Monday, December 5, 2016

Thierry Meyssan -- A campanha da Otan/NATO contra a liberdade de expressão

A campanha da Otan contra a liberdade de expressão

Esta é uma história que se prolonga por quinze anos. Primeiro a Otan tentou reduzir ao silêncio os cidadãos que procuravam saber a verdade sobre os atentados do 11-de-Setembro. Depois, atirou-se aqueles que contestavam a versão oficial das «primaveras árabes» e da guerra contra a Síria. De enfiada, ela atacou aqueles que denunciavam o golpe de Estado na Ucrânia. Agora a Otan vêm acusar, através de uma pseudo-ONG, aqueles que fizeram campanha por Donald Trump de serem agentes russos.


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Logo do Centro de comunicação estratégica da Otan
Os atentados de 11 de Setembro de 2001 foram seguidos, ao mesmo tempo, por um Estado de Emergência permanente e por uma série de guerras. Como eu escrevia à época, a teoria segundo a qual eles teriam sido comanditados por jiadistas desde uma caverna afegã não resiste a uma análise mínima. Tudo leva a pensar que foram, pelo contrário, organizados por uma facção do complexo militar-industrial.
Estando esta análise certa, a sequência dos acontecimentos só podia conduzir a uma repressão nos Estados Unidos e nos Estados Aliados.
Quinze anos mais tarde a ferida que eu abri ainda não fechou de vez, muito pelo contrário, devido aos eventos que se seguiram. Ao Patriot Act e às guerras do petróleo acabam de se juntar as «primavera árabes». Não só a maioria da população norte-americana não acredita mais no que diz o seu governo desde o 11/09 como, ao votar por Donald Trump, ela acaba de exprimir a sua rejeição do Sistema post 11-de-Setembro.

Thierry Meyssan -- The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

The NATO campaign against freedom of expression

This is a long story which extends over fifteen years. NATO first attempted to silence those citizens who were trying to discover the truth about the attacks of 11 September 2001. Then it turned on those who contested the oficial version of the «Arab Springs» and the war against Syria. One thing leading to another, it then attacked those who denounced the coup d’état in Ukraine. Now NATO is behind the accusations by a pseudo-NGO that the people who campaigned for Donald Trump are Russian agents.


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The attacks of 11 September 2001 were followed by a permanent state of emergency and a series of wars. As I wrote at the time, the theory that they were directed by a group of jihadists from a cave in Afghanistan does not stand up to analysis. On the contrary, everything points to the conclusion that the attack were organised by a faction of the military-industrial complex.
If this analysis is correct, the course of events could only lead to repression in the United States and the Allied states.
Fifteen years later, the wound that I opened is still not shut – in fact the opposite is true, given the events that followed. The «Arab Springs» were added to the Patriot Act and the oil wars which followed. Not only does the majority of the US population no longer believe what the government has been telling it since 9/11, but by voting for Donald Trump, it has expressed its rejection of the post-9/11 system.
It so happens that I opened the debate on 9/11 to the world, that I was part of the last government of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and that I report on the war against Syria from the ground. At first, the US administration thought that they could extinguish the blaze by accusing me of writing contentious rubbish for money, hitting me where they thought it would hurt most, in other words, my wallet. And yet my ideas have never ceased to spread. In October 2004, when 100 US personalities signed a petition demanding the re-opening of the enquiry on the attacks of /9/11, Washington began to worry [1]. In 2005, in Brussels, I gathered more than 150 personalities from all over the world – including Syrian and Russian guests such as the ex-Chief of Staff for the Federation armies, General Leonid Ivashov – to denounce the neo-conservatives, and demonstrate that the problem was becoming global [2].
While during the mandate of Jacques Chirac, the Elysée worried about my safety, in 2007 the Bush administration asked newly-elected President Nicolas Sarkozy to have me physically eliminated. When I was warned by a friend, an officer of the Staff, that Sarkozy’s response had been positive, there was only one way out left to me - exile. My other friends – for thirteen years I had been the national secretary of the Parti Radical de Gauche – stared at me in disbelief, while the Press accused me of spiralling into paranoïa. No-one came publicly to my help. I found refuge in Syria, and travelled the world outside of NATO territory, escaping numerous assassination or kidnap attempts. For the last fifteen years, I have been opening debates which have become generalised. I have always been attacked when I was alone, but when my ideas have been shared, thousands of people have been persecuted for having analysed and developed them.

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the review by the UN Security Council of a draft resolution on the developments in Syria

5 December 201615:12

Developing the agreements reached by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome on December 2, Russian and US experts should start, at the US proposal, to work on the East Aleppo problem. This work should be aimed at complete withdrawal of all militants from the eastern part of the city, as Russia has suggested for a long time. The sides will also have to coordinate the routes and time for the complete withdrawal of all militants. Once this is done a ceasefire will be announced with a view to their evacuation.
In this way the problem of East Aleppo may be effectively resolved, the security of civilians and smooth humanitarian supplies ensured and life in the city normalised.
Under the circumstances the intention of a number of UN Security Council members to put to a vote in the council a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Aleppo is a provocation that is undermining Russian-US efforts.
The draft suggests an immediate ceasefire rather than the withdrawal of all militants. Moreover, militants in East Aleppo are given 10 days to decide whether to be part of the armistice or not. No doubt, the militants will use this generous break that the co-authors of the draft are ready to give them to regroup and build up their forces and arms, as they have done in the past. It would slow down the liberation of East Aleppo from the militants and prolong the suffering of civilians.
Under the current circumstances, this draft is counterproductive. If those who are primarily concerned about escalating tensions in the media nonetheless decide to put it to a vote, we will proceed from the premise that it cannot be useful and contradicts the approaches that Moscow and Washington are coordinating.

LIVE: UN Security Council votes on Aleppo ceasefire resolution

LIVE: UN Security Council votes on Aleppo ceasefire resolution 

Transmission started  9 minuts ago.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has gathered to vote on a resolution submitted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain, calling for an immediate seven-day ceasefire in the city. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov described the draft resolution as “counterproductive” and stands against the proposal for Aleppo. 


Castellano -- Vladimir Putin pronuncia su discurso anual ante la Assembleia Federal en Moscú

Vladimir Putin pronuncia su discurso anual ante la Assembleia Federal en Moscú

El Presidente de Rusia, Vladimir Putin: Buenas tardes colegas, miembros del Consejo de la Federación, diputados de la Duma Estatal, ciudadanos de Rusia,
Como ya es habitual en estos encuentros anuales, hoy voy hablar sobre nuestras tareas en economía, en el sector social y en la política interna y externa. Vamos enfocar el discurso de este año, particularmente en la economía, en los asuntos sociales y en la política interna.
Tenemos que abordar todos estos asuntos en condiciones complicadas y realmente, nada comunes, lo que no es un evento único en nuestra Historia. Una vez más el pueblo de Rusia enseñó, de modo muy convincente, que puede enfrentar desafíos difíciles, proteger y defender sus intereses nacionales, su soberanía y su rumbo independiente.
Colegas, ya referí públicamente, en otros momentos lo que quiero decir hoy, pero permítanme que lo repita, ahora.
Nuestro pueblo se juntó alrededor de valores patrióticos. Vemos esa unidad y debemos agradecerla. Se unieron alrededor de esos valores, no porque todos estén felices y no tengan exigencias. Al contrario, lo que no faltan son problemas y dificultades. Pero las personas tienen la percepción de sus causas y lo que es más importante aún, confían en que juntos, podremos superar esos problemas. Es esta disponibilidad para trabajar por nuestro país y esta preocupación sincera y profunda por Rusia, que forman el fundamento de esta unidad que podemos comprobar.
Al mismo tiempo, las personas anhelan tener oportunidades amplias e iguales de desarrollo de su potencial y transformar sus iniciativas comerciales, creativas y civiles en realidades. Anhelan respeto por su persona, por sus derechos, libertades y trabajo.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Moscow, December 1, 2016

1 December 201609:03
Question: In your opinion, will Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States turn a new page in the dialogue between Moscow and Washington? What kind of relations does Russia want to build with the US? Did Moscow help Donald Trump become president, as representatives of the Democratic Party allege?
Sergey Lavrov: If you allow me, I would like to begin with the last part of your question. Those who “helped” Donald Trump become president were the US citizens who voted for him on November 8. As President Vladimir Putin has said on a number of occasions, Russia has never sought to influence the election campaign, believing it to be an internal affair for the US. If anybody tried to interfere with the elections, it was the allies of the US. Just read what many European leaders said and wrote about Donald Trump during the campaign.
As for far-fetched stories about “Russian hackers” and other accusations against us related to the election, I am sick and tired of them. It is quite revealing that those who made insinuations of this kind and contributed to whipping up anti-Russian hysteria in the US in the run-up to the election have now sewed up their mouths. No evidence of interference in the electoral process was ever produced in the US or to the international community. This proves, yet again, that this whole story is more of a myth designed to serve momentary political objectives, rather than something real.
Russia hopes that the next US administration will refrain from repeating the mistakes of its predecessors who intentionally caused Russia-US relations to collapse. Of course, we view positively Donald Trump’s willingness stated in the course of the election campaign to promote cooperation between our countries. Russia, in turn, is always open to building an honest pragmatic dialogue with Washington on all matters of the bilateral and global agenda based on the principles of mutual trust, equality, taking into account each other’s interests and non-interference in internal affairs.


At midday on Friday 5 February, 2016 Julian Assange, John Jones QC, Melinda Taylor, Jennifer Robinson and Baltasar Garzon will be speaking at a press conference at the Frontline Club on the decision made by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on the Assange case.


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