Words and deeds. In Manama, at the annual meeting of representatives of the European Union and the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council, its participants called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to find ways of a political settlement. They committed themselves to creating an enabling environment for an international conference on Syria, reports SANA.
Their calls were made against the backdrop of sending Qatar and Saudi Arabia parties weapons terrorist groups operating in Syria. The media write that the militants have already received another batch of weapons, which paid for Saudi Arabia. France took part in its delivery.
The contradictory positions of the leaders of Europe and the Gulf in relation to the crisis in ATS, SANA notes, arouse serious suspicions that they are insincere in their calls for peace.
Stripping homs. Special forces of the army and detachments of the Syrian National Defense Forces are conducting a sweep of the old quarters in Homs. Militants have a fierce resistance, passes "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The operation began on Saturday. Helicopters and artillery delivered pinpoint strikes against militant positions in the Khalidiyah, Khamidiyah, Bab-Khude and Bustan al-Divan areas. Most of the locals left these areas before the outbreak of hostilities, and yet, according to SANA, three civilians were killed during a mortar shelling of the Abbasiy quarter.
In Jisr al-Sebaa (on the border between Syria and Lebanon), the Syrian army destroyed a gang of mercenaries trying to break into the interior of the country.
Government forces also continue to pursue militants in the northern suburbs of Damascus.
American mistake. The US government continues to support the Syrian Free Army, including inter alia al-Qaeda units. The consequences of such a policy of Washington, says the correspondent "RT" Anastasia Churkina.
“The United States makes a huge mistake that they give such a simplified black and white picture. They have rebels - these are good guys, and Asad is a villain. This is a very dangerous mistake, ”said Jeff Steinberg, senior editor of Executive Intelligence Review.
It is dangerous because the Syrian opposition cannot be called a single political force. “The opposition consists of radical groups, various religious armed groups, many of which either directly cooperate with Al-Qaida, or practice the ideology of jihad, which al-Qaeda adheres to,” said RT director and writer Danny Schechter.
According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, about 70% of Americans want the US not to intervene in the situation in Syria. They have an unpleasant aftertaste from military campaigns in the Middle East that lasted more than ten years.
Iranian nuclear bomb as a symbol of peace. Peter Popham ("Independent"; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") wrote an article under the catchy headline: "Let Iran quietly finish the bomb."
The world community believes that once it is convinced that Iran does not have nuclear weapons and is unable to create them, the Middle East will immediately become a safe place. But in fact, everything must be understood exactly the opposite. So says browser Peter Popham.
Sooner or later, the Islamic Republic of Iran will be drawn into an armed conflict. And the only way to avoid this, the article says, is to acquire means of nuclear deterrence.
According to the journalist, Kim Jong Il and Muammar Gaddafi were convinced by their own experience that only by following the path of creating a nuclear weapon can the United States and its allies be prevented from ruining your country and not dying in the ditch itself. The nuclear arsenal is declared by the observer as the modern analogue of the medieval city fortifications.
The author cites the consequences of American politics: decaying Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya.
“Syria is moving in the same direction,” the author writes, “and while our leaders are trying to speed up this process. It becomes clear to everyone else that even a monstrous police state like Syria Assad is better than chaos, as in Iraq, to which our interventions lead. ”
Further, the journalist recalls the words of British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, who opposed Britain’s participation in the intervention in the Balkans: “It’s silly to pretend that we can establish a just peace in every conflict or dispute beyond our borders.”
The observer summarizes: Obama, Cameron and Hollande are covered by neo-imperialist fervor, and if Iranian President Rouhani does not have time to get nuclear weapons, the possibility of war with Iran cannot be ruled out.
Turkish protests do not subside. In the south of Turkey, in Mersin, protesters clashed with police. Two journalists, seven policemen and about a dozen demonstrators suffered; "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Around 500, participants in a rally of solidarity with protesters against the reorganization of Gezi Park were planning to enter the town square. The march was not authorized, and the police blocked the way for the demonstrators. For a while the crowd dispersed, but gathered again. The demonstrators attempted to overcome the police cordons, but tear gas grenades flew at them. Then they poured from water cannons. In response, the demonstrators began throwing stones and empty bottles at law enforcement officers, as well as building barricades.
The protest staged and graduates of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara. It occurred at the graduation ceremony. Passing by the assembled graduation ceremony, former students showed posters with anti-government appeals: “You kicked people out of Gezi, but do not force Gezi out of the souls of the people”, “Policemen who can’t calculate the integral beat me”, “We graduated, sniffing the gas” and others .
A major incident occurred in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul: there a group of 15 extremists in masks threw stones and Molotov cocktails into the municipal bus carrying 30 passengers. As a result of the attack, no one was hurt.
Mursi gave two days. The Egyptian opposition gave the president two days to resign. The statement of the youth movement A-Tamarrud (“Revolt”), which initiated the mass protests of June 30, states: “The president has time before 17: Tuesday’s 00 to resign and give state structures the opportunity to prepare early presidential elections ".
“Otherwise, we will call the Egyptian people to mass protests in all squares, including the presidential palace, and general actions of civil disobedience in order to defend the will of the people,” the youth leaders’s communiqué ITAR-TASS. “We do not agree to interim solutions and compromises and alternatives, except for the peaceful end of the power of the Muslim Brotherhood and their protege Mursi, there cannot be any.”
The movement promises to preserve the peaceful nature of the speeches, while emphasizing that "it will not allow bloodshed and will not allow pushing the country into the cauldron of civil war."
According to the official representative of the office of the head of state Omar Amer, “the president realizes that mistakes were made during the first year of his reign, and he is ready to work on correcting them.” “Mohammed Mursi supports negotiations and is ready to hear everyone,” Amer said. “And now we are waiting for a response to our call.”
According to Egyptian media, 11 people were killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of Islamists in different cities of the country. There are hundreds of victims.
The Ministry of Health has officially confirmed the deaths of five people, 613 injured.
The period under the rule of Islamists, the Egyptians called one of the worst stories. They not only lost faith in tomorrow, but also lost their former stability and security. People are frightened not only by a bleak economic outlook, but also by a gloomy political future under the rule of Islamists, who seek to control all spheres of public life.
As recalled MIGnews.com, On June 30, over 200000 protesters against President Mursi gathered at Tahrir Square in Cairo, more than 100000 took to the streets in Alexandria. Approximately 20000 supporters of Mursi gathered near the presidential palace in Cairo.
Egyptians filled the streets of the cities on the occasion of the first anniversary of the inauguration of the Islamist president, demanding his resignation. Waving national flags, the crowd chanted: “Go away!”
More than 200000 people gathered Sunday evening at Tahrir. This is the largest demonstration since the 2011 uprising of the year, which led to the overthrow of Mubarak.
Bloody day At least 53 people died and about 109 injured as a result of a series of explosions yesterday in Pakistan, reports RIA News" with reference to France Press.
The first explosion occurred in Peshawar, killing at least 17 people. 46 people were injured. The target of the attack was probably a convoy of security forces.
Two explosions thundered at a checkpoint near a Shiite mosque in Quetta. The bomber tried to penetrate the mosque, but the guards detained him. Then he threw a grenade, and then launched a bomb. The attack killed a 28 man, a 51 man was injured.
Two more terrorist attacks occurred in the north of the country. In both cases, four people died as a result of landmine explosions, 12 were injured.
Last Sunday was the bloodiest Pakistani day in the last four months.
In the genre of the Holocaust. We quote several lines from Guy Walters (Daily Mail; source of translation - Mixednews.ru):
Without a doubt, this man had a rich military experience. He shot a Nazi scientist with a crossbow, participated in Day D, rescued the father of the atomic bomb, nuclear scientist Robert Oppenheimer from Holland, hung deep mines on submarines, shipwrecked near Newfoundland, and even worked with Jan Fleming, an intelligence officer and future author Jaeme. Bond
But, despite all the horrors experienced, nothing Corry could have prepared for this day. Deep in the forest, a Nazi "experimental" extermination camp was found, and what he saw shocked Joe to the depths of his soul.
“There were living and dead evidence of transcendent cruelty,” Corrie wrote many years later. "People lay and crawled in a huge, smelly pool of human excrement."
At the beginning of 2013, the Simon & Schuster publishing house seized on the opportunity to republish Corrie's memoirs, first published in 1990. The new edition, due out in 2014, was presented as “everything you want to know about the Second World War, exciting courage and amazing resourcefulness, powerful storms of emotions”.
But here is one small problem, Comrade Walters writes: these stories ... are far from the truth.
There were no “experimental extermination camps” in Holland. All concentration camps were discovered long before 4 in May, the day of the surrender of the German troops in Holland. Corrie's military experience is almost entirely fictional. The “Secret Service” has never existed. During the war, Oppenheimer lived in the United States. The British troops on D-Day were not "behind the houses on the beach."
The editorial director of Simon & Schuster, Mike Jones, justifies himself: “We publish a fairly wide range of different popular science literature. For what we bought the book, for what we sell. Most of all we do not want to publish literature of dubious content. We are grateful for the information and talk with the author and his agent. ”
Corrie's tale is not an isolated case. In the publishing industry, the “memoirs” about the Holocaust are growing. The author of the article is ready to put such publications on the shelf with fiction.
As an early perjury testimony about the Holocaust, researchers cite a book published by the musician Benjamin Vilkomirski in Germany “Fragments: Memories from Wartime Childhood” in 1995.
The shocking book with memories was recognized by critics and sold in more than eleven countries. In 1998, Vilkomirski was exposed by a Swiss journalist. He found out that the author was not even close to concentration camps, that his real name was Bruno Gorzhan, and he was brought up in an orphanage.
In 1996, Herman Rosenblatt appeared on the Oprah Unfrey show. As a boy he seemed to be in the Schlieben concentration camp. Every day, a young Jewish girl named Roma threw apples and bread to him - this went on for seven whole months. Then Rosenblatt was transferred to another camp. In the fifties, he settled in Brooklyn, USA. One fine day 1957, he went on a date with a young woman. This lady turned out to be the same Roma, and they, of course, got married.
In 2008, the story of Rosenblatt was sold to Berkley Books and published the following year under the title Angel at the Fence. A full-length film with a budget of 17 million pounds was shot. Rosenblatt became rich.
The book interested researchers of the Holocaust and Shiblen survivors. People did not believe that Rosenblat and Roma met near the camp fence. The road near the fence was closed, and approaching it was punishable by death. In December, 2009 book was removed from public access.
“I just wanted to bring people happiness,” Rosenblatt justified. - I give hope to many people. My motive was the desire to bring some good into this world. ”
There is no doubt that books of this type, Walters notes, will be more and more, if we take into account the "battles of publishers for new stories about the Second World War ..."
The new member of the European Union. On the night of today, Croatia officially joined the European Union, becoming the 28 member of the organization, reports correspondent RIA "News" Nikolay Sokolov.
Zagreb and dozens of other cities meet the new status of the country in a festive atmosphere - concerts, performances and fireworks. In Bayakovo on the Croatian-Serbian border, in the presence of officials and journalists, a sign with the sign of the European Union was opened. At the Bregan checkpoint between Croatia and Slovenia, the sign "Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia" was removed, which symbolizes the abolition of Croatian customs barriers with other EU countries.
Bulgarians demand the resignation of the Cabinet. About 2,5, thousands of people took to the streets of Sofia for a regular rally against the government. Despite the heavy rain, the protesters stood on the streets and blocked the movement of vehicles, transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The participants of the action demand the resignation of the cabinet headed by Plamen Oresharsky, speaking also against all parties represented in the parliament.
The Sophians were unhappy with the appointment of Delyan Peevski as head of the State National Security Service. 14 June became known about the new leader, and on June 19 the MPs voted to cancel the decision. Despite this, the protests do not stop.
Cameron didn’t like the coloring book. The British Prime Minister was outraged by the "waste" of European money. Cameron criticized the “Mr and Mrs MEP” coloring book for children (MEP is a member of the European Parliament), as well as the statements made at a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.
As transmits "RT" referring to “BBC”, David Cameron said that he was “quite shocked” when he showed the leaders of other countries the book “Mr and Mrs MEP” at dinner at a summit in Brussels. Heads of State were shocked. At first they thought it was the “The Telegraph” rally.
"I had to convince them that this is a real waste of money," - said Cameron.
The plot of the coloring: a day in the life of members of the European Parliament. Officials arrive at the airport in Strasbourg and then choose what to order for dinner. The text is printed in different European languages.
“This is what the EU should completely stop doing. If he intends to win the trust of citizens, the money must be spent carefully, ”said the British Prime Minister.
At the same time, Cameron criticized the proposal to reduce the annual compensation payments of Great Britain from the EU to £ 300 million. Such an idea was made by representatives of the French authorities. Paris has proposed investing more money in rural development for the new accession countries. Cameron said: “... in this city (Brussels) you should always be ready for an ambush at any time. This means that you need to be able to block such statements and have your trump card, which I do. ”
Ukrainian Armed Forces: Contract Principle. Alexander Bondarenko ("Voice of Russia") cites a statement by the Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Pavel Lebedev, that after the autumn draft, the country's armed forces will be equipped only on the basis of a contract principle. Over the next four years it is planned to reduce the number of the Ukrainian army. But the opposition believes that such a reform is premature.
The number of military soldiers who were called up in the spring was halved. At the same time, the number of applicants for contract service has increased. Pavel Lebedev says that this is due to a twofold increase in the salaries of contractors: recruits now receive more than three thousand hryvnias per month (about four hundred dollars): “Since the spring, we have reduced the conscription service by half - instead of 15 thousand, as planned, 7,5 thousand called upon. We are no longer calling for military service in the fleet, Aviation and highly mobile troops - where all the prerequisites for the transition to a contract army have already been created. ”
Experts note that the transition to the Ukrainian army on a contractual basis could help Viktor Yanukovych in the 2015 elections of the year. The contract army was one of the points of its program in previous elections.
Former Defense Minister Anatoly Gritsenko, now a people's deputy, criticizes the initiatives of the authorities: “If the army does not have new equipment, there is no adequate combat training, social protection, it’s a crime to talk about reduction. Therefore, I am convinced that the Verkhovna Rada will not allow the reduction of the army in the current conditions. Especially since we have no allies. Verkhovna Rada and only she can determine the number of troops. The president has no such right. ”
Experts point to a number of problems: it will be necessary to spend money on compensation for retirees, to figure out where to employ them. The army can not provide housing for military personnel. In the queues for apartments today there are tens of thousands of officers.
Burned portrait of the "enemy of the Romanian people." In Chisinau, local unionists, supporters of the unification of Moldova with Romania, burned the portrait of the special representative of the President of Russia on Transnistria, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Moldnews.
The action of burning was held in front of the Russian embassy, to which several dozen national liberals, representatives of the Actiunea2012 platform and the New Right movement arrived with a march starting from the Academy of Sciences.
The protesters demanded that the Russian Deputy Prime Minister be declared persona non grata in Moldavia for being “an enemy of the Romanian people.”
The action of unionists was timed to the next anniversary of the "Soviet occupation". June 28 marks 73 since the day Bessarabia joined (the territory between the Prut and Dniester rivers) to the Soviet Union. This was the result of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. The current Moldovan authorities regard those events as the annexation of Bessarabia by the Soviet Union.
Chinese ships at Senkaku. Four patrol ships of the PRC entered today in the zone near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea, reports from Tokyo correspondent ITAR-TASS Vasily Golovnin.
Radio talks were held, but the ship's commanders rejected the demand of the Japanese border guards to leave the area. “We are doing routine patrols in our territorial waters,” this is what they said.
This is a kind of jubilee, 50, call of ships under the flag of the People's Republic of China to the zone near Senkak after the Japanese government bought out most of the uninhabited archipelago from private owners in September 2012.
North Korea: the modernization of artillery. North Korea began to deploy new rocket launcher systems on the border with South Korea. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to "Renhap". It is assumed that the new rocket artillery will be able to hit not only Seoul, but also targets deep in the territory of the Republic of Korea.
The old system of salvo fire caliber 107 mm in the artillery units of the DPRK, located near the demilitarized zone separating the Korean Peninsula, is being replaced with the modernized system caliber 240 mm. Presumably the range of such systems reaches 70 km.
Patino mail is hacked. Unknown persons received access to the correspondence of the founder of the portal "WikiLeaks" Julian Assange and Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. The minister said on the Twitter page, correspondent ITAR-TASS Anton Fokin.
“My email has already been penetrated,” Patino wrote. “They opened the letters of apology that Julian Assange sent me a few days ago.” What else will they do? ”
The Foreign Minister had in mind the information that appeared earlier in the Wall Street Journal about the content of e-mail of some members of the executive authority of Ecuador. According to the newspaper, Ecuador’s ambassador to Washington Nathalie Seli in correspondence to government representative Fernando Alvarado expressed dissatisfaction with the role Assange played in negotiating with the authorities of the South American country about the possibility of providing asylum to Edward Snowden. In another letter, Assange apologized to Patinho for the inconvenience he caused by his actions.
Bradley Manning nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize 1976 of the year, Mayrid Corrigan offered to give the Peace Prize this year to Bradley Manning, RIA News".
“Peace is not just the absence of war, it is the active creation of something better. I decided to nominate Bradley Manning, a US private army, because I don’t know anyone who would deserve this prize anymore. His impressive disclosure of secret documents through Wikileaks helped end the war in Iraq and can help prevent conflicts in other regions, ”writes Corrigan in an article published in The Guardian.
Democratic changes in the Middle East, the change of perennial authoritarian regimes, Corrigan also links to the “Wikileaks” revelations made possible by Manning.
She expresses the hope that the US authorities will show a real model of democracy, taking into account B. Manning's ideas about the importance of using transparent procedures when making decisions.
A Cold War between the US and the EU? The NSA of the USA listened to 38 of foreign embassies and diplomatic missions, including the embassies of its NATO allies France and Italy, the Guardian writes, citing a document at the disposal of journalists.
As transmits RIA News", the document provided to the publication by Edward Snowden. The text, dated September 2010, lists the 38 embassies and diplomatic missions that are designated as “targets”. The document makes it possible to understand how the surveillance of diplomats was carried out: with the help of technical means, special services had access to electronic communications, telephone lines in the buildings of missions and could listen to communications of diplomats.
Among the "goals", in particular, are: the representative offices of the EU, France, Italy, Greece, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, India, Turkey.
On Saturday and the German edition of Spiegel, referring to the documents of Comrade Snowden, wrote that the NSA had intercepted the EU representations in Washington and New York and hacked into their computer networks. EU authorities have expressed concerns about this information.
The US is ready to discuss scandalous reports of wiretapping with the EU, but will not do this in public. This was stated by the representative of the office of the Director of National Intelligence, reports "Voice of Russia" with links to various Russian sources.
“The US authorities will appropriately respond to the European Union through diplomatic channels, as well as within the framework of the dialogue of intelligence experts proposed by the United States a few weeks ago. We will also discuss these issues on a bilateral basis with EU members, ”said a spokesman for the Director of National Intelligence. “We do not comment publicly on the details of the alleged intelligence activities, but we made it clear that the US is collecting intelligence of the same type as other countries,” the source added.
The European Union cannot negotiate a transatlantic free trade zone if the United States listens to European negotiators. This was stated last night by Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, commenting on the “Spiegel” publication about the electronic espionage of US intelligence in the EU mission in Washington and in the Brussels offices of EU institutions, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Denis Dubrovin.
“Allies do not follow each other,” she said.
Another European commissioner, the Belgian Karel de Gucht, who is responsible for foreign trade issues and, accordingly, for negotiations on a free trade zone with the United States, said earlier that this matter is "very serious."
French European Commissioner Michel Barnier, dealing with domestic market issues, said: “Clarity, truth and transparency are what we can and should expect from our friends and allies. Urgent explanations of Americans are needed. ”
Negotiations on the transatlantic free trade zone, or "economic NATO", should be stopped immediately. This was stated by one of the leaders of the Green faction in the European Parliament, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, commenting on the espionage scandal between the US and the EU. The same idea, expressed with more or less certainty, was picked up by dozens of his colleagues, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Denis Dubrovin.
“Not everything is allowed to do, hiding behind a special strategy to fight terrorism. I think the US partners in the European Union are not the people who need to be monitored first. It is impossible to violate the basic rights and freedoms of people ", - quotes the words of Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg, Anastasia Popova ("Vesti").
“He served his homeland in an exemplary manner ...” Attorney General James Cartwright, a retired general, said his client was innocent of the secret data leaks attributed to him, according to "Voice of Russia".
“He served his homeland for four decades in an exemplary manner. Any suggestion that he could betray the country is outrageous, ”- said in a statement by attorney Gregory Cregg, ex-adviser at the White House.
Cartwright came under investigation by the US Department of Justice on suspicion that he is the main source of information leaks to the press about a top-secret project to create a computer virus Stuxnet.
About Snowden. E. Snowden cannot leave Sheremetyevo International Airport without documents, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said yesterday. “He has no passport. I do not know Russian laws, I do not know if he can leave the airport, but I understand that he cannot do this. At the moment, everything depends on the Russian authorities. If he arrives at the Ecuadorian embassy, we will consider his request for asylum, ”Correa quotes. RIA News" with reference to the Associated Press.
Earlier, Correa stated that the transit documents previously issued to Snowden were not valid, as they had been issued by the Ecuadorian consul in London, Fidel Narvaez, without the consent of the country's president.
"Inopressa" gives an overview of Western newspapers on the development of events around Snowden.
Being on a visit to Senegal, Barack Obama tried to pretend that the issuance of Snowden interests America less than one might think, reports The New York Times. The head of the White House said he did not call the presidents of Russia and China about the organizer of the leak, because he did not want to increase the hype. In his opinion, any state should voluntarily transfer a former CIA employee into the hands of American justice out of respect for the law. Among other things, Obama said: "And I'm not going to fly fighter jets to catch an 29-year-old hacker."
Obama is obviously not in a position to force Putin to give Snowden, and the congressmen decided to take over, writes The Daily Beast columnist Josh Rogin. The leaders of both parties announced the development of their own package of measures that would oblige the Russian leader to prevent Snowden from fleeing to a country where he will not be available.
“We are studying the available leverage of pressure,” said Republican Senator Lindsay Graham to the publication. “I’m trying to make a package of measures that will make Russians understand how serious we are.”
“It just amazes me that we don’t understand Putin’s intentions,” Graham added. “He is trying to recreate the pose and image of the Soviet Union.”
In "Sheremetyevo" together with Edward Snowden is a close friend of Julian Assange, determined to help like-minded person, writes Enrico Franceschini in the newspaper "La Repubblica". Accompanying name is Sarah Harrison.
"Assange's emotions are understandable - not only because Snowden became his counter-information fight mate, but also because Sarah was probably, and still is, his girlfriend in love with him, in other words, his girlfriend," the article says . - It is known that she was born and raised in Kent, studied political science and literature in London. In 2010, she met Assange, and since then they have become a couple: Sarah regularly visits him at the Ecuadorian embassy, represents him at events in which he cannot take part, and now has taken on the role of "special envoy" in operations to free Snowden. "
Most Americans were not outraged to learn that telecommunications companies secretly supplied the NSA with data about American calls, and the NSA itself intercepted e-mails, noted in an article for The New York Times, Jennifer Stisa Grenik (director for civil liberties at Stanford Center for Internet and Society) and Christopher John Sprigman, a professor at the University of Virginia Law School. With the White House’s assertions that these actions are legitimate, almost all Congressmen and Congress bodies agreed.
But the authors of the material have the opposite opinion.
“Both programs violate both the spirit and the letter of federal legislation. There is not a single legislative act that would openly authorize mass surveillance, ”write Grenik and Sprigman. The Obama administration, they say, tried to prove by legal shakes that after September 11, Congress set out to implicitly authorize mass surveillance.
“But this strategy is basically a play on words, forcing fears and a very selective reading of the law,” the authors argue. “It’s time to call the NSA’s mass surveillance programs by their real name — they are criminal,” summarized the publicists.
In Russia, the "Media Pulse" will fight. The Civil Society Development Fund, under the leadership of Konstantin Kostin, the former head of the internal policy department of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, will launch a social media monitoring system called MediaPulse. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to the "Vedomosti", citing expert fund Stanistave Apetyan. According to the latter, the system will be ready for launch at the end of the current year.
The base of MediaPulse, the analytical platform Forsight of the American company Crimson Hexagon, consists of two parts. The first will analyze the Western segment of the Network, Livejournal and the Russian part of Twitter. The second, developed in the Civil Society Development Fund, will begin to collect data on the Runet.
The task of the system is to determine the reaction of users to various news.
As Kostin said, MediaPulse is different from other social media monitoring systems by a different principle of analysis. “Instead of tonality, which is often quite arbitrary, our system distributes messages according to semantic categories, which allows us to get a clearer picture of the subject under study,” explained the head of the foundation. According to him, an effective system for monitoring social networks is in demand by both business and political forces, especially during election campaigns.
Currently, there are several social network monitoring systems in Russia: Prism, Kribrum, Wobot, Lenta reminds.
Stratfor knows the Russian future. In the article “Russia after Putin: a Foggy Future” ("Stratfor", USA; source of translation - "InoSMI") tells what happens to Russia after the 2.0 Politburo.
American analysts believe that, despite the 2.0 Politburo, the Russian system is centered around Putin. Experts see this as the main structural risk of the system, noting that a similar “problem was relevant in the days of Stalin’s political bureau”. After the death of the leader began the struggle for power. Khrushchev was loyal to Stalin, but, having come to power, he began a course change (“de-Stalinization”).
Hence the conclusion: the future of Russia after Putin is foggy. The authors believe that “Moscow needs a unifying leader who will succeed Putin and will be able to preserve the unity of the country at all levels so that she can cope with new problems. Whether there is such a figure is still not clear. " Regardless of what analysts say, how well the plans of the Russian president are worked out, there are examples in the history of how the upcoming change of power in Moscow led not only to destabilization, but even to the collapse of the state.
We are at a loss, we will add from ourselves what Comrade Brezhnev could have taught Boris Yeltsin, whom, according to the text of the article, he “prepared” as general secretary. It seems that the main goal of American authors is not even pointing fog at the brains of the world community, but preserving fog in their own brains.
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