• « Air Strikes Are Like Casual Sex »

    Retired U.S. General #Michael_Hayden, in the most #grotesque of terms, expressed the desire for #violence which underlies so much of the military establishment’s push for war in the Middle East and beyond.

    “The reliance on air power has all the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification, but with very little commitment. We need to be wary of a strategy that puts emphasis on air power and air power alone.”

    Hayden’s use of casual sex as a metaphor for bombing campaigns, and his use of sex as a metaphor for war in general, reveals two things:

    – The deeply profound way in which those engaged in the war industry derive pleasure, or gratification, from legally killing, and

    – The deeply troubling way in which those in power, particularly men, view sex as an instrument of power and violence, rather than intimacy.


  • OpenMandriva Lx in day-to-day action: Install and use R (Part I)

    At work I often see my colleges stuck with the fact that they do all the same things with the computers, day after day. Going to facebook, see some youtube videos, reading some news, chatting and of course working. When they see I don’t use Windows or Mac they ofter say: “oh, you are one … Continue reading »


  • NYPD arrest human rights lawyer waiting outside restaurant while kids used bathroom - Boing Boing

    Chaumtoli Huq, former general counsel for NYC Public Advocate Tish James, attended a rally in Times Square with her family, and afterwards, waited on the sidewalk outside of a Ruby Tuesday restaurant while her husband took their children (10 and 6) to the bathroom.

    NYPD Officer Ryan Lathrop and another cop told Huq that she had to move along. She stated that she had the right to stand on the sidewalk and asked what the problem was. She was then spun around, roughly pinned against the wall and cuffed, and then taken away without being allowed to tell her family what had happened to her.

    When Huq’s husband figured out — eventually — what had happened and went to the precinct house, the officers on duty questioned him as to why he had a different surname to his wife. One then told Huq that “In America wives take the names of their husbands.”

    Huq has filed a complaint with the NYPD Civilian Complaint Review Board.

    Mom Arrested for Blocking Sidewalk While Waiting for Family to Use Bathroom

  • Illegal refugees given a grace period to return home

    BEIRUT: Syrian refugees who have been residing in the country illegally are being given a grace period up until the end of this year to return home without having to pay any fines, General Security said Saturday.


    #Syrie #Liban #réfugiés #asile #migration

  • General Dempsey: ’It is possible to contain’ the Islamic State - Threat Matrix

    General Dempsey: ’It is possible to contain’ the Islamic State
    By BILL ROGGIOAugust 22, 2014 9:53 AM

    Is the Obama administration considering a policy of containment with respect to the Islamic State? Yesterday, in a press conference at the Pentagon, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said that it is “possible ... to contain them.” The question and Dempsey’s full answer is below:

    Q: General, do you believe that ISIS can be defeated or destroyed without addressing the cross-border threat from Syria? And is it possible to contain them?
    GEN. DEMPSEY: Let me start from where you ended and end up where you started. It is possible contain — to contain them. And I think we’ve seen that their momentum was disrupted. And that’s not to be discounted, by the way, because the — it was the momentum itself that had allowed them to be — to find a way to encourage the Sunni population of western Iraq and Nineveh province to accept their brutal tactics and — and their presence among them.

    So you ask — yes, the answer is they can be contained, not in perpetuity. This is an organization that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision and which will eventually have to be defeated. To your question, can they be defeated without addressing that part of their organization which resides in Syria? The answer is no. That will have to be addressed on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border.

    And that will come when we have a coalition in the region that takes on the task of defeating ISIS over time. ISIS will only truly be defeated when it’s rejected by the 20 million disenfranchised Sunni that happen to reside between Damascus and Baghdad.

    Q: And that requires airstrikes (OFF-MIKE)

    GEN. DEMPSEY: It requires a variety of instruments, only one small part of which is airstrikes. I’m not predicting those will occur in Syria, at least not by the United States of America. But it requires the application of all of the tools of national power — diplomatic, economic, information, military.

    Keep in mind that top Obama administration officials have described the Islamic State as “a cancer” (President Barack Obama), “evil” (Secretary of State John Kerry), “an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq or anywhere else” (Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel), and “as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen... They’re beyond just a terrorist group .... They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess .... They are tremendously well-funded” (Hagel).

    Even Dempsey weighed in on the threat posed by the Islamic State. He described it as “an organization that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision and which will eventually have to be defeated.”

    If the Islamic State poses such a dire, “imminent threat” to the United States, then the nation’s top military official shouldn’t be floating a policy of containment.

  • ’God Is Angry with Liberia’ | The Liberian Observer

    More than 100 Bishops, Pastors, General Overseers, Prophets, Evangelists and other Ministers of the Gospel, under the auspices of the Liberia Council of Churches (LCC), converged Wednesday at the edifice of the St. Stephen Episcopal Church on 10th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia, to deliberate on the Church’s role in and response to the Ebola epidemic.

    The men of God, meanstream Episcopalians and non-denominational evangelicals alike, unanimously endorsed the following resolution:

    That God is angry with Liberia, and that Ebola is a plague. Liberians have to pray and seek God’s forgiveness over the corruption and immoral acts (such as homosexualism, etc.) that continue to penetrate our society. As Christians, we must repent and seek God’s forgiveness.

    That a three-day indoor fast and prayer across the nation be observed, commencing next Wednesday, August 6th, and concluding Friday, August 8th.

    That an inter-denominational committee be constituted to present said resolution to government.

    That if government is in agreement, the Republic of Liberia be locked up for three days of fast and prayer. All movement should be restricted during those three days. People should stay at home for three days of silence, fasting and prayer.

    Je trouve cette proposition très élégante. Pas besoin de dépenses pour la recherche pharmaceutique, pas besoin de se soucier des règles de l’hygiène, trois journées de jeûne et le tour est joué. On pourrait éventuellement sacrifier l’homo du voisinage, mais les résultats ne sont pas garantis, alors on le laisse tranquille. Demain je commencerai à prier également pour que le ciel me donne du beau temps pendant le reste des vacances :-)

    source : Ebola - und die Suche nach dem Sündenbock http://m.heise.de/tp/artikel/42/42496/1.html

    #afrique #ebola #religion

  • Manuel Valls dénonce les manifestations pour la Palestine comme « de la démagogie inutile » et Cazeneuve a ajouté que ça provoquait le chaos et le sabotage, et que si ça ne provoquait pas le chaos, en tout cas ça nous éloignait dangereusement de Dieu.

    Oups, pardon : j’ai confondu avec le Grand mufti d’Arabie séoudite et un de ses désopilants collègues.

    Saudi Grand Mufti Issues Fatwa against Solidarity Marches with Gaza

    A fatwa has been issued against pro-Gaza marches by a Saudi cleric who says that demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinians “are just useless demagogic actions.”

    The fatwa was issued by Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti and General President for Scientific Researches and Fatwa, Abdul Aziz Al Ash-Sheikh.

    This comes at a time after which several demonstrations have been organized in Arab and non-Arabs countries alike in solidarity with the Gaza Strip. These demonstrations have taken place since the Zionist aggression on Palestinians starting, July 8.

    According to Al Ghadeer TV, Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti said that the pro-Gaza demonstrations “are just useless demagogic actions, that won’t help Palestinians.” “Demagoguery does not work. It is just an exaggeration,” he added.


    Abdul Aziz Al Ash-Sheikh is not the only Saudi Mufti to say solidarity demonstrations with Gaza is “haram”. Earlier this week, another prominent Saudi Arabian cleric, Saleh Al-Luhaidan described the pro-Palestine marches as “demagogic denouncements.” Sheikh Saleh Al-Luhaidan who is a Member of the Council of Senior Scholars said that these marches lead to “acts of chaos and sabotage.”

    Al-Luhaidan said that even if these marches don’t lead to chaos and sabotage; they keep people away from being close to God. Instead, Sheikh Saleh Al-Luhaidan urged Saudi citizens to pray for Palestinians in Gaza Strip.

  • Leaked classified memo reveals U.S.-Israeli intel cooperation on Egypt, Iran
    Top-secret memo, published by Glenn Greenwald, describes deep exchange of information between NSA and IDF Unit 8200; takes pride in ’success stories.’
    By Amir Oren | Aug. 5, 2014

    After Mohammed Morsi became Egypt’s president in June 2012 with backing from the Muslim Brotherhood, the intelligence communities of the United States and Israel expanded their cooperation to keep an eye on what was happening in Egypt.

    With approval from U.S. National Intelligence Director Lt. Gen. (ret.) James R. Clapper, the National Security Agency’s signals intelligence agency gave the Israel Defense Forces’ intelligence Unit 8200 the task of providing information about “select strategic issues, specifically terrorist elements in the Sinai.”

    This information is included in a highly classified NSA memo from April 2013 published Monday morning on The Intercept, the website run by Glenn Greenwald, a partner of Edward Snowden. Snowden had worked in the service of the NSA, during which he gathered American intelligence documents that he subsequently leaked.

    Since the memo was written during Morsi’s term in office, before the military coup that overthrew him and led to the presidency of Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, it does not tell us whether the exchanges of information about the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel, and about which Israel’s intelligence-gathering capabilities have been restricted — still continue.

    When the document in question was written, General Keith Alexander was in charge of the NSA, and Brig. Gen. Nadav Zafrir was commander of Unit 8200.

    The memo was only distributed to the two countries that had signed it, and not to other members of the Anglo-Saxon Five Eyes alliance: Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It details the intelligence relationship between the NSA and Israel, and updates a previous version of a document that Snowden published last year.

    The depth of the bilateral cooperation is reflected, among other things, in a term used to describe Unit 8200’s task to carry out espionage in Egypt: “tasking” – meaning collection of vital information, as is usual among agencies belonging to the same intelligence community.

    According to the document, which describes significant, joint intelligence successes such as those involving the Iranian nuclear program, “NSA maintains a far-reaching technical and analytic relationship with the Israeli SIGINT National Unit [i.e., Unit 2800], sharing information on access, intercept, targeting, language, analysis and reporting. This SIGINT relationship has increasingly been the catalyst for a broader intelligence relationship between the United States and Israel. Significant changes in the way NSA and ISNU have traditionally approached SIGINT have prompted an expansion to include other Israeli and U.S. intelligence organizations such as CIA, Mossad, and Special Operation Division (SOD)" – the latter is evidently a reference to the Pentagon term for the special operations department of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate.

    Most of the bilateral intelligence cooperation, if not all of it, concentrates on “targets in the Middle East which constitute strategic threats to U.S. and Israeli interests. Building upon a robust analytic exchange, NSA and ISNU also have explored and executed unique opportunities to gain access to high priority targets. The mutually agreed upon geographic targets include the countries of North Africa, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, South Asia, and the Islamic republics of the Former Soviet Union," according to the memo.

    "Within that set of countries, cooperation covers the exploitation of internal government, military, civil, and diplomatic communications; and external security/intelligence organizations. Regional Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and ’Stateless’/International Terrorism comprise the exchanged transnational target set. A dedicated communications line between NSA and ISNU supports the exchange of raw material, as well as daily analytic and technical correspondence. Both NSA and ISNU have liaison officers, who conduct foreign relations functions, stationed at their respective embassies [Washington and Tel Aviv].”

    The memo continues: “The Israeli side enjoys the benefits of expanded geographic access to world-class NSA cryptanalytic and SIGINT engineering expertise, and also gains controlled access to advanced U.S. technology and equipment via accommodation buys and foreign military sales.

    “Benefits to the U.S. include expanded geographic access to high priority SIGINT targets, access to world-class Israeli cryptanalytic and SIGINT engineering expertise, and access to a large pool of highly qualified analysts.”

    The author of the memo — the country desk officer of the NSA’s Foreign Affairs Directorate — took pride in what he called “success stories.” First among them was “the Iranian nuclear development program, followed by Syrian nuclear efforts, Lebanese Hezbollah plans and intentions, Palestinian terrorism, and Global Jihad. Several recent and successful joint operations between NSA and ISNU have broadened both organizations’ ability to target and exploit Iranian nuclear efforts. In addition, a robust and dynamic crypanalytic relationship has enabled breakthroughs on high priority Iranian targets.

    “NSA and ISNU continue to initiate joint targeting of Syrian and Iranian leadership and nuclear development programs with CIA, ISNU, SOD and Mossad. This exchange has been particularly important as unrest in Syria continues, and both sides work together to identify threats to regional stability. NSA’s cyber partnerships expanded beyond ISNU to include Israeli Defense Intelligence’s SOD and Mossad, resulting in unprecedented access and collection breakthroughs that all sides acknowledge would not have been possible to achieve without the others.”

    In September 2011, NSA and Unit 8200 also signed a memo of understanding for cooperation in communications and cyber realms. In January 2012, one of Gen. Alexander’s deputies visited Tel Aviv and specified the NSA’s targets in those fields: cyber threats from Iran, Hezbollah and other elements in the region. In exchange, the NSA would provide Israel with “limited, focused support on specific Russian and Chinese cyber threats.” Additional talks “to further develop this partnership” were held in May and December 2012.

    Moreover, under the heads of NSA and Unit 8200, encrypted video communication was inaugurated between both intelligence communities “that allows both sides to broaden and accelerate the pace of collaboration against targets’ use of advanced telecommunications. Target sets include, but are not limited to, Iran nuclear, Syrian foreign fighter movements, Lebanese Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps activities.”

    According to the section of the memo entitled “Problems/Challenges:” “The three most common concerns raised by ISNU regarding the partnership with NSA is NSA’s reluctance to share on technology that is not directly related to a specific target, the ISNU’s perceived reduction in the amount and degree of cooperation in certain areas, and the length of time NSA takes to decide on ISNU proposals. Efforts in these three areas have been addressed with the partner and NSA continues to work to increase cooperation with ISNU, where appropriate and mindful of U.S. policy and equity concerns.”

  • Wandering OpenMandriva 4: on the edge of 2014.1

    Hi there! Summer provokes for laziness a lot, but we keep on working:) And before releasing OMA Lx 2014.1 we would like to share with you some of the reviews and stories about 2014.0 which we have seen. The list is surely not full, and we apologize if we missed something – in this case … Continue reading »


  • OpenMandriva-2013.0 Lx End of Life

    Support and updates for the OpenMandriva-2013.0 release will cease on the release of the OpenMandriva-2014.1 update which will occur early August. The release of these new isos will, we hope be an ideal opportunity for you to update or re-install your existing versions. Remember that is is quite straightforward to update or completely re-install the … Continue reading »


  • Libyan war jet crashes in #Benghazi

    A Libyan war jet that had been bombing Islamist fighters in the restive eastern city of Benghazi crashed and exploded Tuesday after its pilot ejected safely, a military source and a witness said. It was not immediately clear if the plane was shot down or suffered a malfunction, added General Sagr al-Jerouchi, chief of air operations for dissident general Khalifa Haftar. A witness, who said he saw a parachute open before the crash, added that the warplane had just attacked Islamist positions. Weekend fighting in Benghazi killed dozens of people, mostly soldiers. read more


  • Destroy Hamas? Something worse would follow, Pentagon intel chief says By REUTERS
    07/27/2014 05:54

    Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn disparaged Hamas for exhausting finite resources and know-how to build tunnels that have inflicted few casualties.
    A top Pentagon intelligence official warned on Saturday that the destruction of Hamas would only lead to something more dangerous taking its place, as he offered a grim portrait of a period of enduring regional conflict.

    The remarks by Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the outgoing head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, came as Israeli ministers signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day-old conflict in the Gaza Strip appeared remote.

    Flynn disparaged Hamas for exhausting finite resources and know-how to build tunnels that have helped them inflict record casualties on Israelis. Still, he suggested that destroying Hamas was not the answer.

    “If Hamas were destroyed and gone, we would probably end up with something much worse. The region would end up with something much worse,” Flynn said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

    “A worse threat that would come into the sort of ecosystem there … something like ISIS,” he added, referring to the Islamic State, which last month declared an “Islamic caliphate” in territory it controls in Iraq and Syria.

    Confined in the crowded, sandy coast enclave of 1.8 million, where poverty and unemployment hover around 40 percent, weary Gazans say they hope the battle will break the blockade that Israel and Egypt impose on them.

    Israeli officials said any ceasefire must allow the military to carry on hunting down the Hamas tunnel network that criss-crosses the Gaza border.

    Flynn’s comments about the conflict came during a gloomy, broader assessment of unrest across the Middle East, including in Syria and Iraq. Flynn said bluntly: “Is there going to be a peace in the Middle East? Not in my lifetime.”

  • Libyan-Egyptian truck traffic to be halted - Daily News Egypt

    Egyptian authorities declare state of emergency around Libyan border,
    Egyptian authorities are due to halt the movement of trucks from Egypt to Libya on 18 July, General Anani Hassan, security director of the Matruh governorate, told state-owned Al-Ahram on Tuesday.

    Authorities also declared a state of emergency from Western Alexandria to the Egyptian-Libyan border.

    Hassan said they received a notification about the deteriorating security situation from the Libyan side Monday night. Following the notification, Egyptian authorities decided that only Egyptian workers leaving Libya can enter Egypt, while only Libyan migrants and Libyan trucks, driven solely by Libyans, can enter Libya, effective by Friday 18 July.

  • Five killed in #Benghazi clashes between army, militia

    At least five people have been killed and nine wounded in the Libyan city of Benghazi after heavy fighting between security forces and rival militias erupted late on Sunday, hospital and security sources said. Irregular forces loyal to renegade former general Khalifa Haftar bombarded Islamist militia bases as part of his campaign to oust militants from Benghazi, and special forces also clashed with militia fighters in the city. read more


  • Wandering OpenMandriva, part 1. We share with you best reviews and announcements!

    Hi! We are proud to see that common team work attracted positive attention from many users, developers – and press! We start sharing with you the most interesting and notable reports about OpenMandriva work. Did we miss something important? Please let us know! You are eager to inform your local magazine about the distro and … Continue reading »


  • Antonov : grandes manœuvres autour d’un fleuron aéronautique ukrainien ?

    Honored test pilots hope Poroshenko supports protection of Antonov chief designer Kiva

    A group of Ukrainian honored test pilots has sent an open letter to the head of state Petro Poroshenko asking to retain the possibility of developing Ukrainian aviation industry and reinstating Dmytro Kiva as chief designer of Antonov State Enterprise (Kyiv) dismissed by the government.

    Antonov, née en 1946 à Novosibirsk, relocalisée dans la banlieue de Kiev reçue par l’Ukraine dans l’héritage soviétique est toujours une société contrôlée à 100% par l’état.

    Son P.-D.G. (et concepteur en chef), issu de la filière soviétique, Dmytro Kiva a été éjecté par le gouvernement provisoire le 11 avril 2014. Une semaine après, le collectif de travail de l’entreprise a émis à l’unanimité le vœu de réintégration de son dirigeant (ainsi qu’un soutien tout aussi unanime au nouveau gouvernement).

    18-04-2014 / RESOLUTION of the ANTONOV Company collective’s joint meeting http://www.antonov.com/news/303

    Work collective resolves the following:

    1.The work collective expresses trust and support to Dmytro Kiva, President – General Designer. We require stopping any efforts to remove Dmytro Kiva from leadership of the ANTONOV Company and cancelling a decision No.18 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 11 April 2014.

    During such difficult time of development of Ukraine, the Government of Ukraine has to do everything possible for not to loose and to preserve defense−industrial complex of the country that has been built for decades because of difficult work of generations that is to preserve aviation industry.

    2.Today all the actions, directed to shake stable state of the ANTONOV Company, will undermine independence and defense capability of Ukraine and will work in favour of Ukrainian’s enemies, the ANTONOV’s  competitors – in favour of everyone who is against strong and stable Ukraine.

    The collective of the ANTONOV Company requires the Government of Ukraine to cancel the order No.340−p from 9.04.2014, for Dmytro Kiva, President – General Designer, remains a leader of the ANTONOV State Aviation Concern in such responsible time.

    3.Our enterprise’s collective and administration has always been and still are patriots and real citizens of Ukraine. The collective of the ANTONOV Company unanimously supports a decision of the Government in its actions, directed to political, economic and military defense of our State, expresses its firm readiness to protect political and economic independence of Ukraine by its work. We are sure, during such difficult time, knowing from experience and patriotism of Ukrainian specialists, Ukraine is going to overcome crisis and will come out of it as a winner.

    Voted unanimously.

    La société et ses salariés sont l’objet de convoitises multiples. Cf. interview de D. Kiva en 2012 qui mentionnent :
    • le débauchage des salariés
    • la prise de possession d’emprises foncières

    Aircraft designer Dmytro Kiva : Interview / 6 September 2012 | http://en.for-ua.com/interview/2012/09/06/165947.html

    Il se plaignait aussi de l’arrivée de logiques purement financières…

    When Ukraine had Ministry of industrial policy, it was engaged into the development of aircraft industry policy. Now we have the Agency on corporate rights and property, which cares about income only. But to earn something we must invest something first.

    et racontait les magouilles favorisant les importations d’avions au détriment de la production nationale.

    Еmbraer has more privileges in Ukraine than we do. Our aircraft industry does not provide for support system of national producer. On the contrary, foreign rivals have all privileges.

    According to the scheme, a plane is temporary imported on Ukraine’s customs territory. Then an airline rents this plane for a year without paying taxes and fees. After a year, one of the flights abroad gets documented as exportation and new importation of the plane back to Ukraine’s customs territory.

    To build a plane our plant, in turn, must pay 20% VAT for components bought in Ukraine and 20% customs fee for imported components. A plane costs about 25 million dollars, and 2.5 million out of the total are “negative preferences.”

  • Chile court: US had role in ‘Missing’ killings

    SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean court said U.S. military intelligence services played a key role that led to the 1973 killings of two Americans in Chile in a case that inspired the Oscar-winning film “Missing.”

    A court ruling released late Monday said former U.S. Navy Capt. Ray E. Davis gave information to Chilean officials about journalist Charles Horman and student Frank Teruggi that led to their arrest and execution just days after the 1973 coup that brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power.


    • State Department Release on Chile Shows Suspicions of CIA Involvement in Charles Horman “Missing” Case
      17 November 2005 TNI

      8 October 1999, the US Government released 1100 documents on Chile. Among them is a declassified State Department report on the case of Charles Horman, an American citizen who was killed by the Chilean military in the days following the coup. This document was released once before in 1980, pursuant to a lawsuit filed by the Horman family. At that time, significant portions were blacked out. The version released today reveals what was censored: the State Department’s conclusions that the CIA may have had “an unfortunate part” in Horman’s death.


  • À Donetsk, il n’y a pas que des mines et de la métallurgie : la bière, don de Staline aux travailleurs…

    The spirit of freedom - #Sarmat

    The construction of brewery lasted from 1952 to 1962. The history of brewery started in 1951, when Stalin, the General Secretary of the USSR, visited Donetsk mines. While encouraging miners to achieve better working results to help the country rebuild the economy destroyed by the war, Iosif Stalin asked the miners:
    What would you like?”.
    One braver worker dared to answer:
    We’d like...beer”.
    Immediately in 1951 the decision about constructing the brewery in Donetsk was made. Next year the project was prepared and the construction began. At that time the brewery was called Donetsk Brewery Company and was equipped with state-of-the-art machines, being the biggest brewery in Ukraine. Production capacity allowed production of 7 mln liters of beer. Traditional well known types of beer were produced, like: Zhiguli, Ryzke, Moskovskoe, Ukrainskoe. The initial enterprise employed 1100 people. Later after modernization the number of personnel was reduced to 700, and then to 540 employees. The high quality of Donetsk beer became popular within a short period of time. The main reason for that was that beer is traditionally one of the favourite drinks in Donbass region of Ukraine, where a lot of coal mines are concentrated. Miners and metallurgists lose a lot of liquid, while working. Therefore, they should frequently rehydrate their bodies with water containing essential minerals and salts. Beer perfectly suits this purpose, as it gives energy, releases stress and replaces both the lost liquid and minerals.

    La marque phare est Sarmat, tous les sites de production sont dans l’est de l’Ukraine (et la bière sans alcool en Crimée)

    In 2001 the brewery capacity reached 14 mln liters per year. Currently Sarmat’s market share in Ukraine is 4%. On October 27, 2001 Donetsk Brewery changed its name to CJSC Sarmat. This year became one of the most important for the company – it ended the old era and started an absolutely new chapter in the brewery’s history. CJSC Sarmat united the assets of 5 breweries: Lugansk Brewery, Non-alcoholic beer factory Krym, Dnepropetrovsk brewery Dnipro, company Poltavpivo, and Donetsk Brewery. Until 2008 the owner of 99% of Sarmat shares was the management company System Capital Management. On July 4, 2008 SABMiller plc – the world’s second largest brewing company – acquired 99.84% of the shares of CJSC Sarmat.

    En 2011, SABMiller a apporté ses filiales russe et ukrainienne au turc Efes (filiale du groupe Anadolu)

  • Norway Wants NATO To Prepare For An Arctic Showdown - Business Insider


    Even Norway, ensconced in the most developed corner of the world, is worried about conflict with the Russians.


    Today, Stephen Saideman, a professor at Carleton University in Ottawa and a leading expert on Canadian defense and foreign policy, posted an account of his meeting with Lt. Gen Morten Haga Lunde, a Norwegian three-star general and head of his military’s “operational command headquarters,” and various diplomats.

    #norvège #russie #géostratégie #arctique

  • Hundreds of Turks flee #Libya after threats by renegade general


    Libyan men loyal to rogue general Khalifa #Haftar take position during clashes against Islamists in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on June 2, 2014 which left at least 18 people killed. (Photo: AFP) Libyan men loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar take position during clashes against Islamists in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on June 2, 2014 which left at least 18 people killed. (Photo: AFP)

    #turkey has been evacuating hundreds of citizens from Libya after a threat from a renegade general fighting Islamists in the east, Ankara’s embassy and airport officials said on Tuesday. On Sunday, retired general Khalifa Haftar called on Turks and Qataris to leave anarchic eastern Libya within two days, accusing both their (...)


  • 663 - Death of #Little_Germany : How a Ship Sank an Enclave

    Exactly 110 years ago this month, New York suffered the second-deadliest disaster in its history. Only 9/11 would claim more lives than the wreck of the General Slocum [1] on 15 June 1904. The 1,021 people who burned alive on board or drowned in the East River while fleeing the flames represented a single but pivotal percent of Little Germany. Their deaths hastened the demise of one of Manhattan’s oldest ethnic enclaves.



    #New_York #cartographie #visualisation #carte #carte_historique

  • Abbas Ibrahim après l’attentat meurtrier de Dahr el-Baïdar : « Nous en avons réchappé miraculeusement »

    Ce matin, le quotidien an-Nahar rapportait que des groupes armés liés aux Brigades Abdallah Azzam, basés dans le camp palestinien de Aïn el-Héloué (Liban-sud), projetaient d’assassiner un haut responsable sécuritaire libanais. Se basant sur une note obtenue du Mossad (services de renseignements israéliens), la journaliste d’origine libanaise Julia Abou Araj (qui détient la nationalité israélienne depuis 2000) de la chaîne télévisée israélienne I 24, avait indiqué que la cible d’une éventuelle opération serait le directeur général de la Sûreté générale. Contacté par le quotidien libanais, un responsable de la Sûreté générale avait affirmé avoir consulté le document en question, estimant que les informations qu’il contenait étaient crédibles et se recoupaient avec d’autres informations en possession de son service de sécurité.

    • Suicide bomber kills policeman at East Lebanon checkpoint | Al Akhbar English

      A suicide bomber blew himself up at a police checkpoint in eastern Lebanon Friday, killing at least one policeman and injuring dozens of others.

      The target of the attack may have been General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim who told media that the bomb was detonated several minutes after his vehicle convoy had passed. He was not injured in the attack.

      The blast took place in the town of Dahr al-Baidar, about 35 kilometers east of Beirut, on a road that connects the Lebanese capital to Damascus.

      Head of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) Ibrahim Basbous said the suicide bomber detonated his vehicle as policeman Mahmoud Jamal ad-Din was searching it, killing him instantly.

      “The driver was travelling towards the direction of Beirut through the town of Sawfar. He was stopped at a police checkpoint, and detonated his vehicle while two members of the ISF were searching it,” Basbous told reporters at the scene.

      Basbous said six other ISF officers, two army soldiers and 23 civilians were injured in the attack. The health ministry put the casualty toll at one dead and 32 injured.

    • Mossad Document Says Armed Group Plotting to Assassinate Ibrahim

      An armed group affiliated with the Qaida-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades is plotting to target a high-ranking security figure reportedly General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, media reports said on Friday.

      Julie Abou Araj, an Israeli reporter, obtained the information from Israeli Mossad document, An Nahar newspaper reported.

      Abou Araj, who is of Lebanese origins and holds the Israeli citizenship since 2000, said in a report that the Mossad received the information through its agents who are operating in Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon.

      The agents intercepted phone conversations between a terror group in the refugee camp that indicates a huge assassination bid is being plotted.

      The newspaper said that a booby-trapped car was being prepared inside the Ain el-Hilweh camp by Chechen experts to be delivered to a Palestinian delegation that holds routine meetings with Ibrahim, without its knowledge.

      The journalist said that Abdullah Azzam Brigades is seeking to assassinate Ibrahim since the Abra clashes between Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and the army in June 2013.