According to her, the execution was carried out by the Dzhebhat an-Nusra militants. 15-year-old Mohammed Kataa, who sold coffee in one of the Aleppo districts, became a victim of violence.
During a street dispute, the teenager allegedly said: "Even if the prophet Muhammad descends to the ground, I will not become a believer."
"Oppositionists" shot him, despite the assurances of his mother that he had participated in anti-government protests.
It is terrible to imagine, let us add what was happening on the Syrian land, seize it by these builders of democracy.
America will help the Syrian opposition weapons? As transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev, the next foreign policy advisers to the President of the United States are planning to hold a series of interdepartmental meetings on the issue of military assistance to the Syrian opposition. As American officials said yesterday, because of this, Secretary of State John Kerry postponed the planned flight to Israel.
The decision to hold meetings, following which recommendations will be presented to the head of state, was taken in connection with the defeat of the Syrian rebels, including the defeat of their formations in the battle for El Quseir. The leaders of the Syrian opposition have warned the United States and its allies that in the near future, the initiative can completely go to the armed forces of Bashar Assad, reports the Associated Press.
As the unnamed US representatives said, until the decision to provide military assistance to the rebels was made. But Barack Obama is increasingly inclined to begin supplying arms to them. The meeting will also consider the possibility of creating fly-free zones in the SAR.
US marines arrived at the Syrian-Jordanian border. The Iranian channel Press TV reports on the transfer of US Marine units to the Syrian-Jordanian border, writes MIGnews.com.
At the beginning of last week, 1000 American infantrymen from the 26 expeditionary squad arrived at the Jordanian port of Aqaba. Americans "under a strong Jordanian escort" was transferred to the border with Syria.
Amman and Washington refuse to comment on reports about the number and activities of the US military in the kingdom.
The shelling of the crew VGTRK. On June 8, at the entrance to the Golan Heights, Syrian opposition militants fired on the crew of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company Special Correspondent in Syria Yevgeny Poddubny. In an interview "Voice of Russia" He told about the incident.
“We moved in the convoy that accompanied our film crew to Checkpoint Charlie on the line of separation of Syria and Israel. After the exacerbation of the situation, journalists have not yet managed to get there. We were not able to drive due to the fact that the roads were dangerous, and the militants often organized quick raids on the highways in order to destroy the military or capture civilians. Our crew and two other civilian vehicles, in which there were officials, the administration and security, were traveling in the convoy. At the head of the column was moving the car with the Syrian military, who accompanied us. They had electronic warfare equipment on board in order to rule out the possibility of exploding land mines along the road. Kilometers behind 15 before the checkpoint started shooting at us from two sides. The whole battle lasted no more than 15 minutes, and we managed to get out of it due to the fact that our car was at the end of the column. ”
The correspondent of the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company said that the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights is clearly unable to cope with new challenges. There is a confrontation between the Syrian armed forces and militants of the "Free Syrian Army." Peacekeepers can not control the situation. The Syrian army cannot use heavy weapons there, cannot use conventional methods of combating terrorists, cannot build roadblocks: all this violates an international agreement.
Meanwhile, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov stressed that if the UN Security Council is really concerned about the tension in the Golan Heights, then "sending the Russian military contingent there is a solution."
In his opinion, in this situation, it is not necessary to refer to the limitations of 40-year-old. The diplomat believes that the tasks of maintaining peace and stability require a different political thinking.
In turn, the chairman of the Security Council, the British Marc Lial Grant, said that if Damascus and Tel Aviv agree, then it is possible to fulfill the initiative of Moscow.
This offer has been answered.
Answer Israel to Russia. Israel gave Russia a response to the proposal to place Russian peacekeepers on the Golan Heights, but did not want to advertise it, said RIA News" Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin before the visit to Moscow starting on Monday.
Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia is ready to replace the Austrian peacekeepers leaving from there in the zone of Syrian-Israeli separation if the United Nations asks the United States and does not object to regional powers.
“The position of Israel was openly and clearly expressed during a conversation between the leaders of the two states. There are things that are sometimes better to stay at this level, ”said Elkin, referring to Putin’s telephone conversation on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The France-Press Agency yesterday quoted Israeli Minister of Strategic Planning Yuval Steinitz, who described as "unrealizable" a proposal on the presence of Russians on a part of the Golan Heights, controlled by Syria. And representatives of the UN previously stated that the participation in the United Nations Security Council of the United Nations Security Council, to which the Russian Federation belongs, is not allowed in the UN Observer Forces for the Israeli-Syrian disengagement.
As for Austria’s decision to withdraw the peacekeepers mentioned above, Golan was explained by Comrade Spindelegger.
Austrian solution. Deputy Federal Chancellor of Austria, Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, confirmed that his country's decision to withdraw his contingent from Golan was made after the EU announced the lifting of the arms embargo against the terrorist groups in Syria. He recalled that Austria warned against the grave consequences of such a decision, reports SANA.
Comrade Spindelegger said that the government did not make such a decision overnight. Austria warned that the mission of the Austrian soldiers would be dangerous if Eurosobz lifted the arms embargo.
The decision is connected with the upcoming elections in Austria. It was taken after consultation with the Austrian military in the Golan and the Austrian Ministry of Defense.
Then Spindelegger stressed that the situation had become difficult and dangerous. Austrian 23 soldiers have died since the mission began in 1974.
The Austrian Ministry of Defense made a plan to recall its military for 4 week. Perhaps this period will be extended to 6 weeks, in particular, if there is no substitute for Austrian soldiers.
In Israel, thinking about the "cybercup". Speaking at a conference on the issue of cyberwarfare, the country's prime minister said that recently Israel has become the target of attacks on "vital national systems." This prompted the defense ministry to begin building a “cybernetic Iron Dome,” writes MIGnews.com.
Netanyahu blamed Iran and its Palestinian and Lebanese allies for conducting non-stop cyber attacks on Israel’s main computer systems. He said that “vital national systems” were targeted by hackers. Water and power supply structures and banking sites are at risk.
The prime minister’s comments came a few hours after a group of Syrian hackers announced that about two weeks ago she had obtained secret information about the Haifa water system.
“In the past few months, we have identified a significant increase in the number of cyber attacks on Israel by Iran. These attacks are carried out directly through Iran and its proxies, Hamas and Hezbollah, the premier said, speaking at Tel Aviv University. “We are striving to create a digital“ Iron Dome ”in order to get a head start over our enemies in endless, incessant conflict,” Netanyahu stressed.
Istanbul apologies. Hüseyin Avni Mutlu, the governor of the Turkish province of Istanbul, apologized to the demonstrators for the unjustified cruelty of the police, who were dispersing the protest actions. According to "Lenta.ru" with reference to the RIA "News, The politician made a statement on Twitter.
He admitted that the police often acted too hard, though he immediately wrote it off on individual mistakes.
Apologizing to the protesters, Mr. Mutlu noted that young people have the right to defend their interests, but urged her to do this through dialogue with the authorities.
He further added that he was jealous of demonstrators who had occupied one of the last parks in the city center and who had the opportunity to listen to the birds singing and breathe fresh air. The governor wrote: "I would like to be among you."
It is curious that Erdogan, the Prime Minister of Turkey, whose resignations are required by the demonstrators, expressed absolute confidence in the stability of his positions.
According to Interfax, the prime minister called on his supporters to “teach” the protesters by supporting him in the municipal elections scheduled for March 2014. Moreover, Erdogan made a sharp criticism of the demonstrators, calling them vandals, anarchists and mean people: “They are so mean people that they insult the prime minister of their country.”
Turkish police kill themselves. More than 4 thousands of people suffered in Turkey as a result of the dispersal of demonstrators. It became known that from the beginning of the 6 rally, Turkish law enforcement officers committed suicide, the channel reports "RT".
According to the head of the police union “Emniyet-Sen” Faruk Sezer, law enforcement officers also suffer from the fact that they have to work in such difficult conditions, according to The Hurriyet Daily. Policemen who arrived in the capital from other cities in the country have to sleep on street benches and pieces of cardboard. The city authorities cannot appropriately accommodate all employees. Comrade Sezer noted:
“The brutality that the police are showing towards the protesters is a reflection of the brutality that the police themselves face. They not only fall victim to the attacks of the protesters. The police are working on 120 hours, eating stale bread and bad food ... "
Hatred of the police by the Turkish citizens will end when they see that the guards are sleeping on the ground on their own shields. So says the head of the police union. He stressed:
“Our heart bleeds when we see such pictures. As an alliance, the first thing we will do when the protests end is to take all the photos and evidence in order to open a criminal case. I tell you, putting the police in such conditions is the same as changing the country. ”
American road to the Egyptian democracy. As it turned out, US Secretary of State John Kerry quietly decided to continue military assistance to Egypt. In a memorandum signed by Kerry on May 9, it says that assistance will be provided "in the interests of US national security," reports MIGnews.com.
Kerry writes: “We are not satisfied with the progress Egypt is demonstrating in the area of democratic change, and we will continue our pressure to strengthen democratic institutions.”
Under US law, military assistance to Egypt can be provided if "a country supports the transition to a civilian government, including free elections, freedom of speech, association, and religion, as well as respect for the rule of law."
Egypt is unlikely to meet these requirements, however, the decision to transfer money was made.
It is justified as follows: "The decision to lift restrictions on military aid to Egypt is necessary because it will push Egypt towards democratic changes and serve the US national interests, helping in the fight against terror in Sinai and preventing terrorist attacks against Israel from Gaza."
The Taliban are responsible for the explosion at the airport. Representatives of the combat wing of the radical Taliban movement claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in the area of the international airport of the Afghan capital, reports RIA News" with reference to France Press.
Several explosions thundered today near the airport in the north of Kabul. After that, there began shooting. According to the Associated Press, the explosions thundered in that part of the airport where the headquarters of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) is located.
From four to six militants seized a building under construction in the northern part of Kabul airport near 04.30 local time (Moscow's 04.00). Militants fired at least 15 RPG shots. Now security officers are fighting with terrorists.
The curve of the Athenian path. In Athens, was a gay parade. In addition to representatives of sexual minorities, activists of left-wing political parties and anti-racism movements took part in it.
Minorities and activists have vowed to "win back Athens and Greece," which, lately, writes MIGnews.comwaves of homophobia and nationalism.
There is arson, no suspects. There was a fire in an Islamic school in southeast London. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Sky News.
The incident happened late June 8. At the time when the fire started, there were 128 students and teachers in the school. They were evacuated. Two schoolchildren were given medical assistance.
The police said that, most likely, what happened was the result of arson. Suspected of a crime yet.
Sky News notes that in the UK, attacks on Islamic sites have recently become more frequent. For example, 5 June in the north of London in the Somali quarter were burned cultural center and a mosque.
Anti-Islamic sentiments in London are linked to the murder of Nigerian-born drummer of the Royal Infantry Regiment Lee Rigby by two Muslims, which occurred on May 22.
Zombies around Elizabeth. The British Queen Elizabeth II is unhappy with the way she went to the BBC, the Daily Mail reports, citing its own sources in Buckingham Palace.
As transmits correspondent RIA "News" Maria TabakRepresentatives of the palace said that they were shocked not only by the “chaos” of the visit, but also by the behavior of the staff of the tele-radio corporation. Crowds of biblical employees chased the queen by shooting her on mobile phones. Thus, they deserved a comparison with the "zombies".
On the "effective state" and "socially solidary society." Excerpts from the draft manifesto of the All-Russian Popular Front appeared in the Russian press, which is planned to be adopted on the basis of the results of the founding congress of the organization 11-12 of June. A draft manifest was made available. "Moskovsky Komsomolets" an informed source, writes a correspondent. Natalia Rozhkova.
The ONF confirmed the authenticity of the document, making a reservation that this is only a draft — significant changes can be made to the congress. The manifest text contains six tasks of a “fundamentally different level and scale.” Of these, only one clause contains a specific proposal: to conduct a “new industrialization” in order to “create a powerful diversified economy capable of developing regardless of the external conjuncture, guarantee economic sovereignty and military security”.
Further, ONF proposes “to return to Russia the role of a world generator of new knowledge and scientific discoveries, to regain the status of a world scientific and technological power”, “to realize historical Russia's mission as an integration center of the Eurasian space ”,“ to preserve and strengthen our unique state-civilization ”,“ to uphold the unity of our people as a multinational community ”. This will be done "on the basis of traditional common values while carefully preserving the cultural and national identity of all the peoples of Russia."
It is also supposed to “build an effective state and socially solidary society”. (The point, we note politely, is a little clear: its writer should learn Russian. Social and public words are synonyms. What does “socially unified society" mean? As for the "effective state", this cannot be in principle. proved almost 150 years ago, Herbert Spencer).
Finally, the document says that it is necessary to “grow a new national elite on the basis of devotion to one's country, capable of sacrificing oneself for the common good”.
The only question is, add on my own, who will grow it. "Effective state"? Or "socially solid society"?
It is also interesting that “democracy” is not mentioned in the text. Apparently, ONF does not plan to build it. One of two things: either it has already been finally built, or there will be a quick rejection of the democratic Western doctrine in favor of the “new industrialization”. After all, everyone knows that the “old” industrialization has done without democracy.
The authors of the manifesto, the journalist writes, promise people a life in a country where "everyone has freedom and scope for talent and labor," "confidence in the future", "the happiness of their children", "the well-being of their parents."
As recalled by Mikhail Zubov ("MK"), ONF was created in May 2011 of the year - under the federal election, but so far has been an informal organization of V. Putin’s supporters. 12 June, on the Day of Russia, the front will receive the status of a public movement. The presence of Vladimir Putin is expected at the congress.
Igor Bunin, the general director of the Center for Political Technologies, says: “Since United Russia has a strong negative image, Putin needs a structure that at some point can be replaced by bears.” Replacement options for several. For example, the ONF can replace the "United Russia" only in elections in single-mandate constituencies, but not expose its list. A more ambitious option: "United Russia" self-destructs, and the ONF turns into a party.
Which of these scenarios Putin will prefer will depend on the results of United Russia in the next regional elections. ”
Bunin believes that Putin is dreaming of a third option: to introduce a party system for the sample of the GDR. All parties, excluding the “enemies of the nation,” join the popular front, and each gets its own niche there, along with the right to a quota. The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, which has already received its governor in the Smolensk region, is ready for this. The “Fair Russia” is also ready for this, which is likely to receive its head of the region in the Trans-Baikal region.
Love for Putin. 7 June, a half-naked young woman was arrested outside the Russian embassy in Kiev, shouting "Vova, I love you!" "Lenta.ru" with reference to Interfax-Ukraine. Thus, she confessed her love for Vladimir Putin.
The detainee was taken to the Solomensky district police station to draw up a protocol on an administrative offense. According to the agency, the girl claimed that she had nothing to do with the Femen movement.
However, the movement recognized that its representative spoke at the embassy.
Two Koreas: friendship is inevitable. Yesterday started working negotiations between North and South Korea, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse. Negotiations are taking place in the border village of Panmunjom.
Negotiations became possible after the DPRK authorities, who had previously insisted on contacts at a higher level, had proposed a working meeting on June 6. In response, South Korea announced its readiness to arrange a bilateral ministerial meeting for 12 in June. Preparation of this meeting was one of the points in the program of working negotiations.
It is expected that during the negotiations in the village of Phanmunjom, the opening of the Kaesong industrial complex, the resumption of the resort in the Kymgansan mountains and the continuation of family reunification that happened to be on opposite sides of the border after the Korean war 1950-1953 will be discussed.
Japan is doing well. For the third month in a row, Japan is reducing its balance of payments with a profit. The growth of its economy in January-March amounted to 4,1% in annual figures. This was reported today by the Ministry of Finance of the country, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Vasily Golovnin.
In terms of gross domestic product growth, Japan has become the leader among industrialized countries. In the US and Canada, this figure was only 2,5%, and in the EU - a general decline.
As noted by the correspondent. ITAR-TASS, Japan's GDP growth in January-March compared to the previous quarter was 1%. Earlier, the Ministry of Finance announced that economic growth in this period reached 3,5% in annual figures. However, this estimate was then changed, as investment in fixed assets declined to a lesser extent than originally estimated. In general, the growth of the economy was achieved primarily due to an increase in the volume of personal consumption, which in Japan accounts for about 60% of gross domestic product. GDP increased also due to the increase in exports, primarily in the United States and a number of Asian countries.
In April, 2013, Japan's balance of payments was consolidated with an asset in 750 billion yen (more than 7,6 billion dollars). For the third month in a row, it turns out to be surplus. The surplus in the balance of payments was the result of a significant increase in foreign investment profits when recalculating them to the yen, which became very expensive in the first quarter.
The recount of votes in Venezuela is over: the victory belongs to comrade Maduro. The National Electoral Council of Venezuela has finished recounting votes in the presidential election and confirmed the victory of Nicolas Maduro, reports correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky with reference to the Chilean edition of "Segunda".
Official representatives of the Venezuelan government have not yet been able to announce this information officially, but on condition of anonymity, a NIS representative told the Venezuelan state agency that the recount of voting results had ended and confirmed Maduro’s victory.
However, the opposition refuses to recognize the results of the recount. “It has no legal force ... it was a show,” politician Gerardo Blyde, who is close to Capriles, told reporters.
NATO is not enough capacity. In the foreseeable future, NATO will experience a significant lack of military capacity. As the German magazine Spiegel reported, the European allies in the matter of equipping their armies are not able to achieve the goals set for them, reports from Berlin correspondent ITAR-TASS Vyacheslav Filippov.
The German edition refers to the analytical document of NATO. It lists the planned projects of the alliance, most of which are marked in orange or red. This means that there are significant problems in their implementation. Less often in the document you can see items marked yellow (“moderate problems”).
There are no projects that are highlighted in green (“no difficulty”).
The document has 15 "problem areas", notes Spiegel.
During the operation in Libya, there was a shortage of certain types of military equipment, for example, high-precision weapons (guided missiles). Soon, NATO may face a shortage of systems designed to refuel combat aircraft in the air.
As Shpigel recalled, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at a meeting of NATO Defense Ministers last Tuesday made it clear that the Pentagon can no longer cover the alliance’s needs in many areas, while European countries cannot fulfill their commitments.
Flights to Russia to American officials have become too expensive. Martin Dempsey, head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, was unable to fly to Moscow. The reason was the disagreement between the two countries over payment aviation services. As the journalists found out, the Americans do not want to pay for them, since, for their part, they serve the government aircraft of other countries for free. However, Moscow insists that they themselves always pay for such services, and demand to pay off the debt, writes Newsru.com.
General Dempsey’s trip had been preparing for several weeks, but had collapsed because of a monetary dispute, Kommersant reports, citing US sources. Russia demanded to pay off the long-term indebtedness of the US authorities for using the services of air navigation services, which amounted to 5,7 million rubles and 2,8 million dollars (the fee is charged in dollars from the year 2004).
The corresponding service is established by the order of the Ministry of Transport of 9 July 2012, and includes "the organization and maintenance of air traffic, the provision of aviation telecommunications, the provision of aeronautical and meteorological information, search and rescue." This service is provided by the Russian air services throughout the country and its airspace to those carriers and flights that have previously agreed to receive it, providing a flight plan and concluding an agreement on air navigation services. The reason for the refusal to provide the service is the failure to provide the required documents, as well as the presence of debts for using the service.
However, the American side insists that government special flights are not obliged to pay Russia for using flight support services. The State Department refers to the law on the activities of the US Federal Aviation Administration, according to which "state aviation of the United States and other countries is exempt from paying fees for the use of airspace." That is, foreign state aviation is served in the United States without charging fees if similar privileges are granted in the respective country of the American aviation.
According to Kommersant’s source at the Foreign Ministry, this is not about a “duty” for using Russian airspace, but about “paying for the air navigation services provided”: “This procedure is defined by the Air Code of the Russian Federation, and all other countries except the USA comply with this Russian legislation. " It is worth noting that in the above-mentioned order of the Ministry of Transport, this refers to the “duty” charged for the provision of the service.
But Moscow insists on being right. “We always pay fuel, airport and other fees, so we have the right to expect a similar approach,” a Russian diplomatic source explained to the publication.
In the US, found the diary of Rosenberg (1936-44). In the US, found a personal diary of a member of the political leadership of Nazi Germany, Alfred Rosenberg, who was sentenced to death in the 1946 year. According to preliminary estimates by experts, the records covering the period from 1936 to 1944 a year contain previously unknown facts about the policies of the Third Reich, plans to attack the Soviet Union, disagreements within the Hitler regime and are of great interest. This tells correspondent ITAR-TASS Ivan Lebedev.
The scientific conclusion of the staff of the Washington Holocaust History Museum, the contents of which was distributed by Reuters, says: "The diary will serve as an important source of information for historians, which will supplement and partially contradict already known documents."
Rosenberg records will be transferred to the museum. It is expected that representatives of several US federal agencies will soon tell how they managed to find the document.
So far it is only known that most of the notes that Hitler’s closest associate did in a notebook and on separate sheets disappeared after the completion of the Nuremberg Tribunal, where they appeared as material evidence. At that time, suspicions arose that this did not happen without the participation of the American representative at the trial of Robert Kempner, who could have taken them to the USA.
Since 1933, Rosenberg has served as the head of the foreign policy department of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, and in 1941 he was appointed Reich Minister of the Eastern Occupied Territories. He was the author of the theory of the genocide of Jews, and also led the service, engaged in the seizure of cultural property in the occupied territories.
About PRISM. In American society, disputes about the program of spying on personal data of citizens do not subside. Senior correspondent of the portal ThinkProgress.org at the center of the American Foundation for Progressive Action Zaid Jilani told about it "Voice of Russia".
“We did not assume that people would be held at gunpoint in this way. We did not think that they would come to Verizon and would require a listing of all customers' phone records instead of saying that they had 7 suspects, and they would go to court and get evidence. So we, of course, know in general terms that something bad is happening, but now we have a concrete example before our eyes. That is what causes the greatest indignation. ”
It is curious that the indignation of the Americans is caused by the fact that the actions of the NSA and the FBI are legitimate. Jilani says legality is enforced by the anti-terrorism act passed by Congress in 2001. With 2008-2012, Congress endorsed the law without amending it. Senators made listening in the US legal.
"... No one would complain if the secret services found a particular person who would harm America and ask permission to watch him, but when they take millions of people under surveillance at the same time, I, as an American, feel that my personal space and my rights are not respected. I think that millions of Americans think so, regardless of their political preferences. ”
How to transmit "Vesti" With reference to ITAR-TASS, US Senator Mark Yudoll (Democrat from Colorado) proposed to amend the law, on the basis of which the US intelligence agencies carry out secret programs to collect data on telephone conversations and network traffic. “We need to revise the“ Act on patriotism ”and somewhat limit the amount of information that the National Security Agency collects,” he said in an interview with the ABC television company.
Judall became a senator in 2009 and believes that he has the moral right to call for a revision of the “Act of Patriotism”, which was adopted more than 10 years ago. “We are fighting terrorism, which still poses a real threat, but we must comply with the Bill of Rights and the fourth amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting illegal searches and interception of postal correspondence,” the legislator believes.
Mark Yudolla was supported by the famous Republican Rand Paul, who stated in the program of the Fox television company that the secret programs of the NSA indicate an extremely widespread invasion of citizens' private lives.
However, the overwhelming majority of senators defend the actions of the Obama administration and the American special services.
Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the intelligence committee, recalled: “These programs are carried out legally. Thus, it was possible to uncover at least two terrorist conspiracies, including the preparation of explosions in the New York subway in 2009 year. ”
Republican Senator John McCain agrees with her, who noted in an interview with CNN that "if today was 12 September 2001 of the year, then no such disputes probably would not have arisen."
What Edward Snowden has done. The company "Booz Allen Hamilton", working for the defense industry of the United States, considers the transfer of classified data to the media as a gross violation by its employee, reports from Washington correspondent RIA "News" Peter Martynychev.
Booz Allen can confirm that 29-year-old Edward Snowden has been with us for less than three months and was sent to the Hawaii department. News reports that he confessed to the transfer of classified information, shocking, and if this is true, then we are talking about a serious violation of corporate rules and values of our company. We will work closely with our clients and with the authorities in investigating this case, ”the company said in a statement.
On the night of Monday, the British newspaper Guardian published the name of the person who was behind the leakage of secret information concerning the collection of data on telephone calls by the US special services. In an interview with the publication called, Edward Snowden told what prompted him to disclose information.
Earlier, the Guardian reported that Verizon, a US telecommunications company, is required to daily transmit the data about calls to its customers to the US authorities for three months.
Snowden told the publication that his act was prompted by a desire to tell the public about what the US government is doing under the guise of security concerns. He noted that he had sacrificed a high salary and personal life, since "he could not allow the US government to destroy privacy, freedom on the Internet and the basic rights of people around the world with the help of a giant intelligence machine, which it built in secret."
As transmits in another message correspondent RIA "News" Peter MartynychevSnowden, who confessed to the transfer of secret intelligence services to journalists, intends to seek asylum in any country that supports freedom of speech.
“A refuge in any country that believes in freedom of speech and opposes the abolition of civil liberties,” an informant told the Washington Post in response to a question about what he now needs.
Snowden, now in Hong Kong, explained his actions by a desire for justice and a reluctance to listen to lies from politicians. “It is important to send a signal to the government that people should not be intimidated,” the informant explained his position. “Gradually, I realized that the presidents could openly lie to stay in power, then break public promises without consequences.”
Operator nightmares. Haley Peterson ("Daily Mail", Great Britain; source of translation - "InoSMI") talked about the former UAV operator, who contributed to the assassination of X-NUMX "man-targets". This person now declares that he is haunted by bloody memories.
Brandon Bryant's 27-year-old worked as a drone operator from 2006 to 2011 at military bases in Nevada, New Mexico, and in Iraq. He had to give the command to the drone to destroy remote targets.
In an interview with NBC News, Bryant recalled the operation in Afghanistan, during which his unit destroyed three people using two missiles:
"The man who was running away did not have his right leg, I saw that he was bleeding out, that is, it was clear on the screen that it was hot."
He watched as the bodies of men gradually grew colder: the red color on the screen, which signified the heat of their bodies, slowly disappeared.
“I just have to close my eyes, and I see every point of the image.”
"It seems that I am not able to really communicate with ordinary people who surround me in everyday life," Bryant told NBC. “I have a terrible feeling of disappointment and my powerlessness because, firstly, they do not understand what is happening there, and secondly, they don’t care about all this.
Currently, the US Air Force employs approximately 1300 drones, which is four times as much as the 2008 year.
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