Not all stole, but only sixty percent. Denis Nizhegorodtsev ("Vzglyad.ru") told that up to 60% of international financial assistance to the Syrian opposition was stolen.
"The Telegraph" indicates that the United Kingdom has preoccupied with the direction of financial resources that are currently being allocated to the Syrian opposition. London feared that jihadists would come to power in areas conquered by the rebels, and millions of pounds, directed by the local opposition to fight typhoid and cholera, were ... somewhere else.
Employees of the British newspaper considered that up to 60% of financial assistance (hundreds of millions of dollars) to Syrian rebels was plundered, squandered or spent on the purchase weaponsand not at all for humanitarian needs.
It was decided to allocate funds for the hiring of special staff in the opposition-controlled territory of Syria. These people will follow the distribution of aid.
A little surprising, add from myself. Give money for weapons under the convenient cover of "humanitarian needs" - and then stun the public with that money turned out to be bought weapons. This is how publicity in the West works. Now, in order to rectify the situation, the British government will begin to pay people who supposedly will control humanitarian aid. Elementary: we are talking about the upcoming open supply of weapons, which dream of both the British Cameron and the Frenchman Hollande. For this, the British need hiring "special officers in the opposition-controlled territory of Syria."
Imprisoned for criticism. Musallam al-Barrak, leader of the Kuwaiti opposition and former member of parliament, received 5 years of strict regime for criticizing the Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah. Since the beginning of the year, this is already the third time when illegal statements against the monarch lead a speaker to jail, "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Earlier, comrade Musallam al-Barrak repeatedly appealed to the emir with a call "not to abuse power." Moreover, the ex-parliamentarian spoke on the air of the opposition channel Al-Yaum and urged the people to hold mass demonstrations.
But according to the Kuwaiti Constitution, the identity of the Emir is inviolable, and any criticism of him is punished in accordance with the Criminal Code.
Escape feminists. How to transmit "Vesti", representatives of the movement “Femen” reported that their activist from Tunisia, Amina Tyler, who was sentenced to death in the country for topless action, managed to escape. The girl took refuge in a "safe place" and from there contacted like-minded people.
The organization’s website says: “Amina spoke during a Skype conversation about the horrors of home captivity, about the forced Islamization and the forced use of medications. She firmly replied to our offer to leave the country: “I will leave Tunisia only after I make a topless protest here!”
Feminists have promised to publish a video of the conversation with Amina. Earlier on the page in “Facebook” the traffic representative told history Amina, who posted her photos on the Internet. In the pictures, the girl appeared naked to the waist, and on her chest were written feminist slogans.
The spiritual leader of Tunisia immediately issued a fatwa, according to which the girl was sentenced to death. After that, the parents of an 19-year-old student either locked her at home or forcibly sent her to a psychiatric hospital.
In response, the girls from “Femen”, remind “News”, called on like-minded people all over the world to “topless jihad”. 4 April, they staged a series of actions in major cities of Europe and the world: they undressed near the mosques and embassies of Tunisia.
A crusade is planned in Nigeria. The Terrorist Movement for the Development of the Niger Delta (MEND) reported that 31 May will launch Operation Barbarossa. According to representatives of MEND, mosques and Muslim organizations are to be destroyed. Prominent Muslim clerics will be killed. This tells Ivan Nikolsky (Kommersant).
The organization became famous a few years ago, declaring war on the oil companies and Nigerian authorities operating in the Niger Delta. As part of Operation Hurricane Barbarossa, militants blew up and occupied objects belonging to oil companies in the south of the country, killing and abducting employees of these companies. The main enemy of the movement was the oil company Royal Dutch Shell. Chevron and ExxonMobil were also delivered. Terrorists freed people, and oil was resold.
On Sunday, MEND issued a statement stating that the organization intends to engage in retaliation against Islamic terrorists without interrupting its core business. The largest of the Islamic terrorist groups is considered the Boko Haram movement, responsible for almost all the high-profile terrorist attacks of the last three years.
As follows from MEND's statement, from May 31, as part of Operation Barbarossa, MEND fighters will carry out attacks against mosques, Muslim organizations, including charities, to destroy prominent members of the Muslim clergy and Muslim officials.
The leaders of the organization speak of a desire to avenge the "Boko Haram" attacks and "save Christianity in Nigeria from total destruction", but experts are inclined to believe that Barbarossa is intended to punish the northerly Islamists for coaxing to the oil sphere, previously considered exclusive interests of southerners Christians.
African al-Qaida has a new head. Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has chosen a new leader to replace Abdel Zeid, who was killed in the north of Mali. They became 34-year-old Algerian Jamel Okache, also known as Yahya Abul Hannam, reports MIGnews.com.
It is expected that in the near future his candidacy will be approved on the flyers of leaders.
French successes in Mali. Lyudmila Gundarova tells about them ("A red star").
The French troops managed to take control of only the main settlements in the north of the country, and the Tuareg mobile bases dominate in the desert. The centers of their resistance persist in the mountainous terrain Adrar-Iforas in northwestern Mali.
Now, north of Gao, the French are conducting Operation Gustav. Its purpose is to detect armed Islamist groups. As specified by General Bernard Barrera, commander of the land units of the French contingent, about a thousand people are involved in it. At the disposal of the operation's participants are several dozens of armored vehicles, artillery, helicopters, UAVs, combat aviation.
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian reported to the government on the results of Operation Serval. He said: “Nearly 4-thousandth French military contingent destroyed a quarter of Islamist militants (400 people), including one of Al-Qaida’s leaders Abu Zeid, arrested jihadists before 100, revealed 158 caches of militants that stored 90 tons of ammunition , 140 machine guns, 3 ground-to-air missiles SA-7, hundreds of mobile phones, radio stations and computers. ”
The operation was complicated, according to the minister, by climatic conditions: air temperature up to + 60 degrees, lack of water, difficult terrain, as well as militant tactics and difficult logistics conditions. “For the first time in the last 50 years, the French army is conducting a military operation of this magnitude almost independently,” the minister said.
Harvests of Afghan peasants. Hasnain Kazim ("Der Spiegel"source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") writes that this year in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations, a record crop of drugs is expected.
Despite the fact that the cultivation of opium poppy in the country is prohibited by law, the number of provinces in which this plant is cultivated is growing rapidly. Three years ago, the UN noted that poppy was grown in 14 regions from 34, and now their number is already 20. New crops appear not only in the traditional places of opium poppy cultivation - in the south, but also in the north of the country, where it was not grown before.
As the author notes, Afghanistan is still the largest opium producer in the world: “With favorable weather conditions and the absence of pests, 90% of all opium poppy is shipped from Afghanistan.”
Jean-Luc Lemayo, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, says that by growing poppies, Afghan farmers “are trying to insure themselves against troubled times.” Many fear that after the Western military leaves the country, Afghanistan will plunge into chaos. Growing the opium poppy, the author explains, is the fastest way to make money: the price per kilogram comes to a thousand dollars. In addition, poppy buyers provide farmers with favorable conditions, crediting and providing them with everything they need.
A new source of income, based on the production of narcotic drugs, has discovered the Taliban, which is experiencing financial difficulties, and was at first against drugs, summarizes Kazim. Militants of the organization either cultivate narcotic substances themselves or tax the crop collected by the peasants.
According to Wilhelm Lövenstein, a specialist at Ruhr University in Bochum, approximately 10% of the population of Afghanistan is employed in the Afghan drug business (about 3 million). The only way to cope with the production of drugs, according to the expert, is to encourage alternative sources of income, as is the case in Jalalabad, where farmers do not grow drugs, but produce rose oil worth thousands of dollars per liter for cosmetics companies from Germany. In fact, the German regrets, such examples are rare. In addition, NATO, in his opinion, is struggling with the production of drugs is far from being in full force.
Musharraf will not run: he was banned. Pakistani court expelled former President Pervez Musharraf, who planned to run for parliament after several years of voluntary exile, from the election race, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to BBC News.
His application, accepted in the city of Chitral in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was declared invalid. Musharraf’s lawyer said his client intends to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Initially, Lenta reminds, the election commission in Chitral registered the application of the former president, while three more provinces that Musharraf applied for were denied. The politician has already appealed against their decisions. According to the Pakistani DAWN Agency, he lost the court in Islamabad and Kasur. According to reports from the Indian NDTV channel, his appeal was also not granted in Karachi.
The legislation of Pakistan allows to stand for parliament from several provinces. The decision of the electoral commissions and appeals instances to refuse registration is associated with accusations against Musharraf of violating the constitution during the administration of the country.
So, Musharraf is very unlucky. Not only did the Taliban promised to cut off his head, he was also banned from running for parliament. Was it worth returning from London?
In the EU there is a slave trade. Kira Kalinina ("Voice of Russia") talked about the fact that more and more people in Europe are becoming victims of slave traders.
8 April in Brussels, the European Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstrom led the statistics of the slave trade in the EU, writes "Welt am Sonntag". According to the study, in the period from 2008 to 2010, the number of victims in 24 European countries increased by 18% to 7418 people. In just three years, the 23623 case of trafficking has been registered in the EU. 68% victims were women, 12% girls, 17% men and 3% boys. Two of the three victims were forced into prostitution, the rest were forced to commit illegal acts, used as labor or organ donors. 61% of the victims were citizens of EU countries, primarily Romania and Bulgaria, followed by visitors from Africa, Asia and South America.
But the number of convicted slavers during these three years has decreased by 13%.
Paradise for pedophiles. Sergey Duz ("Voice of Russia") told that a political party has been registered in the Netherlands, which defends the rights and freedoms of pedophiles. The party is called, by the way, “Mercy, Freedom and Diversity.” She intends to fight for lowering the age from which to engage in sexual relations, from 16 to 12 years, as well as for the legalization of sex with animals (zoophilia) and child pornography. The party also requires the legalization of any drugs and the universal right to free travel on trains. Its representatives announced their intention to participate in the parliamentary elections.
Sergey Duz reminds that the activities of the party of Dutch pedophiles had previously been banned, and in 2010, its leadership announced self-destruction. But then, after trying to re-register, the Hague court ruled that the pedophile party is legal, because “the right to establish a political party is one of the basic rights of democracy.”
These political pedophiles now intend to “awaken The Hague from sleep”: that is, to overcome social taboos and begin to fight intolerance.
Party representatives want pedophilia to be discussed openly: after all, bans only excite the curiosity of children. They also intend to rid pedophilia from a negative image in society by becoming members of parliament.
European political thought is rapidly marginalized, the journalist points out, which is one of the signs of a slip in the economic model. The crisis of a capitalist economy based on soap bubbles and promises does not end. Therefore, it is necessary to occupy the brains of European inhabitants with some spicy, but safe, intellectual food. To the growth of unemployment, S. Duz ironically, we will respond with a discussion about the legalization of same-sex marriages; to reduce production - the legalization of child pornography.
But the fact is that Europeans can wake up one day “in a different grid of cultural coordinates”. Sooner or later, the mutation becomes normal. The European civilization was grasped not by an economic, but a moral crisis, the author believes. Virtues are no longer honored. The party of pedophiles is, in essence, a litmus test, from which one can assess the state of Western society as a whole.
Having turned their lives into a kind of paradise, the Europeans decided to play in the general equality. Only in Europe have they forgotten that paradise and universal equality are ideal models that do not have projections in reality.
According to the Director of the Center for Partnership of Civilizations of MGIMO Veniamin Popov, European civilization has entered an era of extinction:
“Having passed through the two world wars that had exhausted its forces, numerous bloody conflicts and the rapacious destruction of natural resources, European civilization, having reached its peak, is experiencing a dying crisis, although the outwardly European way of life and the level of modern development continue to appear prosperous and attractive.”
Goodbye Margaret! Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be held in the British capital today. Law enforcement agencies take emergency measures to ensure security during the ceremony, reports from London correspondent ITAR-TASS Grigory Zimenkov.
According to British media reports, the police are monitoring social networks in case of a possible protest action. On the day of the ex-premier’s funeral, more than 4 thousands of police officers will provide security.
The heightened security measures are associated not only with the presence of Queen Elizabeth II with her husband and with possible protests, but also with the fact that a terrorist attack was committed in American Boston last Monday.
The funeral ceremony will begin in 10: 00 London time (13: 00 Moscow time). After the funeral in the Cathedral of St. Paul, the coffin will be delivered to London Royal Hospital Chelsea - nursing home for military veterans. There, M. Thatcher's body will be cremated and buried, in accordance with the last will, alongside her husband Denis Thatcher at the hospital cemetery.
A few words about the plan to kill Saakashvili. Georgia is preparing to assassinate President Mikhail Saakashvili, reports "Lenta.ru", referring to the resource "Georgia and the world", in turn, referring to the newspaper "Chronicle". As the Georgian source assures, his own environment is going to liquidate the head of the republic.
According to the newspaper, the plan for the murder of Saakashvili was developed by his longtime associate, former Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili (now the secretary general of the pro-presidential United National Movement party). The blame for the crime, of course, then lay on Russia, and at the same time on the new leadership of Georgia.
The murdered president, according to the publication, “will become a hero,” and his associate will be “the sole leader of the reincarnated party.”
According to the newspaper’s assurances, Merabishvili notified the president of the murder plan, saying that it was a “staging” (the explosion of a car in which there would be no president).
“Of course you will survive.” We will cause a stir around the world, the party will stand on its feet. In all blamed Russian. We will create enormous problems for Ivanishvili (the new head of the Georgian government, Bidzina Ivanishvili, the leader of the Georgian Dream coalition opposed to the president. - “Lenta.ru”). ”
The president liked the plan, but then his entourage, according to the newspaper, dissuaded him from this idea, warning that he was facing a real death.
The information received allegedly from a former security officer of the president, the newspaper, according to her, published in order to prevent an impending crime.
Saakashvili will not go to the tractor. The Georgian President will not leave politics even after he leaves the presidency in October. On the air of the TV channel "Rustavi-2", broadcast "Vesti", he said: "I am a lawyer, but I do not intend to return to this profession, I intend to remain in politics and fight for the freedom and independence of my country."
By his own admission, in the future he would be completely satisfied with the post of adviser to the new president. “Of course, they will not take me to work as a tractor driver,” he reasoned. “I would like to become an adviser to the future president, because during the two presidential terms I understood and gained a lot of experience, but if this is unacceptable, then I will be active in the political life of the country.”
In Belarus, the energy mafia operates. Alexander Lukashenko, speaking at April April 16, criticized the work of the country's energy industry. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the BelTA. According to the Interfax-West news agency, the subject of criticism was, in particular, the investment and tariff policy of the Ministry of Energy.
Comrade Lukashenko said that the energy sector formed a state in the state, “some kind of independent organization with elements of the mafia and gang”. He also reproached the profile ministry for the fact that it enjoys privileges in setting forward-looking indicators and, in fact, is not responsible for their implementation.
The President also drew attention to the lack of transparency in the mechanisms for setting tariffs for electricity supply: after all, tariffs can be raised only as incomes increase. The State Control Committee is now charged with assessing their validity.
Lukashenka’s dissatisfaction was also caused by the ill-considered implementation of investment projects in the energy sector: “Very often ill-considered decisions, overestimating the cost of design work, entering into contracts with potential bankrupt companies and buying low-quality and often counterfeit equipment, disruption of implementation terms and losses.”
Over the past six years, as noted, the organizations of the Ministry of Energy of Belarus have mastered about seven billion dollars. "On the one hand, this is good, on the other hand, based on what is happening there and how these funds were used, it is not very good," the president noted.
In connection with the aforesaid, the president demanded from the leaders of the energy complex specific proposals for eliminating deficiencies.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not approve of the jokes of Urgant. According to "Lenta.ru", The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was outraged by the statements of the famous TV presenter Ivan Urgant on the Russian “First Channel”. This is stated in the comments department.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that it is unacceptable to joke on topics related to "human grief, bloodshed and death." According to the ministry, such jokes humiliate Urgant himself and “sharply disagree with the high level of strategic partnership between Ukraine and Russia”.
“Unfortunately, in the history of our peoples there were a lot of tragic pages, to speculate on which is unacceptable. In the modern civilized world, such jokes are considered a bad form and a manifestation of disrespect for the memory of millions of victims of the totalitarian regime, ”the ministry summed up, demanding that Channel One give a proper assessment of the incident.
The reason for such a comment from the Foreign Ministry was the statement of Urgant in the release of the Smak program. He joked that he chopped the greens, “like a red commissar of residents of a Ukrainian village”. Guest of the program - director Alexander Adabashyan - played along for the TV presenter, noting that he “shakes off the residents' remains from the knife”.
15 April TV presenter apologized for his joke. “I apologize to all Ukrainians who were touched by my inappropriate comment in the latest release of Smak,” he wrote on Twitter. True, he added his apology with a comment: “As self-punishment, I undertake to cook in this program only borsch, dumplings, dumplings for 2018 a year inclusive. And all the children born to me from this point on, regardless of gender, call Bogdan. Your Ivan "Podcherchevok" Urgant. "
Bulk never give up. Paul Sonn and Alexander Kolandr ("The Wall Street Journal"; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") write that in Kirov today will begin the trial of the Russian blogger, a fighter against corruption and opposition activist Alexei Navalny.
“Are you afraid of jails?” Asked the journalists. Navalny replied that imprisonment was always likely, and now "has become an absolute reality." “After May, it became obvious because they had no other methods left. There used to be economic growth, a lot of money, and they used the resources of television (to strangle the opposition). ” Now there is no growth, resources that remained for television are drying up, and the importance of the Internet is growing. Putin has no other way to keep the system from disintegrating, except for political repression, ”Mr. Navalny believes.
The interviewers also asked: “You said you would never go to another country. Why?"
To this, Navalny replied: “Life is comfortable abroad. But I do not have the feeling that I am there in my place. ” He added: “But the main thing is that I hate the idea that these rogues can drive me out of my country. I will never leave. I will never give up".
“Putin deliberately chose a version of Belarus for himself. In order to intimidate the opposition so that it cannot collect money and organize, it must be sent to prison, ”Navalny said.
"Face to face". Members of the parliament of the northeastern Venezuelan state of Miranda presented an ultimatum to their governor, leader of the opposition Democratic Unity Bloc, Enrique Capriles. In a statement released yesterday, lawmakers pointed out that the policy that is now leading the protests of its supporters in Caracas, should be back in 24 hours to return to their direct duties as governor. Reported specials. correspondent ITAR-TASS.
“Capriles must resume his work as governor, otherwise the position will be declared vacant,” said Chairwoman of Parliament Miranda Aurora Morales, citing the provisions of the country's law. She pointed out that the BDE leader officially received permission to be absent from the workplace only until April 14 - until the presidential election in the country is complete. However, after the announcement of their results, which confirmed the victory of Nicolas Maduro, Capriles never returned to his workplace.
As the correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky, the newly elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, said he did not recognize opposition leader Enrique Capriles as the legal governor of the state of Miranda and will take action against him within the law.
“I, the head of state, do not recognize you as governor, so that you know and take legal measures against you, because you did not recognize the constitution and are responsible for killing citizens, sooner or later you must face the law,” said Maduro Capriles on the state television of Venezuela.
In Caracas, there are thousands of opposition protests demanding a recount. No less than 135 opposition arrested. Local media have reported the death of at least seven people and 61 affected.
Maduro is hard on those suspected of participating in the riots. “Those who burn the offices of the National Electoral Council and those who attack the people must be arrested,” the elected head of state said.
War of Lists: Obama wrote Putin. Thomas Donilon, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security, conveyed to the President of Russia a message from Barack Obama; "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS. It contains some new proposals for cooperation, noted in the Kremlin. Also there they paid attention to the contradictory behavior of the American administration in connection with the publication of the “Magnitsky list”. Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov recalled that there was “another paper with 18 names, to which we had a mirror response.”
"This once again underlines that, on the one hand, the Obama administration wants to actively develop relations with us in many areas - and this is very positive - and on the other hand - does not want to fight for our bilateral cooperation within the United States itself, does not want to besiege some Russophobes who put a speck in the wheels of our cooperation, ”said the presidential aide.
Boston: 183 affected. The number of victims of the explosions in Boston reached 183 people. Of these, 23 are in critical condition, CNN reports, referring to local hospitals.
As recalled RIA News", two explosions with an interval of 12 seconds sounded in Boston on Monday during the international marathon, three people died. Earlier it was reported that 176 people were injured. Doctors report that 40 are seriously injured in hospitals.
As the FBI official Richard Deloriae said at a press conference, special services do not have data on additional threats of terrorist acts. The investigation also found that no unexploded explosive devices were found in the city. In addition, the FBI did not receive information about possible threats directly in front of the marathon.
Explosions in Boston, reminds RIA "News”, Became the first major terrorist attack in the United States after an al-Qaeda-planned attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the White House in 2001, killing almost 3 thousands of people. According to police, during the terrorist attack in Boston, with a difference of 12 seconds, two homemade bombs of low power, launched at a distance of 50-100 meters from each other and operated remotely using a mobile phone, triggered.
According to preliminary data, there are no dead and injured among the Russians in Boston, an employee of the Russian Consulate General in New York told RIA Novosti. “At the moment, the Boston police informed the staff of the Russian Consulate General in New York that there are no citizens of the Russian Federation among the dead 15 on April,” the agency’s source said.
According to him, "the Russians did not apply to the temporary assistance center." “Work continues on establishing the identity and citizenship of those who are unconscious,” the staff member of the consulate general added.
The investigation of the incident led by the FBI. Police officers and special services interview witnesses, which may take several days, and do not comment on information about the detainees and suspects.
As the "BBC", explosive devices that worked at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, could be laid in a pressure cooker. This was stated by Special Agent Richard DeLore.
As the agent noted, the special services continue to check the "wide circle of suspects." To date, no group has claimed responsibility for what happened.
According to an FBI official, "fragments of bearings and nails, possibly contained inside a pressure cooker," as well as black nylon bags, in which explosive devices were allegedly hidden, were found at the site of the explosions.
Pressure cookers are often used in improvised explosive devices, experts say. They appear in many instructions for the manufacture of explosive devices, which are posted on the Internet radical groups, in particular, Al-Qaeda.
As the MIGnews.com, Pakistani Taliban group denied the version of involvement in the explosions during the Boston Marathon.
“Wherever we find Americans, we will kill them, but we don’t have a relationship with the Boston bombings,” Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan told 16 on April.
The US senator nearly got a letter with poison. The FBI and the police began to investigate the circumstances of the incident in the US Congress, when an envelope with a deadly poison, addressed to Senator Republican Roger Wicker, was discovered in Washington. This incident happened the day after the terrorist attack in Boston, reports from Washington correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev.
As the Congressional security service reported, a suspicious letter arrived at the post office in the metropolitan suburb of Maryland, where all mail destined for senators and members of the House of Representatives is being scrutinized. First, a white powder was found in an envelope addressed to Wicker, and subsequent laboratory analysis showed that it was poison - ricin.
Police notified all lawmakers about the dangerous discovery, and Democratic Senator Ker McCaskil said that there was already a suspect in the case. Without going into details, she said that this person is known to the security service of Congress, since she often writes letters to lawmakers. It is possible that he suffers from a mental disorder.
The police so far refrained from commenting, continuing the investigation together with FBI experts, who are to find out who and why decided to poison the unremarkable senator from Mississippi. There is no connection between this incident in Washington and the terrorist attack in Boston yet.
16 years prison for a depressed spy. Elena Sidorenko ("Vzglyad.ru") said that the Anchorage Court of Alaska sentenced William Millay, a military policeman who, according to the prosecution, was trying to sell secret information about an F-22 plane to a Russian agent, to 16 years in prison.
“I know I made a terrible mistake. It destroyed me. I am a US soldier, and this is a part of me, I am proud of it, ”Millay said at the trial, adding that it would take him years to fight the demons inside, writes the Huffington Post.
By the decision of the court, Millay is deprived of military rank and the possibility of receiving benefits.
At trial, the military prosecutor demanded 19 years of imprisonment for Millay, but the defendant confessed to the crime and concluded a pre-trial agreement with the investigation, according to which the maximum sentence could be only 16 years imprisonment.
The prosecution said that, "feeling a sense of superiority of the white race, Millay was so fed up with military service and US power, that he was ready to sell secrets to enemy agents, even if it cost the lives of his fellow soldiers."
Police lawyer Charles Swift said that Millay was emotionally exhausted and wanted to attract attention. The lawyers insisted that the policeman needed psychological rehabilitation, and eight years in prison would be sufficient punishment for him. A defense witness, psychiatrist Veronica Harris, stated that Millay was experiencing emotional exhaustion for five years, and also suffered from low self-esteem, mild depression, alcoholism, and narcissism.
The sad news from Guantanamo. Prisoner of this prison Shaker Amer, on a hunger strike in protest, says that with each passing day, protesters are being treated more and more brutally. According to Amer, prisoners will soon begin to die from "regular torture." Prisoners do not give water, they quickly lose weight. The words of Shaker Amer, the last of the British subjects, which is contained in Guantanamo, were conveyed to the press by his lawyer, the channel reports "RT".
“I can die this time,” says the prisoner. “I can’t say how many there are and give names, but people are dying here.” "I can not read. I feel dizzy and constantly falling. I do not call security because it is humiliating. If they come on a call to a fainted prisoner, they step on our fingers, on our hands, they scratch us; we live in fear, even when they say they care about us, ”says Amer. - Yesterday they tied me to the table and locked me in a cell, because the doctors were busy. That is, they just transferred me to another camera. You’ll be lucky if you get medical help here. ”
Comrade Amer has been in Guantanamo for more than 11 years - and this despite official protests from the UK. NATO soldiers arrested him in 2001 in Afghanistan and handed him over to the Americans. The United States accused him of aiding Osama bin Laden. But supporters of Amer argue that he made the alleged confession under torture. For all this time, he has never appeared before a court. Not only that, in 2007, Amer was released by the Bush administration, but he was still imprisoned.
Let us add, peacemaker and opponent of torture Obama still managed to outdo his predecessor in the presidency.
They do not want to be Americans. Last year, the correspondent reports "RT" Peter Oliver, more than 1,8 Thousands of Americans have decided to pass their passports: they do not want to be US citizens because of exorbitant taxes.
Among them are rich and famous people. One Kung Fu master, for example, changed his American citizenship to Singapore. One of the creators of Facebook has also moved to Singapore, saving 40 million dollars.
And if you change your mind - and decided to become an American again? Oh, this procedure can not be called painless. We'll have to (say in your own words) go through the bureaucratic similarity of hell. If it is determined that you moved because of taxes, you will face big problems when trying to return to the US.
People pass a passport not only because of high taxes. Some cannot accept the direction in which their country is heading. America, according to Mike Gogulsky (stateless persons), kills people by UAVs or court decisions.
Since 2008, the number of people who decided to leave the United States has grown 8 times. And this number is growing.
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