"It was not for this that the UN was created." The Russian Federation does not share the view that weakening the ability of the permanent members of the UN Security Council to block the adoption of resolutions will have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the work of the Security Council. As stated by the Permanent Representative of Russia to the World Organization Vitaly Churkin, such a measure would lead to the opposite result. About this correspondent writes. ITAR-TASS Oleg Zelenin.
Speaking at the debates on the Council’s working methods, Comrade Churkin said: “To suppose that weakening the right of veto would lead to an increase in the effectiveness of the Security Council is a profound mistake. The result would be just the opposite. There would be a “stamping” of approaches reflecting the opinion of only one group of states. It was not for this that the UN was created. ”
The correspondent reminds that the five permanent members of the Security Council are vested with the veto: the United Kingdom, China, Russia, the United States, and France. In recent years, there have been calls to deprive them of this opportunity or to limit it. Thus, in September, Francois Hollande said that the permanent members of the Security Council would use the veto “when it comes to war crimes”. The statement was made in the midst of discussions about the need to sanction military intervention in Syria in response to a chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus.
A journalist died in Syria. The correspondent of the TV channel "Al Arabiya" Mohammad Said was killed in the province of Aleppo. On this reported October 30 on the website of the channel, transmits "Lenta.ru".
The journalist was shot from a pistol with a silencer by a man in a hood in the village of Khreytan. Information about the identity of the attacker and the circumstances of the incident is not.
Mohammad Said was a native of Aleppo and worked for various media outlets: he prepared notes and videos about the events in the province and covered the civil war.
In the area of "three borders". The correspondent of "Le Figaro" Georges Malbrunno found out how the CIA reports weapon rebels from the Free Syrian Army from the territory of Jordan, writes "Inopressa".
According to Anwar of the SSA, who has repeatedly accompanied convoys with weapons, it all starts in the “three borders” area - in the desert between Jordan, Syria and Iraq, which has long served as a refuge for smugglers.
At night, in the direction of the Syrian border, convoys from 8 machines will start from here. In the first two - the agents of the CIA, behind them - five SSA cars with weapons. Closes the column jeep with a mixed crew of employees of the CIA and the agents of the General Intelligence Service of Jordan. After passing 3 kilometer across Syrian territory, the Americans and Jordanians turn back, and the SSA fighters continue on their way to the suburbs of Damascus.
Through secure communication channels with Western special forces, the rebels receive intelligence from the Americans at any time.
“Sometimes the CIA even sends drones that travel up to 150 km over Syrian territory to warn us of the traps placed by Bashar’s army,” says Anwar.
According to the described scheme, every week from Jordan to the Damascus area 15 tons of weapons and ammunition are delivered in several stages: AK, grenade launchers, portable air defense systems, anti-tank weapons. “There are even Israeli Law rockets,” boasts Anwar. - True, the old, the first generation.
Who is the sponsor? The newspaper said that weapons are purchased with the money of Saudi Arabia. Where did this weapon come from? It is bought on the black markets of Ukraine and Bulgaria. How is it transported? Being thrown by saudi transport aviation to secluded military airfields in southern Jordan.
All this found out Malbruno. And then the weapon is shipped to the Azrak base on the border with Syria.
Then, in the suburbs of Damascus, Anwar and his subordinates distribute weapons between the SSA battalions. The process is filmed on video, which is then sent to the operational center in Amman.
During the first half of 2013, the Syrian rebels received 600 tons of military cargo from Jordan.
“The Americans were actually very active,” said Anwar. “They are now actively participating, but because of the prospect of a political decision at the peace conference in Geneva since September, the supply of arms, unfortunately, has become less common.”
And again - the chemical series? In the north-east of Syria, in the border region with Turkey, the militants used a projectile with poisonous substances. This was reported by the TV channel "Al-Mayadeen" Kurdish military source, reports Newsru.com.
The projectile exploded near the Kurdish self-defense forces checkpoint in the border town of Ras al-Ain. The source noted: "Several militias have symptoms of severe intoxication, which are accompanied by nausea and vomiting." According to the source, at the place of the projectile's burst, yellow smoke rose into the air.
"Syrian e-army" hacked Obama accounts. Hackers from the "Syrian e-army" (SEA) announced the hacking of the accounts of the President of the United States on Twitter and Facebook, reports IA "REGNUM".
According to Techworm, it was announced that the Obama election campaign site was hacked. Reports of hacking were posted directly to Obama’s accounts.
Placed links led users to the site of the Syrian e-army, which opened the video, "telling the truth about Syria."
Links on the pages of Obama in social networks have already been corrected. The work of the site of the election campaign is also restored.
Hackers blocked the Israeli highway. Three weeks after the speech of the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Beni Ganz, on cybersecurity, The Associated Press reported that hackers launched an attack on Israeli road systems. Sources said that in September, the tunnels under the Mount Carmel were closed after the attack of cybercriminals, reports "RT".
8 September was a cyber attack on the Carmel Tunnel Management System near Haifa. On 20 minutes a section of the road was blocked. It is reported that stopping the movement cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars. The next day, the hackers' actions led to the fact that the highway had to be blocked for 8 hours. A giant traffic jam formed.
Investigators say that the actions of unknown hackers resembled hacking "Anonymous". An anonymous source indicates that hackers entered the surveillance camera control system, which led to an instantaneous stopping of traffic through the tunnel.
Israeli construction. Israeli authorities plan to build about 1,5 thousand housing units in East Jerusalem, reports RIA News" with reference to France Press.
The construction is planned to be launched in the Ramat-Shlomo quarter.
The message about the upcoming construction came on the background of the release by Israel of the second group of Palestinian prisoners, whose amnesty is provided for by agreements on the resumption of the regional peace process.
Iraq asks America for help. Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, arrived yesterday in Washington. He plans to ask the US leadership for help in combating Islamic extremism, reports "Lenta.ru" with reference to Reuters.
The Iraqi Prime Minister will first of all ask the United States for urgent deliveries of “offensive arms” intended to fight terrorism. He stated this in Baghdad before flying to Washington. Among other things, al-Maliki is going to ask the Americans to speed up the sale of F-16 and combat helicopters.
Isam al-Aryan is arrested. The Egyptian authorities arrested one of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, Isam al-Aryan. This was reported by Reuters, reports ITAR-TASS.
“Yes, he was arrested, the details will be made public soon,” a source in the country's Interior Ministry told the agency.
Liberators, marauders. In Kenya, two soldiers were fired from service. They were sentenced to prison for looting at the Westgate shopping center in Nairobi, captured by terrorists in September. About this, with reference to the statement of the head of the armed forces of Kenya, Julius Karangi, reports to BBC News, "Lenta.ru". The terms to which the military were convicted are not specified.
Another soldier is under investigation. A wife of one of the servicemen was also detained: she was supposed to be trying to sell goods stolen by her husband in Westgate. This writes the local edition of "Citizen News".
The facts of looting are confirmed by the recordings of the CCTV cameras of the shopping center. They clearly show how the soldiers take something from the shelves.
Reproaches Merkel against the American president - German strategy? In the article “American espionage: we are not friends” (Die Zeit, Germany; the source of translation is "InoSMI") American Eric T. Hansen, recalling the words of Angela Merkel that spying America behaves “not friendly”, advises the Germans to recall the old saying: “Saying“ a ”, say a and“ b ”!”
“... On the one hand, Germany no longer wants to remain in the shadow of the United States and does not want them to treat it as its occupation zone, demanding the respect it is necessary to turn to such a big, successful and recognized power. On the other hand, she also wants others to touch her, having previously put on velvet gloves. ”
The journalist also recalls something else:
“Let me remind you: a person strives for ideals, loves, suffers, makes friends. Man, but not the state! The task of the state is to take care of the interests and well-being of its citizens, and above all this concerns competition with other states. There can even be no talk of friendship. ”
According to the author of the article, German intelligence (BND) is also spying on the Obama government. This is not true? Well, it means that one of the leaders of BND must be dismissed for incompetent, the author says. After all, even in times of peace, any state wants to know what others are up to - especially when it comes to such a strong competitor as the United States.
The excitement around the spy scandal is more likely associated with the time in which we live, the journalist said. Today's period stories he calls "idle talk time."
"... Today, any political statement is clothed in a kind of beneficent form, when what has been said must necessarily be associated with" understanding "and" coexistence ", with" tolerance "," values "and" a common desire for a better world. " No one dares to say that Germany is engaged in the toughest economic competition practically against all countries of the world, and that it is about ensuring its own well-being, not to mention the survival of the single European currency. ”
Meanwhile, Germany has an advantage that America does not have: loud espionage scandals bring it much more benefit, the American journalist notes. Such scandals give a rare chance to emerge as a moral winner in a fight with the United States.
“Blaming America for its lack of morality, Merkel has been gaining moral superiority for Germany, which she did not have for nearly a century. Reasonably reproach the super powerful state - what kind of politician does not dream of such a thing ?! ”
If Merkel gets an apology from the Americans, then Germany will receive the status of "equal with America." The chancellor will succeed in that which none of her predecessors has succeeded in, the author notes.
“So I can only take off my hat to Merkel. Even if she does not know how to handle a mobile phone that is protected from wiretapping, Germany, from a diplomatic point of view, is in very good hands. ”
Network "Iron Curtain". As Alena Bayanova writes ("But"), the scandal around the electronic surveillance of US intelligence agencies for the leaders of the allied US states was the reason for the revolutionary initiative of the German telecommunications giant.
The company "Deutsche Telekom" decided to create a national network, so far only for the Germans. Then the idea can be implemented in other countries of the Schengen zone. This was stated by a company representative.
The concern made a proposal to the German authorities to ban the shipment of network traffic through nodes located outside the country. The goal of the project is to protect German Internet users from overhearing by foreign special services.
The initiative leads to the emergence of the first national network system operating independently of Americans (from DNS servers in the USA and from information transfer protocols supported by the American company ICANN).
No spare parts, no specialists. And very expensive. Vitaly Kropman (Deutsche Welle), referring to Spiegel, reports that the German Air Force cannot use part of its multi-purpose Eurofighter aircraft due to technical errors, lack of spare parts and control specialists. The direct source of information is the technical service responsible for servicing the combat vehicles.
The main downtime is associated with technical errors, lack of spare parts and specialists in control, common problems with guarantees of product quality from the manufacturer - the EADS concern. In October, only 73 from more than a hundred Eurofighter aircraft could fly into the air. The fact. that these machines should have remained on the ground: it turned out that the pilot ejection system was incorrectly mounted on one plane. I had to check all the aircraft.
And another thing: the cost of the flight hour at Eurofighter, according to the publication, is approximately 80 thousand euros. This far exceeds the planned costs.
British sukuk. For the first time in history, a non-Islamic country decided to start issuing bonds (sukuk) on Sharia law. This tells Daria Kozlova ("Vesti").
Sukuk - securities that are based on the principles of Islamic law. Islam prohibits usury, including loan interest. There is no fixed yield for sukuk, and you can earn it at the expense of the profit of the financed enterprise.
New papers the British Ministry of Finance is going to release in the next calendar year on 200 million pounds. And at the Ninth World Islamic Economic Forum, which takes place in London, the creation of an Islamic index on the stock exchange of the British capital will be announced.
David Cameron recalled that over the past seven years, the volume of Islamic investment in the British economy has grown by 150%. Now he is more than a trillion pounds. Muslim companies helped build the Shard skyscraper and the Olympic Village in London.
Mail and sappers. The residence of the Government of Northern Ireland was evacuated due to the threat of an explosion. The fact is that a letter with explosives came to the Stormont Castle in Belfast, addressed to the Minister for Northern Ireland, Teresa Villiers. Government members had to call military sappers; "Vesti".
It is also reported that the day before, for the same reasons, the prosecution service in the north of Ireland was evacuated.
And last week, letters of explosives were found in the post offices of the country.
According to the suspicions, “deadly messages” are sent by local nationalists who oppose the “British occupation” and wish to create an independent state on the territory of Ireland.
EU stifles Belarus sanctions. The Council of the European Union extended the sanctions against Belarus until October 31 2014. The decision takes effect on October 30. This was reported in a press release posted on the official website of the body, writes "Lenta.ru".
The decision of Brussels was influenced by the fact that not all political prisoners in Belarus were released. The country has a low level of respect for human rights, the rule of law and democratic principles.
International alcohol pipeline on the Dniester. Ukrainian border guards dismantled a plastic pipeline in the Vinnitsa region near the border with Moldova. This was reported on the website of the State Border Service of the Republic, writes "Lenta.ru".
230-meter hose found near the village of Skadkivtsi. It was attached to a metal cable and stretched along the bottom of the Dniester towards Moldova. The press service explained that, as a rule, offenders use pipelines to transfer alcohol on the border with this republic.
Over the past two years, six alcohol pipelines were discovered on this section of the border.
It also happens that the offenders are trying to ship alcohol across the border along the river. In July last year, recalls "Lenta", the border guards detained a Ukrainian trying to pull barrels with seven tons of ethanol along the Dniester. On the Ukrainian side of the border, a man attached a winch to a tree and equipped a place to pull tanks out of the water.
According to the "Details", this type of smuggling is common on the Moldovan-Ukrainian border because of the cheapness of alcohol in Moldova.
The Berlin Wall between Ukraine and Russia. The Russian side is beginning to install barbed wire barriers on the border with Ukraine. It is not excluded that we are talking about the first step towards a new wall in Europe, Nicola Lombardozzi concludes (“La Repubblica”; the source of short translation is "Inopressa"). The author writes:
“It will be difficult to explain to Tatiana, who returned to her village Dmitrovniki in tears yesterday and began to question her relatives and friends:“ If you go along the path, can you still come to Russia? Where is my daughter with my grandchildren, is it Russia or Ukraine? Where will I sell eggs and milk? ”They explained to her that the two countries remain almost friends. She will have to go through the border checkpoint located at 40 km. She probably will not be able to carry goods, but you can cross the border. At least, until the proposals of Lavrov, who yesterday spoke "about the need for passports for citizens to cross the border, will not be accepted."
The journalist continues:
“The barbed wire on the border between Ukraine and Russia is already creating serious problems. Personal problems. Because Lugansk is a Russian-speaking city in which the Cossacks of the tsar lived for a long time. The city is populated by families who never thought about their nationality, settling on the territory in search of fertile land and work. Economic problems also arise, since small-scale trade between the rural population is already blocked. Even greater problems will arise during the transportation of industrial products, starting with the Luhanskteplovoz locomotive plant located nearby, the pride of the USSR, almost all of the company's products are intended for Russian customers, and now, according to Lavrov, it will be necessary to introduce increased customs duties for countries that do not want to join to our proposals. "
“It should be recalled that Putin, having failed with the creation of a common market for the former USSR countries, created a special organism, the Customs Union with the most promising countries. At the moment, the members of the Customs Union are the Belarus dictator Lukashenko and Kazakhstan, the former Soviet president Nazarbayev. In order to further expand the network and limit the expansion of the EU, which “took on” the former communist countries of the Warsaw Pact and the three Soviet Baltic republics, Putin most actively courted Ukraine, a country that has always been closely associated with Russia. But for the last three years, the Ukrainian president has been walking along the razor's edge, listening to the proposals of Russia and the EU. Finally, in the summer he made a decision: Ukraine will sign an association agreement with the EU, which will be the first step towards joining the European Union. ”
About Russian flash drives, chargers and Trojan horses. The Daily Telegraph, citing Italian media, reported that Russia spied on delegates at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg. This tells "RT".
The article in the British edition says that all delegates, including heads of state, were given Trojan flash drives. Participants allegedly received and chargers for phones. Special such devices that may have access to e-mail, text messages and information about calls.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Union, first expressed the assumption of “flash spies”.
A spokesman for Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, called such messages "an attempt to shift attention from real-life problems between European countries and the US to ephemeral ones."
Chechen deputies will sue Zhirinovsky. State Duma deputies from the Chechen Republic confirm their intention to sue Vladimir Zhirinovsky. They will also raise the question of depriving him of his Russian citizenship after speaking to the North Caucasus in the “Duel” program. Announced this ITAR-TASS Deputy from Chechnya, First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Khozh Magomed Vakhayev (United Russia).
On the question of whether V. Zhirinovsky would be satisfied with his public apologies, the deputy noted that such statements were made by the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party not for the first time.
“There are very interesting, intelligent guys in the Liberal Democratic Party, but if the party leader is in favor of such ideas, I believe that such a party should not exist in the Russian Federation, it must be closed,” he said.
Cause brothers Navalny. The final investigation department of the TFR in the final version presented Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg Navalny with charge of embezzling Yves Rocher Vostok LLC, reports Interfax.
Today, the brothers are accused of embezzlement by deceiving funds of Yves Rocher Vostok LLC in the amount over 26 million rubles and Multi-Field Processing Company LLC in the amount over 4 million rubles (Art. 159 of the RF Criminal Code), and legalization of funds in the amount of more than 21 million rubles (Art. 174.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
“In the near future, the IC of Russia plans to complete the investigation of this criminal case and present its materials for familiarization to the victims, the accused and their defense lawyers,” said the TFR.
“In fact, the case was all the same nonsense, which was in the previous version, when the usual commercial activities that my brother had been carrying out for three years were suddenly declared fraud, and what I have to do with it is not clear even from the accusation,” - said Navalny.
North Korean news. American experts reported on the construction of the launch pad at the North Korean Sohe range. Earlier, the Eunha-3 launch vehicle was launched from this site. Experts came to the appropriate conclusions after analyzing satellite images, writes "RG" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
In addition, experts suggest that the site is working on updating the roadway and the reconstruction of the launch pad for long-range missile launches.
Oleg Kiryanov ("RG") spoke about a strong fire at a major North Korean weapons manufacturing plant. The fire resulted in significant damage. In addition, a train carrying military uniforms burned down in Ryangan province. DPRK authorities are investigating, and experts do not exclude sabotage. This was reported by the South Korean newspaper "Choson Ilbo".
The incidents occurred in early October and in September, but it became known only now. The two incidents have similar features: approximately at the same time, objects related to the defense industry were damaged in the area of the Chinese-North Korean border.
Mass riots in Brazil. São Paulo is in turmoil: the protesters burned five buses and two trucks, tried to hijack a tanker with fuel. Traffic on the federal highway connecting Sao Paulo with the state of Minas Gerais was blocked, reports "RT" with reference to ITAR-TASS.
Protests began in the impoverished quarter of São Paulo. The reason for dissatisfaction was the news of the death of an 17-year-old teenager, who was shot by a policeman during a document check. A law enforcement officer calls the accident an accident, but witnesses claim that the order guard shot intentionally.
The people, outraged by the death of the young man and the arbitrariness of the siloviki, staged a massive demonstration, which turned into pogroms. Crushed several shops and branches of banks. The raging mob was dispersed with tear gas and firing from a traumatic weapon. More than ninety demonstrators are detained.
Hitler and his two children. “The clock in the Führer’s office struck midnight, he turned to the orderly and nodded. After 20 minutes, three came out of the secret tunnel that connected the bunker to the surface, ”according to British historians Gerrade Williams and Simon Dunstan, the operation to evacuate Adolf, his mistress Eva and her son-in-law Hermann Fegelein from a Berlin bunker, began. Their version, outlined in the book The Gray Wolf: Adolf Hitler's Flight, is recounted in an article for The Daily Mail by writer and historian Guy Walters. writes "Inopressa".
According to Williams and Dunstan, the Fuhrer and his entourage arrived on Hohenzollerndamm Street. There they waited "Junkers-52" running experienced Luftwaffe pilot Peter Baumgart. Through Denmark and Spain, the company flew to the Canary Islands, and from there it was taken by submarine to Argentina.
Hitler landed approximately 300 miles south of Buenos Aires, near the small port city of Nekochea. He never traveled outside of Argentina. There he learned “family happiness by marrying Eva Brown, who bore him two daughters,” and died on February 13 on the 1962 year, at the age of 73.
Walters gives other available versions of the fate of Hitler, among which are notable the images of the Spanish monk Hitler; an Italian hermit who settled in a cave; shepherd in the swiss alps. According to other rumors, Adolf is hiding somewhere in the Antarctic. Walters admits that some of these versions "were undoubtedly the result of organized disinformation by the Soviets." Among the versions, by the way, there is one according to which Hitler lives on the Moon.
Shooting in America. A man shot five people and committed suicide in South Carolina, reports RIA News" with reference to the Index-Journal portal.
Suspect - 27-year-old Brian Suett - committed murders in a house near Greenwood.
According to GWD Today, people were taken hostage. The police and the negotiator did not receive a response from the attacker, then SWAT special forces broke into the building and found six bodies. Among the dead - two children.
Details are not yet known.
According to the correspondent. ITAR-TASS Ivan Sawerschik, in a backpack from an 9-year-old elementary school student in Houston (Texas), he found a loaded pistol.
The teacher took the backpack and called the police. The guards found out: the child brought a gun from home. Disciplinary measures were applied to the student, and his parents were summoned to school.
As the correspondent ITAR-TASS Alexander Urusov, yesterday in California, more than a thousand people took part in a demonstration against the actions of the deputy sheriff who killed Andy Lopez, 13-year-old teenager. Participants in the Santa Rosa march through the streets and rushed to the headquarters of the sheriff’s office, demanding a fair investigation into the shooting officer Eric Dzhelhaus.
“This officer served in the US Army, he should have known the difference between real weapons and plastic toys!” Protesters shouted.
“We demand justice for Andy!” - written on t-shirts and posters.
Additional security forces were pulled to the sheriff's office.
Corr. ITAR-TASS recalls that Jelhaus and another police officer 22 of October patrolled the streets of Santa Rosa in a car when they noticed Andy, who was holding an AK-47-like object. Turning on the siren, the officers followed the boy. Then the guards jumped out of the car. Hiding behind the doors, they ordered the teenager to put the weapon on the ground. The order has sounded several times. Then the officers thought that the child intends to raise the "automatic" ...
The autopsy results showed: the boy received seven wounds. Two of them were fatal.
"What goes wrong." The US government does not rule out restrictions on intelligence gathering by the US intelligence agencies, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. This tells the correspondent. RIA News" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
Launched at the initiative of President Obama, reconsideration of intelligence activities may require “additional restrictions” in the information gathering process. The goal of the process is to find out what goes wrong in intelligence gathering, Carney said.
Details about what the activities of special services may be limited, Carney did not lead.
In addition to Karni, we note, there were other officials who were directly related to those departments whose activities “are going wrong.”
Two directors. Snowden’s actions are illegal, unconstitutional, and threaten US national security, General Keith Alexander, director of the US National Security Agency, said RIA News" with reference to NBC.
Alexander denied the publication of the newspapers "Le Monde", "El Mundo" and "l'Espresso" about the large-scale interception by the US intelligence agencies of the communications of European leaders. These publications are completely false, he said at a hearing in the US House of Representatives.
The other director, the most important one, also spoke.
United States National Intelligence Director James Clapper said that Washington’s allies are collecting US intelligence. This tells the correspondent. RIA News" Alexey Bogdanovsky.
According to Mr. Clapper, who spoke at a hearing in the House of Representatives, foreign allies regularly engage in espionage against American leaders and intelligence agencies.
Klapper called surveillance of foreign leaders one of the main occupations of American intelligence.
That’s a bad luck, let’s add: one director claims before Congress that the European leaders ’communications about the interception of communications by European leaders are pure lies, and the other (by the way, who oversees all US intelligence services), announces a similar interception before the same Congress ...
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