Sankei Shimbun, Japan
Whaling Advocate Wants
Obama Served Whale Meat
TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

SOME WHALE WITH YOUR SAKE MR. PRESIDENT?

“While Former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai boldly suggested, 'I want to see whale meat on the table at the State Dinner for President Obama' ... Ultimately, the government decided that it wasn't wise to attract the attention of anti-whaling countries right before Mr. Obama's visit, and that a 'fresh start' could be made afterwards.”

—REPORTERS Yoshinori Higo and Takaki Rikitake   
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Der Speigel, Germany
Russian Opposition Singing
Kremlin's Tune on Ukraine

"Russian President Vladimir Putin,
the man ostensibly rushing to the
aid of Russians in Ukraine, is the
hero of the day. Finally, Russians
seem to believe, he is paying the
West back for years of humiliation."

— CORRESPONDENTS Christian
Neef and Matthias Schepp

RUSSIAN OPPOSITION GETS INTO LINE

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Ukrainian Guerilla War
is Quickly Approaching

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“We see all the elements of a
people's movement, which is
impossible to operate from the
outside. ... When the police
and army are unreliable, and
when the ranks of the security
forces more closely identify
with the rebels than with those
giving orders, the authorities
will have no choice but to
use the right-wing militants.”

—COLUMNIST Boris Kagarlitsky

ARE THESE THE UKRAINE GUERILLAS?


La Stampa, Italy
Pope Calls for End to
'All War; All Conflict'

"May the risen Jesus put an
end to all war and every
conflict, whether great or
small, ancient or recent ...
and the scourge of hunger."

— POPE Frances

END TO WAR: COULD IT HAPPEN?

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
Jay Carney and the
Kremlin's Propaganda
Victory Over the West

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“For too long, the West has
paid little attention to Russian
propaganda. The symbol of
this could be the home of
White House press secretary
Jay Carney. ... In his kitchen,
professionally framed, hang
Soviet propaganda posters
from World War II. ... It's
time to say enough is enough.”

—COLUMNIST Bartosz T. Wielinski

KITCH AND THE CARNEY FAMILY


The Telegraph, U.K.
Google Inc: The World's
Unelected Superpower

"America is an oligarchy. Instead
of looking out for the majority
of the country’s citizens, the U.S.
government is governed by the
interests of the wealthy and the
powerful - particularly of Google."

— COLUMNIST Katherine Rushton

GOOGLE INC.: TOO MUCH POWER?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Vladimir Putin's
'Q&A with the People'

April 17, 03:28:59

"I remind you that the Russian
Federation Council has given
the president the right to use
the armed forces in Ukraine.
I hope that I won't have to."

— PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin

THE PUBLIC QUESTIONS PUTIN

BBC News, U.K.
Deal to 'De-Escalate'
Ukraine Crisis Struck
in Geneva

"There is agreement that all
illegal military formations in
Ukraine must be dissolved,
and that everyone occupying
buildings must be disarmed
and leave them."

— NEWS ITEM, BBC News

SO HAS THE DANGER PASSED?


KERRY PRESS CONFERENCE
LAVROV PRESS CONFERENCE

FAZ, Germany
To Beat Putin, West Needs
More Armor, Not Empathy

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“To meet aggression with empathy
is to give into aggression - which
means you lose. But who does that?
Well - we do. Security risks cannot
be addressed with measures to
improve the atmosphere, but with
armor. The good years are over,
the West must upgrade its military.”

—COLUMNIST Volker Zastrow

WILL EUROPEANS 'BULK UP' FOR BEAR?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Putin Talks
Ukraine, and Answers
Query from Snowden

FIVE NEWS SEGMENTS

Five clips of Putin's annual
'Web conference with
ordinary people' - and ex-NSA
employee Edward Snowden.

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

PUTIN ON TV WITH SNOWDEN

RAI Novosti, Russia
CIA Chief Brennan's
Visit to Kiev 'Initiates
the Use Of Force'

“The CIA chief's presence
in Kiev is much more than
coincidence. Brennan's trip
was an attempt to prepare,
encourage and initiate the
use of force in Ukraine.”

—News Item,RAI Novosti

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, April 16

FOUR NEWS SEGMENTS

These are news segments from
state-funded non-profit Russia
Today on the escalating crisis
over pro-Russia Ukraine 'activists.'

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

Daily Mail, U.K.
Historians May Look
Back on this as the
'Beginning of WWIII'

“Russians are demolishing
not just their own country
- bankrupt, ill-run and
beleaguered - but the post-
war order which has kept
most of Europe and us,
here in Britain, safe and
free for decades. Putin is
striking at the West's heart. ”

—COLUMNIST Edward Lucas

EUROPEAN VOICE: Ukriane
and the 'Wages of Weakness'


Libero Quotidiano, Italy
Obama 'Turns the Nuclear
Cheek' To Vladimir Putin

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Obama isn't content to slip into the
darkness of a historic setback that
will inscribe him in history as leader
of the Western superpower who
aided the rebirth of the ambitions
of the former Soviet empire. No!
Surprisingly, Obama ordered the
Pentagon to announce deep cuts
to America's nuclear arsenal, FOUR
YEARS EARLIER than required."

— COLUMNIST Glauco Maggi

OBAMA: UNILATERAL DISARMAMENT?

Der Spiegel, Germany
'We Will Shoot Back': All
Eyes on Russia as Ukraine
Begins Offensive in East

“Many in the West believe that
Russia is behind the separatist
movement in eastern Ukraine.
Kiev on Tuesday launched an
offensive to retake control.
But the biggest question still
looms: Will Russia invade?”

—REPORTERS Moritz Gathmann,
Christian Neef, Wladimir Pyljow
And Matthias Schepp

WILL VLADIMIR PUTIN GIVE THE ORDER?


DER SPIEGEL: 'A Partner
for Russia': Europe's Far
Right Flirts with Moscow


Izvestia, Russia
Dmitry Kiselyov: Russia Has
Taken the West's Place as
Beacon of Free Expression

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"The West simply doesn't like seeing
Russia on the upswing. That is the
heart of the matter. ... All Western
news agencies impose their own
point of view. Take Reuters or the
Associated Press. Both are in fact
propaganda agencies. They shape the
dominant narrative and talk of what
their audiences ought to think."

— Dmitry Kiselyov, TV Host, Chief at
State Broadcaster Rossiya Segodnya

RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA FEELING ITS OATS?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Pulitzer Prize Awarded for
Guardian, Washington Post
Coverage of NSA Activities

“The Pulitzer committee praised the
Guardian for 'revelation of widespread
secret surveillance by the NSA, helping
through aggressive reporting to spark
a debate on the relationship between
the government and the public over
the issues of security and privacy.'”

—CORRESPONDENT Ed Pilkington

TRIUMPH OVER NATIONAL SECURITY STATE


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, April 14

FIVE NEWS SEGMENTS

These ate news segments from
state-funded non-profit Russia
Today on the escalating crisis in
over pro-Russia Ukraine 'activists.'

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE CRISIS IN EASTERN UKRAINE

European News Agencies
European Broadcast
Coverage of the East
Ukraine Crisis, 4/14

SIXTEEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments from the BBC,
Deutsche Welle, France
24, EurActiv, Euronews
on the crisis unfolding
in the Eastern Ukraine.

— E.U. NEWS OUTLETS

UKRAINIAN ESCALATION

News, Switzerland
Rice Grains, Compound
Interest, and the Never-
Ending Economic Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"There are no systems in
the real world that show
exponential growth: only
bacterial cultures and
unbridled atomic chain
reactions come to mind.
The first ends in collapse
once the food supply is
consumed, and the other
in a nuclear explosion."

— COLUMNIST
Patrik Etschmayer

IS SYSTEM DOOMED TO FAIL?

The Register, U.K.
ACLU Launches User-
Friendly Database of
Every Snowden Doc

"The database is searchable
by document title, category,
or full-text content, giving
anyone online access to delve
through all the documents
and find information on
whatever previously secret
government info-slurping
they're interested in."

— REPORTER Rik Myslewski

LA QUADRATURE DU NET: E.U.
Court of Justice Denounces
Mandatory Data Retention


Vedomosti, Russia
Russians Unmoved By
NASA's 'Cancellation'
of Space Cooperation

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Imposing any sanctions in the
space field would set Russian
and U.S. space exploration back
a decade, and bring irreparable
damage to all of civilization. ...
The world powers completely
understand the impossibility of
adopting sanctions in this area."

— Vladimir Solncev, CEO of
rocket-maker NPO Energomash

THE END OF 'SCIENCE FOR PEACE'?

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Lech Walesa: Europe 'Cannot
Count on the United States'

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“If NATO gives Ukraine away to Putin,
what good is NATO? Let’s see what
NATO is made of. It seems fine as long
as things go well, but the moment
something goes wrong, we are left
alone in the hour of confrontation. ...
The world cannot let Putin have his
way, because it will end badly for us.”

—FORMER PRESIDENT Lech Walesa

ARE THE EUROPEANS ON THEIR OWN?


Daily Mail, U.K.
Kremlin Seeks to Turn
Tables; Says West Sent
Blackwater to Ukraine

"Russia claims 150 Americans
have been sent to Ukraine by
a U.S. firm with historic links
to Blackwater - the private
security firm made famous
by a mass shooting in Iraq."

— REPORTER Dan Bloom

UKRAINE: BLACKWATER REDUX?

Der Spiegel, Germany
German Interior Minister:
U.S. Spying is 'Boundless'

"The information we've received
thus far is insufficient. American
surveillance measures are largely
a result of its security needs, and
are being implemented in an
excessive and boundless fashion."

— Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere

EUROPE ONLINE: Chair
of Germany's NSA Panel
Quits Over Snowden

THE LOCAL: NSA 'Ignores' Merkel's
Request to See Her Secret File


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Dr. James Lovelock:
Climate Battle Lost;
Prepare for Change

"We're reaching an age in
history where you can no
longer predict the future
with any hope of success.
We should give up our
vainglorious attempts to
save the world. ... The
idea of ‘saving the planet’
is a foolish extravagance of
Northern ideologues and
likely beyond our ability."

— SCIENTIST
Dr. James Lovelock

PREPARING FOR THE WORST

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
The More NATO in Our Neck
of the Woods ... the Better

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Putin's imperialism clearly shows that
Poland and other nations of the former
Soviet bloc were fully justified in their
rush to join not only NATO, but the EU.
... If Putin is calculating the gains and
losses of an intervention in eastern
Ukraine, let him count on prolonged
resistance by a Ukrainian army that
has been strengthened by the West.”

—COLUMNIST Tomasz Bielecki

WINNING PEACE, PREPARING FOR WAR?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
'Fury' at Attack on Dianne
Feinstein as 'Emotional' by
Ex-CIA/NSA Director Hayden

"Ron Wyden, member of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, said that
Michael Hayden's attack on Feinstein
was 'outrageous' and fit a pattern
of 'misleading' the American public."

— CORRESPONDENT Rory Carroll

CIA VS. SENATE: SLAPDOWN CONTINUES

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
How Does a NATO Buildup
Amount to Russian Victory?

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“For years, Putin and others argued
that the central threat to our security
came from the expansion of NATO and
the deployment of bases to the Russian
border. All these years there was no
deployment. Now though, Russia will
receive the full treatment: military
bases on the border, the buildup of
NATO forces, and the inclusion of new
states into the bloc. All as a result of
Russia's wonderful victory in Crimea.”

—COLUMNIST Alexander Goltz

HAS RUSSIA LOST THE LARGER BATTLE?


La Repubblica, Italy
U.S. Declaration of
Independence: What
it Should Have Said

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"I often wonder if many
of the problems that plague
us - the crisis of values, the
surrender to the seductions
of advertising, the craving
to be on television, the loss
of historic and individual
memory, in brief, all the
things we often complain
about in columns like this,
are due to the unfortunate
wording of the Declaration
of Independence of 1776."

— ESSAYIST Umberto Eco

TOO MUCH PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?

Trouw, The Netherlands
Clinton's Hitler-Putin
Comment Highlights
Weakness of Europe

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Putin's excuse that he 'only'
wants to protect the Russian
population in Crimea and
elsewhere is an exact copy
of Hitler's self-proclaimed
role as patron to the ethnic
Germans in Sudetenland and
between Germany and East
Prussia. With her historical
analogy, Clinton therefore
hit the nail on the head.”

—HISTORIAN
Patrick van Schie

JUST HYPERBOLE - OR TRUE?


Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
'Annexing' Crimea;
'Uniting' Jerusalem

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"When the U.N. General Assembly
condemned the annexation of the
Crimea, Israel was among the 58
countries that didn't participate in
the vote. How is it possible that in
a conflict which puts in doubt the
global order, one of America's
key allies remained neutral?"

— COLUMNIST Mariusz Zawadzki

SANCTIONS: WHY NO ISRAELI BACKING?

Gazeta, Russia
Russians Bid Farewell
to the West

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“We are now witnessing a
rejection of the Western-
democratic paradigm set
back in the 1990s, which
somehow survived from
over 20 years. ... It is a
paradigm of civilizational
inferiority, certain that
Russia can only evolve by
copying Western standards,
gradually transforming into
a 'normal European country.”

—COLUMNIST Pyotr Vlasov

RUSSIA'S NEW PARADIGM?


Handelsblatt, Germany
'Fissures' in Europe: Putin,
Propaganda, and Patriotism

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The 'right to self-determination of
peoples' that has been held up with
such ceremonial pathos in Europe is
an ambivalent category. In reality,
Europe only wants the 'right to self-
determination' for nations exactly
as they currently exist. ... Not only
does the Crimea crisis unmask
Russia's heavy-handed superpower
aspirations of Russia and its attention-
hungry president, it also uncovers
Europe's inner weaknesses, as well
as the continent's ambiguities."

— COLUMNIST Wolfram Weimer

CRIMEA: RUSSIAN IN 1783. WHY ARGUE?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Yahoo Unveils Encryption
to Help Protect User Data

"Alex Stamos, Yahoo's recently
appointed chief information
security officer, said his goal
was to ensure 'all Yahoo traffic
will be encrypted by default.'"

— CORRESPONDENT Dominic Rushe

DER SPIEGEL: Spy Chief Reviews
Book on NSA: 'Most Germans
Don't Share These Concerns'


Financial Times, U.K.
Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake,
Caught Up in Russia Aanctions

"A Helsinki venue due to host Cyrus,
Justin Timberlake and other U.S. stars
in the coming months is owned by a
Finnish holding company controlled by
Russians singled out for U.S. retaliation."

— CORRESPONDENTS Courtney
Weaver and Matthew Garrahan

SANCTIONS A WRECKING BALL FOR CYRUS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Clapper Admits: NSA
Performed Warrantless
Searches on Americans

NSA used a 'back door' to search
Americans' communications --
Director of national intelligence
confirms use of new legal rule
-- Data collected under 'Prism'
and 'Upstream' spying programs.

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, James Ball

CLAPPER: DIMINISHING CREDIBILITY


La Stampa, Italy
Ukraine: Putin Capitalizes
on Western Identity Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Today the West is no longer sure
of itself, has no moral courage, and
is bereft of the spirit of sacrifice
and cultural pride. That explains
Putin's gamble, which is why China
stands by diffidently as America and
the European Union swing inanely
between backing democracy and
an impossible military response."

— COLUMNIST Gianni Riotta

WHAT DOES THE WEST STAND FOR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
Fighting Words: Finance
Minister Schauble Says Putin's
Plans Reminiscent of Hitler

“Hitler already adopted such methods
in Sudetenland. ... That's something
that we all know from history.”

— Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble

HARD TALK ON HITLER FROM BERLIN


DER SPIEGEL: The Sympathy
Problem - Is Germany a
Country of Russia Apologists?

DER SPIEGEL: NATO's Putin
Conundrum: Berlin
Considers Its NATO Options


Izvestia, Russia
New Russia: Becoming the
'Empire the World Needs'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"You can kill an elephant with a
needle if you find the deadliest
place to stick it. ... International
tribunals for Yugoslavia, Iraq and
Afghanistan should be formed. I
feel sorry for Obama, but ... the
world needs a good empire, and
Russia has every chance and
basis for quickly becoming one."

— COLUMNIST
Seraphim Melentyev

TALKING EMPIRE AND LOVING IT!

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
A 'Puppet in Putin's Hands,'
Edward Snowden Paved
the Way to Ukraine Crisis

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Today, from the perspective of
Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,
the purpose of the Snowden affair
is clear. By revealing information
that triggered European concern,
Snowden was really a puppet in
Putin's hands. With his revelations
he was to stir protests in Europe
against the U.S.-E.U. free trade deal.”

—European MP Pawel Zalewski

SNOWDEN: SCUTTLING FREE TRADE?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Kremlin Lays Down its
Own Red Line on Ukraine

"After the Kerry-Lavrov talks, Russia
repeated its demand that the U.S. and
E.U. accept its proposal that Russian-
speaking regions of east and southern
Ukraine be given wide autonomous
powers independent of Kiev as a
condition for reaching an agreement."

— CORRESPONDENTS
Simon Tisdall, Shaun Walker

U.S.-RUSSIA TALK TURKEY ON UKRAINE

Diario De Noticias, Portugal
Russia and America: United
in Flouting International Law

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Obama left out something essential
and common to Washington and
Moscow. That in both cases, the U.S.
and Russia both do as they please and
always act in accordance with
their own geostrategic interests.”

—EDITORIAL, Diario De Noticias

U.S. AND RUSSIA: TWO PEAS IN A POD?


La Stampa, Italy
Mr. Obama's Worldly
Charisma Pales Beside
that of Pope Francis

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Obama, given his history,
embodied and still embodies
hope. The hope embodied
by the pope, however,
placed in him by billions of
men and women as a 'leader'
without an army or empire,
stands for something quite
different: as a response not
only to our penultimate
questions about the
meaning of life, but the
ultimate ones as well."

— COLUMNIST
Michele Brambill

THE PONTIFF AND THE PRESIDENT

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Ukraine Crisis: 'Obama
is No John F. Kennedy'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The G-7 countries are not
meeting in a council of war,
but rather a council of the
perplexed. ... Obama is no
John F. Kennedy, who was
willing to 'pay any price,
bear any burden,' to defend
freedom in Europe. Sevastopol
2014 is not Berlin 1961. That's
reassuring, but it's sobering.”

—COLUMNIST Hubert Wetzel

OBAMA: NO KNIGHT IN ARMOR?


Corriere della Sera, Italy
VIDEO: Obama Visits
with Pope Francis

THREE VIDEOS, THREE GALLERIES

Three videos and three
galleries of President
Obama's visit to Rome and
Vatican to meet the Pope.

— OBAMA MEETS FRANCIS

OBAMA WITH POPE FRANCIS

Vedomosti, Russia
From Hitler to Putin:
Crimea is 'Not the First Time'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Did the Russian government consider
all the risks of this incredible venture?
I am sure it did not. Just as Adolf Hitler
didn't in his time. If he had, he would
not have ended up in a bunker on April
1945 sheltering from Russian bombs,
and he wouldn't have guzzled down a
vial of poison. ... Friends! We have to
think about what we're doing and stop.”

—HISTORIAN, Dr. Andrei Zubov

A CRY FOR THE KREMLIN TO WAKE UP


Latvijas Avize, Latvia
Latvia's Grey-Haired
Legionnaires Never
Fought for Germany

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"The delusion that German
arms would bring freedom
for Latvia ended long ago.
The bitter pain of injustice
dissipated after gazing in
despair in the direction of
Churchill or Roosevelt. ...
Having already forded all
circles of hell's humiliation,
they have ascended to a
far higher level to join
with our Mother Latvia."

— REPORTER Agris Liepins

LEGACY OF TOTALITARIANISM

Knack, Belgium
What Belgium Should Ask
of Obama While He's Here

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“In Waregem, a site with the graves
of hundreds of victims of bloodshed,
it should be the perfect time for Di
Rupo to ask for nuclear weapons to
be removed from Kleine Brogel Air
Base, and Di Rupo must ask Obama to
put an end to the persecution of Mr.
Snowden so he can travel to Europe.”

—COLUMNIST Wouter De Vriendt

DUTCH REQUESTS FOR BARACK OBAMA


European, Russian News Agencies
VIDEOS: Coverage of the
Ukraine Crisis, March 26

SIXTEEN NEWS SEGMENTS, Mar. 26

This is a roundup of Ukraine-
related coverage from BBC,
Euractiv, Deutsche Welle,
France 24, and Euronews

— COVERAGE, UKRAINE CRISIS

THE NARRATIVE ON UKRAINE

Belarusian Telegraph Agency, Belarus
Lukashenko Warns: 'Crimea
Sets a Dangerous Precedent'

“ It is bad that the Russian Federation
had to resort to these measures. ...
States on the verge of production are
getting off the nuclear leash. The
consequences could be ... terrible. I
would tell the West that Crimea is
dangerous, but not because it is part
of Russia. Precedents are important.”

— BELARUS President
Alexander Lukashenko

ALARM BELLS IN FORMER SOVIET STATES


FINANCIAL TIMES: Russian
Moves Unsettle Neighbors
in Central Asia and Caucasus


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany
America and Germany:
The 'Axis of Pragmatism'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The U.S. and Germany are looking
for common ground. And that is as
it should be. Who knows, perhaps
Putin will permanently weld the
estranged partners together. In
any case, when it comes down to it,
this partnership is truly indispensable."

— COLUMNIST
Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger

AFTER CRIMEA: ALL PATCHED UP?

VATN, Italy
VIDEOS: Hobnobbing at
Nuclear Security Summit,
and G-7, at The Hague

FOUR VIDEOS OF THE CRISIS

This is a series of videos from
today's events surrounding the
Nuclear Security and G7 in The
Hague. These are all raw video,
i.e.: no commentary. Just sights
and sounds of leaders chatting.

— WHEN LEADERS COLLIDE

HANG OUT WITH WESTERN LEADERS

Die Zeit, Germany
The Paler the West, the
More Luminous is Putin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"One might well ask whether
we journalists aren't partly
responsible for a caricature
of the West that allows Putin
to appear more luminous than
he is. Did we really mean to
demonize the U.S. during the
surveillance affair? Did we
write the E.U. to death during
the euro crisis, not properly
explaining the advantages of
the West and our free Europe?
For those who don't have an
appreciation for the West,
even someone like Vladimir
Putin can become a luminary."

— COLUMNIST Michael Thumann

ARE WESTERN MEDIA HELPING PUTIN?

News Agencies, Russia, U.K., Germany
VIDEOS: News Reports
on Ukraine and Crimea,
from Russia and Europe

THIRTEEN VIDEOS OF THE CRISIS

A collection of video content
on the Ukraine/Crimea crisis
from Russia Today, Germany's
Deutsche Welle, and the BBC.

— RUSSIAN, EUROPEAN NEWS

NEWS COVERAGE OF THE CRISIS

The Times, Armenia
Lawmaker Suggests Dividing
Ukraine Among Romania,
Poland, Russia and Hungary

"It's just outrageous to think Poland
would participate in the division of
a friendly country and change its
borders. ... any 'official' message
must be directed to a psychiatrist."

— Presidential Adviser
in Poland, Tomasz Nalecz

ZHIRINOVSKY'S UNTIMELY SUGGESTION

The Economist, U.K.
Putin's New World Order:
Not Better than the Old

“Mr Putin's new order is built
on revanchism, reckless disdain
for the truth and the twisting
of the law to mean whatever
suits those who hold power.
That makes it no order at all. ...
Sadly, too few people grasp
this. Plenty of nations resent
American primacy and Western
moralizing. But they would find
Putin’s new order far worse.”

— COMMENTARY, Economist

ECONOMIST: Explaining
American, European and
Russian Sanctions


Russia Today, Russia
U.N. Envoy 'Lashes Out' at
CNN's Christiane Amanpour

“I wouldn’t be writing to you if you
didn't choose to personally attack my
daughter - your younger colleague -
a Russian TV journalist. I am very
proud of her. Not only is she a good
journalist, but she strictly keeps her
professional distance from me. ...
Incidentally, I recall you married a
State Department spokesman. How
was your professional credibility
in the course of your courtship?”

— Russia Ambassador to
the U.N., Vitaly Churkin

AMANPOUR CALLED OUT BY CHURKIN

RUSSIA TODAY: Russian
Lawmakers ask Obama
to Sanction them All

RUSSIA TODAY: U.S. Sanction
on Drug Agency Chief
Scuttles Afghan Cooperation


tp24 Rubriche, Italy
United States 'Too Young to
Understand' Crisis in Crimea

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“Responding to the crisis in Crimea, the
policy adopted by the West suggests a
subjugation to Washington's intentions.
Americans are less suited than we are
to assess the situation in Europe. ...
America lacks a deeper awareness in
respect to situations that arise out of
events that occurred centuries ago.
U.S. democracy is too young to grasp it.”

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Agate

IS AMERICA TOO IMMATURE TO HELP?


Der Spiegel, Germany
Documents Show NSA
Targeted China's Cisco
Competitor Huawei

“If it is true, the irony is that
exactly what they are doing to
us is what they have always
charged that the Chinese are
doing through us. ... If such
espionage has been conducted,
then the U.S. knows that the
company is independent and
has no unusual ties to any
government. That knowledge
should be relayed publicly to
put an end to an era
of mis- and disinformation”

— Huawei Spokesman Bill Plummer

BLOOMBERG: Zuckerberg
Says Obama Steps on
NSA Spying Fall Short

THE INTERCEPT: Inside
NSA's Efforts to Hunt and
Hack System Administrators


Irish Times, Ireland
If We Must Pick Sides Over
Crimea, Let it be Russia

“Obama’s interest in the region is
dictated by US strategy for curbing
Russian power. ... When it comes
to double-talk, however, there is
no contest. Putin is never going to
be a match for Obama at talking
out of both sides of his mouth.”

—COLUMNIST Eamonn McCann

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
A Grateful Nation Cheers
President Putin's Triumph

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Russians are proud of the president.
Western dissidents admire him on
social media. Almost everyone who
opposes American dictates supports
Putin - which is a big achievement.
... Crimea is now ours!"

— COLUMNIST Israel Shami

IN RUSSIA, PUTIN'S POPULARITY SOARS

Rzeczpospolita, Poland
Between Russia and
the West: Ukraine's
Insurmountable Task

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The West will in no way
risk a military conflict with
Russia. No one should count
on that,' says Stefan Meister
of the European Council on
Foreign Affairs. That means,
however, that Yatsenyuk
will have to face any further
aggression from Russia alone.
Another reef against which
Yatsenyuk's team may crash.”

—COLUMNIST
Jedrzej Bielecki

CAN UKRAINE REGIME SURVIVE?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Russia Today
on Ukraine, Mar. 20

THREE NEWS SEGMENTS

This is a roundup of news
items from Russia Today on
the Ukraine crisis, March 20.

— COVERAGE, RUSSIA TODAY

MALCOLM FRASER: U.S. OUT OF LINE

Deutsche Welle, Germany
'This Cold War May
Well Last Ten Years'

“I don't think Vladimir Putin
is capable of engaging in
dialogue right now. All
these phone calls from
the West were made with
good intentions, but they
won't work. Merkel has
also said that Putin lives in
a different world. He is
out of touch with reality.”

— Eberhard Schneider of
the E.U.-Russia Center

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Putin
Puts West to the Test

DEUTSCHE WELLE: U.S.
Will Respond Decisively

DEUTSCHE WELLE: The E.U.
Needs to Follow Through'

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Russia's
Periphery: Who's Next?

DEUTSCHE WELLE: Crimea
Headed for Rocky Transition

DEUTSCHE WELLE: China's Crimea
Dilemma: a Diplomatic Balancing Act

DEUTSCHE WELLE: German
Firms Fear Spiraling Sanctions


Polityka, Poland
Putin's Goal Now: Delay
New Elections in Ukraine

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

"Russia's game now is clearly an
effort to delay presidential and
parliamentary polls in Ukraine.
Most likely, it lacks a candidate
to back and is counting on
disputes among political factions.
The goal of Moscow is to weaken
the Ukrainian state, and Crimea
is the first a stop on that road."

— COLUMNIST Jagienka Wilczak

BIDEN CALMS NERVOUS U.S. ALLIES

Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
The 'Silent Scandal' Over NSA
Manipulation of German Law

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Last year when it was revealed that
the NSA had even listened in on the
the chancellor's cell phone, Angela
Merkel said 'eavesdropping among
friends just isn't done.' Now, former
U.S. intelligence contractor Edward
Snowden has, in a statement to the
European Parliament, accused several
E.U. countries of willing complicity
in this. Yet things are now oddly quiet.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Braun


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Vladimir Putin's Message
to West: Russia is Back

“Putin's message was clear: after
years of being cheated and dissed
by the Western powers, Russia is
back. The U.S. and friends could
like it or lump it. But as the
Ukraine crisis showed, Russia
will no longer take it lying down.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

BBC News Hardtalk, U.K.
VIDEO: Interview with Putin
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov

March 19, 00:24.50

BBC's Hardtalk lives up to its name,
as host Stephen Sackur challenges
Vladimir Putin's chief spokesman
Dmitry Peskov on Russia's takeover
of Crimea and actions in Ukraine.

— BBC NEWS HARDTALK

PUTIN'S MAN DEFENDS THE KREMLIN

Der Spiegel, Germany
Ticking Timebomb: Moscow
Destabilizing Eastern Ukraine

"It's not only in Crimea where Vladimir
Vladimir Putin is playing with fire, but
also in eastern Ukraine. The majority
of the people in the economically
powerful region speak Russian and
reject the new government in Kiev."

—CORRESPONDENTS
Uwe Klussmann, Matthias Schepp

RUSSIA VS. UKRAINE: IT ISN'T OVER


DER SPIEGEL: Crimea Sanctions -
E.U. Must Impose Stiffer Penalties

DER SPIEGEL: U.S. Experts Argue:
'We Shouldn't Threaten Putin'

DER SPIEGEL: Ukraine Defense
Minister Tell Der Spiegal - 'I Am
Prepared to Die for My Country'


European News Agencies
European Broadcast
Coverage of the Crisis
in Ukraine, Mar. 19

SEVENTEEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments from Euronews,
France 24, EurActiv and
the BBC on the unfolding
crisis in Ukraine, Crimea.

— MULTIPLE NEWS OUTLETS

CONDEMNATION AND HYPOCRISY

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Abby Martin on
Ukraine; Jesse Ventura;
Afghanistan; CIA Spying
on U.S. Senate; More

THREE EPISODES

Abby Martin's Breaking the Set
covers censorship in corporate
media; talks to Jesse Ventura;
looks at Afghanistan, Ukraine,
CIA spying in Senate, and More.

— ABBY MARTIN BREAK THE SET

CORPORATE MEDIA LOSES PLOT

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ukraine
Coverage Mar. 19

FIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Segments include Peter
Levelle's CrossTalk; ex-
Australia PM slams U.S.
double standards; speech
by Puitin, Gerald Celente
calls sanctions 'propaganda'.

— COVERAGE, Russia Today

IS AMERICAN HYPOCRITICAL?

Neatkariga Rita Avize, Latvia
Putin Clears Western Minds of
Intelligence, Media 'Delusions'

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"Western politicians are largely hostage
to the mess created by weak journalism
and a superficial media. This has created
an alarmingly false impression about
Russia and its leaders. ... In these harsh
times, Westerners should ask for advice
from people like the Latvians, who
long suffocated under the Soviet yoke."

— COLUMNIST Maris Krautmanis

U.S. MEDIA, SPIES, DROP THE BALL AGAIN

The Independent, U.K.
'Land Grab' Will Shut
Russia Out of Ukraine

"The seizure of Crimea has
strengthened the hands of
Ukraine's most anti-Russian
elements and shattered the
faith of Ukrainians who view
the Russians as protectors,
allies and even as brothers.

— EDITORIAL, The Independent

WHAT'S THE PRICE FOR CRIMEA?

Voice of Russia, Russia
Gorbachev: 'Crimeans
Correct Historic Error'

“Crimea was annexed to Ukraine
under Soviet law, meaning the
Communist party did it without
asking the people. Now they
themselves have decided to
correct thishistoric mistake.”

— FORMER PRESIDENT
Mikhail Gorbachev

GORBY WEIGHS IN ON CRIMEA VOTE

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Germans Must Now
Back Sanctions -
Even if they Hurt Us

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The German approach is
only credible if threats
now turn to sanctions not
limited to symbolic acts.
It isn't enough to cancel
participation in the G-8
or German-Russian
consultations. Sanctions
must now be imposed on
the regime in Moscow -
even if they hurt us.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Braun

MOMENT OF TRUTH FOR EUROPE


Financial Times, U.K.
Vladimir Putin's Goals
Reach Far Beyond
the Crimean Peninsula

MEANS AND ENDS

“What has been
positive about the
Ukraine crisis has
been the unusual
emergence of a
'case to be made'
on both sides. For
once we have seen
a 'revolution' with
some balanced
news coverage.”

— Dr. Andrey Zubov

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Let Georgia be Lesson for
What Happens to Ukraine

GEORGIA REDUX?

“My country's ordeal
in 2008 suggests that
Crimea's referendum
is a trick for Russia to
cement its territorial
and military grip.”

—FORMER Georgia Prime
Minister Mikheil Saakashvili

Diena, Latvia
President Tells Lithuanians:
Show Russia No Fear and
be 'Ready to Shoot, Resist'

TRANSLATED FROM LATVIAN

"We know we are protected under
Article V of the NATO Treaty, but
the key is not to fear the aggressor
- because that's what the aggressor
wants. No matter how small the
nation, we must not to repeat the
historic mistake - if someone tries
to occupy, we will have to resist,
and we will have to shoot back."

— Lithuania President
Dalia Grybauskaite

NERVES JANGLE IN THE BALTIC STATES

The Telegraph, U.K.
Paranoia Leads Putin
to Point of No Return

"Its propaganda is apparently
aimed at preparing the public
to accept that there may be
war, and that Russia will be
fighting in a just cause. ...
The West committed a major
error in believing it could
build its own security at the
expense of Russia’s. It has
created a situation in which
Moscow feels marginalized
and threatened. ... God
forbid if Vladimir Putin
decides Russians in Latvia and
Estonia also require 'help'.

— BBC Correspondent
Angus Roxburgh

IS IT ALL IN VLADIMIR PUTIN'S HEAD?

RTE, IRELAND: Russia Vetoes
U.N. Security Council Resolution
on Crimea; China Abstains


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
The Web: Controlled
by 14 People Who
Hold 7 Secret Keys

“It sounds like the stuff of
science fiction: seven keys,
held by individuals from all
over the world, that control
security at the Web's core.”

—COLUMNIST James Ball

WHO THE HELL RUNS THIS THING?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
MH370: Radar Now Suggests
Plane Deliberately Flew West

Today's updates include so far: Malaysia
open minded to claims plane changed
course ... Search extended into Indian
Ocean Operation now involves 57 ships
48 aircraft ... What to believe?
Clarifying conflicting media reports ...
Plane disappearances: a brief history ...
Missing plane: one week on in pictures.

— LIVE BLOG - Updates

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Crimea Crisis -
Russia Today Coverage
from March 12-14

RealVideoTEN REPORTS ON THE CRISIS

This is the Russian network's
video content for Mar. 12-14
in days before this weekend's
voting on whether Crimea
should be annexed by Russia.

— Coverage of Ukraine
from Russia Today

CHINA'S ROLE IN UKRAINE CRISIS

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: European Video
Coverage of Ukraine
Crisis for March 13-14

RealVideoFIFTEEN REPORTS ON THE CRISIS

This is a round-up European
Video Coverage of Ukraine,
Mar. 13-14 from Euronews,
the BBC and Deutche Welle.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Most Crimeans Don't
Want Ukraine to Split

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"In December 1991, after the
declaration of independence,
a referendum was held on
whether to proceed. More
than ninety percent of the
population voted in favor."

— HISTORIAN Marc Jansen

REFERENDUM DAY APPROACHES

El Diario Exterior, Spain
Crimea Does Not Justify War
TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“There will be tensions. Ukrainians
will suffer the wound of national
division. What is very unlikely is that
a new European conflict will arise
over Crimea. Perhaps one will
emerge over the rest of Ukraine,
but no one wants to play with fire.”

—COLUMNIST Lluis Foixt

CASH CONQUERS ALL IN UKRAINE BATTLE


Netzwertig, Germany
Will Facebook, Google
Heed Snowden's Call for
Automatic Encryption?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The biggest drawback from the
point of view of the Internet
companies is likely commercial in
nature: Almost all major players
make their money with ads,
which presupposes that users
are as transparent as possible."

— COLUMNIST Martin Weigert

SNOWDEN: SETTING REFORM AGENDA?

Izvestia, The Russia
Crimea: 'We Will Never
Give Up What We've Won'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“As if they haven't enthusiastically
poured enough oil on the fire this
winter! Going to Kiev together
and alone, whetting the appetite
of the Euromaidan hooligans,
Ashton, Nuland, Biden and McCain,
as well as those lesser Polish,
Baltic, and German beasts: how
much effort did they put in to
bring Euromaidan to power?
We all witnessed it, didn't we? ”

—COLUMNIST Eduard Liminov

MASTER CHESSMAN VLADIMIR PUTIN


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Battles to Contain
CIA-Senate Feud in Wake
of Feinstein Accusations

"I am becoming convinced the CIA
simply fears the interrogation report
being made public, and I think it's
time for the American people to get
that information.'"

— CORRESPONDENTS Dan Roberts
and Spencer Ackerman

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Recognize Russia's Legitimate
Interests or Ukraine is Doomed

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“If the new government in Kiev is trying
to accelerate its steering of Ukraine as a
whole into the Western camp, it will lead
to a split of the country. Muddling through
on the edge of both European and Russian
worlds is all that can prevent this.”

—COLUMNIST Thomas von der Dunk

UKRAINE AND THE GREAT EAST-WEST DIVIDE


The Telegraph, U.K.
New al-Qaeda Magazine
Uses Malcolm X Quotes
to Target Black Muslims

"It mixes graphics, George
W. Bush photos and warplanes
launching missiles with a speech
by African-American Muslim
leader Malcolm X, in which he
said: 'You can’t ever reach a
man if you don't speak his
language. If a man speaks the
language of brute force, you
can't come to him with peace.'"

— CORRESPONDENT Rob Crilly

Der Spiegel, Germany
Polish Foreign Minister Says:
'Moscow Needs Our Money'

"The Ukrainians are our neighbors.
They're fighting for the same things
we did back in 1989 - for a country
that is more democratic, less corrupt
and which is European."

— Polish Foreign Minister
Radoslaw Sikorski

POLAND: NO BACKING DOWN TO MOSCOW

DER SPIEGEL: Beyond Ukraine:
Russia's Imperial Mess

THE LOCAL: 'Bundestag
Should be Searched for Bugs'


Europe Online, Germany
Snowden: Under U.S.
Pressure, Germany
Weakend Privacy Rules

"Germany was pressured to
modify its G-10 law to appease
the NSA, and it eroded the
rights of German citizens under
their constitution. The ultimate
result of the NSA‘s guidance is
that the right of citizens to be
free of unwarranted
state interference is degraded
and systems of mass surveillance
are being constructed in secret
within otherwise liberal states."

— NEWS ITEM, DPA

News Agencies, Russia and E.U.
VIDEOS: Media War on
Ukraine Between the
Westerners and Russia

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

Could it be Rudyard Kipling
was right when he said two
centuries ago, 'East is East,
and West is West, and never
the twain shall meet'? For
the sake of Ukrainians and
civilization as such, let us
hope not. In the meantime,
let us once again look at the
competing narratives via
today's video content from
Russia Today and then the
European news agencies.

— MANAGING EDITOR
William Kern

WAR OF WORDS OVER UKRAINE

Gazeta, Russia
Crimea Annexation 'Too
Costly for Russia to Bear'

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Russia is on the path that led to
the collapse of USSR, when an
economic crash made it impossible
for it to maintain its sphere of
influence as the central authority
over such a gigantic territory. ...
Permitting Crimea to live
fundamentally better than it would
have as a part of Ukraine is
something we simply cannot afford."

— EDITORIAL, Gazeta

CAN RUSSIA EVEN AFFORD CRIMEA?

SXSW Festival, U.S.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
at U.S. Tech Conference

RealVideoMar. 10, 01:01:28

"NSA, the global mass surveillance
that's occurring in all these nations
... they're setting fire to the future
of the Internet ... The people who
are in this room right now, you
GUYS are the fire fighters - and we
need you to help us fix things."

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN IN AMERICA - VIRTUALLY

Frankfurter Rundschau, Germany
Finding a Win-Win
Scenario With Putin

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"His self-confidence, once
wounded and now boosted,
makes him unpredictable -
but offers an opportunity.
Just as a Russian diplomatic
masterstroke prevented a
military intervention in
Syria, the E.U. and United
States can take on the job
of obliging the Kremlin
to restrain itself as well."

— COLUMNIST Viktor Funk

HOW TO PREVENT A NEW WAR

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ukraine, Crimea
Wrap-Up for March 10

RealVideoSEVEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is Russia Today' weekend
coverage of the Ukraine crisis
that highlights the differing
narratives in the East and West,
Western media bias, the issue
of whether U.S. media is a tool
of America's well-connected.

— Weekend Coverage
from Russia Today

CHALLENGING WEST'S NARRATIVE

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: Crimea Wrap Up -
March 10, European Media

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE UKRAINE CRISIS

E This is our weekend wrap up
of European video coverage of
the Ukraine crisis from France24,
Deutche Welle, and the BBC.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

CRIMEA'S TATARS IN DISTRESS

Russia Today, Oxford, SXSW Festival
Morning Surveillance Blast

Abby Martin, Julian Assange, and
Edward Snowden on mind control,
and NSA mass surveillance.

— VIDEO AND TEXT

MARTIN, ASSANGE, AND SNOWDEN

E.U. OBSERVER: Trade Talks
'Honeymoon' Over, Business
Chiefs Warn European Union


Der Standard, Austria
Offer Putin Crimea
in Exchange for
Kosovo Recognition

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The West has something to
offer Putin: international
recognition of Crimea's
return to Russia. This way it
may demand that the process
be legal and orderly, based
on a supervised referendum.
In return, Russia could finally
recognize the independence
of Kosovo, whose succession
followed the same principle
of self-determination of
peoples and ethnic groups
as Russia's Crimea policy."

— COLUMNIST Eric Frey

PLAYNG REALPOLITIC WITH PUTIN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bitcoin Raises Lots of
Questions, but Finding
Satoshi Nakamoto
Doesn't Answer Them

“The important answers
about the cryptocurrency
won't come from chasing
a man in a Prius around LA.”

—CORRESPONDENT James Ball

BITCOIN'S CREATOR? SO WHAT?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Putin Defends Actions in
Crimea Following U.S.,
E.U. Sanctions, Live Blog

Putin says Crimea moves legitimate
- Response follows announcements
of sanctions by U.S. and E.U. - Putin
and Obama hold one hour phone call
- Sanctions follow Crimean moves
to become part of Russian Federation.

— LIBE BLOG -
Text, Tweets, Pics, Video

EL Pais, Spain
Making Russia Feel the
Pain for Taking Crimea

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The U.S. and E.U. warn that
the taking of Crimea will have
'consequences,' but they have
failed to outline what those
consequences might be. ...
The message to Moscow must
be clear: we cannot maintain
normal relations with Russia
as long as it doesn't maintain
normal relations with its
neighbors. Without this, there
can be no business as usual.”

—COLUMNIST
Jose Ignacio Torreblanca

CAN PUTIN BE MADE TO 'PAY'?


Sol, Portugal
Ukraine May Awaken
'Ghosts of the Great War'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"With a nationalist pride boosted
by the Winter Olympics ... the
sudden collapse of Yanukovych's
pro-Moscow regime left Russia
looking like a wounded bear. As
if that weren't enough humiliation
for the Russians, then came the
cowardly and embarrassing
flight of its allied dictator."

— COLUMNIST Vicente Jorge Silva

EUROPE WATCHES WITH CONCERN

Reuters, U.K.
E.U.-U.S. Trade Talks
Face 'Growing Hostility',
E.U. Ministers Warn

"We're grappling with people
who are anti-European, who
are anti-American, who are
anti-free trade, who are anti-
globalization and who are anti-
multinational corporations."

— Finland Trade Minister
Alexander Stubb

MULTINATIONAL POWER GRAB?

E.U. OBSERVER: Trade Talks
'Honeymoon' Over, Business
Chiefs Warn European Union


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Ron Paul Calls
U.S. 'Hypocrite' on
Ukraine; RT Roundup

RealVideoTWO VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

"For us to lecture anybody
about violating sovereignty
- what about the sovereignty
of Iraq and Afghanistan and
Yemen and North Africa. ...
this drive to be involved
and to expand and protect
the American empire - that's
where we get into trouble.'

— Ex-Congressman Ron Paul

UKRAINE: AMERICAN HYPOCRISY?

European News Agencies
European Roundup of
Content on Developments
in the Ukraine, Mar. 6-7

RealVideoNINE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
the BBC, France 24, EurActiv.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

MARCH 6-7 EUROPE VIDEO UPDATES

Russia Today, Russia
Russia Today Hits
Back Over American
Staff Controversy

"Standing out from the
crowd is hard, sometimes
unbearable. I wish the
best of luck to those who
can’t take it. To those
who continue to do their
best for RT, who know
they are right even if the
whole world says no. I
have to say I’m proud of
you. IMMENSELY PROUD."

— RT Editor-in-Chief
Margarita Simonyan

WAGING THE MEDIA WAR

Liberation, France
Putin is Gambling on
European Cowardice

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Ukrainians, their leaders
and people alike, have not
yet yielded to provocations.
Europeans must show the
courage and determination
to face down a man who
knows only the language
of force, and always bets,
often with good reason, on
the fear of his enemies."

— COLUMNIST
Francois Sergent

CAN EUROPEANS STAND UP?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine: Emergency
Talks on Russia in
Crimea – Live Blog

"E.U. leaders in Brussels to
meet Ukraine’s new prime
minister; E.U. freezes assets
of 18 Ukrainians accused of
embezzlement; Paris talks
between John Kerry and
Sergei Lavrov break up;
Russia says action 'does not
create atmosphere for
dialogue;' the U.N. Security
Council to discuss Ukraine."

— GUARDIAN LIVE BLOG

European News Agencies
VIDEOS: European News
Roundup on the Ukraine

RealVideoSEVEN VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
E.U. countries - seven videos

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

NERVOUS NEGOTIATIONS IN PARIS

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Western Media
and Official 'Propaganda'
in the Ukraine Conflict

RealVideoTHREE VIDEOS

This is today's RT coverage of
developments, much of which
is an attack on U.S. media
'propaganda' against Russia.

— RUSSIA TODAY COVERAGE

THE TRUTH OR PROPAGANDA?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: American Russia
Today Staff Mount 'Mutiny'

RealVideoVIDEOS AND TEXT

Yesterday, we posted RT Host
Abby Martin come out against
Moscow's military action in
Ukraine. Today, one of RT's
American anchors, Liz Wahl,
went one step further than
Martin, taking to the air to
publicly resign over what she
called RT's whitewashing
the actions of Vladimir Putin.'

— RT ANCHOR QUITS ON AIR

INTEGRITY OVER PROPAGANDA?

de Morgan, Belgium
Putin Knows: No One
in the West is Willing
to Die for Sebastopol

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“What has Ukraine's economy
got to offer that outweighs
European energy dependence
on Russian oil and gas? In the
cynical game called geopolitics,
every European and American
leader knows that no one in
the West is willing to die for
Sebastopol. Putin knows that.”

—EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Yves Desmet

WHICH SIDE IS THE MORE CYNICAL?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine has Revealed a New
World of Western Impotence

BRIIGHT SIDE?

“What has been
positive about the
Ukraine crisis has
been the unusual
emergence of a
'case to be made'
on both sides. For
once we have seen
a 'revolution' with
some balanced
news coverage.”

— COLUMNIST
Simon Jenkins

Komsomolskaya Pravda, Russia
Crimea: Next Puerto Rico?
TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The United States has a state-to-
state agreement with Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico has wide autonomy
on many issues, but is de facto
under U.S. jurisdiction). ... Why
wouldn't this be acceptable for
Crimea? Now more than ever, we
must consider all possible options,
because the situation is developing
faster than newspapers can report.”

—COLUMNIST Georgiy Bovt

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE CRIMEA?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Putin Speaks;
Abby Martin Comes
Out Against 'Invasion'

RealVideoFOUR VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

"What Russia did is wrong ...
military intervention is
never the answer. ... I will
not sit here and apologize
and defend any military
aggression. The coverage
I've seem from all sides of
the media spectrum is
truly disappointing and
rife with disinformation.'

— HOST Abby Martin

RUSSIA TODAY COVERS UKRAINE

European News Agencies
European Reaction to
Ukraine - UK, France,
Belgium and Germany

RealVideoVIDEO AND TEXT ON THE CRISIS

European reaction to today's
Ukraine developments from
E.U. countries, video and text.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

KERRY ARRIVES IN UKRAINE

Assorted Outlets, Global
Ukraine Cartoons
from Around World

With the world and world
media sobering up after 5
days of hysteria, here is a
selection of comic relief.


UKRAINE CRISIS COMIC RELIEF


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Ukraine Crisis: John
Kerry, NATO Must Calm
Down and Back Off

CHILL OUT?

“It is not too late
to show wisdom.
Putin's movements
in Crimea are of
questionable legality.
But their illegality
is a lot less clear-cut
than that of the U.S.-
led invasion of Iraq,
or of Afghanistan.”

—COLUMNIST
Jonathan Steele

Financial Times, U.K.
Russia is in No Position
to Fight a New Cold War

"This contrast between 1968 and
now underlines why talk of a new
Cold War is off. The context of
Crimea in 2014 is far different
from Czechoslovakia in 1968."

— COLUMNIST Gideon Rachman

PUTIN IN UKRAINE: STOP WORRYING?


European Agencies, Mainland
VIDEOS: European Media
on the Crisis in Ukraine

RealVideoFIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is a selection of video on
the Ukraine crisis from France
24, EurActiv in Belgium, and
Deutche Welle in Germany.

— NEWS REPORTS, Europe

MAINLAND EUROPE ON UKRAINE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: U.S. and West
'Have the Lost Plot';
'Hypocrisy' in Ukraine

RealVideoFIVE VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

A series of videos from Russia
Today highlighting the Russian
position on Ukraine. The U.S.
is called hypocritical and the
E.U. is called 'lost' in terms of
making sense on Ukraine. One
speaker says their geopolitical
plans 'never seem to work' -
and they 'never seem to learn.'

— NEWS REPORTS, Russia Today

UKRAINE: THE RUSSIAN CONTEXT

British News Agencies, U.K.
Britain Reacts with Alarm to
Russian 'Invasion of Ukraine'

British media expect a U.S.-Russia face-
off. Will Putin make Obama look weak?
Can Obama 'find a way to frustrate Putin?
It's a lost weekend for NATO leaders,
who have suddenly realized that Putin
intends to assert Russian influence over
Crimea, where the Black Sea Fleet has
been located since the mid-1800s.

— British Coverage of the Crisis

FRAMING THE UKRAINE AS OBAMA V. PUTIN


The Telegraph, U.K.
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Faces-Off with 'Climate
Denier' Investors

"If you want me to do things
only for ROI [the return on
investment] reasons, you
should get out of this stock.
When we work on making
our devices accessible to the
blind, I don't consider bloody
ROI [return on investment.]"

— NEWS REPORTS, Novosti

TIM COOK: KEEP YOUR MONEY

Worldmeets.US Radio, United States
AUDIO: 'El Chapo,' Piers
Morgan, Venezuela Chaos,
Robots and Surveillance

RealVideoMar .3, 00:31:14

This week - we examine Mexican
views on the recapturing of the
notorious 'El Chapo' Guzman - and
whether it will help end the drug-
related bloodletting in that nation;
Venezuela and Brazil coverage of
the turmoil in Caracas; a word on
Ukraine; the media tsunami that
ensued on both sides of the Atlantic
when CNN canceled British host
Piers Morgan's nightly program; our
roundup of surveillance news from
France, Britain and the Netherlands,
including how millions of Web cams
using Yahoo have been spied on, and
how robots will outsmart us by 2029.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

A LOOK BACK A THE WEEK THAT WAS

Novosti, Russia
Putin Tells Obama Russia
Will Take Action In Event
of Violence in the Ukraine

"Vladimir Putin told U.S. President
Obama in a telephone conversation
Sunday that Moscow reserved the
right to protect its own interests
and those of Russian speakers in
the event of violence in Crimea."

— NEWS REPORTS, Novosti

ON PHONE FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEOS: Content on Ukraine
RealVideoFOUR VIDEOS ON THE CRISIS

This is a raft of content on Ukraine
from Russia Today, and much of it
tilts toward the Kremlin's view that
what's going on in Ukraine is for
the most part the result of Western
trouble-making and subterfuge.

— NEWS REPORTS, Russia Today

GORBACHEV EXPRESSES SHOCK

The Telegraph, U.K.
Ukraine 'Invasion' Begins
as Obama Warns Moscow

“Russian troops were on the move
inside Ukrainian territory on Friday,
prompting President Barack Obama
to warn Moscow that 'there will be
costs for any military intervention.'"

— CORESPONDENT Kim Sengupta

KREMLIN MOVES TO MAINTAIN INFLUENCE


Le Nouvel Observateur, France
Nothing 'Wacky' about
Merkel's 'Courageous'
E.U. Internet Program

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"To commit herself as she has
shows courage and political
skill ... The massive use of
American digital solutions,
(Google, Apple, Microsoft,
etc.) is the royal path by
which the NSA has managed
to conduct large-scale spying
on the world. Merkel wants
to compete by encouraging
the emergence of European
digital champions so as not to
be too dependent on the U.S."

— SCHOLAR Maxime Pinard

MERKEL: LAUGH AT YOUR OWN RISK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Yahoo Webcam Images of
Millions Collected by GCHQ

“Yahoo reacted furiously to the news
when approached by the Guardian.
Yahoo denied any prior knowledge of
the program, accusing the agencies
of 'a whole new level of violation of
our users' privacy. ... Rather than
collecting webcam chats in their
entirety, the program saved a image
every 5 minutes from users' feeds.”

— REPORTERS Spencer Ackerman
and James Ball

YAHOO MESSENGER CAMS COMPROMISED


de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
People Unwilling to Pay for
Privacy Doomed to Lose It

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"When WhatsApp was bought by
Facebook, it led to a wave of
indignation. People feared for
their privacy, because Facebook
uses different terms of use.
There is an old economic law:
if it costs nothing, it's worth
nothing. When we pay nothing
for our privacy, we indicate the
limited value we attach to it.=."

— SCIENCE WRITER
Chris Jongeneel

FACEBOOK, WHATSAPP AND PRIVACY

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Government Seeks to
'Wash its Hands' of False
NSA Spying Accusation

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"Home Affairs Minister Plasterk
barely survived a no-confidence
vote after it became apparent
that he had misinformed the
House. He had previously stated
that the NSA had intercepted the
telephone data of 1.8 million
Dutch, while in fact, it was the
Netherlands itself that had done
this. Insiders say Dutch Military
Intelligence Director Pieter
Bindt mentioned something
about Dutch eavesdropping
'in passing,' while in the process
of discussing 'other business."

— REPORTERS Jan Hoedeman
and Natalie Righton

NOT NSA: DUTCH SPY ON DUTCH

British News Agencies, U.K.
British React with Gusto to
CNN Firing of Piers Morgan

“CNN's decision to pull the plug on
Piers appears to be largely due to
cultural differences. Americans, it
seems, don't take kindly to a self-
important Brit telling them how to
run their country and ratings for
the prime-time show were as
miserable as the English weather.”

— COLUMNIST Arwa Mahdawi

U.K. REACTS TO PIERS MORGAN FIRING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama Orders Pentagon:
Prepare for Full Pullout
from Afghanistan

"Defense Secretary Hagel said
Tuesday that it was prudent 'to
ensure adequate plans are in
place to accomplish an orderly
withdrawal by the end of the
year should U.S. not keep any
troops in Afghanistan after 2014.'"

—CORRESPONDENTS Spencer
Ackerman and Dan Roberts

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH ARRIVES?


Dutch News, The Netherlands
Dutch Surveillance Scandal:
Not NSA, But Dutch Agents,
Tapped 1.8 Million Citizens

“Given Minister Plasterk's admission
that it was not the NSA tapping 1.8
million Dutch telephone calls and
text messages, but the Netherlands'
own intelligence services, one can't
help but recall Rumsfeld’s baffling
2002 'unknown unknowns' briefing.”

— COLUMNIST Garry Piggott

DUTCH MINISTER'S RUMSFELD MOMENT


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Gorbachev Says
E.U., U.S. Aides Should Be
'Bulldozed' from Ukraine

RealVideoFeb .25, 00:01:02

Mikhail Gorbachev express alarm
over recent events in Ukraine,
strengthening Putin's domestic
hand - whatever he wishes to do.

— NEWS REPORT, Russia Today

GORBACHEV EXPRESSES SHOCK

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
What the Hell is Barack
Obama's Presidency For?

DISAPPOINTMENT

“While posing as the
ally of the immigrant
he deports people at
a faster clip than any
of his predecessors;
while claiming to be
a supporter of labor,
he champions trade
deals that undercut
U.S. jobs and wages.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Russia Feels Double-
Crossed Over Ukraine –
but What Will Putin Do?

“Ukraine's future security,
political cohesion and territorial
integrity depend on how Putin
reacts to the toppling of his ally
President Viktor Yanukovych.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

The Observer, U.K.
Google's Ray Kurzweil:
Robots will Outsmart
Human Beings By 2029

“They'll be able to understand
what we say, learn from
experience, crack jokes, tell
stories, flirt. Kurzweil believes
that, by 2029, computers will
be able to do all the things
that humans do. Only better.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Carole Cadwalladr

PREDICTING A STICKY WICKET


El Pais, Spain
Uruguay President Tells
U.S., Europe to Exclude
Military from Drug Fight

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The less contaminated with
corruption the armed forces
become, the more secure you
will be. The armed forces are
like a bulldog you must be
kept safe and secure in the
background, but without
spoiling it or giving it too
much affection, and hoping
never to have to set it loose."

— CORRESPONDENT
Dino Capelli and Reuters

MUJICA TALKS DECRIMINALIZATION

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: CNN Out of Venezuela;
Hollande in America; Amanda
Knox & Italy's Justice System

RealVideoFeb .24, 00:30:47

Tune in with Worldmeets.US Managing
Editor William Kern, as we examine
whether the CIA is encouraging unrest
in Venezuela; why Ukraine is burning;
corrupt business people fleeing China's
crackdown on corruption for American
shores; how French President Francios
Hollande's state visit to the U.S. is a boon
to multinationals; Mexico's La Jornada
on why the annual Three Amigos Summit
was another act of Mexican 'submission'
to its North American partners; and our
weekly roundup of surveillance news.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

CCTV and C-SPAN, China and U.S.
VIDEOS: China Angry
Again Over White House
Dalai Lama Meeting

China's annual tirade about the
U.S. president meeting the
Dalai Lama is in full swing this
morning. This year, though,
there's a subtle change. China's
state TV has a U.S. branch,
complete with an American
host, which struggles mightily
to make Beijing's stance on its
1959 invasion and subsequent
treatment of Tibetans appear
sane. Here is a selection from
CCTV America, and the Dalai
Lama's appearance yesterday
at the American Enterprise
institute, where the 'wolf in
sheep's clothing' threatening
the 'split the Chinese nation'
talks 'happiness and free markets.'

— ASSORTED VIDEOS ON MEETING

GETTING UNDER BEIJING'S SKIN

Financial Times, U.K.
Edward Snowden Leaks VI
Spur New Privacy Industry

“The Snowden leaks revealing U.S.
mass surveillance have helped kick-
start a new privacy industry as firms
rush to fulfil a rising demand for
products that protect privacy.”

—CORRESPONDENT Hannah Kuchler

BBC and Euronews, U.K. and Belgium
VIDEO: Venezuela Threatens
to Expel CNN Over Coverage
of Anti-Government Protests

"Enough war propaganda, I won't
accept war propaganda against
Venezuela. If they don't rectify
themselves, out of Venezuela!

— PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro

POST CHEVEZ STRUGGLE BOILS

Espreso, Ukraine
RealVideoLIVE FEED: Kiev's
Independence Square

This is a live feed of Kiev's
Independence Square in
Ukraine, the epicenter of
what is increasingly looking
like a civil war between
Western and Eastern leading
halves of Ukraine. Violence
has again erupted between
protesters and government
forces, after a tenuous truce
fell apart yesterday evening.

— REUTERS Live Feed

UKRAINE: EAST VERSUS WEST

Oxford Mail, U.K.
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Praises Chelsea Manning
at Sam Adams Awards

"In the last year the White House
told us 95 million records were
classified and withheld from the
public. That’s more than any year
on record. ... How can we vote
without evidence of true cost of
the wars in which we're involved,
instances of public corruption,
official corruption in nations we
support, ally ourselves with, or
national participation in torture
programs, rendition programs
and unambiguous war crimes? All
were exposed in the Manning leaks.

— FORMER CIA Analyst Ed Snowden

OXFORD: SNOWDEN PRAISES MANNING

Mediapart, France
Hollande in United States:
Multinational Lobbyist Tool

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Globalization and its accompanying
multilateral free-trade agreements
gnaw away, a little more every day,
at the democratic foundations of
societies. Elected institutions are
bypassed when they aren't outright
violated by ad hoc agreements that
establish their own rules of operation.”

—COLUMNIST Jean-Luc Gasnier

FRENCH JOURNOS' OVAL OFFICE SELFIES


Independent, Ireland
Couples Now Cite Facebook
as Major Cause of Break-Ups

"Therapists at top charity Relationships
Ireland say that as many as 80 percent
of marriages they are trying to save
have fallen apart partly because of a
growing trend of couples spending
more time texting and posting status
updates than talking to one another."

—REPORTER Nick Bramhill

L'Humanite, France
With Obama, Hollande
Plots 'Economic War' on
Behalf of Multinationals

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Under the TTIP, a multinational
that considers our regulations an
impediment to its capacity to
exploit people and nature at its
discretion would be given the
opportunity to sue states before
special tribunals designed by and
for multinationals. Thus, neither
parliaments nor governments
will decide on laws. Multinational
corporations would create their
own rights. This is a program for
a dictatorship at the beck and call
of industry and finance, without
the need for helmeted generals.”

—FRENCH EUROPEAN MP
Patrick Le Hyaric

HOLLANDE: IN UNCLE SAM'S POCKET?


Diritto, Italy
After Amanda Knox, it's
Back to the Drawing Board
for Italian Justice System

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

"Try explaining to an American that
a defendant can be convicted, then
acquitted, and convicted again. ...
The moral of the story: I haven't a
clue (like everyone else) of what
happened that night when a girl was
killed, but I know for certain that in
the court of justice, after seven
years, no certainty has been reached."

— COLUMNIST Davide Giacalone

ITALY'S MIXED UP SYSTEM OF JUSTICE

BBC, U.K.
Can Europe Go Own
Way on Data Privacy,
as Merkel Suggests?

“Europe may soon operate
its own cordoned-off portion
of the internet if proposals
by German Chancellor Angela
Merkel win wider support.”

— BBC NEWS ITEM

START IF WEB BALKANIZATION?


GUARDIAN: Where is Microsoft's
Bing Transparency Report?

GUARDIAN: Reporters Who
Broke NSA Story Receive
the George Polk Award

RT, RUSSIA: Merkel's Call
'Nonsense'; Pan-European
Internet is Already Here

FINANCIAL TIMES: Why Berlin
Must Not Erect a Data Qall


Sol, Portugal
Portugal in Turmoil: Wolf of
Wall Street
Unmasks Us All

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Evil is scariest when it assumes
forms that contemplate no guilt
whatsoever. ... We need to look at
this. ... In Portugal, our PhDs and
post-docs, people atop the academic
pyramid with tenure, are having
their pensions cut, and don't even
have a right to unemployment pay.
I return to the issue because ... this
is the most shameful example
of how low the state has sunk."

— COLUMNIST Luis Osorio

THE WOLF HITS HOME IN PORTUGAL

Izvestia, Russia
'Free Press' Won't Spoil
Putin's Sochi Experience

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“Comparing the Olympics press
of the summer of 1980 to the
winter of 2014, one cannot help
but conclude that today's press
is a lot angrier. Perhaps this is
due to the persona of Vladimir
Putin, who is perceived as the
engine and culprit behind the
Sochi metamorphosis - far more
than Leonid Brezhnev was in 1980. ”

—COLUMNIST Maxim Sokolov

PUTIN: UNMOVED BY WEST'S CARPING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Bing Censors Chinese
Language Search
Results for U.S. Users

"Microsoft's search engine
Bing seems to be censoring
information for Chinese
language users in the U.S. in
the same way it filters results
on the Chinese mainland."

— REPORTER Dominic Rushe

BING: PRO-BEIIJING SEARCH?

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
On 'Snowdenistas' and Russian
Spies: Rebutting Edward Lucas

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“The Russians would more likely have
paid him lots of money to keep a low
profile and conceal his opinions. True,
spies like Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen,
or Earl Edwin Pitts, never pitched their
revelations to newspapers, but rather
passed them secretly to their handlers.
... If evidence of Snowden’s guilt does
appear, I will condemn him as a spy.
But even that wouldn't change my
positive evaluation of what he's done. ”

—COLUMNIST Wojciech Orlinski

CLAPPER AND BRENNAN: SPIES WILL BE SPIES


AFP, BBC, France 24, C-SPAN,
Euronews, the Daily Show

VIDEOS: White House State
Dinner for Francios Hollande

This is video coverage of the 7th state
dinner thrown by the Obama White
House, Britain, France, uncut video
from C-SPAN, and from The Daily show.

— VIDEO COVERAGE FROM FRANCE 24,
AFP, EURONEWS, BBC, DAILY SHOW

WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER FOR FRANCE

De Morgen, Belgium
Olympics in Sochi: Now
a 'Symbol of Intolerance'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“From the free expression of the
Pussy Riot women, to draconian
measures against Russia's muzzled
press, to the anti-gay laws and
unbelievable anti-gay violence: a
lot of people in the world have
woken up and are defending the
principle that has long been legally
established here - discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation
is not permissible, and that gays
and lesbians have exactly the same
rights as heterosexuals, including
on matters of love and marriage.”

—Editor in Chief Yves Desmet

GAYS AND THE SOCHI OLYMPICS


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Shirley Temple Obituary

"The cherubic child star of the
1930s returned to public life
as an American diplomat and
logtime Republican dies at 85."

— COLUMNIST Ronald Bergan

TEMPLE: THE ORIGINAL MEGASTAR

GUARDIAN: Screen
Legend - Shirley Temple

GUARDIAN: Shirley Temple
- a Career in Movie Clips


Daily Mail, U.K.
Virgin Atlantic Using Google
Glass to Check in Passengers

"Next time you arrive at the airport,
the person checking you in may know
your name, destination and even your
food choices before you say a thing."

— REPORTER Victoria Woollaston

GOOGLE GLASS: NO TURNING BACK

Daily Mail, U.K.
Massive Blackmail of Barclays
Customers Tied to Data Leak

"The data ‘gold mine’ which contains
customer earnings, savings, mortgages,
health, insurance policies, passport and
national insurance numbers - is worth
millions on the black market, allowing
them to be targeted for financial scams."

— BY Ian Gallagher, Simon
Watkins, Stephanie Condron

BARCLAYS: TOO BIG TO FUNCTION

The Telegraph, U.K.
Post-Superbowl Porn
Study Proves 'Chilling'

"It was conclusive proof that
most men turn to porn not
when they are happy, but
when they are at their most
vulnerable. ... and it showed
that porn barons meticulously
compile data on their users.
If men who watch porn think
they themselves are not being
watched, they're mistaken."

— REPORTER Martin Daubney

GETTING REAL ABOUT SPYING

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Richard Stallman: 'If
We Don't Fight Surveillance,
We'll Lose Our Democracy'

RealVideoFeb. 6, 00:28:05

"There are others who say using
digital technology means total
surveillance, just surrender to it.
But since that surrender means
no democracy anymore, because
whistleblowers who tell us what
the state is doing will be caught,
and they have to flee to places like
Russia in order not to be caught,
that means it's too much of a
sacrifice. We've got to keep our
democracy, and that means we
have got to limit surveillance."

— INTERVIEWED BY Oksana Boyko

STALLMAN ON FREEDOM AND SPYING

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Facebook=Spybook?
RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

How has Facebook redefined what
we call 'community'? What kind of
relationship Facebook should have
with government? And, what can
we expect in the next decade?

— HOSTED BY Peter Lavelle

FACEBOOK'S PLACE IN THE WORLD

RUSSIA TODAY VIDEO: Is
this a New Cold War?
RealVideo

Der Tagesspiegel, Germany
Why Facebook Won't
Be Permitted to Die

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Now with more than 1.2 billion
users and corresponding amounts
of data, Facebook can now be
referred to as only banks have
been: too big to fail. How would
one go about closing down such
a huge network? What would
happen to the massive data that
makes Facebook so valuable?”

—COLUMNIST Christian Tretbar

HAS FACEBOOK JOINED CITIBANK?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Sochi Sour Grapes:
the Western Media Takes
Gold Medal in 'Buzz Killing'

RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

Are Western media outlets unfairly
criticizing preparations for and the
general conduct surrounding the
2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? This
report from Russia Today looks at
the issue. Russia today is non-profit
funded by the Russian government.

— HOSTED BY Anastasia Churkina

IS WESTERN MEDIA UNFAIR ON SOCHI?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: 'Tigers, Flies
and Naked Officials'
Flee China for U.S.

RealVideoFeb. 8, 00:25:45

Are crooked businessmen
fleeing China for American
shores - where there is no
crackdown on curruption?
Max Keiser and his parner
Stacy Herbert take on that
issue, and others such as
the Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership, on
this week's Keiser Report.

— The Keiser Report

UNITED STATES OF CURRUPTION?

Worldmeets.US, United States
AUDIO: An Interview with
Death Penalty Abolitionist
Sandrine Ageorges-Skinner

RealVideoFeb .8, 00:30:18

Listen to our talk with Sandrine
Ageorges-Skinner, one of the
world's leading advocates for the
abolition of the death penalty.
Sandrine has dedicated decades
fighting state execution, both in
her native France, in the United
States, and around the world.

— MANAGING EDITOR William Kern

ADVOCATE FOR SOCIETY'S OUTCAST

Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
America's Espionage Obsession:
'To Understand isn't to Tolerate'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The rubble of 9-11 hasn't been carted
away. The intelligence services have
suffered an unimaginable humiliation.
Now President Bush is pressuring Iraqi
dictator Saddam Hussein. It smells like
war. In Germany, the Schroder-Fischer
government picks up the scent, while
here at home, the odor is of election
defeat. Schroeder senses anti-U.S.
sentiment early on. ... Does that suffice
as a motive for eavesdropping? 'You bet'
the Americans would say, 'absolutely.'
From their point of view, Gerhard
Schroeder was no longer a reliable ally.”

—COLUMNIST Stefan Kornelius

IRAQ WAR SPYING ON GERMANS REVEALED


BBC News, U.K.
VIDEO: Angela Merkel
Condemns E.U. Insult
By American Diplomat

"The chancellor finds these
remarks totally unacceptable
and wants to emphasize that
[E.U. foreign policy chief]
Ashton is doing a great job."

— Spokesman for
Chancellor Angela Merkel

MORE ANGST TOWARD WASHINGTON

Der Spiegel, Germany
Iraq War Critic: NSA
Targeted Gerhard
Schroder's Mobile

“The reports cite unnamed
U.S. government and NSA
insider sources claiming that
Schroder was declared a
target for monitoring due to
his critical position on U.S.
preparations for the Iraq War.”

— NEWS ITEM, Der Spiegel

MORE GERMAN-U.S. FRICTION


Kiev Post, Ukraine
AUDIO: U.S. State Department
Officials Caught Bad-Mouthing
European Union Over Ukraine

RealVideoFeb .6, 00:04:10

"The U.N. envoy will help glue this
thing and to have the U.N. glue it.
And you know, fuck the E.U. ...
Exactly ... and I think we got to do
something to make it stick together,
because you can be sure that if it
does start to gain altitude, the
Russians will be working behind
the scenes to torpedo the initiative."

— Assistant Secretary of State
Victoria Nuland speaking to U.S.
Envoy to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt

AMERICAN 'DIPLOMACY' IN THE RAW

KIEV POST: Ukraine Opposition
Leader Describes Torture; Says
was Forced to Say he Was U.S. Spy

FINANCIAL TIMES: Leaked
Recording from Ukraine Reveals
U.S. Exasperation with E.U.


La Stampa, Italy
Amanda Knox, Italian Justice,
and 'Conviction at All Costs'

TRANSLATED FROM ITALIAN

“Convicted, then acquitted, and then
convicted again. And at every stage of
appeal, the evidence becomes ever
more slender, clinging to a small trace
of Amanda's DNA on a kitchen knife
that she may have used to slit her
friend's throat or chop an onion. ... No
one wants to show humility and confess
that the truth at times slip away.”

—COLUMNIST Charles Poncet

IS ITALIAN JUSTICE RELIABLE OR FAIR?



Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
In Afghanistan and
Pakistan, the Taliban
Seem to be Winning

“What is clear is that the
Taliban, whether by crafty
design or thanks to Karzai's
dysfunctional relationships,
have managed to complicate,
if not wreck, Barack Obama's
2014 withdrawal scenario.”

— COLUMNIST Simon Tisdall

Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland
Amanda Knox's 'Spin'
Shouldn't Deny Justice
to Meredith Kercher

“The Knox PR campaign has
been clever from the start.
A fortune spent has yielded
up sympathetic coverage, in
America especially, for that
martyred victim of injustice
once known as Foxy Knoxy. ”

— COLUMNIST Lindy McDowell

AMANDA KNOX: TRUTH OR PR SPIN?


CORRIERE DELLA SERA, ITALY:
Grounds for Reinstating the
Knox-Sollecito Murder Verdict

AKI, ITALY: Justice Minister
Orders Probe into Knox Judge

TELEGRAPH: Meredith Kercher: A
Crime that Defies All Assumptions


FAZ, Germany
Kerry Thinks it's Back
to Business as Usual?
'What a Miscalculation!'

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"In the Bundestag this week, the
chancellor said trust was being
'destroyed.' Among partners and
friends, this is the worst-case
scenario. A statement like that
hasn't been made since sparks
flew between Gerhard Schroder
and George W. Bush over the
war in Iraq. A divisive element
has taken root in the relationship
- and it grows wider by the week."

— COLUMNIST Thomas Gutschker

BACK TO BUSINESS? NO SUCH LUCK

L'Hebdo, Switzerland
Barack Obama has Been
an 'Unspeakable Disgrace'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“Mr. Obama appeared to be liberal:
torture, Guantanamo, the obsession
with security, the shameful methods
of Dick Cheney, would soon be no
more than a sad memory. ... What
disappointment awaited such liberal
hopes! An absolute disgrace. ... A
complete disgrace. An unspeakable
disgrace. A monumental disgrace!”

—COLUMNIST Charles Poncet

OBAMA: AMERICAN MESSIAH NO MORE


Daily Mail, U.K.
The Final Days of Philip
Seymour Hoffman
Reflected Trouble Ahead

"The shocking new details reveal
that the Oscar winner - who was
found dead Sunday on a bathroom
floor with a needle sticking out
of his arm - had a drug problem
that had escalated far and above
what had previously been thought."

— REPORTERS Sara Nathan,
Joshua Gardner, Helen Pow,
Sophie Jane Evans, James Nye

HOFFMAN: A PREDICABLE DEATH?

The Telegraph, U.K.
Actor Philip Seymour
Hoffman, Found Dead

“Hoffman was not a famously
sunny interviewee, his self-
loathing a trait in life as on
screen. As a young actor he
was addicted to heroin before
going clean for 23 years.”

— iEDITOR Oliver Duff

HOFFMAN: HEROINE OVERDOSE


VIDEO: Philip Seymour Hoffman:
Hurt, Coogan, Costner and Bacon
Pay Tribute (BBC NEWS, U.K.)
RealVideo
VIDEO: Philip Seymour Hoffman's
Last Public Comments at Sundance
(Showbiz Raw, U.S.)
RealVideo

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Judge in Amanda Knox Case
in Hot Water Over Remarks

"The remarks, unusual in a country
where courts generally don't talk
about cases before publishing their
written reasoning, were reportedly
described as 'inopportune' by the
the judges' governing body, CSM."

— CORRESPONDENT Lizzy Davies

GUARDIAN: Amanda Knox
Extradition: U.S. Leaders
to Play a Critical Role


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
How Edward Snowden
Went from Loyal NSA
Man to Whistleblower

“Society really seems to have
developed an unquestioning
obedience towards spooky
types ... Did we get to where
we are today via a slippery
slope that was entirely within
our control to stop? Or was
it a relatively instantaneous
sea change that sneaked in
undetected because of
this pervasive state secrecy?”

— Edward Snowden, 2010

READ BOOK EXCERPTS HERE


GUARDIAN: Snowden Files Excerpt: Is
Edward Snowden a Prisoner in Russia?


Der Speigel, Germany
Formula 1 Mogul Pleased
After Defeating Google
Over Sex Party Photos

"There's something very wrong
with Google. Technologically,
they're brilliant, sensational. But
morally, its management is utterly
adolescent. The company is so big
and so arrogant, they do what they
like, thinking they're above the law."

— Ex-Formula 1 Chief Max Mosley

CHALLENGING GOOGLE AND WINNING

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
VIDEO: Guardian Editors
Use Power Tools to
Destroy Snowden Data

RealVideoFeb .1, 00:02:17

On July 20, 2013, in basement
of the Guardian's office in Kings
Cross, with two GCHQ officials
watching, Guardian editors
destroyed memory sticks and
hard drives on which encrypted
files leaked by NSA contractor
Edward Snowden were stored.

— GUARDIAN FOOTAGE

BRITAIN'S ABSURD SPY OVERREACH

BBC NEWS: After Watching
TV Drama, Cameron Renews
Push for 'Snooper Charter'


WProst24, Poland
Assigning Blame for
'Poland's Guantanamo'

TRANSLATED FROM POLAND

"Like a child rather than a man,
former Prime Minister Miller is
pointing at former President
Kwasniewski to take the blame
for CIA prisons in Poland. A man
wouldn't act like that. Only a
coward and liar would do that!
... Miller should be charged with
violating the Constitution and
selling the sovereignty of Poland
for mere $15 million, in other
words, for the establishment
of a Polish Guantanamo Bay."

— COLUMNIST Andrzej Rozenek

CIVIL WAR OVER CIA BLACK SITE

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Amanda Knox Vows to Fight
Murder Conviction 'to End'

“I'm going to fight this until the very
end. ... This really has hit me like a
train. I did not expect this to happen.
... I really expected so much better
from the Italian justice system. They
found me innocent. How can they say
it's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt?”

— REPORTERS Lizzy Davies,
John Hooper and Adam Gabbatt

ITALIAN COURT REINSTATES CONVICTION


THE MIRROR: Knox Ex-Boyfriend
Raffaele Sollecito Arrested in Austria


News, Switzerland
Question for New Republic:
Who Gives a 'Fart' about
What Ed Snowden Thinks?

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“Does it really matter whether he's
a horrible person or a loving family
man - like Heinrich Himmler, who
exchanged banalities with his wife
in between murders? ... What is
relevant is not 'who' exposed the
surveillance of the NSA monster,
but that it was exposed at all.”

—COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

SNOWDEN'S PERSONALITY: DO WE CARE?


Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Obama's SOTU-
Brainwashing Update

RealVideoJan .30, 00:05:30

Martin examines President
Obama's latest State of the
Union address, calling him
out for using 'platitudes' and
making 'empty promises.'

— BREAKING THE SET

UNMAINSTREAM LOOK AT SOTU

RUSSIA TODAY VIDEO: Whale
Wars Captain on Dolphin
Slaughter Sabotage
RealVideo

The Telegraph, U.K.
Next Recession Will Push
West's Economic System
Over Edge Into Inflation
TIGHTENING G2

“One country after
another is having to
tighten into weakness.
The longer this goes
on, and the wider it
spreads, the greater
the risk that it will
metamorphose into
a global deflationary
shock.”

— COLUMNIST Ambrose
Evans-Pritchard

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Angry Birds Site Defaced
with 'Spying Birds' Spoof
After NSA 'Leak' Reports

“The hack was in response to the
revelation that the Angry Birds
apps, among others, were leaking
personal data through advertising
networks on which U.K. and U.S.
intelligence agencies were spying.”

— REPORTER Samuel Gibbs

ANGRY BIRDS HACKED FOR SPYING


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
America Lifts the Veil
on Obama's Guantanamo
Detainee Review Process

“Tuesday's session, streamed on to
a flatscreen TV in a Department of
Defense office building outside of
Washington, provided the first
public peek into a process that the
Obama White House ordered begun
in 2011 to help clear the detention
facility’s remaining population.”

— CORRESPONDENT Spencer Ackerman

CLOSING GUANTANAMO - FOR REAL?


GUARDIAN: For First Time, Defense
Lawyers in Terrorism Case Granted
Access to FISA Surveillance Evidence

GUARDIAN: Al-Qaeda Faction
in Syria 'Contemplates' U.S.
Attack, Espionage Officials Say


Guardian Unlimited U.K.
Raul Castro Tells CELAC
Summit: Fight Poverty;
Lock Out United States

"Castro's speech listed a series
of Latin American grievances
that involve the United States,
directly or indirectlydirectly or
indirectly, attempting to unify
the 33 countries at the summit
against their neighbor to the
north, which was not invited."

— NEWS ITEM, Guardian

CELAC: ALL ABOUT UNITED STATES

The Telegraph, U.K.
The State of the Union 2014:
Obama Pledges to Go it Alone

SOTH: DEMEANING?

“The royal decrees
matched the spirit
of the occasion. As
the years go by, the
State of the Union
more and more
resembles a cross
between Versailles
and the Emmys.”

— COLUMNIST Tim Stanley

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
State of the Union
Scorecard: Guardian
Staff Grade Obama's

“Guardian reporters and
editors assess President
Obama's performance on
key issues, from climate
change to foreign policy.”

— GUARDIAN REPORTERS

RATHING THE 2014 SOTU

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
State of the Union
Confirms Only that
Union is in a State

THE 2014 SOTU

“The speech was less
Martin Luther King
(''The arc of history is
long but bends toward
justice') and more
Rodney King ('Can we
all get along?'), was far
more plaintive and far
less polemical than usual.”

—COLUMNIST
Gary Younge

Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland
On CIA Prisons, Poland
Sold Out for 'Pathetically
Paltry' 15 Million Dollars

TRANSLATED FROM POLISH

“Why did our U.S. ally sucker
punch us on this occasion? ...
The Polish authorities simply
made Polish territory available
to the U.S., not knowing what
it would be used for. ... For
our loss of virtue, or rather,
our reputation as a defender of
human rights and promoter of
freedom and solidarity, we
reportedly received $15 million
- a pathetically small amount.”

—COLUMNIST Pawel Wronski

WAS POLAND'S VIRTUE SOLD TO CIA?


ARD Media, Germany
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Speaks to German Public

RealVideoJan. 26, 00:30:21

"These people, U.S. government
officials, have said they would
love to put a bullet in my head or
poison me when I come out of
the supermarket and then watch
me die in the shower. ... If there
is information at Siemens that's
beneficial to U.S. national interests
- even if it doesn't have anything
to do with national security – then
they'll take that data nevertheless."

— EDWARD SNOWDEN

FIRST TV INTERVIEW IN RUSSIA

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA and GCHQ Target 'Leaky'
Phone Apps like Angry Birds,
Maps, to Scoop Up User Data

“• U.S. and U.K. spy agencies piggyback
on commercial data • Details can include
age, location and sexual orientation •
Documents also reveal targeted tools
against individual cellular phones.”

— REPORTER James Ball

EVEN GAME PLAYING ISN'T SAFE FROM SPIES


GUARDIAN: Politicians are Failing
Us, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt


Die Welt, Germany
Hienrich Himmler: Insight
Into the Orderly World of
a Top Nazi Mass Murderer

“U.S. troops occupying Himmler's
family home opened the safe there
and took his private papers. Almost
seven decades later, most of that
material is now accessible to the
general public for the first time.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, Dan Roberts

THE HIENRICH HIMMLER PAPERS

DIE WELT: Himmler's
Letters, Diary, Surface


Deutche Welle, Germany
VIDEO: Ed Snowden
Tells German TV, 'The
U.S. Wants Me Dead'

RealVideoJan. 26, 00:02:29

"These people, and they are
government officials, have
said they would love to put a
bullet in my head or poison
me when I come out of the
supermarket, and then
watch as I die in the shower.”

— EDWARD SNOWDEN

SNOWDEN DEFENDS ON GERMAN TV

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Presidential Advisory Board
Concludes NSA Mass Phone
Data Collection Violates Law

“The Executive Branch agensy has
rebuked President Obama over his
defense of the NSA's gathering of
Americans' phone data, concluding
that the agency's collection of every
U.S. phone record on a daily basis
violates the legal restrictions of the
statute cited to authorize it -
section 215 of the Patriot Act.”

— CORRESPONDENTS
Spencer Ackerman, Dan Roberts

OBAMA'S SHARP REBUKE FROM WITHIN

FREESNOWDEN.IS: Live
Q&A with Edward Snowden

GUARDIAN: Facebook will
Lose 80 Percent of its Users
by 2017, say Princeton Study


The Local, Norway
Future U.S. Envoy Displays
Total Ignorance of Norway

“America's next ambassador
to Norway has committed a
jaw- dropping diplomatic
error before he even begins,
describing politicians from
the Progress Party, which has
seven ministers, as 'fringe
elements' that 'spew hatred.'”

— NEWS ITEM, The Local

OBAMA BUNDLER GOES TO OSLO


Le Temps, Switzerland
Wikipedia's 'Invisible Hand':
More Right-Wing than Left

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"The encyclopedia's success is based
on the promise of making progress
through self-regulating market of
free contributions. Participating
individuals pursue their own goals,
sometimes in competition, but they
contribute to the general interest.
Free competition leads to the
gradual elimination of error. Just
as in economics, the 'invisible hand'
of Adam Smith will always guide
the online encycolpedia toward
increasingly reliable information."

— DIGITAL HUMANITIES
PROFESSOR Frederic Kaplan

SMITH'S INVISIBLE HAND GUIDES WIKIPEDIA

World Economic Forum, Switzerland
VIDEO: The Big Brother Problem
RealVideoJan. 23, 01:01:24

Panelists include Senator Patrick J.
Leahy, Israeli corporate strategist
Orit Gadiesh, Harvard Law professor
Jonathan Zittrain, Secretary General
of Amnesty International Salil Shetty,
Microsoft General Counsel Bradford
L. Smith, VimpelCom [telecom] CEO
Augie K. Fabela, Palantir Technologies
President [U.S.] Shyam Sankar.”

— DAVOS Panel Discussion

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM AT DAVOS

RealVideoVIDEO: The New Digital Context (Davos, Switzerland)

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Google's Eric Schmidt
Denies Knowledge of NSA
Data Tapping of Company

“Had we been briefed, we likely
couldn't have acted on it, because
we'd have known about it. I've
declined briefings [from the U.S.
government] about this because
I don't want to be constrained.”

— GOOGLE CEO Eric Shmidt

SMIDT: IMPLAUSIBLE DENIABITITY?

GUARDIAN: At Davos, Independent
Commission to Investigate Future
of Internet Announced

GUARDIAN: Google Glass Deemed
'Inappropriate' by Cinema Chain AMC


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
OXFAM: 85 Richest
People as Wealthy as
Poorest 3.5 Billion

“It is staggering that in the
21st Century, half the world
population – that's three and
a half billion people - own
no more than a tiny elite
whose numbers [85] could
fit on a double-decker bus.”

— Winnie Byanyima, CEO, OXFAM

CHASM BETWEEN RICH AND POOR


Die Welt, Germany
A Toothless NSA? Not
Under Barack Obama!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“For observers in Germany
and Latin America, with
memories of the Gestapo, the
Stasi, and military dictatorship,
these revelations are dramatic.
But from a U.S. perspective,
the drama doesn't come close
to approaching the criminal CIA
and FBI activity of the 1960s.”

— COLUMNIST Hans Zippert

NSA REFORM SPEECH: NO SURPRISES?


Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's NSA 'Reforms':
Little More than a PR
Bid to Mollify the Public

FAUX NSA REFORMS

“By design, his plans
will do little more
than maintain rigidly
in place the very bulk
surveillance systems
that have sparked such
controversy and anger.”

— COLUMNIST
Glenn Greenwald

GUARDIAN: U.S. Tech Firms
Make Eleventh-Hour Attempt
to Halt Tax Avoidance Reform


Die Welt, Germany
Merkel 'Outraged' She
Will Be Ignored by NSA

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The chancellor immediately
called in the U.S. ambassador
to express her indignation. ...
According to Merkel, she has
a right to be heard, and she
doesn't understand why the
German chancellor is being
treated less favorably than a
Taliban leader or Kim Jong-un.”

— COLUMNIST Hans Zippert

AN END TO SPYING ON MERKEL?

Izvestia, Russia
The News War Over
U.S. and Japan Use of
Biological Weapons

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

"Although the fact of U.S.
biological weapons testing
is hardly surprising, the
question arises - why has
Japan released this type
of evidence now? ... This is
how Japan is showing its
discontent with U.S. actions
after Abe's visit to Yasukuni."

— CORRESPONDENT
Konstantin Volkov

JAPAN TAKES JAB AT THE U.S.

Deutche Welle, Germany
Actions Must Follow
Obama's Words on
NSA, Germans Say

“It was only a change of
rhetoric, not a change of
heart. Mass surveillance
will continue. ... That's
why it's important for
Europe to keep up the
pressure and make clear
that data security is an
important asset for every
European Union citizen.”

— Green E.U. MP Jan
Philipp Albrecht

GERMANS LEFT UNIMPRESSED

DEUTCHE WELLE: Barack
Obama's Missed Moment

DEUTCHE WELLE: Obama Seeks
to Placate Germany over NSA


Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Germany
Germans Say Americans
'Lied' About No Spy Deal

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"'The Americans have lied to us,'
a senior official said. ... The U.S.
refusal to sign an agreement with
any substance comes unexpectedly
for Berlin. In August, the word
was that America had provided
verbal assurances. According to
these, there would be 'no mutual
spying, no industrial espionage,
and no infringement of national
law.' These supposed assurances
seem to have vanished into thin air."

— REPORTERS Hans Leyendecker
and Georg Mascolo

HARD FEELING REMAIN OVER SPYING

Die Zeit, Germany
'Polar Vortex' is No Match
for New York Cockroach

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“In the northeast U.S., it was even
colder than the South Pole. In New
York, there was a temperature
drop temperature of nearly 30
degrees - to 3 degrees Fahrenheit
at the beginning of the week. So
- was that too much for the
cockroaches? ... 'No,' says Dominic
Evangelista, a doctoral candidate in
biochemistry at Rutgers University.”

— COLUMNIST Dena Kelishadi

COLD NO MATCH FOR NY CRAWLERS

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA is Collecting Millions
of Text Messages Daily in
'Untargeted' Global Sweep

“The NSA collects 200 million text
messages a day from across the
globe, using them to extract data
including location, contacts and
credit card details, according to
revealed top-secret documents.”

— REPORTER James Ball

NO TEXT SAFE FROM NSA PRYING EYES


GUARDIAN: NSA Reform Included
in $1.1 Trillion Spending Measure

GUARDIAN: Snowden to Join
Free Press Foundation Board

NY TIMES: N.S.A. Devises Radio
Path Into Computers - Even Offline


News, Switzerland
The Polar Vortex: To Get
Warm - Move to Alaska!

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“After the last few years, what
we can say with certainty is that
climate conditions on our planet
are shifting increasingly toward
extremes: floods of the century,
storms of the century, heat of
the century, droughts and cold
of the century, have become
standard protocol, with the
resulting damage rising steadily
as well. ... If one must go from
Tennessee to Alaska to warm
up, it should be apparent that
something is terribly wrong”

— COLUMNIST Patrik Etschmayer

NEW REASONS TO MOVE NORTH

The Moscow Times, Russia
Kremlim Expulsion of U.S.
Reporter Seen as a Bid
to Protect Russia's Image

"Whatever the actual reasons for
Satter's entry ban, Russia's image
will likely deteriorate further as
a result, as many English-language
media have already characterized
the situation as another attempt by
the Kremlin to silence its critics."

— REPORTER Ivan Nechepurenko

PUTIN: SHOOTING RUSSIA IN FOOT?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
U.S. Polar Vortex a
Potential Side Effect
of Global Warming

“Deep freeze that is gripping
America may be connected to
shrinking Arctic sea ice caused
by manmade climate change.”

— SCIENCE EDITOR
Andrew Freedman

NEW - UNPREDICABLE- NORMAL

The Observer, U.K.
Real CES Takaway: More
Connected - Less Privacy

"Firms routinely sell us devices
that they can alter remotely, and
they insist that they, not we, own
the data we create as we use them.
If we don't turn this around, and
soon, the corporate privacy and
security scandals we've seen to
date will look mild. Does industry
hear, or will it blithely move on?"

— COLUMNIST Dan Gillmor

CES 2014: KISS PRIVACY GOODBYE

Financial Times, U.K.
The Tide is Rising for
American Libertarians

“What does it mean for the
Democrats? In terms of social
values, libertarians are almost
identical to liberals. Smoking
pot and same-sex marriage
both meet with big approval.
The same is not true of guns.”

— COLUMNIST Edward Luce

RIGHT AND LEFT - THE STARS ALIGN

de Volkskrant, The Netherlands
Don't Believe the Hype Over
the NSA Quantum Computer

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"There is no real news here, and no
quantum computer. So why all the
fuss? ... There is something else at
play: the science-fiction factor. You
can imagine it already: underground
bases a la James Bond, where men
in white suits tinker with an enigmatic,
humming machine. ... Seriously, a lot
more James Bond films will premiere
before the arms race against the
hackers produces winners or losers."

— COLUMNIST Maarten Keulemans

WHY GET WORKED UP INTO A LATHER?

Trouw, The Netherlands
Iraq's Sectarian Disaster -
Courtesy of Rumsfeld & Co

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“Can the mutual bloodshed in Iraq
honestly be credited wholly to the
Yankees? Isn't the battle between
Sunnis and Shiites the result of a
schism that goes back to the 7th
century? Did they really need the
encouragement of the Americans
to beat each other's brains out
or cut off one another's heads?.”

— COLUMNIST Stevo Akkerman

'UNKNOWNS' COME HOME TO ROOST

Reuters, U.K.
European Bankers Use
The Wolf of Wall Street
to 'Mingle with Clients'

"Bankers across Europe are filling
cinema seats for a sneak peek at
'The Wolf of Wall Street,' booking
out theatres and rolling out the
red carpet for clients eager to see
a movie about excesses in
their own high-flying industry."

— REPORTER Mia Shanley

BANKERS WATCH BANKERS MISBEHAVE

Izvestia, Russia
The 'Cure' for Terrorism:
Forbid All News Coverage

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“In order to prevent terrorists
from achieving their main goal -
leading the news of the day -
the time has come to abandon
the principle of informing the
public about acts of terrorism.
... We must use the authority
of the state to withhold data
about terror attacks to protect
the security of our citizens.”

— Oleg Matveyichev, former vice
governor of Volgograd Oblast

SHOULD YOU BE ALLOWED TO SEE THIS?

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Ex-Canada Defense
Chief Says Aliens will Help
Humanity if We 'War Less'

RealVideoJan. 5, 00:20:00

"Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell,
who came to Toronto a few years
ago and had with dinner with us,
agreed there were something
around two and twelve species,
but the latest reports I’ve been
getting are that there are about
80 species - and some of them
look just like us. ... they could
walk down the street and you
wouldn’t know you passed one."

— Former Canada Defense
Minister Paul Hellyer

EXAMINING THE LEGAL BASIS

Elsevier, The Netherlands
European Justice Commissioner
Seeks a 'United States of Europe'

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

"European Commissioner for Justice Viviane
Reding wants the European Union to create
something akin to the United States, with
two houses - parliament and senate, which
would serve as a check on political union.
The two chambers would provide oversight
of the European Commission, which would
form [a directly-elected] government."

— REPORTER Servaas van der Laan

IS EUROPE PREPARED FOR TRUE POLITICAL UNION?

Die Welt, Germany
American Idealism 'More
Honest' than Germany's

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“You meet far more Germans who
despise America than Americans
who reproach Germany. Americans
can hardly believe that a powerful
nation like Germany doesn't have a
more capable intelligence service.
Are there alternatives to continuing
and even strengthening transatlantic
ties? Of course there are. The
trouble is, all of them are far worse.”

— COLUMNIST Ansgar Graw

REBUILDING GERMAN-AMERICAN TRUST

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Comment Doesn't Deny
Spying on U.S. Lawmakers

"In its statement, which comes as
the NSA gears up for a make-or-
break legislative battle over the
scope of its surveillance powers,
the agency pointed to 'privacy
protections' which it says it keeps
on all Americans' phone records."

— REPORTERS Spencer
Ackerman and Martin Pengelly

NO ONE EXEMPT FROM ALL SEEING NSA

Gazeta, Russia
Putin's Punished Orphans
Now in the Global Spotlight

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“There is information on 196 children
who had already been matched with
potential American parents, but were
not permitted to unite with them. 95
of them, despite the promises of our
leaders, remained in orphanages at the
end of the year. ... 95 children who
could already have been with a family
for an entire year. That's a lot by any
measure. I believe that posturing in
the international arena is not worth
ruining the life of even a single child.”

— COLUMNIST Elena Alshanskaya

KREMLIN VICTIMIZES U.S.-BOUND ORPHANS

Chaos Communication Congress, Germany
VIDEO: EFF Lawyer Kurt
Opsahl: Everything We
Know about NSA Spying

RealVideoDec. 30, 01:03:16

"Electronic Frontier Foundation
attorney Kurt Opsahl explains
what we now know about how
the programs operate and the
laws and regulations the U.S.
asserts allows the NSA to spy on
Americans and non-Americans."

— Kurt Opsahl, Electronic
Frontier Foundation

EXAMINING THE LEGAL BASIS

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: Spying, Even Now, is
'Worse than Worst Nightmares'

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: The Philosophy of Hacking

RealVideoCHAOS COMMUNICATION
CONGRESS: The Exploration and
Exploitation of SD Memory Cards


Le Temps, Switzerland
What is There to Fear
from Google Robots?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“I love robots. ... Yet I must
confess: to see Boston Dynamics
join Google's fleet sends shivers
up my spine. What is the firm
going to do with its acquisition
and seven other robotics firms
it has bought? Data collection?
Delivery? Help support the next
generation? ... The discomfort
with the takeover of Boston
Dynamics reflects a fear of being
defeated in the race for eternity.”

— COLUMNIST Jonas Pulver

MEET THE SOLDIER OF TOMORROW

Die Welt, Germany
The Pope's Un-Christian
Rejection of the Richest

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"The church does not praise all to
the same degree; but has contempt
for no one. With the exception of
bankers, it appears. ... Poverty is
not a consistent symbol for strength
of character, nor is wealth always
synonymous with hard-heartedness."

— COLUMNIST Torsten Krauel

HAS POPE FRANCIS GONE TOO FAR?

Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA's Secret Toolbox:
Unit Offers Espionage
Gadgets for All Needs

“The NSA has a secret unit
that produces specialized
equipment ranging from
spyware for computers and
cell phones to listening
posts and USB sticks that
work as bugging devices.”

— Jacob Appelbaum,
Judith Horchert, Ole
Reissmann, Christian
Stocker, Jorg Schindler,
Marcel Rosenbach

NSA'S VERSION OF 'Q' REVEALED

DER SPIEGEL: Shopping
for Spy Gear: Catalog
Advertises NSA Toolbox


Der Spiegel, Germany
NSA 'Intercepts' PC's
to Install Back Doors

“If a target person, agency
or firm orders a computer
or related accessories, for
example, TAO can divert
the shipping delivery to its
own secret workshops. ...
At these so-called 'load
stations,' agents carefully
open the package in order
to load malware or install
hardware components that
can provide backdoor access
to the intelligence agencies.”

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Jacob Appelbaum, Marcel
Rosenbach, Holger Star,
Christian Stocker, Jorg
Schindler

Computer World, The Netherlands
Like this One, 2014 will be
Year of Edward Snowden

TRANSLATED FROM DUTCH

“All of the nearly 7 billion people
who are not American have zero
rights or protections in the eyes
of the NSA (and U.S. law), and are
therefore by definition suspect. ...
In many other countries, feigned
outrage is a major element. ...
But the underlying sentiment is
actually envy: we want this as well.
In the Netherlands, another side of
this is becoming clear: jealousy.”

— COLUMNIST Andreas Udo de Haes

A PLANETARY LOSS OF INNOCENCE

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Ex-U.K. Intelligence
Officer: 'World Sleepwalks
Into an Orwellian Horror'

RealVideoDec. 24, 00:25:46

"We’re sleepwalking toward a
dystopian society here, because
it’s not just phone calls, these
e-mails that are intercepted. If
you walk down the street, cams
follow you, if you drive on main
roads your car is registered as
cameras pick up your license
plate, your sat-nav can be traced,
your mobile phone can be traced,
your use of data-cards can be
traced – all of this can be traced."


— Former British Military
Intelligence Officer Mike Smith

NSA STATUS QUO UNDER ATTACK

The Telegraph, U.K.
Younger Users: Facebook
Seen as 'Dead and Buried'

“Young people now see the site
as 'uncool' and keep their profiles
purely to stay in touch with older
relatives for whom it stays popular.”

—REPORTER Matthew Sparkes

FACEBOOK'S AGING USER PROFILES

Der Spiegel, Germany
Snowden on How GCHQ
Monitors Germany, Israel
and the European Union

"Documents from Edward Snowden
show that Britain's GCHQ targeted
Europe, German, Israeli leaders."

— REPORTERS Laura Poitras,
Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Max Keiser on
Big Oil's Declaration of
Santa as a 'Terrorist'

RealVideoDec. 24, 00:25:46

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert
discuss the no Ho, Ho, Ho this
Christmas, with Canada claiming
Santa's workshop in the race to
secure oil and mineral reserves
in the Arctic; Max interviews
former energy regulator Chris
Cook, about the middlemen who
dominate the energy market.

— HOSTS Max Keiser,
Stacey Herbert

ITS CHRISTMASTIME IN THE ARCTIC

El DIario Exterior, Spain
Why in Mandela's Name,
Obama Rightly Slapped
Dictator Raul Castro

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Cuban newspaper Granma
didn't reprint Barak Obama's
speech in South Africa. It
was a humiliation for Raul
Castro. After the protocol
handshake, Obama explained
that the name 'Mandela'
should not be taken in vain."

— COLUMNIST
Carlos Alberto Montaner

THE HANDSHAKE AND THE SLAP

Yezhednevniy Zhurnal, Russia
The U.S. Delegation
to Sochi: A Boycott
By Any Other Name

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“The non-appearance of
Obama will not deprive
athletes of their dreams,
but it does send a clear
message to our leaders
about how they are
perceived throughout
the world. We tell fairy
tales about how anti-gay
laws are not anti-gay,
that they're against some
unintelligible propaganda
and target only pedophiles.
In decent countries, they
know perfectly well
who these laws target.”

— COLUMNIST Anton Oryekh

THE NON-BOYCOTT BOYCOTT

Russia Today, Russia
VIDEO: Max Keiser: 'World
Shuns American Companies
thanks to NSA Surveillance

RealVideoDec. 23, 00:25:46

"Saab shares soared by over 30% on
this news, meaning the markets had
not yet priced in this collaprsing U.S.
empire as a result of the NSA spying
scandal - even if we have reported
that IBM sales were collapsing and the
likes of IBM. ... Becuase of the NSA
infiltration of products with spying
technology, items that incorparate
them are rendered worthless.”

— HOSTS Max Keiser, Stacey Herbert

HOW SURVEILLANCE IS SINKING AMERICA

EU Parliament, Belgium
VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald
Tells E.U. that U.S. Seeks
to 'Eliminate All Privacy'

RealVideoNov. 18, 01:25:00

The E.U. Parliament Committee
on Civil Liberties, Justice and
Home Affairs questions Glenn
Greenwald as part of its probe
into the electronic mass spying
on E.U. citizens. It runs just
over an hour and thiety minutes.

— GREENWALD ANSWERS
EUROPEAN LAWMAKERS

ELIMINATING ELECTRONIC PRIVACY

Die Welt, Germany
Al-Qaeda and the Nazis: 4,481
Days that Terrorized the World

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

"For the same length of time Osama
bin Laden's face has been with us as
the embodiment of al-Qaeda and as
the physical symbol of a movement
willing to commit mass murder -
Hitler, too, terrorized the world,
and compelled it to defend itself."

— COLUMNIST Torsten Krauel

TWO REIGNS OF TERROR: 4,481 DAYS

Financial Times, U.K.
NSA Fallout: Brazil Snubs
Boeing; Saab Wins Jet Deal

“Analysts said the contract may be
the biggest casualty yet for the U.S.
in a bitter dispute with Brasília over
revelations from former NSA analyst
Edward Snowden of extensive spying
by Washington in Brazil, including on
President Dilma Rousseff and staff.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Carola Hoyos and Joe Leahy

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Obama's Review Panel: 'Strip
NSA of Phone Data Collection'

“The NSA should be banned from seeking
to undermine the security of the Internet
and stripped of its power to collect phone
records in bulk, a White House review
panel recommended on Wednesday.”

—CORRESPONDENTS Dan Roberts
and Spencer Ackerman

ANOTHER BLOW TO THE EMBATTLED NSA

GUARDIAN: Comprehensive
Review of Today's Coverage
of NSA Review Panel Report

GUARDIAN: NSA Review Panel
Stops Short of Seeking
Concrete Surveillance Reforms


The Telegraph, U.K.
Gulag Survivor Calls on Dennis
Rodman to Make Kim Jong-un
'Hear the Cries of his People'

“I can't presume to tell you to cancel
your trip to North Korea .. It is your
right to drink fancy wines and enjoy
yourself in luxurious parties, as you
reportedly did in your previous trips
to Pyongyang. But as you have a fun
time with the dictator, please try to
think about what he and his family
have done before and continue to do.”

— PRISON CAMP SURVIVOR
Shin Dong-hyuk

IMPASSIONED PLEA TO DENNIS RODMAN

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
Raise a Glass to Peter O'Toole:
The Last of the 60s Hellraisers

“As with his peers and drinking buddies
Richard Burton, Richard Harris and Oliver
Reed, much of his best work seems to
have been done under the influence. ...
'We heralded the 60s,' he once said. 'Me,
Burton, Richard Harris – we did in public
what everyone else did in private then,
and does for show now. We drank
in public ... and we knew about pot.'”

—REPORTER Dominic Rushe

WORLD SAYS GOODBYE TO PETER O'TOOLE

Izvestia, Russia
Duma Lawmakers Promise
'Retaliation' if United States
Expands the Magnitsky List

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“[It is likely the U.S. will expand
the list]. This is attested to by the
hostile acts of U.S. prosecutors,
who allege that our diplomats
have been involved with spying
and a medical insurance scam. It
seems to me that there has been
a wave of anti-Russian hysteria
aroused by our decision over
Edward Snowden. The expansion
of the Magnitsky list is a reprisal
by the Americans [over Snowden].”

— Senator Igor Morozov, Federation
Council Foreign Affairs Committee

MAGNITSKY MURDER CASTS SHADOW

Der Spiegel, Germany
Tale of Two Cities:
America's Bipolar
Climate Tomorrow

“In America, two very different
worlds have come into existence
along the same coastline. In one
of those worlds, people pay
attention to climate predictions.
In the other, they don't. While
New Yorkers believe they have
to do something against global
warming, because it could spell
the city's demise, the citizens of
New Bern would rather put
their faith in God's creation.”

—CORREESPONDENTS Marc
Hujer and Samiha Shafy

CAN ALL THE SCIENCE BE WRONG?

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
NSA Review to Leave
Spying Programs Largely
Unchanged: Reports

“The group was searching
for ways to make the most
modest pivot necessary to
continue business as usual.”

— Sascha Meinrath,
Open Technology Institute

SURVEILLANCE REFORM UNLIKELY

GUARDIAN: You, Me and
Edward Snowden – We've All
Been Let Down by the E.U.

GUARDIAN: Under New
Law, French Can Monitor
Internet Users in Real Time

DER SPIEGEL: Edward
Snowden Will Make Video
Appearance Before E.U.


The Telegraph, U.K.
Ten Years After Saddam's
Capture, Iraq Still Bleeds

“Friday's anniversary of
Saddam's arrest sees the
country struggling with
a resurgent al-Qaeda and
a death rate double
that of a decade ago.”

—CORREESPONDENT
Colin Freeman

IRAQ'S UNENDING BLOODSHED

Die Tageszeitung, Germany
Google, Facebook, Microsoft,
et. al., Mount 'Disingenuous'
Anti-Surveillance Campaign

TRANSLATED FROM GERMAN

“The major Internet companies - from
Google to Microsoft to Facebook - are
launching a campaign against spy agency
programs. Seem disingenuous? Exactly.
That such corporations are demanding
limits on data collection is a bad joke.”

— EDITORIAL, Die Tageszeitung

HAVE THE TECH GIANTS GOTTEN RELIGION?

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Putin Defends Anti-Gay
Laws; Says Russia is a
'Bastion of Conservatism'

“In the global arena, Russia
is a defender of conservative
values against an assault of
genderless and fruitless
so-called tolerance.”

—PRESIDENT Vladimir Putin

PUTIN: NO APOLOGIES TO LGBT

Kommersant, Russia
U.S. and China Agree
to Split the 21st Century

TRANSLATED FROM RUSSIAN

“During Vice President Biden's
visit to China, we have seen the
realization of the idea of global
governance carried out by two
major powers - America and
China. It is crucial that the two
sides should act as equal players
in this. ... Beijing has long been
pushing the United States in this
direction, and Joe Biden's visit
has allowed China to take another
step toward its implementation.”

— COLUMNIST Sergei Strokan

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Mandela Memorial Sign
Language Interpreter
Accused of Faking it

“I was upset and humilated.
He made up his own signs.
What happened at Mandela's
memorial service is truly
disgraceful thing to see – it
should not happen at all.
What happened today will be
forever aligned with Mandela
and the deaf community,
thanks to this fake interpreter.”

—Braam Jordaan, a deaf South
African and board member of
the World Deaf Federation

ANC SIGN MAKER CALLED A 'FRAUD'

Der Spiegel, Germany
Woman at the Window:
Judging Snowden from
the House Next Door

“He's no hero ... He isn't just
a threat to my security, but to
that of the entire country and
other countries, as well. He's
a traitor, and should be tried,
convicted and sent to prison.
For the rest of his life. Just
like other traitors. I'm sorry.
The guy wanted to be famous.
That's all he really wanted.”

—SNOWDEN Neighbor
Joyce Kinsey

NEIGHBOR: NO FAN OF SNOWDENS


DER SPIEGEL: Deutsche Telekom
CEO Says U.S. 'Should Abide by
European Privacy Rules'

DER SPIEGEL: Germnany: 'Tough
on Russia, Easy on America'


Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Surveillance of Personal
Data is 'Theft,' Say the
World's Leading Authors

“More than 500 of the world's
leading authors, including five
Nobel lureates, condemn the
scale of official surveillance
revealed by the whistleblower
Edward Snowden and warned
that intelligence agencies are
undermining democracy and
must be curbed by new rules.”

—REPORTERS Matthew
Taylor and Nick Hopkins

AUTHORS JOIN TECH COMPANIES

London Review of Books, U.K.
Seymour Hersh:
'Whose Sarin was It?'

“But in recent interviews
with intelligence and military
officers and consultants past
and present, I found intense
concern, and anger, over
what was seen as deliberate
manipulation of intelligence.”

—REPORTER Seymour Hersh

OF SARIN GAS AND FALSE FLAGS

Guardian Unlmited, U.K.
Tech Firms Demand
'Global Government
Surveillance Reform'

“The balance in many nations
has tipped too far in favor of
the state and away from the
rights of the individual, rights
that are enshrined in our
constitution. This undermines
the freedoms we all cherish.
It's time for change.”

—Joint Letter from Apple,
Google, Microsoft, Facebook,
Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter, AOL

MINT, MACEDONIA: U.S. Agency's
New Logo is ... an Evil Octopus

EL PAIS, SPAIN: 'The Guardian'
Under Shadow of McCarthyism

GUARDIAN: Edward Snowden Voted
the Guardian's 'Person of the Year'


The Spectator, U.K.
Jimmy Carter 'Talks
Sense' about Mandela

“No [Nelson Mandala cannot
be compared to Jesus]. I look
upon Jesus Christ as the Son
of God, as God himself, and I
certainly wouldn’t compare
any human being with Jesus.”

—PRESIDENT Jimmy Carter

JIMMY CARTER: HE'S NO JESUS


BBC NEWS: As it Happened:
Reaction to Mandela's Death

REUTERS: Obama, Bush and
Clinton Head for South Africa


E.U. Observer, Belgium
Edward Snowden to
Make Video Appearance
at the E.U. Parliament

“The meeting will be live-
streamed but the statement
will be recorded answers of
our questions, which will
we send to him in advance.”

—German MP Jan Phillip Albrecht

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.
WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison:
'How Can You Take Pierre
PayPal's Omidyar Seriously?'

“If you [Omidyar] set up a new media
organization which claims to seek to
do everything for press freedom, but
you join a blockade against another
media organisation, then that's hard
for us to take it seriously. But I hope
that they stick to their promises.”

— WIKILEAKS Staffer, Snowden
Collaborator, Sarah Harrison

Le Monde, France
Treaty with Iran: Superpower
Pacts Provide Cause for Worry

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

"Military nuclear programs, having first
become a topic of international treaties
in 1963, have not been free of deceit
and bad intentions. If we examine those
signed not long ago between the United
States and Soviet Union, but also those
that extend to the world community,
one must admit that behind the media
smoke screen of signatures, one finds
every kind of depravity imaginable."

— HISTORIAN Jacques Villain

WHAT HISTORY TELLS US ABOUT GENEVA DEAL

EARLIER EUROPE POSTS
Kitabat, Iraq
Why Putin Earns His Keep,
and Iraq Lawmakers Don't

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Putin's annual salary is just over
$100,000, whereas our slothful
Council speaker earns four times
that amount. ... For reasons that
remain a mystery, our lawmakers
consider themselves better than
Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

—EDITORIAL, Kitabat

PUTIN'S REPUTATION BETTER BY THE DAY


Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Enduring American Empire:
Not a Friend - or Adversary

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“One is never really a 'friend' of an
empire, but making an enemy of it
is of course not recommended. Such
is the way of the prevailing order.”

— COLUMNIST Salem Ferdi

GOING ALONG TO GET ALONG WITH U.S.

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
The Price of the West's
Broken Promises to Syria

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“It is inexplicable that a conflict
of such magnitude as that in Syria
be politicized to the point of
ignoring the pent up hopes of an
entire people. ... To the leaders
of the free world, please don't
mistake the people of our region
for pawns on a chess board.”

—COLUMNIST Joe Acoury

WHEN WILL SYRIA'S CARNAGE END?


Haaretz, Israel
U.S. May Release Nuke
Spy Jonathan Pollard for
Israel Settlement Freeze

“The U.S. could release Israeli
spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange
for Israeli concessions - a freeze
on most settlement construction
and the release of hundreds of
Palestinian prisoners.”

— REPORTERS Barak Ravid
and Jack Khoury

REAGAN-ERA NUKE SPY TO BE FREE?

Le Quotidien d'Oran, Algeria
Crimea: Latest Front
for the Rambos of Paris

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The trio of French Rambos -
Hollande, Fabius and Le Drian,
are showing again that they're
ready to talk with gunpowder.
We imagine that upon hearing
the news, Putin has lost sleep,
the Russian army is in a panic,
and terrified Russian people
are crying for God's protection.
The U.S. and Russia must have
doubled over with laughter.”

—COLUMNIST Kharroubi Habib

PUNCHING ABOVE HIS WEIGHT?


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Ukraine and Syria:
May Allah Make Pain
of Russia Severe!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“To what extent will
economic sanctions
weaken the Kremlin's
criminal role in Syria?
Oh Allah, make their
punishment severe,
and bestow comfort
on the Syrians soon!!”

— COLUMNIST Dr. Salem
Ben Ahmad Sahaab

IRAN-RUSSIA SANCTIONS SHIFT

Debka File, Israel
After Harsh Anti-American
Speech, Putin Signs Treaty
on Crimea 'Reunification'

“This was the most acrimonious
speech from any Russian leader
since the end of WWII. ... Putin
delivered an unprecedented
diatribe against the United States,
accusing Washington of flouting
the U.N. in pursuit of its own
interests, breaking international
law by bombing Afghanistan and
Iraq, and fostering an 'Arab spring'
that turned into an 'Arab winter.'”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

PUTIN TAKES THE STAGE AT KREMLIN


DEBKA FILE: It's 'Mutiny'
in the CIA's Iran Desk

ISREAL HAYAM: Defense Minister
Yaalon Warns 'Israel Cannot
Depend on U.S. to At Against Iran'


Al-Mogaz, Egypt
Film about Noah
'Not Forbidden'
By Islamic Law

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is unreasonable
to suggest that Allah
fears the evil done
to his Prophets from
a mere movie. The
claim of illegality and
prohibition harms the
image of Allah and
trust in His Prophets.”

— SHIEKH
Dr. Mostafa Rashid

MUSLIMS CAN SEE 'NOAH'

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Ukraine Demonstrates:
American Security
Guarantees 'Worthless'

“The West's betrayal of Ukraine
proves 'security arrangements'
John Kerry is offering Israel are
nothing more than piece of paper.”

— COLUMNIST Guy Bechor

CAN ISRAEL COUNT ON U.S. PROMISES?


YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Timing of
Iranian Ship Raid Too Perfect

JERUSALEM POST:
Terror's Puppet Master - Iran


Dar al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia
Obama Must Decisively
Reject 'Partnership' with
Bashar al-Assad Regime

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The U.S. president is obliged to
clarify what his position is on a
partnership with Assad in the war
against terrorism. ... It would be
illogical for Obama to demand the
ouster of Assad if it would agree
to a strategy dependent on him.”

— COLUMNIST Raghida Dergham

THE SYRIA CRISIS: APOCALYPTIC

Debka File, Israel
U.S., Israel, Jordan Work
to Revive Syria Opposition

“More likely than not, the new
pro-American Syrian rebel force
mustered under Israel's nose has
Israeli military insurance against
surprise attack to wipe it out.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

SYRIA REBELS' NEW COMMAND POST


Thawra Al-Wada, Syria
For 'Arrogant' American,
the Game in Syria is Over

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The game is over - the arrogant
American has to understand it is
over. Starting now, he will have
to deal with the catastrophic errors
he has committed and the reckless
policies he has followed. Let him
observe well and become aware
of the undeniable facts around him.”

— EDITORIAL, Thawra Al-Wada

WHO ARE THE ENEMIES OF TERROR?

The Herald, Zimbabwe
Ex-U.S. Congress Member
Arrested for Visa Violation;
Possessing Pornography

“It is the way it is - I have been in this
country 17 times during which I have
done a lot of work for the people,
including fighting against sanctions. I
misplaced my passport - but I found it,
which should suggest that I'm uncertain
if I broke Zimbabwe mmigration law.”

— FORMER CONGRESSMAN M
elvin Reynolds

REYNOLDS: ON WRONG SIDE OF MUGABE?


The Independent, Uganda
Obama Warns Museveni
Over Uganda's Impending
'Scientific' Anti-Gay Law

“The medical authorities - the
Department of Genetics at the
Makerere Medical School - say
there remains no proof that
people are genetically gay, I
told the scientists to put it into
writing, which they are now
doing. I will then sign the bill.
... In the 1930s, Hitler made
mistakes because he wanted to
make Germany strong. So some
of these issues are crucial and
should be handled objectively
rather than emotionally.”

— Uganda President
Yoweri Museveni

UGANDA JOINS AFRICA'S INTOLERANT

Debka File, Israel
'Hold Back' from Reacting
to Iranian Threats, Obama
and Kerry ask Netanyahu

“U.S. officials have appealed to
Binyamin Netanyahu to ignore
Iran's belligerent rhetoric and
keep his ministers quiet, too, so
as not to throw a spanner in the
works of nuclear diplomacy.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

CAN NETANYAHU BE RESTRAINED?


DEBKA FILE: State Department Denies
Kerry Admitted U.S. Failure in Syria

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Take Kerry
at his Word on Global Boycotts


Dar al-Hayat, Egypt
The Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant
- and its Evil Sisters

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Isn't the eradication of the
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
a win-win situation for all
Syrians - regardless of who
made the decision to act? ...
The fear is that this will turn
into a long filthy war, which
creates the environment for
extending the life of the
illegitimate Assad regime. ...
Given U.S. support for Iraq
Prime Minister Maliki in his
fight against the Islamic State
of Iraq and Syria - backed with
badly-needed arms, it's too
early to feel good about
eradicating the ISIS, especially
if replaced by its evil sisters.”

—COLUMNIST Baker Sidqi

TERROR-WAR IN SYRIA AND IRAQ


Times of Israel, Israel
'Mega' al-Qaeda Attack
on Israel, U.S. Embassy,
is said to Be Prevented

“The trio were arrested three
weeks ago, shortly before one
or more were to travel to Syria
for final planning of the attacks,
which were reportedly initiated
on the direct orders of al-Qaeda
leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.”

— REPORTER Mitch Ginsburg

SHIN BET IN TERROR TAKE DOWN

Kitabat, Iraq
The ISIS: An 'American-
Zionist-Iranian Device'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Notice how the goal in both
Iraq and Syria is the same: to
stir sectarian war. And notice
that backers of both wars are
also the same: Iran and America.”

— COLUMNIST
Abd al-Jabbar al-Jbouri

AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ: A U.S.-IRAN PLOT?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
On its First Day, Netanyahu
Pours Cold Water on Interim
Nuclear Deal with Tehran

“The agreement in Geneva did away
with the 20% stop, but left the train
on the track and enables Tehran to
upgrade the locomotive with newer
centrifuges, so that when the day
comes it can leap in a very short time
to the final stop on an express track.”

— PRIME MINISTER
Benjamin Netanyahu

INTERIM DEAL WITH IRAN TAKES EFFECT

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Only One in
Five Israelis Trust Obama on Iran

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Warns
Syria Peace Conference 'Fluid'
Over U.N. Invitation to Iran


Debka File, Israel
Same Plane Delivers Both
Iranian and Syrian Foreign
Ministers to Vladimir Putin

“According to the arrangements,
Iranian officials first hammer out
an accord with local rulers, such
as Assad, Nasrallah and Maliki in
Baghdad. They then present it to
the Putin for endorsement, after
which Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov refers the document to
President Obama Secretary Kerry.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

CHANGES IN MIDEAST DIPLOMACY


DEBKA FILE: Israel Defense Minister
Apologizes for Offending Secretary
of State Kerry, but Does Not Recant


Kayhan, Iran
President Hassan Rouhani:
'Nuclear Deal Means the
West's 'Effective Surrender'

“Our relationship with the world
is based on Iran's national interests.
In Geneva, the powers agreed to
surrender to the Iranian nation's
will. ... The Geneva agreement
means acceptance of the Iranian
nation's nuclear rights and
the defeat of its cruel sanctions.”

— NEWS ITEM, Kayhan

ROUHANI: POSTURING TO SURVIVE?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Sharon's Final Road:
To an Israeli West Bank

“Sharon owed his rise to power
to the abject failure of the policy
agreed to at Camp David to seek
a negotiated settlement ... As
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry's
flailing attempt to resuscitate
the process shows, 14 years
later, the PLO hasn't changed.”

— COLUMNIST Caroline Glick

DEVOTED FRIENDS AND ENEMIES

RealVideoU.S. STATE DEPARTMENT VIDEO:
Vice President Biden Eulogizes Ariel Sharon


L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
2013: Year of Western Infamy
and Ascendent Jihad in Syria

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“With the decline in values of human
rights and justice, to denounce as a
scandal the denial into which Europe
and America have sunk is like issuing
the blow of a sword to tainted water:
the die is cast and a game of chicken
has ensued amid a macabre scene
strewn with corpses. ... the Syrian
people find themselves completely
abandoned by all, hands and feet
tied, delivered to their tormentors.”

— COLUMNIST Nagib Aoun

SYRIA: ITS PEOPLE LEFT TO THEIR FATE

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Islam's Clerical Cop Out:
Blaming the Freemasons

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Conspiracy theories have served
as the rack on which to hang all of
our failures and loss, for example,
they way we attribute every
deficiency to colonialism and Israel,
including the lack of proper sewage!”

— COLUMNIST Talal Owkal

FREEMASONS, ZIONISTS OR MUSLIMS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Why has Netanyahu
Been Silent Over
NSA Spying on Israel?

“After revelations of NSA
spying on Israeli prime
ministers, why aren't Prime
Minister Netanyahu and his
predecessors Ehud Olmert
and Ehud Barak calling for
heads to roll and a complete
overhaul in U.S.-Israel ties?”

— COLUMNIST
Yonah Jeremy Bob

ISRAEL: THE SNOWDEN TREATMENT

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Spies Rent
Hotel Suite to Moniter Secret
Israeli Site; and Not Just NSA

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Big Brother Obama

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: No
Secrets On Our Phones

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Secret Peace Talk Contents
Revealed By Palestinians

JERUSALEM POST: U.S. Spying
Gives Boost to Free Pollard Effort

JERUSALEM POST: Why
Obama Won't Pardon Pollard

JERUSALEM POST: Pollard's
Continued Imprisonment
Shows 'Anti-Jewish Bias'


Times of Israel, Israel
Netanyahu Uses 'Codes,
Gestures' to Outwit Spies

“Netanyahu's aides say that
he sometimes 'speaks in 'code'
and that even when it's not
clear what he means by the
'code' name for this or that
official, they can't ask him
because he won't tell them.”

— NEWS ITEM, Times of Israel

PLAYING IT SAFE WITH SECRETS

Turkish Weekly, Turkey
America Presses Turkey
Over Chinese Missile Bid

“This Chinese company is under
American sanctions. And these
sanctions really hurt. Any deal
with the Chinese company will
be toxic. Touching it would be
like touching poison fish. That
would make it very difficult to
Turkish firms to do the business
they've been doing in the U.S.”

— U.S. Message to Turkey

Debka File, Israel
U.S. and E.U. in Desperate
Bid to Save Sinking Nuclear
Agreement with Iranians

“Americans officials are coming to
realize that without unacceptable
concessions on both sides, there is
no way that the ambitious U.S.
diplomatic venture will succeed.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

JERUSALEM POST: Will Tehran
Step Up its Covert War?

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry Forces
Israel's Moment of Decision

JERUSALEM POST: Pollard and an
American Jewish Renaissance

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: 'Arm Thyself!'

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Warns of
Western Cultural Invasion

“This issue (the cultural invasion)
must be dealt with creatively, and
in this effort, Islamic Republic of
Iran Broadcasting and the Ministry
of Culture and Islamic Guidance
shoulder very heavy responsibility.”

— SUPREME LEADER
Ayatollah Khamenei

CULTURE POLICE SNAP INTO ACTION

Jerusalem Post, Israel
No Holds Barred: Does
Barack Obama Hate Evil?

“In the cool detachment of
the president’s pragmatism
toward Iran, you may think
he was talking of a trade
deal with Switzerland. You
would not know that he was
speaking about a regime
that machine-gunned its own
citizens in the streets when
they opposed the stolen 2009
election; stones women to
death; and hangs homosexuals
in public from atops cranes. ”

— COLUMNIST
Shmuley Boteach

JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Munich Reverberates, but
Israel is no Czechoslovakia

JERUSALEM POST: Why
Obama Won't Pardon Pollard

JERUSALEM POST:
Misrepresenting Mandela


Sunday Independent, South Africa
Mandela: A Legacy that
Transcends the Centuries

“He stands out as having been the
last to bury the corpse of European
colonial domination in Africa; the
first to tower the world during
tha geopolitical realignments that
characterised the end of the Cold
War; the symbol of an emergent
democratic and inclusive statehood
in an era of rising social movements;
a global icon in an era of globalization.”

— COLUMNIST Joel Netshitenzhe

A LEGACY FOR THE WORLD TO CHERISH

Okaz, Saudi Arabia
Netanyahu's Losing Hand
TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Israel's massive arsenal has failed
to stall a nuclear deal between
Washington and Iran. In practical
terms, Mr. Netanyahu has failed to
pursue a policy of opposition to
Washington without provoking it,
unlike his predecessor Shamir.”

— COLUMNIST Hafez al-Barghouti

ALL SMILES ... DAGGERS DRAWN

Debka File, Israel
Kerry Plan Integrates
U.S. Troops, Palestinians
into Regional Force

“Secretary John Kerry proposed
integrating Israeli and Palestinian
special forces into the regional
counter-terror force, alongside
American, British, French, Saudi,
Jordanian, Egypt and Qatar units.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

Kayhan, Iran
Revolutionary Guards
Warn West May 'Renege'
on Nuclear Agreement

“Iran's officials should strongly
consider declaring the deal null
and void if they see any violation,
lack of commitment, trampling
on the inalienable nuclear rights
of our country, or abuse of the
agreement due to personal
interpretations by [people in]
the West and the United States.”

— Commander of the Islamic
Revolutionary Guards Corps,
Major General Ali Jafari

SO SHALL WE JUST CALL IT ALL OFF?

Debka File, Israel
An Israeli Sizing Up of
Pakistan's New Army
Chief on Saudi Arabia,
Iran and Afghanistan

“General Sharif would like
to clear Taliban out of the
northern and west border
districts, where al-Qaeda
leader Zawahiri has set up
his central command and
complete the transfer to
Saudi Arabia of the nuclear
arms plus ballistic missiles.”

— DEBKA FILE SOURCES

JOB ONE: NUKES TO SAUDIS


JERUSALEM POST: Israelis Want
Less Dependency on U.S.: Poll

JERUSALEM POST: FM Liberman:
'Israel Needs Allies Other than U.S.'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Weakened
U.S. status Obligates Israel to
to Move Toward Peace


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Unintended Consequences
of a Nuclear-Defanged Iran

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“These acts have infected the
U.S. with schizophrenia, since
as it spies on the entire world
including its closest allies, it
also distributes certificates of
freedom and pays lip service
to principles of democracy and
human rights to poor nations.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

HAS NSA SHOT U.S. IN THE FOOT?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Deal with Iran: Same World,
Opposite Risk Assessments

“Judging from their reactions to the
deal that world powers signed with
Iran in Geneva early Sunday morning,
Prime Minister Netanyahu and President
Obama live in completely far worlds.”

— COLUMNIST Herm Keinon

HISTORY IS MADE - BUT IS THIS GOOD?


JERUSALEM POST: Iran Deal
is Riskier than Meets the Eye

JERUSALEM POST: French Foreign
Minister Doubts Israel Will Strike

JERUSALEM POST: Iran Deal
is Riskier than Meets the Eye

JERUSALEM POST: Israel
to Send Team to U.S. to
Work on Final Nuclear Deal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: John
Kerry: Persona Non Grata

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Pros
and Cons of Geneva Feal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
'Total, Unmitigated Defeat'


Debka File, Israel
Seven Pro-Iran Nuclear
Loopholes in Iran Deal

“Lavrov summed up the four-
day conference by saying:
'Considering the whole body
of circumstance, there are no
losers [in the Geneva deal],
all sides are winners' - a view
seriously challenged by Israel,
Saudi Arabia and most other
Middle East governments.”

— REPORTER Yifa Yaakov

Kayhan, Iran
Khamenei: 'Disgraced'
French Curry Favor with
'Unclean' Zionist Regime

“At a certain point, the French
nation, because of its president
standing up to Britain and the
United States [before the Iraq
War], found political credibility,
but now French politicians not
only bow before America, but
before the unclean, ominous
Zionist regime. They belittle
themselves, and are a disgrace
to the Republic of France.”

— SUPREME LEADER Ayatollah
Seyyed Ali Khamenei

TOUGH TALK: BARGAINING OR RED LINE?

Debka File, Israel
Israel Shows White House:
U.S. Strategy Shortens Iran's
Route to Nuclear Weapon

“Israel has sent the White House in
Washington a confidential document
outlining blow by blow how and
when Iran will attain a nuclear
weapon if the Obama-Kerry strategy
for dealing with the issue is followed.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

AS TEHRAN'S CENTRIFUGES TURN


JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Urges France Not to Weaken
on Iranian Nuclear Talks

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Can
Israel Survive Obama?


Okaz, Saudi Arabia
NSA Crisis Exposes
American Dream
as Counterfeit One

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“We all witnessed this 'great
power' at the brink of
bankruptcy, as the federal
government shut down. ...
to the great frustration of
many who once saw in this
'paper tiger' an ethical ideal
that transcends religion and
morality, the utopian model
collapsed. And now with
Snowden's help, America's
spying ethic is exposed.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

Jerusalem Post, Israel
In His Harshest Words to
Date, Netanyahu Slams
Proposed Deal with Iran

“Prime minister tells John Kerry
Israel is not obliged to Western
deal with Tehran; according to
proposed short-term deal, Iran
would freeze its nuclear activities
for six months, allowing more
time to reach a permanent deal.”

— COLUMNIST Hern Keinon

ISRAEL: 'ALL OPTION ON THE TABLE'


DEBKA FILE: Israel-U.S.
Rift Emerges Over U.S. Plan
to Allow Tehran to Enrich
Uranium with Sanctions Relief

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS:
Obama's Record Indicates
He Won't Stop Iran

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry
says U.S. Considers Israeli
Settlements 'Illegitimate'


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Spying Ruins 'Sanctity'
of 'Holy' War on Terror

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“These acts have infected the
U.S. with schizophrenia, since
as it spies on the entire world
including its closest allies, it
also distributes certificates of
freedom and pays lip service
to principles of democracy and
human rights to poor nations.”

— COLUMNIST
Ahmad Mostapha Al Ghurr

HAS NSA SHOT U.S. IN THE FOOT?

Times of Israel, Israel
Israel 'Furious' with
White House Over
Leak on Syria Strike

“Jerusalem considers the
Obama Administration's
confirmation of Israeli air
attack on missile stores to
be 'scandalous'; TV analyst
warns that America risks
starting 'major flare-up.'”

— REPORTER Yifa Yaakov

AMERICA: ISRAEL'S LEAKY ALLY


Dar Al-Hayat, Saudi Arabia
NSA, Drones Strikes, and
Obama's 'Ethical Collapse'

“What would make the president
of France praise fugitive Edward
Snowden, who is wanted by the
US.? The U.S. surveillance scandal
has arisen in such a way as to show
the extent of the administration's
deception, or, at best, the extent
to which America has departed
from the principles set down by
Mr. Obama for his government. ”

— COLUMNIST Abdullah Iskandar

HYPOCRISY AND MORAL DILEMMA

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Netanyahu
Makes Case for Preemptive Strike


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Saudis are Standing Up
for U.S. Allies in Mideast

“The Saudis are testing Obama, as
they have seen how he tends to
waver under pressure as he tries
to keep both sides happy. ... And
quietly, America's traditional allies
in the region - like Egypt, Israel,
Jordan and the Gulf states - are
rooting for the Saudi Arabians.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

BANDAR BIN SULTAN UNLEASHED


JERUSALEM POST: Turkey Joins
Saudis in Showing Displeasure
Over U.S. Policy on Syria

JERUSALEM POST: Norway
Rejects U.S. Request to
Destroy Syria Chem Arms

ISRAEL HAYOM: The America-
Related Saudi Predicament

JERUSALEM POST: Talks
Between Iran, West may take
'Several Months' for Results

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Iran Now has no One to Fear

JERUSALEM POST: Sheldon
Adelson’s 'Atomic Bomb
in Iranian Desert' Comment


Debka File, Israel
The Big Fraud: Iran Gift to
Russia Concealed Handoff
of U.S. Drone Technology

“The handover was just a red
herring to conceal a more secret
handover not long before. A far
more valuable gift was quietly
handed to the Russian general. It
was of a replica complete with
secret technology of a prize long
coveted by Moscow: America's
most secret drone, the RQ-170.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

CRACKING AMERICA'S DRONES

Al Arabiya, UAE
Internet Inventor Tim
Berners-Lee Defends
Snowden, Whistleblowers

“At the end of the day, we have
to rely on the whistleblower. ...
You need protection, even if as a
whistleblower you violated laws.”

— Sir Tim Berners-Lee

WHO WILL WATCH THE WATCHERS?

Al Ayyam, Palestinian Territories
Feuding Arabs Help U.S.
'Remap' the Middle East

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“All Arabs - those who seek
change and those who oppose
it, rivals of the new regimes
and the old, need to open
their eyes wide and see
what's going on around them.”

— COLUMNIST Talal Owkal

ALL GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN?

Times of Israel, Israel
Iran's Deputy Foreign
Minister Makes 'Rare'
Positive Comment
to Israeli Journalist

“Israel would be able to
live in peace with any deal
reached by Iran and world
powers, and the agreement
would 'open new horizons'
with all nations, the Iranian
Deputy Foreign Minister
Abbas Araqchi Israel Radio
reporter Gideon Kutz. ”

— COLUMNIST Ilan Ben Zion

EXPANDING CHARM OFFENSIVE

TIMES OF ISRAEL: Netanyahu
Makes Case for Preemptive Strike


El Khabar, Algeria
Al-Liby was Thought to
Be a CIA 'Double Agent'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Most intelligence services
operating in the region had
believed al-Liby to be a
double agent - which went
a long way to explaining why
the Americans had failed to
target him for two years.”

— CORRESPONDENT
Mohammad ben Ahmad

AL-LIBY: WORKING WITH CIA?

FARS News Agency, Iran
Iran Takes '35-Year Leap' By
Back-Engineering U.S. Drone

“Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps
commander, Aerospace Force Brigadier
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said the
RQ-170 engines are fifth generation,
whereas the engines of Iran's previous
unmanned aircraft are third generation,
producing those took Iran 35 years.”

— NEWS ITEM, FARS News Agency

A GIANT LEAP FOR IRANIAN KIND?

Debka File, Israel
Obama 'Forewarns'
Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions
to Be Partially Lifted

“Debka File reports exclusively
from Washington and Jerusalem
sources that the reduction will
apply to 'non-significant' yet
'substantial' sanctions. ... Israel is
the only ally to receive prior
warning of this decision - and the
only one to be briefed in detail
of the understandings reached
with Tehran, including Iran's
concessions on its nuclear plans.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Al Watan, Oman
Leaders of Iran and Syria
Take the West to School

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is no understatement to say
that Iranian and Syrian schools of
politics are giving free political
science lessons on the significance
of patience and forbearance. ...
Showing remarkable wisdom,
shrewdness, and a capacity to
steer clear of enemy traps, they
gave Russian diplomacy sufficient
gumption to stand its ground.”

— COLUMNIST
Khamis ben Habib al-Tobi

WEST OUTSMARTED BY ASSAD?

L'Orient Le Jour, Lebanon
U.S. Isolationism: A Grave
for Europe in Damascus?

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“President Obama's attitude is a
seismic shock to the world, the
effects of which will continue
to be felt for decades to come.
The new American isolationism,
which has its rationale, exposes
the utter nakedness of Europe.”

— COLUMNIST Antoine Courban

OBAMA: THE RELUCTANT CAESAR

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
'Obama is No Sucker'

“Iran, which is collapsing
under the burden of the
sanctions, has an interest
in reaching an agreement
with the West. ... No one
in Washington plans to
ease sanctions before Iran
delivers the goods. The U.S.
may now be conciliatory,
but it is not a sucker.”

— COLUMNIST Orly Azoulay

TIME FOR CHANGE IN TACK?

DEBKA FILE: No Showdown, but
Obama, Netanyahu Bridge No Gaps

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Israel 'Not
Giving Diplomacy a Chance'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Only One Exposing Truth

ISRAEL HAYOM: Iran Flirts,
Israeli has Obligations

ISRAEL HAYOM: Resist
the Misleading Iranian Model

ISRAEL HAYOM: A
Compromise Among Friends


FARS News Agency, Iran
CNN Misinforms the Public;
President Rouhani Never
Recognized the Holocaust

“Now that CNN knows of the error
of the translation, it must inform
the public of the error and air the
interview again, but this time with
a deserving translation.' ... This,
plus a professional apology, is the
least the American network can do
to make up for its gross mistake.”

— FARS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,
Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm

IRAN'S STATE-RUN PRESS CRIES FOUL

Debka File, Israel
U.S. 'Appeasement' of Iran
Sinks Israeli Military Option

“Thursday, Sept. 26, will go down
in Israel's history as the day it lost
its freedom to use force against
Iran's nuclear threat or the Syrian
chemical threat – at least, so long
as Barack Obama is U.S. president.”

— EDITORIAL, Debka File

HAS THE U.S. BETRAYED ISRAEL?

FARS News Agency, Iran
Supreme Leader's Aide: Iran
'Cannot Forget U.S. Animosity'

“'The Americans have sensibly chosen
a type of flexibility and withdrawal in
regard to Iran ... they have reached
the conclusion due to the fact that
they cannot challenge Iranian power.'”

— Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi,
Senior Military Aide to Iran's
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

COLD WATER ON RAPPROCHEMENT?

Yedioth Ahronot, Israel
Israel Must Convince the
World that Rouhani is a
'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing'

“Even if there is some chance
that Tehran is giving up on its
nuclear adventure, we have
to assume that it is not. A
carnivorous tiger has to keep
a vegetarian lifestyle for at
least five years before it
achieves the status of a sheep.”

— COLUMNIST Hagai Segal

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Nukes and
Palestine - Obama's Worktable

JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Startling Linkage of Iran and
Israeli-Palestinian Peace

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
Has His Work Cut Out for Him

DEBKA FILE: Obama Starts
Diplomacy with Iran After Quietly
Accepting its Nuke Program

ISRAEL HAYOM: Rouhani's Farce
ISRAEL HAYOM: Obama Waves White Flag

U.N. Headquarters, Intl. Territory
VIDEO: Iran President Rouhani
at the 68th Opening of United
Nations General Assembly

RealVideoSept .24, 00:28:00

"The current critical period of transition
in international relations is replete with
dangers, albeit with unique opportunities.
Any miscalculation of one's position, and
of course, of others, will bear historic
damages; a mistake by one actor will have
harmful impact on all others. Vulnerability
is a global and indivisible phenomenon.”

— Iran President Hassan Rouhani

HASSAN ROUHANI SPEAKS TO THE WORLD

Debka File, Israel
America, E.U. Rush Headlong
Into Accepting a Nuclear Iran

“President Rouhani and members of his
regime have suddenly been given free
license to fill op-ed pages in important
Western media with smooth propaganda
for Western audiences. ... Under their
slick new façade, the ayatollahs have not
changed their spots. Washington has.”

— EDITORIAL, Debka File

DEBKA FILE: Kerry-Lavrov Deal on
Syria Chemical Arms 'Slips Away'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: America is
Leaving - We'll End Up All Alone

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Diplomatic
Solution is the Only Solution

ISRAEL HAYOM: The Stage is
Set; Let the Propaganda Begin


Tishreen, Syria
Misunderstanding between
East and West Begins in Syria

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“The two exchange prophecies and
counter-prophecies: of a West about
which we in the East know little -
other than the picture of its political
claws ripping into the flesh of our
occupied lands; and an Islam about
which the West knows little - other
than its simplistic image of so-called
'political Islam,' which is a phrase
invented by the U.S. administration
itself as a pretext for its new war
against the entire Muslim world.”

— CLERIC Hussein Ahmed Shahada

THE HEART OF THE MISUNDERSTANDING?

Thawra Al-Wada, Syria
Russia's Plan Isn't Perfect:
It Offers Lifeline to Obama

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Perhaps the Russian initiative has
contained the momentum of the
planned aggression against Syria and
defused a war in the region. On the
other hand, it has thrown a lifeline
to U.S. President Barack Obama,
who got himself entangled in threats
and intimidation, then wandered
in search of a face-saving way out.”

— COLUMNIST Nasser Munzir

STRANGER THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ...

Debka File, Israel
Obama-Putin Deal on Syria
Also Eases Iran Sanctions

“For President Obama, the two
issues - the disposal of Syria’s
chemical weapons and resolution
of the nuclear controversy with
Iran - were closely interwoven
in his quiet exchanges with Putin,
which emphasized diplomacy.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

Worldmeets.US, Global Archive
September 11, 2001:
A Worldmeets.US Look
Back at Global Reaction

As a way of recalling the mind-
boggling changes that have
occurred since September 11,
2001, we have compiled this
archive of stories about the
attacks from around the world
that the Worldmeets.US team
has posted since the fateful day.

— MANAGING EDITOR
William Kern

A DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Debka File, Israel
Obama Again Puts Strike
and Congress Vote on Hold
to Try Russian Proposal

“Syria Foreign Minister Moallem
was informed that the Kremlin
expected a positive and speedy
answer from President Assad.
Within the hour, he came back
with a welcome for the Russian
'proposal' to place Syria's chemical
weapons under global control.
But he said nothing about letting
the arsenal be moved out of the
country and destroyed, as both
Lavrov and Kerry have specified.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

OBAMA: HELPED OR HURT BY PUTIN?


JERUSALEM POST: Obama's
Latest Middle East Disaster and
the Republicans to the Rescue

ISRAEL HAYOM: Middle East Tense as
Moment of Truth on Syria Draws Near

ISRAEL HAYOM: Syria
Strike Will be no Tea Party

DEBKA FILE: U.S. Air Force
Plans to Target Syria's Air Force,
Missiles and Air Defenses


Kayhan, Iran
Guard Commander Warns
U.S. on Syria: 'You are
Making Another Mistake'

“If the Americans hadn't made
so many mistakes before, we
wouldn't be making such strong
remarks. However, because
their behavior and actions in
the region have been so replete
with error, we are warning
them not to make yet another.”

— Brigadier General Hossein
Salami of the Revolutionary
Guard Corps Aerospace Force

IRANIAN WORDS OF REASON?

Debka File, Israel
Putin 'Choreographs'
Obama's G20 Isolation

“But even if Putin manages to
isolate Obama diplomatically by
carrying a majority motion
against U.S. a military strike,
he will still have to face up to
the failure of his policy to
prevent the United States from
carrying out its second military
offensive against an Arab nation
in two years - following Libya.”

— DEBKA FILE News Item

OBAMA: INTO THE LION'S DEN?


YEDIOTH AHRONOT:
Europe's Syrian Disgrace


Akselar, Syria
Al Faisal Implores Arab
League to Back Force:
Syria is Already Occupied'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“It is no longer acceptable to say
that any global intervention is an
interference in Syrian domestic
affairs, because it is the regime
in Damascus that has thrown its
doors wide open to the forces
of Iran's Republican Guard and
Hezbullah to such an extent,
that Syria can only be described
as country under occupation.”

— Saudi Foreign Minister
Prince Saud Al Faisal

SAUDIS PUTTING ON THE HEAT

Israel National News, Israel
Israeli Politicians Slam U.S.
on Hesitation ... Hypocrisy

"Tehran is opening the champagne
and switching into higher gear en
route to nuclear weapons. Anyone
who thinks Mr. Obama will attack
Iran, based on evidence that Tehran
crossed the red line toward nuclear
weapons, is probably hallucinating."

— HOUSING MINISTER Uri Ariel

ISRAELI POLTICIANS VENT ON SYRIA

JERUSALEM POST: Netanyahu
'Implores' Ministers Not to Talk
of Obama's Decision on Syria


Jerusalem Post, Israel
Iraq Scares Britain
Out of Middle East

“The 'dodgy dossier' of
intelligence that Tony
Blair presented to the
Parliament in 2003,
which proved wholly
misinformed, led the
U.K. to take part in
the Iraq invasion. ...
Many of those who
voted in favor of that
2003 motion– which
preceded the bombing
of Baghdad by hours–
voted no on action
in Syria on Thursday.”

— CORRESPONDENT
By Micheal Wilner

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Obama's
Dilemma and Understandable
Caution When it Comes to Syria

THE DAILY STAR: America's Stigma
DEBKA FILE: Mideast on High Alert,
as Obama's Last-Ditch Bid for
Syria Deal with Tehran Fails

JERUSALEM POST: Moral Outrage
Over Syria - and What Comes Next

ISRAEL HAYOM: For Israelis,
Gas Masks are Not the Issue

DEBKA FILE: Expecting Obama
to Tie Israeli Hands, Assad May
Hit Israel for U.S. Strike

DEBKA FILE: Israeli Reserves
Called; U.S. Beefs Up Qatar Base;
Syria Moves Units to Shelter


Al Wafd, Egypt
Why Does Muhamad ElBaradei
'Traitorously' Pander to U.S.?!

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Instead of resigning, it would have been
better for ElBaradei to have informed his
friends in America and the West on the
idiotic actions carried out by the Muslim
Brotherhood. Now calls to hold ElBaradei
accountable for his stance are pouring in.
He attacks the Brotherhood and accuses
it of bloodshed, yet rejects the way in
which the armed sit-ins were resolved
... isn't that profoundly paradoxical?”

— COLUMNIST Wagdy Zein Eldeen

ELBARADEI: WHY DID HE DECIDE TO RESIGN?

Debka File, Israel
Western-Middleast Military
Action Prepared for Syria;
Russia on Military Alert

“Western and Middle East powers
led by Washington began moving
Saturday into Sunday toward a first
strike against Syria. Moscow has
placed its Mediterranean and Black
Sea fleets amd rapid deployment
forces in south and central Russia.”

— DEBKA FILE Editorial

ISRAEL HAYOM: Thirty Seconds
Over Damascus is All U.S. Needs

INDEPENDENT: America
is 'Arrogant and Unreliable'

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Al-Qaeda
Plan to 'Change the Face of
History' Led to U.S. Scare

INDEPENDENT: Like Tehran,
Assad Crosses 'Red Lines' Under
Cover of West's Doubletalk


Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
America's 'Creative Chaos'
in Egypt Must Be Blocked

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“America threw all of its weight
behind the Muslim Brotherhood.
Washington ignored the Muslim
Brotherhood's actions and has
exaggerated measures that
have been taken to oppose it.”

— COLUMNIST Adnan Kamel Salah

HOSNI MUBARAK: HE'S BAAACK!

Debka File, Israel
Brotherhood's Top Leader
Badie Detained; Islamist
Resistance to Army 'Folds'

“Most Brotherhood leaders are
now in custody or have fled the
country, some of them to Gaza.
The detention of Badie marks
the collapse of his movement's
resistance to Defense Minister
Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's takeover.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

FALL FROM HIEGHTS OF POWER

ISRAEL HAYAT: Terrorists 'Aim
to Hit Israeli, Jewish Targets
Worldwide' in Coming Weeks


Kayhan, Iran
Can President Rohani
Break 'Zionist Grip'
Over Capitol Hill?

“The emergence of President
Rohani, particularly at a time
when President Obama no
longer needs to worry about
re-election, makes possible
what has been unimaginable.”

— EDITORIAL, Kayhan

IS THIS A NEW DAY FOR IRAN?

Debka File, Israel
U.S. Terror Alert Prompted
by Possible 'Suicide Bombers
Implanted with Explosives'

“Debka File's counterterror sources
add that plastic explosives in the body
of a would-be suicide bomber without
metal components are undetectable by
standard screening devices like those
used at most international airports.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

GAME-CHANGING BODY-BOMBERS?

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: U.S. Overreaction
is Psychological Victory for al-Qaeda


Kayhan, Iran
Leaders Hope Rohani
Inaugural Brings Shift
in Treatment of Iran

“We have always believed,
and continue to believe, in
interacting with the world.
The most important point,
however, is to understand
the other side and grasp its
goals and tactics, because
if we don't it will trip us up.”

— SUPREME LEADER
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

GOODBYE AHMADINEJAD ...

Debka File, Israel
Kerry in 'Secret' Final-
Status Talks with
Netanyahu and Abbas

“Secretary of State drives
Palestinian and Israeli leaders
to get down to brass tacks on
borders, security, Jerusalem
and the Jordan River Valley.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

DO NEW TALKS HAVE A CHANCE?

DEBKA FILE: Kerry Builds
U.S.-Arab Superstructure to
Direct Israel-Palestinian Talks

JERUSALEM POST: Kerry
says Talks Aim for Final-
Status Deal in 9 Months

JERUSALEM POST: Resolution
in U.S. Senate Backs Kerry's
Middle East Peace Push

JERUSALEM POST: U.S. Officials
Say Palestinian Referral of Israel
to ICC Unlikely While Talks Last


Israel, UAE, U.K., Qatar, Iran
Helen Thomas - Views
and Video from Abroad

“Thomas was a fearless speaker of
truth to power, taking on the
Washington establishment on issues
such as the invasion of Iraq, official
secrecy and Israel. She may have on
occasion been on the wrong side of
her peers, but Helen Thomas was
certainly on the right side of history.”

— EDITORIAL, The National

SHE ALTERED LANDSCAPE FOREVER

Al Arabiya, U.A.E.
America's 'Conspiracy'
Against People of Egypt

“What really surprised me was
American insistence on defying
the popular will even by taking
a path that opposes what the
Americans consider the only
way to achieve real democracy.”

— Former Mubarak Minister
Abdel Latif el-Menawy

AMERICA DEMONIZED IN EGYPT

AL-ARABIYA: Truths and Lies
about America's Role in Egypt


Debka File, Israel
U.S. Deploys Marines to
Halt Israel-Egypt Action

“Israel is accused of independent
military action against Syria, and
the Egyptian army of persecuting
the Muslim Brotherhood after
toppling former President Morsi.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

MARINES, NAVY EYE EGYPT, ISRAEL

Sud Quotidien, Senegal
Applause for Sall After 'Heroic'
Anti-Gay Face-Off with Obama

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“We salute the brave position of
President Sall against the powerful
Obama. ... We encourage all the
Senegalese to rally around Sall so
he doesn't feel alone facing the
recurring multifaceted maneuvers
of the gay amd lesbian lobbies.”

— Statement By Jamra,
Senegalese NGO that
opposes homosexual rights

PRAISE FOR REJECTING GAY RIGHTS

The Daily News, Tanzania
Mama Sarah Explains Why
Obama 'Snubbed' Kenya

“People of America accepted
my son thanks to his generosity.
He loves people and will not
involved himself with those
whose integrity he questions.
In that, he is so much like his
father, a typical Luo man
who was tall and stood upright.”

— Mama Sarah, Obama's
Paternal Grandmother

THE BIGGEST QUESTION IN KENYA

The Independent, South Africa
Obama's Six Deadly Sins

“A controversy has erupted at
the University of Johannesburg
over the decision to award
Obama an honorary doctorate.
... It is important, under these
circumstances, to offer a solid
case for the prosecution, acting
as a Counsel for Damnation in
'trying' the first Black president
of the U.S. for six 'crimes'
of omission and commission.”

— Adekeye Adebajo, Director,
Centre for Conflict Resolution

OBAMA COMES UNDER ATTACK

Sunday Post, Zambia
George W. Bush
Arrives in Zambia

“This is a big thing for
us in terms of tourism
development. It (his
visit) will assist us in
marketing Livingstone
as a tourism destination.
President Bush and his
wife visit will help us
market our tourism
potential to Americans.”

— EDITORIAL, Business Day

BUSH IS BACK IN AFRICA

BUSINESS DAY: Muslim
Lawyers Fail in Bid to have
Obama Arrested Upon Arrival

BUSINESS DAY: What Should
Zuma Tell President Obama?

TIMES LIVE: 'Obama
Disappointed Millions' says
Communist League Chief

TIMES LIVE: Hundreds Protest
Obama: 'World's Top Assassin'


Sud Quotidien, Senegal
Obama in Senegal: A
'Triumph of Gestures'

TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

“The gestures and actions of
the Senegal administration
are visibly reassuring to its
American counterpart, that
advocates 'strong institutions'
rather than strong men.”

— COLUMNIST Malick Ndaw

A MEETING LONG IN COMING

Business Day, South Africa
America Remains a
Good Friend to Have

“It is said that in politics the
only thing worse than getting
negative attention is being
ignored. Barack Obama should
take some consolation in this
when he sees the thousands of
protesters that protest his visit.”

— EDITORIAL, Business Day

FREE SPEECH IN SOUTH AFRICA

The Citizen, Tanzania
Why the Visit by 'Big
Brother Obama' Should
Concern Tanzanians

“Kenyans need not envy our
three countries. In fact, they
should pray for Tanzania and
the others that have been so
'blessed' as to have Big Brother
call on them. ... Tanzanians
should be worried - very
worried. There is a very high
probability that their wealth
is about to be up for grabs.”

— COLUMNIST Peter Nyanje

ALL ABOUT MINERAL WEALTH?

The Citizen, Tanzania
In Snubbing Kenya, Obama
Acts Like Typical 'Luo' Man

“In Africa, a son inherits his father's
ethnicity and all things related to it,
which means President Obama is a
Luo, and at least unofficially, a
Kenyan citizen. He is neither an
African-American, nor U.S. citizen. ...
Has he snubbed his ancestral home?
Not at all! He is simply acting like
any other American head of state!”

— COLUMNIST Mobhare Matinyi

OBAMA'S VISIT ROILS AFRICANS

Debka File, Israel
Russian Marines, Air
Power Head to Syria

“Putin is giving the West
due warning that if they
persist in arming the
rebels further, a Russian
troop landing in Syria
will occur in the guise
of an action to evacuate
Russian nationals there.”

— DEBKA FILE Sources

ANOTHER SYRIA FACE-OFF?

Business Day, South Africa
Americans Too Willing
to Surrender Freedoms

“Freedom is in decline. Whether
the programme is called social
security or Obamacare or PRISM,
the professed purpose is always
the same: to secure the well-
being of the nation's citizenry.”

— LAWYER Rex Van Schalkwyk

BUSINESS DAY: NSA Snooping -
Throwing Stones in Glass Houses

BUSINESS DAY: Lessons
for South Africa in the U.S.
Surveillance Scandal

INDEPENDENT ONLINE:
Obama in Africa to be
Secured on Land, Sea, Air

TIMES LIVE: Johannesburg
Students, Faculty Reject
Honorary Degree for Obama


Xewmedia, Senegal
Africa Needs Obama to Join
Fight Against Witch Hunting

“President Obama should ask Africans
to draw a lesson from European witch
hunting and the Salem witch hunts that
occurred in America and condemn the
ritual killing of albinos in Tanzania,
hunchbacks in Nigeria, and witch killing
and abuses in Kenya, Nigeria, Lesotho,
Uganda and in the state of Sierra Leone.”

— COLUMNIST Leo Igwe

TIME TO WEIGH IN ON WITCH HUNTING?

Sotal Iraq, Iraq
Oklahoma 'Infidels' and
Our So-Called 'Muslims'

TRANSLATED FROM ARABIC

“Some Syrians find themselves
in hastily-built humanitarian aid
camps, their bodies, and those
of their women ravaged by
monsters in human form. All
that was left of the honor of
these poor souls has been
stolen by evil predators. ...
In Oklahoma, families found
themselves without a roof
over their heads, after the
latest tornado flattened their
homes. However, they at least
were greeted with open arms
by generous souls who stood
by them, embraced them,
and who eased their burdens.”

— COLUMNIST Hassan Al-Khafaji

PLIGHT OF SYRIA'S REFUGEE WOMEN

Kayhan, Iran
Supreme Leader Says Unlike
2009, Presidential Vote in
2013 will 'Frustrate Enemies'

“Ayatollah Khamenei said that failure
to abide by the law was the cause of
the 2009 post-election unrest. ... The
leader said opposing views expressed
by the candidates during live debates
exposed those who accuse the Islamic
Republic of muzzling free speech. ...
'However, I have reservations about
certain issues raised in the debates w
hich, God willing, I will explain after
the election,' the supreme leader said.”

— NEWS ITEM, Kayhan

ELECTION 'EXCITEMENT' TAKES HOLD IN IRAN

The Jerusalem Post, Israel
Security Needs vs.
Democratic Rights

“Democracies around the world
struggle to defend themselves
against terrorism without at the
same time undermining the very
freedoms which they value and
which they are willing to fight
to protect. Only through lively
public debate and very careful
deliberation is it possible to
strike the right balance. In
Israel and around the world, the
NSA surveillance controversy
provides a perfect opportunity.”

— EDITORIAL, The Jerusalem Post

WHAT IS THE 'RIGHT BALANCE'?

JERUSALEM POST: Enemies of the
State: Edward Snowden, Anat Kam

JERUSALEM POST: Israel is Losing America

Buisiness Day, South Africa
Obama Sets 'Dubious
Example' on Freedom

“Obama's attitude to the NSA
surveillance program echoes
comments made by our State
Security Minister Siyabonga
Cwele. ... Obama and Cwele
want us to swallow the lie
that it is okay to surrender
a liberty or two because the
bad guys won’t be stopped
otherwise. ... What kind of
example is Obama setting? ”

— COLUMNIST Sipho Hlongwane

CWELE AND OBAMA OF SAME MIND

The Jerusalem Post, Israel
Recalling RFK's Murder
as 'Palestinian Terror'

“The truth - which most people
overlook – was that this Kennedy
assassination was the first major
case of Palestinian terrorism
that targeted the United States.”

— COLUMNIST, Dr. Gil Troy

WHERE PALESTINIAN TERROR BEGAN?

Al-Haram, Egypt
Egypt Court Defends
NGO Verdict; Decries
'Soft U.S. Imperialism'

“in defense of controversial
verdicts on non-governmental
organizations, Cairo Criminal
Court asserts that foreign-
funded civil society aims to
'destabilize, weaken and
dismantle' beneficiary states.”

— REPORTER Ayat Al-Tawy

Khaleej Times, U.A.E.
Iraq's al-Qaeda 'Bombshell'

“Iraq's public announcement that it
has unearthed an al-Qaeda plot to
lay hands on its chemical weapons is
nothing short of a bombshell. ...
Iraq's claim that the ultimate aim of
the group was to smuggle the agents
to Europe and North America will
kick off wide-scale investigations.”

— EDITORIAL, Khaleej Times

IRAQ WMDS THAT AL-QAEDA IS STEALING?

The Daily Independent, Nigeria
Shame on Nigeria ... Barack
Obama is Right to Shun Us!

“Isn't it a shame that the first African-
American in the White House is to visit
the continent a second time without
stopping in Nigeria? ... How long will
we continue to deceive ourselves? We
are now a laughing stock among nations.”

— COLUMNIST Habib Aruna

NIGERIA - AND KENYA - FEEL OBAMA'S LASH

Kayhan, Iran
Presidential Candidates:
Nuclear Policy Decided by
the Supreme Leader Only

“Whoever is elected president in
June, uranium enrichment will be
pursued without fear of the enemy
... The president must demonstrate
this clearly to the supreme leader.”

— PRESIDNETIAL CANDIDATE
Saeed Jalili

KHAMENEI: HOLDING ALL THE CARDS

Al-Jazeera, Qatar
VIDEO: Arkansas Residents Ill
After Exxon Pipeline Rupture

RealVideoMay 29, 00:00:47

"Should the U.S. expand its network of
oil pipelines, particularly the pipeline to
Canada's oils sands, with the recent spate
of accidents? Will victims in the United
States get justice in the face of Exxon's
public relations and legal onslaught?”

— INSIDE STORY Host Shihab Rattanssi

WHAT IS TO COME FOR MAJOR OIL FIRMS?

Jerusalem Post, Israel
Israel's Interests in Syria

“It is a mistake for Israelis to
express support for Assad.
Israel should stay out of the
Syrian conflict altogether
while hoping for the fall of
the Assad regime. Ultimately,
Israel would be better served
by a failed state next door than
by a strong, Iran-backed entity.”

— EDITORIAL, Jerusalem Post


NASARALLAH'S PLEDGE TO ASSAD

RealVideoVIDEO: Nasrallah Pledges Army for Assad


DEBKA FILE: Hezbullah Chief
Pledges Tens of Thousands
to Fight for Bashar Assad

JERUSALEM POST: 'Abbas
Under Pressure to Talks
Without Preconditions'

JERUSALEM POST: 'Netanyahu
Will Not Freeze Settlements'

ISRAEL HAYUM: Demise
of Middle East Borders

JERUSALEM POST: 'Abbas Under
Pressure to Talk - No Preconditions'

ISRAEL HAYUM: Peace Pushers
and Cognitive Dissonance

JERUSALEM POST: Washington
Watch: Is Hillary Inevitable?


Debka File, Israel
Israel: 'Syria Will Pay
for Golan Escalation'

“Our policy is clear – we don't
interfere in Syria’s civil war,
but neither will we let the fire
spill over onto our territory.
Last night ... we destroyed a
Syrian army position on Golan,
which fired at an IDF patrol.”

— DEFENSE MINISTER
Moshe Yaalon

WILL ISRAEL ENTER SYRIAN WAR?


ISRAEL HAYUM: No Need to
Show Assad the Door ... Yet

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Anti-Israel
NGOs Receive U.S. Funding

YEDIOTH AHRONOT: Many Syria
Rebels Despise the West as
Much as they Despise Assad


EARLIER AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST POSTS
Xinhua, China
Japan Right 'Hijacking'
Mr. Obama's Asia Pivot

“Obama may find himself on
a tightrope. ... By siding with
Japan, which behaves like a
spoiled child of the U.S., Mr.
Obama will anger China. ...
Obama should keep a careful
eye trained in his Asian ally.”

—COLUMNIST Zhu Dongyang

SEEKING 'BALANCE' IN ASIA


Japan News, Japan
Scientists Prepare for
Arrival of Tsunami
Debris on U.S. Coasts

"The government can go ahead
and announce that it has initiated
a campaign calling on America to
make us the 51st state, and not
only would it be met with near-
universal approval, it would set
us into a frenzy of jubilation. ...
Which brings me to the other
Filipino bias. ... Obama is Black.
... Black-skinned people are
objects of ridicule, making them,
along with the pandak and kinky-
haired, the foils of sitcoms."

— NEWS ITEM, Japan News

Japan News, Japan
Obama Arrives in Japan
for Summit to Show the
Solidity of Security Ties

“The cancelation of a previous
Asia tour last October raised
doubts about U.S. credibility as
a regional partner. This trip is
seen as a test of Obama's ability
to recover his reputation among
Asian leaders. Obama will be
scrutinized closely by regional
powers gauging U.S. willigness
to take a proactive role.”

—REPORTER Reiji Yoshida

SUSHI AND SECURITY IN TOKYO


JAPAN NEWS: On First-Name
Basis, Barack and Shinzo
Chow Down on Prime Sushi

JAPAN TIMES: Sushi Legend
Jiro Enlisted in a Bid to
Wow President Obama

JAPAN TIMES: Obama Says
Senkaku Islands 'Within
Scope' of U.S.-Japan Treaty

THE HANKYOREH: Pyongyang's
Nuke Test: Prepping or Bluffing?


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
Except for His Dark Skin,
Obama Can Do No Wrong
While in the Philippines

"The government can go ahead
and announce that it has initiated
a campaign calling on America to
make us the 51st state, and not
only would it be met with near-
universal approval, it would set
us into a frenzy of jubilation. ...
Which brings me to the other
Filipino bias. ... Obama is Black.
... Black-skinned people are
objects of ridicule, making them,
along with the pandak and kinky-
haired, the foils of sitcoms."

— COLUMNIST Conrado de Quiros

LOVING ALL THINGS U.S. ... ALMOST


Nippon, Japan
Japan and the
Ukraine Crisis

“When global problems like
Ukraine occur, rather than
taking a passive stance as it
has up to now, Japan should
consider how to use the
opportunity to improve its
own geopolitical position.”

—FORMER Diplomat
Kawato Akio

JAPAN PREPARES FOR OBAMA


ASIA TIMES: Barack Obama
Runs 'China Pivot Guantlet'

CHINA DAILY: U.S. and Japan
- Uncomfortable Bedfellows

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe Needs
a New Approach to Yasukuni


Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Ahead of Obama's Arrival,
Abe Skips Yasukuni Visit,
- but His Cabinet Can Go

“Abe shelved a visit during the
spring festival apparently out of
consideration to U.S. concerns
deteriorating ties with other
Asian countries. ... On the other
hand, Abe is allowing cabinet
ministers to visit the controversial
shrine 'of their own free will.'”

—NEWS ITEM, Asahi Shimbun

ABE: NO SHRINE VISIT THIS YEAR


JAPAN TIMES: Obama's State
Visit Comes at a Critical Time

AUDIO: Can Obama Save the
Asia Pivot? (THE DIPLOMAT)
RealVideo
THE STAR [MALAYSIA]: Trade
Deal Imperiled if U.S. Calls
Others 'Currency Manipulators'

NEW STRAITS TIMES: 'Selamat
Datang' [Welcome] to Malaysia,
Mr. President


Sankei Shimbun, Japan
'Japanese Should
Continue Whaling'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

"What Japanese need
to do is not care about
the criticism of America
and Europe, and tell the
truth about whaling.
Taiji should confront
them with confidence."

— Journalist Simon Wearne

AN AUSTRALIAN CONVERT


Global Times, China
In Ukraine, West Again
Defines Democracy
Based on its Interests

“Because Western interests
have penetrated the entire
system of global discourse,
terms like 'democracy' and
'human rights' are thrown
into the mix whenever the
West wants to impose its will
on the rest of the world.”

—EDITORIAL, Global Times

La Jornada, Mexico
Mexican's Execution Confirms
U.S. 'Decline' and 'Xenophobia'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The execution confirms a pattern of
racism and xenophobia within U.S.
society and institutions, which coincide
paradoxically with the arrival of the
first non-Caucasian U.S. president."

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT AMERICA?


Blogos, Japan
'Research' Whaling: It's Time
for Us Japanese to Move On

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“No matter how you look at it,
this whaling was for commercial
and gastronomic purposes, with
'research' nothing more than an
inventive interpretation of the
facts. ... The reason the whale
population is so diminished is
because of the indiscriminate
whaling of the United States and
other countries simply for the
extraction of oil, so it isn't that
I'm not annoyed when these same
people vilify Japan for having a
whale-consuming culture. Yet,
whale meat is not so important.”

—Attorney Toru Ino

JAPAN: THE END OF WHALE EATING?


Opera Mundi, Brazil
Venezuela: Can Latin
America Resolve Crises
without U.S. Influence?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The U.S. position will be the
key challenge to the ambitions
of Brazilian foreign policy in
the 21st century. While Brazil
influences the creation of
institutions to ensure decision-
making autonomy for states
in the region, this can create
long-term tensions with the U.S."

—SCHOLAR Raphael Camargo

VENEZUELA: A TEST FOR THE SOUTH


Huanqiu, China
Hagel Must Be Told:
China is Not Russia

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“China has nothing to learn
from Russia when it comes
to dealing with friction on
its periphery. Rather, it is
the U.S. that has to learn
a lesson from the Crimea
situation. Washington has
squeezed Russia's strategic
space, but it got cold feet
when Moscow upped the
ante. From the point of
view of great power ties
relations, that is the heart
of the Crimea incident.”

—EDITORIAL,Huanqiu

BEIJING'S MESSAGE FOR HAGEL


Semana, Colombia
America and Russia: Two
Empires 'Nakedly Imperial'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Apparently President Obama, as
educated as he was, doesn't know
his history. Or is it that he knows
but won't admit to it? This is not
only an insoluble element of his
function as president, which is to
tell lies, but part of the education
of Puritan hypocrisy. ... Russia, on
the other hand, arrogantly boasts
of having been an empire for
centuries, hoping to remain so."

—COLUMNIST Antonio Caballero

EMPIRES BY AN OTHER NAME ...


The Frontier Post, Pakistan
The Afghan Polls: Don't
Believe Western Hype

“Proclaiming Saturday's polls
'historic' or a 'landmark' is not
only premature, it is a crude
show of linguistic acrobatics
and histrionics. Hadn't this
galaxy of voices said the same
same about the 2009 polls?
And what came of that?”

—EDITORIAL,
The Frontier Post

NOT SUCH A GREAT ELECTION?


Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Job One for New
Afghan President:
Sign Security Deal

“A complete withdrawal
of U.S.-led forces would
put Afghanistan at risk of
reverting to the dark era
of the Taliban, which is
something no sensible
Afghan wants to see.”

—EDITORIAL,
Outlook Afghanistan

GOOD NEWS FOR WASHINGTON?


The Liberty Times, Taiwan
President Ying-jeou
Manages to Disappoint
Both U.S. and China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"It is clear that China has more
pull with President Ma than the
United States does. ... At this
critical moment, the question
of whether Taiwan and China
agree to far reaching economic
integration has created a vast
gulf between generations. ...
Taiwan must safeguard the
people's right to be masters of
their own state, and guarantee
its citizens are never stripped
of the right to free expression."

— EDITORIAL, Liberty Times

CHINA TRADE DEAL IMPERILED


La Jornada, Mexico
At the Vatican, Obama's
Immigration Hypocrisy
Shines Through

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The current U.S. president has
not only shown a reluctance to
abandon his country's traditional
policies of persecution and
violations of human rights
regarding immigration, but he
has continuously intensified them.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CLAIMING THE MORAL HIGHGROUND?


The Age, Australia
Sea Shepherd 'Vindicated'
after International Court
Upholds Japan Whaling Ban

“I am so pleased that after a decade
of anti-whaling campaigns in the
Antarctic and Southern Ocean, we
won't have to go there again. ...
We feel vindicated, this has always
been an illegal whale hunt.”

— SEA SHEPERD FOUNDER Paul Watson

THE END OF 'SCIENTIFIC' WHALING?

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: U.N. Court's
Ruling Worries Japan's Whalers

ABC NEWS: Will Japan Find
Way Around Whaling Ban?


Carta Maior, Brazil
Venezuela, Ukraine:
Upending the Best Laid
Plans of Washington

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Beyond the disparities that
distinguish the two situations,
there is a commonality: both
Venezuela and Ukraine are
geostrategic and energy
targets of an aggressive U.S.
foreign policy, and both have
challenged, in different ways,
the course laid out by the
global hegemon United States.”

—PROFESSOR Larissa Ramina
of UFPR

U.S-SPONSORED TURMOIL?


Reforma, Mexico
Crimea and Texas: Russia's
Version of Manifest Destiny

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Washington hasn't always opposed
regions that declare themselves free
to join other countries. Its current
refusal to recognize Crimea as a part
of Russia contradicts its past positions.
... In 1835, the U.S. government
supported the Texan rebellion,
which led to Texas independence in
1836. In 1845, Texas joined the Union."

—COLUMNIST Sergio Sarmiento

CRIMEA: RUSSIA'S 'MANIFEST DESTINY'?


Asia Times, Hong Kong
The Obamas: Oiling
Beijing-Vatican Links

“In Holland with Xi and Obama,
or in Beijing with Michelle, will
the Chinese or Americans broach
the subject of the Holy See and
a possible thaw in China-Vatican
relations? That is, will Obama
convey some words from China
to the Pope, or will he or his
wife mention the Catholics
in talks with the Chinese?”

—COLUMNIST Francesco Sisci

THE OBAMAS AS HOLY MESSENGERS


ASIA TIMES: Gains for China,
India in New Cold War

ASIA TIMES: Asia Will
Not 'Isolate' Russia


TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Google CEO
Larry Page at TED

RealVideoMar. 21, 00:23:30

"It is disappointing that
the government secretly
did this stuff and didn't
tell us about it. ... It is
not possible to have a
democracy if we have to
protect our users fro
m the government. The
government has done
itself a tremendous
disservice and we need
to have a debate on it."

— GOOGLE CEO Larry Page

LARRY PAGE ON THE FUTURE

TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Deputy Directory
of the NSA Responds to
Edward Snowden's Talk

RealVideoMar. 20, 00:33:34

"We don’t sit there and grind
out metadata profiles of the
average person ... If you are
not connected to one of those
intelligence targets,then you
aren't not of interest to us."

— NSA DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Richard Ledgett

NSA OFFICIAL REBUTTS SNOWDEN

Chunichi Shimbun, Japan
'Screams' of Fukushima
Must Not Be Ignored
Like Those of Okinawa

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The government has averted
its gaze from the problem of
low dose radiation exposure.
It has relaxed its criteria on
acceptable radiation exposure
in an attempt to encourage
local authorities near the plant
to make an early return. It
certainly looks like a superficial
recovery effort - and
a premature rush to rebuild.”

—EDITORIAL, Chunichi Shimbun

HAS FUKUSHIMA BEEN FORGOTTEN?


Huanqiu, China
Crisis Over Ukraine Could
Spell 'Disaster' for China

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"'Once the Russia-U.S. confrontation
gets out of control, it will result in
disaster for China. This won't be
like two crickets threatening one
another - it's is more like great
monsters roaring. Many countries
will reevaluate the global political
climate leading to major changes."

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

BEIJING WATCHES WITH CONCERN


TED Conference, Canada
VIDEO: Edward Snowden
Talk at TED Conference

RealVideoMar. 18, 00:35:17

"Is it really terrorism that we're
stopping? I say no. ... The bottom
line is that terrorism has always
been cover for action. Terrorism
evokes an emotional response. ...
More communications are being
intercepted in America about
Americans than Russia on Russians."

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN TALKS SPY TECH AT TED

Asia Times, Hong Kong
Beijing to Kiev to Taipei: Why
China Worries About Ukraine

"The PRC's most apparent vulnerability to
a Ukraine-style coup is on Taiwan. ... U.S.
allegiance to the One China principle is,
like most of Washington's undertakings
with adversaries, conditional, laden with
formal and unspoken caveats, and ripe to
be discarded once an opportunity arises."

—COLUMNIST Peter Lee

UKRAINE CRISIS AND THE TAIWAN ANGLE


ASIA TIMES: Russia 1, Regime Changers 0
ASIA TIMES: Crimea and Western 'Values'

The Australian, Australia
Brits Probe Shoe Bomb
Connection to Missing
Malaysian Airliner

“An al-Qaeda whistleblower, a
U.K. national, told a U.S. court
last week that 4 or 5 Malaysian
men had planned to hijack a
plane and had obtained a show
bomb to blow open the cockpit.”

—CORRESPONDENT
Jacquelin Magnay

WAS IT A SHOE-BOMBER HIJACKING?


Taipei Times, Taiwan
In Case of Chinese Attack,
Intelligence Chief Doubts
Taiwan Would Last Month

"'The Defense Ministry has said that
Taiwan's military would be able to
withstand a Chinese attack for one
month. However, whether the
nation is capable of holding out for
a month also depends on the public's
will to resist an invasion. If people
want to leave, we may not be able
to hold out for an [entire] month."

—REPORTERS Rich Chang,
Lo Tien-pin and Jake Chung

WOULD TAIWANESE RESIST INVASION?


Xinhua, China
Biased Western Mediation
Created Fiasco in Ukraine

“The West's strategy for installing a
so-called democratic and pro-West
government has gotten it nowhere.
On the contrary, it has created a
mess they don't have the capacity or
wisdom to clean up. ... Western
leaders deluded themselves into
believing that with their diminished
moral authority and shrinking coffers,
coffers, such a grand task of nation-
building could be accomplished.”

—COLUMNIST Ming Jinwei

A WESTERN POLT, OR WESTERN BUNGLE?


47 News, Japan
Hurt By Obama, Tokyo
Pins Hopes to Victory
for Republicans in 2016

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

"'Obama is too businesslike ... it is
rather difficult to build a personal
relationship with him,' the prime
minister let slip recently when
commenting to aides. ... Koichi
Hagiuda, who serves as special
adviser to the prime minister,
commented in relation to the U.S.
expression of disappointment that
'such fault-finding never occurred
under Republican administrations."

—EDITORIAL, 47 News

TOKYO GOES REPUBLICAN FOR 2016


El Espectador, Colombia
El Chapo's Arrest
and the 'Bloodbath
that it May Unleash'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Any drop in strength for
Sinaloa is a gain for Zetas,
the most bloody of the
cartels. So it is that unless
the authorities have plans
to attack Zetas with the
same ferocity they have
against the Sinaloans, the
success of these arrests
may be diminished by the
bloodbath they unleash.”

—EDITORIAL, El Espectador

IS THE WORST STILL TO COME?


Carta Maior, Brazil
Toppling of Salvador
Allende Still Sizzles on
Streets of Venezuela

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"After so many presidential
defeats, the lesson looming
large is that an element of
conservatism - personified
there by Leopoldo Lopez -
has concluded that electoral
politics is too constraining.
... This isn't only a problem
of Chavismo, but an entire
region traumatized by the
skirmishes that accumulated
during the many attempts to
shift to a more just society."

—COLUMNIST Saul Leblon

THE GHOST OF SALVADOR ALLENDE


El Universal, Venezuela
CNN Host Advises
Venezuelans: 'Don't
Believe Falsehoods'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Venezuela, there
is censorship. That isn't
something I think, it is
something I see. Anyone
can see it. ... Chavista
leaders see what they
want to see. The picture
I have is of a very closed
group. There is no room
for those who do not
follow their script -
which is their plan for .
the nation Democracies
persuade - not force.”

—Fernando del Rincon,
CNN Espanol

CNN HOST TALKS VENEZUELA


Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
Japan Says 'Liability Over
WWII Acts in China Settled'

"'No outstanding problems exist'
with regard to liability, including
claims by individuals, following
a 1972 statement that normalized
ties between the two countries
after World War II, Chief Cabinet
Secretary Yoshihide Suga said."

—NEWS ITEM, Kyoto

JAPAN: NOTHING TO DISCUSS ON WWII


Foreign Correspondents' Club, Japan
VIDEO: Fukushima Survivors
Plead for Attention, Justice

RealVideoFeb. 21, 00:51:31

"The biggest problem we have now is
a deliberate cover-up of the levels
of radiation that people have been
exposed to and the health problems
they have. There is a continuing and
intentional concealment of facts that
Japan's media will not properly report.
What we need is for foreign countries
to pressure Japan to tell the truth."

— NEWS REPORT, Russia Today

FUKUSHIMA: ABANDONED AND BETRAYED

La Jornada, Mexico
Capture of El Chapo: Like
a Drop of Water in Rain

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"Without politicians arrested, and
their assets and property seized
and forfeited, and even more;
without reducing the availability
of drugs and addressing damage
to civilians; without eliminating
crimes associated with drug
trafficking, such as kidnapping and
extortion; and without destroying
the structures of the rest of the
gangs, capturing El Chapo is in vain."

—SECURITY AND JUSTICE ANALYST
Simon Vargas Aguilar

EL CHAPO: WILL HIS ARREST REALLY HELP?


Milenio, Mexico
El Chapo's Capture Will Help
Restore Mexico's Reputation

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The capture of El Chapo Guzman is an
undeniable achievement of President
Nieto's government. It is a success no
matter how one looks at it ... Today is
not a day to demand more. Without
haggling, we applaud the government."

—COLUMNIST Juan Ignacio Zavala

EL CHAPO CAUGHT: TIME TO CELEBRATE?


Pagina 12, Argentina
Venezuela Calls U.S. and
Canada More Repressive

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Venezuela Ambassador to the
OAS Roy Chaderton repudiated
the interventionist acts of the
U.S. against Venezuela. ... In
response to accusations by the
U.S. and Canada about their
repression of student activists,
Chaderton said foreign agents
infiltrated the demonstrations.
... He recalled that in 2012,
during protests against Wall St.,
more than 700 students were
arrested. He also pointed to
images of police repression of
students in Oakland, California,
when a large amount of pepper
spray was used on demonstrators.”

—NEWS ITEM, Pagina 12

U.S. POT CALLS VENEZUELA KETTLE BLACK?


El Universal, Venezuela
Maduro Accuses CNN
of Preparing the Ground
for a 'Gringo' Invasion

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“'Enough of war propaganda. We
don't accept war propaganda aimed
at Venezuela. Unless CNN corrects
itself - then out of Venezuela! Out!'
He accused the demonstrators of
'forcibly removing uniforms' from
Metro workers and leaving them
unclothed. 'Pay attention to what
they do with these uniforms. They
[the opposition] suddenly appear
on CNN to say that whoever struck
the workers - it wasn't them. ...
The objective of CNN is for the civil
war to justify a gringo military
intervention in Venezuela.”

—PRESIDENT Nicolas Maduro

RIOTS AND BROKEN GLASS IN CARACUS


La Jornada, Mexico
The 'Summit of Mexican
Submission' to the U.S.

"Mexico's countryside is devastated
because we are flooded with agri-
food imports, mainly from the U.S.
U.S. farmers benefit from Mexican
workers' labor, many of whom are
undocumented, and as such, their
products are highly competetive. ...
the Center for Economic and Policy
Research, believes the treaty was a
terrible mistake for Mexico."

—COLUMNIST Ana Maria Aragonés

MYSTERY: WHO LIKES NAFTA?


LA JORNADA: 'Same Old Same Old'
at U.S.-Canada-Mexico Summit


Japan Times, Japan
U.S. Nukes May Soon
Make Return to Japan

“Japan may officially allow the
United States to bring nuclear
weapons into the country if an
emergency threatens national
safety, Foreign Minister Fumio
Kishida hinted on February 14.”

—NEWS ITEM, Japan Times

Radio New Zealand, New Zealand
Kim Dotcom Suffers Legal
Blow Making Extradition to
United States More Likely

"The decision overturns a ruling
by Chief High Court judge Justice
Winkelmann in June 2012 that
the warrants were too broad and
therefore unlawful. The United
States is is seeking the extradition
of Dotcom on charges of breach of
copyright and money laundering."

—NEWS ITEM, Radio New Zealand

2012 SEARCH WARRANT RULED LEGAL


Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
Beijing's 'Astounding Change'
Portends Korea Reunification

TRANSLATED FROM KOREAN

“Official Beijing is commenting on the
issue in ways that have been previously
unimaginable. ... The gist of the report
from the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences is that if it must, Beijing can
and will distance itself from the North
Koreans. This is simply astounding.”

—EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

GROUND SHIFTING UNDER KOREA PENNINSULA


The Conversation, Australia
Whatever Happened to the Pivot?

"Eventually some new relationship
will be arrived by America and China.
Hopefully this process will be peaceful,
but however it is decided, it is fair to
assume that for both of the principal
protagonists, it will be decided by
their national interests, not ours."

—Mark Beeson, Murdoch University

El Mundo, Colombia
Obama 'Deals Blow' to Dream
of Latin American Integration

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The omission of Latin America from
the State of the Union is a setback for
efforts to integrate, and is a vacuum
that others will certainly want to take
advantage of. We can see this already.
At the CELAC summit, a document was
approved declaring America 'a zone
of peace at the southern border of an
empire that was born and grew strong
thanks to war, looting of other nations'
resources, and territorial expansion.'”

—COLUMNIST Koga Shigeaki

HAS U.S. CEDED GROUND TO AVERSARIES?


Toronto Star, Canada
Sochi: Pampered Journalists
Behave Like 'Ugly Americans'

"Too many journalists of all nations
turn into Ugly Americans whenever
venturing beyond their comfort
zone. Naturally, because reporters
tend toward utter self-absorption,
these kinks became matters of
melodrama and Twitter urgency."

—COLUMNIST Rosie DiManno

BACKLASH AGAINST PAMPERED REPORTERS


Toronto Sun, Canada
Obama's Keystone Follies

“The thing you must understand
about the fight over the Keystone
XL pipeline is that it’s not a fight
about reality - it's s about politics.”

— COLUMNIST Lorrie Goldstein

WILL U.S. EVER APPROVE PIPELINE?

The National Post, Canada
Why Terrorism Plotter
Sought to Derail NY-
Toronto Amtrak Train

"You go to a land which is far
away from you. You go with
your army and you kill people
and you took their land. And
then you cry 'terror, terror.'"

—Terror
Suspect Chiheb Esseghaier

CONVERSATION WITH A TERRORIST


The National, Canada
VIDEO: Snowden Leak
Sparks Outrage Over
Spying on Canadians

RealVideoJan. 31, 00:04:17

WARRANTLESS IN CANADA

VIDEO: Canada's 'Top Spies' to
Testify Before Senate Defence
Committee (The National)
RealVideo
AUDIO: With CSEC Monitoring
People in Airports, How Much
Spying is Done on Canadians?
(The National)
RealVideo

Huanqiu, China
Chinese Dissidents Depend
on West's 'Out-and-Out Lies'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"In stressing constitutional guarantees
of free speech, dissidents champion
fundamental change to China's political
system. ... As long as China remains
behind in terms of soft and hard power,
dissidents who ally with the values and
even actions of the West will emerge"

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

SEEKING EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER LAW


Macleans, Canada
VIDEO: Canadian Lawmaker
Calls Greenwald a 'Porn Spy'

RealVideoJan. 31, 00:01:05

"Why is furthering porn spy Glenn
Greenwald's agenda and lining his
Brazilian bank account more
important than maintaining the
CBC'S journalistic integrity?"

— CANADA MP Paul Calandra

SMEARING MESSENGER IN CANADA

Opera Mundi, Brazil
U.S. Be Damned, CELAC
Makes Real 'Our America'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Not a miracle - but nearly one:
Hugo Chavez, and those who
joined him in this patriotic
endeavor, had to leap over all
kinds of hurdles. ... Galileo
would have said eppur si muove
[and yet it moves] in mulling
the creation of this Bolivarian
project - which includes, for
the first time, the entirety of
Latin America and the
Caribbean, with the exception
of Puerto Rico - for now!"

—Dr. Atilio Boron, Argentina

TOWARD A U.S.-FREE LATIN AMERICA?


Afghanistan Times, Afghanistan
Afghans are Behind Karzai
U.S. Security Deal Demands

“America's problem is - it has utterly
failed in grasp the Afghan psyche. To
think that the hearts and minds of
Afghans would be won simply by
injecting dollars into their economy
as their loved ones were killed and
the sanctity of their homes and houses
of worship violated - was delusional.”

—EDITORIAL, Afghanistan Times

KARZAI: THE AFGHANISTAN END GAME


El Comercio, Ecuador
CIA Help with FARC Attack;
Snowden, Worsen U.S. Ties

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"What explains this point of contention
between Quito and Washington? ... The
issue may be related to CIA participation
in Colombia's attack on a FARC camp in
Angostura. ... In addition, Ecuador
unilaterally rejecting the Andean Trade
Preference Act due to 'pressure' being
exerted by Washington for Quito not
to grant asylum to Edward Snowden."

—COLUMNIST Santiago Zeas B.

Ismedia, Japan
Abe Adopts 'North Korean
Tactics' on Yasukuni Shrine

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“The constitution of Japan rejects
the resolution of conflict by force,
and doesn't even allow a standing
army. Most members of the ruling
party, including Prime Minister Abe,
believe that occupying U.S. forces
imposed these principles on Japan.”

—COLUMNIST Koga Shigeaki

VISITING YAKASUNI: WHY DID ABE DO IT?


Huanqiu, China
Why China's People Favor
U.S. Cops Over Their Own

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

"We often criticize America for
employing 'double standards' in
regard to China. Yet, when
comparing police in China and
the U.S., we do the same thing."

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

CHINESE FAVOR JAYWALKER ARREST


El Nuevo Diario, Nicaragua
Using Bitcoin, U.S. Banker
Makes Home in Nicaragua

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“ I think that apart from Nicaragua,
there are only two other countries.
In Chile and Mexico, there are
properties available that can be
purchased using this cryptocurrency.”

—EX-U.S. BANKER Greg Simon

NICARAGUA NOW BITCOIN-FRIENDLY


La Jornada, Mexico
U.S. 'Interference' in
Michoacan State is Last
Thing Mexico Needs

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"The unacceptable transfer of
sovereignty by the previous
administration under a pretext
of the war against drugs led to
almost complete dependency on
Washington in terms of security,
intelligence, and foreign policy.
Yet this failed to reduce the
level of violence in our country."

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

RISE OF THE MEXICO VIGILANTES


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Ambassador Kennedy Draws
Nationalist Japanese Ire After
Condemning Dolphin Slaughter

“One poster added a poem emphasizing
how delicious dolphin meat is, while
several others compared consuming beef
with dolphin and said that Westerners are
hypocritical for condemning the hunt.”

— CORRESPONDENT Julian Ryall

CAROLINE KENNEDY MAKES SOME WAVES


Opera Mundi, Brazil
GMO's Benefit No One but
Companies Like Monsanto

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The only ones to benefit from GMOs
have been the multinational biotech
firms that patented them. Having
conquered a growing slice of the
global market for highly-monopolized
seeds, their goal is long-term profits,
indifferent to the impact on the
environment, health, or family farms."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

GM FOODS: A BLESSING OR A CURSE?


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
China, Too, is Building
Quantum Supercomputer

"The potential uses of a quantum
computer make it the holy grail
of intelligence encryption and
could be used to break even the
most secure codes used by banks,
governments, militaries around
the world. While there is no sign
that China is close to developing
a practical, working model, it has
pulled out all the stops to build
the ultimate code-breaker."

— REPORTER Stephen Chen

WORKING ON DEATH OF ENCRYPTION

Deccan Herald, India
U.S. Embassy School
on India Radar for
Visa, Tax Violations

"With India having chosen
to enforce strict reciprocity
on privileges enjoyed by
American diplomats, the
government has already
withdrawn extra privileges
they enjoyed, such as airport
passes that gave them special
access at Indian airports."

—NEWS ITEM, Deccan Herald

INDIA-U.S. DIPLOMATIC TUSSLE


Sydney Morning Herald, New Zealand
Secret Draft of TPP Trade
Talks Reveals 'Toothless'
Environment Enforcement

"WikiLeaks says top words are
'enhance' (12), 'consider' (12),
'encourage' (11), 'address' (10),
'endeavor' (9) and 'seek' (9). ...
The chairpersons of the deal's
environment section despair at
ever getting agreement, saying
the so-called 'red line' or non-
negotiable positions appear
irreconcilable.'Many of the red
lines for some parties were in
direct opposition to the red
lines expressed by other parties.'"

— REPORTER Peter Martin

Xinhua, China
Newly-Found Documents
Detail Imperial Japan's
Mass Biological Crimes

"According to a Japanese military
police report from Aug. 9, 1937,
in place of the phrase 'biological
war' was a code name, 'plague
prevention.' ... 'This explains why
so few mentions of Japanese
biological warfare could be found
in public documentation,' said Gao
Wei of the Jilin Provincial Archives."

—NEWS ITEM, Xinhua

JAPAN-CHINA BIO-PROPAGANDA WAR


News, Australia
Report: U.S. Tested
Biological Weapons
in Okinawa in 1960s

“In the tests conducted
at least a dozen times
between 1961 and 1962,
rice blast fungus was
released over rice fields
and data was collected
on how it affected rice
production, Kyodo said,
citing the documents.”

— NEWS ITEM, News

BIOWAR: JAPAN STRIKES BACK?

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Considers
Drones and Aircraft Carriers

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Tokyo-Beijing
Mudslinging a Global Embarrassment

MAINICHI: Okinawa Governor
Ready to Approve Okinawa Base
Relocation; Turmoil Expected

MAINICHI: U.S. Embassy Considers
Showing Hiroshima Bomb Film


Asia Times, Hong Kong
The U.S. Corporate Media's
'Whitewash' of Ariel Sharon

"Sharon's demise and the flood of
robust eulogies will neither change
the facts of his blood-soaked history,
nor erase the 'facts on the ground'
- as in the many illegal colonies that
Sharon erected with such dedication
on Palestinian land Israel occupies."

— COLUMNIST Ramzy Baroud

SHARON DIES: A PALESTINIAN VIEW

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea
U.S. Playing with Fire By
Coddling 'Outrageous' Abe

"If German politicians continued to
pay homage to Nazi war criminals,
including Adolf Hitler, and deny
their country's crimes during WWII,
what would have happened? The
E.U. would have entirely fallen
apart. In that case, would the U.S.
urge other European nations to
join hands with Germany to address
regional security? ... Only America
can put the brakes on Abe's actions."

—EDITORIAL, Chosun Ilbo

TIME TO REIN IN RIGHT-WING FANATICS?


Times of India, India
Indicted but Immune,
Deputy Consul General
Khobragade Exits U.S.

“The United States and India
put a lid on a torrid month-
long diplomatic fiasco, after
agreeing to remove Indian
diplomat Devyani Khobragade
from New York, without
prosecuting her, despite
her criminal indictment.”

— REPORTER
Chidanand Rajghatta

DIPLOMAT 'REMOVED' IN MAID ROW


DNA: Opposition Leader:
Khobragade's Return
a 'Defeat to the Nation'

DNA: Khobragade's Father
Says Diplomat Daughter
Rejected Compromise

DECCAN HERALD: Maid
Speaks Out: 'I Suffered
Working for Diplomat'


South China Morning Post, Hong Kong
Would-Be Owner of The New
York Times Relates, 'I am
Good at Working with Jews'

"Chen said he was aware that many
U.S. papers were Jewish-owned.
He said he was up for the job since
he had 'equally competent IQ and
EQ' compared with Jews. ... 'I am
very good at working with Jews.'"

—REPORTER Amy Li

CHEN: FOOT PUT FIRMLY IN MOUTH


Global Times, China
Buying The New York
Times
Won't 'Rebuild'
Public Image of China

"Among China's public, there
is both support and derision
toward recycling tycoon Chen
Guangbiao's ambition to buy
The New York Times. Some
mock the possible purchase as
a step toward turning it into
an official newspaper Excited
about capturing a core liberal
U.S. asset, voices of support
come from segments of the
population fed up with one-
sided coverage of The Times."

—COLUMNIST Liu Yun

NEXT OWNER OF NEW YORK TIMES?


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'Comfort Women' Outrage
Not Confined to Countries
Harmed by Japanese Army

“If Japan politicians thought like
most people do, they would be
ashamed that sculptures honoring
comfort women are being built
in the United States. It goes to
show that Japan's past is not only
an issue of controversy for the
countries it harmed. ... Japan's
attitude demonstrates its moral
vulgarity and brazen nature.”

— COMMENTARY Rodong Sinmun

PYONGYANG CLAIMS THE HIGH GROUND

Carta Maior, Brazil
Exposing, Confronting the
'Global Corporate Empire'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"How much inhumanity can people
stomach? Now, however, we see
the guts of the beast. It's breaking
everything in sight: the crystal, the
crockery - and trampling people.
But for how much longer? ... A
society cannot long survive based
on extreme forms of exploitation,
lies, and the opposition to life."

—COLUMNIST Leonardo Bof

CORPORATIONS OVER GOVERNMENTS


O Globo, Brazil
U.S. and Cuba: Pragmatic
Capital Will Soon Triumph
Over Rural Conservatives

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"The handshake between Barack
Obama and Raul Castro was more
than formality. The Ceremonials
Division of the Office of the Chief
of U.S. Protocol could simply have
removed Obama from the Castro's
proximity. This is something they
have always been good at. Why
not this time? ... When it comes to
increasing the benefits to capital,
there is a clarity and objectivity
that egocentric philosophers
and moralists fail to comprehend."

—COLUMNIST Andre Laino

IS U.S.-CUBA ICE ABOUT TO CRACK?


The Express Tribune, Pakistan
End of Year Survey: After
U.S., Pakistan Considered
Top Threat to World Peace

“Twenty four percent of the world
believes America represents the
top threat to peace. In comparison,
only 8 percent believe it is Pakistan,
which is closely followed by China
(6 percent), and Afghanistan (5
percent) and Iran (5 percent).”

— REPORTER Talha Ahmed

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Asahi Shimbun, Japan
Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine Visit Stirs
Hornet's Nests in Beijing, Seoul

“We cannot help feeling lament and
rage. ... It is an anachronistic act to
fundamentally destroy stability and
cooperation of Northeast Asia.”

— South Korean Government

WHEN 'PAYING RESPECT' IS AN INSULT

ASAHI SHIMBUN: Abe's Visit
to Yasukuni Shrine a Futile
Act of Self-Righteousness

ASAHI SHIMBUN: U.S.
Expresses Disappointment at
Abe Visit to Yasukuni Shrine

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Shrine
Visit Won't Alter Japan's
Stance on History, Diplomacy

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Yasukuni Visit Reflects
Conservatives' Priorities

MAINICHI SHIMBUN: Abe's
Visit to Yasukuni Could Isolate
Japan from Rest of World

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Yasukuni Shrine Visit a
Personal, Calculated Risk

YOMIURI SHIMBUN: Abe’s
Visit to Yasukuni Must be
Followed by Diplomacy


The Hacker News, India
1400 Institutions, 88
Countries: The Year
of the Bank Trojans

“In 2013, emerging threats
included advanced phishing
attacks by Syrian Electronic
Army, financial malware and
exploit kits, Cryptolocker
ransomware infections, mass
Bitcoin theft, a large number
of privacy breaches from NSA,
and many more.”

— COLUMNIST Swati Khandelwal

A PROBLEM KNOWING NO BORDERS


Epoca, Brazil
China on the Moon: Move
Over America and Russia

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"This success on the part of China,
which with its space program seeks
to show that it can compete with
the traditional technological powers
after decades of underdevelopment
and global isolation, occurs 10 years
after the country launched its first
astronaut into space, Yang Liwei."

—NEWS ITEM, EPOCA

WILL CHINA SPUR AMERICA INTO ACTION>


Caixin, China
Government, Scientists
Struggle to Root Out
Opposition to GM Foods

“The public has been slow to
accept scientifically altered
rice and other staples, setting
back industrial cultivation.”

— REPORTERS Cui Zheng,
Yu Dawei and Yang Jie

MONSANTO'S PEOPLE IN BEIJING


Greater Kashmir, India
Gay Carnality of 'Domineering
Western Culture' Bad for India

“Talk of 'contemporary values and
relationships' is simply a surrender
to domineering Western atheist
culture. It is amazing to see that in
the name of 'freedom' and 'dignity,'
the power-wielding class is pro-
actively engaged in defending the
'rights' of a tiny number of sodomists.”

— COLUMNIST Hassan Zainagiree

DO GAYS THREATEN CIVILIZATION?

Pak Observer, Pakistan
Disrespectful America is
Rightly Snubbed by India

“How strange it is that America
expects all sorts of courtesies
and privileges - due and undue
- for not only its diplomatic staff,
but its undercover spies, yet it
is unwilling to extend the same
to diplomats of other countries.”

— EDITORIAL, Pak Observer

RARE PAKISTAN-INDIA AGREEMENT


Outlook India, India
Indian Diplomat's U.S.
Detention: Her Domestic
Aid is the Real Victim

“The Indian establishment
colluded to victimize the
domestic assistant, Sangeeta
Richard, who arrived in the
U.S. in November 2012 and
began working for Devyani
Khobragade as a domestic aid.”

— NEWS ITEM, Outlook India

SANGEETA RICHARD: THE VICTIM?

OUTLOOK INDIA: U.S. Attorney
General Answers Critics Over
Indian Diplomat's Detention

OUTLOOK INDIA: India Foreign
Ministery Replies to U.S.
Attorney General Preet Bharara


Rodong Sinmun, North Korea
'We Will Finish All Who
Challenge Marshal Kim
Jong-Un; Even Our Kin'!

“If anyone dares come against
our supreme leader, we will
finish them off then and
there, even if he is our kin.”

— EDITORIAL, Rodong Sinmun

REGIME ISSUES LOYALTY OATH


Hindustan Times, India
BJP Party Leader Suggests
'Arrest Same-Sex Partners'
of U.S. Diplomats in India

“We have issued visas to a number
of U.S. diplomats' companions.
'Companions' means that they are
of the same sex. Now, after the
Supreme Court ruling, this is illegal
in our country, just as paying less
wages was illegal in the U.S. ... So,
why doesn't the Government go
ahead and arrest and punish them? ”

— BJP Leader Yaswant Singh

U.S.-INDIA DIPLOMATIC ROW ESCALATES

TIMES OF INDIA: Kerry
Expresses Regret Over
Devyani's Treatment

TIMES OF INDIA: Devyani
Case: It's All a 'Maid-in-U.S.'
Conspiracy, India Says

INDIAN EXPRESS: A Diplomatic
Row and a Public Spectacle


New Media Animation, Taiwan
VIDEO: Megyn Kelly says
Santa is White; In Fact
He's the Color of Money

RealVideoDec. 18 00:01:32

The assertion of Fox News host
Megyn Kelly that Santa Clause is
a White man has attracted the
attention of Taiwan's Next Media
Animation, which has lampooned
America's annual 'war on Christmas.'

— NEW MEDIA ANIMATION

CARTOON LAMPOONS FOX NEWS

Times of India, India
Indian Diplomat's Arrest
to Bring 'Strongest Action
in Years' Against America

“National Security Advisor Menon
described the arrest of Deputy
Consul General Khobragade as
'barbaric,' as he and Parliament
Speaker Meira Kumar refused to
meet a group of U.S. lawmakers.
Today the anger spread, as Rahul
Gandhi, Narendra Modi and
Sushilkumar Shinde also refused
to meet the Amercian lawmakers. ”

— REPORTER Indrani Bagchi

ARRESTED: DEVYANI KHOBRAGADE

TIMES OF INDIA: Strip-Search
Helps India Find its Spine

NEW INDIAN EXPRESS: Stop Special
Benefits for U.S. Diplomats in India


Folha, Brazil
Edward Snowden's
'Open Letter' to the
People of Brazil

“When someone in Brazil
visits a Web site, the NSA
keeps a record of when it
happened and what you
did there. If a mother in
Porto Alegre calls her son
to wish him luck on his
university exam, NSA can
keep that call log for five
years or more. ... They
even keep track of who is
having an affair or looking
at pornography, in case
they need to damage
their target's reputation. ”

— Edward Snowden

SNOWDEN LOOKS TO BRAZIL


FOLHA: Brazil Needs
a Bigger U.S. Lobby

FOLHA: Edward Snowden
Seeks Asylum in Brazil


O Globo, Brazil
Bush, Obama, Clintons and
Mandela ... 'People Like Us'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

Brazilians have a special feeling for
being human that comes out in this
article by O Globo's Dorrit Harazim.
Looking at the Mandela memorial
last week through the prism of
George W. Bush, when all was said
and done and the boos and applause
were over, a trip of one incumbent
president, two former presidents,
and one potential future president,
ended with a simple gesture: George
W. Bush showing his traveling
companions dog paintings on his iPad.

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

PUTTING ON THEIR PANTS LIKE US ALL


La Jornada, Mexico
Explaining Mandela's
Loyalty to Fidel and
the Cuban Revolution

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The ambitions of the South
African racists and the United
States were not only to crush
the Angolan regime, but to
eliminate the training bases
of the ANC and Namibia's
South West African People's
Organization, which were
established in Angola with
Cuban trainers. ... A long
and bloody war to confront
the South African military
intervention ensued, lasting
from 1981 to 1988. ... The
cracking of this racist and
genocidal military adventure
which was the harbinger of
the end of apartheid.”

—COLUMNIST Cesar Navarro

BLOOD, SWEAT, AND TEARS


La Jornada, Mexico
Mexico Surrenders
Underground to U.S.

“The United States consider
the 'law of the land' to be a
supreme value of respect on
their territory, and violate
it in foreign nations: Puerto
Rico, Honduras, Venezuela,
Panama, Colombia, and even
the occupation of Guantanamo.
The list is never ending.”

—PROFESSOR Adolfo Gilly

Huanqiu, China
For Exposing American
Hypocrisy, Ed Snowden
Deserves Global Respect

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“We owe Snowden our respect
for challenging American soft
power and its right to define
justice and injustice. The young
man is the first person in recent
years to have knocked America
U.S. off of its moral pedestal.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

FP'S GLOBAL THINKER OF THE YEAR


Huanqiu, China
Sochi Boycott Call Reflects
Lack of Western 'Humility'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“The West is chock full of people
who always have a sense of moral
superiority. In the eyes of non-
Western countries, however, they
seem more like an arrogant mob,
using brutality to promote their
values and ruin cultural diversity.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

IS THE WEST HUMANE - OR ARROGANT?


El Espectador, Colombia
'Mind Control' is Achieved in
Post-Snowden United States

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Writers are self-censoring. They
are leaving certain areas untouched,
especially if they involve using certain
terms in their communications. So
it has come to this: the reality of life
in the most powerful democracy in
the world has achieved what has
been impossible for the very worst
totalitarian systems and theocracies
- mind control over individuals.”

—COLUMNIST Juan Gabriel Vasquez

U.S.: TOPPING THE TOTALITARIANS


La Jornada, Mexico
Hollywood: Where the
U.S. Frowns on Spying

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Leaders allied with the great
superpower and millions of their
citizens have been victimized
by the mass surveillance of
communications by our neighbor
and trading partner. In contrast,
Anthony Pellicano, the most
well known private detective
in Hollywood, has been sentenced
to ten years in prison. He was
found guilty of 76 offenses,
including wiretapping, extortion,
fraud, and blackmail. ... So good
going Edward Snowden, for
working in Moscow under Russian
government protection.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

HOLLYWOOD: SPYING IS A NO NO


The Register, Ausralia
Trans Pacific Partnership
Papers to Remains Secret
... Until Deal is Signed!

“Australians interested in knowing
what will be in the controversial
Trans Pacific Partnership agreement
will have to hope someone leaks it.”

—Fairfax Media

Sydney Morning Herald, Australia
Who's Monitoring the
Covert Operations of
World's Spy Agencies?

“Even if Australian law is said
to offer some measure of
privacy protection, how can
that be more than a fig leaf
when most of these services
are headquartered outside
Canberra's jurisdiction, with
so much data routed offshore?”

—COLUMNIST Deborah Snow

Carta Maior, Brazil
Will Humanity Allow Itself
to be Excised Like 'Cancer'?

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

"Either we again begin to feel a part
of nature and show respect for it and
ourselves, or we will move into a
paradigm of conquest and domination.
We can live together and respect the
natural rhythms and exist within the
limits of our ecosystems, or prepare
ourselves for the bitter lessons that
Mother Earth will teach us."

— THEOLOGIAN AND PHILOSOPHER
Leonardo Boff

PHILIPPINES' DELEGATE SPEAKS HIS MIND

China Daily, China
'Facts' for Joe Biden on
Who is Responsible for
South China Tensions

“Despite trying to present itself
as an impartial mediator, the U.S.
has obviously taken Japan's side.
By turning a blind eye to Tokyo's
provocations, the root cause of
the tensions, Washington has
wrongly pointed an accusing
finger at in China's direction.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

BIDEN: TRINKET SHOPS IN BEIJING


Global Times, China
Biden Should 'Show
'Kindness' To China

“It is extremely unlikely
Biden has shown up in
China to be an opponent.
If so, however, China
won't hold back. ...
Americans might consider
adjusting their own
behavior, when a country
as mild and undemanding
as China begins to cultivate
nationalism toward the U.S.”

—EDITORIAL, Global Times

BIDEN: CALMING THE WATERS?


Infobae, Argentina
Obama's Weakness Triggers
Torrent of Mideast Trouble

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

"It's clear that when it comes to both
the Syria crisis and the Iran nuclear
controversy, the deception and fraud
laid out by Russia has been a trap that
President Obama walked right into,
pulling the majority of E.U. leaders in
with him. Now it's too late for regrets."

— COLUMNIST George Chaya

NETANYAHU PLEADS CASE TO PUTIN

Daily Tribune, The Philippines
China ADZ 'Should Not
Have Been Done':
Defense Chief Gazmin

“What was done by China -
should have not been done,
because things are getting
dangerous. This may trigger
an unexpected incident. ...
Common sense will tell you
that you should not commit
the same mistake twice - if
they recognize it as a mistake.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

CLINGING IN THE FACE OF CHINA


Guardian Australia, Australia
Spy Service Puts Privacy
of Ordinary Australians
Under Serious Threat
SPIES HELP SPIES

“Intelligence agents
offered to share the
confidential data of
law-abiding Australians
with international
partners. In this
Orwellian climate, who
guards the guardians?”

— ATTORNEY
Geoffrey Robertson

Guardian Australia, Australia
Revealed: Australian Spy
Agency Offered to Share
Data on Australia Citizens

“Australia's surveillance agency
offered to share information
collected on ordinary citizens
of Australia with its leading
intelligence partners, according
to a secret 2008 document
leaked by the Edward Snowden.”

— REPORTERS Ewen MacAskill,
James Ball, Katharine Murphy


SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Orwellian Spying on Indonesia
Breaches Australian Law

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD:
Prime Minister Must Find
those who Decided to Snoop


La Jornada, Mexico
Assange's Warning 'Urgent'
for the Developing World

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's required and urgent to create
and operate independent access to
the Worldwide Web in order to
break U.S. dominance in this area.
It's not for nothing that the group
of emerging economies known as
the BRICS advocate the creation of
an alternative Internet structure,
known as CABLEBRICS, consisting
of a system of fiber optic cables
20,000 miles long, which would
exclude major centers of U.S.
and E.U. telecommunications.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

ASSANGE URGES LATIN AMERICA TO ACT


CBC News, Canada
Top Spy Refuses to Answer
Queries on G20 Espionage

“The documents show the federal
government allowed the NSA, the
U.S.' largest spy agency, to conduct
widespread surveillance in Canada
during the 2010 summits.”

— REPORTER Laura Payton


NATIONAL POST: No Reason
for Canada to be Ashamed of
Spying on Other Countries

GLOBE & MAIL: Don't Listen to
Our Guests or Our Protesters


Global Times, China
Claims Made By U.S. About
Air Defense Zone 'Ridiculous'

“How will the interests of the U.S. and
its allies be impacted by a Chinese ADIZ
on China's own doorstep? Why didn't
U.S. call the establishment of Japan's
ADIZ in 1969, which included China's
Diaoyu Islands within it, and Tokyo's
'nationalization' of the islands, 'one-
sided?' Threats will not sway China.
Defending the territory of the
nation will always be its top priority.”

—COLUMNIST Luo Yuan

HOW FAR WILL AMERICA DEFEND JAPAN?


Peeople's Daily, China
The U.S. and Japan Must Be
Shown: 'White is Not Black'

“China's announcement of an Air
Defense Identification Zone in the
East China Sea has drawn criticism
from the United States and Japan -
wrongly. ... The logic of the two
countries is simple: they can do it
while China cannot, which might
be explained by a Chinese saying,
'the magistrates are free to burn
down houses, while common folk
are forbidden to light their lamps.'”

—COLUMNIST Wu Liming

A RILED CHINA RILES THE REGION


News, Australia
U.S. Responds with B-52s to
China's 'Air Identification Zone'
Over Japan-Claimed Islands

“Three days ago China declared a no
fly zone over waters claimed by Japan.
Yesterday, the U.S. flew B52 bombers
over them. Today, China sent in an
aircraft carrier. Are these the drums
of war being beaten on our doorstep?”

—NEWS ITEM, Australia News

U.S. SENDS CHINA A BIG MO MESSAGE

Minyu Shimbun, Japan
Short of Manpower,
TEPCO Boosts Pay for
Fukushima Workers

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“TEPCO will build a larger
lounge for workers to take
breaks and decontaminate
more of the site, so over a
larger area, workers will
be able to work without full
face masks - thought to lower
worker efficiency. The firm
will also raise the daily bonus
for workers from $100 to
$200. ... this newspaper has
continued to report on the
reality of TEPCO's plants,
where the environment is
atrocious and commission
of mistakes is continueous.”

—EDITORIAL, Minyu Shimbun

FIDDLING OVER YEN AS JAPAN BURNS?


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

The Hindu, India
Doctor Who Helped
CIA Find bin Laden
Charged with Murder

“Even as Dr. Shakeel Afridi,
who allegedly helped the
CIA track down Osama Bin
Laden, awaits a decision on
re-trial of his earlier case,
Afridi has been charged
with killing a boy in 2006-
2007 while performing
surgery in Khyber Agency.”

—REPORTER Meena Menon

NO GOOD DEED UNPUNISHED?


La Jornada, Mexico
Kerry 'End of Monroe
Doctrine' Seems More
Like a New Beginning

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“It's clear that if the colonialist
policy enunciated by President
James Monroe doesn't signify a
desire of the political powers
in Washington to renounce their
never-ending zeal for foreign
intervention in Latin America.
Kerry himself, in his speech at
the OAS, made evident that
among the U.S. political class,
thinking toward its continental
neighbors hasn't changed an iota.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

AN END TO U.S. INTERVENTIONISM?

Outlook Afghanistan, Afghanistan
Ignore Propaganda Against
Afghan-U.S. Security Deal

“Some people, who took money
surrounding countries, are trying
to prevent signing of the Bilateral
Security Agreement, which has
tremendous political, economic
and security benefits for Afghans.
These people close their eyes to
the miseries of the past. They fail
to grasp that if they are able to
televise their thoughts and ideas
in the first place, it is solely due
to systems created with support
from that very same United States.”

—EDITORIAL, Outlook Afghanistan

CAN THE AFGHANS GO IT ALONE?


Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Post 9-11 U.S. Leadership
a Model for the Philippines

“The model for solidarity among
public officials of opposing political
parties remains the September 11
terrorist attacks, when New York
Mayor Rudy Guilani, a Republican,
stood shoulder to shoulder with
then-U.S. Senator Hilary Rodham
Clinton, a Democrat, as they went
to Ground Zero. ... That would
not be the case with Filipino
officials and politicians, who each
go their separate ways and go to
lengths not to be seen together.”

—EDITORIAL, Cebu Daily News

CAN FILIPINOS SET ASIDE DIFFERENCES?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
An 'Irrelevant President',
Not CNN, is Our Problem

“The sobering reality never sinks
into the heads of administration
officials, their seeming ignorance
of the breadth and length of the
destruction hard to fathom. ...
The humanity of the entire world,
now converging on the Filipinos,
honors the victims. Never mind
if the most powerful man in the
Philippines has not. He no longer
matters. He's no longer our leader.”

—COLUMNIST Antonio Montalvan II

CAN AQUINO RECOVER FROM HAIYAN?

The Philippine Star, Philippines
Filipinos 'Thank God
for the United States!'

“The faces of those who suffered
in this mega disaster will haunt us
all forever, but we will always be
grateful to all countries that came
to their succor, most especially to
our No. one ally. God bless America!”

—COLUMNIST Babe Romualdez

AMERICAN SOFT POWER WIND THE DAY

ABC, Australia
Indonesia Ambassador
Pulled from Australia
Over Spy Revelations

“Australian intelligence
attempted to listen in to
President Yudhoyono's
telephone conversations,
and targeted the phones
of his wife and inner circle.”

—CORRESPONDENT
George Roberts

LONG ARM OF ED SNOWDEN


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
'Thankfully', Americans Reject
Aquino Typhoon Relief Control

“The only discernible distribution system
yet to provide relief to devastated Leyte
Province has been mounted by the aircraft
carrier USS George Washington, which has
deployed its choppers in non-stop airlift
and air drop operations for the desperate.”

—EDITORIAL, The Daily Tribune

U.S. MILITARY WINS FRIENDS IN PHILIPPINES

El Diario Decoahuila, Mexico
Ex-U.S. Marine and
Kidnapper-for-Hire
Gang Leader Caught

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The leader was identified
as 32-year-old Luis Ricardo
Gonzalez Garcia, aka/Javier
Aguirre Cardenas, member
of the U.S. Marines from
1998 to 2002, and cop in
Laredo, Texas from 2002-
2009, when he moved to
Tamaulipas and began to
engage in criminal activity.”

—NEWS ITEM,
El Diario Decoahuila

MARINE RUNS MEXICO GANG


Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines
The Unfair Typhoon 'Blame
Game' of CNN and the Rest

“We coulda done this, we shoulda
gone that way, or we woulda made
more of a difference. And to shore
up our self-flagellation, we take out
of context what foreigners have to
say about our relief efforts. People
should understand that Anderson
Cooper's analysis of relief efforts
were based on only one location:
the destroyed Tacloban Airport.”

—COLUMNIST Solita Collas-Monsod

COULD ANY NATION DEAL WITH THIS?

Japan News, Japan
'Big Welcome for a Big
Name': Caroline Kennedy

“The government is going to
great lengths to show Kennedy
a warm welcome. On Tuesday
she is to offer her credentials
to the Emperor ... Wednesday
she is scheduled to lunch with
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and
the other scheduled greetings. ”

— CORRESPNDENT Imai

JFK'S DAUGHTER ARRIVES IN TOKYO

JAPAN TIMES: Japan Pins
Hopes on Caroline Kennedy


La Jornada, Mexico
Obama's Hope-Killing
'Virtual Political Death'

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“Obama's announcement puts
him in a state of near political
death. His position seems
reduced to a mere managerial
role representing the interests
that really pull the strings of
power in his country. ... his
administration is a hope killer,
to the extent that it renders
the U.S. incapable of resolving
the miseries and distortions it
suffers economically, politically,
diplomatically and socially.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

OBAMA: NOW A PENCIL PUSHER?

Folha, Brazil
Often Wrong - Give Iran
Credit when it's Correct

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Even if you want to continue
believing that the Iranian regime
lies 24 hours a day and is talking
just to rid itself of sanctions that
damage its economy (and its
citizens), an imperfect deal is
still better than no agreement.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

UNDUE ISRAELI INFLUENCE?


The Daily Tribune, Philippines
New York Times Joins
CNN in Shaming Aquino
Typhoon Response

“'We've been telling the media
that the Aquino government is
not responding systematically
enough to save the victims of
Yolanda. Now CNN has finally
exposed the truth that the
president has been attempting
to hide from the world for the
past five days - that people are
being left to their own devices
in dealing with this mass disaster.”

—Representative Emmi De Jesus

PHILIPPINES' KATRINA MOMENT

Cebu Daily News, Philippines
Without CNN Help, Desperate
Filipinos would be Forgotten

“Yolanda's destructive fury and the
slow response of the government
to come to the aid of hundreds of
thousands of displaced people,
especially in Leyte and Samar, are
being reported around the clock
by CNN. ... Their compassion and
generosity strengthen our faith
and help keep our hopes alive.”

—REPORTER
Malou Guanzon Apalisok

FROM THE HEART OF DESOLATION

The Daily Tribune, Philippines
CNN Rightly Shames
the Aquino Government
Over Typhoon Response

“CNN correspondent Anderson
Cooper, who is in Tacloban City,
pointedly criticized the Aquino
government for its response to
the desperate survivors of
typhoon Yolanda, who after five
days have yet to receive any aid.”

—REPORTERS Ed Velasco
and Paul Atienza

PHILIPPINE FINGER POINTING BEGINS

People's Daily, China
'Racist' Jimmy Kimmel
Skit Damages America
and Hurts the Chinese

“Offensive words like these
not only hurt the feelings of
all Chinese people, but they
damage the interests of the
U.S. itself. As a multi-racial
nation built on a melting
pot of immigrants from all
over the world, such remarks
do no good for the social
cohesiveness of America itself.”

— EDITORIAL, People's Daily

KIMMEL'S CHINESE BACKLASH


El Tiempo, Colombia
JFK's Murder Badly Hobbled
Latin American Democracy

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“In Latin America he proposed the
Alliance for Progress and gave
financial support under exceptional
circumstances. ... The town of
Kennedy is testament to his journey
through Bogota where he was
accompanied by Jacqueline. ... How
much could have been avoided and
how much progress would have
been in terms of democracy if that
precious existence had not been
criminally cut short as it was? ”

—COLIMNIST
Abdon Espinosa Valderrama

JFK - AND WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

Tico Times, Costa Rica
Report: Reagan in Bed with
Drug Traffickers; The CIA
Ordered DEA Agent Killed

“I am convinced U.S. authorities are
hiding something. There appears no
will in the media, where I have many
close and respected friends, to take
up the challenge of putting the facts
in their proper place. Ask yourself
why? To my Costa Rican colleagues:
have courage, do not remain silent.
Demand explanations. They deceived
my generation. I hope my generation,
with the help of younger journalists,
can now have the unadulterated truth.”

—Reporter Lafitte Fernandez

IRAN-CONTRA SCANDAL RISES AGAIN


Tico Times, Costa Rica
Was U.S. Marine Murdered
to Hide CIA-Cocaine Link?

“Colonol Sabow, a straight-arrow
Marine and decorated fighter pilot,
learned a day before he was killed
that these aircraft were using El
Toro and other military bases to
fly cocaine into the United States.”

—By Writer Robert O'Dowd

KNEW OF CIA DRUGRUNNING INTO U.S.?

Huanqiu, China
'Vile' CNN Shows the World
America's 'Dark Psychology'

TRANSLATED FROM CHINESE

“After the 9-11 incident, many Chinese
were quite pleased. Over many a dinner
table, Chinese folk praised Osama bin
Laden's arguments, some even referring
to him as a modern day Robin Hood. Such
attitudes, however, never made it into
China's media, all of which was harshly
critical of his evils, and very sympathetic
to the U.S. government and standing
alongside the American people.”

—EDITORIAL, Huanqiu

DOES U.S. PRACTICE TERROR HYPOCRISY?


Folha, Brazil
Shaming NSA is First Step
to Ending 'State of Nature'

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“There is no doubt that as far
as possible, everyone spies on
everyone else. The question
is whether there is any way
to that we can change that.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

HOBBES: THINGS TO SAY ON SPYING?

The Hankyoreh, South Korea
'Illegal' American Spying
Lays South Korea Bare

“It is no exaggeration to say that
the inner workings of the Seoul
government are an open book to
U.S. authorities. When an ally is
treated in such a way, what hope
can there be of reciprocal and
equitable cooperation between us?”

—EDITORIAL, The Hankyoreh

SOUTH KOREA JOINS THE CHORUS


The Hankyoreh, South Korea
Seoul Lawmakers are Told
that Without United States,
North Would Defeat South

“If we fight under the current plan
as an alliance with the United States,
we will win by an overwhelming
margin. If South Korea fights alone,
however, North Korea has superior
strength, so South Korea would lose.”

—Jo Bo-geun,
National Intelligence Service

Folha, Brazil
NSA Scandal is Just a
Temporary Annoyance

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“Up until now, the Snowden
documents have succeeded in
reinforcing a certain diffuse
anti-Americanism, causing
diplomatic embarrassment
and disrupting talks - but
they will hardly do much else.”

—EDITORIAL, Folha

JUST A BLIP ON THE SCREEN?

O Globo, Brazil
America Must Employ Famed
'Checks and Balances' on NSA

TRANSLATED FROM PORTUGUESE

“While the issue was limited to Latin
America, the damage was contained.
However, with France and Germany
involved in the scandal, the trouble
became far greater, as it involves an
agenda of heavyweight interests that
has a far more international impact.”

—EDITORIAL, O Globo

HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES FAILED?

China Daily, China
U.S. 'Anti-Terror' Spies
Have No Place in China

“According to Der Spiegel, U.S.
Special Collection Service cells
operate in five Chinese cities -
Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong,
Shanghai and Taipei. Please
don't tell us they are here to
fight terrorism. While China
has contributed earnestly to
the global war on terror, its
own vulnerability to terrorism
has hardly been a U.S. concern.”

—EDITORIAL, China Daily

La Jornada, Mexico
Human Rights, the NSA,
and U.S. Moral Decline

TRANSLATED FROM SPANISH

“The massive spying against
governments, organizations
and citizens - allegedly for
reasons of security - is the
most immediate example
of moral backsliding by our
neighbor nation's institutions,
a setback that has translated
into a deterioration of rights
of people on a planetary scale.”

—EDITORIAL, La Jornada

NSA: VIOLATING HUMAN RIGHTS?

Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun, Japan
Japan Must Safeguard Data
from 'Superpower in Decline'

TRANSLATED FROM JAPANESE

“America's self-righteous surveillance
activities are a shameful mistake that
compromises the whole objective of
preventing terrorism. Intelligence,
which would have been obtained
effortlessly in the past, is now more
difficult to glean because America is
no longer as credible. ... the United
States should not be permitted to
continue tapping our conversations.”

—EDITORIAL,
Ryukyo Shimpo Shimbun

EVEN JAPAN STEPS BACK FROM NSA


JAPAN TIMES: NSA asked
Japan to Tap Regionwide
Fiber-Optic Cables in 2011



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