Proof of application. As passed yesterday correspondent ITAR-TASS Oleg Zelenin, Russian journalists who have been to Syria, have transferred to the UN secretariat video on the chemical attack allegedly committed by militants in the vicinity of Aleppo on March 19.
The deputy spokesperson for the world organization’s secretary general, Farhan Haq, said: “The office of the high representative (UN secretary-general for disarmament issues Angela Kane) received the materials and translates them into a suitable format for use.”
According to him, later the information will be transferred to Oka Selstöm, the head of the group of experts sent to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons.
Sensational proposal from Mr. Senator. Ansgar Grau («Die Welt»source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") spoke about the proposal of former US Senator Lugar, who said: "The United States should enter Syria with Russia."
In an interview with the German edition of the former US Senator Richard Lugar said that the United States, along with Russia, should conduct a military operation in Syria:
“We, together with the Russian side, need to enter Syria and gain control over the chemical weapons there. Subsequently, it must be destroyed. " After all, there is a danger of getting "such weapons in the hands of Islamic terrorists." Lugar noted that the United States and Russia have extensive experience in reducing chemical arsenals.
There is no need to wait; it is time to go to Syria today: “To wait until this war is over does not make sense, since it can turn into a very protracted conflict.”
It is interesting that the ex-senator did not support the idea of American military intervention in Syria, as well as the supply of weapons to the Syrian rebels and the introduction of a no-fly zone there. In the first case, Lugar cited Iraq as an example, the war in which did not stop even after the withdrawal of American troops from there. The weapon, as the example of Libya showed, can fall into the wrong hands, but the use of the American aviation in Syria will put the lives of American pilots at a dubious risk. Gaddafi did not have such an air defense system as Syria did, Mr. Lugar noted.
Kerry is considering strengthening the Syrian militants. The US Secretary of State is demanding that the Syrian authorities begin negotiations with representatives of the opposition. And if representatives of the official Damascus at the negotiating table do not sit down, the State Department can "strengthen the support of the militants," the channel "RT".
Frank Mr. Kerry told reporters at a press conference in Jordan’s capital city of Amman: “If the government of Bashar Assad does not sit down at the Geneva talks table in good faith, then we will increase support for the Syrian opposition so that they can continue the struggle for the freedom of their country.”
The failure of the new negotiations in Geneva will only lead to the continuation of bloodshed, the head of the State Department believes.
As the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star notes, translated from a diplomatic language, “increased support” means the supply of offensive weapons to Syrian militants. On the eve, the US Senate Foreign Policy Commission approved a bill that allows direct supplies of offensive weapons to Syrian opposition militants if they are supporters of "American values."
Israel is ready to strike. Major General Amir Eshel, commander of the Israeli Air Force, said that if the Assad regime falls, Israel will immediately launch air strikes against Syria’s weapons depots, reports "RT" with reference to ABC News.
This measure, according to Israeli calculations, should prevent large stocks of weapons and ammunition from falling into the hands of insurgents. According to Eshel, many groups are eager to possess weapons, which is a direct threat to Israel: “If Syria falls tomorrow, we will end up in an aspen nest. They have a lot of planes and huge stocks of weapons, which will disperse at the speed of a forest fire. So you need to act quickly, until he was turned against us. ”
Eshel added that if during the “July war” with the Lebanese “Hezbollah” in 2006, Israel used a very small part of its aircraft, then it is ready to throw all its planes to destroy Syrian weapons.
75 killed Hezbollah. The Shiite group Hezbollah for three days of fighting in Syria lost 57 people killed on the battlefield. More 18 militants died from their wounds in hospitals in the north of Lebanon, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
According to a Reuters correspondent working in the north of the Bekaa Valley, these numbers are real: from Syria, coffins with killed Hezbollah activists and an ambulance with wounded people go in a steady stream. He did not disclose the exact number of killed and wounded, however, he noted that in Shiite settlements under the administration of Hezbollah, funerals of young people killed in the neighboring country regularly take place.
As noted by France-Press, Hezbollah has approximately twenty thousand militants, of which between five and seven thousand have experience in fighting. Against the Syrian rebels are now fighting from 800 to 1200 Lebanese Shiites. Most of this contingent is concentrated in the Quseir district, a few kilometers from the Lebanese border. Here, the militants of Hezbollah and the Syrian government army are confronted by the Al-Farouq Brigade and the Al-Nusra Front.
Turkish wall. The Turkish authorities have gathered to build a wall of length 2,5 km on the border with Syria in the area of the Turkish checkpoint Djilwegezu, where a mined car exploded on February 11. According to the Minister for Customs and Trade Affairs Hayati Yazyzhi, his ministry signed a protocol on the implementation of this project with the armed forces; "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The minister said: “The project consists in building right and left (from the checkpoint) fencing - partly walls, and partly grids. Observation equipment will also be installed. Upon completion of these works, security measures in the area will be taken to a higher level. ”
He noted that this will also help reduce the cases of illegal border crossing.
Other checkpoints on the Syrian border - Yayladagy, Karkamysh and Akchakale - will also be equipped with modern surveillance systems and detectors. They will operate mobile X-ray machines.
The United States imposed anti-Iran sanctions. Washington imposed sanctions on 12 individuals and 8 companies from Iran, which, according to the American side, are promoting the development of its nuclear and missile programs. This was reported by the US Treasury, transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Andrey Surzhansky.
The actions taken by the American side mean that the listed individuals and legal entities in the USA are prohibited from conducting any business with the mentioned citizens and companies from Iran. In addition, listed firms lose access to the US financial system.
Cut off the legs. The body of an Afghan man, who was considered missing since November 2012, was discovered not far from the former American military base. The man had both legs cut off. According to the American authorities, one of the officers of the military base tortured and killed a man, reports "RT".
According to Afghan investigators, after Said Mohammed disappeared, a video appeared in which a certain Zakariya Kandahari was torturing the Afghan man. It was he who, according to the investigation, was the chief translator of American special forces. But the US authorities deny any information that this person has US citizenship.
Said Mohammed’s body was found near the American military base in the Nerkh area, in the Afghan province of Wardak. The head of the district, Mohammed Hanif Hanafi, said that local workers had found the body. They were digging a well when they stumbled upon a black bag in which they found the body. Kabul demands that Said’s killer be punished, and accuses Washington of harboring a criminal.
A senior investigator from the Afghan Ministry of Defense said that the total number of missing people reached 17. Eight people have not yet been found, and nine are found dead.
Afghan "immoral". "RT", referring to the message of “Human Rights Watch”, reports that in Afghanistan only in one month more than six hundred women and girls were detained for crimes against morality.
Women try to avoid domestic or sexual violence, and the state, in the opinion of human rights activists, is to punish "the perpetrators, not the women who flee from violence."
Brad Adam, director of Human Rights Watch in the Asian region, said: “Four years after the adoption of the law on cruelty to women and 12 years after the end of the Taliban’s rule, women are still being imprisoned, being only victims of an imposed marriage, beatings and rape. "
95% of girls and 50% of women in Afghan prisons are accused of escaping from their homes or of adultery. Burns and traces of beatings are often found on their bodies.
Three deaths in India. According to correspondent ITAR-TASS Alexander Antipin, three servicemen died today during a clash with extremists in Pulwama district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, as reported by the Press Trust of India agency.
The military checked information about militants hiding near the village of Bachu. Noticing the soldiers, the extremists opened fire.
Reinforcement was thrown into the area of the collision. The army is trying to track down the militants hiding from the scene with the weapons of those killed.
The pogroms in Stockholm continue. The rioters operating in the eastern and southern suburbs of the Swedish capital during the fifth consecutive day of unrest staged arson in two schools, a police station. These people burned at least nine cars, reports today RIA News" with reference to France Press.
According to the fire brigade, the arson of the first school occurred in the Tensta area, but was quickly eliminated. Then, unidentified persons set fire to a nursing school in the Chista area. Minor fire damage was sustained by the police station in the Elvsho district. Police have arrested 8 active rioters. Information about the victims have been reported.
As RIA remindsNews, The riots began on Sunday evening. Around 60, young people set fire to cars, throwing stones at police. On Tuesday night, around 100 people already participated in the riots in the western neighborhood of Hyusby.
According to media reports, an incident a week ago when police shot and killed an 69-year-old man with a machete caused the youth to speak. The protesters accuse the police of excessive cruelty and demand an independent investigation.
It is noted that out of 12, thousands of people in the Husby area, 80% are migrants; in all, migrants make up about 15% of the population of Sweden.
As noted by Alexander Polivanov ("Lenta.ru"), the murder of one of the local residents by the police is only a reason. In fact, young people from the less prosperous area ... have fun: burning cars, the journalist writes, has become a traditional way for European youth to remind themselves to the authorities.
Hyusby is not the place where tourists aspire. In the area located on the northern outskirts, there live a little more than ten thousand inhabitants, and the vast majority of them are those whom the Swedes call “with foreign roots.”
Youth organization "Megafonen", advocating for "social justice", tried to unleash history with killed before the pogroms, calling for a rally near the local police department. It took place on 16 May (60-70 people came to the event). Characteristic is the comment left on the organization’s website: “The police is not an ally, and it will never be our ally. The police serve the state, and the state does not serve us, but the bourgeois ”.
If the attackers were counting on increased attention from the press, they lost, the journalist writes: after all, on Monday the main material was the hockey victory of the Swedish national team. Then for Swedish journalists more important than the pogroms was information about tornadoes in the United States.
Offensive flag prohibited. The City Council of Radstock, Somerset, has banned the use of the flag of St. George on its territory, fearing that this would offend 16’s feelings of the Muslim inhabitants of the city. The authorities of Radstock legitimized this initiative after discussions in the city about the correctness of using the flag of England in relation to the Muslims living in it, reports "RT" with reference to The Telegraph.
Eleonora Jackson, a teacher at a local university, believes that the state red-and-white flag can be a source of disagreement because it was waving above the armies of the crusaders a thousand years ago.
Interestingly, the Muslim community of Great Britain itself considered such manifestations of political correctness ... radical.
Bristol’s Muslim cultural community spokesman, Rizwan Ahmed, said: “The use of the English flag by nationalists is one thing, but allegations that it offends our feelings are superfluous. We understand that the national flag is part of the wealth of this country, in addition, many Muslims have long identified themselves with the British. ”
British media have focused on the fact that the authorities of Radstock do not restrict the use of the rainbow flag, symbolizing LGBT.
News of the London terrorist attack. British authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of a soldier in Vulich. The personality of the deceased is named: 25-year-old Lee Rigby, father of two children, died at the hands of the Islamists, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Denis Voroshilov.
The alleged killers were British subjects - children of Nigeria who studied in the UK. On Wednesday afternoon, two attackers, according to the version of the Islamists, killed a military man not far from the location of the unit in the Vulich region in south-east London. According to some data, the man was attacked with knives, according to others, the attackers also shot. The attack caused a wave of protest in the community and several attacks on mosques.
The investigation was sharing information with the press reluctantly. The BBC, citing sources in Scotland Yard, reported that three women were detained in Greenwich, south-east London, including two sisters aged about 30 and a teenager. Then there were reports that the police detained a 29-year-old man and woman. Law enforcement authorities confirmed that the alleged killers are British nationals. There is no reliable information about what the detainees were doing.
Eyewitnesses of the crime say that the attackers spoke English without an accent. The attackers even gave an interview to passersby, explaining the reasons for the act of revenge for the Muslims who are being killed by the British military, particularly in Afghanistan.
The name of one of the alleged terrorists is known - 28-year-old Michael Adebolaggio, a well-known radical Islamic preacher in the area. According to the police, Adeboladjo was at one time close to the banned Islamist organization Al-Muhajiroun in Britain. He was born to a Christian family, but he converted to Islam after graduating from college in 2001.
The Islamic community of Great Britain was forced to apologize for the behavior of fellow believers, and the country's leadership and the authorities of London reminded that terrorism has no nationality or religion.
How to write a correspondent. RIA "Novosti", in the middle of the day on Thursday, three women tried to come to the rescue of the beaten military: they entered into an argument with the attackers. The newspaper "Sun" published photos and videos taken on the spot by eyewitnesses.
“In one of the photographs, the suspect in the attack holds knives in his bloody hands. Other photos captured the military, bleeding on the roadway, as well as three women near him. One of them is sitting next to the soldier and hugging him, the other two are talking to the attacker. The video shows that one of the women is engaged in a dialogue with the suspect in the murder on a raised voice. “We swore before the great Allah! .. This is what he would like!” - the attacker shouted at the woman. ”
The publication calls the name of a woman arguing with an Islamist - this is 48-year-old Ingrid Lua-Kennett. She saw what was happening, passing in a bus, jumped out of it and rushed to help. Later, another woman ran up and tried to give the dying first aid. The attackers did not attack the women, they were walking around the scene of the crime, shouting extremist slogans before the police arrived.
"Lenta.ru" clarifies that Lee Rigby was a drummer and machine gunner in the second battalion of the Royal Rifle Regiment. According to BBC News, Rigby served in the army since 2006, and was transferred to London in 2011. According to his commander, Rigby previously served in Afghanistan, Germany and Cyprus.
"Wenner will forever remain the soldier who fought for France and her future ..." Writer Dominic Venner, who committed suicide at the altar of Notre-Dame de Paris, achieved his goal. Many people in his country perceived his suicide as a call to think about the future of Europe, they write "Vesti".
In an exclusive interview with the Russia 24 channel, Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Front movement, said: “I am very sorry for this loss, for me Venner will forever remain a soldier who fought for France and her future. And the way he committed suicide — in a place that for many of us symbolizes France, its identity — was undoubtedly a political act. He wanted to attract the attention of the French to what we are losing, to open our eyes to what is happening with the country. Due to obvious problems in our immigration policy, the nation seems to be replaced, and this is happening not only in France, throughout Europe! I regret that Venner chose such a path, but he had good reasons for that. ”
Before his death, Venner published an article on the topic of same-sex unions, which was legalized by the President of France.
With a toy gun. Activists from the movement “Femen” staged a rally to imitate suicide at the Notre Dame de Paris.
One of the girls entered the cathedral, was exposed, brought a toy pistol to her face and imitated suicide. On the breast of the "amoubic killer" it was deduced: "Let Fascism burn in hell." The activist was detained by the police, and the cathedral was closed for 15 minutes; "Vesti".
Christine Lagarde is being questioned. Paris investigators yesterday almost the whole day interrogated the head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, suspected of abusing his authority when he was head of the French Ministry of Economics, and will continue the interrogation today, RIA News" with reference to France Press.
The Lagarde affair is connected with the sale of businessman and politician Bernard Tapi to Adidas in 1993, close to former President Sarkozy. A consortium was established to conclude the transaction, which was managed by the state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais. Upon completion of the transaction, Tapi accused the bank of fraud and demanded compensation for damage. In 2007, Lagarde, being the head of the Ministry of Economics, ordered the Tapi case to be submitted to arbitration in order to speed up the issue. In July 2008, the arbitration court ordered one of the state financial institutions to pay Tapi about 400 million euros. The arbitration decision caused a scandal.
Representatives of the opposition Socialist Party at the time accused the authorities of interfering in the proceedings. In May, the Chief Prosecutor at the Cassation (Supreme) Court, Jean-Louis Nadal, decided to convene a commission to consider appeals from the Court of the Republic, which investigates crimes of government members, reminds RIA Novosti.
"Like the Lambs." Greek nationalists promised to disrupt the construction of a mosque in Athens. The ultra-right party “Chrissi Avgi” appealed to the Federation of Greek Muslims with the demand to “get out of the country before June 30”. Otherwise, the radicals threatened to remind them of four hundred years of the Turkish yoke and “slaughter aggressive Muslims like lambs on gyro,” reports "RT".
The Greek authorities decided to consider the possibility of building a new mosque in Athens - and more than 110 thousands of people expressed their readiness to oppose the construction of a religious building, the newspaper Dhma writes.
Earlier, representatives of the “Chrissi Avgi” party stated that illegal migrants, the bulk of whom are Muslims, are responsible for the current economic woes and rising crime in the country.
Two bullets for the prosecutor. Italian prosecutor Ilda Boccassini, representing the prosecution in one of the criminal cases against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, received by mail an envelope with two bullets, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
According to the Attorney General of Milan, in the past few weeks, Boccassini received a series of threatening letters, including a message received on Wednesday, May 22, in which there were two bullets.
Lenta reminds that on May 13, Boccassini demanded that Berlusconi be sentenced to six years in prison and banned for life his state officials for having sex with teenage dancer Karima el-Marug, nicknamed Ruby. The verdict will be delivered at the end of May.
Draft border treaty approved. The Estonian government on Thursday approved a draft border treaty with Russia. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to ERR.
Now the agreement should be signed at the level of foreign ministers. After that, it must be ratified by deputies. According to Interfax, the government also approved the project of delimitation of water areas in the Narva and Finnish Gulfs.
The agreement on the border, recalls Lenta, Russia and Estonia planned to conclude in the middle of the 2000-s. The document was then signed, but upon ratification, the Estonian deputies accepted the preamble with reference to the Tartu Peace Treaty of the Year 1920. Under this agreement, Narva parish and the Pechora region (now the Pechora district of the Pskov region) were transferred to the republic. Hypothetically, such a reference could serve as a basis for the nomination of territorial claims to the Russian Federation. Russia withdrew its signature under the contract.
Consultation on a new agreement resumed in the fall of 2012. At the same time, the Estonian side, as reported, agreed to confirm the mutual waiver of territorial claims and itself offered to submit a corresponding clause to the draft agreement.
The shooting of the monument. In the Chernihiv region of Ukraine, the police investigates the fact of damage to the monument to Lenin, reports MIGnews.com with reference to UNIAN.
Ivan Sokol, a deputy of the district council, addressed the Kozeletsky district prosecutor’s office. He said that in the center of the village of Lemeshi unknown persons with a firearm damaged the monument to Lenin.
Bandera claim the status of war veterans. Ukraine was once again excited about the issue of giving Banderovites the official status of participants in the Second World War. The relevant bill, as transmits "Lenta.ru" with reference to UNIAN, sent to the Verkhovna Rada.
The authors of the document are opposition deputies Vyacheslav Kirilenko, Ivan Stoyko and Oleg Medunitsa.
According to their project, representatives of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists / Ukrainian Insurgent Army are invited to recognize the "belligerent party in the Second World War for the freedom and independence of Ukraine." They are invited to extend the benefits provided by the law "On the status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection."
According to Mr. Kirilenko, the purpose of the bill is "the restoration of historical justice", as well as ensuring the civil rights of Bandera.
In line for free food. Maxim Lisovsky ("Voice of Russia") told about the informational find of Finnish journalists. They found that the father of the wife of Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves loves to spend time in queues for distributing food aid to the poor in Helsinki.
“I come once a week. If I give something, I take it, but I do not live from hand to mouth. My home is full of food, ”the father of Estonian President’s wife Evelin Ilves, Lembit Int told the Finnish tabloid 7 Päivää to journalists. At dawn, this person takes a queue at the distribution point and defends the queue even in 20-degree frost. Lembit Int said that he constantly lives in Helsinki, because there is a high pension, and does not want to return to his homeland.
The goal of queuing for Inta is not free food, but communication with people.
He first saw a similar lineup of 5 or 6 years ago. Int found out that there are a lot of Estonian compatriots who speak Russian in it.
The Latvian newspaper Telegraph indicates that the father of the Estonian president’s wife is writing a book, The Effect of Land Reclamation on the Landscape of Estonia, and since most sources on this topic are in Russian, he is practicing his Russian language in lines!
Evelin Ilves (Int), reminds the correspondent. Voices of Russia, born in 1968 in Tallinn. For future President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Evelin Int was married in 2003. They have a daughter. Evelyn is often criticized in the media for the fact that at the height of the economic crisis she was spending thousands of euros on clothes and jewelry. She argued that the child in the Estonian school can be fed on 1 euros, and offered residents of the country to go to a cheap meal.
In the meantime, add on her own, her father switched to a free meal.
Recognition of Transnistria? The head of the Transnistrian Communist Party, deputy of the Supreme Council of the Transdnistrian Moldavian Republic Oleg Horzhan, argues that in the near future in the State Duma of the Russian Federation will be raised the issue of recognizing the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. As reported yesterday reporter IA "REGNUM" in the press service of the Transnistrian parliament, Horzhan said this following a trip to Moscow, where he took part in the parliamentary delegation at the international round table "Eurasian region Transnistria - development prospects".
Khorzhan said: “I heard a very important thing from the chairmen of the two factions, the Liberal Democratic Party and the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. They publicly said that the resolution of the Transnistrian issue is possible only with the recognition of the Transdniestrian Moldavian Republic, and these factions are ready to discuss this issue in the near future. I think this is quite a serious breakthrough. ”
Obama's speech was interrupted. An activist demanding the closure of the Guantanamo prison closed with the US president during his speech at the National Defense University in Washington, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
Obama delivered a security policy speech when a woman from the non-governmental pacifist organization Code Pink began shouting from the audience: “You are the supreme commander in chief! You can close Guantanamo today! ”According to her, the Guantanamo prison has been in effect for 11 years, and its existence is illegal.
Obama said: “This woman deserves to be heard. Of course, I disagree with much of what she said, and it is obvious that she did not hear much of what I said. ”
Artem Krasulin ("Vesti") specifies that a few minutes later Obama said: Congress hinders the closure of the prison. He continued: “I demand from Congress to lift restrictions on the extradition of prisoners from the military prison in Guantanamo to other countries. I also asked the Department of Defense to determine in the US a place where we can hold military tribunals. In addition, the position of a special representative in the State Department and the Ministry of Defense will be created, whose sole responsibility will be to transport prisoners to third countries. ”
Those present in the hall greeted such a statement with applause. Appreciated the words of Obama and John McCain. “We are ready to cooperate with the president on the closure of the Guantanamo base,” he assured. - But this is a rather complicated process, in which you need to take into account a lot of aspects. It's not just about where to redirect the prisoners. We hope that this time the White House really has a clear plan of action. ”
In addition to the prison question, Obama touched on the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles. The president said Washington would limit their use by 2014. He promised to declassify information about cases when US citizens died as a result of strikes from these aircraft.
“We will continue to strike at al Qaeda’s valuable targets, as well as against forces that are going to support attacks on coalition forces in Afghanistan,” said the US president. “But by the end of 2014, we will no longer need such protection, and the progress we have made in fighting the Al-Qaida core will reduce the need for unmanned strikes.”
Returning to the issue of Guantanamo, it should be pointed out that in the same speech the US president canceled the ban he had previously imposed on the transfer of prisoners from this military prison to Yemen. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the Associated Press.
The news agency binds Obama’s decision to the fact that Yemen’s President Abd al-Rahman Mansour al-Hadi has committed himself to increasing security in his country. In addition, the agency notes that the abolition of the ban is another step towards the closure of the prison, since from 90 to 100 from 166 there are prisoners from Yemen.
The ban on transporting prisoners to Yemen was imposed by Obama in January 2010 after a potential suicide bomber tried to blow up a flight to the United States on behalf of the Yemeni branch of Al-Qaeda, Lenta reminds.
Yemeni authorities have already expressed their approval for Obama’s decision to lift the ban and assured that they will cooperate with the United States and carry out all the necessary work to rehabilitate suspected terrorists.
As the RIA News"Moscow hopes that Barack Obama’s call to close the Guantanamo prison will be followed by action. This is stated in the message of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on human rights, democracy and the rule of law Konstantin Dolgov, posted on Twitter.
“We expect that yesterday’s promise of the US President to start, finally, the movement to close the special prison in Guantanamo will be followed by real things. It is high time to put an end to the vicious practice of massive violations of human rights in this prison, as human rights defenders demand in the United States and the world, ”Comrade Dolgov wrote.
Jim Rogers about Ben Bernanke's hangover. “At the moment we are in a situation where the US central bank prints an incredible amount of money, and this artificially created money rushes into our economy. Because of this artificiality, this whole story is expected to have a bad ending, ”said D. Rogers, writing Mixednews.ru with reference to moneynews.com.
As part of the so-called “quantitative easing” policy, the Fed infuses 85 billions of dollars into the economy of XNUMX every month, buying Treasury bills and mortgage bonds.
Rogers even finds it difficult to say when the end will come: “Mr. Bernanke said that this process will last until the 2015 year,” he says. And some Fed officials have expressed the hope that the policy of quantitative easing will begin to curtail this year. These guys are "unhappy with the endless printing of money, because they understand that the consequences of this will be deplorable."
Rogers continued: “It seems that Mr. Bernanke is going to leave his post in a couple of months. I think he just wants to avoid responsibility for the consequences of his work. ”
Bernanke’s tenure as Fed Chairman expires on 31 on January 2014. Many believe that he does not plan to remain in office for the next term.
Kiriyenko spoke about the Russian American uranium. Rosatom controls 20% uranium reserves in the United States of America. This was announced by the head of this state corporation, Sergey Kiriyenko, speaking in the State Duma on May 22, reports IA "REGNUM".
“If we need this uranium, we are able to use it at any time,” he said.
"Jump back." Amnesty International published on Wednesday a report on the human rights situation in the world in which Russia was criticized, reports Gazeta.ru with reference to the Voice of America.
The document states: “The government suppressed the growing peaceful protests. New laws have been passed in the country restricting the right to freedom of expression, assembly and association. ”
Amnesty International coordinator for Russia Ann Nerdrum believes that a huge leap has occurred in the country.
In an interview with Radio France Internationale, Nedrum said: Amnesty International is on the commission to investigate events that took place last year in Bolotnaya Square. We are following this process. All those who were illegally detained after these protests, without resorting to violence or calling for it, are protected by Amnesty International on the same grounds as Pussy Riot, Khodorkovsky, Lebedev and others recognized prisoners of conscience. "
The Poles caught the Russian signal. In the article "The Fifth Column of Russia in NATO" ("WPolityce", Poland; source of translation - "InoSMI") Stanislav Zharyn mentions that, commenting on the wpolityce.pl portal, the order of Vladimir Putin, who had instructed the FSB to sign a cooperation agreement with the Polish Military Counterintelligence Service, Peter Naimsky rightly noted that the words of the Russian President have political overtones.
“Indeed, it seems that Putin once again gave a signal to the Poles and the whole world, recalling and stating: Poland is mine. He told the world’s public that in Poland you can do business, that under the cover of democracy you can do any business, but one thing should be clear: Poland is part of the Russian network that Vladimir Putin rules over, like a Soviet dictator. ”
Why did the Polish state get involved in this network? It turns out that because of the “opportunistic position of their own ruling elites.”
“... We can observe a dangerous rapprochement with Moscow from at least 2009 of the year. It all began with loyal offers to enter Polish territory and attempts to interest us in the prospect of greater domination on the part of Moscow. At the moment, our country is so tightly entangled in Moscow tentacles that it has lost the ability to perform independent actions without a pointer and the consent of the Kremlin, which realizes this (especially after 10.04.2010) and willingly uses Poland as a tool for realizing its interests in Europe. ”
Putin’s statement about the cooperation of the Military Counterintelligence Service and the FSB caused the author great concern.
"... The situation is much more dangerous than it might seem at first glance, because the words of the Russian dictator fit into a series of events and decisions that demonstrate the growing influence of Russia in Poland, including in the most sensitive area - in military and defense policy."
The author calls Russia hostile to Poland and NATO by the state and writes that the FSB is the main outpost of Putin’s criminal policy, because “in the hands of the employees” of this KGB heir is the “blood of many innocent victims”.
"The policy chosen by the Prime Minister of Tusk can lead to the fact that Poland will be perceived within the framework of NATO as the fifth Russian column, and not as a loyal member of the organization that you can rely on."
Whether the actions of the government are a deliberate game of weakening Poland, they stem from a lack of awareness, lack of professionalism or inability to perform in-depth analysis - in any case, the author believes, the State Tribunal relies for this.
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