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Russian MoD: Il-20 downed by Syrian missile after attacking Israel’s F-16s used it as cover

Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces.

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Russia has stated that it “reserves right to response” after claiming that Israel’s actions led to downing of Il-20 by Syrian S-200 missiles.

The Russian military accused their Israeli counterparts for causing the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane by the Syrian air defense forces, which were responding to an Israeli air raid on Latakia.

Via RT


The Russian military say the Israeli raid on Syria triggered a chain of events, which led to the shooting down of a Russian Il-20 plane by a Syrian S-200 surface-to-air missile. Moscow reserves the right to respond accordingly.

On Monday evening four Israeli F-16 fighter jets attacked targets in Syria’s Latakia after approaching from the Mediterranean, a statement by the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. The Israeli warplanes came at a small altitude and “created a dangerous situation for other aircraft and vessels in the region”, it said.

The military said the French Navy’s frigate “Auvergne” as well as a Russian Il-20 plane were in the area of the Israeli operation.

“The Israeli pilots used the Russian plane as cover and set it up to be targeted by the Syrian air defense forces. As a consequence, the Il-20, which has radar cross-section much larger than the F-16, was shot down by an S-200 system missile,” the statement said.

The Russian ministry stressed that the Israelis must have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, which didn’t stop them from “the provocation”. Israel also failed to warn Russia about the planned operation in advance. The warning came a minute before the attack started, which “did not leave time to move the Russian plane to a safe area,” the statement said.

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Joe
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Joe

Russia reserves the right to respond by inviting Israel to their next victory day parade.

Manon
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Manon

Hey “Joe,” — we hear you. Was it your grandpa Kaganovich who stood next to Stalin during the parades in Moscow? Or you are from Frenkel’s (of GULAG fame) family? Your “Holocaust survivors” prefer to kill by millions, see the Holodomor and GULAG. Nothing pleases your treacherous tribe of whiners more than the exercises in sadism and mass slaughter. Your “Holo-biz” Nuland-Kagan even has installed a Jewish Groysman in Ukraine to finish the job started by Lazar Kaganovich.
Your tribe is cursed not for nothing but for dishonesty, pettiness, and bloodthirstiness. Parasites.

Joe
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Joe

Hey Manon, clearly, speaking in jest is a level of comprehension above your intellectual level. Why are you having a go at me?

Andre
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Andre

Yes, I understood your cynical remark, and a pity it was not understood.

Cheryl Brandon
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Cheryl Brandon

The way to respond is to give Syrians the most up to date equipment to defend themselves the Israhelli terrorist; That is the only way Syria will be safe; Lebanon has to stop assisting Israhell?? as well!! Russia must now arm Hezbollah!!

A.F.
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A.F.

Russia sponsors ISIS allready

Hes
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Hes

Try harder, my “selfchosen” friend. Ask your Hasbara supervisor for some extra Shekels.

mikhas
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mikhas

This is bs since Russian and Syrian defences are meshed, the plane would appear as “friend” not for.

Hes
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Hes

??????? What?

spike
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spike

all aircraft are fitted with an IFF (identifier friend or foe) beacon. but in their haste to launch as many missiles as possible the syrian operators didn’t even bother to look for friendly aircraft in the vicinity of their targeting vector

Hes
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Hes

I see you know exactly nothing about it.

Andre
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Andre

Time for Russia to respond seriously to this provocation and deception.

voza0db
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voza0db

Not a chance!

Hes
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Hes

Evil Khazarian joohole called IsraHell is a pure evil. They can only lie, steal and kill.

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

This is shocking. Did Netenyahu order it? I can’t imagine he didn’t know. If he did, he’s openly challenging Putin.

Netenyahu despises ‘weak’ people. He seems to be itching to start WW3 to eliminate the weak people, which of course means the Palestinians among others.

Harris
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Harris

Dont Come an whim or mon here, Russia is ripping is treacherous benefit for its weak stance on Syrian aggressor, even the French Can now slap Russia military and suffer no consequence. Here Will just scream our western Partner! Russia is just à Paper tiger ! Why Syria shouldn’t have an S300 missile to defend itself against immoral action like that is unbelievable ! Now if ont was m’y family member on the Russia IL-20 crew I will Ask Putin to resuscitate my loved one killed in this incident ! The Real culprit us PUTIN, full stop!

Tom
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Tom

Moron!

Manon
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Manon

From now on, each Russian aircraft should carry a Jew as a passenger. Otherwise, the former bouncer Avi ( a Moldovan thug and felon of Turkish appearance) and the former furniture peddler Bibi would not understand the value of life. The Jewish Bolsheviks are unredeemable.

Manon
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Manon

Ukraining accent was detected. Is this you, Groysman?

Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

This bears many of the same hallmarks as the cynical assassination of the Su-24 by Turkish F-16s. It was carefully planned, and took every possible advantage of the Russians’ efforts to coordinate and avoid misunderstandings. Just as the Turkish fighter that shot down the Su-24 had been in the air for several hours, just waiting for the chance to stab the Russians in the back, this Israeli attack was obviously designed to make the Syrians shoot down their ally’s aircraft. Unless, of course, it was not a Syrian missile at all. In which case either Israel, France or some other… Read more »

Cicero
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Cicero

The Israelis were sneaky they knew launching an attack close to the spy plane would result in Syrian air defences responding. They used it as cover & unfortunately the servicemen paid the price. This is what happens when you let an aggressor get away time & time again with provocations without doing anything. Israelis took advantage knowing Russia has never responded to any of its numerous attacks. Russia needs to take a firmer stance & impose a no fly zone & shoot anything which is attacking Syria.

Manon
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Manon

Let’s see if there any victims related to Jews in Israel.

spike
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spike

then the blame clearly lies at the feet of the anti-air missile operators…to just launch without checking the area the weapon is launched into is tantamount to deciding to deliberately shoot down the russian a/c

Hes
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Hes

LOL!!! Say shalom to your Hasbara supervisor.

spike
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spike

israel used it as cover and the incompetence of the syrian ad operators did the rest

Hes
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Hes

Shalom, shalom. I love your pathetic Hasbara jooshit.

Mike
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Mike

Jeee! Russia should traget Syria as they are the one that shot down their plane, not Israel!!! What a complete non sense from Russia!

Hes
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Hes

OK, “Mike”. Now you can go to steal something or just suck some blood from goyim child instead of posting this jooshit.

Cat Pillar
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Cat Pillar

Wrap it in plastic – like Kaliningrad. And Crimea.

Cheryl brandon
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Cheryl brandon

My condolences goes out to the 14 pilots/soldiers who were up by Israhell terrorists; They illegally flew into Syrian airspace, attacked Syrians; When the Syrians tried to defend themselves, the Irsahelli criminals placed a Russian jet in harms way; Willfully got 14 pilots killed like they did with the USS Liberty in 1967. RIP UN/International Laws/ ICC!! the Criminals/Bullies defiantly LIE on Arabs again!!

Martha
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Martha

The U.N. (or ‘the one’) and ‘International Laws’ and ‘International con-ventions’ exist to protect the guilty, never the innocent.

7.62x54R
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7.62x54R

How many more times are Russian servicemen going to die because of US-Saudi-Israeli underhandedness and criminality?

A.F.
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A.F.

Lets hope and pray thousands more!

Gazza
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Gazza

Ukropi clown alert…

Hes
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Hes

Glory to Ukraine! Glory to retards!

A.F.
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A.F.

Great news, Assad downed Russian plane, out of humanity! Downed by Russian weapons!

7.62x54R
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7.62x54R

Underhanded Israeli-US deviants have killed another 14 Russian personnel. Too bad the Russians have not realized that they are dealing with lairs and thugs and have not exterminated the US-Israeli invaders’ aircraft. Time to declare that Syrian airspace is closed to NATO and Israeli invaders.

michael
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michael

after this last event….all Israeli aircraft will be shot down immediately….any missiles launched towards Syria will be met with an equal response on military installations in israel….let the war begin….

A.F.
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A.F.

Russians love war, like in Donbass and Crimea.

john vieira
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Pot/kettle…a***hole!!!

Hes
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Hes

Yes, you ukie joos are really funny imbeciles. Now just fuck off!

A.F.
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A.F.

The U.S. Air Force and eight other nations will participate next month in independent Ukraine’s largest aviation exercise, which aims to promote regional security and improve that country’s cooperation with NATO members, the military said Tuesday.

TEP
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TEP

The IL-20 wasnt an ordinary aircraft and these were not ‘crewmen’. This is a huge loss to Russia and Syria – these were highly trained (over 10 years) electronic warfare specialists and the plane included some of the most advanced EW capability on the planet. The Russian military are furious and demanding a response, as are most Russians whilst Putin is trying to calm it all down … there could be a serious rift. So the empire of chaos will be thrilled at such a big Russian EW loss and any rift between Putin and his military and/or electorate would… Read more »

Hes
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Hes

Those devils from IsraHell did it intentionally.

William spence
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William spence

The Israeli complicity in the death of Russian personnel makes Putin look very bad. What can he do to redeem himself!

William spence
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William spence

What next? A false flag poison attack by terrorists in Idlib.

An attack by terrorists across the demilitarized zone of Putin-Erdogan?

Or maybe in Ukraine across that demilitarized zone. They don’t work do they?

Cat Pillar
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Cat Pillar

Israel is directly responsible for the deaths of 15 Russian servicemen and what’s the Russian official response….. “This was reckless.” —- Like they’re naughty adolescent boys! If the pension reform cost Putin 20 points in the polls, what will “reckless and tragic circumstances” do? Another 20? 50? Down to rockbottom? Oh well, his problem but who woulda thought it …. Putin is Netanyahoo’s bìtch. Way to go Little Izzie – obviously there’s more to that upstart postage stamp than I ever thought. Somehow, you have the Russian Federation by the short and curlies. I wonder – will The Duran be… Read more »

Zina
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Zina

Putin je već reagovao, Izrael može nastaviti obarati Ruske avione.

AM Hants
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I wonder why the Defence Secretary from the ‘UK’ section of FUKUS, was over in Ukraine, conversing with the Far Right Savages, whilst the ‘F’ section of ‘FUKUS’, was launching missiles on Syria? What have the got planned, over in ‘Hilary’s Mercenary Land’? LUNACY: Kiev’s Plan To Reconquer Crimea – Create Floating Base In Sea Of ​​Azov… https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/09/lunacy-kievs-plan-to-reconquer-crimea-create-floating-base-in-sea-of-%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8Bazov/ UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson the latest Western official to visit the frontline of the war in eastern Ukraine. Photos Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation… https://liveuamap.com/en/2018/19-september-uk-defense-secretary-gavin-williamson-the-latest I do wonder if the UK Government, is just some franchise of the Clinton Foundation? They seem… Read more »

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

Backfired!! Along come the s-300’s for sovereign anti-terror pro-democracy Syria.

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Beijing Threatens “Severe” Retaliation Against Canada If Huawei CFO Is Not Released

China’s warning marks an escalation in Beijing’s rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony.

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Canada’s extraordinary arrest one week ago of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder and billionaire executive Ren Zhengfei, and its decision to charge her with “multiple” counts of fraud – a preamble to her likely extradition to the US to face charges of knowingly violating US and EU sanctions on Iran – has elicited widespread anger in Beijing, which declared Meng’s detention a “violation of human rights” during a bail hearing for the jailed executive on Friday.

That anger has apparently only intensified after the hearing adjourned without a decision (it will resume on Monday, allowing Meng’s defense team to argue for why she should be released on bail, contrary to the wishes of government attorneys who are prosecuting the case).

And with Canada insisting that it will prosecute Meng to the full extent of the law over allegations that she mislead banks about the true relationship of a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom, angry Chinese officials have decided to issue an ultimatum directly to the Canadian ambassador, who was summoned to a meeting in Beijing on Saturday and told in no uncertain terms that Canada will face “severe consequences” if Meng isn’t released, according to the Wall Street Journal.

China’s foreign ministry publicized the warning in a statement (though Canadian officials have yet to comment):

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng summoned Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, John McCallum, on Saturday to deliver the warning, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

The statement doesn’t mention the name of Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, though it refers to a Huawei “principal” taken into custody at U.S. request while changing planes in Vancouver, as was Ms. Meng. The statement accuses Canada of “severely violating the legal, legitimate rights of a Chinese citizen” and demands the person’s release.

“Otherwise there will be severe consequences, and Canada must bear the full responsibility,” said the statement, which was posted online late Saturday.

Phone calls to the Canadian Embassy rang unanswered while the Canadian government’s global affairs media office didn’t immediately respond to an email request for comment.

The warning marks an escalation in Beijing’s rhetoric as investors worry that the arrest could cause the shaky trade detente between the US and China to devolve into acrimony. A federal judge issued a warrant for Meng’s arrest back in August. Though after she was made aware of the warrant, Meng avoided travel to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver last Saturday while traveling to Mexico.

Aside from breaking off trade talks, some are worried that Beijing could seek to retaliate in kind by arresting a notable US executive. While the threats of Chinese bureaucrats might not amount to much in the eyes of US prosecutors, threatening a US executive with long-term detention in a Chinese “reeducation camp” just might.

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The trials of Julian Assange

Eresh Omar Jamal interviews Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi in relation to the situation of Julian Assange.

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Authored by Eresh Omar Jamal for The Daily Star (Bangladesh):


Stefania Maurizi is an investigative journalist working for the Italian daily La Repubblica. She has worked on all WikiLeaks releases of secret documents and partnered with Glenn Greenwald to reveal the Snowden Files about Italy. She has authored two books—Dossier WikiLeaks: Segreti Italiani and Una Bomba, Dieci Storie. In an exclusive interview with Eresh Omar Jamal of The Daily Star, Maurizi talks about the continued arbitrary detention of Julian Assange, why powerful governments see WikiLeaks as an existential threat, and the implications for global press freedom if Assange is prosecuted for publishing secret government documents.

You recently had the chance to visit Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. When was this and can you describe the state he is in?

I was able to visit him on November 19, after 8 months of failed attempts, because last March the Ecuadorian authorities cut off all his social and professional contacts, with the exception of his lawyers, and in the preceding 8 months, I had asked for permission to visit him nine times without success—the Ecuadorian authorities didn’t reply at all to my requests.

When I was finally granted permission to visit the WikiLeaks founder at the Ecuadorian embassy in London last November, I was literally shocked to see the huge impact his isolation has had on his health. Because I have worked as a media partner with him and his organisation, WikiLeaks, for the last nine years, I have met him many times and can tell when there are any changes in his body and mind. I wondered how his mind could keep working; but after talking to him in the embassy for two hours, I have no doubt that his mind is working fine. I still wonder how that’s possible after six and a half years of detention without even one hour of being outdoors. I would have had a physical and mental breakdown after just 6 months, not after 6 years.

Detention and isolation are killing him slowly, and no one is doing anything to stop it. The media reports, the commentators comment, but at the end of the day, he is still there; having spent the last six and a half years confined to a tiny building with no access to sunlight or to proper medical treatment. And this is happening in London, in the heart of Europe. He is not sitting in an embassy in Pyongyang. It is truly tragic and completely unacceptable. And I’m simply appalled at the way the UK authorities have contributed to his arbitrary detention, and have opposed any solution to this intractable legal and diplomatic quagmire.

Having bravely defended Assange for years, the Ecuadorian government in late March cut off almost all his communications with the outside world. What prompted this turnabout and what is its purpose?

Politics has completely changed in Ecuador, and more in general, in Latin America, since 2012, when Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum. I have never had any interviews with the current Ecuadorian President, Mr Lenin Moreno, but based on his public declarations, it’s rather obvious to me that he does not approve of what Julian Assange and WikiLeaks do.

With all his problems, Rafael Correa (former president of Ecuador) protected Assange from the very beginning, whereas Lenin Moreno considers him a liability. Moreno is under pressure from the right-wing politicians in Ecuador, and also from very powerful governments, like the US and UK governments, who will leave no stones unturned to jail Assange and destroy WikiLeaks. I am not sure how long Lenin Moreno will hold out against this immense pressure, provided that he wants to hold out at all.

Assange was vindicated not so long ago as to why he cannot leave the embassy when the US Department of Justice “accidentally” revealed in November that the founder of WikiLeaks had been secretly charged in the US. What do you think those charges are for?

It’s hard to say unless the charges get declassified and I really appreciate how the US organisation, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, is fighting before the court in the Eastern District of Virginia, US, to have the charges declassified.

There is no doubt whatsoever that the US authorities have always wanted to charge him for WikiLeaks’ publications. They have wanted to do so from the very beginning, since 2010, when WikiLeaks released its bombshell publications like the US diplomatic cables.

But the US authorities have been unable to do so due to the fact that WikiLeaks’ publication activities enjoy constitutional protection thanks to the First Amendment. So it will be very interesting to see how they will get around this constitutional protection in order to be able to charge him and other WikiLeaks journalists and put them all in jail.

Why have some of the most powerful governments and intelligence agencies invested so much resources to attack Assange and WikiLeaks?

You have to realise what it meant for the US national security complex to witness the publication of 76,000 secret documents about the war in Afghanistan, and then another 390,000 secret reports about the war in Iraq; followed by 251,287 US diplomatic cables and 779 secret files on the Guantanamo detainees; and to watch WikiLeaks save Edward Snowden, while the US was trying everything it could do, to show the world that there is no way of exposing the NSA’s secrets and keep your head attached to your neck having done so.

You have to realise what this means in an environment like that of the US, where even the most brilliant national security reporters didn’t dare to publish the name of the head of the CIA Counterterrorism Center, Michael D’Andrea, even though his name and the abuses committed by his centre were open secrets within their inner circles. Although the New York Times finally did, later on. But this was and still is the reality in the US, and even though it may not be as bad in the UK, it’s still quite bad. Look at what happened with the arrest of Glenn Greenwald’s husband, David Miranda, at the Heathrow Airport during the publication of the Snowden Files. Look at what happened with The Guardian being forced to destroy its hard drives during the publication of those files.

There are different levels of power in our societies and generally in our western democracies, criticism against the low, medium and high levels of power via journalistic activities is tolerated. Journalists may get hit with libel cases, have troubles with their careers; however, exposing those levels is permitted. The problem is when journalists and media organisations touch the highest levels, the levels where states and intelligence agencies operate.

WikiLeaks is a media organisation that has published secret documents about these entities for years, and Julian Assange and his staff have done this consistently, not occasionally like all the other media organisations do. You can imagine the anger these powerful entities have towards WikiLeaks—they perceive WikiLeaks as an existential threat and they want to set an example that says, “Don’t you dare expose our secrets and crimes, because if you do, we will smash you.”

If Assange is prosecuted, what impact might it have on other publishers and journalists and on press freedom globally?

It will have a huge impact and that is why organisations like the American Civil Liberties Union are speaking out. Never before in the US has an editor and media organisation ended up in jail for publishing information in the public interest. If Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks’ staff end up in jail, it will be the first time in US history and will set a devastating precedent for attack on press freedom in the US, but actually, not only in the US. Because if a country like the US, in which the activities of the press enjoy constitutional protection, treats journalists this way, you can imagine how other countries where the press doesn’t enjoy such strong protection will react. It will send a clear message to them: “Your hands are free.”

At the end of the day, I think there are two sides to this Assange and WikiLeaks saga: the US-UK national security complex, but more in general, I would say, the people within the national security complex, who want to destroy Julian Assange and WikiLeaks to send a clear message to journalists: “Don’t mess with us if you don’t want your lives to be destroyed.” While on the other side, there are the freedom of the press guys, meaning journalists like me, who want to demonstrate the exact opposite: that we can expose power at the highest levels, we can expose the darkest corners of governments and come out alive and well. And actually, we must do this, because real power is invisible and hides in the darkest corners.

Eresh Omar Jamal is a journalist for The Daily Star (Bangladesh). You can find him on Twitter: @EreshOmarJamal and Stefania Maurizi: @SMaurizi

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Trump’s JCPOA pullout and threatened INF Treaty withdrawal show Washington can never be trusted.

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The US is a serial lawbreaker, operating by its own rules, no others.

Time and again, it flagrantly breaches international treaties, Security Council resolutions, and other rule of law principles, including its own Constitution.

Diplomacy with Republicans and undemocratic Dems is an exercise in futility.

Trump’s JCPOA pullout and threatened INF Treaty withdrawal show Washington can never be trusted.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s proposed US outreach to discuss INF Treaty bilateral differences is well intended – despite knowing nothing is accomplished when talks with Washington are held, so why bother.

It’s just a matter of time before the US breaches another promise. They’re hollow when made. Kremlin good intentions aren’t enough to overcome US duplicity and implacable hostility toward Russia.

“We are ready to continue the dialogue in appropriate formats on the entire range of problems related to this document on the basis of professionalism and mutual respect, without putting forward unsubstantiated accusations and ultimatums. Our proposals are well known and remain on the negotiating table,” said Zakharova, adding:

“We have admitted (US) documents for further consideration. This text again includes accusations in the form of unfounded and unsubstantiated information about Russia’s alleged violations of this deal.

Comments to Washington like the above and similar remarks are like talking to a wall. The US demands all countries bend to its will, offering nothing in return but betrayal – especially in dealings with Russia, China, Iran, and other sovereign independent governments it seeks to replace with pro-Western puppet ones.

Not a shred of evidence suggests Russia violated its INF Treaty obligations. The accusation is baseless like all others against the Kremlin.

“No one has officially or by any other means handed over to Russia any files or facts, confirming that Russia breaches or does not comply with this deal,” Zakharova stressed, adding:

“We again confirm our consistent position that the INF Treaty is one of the key pillars of strategic stability and international security.”

It’s why the Trump regime intends abolishing it by pulling out. Strategic stability and international security defeat its agenda. Endless wars and chaos serve it.

The US, UK, France, Israel, and their imperial partners get away with repeated international law breaches because the EU, UN, and rest of the world community lack backbone enough to challenge them.

It’s how it is no matter how egregious their actions, notably their endless wars of aggression, supporting the world’s worst tinpot pot despots, and failing to back the rights of persecuted Palestinians and other long-suffering people.

The only language Republicans and Dems understand is toughness. Putin pretends a Russian/US partnership exists to his discredit – a show of weakness, not strength and responsible leadership.

In response to the Trump regime’s intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty, he said Russia will “react accordingly” – precisely what, he didn’t say.

A few suggestions, Mr. President.

  • Recall your ambassador to Washington. Expel the Trump regime’s envoy from Moscow and other key embassy personnel.
  • Arrest US spies in Russia you long ago identified. Imprison them until the US releases all Russian political prisoners. Agree to swap US detainees for all of them, no exceptions.
  • Install enough S-400 air defense systems to cover all Syrian airspace. Warn Washington, Britain, France and Israel that their aircraft, missiles and other aerial activities in its airspace will be destroyed in flight unless permission from Damascus is gotten – clearly not forthcoming.
  • Publicly and repeatedly accuse the above countries of supporting the scourge of ISIS and likeminded terrorists they pretend to oppose.
  • Warn them in no uncertain terms that their aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic no longer will be tolerated. Tell them the same goes if they dare attack Iran.
  • Stop pretending Mohammad bin Salman didn’t order Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, along with ignoring the kingdom’s horrendous human rights abuses domestically and abroad – including support for ISIS and other terrorists.
  • Put observance of rule of law principles and honor above dirty business as usual with the kingdom and other despotic regimes for profits.
  • Do the right things at all times and damn the short-term consequences – including toughness on Washington, the UK, Israel, and their imperial partners in high crimes of war and against humanity.

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My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

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