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MessagePosté le: Ven 2 Juin - 01:09 (2017)    Sujet du message: CHINA CLAIMS US SECRETLY DEPLOYS 4 MORE THAAD MISSILE SYSTEMS TO S. KOREA Répondre en citant

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MessagePosté le: Ven 2 Juin - 01:37 (2017)    Sujet du message: URGENT WARNING ISSUED BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP OVER NEW POLICE BILL IN CONGRESS Répondre en citant

URGENT WARNING ISSUED BY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP OVER NEW POLICE BILL IN CONGRESS 

TOPICS: Congress ConstitutionHuman Rights Josie WalesPolice

May 30, 2017


By Josie Wales

Last week, Human Rights Watch penned an open letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees voicing their strong opposition to a new bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue police for constitutional violations. Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) and Representative Ted Poe (R-Tex.) proposed the identical bills on May 16th “[t]o protect law enforcement officers, and for other purposes.”

Co-Director of Human Rights Watch Alison Parker writes that H.R. 2437/S.B. 1134, or the “Back the Blue Act,” doesn’t protect police from danger, but rather “protects police departments from liability, and removes incentives for those departments to monitor themselves and improve the quality of their policing.”

The proposed bill would make significant amendments to Sections 1983 and 1988 of the U.S. Code, shielding police officers from civil liability even in cases of grievous misconduct, making new federal crimes out of offenses already covered by state laws and imposing harsh mandatory minimum sentences.

Qualified immunity already provides police with broad protection from liability by requiring proof that not only were an individual’s rights violated but whether or not a reasonable officer was aware that their misconduct violated the plaintiff’s rights. Qualified immunity has been described by experienced civil rights litigator and professor of law Alan K. Chen as “one of the most impenetrable barriers to liability for constitutional violations.” According to Professor Chen, “the Court has shaped the doctrine in ways that make it more closely resemble absolute immunity.”

Under the Back the Blue Act, if police can prove that the violation and any injuries or damages inflicted“incurred in the course of, or as a result of, or . . . related to, conduct by the injured party that, more likely than not, constituted a felony or a crime of violence . . . (including any deprivation in the course of arrest or apprehension for, or the investigation, prosecution, or adjudication of, such an offense),” the offending officer would be responsible for out-of-pocket expenses only. The law would also preclude victims from recovering attorneys’ fees.

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This amendment means that if police arrest someone for selling marijuana, and beat him without justification, that person may only recover medical expenses, but nothing for emotional distress, pain and suffering or punitive damages to deter future misconduct. If a police officer unlawfully shoots and kills someone committing an act of vandalism, the police department would be liable for funeral expenses and nothing more. Such a limit on liability would make it much harder for victims of abuse to secure effective legal representation, and remove a major restraint on unjustified violence by police officers.


The new bill also imposes harsh mandatory minimum sentences under federal law for any assault on a police officer causing “bodily injury,” which is defined to include injuries as minor as a bruise, abrasion, or even the temporary feeling of physical pain. This removes the court’s discretion, preventing judges from issuing sentences proportionate to the individual circumstances of the case. In addition, the Back the Blue Act will expand the federal death penalty to include those convicted of killing police, removing certain habeas corpus protections and again limiting judicial discretion — even in states that have abolished the death penalty.

“Under the guise of protecting officers, this bill would make police less accountable, which can only undermine their legitimacy with the communities they serve,” said John Raphling, senior criminal justice researcher at Human Rights Watch. “Congress should reject this dangerous bill.”

Human Rights Watch’s observations are all the more vital considering at least 385 Americans have been killed by police this year alone, and officers around the country continue to impose constitutional violations on citizens every day.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 3 Juin - 09:03 (2017)    Sujet du message: USS NIMITZ, USS SHOUP AND USS KIDD DEPART FOR DEPLOYMENT Répondre en citant

USS NIMITZ, USS SHOUP AND USS KIDD DEPART FOR DEPLOYMENT

Story Number: NNS170602-16 Release Date: 6/2/2017 11:08:00 AM
  
From USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Public Affairs


170601-N-BR087-067 BREMERTON, Washington (June 1, 2017) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits Puget Sound to begin its scheduled deployment. The Nimitz will lead Carrier Strike Group 11, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Shoop (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole C. Pielop/Released)

BREMERTON, Wash (NNS) -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed their homeports of Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Station Everett, respectively, June 1, for a regularly scheduled deployment.

This is a previously planned, routine deployment and is not in response to any specific incident or regional event. This deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy's routine presence in waters around the globe displaying our commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations.

"This deployment is the culmination of months of intensive training and preparations," said Rear Adm. Bill Byrne Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11. "The Nimitz Strike Group stands ready to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, be that a humanitarian disaster or a regional incident. We're honored to be in this position to answer the nation's call to duty."

Nimitz, the flagship of the strike group, Kidd and Shoup will make a brief stop at Naval Air Station North Island to meet up with the other ships and units of the strike group.

Strike Group units have spent most of the past seven months underway preparing for deployment. Nimitz participated in a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise that certified them ready for deployment.

"[Nimitz and the entire] strike group have performed exceptionally well throughout this maintenance and training cycle," said Capt. Kevin Lenox, Nimitz' commanding officer. "I feel incredibly lucky and humbled to lead such a talented and hardworking team."

Units embarked aboard Nimitz for deployment will be CSG-11 staff, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9.

Also embarked will be the squadrons of CVW-11: The Lemoore, California-based "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, "Black Knights" of VFA 154, "Blue Diamonds" of VFA 146, the San Diego-based "Death Rattlers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, the Whidbey Island, Washington-based "Gray Wolves" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, the Norfolk, Virginia-based "Blue Tails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 and the San Diego-based "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

The ships of DESRON 9 include the Everett-based guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100), the San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the San Diego-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59).

The Nimitz Strike Group last deployed in 2013. Since then, Nimitz hosted the first aircraft carrier landings of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014 and completed a 20-month extended planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, which completed in October 2016.

"We are especially pleased to have the support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard," said Lenox. "The shipyard provided an industrial capability that has enabled a 42-year-old warship to perform at the highest level of readiness."

Nimitz Strike Group is part of U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. 3rd Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security and stability throughout the entire Pacific theater of operations.

For more news from Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet, visit www.facebook.com/ThirdFleet or www.navy.mil/local/C3f/.

For more news from Nimitz Strike Group, visit www.nimitz.navy.mil/.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element, visit www.navy.mil/local/npasehq/.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 3 Juin - 23:21 (2017)    Sujet du message: LES PAYS AFRICAINS DEMANDENT A L’UE 50 M EUR POUR CREER DES FORCES ANTITERRORISTES Répondre en citant

LES PAYS AFRICAINS DEMANDENT A L’UE 50 M EUR POUR CREER DES FORCES ANTITERRORISTES


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Les pays du G5 Sahel, à savoir le Tchad, le Niger, le Burkina Faso, le Mali et la Mauritanie, ont demandé à l’Union européenne 50 millions d’euros pour réaliser leur projet de création de forces spécialisées dans la lutte antiterroriste.

Les cinq pays africains du Sahel se sont adressés à l'Union européenne avec une demande de financement pour créer des forces capables de contrer la menace terroriste, a indiqué l'agence Reuters se référant à ses sources au Mali.

« Le conseil des ministres des pays du G5 Sahel lance un appel à l'Union européenne demandant de soutenir financièrement le déploiement et le fonctionnement des forces conjointes du G5 Sahel », a déclaré le général malien Didier Dacko lors de la rencontre des chefs militaires du groupe G5 Sahel avec les représentants de l'Union européenne.


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Vers vingt ans de présence française au Mali ?

Le G5 Sahel a adopté en amont un plan prévoyant la création d'une force spéciale conjointe composée de 5 000 militaires, policiers et civils, pour combattre les groupes djihadistes et sécuriser les frontières communes de ses pays membres. Le 19 mai, le Président français Emmanuel Macron s'est rendu en visite officielle au Mali où il a déclaré devant son homologue Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta qu'il fallait accélérer le processus de paix. Par ailleurs, M. Macron s'est également dit prêt à se rendre, à l'invitation du dirigeant malien, à une réunion du G5 Sahel regroupant les pays de la zone. Il a même déclaré qu'il voulait « poursuivre et accroître » l'investissement français dans l'opération « Barkhane ».

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MessagePosté le: Dim 4 Juin - 10:39 (2017)    Sujet du message: SEN. JOHN McCAIN : PUTIN THE 'MOST IMPORTANT THREAT, MORE SO THAN ISIS' Répondre en citant

SEN. JOHN McCAIN Evil or Very Mad : PUTIN THE  'MOST IMPORTANT THREAT, MORE SO THAN ISIS'
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May 29, 2017, 9:44 AM ET


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WATCH Sen. John McCain: Putin the 'most important threat, more so than ISIS'

While overseas in Australia for security talks, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said he thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin is “the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS.”

“I think ISIS can do terrible things, and I worry a lot about what is happening with the Muslim faith, and I worry about a whole lot of things about it,” McCain told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview today.

“But it is the Russians who are trying, who tried to destroy the very fundamental of democracy, and that is to change the outcome of an American election,” he said, referring to Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

“So I view Vladimir Putin ... I view the Russians as the far greatest challenge that we have,” said McCain, who serves as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Kushner asked Russian ambassador for back channel on Syria and other policy matters

When asked about the reports that Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner sought to set up back-channel communications with Russia about Syria and other policy matters, McCain said, “I don’t like it. I just don’t.”

“I know that some administration officials are saying, ‘Well, that’s standard procedure,’” he elaborated. “I don’t think it is standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a president of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position.”

McCain’s comments come after Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly’s interview on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, in which Kelly said it would be “both normal ... and acceptable” to have back-channel communications.

McCain was one of the few senators to reach out to Australia after President Donald Trump’s January phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in which Trump got upset over an Obama-era deal between the countries for the U.S. to accept refugees from Australia.

In a statement on Feb. 2, McCain said he called Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., Joe Hockey, to “express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.”

McCain was warmly welcomed to the Parliament of Australia today in Canberra, and he laid a wreath at the Australian War Memorial.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 4 Juin - 11:05 (2017)    Sujet du message: Defense One THE FUTURE OF THE US NAVY : WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON Répondre en citant



THE FUTURE OF THE US NAVY : WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON 

“How big a naval force does the U.S. need? Increased competition between the U.S., China, and Russia are bringing this eversimmering debate to a boil. Several big think-tank studies have emerged in the past year to argue that today’s 275-warship fleet is insufficient, woefully insufficient, or dangerously insufficient. approval, and so the actual booked revenue from all those deals remains far lower.

At this writing, naval watchers are waiting for the Navy’s response. That may come within weeks; the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, has said that the service will soon publish its own position on the composition and capability of its future fleet.


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MessagePosté le: Dim 4 Juin - 11:10 (2017)    Sujet du message: HEY, NATO, LET’S MOVE THOSE 50 US THERMONUCLEAR WEAPONS OUT OF TURKEY Répondre en citant

HEY, NATO, LET’S MOVE THOSE 50 US THERMONUCLEAR WEAPONS OUT OF TURKEY


May 23, 2017

Why risk it? Even if NATO wants the nukes in Europe, Erdogan’s unstable regime is 68 miles from Syria, the hottest conflict zone on earth.

When President Donald Trump and other heads of state meet at this week’s NATO Summit it might be a good time to discuss the wisdom of keeping 50 U.S. thermonuclear weapons in Turkey, just 70 miles from Syria, the most intense combat zone on the planet.

Each of the B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base, 68 miles from the Syrian border have a maximum yield of 170 kilotons, or 10 times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. But these bombs also have a “dial-a-yield” capability that allows them to be set to explode at various levels, down to less than one kiloton of force. They are the vestige of the thousands of battlefield weapons once deployed by the United States and the Soviet Union to wage nuclear war in Europe. Almost all have been withdrawn from deployment except these at Incirlik and approximately 100 other B-61’s stored at NATO bases in Belgium, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.

However, unlike those airfields, there are no aircraft based in Turkey capable of carrying the American nuclear weapons stored there. In a crisis, planes would have to fly from other U.S. bases, assuming they could be freed from their other assigned conventional missions. The actual strategy for their use is hazy at best.

“Today, the symbolism of these bombs is far more important than their military utility,” says nuclear historian Eric Schlosser. “Missiles carrying nuclear warheads reach targets much faster, more reliably, and with much greater accuracy.” Rather, the case for keeping the weapons is the nuclear equivalent of the old phrase about the purpose of NATO, “to keep America in, Russia out and Germany down.” In this case, the bombs are there to demonstrate that America’s nukes are in, Russian nukes will be kept out, and German nukes are unnecessary.

Is this symbolism worth the risk? Warning signs are mounting about the security of the weapons as U.S.-Turkish relations deteriorate and the war in Syria intensifies.

Just last year, the United States temporarily lost access to Incirlik during the attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Erdogan. Senior Turkish officers in charge of the base were said to be among the leaders of the coup, and were accused of flying missions from the base in its support. Turkish forces loyal to Erdogan surrounded Incirlik and cut off power for days, effectively trapping some 2,500 U.S. servicemen stationed there — and the 50 nuclear weapons. A week later, the base was again under siege, surrounded this time by thousands of anti-American protesters who burned American flags and demanded the government close the base.

Erdogan’s rule since the coup attempt has grown increasingly authoritarian. His forces killed over 250 people during the uprising, wounded more than 1,400 and arrested almost 3,000. Since then he has purged more than 2,700 judges, detained nearly 50,000 people, including many soldiers, journalists, lawyers, police officers, academics, and Kurdish politicians, sacked 120,000 public servants and vowed to “clean all state institutions of the virus of Fethullah Gülen supporters” loyal to the cleric Erdogan claims was behind the coup.

As Elmira Bayrasli wrote in Defense One, Erdogan holds his own country “hostage for his political benefits.”

Even if you believe the United States should keep tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, is Turkey a safe place to do so?

Since the attempted coup, Turkish forces carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, who are armed by the United States to fight ISIS. If media reports are correct, former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn blocked a plan to use Kurdish forces to spearhead an attack on the ISIS capital of Raqqa, perhaps at the behest of Turkey.

Most recently, during Erdogan’s visit to Washington, his personal bodyguards punched, choked, and kicked peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish Embassy. Astonishingly, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to lodge a formal protest over the alleged “aggressive actions” of U.S. police in protecting the demonstrators, further straining relations.

Meanwhile, U.S. combat operations in Syria are intensifying. U.S.-led forces last week fended off an attack by Iranian-affiliated militia fighters operating in Syria and, according to the Pentagon, ignoring even Russia’s request to stand down. The battle for Raqqa is now back on track, and the most violent fighting of the war could occur in the coming months. As ISIS faces elimination, might it’s fighters strike out across the border inside Turkey?

Can we be sure that America’s nuclear bombs at Incirlik are secure? We cannot. There is growing concern that Incirlik is vulnerable to a terrorist attack. Last March, military families were evacuated from southern Turkey, mainly from Incirlik Air Base, as a result of security concerns from ISIS activity threatening the area. Major security upgrades to base are now underway, including around the vaults used to store the nuclear weapons. But new fences are not the answer.

“The security risk of basing U.S. nuclear bombs in Europe,”  warns former NSC staffer Steve Andreasen and Isabelle Williams, “clearly demonstrate the case for consolidating U.S. nuclear weapons in the United States.”

Why risk it? No member of NATO will doubt our resolve or the credibility of our nuclear assurances if we pull 50 dangerously exposed nuclear weapons from Turkey. They may actually breathe a sigh of relief.

  • Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund and the author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late. Full bio
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MessagePosté le: Mar 6 Juin - 09:06 (2017)    Sujet du message: BUSH SUPPORTS OIR EFFORTS IN US 5th FLEET Répondre en citant

BUSH SUPPORTS OIR EFFORTS IN US 5th FLEET

Story Number: NNS170605-19Release Date: 6/5/2017 1:09:00 PM


170522-N-JC445-087 ARABIAN GULF (May 22, 2017) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Blacklions" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The ship is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto/Released)
 

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mario Coto, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs

U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (NNS) -- USS George H.W. Bush's (CVN 77) support for Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) has been "critical" to the efforts to defeat ISIS, shipboard leaders said.

"The defeat and destruction of ISIS was our primary concern and our ship-air wing team performed superbly," said Capt. Will Pennington, Bush's commanding officer. "Moving that effort into the 5th Fleet AOO allowed us to not only continue that critical fight but to also demonstrate our commitment to our allies and partners in a critical region of the world."

The Bush and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 has conducted more than 4,700 sorties and used 813,000 pounds of ordnance in support of OIR, made two port calls and traveled more than 27,000 nautical miles. Aside from their OIR mission, the ship has provided for the safety and security of a volatile yet important region for trade and commerce.

According to Cmdr. Michael Puffer, Bush's navigator, these operations make a difference.

"Our presence in the region helps ensure freedom of navigation and provided a stabilizing effect in support of our partners," he said.

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group continue to conduct sorties in support of OIR and U.S. national security interests.

For further questions, please contact U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office 011-973-1785-4562 or navcentpao@me.navy.mil

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusnc/.


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US SOLDIERS ROLLING INTO SABER STRIKE [Image 4 of 5]


 
LITHUANIA 06.02.2017 Photo by Staff Sgt. Jill People  7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Lithuanian safety workmen strap down an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle to the rail-head during the Reception, Staging and Onward Movement phase of Exercise Saber Strike. The Saber Strike Exercise program facilitates cooperation between the U.S., Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and other Allied and partner nations to improve joint operational capability in a variety of missions and prepare the participating nations and units for future operations while enhancing the NATO Alliance. This is just one in a number of exercises that demonstrate the U.S. commitment to the collective security of NATO Allies and partners and our dedication to enduring peace and stability in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jill People) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jill People)

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AGENCY STRATEGIC PLAN | FISCAL YEARS 2015 - 2018

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MessagePosté le: Mer 7 Juin - 11:26 (2017)    Sujet du message: «LA TURQUIE ET LA RUSSIE S'UNISSENT POUR EMPÊCHER L'OTAN DE MORCELER LA SYRIE» Répondre en citant

«LA TURQUIE ET LA RUSSIE S'UNISSENT POUR EMPÊCHER L'OTAN DE MORCELER LA SYRIE»


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Le renforcement de l’alliance entre Ankara et Moscou sur le dossier syrien, au contraire des États-Unis, qui renforcent leur pression sur l’Otan et livrent des armes aux Kurdes syriens, peut empêcher la balkanisation du pays, a déclaré à Sputnik la politologue turque Nursin Atesoglu Güney.

La pression accrue des États-Unis sur l'Otan et la récente décision de l'Organisation de rallier la coalition anti-Daech soulève la question d'une éventuelle transformation de l'Alliance en force menaçant l'intégrité territoriale de la Syrie, a indiqué Nursin Atesoglu Güney dans une interview accordée à Sputnik.



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L’Otan reconnaît que son opération militaire en Syrie aggraverait le conflit

« Le fait qu'Ankara et Moscou se soient entendus sur l'intégrité territoriale de la Syrie a une importance immense. […] La Turquie et la Russie s'unissent pour empêcher l'Otan de morceler la Syrie », a souligné l'interlocutrice de l'agence.

Selon la politologue, la Russie estime que les États-Unis s'assignent pour objectif d'affirmer leur influence en Syrie en instrumentalisant le Parti de l'union démocratique (PYD), et pour y parvenir, Washington entend renforcer sa pression en vue de morceler la Syrie.


© AFP 2017 Philippe Huguen
Les USA tuent plus de civils que de terroristes en Syrie

« Il faut comprendre que la transformation de l'Otan en instrument de soutien du PYD sur fond de livraisons d'armes aux Kurdes par les États-Unis et l'Allemagne, qui ferment les yeux sur la présence sur leurs territoires de membres du Parti des travailleurs du Kurdistan (PKK), peut déclencher une nouvelle guerre froide », a prévenu Mme Güney.


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Poutine sur la Syrie: les pays de l’Otan hochent la tête comme des figurines chinoises

Elle a relevé que sous prétexte de la lutte contre Daech, le PYD essayait de remplir ses propres tâches.

« Les États-Unis ne doivent pas oublier les enseignements du passé. C'est qu'en Afghanistan, ils avaient soutenu les moudjahidines qui ont ensuite échappé à leur contrôle. La situation avec le PYD pourrait bien s'avérer similaire. Pour éviter cela en Syrie, Washington doit établir la coordination et la concertation avec Moscou », a conclu l'interlocutrice de Sputnik.

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UN General Assembly could vote on a resolution to set up a counter-terrorism office the next week, a source at the United Nations told Sputnik on Wednesday.



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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — UN General Assembly may vote on establishing a counter-terrorism office next week, according to the source.

"My understanding is that formal adoption of the resolution is anticipated next week," the source told Sputnik.

Earlier in the day, UN Secretary-General’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that the project has been approved by the General Assembly and the 5th committee that deals with administrative and budgetary issues.

Dujarric said the process of recruiting of an Under-Secretary-General to head the new counter-terrorism office is underway.


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OSCE Head Calls for Joint Efforts in Countering Terror After Manchester Attack

According to reports, current Russian Ambassador to United States Sergey Kislyak may be nominated to head of the UN counter-terrorism office.

In February 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres suggested to the General Assembly that a new office for counter-terrorism should be established.

The new office would unite the Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force Office and the Counter-Terrorism Centre — both are part of the Department of Political Affairs — into one separate entity in order to strengthen the UN ability to assist member states implement its global counter-terrorism strategy.

The Under-Secretary-General would serve as the coordinator of the strategy and senior advisor to Guterres on counter-terrorism.

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TURKEY SPEEDS UP SENDING TROOPS TO QATAR



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Turkey's Parliament offered the diplomatically isolated nation of Qatar a show of support by speeding up a bill to send troops to the country.

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BIENTÔT DES POLICIERES VOILEES ?

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9 Juin 2017



En Écosse, au Canada et prochainement dans la très débauchée Amsterdam, des femmes pourront patrouiller en portant le voile.

Gregory Vanden Bruel
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Le développement du communautarisme n’a plus de limites. Des policières voilées pourraient patrouiller, prochainement, sur le sol belge. C’est en tout cas le souhait émis par le bourgmestre socialiste de Vilvorde, dans la périphérie bruxelloise, afin d’assurer « la représentativité des services de sécurité, des services de police en particulier, par rapport à la diversité de la population ».

Pour information, Vilvorde est une de ces communes belges, à l’instar de la désormais tristement célèbre Molenbeek, d’où sont partis des bataillons de djihadistes vers la Syrie afin de renforcer les troupes de l’État islamique et de s’aguerrir aux techniques de la guerre sainte.

Dans la foulée, le bourgmestre de Bruxelles, le tout aussi socialiste Yvan Mayeur – par ailleurs impliqué actuellement dans une affaire de gestion interlope du Samusocial et pressé de démissionner -, n’exclut pas que des policières puissent arborer le hijab dans la capitale belge et européenne.

« On y réfléchit effectivement mais nous attendons les conclusions d’un groupe de travail consacré à ce sujet », a indiqué sa porte-parole Gaëlle Verhasselt, avant d’entamer un exercice de rétropédalage en raison de la levée de boucliers qu’une telle mesure n’a pas manqué de susciter.

Le bourgmestre socialiste de Saint-Josse-ten-Noode (commune bruxelloise) Emir Kir estime, de son côté, que le débat doit être ouvert « car on ne peut l’éviter ».

En réalité, l’interdiction du port de signes de convictions politiques ou religieuses par les fonctionnaires exerçant une fonction publique, promulguée en 2008, a été récemment remise en cause par un tribunal du travail, avec pour conséquence la réouverture d’un vieux débat.

Lorsque l’on connaît l’amour immodéré du Parti socialiste pour la diversité, par idéologie autant que par clientélisme, on se doute que le débat est loin d’être clos. Le ministre de l’Intérieur, le très droitier Jan Jambon (N-VA) a, quant à lui, exclu le port du voile par des policières car « la neutralité est un devoir qui s’impose aux policiers et ceux-ci ne peuvent donc pas porter de signes religieux ostensibles », ajoutant qu’un « uniforme doit rester un uniforme ». Par-delà le bon sens dont a fait preuve le ministre, on peut ajouter que la police perdrait en légitimité et en crédibilité si le voile y était accepté.

En Écosse, au Canada et, prochainement, dans la très débauchée Amsterdam, des femmes pourront patrouiller en portant le voile. Demain, cela pourrait être le cas ailleurs en Europe, signant alors autant de nouvelles victoires de l’islam conquérant. À Bruxelles, il est loin le temps de l’agent 15 qui, dans Quick et Flupke, patrouillait dans les rues la moustache au vent.

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MessagePosté le: Ven 9 Juin - 08:21 (2017)    Sujet du message: MALGRE SON AFFAIBLISSEMENT, DAECH RESTE UNE MENACE IMPORTANTE, PREVIENT L'ONU / Despite pressure and losses, ISIL remains potent threat, UN political chief warns Security Council Répondre en citant



MALGRE SON AFFAIBLISSEMENT Rolling Eyes , DAECH RESTE UNE MENACE IMPORTANTE, PREVIENT L'ONU

Vers une loi martiale internationale, une militarisation complète de tous les pays sous le couvert mensonger de lutter contre DAECH, alors que la grande destruction et persécution finales iront de l'avant.

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Despite pressure and losses, ISIL remains potent threat, UN political chief warns Security Council
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=56934


Jeffrey Feltman (à droite), Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires politiques, devant le Conseil de sécurité. Photo ONU/Evan Schneider

8 juin 2017 – Confronté à des reculs sur le terrain et à des difficultés financières, l'Etat islamique d'Iraq et du Levant (EIIL), appelé aussi Daech, se focalise de plus en plus sur des attaques en dehors des zones de conflit, a prévenu jeudi le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires politiques, Jeffrey Feltman.

Depuis janvier 2016, Daech, malgré une pression militaire constante, continue toutefois de résister à Mossoul, en Iraq, et à Raqqa, en Syrie, a noté M. Feltman dans un exposé devant le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU.

La menace que représente l'EIIL est aggravée par l'utilisation que le groupe fait de l'Internet et des médias sociaux pour faire passer des messages à un large public international.

En Europe, Daech a utilisé sa présence en ligne pour encourager ses partisans à organiser des attaques dans leurs pays de résidence. Certaines de ces attaques ont été perpétrées par des combattants terroristes étrangers de retour des zones de conflit. Ces combattants qui quittent le champ de bataille pour rentrer dans d'autres régions représentent une menace considérable pour la sécurité internationale, a averti M. Feltman.

S'il est vrai que, ces 16 derniers mois, la situation financière de Daech n'a cessé de se dégrader, Daech reste pour l'essentiel tributaire des deux mêmes sources de revenu, hydrocarbures et extorsion/levée d'« impôts », qui peuvent se monter à plusieurs dizaines de millions de dollars de recettes par mois.

Daech tire aussi des recettes de la contrebande d'antiquités, de produits agricoles, de la vente d'électricité, de l'exploitation de ressources minérales telles que le phosphate et l'acide sulfurique, de dons extérieurs, d'enlèvements contre rançon et de la traite d'êtres humains.

S'agissant de l'évolution du danger que représente l'EIIL pour le monde, M. Feltman a noté que des groupes affiliés à l'EIIL affichent leur résilience en Afrique du Nord et font peser une menace sérieuse. Par exemple, bien qu'il ait perdu une partie importante du territoire qu'il contrôlait en Libye et s'en trouve affaibli, la menace qu'il représente, tant pour ce pays que pour ses voisins, subsiste.

En Afrique de l'Ouest, a-t-il fait remarquer, l'expansion de l'EIIL est actuellement contestée par des groupes affiliés à Al-Qaida. En Afrique de l'Est, de nouveaux groupes affiliés à l'EIIL, qui opèrent dans le Puntland et dans certaines parties du sud de la Somalie, ajoutent à la menace terroriste que pose le groupe des Chabab. De même, a-t-il continué, l'EIIL accroit son influence dans le nord de l'Afghanistan, tandis que la menace qu'il pose en Asie du Sud-Est s'est amplifiée.

Pour faire face à l'évolution rapide de la menace que représente l'EIIL, et notamment au risque que constitue le retour des combattants terroristes étrangers, l'ONU, ses États Membres et les organisations internationales, régionales et sous-régionales continuent de renforcer les outils existants et d'en mettre au point de nouveaux, a assuré M. Feltman.

Ainsi, depuis l'adoption de la résolution 2253 (2015) du Conseil de sécurité relative à l'inscription sur la Liste de tout individu ou entité associé à l'EIIL, 11 individus ont été inscrits. M. Feltman a recommandé que les États redoublent d'efforts pour se conformer aux prescriptions des résolutions du Conseil relatives au gel des avoirs. = gel et saisie/destruction de tous les biens des peuples.



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Le Conseil de sécurité charge le Comité contre le terrorisme de faciliter la coopération internationale

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RUSSIA AND CHINA PLAN 'ENORMOUS' MILITARY EVENTS, MAKE DEAL LASTING TO 2020 



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Russia and China are planning “enormous” and “important” joint military events in their future, after a meeting in which the countries agreed a military “roadmap” until 2020. The superpowers completed a mass naval drill in the disputed South China Sea in September.

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SEVERAL US MILITARY AIRCRAFT MAKE EMERGENCY LANDINGS IN JAPAN ON SAME DAY 



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Several US military aircraft, including Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft and F/A-18 fighter jets, had to make emergency landings on the same day at various bases on the Japanese island of Okinawa, local media reported.

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QATAR: US SECRETARY OF STATE TILLERSON'S FULL REMARK REGARDING  #Qatar DISPUTE- @Joyce_Karam





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QATAR CRISIS : TURKISH PARLIAMENT APPROVES TROOP DEPLOYMENT

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Turkey's parliament fast-tracked legislation allowing troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar


Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Gulf nations severed diplomatic relations with Qatar in a coordinated move on Monday (AFP/file)

MEE and agencies

Last update: 
Wednesday 7 June 2017 23:56 UTC

Turkey's parliament on Wednesday approved a draft bill allowing its troops to be deployed to a Turkish military base in Qatar, an apparent move to support the Gulf Arab country when it faces diplomatic and trade isolation from some of the biggest Middle Eastern powers.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed relations with Qatar and closed their airspace to commercial flights on Monday, charging it with financing militant groups. Qatar denies the accusations.

Ankara's move comes a day after US President Donald Trump sided with Saudi Arabia in its rift with Qatar and accused Doha of "funding extremism".


The Turkish bill, drafted before the rift, passed with 240 votes in favour, largely with support from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and nationalist opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).Officials from the AKP and MHP said the legislation would allow troops to be deployed to a Turkish base in Qatar, amid reports Turkey is also set to offer food and emergency supplies to the country.

Kamal Alam, a visiting fellow at diplomatic and defence think-tank RUSI, told Middle East Eye that a prolonged crisis in the Gulf could see Turkish military power in Qatar grow.
“It won’t happen immediately,” he said. “But the Saudi Islamic Arab coalition could fall apart and, maybe, if the situation continues we might see the first steps of replacing US protection in Qatar for Turkish protection.”

Trump speaks to Qatar's emir

Trump spoke with the emir of Qatar on Wednesday and offered help in resolving the crisis, the White House said.

"The president emphasized the importance of all countries in the region working together to prevent the financing of terrorist organizations and stop the promotion of extremist ideology" in his call with the emir, the White House said.

Trump offered to help resolve the diplomatic crisis, including through a White House meeting, the statement said.

The US president also spoke by telephone on Wednesday with Abu Dhabi's crown prince and stressed the importance of unity among Gulf Arab states, the White House said.
Trump "emphasized the importance of maintaining a united Gulf Cooperation Council to promote regional stability, but never at the expense of eliminating funding for radical extremism or defeating terrorism," during a call with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi's crown prince, the White House said in a statement.

Trump had accused Qatar of supporting terrorism in a series of tweets on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis called Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday, a day after he spoke to his Qatari counterpart via phone and praised Qatar’s "enduring commitment to regional security".

The growing Gulf crisis has also pulled the Kremlin and the White House into its orbit, as Moscow dismissed allegations that Russian hackers helped spark tension between Qatar and its former allies.

US officials believe Russian hackers were responsible for the false news story on the state-owned Qatar News Agency last week that precipitated the conflict, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Andrei Krutskikh, a Kremlin adviser on cybersecurity, told the Interfax news agency: "We're getting tired of reacting to unsubstantiated banalities."

"Whatever happens, it is hackers. It's a stale claim and as ever there is zero evidence, and conclusions are drawn before the incident is even investigated."

Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, told CNN on Tuesday that the hacking of Qatar's national news agency was "proved by the FBI".

The US Federal Bureau of Investigations had sent a team to the capital Doha to assist Qatari authorities in finding out what happened.

Doha in talks about shortages

Meanwhile moves against Qatar have continued, as former allies ramp up the pressure.

Qatar is in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies amid concerns of possible shortages, Reuters reported on Wednesday.

"We are in talks with Turkey and Iran and other countries," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the subject, adding that the supplies would be brought in through Qatar Airways cargo flights.

The official said there were enough grain supplies in the market in Qatar to last four weeks and that the government also had large strategic food reserves in Doha.

Already, 85 percent of Qatar’s imports have been cut and food trucks at the Saudi border have been forced to turn around.



The United Arab Emirates warned on Wednesday that anyone showing sympathy with the emirate over sanctions imposed by its Gulf neighbours could face up to 15 years in prison.

The four Gulf governments also closed their airspaces to all Qatari flights and banned Qatar-based news network Al Jazeera. Saudi Arabia has closed Qatar's only land border. 
Jordan said it is reducing its level of diplomatic representation in Qatar, cancelling local registration for Al-Jazeera TV, according to an Associated Press report late on Tuesday.

Hamas shocked at funding threat

Allies of Qatar have also rallied to support the emirate.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to visit Turkey on Wednesday at his own request, Turkish foreign ministry sources said. The sources said Zarif would discuss bilateral and regional matters.

Hamas expressed shock on Wednesday at Saudi Arabia's demand that Qatar end its support for the Palestinian movement.

On Tuesday, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said that to rebuild relations, Doha must cut its support for "extremist" groups, including Hamas.

He said Qatar-supported Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, "undermines the Palestinian Authority".

But in a statement on its website, Hamas said the party felt "deep regret and disapproval" at the Saudi statement.

"These statements are a shock to our Palestinian people and to our Arab and Islamic nation, which considers the Palestinian cause its central cause," the statement said.

Meanwhile, the Islamist political group the Muslim Brotherhood has called on Saudi Arabia not to listen to "corrupt princes of oppression" in the UAE.

The Brotherhood rejected what it said were false accusations of terrorism by Saudi Arabia, and called on the kingdom to cease its support for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

'Trumpification of relations'


Qatar said on Tuesday that another ultimatum issued by Saudi Arabia and its allies – that the emirate's citizens leave the kingdom by mid-June - is a violation of human rights that requires UN intervention.

Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, chairman of Qatar's national human rights committee, said that the move would break up families and disrupt young people's education.

"We have moved from severing diplomatic relations to a comprehensive blockade of international conventions and human rights conventions, not only for Qataris but also for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries," Marri told a press conference on Tuesday evening.

"Qataris who study in Saudi, the UAE and Bahrain, we've had information that they were requested to leave immediately and they were not allowed to continue their final semester exams," he added.
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'Such a Trumpification of relations with one another is particularly dangerous in a region that is already rife with crises'
- German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel



The crisis is continuing to impact world markets. Traders are also anxious about other events, including the UK election, the European Central Bank policy meeting and the testimony of sacked FBI boss James Comey to Congress about Trump's possible campaign links to Russia.

Germany on Wednesday expressed alarm at the sudden escalation of tensions, warning of the dangers of "Trumpification" of relations in the region.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who is due to meet Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Wednesday, said he was surprised by the intensity of the tensions erupting in the Gulf region.

"Such a Trumpification of relations with one another is particularly dangerous in a region that is already rife with crises," he told Germany's Handelsblatt newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.
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'Our will is not to take sides, but Qatar must be completely transparent and answer its neighbours' questions'
- Christophe Castaner, French government spokesman



"Qatar is apparently to be more or less completely isolated and existentially targeted," he said. "A further escalation serves no one. The Middle East is a political and military powder keg."

Gabriel, a longtime critic of German arms sales, also attacked Trump's recent large US weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Gulf.

France  said it would not takes sides in the diplomatic row – but urged Qatar to be transparent and answer the questions its neighbours had asked it.

"Our will is not to take sides, but Qatar must be completely transparent and answer its neighbours' questions," government spokesman Christophe Castaner told reporters in a weekly briefing.

Castaner was responding to a question on whether Paris considered that Qatar supported terrorist groups.

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MessagePosté le: Sam 10 Juin - 11:46 (2017)    Sujet du message: GERMANY TO PULL OUT OF INCIRLIK ; TROOPS AND AIRCRAFT TO BE MOVED TO JORDAN Répondre en citant

GERMANY TO PULL OUT OF INCIRLIK  ; TROOPS AND AIRCRAFT TO BE MOVED TO JORDAN

By Weekly Staff on June 7, 2017 in News

BERLIN, Germany (A.W.)—Germany will pull all of its troops and aircraft from Turkey’s Incirlik airbase, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on June 7.


German soldiers arriving at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in 2015 (Photo: Thorsten Weber/European Pressphoto Agency)

Approximately 270 troops stationed at Incirlik, as well as Tornado reconnaissance jets and a refueling plane, will be moved to Jordan over the next two months.

Two days earlier, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced that Germany would pull its forces, despite negotiations in the Turkish capital with Turkish Foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu. The negotiations, which were aimed to defuse the diplomatic dispute between the two countries, fell through according to Gabriel, who made the announcement during a joint press conference with Cavusoglu.

“We have to respect that Turkey for domestic political reasons cannot approve visits. But then you know the opinion of the German parliament which will now in the very near future make reference to that part of the mandate which says that, if visits aren’t possible, the German government will have to look for another location,” Gabriel was quoted as saying by Europe-based Euronews news outlet.

The diplomatic dispute between Germany and Turkey escalated after German Parliamentarians were refused access to the air force base. Currently, Germany has more than 250 military personnel stationed at Incirlik. They have been responsible for operating reconnaissance and refueling flights as part of the international mission against ISIS/Daesh.

Although Turkey has refused German Members of Parliament (MP) to access to Incirlik, it has granted them access to base in Konya. “German MPs can visit the Konya base.

There is no problem to visit Konya where we have a NATO base. And we are working on the technical details. At the moment there is no decision for Incirlik,” Cavusoglu said at the press conference, according to Euronews.

In a May 17 interview, the German Foreign Minister criticized Turkey’s decision to block a German delegation from visiting Bundeswehr (The unified armed forces of Germany) soldiers stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik base. “[If] the German Parliament is to be blackmailed, then the limit of tolerance has been reached,” Gabriel told German newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.

In that interview, Gabriel noted that if cooperation regarding the situation is no longer possible, then Germany would consider other options including Kuwait, Cyprus, and Jordan. According to Deutsche Welle, Turkey’s was allegedly in response to the German government’s decision in early May to grant asylum to Turkish military personnel.

The German newspaper Bild reported on May 16 that two more high-ranking members of Turkey’s military applied for asylum at the international airport in Frankfurt. Bild added that these two men were Turkish generals who were involved in last July’s failed military coup.

Relations between Turkey and Germany have grown increasingly tense over the last few months and worsened during Turkey’s referendum campaign on expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Turkish Ministers who were campaigning for the support of expanding powers for Erdogan were prohibited from holding rallies in Germany.

Last year, Ankara blocked German Parliamentarians from visiting the Incirlik airbase after the Bundestag passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.

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SYRIAN ARMY, ALLIES IN SOUTHEAST SYRIA REACH IRAQI BORDER : PRO-ASSAD COMMANDER

World News | Fri Jun 9, 2017 | 1:35pm EDT

Syrian troops and allied militia in the southeast Syrian desert reached the Iraqi border on Friday, near the Tanf base where U.S. special forces train local rebels to fight Islamic State, a pro-government commander said.

The advance follows an escalation of tensions between the United States and the Syrian government with its backers over control of the southeastern frontier with Iraq.

"The first units of the army and its allies arrived to the Syrian-Iraqi border northeast of al-Tanf," said the non-Syrian commander in a military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad.

The area is seen as crucial to Assad's Iranian allies and could open an overland supply route from Tehran to Iraq, Syria and Lebanon - a major concern to U.S. allies in the region.

A range of Iranian-backed militias from the region, including the Lebanese Hezbollah group, have supported the Syrian government in the six-year war against rebel groups.

The Tanf base lies in the Syrian Badia, a vast sparsely populated desert territory that stretches to the Jordanian and Iraqi borders. Damascus has declared the Badia region a military priority.

Months of advances by U.S.-backed rebels against Islamic State have allowed them to secure swathes of territory in the Badia, alarming the Syrian government and its allies.

The Americans had blocked them through rebel groups in the area, the commander said, so the Syrian army and allied forces opened a new route and pressed on to the border.

"It's a message to everyone," he said without elaborating.

The pro-Assad alliance had threatened this week to hit U.S. positions in Syria, warning that "self-restraint" over American air strikes would end if Washington crossed "red lines".

The U.S. launched air strikes on Tuesday against pro-government forces that it said posed a threat to American forces and the Syrian rebel groups they support in the area, the second such strike in recent weeks.

Hezbollah's al-Manar television channel said on Friday the army and its allies had "expanded their area of control" in the Badia.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitoring group, said dozens of soldiers and pro-government forces had arrived at the border.

They reached a point nearly 50 km north of al-Tanf, after going through the desert around the area held by U.S.-backed rebels, it said.

(Reporting by Laila Bassam and Ellen Francis, editing by Ed Osmond)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-border-idUSKBN1902M…



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MessagePosté le: Sam 10 Juin - 12:07 (2017)    Sujet du message: COMBAT CENTER'S BATTLE SIMULATION CENTER : VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR THE CORPS Répondre en citant

COMBAT CENTER'S BATTLE SIMULATION CENTER : VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR THE CORPS 
  • 9 Jun 2017 2017
By Courtesy Story, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. -- The Marine Corps uses parts of kinetic and virtual training to enhance their readiness, the Battle Simulation Center located in building 1655 is one of several virtual training facilities aboard the Combat Center.

The Battle Simulation Center, located on main side as well as Camp Wilson, supports the Corps by providing units with various training simulations that assist in individual, small unit and staff level operations. The technology available helps the Marines feel a sense of realism of their environment as well as provide communication with artillery units, aircrafts and other Marines.

“When we have to conduct certain exercises in which we believe the risk of injury is too high, so we practice in the simulations first,” said Maj. Jesse Attig, officer in charge, BSC, Marine Corps Air Ground Task for Training Command. “When the Marines go to do the live exercise then the risk is much lower since the Marines know how to react to each situation.” 

The BSC provides training for any size unit from individual to regiment, for any warfighting discipline from infantry to logistics, and from all parts of the combat spectrum from full scale war to establishing local governance.

“We break up our training into live, virtual, and constructive training,” Attig said. “Live training consists of real people using real systems, virtual training is live people using virtual systems and constructive training is virtual people using virtual systems.”

In constructive training the Marines can see what is supposed to be done in certain situations. Once the Marines understand what to do they move onto virtual training, where they can put their knowledge into action. The simulations allow the Marines to receive live feedback from their instructors, this allows the Marines to make mistakes and be corrected without risk of injury or loss of resources. After the Marines have had a chance to practice and be coached in a safe environment they can move on to live training.

“The different weapons the Marines train with in the simulation can range from the M9 service pistol to mortars, shot guns, and heavy machine guns,” Attig said. “The center also has different vehicle simulations where Marines can practice not only movement of troops but dealing with enemy resistance, medical evacuations and many other situations where Marines would have to think on their feet.”

Camp Wilson Simulators and the BSC Annex have made simulation available to service members from main side, and visiting units. A simulation complex includes the large task trainers as well as a small simulation center. All of the vehicle and convoy simulators are housed at Camp Wilson. Camp Wilson offers a wide array of simulation opportunities for visiting units.

The BSC’s hours of operations are 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, but the BSC can accommodate its schedule based on the training needs of the unit.

The Marines have three locations where virtual training can be done, building 1655 and 1707, Camp Wilson and the rifle range. For more information, visit http://www.29palms.marines.mil/Staff/G3-Operations-and-Training/MAGTFTC-Sim…

http://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1208951/combat-centers-bat…


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SABER STRIKE 17 SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYS MPF OPERATIONS 

2 Jun 2017

By Cpl. Devan Barnett, Marine Corps Forces Reserves


Saber Strike 17

VENTSPILS, Latvia- NATO nations participate in convoy operations alongside Marines while escorted by Latvian Movement and Control officers during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 28, 2017. Exercise Saber Strike 17 is an annual combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland. The combined training prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and meet their own security needs by improving the security of borders and countering threats.  


Saber Strike 17

VENTSPILS, Latvia- NATO nations participate in convoy operations alongside Marines while escorted by Latvian Movement and Control officers during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 28, 2017. Exercise Saber Strike 17 is an annual combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland. The combined training prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and meet their own security needs by improving the security of borders and countering threats.


Saber Strike 17
VENTSPILS, Latvia- NATO nations participate in convoy operations alongside Marines while escorted by Latvian Movement and Control officers during exercise Saber Strike 17 in Ventspils, Latvia, May 28, 2017. Exercise Saber Strike 17 is an annual combined-joint exercise conducted at various locations throughout the Baltic region and Poland. The combined training prepares allies and partners to respond more to regional crises and meet their own security needs by improving the security of borders and countering threats.

VENTSPILS, Latvia --

VENTSPILS, Latvia –Exercises like Saber Strike 17 develop trust with U.S. Allies and partner nations in Europe. This year, the exercise taking place May 23 - June 24, 2017, demonstrates a full spectrum of military operations that show there is no substitute for the U.S. forward-deployed presence in Europe to deter any possible threats.

This year the exercise highlights U.S. military capabilities by using Maritime Prepositioning Forces to receive required gear. This capability allows the Marine Corps to transport equipment and vehicles to foreign lands by beach or pier. The ability to offload gear, regardless of location, keeps the U.S. armed forces ready.

The great part of the MPF is that they are all around the world, ready to respond,” said Navy Lt. Amy Kenny, the MPF officer for Naval Beach Group Two, Expeditionary Strike Group Two. “And now we have shown that the Navy can expeditiously offload and provide you with gear.”

The MPF’s capability prevents the maritime forces from waiting for vehicles to be transported from the continental United States by other means.

Without Maritime Prepositioning Ships, we would be slow,” said Kenny. “There’s a ton of working gear and equipment on these boats, at any given time, ready to go. If it didn’t exist, you would be stuck in a situation where you have to load boats back home and port gear to them overseas.”

With the assistance of the MPF, the ships can provide gear in a moment’s notice and give the U.S. Marine Corps the logistical support in a timely manner.

“This year’s exercise demonstrates our flexibility and responsiveness to deploy in support of a crisis or contingency as we integrate with our maritime prepositioning shipping,” said Col. Matthew Puglisi, the Marine Corps task force commander of Saber Strike 17. “Conducting maritime prepositioning operations in support of the geographical commander’s exercise priorities, allows us to prepare for future operations.”

The swift offload of gear allows the Marines to be faster prepared for operations and ability to quickly move further inland.

“Currently we are looking forward to conducting the field exercises where we integrate our infantry and the infantry enablers: artillery, tanks, and light armored vehicles,” said Puglisi. “We are looking forward to training with the land brigade in Adazi, so that we can share and learn each other’s tactics, techniques and procedures.”

The participants of Saber Strike 17 will convoy the unloaded equipment to Adazi, Latvia, to start participation in the next stage of the exercise.

http://www.marines.mil/News/News-Display/Article/1200513/saber-strike-17-su…


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MessagePosté le: Sam 10 Juin - 12:18 (2017)    Sujet du message: STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS ON CANADA'S DEFENSE POLICY Répondre en citant

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JIM MATTIS ON CANADA'S DEFENSE POLICY

Press Operations
Release No: NR-214-17
June 7, 2017
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We are heartened by today's release of Canada's defense policy. 

The United States welcomes Canada's marked increase in investment in their military and their continued commitment to a strong defense relationship with the United States and NATO.

This new defense policy demonstrates Canadian resolve to build additional military capacity and a more capable fighting force. In light of today's security challenges around the world, it's critical for Canada's moral voice to be supported by the hard power of a strong military.

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MessagePosté le: Dim 11 Juin - 16:17 (2017)    Sujet du message: IRKING TURKEY, ISRAEL AND CYPRUS BEGIN MOUNTAIN MILITARY DRILLS Répondre en citant

IRKING TURKEY, ISRAEL AND CYPRUS BEGIN MOUNTAIN MILITARY DRILLS


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00:59 11.06.2017(updated 06:54 11.06.2017)

Hundreds of Israeli commandos are headed to Cyprus as the two countries prepare to start a large-scale, week-long military drill Sunday.

About 400 Israeli commandos are on their way to the divided island to take part in what local media are calling the largest military exercise ever to be undertaken between the Israelis and the Greek Cypriots. This will be the first time this many Israeli soldiers have traveled to Cyprus. Neither the Israeli Defense Forces nor the adviser to Cyprus Defense Minister Maro Theodotou have commented on the exercises, but according to Cyprus Mail, the local daily, the military exercise will start Sunday and will focus mainly on occupying and liberating villages in the mountainous region of the island, the Troodos Mountains. Some of the mountains rise up to 2,000 meters above sea level.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz also learned that the exercise is going to involve "sqaudrons of Black Hawk helicopters." The Israeli newspaper speculates that the Troodos Mountains were chosen because they have similarities with mountainous regions around Israel.

It is probably safe to speculate that it is the high mountains of Israel's northern neighbor, Lebanon, that Israel wants to master. Rumblings of a coming conflict with Hezbollah have been in the air for weeks now.

The exercise has already caused a sharp negative reaction from Turkey, according to the Jerusalem Post. Turkey, which used to conduct joint military exercises with Israel before 2011, when relations between the two countries deteriorated following an Israeli attack on a Turkish aid convoy, announced that it would be holding its own military exercise within Northern Cyprus's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) southwest of the town of Paphos. The self-declared state of Northern Cyprus is recognized only by Turkey.

Cyprus's government has already filed a formal complaint regarding Turkish military exercise to the United Nations, according to the Cyprus Mail.

The upcoming Israeli-Cypriot exercises come in the wake of the earlier three-day military exercise, ‘Onisilos-Gideon,' which took place this March and focused mainly on air forces and air defense, the newspaper reports.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201706111054519974-israeli-cyprus-military…


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MessagePosté le: Dim 11 Juin - 23:25 (2017)    Sujet du message: US SPECIAL FORCES SHOW UP IN PHILIPPINES WITH NO WARNING, AS DID THE BOOGY MAN Répondre en citant

US SPECIAL FORCES SHOW UP IN PHILIPPINES WITH NO WARNING, AS DID THE BOOGY MAN



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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has denied media reports claiming he requested US Special Forces assistance in the battle for Marawi City, saying on Sunday that he “never approached America” for help.

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INTERVIEW : QATAR’S FIGHT AGAINST ‘TERRORISM’



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Interview: Qatar’s fight against ‘terrorism’

Mutlaq Al-Qahtani is the special envoy on counterterrorism for Qatar's foreign minister.

He spoke with our correspondent Jamal Elshayyal, and says everything is being done to fight “terrorism”.


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MessagePosté le: Lun 12 Juin - 22:37 (2017)    Sujet du message: FRANCE : EMMANUEL MACRON SE NOMME CHEF DES SERVICES SECRETS Répondre en citant

FRANCE : EMMANUEL MACRON SE NOMME CHEF DES SERVICES SECRETS

12 juin 2017, 08:55


 Source: AFP

En créant une unité de pilotage des services secrets, l'Elysée vient de prendre la tête des services secrets alors que le terrorisme fait rage. Une véritable révolution destinée à éviter certains couacs entre la Défense et les renseignements.

Le milieu des renseignements est réputé pour être clos et relativement opaque. C'est pourtant une petite révolution qui vient d'être opérée en son sein, relate le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) dans son édition du 11 juin. Le président Emmanuel Macron vient en effet de prendre la tête des services secrets en refondant leur organisation.


Emmanuel Macron, la menace d'un président absolu

L'Elysée a décidé de créer un Centre national de contre-terrorisme, faisant du président le coordinateur du renseignement. Il prend la tête d'une équipe composée de 19 personnes qui s'occuperont de définir la stratégie des services secrets dans le cadre de la lutte contre le terrorisme. Lors du conseil des ministres qui aura lieu le 21 juin, Emmanuel Macron devrait par ailleurs annoncer d'autres mesures et de nouvelles nominations pour compléter cette décision.

«On sort de décennies de non-dits, pendant lesquelles l'Elysée pilotait ces questions sans vraiment apparaître : maintenant, Macron a l'air de vouloir assumer», explique un proche de l'Elysée à l'hebdomadaire. En réalité, il s'agit surtout d'éviter les couacs et les rivalités, comme celle qui aura marqué la présidence de François Hollande. Pendant plusieurs mois, le président de la Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), Bernard Bajolet, n'adressait plus la parole au directeur de cabinet du ministre de la Défense, préférant s'adresser directement au président. Cette tension était née de l'affaire des otages retenus au Niger, en 2010, lorsqu'une opération montée par les services secrets s'était vue doublée par une seconde opération organisée par la Défense.

Reste la question de la mission et de l'efficacité de ce Centre national de contre-terrorisme. Une telle structure avait déjà été mise en place en 1982 par François Mitterrand, dans un contexte de menace terroriste faisant suite à l'attentat de la rue des Rosiers à Paris. Elle avait principalement servi à espionner différentes personnalités de la politique, du spectacle et des médias, notamment grâce à des mises sur écoute. Plusieurs dirigeants de cette cellule ont été condamnés par la justice en 2005.

https://francais.rt.com/international/39613-emmanuel-macron-se-nomme-chef-des-services-secrets


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MessagePosté le: Mar 13 Juin - 04:14 (2017)    Sujet du message: USS LAKE ERIE, U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS RENDER ASSISTANCE IN SRI LANKA AFTER DEVASTAGING FLOODS Répondre en citant

USS LAKE ERIE, U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS RENDER ASSISTANCE IN SRI LANKA AFTER DEVASTAGING FLOODS

Story Number: NNS170611-01Release Date: 6/11/2017 8:28:00 PM

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170611-N-OU129-035 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (June 11, 2017) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrives in Colombo, Sri Lanka to support humanitarian assistance operations in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. Recent heavy rainfalls brought by a southwestern monsoon triggered flooding and landslides throughout the country, displacing thousands of people and causing significant damage to homes and buildings. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton/Released)

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 11 to support humanitarian assistance operations Rolling Eyes in the wake of severe flooding and landslides that devastated many regions of the country. The United States Pacific Command will also deploy military aircraft and other specialists who will join in the humanitarian efforts.

"We share in the sorrow of the Sri Lankan people at the loss of life and devastation brought on by this disaster," said Adm. Harry Harris, commander U.S. Pacific Command. "Friends help friends and the United States stands with Sri Lanka during this difficult time. U.S. forces will coordinate with our Sri Lankan counterparts to support recovery efforts. We will work closely with our interagency partners from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and others to ensure continued, timely and swift responses to requests from the Government of Sri Lanka."

Recent heavy rainfalls brought by a southwest monsoon triggered flooding and landslides throughout the country, displacing thousands of people and causing significant damage to homes and buildings.

Because of the long-standing friendship between the United States and Sri Lanka, American forces are able to respond with critically needed capabilities.

"We're very proud to have the opportunity to provide relief and assistance to the citizens of Sri Lanka," said Capt. Darren McPherson, commanding officer, USS Lake Erie. "Whether it's rehabilitating flooded areas or providing food and water, our Sailors are well trained for this mission and we are ready to execute on behalf of the United States."

The U.S. military has a history of successfully working with international relief organizations and host nations to provide relief to those affected by disaster. In March 2017, U.S. Navy doctors and civil engineers aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) visited Hambantota, Sri Lanka for Pacific Partnership, a two week humanitarian and disaster relief preparedness mission, establishing key relationships with the Sri Lankan Navy and civil service agencies in the country. Those relationships are helping U.S. military personnel efficiently integrate into the current Sri Lanka humanitarian response mission.

"Americans and Sri Lankans have shared a deep bond throughout the history of our two countries," said the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Atul Keshap. "The people of both countries have always stood side-by-side in times of need."

USS Lake Erie left her homeport of San Diego in May on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 49 (HSM-49).

As U.S. 7th Fleet's executive agent for theater security cooperation in South and Southeast Asia, Commander, Task Force 73 conducts advanced planning, organize resources, and directly support the execution of maritime exercises and engagements, such as Pacific Partnership, the bilateral CARAT series, the Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) with Vietnam and the multi-lateral Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) with Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Commander, Task Force 73, visit www.navy.mil/local/ctf73/.

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=100982


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