"Direct military support" for Syrian rebels. Karen DeYang and Ann Giran («The Washington Post»; source of translation - "InoSMI") report that the United States issued the following conclusion: the Syrian government used chemical weapon for killing at least a hundred people. Thus, the established “red line” was crossed. So, it's time for Obama to give the rebels "direct military support." This was started in the White House.
“The president said that the use of chemical weapons would change his calculations, and it changed them,” said Ben Rhodes, Deputy Advisor to the President of the United States on National Security, without extinguishing.
Mr. Rhodes, however, refused to provide information on the content and plans for sending military equipment to the “rebels”. He only noted that assistance from the United States would "respond to the needs," which were previously announced by opposition leaders. He also said that the president did not make decisions about the no-fly zone.
It is known that the Syrian rebels claimed “needs” in the form of anti-tank and anti-aircraft equipment. “I can’t tell you about all types of this support for various reasons, but it will vary in size and scale,” Rhodes said vaguely.
During the press conference, Rhodes refused to say what kind of “military support” would be provided. He said Obama would discuss the details of the new supplies to Syria with his allies at the next G-8 summit in Northern Ireland. Russia will also take part in the meeting.
According to Rhodes, US officials provided Russia with “reliable” evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria. It is reported that the Syrian authorities used sarin nerve gas on a small scale at least four times this year. At the same time there is no reliable evidence that the Syrian rebels themselves, as stated by President Assad, used chemical weapons, the White House said.
“This is an urgent issue. The situation has been pressing for the past two years, said Mr. Rhodes. “Now, in the conditions of the situation in Syria, from a certain point of view, this is an extremely urgent matter, because both Hezbollah and Iran are increasing their involvement in the conflict.”
"The president clearly stated that the use of chemical weapons or their transfer to terrorist groups would be a red line for the United States," the White House said in a statement.
As reported from Washington correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov, Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security, Ben Rhodes, who oversees strategic communications, said that the current findings were brought to the notice of the United States by Russia. From the point of view of Rhodes, Russia "should be concerned about the use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world."
As Rhodes stated, the restoration of stability in Syria is in the interests of Russia. However, in the opinion of the United States, with the continued stay in power of Bashar Assad, this is impossible. In this regard, said Mr. Rhodes, the United States believes that the process of "political settlement" in Syria should include "Assad's resignation."
Ben Rhodes said that US President Barack Obama "made the decision to provide greater support to the opposition." Such assistance will also be provided directly to the so-called Supreme Military Council of the “Syrian Free Army”. “And this includes military support,” the adviser to the American leader confirmed.
The US president should authorize the supply of weapons to the opposition in Syria and the launching of missile attacks on this country. This joint written statement was made by Republican senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham, the corr. ITAR-TASS.
“The decision to assist the opposition forces in Syria, especially ammunition and heavy weapons, is long overdue, and we hope that the President will take this necessary step,” the lawmakers stressed. “But providing weapons alone is not enough.” This is not enough to change the balance of forces on the battlefield in the confrontation with Assad. ”
“The president must assemble an international coalition for military operations to weaken Assad’s ability to use air forces and ballistic missiles, as well as to ensure the movement and supply of his forces through the air,” McCain and Graham write. “This can be done, as we have pointed out many times, with the use of such remote weapons as cruise missiles.”
As transmits RIA News", head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs, Alexei Pushkov, calls fabricated information on the use of chemical weapons in Syria. “The data on Asad’s use of chemical weapons were fabricated in the same place as Hussein’s lies about weapons of mass destruction. Obama is on the path of G. Bush, ”comrade Pushkov wrote in his microblogging on Twitter.
Who will replace the Austrians in the Golan? The United Nations continues to search for a shift for Austrian peacekeepers who are leaving the Golan Heights. But the question is far from being resolved. This was indicated by the diplomats who participated yesterday in a closed meeting of the members of the UN Security Council and the countries contributing troops to peacekeeping operations, correspondent ITAR-TASS Oleg Zelenin.
On the condition of confidentiality, one of the diplomats told the ITAR-TASS correspondent: “At the moment the issue is only at the preparatory stage. A certain interest is shown by Denmark and Sweden, which can send their troops as part of a wider contingent of the countries of northern Europe - with the participation of Norway and Finland. But about something more specific conversation does not go. "
Another source of ITAR-TASS explained that the UN’s request to Austria not to withdraw its soldiers until the end of July, which was announced on Thursday, is “another confirmation of the difficulties in finding a replacement for them”.
"It is not right". Russian President Vladimir Putin considers continued support by the US State Department for the opposition in Russia to be wrong, reports ITAR-TASS.
“Our diplomatic service does not cooperate actively with Occupy Wall Street, and your diplomatic service actively cooperates and supports them (the opposition) directly. In my opinion, this is wrong, because the country's diplomatic services are called upon to improve relations between states, and not to plunge into internal political affairs, ”said Comrade Putin during a visit to the new studio of Russia Today TV channel.
Missiles in Lebanon. Located in the eastern part of the Bekaa Valley, Lebanese cities came under rocket attack from Syrian rebels. Reports of the explosions came from Nabi-Shit, Rajak, Britel, El-Hodr and Sirein. No information about the victims, pass "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Local television companies have reported shootouts between fighters of the Shiite militia Hezbollah and members of Sunni extremist groups in the eastern ridge of the Lebanese mountains, from where rocket volleys were made. The most violent clashes are observed in the mountainous areas of Marabun and Ham.
In the US, suddenly thinking about the fate of Syrian refugees. The Obama administration began to reflect on the fate of Syrian refugees. It is supposed to develop a program of assistance 1,6 million people, reports "RT" with reference to the Los Angeles Times.
According to the newspaper, the formal procedure involves the receipt of a request to the State Department from the UN refugee agency. UN officials said they intend to discuss possible refugee resettlement schemes at a meeting in Geneva and offer the United States and other countries options for helping the Syrian people. And in Germany they said they were ready to accept 5 thousands of people.
"RT" recalls that in 2003, the US Congress opposed the acceptance of Iraqi refugees. But there is a chance that the position of the state will change due to national security adviser Barack Obama Susan Rice and Samantha Power, a candidate for the post of US representative to the UN.
True, it is assumed that before a person is passed across the border, US law enforcement agencies will carefully examine personal affairs. Obtaining permission to enter the United States will take about a year.
Probably, we’ll add on our own that during three or four years the States shelter about as many people as Germany, and there will be as much material in the democratic press as if all Syrian people had saved Washington.
To Bahrain did not make friends with Iran. The US administration continues to view a number of Gulf countries as strategic partners, despite serious human rights violations in many of them, the correspondent says "RT" Marina Portnay.
It is not beneficial for the US government to raise the issue of human rights violations in countries where America is actively expanding its military presence: deploying more and more warships and assault aviation.
Intertwined with foreign policy interests, human rights issues begin to play an instrumental role in US foreign policy and often become hostages of "double standards."
A case in point is the US silence on the actions of the government of Bahrain, which invited Saudi troops to suppress the Shiite uprising. Slogans on freedom and democracy would make Bahrain an ally of a hostile Iran Iran, a TV channel reporter said.
Turkish Prime Minister was going to go on the assault. On the night of June 14, the governor of Istanbul met with protesters in Gezi Park. However, the results of the negotiations are not reported.
On the eve of the demonstrators turned Prime Minister of Turkey. He ordered a campsite in Gezi. Otherwise, he said, the authorities will have to go to the assault.
But the protesters are not going to retreat peacefully. At night, they were joined by thousands of Kurds with national flags in their hands. “We want Erdogan to reconsider his decisions! - cite "Vesti" words of Kanan Kalaghan, participants in the Taksim Square protest movement. - All projects for the restructuring of the Park Gezi should be closed! Only then will all these disorders, which have been going on for a long time, end. And we also demand a ban on the use of tear gas by the police. ”
What will happen to tourism? Russia and Turkey have agreed to double the number of designated carriers on the Moscow-Istanbul and Moscow-Antalya lines. Will unrest in Turkey prevent implementation of this agreement? This question is asked Stanislav Tarasov ("Voice of Russia").
Regular air services on these airlines are carried out by two designated carriers - Turkish Airlines and Aeroflot. Now they will be two on each side. Flights will be operated with a frequency of 7 flights per week on each route. In addition, Russia allowed the Turkish side to carry out regular flights to Makhachkala, Stavropol, Astrakhan, Nalchik and Nizhnekamsk.
However, this message came at a time when protests continued in Turkey. Today they covered not only Istanbul and Ankara, but also resort cities. According to the newspaper “Taraf”, the volume of booking in Turkish hotels has decreased by almost 30%.
The chairman of the Turkish Association of Travel Agents, Basaran Ulusoy, expressed concern that as a result of the protest movement, Turkey’s international image is beginning to suffer. According to him, “with such a course of events, it will be possible to restore the losses of tourism only in three or four years.”
However, for the period from January to May 2013, Turkey only from Russia received about 700 thousands of tourists, which is 25% more than a year earlier. The Association of Tour Operators of Russia reports that although the number of calls from tourists with questions about the safety of holidays in Turkey is increasing, there have been no cancellations of tours to Turkey yet.
This is due to the fact that the majority of Russian media Turkish “shocks” describe without political gloating. Russia and Turkey, Comrade Tarasov writes, are strategic partners. Countries have strong trade, economic, political and cultural ties.
The Taliban cut heads to children. Taliban gunmen cut off the head of a child, the channel said "RT".
The boy was caught in Kandahar province near the checkpoint: he was rummaging through garbage cans, looking for food. According to the BBC, the child had previously visited the checkpoint, and the police usually gave him a ration.
According to representatives of the authorities of Afghanistan, the Taliban accused the boy of obtaining information for the police. As punishment, it was decided to execute the child by cutting off his head.
In the same Afghan province, another minor was beheaded. We only know that the teenager was 16 years old.
In the advanced countries of the world there are three sexes. The Supreme Court of Nepal decided to issue a new type of passport. In addition to men and women, people of the "third" sex will appear in the state - with the appropriate mark in the document, the channel reports "RT".
Back in January, the government of Nepal recognized the rights of representatives of non-traditional sexual orientations and transsexuals and started issuing new identity cards: they indicate not two, as before, but three sexes. So the government implemented the decision of the Supreme Court, which in 2007 year decided to legalize the "third" gender in the country.
However, the Nepalese decided to go further. They stated that identity cards are not enough. It is necessary to make changes to the passport. In addition, representatives of the "third" sex explained, the division of citizens only into men and women causes psychological discomfort in them.
The Supreme Court of Nepal agreed with them and decided to make another mark in the passports - for those who have not decided whether he is a man or a woman.
The Nepalese are convinced, reports "RT", that such changes are a big step forward in upholding human rights and building democracy.
Nepal is not the only country in the world where people of the third sex are “marked”. In the 2011 year, by completing a passport application form, Australian citizens were able to choose the gender of three options. In Australia, this horrible sex discrimination has long been absent.
Where did the third floor in Australia come from is described in another article on “RT” ( link for the curious).
Greece, the road to the third world. The global stock index provider - MSCI - decided that the state of the Greek economy does not meet a number of criteria for developed countries. The agency issued a press release in which it announced its intention to lower the status of a country with a developed to a developing one. Thus, Greece will become the first country to lose this status, reports "RT".
Local stock indexes in Greece have fallen from 2007 on 83%, the debt markets have actually been closed since April on 2010, the release says. In addition, the country has difficulty attracting capital.
Another drop from MSCI received the Kingdom of Morocco: the country was deprived of the status of "developing". But Qatar and the UAE, by contrast, were incorporated into developing countries.
UAVs guard the interests of the mafia. The Italian mafia in the 1990-s planned to use radio-controlled aircraft to crack down on competitors, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Independent. About this during the trial in Italy told a member of the mafia clan "Cosa Nostra" Gaspare Spatuzza.
Two bosses of the Sicilian mafia from Palermo in 1990-ies told him to purchase and test mini-UAVs, filling them with explosives. According to Spatuzza, the devices were supposed to turn into flying bombs, writes the portal "Informare per Resistere".
Spatuzza said that he spent on the purchase of about 500 euros and conducted several tests, said The Daily Telegraph.
In "Cosa Nostra" they became interested in mini drones during the period of confrontation with the Italian authorities, caused by large-scale lawsuits against members of the criminal clan. The war between the mafia and the authorities culminated in the 1992 year, when as a result of the terrorist attacks in Palermo, the judges who were responsible for the case were killed. The explosions were carried out remotely.
Thus, we add from ourselves, it became clear who submitted the idea to the White House.
Revolutionary nationalists in France can not be banned. The leader of the French ultra-right nationalist group "JNR" Serge Ayub in an interview with the correspondent. "Voices of Russia" Maria Sidelnikova commented on the possible ban on the activities of her organization.
The Minister of the Interior, Manuel Waltz, launched the procedure for disbanding the far-right movements “Nationalist Revolutionary Youth” (JNR) and “The Third Way” based on the law of 10 of January 1936 on extremist organizations.
The leader of “JNR” Serge Ayub is sure that the government does not have enough legal grounds to ban the activities of its organization. He was given two weeks for rebuttal.
“They want to disband us because Esteban, the suspect in the murder of Clement Merik, shares our ideas. Legally, this cannot be done, but over the past few years France has changed, France is no longer a legal state. In order to remain within the law and prohibit the activities of our grouping, there is a special, rather complicated procedure. There are 7 specific points on the basis of which the law can be applied, but we do not go through any of them: we are not a terrorist organization, not an armed group, we do not incite violence or incite hatred. There are no legal grounds to prohibit us. ”
Serge Ayub explained that the movement does not have a status, and therefore the statements of the Minister of Waltz and Prime Minister Herault sound absurd: they "want to disband something that does not exist." JNR is a kind of coordinating service for the Third Way. Ban it? But this also requires clear grounds. And today, the movement wants to blame the fact that the participant in the scuffle was one of its supporters.
“By acting in the same way, the Socialist Party can also be disbanded: their member, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was accused of pandering and even pimping. According to their logic, the whole party now must be considered one big gang of pimps. Or, for example, Kauzak fell for money laundering and tax evasion. Does this mean that Mr. Hollande is also involved in this matter? Not necessarily. If we cannot act in this way in relation to the Socialist Party, then this scheme will not work with us either. ”
In addition, notes Ayub, Minister Waltz, without waiting for the conclusion of the court, called the suspect a murderer. This is contrary to the presumption of innocence in France. An official representing the interests of the Republic has no right to err in this way.
There are thirty people in the Ayub group. In the "Third Way" - about 4000 supporters throughout France and about a thousand active registered participants.
The JNR doctrine calls solidarity and a republic a priority. The group members believe that today France lives not according to the laws of the republic, but according to the laws of oligarchy. They advocate, Ayub explains, we advocate a return to a real republic, a real democracy, where the people have the last word. Decisions, in his opinion, should be made in a referendum. Parliament has no right to dispute the result of the vote. To deny its results, as it was in 2005, when the European Constitution was adopted despite the disagreement of the French, it is impossible.
Corruption in the Czech Republic. Several high-ranking officials were detained in the Czech Republic, including the chief of staff of the country's prime minister, Peter Nechas, Yan Nagyov. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to České Noviny.
The exact number of those arrested, their names and positions are not yet known. According to media reports, Peter Tlukhor, a former chairman of the parliamentary faction of the ruling Civil Democratic Party, Ivan Fuchs, a former minister of agriculture and a member of the same party, as well as Ondrei Palenik, the former head of the country's military intelligence, were also detained.
The police unit for combating organized crime (UOOZ) conducted searches in a building in Prague where the government is sitting, as well as in the Ministry of Defense, EuroZprávy.cz notes.
According to media reports, the operation of the Czech police to combat organized crime had been prepared for two years, and 400 people were involved in it.
According to the press, we are talking about corruption crimes.
In Oslo, Breivik apartment for sale. The apartment in which Anders Breivik was involved in organizing the attacks was put up for auction. About this Norwegian newspaper «Verdens Gang» said the lawyer of Breivik Tur Yure, writes "Lenta.ru".
The four-room apartment in Oslo, which belonged to the mother of a terrorist, is estimated at 3,7 million Norwegian kroner (about 480 thousand euros). Most of the proceeds from the sale of the apartment money will receive Breivik's sister and her children, who live in Los Angeles. The rest of the money, at the request of the former owner, will be transferred to charity.
Breivik was supposed to inherit the apartment after his mother’s death (in March 2013 of the year), but he refused the inheritance beforehand. According to his lawyer, Breivik refused to inherit, when he realized that in the future he could not use it. Yure also confirmed the assumption of journalists that the reason for the refusal of the apartment lies in Breivik’s unwillingness to spend the mother’s inheritance on compensation for the victims and relatives of those killed as a result of the terrorist acts committed by him, as well as the state.
Ideological textbook penetrated to Latvia. In one of the schools in Riga, the textbook “Introduction to Political Science” published in Russia is used, which has a pronounced ideological orientation. This was stated by the deputy of the Riga City Council Janis Mārtiяš Skuja (“Democratic Patriots”), reports Rosbalt with reference to the REGNUM news agency.
“We are only surprised at the Russian flags on the machines, the multitude of radio stations where“ our president Putin ”sounds, the impotence of the state, which is not able to provide normal broadcasting of the Latvian TV channels in the border area. True, we are no longer surprised either by the growing annual “booze” of 9 in May, or by today's results of the Riga City Council, ”Skuja said.
“It is unnecessary to clarify who in this book is a great power, and who is the main global aggressor. Everything is in the Soviet style, ”says the deputy.
In connection with the use of the Russian textbook, Skuja turned to the Security Police and the Ministry of Education and Science.
Rosbalt recalls that on the eve of the referendum on the status of the Russian language, it was Skuya who organized a trip to Riga Valeria Novodvorskaya and Konstantin Borovoy. During a press conference, Ms. Novodvorskaya stated that those who had initiated the referendum either refused to acknowledge the feeling historical guilt and historical atonement for the Latvian people, or are direct agents of the Kremlin.
About Moldavian Autonomous District. Moldovan public activists have proposed the creation in the territory of Russia of the Moldavian Autonomous Region, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Moldnews.
According to Pan.md, the association “My Moldova” wrote a corresponding letter to Vladimir Putin. According to the source, the letter contains a request to “grant autonomy to Moldovan citizens who want to work and live in the Russian Federation”.
The leader of the association, entrepreneur and public figure Fedor Gelich, speaking at a press conference, said that he had recently been to Russia. “Our Moldovans live there and thrive ... Moldovans are pleased that Russia gives them the opportunity to earn a piece of bread,” he said.
"Let the Moldovans give an abandoned village in the poor outback, and they will see how this land will flourish," said the leader of the association.
Regarding the topic of migration from Moldova, Gelic noted that he had seen a lot of cars with people leaving the country. As the public man put it, people "run as if from war, as from disaster."
The number of Moldovans working abroad is estimated at about 700 thousand people. Most of them work in Russia. Remittances of labor migrants, according to the World Bank, in 2012 amounted to 23% of the republic's GDP.
Historical innovations from the Ukrainian nationalists. Members of the nationalist faction "Freedom" proposed to remove the term "Great Patriotic War" from Ukrainian textbooks and legal acts. According to them, it distorts the historical truth.
According to the nationalists, which leads the channel "RT", independent Ukraine inherited a number of totalitarian myths of the Soviet period. Among them is the myth associated with the 1941-1945 war.
Irina Fahrion and Yuri Mikhalchishin, representing the nationalists in the Ukrainian parliament, took the following initiative:
“The draft resolution proposes to decide that the term“ Great Patriotic War ”is one that does not correspond to the historical truth, contradicts European approaches to the assessment of the Second World War, provokes misunderstandings and conflicts in Ukrainian society.”
They ask the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to remove the term from regulatory acts. And the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine should remove it from textbooks for secondary schools and universities.
About Surzhik and his dialects. With the proposal to assign the state status of surzhik - a mixture of Ukrainian and Russian language was made by the deputy from the ruling Party of Regions Oleg Tsaryov. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the "Ukrainian Truth".
“In general, it would be right to get away from the language problem in Ukraine, choose the language spoken by the majority of the population and make it state. In Ukraine, this is surzhik ”, - said the representative of the ruling party.
Tsarev called Russian and Ukrainian languages “dialects from a surzhik”. He also proposed them, along with Surzhik, “to approve at the state level”.
What sources guided deputy Tsarev, arguing that the surzhik "says the majority of the population," is not specified. According to the Kiev International Institute of Sociology, published last fall, every tenth Ukrainian speaks a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian.
The former president of Argentina was given seven years in prison. Former Argentine President Carlos Menem was sentenced yesterday to seven years in a criminal case involving illegal international arms trade. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
The sentence will come into force after depriving Menem of parliamentary immunity: the ex-president is now a senator from the province of La Rioja. The Argentine court decided to begin the process of recalling parliamentary immunity.
Earlier, on March 8, Carlos Menem was convicted of organizing illegal international arms trade. He was accused of supplying 6,5 with thousands of tons of weapons to Ecuador and Croatia at a time when an international embargo was imposed on these countries. Along with Menem, Oscar Camillion, who was the Minister of Defense in his government, was also found guilty. He was sentenced to five and a half years in prison.
Carlos Menem, who is now 82 of the year, recalls Lenta, served as president of Argentina from 1989 to 1999 a year. His reign was marked by economic reforms, stabilization of the national currency and lower inflation, which in 1989 reached the level of 200% per month. During the second term, Menem was accused of the corruption of his administration.
Argentine thanks to Russia. Argentina is grateful to Russia for its support in a territorial dispute with Great Britain around the Malvinas (Falkland) Islands. This was announced by the Foreign Minister of Argentina, Hector Timerman, after talks in Buenos Aires with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
“On behalf of the people of Argentina, I expressed a sense of pride and gratitude to Russia for the historical support of a peaceful resolution of the dispute around the Malvinas Islands,” Timerman quotes. Newsru.com with reference to the RIA "News».
It is noted that Sergei Lavrov urged the participants in the island dispute "to refrain from actions that could complicate the beginning" of the dialogue.
What is taught in American schools. Students of one of the New York schools received homework: imagine that they decided to commit suicide, and write letters to those who find their bodies, says the channel "RT".
English teacher Jessica Barrish asked 14-year-olds to reflect on the reasons that might push them to suicide, and explain them in her home work. This writes the "The New York Post".
Parents of schoolchildren reacted negatively to this. “This homework is simply outrageous! We pay a lot of money for our children to study at this school, and they are asked to write such things, ”said the father of one of the students in an interview with the publication.
A year of study at this school is worth 40 thousand dollars.
Hope Obama. The President of the United States said yesterday that he was counting on the early legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, reports correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
“We don’t have to wait that long, because everywhere - from Minnesota to Maryland, from the Senate to the National Basketball Association - it’s noticeable that we are approaching a turning point. Heart and mind are changing, and the laws are changing too. Such changes do not start here in Washington, but they have the power that is very difficult for Washington to resist for a long time, ”Obama said at a reception in the White House in honor of LGBT people.
As the correspondent reminds. RIA "Novosti", now same-sex marriages legalized in the US 12 and in the metropolitan District of Columbia, in several states, the decision was made recently. Open gay men appeared in the senate and the NBA. A recent decision by the Supreme Court determined that gay marriage is governed by states, not federal law.
However, according to Obama, discrimination of same-sex relationships still persists in the United States, including at the legislative level: “In 34 states, you can only be dismissed for who you are and who you love. It is not right. We need to change this. A bipartisan bill is being promoted in the Senate that will ban discrimination against LGBT Americans in the workplace once and for all. We need to hold it, and I want to sign this bill. ”
A compilation of RIA "News" about same-sex marriages in the world - by link.
In the US, there is a criminal investigation against Comrade Snowden. The United States launched a criminal investigation against the author of the leaks about special services of Edward Snowden, FBI Director Robert Muller said at a congressional hearing, reports "Voice of Russia" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
“As for the man who confessed to disclosing this information, a criminal investigation is continuing against him,” said Muller, without naming Snowden by name. “We are taking all the necessary steps to hold this person accountable for these leaks.”
At the hearing, Muller stated that the US government is implementing an electronic tracking program with the approval of the court and with the knowledge of Congress. “The legality of these programs was confirmed by the Ministry of Justice,” he said. At the same time, Muller referred to the decision of the court operating under the Foreign Intelligence Observation Act, which "also confirmed the legality of these programs."
Muller stressed that the e-tracking programs run by the FBI and the NSA are essential tools in the fight against terrorism.
NSA against China. Edward Snowden revealed data on the actions of American cyber intelligence in China and Hong Kong, writes RIA News" with reference to the South China Morning Post.
It is reported that Snowden provided the newspaper with a list of IP addresses in Hong Kong and mainland China, which were subjected to hacker attacks by the NSA for the last 4 of the year. Snowden noted that this information applies only to computers of individuals and civilian organizations and is not related to the military structures of China.
The American journal Foreign Policy, citing sources in the NSA, previously reported that there was a Special Access Operations Office (TAO) in the structure of the special services, which had successfully invaded Chinese computer and telecommunication systems for fifteen years.
How it's done? In the review "Foreign Press" on the subject of the latest revelations, it is indicated that in an interview with the Chinese edition of the South China Morning Post, the 29-year-old analyst spoke not only about the program of hacker attacks against China. According to him, the National Security Agency performs 61 thousands of hacker operations around the world, the Daily Mail newspaper writes.
“We hack network spines — huge Internet routers that give us access to the communications of hundreds of thousands of computers without having to hack each one separately,” explained Snowden.
Almost nothing is known about Snowden and its location. Therefore, the media focus has shifted to his girlfriend, Lindsay Mills. True, and she disappeared from the radar, placing before it on the web your photos in semi-nude form.
Firm “Booz Allen Hamilton”, in which the whistleblower previously worked, announced the termination of the contract with him due to “violation of the ethical code and company policy”. They said that Snowden's salary was 122 thousand dollars, not 200 thousand, as he said in an interview with The Guardian.
Readiness to consider Snowden’s request for political asylum was declared by Russia. “We will act after the fact,” said the press secretary of the president Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the situation. “If such an appeal goes, it will be considered.”
“Beijing: Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA harm American-Chinese relations,” is the title of Warren Murray’s article in The Guardian.
Chinese state newspaper The China Daily published an editorial stating that the news of mass tracking programs "will test the relationship between China and the United States."
Global data collection on foreign Internet users, no doubt, will leave a stain on the international reputation of the United States, are confident in the Chinese edition.
“Washington has been accusing China of cyber espionage for several months, but now it turns out that the main threat to individual freedoms and private life in the United States is the unlimited power of the government,” quoted China University foreign researcher Lee Haydon.
Another article in the same “The China Daily” recalls that the general indignation of the program to use UAVs led Obama to “correct this deeply vicious practice.” Perhaps, Chinese journalists predict, revelations about the activities of the NSA will provoke the same reaction.
Hong Kong authorities have not yet expressed their attitude to the situation. Visiting New York, the head of the administration, Liang Zhenying, refused to comment, writes The Guardian.
On board do not let! The UK government has distributed among international airlines a document that calls not to let on board aircraft heading to this country, the author of the leakage of secret data E. Snowden, reports RIA News" with reference to the Associated Press.
As the agency notes, the British diplomat anonymously confirmed that such an order really exists.
On the "Military Review" about Edward Snowden read here.
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