology, but also by friendship with Angela Merkel. The Council of Principle and Persistent Angela Merkel - to introduce a one-time tax, which will allow 5,8 to collect billions of euros, put the President of Cyprus in an awkward position. To return to the conversation about the assistance of the European Union and to refuse its financial support, Anastasiadis will have to get the approval of Parliament. But not everyone is ready for this. And if the vote fails, the president will have to look for support somewhere else. ”
As for the Russian reaction, the newspaper Izvestia quotes the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, who did not rule out that the fiscal policy of the EU and Cyprus would force European business to pay attention to Russia. “Whoever finds the situation more attractive in Russia will translate the business, and whoever finds it less attractive will not translate. Business and capital can exist only in conditions of freedom, including freedom of choice. We have this freedom of choice, ”the words of Comrade Peskov are quoted.
Ukrainian "war of monuments": what will be the continuation? “The Ukrainian authorities must stop the“ war of monuments ”, otherwise, on the one hand, the sides may transfer to the people from the mutual destruction of the monuments to Lenin, on the other hand, the parties may turn to people,” the commentary said IA "REGNUM" Vladimir Kornilov - Director of the Ukrainian branch of the Institute of CIS countries.
Earlier, a wave of destruction of monuments and memorial tablets in honor of the OUN leader Stepan Bandera and the commander-in-chief of UPA Roman Shukhevych swept across Galicia. Representatives of nationalist organizations called it a revenge for the dismantling of the statue of Lenin in the Sumy region, which made activists of "Freedom".
Vladimir Kornilov stated:
“In fact, everything depends on the government. If this power, sorry for the tautology, the power will show, then all this vandalism could have been stopped for a long time. The government flirts with the radicals, the government has put on the risky card the promotion of the leader of Freedom, Oleg Pyagnibok, to pass it to parliament, and if it continues like this, the boat will sway more and more. The aggression will increase and in the end it will not be limited to monuments here. ”
Action, according to the expert, gives rise to opposition.
Belarus: democracy in action. The Minsk City Executive Committee allowed the opposition to hold a rally and a procession dedicated to Freedom Day - the anniversary of the Belarusian People’s Republic. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" With reference to Radio Liberty and the edition of the Belarusian Partisan.
24 March participants can meet in front of the cinema "October" on Independence Avenue, after which they proceed along the avenue to Surganov Street, and along it to the Friendship of Peoples Park, where the rally will take place. The participants of the action were forbidden to use symbols, posters and banners.
Commenting on this decision, the deputy head of the opposition movement “For Freedom!” Yuri Gubarevich said that the authorities had done everything possible to spoil the triumph. However, the chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, Aleksey Yanukevich, positively accepted the approval of the application: “This is a good sign: the place is convenient, in the very center of the city. Therefore, I urge all those who cherish the ideals of independence of Belarus, to come 24 of March for Freedom Day. I hope the weather will improve by this time. ”
Finland - back to Russia! As transmits Information portal of the Russian community of Latvia With reference to the press service of Johan Beckman, Hanna Krogerus, an influential Finnish public figure, lawyer, and lawyer, said that he wanted to see his homeland as part of Russia.
In the influential Finnish magazine Suomen Kuvalehti, Comrade Krogerus writes: “Of course, Finland must be Hong Kong within Russia. It is the international economic community from Asia to America that demands this. Finland still has a chance to occupy the same position in Russia as Hong Kong occupies in China. ” He cites the following argument: “For us, the entire north-western region of Russia is already a home market.” The only problem is young politicians-russophobes. They want to isolate Finland from Russia, the lawyer believes.
Hannah Krogerus is not alone in her opinion on the fate of her homeland. Recently, Juho Eerola, a member of the Finnish parliament from the True Finns party, proposed the creation of a strategic military alliance between Finland and Russia. According to Comrade Aerola, this is the only way to guarantee the safety and well-being of Finland. And his party comrade Hemmo Koskiniemi went further: he demanded that Finland be included back into Russia.
According to the friendly opinion of True Finns, autonomous Finland within the “Russian empire” is the only way to fight the EU, NATO, and the aggressive Swedes.
"March of Legion". In the center of Riga, 16 March, veterans of the Waffen SS and their supporters marched, writes Anton Lysenkov ("Lenta.ru"). On the day of the march a solemn mass was held in the Dome Cathedral.
According to polls, about 60% of Latvians want to give the procession official status. Meanwhile, anti-fascists and Russian-speaking residents of Latvia consider the procession of legionaries unacceptable for Latvia (almost 70% of Russian-speaking people are against Legionnaires Day).
Two hours before the legionary march, another action took place at the Freedom Monument. The participants of the organization “World without Nazism” came to the monument and laid mourning wreaths in memory of the victims of the war. Then they settled down with a picket with a traditional installation: large photographic posters depicting prisoners of concentration camps and the execution of civilians by the Nazis.
Then at the monument appeared supporters of legionnaires. They placed red and white bouquets of flowers so that they closed the mourning wreath of anti-fascists. Correct the balance of power in the "flower confrontation" anti-fascists did not allow the police.
It is noted that the old "legionnaires" met a street accordionist. As soon as the column reached it, he began to play Katyusha and “Get up, the country is huge”; In response, curses fell in Latvian.
Later, anti-fascists turned on sirens through loudspeakers, imitating an alarm signal during an air attack, and then started the musical composition Buchenwald Alarm and began to list the punitive operations of the Victor Arajs team in Latvia during the war years.
Thus, we add from ourselves, the account of 2: 1 in favor of anti-fascists.
Headache Brussels. Moldova, which the European Union recently considered an exemplary “showcase” for the ambitious Eastern European Partnership project, suddenly turned into a real headache for Brussels, writes Ivan Gladilin (KM.ru).
On March 5, the Moldovan parliament dismissed the government of Vladimir Filat, the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, which together with the Democratic and Liberal parties formed the Alliance for European Integration. The former allies of Filat also voted for the resignation. As a result, the “European integration” of Moldova is “stuck”.
Neither did EU emissaries go to Chisinau, nor the expression of "deep concern" from Belo home.
What is interesting is that Russia has absolutely nothing to do with it. “Russia,” writes the analyst, “simply withdrew from the social and political field of Moldova and, nevertheless, wins.”
“The Russian Federation is the main beneficiary of the political crisis in the Republic of Moldova and the main beneficiary of possible early parliamentary elections in the country,” the director of the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, former adviser to Moldavian President Dan said in an interview with the Bucharest edition of Ziare.com Dungachiu. Today, Russia doesn’t even have to do anything; it’s enough to remain a “silent observer.” From a geopolitical point of view, the situation in Moldova is a victory for Russia and a defeat for Germany, which “at the EU level assumed relations with Moscow in relation to this Eastern European region,” Dungachiu believes.
“Russia does not have to spend a lot of resources to achieve favorable results for itself. For Russians, their work in Chisinau is being done by others, ”the Romanian political analyst and historian Armand Goshu echoed on the Bucharest TV channel Digi24. According to him, “Romanians are no longer called to Chisinau and are not particularly welcome.”
Russophobic theorist. The court of the Moldovan city of Balti rejected a class action lawsuit against a local teacher, Viktor Kravchenko, who received scandalous fame because of his Russophobic statements. It reports the Balti publication "SP", transmits "Lenta.ru".
The lawsuit against Kravchenko was previously signed up by about 50 people. The complainants demanded that the court oblige the defendant to apologize to the Russian-speaking population of Moldova, and also fined him a symbolic sum of ten lei.
But the judge, according to replika.md, did not find in Kravchenko’s words “nothing contrary to the law”.
Earlier, the prosecutor’s office (without regard to a lawsuit from citizens) opened a criminal case against Kravchenko under the article “Deliberate actions aimed at inciting national or religious hatred.”
The scandal around Kravchenko, who taught geography in the vocational school Balti, broke out in November 2012. An 20-minute recording was posted on YouTube on which the teacher publicly stated:
“In my 65 years, maybe I won't be able to drive you out of here. But for me there will still be other generations that will cope with you ... Because you are occupiers, the Great Russians are ... e. And the law of your destruction will be released - we will destroy it, that's all. ”
After publicity, Kravchenko was fired. In the explanatory, he wrote that he was provoked by the students. The dismissed teacher apologized for his words at the lesson, but, however, noted that in his scandalous speech "the emotions of the whole people" appeared.
Not so long ago it became known that this former teacher participated in the election campaign of Romania (supported one of the candidates). In this country, he criticized the local association of Hungarians, saying that it "fights against our Romanian national state."
Thus, let us add on our own, the foundations of the theoretical constructs of the former teacher are very clear: firstly, Moldova is for Moldovans, and secondly, long live great Romania. And in this case, the first thesis is absorbed by the second. External enemies are also defined for which Kravchenko did not stint on unflattering epithets. Former geographer can be advised to go to Latvia - there he will find many like-minded people successfully theorizing on a similar basis.
The success of North Korean propaganda. A new video from the DPRK tells a wider audience “YouTube” about widespread hunger, poverty and other disasters of Western capitalist societies, reports Elizaveta Kuznetsova ("Voice of Russia"), referring to the "Ribbon".
The program "Dark reality of capitalist societies" shows dark frames: queues for food in the rotten West, field kitchens for the poor and needy, lying on the streets of vagrants. A voiceover announces violence and the free sale of weapons in the United States. Shows shots of gun shops, and then shows the victims of the shooting at the school "Sandy Hook."
In the video, you can see how poor Americans are melting the snow in circles. Showing residents of tents affected by the mortgage crisis, the house destroyed by the hurricane. Female young voice overs passionate and full of energy.
Shaggy dirty homeless people roam around administrative buildings. Around - the queue for free food. Beggars are on every corner. Lodging overpopulated. Two tiers, three tiers of beds - and this is not enough. People sleep on the floor, some lay their heads on the shoes on the legs of others, if only the latter have shoes.
A woman’s voice is replaced by a man’s voice when it comes to Sandy Hook school shooting, US arms trade and citizens ’protests.
After watching the movie viewer covers the feeling that the United States - it is ready hell.
"Chinese dream". The PRC will not turn from the road of building socialism, and the “Chinese dream” will come true. This was announced at the closing session of the All-China Assembly of People’s Representatives by the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping. This was told by Artem Kobzev ("Voice of Russia").
Xi Jinping's speech was the main event of the last day of the first session of the NPC of the 12. This was his debut speech as chairman of the PRC. Turning to the three thousand deputies, the new Chinese leader promised that the PRC would not turn from the road of building socialism with Chinese characteristics. Only in this way, according to him, can the Chinese dream come true. There are problems, for example, corruption, but the fight against it is underway.
Comrade X’s accusation of bribery is conducted much more publicly, Russian sinologist Yuri Ilyakhin, who lives in China, said: “In an interview on Chinese television and radio, there are scenes in which Xi Jinping speaks to a peasant from some poor family, who speaks : “We live in poverty, and at the top some of our leaders are mired in corruption, and this must be fought.” And what was previously said in the dry language of party documents — the fight against corruption, numbers, punishment, the party committee — is now being taken into the field of vision of the whole society. And it is said about it in a simpler language, more intelligibly and more vigorously. ”
China is in the top five exporters of weapons. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, China has entered the top five of the world's largest exporters of the main types of conventional weapons. In the corresponding list, he took fifth place, displacing the UK from it. This is stated in the report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, reports correspondent RIA "News" Lyudmila Bozhko.
The report includes data on the supply of main types of conventional weapons and military equipment in the period from 2008 to 2012. The top five largest arms suppliers, as before, are the United States (30% in the share of global arms exports), followed by Russia (26%), then Germany (7%), France (6%) and China (5%).
"The rise of China is due, primarily, to large-scale arms acquisitions by Pakistan," said Paul Holtom, director of the SIPRI arms supply program.
About half (47%) of global imports of major conventional weapons occurred in the period from 2008 to 2012 to the countries of Asia and Oceania. The top five importers of weapons were led, as before, by India (12% in the share of world imports), followed by China (6%), Pakistan (5%), South Korea (5%) and Singapore (4%).
According to SIPRI, the volume of international deliveries of main types of conventional weapons, despite the crisis of the eurozone countries, increased in the period from 2008 to 2012 by 17% compared to the previous five-year period of 2003-2007.
About half (45%) of US exports were to countries in Asia and Oceania, followed by the Middle Eastern region (27%).
As for Russia, about 65% of its exports from 2008 to 2012 accounted for the countries of Asia and Oceania, in the second place - the countries of Africa (17%), and the Middle East (9%) closes the top three. Russian weapons go mainly to India (35% of Russia's total arms exports), China (15%), Algeria (14%), and Vietnam (6%).
The UN will make a new attempt. Today, 193 diplomats of the world will gather at the UN headquarters in New York for a new conference to try again to draw up an international arms trade treaty, correspondent RIA "Novosti" Ivan Zakharchenko.
In July, 2012 failed to do this: there were many holes in the draft treaty that did not prevent the use of weapons against civilians. According to the UN, in 2010, about 27,5 a million people around the world became refugees as a result of conflicts due to the unregulated proliferation of weapons.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon made a statement expressing the hope that the participants in the upcoming conference will resolve the differences and show "political will." He said: “Our common responsibility is to put an end to the inadequate order of the global trade in conventional weapons - from small arms to tanks and combat aircraft. ”
Nevertheless, representatives of the National Rifle Association of the USA (NSA), which is notorious for its lobbying efforts, advocating for the Americans ’constitutional rights to personal weapons, intend to enter into disputes with diplomats.
At the same time, Western countries are planning to seek the inclusion in the treaty of a ban on the supply of arms that can be used to "suppress human rights", including under previously concluded contracts. This, in particular, is about the sale of Russian weapons to Syria.
For its part, Russia has put forward a number of proposals on the control of the arms trade, including - to allow the supply of weapons only to those structures whose powers come from the state.
The epidemic of violence in India continues. Indian police arrest five village farmers who have confessed to the rape of a Swiss tourist, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse. The sixth suspect was simply detained: he was found in the state of Uttar Pradesh, adjacent to the state of Madhya Pradesh, where the crime occurred. He 19 years, and the rest of the alleged abusers - from 20 to 25. These people are illiterate and live in the village, near which the Swiss couple decided to stay for the night.
The police found things stolen from tourists by rapists: a laptop was hidden under leaves in the forest, a mobile phone was at the mother-in-law of one of the detainees. Where they found the money and what happened to the second mobile phone is not specified.
The injured tourists arrived at the Embassy of Switzerland in Delhi. The woman contacted her insurance company and demanded to examine her soon.
"Tape" reminds that a group of men with truncheons attacked a married couple on the evening of March 15, when tourists stopped to spend the night in a tent in the woods. The attackers tied up a man, raped a woman and kidnapped a laptop, mobile phones and money (about 185 dollars), and then disappeared into the woods. The couple was able to get to the police station, from where the woman was sent to the hospital. The alleged rapists were detained yesterday.
Hunger strike in Guantanamo. In Guantanamo prison, located at the United States Navy base in Cuba, for the second month the mass hunger strike of prisoners does not stop. Lawyers for the prisoners appealed to the new Pentagon boss Chuck Hagel, they report "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
A letter to the US Secretary of Defense said that the majority of those in Camp 6 went on a hunger strike from February 6. Lawyers say: "We receive alarming information about the deteriorating state of health of prisoners." According to their data, some of their clients have already lost weight from 9 to 13 kilograms, even fainting happened due to low blood glucose levels. According to the lawyers, the hunger strike was preceded by mass searches of prisoners, including checking the Korans issued to them for possible concealment of prohibited items, which was perceived as desecration of the holy book. In addition, confiscation of personal property was carried out, including letters from relatives, photographs, and legal correspondence. At the same time, as the lawyers clarify, it seemed that everything was happening "for no apparent reason or reason."
“Vesti” reminds us that Barack Obama had 22 on January 2009 had signed a decree on closing the Guantanamo prison within a year, but it still exists.
Obama, we note, is also known for his desire to limit the free sale of weapons in the United States, but the weapon is still freely available for sale.
Democracy is convenient for politicians because in it 99,9% is demagoguery.
Draft from the White House. Americans have a new reason for accusing the government of spying on their own subjects. The media got a bill prepared by the Obama administration, giving special services access to information about banking operations within the United States. Details - in the reportage "Voices of Russia" in the US Roman Mamonov.
The leak occurred at the ministry of finance. Journalists got into the hands of a draft of the White House’s plans to provide all special services with access to a database of bank accounts and operations at American credit institutions. Such a measure, administration officials explain, will allow intelligence agencies to more effectively track the actions of terrorists and criminal syndicates, combining data from different databases.
Today, in accordance with American laws, banks and casino companies, payment systems, money transfer points and many more. others) transmit to the FinCEN (Financial Crime Prevention Network) all suspicious transactions. This includes relatively large transfers (more than 10 thousand dollars) and suspicious account transactions. Each year, about 15 of millions of suspicious transaction reports end up in FinCEN. Only the FBI has free access to these records. The rest of the special services (even the CIA and the NSA) have to ask for information on each individual case.
The new initiative of the White House met with resistance from human rights defenders. They note that the security services and so have access to a huge amount of personal information of Americans. And the criteria by which people become objects of surveillance are incomprehensible.
There is no reason. Russia sees no reason to correct its position on missile defense after the United States announced its rejection of the fourth stage of deploying its missile defense system in Europe, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the Kommersant newspaper, reports ITAR-TASS.
“This is not a concession to Russia, and it is not perceived by us in this way,” he stressed.
As announced on Friday, the United States abandons the fourth stage of deploying its missile defense system in Europe. At the same time, they decided to deploy 14 interceptor missiles in Alaska, install a second radar tracking station in Japan and explore the possibility of creating a third mine-based anti-missile base on their territory.
Ryabkov said that “plans to deploy additional quantities of the heavy interceptor missiles of the GBI system in Alaska and California are not a symbolic gesture. This is a substantial increase in the capabilities of the United States in the field of missile defense.
“We are not experiencing any euphoria about what was announced by the US Secretary of Defense. And we don’t see any reason to correct our position, ”the Deputy Foreign Minister concluded. “We will continue the dialogue and work to conclude legally binding agreements on the nondirection of all elements of the US missile defense system against Russian strategic nuclear forces.”
Mark Adomanis about stable Russia. In the article “Oil is not getting cheaper, which promises stability to Russia,” published in "Forbes" (translation source - "InoSMI"), comrade Adomanis expressed the opinion that the rise in oil prices since 2000 was not a temporary fluctuation or “accident”. Rising oil is a fact for the global economy.
Nevertheless, starting from the end of 2009, various Russian experts do not cease to repeat: “Okay, now oil is expensive, and this helps Putin to hold on, but wait for the fall in prices that can happen any day.”
They said this in 2010, in 2011, and in 2012. And they keep saying that today. The objective comrade Adomanis does not believe them.
“... According to the short-term forecasts of the Energy Information Agency, in 2013, an extremely soft and imperceptible decline in oil prices to 108 dollars per barrel is expected, and in 2014, they will fall to 101 dollars per barrel. In the long run, sustained growth is expected. ”
For Russia, the journalist does not see any “herald of doom”. He doesn’t imagine a scenario in which Putin’s political position may be under threat as long as oil costs more than 100 dollars per barrel.
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