During the session one of the issues discussed was a Russia-proposed resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism. Russia prepares this document annually. This year in the 70th session of the UN General Assembly and in the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II the draft resolution received support of 133 countries, only the United States, Canada, Ukraine and Palau voted against the resolution. Forty-nine UN members abstained from voting (mostly of them are EU countries). In November the draft resolution, proposed by Moscow, was approved by the United Nations Third Committee Human Rights Plenary and was submitted for consideration by the General Assembly. Then at the plenary meeting, the document wasn’t arranged by the same four countries, and was supported by 126 United Nations member states, including China, Russia, Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Argentina, India, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and a majority of other United Nations member states.
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According to the military due to bad weather, Iraqi aircraft that day didn’t fly, so the Iraqis leading heavy fighting with the troops of the Caliphate, requested air support from the Americans, but would be better if they didn’t.
The American aircraft made two passes on the position of Caliphate, after which the enemy began to retreat. Iraqis went forward and they laid a third set. The Genesis of the error is quite clear – poor coordination of ground units and American aviation led to the strike. Of course after this friendly-fire, the Iraqis rolled back, “black” returned position.
Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, director of the DIA between 2012 and 2014, confirmed that his agency had sent a constant stream of classified warnings to the civilian leadership about the dire consequences of toppling Assad. The jihadists, he said, were in control of the opposition. Turkey wasn’t doing enough to stop the smuggling of foreign fighters and weapons across the border. ‘If the American public saw the intelligence we were producing daily, at the most sensitive level, they would go ballistic,’ Flynn told me. ‘We understood Isis’s long-term strategy and its campaign plans, and we also discussed the fact that Turkey was looking the other way when it came to the growth of the Islamic State inside Syria.’ The DIA’s reporting, he said, ‘got enormous pushback’ from the Obama administration. ‘I felt that they did not want to hear the truth.’
The war in Syria has been raging for more than four years already. That local civil turbulence has spiraled into regional confrontation which is now threatening the civilized world. The term “Syrian crisis” that came in general use in 2011 no longer reflects what is going on in the territory of that country, but is still used by force of habit from time to time. There is a bloody trap, “war of all against all,” a real social and political chaos and humanitarian disaster. And, indeed, the war “in Syria” is not so much about Syria as about external actors whose interests have clashed on that small piece of land.
A US military ground operation began and ended without much fanfare earlier this week in Libya, the Pentagon admitted today, in a shockingly bungling effort to secretly establish a presence of US special forces in the country.
“We believe that the measures taken by Russia after the criminal actions of Turkish aircraft, which downed a Russian aircraft – namely the deployment of air defense systems on land and in the sea – is an important step that will ensure more security for Russian and Syrian militaries,” Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told RIA Novosti on Friday.
In this regard, the text below gives a good understanding of what you can expect from US, in the case of a probable victory of the Republican candidate for the upcoming presidential elections. However, some assessments and conclusions are consistent with the statements and actions of the current administration. Overall, the text clearly gives to understand some trends in American military and political establishment toward Russia. Some moments, like praising Nemtsov and about to fight the Georgians to read a little funny, but it’s pretty standard American delusion. Of course the report is full of and various propaganda cliches like “Russia invaded Ukraine” and “tyrannical regime”.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, condemning the airstrikes that killed the Syrian government soldiers on Sunday.
Damascus said four US-led coalition warplanes fired nine missiles at one of the Syrian army’s posts in the central-east of the country in Deir Ezzor Province, killing three soldiers and injuring 13 others.
“The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this flagrant aggression by the US-led coalition forces, which blatantly violates the objectives of the UN charter,” the letter read.