CIA against Syria. As Maxim Makarychev writes ("Russian newspaper"), The CIA is building up a secret training program for moderate Syrian rebels. This is explained in the Washington Post, citing anonymous sources in the US administration. The order on the secret mission of the CIA, the US president signed this year.
The article states that the CIA program is “miserable”: it allows you to prepare “only” a few hundred trained fighters (every month).
The CIA mission, as the unnamed officials say, reflects the White House’s desire to find a political solution to the conflict and develop a scenario that “will lead to a balance among the warring parties, and not to reveal a clear winner.”
The CIA "is increasing and expanding its efforts" because a certain American official said that "it became clear that the moderate opposition is losing, and not only tactically, suffering losses at a more complex, strategic level."
Newspaper sources reported that the CIA sent additional paramilitary teams to secret bases in Jordan. It is planned to double the number of militants receiving instructions from the US special services and weapon before sending to Syria.
The current and former US officials, said the correspondent. "RG", admitted to the American newspaper that this year the CIA prepared about 1000 militants.
Selective investigation. The nerve gas attack in August in the suburbs of Damascus was organized by an al-Qaeda group. The militant group operated with the support of Saudi Arabia. Interfax was once informed about this by Russian anonymous diplomatic sources. As for the United States and its allies, they are accusing the Syrian government of a sarinoff attack. In a previously published UN report, nerve gas was indeed used in large quantities in August, but, as Oksana Boyko said, the accuracy of the findings is in question. He writes about it "RT". A full UN report is expected by the end of 2013.
The inspectors visited several places in the Guta area. They took natural samples, samples of fabrics, clothing, soil. The main problem is that none of the soil tests showed sarin. But tests of blood samples of victims - showed. But this is impossible. There are two possible explanations for this. Either the UN inspectors did not know how to collect environmental samples, or the opposition attracted people who suffered from the use of sarin - but in other places. It is particularly strange that the UN inspectors in the report claim that they had clear evidence of using sarin. However, such evidence does not look like clear ones.
In addition, it is strange that UN inspectors did not want to examine the bodies of the dead. No autopsy was done.
With "Bulgarians" in their hands. France-Press reports that the expert group of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has begun to eliminate Syria’s chemical arsenal. Such data were received with reference to sources in the mission, reports "RT".
A group of 33 people arrived in Syria on October 1. The team included representatives from Russia, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, China, Canada, the Netherlands, Tunisia.
19 man - OPCW inspectors. The rest are UN employees.
As transmits RIA News", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Damascus cooperation with UN experts on chemical disarmament of Syria does not cause complaints.
“Damascus cooperates flawlessly with international experts, and we hope that this will continue in the future,” Lavrov told journalists after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Bali.
Last Sunday, write "Vesti" with reference to ITAR-TASS, the Syrian authorities have begun to destroy chemical weapons. Under the supervision of international experts, part of the arsenal of chemical warfare agents was eliminated. The announcement of this spread the UN and the OPCW.
"Syrian specialists used gas cutters and grinders to destroy or disable warheads, bombs, and equipment for mixing chemical products," the joint communiqué of both organizations notes.
The authorities of the SAR for security reasons decided not to publicly disclose the place and time of the visit of the chemical weapons stores to the OPCW inspectors. It is known that the government is transferring weapons and devices for their creation to central storage facilities in order to facilitate the process of destruction to international experts.
Who is Syria a true friend. Russia understands better than Western countries what is happening in Syria, Bashar Asad said in an interview with the German weekly Spiegel. Reports about it "Voice of Russia".
The Syrian president called Russia "a true friend." “Russians understand much better what is actually happening here. They feel reality better, comrade Asad said. “Russia is simply more independent than Europe, which largely aligns with the United States.”
As for the chemical weapons arsenals, which the Syrian authorities have, they, the President of the SAR said, are well protected from falling into the hands of the militants. In addition, agents are stored in unsuitable for combat use: “Do not worry, the vaults are very well protected. And for your comfort I want to tell you the following: the substance is stored there in a form unsuitable for combat use. Until it is prepared for combat use, no one can use it. "
Also, the Syrian leader noted that the adopted resolution of the UN Security Council on the elimination of chemical weapons in the SAR "is good." “There is not a single item in it that would not meet our interests,” comrade Asad said.
Further, the head of the SAR noted that of all the EU states only Germany and Austria have the “most objective view” on what is happening in Syria.
Giving interviews, the president has repeatedly pointed out that reports of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army "are a lie." “We did not use chemical weapons,” said Bashar Asad. “And the image of the killer of your own people, which you attribute to me, is also incorrect.”
Iraq: again a terrorist attack. In the village of Tal Afar in northern Iraq, a car filled with explosives, driven by a suicide bomber, blew up. It happened near the school playground. A minute earlier another car exploded. An explosion struck the police station. According to the authorities, 15 people died, including 10 children. Wounded 70 man transmits channel "RT".
No terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack. However, police suspect al-Qaeda-related groups.
The offer, which Iran refused. The world community must make new proposals for resolving Tehran’s nuclear program, since the last proposal made by Western partners in the “5 + 1” format is invalid. This was stated by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, reports "Voice of Russia" with reference to the RIA "News».
"The last offer made by countries in the format" 5 + 1 "(Russia, USA, France, UK, China and Germany) went to historyand now they must sit down at the negotiating table with a new approach, ”the head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
Four saboteurs. Four suspects of sabotage at a nuclear facility were arrested in Iran. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
According to the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, the detainees are interrogated. Salehi did not name their names, but explained that recently the actions of several employees of a nuclear facility seemed suspicious to the organization’s representatives. And during the inspection it turned out that they had planned a diversion.
Suspects were monitored. As a result, the investigating authorities managed to gather strong evidence.
Details are not reported.
Likes, pros, positive. Israeli students can now easily earn shekels. They just need to post positive feedback on Twitter or click on the Like button on social networks - under some materials. The government has decided to pay extra to young Israelis for the protection of state interests. But - they wanted the best, but it turned out, as always. About why the author of the program of digital diplomacy has been criticized, says Paul Slier ("RT").
A recent public opinion poll showed: attitudes toward Israel in other countries are negative. This is due to the military conflicts with Gaza and the ongoing occupation. And then there's the information war.
65 years of Israeli diplomats are fighting. They need any help. The ideal candidates are graduate students: the government is ready to pay them for pro-Israel propaganda.
Other students justify sending “likes” to true patriotism. For example, Lidor Bar David did this and explained that for a student it is a good opportunity to repay his debt to society. Receiving money for such work is normal, says the creator of the “Israelis under fire” community on Facebook.
The money allocated rather big: the total fee of students will be about a million dollars. This is not all: universities will assign special scholarships to students for maintaining digital diplomacy in Israel.
However, the campaign was ruined by ordinary rudeness.
Before the newbies started commenting on Twitter and putting likes and hashtags, they ruined the campaign from the inside. The man responsible for social media propaganda, Daniel Siman, was fired. In one of his comments on Facebook, Siman took the Palestinians as “stupid,” and in an extremely caustic manner:
“The Palestinians celebrated Nakba Day by turning on the siren in Ramallah for 65 seconds. This time they would not have even enough to stop and think about how stupid they are. ”
Critics immediately questioned the ethical side of the new campaign. Sophomore Uri Agnon was outraged by the actions of the government, telling him what to think. Instead of giving scholarships to those who want to make the country better, the government, according to the student, encourages those who say that everything is good in the country. If this were so, they would have talked about it without an order.
Moreover, according to critics, the cabinet, paying money for such work, is trying to disguise human rights violations.
A chicken is not a bird, a woman is not a man. In Saudi Arabia, women were allowed to work as lawyers. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Yesterday, the authorities issued the first attorney licenses to four women. According to the Russian Service BBC, one of them posted a photocopy of the document on the web.
In Saudi Arabia, women are severely disadvantaged in their rights. They are not actually allowed to drive a car (local driver’s licenses are not given to them, and they are not allowed to drive with a certificate from another country). Unaccompanied by a close male relative, Saudi women are prohibited from visiting government offices. Finally, women are required to obtain permission from men for travel, education, employment, and even surgery.
New clashes in Egypt. Yesterday, almost all over Egypt, clashes flared up between supporters of Mohammed Mursi and the police, reports MIGnews.com.
The MENA news agency quoted the ministry of health as reporting the death of an 28 person. 94 man received gunshot wounds.
40 years ago, Egyptian troops crossed the Suez Canal at the beginning of the last war of the country with Israel. This day was declared a national holiday. The military government hoped to dedicate the celebration to the armed forces, but the demonstrations spoiled the holiday plans. Authorities said they arrested Mursi’s 335 supporters.
The hunt for Ikrima. The counterterrorist operation in Somalia, conducted recently by US Navy special forces, was aimed at capturing a Kenyan citizen of Somali origin Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, also known as Ikrima, reports Newsru.com with reference to ITAR-TASS.
This man’s house was attacked by the US military in the Brava area. A US government spokesman confirmed to US Public Radio that the special forces target was Ikrima, a member of the Somali and Kenyan terrorist groups Al-Shabab and Al-Hijra and having links to Al-Qaida.
The operation in Somalia was carried out by the same group of special forces of the US Navy, which destroyed Osama bin Laden in 2011 year.
However, the operation in Somalia was unsuccessful. A squad of special forces ran into resistance from Al-Shabab militants and retreated after only 15-20 minutes.
WTO as a "gravedigger." The World Trade Organization may receive claims from Russia regarding the EU. This was announced at the APEC summit in Indonesia, writes Ilya Kharlamov ("Voice of Russia").
Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economic Development Alexei Likhachev believes that the WTO has long been “marking time.” The organization has not adopted a single basic document regulating the rules of the game among its members. Two months later, a ministerial conference of WTO member countries will be held in Bali, and here, according to Likhachev, it will become the “point of truth” for the global trading system.
However, Moscow emphasizes that it is not a supporter of the write-off of the WTO from the accounts. As an argument, the Kremlin points out how much effort it has spent on joining the global trading club.
Some experts note that the WTO has not solved the problem of protectionism against its own producers on the part of developed countries. But this may cause a split within the organization. This is acknowledged by the head of the WTO, Roberto Asevedo. He points out that when creating a global club, it was about the reduction of customs barriers in the agricultural sector by developing economies. In turn, the developed countries had to reduce the volume of subsidies to the industry. But nothing of the kind was done. And if the common denominator is not found at the upcoming ministerial meeting, it will become an obvious failure.
Russian agricultural producers have already experienced the results of such an inability to compromise. Since the country's accession to the WTO, the share of imported food in the grocery market in Russia has increased significantly. To compete with foreign producers, subsidized from the state budget, the domestic farmers can not.
Director of the Institute for Problems of Globalization, Mikhail Delyagin, says:
“For the past 20 years, the WTO has become the“ grave-digger ”of some of the economies. Say, the monstrous famine in Africa, which is usually attributed to the consequences of socialism, which has never been there, is in fact the result of the accession of African countries to the organization on obviously enslaving conditions. In Kyrgyzstan, after joining the WTO, there was almost a loss of statehood as a result of two revolutions. In Russia, there is a slowdown in economic growth. ”
Czech Republic: a divorce from the EU? Czech ex-president Vaclav Klaus urged his country to withdraw from the EU, reports “Russian service“ BBC ”. Klaus wrote about this in his new book.
The former president accused the European Union of interfering in the internal politics of countries, undermining the principle of freedom and sovereignty.
Vaclav Klaus himself (as prime minister) participated in the negotiations on Czech membership in the EU, calling the events a “marriage of convenience”.
Now the Czech Republic must demand a divorce, he said.
6,7 million liters of German beer. Oktoberfest, which opened two weeks ago in Munich, did not break the 2011 record of the year in terms of volume and number of visitors. This was announced by the festival leader Dieter Reiter, reports corr. ITAR-TASS Anton Dolgunov.
According to him, 6,7 million liters of beer was drunk on Teresa’s famous Meadow. The festival was visited by 6,4 million. In the record year 2011, 6,9 million people came to the party and drank 7,5 million liters of beer.
But in two weeks of festivities, according to the Bavarian “Red Cross”, 7551 guests of Oktoberfest asked for medical assistance, which is 20% less than a year earlier.
The German Oktoberfest was canceled 22 times due to wars, cholera epidemics or hyperinflation of the 20s of the 20th century. In 2001, after the September terrorist attacks in the US, the organizers decided to abandon the tent procession and the opening of the beer barrel - in solidarity with the American people.
In Britain, started a new special service. According to the correspondent. RIA News" Denis Voroshilov, from today in the UK will start working National anti-crime agency (National Crime Agency, NCA). His mission is to fight organized crime and illegal migration. The office will have a staff of over 4 thousands of employees and representative offices in 40 countries.
A source in the new department told the RIA Novosti correspondent:
“From Monday, the NCA will be at the head of measures taken in the country to combat organized crime and especially dangerous crimes. The new agency will have broader powers and scope of activities than the existing structures - the agency for the protection of children and the agency for combating organized crime. Cybercrime, major frauds, economic crimes, drug trafficking, arms trafficking, sexual exploitation of people and illegal migration will fall into the scope of its activities. ”
The agency plans to cooperate with the law enforcement agencies of 150 countries to identify international connections of criminal groups.
Readers of The Daily Mail approved the actions of Russia in relation to Greenpeace. Readers of the British newspaper The Daily Mail supported Russia's actions with respect to the vessel Greenpeace, "Vesti".
An article on the fate of the arrested British citizens was published on the publication’s website. Nevertheless, many of their compatriots are sure: Moscow did the right thing. Members of the green movement must answer for their misdeeds.
User Canadian Observer writes:
"Great news. Finally, someone acted against these self-proclaimed saviors, as they deserve. ”
Someone bert declares:
“That's why I love Russia. She does not stand on ceremony with anyone and solves all problems instantly. "
Darvatron agrees with him:
"I agree. They will not listen to empty complaints and other nonsense. There is a law: either you observe it, or you will bear responsibility for it, as it should be. ”
Pip Waller laid it all down:
“There was still a country that took concrete steps against this organization, which does not do anything, but only creates chaos and prevents people from working. A good prison term and the confiscation of the vessel are what they need to stop organizing their actions. ”
Tanks and democracy. Julia Smirnova («Die Welt»; source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") notes that the power of the Russian president is on the tanks. The journalist recalls the historic date - October 4 1993, when the White House in Moscow was shot from the tanks. The first days of Russian democracy overshadowed violence.
The then constitutional crisis had a fatal effect on the future of Russian democracy.
21 September 1993, President Yeltsin signed an 1400 decree dissolving the Supreme Council. Formally, the president had no right to do this. The parliament, in turn, removed Yeltsin from power and elected Alexander Rutskoi as the new president. October 4 Parliament was taken by storm. In December, a new Russian Constitution was adopted by referendum, which gave the head of the Russian state excessive power.
Since that time, the journalist emphasizes, “siloviki” have been gaining ever greater influence on Russian politics. The consequences of 1993 of the year became fatal when Putin came to power. He said in the material, he strengthened the power given to him by the Constitution, right up to authoritarianism.
Russian forest and fairies. American writer Achil Sharma wrote for "The New York Times" (source abbr. translation - "Inopressa") an article about their mushroom travels in Russia. For starters, he quoted his American colleague Gary Steinhart, who has Russian roots:
“We Russians love to pick mushrooms most of all, and also to get drunk and pound each other.”
But as the title, the author chose the phrase of Julia Schelkunova, a Moscow translator and guide: “If you are a normal person, you collect mushrooms. Calling yourself a "mushroom picker" is like calling yourself a "pizza eater."
The author believes that the Russian love of mushrooms is partly due to the simple fact that Russian mushrooms are among the best in the world. Sharma warns:
"Since edible and poisonous mushrooms are sometimes very similar, only a madman will start picking mushrooms in an unfamiliar forest on his own."
He himself hired mushroom pickers.
Lucky author in the vicinity of Suzdal. There he not only gathered mushrooms, but also saw a real Russian forest. The latter, in his opinion, differs from the American in that it can be seen forward hundreds of feet, "there is no feeling of tightness." The writer reports:
"In Russian literature, picking up mushrooms often symbolizes the inner life, love of one's family, freedom from tyranny, communion with something sacred."
Also Mr. Sharma captivated Beloostrov in the Leningrad region. The local forest met him with clear weather, quivering aspen leaves. He also saw children with bells attached to their clothes (bells - so that children would not get lost in the forest). The author writes:
"I always heard a faint ringing, like a forest full of fairies."
"Superdzhety" Indian assembly. Representatives of Russia and India discussed the promotion of passenger aircraft on the Indian market. Russian experts are talking about the possibility of starting the assembly of the MC-21 and "Sukhoi Superjet" in the territory of the partner country, reports "RT".
Director of the Asia and Africa Department of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Popov said: “Among the projects is the promotion of Russian aviation products with the possibility of cooperation in its production. We are talking about the “Superjet-100” and the future MC-21 aircraft, ”Popov ITAR-TASS quotes.
Answering the question whether it is a question of assembling airplanes in India, he said: “Yes, including because the Indian side tells us that in the case of transfer of production, as they considered, the cost of one machine can be reduced to 40%” .
Seoul will save on missile defense. Oleg Kiryanov ("RG") said that the South Korean government has cut spending on creating its own missile defense system (KAMD) and a system of delivering a retaliatory strike against the nuclear and missile facilities of the North (Kill Chain system).
From the draft state budget submitted by the South Korean government for approval by the parliament, 2014 trillion 1 billion won (about 119,1 billion 1 million dollars) was laid to build the missile defense system and the Kill Chain system. The central government did not fully satisfy the requests of the Ministry of Defense: the latter asked for 110 a billion won (about 117,5 million dollars) for these needs more.
By the way, based on this message, we add from ourselves, it becomes clear: the South is not so afraid of the North, as it is painted in the West.
The goal of spies is the Brazilian Ministry of Energy. Canada paired with the US spying on the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy. It became clear from the new exposing documents provided by Edward Snowden and promulgated by the Brazilian television channel Globo, the correspondent reports. RIA News" Oleg Vyazmitinov.
The published documents are owned by the Canadian Communications Security Agency (CSEC) and contain a detailed communication plan of the ministry, including telephone, email and network communications. The Canadian agency, together with the NSA, intercepted telephone conversations and electronic correspondence of officials of the said Brazilian agency. For interception the program “Olympia” was used.
The revelations are based on documents transmitted by Snowden to journalist Glenn Greenwald, who lives in Brazil, and who collaborates with the British newspaper Guardian. Greenwald himself believes that espionage "pursued clear economic goals."
Plan b"? The United States will not be able to participate in the negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. All because of it - the "shutdown" of the government.
As transmits "RT" With reference to ITAR-TASS, the US side said: “US Trade Representative Michael Frohman phoned Karel De Gucht, European Trade Commissioner, to regret that the suspension of the US government would not allow them to take part in the second round of negotiations on Transatlantic investment partnership to be held next week in Brussels. ”
Froman referred to the fact that financial constraints "make it impossible to send a full-fledged delegation of negotiators." The American trade representative promised to work with the European Commission on the preparation of an “alternative plan” that could be put into effect on the resumption of the work of the US government.
"RT" recalls that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership provides for the creation of a free trade zone between the US and the EU.
Jacob Lew counts the voices. The US House of Representatives has a number of votes sufficient to raise the national debt ceiling and resume funding for the government’s work, said US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. About the statement of the Minister said correspondent. ITAR-TASS Dmitry Kirsanov.
“There is a majority in Congress ready to do the right thing: to open the government and to ensure that we do not step into the abyss,” said the head of the US Treasury on CBC.
Speak out on the crisis and the White House spokesman Jay Carney. He wrote on Twitter: “The speaker says that“ there are not enough votes ”to adopt a“ clean ”resolution. If he is right, then why can't he prove it? ”
As for the Minister of Finance, he also made it clear that the US administration will not compromise with the Republicans. It is “in reality about their decision, we do not control it,” the minister noted.
Shale revolution? Shale radiation. As transmits "RT" With reference to ClimateCentral.org, an elevated level of radioactivity and salt content was recorded at wastewater treatment plants in the state of Pennsylvania, where water flows from oil and gas production facilities located in the Marcellus shale formation.
Experts from Duke University took water samples from the Brine wastewater treatment plant in Indiana. The radium level was 200 times higher than in samples taken upstream from the plant. This level was also much higher than the level allowed by law in the United States.
Radium can cause leukemia and other diseases.
The results of the Duke University study were published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
“Thanks to the work of sewage treatment plants, the level of radioactivity can be significantly reduced, but the water is not cleared of salts such as bromide,” said study co-author Avner Wengosh, professor of geochemistry at Duke University. He adds that even the most advanced technologies from Brine will not purify water from all pollutants.
"RT" recalls that the US is actively using hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production. Meanwhile, scientists are talking about the detrimental effects of associated methane emissions on the environment and radioactive effects.
“The case of radium is very dangerous. This is a radioactive component that increases the likelihood of genetic mutations and poses a real risk to human health, "- quoted by" RT "the words of William Schlesinger, President of the Institute for Ecosystem Research.
American samozhzhenets. A man who set himself on fire in the territory of the National Park near the Capitol, died. Reports about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to France-Presse.
Unknown died on Saturday night. The identity of the suicide has not been established: he received severe burns and will need DNA analysis and his dental chart for identification, specifies the New York Post.
On the motives of a man who, according to preliminary data, poured gasoline and set himself on fire, nothing is known.
Beyond the poverty line. Daniel Medina («The Guardian»; source of translation - "InoSMI") wondered: 15% of Americans live below the poverty line, so why is everyone silent about this? Leading media practically do not cover the problems of poverty and the working class, the author believes.
A new study by the Pew Research Center showed that from 2007 to 2012 years, 52 leading news agencies highlighted less than 1% of news space in their coverage of the problem of poverty.
One important conclusion of the experts of the Pew Center: information agencies prefer not to cover the problem of poverty, because this can cause inconvenience to potential advertisers. The latter seek to attract the attention of wealthy consumers, and not at all the poor or the poor.
Journalist Barbara Ehrenreich, who writes on social topics in Time Magazine, explains: “They just don’t want articles about poverty and difficulties next to their ads.”
Coverage of the problem of poverty - a non-profit matter, which also takes a lot of time.
In the US, according to the September Bureau of the Census, 46,5 million people (approximately 15% of the population) lives below the poverty line.
But the media does not cover this social problem. The author finds this state of affairs "meaningless and unforgivable." This, in his opinion, testifies to the inability of the information industry to fulfill its function of serving the public interest.
The author, we add, is mistaken. He would have to read Marx and Engels. At one time, these two men wrote in “German Ideology”: “... that class, which is the dominant material force of society, is at the same time its dominant spiritual power”.
It is to this class, which dominates not only in the American, but in any society, that the media serve. And such a ministry is full of material meaning. To call it “meaningless” the author clearly hurried. The media cannot serve two masters - god and mammon; The media serves only mammon.
Americans do not believe their government. US citizens no longer trust the government. Universal pessimism reached a historic high, writes fbii.org.
The newest decadence in the USA is explained, of course, primarily by problems in the economy. More than 60% of the population are dissatisfied with the current economic situation. This indicator almost does not change with 2008 year.
At the same time, ordinary Americans are increasingly unhappy with the political structure of the state. According to a poll by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 83% of Americans expressed no confidence in Congress.
Interesting here is the following. Respondents noted that interparty competition is the main reason for the inability of congressmen to come to a consensus on a number of critical issues.
"They are passionate about political struggle, not the solution of pressing problems."
"They are not able to trust each other."
"They are only interested in their own well-being, they have forgotten about the basis of America - the middle class."
"They are not able to trust each other."
"They are only interested in their own well-being, they have forgotten about the basis of America - the middle class."
With the executive, too, everything is bad: about 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with official Washington. No more than a third of citizens believe that the federal government copes well with its responsibilities. In the 1964 year, there were 62% satisfied citizens. Since then, the level of confidence in the White House, observers say, has been steadily declining.
Obama's personal rating is also going through hard times: he fluctuates between 45 and 48% for a year. "Safe" is considered an indicator in 50%. In April of this year, 98% of the black population supported the president, now there are only 78%.
In comparative dynamics, the Obama rating resembles that of Bush Jr. during his second presidency. Experts do not exclude that the current owner of the White House risks repeating the inglorious fate of its predecessor.
There and the media. The “fourth estate” also experiences a crisis of citizens' distrust. According to Gallup, only 23% of Americans fully or partially trust television news. But in 1993, the level of trust in television was 46%. Below the 25% media rating fell in 2007 year. The level of confidence of Americans in the print press also collapsed: in 2013, it was the same 23%. In 1979, 51% of Americans trusted newspapers.
At the same time, the positions of medicine were shaken in society. Pharmaceutical wars, the dubious benefits of expensive drugs, the side effects of drugs have undermined American confidence in the healthcare system. In 2003, 44% of the population was unconditionally confident in the possibilities of national health care, and today there are 35% confident. 26% do not trust doctors at all.
Well, and religion. According to a Gallup study, 77% of Americans believe that religion loses influence in society. It simply becomes an anachronism.
“It is obvious that a stable picture of the world in the minds of US citizens is bursting at the seams. Now Americans have other ideals. According to “Galllup”, a positive attitude towards sexual minorities in the country reached a historic maximum - 59%. This indicator has increased by 2001 points since 19 (from 40%), which is an unprecedented indicator over time. It is possible that in the near future, Americans will mutate into a new species, previously unknown. ”
Let us add from ourselves that their own press played a cruel joke with the Americans, shaping not only the tastes, lifestyle and fashion, but also political, social and economic predilections by the will of the rich classes. Tolerance is now in fashion - hence the achievement of the "historical maximum". In general, the paradox: Americans do not trust the press and TV, but the press and TV continue to shape their beliefs ...
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