Says comrade Lavrov. Giving an interview to the Kuwaiti KUNA news agency, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the adoption of documents that impose full responsibility for what is happening in the SAR on the Syrian authorities, the announcement of their intention to arm the opposition, calls for the creation of a no-fly zone and humanitarian corridors do not contribute to the preparation of an international conference .
As transmits SANA, he called on those who do this to understand that their steps favor Al-Qaida and other extremist organizations trying to prevent the convening of the conference and the restoration of peace in Syria.
"Restore people and stones." Syrian President gave an interview to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, writes SANA.
Bashar Asad explained to the correspondent that “there is not an ordinary war between two armies” in the country. "We," he said, "are not an army against the army, but an army against bandit formations." Assad has no doubt that the army is capable of eliminating terrorists.
Any internal crisis, according to Assad, can go in two directions: either it will be resolved, or develop into a civil war. With Syria, there is neither one nor the other, because there is a foreign factor here: the desire to prolong the crisis, both politically and militarily.
Interviewer: Mr. President, how do you intend to restore the large-scale destruction that was inflicted on Syria?
President: In the same way as you in Germany overcame the devastation after the Second World War, as well as many other nations that went through the war. As long as our people are alive, they will be able to restore the country. Just as we did before, we will do it again, taking into account the lessons of the past.
President: In the same way as you in Germany overcame the devastation after the Second World War, as well as many other nations that went through the war. As long as our people are alive, they will be able to restore the country. Just as we did before, we will do it again, taking into account the lessons of the past.
“However, a more difficult task is the spiritual recovery of those affected by the crisis. It will not be easy to eliminate the social consequences of the crisis, especially extremism. I believe that the real recovery is a restructuring of consciousness, worldview and values. Stone is expensive, but man is more valuable. The challenge is to restore both people and stones. ”
Answering the interviewer's question about the motives of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, providing assistance and arming terrorists, Comrade Assad replied that "they themselves must answer this question."
“Do they support militants because of their ardent adherence to freedom and democracy, as their media falsely claim?” Do they themselves have democracy to support democracy in Syria? Do they have elected parliaments and constitutions? At least sometime during the decades their peoples have determined what system of government they want - monarchy, presidential power, principality or any other form? I am sure that everything is clear here: they must, first of all, pay attention to their countries, and then answer your question. ”
Regarding the role of Britain and France in the conflict, Assad noted that these countries can really tell Saudi Arabia and Qatar what they should do, "but do not forget that the policies and economies of France and Great Britain also depend on petrodollars."
“What happened in Syria is an attempt to get rid of the recalcitrant state and replace the president with one that always says“ yes ”. It will never be, neither now nor later. ”
The Israelis are thinking about the consequences. Given the US intention to arm the Syrian opposition, the Israelis living in the Golan fear that the situation could turn into a big trouble for them. Told about it correspondent of "RT" Paul Slier.
Tehran is sending about four thousand fighters of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to help the Syrian president. Israelis living in the Golan Heights are in a situation of concern: for the first time, Iranian troops will be at their border. “Iranians want war, they want to get rid of us.” And looking for different ways for this. For example, through Syria, ”says one of the residents of Israel.
The recent US decision to arm the militants will also affect the Israelis living in the Golan. The Israelis living here are wondering: in the event of the overthrow of the Syrian president, will the forces that succeed him be interested in maintaining the cease-fire?
British generals object to Cameron. British Prime Minister should not launch a military invasion of Syria. This opinion came several experienced generals of the army of Her Majesty.
"I am in the camp of those people who believe that the UK should not be involved in this situation and certainly should not interfere in any form," - quotes the former head of the British General Staff, and now Constable Tower General Sir Richard Dannatt "RT".
Major General Julian Thompson, who commanded the British troops in the Falklands War, stands in solidarity with him.
“Until we finish our affairs in Afghanistan, even the thought of a new invasion will have a bad effect on the fighting spirit of our troops. People will laugh at us, ”Thompson told The Daily Mail.
According to the officer, the invasion of Syria will be “absolutely ridiculous” amid a reduction in the number of army by 5 thousands of people.
Also, experts oppose the help of the Syrian opposition.
In the opinion of counterterrorism expert Charles Lister, any supply of offensive weapons from the so-called “moderate opposition” will result in weapon will be in the hands of militants. Already, the Islamists have an arsenal of ground-to-air missiles. These missiles will allow them to hit air targets. As a result, Syria could turn into a "supermarket for terrorists," the publication said.
Well, in the case of the introduction of a no-fly zone in Syria, the British Air Force risks losing up to 50% of the fighters that will participate in the operation, newspaper sources in the Royal Air Force report.
Syrian Summit G8. They were told about correspondent RIA "News" Maria Tabak and Denis Voroshilov. Reaching a number of agreements on Syria was one of the main outcomes of the G8 summit, held on Monday and Tuesday in the Northern Irish resort of Lough Erne.
Russia warned its partners against the supply of weapons to the Syrian opposition. Moscow insists on its right to fulfill previously concluded contracts for the supply of defensive weapons to the Syrian authorities. Despite the differences in positions on the Syrian issue, the President of the Russian Federation said that during the discussion of these issues at the summit, he did not feel lonely at all.
“No, of course, this is absolutely not true. Apparently, someone really wanted this to be so, ”said the Russian president. According to him, “the discussion was common, someone agreed with someone, someone argued on some issues,” “but it never happened that Russia alone defended its approaches to solving the Syrian problem.”
G8 leaders announced the allocation of a billion dollars to 1,5 to help those affected by the conflict, declared the importance of holding the Geneva-2 conference as soon as possible and the inadmissibility of the use of chemical weapons by any party. A commitment to a political settlement of the conflict was also expressed.
The latest review of Western newspapers from the G8 summit is devoted to the Syrian theme of the G8 summit. "Foreign Press".
“G8 Summit: Putin is against all,” Benyamin Bidder entitled his commentary in Der Spiegel.
“Immediately before the G8 summit, Washington presented evidence of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad army. The CIA is already preparing arms shipments to the rebels. Paris and London support this course. In Berlin, the military option of ending the civil war is considered almost impossible, but they are ready to hand the bulletproof vests to the opposition. Moscow went on the defensive: the use of chemical weapons (by the Syrian) regime seemed to her unreliable, and the evidence was “fabricated,” the article says.
"Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper briefly expressed the thoughts of his colleagues on the eve of the summit:" Let's be frank, this is G7 plus one. " Putin doesn't like G8 either: he likes the G20 more, the next meeting of which is to be held in September in St. Petersburg. So that this summit could be called successful, “Moscow will have to make sure that it doesn’t push the West too far. A compromise on the Syrian issue is nonetheless impossible, ”Bidder believes. “Most of all, Putin does not like being pressured. He will not dance to the tune of the West. ”
On Monday, Obama abruptly dispersed with Putin in opinions about the Syrian civil war, writes The Los Angeles Times, calling the meeting of the presidents "ice." This shows how difficult it will be to remove Assad — even after some rebel groups have received American weapons.
Oppositionists agree that Assad needs to be shifted, but they do not have a common opinion on almost all other issues. The Syrian authorities declare their readiness to participate in the conference, but they have no special reason to negotiate a compromise, as the government forces come.
On Sunday, Putin condemned the West for supporting the rebels and in fact compared the latter with gangsters and cannibals, the author recalls.
“Obama and Putin played peeking (no, not because of the Super Bowl ring) about the war in Syria,” writes Howard Lafranci, a correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor. The American president failed to convince the Russian leader to abandon the support of Bashar Assad, and Putin, in turn, could not prove to Obama that the West is making a mistake by demanding a change in the legitimate Syrian regime, the author states.
During the press conference following the meeting, the leaders of the two powers tried to smooth out some of the contradictions: Putin said that they “agreed to push both sides to the beginning of negotiations,” Obama replied that the United States and Russia “will try to resolve the Syrian conflict by political means ".
In general, “coming out to representatives of the international press after two hours of talks, the leaders of the United States and Russia were not like heads of state who had a great time together,” the correspondent shares his impressions.
In the article "Foreign policy in the style of" please "(«The Washington Post», USA; source of translation - "InoSMI") Jennifer Rubin writes that the Obama administration has demonstrated its complete confusion both in the matter of negotiations and in the relationship of “soft” and “hard” forces.
In the Syrian issue, Obama found that he cannot influence Russia, which fully supports Bashar al-Assad. Asad and Putin, the author writes, there is no reason to concede that they won on the battlefield during the negotiations.
“Did the president really expect them to give way?”
Exactly the same thing is happening in Afghanistan, where the United States begins negotiations with the Taliban. Anonymous US officials have already indicated that they do not expect immediate results from the negotiations. But they should not expect results in the long term, says D. Rubin.
“We are leaving the battlefield. What levers of influence do we really have? Again, the expectation that with the help of “soft power” we can return what we lost by using “hard power” looks like nonsense. ”
With China, too, everything is bad. Obama cuts the Navy, stays idle when it comes to the South China Sea, and invites China to joint naval exercises. It is strange that it is shocking that China is not inferior in cyber security.
“Unfortunately, the president, who considers himself a man to stop wars and not start them, cannot imagine that without military success and the threat of military force, our level of influence falls, and our enemies start to perceive us, well, let's say, not serious.”
Further, the journalist reminds someone of something:
“We won the Cold War not at the negotiating table. We won by constantly resisting communist aggression and having a strong army, which ultimately helped to bankrupt the Soviet Union. ”
What is the way out offered by the journalist Obama? But which one:
“Until the American president decides to stop talking and stop avoiding the“ hard power ”(and the military power that is needed for this), our opponents will be ahead of us - as is happening now.”
The Russian-American agreements on resolving the Syrian conflict reached during the summit, allow us to hope that the United States will not dare to unilaterally enter a no-fly zone before the conference in Geneva, said Vitaly Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. He said this in an interview "Voice of Russia".
“It seems to me that there are still chances, some Russian-American agreements inspire some optimism. President Obama, apparently under the pressure of conservative and reactionary forces that tend to swing arms, made a certain decision in fact about military intervention. But we can assume that it will be frozen for some time until the conference passes, if it can be gathered. ”
Regarding the no-fly zone, the expert noted that its introduction is possible only with the approval of the UN Security Council, and Russia and China will not miss such a decision. A bypass of the Security Council would be a return to the beginning of the "Iraqi adventure, when the Americans unilaterally in violation of all norms of international law took a military action."
Two million on "Potemkin villages." About them told Konstantin Kerubov ("Voice of Russia"), referring to foreign media.
The authorities in the North Irish county of Ferman, where the G8 summit was held, have been criticized. The reason for it was that before the arrival of the guests, the authorities got carried away with the preparations and touched the locals for living, disguised with the stickers the shops closed due to the crisis.
According to The Telegraph, in Bilka, on the border with Ireland, the closed butcher shop in late May was decorated with stickers with sausages hung and refrigerators filled with goods. Driving down the street in the convoy, forgery is difficult to notice.
In Maguiresbridge, the authorities created a “Potemkin village” from an empty coffeehouse building. In Enniskillen, the closed shopping center was hung with posters with views of nature.
In many other cities near the summit venue, stickers “occupied” abandoned houses with tenants. And even fake bookstores appeared in Belfast.
In preparation for the summit, the authorities of Ferman spent about 2 million dollars. As the deputy of the Assembly of Northern Ireland Phil Flanagan told reporters, almost all the preparatory work was limited to disguising empty buildings.
“This is not a restore, but exclusively for G8. We just seal the gaps in the collapsing building with paper and time about the state of the economy. Most people consider it a waste of money, ”the MP said.
Konstantin Kerubov notes that “renovated” houses are not the only case of forgery. According to the newspaper The Sun, Barack Obama in Northern Ireland was guarded by security agents disguised as farmers, who were bought new tractors for greater certainty.
The UN will arm peacekeepers in the Golan. The UN Security Council agreed with the proposal of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about arming peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Oleg Zelenin.
Chairman of the Security Council, Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the UN, Mark Lyall Grant, told reporters that the provision will be included in the draft resolution being prepared by Russia and the United States on the extension of the UN mandate, expiring on June 30 on June 12.
"When you don't do what you are told to do ..." More than 90 people were arrested as a result of the operation of the Turkish police against the most active protesters, writes Interfax with reference to "Hurriyet".
According to Turkish television, on the night of June 18, police arrested members of the center-left Socialist Party of the Oppressed 90, which participated in anti-government actions. In addition, law enforcement officers searched the editorial office of the newspaper Atylym and the office of the news agency Etkin, who have close ties with SPU.
In Istanbul, about 200 people were detained, who staged a protest at the Atatürk Cultural Center in the Gezi Park. 22 of them were charged with "organizing violent actions and calling for illegal demonstrations."
As a result of the riots lasting three weeks, at least six people died in Turkey, and the number of victims is approaching 8 thousands.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday rejected the allegations of excessive use of force against the police, stating that law enforcement officers acted within the law: “I heard representatives of the protesters. They all said that the police used force. When I asked which one, they replied that the police used pepper gas. This is their inalienable right, and they will continue to apply it. ”
“When you do not do what you are told to do, the police will use the powers given to them,” Erdogan said, meeting with the parliamentary faction of the ruling Justice and Development Party.
About the Taliban and the United States. The Taliban agreed to participate in the peace negotiations that will be held in Qatar with the participation of the Afghan authorities and the United States. About this, as reported "Lenta.ru" With reference to USA Today, sources in the US administration said Tuesday.
As expected, in the near future, representatives of the Afghan government with the support of the United States will open a negotiating office in Doha. Officially, the Americans are not yet declaring this, since their plan must first publicly support the authorities of Qatar.
According to sources in the US administration, Pakistan helped push the Taliban into negotiations.
The Los Angeles Times newspaper source in the US administration said that the Taliban and the Afghan government would be the main participants in the talks, and the United States would play a mediating role. But BBC News, also referring to sources in the American administration, reports that the United States and the Taliban will conduct direct negotiations, and the first meeting may take place in the coming days.
In the meantime, as transmits "RT", The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack at the Bagram military camp. As a result of the shelling from the RPG, four American servicemen were killed.
“Last night, two powerful rockets hit their targets at Bagram. Four soldiers died and six were wounded, ”the Interfax representative of the Taliban said.
In Egypt, again restless. Violent clashes erupted north of Cairo in the city of Tanta (the administrative center of the province of Gharbia) between supporters and opponents of the new governor from the Muslim Brotherhood, transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
It all started with a protest rally held yesterday by local residents and opposition activists. They surrounded the governor’s office and did not allow the province’s head, Ahmed Al-Bailey, inside. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood attempted to disperse the protesters, but each time they met with resistance. Small fights turned into street battles.
The police fired into the air and tried to disperse the raging mob with tear gas. The Muslim Brotherhood activists attacked the police several times, which caused a backlash.
Opponents of the governor defeated the Islamist representation in Tanta. They showered the building with stones and incendiary bottles, burning several cars at the same time. Later, they went to destroy other representative offices of the Brothers.
And in Luxor, foreign tourists supported the protest of local residents against the appointment of one of the leaders of the political wing of the once radical group Al-Gamaa al-Islamiya as governor of the province. As Vesti reminds, the militants of this structure in 1997 put up a massacre at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor, shooting 58 foreign tourists and four Egyptians. The decision of Mohammed Mursi to put at the head of a province a person with such a reputation caused bewilderment not only in the country itself, but also abroad.
16 on June, Vest is reported, the Egyptian president appointed seventeen new governors, and 8 from the 27 provinces of the country were led by Islamists, which provoked mass protests.
Eight out of fifteen. A Nigerian court dropped charges against eight of the fifteen Russian sailors who were arrested in October 2012 in the port of Lagos on suspicion of illegal possession of weapons. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
The remaining seven Russians will stand trial on Friday. For whatever reason, charges were dropped from eight sailors is unknown. The judge only clarified that this was done at the request of the prosecutor's office.
As Lenta reminds, in February 15 seamen were released from custody under the guarantee of the Russian ambassador. But the court did not remove the arrest from the Mayr Sidiver ship. The authorities of the country demanded for him a pledge in the amount of 500 thousand dollars. The vessel was detained by the NNF 19 October 2012 naval forces. The 14 AK-47 submachine guns with 3,5 thousand cartridges and the Benelli MR 22 1 rifles with 5 thousands cartridges were found on board. Nigerians claim that the Russians did not have the necessary documents for these weapons. Seafarers' lawyers believe it was legally transported.
As punished in Nigeria. Activists of “Boko Haram” killed at least nine students of the local school. Extremists said they wanted to “punish the youth for helping the army,” reports "RT".
Several armed men opened fire on teenagers, dressed in school uniforms, near an educational institution on the outskirts of the northern city of Maiduguri. A witness, Ibrahim Mohammed, said that he was taking exams at a school audience when the gangsters broke into the building: “I saw them kill five right behind their desks. Four more were shot at the entrance to the territory. ”
Doctors confirmed that the bodies of nine teenagers in school uniform had arrived at the morgue.
The representative of "Boko Haram" conveyed a message to local journalists, saying that in this way the group was fighting pro-government sentiment among young people.
Mali: peace agreement. The Mali authorities signed an armistice agreement with the Tuareg rebels yesterday. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
The agreement was reached after negotiations in the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, which lasted almost two weeks and took place with the participation of the UN and the EU. The treaty allows the Mali authorities to regain control of the last insurgent city of Kidal in the north of the country before the presidential election.
At the end of May, the Mali government announced that the presidential election in the country would be held on July 28. If necessary, the second round will be held 11 August. The current president of the country Dionkundu Traore said that neither he nor the members of his government would participate in the elections.
Snowden unofficially appealed to the Icelandic authorities. Icelandic authorities have received an unofficial request from Edward Snowden’s representatives for asylum. Reports about it "Voice of Russia" with reference to Reuters.
In a note by the Icelandic newspaper “Frettabladid,” Kristinn Hrafnsson, a spokesman for political disclosures at WikiLeaks, wrote that Snowden's middleman addressed her. She said: "On June 12, I received a message from Edward Snowden, where he asked me to notify the government of Iceland that he wants to seek asylum here."
The representative of the authorities of Iceland confirmed that Hrafnsson appealed to the two ministries of the country on this issue, but these contacts were informal. Reports about it RIA "News».
Assange will live at the embassy. The founder of WikiLeaks is not going to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in the British capital, even if in Sweden charges of sexual crimes are dropped. About this Australian said today - exactly one year after he sought asylum in the embassy of a Latin American country, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Vladimir Kalinin.
According to Assange, he is "almost sure on 100 percent" that in the United States in his name there is a "sealed indictment."
“This means that even if Sweden drops the charges against me, I will still be arrested as soon as I leave the door of the embassy,” Assange said. “Then extradition to the USA awaits me, unless the British government guarantees me that I will not be extradited to the American authorities.”
Answering the question of journalists whether the decision to hide in the embassy was not a mistake, he said: “Strategically, this was the right step.”
The Australian denied rumors about the deterioration of his health, stating that he “works on 17 hours a day” and “regularly performs physical exercises.”
Laszlo Chatari charged. In Hungary, 98-year-old Laszlo Chatari is officially charged with war crimes. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
This man is accused of being in the 1944 year, as an officer of the Hungarian police, was involved in the torture and murder of Jews in the Slovak city of Kosice, occupied by Hungary. It is believed that he participated in the deportation in 1941-1944 15,7 thousands of Jews in death camps, particularly in Auschwitz, said "BBC News".
The indictment notes that Chatari was the head of a temporary detention camp for Jews who were beaten with a hand and whip, writes the Associated Press.
Chatari himself did not plead guilty.
The bombings in Prague. As a result of a series of explosions and subsequent fire at a substation in Prague, almost half of the city was left without electricity. The causes of the incident are unknown, reports "RT".
The southern part of the city and two central districts turned out to be de-energized: Vršovice and Vinohrady. This writes portal IDnes.cz.
Rescue services work at the scene.
"Russian newspaper", referring to RIA Novosti, writes that electricity has already been restored in Prague. According to local media, the transformers in the substation were completely destroyed by the explosion. Power engineers have connected consumers to another substation. Causes of the incident are not reported.
"... spreads the carpet ..." France should not have "taken Russian companies" at the Le Bourget Air Show: after all, Russia is the main supplier of weapons for the Syrian authorities, Zobel Behalal, an employee of the French NGO CCFD engaged in humanitarian support for developing countries, writes in an article for Le Nouvel Observateur
For French citizens, the salon in Le Bourget is a traditional occasion “to admire the technological achievements of the world aviation industry, ”quotes Behalal "InoTV". “There is, however, a less well-known fact: during the first four days of the air show, when only professionals are allowed on it, in particular, contracts for the purchase of arms are concluded,” he stresses.
“In the context of the Syrian conflict, in which more than 100 thousands of people died and within which, according to France, the regime is using weapons of mass destruction, one cannot but admit that Russia's presence at Le Bourget is shocking news, if not more,” - considers Behalal.
“You ask the question - why is France, which is openly fighting for the departure of Bashar Assad, today is spreading a carpet before companies working to strengthen its military power?” Writes Behalal. In his opinion, the ban on the participation of Russian enterprises in Le Bourget "would be a strong step" on the part of the French government, as it would demonstrate "the presence of political will to move from a dead end in resolving this serious crisis."
Georgian caches. In the province of Samegrelo in western Georgia, “a cache with a large number of explosives and explosive devices, weapons, narcotic and potent psychotropic drugs, arranged under the former authorities by the former officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, was found.” This was reported on Monday on its website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the country, writes Anna Analbaeva ("Sight").
The report says that “in a hidden camouflage caches were found intended for large-scale combat operations, including for sabotage activities, a large number of explosives and explosive devices, grenades, automatic and other weapons, communications equipment, military ammunition, also large the amount of narcotic and potent psychotropic drugs: heroin, cocaine, opium, subotex and others. "
The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that the archive also contained an “archive containing photographs and personal data of those oppositional to the previous authorities of the country, whose arrests were planned on various falsified charges in the event of an election victory of the United National Movement party that ruled on October 1 elections October ( UNM leader - Mikhail Saakashvili).
“It is noteworthy that some of the documents are filled out by hand, which will allow you to quickly identify and detain the criminals,” said the head of the press service of the Interior Ministry, Nino Giorgobiani.
The caches also contained “videos of beatings, humiliating and abusive relationships, cruel, including sexual, torture of people by law enforcement officials.” At the moment, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is conducting "intensive operational search activities in order to study these records."
“At this stage, it can be said with confidence that the timely detection and neutralization of caches has prevented grave and especially dangerous crimes against state and public security, about which additional information will be provided during the investigation,” Giorgobiani added.
On the Day of Russia in Latvia? Not good! Representatives of the Latvian nationalist bloc, part of the ruling coalition, condemned the behavior of the Minister of Culture, Janeta Jaunzeme-Grende. The official took part in a reception on the occasion of the Day of Russia, organized by the Russian ambassador Alexander Veshnyakov. This caused criticism.
The question of the behavior of Jaunzeme-Grende was considered on Monday at a meeting of the board of the bloc. The opinions of the members of the association were heard. In the end, the nationalists decided that there was no point in punishing an official for participating in the reception, writes "Lenta.ru" with reference to Mixnews.
One of the leaders of the bloc Gaidis Berzins, according to DELFI, noted that henceforth one should be more vigilant about such events and take into account the policy of “soft power” conducted by Russia.
Zaneta Jaunzeme-Grende, by the way, is herself a member of the governing union of nationalists.
A border has appeared between Belarus and Ukraine. Alexander Lukashenko arrived in Kiev on an official visit, where he held talks with Viktor Yanukovych, they convey "Vesti".
Among other things, the two heads of state finally determined the status of the border between the countries. The agreement was signed in 1997 year, but the parties exchanged letters of ratification only now.
Kim Jong-un took an example from Hitler? The leader of North Korea presented his officials with a copy of Hitler's Mein Kampf. The head of the republic called for “to study the book as a manual” and “to extract practical benefits from it,” reports "RT".
The work of the Fuhrer in the DPRK was printed in limited edition - 100 copies (in fact, the book is banned in North Korea) - on the occasion of the birthday of the national leader. The birthday of the head of the DPRK was 8 January, but it became known about the gift only now.
According to New Focus International, Kim Jong-un first read Mein Kampf while studying in Switzerland. The North Korean leader was impressed by how Hitler managed to restore Germany’s economic and military might after a defeat in World War I in a short time, and considered it necessary to derive practical benefits from this experience.
Experts believe that the UN is looking for a new national idea: it needs to captivate the people with something else besides calling for war and protection from the imperialists and puppets.
As noted by Svetlana Maksimenko ("Voice of Russia"), referring to the same portal “New Focus International”, Kim Jong-un was also interested in German methods of promoting childbearing and sports.
Kim Jong-un allegedly ordered the head of the Ministry of National Security of the DPRK, Choi Pu Yil, to focus on the Gestapo pattern.
News about the transoceanic channel. Taiwan is ready to take part in the construction of the trans-oceanic canal in Nicaragua, despite the concession for its construction, given to China, Ambassador of Taipei to Managua, Ingrid Zing, reported yesterday correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky.
Nicaragua belongs to a small number of countries that recognize Taiwan as a state in diplomatic relations. At the same time, Managua implements economic projects with Beijing, which does not recognize Taiwan as a separate state. A few days ago, the Parliament of Nicaragua approved a law that gives a concession for the construction of a canal between the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean to the newly established Hong Kong company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co.
The Taiwanese ambassador therefore noted that she did not see any obstacles to working on projects related to the channel, despite the participation of a Hong Kong company in it.
A new waterway through Central America from the Atlantic to the Pacific is planned as an alternative to the Panama Canal. The cost of the channel is estimated at 40 billion dollars.
Corruption, corruption again. The mayor of Montreal, Michael Applebomb, accused of fraud and corruption, resigned, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Alexander Pakhomov.
“You cannot fulfill the duties of the mayor and at the same time protect yourself from the charges,” he said. - They have no basis, and I will do everything to prove it. I never took a penny from anyone. ”
Xnumx-year-old Applebom, sworn in as mayor of Montreal last November, was arrested at his home early on Monday and taken to the headquarters of the anti-corruption unit of the Quebec police, where he spent approximately 50 hours.
He was charged with 14 counts, including “fraud, corruption, breach of trust and criminal conspiracy to defraud the government.”
“All of them are connected with the implementation of two construction contracts in the period from 2006 to 2011 a year,” said the head of the anti-corruption unit, Robert Lafrey. - Officials received bribes that affect decision making and permits. We are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars. "
“We will not tolerate more corruption,” he added. “No one can be above the law.”
As the correspondent reminds. ITAR-TASS, Applebom began his career as a realtor agent. In 1994, he was elected advisor to the mayor's office. From January 2002 to November 2012, he headed the municipality of one of the districts of Montreal. Applebomb conducted his election campaign under the slogans of the fight against corruption. His predecessor, Gerald Tremblay, resigned after articles appeared in the media about the prosperity of bribery among his subordinates.
The death of a journalist. Michael Hastings, a journalist, died in Los Angeles on 34. His name became known to the world after the publication of a scandalous interview with General Stanley McChrystal in Rolling Stone magazine, writes correspondent ITAR-TASS Alexander Urusov.
As the police department reported, the driver lost control and crashed into a tree at full speed, the car was torn in half.
The Hastings article, published in June 2010, caused a great public outcry. In it, in particular, it was noted that General McChrystal was "disappointed" in the head of the diplomatic mission during the debate in Washington on the dispatch of additional units of American troops to Afghanistan. Also in a dismissive form, Vice President Joe Biden was mentioned.
Who sits in Guantanamo. The administration of the USA for the first time published the list of the most dangerous prisoners of the Guantanamo prison. The Pentagon sent him to the committees on affairs of the armed forces of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the US Congress, as well as to the newspaper "Mayoami Herald", they write "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The number of “perpetual prisoners” who are too dangerous to be transferred to other prisons or countries, but cannot be judged due to lack of evidence, initially included 48 people. Two of them (both Afghans) died: one committed suicide, and the other died as a result of a heart attack. Of the living 26 are citizens of Yemen, 10 - of Afghanistan, 3 - of Saudi Arabia, according to 2 - of Kuwait and Libya, one more from Kenya, Morocco and Somalia.
Brzezinski about mistakes, propaganda and bluff. The decision of the President of the United States on arming Syrian militants is a huge mistake. Zbigniew Brzezinski believes that this decision, driven by emotions and propaganda, has nothing to do with the White House’s strategic course, which was previously successful in intervening in “civil wars”.
According to "Telegraphist", the analyst warns: entering into a civil war in Syria without a plan will lead to other more costly and long-lasting hostilities, which ultimately could lead to a clash of American troops with Syria’s main ally, Iran.
"I believe that our doctrine is a bluff, where there is no strategic design, and there are only one slogans."
This cue Brzezinski issued on the TV show "Friday Joe" channel MSNBC.
The political analyst said that “we risk falling into yet another war in the region, which may last several years, and I do not see any strategic leadership towards what we are doing. In fact, I see a lot of rhetoric, emotion and propaganda. ”
Brzezinski was ready and his own version of how and what to do.
He advised the US administration to create a coalition, which would include Russia, Japan, China and India. These states will put pressure on the Syrian government.
How will India and Japan, encouraged by the Chinese, put pressure on Damascus, the political scientist did not explain.
Observed and commented on Oleg Chuvakin
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