Will Geneva 2 take place? - In Syria, an RT correspondent was wounded. - Tanks on the border. “Three hundred rocket launches.” - Netanyahu: Rouhani = Ahmadinejad. “If we see you, we will catch.” - The Jewish communities of Europe twice committed wrongdoing against Israel. - The new government of Egypt will buy from Russia what Mursi received for free. - Comrade Onishchenko told how America harms Russia through Georgia. - Estonians were afraid of the attack of the Russian aircraft. - Navalny decided to win the mayoral election in Moscow. - British expert: five years to Navalny is fair. - Rape, torture and sell. - The Beijing explosion. - Australia closed off from migrants. - Turn upside down. “Spy friends.” - Practicing tyrants. - The NSA will “listen” further. - How enriched in the Boston attack. - Zimmerman needs a new gun. - American bombs for the eighth wonder of the world. - Gold versus fat.
Will Geneva-2 take place? The Geneva peace talks on Syria, scheduled for July, may not take place. This statement was made by the UN Special Envoy and the League of Arab States Lakhdar Brahimi, reports "Euronews".
The second round of consultations between representatives of the United States, the Russian Federation and the United Nations ended in vain. The parties have not yet agreed even the date of the meeting. Brahimi says that the consultation should continue: “I doubt that the conference will take place in July. I very, very much hope that the countries of the region and the big powers, such as the United States and Russia, will contain the situation that is already spinning out of control, not only in Syria, but in the whole region. ”
Russia and the United States, notes Euronews, do not agree on the issue of supply weapons. US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi counterpart in Jeddah. The parties said that the Syrian rebels need to provide military assistance. In parallel, the West accuses Russia of supplying aid to Bashar Assad.
An RT correspondent was injured in Syria. In the suburbs of Damascus correspondent "RT". In the Twitter microblog of the television company it is reported: "The freelance correspondent of RT in Syria Ibrahim Issa was wounded by a fragment of a mortar shell during military operations in the suburbs of Damascus."
The report also says that at the time of the injury the correspondent of the TV channel filmed the story on the battlefield, broadcast "Vesti" with reference to Interfax.
Tanks on the border. After killing civilians during an exchange of fire between opposition fighters and Syrian Kurds, Turkey began to increase its military presence along the border with Syria, reports "But" with reference to the newspaper "Hurriyet".
Recently it became known that the Turkish F-16 and UAVs were sent from the military bases of the province of Diyarbakir. They must patrol the territories between the Turkish Dzheilpnar and the Syrian Ras al-Ain.
The General Staff of the Turkish forces also sent soldiers and tanks to the border.
And again water cannons. Police in Istanbul on the evening of July 20 used water cannons to disperse the crowd from Taksim Square, reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Kirill Zharov.
Water cannons were used against a crowd of demonstrators chanting the slogan "This is only the beginning, the struggle continues." These people wanted to go to the park Gezi. The police cordoned off the park. After several calls to disperse, to which the crowd did not respond, the authorities used water cannons.
There is evidence of the use of tear gas and, in some cases, plastic bullets, by law enforcement officers.
Three hundred rocket launches. NATO's “Patriot” ABM batteries commander Colonel Bernd Stockmann gave an interview to Turkish “Anadolu Agency”, reports MIGnews.
Colonel Stockmann says that his people "work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week."
Fixed 300 Syrian missile launches.
Netanyahu: Rouhani = Ahmadinejad. The course of Hassan Rouhani is not much different from the course of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. He stated this in an interview with the German edition of "Welt am Sontag", reports correspondent ITAR-TASS Anton Dolgunov.
Netanyahu said that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made all the most important decisions in Iran and said: “Rouhani’s position does not differ from Khamenei’s position on the development of atomic weapons.”
According to the Israeli prime minister, the Iranian president is trying to mislead Western countries. “Rouhani criticized his predecessor Ahmadinejad for allegedly being a wolf in wolf's clothing. He said that it was necessary to be a wolf in sheep's clothing, that is, to smile and create bombs, ”the prime minister said, noting that“ Iran cannot be allowed to play this game. ”
"If we see you, we catch." More Palestinian children are being drawn into conflict with Israel. Several adolescents protesting against the expansion of the territory of an Israeli settlement were on the list of persons wanted by the Israel Defense Forces, the correspondent reports "RT" Paula Slier.
Israeli soldiers are hanging posters with photos on the city walls. The texts are threats to find and catch the Palestinian guys. One warning says: “We are the army. Be careful. If we see you, we'll catch. ”
The posters appeared after tear gas and rubber bullets were used against another local Palestinian demonstration. Every Friday, residents of one village take to the streets to protest against the construction of a wall between them and a neighboring settlement. At the forefront - the children.
Jewish communities in Europe have twice guilty before Israel. European Jews are in no hurry to express support for the Israeli foreign policy, reports "RT".
The Israeli government is trying to resist the EU’s decision that the West Bank and East Jerusalem should be recognized as occupied territories, and not part of sovereign Israel. Representatives of the Jewish state asked the question: who is to blame for the situation? The list of "guilty" was compiled quickly: it included ministers, diplomats, and the media, and. Finally, the Jewish communities of Europe.
The three most influential Jewish communities in Europe are located in France, Great Britain and Germany. Leaders of all three communities have connections in the higher echelons of their governments. But they are not in a hurry to use these ties in the interests of Israel, the Newsvine portal notes.
Moreover, three years ago, Israel was shocked by the statement by the head of the Jewish community of Great Britain, Mick Davis, that Israel risks becoming an apartheid state if it does not put an end to its rule in Palestinian territory. And at the same time, the left-wing Jewish organization in Europe published a petition signed by three thousand Jews calling for the end of the occupation and the cessation of Israeli expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
However, such slogans are rather an exception. As noted by "RT", in most cases, representatives of the communities prefer to hush up these issues.
In Israel, they note that fewer and less right-wing Jews who support the occupation remain in Europe, and the number of neutral centrists or leftists is growing.
Israeli Jews have dug deeper than it seems at first glance. They accused European Jews twice.
These silent people are not able to prevent the actions of the EU authorities that threaten the position of Israel in the international arena. And these silent people are not able to provide propaganda support to the Israelis - say, to publicly state that the current policy in the West Bank is immoral and could have disastrous consequences for Israeli society.
However, many find the criticism of communities unfair. Community organizations collect tens of millions of euros a year, and their members regularly visit Israel. There they more openly express their support for Israeli politics.
Again, for this they are accused of double loyalty.
Some kind of vicious circle, add on my own.
Affected in Egypt. More than fifty people suffered this night in clashes between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Mursi east of Cairo. Riots broke out in Suez, transmits correspondent ITAR-TASS Dmitry Tarasov.
The outbreak of unrest was the attack of Islamists on a group of youth activists in one of the central districts of the city. The locals came to the rescue last, who also entered into clashes with the “Mursists”. Molotov cocktails and stones flew from both sides. Firearms were also used. Three dozen Egyptians were taken to hospital with injuries shot.
The command of the Egyptian armed forces have information that the Islamists intend to provoke the military and law enforcement officers, and then accuse them of violence. It is already known that unknown persons threw tear gas grenades at the participants in the unrest. In fact, the security forces keep distance from the protesters.
The new government of Egypt will buy from Russia what Mursi received for free. Egypt refused free Russian wheat; instead, the Middle Eastern state expressed a desire to re-establish imports of Russian grain, which was canceled by Mohammed Mursi. In the near future, the governments of Russia and Egypt will hold talks on the resumption of wheat trade, reports "RT".
Earlier, Russia offered grain to Egyptian partners as humanitarian aid. According to the new Minister of Supply Affairs of the country, Mohammed Abu Shadi, the Egyptians were “surprised” by the Russian proposal. Abu Shadi declared: “Nobody assists with grain. The possibility of humanitarian aid from Russia was unexpected, since Russia is primarily Egypt’s largest trade partner in this area. ”
Now countries will discuss procurement prices, import volumes and possible discounts. This was written by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.
The minister stressed that the previous government’s refusal to import wheat is “one of the most fatal strategic mistakes.” According to him, Egypt will increase the strategic stock of wheat from 4,2 to 6,5 million tons by the end of the fiscal year 2013-2014. This will go among other funds allocated to Egypt by Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
Comrade Onishchenko told how America harms Russia through Georgia. The work of the American Biological Laboratory in Georgia violates international conventions, poses a threat to Russia and will affect the development of economic ties, said the Chief Sanitary Doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko, reports Gazeta.Ru.
“Russia sees in this a direct violation of the BTWC (Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Biological Weapons). And this is a powerful offensive potential, ”the agency Interfax quotes Comrade Onishchenko as saying.
“As contacts, wine-making, vegetables and other agricultural products expand into Russia, our concern about the presence of a powerful and uncontrolled Georgian government biological laboratory of the US Navy will increase,” he said.
Onishchenko explained the position of Rospotrebnadzor: “Rospotrebnadzor notes with satisfaction the positive development of cooperation with the Georgian side on the restoration of economic ties. The day is close when a million liters of wine production will be supplied to Russia from Georgia. But the factor of the presence in the Georgian territory of a military laboratory of the US Navy will have a dramatically limiting effect. ” He added: “We proceed from the assumption that it is food products that are the most effective way for the entry into the human body of harmful substances that can be deliberately used for the purposes of damage to health.”
Estonians were afraid of the attacks of the Russian aircraft. As reported on July 20 Alexander Samozhnev ("Russian newspaper"), Estonian authorities accused Russia of violating its airspace.
It was about the fact that the Russian military aircraft allegedly crossed the border and was located on Estonian territory for a minute.
This information is untrue, the press service of the Western Military District reported. An-26 transport aircraft made a flight from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg and flew it in accordance with international obligations over neutral waters.
We change picky on picky. Anton Nevzlin ("Russian Germany") told that soon, according to the plan of the European Commission, employers will be able to exchange picky employees for less picky ones. For example, there are those in Romania or Croatia. Picky is going to internship in these countries.
This idea was voiced by the European Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Antonio Tajani in an interview with EurActiv. He said: “We want to encourage young workers to gain experience and knowledge in other countries. With the help of European funds, as well as money from private companies, this could be something like an Erasmus (student exchange program) for employees. ”
The Spanish state infringes on LGBT rights. The Spanish government is going to exclude lesbians and single women from the state program of assisted reproduction, writes “El País”. The relevant proposal of the Ministry of Health next week will be discussed at the Interterritorial Council on Health, reports "RT".
According to the new project of the Spanish Ministry of Health, the ability to conceive a child artificially at public expense will be available only to couples consisting of a man and a woman.
The proposal of the Ministry of Health has caused outrage LGBT. The representative of the Association for the Protection of the Rights of Sexual Minorities, Isabel Gomez, believes that by such measures the state will force lesbians to have an intimate intimate relationship with men.
Patriarch Kirill spoke about freedom of choice and the apocalyptic symptom. According to him, the colossal forces are aimed at “to convince all of us that freedom of choice is the only value, and no one has the right to encroach on this value, even when a person chooses evil, even when a person chooses socially dangerous behavior,” unless the rules of civil law are violated. ” However, the patriarch noted that it’s no secret “how easy it is to bypass all these norms,” he cites. Newsru.com with reference to Interfax.
Patriarch Kiirill said: “Recently, we are faced with huge temptations, when in some countries the choice in favor of sin is approved and justified by the law, and those who, acting according to their conscience, struggle with such laws imposed by a minority, are subject to repression. This is a very dangerous apocalyptic symptom, and we must do everything so that in the spaces of Holy Russia sin is never established by the law of the state, because it means that the people embark on the path of self-destruction. ”
Act in action. A trial of activists from the Netherlands who promoted homosexuality among minors began in Murmansk, reports Gazeta.Ru with reference to Gay.Ru.
July 20-21 at the Fregat hostel was held cultural and educational event "Youth Human Rights Camp." His program included a speech by the representative of the LGBT-Groningen organization, Chris van der Vin.
July 21 to the hostel arrived police officers and FMS. They interrogated the participants and drew up a protocol on the offense under art. 6.21.3. - "Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors committed by a foreign citizen."
Interviews taken from minors were found in the seized videos.
Navalny decided to win the election of the mayor of Moscow. Alexey Navalny intends to take part in the election of the mayor of Moscow. "We will come to the polls, and we will win," he told 20 July to his supporters gathered at the Yaroslavl station.
As passed Interfax, the train on which Navalny arrived, arrived at the station on Saturday morning. The opposition was expected by journalists and his supporters. Some of the latter were wearing T-shirts with the name of the oppositionist, some had badges with the inscription “It's not in Navalny, it's in us”.
The oppositionist expressed his gratitude for the support and said: “Carefully disagree. I am in the headquarters today, tomorrow and every day, as long as there is an opportunity. ”
"Interfax" reminds that on the eve of Mr. Navalny was released from the detention center of the city of Kirov. He was sentenced to five years in prison in the case of embezzling funds from Kirovles. However, the sentence has not yet entered into force.
In Moscow, the opposition leader is under a written undertaking not to leave.
British expert: five years Navalny - this is true. British legal expert Alexander Merkuris believes that the verdict issued by the Navalny court is fair. This is evidenced by the testimony of witnesses, which, according to Merkuris, were neglected by those who doubt the legality of the sentence.
As the channel reminds "RT", The West considers the verdict to Navalny unfair, and the case of theft of “Kirovles” property is political. On Thursday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said: "We are concerned about the violations of legal procedure and the rule of law demonstrated in the conduct of this process." PACE rapporteurs on monitoring Russia Andreas Gross and Dora Bakoyannis stated that the court’s verdict was out of proportion to the crime: “The charges against Mr. Navalny were unfounded. And even if he broke the law, the verdict was absolutely disproportionate to the offense. ”
But legal expert Alexander Merkuris believes that the opinion of people about the process was formed before the start of court proceedings. “It seems that people decided everything for themselves even before the court began to consider the case. They formed their opinion in advance, ”notes Merkuris. He also said that if you carefully examine the testimony obtained from witnesses during cross-examination, you can conclude: the verdict was rightly handed down.
Moreover, Comrade Merkuris believes that the period of five years corresponds to British criminal law: “Employees of the British criminal court believe that in the case of theft of property worth more than 6 million rubles, which is the case, the offender first once and admitting his guilt, he must receive from three to six years in prison. ”
Rape, torture and sell. The Guardian newspaper published an article telling about the deprived state of the tea plantation workers in India. They are raped, tortured and sold. The price of the employee is slightly less than 1,5 thousand rubles, indicates "RT".
And this is not all the workers' lives. The Tea Department of India announced the introduction of a new industrial standard, thanks to which growing a product will not harm the environment. This was reported by the BBC. By 2016, almost half a million tons of Indian tea will be sold in accordance with these rules. Small tea companies will be in a vulnerable position due to rising costs. Experts believe that the costs will fall primarily on the shoulders of tea pickers. Today they are paid an average of 6 rubles per day.
Western manufacturing companies are aware of the working conditions of the assemblers. However, according to them, the blame for the humiliating working conditions lies with the owners of the plantations. And they say they are not able to pay more.
The cost of the work of one person to collect raw materials, sufficient for one pack of tea, is about 50 kopecks. In British stores, this tea is sold for almost 100 rubles per pack. The average monthly salary of one collector is about 2 thousand rubles. Often planters sell each other their workers. In most cases, young girls who are exposed to violence, torture and humiliation are sold.
Beijing explosion. As Yevgeny Solovyov writes ("Russian newspaper"), in Beijing, the organizer himself suffered as a result of an explosion at the airport.
There was an explosion at the Shoud Airport. According to the Central Television of China, he blew up, he is the victim, - Ji Zhongxing 1979, born.
According to eyewitnesses, the man was sitting in a wheelchair in the arrivals area of domestic flights, shouting accusations against the authorities of his city, who "have been bullied by him all his life." Then he took out the explosives. With injuries to his hands, he was taken to hospital.
Echo of Moscow referring to the Xinhua News Agency, it clarifies that Ji Zhongxing, 34-year-old, was partially paralyzed after improper treatment. For years, 10, the Chinese filed complaints about improper treatment.
According to a police investigation, he activated an improvised explosive device at the airport. This was done when they tried to prevent him from scattering leaflets with complaints.
This information complements the channel "RT". According to some reports, a suicide suicide death note was published on the Internet, stating that he had been beaten by the police. The victim was a street vendor. For his illegal activities in 2005, he was detained and police were beaten, causing Zhongxing to become disabled.
In his blog, the Chinese told about the incident and posted a photo of the injuries received after the beating.
According to the police, earlier, Zhongxing repeatedly sent petitions to the authorities.
Australia closed from migrants. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said that foreigners arriving on the mainland by sea in search of refuge, now can not hope to get it. According to The New York Times, those who come to Australia without a visa will now be denied the right to enter.
As the "RT"they will all be redirected to the refugee center in Papua New Guinea. If these persons are recognized as refugees, they will be able to settle in this country.
Rudd signed an agreement with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, Peter O'Neill. Anyone who sails to Australian Christmas Island will be located on Papua’s Manus Island. Chances to settle in Australia will be lost not only by labor migrants, but also by “real refugees”.
In exchange for placing illegal immigrants, Australia will develop assistance programs for Papua New Guinea, notes France-Presse.
“Australians have already seen enough of people dying in the waters near our northern shores. In our country, the number of illegal carriers that profit from refugees and often ruin them and themselves is increasing. It's time to put an end to this, ”said Kevin Rudd.
Turn upside down. German politician Volker Mankhenka invites Tagesspiegel readers to imagine such a picture: Russia spies on the Internet, kills people with the help of drones, contains Guantanamo, wages a war against Iraq, as a result of which 100000 dies people ... But all this and more do USA, reminds the author of the publication. At the same time, Manhenka continues, this country is considered to be the greatest state, the American authorities believe that they are above human rights, and they are looking at everyone from top to bottom. This tells "InoTV".
Mankhen recalls that in 1949, the Americans participated in the division of Germany. In 1952, they rejected the Russians ’proposal to unify Germany. Washington used the Bundeswehr to confront the army of the USSR.
The United States, writes Mankhen, "is not a friend to anyone, they always do everything in the interests of their financial oligarchy."
However, the author of the article draws attention, Germany always speaks about America as a friend, and usually speaks negatively about Russia.
Spy friends US and German intelligence agencies jointly spied on citizens of their own and foreign countries, notes "RT".
An interview with Edward Snowden was published earlier, where he stated that the American special services "sleep in the same bed as their German colleagues." According to Deutsche Welle, the parties cooperated much more closely than it seemed before.
A number of German media outlets have published reports that the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution used spyware from the US National Security Agency.
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in February 2008, the program was installed XKeyscore, designed to "improve its ability to support the NSA in the joint fight against terrorism." German intelligence agencies collected monthly for the NSA up to 180 million data.
According to "Spiegel", recently the interaction of the German special services and the NSA has intensified. The January report by the US agency noted that the BND "is working to put pressure on the German government to adjust the application of data protection laws and provide more opportunities for the exchange of operational information."
Earlier, in an interview with Die Zeit, Angela Merkel stated that without telecommunications monitoring it would have been impossible to effectively fight against terrorism, so listening to American intelligence by private users in some cases is justified.
Appeared in the press and another statement of Frau Merkel.
As transmits "RT" With reference to Spiegel, the leaders of the German intelligence services confirmed that they had network surveillance software received from the NSA. Angela Merkel hurried to declare that she did not know about it.
The head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in the Federal Republic of Germany, Hans-Georg Masen, admitted that his department was testing the American program, but “for the time being” did not apply it. So, he stressed that XKeyScore was set to "enhance the ability to support the NSA, since we are pursuing counter-terrorism goals together."
BND Director Gerhard Schindler told Deutsche Welle that the information was collected and, in isolated cases, was transmitted to the NSA.
Practicing tyrants. The trial of Alexei Navalny, apparently, was fabricated in order to crush opponents of the Kremlin, writes "American Thinker". The 5-year term for the oppositionist caused outrage in the United States and Europe. But if someone has the moral right to criticize Putin’s regime, then it’s definitely not Western states, says journalist Clarice Feldman, whose opinion leads "InoTV".
These "posers" (as Feldman calls American and European politicians in the article "Putin and Obama: Brothers on Tyranny") themselves "constantly practice tyranny on the scale to which the existing government structures allow it."
The journalist recalls that during the 2012 presidential campaign of the year, the Federal Tax Service acted in the interests of Obama. Employees of the department paid unreasonably great attention to conservative organizations when considering applications for tax exemption. The journalist suggests that if Putin could call investigators and judges in connection with the Navalny case, then Obama is no better.
As Feldman writes, the comments of the West on the verdict to Navalny are hardly moral. After all, criticism comes from a regime that, for the sake of maintaining power, neglects the obligations established by the constitution with respect to political opponents.
The NSA will “listen” further. The US court extended the NSA's right to regularly collect data on phone calls from American citizens. The term of the previous permit, existing under the Foreign Intelligence Observation Act (FISA), expired last Friday.
As transmits "RT"The Obama administration has asked for a renewal of permission to collect data.
As enriched in the Boston terrorist attack. In the US, police arrested a woman who received nearly 500 thousand dollars from a charity fund to help victims of the terrorist attack in Boston. Now 26-year-old Audrey Gaus is charged with fraud, writes "Russian newspaper".
Gaus appealed to a charity organization, stating that she received brain damage as a result of the terrorist attack that occurred at the finish of the Boston Marathon. She claimed that she had lost her memory, that she had speech and motor impairments. Fraud paid 480 thousands of dollars.
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office discovered that Gaus was not even in Boston on the day of the tragedy.
Zimmerman needs a new gun. The Ohio State Political Assistance Committee has announced a fundraiser for civilian patrol George Zimmerman, who was recently acquitted of the murder of African American Treyvon Martin. A few days before, lawyer vigilante Mark O'Mara said that now his client needs weapons like never before, reports "RT".
Pistol Zimmerman court seized as evidence. Employees of the Committee created a fund to help Zimmerman, calling for a chip in 100, 50 or 25 dollars for the sake of George’s security.
At the same time, thousands of Americans took to the streets again, protesting against the justification of Zimmerman.
The largest number of protesters gathered in New York. The demonstrators chanted: “There is no justice — there is no peace!” Among them were the parents of the murdered Treyvon. The mother of the murdered teenager said at a rally in New York: “The Lord heals my heart. But when I see that so many people have gathered, he reminds me that we still have a lot to do. ”
Many consider the decision of the court racist, notes the correspondent of "RT" Nicholas Sánchez O'Donovan.
Detroit will not be bankrupt? Detroit failed to become bankrupt: a judge from Michigan ordered to temporarily suspend the procedure on the grounds that it "is contrary to the state constitution." And the thing is that civil servants were afraid of losing the right to future pension payments. This is related by Elena Bugayskaya and Ekaterina Zabrodina ("Russian newspaper").
The Michigan District Court ruled that the city was obliged to withdraw the bankruptcy petition. Detroit crisis manager Kevin Orr sent a request to the federal court. In order for the city to obtain bankrupt status, City Management must demonstrate that all measures to save the former richest industrial center have been exhausted. The American Themis sided with the Detroit civil servants who filed a class action.
Detroit's budget deficit is over 380 million dollars. The total debt of the city is from 17 to 20 billion. In the city over 78 thousands of abandoned houses. In order to save on 40%, street lighting has been reduced. Two thirds of the ambulances are out of order.
According to Detroitans, local authorities are also to blame for the city’s bankruptcy. Kveym KilPatrik, one of the last mayors who ruled the city in 2002-2008, is now in prison for financial fraud and corruption.
Correspondents of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta remind that the decision about the bankruptcy of Detroit was made by the governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder. He said that the city was not able to collect enough taxes, and then the situation would only get worse. He hired Kevin Orr, a financial law specialist, as a crisis manager.
This crisis manager didn’t even try to even sell the masterpieces exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Art (Van Gogh, Matisse, Bruegel paintings).
Experts believe that the bankruptcy procedure will continue. Michigan Attorney General appealed the decision of the district court.
American bombs for the eighth wonder of the world. Two AV-8B “Harrier” aircraft of the US Air Force dropped bombs without detonators on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The incident occurred during the joint military exercises Talisman Saber. The reason was the lack of fuel, transmits newsru.co.il.
The planes took off from the USS Bonhomme Richard aircraft carrier. They planned to drop bombs on the island of Townshend. This plan had to be abandoned due to the appearance of “risk factors” in the area. As a result, the pilots dropped two bombs at sea: they ran out of fuel, and they could not otherwise land. The bombs fell about fifty meters from the coral reefs and did not explode.
As Olga Khodinova tells ("Vesti"), fighters dropped two training bombs and two real bombs (not activated) on the Great Barrier Reef. The incident occurred during the US-Australian exercises.
The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many people call the reef the eighth wonder of the world. This is a very fragile ecosystem.
Now the Greens in the Australian Parliament are demanding that the government file a note of protest.
"We allow the US military to drop bombs on the world heritage - the Great Barrier Reef," said the senator from the Australian Green Party, Larissa Waters. “Are we completely out of our mind?” This is how we take care of this unique region - allowing foreigners to drop bombs on it? ”
Americans claim reef is fine. But the total weight of explosives is about two tons. As far as serious consequences can lead to bombing, it remains only to guess.
According to the correspondent, the coral reef protected the coast of Australia from strong waves. The extinction of corals will trigger a chain reaction of the extinction of all other species: there are hundreds of fish and birds in this area, and about five thousand species of mollusks. In addition, travel programs to the reef Australia brought about three billion US dollars annually.
However, they did not cancel the exercises.
Gold against fat. One gram of pure gold per kilogram of weight dropped - in this ratio, the authorities in Dubai (UAE) decided to pay compensation to people who are losing weight. About this tells Anna Khrustaleva ("Voice of Russia").
More than a third of the UAE’s population is obese. The authorities promise to pay compensation to the participants of the experimental program: for each kilogram of weight lost during the month, those who have lost weight will receive a gram of pure gold (approximately 45 dollars).
However, the problem of obesity in this way can not be solved, said nutritionist Michael Gavrilov:
“In fact, aid is a social prohibition on the sale of so-called food drugs — surrogates containing both salt, sugar and fat. They act on a person like cocaine, causing chemical dependence. Therefore, people are increasingly eating these poor in composition foods that do not have vitamins, but have a lot of calories. ”
Food "drugs" - this is hamburgers, french fries and other fast food, whose birthplace - the United States.
Americans for many years headed the list of the fattest people in the world. However, according to the UN, in the year 2013 they gave way to the Mexicans. Experts explain this by the poverty of the country. The less money people have, the worse their food.
According to the president of the National Association for Genetic Safety, Alexander Baranov, the once-starving African countries are now gaining extra pounds:
“Now the fattest children live in Africa. They changed the traditional food to fast food, which is supplied to the United States and to which, naturally, children “sink,” and some adults, too. The main thing that we have a tendency to childhood obesity, this is the saddest thing, because it entails a host of diseases. The consequences we see now. According to the WHO, the mortality threshold has moved: if old people died before, now the peak of mortality falls on the group of 48-52-year-olds. That is, the young began to die. "
Russia, according to the UN, takes the last but one (19-e) place in the ranking in the list of fat countries.
Thus, we add with the irony of ourselves, the higher in the country the resistance to the American “spirit”, including the expansion of fast food, the less citizens have the chance to turn into a cemetery of fattrest.
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