Bloody Friday? The command of the Egyptian armed forces promises not to use force against the demonstrators, although there are mass Islamist rallies expected in the country. After the Friday prayer, hundreds of thousands of people will take to the streets to support Mohammed Mursi. Collisions are already coming from Giza.
"Vesti" With reference to ITAR-TASS, 25 armored personnel carriers were sent to Zakazik in the province of Sharqia. There is information about three armed attacks on military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, near the border with the Gaza Strip. Unidentified persons fired at the checkpoints with grenade launchers: one was killed and three soldiers were wounded.
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood is arrested. Yesterday, Egyptian police arrested Mohammed Badi, who was accused of inciting the killing of demonstrators during recent protests. According to "Lenta.ru" With reference to France-Presse, the politician was arrested in Marsa Matruh.
Police are looking for his deputy, Khairat al-Shater, who is suspected of provoking riots at the headquarters of the movement, which killed eight people.
Earlier, several leaders of the Brothers were detained: Parliament Speaker Saad El-Katatn and Rashad Bayyumi (also Deputy Badi).
It is curious that interim President Adly Mansour declared that the “Muslim Brotherhood” is an important and integral part of Egyptian society, and it’s unacceptable to arrange a hunt for them.
Three from America. US Secretary of State John Kerry, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, as well as Assistant to the US President for National Security Susan Rice gathered and discussed the Egyptian situation. They phoned their colleagues in Egypt, in Israel, Qatar, Norway, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates. This was reported yesterday by the representative of the National Security Council of the White House Bernadette Mihan, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov.
Kerry spoke with high-ranking Egyptian officials, the Israeli Prime Minister, and the foreign ministers of Qatar, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Hagel held consultations with the Ministers of Defense of Egypt and Israel.
Then, in the Situation Room of the White House, Barack Obama held a meeting with his foreign policy and national security advisers, which reviewed the situation in Egypt.
The White House issued a statement. The United States believes that the Egyptian armed forces, who removed Mursi from office, should transfer power to a democratically elected civilian government as soon as possible. “Members of the presidential national security team are in contact with Egyptian officials and our partners in the region to bring to their attention a signal about the importance of returning full authority to the democratically elected government as soon as possible and responsibly,” the NSS representative said.
Also, the United States began to explore the question of whether they can continue to provide Cairo with financial assistance, including military. US law prohibits the provision of financial assistance to states in which legitimately elected leaders have been removed from power.
The economic benefits of the military. Leonid Guryanov ("Voice of Russia") indicates that the removal of Mursi led to a record growth in the Egyptian stock market over the past year: they exceeded 8%.
During the short period of the new president’s reign, economic problems became aggravated. Every fourth resident of the country lives below the poverty line. Official unemployment is more than ten percent, however, experts are confident that the real figure is three times higher. The result of the policy of the new authorities was the reduction of income from tourism. Foreign exchange reserves fell to 13 billion dollars. At the same time, Egypt is dependent on food imports, bought just for the currency.
Mursi was counting on foreign loans: he wanted to borrow as many 30 billions of dollars. However, internal instability in the country did not contribute to the success of credit negotiations.
It is not surprising, the journalist notes that the authorities decided to take an “effective owner”. For nearly six decades, the country was ruled by the military. The army has acquired extensive assets in the economy, for example, in the tourism sector. Political scientists predict that the military will control the situation. And for the economy of Egypt, which grew by 2010-6 percent per year until 7, this is the most favorable option.
The players of foreign markets are also interested in Egyptian stabilization. Oil has already risen in price: after all, unrest can lead to disruptions in supply through the Suez Canal.
"Bearded Mubarak." The topic of Egypt is covered in a new review of Western newspapers. "Inopressa".
Egypt rolled back to the point where it was two years ago, writes The Guardian in an editorial. Displaced the first Egyptian president, elected democratically. General Al-Sissi called for early elections and a revision of the constitution, but did not set deadlines.
“The new regime is not at all liberal,” the publication believes. To begin with, the regime closed the television stations that covered the demonstrations of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested.
At the same time, the newspaper admits that Mursi did not keep his promise to represent the interests of all the forces that overthrew Mubarak.
Mursi, who promised to be the "president of all Egyptians", made a fatal mistake by making only the Islamist camp his support, said Le Figaro journalist Delphine Minui.
The reign of M. Mursi began with a “honeymoon”. “You are the source of power and legitimacy,” he addressed the people a year ago, on the eve of the official assumption of office. However, in a fairly short time, Mursi, nicknamed “the bearded Mubarak,” turned away from himself not only his opponents, but also those who wanted to give a chance to the democratically elected president of Egypt.
“When he came to power, he became the head of a state that was not subordinate to him,” explains the expert on Egypt and political Islam, Stefan Lacroix. “In fact, he was doomed to failure from the very beginning.”
Mursi’s trouble is that he did not know how to rule collectively, relying solely on the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamists, the author said. A fatal mistake was the imposition of a constitution on 2012 of the year in the country.
He made a number of miscalculations in the economy. By increasing the wage fund to appease the masses, President Mursi failed to attract foreign investors or tourists to the country.
Well, the last straw that broke the cup of people's patience was Mursi’s attempt to make a deal with the "devil." In mid-June 2013, he attended a meeting of radical Islamists, where he openly called for jihad in Syria. This caused a strong discontent of the military.
Headquarters Mursi called his removal "a real military coup." This view is not shared by the Egyptian ambassador to the United States, Mohammed Taufiq, from whom Foreign Policy correspondent Isaac Stone Fish interviewed.
“It was not the military who began this, it was a popular uprising,” said Taufik. Egyptian people made a choice: more than 10 million people took to the streets in the main cities of the country.
“Instead of submitting to what the Egyptian people wanted, the Muslim Brotherhood decided to mobilize some of its supporters and exacerbated the situation. The army had nothing to do but to intervene, ”the journalist reports Taufik.
According to the diplomat, "the United States has absolutely nothing to do with the decisions of the Egyptian people." He also expressed the wish for America to support Egypt’s transition to democracy.
The political events of the last days in Egypt are overshadowed by the increase in violence in Cairo. “In a few days, almost a hundred acts of sexual violence against women were committed on Tahrir Square in Cairo,” Eleonora Vio wrote in La Repubblica. - Women are attacked with knives, sticks, chains, chairs. They are undressed and very often raped. ”
The publication notes: “Although attempts are being made not to regard these rapes as political actions, many activists in the square do not hesitate to point to the Muslim Brotherhood, who are trying to compromise the democratic and peaceful revolutionary messages of the protesters. These days, human rights organizations are urging women not to go to the square. There are people who have been paid to attack women and destroy the image of the protests. Human Rights Watch yesterday asked the Egyptian authorities to take urgent measures against the high level of violence. ”
Says comrade Lavrov. The Russian Foreign Minister expressed his country's concern over the strengthening of coordination between Al-Qaida’s factions in Syria and its attempts to undermine efforts to advance peace, reports SANA.
In an interview with the Algerian newspaper Al-Khabar, he said that the activities of Al-Qaida in the UAR leads to an increase in inter-religious and inter-ethnic hostility. He noted that extremists commit heinous crimes. Acts of terrorism in public places, a massacre in the village of Hatla in the province of Deir-ez-Zor, where 60 residents were killed, apartment bombings, the execution of religious figures - all this is their doing.
Comrade Lavrov confirmed that Russia rejects the plans of arming the Syrian "opposition" put forward by Western countries.
Lavrov noted that the position of his country is not based on the geopolitical goals of Russia in Syria. Moscow advocates that the Syrians themselves determine their future - on a democratic basis. He stressed that Russia does not intervene in the Syrian crisis, but strongly condemns the manifestations of terror, extremism and violence against citizens. The Russian Foreign Minister noted that his country calls for resolving the crisis through political means, without foreign intervention. Russia's position coincides with the norms of international law.
"Living Shield". A statement by the Syrian Foreign Ministry says that armed extremists are keeping civilians alive, using it as “human shields”. The Syrian government yesterday appealed to the International Committee of the Red Cross with a request to “deliver humanitarian aid to the residents of the areas occupied by the terrorists and evacuate them through safe passages,” the channel "RT".
The SAR army is conducting an “anti-terrorist operation in Homs to restore security there and create conditions for the residents to return to their homes,” ITAR-TASS quoted the Foreign Ministry’s statement. The document states that "The United States and other participants in the anti-Syrian conspiracy are fanning a campaign of lies and fabrications around the situation in Homs, while ignoring the crimes that militants are terrorizing its inhabitants."
Not sarin, and antifreeze. The substance with which alleged militants were detained in Turkey on the border with Syria is not sarin, but antifreeze. This was announced on Wednesday by the Turkish ambassador to the Russian Federation Aydin Adnan Sezgin, reports RIA News".
He said: “The substance seized from alleged militants detained in Turkey has been carefully studied. As it turned out, it was antifreeze, and we informed our Russian colleagues about this. ”
RIA "News»Recalled that in May, the media reported that employees of the Turkish intelligence services had arrested in the province of Adana in southern Turkey 12 members of the Syrian opposition group, from which two kilograms of sarin were seized. Moscow advocated a thorough investigation.
China: the end of non-interference policy. Sergey Manukov ("Expert Kazakhstan") writes that the Chinese want to send troops to Mali, and also threaten the Philippines with a powerful counter-attack.
As the analyst notes, China refuses the policy of non-interference. Beijing offered to include Chinese troops in the UN peacekeeping contingent, which will replace the French in Mali. Diplomats talk about a radical foreign policy turn of the Middle Kingdom. It is rumored that in the highest echelons of the Chinese authorities came to the conclusion: the expanding interests of the country require serious protection around the globe in word and deed.
Beijing for the first time offered forces to participate in a UN peacekeeping operation. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called the proposal "a breakthrough." It is believed that Beijing is proposing to send a detachment to Africa in 500 people.
“More than 1800 Chinese troops are participating in various peacekeeping operations around the world. By the way, China allocates people to UN peacekeeping operations more than the rest of the permanent members of the UN Security Council. Here, however, it should be borne in mind that earlier it was only the military doctors, engineering and other troops that are not called combat. ”
The appearance of Chinese troops outside the borders of the Celestial Kingdom was met with alarm by the world community. The Philippines was especially worried: their state-run Chinese media on Saturday warned about a counterstrike. The meaning of the message is that Beijing will not be indifferent to watch the provocations of Manila in the South China Sea. The warning came at a time when the foreign ministers of the ASEAN countries, including China, agreed to begin consultations in September to establish a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes. At stake are large oil fields in the area of the Spratly Islands. Beijing and Manila have been arguing over the islands for more than a decade, and Beijing is behaving more aggressively.
For the insult of Comrade Morales. Leaders of several countries of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) demanded a public apology from the governments of France, Portugal, Italy and Spain in connection with the incident with Evo Morales, whose aircraft were forbidden to use the airspace and airports of these countries, reports correspondent RIA Novosti Oleg Vyazmitinov with reference to the television channel "Telesur".
Participants in the meeting condemned violations of basic norms, principles of international law and the principle of immunity of heads of state, according to a declaration of the meeting read by Bolivian Foreign Minister David Chokeuanca.
The document contains a requirement for the UN and other international organizations to make appropriate statements in connection with violations of international treaties and non-compliance with immunity against the Bolivian president.
The meeting in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba was held in the presence of the leaders of Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, Suriname, Uruguay and Ecuador. Paraguay has not yet regained membership. Brazil sent to the meeting a special representative with the rank of deputy foreign minister. The leaders of Peru, Chile and Colombia did not arrive at the meeting.
The heads of state who spoke at the meeting demanded an apology from European countries, and the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said that if something like this happened to the European leader or the US President, it would be viewed as a pretext for war.
Evo Morales warned that he could close the US embassy, whose authorities he accuses of pressure on European countries that had forbidden his plane to land.
"Whoever contacts Bolivia will contact Venezuela." Nicolas Maduro at a meeting of the Union of South American Nations in Cochabamba promised to support Bolivia in the event of a further development of the situation with the ban on the passage of Comrade Morales over European countries, reports correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry Znamensky.
“Whoever contacts Bolivia will contact Venezuela,” Latin American media quoted Maduro as saying.
According to Maduro, he was in Belarus during the European incident with the plane, and after returning and a short respite flew from Caracas to Cochabamba. “It’s worth it - for the dignity of Latin America,” said the Venezuelan leader.
"Now is not the time to save power in the face of aggression against the head of the South American state, they played with the life of President Evo Morales ... What would happen if something happened to his life," Maduro said.
According to the Venezuelan leader, the authorities of European countries violated the immunity of the president, which is not surprising, because the countries of Europe "are led by the CIA, the US elite." Maduro said: “The sad hour has come for Europe, but we (Latin America) are united as never before.”
About fans of hunting people. In 2012, the European Union received the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to confirm that Europe deserves this honor by defending freedom of information, no matter how strong the political pressure from the United States. This is stated in an article written by Julian Assange in collaboration with the Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders, Christoph Delloire for «Le Monde» (source abbr. translation - "Inopressa").
Edward Snowden asked two dozen states for political asylum, but the EU countries, first of all France and Germany, are obliged to give him a warm welcome, the authors say.
Debunkers are people who provide confidential information in spite of their official or unofficial obligations to keep it secret, the article says. In 2010, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe decided that those who sincerely denounced illegal actions (including members of the armed forces and intelligence officers) should receive protection.
The authors of the publication ask themselves the question: “Who, with the exception of a number of lovers of hunting for people who call him a traitor, and sophists immersed in disputes about legal intricacies, can seriously question the fact that Edward Snowden is a whistleblower?”
Leaving Snowden at the Moscow airport, European countries will thus renounce their own principles. “It would be inconsistent to shout as announced through diplomatic channels and throw the author of the revelations,” said Assange and Deloire.
As transmits RIA News", the leader of the French National Front, Marine Le Pen, deeply regrets the refusal of the country's authorities to grant political asylum to Snowden.
Yesterday it became known that the French authorities, having considered the request of Snowden and "taking into account the situation of the interested party", decided to deny the ex-CIA employee to provide asylum.
“While <...> there was an opportunity to provide protection for France to the true benefactor of humanity, the French government said its dry" no ", - said in a statement Le Pen.
"This decision demonstrates the extreme need for France to elect leaders who will stop protecting US interests," she added.
Big French brother. France has its own system of global electronic surveillance, similar to the US, the journalists write "Le Monde", reports RIA News".
They note that France was rather indignant at hearing about the espionage of the US special services. Le Monde journalists believe there are two reasons for this: 1) in France knew about this American system; 2) French intelligence services themselves collect data on Internet activities and phone calls of users in the country. French intelligence services intercept emails, SMS, analyze social networks and even study phone bills. The intercepted information is stored for years.
The system is called General Directorate of External Security (DGSE). Journalists found in open access documents testifying not only about its existence, but also about the details of its functioning. Found evidence contextual search and the formation of metadata.
Sarkozy pooderzhdalsya. Yesterday, Nicolas Sarkozy left the Constitutional Council - the highest body of France that controls compliance with the Constitution. So he protested against the decision made by the COP.
Earlier transmit "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS, the Council concluded that Sarkozy had exceeded the upper limit of the statutory expenses for the 2012 election campaign of the year to 466 thousand euros. Now the policy will not reimburse part of the cost of elections (approximately 10 million euros). Moreover, he will have to pay about 500 thousand euros to the treasury.
Toilet scandal in the British Parliament. For the toilet cistern in the House of Commons were found notes from Labor leader Ed Miliband, transmits channel "RT".
Toilet notes are addressed to David Cameron and offer answers to pre-arranged questions to the briefing.
Now, some ministers believe that Miliband could very well make such a move by writing a few remarks about donor organizations and charities in the UK. Others think that the notes were fabricated to discredit the scandalous politician with a “toilet business”.
A couple of days ago, according to The Times, members of the British parliament decided to repair the toilets of the department for $ 150 thousand. Representative of the Alliance of Taxpayers Matthew Sinclair outraged such waste, and he appealed the decision of the British authorities, saying that they want to launder the money.
Three thousand and one hundred fifty. A protest against the policy of the government of Bulgaria took place yesterday in Sofia. About 3 thousand people gathered at the rally, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Igor Brovarnik.
Protesters marched through the streets of the city, demanding the resignation of the cabinet of ministers headed by Plamen Oresharski.
At the same time, the action of supporters of the government course was held. She gathered ... about 150 people.
In Riga, burned the EU flag. As transmits rus.DELFI.lv, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Latvia, Richard Kozlovskis, said that burning the EU flag by participants of the protest action against the introduction of the euro in Latvia is an unacceptable method of protest.
Condemned the action and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Edgar Rinkevich. “If the citizens of Latvia burn the EU flag, this suggests that they are against freedom, tolerance and welfare. And this is sad for me, ”rus.DELFI.lv quotes him.
Last night, around 100 people gathered in a protest against the introduction of the euro by the Latvia for the Lat Society at the Freedom Monument in Riga. Protesters burned the flag of the European Union.
Against neo-Nazism? We will punish! The Commission of the Seimas of Latvia on mandates, ethics and statements issued a warning to the deputy from the opposition association Consent Center, Irina Tsvetkova, for her statement about the revival of neo-Nazism in the country. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to "DELFI".
This is the most severe punishment for ethical violation provided for in the regulations of the Seimas. The commission decided that Tsvetkova violated the seventh article of the deputy’s code of ethics, calling for avoiding offensive statements and basing in her statements “only on facts, their honest interpretation and argumentation”.
Tsvetkova said that journalists had distorted her words. The reason for the trial turned out to be an interview taken from a deputy and published on www.rubaltic.ru.
In it, she stated that the revival of neo-Nazism in Latvia “is the reality that has been observed during the last 20 years of independence”. Tsvetkova called the “dangerous manifestation of neo-Nazism” the assignment of Latvian citizenship to former legionaries and their descendants living in New Zealand, Brazil and Australia. The representative of the "CA" also stated that part of the Latvian society wants to revise the results of the Second World War.
As indicated by Lenta, in the autumn of 2012, discontent with Tsvetkova’s statements was also expressed by the Daugava Hawks. Representatives of the organization were going to sue the deputy, who called the "Hawks" followers of the ideas of the Third Reich.
To live in Latvia is good. Valery Moshev ("Voice of Russia") asked the chief editor of the Information Portal of the Russian community of Latvia, Sergey Malakhovsky, about how it lives in Latvia.
In the “clean” Riga cafes, comrade Malakhovsky said, mostly Western tourists sit. Rigans have no money for coffee (two dollars a cup) and a croissant (one and a half dollars). In Riga, people are offered to work “for food”: the salary they receive is enough to get to work and food.
“Plus, the“ Western ”requirements of most employers: for example, in the supermarket system, there is a constant shortage of cashiers - few people linger at work, where even the toilet can be left no more than 10 minutes and a half hours (fixed!), you get just enough to work together with a colleague to rent a room while waiting for you to finally be able to go abroad to work ... ”
However, officials live better:
“There is, however, a part of society that lives very well - these are officials, who are now divorced as cockroaches in a Soviet communal apartment. They live in good apartments, bought with a mortgage, ride good new cars taken on credit ... And they lose everything as soon as they lose their jobs - nobody canceled payments on mortgages and loans. Therefore, either by hook or by crook, they cling to their workplace, or (who are smarter) also leave for work abroad. Well, if the head of the Liepaja city police sent the service away and went to Norway, what can I say? ”
Usurers-public utilities thrive in Latvia: there are cases in Riga when the debt on utility payments is 500-600 dollars, and fines have been paid for a couple of thousand. Get out of the debt trap at the current level of wages can only be selling an apartment, said the journalist.
“... my good friend Mikhail: a Riga resident, a teacher by education, he is forced to work in England as a garbage collector to support his family. <...> Another friend of mine, a journalist from God, with whom we worked back in Soviet times in the then "Soviet Youth", desperate to earn a decent life, left for Ireland. He worked with everyone - from a chef assistant in a secluded hotel to a hamburger packer on a conveyor belt. And ... he returned - one of the few who returned to Latvia at all. Now he works as a truck driver for $ 5 an hour and thinks he is very lucky. "
There are many examples of these in Latvia. “You go along with the high school students on the bus,” says Malakhovsky, “and you listen to their conversations: everything is already scheduled — who will go to what country and after what class ...”
“A wonderful analyst, columnist Leonid Fedoseyev worked for us in the newspaper“ Hour ”. For several years he had been waiting for a “planned” operation on the heart (“planned” - this is when the state allocates money for a strictly measured number of free operations, and patients have been standing in line for years) - and it never came. In the fourth year of waiting, we buried Lenya ... "
Comrade Malakhovsky does not advise Russians to envy the inhabitants of the Baltic countries: “God forbid them be in our situation ...”
Pig flag colors. In Uralsk (the administrative center of the West Kazakhstan region), two local residents attempted to enter the consulate general of Russia with a pig painted in the colors of the Russian flag. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to Interfax.
“Visitors” were the artist Askhat Ahmedyarov and the representative of the public association “Abyroy” (“Honor and Conscience”) Maksat Aisautov. By their act, they expressed dissatisfaction with the accident of the Proton-M launch vehicle at Baikonur.
An administrative protocol was drawn up under the article “Petty hooliganism”. Akhmedyarov was fined 5,2 thousands of tenge (34 dollars). The case against Aisautov will be considered today. The police noted that in May an activist, “speculating with social problems, also committed hooligan actions and was warned.”
How Russians heat up anti-American sentiment. Relations between Russia and the United States are going through hard times, and more and more scandalous stories appear in the media, says Bill Hertz, The Washington Times correspondent. The journalist focuses on Snowden and the unsuccessful launch of the Proton-M, reports "RT".
Here is what, for example, Gertz writes: “US officials say that the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (the KGB’s successor) is conducting a coordinated campaign and is trying to exploit the theme of the former NSA officer Edward Snowden, fueling anti-American sentiment in Russia.”
American politicians believe that pro-Kremlin activist Nikolai Starikov is involved in the case, often writing for the Russian state media.
Starikov himself sent an e-mail to The Washington Times denying his connection with the intelligence agency. At the same time, he expressed satisfaction with the fact that his "modest contribution to the awareness of Russian society about what is happening in the world was estimated by Western intelligence agencies."
Hertz also analyzed the unsuccessful launch of the Proton-M launch vehicle. The author of the article does not say for certain that the Proton-M engines failed due to a cyber attack. However, in 2011, the head of the US Cyber Command, General Alexander Kit, explained on the example of the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Power Plant, what kind of catastrophic destruction a cyberwar can do ...
America is worried about the Russian radar. The US military has expressed concern that a new-generation radar station was commissioned in Armavir. The United States believes that Russia with its help intends to destabilize the balance of strategic forces in the world, reports The Washington Free Beacon. But Vladimir Putin claims that the Russian army must be prepared to repel new threats, reports "RT".
New radar is located near the Black Sea. It is designed to protect Russia from missiles launched from Europe and Iran. It is planned to install such radars around the country, probably seven.
The Pentagon is worried about the fact that Moscow is calling for the United States to disarm, but immediately strengthens the borders with anti-missile systems, writes The Washington Free Beacon.
Two with pressure cookers. Canadian police announced the arrest of two people who were preparing to commit a terrorist attack in Victoria. Not so long ago, these Canadians converted to Islam. Having built three explosive devices from conventional pressure cookers, the terrorists planned an action in the spirit of "Al-Qaeda" on Canada Day, reports "RT".
According to the New York Daily News, the arrested John Nuttal and Amanda Korodi chose to celebrate the attack the main national holiday, celebrated on July 1. The site of the attack was determined the area in front of the local parliament, where on the occasion of this holiday gathering people.
The terrorists were going to lay down three explosive devices, which, like the bombs used by the Tsarnaevs in the Boston marathon, would have been made of pressure cookers.
The wiretapping scandal is gaining new momentum. Anastasia Popova ("Vesti") reports that the deputies of the European Parliament 4 July (US Independence Day) approved a resolution condemning the intelligence activities of the US special services. Washington is now being asked to provide information about PRISM and immediately resume negotiations on an agreement between the EU and the US on the protection of personal data.
In the European Parliament there are proposals to freeze the agreement, which opens up access to the personal information of air passengers and banking data of Europeans to American intelligence agencies under the pretext of fighting terrorism. The French demand to postpone negotiations on the establishment of a transatlantic free trade zone. And there are also such comrades who insist on the cessation of flights between the two continents.
"America must learn - the world does not want to be blessed with it." Irina Popova ("Voice of Russia") interviewed the German writer Ulrich Schacht.
Speaking of the wiretapping scandal, the writer noted that “America was exposed” and it became clear that there were no barriers for the United States. Schacht believes that it is a matter of industrial espionage. He also said:
“Americans criticize everyone when someone behaves differently than they would like. But they themselves do not comply with any norms when they consider that they are acting in their national interests. We need to counteract the Americans at the international level, so that they themselves will be guided by the standards that they demand from the rest of the world. ”
Speaking about the primary role of the national state, the writer remarked:
“The development of world trade should not be to the detriment of national sovereignty. I support the increase of the role of national states in international politics, the strengthening of their structures, as well as the related international legal norms. It is unacceptable for modern interventionist philosophy to further erode and undermine international law. America must learn - the world does not want to be blessed with it. ”
More about espionage. In tracking and storing information about all the letters and parcels of Americans caught the US Postal Service. About the details of the implementation of the previously secret program "Insulation, monitoring and tracking mail" reported "The New York Times", reports "Lenta.ru".
Employees of mail photograph each envelope from the letter or a wrapper from a parcel in the territory of the USA. 160 billions of mailings are registered in the country every year.
According to the newspaper, the “Isolation ...” program was created in the USA after the microbiologist Bruce Ivins succeeded in sending letters through an 2001 to infect a person with an anthrax 22.
Protests on July 4 day. Protests against the collection of information about citizens by special services, dedicated to the Independence Day of the United States, were held in a number of American cities, correspondent RIA "Novosti" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
The protests were organized by the “Restore the Fourth Amendment” movement. Its participants believe that the authorities violate one of the most important amendments to the Constitution, which establishes the inviolability of privacy.
Protesters with posters came to the Old Capitol in Boston, where each year they read the Declaration of Independence of the country, as was first done in July 1776. “Yes, we are scanning!” - was on one of the posters, which is consonant with “Yes, we can!” - the most famous election slogan of Barack Obama.
The Reddit, Mozilla, Wordpress, human rights organizations joined the Restore the Fourth Amendment movement.
As the "Voice of America", Barack Obama congratulated compatriots on Independence Day in a weekly address. The President recalled that the first Americans fought for the revolution, but few believed in their victory. “But this was only the first of many cases when America disgraced skeptics,” Obama said. “And today, 237 years later, the USA, this incredible country, is the greatest in the world.” The land of freedom and opportunity. Global protector of peace and freedom. A ray of hope for all people who cherish these ideals. ”
Add a little bit on my own.
Dear Mr. Obama! Please do not do with Syria what you have done with Libya: you have declared yourself a protector of peace. Please, give your citizens the freedom they require (no, not in the form of a statue repaired for the holiday). Please give a ray of hope to Snowden, Manning and Assange. Please stop the harassment of journalists and think about freedom of speech. Please stop the awkward gosdepovskoe mentoring addressed to the entire planet. Please, return the Peace Prize to the Nobel Committee. After all this, you can cancel the sanctions against Iran: he will not need a bomb.
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