Exposing the conspiracy. In the course of the operation to liberate the city of Quseir, Syrian troops eliminated nine hundred militants. More than three hundred terrorists captured. In addition, it was possible to capture documents exposing the anti-Syrian conspiracy, the channel "RT".
The Syrian government has announced full restoration of control over El Quseir in the province of Homs.
Among the captured terrorists are mercenaries from Arab and Islamic states. It is noted that the leaders of the “Jabhat al-Nusra” detachments are captured. Two field commanders have already been delivered for interrogation to Damascus by helicopter.
According to Arab media reports, about one and a half thousand militants fled into Lebanon.
During the assault on El Quseir, secret documents were captured, exposing "foreign, regional and Arab parties involved in the anti-Syrian conspiracy and support for terrorist activities in Syria." This writes ITAR-TASS. No details yet.
Tanks on the border. The Israeli command advanced tank units to the demarcation line with Syria, where a fierce battle for the city of Quneitra continues on the adjacent side, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Al-Arabia.
The fighting took place on the night of June 6, when Syrian rebels attacked the city and the eponymous crossing point on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights. The rebels on the move established control over both the city and the border crossing, but the government forces, having regrouped, launched a counterattack, during which they regained their lost positions.
Israelis, whose positions are located a few hundred meters from the city, reported that they are closely watching what is happening, but so far they do not interfere in anything.
As previously reported, one of the UN peacekeepers suffered during the battle: a mortar mine exploded on the territory of the Blue Helmet base. In addition, the Israelis brought to their hospitals several soldiers of the Syrian government army, who requested urgent medical care.
About C-300 for Syria. Installing the C-300 is capable of hitting airplanes and missiles in a radius from 5 to 150 kilometers. This means that the installation, located in Damascus, will be able to repel attacks not only within the airspace of Syria, but also within Israel. This writes Charles Recnagel (rferl.org; source of translation - Mixednews.ru).
The C-300 is a ground-to-air missile launcher capable of shooting down any modern combat aircraft or missile. The installation is comparable in characteristics to the Patriot system. Syria is already using many Russian missiles, but the C-300 is the most advanced, writes the journalist.
The use of C-300 complexes will complicate the implementation of intervention in Syria. In addition, it will impede the ability of Israel to conduct air attacks in Syria.
The date of commencement of supplies of complexes by Russia has not yet been determined An anonymous source in the Russian Ministry of Defense told the Kommersant newspaper that deliveries will begin only in the spring of 2014. Russia refused official statements about the timing of deliveries. “The only thing I can say is that we will not terminate the contract,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
“The delivery of missiles to Syria entails serious risks for Moscow, because in order to service the installation, Russia will have to send a team of its people to Syria, which will firstly advise and train the local team. This is a fairly common practice for Russia. But if suddenly someone decides to destroy the installation, then the Russian military will fall under the attack. The death of the Russian military could turn into a superpower conflict. ”
Israel has already threatened to destroy the installation.
Some experts believe that the promises of supplies promise the Kremlin much more bonuses than the supplies themselves.
The journalist notes that the C-300 - "an incredibly complex weapon system." And hardly anyone in the West, in Israel or Turkey is able to neutralize C-300 electronic systems remotely.
A series of terrorist attacks in Iraq. The victims of a series of terrorist attacks in Baghdad and the surrounding area were fourteen people, among them seven policemen. The worst attack was a suicide bombing of a car crashing into a police station located in the Taji area, according to "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Thirty kilometers southeast of the capital of Iraq, unknown persons undermined a mined car in the Shiite town of Nahravan. Killed three locals, about twenty - suffered.
A similar attack was made in the Shiite quarter of Baghdad El-Bayya, where a car bomb exploded into the air near the highway. Two killed and wounded nine citizens.
"We will not tolerate ..." As transmits correspondent RIA "News" Alexander ElistratovYesterday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish government will not tolerate violence and provocations in the country and will not retreat from its economic plans.
“We will not tolerate violence and provocative actions of certain groups in the country, whose actions are aimed at undermining the country's economy. On the contrary, we will continue all our plans, ”said Erdogan at the Istanbul airport upon arrival from an international tour of several countries in North Africa.
Commenting on the current tense situation in the country, he promised to "conduct a thorough investigation into the causes of the clashes and the use of excessive force by the police in clashes with demonstrators." Erdogan, however, added that the current difficult situation in the country "some groups want to gain political gain before the upcoming parliamentary elections next year."
RIA "News»Recalls that three protesters died.
“During the clashes 516 security officers were injured. From the beginning of the riots, 915 people have been taken to hospitals to this day, 79 of them are now in the hospital. Eight people are in intensive care, the doctors estimate four of them as very difficult, ”said the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey, Muammer Guler.
According to experts polled by RIA Novosti, the protest events in Turkey will end within the next week and will not lead to a change of power, as happened in countries that have survived the Arab Spring.
RIA “Novosti” reviewer Konstantin Bogdanov says: “This is a reaction of a considerable part of the population, who used to live in a secular country, to the possible creeping Islamization of Turkey. In this sense, what is happening in Turkish cities can be viewed as the antithesis of the “Arab spring”, where, on the wave of the triumph of “democracy,” which swept away corrupt, authoritarian, but secular regimes, Islamist parties began to come to power. ”
The Turkish topic is devoted to the next review from "Foreign Press"entitled: “Protests should turn Erdogan away from“ Putin’s ”democracy.”
An attempt by the Turkish Prime Minister to present anti-government protests as a result of the efforts of opposition renegades fits into the model of how many Islamist political leaders react to criticism of their regimes, USA Today believes. Islamist leaders in Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey have shown a disregard for the views of the opposition, which has caused fear, only intensifying popular unrest and instability.
As Shadi Hamid, research director at the Brookings Center in Doha, said, these leaders believe that winning the election gives them a mandate and considerable freedom to put their vision into practice, even in the face of substantial opposition. "There are few reckoning with the idea of consensus and taking into account the positions of electoral minorities."
So Erdogan refused to reject the plan to build a shopping center and mosque on historical square in Istanbul, which protesters opposed. “I do not intend to wait for permission (from the opposition) or from a handful of looters,” he said.
This expert finds similarities with the situation in Egypt, where President Mursi proclaimed unlimited executive power. When tens of thousands of people began to protest at the presidential palace, he called them illegitimate renegades and declared that “by the will of God and as a result of the elections, I became the captain of this ship”.
And Michael Rubin, an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute, sees parallels with another president who has been confronted with opposition resistance, Vladimir Putin. “During the Turkish spring, people felt that the country is no longer democratic. He (Erdogan) seems to have combined the worst features of Mursi and Putin. ”
Mark Champion, a columnist for Bloomberg, also titled his material: “Will Erdogan’s Turkey Become Putin’s Russia?” For several years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been leaning towards a truncated democracy that Vladimir Putin has already installed in his country, the article says .
Erdogan respects Putin more with his rigidity than the European Union, which constantly whines about civil liberties. The leaders of the two countries have a lot in common, the author believes. Both are former athletes (Putin is a judo player, Erdogan is a football player), both of them were popular among the majority of the board, both deserved the voters' gratitude by withdrawing their country from the crisis, but both feel that the time for economic success is over.
Now Erdogan wants to hold a “castling” so well known to all Russians, and after many years in the premiership, become the president of the country.
In fact, the Turks are protesting against the local form of Putinism, the journalist is sure.
“Turkish media is the most vivid example of the country's“ Putinization ”. In 1990-s in Turkey, as in Russia, the main newspapers and TV channels belonged to billionaires. At the same time, there were only three taboo topics: oppression of the Kurdish minority, genocide against Armenians of the year 1915 and criticism of Ataturk. Erdogan put an end to the freedom of the Turkish mass media: the largest media holding was headed by the son-in-law of the prime minister, journalists were intimidated by legal prosecutions, and the media that adopted the new rules of the game received financial support from the state. ”
The observer makes a reservation: “In Turkey, pluralistic traditions and civil society are much stronger, and this gives hope. Hopefully, the protests will help Erdogan see the risk of following the Putin model. ”
In an article in the Tageszeitung, Felix Dahzel compares the Turkish Prime Minister with an “angry daddy who cannot understand why his teenage children suddenly rebelled against him.” The prime minister does not understand either the desires of his children or the methods of their communication. Moreover, he is afraid of them. “In my opinion, social networks are the greatest danger to society,” says Erdogan.
Erdogan treats Twitter users as journalists — intimidates, stalks and throws behind bars.
But this “father”, who used force against the demonstrators, will no longer be able to “drive a genie into a bottle, he will have to talk to his children.” Or they simply “chase away the old man,” the journalist concludes.
In the article "Secular Awakening of Turkey" ("Foreign Policy", USA; source of translation - "InoSMI") Whit Mason points out that the motley composition of the protesters and the nature of their claims indicate that a more liberal society has emerged in Turkey during the ten years of the Justice and Development Party.
Today in Turkey, people of different professions and social status have united to limit the power of the country's leaders. Speakers against the AKP since its coming to power in 2000, have always believed that Erdogan and his clique are poorly disguised Islamists. With the help of democratic mechanisms, they set out to impose their values on the country. The problem of the AKP, the author believes, has never been that it is an Islamist party. The problem is that the AKP, like many other Turkish ruling parties, is limited and intolerant. And Erdogan himself turned into a caricature of limitations and intolerance.
When Erdogan behind bars turned out to be a record number of journalists. He accuses drunks, extremists and foreign agents of organizing today's protests.
Such behavior helps protesters understand what they really want. And they want the power of Erdogan to be limited, as is the case with liberal democracy.
The propensity of the state to invade private life is a reflection of the unenlightenment of society as a whole, the author writes. Turkey until recently remained a “segmented” society. In it, people must obey the customs and customs of their group, and the rest of the group happily intrude into the lives of other people, imposing these norms on them and seeking to observe them.
Before the start of economic growth in the past decade, it was very difficult to get a loan to buy an apartment or create a company, a publicist notes. The absolute majority of the Turks could achieve this through family ties or the support of a political party. People were forced to go to great lengths in order not to offend potential benefactors. The Turks are very tolerant of the actions of the state to restrict civil liberties and, like their leaders, are incapable of thinking about political compromise.
But much in Turkey is changing. Nowadays, signs of increasing liberalism are visible everywhere. Over the years of fairly steady economic growth under the leadership of the AKP, there have been plenty of opportunities to create a good life for oneself without resorting to any schemes of protection and patronage.
President Abdullah Gul is a softer, polite and sophisticated person than Erdogan, the author notes, and he is the obvious leading alternative for the Freedom and Development Party. Gul states that the government should listen to the people. “The signal has been received,” Gul told the protesters, making a statement about the riots and asking them to go home. “Democracy is not only an election.”
This is a promising moment for Turkey, the author concludes. "The leader who will be able to take advantage of the current crisis and help Turkey to create restrictions for state power that underlie liberalism will receive a well-deserved place in a rather poor pantheon of political heroes."
Egyptians want to overthrow Mursi in a civilized manner. Protests continue in Cairo. now signatures are collected here for the resignation of the president. The demonstrators claim that the head of state fails to ensure the safety of the people in the country. Activists want to enlist the support of 15 millions of citizens, and then organize a mass demonstration at the Mursi Palace in Cairo, reports MIGnews.com.
The representative of the Salvation Army, Khaled Davud, said: “This is a very civilized way of addressing the Muslim Brotherhood movement and, in particular, President Mursi. I understand how important it is to hold elections every 4 of the year, but I doubt that this country will endure another 3 of the year of crisis and decline. I don’t think that the population of Egypt will want to live in alarm again, and the well-being of people will improve against the backdrop of a split in the country due to the policy of the president. ”
Activists hope that the campaign to collect signatures for the resignation of Mursi will demonstrate the scale of anti-presidential sentiment in Egypt, which is still great.
The danger of the spread of Afghan drugs. Vladimir Putin warned about the possibility of the tragic consequences of the withdrawal of the international coalition forces from Afghanistan and reminded about the danger of the spread of Afghan drugs to Europe, the United States and Canada, reports RIA News".
Speaking at the International Conference of Law Enforcement Agencies on Combating Illicit Drug Trafficking on Wednesday, Putin said: “The production and traffic of Afghan opiates is a problem not only in Russia and neighboring countries, but also in Europe, the USA, and Canada.”
He noted that Afghanistan’s own resources to fight the drug business are not enough, and next year a contingent of international security assistance forces will be withdrawn from the country. “The consequences of this step can be very sad, if not tragic,” the president warned.
He recalled that, according to the UN, there are thousands of drug laboratories in Afghanistan, and last year the area of drug crops in this country grew by 18% to 154 thousand hectares.
Jihad against Saakashvili. A video called “Jihad against the Georgian troops in Afghanistan” appeared on YouTube, Panorama.am. The authors of the material threaten Georgian military personnel participating in the ISAF mission. This is the Georgian agency "Interpressnews.ge". The video says that “every military man on Afghan soil, as well as those who sent them there, will be“ punished ”.
“Afghanistan is our land, and anyone who tries to conquer it will be punished by Allah. Now for the murder of our children and wives arrived new Crusaders from Georgia. President Mikhail Saakashvili sent his troops to Afghanistan to assist America. Jihad will avenge Georgian troops ... We know your names. We know your addresses. We know your relatives. We are going to Georgia. We will take revenge, ”the statement reads.
The material also contains threats against Mikhail Saakashvili.
Published a list of bilderbergerov 2013 of the year. As the Mixednews.ru with reference to hangthebankers.com, the sixty-first Bilderberg meeting should be held from 6 to June 9 in the UK. Invited from 21, European and North American countries confirmed their participation. The composition of the invitees is diverse: they are political leaders and experts in the field of industry, finance, science and the media. The list of exhibitors is on bilderbergmeetings.org.
The main topics for discussion this year are: “Can the US and Europe grow faster and create jobs?”; “Jobs, entitlement to payments and debt”; “Like“ big data ”almost everything changes”; "Nationalism and Populism"; "US Foreign Policy"; "Problems of Africa"; "Cyber warfare and the spread of asymmetric threats"; “Major Trends in Medical Research”; “Internet education: perspectives and consequences”; European Union Policy; "Events in the Middle East"; "Current affairs".
The burning of the mosque in London. Polina Chernitsa ("Voice of Russia") said that the nationalist "League of Defense of England" rejects involvement in the attack on the Islamic cultural center and the mosque in London. However, the police are considering a version of arson on the grounds of racial hatred.
The incident occurred on Wednesday evening in the area where a large community of immigrants from Somalia lives. The fire was of such strength that the firemen could not cope with it for several hours, the building burned down almost to the ground.
"You can not be afraid for your life, continue to work and rest in safety - we guarantee the protection of your fundamental rights and ensure your safety." A few hours after the arson of the Islamic Cultural Center and the mosque in north London, the local police publish this statement signed by Colonel Adrian Asher. District authorities promise a speedy and thorough investigation.
British authorities urge to remain calm and not to succumb to provocations. In parliament, David Cameron says that the country will not yield to either the Islamic or the right radicals, reminds the deputy dean of the HSE School of World Politics and World Economy Igor Kovalyov: “This is a recognition of the problem. He could not do otherwise. The task of the government is to prevent an outbreak of violence from either side, to maintain the social stability of the society. ”
"A typical hostage crisis." Alvid Hubiyar, a senior adviser in the government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, threatened demonstrators in Sarajevo, who blocked the parliament and council of ministers, with criminal prosecution and called the events “a typical hostage crisis” correspondent RIA "Novosti" Yulia Petrovskaya.
Yesterday, thousands of citizens blocked the building of the Parliament and the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina, demanding that the authorities make a final decision on the identification numbers, without which children born after 12 February 2013 cannot receive personal documents. The protest is attended primarily by parents of newborns, many of whom cannot use medical services or cross the border of BiH due to lack of documents.
Hubiyar conveyed to the editorial staff of the Vijesti.ba web portal a message stating that hundreds of people, including a large number of foreign citizens, were illegally detained in the building. “Employees are not allowed to leave the building, and at the same time food and drug delivery is limited,” says Hubiyar. According to him, the workers of the parliament and the government intend to seek "a criminal case against the organizers of the rally in accordance with article 191 of the Criminal Code (hostage taking), which provides for imprisonment for a term of three years."
According to authorities, there are about 1500 people in the blocked building, including 350 foreigners.
The triumph of tolerance: now Germany. The Federal Constitutional Court of Germany equalized heterosexual and homosexual couples in their rights. About the relevant court decision, which was made by 7 in May, it was only reported on its official website 6 in June, "Lenta.ru".
Same-sex couples, who in Germany receive the status of "civil partners", now have the same rights to tax benefits as heterosexual couples who have officially registered their marriage.
Moreover, this decision is retroactive and applies to all civil unions concluded by homosexuals from 1 in August 2001, when the German authorities legalized the registration of same-sex couple relations. The verdict was approved by the panel of judges, six of whom voted for equality, and two against.
The essence of the lawsuit filed to the constitutional court was that, until now, “civil partners”, unlike heterosexual spouses, did not have the right to claim redistribution of their tax benefits and were forced to file tax returns separately. The Constitutional Court decided that this discrimination of same-sex couples on the basis of sexual orientation.
The State Duma will protect children. Yesterday, the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children approved, on first reading, amendments to the law “On protecting children from information harmful to their health and development.” According to the chairman of the committee, Elena Mizulina, the terminology has been amended: instead of the term “homosexuality”, the concept of “non-traditional sexual relations” is now introduced, "RT".
Under the ban was propaganda among minors. In law, this is formulated as information aimed at “forming non-traditional sexual attitudes among minors, attractive non-traditional sexual relations, distorted perceptions about the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships, or imposing information about non-traditional sexual relationships causing interest in such relationships.”
The minimum amount of the fine will be 4 thousand rubles for ordinary citizens, 40 thousand for officials and up to 1 million for legal entities. Using the Internet increases the amount ten to twenty times, and foreigners face arrest of up to 15 days and expulsion from the country.
Ministry of Culture in its installation repertoire. Anna Nemtsova ("Foreign Policy"; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") told that the Russian artist at the Venice Biennale captured the “soul of the nation”.
At the 55 of the Venice Biennale, Russia presented an installation by conceptual artist Vadim Zakharov.
A man in a blue suit sat under a ceiling and spat at visitors in peanut shells. “Gold coins, on which the words“ trust ”,“ unity ”,“ freedom ”and“ love ”were engraved, flowed down from the top of a two-story building into a cave built into the basement, the journalist writes.
Only women were allowed into the cave, and they were forbidden to talk. Some looked at the golden rain, others put the coins in a bucket to send to the second floor. The second man in a blue suit was on duty at the buckets and explained to visitors: “I am an official. I control the flow of money. ”
Zakharov said that the work can be interpreted in different ways: "Plato's Cave, created by men who control power, money and the flow of corruption." Or: “Women locked in a cave are still silent, but there’s a feeling in the air that it’s time to listen to the voices of women.”
Nemtsov finds it paradoxical that the participation of Russian work was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
This year, the jury did not award a single Russian artist. Nemtsov writes: “Perhaps it was somehow connected with doubts about the sincerity of art on political themes, which are cynically paid by the government. In this sense, Zakharov’s work ironically captured an important truth: love or respect may not necessarily be bought with money. ”
Russian language prevented work. Advisor to the Minister of Education of Latvia on communication issues Reinis Tukishs decided to leave his post. One of the reasons as reported "Lenta.ru" With reference to Mixnews, the official’s dissatisfaction with the fact that his boss speaks Russian has become.
“I am a very liberal person, but even I am a little uncomfortable with the fact that the Minister of Education of Latvia and the head of his bureau among themselves speak Russian,” said Tukishs.
The Russian language is native to Education Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovsky, as well as to the head of its bureau, Anna Kononova, who previously held the post of press secretary of Riga Mayor Neil Ushakov.
According to the ex-presidents hit the crisis. Maxim Lisovsky ("Voice of Russia") informs that the Saeima of Latvia adopted amendments to the legislation amending the privileges granted to the presidents of the country. From now on, the former heads of state of Latvia will not be able to apply for public housing.
As noted by Delfi.lv, due to legislative amendments, the budget of Latvia will be able to save a lot of money by saving on the purchase and maintenance of public housing.
However, as compensation, the bill proposes to increase the pension to the former presidents from 50 percent of the salary of the current head of state to 85 percent, so that they themselves can pay for their housing.
Currently, the monthly salary of President Berzins is 2208 lats (4100 dollars). Receiving 85% of this amount, ex-presidents can easily afford to rent a small two-room apartment in the center of Riga (it takes about $ 700 per month).
The cultural struggle of Comrade Yanukovich. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was concerned about the infiltration of a “non-national cultural product” into the country. About this, notes "Lenta.ru", says the annual message of the head of state to the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, which refers to the "Mirror of the week."
According to Yanukovych, “given the expansion of low-end Russian television and film products on the Ukrainian market,” the situation in the country is similar to that in France.
“The incompatibility of the export of unique masterpieces of art and the importation of Hollywood films forced the (French) government to begin the project of“ cultural exclusion ”, according to which the laws of the production and competition market should not apply to cultural values,” the president said.
According to him, Ukraine is faced with a “problem of cultural globalization”, which “has the potential of information warfare” and manipulates people's minds while implanting alien values on Ukrainians. As an example of a “non-national cultural product,” Yanukovych cited club music and club culture.
Earlier, recalls "Lenta", various Ukrainian politicians have repeatedly complained about the number of Russian programs on Ukrainian television. In most cases, it was about serials.
Belarus has criticized Europe. The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Yevgeny Lazarev, speaking in Geneva at the 23 session of the UN Council, criticized the human rights situation in the countries of the European Union. The text of the speech of the Belarusian diplomat posted on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, writes "Lenta.ru".
Among other things, Comrade Lazarev touched on events in France, where the other day around 150 thousands of opponents of same-sex marriages took to the streets. According to the diplomat, "the discriminatory law on same-sex marriages actually split French society."
“Today in France, people who advocate for families in which children can be born, are beaten by the police with batons and tear gas, and are arrested. And this is a country that considers itself an absolute democracy and is trying to teach democracy to others! ”- Lazarev was outraged.
The representative of the Foreign Ministry mentioned Germany. There, “neo-Nazism is raising its head more and more clearly”, the opponents of which from among the left and anti-fascist organizations are persecuted by the police. A similar situation, Lazarev believes, is also observed in Estonia.
Monument to Comrade Chavez. Cuban enthusiasts hoisted the bust of Venezuelan President who died in March to one of the country's highest peaks, Caracas peak (1,23 thousand meters) in the Sierra Maestra mountains in the east of the island. Reports about it correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Valyuk with reference to the Cuban agency Prensa Latina.
The author of the monument, made of resin and fiberglass - sculptor Andres Gonzalez.
Colombian plans worry neighbors. The governments of many Latin American countries are concerned about the statement of the Colombian president about the country's plans to join NATO. In Washington, the decision of Bogota is supported, transmits "RT".
Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that in June, the country's defense ministry and NATO would sign an agreement to exchange secret information, which would “begin the process of rapprochement and cooperation with a further goal to see Colombia join the alliance,” Kommersant newspaper reported.
The United States immediately supported the initiative of Colombia. According to Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson, President Santos’s statement is "a deep reflection of Colombia’s increased capabilities and desire to act globally as an ally." Jacobson noted that Washington sees in Bogota "an active and influential member of many international organizations, which could well include NATO."
The left governments of the states neighboring Colombia took this news extremely negatively. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega called the decision of Bogota "a blow with a dagger in the heart of the peoples of the continent."
“The actions of Colombia are aggression, provocation, conspiracy against anti-imperialist governments,” Kommersant quoted Bolivian leader Evo Morales as saying.
The president of Venezuela said: "In this world, fools are not respected, reptiles before empires."
However, NATO has dispelled the fears of Latin American leaders. Talk about the potential membership of Colombia is meaningless, as in Art. The 10 of the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington in 1949, states: “any European state that can contribute to the security of the region” can join NATO.
The main thing here, we add from ourselves, is not this, but premature American joy. She Department of State gave himself up with guts.
Venezuela and the USA: Friendship of Peoples? The US secretary of state and the foreign minister of Venezuela decided that Washington and Caracas need to reconsider their relations. The meeting of diplomats was held in the former colonial capital of Guatemala, the city of Antigua, reports "RT".
Negotiations between John Kerry and Elias Howa continued 40 minutes. At the press conference following the meeting, the diplomats assured journalists that after three years, when there were no mutual embassies in the countries, and a series of diplomatic incidents, it was time to establish more “constructive” and “positive” bilateral relations.
Between the two Koreas a little warmer. Pyongyang invited Seoul to negotiate, reports "RT" with reference to the North Korean news agency KCNA.
The DPRK offered its border neighbor to normalize relations, including not only the functioning of the Kaesong industrial park, but even the development of a joint tourist program on Mount Kumgang.
Interestingly, in the text of an unexpected sentence, Pyongyang mentions that it is ready to rediscover communication channels and reunite separated families.
Moreover, North Korea offered to organize a joint event in honor of the 41 anniversary of the cooperation agreement between the two Koreas.
Susan Rice will become US National Security Advisor to the President. Her appointment in an interview correspondent. "Voices of Russia" Eugene Prytov commented on the writer, a member of the Republican Party, Michael Lofgren and publicist William Grigg.
Susan Rice will replace Tom Donilon.
Michael Lofgren, in response to a question from a correspondent about whether the characteristic manner of communication Susan Rice (tough and caustic) will remain in the new post, replied:
“I have no reason to believe that this manner will change. Susan Rice is very similar in this respect to Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Madeleine Albright, and Samantha Power. I do not know if it’s a coincidence that they are all women, but for all four there is some neglect of diplomacy as a way of reaching a compromise between representatives of different countries. They bury the American tradition of acting as "moral crusaders." Instead, they lecture, articulate to representatives of other countries, as if foreign diplomats are just schoolchildren. ”
The new US ambassador to the UN will be Samantha Power, former special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral relations and human rights at the National Security Council. Michael Lofgren said so:
“Samantha Power, as well as Susan Rice, is not the best choice for this position, since both of them are ardent supporters of the fundamental interpretation of Woodrow Wilson’s idea of humanitarian interventions. These two appointments, if they really happen, will make foreign intervention in Syria more likely, and this worries me the most. ”
William Grigg recalls that Susan Rice is considered Obama's second "I" and that she convinced Obama to get involved in the war in Libya.
Total wiretap in the US? As transmits ITAR-TASS, the Guardian newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency received information about the calls of millions of subscribers of one of the largest American telecommunications companies Verizon in accordance with a secret court order. In addition, it turned out that, at the insistence of the FBI, the legislative consolidation of additional requirements for telecommunications companies was being discussed so that they would provide technical services to the special services for intercepting citizens' communication not only by telephone, but also via the Internet.
Then the Washington Post newspaper reported that the NSA and the FBI for several years now have direct access to the servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube "," Apple ". The article notes that within the framework of a top-secret program codenamed PRISM, special services collect audio and video files, photographs, electronic correspondence, documents and data about users’s connections to certain sites, which allows them to “follow the movements and contacts of various people”. True, "Apple", "Google", "Facebook" and "Yahoo" denied this information. And the director of US national intelligence, James Clapper, said that the media made "numerous inaccuracies" in publications. He stressed that the law allowing the special services to carry out such supervision allows them to act only in relation to people "who are not US citizens and are outside the country."
B61 - not needed! "Washington is investing in upgrading the B61 nuclear bomb that the US does not need," Steve Andreasen, former director of defense policy and arms control at the National Security Council, wrote in the Los Angeles Times. In his opinion, the B61 project (modernization aviation atomic bombs and atomic bombers) has no real military potential and is not an effective deterrent. "RT".
“Today there is neither the Soviet Union, nor the Warsaw Pact, and in Central Europe there is not a single Russian soldier, tank, or military aircraft. Nevertheless, US military spending in 11 is more times than in Russia, and more than in other 15 countries combined, ”writes the expert.
Russia is America’s last hope. This amazing news transmits Mixednews.ru with reference to the video on "Youtube".
Many Americans consider Russia the last hope. Faith in the American government has never fallen so low before. Tens of thousands of online comments talk about it.
“Russia is constantly mentioned on many occasions - when it comes to events in Israel, for example, or corruption in the US government. In many cases, Russia is spoken of as the only force capable of stopping the insanity that is occurring. Very rarely, people appeal with the same hope to the US government - because the limit of American people's trust in their own government has already been exhausted. ”
Why is this happening? Because the American government has shown itself to be the enemy of humanity as a whole.
The author of the message cites the text of the mail message received by him, which states:
"I am ready to hang the Russian flag, I hope for Russia, because it is the only country that is powerful enough militarily to oppose the United States and Israel."
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