Fresh Arab news. Comrade Doreyd Mohamad translated the note from the Arab media into Italian, then enthusiasts translated the text into English, and now we translate it into Russian. English material dated 31 August.
As transmits liveleak.com with links to Arabic speaking channels southlebanon.org и nrttv.comThe F-22 Raptor crashed in the north of Jordan. The source of this information is the Post newspaper, published in the US state of Oklahoma. The unnamed informers report that Raptor was probably shot down by Syrian missiles (near the Syrian border). Military expert John Blue Reed told the newspaper that the downed F-22 confirms: Syria has updated C-300 defense systems or even C-400 defense systems.
The American expert also said that relations between the United States and Russia would become even more tense if it was confirmed that Moscow had delivered C-400 to Damascus.
In addition, according to the Los Angeles Times, the Syrian defense forces shot down four Tomahawk missiles. Some unnamed sources from Washington indicate that they were shot down with the help of the Pantsir batteries. The Tomahawks themselves were allegedly launched to “test” the Syrian defense system.
The same Washington sources confirmed to the newspaper that the failures with the rockets and the aircraft are the main reasons for the fact that the United States has not yet launched the attack of the SAR.
What Russia will help Syria. Russian naval group fleet near the coast of Syria monitors airspace, writes Politikus.ru.
The Russian military can transmit the received information to the Syrian air defense calculations. This will ensure the timely response of the Syrian defense to any attempts at military aggression by the United States and its allies.
US military experts believe that Russian ships will put a cross on NATO air strikes.
Under the leadership of Hagel and Dempsey. Washington has set targets for a strike in Syria, as well as the forces and means that will be involved. The military command is awaiting Barack Obama’s order. About this, as he writes "Russian newspaper"reports the Associated Press.
It is planned to strike at the military and political headquarters of Assad, the Ministry of Defense, the General Staff, the positions of the Republican Guard defending Damascus, the head office of the Ba'ath Party.
The operation will be led by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Martin Dempsey. The direct executors of the action will probably be Army General Lloyd Austin and Commander-in-Chief of the US naval forces in Europe, Admiral Bruce Clingan.
The course of the military operation is planned to be coordinated with the allies, primarily with France.
Cannibals are waiting. The armed opposition planned to launch an attack on Damascus immediately after the United States conducted a strike on Syria. This is reported by the Arab media, reports ITAR-TASS.
The Al-Manar website writes: "The Syrian opposition and its military leaders intend to launch a powerful offensive against Damascus immediately after the US conducts an air strike, the goal of the offensive is to establish control over Damascus and overthrow President Bashar al-Assad."
The militants of the opposition, as the militants say, have accumulated a large number weapons and ammunition in Al-Kalmun (a suburb of Damascus) and in northern Syria.
About the American ships. The landing ship of the US Navy "San Antonio" arrived in the Mediterranean Sea. On board are Marines, reports "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS. Also on the ship are based combat helicopters.
In the Persian Gulf zone are two US Navy aircraft carriers: "Harry Truman" and "Nimitz". In addition, the US Sixth Fleet issued an order to leave in the region the destroyer “Makhan”, which has been on duty. Now, in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, six American warships equipped with cruise missiles are awaiting Obama's order.
The American aircraft carrier Nimitz and another airliner were ordered to move west to the Red Sea to support the US attack on Syria, reports today "RT".
“This is to strengthen the reserves in this place, in case you need the capabilities and presence of a group of aircraft carrier fighters,” the Western media quoted an anonymous source in the US government.
Channel "RT" also notes that the cost of oil will rise to 125 dollars per barrel, if the West strikes at ATS. In the case of a ground operation in Washington, the price per barrel may jump to 200 dollars.
Unspecific Obama. According to Petr Martynychev (RIA News"), US senators intend to make changes to the draft resolution proposed by the White House, authorizing military action against Syria. Democratic senator Patrick Leahy told reporters about this. “The document is planned to be finalized in the Senate,” the Politico newspaper quoted Lehi.
Many legislators believe that the White House’s proposal lacks specifics. The resolution should be spelled out more clearly to be adopted, the senator believes.
As the correspondent reminds. RIA "Novosti", Barack Obama on Saturday sent the legislators a request for approval of the military operation. According to the draft resolution, the task of the Pentagon will be to deprive the Syrian regime of the ability to use weapons of mass destruction. The need for a military strike is justified in the draft by the fact that the actions of the Syrian authorities violated international norms, in particular, the Chemical Weapons Convention and the UN Security Council Resolution 1540. At the same time, the document stresses that the settlement of the conflict in Syria can be ... only political.
And you want, and prickly. Due to budget cuts in the US, the Department of Defense was left without sufficient funds to carry out a new military campaign. According to the "Washington Free Beacon", the military department will have to get government approval, said "RT".
The cost of the planned attack on Syria using aircraft carriers has not yet been announced by Chuck Hagel. But, according to experts, the Pentagon does not have enough of its own money. Therefore, the Ministry of Defense decided to consult with the Congress.
In July, General Dempsey sent a letter to the Senate stating that the operation in Syria could cost the US too much. According to his calculations, the training and support of the Syrian opposition can cost around 500 million dollars per year, while hundreds of combat units will need to be deployed and a no-fly zone will be created, which will cost 500 million more. , the creation of buffer zones and the provision of control over chemical weapons. The total cost of the operation can reach 1 billion per month!
Does Ban Ki-moon pull time? At a meeting with permanent members of the Security Council, the UN Secretary General said that it would take up to two weeks for UN inspectors to make a conclusion about whether chemical weapons were used in Syria, reports "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
At a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council (Russia, UK, China, USA, France), Ban Ki-moon urged them to adhere to the UN Charter, planning actions regarding Syria. This was stated by the official representative of the Secretary General Martin Nesirki.
During the meeting, the UN Secretary General briefed Security Council members on the work of the inspection mission investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. “The team completed the collection of samples and evidence related to the August 21 incident. They are going to return tomorrow to The Hague, where the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is located. At the same time, the samples collected by them will be sent for analysis to the laboratory, ”Nesirki said.
The inspectors intend to then return to Syria in order to continue the “investigative fact-finding measures regarding all credible allegations” about the use of chemical weapons. “Upon completion, the mission will provide a final report,” said Nesirki.
Chemical attack in Syria held the Pentagon? As Saeed al-Khalaki writes (hackersnewsbulletin.com; source of translation - "Translation"), reports from a hacked mailbox of a colonel of American intelligence show that the Pentagon probably participated in conducting a chemical attack in Syria.
Hacker published the correspondence of Colonel American Armed Forces Anthony J. Macdonald, Chief of General Staff of the Planning and Operations Department under the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the US Armed Forces on Intelligence. In the hacked mail - some information about the chemical attack in Syria.
For example, in a letter dated 22 of August, Eugene Furst congratulates the colonel on the successful operation, citing an article in the Washington Post (about a chemical attack in Syria). It is interesting here the following: from the dialogue between his wife Anthony and her friend, it becomes clear that the video with the children who were allegedly killed in himatak around Damascus was staged by American intelligence.
On the screenshots of the correspondence received by the hacker, the following phrases are visible, among others:
“As you can see, I am far from this, but our guys have tried as it should. I like to catch up with you. I hope to see you soon".
“I still think about these Syrian kids. Thank God, they are alive. I hope they will be given some gift or some money for it. ”
“I saw it too and was very scared. But Tony calmed me down. He says they did not suffer, it was done for shooting on camera. So don't worry, darling. ”
“I still think about these Syrian kids. Thank God, they are alive. I hope they will be given some gift or some money for it. ”
“I saw it too and was very scared. But Tony calmed me down. He says they did not suffer, it was done for shooting on camera. So don't worry, darling. ”
Hacker says he has penetrated the mailboxes of many other Pentagon officers. While he did not have time to read the entire correspondence, but promises: "I will upload their correspondence later."
John Kerry has a test tube. The United States has obtained evidence of the use of sarin in the Damascus suburb of 21 August: as reported "Lenta.ru" With reference to France-Presse, Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview with American television channels yesterday. According to him, the results of the analysis of hair and blood samples from the scene, which were at the disposal of the Americans, point to sarin.
New information, according to Kerry, confirms the need for an urgent military operation against the Syrian authorities. The question of this is now considering Congress. The head of the State Department called on lawmakers to sanction the use of force.
30 August, when Kerry did not yet have a "test tube", he made a statement on the situation in Syria. According to him that transmits newsru.co.ilPresident Obama decided to discuss the issue of a possible military operation with Congress and US citizens. For this reason, the authorities ordered to declassify almost all intelligence on Syria and put them in open access.
“You can make sure that our intelligence is confident: August 21 chemical weapons used the Bashar Assad regime,” said Kerry. He noted that government forces had failed to knock out opposition fighters from the suburbs of Damascus, and this was probably the reason for the use of poisonous gases. Kerry added that the United States knows exactly where and when chemical missiles were fired.
Still not to know, add on my own. The United States "knows for sure" because they themselves have dramatized everything. It would be nice to voice the name of the ogre, who gave Kerry "samples". But no, this information is not included in the "almost all intelligence" that the White House has declassified. “Almost everything” is not the same as “everything”.
As for Russia, comrade Putin believes that the Americans staged a provocation.
"In the conditions of the offensive of the Syrian army, to say that the Syrian government used chemical weapons is utter foolishness," Putin said in Vladivostok, "Voice of Russia".
Putin is confident that the Syrian government did not use chemical weapons. It was a provocation.
The Russian leader said: “With regard to this case, as is known, the Syrian government has previously appealed to the international community to inspect, as they believed, the use of chemical weapons to kill people by militants, but this, unfortunately, was not done.”
“Now government troops are attacking. Therefore, I am convinced that this is nothing more than a provocation of those who want to draw other countries into the Syrian conflict, and who want to get support from powerful participants in international activities, primarily the United States, ”the president concluded.
He further reminded Barack Obama that he was the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. “I would turn to Obama as the Nobel Peace Prize laureate: before using force in Syria, you need to think about future victims,” said Vladimir Putin.
The President of the Russian Federation believes that the G20 summit could become a “platform for discussing the problem of Syria”.
Comrade Maduro also demanded peace from Obama. As transmits correspondent RIA "News" Dmitry ZnamenskyThe Venezuelan president said that he sent a message to Barack Obama asking him not to allow military intervention in the situation in Syria.
“I just sent a letter of peace to President Obama on behalf of our homeland and independent representatives, in which I emphasize that we love humanity. Peace, Peace! ”Maduro wrote in a Twitter microblog.
Comrade Maduro considers a possible US operation in Syria unnecessary, unfair and criminal.
Obama is trapped. The American president said he would not give the order to start a military operation against Syria, until the appropriate decision is not taken by Congress.
Political analyst Dmitry Babich, whose words are quoted "RT", believes that Obama is afraid of responsibility: “He is afraid of 100% to take responsibility for the consequences of the war in Syria. Obama thinks so - it seems to be a decision to be made, but let it be that if someone else is responsible, not me. ”
The US Congress, Babich believes, will also try to shift the responsibility onto someone, for example, the Security Council. For example, one can expect a statement from him: “We will vote only after a certain number of members of the UN Security Council speak out for this decision”.
A political analyst also said: “Now we can say that the Obama administration has not calculated, first, by underestimating the potential of Bashar al-Assad, who has been in power for two years, contrary to forecasts. Therefore, it was decided to "correct" what was said by analysts using missiles and bombs. But the opinion about the full support of the Syrian operation, primarily from the UK, turned out to be erroneous. And against the background of these analysts' mistakes, Obama is trying to enlist the support of the US Congress. Immediately Obama makes another mistake - image. He said that the United States does not need the approval of the UN Security Council to attack Syria. What is this country that does not consider the opinion of the UN? "
Sergei Markov, director of the Institute for Political Studies, believes that the US president was trapped by American generals and intelligence agencies: “For sure, opposition fighters used poisonous substances, because it makes sense for Bashar Asad to use such weapons when he defeats militants and when experts are in the country UN, there is no.
According to the analyst, the decision of the United States to start a war will be “insane”: after all, both NATO members, the British parliament, and Russia and China opposed the use of force.
Konstantin Sokolov, Vice-President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems, also commented on Obama’s statement on Syria: “This is a political hysteria, because the president is forced to justify the attack on Syria by saying that the opposition, on which the US relied, loses to the army of Bashar Al-Assad. Indeed, recently a crushing blow was struck on mercenaries fighting on the side of the Syrian opposition. ”
In an interview with RT, Comrade Sokolov also said that “the game around Syria is primarily an informational and psychological operation aimed at ensuring that the Syrian allies refuse to cooperate with Damascus in the conditions of the alleged defeat of Bashar al-Assad”.
How does the US improve authority in the Middle East. A US strike on Syria will restore American containment policy in the region. This was stated by the former head of the Israeli military intelligence (AMAN) and the director of the Institute of National Studies, Amos Yadlin, reports MIGnews.com.
Yadlin and institute researcher Avner Golov outlined Israel’s short-term and long-term interests in the context of a possible US strike on Syria.
The main Israeli interest from the attack on the Assad regime: “He would definitely explain: the price of using weapons of mass destruction is extremely high. This interest is essential to deter all Middle Eastern leaders who have considered using these weapons against Israel. ”
In addition, it is important for Israel that the US re-position itself as a state with strategic influence in the Middle East. Asadu’s tough response will improve US regional authority and containment policies in the region compared with the traditional and non-traditional behavior of competitors.
Restoring American politics in the Middle East will strengthen the status of Washington and the status of its allies, including Israel, in the context of the regional struggle between moderate and radical camps.
“It’s very important for Israel that Iran see the special determination of Washington to adhere to the statements and promises made by President Obama regarding the so-called“ red line ”. Tehran, for its part, is weighing the policy of the American "red line" against him. The consistency of the US administration in this matter will not allow Iran to promote its military nuclear program. President Obama’s actions and the support he receives from his Western and regional allies will have implications for the Iranian nuclear issue, ”Yadlin and Golov write.
In the long term, “it’s vital for Israel that the fighting in Syria does not end with the victory of the Tehran-Damascus-Hezbollah axis,” the experts add.
Eastern subtleties: measures without a mandate. The foreign ministers of the Arab League countries, who met at a meeting in Cairo, called on the UN and the world community to take action against the Syrian government, which, according to the foreign ministers of the Arab League countries, used chemical weapons against civilians, reports RIA News" with reference to Reuters.
The resolution adopted at the end of the meeting spelled out a call to take all necessary measures against "the criminals who committed this crime and the Syrian regime, which is responsible for it."
As noted by Korrespondent.net With reference to RIA Novosti, the ministers of foreign affairs of the Arab League countries gathered for a meeting in Cairo did not develop legal documents giving grounds for an attack on Syria. This is reported by the Turkish agency «Anadolu».
"The meeting is not working on a resolution that would give the United States a mandate to attack Syria, but the ministers intend to urge the UN Security Council to take tough measures against crimes committed by the Syrian regime," the agency source said.
According to him, the member countries of the organization have not developed a compromise solution for action against Damascus.
The whole world is against Western military intervention in Syria. As Anastasia Popova tells ("Vesti"), in several countries, rallies against the invasion of Syria.
Demonstrations took place, for example, at the French Embassy in Brussels. Protesters at the walls chanted: "Only God, Syria and Bashar." Francois Hollande at the rally was accused of assisting terrorists, and the United States branded for gathering to oppose the legitimate authorities on the same side as Al-Qaida. The diplomats, standing behind the double fence, looked at what was happening with apprehension.
And this is what Leven Jean Bricmont, professor of physics at the Catholic University, says:
“For many years we have been told that it is our duty to get involved in the affairs of other states and to spend unthinkable money and human resources in order to start wars there that supposedly should bring peace and democracy there. But time after time it results in chaos and devastation, which are beneficial only to Israel. ”
The rally was also attended, of course, by a well-known member of the Belgian parliament, Laurent Louis, who had repeatedly opposed NATO’s participation in the war against Libya, Mali and Syria. The politician accuses the USA, France and Great Britain of colonial ambitions of being ready to destroy a sovereign country in the name of its geopolitical and economic interests.
Germany to Syria will not go. Germany will not participate in a military operation that the US can launch in connection with the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, Angela Merkel said yesterday. This tells correspondent RIA "News" Semyon Nekhoroshkin.
“No, Germany will not participate. Germany can participate only if there is a NATO mandate, a UN or a European mandate, ”said Merkel during a debate with Peer Steinbruck, her rival in the fight for the post of head of government.
Another thing - Hollande. The French president is really eager to fight.
Hollande can give the order. As the correspondent ITAR-TASS Sergey ShcherbakovThe French president confirmed his determination regarding Syria in a telephone conversation with Barack Obama.
"During the conversation, Barack Obama informed President Francois Hollande of his intention to convene a Congress, and also assured him of readiness for action," the Elysée Palace reported.
The head of the French state convened for consultation ministers in the Defense Council.
In Paris, September 4 held an extraordinary session of the French Parliament. The main issue on the agenda will be the situation in Syria. As noted in the entourage of the French president, according to the constitution, the order to launch a military operation by Hollande can be given without the approval of the National Assembly and the Senate.
The attack on the Suez Canal did not take place. The Egyptian army foiled an attempt to carry out a terrorist act on the Suez Canal. He writes about it "Russian newspaper" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
As the head of administration of the Mokhamb Memish said, the attackers were going to attack a container ship.
“The attempt failed completely,” Memish said. “Neither the vessel nor the containers suffered any damage. The servicemen acted decisively. "
The details of the incident are not given.
Mursi will appear before the criminal court. Detached from power Mohammed Mursi will be tried for "appeals for the murder" of opposition demonstrators, reports RIA News" with reference to Reuters.
Prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred the Mursi case and fourteen members of the Muslim Brotherhood to the criminal court in Cairo. They are all accused of "committing acts of violence and calling for murder."
Spanish detochkin. As Alexander Samozhnev writes ("Russian newspaper"), on the eve of the new school year in Andalusia, radical members of the Spanish trade unions robbed a supermarket. The good goal is to provide the needy population with school supplies. This was reported by the British newspaper «Independent».
“Detochkin” seized in the store ten boxes with textbooks, pencils, paints and other things for first-graders, loaded the goods into a car and drove away.
This is not just a robbery. This is an action designed to draw the attention of regional and central authorities to the difficulties of the two million poor in Andalusia. This is stated in the statement of the Union of Andalusian workers.
MIA investigates the fact of robbery. Arrested five trade union activists.
Belgium: ceiling installed for top managers of state-owned enterprises. How to transmit ITAR-TASS correspondents Denis Dubrovin and Victoria DubrovinThe government of Belgium set a new salary ceiling for top managers of state-owned enterprises as a new measure to reduce government spending. From now on, the "ceiling" will be 24 thousand euros per month excluding taxes. The salaries of the managers of SNCB, a railway transport company, and Infrabel (the railway infrastructure operator) will be almost halved: from 531 and 494, thousand euros per year, respectively.
However, the salary cap of top managers still exceeds the salary of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom (18,3 thousand euros per month).
The national debt of the kingdom today is 99,6% of the country's GDP, or 375,4 billion euros.
Greece: the judge sent a bomb. Judge D. Moccasu, who conducted terrorism cases, was mailed a bomb, reports RIA News" with reference to the Athens News Agency.
The judge, who returned from vacation, received mail in a few days, including a voluminous folder with the address of the Doctors Without Borders organization.
The letter seemed suspicious to the judge. He went to the balcony and threw the folder into the yard. There it exploded without causing harm to anyone.
According to law enforcement agencies, the letter of bomb is similar to those sent by the terrorist organization "Fire Cell Conspiracy". In particular, in the summer of bomb letters were sent to the former head of the anti-terrorist unit of the Greek police and the Association of criminal judges of Greece. The first letter caught fire at the post, the second police destroyed on the spot.
Just in July Judge Moccas authorized the arrest of two suspects in sending a bomb letter to the ex-head of the anti-terrorist unit.
The most important thing is European integration. As transmits segodnya.ua, The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada is planning to review 7 euro-integration bills at plenary sessions of September 3-6, as reported on the website of the Party of Regions.
Speaking to journalists in Makeyevka, Donetsk region on Sunday, the Chairman of the Council, Mr. Rybak, said: “I put seven laws on European integration for the first (plenary) week”.
North Korea: the expansion of the missile range. North Korea is working to expand the Sohe space missile test site located on the west coast, writes Oleg Kiryanov ("Russian newspaper").
After analyzing satellite images, experts at the Korean-American Institute of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University stated that, most likely, a platform was being built there for launching mobile rocket complexes.
Sohe is also building a new radar, parking and warehouses for storing vehicles and equipment, military barracks and roads.
Joel Witt, editor of the 38 North website, said: “It’s absolutely certain that the DPRK has plans to further develop and improve long-range missiles. If it is a new launch pad that is really being built at the test site, this means that the North intends to actively test and deploy mobile missile systems on combat duty ”.
Doses of Fukushima. A very high level of radiation was recorded at least at four sites of an emergency NPP in Japan. Experts warn that such a dose can kill a person in 4 hours, the channel said "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
The NPP staff noticed that water with high levels of radiation flows from the pipe used to connect the two tanks with coolant. Hole managed to plug. The measurement carried out on Saturday showed that the radiation in one of the water reservoirs is 1800 millisievert per hour. This means that a person near infected water would die within 4 hours.
Representatives of the "Tokyo Electric Power Co." stressed that high levels of radiation may be associated with new leaks of highly radioactive water from tanks. NPP employees are checking this version.
Forty nine billion. Almost 49 billion dollars intends to request for their needs in the next fiscal year, the Ministry of Defense of Japan. This will be a record increase in Japanese defense spending over the past 22, Oleg Kiryanov notes ("Russian newspaper").
Japan’s defense ministry intends to request 4 trillion 820 billion yen (about 48,97 billion US dollars) from the government for military needs for the next fiscal year, which begins in April 2014 g. This is 3% more than in the last fiscal year.
Neighboring countries noted with concern that this amount would be a record increase in the last 22 of the year, an increase in the military allocations of the Land of the Rising Sun.
And in the Japanese Defense Ministry, an increase in defense spending is explained by “reasons of an exclusively economic nature”: the yen began to decline against the dollar, which led to a rise in the cost of weapons that Tokyo buys from foreign allies, primarily from the United States. And still increased the cost of maintaining military personnel.
The Japanese Defense Ministry plans to purchase Global Hawk UAVs and Osprey converters. The Japanese military want to ensure the defense of the “remote islands”.
Also, the military plan to purchase an additional batch of Patriot interceptor PAC-3. They need them to repel the threat from North Korea.
Hello, Seoul! Does South Korea need a gas pipeline from Russia? This topic is devoted to the material of Oleg Kiryanov ("Russian newspaper").
“We would like to finally hear from our partners in Seoul whether they want to or not in reality, and not in words to implement the project to build a gas pipeline from Russia to South Korea through the DPRK. Hearing "no" for us is better than uncertainty, alternative markets already exist. We are aware of the controversial assessments present in the expert community and among the various political forces of South Korea regarding the prospects for the project. This is normal, but it is high time to say “we will” or “we will not”. We hope that the South Korean government will decide and give a clear answer, especially since in the coming months there will be two summits with the participation of the presidents of Russia and Korea. But in any case, we cannot wait forever, ”such an approach was voiced by a source in the government structures of the Russian Federation related to the gas pipeline project in an interview with the RG correspondent.
“The idea of a gas pipeline was Korean. She was proposed by Korean President Lee Myung-bak, we supported her. But it seems that Seoul himself cannot understand whether he needs a gas pipeline or not, ”said the source.
Southerners consider the North Korean factor to be the main danger of the project. “Seoul constantly nods in the direction of the DPRK, they say, they will start to shut off the valve and blackmail us. But, first, this behavior will affect the interests of Russia, which Pyongyang cannot ignore. Secondly, from a technical point of view, everything can be done so that the northerners do not have any valves in their hands. And you can always remember about the nuclear program of the DPRK. There are problems, but they are solvable. Moreover, we received assurances from the top North Korean leadership about the desirability of the project and its readiness to support it, ”the RG source said.
Pyongyang can receive 100-150 million dollars a year for the transit of gas through its territory. This is a lot of money. For comparison: The Kaeson Technopark gives two to three times less profit.
But there is another factor - the notorious "shale".
The interlocutor of RG said: “As far as we know, the South Korean government recently approved a plan for gas consumption and purchases for the next fifteen years. According to him, gas consumption in Korea will even decrease, but at the same time an increase in the import of shale gas from the United States has been laid, but we’re not talking about ours somehow. ”
Iron without technology. China’s airborne electronic technology will not be delivered to Su-35 fighters, the reporter said ITAR-TASS Andrey Tyulin, Deputy General Director of the Radioelectronic Technologies Concern.
“If a contract with China for the sale of the Su-35 is concluded, the Chinese side will receive only iron.” “Mathematics” and control algorithms, that is, technologies, will not be provided for them, ”he said. “So do the Americans,” added the deputy director general.
For example, China will not be provided with the technology of inertial inertial navigation system.
Jiang Zemin arrested. In China, the fight against corruption is gaining momentum. Following Bo Xilay, one of the highest-ranking functionaries of the Middle Kingdom may turn up in the dock - Jiang Jiemin, head of the state assets control committee, reports "Vesti".
The official arrested in Beijing on the eve is accused of “serious misconduct.” This is the wording used in the PRC when it comes to corruption and abuse of power.
NSA against Aeroflot. The NSA of the USA hacked into the reservation system of the Russian airline Aeroflot, according to the website of the German magazine Spiegel. According to documents declassified by E. Snowden, notes "Lenta.ru", penetration into the carrier’s system was a “significant success” of the special services.
The NSA also gained access to the internal correspondence of employees of the Al-Jazeera TV channel. Hacking these communications has also been called a great success.
About American criminals. As the correspondent ITAR-TASS Vyacheslav Filippov, the scandal around electronic surveillance by the American and British intelligence agencies is not over. This opinion was expressed by the candidate for the post of Chancellor of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Peer Steinbrück, during the election debates with Angela Merkel.
The Social Democrat noted that the extent of the damage inflicted on Germany by espionage from the United States and Great Britain is unknown. He also pointed out that for such actions in Germany "should be a criminal punishment."
Angela Merkel, for her part, assured: "There is no reason not to trust the Americans."
Microsoft and Google decided to sue their government. Corporations announced that they had filed a lawsuit that led to a sharpening of the legal struggle against the Foreign Intelligence Observation Act (FISA). This is stated in the material channel "RT"that cited the British newspaper The Guardian.
In the Microsoft blog, General Counsel Brad Smith complained about the fact that the government still forbids publishing information about NSA requests: "We believe that we have the right to share information with citizens."
The two companies filed lawsuits back in June, demanding that they be allowed to publish surveillance information, in accordance with the first amendment to the American Constitution.
“Over the past few weeks, we have agreed with the Department of Justice 6 once more to extend the period in which the government must respond to these lawsuits,” Brad Smith wrote. But the negotiations failed, so the companies decided to go to court.
Bush Senior buried Mandela. The office of former US President George W. Bush announced the death of former South African leader Nelson Mandela yesterday, reports RIA News" with reference to Politico.
George Bush Sr. and his wife expressed their condolences to the family of Mandela and the people of South Africa: "Barbara and I regret the departure of one of the greatest defenders of freedom." Bush stressed: "He was a courageous man who influenced the course stories In your country. Barbara and I express our condolences to the family of the highly respected President Mandela. ”
Curiously, Jim McGrath, the Bush spokesman who published this statement, later assessed the message as a mistake — not simple, but “stupid.” He wrote in the Twitter microblog that it was a “stupid mistake.” McGrath apologized and explained that he had misread the headline of the news in the Washington Post.
Meanwhile, N. Mandela was discharged from the hospital and returned to his home in Johannesburg. He is there under the care of doctors.
A representative like McGrath, let us add, is quite suitable for the office of the Bush family.
It is noteworthy that the “funeral” South African history, but of a slightly different kind, happened in 2009 with George W. Bush. As notes RBC, South African television channel "ETV News" launched a message about the death of 43-th US President. The message was intended for testing the running line and was accidentally launched on the air.
Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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