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#61 landak

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Отправлено 25 Январь 2012 - 05:20

Nessie, note a comment at Slashdot about Assange's talk show:

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>>>Will he really be able to ask the REAL tough questions, and expect these to be broadcast over the mass media ?

It's Russia Today.
They don't give a shit. They regularly have Alex Jones giving his twisted opinions.
Like when he claimed google has enough information about us humans they can predict future trends ala a primitive version of psychohistory (Asimov novels.)

:D

By the way, that's how it is reported by the BBC News:

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Journalists asked how impartial the Wikileaks founder could be on a channel so closely tied to the Russian authorities.

"So, how exactly will Assange reconcile his belief in transparency/freedom with selling a show to the Kremlin?" asked Miriam Elder, Moscow correspondent for the UK's Guardian newspaper, which reported much of the secret material released by Wikileaks.

Claudia von Salzen, a journalist with Germany's Der Tagesspiegel, tweeted: "Has Julian Assange ever heard the story of the Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky? He died in jail after accusing officials of fraud."


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Отправлено 25 Январь 2012 - 05:37

Wired (USA), "Newt Threatens China and Russia With Cyberwar":

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Newt Gingrich isn’t the only politician who’s freaked out by China and Russia’s online spying. But the new Republican presidential frontrunner may be the highest-profile political figure all but openly calling for cyberwar with Moscow and Beijing.

“I think that we have to treat state-based covert activities as the equivalent of acts of war,” Gingrich said in response to a question about countries that target U.S. corporate and government information systems. “And I think that we have to respond to that and create a level of pain which teaches people not to do it.”


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Отправлено 26 Январь 2012 - 02:58

Russia: The Fake Political Twitter Account Phenomenon

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Отправлено 26 Январь 2012 - 04:55

Some examples to the previous post:
http://twitter.com/Pynja
http://twitter.com/#...!/SolomonHaykin

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Отправлено 27 Январь 2012 - 02:41

It's not actually a news -- just to say that AlJazeera does not really like Russia Today:



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Отправлено 28 Январь 2012 - 03:47

Ria-Novosti -

Serbia Seeks Russia’s Help in Organ Trafficking Inquiry


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Serbian police© REUTERS/ Marko Djurica

07:07 28/01/2012

BELGRADE, January 28 (RIA Novosti)


Russia’s help in Serbia's investigation into illegal trafficking in human organs in Kosovo will be very useful, Serbian War Crimes Prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said.

In January 2012 it became known that two Russian nationals were among the victims of illegal donor transplantations that were carried out in the 'Medicus' clinic in Pristina. Russia’s Kommersant daily said on Monday Russia has been conducting its own investigation into the case and already gathered some important data.

"I believe, Russia’s participation in the investigation may be very useful, because of its Security Council member status. I expect Russia to assist us in the investigation, because those cases are related,” the Serbian official told the B92 channel.

Serbia’s Tanjug agency reported on Monday that a cooperation agreement has been signed with Russia which involves exchange of information.

So far, illegal organ trafficking investigations are grouped into two major cases - the first concerns Ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), named in a report by Council of Europe Rapporteur Dick Marty as a possible perpetrator of organ trafficking-related war crimes.

The report says that organs were taken from prisoners killed by the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) during the 1999 war against Serb forces.

The case is being investigated by a special working group within the framework of European Union’s EULEX mission, led by U.S. diplomat John Clint Williamson. Serbia, however, wants this case to be investigated under the UN aegis and seeks Security Council’s supervision of the probe.

Another investigation concerns the Medicus, a private clinic in Pristina that made headlines in 2008 after some of its employees were arrested on suspicion of an illegal transplantation of a kidney from a 23 year-old Turkish donor to a 70 year-old Israeli national. Some time later, more cases came into spotlight.

The donors were lured in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Azerbaijan by promise of a 20,000-euro payment in exchange for their organs, but as a result they found themselves without both their organs and money.

Vukcevic said there is a link between the two cases.

http://en.rian.ru/ru.../170998454.html

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Отправлено 29 Январь 2012 - 11:51

NATO’s grisly crimes in Libya

Friday, 27 January 2012 00:00

Farirai Chubvu

While Charles Ray - the US envoy here - portrays himself as the face of the free world, a champion of human rights and democracy and has been vociferous about his country's role in the Libyan invasion, it turns out that just like Vietnam and other illegal wars before it, Libya is turning into a major embarrassment for Uncle Sam.

A report released last week by human rights groups in the Middle East presents extensive evidence of war crimes carried out in Libya by the United States, NATO and their proxy "rebel" forces during last year's invasion, that culminated in the murder of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
The "Report of the Independent Civil Society fact-finding Mission to Libya" presents findings of an investigation carried out last November by the Arab Organisation for Human Rights, together with the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and the International Legal Assistance Consortium.
Based on interviews with victims of war crimes as well as with witnesses and Libyan officials in Tripoli, Zawiya, Sibrata, Khoms, Zliten, Misrata, Tawergha and Sirte, the report calls for the investigation of evidence that NATO targeted civilian sites, causing many deaths and injuries.
Civilian facilities targeted by NATO bombs and missiles included schools, government buildings, at least one food warehouse, and private homes.
The report also presents evidence of systematic murder, torture, expulsion and abuse of suspected Gaddafi loyalists by the NATO-backed "rebel" forces of the National Transitional Council. It describes the forced expulsion of the mostly black-skinned inhabitants of Tawergha and the ongoing persecution of sub-Saharan migrant workers by forces allied to the NTC and its transitional government.
The investigators report savage and repeated beatings of prisoners held without trial or charges, the summary execution of pro-Gaddafi fighters, and witness reports of "indiscriminate and retaliatory murders, including the ‘slaughter' (i.e., throat slitting) of former combatants."
The report exposes the human rights and democratic pretexts employed by the US, France, Britain and their NATO accomplices to carry out a colonial-style war of conquest. It makes clear that UN Security Council Resolution 1973, imposing a "no-fly zone" and arms embargo on Libya supposedly to protect civilians from repressive actions by Muammar Gaddafi, was in fact used to carry out a ruthless air war waged in co-ordination with "rebel" forces on the ground.
The report suggests that soon after the outbreak of anti-Gaddafi protests in Benghazi and other cities, opposition forces were receiving training from Western armed forces as well as weapons from NATO powers and allied Arab states. Opposition to Gaddafi that erupted last February following the fall of Mubarak in Egypt was rapidly taken into hand by the US, France, Britain and their agents within Libya to launch a pro-imperialist invasion.
As the report states: "From first-hand information available to the Mission, and secondary sources, it appears that NATO participated in what could be classified as offensive actions undertaken by the opposition forces, including, for example, attacks on towns and cities held by Gaddafi forces. Equally, the choice of certain targets, such as a regional food warehouse, raises prima facie questions regarding the role of such attacks with respect to the protection of civilians."
The report gives only the palest picture of a brutal onslaught whose purpose was to turn the clock back 43 years to the conditions that prevailed under the US-UK stooge King Idris, who turned the country's oil resources over to American and British conglomerates and allowed the two powers to maintain large military bases on Libyan soil. The mass destruction and killing, which culminated in the levelling of Sirte and lynching of Gaddafi, make the UN-sanctioned claims of a war for "human rights" and the "protection of civilians" not only absurd, but obscene.
The rape of Libya was the Anglo-Saxons response to the revolutionary uprisings that ousted long-time pro-Western regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, two countries that border Libya. The aim of the invasion was to impose complete control on the country's oil resources, divert and suppress the growth of working class struggles throughout North Africa and the Middle East, and deal a blow to China and Russia, which had established close economic relations with the Gaddafi regime.
The war destroyed Libya. The NTC - an unstable coalition of ex-Gaddafi regime officials, Islamists, including some with links to Al Qaeda, and Western intelligence assets - itself estimates that the invasion claimed 50 000 lives and injured another 50 000. Rising infighting between the NTC's factions is opening the door to full-scale civil war between rival clan-based and regional militias.
Just this weekend, amid warnings from NTC Chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil of looming civil war, a crowd demanding the resignation of the transitional government forced its way into the NTC's headquarters in Benghazi. Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, the vice president of the NTC, promptly resigned.
The report on US-NATO war crimes is also a further indictment of the assortment of "left" parties, intellectuals and academics who parroted the human rights pretexts of Washington and NATO and thus gave open or backhanded support to the invasion of Libya.
And still, the so-called International Criminal Court is deafeningly silent.

http://www.herald.co...ysis&Itemid=132

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Отправлено 30 Январь 2012 - 03:46

A short video which explains that while critical of the Iranian Government, Iranian Americans do not want a war with the Iran:

http://www.theatlant...th-iran/252182/

Короткий видеоролик на английском, в котором объясняется, почему иранцы, проживающие в США, не хотят войны с Ираном, несмотря на то, что многие из них критично относятся к иранскому правительству.

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Отправлено 30 Январь 2012 - 03:55

From the "Speaking Freely" section of "Asia Times":

http://www.atimes.co...a/NA31Ag02.html

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Russia witnessed mass anti-government rallies on two occasions in December last year. Frustrated by the victory of the pro-Vladimir Putin party in what was believed to be rigged parliamentary elections, Moscow residents did not hesitate to express their discontent by going to the streets and demand the elections to be re-run. Considering the Russian leadership has ruthlessly extinguished opposition voices in the last decade, recent events highlight that changes might have reached Russia's centralized political system.

The questions one could pose are: will these events spur the advent of other political forces that might challenge the existing status quo and undermine Putin's presidential ambition? In particular, would the rise of alternative political figures lead to revised balanced foreign policy of Russia thereby slowing down its Eurasian project? And how might such powers as China and the United States react?

Статья в секции "Speaking Freely" в "Asia Times" -- где может опубликоваться любой автор "со стороны" -- критически оценивает шансы Владимира Путина остаться у власти и отмечает, что после ухода Путина Китай и США займут ключевые позиции в пост-Советских странах Средней Азии.

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Отправлено 30 Январь 2012 - 09:29

After Newt Gingrich has made a claim about the American Moon base by 2020,

he was ridiculized by Jon Stewart (among others),

and afterwards Mitt Romney has made a speech in which he was much less resolute about his space program:

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Speaking just outside the gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday afternoon, Romney said, “A strong and vibrant space program is part of being a successful nation.”

But he didn’t wow the Brevard crowd with talks of moon bases or trips to Mars, saying it would be foolish to make such promises without first establishing objectives and well-defined funding mechanisms. He vowed, if elected, to bring leaders of NASA, the military and the commercial space industry to the White House to define America’s goals for space as well as establishing ways to achieve those goals.

Ньют Гингрич пообещал флоридцам американскую лунную базу к 2020 году, чем выставил себя на посмешище. Митт Ромни обещает сильную космическую программу, в которой цели будут обозначены экспертным сообществом.

(Эти разговоры ведутся, чтобы заручиться поддержкой жителей штата Флорида -- где расположена NASA.)

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Отправлено 31 Январь 2012 - 06:18

http://www.usatoday....tary/52891714/1

"Column: Why attacking Iran won't stop the nukes"

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There is a long list of potential consequences of bombing Iran's nuclear facilities, including the onset of a protracted war. Forget, for a moment, about these dangers. The main reason attacking Iran is unwise is that military force is far less likely to delay proliferation than advocates of striking Iranian nuclear facilities acknowledge.
Thus, if today's tougher sanctions do not succeed and Iran does acquire the bomb, a policy of deterrence — making it clear that the United States would respond to any use of nuclear weapons with overwhelming force of its own — could be the best option.
Iran's leaders might be provocative, but they are unlikely to be suicidal.

Статья в USA Today, в которой утверждается, что война с Ираном не остановит ядерную программу Ирана. Авторы статьи призывают к стратегии ядерного сдерживания.

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Отправлено 31 Январь 2012 - 09:06

The Currency Warfare: What are The Real Targets of The E.U. Oil Embargo against Iran?

Who is the European Union’s so-called “oil embargo on Iran” really aimed at? This is an important geo-strategic question. Aside from rejecting the new E.U. measures against Iran as counter-productive, Tehran has warned the member states of the European Union that the E.U. oil embargo against Iran will hurt them and their economies far more than Iran.

Tehran has thus warned the leaders of the E.U. countries that the new sanctions are foolish and against their national and bloc interests, but is this correct? At the end of the day, who will benefit from the chain of events that are being set into motion?

http://www.4thmedia....o-against-iran/

Кто и что является настоящей целью так называемого анти-иранского "нефтяного эмбарго" Евросоюза

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Отправлено 31 Январь 2012 - 09:13

Moscow to continue arms deliveries to Syria


Jan 31, 2012 17:26 Moscow

Russia would continue delivering weapons and ammunition to Syria, Russian Interior Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

“We’ve signed contracts (with Damascus) and we must keep to them,” Mr. Lavrov said in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The West is currently drafting sanctions against the Bashar al Assad regime to force him to stop bloodshed in the country.

С.Лавров: "Москва продолжит поставку вооружений в Сирию"
http://english.ruvr....1/65026997.html

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Отправлено 31 Январь 2012 - 09:21

Russia says West's Syria push "path to civil war"

31.01.2012 | 15:16


A senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday that the push for adoption of a Western-Arab draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria was a "path to civil war," the Interfax news agency reported.

"The Western draft Security Council resolution on Syria will not lead to a search for compromise," Interfax quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying. "Pushing it is a path to civil war."

http://www.strategic...-civil-war.html

Россия заявляет, что Запад толкает Сирию к гражданской войне

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Отправлено 02 Февраль 2012 - 09:42

The Coming Resolution of the European Crisis (Peterson Institute for International Economics)

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The lack of confidence in the euro is first and foremost rooted in a crisis of fundamental institutional design. The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) adopted in the 1990s comprised an extensive (though still incomplete) monetary union, with the euro and the European Central Bank (ECB). But it included virtually no economic union: no fiscal union, no economic governance institutions, and no meaningful coordination of structural economic policies.

It was assumed by the architects that economic union would inexorably follow monetary union. However, there was no pressure to create an economic union during the expansion period prior to the Great Recession. When the crisis hit, the contradiction triggered severe market reactions that continue to this day.

There are only two alternatives. Europe can jettison the monetary union. Or it can adopt a complementary economic union. This brief argues that, for all the turmoil, Europe is well on its way to completing the original concept of a comprehensive economic and monetary union, and that Europe will emerge from the crisis much stronger as a result.

Кризис евро связан с тем, что в Евросоюзе создан только монетарный союз, но нет экономического союза. Выходом из кризиса может стать создание полноценного экономического союза.





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