Monday, October 13, 2014

Syrian Kurds Refuse To Fight Assad Army: Kurdish Leader

Kurds are not going to fight alongside Turkey against Syrian President Bashar Assad in Syria, Syrian Kurds leader Salih Muslim said in an interview with the Hurriyet newspaper Monday.
“Do you want us to fight against them in Damascus and be a soldier there instead of you? We will not do that. We have stopped being soldiers for others, which Kurds have done throughout history,” he said as quoted by the Hurriyet.


Antisemitic Ukrainian Nationalists Pose Threat to Jewish Community: Israeli Publicist

Ekaterina Blinova – Although the Ukrainian ultra-nationalists have temporarily suspended their attacks on Ukraine's Jewish congregation, afraid of losing the support of the West, sooner or later we will see Jewish pogroms there, believes Avigdor Eskin, a prominent Israeli publicist and political analyst.

Sanctions Boosted Efficiency of Russia’s Drone Production Industry: UAV Manufacturer

Director of UAV development programs at Russia’s Vega Radio Engineering Corporation Arkady Syroyezhko told RIA Novosti that economic sanctions against Russia had made the manufacturers of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) operate more effectively.

“The import substitution program could help [Russian defense] industry to apprehend its drawbacks and to use its existing internal reserves. Yes, this is going to be hard, but we will solve this problem. Sanctions have made [the defense industry] work more effectively,” Syroyezhko said.
According to Syroyezhko, while Russian Defense Ministry is not purchasing foreign UAVs, in the future it plans to continue buying certain foreign-made components.

Latin American Leaders Congratulate Bolivian President on Victory in Elections: Reports


The leaders of Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela and Nicaragua congratulated Bolivian President Evo Morales with his re-election as the president, Bolivian information agency ABI reported Monday.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica congratulated Morales from Montevideo in a telephone call, with Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner also calling the Bolivian president and congratulating him personally and on behalf of all Argentinians.

Lavrov: Ukrainian Crisis Severely Destabilizing International Order

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow, August 29, 2014. © REUTERS/ Maxim Zmeyev 09:51 13/10/2014
The Ukrainian crisis has seriously destabilized international order, which will have a long-term impact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
"The Ukrainian crisis has seriously shaken the international situation and it will have a long-term effect. Today it is difficult to predict how things will go in the world, but we can be sure that the future has many surprises in store," Lavrov said in an interview with Moscow State Institute of International Relations’ MGIMO Journal

First Latin American SITREP - Saker Community

Some caveats, greetings and pointers: foreword
Hopefully this will be the first of many Latin America SITREPS. The Saker has given us a valuable opportunity to speak out and offer you our view on the current stories developing in our continent.
Mainstream MSM, as we all know, have done a well known job on misinforming, deforming and distorting the last 15 years of Latin American awakening, it’s key importance and fundamental role in the constitution of the Global South (a non-geographical, global entity) and the negation of the historical subject that has been the central nerve of the Latin American epoch change: the poor of the earth, as Cuban patriot and apostle José Martí once said.

Russian-Ukrainian Probe of Donetsk Mass Graves Needed: Russian Human Rights Council Head

Mikhail Fedotov, Head of Russia's Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights
Photo Credit: © RIA Novosti. Artyom Zhiteneev

Russia's Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights has suggested a public investigation into the mass graves near eastern Ukraine's Donetsk could be carried out by a joint Russian-Ukrainian human rights mission, the council's head Mikhail Fedotov told RIA Novosti in an interview.


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