The Germans are predicting a victory for Bashar Asad this year. Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), that is, the Federal Foreign Intelligence Service of Germany, changed the assessment of the situation in Syria. The network tells about it Voltaire with reference to Spiegel.
Previously, this service predicted the speedy fall of Assad, and today it declares its victory - by the end of 2013.
According to the BND staff, the government army managed to establish a reliable supply and cut off the supply of the “rebels” (mostly foreign jihadists supported by NATO and some Gulf states).
The release of El Quseir foreshadows a sweep from thugs throughout the province of Homs and the end of a geopolitical project on the division of Syrian territory.
Why does President Assad prevail? At the same time that the international community was discussing a “big strategy” in Amman, the Syrian president was taking decisive action. However, the US Secretary of State lowered the military achievements of Assad, calling them "very temporary." Meanwhile, the Syrian leader, writes David Rod ("The Atlantic"; source of translation - Mixednews.ru), takes the upper hand in the conflict.
Currently, the Syrian "opposition" is disorganized, the approval of a full-fledged US military intervention in Washington is impossible, and the split between Saudi Arabia and Qatar slowed down the pace of their arms supplies to Syrian rebels. In addition, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is one of the first international defenders of Assad.
The survival of Assad is also favored by another factor. Assad, his Alawite allies, Hezbollah and Iran act in Syria "in full force".
What can the Americans offer? If the Obama administration, along with its European and Arab allies, wants to defeat Assad, they should all increase their military aid to the rebels right now. The last two years, the author writes, Washington and his allies led a “semi-intervention”: the rebels are given help that is enough to prolong the conflict, but not to win.
If the Obama administration and its allies do not plan to provide crucial support to the rebels, then talk about assistance should be stopped, the journalist said. Empty rhetoric only delays bloodshed.
David Rod is an American writer, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner 1996 of the year (for reporting on the “Srebrenica massacre”) and 2008 of the year (as part of the New York Times team, for covering events in Afghanistan and Pakistan). In November, the 2008 of the year was abducted by the Taliban, fled from captivity in June of the 2009 year.
Zarin taken from the "rebels." Syrian troops announced the seizure of two containers with nerve gas from the rebels, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Press TV.
The containers were seized during the military operation in Hama.
As recalled by "Ribbon", the Syrian rebels were accused of using sarin and foreigners. In early May, this was stated by a member of the UN Special Commission, Carla del Ponte. She stressed that we are talking about the use of gas by rebels, and not by government forces. At the same time, del Ponte noted that the commission came to this conclusion based on conversations with doctors and patients in field hospitals.
At the end of May, Turkish law enforcement agencies announced the detention of 12 people in the south of the country, who were found to have containers with sarin. All the detainees allegedly belong to the extremist grouping "Front al-Nusra", which is on the side of the Syrian "rebels".
To bomb or not to bomb - that is the question. "Inopressa" made a review of Western newspapers for the topical issue of the supply of C-300 and the attitude to this of Israel.
Refusal to extend the EU embargo on supplies weapons Syrian rebels led to undesirable results, says The Guardian columnist Peter Beaumont. Assad responded: announced that he was awaiting the delivery of the first batch of C-300.
The journalist comments: “When Cameron and Haig forced rhetoric, insisting that it was necessary to lift the embargo, in order to force Assad to negotiate an end to the war, Russia, the largest supplier of weapons to the regime, blocked this threat with its own trump card.”
The chain of events after the lifting of the embargo may have increased tension in the region. Israel threatens to strike at C-300, the situation in Iraq and Lebanon is destabilized, the author of the material said.
The New York Times is setting out the details of Asad’s last interview with Al-Manar’s Hezbollah TV channel.
“He didn’t speak clearly about whether weapons shipments from Russia included the C-300 anti-aircraft missile system, which is particularly troubling to Israel, since it could put at risk the country's ability to strike at Syria from the air and because these missiles could hit targets far into the territory of Israel, ”write Ann Barnard and Neil MacFarkhar.
Before the broadcast, Al-Manar sent out messages that paraphrase Assad's statements as if he had said that Syria had already received the first batch of C-300 missiles. The channel later admitted that he had distorted the statements of Assad.
“Next time we will respond to any manifestation of Israeli aggression,” the Syrian president said. He also noted the possibility of renewing the war in the Golan Heights.
What happens if Syria gets C-300 missiles? The Daily Beast columnist Yaakov Katz reflects on this topic.
If the missiles go to Syria, Israel will have a narrow choice. The author does not advise to intercept them at the time of transportation: "This error is fraught with conflict with Moscow." It is best to bomb the missiles already in Syria - in the few weeks that the Syrians will need to install and deploy.
The C-300 complexes are terrible for Israel because they can change the balance of power in the region: they will further weaken Israel’s freedom of action and air superiority. In addition, Syria may hand over to Hezbollah’s C-300, and it will receive a real deterrent potential from Israel’s military operations.
The trouble is that the new air strike on Syria will almost certainly lead to a retaliatory strike on Israel. Then Netanyahu will face a difficult dilemma: “If Israel responds, a regional conflict may flare up, if it does not react, its deterrence potential will suffer tremendously.”
“Bomb C-300? Take your time, ”advises The Jerusalem Post. Observer Yaakov Lappin is skeptical about Assad's statement. For the Assad regime, lying is one of the key elements of its “survival strategy,” the author believes. "Assad is convenient to take a hostile position against Israel without engaging in real conflict."
It is not clear whether some cargo has arrived in Syria from Russia and whether these are really C-300 missiles. In any case, Syria will need a lot of time to build and develop systems, the journalist said.
The newspaper is also sure: “Behind closed doors, Moscow is now under diplomatic pressure in order to keep it from a step that could destabilize the region even more.”
Meanwhile, the former head of the US Department of State’s political planning center, Anne-Marie Slaughter, in the pages of Le Temps is in favor of an early invasion of Syria.
Diplomacy without convincing threats of force is an empty sound. “Excluding the possibility of intervention, the Obama administration deprives itself of one of the key instruments of foreign policy,” the author believes.
"Spring" comes to Turkey: is the end of the epoch of the "new sultan" nearing? Mass demonstrations against the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan were held in the cities of Turkey, SANA.
To disperse the demonstrators, the Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons. As of June 2, more than a hundred people suffered.
In Izmir, demonstrators set fire to the headquarters of the Justice and Development Party. Reuters reported that the Turkish police in Istanbul used pepper and tear gas against a group of young people who stoned Erdogan’s office with stones.
In Ankara, hundreds of young people lit bonfires in the Tunali district. In the capital, tear gas was sprayed from helicopters over residential neighborhoods in order to expel the demonstrators who were hiding in buildings. Hundreds of citizens were injured in clashes with the police.
A mass demonstration took place in Taksim Square in Istanbul, the participants of which called what was happening in Turkey tyranny. Ambulance crews reported that more than 1000 people in Istanbul were injured.
Amnesty International has stated that the Turkish police use excessive force to disperse popular demonstrations. This led to the death of two people, and even more 1000 injured. According to the workers of the organization, the Turkish authorities should make every effort to avoid an increase in the number of victims, to ensure the fulfillment of the rights of demonstrators and to ensure the safety of all citizens.
Employees of the organization added that about 20 doctors are located at its headquarters near Taksim Square. They began to take wounded demonstrators fleeing violence from the Turkish police.
Turkish Interior Minister Muammar Guler admitted that police have arrested 939 demonstrators in various cities of the country where the demonstrations took place. He also said that more than 90 demonstrations were suppressed in large cities and towns.
Against the background of growing unrest, Erdogan and Gul were forced to admit that the Turkish police harshly suppressed peaceful demonstrations in the country. In an attempt to bring down a wave of protests, the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a statement saying that police officers who exceeded their authority would be punished.
The deputy chairman of the “Workers' Party of Turkey”, Bulent Esinoglu, said that mass demonstrations are nothing more than a revolution against a dictatorship that has been in power for 11 years. He accused the government of Erdogan that it implements the instructions of the United States, which run counter to the fundamental interests of the Turkish people.
Andrey Fedyashin ("Voice of Russia") wondered: what could unrest in Turkey lead to? The journalist recalled that the reason for the political protest was the brutal dispersal by the police of 28 in May of an environmental demonstration in Taksim Square. The demonstrators demanded to cancel plans for the reconstruction of Gezi Park, one of the few green islands in the city center. The police used water cannons and tear gas against the protesters.
Then a wave of protests rose throughout the country and swept the capital Ankara, Izmir, Bodrum, Konya, and tourist Antalya. Opposition leaders joined the demonstrators. Now the main slogan of the protesters is to stop the Islamization of the country.
Erdogan is accused of religious conservatism, an authoritarian style of government. Protesters demand the resignation of the entire government. Interior Minister Muammer Güler said that unrest was recorded in the 48 provinces. In all cities, protesters are trying to crush the offices of the ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party.
The protest marches and individual performances in Istanbul continued throughout the night and until the morning of June 2. Taksim Square in Istanbul has become a kind of Cairo Tahrir Square - the unofficial headquarters of the Egyptian revolution. Many streets of Istanbul are barricaded. The protesters are not going to stop and are ready to continue the actions until the government resigns, the journalist said.
Moreover, even the pro-government press of Turkey calls the authorities' reaction to environmental protests unnecessarily harsh. As the pro-Islamist English-language newspaper, Today's Zaman, wrote, “the problem of Gezi Park can be the last straw that will break the population’s patience, and this will lead to the loss of Islamist control over Istanbul - the city that they have been running for the last 20 years.”
Liberal newspapers argue that the reaction of the authorities could cost the career of the “new sultan” Erdogan.
According to "Lenta.ru" With reference to France Press, 1 June gathered several hundred people in downtown New York to express support for the Turkish demonstrators and call on the Erdogan government for resignation.
The action took place in a park near Wall Street. Many participants are dressed in red and white - the colors of the Turkish flag. People held posters in English and Turkish, calling for the Turkish government to resign.
On the night of Monday, the hacker group Anonymous launched a series of attacks on the websites of the Turkish government, according to a group blog on the Twitter microblogging network. As transmits RIA News", hackers managed to block access to a variety of government sites, including the resource of the President of Turkey and the Justice and Development Party.
According to Hurriyet, the sites of some Turkish media, for example, the official Gazette of Official Gazette and the private television channel NTV, were attacked.
According to local media, “Anonymous” held a rally in solidarity with the protesters in Turkey. In particular, the NTV channel was attacked for incorrect (in the opinion of the movement) coverage of the protests.
Interestingly, hacker group activists noted on Twitter that pro-government hacker groups are behind some online attacks.
The latest report from Turkey. As 3 Jun notes "BBC"The night clashes between protesters and the police in the Besiktas district of Istanbul became the bloodiest during the riots. Mosques, shops and the building of the university turned into dressing points. The protesters dismantled the pavements at night and built barricades of them. Police responded with tear gas. Correspondent "BBC" in Istanbul Louise Greenwood indicates that many demonstrators vomited on the concentration of gas, many started a strong cough. About 10 thousand people participated in night collisions.
According to the latest data, over the last two days in 67 cities of the country more than 1700 people were arrested.
Yesterday, late on Sunday night, the White House called on the opposing sides to resolve the situation and reminded the Turkish authorities that "peaceful demonstrations are part of the democratic expression of the will".
But R.T. Erdogan condemned the protesters, saying that by their actions they "undermine democratic foundations." At the same time, the prime minister dismissed the opposition’s accusations that his government was authoritarian and pro-Islamist.
He is convinced that behind the protests are marginal groups supported from abroad.
The Palestinian government is headed by a linguist. Rami Hamdallah, the rector of the National University of An-Najah, located in Shechem, has become the new head of the Palestinian Authority’s government. MIGnews.com. Hamdallah studied in the UK, he is a certified linguist.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas commissioned the formation of a new government to 55-year-old Rami Hamdallah, who is a politically independent candidate.
Hamdallah will be the successor to the economist Salam Fayyad, who announced his resignation in April after six years as prime minister. Fayyad should leave the post of head of government this month.
News from Zimbabwe. The President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, yesterday announced that he agreed to set a date for the presidential election, subject to the request of the Constitutional Court. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the Associated Press.
Mugabe’s 89-year-old himself will set the election date, but they must pass no later than July 31. It was this resolution of 31 in May that was issued by the Constitutional Court, which expressed its dissatisfaction with the fact that Mugabe was pulling a date. Meanwhile, the elections should take place not much later than the dissolution of the parliament, whose 29 of June ends with a five-year term.
In late May, a new constitution was signed in Zimbabwe. The basic law of the country was amended, according to which the president cannot hold office for more than two five-year terms in a row. True, the changes are not retroactive, and Mugabe, if he wins the election, will be able to remain in power for at least another five years.
In recent years, recalls "Ribbon", Zimbabwe is in a state of deep economic crisis. In January, 2013, the country's finance minister announced that only 217 dollars remained in the Zimbabwean treasury - despite the fact that more than 130 million dollars might be needed for the presidential election.
Europe: no prospects, no work, but there is a threat to the global economy. A recession in Europe could threaten global economic recovery, warns the OECD. In the latest report, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development stated that the protracted economic recession in Europe "could turn into stagnation with negative consequences for the global economy," writes Mixednews.ru with reference to Money News.
The OECD has again lowered its forecast for 17 countries of the European Union using the euro, announcing a reduction of 0,6 percent this year, after a reduction of 0,5 percent in 2012 year.
The US economy will continue to outpace the European, said the OECD, with an increase in 1,9 percent in 2013-m and 2,8 percent in 2014-m.
The eurozone economy shrank by 0,2% from January through March, and this is the sixth consecutive quarterly decline.
The unemployment rate in the eurozone, which now stands at 12,1 percent, "is likely to continue to grow ... and stabilizes at a very high level only in the 2014 year." According to the OECD forecast, the unemployment rate next year will reach 28% in Spain and 28,4% in Greece.
Young people are especially vulnerable in Europe - in the most affected countries like Spain and Greece, unemployment among young people is about 50%.
The European Union, which has a population of half a billion people, is the largest export market in the world. If he continues to crawl down, it will hit companies in the US and Asia. Last month, the American company Ford Motor Co. suffered losses on 462 million dollars in Europe and called the European perspective "doubtful."
On nuclear powers and peacekeepers: news from Stockholm. Corr. ITAR-TASS Irina Dergacheva spoke about the annual report of the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), released today.
The report notes that at the beginning of 2013, eight nuclear powers - the United States (2,15 thousand), Russia (1,8 thousand), the United Kingdom (160), France (290), China, India, Pakistan and Israel - had 4,4 thousand units operational nuclear weapons. About 2 thousand of them are in a state of combat readiness.
If you add up all the available warheads, their sum will be 17 thousand 265 units, which is less than the beginning of 2012 of the year when the total number was equal to 19 thousand. The reduction occurred mainly due to efforts in this area of Russia and the United States to implement the Treaty on Measures on the further reduction and limitation of strategic offensive weapons, as well as the withdrawal of outdated and end-of-life systems.
In addition to expanding China’s nuclear potential, experts highlighted the sharp decline in the number of peacekeeping contingents involved in conflict resolution in different parts of the world, due to withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The contingent of peacekeepers stationed in different parts of the world in 2012 was reduced by more than 10 percent. However, the current number of 223 thou. People is more than 2 times the 2003 of the year. Then peacekeepers were present in 53 countries - one more than in 2012 year.
Also in the SIPRI report, it is noted that during the Syrian crisis, the UN was unable to act effectively.
Skirmishes in Frankfurt am Main. In conditions of heightened security measures on Saturday, the streets of the business capital of Germany, where the offices of the European Central Bank and the German Federal Bank are concentrated, were held by a march of anti-globalists from the Blokupai movement. 200 to 400 activists were detained. According to law enforcement agencies, about 7 thousand opponents of the capitalist system gathered on the streets of the city, although the protesters themselves counted more than 20 thousand, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Anton Dolgunov.
Demonstrators opposed the domination of banks, inefficient economic policies, and the “dictates” of Angela Merkel in questions of overcoming the European crisis. Activists, among whom were also representatives of left radical groups, shouted insulting slogans to the leaders of the European Central Bank. Tear gas was applied.
Prince Harry will be guarded hard. After the killing of a soldier Lee Rigby by Islamic extremists, the special services of Great Britain stepped up the protection of Prince Harry. Another reason for Harry’s security concerns was the arrest of a man who threatened to kill him. The citizen of the kingdom Ashraf Islam is accused of this, reports Newsru.com with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Representatives of Scotland Yard confirmed that the suspect, who was named Mark Townley before the transition to another religion, was arrested on May 23, but this became known only now.
This man, a native of Northern Ireland, was repeatedly convicted for fraud in the past. Islam he adopted during the next prison sentence.
The last ten days of Prince Harry are accompanied around the clock by two bodyguards from among Special aviation service. Intelligence agencies have learned that al Qaeda supporters in the UK are discussing plans to abduct the prince.
About how the lords "exposed" the journalists who exposed the lords. The Commission on Standards of Conduct for the British Parliament launched an investigation into three members of the House of Lords, accused of trying to enrich themselves through lobbying, the Daily Telegraph reported. British parliamentarians are forbidden to engage in lobbying, that is, to defend someone’s interests for a fee, recalls correspondent ITAR-TASS Alan Badov.
Yesterday, Lords John Cunningham, Brian Mackenzie and John Layard themselves turned to the parliamentary commission with a request to conduct an investigation, declaring their innocence. Opposition Labor Party temporarily ceased the membership of Lords Cunningham and Mackenzie, who are its representatives. Lord Lyard announced the suspension of his membership in the Ulster Unionist Party, an ally of the ruling conservatives. The scandal was caused by the publication in the Sunday Times newspaper, whose journalists were introduced by employees of a certain South Korean company and asked the lords to protect the interests of their corporation by sending parliamentary inquiries and appealing to ministers.
In exchange, “company representatives” offered members of the upper house of parliament a consultation fee in the amount from 10 to 12 thousand pounds monthly. Journalists were shooting with a hidden camera. Politicians are interested in their proposal.
However, Lord Cunningham said he did not intend to receive money. He explained that he was talking about “12 Thousands of Pounds” because he allegedly suspected that he was being provoked by journalists, and thus wanted to expose them.
Nil Ushakov won in Riga. Vitaly Fotin ("Voice of Russia") spoke about the completion of municipal elections in Latvia.
The main result: the current mayor of Riga, Nil Ushakov, and the Consent Center faction, as well as four years ago, won with a big advantage. According to preliminary data, the "Center of Concord" won 53 percent of the vote.
The mayor himself limited himself to a very modest and restrained statement: “We have worked for four years, and all that we have done, people see. And all that we have not done, people also see. It is very difficult to embellish our work to us. We will not deceive anyone. ”
The second place in the elections to the Riga City Council was taken by representatives of the national union headed by Baiba Broca, about 18% of Riga residents voted for it. Members of the “Unity” party and their head Sarmite Elerte were the third; they voted for 14% of voters.
According to preliminary results, the Russian-language party “Center of Concord” will receive in the Riga City Council 39 seats, the national union - 12, “Unity” - 9 seats.
NATO landing in the Baltic States. 2013 thousand troops from different countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, USA, Great Britain, and also Finland, which is not a member of NATO) will take part in the Saber strike 1,8 exercises, which will be held in the Baltic countries starting today. , the Estonian Ministry of Defense reported. On the airbase in Estonian Emari transport and combat aircraft of the United States have already arrived, reports "RT" with reference to Interfax.
For the third time, exercises are held in Estonia under the command of the US Army in Europe. The purpose of the military review is to prepare the units for cooperation in joint operations.
The main headquarters will be located in Lithuania. At the same time, maneuvers of ground units will take place at the Latvian proving ground in Adazi, and in Estonia, the aircraft of the NATO North-East Corps will begin training. Tallinn reports that the Air Force of the country is entrusted with the task of receiving and ground support for all aircraft. On the Estonian territory, C-130 and C-17 transports landed, two KS-135 aircraft tankers and four A-10 attack aircraft of the US armed forces.
Says comrade Lukashenko. By 1 in January of 2015, when the Eurasian Economic Union begins to function, almost all tariff restrictions will be removed in trade between the member countries. 31 of May was told about this by the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the heads of the delegations participating in the meeting of the Council of the CIS Heads of Government, reports "Telegraph.by" with reference to BelTA.
“Russia made a very serious step towards everyone and stated that literally in a year and a half, maximum by 1 in January 2015, almost all tariff restrictions, including in the oil and gas sector, will be removed, but asked to keep in mind everyone is a member and will be invited by the observer that there should be complete freedom in all areas, and we should act as a single entity economically, ”he said.
At the same time, the president noted, by the year 2015 it is necessary to realize “everything that has been signed today, but not yet involved in circulation and is not working”. The parties also agreed not to limit themselves to economic problems, because economic cooperation "always requires some additional actions in the field of politics, diplomacy, and defense."
Missing Olympic billions. Roger boyes from «The Times» (source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") talked about “the most corrupt in stories»Olympic Games.
“This should be the jewel in Putin’s crown, an exemplary Olympic resort glorifying his new Russia and personal athleticism,” writes the journalist.
Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 is about to become the most expensive and most corrupt in the world, the author notes. After all, billions of dollars have already disappeared, said one of the opposition leaders, Boris Nemtsov.
According to his report, the initial amount of expenses for the Olympics in 12 billion increased to 51 billion. The main conclusion was that during the preparation for the Olympics it was stolen from 25 to 30 billion, the author of the word Nemtsov cites.
“Obviously, Putin’s friends are leading the preparations for the Games,” says an opposition politician. “The embezzlement behind which they stand is not just some kind of children's games, but a real threat to Russian national security.”
The Times recalls that Putin personally campaigned for the Games in Russia. “His convincing argument was that the Games will leave behind a significant legacy - the Formula 1 race will take place in Sochi, and the stadium will be one of the venues for the World Cup in 2018 - and partly funded by private means ", - said in the article.
Limonov is not allowed to protest. Another uncoordinated action of Eduard Limonov again did not take place. 31 May, the police stopped the protest action of Eduard Limonov on Triumfalnaya Square. The leader of the unregistered party "Other Russia" came to the square with his colleagues, despite the fact that the Moscow mayor's office did not agree, reports Interfax.
Around 18: 30 Limonov, accompanied by several supporters, came by car to Triumfalnaya Square and tried to go to the monument to Mayakovsky. He was met by police officers, who explained to him the illegality of the action and demanded to stop it. The oppositionist tried to go further, refusing to comply. He was detained.
The police detained several more protesters who broke through the cordon around the monument to Mayakovsky and unfolded posters.
Earlier, Vasily Oleinik, the first deputy head of the regional security department of the Moscow mayor’s office, told Interfax: “We are informing the law enforcement agencies, including the Moscow prosecutor’s office, that this event cannot be agreed.” He recalled that among the organizers of the action there are people who have been repeatedly brought to administrative responsibility: by law, these persons do not have the right to organize a rally. In this regard, the capital prosecutor's office sent a warning to the organizers of the action: Vladimir Bukovsky, Eduard Limonov, Konstantin Kosyakin and Lolita Tsar.
Despite this, Limonov said he would come to Triumphal Square on Friday evening, regardless of the position of the authorities. “We continue our struggle. I see no reason why for some reason I personally can not hold public events. The adopted law discriminates me and those like me. It limits the rights of many Russian citizens, ”said Limonov.
"Union and understanding." Several million participants gathered yesterday one of the most massive parades of people with non-traditional sexual orientation in Brazilian Sao Paulo: according to the organizers, up to 3,5 million people participated in the march and festivities on this occasion, reports correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky with reference to Latin American media.
The participants of the Parada del Orgullo Gay de Sao Paulo were not prevented even by torrential rain. The purpose of the event was a public statement about the unconventional orientation of its participants: “Never again be silent about it! Union and understanding in the fight against homophobia! ”
The downpour that began in the morning made the participants of the action open colorful umbrellas. The organizers drove 17 huge platforms designed for performances by artists and dance groups. A parade of about 2 was guarded by thousands of policemen.
The mayor of Sao Paulo, Fernando Habbad, said that the holding of this parade is a response to requests from a society that does not want to violate the civil rights of sexual minorities. “We cannot allow those who have ever suffered from intolerance, in turn, to initiate the same misunderstanding,” said Hubbad.
Corr. RIA “Novosti” reminds that in mid-May, the Brazilian National Council of Justice ordered the state marriage registration authorities not to deny such a procedure to same-sex couples who wish to formalize their relationship at the national level.
Ecuador will talk with Britain about the fate of Assange. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño suggested that the British side discuss the fate of the creator of the WikiLeaks site, which is still hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, reports RIA News" with reference to the BBC.
Comrade Patiño expressed a desire to discuss the situation with British Foreign Secretary William Hague. Patiño’s visit to Britain is scheduled for June.
Japanese atomic concern. June on 2 to protest against nuclear power in Tokyo, more than 60 thousands of people. They surrounded the country's parliament building, chanting the slogans “Stop the atom” and “Protect our children.”
Among the protesters were well-known politicians and public figures, including Nobel laureate in 1994 literature, Kenzaburo Oe, who emphasized that using nuclear power plants is tantamount to betraying Fukushima residents, "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
How the Russians break the “balance of power” in the Far East. It is reported "Voice of Russia" with reference to ITAR-TASS. The Japanese were worried about the agreement between Moscow and Paris on the supply of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia. Japanese Defense Minister Itunori Onodera, at the talks in Singapore with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian, said: "This decision upsets the balance of power in the Far East."
At the French shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, the construction of two universal landing ships-helicopter carriers of the Mistral type, intended for transfer to the Russian Navy, is underway. Earlier, the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces noted that at least one of them could be transferred to the Pacific the fleet.
In North Korea, kids are growing up. In the capital of the DPRK on the occasion of the International Children's Day held a military parade, transmit "Vesti".
The parade was watched by senior leaders of the Workers' Party of Korea. North Korean pre-school children marched in front of them, and then demonstrated the assembled mock-ups of ballistic missiles and fired at the dolls depicting American soldiers.
Islamberg and other American cities. In the state of New York there is the city of Islamberg. It is inhabited solely by Muslims, mostly African Americans, who were imprisoned in prisons. Residents of this city are taught how to conduct jihad fbii.org with reference to the It Makes Sense Blog.
The area of Islamberg, located in the countryside, is 28 hectares. About 100 Muslims live permanently on the territory of the settlement. There are headquarters of the organizations "Muslims of America" and "Open International University of the Quran." Fox News notes that there is a huge water reservoir near Islamberg, which is the main source of drinking water for New York.
Islamberg is not the only such settlement. Total known about thirty-five Islamic towns in the territory of 22 states.
The spiritual leader of Islamberg and other Muslim settlements is called the Muslim radical of Pakistan Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, the leader of the Pakistani group Jamaat al Fuqra, responsible for many terrorist attacks around the world.
In similar cities, according to some reports, training is underway to train future jihadists.
Healing by science. Simon de Brussels («The Times»; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") writes that science "will ever be able to heal the Islamic radicals."
The article says: "Islamic fundamentalism someday, perhaps, will be perceived just as it is now - a mental illness, and will become" treatable. "
One of the world's leading neuroscientists, Kathleen Taylor, author of scientific publications and a researcher from Oxford, said that strong negative beliefs can be eradicated using a technique that is under development, says Simon de Brussels.
The achievements of modern neuroscience mean that we can not only control our minds and control our dreams, but also prevent the formation of strong beliefs.
The author cites Taylor: “If someone’s views, for example, became radical under the influence of the ideology of a cult, we can stop seeing this as a personal choice made solely by the will of the person, and begin to treat it as a kind of mental disorder.”
The only question is, add on our own who will determine the correctness of personal choice and make diagnoses of "mental disorder." Such scientific methods have always coexisted with the manic passions of their apologists.
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